N.J. Rankings: Top 5 is here to rank the top prospects in New Jersey with the 2014 recruiting wave well underway. Looking at the 35 best college prospects in the state, here is a look at the final installment with the top five players in the state.

5.) DB Kiy Hester, St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) -- Hester transferred from DePaul to St. Joe's in the middle of his junior year and won a state championship with the Green Knights. Hester is athletic enough to be a cornerback or safety depending on the scheme. Hester is fast and closes well in space but needs to get stronger in the offseason before his junior year.

The four-star, 20th rated cornerback in the country, Hester has more than 20 FBS offers including Michigan State, Michigan, Rutgers and Ohio State.

4.) OL Quenton Nelson, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) -- Nelson is offers a complete package of size, strength and mobility as an offensive tackle. The No. 8 offensive tackle in the class of 2014, the 6-foot-5, 293-pound Nelson has his sights set on many Big Ten options early in the process.

Nelson plays for the same program as incoming Rutgers freshman Josh Klecko and started alongside him on both sides of the line last year. Rutgers was first to offer nearly a year ago and he is now closing in on 30 with visits incoming in the spring and summer.

3.) WR Saeed Blacknall, Manalapan (N.J. -- Blacknall went from an unknown to a superstar heading into his junior season with the Manalapan Braves. Earning summer offers, highlighted by his Rutgers offer after camp, he blew up as a junior and rightfully so. Blacknall is track fast, brings aggressive ball skills and size that can't be taught at 6-foot-3.

Blacknall has been a frequent Rutgers visitor but will start to take unofficial visits to schools farther away during spring and summer break. Blacknall averaged 61 yards per game receiving last year and logged 11 touchdowns. He led Manalapan within one game of a state title and is also a dominate defensive back at the high school level.

2.) DE Andrew Trumbetti, Northern Valley (Demarest, N.J.) -- Trumbetti impressed as an athletic pass rusher at multiple camps last summer, including the Rutgers Big Man Academy. Trumbetti brings ideal size (6-foot-5, 250 pounds) and is violent off the line of scrimmage. Trumbetti is also a top track athlete in the state and ranks in as the No. 19 overall defensive end in the class of 2014.

In recruiting, Trumbetti grew up a Notre Dame fan and is focused on the Fighting Irish, Florida and Stanford in his recruitment.

1.) CB Jabrill Peppers, Paramus Catholic (N.J.) -- Peppers is, without question, the top prospect in New Jersey and may be the best from the Garden State in a few years. Already an impact player on three state-championship teams (at the highest level of competition), Peppers could be on his way to being one of the best players in the history of the state.

Peppers has his choice of any college program in the country. His top 10 list changes often, but he is expected to look toward the West Coast when he makes a decision.

Not only is Peppers a five-star cornerback, but he could be just as highly rated as a safety, running back or wide receiver. In his first year with Paramus Catholic, Peppers totaled 1,889 yards and 23 touchdowns from scrimmage after transferring from back-to-back titles at Don Bosco Prep.

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