As some may know, the notable 247 rankings update following The Opening comes out today, specifically at approximately 5:00 OHIO time. Shurburtt and co. have alluded to whom they think qualify for bumps up and down, and when the update comes out, it will be posted here. In the mean time, here is a brief analysis of the Ohio State commits and targets who may move up or down based on their performance in camp.
- Damon Webb: 95 rated 4*. Webb impressed in what is becoming a predictable manner in Oregon, but with an already lofty rating, I question whether or not he has shown enough to bump up. No fifth star for him this time, but I wouldn't be shocked to see him move to a 96 rating.
- Jalyn Holmes: 97 rated 4*. I don't think Holmes showed enough to move up. He had his positives and also showed where he needs some development, but I know 247 is high on him, and I think he remains a 97 or drops to a 96.
- Dante Booker: 97 rated 4*. Shurburtt said that one of the new 5* in this update is from Ohio and I would be shocked if it isn't Booker. He ran a blazing, laser-timed 4.52 in the 40, and excelled in 7-on-7 play. Look for him to move up to a 98 rated 5 star.
- Kyle Berger: 93 rated 4*. He showed well at The Opening, and got some praise from Steve Wiltfong, but not as much about him was heard from the national scouts. Don't think his rating changes.
- Parris Campbell: 93 rated 4*. Same situation as Berger, in my judgement. No move.
- Terry McLaurin: 89 rated 3*. His SPARQ numbers combined with a solid performance on the field will almost certainly garner him a jump in the rankings. I predict a 92 rating. (4*) He has to show a little more improvement with his hands and ability as a natural reciever to go higher.
- Stephen Collier: 88 rated 3*. He gets props for making the Elite 11, but didn't make enough of a splash to move up, or at least make a significant move upward. If he moves at all, I would guess that it would be to a 89 or a 90, but my feeling is that he is still raw enough to justify his 3 * ranking.
- Dylan Thompson was injured, Sam Hubbard and Marcelys Jones did not attend, and Kyle Trout wasn't in pads and probably won't factor much. If any of these guys move, I could see +1 for Hubbard, -2 for Jones, -1/+1 for Trout, and +1 for Thompson.
- K Sean Nuerenberger is currently unranked, but 247 likes to rank special teams guys after their commitment in most cases, and I think he'll grade out in the 75-80 range.