UPDATED: USA TODAY High School Sports Class of 2016 Composite Football Recruiting Rankings

UPDATED: USA TODAY High School Sports Class of 2016 Composite Football Recruiting Rankings

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UPDATED: USA TODAY High School Sports Class of 2016 Composite Football Recruiting Rankings

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No. 1 recruit, defensive end Rashan Gary of Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.), working with strength trainer, Dwayne Riggins at Maximum Athletics gym. (Photo: Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

No. 1 recruit, defensive lineman Rashan Gary of Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.), working with strength trainer, Dewayne Riggins at Maximum Athletics gym in New Jersey. (Photo: Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

With football season upon us and the pads replacing the shorts and T-shirts of elite summer events, USA TODAY High School Sports has updated its composite football rankings for the Class of 2016.

The rankings reflect the average position for each player from the four major recruiting services: Top 247, ESPN Recruiting Nation, Rivals and Scout. Players needed to be ranked in the top 100 by at least one service to be included in the list.

If a player was not ranked by a particular service, he was given the maximum number of points. For example ,players not in the ESPN 300 or Scout 300 were given a 300; players not in the Rivals 250 or the Top 247 list of 205, were given a 250.

Rashan Gary, the defensive lineman from Paramus Catholic in New Jersey, remains No. 1. He is the top player in three of the four services and second in the other. Offensive tackle Greg Little from Allen remains No. 2. Dexter Lawrence from Wake Forest, N.C., moves up to No. 3 and defensive back Levonta Taylor from Ocean Lakes in Virginia remains at No. 5.

The big change is at No. 4 where IMG Academy quarterback Shea Patterson moves from No. 9 to No. 4 and becomes the top QB on the board. Jacob Eason (Lake Stevens, Wash.) slides from No. 3 to No. 6, largely because ESPN.com dropped him to No. 25.

Defensive line continues to be a hallmark of this class with nine of the top 15 playing on the defensive front.

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Rank Name Pos. School State College 247 ESPN Rivals Scout Avg.
1 Rashan Gary DT Paramus Catholic NJ Uncommitted 1 1 2 1 1.25
2 Greg Little OT Allen TX Texas A&M 3 2 4 6 3.75
3 Dexter Lawrence DT Wake Forest NC Uncommitted 4 8 3 10 6.25
4 Shea Patterson QB Calvary Baptist LA Ole Miss 8 20 1 3 8
5 Levonta Taylor CB Ocean Lakes VA Florida State 12 5 12 12 10.25
6 Jacob Eason QB Lake Stevens WA Georgia 2 25 10 11 12
7 Nick Bosa DE St. Thomas Aquinas FL Ohio State 30 3 15 2 12.5
8 Shavar Manuel DE IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 16 12 19 4 12.75
T9 Derrick Brown DT Lanier GA Uncommitted 5 17 26 21 17.25
T9 Isaac Nauta TE IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 11 10 18 30 17.25
11 Lyndell Wilson OLB Carver AL Uncommitted 20 14 9 39 20.5
12 Oluwole Betiku DE Junipero Serra CA Uncommitted 6 28 36 14 21
13 Ed Oliver DT Westfield TX Houston 9 5 61 13 22
14 Saivion Smith CB IMG Academy FL LSU 26 47 30 5 27
15 Patrick Hudson OT Silsbee TX Baylor 7 36 29 40 28
T16 Caleb Kelly OL Clovis West CA Uncommitted 33 62 17 8 30
T16 Ben Davis OLB Gordo AL Uncommitted 45 54 6 15 30
18 Mique Juarez OLB North CA USC 59 45 5 17 31.5
19 Nate Craig-Myers WR Tampa Catholic FL Uncommitted 69 43 11 7 32.5
T20 Brandon Jones S Nagadoches TX Uncommitted 31 27 31 42 32.75
T20 Brandon Jones S Nagadoches TX Uncommitted 31 27 31 42 32.75
22 Edwin Alexander DT St. Thomas Aquinas LA LSU 22 21 70 24 34.25
T23 Rashard Lawrence DT Neville LA Uncommitted 15 7 111 9 35.5
T23 Marlon Davidson DE Greenville AL Uncommitted 56 37 8 41 35.5
25 Kyle Davis WR Archer GA Uncommitted 13 31 68 34 36.5
26 Mecole Hardman Jr. ATH Elbert County GA Uncommitted 84 30 16 19 37.25
27 Jonathon Cooper DE Gahanna Lincoln OH Ohio State 17 53 57 35 40.5
28 Eric Monroe S North Shore TX LSU 19 65 38 43 41.25
29 Tavien Feaster RB Spartanburg SC Clemson 14 34 92 31 42.75
30 K.J. Costello QB Santa Margarita Catholic CA Stanford 72 18 28 58 44
31 Kaden Smith TE Marcus TX Stanford 57 33 43 44 44.25
32 Malik Henry QB Undecided CA Florida State 32 15 23 108 44.5
33 Kareem Walker RB De Paul Catholic NJ Ohio State 115 22 21 23 45.25
34 Tyler Vaughns WR Bishop Amat CA USC 40 95 27 25 46.75
35 Feleipe Franks QB Wakulla FL LSU 21 59 39 70 47.25
36 Ben Bredeson OT Arrowhead WI Michigan 48 58 60 26 48
37 Julian Rochester DT McEachern GA Georgia 51 29 84 36 50
38 Demetris Robertson ATH Savanna Christian GA Uncommitted 54 82 7 61 51
T39 Devin Duvernay WR Sachse TX Uncommitted 60 52 66 28 51.5
T39 Michael Menet OT Exeter Twp. PA Penn State 34 57 93 22 51.5
41 Kristian Fulton CB Archbishop Rummel LA Uncommitted 44 35 95 33 51.75
42 Baveon Johnson C Lake Gibson FL Florida State 41 38 44 85 52
43 Jonah Williams OT Folsom CA Alabama 29 32 22 127 52.5
44 Trayvon Mullen CB Coconut Creek FL Uncommitted 39 19 80 74 53
45 Nigel Knott CB Germantown MS Uncommitted 67 39 25 86 54.25
46 Tommy Kraemer OT Elder OH Notre Dame 10 162 34 29 58.75
47 Demario McCall RB North Ridgeville OH Ohio State 37 55 77 69 59.5
48 Miles Sanders RB Woodland Hills PA Penn State 52 75 64 51 60.5
49 Jack Jones ATH Long Beach Poly CA Uncommitted 79 113 37 18 61.75
50 Deontay Anderson S Manvel TX Uncommitted 91 42 63 53 62.25
51 E.J. Price OT Archer GA Uncommitted 46 50 112 57 66.25
52 Keion Joyner OLB Havelock NC Uncommitted 168 40 45 20 68.25
53 Shyheim Carter CB Kentwood LA Alabama 50 41 76 113 70
54 McTelvin Agim DE Hope AR Uncommitted 58 9 72 145 71
55 Antwuan Jackson DT Cedar Grove GA Uncommitted 61 24 113 96 73.5
56 Rahshaun Smith ILB IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 95 26 14 167 75.5
57 Jeffrey Simmons DE Noxubee County MS Uncommitted 25 83 56 139 75.75
58 Janarius Robinson DE Bay FL Florida State 107 70 48 87 78
59 Terrance Davis G DeMatha Catholic MD Uncommitted 76 124 46 71 79.25
60 Sam Bruce WR St. Thomas Aquinas FL Miami 80 77 41 120 79.5
61 Ben Cleveland OT Stephens County GA Georgia 18 146 65 95 81
62 Nigel Warrior S Peachtree Ridge GA Uncommitted 42 156 53 76 81.75
63 Devin Asiasi ATH De La Salle CA Uncommitted 99 16 103 122 85
64 D.K. Metcalf WR Oxford MS Ole Miss 27 245 24 50 86.5
65 Michael Divinity OLB John Ehret LA Uncommitted 82 48 100 119 87.25
66 Tyrie Cleveland WR Westfield TX Uncommitted 36 60 190 64 87.5
67 Shane Simmons DE DeMatha Catholic MD Penn State 116 13 97 126 88
68 Dwayne Haskins Jr. QB Bullis School MD Maryland 28 23 88 223 90.5
70 Willie Allen OT John Curtis LA Uncommitted 103 4 163 94 91
71 Kendell Jones DT Shoemaker TX Alabama 177 93 89 16 93.75
72 David Long CB Loyola CA Stanford 83 105 134 55 94.25
73 Landon Dickerson OT South Caldwell NC Uncommitted 23 107 59 192 95.25
74 Elijah Stove WR Niceville FL Auburn 81 111 52 142 96.5
75 Chauncey Gardner CB Cocoa FL Florida 88 150 51 109 99.5
76 Binjimen Victor WR Coconut Creek FL Uncommitted 24 272 69 37 100.5
77 Erick Fowler OLB Manor TX LSU 55 139 74 136 101
78 Breland Brandt DE Windward School CA UCLA 62 215 78 52 101.75
79 Jeffrey McCulloch OLB Aldine Davis TX Uncommitted 90 94 169 59 103
80 Benito Jones DT Wayne County MS Ole Miss 119 11 116 170 104
T81 Boss Tagaloa DT De La Salle CA Uncommitted 149 96 128 48 105.25
T81 Chauncey Manac DE Clinch County GA Georgia 155 114 72 80 105.25
83 John Raridon G Valley IA Nebraska 68 115 205 38 106.5
84 Trevon Sidney WR Bishop Amat CA USC 117 141 58 118 108.5
85 Jordan Elliott DT Westside TX Houston 38 49 250 103 110
86 Josh King DE Hinsdale South IL Michigan State 66 186 75 114 110.25
87 Auston Robertson DE Wayne IN Michigan State 93 157 124 79 113.25
88 Trevon Diggs ATH Avalon School MD Uncommitted 152 122 120 60 113.5
89 Liam Eichenberg OT St. Ignatius OH Notre Dame 96 61 250 62 117.25
90 Michael Onwenu OL Cass Tech MI Michigan 64 194 83 129 117.5
T91 Devin White ATH North Webster LA Uncommitted 145 97 166 72 120
T91 A.J. Brown WR Starkville MS Uncommitted 94 71 250 65 120
T93 N’Keal Harry WR Chandler AZ Uncommitted 250 56 20 155 120.25
T93 Raekwon Davis DT Meridian MS Alabama 47 207 94 133 120.25
95 Dylan Crawford WR Santa Margarita Catholic CA Uncommitted 125 178 90 92 121.25
96 Stephen Sullivan WR Donaldsonville LA Uncommitted 123 73 218 77 122.75
97 Curtis Robinson OLB Mater Dei CA Stanford 85 300 40 67 123
T98 Lamar Jackson S Franklin CA Uncommitted 111 137 87 164 124.75
T98 Jarrett Guarantano QB Bergen Catholic NJ Tennessee 182 87 107 123 124.75
100 Isaiah Chambers DE MacArthur TX Uncommitted 109 136 178 78 125.25
101 Theo Howard WR Westlake CA Oregon 131 300 32 47 127.5
102 Deonte Brown G Austin AL Alabama 250 81 81 99 127.75
103 Jake Hausmann TE Archbishop Moeller OH Ohio State 201 152 62 97 128
T104 Brendan Ferns ILB St. Clairsville OH Uncommitted 71 142 216 90 129.75
T104 Austin Mack WR Bishop Luers IN Ohio State 77 210 149 83 129.75
106 Dee Anderson WR DeSoto TX LSU 144 170 123 88 131.25
107 Justin Madubuike DE McKinney North TX Uncommitted 175 76 250 27 132
108 Terrell Hall DE St. John’s College DC Ohio State 49 167 54 260 132.5
109 Lokeni Toailoa ILB Wilmer Amina Carter CA UCLA 139 68 228 98 133.25
110 Daelin Hayes OLB Skyline MI USC 89 229 13 206 134.25
111 Jamel Cook ATH Miami Central FL Florida State 78 166 250 45 134.75
112 Jean Delance OT North Mesquite TX Uncommitted 167 91 159 128 136.25
113 Xavier Kelly DE East KS Uncommitted 53 175 160 159 136.75
T114 Byron Murphy CB Sagauro AZ Uncommitted 191 185 49 124 137.25
T114 Landon Young OL Lafayette KY Kentucky 100 153 91 205 137.25
T116 Tren’Davian Dickson WR Navasota TX Texas 70 198 250 32 137.5
T116 B.J. Emmons RB Freedom NC Alabama 250 64 119 117 137.5
118 George Hill ATH Hubbard OH Ohio State 73 197 209 73 138
119 Ahmir Mitchell ATH Cedar Creek NJ Uncommitted 108 216 102 130 139
120 Jack Allison QB Palmetto FL Miami 157 79 167 160 140.75
121 Javon McKinley WR Centennial CA Uncommitted 114 300 96 63 143.25
122 Dontavious Jackson ILB Alief Elsik TX Uncommitted 101 159 250 68 144.5
123 Tristen Wallace QB DeSoto TX Ohio State 75 164 250 101 147.5
124 Charlie Woerner WR Rabun County GA Uncommitted 192 103 250 46 147.75
125 Lavert Hill CB Martin Luther King MI Penn State 65 279 182 66 148
126 Brandon Burton ATH Jserra CA Uncommitted 250 163 47 137 149.25
127 Donnie Corley WR Martin Luther King MI Uncommitted 106 277 82 134 149.75
128 Jordan Fuller ATH North Valley Regional NJ Uncommitted 86 149 250 115 150
129 Antonneous Clayton DE Dooly County GA Uncommitted 219 63 42 284 152
130 Scott Bracey ATH Benedictine VA Duke 183 250 79 100 153
131 Shane Buechele QB Arlington Lamar TX Texas 221 121 98 177 154.25
132 Jared Mayden DB Sachse TX Oregon 250 218 106 56 157.5
133 Brandon Bowen DE Byron Nelson TX Uncommitted 250 250 55 81 159
134 Devwah Whaley RB Central Senior TX Uncommitted 194 51 244 151 160
135 Shaquille Quarterman ILB Oakleaf FL Miami 154 100 195 197 161.5
136 Drake Jackson C Woodford County KY Kentucky 74 240 250 84 162
137 Garrett Rand DT Hamilton AZ Uncommitted 43 151 189 273 164
138 John Broussard CB Central AL Auburn 150 66 198 252 166.5
139 Tyler Gerald G IMG Academy FL Ohio State 165 99 250 165 169.75
140 Keith Gavin WR Wakulla FL Florida State 148 80 193 262 170.75
141 Chris Owens G Lamar TX Alabama 205 89 250 140 171
142 Brian Burns DE American Heritage FL Uncommitted 35 300 250 104 172.25
143 Collin Johnson WR Valley Christian CA Texas 158 297 157 82 173.5
144 Karamo Dioubate DT Prep Charter PA Penn State 226 92 156 226 175
145 Carter Coughlin OLB Eden Prairie MN Minnesota 87 300 213 102 175.5
146 Marquill Osborne CB William Amos Hough NC Tennessee 222 88 104 300 178.5
147 Ellison Jordan DT Gilman School MD Penn State 250 140 250 75 178.75
148 Jauan Williams OT Arbishop Carroll DC Uncommitted 225 67 126 300 179.5
T149 Michail Carter DT Jackson GA Uncommitted 250 44 129 300 180.75
T149 Naseir Upshur TE Imhotep Institute PA Uncommitted 250 187 71 215 180.75

 

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