Southeast: Updated Ranking Notes
Malachi Dupre
Malachi Dupre
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 8, 2013
Chad Simmons


There is a new five star in town out of the southeast on Scout and he is one of the top offensive prospects in the country. Get the latest out of this part of the country concerning rankings here...

After traveling around the southeast the last three months to camps, practices, workouts, and spring games, it was time for a rankings update in the southeast.

Many prospects made moves, some up, some down, and we highlights some of the biggest movers here in this notebook.

The biggest mover when talking stars this cycle was wide receiver Malachi Dupre. The long and rangy wide receiver with a 40-plus inch vertical out of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian moved up to a five-star prospect on Scout.

He was sitting at No. 50 before the update and he is now at No. 27 overall and the last five-star in the Scout 300.

Dupre, the No. 3 wide receiver in the country has added weight, he has gotten stronger, and he still has that good speed, great body control, and those sticky hands. He is very good now and he is only going to get better over time.

LSU is thought to be the leader right now, but Dupre is planning to take his visits, look around, and to take his time with his decision.

Entering the Scout 300

A quartet of defensive prospects moved into the Scout 300 this cycle. Two are committed to schools and the other two are still exploring his options.

The biggest mover was quarterback Brandon Harris out of Parkway High School in Bossier City, La. The 6-foot-3, 195 pound signal caller had a great spring. He was sharp at the Elite 11 tryout, the Nike Camp, and at his spring game - Scout was represented at all three.

We saw all we needed to see.

Harris has a very live arm, he has great pocket awareness, his mechanics have improved, and he is now the No. 8 quarterback in America and the No. 134 overall prospect. He is down to Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, and Ohio State.

New Florida State commitment Jacob Pugh moved up to the No. 18 outside linebacker spot and to No. 231 overall in the country. He has very good size, he has great range, and the Tallahassee, Fla. native should fit in well in FSU's defense.

Plantation, Fla. cornerback Chris Lammons is an electrifying athlete and he has emerged in 2013 as one of the top cover corners in America. After seeing him so many times and his play being at a premium level each time, he moved up to No. 251 overall on Scout. He now checks in as the No. 30 ranked corner in the country. Plenty of schools are still involved here including South Carolina and in-state schools Florida, Florida State, and Miami.

Staying in the Sunshine State, LSU commitment Sharieff Rhaheed got a bump from three to four stars this cycle. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound athlete out of Fort Pierce (Fla.) Fort Pierce Central is committed to LSU, but he still may take some visits. Alabama has had him on campus once already and he may go back. Rhaheed is an excellent pass rusher off the edge and he could be used as a rush end or outside linebacker on the next level.

Quick Hits

  • Alabama commimtment Chris Williams, a safety out of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County fell out of the Scout 300, but retained his fourth star.

  • Spring Valley, S.C. outside linebacker Christian Miller moved into the Scout 100 this cycle. He is a former Florida commitment and he is still considering the Gators along with Alabama, Georgia, and a few others.

  • Florida commitment Dalvin Cook, a four-star running back out of Miami Central moved up to No. 55 overall in the country. He moved up 16 spots.

  • Roderick Taylor took over the top guard spot in the southeast. He and Donnel Stanley switch places, but both remain in the Scout 100.

  • Miami commitment Trevor Darling moves into the Scout 100. The future Hurricane was at No. 108, he is now at No. 79.

  • Pine Crest (N.C.) defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard moved up over 100 spots to No. 65 in these rankings. After seeing him this spring in person, there was no doubt he was a top 100 guy. He still could ascend up the rankings and we go through the fall.

  • Stockbridge, Ga. cornerback Kendarius Webster is up to No. 38 from No. 70.

  • Terry Googer was moved to tight end from wide receiver this cycle. The 6-foot-4, 210 pound athlete out of College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy is now the No. 27 tight end in the country.

  • Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy quarterback Michael O'Connor takes over as the top quarterback prospect in Florida. He is now sitting at No. 28 in the country.

  • Miami (Fla.) Northwestern rush end/outside linebacker Michael Smith dropped out of the Scout 300 this cycle, but he is still a four-star prospect. He checks in now at No. 27 as an outside linebacker.

  • Georgia commitment Nick Glass was moved from safety to outside linebacker by Scout. He is a 6-foot-2, 210 pound athlete who could play safety, outside linebacker, or inside linebacker in UGA's scheme.
    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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