Updated SC Top 25: 14-6

An updated look at the top 25 prospects in South Carolina for the class of 2010 - including a few surprises along the way.

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Joe Craig is currently ranked as the No. 67 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com.
14 – WR Joe Craig (Gaffney)
A great athlete and electric in the open field, Craig is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. He is a do-it-all player that had his offense funneled through him and his abilities. He has legitimate size to be a slot receiver at the next level and is one of the fastest prospects in the state. He does need a lot of work in being a better receiver in terms of polish, route running, and footwork.

LEAN: Committed to Clemson, firm.

STOCK: Slightly up after a strong showing in the 7-on-7 drills, but will need to prove in game situations he is a receiver and not just an athlete.

PREVIOUS RANK: 14


Justin Parker is one of the top prospects still on Clemson's defensive board for the 2010 recruiting class.
13 – MLB Justin Parker (Beaufort)
Parker is easily the best linebacker in the state and it isn't close. He has great size and a college ready body that should allow him to contribute early. Justin is outstanding in coverage, especially for a larger backer. His athleticism and sideline-to-sideline ability was not as impressive as previously thought and may be limited to playing solely ILB as opposed to OLB.

LEAN: Instate battle between Clem and SCAR with neither team having a lead.

STOCK: Slightly down due to his lack of athleticism and lateral agility, though he is still a top flight prospect.

PREVIOUS RANK: 13


Justin Parker is one of the top prospects still on Clemson's defensive board for the 2010 recruiting class.
12 – OG Kalon Davis (Chester)
Davis is undeniably the most physically imposing prospect in the state standing at a monstrous 6'6" and 330+ lbs. He has very light and quick feet and a nasty demeanor in the trenches. Davis has good athleticism and plays tackle at the high school level, but is likely a guard in college. He will need extensive work on reshaping his body by shedding the "baby fat" and adding functional muscle.

LEAN: Committed to Clemson, firm.

STOCK: One of the biggest risers in the state after showing his quickness, athleticism and nastiness. Carries his 330 lbs. well and may be able to play near that weight.

PREVIOUS RANK: 16


Eric Mack is currently ranked as the No. 6 offensive guard in the country according to Scout.com.
11 – OG Eric Mack (Calhoun County)
Mack is somewhat of an enigma. At times, he appears to be absolutely dominant and at others he seems to disappear. He has a great frame and body that should allow him to contribute at the next level earlier in his career than most o-line prospects. He needs to work on technique, footwork, and punch at the point of attack, but when he is on, he is one of the better guard prospects in the southeast.

LEAN: Committed to South Carolina, firm.

STOCK: Holding steady due to inactivity during the camp circuit; will need to wait until the season for re-evaluation.

PREVIOUS RANK: 9


Dexter Morant, who is committed to Georgia, is currently ranked as the No. 33 defensive end in the country according to Scout.com.
10 – DE Dexter Morant (Manning)
Morant is a prospect that is all about potential. He is extremely raw in his pass rushing technique and needs vast improvement in the weight room, especially in the lower body. However, his pure athletic talent is undeniable. He has a tremendous explosion, a great frame for adding weight, long arms and a world of upside. While he may take a couple of years to make an impact, he could be very good.

LEAN: Committed to Georgia, firm.

STOCK: Up after strong showings in camp circuits, especially in the one-on-one drills. Very raw, but great athleticism.

PREVIOUS RANK: 12


A.J. Cann is the most physically gifted and talented offensive lineman in the state for the class of 2010.
9 – C A.J. Cann (Bamberg-Ehrhardt)
Cann is the most physically gifted and talented offensive lineman in the state. Possessing great athleticism for an offensive center, some teams liked his explosion off the ball so much they had him pegged as a smallish, penetrating DT. He does have major concerns about his size as he is undersized for an SEC lineman and has a smallish frame that may not allow for much further bulk.

LEAN: Committed to South Carolina, firm.

STOCK: Holding steady due to inactivity during the camp circuit; will need to wait until the season for re-evaluation.

PREVIOUS RANK: 8


Bashaud Breeland could play either safety or corner once he gets to Clemson next summer.
8 – DB Bashaud Breeland (Allendale Fairfax)
Breeland is a good athlete with a physically impressive build. Clemson was targeting him for the defensive side of the ball and with his open field athleticism and penchant for big hitting, he appeared destined for safety. However, his man-to-man cover skills were extremely impressive in camp and has the ability to play the larger, run-supporting, physical corner position at the next level.

LEAN: Committed to Clemson, firm.

STOCK: On the rise due to his versatility and better than anticipated cover skills/hip flexibility. Has the ability to play any of the DB positions.

PREVIOUS RANK: 10


Byrnes defensive end Corey Miller remains firm in his verbal commitment to Florida State.
7 – DE Corey Miller (Byrnes)
Miller was perhaps the single most impressive South Carolina player in camps. He has great size and could play either strong or weak side defensive end. Corey is very developed physically and concerns have arisen that he may not have much more room to improve and he is close to achieving his maximum potential. LEAN: Committed to Florida State, firm.

STOCK: Holding steady; his stock would be up due to his great camp performances, but limited upside hurts his stock, thus evening out.

PREVIOUS RANK: 7


While his most natural position may still be safety, "Nuke" showed why he is so coveted at receiver by dominating the 7-on-7 tournament in Clemson.
6 – WR DeAndre Hopkins (Daniel)
Hopkins is the best athlete instate this year. While his most natural position may still be safety, "Nuke" showed why he is so coveted at receiver by dominating the 7-on-7 tournament in Clemson. He hauled in circus catch after circus catch and was a touchdown machine showing excellent hands and balls skills.

LEAN: Committed to Clemson, firm.

STOCK: Up due to his amazing performance at WR, but will need to prove it in live competition this year to significantly move up.

PREVIOUS RANK: 5

Stay tuned for No. 5 all the way up to No. 1, set for release Thursday.

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