Scout releases its final rankings of top 2016 college football recruits

Saturday January 16th, 2016

Scout released its final recruiting rankings for the 2016 class on Friday, with five-star DT Rashan Gary out of Paramus, N.J., topping the list. 

You can view Scout’s full list of the top 300 recruits here.

 Rank    Name  Position    School  Height/Weight     Commit
1.) Rashaun Gary      DT  Paramus Catholic (NJ)      6'4'' 286       N/A
2.) Dexter Lawrence     DT  Wake Forest (NC)      6'4'' 335  Clemson 
3.) Greg Little     OT Allen (TX)      6'5 318  Mississippi 
4.) Shea Patterson     QB  IMG Academy (FL)      6'2'' 198  Mississippi
5.) Nick Bosa     DE St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)      6'3'' 265  Ohio State
6.) Ed Oliver     DT Westfield (TX)      6'2'' 289    Houston
7.) Jacob Eason     QB  Lake Stevens Sr. (WA)      6'5'' 217        Georgia
8.) Mique Juarez    OLB  North (CA)      6'2'' 226       N/A
9.) Derrick Brown     DT  Lanier (GA)      6'4'' 332       N/A
10.) Jeffrey Simmons     DE  Noxubee County (MS)      6'4'' 270       N/A

Scout’s final rankings contain 31 five-star recruits. The top quarterback on the list is Ole Miss commit Shea Patterson, the top running back is Penn State commit Miles Sanders and the top wide receiver is USC commit Tyler Vaughns. Five-star DE Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, is ranked No. 5 and committed to the Buckeyes.

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LSU leads the country with 12 commitments from the Scout 300. Michigan and Ohio State are next with 11 commits each, while Notre Dame has 10 and SEC schools Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi each have nine. Eighty-five of the Scout 300 recruits are either currently uncommitted or have given soft verbal commitments, according to Scout.

National Signing Day is Feb. 3.


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