NORMAN, Okla. — 247Sports released its 32 final five-star recruits in the 2019 class Tuesday morning in a special Facebook Live broadcast. Sooner signees Spencer Rattler, QB, and Jadon Haselwood, WR, found their way among the group, Rattler at No. 9 and Haselwood at No. 19.
For Rattler, he’s up 38 spots from No. 47 nationally in the previous set of rankings.
“Yeah, look, man, he’s very similar to that Baker Mayfield skill set in terms of a guy with athleticism that you’re not necessarily scheming run game for on a regular basis, but he can extend plays,” said 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons. “He can improvise. He can throw off platform, outside the pocket, very quick release, gamer type of guy, big time confidence as well. I think he is exactly what you want a quarterback in today’s game to look like.”
Rattler, out of Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle, is the country’s top-ranked signal caller and the only quarterback to hold a five-star. He’s also the No. 1 player in the Grand Canyon State. According to the industry-generated 247 Composite, he’s the No. 24 player nationally, top-ranked quarterback and top-ranked player in the Grand Canyon State, with a five-star and 0.9891 rating.
Haselwood, meanwhile, is down six spots but plenty solid enough to maintain his five-star ranking. After previously checking in at 13, he’s still inside the Top 20.
“Keenan Allen is the comparison here because, look, when Keenan Allen was coming out of high school he may have been a better safety prospect than wide receiver, at least that’s what some people thought,” Simmons said. “Jadon Haselwood could be a safety. I mean, he has that size, he has that physicality, but his competitive temperament at receiver is just different. He’s the best in the country at jump balls. He showed that at the All-American Bowl with the 75-yard touchdown grab where he just mossed a defender. He’s the No. 1 wide receiver in the country in that position group, and I think he’s earned that because every setting he goes to he dominates, including on the field and winning a state championship.”
From Cedar Grove HS in Ellenwood, Ga., Haselwood, as Simmons mentioned, is also the top-ranked player at his position, and he’s the No. 4 player in the Peach State. He’s the country’s No. 4 overall player, No. 1 wide out and No. 1 player in the Peach State, with a 0.9975 rating, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite.
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The rest of the Top247 will be revealed Wednesday. A number of Sooner signees will undoubtedly be included in that as well.