Bone's Best: Top 40

The top high school prospects in the state of Alabama see a monthly update with 10 players added to the list this month. The list continues until 'Bone's Best: Top 60' is released in July. The South Showcase Combine tour in a couple of cities in Alabama provided a closer look at several players on the bubble with more expected to make the list next month.

Alabama: Top 40

1. Reuben Foster, linebacker Auburn
2. Dee Liner, defensive end, Muscle Shoals
3. O.J. Howard, tight end, Autauga Academy
4. Ardarius Stewart, athlete, Fultondale
5. Grant Hill, offensive tackle, Huntsville
6. Austin Golson, offensive tackle, Prattville
7. Jason Smith, athlete, McGill-Toolen
8. Earnest Robinson, wide receiver, Pinson Valley
9. Deon Johnson, wide receiver, Spanish Fort
10. Jeremy Johnson, quarterback, Carver-Montgomery
11. Rod Crayton, defensive tackle, Dadeville
12. Bradley Bozeman, offensive tackle, Handley
13. Cameron Luper, athlete, Auburn
14. Kamryn Melton, cornerback, Dothan
15. Cameron Toney, linebacker, Huntsville
16. Marquez White, cornerback, Northview
17. B.J. Hammond, wide receiver, Gadsden City
18. DeAndre Woods, wide receiver, Clay-Chalkville
19. Johnathan Ford, running back, New Hope
20. Nate Andrews, wide receiver, Fairhope
21. Jarren Johnson, wide receiver, Jackson
22. Ulric Jones, defensive tackle, Oxford
23. Carl Lee, wide receiver, McGill-Toolen
24. Jordan Huff, running back, St. Paul's
25. T.J. McCollum, safety, Clay-Chalkville
26. Rashawn Smith, outside linebacker, Florence
27. James Cox, wide receiver, Northridge
28. Cameron Fraser, offensive tackle, Central Phenix City
29. Trent Simpson, defensive end, Oxford
30. Tony Whitehead, wide receiver, Paul W. Byrant
31. Tevin Watters, athlete, Thomasville
32. Noah Armstrong, offensive tackle, Lawrence County
33. Jordan Howard, running back, Gardendale
34. Jonathan Cook, cornerback, Spanish Fort
35. Zach Cunningham, outside linebacker, Pinson Valley
36. Jordan Chunn, running back, Madison County
37. Gerald Sterling, defensive end, Aliceville
38. Siran Neal, athlete, Abbeville
39. Shaun Rupert, cornerback, Montgomery-Carver
40. Jamie Major, outside linebacker, Piedmont

Big mover

Cameron Fraser, offensive tackle from Central High School in Phenix City, jumps on the list with a chance to move even higher before July's release. Fraser was the top offensive lineman at the South Showcase Combine in Oxford. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect has played football for only two years. Arkansas and South Florida have extended offers with others showing interest including Alabama and Georgia. He plans to attend several camps this summer, and the offer list should blossom in the next few months.

Gaining momentum

Gerald Sterling, tight end/defensive end from Aliceville, Ala., has a great chance to explode this spring/summer. He is in a similar situation to Alabama signee Darren Lake a year ago. A lot of schools have been unaware of him, but the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder will showcase his talent in summer camps.

Oxford's 'other' lineman

Trent Simpson, defensive end, is starting to gain some attention. He has excellent size and quickness off the ball. He plays with an aggressive motor. He needs to add more weight and continue to get stronger. He recently added an offer from Mississippi State.

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