College Football Recruiting 2013: Where Are the Top Uncommitted WRs Looking?
Looking at the board, I noticed there are still many elite WR prospects who have not made a decision to commit just yet. It's almost the opposite of the QB board, where just about every top-level signal-caller has pulled the trigger on a choice.
The receivers seem to be a more patient group, and for this piece I'm going to give you the remaining elite WR prospects, along with where they are looking. It should be a very fun and interesting read as we cover some of the top pass-catchers who'll be coming into the college ranks.
Torii Hunter, Jr.
Hunter had a great showing at The Opening and is one of the more well-rounded athletes in the country. He stands 6'0" and weighs just more than 170 pounds.
Hunter's speed and agility are always on display. He can release quickly, avoid linebackers in his route stems and sharply cut to separate from defenders. The Texas native has outstanding RAC skills, which he uses to make plays downfield in the post-catch phase of a play.
Hunter has no favorites per Scout.com and has offers from schools such as Alabama, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, among others.
Quick hails from Kentucky and is a 6'1", 175-pounder who can be a terror on the perimeter.
He has good release quickness, solid speed and seems to use his length well. He can pluck balls out of the air on the move and works well on all three levels.
Quick told Scout.com in August that his main five are Louisville, Oregon, Ohio State, Cincinnati and Kentucky.
Cunningham is from South Florida and goes in the 6'1", 175-pound range. He has a knack for making acrobatic catches, is very flexible and is a bit quicker than he is fast.
He won't blaze around with speed, but Cunningham will work his routes with sharp and quick cuts to separate from coverage. He's athletic with the ball and can add more yards after the catch.
Stanford could be the leader; Scout.com reports that Cunningham will trip to Palo Alto, along with Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Alabama.
North comes out of North Carolina and is a big 6'3", 210-pounder. He has very good deep speed and a high ceiling.
Once he works on his route-running and learns how to work more voids in coverages, North could become a No. 1 WR in college.
North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida have all been mentioned to Scout.com.
Treadwell is an Illinois native who has good length, speed and athleticism. He can release well off the line, uses quickness to elude press and quickly eats up cushion. Treadwell also shows good hands and a large catch radius.
For what it's worth, I think he ends up at Michigan, but schools such as Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and several more will fail at taking no for answer.
Coley has a high ceiling, as the Florida native is a lanky 6'1", 175-pounder who reminds me a bit of Shaq Roland. He has terrific speed, quickness, agility and athleticism to factor in the passing game.
Coley can quickly separate at the junction points and has the speed to burn as a RAC player. He recently narrowed his list down to a final five of Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, Texas Tech and Ole Miss, reports Scout.com.
Out of Pennsylvania, Foster is a 6'2", 190-pounder who likely has the most explosiveness, burst, speed, quickness and suddenness of any WR on this list. He can take off the line in a flash and not even decelerate to cut in his routes.
Foster has solid hands and can really work a defense over as a RAC player. He shows good vision in the open field, is instinctive with the ball and very creative.
Alabama, Pitt, Michigan State and Ohio State are his main four, per 247Sports.com.
Seals-Jones got great news this morning when he found out his knee injury suffered last Friday night was not a torn ACL. He does have a dislocated left kneecap and will be out 6-8 weeks, though.
So the 6'5", 230-pounder will be back this season at some point. He has Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Baylor, UCLA and Oregon as his top schools, per Monday's HornsNation.com report.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS).
A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a college football and NFL draft magazine.
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