Southeast 2014 State Rankings
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National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 21, 2014
Chad Simmons


The final state rankings for the Southeast for the class of 2014...

Scout State Rankings
Alabama | Arkansas | Florida
Georgia | Louisiana | Mississippi
North Carolina | South Carolina
Tennessee | Southeast 150
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The Southeast 150 was released Tuesday morning one day after Scout released its updated 2014.

It is now time to release the final 2014 state rankings for the states that fall in the southeast region.

See the full Southeast state rankings here:

 

Alabama State Rankings

There is a new No. 1 in Alabama to close out the rankings. Rashaan Evans, the top outside linebacker in the country did it all this season for Auburn High School. He is athlete that can rush the passer, play in space, and he plays with an edge. He will be playing for Alabama, Auburn, or UCLA next fall.

Arkansas State Rankings

It was a battle of the defensive linemen in Arkansas this season when talking top prospects. This time a year ago Josh Frazier was thought to be the top prospect, but another defensive tackle, Bjhon Jackson took over that spot in the summer, and held on. Jackson is staying home to play for the Razorbacks on the next level and he will be a real presence in the middle of their defense.

Florida State Rankings

Chad Thomas finishes 2014 on top for the state of Florida. The defensive end out of Booker T. Washington has so much upside. He played a lot of tackle the last couple of seasons, but he is a true end in college. He is strong in pursuit, he can set the edge, he has length to clog the passing lanes, and he is only going to get bigger and better.

Georgia State Rankings

Lorenzo Carter had a coming out party in 2012 and he stayed on top in Georgia from top to finish. He led his team to back-to-back state titles and he could be a rush end or outside linebacker on the next level. He is a big athlete still learning his craft and he has so much upside. Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and LSU are still fighting for this one.

Louisiana State Rankings

This was a battle not only in Louisiana, but the country for the past nine months and Leonard Fournette held off Cameron Robinson. Fournette has been talked about for four years and he not only ended up the best in Louisiana, but the best in the country on Scout. The five-star running back is one of a kind and he is staying home to play for LSU.

Mississippi State Rankings

It was a good year at the top in Mississippi and leading the way is big offensive guard Roderick Taylor. The Ole Miss commitment has great feet, he can get to the second level, and he is football tough. He is still developing and has unlimited potential in the SEC.

North Carolina State Rankings

This is a battle that went down to the wire. It was a two ma race between Will Grier and Elijah Hood. In the end, Hood won out and ended up on top. The running back will head to Chapel Hill to play for the Tar Heels and he will take size, hands, and power. He is a jumbo-athlete who is a top running back, but he also could be a highly ranked linebacker.

South Carolina State Rankings

When talking upside, Christian Miller is one who has a lot of it. The Alabama commitment is the top prospect in the Palmetto State and he had a huge senior season. He is a long and lean outside linebacker who covers a lot of ground. He is a smart player who has grown up around the game and he can do so many things at a high level on the football field.

Tennessee State Rankings

Josh Malone took over the top spot in Tennessee over the summer and he did nothing to change our thoughts in 2013. He had a big senior season, he was strong in post-season competition, and he has success written all over him. The big-time wide receiver is already enrolled at Tennessee and he will make an early impact in Knoxville.

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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