By the numbers: ESPN Junior 300

Updated: November 19, 2013, 8:44 PM ET
By Gerry Hamilton | ESPN.com

The Class of 2015 is nearing the end of its junior season. How do they stack up? Here are 50 facts about the ESPN Junior 300:

50. No. 123 Jake Fruhmorgen (Tampa, Fla./Plant High) is the son of former Alabama offensive lineman John Fruhmorgen. The 6-foot-5, 282-pound tackle has added more than 20 pounds of weight since last season. Florida was considered the favorite entering the 2013 season.

49. No. 49 Canton Kaumatule (Honolulu/Punahou School) is coached by former Michigan State and NFL offensive lineman Kale Ane. Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was the No. 2 ranked prospect in the 2009 ESPN 300 when he came out of Punahou School.

47a. No. 47 overall Kyler Murray (Allen, Texas/Allen High) is the son of former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray. His laundry list of offers includes the A&M, Clemson, Texas, Notre Dame, Auburn, Ohio State, Ole Miss and TCU.

47b. The number of ESPN Junior 300 prospects already committed -- or 15.7 percent, for those who like percentages.

46. No. 46 overall Shameik Blackshear (Bluffton, S.C./Bluffton High) is the top-ranked prospect in The Palmetto State, and is committed to South Carolina.

45. No. 45 overall SoSo Jamabo (Plano, Texas/Plano West High) is not only one of the top prospects on the gridiron, but also a very talented basketball player on a Plano West team that features 2015 ESPN 60 prospects No. 30 D.J. Hogg (Plano, Texas/Plano West High), and Ohio State commit and No. 33 Mickey Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Plano West High). The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Jamabo is considering Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor, Notre Dame and a host of others.

44. Wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill High) is one of eight prospects from the Lone Star state in the top 50 of the Junior 300. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is considered an in-state battle between Texas and Texas A&M, with Texas Tech trying hard.

43. Outside linebacker Malik Jefferson (Mesquite, Texas/Poteet High) checks in here. He is considering Alabama, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma and others, and is at the top of the 2015 linebacker boards for both in-state powers.

42. No. 42 overall Hjalte Froholdt (Warren, Ohio/Warren G. Harding High) is back home in Denmark this year, but plans to return to the states for his senior season. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder is one of most heavily sought after defensive line prospects in the class, with offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan State and a number of others. The Wolverines and Buckeyes are thought to have the inside track.

41. Cornerback Iman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif./Polytechnical High) checks in at No. 41. Marshall's teammate Joseph Wicker (Long Beach, Calif./Polytechnical High) checks in at No. 264 and is among the top junior risers on the West Coast this season.

40. Number of prospects from the state of Florida in the ESPN Junior 300. The Sunshine State is also responsible for four of the top 10, and 10 of the top 50.

39. No. 39 overall Roquan Smith (Montezuma, Ga./Macon County High) was 6-foot-1, 176 pounds as a sophomore. He is now 6-foot-2 (and growing) and 203 pounds while retaining his quickness, and getting faster. Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina are among his early offers. Georgia could be the next.

38. No. 38 Maea Teuhema (Keller, Texas/Keller High) is the younger brother of class of 2014 defensive end Sione Teuhema (Keller, Texas/Keller High). Both are committed to Texas.

37. Number of states represented in the Junior 300.

36. Number of prospects from California on the list, including seven in the top 52.

35. No. 35 Rasheem Green (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) is the first of two prospects from the talent-rich school on the list. The 6-foot-5, 269-pound Green has USC, UCLA, Washington and others high on the list. Not far behind Green is teammate John Houston Jr. (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra High) at No. 51.

34. No. 34 overall Justin Hilliard (Cincinnati/Saint Xavier High) is the younger brother of Iowa commitment C.J. Hilliard (Cincinnati/Saint Xavier High).

33. The number of ESPN 300 prospects for Florida State in the last three classes. In the class of 2015, the Seminoles have two commits thus far: No. 21 Derwin James Jr. (Haines City, Fla./Haines City High) and No. 268 De'Andre Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast High). Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Jameis Winston was No. 14 in the 2012 ESPN 300.

32. Where wide receiver Calvin Ridley (Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch High) makes his first appearance in the Junior 300. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder turned in a sensational junior campaign with more than 1,000 yards receiving. He has offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida State and a number of others.

31. The top-ranked prospect from Mississippi checks in at No. 31, safety Jamal Peters (Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield High). He has been recruited by Ole Miss, LSU, Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama.

30. Where Alabama running back commit DeSherrius Flowers (Prichard, Ala./Vigor High) sits. Flowers is one of five running backs in the top 50 of the list. He is the No. 4-ranked back in the class.

29. Cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) checks in at No. 29 in the Junior 300. Former prospects ranked No. 29 overall include NFL first-round draft picks Dez Bryant (Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin High) in 2007, Michael Floyd (Saint Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall High) in 2008 and Alec Ogletree (Newnan, Ga./Newnan High) in 2010.

28. No. 28-ranked CeCe Jefferson (Glen Saint Mary, Fla./Baker County High) is one of three prospects from the greater Jacksonville area in the top 30 in what is considered a terrific class in the area in 2015. Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss and Alabama are considered the early leaders for Jefferson.

27. Running back Jordan Scarlett (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School) is part of a very talented team at University School that includes junior teammate Rashard Causey Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School), Auburn quarterback commit Sean White, Florida defensive back commit Quincy Wilson, Notre Dame linebacker commit Richard Yeargin III, Rutgers linebacker commit Brandon Russell and Duke wide receiver commit Chris Taylor.

26. The number of ESPN Junior 300 prospects already committed to SEC schools, including No. 3 overall Kevin Toliver II (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy). The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Toliver II has been on the campuses of Florida and LSU this season. He committed to the Tigers in November 2012.

25. No. 25 and Alabama commit Mekhi Brown (Columbus, Ga./Carver High) is one of two prospects from Carver High to make the list. Former Georgia and current NFL linebacker Jarvis Jones was ranked No. 59 in the 2009 ESPN 300 when he came out of Carver High.

24. With 10 starts at quarterback now under his belt, quarterback Jarrett Stidham (Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville High) makes the big jump in the Junior 300 after playing wide receiver as a sophomore. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound signal-caller sits atop the board for Baylor in the 2015 class and has offers from Texas A&M, Texas, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Clemson and Oregon, among others.

23. The strongest prospect in the class may well be No. 23 Daron Payne (Birmingham, Ala./Shades Valley High). The 6-foot-3, 318-pounder sported a bench press of more than 400 pounds and squat of more than 600-pounds as a 16-year-old. Alabama is considered the favorite over Auburn.

22. The highest-ranked Alabama commitment in the junior class, quarterback Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure High), checks in at  No. 22.

21. The number of prospects from Atlanta and the surrounding areas in the Junior 300. Atlanta has arguably become the most important city in recruiting. The ultra-talented area feeds the rosters of Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson and Georgia Tech. Those programs battle one another and have to fend off Alabama, LSU, Florida, Florida State and now Ole Miss for the war daddies. Programs such as Vanderbilt, Stanford, North Carolina, Miami, Arkansas and NC State are also working hard to have a presence in the fertile area.

20. The first appearance for the state of Louisiana in the 2015 class, wide receiver Tyron Johnson (New Orleans, La./Warren Easton High). The Pelican State features three of the top eight prospects in the class of 2014, led by the nation's top-ranked prospect Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La./Saint Augustine High).  LSU is considered the early favorite over Texas A&M for Johnson.

19. The most explosive playmaker in the class may well be No. 19 Taj Griffin (Power Springs, Ga./McEachern High). The early money is on Georgia over Ohio State, Auburn, Ohio State, Clemson and others for the running back with legitimate 4.4-speed.

18. The number of prospects from Louisiana in the ESPN Junior 300, which is the same number as the 2014 ESPN 300. The 2014 class out of the Pelican State is considered much stronger at the top with three five-star prospects and six in the top 30.

17. No. 17 Damien Harris (Berea, Ky./Madison Southern High) is the second-highest ranked player from the state of Kentucky by ESPN since high school player evaluations began eight years ago. Only Micah Johnson (Fort Campbell, Ky./Fort Campbell High) was rated higher in 2006. Harris is a Michigan commitment.

16. The first of seven quarterbacks from the state of California checks in at No. 16. Josh Rosen (Bellflower, Calif./Saint John Bosco High) is also the top-rated signal-caller in the class, followed by Alabama commit Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure High).

15. The number of prospects representing Virginia in the class of 2015. There are 11 in the 2014 ESPN 300.

14. The first of four Texas A&M commitments in the Junior 300, No. 14 Daylon Mack (Gladewater, Texas/Gladewater High). The 6-foot, 310-pound Mack is the No. 4 defensive tackle in the class following Trenton Thompson (Alabany, Ga./Westover High), Tim Settle (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson High) and Shy Tuttle (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson High).

13. Cornerback Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Marshall High) is the highest ranked prospect from the Lone Star state checking in at No. 13. On the recruiting front, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound speedster has Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State among the early favorites, with the in-state schools holding the early advantage.

12. No. 12 overall Torrance Gibson (Plantation, Fla./America Heritage High) may be the top pure athlete in the class. The high school quarterback will be on the top of many boards as a wide receiver prospect. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Gibson has offers from Miami, Florida State, Ohio State and Alabama, among others.

11. The number of combined prospects from Dade and Broward Counties in South Florida in the top 150. The two counties are considered two of the most talented in the country on an annual basis.

10. Offensive guard Jalin Barnett (Lawton, Okla./Lawton High) . The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Barnett is considering offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Alabama, Stanford and others, with the Sooners holding an early advantage.

9. No. 9 Terry Beckner Jr. (East Saint Louis, Ill./East Saint Louis High) is one of two prospects in the 300 from the talented school. Teammate and No. 224 Natereace Strong has rebounded from a knee injury suffered last season. Ohio State, USC and Missouri headline the early list for Beckner Jr.

8. The number of prospects from Maryland in the ESPN Junior 300. There are two in the 2014 ESPN 300. There are also three prospects from the District of Columbia in the Junior 300.

7. The number of prospects from New Jersey in the ESPN Junior 300, led by No. 29 overall Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep). Miami, Florida State and Ohio State are among the many offers for the versatile defensive back.

6. No. 6 overall Tim Settle (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson High) made news last week attending the press conference and commitment of Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge High). Settle grew up an Ohio State fan, but Alabama tops his early list of favorites.

5. The number of commitments for Alabama in the ESPN Junior 300.

4. No. 4 overall Mitch Hyatt (Suwannee, Ga./North Gwinnett High) is the nephew of former Clemson offensive lineman Dan Benish, who played on the Tigers' 1981 national championship team. Clemson is the early leader over Georgia, Auburn and others.

3. The number of prospects from Jacksonville Trinity Christian Academy in the 300. LSU commit Kevin Toliver II is No. 3 overall, pass-rushing terror Jeffery Holland is No. 9 and two-way lineman Kendrick Norton is No. 117. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Holland has Florida, Auburn and Ohio State atop his list of schools early on, while Norton has offers from many of the nation's top programs including Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Auburn.

2. In the 2014 class, Michigan has the No. 2-ranked prospect in the class committed in Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus High). In the junior class, the Wolverines also have the No. 2-ranked prospect committed in the uber-athletic George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake).

1. Defensive end Jashon Cornell (Saint Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall High) is the first prospect from Minnesota to be ranked No. 1 overall by ESPN since high school player evaluations began in 2006. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Cornell has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and a number of others. The Fighting Irish, Buckeyes and Wolverines are thought to lead the pack early. Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson (Saint Paul, Mn./Cretin-Derham Hall High) was ranked No. 8 overall in the 2010 class.

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