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NUC Top Prospect Camp Top 40 Underclassmen
Published:
8/22/2014 3:21:09 PM


 
Norman, Oklahoma - The NUC Top Prospect extravaganza signals the end to the camp season for 2014. 380 players from around the country were on hand for day one. The youngest age group consisted of players from the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. In all there were 175 athletes in this age group.

The younger a player is the harder it is to project what their top end potential may be. There is still so much room for physical and skill development. These athletes still have three or four years of high school left to mature.

The player ranking process was based on performance, athleticism, long term potential and size. It is not based on whether an individual athlete won an award at a specific position. Each position has certain size requirements at the next level whether it is FBS or FCS football.

Also not taken into consideration were previous offers that players may have had prior to the camp. Let's face it some players are simply marketed better or may be from an area of the country that is heavily recruited.

Jabril Malone of Whitehaven High School, Tennessee comes in as the number one ranked player. Malone showed hips on a swivel, good instincts and excellent ball skills for a defensive back. Don't be surprised if he makes a major impact for the Tigers on their run to another State Championship appearance.

College coaches looking for an athletic strong armed signal caller need to head to Mexia, Texas. That is where you will find dual-threat quarterback Jaylen Gipson. Gipson came in at 6-foot-2, 187-pounds and showed one of the strongest arms in the camp.

The number three player tipped the scales at 6-foot-5, 291-pounds. Will Farrar of Fort Bend Travis High School already has the size to be considered a legit FBS level prospect. His lower body is very lean and athletic.

This camp was filled with some very good running backs. But Christian Moore of Denton Guyer High School, Texas gets my nod for the top prospect at his position. He runs routes like a receiver and proved dangerous in space.

Most campers and coaches could not believe that Kurt Taylor had just finished the ninth grade. This rocked up back looks college ready right now. His body structure is made for making yards after contact and he proved to be a very adequate pass catcher out of the backfield.

Below is a list of the Top 40 prospects as seen by NUC National Analyst Barry Every.
1. Jabril Malone, DB, 5-11.5/175, Whitehaven, TN (2017)
2. Jaylen Gipson, QB, 6-2/187, Mexia, TX (2017)
3. Will Farrar, OL, 6-5/291, Fort Bend Travis, TX
4. Christian Moore, RB, 5-10.5/170, Denton Guyer, TX (2017)
5. Kurt Taylor, RB, 5-8/180, Newton, GA (2017)
6. Christian Sampleton, TE/WR, 6-3/197, Nazareth Academy, IL (2017)
7. Ontario Douglas, RB, 5-11/180, Eisenhower, OK(2017)
8. Cameron Goode, DT, 6-0/332, St. John's College, DC (2018)
9. Armando Fitz, LB, 6-2/214, Keller, TX
10. Wyatt Hubert, LB, 6-2.5/202, Shawnee Heights, KS (2017)
11. Gevarrius Owens, WR, 6-1/170, Southmoore, OK
12. Isaac Buell, DE, 6-4/233, Knoxville Central, TN
13. Ivory Frimfong, WR, 6-3.5/176, Westfield, VA (2017)
14. Chad Brown, DT, 6-0.5/263, Southern Lab, LA (2017)
15. Casey Thompson, QB, 6-0.5/166, Southmoore, OK (2017)
16. Jamonne Williams, RB, 5-9.5/168, DeSoto, TX (2017)
17. Waydale Jones, WR, 6-4/172, Angleton, TX (2017)
18. Jace Franklin, RB, 5-10/177, Williamsville, IL (2017)
19. Quinton Morris, TE/WR, 6-3.5/193, George Ranch, TX (2017)
20. Justin Neff, DB, 6-1.160, Central Mountain, PA (2017)
21. Andre Harris, Jr., DT, 6-3.5/300, Putnam City, OK (2017)
22. John Wingfield, OL, 6-4/253, Monacan, VA (2017)
23. Zane Gilbreath, OL, 6-6/270, Mansfield, TX (2017)
24. Tanner Ash, DB, 6-1.5/160, Evangel Christian, LA (2017)
25. Quindon Lewis, WR, 6-2/160, Southmoore, OK (2017)
26. Braeden Heald, WR, 5-10/155, Washington, IA (2017)
27. Owen Piche, WR, 6-4.5/175, Neuqua Valley, IL (2017)
28. George McGuire, QB, 6-4.5/192, St. Thomas, TX (2017)
29. Ylijaah Hall, OL, 6-6/286, Bryan, TX (2018)
30. Peyton Mansell, QB, 6-3/180, Belton, TX (2017)
31. Jarron Gilbert, RB, 5-7/116, West Orange Stark, TX (2018)
32. John Harvey, LB, 5-10/190, Belton, TX (2017)
33. Jonathan Morrow, OL,6-5/257, Duncan, OK (2017)
34. Alex Parsons, LB, 5-10/194, McGregor, TX (2017)
35. Christian Coleman, OL, 5-10/250, Millwood, OK (2019)
36. Jaymir Sparrow, DB, 5-8/156, Lancaster, TX (2017)
37. Cantorian Weems, WR, 5-11/155, Brookwood, GA (2017)
38. Jalen Slater, WR, 5-9.5/148, Hebron, TX (2017)
39. Tyree York, WR, 5-9/130, Shawnee, OK (2017)
40. Adrian Wolford, OL, 6-4/293, Meeker, OK (2017)
 

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