Reuben Foster was challenging for the top prospect in Georgia before moving to Alabama. He is still the number two prospect in the country and now the number one prospect in
the Alabama Top 40. He is an elite middle linebacker that looks and plays more like a college prospect. He is one of those guys that I feel could be staring for major college teams in the SEC right now. He recently flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn and the Tigers are getting a huge piece to build their defense around.
Altee Tenpenny may be a five-star talent and if he comes back from his fibula injury that sidelined him a year ago, then he could be on his way up the Scout rankings.
As it stands, he leads the Arkansas Top
10. He is a very talented back with so much natural talent and he has the body, ability, speed, and power to play and be successful very early in college. He is one of the best running backs in the country.
Scout identified Laremy Tunsil when we were out evaluating former five-star defensive tackle Tim Jernigan. That was over two years ago and Tunsil may be even better now than we expected him to be
and he tops the Florida Top 100. He has continued to get bigger and stronger and his film is about as impressive as it gets for offensive tackles. He is a natural bender, he plays with good balance, and he is a offensive tackle most draw up on paper. He looks that good.
Robert Nkemdiche really busted out of his shell couple of years ago when he started against Spain Park (Ga.) in a kick-off classic. He had 18 sacks as a 6-foot-4, 240 pound sophomore and he is now the
number one prospect in the country and the top-ranked player in the
Georgia Top 75. This Clemson commitment is physically ready to make an impact on the collegiate level now and he will have that chance next fall. He is strong at the point of attack, he is a big athlete, and he runs very well.
There is a real battle for the top spot in the Louisiana Top
40 going on and we think it will continue to be one until the All-American games are played. Kendall Beckwith is that guy right now and he is very talented and he is a versatile player, but others are not far behind him. Beckwith could be a defensive end with his hand down in a 4-3 scheme or an outside linebacker playing out of the two-point stance in a 3-4 scheme. He has great size, good strength, and he is a player always looking to learn.
It did not take long for Scout to recognize the ability that Antonio Conner has,
which is why he stands atop the Mississippi Top
30. The South Panola product showed a lot of his talent in the opener against Hoover (Ala.) a year ago. He plays all over the field right now, but safety will be his home on the next level. He is a great tackler in the open field, he has great ball skills, and he is physically ready to compete in the SEC (The conference he wants to play in).
Greg Gilmore is the number one prospect in the Tar Heel State, leading the North Carolina Top
40, and he has been in that spot from the beginning. He is a versatile defensive end that has a lot of upside as he continues to develop physically and fundamentally. Gilmore holds that spot over a number of other top prospects and there is not a lot of separation between the group.
Tramel Terry started getting offers as a freshman after he starred at Goose Creek in the fall three years ago, so he has been known for some time.
He's also known as the top prospect in the South Carolina Top 30. He is a very versatile athlete that has made plays at wide receiver, cornerback, wide receiver, and on special teams for the Gators. The Georgia commitment is one that could play both sides of the ball on the next level.
The more we see the more we like Jalen Ramsey. The long and rangy cornerback out of Brentwood Academy took over the top spot in
the Tennessee Top 20
from Corn Elder after showing he was one of the best in the country at his position at The Opening. He is committed to USC and since he committed to the Trojans, other schools have just turned up their efforts to recruit him even more. He is that good.