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January 21, 2014

Final 2014 Rivals250: The biggest climbers

THE LIST: Final class of 2014 Rivals250

There were a lot of significant changes in the final Rivals250 for the 2014 class and one of the biggest jumps among those who had been ranked previously came from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School quarterback Sean White, who had an impressive showing at the Under Armour All-America Game. Here is the list of prospects within the previous Rivals250 who made the biggest climbs:

OG Isaiah Wynn, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood, committed to Georgia (up 43 to No. 102): "I was not convinced on Wynn until I got a chance to see him for a full week at the Army Bowl. The Georgia commit does not have ideal measurables, but he plays with better length than his 6-foot-2 frame would suggest because of very long arms. Wynn's technique is what sets him apart, however, and he was moving guys 100 pounds heavier than him with ease." - Josh Helmholdt, Rivals.com Midwest recruiting analyst

PQB Sean White, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School, committed to Auburn (up 76 to No. 111): "White is a guy who just plays his best when the lights are on and the action is live. He won't wow you with his arm strength or his ability to run but he can tuck it and gain yards, he has a good feel for the pocket and he can get the ball where it needs to be. His field vision is excellent and he just has the look of a leader and a winner as we saw at the Under Armour Game." - Mike Farrell, Rivals.com National Recruiting Director

DQB Clayton Thorson, Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton North, committed to Northwestern (up 77 to No. 136): "The polish we are seeing from Thorson at the quarterback position is pretty amazing considering he played a lot of wide receiver as a junior. He is an outstanding athlete, but what we really took out of the all-star season is that he makes the throws few others can. Thorson spots his deep ball extremely well and varies his trajectories like a pro." - Helmholdt

WR Frank Iheanacho, Houston (Texas) Westside, committed to Texas A&M (up 21 to No. 144): "Iheanacho emerged during his senior season and vaulted himself onto the national radar very quickly. His long frame and footwork made him a target at both tight end and wide receiver, but at the Army All-America Bowl he showed he was definitely more of a receiver than a tight end and a really good one. He is still raw in many areas but his blend of size, instincts, and athleticism makes him a natural threat." - Jason Howell, Rivals.com Midlands/Southwest recruiting analyst

S Trey Marshall, Lake City (Fla.) Columbia, committed to Florida State (up 50 spots to No. 149): "Marshall is very quick and has excellent closing speed but he can also solo cover wide receivers. He has pretty good length, excellent ball skills and he was a standout at the Semper Fi Game. He always seems to be around the ball and is rarely out of position." - Farrell

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WR Trevion Thompson, Durham (N.C.) Hillside, committed to Clemson (up 54 spots to No. 152): ""Thompson has the potential to be the next big playmaker for Clemson. He has elite straight-line speed and some of the best hands in this class. Thompson creates a lot of separation with his great route running and that superior speed. He also has a big frame and knows how to box out defenders to make the catch. Thompson had pretty good all-star games. He was the top receiver at the Shrine Bowl and one of the best at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl." - Adam Friedman, Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic recruiting analyst

CB Jonathan Lockett, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, committed to USC (up 43 spots to No. 154): "Lockett had an outstanding senior season which saw him get a bump in the rankings last time and then he was also solid during Semper Fi week. Lockett might be a little undersized, but he's a super athlete and he has an outstanding feel at cornerback. He doesn't have problems against taller receivers and he stays right in the pocket of most players when they're running their routes." - Adam Gorney, Rivals.com West recruiting analyst

S C.J. Hampton, Meridian, Miss., committed to Ole Miss (up 27 spots to No. 166): "Hampton is a big defensive back who likes to get physical. It's a part of his game and everyone knows that on the opposing side of the ball. Throw in his ability to cover the slot and his sideline-to-sideline range and it is a powerful package. He showed strong during the week at the Alabama-Mississippi game and has the ability to be an early contributor in the SEC." - Howell

WR Cameron Sims, Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish, committed to Alabama (up 70 spots to No. 174): "Sims was knocked quite a bit over the course of the evaluation process for his speed. He may not be a speed demon, but he is fast enough, and he brings certain hands to the field. He showed both as well as a big, physical build during Under Armour week." - Howell

CB Stephen Roberts, Opelika, Ala., committed to Auburn (up 30 spots to No. 170): "Roberts isn't the biggest cornerback, but he plays bigger than his size, changes direction very well and always seems to be in the hip pocket of his target. We like his aggressive attitude in run support and the way he gets his head around to play the ball. He's pesky and annoying to wide receivers and showed that at the Alabama-Mississippi game and at Under Armour." - Farrell

SDE Breeland Speaks, Jackson (Miss.) Callaway, committed to Ole Miss (up 63 spots to No. 179): "Speaks has played all over the field for Jackson (Miss.) Callaway, but he has definitely found a home on the defensive front. He had a strong week at the Alabama-Mississippi game. He is a big body who could develop into a defensive tackle but is also athletic enough to remain at defensive end. He is also very intelligent and plays that way." - Howell



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