The final Class of 2013 Top247 features five new five-star prospects and a host of new facts on the list, which represents the top college football prospects in the country. Our analysts have spent hours reviewing film, gathering data and information and traveling the country to see prospects in person throughout this recruiting cycle to arrive at this final list. There are 32 five-star prospects on the final list.
Elijah Daniel is the second prospect from the state of Indiana to be given a five-star rating by 247Sports in the Class of 2013, joining the nation's top linebacker prospect Jaylon Smith.
Five new fives
Tre'Davious White, CB, Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks
The move – From 83 to 9
White was the big mover in the final Top247 jumping more than 70 spots following the U.S. Army All-American week in which he proved to not only be a long-armed lock down corner at 5-foot-10.5 and 175-pounds, but also an explosive return man. The LSU commitment is now the No. 2 ranked corner behind Under Armour All-America game MVP Vernon Hargreaves.
A'Shawn Robinson, OT, Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights
The move – From 29 to 26
The 6-foot-4.5, 300-pound Robinson has been sitting right outside five-star status for months, and has moved in due in large part to his elite athletic ability for his size and versatility. The Texas commitment will start his college career on the defensive side of the ball, but could end up on either side of the ball.
Elijah Daniel, DE, Avon (Ind.)
The move – From 81 to 27
Receiver Laquon Treadwell is the lone five-star from Illinois in the 2013 class per 247Sports.
Daniel follows White in making the second biggest jump from inside the Top247 to five-star. The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder not only has one of the quickest first steps in the class, but also just as impressive lateral and short space quickness with the ability to turn the corner and close on quarterbacks. Just as impressive as his physical ability is the fact that Daniel now lives in the weight room and has stacked nearly 20-pounds of perfectly proportioned muscle mass in the last year.
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Crete (Il.) Crete-Monee
The move – From 32 to 28
Treadwell is the fourth prospect to make the five-star jump after being on the cusp for a while. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder turned in a stellar senior season and Under Armour All-America game, and has the look of an instant impact wide receiver. Treadwell has shown the ability to make plays in the short, intermediate and vertical passing game, without possessing elite speed.
Alex Anzalone, OLB, Wyomissing (Pa.)
The move – From 43 to 32
The final prospect to make the jump is the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Florida commitment. While there are forty faster linebackers, Anzalone has instincts, the ability to diagnose and play finishing ability very few possess. Always seemingly in the right spot, Anzalone was all over the practice and game field during the 2013 Under Armour All-America week.
Falling from five
A pair of prospects fell from five-star to four-star status in the final ranking in quarterback Shane Morris (Warren, Mich./De La Salle Collegiate) and defensive back Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza). For the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Morris, he continues to struggle with the accuracy aspect of being a passer, and this was especially evident the week of the Under Armour All-America game. With that being said, Morris still has plenty of potential and will likely start making gains in the accuracy department as he works to get more compact in his motion.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Willis remains one of the top safety prospects in the class, at a loaded position. We had considered Willis as a prospect that could play corner or safety, but he had the look of that of a future safety at the Under Armour All-American game and practices.
New No. 1 QB
Penn State quarterback commit Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Military) is the new top quarterback prospect in the country. Hackenberg has outstanding size and feet, a quick release, excellent mechanics and a big arm. He replaces USC commit Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), who dropped slightly to No. 30 overall after questions about his feet and athleticism were evident at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices and the game. We still think Browne is am excellent prospect, but if you look at all levels of football, being able to evade pressure and move your feet is a huge key to a signal caller’s success, so there was justification for making the adjustment based on his long-term projection.
There are several new faces in the final Top247 for the class of 2013. Leading the way is the biggest senior risers in the states of California and Florida, in California defensive end commitment Takkarist McKinley (Fremont, Calif./John F. Kennedy) and Eddie Jackson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson). The 6-foot-3, 240-pound uber athletic McKinley checks in at No. 132, while the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Jackson comes in at No. 157.
Also among those making a first appearance is Pittsburgh wide receiver commitment Tyler Boyd (Clariton, Pa.) at No. 166, Notre Dame cornerback commitment Devin Butler (Washington, D.C./Gonzaga) at No. 189, Michigan defensive tackle commitment Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) at No. 190, Washington cornerback commitment Jermaine Kelly (Los Angeles, Calif./Bishop Mora) at No. 203, Michigan State quarterback commitment Damion Terry (Eria, Pa./Cathedral Prep) at No. 205, Baylor offensive guard commitment Rami Hammad (Irving, Texas) at No. 219, Michigan State athlete Delton Williams (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) at No. 220, Nebraska offensive tackle commitment David Knevel (Brantford, Ontario) at No. 231, LSU offensive guard commitment Andy Dodd (Lindale, Ga./Pepperell) at No. 241, Texas A&M wide receiver commitment Kyrion Parker (Manvel, Texas) at No. 242, Auburn quarterback commitment Jeremy Johnson (Montgomery, Ala./Carver) at No. 245 and Mississippi State athlete commitment Donald Gray (Memphis, Tenn./White Station).
Florida on top with 35
As is usually the case, Florida, Texas and California lead the way in representation in the Top247. In 2013, the Sunshine State leads the way with 35 members, followed by Texas with 32 and California with 29. Rounding out the top five states are Georgia with 20 and Ohio with 13.
Other states with strong representation are Alabama with 12, Virginia 11, New Jersey 10, Louisiana 9 and Illinois 9.
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