ESPN recently released its list of the Ultimate 300 college recruits since the year 2006. According to ESPN.com, a player’s impact and production on the collegiate level was used to compile the rankings.
For the Ultimate ESPN 300 ranking, we incorporated both the prospect’s grade and projection out of high school with his actual college impact and production. In the interest of objectivity, we also included prospects that were not included in our rankings. However, we did not include players we did not evaluate in high school, so there are notable names left off this list, like Michael Crabtree.
Below is a list of the top 25 recruits from ESPN.
1. DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
2. QB Tim Tebow, Florida
3. CB Eric Berry, Tennessee
4. CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
5. WR A.J. Green, Georgia
6. WR Julio Jones, Alabama
7. OLB Mant Te’o, Notre Dame
8. RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
9. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
10. QB Matt Barkley, USC
11. OT Andre Smith, Alabama
12. DE Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson
13. WR Percy Harvin, Florida
14. WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
15. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia
16. CB Dre Kirpatrick, Alabama
17. QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
18. S Taylor Mays, USC
19. DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
20. RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
21. RB LeSean McCoy, Miami
22. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
23. QB Aaron Murray, Georgia
24. ATH Anthony Barr, UCLA
25. RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
A complete list of the Ultimate ESPN 300 can be found here.