With high school football season over, National Underclassmen Combine Founder and President Dave Schuman analyzed the best players nationwide. After countless hours studying film, Schuman presents his top 15 players of the Class of 2014:
15) Tadric Jackson-Quarterback-Tift County (GA)
7 Offers, highlighted by Alabama and Florida
- 6'2, 175
- Two-Sport star - also commands seven offers for basketball.
- Incredible athlete.
- Excellent size for a sophomore.
- Flashy playmaker with raw ability.
14) Tre Williams - Linebacker - St. Paul's (AL)
Three offers - FSU, Alabama and Auburn
- 6'2, 215
- 4.67 40.
- Excellent speed.
- Covers sideline to sideline.
- Great in pass coverage.
- Sure tackler.
13) Andy Bauer - Offensive Lineman - DeSmet (MO)
Three offers -Boston College, Mizzou and Miami (FL)
- 6-foot-5, 292
- 5.2 40
- 275 bench max.
- 500 Squat Max.
- Great punch.
12) Jay Hayes - Offensive Line - Poly Prep (NY)
- 6-5, 270
- NUC U100 East OL MVP
- 19 bench reps at 155
- Great intensity.
- Vocal leader.
- Sound fundamentals.
11) Shaq Davidson - WR - Gaffney (SC)
South Carolina Offer
- 6'0, 170
- Acrobatic receiver.
- Excellent route runner.
10) William Crest - Quarterback - Dunbar (MD)
Three Offers - Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia
- 6-2, 190
- 5.2 40
- 4.95 40.
- Great accuracy.
- Great zip on passes.
- NUC U100 East QB MVP
9) Jalen Brown - Athlete-Mountain Pointe (AZ)
Arizona State Offer
- 6'2, 160
- 4.77 40
- Tremendous athlete
- Very smooth in and out of breaks.
- Great technique.
- NUC Top Prospect Athlete MVP
8) Sony Michel - Running Back-American Heritage (FL)
Three Offers - Notre Dame, Florida State, Miami (FL)
- 5-11, 180
- 4.5 40.
- Physical back with great vision.
- Home-run hitter out of the backfield.
7) Gerald Towns - Inside Linebacker-West Deptford (NJ)
- 6-2, 225
- 1600 rushing yards and 27 TDs as a freshman.
- Excellent size.
- 4.94 40
- 8-3 broad.
- NUC Alum.
6) Bo Scarbrough-Running Back-Northridge (AL)
- 6-2, 215
- 4.4 40
- Bruising Back
- Terrific Size.
5) Jalen Tabor - Cornerback-Friendship Collegiate Academy (DC)
11 offers highlighted by Alabama and Ohio State.
- 6-1, 168
- Excellent jam.
- Sound technique.
- Great ball skills.
- NUC Alum
4) Sam Mustipher - Defensive Tackle - Good Counsel (MD)
Four Offers -- Ohio State tops
- 6-3, 270
- Commands a double team
- Tremendous size.
- Fills gaps.
3) Leonard Founette - Running Back - St. Augustine (LA)
Six Offers - Highlighted by Florida and LSU
- 6-0, 210
- 1735 yards, 22 TDs as a Freshman
- Great vision and cuts
- Powerful back
2) Jabrill Peppers - Cornerback - Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
Three Offers - Rutgers, South Carolina, Florida
- 6-0, 190
- Excellent technician
- Great jam
- Top Athlete
- Ball Hawk
1)Da'Shawn Hand - Defensive End - Woodbrige (VA)
Six Offers - Virginia Tech and Boston College lead the way
- 6-5, 245
- 4.6 40
- Pass-Rush phenom with 21 sacks as a sophomore
- Tremendous size-speed combo.