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In-person evaluations drive 2025 On300 update

charles power hsby:Charles Power07/08/24


On3 Rankings Update! | Charles Power Breaks Down the Biggest Movers and New 5-Stars! | Inside Scoop

On3 has updated its football prospect rankings for the 2025 cycle. This rankings release marks the third update of the year and is primarily driven by in-person evaluations at major national events over the past several months along with acquisition of updated verified measurements and athletic data on hundreds of prospects from this summer.

The On3 national team was at several major events in the past few months: the Elite 11 FinalsOvertime’s 7v7 events, Under Armour regional camps in AtlantaMiamiDallasHouston, Nashville, and Los Angeles along with multiple college camps.

Updated 2025 On300

Additionally, we’ve gathered a loads of verified information (measurements, athletic testing data) from various sources. We’ve compiled official measurements (some combination if not all of height, weight, arm length, hand size) on close to 93% of the current On300. This includes our own measurements of 43 of the nation’s top prospects at the On3 Elite Series. The high school track season has also come to a close since the last update, adding important athletic context. Much of this new data is actionable and helps paint a current picture as the 2025 cycle enters the senior season.

The recent in-person evaluations and updated verified data adds key context to film evaluations from the junior season. The most critical evaluation points for the majority of prospects — the senior season and all-star games (for some) — have yet to occur. This ranking is still a work in progress with the aim of setting the table for upcoming critical evaluation points.

Let’s get into some of the top storylines surrounding this rankings update.

Bryce Underwood leads the top five

LSU quarterback commit Bryce Underwood remains as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2025 On300. Underwood, who debuted atop the initial On300 15 months ago continues to look like the top quarterback prospect in the cycle entering the senior season. He possesses a combination of physical talent and on-field resume that is currently unmatched.

Underwood, who measured in at 6-foot-4, 214 pounds with a 10-inch hand at the On3 Elite Series has arguably the top arm talent in the cycle. We saw his elite passing ability on display over the past few months with an absolutely sensational showing in his lone appearance on the national 7-on-7 circuit, followed up by a strong outing at LSU’s camp. Though he was not at the Elite 11 Finals, we didn’t see a quarterback prospect who made more ridiculous throws this offseason.

The offseason showings back up what is the best on-field and film resume at the position entering the senior season. Underwood is 40-2 as a starter with two state championships under his belt. He threw for 3,329 yards and 41 touchdowns against three interceptions at over 12 yards per attempt and rushed for seven more scores as a junior. The combination of processing ability and feel as a vertical mover within the pocket is the best we’ve seen on film among the group. Underwood, who won’t turn 17 years old until August 19 has areas to continue improving, but enters the fall as an established top talent at quarterback and in pole position as the No. 1 overall prospect.

We view the offensive line cycle in 2025 as a potentially historic group of talent at the position. Notre Dame commit Will Black (No. 2) headlines the list as the top-ranked offensive tackle in the On300. Black has shown true high-end physical traits and skills to this point. He measured in at 6-foot-7.5, 283 pounds with 34.25-inch arms at the On3 Elite Series and clocked an eye-raising electronically-timed 4.90 second 40-yard dash this off-season. Black’s size and athleticism adds context to what we view as outstanding junior film. His balance, coordination and lateral agility project at a high level. We’re eager to see how the Irish pledge looks while playing his second season of football in the United States as a senior.

DJ Pickett (No. 3) continues to rank as the top cornerback prospect in a strong cycle at the position. At 6-foot-4, 180 pounds with 33 5/8-inch arms, Pickett has elite stature and length at a premium position. The Zephyrhills (Fla.) High product is the most physical top cornerback in the cycle and touts high-end athleticism (10.69 second 100 meters) and ball skills (1,033 receiving yards, 15 touchdowns as a junior).

New Oregon commit Dakorien Moore (No. 4) has separated himself as the top wide receiver in the cycle to this point. He’s shown the ability to win at every level of the field. Moore is able to harness his elite track speed (10.4 second 100 meters) as a dangerous deep threat and runner after the catch. Though he’s a shade under 5-foot-11, Moore is ferocious at the catch point and consistently comes down with contested grabs.

Defensive lineman Elijah Griffin (No. 5) rounds out the top five and is the lone top five prospect we were unable to see this fall. The Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Christian product had a great junior season with 31 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks.

Five new 5-stars in the On300

This update saw five prospects earn their fifth star from On3, bringing the current total of five-star prospects to 15. Missouri quarterback commit Matt Zollers (No. 11), Alabama interior offensive line commit Michael Carroll (No. 12), Georgia EDGE commit Isaiah Gibson (No. 13), offensive tackle Andrew Babalola (No. 14) and Ohio State quarterback commit Tavien St. Clair (No. 15).

Matt Zollers looked like the top playmaker among 2025 quarterbacks on junior film and continued to show his physical skill set throughout the offseason. The 6-foot-3.5, 203-pounder has a live, loose arm and high-end movement skills. We saw the arm talent on display at the Elite 11 Finals. While there is room for improvement with his overall consistency, we viewed Zollers’ showing as more impressive than initially thought after reviewing video from the camp. The Missouri commit excels in live settings. We saw this during the 7-on-7 portion of the Elite 11 Finals when he threw six touchdowns, tying for the most on the day. As one of the few current multi-sport athletes among top 2025 quarterbacks, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the consistency improve once he fully focuses on football.

Michael Carroll is a dynamic two-way jumbo athlete with one of the largest frames top 2025 interior offensive linemen. The Doylestown (Pa.) Central Bucks East standout is 6-foot-6, 310 pounds with solid length and hands that measure over 11 inches. The Alabama commit’s size and movement skills allow for the potential to play multiple spots along the offensive line at the next level. He’s an outstanding mover and plays with palpable physicality. The long-time On3 outlier has shown steady improvement and looks to have one of the highest upsides along the interior in the 2025 cycle.

Isaiah Gibson is one of the freakier prospects along the defensive front in the 2025 cycle. The Warner Robins (Ga.) High product measured in at the On3 Elite Series at 6-foot-3.25, 263 pounds with 35-inch arms and close to a 7-foot-2 wing-span. Gibson is a top shelf athlete at that size, running in the 4.7’s at Under Armour’s Atlanta camp. The high-end physical traits show up on the field, where the Georgia pledge lines up as a jumbo pass rusher. Though he figures to have competition as the top EDGE prospect in the cycle, Gibson could continue to make a strong case with improved consistency as a senior.

Andrew Babalola appears to have one of the higher upsides among the loaded group at offensive tackle. The Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley Northwest standout checks in at 6-foot-5.5, 295 pounds with plus length. Babalola is an easy mover at his size and shows encouraging play strength and anchor. He showed rapid improvement in his first year of varsity football as a junior and has continued to tack on good size over the course of the last year. Stanford, Michigan, Oklahoma and Missouri are among the schools in the mix.

Tavien St. Clair looked like one of the most skilled passers in the cycle on the camp circuit. At a shade under 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, St. Clair has readymade size and was the biggest quarterback at the Elite 11 Finals. The Ohio State commit is a smooth passer with the ability to replicate his throwing motion and consistently deliver well located passes in drill work. He owns easy arm strength and is able to layer the football at a high level. St. Clair has made impressive physical strides over the past year-plus. He turned in a good junior season and we’re looking to see how he continues to improve his internal clock as a senior.

Movement among the top quarterbacks

The quarterback position saw a good bit of movement outside the current five-stars. The Elite 11 Finals and off-season circuit allowed for an up close look at most of the top quarterback prospects in the 2025 cycle. While the camp setting is ultimately just a small piece of the overall evaluation, seeing the group throw in person adds context to what we saw on film during the junior season and provides a preview of what we could see during the pivotal senior season.

Notre Dame commit Deuce Knight (No. 28) had a sensational summer, earning the On3 MVP at the Elite 11 Finals and at Overtime’s OT7 Finals. The 6-foot-4.5, 208-pounder has made notable progress as a passer in just a few short months of working with a private quarterback coach for the first time. With a live arm and elite combine athleticism, Knight’s physical upside is certainly one of the highest at the position. We saw his high-end talent show encouraging signs of coalescing at both events. Up next, we’re looking to see how Knight carries over his improvements onto the field on Friday nights.

Texas A&M pledge Husan Longstreet (No. 30) touts arguably the strongest arm in the cycle. Longstreet has an absolute bazooka. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder’s explosive arm talent is among the best we’ve seen at the Elite 11 Finals over the past few years. Longstreet is a twitched up passer and mover. The Texas A&M commit can rip fastballs, but showed some improved accuracy and ability to layer the football at the Elite 11 Finals.

Alabama commit Keelon Russell (No. 37) is a riser on the heels of a strong offseason, punctuated by a standout showing at the Elite 11 Finals. Russell seems to make incremental improvements each time we see him. He has well-rounded skill set with good zip on his passes and bouncy movement skills. At 6-foot-3, 181 pounds, Russell has room to continue getting bigger and stronger. The Crimson Tide pledge will be playing in some big-time games at Duncanville (Texas) High this fall. We’re eager to see how he looks with more playmaking responsibilities as a senior.

USC commit Julian Lewis (No. 44) is a prolific passer at the high school level who looks to have the skill set of a high-floor distributor. Lewis is one of the more accurate quarterbacks in the cycle. His degree of technical polish and consistency allow for little variance on his passes, particularly in the short and intermediate areas of the field. At 6-foot, 186 pounds, Lewis may not have the physical or athletic traits of some other top quarterbacks in the cycle, but the one-time 2026 prospect is an experienced decision-maker and effective at getting the ball to playmakers.

Tennessee commit George MacIntyre (No. 74) had an up-and-down junior season while facing tough competition. Though MacIntyre threw the most interceptions and had the lowest yards per attempt of On300 quarterbacks as a junior, he flashed some of the playmaking skills that made him a highly-rated sophomore prospect. With that said, two camp showings in the off-season left us with more questions than answers in assessing his level of arm talent. While MacIntyre remains a top 75 prospect, others within the group have shown more given the full balance of on-field performance and in-person evaluations up to this point.

Mississippi State commit KaMario Taylor (No. 94) is one of the more physically-gifted quarterbacks in the cycle and turned in a great junior season, accounting for 63 total touchdowns. Taylor is earlier in his development than most of his fellow top quarterback prospects and will need technical refinement and continued coaching. He’s far from a finished product, but the upside is apparent.

North Carolina commit Bryce Baker (No. 99) makes a big move inside the top 100. Baker turned in a consistent showing at the Elite 11 Finals, showing a strong arm. Baker, who is a 1,000 point scorer in high school basketball, is a strong athlete at the position and plays with a creative playmaking style.

We continue to be high on Miami commit Luke Nickel, who moves up to No. 102 overall. The long-time On3 outlier is a technically sound pocket passer with a good downfield arm and functional movement skills. Nickel’s showing as a Top Performer at the Elite 11 Finals, backs up a great junior season that saw him lead his team to a state title in Georgia’s highest classification.

New entrants into the 2025 On300

This update saw 35 prospects move into the On300.

No. 86 DL Zion Williams – LSU

No. 101 S Bryce Fitzgerald

No. 137 TE Brody Lennon – Ohio State

No. 138 LB Burke Gautcher – Iowa

No. 141 CB Maison Dunn – Ole Miss

No. 142 WR Jerome Myles

No. 157 EDGE Jayden Loftin – Tennessee

No. 164 QB Alex Manske – Iowa State

No. 174 OT Jordan Fields – Houston

No. 185 RB Jasper Parker – Michigan

No. 190 ATH Todd Robinson – Georgia

No. 192 IOL Demetris Dean – Houston

No. 202 WR Jerel Bolder – NC State

No. 203 CB Jayden Sanders

No. 205 S Fenix Felton – Georgia Tech

No. 208 S Byron Baldwin – Indiana

No. 210 S Sheldon Robinson – Virginia Tech

No. 212 DL Malik Autry– Auburn

No. 225 LB Pierce Mooberry – Nebraska

No. 231 LB Jaquel Holman – South Carolina

No. 237 RB Shekai Mills-Knight

No. 242 TE Mikkel Skinner – Cincinnati

No. 246 WR Jacob Washington – Michigan

No. 247 WR Terry Shelton – Arizona

No. 250 IOL Henry Fenuku – Missouri

No. 251 TE Brian Kortovich – Purdue

No. 252 DL Jaylen Williams – Michigan

No. 263 TE Tae’shaun Gelsey – Florida

No. 270 S Jhase Thomas

No. 271 OT Soren Shinofield – Utah

No. 278 EDGE Daeden Hopkins – Missouri

No. 281 EDGE Chase Linton – Rutgers

No. 282 S Martels Carter – Kentucky

No. 290 LB Dante McClellan – Missouri

No. 292 WR Quanell Farrakhan Jr.