Coaches push and push to fill up their recruiting classes prior to the start of training camp, so their is limited opportunity for prospects to develop during their senior seasons and see their recruitment take off.
However, there will be a few handfuls of prospects who break out this fall and jump onto the radar of schools, and Scout takes a look at six prospects you may not know now, but will by the time December arrives.
Kenny Bennett plays at Philadelphia Simon Gratz, a place college coaches do not flock to so it was easy for Bennett to go under-the-radar. However, as he made the camp rounds, each time he was impressive. Scout saw him on several occassions, and his ability to jam at the line, turn his hips to run and his ability to change direction stood out.
Receiver Tyrice Richie of Homewood (Ill.) Homewood-Flossmoor had a good offseason. He was good at The Opening Regional in Chicago, he was good at the Michigan State camp when I saw him, and he has the size and ball skills to rise this fall. He was a little overshadowed last year by Kendric Pryor, who signed with Wisconsin, but with Pryor gone, I could see a huge year for Richie and additional offers coming as a result. Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) already offered.
Jaylan Shaw has been one of the biggest revelations this spring after being a backup last fall. Of course, he was not a backup for talent reasons, but more because the Corona (Calif.) Centennial secondary was loaded (three Pac-12 signees and a fourth going to Boise State). But he still played quite a bit. Now, he will be the starter at one corner spot for the Huskies this season.
In the meantime, he has double digit offers, including from hometown schools USC and UCLA, which offered him on back-to-back weekends after stellar showings at each of their camps. UCLA, as of right now, is the favorite.
Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Ronnie Rivers is a solid three-star prospect so he is hardly a sleeper, but his recruitment is not quite what it should be. He was the running back MVP at The Opening Regional in Oakland, and he has next level quickness, change of direction and is tremendous in the open field. He is a bit undersized at 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, but he is a tough kid who can run between the tackles and he finishes his runs very well. He shows good hands out of the backfield and is among the more versatile backs out West. He should have a big senior season and improve his stock when his early film gets out.
Brandon Huffman, Greg Biggins, Greg Powers, Chad Simmons and Allen Trieu contributed