Daily Blog • March 1, 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 OL and DL 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 Saturday’s Blog I will post the top LB’s and DB’s on Monday.

Top Incoming Frosh OL

Rank Name College
1 Cam Robinson Alabama
2 Damian Prince Maryland
3 Damien Mama USC
4 KC McDermott Miami, Fl
5 Braden Smith Auburn
6 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
7 Jamarco Jones Ohio St
8 Rod Taylor Ole Miss
9 Casey Tucker Stanford
10 Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
11 JC Hassenauer Alabama
12 Demetrius Knox Ohio St
13 Viane Talamaivao USC
14 Trevor Darling Miami, Fl
15 Alex Bars Notre Dame
16 Jaden Gault Wisconsin
17 Mason Cole Michigan
18 Andy Bauer Missouri
19 Brian Wallace Arkansas
20 Donell Stanley South Carolina
21 Roderick Johnson Florida St
22 Garrett Brumfield LSU
23 David Sharpe Florida
24 Bentley Spain North Carolina
25 Isaiah Wynn Georgia
26 Toa Lobendahn USC
27 Steven Moss Virginia
28 Alex Bookser Pittsburgh
29 Jackson Barton Utah
30 William Clapp LSU
31 Sam Mustipher Notre Dame
32 Brian Allen Michigan St
33 Marcelys Jones Ohio St
34 Kyle Trout Ohio St
35 Josh Casher Alabama
36 Chris Brown USC
37 Jimmy Byrne Notre Dame
38 Reilly Gibbons Stanford
39 Dyshon Sims Georgia
40 Kendall Baker Georgia
41 Tanner Farmer Nebraska
42 Corey Martinez Florida St
43 Nolan Kelleher Florida
44 Jordan Poland Arizona
45 George Panos Wisconsin
46 Frank Ragnow Arkansas
47 Juwann Bushell-Beatty Michigan
48 Kenyon Frison Oklahoma
49 Andrew Mike Florida
50 Nick Gates Nebraska
51 Koda Martin Texas A&M
52 Natrell Curtis Oklahoma
53 Montel McBride Alabama
54 Jerald Foster Nebraska
55 Alex Dalton Oklahoma
56 Tyrell Crosby Oregon
57 Nick Richardson Kentucky
58 Zach Ledwik Texas A&M
59 Jovan Pruitt Arkansas
60 Kolton Miller UCLA
61 Terrell Cuney Texas
62 Will Richardson NC State
63 Jordan Sims Ole Miss
64 Alec Eberle Florida St
65 Orlando Brown Oklahoma
66 Josh Allen North Carolina
67 Ty Barrett TCU
68 Noah Beh Penn St
69 Mike Grimm Pittsburgh
70 Dalton Risner Kansas St
71 Connor Mayes Minnesota

Top Incoming Frosh DL

Rank Name College
1 Da'Shawn Hand Alabama
2 Andrew Brown Virginia
3 Myles Garrett Texas A&M
4 Lorenzo Carter Georgia
5 Chad Thomas Miami, Fl
6 Solomon Thomas Stanford
7 Gerald Willis Florida
8 Malik McDowell Unsigned
9 Jalyn Holmes Ohio St
10 Derick Roberson Texas
11 Thomas Holley Florida
12 Travonte Valentine LSU
13 Kentavius Street NC State
14 Josh Frazier Alabama
15 Derrick Nnadi Florida St
16 Nifae Lealao Vanderbilt
17 Lamont Gaillard Georgia
18 Bijhon Jackson Arkansas
19 Bryan Mone Michigan
20 Matt Elam Kentucky
21 Demarcus Christmas Florida St
22 Khairi Clark Florida
23 Justin Thornton Auburn
24 Keyon Brown Georgia
25 Deondre Clark LSU
26 Qualen Cunningham Texas A&M
27 Elisha Shaw Unsigned
28 Davon Godchaux LSU
29 Dante Sawyer South Carolina
30 Anthony Moten Miami, Fl
31 Dontavius Russell Auburn
32 Dexter Wideman South Carolina
33 Lawrence Marshall Michigan
34 Ainuu Taua UCLA
35 Craig Evans Michigan St
36 Deshawn Washington Texas A&M
37 Andrew Trumbetti Notre Dame
38 Andrew Williams Auburn
39 Jay Hayes Notre Dame
40 Lorenzo Featherston Florida St
41 Zaycoven Henderson Texas A&M
42 Derek Barnett Tennessee
43 Garrald McDowell Ole Miss
44 Breeland Speaks Ole Miss
45 Connor Humphreys Arizona St
46 Richard Yeargin Clemson
47 Kaleb McGary Washington
48 Denzel Ware Kentucky
49 Matt Dickerson UCLA
50 Peyton Newell Nebraska
51 Poona Ford Texas
52 Dylan Thompson Ohio St
53 Ricky Walker Virginia Tech
54 Enoch Smith Michigan St
55 Billy Hirschfeld Wisconsin
56 Daniel Cage Notre Dame
57 Trent Harris Miami, Fl
58 Johnny Dwight Alabama
59 Conor Sheehy Wisconsin
60 Tashon Smallwood Arizona St
61 Joe Henderson Tennessee
62 OJ Smith Alabama
63 Grant Blankenship Notre Dame
64 Charles Mosley Tennessee
65 Malik Dorton USC
66 Trey Lealaimatafao LSU
67 Michael Sawyers Tennessee
68 Miike Smith Miami, Fl
69 Matt Nelson Iowa
70 Jarrett Johnson Texas A&M
71 Rick Leonard Florida St
72 Marcus Griffin Arizona
73 Justin Jones NC State
74 Harold Landry Boston College
75 Sione Teuhema LSU
76 Vinny Mihota Virginia Tech
77 Blake McClain South Carolina
78 Jordan Brailford Oklahoma St
79 Jeremiah Clarke North Carolina
80 Isaiah Nacua BYU