NCF On The Trail: Western Michigan Broncos

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- With the world’s busiest airport down the road, quarterbacks from across the country flocked to the Atlanta Elite 11 regional camp on Friday at Gary Pirkle Park, including several highly regarded passers from outside the Southeast.

Part of that group was Indianapolis Decatur Central’s Tommy Stevens. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Stevens traveled more than 500 miles, but it was worth every mile because he proved he has the tools to compete with the best of the best.

Early Offer: Give credit to Fleck 

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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today’s offerings: Lost in the signing day shuffle and success from SEC programs was a tremendous effort by Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck; people have overlooked that Malik McDowell doesn’t technically have to sign a letter of intent if he wants to play for Michigan State; and believe it or not there are already recruits in the 2016 class committing.


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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today’s offerings: Duke is quietly putting together a solid 2014 class, which got a whole lot better Monday after landing a pledge from an ESPN 300 receiver; Oklahoma commit Joe Mixon has long been the center of rumors about how solid his commitment is, and an unofficial visit to UCLA this weekend only fanned those flames even more.

Blue Devils score ESPN 300 WR


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WR Johnson decommits from Ohio State 

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When Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) committed to Ohio State on Mother’s Day -- May 12 -- the four-star wide receiver did it with enthusiasm and excitement.


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CB Zach Muniz picks Duke

August, 10, 2013
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Three-star cornerback Zach Muniz (St. Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers) is on board with the Blue Devils, according to multiple reports.

Arkansas State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Miami-OH, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan also offered the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect. Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Northwestern expressed interest.

Muniz is commitment No. 14 for Duke.

Mizzou nabs dual-threat QB Zanders

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Class of 2014 signal-caller Marvin Zanders (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) pledged to play for Missouri on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound three-star prospect announced his decision on Twitter and the news has been confirmed by multiple outlets:



Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Ohio, South Alabama, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan were his other offers.

As a junior, Zanders completed 128 of 210 attempts (61 percent) for 1,839 yards, 18 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He added 416 yards and four more scores on the ground.

The Tigers now have 17 players on board for 2014.

More three-star talent headed to Memphis

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Roderick Proctor, a three-star wide receiver from Florida powerhouse Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) has committed to play in the newly-formed American Athletic Conference, according to multiple reports.

Appalachian State, Arizona, Bowling Green, South Alabama and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 161-pound athlete. Kentucky and South Florida expressed interest.

Proctor registered an electronically timed 4.57 40-yard dash, 4.59 20-yard shuttle, 33.4-inch vertical, 35.9-foot power throw and 78.42 SPARQ this spring at at Nike combine.

Memphis has just five pledges for 2014, but four of those players have been evaluated by ESPN RecruitingNation with each receiving a three-star grade.

Bearcats add two-way lineman Ryan Stout

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Defensive end/offensive tackle prospect Ryan Stout (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) committed to play for Cincinnati, according to multiple reports.

Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-5, 254-pound rising senior. Ball State, Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin showed interest.

Stout displayed impressive athleticism for a big man on the Nike combine circuit. He registered an electronically-timed 4.97 40-yard dash, 4.36 20-yard shuttle, 28.2-inch vertical and 78.96 SPARQ.

Cincinnati has 15 commitments for 2014.

Hokies continue to build OL with Taylor

July, 31, 2013
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Three-star offensive tackle Brady Taylor (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready) pledged to sign with Virginia Tech, according to multiple reports. He selected the Hokies over Kentucky.

Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, Toledo, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Michigan also offered the 6-foot-4, 267-pound lineman.

Taylor is the fifth offensive lineman to choose Virginia Tech for 2014, and he is excited to join the group:

"I talked to them a lot," Taylor told the Roanoke (Va.) Times. "They're all really good kids. I've gotten to know them well. ... It's pretty awesome. Because even if nothing works out and we get to our fifth year, we're eventually going to play together. That's pretty special to have four other kids your age to play with."

Virginia Tech's class is ranked 26th by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

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Cincinnati
Carter Jacobs S Plantation, Fla./American Heritage
HT: 6-0 WT: 186
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Corey Ferguson CB Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton College
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Davin Pierce S Orlando/Dr. Phillips
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Houston
Davious Ballard DT Irving, Texas/Irving
HT: 6-4 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mychealon Thomas DT Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-2 WT: 321
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Devin Pike TE-Y Cincinnati/Elder
HT: 6-5 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #28 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Terry Ramsey DE Clayton, Ohio/Northmont
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #46 DE
Stars: 3

Memphis
Christian Boutte CB Opelousas, La./Opelousas
HT: 5-10 WT: 173
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Florida
Chris Jones CB Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
HT: 6-0 WT: 162
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Clemson
Jabril Robinson DT Leland, N.C./North Brunswick
HT: 6-4 WT: 260
Positional Rank: #71 DT
Stars: 3

Duke
Nicodem Pierre QB-DT Miami/Coral Reef
HT: 6-2 WT: 203
Positional Rank: #7 QB-DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#265)

Florida State
Fredrick Jones DT Miami/Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 270
Positional Rank: #81 DT
Stars: 3

Javonte Seabury WR Orlando/Timber Creek
HT: 5-9 WT: 165
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jonathan Vickers RB Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian
HT: 6-0 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #39 RB
Stars: 4

Dexter Wideman DT Saluda, S.C./Saluda
HT: 6-4 WT: 275
Positional Rank: #14 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#169)

Miami-FL
Nigel Bethel CB Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 5-9 WT: 172
Positional Rank: #19 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#234)

Terry McCray OLB Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #105 OLB
Stars: 3

Chad Thomas DE Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #17 DE
Stars: 3
ESPN 300 (#184)

North Carolina
Bentley Spain OT Charlotte, N.C./Providence
HT: 6-6 WT: 292
Positional Rank: #11 OT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#131)

Pittsburgh
Phillipie Motley ATH Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #130 ATH
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor
Josh Malin DE Cibolo, Texas/Steele
HT: 6-6 WT: 260
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa State
William Windham OT Schertz, Texas/Clemens
HT: 6-4 WT: 310
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas
Tyler Patrick WR The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands
HT: 5-11 WT: 171
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas State
Winston Dimel FB Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan
HT: 6-1 WT: 217
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma State
Lem Galeai OG Euless, Texas/Trinity
HT: 6-5 WT: 305
Positional Rank: #48 OG
Stars: 3

Ramon Richards ATH San Antonio/Brackenridge
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

James Washington WR Stamford, Texas/Stamford
HT: 5-11 WT: 178
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

TCU
Breylin Mitchell DE Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock
HT: 6-4 WT: 253
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Jaylon Myers CB North Augusta, S.C./Hutchinson CC
HT: 6-1 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Justin Scott OT Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College
HT: 6-5 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Ten
Illinois
Geronimo Allison WR Council Bluffs, Ia./Iowa Western CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyree Stone-Davis CB Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyrin Stone-Davis WR Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Indiana
Nick Carovillano DE Cincinnati/St. Xavier
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #52 DE
Stars: 3

Jermane Conyers DT Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland
HT: 6-2 WT: 281
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Ben Niemann OLB Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore
HT: 6-3 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Minnesota
Andrew Stelter DE Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna
HT: 6-4 WT: 247
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Purdue
Drue Tranquill OLB Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll
HT: 6-3 WT: 207
Positional Rank: #76 OLB
Stars: 3

PAC-12
Arizona
Jerod Cody DE Las Vegas/Glendale Community College
HT: 6-2 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Arizona State
Coltin Gerhart QB-DT Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Rank: #37 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Tyler Whiley CB Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral
HT: 6-0 WT: 187
Positional Rank: #10 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#70)

Oregon
Jalen Jelks DE Phoenix/Desert Vista
HT: 6-5 WT: 246
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Glyeb Ewing DE Waukon, Ia./Waukon
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Alabama
Christian Miller OLB Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley
HT: 6-4 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #2 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#76)
Under Armour All-American

Dallas Warmack OG Atlanta/Benjamin E. Mays
HT: 6-1 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #19 OG for 2015
Stars: 3
ESPN Jr.300 (#297)

Arkansas
Dwayne Eugene S Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 218
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Colton Jackson OT Conway, Ark./Conway
HT: 6-6 WT: 291
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Corey McBride WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Rank: #43 WR
Stars: 4

Torrance Mosley WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 5-9 WT: 152
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jovan Pruitt OT Dallas/Bishop Dunne
HT: 6-6 WT: 295
Positional Ranking: #38 OT
Stars: 3

Henre' Toliver CB Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #36 CB
Stars: 3

Auburn
D'haquille Williams WR Laplace, La./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Dontae Angus OG Philadelphia/Martin Luther King
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #26 OG
Stars: 3

Justus Reed DE Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #22 DE
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#262)

Georgia
Lamont Gaillard DT Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Positional Ranking: #2 DT
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (#12)
Under Armour All-American

Kentucky
Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mississippi State
Keith Holcombe OLB Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: #26 OLB
Stars: 4

Missouri
Sam Bailey OT Lamar, Mo./Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lawrence Lee
WR Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech
HT: 5-10 WT: 164
Positional Ranking: #51 WR
Stars: 4

Roderick Winters OLB Arlington, Texas/Bowie
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ole Miss
Victor Evans OLB Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-3 WT: 220
Positional Ranking: #47 OLB
Stars: 3

South Carolina
Chauncey Rivers DE Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
HT: 6-2 WT: 232
Positional Rank: #21 DE for 2015
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr.300 (#185)

Tennessee
Dominique Booth WR Indianapolis/Pike
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Positional Ranking: #23 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#173)

Rashaan Gaulden S Nashville, Tenn./Independence
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Ranking: #58 S
Stars: 3

Kevin Mouhon ILB Norcross, Ga./Norcross
HT: 6-1 WT: 215
Positional Ranking: 12
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#264)

Vanderbilt
Jesse Burkett OT Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail
HT: 6-5 WT: 285
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Grant Haley CB Atlanta/The Lovett School
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #38 CB
Stars: 3

Independents
Army
Max Regan S Leander, Texas/Vandegrift
HT: 6-2 WT: 190

Brigham Young
Michael Shelton CB Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield
HT: 5-8 WT: 170

Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
Brandon Pylar TE-H Orlando, Fla./University
HT: 6-3 WT: 220

Louisiana Tech
Marcus Gaines WR Covington, La./Saint Pauls School
HT: 5-8 WT: 155

Deonte McCrady OG Arlington, Texas/Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 290

Marshall
Ryan Bee OT Jeromesville, Ohio/Hillsdale
HT: 6-6 WT: 250

Rice
Martin Nwakamma OLB Leander, Texas/Leander
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

Destri White ATH Mesquite, Texas/Horn
HT: 6-0 WT: 192

Southern Miss
Quade Alexander S Florence, Ala./Florence
HT: 6-0 WT: 175

Jon Michael Edwards DE Montgomery, Ala./Carver
HT: 6-4 WT: 212

Curtis Mikell CB Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield
HT: 5-8 WT: 165

Picasso Nelson CB Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove
HT: 5-10 WT: 174

Tulsa
Tyler Bowling OT Yukon, Okla./Yukon
HT: 6-5 WT: 280
Positional Ranking: #104 OT
Stars: 3

UAB
Aaron Duckworth RB Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf
HT: 5-9 WT: 196

Demarcus Kirk RB Dora, Ala./Dora
HT: 5-10 WT: 175

Collin Lisa WR Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee
HT: 5-10 WT: 177

UTSA
Anthoula Kelly CB Galena Park, Texas/Galena Park
HT: 5-9 WT: 160

Mid-American
Ball State
Roy Denson S Cape Coral, Fla./Ida Baker
HT: 6-1 WT: 180

Bowling Green
Odell Spencer WR Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
HT: 6-0 WT: 173

Jack Walz III S Lakewood, Ohio/Saint Edward
HT: 5-11 WT: 191

Jared Weyler OT Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
HT: 6-5 WT: 266

Ohio
Derrick Ingram S Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson
HT: 6-2 WT: 193

Joe Lowery OT Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge
HT: 6-6 WT: 283

Western Michigan
Nathan Braster DE Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side
HT: 6-5 WT: 240

Leo Ekwoge RB Olney, Md./Good Counsel
HT: 5-11 WT: 195

Jarvion Franklin RB Tinley Park, Ill./Tinley Park
HT: 6-0 WT: 220

Stephen Louis ATH West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Lakes
HT: 5-11 WT: 193

Noa Merritt DE Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII
HT: 6-0 WT: 245

Kenneth Rawls WR Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-2 WT: 180

Mountain West
San Jose State
Charles Wright DE Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman
HT: 6-3 WT: 193

Sun Belt
Arkansas State

Jarrod Chandler ATH Barton, Ark./Barton
HT: 6-1 WT: 208

Charles Grant S Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite
HT: 5-11 WT: 183

Joshua Liddell S Pine Bluff, Ark./Dollarway
HT: 6-0 WT: 195

Micah Thomas ILB Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
HT: 6-2 WT: 247

Louisiana-Monroe
Doug Lofton OG Taylorsville, Miss./Taylorsville
HT: 6-4 WT: 298

Texas State
Michael Rios DT Fort Worth, Texas/Amon Carter-Riverdale
HT: 6-3 WT: 280

Western Kentucky
Chaka Diarrassouba S Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
HT: 6-1 WT: 192

Purdue lands defender Drue Tranquill

July, 24, 2013
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Three-star outside linebacker / safety Drue Tranquill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) committed Tuesday to sign with the Boilermakers, according to the Indianapolis Star.

He selected Purdue over Cincinnati and Indiana. Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Toledo and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 207-pound prospect. Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame expressed some interest.

Tranquill said during his press conference, "I believe Purdue is on the rise with this new coaching staff. A new legacy awaits."

Purdue now has eight verbals for 2014. Tranquill is the Boilermakers' highest-rated defensive pledge.

Bulls pull Sandalwood DB Chris Jones

July, 21, 2013
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Chris Jones (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) gave his verbal commitment to play for South Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.

USF topped offers from Florida International, Indiana, Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee, Purdue, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan for the 6-foot, 162-pound prospect.

Jones posted an electronically-timed 4.77 40-yard dash, 4.69 20-yard shuttle, 32.7-inch vertical, 37-foot power throw and 75.63 SPARQ this spring at a Nike combine.

He's the fifth 2014 prospect from Sandalwood to make an FBS commitment, joining ESPN 300 linebacker Kain Daub (Florida State), four-star wide receiver DeSean Blair (Louisville), three-star defensive tackle Blake McClain (Florida State) and fullback Broadie Matts (Air Force).

The Bulls have 13 commitments.

Trace McSorley to the Commodores

July, 13, 2013
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Vanderbilt has gained its second pledge in as many days with the addition of high three-star athlete Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods), according to multiple reports.

Connecticut, Boston College, Massachusetts, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Ohio, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Charlotte, Purdue and Western Michigan were his other offers.

Northwestern, Maryland, Michigan State, Duke, Rutgers, Penn State, Virginia and West Virginia also recruited the 6-foot-1, 182 pound rising senior.

Last fall, he threw for 2,548 yards and 33 touchdowns and rushed for 709 yards and 9 more scores.

McSorley is commitment No. 13 for Vanderbilt.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

July, 5, 2013
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ACC
Clemson
Artavis Scott | WR | Tarpon Springs, Calif./East Lake
HT: 5-11 WT: 179
Positional Rank: #10 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#89)

Florida State
Trey Marshall | S | Lake City, Fla./Columbia
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #49
Stars: 3

Corey Martinez | OG | Tampa, Fla./Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 302
Positional Rank: #15
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#274)

Georgia Tech
Matthew Jordan | QB-DT | Jackson, Ala./Jackson
HT: 6-1 WT: 191
Positional Rank: #30 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Miami (Fla.)
Demetrius Jackson | DE | Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Travonte Valentine | DT | Hialeah, Fla./Champagnat Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #11 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#150)

North Carolina State
Deshaywn Middleton | DT | Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland
HT: 6-2 WT: 302
Positional Rank: #73 DT
Stars: 3

Terronne Prescod | OG | Decatur, Ga./Columbia
HT: 6-6 WT: 336
Positional Rank: #56 OG
Stars: 3

Pittsburgh
Wade Freebeck | QB-PP | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #15 QB-PP
Stars: 4

Elijah Zeise | S | Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #66 S
Stars: 3

Syracuse
Jason Cabinda | ATH | Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 221
Positional Rank: #97 ATH
Stars: 3

Virginia
Andrew Brown | DT | Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith
HT: 6-4 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #1 DT
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (#3)
Under Armour All-American

Virginia Tech
Billy Ray Mitchell | OT | Paramus, N.J./Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 285
Positional Rank: #70 OT
Stars: 3

American Athletic
Cincinnati
Tyrell Gilbert | ATH | Cincinnati/Princeton
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Justin Noye | ATH | East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester
HT: 6-1 WT: 191
Positional Rank: #95 ATH
Stars: 3

Houston
Zach Vaughan | DE | Austin, Texas/McNeil
HT: 6-4 WT: 218
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Cameron Polk | WR | Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern
HT: 6-1 WT: 188
Positional Rank: #126 WR
Stars: 3

L.J. Scott | RB | Marion, Ohio/Harding
HT: 5-10 WT: 224
Positional Rank: #82 RB
Stars: 3

Memphis
Chase Johnson | C | Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch
HT: 6-4 WT: 252
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Rutgers
Kiy Hester | ATH | Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 195
Positional Rank: #22 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#189)

Jimmy Hogan | DE | Franklin Lake, N.J./Ramapo
HT: 6-4 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #68 DE
Stars: 3

South Florida
Nick Nataro | TE-H | Estero, Fla./Estero
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: #20 TE-H
Stars: 3

Temple
Jared Folks | OLB | Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna
HT: 6-2 WT: 215
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

James McHale | OT | Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore
HT: 6-6 WT: 289
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Kansas State
Aaron Sharp | QB-PP | Houston/Summer Creek
HT: 6-3 WT: 188
Positional Rank: #44 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Oklahoma
Tay Evans | OLB | Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 6-2 WT: 200
Positional Rank: #38 OLB
Stars: 3

West Virginia
Stone Wolfley | DE | Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown
HT: 6-3 WT: 235
Class of 2015

Big Ten
Illinois
Matt Domer | RB | Chicago/Mt. Carmel
HT: 5-11 WT: 189
Positional Rank: #85 RB
Stars: 3

Indiana
Donovan Clark | CB | Ft. Wayne, Ind./South Side
HT: 5-10 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Michigan
Freddy Canteen | WR | Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian
HT: 6-0 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Noah Furbush | ILB | Kenton, Ohio/Kenton
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: #21 ILB
Stars: 4

Brandon Watson | CB | Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian
HT: 5-11 WT: 179
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Nebraska
Freedom Akinmoladun | TE-H | Grandview, Mo./Grandview
HT: 6-4 WT: 219
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Monte Harrison | WR | Lee's Summit, Mo./West
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #49 WR
Stars: 4

Penn State
Antoine White | DT | Millville, N.J./Millville
HT: 6-3 WT: 265
Positional Rank: #69 DT
Stars: 3

Purdue
Austin McGehee | K | Pine Bluff, Ark./Pine Bluff
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Pac-12
Arizona
Naijiel Hale | CB | Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 181
Positional Rank: #31 CB
Stars: 3

Arizona State
Loren Mondy | DE | Mansfield, Texas/Lake Ridge
HT: 6-1 WT: 233
Class of 2017

California
Michael Trani | OG | La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada
HT: 6-3 WT: 260
Positional Rank: #51 OG
Stars: 3

Jaleel Wadood | ATH | Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #39 ATH
Stars: 4

Colorado
Zach Brown | ILB | San Diego/Patrick Henry
HT: 6-3 WT: 233
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Dylan Keeney | TE-Y | Granite Bay, Calif/Granite Bay
HT: 6-6 WT: 210
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Rick Gamboa | ILB | West Hills, Calif./Chaminade
HT: 6-0 WT: 220
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon
Arrion Springs | CB | San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt
HT: 6-0: WT: 195
Positional Rank: #7 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#44)
Under Armour All-American

Oregon State
Sumner Houston | DE | Concord, Calif./De La Salle
HT: 6-2 WT: 260
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Stanford
Keller Chryst | QB-PP | Palo Alto, Cali./Palo Alto
HT: 6-4 WT: 234
Positional Rank: #1 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#21)
Under Armour All-American

USC
D.J. Calhoun | OLB | El Cerrito, Calif./El Cerrito
HT: 6-0 WT: 201
Positional Rank: #16 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#220)

Washington
Trey Adams | OT | Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee
HT: 6-6 WT: 250
Class of 2015

Erik Brown | WR | Fontana, Calif./Summit
HT: 6-1 WT: 172
Positional Rank: #24 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#178)

Drew Lewis | RB | Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake
HT: 6-2 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #111
Stars: 3

Jonathan Lockett | CB | Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei
HT: 5-11 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #26 CB
Stars: 3

Lavon Washington | S | Oakland, Calif./McClymonds
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #26 S
Stars: 3

Joseph Wicker | DT | Long Beach, Calif./Poly
HT: 6-2 WT: 260
Class of 2015

SEC
Alabama

Montel McBride | OG | Plant City, Fla./Plant City
HT: 6-4 WT: 349
Positional Rank: #24 OG
Stars: 3

Georgia
Kendall Baker | DT | Atlanta/Marist
HT: 6-5 WT: 284
Positional Rank: #47 DT
Stars: 3

LSU
John Battle IV | S | Hallandale Beach, Fla./Hallandale
HT: 6-1 WT: 171
Positional Rank: #27 S
Stars: 3

Mississippi State
Nick Fitzgerald | QB-PP | Richmond Hill, Ga./Richmond Hill
HT: 6-5 WT: 208
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ole Miss
Kendrick Doss | QB-DT | Florence, Ala./Florence
HT: 6-2 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #23 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Tennessee
Dillon Bates | OLB | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra Beach
HT: 6-3 WT: 213
Positional Rank: #3 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#92)
Under Armour All-American

Vanderbilt
Trent Sherfield | S | Danville, Ill./Danville
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #81 S
Stars: 3

Independents
Brigham Young
Earl Mariner | DT | Topeka, Kan./Washburn Rural
HT: 6-3 WT: 300

Conference USA
East Carolina
Joe Carter | OLB | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra Beach
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Erik Lenzen | OT | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
HT: 6-4 WT: 261

FIU
Renard Cheren | OLB | Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista
HT: 6-1 WT: 194

Mid-American
Ball State
Alex Joss | OT | Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake
HT: 6-5 WT: 275

Malik King | OG | Muskegon, Mich./Muskegon
HT: 6-5 WT: 295

Massachusetts
J.T. Blyden | RB | West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove
HT: 5-10 WT: 195

Toledo
Cameron Mattison | S | Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek
HT: 6-1 WT: 185

Western Michigan
Jamauri Bogan | RB | Union, N.J./Union
HT: 5-6 WT: 164

Nick Matich | DT | Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 6-2 WT: 280

Mountain West
Nevada
Wyatt Demps | WR | Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove
HT: 6-2 WT: 185

San Jose State
Darren Gardenhire | S | Long Beach, Calif./Cabrillo
HT: 6-1 WT: 200

Chad Miller | S | Vallejo, Calif./Jesse Bethel
HT: 6-0 WT: 153

Aisea Tongilava | RB | Orange, Calif./Lutheran
HT: 6-1 WT: 204

Sun Belt
Texas State
Andrew Aneke | CB | Missouri City, Texas/Elkins
HT: 6-0 WT: 177
Don’t expect a commitment announcement until after the 2013 football season for running back Deron Thompson (Wichita, Kan./Northwest). Do, however, expect Thompson to fully benefit from his summer training.

While many football players are either going through traditional gridiron workouts or playing 7-on-7, Thompson is honing the one skill that could separate him: speed. Listed at 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Thompson’s lack of size quickly becomes a nonfactor when the conversation of his 4.28 40-yard dash time is mentioned.


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