Watching the 2023 Karmello English receiver in action, one gets the feeling that we are witnessing the development of a master craftsman. The four-star talent proved to be one of the best receiving targets in the nation during the 2021 season, and that notion is backed up by 10 SEC offerings, but some Big 12 and Big Ten programs are making an impact with their recruiting proposals.
If you missed the chance to see Central High School in Phenix City (Ala.) This fall, English put on a show. Working against the 7A defenses, the Brit secured 70 passes for 1,059 yards by scoring 18 scores on the scoreboard. Completing his game, he took the rock six times for 65 yards making two more trips to the in-goal. Showing the speed of the special teams, seven kicks were returned for 139 yards and a punt was made for 61 yards with 22 total touchdowns on the stat sheet.
Pushing its offers to 16, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Kentucky were the most recent to come on board. Among the offers and interests English reports regular contacts with Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
When time allowed English to get away from his Red Devils squad on Saturday, successful trips were made to Alabama, Auburn and Clemson. In a recent Gas Crew Elite 7v7 event, English reflected on his time in South Carolina.
“It went well,” English said. “Being around the coaching staff and the coach of their receivers (Tyler Grisham) was really relaxing and relaxed.”
Pulling English away from top state programs could prove to be very challenging, but Rivals100’s perspective is listening. Heading into the new year, possible 2022 milestones include Penn State, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and West Virginia.
Speaking of his interest in the Nittany Lions, English said: “Their schedule, their ball movement and the way they execute their attack, all touch the ball.”
On why the Englishman is on top of the Pigs, he said: “The way they expose everything and how they explain everything. They are not just telling me what I want to hear, they are telling me the dream. Everything is in the foreground.” .
The names on English’s offer sheet are impressive and the list can be expected to grow. The Brit has the amazing speed required in a receiver and adds to it with a running back’s vision of the field and a willingness to drop the shoulder for more yards. When the ball is in the air, his hardwood talents come from aiming the ball high with a catch radius that extends throughout his zip code.