The Top 2014 College Football Commitment for Each BCS School

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IApril 30, 2013

The Top 2014 College Football Commitment for Each BCS School

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    With May arriving and the spring evaluation period having already begun, recruiting for your favorite program should be taking shape. Boards are being assembled, calls are being made and thousands of letters are being mailed on a daily basis, which brings us to the top commitments.

    Instead of focusing on one conference or position, this list includes every BCS program. 

    So kick back, relax and come inside to meet Hoza Scott, Dalvin Cook, Drake Harris, Elijah Hood and rest of the nation's top 2014 commitments.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports ESPNU.

Boston College: Jon Baker, OG

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    Head coach Steve Addazio is an offensive line coach at heart, so now that he's settled in at BC, look for him to build up the offensive front. Baker, who hails from Massachusetts and is 6'3" and 305 pounds, is his top early recruit in 2014.

    Baker is tough in the trenches, fights every opponent to the whistle and could also get a look as a center.

Clemson: Deshaun Watson, QB

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    Watson is the top QB in the country on many boards, and there's not much of an argument. He's 6'3", 200 pounds and has a great right arm, quick feet, instincts and athleticism.

    Watson could challenge Chad Kelly for the right to replace Tajh Boyd as a true freshman in 2014. He has great talent, and Dabo Swinney will hear clamoring from the fans to get Watson on the field quickly. 

Duke: Tinashe Bere, MLB

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    In Bere, David Cutcliffe is getting a 6'1", 215-pound linebacker from Ohio who'll quickly learn the defense. He will insert himself quickly into run alleys, as effort won't be an issue. Bere is one of the most talented LB prospects Cutcliffe has received a commitment from since arriving at Duke. 

Florida State: Kain Daub, LB

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    Daub isn't the most fluid LB in space, but the 6'4", 243-pounder from Florida is big, tough, instinctive and quick. He plays well at the point of attack, doesn't back down when taking on offensive linemen and is a physical wrap-tackler.

    Daub is a bigger version of 2013 FSU signee E.J. Levenberry. The two could form an intimidating run-stopping LB duo in Tallahassee. 

Georgia Tech: Tre Jackson, LB

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    Georgia Tech recruits a little differently than many other programs. The Yellow Jackets are scheme-specific in their approach. As a 5'11", 232-pound LB who squeezes downhill quickly, Jackson is a good fit for their defense.

    His improved coverage skills will allow him to be left on the field on third downs. Jackson has a good work ethic and should fit in well at GT. 

Maryland: William Ulmer, QB

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    Ulmer is from the DMV area and is a 6'1", 190-pound QB with great athleticism, but don't be shocked if he moves to WR, RB or DB.

    Ulmer pilots a no-huddle spread offense and is a major threat as a runner. He has good arm strength, and his decision-making skills are improving. 

Miami: Joseph Yearby, RB

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    The 5'9", 191-pound Yearby flipped to the 'Canes from Florida State earlier this year. He's an elusive, quick and darting scat-back who can also play in the slot.

    Yearby has great athleticism and quick feet to go along with vision and instincts. He should also be able to impact the return game in Coral Gables. 

North Carolina: Caleb Henderson, QB

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    One of the best QBs in the country, Henderson grades out higher than 2013 Tar Heel signee Mitch Trubisky. Henderson is a 6'3", 222-pounder from Virginia with great arm strength, size and accuracy.

    He can elude the rush, reload in the pocket and fire strikes downfield under pressure. Head coach Larry Fedora will definitely enjoy working with this prized QB recruit. 

North Carolina State: Bo Hines, WR

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    The Wolfpack are looking to elevate their recruiting stature, and Hines is a good start. He's a 6'1", 190-pound WR from inside the state and caught 45 passes for 795 yards as a junior.

    He's deceptively speedy and quick in his releases, avoids underneath trash and attacks the ball with his hands. He should quickly ascend the N.C. State depth chart. 

Pittsburgh: Connor Hayes, OG

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    Head coach Paul Chryst made his name as the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, where his rushing offense was annually among the best in the country. So it is no surprise that he went back into the Midwest for Hayes, a rugged OL from Michigan.

    At 6'4", 280 pounds, Hayes will arrive at itt with a lunch pail, ready to work. He's a classic fit for Chryst's offensive front and will be well-coached. 

Syracuse: Naesean Howard, RB

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    Howard is a quick 5'11', 185-pound back from New York who is headed to the 'Cuse. He won't run away from many people, but he has good elusiveness and can work out of tight spaces. Also, Howard has sneaky power. Tacklers will be surprised when he delivers a blow to finish runs. 

Virginia: Quin Blanding, S

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    A talented safety, Blanding could be Mike London's biggest commitment since arriving at Virginia. The total package on and off the field, the 6'2" Blanding weighs 200 pounds and is a breakthrough recruit for the Wahoos.

    With his speed, range, athleticism, ball skills and ability to communicate well on the back end, Blanding should be able to play early for the Cavs. He'll be coached by former great Wahoo DB Anthony Poindexter. 

Virginia Tech: Javon Harrison, S/ATH

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    The 6'3" Harrison, who is from Florida, can play WR, S or OLB. He is a good athlete, has better playing speed than timed speed and his ball skills are solid. Harrison's initial college position likely will be at safety, but don't sleep on him becoming a big WR on the offensive perimeter for Frank Beamer. 

Wake Forest: Cameron Glenn, S

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    Glenn does things on the field that will remind you of a poor man's Leon McQuay III. Glen, who is from Georgia, is a tall safety at 6'2", 185 pounds who can break down in space and make solid tackles.

    He'll lay the wood on a pass-catcher when he can, just to make sure they have second thoughts next time they come into his area. Glenn has good upside. The Demon Deacons may have found a sleeper here. 

Baylor: Davion Hall, WR

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    There is a lot to like about Hall, and the Bears certainly love him. They'll have to keep him committed and fend off other teams, but he's their top pledge thus far.

    Hall is a 6'3", 193-pound specimen who could play WR, RB or S in Waco. He's strong in his releases, speedy in his route running and elusive after the catch. Hall could be the next Terrance Williams. 

Iowa State: Allen Lazard, WR

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    Lazard is one of the more physically impressive WR prospects in this class, as he stands 6'5", 190 pounds. He has a large strike zone, snatches balls with his large hands and can be a menace on fades in the red zone.

    Lazard has good speed and shows subtle separation quickness out of his breaks. He should be able to play early for Paul Rhoads. 

Kansas: Traevohn Wrench, RB

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    Charlie Weis knows offensive talent when he sees it, and Wrench has it. He's a 6'0", 190-pound rock-toter with good speed, solid burst through holes and good power.

    He's been productive during his high school career, scoring 58 touchdowns in the last two seasons. He has good vision and awareness, showing the ability to allow his blocks to develop and then dart past defenders upfield.  

Kansas State: Dalton Risner, C

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    Risner, who is from Colorado, has great snap quickness. He comes off the ball hard and with solid leverage.

    He is a physically tough 6'4", 285-pound OL who is at his best when he's in tight quarters latched onto a defender. Risner is a fighter who needs to clean up his footwork, but he should be a solid lineman for Bill Snyder in a few seasons. 

Oklahoma: Justice Hansen, QB

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    One of the better QB recruits in the nation this year, Hansen has good size at 6'4", 190 pounds, with arm strength and mobility. He can set up quickly after scurrying back to his launch point and reacts well to secondary movements.

    He can throw with accuracy to all levels and is a solid run threat. Hansen has similar skills and traits to Landry Jones coming out of high school, but Hansen is more mobile. 

Oklahoma State: Devon Thomas, RB

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    Thomas has scat-back characteristics, but he flashes power in his running style.

    He's a compact 5'10", 190-pounder who can pick and slide behind the line, then burst through alleys and cause problems for defenses on the second level.

    Thomas should be a prime fit in the spread offense run by Mike Gundy. 

TCU: Zaycoven Henderson, DT

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    Gary Patterson likes versatility on defense, and Henderson, who is 6'2'', 285 pounds, can play DE and DT. He's at his best when he's on the move and does well with gap penetration.

    Henderson can play with a flat back in the trenches, has good strength and pursues the football quickly in tight space. Horned Frog fans can expect to see him on the edges and inside the defensive front in Ft. Worth. 

Texas: Jerrod Heard, QB

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    Heard is coming along nicely in his development as he gets more comfortable and confident at the QB position. He has a 6'2", 193-pound frame, with good arm talent and athleticism.

    Heard can complete high percentage throws quickly and has developed more patience to let things develop downfield. His arm is a threat to a secondary, and his running skills pose problems for a front seven.

    Heard is more refined at this stage than 2013 recruit Tyrone Swoopes. 

Texas Tech: Patrick Mahomes, QB

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    Where have you heard this before:

    Undersized 3-star QB from Texas with great athleticism, creativity, accuracy and scrambling ability?

    We're not saying Mahomes is the next Johnny Manziel, but there are many similarities between the two coming out of high school. Kliff Kingsbury will coach up Mahomes, and he should be able to put up some big numbers in Lubbock. 

West Virginia: Ricky Rogers, WR

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    Rogers is the type of WR that CBs hate to go up against because he's a bully. He welcomes press coverage because the 6'2", 195-pounder is so physical and strong.

    He can "big boy" release off the line, has solid speed and out-muscles cover men for balls. Undercutting him is tough in tight spaces, and he can elevate and high-point throws.

Cincinnati: Franklin Labady, RB

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    Labady is not physically imposing, and defenses may even chuckle when they see him warming up on the field. He's just 5'7", 165 pounds, and there have certainly been bigger backs.

    However, Labady is explosive, sudden and dangerous with the ball. He hides behind his offensive line, picks his alleys and flies through them in the blink of an eye. The Bearcats could be getting their version of Trey Williams. 

Connecticut: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Huskies do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Houston: Xavier Jones, DE

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    The Cougars are a program that could be a sleeping giant. Houston is a great city for talent in a state legendary for producing it. 

    So far this year, the Cougars have just one commitment, and it is from the 6'3", 200-pound Jones. He's undersized for a DE but has solid quickness and athleticism. 

Louisville: Reggie Bonnafon, QB

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    Bonnafon has been playing WR the past few seasons for Kentucky powerhouse Trinity High School. If that sounds familiar, Cardinals fans, it's because James Quick went there.

    Bonnafon, who is 6'1", 175 pounds, is a great athlete. There's arm talent to be worked with as a QB, but he could become a better WR for Charlie Strong.

Memphis: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Tigers do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Rutgers: Sidney Gopre, OLB

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    Kyle Flood just lost Khaseem Greene to the Chicago Bears, but he may have picked up the next great OLB for Rutgers in Gopre. He's a classic chase guy at 6'1", 210 pounds. He runs well and can cover RBs and TEs in the passing game.

    Gopre had 132 tackles as a junior and can be productive in space. He'll add bulk in Piscataway and should become a defensive leader as an upperclassman. 

SMU: Darrell Colbert, QB

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    Colbert is a 5'11", 180-pound dual-threat QB who can get the job done with leadership and athleticism. He has above-adequate arm strength, rallies the troops well and can put pressure on a defense with his legs.

    June Jones will enjoy having a running threat to lead his high octane passing offense at SMU. Colbert could also play RB, WR or CB. 

South Florida: Jarvis Stewart, RB

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    The 5'11", 190-pound Stewart hails from the Sunshine State and is an athletic back with good elusiveness. He has strength and power in his game and hits the hole hard.

    Stewart will be more than 200 pounds by the end of his freshman season in Tampa, but should still be able to keep his quick feet and wiggle ability. 

Temple: Connor Morehart, OL/DL

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    Matt Rhule runs Temple these days, and it's no surprise his top commitment is a trench player, as Rhule loves controlling the line of scrimmage. Morehart is from the Keystone State and stands 6'4", 265 pounds. He's a high effort and energy player who could fit in as an OG, C or DT in Philly. 

UCF: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Knights do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Illinois: Nick Allegretti, C

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    Algretti is a good center prospect for the Illini, as he is 6'3", 290 pounds and recognizes fronts quickly. He can make calls, adjust protections and has good position quickness in the trenches.

    He's a heady player who likes to get engaged quickly at the point of attack. 

Indiana: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Hoosiers do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Iowa: Ross Pierschbacher, OG

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    Pierschbacher, who is from Iowa and is 6'5", 270 pounds,  is the top OG prospect in the nation for 2014.

    He has good athleticism and can pull and trap well. Pierschbacher has easy movement skills out of his stance, adjusts quickly to targets and has some mirror ability in short space as a pass protector. Kirk Ferentz will love him. 

Michigan: Drake Harris, WR

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    The 6'4", 180-pound Harris may not win many sprints at track meets, but his length and ball skills are top-notch. He has soft hands, can high point balls and shows deceptive separation quickness.

    Harris is Brady Hoke's first major WR commitment in his tenure as Michigan's head coach. 2013 QB commitment Shane Morris should develop a nice rapport with Harris. 

Michigan State: Byron Bullough, S/OLB

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    Bullough is listed at safety now, but at 6'1" and more than 200 pounds, he is on track to move to LB in college. He plays like his hair is one fire and finds the football quickly with good eye speed.

    Bullough has strong hands that allow him to take on blockers in the box. He's tough, physical and plays with a high amount of energy. If he doesn't doesn't stick at SS/rover, Bullough will make a fine full-time OLB. 

Minnesota: Jeffrey Jones, RB

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    Jones is Jerry Kill's biggest recruit at Minnesota to date, and the offensive-minded coach has to be excited to have him in the fold. Jones is a 6'0", 190-pound RB prospect with a solid blend of speed and power.

    He has the ability to play early for the Gophers and quickly ascend to a key role. Minnesota scored itself a good player with Jones' commitment. 

Nebraska: Luke Gifford, S

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    Gifford will not have to travel too far to play for Big Red, as he is from Lincoln. The 6'3", 195-pounder will play QB for his high school team this year, however safety or wide receiver appears his more likely destination with the Huskers.

    Gifford has good athleticism on the back end, comes up to support the run quickly and has the ability to play with range in the passing game. It will be interesting to see where exactly Gifford plays for Nebraska. 

Northwestern: Jordan Thomas, S

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    Thomas can play both safety and cornerback, especially for a Cover 2 style defense. He's got good size at 6'0", 175 pounds and can push a receiver into the boundary on the perimeter.

    From Texas, Thomas will also give Pat Fitzgerald a DB with good ball awareness. He looks to get his hands on the football and can drive hard to undercut a route. 

Ohio State: Damon Webb, CB

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    At this point, Webb is more of an athlete than he is a pure cover corner. He stands 6'0" and weighs 175 pounds along with showing very few athletic flaws.

    Webb is from Michigan powerhouse Cass Technical and has a high ceiling. Once he is coached up and seasoned, he could develop into a good press-corner or even a free safety. 

Penn State: De'Andre Thompkins, WR/ATH

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    Bill O'Brien made a big splash with Thompkins' commitment as the 5'10", 167-pounder will add much speed and quickness to the roster in Happy Valley. Thompkins is from North Carolina and currently plays RB for his high school team.

    He ran for more than 1,300 yards last season, yet Penn State is set to move him out to WR. Thompkins projects as a multi-purpose offensive player in the mold of Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin and Stefon Diggs.

Purdue: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Boilermakers do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Wisconsin: Craig Evans, DT

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    Gary Andersen's biggest commitment at this time is Evans, a 6'3", 305-pound DT/NT prospect. Evans can play over the head of the center or in the A-gaps.

    He shows good snap quickness, strength at the point of attack and the ability to anchor down and make a mess against the run. Evans isn't likely to get many sacks, but he can create a good interior push to squeeze the pocket. 

Notre Dame: Elijah Hood, RB

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    The Irish have landed another talented RB recruit, this time from the state of North Carolina, who goes by the name of Elijah Hood. 

    At 6'0" and 220 pounds, Hood runs like a tank and has good build-up speed in the open field. He's a bully with the ball in his hands and rarely tackled by a single defender. He will form a dangerous trio with 2013 commitments Greg Bryant and Tarean Folston one day. 

Arizona: Cameron Denson, WR/CB

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    Arizona is an underrated state for talent, and Denson is one of the best players in the state this year. He's a 6'1', 175-pound perimeter player who does his damage as a WR and CB.

    On offense, Denson has good release quickness and soft hands as a receiver. He flashes some RAC skills and will be a good fit in Rich Rodriguez's offense.

    Denson can also use his long arms to press and break up routes at the line of scrimmage from the CB position. Developing into a safety is not out of the question. 

Arizona State: Jaleel Wadood, DB

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    Wadood is a versatile DB due to him being able to play both safety and cornerback. He is 5'11", 160 pounds and plays in Southern California right now.

    Wadood has natural cover skills, is a competitive guy and can mirror receivers in tight spaces. He has a good feel for recognizing routes and plays with range in zone coverage. 

California: Koa Farmer, S

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    Farmer is from Southern California and committed to the Bears as a junior. The 6'1", 195-pound safety can be an enforcer in the box and cover in the slot.

    Farmer is a physical player who loves to hit and tackle with force. His athleticism also allows him to patrol and roam on the back end as a single-high safety. 

Colorado: No Commitments at This Time

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    The Buffaloes do not have a 2014 college football recruit committed to them at this time. 

Oregon: Tyrell Crosby, OG

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    Crosby is an OG prospect from Las Vegas who packs an explosive punch. The 6'5", 290-pounder can give a jolt to a target and use his heavy hands and upper-body strength to steer defenders in run game.

    Crosby is on pace to develop into a phone booth mauler as a guard and will work best as a short-setting pass protector. Look to see him at RG soon for the Ducks. 

Oregon State: Nick Mitchell, QB

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    Mitchell is a 6'2", 175-pound field general from Washington whose game is predicated on rhythm, timing, touch, accuracy and anticipation. He is not going to rifle throws downfield with velocity, but he'll fit them in tight windows.

    He's the kind of QB who would fit well in a Mike Martz scheme. Mitchell can throw receivers open and doesn't turn the football over often. 

Stanford: Brandon Simmons, S

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    This safety out of Texas is headed to play on The Farm and will give the Cardinal program another talented back-end defender. Simmons is 6'0", 175 pounds and can run, cover and hit.

    He plays with good instincts and route recognition skills versus the pass and will make a play for the ball if he can. Simmons also is not shy against the run, as he fills alleys quickly from the third level and can make big hits. 

UCLA: Barry Ware, WR

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    Ware is a big WR at 6'3", 205 pounds who has great concentration and ball skills. He's strong in his release with deceptive speed to get deep. 

    He may not be a consistent burner in Westwood, but Ware will catch everything thrown his way. He's assertive in crowds when the ball's in flight, athletic in his route running and has natural receiving skills.

USC: Tashon Smallwood, DT

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    One of Fresno's finest out of California, Smallwood is a 6'1", 285-pound DT headed to USC. He has the makings of a good gap-penetrating player due to his quickness and pass-rushing ability.

    Smallwood shows solid strength and some anchor ability against the run, but he's at his best when attacking upfield. USC fans will be reminded of Mike Patterson when Smallwood plays in the Coliseum. 

Utah: Jackson Barton, OT

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    Barton is from Salt Lake City and is a 6'7", 275-pound OT prospect who can play on the right or left side. He has adequate footwork to kick, slide and mirror as a pass-protector, along with solid anchor strength.

    As a run-blocker, Barton comes off the ball quickly and has some finishing ability. Utah is lucky to have him committed because other programs are going to come after Barton hard towards the end of this cycle. 

Washington: Rahshead Johnson, WR

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    The 5'11", 175-pound Johnson is a speedy WR prospect who can be very sudden in his releases off the line. Johnson dares corners to press him and quickly detaches from them at junction points.  If given a crease, he's gone.

    Johnson has good RAC skills but does most of his damage catching deep passes. He's competitive and has a confident on-field demeanor. 

Washington State: Marcus Griffin, DT

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    Mike Leach is known for his offensive prowess, yet his top commitment is Griffin, a 6'3", 280-pound DT from Washington. Griffin is a strong player who can get on the move in a hurry, attack half a man and shoot upfield.

    Griffin has good upside, and fans of the Cougars will come to quickly love this guy. The more reps he receives, the better he becomes. 

Alabama: Bo Scarbrough, RB

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    Scarbrough is the top Tide commitment to date, and one of the best RBs in the country. He has terrific size at 6'2', 222 pounds and can also play WR.

    Scarbrough is great in a straight line, runs with good power and can be a load to tackle. He brings back memories of Whitney Lewis due to his size and ability to play RB and WR.

Arkansas: Rafe Peavey, QB

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    Peavey is from the Show Me State, yet will head to Arkansas to play college ball. He's a 6'2', 200-pound QB with good mechanics and footwork in his drops.

    Peavey has excellent accuracy and ball placement skills for a high school QB. He could get an invite to Elite 11 Finals and would be one of the top candidates to win the accuracy competition there. 

Auburn: Joshua Casher, OG

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    Casher plays OT right now, but the 6'1", 297-pounder is an interior OL prospect if there ever was one. He will fit in well with the Tigers as his agility, quickness and athleticism are a perfect match for Gus Malzahn's offense.

    Casher can be productive downfield in the running game, has the athletic ability to break down and hit targets in space and sustains blocks well. Don't be surprised if he gets a look as a center. 

Florida: Dalvin Cook, RB

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    Cook is one of the elite RB recruits in the country and shares a backfield with Joseph Yearby, who's committed to Miami. 

    Cook is 5'11", 197 pounds and a very smooth runner. He shows great instincts, vision and elusiveness more times than not. One day, the Gators will have a RB tandem of Kelvin Taylor and Cook, which is pretty scary. 

Georgia: Sony Michel, RB

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    "Gurshall" will still be in Athens when Michel arrives in 2014, but Sony is so good that he could take away some carries from the incumbents.

    Michel is a top 10 player on the 2014 board regardless of position and has special abilities. He is 5'11", 205 pounds and possesses good speed, strength, instincts, hands and change of direction skills.

    UGA scored one of the best RBs in recent memory in Michel. 

Kentucky: Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR

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    All five of Kentucky's current commitments for 2014 are from Ohio, and Snodgrass is the top guy in the group. He is a 6'2", 175-pound WR prospect who can run extremely fast.

    Snodgrass needs to work on his route-running and ball-catching skills, but he can blow by corners on the perimeter. He'll stretch the field in the SEC, and we all know that's saying something due to the speed of defenses in the conference. 

LSU: Edward Paris, DB

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    Paris is big DB at 6'1", 190 pounds who can play both CB and S. He presses well in man coverage, gets hip-to-hip on receivers and can carry them downfield with speed.

    Paris could also develop into a free safety at LSU because he plays with good range, ball skills and can hit well. His versatility will help Les Miles' defense become even faster and more athletic in the secondary. 

Ole Miss: Andy Bauer, OT

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    Bauer is a 6'6", 304-pound OL prospect who fits best as a RT. He is a gifted run-blocker who uses his imposing frame to his advantage at all times.

    With his size and strength, Bauer can anchor and re-anchor versus power-rushers. He is not afraid to bury a guy deep in the pocket and can be a little nasty at times. Bauer will dig out defenders in the running game and opens up many holes. 

Mississippi State: Nikia Cathey, WR

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    The 5'9", 170-pound Cathey is a classic slot WR prospect due to his size and quickness. He's not a big WR who can work on the perimeter full-time, but rather a player with great quickness suited for the middle of the field.

    He can be used on 2-way go/option routes and will be terrific after the catch in Starkville. Cathey will command nickel corners to be on him because he's too quick for linebackers and safeties. 

Missouri: Kendall Blanton, TE

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    Blanton comes from an NFL pedigree as his father, Jerry, played for Chiefs. Kendall is a 6'7", 225-pound TE who can go up and get the football due to his size, length and leaping ability.

    He shows good release quickness and can also flex out and run fade routes in the red zone. Gary Pinkel likes using TEs in the passing game and Blanton should be able to put up solid numbers for the Tigers. 

South Carolina: Bryson Allen-Williams, OLB

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    An undersized DE at heart, Allen-Williams is making the transition to OLB to prepare himself for college ball. He's 6'2", 220 pounds and has great athleticism in space.

    Allen-Williams has the ability to buzz into coverage and shows good ball awareness. He can cover RBs and TEs, but he's best at crashing off the edges on passing downs. 

Tennessee: Jalen Hurd, RB

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    Hurd ran for more than 3,000 yards and 40 TDs as a junior, lighting up Tennessee high school competition. He's 6'3", 225 pounds, can attack downhill from his stance and fire through alleys with quickness.

    Hurd has good elusiveness on the second level and can wiggle his way out of jams. He also has good hands and can be an asset in the passing game. 

Texas A&M: Hoza Scott, OLB

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    Scott is from Texas and projects as a 3-down defender at A&M due to the 6'3", 225-pounder's speed and athleticism. He is a run-and-chase OLB who can sift through traffic, beat OLs with quickness and meet up with ball-carriers with tremendous force.

    Scott has the needed movement skills to be a factor in coverage, yet he has better pass-rushing skills. He shows bending ability on the edge and good finishing quickness on the passer.

    Scott will play early for Kevin Sumlin. 

Vanderbilt: KJ Carta-Samuels, QB

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    The 6'4", 207-pound Carta-Samuels can be a gunslinger at times, and with the arm strength he possesses, that's just fine. He can power throws to the second and third levels of a defense, as well attack outside the numbers from the pocket.

    Carta-Samuels has the kind of size and arm talent that leaves an impression on everyone who watches him play. James Franklin will welcome him with open arms to Nashville.

    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 and Cleveland Browns.