Simmons: Stock Up in Florida

After watching over 400 prospects compete at Nike Football Training Camps in the state of Florida, many will make moves in the Scout rankings. Here are 10 that really impressed enough to see their stock improve.

It is hard to say how much a prospect's ranking will change because the rankings are very fluid and are constantly changing on Scout, but here are 10 prospects in the 2014 class that competed in Orlando or Miami that should see their ranking ascend in a positive way later on this spring.

Trevor Darling | 4-star OT | Miami Central (Fla.) | Miami commitment
Darling was the most impressive offensive tackle at either camp in Florida. He plays light on his feet at 6-6/328, he uses those long arms to his advantage, and he is making a push for a top 100 prospect in the country. To see how it has all come together for Darling is impressive.

Duke Dawson | 3-star CB | Dixie County (Fla.) | Florida commitment
Dawson is a very physical defensive back pushing 200 pounds. He plays like he looks. He does not show that elite short space quickness, but he can play physical close to the ball. He likes to hit and he has good speed in the secondary. Scout likes him a little more as a safety at this time.

Johnnie Dixon | 3-star WR | Dwyer (Fla.)
Dixon just gets open and catches the football. There is nothing real flashy about his game, but he is strong off the ball, he tracks the ball well, and he has very strong hands. He looks thick for a receiver, but he still moves very well. He is as consistent as they come.

Poona Ford | 4-star DT | Hilton Head (S.C.)
Ford may only be 6-feet tall, but he is extremely explosive and tough to handle in the trenches. He is very strong at the point of attack, he plays with great leverage, and he is going to be one that gets consistent penetration on the next level. He is in the bottom half of the Scout 300 now, but he will move up when rankings are updated.

Kyle Gibson | 3-star S | Armwood (Fla.)
Gibson is a defensive back who could be a long corner or a free safety on the next level. He has above average feet, he has great length, and he reads receivers well. Scout has him ranked as a safety now, but I could see him being moved to corner. He moves well, he has loose hips, and he seems like a better fit on an island.

Chris Lammons | 3-star CB | Plantation (Fla.)
Lammons is a natural athlete and although he plays quarterback in high school, he looks very natural at corner in the camp setting. He really turns and runs well with wideouts and he has great quickness and make up speed. His balance is good and he can still improve on his footwork at corner, but he looks to have a good ceiling at this position.

Mardre London | 3-star RB | St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
It is the little things that make London that much more appealing as a running back. He is a big back who runs more upright, but he does many things very well out of the backfield. He can block very well, he catches the ball better than some top receivers, and he is a back that can stay on the field all three downs. He is not that elusive and he is not a burner, but he is strong, he is big, and he does many little things that will get him on the field early in college.

Montel McBride | 3-star OG | Plant City (Fla.)
Defensive line is where McBride has played much of his high school career, but he sees offensive line is where his future is. He is a big interior OL who is strong and he can bend. He needs to work on firing off the ball lower and just being more consistent with his hands, but he is going to be a mauler in college. He has a great body for an offensive guard, he has above average feet for an OL, and he is only going to get better.

Isaiah Wynn | 4-star OT | Lakewood (Fla.)
When you look at Wynn on tape, you see an offensive tackle that moves well, but you have to wonder if he is big enough or long enough to play that position in college. He may only be 6-feet, 3-inches tall, but he has long arms, so that helps him counter him being a little on the shorter side for a tackle. Wynn really picks his feet up and puts them down well. He plays with very good balance, he is developing nice strength, and he has those long arms you love in a tackle. His balance when engaged really stood out to me in Miami. Despite his size, he is one of the best tackles in the south.

Richard Yeargin | 3-star OLB | University School (Fla.)
This is another one of those guys who really should see his ranking improve in the near future. He is filling out nicely, he still moves with good fluidity, and he is a prospect who showed he could move in space and rush the passer at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds. He is a kid who could play standing up or with his hand down on the next level. He is a smart player too with good moves off the ball.

Many other prospects performed at a high level at each camp, but these 10 should see their stock increase the most on Scout in the near future. Not all will have star changes and not all will see huge jumps due to others around them moving too, but when it comes to their positional and regional rankings, they all made positive moves.

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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