This year’s in-state class proved to be pretty deep, certainly deeper than
first expected, with some outstanding players at the top of the list and some
very intriguing players throughout. The top five basically stays the same as in
the preseason ranks, with the only switch coming at the 3 and 4 spots,
respectively. There is a lot of movement from the 7 thru 30 spots, however, with
several players who were not ranked previously making the cut in this final top
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Top 5 …
Landstown WR Percy Harvin , a dynamic, elusive player with blazing
speed stays in the number one position. His senior season, although rocky at
times, didn’t do anything to diminish my opinion of his talent. You just can’t
teach 4.3 40 speed, extreme quickness and unbelievable moves. He will be a star
for the Florida Gators.
WR Vidal Hazelton had a good season at Hargrave Military Academy and
solidified his number two ranking. The 6-3, 200-pound star is impressive
physically and looks very much in control out on the gridiron. I think the level
of competition he faced this season will only help him transition to playing for
the USC Trojans.
In what is the first change from the Preseason ranks, Highland Springs LB Jarrell
Miller jumps to the number three position after an excellent senior year. He
tallied 17 tackles-for-loss in leading a stout Springers defense to a district
title. Miller played well in big games, including a 15-14 double overtime win
over Varina to capture the district title. Miller is headed to UNC.
Granby WR Chris Bell didn’t have a great season statistically, but
still has excellent physical tools for the next level. He falls one spot to
number four, but Miller’s performance had more to do with that than anything.
Bell has the size at 6-3, 205 pounds, to out-physical cornerbacks and has
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