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Top 200 Freshman for 2013!

June 21st, 2012 No comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least. The preseason top HS Senior lists have already been released by ESPN, Rivals, 247 Sports and Scout and all of them were compiled into this Pre-Season list.

In today’s blog I have included the top High School Seniors that will be incoming frosh for 2013. By no means is this list final and it will be fluid until next February after the players sign. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com.

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2012 Top 250 Incoming Frosh

February 6th, 2012 No comments

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 Read more…

2012 Top 100 Incoming Frosh!

February 2nd, 2012 No comments

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 100 players.

Phil Steele’s Current 2012 Top 100 Incoming Frosh

Rank
POS
First Last HT WT State HS or City School
1
WR
Dorial Green-Beckham 6-6 220 MO Springfield Hillcrest Missouri
2
DL
Mario Edwards 6-4 275 TX Ryan Denton Florida St
3
DL
Noah Spence 6-3 230 PA Harrisburg Bishop Mcdevitt Ohio St
4
RB
Johnathan Gray 5-11 190 TX Aledo Texas
5
DB
Landon Collins 6-1 205 LA Geismar Dutchtown Alabama
6
DB
Shaq Thompson 6-2 210 CA Sacramento Grant Washington
7
OL
DJ Humphries 6-6 265 NC Charlotte Mallard Creek Florida
8
QB
Gunner Kiel 6-4 216 IN Columbus East Notre Dame
9
RB
Keith Marshall 5-11 190 NC Raleigh Millbrook Georgia
10
DL
Eddie Goldman 6-4 295 DC Washington Dc Friendship Florida St
11
WR
Stefon Diggs 6-0 175 MD Olney Good Council Unsigned
12
DL
Malcom Brown 6-2 280 TX Brenham Texas
13
RB
Rushel Shell 6-0 215 PA Aliquippa Hopewell Shs Pittsburgh
14
QB
Jameis Winston 6-4 196 AL Bessemer-Hueytown Unsigned
15
OL
Andrus Peat 6-7 280 AZ Tempe-Corona Del Sol Stanford
16
DL
Ellis Mccarthy 6-4 300 CA Monrovia UCLA
17
WR
Nelson Agholor 6-2 180 FL Tampa-Berkeley Prep USC
18
RB
Trey Williams 5-8 175 TX Spring-Dekaney Texas A&M
19
OL
John Theus 6-6 301 FL Jacksonville Bolles Georgia
20
DL
Darius Hamilton 6-4 255 NJ Ramsey Don Bosco Rutgers
21
OL
Kyle Murphy 6-7 275 CA San Clemente Stanford
22
QB
Devin Fuller 6-0 185 NJ Old Tappan UCLA
23
DB
Eddie Williams 6-4 197 FL Panama City-Arnold Alabama
24
DL
Arik Armstead 6-8 280 CA Elk Grove-Pleasant Grove Oregon
25
LB
Josh Harvey-Clemons 6-5 200 GA Valdosta Lowndes Unsigned
26
WR
Cayleb Jones 6-3 198 TX Austin Texas
27
DL
Adolphus Washington 6-5 250 OH Cincinnati Taft Ohio St
28
RB
TJ Yeldon 6-2 210 AL Daphne Alabama
29
DB
Shaq Roland 6-2 180 SC Lexington Hs S Carolina
30
DB
Tracy Howard 5-11 170 FL Miramar Hs Miami(Fla)
31
OL
Joshua Garnett 6-4 300 WA Puyallup Stanford
32
OL
Jordan Simmons 6-5 300 CA Encino Crespi USC
33
DL
Dante Fowler Jr 6-3 232 FL St Petersburg-Lakewood Florida
34
DB
Ronald Darby 5-11 172 MD Oxon Hill-Potomac Florida St
35
DL
Jordan Jenkins 6-3 230 GA Hamilton Harris Co Georgia
36
RB
Mario Pender 6-0 185 FL Cape Coral-Island Coast Florida St
37
OL
Zach Banner 6-8 320 WA Lakewood Lakes USC
38
WR
Thomas Johnson 6-0 180 TX Dallas Skyline Texas A&M
39
RB
Randy Johnson 5-9 170 FL Miami Norland Hs Miami(Fla)
40
DL
Jonathan Bullard 6-4 240 NC Shelby Crest Florida
41
LB
Jabari Ruffin 6-4 230 CA Downey USC
42
OL
Avery Young 6-5 285 FL Palm Beach Gardens Auburn
43
DL
Tommy Schutt 6-3 300 IL Glen Ellyn Glenbard West Ohio St
44
DL
Chris Casher 6-4 225 AL Mobile-Faith Academy Florida St
45
DB
Tee Shepard 6-1 180 CA Fresno-Central East Notre Dame
46
DB
Geno Smith 6-0 165 GA Atlanta St Piux X Alabama
47
WR
Davonte Neal 5-10 180 AZ Scottsdale Chaparral Unsigned
48
OL
Kyle Kalis 6-5 302 OH Lakewood-St Edward Michigan
49
LB
Reggie Ragland 6-4 245 AL Madison-Bob Jones Alabama
50
WR
Durron Neal 6-0 190 MO St Louis Desmet Oklahoma
51
QB
Zach Kline 6-2 210 CA Danville-San Ramon Valley California
52
RB
Barry Sanders Jr 5-9 185 OK Ok City Heritage Hall Stanford
53
DB
DJ Foster 6-0 185 AZ Scottsdale Saguaro Arizona St
54
LB
Noor Davis 6-4 225 FL The Villages Stanford
55
DL
Jonathan Taylor 6-4 295 GA Millen Jenkins Co Georgia
56
DB
Brian Poole 5-11 190 FL Bradenton Southeast Florida
57
DL
Se’Von Pittman 6-5 240 OH Canton-Mckinley Ohio St
58
WR
Deontay Greenberry 6-3 187 CA Fresno-Washington Union Houston
59
DL
Eli Harold 6-4 220 VA Virginia Beach-Ocean Lakes Virginia
60
LB
Channing Ward 6-3 225 MS Aberdeen Mississippi
61
WR
Bryce Treggs 6-0 170 CA Bellflower St John Bosco California
62
OL
Max Tuerk 6-6 294 CA Santa Margarita USC
63
DB
Cyrus Jones 5-11 190 MD Baltimore Gilman School Alabama
64
DB
Travis Blanks 6-1 195 FL Tallahassee N Florida Christian Clemson
65
OL
Jessamen Dunker 6-6 315 FL Boynton Beach Florida
66
OL
Erik Magnuson 6-6 275 CA Carlsbad La Costa Canyon Michigan
67
OL
Kennedy Estelle 6-7 300 TX Pearland Dawson Hs Texas
68
DB
Alex Carter 6-0 193 VA Briar Woods Ashburn Stanford
69
RB
Bri’Onte Dunn 6-2 215 OH Glenoak Ohio St
70
RB
Mike Davis 5-9 192 GA Stone Mountain-Stephenson S Carolina
71
DB
Yuri Wright 6-2 190 NJ Ramsey Don Bosco Prep Colorado
72
DL
Leonard Williams 6-5 257 FL Daytona Beach Mainland USC
73
TE
Kent Taylor 6-5 218 FL Land O’Lakes Florida
74
WR
Joel Caleb 6-3 205 VA Midlothian Clover Hill Virginia Tech
75
DL
Quay Evans 6-3 318 MS Morton Miss St
76
DL
Aziz Shittu 6-3 275 CA Atwater Buhach Colony Stanford
77
LB
Vince Biegel 6-3 210 WI Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin
78
LB
Kwon Alexander 6-3 215 AL Oxford LSU
79
DB
Ishmael Adams 5-10 185 CA Westlake Village Oaks Christian UCLA
80
WR
Chris Black 6-0 175 FL Jacksonville-First Coast Alabama
81
DB
Deon Bush 6-1 180 FL Miami Columbus Miami(Fla)
82
LB
James Ross 6-0 209 MI St Mary’S Orchard Lake Michigan
83
OL
Evan Boehm 6-3 286 MO Lee’S Summit West Missouri
84
DB
Ladarrell Mcneil 6-1 187 TX Dallas Maceo Smith Tennessee
85
RB
Byron Marshall 5-10 191 CA San Jose Valley Christian Oregon
86
WR
Germone Hopper 6-0 165 NC Charlotte-Phillip O Berry Acad Clemson
87
LB
Ukeme Eligwe 6-3 210 GA Stone Mountain Florida St
88
LB
Royce Jenkins-Stone 6-2 215 MI Detroit-Cass Tech Michigan
89
DL
Jarron Jones 6-5 308 NY Aquinas Institute Rochester Notre Dame
90
DL
Carlos Watkins 6-4 280 NC Forest City Chase Clemson
91
LB
Scott Starr 6-3 225 CA Norco USC
92
OL
Isaac Seumalo 6-3 280 OR Corvallis Oregon St
93
LB
Kwontie Moore 6-2 243 VA Norfolk Christian School Virginia
94
DB
Elijah Shumate 6-1 205 NJ Ramsey Don Bosco Notre Dame
95
DB
Kevon Seymour 6-0 170 CA Pasadena Muir USC
96
DL
Ondre Pipkins 6-3 320 MO Kansas City Park Hill Michigan
97
WR
Jordan Payton 6-2 199 CA Oaks Christian Westlake Village UCLA
98
WR
Jaquay Williams 6-4 201 GA Tyrone-Sandy Creek Auburn
99
DL
Sheldon Day 6-2 275 IN Indianapolis Warren Central Notre Dame
100
QB
Cyler Miles 6-4 220 CO Denver-Mullen Washington

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2011′s Top Frosh QB’s: How They fared

February 1st, 2012 No comments

National signing day is today 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 another week, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back on how some of my top players did from the class of 2011 at the QB spot.

Last year 15 True Frosh QB’s started at least one game for a total of 93 starts. 5 of them were in my Top 30 ranked QB’s coming out of HS including Teddy Bridgewater and Braxton Miller who both had Top 10 PS#’s and also both finished on my postseason All-Frosh team.

Here are my top 30 QB’s from last year (all VHT) and how they did statistically last year as a true frosh. I also included all the QB’s and their stats who started a game. Read more…

Pre-Season Top 200 2012 Prospects!

July 27th, 2011 No comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least. The preseason top HS Senior lists have already been released by ESPN, Rivals, 247 Sports, Scout, Tom Lemming and G&W and all of them were compiled into this Pre-Season list.

In today’s blog I have included the top High School Seniors that will be incoming frosh for 2012. By no means is this list final and it will be fluid until next February after the players sign. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. Read more…

Top Incoming Frosh LB’s and DB’s

March 28th, 2011 No comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today’s blog I have included the top incoming freshman LB’s and DBs for 2011. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com.

Top Incoming Frosh LB’s Read more…

Top Incoming Frosh OL and DL

March 25th, 2011 4 comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today’s blog I have included the top incoming freshman OL and DL for 2011. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. In Monday’s Blog I will post the top LB’s and DB’s. Have a great weekend!

Top Incoming Frosh OL Read more…

Top Incoming Frosh WR’s and TE’s

March 24th, 2011 3 comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today’s blog I have included the top incoming freshman WRs and TEs for 2011. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. In Friday’s Blog I will post the top OL and DL with the top LB’s and DB’s coming on Monday.

Top Incoming Frosh WR’s Read more…

Top Incoming Frosh QB’s/RB’s

March 22nd, 2011 3 comments

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.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today’s blog I have included the top incoming freshman QBs and RBs for 2011. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. In Wednesday’s Blog I will post the top WR’s and TE’s with the top OL and DL coming on Friday. Read more…

2011 Top 25 Frosh Recruiting Rankings

February 28th, 2011 No comments

Here are my top 25 2011 recruiting rankings. They take into account the strength of the Top 5 signees, the Top 10 signees and the average signing grade per player for the overall class. This list is not about the quantity of the freshmen signed but the overall quality of the class. Sometimes a team with a small class of just 15 players may rate higher than one with 30. (Keep in my mind these rankings could be tweaked by the time my magazine hits the newsstands in early June) Read more…