(Above left) Stellar athlete Ezekiel Knight is in town this weekend for his official visit. Knight expects to start his college career at wide receiver, where he was dominant in high school. But many see just as much--if not more--success for him at linebacker. Knight has work to do to become qualified.
Aaron McDaniel played mostly quarterback this past season for Fort Payne, but he'll probably work as either a receiver or defensive back at Alabama. He's relatively tall, fast and elusive with the football. McDaniel was behind in qualifying, but the latest reports have him making significant progress.
Statistically Will Oakley was one of the very best receivers in the entire state of Florida. Fast, hard-nosed and a good leaper, Oakley moved from defensive back to receiver this year with amazing results. He could be the steal of the class. Oakley is an excellent student and should qualify easily.
Rated by Scott Kennedy of TheInsiders.com as the top offensive tackle prospect in the state, B.J. Stabler is seen as a virtual "can't miss" offensive line prospect, at least in terms of playing time. He has good size and excellent footwork. Stabler is expected to have no problem qualifying.
Virtually every recruiting analyst rated Nikita Stover the top offensive prospect in the state. A fluid, graceful runner who can jump through the roof, Stover also has excellent hands. If he's able to get qualified (which he's working at), then Stover has a chance to play as a true freshman.
The best receiving tight end prospect in the state, Nick Walker sometimes dominated games for Pike County. He's tall and physical with soft hands, which was frankly too much for most high school DBs to handle. One of the top students in his high school, Walker is expected to qualify.
Given Hoover High School's repeat state championship and Wilson's impressive passing stats, it's fair to say that John Parker Wilson is one of the more underrated players in the state. He hopes to play both quarterback and baseball at Alabama and has a chance to be drafted by Major League Baseball. Wilson should qualify easily.