Just in the last week Rashard Revels from Colquitt County has seen his recruitment explode with Power 5 interest from around the country. The hard-hitting strong safety prospect saw his first major offer come in from Vanderbilt on April 11th, and the offers have not stopped.
California offered less than 24 hours after Vanderbilt, then, this weekend, an offer explosion from the likes of NC State, Cincinnati, Maryland, and then tonight Purdue (Edit: Iowa State, Mizzou and UCLA have offered since). Just earlier this week, we wrote about Revels being a recruit on the verge of exploding, and with 5 Power 5 offers in just one short week, I think it’s safe to say the recruiting bomb detonated.
This comes to little surprise to our staff, who chose Revels as an All-State performer, as well as making our Top 125 for the class of 2019 in Georgia at the start of the recruiting cycle in February. The 2019 recruit now has double-digit offers, and we suspect with the contact period starting this week, that Revels will be a heavily visited athlete among Power 5 programs from across the country.
No doubt, the defensive back is one of the biggest hitters in the state last year, but he also has a relentless motor which produced him the most tackles in the state last fall with 200 tackles. He mostly played an outside linebacker role, so he’ll need some work in pass coverage. We expect some colleges will invited him to camp to see how he plays out in space and in man coverage, but Revels skill set is best suited for a team that runs a lot of zone defensive sets.
His big hitting ability can certainly have an impact on the passing game. We specifically recall on one slant pass from film where he freaked the receiver out, making him drop the pass just on the shear potential of him delivering a big hit. He is an absolute beast to blitz off the edge, and takes instinctual pursuit angles from the backside.
Expect more offers to be on the way for the outstanding Colquitt County star. We have him rated as one of the best strong safety recruits in the state of Georgia, and his big hitting nature should absolutely land him at the Power 5 level.