Wednesday, July 17, 2013
ESPN recruiting ups to 300
By Ted Miller
You know how Spinal Tap's amplifiers go up to 11 -- "If we need that extra push over the cliff"?
Well, ESPN's Recruiting rankings now go up to 300 -- 150 is so five minutes ago.
Not only that, the folks over there decided to go ahead and rank the top 300 juniors, too.
You can see the updated seniors list here. And the juniors list here.
The junior's list is a new thing, but it reflects how recruiting is skewing younger and younger. Everyone, including the prospects, is looking for an edge.
While a handful of those juniors already have committed, the lone Pac-12 verbal is safety Avery Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo., Pine Creek High School), who says he's headed to Arizona State.
The biggest news is there's a defensive end on the list from my former high school, The Westminster School in Atlanta: defensive end Russell Ude. He's 293rd but clearly should be No. 1.
The top-rated West Coast junior is quarterback Josh Rosen of Saint John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif.
In fact, there are only two players in the top-33 from the West Coast.
Golly, the Pac-12 is doomed.