The difference between the 4- and 5-star is, well, one star. On the prestige meter, however, it’s so much more.
These six 4-star players impressed enough this week at The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas, that we predict they will upgrade to 5-star status.
The 247Sports team, headed by National Director of Scouting Barton Simmons, will upgrade their player rankings in the next week. Currently the top 34 recruits from the Class of 2019 possess possess 5-star ratings.
Four of the six made the 247Sports Dream Team at the Opening.
The Oklahoma-bound pro-style signal caller was 103-for-138 passing with 16 touchdowns and three interceptions in 7-on-7s. The 6-1, 173-pounder is perhaps the next great QB in the mold of NFL No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield. From 247Sports: “Not only was he incredibly efficient and controlled throughout the weekend, but Rattler brought a confidence to his team’s huddle that was very evident.”
The uncommitted 6-2, 209-pounder all but assured his 5-star status after he hauled in 51 passes and nine touchdowns, earning overall MVP honors. He more than doubled the catches of any other receiver. Ford has 26 offers, but most have him inking at USC. Said 247Sports: “He was unstoppable down the field and in traffic, and he brought an animalistic attitude to the wide receiver position that you rarely see. In a slam dunk, he’s our overall MVP for The Opening from the event. This was an all-time performance.”
No. 73 Ryan Hilinski, QB, Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Source: Max Preps