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5 eye-popping athletes from the Freshman450

We recently released our annual Freshman450. This list provides a snapshot of the athletes we believe are the top 450 athletes in the 9th grade. This year's edition featured an extremely talented 2024 class.

We've taken the time to highlight 5 athletes from the Freshman450, who we are extremely tantalizing prospects for you all to keep an eye on going forward!

Desmond Ricks - DB - Chesapeake, VA

Ricks star has risen quickly over the past couple of years, and it's because he lets his play do the talking. He's a lockdown corner who has put the work in to be one of 2024's budding talents. With at least 8 offers to his name, he's already a DB that has college coaches salivating. He currently plays for IMG Academy.

Darius Curry - QB - Long Beach, CA

Curry already holds offers from LSU, Michigan State, Kansas, and AZ State. He received his first offer from Arizona State while he was only in 8th grade. Curry has a big time arm with mobility to go along with it. He can make every throw with accuracy and hit his receiver in stride. He's clearly Southern Cali's next big star.

Jeremiah Beasley - RB - Detroit, MI

Beasley is a physical runner with breakaway speed. He's exactly the kind of athlete every team wants and needs. At 6'1 200-pounds, he's tough to tackle for defenders. Beasley has caught the eye of scouts and college coaches with offers from Austin Peay, Kentucky and Maryland. 

Stacy Gage - RB/ATH - Riverview, FL

Gage is one of the most athletically gifted athletes we've seen. He is fast, shifty, and dynamic in the open field. Give him the ball and watch him make plays for your team. Gage holds an offer from Wisconsin. He currently plays for IMG Academy.

Kari Jackson - LB - Southfield, MI

Jackson is one of our favorite LB prospects due to his natural ability and instinct. He's also a bruising tackler that is always in the right spot. At 6'1 215-pounds, Jackson has the physical tools to be one of the nation's elite LB... and he is.


The 2020 Edition of the Freshman450 is available to view here and purchase here.


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