College Football Recruiting 2013: Predictions for Top 7 Uncommitted Recruits
There are still several high-profile recruits in this year's 2013 recruiting class who have yet to make their decisions. They are still going through the process, taking trips and mulling their options. Of course, much speculation is surrounding them as to what they are thinking and where they are leaning.
Well, I'm here to make some predictions concerning the top seven of those uncommitted recruits.
Some predictions you may absolutely agree with, some you may not and some you just downright may think are crazy. Nevertheless, here they are for your enjoyment.
7. Robert Foster, WR
Foster's recruitment has been pretty interesting to watch unfold. As it sits right now, I believe this is a two-horse race between in-state favorite Pitt and national juggernaut Alabama.
The 6'2", 190-pound WR strikes me as a type that likes to stay close to home, but 'Bama has a chance because Foster may feel it's time he spread his wings. This is a tough choice, but I believe he stays home.
6. Antonio Conner, S
A dynamic safety prospect, Conner is a 6'1" athlete that weighs just over 200 pounds. He shows good speed, range, ball-hawking ability and is a good open field tackler.
Conner is going to play in the SEC, I think we all know that. Whether that's at Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU or Mississippi State is the real question. I think I'm going to stick with my original and constant prediction with this one.
Prediction: Ole Miss
5. Montravius Adams, DT
Adams is a very talented DT prospect that has a ton of raw ability. He's 6'3", 310 pounds and has great snap quickness, strength and playmaking ability.
Auburn could have been my pick if Gene Chizik were still around, but obviously he's not. The schools I'd watch out for in this race are Georgia, Alabama, Florida, LSU, USC, Clemson and Auburn.
4. Matthew Thomas, OLB
Thomas has a chance to be a special defensive player in college. At 6'3" and 210 pounds, he can play in various schemes and do an array of things such as chase, blitz, cover and rush the passer.
On the recruiting front, Thomas has an interesting dilemma. He can stay home and play for Miami (probably starting as a true freshman), head up to join a talented FSU defense or prepare for the NFL at Alabama.
This is a tough call for Thomas to make.
Prediction: Florida State
3. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/TE
At 6'5", and about 230 pounds, Seals-Jones has excellent size. He towers over his opponents and displays solid speed, good strength, ball skills, catch-in-crowd ability and easily wins 50-50 balls.
We all know this is a Texas A&M vs. LSU race and each school presents a very strong case for Seals-Jones. He could be a Texas hero for the Aggies and put up great numbers in their offense, or head to LSU and be a No. 1 receiving option early in his career.
Prediction: Texas A&M
2. Laremy Tunsil, OT
Tunsil's recruitment is pretty much down to the core four that we know to be Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Florida State.
The 6'6", 295-pound OT has LT athleticism, knee bend, agility and potential. He's like an OLB with movement skills. The Dawgs and Tide probably are the favorites and will be the final two in the race.
1. Robert Nkemdiche, DE
Personally, I think it's going to be either Alabama or Ole Miss for Nkemdiche. The big DE prospect stands 6'5" and weighs between 270 and 280 pounds, plays like a monster and has big-time power.
The Rebels of Oxford currently house his brother Denzel and it's widely known that Nkemdiche's family would love to see the two reunited. 'Bama has a good chance because, well their 'Bama and we all know what they do on the recruiting trail.
In the end, I think Nkemdiche will choose to play with his brother.
Prediction: Ole Miss
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.