The 2020 Rice Football recruiting class had another great weekend, adding two commitments while making progress with other top targets.
Roughly 30 recruits were on campus on Friday for the Owls’ final junior day of the summer. The Rice staff got the chance to work with some of the top targets on their wish list, landing two commitments and extending a few offers throughout the day.
The two new additions were, understandably, the biggest news of the weekend. Both hailed from outside the state of Texas and made their pledges to play their college ball at South Main. Linebacker Geron Hargon and corner Jordan Dunbar both committed to the Owls.
With those two additions, Rice has 12 commitments in the 2020 class. The highest rated of those, offensive lineman Brady Feeney, was able to attend in person. He, along with Hargon, make up two of the nine 3-star players currently committed to the Owls. Rice has the No. 2 class in Conference USA and the No. 62 class in the nation, still a few commitments within striking distance of a Top 50 class.
Reinforcements could be on their way. Rice has been choosy with who gets extended a formal invitation, but they saw what they liked from four players over the weekend. Corner Sean Fresch, linebacker Milton Phifer, linebacker Mathieu Massé-Pelletier and defensive end Haydon Grant each earned an offer.
The most notable uncommitted player on campus by far was linebacker Trey Phillips. The rising recruiting star picked up offers from Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Wake Forest this month. Rice offered him following the Adidas 3-Stripe camp. After all the attention he’s garnered, he remains interested in what the Owls have to offer.
Rice is going head-to-head with schools from the SEC, Big Ten and ACC for a prized recruit, and it’s not just lip service. Phillips prioritized attending Junior Day when he could have been elsewhere. He’ll be one to monitor going forward.