Continued slight adjustments highlight the most recent changes in the Class of 2013 Top247. Among the big movers this update are the continued ascension of Pittsburgh running back commitment Corey Clement, and the big rise of Oklahoma receiver commitment Stanvon Taylor and Arizona State quarterback commitment Joshua Dobbs.
Running back Corey Clement (Glassboro, N.J.) is now ranked as the nation's No. 77 overall prospect by 247Sports.
Here’s a look at each major mover.
Corey Clement, RB, Glassboro (N.J.)
The Move: From 122 to 77
Clement continues to ascend the more we see of him. Now 10 pounds heavier that his junior season, and just a quick and fast, the Pittsburgh commitment is a near ideal blend of feet, speed, strength and power. In terms of career in football upside, Clement has the size and the tools coaches desire. He recently was named to the roster for the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
Stanvon Taylor, WR, Tulsa (Okla.) East Central
The Move: From 161 to 74
Taylor is a prospect we loved at first sight heading into his junior season, but a broken ankle in the season opener kept him off the field. After showing signs that his recovery was nearly complete at Gridiron Kings in July, he has been nothing short of sensational in 2012. His quickness and change of direction gives him the ability to be a terrific route runner from the slot, and his physicality at around 175-pounds, hands and ball skills make him one of the best in the 2013 class at his position.
Joshua Dobbs, QB, Alpharetta (Ga.)
The Move: From 211 to 102
The two-sport star is having a standout season as a senior, but it’s the way he is doing that impresses. He’s a quick armed natural passer, that has the feet and mobility to make as many plays out of the pocket with accuracy, as in the pocket stepping into throws. While he’s not necessarily a dual-threat quarterback on the next level, he’s a play extender with a live arm that can make every throw, and do so changing release point under duress.
Mike Mitchell, OLB, Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian
The Move: From 140 to 98
Mitchell is having another monster season statistically, but it’s his continued development as a linebacker combined with his immense physical talent and tenacious style of play that has him ascending. His improved read and react/reactions around him has taken him to another level as a player and prospect.
Note: A pair of players also dropped out of the Top247. Offensive tackle Riley Norman is planning to throw the shot put only at Michigan State, and not play football, while Alabama commitment Deon Johnson (Spanish Fort, Ala.) has ongoing legal issues.
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