SEC Recruiting: An early look at 2017 prospects
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SEC Recruiting: An early look at 2017 prospects
Thursday March 10th, 2016

It’s been a little more than a month since the 2016 recruiting cycle wrapped up on National Signing Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking ahead to prospects in the class of 2017. As spring drills roll on, is breaking down three of the top prospects that could be headed to schools in each of the five major conferences. We’ve already looked at the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten. Today, we’re focusing on the SEC. All rankings are from

Dylan Moses

High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Height/weight: 6’1.5’’/220 lbs
Position: Athlete
Position rank: 1
National rank: 2
Status: Uncommitted scouting report: “Where do you want Moses to play? Do you want him to score touchdowns as a running back? Do you want him to play with speed sideline to sideline at linebacker? Do you want him to rush the passer? Not many are like this young man. He does so many things at an extremely high level and he could be a Sunday-guy on either side of the ball. He has the rare combination of size, speed, strength, athleticism, and toughness. A quick-twitch athlete.”

Najee Harris

High school: Antioch (Antioch, Calif.)
Height/weight: 6’2’’/220 lbs
Position: Running back
Position rank: 1
National rank: 1
Status: Committed to Alabama scouting report: “The top back in the region, regardless of class and an easy top 10 player nationally. Has been compared to his former workout partner Joe Mixon (OU) and it's easy to see why. He has size, power, toughness, speed and great hands out of the backfield. He runs with patience and balance, can make that first guy miss and does a great job making yards after contact. He has the length of a WR and can be moved around to cause matchup problems”

Marvin Wilson

High school: Episcopal (Bellaire, Tex.)
Height/weight: 6’4’’/309 lbs
Position: Defensive tackle
Position rank: 1
National rank: 21
Status: Uncommitted scouting report: “Wilson is a massive defensive line prospect who dominates at the point of attack. Possesses the strength and power to overwhelm most opponents at the high school level. Tall, long-armed, thick-trunked. Consistently gets off blocks to make plays vs. run and as a pass-rusher. Powerful bull-rusher, sometimes even when doubled. Explosion off the ball looked noticeably better on junior tape compared to sophomore film. Pursues well for such a large interior defender. Potentially scheme-versatile as even-front 3-technique DT and multi-position prospect in odd front. Can play a bit too high at times because of his height. While pursuit ability is impressive, can sometimes (understandably) get off-balance laterally. Must be ready to acclimate to a significant jump in competition going from private school football in Texas (a state ruled by public schools) to Power Five college level. Overall, one of the top prospects in Texas—and the nation—in the 2017 cycle.”

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