College Football Recruiting 2013: 5 Recruits to Watch on ESPN This Friday Night
This week's nationally televised high school football action features two schools from Alabama—a state that's known for it's football—as Auburn High School takes on Carver High School.
This matchup will be featured on the Geico ESPN High School Showcase on ESPNU starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.
It's going to be a big game on the field, but it will also be an important game for fans of college football recruiting to watch. There's a few notable recruits that you're going to want to see for yourself.
Without further ado, here are five players to watch this Friday night.
5. Shaun Rupert, DB, Carver High School
Shaun Rupert is a 6'1'', 180-pound safety out of Montgomery, Alabama.
He's a 2-star prospect according to Rivals.com, and has a solid verbal commitment to Arkansas State.
Rupert isn't the biggest name in this game, but he'll certainly play a factor in Carver's defensive backfield at his size.
4. Cameron Echols-Luper, ATH, Auburn High School
Echols-Luper is a 3-star athlete who's committed to playing football for Texas A&M, so Aggies fans will really want to tune in to see him play.
He's only 6'0'' and 190 pounds, which doesn't set him apart in any way, but Rivals.com has him down for running a 4.41 40-yard dash.
That certainly sets him a part.
Auburn High School will put the football in his hands a ton as the quarterback, and he's bound to make plays with both his legs and his arm.
3. Shaun Dion Hamilton, ILB, Carver High School (2014)
Dion Hamilton, a 4-star inside linebacker, is only a junior, but he already has offers from big-time schools like Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Tennessee and Miami, among others, according to 247sports.
Right now 247sports has Auburn and Clemson on top of his interest list.
Needless to say, there's going to be a lot of attention on the 6'1'', 224-pound inside linebacker from Montgomery, Alabama.
Get to know this kid, as he's going to be one of the bigger names from the class of 2014.
2. Jeremy Johnson, QB, Carver High School
It's very possible that Johnson could be the next great SEC quarterback of the future, so Auburn fans should be feeling pretty excited about the fact that he's verbally committed to play for the Tigers.
Johnson is a 4-star, pro-style quarterback according to 247sports, and they have him ranked as the 14th best pro-style signal-caller in the country for 2013.
He's got incredible size at 6'5'', 215 pounds and possesses a strong, accurate arm and fluid throwing motion. He's also athletic enough to make plays outside of the pocket. You can watch his highlights here.
Johnson will undoubtedly be one of the big playmakers in this game.
1. Reuben Foster, LB, Auburn High School
Reuben Foster is the featured player in this game, and much like the quarterback he'll be playing against, he's committed to playing football for the Auburn Tigers.
He's a 5-star inside linebacker according to Rivals.com, and he's their No. 2 overall recruit in the nation.
For a linebacker, he's got great size coming out of high school at 6'2'', 228 pounds, and he's extremely aggressive. He's a downhill linebacker that hits the gap strong and plays very physical at the point of contact.
Foster is also quick enough to make an impact on the edges, though, so for all intents and purposes, he appears to be the complete inside linebacker prospect. You can check out some recent highlights here.
If you want to watch a future college football star play right now, Foster is the player you'll want to tune in for.