Top 25 prospects in the Class of 2014

Dave Miller
February 11, 2013

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Over the weekend I took a look at the top prospects in the Class of 2014.

Today, let's take a glance at the initial rankings of the Top 25 junior prep players in the country. And at the end of the summer camp season, I will re-evaluate these prospects and update this list.

1. DE Da'Shawn Hand, Woodbridge High School (Woodbridge, VA)
The 6-4, 245-pounder recorded 110 tackles (including a whopping 40 for loss), 16 sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2012.

2. DT Andrew Brown, Oscar Frommel Smith High School (Chesapeake, VA)
The 6-4, 285-pounder finished his junior campaign with 82 tackles (including 12 for loss), and he also forced four fumbles.

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3. RB Sony Michel, American Heritage High School (Plantation, FL)
The 5-11, 194-pounder has very good vision, patience and speed along with deceptive power and good inside toughness.

4. RB Leonard Fournette, St. Augustine High School (New Orleans, LA)
Fournette rushed for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns, averaging 11.2 yards per carry, during his junior campaign. The 6-1, 232-pounder added 15 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns and also returned three kicks for scores.

5. QB Keller Chryst, Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, CA)
The 6-4, 225-pound pro-style signal-caller, who has an offer from USC, has good poise and possesses very good fundamentals.

6. LB Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County High School (Hinesville, GA)
The 6-2, 234-pounder is the best overall player in the state of Georgia and the best overall inside linebacker for the class of 2014.

7. CB Marlon Humphrey, Hoover High School (Hoover, AL)
The 6-foot, 179-pounder is the top player in the state of Alabama for 2014. He is the son of Bobby Humphrey, the former outstanding tailback at Alabama.

8. RB Bo Scarbrough, Northridge High School (Tuscaloosa, AL)
The 6-2, 215-pounder, who has already given a verbal commitment to Alabama, has very good size, good vision and shiftiness as well as breakaway speed. He also is a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield. There is a chance he could develop into a very good outside linebacker.

9. OT Cameron Robinson, West Monroe High School (West Monroe, LA)
The 6-6, 325-pounder is a very good run-blocker at this stage.

10. S/WR John Smith, Long Beach Poly High School (Long Beach, CA)
The 6-1, 185-pound two-way standout, known as "JuJu," is one of Southern California's best in the Class of 2014.

11. WR Ermon Lane, Homestead Senior High School (Homestead, FL)
The 6-2, 193-pounder, who is considered the top receiver in the Sunshine State, is a good route runner with very good leaping ability.

12. CB Jabrill Peppers, Paramus Catholic High School (Paramus, N.J.)
The 6-foot, 185-pounder has explosive speed and very good ball skills.

13. S Quin Blanding, Bayside High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)
The 6-2, 196-pounder has good size and is rangy, able to play the run and defend the pass.


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14. DE Lorenzo Carter, Norcross High School (Norcross, GA)
The 6-5, 225-pounder has a great frame to add weight and very good instincts. This past season he led his school to the state finals for the first time in 55 years, recording 124 tackles (including 42 for loss) and forcing four fumbles and recording 18 sacks.

15. LB Hoza Scott, La Porte High School (La Porte, TX)
The 6-3, 225-pounder, who committed to Texas A&M this past December, is an outside linebacker who can make plays sideline-to-sideline and act as a disruptive pass rusher.

16. CB Adoree' Jackson, Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, CA)
The 5-10, 170-pounder, who already had been offered a scholarship by UCLA and Florida, was recently extended an offer by USC.

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17. QB Deshaun Watson, Gainesville High School (Gainesville, GA)
The 6-3, 186-pound dual-threat, who is committed to Clemson, has a quick release and good arm strength.

18. CB Tony Brown, Ozen High School (Beaumont, TX)
The 6-foot, 179-pounder is a lockdown corner who is very good in run support as well.

19. RB Joseph Yearby, Miami Central High School (Miami, FL)
The 5-9, 191-pounder, who is committed to Florida State, is a shifty back with great explosiveness.

20. OT Damian Prince, Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, MD)
The 6-7, 300-pounder has good athleticism and flexibility. He's a very good run blocker and pass protector.

21. RB Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic High School (Charlotte, NC)
The 6-foot, 209-pounder has rushed for 5,291 yards and 83 touchdowns the past two seasons, and he's on pace to set county career rushing marks in both categories next season.

22. DE Kentavious Street, J. H. Rose High School (Greenville, NC)
The 6-2, 256-pound weakside end has offers from major powers such as Ohio State and Florida State.

23. OT K.C. McDermott, Palm Beach Central High School (Wellington, FL)
The 6-6, 274-pounder is big and physical, and he excels best as a run blocker.

24. S Laurence Jones, Neville High School (Monroe, LA)
The 6-2, 208-pounder has the prototypical size and range for a safety.

25. LB Kain Daub, Sandalwood High School (Jacksonville, FL)
The 6-2, 243-pound inside linebacker excels as a run-stuffer both sideline-to-sideline and also downhill as well.

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