Four-Star Friday is back, as plenty of 2023 prospects have emerged this fall as major college prospects. It’s time they receive their stars.The Rivals national analyst team takes a look at these five new four-stars in the 2023 class.
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“A star at powerhouse Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep, Jayden Bonsu is a reliable playmaker in the secondary and an asset against the run. He’s a physical tackler and does a great job anticipating throws which helps him create turnovers. Bonsu is smooth in his backpedal and has the range to make a lot of plays on the ball.
“At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Bosnu is at his best when he is near the line of scrimmage, where he can easily make plays behind the line of scrimmage or drop into coverage and use his instincts to disrupt the passing game.
“Bosnu’s offer sheet is growing quickly. Clemson is the latest to extend an offer, joining the likes of Oklahoma, Penn State, Ole Miss and many others.” – Adam Friedman, National Recruiting Analyst/Rankings Director
“Justin Brown can stretch the field or take the short catch to the house, and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Look no further than Brown’s stat line of 69 catches for 1,144 yards and 11 TD’s receiving to see how productive he was this season. He snaps off his routes, attacks the ball with his hands and has great body control to boot.
“When watching the film he will blow you away with his ability to turn what should be an average play into an explosive play, while beating defenders who have angles on him. Brown is a big-time talent and his best football is still in front of him.
“Barrett Eddlemon has been a tone-setter up front for La Vernia (Texas) High this season. He’s long, lean and fires off the ball. Eddlemon plays low and blocks through the whistle with the ability to reach multiple levels of the defense on occasion. Baylor, Houston and UTSA have all put early offers on the table for the intriguing, position-versatile offensive lineman.” – Sam Spiegelman, National Recruiting Analyst
“Manor (Texas) running back Quinten Joyner is in the midst of a breakout season. At 5-foot-11 and 203 pounds, Joyner is the focal point of a run-dominated offense. That led to more than 2,100 yards and 27 touchdowns in the regular season, including 400-plus yards on the ground with four scores in the regular-season finale last weekend.
This March, Joyner clocked an impressive 10.84-second 100-meter time and on tape, he flashes excellent stop-start quickness and consistently runs through tacklers. Pitt was an early offer for Joyner, who should see his stock rise in due time.” – Spiegelman
“Alabama offenses are well-aware of Waller, and now the rest of the football community is catching onto him. The defensive end blew up 6A teams in 2021, recording 66 stops with 14 tackles for a loss and four sacks. Waller is the do-it-all end taking on and shedding blocks, holding the edge against the run with a determined pursuit to the ball, tracking down plays going the other way.
“His ability to shut down teams is drawing top recruiting interests while earning four-star recruiting status. UAB was the first to offer followed by Mississippi State. Fall visits have been taken to Alabama and BYU with a planned stop in Starkville for the Egg Bowl this weekend.” – Ryan Wright, National Recruiting Analyst