College Football Recruiting 2013: The Most Dynamic Playmakers Still Uncommitted
Being a dynamic recruit means that you are a difference-maker. You make plays when they need to be made and make those plays in the clutch. You have the skill set and talent to take over football games and simply do things that others on the field just can not do.
Not all players are dynamic, but each recruiting cycle brings us a handful that are. Some recruits who I have deemed dynamic have already made their decisions and commitments.
Yet there are several uncommitted dynamic recruits left for grabs, and this list will focus on those recruits. Some on inside and see who the top dynamic uncommitted recruits are right now.
12. Mackensie Alexander, CB
Alexander plays the CB position like a CB should: with great confidence and short memory. He's a 5''11", 175-pound CB from Florida that has great athletic ability, quickness, deceptive strength and speed.
His lack of interest in releasing recruiting information is well-documented. Yet I believe schools like Notre Dame, Nebraska, Clemson, Boise State and Florida State could be heavy in the mix.
11. Max Redield, S
There's a reason that USC really is stinging about Redfield's de-commitment, and it's because he's a good football player. The 6'2", 190-pound baller is a great athlete that can play FS and WR.
Redfield has a great length, speed, athleticism and fabulous ball skills. I think Notre Dame is the school to beat, and USC, Washington and Oregon are trailing the Golden Domers.
10. Laquon Treadwell, WR
The Illinois native is a 6'2", 195-pound receiver with a great all around skill set. Treadwell looks long on the hoof and also has excellent deep speed.
He releases well, has good avoid ability in his underneath routes and his strike zone is very large. Treadwell also shows good strength and sustain ability as a blocker.
Right now, I still like Michigan's chances but would caution Big Blue about Ole Miss, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
9. Priest Willis, CB
Willis is a very dynamic player at 6'2", 200 pounds. You'd think with that size he'd be a safety or OLB, but this guy is a cornerback right now.
Willis has quick feet and can bottle up slot receivers with his imposing size, short area quickness and mirror ability. I do think he will become a safety in college, but he likely will try to stay on the perimeter for as long as he can.
Notre Dame, LSU, Nebraska, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona and Virginia are some schools that I think have a shot.
8. Robert Foster, WR
Foster is just so explosive and sudden that he couldn't be more dynamic if he tried. The 6'2", 190-pound receiver is one of the top pure playmakers in the country.
Foster has excellent release quickness, smooth athleticism in his route running and shows good separation quickness. He has great RAC skills, which also come in handy as a return man.
This is a Pitt vs. Alabama standoff if you ask me.
7. Vonn Bell, S
Bell stands 6'0", 190 pounds and plays in Georgia. He's originally from Tennessee and is a Southern man at heart.
Per his film study, I see a safety that plays with great speed and natural ball skills. Bell isn't shy about jumping passing lanes, and his terrific transition quickness and burst help him get there.
He also can squeeze the line of scrimmage and enforce vs. the run. Ohio State, Tennessee and Alabama are the consensus final three.
6. Alvin Kamara, RB
Kamara is a RB with not many weaknesses as the 5'10", 195-pounder can do just about everything from the RB position.
He has the speed, quickness and elusiveness to reel off big runs, good strength to break tackles and the hands to catch balls out of the backfield.
Kamara also has good toughness and leg strength to anchor as a pass protector when picking up the blitz too. I think he's looking hardest at Georgia and Alabama.
5. Antonio Conner, S
Conner is a 6'1", 200-pound safety that can do an array of things for his team. He's a quick-twitch type of athlete that can explode from one point of the field and get to the other point in a flash to make a play.
He shows great ball skills and is very tough against the run. Conner has good instincts and can quickly read a play, decide what needs to be don combat it and stop it.
Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State and LSU are the core four.
4. Matthew Thomas, OLB
Thomas is a 6'3", 210-pound OLB with terrific range, speed, instincts, athleticism and pass-rushing ability. He can play WLB or SLB in a 4-3 or even Jack OLB n a 3-4 scheme.
Thomas is one of the top overall defensive players in America this year. Florida State, Alabama and Miami are the three I have my eye on in his recruitment.
3. Montravius Adams, DT
Adams has pushed his weight up into the 300-pound range while still standing about 6'3". He possesses good snap quickness, raw strength, short area pursuit quickness and athleticism.
He is from Georgia and could be a special DT in a 40-front defense. Adams has the ability to take over games from the interior defensive line.
Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Georgia would be the main four schools I'd advise you to watch out for in this one.
2. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/TE
Seals-Jones is big 6'5", 230-pound pass-catcher who does everything for his high school team. He plays QB and WR on offense and has been seen at safety too.
He is a very good athlete with good ball skills, length, leaping ability, buildup speed and good strength. He'll probably start off as a WR in college, but TE may be his long-term position.
Texas A&M and LSU are his final two schools.
1. Robert Nkemdiche, DE
Well, it finally happened folks. After months of rumors and speculation, Nkemdiche finally de-committed from Clemson and is back on the market.
The 6'5", 270-pound DE is a beast on the field. Nkemdiche plays with great power, quickness, athleticism, strength, toughness, speed and competitiveness.
My feeling is that Ole Miss will land him, but Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Florida will stay in the hunt.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He 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 (formerly 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.