On Wednesday, Rivals launched the preliminary 2025 rankings that includes the High 100 prospects within the nation. The Midwest is nicely represented with 12 prospects featured among the many gifted group. Here’s a nearer take a look at the Midwest gamers who made the minimize.
No. 2 – Bryce Underwood, QB, Belleville (MI)
The reigning nationwide freshman of the yr is available in because the No.1 quarterback and No. 2 general participant within the 2025 class. Underwood threw for shut to three,900 yards with 39 touchdowns and solely 4 interceptions whereas main his Belleville, Mich. workforce to a state championship. The 6-foot-Three gunslinger has the dimensions, arm expertise and intangibles to be a particular participant on the subsequent stage and past. Search for Underwood to rack up a ton of affords over the subsequent few years, with native colleges Michigan and Michigan State probably being contenders for his pledge
No. 19 – Iose Epenesa, DL, Edwardsville (IL)
The Epenesa title in all probability sounds acquainted as a result of he’s the youthful brother of former five-star Iowa recruit and present Buffalo Payments defensive finish AJ Epenesa. As phenomenal as his older brother was in faculty and is within the NFL, the youthful Epenesa has an opportunity to be the identical caliber of participant. Whereas he already has 9 Energy 5 affords, search for Epenesa to probably observe the household custom of enjoying for the Hawkeyes.
No. 33 – Jaylen Williams, DL, Palatine (IL)
Williams is available in because the No. 33 participant general which can have raised some eyebrows as a result of he has comparatively flown under-the-radar from each a media and recruiting perspective. Do not be fooled by the dearth of early publicity although as a result of Williams is the actual deal. He’s large, athletic, bodily and his improvement over the previous yr has been thoughts blowing to say he least. Williams at the moment has 5 division one affords with Minnesota and Missouri main the group.
No. 51 – Isaiah Mozee, WR, Lee’s Summit North (MO)
The 6-foot-1 receiver from Missouri has the dimensions, velocity and intangibles to be a distinction maker on the faculty stage. Mozee is the son of former Oklahoma operating again Jamar Mozee who can also be the pinnacle coach at his highschool. Mozee already has 20 affords, and whereas his recruitment is large open, search for Oklahoma and Missouri to be main contenders in his recruitment.
No. 68 – Dorian Brew, WR, Northmont (OH)
Brew first caught our consideration whereas enjoying receiver on the Beneath Armour Camp in Ohio this previous spring. He combines his subsequent stage body with spectacular athleticism and he’s extraordinarily expert for a participant of his age. Whereas now we have him listed as a receiver, he has additionally been spectacular as a defensive again this season and he might have simply as a lot upside on the defensive aspect of the ball long run. Kentucky is his greatest provide proper now, however anticipate his recruitment to explode within the coming months.
No. 69 – Gabe Kaminski, DL, Nazareth Academy (IL)
Kaminski burst on to the scene when Iowa supplied him originally of his freshman season. Tennessee, Illinois and Wisconsin quickly adopted swimsuit and also you solely want to observe a few his sophomore clips to grasp why he’s so coveted. He’s explosive off the ball, has an awesome body, is extraordinarily fluid in all of his actions and has each instrument to be an influence participant on the faculty stage. Kaminski is a participant with an extremely excessive ceiling and he’ll probably develop into a nationwide recruit when it’s all mentioned and finished.
No. 79 – Jamarion Parker, RB, Cardinal Ritter (MO)
The all-purpose again from St. Louis is a jack of all trades and is downright harmful with the ball in area. He can influence the sport in so some ways and is a menace to attain each time he touches the ball. Parker ran sub 11 seconds within the 100 meter sprint as a freshman and that’s certainly one of many traits that has already earned him 20 affords – Lots of which come from faculty soccer’s elite applications.
No. 81 – Sael Reyes, DB, East St. Louis (IL)
Reyes has an opportunity to be a particular participant and he continues to get larger, quicker, stronger and higher each time we see him. The 6-foot-2 security has an awesome body, can cowl like a nook, sort out like a linebacker and is sneaky quick besides. His older brother Antonio Johnson is an All-American defensive again at Texas A&M and can probably be an early spherical choose within the upcoming NFL draft. Reyes has numerous spectacular affords, however do not be shocked if his brother makes an attempt to sway him to A&M after Jimbo Fisher prolonged a suggestion when Reyes camped in Faculty Station over the summer season.
No. 83 – Christian Jones, LB, Omaha Westside (NE)
Jones is a extremely expert linebacker who can do some little bit of the whole lot on the sector. He has the prototypical measurement, can play in area, rush the passer, defend the run and his motor runs scorching. Whereas the Nebraska product’s recruitment continues to be in its early phases, he already has affords from numerous excessive profile colleges together with Nebraska, Iowa State, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas.
No. 86 – Dierre Hill, ATH, Vashon (MO)
Hill can do all of it and he’s an athlete in each sense of the phrase. The sophomore out of St. Louis is finest identified for hitting the house run as a operating again, however his body and skill-set will allow him to play a number of positions on both aspect of the ball in faculty. Hill at the moment has eight affords which embrace the likes of Missouri, Oregon, Illinois, Arkansas, Michigan and Nebraska.
No. 90 – Ryan Montgomery, QB, Findlay (OH)
Montgomery isn’t any stranger to the recruiting scene as he was taking visits and incomes affords previous to finishing his freshman soccer season. The Ohio product has prototypical measurement, the flexibility to make each stage of throw and nice discipline imaginative and prescient to match. Montgomery additionally has a watch opening checklist of excessive caliber affords. Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame are only a few of the applications already in pursuit of his skills. The workforce to observe right here is Ohio State as his older brother Luke Montgomery is at the moment dedicated to the Buckeyes.
No. 96 – Tre Poteat, DB, Verona (WI)
Poteat has the dimensions secondary coaches crave, he performs the sport quick and is extraordinarily fluid for a younger defensive again with an enormous body. The Sophomore from Wisconsin additionally has the genetics and soccer acumen to match his expertise. Poteat’s dad is none aside from former Tremendous Bowl champion, Hank Poteat, who’s now the secondary coach at Wisconsin. The youthful Poteat has an extremely excessive ceiling and is one other participant who’s simply scratching the floor of what he’ll finally be as a participant. Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin are a number of of his early affords.