On Wednesday, Rivals released its initial 2025 rankings that included the top 100 domestic leads. Midwest is well represented with 12 potential clients featured in the talent pool. Here’s a closer look at the Midwestern players who made the cut.
Number 2 – Bryce Underwood, QB, Belleville (MI)
The defending national freshman of the year became the No. 1 quarterback and No. 2 player overall in the 2025 division. Underwood threw nearly 3,900 yards with 39 touches and just 4 interceptions while leading the Belleville team. , Mich. His won the state championship. The 6-foot-3 gunman has the size, talented arm, and invisible ability to be an exceptional player to the next level and beyond. Search Underwood for a range of deals over the next few years, with local schools Michigan and the state of Michigan likely candidate for his commitment
No. 19 – Iose Epenesa, DL, Edwardsville (IL)
The name Epenesa may sound familiar since he is the younger brother of the former five star Iowa Recruit and finish Buffalo Bills’ current defense AJ Epenesa. Phenomenal as his brother is in college and in the NFL, the younger Epenesa has the opportunity to become a player of his caliber. While he already has nine Power Five offers, look for Epenesa to potentially continue the family tradition of playing for the Hawkeyes.
No. 33 – Jaylen Williams, DL, Palatine (IL)
Williams coming in as player number 33 may generally raise some eyebrows because he has been relatively underwhelming from both a media and recruitment standpoint. Don’t be fooled by the lack of early exposure because Williams is the real deal. He’s big, athletic, physically and his growth over the past year is remarkable to say he is the least. Williams currently has five split one with . offers Minnesota and Missouri lead the group.
Issue 51 – Isaiah Mozee, WR, Lee’s Summit North (MO)
The 6-foot-1 receiver from Missouri has the size, speed, and invisibility to be a college-level difference-maker. Mozee is the son of the former Oklahoma run back Jamar Mozee as well as the head coach at his high school. Mozee already has 20 offers and while his recruitment is expanding, look Oklahoma and Missouri are big contenders in his hiring.
Number 68 – Dorian Brew, WR, Northmont (OH)
Brew first caught our attention playing the receiver at Camp Under Armor in Ohio this past spring. He combines his next level bracket with impressive athleticism and he’s incredibly good for a player his age. While we have him listed as a receiver, he has also impressed as a defensive back this season and he could have plenty of advantages on the defensive side in time. long. Kentucky is his biggest offer right now, but expect his hiring to explode in the coming months.
Number 69 – Gabe Kaminski, DL, Nazareth Academy (IL)
Kaminski revealed when Iowa asked him out at the beginning of the freshman season. Tennessee, Illinois and Wisconsin then follow along and you only need to watch a few clips of his sophomore year to understand why he is so coveted. He’s bursting with the ball, has a great frame, is incredibly versatile in all of his movements, and has all the tools to become an influential college-level player. Kaminski is a player with an extremely high ceiling and he could be making his way to the national team when all is said and done.
Number 79 – Jamarion Parker, RB, Cardinal Ritter (MO)
The versatile return from St. Louis is a focal point of all deals and is downright dangerous with the ball in space. He can impact the game in many ways and is a scoring threat every time he touches the ball. Parker ran under 11 seconds in the 100 meters as a freshman and it was one of the many traits that earned him 20 offers – many of which came from football’s elite programs University.
Number 81 – Sael Reyes, DB, East St. Louis (IL)
Reyes has the opportunity to be a special player and he continues to get bigger, faster, stronger and better every time we see him. The 6-foot-2 safety has a great frame, can cover like a corner, handle like a reserve soldier and stealthily launch quickly. His brother Antonio Johnson is an all-American defense force in Texas A&M and will likely be a top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Reyes has some impressive offers, but don’t be surprised if his brother tries to get him to A&M after Jimbo Fisher renewed an offer when Reyes camped at College Station for the summer.
Number 83 – Christian Jones, LB, Omaha Westside (NE)
Jones is a highly skilled defender who can do a little bit of everything on the pitch. He’s prototypically sized, can play in space, dash passers-by, his defenses and engines run hot. While recruiting for the Nebraska product is still in the early stages, he has received offers from several prominent schools including Nebraska, State of Iowa, MinnesotaWisconsin and Kansas.
Number 86 – Dierre Hill, ATH, Vashon (MO)
Hill can do it all and he’s an athlete in every sense of the word. Second year student at St. Louis is best known for hitting the home run as a backtrack, but his frame and skill set will make it possible for him to play multiple positions on either side of the ball in college. Hill currently has eight offers including Missouri, OregonIllinois, Arkansas, Michigan and Nebraska.
Number 90 – Ryan Montgomery, QB, Findlay (OH)
Montgomery is no stranger to the recruiting scene as he visited and made an offer before completing his freshman football season. The Ohio product has prototype size, the ability to perform any level of throw, and the right foresight. Montgomery also has an extensive list of great offers. Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame just some of the shows that pursue his talent. The team to watch here is Ohio State like his brother Luke Montgomery currently committed to the Buckeyes.
Number 96 – Tre Poteat, DB, Verona (WI)
Poteat is the size secondary coaches covet, he plays the game fast and is extremely versatile for a young defender with a large frame. The sophomore from Wisconsin also has the genetics and football acumen to match his talents. Poteat’s father is none other than the former Super Bowl champion, Hank Poteat, who is currently an assistant coach at Wisconsin. The younger Poteat has an incredibly high ceiling and is another player just scratching the surface of what he will eventually be a player. Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin were a few of his initial offers.