2013 Team Commitment Lists

Covering college football as I do takes 52 weeks a year as it is and while I personally do not scout the high school games and rate each player I do compile my rankings based on the many different recruiting services across the country that follow and scout HS football year round. I not only like to use all of the biggest and best services, but I also use regional reports as well. The colleges themselves use many of these services to get the latest information on recruits.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player's ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least. The preseason top HS Senior lists have already been released by ESPN, Rivals, 247 Sports and Scout and all of them were compiled into this Pre-Season list.

I have included the top High School Seniors that will be incoming frosh for 2013. By no means is this list final and it will be fluid until next February after the players sign. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player's ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com.

Phil Steele's Pre-Season "Top 200"

2013 Frosh Prospects

Rank Position Name HT WT State Location School
1 DL Robert Nkemdiche 6-5 260 GA Loganville Grayson Clemson
2 LB Reuben Foster 6-2 228 AL Auburn Alabama
3 OL Laremy Tunsil 6-6 295 FL Lake City Columbia N/A
4 QB Max Browne 6-5 202 WA Sammamish Skyline USC
5 DB Vernon Hargreaves 5-11 181 FL Tampa Wharton N/A
6 DL Montravius Adams 6-3 285 GA Vienna Dooly County N/A
7 DB Su'A Cravens 6-1 205 CA Murrieta Vista Murriesta USC
8 DL Kenny Bigelow 6-3 322 MD Elkton Eastern Christian Academy USC
9 LB Jaylon Smith 6-3 218 IN Fort Wayne Bishop Luers Notre Dame
10 DB Kendall Fuller 6-0 185 MD Olney Our Lady Of Good Counsel N/A
11 LB Matthew Thomas 6-4 210 FL Miami Booker T Washington N/A
12 WR Ricky Seals-Jones 6-5 215 TX Sealy N/A
13 DL Dee Liner 6-2 274 AL Muscle Shoals Auburn
14 WR Robert Foster 6-2 180 PA Monaca Central Valley N/A
15 QB Shane Morris 6-3 183 MI Warren De La Salle Michigan
16 DB Antonio Conner 6-1 205 MS Batesville South Panola N/A
17 WR Derrick Griffin 6-6 215 TX Rosenberg Terry Texas A&M
18 DL Joey Bosa 6-5 260 FL Fort Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas Ohio St
19 QB Tyrone Swoopes 6-5 220 TX Whitewright Texas
20 RB Derrick Henry 6-3 241 FL Yulee N/A
21 TE Adam Breneman 6-5 228 PA Camp Hill Cedar Cliff Penn St
22 DB Mackensie Alexander 5-11 185 FL Immokalee N/A
23 DL Eddie Vanderdoes 6-3 303 CA Auburn Placer N/A
24 RB Thomas Tyner 6-0 200 OR Beaverton Aloha Oregon
25 TE OJ Howard 6-6 226 AL Autauga Academy Alabama
26 WR Stacy Coley 6-1 175 FL Oakland Park Northeast N/A
27 DB Priest Willis 6-2 190 AZ Tempe Marcos De Niza N/A
28 DB Cameron Burrows 6-0 203 OH Trotwood-Madison Ohio St
29 WR Jalin Marshall 6-0 190 OH Middletown Ohio St
30 DB Eli Woodard 6-1 185 NJ Voorhees Eastern Ohio St
31 RB Keith Ford 5-11 195 TX Cypress Ranch Oklahoma
32 DL Carl Lawson 6-2 253 GA Alpharetta Milton Auburn
33 RB Ty Isaac 6-3 215 IL Joliet Catholic USC
34 RB Kelvin Taylor 5-11 215 FL Belle Glade Glades Day Florida
35 OL Darius James 6-5 319 TX Killeen Harker Heights Texas
36 DB Max Redfield 6-2 195 CA Mission Viejo N/A
37 RB Greg Bryant 5-11 197 FL Delray Beach American Heritage Oklahoma
38 OL Kent Perkins 6-5 300 TX Dallas Lake Highlands Texas
39 LB Daniel Mcmillian 6-3 220 FL Jacksonville First Coast Florida
40 DB Leon Mcquay 6-1 185 FL Seffner Armwood N/A
41 DB Tahaan Goodman 6-2 190 CA Rancho Cucamonga N/A
42 DL Tim Williams 6-4 230 LA Baton Rouge Lsu Laboratory School N/A
43 RB Altee Tenpenny 5-11 200 AR North Little Rock Alabama
44 DL Jonathan Allen 6-3 225 VA Ashburn Stone Bridge Alabama
45 WR Laquon Treadwell 6-3 190 IL Crete-Monee N/A
46 OL Jake Raulerson 6-5 250 TX Celina Texas
47 OL Ethan Pocic 6-7 285 IL Lemont LSU
48 DL Demarcus Walker 6-4 279 FL Jacksonville Sandalwood N/A
49 QB Cooper Bateman 6-3 190 UT Salt Lake City Cottonwood Senior Alabama
50 DL Kendell Beckwith 6-2 220 LA East Feliciana Parish Encrichme N/A
51 DB Vonn Bell 6-1 190 GA Rossville Ridgeland N/A
52 DB Dymonte Thomas 6-1 175 OH Alliance Marlington Michigan
53 LB Alex Anzalone 6-3 220 PA Wyomissing N/A
54 DL Justin Manning 6-2 275 TX Dallas Justin F Kimball N/A
55 WR Marquez North 6-3 210 NC Charlotte Mallard Creek N/A
56 RB Ryan Green 5-10 190 FL St Petersburgh Catholic Florida St
56 LB Michael Hutchings 6-1 210 CA Concord De La Salle N/A
58 OL Kyle Bosch 6-5 285 IL Wheaton St Francis Michigan
59 WR Ahmad Fulwood 6-4 189 FL Jacksonville Bishop Kenny Florida
60 DL A'Shawn Robinson 6-4 302 TX Fort Worth Arlington Heights Texas
61 RB Derrick Green 5-11 220 VA Richmond Hermitage N/A
62 OL Austin Golson 6-4 277 AL Prattville Florida St
63 QB Kevin Olsen 6-3 196 NJ Wayne Hills Miami, Fl
64 DB Marcell Harris 6-2 200 FL Orlando Dr Phillips N/A
65 DB Chris Hawkins 6-0 170 CA Rancho Cucamonga USC
66 WR Darrell Daniels 6-3 210 CA Oakley Freedom Washington
67 DB Holland Fisher 6-1 202 VA Midlothian Manchester Virginia Tech
68 OL Chris Fox 6-6 297 CO Parker Ponderosa Michigan
69 WR James Quick 6-1 175 KY Louisville Trinity N/A
70 RB Dontre Wilson 5-10 176 TX Desoto Oregon
71 QB Christian Hackenberg 6-4 215 VA Fork Union Military Academy Penn St
71 DL Kylie Fitts 6-4 260 CA Redlands East Valley USC
73 WR Tramel Terry 6-0 190 SC Goose Creek Georgia
73 TE Hunter Henry 6-6 240 AR Little Rock Pulaski Academy N/A
75 DL Greg Gilmore 6-4 270 NC Hope Mills South View N/A
76 LB Isaac Savaiinaea 6-3 235 HI Honolulu Punahou Stanford
77 DL Alquadin Muhammad 6-3 230 NJ Ramsey Don Bosco Prep N/A
78 OL Dorian Johnson 6-6 275 PA Belle Vernon N/A
79 LB Dorian O'Daniel 6-1 200 MD Olney Our Lady Of Good Counsel Clemson
80 QB Cody Thomas 6-5 220 TX Colleyville Heritage Oklahoma
81 DB Tray Matthews 6-1 190 GA Newnan Georgia
82 DL Elijah Daniel 6-3 252 IN Avon Clemson
83 RB Tyren Jones 5-8 185 GA Marietta Walton Alabama
84 LB Mike Mitchell 6-4 215 TX Plano Prestonwood Christian N/A
85 QB Brice Ramsey 6-3 205 GA Kingsland Camden County Georgia
86 WR Ardarius Stewart 6-3 190 AL Fultondale Alabama
87 OL Patrick Kugler 6-5 280 PA Wexford North Allegheny Michigan
88 WR Steven Mitchell 5-11 170 CA Mission Hills Bishop Alemany USC
89 WR Demorea Stringfellow 6-3 195 CA Moreno Valley Rancho Verde N/A
90 DL Greg Webb 6-2 290 NJ Sicklerville Timber Creek Penn St
91 DL Isaac Rochell 6-5 260 GA Mcdonough Eagle'S Landing Christian Notre Dame
92 DL Kelsey Griffin 6-2 297 GA Hoschton Mill Creek N/A
93 RB Justin Davis 6-1 195 CA Stockton Lincoln USC
94 RB Alvin Kamara 5-10 191 GA Norcross N/A
95 OL Evan Lisle 6-6 265 OH Centerville Ohio St
96 OL Tyrone Crowder 6-3 305 NC Rockingham Richmon Senior N/A
97 TE Marcus Baugh 6-4 226 CA Riverside Jw North Ohio St
98 WR Robbie Rhodes 6-1 186 TX Fort Worth Southwest Baylor
99 DL DJ Ward 6-4 240 OK Lawton Oklahoma
100 LB Larenz Bryant 6-2 210 NC Charlotte Zebulon B Vance N/A
101 WR Sebastian Larue 5-11 185 CA Santa Monica USC
102 WR Jake Oliver 6-4 194 TX Dallas Jesuit Texas
103 QB JT Barrett 6-1 209 TX Wichita Rider Ohio St
104 DB Jalen Ramsey 5-11 180 TN Brentwood Academy N/A
105 RB Kailo Moore 5-10 180 MS Rosedale West Bolivar Mississippi St
105 WR Laquvionte Gonzalez 5-10 170 TX Cedar Hill Texas A&M
107 OL Derwin Gray 6-5 265 DC Washington Edison-Friendship Maryland
108 QB Malik Zaire 6-0 196 OH Kettering Archbishop Alter Notre Dame
109 DL Caleb Brantley 6-3 302 FL Crescent City Florida
110 DL Henry Poggi 6-4 260 MD Baltimore Gilman Michigan
111 QB Ryan Burns 6-5 218 VA Ashburn Stone Bridge Stanford
112 TE Desean Smith 6-4 220 LA Lake Charles Barbe Alfred M LSU
113 LB Trey Johnson 6-1 220 GA Lawrenceville Central Gwinnett Auburn
113 LB Mike Mccray 6-4 230 OH Trotwood-Madison Michigan
115 DL Torrodney Prevot 6-4 205 TX Houston Taylor N/A
116 DB Artie Burns 6-1 190 FL Miami Northwestern N/A
117 DB Maurice Smith 5-11 179 TX Sugar Land Dulles Alabama
118 OL Grant Hill 6-6 315 AL Huntsville Alabama
119 QB Troy Williams 6-0 173 CA Harbor City Narbonne Washington
120 RB Taquan Mizzell 5-10 180 VA Virginia Beach Bayside N/A
121 WR Eldridge Massington 6-3 205 TX West Mesquite USC
122 OL Logan Tuley-Tillman 6-7 321 IL Peoria Manual Michigan
123 DL Joe Mathis 6-4 255 CA Upland N/A
124 RB David Williams 6-1 185 PA Philadelphia Imhotep Institute N/A
125 QB Kohl Stewart 6-3 185 TX Houston St Pius Texas A&M
126 WR John Diarse 6-0 202 LA Monroe Neville LSU
126 WR Shelton Gibson 6-1 190 OH University Cleveland Heights N/A
128 LB Deoundrei Davis 6-3 215 TX Cypress Woods Texas
129 RB Tarean Folston 5-10 190 FL Cocoa N/A
130 WR Tony Stevens 6-3 175 FL Orlando Evans Florida St
130 RB Tyshon Dye 6-1 200 GA Elberton Elbert County N/A
132 OL David Dawson 6-5 305 MI Detroit Cass Tech Michigan
133 DB Jeryl Brazil 5-10 178 LA Loranger LSU
134 LB Tim Kimbrough 6-1 225 IN Indianapolis Warren Central N/A
135 LB EJ Levenberry 6-3 226 VA Woodbridge Cd Hylton Florida St
136 WR Demarcus Robinson 6-2 195 GA Fort Valley Peach County N/A
136 DL Michael Hill 6-2 315 SC Pendleton N/A
138 DB Johnny Johnson 5-10 180 CA Fresno Central N/A
139 LB Quinton Powell 6-0 190 FL Daytona Beach Mainland Florida
140 DL Isaiah Golden 6-2 295 TX Carthage Texas A&M
141 QB Aaron Bailey 6-2 215 IL Bolingbrook Illinois
142 DB Kameron Miles 6-2 200 TX Mesquite West Mesquite Tennessee
143 DB Nick Washington 6-0 180 FL Jacksonville Trinity Christian Florida
144 DB Shaquille Wiggins 5-10 160 GA Tyrone Sandy Creek Georgia
145 OL Hunter Bivin 6-7 288 KY Owensboro Apollo Notre Dame
146 OL Nico Falah 6-5 270 CA St John Bosco Bellflower N/A
147 OL Steve Elmer 6-6 305 MI Midland Notre Dame
148 DL Billy Price 6-4 280 OH Youngstown Austintown Fitch Ohio St
149 OL Ishmael Wilson 6-5 275 TX Dallas Bishop Dunne Texas A&M
150 DL Taco Charlton 6-6 240 OH Pickerington Central Michigan
151 DB Antwuan Davis 6-0 180 TX Bastrop Texas
152 LB Chans Cox 6-3 230 AZ Lakeside Blue Ridge Arizona St
152 LB Matt Rolin 6-3 210 VA Ashburn Briar Woods South Carolina
154 RB Cornelius Elder 5-9 160 TN Nashville Ensworth N/A
155 WR Jamar Gibson 6-2 190 TX Baytown Goose Creek Memorial Texas A&M
156 TE Josh Mcneil 6-5 240 NC Durham Hillside N/A
157 WR Alvin Bailey 5-11 170 FL Seffner Armwood N/A
158 DB Jourdan Lewis 5-11 170 MI Detroit Cass Tech Michigan
159 WR Jacorey Warrick 5-11 165 TX Houston Cypress Falls Texas
160 DL Jason Hatcher 6-3 230 KY Louisville Trinity N/A
161 OL John Montelus 6-5 295 MA Everett Notre Dame
162 DB Dashon Hunt 5-9 175 CA Westlake Village N/A
163 QB Matt Alviti 6-0 176 IL Park Ridge Maine South Northwestern
164 LB Johnny O'Neal 6-2 225 GA Dublin West Laurens Georgia
165 DB Cole Luke 6-0 165 AZ Chandler Hamilton N/A
166 DB Brendan Langley 6-1 186 GA Marietta Kell N/A
167 RB Ezekiel Elliott 6-0 200 MO St Louis John Burroughs Ohio St
167 QB Bucky Hodges 6-5 225 VA Virginia Beach Salem Virginia Tech
169 DB Stanvon Taylor 5-11 180 OK Tulsa East Central Oklahoma
170 TE Standish Dobard 6-5 235 LA New Orleans Edna Karr Miami, Fl
171 DL Jordan Sherit 6-3 243 FL Tampa Hillsborough Senior N/A
172 LB Peter Kalambayi 6-2 235 NC Matthews David W Butler N/A
173 DL Jaynard Bostwick 6-4 270 FL Port St Luciewest Centennial N/A
174 OL Evan Voeller 6-4 285 OR West Linn Oregon
175 RB Jordan Wilkins 6-1 210 TN Cordova St Bendict N/A
176 RB Chase Abbington 6-4 210 MO St Peters Fort Zumwalt South Missouri
177 LB Ben Gedeon 6-3 215 OH Hudson Michigan
178 TE Jake Butt 6-6 235 OH Pickerington North Michigan
178 DL Garrett Sickels 6-4 245 NJ Little Silver Red Bank Regional Penn St
180 WR Rickey Jefferson 6-0 185 LA Destrehan N/A
181 DB Nadir Barnell 5-11 180 NJ Piscataway Township N/A
182 QB Hayden Rettig 6-4 210 CA Los Angeles Cathedral LSU
183 ATH Tyree Robinson 6-4 180 CA San Diego Lincoln N/A
184 DB Ashton Shumpert 6-2 205 MS Fulton Itawamba Agricultural N/A
185 DB Reggie Wilkerson 5-11 163 FL Ocala North Marion Georgia
186 DB Tyler Boyd 6-1 175 PA Clairton N/A
187 DB Gareon Conley 6-2 165 OH Massillon Washington Michigan
188 WR Taj Williams 6-3 195 FL Tallahassee Lincoln N/A
189 DL Darius Latham 6-5 285 IN Indianapolis North Central N/A
190 RB Alex Collins 5-11 180 FL South Plantation Miami, Fl
191 RB Kyle Hicks 5-10 190 TX Arlington Martin Texas
192 OL Brandon Kublanow 6-3 290 GA Marietta Walton Georgia
193 OL Shamire Devine 6-6 360 GA East Point Tri Cities Georgia Tech
194 OL Riley Norman 6-7 320 MI Cadillac Senior N/A
195 RB AJ Turman 6-0 205 FL Orlando Boone N/A
196 DB Keanu Neal 6-1 201 FL Bushnell South Sumter Florida
197 DB Tim Harris 6-2 188 VA Richmond Varina Virginia
198 WR Earnest Robinson 6-3 200 AL Pinson Valley Auburn
199 DL Scott Pagano 6-4 275 HI Honolulu Moanalua N/A
200 DB Tre'Davious White 5-11 160 LA Shrevport Green Oaks LSU

# of Commitments in Top 200

School # School #
Michigan 14 Oregon 3
Texas 10 Stanford 2
USC 10 Virginia Tech 2
Ohio St 9 Washington 2
Alabama 9 Arizona St 1
Florida 7 Baylor 1
Georgia 7 Georgia Tech 1
Notre Dame 6 Illinois 1
Texas A&M 6 Maryland 1
LSU 5 Mississippi St 1
Oklahoma 5 Missouri 1
Auburn 4 Northwestern 1
Florida St 4 South Carolina 1
Penn St 4 Tennessee 1
Clemson 3 Virginia 1
Miami, Fl 3    

 

Brady Hoke not only led Michigan to a BCS bowl win last year but he has the Wolverines off to a fast start in recruiting with more commits than any other school and naturally has the most number of my Top 200 commits with 14. Another team to keep track of is USC who has just 9 commits as of now but ALL 9 are rated in my Top 121!!! Since I prefer quality to quantity when it comes to ranking recruiting classes, the Trojans look like they have a great shot at again finishing in my Top 5 come next May!