Grading the active five-star safeties in college football

Five-star prospects are rare in each recruiting class and, as we know, some pan out and some don’t. For the past two weeks, we have been looking at the five-stars still playing in college football and grade how they’ve been doing. Today, we finish with the safeties.



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***** CLASS OF 2017 JaCoby Stevens – LSU

Stevens has been outstanding for LSU and was a big part of the Tigers’ national title run. He’s a Swiss Army Knife.

Grade: A-

***** CLASS OF 2018 Tyreke Johnson – Ohio State

Johnson is listed as a cornerback for Ohio State, but he hasn’t made an impact yet. Time will tell.

Grade: D

***** Caden Sterns – Texas

Sterns started off great at Texas, but he has been very average at best since. Now he’s opted out for the NFL Draft when he shouldn’t have.

Grade: C

***** Jaiden Woodbey – Florida State

Woodbey started off great and was then moved to a role closer to the line of scrimmage and has battled injury. Woodbey is planning to play as a graduate transfer somewhere next season.

Grade: B-

***** Jaylon Jones – Texas A&M

Jones has been excellent so far this season and showing that athleticism we liked.

Grade: A