While a great number of the nation’s top high school recruits have come off the board, signing with the likes of Bama, Florida, USC and countless others top programs across the country, there are still a plethora of prized-recruits left.
National Signing Day is approaching incredibly quickly. The absolute last chance teams and coaches have to ink the remaining players on their wish list arrives on Feb. 6.
However, unlike last-minute Christmas shopping, when wide-eyed and panting shoppers despair over rows upon rows of empty shelves, there are still several jewels remaining for programs to wrap up and present to their fans and boosters on a second holiday morning for college football fans.
Including the very best player in the entire nation.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top remaining recruits, in an order based on their position within the ESPN300 rankings. After that, we have provided the school or schools each of these players are said to have been leaning towards in the last few days, weeks or even years; an asterisk (*) denotes the player’s current favorite. For players with only one school next to their name, they are essentially a lock, but have yet to fully commit.
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287. Dillan Lawson, OLB, Crestview, Fla./Crestview — Academically ineligible
286. Jay-nard Bostwick, DT, Port Saint Lucie, Fla./West Centennial — Miami*, Florida
279. James Hearns, Tallahassee, OLB, Fla./Lincoln — Auburn*, Kentucky
259. DeVondre Seymour, OT, Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett — Georgia*, junior college
257. Zach Cunningham, OLB, Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley — Auburn
252. Andrew Billings, OG, Waco, Texas/Waco — Texas*, TCU, Baylor
249. Ryan Timmons, ATH, Frankfort, Ky./Franklin County — Ohio State*, Florida
243. Camion Patrick, WR, Lenior City, Tenn./Lenior City — JUCO
235. Michael Parker, ATH, Nokesville, Va./Kettle Run — Miami*, Tennessee
234. Jordan Wilkins, RB, Cordova, Tenn./Saint Benedict School — Ole Miss*, Vanderbilt
232. Jamel James, RB, Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch — Arizona State*, Notre Dame
228. Vita Vea, DE, Milpitas, Calif./Milpitas — Tennessee, JUCO
224. Taj Williams, WR, Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln — Auburn
222. Stacy Thomas, DE, Miami/Gulliver — West Virginia*, Miami
203. Cornelius Elder, RB, Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School — Vanderbilt*, UCLA, Ohio State
200. Paul James III, DE, Miami/Miami Norland — West Virginia*, Miami
197. Adrian Baker, ATH, Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna — Oklahoma*, Clemson
182. Jason Hatcher, DE, Louisville, Ky./Trinity — Louisville*, USC
162. Travis Johnson, TE, Tampa, Fla./Jesuit — South Florida*, Cincy, Mizzou, Rutgers
144. Denver Kirkland, OL, Miami/Booker T. Washington — Florida State, Miami
143. Asiantii Woulard, QB, Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park — Clemson*, UCLA, USF, Kentucky
138. Jermaine Grace, OLB, Miramar, Fla./Miramar — Miami*, Tennessee
135. Keith Bryant, Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community — Florida State
133. Marquez North, WR, Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek — Tennessee*, North Carolina
125. Tyrone Crowder, OG, Rockingham, N.C./Richmond — Clemson*, Georgia
120. Isaac Savaiinaea, ILB, Honolulu/Punahou — UCLA*, Texas A&M
107. Jordan Cunningham, WR, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Univ. School — Stanford
99. Quinton Powell, OLB, Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland — Florida*, USC
85. Kylie Fitts, DE, Redlands, Calif./Redlands East Valley — USC*, Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame, Utah
57. Alex Collins, RB, Plantation, Fla./S. Plantation — Miami
50. Vonn Bell, S, Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland — Alabama*, Tennessee
47. Stacy Coley, WR, Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast — Florida State
38. Derrick Green, RB, Richmond, Va./Hermitage — COMMITTED to Michigan
32. Alvin Kamara, RB, Norcross, Ga./Norcross — Alabama
26. Dee Liner, DE, Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals — Alabama*, Auburn
24. Antonio Conner, S, Batesville, Miss./South Panola — Ole Miss
16. Reuben Foster, ILB, Auburn, Ala./Auburn — Auburn*, Alabama, Georgia
13. Montravius Adams, DT, Vienna, Ga./Dooly County — Clemson
10. Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, Auburn, Calif./Placer — Alabama
6. Matthew Thomas, OLB, Miami/Booker T. Washington — Florida State, Miami, USC
5. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Lake City, Fla./Columbia — Georgia*, Alabama
4. Mackensie Alexander, CB, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee — Mississippi STate
1. Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Loganville, Ga./Grayson — Ole Miss*, LSU, Florida