Scout.com released its final top 300 player rankings Tuesday. There were a few shakeups from the previous rankings, and Florida recruits have been thrown all over the place.
There was debate that after quarterback Jeff Driskel’s struggles at the Under Armour All-America Game practices earlier this month he might fall behind Ohio State commit Braxton Miller as the nation’s top-rated quarterback. However, Driskel maintained his spot at the top, but is listed as the No. 34 prospect in the country, two slots ahead of Miller.
The only other Florida commitment to make the top 100 players was running back Mike Blakely, who came in at No. 86. Seven of Florida’s 15 verbals made the list.
Thirteen new players found their way into the top 50 (the five-star group). Guys with interest in Florida who became new five-stars include Tampa Alonso defensive end Anthony Chickillo (Miami commit) and McKeesport, Pa., defensive tackle Delvon Simmons.
Here’s a look at how Florida’s commits and some prospects fared in the final Scout rankings.
7. Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama commit), S, Orlando Dr. Phillips
13. Anthony Chickillo (Miami commit), DE, Tampa Alonso
15. Delvon Simmons, DT, McKeesport, Pa.
19. Curtis Grant, LB, Richmond, Va., Hermitage
30. Tim Jernigan, DT, Lake City Columbia
34. Jeff Driskel (Florida commit), QB, Oviedo Hagerty
38. Stephone Anthony, LB, Wadesboro, N.C., Anson
40. Jermauria Rasco, DE, Shreveport, La., Evangel
41. Sammy Watkins (Clemson commit), WR, South Fort Myers
54. Tony Steward, LB, St. Augustine Pedro Menendez
78. Marqise Lee, S, Gardena, Calif., Serra
84. Marcus Roberson, CB, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
86. Mike Blakely (Florida commit), RB, Bradenton Manatee
94. Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State commit), WR, Belle Glade Glades Central
111. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
118. Jeoffrey Pagan (Clemson commit), DE, Asheville, N.C.
126. A.C. Leonard (Florida commit), TE, Jacksonville University Christian
151. Valdez Showers (Florida commit), CB, Madison Heights, Mich., Madison
154. Quan Bray (Auburn commit), ATH, LaGrange, Ga., Troup
200. Javares McCroy (Florida commit), WR, Lakeland
210. Ja’Juan Story (Florida commit), WR, Brooksville Nature Coast
240. Junior Pomee, TE, Moreno Valley, Calif., Rancho Verde
248. Jacob Fisher, OT, Traverse City, Mich.
254. A.J. Johnson (Tennessee commit), LB, Gainesville, Ga.
258. Denzel Perryman, LB, Coral Gables
281. Jabari Gorman (Florida commit), S, Miami Monsignor Pace
288. Curt Maggitt, DE, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer