• Ohio State
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
    Signed - 12/21/2022

Carnell Tate

  • Pos WR
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 180

Prospect Info

  • High School IMG Academy
  • City Bradenton, FL
  • Class 2023

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98

247Sports Composite®

0.9728

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  • Ohio State 100%
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Evaluated 11/18/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

2-3 Round Day 2

Comparison

Calvin Ridley Jacksonville Jaguars

One of those prospects that just seems to be good at pretty much everything. First emerged on the scene as a youngster up in Chicago before making his way down to IMG Academy the winter before his junior season. Quickly found success at the national powerhouse and established himself as a go-to target in what has traditionally been a low-volume passing offense. Owns a slender frame (measured roughly 6-foot-2, 175 pounds in February of 2022), but plays much bigger than the numbers suggest as he uses elite body control and natural bounce to elevate and make contested grabs on the perimeter. Savvy route runner that does a nice job of sinking his hips and exploding in and out of his breaks. Tracks the football well over his shoulder and isn’t afraid to get the jersey dirty in order to move the chains. Shouldn’t be considered a burner, and laser-timed testing data back that up, but can build up plenty of momentum if given a runway, and has proven to be a pretty effective return man having flipped the field multiple times against top-flight competition. Played arguably one of his best games to date against a talented St. Frances Academy squad, catching six passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns in cold weather as a senior. A year or two in a college weight room is only going to be beneficial as it will improve play strength, but he has shown in the past that he’s a willing, effort-driven blocker that will get down the field and work for his teammates. Should be viewed as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the class of 2023 given resume and ability to consistently get open. Must keep progressing and avoid setbacks, but has the skill set to blossom into an impact player for a College Football Playoff contender and eventually an early-round NFL Draft pick. Could line up on the inside or outside depending on the scheme or what's needed.

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Athletic Background

2022: Leading wide receiver for an IMG Academy program, which went 8-1 playing a national schedule. Caught 30 passes for 777 yards and 8 TDs. Also returned a kickoff for a score in preseason action against Venice. Got some snaps at DB in certain situations, as well.

2021: Transferred into Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy winter before junior season. MaxPreps All-Florida Preseason second-team selection on offense.

2020: Missed out on fall season due to global pandemic.

2019: Attended Marist High School outside of Chicago. Played eight varsity games at WR as a freshman. Ended up catching 28 passes for 444 yards and five touchdowns as the RedHawks advanced to the state semifinals.

-Andrew Ivins

Skills

  • - Ball Skills 10
  • - Yards After Catch 9
  • - Route Running 9
  • - Hands 9
  • - Toughness 8
  • - Strength 8
  • - Size 8
  • - Speed 7
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35 777 8
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