2024 TE Rankings: Top Tight End Recruits Include Trey’Dez Green, Caleb Odom, and Carter Nelson

    The Class of 2024 has showcased one of the most athletic TE groups in recent memory. Who are the 2024 top tight ends in this class?

    The consensus with the 2024 tight end class is that the class is full of high-ceiling receivers bound to be impactful weapons at the collegiate level. There is plenty of talent and athleticism in this group of tight ends, some of whom could be the next great tight end in college football.

    Class of 2024 TE Rankings

    For these rankings, it will showcase several other outlets’ rankings including ESPN, 247Sports, On3, and Rivals. Let’s take a look at who is considered to be the top 10 tight-end recruits in the country entering the 2024 season.

    1) Trey’Dez Green, Zachary

    College: LSU
    Hometown: Jackson, LA
    Height: 6’6”
    Weight: 230
    247 Position Rank: 4
    On3 Position Rank: 1
    ESPN Position Rank: 6
    Rivals Position Rank: 1
    Consensus Rank: 1

    When watching Trey’Dez Green, there are moments where he feels like he could be an outside receiver instead of a tight end. Green has great hands and elite athleticism for a tight end.

    A two-sport athlete in high school, Green finished last season with 53 receptions for 960 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll be heading to LSU with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, and Florida.

    2) Caleb Odom, Carrollton

    College: Alabama
    Hometown: Carrollton, GA
    Height: 6’5”
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 3
    On3 Position Rank: 2
    ESPN Position Rank: 4
    Rivals Position Rank: 3
    Consensus Rank: 2

    Another tight end who has shown great athleticism and ability to play outside receiver, Caleb Odom can be a difference-maker in the passing game. He will be built up more as his slender frame doesn’t help in pass-blocking situations but has the speed and route-running skills to be better than any tight end in the class.

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    Odom put up big numbers including over 1,000 receiving in his junior year of high school. He’s heading to Alabama with Auburn, Florida, Miami, and Texas A&M making offers as well.

    3) Carter Nelson, Ainsworth

    College: Nebraska
    Hometown: Ainsworth, NE
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 205
    247 Position Rank: 2
    On3 Position Rank: 5
    ESPN Position Rank: 7
    Rivals Position Rank: 2
    Consensus Rank: 3

    Carter Nelson did it all in high school playing offense, defense, and special teams in football while also playing basketball and track and field as well. Athleticism isn’t a problem for Nelson as he can make the tough catches and play multiple positions. He’ll need to get bigger and stronger for the college level going up against bigger defensive linemen.

    Nelson scored 25 total touchdowns in 2022 while averaging 12.5 points per game in basketball his junior year as well. He picked Nebraska over Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Alabama.

    4) Landen Thomas, Colquitt County

    College: Florida State
    Hometown: Moultrie, GA
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 235
    247 Position Rank: 7
    On3 Position Rank: 6
    ESPN Position Rank: 1
    Rivals Position Rank: 3
    Consensus Rank: 4

    The size is there for Landen Thomas as well as all the physical tools to be an elite pass catcher at a tight end position. Thomas has strong hands and can pick up yards after catch.

    Last season, Thomas recorded 551 yards and six touchdowns during his senior season. He committed to Florida State with other offers coming from Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Auburn.

    5) Jaden Reddell, Raymore-Peculiar

    College: Georgia
    Hometown: Peculiar, MO
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 220
    247 Position Rank: 6
    On3 Position Rank: 4
    ESPN Position Rank: 2
    Rivals Position Rank: 6
    Consensus Rank: 5

    Jaden Reddell is more seen as a big receiver to throw it to as he could be moved around on offense from tight end, outside receiver, or in the slot. Reddell will need some coaching in college on adding pass and run blocking to his toolset but has the makings of an elite tight end.

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    His junior year saw him put up over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. He will be attending Georgia with offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, and Auburn.

    6) Luke Reynolds, Cheshire Academy

    College: Penn State
    Hometown: Cheshire, CT
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 1
    On3 Position Rank: 3
    ESPN Position Rank: 8
    Rivals Position Rank: 10
    Consensus Rank: 6

    One of the more intriguing prospects of the tight end class, Luke Reynolds made the transition from quarterback to tight end in the middle of his high school career and it paid off. Reynolds has all the athletic traits to be a great tight end. Experience is going to be the difference between him and the rest of the tight ends in this class.

    He was a member of the All-American Bowl in his high school career. Penn State will be his college home with other offers from Army, Boston College, Cincinnati, and Coastal Carolina.

    7) Christian Bentancur, Marian Central Catholic

    College: Clemson
    Hometown: Woodstock, IL
    Height: 6’5”
    Weight: 240
    247 Position Rank: 8
    On3 Position Rank: 7
    ESPN Position Rank: 3 (TE-Y)
    Rivals Position Rank: 5
    Consensus Rank: 7

    Christian Bentancur has the size to go up and make any catch thrown his way. Bentancur can play wide receiver and can line up with the best of them. While he doesn’t have the straight-line speed needed, Bentancur lining up as a tight end going up against a linebacker and safety is a disadvantage for the defense.

    He finished the 2023 season with an impressive 92 receptions for 1,345 yards and 21 touchdowns. Bentancur is heading to Clemson after also receiving offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, and Cincinnati.

    8) Amir Jackson, Portal High School

    College: Florida
    Hometown: Portal, GA
    Height: 6’5”
    Weight: 210
    247 Position Rank: 9
    On3 Position Rank: 8
    ESPN Position Rank: 5
    Rivals Position Rank: 7
    Consensus Rank: 8

    Amir Jackson has the size to go up and make a play when he needs to and proved it in high school. Jackson has the athleticism and strong hands to play at the level of a wide receiver while having the size of a tight end.

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    He went into the 2023 season as the 16th-best prospect in Georgia while also being a two-sport athlete — adding basketball to his resume. Jackson is heading to Gainesville to play for the Florida Gators after receiving offers from Alabama, Auburn, Coastal Carolina, and Colorado.

    9) Davon Mitchell, Los Alamitos

    College: Oklahoma
    Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 245
    247 Position Rank: 11
    On3 Position Rank: 9
    ESPN Position Rank: 3
    Rivals Position Rank: 9
    Consensus Rank: 9

    Davon Mitchell was used in multiple different positions in high school as a tight end, and outside receiver, and played in the slot. He can get past a defender and get open when going deep. Mitchell is a sharp route runner who can get to the spot the quarterback needs him to be.

    He finished the 2023 season with 731 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Mitchell will be playing for Oklahoma with other offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and Colorado.

    10) Michael Smith, Calvary Day School

    College: South Carolina
    Hometown: Savannah, GA
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 235
    247 Position Rank: 5
    On3 Position Rank: 11
    ESPN Position Rank: 9
    Rivals Position Rank: 11
    Consensus Rank: 10

    Michael Smith has quick feet for a tight end who can climb the ladder. While he has all the tools to be a great receiver, if he wants to take shape into an elite tight end, his blocking skills will have to be worked on in college.

    Smith excelled as a tight end while also being a basketball player, helping the school win a regional title in his sophomore year. He will be attending South Carolina with other offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and Boston College.

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