Rankings Update: South
Josh Boutte
Josh Boutte
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 10, 2012
Chad Simmons


A couple of new four-stars were added this cycle, some positional changes were made, and some prospects moved up and down the positional rankings.

Some minor moves were made in the South, but many more will be made once we transition into our new format once the redesign of Scout/FOX Sports NEXT launches in the near future.

Two new 4-star prospects in the South this cycle and they are Josh Boutte and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. On these two, both had great summers - Boutte has really shaped up his body and Reeves-Maybin was evaluated in person at The Opening where he shined athletically. Both have good film, but both have really raised their game and could continue to ascend up the rankings this fall.

Boutte is a physical offensive guard that is committed to LSU and Reeves-Maybin is an outside linebacker that will make his decision known on Friday. Ole Miss and Tennessee are considered the front-runners, but Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Vanderbilt are also under consideration.

Positional Changes:

Cameron Echols-Luper - Moved to wide receiver from safety. He could play wide receiver, cornerback, safety, or running back on the next level and even quarterback in some systems.

Rico Johnson - Moved to wide receiver from cornerback. After his performance at Dawg Night, he could really move up the charts this fall if he does with pads on what he did in shorts and t-shirt.

Carlis Parker - Moved to wide receiver from quarterback. He is a Va Tech commit and a great athlete... He is committed to the Hokies to play QB, but his arm is a big question and he is just more of an athlete than a true quarterback.

Ander Bodkin - Moved to offensive tackle from offensive guard and he has a chance to earn some more offers this fall. Has a great frame and could be a sleeper in the Sunshine State.

Gerald Sterling - Moved from defensive end to defensive tackle and he could be one to watch a couple of years from now. His grades are a question, but he was outstanding at the FSU Camp in June.

Jack Banda - This Arizona State commit moved to defensive end from tight end.

Plenty of guys added stars and were ranked this cycle as well as made some positional moves.

Rankings By Position:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C | DT | DE | MLB | OLB | S | CB | K | P | LS | Scout 300

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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