Daily Blog •February 27, 2014

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 QBs and RBs for 2014. 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. In Friday’s Blog I will post the top WR's and TE's with the top OL and DL coming on Saturday and the LB’s and DB’s on Monday.

Top Incoming Frosh QB's

Rank Name College
1 Kyle Allen Texas A&M
2 Deshaun Watson Clemson
3 Will Grier Florida
4 Keller Chryst Stanford
5 Jerrod Heard Texas
6 David Cornwell Alabama
7 Brandon Harris LSU
8 Jacob Park Georgia
9 Treon Harris Florida
10 Caleb Henderson North Carolina
11 Drew Barker Kentucky
12 Justice Hansen Oklahoma
13 Deshone Kizer Notre Dame
14 Sean White Auburn
15 Brad Kaaya Miami, Fl
16 Clayton Thorson Northwestern
17 Rafe Peavey Arkansas
18 Mason Rudolph Oklahoma St
19 JJ Cosentino Florida St
20 KJ Carta-Samuels Washington
21 Morgan Mahalak Oregon
22 Michael O'Connor Penn St
23 William Crest West Virginia
24 Wilton Speight Michigan
25 Reggie Bonnafon Louisville
26 Tyler Wiegers Iowa
27 Travon McMillian Virginia Tech
28 Manny Wilkins Arizona St
29 Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech
30 Chris Durkin Virginia Tech
31 Foster Sawyer TCU
32 Zack Darlington Nebraska
33 DJ Gillins Wisconsin
34 Randall Cunningham Unsigned
35 Quinton Flowers USF
36 Jalan McClendon NC State
37 Will Ulmer Maryland
38 David Blough Purdue
39 Brandon Dawkins Arizona

Top Incoming Frosh RB's

Rank Name College
1 Leonard Fournette LSU
2 Dalvin Cook Florida St
3 Joe Mixon Oklahoma
4 Sony Michel Georgia
5 Roc Thomas Auburn
6 Bo Scarbrough Alabama
7 Jalen Hurd Tennessee
8 Elijah Hood North Carolina
9 Nick Chubb Georgia
10 Joseph Yearby Miami, Fl
11 Royce Freeman Oregon
12 Curtis Samuel Ohio St
13 Jeff Jones Minnesota
14 Christian McCaffrey Stanford
15 Nathan Starks UCLA
16 Justin Jackson Northwestern
17 Derrell Scott Tennessee
18 Devon Thomas Oklahoma St
19 Shaun Nixon TCU
20 Donald Catalon Texas
21 Adam Choice Clemson
22 Samaje Perine Oklahoma
23 Shai Mckenzie Virginia Tech
24 Kalen Ballage Arizona St
25 Nick Wilson Arizona
26 Tony James Oregon
27 Stanley Williams Kentucky
28 Darrel Williams LSU
29 Gerald Owens Michigan St
30 Devante Downs California
31 Terence Williams Baylor
32 Donte Thomas-Williams West Virginia
33 Aeris Williams Mississippi St
34 Myles Autry Georgia Tech
35 Jae'Lon Oglesby Clemson
36 Jon Hilliman Boston College
37 DK Buford Ole Miss
38 Chris James Pittsburgh
39 Mikel Horton Kentucky
40 Traevohn Wrench Kansas
41 Daniel Gresham SMU
42 Justin Stockton Texas Tech
43 Mikale Wilbon Nebraska
44 Treyvon Paulk Tennessee
45 Kevin Shorter Texas
46 Jonathan Vickers Florida St
47 Marshawn Williams Virginia Tech
48 Kamryn Pettway Auburn
49 Brandon Powell Florida
50 Sione Palelei Oklahoma St
51 Taiwan Deal Wisconsin
52 Dalvin Warmack Kansas St
53 Demario Richard Arizona St