The Top 2014 Uncommitted Recruit at Each Position
National Signing Day is only about two months away, so it's time to look at who is still left on the board. This is the era of early commitments, so many top prospects have already committed to a school.
However, there's still a lot of great talent available on the recruiting trail. This read will be designed as a quick rundown at who is the best prospect left on the board at each position on the field.
Many quarterbacks have come off the board, but a 3-star passer is still mulling his options. A 5-star safety in Texas is still available, plus an elite offensive tackle has yet to make his decision.
CB: Marlon Humphrey & Tony Brown
Humphrey is a 6'1", 175-pounder with tremendous instincts and awareness. The Alabama native does a great job of reading routes, plus he has good ball skills. It's an Alabama versus Florida State race for him, per 247Sports.
At 6'0" and 188 pounds, Brown is a big and stout cornerback who has great strength and speed. He plays with solid vision, plus he has the versatility to play both safety positions. LSU, Texas, Alabama and Ohio State are his top schools, according to 247Sports.
S: Jamal Adams
Among the best players in the country, Jamal Adams is a 5-star safety who is wanted by many schools. The Texas native is 6'0" and 199 pounds, and his size and athleticism help him make rare plays on the field.
Adams has an excellent burst out of transition, which allows him to close on the ball in a flash. He plays with good vision on the third level, but he can also roll into the box to work as an extra linebacker. Adams doesn't shy away from contact, evidenced by his ability to challenge offensive linemen in alleys to combat running plays.
Texas, Florida, LSU and Ole Miss have the best shot to land him, per 247Sports.
OLB: Clifton Garrett
Although he certainly has the skills and ability to play inside, 5-star linebacker Clifton Garrett will be slotted as an outside 'backer for this list.
At 6'2" and nearly 230 pounds, the Illinois native is tough as nails on the field. Garrett can deliver powerful strikes to offensive linemen at the point of attack before shedding them to make thumping hits on running backs.
He shows good range to reach the edges of the box, plus his athleticism in space has improved by leaps and bounds over the past several seasons.
Garrett is expected to sign with LSU, according to the experts at 247Sports.
ILB: Raekwon McMillan
Raekwon McMillan is a 5-star linebacker from Georgia who looks like he's already been in college for three years.
The Peach State native has a big frame at 6'2" and 242 pounds. McMillan is a solid athlete who plays with explosive short-area quickness. He plays big and strong at the point of attack, plus he has good range from the middle of the field.
Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson are his top schools, says 247Sports.
DT: Gerald Willis
While he can effectively play defensive end, Gerald Willis has a brighter future as a gap-penetrating defensive tackle. However, his versatility is also what makes him a 5-star prospect.
Willis, who is from New Orleans, is 6'3" and 275 pounds. He has a quick first-step to jump on top of blockers before using his athleticism to wiggle around them. Willis also is tough against the run, plus he has solid range in pursuit.
It would be shocking if he didn't sign with LSU or Texas A&M.
DE: Lorenzo Carter
At 6'5" and 232 pounds, Lorenzo Carter should be able to easily get bigger and stronger in a college strength and conditioning program.
However, the 5-star Georgia native already has great athleticism and quickness at the snap. Carter has rare range at the defensive end position, as no offensive player is out of his reach. He has the length to keep blockers away from his body, plus he closes on the ball with an impressive surge.
Florida, Alabama and Georgia are slugging it out over him, according to 247Sports.
OC: Peyton Winbush
It's difficult to find true centers on the recruiting trail, as many offensive linemen who play the pivot in college were tackles or guards for their high school teams.
Yet, 3-star blocker Peyton Winbush is the top uncommitted center prospect in the country. The New Orleans native holds his own in the middle of the trenches at 6'3" and 295 pounds. Winbush doesn't appear to be the most athletic lineman in the country, but he displays good strength and power.
Schools such South Florida, Tulane and Louisiana-Monroe are in the mix, per 247Sports.
OG: Damien Mama
A 5-star prospect, do not sleep on Damien Mama playing right tackle in college. He has just enough quickness and agility to work on the right island of the offensive line.
The California native has a huge frame at 6'4" and 370 pounds. He dominates his opponents with excellent strength and power, plus he flashes good movement skills when dancing with rushers on passing plays. Mama has some ability to get his hat on linebackers on the second level.
It would be a major surprise if he didn't end up at USC.
OT: Damian Prince
There are more physical offensive linemen than Damian Prince in the 2014 class, but not many have better athleticism and the natural knee-bending ability he displays.
Prince, who is from Maryland, is 6'5" and 295 pounds. He has good quickness to get out of his stance at the snap to handle rushers as a left tackle. It's hard to beat Prince on the edges, but he also has the ability to adjust quickly to inside moves. Once he gets stronger, Prince should be fantastic in college.
Maryland and Florida State are his top schools, says 247Sports.
TE: Tyler Luatua
A 4-star prospect from California, Tyler Luatua could be the best tight end in the country. Where most players at his position today are virtually receivers, Luatua actually is a solid blocker.
The 6'4", 230-pounder has the strength to set the edge, plus he can be used as a lead blocker to bang against linebackers in the running game. Luatua also has the speed, athleticism and quickness to impact the passing game, where he displays outstanding hands and concentration.
He will sign with Notre Dame or Alabama, per 247Sports.
WR: Speedy Noil
There may not be a more exciting player to watch in the 2014 class than 5-star receiver/athlete Speedy Noil.
A blur with the ball, the New Orleans native stirs up memories of former Florida State receiver Peter Warrick and St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin. At 5'10.5" and 176 pounds, Noil can impact the game as a runner, receiver and returner.
He has excellent agility to elude defenders, plus he displays a terrific burst to run by people. LSU, Texas A&M and Florida are in the hunt, says 247Sports.
RB: Leonard Fournette
Another 5-star recruit from New Orleans, Leonard Fournette is a rare talent at running back. At 6'1" and 226 pounds, he's the total package.
Fournette has great vision and instincts, sets up his blocks well and makes good decisions with the ball. He possesses great quickness through alleys, plus he has the speed to race by linebackers to make big plays.
The bell cow running back also has the strength and power to break tackles and carry defenders for extra yards after contact. Fournette's not restricted to just the running game, as he also has the hands and receiving skills to make plays in the passing game.
It'll be LSU or Alabama, says 247Sports.
QB: Jarrett Hildreth
Just about all of the elite quarterbacks have made a commitment, but 3-star recruit Jarrett Hildreth is still open.
The Texas native is a streaky passer who is 6'3" and 212 pounds. Hildreth is not afraid to take chances with the ball, as he has above-average arm strength and accuracy. He's not a pure athlete, but his mobility and athleticism are better when he's competing.
Hildreth is a fighter with a quick release who plays like a gunslinger. Houston, Colorado State and Utah are in the mix, per 247Sports.
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