The Most Wanted

Josh Sweat, DE from Chesapeake, Va. has set up his five official visits for this fall.

It’s amazing how accelerated the recruiting process has become. So many prospects in the 2015 class have already made their decisions. Many programs are just waithing on a few more recruits to fill out their recruiting class. These teams recruiting boards have been secure for months and they are working ahead to 2016 and 2017.

Still, there are some high profiled prospects undecided. In fact, here’s a look at the top ten uncommitted recruits, according to Scout. They all fall in the top 25 overall in the country for the 2015 class.

Malik Jefferson (Mesquite, Texas/Poteet)

No. 2 overall, No. 1 OLB

This five-star recruit and the nation’s top rated outside linebacker prospect will make his commitment on December 19. Jefferson plans on visitingUCLAStanford and Ohio State this fall. BaylorTexasOklahomaTexas A&M and others are still very much in the hunt. In the end, don’t be surprised if he picks the Longhorns or Aggies. Jefferson plans on being an early enrollee.

 

Josh Sweat (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith)

No. 3 overall, No. 1 DE

Sweat is the nation’s top rated defensive end. This five-star prospect has set up his five official visits – Ohio State (9-6), Virginia Tech (9-20),Georgia (10-4), Florida State (10-18) and Oregon (11-1). This summer he spent time at schools like Georgia, Tennessee, FSU and Virginia Tech.

 

Martez Ivey (Apopka, Fla.)

No. 4 overall, No. 1 OT

The nation’s top offensive tackle and No. 4 overall recruit has long favored two schools – Auburn and Florida. He has been to visit the Gators on multiple occasions and has seen the Tigers twice now. Expect him to be on hand for Florida games this fall and make an official visit to Auburn before he makes a decision. Alabama, FSU, LSU and others are fighting to stay in the game.

 

CeCe Jefferson (Glen Saint Mary, Fla./Baker County)

No. 5 overall, No. 2 DE

The Gators have long been rumored as the team to beat for Jefferson but much could depend on the season they have this fall with Jefferson and a handful of others. The nation’s No. 2 ranked defensive end made summer visits to both Alabama and LSU. Expect Jefferson to visit those schools once again. Still, Florida looks to be the team to beat right now. Jefferson is the No. 5 overall recruit in the nation.

 

Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Marshall)

No. 7 overall, No. 2 CB

This summer Sheffield spent time at three SEC schools – Texas A&M, Alabama and LSU. He is still considering 12 in all. Track will play a big part in his decision. This five-star cornerback will be tough to pry away from the Aggies or so it appears right now.

 

Byron Cowart (Seffner, Fla./Armwood)

No. 10 overall, No. 3 DE

Many in the Sunshine State feel Cowart is all Gator. He has publicly stated that Oregon is his leader for a few weeks now. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the Seminoles. They have made a very strong move of late for this five-star defensive end. Cowart planned on making his commitment during the Under Armour All-American Game. Now it could happen soon.

 

Inman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)

No. 11 overall, No. 3 CB

Marshall plans on visiting FSU and Notre Dame this fall. Still, USC has been his long time favorite. LSU, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Michigan are fighting for the other three visits. In the end the Trojans will be very tough to beat.

 

Rasheem Green (Gardena, Calif./Serra)

No. 17 overall, No. 4 DE

It will likely be tough to get Green out of the state and this is shaping out to be a huge recruiting battle between Stanford, UCLA and USC. Green has already visited all three programs. He should set up his official visits soon. Oregon is also in the mix.

 

Osa Masina (Salt Lake City, Utah/Brighton)

No. 22 overall, No. 2 OLB

Masina is considering three teams in the Pac 12 (Arizona State, USC, and UCLA) and two in the Big 10 (Michigan and Wisconsin). Many think the Bruins and Trojans have the edge at this time.

 

Daron Payne (Irondale, Ala./Shades Valley)

No. 23 overall, No. 4 DT

It will be tough to get Payne out of the state of Alabama. The Crimson Tide are the favorites right now but the Tigers are right there. Texas, FSU and others are hoping for visits.