HONOLULU – The annual Polynesian Bowl might be performed Friday at 9 p.m. ET from Oahu, and it incorporates a roster stuffed with elite expertise. Most prospects are already signed, however Leviticus Su’a will announce his dedication determination stay throughout the broadcast on NFL Community, and several other different prospects are set to announce their commitments between now and signing day on Feb. 1.
At present, we make our predictions on the place unsigned prospects will land.
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The state of affairs: Su’a has narrowed his listing to 3 finalists: Arizona, Stanford and UCLA. He is visited all three applications and surprisingly all three fan bases nonetheless really feel like they’re closely in it to land his dedication.
Rumors have circulated that Su’a has truly already signed with Arizona, making issues much more difficult heading into his decide. Primarily based on the excitement across the Wildcats, I will lock in my decide for Arizona to land him throughout the broadcast.
The decide: Arizona
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The state of affairs: Robinson has had one of the distinctive recruitments within the class of 2023, pushing apart visits on account of his obligations in baseball and basketball, and nonetheless overtly pursuing a spot on this yr’s MLB Draft. However Georgia, USC, Oregon, Texas and Alabama are all nonetheless within the combine to land his signature on Feb. 1, and he mentioned this week that he nonetheless does not know the place he is going.
It is believed to be basically a two-horse race between the Dawgs and the Trojans, and I got here into the week assured that Robinson would find yourself in Athens. However USC is not going away and Robinson has been receiving the full-court press from Malachi Nelson, Zach Department and others this week in Hawaii.
I am nonetheless going to choose Georgia, however USC is a really shut second proper now, and I might see issues getting very fascinating over the subsequent 10 days.
The decide: Georgia
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The state of affairs: One of many quickest gamers within the nation no matter place, Nice has elected to let his course of play out at a slower tempo than different elite prospects and now’s all the way down to a last group that features Boston School, Cal, Oregon, USC and UCLA, and he plans to announce his determination on Feb. 1.
USC is seen because the chief, and for me it is onerous to think about him ending up anyplace else, particularly contemplating how intently he is been hanging with Trojans signees Department and Nelson this week. Serra has all the time despatched its prime gamers to close by USC, and I will lock in a decide for the Trojans on this one as nicely.
The decide: USC
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The state of affairs: The one-time UCF commits backed off their pledge to the Knights simply previous to signing day, due largely partially to the departure of lead recruiter and defensive coordinator Travis Williams to Arkansas. Hypothesis instantly surfaced that the 2 would head with Williams to Fayetteville, however Maryland has thrown a wrench into these plans.
The Terps have now moved into pole place for the duo, and with no different visits probably between now and signing day I will lock in my decide for them to finish up in School Park.
The decide: Maryland
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The state of affairs: Ruffins does not have a number of presents, however he is proven on the Polynesian Bowl and on the All-American Bowl that he is worthy of a spot at an FBS faculty. Proper now, the principle contenders for his providers are Military and UNLV, which not too long ago entered the combo with a proposal. However Ruffins additionally simply took an official go to to Military, and the employees there put collectively a transparent plan for him each on and off the sphere and clearly took the sting in his recruitment.
With no different visits deliberate at this stage I will lock in my decide for him to land at Military, with the caveat that new presents or visits over the subsequent week or so might throw a wrench into the combo.
The decide: Military
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