Kelcy Quarles is currently ranked as the No. 32 defensive end in the country by Scout.com.
5 – DL Kelcy Quarles (Greenwood)
A force on the defensive line, Quarles has long arms and a great burst off the line. He has a very high energy motor and is active in the trenches. Kelcy still has concerns that he may not possess the natural frame/size to play DT at the next level and is an end/tackle tweener.
LEAN: Committed to South Carolina, likely firm despite the fact he make take other official visits.
STOCK: Holding steady due to inactivity during the camp circuit; will need to wait until the season for re-evaluation.
PREVIOUS RANK: 4
Clemson verbal commitment Martavis Bryant is currently ranked as the No. 17 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com.
4 – WR Martavis Bryant (T.L. Hanna)
Bryant has unbelievable speed for a player of his size and is able to do it all at the WR position. In limited action this camp season, Bryant continued to impress, but his most outstanding quality was how physically developed and ready for the college game he is.
LEAN: Committed to Clemson, firm.
STOCK: Up slightly due to how physically impressive he is, did nothing to hurt his already high stock.
PREVIOUS RANK: 3
A bigger-bodied end, Willis has a lower center of gravity and could grow into a tackle.
3 – DL Brandon Willis (Byrnes) Though not as dominant on the camp trail as his fellow Byrnes defensive lineman, Corey Miller, Willis was still very impressive. He is just beginning to reach his potential and still has a great deal of upside. Furthermore, his versatility and ability to play either defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level sets him apart.
LEAN: FSU appears to be the team to beat with Cal, UCLA, UNC, and Tenn all trailing.
STOCK: Holding steady as he performed very well in the camp circuit, did nothing to hurt his already very high stock.
PREVIOUS RANK: 2
One of the best corners in the entire nation, Fulton is the complete package and could be a lock down player at the next level.
2 – CB Johnavon Fulton (Manning)
While possessing great size and burst for a corner, he use to have questions regarding his cover skills. Simply put, he buried any of those questions this summer. One of the best corners in the entire nation, Fulton is the complete package and could be a lock down player at the next level.
LEAN: A recent red carpet experience in Columbia put SCAR on top, but Bama will be in this one until the end.
STOCK: Biggest riser in the entire state, Fulton should contend for a place in the top 100 nationally.
PREVIOUS RANK: 11
Marcus Lattimore is currently ranked as the No. 1 running back in the nation by Scout.com.
1 – RB Marcus Lattimore (Byrnes)
He has looked great in the camps he has attended this summers showcasing why he is one of the more complete backs by flashing his good receiving skills out of the backfield. Though I think he is still overvalued on the national scene, he remains easily the top player in the state.
LEAN: Recently named a Top 5, though the instate Gamecocks remain the team to beat.
STOCK: Up since last evaluation due to excellent camp performances.