2015 WR Recruits to Keep an Eye on
Wide receiver is arguably the most dynamic position on the football field, so when college coaches are looking for recruits to step up and fill their wideout positions of need, they're looking for dynamic players.
Perhaps its size, which affords a wideout a major advantage against corners and safeties. Other traits of a dynamic wideout are of course, speed, route running ability and definitely good hands.
Whatever it may be, a receiver needs to separate himself from the pack in some form or another. There are a lot of talented receiver recruits out there, so being dynamic and being a game-changer is the key.
These two 2015 5-star recruits I'm about to mention are only rising juniors, but they are already standing out from the crowd. If you're a college football fan, you need to get to know them.
Naturally, let's start at the top of the food chain, which means we're beginning with George Campbell.
Campbell is 6'3'', 184 pounds, so he has that size you're looking for. At 6'3'' he'll have a height advantage over a lot of cornerbacks at the college level, but he also has speed. He runs a 4.36 40, according to 247Sports, which is incredible speed considering his size.
You don't even need to watch film on this kid to know that he's going to be a deep threat. When you do watch it though, those thoughts are confirmed.
He's tall, but he's also lanky and has long strides. That means he can cover a ton of ground quickly going vertical, and his length will give him an even bigger advantage over defenders. Simply put, he can easily reach up above most cornerbacks and catch the ball. With that said, he does have good extension and leaping ability, and compliments that with concentration and soft hands.
Campbell is a natural deep threat, but he can also play physical football. He can take a shorter 3-step drop route, lower his shoulder and pick up tough yards.
Campbell goes to East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, FL. and is committed to Michigan. He's the No. 1 receiver in the 2015 class, per 247Sports Composite.
Right below Campbell as the No. 2 2015 wideout is Tyron Johnson out of New Orleans, LA., and he's another player that college football fans should get acquainted with.
While Campbell is a deep threat, Johnson is more of a yards-after-the-catch receiver. That's not to say he can't go over the top, because he certainly has the speed and leaping ability to do so. He's effective after the catch though, and that's where he'll really stand out.
Johnson has quick feet, great vision and is exceptionally elusive. Credit his athleticism, balance and natural football instincts. He can take a quick 3-step pass, make a few players miss and outrun the rest to the end zone. He has some nice jukes, does a great job of creating running lanes and hits the hole hard once it opens up.
That will serve him well as a slot receiver, and it also makes him a tremendous punt returner. Look for him to make a ton of plays in college. Until then, he'll continue his time in the spotlight at Warren Easton High School and continue making high school defenders look silly.
LSU is the top team on Johnson's 247Sports interest list, followed by Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
Both of these recruits are only 2015 guys, but if you're a fan of college football, keep an eye on them.
Sooner or later, they have the potential to be star wideouts at the college level.
Note: Scouting and analysis done by writer, via tape study of film provided on each recruit's 247Sports profile page.
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