Biggest Movers in the Midseason Scout 300

Oct. 13 -- A look at some of the biggest movers in the midseason Scout 300 for the class of 2017...


The 2017 Scout 300


SOUTH

Top Newcomer:

Running back Travis Etienne of Jennings (La.) has made a big move in the rankings and jumped into the Scout 300. He moved from the South's No. 13 running back to the No. 9, and he is now the No. 85 prospect in the South, and he checks in at No. 209 in the country. He added a fourth star. The former Texas A&M commit visited Oregon officially over the weekend and outside of the Ducks, his names Alabama, Miami, Tennessee and Texas A&M as his favorites. Etienne is a balanced back with the blend of power, hands and speed.

http://www.scout.com/player/206901-travis-etienne

Highest Riser:

Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy of Deerfield Beach (Fla.) made a move up from outside the top 100 into the top 100, and he is now the No. 64 prospect in the country. Since making plays against top defensive backs at The Opening Finals, Jeudy has continued to play at a high level, and importantly, catch the ball on a regular basis. The Alabama commitment could be in the five star discussion when all is said and done.

http://www.scout.com/player/190983-jerry-jeudy

Significant Mover:

Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon of Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County is a significant mover because he is the new five star this update. He was already a Scout 100 prospect, but he has really taken his game to another level this season. He is so quick off the ball and so powerful at the point of attack, and he is making plays all over the field this season. He is a former Michigan commit, and Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Georgia are the main schools involved now. He is the new No. 20 prospect in the country.

http://www.scout.com/player/190463-aubrey-solomon


EAST

Top Newcomer:

Michigan offensive tackle commit Andrew Stueber is already technically sound and he improved his athleticism since his junior season, and is now in the Scout 300. Stueber checks in at No. 262 in the Scout 300, and moved from being the No. 43 offensive tackle prospect in the nation to No. 27.

http://www.scout.com/player/207112-andrew-stueber

Highest Riser:

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Poly Prep offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson's ability is catching up to his body, and that is a scary thing for defensive ends. Wilson, who is 6-foot-6 1/2, 354 pounds, has the length and feet to be a program cornerstone at left tackle, and as he develops, his ranking increases. Wilson moved from No. 69 to No. 49 in the nation. He already has official visits set to Florida State (Nov. 11), Michigan (No. 18) and Ohio State (Nov. 25), and he is setting up visits to USC and Georgia.

http://www.scout.com/player/195949-isaiah-wilson

Significant Mover:

Tariq Castro-Fields, a cornerback, makes his debut in the Scout 300 at No. 284. He moved from the No. 31 cornerback in the nation to No. 27. Castro-Fields also has an official visit set to Alabama for Nov. 26, when the Crimson Tide host Auburn. Penn State, Virginia and Maryland are also in line for official visits, but dates are yet to be decided on.

http://www.scout.com/player/201392-tariq-castro-fields


MIDWEST

Highest Riser:

Michigan commit Josh Ross has been laying big hits on both sides of the ball and has shown athleticism in running routes and catching passes too. The Orchard Park (Mich.) St. Mary Prep linebacker has size and strength and also thinks the position and that makes him a good candidate to contribute early in his Michigan career.

http://www.scout.com/player/180530-josh-ross

Significant Movers:

Warren (Ohio) Harding athlete Lynn Bowden has been dynamic. He dazzles as an open field runner from his quarterback position and has the size, speed and athleticism to play several spots in college.

http://www.scout.com/player/203053-lynn-bowden

Iowa City (Iowa) West receiver Oliver Martin had a big offseason and while West has a new coach and system this year, he has still frequently made key plays and has even stepped over to defense and made splash plays, showing his overall athleticism.

http://www.scout.com/player/194556-oliver-martin


MIDLANDS

Top Newcomer:

After punching a ticket to The Opening over the summer and competing alongside the nation’s best, Josh Thompson, the new four-star cornerback from Nacogdoches (Texas), is playing with the confidence and swagger of one of the top players in the nation and that is showing through on film. He has just been dominant. That is exactly the type of level of play that we hope that he uses when he steps onto the field on the next level. He is a versatile defensive back prospect who could move around and provide depth at multiple spots, but that ‘Nickel Back’ role could be ideal.

http://www.scout.com/player/204269-josh-thompson

Highest Riser:

Waxahachie (Texas) receiver Jalen Reagor has been a steady presence in the Scout Top 300, but after his latest rise you can now call him a Scout Top 100 member. He has jumped up the ranks to the No. 2 receiver in the talent-laden state of Texas and he has been playing lights out for Waxahachie. He is a versatile weapon with great open field running skill and speed. He is like a running back after the catch. He has tremendous leaping ability and athleticism and he can stretch the field. The type of receiver you can line up on the outside or in the slot and he will be a mismatch over the defensive back who lines up across from him.

http://www.scout.com/player/201370-jalen-reagor

Significant Mover:

The Oklahoma State commit from Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial, LC Greenwood, is the perfect definition of a true outside wide receiver. His addition gives the Midlands region 13 wide receiver prospects in the Scout To 300, and it is one of the most loaded groups of talent at that position that we have seen in some time. What separates Greenwood from some other top receivers who may be currently fighting for that tightly contested spot in the 300 is his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame combined with his 4.41 40-yard dash speed. He has a combination of skills that is rare. He is hopeful to become the next Dez Bryant in the Oklahoma State offense.

http://www.scout.com/player/204844-lc-greenwood


WEST

Top Newcomer:

Walnut Creek (Calif.) Berean Christian receiver Isaiah Hodgins was already a four-star prospect but made a big jump in to the Scout 300 at No. 174. The former Washington State commit has great length and body control, is a smooth route runner and has downfield speed as well. He runs well after the catch, has very good hands and really impressed on his senior tape on both sides of the ball. Hodgins is playing with a nice, physical edge to him and we like his toughness and compete level. The athlete has taken visits to Nebraska and Oregon State and will take one to Oregon before making a decision..

http://www.scout.com/player/199684-isaiah-hodgins

Highest Riser:

Sumner (Wash.) athlete Connor Wedington made the biggest rise in the Scout 300 out west jumping from No. 225 to No. 65 and is the new No. 1 overall ATH in the region. Wedington has had a dominant senior year on both sides of the ball and would be ranked a top 100 prospect at either safety or running back. Physically, the development he has shown in the last year is remarkable and his combination of size, speed and overall athleticism is at a college level right now. It will be interesting to see what side of the ball he plays at once he gets to Washington but it's definitely a good problem to have..

http://www.scout.com/player/197643-connor-wedington

Significant Mover:

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman safety Bubba Bolden just keeps rising up our board and is now rated the No. 2 overall safety in the country. Bolden jumps from the No. 65 overall prospect to No. 38 as well and he may not be done climbing either. Bolden has simply been amazing all year and has arguably been the best player on the nation's best team. The former USC commit has yet to set up any of his official visits but schools like Arizona State, Colorado, Florida, Ohio State and UCLA are just a few we know are heavily in the mix here. .

http://www.scout.com/player/194460-bubba-bolden


National recruiting analysts Allen Trieu, Brandon Huffman, Brian Dohn, Chad Simmons, Greg Biggins and Greg Powers contributed to this notebook.


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