College Football’s Top 10 Uncommitted Recruits
College Football's Top 10 Uncommitted Recruits
Uncommitted recruits at this stage in the season are like smoking hot girls at a school dance who are standing by the punch bowl not talking to anyone; you want to be assertive, but not too pushy. Aggressive, but not over the edge. After all, they can smell those kinds of things.
A top recruit, just one, can change the landscape of your program for seasons to come. Having a top talent sign one year, even if it's late, can generate a snowball effect for seasons afterwards. It can also add flair and meaning to a class who is already in a strong position to make an immediate impact on the field.
And just when you think you know who already has the best classes sealed up, think again. The guys on this list can change the rankings of their prospective teams in a heartbeat. Offense and defense, there are some players yet to commit who are going to be some flat-out game changers.
We also have some breaking news regarding a couple of the high-profile athletes on the countdown, including things they've recently tweeted as well as some things they've said in the past few days that give good indications about their future. You'll certainly want to check these things out.
Who are they, and where do they fit in on our top 10? Without any further delay, let's count down the top 10 remaining recruits, starting with a small group of honorable mentions to make sure we didn't offend too many people.
Laquon Treadwell, WR
In the past few weeks, the talented wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is said to have trimmed his list of potential schools down to five, that is the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, Michigan State Spartans, and the Michigan Wolverines.
But as time has gone on, his list may have grown. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were glad that Treadwell was in Norman to watch their team play, as they believed they showcased to him what a difference maker he could be in their offense. And if you want some late-breaking news, here it is...just last night, Treadwell tweeted that he spoke with LSU Tigers coach Les Miles. It appears that Treadwell is far from making a decision, and he may be adding more names to the list before it's all said and done.
Greg Bryant, RB
One thing known for certain about Greg Bryant is that he will likely not choose Oklahoma, after decommitting from the Sooners back in late July. Indeed, the SEC has enticed him away, and it's down to three schools for the prized running back. The suitors are the Auburn Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks. Signing with Auburn would be huge, as the Tigers already have three 5-star recruits committed, all on the defensive side of the ball. Adding Bryant, and it would be hard to argue that Auburn didn't have the top SEC recruiting class.
Stacy Coley, WR
The list of potential schools for Stacy Coley is massive. Nearly every SEC and Big 12 school is after him. But neither of those conferences may have a leg up on him. His most high profile preference? He may be leaning at playing for the Florida State Seminoles. Word is that he is also very high on the West Virginia Mountaineers. Coley is a player that will likely come down to signing day in February.
No. 10: Tim Williams, DE
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tim Williams is a stud, with incredible quickness off the line, just the kind of player that his in-state flagship institution LSU would recruit. Only problem is that Williams has little interest in staying in-state. His ideal situation is down in Florida playing for either the Seminoles or the Miami Hurricanes. Although he has given an official visit to FSU, and not Miami, Williams himself claims he grew up a 'Canes fan. This one could go either way.
No. 9: Dorian Johnson, OT
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
If you're looking for a standout offensive tackle to be an instant impact player for your running game, look no further than Dorian Johnson. At one point believed to be headed to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions, sanctions have turned the prized recruit off. His short list looks like the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pitt Panthers and Virginia Tech Hokies. However, a recent visit to Ohio State for their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, with no other visits planned at this time, shows that the Buckeyes may be the front-runner for his services.
No. 8: Antonio Conner, S
Officially, the scenarios for Antonio Conner are plenty as there are many schools he simply won't rule out yet. But where some players may not want to hurt any feelings, you have to look at where the praise is going to get a good idea on where he may end up.
To say that this could be an absolute dream scenario for Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss would be an understatement. It's believed that the Rebels have a leg up on Alabama. Although Conner's potential list is technically at half the SEC, he may end up staying in-state. If Freeze can get him to commit soon, it could open up the floodgates for others in limbo, but as of right now it looks like even if it went to the last day that Conner is big on the Rebels.
No. 7: Robert Foster, WR
After rumors that his Ohio State visit didn't go well, and listing Pitt in his final three as kind of a formality, Robert Foster's recent visit to Alabama is pretty much an indicator that the deal is sealed, right?
Not at all. The talented wideout, who many services have tabbed as the nation's No. 1 receiver, made his visit to Alabama on October 27, but has said absolutely nothing about it. Sources close to Foster believe that he actually favors the offensive scheme at Ohio State, and could see himself much more involved in Columbus than playing for the more run-oriented Tide. It will come down to these two schools, and there is likely more to unfold in this story before all is said and done.
No. 6: Kendell Beckwith, ATH
Perhaps the most versatile player in the country, Kendell Beckwith could play nearly every position on the field except offensive line. A quarterback at high school, Beckwith is seen as being a potential college standout at the defensive end position.
When it comes down to who to play for, he is favoring in-state LSU, but don't rule out Alabama just yet. Beckwith has all but dismissed Auburn, but the Tide still have his attention. Beckwith may end up waiting until signing day to make his decision.
No. 5: Matthew Thomas, LB
At one point it was believed that Matthew Thomas would be staying in town to play for the Hurricanes, but if his recent visits have anything to say about that, he's interested in playing for Florida State. Also don't rule out the USC Trojans, because Thomas sure hasn't.
Back in mid-summer, Alabama was clearly the favorite for Thomas. And although Alabama is certainly in the mix, it could be any of the four schools mentioned. Thomas has flip-flopped around so much, and is such a quiet character that keeps to himself, it's hard to get a read on what he wants to do. Only time will tell what his ultimate decision will be.
No. 4: Montravius Adams, OT
With so many schools still a possibility for Montravius Adams, it's better to see who he's ruled out than to try and play favorites.
After taking a visit to the Clemson Tigers program in the summer, Adams was still very high on Auburn. But he's also taken a recent visit to Georgia, and still praises Alabama and the Florida Gators. Some will say that Auburn is the front-runner for Adams, but he has simply not ruled out enough schools to make that a clear distinction.
No. 3: Ricky Seals-Jones, WR
You can throw all of the other contenders out the window as far as Ricky Seals-Jones is concerned. It's a two-horse race between the Texas A&M Aggies and LSU at this point.
Two days ago, Seals-Jones was spotted on the practice field with Texas A&M gloves on. But with a visit planned for November 2 to LSU, he hasn't made his mind up just yet. Although most fans believe that he is signed, sealed and delivered to College Station, Seals-Jones himself said, "I was just wearing the gloves because they looked nice and everybody likes the inside of them. So I decided to throw them on."
LSU will be showing the No. 2 overall recruit out of Texas the top-class treatment on his visit, scheduled for tomorrow as of the publication of this article. He may make his decision before the end of November.
No. 2: Mackensie Alexander, CB
There are a few schools on Mackensie Alexander's list, including Nebraska, Michigan State and Alabama, but Clemson is above them, and if you want the real choice right now, Texas A&M is sticking out above all the rest.
After his recent visit to College Station, Alexander was said to have had great conversation and communication with coaches. Current players were extremely impressed with him. Alexander didn't want to let any cat out of the bag and said, "...we'll have to see what happens," with regard to A&M, but Clemson was on the table back in mid-August when he was still considering USC. Texas A&M is looking like his future destination, barring something about another school wooing him in the 11th hour.
No. 1: Laremy Tunsil, OT
Lake City, Florida
And folks, here he is; raw power. Without question he is ready to start for any FBS team. This 6'6" 295 pound beast is capable of owning nearly any end in college football. His mere presence is enough to make defensive coordinators have to plan around him.
Laremy Tunsil will be making an official visit to Alabama on November 10, but has maintained that he will not make a decision until national signing day. Every school you can think of is in the mix, but most recruiting services believe it's simply down to Alabama and Georgia.
To me it boils down to this: Tunsil said two days ago that, "I guess you could say that Derrick is going to play a big role in my decision," referring to Derrick Henry, the running back who decommitted from Georgia to join Alabama's class. With so many people wanting Tunsil, and Tunsil himself saying it boils down to a player who's left Georgia for Alabama, it may really be a lot more clear than many think as far as where he'll end up.