By the Numbers:Scout 300 by Position
Athlete extraordinaire DeAnthony Thomas (5-11/180) of Los Angeles, Calif. has been atop the '11 Scout rankings since its inception. Thomas had previously been listed as running back, and I had said that it's not out of the question that he could be a 5 Star prospect at four positions, running back, wide receiver, corner, and safety.
Thomas has moved from the No. 1 spot in the rankings to No. 5, and he is also listed at a new position, cornerback. He's the highest rated corner on Scout since Demetrice Morley ('05 Tennessee) also had the No. 5 spot, and Ted Ginn ('04 Ohio State) who was rated the No. 4 player in the country.
Taking Thomas' spot atop the Scout 300 is defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (6'5/235) of Rock Hill, S.C. Clowney is the second defensive end to be ranked No. 1 by Scout following probable 1st round NFL draft pick Everson Griffen ('07 USC). Clowney is considering Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, and South Carolina among others.
No. 2 on the Scout 300 is defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (6-2/275) of Lake City, Fla. was a strong contender for the No. 1 spot. South Regional Manager Chad Simmons actually has Jernigan at the top of his regional rankings. Jernigan is considering a host of schools including the three traditional powers in state, Florida, Florida State, and Miami.
The state of Texas is well represented in the Scout 300 with 52 players hailing from the Lone Star State. Its top prospect checks in at No. 3 overall in running back Malcolm Brown (6-1/200) of Cibolo, Texas. Brown leads a deep pool of running backs for the Class of 2011. Seven of the Top 31 prospects in the country are running backs this year.
Standing alone at the top of the quarterback class is Braxton Miller (6-4/200) of Huber Height, Ohio. Miller is the sole quarterback amongst Scout's Top 35 prospects, and he is joined by Christian LeMay (6-2/190) of Matthews, N.C., and Teddy Bridgewater (6-3/190) as the only quarterbacks in the Top 100. Miller is considering a host of teams including Florida, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
Rounding out the top five is the aforementioned DeAnthony Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif.