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Top 100 high school football prospects for the Class of 2017 (and where they're headed)

Of the 270,000 high school seniors that played football in 2016, only these players made Scout.com's Top 100 list.

100. Walter Grant

Walter Grant (© Chad Simmons/SCOUT)

OLB  - 6'4, 235 - Cairo (GA) HS

College: Georgia

This is the type of kid Georgia is looking for on defense. He has that nasty streak, he has the size and he has the ability to make many plays between the hedges in the coming years. He will be an in-the-box player who could be a stand-up edge rusher, an outside linebacker setting the edge or someone in the middle for the Bulldogs.

See video of him in action.


99. Amir Riep

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CB - 5'11, 183 - Colerain HS, Cincinnati, OH

College: Ohio State

Long, athletic corner who can play physically but also has good ball skills. Can still get faster, but is a smooth athlete who can change directions well for a bigger kid. Shows good instincts and anticipation as well.

See video of him in action.


98. Cesar Ruiz

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C - 6'3, 321 - IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

College: Michigan

Ruiz is a natural center and he will eventually anchor the Wolverines' offensive line. He is strong, he is sound in technique, and he will make the calls up front. Michigan beat out 'Bama, North Carolina and Oklahoma for him.


97. Greg Johnson

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ATH - 5'10, 180 - Augustus Hawkins, Los Angeles, CA

College: Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame and Nebraska

Johnson is one of the best two-way players in the West. As a corner, he's strong in press coverage and can bully smaller wide receivers. As a running back, he's tough enough to go between the tackles and has the burst to kick it outside and take it to the house.  

See video of him in action.


96. A.J. Terrell

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S - 6'2, 171 - Westlake HS, Atlanta, GA

College: Clemson

Terrell is an athlete first of all. Out of team need, he played QB at Westlake as a senior. He started out high school playing wide receiver, and he can still stand out there with his length, body control and hands.  But the secondary is where his home will be at Clemson, either at corner or safety.

See video of him in action.


95. Phidarian Mathis

Phidarian Mathis (UNDER ARMOUR)

DT - 6'4, 293 - Neville HS, Monroe, LA

College: Considering LSU, TCU, Alabama

Mathis is that hybrid defensive lineman who can work at the three-technique or five-technique. He has a great frame with length and the ability to move up the field or laterally. He has a good first step, and he is hard to push back. He plays with solid technique, firing off the ball low out of the four-point stance and using his hands.

See video of him in action.



94. Todd Harris

Todd Harris (Photo by Billy Embody)

S - 6'0, 185 - Plaquemine (LA) Senior HS
College: Considering Alabama, ASU, LSU, TCU

Harris has what you want in an elite defensive back. He is a versatile kid with the potential to play corner or safety on the next level. He has that size you like at corner, who can play with those bigger wideouts in college. As a safety, he can come downhill and deliver the hit in run support and make a play on the ball in coverage. There is a lot to like in Harris.

See his highlight video.

93. Drew Singleton

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OLB - 6'2, 214 - Paramus (NJ) Catholic HS

College: Michigan

The New Jersey-to-U-M pipeline continues to flow with talent. The nation's No. 5 outside linebacker will join former Paramus teammate Rashan Gary and friends Michael Dwumfour and Kareem Walker, both of whom played high school football in North Jersey.

See his highlight video.

 

92. Kary Vincent, Jr.

Kary Vincent, Jr. (Photo by Billy Embody)

CB - 5'11, 170 - Memorial HS, Port Arthur, TX

College: LSU

Vincent is a lock-down, island style corner who plays with passion and confidence. He has elite speed and a good break. He outperformed many of the higher rated CBs at offseason camps.

See his highlight video


91. Jacob Phillips

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ILB - 6'3, 223 - East Literature Magnet School, Nashville, TN

College: LSU

Phillips was a soft verbal to Oklahoma up until his late-January visit to LSU. What a coup for Ed Orgeron and the Tigers, who get a great leader and a linebacker who's ready to play at the college level right now.

See his highlight video.


90. Tarik Black

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WR - 6'3.5, 206 - Cheshire (CT) Academy
College: Michigan

Black knows how to use his impressive size against the defensive backs. He needs to add strength to be more physical down the field and also to be a more effective blocker.
See his highlight video.


89. D.D. Bowie

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WR - 6'1, 185 - Morton (MS) HS
College: Ole Miss soft verbal

Projected at wide receiver, Bowie could also excel at running back and corner. The Army All-American finished with 2,239 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns. He totaled 2,933 yards of offense. On defense he had 13 tackles, one sack, two blocked field goals and an interception in limited time. D.D. averaged over 35 yards per kickoff in special teams. Bowie was recently named Mr. Football in Class 3A for the state of Mississippi.

See his highlight video.


88. David Adams

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ILB - 6'2, 225 - Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, PA

College: Notre Dame

Adams is a well-rounded linebacker, but at his best when playing in the middle and going downhill. He shoots the gap, locates the ball carrier and does a nice job of form tackling. He is able to chase down the running back toward the sideline, and when he drops into coverage he is comfortable, but his change of direction needs a little work. Adams is explosive and physical, and he has a linebacker mentality.


87. Greg Rogers

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DT - 6'4, 298 - Arbor View HS, Las Vegas, NV

College: UCLA

This is a really good addition for the Bruins at a position of need. It's a great year out West in the defensive tackle department, and Rogers is unquestionably one of the best given his upside. Though he is just scratching the surface of his potential as a pass-rusher, Rogers has enough versatility in his skill set that he should have an opportunity to see the field early in his college career. Rogers has the frame to be bigger and stronger, which really helps him hold his ground against guards and centers on the interior, and he could certainly develop into an all-conference type down the road.

See his highlight video.


86. Jamyest Williams

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ATH - 5'9, 173 - Grayson HS, Loganville, GA

College: South Carolina

In today's college football, you need a nickel back who can cover the slot, and Williams the best in the country here. He can also work at cornerback, free safety and be a return man on special teams.

See his highlight video.


85. Thomas Graham

CB - 5'11, 163 - Rancho Cucamonga (CA) HS

College: Oregon

We've been big fans of Graham's game since his sophomore year and every time we see him, he continues to improve. He's not only a talented player on the field but a great teammate as well and highly competitive as well.

See his highlight video.


84. CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb (© Nike)

WR - 6'2, 172 Foster HS - Richmond, TX

College: Oklahoma

The future Sooner caught 98 passes for 2,032 yards and 33 touchdowns on 20.7 yards per reception. Lamb's 33 TD catches are the second-most in a single season in Texas high school football history.

See his highlight video.


83. Tyrell Shavers

WR - 6'6, 202 - Lewisville (TX) HS
College: Alabama

There is not a wide receiver prospect in this class at the position with as high an upside as Shavers, whose stock soared as a senior. He is a great physical specimen and has continued to make strides to be a more complete wide receiver.

See his highlight video.


82. Jalen Reagor

TCU commit Jalen Reagor (Under Armour)

WR - 6'0, 182 - Waxahachie (TX) HS
College: TCU

A speedy prospect who can play outside or in the slot, Reagor recorded 64 receptions for 1,108 yards in 2016 with 13 touchdowns. An early enrollee, Reagor is expected to contend for playing time next fall on the TCU depth chart.

 

81. Ty Chandler

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RB - 5'11, 182 - Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN

College: Tennessee

Chandler is a running back who can be used in many ways on the next level. Do you want him to run between the tackles? He can. Do you want him to catch the ball out of the backfield? He can. Do you need him to break a big play? He can.

See his highlight video.


80. Maleik Gray

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S - 6'2, 205 - La Vergne (TN) HS
College: Tennessee

Gray spent a lot of time inside the box on the high school level, but he will likely start out in the secondary at safety in college. He could become a hybrid due to his size, his ability to play the run, and how effective he can be used in blitz packages. He really can run and close on the football. He plays with great instincts, and he stays around the ball.

See his highlight video.


79. Levi Draper

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ILB - 6'3.5 222 - Collinsville (OK) HS
College: Oklahoma

He will actually remind many OKPreps historians of former Enid standout Austin Box. Like Box, Draper plays with a warrior-like style, attacking each and every play. On defense he shows great closing speed, chewing up ball carriers quickly in the open field.

See his highlight video.


78. Omar Manning

Omar Manning (© Greg Powers)

WR - 6'3, 203 - Lancaster (TX) HS

College: TCU

Despite a nagging hamstring injury, Manning finished his senior season with 45 catches for 742 yards and eight touchdowns on more than 16 yards per reception as he helped Lancaster to a 12-2 record and a Texas Class 5A Division II state quarterfinal appearance.
See his highlight video.


77. Connor Wedington

Connor Wedington (Brandon Huffman)

ATH - 6'1, 193 - Sumner Senior HS - Sumner, WA

College: Stanford

Wedington is a two-way standout but will play running back at the next level. He shows up very well on film and has a lot of plus tools that translate well to the next level. He's quick and can hit full speed after just a few strides. He's able to change direction and is a slasher that can make you miss, not only in space, but in traffic and has plenty of wiggle.

See video of him in action.


76. Brock Wright

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TE - 6'5, 240 - Cy-Fair HS, Cypress, TX

College: Notre Dame

Wright is a passionate blocker, which is fun to watch on his highlight tape. He is explosive off of the football and is not afraid to be physical and aggressive with his initial contact. He will finish off his blocks with authority. As fun as it is to watch him get after it clearing out running lanes, Wright is an accomplished and capable pass catcher as well.
See his highlight video.


75. Henry Ruggs

HENRY RUGGS (PHOTO BY JASON CALDWELL)

WR - 6'0, 173 - Lee HS, Montgomery, AL

College: Considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Penn State

Ruggs was extremely impressive as senior and he capped off his senior year with one of the best performances in San Antonio as an Army All-American. Ruggs is an explosive athlete, and while raw in some areas, he has speed, he creates separation and he can make big plays.
See his highlight video.


74. Chris Allen

Chris Allen (Photo by Chad Simmons)

OLB - 6'4, 233 - Southern University Lab School, Baton Rouge, LA

College: Alabama

Could be a hybrid due to his combination of size, speed, and athleticism. Really plays hard and with a lot of fire. Can crash down and make the hit against the run. When he tackles, he drives through the opponent. A true jumbo-athlete that could be a big tight end as well. “I think the coaches [at Alabama] will help make me a successful college player and man,” he says.
See his highlight video.


73. Hunter Bryant

TE - 6'3, 240 - Eastside Catholic HS, Sammamish, WA

College: Washington

Has all it takes to add to the long line of great Husky tight ends, including an eagerness to prove himself. “Anywhere I was going to go I wanted to play early,” Bryant said. That’s just the type of competitor I am. I don’t want to wait. I want to play immediately.”
See his highlight video.

 

72. Eric Crosby

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DT - 6'2, 297 - Ocean Lakes HS, Virginia Beach, VA

College: Tennessee

On nearly every play, Crosby was double-teamed. However, he fights off blocks well and is relentless. Crosby also takes good pursuit angles and closes quickly on the football.
See his highlight video.


71. Anthony McFarland

Anthony McFarland (photo by Brian Dohn)

RB - 5'8.5, 203 - Dematha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, MD

College: Maryland

McFarland missed his senior season with a broken foot, but that didn't stop elite P5 offers from pouring in before he finally decided to stay close to home. Maryland gets a 5-foot-8 1/2, 203-pounder who has great burst and his change of direction is sensational. He is a physical runner with plus vision.
See his highlight video.


70. Isaiah Pryor

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S - 6'2, 186 - IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

College: Ohio State

Pryor is more of a hybrid who would really like a shot at playing defensive back on the next level. Could be a big safety who spends a lot of time in the box or truly grow into a three-down linebacker.
See his highlight video.


69. Paris Ford

Paris Ford (photo by Fight On State)

S - 6'2, 185 - Steel Valley SHS, Munhall, PA

College: Pitt

Ford, who is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, is long, athletic and versatile, and he is a playmaker. At times, he makes extraordinary plays look effortless, like in his senior highlights in the video shown here.
See his highlight video.


68. Jarez Parks

Jarez Parks during his final high school game (Photo by John Garcia, Jr.)

DE - 6'5, 255 - Sebastian River HS, Sebastian, FL

College: Considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State

Parks is a true edge rusher who can get after the quarterback. Could project as a weakside end or stand-up linebacker on the next level. Speed is what he is all about. Can really close on the quarterback and he chases plays down.


67. J.K. Dobbins

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ATH - 5'9.5, 199 - La Grange (TX) HS
College: Ohio State

Perfect fit for the spread offense. He is a bit of a different breed from a speed and agility perspective. He's one of those guys who seems almost impossible to bring down. At times he makes defenders look silly as they end up just grasping at nothing but air where Dobbins used to be standing.
See his highlight video.


66. Jaylon Johnson

Jaylon Johnson (Brandon Huffman)

CB - 6'2, 185 - Central High East Campus, Fresno, CA

College: Soft verbal to Utah

If he continues to grow and fill out, we could easily see Johnson transition to safety, and that could actually be where he starts out or in a nickel position. That's not a bad thing as we've seen a growing trend in recent years in the Pac-12 for teams to use bigger corners at safety since the ball is thrown around so much.
See his highlight video.

 

65. Austin Deculus

Austin Deculus (UNDER ARMOUR)

OG - 6'6, 325 - Cy-Fair HS, Cypress, TX

College: LSU

Deculus has always been a full load for defensive linemen to handle, but playing as a senior he was even more dominant, and that is how you like to see a top prospect progress. For a guy playing at well over 300 pounds, he moves really well. He could play tackle or guard on the next level, but with his mass it may make more sense for him to get early looks on the interior.
See his highlight video.


64. Jedrick Wills

Jedrick Wills (Under Armour photo)

OT - 6'5, 318 - Lafayette HS, Lexington, KY

College: Alabama

Willis is a very powerful kid. He's strong and easily jars defenders back on initial contact and he drives them easily. For a big kid though, he can bend and move and redirect himself.
See his highlight video.


63. Trevon Grimes

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WR - 6'4, 202 - St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL

College: Ohio State

Grimes has what you look for in a No. 1 wide receiver on the college level. Coaches want those big wideouts with length, the ability to stretch the field, the potential to be a go-to inside the red zone and one who defenses will worry about — Grimes is that.
See his highlight video.


62. LaBryan Ray

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DE - 6'4, 255 - James Clemens HS, Madison, AL

College: Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee

He has a great body and frame. His length is good and he carries his weight extremely well. His motor stands out consistently. He plays hard, disciplined football. He is not an elite pass rusher yet, but he does put pressure on quarterbacks. He can set the edge, and he plays the run well.
See his highlight video.


61. Hunter Johnson

2017 QB Hunter Johnson (Allen Trieu/SCOUT)

QB - 6'3.5, 201 - Brownsburg (IN) HS

College: Clemson

Great arm with the ability to make all the throws. Gets rid of the ball quickly, makes quick decisions and hits his receivers in stride. Can gun it into tight windows but can also drop passes in over the top of defenses and knows when to use touch and when to use velocity.
See his highlight video.


60. Lynn Bowden

ATH - 6'1, 190 - Warren G. Harding HS, Warren, OH

College: Kentucky

One of the most dynamic playmakers in the Midwest, and his versatility makes him well-suited to what schools are doing offensively. He gives you the option to play him as a receiver, tailback or wildcat quarterback. He was good as a junior, but his senior season he was a superhero on the field.
See his highlight video.


59. Deommodore Lenoir

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CB - 6'0, 170 - Bishop Mora Salesian HS, Los Angeles

College: Considering Nebraska, Oregon

While we have him ranked as a corner, he could play safety, wide receiver and even some running back in college. He had a tremendous senior year and a very impressive showing at the during the Army AA practices and game.
See his highlight video.


58.  Tyjon Lindsey

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WR - 5'8 165 - Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV

College: Nebraska

Some are calling Lindsey the biggest recruiting coup for Nebraska in years. It's not just where he's rated but the position he plays, as the Huskers have a huge need for a bigtime receiver. Lindsey is a game breaker, pure and simple and should be a lot of fun to watch in the Huskers offense.
See his highlight video.


57. Josh Myers

Josh Myers Army Bowl Ceremony (© AAG)

OG - 6'5, 285 - Miamisburg (OH) HS

College: Ohio State

Can pull from guard or tackle positions on the field with ease but must work on pass protection as he played in a wing-T offense in high school. His father played at Kentucky and older brother is currently playing in the Wildcats program.
See his highlight video.


56. Ambry Thomas

Ambry Thomas (Allen Trieu / Scout)

CB - 5'11.5. 170 - King HS, Detroit

College: Michigan

Cover corners with his length, speed and ball skills are rare. Thomas is still learning some finer points of the position but has tools that cannot be taught. He enrolled early at Michigan and won't have to wait long for playing time.


55. Shaun Wade

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CB - 6'2, 175 - Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, FL

College: Ohio State

Wade hardly ever left the field, but when on defense, seven times he got the ball back to his offense via interceptions. The Ohio State commit has great range (as shown above) and added a number of big hits.
See his highlight video.


54. Andrew Thomas

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OT - 6'4.5, 318 - Pace Academy, Atlanta

College: Georgia

Thomas is a prospect who has a lot of upside. Size is there already, and he is going to get bigger. He really moves well, and he plays light on his feet. He can pull, he can move in space, and his sets in pass protection are strong. He can improve his punch and his ability to drive opponents off the ball. The way he can move could make his an attractive guard, but tackle is likely his position.


53. Marlon Tuipulotu

DT - 6'2.5, 295 - Central HS, Independence, OR

College: USC

Tuipulotu, who flipped from Washington to USC a week before signing day, has a great first step, is explosive off the ball and is very physical. He shows very good lateral mobility and short area quickness, can split a double team and is strong at the point of attack.
See his highlight video.


52. Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy (Photo by Chad Simmons)

WR - 6'1, 177 - Deerfield Beach (HS) FL
College: Alabama

He is not out there turning in 4.4 second 40-yard dashes, but when he plays between the lines, he is fast. He comes off the line of scrimmage with quickness, and he has that burst in the open field. He has shown the ability to get behind elite defensive backs, can snag the tough ball across the middle, and seems to be that go-to guy time after time.
See his highlight video.


51. Willie Gay

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OLB - 6'2, 215 - Starkville (MS) HS
College: Considering LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State

Gay, 6-2, 215, was forced to play quarterback late in the season for Starkville. When you saw him running at quarterback, then imagined him at linebacker, it was that much more impressive.
See his highlight video.


50. Micah Clark

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OT - 6'5, 255 - St. John Vianney Regl HS, Holmdel, NJ

College: Rutgers

Clark is impressive in a number of ways, including the way he fires off the ball at the snap and his athleticism. He also was a high school wrestler and it shows with his flexibility and balance. Clark can scrape at the line of scrimmage and get to the second level in a hurry.
See his highlight video.


49. Jack Anderson

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C - 6'5 300 - Frisco (TX) HS
College: Texas Tech

Anderson is Tech's highest rated player of the class at a big-time need position for the Red Raiders. The four-star early enrollee, the nation's No. 1 center, battled the best of the best from around the country for years and won most of the time at The Opening and All-American games. He's smart, he's mean and he is probably at the Chipotle on Glenna Goodacre across the street from The Jones right now.
See his highlight video.


48. Jhamon Ausbon

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WR - 6'3 217 - IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

College: Texas A&M

Ausbon looks like a NFL receiver physically right now. He is a very solid 200 pounds, his lower body is impressive and he is a physical presence on the outside. Ausbon reminds you physically of David Boston, a former Ohio State and NFL wideout.


47. Haskell Garrett

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DT - 6'3, 290 - Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV

College: Ohio State

Garrett is a versatile player who has the ability to play inside or outside depending on the scheme. He has the size and toughness to play as a true tackler or 3-tech but moves well enough to move outside in a 3-4 system as well. He has a great combination of strength, burst off the ball and physicality.
See his highlight video.


46. Robert Barnes

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S - 6'2, 190 - Carroll HS, Southlake, TX

College: Oklahoma

Barnes is tall, physical safety prospect who possesses skills that translate to both free and strong safety. Great frame potential thanks to a tall, long build that can carry plenty more bulk. Broke his fibula in October, wiping out the remainder of an otherwise sterling prep career.
See his highlight video.


45. Colby Parkinson

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TE - 6'6, 225 - Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, CA

College: Stanford

Parkinson has the prototype tight end frame at 6-6 and plenty of room to add as much size as he'll need. He's a natural pass catcher with soft hands and does a nice job catching the football in traffic, through contact. For a player his size, he runs well and can make plays down the field. He has a lot of upside and should continue Stanford's strong run of producing high quality tight ends.
See his highlight video.

 

44. Khalan Laborn

Khalan Laborn (Photo by Chad Simmons)

RB - 5'10, 200 - Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS, Virginia Beach, VA

College: Florida State

Laborn committed to the Seminoles at The Opening camp in July in style, popping out of a Lamborghini –  “That Lambo was tough. It had to be a Lamborghini,” he recalled – and waving a Seminoles flag.

See his highlight video.


43. Richard LeCounte

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S - 6'1. 186 - Liberty County HS, Hinesville, GA

College: Georgia

He does a little bit of everything on the football field. He has a knack for making the big play. He is an aggressive defensive back who spent time at linebacker his senior year to get him closer to the ball. He has very good instincts, he has great ball skills, and he can pick passes off or fill the alley in run support.
See his highlight video.


42. Isaiah Wilson

Isaiah Wilson (photo by Brian Dohn)

OT - 6'6.5, 354 - Poly Prep CDS, Brooklyn, NY

College: Georgia

It is a lot to ask any freshman to come into a program like Georgia, to suit up game one and to start on the offensive line, but Wilson really has that chance. He will need to learn the blocking scheme, he will have to adapt to the speed of the game quickly and play with confidence, but he is a special player, the kind that eventually have championship rings on their fingers.
See his highlight video.

 

41. Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas (Photo by Chad Simmons)

WR - 5'10, 167 - East St Louis (IL) Senior HS

College: Considering Louisville, Miami, Oregon, Auburn, Florida State

Led the Flyers to a state title with 50 receptions or 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns and was the MVP of the Under Armour All-American Game.
See his highlight video.


40. Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins (Photo by Chad Simmons)

WR - 6'4, 188 - Oak Ridge (TN)  HS

College: Clemson

Higgins is what you look for in a No. 1 wide receiver. He has ideal height and length to play on the outside with the speed to stretch the field vertically. He really has a good burst when he gets the ball and he gets up the field quickly. You see Higgins often make adjustments on the ball flashing great body control.
See his highlight video.


39. Bubba Bolden

Bubba Bolden (Blair Angulo)

S - 6'2.5, 200 - Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV

College: USC

The top defensive player in the state of Nevada and one of four Bishop Gorman players on this list. Had an incredible year, made more big plays than any other safety and his blocked FG against St. Thomas Aquinas where he leaped over the entire OL in OT was the play of the year out West and preserved their unbeaten season.
See his highlight video.


38. Tua Tagovailoa

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QB - 6'1, 216 - St. Louis School, Honolulu, HI

College: Alabama

Tagovailoa is a strong armed lefty with a cannon for an arm. He’s a dual-threat quarterback who can escape pressure and make big plays with his legs. He also shows the poise to make that first defender miss, roll out and throws very good on the run.
See his highlight video.


37. D'Andre Swift

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RB - 5'9.5, 214 - St. Joseph's Prep School, Philadelphia

College: Georgia

Swift missed a few games with an ankle injury but still rushed for 1,564 yards and 25 touchdowns on 149 carries. He also caught 21 passes for 500 yards and nine touchdowns.
See his highlight video.


36. Jay Tufele

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DT - 6'3, 297 - Bingham HS, South Jordan, UT

College: Considering BYU, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Utah

Tufele is a relentless player with a non-stop motor. On his film you'll see him taking on a triple team block and still holding his ground. He might be the quickest of the defensive tackles and is able to get in the backfield and finish off a play.
See his highlight video.


35. VanDarius Cowan

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OLB - 6'4, 235 - Palm Beach Gardens (FL) HS

College: Alabama

A big linebacker who can attack from the outside.  He can be a stand-up pass rusher, contain the run and be a big, physical presence on the second level.

34. Calvin Ashley

Calvin Ashley

OT - 6'6, 310 - St. Johns College HS, Washington, DC

College: Auburn

Redshirts are always best for offensive linemen, but Ashley will be ready to play after his first training camp. He has the strength, athleticism and demeanor to play as a true freshman. Starting off at guard makes the most sense, but a move to tackle appears to be in his future. His versatility will allow him to play early.
See his highlight video.


33. K'Lavon Chaisson

K'Lavon Chaisson (© Greg Powers)

DE - 6'4, 220 - North Shore Sr HS, Galena Park, TX

College: Considering LSU, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Florida

The five-star defensive end was named the District Defensive MVP. Tied sack record in the UA Game with three in Orlando and also had 5 TFLs in the game.
See his highlight video.


32 Tedarrell Slaton

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OG - 6'4.5, 341 - American Heritage School, Plantation, FL

College: Considering Florida and Georgia

If Slaton has it his way, he will switch to the defensive line in college. “When I started off in football, I started off at nose guard,” he said. “Actually really liked it. Unfortunately, I stopped playing football in sixth grade. So when I came to American Heritage offense was the open position. So I just took it.”

See his highlight video.


31. Jacoby Stevens

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S - 6'2, 190 - Murfreesboro (TN) Oakland

College: LSU

Jacoby Stevens made a couple of moves in the last year. He shifted to safety from athlete, but he also upgraded from four to five stars. He looks like an NFL player right now physically, and he is such a mature and intelligent young man. The LSU commit will make an early impact in Baton Rouge, and he is one who could spend just three years in college before heading for the NFL.


30. Austin Jackson

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OT- 6'5, 290 - North Canyon HS, Phoenix, AZ

College: Considering ASU, USC, Washington

Usually with young, athletic tackles, you won't see aggression. Jackson has it. He finishes guys. Has big time ability.
See his highlight video.

 

29. Trey Smith

Trey Smith (Photo by Chad Simmons)

OT - 6'6, 300 - University School, Jackson, TN

College: Tennessee

When you watch Smith, you see a finisher on the offensive line. He has a great frame with good feet, flexibility, and the ability to be one who protects the quarterback and opens holes for running backs. He can fire off the ball and push defenders off the ball. He does a good job of keeping his feet under him and keeping them moving when engaged.
See his highlight video.


28. Jake Fromm

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QB - 6'2, 203 - Houston County HS, Warner Robins, GA

College: Georgia

The 6-foot-2, 203 pound signal-caller is sharp on and off the field. He is a player that others gravitate towards. He is always having fun, he constantly has a smile on his face, and he loves to compete. And no wonder: He makes the game look easy.
See his highlight video.


27. Tate Martell

Tate Martell (© Greg Powers)

QB - 5'10.5, 203 - Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV

College: Ohio State

Led Gorman to their second straight Scout National Championship and third overall. Played a great schedule and stepped up big time in key moments in every game. HIs stats tell the story: He threw for 2,362 yards and 41 touchdowns with just one interception. He also ran for 1,257 yards and 21 touchdowns.
See his highlight video.


26. Devonta Smith

Devonta Smith (Photo by Chad Simmons)

WR - 6'1, 167 - Amite (LA) HS

College: Considering Alabama, LSU, Florida State, Miami

He has a great body and frame. His length is good, and he carries his weight extremely well. His motor stands out consistently. He plays hard. He also works his keys, plays disciplined football and does his job. He is not an elite pass rusher yet, but he does put pressure on quarterbacks. He can set the edge, and he plays the run well.
See his highlight video.


25. DeAngelo Gibbs

DeAngelo Gibbs (Photo by Chad Simmons)

ATH - 6'2, 204 - Grayson HS, Loganville, GA

College: Georgia

Gibbs is a special talent. His skills hit recruiters' radar at age 13, and he's improved exponentially each year. He's already enrolled at Georgia and can play safety or wide receiver.
See his highlight video.


24. Joseph Lewis

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WR - 6'2.5, 200 - Augustus Hawkins, Los Angeles

College: Considering Nebraska, Oregon, USC

He has size, downfield speed, is a fluid route runner and catches the ball very well. He has excellent body control, is an explosive leaper and is great in jump ball situations. Dominant even against elite competition.
See his highlight video.


23. Baron Browning

Baron Browning (Nike)

OLB - 6'4, 230 - Kennedale (TX) HS
College: Ohio State

Browning is listed as the top outside linebacker prospect in the country, but the Greg Schiano defense is built on speed, and we think Browning will get every opportunity to establish himself at middle linebacker.
See his highlight video.


22. Donovan Peoples-Jones

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WR - 6'2.5 190 - Cass Technical HS, Detroit, MI

College: Michigan

We would be shocked if he did not play as a true freshman. There is opportunity there, and he is gifted enough to step in and be one of the best athletes on the team on day one. He has potential to be a return man as well.
See his highlight video.


21. A.J. Epenesa

A.J. Epenesa (© AAG)

DE - 6'5, 260 - Edwardsville (IL) HS
College: Iowa

Iowa fans are going to love this kid. Opponents, not so much. When you're this big and have the quick-twitch to beat offensive tackles off the ball with regularity, it's scary.
See his highlight video.


20. Joshua Kaindoh

Joshua Kaindoh (Photo by Chad Simmons)

DE - 6'6, 252 - IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

College: Florida State

Proved beyond doubt he was ready for the big-time with excellent practices at the Under Armour All-America game. Jimbo Fisher has a lot to be excited about here.


19. Anthony Hines

Anthony Hines (© Greg Powers)

ILB - 6'3, 225 - Plano East (TX) Sr HS

College: Texas A&M

As a senior in 2016, Hines was credited with 245 total tackles by the Dallas Morning News. He also racked up 38 tackles for a loss, six sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was named the Scout All-Midlands Defensive Player of the Year and the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year.
See his highlight video.


18. Stanford Samuels III

Chad Simmons

CB - 6'2, 170 - Charles W. Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, FL

College: Florida State

A Florida State legacy who grew up around the program, Samuels has speed and length that defensive coordinators covet.

17. Lamont Wade

Lamont Wade (Under Armour)

CB - 5'10.5 180 - Clairton (PA) HS
College: Penn State

Wade is already enrolled at Penn State and was a standout on offense, but was so good on defense teams rarely threw his way. Still, he had four interceptions, including three for touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,400 yards and 39 touchdowns.
See his highlight video.


16. Wyatt Davis

Wyatt Davis (Blair Angulo)

OG - 6'4, 310 - St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, CA

College: Ohio State

Won the coveted Mr. California Football from Cal-HiSports and was best player on state's best team. The top offensive guard prospect in the country, he is one of the best linemen Southern California has ever produced.
See his highlight video.


15. Jeffrey Okudah

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CB - 6'1, 190 - So Grand Prairie (TX) HS

College: Ohio State

Another five-star gem for Urban Meyer, who may turn to Okudah sooner than later with the Buckeyes' secondary depleted due to three early defections to the NFL.
See his highlight video.

 

14. Dylan Moses

Dylan Moses (Photo by Chad Simmons)

ILB - 6'2.5 235 - IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

College: Alabama

Moses played elite competition his senior season and continued to shine making tackles sideline to sideline. He finished with over 100 tackles, averaging almost 12 per game.
See his highlight video.


13. Darnay Holmes

Darnay Holmes (Shotgun Spratling | USCfootball.com)

CB - 5'10, 185 - Calabasas (CA) HS

College: UCLA

Holmes gives UCLA an elite cornerback it sorely needed, a big local win for assistant Demetrice Martin to pair with Jaylan Shaw and Quentin Lake in this class, and a player that can immediately impact a team that's coming off a losing season. From a long-term perspective, it could have deeper ramifications locally as Holmes and his father, Darick, are deeply ingrained in the 7-on-7 circuit.
See his highlight video.


12. Chase Young

Chase Young (photo by Brian Dohn)

DE - 6'5, 240 - Dematha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, MD

College: Ohio State

Young made 118 tackles, including 32 for loss and 19 1/2 sacks in his impressive senior season. His mix of size, length, athleticism and burst made him a five-star prospect early in his junior season, and during a live evaluation during the season, it only confirmed our lofty thinking of the nation's No. 2 defensive end in the 2017 class.
See his highlight video.


11. Aubrey Solomon

Aubrey Solomon (Photo by Chad Simmons)

DT - 6'3, 304 - Lee County HS, Leesburg, GA

College: Considering Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, USC

Solomon went out with a bang against regular double-teams in the toughest region in Georgia. He finished with 75 tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and one defensive touchdown.
See his highlight video.


10. Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson (© Greg Powers)

DT - 6'4, 329 - Episcopal HS, Bellaire, TX

College: LSU, Florida State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, South Florida

He may not become an All-American in his first season like fellow Houston product Ed Oliver, but Wilson has all the tools to make an impact as a true freshman.
See his highlight video.


9. Alex Leatherwood

Alex Leatherwood (Photo by Chad Simmons)

OT - 6'6, 315 - Booker T. Washington HS, Pensacola, FL

College: Alabama

Leatherwood is already in Tuscaloosa starting his career at Alabama. He could be next in line in the trenches. In one game this season, he had 15 pancake blocks and he was in double figure three other games
See his highlight video.


8. Stephen Carr

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RB - 6'0, 200 - Summit HS, Fontana, CA

College: Soft verbal to USC

We've seen a ton of Carr over the last three years in a number of camps, 7on tournaments and showcases, and as good as he's looked at those — and he's looked very good — his best feature is how well he plays in pads.
See his highlight video.


7. Devon Hunter

Devon Hunter (© Michael Clark/Scout)

S - 6'1, 206 - Indian River HS, Chesapeake, VA

College: Virginia Tech

Hunter made 86 tackles playing safety at Indian River. He was also a big-time running back and ran for 1,223 yards and 24 touchdowns.
See his highlight video.

 

6. Davis Mills

Davis Mills (Photo by Chad Simmons, Scout)

QB - 6'2.5 188 - Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross, GA

College: Stanford

He is a lot like Andrew Luck on and off the field. Both are extremely impressive people, and they have the mental make-up for success with or without football. As quarterbacks, they have a lot of similarities as well, from size to arm strength to decision-making to the sneaky athleticism.
See his highlight video.


5. Jaelan Phillips

DE - 6'6, 250 - Redlands (CA) East Valley HS

College: UCLA

The U.S. Army National Defensive Player of the Year had 21 sacks this past season while playing a lot of outside and even middle backer. Freakish talent who is the No. 1 defensive end in the country.

See his highlight video.

4. Walker Little

Walker Little (© Greg Powers)

OT - 6'8, 305 - Episcopal HS, Bellaire, TX

College: Stanford

Little dominated the competition along the way to a monumental rankings rise that saw him finish in the Top 5 overall nationally. He was the OL MVP at The Opening and was named as one of the Top 5 overall performers at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
See his highlight video.


3. Cam Akers

Cam Akers (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

RB - 5'11, 212 - Clinton (MS) HS

College: Florida State

Akers went out on top leading Clinton to a state title his senior year. The Florida State early enrollee had over 5,200 yards of total offense and 65 touchdowns. He ended his career as the No. 1 prospect in the South.
See his highlight video.


2. Foster Sarell

Foster Sarell (Brandon Huffman)

OT - 6'6, 300 - Graham (WA) Kapowsin HS

College: Stanford

Another monster year for a player some feel could be the best OL the state has produced. Named the Anthony Munoz National Lineman of the Year by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
See his highlight video.


1. Najee Harris

RB - 6'3, 225 - Antioch (CA) HS

College: Alabama

The nation’s No. 1 player ran for 2,776 yards and 34 touchdowns to put the exclamation point on one of the finest careers in California history. Has been compared to his former workout partner Joe Mixon, and it's easy to see why. He has size, power, toughness, speed and great hands out of the backfield. He runs with patience and balance, can make that first guy miss and does a great job making yards after contact.
See his highlight video.


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