2012 Positional Rankings: Top Wide Receivers

We delve into our positional rankings and we don't beat around the bush as we bring you the position which is the deepest in South Carolina for the 2012 class, wide receiver. Shaq Roland holds a grip on #1 but with a stellar group of wide receivers in-state we don't envy the Shrine Bowl or North-South coaches this year. Does Kwinton Smith or Chris Brown move way up? Come inside to find out.

The state's deepest position in 2012 is wide receiver. Before we release our new Top 100 prospects

1. Shaq Roland- This one should come as no surprise as Roland is the #1 overall prospect in the state and currently rated the #2 wide receiver in the nation.

2. Kwinton Smith- Smith emerged late and his blend of size and speed has college coaches scrambling to get in the mix. A player we'll watch closely during his senior season.

3. Chris Brown- Nobody has emerged as much as Brown has over the past few months. Offers continue to roll in for the 6'3 175 pound speedster and for good reason. Breaking the state record in the triple jump and a national junior Olympian in the event Brown is an amazing athlete. Expect some more elite programs to extend offers if he performs well at their camps soon.

4. Quinshad Davis- Davis is a big time prospect and he's put up the numbers during his career. Good size, body control, and good hands are his biggest strengths. We haven't heard about him camping a lot this off season and honestly we think he'd have a lot more offers if he did.

5. Casey Gladney- We didn't get to see much of Gladney last season but after evaluating his highlight tape it's easy to see why Alabama extended him the offer. With good size, speed, and excellent hands Gladney will challenge to move up the rankings in our next batch of ratings come August.

6. Jabril Solomon- Some are recruiting him as a defensive back but we like him at wideout on the next level. Solomon has a nice group of offers and is a guy we'll be watching closely come August.

7. Mark Irick- Irick made waves early on but things have quieted down as of late for him in terms of recruiting. He holds offers from Auburn and South Carolina and schools like that he's a big target outside at 6'4 182 pounds.

8. Bryton Griffin- Here's another prospect who we really like out of Blue Ridge. He's got the size and talent to move up on this list. He hasn't done a lot of camping and once he gets out there he very well could move up as he picks up offers.

9. Spearman Robinson- Size and speed (6'4 195 lbs.) are Robinson's biggest strengths. His team runs out of the wing-T offense and his numbers don't scream out at you but when given the opportunity he made plays.

10. Samson Baldwin- Baldwin had a strong junior season moving from AAA to AAAA play. He's a great slot receiver and it showed last season. With solid hands and running very good routes Baldwin is on the radar of a lot of high major programs. We haven't seen him on the camp or combine circuit this off season as much as he has in previous years.

Other top wideouts in the Palmetto State considered (in alphabetical order): Marquis Boyan, Montreval Dunbar, Malik Ford, Damar Hall, Austin Helms, Chris Jenkins, J. Christopher Rouse, Johnnie Simmons, Jordan Stuckey, Kwarson Ward, Rokeem Williams.


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