Three defensive backs made the move into the Scout 300 and two are from the state of Louisiana.
LSU commitment Xavier Lewis is now a four-star cornerback and No. 23 in the country at his position. The 6-foot, 180 pound athlete has played some quarterback, corner, and safety at Reserve (La.) East Saint John, but he will be a strong and physical corner for the Tigers.
Kevin Henry is another Boot State athlete that added a fourth star this week on Scout and he may not have offers yet, but he will. Scout put their eyes on him for the first time last month and the 6-1, 200 pound star out of Baton Rouge Central could be a physical safety or outside linebacker on the next level. Expect his recruitment to pick up in the coming months.
Moving to North Carolina, Mark Fields sat out last year after transferring to Cornelius (N.C.) Hough is back on the field this season. Fields is a very physical corner and he could play safety on the next level too. He is built like a corner at 5-11, 180 pounds, but he is physical like a safety. He can tackle, he has good ball skills, and he has eight offers right now. Fields is now the No. 17 cornerback in the country on Scout.
Staying on the defensive side of the ball, defensive lineman Jason Strowbridge leaped into the Scout 300 this cycle. The 6-4, 241 pound junior out of Deerfield Beach (Fla.) has eight sacks in seven games this season and he could stay outside at end or grow into a tackle on the next level. He has a great frame, he moves well, and he has a lot of potential. Marshall is the only offer at this time.
Moving over to the offensive side of the ball, three prospects made the move and added a fourth star.
Up front, Brandon Sandifer, a 6-4, 329 pound junior offensive lineman out of Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside is now the No. 17 guard in the country. He plays tackle now, but Scout likes him inside on the next level. He is a wide body, strong in the trenches, and a strong drive blocker. Alabama, Florida, and Ohio State have offered the Peach State junior.
Cronkrite is a powerful running back out of Miami (Fla.) Westminster Christian and he has over a dozen scholarship offers now. The 5-11, 191 pound junior was offered by Alabama last month and he is a back who can get the tough yards inside, bounce it outside, and catch the ball out of the backfield.
Jefferson is a smooth wideout and he has good genes. The 6-2, 168 pound star out of Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood is the son of former NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson and that has really accelerated his development. Auburn offered Jefferson on Monday and others like Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Penn State have offered the new four-star prospect.
Here are quick hits on other minor moves in the 2015 Scout 300: