The Northeast Florida region features several of the state’s top prospects at a variety of positions across the board. With the season underway, Six Star Football is taking an inside look at the prospects college programs are looking at this season.
Here, Six Star Football takes a look at several WR prospects to know in the 2021 class in the First Coast area.
Tristen Riley, 5’9, 165, WR, 2021, Mandarin @TristenRiley2
An interesting prospect who has toughness and shows the ability to beat opponents in one-on-one situations. He runs well as a slot and can operate underneath and even outside the numbers some as well. He shows great footwork and is a work horse both during and out of season. Riley is a terrific route runner and can find himself wide open on plays where many talented receivers would still have to make tough catches close to defenders. A player who is continuing to push himself and a prospect that will likely continue to add moves and continue to develop moving forward. He recently committed to Bryant University after holding several offers.
Vincent Bailey, 6’1, 170, WR, 2021, Ribault @vincentbailey90
A first option playmaker who shows good speed in the ability to come down with the ball when he’s completely covered by multiple defenders down the field. Bailey has good size at 6’1, 170-pounds and mobility and shows athleticism and the ability to make strong catches through the air. He has straight line speed and can outrun opponents and one on one matchups but also shows the ability to find separation in his routes. He has good hands and is a reliable playmaker and one who continues to showcase his potential and all around skill set. A player who is always a threat to move the chains or score.
Davis Ellis, 6’0, 175, WR, 2021, Bolles @davisellis_
A stat machine who has good speed and can get deep but also gets in and out well and can finish tough catches underneath as well. A second team 4A All-State performer who has made a name for himself as a highlight playmaker who can come down with the ball in a way that is all his own. Ellis has good speed and agility and is incredibly difficult to slow down. Last year he had 800 yards and eight receiving touchdowns and so far he is averaging over 130 yards per game in 2020. He currently holds offers from Penn, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Yale, Brown, Eastern Kentucky, Bucknell, Lafayette, Bryant and New Hampshire to name a few. He records a 4.5 40 and has a 225 bench and a 345 squat. An intelligent student as well with a 4.2 GPA and a 33 ACT.
Mikih McGhee, 5’10, 153, WR/DB, 2021, Raines @__mikihmcghee1
An underrated and under recruited prospect who can dive out and make plays as a receiving option and a rusher. McGhee is a strong, two sport athlete who has good speed and a high IQ overall. He has quick feet and strong awareness and shows solid conditioning as well. McGhee is a smart route runner who has good hands and a skill set that is constantly improving. He’s physical and shows good blocking skills when he isn’t being targeted which also comes in handy as a DB, showing physicality and a lot of toughness that helps him set a tone when matched up with a skilled receiver.
Jaylen Smith, 6’1, 182, WR, 2021, Mandarin @Jayy_escobarr
A promising and versatile athlete who shows good hops and strong speed. He has good size at 6’1, 182-pounds and he has a way of creating his own openings. Smith gets off the line well and can find separation early on and then distance himself down the field for a wide open play and a big gain after catch. He also looks to make plays at slot, showcasing a lot of athleticism for a receiver down the middle of the field. He’s tough and physical and can maintain control of the ball at contact. Before announcing his commitment to Bowling Green, Smith held offers from Tennessee Martin, FIU, Grambling State and South Alabama and he received a lot of interest as well.
Andrew Tabor, 5’9, 172, WR, 2021, Bishop Kenny @andrewtabor22
Also a baseball standout, Tabor is an explosive and hard-nosed slot receiver who has earned a collection of awards for his play including second team 5A All-State. He is a smart and explosive playmaker who is really showing off this season with several ankle breaking plays that have led to big gains and trips to the end zone. Last season he had 62 catches and seven touchdowns with 1059 receiving yards to his name. He can see time on both sides of the ball and plays hard and can break up plays but his explosiveness on offense is what stands out. He also reports a 205 bench, 345 squat and a 405 deadlift. Also a smart student with a 3.88 GPA.