Jalen Carter is now a 5-star. Those that saw him perform during his senior year and then on the Under Armour All-American stage can only nod their heads at the latest rankings update.
That certainly sounds about right. Better late than never, too.
The final rankings for 2020 recruits and signees are starting to trickle in. It means that some of the elite recruits in this cycle are either due for a rankings dip or a rating decline.
That was also the case with Broderick Jones, too. Georgia’s 5-star OT commitment was moved up from the nation’s No. 17 overall prospect to No. 5 in the country on Rivals.com. That assessment affected the rating for Jones in the 247Sports Composite ratings.
The 247Sports Composite combines the ratings from the three major services (247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com) are calculated to form a combined rating based on a proprietary algorithm. Jones is now rated as the nation’s No. 14 overall prospect on the 247Sports Composite standard, too.
But the case with Carter means the Bulldogs now have a quintet of 5-star recruits in their 2020 class. That total only trails Clemson (6) in that category.
Jalen Carter: The things to know with his rankings update
Georgia remains at No. 3 in the nation with its 19 signees and two unsigned commits. The Bulldogs have a 247Sports Team Composite score of 309.79 at this time. That trails only Clemson (312.51; 23 commits) and Alabama (311.61; 26 commits) in the race for the mythical 2020 recruiting championship.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound senior was previously rated as the nation’s No. 7 DT for this class earlier in his senior season but saw his positional spot at No. 6 overall and No. 53 nationally during Under Armour All-American week.
Those marks surged with the latest rerankings. Carter is now seen as the nation’s No. 3 DT prospect and as the No. 25 overall recruit in the 2020 cycle.
Carter had four tackles in the Under Armour All-American Game back on Jan. 2 and was named one of the MVPs of the game for Team Savage. He was actually rated as the nation’s No. 10 DT prospect when he committed to Georgia back on May 20.
His pure 247Sports rating now has him as the nation’s No. 2 DT for this cycle. He trails only Clemson early enrollee Bryan Bresee in the opinion of that rating service.
Check out his “Media Day” interview with DawgNation and some of his drill work from the week below.