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National Recruiting Show: Why LSU has the top class
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National Recruiting Show: Why LSU has the top class
Scout.com
Monday January 25th, 2016

National Signing Day 2016 will arrive in just eight days, bringing key answers to where the next set of college football stars will choose to play. To help you figure out whom those stars might be, the recruiting experts at Scout.com have ranked the top 300 recruits in this year’s class.

The nation’s No. 1 recruit, Rashan Gary, is still undecided, as are many of the best players in the class of 2016. Where will those highly touted recruits end up? Which school will land the top-ranked class? Those questions will be answered between now and Feb. 3.

Get to know the top 100 recruits in the class of 2016 below, or head over to Scout.com for the full Scout 300.

For more recruiting coverage, check out the Trending Meter to see which schools’ stocks are rising for top recruits, a breakdown of the top 10 uncommitted recruits, 50 things you need to know about the 2016 recruiting class, 12 early-enrolling recruits who could make an instant impact and the National Recruiting Show. And check out Scout.com for team recruiting class rankings and the latest on prospects’ visits, commitment and more.

Be sure to check back with SI.com and Scout.com for additional analysis of all the major recruiting developments and in-depth breakdowns of all the news on Signing Day.

Scout.com’s Top 100 College Football Prospects In 2016
Rank Name Pos. Pos. rank Height Weight School Teams of interest
1 Rashan Gary
DT 1 6'4" 286 Paramus Catholic HS
(Paramus, NJ)
2 Greg Little
OT 1 6'5" 318 Allen HS
(Allen, TX)

Committed 12/16/2015
3 Dexter Lawrence
DT 2 6'5" 335 Wake Forest HS
(Wake Forest, NC)

Committed 12/14/2015
4 Shea Patterson
QB 1 6'3" 198 IMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)

Committed 2/17/2015
5 Nick Bosa
DE 1 6'3" 265 St. Thomas Aquinas HS
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Committed 7/23/2015
6 Ed Oliver
DT 3 6'2" 289 Westfield HS
(Houston, TX)

Committed 5/21/2015
7 Jacob Eason
QB 2 6'6" 217 Lake Stevens Sr HS
(Lake Stevens, WA)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
8 Mique Juarez
OLB 1 6'2" 226 North HS
(Torrance, CA)
9 Derrick Brown
DT 4 6'4" 322 Lanier HS
(Buford, GA)
10 Jeffery Simmons
DE 2 6'4" 270 Noxubee County HS
(Macon, MS)
11 Ben Davis
ILB 1 6'4" 235 Gordo HS
(Gordo, AL)
12 Levonta Taylor
CB 1 5'11" 183 Ocean Lakes HS
(Virginia Beach, VA)

Committed 4/3/2015
13 Oluwole Betiku
DE 3 6'4" 239 Junipero Serra HS
(Gardena, CA)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
14 Kendell Jones
DT 5 6'5" 361 Shoemaker HS
(Killeen, TX)

Committed 5/22/2015
15 Jack Jones
ATH 1 5'11" 175 Polytechnic HS
(Long Beach, CA)
16 Mecole Hardman Jr.
ATH 2 5'11" 176 Elbert County HS
(Elberton, GA)
17 Caleb Kelly
OLB 2 6'3" 220 Clovis West HS
(Fresno, CA)
18 Justin Madubuike
DE 4 6'4" 240 McKinney North HS
(McKinney, TX)

Committed 9/18/2015
19 Brandon Jones
S 1 6'0" 190 Nacogdoches HS
(Nacogdoches, TX)
20 Nigel Warrior
S 2 6'0" 184 Peachtree Ridge HS
(Suwanee, GA)
21 Rashard Lawrence
DT 6 6'3" 300 Neville HS
(Monroe, LA)

Committed 1/22/2016
22 Brian Burns
DE 5 6'4" 218 American Heritage School
(Plantation, FL)
23 Demetris Robertson
ATH 3 6'1" 180 Savannah Christian Prep
(Savannah, GA)
24 Michal Menet
OT 2 6'5" 273 Exeter Twp SHS
(Reading, PA)

Committed 5/29/2015
25 Miles Sanders
RB 1 6'0" 200 Woodland Hills SHS
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Committed 7/19/2014
26 Saivion Smith
CB 2 6'1" 183 IMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)

Committed 2/24/2015
27 Tavien Feaster
RB 2 6'0" 195 Spartanburg HS
(Spartanburg, SC)

Committed 2/4/2015
28 Kareem Walker
RB 3 6'1" 210 De Paul Catholic HS
(Wayne, NJ)

Committed 12/17/2015
29 Michael Pittman
ATH 4 6'4.5" 210 Oaks Christian HS
(Westlake Village, CA)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
30 Isaac Nauta
TE 1 6'4" 237 IMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
31 Tyler Vaughns
WR 1 6'2" 172 Bishop Amat HS
(La Puente, CA)

Soft Verbal
32 Tyrie Cleveland
WR 2 6'2.5" 189 Westfield HS
(Houston, TX)

Soft Verbal
33 Tren’Davian Dickson
WR 3 5'11" 171 Navasota HS
(Navasota, TX)

Committed 11/9/2015
34 Kristian Fulton
CB 3 6'0" 172 Archbishop Rummel HS
(Metairie, LA)
35 Jonathon Cooper
DE 6 6'3" 235 Lincoln HS
(Gahanna, OH)

Committed 11/14/2014
36 Ben Bredeson
OG 1 6'4.5" 293 Arrowhead HS
(Hartland, WI)

Committed 6/17/2015
37 Tommy Kraemer
OT 3 6'5" 310 Elder HS
(Cincinnati, OH)

Committed 10/4/2014
38 Kaden Smith
TE 2 6'5.5" 235 Marcus HS
(Flower Mound, TX)

Committed 4/11/2015
39 Octavious Cooley
TE 3 6'4" 255 Laurel HS
(Laurel, MS)

Committed 12/31/2014
40 B.J. Emmons
RB 4 5'11" 225 Freedom HS
(Morganton, NC)

Committed 7/13/2015
41 Devin Duvernay
WR 4 5'11" 195 Sachse HS
(Sachse, TX)

Committed 11/20/2015
42 Charlie Woerner
ATH 5 6'5" 228 Rabun County HS
(Tiger, GA)

Committed 7/23/2015
43 Jeffrey McCulloch
OLB 3 6'2.5" 225 Davis HS
(Houston, TX)
44 McTelvin Agim
DE 7 6'2.5" 265 Hope HS
(Hope, AR)

Committed 9/5/2015
45 A.J. Brown
WR 5 6'1.5" 218 Starkville HS
(Starkville, MS)
46 Lyndell Wilson
ILB 2 6'2" 230 Carver Senior HS
(Montgomery, AL)
47 Julian Rochester
DT 7 6'5" 312 McEachern HS
(Powder Springs, GA)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
48 Austin Mack
WR 6 6'1" 206 Bishop Luers HS
(Fort Wayne, IN)

Committed 6/7/2015
49 Theo Howard
WR 7 6'0" 174 Westlake HS
(Westlake Village, CA)

Signed NLI 12/16/2015
50 Jamel Cook
S 3 6'4" 185 Miami Central HS
(Miami, FL)

Soft Verbal
51 Carter Coughlin
OLB 4 6'3.5" 221 Eden Prairie Sr.
(Eden Prairie, MN)

Committed 3/12/2015
52 Nate Craig
WR 8 6'3" 208 Tampa Catholic HS
(Tampa, FL)
53 Curtis Robinson
OLB 5 6'2.5" 205 Mater Dei HS
(Santa Ana, CA)

Committed 4/13/2015
54 John Raridon
OG 2 6'4" 270 Valley HS
(West Des Moines, IA)

Committed 9/28/2014
55 Javon McKinley
WR 9 6'2" 200 Centennial HS
(Corona, CA)

Committed 1/9/2016
56 Jared Mayden
CB 4 6'1" 190 Sachse HS
(Sachse, TX)
57 Deontay Anderson
S 4 6'0.5" 202 Manvel HS
(Manvel, TX)
58 Jonah Williams
OT 4 6'5" 280 Folsom HS
(Folsom, CA)

Committed 4/4/2015
59 Eric Monroe
S 5 6'0" 180 North Shore Sr HS
(Galena Park, TX)

Committed 6/17/2015
60 Jarrett Guarantano
QB 3 6'3.5" 195 Bergen Catholic HS
(Oradell, NJ)

Committed 4/15/2015
61 Jaquan Yulee
ILB 3 6'1" 249 Indian River HS
(Chesapeake, VA)

Committed 1/22/2016
62 Benito Jones
DT 8 6'2" 320 Wayne County HS
(Waynesboro, MS)

Committed 8/17/2014
63 Chauncey Gardner
S 6 5'11" 190 Cocoa HS
(Cocoa, FL)

Committed 3/14/2015
64 David Long
CB 5 6'0" 175 Loyola HS
(Los Angeles, CA)

Committed 1/21/2016
65 Dontavious Jackson
ILB 4 6'1.5" 237 Alief Elsik HS
(Houston, TX)
66 Binjimen Victor
WR 10 6'4.5" 173 Coconut Creek HS
(Coconut Creek, FL)

Committed 1/18/2016
67 Devin Asiasi
TE 4 6'4" 265 De La Salle HS
(Concord, CA)
68 Patrick Hudson
OG 3 6'5" 320 Silsbee HS
(Silsbee, TX)

Soft Verbal
69 Devin White
ATH 6 6'0.5" 260 North Webster HS
(Springhill, LA)

Committed 1/8/2016
70 Cole Van Lanen
OT 5 6'5" 270 Bay Port HS
(Green Bay, WI)

Committed 6/20/2015
71 Ellison Jordan
DT 9 6'1" 260 Gilman School
(Baltimore, MD)

Committed 6/26/2015
72 Trayvon Mullen
CB 6 6'2" 180 Coconut Creek HS
(Coconut Creek, FL)
73 Breland Brandt
DE 8 6'4" 220 Windward School
(Los Angeles, CA)

Signed NLI 12/16/2015
74 Stephen Sullivan
WR 11 6'5" 230 Donaldsonville HS
(Donaldsonville, LA)

Committed 12/26/2015
75 Shane Simmons
DE 9 6'4" 227 Dematha Catholic HS
(Hyattsville, MD)

Committed 7/30/2014
76 Landon Dickerson
OG 4 6'5" 306 South Caldwell HS
(Hudson, NC)
77 Brandon Peters
QB 4 6'4" 209 Avon HS
(Avon, IN)

Committed 4/4/2015
78 Jean Delance
OT 6 6'5" 270 North Mesquite HS
(Mesquite, TX)

Committed 1/2/2016
79 Liam Eichenberg
OT 7 6'5" 283 St. Ignatius HS
(Cleveland, OH)

Committed 4/19/2015
80 Marlon Davidson
DE 10 6'4" 256 Greenville HS
(Greenville, AL)

Signed NLI 12/16/2015
81 Demario McCall
RB 5 5'11" 170 North Ridgeville HS
(North Ridgeville, OH)

Signed NLI 12/16/2015
82 Freddie Swain
WR 12 6'0" 177 North Marion HS
(Citra, FL)

Committed 10/9/2015
83 Feleipe Franks
QB 5 6'6" 220 Wakulla HS
(Crawfordville, FL)

Committed 11/29/2015
84 Shavar Manuel
DT 10 6'4" 289 IMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)

Committed 1/5/2016
85 Antwuan Jackson
DT 11 6'3" 294 Cedar Grove HS
(Ellenwood, GA)

Committed 12/17/2015
86 Tre Nixon
WR 13 6'1" 178 Viera HS
(Viera, FL)

Committed 1/25/2016
87 Boss Tagaloa
DT 12 6'1" 295 De La Salle HS
(Concord, CA)
88 Drake Jackson
C 1 6'2" 284 Woodford Co HS
(Versailles, KY)

Committed 12/13/2014
89 Baveon Johnson
C 2 6'4" 340 Lake Gibson Senior HS
(Lakeland, FL)

Soft Verbal
90 Quartney Davis
WR 14 6'3" 181 Langham Creek HS
(Houston, TX)
91 K.J. Costello
QB 6 6'4" 220 Santa Margarita Catholic HS
(Santa Margarita, CA)

Committed 3/26/2015
92 Ed Alexander
DT 13 6'3" 315 St. Thomas Aquinas HS
(Hammond, LA)

Committed 4/18/2015
93 Donnie Corley
WR 15 6'3" 187 King HS
(Detroit, MI)

Signed NLI 1/11/2016
94 Camilo Eifler
OLB 6 6'2" 219 Bishop O'Dowd HS
(Oakland, CA)

Committed 7/9/2015
95 Antonneous Clayton
DE 11 6'3" 217 Dooly County HS
(Vienna, GA)

Committed 10/28/2015
96 Terrance Davis
OG 5 6'2" 311 Dematha Catholic HS
(Hyattsville, MD)

Committed 1/2/2016
97 LaVert Hill
CB 7 5'10" 176 King HS
(Detroit, MI)
98 Shyheim Carter
CB 8 6'0" 183 Kentwood HS
(Kentwood, LA)
99 E.J. Price
OT 8 6'6" 324 Archer HS
(Lawrenceville, GA)
100 Brandon Wellington
ATH 7 6'1" 205 Eastside Catholic HS
(Sammamish, WA)

Committed 8/12/2014

Want more recruiting rankings? Head over to Scout.com for the full Scout 300.

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