- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -– Now that the season is over and the all-star games are completed, ESPNU has released its updated top 150 rankings.
The Gators still have eight committed prospects on the list. Safety commit Marcus Maye (149) is a new addition to the ESPNU 150, while wide receiver commit Latroy Pittman (157) just barely dropped out after previously being ranked the No. 106 player.
After his strong performance at the U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio, Florida offensive tackle signee D.J. Humphries moved up one spot from the No. 8 to No. 7 player in the country.
Jonathan Bullard and Brian Poole both had strong performances in their respective All-American games and both made the biggest jumps of any of Florida’s commits. Bullard went from the No. 83 player to the No. 37 player, while Poole jumped 49 spots from No. 131 to No. 82.
Though offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker and tight end Colin Thompson had strong showings at the Under Armour practices, both players fell in the rankings. Dunker went from No. 31 to No. 46, Thompson dropped from No. 85 to No. 117.
Tight end Kent Taylor, who totaled three receptions for 21 yards while playing out of position at the U.S. Army Bowl, moved up one spot from No. 147 to No. 146. Defensive tackle commit Dante Phillips also jumped up two spots from No. 112 to No. 110.
Several Florida Targets also made jumps. Josh Harvey-Clemons moved from No. 23 to No. 17 and is also ranked the new No. 1 outside linebacker in the country. Defensive end Leonard Williams moved up 57 spots to No. 50. Avery Young moved up 56 spots to No. 61. Florida State commit Dante Fowler also moved from No. 94 to No. 71. Tracy Howard stayed put at No. 18.
Florida receiver prospect Stefon Diggs dropped three spots to No. 13. Nelson Agholor, who missed the Under Armour practices and game because of a shoulder injury, dropped from No. 41 to No. 47. Darius Hamilton also dropped three spots to No. 69.