Predicting Where Every Uncommitted 2016 Army All American Recruit Will Sign

Sanjay Kirpalani@@SanjayKirpalaniNational Recruiting AnalystJanuary 4, 2016

Predicting Where Every Uncommitted 2016 Army All American Recruit Will Sign

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    2016 5-Star TE Isaac Nauta is one of a handful of recruits who will commit during the US Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
    2016 5-Star TE Isaac Nauta is one of a handful of recruits who will commit during the US Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.Credit: 247Sports

    The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place this weekend featuring a collection of the nation’s top college football recruits in action. 

    Included in that group are a number of prospects who have yet to make a decision on where they will be playing this fall. 

    A few recruits, such as 5-star tight end Isaac Nauta, will be making their selections during Saturday’s game.

    Which other players still have a decision to make less than a month before signing day, and where will they be going? 

    Let’s take a look and predict where every uncommitted US Army All-American will end up.

    Players listed in alphabetical order.

4-Star TE Devin Asiasi

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    Two teams appear to be separating from the pack of schools trying to land 4-star athlete Devin Asiasi.

    As noted by Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, UCLA and Washington are the two programs trending with him.

    The Bruins hosted him on an official visit, and the Huskies will be his first visit in January when the dead period concludes.

    It looks to be a close battle, but the Bruins may hold the slightest of edges due to being the in-state option. 


4-Star DT Ross Blacklock

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    Back in October, 4-star defensive tackle Ross Blacklock named a top five that included Houston, LSU, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas A&M.

    The Aggies have been the presumed favorites, and they hosted him on an official visit last month. 

    Trips to Alabama and TCU await him in January, but at this time, the Aggies seem to be the team with the most momentum in his recruitment. 


5-Star DT Derrick Brown

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    Alabama and Mississippi State have already hosted 5-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown for two of his official visits.

    Georgia (Jan. 15), Auburn (Jan. 22) and Tennessee (Jan. 29) will get his final three visits before national signing day. 

    The race to land Brown, who tallied 101 tackles and 17.5 sacks as a junior, will be a fierce battle. However, the homestanding Georgia Bulldogs will be tough for Brown to turn down in the end.

    PREDICTION: Georgia

4-Star DE Brian Burns

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    Florida, Florida State and Georgia are the three teams duking it out for 4-star defensive end Brian Burns.

    Burns, who has recorded 135 tackles and 28 sacks over the last two seasons, has already scheduled visits to see the Bulldogs (Jan. 15) and the Gators (Jan. 23), according to Josh Newberg of Noles247.

    The Seminoles could become a bigger factor if he visits them before making a decision, but the Gators seem to be in the driver's seat with Burns as things currently stand.

    PREDICTION: Florida

4-Star ATH Marquez Callaway

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    As Wiltfong notes, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee will receive January visits from 4-star athlete Marquez Callaway in January. 

    While Callaway could play receiver or defensive back in college, he will line up in the secondary during Saturday's game. 

    Considering Tennessee was able to get him on campus for multiple visits last year, the Vols seem to have the edge on landing Callaway in the end.

    PREDICTION: Tennessee 

4-Star WR Dylan Crawford

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    According to Wiltfong, 4-star receiver Dylan Crawford is expected to be one of the players announcing his commitment this weekend. 

    Crawford has 20 offers to his credit, with programs such as Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA among his group of favorites.

    He took official visits last fall to both Michigan and Oregon. The Wolverines seem to be the squad that is trending with the Golden State playmaker heading into his announcement.

    PREDICTION: Michigan

4-Star WR Donnie Corley

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    Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Tennessee are the main programs in the mix with 4-star wide receiver Donnie Corley.

    The Spartans have been considered the favorite with Corley throughout his process, but as Wiltfong notes, Ohio State is a school that has made a strong push with the Michigan standout. 

    If he does announce this weekend, the Buckeyes could be in a great spot with Corley. 

    PREDICTION: Ohio State

4-Star OL Matt Farniok

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    A battle between three Big Ten schools is playing out in the recruitment of 4-star offensive lineman Matt Farniok.

    The South Dakota big man visited Nebraska officially last month, with trips to Michigan State and Iowa on deck for later this month. Florida State is another school that has been mentioned with Farniok, but he's yet to schedule a trip to Tallahassee.

    While his upcoming visits could cause some movement in his process, right now, the Cornhuskers appear to be the leader in the clubhouse.

    PREDICTION: Nebraska

4-Star LB Brendan Ferns

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    Notre Dame, Penn State and West Virginia are all in the running to land 4-star linebacker and Ohio native Brendan Ferns.

    According to Wiltfong, the Nittany Lions are beginning to make a move with Ferns and will host him on an official visit on the weekend of Jan. 22.

    The Mountaineers are also a factor since he has an older brother currently on the team. 

    PREDICTION: Penn State

4-Star ATH Jordan Fuller

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    Notre Dame hosted 4-star athlete Jordan Fuller last month, and he will officially visit Ohio State and Michigan in the first two weekends after the dead period ends. 

    Penn State and Rutgers are also in the mix with Fuller, who could play receiver or defensive back in college. 

    As Wiltfong notes, Fuller prefers to play corner at the next level. While that part of Fuller's recruitment is settled, his destination is still very much a mystery that will be sorted out in the coming weeks. 

    PREDICTION: Ohio State 

5-Star ATH Mecole Hardman Jr.

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    Georgia is the school that most people believed has been the leader for 5-star athlete Mecole Hardman Jr, but the coaching change in Athens has opened the door for him to check out his other options. 

    However, as BamaOnline's Hank South notes, Alabama is the school that has taken over as the leader in his recruitment.

    Tennessee is another school that has been active with Hardman for a long time. While the Tide are currently in front, it would still be a shock if Hardman landed somewhere other than Athens on signing day.

    PREDICTION: Georgia

4-Star CB Lavert Hill

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    Penn State was initially going to be the final destination for 4-star corner Lavert Hill, but he backed off an early pledge to the Nittany Lions in November. 

    Hill has already visited Michigan and Tennessee last month, and he has trips to Miami, Michigan State and USC lined up for his final three trips before signing day. 

    While the out-of-state schools will give him something to think about, this likely comes down to in-state rivals in the Wolverines and the Spartans. 

    PREDICTION: Michigan

5-Star LB Mique Juarez

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    USC was the original destination for 5-star linebacker Mique Juarez, but he reopened his recruitment in the middle of last season.

    Ryan Bartow of 247Sports reported that Ole Miss, UCLA and Washington are the three schools that are sticking out to Juarez currently.

    UCLA has been the presumed favorite since his decommitment, and the Bruins could be in good shape to land the No. 2 prospect from the Golden State.


4-Star ATH Jack Jones

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    Last year, USC had to sweat out the recruitment of former Poly High School star Iman Marshall, who ultimately selected the Trojans on signing day. 

    This year, the Trojans are pursuing another stud from the Long Beach, California, powerhouse program in 4-star athlete Jack Jones.

    Texas A&M and UCLA are also pursuing Jones, but the Trojans will be tough to beat out for Jones down the stretch. 


5-Star LB Caleb Kelly

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    Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon and Notre Dame have all hosted 5-star linebacker Caleb Kelly on official visits that took place during the season. 

    As Wiltfong detailed, the Sooners are the favorite with the Irish giving chase. 

    Given Oklahoma's success in recruiting the state of California in recent years, the Sooners look to be in a great spot to land the state's No. 4 prospect in the 2016 cycle. 

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma 

4-Star CB David Long

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    In the aftermath of his decommitment from Stanford, Michigan and Washington have emerged as the two favorites for 4-star corner David Long.

    He visited the Wolverines officially in October, and he's slated to see the Huskies on the weekend of Jan. 15. 

    Wiltfong notes that the race between the two schools is close and could go either way. With the Huskies getting his last visit, that could tilt the scales in their favor.

    PREDICTION: Washington

P Marshall Long

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    Punter Marshall Long had an offer from Army and a handful of walk-on opportunities, but that recently changed as he earned an offer from Virginia Tech, as detailed by Evan Watkins of 247Sports.

    Barring any other late offers, all signs seem to point to Long ending up in Blacksburg.

    PREDICTION: Virginia Tech 

4-Star WR Javon McKinley

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    Notre Dame is the school that appears to be in the driver's seat for 4-star receiver Javon McKinley, who could announce this weekend, per Wiltfong.

    Oregon and Washington, both of whom were able to host McKinley during the season on official visits, are also in the mix. 

    McKinley is an explosive playmaker who hauled in 53 passes for 1,145 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. 

    PREDICTION: Notre Dame

4-Star OL Tramonda Moore

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    UCLA and Oklahoma have already landed officials from 4-star offensive lineman Tramonda Moore.

    He has a pair of trips coming up later this month to Alabama and Oklahoma State. 

    As James Hale of 247Sports notes, Moore was blown away by his last visit to Norman. It appears as if the Sooners will be hard to beat out in the end for the in-state big man.

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma

4-Star CB Trayvon Mullen

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    Florida State and LSU are two schools who have consistently been in the picture with 4-star corner Trayvon Mullen.

    The Seminoles had Mullen in last month on an official visit, and the Tigers will host him on the weekend of Jan. 23. He's also taken officials to Louisville and TCU, plus a visit to Clemson is on a week before his visit to Baton Rouge. 

    However, the Seminoles appear to be in good shape to keep Mullen from leaving his home state for college. 

    PREDICTION: Florida State

4-Star CB Byron Murphy

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    Arizona State is actively trying to fend off out-of-state schools such as Texas A&M, USC and Washington to keep 4-star corner Byron Murphy close to home to play his college football. 

    Murphy has already taken official visits to all four schools, but his final destination still seems to be a bit of a mystery. 

    While it's certainly possible the top-rated player in Arizona leaves the state, the hunch here is that the Sun Devils find a way to land him in the end.

    PREDICTION: Arizona State

5-Star TE Isaac Nauta

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    Ever since he backed off an early pledge to Florida State, 5-star tight end Isaac Nauta has been linked to Georgia as his eventual landing spot.

    Nauta, who is originally from Buford, Georgia, will decide on Saturday between the Bulldogs or heading to either Alabama or Michigan. 

    While all three schools have their positives, it's hard to see Nauta passing on the chance to return to his home state for college.

    PREDICTION: Georgia 

4-Star RB Kyle Porter

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    Arkansas, Oregon, TCU, Texas and Wisconsin are among the schools in the running for 4-star running back Kyle Porter.

    Porter, who rushed for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior, could emerge as a top target for Texas now that fellow 4-star running back Devwah Whaley committed to Arkansas, as detailed by EJ Holland of Horns247.

    He also has an official visit scheduled to Wisconsin on the final weekend before signing day. If Texas turns up the heat on Porter, the Horns could be a tough option for Porter to turn down. 

    PREDICTION: Texas 

4-Star Ahmmon Richards

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    Even though he decommitted from Miami, 4-star receiver Ahmmon Richards is still considering the Hurricanes along with SEC powers Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee.

    According to AuburnUndercover's Keith Niebuhr, Richards will visit Miami, Alabama and Tennessee on the last three weekends before signing day. He's already taken an official visit to Auburn.

    While he's still open, Miami's hire of Mark Richt has given the Canes a boost with South Florida prospects, and Richards is a prime example of the type of prospects Richt will be looking to keep at home. 


5-Star ATH Demetris Robertson

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    According to Tom Loy of 247Sports, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and Stanford are the four finalists for 5-star athlete Demetris Robertson.

    The Peach State athlete was once committed to the Crimson Tide, and he could end up back in the fold with the Tide's 2016 class. 

    As Loy noted, Stanford will become a major threat to land Robertson if he obtains the test scores needed for admission. With a race seemingly wide open, Robertson's recruitment will heat up over final weeks before signing day. 

    PREDICTION: Stanford

4-Star DE Jeffery Simmons

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    Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee are the programs heavily in the mix with 4-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons.

    He's already taken an official visit to Knoxville, and he's unofficially visited his other finalists on multiple occasions.

    There's no clear leader in Simmons' recruitment at this time, and it's tough to get one of the top players from the Magnolia State away from the in-state schools. However, Alabama may be equipped to do just that and land Mississippi's top prospect in the end.

    PREDICTION: Alabama

4-Star OL John Simpson

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    A battle is brewing between in-state rivals Clemson and South Carolina for 4-star offensive lineman John Simpson.

    Simpson has already taken an official visit to LSU and will take trips to Florida [Jan. 15], Clemson [Jan. 22] and Alabama [Jan. 29].

    However, this recruitment looks as if it will come down to the in-state programs, with the Tigers seeming to hold the edge at the moment.

    PREDICTION: Clemson 

4-Star WR Binjimen Victor

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    Official visits to Tennessee and Florida are on tap later this month for 4-star wide receiver Binjimen Victor

    He's already taken trips to Ohio State and West Virginia during the season. 

    However, as Wiltfong notes, the two teams that seem to be out in front for the South Florida playmaker are the Gators and the Buckeyes.

    The Buckeyes are a legit threat, but the Gators get the last visit, which could make a big difference in the end.

    PREDICTION: Florida

4-Star S Nigel Warrior

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    Tennessee will try to hold off powers such as Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Ohio State for 4-star safety Nigel Warrior.

    The Vols will get Warrior's final official visit on the weekend of Jan. 29. 

    However, as Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 notes, the one school that has turned the heat up on Warrior is Alabama.

    The Tide are in a great position to land Warrior, but the Vols' landing the final official visit could help them fend off their heated rival in the end.

    PREDICTION: Tennessee 

3-Star CB Malek Young

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    After decommitting from Georgia, 3-star corner Malek Young has visits lined up for later this month to Clemson, Louisville and Miami, per Wiltfong.

    In particular, the Hurricanes seem to be trending with Young now that Richt has arrived in Coral Gables.

    Ohio State is another school involved with Young, but barring a late shift in his recruitment, Young seems to be destined to stay close to home for college.


    Sanjay Kirpalani is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes obtained firsthand and all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.