Five-star 2023 safety Sonny Styles set for June 22 visit to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — Athletes and the colleges pursuing them are wasting no time making the most of the end of the recruiting dead period that came June 1. Recruits are jet-setting from place to place and schools are competing to see who will win the battle for some of the best talent we have seen in some time.
While the 2022 class is loaded with top prospects, the 2023 group is not too far behind and they, too, are making the most of their time this summer.
Sonny in the ‘Sip
It is about to get more ‘Sonny in the Sip’ come June 22nd as 2023 five-star safety Sonny Styles of Pickerington, Ohio will be making an official stop in Oxford. Styles took to twitter to drop his Summer officials
— Heem ♛ (@sonnystyles_) June 2, 2021
Styles is listed as the No. 1 safety prospect in the nation by the 247Sports Composite index and is ranked the No. 1 overall player of any position in the state of Ohio’s 2023 class. The 5-star prospect is the nation’s No. 15 player, according to the Composite, and is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 safety according to 247Sports.
Styles will wrap up his June tour in the heart of SEC country with a stop in Tuscaloosa to camp at Alabama on June 23, following his trip to Oxford on June 22nd, and will wrap up in Baton Rouge at LSU on June 24th.
Styles may have just finished his sophomore season; however, he is already considered an elite talent—and not just on the football field but also on the basketball court.
He currently holds football offers from: Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, LSU, Miami, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Toledo and West Virginia.
Styles’ older brother Lorenzo plays for the Fighting Irish, while his father played for Ohio State.
What catches the eye most about this 6-foot-5, 216-pound safety is his natural ability to get after the football in the air. Styles has speed and fluidity, without question, but his instincts are also exceptional. He is always on the hunt when it comes to locating the ball and attacking.
One thing quite enticing for elite players who have an abundance of offers is not just the chance to play in the SEC — but to have the opportunity to make an impact sooner rather than later. That could be the case for Styles in Oxford!
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(Sonny Styles feature image credit: Birm/Lettermen Row)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.