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The Rivals100: Class of 2013 recruiting rankings

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Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013, has yet to announce his choice.
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With National Signing Day right around the corner, the experts at Rivals.com have ranked the top 100 football recruits in the class of 2013. For the full Rivals250, click here. For a full list of commitments broken down by team, click here. For an in-depth look at the biggest risers and sliders in this year's crop, click here. For additional analysis on the top prospects, strongest classes and most important stories during the march to National Signing Day on Feb. 6, make sure to check in with SI.com and Rivals.com.

RANK PLAYER POS. HEIGHT WEIGHT RATING SCHOOL
1 Robert Nkemdiche
Loganville, Ga.
Grayson
DE 6-5 260
A constant presence in opponents' backfields, Nkemdiche completed his varsity career at Grayson with 43 sacks.
2 Vernon Hargreaves III
Tampa, Fla.
Wharton
CB 5-11 185
Hargreaves recorded 100 tackles, five interceptions and four forced fumbles during his senior year at Wharton.
3 Jaylon Smith
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Bishop Luers
LB 6-2 212
Smith had 75 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior and led Bishop Luers to four state titles in his four-year varsity career.
4 Carl Lawson
Alpharetta, Ga.
Milton
DE 6-2 253
Lawson amassed an astonishing 26 sacks and 36 tackles for loss during his standout senior season at Milton.
5 Laquon Treadwell
Crete, Ill.
Crete Monee
WR 6-3 198
Treadwell hauled in 83 catches for 1,450 yards and 23 total touchdowns as a senior to lead Crete Monee to the state Class 6A title.
6 Kenny Bigelow
Elkton, Md.
Eastern Christian
DT 6-3 295
Bigelow registered 12 sacks in just four games this season, and he notched a sack on the first play from scrimmage during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
7 Max Browne
Sammamish, Wash.
Skyline
QB 6-5 215
Browne completed more than 73 percent of his passes for 4,142 yards, 45 touchdowns and just four interceptions as a senior.
8 Derrick Green
Richmond, Va.
Hermitage
RB 6-0 220
Despite sitting out the second half of several blowouts, Green rushed for 1,350 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior.
9 Kendall Fuller
Olney, Md.
Our Lady of Good Counsel
CB 5-11 189
A two-way star, Fuller corralled four interceptions on defense and racked up 1,077 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns on offense.
10 Jalen Ramsey
Nashville, Tenn.
Brentwood Academy
CB 6-0 190
Ramsey collected 614 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on one side of the ball, and 38 tackles and three picks on the other.
11 Jonathan Allen
Ashburn, Va.
Stone Bridge
DE 6-3 255
Allen recorded 100 tackles, nine sacks, six fumble recoveries and six blocked kicks en route to Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year honors as a senior.
12 Su'a Cravens
Murrieta, Calif.
Vista Murrieta
S 6-1 205
Cravens did it all for Vista Murrieta as a senior: He had five rushing touchdowns, eight receiving scores, 95 tackles and three interceptions.
13 Reuben Foster
Auburn, Ala.
Auburn
LB 6-2 228
Foster notched 80 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five sacks and a forced fumble as a senior to lead Auburn to an 11-2 record.
14 Laremy Tunsil
Lake City, Fla.
Columbia
OT 6-6 295
Tunsil paved the way for an offense that averaged 37 points per game before taking part in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
15 Matthew Thomas
Miami, Fla.
Booker T. Washington
LB 6-3 205
Thomas battled through injuries to collect 56 tackles, eight sacks and two pick-sixes for Booker T. Washington as a senior.
16 O.J. Howard
Autauga, Ala.
Autauga Academy
TE 6-6 220
Despite missing four games this season with a knee injury, Howard was still able to pull down 12 touchdown receptions.
17 Thomas Tyner
Beaverton, Ore.
Aloha
RB 6-0 200
Tyner exploded for 3,415 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns as a senior to take Aloha to the state Class 6A quarterfinals.
18 Tre'Davious White
Shreveport, La.
Green Oaks
CB 5-11 175
White was a three-way threat, starring on offense, defense and special teams for Green Oaks during his senior campaign.
19 Greg Bryant
Delray Beach, Fla.
American Heritage
RB 5-11 197
Bryant finished his senior year at American Heritage with 1,447 rushing yards, 308 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns.
20 Chris Jones
Houston, Miss.
Houston
DE 6-5 250
Jones exploded for an astounding 160 tackles, 45 tackles for loss and 14 sacks to earn Under Armour All-America honors as a senior.
21 Eddie Vanderdoes
Placer, Calif.
Placer
DT 6-3 310
Vanderdoes dominated opposing lines en route to 72 tackles and nine sacks as a senior, leading Placer to an 11-1 record.
22 Leon McQuay III
Seffner, Fla.
Armwood
S 6-2 185
McQuay racked up 54 tackles, five interceptions, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal during his senior year.
23 Frank Herron
Memphis, Tenn.
Central
DE 6-4 236
A finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Football award and a U.S. Army All-American, Herron tallied 14 sacks as a senior.
24 Christian Hackenberg
Fork Union, Va.
Fork Union Military
QB 6-4 212
Hackenberg completed 156-of-291 passes for 2,144 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior campaign at Fork Union.
25 Montravius Adams
Vienna, Ga.
Dooly County
DT 6-3 290
Adams accumulated more than 100 tackles as a senior to help Dooly County advance to the state Class A Public championship game.
26 Mike Mitchell
Plano, Texas
Prestonwood Christian
LB 6-4 216
Mitchell concluded his senior season with 190 tackles -- 17.3 per game -- in addition to four sacks and five forced fumbles.
27 Ty Isaac
Joliet, Ill.
Joliet Catholic
RB 6-3 215
Isaac rushed for more than 1,500 yards during the 2012 season, and 5,315 yards throughout his high school career.
28 Alex Anzalone
Wyomissing, Pa.
Wyomissing
LB 6-3 229
Anzalone made a major two-way impact, tallying more than 100 tackles and 1,000 rushing yards as a senior.
29 Taquan Mizzell
Virginia Beach, Va.
Bayside
RB 5-10 183
In 12 games in the 2012 season, Mizzell accounted for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 31 touchdowns.
30 Max Redfield
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Mission Viejo
S 6-2 195
Redfield sparked an offense that averaged nearly 52 points per game and stepped up at safety to lead Mission Viejo to an 11-2 mark.
31 Dorian Johnson
Belle Vernon, Pa.
Belle Vernon Area
OT 6-6 280
Johnson impressed during head-to-head competitions with Robert Nkemdiche and Carl Lawson during the Under Armour All-America circuit.
32 Vonn Bell
Rossville, Ga.
Ridgeland
S 6-1 190
Bell starred on both offense and defense while leading his Ridgeland squad to the state Class 4A semifinals.
33 A'Shawn Robinson
Fort Worth, Texas
Arlington Heights
DT 6-5 304
Robinson starred at Arlington Heights before showcasing his versatility on the line during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
34 Chris Hawkins
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Rancho Cucamonga
CB 5-11 170
Hawkins wrapped up his senior season with 53 tackles, two interceptions and two receiving touchdowns for Rancho Cucamonga.
35 Jalin Marshall
Middletown, Ohio
Middletown
ATH 5-11 196
A dual-threat talent, Marshall finished his senior year with 1,421 rushing yards, 765 passing yards and 25 total touchdowns.
36 Derrick Henry
Yulee, Fla.
Yulee
RB 6-3 243
Henry racked up a Florida-record 4,260 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns during his monster senior season.
37 Marquez North
Charlotte, N.C.
Mallard Creek
WR 6-3 205
North collected 642 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards and 25 total touchdowns before going down with a shoulder injury in October.
38 Kelvin Taylor
Belle Glade, Fla.
Glades Day
RB 5-11 216
The son of former NFL Pro Bowler Fred Taylor, the Glades Day back amassed 237 carries, 2,423 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior.
39 Cameron Burrows
Trotwood, Ohio
Trotwood-Madison
CB 6-0 203
Burrows led Trotwood-Madison to the state Division II championship game during both his junior and senior seasons.
40 Ricky Seals-Jones
Sealy, Texas
Sealy
ATH 6-5 220
Despite missing five games in the middle of the season with a knee injury, Seals-Jones still made a major impact as a receiver, quarterback, safety and return man.
41 Kent Perkins
Dallas, Texas
Lake Highlands
OT 6-5 300
Perkins helped lead his Lake Highlands team to an 8-3 record before playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
42 Mackensie Alexander
Immokalee, Fla.
Immokalee
CB 5-11 175
Alexander collected more than 40 tackles, five interceptions, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a senior.
43 Derrick Griffin
Rosenberg, Texas
Terry
WR 6-6 215
A U.S. Army All-American, the physical Griffin spearheaded a Terry offense that averaged 34.2 points per game in 2012.
44 Tray Matthews
Newnan, Ga.
Newnan
S 6-0 194
Matthews recorded 80 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles on defense, and he added 37 catches, 629 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a senior.
45 Alvin Kamara
Norcross, Ga.
Norcross
RB 5-10 192
Kamara carried 303 times for 2,264 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns to lead Norcross to a state Class 6A title.
46 Robert Foster
Monaca, Pa.
Central Valley
WR 6-3 170
Foster pulled down 45 receptions for 763 yards and eight touchdowns and ran for 481 yards and 12 scores as a senior.
47 Joey Bosa
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
St. Thomas Aquinas
DE 6-5 270
Though he missed time due to injury, Bosa anchored a defense that allowed fewer than 12 points per game during his senior year.
48 Keith Ford
Cypress, Texas
Cypress Ranch
RB 5-11 195
Ford accumulated 1,868 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior to carry Cypress Ranch to a 10-5 record.
49 Al-Quadin Muhammad
Ramsey, N.J.
Don Bosco Prep
DE 6-4 225
Muhammad shined during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, finishing with two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
50 Ethan Pocic
Lemont, Ill.
Lemont
OT 6-7 285
Pocic was the centerpiece of an offensive line that helped Lemont to an 11-2 record during his senior year.
51 Khaliel Rodgers
Elkton, Md.
Eastern Christian
OG 6-3 300
Rodgers anchored Eastern Christian's offensive line before showcasing his skills at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
52 Demarcus Robinson
Fort Valley, Ga.
Peach County
WR 6-2 200
Robinson hauled in 47 passes for 957 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns during his standout senior season.
53 Altee Tenpenny
North Little Rock, Ark.
North Little Rock
RB 6-0 212
A U.S. Army All-American, Tenpenny compiled 193 carries, 1,379 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior.
54 Steven Mitchell
Mission Hills, Calif.
Bishop Alemany
WR 5-10 176
Mitchell served as the top target for a Mission Hills' offense that averaged more than 42 points per game in 2012.
55 Ira Denson
Madison, Fla.
Madison County
OG 6-4 317
An Under Armour All-America, Denson was a key cog for a Madison County team that went 12-3 and advanced to the state Class 3A championship game.
56 Priest Willis
Tempe, Ariz.
Marcos De Niza
S 6-2 185
Willis registered 55 tackles and two interceptions in 2012 before taking part in the Under Armour All-America Game.
57 DeMarcus Walker
Jacksonville, Fla.
Sandalwood
DE 6-4 280
Walker bulldozed his way to 16 sacks and 30 tackles for loss while leading Sandalwood to a 9-3 campaign.
58 Brendan Mahon
Randolph, N.J.
Randolph
OG 6-5 315
A participant in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Mahon helped lead Randolph to a 7-4 mark during his senior year.
59 Wyatt Teller
Bealeton, Va.
Liberty
DE 6-4 264
Teller racked up 11 sacks, 123 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles during his impressive senior effort.
60 Steve Elmer
Midland, Mich.
Midland
OT 6-6 305
Elmer was named the AP's Division 1-2 Player of the Year in Michigan after paving the way for a Midland attack that rushed for more than 2,000 yards.
61 Dee Liner
Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Muscle Shoals
DE 6-2 274
Liner completed his senior season with 79 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception and one blocked punt.
62 Justin Davis
Stockton, Calif.
Lincoln
RB 6-1 194
Davis compiled 1,927 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns in leading Lincoln to the second round of the CIF San-Joaquin Section playoffs.
63 Alvin Bailey
Seffner, Fla.
Armwood
WR 5-11 170
The elusive Bailey accounted for more than 1,000 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns during his senior season.
64 Keanu Neal
Bushnell, Fla.
South Sumter
S 6-1 203
Neal was the leader of a South Sumter defensive unit that surrendered just 11 points per game and notched three shutouts.
65 Darius James
Killeen, Texas
Harker Heights
C 6-5 319
James broke his foot in the first game of the 2012 season, but he returned in time to play both ways in the state Class 5A Division I playoffs.
66 ArDarius Stewart
Fultondale, Ala.
Fultondale
ATH 6-1 190
A finalist for Alabama's Mr. Football award, Stewart passed for 15 touchdowns and rushed for another 29 scores as a senior.
67 Marcell Harris
Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Phillips
S 6-1 207
Despite sitting out four games with a knee injury, Harris still managed to compile 52 tackles and eight pass breakups during his senior year.
68 DeSean Smith
Lake Charles, La.
Barbe
TE 6-4 222
Smith was Barbe's top target all season, and he made four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the state Class 5A championship game.
69 Robbie Rhodes
Fort Worth, Texas
Southwest
WR 6-1 186
The explosive Rhodes finished 2012 with 30 receptions for 913 yards -- a 30.43 yards-per-catch average -- and 15 touchdowns.
70 Henry Poggi
Baltimore, Md.
Gilman School
DT 6-4 260
The Baltimore-area standout recorded 63 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for Gilman as a senior.
71 Troy Williams
Harbor City, Calif.
Narbonne
QB 6-0 173
Williams passed for 2,886 yards and 39 touchdowns to carry Narbonne to a 14-1 mark and the City Section Division I title in 2012.
72 Ryan Green
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Catholic
RB 5-10 187
Green was sidelined for most of his senior season with a shoulder injury, but he rushed for 1,171 yards and scored 16 total touchdowns as a junior.
73 Hayden Rettig
Los Angeles, Calif.
Cathedral
QB 6-4 210
Rettig completed 261-of-485 passes for 3,424 yards, 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 2012 while leading Cathedral to a 10-3 mark.
74 John Montelus
Everett, Mass.
Everett
OG 6-5 295
Montelus bolstered an Everett attack that averaged more than 32 points per game and won the state Division IA East title.
75 Terrell Newby
West Hills, Calif.
Chaminade
RB 5-10 180
The dynamic Newby recorded back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons and scored 105 touchdowns during his high school career.
76 James Quick
Louisville, Ky.
Trinity
WR 6-1 180
A U.S. Army All-American, Quick concluded his senior season with 85 catches for 1,416 yards and 16 touchdowns.
77 Grant Hill
Huntsville, Ala.
Huntsville
OG 6-6 315
Hill paved the way for a Huntsville team that went 7-5 in 2012 and reached the second round of the state Class 6A playoffs.
78 Adam Breneman
Camp Hill, Pa.
Cedar Cliff
TE 6-5 228
Breneman missed his entire senior season with a knee injury, but he racked up 1,120 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior.
79 Tyren Jones
Marietta, Ga.
Walton
RB 5-8 185
Jones wrapped up his senior year with 287 carries, 1,854 yards and 18 touchdowns despite missing limited time due to injury.
80 Tahaan Goodman
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Rancho Cucamonga
S 6-2 185
A two-way player, Goodman collected 59 tackles in addition to rushing for nine touchdowns for Rancho Cucamonga as a senior.
81 Shane Morris
Warren, Mich.
De La Salle
QB 6-3 183
Morris completed 62-of-113 passing attempts for 738 yards and six touchdowns in six games for De La Salle in 2012.
82 Patrick Kugler
Wexford, Pa.
North Allegheny
OG 6-5 280
Kugler served as the driving force behind a North Allegheny offense that averaged nearly 42 points per game and finished 16-0 this season.
83 Holland Fisher
Midlothian, Va.
Manchester
S 6-1 196
A defensive standout at Manchester, Fisher impressed scouts and coaches during this year's Under Armour All-America Game.
84 Ezekiel Elliott
St. Louis, Mo.
John Burroughs School
RB 6-0 198
Elliott tallied more than 1,700 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns while leading John Burroughs to a 13-2 mark as a senior.
85 Damore'ea Stringfellow
Moreno Valley, Calif.
Rancho Verde
WR 6-2 205
Stringfellow was one of the primary playmakers on a Rancho Verde offense that averaged 35 points per game in 2012.
86 Antonio Conner
Batesville, Miss.
South Panola
S 6-2 202
Conner registered 69 tackles, three interceptions and 17 passes defended in leading South Panola to a 13-2 record and state Class 6A title.
87

T.J. Logan
Greensboro, N.C.
Northern Guilford

RB 5-9 175
Logan completed his senior season with 293 carries, 3,147 rushing yards, 350 receiving yards and 55 total touchdowns.
88 Yannick Ngakoue
Washington, D.C.
Friendship Collegiate
LB 6-3 240
The ultra-athletic Ngakoue spearheaded a Friendship Collegiate defense that allowed just 14 points per game in 2012.
89 Eli Apple
Voorhees, N.J.
Eastern
CB 6-0 185
Apple amassed more than 20 pass breakups as a senior while helping Eastern advance to the second round of the state South Group 5 playoffs.
90 Evan Lisle
Centerville, Ohio
Centerville
OT 6-6 265
A U.S. Army All-American, Lisle was the anchor of Centerville's offensive line during its 6-4 campaign this season.
91 Deoundrei Davis
Cypress, Texas
Cypress Woods
LB 6-3 215
Davis emerged as one of the top linebacking recruits in the nation before suffering a season-ending knee injury as a senior.
92 Kendell Beckwith
Jackson, La.
East Feliciana
ATH 6-3 228
Beckwith helped guide East Feliciana to a 9-4 record before taking part in the Under Armour All-America Game.
93 Jeremy Johnson
Montgomery, Ala.
Carver
QB 6-6 215
Johnson was named Alabama's Mr. Football after passing for 3,193 yards, rushing for 705 yards and accounting for 40 total touchdowns as a senior.
94 Michael Hutchings
Concord, Calif.
De La Salle
LB 6-2 210
Hutchings piled up 113 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three interceptions for a De La Salle team that went undefeated in 2012.
95 Tony Stevens
Orlando, Fla.
Evans
WR 6-3 175
Stevens reeled in 29 catches for 516 receiving yards and seven touchdowns during his senior season at Evans.
96 Justin Manning
Dallas, Texas
Kimball
DT 6-2 275
The versatile Manning shined at both defensive tackle and defensive end during Kimball's 9-3 campaign this season.
97 Peter Kalambayi
Matthews, N.C.
Butler
LB 6-3 238
Kalambayi compiled 97 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception during Butler's 15-0 march to the state Class 4AA title.
98 Antwuan Davis
Bastrop, Texas
Bastrop
CB 6-0 180
A two-way star, Davis had 23 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery on defense in addition to 295 rushing yards and two touchdowns on offense.
99 Anu Solomon
Las Vegas, Nev.
Bishop Gorman
QB 6-1 202
A veteran four-year starter, Solomon connected on 153-of-225 attempts for 2,849 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior.
100 Dontre Wilson
DeSoto, Texas
DeSoto
RB 5-10 174
Wilson broke out for 1,895 rushing yards and 48 total touchdowns in 2012 as DeSoto advanced to the state Class 5A Division I championship game.
 
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