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Top 200 College Football Recruits for Class of 2014: Recruiting Season Edition

Tyler DonohueFeatured Columnist IVDecember 29, 2016

Top 200 College Football Recruits for Class of 2014: Recruiting Season Edition

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    The 2014 recruiting class is loaded with legitimate star talent at every position. Prospects across the country are weeks away from sealing their collegiate football fate on national signing day, while many have already arrived on campus as early enrollees.

    Our College Football Signature Series at Bleacher Report rolls on with a closer look at the nation's top 200 senior high school players. The recruiting cycle for each class spans years, and several members of this list began receiving scholarship offers as freshmen and sophomores.

    Before their journeys as recruits wrap up, here's our in-depth examination of college football's most elite incoming playmakers.

    Prospect star ratings and order based on 247Sports composite rankings.

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    All players are designated as 4-star prospects by 247Sports composite rankings.

    200. LB Shaun Hamilton (Montgomery, Ala.), Carver High School

    Committed to Alabama

    199. S Armani Watts (Forney, Texas), North Forney High School

    Committed to Texas A&M

    198. LB Bobby Okereke (Santa Ana, Calif.), Foothill High School

    Committed to Stanford

    197. S Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa.), Gateway High School

    Committed to Michigan State

    196.  DE Lorenzo Featherston (Greensboro, N.C.), Page High School

    Committed to Florida State

    195. LB Jamardre Cobb (Los Angeles, Calif.), Bishop Mora Salesian High School

    Committed to Arizona

    194. ATH Noah Brown (Sparta, N.J.), Pope John XXIII High School

    Committed to Ohio State

    193. TE Daniel Helm (Chatham, Ill.), Glenwood High School

    Committed to Tennessee

    192. CB Jonathan Lockett (Santa Anna, Calif.), Mater Dei

    Committed to USC

    191. CB Chris Lammons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Plantation High School

    Offers include Florida, South Carolina and Wisconsin

    190. CB Duke Dawson (Cross City, Fla.), Dixie County High School

    Committed to Florida

    189. WR Lorenzo Joe (Abilene, Texas), Cooper High School

    Committed to Texas

    188. RB Varshaun Nixon (Austin, Texas), Lake Travis High School

    Committed to Texas A&M

    187. ATH Nathan Starks (Englewood, Colo.), Cherry Creek High School

    Committed to UCLA

    186. WR Corey Holmes (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), St. Thomas Aquinas High School

    Committed to Notre Dame

    185. S Trey Marshall (Lake City, Fla.), Columbia High School

    Committed to Florida State

    184. LB Delvin Purifoy (Pensacola, Fla.), Pensacola Catholic High School

    Committed to Florida State

    183. WR Rahshead Johnson (Long Beach, Calif.), Cabrillo High School

    Committed to USC

    182. LB Marquis Ware (Los Angeles, Calif.), Bishop Mora Salesian High School

    Committed to Arizona

    181. Sam Hubbard (Cincinnati, Ohio), Archbishop Moeller High School

    Committed to Ohio State

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    180. OT Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Mount Lebanon High School

    Committed to Pittsburgh

    179. S Cortez McDowell (Locust Grove, Ga.), Locust Grove High School

    Committed to Tennessee

    178. DE Lawrence Marshall (Southfield, Mich.), Southfield High School

    Committed to Michigan

    177. DT Khairi Clark (Hollywood, Fla.), Chaminade-Madonna Prep

    Committed to Florida

    176. WR Chris Godwin (Middletown, Del.), Middletown High School

    Committed to Penn State

    175. QB Sean White (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), University School

    Committed to Auburn

    174. LB Derik Calhoun (El Cerrito, Calif.), El Cerrito High School

    Committed to Arizona State

    173. OC JC Hassenauer (St. Paul, Minn.), East Ridge High School

     Committed to Alabama

    172. TE Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C.), Charlotte Christian High School

    Committed to Georgia

    171. ATH Austin Roberts (Carmel, Ind.), Carmel High School

    Committed to UCLA

    170. DT Matt Elam (Elizabethtown, Ky.), John Hardin High School

    Offers include Kentucky, Notre Dame and Alabama

    169. WR Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga.), Sandy Creek High School

    Committed to Clemson

    168. LB Kyle Berger (Cleveland, Ohio), St. Ignatius High School

    Committed to Ohio State

    167. RB Justin Jackson (Carol Stream, Ill.), Glenbard North High School

    Committed to Northwestern

    166. DE Deondre Clark (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Douglass High School

    Committed to LSU

    165. WR Tyler Whiley (Scottsdale, Ariz.),  Chaparral High School

    Committed to Arizona State

    164. LB Michael Ferns (St. Clairsville, Ohio), St. Clairsville High School

    Committed to Michigan

    163. DT Anthony Moten (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), St. Thomas Aquinas High School

    Committed to Miami

    162. LB Edwin Freeman (Arlington, Texas), Bowie High School

    Offers includes Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M

    161. DE Qualen Cunningham (Chandler, Ariz.), Hamilton High School

    Committed to Texas A&M

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    160. RB Christian McCaffrey (Littleton, Colo.), Valor Christian

    Committed to Stanford

    159. DT Ainuu Taua (Lompoc, Calif.), Lompoc High School

    Committed to UCLA

    158. CB Nick Watkins (Dallas, Texas), Bishop Dunne High School

    Committed to Notre Dame

    157. CB Cameron Denson (Tucson, Ariz.), Salpointe Catholic High School

    Committed to Arizona

    156. DT Dexter Wideman (Saluda, S.C.), Saluda High School

    Committed to Florida State

    155. LB Hoza Scott (La Porte, Texas), La Porte High School

    Committed to Texas A&M

    154. CB Nick Ruffin (Atlanta, Ga.), St. Pius X High School

    Committed to Auburn

    153. OG Donell Stanley (Latta, S.C.), Latta High School

    Committed to South Carolina

    152. CB Wesley Green (Lithonia, Ga.), MLK High School

    Offers include South Carolina, Auburn and Georgia

    151. QB Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla.), Santa Fe High School

    Committed to Oklahoma

    150. DT Dontavius Russell (Carrollton, Ga.), Carrollton High School

    Committed to Auburn

    149. DE Keyon Brown (Wauchula, Fla.), Hardee High School

    Committed to Georgia

    148. CB Adarius Pickett (El Cerrito, Calif.), El Cerrito High School

    Committed to UCLA

    147. WR Erik Brown (Fontana, Calif.), Summit High School

    Committed to California

    146. LB Korie Rogers (Buford, Ga.), Buford High School

    Committed to Clemson

    145. QB Caleb Henderson (Burke, Va.), Lake Braddock High School

    Committed to North Carolina

    144. LB Bryson Allen-Williams (Ellenwood, Ga.), Cedar Grove High School

    Committed to South Carolina

    143. DE Davon Godchaux (Plaquemine, La.), Plaquemine High School

    Committed to LSU

    142. QB Brad Kaaya (West Hills, Calif.), Chaminade High School

    Committed to Miami

    141. CB D.J. Smith (Marietta, Ga.), Walton High School

    Committed to South Carolina

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    140. DT DeShawn Washington (Nederland, Texas), Nederland High School

    Committed Texas A&M

    139. S Jaleel Wadood (Bellflower, Calif.), St. John Bosco High School

    Committed to UCLA

    138. WR Parris Campbell (Akron, Ohio), St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

    Committed to Ohio State

    137. DE Andrew Trumbetti (Demarest, N.J.), North Valley Regional

    Committed to Notre Dame

    136. WR Trevion Thompson (Durham, N.C.), Hillside High School

    Offers include West Virginia, Clemson, Ohio State and North Carolina

    135. DT Demarcus Christmas (Bradenton, Fla.), Manatee High School

    Committed to Florida State

    134. OG Mason Cole (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), East Lake High School

    Committed to Michigan

    133. WR Saeed Blacknall (Englishtown, N.J.), Manalapan High School

    Committed to Rutgers

    132. WR Markell Pack (Purvis, Miss.), Purvis High School

    Committed to Ole Miss

    131. ATH Jamil Kamara (Virginia Beach, Va.), Bishop Sullivan High School

    Committed to Virginia

    130. OT Andy Bauer (St. Louis, Mo.), DeSmet High School

    Committed to Missouri

    129. CB Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, Ill.), Bolingbrook High School

    Committed to Northwestern

    128. WR J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, Fla.), Immokalee High School

    Committed to Florida

    127. OG Toa Lobendahn (La Habra, Calif.), La Habra High School

    Committed to USC

    126. CB Stephen Roberts (Opelika, Ala.), Opelika High School

    Committed to Auburn

    125. ATH Treon Harris (Miami, Fla.), Booker T. Washington High School

    Committed Florida State

    124. DE Dante Sawyer (Suwanee, Ga.), North Gwinnett High School

    Committed to South Carolina

    123. OG Isaiah Wynn (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Lakewood High School

    Committed to Georgia

    122. WR Shaq Davidson (Gaffney, S.C.), Gaffney High School

    Committed to South Carolina

    121. OT Jordan Gault (Madison, Wis.), Monona Grove

    Committed to Wisconsin

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    120. QB Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky.), Conner High School

    Committed to Kentucky

    119. DT Lamont Gaillard (Fayetteville, N.C.), Pine Forest High School

    Committed to Georgia

    118. OT Roderick Johnson (Florissant, Mo.), Hazelwood Central High School

    Offers include Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State

    117. ATH Dravon Henry (Aliquippa, Pa.), Aliquippa High School

    Committed to West Virginia

    116. OT Bentley Spain (Charlotte, N.C.), Providence High School

    Committed to North Carolina

    115. DT Josh Frazier (Springdale Ark.), Har-Ber High School

    Committed to Alabama

    114. RB Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C.), Havelock High School

    Offers include South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida

    113. DE Dewayne Hendrix (O'Fallon, Ill.), O'Fallon High School

    Committed to Tennessee

    112. DE Justin Thornton (Mobile, Ala.), Vigor High School

    Committed to Auburn

    111. DE Jesse Aniebonam (Olney, Md.), Good Counsel High School

    Committed to Maryland

    110. WR Jalen Brown (Phoenix, Ariz.), Mountain Pointe High School

    Committed to Oregon

    109. WR Armanti Foreman (Texas City, Texas), Texas City High School

    Committed to Texas

    108. DT Travonte Valentine (Hialeah, Fla.), Champagnat Catholic High School

    Offers include LSU, Miami and Kentucky

    107. OT Brian Wallace (St. Louis, Mo.), Christian Brothers College High School

    Committed to Arkansas

    106. WR Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Desert Mountain High School

    Committed to Oklahoma

    105. OT David Sharpe (Neptune Beach, Fla.), Duncan Fletcher High School

    Committed to Florida

    104. S Steven Parker (Jenks, Okla.), Jenks High School

    Offers include Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma

    103. TE Bryce Dixon (Ventura, Calif.), St. Bonaventure High School

    Committed to USC

    102. DE Nifae Lealao (Sacramento, Calif.), Capital Christian High School

    Committed to Stanford

    101. S C.J. Hampton (Meridian, Miss.), Meridian High School

    Committed to Ole Miss

100. Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

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    4-star outside linebacker

    6'3", 220 pounds

    Ponte Vedra High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Tennessee (July 3, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    The Sharks struggled in 2013, managing just two wins. Still, Dillon Bates impressed with 81 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks, per MaxPreps. He also blocked three punts en route to second-team All-USA honors.

     

    Scouting Report

    Bates is a versatile three-down linebacker who can effectively cover the pass and has sharpened his tackling technique. He's not a thumper, but Bates drives through the ball and corrals oppenets on the edge with a wide wingspan, which also played a role in his special teams efficiency.

99. Kalvaraz Bessent (Kingsland, Ga.)

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    4-star cornerback

    6'0", 170 pounds

    Camden County High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Auburn (Dec. 9, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    The Wildcats won 10 games with Kalvaraz Bessent contributing on both sides of the ball. He collected 34 tackles and picked off a pair of passes, per MaxPreps. Bessent also scored seven offensive touchdowns.

     

    Scouting Report

    Bessent is a rangy cornerback with great body control in coverage. He doesn't lose his bearings in traffic and is an above-average run defender in the secondary. If things don't work on the defensive end, Bessent is a raw but skilled receiver.

98. Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, Texas)

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    4-star inside offensive guard 

    6'4", 294 pounds

    All Saints Episcopal High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (July 28, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Demetrius Knox ended his high school career on a high note, claiming a state title to cap off an unbeaten season. He was named second-team All-USA after spearheading an offensive attack that averaged nearly 500 yards per contest.

     

    Scouting Report

    Knox has a mean streak in the trenches, which is nice to see from a young player. He shows relentless physicality and wears down opponents as the game progresses. Knox owned fourth-quarter action, winning the battle of attrition.

97. Dalton Schulz (South Jordan, Utah)

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    4-star tight end

    6'5", 215 pounds

    Bingham High School

    Schools of Interest: Notre Dame, Utah, Washington, Stanford

     

    Senior Season

    Dalton Schultz proved his red zone reliability in 2013, hauling in nine touchdown receptions, per MaxPreps. He finished the season with 31 catches for 512 yards.

     

    Scouting Report

    Schultz shouldn't run by many linebackers but has the frame to create space for incoming passes. In the mold of a classic tight end, he can be counted on to contribute in the rushing attack as a blocker and post up in a section of the end zone ready to win a battle for the ball.

    His speed isn't a significant threat but he's shiftier than you'd expect and his athleticism allows him to roam free on crossing patterns.

96. Justin Brent (Indianapolis, Ind.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'3", 190 pounds

    Speedway High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Notre Dame (July 9, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Speedway features a run-centric offensive scheme, so Justin Brent spent most of his time in the backfield. He rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns, per MaxPreps. Brent still managed to make an impact in the passing game, leading the team with 28 receptions for 387 yards and five touchdowns.

     

    Scouting Report

    Brent is a largely inexperienced receiver who runs like a power back. It's a potent combination that has Brian Kelly scheming up a way to best use this longtime Fighting Irish commit. Brent is a big target who will match up favorably from a physical standpoint with most cornerbacks he encounters in South Bend.

95. Alex Bars (Nashville, Tenn.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'6", 309 pounds 

    Montgomery Bell Academy

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Notre Dame (May 17, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Alex Bars earned second-team All-USA honors after anchoring the front line for a 10-win team. The mammoth tackle also landed on the Under Armour All-America Game roster.

     

    Scouting Report

    Bars is the latest member of his family football lineage to emerge as a premier college football recruit. His older brothers Brad and Blake signed with Penn State and Michigan, respectively. He is a powerful run-blocker but has progression to make in pass protection, particularly when it comes to sliding out against speed-rushers.

94. Cameron Sims (Monroe, La.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'4", 199 pounds

    Ouachita Parish High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Aug. 24. 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Cameron Sims made an impact on both sides of the ball throughout a run to the playoffs. The Lions suffered a first-round defeat in the postseason, but he managed to catch five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in his high school finale.

     

    Scouting Report

    Nick Saban has collected a stockpile of strong, physical downfield threats during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. You can add Sims to the list. He is dangerous across the middle and picks up a ton of yards after contact. Don't expect Sims to routinely sprint by defensive backs, but he will run over his fair share of opponents in the defensive secondary.

93. Trevor Darling (Miami, Fla.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'4.5", 327 pounds 

    Miami Central High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Miami (April 4, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    If Trevor Darling is searching for recommendations, he can consult teammates Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby. Both members of the Miami Central running back duo landed on this list and used holes created by the tenacious tackle to tally big gains throughout their careers. He was the rock on a standout offensive line that helped secure a state title in 2013.

     

    Scouting Report

    Darling must develop better knee bend in order to contend with increasingly athletic collegiate defensive linemen. He used predominately upper-body power to pummel opponents in high school, but further technique will go a long way toward taking his game to another level. He's an outstanding addition to the Hurricanes' offensive line depth and can crack the two-deep as a freshman.

92. Viane Talamaivao (Corona, Calif.)

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    4-star offensive guard

    6'3", 310 pounds

    Centennial High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to USC (Nov. 19, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Centennial boasted one of the most prolific offensive attacks in the country, averaging 323 rushing yards and 53 points per game. Viane Talamaivao was a centerpiece in the onslaught and earned a spot in the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Talamaivao is a technician with his hands. The placement is on point every time and allows him to gain control early in the process of a play. He decisively directed traffic and opened lanes for a talented stable of Centennial running backs.

91. Zach Whitley (Houston, Texas)

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    4-star inside linebacker

    6'2", 223 pounds 

    North Shore High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to UCLA (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Zach Whitley produced at a high level again in 2013. The middle linebacker led North Shore with 144 tackles, seven sacks and four forced fumbles. The Touchdown Club of Houston honored him as its Defensive Player of the Year.

     

    Scouting Report

    Whitley bolstered the Bruins' recruiting class when he flipped his commitment to UCLA from Alabama. He is a prototypical playmaking middle linebacker who can anchor the heart of a defense. Whitley will deliver highlight-worthy hits throughout his collegiate career and quickly become a reliable leader in the locker room.

90. Derrick Nnadi (Virginia Beach, Va.)

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    4-star defensive tackle

    6'1", 305 pounds

    Ocean Lakes High School

    Schools of Interest: Virginia Tech, Virginia, Penn State, Florida State

     

    Senior Season

    Derrick Nnadi took control in the trenches for a 12-win team and was selected to the Army All-American Bowl. He finished the year with 71 tackles and an astounding 20 sacks, per MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Versatility is he key for Nnadi, who is athletic enough to compete at multiple positions along the line. The three-technique seems to be a natural fit to facilitate his pass-rushing abilities. Several defensive linemen who rank higher on this list will require more time to grow acclimated with collegiate football demands than Nnadi.

89. Bryan Mone (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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    4-star defensive tackle

    6'4", 338 pounds

    Highland High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Michigan (Feb. 12, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Bryan Mone bottled up rushing attacks throughout the year, halting between-the-tackles efforts in their tracks. He tallied 35 tackles, including six for loss, according to MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Mone is a monstrous force who flourishes at nose tackle. He carries a take-on-all-comers mentality inside, which is appropriate since he rarely draws a single-man blocking assignment. Pass-rushing defensive ends are going to love spending time alongside Mone.

88. Kentavius Street (Greenville, N.C.)

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    4-star defensive end

    6'2", 264 pounds

    J.H. Rose High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to North Carolina State (Dec. 13, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Kentavius Street starred during a run to the state semifinals. He registered 90 tackles for the third straight season, according to MaxPreps. Street collected four sacks and earned a spot in the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Street is well suited to play strong-side defensive end at the next level. He's an explosive presence against the run, while demonstrating respectable pass-rushing abilities that can improve with refinement in technique at the intitial snap.

87. Erick Smith (Cleveland, Ohio)

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    4-star safety

    6'1", 185 pounds

    Glenville High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Erick Smith was the enforcer on the back end of a defense that helped guide Glenville to a state title game appearance. He capped off a stellar season in the Army All-American Bowl, where he tallied a game-high six tackles and pledged to the Buckeyes.

     

    Scouting Report

    Smith is most impressive near the line of scrimmage, where he patrols the flat with an intimidating presence and provides superb run support. His days as a starting safety in college may be years away but don't be surprised if Smith develops into a special team ace early because of his willingness to get physical in the fray.

86. Frank Iheanacho (Houston, Texas)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'6", 220 pounds

    Westside High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas A&M (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Frank Iheanacho erupted with a breakout campaign that thrust him into the national recruiting spotlight. He caught 44 passes for 652 yards and 16 touchdowns, according to 247Sports. His season ended at the Army All-American Bowl, where Iheanacho announced a commitment to the Aggies.

     

    Scouting Report

    This raw prospect is a rare breed at receiver. Built like an NBA forward, Iheanacho is oozing with promise and quickly became a captivating recruit. He didn't even play football in 2012, so there is plenty for him to learn from a route-running perspective. His development is one to watch at College Station.

85. Dylan Sumner-Gardner (Mesquite, Texas)

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    4-star safety

    6'1", 193 pounds

    West Mesquite High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Boise State (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Defensive back Dylan Sumner-Gardner established a career high in tackles with 125 takedowns, per 247Sports. He picked off a pair of passes and forced three fumbles en route to an Under Armour All-America Game appearance.

     

    Scouting Report

    The Lone Star State prospect flipped his commitment from Texas A&M to Boise State approximately 10 months after initially pledging to the Aggies. Sumner-Gardner gravitates toward strong safety. Straight-line speed is a slight concern here, but challenges in downfield coverage are offset by his advanced skills near the line of scrimmage.

84. Jacob Park (Goose Creek, S.C.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'3", 202 pounds

    Stratford High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Georgia (June 14, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Stratford reached the state championship game with Jacob Park's golden arm leading the way. He completed 246 passes for 3,680 yards and 34 touchdowns, per MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Park is a pure pocket passer who lights teams up with a quick release. He is decisive and puts the ball on the money, particularly in the short-to-intermediate passing attack. Georgia will aim to improve his deep-ball accuracy, but the mechanical framework is in place for success, including a well-developed dropback.

83. Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La.)

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    4-star offensive guard

    6'3.5", 272 pounds

    University Lab High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (April 20, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Garrett Brumfield helped University Lab bully opponents en route to the state championship game. He paved the way for star junior running back Nick Brossette, who is also committed to the Tigers. Brumfield earned a second-team All-USA nod.

     

    Scouting Report

    Brumfield is a massive offensive lineman who doesn't have unnecessary weight to shed when he arrives on campus. He is a powerful pulling guard who seems to fill the roll of a fullback on certain run calls. His quick feet compliment a developed upper body and create a complete package at the position.

82. Casey Tucker (Chandler, Ariz.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'6", 270 pounds

    Hamilton High School 

    Schools of Interest: Stanford, Arizona State

     

    Senior Season

    Casey Tucker helped Hamilton High School reach the state championship, fueling a ferocious rushing attack. He was selected for the Under Armour All-America Game.

     

    Scouting Report

    Tucker, a former USC pledge, already implements a quality kick slide in his pass protection arsenal. He can stand to pack on 15 to 20 pounds, which will come naturally upon the adoption of a collegiate conditioning and nutritional regimen.

81. Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'2.5", 193 pounds

    Parkway High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (July 18, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Brandon Harris was at the helm for a 12-win season that ended at the Superdome in the state title game. He directed an offense that averaged 48 points per game, throwing for 3,172 yards, rushing for 1,048 yards and accounting for 49 total touchdowns, according to the Shreveport Times. Harris capped off his high school career with 115 passing yards and a touchdown in the Under Armour All-America Game.

     

    Scouting Report

    Despite the gaudy statistics, Harris remains a quarterback in need of refinement. That's not a knock on his body of work—just an indication of this young man's high ceiling at the position. He's won't outrace linebackers and defensive backs in the open field, but Harris is a legitimate rushing threat in the red zone.

80. Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'2.5", 190 pounds

    John H. Guyer High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas (Aug. 14, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Jerrod Heard completed his career with another run to state championship glory, capping off an outstanding three-year run as the starting quarterback at a Texas powerhouse. He threw for more than 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns, per 247Sports. Heard added 2,161 yards and 27 scores on the ground. He competed in the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Heard is a special dual threat in the backfield. His game will transition well to the next level if he can improve precision on passes beyond 20 yards. Heard steadily improved at Guyer, eclipsing 2,000 yards on the ground and through the air in his final two seasons. He arrives in Austin with a championship pedigree, viewed as the most promising Texas quarterback prospect in perhaps a decade.

79. Bijhon Jackson (El Dorado, Ark.)

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    4-star defensive tackle 

    6'1.75", 334 pounds

    El Dorado High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Arkansas (Dec. 20, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Bijhon Jackson set up shop inside for state champion El Dorado, dismantling offensive schemes throughout a special season. He secured 61 total tackles, including 11 for loss, and four sacks, per the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

     

    Scouting Report

    Jackson is a big-time presence inside, clogging rushing lanes and commanding double-team assignments. He's an above-average pass-rusher at nose tackle, but it's his prowess against the run that ultimately lands him on this list. Jackson peeks into the backfield during interior tussls and reacts accordingly, shedding blocks and bulldozing ball-carriers.

78. Allen Lazard (Urbandale, Iowa)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'4.5", 207 pounds

    Urbandale High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Iowa State (Dec. 3, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Allen Lazard was a first-team All-USA selection, earning his third All-State nod in the process. He hauled in 49 passes for 1,069 yards and 16 touchdowns, according to USA Today.

     

    Scouting Report

    Lazard is a matchup nightmare who gallops downfield with long strides and simply rises above the competition to come down with the football. He is often the tallest skill player on the field and dominates in the red zone because of his ability to secure "jump balls."

77. Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, Va.)

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    4-star defensive end

    6'5", 225 pounds

    Lake Taylor High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (June 20, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Jalyn Holmes jump-started a defense that limited nine opponents to single-digit scoring outputs and secured five shutouts. He also enjoyed an impressive campaign at tight end, a position that piqued the interest of several programs. Holmes returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown in the Army All-American Bowl, although an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty negated the score. Still, it put his playmaking skills on center stage.

     

    Scouting Report

    He displayed elite athleticism at the Army Bowl, outracing several speedsters down the sideline. Holmes' quickness will keep quarterbacks on their toes for years to come.

76. Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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    4-star defensive tackle 

    6'4", 285 pounds

    Abraham Lincoln High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida (Jan. 15, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Lincoln claimed a second straight league title with an unbeaten season. Thomas Holley earned a spot in the Under Armour All-America Game after just his second year of high school football. He compiled 68 tackles and seven sacks, according to the Brooklyn Daily.

     

    Scouting Report

    Holley is a disruptive interior defender who has plenty of potential as he grows more acclimated to a sport that remains relatively new to him. He's a power rusher with impressive physicality. If he can add some "finesse" moves, it will go a long way in his quest to become a complete player.

75. Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    5'10", 175 pounds

    East Lake High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Clemson (July 2, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Artavis Scott was unable to match the success of his sophomore and junior seasons (118 total receptions for 2,153 yards and 22 touchdowns) but still delivered several highlights. He caught 37 passes for 542 yards and five scores, per MaxPreps. He did take on a bigger role in the rushing attack, gaining a career-high 729 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.

     

    Scouting Report

    Scott's status as a playmaker increased with a well-balanced senior campaign. When called upon to step up as a running back—a position he seldom played previously—his performance impressed. Scott averaged more than 10 yards per carry and showed improved explosiveness from what showed up on his junior film.

74. Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'1", 200 pounds 

    Barbe High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (Aug. 17, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Trey Quinn catapulted to the top spot on America's all-time high school receiving yardage list. Another outstanding season gives him 6,566 career receiving yards, leapfrogging former record-holder Dorial Green-Beckham, a current star at Missouri. He wrapped up a legendary run at Barbe with 108 receptions for 1,967 yards and 27 total touchdowns.

     

    Scouting Report

    If his statistics don't serve as a clear indication, Quinn has incredibly reliable hands. He disguises routes and creates space for his quarterback to deliver the ball. His speed is underrated, as Quinn can take the top off a defense downfield or do damage with intermediate routes.

73. Jeff Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.)

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    4-star running back

    5'11", 196 pounds 

    Washburn High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Minnesota (March 29, 2013), plans to visit Michigan and Florida

     

    Senior Season

    Few players are rising up recruiting boards as much as running back Jeff Jones, who was named Mr. Football in Minnesota. He finished the season with more than 2,000 total offensive yards and 42 touchdowns, according to 247Sports. He was named MVP at the Under Armour All-American Game after picking up 72 yards and a touchdown.

     

    Scouting Report

    Jones is a one-cut-and-go back. He is decisive, explosive and, most importantly, relentless under duress. Jones fights through tackles and doesn't make anything easy on the opposing defense. He is an every-down weapon out of the offensive backfield.

72. Derick Roberson (San Antonio, Texas)

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    4-star defensive end

    6'3.5", 218 pounds 

    William Brennan High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas (Aug. 2, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Derick Roberson starred on a squad that surged to 15 victories and a state title game. The defense was remarkable, racking up nine shutouts. He led the charge with 72 tackles and 14 sacks, per MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Roberson is an athletic freak who outclassed practically every offensive tackle he encountered as a senior. His footwork is secondary-worthy, which is scary for a player of his stature. Roberson is especially dangerous as a stand-up defender, mixing blitzes and containment.

71. Malkom Parrish (Quitman, Ga.)

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    4-star cornerback

    5'9", 186 pounds

    Brooks County High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Georgia (June 13, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Malkom Parrish played a paramount role in his team's journey to the state title game. He put the clamps down in the defensive backfield and proved to be a capable offensive playmaker. Brooks County won 11 games by double-digit margins.

     

    Scouting Report

    Parrish is a fierce defender who stands out as a smooth operator from backpedal to final break. His stature will present some issues against the SEC's larger receivers, but continued physicality at the collegiate level sets the stage for a quick path to playing time.

70. Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    5'10", 187 pounds

    Dwyer High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Dec. 17, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Johnnie Dixon helped deliver a dominant Dwyer team to the state championship this season. He came up huge in the postseason, catching 17 passes for 366 yards and six touchdowns, according to The Palm Beach Post.

     

    Scouting Report

    Dixon rises up in pressure-packed situations, providing a dependable third-down safety valve for any passer. He plays bigger than his measurables and takes on tacklers with a tenacity that always gives him an opportunity to pick up extra yards after contact.

69. Arrion Springs (San Antonio, Texas)

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    4-star cornerback

    5'11", 192 pounds 

    Roosevelt High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Oregon (July 2, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Playing both ways in 2013, Arrion Springs caught 16 passes for 296 yards and six scores, per MaxPreps. He also had 42 tackles, a sack and six pass breakups as a defensive back.

     

    Scouting Report

    Categorize Springs as the kind of player who makes it look easy. He appears effortless in coverage against even the quickest of receivers and doesn't lose track of where the quarterback is headed. Springs could quickly flourish as a slot corner at Oregon.

68. Ronnie Clark (Calera, Ala.)

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    4-star outside linebacker

    6'2.5", 215 pounds

    Calera High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Oct. 4, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Linebacker Ronnie Clark set the tone for a defense that registered four shutouts during the regular season. He also excelled as a dual-threat quarterback, leading the team into the second round of the state playoff tournament.

     

    Scouting Report

    Instincts are an integral element of Clark's explosiveness. He doesn't show hesitancy in his defensive approach because of his ability to read an offense and react on the fly. The fact that he enjoyed so much success orchestrating an offense in high school adds to his anticipation at linebacker.

67. David Cornwell (Norman, Okla.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'5", 241 pounds

    Norman North High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (June 14, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    David Cornwell suffered a torn ACL in October, effectively ending his season. Prior to the injury, he threw for 1,445 yards and 12 touchdowns in five games, per MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Cornwell has plenty of pocket presence, standing tall and delivering darts. His stature is similar to Ben Roethlisberger's. Much like the Steelers quarterback, Cornwell is tough to tackle and can make throws while moving outside of the pocket.

66. Drake Harris (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'4", 180 pounds 

    Grand Rapids Christian High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Michigan (April 14, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    A preseason hamstring injury cost Drake Harris the entire final year of his high school football experience. It was a huge blow for defending state champion Grand Rapids Christian. Harris surpassed 2,000 receiving yards and caught 25 touchdowns as a junior.

     

    Scouting Report

    Harris proved himself as a game-altering playmaker in 2012. His size is difficult for defensive backs to contend with, and he balances that element of his game with elusiveness in the open field. If he can regain form after a lost season, we'll see him taking on the Big Ten's best next fall.

65. Todd Kelly (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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    4-star safety

    5'11.75", 188 pounds

    Webb School of Knoxville

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Tennessee (March 10, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Todd Kelly patrolled the back end of the defense and thrived at running back for state champion Webb. He was at his finest during the title game, rushing for 238 yards and three touchdowns, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Kelly is a versatile safety capable of filling any number of roles a defensive coordinator may ask of him. He is a heavy hitter who holds his own in coverage on an island. Kelly is a threat to go the distance when the ball finds him.

64. Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan.)

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    4-star offensive guard

    6'6", 290 pounds

    Olathe South High School 

    Schools of Interest: Texas A&M, Notre Dame, TCU

     

    Senior Season

    Braden Smith earned first-team All-USA honors after manhandling opponents throughout the season. He followed through with a dominant campaign after being named Preseason Mr. Football in Kansas by MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Smith is college-ready from a physical standpoint. He bench-presses nearly 500 pounds, per USA Today, and is one of the top track and field athletes in America. Smith is set to race up the depth chart for whichever program he picks.

63. Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla.)

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    4-star outside linebacker

    6'4", 221 pounds

    Godby High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida State (May 29, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Jacob Pugh was an instrumental part of Godby's 10-win season, anchoring a defense that held seven opponents to 14 points or fewer. He tallied 64 tackles, including 12 for loss, according to MaxPreps. Pugh led the squad with nine sacks.

     

    Scouting Report

    Pugh is an impressive pass-rusher who excels in blitz packages. He fits right in with a Florida State squad that loves to send pressure. His tacking skills are still a bit unrefined, but he packs a lot of pop.

62. Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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    4-star athlete

    6'0", 185 pounds

    Erasmus Hall High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Aug. 16, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Curtis Samuel showed his offensive versatility while scoring 18 total touchdowns, per 247Sports. He accounted for more than 1,200 total offensive yards, adding 33 tackles and an interception on a 10-win team. Samuel was recognized as the New York Daily News Player of the Year. 

     

    Scouting Report

    Samuel is a threat to do creative things every time he touches the football, evidenced by a pair of punt return touchdowns and 13 rushing scores on just 91 carries. Although he was used more effectively as a rusher than a receiver at Erasmus Hall, Samuel projects as a dynamic downfield threat in Urban Meyer's offensive scheme.

61. Jamarco Jones (Chicago, Ill.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'5", 290 pounds

    De La Salle Institute

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (June 27, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Jamarco Jones collected various accolades for another strong season at De La Salle, a six-win squad. He was named a second-team All-American by 247Sports and suited up in the Under Armour All-America Game.

     

    Scouting Report

    Jamarco Jones made strides in technique as a senior, exhibiting improved footwork in both run-blocking and pass protection. His reach gives defenders fits and keeps quarterbacks safe. He is athletic enough to play either tackle position in college.

60. Ross Pierschbacher (Cedar Falls, Iowa)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'4", 290 pounds

    Cedar Falls High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Aug. 11, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Ross Pierschbacher provided punishing blocking for a seven-win Cedar Falls team that reached the second round of postseason play. He earned a spot in the Under Armour All-America Game, where he lined up alongside fellow Crimson Tide commit and top-ranked tackle Cameron Robinson.

     

    Scouting Report

    Pierschbacher projects favorably as an offensive tackle in college, but it remains to be seen how he transitions in Tuscaloosa, where a career at guard could be in his future. His frame is physically ready for the rigors of college football, and Pierschbacher moves well enough laterally to suggest he could be highly effective when pulling down the line of scrimmage.

59. Quenton Nelson (Red Bank, N.J.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'5", 295 pounds

    Red Bank Catholic High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Notre Dame (May 1, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Quenton Nelson was at the forefront of a dominant ground game for a team that reached the state semifinal. Red Bank Catholic averaged 279 rushing yards per contest, according to NJ.com. He also contributed on defense with 61 tackles.

     

    Scouting Report

    Unlike several of his contemporaries along the offensive line, Nelson doesn't need to drastically revamp his physical makeup. His athleticism and stamina are apparent on game tape, as he spends practically the entire game battling in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Nelson will take his lumps early while learning to contain shifty pass-rushers, but the pieces are in place for a successful career that features multiple seasons in a starting role.

58. Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla.)

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    4-star inside linebacker

    6'3", 234 pounds 

    Sandalwood High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida State (April 6, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Kain Daub led a Sandalwood defense that held five opponents to single-digit scoring outputs. He earned 247Sports second-team All-American honors.

     

    Scouting Report

    A Seminoles defense that prides itself on physicality and versatility welcomes a linebacker who fits in flawlessly. Daub delivers jarring hits at every opportunity, serving as an intimidating presence in the center of any scheme. He displays exceptional downhill speed, which he uses to blitz the backfield when called upon.

57. Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif.)

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    4-star athlete 

    6'0", 170 pounds

    Central East High School 

    Schools of Interest: Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA

     

    Senior Season

    Michiah Quick starred on both sides of the ball, doubling as a tireless defensive back and field-stretching receiver. He earned an Under Armour All-America Game appearance with efforts like the one he gave late in an upset victory over state power Edison. Quick caught a 31-yard touchdown strike on fourth down to give Central East a slim lead before sealing the deal with an interception on the ensuing drive.

     

    Scouting Report

    Quick clearly loves the game of football, which, believe it or not, isn't necessarily the case with even the nation's best prospects. He flies around the field with determination, and it's fun to watch him attack the secondary with sharp routes. He will wreak havoc out of the slot position.

56. Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio)

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    4-star outside linebacker

    6'3", 212 pounds

    St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (May 23, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Dante Booker bullied opponents during his swan song at St. Vincent-St. Mary. He tallied 116 tackles and two interceptions, per 247Sports. His performance earned him recognition as national defensive player of the year at the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Booker is a brooding physical specimen who chases down ball-carriers sideline to sideline with elite speed. He has no trouble taking on tight ends and backs in pass coverage, showing off athleticism that separates him from countless other outside linebacker prospects. His reactionary first step of each play provides insight into how well he anticipates offensive action during pre-snap assessment.

55. Nick Harvey (Richmond, Texas)

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    4-star cornerback

    5'9", 175 pounds

    Travis High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas A&M (Nov. 26. 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Nick Harvey wore several hats this season for the Rebels. He picked off a pair of passes, threw six touchdowns and reached the end zone 16 times as a receiver and rusher, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Some defensive backs build their reputations on coverage skills. Harvey established his by laying lumber in the secondary. Harvey hits like a middle linebacker and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Playing at an increasingly finesse position, he's an exception to the trend.

54. Nyles Morgan (Crete, Ill.)

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    4-star inside linebacker 

    6'1", 225 pounds

    Crete-Monee High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Notre Dame (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Nyles Morgan was at the forefront of a dynastic run at Crete-Monee, a team that suffered just three losses and remained perfect in conference during the past three seasons. Morgan earned a state title in 2012 and started throughout the 2013 campaign, accumulating 100 tackles, two sacks and an interception return for a touchdown, per USA Today.

     

    Scouting Report

    Morgan makes tackling his craft, and he's proven the prowess through repetition since stepping up as a starter. He racked up 342 tackles since 2011, adding 10 sacks for good measure. Morgan will suit up at middle linebacker in South Bend, where his expansive experience and leadership skills give Brian Kelly a young star in the making.

53. Budda Baker (Bellevue, Wash.)

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    4-star athlete

    5'9", 174 pounds

    Bellevue High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Oregon (Dec. 20. 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Budda Baker helped lead Washington powerhouse Bellevue to another state title. He was named to the MaxPreps All-American team as a defensive back, although his future likely lies on the offensive end. Baker made 59 tackles, picked off three passes and forced three fumbles, per The Seattle Times.

     

    Scouting Report

    Baker brings playmaking abilities to any position, including kick returner. His attitude and diligence to improve is key, according to Bellevue head coach Butch Goncharoff.

    "Budda, the best thing about him is you can’t tell the difference between Friday night (and) Monday at 3:15," he told The Seattle Times. "Practice looks exactly the same. That is rare. That is probably the most rare thing.”

52. Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

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    4-star wide receiver 

    6'1", 185 pounds

    Cardinal Newman High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida State (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    The new Seminoles pass target collected 63 catches for 1,237 yards in 2013, per 247Sports. Travis Rudolph reached the end zone 15 times, giving him 38 career touchdown receptions.

     

    Scouting Report

    Rudolph bursts off the line, surging past cornerbacks. He is slippery in open space and moves well laterally. When a play breaks down in the offensive backfield, Rudolph is an impressive improvisational playmaker and comes back to present his quarterback with an outlet target.

51. Laurence Jones (Monroe, La.)

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    4-star safety

    6'2", 220 pounds

    Neville High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Laurence Jones helped lead Neville to an unbeaten regular season and state semifinal appearance. The safety spearheaded a defense that surrendered seven points or less in seven games and registered two shutouts, per MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Jones, who decommitted from the Crimson Tide for a month after his initial pledge, is essentially a linebacker patrolling the defensive secondary. He can take a tight end out of the game and commands every-down consideration for his prowess in run coverage. Refinement is required in his coverage reads, but Jones fits right in with a big-bodied Alabama attack.

50. Davion Hall (Texarkana, Texas)

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    4-star safety

    6'3", 186 pounds

    Liberty-Eylau High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Baylor (Nov. 1, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Davion Hall was named district MVP following the 2013 season. He excelled as a safety, receiver and kick returner. Hall capped off his high school career with a fourth-quarter interception in the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Hall has tremendous upside as a receiver but carries many of the same attributes over to the defensive side. He accelerates, cuts and attacks the ball more naturally than many of the secondary standouts who land on this list. Hall is a prospect who could end up playing multiple positions during his collegiate career.

49. Joseph Yearby (Miami, Fla.)

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    4-star running back

    5'9", 190 pounds

    Miami Central High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Miami (Feb. 26, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Joseph Yearby was part of a duo formed in coaches' dreams with 5-star prospect Dalvin Cook during his years at Miami Central. The tandem ran wild again this season until Yearby suffered a broken fibula in state quarterfinal action. He finished with 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns, per 247Sports. The Rockets went on to win the state championship.

     

    Scouting Report

    Yearby was essentially thunder to Cook's lightning. He plows through tacklers, keeps his legs churning and can punch it in from the goal line. He has the ability to gain steam along the sideline, but Yearby is most impressive when charging forward through the line's interior.

48. Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C.)

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    4-star running back

    5'11.5", 222 pounds

    Charlotte Catholic High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to North Carolina (Aug. 27, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Elijah Hood flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to UNC days before the start of his senior season and proceeded to explode for monster numbers. He established a new Mecklenburg County record with 3,640 rushing yards and scored 53 touchdowns, per The Charlotte Observer.

     

    Scouting Report

    Hood carried the ball 629 times in the past two seasons, per MaxPreps, indicating his stamina is well suited for the role of feature back in a run-heavy offense. He is a powerful runner who doesn't shy away from contact in the pursuit of extra yards. Expect the Tar Heels to feed him the football early and often.

47. Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'3", 200 pounds

    Gainesville High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Clemson (Feb. 1, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Deshaun Watson raised the bar high for himself long before a stellar senior season, setting the all-time Georgia passing yardage record as a junior. He threw for 3,775 yards and 47 touchdowns in 2013, per MaxPreps. Watson once again proved his versatility with 1,057 yards and 14 scores on the ground.

     

    Scouting Report

    When you examine the premier passers in this 2014 class, Watson may have the best opportunity to start as a freshman. He is extremely accurate in the intermediate passing game and possesses a strong enough arm to develop more precision on his deep ball. Watson will also make opponents pay with his legs, evading tacklers in the pocket and taking off on designed runs.

46. Edward Paris (Arlington, Texas)

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    4-star safety 

    6'1", 190 pounds

    Mansfield Timberview High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (Feb. 25, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Despite seeing fewer targets due to his reputation as an SEC-bound defensive back, Edward Paris picked off three passes and broke up another 24 attempts, according to 247Sports. He added 46 tackles.

     

    Scouting Report

    Paris has been a reliable ball hawk as a four-year starter, securing 20 interceptions. He quickly mastered the art of "baiting" a quarterback into throwing the ball to a space where he shouldn't. Paris peeks back at the pocket during route coverage and rises up against larger receivers.

45. Roderick Taylor (Jackson, Miss.)

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    4-star offensive guard

    6'3.5", 305 pounds

    Callaway High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ole Miss (July 10, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Roderick Taylor didn't surprise anyone with a dominant season that earned him recognition as a first-team All-American by 247Sports. He was named Mississippi's Preseason High School Mr. Football by MaxPreps. His team took a league title and reached the state semifinal round.

     

    Scouting Report

    Taylor is an absolute mauler who shows few flaws. He's a blocking technician with strength beyond his years. There's little doubt he is the most complete guard prospect in the country.

44. Jalen Hurd (Hendersonville, Tenn.)

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    4-star athlete

    6'3", 230 pounds 

    Beech High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Tennessee (March 14, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Jalen Hurd, the top-ranked prospect in a loaded Volunteers recruiting class, suffered a severe shoulder injury in his opener and spent the entire season sidelined. He entered the year with sky-high expectations after rushing for more than 3,300 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior.

     

    Scouting Report

    Although we weren't able to watch Hurd progress in 2013, memories of his junior campaign serve as a reminder that he is an electric playmaker who punishes any lapses in defensive effort. Hurd can dominant as a receiver and ball-carrier. It's simply a matter of how Tennessee chooses to implement him.

43. Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'4", 220 pounds

    Palo Alto High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Stanford (June 28, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Keller Chryst completed his career at Palo Alto with a third consecutive 20-plus-touchdown season. He completed 62 percent of pass attempts (up from 51 percent as a junior) for 2,672 yards and 28 touchdowns, per MaxPreps. Chryst collected six additional scores on the ground.

     

    Scouting Report

    A large frame and underrated elusiveness make Chryst a formidable force outside of the pocket. However, he is at his best when given time behind center to survey the field and fire with his quick release. Chryst isn't afraid to take chances in traffic, which may get him in trouble at Stanford, but he does provide scintillating moments.

42. Royce Freeman (Imperial, Calif.)

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    4-star running back

    5'11.5", 215 pounds

    Imperial High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Oregon (July 12, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Royce Freeman earned himself a spot atop the record books in 2013, becoming the all-time leading rusher in San Diego section history. He rushed for 2,625 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Freeman is a physical back who won't stop churning his legs until a gang of tacklers is able to bring him down. He starred at the Army All-American Bowl, scoring three times from inside the 10-yard line. Freeman gives the Ducks a new element of toughness in the offensive backfield and can be counted on to contribute early.

41. Will Grier (Davidson, N.C.)

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    4-star quarterback

    6'3", 187 pounds 

    Davidson Day School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida (Dec. 19, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    You run out of superlatives when searching for ways to describe Will Grier's high school statistics. His senior season was another spectacle of dominance, featuring nearly 5,000 passing yards, 1,251 rushing yards and 90 total touchdowns, per MaxPreps. He led the team to a state championship.

     

    Scouting Report

    The knock on Grier has always been his high school competition level. That tends to happen when you throw 195 touchdowns in three seasons (something that never tends to happen). Grier is an excellent rusher, but he isn't quite the dual-threat quarterback his numbers suggest. His passing accuracy is top tier and so is his football IQ. He will have an opportunity to start as a freshman at Florida, where offensive efficiency has been hard to come by in recent years.

40. Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, Ohio)

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    4-star corneback 

    6'0", 175 pounds 

    Glenville High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Cornerback Marshon Lattimore starred in a talent-rich secondary for a team that reached the state championship game. He was named Ohio's Division II co-Defensive Player of the Year.

     

    Scouting Report

    Lattimore is the complete package on the defensive perimeter, where he manhandles receivers and can complete an open-field tackle. Quarterbacks essentially stopped throwing in his direction during the 2013 season, which explains why he only broke up two passes.

    “He’s an elite guy. In high school they don’t come along often like that,” Glenville head coach Ted Ginn Sr. told JJHuddle.com. “He’s a hell of an athlete, a good kid and a good student. Athletically he’s in the top five that I’ve ever seen in my life. You don’t find them like that too often. He’s a special guy. One of a kind.”

39. Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga.)

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    4-star running back

    5'11", 216 pounds

    Cedartown High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Georgia (June 11, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Nick Chubb spent his entire high school career carving up defenses. He continued that trend in 2013, posting personal bests in rushing yards (2,720) and touchdowns (39), per 247Sports. Chubb has 101 rushing touchdowns since the start of his sophomore season.

     

    Scouting Report

    Chubb is a decisive runner who doesn't waste steps in the backfield. He plants his lead foot, cuts and bursts forward with exceptional speed. He's the rare running back who combines breakaway quickness with between-the-tackles power and may pay immediate dividends in Athens.

38. Josh Malone (Gallatin, Tenn.)

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    4-star wide receiver

    6'2.25", 191 pounds

    Station Camp High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Tennessee (Dec. 4, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Josh Malone enjoyed a coming-out party in 2013, emerging as a dominant wide receiver and return man. He eclipsed his combined statistics from his sophomore and junior seasons (51 receptions, 1,112 yards, 18 touchdowns) as a senior. Malone caught 71 passes for 1,404 yards and 19 touchdowns, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Malone is relentless in his pursuit of the football. When the quarterback releases a pass, he identifies its trajectory and alters his course, leaping and adjusting as necessary. Once he gains possession, Malone runs with the authority of a goal-line back. Elite athleticism and tenacity make this receiver a player to watch next fall in Knoxville.

37. Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif.)

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    4-star offensive guard 

    6'4", 370 pounds 

    St. John Bosco High School

    Schools of Interest: USC, UCLA, Alabama, BYU

     

    Senior Season

    The nation's top-ranked offensive guard clobbered defensive fronts for state champion St. John Bosco. Damien Mama mauled opponents, paving the way for an attack that averaged more than 47 points per contest. He was a first-team All-USA selection.

     

    Scouting Report

    Mama is brutally strong from his feet to his shoulders, but he will be challenged to improve his physical conditioning at the collegiate level. Defenders find it practically impossible to slip his grip once Mama maintains leverage with quick hand placement at the snap.

36. Kc McDermott (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

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    4-star offensive tackle

    6'6", 300 pounds 

    Palm Beach Central High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Miami (April 2, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Kc McDermott anchored the offensive line for a powerful attack that scored 30 or more points in seven games on the way to a state postseason berth. The massive tackle prospect earned second-team All-USA honors.

     

    Scouting Report

    McDermott is another recruit with football embedded in his DNA. His older brothers, Tyler and Shane, compete at the collegiate level for Colorado State and Miami, respectively. The latest member of the family to reach Division I may be the most impressive. He has tremendous reach as a pass-blocker and continues to improve as an aggressive road grader who finishes plays.

35. Damon Webb (Detroit, Mich.)

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    4-star cornerback

    5'11", 180 pounds

    Cass Technical High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Jan. 13, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Damon Webb's 2013 season was nearly an exact duplicate of his junior year. He tallied the same number of tackles (42) and increased his interception total by one (eight), according to 247Sports. Webb helped lead Cass to a league title and an appearance in the state semifinal.

     

    Scouting Report

    Webb becomes such a disruptive force for passers because of his penchant for gaining outside leverage in coverage. He gets his hands on an opponent at the line of scrimmage, maintains stride-for-stride containment and cuts off routes. He's also an upper-level tackler who rarely aims low.

34. Christian Miller (Columbia, S.C.)

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    4-star outside linebacker

    6'4", 222 pounds

    Spring Valley High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (July 25, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Christian Miller is the latest in a long line of monstrous defenders to join Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa. He posted staggering statistics as a senior, amassing 188 tackles, 24 sacks and four forced fumbles, per 247Sports. Miller managed more than 300 total tackles in the past two years.

     

    Scouting Report

    Miller is a second-generation football prodigy, which never hurts a player's projection. His father, Corey Miller, played professionally for the Giants and Vikings after a career at South Carolina. He fits the mold of a large outside linebacker/edge-rusher in Saban's scheme. Given his pass-rushing prowess, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Miller used as a defensive end with continued physical growth.

33. Malik McDowell (Detroit, Mich.)

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    4-star defensive end

    6'7", 290 pounds 

    Southfield High School 

    Schools of Interest: Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State

     

    Senior Season

    Mammoth defensive end Malik McDowell provided a mighty presence as his team's defensive mainstay. He tallied 89 tackles and seven sacks in 10 games, according to 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    McDowell is a supersized strong-side defensive end capable of containing the outside edge. His large frame and physical approach command double-team efforts, which allow linebackers to roam freely in run coverage. He is undoubtedly an instant-impact freshman if he can deliver a strong opening training camp.

32. Rashaan Evans (Auburn, Ala.)

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    5-star outside linebacker

    6'3", 220 pounds

    Auburn High School

    Schools of Interest: Georgia, Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama, UCLA

     

    Senior Season

    Rashaan Evans sharpened his pass-rushing skills as a senior, collecting 17.5 sacks, per 247Sports. He finished the year with 77 tackles, including an astounding 43 for loss.

     

    Scouting Report

    Growing up in the heart of SEC country, Evans spent his childhood watching standout linebackers emerge from talent-laden Alabama. He is set to follow a similar path to stardom, regardless of where he ends up competing in college. Evans is a prototypical strong-side linebacker who can take on tight ends and get after the quarterback. His lateral quickness helps him recover from mistakes, but he needs to clean up his technique in college, starting with proper angles of pursuit.

31. Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas)

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    5-star safety

    6'0", 199 pounds

    Hebron High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Jamal Adams stuffed the stat sheet again in 2013, eclipsing the 60-tackle mark for a third straight season. He finished the year with 79 tackles and an interception, according to 247Sports. He added 14 offensive touchdowns and returned two kicks for scores.

     

    Scouting Report

    Adams ranks among the best cover safeties to emerge from Texas in recent memory. He runs the 40-yard dash in under 4.5 seconds and displays incredible hip fluidity that prevents receivers from shedding him on routes. He also has the physical prowess to line up in the box and bolster run defense.

30. Tre' Williams (Mobile, Ala.)

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    5-star inside linebacker

    6'2", 230 pounds

    St. Paul's Episcopal School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Auburn (May 8, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Tackling machine Tre' Williams produced at a prolific rate in 2013. He compiled 119 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles en route to first-team All-USA honors.

     

    Scouting Report

    Williams is versatile enough to play all three linebacker positions and possesses ideal size to take on the rigors of an SEC schedule. His strongest asset is pre-snap anticipation of where the football is headed, and that's a dynamic that will only improve under the direction of a collegiate coaching staff.

29. Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill.)

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    5-star outside linebacker

    6'2", 228 pounds 

    Plainfield South High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (Dec. 17, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Chicago-area linebacker Clifton Garrett capped off an illustrious high school career with another strong campaign. He compiled 139 tackles and 2.5 sacks, according to the Chicago Tribune, pushing his team to the postseason after a one-year playoff absence.

     

    Scouting Report

    Garrett competes with a mean streak, surging through would-be blockers on his way to the ball-carrier. He must make strides in drop-back pass coverage but his electrifying run-stuffing abilities warrant consideration for early action in the SEC.

28. KD Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas)

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    5-star wide receiver

    6'0", 162 pounds 

    Mount Pleasant High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Baylor (Aug. 10, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    KD Cannon committed to Baylor weeks before the 2013 season, but another dominant effort had plenty of teams checking in on his recruitment status throughout the fall. He reached 1,000 receiving yards for the third straight year, finishing with 80 catches for more than 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Cannon is a smooth operator in traffic who high-points the football by adjusting to passes and leaping over defenders. He outclassed the nation's best at the Army All-American Bowl with a game-high 65 receiving yards on three catches that put his polished fundamentals on display.

27. Damian Prince (District Heights, Md.)

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    5-star offensive tackle

    6'5", 295 pounds

    Bishop McNamara

    Schools of Interest: Florida State, Maryland, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina

     

    Senior Season

    Damian Prince played both ways for a non-playoff team, earning a first-team All-USA nod for his efforts.

     

    Scouting Report

    Prince is visibly toned and doesn't require the massive physical overhaul that many offensive linemen undergo when they arrive on campus. His footwork and lateral movement make him look more like a massive tight end. He projects as a top-tier blocker in the passing game.

26. Gerald Willis (New Orleans, La.)

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    5-star defensive tackle 

    6'3", 275 pounds 

    Edna Karr High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Gerald Willis anchored a formidable defensive front for an Edna Karr squad that ultimately claimed a district title. He unleashed fury on offenses throughout the year, totaling 107 tackles and 15 sacks, according to the Plaquemine Post South.

     

    Scouting Report

    Willis is an ideal fit at the three-technique position. His pass-rushing capabilities are a valuable asset along the interior and also give coaches the option of lining him up at end in a three-man front.

25. Chad Thomas (Miami, Fla.)

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    5-star defensive end

    6'5", 240 pounds

    Booker T. Washington High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Miami (July 20, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Chad Thomas was a big part of Booker T. Washington's undefeated season and state-title run. He posted a career-high 72 tackles and eight sacks, per 247Sports. Thomas was named to the All-USA second team.

     

    Scouting Report

    A rangy defender with plenty of room to improve, Thomas takes on blockers with ferocity. He isn't a polished prospect at this stage of his career, but the promise is clear. Miami coaches will get to work on upgrading his arsenal of moves as a pass-rusher, where there is serious potential.

24. Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla.)

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    5-star wide receiver 

    6'3", 193 pounds

    Homestead High School

    Schools of Interest: Florida State, Florida, Miami

     

    Senior Season

    Ermon Lane didn't see a ton of targets in 2013, but he made the most of them, averaging nearly 20 yards per reception. He caught 31 passes for 605 yards and scored eight receiving touchdowns for the second straight season, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Lane, who remains open to other options outside of Gainesville, will be in the mix for an immediate role wherever he ends up. His blend of height and quickness (clocked at 4.52 in the 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports) makes him an ideal target regardless of the offensive structure.

23. Solomon Thomas (Coppell, Texas)

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    5-star defensive end

    6'2.5", 258 pounds

    Coppell High School 

    Schools of Interest: Stanford, Arkansas, UCLA, Ohio State, Alabama, Texas, Notre Dame

     

    Senior Season

    Disruptive defensive end Solomon Thomas anchored a stout defensive unit en route to the second round of Texas state playoff action. He started the fall in a frenzied state, racking up three sacks and six tackles in a season-opening victory to earn recognition as The Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Week.

     

    Scouting Report

    Thomas lines up with his hands in the dirt, but he moves more like a linebacker after the snap. His quickness frustrates offensive linemen and he spends plenty of time in the backfield, stonewalling rushing efforts. Thomas tallied three tackles for loss in the Army All-American Bowl.

22. Racean Thomas (Oxford, Ala.)

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    5-star running back 

    5'11", 196 pounds

    Oxford High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Auburn (Aug. 2, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Racean Thomas torched defenses during a nine-win season at Oxford. He carried the ball 226 times in 12 games, gaining 2,211 yards to go along with 32 touchdowns, according to 247Sports. The effort earned him a second-team All-USA nod.

     

    Scouting Report

    Thomas is arguably the most physical runner in this class. More often than not, he dishes out the brunt of contact during a collision. His style of play is tailor-made for SEC football and Thomas is physically prepared to carry the ball 25-to-30 times per game if necessary.

21. Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga.)

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    5-star inside linebacker 

    6'2", 242 pounds

    Liberty County High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Ohio State (Dec. 16, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Raekwon McMillan made more than 150 tackles for a second straight season, according to 247Sports. He finished the fall with 159 tackles, including 35 for loss, and a career-high 8.5 sacks.

     

    Scouting Report

    McMillan, who earned first-team All-USA honors, provides a presence that coaches can build around. He blows up plays with dogged pursuit and off-the-charts instincts. Urban Meyer may be tempted to find an early role for this superstar middle linebacker in the making.

20. Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

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    5-star athlete

    6'2", 225 pounds

    IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Sept. 7, 2012)

     

    Senior Season

    Bo Scarbrough was a consistent threat throughout the 2013 season, carrying the load for an IMG offense filled with capable playmakers. He gained at least 135 rushing yards in six games, scoring 23 total touchdowns (three receiving), per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    There's no reason why Scarbrough shouldn't make an impact as both a receiver and a rusher in college. His combination of straight-line speed and soft hands gives an offensive coordinator the ability to create major matchup issues out of the backfield. He is an instant X-factor at the next level.

19. Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif.)

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    5-star running back

    6'2", 195 pounds

    Freedom High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Oklahoma (Jan. 4, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    All-purpose back Joe Mixon enjoyed a stellar senior campaign. He rushed for 1,704 yards and 23 touchdowns, adding three receiving scores, per MaxPreps. Mixon put a punctuation mark at the end of his high school career with MVP honors in the Army All-American Bowl.

     

    Scouting Report

    Bob Stoops gains a versatile weapon who isn't limited to one dimension on the field. Mixon is a dangerous threat in the screen game, can line up in the slot and has the physical makeup to serve as primary ball-carrier.

18. Sony Michel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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    5-star running back

    5'11", 205 pounds

    American Heritage High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Georgia (April 26, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Sony Michel made history as a senior, leading his team to its first state championship. He certainly served as catalyst during the journey, rushing for 1,828 yards and 24 touchdowns, according to USA Today.

     

    Scouting Report

    Michel is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. When a defense fails to contain him during his initial burst, there's a price to pay. He does his finest work evading tacklers in open space, but Michel is far from a finesse player, tough to bring down as he plows forward.

17. John Smith (Long Beach, Calif.)

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    5-star athlete 

    6'1", 200 pounds

    Long Beach Polytechnic High School

    Schools of Interest: Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Arizona, UCLA, Washington

     

    Senior Season

    Southern Californian John Smith is a two-way star. The playmaker they call "Juju" guided his team to a sectional-semifinal appearance, tallying 71 tackles at safety, more than 750 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, per the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

     

    Scouting Report

    Smith projects as a safety at the next level, although he would be an intriguing wide receiver. He flies to the ball and has the makings of a sure open-field tackler, which is a rarity these days. Smith is the most dynamic recruit to emerge from Long Beach since Poly grad DeSean Jackson.

16. Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C.)

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    5-star cornerback

    6'1", 182 pounds 

    Friendship Academy

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida (Jan. 9, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Jalen Tabor provided an elite defensive presence at the back end of Friendship Academy's attack during a second straight run to the sectional title game. He picked off five passes and broke up another 17 attempts in 2013, according to The Washington Post.

     

    Scouting Report

    Tabor surprised many when he picked Arizona over Alabama at the Under Armour All-American Game. He then pulled off another shocker, flipping to Florida one week later. His game is based on an aggressive style of coverage that starts at the line of scrimmage. Tabor's physicality is paramount because he lacks superior straight-line speed. Based on his skill set, the door is certainly open for a potential transition to safety.

15. Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga.)

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    5-star defensive end

    6'5", 232 pounds 

    Norcross High School

    Schools of Interest: Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, Notre Dame

     

    Senior Season

    Lorenzo Carter led perennial Georgia power Norcross to a second straight title, capping off a commanding 2013 campaign. He was simply unstoppable, registering 132 tackles and six sacks, according to USA Today.

     

    Scouting Report

    His sack total dropped significantly as a senior, from 18 to six, but that shouldn't be a red flag. Carter dealt with more offensive attention than most defenders could imagine handling and still ended up with 88 solo stops. Quick hands and elite upper-body strength help him disengage from blockers and fill gaps.

14. Malachi Dupre (New Orleans, La.)

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    5-star wide receiver

    6'2.5", 187 pounds

    John Curtis Christian

    Schools of Interest: LSU, UCLA, Alabama, Florida State

     

    Senior Season

    Malachi Dupre was a pivotal member during his squad's state-title run, hauling in a team-high 34 passes for 607 yards and six scores, per MaxPreps. He averaged nearly 18 yards per catch, a testament to his knack for making impact plays.

     

    Scouting Report

    Dupre didn't post monster numbers in high school, catching 70 total passes over the past two seasons. That will change at the next level, where he is sure to see significantly more targets. His large frame creates matchup difficulties and few teenage athletes can compete with Dupre's ability to adjust while the ball is in midair.

13. Dalvin Cook (Miami, Fla.)

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    5-star running back

    5'11", 190 pounds

    Miami Central High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Florida State (Dec. 31, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Dalvin Cook saved his best for last in 2013, rushing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a state-championship victory. He finished the year with a career-best 1,940 rushing yards and 34 scores, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Cook cuts with ease, avoiding substantial loss of acceleration in the process. He finishes plays falling forward, which adds up during the course of a contest. The former Florida pledge proved he can carry the load after 4-star backfield mate Joseph Yearby suffered a late-season leg injury.

12. Speedy Noil (New Orleans, La.)

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    5-star wide receiver

    5'10.5", 176 pounds

    Edna Karr High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas A&M (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Speedy Noil stepped up as one of Louisiana's most successful quarterbacks during his junior season. He continued to progress in 2013, revealing immense versatility throughout a 13-win campaign. Noil showed off his diverse skill set during a September matchup against St. Augustine and top overall prospect Leonard Fournette. He threw a pair of touchdown tosses and rushed for a score in the final seven minutes of a 33-24 victory.

     

    Scouting Report

    Noil has only begun to tap into his potential as a complete player. After shuffling between various positions at Edna Karr, it's compelling to imagine how he will perform following intensive tutelage at one position. He claimed the title of America's most athletic player during July camp at Nike's "The Opening."

11. Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

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    5-star quarterback

    6'2.5", 185 pounds

    Desert Mountain High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas A&M (June 3, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Kyle Allen was unable to top the scintillating statistics he posted as a junior (3,119 yards and 36 touchdowns) but the incoming Aggies quarterback wrapped up his high school career with another strong season. Allen completed 186 passes for more than 2.500 yards and 29 scores, according to 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    No senior passer in the country displayed consistent precision like Allen. His footwork is excellent, there are few bad mechanical issues and he is an underrated rusher. He was extremely impressive at the Army All-American Bowl and appears ready to compete for the starting job at Texas A&M in the aftermath of Johnny Manziel's early departure.

10. Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas)

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    5-star defensive end

    6'4", 240 pounds

    James Martin High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Texas A&M (Oct. 18, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Menacing defensive end Myles Garrett erupted in 2013, putting together his greatest high school season. He accumulated 88 tackles, including 39 for loss, and 20.5 sacks, per 247Sports.

     

    Scouting Report

    Garrett's relentless pursuit against the run separates him from a talented crop of pass-rushers. His motor was on full display during the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, as he tied an event record with four tackles for loss. He arrives at College Station built like a grown man and prepared to penetrate SEC backfields.

9. Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas)

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    5-star cornerback

    6'0", 188 pounds

    Ozen High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    During his high school career, Tony Brown blossomed from one of Texas' top underclassmen to arguably America's best cover corner. He earned second-team All-USA recognition despite playing on a team that managed just three wins in 2013.

     

    Scouting Report

    Brown's reputation is built on speed. He ran the nation's fastest 60-meter hurdles race in 2013 and earned a silver medal at the Pan American Games. The Olympics may eventually await for Brown, but his ball skills and smooth coverage ability will take center stage in Tuscaloosa first.

8. Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif.)

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    5-star cornerback

    5'9.5", 182 pounds

    Junipero Serra High School 

    Schools of Interest: USC, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma

     

    Senior Season

    Adoree' Jackson spearheaded a star-studded team to the Southern California title game after an undefeated regular season. He intercepted six passes, returning three picks for touchdowns, per USA Today. Jackson added three kick returns for scores and 12 offensive touchdowns.

     

    Scouting Report

    Few players are capable of racking up six return touchdowns in a single season, but that's exactly the kind of excitement Jackson provides his squad. The speedster has a knack for identifying rushing lanes well before they're fully formed, and there's a chance we could see him play on offense in college.

7. Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va.)

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    5-star defensive tackle

    6'4", 282 pounds

    Oscar Smith High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Virginia (June 29, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Andrew Brown earned Gatorade National Player of the Year honors en route to a state-title-game appearance. He finished the season with 93 tackles, amassing 28 that resulted in a loss, and 18 sacks, per USA Today.

     

    Scouting Report

    Longtime national recruiting guru Tom Lemming is blown away by Brown's attributes. The CBS Sports analyst exalted Virginia's prized commit during a conversation with USA Today writer Chad Konecky.

    “I saw [Pro Football Hall of Famer] Reggie White play at Howard High in Tennessee back in 1979, and Brown is the closest thing I’ve seen to him in 35 years in the business," Lemming said. "He’s got the build, tenacity, aggressiveness and quickness to be a guy we talk about for a long time.”

6. Marlon Humphrey (Birmingham, Ala.)

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    5-star cornerback

    6'1", 175 pounds 

    Hoover High School 

    Schools of Interest: Florida State, Alabama, Mississippi State, Clemson

     

    Senior Season

    Marlon Humphrey helped lead Alabama powerhouse Hoover to a public school national championship. He punished opponents with relentless coverage and did damage when quarterbacks dared throw in his direction, finishing the season with 35 tackles and three interceptions, per 247Sports. 

     

    Scouting Report

    The pedigree is in place for this dynamic defensive back and punt returner. His father, Bobby, played for Alabama and the Denver Broncos. Humphrey exudes confidence in his approach and exhibits world-class quickness, evidenced by his global prowess as a top-rated hurdler.

5. Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va.)

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    5-star safety

    6'2", 200 pounds

    Bayside High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Virginia (Feb. 27, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Cavaliers commit Quin Blanding earned second-team All-USA honors as a senior. He starred at safety and receiver, validating his preseason acknowledgement as Virginia's Mr. Football by MaxPreps.

     

    Scouting Report

    Blanding bullies opponents with extreme physicality, establishing an intimidation factor that weighs on receivers during a matchup. His range allows him to patrol center field in the secondary. He is quite comfortable when called upon to step up in run support, taking on the mold of a linebacker near the line of scrimmage.

4. Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va.)

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    5-star defensive end

    6'4", 265 pounds

    Woodbridge High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Nov. 14, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Da'Shawn Hand registered 16 sacks for a second straight season, according to 247Sports. He spent another campaign chasing down quarterbacks and laying the lumber as a run-stuffer, earning his second All-USA honor.

     

    Scouting Report

    Hand belongs in the conversation for America's top defender due to elite versatility. He dismantles offensive attacks with explosive speed off the edge and presents Nick Saban with an array of options at Alabama. His athleticism could allow him to drop back in coverage more frequently or, on the flip side, add 20 pounds onto his frame to take on an interior-centric role.

3. Cameron Robinson (West Monroe, La.)

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    5-star offensive tackle

    6'7", 335 pounds

    West Monroe High School 

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Alabama (Sept. 4, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    The mammoth offensive tackle lived up to the hype as a senior after dominating summer-showcase action against the nation's best defensive linemen. Cameron Robinson smothered opponents while leading West Monroe to a district title and earning first-team All-USA honors.

     

    Scouting Report

    Robinson doesn't depend on his raw strength, although he could easily rely and excel on that dimension alone. He takes technique seriously, displays excellent knee-bend for an athlete of his size and drives defenders downfield through the whistle.

2. Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J.)

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    5-star athlete

    6'1", 205 pounds

    Paramus Catholic High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to Michigan (May 26, 2013)

     

    Senior Season

    Jack-of-all-trades playmaker Jabrill Peppers led Paramus Catholic to a state title with impressive performances on both sides of the ball. He tallied 64 tackles and four interceptions on defense, adding more than 1,300 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns, per NJ.com.

     

    Scouting Report

    Peppers is a prospect well-prepared for the speed and physicality of college football. He has stuck out like a man amongst boys in defensive coverage, effectively shutting down his half of the field. His abilities with the ball also make Peppers a special-teams threat in the return game.

1. Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La.)

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    5-star running back 

    6'1", 226 pounds 

    St. Augustine High School

    Schools of Interest: Committed to LSU (Jan. 2, 2014)

     

    Senior Season

    Leonard Fournette entered the season with a bull's-eye on his back, heralded as the "next Adrian Peterson." Despite immense defensive efforts aimed at slowing him, the star put on a show from start to finish. Fournette eclipsed the 1,700-yard mark for a fourth straight season, according to 247Sports, and scored 18 rushing touchdowns. He added 42 receptions for 745 yards and six touchdowns.

     

    Scouting Report

    Fournette, the All-USA Offensive Player of the Year, brings his own style to the field. Folks have attempted to compare him to past great running backs, but a unique skill set of superior pass-catching, power and acceleration puts him in a class of his own. Lofty expectations are already in place at LSU for the prospect to compete annually for a seat at the Heisman Trophy presentation.

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