We kick off our 2023 Rankings Week by counting down the seven five-stars. Check here throughout the day to see the latest in the countdown, along with Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney‘s take on each.
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
Monday: Five-star countdown
Tuesday: Rivals250 unveiled
Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released
Thursday: Defensive position rankings released
Friday: State rankings
GORNEY’S TAKE: The first thing that stands out about Alex Styles is that he has such tremendous length and then he utilizes it to make plays all over the field. The new five-star prospect does such an excellent job of reading where the quarterback is going with the football, getting there and then making a play.
With his ranginess and playmaking ability, Styles covers ground so well and then is always around the ball to make something happen. He’s also not afraid to come up in the box to make plays in the backfield or on plays that stretch to the sideline.
Notre Dame and Ohio State are the frontrunners. His brother, Lorenzo, plays for the Irish and his dad was a Buckeye.
GORNEY’S TAKE: Lebbeus Overton is no longer the No. 1 prospect in the country but he’s still one of the best and could contend for that top spot again through the 2023 recruiting cycle. At the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this summer, Overton showed off violent hands, a great get-off, a variety of moves and the physical potential of someone who could be really special as a defensive end at the next level.
Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and many others are going to be in the mix.