Recruiting doesn’t take a back seat to much in the world of college football, and it seems as if we've had more early commitments in recent years than ever before.
Earlier this summer, I presented a look at the 20 best high school players who have yet to make a verbal commitment to a school. Since then, some of the top players have given a verbal pledge, while many of the biggest programs in America continue to hotly pursue the top talents who have yet to make up their minds.
Today, let’s take a look at the revamped Top 20, with new names added to the list to take the place of those top athletes who have given their pledge.
Remember, however, that nothing is official until next February when each prep player sends in his national Letter of Intent.
1. OT Laremy Tunsil: Columbia High School; Lake City, FL
The 6-6, 295-pounder takes over the top undeclared spot from Robert Nkemdiche, who made his pledge to Clemson. Tunsil has great athleticism for an offensive tackle, and he has the body type to add weight without losing effectiveness. Alabama is among his top schools along with Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and USC.
2. WR Ricky Seals-Jones: Sealy High School; Sealy, TX
The 6-5, 220-pounder was named his district’s MVP as a junior while playing quarterback and safety. He could be an effective tight end but will most likely end up being a big receiver and a clutch red-zone option. His decommitment from Texas has LSU and Baylor fans excited because both of those schools are believed to be open to him playing basketball as well.
Matthew Thomas recorded 117 tackles and 13 sacks as a standout junior.
3. OLB Matthew Thomas: Booker T. Washington High School; Miami, FL
The 6-3, 205-pounder logged 117 tackles and 13 sacks as a standout junior. Florida State is considered the frontrunner for the defender's services.
4. CB Mackensie Alexander: Immokalee High School; Immokalee, FL
The 5-11, 175-pounder had 42 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups in 2011. He decommitted from Tennessee in March after his stock was rising, and he now has offers from major powers such as Alabama, LSU, Florida and Florida State.
5. DT Montravius Adams: Dooly County High School; Vienna, GA
The 6-3, 281-pounder notched 45 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in 2011. SEC teams are all over him, but so are USC, Clemson, Miami and Michigan State.
6. WR Laquon Treadwell: Crete-Monee High School; Crete, IL
The 6-3, 195-pounder caught 75 passes for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. Michigan and Notre Dame are considered the strongest possibilities to land the Midwest playmaker's services.
7. WR Robert Foster: Central Valley High School; Monaca, PA
The 6-3, 190-pounder turned heads at the recent U.S. Army All-American Combine. He said his favorite seven schools are Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pitt, Alabama, USC and Oregon.
8. DE Tim Williams: University Laboratory School; Baton Rouge, LA
The 6-3, 230-pounder recorded 115 tackles, including 45 tackles for loss, and 16 sacks as a junior. He plans to announce a decision before his senior season.
9. S Leon McQuay III: Armwood High School; Seffner, FL
The 6-2, 183-pounder notched 66 total tackles, nine pass deflections, four interceptions, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 2011. Michigan, Florida, Vanderbilt, Ohio State and Notre Dame are high on his list, among others. Some teams are recruiting him as a cornerback.
10. WR Stacy Coley: Northeast High School; Oakland Park, FL
The 6-1, 173-pounder recorded 33 receptions for 556 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Florida State, Florida, Clemson, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are among his biggest suitors.
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