With spring evaluation period in full swing and nine months until National Signing Day 2017, Scout takes a look at where the Top 25 players in the 2017 class are leaning, how solid the commitments are for those who have already given a school a verbal and which schools have the best chance to snag an uncommitted five-star.
It has been over a year since the No. 1 player in the country committed to Alabama and while he’s saying he’s still committed to the Tide, everyone is still trying with him. He visited Washington and Ohio State in the spring, the latter for the Buckeyes’ Spring Game and has been to UCLA a number of times in the spring and the Bruins are making a huge push for Harris. But despite the push from all over the country, he still hasn’t wavered from the Tide and for now, we’ll still say the Tide bring him in come February, but they’ll have their work cut out for them, watching UCLA and Ohio State.
Despite what he says, Scout still feels LSU is the team to beat for Dylan Moses. He has high interest in west coast schools, Alabama, Texas, and a some others, but he’s from Baton Rouge (La.), he has family connections on the LSU staff, and the tigers are still in a very good spot for this five star.
This five-star athlete is not going to reveal too much when he does open interviews, but when digging behind the scene, three schools continue to come up — Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. If we had to make a favorite at this stage, it would be Tennessee.
Hunter can play on either side of the ball and schools are telling him that. He also can have basically his pick when it comes to a school. The four schools to watch the most with Hunter are Clemson, Florida, Alabama and Virginia Tech. He plans to make official visits before he makes his decision, but Clemson is the school to beat at this time.
The top offensive tackle in the country, Sarell has offers spanning the country and while Notre Dame is making a push for him, it really seems to be a battle between homestate Washington and the Rose Bowl champs, Stanford. And the edge seems to be going heavily towards the Cardinal, who took another Pierce County native, Josh Garnett, in 2012 and turned him into an Outland Trophy Winner and a first-round NFL draft pick and Sarell is an even better prospect at the same stage than the former five-star. The Cardinal seem the prohibitive favorite to do it again five years later.