According to the latest release, weak-side defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the nation’s new 2019 No. 1 overall prospect.
At least this is according to reputable, credible, and famed recruiting service website 247Sports.
There were shakeups elsewhere, too. Nolan Smith is new to the five slot, while defensive end Zach Harrison flies up to No. 3. For the sake of cleanliness, the previous No. 1 overall prospect, Ishmael Sopsher, fell all the way down to four.
With two of the top five prospects already committed (both to Georgia, oddly enough), this does little in the way to impact tangible things. However good any of these guys will be when they hit college, it won’t matter what anyone grades them as beforehand.
Fun fact, really: No matter how many stars are attached to any one player’s name, it doesn’t inherently mean greatness or failure await.
Then again, it is fun for fans to follow along this sort of stuff, especially for bragging rights. Being able to trumpet as the fan of a program who landed the very top prospect is better than only getting to say your favorite team landed the third — I guess. Whatever. I don’t know. You need not worry about the semantics of fandom.
Thibodeaux, for what it is worth, has dozens of offers. At the moment, it appears USC and LSU are in the lead to land his services.