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2015 Early Look: Wide Receivers

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Cordell Broadus teams with Kanya Bell to form an elite duo at Diamond Bar.

While the Class of 2014 has taken center stage in recent months, it's never too early to talk about the next class. This is especially true with the accelerated recruiting process in present-day college football.

When looking at the Class of 2015 at the wide receiver position, it's the depth at the slot position that stands out early on.

Kanya Bell, Diamond Bar (Calif.)


The 5-foot-11, 163-pound Bell teams with fellow sophomore Cordell Broadus to form one of the top West Coast wide receiver duos. Bell, who has a verbal offer from UCLA, caught 45 passes for 755 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012 with blend of quickness, feel and vision after the catch that he used to toy with defenders.

Cordell Broadus, Diamond Bar (Calif.)


The 6-foot-2, 180-pound outside receiver put up 513 yards and seven touchdowns on 38 receptions in 2012 with a blend of quickness off the line for his size, long arms and sure hands to snatch the ball out of the air and subtle make you miss ability after the catch. UCLA, Oregon State and Duke have verbally offered.

John Burt, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln


The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Burt impressed as a sophomore with not only his ability at receiver, but also in the return game. He is quicker than fast featuring quick bursts out of breaks and after the catch along with very good timing and high-point ability. Florida State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Louisville have offered.

George Campbell, Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake


Campbell put up impressive numbers in 2012 to the tune of 30 receptions for 766 yards and five touchdowns teaming with 2014 Top247 prospect Artavis Scott to form one of the top wide receiver duos in the country. Campbell is blessed with a difference-making size and speed combination featuring the ability to race past corners in off coverage, as well as the ability to create separation in and out of cuts in the intermediate game. At the Nike Camp in Orlando on March 16, Campbell came in at 6-foot-3.5, 184-pounds and ran a 4.48 laser timed forty yard dash, 4.22 shuttle and leaped 37-inches. Among his early offers are Florida, Florida State, Miami and Michigan.

Jovon Durante, Miami (Fla.) Krop


The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Durante has turned heads not only on the field as a sophomore, but also at various camps and combines with bursts of quickness and change of direction along with sure hands. The Florida International commitment tallied over 500 yards receiving in 2012 along with more than 300 kick-off return yards and a touchdown.

Tim Irvin, Miami (Fla.) Westminster Christian


The 5-foot-9.5, 170-pound nephew of Michael Irvin has been a terror with the ball in his hands in South Florida for two years now. With special ability in the open field, Irvin makes plays not only after the catch and at running back, but also in the punt return game with a devastating dead leg and elite change of direction. Miami, Florida State, Florida, Alabama and others have verbally offered.

Tim Irvin can do a ton of damage after the catch.

Malik Dear, Jackson (Miss.) Murrah


The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Dear was one of the most productive players in the country in 2012, regardless of classification. The jack-of-all-trades that projects to inside receiver and return man at the next level rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns, caught 39 passes for 623 yards and eight scores and totaled over 2,300 all-purpose yards. Dear, who is blessed with explosive power and quickness, has verbal offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Christian Kirk, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro


The 5-foot-9.5, 175-pound Kirk put together a monster sophomore campaign to the tune of 43 receptions for 1,003 yards and 12 touchdowns, three rushing scores and four interceptions. The darting, quick slot receiver prospects with sure hands and make you miss ability has verbal offers from Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon State and Wisconsin.

Da’Vante Phillips, Miami (Fla.) Central


The 6-foot-1, 185-pound naturally strong Phillips has been on the radar at South Florida power Miami Central for two years now after catching 25 passes for 315 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. Strong, quick, fast and sure-handed, Phillips has already been verbally offered by Miami, Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Florida State.

Chad President, Temple (Texas)


The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver caught 34 passes for 786 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, and is already firmly on the radar of Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and others. In 2013-14, the smooth route runner with ball skills will likely take snaps for Temple High with the ability to be recruited as a dual-threat signal caller or receiver at the next level.

Traveon Samuel, Phenix City (Ala.) Central


Traveon “PlayStation” Samuel has been a name talked about for a couple of years now, and backed up the chatter in 2012 rushing for 823 yards and 19 touchdowns, and catching 43 passes for 734 yards and five additional scores. The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder features elite quickness, change of direction and the ability to make multiple defenders miss in space. Auburn, Tennessee, Ohio State, Clemson and South Florida are among his early offers.

Kemah Siverand, Houston (Texas) Cy-Ridge


Siverand not only impresses on the field with sure hands and burst after the catch, but also at combines and on the track. On February 23 at the Nike SPARQ in Houston, he measured 6-foot-0, 178-pounds. Ran 4.56 laser-timed forty yard dash, 4.40 shuttle and leaped 32-inches.

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