California and Texas are the only states with multiple players featured and the other states represented feature Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington.
0. Arik Gilbert — Marietta (Ga.)
The Bru McCoy of the Class of 2020, Gilbert is a big-time playmaker no matter where he lines up.
9. Sav’ell Smalls — Kennedy Catholic (Burien, Wash.)
He’s a 5-star for a reason … expect him to have a monster senior season after returning to play for the Lancers.
8. Julian Fleming — Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, Pa.) / Demond Demas — Tomball (Texas)
It was impossible to leave either one of these game-breakers off the Top 10 list so they both make the spot at No. 8.
7. Ja’Quinden Jackson — Duncanville (Texas)
2020 Texas commit was one of a handful to throw for 1,500-plus yards and rush for 1,500-plus yards. The scary thing is he’s poised for bigger things this year for one of the nation’s most talented teams.
6. Elias Ricks — IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Recent Ascenders transfer showed why he’s the country’s best cornerback during his junior season at Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) when he picked off nine passes and took six back to the house.
5. Bryce Young — Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
The first of three players from California, he led the Monarchs to their second consecutive CIF Open Division championship after throwing for nearly 4,000 yards and 39 touchdowns.
4. Bryan Bresee — Damascus (Md.)
Coming off a 12.5 sack and 36.5 tackle for loss junior campaign and the 5-star defensive lineman headed to Clemson was named the Maryland Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
3. DJ Uiagalelei — St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Joins Bresee as Clemson commits featured in the Top 10. He was the California Gatorade Football Player of the Year after throwing for nearly 3,700 yards and 48 touchdowns.
2. Zachary Evans — North Shore (Houston)
Named the Co-Junior Player of the Year with Young after leading the Mustangs to the 6A-Division 1 state title and a No. 1 spot in our final Xcellent 25 rankings. The 5-star rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns averaging more than 10 yards per carry.
1. Justin Flowe — Upland (Upland, Calif.)
Flowe’s nickname suits him perfect — Babyman. He’s a straight freak with the perfect combination of size, speed and toughness. The 5-star linebacker had nearly 150 tackles in 2018 and is the most intimidating player in the country.