Under the Radar: Devy Newcomers
By Tommy Harvey
This year’s freshman class may be as loaded as I have ever seen at the QB and WR positions. While most people are familiar with the top guys at each position (Check out our devy rankings), there are still some potential gems that you may not be too acquainted with. Well…sit back, take a moment, and see what “under the radar” guys I have been trying to acquire late in supplemental drafts.
Austin Mack QB (Washington) – 6’6, 226lbs
Austin Mack reclassified from the class of 2024 to 2023 in order to join the Washington Huskies this season. The supposed heir apparent to Michael Penix Jr., Mack possesses every physical attribute you would want in a QB. Size, arm talent, and pocket presence make him the ideal successor for the Huskies.
LaNorris Sellers QB (South Carolina) – 6’3, 245lbs
Holy cow…what a specimen! After flipping his commitment from Syracuse, LaNorris Sellers was an early enrollee at South Carolina and is already turning heads and could possibly have a role early on as a Freshman. As a dual threat QB, Sellers should become a force for the Gamecocks over the next several seasons.
JJ Kohl QB (Iowa St) – 6’7, 250lbs
Big bodied and mobile, with a strong arm, JJ Kohl could see action very quickly for Iowa St amidst gambling rumors in the program. The Cyclones are a program that seems to be spinning its wheels, so turning the program over to the Freshman may not be a bad idea for the long term. If they do, Kohl could become a household name in the devy community fairly quickly.
Emory Williams QB (Miami) – 6’5, 220lbs
I get strong Riley Leonard vibes when I see Emory Williams play. He is a good runner with nimble feet and a strong arm, and will take a while to develop. When he does, he could be special…and at Miami, he will get plenty of exposure.
Kaden Feagin RB (Illinois) 6’3, 240lbs
Derrick Henry…Braelon Allen…Kaden Feagin. Let me make this clear, I am not saying each is the same as the last, but they are all monsters. Henry was a great college RB and is a future Hall of Famer for the Titans. Braelon Allen and Kaden Feagin both have very similar attributes to Henry, from their size to their running style. Feagin is my absolute favorite “under the radar” RB in this season’s class, and I am snagging him in nearly every supplemental devy draft. Buy stock in Feagin now before he blows up. He is already gaining traction in devy circles.
Jamarion Wilcox RB (Kentucky) – 5’10, 195lbs
HOT TAKE ALERT: Jamarion Wilcox is this season’s Quinshon Judkins. Same size coming out of high school, same type of running style, similar recruiting profile, and similar situations. Wilcox steps into a Kentucky program with an incoming RB transfer (Re’Mahn Davis) and will look to carve out a role, very much like what Judkins had to do last season. Outside of Kaden Feagin, Wilcox is my favorite “under the radar” RB this season.
Vandrevius Jacobs WR (Florida St) – 6’0, 175lbs
While still a highly-rated and well-regarded recruit, Vandrevius Jacobs has been somewhat forgotten about and overshadowed by fellow incoming 5* freshman WR Hykeem Williams. But make no mistake…Jacobs is a baller. He is a speedster and a highlight waiting to happen. Keep an eye on “All Day Dre” and don’t forget the name Vandrevius Jacobs.