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Year in and year out, South Carolina is widely recognized as one of the hotbeds for college football prospects. The Class of 2014 recruiting cycle is going to be one of the best we’ve had in several years, rivaling the Class of 2010 which had five-star prospect Marcus Lattimore and 12 four-star prospects.There already are eight prospects listed as four-star guys at this early stage of evaluations. At least one and possibly two could improve to five-star prospects, and I see two or three more players with the possibility of achieving four-star status.
Here’s a look at my preliminary Top 10 prospects watch list from the 2014 class, and 10 more on the Top 20 watch list.
One of the most athletic big men in the country. May be the most complete player at this position in the Southeast and should in the top 10 nationally.
He can play outside in a 3-4 or 4-3 and is physical against the run. He could develop into an edge rusher in college.
Explosiveness rivaled Jadeveon Clowney when they played together. Height will cause skepticism among recruiters until they see him play.
Like Rodney, explosive and can stuff the run in the gap or get penetration. He is going to be highly ranked nationally.
Big-framed, athletic quarterback with the mobility of a dual-threat and the passing skills of a pro-style quarterback. Has a live arm; cerebral.
Strong, physical athlete with ability to play multiple positions. Would be a great inside backer or could play with his hand on the ground.
Elusive runner with good speed to the corner. Can play out of a one-back set but runs like a true tailback. Has great hands.
Great speed, excellent vision and finds holes out of the zone as well as any back in the nation. Dangerous receiver out of the backfield.
Excellent hands, good speed and dangerous after the catch. Led Gaffney to state championship win against Dutch Fork as QB.
Long-bodied receiver with excellent vertical ability and great hands. Might be as good a prospect at safety.