Rawson MacNeill had a strong junior year as Walton’s vertical threat with a little over 500 yards receiving on the year. The 2021 year was capped off with a big performance in the Elite Georgia Classic game back in December where he stood out among all of the junior receivers at the event snagging two touchdowns.
MacNeill is a great athlete who has run a confirmed 4.62 laser time and 4.22 shuttle time. His quickness and straight-line speed is jaw-dropping given his longer frame, but what caught our eyes even more though was his elite 10’6″ broad jump. Just using old combine data from our events as an index, and it’s clear MacNeill is one of the more explosive players in this recruiting class – period.
The offers have started to track thru the door for the talented 6’5″ 190 lbs. Furman just offered today, and that follows offers from Princeton, Pennsylvania, Rice, Iowa State, Charlotte, Yale, Jacksonville State, Army, Tulane, and Harvard.
His accumulation of offers over the last few months might just be a foreshadowing of what is to come as we enter the meat of the evaluation period. MacNeill has been loading up on camp offers all throughout the spring, and plays on one of the best 7v7 teams in the state in Hustle Inc., so we suspect more offseason film bubbling up on social media.
MacNeill has some of the best upside of any big receiver here in the state given his ability to stretch the field and make quick changes of direction. His route running continues to get refined with one of the best WR trainers in the state, and we suspect the class of 2022 recruit will be over 200 lbs. by the start of next season.
MacNeill reminds us of Darren Waller out of North Cobb, who was very similar in size and athleticism coming out of high school and later on went to star at Georgia Tech and now the Oakland Raiders. Recruiting Analytics agrees, giving him a score of 96 which is one of the highest ratings we have seen since following their recruiting service.
That’s a lot of glowing remarks, and will this all be the same for MacNeill? Well, there is a lot to be seen, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia during this offseason to see where his recruitment winds up and the rest of the athletes from the class of 2022.