2020 Prospects Making Waves As Freshmen

Oct. 17 -- Scout whips around the country to focus in one some Class of 2020 college football prospects who are already making waves on the field and picking up major recruiting interest, including one quarterback who has said UCLA was his dream school...

QB Harrison Bailey, Marietta (Ga.)

Bailey has been the starting quarterback from game one and he is next Georgia quarterback to be one of the best in the country. He has all the tools you look for. Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina and Tennessee among others have already offered.

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RB Blake Corum, Laurel (Md.) St. Vincent Pallotti

Corum already holds offers from Maryland, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple and Toledo, and he is off to a big start. He has a combination of size and speed that should push his offer list into double digits by the end of the season.

QB TJ Finley, Hammond (La.) St. Thomas Aquinas

Finley is a quarterback who already stands at 6-foot-4 with a big-league arm. He is the next big prospect to come out of St. Thomas Aquinas. He's mature for his age, he throws a good ball, and he is mobile as well. LSU offered over the summer and Alabama and Baylor are showing early interest.

DE Jason Harris, Mesa (Ariz.) Desert Ridge


Harris had a Pac-12 offer before he even started high school, from Oregon State, and Arizona also offered the legacy. His father played for the Wildcats and the Chicago Bears and his older brother Jalen is committed to Arizona. Illinois and former Bears head coach Lovie Smith has also offered. Harris is 6-5, 200 and flies off the edge and will probably easily get to the 240-range by his senior year in high school. He’s got a chance to be the top defensive prospect in the West in his class when it’s all said and done.

DE Coziah Izzard, Laurel (Md.) St. Vincent Pallotti

Maryland is identifying talent early near its campus, and defensive end prospect Coziah Izzard fits the bill. He was offered by the Terps a few weeks ago. Izzard has great size and length, and he explodes well when he changes direction. He is playing as a defensive end at St. Vincent Pallotti, which is where he will likely end up in college.

Enzo Jennings, Oak Park (Mich.)

Hard to believe one school has two young talents like this, but the Knights do. Jennings is an athletic safety with the frame to keep getting bigger. He has a Kentucky offer as well as Central Michigan with several Big Ten programs in contact.

CB Sheridan Jones, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan


Jones already has some big offers. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound cornerback has great length at a young age, and he has looseness in his hips. Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia already offered.

QB Riley Keller, Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer

Keller has a great arm and great mobility, enough to already have some around the state thinking he will be the top prospect in Ohio by the time he is a senior. Ole Miss and Toledo have both offered.

RB Jase McClellan, Aledo (Texas) 

Everyone in the state of Texas remembers running back Jonathan Gray and what he did in his time playing in a Bearcats jersey, and the next superstar back will be McClellan, who has put up huge numbers so far in 2016. Splitting carries with two upperclassmen, McClellan leads the team with 518 rushing yards and has scored seven touchdowns. No recruiting interests listed just yet, but schools will be after the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder.

CB R.J. Mickens, Southlake (Texas) Carroll


It is not easy to get on the field at the varsity level as a freshman, but Mickens has won the job at one of the biggest and most historically talent-rich 6A programs in the Lone Star State. Last weekend he helped the Dragons to a 49-7 win over Lewisville (Texas), while helping to limit the opposition's passing offense led by Alabama-bound wide receiver Tyrell Shavers, to only 112 yards. He broke up a pass and forced a fumble. Arizona and Oklahoma State have already offered.      

OG Justin Rogers, Oak Park (Mich.)

Two-way lineman, but his future is likely on offense, where he's been dominant so far as a freshman tackle. Projects to the interior, but athletic and strong. Kentucky has already offered but more will come.

WR Gee Scott, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic

Scott figures to be one of the next bigtime prospects to come out of EC and has played quite a bit on a senior-laden squad this fall. He has three touchdown receptions this year and while the Crusaders will lose Hunter Bryant, the No. 2 tight end in the country, to graduation, Scott and fellow 2020 pass-catcher D.J. Rogers figure to soften the blow. Scott took an unofficial to Oregon last weekend and has been to Washington unofficially as well this fall.

Avantae Williams, DeLand (Fla.)

Williams is an elite athlete with size, wiggle and speed. He has always been a running back growing up, but he is making most of his plays in the defensive secondary as a freshman. He has a chance to be one of the best in the country. Florida and Miami have already offered.

QB Bryce Young, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral

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Young was one of the top quarterbacks we saw over the spring during the 7v7 circuit so we knew he had a chance to step in and contribute right away. Cathedral has a senior quarterback who started the last three years so Young has only seen part time duty but has been very impressive. In six games, he has thrown for 596 yards, completing almost 60% of his passes and nine touchdowns while rushing for three more scores. Texas Tech and Utah State have already offered and you can expect that list to grow to double digits by the time he's a sophomore. Young has said a few times that, growing up, UCLA was his dream school. 

Scout National Analysts Allen Trieu, Brandon Huffman, Brian Dohn, Chad Simmons, Greg Biggins, and Greg Powers contributed to this story. 

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