The updated RIvals250 for the 2024 class has been launched and whereas the vast majority of states that make up the highest 5 have remained the identical, Alabama has changed Pennsylvania because the No. 5 state by way of Rivals250 expertise.
Whereas Georgia has narrowed the hole since our preliminary launch, Florida nonetheless has a dominant lead with 52 prospects within the up to date Rivals250. It’s adopted by Georgia with 40 prospects, Texas with 32, California with 21 and Alabama rounds out the highest 5 with 11 gamers within the up to date Rivals250 for the 2024 class.
FLORIDA – 52 prospects
Whereas Florida nonetheless has a large lead with 52 prospects within the new Rivals250 the hole has narrowed from 14 extra prospects than the No. 2 state right down to 12. Desmond Ricks, the nation’s No. 2 prospect, leads the group as one among 9 five-stars within the 2024 class and he stays the one five-star defensive again within the nation. Florida additionally leads all states in five-star manufacturing with three of the nation’s 9 five-stars residing in The Sunshine State.
With 14 of the highest 50 and 25 of the highest 100 general gamers residing within the state, this Florida class stays phenomenal from prime to backside. Rivals250 newcomers from the state embody Terek McCant, Brandon Jacob and Jordan Pride. There have been additionally two main risers from The Sunshine State in Dylan Stephenson who jumped 85 spots to No. 59 general and Eddy Pierre-Louis who made the state’s greatest leap up 96 spots to No. 89 general.
GEORGIA – 40 prospects
Georgia is a mainstay by way of producing Rivals250 expertise. Its 2024 class which galvanized throughout our preliminary rankings launch is just getting stronger with two extra Rivals250 prospects within the up to date rankings. Defensive finish Alex Cunningham is the brand new class headliner and is available in at No. 10 general because the nation’s highest ranked four-star.
The Peach State has 5 Rivals250 newcomers in Dwight Phillips, Wendell Gregory, Kylan Fox, Walter Matthews and Jakhari Williams. Athlete Mike Matthews has change into the title to observe in Georgia as he made an insane 135 spot leap and is now the No. 38 general prospect within the 2024 class.
TEXAS – 32 prospects
Texas is one other common within the prime 5 for Rivals250 expertise, however in contrast to the just lately signed 2022 class the place it completed because the state with essentially the most Rivals250 expertise, Texas at present sits within the No. 3 spot by way of 2024 standouts. Defensive finish Colin Simmons stays the headliner because the No. 1 general participant within the 2024 class.
Whereas Texas solely gained two extra spots within the Rivals250, they added a formidable seven newcomers to the record with offensive deal with Michael Uini main the way in which and making his debut at No. 100 general. The largest mover from The Lone Star State is outdoors linebacker Justin Williams who made a formidable 104 spot leap to No. 136 general.
CALIFORNIA – 21 prospects
California stays within the No. 4 spot within the newest rankings replace and elevated its variety of Rivals250 gamers by one with a complete of 21 prospects making the reduce. Quarterback Julian Sayin stays the category headliner as a five-star and jumped one spot to No. 4 general
California had three gamers make their Rivals250 debut in Brandon Baker, Dakoda Fields and Jason Mitchell. USC outdoors linebacker commit Dylan Williams made the sixth-biggest leap of the whole 250 by transferring up 133 spots to No. 82 general.
ALABAMA – 11 prospects
Alabama replaces Pennsylvania to maneuver into the highest 5 and has 11 Rivals250 prospects complete. Whereas the state is producing loads of elite expertise, the category headliner Kavion Henderson is available in at No. 84 general and it at present lacks among the star energy that different prime states are producing.
The state is very robust at defensive again with three of its 11 Rivals250 gamers coming from the defensive secondary. Exterior linebacker Sterling Dixon is the state’s lone Rivals250 newcomer and makes his debut at No. 239 general.