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January 21, 2014

Plenty of new faces in final 2014 Rivals250

THE LIST: Final class of 2014 Rivals250

There were plenty of changes in the Rivals100 and among prospects already in the Rivals250 and we also look at the recruits who moved from being unranked into the final rankings. Leading the way here is Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, who shined at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

There were 16 prospects who moved into the final Rivals250. Here is a look at the entire list:

OLB Bryson Allen-Williams, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, committed to South Carolina (from unranked to No. 103): "No matter who you asked, it was clear Bryson Allen-Williams had one of the best weeks of any of the prospects at the Army Bowl. What makes us bullish on Allen-Williams is he continues to get better. This past season was his first full year at linebacker and he continues to develop nicely into the position." - Woody Wommack, Rivals.com Southeast recruiting analyst

TE Jacory Washington, Westlake, La., committed to LSU (from unranked to No. 151): "The big question going into the Under Armour All-America game was Washington's hands. He had some sub-par performances during the spring and summer months, but there was always a thought Washington had the potential to be special. In Florida, he stepped up his play. He showed the hands along with other athletic gifts and was one of the top tight ends throughout the week." - Jason Howell, Rivals.com Midlands/Southwest recruiting analyst

OLB Bobby Okereke, Tustin (Calif.) Foothill, committed to Stanford (from unranked to No. 158): "Okereke has tremendous film and showed off his athleticism and versatility in his senior season. During the all-star season, he was one of the better defensive players in the Semper-Fi game. Okereke has slid under the radar for most of his high school career but he's definitely emerged this season and is now one of the top outside linebackers in the country. He's smart, athletic, versatile and Okereke has proven he can play on the biggest stage." - Adam Gorney, Rivals.com West recruiting analyst

CB Nicholas Ruffin, Atlanta St. Pius X School, committed to Auburn (from unranked to No. 164): "Auburn needs help at the cornerback position and there's a reason Ruffin was one of their top targets this cycle. He's a physical defensive back and showed what he can do against top-flight competition during the week at Army. At about 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Ruffin is the ever-desired big corner that SEC teams are after more than ever." - Wommack

RB Madre London, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, committed to Michigan State (from unranked to No. 175): "London is a physical runner with pretty good speed to the outside and good vision and footwork in traffic. He finishes all of his runs and makes opponents pay, so he's a perfect fit for an offense that likes to pound the ball. He's not a guy you'll see running out of bounds very often as we saw at the Semper Fi Game." - Mike Farrell, Rivals.com National Recruiting Director

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DT Zaycoven Henderson, Longview, Texas, committed to Texas A&M (from unranked to No. 190): "Henderson put on a show during the week at the Semper Fi All-American game in California, and showed the athleticism to play up and down the line during practice. Make no mistake -- defensive tackle is his home. He is very strong and explosive and he usually arrives at his destination in a bad mood." - Howell

PQB Mason Rudolph, Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern, committed to Oklahoma State (from unranked to No. 196): "We had a chance to get an extended look at Rudolph at the Shrine Bowl and in the South Carolina postseason and he really delivered. He's the build of a classic pro-style quarterback but he's comfortable playing in the spread and throwing on the move, two things that should help him in the Oklahoma State offense. The one knock on Rudolph is his unorthodox throwing motion, but he's shown that it doesn't impact his ability to put zip on the ball or deliver it on target. He also doesn't seem to get rattled, another good trait you look for in a guy that could be the face of your program in the future." - Wommack

OG Corey Martinez, Tampa Catholic, committed to Florida State (from unranked to No. 198): "Martinez was one of the best linemen, if not the best, at the Semper Fi Game. He is a road grader and opens holes well but he's also athletic enough to get to the second level and hit moving targets. He's also a leader and took on that role for his team. He was very solid." - Farrell

ILB Chandler Leniu, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, uncommitted (from unranked to No. 201): "Leniu might not have the greatest size, but he can play at a high level and he can play with the best linebackers in the country. Not only was Leniu one of the best defensive players at Bosco, arguably the top high school team in the country, but then he had a strong showing at the Semper Fi game. Leniu brings a physical presence to the field but he is also speedy, running sideline to sideline to make a lot of tackles." - Gorney

OG Sam Mustipher, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel, committed to Notre Dame (from unranked to No. 203): "Mustipher showed some improvement during the season and at the Under Armour All-America Game. The Notre Dame-bound guard still has his great strength and tenacity. Mustipher is a very tough run blocker but really improved as a pass blocker. He showed that he is learning to keep his hands inside on the defender instead of outside on the shoulder pads and had a decent amount of success in pass rushing drills during the week of practice in Orlando." - Adam Friedman, Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic recruiting analyst

WR Corey Holmes, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, committed to Notre Dame (from unranked to No. 224): "Holmes is a quick receiver who runs polished routes and gains separation with his ability to juke the defender. He sells his head and body fakes well, distances himself from defenders and has reliable hands. He's skinny and not a huge target, but he can fill out his frame a bit. He was one of the surprises at Under Armour." - Farrell

WDE Olajuwon Tucker, Gardena (Calif.) Serra, committed to USC (from unranked to No. 228): "Tucker might have gotten lost on an excellent Serra defense that was filled with stars in the 2014, 2015 and even 2016 classes. But instead of backing down, Tucker stepped up and was excellent all season. He is fast, elusive, tough off the edge and then he has the speed to track down either the quarterback or running back." - Gorney

DT Garrald McDowell, Covington, La., committed to Ole Miss (from unranked to No. 242): "The knock on McDowell has been his size. However, he is very quick and strong in the middle and plays with great leverage. He is also smart. At the Under Armour All-America game, he put it all together and was one of the top defensive linemen throughout the week. He turned plenty of heads and there was no question he was on his way up the ranks after his performance." - Howell

ATH Devin Voorhies, Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County, committed to LSU (from unranked to No. 244): "Voorhies is a long, versatile athlete. Quick is not really the word for him, but he always seems to be in position to make a play whether he is on offense or defense. He anticipates well and is very rangy. Playing free safety for the Mississippi squad at the Alabama-Mississippi game, he was one of the top standouts throughout the week. He also showed well while working at receiver." - Howell

WR Markell Pack, Purvis, Miss., committed to Ole Miss (from unranked to No. 245): "Pack has plenty of size and athleticism to work with and at times he has shown some spectacular playmaking ability. Consistency is the key for the standout receiver from Purvis (Miss.) though. He can take a little while to get going, but once he does, he is hard to stop." - Howell

DQB Rafe Peavey, Bolivar, Mo., committed to Arkansas (from unranked to No. 250): "Peavey solidified his four-star ranking at the Under-Armour game. And while he wasn't perfect at practice, he had a nice run when he entered the game itself as a backup. Peavey was up and down in practice all week, but the highs were much higher than the lows." - Rob Cassidy, Rivals.com West recruiting analyst



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