10 Uncommitted College Football Recruits Sure to Stay In-State
Summer is in full swing, which means uncommitted recruits will see their recruitment only heat up even more. Some prospects will be looking to leave home to experience college life elsewhere.
However, several recruits appear to love the idea of staying inside their state to play within their native borders. A 4-star receiver from Florida is just about a lock to stay inside the Sunshine State for college while a 5-star defensive tackle will not even leave his city.
Plus, it'll be one of the Oklahoma schools for a powerful offensive lineman.
Holton Hill, DB
A 4-star defensive back, Holton Hill has great size for the secondary at 6'2" and 184 pounds. The Texan's athleticism and skills in coverage have every program in the Lone Star State after him.
Hill appears to be set on staying inside Texas, as Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor are the top schools in his 247Sports crystal ball. Whether he becomes a Longhorn, Aggie or Bear, look for Hill to develop into a starter on the back end.
Kanya Bell, WR
At 6'0" and 160 pounds, 4-star receiver Kanya Bell is one of the most exciting players in California with the ball in his hands. His speed, quickness and elusiveness after the catch help him make a ton of dazzling plays.
Any school looking to lure him out of the Golden State faces an uphill battle. USC holds a huge lead for Bell in his 247Sports crystal ball, and it'll be a shock if he doesn't sign with the Trojans.
Fletcher Adams, DT
Fletcher Adams is a raw defensive tackle who has impressive explosiveness and athleticism. At 6'3" and 255 pounds, he has the potential to work himself into a premier three-technique in the defensive trenches.
Adams, who is from Mississippi, has Alabama and Florida hot after him, says 247Sports. However, the Crimson Tide and Gators are wasting their time. Adams has Ole Miss and Mississippi State way out in front in his 247Sports crystal ball.
Abdul Bello, OT
A player who is rising up boards is Abdul Bello, a 4-star offensive tackle from Florida. The 6'6", 295-pounder has a solid blend of strength and athleticism, which makes him an intriguing prospect.
Bello is wanted by many schools, but he is sure to stay inside the Sunshine State. Florida and Florida State are the only schools even mentioned in his 247Sports crystal ball.
Jalin Barnett, OG
Jalin Barnett is a strong and powerful offensive lineman who will likely line up at guard in college. He's from Oklahoma, where he uses his 6'4", 315-pound frame to demolish opponents at the point of attack.
Barnett has offers from top programs all around the country, but he is not leaving the Sooner State. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are his favorites, says 247Sports.
Cordell Broadus, WR
Cordell Broadus plays for Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, but he is not originally from Nevada. The 4-star receiver is a California kid through and through, and that is where he will return to play college football.
UCLA and USC take up just about all of the percentage of his 247Sports crystal ball. At 6'2", Broadus uses adequate speed and great ball skills to make his presence felt in the passing game.
It's safe to say he's going back to Cali'.
Jaquan Johnson, S
An undersized safety, 4-star prospect Jaquan Johnson is still one of the top players in the nation. He plays bigger than his listed size at 5'10" and 180 pounds, plus he can cover slot receivers.
Johnson is a native of Miami, and all three prominent Florida programs want him to sign with them. While South Carolina is among his top schools (247Sports), Johnson will almost certainly sign with Florida, Miami or Florida State.
Frank Buncom IV, DB
From San Diego, 4-star defensive back Frank Buncom IV is used to experiencing wonderful weather. That's why he's probably not going to venture out of California.
Stanford is at 100 percent in the 247Sports crystal ball for the 6'1", 190-pounder. While Vanderbilt and Notre Dame are in contention, they'll likely have to pass California-based schools such as UCLA and California first just to challenge the Cardinal for Buncom, per 247Sports.
Da'Vante Phillips, WR
Da'Vante Phillips has deceptive strength to release off the line at 6'2" and 204 pounds. The 4-star receiver also has solid speed to shoot up the perimeter, plus his catch radius is huge.
He is a Florida native, and seeing him leave the Sunshine State is a sight that will not happen. Phillips could opt to sign with Miami, but his 247Sports crystal ball has him as a lock for Florida State.
Phillips recently camped at Florida State, and he told the following to Michael Langston and Powell Latimer of Warchant.com (subscription required) on June 12:
"It feels like home every time I'm here. I feel comfortable with all the players here, not just Dalvin (Cook). It's a very relaxing place to be even though the players work really hard if you know what I mean."
Rasheem Green, DT
At 6'5" and 275 pounds, Rasheem Green is a 5-star defensive lineman with a ton of potential. He still needs work and polish, but the California native has a chance to be dominant in college.
Green is from the Los Angeles area, and that is the city in which he'll likely play college football. While Oregon is in the mix, says 247Sports, USC and UCLA take up all 100 percent of Green's crystal ball.