The Top 10 Hottest College Football Recruits for 2013

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst ISeptember 30, 2012

The Top 10 Hottest College Football Recruits for 2013

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    In the world of college football recruiting, there are a lot of surprises, twists and turns. That, of course, is sure to create sizzling news.

    For this read, we're going to give you the top 10 high school recruits.

    We have some of the nation's best prospects on this list and we'll tell you why they are hot right now. So come on inside and check this out, but don't get burned!

10. Robert Foster, WR

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    Robert Foster is regarded by scouts to be the best pure wide receiver prospect in this year's class. The explosive 6'2", 190-pound speedster is from Pennsylvania and has been a bit silent on his recruitment.

    Until now.

    Last week, Foster tweeted that his top three schools are the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Alabama and Ohio State University. Michigan State could also get a visit. With him being so hush about his recruitment, Foster revealing this scoop is big news and has made him a hot topic right now.

9. Greg Bryant, RB

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    Greg Bryant was a one-time commitment to the University of Oklahoma but withdrew from the Sooners earlier this summer. The thought, at the time, was that Bryant wanted to compete in the Southeastern Conference.

    Schools like Auburn University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama emerged as serious suitors for the talented running back from Florida. Now, per, the SEC may not be where Bryant will end up because Florida State University is in the mix and the University of Oklahoma has gotten back in it, according to

    Bryant's recruitment is heating up.

8. Mackensie Alexander, CB

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    Mackensie Alexander is one of the top players in the country. The Florida native stands at 5'11" and 175 pounds and is a great cornerback. The only thing is, he doesn't do much press and when he does, he rarely gives up information.

    A few weeks ago, Alexander revealed to which schools he was seriously considering. He even went as far as to say the University of Notre Dame was his top choice, but cautioned that many schools remained in the race still.

    Alexander's revelation has made him a hit recruit these days because now recruiting fans can start to speculate about where he will sign.

7. Robert Nkemdiche, DE

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    Robert Nkemdiche is the nation's No. 1 overall player and prospect, so that alone makes him a hot recruit. He's a 6'4", 270-pound young man that plays with great power and tenacity.

    Though committed to Clemson University, Nkemdiche's recruitment is far from over. Clemson is going to have to fend off rallies from schools like the University of Alabama, the University of Florida, and the University of Mississippi and more.

    The Mississippi Rebels are home to Nkemdiche's brother, Denzel, so his family may push for him to head to Oxford, Miss. Stay tuned, this thing won't be over until Nkemdiche signs his letter of intent.

6. Kelsey Griffin, DT

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    Kelsey Griffin is a stout defensive tackle prospect from Georgia. He's 6'2" and weighs just about 300 pounds. With his great strength and quickness, Griffin has a lot of colleges wanting him to come play for them.

    Except he just can't seem to make up his mind. Griffin made a commitment to the University of Georgia, then according to Dean Legge of the Dawg Post, backed off of that commitment hours later. It's a hot topic right now that has left many recruiting fans confused.

5. Vonn Bell, S

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    For starters, Vonn Bell is a hot recruit because he's good, really good. The 6'0, 190-pound defensive back is from Tennessee but plays in Georgia.

    Secondly, Bell is a hot recruit because he recently named the University of Tennessee, Ohio State University and the University of Alabama as his final three schools. Speculation and predictions are all over the place as to where Bell will commit.

    Tennessee is where he is from; I think Urban Meyer from Ohio State has made a great impression on him; and the University of Alabama is a great school for a defensive back.

    The heat is turning up around Bell.

4. Kelvin Taylor, RB

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    Committed to the University of Florida, Kelvin Taylor is the son of former Gator running back Fred Taylor. At 5'11" and 216 pounds, Taylor is quick and has great agility and instincts.

    Taylor has been one of the players to watch for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award. Already the state of Florida's all-time leading rusher, Taylor should have another great season.

    He's hot right now because he has a chance to set some national rushing records before he leaves for Gainesville, Fla.

3. Laremy Tunsil, OT

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    Laremy Tunsil is one of the hottest recruits in the country, period. The 6'6", 295 pounder from Florida is the top ranked offensive lineman on my board, as well as many others'.

    The University of Florida and the University of Georgia were thought to be the top two schools for Tunsil when this year opened up. Then all of a sudden, the University of Alabama came surging as an option for Tunsil.

    Now, per Chad Simmons of, Tunsil has opened up to Florida State University, so the Seminoles are back in the thick of the race. Tunsil's recruitment is sizzling right now and is one of the leading topics of discussion in 2013 college football recruiting. 

2. Thomas Tyner, RB

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    Talk about going off, the recruiting world is still talking about Thomas Tyner's 643-yard, 10 touchdown performance on Sept. 14. Tyner followed that up with a 257-yard, two touchdown performance last week.

    With 1,484 yards and 19 touchdowns already, Tyner is averaging 371 yards rushing per game. The 6'0", 218 pound speedy back is committed to the University of Oregon and looks to be healthy.

    Those are hot numbers by a hot recruit on a hot record-setting pace.

1. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/TE

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    I know Ricky Seals-Jones hasn't played football in a few weeks, but he's still a hot recruit. Everyone wants the 6'5", 230-pound athletic big man, but it appears only Texas A&M University or Louisiana State University will land him.

    We're all still talking about Seals-Jones because we're all wondering where is he going. Could he opt to play in College Station, Texas in Kevin Sumlin's high octane offense?

    Or will he head to LSU to ball on the Bayou? First we have to get Seals-Jones back on the field for Sealy High School in Texas. This guy's a sight to see and a hot recruit.


    Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting and player personnel departments for 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, and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.