10 Most Wide-Open 2015 College Football Recruits Right Now

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJune 9, 2014

10 Most Wide-Open 2015 College Football Recruits Right Now

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    When a recruit is said to be wide open, it means he is still considering a big group of schools. This time of year usually is when prospects start to narrow their lists, but several players in the 2015 class still do not have any favorites.

    A 4-star outside linebacker doesn't seem to be leaning in any direction, while a 5-star cornerback maintains he is totally open to everyone.

    Plus, a 4-star offensive tackle just recently cut his list down to a modest 15 schools.

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

Christian Wilkins, DT

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    Among the biggest enigmas in the 2015 class is 4-star defensive tackle Christian Wilkins. The Connecticut native doesn't seem long for the recruiting process, evidenced by him not consistently speaking to the media.

    However, college coaches are drooling over the 6'4", 290-pounder. None of them should be confident, however, as Wilkins has visited Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, says Adam Friedman of Rivals.com (subscription required)

    Stanford and Ohio State are also in the hunt, while 247Sports shows schools such as Connecticut and Florida State in the race. 

Soso Jamabo, RB

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    Standing 6'3", 4-star running back Soso Jamabo likely weighs more than the 210 pounds he is listed at. He has solid speed, plus he can push piles with power.

    The Texas native doesn't appear to be settling on a core group of schools, as Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Texas A&M, Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon were mentioned to Jason Howell of Rivals.com (subscription required) on June 7. 

    Arizona State and Stanford also still have a shot, per 247Sports.

Darian Roseboro, DE

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    A powerful defensive end, 4-star prospect Darian Roseboro could grow into a defensive tackle in college. The North Carolina native has a ton of coaches on his trail, and they all have a chance with him.

    He is still considering 10 schools, says the staff at TarHeelIllustrated.com (subscription required), and South Carolina also could get an unofficial visit in the summer. 

    The 6'3", 293-pounder will announce his decision in August. 

    Roseboro told the following to Adam Friedman of Rivals.com (via TarHeelIllustrated.com) (subscription required):

    Pretty much all of them are pretty even because I've been getting a crapload of mail, and I'm talking to a lot of the coaches, probably a coach every week, just keeping pace. Everything is starting to pick up even more.

John Reid, CB

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    John Reid is a 4-star cornerback who is a wanted man on the recruiting trail. Excelling in off-man coverage, the Philadelphia native is a sticky cover-corner with good skills.

    Reid is currently working on narrowing his list, but he mentioned to Adam Friedman of Rivals.com (subscription required) of having good relationships with coaches from Miami, Penn State, Rutgers, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Maryland.

    USC and Michigan are also listed as top suitors by 247Sports

Drew Richmond, OT

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    More than 10 schools remain in the running for 4-star offensive tackle Drew Richmond. He is set to make his decision on Sep. 9, according to 247Sports

    Alabama, UCLA, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida State, Clemson, Auburn, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State and Memphis are still being seriously considered. Richmond as a 6'5", 320-pound offensive tackle from Tennessee with a high ceiling.

Jeffery Holland, LB

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    For the record, the expectation here for the recruitment of 4-star linebacker Jeffery Holland is that it will likely come down to Florida versus Auburn.

    However, the Florida native touched on several other schools when he spoke to Rob Cassidy of Rivals.com (subscription required) last week.

    Aside from the Gators and Tigers, Holland mentioned Alabama, USC, Georgia, Ohio State, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina as schools of interest. 

Matthew Burrell, OT

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    Hailing from Virginia, Matthew Burrell is a 4-star offensive lineman who plays big at the point of attack. The 290-pounder stands nearly 6'6", plus he isn't a shabby athlete for his size.

    Burrell narrowed his list all the way down to 15 earlier this month, according to Dustin Hockensmith of PennLive.com. Schools such as Alabama, Ohio State, Auburn, Texas A&M and Florida State are among his top suitors.

    Keep an eye on the Buckeyes. 

Tarvarus McFadden, DB

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    At 6'3" and 198 pounds, Tarvarus McFadden is a 5-star defensive back who can play safety or cornerback. He uses his length and athleticism to terrorize receivers in Florida.

    McFadden appears to have whittled his list down, but only to nine schools. That doesn't even include Ohio State, as he signaled his interest in the Buckeyes to Kevin Noon of BuckeyeGrove.com (subscription required). 

    Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Clemson are programs to watch.


Kendall Sheffield, CB

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    Among the top players in Texas this year will be 5-star cornerback Kendall Sheffield. At 5'11" and 180 pounds, he is an exceptional athlete with a bright future.

    While many feel Texas A&M is the school to beat for Sheffield, that may not entirely be the case. He has visited Alabama and LSU, plus Ohio State, USC, UCLA and Oklahoma State could also see him this summer, per Jason Howell of Rivals.com (subscription required).

    Also, don't count out Texas and Baylor, according to 247Sports.

Ricky DeBerry, OLB

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    Out of all of the top-tier prospects in the country, the most open recruit is Ricky DeBerry. The Virginia native is a 4-star linebacker who is essentially still considering 20 schools.

    DeBerry visited Virginia Tech recently, with Alabama being his next stop, says Jason Stamm of HokieHaven.com (subscription required).

    He plans trim his list soon, with the idea of getting it down to five finalists before the start of his senior season.


    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.