College football season is around the corner, according to Rivals’ director of national recruitment Adam Gorney has taken the lists of starters expected for each Power Five conference since by Lindy preseason magazine and has broken them down based on the ranking of stars who come out of high school.
Today we move on to Pac-12.
degree: Five-star players are awarded five points, four-star players four points, and so on for each of the 22 starting players on each team.
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Total points: 84
Summary: Based on the star rankings for the intended holders, Oregon should be loaded on both sides of the football. The Ducks could have been even higher, but Ryan Walk wasn’t rated out of high school. Five-star transfer Auburn QB Bo Nix is the only five-star offense, but every other player (besides Walk) was a potential four-star customer. Defensively, five-star linebackers Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe could be exceptional. There are new faces in secondary, but all four – Dontae Manning, Christian Gonzalez, Trikweze Bridges and Bennett Williams – were also all four protagonists.
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Total points: 78
Summary: There are significant squad parts remade through transfers as five star quarterback Caleb Williams (Oklahoma) could move to Oregon three star transfer RB Travis Dye or pitch to former five star Sooners teammate Mario Williams or to former Colorado four-star WR Brenden Rice. Four-star Gary Bryant also has runaway potential as a manager Lincoln Rileythe offense. CB Tomorrow Jackson is the only five-star holder expected in defense, but three-star JUCO product Nick Figueroa could emerge, and then SEC transfers Romello Height (Auburn) and Shane Lee (Alabama) could be very interesting additions.
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Total points: 72
Summary: On paper, there’s a ton of talent in the skill positions led by four-star quarterback Tanner McKee, four-star running back EJ Smith, and four-star receivers Michael Wilson and Elijah Higgins. Furthermore, it could be argued that the three-star TE Benjamin Yurosek was also underclassified. Five-star Myles Hinton leads the offensive line that needs to be better. Defensively, the bookends of four stars Stephen Herron and Aaron Armitage could be compelling for a team looking to bounce back from a bad season.
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Total points: 72
Summary: Skill positions are loaded among the intended holders when four-star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson is surrounded by four-star RB Zach Charbonnet and then fast four-star receivers Titus Mokiao-Atimalala and Kazmeir Allen. The offensive line has three three stars and then two two stars on the right side in Jon Gaines and Josh Carlin. The defense is a diverse group as Gabriel and Grayson Murphy are three-star transfers from NorthTexas and DT Jacob Sykes is a three-star transfer from Harvard. The backend has plenty of local talent with four-star security Stephan Blaylock and four-star Devin Kirkwood of 2021 on the corner.
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Total points: 68
Summary: The Golden Bears didn’t even score an average of 24 points per game last season, but Purdue QB Jack Plummer’s three-star transfer could help, plus they have two very talented four-star receivers in Jeremiah Hunter and J. Michael Sturdivant to increase the attack, along with TE Jermaine Terry to four stars. Brent Johnson is back down the defensive line, but he is the only four-star on that side of the ball, even though Daniel Scott’s two-star safety was underestimated upon leaving high school.
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Total points: 66
Summary: That’s the setup every year for Utah: underclassified players and those who excel at the system by proving people wrong and winning more games than expected, all developing many of those players for the NFL. Up front, four-star quarterback Cam Rising leads the way and four-star Solomon Enis should be a prime target, but the only other four-star in that group is OL Sataoa Laumea. The expected starting receiver Devaughn Vele was a walk-on that earned no stars in high school. On the other hand, four-star DE Van Fillinger, four-star Mohamoud Diabate transferred from Florida LB and four-star CB Clark Phillips, but many three stars will top their rankings.
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Total points: 64
Summary: Total points for the anticipated starters would be significantly higher, but LB Edefuan Ulofoshio and cornerbacks Jordan Perryman (UC Davis transfer) and Mishael Powell were all unclassified upon leaving high school. However, the defensive line is absolutely laden with four stars Kuao Peihopa, Tuli Letuligasenoa and Bralen Trice and the best of the bunch – Zion Tupuola-Fetui – was a three-star out of high school. The four-star relocation of Indiana QB Michael Penix, along with four-star receivers Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan, should be threats. Best offensive lineman Jaxson Kirkland was downgraded in high school by coming out as a three star.
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8. State of Arizona
Total points: 63
Summary: Florida QB four-star transfer Emory Jones could cede it to Wyoming two-star transfer RB Xazavian Valladay or Utah four-star transfer WR Bryan Thompson, Missouri three-star transfer TE Messiah Swinson, or unranked WR John Sanders, who played at Dixie State and then Riverside City College before arriving in Tempe. In defense, there is a lot of talent, whether it’s the four-star DL Omarr Norman-Lott, the four-star transfer of LSU DE Travez Moore or the four-star tackler Merlin Robertson.
Total points: 58
Summary: Like many teams, the transfer portal is expected to trigger the Colorado attack, with the three-star transfer of the Tennessee QB JT Shrout, the three-star transfer of the Baylor WR RJ Sneed, and more on the way, along with the sole starter projected to four stars in attack in the transfer of Alabama OL Tommy Brown. The Buffaloes would have a higher number, but RB Ramon Jefferson, a Sam Houston state transfer, and TE Brady Russell were not ranked in high school. Four-Star LB and Oklahoma Relocation Robert Barnes leads the way in defense and is the only four-star on that side of the ball.
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10. State of Oregon
Total points: 58
Summary: Quarterback Chance Nolan was a four-star and there should be some firepower in skill positions when three-star running back Deshaun Fenwick moved out of South Carolina and then four-star receivers Tre’Shaun Harrison (Florida State) and Tyjon Lindsey (Nebraska) were also Power Five transfers. Based on the star rankings, there are a few holes in the defense and no four stars, but the number of Beavers would actually be higher were it not for DL Cody Anderson and DB Jaydon Grant who are not ranked upon leaving high school.
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Total points: 57
Summary: On paper, the Arizona offense should be powerful not only with four-star quarterback Jayden de Laura directing the show, but also with the addition of five-star receiver Tetairoa McMillan, who had been busy in Oregon but is passed to Arizona when the coach Mario Cristobal left for Miami. McMillan has the skills to be one of the best conference receivers. On the offensive line, three-star Jonah Savaiinaea is an extraordinary one. Arizona’s total score would be higher, but DL Kyon Barrs and DB Christian Roland-Wallace and Treydan Stukes were not ranked upon leaving high school. Among the starters provided, the only four-star is the transfer of the USC DE Hunter Echols.
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12. State of Washington
Total points: 46
Summary: The total of the lowest score for Washington State based on the expected starters is for numerous reasons, but mainly because QB Cameron Ward was not ranked in the Incarnate Word prior to the transfer to Pullman, and neither was OL’s transfer of Northern Colorado Grant. Stephens. In defense, DL Antonio Pule and DB Jordan Lee were also unclassified upon leaving high school. This significantly skews the score, but the Cougars don’t even have four stars on either side of the ball they should start, which is worrying.
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