Top prospect capsules: Nos. 60-51

Top prospect capsules: Nos. 60-51

Get the latest updates on the top prospects from the Scout 100. Today: Nos. 60-51.

Each weekday between now and Signing Day, we'll take a look at the latest chatter surrounding the top recruits, getting you ready for the big day. Today, we feature prospects No. 60 to 51 in the Scout 100.

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Leon McQuay

No. 60 -- Leon McQuay, S

Ranking: (No. 6 overall S)

Commitment: USC

The latest: McQuay was relatively quiet about his college until his early January announcement, giving another marquee recruit to the Trojans.

In his words: "I've got a very good relationship with the coaches (at USC). They have a fantastic academic program, a good music program and they have good football. So it's all good out there." -- Jan. 4

More coverage: Go inside for a video interview with McQuay after announcing his decision.

Ethan Pocic

No. 59 -- Ethan Pocic, OT

Ranking: (No. 4 overall OT)

Commitment: LSU

The latest: Pocic has enrolled early in Baton Rouge and will be a Tiger just as soon as he can make it official.

In his words: "(Visiting LSU) was fun. It was a good time. I just hung out with the coaches and got to meet and greet the players. Talking to the coaches, I can really see why they're a top program." -- Dec. 18

More coverage: Go inside to read more of Pocic's thoughts on being a Tiger.

Tre'Davious White

No. 58 -- Tre'Davious White, CB

Ranking: (No. 6 overall CB)

Commitment: LSU

The latest: A Tiger commit since February, White visited campus this month and appears to be full speed ahead with his plans to play at LSU.

In his words: "As far as I know (LSU wants) me to play cornerback. I'm expecting that, but at first they were recruiting me as a receiver. I think it will be one of those things where they try me out at several places to see where I fit best." -- Jan. 15

More coverage: Go inside for more of White's thoughts about LSU.

Max Redfield

No. 57 -- Max Redfield, S

Ranking: (No. 5 overall S)

Commitment: Notre Dame

The latest: Redfield chose the Irish over USC during the Under Armour All-America Game and appears to be solid in his commitment. He had previously been committed to USC before changing his mind.

In his words: "I've known (I'd choose Notre Dame) for a while. I kind of got aside from it for a little bit, but I've pretty much been pretty set on it for a while." -- Jan. 4

More coverage: Go inside for a video interview in which Redfield discusses his choice to play for the Irish.

Cooper Bateman

No. 56 -- Cooper Bateman, QB

Ranking: (No. 5 overall QB)

Commitment: Alabama

The latest: Nick Saban's future quarterback is already moved in and ready to go in Tuscaloosa. He'll be a member of the Crimson Tide come Signing Day.

In his words: "I am honored that I will get to learn from head coach (Nick) Saban and head coach (Doug) Nussmeier and will get to represent Alabama, the state and the university." -- May 16

More coverage: Go inside for an interview with the new Tuscaloosa resident.

Maurice Smith

No. 55 -- Maurice Smith, CB

Ranking: (No. 5 overall CB)

Commitment: Alabama

The latest: A tried-and-true Crimson Tide commit just like Bateman, Smith fully intends to put his name to paper for Alabama.

In his words: "Really, I didn't think (Nick Saban visiting my home) would change me. I knew that I wanted to be at Alabama. But I can say that after having coach Saban over, it made me want it even more. I think after talking everything over with him, I will strive harder to get better." -- Dec. 11

More coverage: Go inside for a full story on Saban's visit and much more.

Kevin Olsen

No. 54 -- Kevin Olsen, QB

Ranking: (No. 4 overall QB)

Commitment: Miami (FL)

The latest: There's no indication he's thinking anything but Miami. His brother -- current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen -- also went to Miami. A broken foot in September hampered Olsen's season, but he returned in time for the Under Armour Game practices and was one of the top performers in the game itself.

In his words: "I feel like coach (Al) Golden has the program going in a great direction right now. I feel like in a couple of years Miami is going to be where it was in the past. At the end of the day, I really wanted to be part of that." -- May 18

More coverage: Go inside for more on how he fared during Under Armour week and much more.

Isaac Savaiinaea

No. 53 -- Isaac Savaiinaea, LB

Ranking: (No. 3 overall MLB)

Commitment: None

Interested in: Texas A&M, UCLA

The latest: The only recruit in this batch of 10 not solidly committed, Savaiinaea says he'll wait until Signing Day to choose between the Aggies and Bruins.

In his words: "I have one more visit but I don't know if I will use it. I kind of just want to get it over with, so I'm sticking with these two, Texas A&M and UCLA." -- Jan. 3

More coverage: Go inside for a full interview with Savaiinaea from the Under Armour Game.

Darius James

No. 52 -- Darius James, C

Ranking: (No. 1 overall C)

Commitment: Texas

The latest: The nation's top-ranked center, James says he's solid to the Longhorns after committing to play in Austin way back in March.

In his words: "It just felt like home and it had to be done. My high school coaches came to watch the practices today, so I decided to come with them and surprise the Texas coaches. They were all ecstatic. They were very happy." -- March 5

More coverage: Go inside for a scouting report on James and much more.

John Montelus

No. 51 -- John Montelus, OG

Ranking: (No. 2 overall OG)

Commitment: Notre Dame

The latest: Montelus committed to the Irish in the spring and has given no indication that anything has changed since.

In his words: "I really liked the coaches, and it's a really good coaching staff. It's a program with a bunch of good guys, and you can't get better than that." -- April 22

More coverage: Go inside for highlights from Montelus' senior season and much more. Recommended Stories


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