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UPDATE: The Top247 for 2013

Junior film is pouring in at the 247Sports headquarters and the camp season is upon us. Armed with new film study, new camp appearances and new information, the 247Sports team has made another set of changes to the Top247 for the class of 2013.

Su'a Cravens impacts every aspect of the game.

The big movers

Su’a Cravens – S, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
Move: From 20 to 9, earning a fifth star
Quote: “Once we got a chance to look at Su’a Cravens’ complete junior year footage, the move to five-star really became an easy decision. There may not be a player in the country in this class that can affect the game in the multitude of ways that Cravens does. The kid is everywhere.” - Barton Simmons

Robert Foster – WR, Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley
Move: From 15 to 11, earning a fifth star
Quote: “After seeing Robert Foster in person at the U.S. Army Combine, reviewing more film and comparing him to some other receivers, I felt like it was clear he's in an elite class this recruiting cycle. Foster has size, speed, versatility and hands and is one of the more explosive players to come out of Western Pennsylvania in recent years.” - JC Shurburtt

Mackensie Alexander – CB, Immokalee (Fla.) High School
Move: From 35 to 16
Quote: “The state of Florida has a number of big time cornerback prospects in 2013, and Tennessee commitment Mackensie Alexander is only behind Vernon Heargraves. Alexander's combination of quickness, t-step burst, physicality and play finishing ball skills makes him a continued riser in our rankings.” - Gerry Hamilton

Matthew Thomas – OLB, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
Move: From 114 to 17
Quote: “I had two different Division I recruiters tell me Matthew Thomas was a "beast" and watching him on film and evaluating his size/athleticism combination, it's clear to me he's one of the top prospects at his position nationally. On top of being an outstanding high school player, he still has a good deal of upside.” - JC Shurburtt

Vonn Bell – S, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland
Move: From unranked to 28
Quote: “Bell has some of the best film of any prospect in the country so far that I have seen. The kid can hit like a linebacker and backpedal like a corner.” - Rusty Mansell

Isaac Savaiinaea – ILB, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
Move: From unranked to 57
Quote: “One look at Saviinaea’s film and you know that the kid is a difference maker. He’s huge, he’s physical and he’s relentless but what really clinched his move up to the Top100 was his performance at the NIKE Combine in Hawaii where he ran a laser-timed 4.66 at 6-3 and 231-pounds.” - Barton Simmons

Kendell Beckwith – ATH, Jackson (La.) East Feliciana
Move: From 119 to 62
Quote: “It takes some courage to pull the trigger on putting a starting quarterback into the Top100 as a defensive tackle but when you watch Beckwith’s film, you see elite athleticism and a full-speed physical presence on the defensive side. He definitely doesn’t have the mentality of a quarterback.” - Barton Simmons

Christian Hackenberg is the top quarterback in Virginia.

Christian Hackenberg – Pro, Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military
Move: From 134 to 66
Quote: “I like that Christian Hackenberg has a smooth release and after digging in on what I saw in person and on film, I think he's the best prospect in Virginia at his position this cycle. He's also a tough kid that's a three-sport athlete, so he's still got a ton of upside in the sport of football.” - JC Shurburtt

Tim Williams – WDE, Baton Rouge (La.) University
Move: From 186 to 84
Quote: "A big mover in our latest rankings, Williams is a blend of quickness, speed and lateral agility. Williams has all of the skills that college coaches covet in edge pass rushers. It will not be surprise if Williams doesn't end up the top prospect in Louisiana in the 2013 class at the end of the day." - Gerry Hamilton

Shelton Gibson – WR, Cleveland (Ohio) Cleveland Heights
Move: From 223 to 87
Quote:Shelton Gibson proved to be a wiry, fast pass catcher at the Under Armour All-American Combine and after getting back, taking a look at him on film and comparing him to other receivers, I thought he was worthy of his new rating. Just a good all-around receiver prospect that can play inside or outside.” - JC Shurburtt

Grant Hill – OG, Huntsville (Ala.) High School
Move: From unranked to 93
Quote: “The mauler with the basketball name is a fast-riser for me. You look at how he physically dominates on film against good athletes and it's clear that he's one of the better interior prospects in the country. He doesn't have the same type of athletic upside that say a Tyrone Crowder does, but he's a dang good football player that should get even better as he gains more strength and experience.” - JC Shurburtt

Josh Boutte – OG, New Iberia (La.) Westgate
Move: From unranked to 117
Quote: “Let’s be clear, Josh Boutte is a raw offensive lineman but he’s also a massive dude with plenty of tools to work with. For a big kid he is very nimble and gets to the second level in a hurry. He may not be an immediate contributor but he’s got a major ceiling.” - Barton Simmons

Josh Banderas – ILB, Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast
Move: From unranked to 141
Quote: “There are plenty of tough linebackers out there that will hit you. That’s easy to find. What is rare, is the kid that will hit you but is still natural in coverage, can turn his hips and can play in space. That’s what sets Banderas apart to me.” - Barton Simmons

Kyle Hicks – RB, Arlington (Texas) Martin
Move: From unranked to 145
Quote: "The safety turned running back is new to the rankings after a tremendous junior campaign and recent video evaluation to back it up. The 5-foot-10, 192-pounder has terrific feet in the hole, an elite jump cut, impressive balance, is run finisher in terms of forward lean and falling forward, and has impressive make you miss open field ability." - Gerry Hamilton

Jeryl Brazil – ATH, Loranger (La.) High School
Move: From 177 to 146
Quote: "Speed and quickness in spades is the best way to describe the uber athletic Louisiana prospect. While he is raw, and his best football is in the future, his speed, quickness and willingness for physical play gives him a very high ceiling." - Gerry Hamilton

Grant Hill is a massive interior line prospect.

Carl Lawson – Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton
Move: From unranked to 147
Quote: "Lawson was dominant all week at the Georgia Junior Bowl. He’s got some size limitation but his motor is off the charts." - Rusty Mansell

John Ross – Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Move: From 241 to 160
Quote: “Ross is probably the best player in the Long Beach area for 2013. Last spring he dominated the USC Nike Camp as an underclassman and he put up huge numbers on the field this fall. Further film review made a rankings bump a necessity.” - Barton Simmons

Tre’Davious White – ATH, Shreveport (La.) Green Oak
Move: From unranked to 170
Quote: “Good luck holding this kid down to one position. He could be a wide receiver, cornerback or safety on the next level and he is all over the field in high school. Film review revealed White as one of the top players in Louisiana.” - Barton Simmons

Jeremy Cutrer – S, Kentwood (La.) Sumner
Move: From unranked to 181
Quote: “Cutrer is a safety with bad Intentions. The kid has great downhill burst and when he hones in on the football, he accelerates through contact. This type of player is the reason LSU’s defense has been so dominant of late.” - Barton Simmons

Eddie Printz – Pro, Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter
Move: From 243 to 189
Quote: “Printz won some big games in the playoffs taking his team to the semifinals in Georgia's highest classification. That late season push and the review of his film helped his jump.” - Rusty Mansell

Johnathan Alston – ATH, Bunn (N.C.) High School
Move: From unranked to 195
Quote: “Alston’s junior film just recently was distributed, and we expect the offers to begin flowing in promptly. He figures to be recruited as an athlete, but his greatest upside is at linebacker. It’s not easy to find defensive prospects with his size and agility who exhibit such physicality and aggression.” - Paul Strelow

Chase Abbington – S, Saint Peters (Mo.) Ft. Zumwalt South
Move: From unranked to 198
Quote: “Abbington has all the physical tools to be a big-time safety. With a frame that is similar to the late Sean Taylor, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Abbington plays the game at a different speed than everyone else on the field. He’s been clocked as fast as 4.4.” - Steve Wiltfong

Tahaan Goodman – S, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School
Move: From unranked to 203
Quote: “Goodman has been adding offers daily. Colorado is the latest who joins UCLA, Boise State and Cal among others. He’s a complete safety with size and ball skills.” - Justin Hopkins

Rancho Cucamonga is home to two emerging defenders including Tahaan Goodman.

Chris Hawkins – CB, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School
Move: From unranked to 206
Quote: “Like his teammate Goodman, Hawkins has been blazing the recruiting trail racking in new offers from Washington, Cal, Nebraska and Stanford among others. Hawkins is one of those rare corners that blends size and athleticism extremely well.” - Justin Hopkins

Melvin Jones – ILB, Lake Charles (La.) Washington-Marion
Move: From unranked to 223
Quote: “A first team all-state performer in Louisiana’s class 4A, Jones was a kid who I was very anxious to see on film. He didn’t disappoint. The kid is massive at 6-4, 230 but moves with enough athleticism to line up at wildcat quarterback.” - Barton Simmons

Donovan Munger – OG, Cleveland (Ohio) Shaker Heights
Move: From unranked to 233
Quote: “Most schools recruiting Cleveland (Ohio) Shaker Heights’ two-way lineman Donovan Munger have not given him a position preference as he can play at a high level in the trenches on both sides of the ball. He’s a hard-nosed physical football player that is also light on his feet.” - Steve Wiltfong

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