South Rankings Update

The Scout rankings were updated on May 15 and some new names moved into the Scout300, some prospects moved into the Top 100, and you can get the latest here.

New to the Scout 100

Demarcus Walker moved into the Scout100 in May and it was after Scout saw him compete at the NIKE Football Training Camp in Orlando, Fla. that we knew he would be in there.

He has gained around 25 pounds and he is not at 6-feet, 4-inches tall, and weighing around 280 pounds. He has not lost any of his quickness and he is playing with a lot more strength and better leverage. He could continue to rise this fall. He is currently sitting at no. 70.

Others who moved into the Top 100 were Larenz Bryant (no. 92), Josh McNeil (no. 97), and Kelsey Griffin (no. 100).

Bryant is an outside linebacker out of Vance in Charlotte, N.C. and he was extremely impressive at the NIKE Football Training Camp in Charlotte recently. He showed great lateral movement, the ability to drop into coverage, and great range at close to 210 pounds.

McNeil is a tight end out of Hillside in Durham, N.C. and he has emerged as one of the best after only one season playing football. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, he is extremely athletic, he can run, he can catch, and he has a very high ceiling.

Griffin is a very strong interior defensive lineman out of Mill Creek in Hoschton, Ga. He plays with great leverage, shows great initial punch, and his hands are very active.

In and Out of the Scout 300

When prospects move into the Scout300, others must move out.

There was not a lot of change here, but four new names added that fourth star beside their names.

Melvin Jones, a middle linebacker out of Lake Charles (La.) Washington/Marion Magnet moved up to no. 174 in the country. He is a big linebacker with good instincts.

Offensive tackle Shamire DeVine is a 6-foot-6, 335 pound Peach State prospect (East Point) that showed he could play with the big boys this spring. He dominated multiple camps after dropping a few pounds and getting stronger. He is no. 200.

Asiantii Woulard is a quarterback with a lot of natural talent. He only has played that position for a year, but he has improved a lot since the end of last season. The 6-foot-4, 215 pound signal caller out of Winter Park (Fla.) has a very strong arm, he looks much more comfortable in the pocket, and he has a lot of upside. He is now ranked at no. 235.

Jackson, Ga. defensive lineman Jay Woods has added close to 30 pounds and that has helped him take his game to another level. He has very active hands, he could play inside or outside on the next level depending on the type of front that school runs, and he moved into the Scout300 at no. 299.

Joe Fennell, Marquez Grayson, Deon Johnson, and Will Likely all moved out of the Scout300.

Quick Hitters

  • McGill-Toolen (Ala.) athlete Jason Smith moved from quarterback to wide receiver this cycle. He is a play-maker with big offers.

  • Florida commitment Caleb Brantley moved into the top 200 this cycle. He is not rated the no. 172 prospect in America.

  • Running back Alex Collins made a move up to no. 161. He is committed to Miami, but still looking around.

  • Ashton Shumpert was moved from running back to safety. The Fulton (Miss.) native sits at no. 157.
    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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