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SI/TAKKLE.com Top 200 Football Players

The Rankings were compiled by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA), led by Bob Chmiel and Randy Taylor. Chmiel brings more than 25 years of recruiting experience, including seven years as Notre Dame's director of football Operations, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. He also served as Michigan's recruiting coordinator. Taylor was UCLA's director of football operations from 1996-2003 and was once honored as the nation's No. 1 director of football operations for his recruiting success. These rankings will be updated throughout the season and will include season statistics, college commitments, a list of schools the player is considering and videos on TAKKLE.com. To see the full list on TAKKLE go here.

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
76DB
Northmont
Clayton, OH
6'1"181 Video

CJ is a solid DB overall but excels in zone coverage. He reads routes and does a nice job of picking up keys from the backfield. He has good ball skills and competes.

Being recruited by: Ohio State

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
77ATH
Marshall
Marshall, TX
5'11"175Coming Soon

Darius is fast and quick. He has terrific feet and hips to allow him to play either side of the ball but he is very dangerous with the ball in his hands. He will make the transition from playing QB to playing receiver or corner and returner.

Being recruited by: Oklahoma

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
78DB
Jenks
Jenks, OK
6'0"185Coming Soon

There's a place on the football field for a guy like this. He plays hard, will hit and can run. He's a better run stopper from the back end than a true cover guy and he'll help on special teams.

Being recruited by: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, USC, Texas

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
79LB
Palm Beach Central
Wellington, FL
6'1"218 Video

Jon is a hard hitting versatile player. He fronts the runner up very well and attacks from inside out on anything to the edge with speed and urgency. He can play safety but LB is his best position.

Being recruited by: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Miami

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
80DB
Barbe
Lake Charles, LA
6'0"174 Video

Janzen is a blur on the way to the ball carrier and throws all of his 174 pounds into every hit. He runs very well and breaks on the ball with speed and an urgency.

Being recruited by: LSU

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
81WR
Edison
Fresno, CA
6'2"190Coming Soon

Ro has good feet and flexible, loose hips. He is hard to get a clean shot on. If he continues to grow and hit the weight room he'll get faster and be a very good intermediate receiver or a safety prospect.

Being recruited by: Arizona, California, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Utah, Fresno State

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
82OL
Timberland
Saint Stephen, SC
6'3"315 Video

Q is a powerful down blocker and will come off the ball with good pad level when he's drive blocking. He gets to the second level and is pretty agile when he gets there.

Being recruited by: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina St., South Carolina, Tennessee

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
83DE
Garfield Heights
Garfield Heights, OH
6'5"245Coming Soon

Fellows is a big old raw kid that can move. He can really deliver a blow. When he learns ins and outs of playing the DE spot he'll be a force.

Being recruited by: Ohio State

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
84LB
New Braunfels
New Braunfels, TX
6'1"210Coming Soon

This guy gets it... he understands football. You see where the ball is going, you run as fast as you can to the ball and then you hit the guy with the ball as hard as you can! He's not the greatest athlete but he can make plays through desire.

Being recruited by: Oklahoma

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
85DE
Morgan Park
Chicago, IL
6'5"260Coming Soon

Craig looks the part and has tools that will match in time. He's playing on the end but should put on good weight naturally to move inside. He could be a terrific end in the 3-4.

Being recruited by: Illinois

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
86DT
West Gadsden
Quincy, FL
6'3"275Coming Soon

Brown is an active, sideline to sideline player. He chases the ball relentlessly and shows surprising closing speed when he gets close. His future looks very bright.

Being recruited by: Florida

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
87DE
Chaparral
Scottsdale, AZ
6'5"230 Video

The ideal edge guy. He is active, uses his hands well to get off the blocker and attacks the QB. When he adds some good weight at the next level he'll be hard to handle against the pass and the run.

Being recruited by: Michigan

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
88DB
South Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX
5'11"196 Video

Brent has a great feel for the game. He is active and doesn't stay blocked. His timing and angles of pursuit are terrific and he finishes. Kevin also has good cover skills.

Being recruited by: Kansas, LSU, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, USC, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
89WR
East St. Louis
East St. Louis (IL), IL
6'0"168 Video

Terry is a playmaker. He looks like he can go all the way whenever he touches the ball. He catches the ball well and can see the field to set up long runs. He will get faster in college which will make him more dangerous.

Being recruited by: Illinois

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
90DB
Skyline
Dallas, TX
5'10"160Coming Soon

Does a great job of planting his foot and breaking on the football and shows very good ball awareness. He also does a good job of coming off his receiver to force the run. He's a fluid athlete that competes

Being recruited by: Oklahoma

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
91ATH
Cartersville
Cartersville, GA
6'2"195 Video

Tate is a good size physical athlete that runs very well. He plays several positions now but looks like a special linebacker at the next level.

Being recruited by: Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, USC, Texas

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
92DE
West Florence High School
Florence, SC
6'4"255 Video

Goodman is a project that isn't too far from being complete. He has the size, feet, long arms and athleticism to be a really good defensive end.

Being recruited by: Clemson

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
93DB
Lowndes
Valdosta, GA
5'11"190Coming Soon

Gerald is athletic and competes. He fills the running lanes well and he anticipates and reacts quickly to the ball in the air. He does a nice job high pointing the football showing his ball skills.

Being recruited by: Florida State

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
94DB
Liberty
Youngston, OH
6'1"209 Video

Bell is a stout safety that does a great job of ball hawking and then breaking on the ball. He can get in the alleys and disrupt the run game as well as press the line of scrimmage and get in the backfield.

Being recruited by: Michigan

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
95DE
Pflugerville
Pflugerville, TX
6'4"232 Video

Alex is a smart player, he understands what the offense is trying to do to him and he can counter it. He also runs well and uses his hands. He's tough to handle now just wait until he's 270.

Being recruited by: Texas

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
96QB
Oconee County
Watkinsville, GA
6'4"229 Video

Zach has a great presence about him. He does a great job of looking down field and can feel pressure. He has good enough feet to move in the pocket and make every throw needed.

Being recruited by: Georgia

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
97OL
West Scranton
Scranton, PA
6'7"285 Video

Eric is a drive blocking machine. He sustains his blocks to the point of crushing the defender to the ground no matter how long it takes. He moves pretty well and is an effort guy.

Being recruited by: Penn State

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
98OL
Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill, TX
6'5"290 Video

His strength is run blocking where he has a chance to knock someone off the ball. He's fairly mobile but looks like a guard at the next level.

Being recruited by: Texas

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
99DB
Edison
Fresno, CA
6'2"200Coming Soon

TJ is a big physical safety that takes pride in his aggressive play. He does well around the line of scrimmage supporting the run or blitzing.

Being recruited by: USC

RANKPOS.PLAYER/SCHOOL/CITYHEIGHTWEIGHTVIDEOTAKKLE PROFILE
100OL
Lake Travis
Austin, TX
6'6"280Coming Soon

The "Big Hoss" locks on and doesn't let go. His best days should be at right tackle as he will knock the defensive off the ball and add up the pancakes.

Being recruited by: Texas

 
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