Youth1 Media is set to release the 3rd edition of our Sophomore Spotlight 200. This year's edition features the top 200 football athletes from the 2025 class.
As a teaser of what's to come, here are 5 athletes featured on the SS200 that we're extremely excited about.
The Sophomore Spotlight 200 list in its entirety will be released very soon.
DJ Pickett - DB - Zephyrhills, FL
Pickett is perhaps the most talented defensive back in the 2025 class. With excellent instincts and elite ball skills, Pickett is one of the best prospects you'll come across.
Here at Youth1, we've always been big believers in his elite talent level. Pickett was the 4th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader.
Wyatt Becker - QB - Pasadena, CA
Becker had emerged as a real force to be reckoned with at the QB spot with his superb arm talent and elite accuracy. He's become one of 2025's brightest young stars and he's only scratching the surface of his potential. With offers from programs like Georgia, Florida State and Arizona, to name a few, you'll see Becker on Saturdays in the near future.
We are big fans of Becker here at Youth1. Becker was the 60th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader. It's safe to say he's outplayed that ranking!
Luke Carney - QB - Dallas, TX
Carney has everything you'd want out of a rising QB prospect. He's been an elite QB since his early middle school days and has excelled everywhere he goes. He has superb arm talent, accuracy, dedication and leadership.
I've been covering Carney since he was a 4th grader, so it's no surprise to me that become such a highly regarded prospect. Carney was the 11th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader.
He currently holds an offer from Georgia Tech.
Winston Watkins Jr. - ATH - Fort Myers, FL
Watkins is a big playmaker that has been on college programs radar since middle school. He shines as skilled WR with every intangible you look for from a talented offensive threat.
Watkins was the 13th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader.
Mantrez Walker - LB - Buford, GA
Walker is a beast, plain and simple. He's a commanding presence at the Inside Linebacker spot. He's built a reputation as one of the best Linebacker in the state of Georgia.
He was the 5th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader.
Walker holds offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Florida, to name a few.
Bryce Underwood - QB - Detroit, MI
Underwood has been a star since his middle school days where he shined as both an ATH and a star QB. He's become one of 2025's most tantalizing prospects with his supreme confidence in every throw and his big time playmaking ability.
He has plenty of college programs lining up to have him lead their program in the near future.
Underwood was the 48th ranked prospect on our Elite101 Rankings back when he was an 8th grader.
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