On Monday, ESPN’s Recruiting Nation aired a special on ESPNU to announced the release of the ESPN 300 where they rank the top 300 football recruits in the country.
In what should not come as much of a surprise, ESPN made defensive tackle Trenton Thompson their top overall prospect.
The 6’4, 311-pound Thompson attends Westover High School in Albany, Georgia. He had 83 tackles, 38 for loss and 12.0 sacks last season. The Georgia Bulldogs appear to be his leader, but he has a lot from interest in the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles, among several other elite programs.
Here is the complete top 10 and a few of the schools they are considering:
1. Trenton Thompson DT Albany, Georgia 6’4, 311 pounds (Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia)
2. Martez Ivey OT Apopka, Florida 6’6, 268 pounds (Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State)
3. Kevin Toliver CB Jacksonville, Florida 6’2, 188 pounds (committed to LSU)
4. Josh Sweat DE Chesapeake, Virginia 6’5, 229 (Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Oklahoma)
5. Byron Cowart DE Seffner, Florida 6’3, 254 pounds (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State)
6. Terry Beckner, Jr. DE East Saint Louis, Illinois 6’4, 285 pounds (Auburn, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Southern Cal)
7. Mitch Hyatt OT Suwanee, Georgia 6’6, 258 pounds (committed to Clemson)
8. Torrance Gibson QB/ATH Plantation, Florida 6’5, 198 pounds (Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame)
9.Cece Jefferson DE Glen Saint Mary, Florida 6’3, 248 pounds (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Texas)
10. Tim Settle DT Manassas, Virginia 6’3, 315 pounds (Alabama, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia)
Check out all of the rankings here.