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Top Upcoming Visits for Every Uncommitted 2014 5-Star Recruit

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IOctober 15, 2013

Top Upcoming Visits for Every Uncommitted 2014 5-Star Recruit

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    The regular season is moving along, which means many recruits are taking their visits. The 2014 recruiting class has a ton of great prospects, but the 5-star recruits command most of the attention.

    Visits are important, and many 5-star prospects have crucial trips scheduled in the upcoming weeks. The nation's top uncommitted prospect could visit a few schools that will surprise many people.

    A defensive end is making a visit to a favorite this weekend, and could make his decision soon. A linebacker has a huge visit scheduled for this weekend, and several 5-star defensive backs will be making the rounds.

    NOTE: Recruits on this list are 5-star prospects via 247Sports' composite rankings.

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

Clifton Garrett, LB

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    Hailing from Illinois, Clifton Garrett is a 5-star linebacker who could be physically ready to make an immediate contribution as a true freshman.

    At 6'2" and nearly 230 pounds, Garrett has excellent strength to strike opposing players at the point of attack. He is a wanted man on the trail, and aspires to play in the SEC, per 247Sports. Garrett is scheduled to visit Ole Miss this weekend, and will be at LSU on Nov. 23, via Beth Long of Scout.com (subscription required).

Laurence Jones, S

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    At 6'2" and 214 pounds, Laurence Jones is a big 5-star safety who has great athleticism. He moves around well in the secondary, is quick out of his backpedal and has excellent ball skills.

    The Louisiana native has many offers, but it would be shocking if he signed with any program not named LSU or Alabama. He will take a visit to 'Bama on Nov. 9, ironically when the Crimson Tide play LSU, according to Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required)

    Jones will announce his decision on Nov. 15, according to 247Sports

Damien Mama, OG

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    Damien Mama is a 5-star offensive lineman who likely will play guard at the next level. He is 6'4", 370 pounds and he has terrific strength at the point of attack.

    Mama, who is from Southern California, has nimble feet for a big man. He slides well in short-areas, flashes a powerful punch and has the ability to sustain and finish blocks. 

    He has several visits planned in the upcoming months, as he will be at Notre Dame this weekend. Alabama will see him in early November, and BYU will host the talented blocker in January, per Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required).

Joe Mixon, RB

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    Dangerous with the ball in his hands, Joe Mixon has a chance to become great running back in college. The 6'2", 195-pounder has fantastic straight-line speed, runs with good strength and has solid vision.

    At this point, Mixon may be the most well-traveled 5-star prospect in the country. He has already taken visits to Cal, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Washington, plus he is now deciding whether to officially visit UCLA or Arizona State, according to Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required).

    Keep an eye on Cal, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. 

Jamal Adams, S

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    Among the most talented football players in the country, 5-star safety Jamal Adams has advanced ability. He displays rare explosiveness, speed and athleticism in the secondary.

    Adams, who is 6'0" and 199 pounds, also possesses great instincts, awareness and vision. He has already been to Texas A&M, Florida and Ole Miss, via Scout.com. Adams' upcoming visits will be to Ohio State on Oct. 26, and then to Texas on Nov. 16, per Scout.com

    Anything could happen, but it would be surprising if this race did not come down to Texas versus Florida. 

Speedy Noil, ATH

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    Speedy Noil lives up to his name by routinely running by defenders with the football in his hands. He has great savvy in the open field, a noticeable burst and makes a ton of plays.

    Noil, a 5'10.5", 176-pound 5-star New Orleans native, can play receiver, running back, quarterback in wildcat formations and return man on special teams. He has already visited Texas A&M, and will take a trip to Florida on Nov. 9, says Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required).

    LSU and USC are two other schools who may receive visits. 

Gerald Willis, DL

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    A 5-star defensive lineman, Gerald Willis will likely play defensive tackle in college. He has good quickness at the snap, can shoot through gaps and has great short-area explosiveness to pursue the ball.

    Willis is 6'3", weighs 275 pounds and he plays in New Orleans. He visited Texas A&M in September, and will take a trip to Florida in November, according to Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required). Willis also may take an official visit to in-state LSU, and head west to USC before settling on a decision.

    An announcement could come as early as January, at the Under Armour All-America Game.

     

Jalen Tabor, CB

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    Big, tall, long and physical press-corners are always in demand, which is why Jalen Tabor is a coveted prospect. The 5-star cornerback is from Washington D.C., and he is 6'1" and 182 pounds.

    Tabor has been more focused on winning games for Friendship Academy than the recruiting circuit. However, he told Brian Dohn of Scout.com (subscription required) in September that he plans to take visits to Maryland, Florida and Alabama.

    Vanderbilt also could get a chance to host Tabor, who is expected to announce a decision at the Under Armour All-American Game in January, per Dohn's report

Solomon Thomas, DE

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    Solomon Thomas is a 5-star defensive end who has the strength and power to be dominant versus running plays. He is 6'3", weighs 256 pounds and he could grow into a defensive tackle at the next level.

    Thomas, a Texas native, is a tough recruit to track. He has played things close to the vest, but did make his third unofficial visit to Stanford a few weeks ago, via Damon Sayles of ESPN.com (subscription required). Thomas also attended the Oklahoma vs. Texas game last weekend.

    He is in the process of deciding which five schools will get official visits, and will wait likely until the conclusion of his senior season at Coppell High School.

Myles Garrett, DE

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    Myles Garrett has been a productive player to this point in his career, but the 5-star prospect also has a high ceiling. At 6'4" and 240 pounds, Garrett has great quickness, athleticism and strength to become a tremendous collegiate defensive end.

    He is scheduled to visit Alabama on Nov. 8, via 247Sports. However, Garrett will be at the Auburn vs. Texas A&M game this weekend, and is expected to announce his decision on Saturday, per Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com (subscription required).

    Garrett likely will be an Aggie by the end of this weekend. 

Damian Prince, OT

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    At 6'6" and 300 pounds, Damian Prince is a 5-star offensive tackle who hails from Maryland. He has quick feet to shadow rushers, plays with good balance and can reach linebackers on the second level on running plays.

    Prince has the potential to play left tackle, which is a premium position. Prince has several prominent programs knocking on his door, but likely will not schedule any visits until after his senior season, per Rachel Klein of Scout.com (subscription required).

    Look for schools like Maryland, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State to get a chance to host Prince.  

Malachi Dupre, WR

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    Aside from a lack of production, 5-star receiver Malachi Dupre has everything he needs to become a No. 1 receiver in college. He is 6'2.5", weighs 187 pounds, has great hands and shows solid speed when running routes.

    Dupre also has the potential to become an excellent blocker on the perimeter. The Louisiana native has LSU, UCLA, Alabama and Florida State as his top schools, via Jamie Newberg of Scout.com (subscription required).

    Due to a policy at Dupre's John Curtis High School, he can not make official visits during the season. However, Dupre has made unofficial visits to LSU and UCLA, according to Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required). Look for LSU to land him. 

John Smith, ATH

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    John Smith is a 5-star athlete who has terrific skills as a receiver and safety. The 6'1", 200-pounder is from Southern California, has great athleticism and is one of the most explosive players out West.

    Smith has great agility, plays with deceptive strength and has solid instincts on the field. He visited Ohio State in September, and will be at Notre Dame this weekend, Oregon on Oct. 25, Alabama on Nov. 8 and Michigan on Nov. 30, per 247Sports.

    USC and UCLA likely will get extensive looks, based on a report by Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required).

Raekwon McMillan, LB

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    At 6'2" and 242 pounds, Raekwon McMillan is a hard-hitting 5-star linebacker from Georgia. He has great instincts, anticipation and plays big at the point of attack.

    McMillan can explode downhill to fill alleys, strikes blockers with power to shed and makes running backs feel his presence.

    He has already officially visited Georgia in September, and will take a trip to Clemson this weekend, Ohio State on Oct. 26, Alabama on Nov. 8 and will be at Florida on Nov. 29, says Scout.com

Tony Brown, CB

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    A 5-star cornerback, Tony Brown can play press-man, off-man and zone coverage. He is 6'0", 188 pounds and he has excellent speed, athleticism and short-area quickness.

    The Texas native took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M in September, says 247Sports. However, in a recent article by Damon Sayles of ESPN.com (subscription required), Stanford, Texas, LSU and Texas A&M are mentioned, among several other possible visits. 

    Stay tuned as Brown's recruitment unfolds through February. 

Lorenzo Carter, DE

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    Lorenzo Carter is a 6'5", 232-pound defensive end with a quick first-step, good speed and solid strength on the edges. He will fill out his frame in college, and has the athleticism to also play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

    Carter visited Florida officially on Sept. 21, per 247Sports. Georgia and Alabama will likely get official visits after the season, according to Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required). Carter also is expected to be at Alabama when it plays LSU on Nov. 9.

    Several schools may appear to be in the hunt for the 5-star prospect, but this is a three-team sprint between Georgia, Alabama and Florida. 

Adoree' Jackson, CB

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    A world-class athlete, Adoree' Jackson is a 5-star recruit who can play cornerback and receiver. He is not the biggest player in the country at 5'9.5" and 182 pounds, but his athleticism, speed, explosiveness and wiry strength allow him to compete with bigger recruits.

    Jackson, who is originally from Illinois, leads powerhouse Serra High School in the Gardena section of Los Angeles.

    He has already taken trips to Oklahoma on Oct. 4, and LSU on Oct. 12, says 247Sports.

    Jackson told Lindsey Thiry of Scout.com (subscription required) in September that Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Illinois, USC and UCLA are also lurking around. 

Marlon Humphrey, CB

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    At 6'1" and 175 pounds, Marlon Humphrey is a 5-star cornerback due to his size, length and instincts. He is an intelligent player who has solid quickness in transition, anticipates routes and possesses good speed.

    His father, Bobby, played running back at Alabama, and Marlon is expected to also play for the Crimson Tide, according to 247Sports. However, Florida State and Mississippi State are making things interesting, per Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required).

    No official visits appear to have been scheduled, but each program in the trio will probably get a chance to host Humphrey. 

Da'Shawn Hand, DE

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    Da'Shawn Hand is a 5-star defensive end who is one of the more intriguing players in the country.

    At 6'4" and 254 pounds, Hand can play in a 4-3 defense, but he has the athleticism to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Yet, he could ultimately end up as a 5-technique in a 3-4 scheme.

    Hand has already visited Michigan in September, and will visit Alabama on Oct. 25 and Florida on Nov. 8, says 247Sports. He will announce his decision on Nov. 14, according to Michael Clark of Scout.com (subscription required). 

Leonard Fournette, RB

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    From New Orleans, 5-star running back Leonard Fournette is a rare player at his position. At 6'1" and nearly 230 pounds, Fournette has great speed, power, vision, instincts, quickness and hands.

    He is one of the best running back recruits in the modern recruiting era, and should make an immediate impact in college. Fournette, who is from New Orleans, has visited LSU unofficially and will attend the Alabama vs. LSU game in November, per Chad Simmons of Scout.com (subscription required).

    He is scheduled to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-America Game, but he could opt to not make any official visits, according to Simmons' report (subscription required)

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Use the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map to locate all of the 5-star recruits around the country. This mobile-ready resource is an excellent interactive tool for recruiting fans!

    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.

     

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