South: 2015 Rankings update

Bailey Sharp

Scout now has exactly 700 class of 2015 prospects ranked and 1100 prospects are three stars or better. There were a few prospects that added stars this update in the South and you read about them here…

2015 Scout 300

The headliner is Derwin James, a safety out of Haines City, Fla. He was a top 50 prospect before moving to No. 20 and adding a fifth star this cycle.

James is a 6-foot-2, 199 pound junior committed to Florida State. He is the complete safety who will play early and often in Tallahassee. James has been recruited for over two years now and he is now the No. 1 safety in the country on Scout.

He is the only new five star on Scout, but there are eight four stars.

Moving into the Scout 300 is D'Anfernee McGriff, an elite athlete out of Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon. He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and others. He is a 6-3, 220 pound athlete who plays quarterback, but is now ranked as a running back. He is a do-it-all player on the field. He is now the No. 102 prospect in the country on Scout.

Another Florida running back making a move into the Scout 300 is Dexter Williams. USC offered the Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange back earlier this week and he is on the rise. He has yet to hit double-digits, but the 6-0, 190 pound back will. He is a national talent. He checks in at No. 166 overall.

The cornerback position is very strong in the south this cycle and two of the best moved from three to four stars this week.

Cameron Ordway caught Scout's eye at a combine early in February and it was known then that he would shoot up the rankings. He has recently been offered by Alabama and Tennessee among others. The 6-1, 170 pound junior out of Pulaski (Tenn.) Giles County is now the No. 21 corner in the country.

Checking in at No. 37 in the cornerback class is Micah Abernathy. A prospect that has played more running back than cornerback is a great athlete out of Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian. His offer list has grown in the recent weeks adding offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee among others.

Those talented corners have to cover speedy wide receivers and two of those added four stars this update. Alabama commit Daylon Charlot and Derrick Dillon, both from Louisiana are among the top 36 wideouts in the country on Scout.

Both could be considered slot receivers. Both play fast, both will be weapons on special teams, and both are among the best in the Boot State. Charlet plays at Patterson and Dillon at Franklinton Pine.

In the trenches, offensive tackle Bailey Sharp and defensive end Michael Barnett move into the Scout 300.

Sharp is now the No. 25 tackle in the country and the Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry star has gone over the 20 offer mark recently. Schools like Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan State have offered the 6-5, 287 pound junior.

Barnett is a former Virginia Tech commitment and as soon as he opened his recruitment back up, the offers started to roll in. Within the past month, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina has offered.

The 6-4, 245 pound end out of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland is now the No. 28-ranked end in the country.

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