The 2017 Scout Five Stars

Jun. 30 -- Scout.com releases its first set of numerical rankings for the class of 2017, and there are fifteen players receiving five-star status...

1. ATH Dylan Moses

Quick Hitter: A freak. Need we say more? Special person, special talent, and one who could star on either side of the ball in college.

2. OT Calvin Ashley

Quick Hitter: Remember Laremy Tunsil a couple of years ago? This is the closest I have seen since the former five-star offensive tackle. Ashley is what you are looking for to anchor an offensive line in the SEC. He is an Auburn commit.

3. RB Najee Harris

Quick Hitter: Harris is the top overall prospect in the West and the top back in the country. He has a rare combination of size, speed, hands and power and can run away from a defender as well.

4. ATH DeAngelo Gibbs

Quick Hitter: What can't Gibbs do at a high level? Do you want him to score touchdowns at receiver? Do you want him to lock down a top receiver at corner? Do you want him to turn the ball over at safety? You pick. He is a five-star all over the field.

5. ATH Devon Hunter

Quick Hitter: Hunter is everything a coach wants in a prospect. He is strong, fast, explosive and has a great feel for the game. The only question is which side of the ball he should play on.

6. QB Shawn Robinson

Quick Hitter: Robinson put up monster numbers on the field and has the tools off of it -- physically and mentally -- to make him a bonafide five-star prospect, which also has him out in front as the early No. 1 quarterback in the country.

7. WR Trevon Grimes

Quick Hitter: Mr. Smooth. Grimes glides across the field covering a lot of ground in limited strides looking effortless much of the time. His hands are reliable, he high-points the ball very well, and he is a true No. 1 wideout.

8. OT Foster Sarell

Quick Hitter: Sarell is a top 10 player nationally and arguably the top line prospect out West right now as a junior. He has tackle feet and athleticism with the smash mouth mentality of a guard and shows tremendous upside.

9. OT Austin Jackson

Quick Hitter: There may not be a player out West with more upside than Jackson. He’s the most athletic lineman in the region and has already drawn comparisons to Andrus Peat.

10. DE Joshua Kaindoh

Quick Hitter: Kaindoh is raw, but his combination of length, athleticism and burst make him an elite athlete. He has the ability to drop into coverage, but he is a game-changer when rushing off the edge.

11. WR Joseph Lewis

Quick Hitter: Lewis is young for his grade, will be a 17 year old freshman in college, but has a college body right now, runs very well and shows excellent body control.

12. CB Darnay Holmes

Quick Hitter: Holmes is an electric two-way performer who can play on both sides of the ball but projects best as a corner. He has very good speed and quickness and plays with an edge to him as well.

13. QB Tate Martell

Quick Hitter: Martell is the ultimate gamer who can beat you with his arm or his legs. He may lack size, but has a very live arm, can really spin the football and has an advanced for the quarterback position.

14. OG Wyatt Davis

Quick Hitter: Bosco has had some very good offensive lineman over the years but Davis could end up the best the programs has ever had. He’s so physically strong, he can manhandle opposing players but has plus technique and quickness as well.

15. OT Josh Myers

Quick Hitter: Outstanding prospect who showed his athleticism with his testing results this spring. That coupled with what we've seen on the field from him his first two varsity seasons has us believing in his upside. What impressed us at The Opening Columbus was how well he did in pass protection, considering he plays for a school which doesn't throw the ball a ton."

Scout national analysts Greg Biggins, Brian Dohn, Brandon Huffman, Greg Powers, Chad Simmons and Allen Trieu contributed to this report.


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