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10 College Football Recruits Most Likely to Commit This Summer

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IMay 15, 2014

10 College Football Recruits Most Likely to Commit This Summer

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    Credit: 247Sports

    With summer approaching, many recruits will be out of school. That means they will be able to focus on taking visits and narrowing their lists.

    However, some of them will use the summer to decide where they want to attend college. While many surprises are likely in store for the 2015 recruiting cycle, several prospects have already stated they will be committing to a program sometime in the summer.

    A 4-star receiver could decide to make things official with an SEC school soon, while a talented dual-threat quarterback could also do the same. Plus, a 4-star defensive end will be announcing his decision toward the end of the summer.

Garrett Williams, TE

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    Garrett Williams is a 4-star tight end who makes his presence felt in the passing game. The 6'4", 220-pounder has good speed to beat linebackers, plus his hands and ball skills are impressive.

    Williams, who is from Orlando, isn't the strongest blocker on the edge. However, he is capable of shielding defenders away from ball-carriers long enough to be effective.

    Schools such as Florida State, Clemson, Auburn and Stanford are in the mix, per a report by Christopher Nee of 247Sports (subscription required). Williams is expected to make a decision before the summer is over.

Alex Ofodile, WR

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    With his smooth athleticism and outstanding hands, Alex Ofodile should be a hit in college. He isn't the fastest receiver in the country, but he does have good buildup speed.

    At 6'3" and 185 pounds, the Missouri native has a large catch radius. He does a terrific job of tracking balls with his eyes in traffic, and he gets open by running good routes.

    Notre Dame and Oklahoma are involved, says Rob Cassidy and Jason Howell of Rivals.com (subscription required), but it would be surprising if the Columbia native didn't commit to Missouri. Expect Ofodile to make things official with the Tigers this summer. 

Darius Fullwood, DE

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    A 3-star defensive end, Darius Fullwood is an underrated recruit who has a good skill set. He displays solid quickness at the snap to get on top of blockers, plus he runs well in pursuit.

    At 6'4" and 240 pounds, he has the size and length to also hold up as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. With some polish and coaching, he should develop into a starting defensive player in college.

    Schools such as Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech are in the mix, per 247Sports. Fullwood is expected to make a decision by the end of June, according to Ryan Snyder of BlueWhiteIllustrated.com (subscription required)

Trent Irwin, WR

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    Hailing from California, Trent Irwin is one of the best route-runners at the receiver position in the nation. The 6'2", 190-pounder is disciplined, plus he sharply gets in and out of his breaks well.

    He doesn't have terrific speed, but he's fast enough. He also knows how to set up cornerbacks a few snaps before making his move, which leads to him getting behind a secondary when he shouldn't.

    The 4-star recruit has Stanford, Arizona State, Cal, Penn State and Washington as his top schools, with a decision expected by the start of his senior season, per Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com (subscription required)

Austin Clark, OL

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    At 6'6" and 296 pounds, Austin Clark has a prototypical frame for an offensive line prospect. The 4-star Virginia native looks great on the hoof, and he plays to his size at the point of attack.

    He has the length to press defensive linemen off him, which keeps people from getting under his pads. Clark slides well when engaged with targets, and he could become an all-conference right tackle in college.

    June is when Clark told Adam Friedman of Rivals.com that he is expecting to make a decision. Both of his in-state schools, as well as Penn State, Tennessee and Clemson, are among his top seven. 

    Clark told the following to Friedman on April 24: "I'm actually planning on graduating early so I want to make an early decision. I want to make my decision in early June."

Larry Scott, RB

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    Larry Scott is a talented running back from Ohio who can run with speed and power. Scott, who is listed at 6'0" and 205 pounds, can carry the load as a bell-cow running back.

    He has nimble feet to get out of traffic, and he displays above-average elusiveness with the ball. He can challenge defenders and break tackles at the point of attack, plus he has the strength to be solid as a pass-blocker.

    His decision is expected to come before the beginning of his season, according to Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com. Michigan State and Ohio State are in the hunt, per 247Sports, but don't count out Kentucky. 

Miles Boykin, WR

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    Miles Boykin is a 4-star receiver who is 6'4" and 212 pounds. He has the strength to work his way through press coverage, and he displays adequate buildup speed to get to the third level.

    Boykin, who is from Illinois, has fantastic ball skills. He shows a knack for adjusting to off-target throws, and he always looks to high-point balls whenever he can.

    Although no specific school is standing out right now, he still will be committed to a school before the fall, per Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com

Kyler Murray, QB

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    Among the best players in Texas this year is 5-star quarterback Kyler Murray. The dual-threat passer is only 5'11" and 170 pounds, but he has great mechanics and accuracy.

    He does a great job of finding passing lanes in the pocket, which is crucial for an undersized quarterback. He has a strong arm to get the ball downfield, and he also is a dangerous threat as a runner.

    Oregon, Auburn and Texas A&M are his top schools, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports, who says Murray will be making his decision on May 28. 

Drew Richmond, OL

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    Drew Richmond is a talented offensive tackle who just needs to be developed. The Tennessee native has the athleticism to play left tackle, plus he can also pull and trap with ease.

    Richmond, who is 6'5" and 320 pounds, has solid strength at the point of attack. He needs to get better at striking targets with proper hand placement, plus he has to improve his ability to read stunts and twists.

    The 4-star recruit will announce his decision at the end of the summer, per 247Sports. Schools such as Tennessee, Ole Miss and Alabama are among his final 11. 

Jashon Cornell, DE

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    A versatile 4-star defensive end, Jashon Cornell can play on the edges and inside. The 6'4", 270-pounder has good quickness at the snap, and he chases hard in pursuit.

    He is from Minnesota, where he dominates offensive linemen with his strength and explosiveness. He can rush over guards as a defensive tackle, and he also has no issues setting the edge versus running plays.

    He will be making his announcement at the end of August, per 247Sports. Keep an eye on Michigan and Notre Dame.

     

    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.

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