Though many of the top high school football prospects in the country have already committed to which college they will play for in 2017, there are quite a few uncommitted recruits who are trying to make the most of the process. National Signing Day is still 10 months away, but that doesn't mean fans don't want to know where these potential superstars will end up. Here are the early favorites to sign the top 10 uncommitted prospects in the 2017 class:
WR Tee Higgins (Oak Ridge, TN) - Clemson Tigers
Higgins has tremendous size at 6'4", and his soft hands make him an extremely dangerous red zone threat. He also has the speed to stretch the defense and has shown a willingness to go over the middle. Clemson is getting pushed by Tennessee, but he Tigers are clearly out in front.
OT Austin Jackson (Phoenix, AZ) - USC Trojans
The only knock on Jackson is that he needs to add to his 6'5", 260-pound frame, but he has the size, strength, and athleticism to become a team's starting left tackle for the next three years. USC is out in front, though Arizona State and Texas A&M are firmly in the mix for him.
WR Trevon Grimes (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Ohio State Buckeyes
Florida, Florida State and Miami are all going hard after Grimes to keep him in-state. However, he is clearly favoring the Buckeyes and could sign sooner rather than later. At 6'3" and 205 lbs with 4.4 40-yard dash speed, he's a scary mix of size and speed.
CB Deangelo Gibbs (Loganville, GA) - Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia is not going to let this kid go out of state, but Tennessee is doing their best to pull him away. A big, rangy, physical corner at 6'2" and 205 lbs, Gibbs should be able to step on the field and start from day one.
S Jeffery Okudah (Grand Prairie, TX) - Ohio State Buckeyes
The top safety in the 2017 class, Okudah has no shortage of suitors. Texas, Stanford and Alabama are all very much in the mix, but many think he'll end up at Ohio State. He's a physical safety that shows no fear when tackling and making plays in the run game, but he's also excellent in coverage with very good ball skills - he also plays receiver in high school.
OT Foster Sarell (Graham, WA) - Washington Huskies
Want a big left tackle that can do it all? Sarell is your guy. He's already massive at 6'6" and 320 lbs, giving him the strength to start from day one. No one is really challenge Washington for the prized tackle.
CB Darnay Holmes (Calabasas, CA) - Nebraska Cornhuskers
Holmes has been leaning towards Stanford for a while, but Nebraska has signed a pair of his high school teammates (WRKeyshawn Johnson Jr., QB Tristan Gebbia) that are close to him. The Huskers are surging as a result, and he's been blown away by all his visits to Lincoln. The top cornerback in the country can very much shut down one side of the field because of his ball skills and tackling prowess, both of which will translate to the college game.
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit, MI) - Michigan Wolverines
The race for the top wideout in the country seems to be between Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State, and the Wolverines have the edge right now. The 6'2", 190-pounder has the best hands in the country combined with breakaway speed - a deadly combo.
DT Marvin Wilson (Bellaire, TX) - Texas Longhorns
LSU and Texas are locked in a tight race for Wilson, but he's expected to stay in-state and sign with the Longhorns. Though he makes his mark as a run-stopper at 6'4" and 330 lbs, he's surprisingly quick for his size, allowing him to also be effective rushing the passer.
LB Dylan Moses - LSU Tigers
Moses originally committed to his hometown LSU Tigers, but has also been entertaining Alabama and Texas since decommitting. He says he's currently favoring the Longhorns, but he always seems to circle back to Baton Rouge. Expect this versatile, speedy, hard-hitting athlete to wind up with LSU.
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