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–5-star OT Kadyn Proctor, Southeast Polk High School, Des Moines, Iowa.

Kadyn Proctor is the No. 11 overall, No. 2 offensive tackle, and No. 1 player in Iowa. He has been committed to his home state Iowa Hawkeyes since June. However, he was in Autzen Stadium last weekend for an official visit when the Oregon Ducks hosted the Washington Huskies. The visit was somewhat of a surprise, and now the question is whether or not the Hawkeyes should be concerned. They are currently No. 27 in the recruiting rankings, and of course, Proctor is the gem of their class. The Ducks have the No. 12 class, and adding him would move them up. I think the Ducks have a shot at flipping him and adding to an already strong class. If I were the Hawkeyes, I would be worried.


–5-star 2024 EDGE Elijah Rushing, Salpointe Catholic, Tucson, Arizona.

Elijah Rushing is the No. 17 overall, No. 4 edge, and No. 2 player in Arizona in the 2024 class, and he has narrowed his list to the top 12 teams. Those include the Arizona Wildcats, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, UCLA Bruins, and Washington Huskies. Regarding his top schools, he said, 

"These are the schools that pursued me the hardest and/or is the best fit for what I do.

Of all the schools on his list, he has visited all but Michigan and Washington, but he was in Oregon last weekend for the Ducks and Huskies game. He said he wants, 

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"To start moving towards a top 5 by the end of the spring."

It is early in the process for him, but I would keep an eye on the Gators, considering his father, George, was a tight end there, and his brother Cruz is currently a freshman for the Gators.


–4-star CB Daniel Harris, Gulliver Prep, Miami, Florida.

Daniel Harris is the No. 154 overall, No. 18 cornerback, and No. 37 player in Florida. He decommitted from the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday, and it looks like the Penn State Nittany Lions are the favorite to land him. Harris officially visited Happy Valley in June but committed to the Bulldogs in July. He seems to be leaning toward the Nittany Lions, and the On3 RPM gives them a 58.3% chance to land him. I like Penn State here, and this could happen quickly.


–4-star ATH Mikal Harrison-Pilot, Temple High School, Temple, Texas.

Mikal Harrison-Pilot is the No. 170 overall, No. 9 athlete, and No. 31 player in Texas. In June, he named his top five schools, which were the California Golden Bears, Houston Cougars, Oklahoma Sooners, The TCU Horned Frogs, and Texas Longhorns. So the Horned Frogs and Longhorns are the favorites to land Harrison-Pilot, according to the On3 RPM. I like the Horned Frogs here as well also. They currently have the No. 22 ranked recruiting class, and with their undefeated season, it could rise with more big-time recruits like Harrison-Pilot. However, the Houston Cougars are a team to watch for here.


–3-star ATH Khalil Barnes, North Oconee High School, Bogart, Georgia.

Khalil Barnes is the No. 963 overall, No. 77 athlete, and No. 94 player in Georgia, and he will announce his commitment on December 16. His top three schools are the Clemson Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Oklahoma Sooners. This looks to be between the Fighting Irish and the Tigers. He was in South Bend for an official visit on November 5 when Notre Dame hosted and upset Clemson. Barnes will be in Death Valley for an official on November 26 when the Tigers host the South Carolina Gamecocks. However, the Fighting Irish are the favorites according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine at 81.3%, then the Tigers with an 8% chance. I like Notre Dame here as well.