Best highlights by leading college football recruits: Bama’s future WRs,
Blake Baumgartner, ESPN Personnel WriterOct 28, 2023, 07:25 AM ET Before they take the field as college football players on Saturdays, some of the leading employees in the 2024 ESPN 300 and 2025 ESPN 300 are playing below the lights on weeknights.Penn State’s defense enters play Saturday ranked 2nd in the FBS both in overall defense and scoring defense and is a big factor the Nittany Lions are off to a 6-1 start.Mandarin High School (Florida )cornerback Jon Mitchell (No. 137 total)will join that defense next year as one of 12 ESPN 300 pledges in the Nittany Lions’10th-ranked recruiting class. Mitchell had a set of interceptions, consisting of a pick-six, Thursday night in Mandarin’s 43-0 shutout victory over Sandalwood High School(Florida)– which clinched a 4M District 1 champion for the Mustangs in the process.Mandarin outscored its two district opponents by a combined margin of 73-0. Here’s how some other of the nation’s
leading employees looked this week.
WR Jaime Ffrench Jr. (devoted to Alabama)
Nick Saban and Alabama have commitments from two of the leading 3 wide receivers in the junior class: Ryan Williams (No. 3 total in 2025) and Ffrench (No. 15 overall in 2025).
Ffrench’s balancings were on display in Mandarin High School’s (Florida) 43-0 nothing of Sandalwood High School (Florida) on Thursday night.
Just like they developed it The ball simply appears to find Jaime Ffrench Jr.
Tramell Jones Jr. (@TramellJonesJr)
@Mandarin_HS_FB I @sports4jax I #News 4jaxVarsity pic.twitter.com/go71eel7Q6!.?.!— Jamal St. Cyr(@JStCyrTV)October 27, 2023 In 9 games this season, he has 36 catches for
816 yards and 10 touchdowns.RB Harlem Berry( No. 18, class of 2025 )Berry, the leading running back in the junior
class, tallied 5 goals in the very first half Thursday in St. Martin’s Episcopal High School’s(Louisiana) 56-12 triumph over Cohen High School(Louisiana). ENJOY: St. Martin’s Episcopal ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ RB Harlem Berry (’25)scores on offense, defense and special groups
(5 very first half TDs)with LSU head coach Brian Kelly in the house. Full game highlights tomorrow night on @FOX8NOLA (@HarlemBerry25)pic.twitter.com/YlSdImhrkX!.?.!— Jeff Haeger (@TheJeffTakeWVUE) October 27, 2023 Berry has various offers, consisting of from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and USC.Underwood is the prize within the 2025 class coaches all over the nation are after.Underwood, the top player in the 2025 ESPN 300, blazed a trail for undefeated Belleville High School(
Michigan) on Friday versus Ann Arbor Huron High School in a 48-7 success in the preliminary of
the MHSAA postseason.Bryce Underwood with a 4th down TD go to put Belleville up 13-0 pic.twitter.com/N7qz4B3BYY!.?.!— Derek Screwball(@phenom1984 )October 27, 2023 Underwood finished 68 percent of his passes for 2,051 passing yards with 26 touchdowns passes and just one interception during the nine-game routine season. WR Webcam Williams (devoted to Notre Dame)Williams (No. 49 overall in 2024)is a nice pairing with fellow four-star possibility QB C.J. Carr for Notre Dame as it continues
to develop a class that’s inside the leading 15 (14th overall). Williams didn’t let the rain impact him as he helped Glenbard South High School(Illinois )open the IHSA’s Class 5A postseason with a 54-0 shutout of Noble St. Charter/UIC(Illinois). Web cam in the Wildcat 2024 All-American Web Cam Williams(@cam_will30
)extends the lead for @GlenbardSouthFB #GoIrish #AllAmericanBowl pic.twitter.com/BNTEOJNtlR!.?.!— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC )October 27, 2023 Through seven games, Williams had 32 receptions for 685 receiving lawns and 10 touchdowns to choose 265 hurrying lawns and 4 scores for the Raiders(9-1)
. Jefferson (No. 235 overall) is among two ESPN 300 wide receivers(Rico Scott
)in Alabama’s 2024 recruiting class, which ESPN has ranked fifth.Jefferson wasn’t going to be neglected of the enjoyable in Baylor High School’s (Tennessee)42-0 victory over Knoxville Catholic High School(Tennessee )on Friday.Touchdown @AmariJefferson6 @whit7muschamp Baylor 28-0 @BaylorSchoolFB pic.twitter.com/KSdsKDF9qw!.?.!— Caleb Sisk(@CalebSisk_)October 28, 2023 Jefferson’s 45-yard touchdown reception was one of 3 goal passes Whit Muschamp, the boy of Georgia defensive planner Will Muschamp, threw on the night for the Red Raiders.