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2012 Top 250 Incoming Frosh

National signing day was yesterday as the top rated high school players all over the country sign with their favorite school. It is one of the most important days of the year for each college team as usually the teams with the best recruiting classes year in and year out usually find themselves in the Top 25.

Covering college football as I do takes 52 weeks a year as it is and while I personally do not scout the high school games and rate each player I do compile my rankings based on the many different recruiting services across the country that follow and scout HS football year round. I not only like to use all of the biggest and best services, but I also use regional reports as well. The colleges themselves use many of these services to get the latest information on recruits.

One very important part of my College Football Preview Magazine is an individual player’s “PS#”. You will see them on almost every page and I find them vital in my analysis of a team.  A simple definition for a PS# is my ranking of the players at their positions coming out of high school.

When I receive a recruiting magazine, I translate each player’s ranking into a point system from 1-100.  Each and every player is then logged into the computer and give them a point total from each source. This is a very time-consuming process. Many players are listed by just one or two sources. The higher ranked recruits are mentioned by almost every source. The more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated in each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by each position and by total points. Naturally, the QB with the most total points then becomes PS#1QB for that year. If a player is PS#99QB, that means he ranks 99th in total points of all QB’s coming out of high school that year.

While my final recruiting rankings for this year will not be completed for awhile, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at my top overall 250 players.

Phil Steele’s Current 2012 Top 250 Incoming Frosh

 

Rank
POS
First
Last
HT
WT
Speed
College
1
WR
Dorial
Green-Beckham
6-6
220
4.40
Missouri
2
DL
Mario
Edwards
6-4
275
4.80
Florida St
3
DL
Noah
Spence
6-3
230
4.50
Ohio St
4
RB
Johnathan
Gray
5-11
202
4.40
Texas
5
DB
Landon
Collins
6-1
205
4.40
Alabama
6
DB
Shaq
Thompson
6-2
210
4.50
Washington
7
OL
DJ
Humphries
6-6
265
4.80
Florida
8
QB
Gunner
Kiel
6-4
216
4.70
Notre Dame
9
RB
Keith
Marshall
5-11
190
4.30
Georgia
10
DL
Eddie
Goldman
6-4
295
5.20
Florida St
11
WR
Stefon
Diggs
6-0
175
4.40
Unsigned
12
DL
Malcom
Brown
6-4
285
4.89
Texas
13
RB
Rushel
Shell
6-0
215
4.45
Pittsburgh
14
QB
Jameis
Winston
6-4
196
4.56
Florida St
15
OL
Andrus
Peat
6-7
305
4.90
Stanford
16
DL
Ellis
McCarthy
6-4
300
4.90
UCLA
17
WR
Nelson
Agholor
6-2
180
4.50
USC
18
RB
Trey
Williams
5-8
175
4.40
Texas A&M
19
OL
John
Theus
6-6
301
5.10
Georgia
20
DL
Darius
Hamilton
6-4
260
4.70
Rutgers
21
OL
Kyle
Murphy
6-7
275
5.00
Stanford
22
QB
Devin
Fuller
6-0
185
4.50
UCLA
23
WR
Eddie
Williams
6-4
197
4.55
Alabama
24
DL
Arik
Armstead
6-8
280
5.20
Oregon
25
LB
Josh
Harvey-Clemons
6-5
200
4.50
Georgia
26
WR
Cayleb
Jones
6-3
198
4.50
Texas
27
DL
Adolphus
Washington
6-5
250
4.70
Ohio St
28
RB
TJ
Yeldon
6-2
210
4.50
Alabama
29
DB
Shaq
Roland
6-2
180
4.39
S Carolina
30
DB
Tracy
Howard
5-11
170
4.50
Miami, Fl
31
OL
Jordan
Simmons
6-5
300
5.20
USC
32
DL
Dante
Fowler Jr
6-3
232
4.60
Florida
33
DB
Ronald
Darby
5-11
172
4.40
Florida St
34
DL
Jordan
Jenkins
6-3
230
4.60
Georgia
35
RB
Mario
Pender
66-0
185
4.40
Florida St
36
OL
Zach
Banner
6-8
320
5.20
USC
37
OL
Joshua
Garnett
6-5
305
5.10
Stanford
38
WR
Thomas
Johnson
6-0
180
4.50
Texas A&M
39
RB
Randy
Johnson
5-9
170
4.40
Miami, Fl
40
DL
Jonathan
Bullard
6-4
240
4.80
Florida
41
LB
Jabari
Ruffin
6-4
230
4.60
USC
42
OL
Avery
Young
6-5
285
5.00
Auburn
43
DL
Tommy
Schutt
6-3
300
5.00
Ohio St
44
DL
Chris
Casher
6-4
225
Florida St
45
DB
Tee
Shepard
6-1
180
4.50
Notre Dame
46
DB
Geno
Smith
6-0
165
4.40
Alabama
47
WR
Davonte
Neal
5-10
180
4.40
Unsigned
48
OL
Kyle
Kalis
6-5
302
5.20
Michigan
49
LB
Reggie
Ragland
6-4
245
4.60
Alabama
50
WR
Durron
Neal
6-1
195
4.40
Oklahoma
51
QB
Zach
Kline
6-2
210
4.90
California
52
RB
Barry
Sanders Jr
5-10
185
4.35
Stanford
53
RB
DJ
Foster
6-0
185
4.50
Arizona St
54
DL
Channing
Ward
6-3
225
4.70
Mississippi
55
LB
Noor
Davis
6-4
235
4.50
Stanford
56
DL
Jonathan
Taylor
6-4
295
4.80
Georgia
57
OL
Kennedy
Estelle
6-7
300
5.20
Texas
58
DB
Brian
Poole
5-11
190
4.39
Florida
59
DL
Se’Von
Pittman
6-5
240
4.70
Ohio St
60
WR
Deontay
Greenberry
6-3
187
4.40
Houston
61
DL
Eli
Harold
6-4
220
4.60
Virginia
62
WR
Bryce
Treggs
6-0
170
4.50
California
63
OL
Max
Tuerk
6-6
294
5.10
USC
64
RB
Cyrus
Jones
5-11
190
4.47
Alabama
65
DB
Travis
Blanks
6-1
195
4.50
Clemson
66
OL
Jessamen
Dunker
6-6
315
5.00
Florida
67
OL
Erik
Magnuson
6-6
275
5.10
Michigan
68
DB
Alex
Carter
6-0
195
4.40
Stanford
69
RB
Bri’Onte
Dunn
6-2
215
4.60
Ohio St
70
RB
Mike
Davis
5-9
192
4.50
S Carolina
71
DB
Yuri
Wright
6-2
190
4.40
Colorado
72
DL
Leonard
Williams
6-5
257
5.80
USC
73
TE
Kent
Taylor
6-5
218
4.70
Florida
74
WR
Joel
Caleb
6-3
205
4.55
Virginia Tech
75
DL
Quay
Evans
6-3
318
4.90
Miss St
76
DL
Aziz
Shittu
6-3
275
5.00
Stanford
77
LB
Vince
Biegel
6-3
225
4.60
Wisconsin
78
LB
Kwon
Alexander
6-3
215
4.50
LSU
79
DB
Ishmael
Adams
5-10
185
4.45
UCLA
80
WR
Chris
Black
6-0
175
4.40
Alabama
81
DB
Deon
Bush
6-1
180
4.40
Miami, Fl
82
LB
James
Ross
6-0
209
4.57
Michigan
83
OL
Evan
Boehm
6-3
286
5.10
Missouri
84
DB
Ladarrell
McNeil
6-1
187
4.50
Tennessee
85
RB
Byron
Marshall
5-10
191
4.40
Oregon
86
WR
Germone
Hopper
6-0
165
4.50
Clemson
87
LB
Ukeme
Eligwe
6-3
210
4.60
Florida St
88
LB
Royce
Jenkins-Stone
6-2
215
4.56
Michigan
89
DL
Jarron
Jones
6-5
308
4.90
Notre Dame
90
DL
Carlos
Watkins
6-4
280
5.00
Clemson
91
RB
Jeremy
Hill
6-1
230
LSU
92
LB
Scott
Starr
6-3
225
4.50
USC
93
OL
Isaac
Seumalo
6-3
280
5.20
Oregon St
94
LB
Kwontie
Moore
6-2
243
4.80
Virginia
95
DB
Elijah
Shumate
6-1
205
4.50
Notre Dame
96
DB
Kevon
Seymour
6-0
170
4.50
USC
97
LB
Peter
Jinkens
6-1
200
4.50
Texas
98
DL
Ondre
Pipkins
6-3
320
5.10
Michigan
99
WR
Jordan
Payton
6-2
199
4.50
UCLA
100
WR
Jaquay
Williams
6-4
201
4.50
Auburn
101
DL
Sheldon
Day
6-2
275
4.90
Notre Dame
102
OL
Camrhon
Hughes
6-7
320
5.10
Texas
103
QB
Cyler
Miles
6-4
220
4.40
Washington
104
WR
Dominique
Wheeler
6-1
176
4.40
Texas Tech
105
OL
Jordan
Diamond
6-6
310
5.20
Auburn
106
TE
Ricky
Parks
6-4
225
4.60
Auburn
107
WR
Eugene
Lewis
6-2
188
4.50
Penn St
108
WR
Sterling
Shepard
5-11
185
4.50
Oklahoma
109
OL
Curtis
Riser
6-4
285
4.98
Texas
110
DL
Javonte
Magee
6-5
265
4.70
Baylor
111
LB
Torshiro
Davis
6-3
222
4.75
Texas
112
QB
Matt
Davis
6-2
202
4.40
Texas A&M
113
DL
Ifeadi
Odenigbo
6-4
217
4.60
Northwestern
114
DL
Michael
Starts
6-4
282
5.00
Texas Tech
115
OL
John Michael
Mcgee
6-4
275
4.80
Oklahoma
116
OL
Ronnie
Stanley
6-6
285
5.00
Notre Dame
117
RB
Brian
Kimbrow
5-9
165
4.35
Vanderbilt
118
DB
Armani
Reeves
5-11
190
4.35
Ohio St
119
DB
Marcus
Maye
6-1
195
4.47
Florida
120
DB
Pj
Williams
6-1
175
4.50
Florida St
121
OL
Dan
Voltz
6-4
295
5.40
Wisconsin
122
WR
Avery
Johnson
6-2
180
4.50
LSU
123
OL
Ty
Darlington
6-3
275
5.10
Oklahoma
124
LB
Josh
Perry
6-4
228
4.60
Ohio St
125
DL
Jelani
Hamilton
6-5
250
4.80
Miami, Fl
126
OL
JJ
Denman
6-6
310
5.30
Rutgers
127
LB
Dillon
Lee
6-4
220
4.50
Alabama
128
RB
Alex
Ross
6-1
205
4.50
Oklahoma
129
DB
Derrick
Woods
6-1
185
4.40
Oklahoma
130
OL
Joey
O’Connor
6-4
285
5.10
Ohio St
131
WR
Darreus
Rogers
6-2
194
4.50
USC
132
TE
Jalen
Cope-Fitzpatrick
6-5
250
4.85
USC
133
TE
Colin
Thompson
6-5
255
4.80
Florida
134
DB
Kendall
Sanders
6-0
175
4.40
Texas
135
DL
Hassan
Ridgeway
6-4
255
4.75
Texas
136
QB
Tanner
Mangum
6-3
195
4.90
BYU
137
WR
Angelo
Jean-Louis
6-0
185
4.49
Miami, Fl
138
QB
Connor
Brewer
6-2
200
4.70
Texas
139
LB
Raphael
Kirby
6-0
208
4.59
Miami, Fl
140
RB
Greg
Garmon
6-1
195
4.50
Iowa
141
QB
Chad
Voytik
6-0
185
4.60
Pittsburgh
142
WR
Aaron
Burbridge
6-1
185
4.40
Michigan St
143
DL
Tyriq
Mccord
6-3
222
4.76
Miami, Fl
144
DL
Denzel
Devall
6-2
236
4.61
Alabama
145
TE
Taylor
McNamara
6-5
232
4.78
Oklahoma
146
QB
Anthony
Alford
6-1
211
4.50
S Miss
147
DL
Devonte
Fields
6-4
220
4.60
TCU
148
RB
Matt
Jones
6-2
200
4.47
Florida
149
RB
Keivarae
Russell
6-0
177
4.50
Notre Dame
150
DL
Jaleel
Johnson
6-3
285
5.00
Iowa
151
DL
Justin
Shanks
6-3
280
4.80
Florida St
152
WR
Dwayne
Stanford
6-4
195
4.50
Oregon
153
WR
Bralon
Addison
5-10
182
4.50
Oregon
154
LB
Quanzell
Lambert
6-1
230
4.60
Rutgers
155
OL
Chris
Muller
6-6
315
5.03
Rutgers
156
RB
Drae
Bowles
6-1
195
4.50
Tennessee
157
WR
Ricardo
Louis
6-2
190
4.50
Auburn
158
DL
Faith
Ekakitie
6-3
270
4.70
Iowa
159
RB
Todd
Gurley
6-1
195
4.40
Georgia
160
LB
Brian
Nance
6-2
210
4.60
Baylor
161
RB
Wes
Brown
5-11
190
4.50
Maryland
162
LB
Timothy
Cole
6-2
230
4.70
Texas
163
WR
Zac
Brooks
6-2
180
4.50
Clemson
164
QB
Zeke
Pike
6-5
220
4.70
Auburn
165
LB
Michael
Barton
6-1
200
4.57
California
166
DB
Demetrious
Cox
6-1
190
4.48
Michigan St
167
RB
Jonathan
Williams
5-11
205
4.45
Arkansas
168
DL
Michael
Moore
6-4
260
4.80
Virginia
169
QB
Chad
Kelly
6-3
208
4.60
Clemson
170
OL
Brock
Stadnik
6-5
285
5.10
S Carolina
171
LB
Joe
Bolden
6-2
225
4.60
Michigan
172
RB
Jovon
Robinson
6-0
215
4.50
Auburn
173
DL
Greg
Mcmullen
6-5
255
4.69
Nebraska
174
DL
Chris
Wormley
6-5
250
4.80
Michigan
175
WR
Deontay
Mcmanus
6-2
215
4.50
West Virginia
176
QB
Tyler
Matthews
6-3
205
4.74
TCU
177
WR
D’Vario
Montgomery
6-3
210
4.50
S Florida
178
DL
Leonard
Floyd
6-4
215
4.75
Georgia
179
DL
Alex
Balducci
6-4
262
4.90
Oregon
180
DB
Terry
Richardson
5-9
160
4.40
Michigan
181
DL
Jordan
Watkins
6-5
260
5.10
Stanford
182
DL
Troy
Hinds
6-5
230
4.60
BYU
183
LB
Keith
Brown
6-1
225
4.50
Louisville
184
QB
Jeff
Lindquist
6-3
225
4.70
Washington
185
LB
Camren
Williams
6-2
215
4.58
Ohio St
186
TE
Evan
Baylis
6-5
225
4.80
Oregon
187
OL
Vadal
Alexander
6-6
310
5.30
LSU
188
OL
Freddie
Tagaloa
6-8
315
5.30
California
189
RB
William
Mahone
5-11
206
4.60
Notre Dame
190
WR
Amari
Cooper
6-2
180
4.50
Alabama
191
WR
Leonte
Carroo
6-1
190
4.40
Rutgers
192
DL
Deforest
Buckner
6-7
230
4.90
Oregon
193
DL
Jamil
Pollard
6-4
275
5.10
Penn St
194
DL
Dalvin
Tomlinson
6-3
270
4.80
Alabama
195
WR
Jaydon
Mickens
5-8
170
5.00
Washington
196
OL
Paul
Thurston
6-5
275
5.00
Nebraska
197
WR
Reginald
Davis
6-1
185
4.50
Texas Tech
198
WR
Jordan
Westerkamp
6-2
195
4.50
Nebraska
199
QB
Jake
Rodrigues
6-3
210
4.70
Oregon
200
RB
Drew
Harris
6-1
210
4.50
Virginia Tech
201
OL
Ryan
Ward
6-5
275
5.10
Iowa
202
LB
Jordan
Richmond
6-1
220
4.70
Texas A&M
203
QB
Justin
Thomas
5-11
175
4.40
Georgia Tech
204
DB
Devante
Harris
5-11
160
4.40
Texas A&M
205
DB
Amos (AJ)
Leggett
6-0
175
4.50
Marshall
206
LB
Antonio
Morrison
6-3
220
4.60
Florida
207
LB
Aaron
Porter
6-2
230
4.70
UCLA
208
OL
Taylor
Decker
6-8
270
5.00
Ohio St
209
DB
Bryson
Echols
5-10
165
4.48
Texas
210
DL
Tom
Strobel
6-6
250
4.80
Michigan
211
RB
Marvin
Bracy
5-9
167
4.30
Florida St
212
TE
Sean
Price
6-3
235
4.80
S Florida
213
TE
Luke
Kaumatule
6-7
260
4.80
Stanford
214
LB
Nick
Dawson
6-3
230
4.70
Louisville
215
DL
Trent
Taylor
6-3
245
4.70
Tennessee
216
OL
Kyle
Dodson
6-6
315
5.20
Ohio St
217
OL
Shane
Callahan
6-6
277
5.20
Auburn
218
QB
Bart
Houston
6-4
215
4.90
Wisconsin
219
WR
Amara
Darboh
6-2
205
4.50
Michigan
220
DB
Orlando
Thomas
5-11
175
4.40
Texas
221
QB
Trevor
Knight
6-3
200
4.70
Oklahoma
222
OL
Nick
Davidson
6-7
285
5.20
Stanford
223
DL
Ken
Ekanem
6-3
225
4.60
Virginia Tech
224
DB
Jarrod
Wilson
6-2
190
4.50
Michigan
225
DB
Colin
Blake
6-3
185
4.50
Florida St
226
DB
Wayne
Morgan
5-11
191
4.40
Syracuse
227
DB
Jordan
Diggs
6-0
194
4.60
S Carolina
228
RB
Jody
Fuller
6-0
200
4.48
S Carolina
229
WR
Darius
Powe
6-2
195
4.50
California
230
DL
Martin
Aiken
6-3
248
4.90
Clemson
231
DL
Nick
James
6-5
340
4.90
Miss St
232
WR
Latroy
Pittman
6-1
190
4.70
Florida
233
DL
Paul
Boyette Jr
6-4
295
4.90
Texas
234
DB
Trae
Elston
6-0
180
4.40
Mississippi
235
OL
Adam
Bisnowaty
6-7
275
5.40
Pittsburgh
236
TE
Christo
Kourtzidis
6-4
230
4.70
Florida St
237
LB
Tyler
Hayes
6-3
215
4.57
Alabama
238
LB
Ronnie
Feist
6-2
214
4.60
LSU
239
DB
Edward
Pope
6-3
175
4.50
Texas A&M
240
TE
Devin
Funchess
6-5
205
4.60
Michigan
241
QB
Maty
Mauk
6-1
190
4.50
Missouri
242
RB
Warren
Ball
6-2
200
4.52
Ohio St
243
TE
Pharoah
Brown
6-6
220
4.60
Oregon
244
OL
Patrick
Miller
6-6
260
5.00
Auburn
245
LB
Lorenzo
Phillips
6-7
200
LSU
246
DB
Reggie
Daniels
6-1
190
4.50
Oregon
247
WR
Jalen
Cobb
6-1
185
4.50
Unsigned
248
DL
Tyler
Nero
6-1
285
4.68
Auburn
249
DL
Korren
Kirven
6-3
280
5.16
Alabama
250
QB
Wes
Lunt
6-4
200
4.80
Oklahoma St

By School

School
#
Texas
15
Alabama
13
Florida St
12
Michigan
12
Ohio St
12
Florida
11
Auburn
10
Oregon
10
Stanford
10
USC
10
Notre Dame
8
Oklahoma
8
Oregon
8
Georgia
7
Miami, Fl
7
Clemson
6
LSU
6
Texas A&M
6

 

Naturally these numbers could changed with 3 unsigned players but it’s a safe bet that Texas, Alabama and Florida St will be among my Top 10 when I published my final rankings in this year’s magazine. The Longhorns who “only” had 4 players in my Top 100 landed and incredible 11 players in my next 150 for a total of 15 players in the Top 250 to lead the way. I will be back later this week with my Top 500 players and start finalizing some of my positions for the 2012 recruiting class.

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