The All-American Bowl season is in full swing but that doesn’t mean that the Top247 is at a stand still. Though there is still lots of shakeup of the Top247 to come, the Cal-State all-star game saw several top performer merit some immediate movement and it starts with a new five-star in Deontay Greenberry.
Deontay Greenberry has earned his fifth star in numerous ways.
Greenberry’s journey to five-star status is a textbook case of a prospect going out and earning his due. Last spring, Greenberry burst onto the recruiting scene going from unknown to four-star with a dominating performance in the Las Vegas Badger 7on7 event.
The wide receiver went on to put together a record season this fall in pads. In leading his team to a state championship, Greenberry set California state records with 2,165 yards receiving and 33 receiving touchdowns on 109 receptions. But Greenberry wasn’t done.
Greenberry impressed at the Cal-State all-star practices wasting no time following his state championship performance the weekend prior. By Friday’s Cal-State game, Greenberry showed that fatigue was not an issue, earning MVP honors with his two touchdown grabs.
He has continued to impress this week at the Semper Fi Bowl earning Top 5 honors according to 247Sports’ Justin Hopkins on Sunday.
With size, speed, athleticism and some phenomenal jump-ball ability, Greenberry’s fifth star is well-earned.
Other California risers
- Though Greenberry earned MVP honors for the game, Darreus Rogers put together the most complete performance of the week at the wide receiver position, combining grace, size and ball skills that are extremely rare. He makes a jump into the top100 to the No. 55 player in the country.
- An active week in practice led to an even more active game performance for Aziz Shittu who was all over the field pressuring the quarterback off of the edge. Shittu could project to a 3-4 defensive end for some and showed terrific athleticism for his size. His play landed him at No. 79 in the country.
- Oregon is getting another scary, speedy back in Byron Marshall. His explosiveness all week in Fresno was evident and he is a big play threat every time he touches the ball. Marshall gives an added bonus to the pass game where he possesses wide receiver level ball skills. His move saw him reach No. 92 in the Top247.
- One of the biggest surprises of the week in Fresno came from the play of Randall Goforth out of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Goforth was a ball-hawk at cornerback all week and that play extended into the game where he was always around the ball, and even added a big kickoff return. Goforth is currently committed to Arizona State but could end up at either UCLA, Hawaii or Washington as well. He projects to either cornerback or wide receiver on the next level. Gorforth debuts in the Top247 at No. 204.