Quick Take: Tim Jernigan

Taking a look at the best players in the class of 2011 one would be foolish to not include defensive tackle Tim Jernigan. Currently the nation's top ranked defensive tackle, Jernigan is a blend of power and quickness. At 6-2 and 280-pounds opposing offensive linemen couldn't handle him.

Tim Jernigan ended his junior season with more than 130 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles two of which he returned for touchdowns. He is your prototype defensive tackle and college coaches are drooling over him.

Holding offers from basically everyone in America Jernigan can hand pick his college destination.

From Lake City (FL) Columbia North one team is the clear cut leader at this stage of the game, the Florida Gators. Jernigan gets my vote for the nation's top high school football player regardless of position.

Scout.com Take:

Jernigan has all the tools you look for in an elite defensive lineman. He is very powerful, he moves extremely well, and he has a high motor. He can work on the use of his hands, his pad level, and his moves off the ball, but he has great size, great feet, great quickness, great change of direction, and ideal size to play defensive tackle on the next level. - South Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons

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