As part of Rivals Rankings Week, we examine the new rankings at each position. Next up: wide receivers and tight ends.
There are a lot of big names that are already committed at each of these positions, but there are so many excellent playmakers in this class that remain uncommitted. Take a look at some of the big storylines going forward.
NEW 2022 WR RANKINGS | NEW 2022 TIGHT END RANKINGS
Here is the full Rivals Rankings Week schedule:
MONDAY: Five-Star Countdown
TUESDAY: Full Rivals250 revealed
WEDNESDAY: QB rankings | RB rankings | WR/TE rankings | OL rankings
THURSDAY: DL rankings | LB rankings | DB rankings | ATH rankings
FRIDAY: State rankings
MORE 2022 RANKINGS RELEASE: Biggest movers in updated Rivals250 | Gorney’s thoughts | Meet the new five-stars | Schools most repped in the new R250 | Who should be the top-ranked DT? | What to do with Travis Hunter? | Who should be the top-ranked CB? | How things stand with uncommitted five-stars
TEAM WITH TOP COMMITS: Oklahoma
Oklahoma gets the nod for the top class of wide receivers and tight ends. This group is led by five-star receiver Luther Burden, the top player at the position. He has been committed to Oklahoma since October and hasn’t looked back.
He is joined in this class by fellow top 50 prospect Talyn Shettron, an in-state receiver, Rivals250 receiver Jordan Hudson and tight end Jason Llewellyn.
LSU came up just short here but the Tigers have a very impressive class, led by No. 1 tight end Jake Johnson, Rivals250 receiver Aaron Anderson, Rivals250 receiver AJ Johnson and three-star receiver Decoldest Crawford.
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TEAMS TO WATCH: Alabama, Texas, Florida
A combined total of only one receiver and two tight ends have committed to Alabama, Texas and Florida, so all three are going to be very active recruiting these two positions over the next few months.
Rivals100 receiver Evan Stewart and Rivals250 tight end Jaleel Skinner are very high on all three schools and both players will get up-close looks at each of these schools during the summer.
Alabama’s also targeting five-star receiver Kevin Coleman, Rivals100 receiver Barion Brown, Rivals100 tight end Oscar Delp, Rivals250 receiver Shazz Preston, Rivals250 receiver Isaiah Horton and Rivals250 receiver Kojo Antwi.
In addition to Stewart, Skinner, Coleman and Preston, Texas is very excited about Rivals100 receiver CJ Williams, Rivals100 receiver Andre Greene Jr. and Rivals250 receiver Chris Marshall. Expect the Longhorns to make a big push for a few of them, including Stewart, who used to be committed to the Longhorns.
Other than Stewart and Skinner, Florida is expected to be a major contender for Horton and Delp, though the Gators are playing from behind for Delp. Rivals250 recruit Jayden Gibson, four-star CJ Smith and four-star Sam Mbake are important targets for the Gators going forward in the recruiting process.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kojo Antwi
Rivals250 receiver Kojo Antwi is keeping everybody on their toes ahead of his commitment on July 5. Texas A&M and Georgia are the two top contenders with Alabama, Ohio State and USC in the mix.
Antwi is visiting all the schools before he announces his commitment in early July and he’s not tipping his hand one way or the other. Expect these visits to play a major factor in his commitment. He has a lot of family in the Houston area, but he also has a lot of connections to Georgia’s coaching staff and many players on the team and in this recruiting class.