If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: It’s never too early to start evaluating prospects. While right now all the prospects in the class of 2013 are getting all the attention, there’s a solid group of guys building up the 2014 class.
A prospect can start getting offers pretty much at anytime. You always hear of instances when an elite prospect gets a huge offer at an incredibly early age.
There were stories of Derrick Williams getting an offer from Joe Paterno when Williams was in 7th grade.
David Sills, a sophomore quarterback from Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton MD, got an offer from UCLA when he was 11, and gave a verbal commitment to Southern Cal when he was 13. He’s merely 16 right now and won’t graduate until 2015.
So it’s not all that crazy to think that there are already many prospects in the class of 2014 are already committed. Let’s take a look at a few of them…
Dalvin Cook- Running Back- Miami (FL) Miami Central- Talented back recently committed to Clemson over Florida State, LSU, Miami and Southern Cal.
Nick Glass- Safety- Atlanta (GA) St. Pius X School- In April Glass chose Georgia over Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee and a slew of other powers.
J.C. Jackson-Wide Receiver- Immokalee (FL) Immokalee- This electrifying playmaker is choosing Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami.
Rafe Peavey- Quarterback- Bolivar (MO) Bolivar- Possibly the best quarterback of the class, Peavey gave a verbal commitment to Arkansas- over the likes of Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss and UCLA.
Jordan Poland- Tackle- La Jolla (CA) La Jolla Country Day- This behemoth 6’8’’ 335lb tackle is picking the Trojans of Southern Cal over Arizona State and UCLA.
Travonte Valentine- Defensive Tackle- Palm Bay (FL) Bayside- Valentine is arguably the best player in the class at this incredibly early stage. He is committed to Florida right now over literally everyone in the country. He has offers from every contender in the country.