1. OG Donell Stanley (Latta HS)-Stanley is currently rated 4 stars and as the #1 2014 OG prospect in the nation by Scout.com. He is a man among boys and continues to pick up high major offers at a rapid pace. He's got a firm grip on the top spot but #2 was #1 for a long long time and he could be the one to take the top spot back.
2. LB Kevin Crosby (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS)-For a long time it appeared that nobody would come close to overtaking Crosby for the top spot in the state. Right now he is rated 3 stars and the #11 MLB prospect in the nation according to Scout. Personally I'd say those numbers are a little low and so would the 30+ schools he's received offers from. This might push him to regain the #1 spot and I wouldn't bet against Crosby.
3. LB Christian Miller (Spring Valley HS)-This kid has blown up steadily since last season and for good reason. He's got the prototype height (6'4) and quickness and his frame will continue to fill out over the next few years. Add that his father was a NFL player for quite a few years and you know he knows the tricks of the trade already. Miller is rated 4-stars and has the interest of many top schools including offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina where his father starred.
4. WR Shaquille Davidson (Gaffney HS)-We saw this young man develop before our eyes last season before he suffered a season ending injury. His talents are for real and his key weapons are speed and athleticism. Gaffney started slowly this year but moved Davidson to QB where he's helped the Indians right the ship. Sure hands, improved route running, and top flight speed make him a 4-star right now according to Scout.
5. WR Blake Bone (Woodruff HS)-Bone is another young prospect who we knew was headed for great things early on. He has great size (6'4 180) and good speed. His upside is off the charts because we feel there are little things that he can improve on before next season, it's not a knock on Bone but he could see his stock explode with a strong showing this off season. Scout has not given Bone his star ratings yet but if we were to assess him right now we'd say he's a high 3-star to a low 4-star. Holds offers from Clemson, Mississippi, and South Carolina early on. We'll give Bone a shout soon to find out the very latest regarding his recruitment.
6. DT Dexter Wideman (Saluda HS)-Wideman emerged in a big way and he's rated 4-stars and the #6 defensive tackle in the nation according to Scout. He's faced older top prospects early on and more than held his own. Continues to dominate competition currently. Good size and motor at 6'4 275 pounds. Already holds offers from Clemson, Michigan, and South Carolina.
7. WR Aggadoria Bowers (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS)-Bowers sparked the interest of a number of high major schools early at 6'3 180 pounds. Things have quieted quite a bit as he sat out with an injury last season. Schools are still jockeying for position with Bowers and we're overdue for an update with him to get the very latest. So stay tuned as we'll catch you up to speed soon.
8. RB Caleb Kinlaw (Goose Creek HS)-Kinlaw has been a known commodity for quite some time. His quiet demeanor honestly sometimes gets lost in the fact that he's been a constant for Goose Creek but also shares the backfield and spotlight with so many other top prospects the Gators have. He's a slick and smart runner. Speed is another key component of his game. Already holds early offers from Clemson and South Carolina. Once Tramel Terry graduates Goose Creek should become "his" team to carry.
9. OT Christian Taylor (White Knoll HS)-You can't coach size and Taylor has it in spades at 6'5 330 pounds. Some coaches will want to see him trim down but there's no mistaking his surprising agility and quickness for a big man. Taylor already holds an offer from NC State and plenty of interest from other ACC and SEC schools in the region. An excellent student in the classroom as well Taylor is one of 2014's brightest as well.
10. TE Kalan Ritchie (Goose Creek HS)-And you wonder why Goose Creek has remained so strong over recent years. Ritchie already holds an offer from South Carolina and has the eye of plenty of ACC and SEC schools currently. At 6'5 215 pounds he's a little light for college but a good strength and conditioning program will help him add some good weight to his frame. We'll have an update with Ritchie soon to bring you up to speed on the very latest.