List of recruits who have committed to P5 schools this week
July 23: Tayvion Galloway | AND | Chillicothe, Ohio
Committed to: USL
247Sports ranking: 4 stars | 90 rating | No. 80 in total | No. 4 TE
Recruitment Summary: A 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end from Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, Galloway has committed to the Tigers on offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, and Cincinnati, among others. It holds 27 reported deals in total. His main scout at LSU was offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Mike Denbrock. He is the Tigers’ fourth commitment in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In 10 games as a sophomore, he had eight receptions for 192 yards and two offensive touchdowns while recording 28 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 11 rushing quarterbacks, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and an interception return for a touchdown on defense, according to MaxPreps.
July 23: Carson Gentle | DL | McCallie School (Tennis)
247Sports ranking: 3 stars | 86 notes | No. 36 DL
Recruitment Summary: A 6-foot-3, 241-pound defensive lineman from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gentle has committed to the Volunteers on offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Stanford , Virginia Tech and Harvard. He holds seven declared offers in total. His main recruiter at Tennessee was defensive line coach Rodney Garner, while secondary coach Willie Martinez also helped with his recruiting. He is the Vols’ second commitment in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In 12 games as a sophomore, he had 38 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three sacks and three quarterback rushes, per MaxPreps.
July 23: Keishawn Mashburn | EDGE | Munroe Day School (Florida)
Committed to: State of Florida
247Sports ranking: N / A
Recruitment Summary: A 6-foot-2, 280-pound defenseman from Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Fla. Mashburn has committed to the Seminoles on offers from Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Oregon, West Virginia , Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, UMass, and Florida A&M. It holds 10 reported deals in total. His main scout at Florida State was defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. He is the Seminoles’ fifth commitment in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In 11 games as a sophomore, he recorded 46 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, a rushing quarterback, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in attacking while rushing for 108 yards and seven touchdowns on 36 carries on offense, per MaxPreps.
July 26: Jaylen Mbakwe | BC | Clay Chalkville, Alabama
Committed to: Alabama
247Sports ranking: 4 stars | 93 notes | No. 8 overall | No. 3 CB
Recruitment Summary: A 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback from Clay-Chalkville High School in Pinson, Ala., Mbakwe has committed to the Crimson Tide on offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and LSU, among others. It holds 26 reported deals in total. His main scout at Alabama was defensive line coach Freddie Roach, while cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson also helped recruit him. He is the third commitment for the Crimson Tide in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In 15 games as a sophomore, he had 15 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups on defense while catching 36 passes for 677 yards and nine touchdowns in attack, according to MaxPreps.
Screening report: Height verified at 5 feet 11 inches and 170 pounds. Has growth potential to add extra weight to its frame. Displays excellent athleticism in all three phases of the game. Shows patience and speed as a road runner. Shows the ability to create separation off the line of scrimmage and up the road with good initial quickness. Has the ability to shift gears and displays an exceptional route tempo at the receiver’s position. Understands leverage and how to create natural separation with the defender. Demonstrates exceptional speed of play but plays with excellent patience and body control. Shows the ability to consistently win 50/50 balls with jumping and adjusting ability. Seems to have good game strength at the catch point and as an open field runner. Possesses the ability to play through contact consistently and displays exceptional elusiveness with the ball in his hands. Also maintains the ability to play on the defensive side of the ball, where he shares many of the same defensive qualities in the corner position. Plays with very good patience at the line of scrimmage and displays excellent instincts when playing the ball in the air. A pure football player, Mbakwe also possesses exceptional verified speed with a time of 10.46 in the 100 meters as of this spring. Projects as a top-level slots catcher with an ability to make an immediate impact at catcher’s position, in the second leg and on multiple special teams units. Bona fide playmaker who has game-changing ability at every phase of the game and has the potential to be an NFL Draft pick on day one. – Cooper Petagna, National Recruitment Analyst at 247Sports
July 29: Karson Hobbs | BC | Bishop Moeller (Ohio)
Committed to: Caroline from the south
247Sports ranking: 3 stars | 85 rating | No. 48 CB
Recruitment Summary: A 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hobbs has committed to the Gamecocks on offers from Kentucky, West Virginia, Akron and Marshall . He holds five declared offers in total. His main scout in South Carolina was defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, while defensive analyst Ahmad Smith also helped recruit him. He is the Gamecocks’ second commitment in the 2024 recruitment cycle.