HSSR Reveals Our “Stud 7” Top Rated 2015 Prospects In South Carolina
By Billy G. Baker
Goose Creek—Due to the fact the recruiting process has been moved up a full year, which hurts great 2014 late developing players like Oceanez Fluitt (6-3, 200) of C.E. Murray, the HSSR has decided for the first time ever to release it’s top seven juniors to our readership (2015) and talk about their skills and abilities.
We shared this information with many colleges on our recruiting service a year ago when these players were sophomores so it certainly will not be new information to them. However, it might be of value to our readers who follow recruiting.
Once again the HSSR thanks Dusty Rhodes and all the hard working Josten’s rep’s throughout South Carolina for sponsoring this recruiting feature page.
To date the number one 2014 HSSR football prospect is defensive end Shameik Blackshear (6-5, 235) of Bluffton. He is a commitment to South Carolina. He has great explosion and has been dominant and over powering at times. He has already been invited to the 2015 Army all-American game. He will easily add 20 pounds to his tall lean frame.
The HSSR number two rated player is defensive end Albert Huggins (6-3, 270) of Orangeburg-Wilkinson. We first scouted Huggins in August of his freshman year when the Bruins came to Summerville for a scrimmage. He stood out as a major college prospect then, as well as now. He has great explosion off the edge and plays physical to the whistle. He already has a 365 pound bench. To date he has over 15 major college offers and counting.
At number three is Summerville offensive lineman Zach Bailey (6-5, 305) who moved to Summerville three years ago when both of his parents transferred to the area with Boeing from Washington State. Bailey has 5.0 speed, long arm extension for pass blocking, and fits the NFL model to a tee. He bench presses over 350 pounds and has a work ethic second to none. He has great coaching in veteran mentor Buddy King. Bailey is hearing from colleges on both coasts and he has been to both Clemson and South Carolina. He should land between 15 and 20 offers before the end of the May evaluation period in 2014.
Quarterback Kelly Bryant (6-4, 195) transferred from Abbeville to Wren after his sophomore year and he s having a good junior year for the Hurricanes. In his first four games at Wren he completed 49 of 83 passes for 703 yards and four TD’s. He has been offered by both Clemson and South Carolina after his sophomore season. He is hearing from all schools in the SEC/ACC area.
Rounding out the HSSR 2014 top five prospects is South Aiken defensive end Rasool Clemons (6-6, 215) who has been offered by Florida State, Clemson and South Carolina. Clemons should add weight and he has a tremendous upside with great speed and a motor that rarely stops. He is a pass rushing machine with ball bearing flexible hips.
Boiling Springs offensive lineman Noah Green (6-5,285) holds down the sixth spot and he recently pledged to Clemson. Green has long extension, a great pass blocking lineman with agile feet, and he bench presses 350 pounds with ease. His tall frame will easily carry 20 to 30 more pounds.
Rounding out our early look at “The Stud Seven” for 2015 is Byrnes receiver Tavin Richardson (6-4, 215). He is the go to guy in the high octane offense his high school team is known for. This kid catches passes in his sleep. He has early offers from Georgia Tech, Miami, Arkansas and Louisville making him the most offered junior in the state right now.
Next month we will sneak a peek at players like Michael Barnett of Woodland, Ty’son Williams of Crestwood and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside of Dorman. Oh, and don’t forget about Daniel Thompson of Boiling Springs or Gage Cervenka of Emerald.
The players in South Carolina are well coached by the best group of high school coaches in the nation. The 2015 class in South Carolina will push well over 40 major college prospects. We salute the hard work of the coaches throughout the state who do a great job teaching these young men the fundamentals of the game.