Top Wide Receivers in the Class of 2021

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Last week I called Texas the Land of Running Backs…today I call Louisiana the Land of Wide Receivers. Five of the top twenty-five receivers in the composite rankings hail from the Bayou State.

Brian Thomas, Jr. of Walker High is ranked as the No. 2 overall college football wide receiver prospect. On Monday, Thomas talked about his final four schools — Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.

Thomas didn’t play football until his sophomore season.

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The other top-ranked Louisiana receivers are: Chris Hilton of Zachary at No. 5, Keon Coleman of Opelousas Catholic at No. 14, Destyn Pazon of Edna Karr at No. 18 and Malik Nabers of Comeaux at No. 20.

The No. 1 college football recruit at the position is Emeka Egbuka at Seilacoom High in Washington. Egbuka, who has been starting since his freshman season, had an outstanding junior season with 65 catches for nearly 1,500, averaging 22-yards per catch with 22 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 72 balls with 23 TDs.

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Neither Egbuka or Thomas have given their verbal commitments, but No. 3 Troy Franklin of Menlo-Atherton in California has said yes to Oregon.

The No. 4 prospect is Jayden Ballard of Massillon Washington High in Ohio, who has committed to Ohio State.

Wide Receivers, Class of 2021

No. 1 Emeka Egbuka – Seilacoom (Washington) – Uncommitted

No. 2 Brian Thomas, Jr. – Walker (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 3 Troy Franklin – Menlo-Atherton (California) – Oregon

No. 4 Jayden Ballard – Massillon Washington (Ohio) – Ohio State

No. 5 Chris Hilton – Zachary (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 6 Cody Jackson – Foster (Texas) – Oklahoma

No. 7 Deion Smith – Provine (Mississippi) – LSU

No. 8 Jacorey Brooks – Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida) – Alabama

No. 9 Dont’e Thornton – Mount St. Joseph (Maryland) – Uncommitted

No. 10 JoJo Earle – Aledo (Texas) – LSU

No. 11 Xavier Worthy – Central (Fresno, California) – Uncommitted

No. 12 Agiye Hall – Bloomingdale (Florida) – Alabama

No. 13 Deion Colzie – Athens Academy (Georgia) – Uncommitted

No. 14 Keon Coleman – Opelousas Catholic (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 15 Christian Leary – Edgewater (Florida) – Alabama

No. 16 Malcolm Johnson, Jr. – St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Maryland) – Uncommitted

No. 17 Mario Williams – Plant City (Florida) – Oklahoma

No. 18 Destyn Pazon – Edna Karr (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 19 Lorenzo Styles, Jr. – Pickerington Central (Ohio) – Notre Dame

No. 20 Malik Nabers – Comeaux (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 21 Ketron Jackson – Royse City (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 22 Marcus Burke – Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 23 Jailil Farooq – Wise (Maryland) – Uncommitted

No. 24 Quaydarius Davis – Skyline (Texas) – USC

No. 25 Beaux Collins – St. John Bosco (California) – Clemson

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.