Elite Junior Rashad Roundtree earns 5-star rating

EliteJrClassic.com /Jason Mussell

Lakeside-Evans safety Rashad Roundtree has been upgraded to a 5-star prospect by Rivals. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior has skyrocketed in the recruiting rankings following an outstanding junior season and a solid performance at the Elite Junior Classic All-star game this past December. After Lakeside’s run to the Class AAAAA playoffs, Roundtree closed in on triple-digit tackles and was instantly listed as a 3-star prospect, but he is sitting much higher now. According to the Augusta Chronicle, Roundtree has been invited to this year’s Under Armour All-America Game and is ranked 17th in the nation for all Class of 2015 prospects.

Roundtree has received offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State and many others. Roundtree’s appearance in the inaugural Elite Junior Classic was spent with his Lakeside-Evans teammate and fellow defensive back Stephen Houza. Houza is another top recruit out of the Class of 2015 and this duo will be a main attraction under Friday’s Lights this fall.


Here’s Roundtree’s recruiting recap after the Elite Junior Classic:

“Roundtree will be one of the top safety prospects in the state of Georgia coming out of the Class of 2015. Roundtree is already labeled a 3-star recruit with an offer from Duke and UGA on the table and stands 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Roundtree’s size and presence was felt in the Elite Junior Classic and he was successful in coverage against the big North wideouts and also when matched up man-to-man with Archer’s 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end Connor Redmond on a deep corner route. Roundtree plays like a linebacker in the ground game and steers quarterbacks away from testing him with his unique combination of size and athleticism. Expect him to be one of the most coveted prospects in the country before kickoff in 2014.”  -Score Atlanta



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