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 landing 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 who is transitioning to the cornerback. I’m still trying to figure things out on defense and master 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 bounce to his not. Shifty when it comes to changing direction. most comfortable working closer to the line of scrimmage where he is able to put his hands on wide receivers and land them. Understands how to make a mirror with his hips and has foot speed to recover from some of his mistakes.
“The longer arms help eliminate lanes of throwing and he has shown on the 7v7 homeroom that he will fight through the hands to break a pass. Totaled over 500 receiving yards as a junior while finding a way to have an impact on the special teams. Must add some functional strength over the next few years so that it is able to take college-sized players to the ground. May also find a lower center of gravity when ‘He’s in reverse. An intriguing prospect given his features which are actually young for his rank 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, but the cap is high. Probably to find the most success in a defensive system that wants their cornerbacks to play pressman or hump cover. “