With National Signing Day less than a week away, there are still a number of top prospects that are yet to have committed to a college football program — including the number one player in the country on ESPN and Rivals and number three on 24/7. Here are 10 of the nation’s best recruits still uncommitted heading into National Signing Day on February 4.
DE Byron Cowart, Armwood (FL) High School (ESPN #1, Rivals #1, 24/7 #3)
Cowart is the top recruit in the nation on ESPN and Rivals, and he is expected to choose between either Florida or Auburn — he cancelled his visit to Florida State that was scheduled later this week. Cowart leads a defensive line class for 2015 that is exceptionally deep — there are five defensive linemen on this list.
CB Iman Marshall, Long Beach Polytechnic (CA) High School (ESPN #4, Rivals #3, 24/7 #4)
Marshall is the nation’s top cornerback prospect and will make his decision between LSU, Florida State, Notre Dame, USC, and UCLA on signing day. He will announce on Bleacher Report and announced his announcement with this dramatic video.
OT Martez Ivy, Apopka (FL) High School (ESPN #5, Rivals #4, 24/7 #2)
The nation’s top offensive lineman is, like Cowart, deciding between Florida and Auburn. Ivy was supposedly leaning towards Florida prior to Will Muschamp’s departure (to Auburn), so now he is reportedly “50/50” between the two schools.
DT Terry Beckner, Jr., East St. Louis (IL) High School (ESPN #2, Rivals #36, 24/7 #13)
Beckner, Jr.’s ranking varies pretty drastically between ESPN and Rivals, but he’s a freakish athlete that ran a 4.8 second 40 as a near 300-pound defensive tackle. He’s expected to make a decision between Auburn, Missouri, Ohio State, and Florida State.
DE CeCe Jefferson, Baker County (FL) High School (ESPN #9, Rivals #20, 24/7 #7)
Jefferson is another top defensive lineman and he is being hotly pursued by five SEC schools. He is still taking visits from coaches and to schools this weekend, but it appears to be down to Ole Miss, Florida, LSU, Auburn, and Alabama for his services.
DT Daylon Mack, Gladewater (TX) High School (ESPN #6, Rivals #54, 24/7 #14)
The former Texas A&M commit is still considering the Aggies, but also has Texas and TCU in the mix. He had in-home visits from all three schools remaining in his top-3. Mack is a dominant inside force that shined at the Under Armour All-American game earlier this year.
ATH Sosa Jamabo, Plano West (TX) High School (ESPN #28, Rivals #22, 24/7 #32)
Jamabo has narrowed his list down to five, with UCLA, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Texas A&M all in the running for one of the nation’s top athletes — he figures to play running back or wide receiver in college. Jamabo had some fun earlier this week when asked who his top schools were and said that ITT Tech and University of Phoenix.
DT Rasheem Green, Junipero Serra (CA) High School (ESPN #41, Rivals #33, 24/7 #23)
Yet another terrific defensive lineman, Green is seriously looking at three schools with Arizona State, USC, and Miami still in the running for him. Green and teammate John Houston could decide to be a package deal and head to the same school, considering they share three schools they are still considering.
LB John Houston, Jr., Junipero Serra (CA) High School (ESPN #56, Rivals #30, 24/7 #49)
Green’s teammate is also one of the nation’s top defensive prospects still uncommitted, and the linebacker is still considering five schools. USC, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Miami, and Oregon have all visited him in the last couple weeks.
WR DaMarkus Lodge, Cedar Hill (TX) High School (ESPN #57, Rivals #61, 24/7 #43)
Lodge is still looking at Ole Miss and Texas A&M heading into signing day. At 6-2, 190 pounds he’s a big, physical receiver and whichever team he picks he will join a very strong receiving corps in Oxford or College Station.