Nov 12, 2022; Washington, DC, USA;  Archbishop Carroll High School player Nyckoles Harbor (7) during the game as Archbishop Carroll High School defeated Bishop O'Connell High School 48-6 in WCAC Semi-Finals game at Bishop O'Connell High School.  Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

South Carolina lands 5-star prospect Nyckoles Harbor

Five-star prospect Nyckoles Harbor, who plans to play tight end in college, committed Wednesday to South Carolina.

He chose the Gamecocks over a bevy of offers, including from Michigan, Maryland and Oregon.

Although he also was an edge rusher at Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C., Harbor was listed at the No. 1 recruit in the athlete category and the No. 19 overall player in the nation by the 247Sports composite.

At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Harbor also is a sprinter and an Olympic hopeful. 247Sports said he intends to run track in college, too.

He credited South Carolina coach Shane Beamer for his commitment.

“It’s Beamer Ball,” Harbor said. “He is the hottest recruiter in America, which everybody is learning. It’s a great school overall and he is building something great there. “

As a senior, Harbor caught 15 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he made 45 tackles and had 5 1/2 sacks, per 247Sports.

The publication also said that Harbor holds the top times in the nation in two track events this season: the 60 meters (6.64 seconds) and the 200 meters (20.76).

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Berkeley Prep 2023 Edge Rusher Keon Keeley

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Top 2023 edge rusher Keon Keeley commits to Alabama

Keon Keeley, a five-star edge rusher, committed Monday to Alabama, choosing the Crimson Tide over Ohio State and other top-flight programs.

Keeley is ranked No. 1 at the position and No. 10 overall in the nation in the Class of 2023 by the 247Sports composite. From Tampa, Fla., he attends Berkeley Prep and is expected to play linebacker in college.

He remained the only composite top 10 player uncommitted ahead of the start of the early three-day national signing period on Dec. 21.

The 6-foot-6, 242-pound Keeley committed to Notre Dame on June 28, 2021, and decommitted on Aug. 17. He told BamaOnLine on Monday that Alabama was the right place for him.

He has made at least four visits to Tuscaloosa.

“It’s just a great program,” Keeley said. “If you do the right stuff and trust the process, you can have a lot of success.”

Heading into the signing period, Alabama has the No. 1 recruiting class for 2023, per the 247Sports rankings. Following the Crimson Tide are Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas and Ohio State.

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Oct 12, 2019; Champaign, IL, USA; A Michigan Wolverines helmet sits on the back of the bench during the second half of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

2024 four-star OL Luke Hamilton commits to Michigan

Michigan gained another victory in Ohio this weekend with the commitment of four-star offensive lineman Luke Hamilton to its 2024 class.

Hamilton, from Avon, Ohio, said Sunday he was committing to the Wolverines. He was on hand in Columbus on Saturday when No. 3 Michigan knocked off No. 2 Ohio State in a battle of previously 11-0 teams.

“Last night, watching them do something like that to a team with such success kind of pushed me over the edge to do it and I’m not looking back,” Hamilton told 247Sports.

The 247Sports composite lists the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Hamilton as the No. 8 offensive tackle in the nation. He also gave strong consideration to Michigan State.

“The past two years they’ve been on the uprise,” Hamilton said of the Wolverines. “Of course they’ve always been a top-tier program. They’ve been pushing the past few years. They’re going to be a team nobody wants to mess with. They’re going to be that ‘Bama. They’re going to be a high-level team nobody wants to play and be scared of.”

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Oct 29, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier looks on against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Recruit Jaden Rashada flips from Miami to Florida

Four-star quarterback prospect Jaden Rashada called an audible over social media on Friday morning by agreeing to join Florida, four-plus months after committing to Miami.

Rashada is listed by 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 7-rated quarterback in the 2023 class. He initially selected the Hurricanes over the Gators as well as LSU, Mississippi and Texas A&M in June.

“After a lot of prayer, conversations with my family and those close to me, I have decided to change my commitment and play for the University of Florida,” Rashada wrote early Friday morning on Twitter.

“I have tremendous respect for Miami and what they are going to accomplish there, but I have watched this season and Coach (Billy) Napier and his team are building something very special in The Swamp and I want to be a part of it.”

Per Sports Illustrated, Rashada has thrown for 4,883 yards and 63 touchdowns and added 420 yards and five scores during his four-year high school career at Pittsburg (Calif.) High School.

The addition of Rashada gives Florida the No. 8 overall recruiting class for 2023, per the 247Sports rankings.

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Aug 27, 2022; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell leads his team before the game against the Duquesne Dukes at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

5-star WR Hykeem Williams commits to Florida State

Five-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams committed to Florida State on Friday.

An All-American Bowl selection, Williams is ranked as the No. 4 wide receiver and the No. 22 overall player in the Class of 2023 by the 247Sports composite.

Williams, who plays at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., chose the Seminoles over Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Pitt and Texas A&M.

According to 247Sports, once Williams signs, he’ll be the highest-ranked wide receiver to commit to play at Florida State since Ermon Lane in 2014.

Williams told 247Sports that coach Mike Norvell and his staff were prime reasons for his commitment.

“Oh my gosh, he’s different,” Williams said of Norvell. “He’s very uplifting. He wants the best for his players. When it comes to speeches. I think his speeches will make me want to run through a wall.”

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Jul 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Florida Gators helmet on the stage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Four-star DL Kelby Collins commits to Florida’s 2023 class

Kelby Collins, a four-star defensive lineman, committed to Florida’s Class of 2023 on Saturday.

Collins is ranked as the No. 6 player at the position and the No. 70 overall player in the nation by the 247Sports composite.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Collins plays at Gardendale High School in Gardendale, Ala. He was recruited from schools across the nation and throughout the Southeastern Conference, including in-state Alabama and Auburn.

Collins is the highest-ranked of the 18 players committed to Kentucky’s Class of 2023. With his commitment, the Gators moved to No. 12 in the 247Sports class rankings, fifth in the SEC. Alabama is No. 1, and Georgia (No. 5), LSU (No. 6) and Tennessee (No. 11) also are above Florida in the conference rankings.

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5-star WR Jalen Brown commits to LSU’s 2023 class

LSU coach Brian Kelly nabbed the first five-star prospect in his 2023 class with the commitment of wide receiver Jalen Brown.

Brown, who attends Gulliver Prep in Miami, committed to the Tigers on Friday. He visited LSU, Michigan and Miami in June.

The 6-foot-1 Kelly is ranked as the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 29 player overall in the class by the 247Sports composite. He is the second receiver in the Tigers’ 2023 class following three-star prospect Kyle Parker of Texas.

Brown is the seventh player to commit to the Tigers so far in July, giving LSU 13 members of the 2023 class.

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Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

5-star WR Johntay Cook II commits to Texas

Five-star wide receiver Johntay Cook II committed to Texas on Wednesday, giving coach Steve Sarkisian his quarterback-wideout combination of the future.

Cook, ranked as the No. 6 receiver in the nation by the 247Sports composite, joins quarterback Arch Manning as the Longhorns’ top commits in the Class of 2023.

Manning, the No. 1 player in the class, committed last week.

Cook, from DeSoto, Texas, chose his home-state school over Oregon and Michigan.

“Honestly, I’m ready to come home,” Cook told 247Sports. “It’s just the right fit for me. I couldn’t go wrong. Coach Sark is an offensive genius. Texas has been loving me since Day 1. … With Arch Manning, nobody is going to be able to fool with me and him. Freshman year I’ll have Quinn Ewers, so I’m arguably going to have the best two quarterbacks in college football.”

The Longhorns now have the No. 2 recruiting class in 2023, following only Ohio State, per the 247Sports ranking.

The Buckeyes’ class is highlighted by Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate, both from Florida high schools, who are two of the top three wide receivers in 2023.

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Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

5-star OL Kelvin Banks Jr. commits to Texas

Five-star offensive lineman Kelvin Banks Jr. announced his commitment to home-state Texas on Saturday.

Banks is the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle and the No. 15 overall player in the nation in the Class of 2022 on the 247Sports composite. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Banks plays at Summer Creek High School in Humble, Texas.

“Staying home !! HOOK’EM,” he posted to Twitter, along with an illustration of himself in a Longhorns uniform.

Banks becomes the highest-ranked player to commit to play for coach Steve Sarkisian in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Texas currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12 and No. 7 in the nation, and the Longhorns remain squarely in the mix for another five-star offensive lineman, Devon Campbell of Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas.

Campbell has yet to choose a program in advance of the early national signing period, which opens Wednesday. He is the No. 1-ranked offensive lineman and No. 10 overall by the 247Sports composite.

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Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson (3) chases after St. Frances Academy running back Blake Corum (24) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2019 (Photo: Logan Newman/USA TODAY High School Sports)

New Mater Dei cornerbacks Jaylin Davies, Domani Jackson lead strong defense

5-star CB Domani Jackson decommits from USC

Five-star cornerback Domani Jackson, one of the top players in the Class of 2022, decommitted from Southern California and reopened his recruitment.

The 6-foot-1 Jackson is the No. 6 overall recruit in the nation, per the 247Sports composite.

Jackson, who plays at powerhouse Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., committed to USC and former coach Clay Helton in January.

The early national signing period is Dec. 15-17.

“I can’t thank the Trojan community enough for all of the love and support they have shown me,” Jackson posted Sunday to Twitter. “With that being said, after a lot of thinking and talking with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to decommit for USC. Doing so will allow me to sit down and figure out what is best for me and my future.”

Jackson made an official visit to Michigan on Sept. 11 and to Alabama on Nov. 6.

The loss of Jackson leaves USC’s 2022 class with just eight commits. The Trojans’ class ranks No. 9 in the Pac-12 and No. 67 in the nation, per 247Sports.

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