A have a look at 5 of the nation’s premier faculty soccer receivers who may decide up the place Alabama’s DeVonta Smith left off final 12 months:
Romeo Doubs, Nevada: Doubs isn’t going to steer Nevada to a nationwide championship like Smith did for Alabama, however he ought to put up absurd numbers after racking up over 1,000 yards and 9 scores a 12 months in the past in 9 video games. Not like among the nation’s different high receivers, the 6-foot-2 Doubs doesn’t need to get used to a brand new quarterback after thriving with Carson Robust a 12 months in the past.
Ty Fryfogle, Indiana: A dynamic deep risk, Fryfogle averaged 19.5 yards per reception a 12 months in the past and hauled in a career-best 721 receiving yards. His numbers would’ve been even higher had quarterback Michael Penix Jr. not missed the season’s remaining two video games with a knee damage.
John Metchie III, Alabama: On most groups, Metchie would’ve been a No. 1 receiver final 12 months. He’ll get that chance for Alabama this season after notching 55 catches for 916 yards and 6 scores as a sophomore. One large query: How lengthy will it take for the 6-foot Metchie to develop chemistry with new quarterback Bryce Younger?
Chris Olave, Ohio State: He performs larger than his 6-foot-1 body and may beat you with exact route-running or game-breaking velocity. His 2020 season of fifty catches for 729 yards and 7 touchdowns in seven video games was robust. Anticipate 2021 to be even higher. The one subject for Olave making a Heisman run is the expertise he shares the place with, specifically Garrett Wilson. The Buckeyes receiving core is loaded, which may diminish Olave’s numbers.
Justyn Ross, Clemson: If he’s wholesome and himself, Ross is as dynamic as any receiver within the nation. However that’s an enormous if after he missed all of final season with a spinal damage, after producing 112 receptions for 1,865 yards and 17 scores his first two seasons at Clemson. He additionally has to get used to enjoying with a brand new quarterback in sophomore D.J. Uiagalelei.