Corrected: Final rankings


Forgive me recruiting gods, for I have sinned. OK, so I admit that I made a mistake. Last week, I wrote a blog about’s final recruiting rankings. I even said I had to disagree with where they put a few prospects, including some Gator commits. Well, I had every right, except, those rankings HADN’T been updated. I thought they were, but they were old. I saw that a few Gator fans weren’t too happy with the Scout rankings I posted, but those were old. Here are the ACTUAL updated Scout rankings, and trust me, the Gators are well represented. However, I will say that I’m still disappointed the Ronald Powell isn’t the No. 1 player in the country. There are more Gators on this list, but the ranks of a couple went down considerably. Still, people can’t be mad at what Florida has landed this year.

Scout Top 100
2. Ronald Powell, DE, Moreno Valley, Calif., Rancho Verde (five-star)
6. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Philadelphia George Washington (five-star)
12. Dominique Easley, DT, Staten Island, N.Y., Curtis (five-star)
32. Matt Elam, S, West Palm Beach Dwyer (five-star)
40. Chris Dunkley, WR, Pahokee (five-star)
57. Jonathan Dowlin, S, Bradenton Southeast (four-star)
65. Jaylen Watkins, CB, Cape Coral (four-star)
75. Johsua Shaw, CB, Palmdale, Calif. (four-star)
80. Gerald Christian, TE, Dywer (four-star)
85. Mack Brown, RB, Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King (four-star)
99. Lynden Trail, DE, Miami Booker T. Washington (four-star)

Players of interest
1. Seantrel Henderson, OL, Saint Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall (five-star)
13. Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Calhoun, Ga. (five-star) — Georgia
18. Jordan Hicks, LB, West Chester, Ohio, Lakota West (five-star)
19. Christian Green, WR, Tampa Catholic (five-star)
59. Christian Jones, LB, Winter Park Lake Howell (four-star)
71. Ivan McCartney, WR, Miramar (four-star)
74. Chaz Green, OL, Tampa Catholic (four-star)


  1. Thanks for the update Edward. I have a question for you. How does a guy like Jonathan Dowling get rated number 10 overall but not even receive a spot on Scout’s rankings? If you could help me out on that, that would be great.

  2. Do you think there is any chance Powell could be the versatile athlete able to play offense and defense at an elevated level that would garner special notice by the Sports Media.

    Powell as a fast monster back behind Branlty on short yeardage plays would be fun to watch. He has speed and hands that make him a threat to take a short pass and bulldoze it into a 15 yard gain. Looks versatile enough that the defense would be forced to choose between playing him like a tight end in the backfield or as a bruising back.

    On defense he could fill in at any position except cornerback. Offenses would be fully aware of his versatility and have no idea where he would be roaming to and disrupting the best laid plans.

    Watching him play both ways would be a special treat and bring a new twist to college football. The big fast player that can disrupt opposing teams in so many ways.

    Should be fun to watch.

  3. Question for next week’s mailbag: Ed, what is the deal with this Murphy kid? A two-star QB prospect? The coaches must see something in this guy, i mean, we stole him from TEMPLE. What do the coaches love so much, and have you seen any tape or heard much new scouting about this guy?

  4. Brandon….

    His film is impressive, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him slide into a different position though. 6’3″ 190LBS with 4.4 speed and some shake…

    Just remember Brandom James was a 2 Star recruited by Meyer.


    No way we get Da’Rick… No idea why he is on that list