Updated Scout 300 Trend Meter For 2017

Sep. 27 -- The updated Scout 300 Trend Meter for the 2017 class takes a look at which schools are trending for each uncommitted member in the Scout 300...

As the college and high school football seasons, the class of 2107 is taking shape for so many schools. However, there are still a ton of elite prospects on the board, and Scout takes a look at where each uncommitted member of the Scout 300 stands.

This will be updated periodically throughout the fall and winter as we march toward signing day in February.


http://www.scout.com/player/183469-foster-sarell?s=73

Foster Sarell, the No. 1 tackle in the country and the No. 2 player overall has a top three of StanfordNotre Dame and Washington.  He talked of still considering NebraskaMichiganUCLA and Alabama, and could visit Nebraska this fall.  He was admitted into Stanford last week and we felt all along Stanford was the leader, and his admission only helps.

Trending: Stanford

Sept. 26 update: Sarell visited Nebraska officially and set visits for Alabama and Notre Dame. He did take an unofficial to Stanford for the USC game, and while hometown Washington continues to make a push, we still think the Cardinal are in a good spot for him.

Trending: Stanford 


http://www.scout.com/player/187912-cam-akers?s=73

It continues to look like the odds are in favor of Cam Akers leaving the state of Mississippi to play college football. Plenty of schools are still involved here, with some being Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.  This one could go many different ways, but the Big Ten school is the one trending right now.  He is a Mississippi boy though, and you cannot sleep on the Rebels.

Trending: Ohio State

Sept. 26 update: Does anyone really know where Cam Akers is leaning towards? Does he even know himself? The race is on. He is set to graduate early, so the clock is ticking. Is Florida State the school? How about Georgia? LSU and Tennessee are two other SEC schools in the race.  Ohio State has been there for many months. How about he stays in-state with Ole Miss? The official visits will begin soon and will help him make his decision. Is anyone really trending here? He was at Ole Miss last, and it is the in-state school, so lets go with the Rebels. This one could go a number of ways.

Trending: Ole Miss


http://www.scout.com/player/184433-devon-hunter?s=73

Devon Hunter, the top safety in the nation, is looking hard at Alabama, AuburnFloridaNorth Carolina and Virginia Tech. . He visited each school. Can Clemson  get more involved? And what about Michigan, Penn State and Tennessee? Hunter plans to decide before Christmas but Florida and Virginia Tech are sitting in the best spot right now.

Trending: Virginia Tech

Sept. 26 update: Not much changed in regards to Hunter over the past month. He did not officially trimmed his list down from 11 school and did not set up any official visits. But look for things to get moving in the next few weeks. He did visit Virginia Tech about a month ago, and the visit went very well. The Hokies and Florida are the main schools that continued to be mentioned, but keep an eye on North Carolina. Some of the other schools in the mix are Alabama, Auburn and Clemson.

Trending: Virginia Tech


http://www.scout.com/player/171434-dylan-moses?s=73

Dylan Moses continues to list Alabama, Ohio State, Miami and USC among a few others, but LSU is still considered to be the big favorite.  It is just hard to see Moses not going back home to be a Tiger at this time.

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Trending:  LSU

Sept. 26 update: The top-ranked outside linebacker has all five official visits locked in with Alabama, Miami, Ohio State, Texas and UCLA, but will any of those schools actually end up signing the five-star prospect?  The chance of that happening now may be better than it was before LSU let Les Miles go Sunday. LSU is still the home state school, it is the school he was once committed to, and it is still the school considered to be the favorite.  Louisiana is Moses’ home.

Trending:  LSU


http://www.scout.com/player/183790-darnay-holmes?s=73

Darnay Holmes set official visits for Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio State. Michigan had him on campus earlier this month for the BBQ while Nebraska has two of his teammates locked in as commits. And Ohio State is another school that made him a priority. But UCLA has been the one constant for him and he was on campus after the BBQ at Michigan for a visit to UCLA practice, and he visited there numerous times the past few years. The Bruins still appear to be in the drivers seat.

Trending: UCLA

Sept. 26 Update: Not much has changed with Darnay Holmes and probably won’t for awhile. He still plans to take his visits with Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio State being locks to get a trip but UCLA is still a solid leader. He could make his decision at the Army All-America Game

Trending: UCLA


http://www.scout.com/player/192587-marvin-wilson?s=73

Keep an eye on Mississippi here, and especially keep an eye on Marvin Wilson's official visit schedule. It will be interesting to see which five schools get his trips. This one has always been tilted to the Southeast and LSU was an early favorite, but can schools like TexasOklahoma and USC convince him of a better opportunity?

Trending: LSU

Sept. 26 update: Coach Les Miles was let go, so this throws the doors open as Wilson looks for the right fit as national signing day approaches. He has taken one official visit to Oklahoma and as one set with Florida State. Look for possible late in-state visits to be a big deal in the outcome for the five-star defensive tackle.

Trending: Texas


http://www.scout.com/player/189493-jeffrey-okudah?s=73

Ohio State has been named and renamed Jeffrey Okudah's leader. Pushing up the list is Oklahoma, and the Sooners may have settled in as a No. 2 option for Okudah since it is closer to his Dallas-area home. Okudah will use his official visit to OU for the match-up between the Buckeyes and Sooners on Sept. 17.

Trending: Ohio State

Sept. 26 update:  Not much changed here. Okudah took his official visit to Oklahoma and it looks like Georgia could land his second official visit. The Buckeyes are still in a good spot here.

Trending: Ohio State


http://www.scout.com/player/182072-deangelo-gibbs?s=73

DeAngelo Gibbs says all the right things.  Heck, he ought to be a politician one day.  He is very smart in front of the camera and he always says he is open to all schools.  Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee are the main ones right now, so he is likely headed to play in the SEC. 

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: DeAngelo Gibbs visited Auburn and Tennessee early in the season, and he was at the Georgia Dome as a Georgia recruit for its season opener against North Carolina. He is nowhere near a decision, he has not scheduled his first official visit yet and he is not tipping his hand, but the school still trending is the one closest to home. He visited there more than anywhere else (by a longshot) in the last six months, and with him, you can follow the visits.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/193382-joseph-lewis?s=73

Joseph Lewis will visit Nebraska and Oklahoma officially and plans to see Arizona and Oregon for visits this fall, but you cannot count out the hometown USC. Still, Nebraska has been doing well with him.  He was on campus for an unofficial visit earlier this month and has been a huge priority.  Of course, the coach key in his recruitment, Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams, was arrested for a DUI the same weekend Lewis visited.  But the Huskers have made a big impact in his recruitment.

Trending: Nebraska

September 26 Update: Joseph Lewis was supposed to visit Nebraska this past weekend but had to re-schedule it for Oct. 1. Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma and Oregon will get visits as well and USC is involved locally. The Huskers still seem to be in a good spot right now.

Trending: Nebraska


http://www.scout.com/player/193638-walker-little?s=73

The three major players for Walker Little are likely Stanford, Ole Miss and Texas and that is probably the order to lay them out in picking his top three schools, but he recently released a statement saying he would be taking an official visit to Florida State as well, but most feel like the Seminoles have ground to make up.

Trending: Stanford

Sept. 26 update: Little has been on unofficial trips to Texas, Stanford and Ole Miss already this season. Stanford was in a good spot after he earned an offer from the Cardinal officially, but Texas is a school that has also been in a good spot. Could end up being a coin flip and the results of the 2016 season could loom large. 

Trending: Texas


http://www.scout.com/player/190852-lamont-wade?s=73

Lamont Wade already set official visits to Tennessee, Alabama and UCLA, and Penn State and Pittsburgh are heavily involved. He made a summer trip to Penn State but made multiple trips to Pittsburgh in the first few weeks of August. His relationship with UCLA defensive coordinator Tom Bradley makes the Bruins an interesting player. He is announcing his choice Dec. 16.

Trending: Pittsburgh

Sept. 26 update: Lamont Wade is still lisiting UCLA, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio State, but it really feels like a three-school race with Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Penn State. Wade made unofficial visits to each of the schools in the first month of the season. He was originally going to make an official visit to Tennessee for the Sept. 24 game against Florida, but he said last week he changed it to an unofficial visit. Clairton to Pittsburgh is hard to overlook given the history, but the program making the biggest push right now is Tennessee. Can the Panthers hold off the Vols?

Trending: Tennessee


http://www.scout.com/player/179859-anthony-hines?s=73

The rumor mill has Oklahoma trending in a positive direction for Anthony Hines, but mom has stepped on campus at the the three in-state schools: TCU, Texas and Texas A&M. This one will not be decided until the official visits play out, and one to Ohio State could be major for the final decision-making process. 

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: Hines surprised people when he used his second official visit to go to Penn State instead of taking in the Oklahoma vs. Ohio State game in Norman, Okl., and the Nittany Lions made a strong play for the five-star linebacker behind a pitch of early playing time and academics. Still, we think he could end up closer to home and Texas A&M is a school that has been making a strong connection behind Hines’ relationship with defensive coordinator John Chavis. 

Trending: Texas A&M


http://www.scout.com/player/192573-trey-smith?s=73

Trey Smith, a five-star offensive tackle is focused on six schools, but that number will be cut to five soon.  Who will be on the outside looking in?  The schools on his list closest to home are Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss and Tennessee, with Notre Dame and Ohio State rounding out the top six.  He plans to decided the middle of December after five official visits.

Trending:  Tennessee

Sept. 26 update: All still looks very much like it did a month ago for Trey Smith. His sister is on the football staff under Butch Jones, and the Vols will be tough to beat. Who is their biggest competition? Keep it in the SEC— Alabama and Ole Miss. Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State are still being considered. He will decide in December.

Trending: Tennessee


http://www.scout.com/player/198193-devonta-smith?s=73

If it was not for the catastrophic floods in Louisiana in recent weeks, Devonta Smith would likely already be committed.  He was set to announce his decision Aug. 15, but the heavy rains came days before then and led him to push his decision back.  Alabama, LSU and Miami are the three contenders and he may take his decision to 2017 now.

Trending:  Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Devonta Smith was expected to be off this list when the initial "Trend Meter" was posted in August. But with the floods hitting central Louisiana hard just days before his planned Aug. 15 announcement, he called the ceremony off. The school we picked then is the school we pick now — Alabama. Miami and Ole Miss are the Crimson Tide’s biggest competitors.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/191624-baron-browning?s=73

It is a very fluid recruiting situation with Baron Browning. Ask next week and another school may be picked. Browning is set to announce his decision on his father’s birthday (Nov. 29) and his dad played his college ball at TCU. Also firmly in the mix here are Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA.  How big is the season for coach Charlie Strong at Texas? Without big early wins, it may prove much tougher to land him as he visits around the country.

Trending: Ohio State

Sept. 26 update: Well, we tried to give a clue that our pick could change on Browning and we do think that Texas is a school with a very strong chance of landing Browning. Big question here? His decision is set for Nov. 29. Will he pick a school he does not take an official visit to or will he take an official visit to Texas after he makes a decision? That is the big clue that is still yet to be revealed. What we do know is that Ohio State gets it shot at him juts days before his announcement.

Trending: Ohio State


http://www.scout.com/player/183127-austin-jackson?s=73

Austin Jackson wins the award for most under-the-radar recruit in this class. He does not do many interviews and did not do any camps this spring and summer.  He has offers from all over, but Arizona State has constantly been on him.  Meanwhile, USC, where his grandfather played, is still in the mix. But he visited Arizona State a couple of times this fall already.

Trending: Arizona State

Sept. 26 update: The five-star offensive tackle from Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon maintained a low profile for over a year, yet his recruitment has been anything but slow. Nearby Arizona State, which he stopped by several times the last few months, and USC, where he has family connections, are mentioned most in his recruitment and are the two schools pushing the hardest. Jackson intends to officially visit both those schools as well as Nebraska, with Michigan being another possible destination, before he makes a decision after the season.

Trending: Arizona State 


http://www.scout.com/player/182677-tedarrell-slaton?s=73

Tedarrell Slaton continues to focus on a bundle of suitors, including Michigan, Clemson, Miami, Florida State, Tennessee and Duke. But the suitor to really monitor at this time is Michigan. Slaton's teammate and fellow offensive lineman, Kai-Leon Herbert, is currently committed to the Wolverines, who also just signed Slaton's former teammate in tight end Nick Eubanks. It will be interesting to see how Slaton's official visits play out, but with an eye-opening trip to Ann Arbor already in the books, everything is looking good for the program residing in the Great Lakes state.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: The nation's second-ranked offensive guard still is yet to pencil in any official visits, but Tedarrell Slaton knows of one school that will receive an official visit at some point, and that is Michigan. Slaton's teammate and fellow offensive lineman, Kai-Leon Herbert, is committed to the Wolverines, who also signed Slaton's former teammate in tight end Nick Eubanks. It will be interesting to see how Slaton's official visits play out, but with an eye-opening trip to Ann Arbor already in the books, everything is starting to fall into place for coach Jim Harbaugh's program

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/189074-d-andre-swift?s=73

D'Andre Swift, the top running back in the East, is approaching his Sept. 1 announcement and he has five schools in the mix with Penn State, Georgia, Clemson, Alabama and Florida State. However, for a long time it seemed as though the Bulldogs were the team to beat, and nothing has changed it in the last month. 

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Swift committed to Georgia on Sept. 1 but it is possible he makes official visits with his cousin and fellow Georgia commit Mark Webb.

Trending: Committed to Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/181386-donovan-peoples-jones?s=73

After recently attending their BBQ, Michigan is definitely the trend for Donovan Peoples-Jones. He tends to stay more quiet on recruiting, but he and his mom both like Michigan, especially on the academic side. Florida, Michigan State, Alabama and others are still lurking, but the Wolverines have the edge.

Trending: Michigan

Sept 26 update: No change as Michigan is still the team to beat. He visited the Wolverines unofficially on Saturday. Officials to Florida and Florida State are in his plans.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/193616-jay-tufele?s=73

Jay Tufele will visit Ohio State and Michigan, and also wants to visit USC at some point along. He made frequent visits to BYU and Utah, the local schools. Michigan being at Pride Camp, where he camped in June, had a big impact.  But Utah has done very well at Bingham, historically, especially with defensive tackles ( Star Lotulelei and Lowell Lotulelei), and he is an important recruit for the Utes.

Trending: Utah

Sept. 26 update: The No. 2 -rated defensive tackle in the 2017 class dropped by BYU last week to see the Cougars against UCLA and also visited Utah earlier this month. Tufele said recently he intends to release a list of top five schools, with Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and USC also considered to be strong contenders. It looks like Tufele will officially visit the Wolverines Oct. 22, and that could be a major opportunity for coach Jim Harbaugh, who saw the 6-foot-3, 297-pound prospect up close at Pride Camp in the summer.

Trending: Utah


http://www.scout.com/player/190083-anthony-mcfarland?s=73

It was a very tough training camp for Anthony McFarland. The East’s No. 2 running back suffered a leg injury, underwent surgery and now his senior season is in question. He has MarylandMiami, Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama on his list, but it seems like a Miami vs. Maryland battle is brewing. The lure of playing close to home and with a lot of friends and teammates could push Maryland over the top.

Trending: Maryland

Sept. 26 update: A season-ending injury gave McFarland a chance to focus on recruiting a little more, and he also is gaining clarity with a few schools. He will be at Florida on Oct. 8 for an official visit, and he scheduled an official visit to Alabama for Nov .26. Look for Maryland to get a December official visit, and that could be the one that seals up his recruitment.

Trending: Maryland


http://www.scout.com/player/185026-jeff-thomas?s=73

Missouri goes way up here with Jeff Thomas after teammate, quarterback and friend Reyondous Estes recently flipped from Western Michigan to the Tigers. He still has Alabama, Michigan State, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oregon, Florida State and others on his list, but Missouri is out in front.

Trending: Missouri

Sept. 26 update: No change. Missouri still the school he is expected to choose in the end.

Trending: Missouri


http://www.scout.com/player/202196-k-lavon-chaisson?s=73

LSU offered K'Lavon Chaisson before the start of his high school career and that early movement may loom huge around decision time. When Chaisson released his top 10 list he put the schools in order and listed Oklahoma as his No. 1 choice, and his reasoning was sound. Houston is a very serious contender to consider as well, and a Chaisson commit would give Cougars coach Tom Herman back-to-back No. 1-rated defensive linemen in the Houston area.

Trending: LSU

Sept. 26 update: Chaisson has not revealed any new news surrounding his recruitment, but things have certainly changed in Baton Rouge. We would probably pick Houston as the trending favorite for Chaisson right now, but what if coach Tom Herman ends up being the head coach of the Tigers?

Trending: LSU


http://www.scout.com/player/178498-jamyest-williams?s=73

There have been quite a few schools mentioned the past six months with Jamyest Williams — Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State and South Carolina, to name a few.  He is set to announce his decision Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. EDT and an SEC school is the favorite.

Trending:  South Carolina

Sept. 26 update: Williams committed to South Carolina in late August.

Committed to South Carolina.


http://www.scout.com/player/190463-aubrey-solomon?s=73

Michigan got Aubrey Solomon on campus in June and he committed to the Wolverines before he left, but on Aug. 22, he backed off that pledge.  Georgia has been trending behind the scenes here with Alabama, Oregon, USC and a few others right in there as well.  He now plans to take all five official visits before making his final decision. 

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Aubrey Solomon is likely to stay in the South after decommitting from Michigan in August. Alabama is in this, he talks about Florida, and plenty of other schools are coming after him, but the in-state school, Georgia, is trending for the Scout 100 defensive tackle. There is no sign of that changing as we head into October.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/200039-jaylon-johnson?s=73

Michigan has been doing pretty well with Jaylon Johnson, as has Arizona and USC.  His older brother, now a junior corner at UCLA, went through the process, so he is playing it close to the vest. The Trojans still seem to be in a good spot for him.

Trending: USC

September 26 Update: Jaylon Johnson plans to take his visits to Arizona State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC and Utah but we always felt the Trojans were the team to beat, and continue to feel that way. 

Trending: USC


http://www.scout.com/player/194525-ambry-thomas?s=73

It seems like a different team trends with the media and buzz every week for Ambry Thomas. Michigan had some momentum following his visit for their BBQ in early August, but after a recent visit to Michigan State, the Spartans are the team trending right now. Mom says she feels most comfortable there, Ambry has a strong relationship with the coaching staff. Florida is also still in contention, but this is very likely to be an in-state battle.

Trending: Michigan State

Sept. 26 update: He is likely to announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January. Michigan, Florida and Arizona are still in it, and the Wolverines have a good chance, but right now, we still believe Michigan State is the school with the best chance based on his comfort with the Spartans and his mother's comfort with Michigan State.

Trending: Michigan State


http://www.scout.com/player/193380-thomas-graham?s=73

Thomas Graham Graham was a long-time commit to USC but he opened it up in the spring and has been focusing on Arizona, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA. The Wildcats are in a good spot for the former Grand Canyon state resident.

Trending: Arizona

Sept. 26 update: Thomas Graham took official visits to Nebraska and Notre Dame and enjoyed both quite a bit. We got the sense the Irish made a big impact and gave Graham a lot to think about if he wants to leave the West Coast. That is the big question for Graham, who is very close with his family. Arizona, Oregon and UCLA are the main schools involved closer to home with the 'Cats seemingly doing the best right now. 

Trending: Arizona


http://www.scout.com/player/200268-jarez-parks?s=73

Jarez Parks, a man of a few words when it comes to chopping it up about the recruiting process, continues to flirt heavily with the likes of Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Auburn and Clemson, but really keep an eye on the Crimson Tide and Gators here. Parks lived out his childhood as a big supporter of the Gators, but Alabama coach Nick Saban's staff continues to push all of the right buttons as well. Last month's visit to Tuscaloosa stirred the pot and certainly opened his eyes, but no official visits have been scheduled at this time.

Trending: Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Jarez Parks continues to keep things close to vest with no official visits scheduled, but much of the focus shifted in the direction of Alabama and Florida. Florida State is another school in line to receive an official visit, but both the Crimson Tide and Gators have a done a great job of providing a home-like feel. The Scout 100 prospect has family in Gainesville, and grew up rooting for the Gators, but Alabama continues to be persistent and push all of the right buttons. Parks is taking a patient approach in regards to making a decision.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/195461-jedrick-wills?s=73

There were some rumors Jedrick Wills may decide before the season, but that did not happen. Although talk persists he may be nearing a decision, he says he is still concentrating on his senior season, which just began. Alabama is a popular pick, but in-state Kentucky is still in the conversation as are other SEC programs like Auburn, Tennessee and more.

Trending: Alabama

Sept. 26 update: He has laid low for the most part during the early part of the season. He did take an unofficial visit to Kentucky. The talk of Alabama nearing a commitment from him turned out to be just talk but the battle is still Alabama and Kentucky. He is expected to be at Michigan this weekend. No change for now.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/194460-bubba-bolden?s=73

Another longtime USC commit, Bubba Bolden, gave the Trojans a verbal in December but opened up his recruitment in July after The Opening.  Three schools are standing out for the most part; Arizona State, Colorado and UCLA.  He and best friend Alex Perry talked about playing together in college and Arizona State and Colorado are the two schools both are considering together.  But UCLA is trying to get him to stick with Los Angeles for college.  Still, we think Arizona State's playing time availability and opportunity to play with Perry will help the Sun Devils.

Trending: Arizona State

Sept. 26 update: The top-rated safety prospect in the West recently landed two big scholarship offers from Ohio State and Oregon, and he told Scout earlier this month he intends to officially visit both schools. Ohio State, in particular, looks like a serious player for the former USC commit given the presence of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman teammates Tate Martell, Haskell Garrett and Tyjon Lindsey in the Buckeyes' recruiting class. But don't count out the likes of Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA and USC. Bolden checked out the Sun Devils in action a few weeks ago and is still drawing up his visit plans.

Trending: Ohio State


http://www.scout.com/player/195949-isaiah-wilson?s=73

Isaiah Wilson, the No. 1 player in New York, is taking his time with recruiting and he has a star-studded top five in Georgia, USC, Alabama, Florida State and Michigan. He made a summer visit to  Michigan and loved it, and it put the Wolverines in a great spot. Wilson has official visits set to Michigan (Nov. 11), Florida State (Nov. 18) and Alabama (Nov. 25), and right now the Wolverines and Crimson Tide seem to waging a nice battle.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: That Michigan, Florida State and Alabama official visits are set up tells where Wilson's mind is even if he is not listing a leader. A trip to Michigan in the summer gave the Wolverines huge momentum. Wilson does not spend a lot of time focused on recruiting, but for a long time Alabama and Michigan stood out, and it remains that way.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/199282-todd-harris?s=73

If you go off the chatter you hear behind the scenes, Todd Harris has known where he wants to go for a very long time.  That was before he visited Alabama, though, late in the summer, and the Crimson Tide shot up his list.  Ole Miss is hanging around as well, but he is leaning towards staying home.

Trending: LSU

Sept. 26 update: Todd Harris was close to committing on an occasion or two, but he looks like he will take official visits before making his decision. At one time, LSU, this in-state school, was the clear pick, but at this time, you have to play the odds, and the odds are higher he leaves the state. Alabama and Ole Miss could be his top two.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/193628-drew-singleton?s=73

Drew Singleton, the No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation, is enjoying the process and while Michigan seems to be the expected choice, there is an interesting mix of schools still involved. And Singleton is talking about officially visiting a few schools, including California, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and possibly Rutgers. The dark horse in this one is Clemson , which does a fantastic job with kids from the East.

Trending: Clemson

Sept. 26 update: Drew Singleton is out for the season with a torn ACL, so it means he can focus on recruiting a bit more, even though he plans on remaining active with Paramus (N.J.) Catholic despite the injury. It seems like Clemson, Alabama and Michigan are the top schools, and in talking to plenty of folks close to Singleton, and given the way Michigan is playing, it is hard to imagine him ending up somewhere else.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/193432-omar-manning?s=73

Alabama has done a great job building up a relationship with Omar Manning since it offered, and TCU is a school that has been out in front for a while now, and offered first. But many feel like he will end up on the Texas commitment list by the time the dust settles and the ink dries on his letter of intent.

Trending: Texas

Sept. 26 update: Manning has been focusing on his senior year and not much news has been revealed since the last update. We still think Texas is doing a good job here to overcome an early TCU lead. Alabama is another school that is building a good connection. 

Trending: Texas


http://www.scout.com/player/188281-greg-rogers?s=73

Greg Rogers has a top five of Arizona State, Colorado, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC, but this one has been a UCLA-USC battle for more than a year. It still feels like he is going to end up in going to college in Los Angeles.  We give the edge to USC since he always seems to be higher on the school he visited most recent, and USC was the last stop after he visited UCLA. And the Trojans be his last official visit.

Trending: USC

Sept. 26 update: Rogers, the No. 6-rated defensive tackle in the 2017 class out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View, officially visited Oklahoma last weekend and told Scout his first trip to Norman was a productive one. He was accompanied by family and said the coaching staff was a bright spot despite the Sooners' blowout loss to Ohio State. There are officials lined up with Colorado (Oct. 1), Arizona State (Oct. 8), UCLA (Nov. 19) and USC (Nov. 26) before Rogers announces his choice Dec. 10. Still, the program with the final opportunity to woo him should feel good about its chances.

Trending: USC


http://www.scout.com/player/197007-chris-allen?s=73

This is a good ole SEC West battle between Alabama and LSU for Chris Allen.  LSU was the clear favorite very early in the process, then Alabama took over, and now Allen says it is too close to call.  When a battle is this tight, go with the in-state school.

Trending:  LSU

Sept. 26 update: Nothing too much changed for Chris Allen, but Les Miles' firing could have an effect. The elite linebacker is likely headed to play in the SEC West, but will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or Baton Rouge, La.?  LSU was on top, but with Miles out, does that put the Crimson Tide back in the lead?  He was not ready to answer that Sunday.  He needs some time.

Trending:  LSU


http://www.scout.com/player/191907-nate-mcbride?s=73

Could Nate McBride, one of the top 10 prospects in Georgia really head across the country to play in the Pac 12?  It does not happen often, but it happens some.  Oregon is very much in play here, but Georgia has made the in-state linebacker a top target.  Auburn is another school to keep an eye on here.

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Nate McBride has one official visit set and it is to Oregon Oct. 7. His plan is to commit at the Army All-American game, but he has not ruled an earlier commitment. Auburn made a surge over the summer, and Georgia is the school trending most since Kirby Smart took over as a head coach in December.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/199087-walter-grant?s=73

This is really a three school race, and it could be just two for Walter Grant.  Florida State is the school closest to home for this South Georgia star, but they are likely third on the list.  Alabama and Georgia both had Grant on their campus over the summer like Florida State did, but the Tide and Dawgs sit in a better spot.  A decision could come this fall.

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: This one could be over sooner rather than later. Walter Grant mentioned on more than one occasion he will likely commit in October. Alabama has been in this from the beginning — he grew up a Crimson Tide fan. Florida State is less than an hour from home, so they are in this race too. All are chasing Georgia, though.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/198469-cesar-ruiz?s=73

Tagged as the second-ranked center in the nation, Cesar Ruiz is a hot commodity that continues to focus his attention on the same bundle of schools, including Michigan, Alabama, Oklahoma, Auburn, North Carolina and Florida State. Ruiz has yet to reveal any official visit dates, but Michigan has arguably been the most consistent suitor. Ruiz has journeyed up to Ann Arbor multiple times on his own dime, and continues to construct a tight-knit relationship with coach Jim Harbaugh's staff, including offensive line coach Tim Drevno. Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma have also been consistent for a countless amount of months. Ruiz plans to take his time with a decision coming at the Under Armour All-American Game.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: Cesar Ruiz, the nation's second-ranked center, recently locked in official visit dates with each of his top suitors in North Carolina (Sept. 24), Michigan (Oct. 1), Florida (Oct. 15) and Oklahoma (Dec. 3), but the Wolverines have arguably been his most consistent suitor. Ruiz made the trek up to Ann Arbor multiple times on his own dime, and continues to manufacture tight-knit relationships with multiple coaches on coach Jim Harbaugh's staff, including offensive line coach Tim Drevno. "Sometime in December, or maybe a couple of days before Christmas," Ruiz said when asked about his commitment date.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/190398-tarik-black?s=73

Tarik Black, the No. 1 receiver in the East, has a top six of Auburn, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA. He said he will make a silent commitment before the start of his senior season, make official visits (possibly all five) and then make his choice public during his all-American game in January. He loved a recent visit to Michigan (his only scheduled official is there Sept. 2-4) and close friend and teammate C.J. Holmes is committed to Notre Dame.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: Tarik Black made official visits to Michigan and Auburn, and he scheduled one to Alabama (Nov. 26). UCLA, Notre Dame and Stanford are also under consideration. Black said he would make a silent commit before his season and then announce it at an all-American game in early January. Looking along those lines, Michigan sits in great shape.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/196495-jaylen-harris?s=73

There is not necessarily one school here that is trending for Jaylen Harris. He was supposed to visit Michigan State, but did not make it. The Spartans are one of the schools in contention. Penn State is another big contender after a summer visit. Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and more remain as other options for a kid who is expected to take official visits.

Trending: Michigan State

Sept. 26 update: Harris has also been fairly quiet so for now, no change until he is able to take some more visits.

Trending: Michigan State


http://www.scout.com/player/198203-elijah-gates?s=73

Elijah Gates has a visit set for TCU and will also visit Oregon this fall.  Meanwhile, UCLA has been a constant in his recruitment, and those three seem to be slightly ahead of the rest of the field.  But the Ducks have prioritized him heavily.

Trending: Oregon

Sept. 26 Update: Elijah Gates had to re-schedule his visit earlier in the month to TCU and we have not heard when he will take it. Three schools we know on the short list are Oregon, Notre Dame and UCLA but the Ducks seem to be a little out in front.  

Trending: Oregon


http://www.scout.com/player/195464-nico-collins?s=73

Nico Collins, the top wide receiver in Alabama and Top 20 nationally, has had a lot of different programs at or near the top of his list over the last year and a half, but it's clear Michigan tops it at this time. While Georgia, Alabama and others are still very much in the race with a late pledge expected, family ties, a recent visit and momentum for Harbaugh's programs seems like it has staying power. Expect Collins to take all of his visits with the SEC programs not going down without a fight.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: Nico Collins seems to be fluctuating between leaders within his top group, although the same three schools dominate the conversation here. Michigan led in the summer while Georgia and Alabama each closed the gap in the fall. Chatter suggests the Bulldogs may have pulled ahead but the Wolverines remain the safest bet. The SEC won't go down without a fight on this one.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/185036-chaz-ah-you?s=73

Chaz Ah You named a top 12 earlier this month but said that there are three schools a little further out: Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA.  He is working on his application into Stanford.  He will visit all three and he also plans to serve his LDS mission.  His father is on staff at BYU, too, and that looms.  But UCLA has been ahead for much of his recruitment and the Bruins are fine with him serving his mission plus he and defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin have a great relationship.

Trending: UCLA

Sept. 26 update: UCLA assistant Demetrice Martin was on the sidelines for Ah You's game last week and it is no secret the Bruins are in good standing for the No. 2-rated safety in the West. There are several others, though, making a strong push and one is Oklahoma State, where Ah You will take an official on Oct. 1. Stanford and Washington are also likely to receive visits in January, with Notre Dame being another out-of-state possibility.

Trending: UCLA 


http://www.scout.com/player/201426-kennedy-brooks?s=73

Kennedy Brooks is a quiet one on the recruiting trail, but one thing that we know is he is a true work-horse running back, and there is one school that loves to get its feature back the football. Look for him to set up an official visit to Wisconsin, and that visit could sway this one in favor of the Big Ten Conference.

Trending: Wisconsin

Sept. 26 update: You will not catch Brooks giving out too many recruiting details even if asked point blank. He picked up a new offer from North Carolina, but we still feel like the Badgers have a lot of what a workhorse running back like Brooks is looking for in a school.  Visits may come after the season.

Trending: Wisconsin


http://www.scout.com/player/195794-taquon-graham?s=73

We have been waiting patiently for Taquon Graham to pull the trigger on his commitment, and when he does we think it will be in favor of Texas. He has made many visits to Austin. 

Trending: Texas

Sept. 26 update: Graham committed to Texas on Sept. 5

Committed to Texas


http://www.scout.com/player/190354-alex-perry?s=73

Alex Perry was a one-time commit to Arizona State, where his older brother, Armand Perry, plays.  But he opened things up last year.  Yet, the Sun Devils still remain on his short list and with Colorado.  He and his best friend, Bubba Bolden, talked about being a package deal and Colorado and Arizona State are the two common schools.  But we think he comes full circle.

Trending: Arizona State

Sept. 26 update: The nation's No. 15-rated cornerback intended to make a decision before the start of his season but the announcement never happened and he told Scout earlier this month he hopes to take some visits before settling on a choice. Arizona State, where his older brother plays, drew a visit early this season and continues to be a heavy favorite. But Colorado, Michigan and North Carolina continue their pursuit and Perry said he will take a look around.

Trending: Arizona State 


http://www.scout.com/player/193186-james-robinson?s=73

Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA and Ole Miss are the schools soaking up the attention of Army All-American pass catcher James Robinson. With recruiting classes filling up by the day, Robinson is currently more of a wait-and-see approach with the likes of Alabama and Florida, but a decision regarding his college future could come much sooner than National Signing Day. Robinson's teammate and fellow Scout 300 prospect, A.J. Davis, continues to flirt heavily with coach Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners, so that is something to monitor over the next couple of months. He is also just days removed from his first-ever visit trip to Tuscaloosa, but we'll see how Robinson's recruitment ultimately plays out. Official visits could tell the tale for Robinson.

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA and Ole Miss are schools on the short list for James Robinson. With recruiting classes filling up, Robinson is taking more of a wait-and-see approach with Alabama and Florida, but a decision regarding his college future could come prior to national signing day. Robinson's teammate and fellow Scout 300 prospect, A.J. Davis, has his eye on coach Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners, so that is something to monitor over the next couple of months. Official visits could tell the tale for Robinson, but his recruitment is truly wide open.

Trending: Oklahoma


http://www.scout.com/player/183927-bruce-jordan-swilling?s=73

One Swilling recently committed to Georgia Tech, and that is likely where Bruce Jordan-Swilling will end up, too.  There have been a few Swillings to shine on the Flats over the years and Jordan-Swilling looks to be a strong lean to the Yellow Jackets.

Trending: Georgia Tech

Sept. 26 update: Bruce Jordan-Swilling committed to Georgia Tech in August

Bruce Jordan-Swilling is committed to Georgia Tech


http://www.scout.com/player/200117-marcus-minor?s=73

Marcus Minor, the No. 5 guard in the East, has a top seven or Auburn, Florida, Maryland, Miami, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Rutgers. He plans to make five official visits and announce close to signing day, so there is plenty of time for things to sort out. Auburn and Maryland are the schools to watch, with the Terps making a strong push after a late July visit.

Trending: Maryland

Sept. 26 update: Marcus Minor committed to Maryland Aug. 28

Marcus Minor is committed to Maryland


http://www.scout.com/player/192006-elijah-molden?s=73

Elijah Molden has been in a Stanford-Oregon battle for most of his recruitment.  He will visit Washington and USC, but we think it comes down to the Cardinal and Oregon, where his father, Alex, starred before being an NFL first round pick, and we will give the edge to the Cardinal.

Trending: Stanford

Sept. 26 update: Molden took an official visit to Stanford for its game against USC. He will visit Oregon and Washington officially, but he will not visit USC officially, despite the Trojans being in his final four. Molden still seems to be Stanford’s to lose

Trending: Stanford 


http://www.scout.com/player/207201-devodrick-johnson?s=73

Devodrick Johnson does not yet have an offer from Texas, but he could secure one with a strong start to the 2016 season. He is a very impressive physical specimen who fits into that hybrid OLB/S mold. Texas Tech has done well as of late with prospects from the Dallas Independent School District.

Trending: Texas

Sept. 26 update: Johnson made a commitment to Texas A&M at one point and was recently on hand to see the Aggies take apart Arkansas at AT&T Stadium. This one is a guessing game as we wait to see what happens with Johnson’s official visits. Texas Tech has been there for awhile as well. Will the ‘Horns offer soon?

Trending: Texas


http://www.scout.com/player/200988-jeremiah-holloman?s=73

Auburn is in the mix, LSU hosted Jeremiah Holloman over the summer, Miami is the latest to make a move here, but Georgia and Tennessee have been the two constants for the last few months.  He is going to give plenty of schools a shot; he already has, but picking an SEC school is likely the way to go.

Trending:  Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Jeremiah Holloman’s recruitment has been very fluid for months. He was committed to Michigan, but Miami is coming on strong. He took an official visit to Notre Dame, and he is still listing schools like Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee high on his list. This one has gone back and forth between Georgia and Tennessee. He was recently in Athens, Ga., he was in Knoxville, Tenn., over the weekend, and it is a battle between those two right now. Slight edge goes to the Vols due to their consistency.

Trending: Tennessee


http://www.scout.com/player/194626-isaiah-pola-mao?s=73

Isaiah Pola-Mao has a short list that includes hometown Arizona State to go with Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC and Washington.  The Sun Devils want to keep him home, but the Huskies have recruited Arizona well the last few years, and got a big-time defensive back from Arizona last year in Byron Murphy.  Can they sneak back into the state and do it again?

Trending: Washington

Sept. 26 update: Pola-Mao, the top-rated safety in Arizona out of powerhouse Phoenix Mountain Pointe, officially visited Washington earlier this month and said the trip went well. In the past, he mentioned he hopes to stay close to family, but the Huskies have done a tremendous job recruiting him and should be considered a real option at this point. Pola-Mao visited USC along his brother, 2019 defensive tackle Matthew Pola-Mao, about a month ago and that is another likely stop on the itinerary, along with Arizona State, Cal and Notre Dame.

Trending: Arizona State 


http://www.scout.com/player/190601-colin-wilson

Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina and North Carolina received unofficial visits in the summer, and continue to absorb the full attention of this Scout 300 prospect and big-bodied tailback, Colin Wilson. There are times Wilson seems somewhat disinterested in the recruiting process, but that doesn't mean a decision isn't right around the corner. No official visits have been locked in, but Wilson's been aiming at making a decision sometime around the start of the 2016 season. All four schools have done a great job of engaging with Wilson, but Kolby Smith, the running backs coach for Louisville, has really put on the full court press and made Wilson that top priority in the offensive backfield. 

Trending: Louisville

Sept. 26 update: Louisville, South Carolina, North Carolina and Notre Dame received unofficial visits over the summer, and continue to soak up the full attention of Colin Wilson. There are times Wilson seems somewhat disinterested in the recruiting process, but that does not mean a decision will be coming in at the buzzer on national signing day. No official visits have been scheduled, but Wilson's aiming at making a decision around the end of his regular season. All four schools have done a great job of engaging with Wilson, but Kolby Smith, the running backs coach for Louisville, really put on the full court press and made Wilson the top priority in the offensive backfield. Notre Dame is more of a maybe in regards to receiving an official visit, but overall, with the way quarterback Lamar Jackson and Louisville are clicking on all cylinders, it is difficult imagining the Cardinals' chances going anywhere but up.

Trending: Louisville


http://www.scout.com/player/186114-aaron-banks?s=73

Aaron Banks has a top 16 but said he will narrow his list down to a top five soon, maybe a top seven, once he sets his official visits.  He visited Michigan, Notre Dame and Arizona State earlier this month and the Notre Dame visit opened his eyes quite a bit. UCLA and USC have also made him a major priority and he plans to take an official visit to Oregon.  Right now, he is buzzing from his visit to Notre Dame, but there is still a long way to go.

Trending: Notre Dame

Sept. 26 update: Banks visited Notre Dame and Oregon officially and plans to narrow his top ten down to a few schools. Michigan, Arizona State, UCLA and USC are each in contention for his final trips. The Notre Dame official followed up a good unofficial there in summer, and the Irish still seem to be doing well with him.

Trending: Notre Dame


http://www.scout.com/player/194945-jordan-anthony

A Scout 300 outside linebacker and Maryland native, it's not difficult to understand why nearly all of the Big Ten is going all in and pushing hard for Jordan Anthony's services. The home-state Terrapins will always be a legitimate threat, but the likes of Michigan, Penn State and Oklahoma have also been consistent threats to receive his signed letter of intent. Coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have been creating a buzz among some of the top-shelf prospects that suit up for the IMG Academy, and Anthony also made the trek up to Ann Arbor for the BBQ at the Big House, so there's definitely mutual interest here. Anthony is aiming at making a commitment sometime closer to national signing day, so his official visits could eventually be the deciding factor.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: It is not difficult to understand why nearly all of the Big Ten is going all in and pushing hard for Jordan Anthony's services. The home-state Terrapins will always be a legitimate threat, but the likes of Michigan, Penn State and Oklahoma have been squarely in the mix for nearly a year. Coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have been creating a buzz among some of the top-shelf prospects at IMG Academy, and Anthony also made the trek up to Ann Arbor over the summer for BBQ at the Big House, so there is definitely mutual interest here. In fact, the lone official visit Anthony scheduled is with Michigan Oct. 1. Anthony is aiming at making a commitment close to National Signing Day, so official visits could eventually be the deciding factor.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/196251-chester-graves?s=73

This recruitment has been shrouded in a bunch of mystery. What we do know is that Chester Graves is a talented defender who racked up 42 tackles for a loss in 2015 and has the type explosion many teams will covet. He plays on the edge in high school, at times even standing up as a linebacker. Impressive for a guy listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds.

Trending: Missouri

Sept. 26 update: Nothing really to update here as no new news has rolled in surrounding the No. 1 prospect in Missouri. 

Trending: Missouri


http://www.scout.com/player/196965-nathan-proctor?s=73

Nathan Proctor, the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation, is still wading through a lot of schools as he takes his time with his recruitment.  He made visits to Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, and Ole Miss and West Virginia are interesting options. He is yet to set official visits, and he will take his time and make all five official visits. This one can turn a lot of different ways.

Trending:  Penn State

Sept. 26 update: Nathan Proctor likes to keep everything low-key with recruiting, and he is yet to set up any official visits, nor does he plan on making any trips until after his senior season. He continues to look heavily at Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Penn State. Maryland is also involved but did not rule out Ole Miss or West Virginia. Proctor's official visit schedule will be revealing.

Trending: Virginia Tech


http://www.scout.com/player/203053-lynn-bowden?s=73

After a recent offer from Michigan State, the Spartans are the school most expect Lynn Bowden to end up at. He also says his season is more important than recruiting right now, but we expect him to visit Michigan State during the fall, and possibly make his decision then.

Trending: Michigan State

Sept. 26 update: No change here. He does not seem to be anxious to rush into a decision. He was supposed to visit Michigan State on Saturday but did not make the trip. The Spartans still are the team we see with the best shot though, until we hear otherwise. 

Trending: Michigan State


http://www.scout.com/player/199359-labryan-ray?s=73

LaBryan Ray, who has ascended as much as any prospect in the South over the last year, has an All-SEC top six of Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Florida. While not a group of finalists, it would be a surprise to see the versatile athlete, who could play inside or out along a defensive line, to leave the top conference's footprint. Leaving the state itself would be a surprise, too.

Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Labryan Ray is a clear SEC guy, with six schools in the conference making up his top group. He visited Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee this fall. Florida is the major player he has yet to return to, though it is expected when he begins taking official visits. Ray does not have an official timeline so each visit could be "the one" that wraps up his recruitment. However, he is top priority for Alabama, the campus he has seen the most, and it would be a surprise if he didn't end up in Tuscaloosa.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/196518-ryan-johnson?s=73

Ryan Johnson has been a well-known defensive commodity for years and programs from coast-to-coast have been in on him for some time. One of the smarter prospects in the South, he is legitimately considering Stanford, Duke and raved about a recent offer from Texas. In-state programs Alabama and Auburn have long been high on his list as well and one may have the edge at this time.

Trending: Auburn

Sept. 26 update: Many in the SEC, including in-state Alabama and Auburn, continue to court Ryan Johnson but out-of-state schools like Stanford, Texas and Duke will factor into Johnson's decision. He is in no rush and has plenty of visits remaining, but all seemingly trail Auburn. 

Trending: Auburn


http://www.scout.com/player/201976-xavier-mckinney

Georgia safety Xavier McKinney was committed to Alabama for more than 10 months, but backed off that pledge in July.  Ohio State was his dream school and the Buckeyes just offered with Clemson, Florida and Georgia also in this. Ohio State is a big offer, but the Buckeyes are not the perceived favorite at this time.

Trending:  Clemson

Sept. 26 update: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Ohio State will receive official visits from Xavier McKinney. The only one scheduled is to Clemson (Oct. 1). The Tigers have been trending since he re-opened his recruitment in the middle of July. Ohio State was his “dream” school, and the Buckeyes came through with an offer in August, so keep an eye on coach Urban Meyer’s program.

Trending: Clemson


http://www.scout.com/player/186129-salvon-ahmed?s=73

Salvon Ahmed has a top five of Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington.  The Huskies were his first offer and they are the hometown school, and they are always going to be involved.  But the Irish have made some big moves with him.  We think, ultimately, he stays in Washington, but his recruitment is reminding us a little of Keivarae Russell, a Seattle-area kid who spurned the Huskies to play at Notre Dame.  There is some buzz for the Irish right now, but enough to overtake the Huskies?

Trending: Washington

Sept. 26 update: As expected, Ahmed committed to the hometown Huskies last Friday.

Committed to Washington


http://www.scout.com/player/199322-charles-reeves?s=73

Penn State, Pittsburgh and more are all in the running for athletic, pass-catching tight end Charles Reeves, but the school that seems to be trending here is Syracuse. He built a good relationship with quarterback commit Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse staff.

Trending: Syracuse

Sept. 26 update: Syracuse is still very much alive in the race, but after a recent visit to Pittsburgh, the Panthers are the school trending for the big, athletic pass catcher.

Trending: Pittsburgh


http://www.scout.com/player/193219-chuck-filiaga?s=73

Chuck Filiaga is a prospect we do not know a whole lot about right now as he will be playing his first game in Texas this weekend, but before moving to the Lone Star State from southern California, USC was thought to be in a great position, and it needs to restock at the defensive tackle position.

Trending: USC

Sept. 26 update: Filiaga did release his Top 10 and took an official visit to Oregon. USC could have its work cut out for it, but until we hear a good reason otherwise we will not change the pick. Texas is starting to make a push in his new home state.

Trending: USC


http://www.scout.com/player/204342-levi-jones?s=73

After originally playing at Texas, Levi Jones’ older brother, Cayleb Jones, transferred to Arizona, and Jones admits that move opened up his eyes to the West Coast. Still, this one is too close to call and Jones plays it close to the vest. Schools like LSU, Oklahoma, Texas and UCLA are also firmly in the mix. 

Trending: USC

Sept. 26 update: Jones is another Texas-based prospect who plays it close to the vest. The change at LSU may effect his recruitment somewhat.

Trending: USC


http://www.scout.com/player/204113-markaviest-bryant

Markaviest Bryant is called "Big Cat," so is he made to play at Auburn?  His cousin is former five star Montravius Adams, who plays at Auburn, so the Tigers are a competitor here.  Clemson is, too.  How about Florida and Georgia?  They have to be mentioned as well.  LSU is hoping to be a school he considers as is Florida State.  He has thought about committing, so he is one to watch.

Trending:  Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Markaviest Bryant felt he would commit early to mid fall, but now it appears he will hold off a little longer. He told Scout he plans to commit after the season. LSU is one to watch here. Alabama is in this and Florida has always been there. Clemson was one to offer very early, and the Tigers are very much in this, too. Georgia is the school in his home state, and the Dawgs could still be the one others are chasing.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/190459-kd-nixon?s=73

KD Nixon committed to Tennessee in the spring, but decommitted and put himself back on the recruiting market. An offer could change things, but Colorado has already put an offer on the table and have commit from his friend and teammate Laviska Shenault Jr..

Trending: Colorado

Sept. 26 update: Nixon set his official visit for Colorado in mid-October. Houston is another school making a push. The Buffs have been recruiting the state of Texas feverishly and if it woud be able to land Nixon along with his four-star teammate Laviska Shenault Jr. -- who is already committed -- that would be an impressive haul. 

Trending: Colorado


http://www.scout.com/player/196072-c-j-avery

Florida State put their name in the hat for C.J. Avery with a summer offer and schools like Louisville and Clemson continue to hang around, but this is likely to come down to two in-state schools, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.  He is going to trip to Oxford and Starkville numerous times between now and signing day, but in this tight race, one seems to have an edge late in the summer.

Trending:  Mississippi State

Sept. 26 update: C.J. Avery was at Auburn over the weekend, and another Tigers (Clemson) is in this race, as is Florida State, but odds are still fairly high he stays home. He knows a lot of the Ole Miss recruits, but Mississippi State still seems like the one to go with at this time.

Trending: Mississippi State


http://www.scout.com/player/198055-martin-andrus?s=73

Martin Andrus will visit Nebraska in September and wants to visit Michigan and Oregon in October.  Plus, he is planning to attend games at USC and UCLA all fall.

Trending: Nebraska

Sept. 26 update: Martin Andrus has been one of the tougher recruits to read this year. He was supposed to visit Nebraska over the weekend but did not make the visit. Michigan is involved here, as is Stanford, UCLA and USC. But right now, it is tough to get a great feel for which school is leading. 

Trending: USC


http://www.scout.com/player/196201-justin-foster?s=73

North Carolina linebacker Justin Foster released a top seven, but it has been a two school battle for some time.  Which color orange will Foster play in after he ends his high school career — Clemson or Tennessee?

Trending: Clemson

Sept. 26 update: Justin Foster is down to four schools. Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame and Tennessee are still in the mix for the South's No. 8 outside linebacker. He working on setting up officials and hopes take them all during the season. Foster recently told Scout that Clemson and Tennessee still have the edge. He hopes to make his commitment before the end of his senior campaign and everything we are hearing is Clemson is the team to beat.

Trending: Clemson


http://www.scout.com/player/196455-ortre-smith

OrTre Smith, the South's No. 12 wide receiver, still has a top five of Clemson, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. For a while, many considered this to be an in-state battle between Clemson and South Carolina, and that still appears to be the case. Can anyone else make a move? He will make his commitment on Sept. 11.

Trending: South Carolina

Sept. 26 update: OrTre Smith committed to South Carolina on Sept. 11.

OrTre Smith is committed to South Carolina


http://www.scout.com/player/201416-markquese-bell?s=73

Versatility is one of the things schools love about Markquese Bell, the No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation. He can also play safety, but he should grow into a linebacker. Michigan, Clemson and Rutgers are the schools mentioned the most with Bell, who made visited to each school in the summer. He plans on making official visits before a Dec. 1 announcement.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: Markquese Bell is set to begin his official visit schedule this weekend at Michigan, and Ohio State, Clemson, Florida and Maryland are also on his visit list. He made an unofficial visit to Rutgers earlier this month, and he said he could sub out one official visit and add one to Rutgers, he said. There was a lot of spring and summer chatter about Bell going to Michigan, but Ohio State and Clemson are now very high on his list. It is a three-way battle with Michigan, Ohio State and Clemson.

Trending:  Ohio State


http://www.scout.com/player/200926-brad-stewart?s=73

LSU has come in with an offer to Brad Stewart late in July, but is it too late?  He is a four-star from the Boot State, so LSU is in play, but it seems at this time that he will likely leave the state to play college football.  He was set to commit in August, but he needed more time.  Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech are schools to watch.

Trending: Florida

Sept. 26 update: Brad Stewart does not say too much about recruiting. Florida is still in a good spot, and the Gators are considered the team. Virginia Tech is likely to receive the first official visit. Ole Miss is another school very much in it. You cannot ever count Alabama out, either. This one could go a number of ways, but Florida is the one we give the edge to.

Trending: Florida


http://www.scout.com/player/193331-malik-herring?s=73

Aug. 25 was the decision date at one time, but that was pushed back. Malik Herring talks about USC, and maybe the Trojans get an official visit, but Alabama, Clemson and Georgia look like the most realistic teams in the race right now.

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee and maybe a few others are still in this race, but nothing changed here for some time — Georgia is still considered the team to beat. Clemson is the biggest threat to the Dawgs with Alabama next in line. 

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/194539-leonard-warner?s=73

Leonard Warner is another prospect who hoped to make a summer decision, but has held off. The main hold-up is Stanford — Warner wants to visit the Cardinal before he makes a decision.  Duke, Georgia and Georgia Tech are very much involved here.  An in-state school likely holds the advantage right now.

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Leonard Warner could commit at any time. He took an official visit to Florida State and one to Georgia will likely coming up soon. Stanford is the wildcard here. The Cardinal have been on Warner’s radar for months, so if/when he takes his official visit to Stanford, that will likely push him towards a decision.

Trending: Georgia


http://www.scout.com/player/179191-thayer-munford?s=73

Right now, there may not be one school that is trending for Thayer Munford. Alabama offered in the summer and the Tide are obviously a top option. He also may wait to see if more offers materialize after a good offseason, which included a strong performance at Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp.

Trending: Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Pittsburugh also starting to look good here. Munford has not been as focused on recruiting, but the Panthers seem to have the buzz.

Trending: Pittsburgh


http://www.scout.com/player/192281-josh-falo?s=73

Josh Falo named a top ten this month and plans to take all five official visits. Oregon has been high on his list for a while and Colorado has family ties- his older brother, N.J. Falo, plays for the Buffs and his oldest brother signed with Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre at San Jose State.  But we think Oregon ends up the pick for the Under Armour All-American.

Trending: Oregon

Sept. 26 update: Falo visited Oregon last weekend and the Ducks are still doing well with him. He did, however, see Colorado, where his older brother plays, beat the Ducks on his trip, and we still think the Buffs have a legitimate shot to steal him, but we’re still sticking with the Ducks. ... For now.

Trending: Oregon


http://www.scout.com/player/196424-a-j-davis?s=73

Like teammate and fellow Scout 300 prospect, James Robinson, A.J. Davis is taking somewhat of a patient approach with no official visits scheduled. Louisville, Oklahoma, UCLA, North Carolina and West Virginia are the schools positioned to receive official visits leading up to national signing day, but the Cardinals and Sooners have been the most consistent when it comes to filling up his mailbox and going all in for his services. UCLA just offered both Davis and Robinson, so could they eventually transform into a package deal? Time will tell.

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: Like teammate and fellow Scout 300 prospect, James Robinson, A.J. Davis is taking somewhat of a patient approach with no additional official visits coming to mind. Davis surprised many when he switched up last weekend's official visit plans by switching out Louisville for Missouri, but expect the Cardinals to get their shot in the very near future. Louisville, Oklahoma, UCLA, North Carolina and UCF are the schools being tossed around in Davis' recruitment, but the Cardinals, Tigers and Sooners are positioned best to scoop up his commitment.

Trending: Oklahoma


http://www.scout.com/player/194194-jacob-phillips?s=73

Jacob Phillips, a four star out of Tennessee, cut his list down to five schools and scheduled five official visits with Oregon getting the first shot in September.  At one time there was chatter about Oklahoma being the front-runner, but now it is a school closer to home with the momentum behind the scenes.

Trending:  Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Jacob Phillips has been on the road a lot in September. He took official visits to Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon, and one to Alabama is coming up on Oct. 1. He canceled one to LSU, so the Tigers are out. Alabama and Oklahoma look to be at the top of his list with the Crimson Tide always tough to bet against.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/193093-tony-gray?s=73

Over the past 18 months, Tony Gray had a number of schools attached to his name, but who is really in this?  Does anyone really know?  Kentucky has been talked about.  Georgia is an in-state school, but is it another SEC school leading the way?  It is really wide open, but the Gators have some chatter.

Trending: Florida 

Sept. 26 update: This one is very much up in the air. Who is really in the race for Tony Gray? He was at Auburn recently for an unofficial visit, but he does not talk to too many schools, and he has plans to take all five official visits. Who will get those? Nobody really knows. Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and some others are being considered.

Trending: Auburn


http://www.scout.com/player/191677-henry-bainivalu?s=73

Henry Bainivalu is another Seattle area kid who seems like a no-brainer for Washington.  But he went underground this spring and summer and there is talk he may leave the area.  Michigan has been doing well with  him and USC just named another Skyline player, Max Browne, their starting quarterback. But we just do not see him leaving the Northwest.

Trending: Washington

Sept. 26 update: Bainivalu has gone quiet for months but did check out Washington during its fall practice. We continue to hear he will stay home when it is all said and done.

Trending: Washington


http://www.scout.com/player/200642-tyjuan-garbutt?s=73

TyJuan Garbutt, a one-time Virginia Tech commit, has a top five or Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia, and North Carolina and Miami are also involved. He will take all five visits, but the question is whether the Hokies can still land him? He said Virginia Tech is No. 1 followed by Pittsburgh.

Trending: Virginia Tech

Sept. 26 update: The former Virginia Tech commit slowed things down when it comes to his recruitment. In fact, he does not plan to take his official visits until after the season. As for unofficial trips, he went to Virginia Tech twice in the past month, as well as Pittsburgh for the Penn State game. The Hokies still lead for the East's No. 3 defensive end, but Pittsburgh made up a substantial amount of ground. He is also considering Florida and Georgia, and Maryland is trying to make a late push. However, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh are the schools in the best shape right now.

Trending: Virginia Tech


http://www.scout.com/player/191945-k-j-hamler?s=73

Times are currently difficult for K.J. Hamler, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear just a few days back, but this is a determined young man who continues to stay positive with a promising football career still ahead of him. A Michigan native, this electric wide receiver is a focused on a handful of suitors consisting of Oregon, Tennessee, Michigan State, Iowa State, Penn State and Arizona. Hamler already visited the home-state Spartans multiple times, so an official visit weekend in East Lansing is unlikely at this point, but lists Arizona, Oregon and Tennessee as schools that will definitely receive visits leading up to National Signing Day.

Trending: Oregon

Sept. 26 update: A Michigan native, this electric wide receiver is focused on a handful of schools consisting of Oregon, Michigan State, Iowa State, Penn State and Arizona. Hamlervisited the home-state Spartans multiple times, and is returning to East Lansing to officially visit Michigan State this weekend, so that is encouraging for those rooting for the school decked out in green and white. Penn State rolled out the red carpet and got its shot last weekend, but Scout's Allen Trieu reports Arizona and Oregon will also be receiving official visits shortly after Hamler undergoes surgery for his torn ACL.

Trending: Oregon


http://www.scout.com/player/196361-will-ignont?s=73

Will Ignont, who was once a private commitment to Alabama after having Auburn as his long-time leader, now has a top four of Auburn, LSU, UCLA and Michigan. Is he now as likely as ever to leave the state?

Trending: LSU

Sept. 26 update: A top group of Auburn, LSU, Michigan and UCLA has many guessing where versatile linebacker Will Ignont will land. LSU had momentum late in the summer but since then it shifted back in state with Auburn, the school Ignont admitted led for the duration of his early recruitment. 

Trending: Auburn


http://www.scout.com/player/204503-deron-irving-bey?s=73

This athletic edge rusher has Michigan, Michigan State and Maryland among the schools he hopes to visit this Fall. If there is a school trending up though, it is Michigan, who he visited for the BBQ and reported he had a really strong visit at. Prior to that, MSU was the school he had been to the most so this one should come down to the in-state schools.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: After a good visit to Michigan for the BBQ, he visited the Wolverines again for the opener and had another good trip. Michigan remains the trending school. He has yet to visit the other top contender Michigan State this season, but is expected to soon.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/204330-tyler-taylor?s=73

Tyler Taylor has trimmed his list down, and it could change again, but Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee are four to keep an eye on.  He wants to take official visits, then make his decision.  Right now, even though he is in SEC Country, he may be leaning towards leaving.

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: An official visit to Oklahoma is in the books, and it could not have gone better.  The Sooners were trending before this visit last weekend, and Oklahoma is still in a good spot. LSU will receive an official visit. The Tigers were in this before the firing of coach Les Miles. Auburn and Georgia are among a few others still in the race.

Trending: Oklahoma


http://www.scout.com/player/202941-phidarian-mathis?s=73

Phidarian Mathis is a top defensive prospect in Louisiana with many offers, but like it does many times with top prospects in the Boot State, it is likely to come down to Alabama and LSU.  The Tigers have plenty of big names on their commitment list and target list, and ‘Bama impressed him over the summer, so he may be leaning towards T-Town.

Trending:  Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Phidarian Mathis is likely headed to the SEC. He recently talked up Florida, and the Gators are in this, but the top two are Alabama and LSU. The Tigers are the in-state school, and Mathis’ high school sent quite a few to play in Baton Rouge. With that said, Alabama seems to be the one trending. It will likely come down to his official visits.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/188688-jaylon-redd?s=73

Jaylon Redd has a top eight and is starting to lock in visits, but Oregon has been a constant for him, and we think the Ducks are the heavy favorite still to land the four-star.

Trending: Oregon

September 26 Update: Jaylon Redd will make his decision on today (Sept. 26) and it will be a shock if it is not Oregon. He will still visit Noter Dame and UCLA and already tripped to Nebraska, but the Ducks are in a very good spot here. 

Trending: Oregon


http://www.scout.com/player/191431-adrian-ealy?s=73

Very early it looked like Adrian Ealy would stay home and be an LSU Tiger, but over the past 12 months, those two have pulled a part.  You cannot rule out the Tigers if they make a run at Ealy, but right now Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma and Tennessee are the main schools involved.

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: Oklahoma had a big visitor group Sept. 16 and one of those on his official visit to Norman was Adrian Ealy. The Sooners jumped out to the lead and Ealy does not want to take his recruitment too much farther. Florida, LSU, Miami and Tennessee are a few of the other schools Ealy is considering, but all are chasing the Sooners.

Trending: Oklahoma


http://www.scout.com/player/189848-davondre-robinson?s=73

Davondre Robinson, who is the nation's 23rd-ranked safety, released a top ten in the spring and while he has not officially narrowed his list of schools down again, it seems like Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee are the main contenders. However, there has been recent talk that Mississippi State and NC State remain heavily involved. Robinson is taking the process slow and by all accounts is  not ready to name any favorites.  At the end of the day, it looks like South Carolina could be the team to beat, but this is a very fluid situation. Robinson has not set a date for his decision.

Trending: South Carolina

Sept. 26 update: Davondre Robinson has been extremely quiet lately. At one time, it was almost certain he would either end up at Clemson or South Carolina. However, that seems to no longer be the case. It appears Mississippi State, NC State and Ole Miss are the main schools in the mix. Once he takes some official visits, we should know a lot more. 

Trending: Mississippi State


http://www.scout.com/player/196185-noah-elliss?s=73

Noah Elliss mentioned Auburn, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA and Nebraska the most. And his father, Luther, is a Utah legend and was a first-round NFL pick  He has been attracted to the SEC and said that Ole Miss coaches are recruiting him harder than anyone.

Trending: Ole Miss

Sept. 26 update: Elliss, the top-rated defensive tackle in Colorado, received his latest offer from Louisville last week. He visited UCLA and USC early in the summer but has yet to take any of his official trips as he sorts through his options. Michigan, where teammate Dylan McCaffrey is committed, as well as Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ole Miss are mentioned in his recruitment, so we would expect him to make five stops among that group before making any decision.

Trending: Ole Miss


http://www.scout.com/player/197872-kendarian-handy-holly?s=73

Kendarian Handy-Holly, who came out of nowhere to four-star status about a year ago, now has two-dozen scholarship offers. A ball-hawking safety who can change the game with one play, his list has changed some but the one constant is Florida. Minnesota, Mississippi State and NC State are worth watching, too, since he's not close to ending the process.

Trending: Florida

Sept. 26 update: Kendarian Handy-Holly has been quiet since the season began after admitting schools like Florida, Minnesota, NC State and Mississippi State were high on his list after the summer camp circuit. It long felt like a matter of time when he would jump on that Florida offer and the feeling remains, though a true darkhorse is emerging in the Golden Gophers.

Trending: Florida


http://www.scout.com/player/204148-noah-igbinoghene?s=73

Noah Igbinoghene, a nationally recognized track star who can play wide receiver or running back at the next level, has a top five of Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Missouri. Staying close to home was once a priority so a late offer can affect this list before all is said and done.

Trending: Duke

Sept. 26 update: Notre Dame and Duke represent track star Noah Igbinoghene’s co-leaders and while staying close to home is somewhat of a goal, the academic goals the world-class track standout has point to the Blue Devils in a very close battle.

Trending: Duke


http://www.scout.com/player/203871-henry-ruggs?s=73

Henry Ruggs, a hoops standout coming off of his first year of high school football, exploded on the football field in 2015 as a dynamic wide receiver and return specialist and the offers have consistently come in. He has a current top five of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Penn State. Ruggs was originally set to commit Aug. 1 but now wants to take additional visits first.

Trending: Alabama

Sept. 26 update: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Penn State represent Henry Ruggs' top five but it long seemed like an in-state battle between the Tide and Tigers, with the Florida Gators as the wildcard of the bunch. Florida's push is making more waves by the day, but for now it would be surprising to see him end up anywhere but on Alabama coach Nick Saban's list come signing day.

Trending: Alabama


http://www.scout.com/player/194556-oliver-martin?s=73

Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa could all claim some momentum for fast-rising prospect Oliver Martin, but rumor has it Notre Dame, his most recent offer, is a school he grew up a big fan of.

Trending: Notre Dame

Sept. 26 update: After a visit to Notre Dame last weekend, we will keep the Irish as the trending school. However, he visits Michigan this weekend and has been to Iowa twice recently, so this is a race that is very close.

Trending: Notre Dame


http://www.scout.com/player/195262-jaylen-kelly-powell?s=73

Plans are for Jaylen Kelly-Powell to wait through the season and take official visits along he way. He has an official planned to Nebraska, but Michigan is the school everyone is gunning for.

Trending: Michigan

Sept. 26 update: No change. While he will take his official visits and we do not expect a commitment until the winter, Michigan is still far and away the school to beat. We are not even sure they can be called "trending" since they have been, in our minds, the leader for a long time.

Trending: Michigan


http://www.scout.com/player/202056-yusuf-corker?s=73

This one looked like it might end in the spring or summer for Yusuf Corker, but it did not. He added more offers during the evaluation process and he is now looking to trim his list down.  He could end up at a number of schools, but keep an eye on one in the SEC.

Trending:  South Carolina

Sept. 26 update: Yusuf Corker likes to keep to himself, stay out of the media, and stay quiet about his recruitment. He has not taken many visits, but one school has remained consistent with him is South Carolina. A new school jumped into the race in West Virginia. Corker once thought he would be committed by the end of the summer, but now he is likely going to take at least a few of his official visits before making his decision. 

Trending: South Carolina


http://www.scout.com/player/192861-deandre-wilder?s=73

Deandre Wilder lived out his childhood as a big-time supporter of the hometown Miami Hurricanes, and it's truly difficult to envision him in another college uniform at this point. Auburn made a strong impression after bringing him up to campus over the summertime, so they check in at the No. 2 spot. Miami's lead expanded even more since coach Mark Richt returned home to his alma mater. This is a coveted prospect that's equipped with a boatload of nationally-recognized offers, but barring some sort of surprise, look for Wilder to extend his stay in Miami-Dade.

Trending: Miami

Sept. 26 update: DeAndre Wilder lived out his childhood as a big-time supporter of the hometown Miami Hurricanes, and it is truly difficult to envision him in another college uniform. Auburn made a strong impression after bringing him up to campus in the summertime, so it check in at the No. 2 spot. Wilder had a top two of Miami and Georgia nearly two summers ago, so Miami's lead expanded even more since coach Mark Richt returned to his alma mater. Michigan State, Notre Dame and West Virginia are also in line to receive official visits, but barring some sort of surprise, expect Wilder to extend his stay in Miami-Dade.

Trending: Miami


http://www.scout.com/player/197695-rahyme-johnson?s=73

Rahyme Johnson was actually UCLA’s first commit in the 2017 class, doing so the summer before his junior year, but he ended up opening up his recruitment. Then, it looked like they had gone their separate ways but he was back at a UCLA practice this month and said he plans to take an official visit.  And his relationship with linebackers coach Scott White continues to be strong despite the decommitment. He has a teammate committed to Oregon, and Nebraska has made him a big priority. But can the Bruins bring him all the way back?

Trending: UCLA

Sept. 26 update: You don not often see players de-commit from a school and then end up back with the same program. Saying that, we could see Rahyme Johnson, at some point, back in the fold at UCLA. The Bruins never stopped recruiting him and he has a very good relationship with linebackers coach Scott White. Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Texas A&M are all pushing hard here as well. 

Trending: UCLA


http://www.scout.com/player/200539-carter-warren?s=73

Carter Warren, the No. 6 offensive tackle in the East, is yet to trim his list, but he made a recent visit to Maryland, and the Terps are pushing hard because they do not have many offensive tackles with his length. He visited Rutgers in late July and also made a trip to Pittsburgh, which is a big player. Penn State and Virginia Tech are also involved as Warren takes his time with the process. He is planning official visits.

Trending: Maryland

Sept. 26 update: Carter Warren made a visit to Pittsburgh in mid August and the Panthers are pushing hard. Maryland is also heavily involved as it looks to secure an athletic, long offensive tackle in the class. Virginia Tech, Rutgers and North Carolina are also remaining involved with Warren, who is yet to set up official visits. He was eyeing a January decision, but now is looking to decide by the middle of October.

Trending: Pittsburgh


http://www.scout.com/player/195093-fred-hansard?s=73

Fred Hansard is close to making his college choice, and his final three schools are Tennessee, Florida and Rutgers. Florida is been considered the quiet leader, especially after he made a summer visit and loved it there. Rutgers is hanging around, and the longer it goes without Hansard announcing, the better it is for the Scarlet Knights.

Trending: Florida

Sept. 26 update: Fred Hansard committed to Florida, but his recruitment remains interesting as the Gators continue to recruit defensive tackles. Furthering the notion Hansard's recruitment may not be over, he was at a Rutgers game this season and he remains in contact with the coaches there.

Trending: Florida


http://www.scout.com/player/202795-stephan-zabi?s=73

Two schools that have been strong contenders since stepping up with offers for Stephan Zabié are Texas A&M and Oklahoma. Texas A&M has hit on a tackle or two, while Oklahoma still has it has a very high priority in the 2017 class. That being said, a player of Zabie skills is a high priority for either school. He will miss his 2016 season due to a UIL ruling. 

Trending: Oklahoma

Sept. 26 update: Reportedly, Oklahoma is looking good for more than just Zabie at OT, as top prospect Adrian Ealy is also trending to the Sooners. Texas A&M offered first, but has a class full of offensive linemen right now. 

Trending: Oklahoma


http://www.scout.com/player/193630-jalen-mckenzie?s=73

Jalen McKenzie has commitable offers to Arizona State and UCLA among others, and the Bruins are his favorite from his offers. But after missing most of his junior season, many schools want to see him this fall before offering, and if he looks good, that could open more offers.  One he is hoping for is Tennessee, where his father and uncle played, and where his brother is a starting defensive tackle. He originally said he was looking to carve out his own path, but he is more and more vocal about the Vols. An offer from Tennessee could make their pursuit a short one.

Trending: Tennessee 

Sept. 26 update: McKenzie is still waiting for a few more offers to come from the start of his senior season.  Arizona State and UCLA still are after him but he is waiting for the Vols to offer. If they do, it probably locks him up for Tennessee.

Trending: Tennessee


http://www.scout.com/player/198426-major-tennison?s=73

Major Tennison decommitted from Texas and most thought he would make a quick flip to Alabama, but the Tide took a commitment from Kedrick James and now it looks like schools like Georgia, Michigan and Arkansas are strong players in this race. Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will utilize a tight end in his offense and that may end up being the perfect fit for Tennison.

Trending: Georgia

Sept. 26 update: Tennison has not revealed anything new and we took a guess that Georgia could end up being an attractive option based on fit and need. Alabama would still take Tennison as well.

Trending: Alabama


Scout's Brian Dohn, Brandon Huffman, Greg Biggins, Greg Powers, Allen Trieu and Chad Simmons contributed

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