5-Star DE Carl Lawson and More Stellar Recruits to Watch on ESPN Friday Night

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIOctober 24, 2012

5-Star DE Carl Lawson and More Stellar Recruits to Watch on ESPN Friday Night

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    Current Auburn 5-star defensive end commit Carl Lawson will be featured on this Friday's Geico ESPN High School Showcase. He's one of many recruiting names that you'll be able to watch in this game.

    This week features a matchup of two Georgia schools that are packed with talent, with Milton High School taking on Walton High School at 9 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

    If you're a fan of college football recruiting, this game can easily be considered a must-see.

    Here are the recruits you'll want to tune in to see on Friday night.

Honorable Mentions

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    Here are a few notable recruits, outside of my top five, who will be featured in this matchup.

    Jake Boynton, 3-star OT, Walton (Kentucky commit)

    Cory Helms, 3-star C, Milton (Wake Forest commit)

    Josh Harris, 3-star OG, Milton (Wake Forest commit)

    Eason Fromayan, 3-star OT, Milton (TCU commit)

5. Parker McLeod, 3-Star QB, Walton

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    Parker McLeod is only a 3-star quarterback recruit, but he's committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide, which makes him a very interesting recruit to watch in this game.

    He's one of two quarterbacks committed to Alabama, the other being 4-star quarterback Cooper Bateman. Who knows how the chips will fall in regards to his future at the college football level?

    What matters is that Nick Saban thinks McLeod is good enough to be on his squad, and that's more than good enough for me.

4. Peyton Barber, 4-Star RB, Milton

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    Peyton Barber is a 4-star running back recruit, according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, who's committed to the Ole Miss Rebels.

    He's a big, compact back at 5'10'' and 210 pounds. According to ESPN, he runs a 4.71 40-yard dash.

    Barber gained offers from notable programs such as Alabama, Auburn and Clemson, but it appears as if Ole Miss will be getting the services of this running back come next season.

3. Brandon Kublanow, 4-Star C, Walton

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    Brandon Kublanow is 6'3'' and 289 pounds, which is an incredible size for a center coming out of high school.

    The 4-star center is going to be a big name to watch in this game, especially if you're from the state of Georgia, as he's currently committed to play for the Bulldogs.

    He turned down offers from Auburn, Florida and USC among other notable programs. Rivals.com lists his commitment status as a "solid verbal".

2. Tyren Jones, 4-Star RB, Walton

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    Tyren Jones is a 4-star running back. He is one of the more notable names in the 2013 class, particularly because Rivals.com only considers him to be a "soft commit" to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    What makes Jones' situation so interesting is that Alabama has two other running back commits for 2013 in 4-star Altee Tenpenny and 5-star back Derrick Henry as well. That's not to mention a current depth chart that's already stacked at the running back position.

    No matter the status of his commitment, there's no doubt he'll be a featured player in this game and is sure to make plays.

1. Carl Lawson, 5-Star WDE, Milton

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    Defensive end Carl Lawson is committed to the Auburn Tigers. If everything stays as is, the 5-star recruit will be part of an extremely talented defensive front seven, which will feature 5-star linebacker Reuben Foster and 5-star defensive end Dee Liner.

    There's no doubt that Lawson will be a huge part of Auburn's 2013 class. There's no doubt of the role he'll play in this Friday night matchup, either.

    He checks in at 6'2'', 253 pounds and runs a 4.7 40-yard dash, according to Rivals.com. He has great speed for his size.

    He's a dominant defensive player, and is considered the No. 1 weakside defensive end in the country by Rivals.com. He's going to be a force in this game.

    You might as well get used to watching Lawson play, as you'll certainly see him a lot on Saturdays in the near future.

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