Top 2013 Wide Receivers
- 1. Tramel Terry (Goose Creek HS) 6'0 175 pounds
Terry is arguably the state's best all-around athlete when it comes to the gridiron as he very well could play at wide receiver or cornerback on the next level. College coaches are having a time deciding where but most just want a chance to sway him away from his verbal commitment to Georgia right now. His athleticism and explosiveness is on another level and he shows excellent agility when it comes to changing directions. Terry is deceptively strong and has very good footwork. It will be hard to unseat him from the top spot this season.
Recruiting: Committed to Georgia
- 2. Mike Williams (Lake Marion HS) 6'4 185 pounds
Williams currently is the only prospect who could manage to top Terry on this list this season. His tremendous size and athleticism have wowed college coaches and he's got a who's who list of offers on the table right now. Williams knows how to use his size to shield the ball from defenders and can obviously go up and make the catch in jumpball situations with his leaping ability. Right now he needs to get stronger in order to full utilize his size advantage and creating separation off the line and fending off would be defenders after securing the ball. Sharpening his route running skills would also help him see the field earlier on the college level.
Recruiting: Has offers from some of the top programs in the country already like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, and others.
- 3. Akia Booker (Byrnes HS) 6'0 180 pounds
Booker is built just like Tramel Terry and their games are similar except that Booker isn't quite as fast as Terry is. Booker is plenty fast just not on Terry's level at this point. Booker has good hands and excellent ball skills after securing the catch. Like most others he would benefit by working on his route running and strength. I would like to see him secure the ball properly more consistently but it's a bad habit that can be corrected. Was the dominant force in a great receiving corps and should see plenty of double teams after a big junior season.
Recruiting: Holds offer from Tennessee and interest from many others.
- 4. Kalay Jones (Union County HS) 6'2 175 pounds
Jones is another prospect with good size and speed. He really came on last season and has shown well on the camp/combine circuit this off season parlaying that into a pair of early offers. Speed is the biggest thing that stands out about Jones along with the fact that he knows how to use his size to his advantage. I really like his ability to attack the ball using his athleticism too. Will need to tighten up his route running and continue to get stronger for the next level but he's solid in both areas. He's still a sleeper in my opinion who could see his stock take off with a strong start to his senior season.
Recruiting: Has offers from Massachusetts and Gardner-Webb but has tons of interest from other D1 schools and mid majors currently.
- 5. DeVonta' Delaney (Whale Branch EC HS) 6'1 180 pounds
Delaney recently burst onto the scene and has emerged as a definite player to watch this coming season. He's already picked up a trio of offers and has interest from a number of other schools thus far. Delaney has very good hands, runs solid routes, and is athletic and fearless enough to go up and snatch the ball in traffic. He'll need to add strength and continue to make progress with his route running but it wouldn't surprise us to see him make a push to move up on this list in the coming months.
Recruiting: Has offers from Georgia State, Newberry College, and Western Carolina with plenty of others schools showing serious interest.
- 6. Derrick Kinloch (West Ashley HS) 6'3 175 pounds
Kinloch has come on as of late and his size obviously stands out but he's a good athlete to boot. Has track speed but Already holds an early offer and could make some noise on this list once the season starts.
- 7. Thomas Rogers (Porter-Gaud School) 6'2 187 pounds
Rogers lined up all over for Porter-Gaud last season and he'll line up at quarterback during his senior season but he projects as a wide receiver in our opinion. Rogers has good size and does a little bit of everything very well. He's a strong athlete who deserves a look whether as a wideout or safety on the next level. I personally like him as a safety.
- 8. Levon Lane (Woodmont HS) 5'9 175 pounds
Lane is a slot receiver with unbelievable speed and agility. He doubles as a dangerous return specialist but has a chance to be a big time prospect if Woodmont can get the ball in his hands more this season.
- 9. Victor Ruth (Union County HS) 5'10 175 pounds
Ruth is a speed merchant and he had a solid junior season for the Yellow Jackets. He's a good pairing with Kalay Jones and the two should be able to post some big numbers this coming season once again. Ruth is a very good slot receiver who should see more interest come his way soon.
- 10. Tre'von Howell (Ridge View HS) 6'3 175 pounds
Howell is a player we've learned more about here recently and from what we've seen he's got as much upside as anyone else on this list. He's got good size and hands. He also knows how to utilize those advantages. Strength is an area he'll need to improve but he's plays with toughness and heart and I'm banking that he'll make a push upwards on this list in a big way before his senior season ends.