South Rankings Update
Malcolm Mitchell
Malcolm Mitchell
South Recruiting Manager
Posted Nov 17, 2010
Chad Simmons

Malcolm Mitchell has been slowly moving up the rankings this season and he now will have a shot to earn a fifth star in Orlando. He made the biggest move this time around.

The rankings were recently updated on Scout and not a lot of moves were made out of the South region. One big one was though. That was Malcolm Mitchell moving into the top 100 and becoming the top cornerback in the South.

Mitchell has played all over the field for the Valdosta Wildcats this season. He has over 1,000 yards as a wide receiver and he has made plays at cornerback, free safety, and on special teams as a return man.

His upside is about as high as there is in the South. He has so many tools that schools love that most do not know how they will use him yet. Some have talked about starting him out as a cornerback and then putting a package in for him as a wide receiver and others have said straight corner or receiver.

What Mitchell is, is a playmaker. He has a great burst, he has great top end speed, he has great hands, and he is not afraid to be physical on defense. He is a very talented athlete and Scout will have their eyes on him in Orlando at the Under Armour All-America practices and game.

He moved to the number 66 overall prospect in the country and number one corner in the South.

Quick notes on other moves in the South:

  • Juwan Caesar went from being unranked to a three-star wide receiver. He is a 6-foot-4, 190 pound wideout from Miami Coral Springs has been identified and offers are starting to come in.

  • Another wide receiver that is making a big splash as a senior is DeMarco Robinson out of M.L.K. in Lithonia, Ga. He moved from a two star to three star and he has over 1,000 yards receiving this season. Some school like him as a corner and some as a slot receiver.

  • Alabama commitment Shannon Brown moved up to the number two middle linebacker spot in the South. He passed C.J. Johnson and James Vaughters and is now chasing five-star linebacker Tony Steward for that top spot. Brown has dropped down from 258 pounds as a junior to 217 as a senior and his game has taken off.

  • Jabriel Washington has taken over the top spot in the state of Tennessee. Antonio Richardson held that spot before dropping football and transferring to another school to get his academics in order late in the season. Richardson is now third in Tennessee and Cameron Clear is second.

  • Kris Frost also jumped into the Scout300 recently and he is now the number 18 outside linebacker in the country. Frost is the leader for Butler, the defending state champions in the state of North Carolina.

    We will continue to evaluate prospects throughout the country and adjust the rankings accordingly. The biggest moves could be made early in January as the Scout Recruiting Team sees top prospects compete head to head in multiple All-American games.

    Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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