After a successful summer, the 2020 Rice Football Recruiting heads into the fall with record-setting aspirations. #FlightSchool20 is taking off.
The countdown to fall camp has reached single digits. The 2019 Rice Football team will hit the ground running for their first day of practice on August 1. The return of football signifies a shift in the recruiting cycle as well. Once practices wrap up and September arrives the final sprint to the early signing period in December will begin in earnest.
That time will come. First, a quick snapshot of what the Rice Football staff has built so far.
According to 247 Sports, the 2020 Rice Football recruiting class is the third-best class in Conference USA and a Top-75 class in the nation. If the Owls can hold those marks, it’ll be their best finish in both regards since the service began compiling class rankings.
Rice has yet to finish with a recruiting cycle ranked in the top four of their conference. Their highwater mark in the national rankings came in 2009 when they finished 83rd. That class was highlighted by QB Taylor McHargue, CB Phillip Gaines and placekicker Chris Boswell.
The 2019 class was filled with potential gamebreakers like De’Braylon Carroll, Izeya Floyd, Jawan King and others. [Read more about our freshmen breakout candidates in our 2019 Rice Football Season Preview]. The 2020 class might be even more star-studded than their predecessors.
Even with a departure from the class in late July, the 2020 class is star-studded. Safety Plae Wyatt and corner Sean Fresch are going to be differen makers in the secondary. Wide receiver Andrew Mason and running back Khalan Griffin are offensive weapons. And the intensity of guys like Geron Hargon and Braedon Nutter is through the roof.
All things considered, Rice is poised to enter the fall in an excellent position for a historic class. Things are looking up at South Main. Who’s next?