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2014 Prospect Ranking Final Class of 2014 Top 50

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Nyles MorganLB
Crete, ILCrete Monee

Why the move up for Morgan? I was highly impressed weigh Nyles progression on there field in 2013.

4 stars6'1"222Notre Dame
#2Clifton GarrettLB
Joliet, ILPlainfield South

As close as close can be between Clifton and Nyles for the #1 spot. LSU is getting a great kid on and off the field.

4 stars6'2"222LSU
#3Dewayne HendrixDE
O'Fallon, ILO'Fallon

Nasty game changer type.

4 stars6'4"264Tennessee
#4Jamarco JonesOL
Chicago, ILDe La Salle

Another big time player who has a chance to make a major impact at the next level.

4 stars6'5"295Ohio St.
#5Clayton ThorsonQB
Wheaton, ILWheaton North

Huge pickup for the Wildcats and a recruit who is versatile, athletic and savy.

4 stars6'4"197Northwestern
#6Justin JacksonRB
Carol Stream, ILGlenbard North

Superman Goes to College.

4 stars5'11"180Northwestern
#7Parrker WestphalDB
Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook

Already in classes at Northwestern. Another highly athletic and versatile recruit here.

4 stars6'1"186Northwestern
#8Nic WeisharTE
Midlothian, ILMarist

I'll go to the grave claiming that this weird kid from Marist is the top tight end in this class.

4 stars6'5"230Notre Dame
#9Daniel HelmTE
Chatham, ILGlenwood

Wowed me as a sophomore at Kaneland.

4 stars6'4"216Tennessee
#10Mikale WilbonRB
Chicago, ILDe La Salle

Vandy's loss is Nebraska's gain.

4 stars5'8"191Nebraska
#11Enoch Smith Jr.DT
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Just seems to be getting better and better, even in the off season.

4 stars6'2"272Michigan St.
#12Brian AllenOL
Hinsdale, ILHinsdale Central

Grinder type who was highly undervalued by too many others.

4 stars6'2"285Michigan St.
#13Dylan ThompsonDE
Lombard, ILMontini

Big, mean and nasty.

3 stars6'4"271Ohio St.
#14Tanner FarmerOL
Highland, ILHighland

Came out of nowhere to become one of the top linemen in the nation.

4 stars6'4"315Nebraska
#15Ian BuntingTE
Hinsdale, ILHinsdale Central

When healthy Ian could have the highest level tools and abilities.

4 stars6'7"223Michigan
#16Trent SherfieldDB
Danville, ILDanville

Just worked his way to the top. Athletic kid with a burning desire to succeed here.

4 stars6'1"184Vanderbilt
#17Nile SykesLB
Lombard, ILMontini

Could end up being the potential steal of this class.

3 stars6'1"219Notre Dame
#18Nick AllegrettiOL
Frankfort, ILLincoln Way East

Just played at a much higher level in 2013 and really has upped his overall game.

3 stars6'4"280Illinois
#19Kyron WatsonLB
East St. Louis, ILEast St. Louis

A terrific player for the Jayhawks. land a few more of these Flyers and Kansas will become players.

3 stars6'0"226Kansas
#20Chris SlaytonDE
Crete, ILCrete Monee

Already has NFL type of physical tools.

3 stars6'3"258Syracuse
#21Chris JamesRB
Niles, ILNotre Dame For Boys

Pitt did well in landing this power back.

4 stars5'9"212Pittsburgh
#22Tommy MisterATH
Chicago, ILSt. Rita

Ended up with the Hoosiers and has the tools to be an impact player for Indiana.

3 stars6'0"198Indiana
#23Blake HanceOL
Jacksonville, ILJacksonville

Converted tight end will need a year or two of weights but has the potential to be a major contributor.

3 stars6'6"260Northwestern
#24Aaron RobertsOL
Chicago, ILDe La Salle

I felt that Roberts was underrated all year. No longer.

3 stars6'6"295Syracuse
#25Matt MorrisseyATH
Lincolnshire, ILStevenson

Smart kid and player here. Just makes plays.

3 stars6'3"185Michigan St.
#26Mike DudekWR
Naperville, ILNeuqua Valley

Could be a game breaker for the Illini. Has sneaky speed and terrific hands.

3 stars5'11"176Illinois
#27Brendan BrosnanOL
Park Ridge, ILMaine South

Ended up with Penn State. Has work to do but also has tremendous upside.

3 stars6'6"274Penn St.
#28Colton MoskalLB
Lake Zurich, ILLake Zurich

Just a solid all around player who will battle all comers.

3 stars6'0"204Syracuse
#29Matt DomerRB
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Another great running back in a terrific class of running backs in 2014.

3 stars6'0"188Illinois
#30Chase GianacakosOL
St. Charles, ILSt. Charles North

Huge upside at the next level. Will add size and strength from here on out.

3 stars6'5"288Michigan St.
#31Eric ShuteOL
Glen Ellyn, ILGlenbard West

Perfect inside guy who also is about as fundamentally sound as they come.

3 stars6'5"275N.C. State
#32Shane EvansOL
Crystal Lake, ILPrairie Ridge

No question a big time steal for the Huskies. NIU seems to recruit and win with kids like Evans.

3 stars6'4"296Northern Illinois
#33Simmie CobbsATH
Oak Park, ILOak Park River Forest

One of the few who's senior season helped his overall stock. Could play WR/S/OLB/DE down the road.

3 stars6'4"207Indiana
#34Jauan WesleyWR
Harvey, ILThornton Township

Terrific receiver with speed and hands. Could also be a kid who could earn early playing time.

3 stars5'10"165Iowa St.
#35Vontae DiggsLB
Downers Grove, ILDowners Grove North

Another recruit who I felt was under valued.

3 stars6'4"200Connecticut
#36Julian HyltonATH
Frankfort, ILLincoln-Way North

Will need to convert to defensive back but has the physical tools to be a steady contributor.

3 stars6'1"190Illinois
#37Greg TaylorDB
East St. Louis, ILEast St. Louis

Showed his versatility in 2013 as a stud running g back for the Flyers. Will be a great DB for the Tigers.

3 stars5'10"181Missouri
#38Ben NiemannATH
Sycamore, ILSycamore

More schools are going to regret not recruiting Niemann, mark my words.

2 stars6'3"185Iowa
#39Malik TurnerWR
Springfield, ILSacred Heart Griffin

Might be the biggest sleeper recruit in this class. When healthy Turner is a big time threat.

3 stars6'2"205Illinois
#40Steven RichardsonDT
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Too small blah blah blah. Richardson is a perfect fit in the Gophers defense.

3 stars5'11"285Minnesota
#41TJ EdwardsLB
Lake Villa, ILLakes Community

Converted quarterback has great athletic abilities. Wisconsin lives off these type of athletes.

3 stars6'2"215Wisconsin
#42Robert SpillaneATH
Oak Park, ILFenwick

Honestly the Rowers stole this one. Has Big Ten ability and an SEC mentality.

3 stars6'2"218W. Michigan
#43Yanni DemogerontasOL
Orland Park, ILSandburg

Yanni is one of those kids who years from now you'll say "why was he only a three star in high school?"

3 stars6'5"260Oregon St.
#44Denzel WardOL
Chicago, ILSimeon

Has all the physical tools in the world. Has work to do but his potential has never been questioned.

3 stars6'9"320Syracuse
#45Treevon PraterATH
East St. Louis, ILEast St. Louis

Was stolen away from WMU late. Very speedy and strong kid here.

3 stars6'0"178Syracuse
#46Lamar DawsonDB
Chicago, ILSt. Rita

Needs to add some weight and size this winter but when healthy has great cover skills.

2 stars5'11"177Syracuse
#47Zach NovoselskyOL
Lincolnshire, ILStevenson

Senior year injury kept his stock down.

2 stars6'5"285W. Michigan
#48James ButlerRB
Wheaton, ILSt. Francis

Looking for a kid who could have a great college career? Look no further than James Butler. Great fit at Nevada.

2 stars5'9"195Nevada
#49Deontae BrownDB
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Another Big Ten type of skills that the Rowers stole here.

3 stars6'2"200W. Michigan
#50Richard OlekanmaLB
Downers Grove, ILDowners Grove North

Very steady and productive player. Will get bigger and stronger as well.

2 stars6'1"215Toledo Final Class of 2014 Top 50

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