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Class of 2013 Top247- Final

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.

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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.

New faces

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.

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    ESPN and Yahoo Sports constantly blast USC with negative articles. USC fans become overly defensive as a result.

    But you're definitely right. It's better to have USC commits come in with a chip on their shoulders anyway

  • Maybe.....Might see State with a couple in the Top 5 in the near future.

  • I like the forums but rankings are meh

    This post was edited by z28 foody 15 months ago

  • BlueandGold

    star69

    Would also like to see which analyst has scouted the player in person. Would make it much easier to shoot a PM his way if we have a specific question on said player.

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  • Thanks to all for the Q's and feedback. Much appreciated.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • Gerry when will the 2014 rankings be updated?

  • Oh Sweet Jesus for the longest time this year USC had the #1 recruiting class on 247 with a smaller class. The USC class is still loaded with talent for such a small class. Not sure what you are so butt hurt about.

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  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    Will that be out this recruiting cycle?

    This post was edited by Trojani 15 months ago

  • Likely next cycle.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    Once the line graph module displaying rises and falls of a recruit's ranking comes out, IF there truly is a bias it will irrefutably exposed

    Too bad it won't be out this recruiting cycle.. Expect the line graph of a USC recruit to look like this:

  • HuskersIllustrated

    klein12

    Seriously you need to get over it... Perhaps they are honestly evaluating that talent? By the way, you still have the 7th ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports (only three spots down from the composite) with only 14 commits... if 247 was out to get USC I highly doubt they would keep them so highly rated. Getting upset about being #7 instead of #4 is ridiculous.

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    Like I said, USC recruits are an average of 25 spots below the composite rankings.

    That is extremely unusual.

    I'm not bothered about the difference between a #4 and #7 class. On the other hand, USC members pay subscription fees too and if the rankings are incorrect or biased in any way, shape, or form, the staff is obligated to fix it.

    I'll consider this recruiting season an anomaly. But if the trend continues in future seasons, then it's obvious there is a bias.

    Edit: Taking a page out of NcaaAssassinG13's book

    These are just the top fifty using 247's rankings (in parentheses are the composite rankings).

    They are divided by conference. All values are rounded to the nearest whole number.

    SEC
    Chris Jones..............2 (93) Miss St ................ +91
    V. Hargreaves III.......4 (4) Florida .................. 0
    Tre'Davious White...9 (73) LSU ..................... +64
    Jonathan Allen.........11 (14) Alabama ............ +3
    Derrick Henry...........12 (21) Alabama ............ +9
    Robert Foster..........18 (25) Alabama ............. +7
    Kelvin Taylor............19 (18) Florida ................. -1
    O.J. Howard.............20 (13) Alabama ............. -7
    Ricky Seals-Jones..23 (22) Texas A&M ......... -1
    Carl Lawson............24 (17) Auburn ................. -7
    Alex Anzalone.........32 (60) Florida ................. +28
    Brice Ramsey.........37 (97) Georgia ............... +60
    Daniel McMillian.....44 (44) Florida ................. 0
    Larenz Bryant..........50 (94) South Carolina ... +44
    ..............................................................Average Change per SEC recruit = + 21, 21 spots higher than composite

    Pac 12
    Kenny Bigelow.......13 (10) USC ................ -3
    Su'a Cravens.........16 (5) USC ................. -9
    Thomas Tyner........22 (20) Oregon ............ -2
    Jalen Ramsey........39 (16) USC ................ -23
    Leon McQuay III......42 (29) USC................ -13
    ..............................................................Average Change per Pac 12 recruit = -10, 10 spots lower than composite

    Big 10
    C. Hackenburg...........7 (19) Penn St ........... +12
    Eli Apple.....................45 (35) Ohio St ............ -10
    Adam Breneman.......48 (41) Penn St ........... -7
    ..............................................................Average Change per Big 10 recruit = -2, 2 spots lower than composite

    Big 12
    Robbie Rhodes..........21 (23) Baylor .......... +2
    A'Shawn Robinson....26 (31) Texas ........... +5
    Keith Ford...................33 (36) Oklahoma ... +3
    Darius James.............35 (33) Texas ........... -2
    Kent Perkins...............49 (34) Texas ........... -15
    ..............................................................Average Change per Big 12 recruit = -1, 1 spot lower than composite

    ACC
    Kendall Fuller.............31 (12) Virginia Tech ... - 29
    Holland Fisher...........36 (53) Virginia Tech ... +17
    DeMarcus Walker.....38 (30) Florida St ......... -8
    Ryan Green................40 (47) Florida St ........ +7
    ..............................................................Average Change per ACC recruit = -3, 3 spots lower than composite

    Big East
    Dorian Johnson......8 (77) Pitt ... +69
    ..............................................................Average Change per ACC recruit ... outlier

    Notre Dame
    Jaylon Smith.........5 (2) Notre Dame ....... -3
    Max Redfield........41 (27) Notre Dame .... -14
    Hunter Bivin..........43 (101) Notre Dame ... +58
    ..............................................................Average Change per ND recruit = +14, 14 spots higher than composite

    Tomorrow or maybe Friday I'll add in #51-#100 to eliminate outliers.

    This post was edited by Trojani 15 months ago

  • What you posted makes no sense... Where did he play last year when he was ranked high? Every report before his injury was he was dominating. Did he change schools or did they drop a classification?

    Also.. What puts Anzalone ahead of Mitchell? Size, speed, athleticism and production all favor Mitchell. Was Pa HS FBall that much better than Texas this year?

    I really don't care about the rankings, just an observation.

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    These are just the top 100 using 247's rankings (in parentheses are the composite rankings).

    They are divided by conference. All values are rounded to the nearest whole number.

    SEC
    Chris Jones..............2 (93) Miss St ................ +91
    V. Hargreaves III.......4 (4) Florida .................. 0
    Tre'Davious White...9 (73) LSU ..................... +64
    Jonathan Allen.........11 (14) Alabama ............ +3
    Derrick Henry...........12 (21) Alabama ............ +9
    Robert Foster..........18 (25) Alabama ............. +7
    Kelvin Taylor............19 (18) Florida ................. -1
    O.J. Howard.............20 (13) Alabama ............. -7
    Ricky Seals-Jones..23 (22) Texas A&M ......... -1
    Carl Lawson............24 (17) Auburn ................. -7
    L. Treadwell.............28 (15) Ole Miss ............. -13
    Alex Anzalone.........32 (60) Florida ................. +28
    Brice Ramsey.........37 (97) Georgia ............... +60
    Daniel McMillian.....44 (44) Florida ................. 0
    Larenz Bryant..........50 (94) South Carolina ... +44
    A. Tenpenny............51 (46) Alabama ............. - 5
    Grant Hill..................54 (59) Alabama ............. +5
    Darius Paige...........55 (177) Alabama .......... +122
    Greg Gilmore..........59 (87) LSU ..................... +28
    Marcell Harris..........63 (74) Florida ................ +11
    Tyren Jones.............64 (56) Alabama ............ -8
    AdDarius Stewart...67 (14) Alabama ............ +14
    K. Beckwith.............68 (70) LSU .................... +2
    Ethan Pocic............72 (51) LSU ..................... -21
    Tim Williams...........73 (76) Alabama ............. +3
    Frank Herron..........75 (100) LSU ................... +25
    Isaiah Golden.........76 (106) Texas A&M ....... +30
    Kelsey Griffin..........78 (84) South Carolina .... +6
    Derrick Griffin.........86 (38) Texas A&M ......... -48
    C. Bateman............87 (78) Alabama .............. -9
    Kailo Moore...........93 (127) Ole Miss ............. +34
    Tray Matthews.......99 (83) Georgia ................. -16
    ..............................................................Average Change per SEC recruit = + 14, 14 spots higher than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per Bama recruit = + 12, 12 spots higher than composite

    Pac 12
    Kenny Bigelow.......13 (10) USC ................ -3
    Su'a Cravens.........16 (5) USC ................. -9
    Thomas Tyner........22 (20) Oregon ............ -2
    Jalen Ramsey........39 (16) USC ................ -23
    Leon McQuay III......42 (29) USC ............... -13
    S. Mitchell...............69 (64) USC ............... -5
    C. Hawkins ............74 (66) USC ............... -8
    Khaliel Rodgers ....83 (139) USC ............. +56
    Ty Isaac ..................85 (49) USC ............... -36
    Elijah Qualls ...........96 (117) Washington.. +21
    ..............................................................Average Change per Pac 12 recruit = -2, 2 spots lower than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per USC recruit = -5, 5 spots lower than composite

    Big 10
    C. Hackenburg...........7 (19) Penn St ........... +12
    Eli Apple.....................45 (35) Ohio St ............ -10
    Adam Breneman.......48 (41) Penn St ........... -7
    Joey Bosa..................53 (37) Ohio St ............ -16
    Jalin Marshall.............57 (32) Ohio St ............ -25
    C. Burrows.................60 (54) Ohio St ............ -6
    David Dawson...........65 (95) Michigan ......... +30
    Ezekiel Elliott.............70 (62) Ohio St ............ +8
    Corey Clement..........71 (152) Wisconsin ..... +81
    Dymonte Thomas......80 (67) Michigan ......... -13
    Shane Morris.............81 (52) Michigan ......... -29
    Marcus Baugh...........82 (88) Ohio St ............ +6
    Evan Lisle .................89 (79) Ohio St ............ -10
    Mike Mitchell ............95 (58) Ohio St ............ -37
    Patrick Kugler...........97 (63) Michigan .......... -34
    JT Barrett ..................100 (140) Ohio St ........ +40
    ..............................................................Average Change per Big 10 recruit = -1, 1 spot lower than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per OSU recruit = -6, 6 spots lower than composite

    Big 12
    Robbie Rhodes..........21 (23) Baylor .......... +2
    A'Shawn Robinson....26 (31) Texas ........... +5
    Keith Ford...................33 (36) Oklahoma ... +3
    Darius James.............35 (33) Texas ........... -2
    Kent Perkins...............49 (34) Texas ........... -15
    Stanvon Taylor...........88 (137) Oklahoma .. +49
    Hatari Byrd ................90 (160) Oklahoma .. +70
    Cody Thomas ...........92 (107) Oklahoma .. +15
    ..............................................................Average Change per Big 12 recruit = +16, 16 spot higher than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per Big 12 recruit (minus OU) = -3, 3 spot lower than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per OU recruit = +45, 45 spot higher than composite

    ACC
    Kendall Fuller.............31 (12) Virginia Tech ... - 29
    Holland Fisher...........36 (53) Virginia Tech ... +17
    DeMarcus Walker.....38 (30) Florida St ......... -8
    Ryan Green................40 (47) Florida St ........ +7
    Artie Burns.................52 (99) Miami .............. +47
    A. Muhammad...........58 (61) Miami .............. +3
    Derwin Gray...............61 (103) Maryland ...... +42
    Taquan Mizzell...........62 (57) Virginia .......... -5
    Mitch Trubisky............79 (216) UNC ............ +137
    Kevin Olsen................94 (85) Miami ............ -9
    ..............................................................Average Change per ACC recruit = +20, 20 spots higher than composite
    ..............................................................Average Change per ACC recruit (minus Trubisky) = +7, 7 spots higher than composite

    Big East
    Dorian Johnson......8 (77) Pitt ... +69

    ..............................................................Average Change per Big East recruit ... outlier

    Notre Dame
    Jaylon Smith.........5 (2) Notre Dame ....... -3
    Max Redfield........41 (27) Notre Dame .... -14
    Hunter Bivin..........43 (101) Notre Dame ... +58
    Cole Luke.............77 (138) Notre Dame ... +61
    ..............................................................Average Change per ND recruit = +26, 26 spots higher than composite

    This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Trojani 15 months ago

  • I think at the end of the day, we just like who we like.

    I know people love conspiracy theories, but this is a just who one likes (eye of the beholder) deal.

    We like who we like. We don't care where others have guys ranked. You go to go with what one sees and believes.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • FightOn247

    Trojani

    That's fair.

    But I still think that there is an unconscious predisposition to favor recruits who are closer to where you live. It's not wrong or right - it just is what it is. Having a balanced staff in terms of location would help iron those wrinkles out.

  • Just posted this elsewhere about RB rankings and thought I'd add here :

    The issue with the RB rankings is that all the sites are bad at it as they place too much emphasis on appearance (ie. size & muscle tone) and camp & combine performance. Another thing is they penalize guys that don't play in after season All-American games (ie. some kids weren't invited and others didn't play due to injury). Take a look at the top 10-15 leading rushers in the NFL in 2012. About 1/2 were 2 or 3 star players. In fact the top 2 Rookie RBs in the NFL, Alfred Morris and Doug Martin, were both 2 star players. I only use the recruiting services to know which prospects to review in order to form my own opinion. Typically, only about 3 of the top 20 RBs each year as rated by the recruiting services during their senior season ever play 1 down in the NFL. That isn't good scouting IMO.

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  • 247Sports

    NoVaNoles

    Amen to that

    Have you changed your stance on Greg Bryant at all or see anything differently

    I agreed with your take on him previously ( over the summer IIRC ) but he has something I can't explain really, call the " it " factor if you will

    I wouldn't say he is hands down the best back in this class, but he is still my favorite one

    fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.

  • You make some good points, but you also are saying college coaching staffs don't do a good job of scouting running backs. Nobody really recruited Doug Martin or Alfred Morris.

    I agree with your point on appearance. We don't rank running backs that way. That's why Derrick Green and Greg Bryant are not as high for us as they are with others.

    E-mail: jc@247Sports.com/Twitter: @jcshurburtt/Instagram jcshurburtt

  • 247Sports

    NoVaNoles

    Ugh, I don't speak for him but yes.... many staffs haven't a clue on how to find great caliber RB's, not all but when you figure how many coaches are out there, well acting like they all know what they are doing is just foolish

    Jeff Bowden still coaches in college for christ sake, I would take Dookie's RB knowledge over that silver spoon fed idiot all day everyday

    There is only a handful of coaches out there who have great eyes for talent and breakdown RB recruiting into an art form of sorts

    This post was edited by NoVaNoles 15 months ago

    fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.

  • They always had a lot to say. It was obvious.

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