Following The Opening, the nation’s premier summer all-star football camp, 247Sports has adjusted the Class of 2013 Top247.
Jalen Ramsey is on the cusp of five-star status in the latest Class of 2013 Top247. He will pick Monday between USC and Vanderbilt.
Six prospects made big jumps in the most recent release, which features 35 prospects from the state of Florida, 33 from Texas, 28 from California, 21 from Georgia and 16 from Ohio.
Here’s a look at the risers.
The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Ramsey was lights out at The Opening, showing a combination of excellent natural coverage ability and can’t-miss size and speed numbers. While we did not think that Ramsey’s film was quite five-star quality, he received consideration to ascend into that category. For now, he is No. 29 overall and the No. 5 cornerback prospect in the Top247. Ramsey will pick USC (the favorite) or Vanderbilt during a Monday announcement in Nashville.
At The Opening, we saw that Fisher, who is listed as an outside linebacker, could be a big-time safety prospect given his size and coverage ability. Fisher had four interceptions in one day during the Nike 7on portion of the event and was flying around making plays virtually the entire time. Fisher, who is committed to Virginia Tech, moves up to the nation’s No. 31 overall prospect and fourth-ranked outside linebacker. We may eventually switch Fisher to safety, but left him at outside linebacker, where he has slightly higher upside, for now.
After seeing Ira Denson at The Opening, there is little doubt he is one of the better offensive guard prospects in America.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Green, a Florida State commit, was dominant at The Opening, showing an elite ability to play in space and excel in the passing game by running crisp routes and displaying good hands. Green runs a legit sub-4.5 second 40-yard dash and projects to be a versatile weapon for the Seminoles’ offense. Green moves up to No. 47 overall in the Top247 and the nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back.
Denson, a Florida State commit, has been one of the better offensive guard prospects we’ve seen in a camp setting and during drills at The Opening, in helmet and shoulder pads, he proved to have a violent, strong initial punch and dominated most of the reps that he took. He makes his debut in the Top247 at No. 70 overall and is the nation’s No. 3 offensive guard prospect.
Mitchell displayed gamebreaking ability during the Nike 7on portion of The Opening. He has excellent hands, quick feet and is elusive. The USC commit was timed at 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash during the testing portion of the event, but plays a tick faster than that on the football field. Mitchell moves up to No. 67 overall and to the No. 6 receiver prospect in America in the Top247.
Every time we’ve seen Devine this spring/summer, we’ve been impressed. He has elite feet and athleticism for a 355-pounder and during The Opening was perhaps the best offensive tackle at the event, even though because of Georgia High School Association rules, he was not allowed to compete in pads during the lineman challenge and had to square off against other prospects- like Michigan commit Taco Charlton, from Ohio, that were from states with similar restrictions. Devine is committed to Georgia Tech.
After a solid showing at the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp in April, we moved the 6-foot-3, 308-pound Brantley into the Top247. His film was of high quality, but we had questions about his size, which were answered. During The Opening, though, he appeared quicker, more athletic and was downright dominant at times. These were one-on-ones in helmets and shoulder pads, so there was more physical contact and thus a better environment to evaluate than in Orlando. Brantley scoots up to No. 105 overall and the nation’s No. 8 defensive tackle. Brantley is committed to Florida.