Hit or Miss? Did Rivals rank these standouts correctly in HS?

Mike Farrell, Recruiting Director
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Did we get it right or did we get it wrong? Each week during the college football season we will pick five players who had outstanding weeks and look at their career so far and determine if our ranking was a hit or a miss. Here are this week’s stars.

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

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Jaylen Waddle, Alabama 

The skinny: Waddle took official visits to Alabama, Texas A&M, Oregon, Florida State and TCU, but with signing day approaching, he trimmed his list down to the Tide and Aggies. This was a toss-up until the final minutes, but at the end Nick Saban was able to pull him to Tuscaloosa.

A part of a loaded receiving corps in Tuscaloosa, Waddle’s production has dipped a bit from him his impressive true freshman season in 2018. However, he once again showed his big-play potential against Auburn on Saturday with four receptions for 98 yards and three touchdowns, plus a 98-yard kickoff return for another touchdown.

Farrell’s take: HIT. There is no doubt Waddle is a five-star talent and when given the chance to show it, he always comes through. We loved his speed and home run ability after the catch out of high school and he’s shown that in college. The problem? He just hasn’t had a chance to be the man with so much other talent on board. Next season he could be scary.



Bryce Perkins, Virginia 

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