With updated Rivals250 Released earlier this week, it’s time to take a look at the updated location rankings. The attacking position rankings are being released today, with the midfield position first.
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
Sunday: Who should be number 1?
Wednesday: Attack position rankings revealed
Thursday: Defensive Position Rankings Revealed
Friday: State rankings revealed
ARE NOT. 1 AT LOCATION: Dylan Raiola
Raiola became the highest-ranked midfielder in the mid-summer rankings update, and he is now the top-ranked player overall in the nation. The Ohio State commit possesses the ability to throw the ball with rare power and precision from multiple arm angles while consistently serving on time, sometimes entering very narrow windows.
Raiola’s first game of his senior season is this week, and anticipation is building. This will be his first game against his new team at Chandler High School in Arizona, and it will be his first time showing off his skills since midsummer.
TWO GROUPS TO WATCH: Michigan and Georgia
The Werewolves and Bulldogs did a great job recruiting the remaining two uncommitted five-star midfielders, Jadyn Davis and Julian Sayin. As for Sayin, who landed in 5th place in the latest Rivals250, his hiring seems to be focusing on Georgia, LSU and Alabama. Bulldogs are in a good position right now, but there are still a lot of moving parts.
When Georgia plays Oregon This weekend in Atlanta there will be a lot of big rookies in attendance. Davis is expected to be one of them. He has many experts in Georgia, school and business, but Michigan has been the leader for Davis over the past several months. He’ll be returning to Ann Arbor for a third time this year when Michigan plays Hawaii in two weeks. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment goes after that visit.
THREE PROSPECTS TO WATCH: Davi Belfort, Marcos Davila, Ryan Puglisi
Belfort was reclassified from class 2025 to class 2024 and landed inside the Rivals250 in 142nd place. Miami star defender (Fla.) Gulliver Prep and son of mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort He wasn’t in a rush to hire, but he did identify a few schools that were among them. He came to visit Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, the state of Michigan and Penn State and hits for games are being made. Alabama’s game against Texas A&M and other games at Michigan State and LSU are possibilities.
A strong summer camp helped Davila earn a fourth star. He’s lined up for a major campaign by the Midland (Texas) Legacy base, and there are plenty of universities watching his progress. TCU, Pittsburgh and West Virginia seems to have made the biggest impression on Davila so far, but keep an eye out Baylor, Indiana and Rutgers. With Texas and Texas A&M are also in touch, great deals may also be coming.
Puglisi has gotten better every time we get to see him, and he continued his streak of good form over the summer. Puglisi has increased his arm strength and refined the throwing mechanism and footwork. All this has resulted in more accuracy. Puglisi has enough fitness to make difficult throws from outside the box. He holds offers from Alabama, GeorgiaPittsburgh, DukeMichigan State, Ole Miss and many others,