Five WRs that could be breakout stars in 2020....Rivals take. Wan’dale Robinson makes list....

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    Five WRs that could be breakout stars in 2020

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    Mike Farrell • Rivals.com
    Recruiting Director
    @rivalsmike

    We don’t have spring football but we can still look ahead to next season. Here is a series we are starting of breakout players at each position for next season continuing with the running backs.

    Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

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    GARRETT WILSON, Ohio State
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    GARRETT
    WILSON

    6'1" | 175 LBS | WR
    LAKE TRAVIS
    AUSTIN, TX
    CLASS OF 2019
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    4/29/2018
    OHIO STATE
    The skinny: Ohio State beat Texas and others for Wilson, who played at Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis but lived in the Columbus, Ohio area until he was 12 years old. He committed to the Buckeys during the spring before his senior season.

    Expectations were high for Wilson coming into his true freshman season, and he responded with 30 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns. Playing on the outside last season, he may potentially move to the slot this fall, or play oppositive

    Chris Olave on the outside. Either way, he has the skill set and the quarterback,
    Justin Fields, to produce a memorable season.


    Farrell’s take: Wilson was nearly a five-star coming out of high school who had good length, speed and body control. He showed flashes of greatness last season and he appears to be the No 1 option heading into this season on a loaded Ohio State team. He could emerge as one of the best receivers in college football.

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    WAN'DALE ROBINSON, Nebraska
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    WAN'DALE
    ROBINSON

    5'9" | 175 LBS | ATH
    WESTERN HILLS
    FRANKFORT, KY
    CLASS OF 2019
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    SIGNED LOI
    12/5/2018
    NEBRASKA
    The skinny: An early commitment to Kentucky, Robinson flipped his pledge to Nebraska in December during his senior season. Even when he was committed to the Wildcats, the Huskers remained very active in his process.

    As with Wilson, plenty was expected from Robinson during his true freshman season and he also did not disappoint. He caught 40 balls for 453 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 340 yards and three touchdowns. Look for Nebraska to be creative in their methods in getting Robinson the ball, which should lead to a big season.

    Farrell’s take: Robinson was expected to be the next

    Rondale Moore in the Big Ten and he certainly showed flashes of that last season. His ability to make people miss and his sneaky speed intrigued us out of high school and we expected him to impact as a wide receiver, running back and return man. This could be the year he’s a difference-maker on a bowl-bound Nebraska team.


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    JEREMIAH PAYTON, Miami
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    JEREMIAH
    PAYTON

    6'3" | 175 LBS | WR
    FLETCHER
    NEPTUNE BEACH, FL
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    2/20/2018
    MIAMI (FL)
    The skinny: Payton committed to Miamiduring the winter after his junior season and stayed firm with the Canes throughout the remainder of his process.

    With

    Jeff Thomas and
    K.J. Osbornmoving on, all eyes have already been on Payton to make a positive impression this fall after he redshirted in 2019. New offensive coordinator Rhett Lashleeshould give him the opportunity to flourish in his open style, which was already proven during the early stages of the Canes’ spring practices.


    Farrell’s take: What impressed me most about Payton out of high school was his route-running and reliable hands and those will show this season.

    D’Eriq King is in town now and he and Payton could team up to be a dynamic duo in the ACC with Payton’s smarts and ability to set up defenders.


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    JOE NGATA, Clemson
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    JOE
    NGATA

    6'4" | 210 LBS | WR
    FOLSOM
    FOLSOM, CA
    CLASS OF 2019
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    SIGNED LOI
    7/28/2018
    CLEMSON
    The skinny: Clemson, which emerged as Ngata’s favorite after his first visit to Death Valley, solidified his plans to become a Tiger when he took a follow-up visit for a summer cookout. He committed to Clemson over USC, Washington and Notre Dame. While there was plenty of talent and depth at the receiver position in 2019, Ngata still totaled 17 receptions for 240 yards and three touchdowns. Even though the cupboard will be far from bare this fall, Ngata has too many skills to not see increased playing time and production.

    Farrell’s take: The next five-star at Clemson to dominate will be Ngata as the passing game keeps rolling under Dabo Swinney.

    Trevor Lawrence is the best quarterback in college football and he’ll be looking to Ngata to replace some of the catches lost when
    Tee Higgins left for the NFL Draft.


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    KYLE FORD, USC
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    KYLE
    FORD

    6'3" | 195 LBS | WR
    LUTHERAN
    ORANGE, CA
    CLASS OF 2019
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    1/5/2019
    USC
    The skinny: Ford committed to USC over Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Michigan at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Trojans were considered the leader for several months, with the Huskies presenting the stiffest competition.

    While the Trojans experienced a disappointing 2019 season, they have put together a young and talented aerial attack with Ford,

    Amon-Ra St. Brown,
    Bru McCoy and quarterback
    Kedon Slovis. McCoy could very easily also be on this list, but Ford is the choice after he reeled in 39 receptions for 567 yards and five touchdowns last season. It will be interesting and fun to see how the trio of youngsters progress this fall.


    Farrell’s take: St. Brown is the go-to guy for USC, but Ford will improve his numbers and this offense could be dynamic. He was a big receiver out of high school with downfield speed and he’s going to be a great target in the red zone this year.

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    Even injured Wandale Robinson almost put up a 1,000 total yards of offense. Dudes a beast and will definitely bust out this season. He may never rush for 1,000 or receive for a 1,000...you can’t look at Robinson that way. He’s a do everything Type player. He may go 500 rushing and 700-900 receiving. He has to be viewed as total yardage, not one over the other...but then again, sounds like he may be full time WR this season. GBR
     
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