Scout Reveals the Class of 2017 5-Star Prospects

The 2017 recruiting cycle hits high gear today and Scout unveils its five-star prospects.

                                                          Class of 2017 Five-star Prospects

Najee Harris, the top player in the country committed to Alabama almost a year ago, but he will have everyone in the country still vying for him, especially USC and UCLA, each of which he visited numerious times.

Dylan Moses, a one-time LSU commit, moved from the Baton Rouge (La.) area to Bradenton (Fla.) to attend IMG Academy. His recruitment opened up some, but LSU is still considered a favorite. Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Texas are others high on his list.

DeAngelo Gibbs stays on the road. He is close friends with Nigel Warrior, who signed with Tennessee, and Breon Dixon, a 2017 Georgia commitment. Both the Vols and the Bulldogs are very much in this race. Plenty of other schools are in as well, including Alabama, Auburn Ohio State and Mississippi. He is not planning to commit any time soon.

TeDarrell Slaton holds close to 20 offers. He is a dominant offensive lineman.  His top schools are Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Tennessee. He does not have any visits scheduled yet for 2016 and it could be close to signing day before he decides on a school.

Devon Hunter is not ready to release an official list of top schools, but Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Ohio State and Virginia Tech are standing out. His most recent visits were to Maryland and Clemson. He will visit Virginia Tech this weekend.

Foster Sarell, the top offensive tackle to come from the West since Arik Armstead in 2012, has offers from all over, but Stanford and hometown Washington are two schools on his early short list.

Trevon Grimes' top schools are Florida and Ohio State. He is from Indiana, so he has no real ties to the Sunshine State, and his favorite school for years has been Ohio State. An early decision is possible.

Austin Jackson may end up being the highest-rated prospect from Arizona since Everson Griffen was No. 1 in 2007.  Has offers from all over. USC is where his grandfather played, and he camped with the Trojans last summer.

Joseph Lewis is the first five-star from the relatively new City Section school. He holds offers from across the nation and visited visited Big 12 powers Oklahoma and Baylor as well as Notre Dame, USC and UCLA. 

Shawn Robinson, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder from Denton (Texas) Guyer, is verbally committed to TCU. He picked the hometown Horned Frogs over offers from a host of national names and fits well in the Sonny Cumbie / Doug Meachem offense.

Darnay Holmes, the son of former NFL running back Darick Holmes, is a gifted two-way prospect who has a host of offers, but USC, Stanford, Nebraska and UCLA are part of a collection of schools standing out.

Calvin Ashley committed to Auburn in late May, but plenty of schools are still in pursuit. Two of those are in his home state — Florida and Florida State. Ashley will still visit other schools to make sure of his decision.

Tate Martell, a Texas A&M commit, was a Scout First-Team Underclass All-American after leading Bishop Gorman to the No. 1 ranking on Scout.

Wyatt Davis is the best interior prospect in the country and has offers from coast to coast, and Alabama, Tennessee, California (where his older brother played), USC and UCLA are some of the early standouts.

Josh Myers, an Ohio State commit, is a mauler who plays to the whistle and dominates in the run game. He showed us at Friday Night Lights and The Opening Regional last summer his pass protection is there as well.

Anthony Hines, a 6-3, 220-pounder from Plano (Texas) East, could be the most heavily recruited prospect in the country. He has more than 75 offers. Alabama, Ohio State, Texas, Baylor, TCU, UCLA, Texas A&M, and a host of others are in the running for Hines.

Lamont Wade, a new five-star prosepct, was at Ohio State's junior day over the weekend and is planning more visits. He already made trips to PittsburghPenn State and Tennessee, and the physical, lock down cornerback will be at Vanderbilt this weekend.

Jeffrey Okudah, a 6-2, 200-pound safety from Grand Prairie (Texas) South, has a top 10 of Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, Ohio State, Stanford and Oklahoma. He has offers from each school.

A.J. Epenesa, an Iowa commit, is 6-5, 260 pounds and can easily dunk a basketball. He bends and moves like a smaller player. He also plays the game with great intensity and a higher motor, and is really a complete defensive end prospect.


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