Commentary

Top 25 HS players in the country

Eleven sophomores, eight seniors and six juniors make up the best in the nation

Originally Published: January 27, 2012
By Recruiting Nation | ESPN.com
Recruiting rankings are a snapshot of what the future holds for players and programs. The one constant being that they're always debatable. Our latest foray into rankings deals with the top overall prospects, regardless of class.

Instead of ranking them, we've listed them alphabetically. The bulk of the list comes from the hyped 2014 class. The current juniors appear more valuable than the seniors. One class missing from our list is the freshmen. Staffer John Stovall knows the class as well as anyone, and he says there isn't a freshman ready to crack the list … yet.