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On3 Outliers: Football recruits On3 ranks higher than industry

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On3 released an updated On300 for the 2022 cycle on Monday. The update revolves heavily around senior season evaluations. Every set of rankings has certain prospects that check-in higher relative to others across the industry.

On Friday we released four new five-stars in addition to highlighting some significant risers on Monday. Many of those prospects would apply here.

Updated 2022 On300

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the prospects in the On300 that we’re higher on relative to other ranking sets.

DL Isaiah Hastings – Alabama

On300 ranking: No. 42
Next highest ranking: Unranked four-star (ESPN)
Industry Comparison

We’ve been higher on Isaiah Hastings since the initial On300 release in August. The native Canadian showed off some high-end physical upside on the camp circuit and appeared positioned for a big senior season. That belief has come to fruition this fall with Hastings putting together some strong video at Clearwater Academy International in Florida. Hastings has flashed high upside traits with his first step quickness, considerable length and closing speed as a finisher behind the line of scrimmage.

EDGE James Pearce

On300 ranking: No. 56
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

James Pearce was in our initial On3 Outliers back in August. The Charlotte Chambers standout has continued to ascend in our eyes over the course of the his senior season. Pearce burst on the scene during the delayed spring season with a breakout campaign. He’s continued to progress this fall. We’ve taken in several Chambers games and Pearce constantly makes impact plays. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, he’s cat-quick off the ball and plays with a high effort level. Pearce also has some inherent strength and chippy physicality for a longer, leaner EDGE. He’s already showing some speed-to-power capabilities in addition to his first step. In his team’s most recent playoff game, we saw Pearce tally several explosive tackles for loss in addition to a few batted passes. Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina are among those in the mix for Pearce.

S Austin Brown – Wisconsin

On300 ranking: No. 89
Next highest ranking: No. 208 (247Sports)
Industry Comparison

Austin Brown showcased a complete safety skill set as a senior. The Johnston City (Ill.) High standout made plays on both sides of the ball with 87 tackles and five interceptions and over 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense. Brown is an athletic, highly physical playmaker. On defense, he’s a big-time striker, seeking out big hits and form-tackling with gusto. He also shows the ability to win in contested situations in coverage. The athleticism and playmaking shows up on offense, where he regularly dusts some subpar competition. The athleticism is backed up in the combine setting, where he tested as one of the more athletic safeties in the cycle.

OT Nikolas Hall – Kentucky

On300 ranking: No. 91
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

We tabbed Nikolas Hall as an unranked four-star in the last release and felt that was much too low this go around. The 6-foot-6, 309-pounder compares very favorably with other top offensive tackles in terms of size, length (7-foot-1 wingspan), verified athleticism and functional movement skills. Hall is a natural athlete. He has exceptional foot quickness (a sub-4.5 second shuttle) and lower body flexibility. The quickness and coordination both show up in his smooth pass set and outstanding movement at the second level. Hall has also showed some more pop in his hands and physicality as a senior. The Kentucky legacy is finishing blocks at a high level.

WR Marquarius White – Tennessee

On300 ranking: No. 107
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Marquarius White is having one of the best senior seasons among the deep wide receiver group nationally. White, who goes by the nickname “Squirrel” is a big play threat at Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville winning with easy downfield separation and the ability to take a quick hitch and jet past defenders. So far, White has caught 46 passes for 1,126 yards and sixteen touchdowns, averaging a gaudy 24.5 yards per catch. He’s also picked off two passes as a defensive back. White’s 10.69 second speed in the 100 meters easily transfers over to the field, but he’s also a skilled receiver. We see the Tennessee pledge make difficult catches, showing the ability to track, adjust and high-point the football.

OT Izaiah Reed – Louisville

On300 ranking: No. 120
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Izaiah Reed has some of the best senior video we’ve watched among the offensive tackle group. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder is an easy mover, but it’s the physicality and block finishing that really caught our eye. Reed is a highly aggressive and physical blocker, who looks to plant opposing defensive linemen in the dirt on a play-by-play basis. We also see his athleticism on display when he moves to defensive line and makes plays behind the line of scrimmage for his Jackson (Tenn.) North Side team.

DL Kenneth Grant – Michigan

On300 ranking: No. 129
Next highest ranking: Unranked four-star (247Sports)
Industry Comparison

Kenneth Grant is a huge defensive tackle with some unique body quickness and explosive power. The 6-foot-4, 350-pounder has rare movement skills at his size. Grant is capable of bursting off the snap and can forklift opposing offensive linemen into the backfield. He also doubles as an offensive tackle for his Merrillville (Ind.) team – playing both ways. Grant could also be a top offensive lineman if he were to play on that side of the ball in college.

LB Jimmy Rolder – Michigan

On300 ranking: No. 154
Next highest ranking: Unranked four-star (Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Jimmy Rolder was initially an Illinois baseball commit who saw his recruitment affected by the delayed 2020 season – which was played during the spring in Illinois. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder looks like an easy top linebacker prospect as a senior. He’s a big, physically imposing defender who shows some impressive burst and top end speed. Rolder is a physical form tackler in space. Through 13 games as a senior, the new Wolverine commit has 115 tackles and 13 tackles for loss. He’s also proficient in coverage, coming down with three interceptions as a junior.

Kaleb Webb – East Carolina

On300 ranking: No. 160
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

There’s a number of senior risers in the state of Georgia. Kaleb Webb may be at the top of that list. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder saw his junior season affected by COVID-19 cancellations and an injury to his quarterback at Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern – Coastal Carolina commit Bryce Archie. Webb has been a revelation this fall. He’s using his sub 11 second speed in the 100 meters and considerable length to beat defenses as a deep threat and contested catch target. Webb turned in one of the best senior seasons of any receiver nationally with 83 catches for 1,601 yards and 18 touchdowns. The East Carolina commit is being pursued by Michigan and Tennessee among others.

ATH Major Everhart – TCU

On300 ranking: No. 165
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Major Everhart is on the shortlist for fastest players in pads in the 2022 cycle. The TCU pledge is a vapor trail for Amarillo (Texas) Tascosa, easily transferring his 10.38 second speed in the 100 meters over to the gridiron. Few prospects in the nation create explosive plays at a higher rate per touch. So far, Everhart has rushed for 1,290 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 100 carries. He also has 316 yards and four touchdowns on 12 catches. He recently moved to quarterback in Tascosa’s option scheme following an injury to the starter and ran for 287 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff win. Everhart doubles as a corner for Tascosa with 45 tackles and a pick-six. The play speed is simply exceptional.

TE Cody Mladenka – Baylor

On300 ranking: No. 192
Next highest ranking: Unranked four-star (ESPN)
Industry Comparison

Cody Mladenka has emerged as the clear top tight end prospect Texas in our opinion. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder has shown a strong pass-catching skill set with the ability to win at the catch point, finish through contact and the speed to pull away from defensive backs. Mladenka also shows some proficiency and physicality as a blocker. Given his size, catch radius, athleticism and physicality, we could see Mladenka as an in-line tight end with the ability to flex out at the next level.

LB Nick Emmanwori – South Carolina

On300 ranking: No. 206
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Nick Emmanwori earned an offer from South Carolina after a strong showing at one of the Gamecocks’ summer camps. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder ripped off a sub-4.6 second 40-yard dash and hit 37 inches in the vertical jump. Emmanwori initially played as a hybrid safety at Irmo (S.C.) High but looks to be settling in – and thriving – as a linebacker this fall. The versatility and production match the size and athleticism. Emmanwori was a tackling machine this fall, racking up 166 solo tackles and 17 tackles for loss. The first thing that jumps out is the sideline-to-sideline speed. He’s shown the ability to defend the run in the box with impressive take-on strength and tackling skills. We also see Emmanwori rush the passer off the edge and as a blitzer. To cap things off, he’s more than comfortable in coverage and can run with slot receivers downfield.

TE Tommy McIntosh – Wisconsin

On300 ranking: No. 211
Next highest ranking: Three-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals)
Industry Comparison

Tommy McIntosh is one of the more natural and productive pass catchers in the 2022 cycle. The DeWitt (Mich.) High standout has hauled in 57 catches for 1,227 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior en route to leading his team to this week’s state title game. McIntosh is averaging a touchdown on fewer than one out of every three catches. He pairs advanced ball skills with smooth route-running, easy movement patterns and good speed. McIntosh naturally plucks the ball and is a pure pass-catcher. The ultimate question revolves around his future position. At 6-foot-5 and over 200 pounds, he could continue to add weight and become a significant mismatch at tight end in Madison. Regardless, he’s a talented, productive pass catcher having a huge year.