2014: Six 5-stars in the South

Fox Sports Next has named a dozen prospects in the 2014 class as 5-stars and half of those are from the South.

Cameron Robinson | 6-6/335 | OT | Monroe (La.) West Monroe
Ranking: No. 1 OT | No. 2 overall
Robinson is an elite offensive tackle and he is the total package at that position. He plays light on his feet, he has long arms, he is a strong run blocker who can get to the second level while holding down the edge to protect his quarterback's blindside. Not many project better than this young man.

Marlon Humphrey | 6-0/174 | CB | Hoover (Ala.) Hoover
Ranking: No. 1 CB | No. 4 overall
Humphrey picked off a pass against South Panola in the 2011 season opener and he did the same this year late in August. He is rarely tested, but when it comes his way, he makes plays. He can cover, he has length, he can tackle, and he knows the game.

Leonard Fournette | 6-1/210 | RB | New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine
Ranking: No. 1 RB | No. 6 overall
Fournette is a running back who has been known for years in Louisiana, but he hit the national scene a year ago. He is a big back with some speed and power. He can catch the ball out of the backfield and he is known for getting stronger as the game progresses.

Sony Michel | 5-11/205 | RB | Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage
Ranking: No. 2 RB | No. 8 overall
Michel is like a living legend in the state of Florida. He ran for over 1,500 yards on the varsity level when in eighth grade and he is one of the best in the country. He is coming off a torn ACL and things are going well. He runs with a mix of grace and power and can break the big run from anywhere on the field.

Gerald Willis | 6-4/260 | DE | New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
Ranking: No. 2 DE | No. 9 overall
Willis is a very active defensive end and he has shown he has the ability to play the run and get after the quarterback. He has been known to over-pursue plays and be a little too aggressive, but he has improved in that area this season. He is strong at the point of attack and he has active hands.

Laurence Jones | 6-2/210 | S | Monroe (La.) West Neville
Ranking: No. 3 S | No. 12 overall
Neville puts Jones on the opposing teams best receiver right now and he is a strong cornerback on the high school level, but he projects as a safety on the next level. He is a very physical player with great ball skills. He is very explosive.

To see the early 2014 rankings on Fox Sports Next, click here.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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