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TheInsiders.com also announced that it has adjusted its individual player rankings. The top 50 prospects in the country will receive five stars while Nos. 51 though 250 will receive four stars and Nos. 251 through 750 will receive three stars. Currently, all the five stars have been assigned and about half the four stars. Over the next week or so more stars will be assigned.
Another change to TheInsiders.com is player video and this season the network did what no one has ever done before - releasing highlights of every prospect on its inaugural National Hot 100.
"Having video on all Hot 100 prospects is unprecedented in this business at this juncture (June) of the recruiting season," said Jamie Newberg, national recruiting analyst for TheInsiders. "No one has ever accomplished this. No one. I think this truly shows that this recruiting team is extremely dedicated to the job. Our entire team contributed to this and this is obviously a big part of the evaluation process. The other part is scouting these players at camps, our MSL combines and games. We take great pride in scouting in every kind of capacity as many prospects as we can in any way we can. It's not blind analysis. I am proud on our team and we undoubtedly have the best recruiting team in the business."
TheInsiders.com National Hot 100 was compiled by Newberg and Allen Wallace. Newberg and Wallace evaluated film, consulted college coaches from coast to coast, as well as TheInsiders.com recruiting team.
|WR Derrick Williams|
"More college coaches think Derrick Williams is the nation's No. 1 prospect than any other recruit," said Wallace, national recruiting analyst for TheInsiders. "He's a versatile playmaker, blessed with fantastic speed and elusiveness. He was described by some recruiters as ‘the real deal with unreal speed'… ‘absolutely fantastic'… ‘he has great moves and hips'… ‘more explosive than anyone else in the class'.
"Derrick also has excellent hands, is well put together physically and also has a good head on his shoulders. Not just a straight-line runner, Derrick is expected to perform as a wide receiver in college but could also help out at other skill positions and on special teams."
Williams narrowly edged out defensive tackle Callahan Bright from Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Harriton High School. Bright takes the No. 2 overall spot and currently is the nation's No. 1 rated defensive prospect. He's 6-2 and 315 pounds and he plays both on the defensive and offensive lines.
|DT Callahan Bright|
|QB Ryan Perrilloux|
"To me Perrilloux is Tim Couch that year. Perrilloux has the same athletic ability and a big-league arm. He has a great feel in pocket for pressure and is a tremendous leader. And without question he has more upside than any other QB in the nation from what we have seen so far."
Another signal caller enters the Hot 100 at No. 10 overall. That quarterback is Mark Sanchez from Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School.
|WR Patrick Turner from Madison (Tn.) Goodpasture High School. Rouse is No. 4 overall and Turner is No. 9. Wallace loves the upside and the talent of both of these big wide receiver prospects.
"Fred Rouse has superior leaping ability and terrific hands," Wallace said. "He's also got excellent size (6-3, 187). Patrick Turner is an awesome athlete who adjusts to the ball so well and is very competitive. Turner is also very elusive with the catch and has exceptional hands. He is also very polished at this stage."
For the third consecutive year, the top cornerback in the land is from Cleveland (Ted Ginn (Ohio State). This year it's Jamario O'Neal and he just may be the best of the bunch, according to Newberg.
Speaking of size and strength, TheInsiders.com's No. 1 rated offensive line prospect is Eugene Monroe from Plainsfield (N.J.). Monroe comes in at No.5 overall and this is a prospect that everyone in the country is sky-high on.