The National Underclassmen is proud to present a look at some of the top players in the class of 2014. Below are 150 players from around the country who have demonstrated that they may be NUC regionally and/or nationally ranked players when the 2014 rankings come out next year. This is not a final list and many more players will surface as the 2012 season commences.
A quick breakdown of the NUC150 Watch List shows that there are 23 players from the Sunshine State, 21 players from the Lone Star State, and 13 from the Golden State. Linebacker is the position with the most representation with 23 players followed closely by defensive lineman and athletes with 20 representatives apiece.
We hope fans of the NUC will enjoy this list and watch closely as it takes shape next spring with the state rankings, regional rankings, and national rankings. Again, good luck to every coach across America and every player that has devoted their time to playing one of the greatest games in the world.
Jamal Adams, Hebron, TX, DB
Adams was in on 60 tackles and four picks last season.
Gyasi Akem, Broken Arrow, OK, LB
Akem was Overall MVP at NUC SW Five-Star Showcase.
Kyle Allen, Desert Mountain, AZ, QB
Allen was QB MVP at NUC West Five-Star Showcase.
Budda Baker, Bellevue, WA, ATH
Baker is one of the key players on National Powerhouse team.
Joey Banks, Franklin, CA, RB
Banks was named RB MVP at Top Prospect-Developmental Camp.
Drew Barker, Conner, KY, QB
Barker accounted for over 3,000 yards of offensive and 29 scores.
Dillon Bates, Ponte Vedra, FL, LB
Bates had 101 tackles and eight pass breakups last season.
Braxton Berrios, Leesville Road, NC, ATH
Berrios is a former multiple award winner with NUC in 2011.
Coleman Blackston, Dunbar, MD, RB
Blackston was named RB MVP at SW Ultimate100 this past summer.
Quin Blanding, Bayside, VA, DB
Blanding was named DB MVP at NUC East Five-Star Showcase.
Jeb Blazevich, Charlotte Christian, NC, TE
Blaze had 32 catches for 513 yards and six scores.
Dante Booker, St. Vincent-St. Mary, OH, LB
Booker was in on over 150 tackles last season.
Dominique Booth, Pike, IN, WR
Booth snagged 46 passes as a sophomore.
Jalen Brown, Mountain Pointe, AZ, WR
Brown is a multiple award winner at NUC Camps over past two years.
Tony Brown, Ozen, TX, DB
Brown was named DB MVP at NUC Top Prospect Game.
Andrew Brown, Oscar Smith, VA, DL
Brown was named DL MVP at NUC East Five-Star Showcase.
Garrett Brumfield, University Lab, LA, OL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPI2AItvlsBrumfield really impressed at NUC Southeast Five-Star Showcase.
Jimmy Byrne, St. Ignatius, OH, OL
Byrne helped lead team to the Ohio DI State Championship.
Daniel Cage, Winton Woods, OH, DL
Cage was named DL MVP at NUC Midwest Ultimate100.
KD Cannon, Mount Pleasant, TX, WR
Cannon had over 1,000 yards in receptions and ten scores.
KJ Carta-Samuels, Bellarmine Prep, CA, QB
Carta-Samuels was named QB MVP at NUC Top Prospect Camp.
Donald Catalon, Eisenhower, TX, RB
Catalon ran for 1,148 yards as a sophomore.
Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, GA, ATH
Choice is the athletic signal caller for one of South Georgia's traditional powers.
Demarcus Christmas, Manatee, FL, DL
Christmas was part of FHSAA 7A State Champion team in 2011.
Keller Chryst, Palo Alto, CA, QB
He threw for 2,165 yards and 28 scores as a sophomore.
Khairi Clark, Chaminade Madonna, FL, DL
Clark is a former outstanding performer at several NUC Camps.
Jamardre Cobb, Salesian, CA, LB
Cobb recorded 82 tackles and 11 sacks last season.
Mason Cole, East Lake, FL, OL
Cole is a former outstanding performer at several NUC Camps.
Cedric Collins, Skyline, TX, DB
Collins was part of (14-1) team last season.
Dalvin Cook, Miami Central, FL, RB
Cook ran for 876 yards and nine scores as sophomore.
Byron Daniels, James Madison, TX, WR
Daniels averaged over 21 yards per catch and scored 16 touchdowns.
Kain Daub, Nease, FL, LB
Daub recorded 108 tackles and 12 sacks.
Shaq Davidson, Gaffney, SC, WR
Davidson had 29 catches for 683 yards and eight scores.
Brandon Dawkins, Oaks Christian, CA, QB
Dawkins Highlight Reel
Dawkins accounted for over 3,100 yards of offense and 40 scores.
Duke Dawson, Dixie County, FL, ATH
This two-way star played about every position but offensive and defensive line.
Garrett Dickerson, Bergen Catholic, NJ, TE
Two-way player was in on 51 stops on defensive side of the ball.
Johnnie Dixon, Dwyer, FL, WR
Dixon had 18 catches for an amazing 433 yards and four scores.
Deon Drake, Cass Tech, MI, LB
He recorded 42 tackles and ten TFL's last season.
Joey Duckworth, Louisville, OH, QB
Duckworth is one of the top gunslingers in all the Midwest.
Tyrique Edwards, Sachse, TX, ATH
Edwards dominated the Dallas North Air-Raid 7-on-7 Camp.
Avery Edwards, Ravenscroft, NC, TE
Edwards was named TE MVP at Greensboro NUC.
Adly Enoicy, Atlantic, FL, TE
Enoicy is the perfect mismatch hybrid TE/WR.
Craig Evans, Sun Prairie, WI, DL
He recorded 75 tackles and 12 sacks last season.
Tanner Farmer, Highland, IL, OL
Farmer was named Overall MVP at NUC MW Ultimate100.
Bear Fenimore, Westwood, TX, QB
Fenimore was named QB MVP at NUC SW Five-Star Showcase.
Michael Ferns, St. Clairsville, OH, LB
He has already amassed 224 tackles in his varsity career.
Leonard Fournette, St. Augustine, LA, RB
He has already run for almost 3,700 yards at the varsity level.
Edwin Freeman, Arlington Bowie, TX, DB
Freeman is one of the top athletes in the Lone Star State.
Clifton Garrett Plainfield South, IL, LB
Garrett was in on 78 tackles as a sophomore.
RaShaan Gaulden, Independence, TN, DB
He recorded 67 tackles and four picks as a sophomore.
Wesley Green, ML King, GA, DB
This lock down corner had 35 tackles and three picks last season.
Shaun Dion Hamilton, Carver, AL, LB
Hamilton is one of the top linebacker prospects in the entire Southeast.
Cameron Hampton, Carter, TX, LB
Hampton leads the infamous Dallas Carter defense.
CJ Hampton, Meridian, MS, DB
Hampton helped lead Meridian is a (13-1) record last year.
Da'Shawn Hand, Woodbridge Sr., VA, DL
Hand had an amazing 21 sacks as a sophomore.
Drake Harris, Grand Rapids, MI, WR
Harris had 45 catches for 950 yards and ten scores.
Treon Harris, BT Washington, FL, ATH
He accounted for over 2,200 yards of offense and 31 scores.
Allan Havili, Stansbury, UT, DL
This two-way star also accounted for 36 tackles.
Jay Hayes, Poly Prep, NY, OL
Hayes has competed at several NUC Events over past two years.
Jerrod Heard, Guyer, TX , QB
He threw for 2,286 yards and 28 scores last season.
Dravon Henry, Aliquippa, PA, ATH
He recorded nine picks and rushed for over 1,400 yards.
Kiy Hester, DePaul Catholic, NJ, ATH
He caught 27 passes for 501 yards and eight scores.
Jonathan Hilliman, St. Peter's Prep, NJ, RB
Hilliman averaged over seven yards per carry last year.
Jordan Hoiem, Baldwin, HI, LB
He helped lead team to (9-2) record last year.
Corey Holmes, St. Thomas Aquinas, FL, WR
Holmes is one of the key offensive pieces for powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas.
Jalyn Holmes, Lake Taylor, VA, DL
Holmes recorded 60 tackles and 13 TFL's last season.
Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic, NC, RB
Hood ran for over 1,900 yards and 35 scores.
Marlon Humphrey, Hoover, AL, DB
Humphrey had nine PBU's and six picks last year.
Jalen Hurd, Beech Sr., TN, ATH
Hurd is a former NUC award winner.
JC Jackson, Immokalee, FL, WR
Jackson averaged over 30 yards per catch last season.
Vincent Jackson, Jesuit, FL, LB
He had 62 tackles and eight sacks as a sophomore.
Chris James, Notre Dame Prep, IL, RB
James Highlight Reel
James was named RB MVP at NUC MW Ultimate100.
Lorenzo Joe, Abilene Cooper, TX , WR
Joe had 48 catches for 762 yards and nine scores.
Roderick Johnson, Hazelwood Central, MO, OL
Johnson is top lineman on traditional Missouri Powerhouse.
Jamarco Jones, De La Salle, IL, OL
Jones is one of the top linemen in the Chicago Catholic League.
Laurence Jones Neville, LA, DB
Jones helped guide team to LHSAA 4A State Title.
Jamil Kamara, Bishop Sullivan, VA, WR
Kamara started receiving offers his freshman year.
Melvin Keihn, Gilman School, MD, LB
He recorded 51 tackles and 12 sacks last season.
Todd Kelly, Jr., Webb School, TN , ATH
Kelly helped team win state championship his freshman year.
Chandler Kincade, Blackhawk, PA, QB
Kincade was 40 of 68 for 547 yards in shortened season due to injury.
DeMarre Kitt, Sandy Creek, GA, WR
He collected 42 passes for 651 yards and ten scores.
DeShone Kizer, Central Catholic, OH, QB
He put up 1,700 yards of offense and 14 scores.
Ermon Lane, Homestead, FL, WR
Lane had 22 catches for 679 yards and seven scores.
Allen Lazard, Urbandale, IA, ATH
Lazard had 94 tackles and eight picks last season.
Nifae LeaLao, Jr., Capital Christian, CA, DL
He recorded 92 tackles and 23 TFL's last season.
Brandon Lee, Lawrence Central, IN, LB
Lee helped team go undefeated in league games last season (7-0).
Toa Lobendahn, Lakewood, CA, OL
Lakewood has a tradition of producing quality DI prospects.
Tyler Luatua, La Mirada, CA, TE
He had 23 catches for 251 yards last season.
Josh Malone, Station Camp, TN, WR
This two-way star had 22 catches for 584 yards and seven scores.
Christian McCaffrey, Valor Christian, CO, ATH
McCaffrey accounted for 36 scores last season.
Jacob McCrary, Coral Reef, FL, WR
This speedster averaged 23.4 yards per catch last year.
KC McDermott, Palm Beach Central, FL, OL
Both his older brothers are playing DI football.
Malik McDowell, Loyola, MI, DL
McDowell is also a star on the hardwood.
Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County, GA, LB
This huge backer recorded 97 tackles last season.
Travon McMillian, CD Hylton, VA, ATH
He accounted for over 2,200 yards and 29 scores last season.
Steven Moss, Chancellor, VA, OL
This athletic lineman could play several positions along the line.
Peyton Newell, Hiawatha, KS, DL
Newell is a former multiple award winner at NUC Camps.
Derrick Nnadi, Ocean Lakes, VA, DL
This massive nose guard does not get pushed off the ball.
Devante Noil, Edna Karr, LA, ATH
He accounted for over 2,400 yards of offense and 34 scores.
Sione Palelei, East Ascension, LA, RB
Palelei was named 2014 NUC Offensive Player of the Year.
George Panos, Arrowhead, WI, OL
Panos is top blocker on Wisconsin powerhouse.
Edward Paris, Jr., Timberview, TX, DB
He had eight picks and 20 PBU's last season.
Steven Parker, Jenks, OK, DB
This tall corner plays for one of the best High School football teams in the country.
Jabrill Peppers, Paramus Catholic, NJ, ATH
This two-way star scored 22 touchdowns last year.
Kamryn Pettway, Prattsville, AL, RB
Pettway has starred at several NUC events in 2012.
Jordan Poland, La Jolla Country Day, CA, OL
This massive offensive lineman is already committed to USC.
Damian Prince, Bishop McNamara, MD, OL
This giant offensive lineman plays in one of the toughest leagues in the country.
Naquez Pringle, Carvers Bay, SC, DL
This interior defensive lineman recorded 40 tackles last year.
Michiah Quick, Central East, CA, ATH
He caught 37 passes for 592 yards and eight scores.
Justice Rawlins, Monessen, PA, LB
Rawlins is the younger brother of Chavas Rawlins WVU QB Commit.
Derick Roberson, Brennan, TX, LB
He recorded 105 tackles and 31 TFL's last season.
Cameron Robinson, West Monroe, LA, OL
Robinson transferred to Louisiana powerhouse West Monroe.
Travis Rudolph, Cardinal Newman, FL, ATH
He had over 1,100 yards of offense and 13 scores last year.
Tanner Sanders , Crescent Valley, OR, ATH
Sanders plays almost every position on the football field.
Bo Scarbrough, Northridge, AL, RB
This huge back accounted for over 1,200 yards and 17 scores.
Hoza Scott, LaPorte, TX, LB
This giant linebacker may be top prospect in the Lone Star State.
Brandon Simmons, Timberview, TX, DB
Simmons recorded 100 tackles and three picks last season.
Braden Smith, Olathe South, KS, OL
He helped lead team to Kansas 6A State Championship.
Arrion Springs, Roosevelt, TX, DB
Springs was a standout at the NUC MW Ultimate100 this past year.
Nathan Starks, Bishop Gorman, NV, RB
Starks averaged over 12 yards a carry last season.
Moral Stephens, Taylor County, FL, WR
Stephens averaged over 17 points a game on the hardwood.
Chance Stewart , Sturgis, MI, QB
He has already thrown for over 3,000 yards on the varsity level.
Connor Strachan, St. Sebastian's Country Day, MA, LB
This huge inside linebacker was in on 80 tackles last year.
Jalen Tabor, Friendship Collegiate, DC, DB
Tabor is the coveted tall lock down corner.
Ainuu Taua, Lompoc, CA, DL
Taua recorded 45 tackles and seven sacks.
Chad Thomas, BT Washington, FL, DL
Thomas recorded 62 tackles and five sacks last season.
Solomon Thomas, Coppell, TX, DL
Thomas was in on over 100 tackles last season.
Trevion Thompson, Hillside, NC, WR
Thompson had 40 catches for over 700 yards last year.
Andrew Trumbetti, Demarest, NJ, DL
Two-way star had 28 catches and over 40 tackles last year.
Casey Tucker, Hamilton, AZ, OL
Tucker is top lineman on Arizona powerhouse.
Malik Turner, Sacred Heart-Griffin, IL, WR
Turner was named WR MVP at the NUC MW Ultimate100.
Justin Twine, Hemphill, TX, RB
Twine ran for over 2,400 yards last season.
Travonte Valentine, Bayside, FL, DL
Valentine had 22 TFL's and 12 sacks last season.
Devin Voorhies, Wilkinson County, MS, ATH
He accounted for over 2,300 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Denzel Ware, Crestview, FL, DL
Ware is the perfect hybrid DE/LB.
Marquis, Ware Salesian, CA, LB
Ware recorded nearly 80 tackles and over 500 yards receiving.
Jacory Washington, Westlake, LA, TE
Washington was named TE MVP at SW NUC Ultimate100.
Dareian Watkins, Galion, OH, ATH
Watkins accounted for over 1,800 yards and 26 scores.
Nick Watkins, Bishop Dunne, TX, DB
This cover corner had 5 picks and six PBU's last season.
DeShaun Watson, Gainesville, GA, QB
This dual-threat signal caller accounted for 57 scores last season.
Parrker Westphal, Bolingbrook, IL, DB
He recorded 56 tackles and 20 PBU's last season.
Zach, Whitley, North Shore, TX, LB
Whitley was in on over 70 tackles last season.
Dwight Williams, Junipero Serra, CA, LB
Williams was in on nearly 70 tackles last year.
KJ Williams, Liberty, PA, WR
He had 415 yards receiving and nine scores last season.
Stanley Williams, George Walton, GA, RB
Williams is a former Overall MVP from the 2011 NUC Season.
Tre' Williams, St. Paul's Episcopal, AL, LB
Williams was named LB MVP at NUC South Five-Star Showcase.
Gerald Willis, III Edna Karr, LA, DL
Willis led team to second straight State Championship appearance.
Quincy Wilson, University School, FL, DB
Wilson helped team to a (12-1) record last season.
Ethan Wolf, Minster, OH, TE
Wolf had 20 catches for nearly 400 yards last season.
Joseph Yearby, Miami Central, FL, RB
Yearby ran for 2,160 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.