It's mid-June and Scout.com has officially begun the ranking process for the Class of 2008 today. Currently ranked are the top 25 players at each position, along with a revised National Top 100. Deeper position rankings will be done later today and completed Tuesday. Scout.com will revise all rankings on the 15th of each month from now through National Signing Day in February.
Scout.com will eventually assign five stars to the top 50 prospects in the nation. Four-stars will be assigned to the next 250 rated recruits. Currently, Scout.com has assigned 40 five stars and 200 four stars to 240 prospects meaning we will add the remaining five and four stars over the coming months in future ranking releases.
In addition, all the regional top 100s have been revised. Tomorrow the South Top 150 will be unveiled, while the Midwest and Midlands will be released on Wednesday, the Southwest and East on Thursday, the West on Friday and the first ever Scout.com Top 300 will be released next Monday.
Linebacker Arthur Brown (Wichita, Ks.) continues sit atop the Scout.com National 100, while quarterback Terrelle Pryor (Jeannette, Pa.), wide receiver Julio Jones (Foley, Al.), running back Darrell Scott (Ventura, Calif.), and safety Will Hill (Jersey, N.J.) round out the top five. Checking in at No. 6 is wide receiver A.J. Greene (Summerville, S.C.), offensive tackle Matt Kalil (Anaheim, Calif.), Shayne Hale (Monroeville, Pa.), Patrick Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.), and quarterback E.J. Manuel (Virginia Beach, Va.).The one prospect that made the biggest jump in the Scout.com Top 100 is Manuel. Manuel catapulted to the No. 10 prospect overall and the No. 2 rated signal caller in the nation, while Hale moved up into the top ten.
New entries into the Scout.com Top 100 are Manuel, wide receivers Brice Butler (Norcross, Ga.) and Jonathan Baldwin (Aliquippa, Pa.), linebackers Brendan Beal (Succassana, N.J.), Ramon Buchanan (Melbourne, Fla.), Damian Square (Houston, Texas), and J.B. Fitzgerald (Princeton Junction, N.J.), safeties Dee Finley (Auburn, Al.) and E.J. Woods (Encino, Calif.) , quarterback Andrew Luck (Houston, Texas), offensive guard Lane Clelland (Owings Mill, Md.), offensive tackle Dan O'Neil (Grand Haven, Mi.), running backs Brandon Barnes (Bunn, N.C.), Chris Burns (New Wilmington, Pa.), and Richard Samuel (Cartersville, Ga.), defensive tackle Solomon Koehler (Kaneoho, Hi.), and defensive end Leon Mackey (Newark, De.).