Top Tight Ends in the Class of 2021

Jake Briningstool is the nation's No. 1 tight end.Jake Briningstool, a Clemson-recruit, is the nation's No. 1 tight end.
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Jake Briningstool, a Clemson-recruit, of Ravenwood in Tennessee is considered the nation’s No. 1 tight end, according’s composite rankings. Briningstool is coming-up a junior season that saw him catch 47 balls for 857 yards with nine touchdowns. He caught 22 balls as a sophomore.

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Thomas Fidone from Lewis Central High School in Iowa is the No. 2 rated recruit. Fidone has narrowed his college choices to six teams — Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Penn State.

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No. 3 recruit Brock Bowers of Napa High in California has a list of eight finalists — Cal, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, UCLA and Washington.

Moliki Matavao, the nation’s No. 4 tight end prospect, has given his verbal to Oregon. He averaged over 15-yards a catch last year over with 46 catches in leading Liberty to a Nevada 4A title. Seven of his catches went for touchdowns.

At No. 5 is Michael Trigg of Carrollwood Day in Florida. Trigg recently narrowed his list to ten teams — Auburn, Illinois, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina and USC.

Tight Ends, Class of 2021

No. 1 Jake Briningstool – Ravenwood (Tennessee) – Clemson

No. 2 Thomas Fidone – Lewis Central (Iowa) – Uncommitted

No. 3 Brock Bowers – Napa (California) – Uncommitted

No. 4 Moliki Matavao – Liberty (Nevada) – Oregon

No. 5 Michael Trigg – Carrollwood Day (Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 6 Cane Berrong – Hart County (Georgia) – Notre Dame

No. 7 Jermaine Terry – Kennedy (Richmond, California) – Cal

No. 8 Dametrious Crownover – Grandview (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 9 Hudson Wolf – Hardin County (Tennessee) – Tennessee

No. 10 Louis Hansen – St. Sebastian’s (Massachusetts) – Michigan

No. 11 Gage Wilcox – Jefferson (Tampa, Florida) – Florida

No. 12 Jack Pugh – Hilliard Bradley (Ohio) – Wisconsin

No. 13 Elijah Arroyo – Frisco Independence (Texas) – Miami (Florida)

No. 14 Terrance Ferguson – Heritage (Colorado) – Uncommitted

No. 15 Nick Elksnis – Episcopal (Jacksonville, Florida) – Florida

No. 16 Sam Hart – Cherokee Trail (Colorado) – Ohio State

No. 17 Jordan Dingle – Bowling Green (Kentucky) – Uncommitted

No. 18 Lake McRee – Lake Travis (Texas) – USC

No. 19 – Erik Olsen – Heritage (Colorado) – Uncommitted

No. 20 Miles Campbell – South Paulding (Georgia) – Tennessee

No. 21 Mitchell Evans – Wadsworth (Ohio) – Uncommitted

No. 22 Bryson Nesbit – South Mecklenburg (North Carolina) – Uncommitted

No. 23 Landen King – Atascocita (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 24 Leo Blackburn – Westlake (Georgia) – Georgia Tech

No. 25 Gunnar Helm – Cherry Creek (Colorado) – Uncommitted

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