A new five-star prospect and a number of big movers highlight the most recent update of the Class of 2013 Top247. Evaluation is a constant process at 247Sports and these moves specifically were based on senior year performance and newly-released senior film.
Newly-crowned five-star running back prospect Alex Collins moves just as well now that he's 210 pounds as he did when he weighed 178.
Here's a look at some of the biggest movers.
Alex Collins, RB, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation
The Move: From four-star and No. 37 to five-star status and No. 16 in the country.
Collins has been a big mover throughout the 2012 season, and that now includes being the top ranked running back in the class. The former Miami commitment has gained more than 20-pounds since his junior season, and retained the same speed, burst, acceleration and foot quickness in the hole as he did at 178-pounds. His ability to change gears, make people miss in space, and get small on contact along with his hands and ability out of the backfield make him not as explosive as any back in the class, but the best all-around back in the class. Florida State appears to be the team to beat at this point.
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Crete (Ill.) Crete-Monee
The Move: From 47 to 31
Treadwell continues to show that he is not only one of the top wide receivers in the class, but also one of the very top prospects overall. His blend of quickness, speed and strength along with plus hands and elite ball skills continued to show in 2012, but with added weight and strength. Will Michigan, which has been considered the longtime favorite end up with him or will an upstart like Ole Miss snag a big prize? Stay tuned.
Mitch Trubisky, QB, Mentor (Ohio)
The Move: From 230 to 87
Trubisky is the biggest mover among signal callers in the 2013 class. Already being blessed with some of the best feet and agility among the quarterback prospects in the class, he has impressed with added weight and strength as a senior. His feet and agility give him the ability to make throws in the pocket or under duress, along with the ability to extend plays and make accurate throws with forced release changes. The North Carolina commitment is among the most improved in the class.
Hayden Rettig, QB, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
The Move: From unranked to 168
Rettig is another signal caller that jumped out as a senior. While he doesn’t possess the ideal feet and body quickness, he can truly spin the ball and make every throw that will be asked of him on the next level at LSU. He gets the ball out quick, can zip the ball all around the field, hits receivers in stride and drives the ball vertically very well.
James Clark, WR, New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
The Move: From unranked to 177
Clark is another that jumped out as a senior. Blessed with 10.65 100-meter speed and playmaking ability after the catch, the senior riser is one of the most explosive pass catchers in the class. As impressive as his speed and quickness combination, is his ability to make plays in the quick game after the catch, and go up and get the ball in the vertical passing game. Northwestern and other programs are in hot pursuit of the honor roll student.
Andrew Nelson, OT, Hershey (Pa.)
The Move: From unranked to 186
Like the trio mentioned above, Nelson is one of the top senior risers in the class. The athletic and flexible 6-foot-5, 275-pound tackle possesses an impressive initial punch, and the feet and agility to play in space. The Penn State commitment will need some time physically to add the desired strength and weight, but his feet, knee bend and overall flexibility and agility makes him a high-ceiling prospect with his best football in front of him.
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