South: Three add fourth star

Scout will continue to update the 2012 rankings throughout January, but after only about a month of the 2011 season, three prospects out of the South have added a fourth. Find out who they are and why here.

Three new prospects have added a fourth star beside their name on Scout and the trio is featured here.

New Four Stars
Ereck Flowers – 6-6/310 - OT – Miami, Fla. - Norland
Recruiting: Committed to Miami.
My Take: Flowers showed signs of being a good lineman a year ago, but he has continued to work, continued to develop, and he has become one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Florida. That is saying a lot this year with the depth they have at that position. He has very good bend, he fires off the ball well, and he is strong at the point of attack. He still can improve how he holds his blocks and his overall technique, but his upside looks to be very high.
Francis Kallon – 6-5/241 – DE – Lawrenceville, Ga. - Central Gwinnett
Recruiting: Committed to Georgia Tech.
My Take: Kallon is in his first year of football and he has taken off. After college coaches stopped by and saw him in the spring, many of them offered immediately. He has the body that draw him a lot of attention, but his effort on the field will do the same. He knows one speed, that is, as fast as he can go. He gets off the ball well, he gets his long arms in passing lanes, his pad level is solid, and he moves very well for a guy his size. He still needs to get stronger at the point of attack, he needs to work on his moves off the ball, and he needs to continue to develop physically, but he is only going to get better with experience.
Derrick Raymond – 6-0/166 – CB – Metairie, La. - East Jefferson
Recruiting: Committed to LSU.
My Take: Due to transfer rules, Raymond has not been on the high school football field playing games since he was a freshman. LSU was still able to find him and they found a good one. Raymond is a corner with good hips, great straight-line speed, and good ability to recover. He is still on the lean side and needs to develop more physically, but he is a cover guy with hips, speed, and length, those are hard to find.
Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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