Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NUC Five Star - Underclassmen Top 30

NUC Five Star - Underclassmen Top 30
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NUC Five Star - Underclassmen Top 30

Courtesy: National Underclassmen Football Combine Staff
          Release: May 14, 2013
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2013 NUC Five-Star Showcase
Underclassmen Top 30
The 2013 NUC Five-Star Showcase Series has come to an end. Over 1,400 prospects from around the country have participated in a Five-Star Showcase. This past year events were held in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Dallas and Springfield, Illinois.

It is now time to announce the Top 30 underclassmen based on performance and potential. NUC President/CEO Dave Schuman and NUC VP/National Analyst Barry Every have both compiled their own Top 30. It is never easy quantifying talent but we felt it necessary to reward those competitors that worked hard and displayed the ability to continue their football careers at the next level.
 


Barry's Top 30

1.      
Zach Stewart, OL, 6-4/298, Coalfield HS, TN (2015)- Carolinas 5-Star

Stewart possesses all the skills to be considered one of the top linemen in the country.

2.      
Juwan Johnson, WR, 6-4.5/197, Glassboro HS, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

Johnson is a giant target with soft hands that just presents matchup problems.

3.      
Jerry Tillery, OL, 6-7/325, Evangel Christian, LA (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Tillery is a true left offensive tackle with impeccable character and tremendous academics.

4.      
Rashan Gary, DL, 6-4/283, Scotch Plains Fanwood HS, NJ (2016) - East 5-Star

It's still hard to believe that this Greek God is only a freshman.

5.      
Malik Antoine, DB, 5-10/165, University Lab School, LA (2016) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Antoine already had excellent height and the skill set to become a coveted cover corner.

6.      
Quincy Watts, WR, 5-10, 174, Ocean Lakes HS, VA (2015) - East 5-Star

Watts combines speed and soft hands a deadly combination.

7.      
Arthur McGinnis, III, LB, 6-3/204, Warren Easton HS, LA (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

This athletic giant linebacker can gobble up yardage in a blink of an eye.

8.      
Austin Aaron, WR/TE, 6-5/193, Napa HS, CA (2015) - West 5-Star

Aaron runs precise routes and excels at high pointing the ball.

9.      
Sam Letton, WR/TE, 6-3/212, Lexington Catholic, KY (2016) - Midwest 5-Star

Letton has freaky body control when attacking the ball.

10.  
Nate Mays, LB, 6-2/191, Gordon Central, GA (2015) - Midwest 5-Star

This long athletic linebacker has superior lateral movement.

11.  
Devonte Williams, RB/ATH, 5-10/172, The Bullis School, MD (2015) - East 5-Star

Williams could play RB, WR or CB at the next level.

12.  
Collin Fountain, OL, 6-3/307, Barbe HS, LA (2016) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Fountain has a tremendous powerbase and is just so light on his feet for a young lineman.

13.  
Joshua Jordan, DL, 6-3/300, Walnut Ridge HS, OH (2015) - Midwest 5-Star

Jordan has the perfect body to play defensive tackle at the next level.

14.  
Isaiah Zuber, WR, 5-11/160, Stephenson HS, GA (2015) - South 5-Star

Zuber runs perfect routes and has excellent body control.

15.  
Tre' Nation, RB, 5-10/200, Leeds HS, AL (2016) - South 5-Star

He has the size and speed to be an every down back at the next level.

16.  
Reggie Turner, RB, 5-11/167, Miami Jackson HS, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

This back is just flat out fast with soft hands out of the backfield.

17.  
Tyler Horton, DB, 6-0/160, Fresno-Edison HS, CA (2015) - West 5-Star

Horton has the coveted height that college coaches like in cover corners.

18.  
RJ Edwards, RB/ATH, 6-1/210, St. Joseph Regional, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

Edwards was one of the best looking prospects on the hoof at a Five-Star event this year.

19.  
Malik Dear, RB, 5-11/197, Murrah HS, MS (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Dear has the size to play every down and distance plus soft hands.

20.  
Russell Ude, DE, 6-3/245, Westminster School, GA (2015) - South 5-Star

Ude is a high motor defender with a great physique.

21.  
Robert Washington, RB, 5-9/190, Southlake Christian, NC (2016) - Carolinas 5-Star

Washington has a powerful lower body made for yards after contact.

22.  
DJ Brown, RB, 5-9/165, Little Rock Catholic, AR (2015) - Southwest 5-Star

Brown is your quintessential all-purpose back.

23.  
Mook Reynolds, DB, 5-10/160, Northern Guilford, NC (2015) - Carolinas 5-Star

Reynolds already has the height and skills set to attract college offers.

24.  
Malik Miller, RB, 5-9/185, Griffin HS, GA (2015) - Carolinas 5-Star

Miller possesses excellent forward body lean and soft hands.

25.  
Steven Gonzalez, OL, 6-4/315, Union City HS, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

This huge run mashing offensive lineman could play several positions along the line.

26.  
Wyatt Knopfke, OL, 6-5/277, Cardinal Mooney, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

Knopfke is a versatile offensive lineman that could project at several positions.

27.  
Deandre Francois, QB, 6-0.5/177, Olympia HS, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

Francois had one of the liveliest arms the entire NUC 5-Star Showcase season.

28.  
Jalen Harris, TE/OL, 6-4.5/250, St. James School, AL (2015) - South 5-Star

Harris could easily grow into a blue-chip offensive lineman.

29.  
Douglas Adams, DE, 6-3/235, Estrella Foothills HS, AZ (2015) - Southwest 5-Star

Adams played with great leverage and has excellent overall body structure.

30.  
Jake Baumert, OL, 6-2/275, Lovejoy HS, TX (2015) - Southwest 5-Star

This is one powerful interior offensive line prospect.

Others Considered: Case Brabham, QB, Trinity Christian, TX (2015); Maurice Burton, Jr., DL, Simeon HS, IL (2015); Kaleb Chalmers, DB, Greenwood HS, SC (2015); Korey Charles, RB, Lincoln HS, FL (2016); Adeyemi Da Silva, QB, Palisades Park-Leonia, NJ (2015); Dillon Faamatau, DL, Norwalk HS, CA (2015); Seth Franks, QB, Brookwood HS, AL (2015); Martez Ivey, OL, Apopka HS, FL (2015); Drake Jackson, OL, Lexington Catholic, KY (2016); Trey Lee, DB, Thomas Stone HS, MD (2015); Dexter Neal, WR, Stephenson HS, GA (2015); Josh Page, RB, Williams Field HS, AZ (2015); Logan Price, TE, Putnam City North HS, OK (2015); David Richardson, DB, Rockwall-Heath HS, TX (2015); Alex Simmons, LB, South Oak Cliff HS, TX (2015); Bryce Sutherland, WR, De La Salle, IL (2015); Colby Tuthill, QB, Ft. Walton Beach HS, FL (2015); Bryce Wilson, DB, Atlanta-Carver HS, GA (2015); Johnny Wilson, OL, 6-4/275, Midland Christian, TX (2015); Brett Zanotto, LB, Franklin Regional, PA (2015).


Coach Schuman's Top 30

1.      
Zach Stewart, OL, 6-4/298, Coalfield HS, TN (2015) - Carolinas 5-Star

Simply put the most dominate performance of any linemen regardless of grad year.

2.      
Steven Gonzalez, OL, 6-4/315, Union City HS, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

I really like his size and strength not to mention he is tough as nails.

3.      
Malik Antoine, DB, 5-10/165, University Lab, LA (2016) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Antoine had the best skill set of any defensive back this past 5-Star Showcase season.

4.      
Rashan Gary, DL, 6-4/283, Scotch Plains Fanwood HS, NJ (2016) - East 5-Star

Gary has to be one of the best looking prospects in the entire country for the class of 2016.

5.      
Juwan Johnson, WR, 6-4.5/197, Glassboro HS, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

This receiver is very Calvin John-like in the away he attacks the ball.

6.      
Isaiah Zuber, WR, 5-11/160, Stephenson HS, GA (2015) - South 5-Star

Zuber outshined one of the largest receiver groups at any 5-Star this year.

7.      
Arthur McGinnis, III, 6-3/204, Warren Easton HS, LA (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

I just love long linebackers that can cover large chunks of real estate.

8.      
DJ Brown, RB, 5-9/165, Little Rock Catholic, AR (2015) - Southwest 5-Star

Brown was just so quick while possessing very soft hands.

9.      
Jerry Tillery, OL, 6-7/325, Evangel Christian, LA (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Giant left offensive tackles are always sat a premium.

10.  
Austin Aaron, TE, 6-5.5/193, Napa HS, CA (2015) - West 5-Star

His size is a mismatch problem and he can really adjust to the ball.

11.  
Sam Letton, TE, 6-3/212, Lexington Catholic, KY (2016) - Midwest 5-Star

Letton dominated the competition making the tough catch look easy.

12.  
Joshua Jordan, DL, 6-3/300, Walnut Ridge HS, OH (2015) - Midwest 5-Star

Jordan is very strong at the point of attack and has a great body for inflicting damage.

13.  
Collin Fountain, OL, 6-3/307, Barbe HS, LA (2016) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Fountain looks like a grown playing with boys!

14.  
Reggie Turner, RB, 5-11/167, Miami Jackson HS, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

Turner may have been the fastest underclassmen at any 5-Star event this year.

15.  
Wyatt Knopfke, OL, 6-5/277, Cardinal Mooney, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

This guy was so polished with great size I thought he was a rising senior.

16.  
Nate Mays, LB, 6-2/191, Gordon Central, GA (2015) - Midwest 5-Star

Mays came all the way from Georgia and stood out in one of the deepest LBer groups.

17.  
Quincy Watts, WR, 5-10/174, Ocean Lakes HS, VA (2015) - East 5-Star

How does Ocean Lakes keep coming up with these great athetes?

18.  
Martez Ivey, OL, 6-7/266, Apopka HS, FL (2015) - Florida 5-Star

Ivey has the size and athletic ability to grow into a monster.

19.  
Malik Miller, RB, 5-9/185, Griffin HS, GA (2015) - Carolinas 5-Star

Miller continues to come to NUC events and dominate.

20.  
Tre' Nation, RB, 5-10/200, Leeds HS, AL (2016) - South 5-Star

Nation already has the size and power to dominate at the varsity level.

21.  
Robert Washington, RB, 5-9/190, Southlake Christian, NC (2016) - Carolinas 5-Star

Washington keeps getting better and better and should end up a national level recruit.

22.  
Devonte Williams, RB, 5-10/172, The Bullis School, MD (2015) - East 5-Star

Williams made linebackers look silly during one-on-ones.

23.  
Malik Dear, RB, 5-10.5/197, Murrah HS, MS (2015) - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Dear combines size, power and speed to dominate his opponents.

24.  
Mook Reynolds, DB, 5-10/160, Northern Guilford HS, NC (2015) - Carolinas 5-Star

Reynolds is such a perfectionist while gliding in his backpedal.

25.  
Tyler Horton, DB, 6-0/160, Fresno-Edison HS, CA (2015) - West 5-Star

Horton stood out amongst the best position group at the West 5-Star.

26.  
Adeyemi Da Silva, QB, 6-2/181, Palisades Park-Leonia, NJ (2015) - East 5-Star

Da Silva has the size and arm strength that college coaches desire in a signal caller.

27.  
Kaleb Chalmers, DB, 5-10/170, Greenwood HS, SC - Carolinas 5-Star

Chalmers was all over the secondary breaking up passes and making plays.

28.  
Colby Tuthill, QB, 6-2/200, Fort Walton Beach HS, FL - Louisiana/Mississippi 5-Star

Tuthill has flawless throwing mechanics and very good size.

29.  
Jake Baumert, OL, 6-2/270, Lovejoy HS, TX - Southwest 5-Star

Baumert can bench press the world and it showed during one-on-ones.

30.  
Jalen Harris, TE, 6-4.5/250, St. James School, AL - South 5-Star

This huge tight end has soft hands and knows how to use his size to dominate.

Others
Considered: Douglas Adams, DE, Estrella Foothills HS, AZ (2015); Case Brabham, QB, Trinity Christian, TX (2015); Maurice Burton, Jr., DL, Simeon HS, IL (2015); Korey Charles, RB, Lincoln HS, FL (2016); Dillon Faamatau, DL, Norwalk HS, CA (2015); Seth Franks, QB, Brookwood HS, AL (2015); Dalton Frasure, TE, Prestonsburg HS, KY (2016); D'Angelo Gaines, RB, Winter Haven HS, FL (2015); Tyler  Horstman, DL, Vero Beach HS, FL (2015); Drake Jackson, OL, Lexington Catholic, KY (2016); James Locke, DB, Beaumont Central, TX (2015); Nicholas Lockett, DB, Western Hills HS, KY (2015); Wesley McKoy, QB/ATH Don Bosco Prep, NJ (2015); Nick McLaughlin, WR, Lakeview Centennial HS, TX (2015); Dexter Neal, WR, Stephenson HS, GA (2015); Tyler Norris, TE, Dobyns-Bennett HS, TN (2015); Sewo Olonilua, RB, Kingwood HS, TX (2016); Josh Page, RB, Williams Field HS, AZ (2015); Logan Price, TE, Putnam City North HS, OK (2015); Nick Ralston, RB, Argyle HS, TX (2015); David Richardson, DB, Rockwall-Heath HS, TX (2015); Alex Simmons, LB, South Oak Cliff HS, TX (2015); Bryce Sutherland, WR, De La Salle, IL (2015); Dwon Walker, DB, St. Peters Prep, NJ (2015); Raekwon Webb, RB, Rutherford HS, FL (2015); Johnny Wilson, OL, Midland Christian, TX (2015); Zachary Wilson, WR, Bishop Amat, CA (2015); Brett Zanotto, LB, Franklin Regional, PA (2015).



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