Predictions for Where Every Uncommitted 5-Star Recruit Will Land
While many prospects remain uncommitted with National Signing Day approaching, most of the focus will be on the 5-star recruits still left on the board.
Being a 5-star recruit is a gift and a curse, as it's an honor to be considered such a great player, but a lot of pressure also comes with it. The 5-star recruits who are uncommitted will make decisions between now and National Signing Day that will help shape the 2014 recruiting cycle.
However, you can learn where they are going right now!
Damien Mama, OL
A 5-star offensive lineman, Damien Mama is a load at 6'4" and 370 pounds. While guard could be his best position, do not count out right tackle being Mama's spot in college.
Not only is the California native big, but he's also light on his feet. Mama does a good job of getting out of his stance at the snap before using his strength to move defenders off of their marks. He can dance in short-areas with rushers, plus he can anchor.
It appears to be a USC versus UCLA battle for him, according to 247Sports.
Ermon Lane, WR
Once committed to Florida, 5-star receiver Ermon Lane re-opened his recruitment last week. The Florida native is a 6'3", 193-pound receiver with good athleticism and ball skills.
Lane has solid quickness when releasing off the line, plus he does a good job of detaching from defenders at junctions. With 5-star running back Dalvin Cook now committed to Florida State, Lane will likely follow suit.
Prediction: Florida State
Damian Prince, OL
At 6'5" and 295 pounds, Damian Prince is a 5-star offensive lineman from Maryland. He has great agility and athleticism, which is why he has a chance to be a left tackle in college.
Prince has adequate strength in the running game, but he could be an even better fit in a zone-blocking offensive attack. While Florida and South Carolina have a great shot, per 247Sports, in-state Maryland will get Prince's services.
Solomon Thomas, DL
Hailing from Texas, 5-star prospect Solomon Thomas is one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the country. At nearly 6'3" and 258 pounds, Thomas can play end or tackle in a 4-3 scheme, while also possessing the skills and strength to fit as an end in a 3-4 defense.
He's kept his recruiting mostly under wraps, but 247Sports shows Stanford, Ohio State, UCLA, Alabama and Arkansas as his top schools. Stanford would be the ideal place for Thomas on and off the field.
Malachi Dupre, WR
A 5-star receiver, Malachi Dupre has the potential to flourish in college. He is just scratching the surface of how good he can be, as his high school's offense was run-oriented.
At 6'2.5" and 187 pounds, Dupre has great size and smooth athleticism. He's a glider who can eat up cushion off the line before climbing on top of secondaries on the third level. Big things are expected out this talented receiver from Louisiana in the coming years.
It would be shocking if he did not sign with LSU.
Lorenzo Carter, DE
At 6'5" and 232 pounds, Lorenzo Carter is a 5-star defensive end who can also play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.
Carter, who is from Georgia, is an outstanding athlete who has impressive length, quickness and range. He can crash off the edges to rush the passer, but he also has the ability to hawk running backs from the back-side.
Georgia leads LSU, Florida and Florida State, says 247Sports.
John Smith, ATH
John Smith has the talent to develop into a superstar, as he is a 6'1", 200-pound athlete and 5-star prospect. From California, "JuJu" can dominate games as a receiver or safety.
He is an explosive athlete who also has solid strength for a skill-position player. Smith plays with excellent vision and agility, plus he always knows where the football is. USC, Notre Dame, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State are among his top suitors, per 247Sports.
Adoree' Jackson, CB/ATH
While he may not be big at only 5'9.5" and 182 pounds, 5-star prospect Adoree' Jackson has exceptional athleticism and instincts to play larger than his listed size.
Jackson, who played high school football in Los Angeles, is electrifying to watch due to his speed, agility and quickness. He can play cornerback, running back, receiver and return kicks and punts.
Keep an eye on USC, Florida, LSU and Oklahoma.
Marlon Humphrey, CB
The best player in Alabama, 5-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey could be ready to contribute to a college defense as a true freshman.
At 6'1" and 175 pounds, Humphrey has great instincts, awareness, anticipation and athleticism. He has a natural feel for reading and recognizing routes, plus he does a great job of quickly closing on balls. This is a race between Alabama and Florida State, according to 247Sports.
With his circumstances, if Humphrey were sold on 'Bama, he would have committed by now.
Prediction: Florida State
2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map
The remaining uncommitted 5-star recruits are all featured on the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map!