Daily Blog •March 16, 2013

Covering college football as I do takes 52 weeks a year as it is and while I personally do not scout the high school games and rate each player I do compile my rankings based on the many different recruiting services across the country that follow and scout HS football year round. I not only like to use all of the biggest and best services, but I also use regional reports as well.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player's ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by position and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today's blog, I have included the top incoming freshman LB's and DB's for 2013. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player's ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com.

Top Incoming Frosh LB's

Top Incoming Frosh DB's

Rank Name College
1 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame
2 Reuben Foster Alabama
3 Matthew Thomas Florida St
4 Alex Anzalone Florida
5 Larenz Bryant South Carolina
6 Trey Johnson Ohio St
7 Tim Williams Alabama
8 Daniel Mcmillian Florida
9 Kendell Beckwith LSU
10 Mike Mitchell Ohio St
11 Ej Levenberry Florida St
12 Peter Kalambayi Stanford
13 Dorian O'Daniel Clemson
14 Michael Hutchings USC
15 Deoundrei Davis Texas
16 Mike Mccray Michigan
17 Torrodney Prevot Oregon
18 Isaac Savaiinaea UCLA
19 Johnny O'Neal Georgia
20 Tyrell Robinson Oregon
21 Chans Cox Arizona St
22 Tim Kimbrough Georgia
23 Quinton Powell USC
24 Ben Boulware Clemson
25 Matt Rolin Florida
26 Nick Ramirez Kansas St
27 Ben Gedeon Michigan
28 Jon Reschke Michigan St
29 Josh Banderas Nebraska
30 Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt
31 Yannick Ngakoue Maryland
32 Freddie Stevenson Florida St
33 Deon Hollins UCLA
34 Darrien Howard West Virginia
35 Doug Randolph Notre Dame
36 Myles Jack UCLA
37 Shane Jones Michigan St
38 Marcus Newby Nebraska
39 James Hearns Unsigned
40 Courtney Love Nebraska
41 Danny Mattingly Oregon
42 Melvin Jones LSU
43 Jalen Reeves-Maybin Tennessee
44 Jordan Mastrogiovanni Texas A&M
45 Jermaine Grace Miami, Fl
46 Sean Barton Stanford
47 Reggie Carter Georgia
48 Skai Moore South Carolina
49 Tyrell Lyons Florida St
50 Sean Constantine Washington
51 Reggie Chevis Texas A&M
52 Micah Kiser Virginia
53 Darian Claiborne Texas A&M
54 Kevin Palma Stanford
55 Ryne Rankin Georgia
56 Delton Williams Michigan St
57 Nigel Bowden Vanderbilt
58 Ro'Derrick Hoskins Florida St
59 Paul Whitmill TCU
60 Brett Wade Texas A&M
61 Shaun Mcgee Georgia
62 Dac Shaw TCU
63 Cameron Toney Auburn
64 Raaquan Davis Baylor
65 Viliami Latu Arizona St
66 Corey Vereen Tennessee
67 Brooks Ellis Arkansas
68 Cameron Judge UCLA
69 Garrett Dooley Wisconsin
70 Jarrad Davis Florida
Rank Name College
1 Vernon Hargreaves Florida
2 Su'A Cravens USC
3 Kendall Fuller Virginia Tech
4 Tony Conner Mississippi
5 Jalen Ramsey Florida St
6 Leon Mcquay USC
7 Max Redfield Notre Dame
8 Mackensie Alexander Clemson
9 Cameron Burrows Ohio St
10 Priest Willis UCLA
11 Tahaan Goodman UCLA
12 Marcell Harris Florida
13 Eli Apple Ohio St
14 Tray Matthews Georgia
15 Holland Fisher Virginia Tech
16 Chris Hawkins USC
17 Dymonte Thomas Michigan
18 Stanvon Taylor Oklahoma
19 Vonn Bell Ohio St
20 Tre'Davious White LSU
21 Artie Burns Miami, Fl
22 Antwuan Davis Texas
23 Jeryl Brazil LSU
24 Maurice Smith Alabama
25 Jourdan Lewis Michigan
26 Kameron Miles Texas A&M
27 Brendan Langley Georgia
28 Keanu Neal Florida
29 Hatari Byrd Oklahoma
30 Nadir Barnwell Rutgers
31 Rickey Jefferson LSU
32 Cole Luke Notre Dame
33 Jayme Thompson Ohio St
34 Johnny Johnson UCLA
35 LJ Moore Oklahoma
36 Anthony Averett Alabama
37 Shaquille Wiggins Georgia
38 Gareon Conley Ohio St
39 Jayron Kearse Clemson
40 Nick Washington Florida
41 Tim Harris Virginia
42 Noel Ellis Texas A&M
43 Reggie Wilkerson Georgia
44 Jamal Carter Miami, Fl
45 Antonio Allen Indiana
46 Tyler Foreman UCLA
47 Ross Douglas Michigan
48 Dashon Hunt Oregon St
49 Marcus Mcwilson Kentucky
50 Will Likely Maryland
51 Jeremy Cutrer Unsigned
52 Delano Hill Michigan
53 Marquez White Florida St
54 Jermaine Kelly Washington
55 Jerel Morrow Oklahoma St
56 Rashad Kinlaw Notre Dame
57 Chevoski Collins Texas
58 Brian Walker North Carolina
59 Erik Huhn Texas
60 Delando Johnson Toledo
61 Jalyn Powell Michigan St
62 Rashard Robinson LSU
63 Devin Butler Notre Dame
64 Richard Benjamin Louisville
65 Tre Bell Vanderbilt
66 Darius Mosely Illinois
67 Tavares Garner Texas A&M
68 Chucky Williams Louisville
69 Derek Babiash Arizona
70 Adrian Baker Clemson
71 Jalen Banks Vanderbilt
72 Chris Seisay Oregon
73 Caleb Day Illinois
74 Kirk Garner Virginia
75 Michael Johnson Marshall
76 Marcus Ball Arizona St
77 Victor Davis Texas A&M
78 Ahmad Thomas Oklahoma
79 Cameron Walker California
80 Cequan Jefferson Virginia Tech
81 Channing Stribling Michigan
82 Jahmere Irvin-Sills Mississippi St
83 Christopher Worley Ohio St
84 Ryan White Vanderbilt
85 Kamryn Melton Auburn