The Updated 2016 Scout 300 National Football Recruiting Rankings

Oct. 23 -- Scout updates the 2016 Scout 300 after seeing action under the 'Friday Night Lights'. There was some movement in the top five, but Rashan Gary is still on top as the No. 1 player in the class...

The 2016 Scout 300 (Full List)

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle Rashan Gary continues to hold onto the top spot as the No. 1 prospect in the Scout 300 and No. 2 also stays the same with Ohio State defensive end commit Nick Bosa from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas. 

Moving up to the No. 3 position in the rankings is offensive tackle Greg Little from Allen (Texas) and the Midlands region.

"Little was tremendous at The Opening and has dominated play as a senior," said Midlands Regional Manager Greg Powers. "The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder has all of the tools to be an early contributor in college. He plays with sound technique and has tremendous feet and balance. Little is looking at SEC programs like Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Ole Miss."

Also moving up in the Midlands was Justin Madubuike from McKinney (Texas) North. He is the newest five-star and checks in as the No. 3 rated prospect in the Midlands and the No. 17 player overall.

"Madubuike is one of those players who always plays with 100 percent effort and pushes the action at all times," Powers said of the 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end's strengths. "He committed to Texas A&M and that will fit him perfectly as he should be able to be used in some diverse ways in the Aggie defense, much like Myles Garrett."

There were not a lot of huge rankings movers out West, but Simi Fehoko, a 6-foot-3 1/2, 183-pound wide receiver from Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton makes his debut in the Scout 300, checking in at No. 23.

"We've been big fans of Fehoko all spring and summer and he has taken his game to a different level this season," said West Recruiting Manager Greg Biggins. "He's on pace to shatter the state record for career receiving yards and should also break the state record for touchdown receptions as well. The athlete isn't just productive at the high school level either, he has all the physical tools to excel in college as well. He has excellent size, down field speed and catches everything thrown near him. The Stanford commit could be an early impact player for the Cardinal."

In the East, it is a quarterback who has climbed up the rankings ladder as Jarrett Guarantano, a 6-foot-3 1/2, 195-pounder from Oradel (N.J.) Bergen Catholic has moved into the Scout Top 100 for the first time.

"Although Guarantano will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, the Tennessee quarterback commit showcased his talent and ability on a marquee stage," said East Regional Manager Brian Dohn. "He was already the top quarterback in the East, but he moved into the Scout 100. Guarantano was elevated from No. 116 nationally to No. 58 because of improved pocket presence, a tightening of his release, and his ability to make quicker decisions."

As usual the Southeast region leads the Scout 300 with over 100 prospects on the list, but it was John Simpson, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive guard who made the biggest jump.

"Offensive lineman John Simpson made the move into the Scout 300 and up to No. 170 overall," said Southeast Regional Manager Chad Simmons. "His early season film is impressive and he has shown better feet, better ability, and the ability not only to be a guard in college, but a tackle. He is someone running backs will run behind on the next level. He drives defenders off the ball, he can get to the second level, and he could push for a Scout 100 ranking when all is said and done. It looks like an in-state battle between Clemson and South Carolina for the North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester star, but Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Tennessee are in the race as well."

The Ohio State Buckeyes are on top pf the NCAA polls and it also boasts holding a commitment from the top-rated recruit in the Midwest in the 2016 cycle, Jonathon Cooper, a -foot-3, 235-pound defensive end / outisde linebacker.

"There aren't many big changes in the region, but Ohio State commit Cooper did jump to the top of the board in the Midwest. ," said Midwest Regional Manager Allen Trieu. "He has wreaked havoc this year after a strong offseason. Fellow Buckeye commit Austin Mack and Michigan State commit Trishton Jackson are two future Big Ten wide receivers who continue to climb the board as well."

The 2016 Scout 300 (Full List)

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