Scout Releases the First 10 Five-Star Prospects in the Class of 2018

June 29 -- Scout's team of national football recruiting analysts countdown the Top 10 five-star prospects in the Class of 2018...

10. OT Brey Walker

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Walker is a prospect with a scary upside. Unusually big and strong at a young age he burst onto the national recruiting radar the second he walked through the gates at the Nike camp of his freshman season. He understands how to use his leverage to gain the upper hand. 

Recruiting: Committed to Oklahoma Sooners


9. OG Jamaree Salyer

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Immediately Salyer passes the eye test, but there is more to him than that. He is very light on his feet. He is likely a guard on the next level and he has the ability to get to the second level, move in space, and get down the field. He had a dominating performance at The Opening Atlanta. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Alabama Crimson TideClemson TigersGeorgia BulldogsNotre Dame Fighting IrishTennessee Volunteers


8. CB Tyreke Johnson

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Size jumps out right away. Johnson is a long athlete who really looks natural at defensive back. His ball skills are like those of a top wideouts. He tracks the ball and picks passes off. Solid tackler and doesn't shy away from contact. Will be elite prospect. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Alabama Crimson TideFlorida GatorsLSU TigersUCLA BruinsUSC Trojans


7. RB Zamir White

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There's not much White doesn't do at a very high level. He has a great combination of speed, size and power. White is instinctive and has very good vision. He can make defenders miss or run over them. White can also run inside or outside and is a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball. He is going to be a very special player. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn TigersClemson TigersFlorida GatorsFlorida State SeminolesGeorgia BulldogsLSU TigersMiami (Fl) HurricanesNorth Carolina Tar HeelsNC State WolfpackNotre Dame Fighting IrishOhio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Penn State Nittany LionsSouth Carolina GamecocksTennessee VolunteersVirginia Cavaliers


6. WR Jalen Hall

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Hall has tremendous size, strong hands, runs well enough to make plays down the field and has excellent body control. He has a large catch radius and will be an immediate weapon in red zone situations. He's a strong, powerful receiver who knows how to use his size to create separation. - Greg Biggins

Recruiting: Arizona WildcatsAuburn TigersFlorida GatorsMichigan WolverinesNotre Dame Fighting IrishTexas A&M AggiesUCLA BruinsUSC TrojansWashington State Cougars


5. DE Xavier Thomas

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Thomas has an explosive first step and is extremely athletic. He plays fast, but under control. He has a high football I.Q. and does a great job of putting himself in position to make plays. He's also relentless and takes good angles when pursuing the football. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Clemson TigersFlorida State SeminolesOhio State BuckeyesSouth Carolina Gamecocks 


4. QB Matt Corral

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Corral has a live arm and can make all the throws but can also take something off and throws with touch and accuracy. He has a very nice feel in the pocket. He's mobile enough to escape pressure and make an accurate throw outside the pocket or run for big yards down the field. - Greg Biggins

Recruiting: Committed to USC Trojans


3. CB Patrick Surtain

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Surtain is a fleet-footed cornerback that does a good job of sinking his hips and playing with suddenness, but when you add his prototypical size and length for a young defender, you have the makings of a potential five-star recruit. This young man has great football bloodlines as well. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Auburn TigersClemson Tigers, Florida GatorsFlorida State SeminolesGeorgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Miami (Fl) HurricanesMichigan WolverinesOklahoma SoonersSouth Carolina GamecocksTennessee VolunteersUCLA BruinsUSC Trojans


2. DE Micah Parsons

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Parsons is a unique talent because of his size and agility. He is uber-explosive and his balance is a strength. He is quick at the snap of the ball, and he changes direction well. He can chase a play down from behind and he uses his length to corral the ball carrier.  - Brian Dohn

Recruiting: Committed to Penn State Nittany Lions


1. QB Trevor Lawrence

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Lawrence is the first quarterback to grasp the No. 1 spot atop the Scout prospect rankings since Terrelle Pryor way back in the Class of 2008, so it happens about once every 10 years. The newly minted top recruit plays at a level well beyond his years. He has a big-league arm to go with his size, he makes great decisions, he throws with accuracy, and he is a winner. - Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Clemson TigersGeorgia BulldogsTennessee Volunteers

Scout's team of national recruiting analysts -- Greg Biggins, Brian Dohn, Brandon Huffman, Greg Powers, Chad Simmons and Allen Trieu -- compiled the rankings and contributed to this report. 


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