Orlando, FL safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix joins Karlos Williams as the newest five-stars.
Of course, the biggest news with any reranking is the new five stars.
This reranking features two: Alabama commit Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and Florida State commit Karlos Williams.
Williams is no surprise. He tore up the Gridiron Kings event, snagging three interceptions and bringing one back 99 yards for a touchdown. He showed off his impressive size and elite athleticism, and quieted any concerns that he is a "tweener" linebacker/safety prospect. He's currently the No. 11 player in the class.
Rivals tabbed Clinton-Dix the top defensive back at Gridiron Kings and was also the MVP of a Tuscaloosa Nike camp. They loved his versatility and ability to play one-on-one, which is what stands out most in 7-on-7 settings.
Rivals has been extremely hesitant to bestow fifth stars in this class—one article mentions at this time last year, there were 20 (to compare, Scout begins with 50). Having only covered 2011's recruits from the beginning, I can't explain the discrepancy—this class looks just as talented as the last one.
My guess would be Rivals is keenly aware of just how obsessed the average college football fan is becoming with recruiting, and they're making the process that much more engrossing to follow.