The 2023 recruiting cycle is in full swing as some of the top high school football players around the country are announcing their respective college decisions.
During the week from September 10 through September 16, there were 10 players who committed to a Power Five college football program, including eight prospects in the 2023 class and two underclassmen. Of the players who committed this week, three are rated as four-star prospects.
The list of Power Five schools that secured at least one commitment this week includes (in alphabetical order): Auburn, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Penn State, USC (2) and Washington State.
With that in mind, scroll down to take a look at the prospects who committed to a Power Five program over the past week, starting with the 2023 prospects and concluding with the underclassmen.
Sept. 10: Zion Tracy | CB | St. Thomas More (Conn.)
Committed to: Penn State
247Sports rank: 3-star | 86 rating | No. 104 CB
Recruiting summary: A 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback out of St. Thomas More High School in Oakdale, Conn., Tracy committed to the Nittany Lions over fellow finalists Rutgers, Syracuse and Buffalo. He holds nine reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Penn State was cornerbacks coach Terry M. Smith, while special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach Stacy Collins also assisted in his recruitment. He is the 20th commitment for the Nittany Lions in the 2023 recruiting cycle. He is taking a post-grad season at St. Thomas More. In seven games as a senior at Glen Head (N.Y.) Long Island Lutheran, he recorded 18 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups on defense and caught 20 passes for 472 yards and four touchdowns on offense, per MaxPreps.
Sept. 11: Ansel Din-Mbuh | DL | Aledo (Texas)
Committed to: Washington State
247Sports rank: 3-star | 85 rating | No. 144 DL
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive lineman out of Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas, Din-Mbuh committed to the Cougars over fellow finalist Air Force. He holds 10 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Washington State was defensive run game coordinator and edges coach A.J. Cooper, while defensive tackles coach Pete Kaligis also assisted in his recruitment. He is the 15th commitment for the Cougars in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In 13 games as a junior, he recorded 30 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, eight quarterback hurries, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and a blocked field goal, per MaxPreps.
Sept. 12: AJ Thomas | EDGE | Zachary (La.)
Committed to: Indiana
247Sports rank: 3-star | 87 rating | No. 49 EDGE
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-3, 220-pound edge defender out of Zachary High School in Zachary, La., Thomas committed to the Hoosiers exactly two months after decommitting from Louisiana Tech. He was committed to the Bulldogs for nearly three months before reopening his recruitment on July 12. He holds 15 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Indiana was special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach Kasey Teegardin. He is the 10th commitment for the Hoosiers in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In 10 games as a junior at Ruston (La.) Cedar Creek, he recorded 53 tackles and five sacks.
Sept. 12: Orlando Greenlow | WR | Lawndale (Calif.)
Committed to: Indiana
247Sports rank: 3-star | 84 rating | No. 215 WR
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver out of Lawndale High School in Lawndale, Calif., Greenlow committed to the Hoosiers over offers from Colorado State, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming. He holds nine reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Indiana was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Adam Henry. He is the ninth commitment for the Hoosiers in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
Sept. 14: Durell Robinson | RB | St. Frances Academy (Md.)
Committed to: Boston College
247Sports rank: 3-star | 86 rating | No. 57 RB
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md., Robinson committed to the Eagles over offers from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers, among others. He holds 22 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Boston College was running backs coach Savon Huggins, while defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim also assisted in his recruitment. He is the 17th commitment for the Eagles in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In two games this season, he has 35 carries for 294 yards and two touchdowns and one catch for nine yards, per MaxPreps.
Sept. 14: Declan Duley | P | El Paso-Gridley (Ill.)
Committed to: Illinois
247Sports rank: 3-star | 81 rating | No. 2 P
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-2, 200-pound punter out of El Paso-Gridley High School in El Paso, Ill., Duley committed to the Fighting Illini over an offer from Troy. He holds two reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Illinois was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Ben Miller. He is the 15th commitment for the Fighting Illini in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In eight games as a senior, he averaged 37.2 yards on 32 punts while also connecting on 3 of 3 field goals with a long of 43 yards and making 13 of 14 extra points, per MaxPreps.
Sept. 15: Adam Hopkins | WR | Thomas County Central (Ga.)
Committed to: Auburn
247Sports rank: 4-star | 90 rating | No. 31 WR
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-0, 170-pound wide receiver out of Thomas County Central High School in Thomasville, Ga., Hopkins committed to the Tigers over offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas State and Texas A&M, among others. He holds 20 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Auburn was wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard. He is the eighth commitment for the Tigers in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In three games this season, he has 10 receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns, per MaxPreps. He caught 28 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns on offense and recorded 15 tackles, 12 pass breakups and two pick-sixes over nine games as a junior.
Scouting report: A dynamic two-way athlete that has made plays at both wide receiver and cornerback on Friday nights. Size unverified, but believed to be pushing 6-foot. No track times on record and limited testing data available, but pulls away from defenders in the open field and has one of the faster verified max speed numbers in the class of 2023 according to one database. Dealt with subpar quarterback play as a junior and totaled just 350 receiving yards, but got off to a hot start as a senior hauling in three touchdowns passes in his opener. Understands how to stack defenders and get vertical on the outside. Does a nice job of tracking the ball through the air and will get aggressive at the catch point. Advanced ball skills also stand out when he’s on defense as he will swat away what should be easy completions. Overall, should be viewed as a mid-sized skill player with some juice that could carve out a role on either side of the ball at the Power Five level with coaching and seasoning. Will need to keep improving as a route runner and learn how to create separation on Saturdays if he finds himself in offensive meeting rooms once on campus, but could avoid a redshirt by finding his way onto some special teams units. All-conference upside. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
Projection: Power-5 Starter
Sept. 15: Sam Greene | DL | St. Frances Academy (Md.)
Committed to: USC
247Sports rank: 3-star | 87 rating | No. 93 DL
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-1, 260-pound defensive lineman out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md., Greene committed to the Trojans over fellow finalists Boston College, Penn State and Texas A&M. He holds 10 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at USC was defensive line coach Shaun Nua. He is the 17th commitment for the Trojans in the 2023 recruiting cycle. In eight games as a junior at Upper Marlboro (Md.) Rock Creek Christian, he recorded 43 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
Scouting report: Has verified size and with plus length. Twitchy interior defensive lineman prospect with burst and ability to play with low center of gravity. Plays zero to 5-technique regularly at St. Frances. Has a sub 4.9 40 and sub 1.8 10-yard during St. Frances pro day. Productive player who is disruptive in middle of defense. Had 11 1/2 sacks as junior. Faces high-level competition on weekly basis. Showed power and strong get-off during in-person evaluation. Has plus change of direction. Quickness makes him difficult to double team. Is physical and uses hands well to disengage. Uncoils and shoots up and into offensive lineman. Can collapse pocket when blocked 1-on-1. Shoots gaps well playoff off the shoulder of center. Can stack and shed and locate ball carrier. Plays balanced and with body control. Plays with energy and effort. Is strong leader. Size is concern. Will have to add mass to play on the interior of line of scrimmage. Sometimes gets moved at point of attack when trying to anchor. Has to show ability to retain quickness if 30 pounds are added to frame. Must continue to develop backside pursuit and demonstrate consistent effectiveness outside of tackle box. Power 5 starting potential. – 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn
Projection: Power-5 Starter
Sept. 11: James Resar | QB | Bishop Kenny (Fla.)
Committed to: Iowa
247Sports rank: 4-star | 90 rating | No. 18 QB
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-4, 199-pound quarterback out of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Resar committed to the Hawkeyes over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Wake Forest, Georgia Southern and Toledo. He holds six reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Iowa was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Ferentz. He is the fifth commitment for the Hawkeyes in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In nine games as a sophomore, he completed 99 of 167 passes (59.3%) for 1,266 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing for an additional 476 yards and 10 touchdowns on 50 carries, per MaxPreps.
Sept. 14: Joey Olsen | TE | Lakeridge (Ore.)
Committed to: USC
247Sports rank: 4-star | 90 rating | No. 172 Overall | No. 10 TE
Recruiting summary: A 6-foot-5, 200-pound tight end out of Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Ore., Olsen committed to the Trojans over offers from Arizona State, Louisville, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Nevada. He holds 11 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at USC was tight ends coach Zach Hanson. He is the fourth commitment for the Trojans in the 2024 recruiting cycle. In two games this season, he has six receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns, per MaxPreps. He caught 28 passes for 727 yards and seven touchdowns over 11 games as a sophomore.