The latest update in the Top247 for the class of 2014 is chock-full of major changes. In are eight new five-star prospects, with two prospects having gone from five-star to four-star.
David Sharpe, OT, Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence SchoolThe Move – From unranked to No. 8
The near 6-foot-7, 275-pound left tackle has all of the physical tools one looks for in an elite tackle prospect. He has quick and reactive feet, very impressive body quickness, the ability to bend, the agility to play in space and the frame to carry 310-320 well-proportioned pounds. A basketball player growing up to the tune of 15 points and eight rebounds as a junior, Sharpe’s best football is way out in front of him with a very high ceiling.
Myles Garrett, WDE, Arlington (Texas) MartinThe Move – From No. 80 to 10
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Garrett continues to ascend both physically and on the field. The naturally strong and quick end has added muscle mass and weight to his frame while maintaining elite quickness and flexibility for his size. On the field, Garrett has the ability to rush the passer, and also turn and pursue.
Lamont Gaillard, DT, Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine ForestThe Move – From unranked to No. 12
The 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle possesses an explosive first step that rivals five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams from the 2013 class. The two-way standout is also blessed with impressive natural strength and the ability to bend and play with leverage. Gaillard is another in a long line of talented defensive linemen from the state of North Carolina.
Speedy Noil, WR, New Orleans (La.) Edna KarrThe Move – From No. 55 to 17
Noil is among the most dynamic prospects in the 2014 class. The 5-foot-10.5, 176-pound high school quarterback, wide receiver and return man features 4.45 forty-yard dash speed (laser timed), a 3.98 shuttle and 42-inch vertical. On the field, he’s an elite playmaker with special change of direction and suddenness.
David Cornwell, QB, Norman (Okla.) NorthThe Move – From No. 61 to 20
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound signal caller has been a consistent riser in the 2014 class. The right-handed quarterback has one of the strongest arms in recent class, and underrated feet. Cornwell has proven the ability to make all the throws, change ball speeds and push the ball vertically down the field. At times, he seemingly throws darts with the flick of the wrist. As impressive as he is stepping up and delivering the ball in the pocket, he’s just as adept at throwing with accuracy on the move as a pro-style quarterback.
Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero SerraThe Move – From No. 33 to 21
The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Jackson is not only one of the top football players on the West Coast, but also one of the most accomplished in track and field. The state champion long jumper picked off five passes as a junior, and doubles as a game changer at wide receiver. Jackson is both quick and fast with fluid hips and elite ball skills.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Miami (Fla.) CentralThe Move – From No. 72 to 22
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Cook is among the most explosive offensive prospects in the 2014 class. While he has been overshadowed in South Florida by teammate and Miami commitment Joseph Yearby, and Sony Michel; Cook continues to ascend at a fast rate. Of the very talented trio of backs, Cook has the most big-play ability and ball skills. A football player period, Cook also sees time at defensive back and in the return game for the Rockets.
Clifton Garrett, LB, Plainfield (Ill.)The Move – From No. 38 to 23
There hasn’t been a linebacker impress more during the 2012 season and start of the combine and camp season as Garrett. The 6-foot-2, 228-pound inside linebacker has continued to add muscle mass/weight to his frame, while keeping the same elite movement, reactions, flexibility and fluidity. As impressive as Garrett is playing the run, he’s just as impressive dropping into coverage.
Moving from five-star to four – Running back Sony Michel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./American Heritage) and offensive guard Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./South). The 5-foot-10.5, 203-pound Michel now checks in at No. 46 in the Top247, while Smith is two spots below at 48.
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