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WATCH: Four-star athlete Chris Graves will engage in college live Friday on CBS Sports HQ

By on July 9, 2021 0
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One of the country’s top athletes is expected to make his college decision on Friday afternoon. Chris Graves, a four-star athlete from Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla., Will announce his next stop live Friday at 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports HQ. You can watch Graves’ announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports app or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).

Graves, a 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, has Miami (FL), LSU and South Carolina as his last three schools. The 247Sports crystal ball gives the Hurricanes the best chance of getting his services.

Graves is currently ranked 288th in the class of 2022 by the 247Sports Composite, which combines rankings from all major recruiting services. The nationally ranked 15th athlete had 27 catches for 500 yards and four attacking touchdowns, with 26 tackles, four missed passes and one interception as a cornerback on the defensive end of the ball. He is also a star of the Bishop Verot track team.

Andrew Ivins, Southeastern recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this screening report on Graves.

“At the length college coaches covet. Has a slender figure now, but the body should go through a bit of transformation as it continues to mature. A wide receiver that is transitioning into the cornerback. I’m still trying to figure things out about defense and mastering his covering techniques, but ticks a lot of good boxes with his long stride, ball skills and overall competitiveness. Works with what feels like a rebound at his pace. Shifty when it comes to changing direction. Seems to be most comfortable working closer to the line of scrimmage where he is able to put his hands on wide receivers and land them. how to make a mirror with his hips and at the speed of the foot to recover from some of his mistakes.

“Longer arms help eliminate lanes of throwing and he showed on the 7v7 homeroom that he will fight with his hands to break a pass. Totaled over 500 receiving yards as a junior while finding a way to impact special teams. Must add some functional strength over the next few years so that it is able to take college-sized players to the floor. May also find a lower center of gravity when He’s in reverse. An intriguing prospect considering his features which are in fact grade and won’t be 18 until August 2022. It will take some time for him to be ready to take meaningful shots at Power 5 level , but the ceiling is high. Probably to find the most success in a defensive system that wants its cornerbacks to play pressman or hump cover. “

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