Where Richmond area players rank as the the state’s best high school football recruits for 2021

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/STACKER) — With National Signing Day behind us and the 2021 college football season fast-approaching, Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Virginia using 247Sports.

There are a number of players primed to make big impacts right away, including as starters as soon as they arrive. The highest-rated players run the gamut from offense to special teams. Without a doubt, several of the players listed here are sure to be household names by the holidays.

Nine players with ties to the Richmond area cracked the top half of the 50-player list. Highland Springs, Benedictine, Hopewell and Life Christian were all represented.

Four of the Richmond players fall in the top five:

#5: Aaron Willis (ILB), Life Christian Academy

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– College: Tennessee
– National ranking: #136 (4 stars, 0.9393 rating)
– Position ranking: #8 (ILB)
– Offers: not available
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#4: Bryce Carter (DT), Life Christian Academy

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– College: Virginia
– National ranking: #120 (4 stars, 0.9443 rating)
– Position ranking: #11 (DT)
– Offers: Virginia, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Michigan State
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#3: Kelvin Gilliam (WDE), Highland Springs

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– College: Oklahoma
– National ranking: #106 (4 stars, 0.9522 rating)
– Position ranking: #7 (WDE)
– Offers: Oklahoma, Air Force, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College
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#2: TreVeyon Henderson (RB), Hopewell

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– College: Ohio State
– National ranking: #22 (5 stars, 0.9874 rating)
– Position ranking: #1 (RB)
– Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College
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Damond Harmon, CB, Highland Springs, is committed to Oklahoma University and is ranked eighth.

Other players in the top 25 include:

#18 Jaylen Jones, WR, Thomas Jefferson, who committed to Virginia Tech
#19 Jay Woolfolk, DUAL, Benedictine, who has committed to Virginia
#23 Jamareeh Jones, ATH, Highland Springs, who has committed to Boston College

To see the full list of the top 50 high school football recruits for the class of 2021, CLICK HERE.

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