They are extremely well coached, they will go into college as well prepared as any high school kids can be, and they have a few players playing on Sundays down the road.
After watching tape and evaluating prospects live, I have a top five or maybe I should call it, a Fab Five from this years team.
Recruiting: Committed to Florida State
Scouting Report: Golson is a prototypical tackle on the high school level and he looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. He has a nice slide kick in pass coverage, he fires off the ball well in run situations, and he has very good bend. He needs to continue to develop physically and continue to get stronger, but he has the tools to be one of the best in his class at his position.
Recruiting: Committed to Florida State, but will take other visits. He still talks to Alabama and Auburn.
Scouting Report: Shanks is a big body in the middle of a defense. He could likely play the defensive tackle or nose guard position on the next level, but he may be better suited for nose guard. He eats up space, he will draw multiple offensive linemen there, and he will free up other defenders behind him to make plays. He is a good leverage player and he can help collapse the pocket, but he needs to improve his lateral movement and explosiveness off the ball.
Recruiting: Committed to Alabama.
Scouting Report: Thomas is a gifted athlete with speed to burn. He actually has a strong enough arm to play quarterback on the next level and he makes good decisions under center, but his size will likely cause him to be moved. Wide receiver, specifically slot receiver will likely be where he plays on the next level. He is very shifty, he has a good burst, and he has top end speed that keeps him from hardly ever being caught from behind.
Recruiting: Committed to Wake Forest.
Scouting Report: Vason is a player and he plays bigger and more physical than most think when they see him step onto the field. He plays corner without any fear, he likes being on an island, and he can cover. He also is a good tackler. He does need to improve his back pedal, get stronger and add weight to help him closer to the line, but he is a legit cornerback.
Recruiting: Committed to Arkansas State.
Scouting Report: Whitlow is a versatile athlete that can run and throw. Not only could he be a dual-threat quarterback in college, but he could play wide receiver as well because of his size and athleticism. He has a solid arm, he sees the field well, and he has good mobility. When all is said and done, he could be a real steal for someone in the 2012 class.