ESPN Films continues a busy summer of sports documentaries on Thursday, August 24, with a 30 for 30 documentary about the highs and lows of the 1988 Dallas Carter High School football team.
GEICO has been named title sponsor of the State Champions Bowl Series. For the second time since 2014, this unique event will allow high school football champions from different states to play against each other in post-season bowl games to be televised live on ESPNU.
Mark Webb, No. 181 on the ESPN 300, will be making his college announcement live on the College Football on ESPN Facebook page at 5 p.m. ET, prior to ESPNU’s telecast of St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) vs. Archbishop Wood (Pa.).
Beginning September 2, Weekly Coverage of Top High School Football Matchups, Totaling 12 Games Top players from ESPN 300 and ESPN Junior 300 will Participate, Totaling 67 Ranked Athletes More than 20 Participants Have Verbally Committed to Division I Schools The 2016 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase will feature matchups between some of the … Read More
- ESPNU Signing Day carries 13 ESPN 300 players commitments live
- 10 Recruits in the ESPN 300 Top 50; Every player in Top 150
- 12 players Top 5 at their position
The No. 1 college football recruit on Recruiting Nation’s ESPN 300 list, Rashan Gary, plans to announce his college commitment live from the Bristol, CT SportsCenter studio, during the 1 p.m. hour, on ESPN2. This will mark the fourth-consecutive year the No. 1 player’s announcement has aired within the ESPNU National Signing Day Special.
Gary is one of 13 impact players with live commitments scheduled during the ESPNU National Signing Day Special. Every player is in the Top 150 of the ESPN 300 rankings, 10 recruits are in the Top 50 and 12 players are in the Top 5 at their position, including the No. 1 linebacker Ben Davis and No. 1 safety Deontay Anderson.
In addition to live announcements and interviews, the 11th annual special features exclusive programming across five television networks, on-site reporting at 15 college campuses – including every Top 10 recruiting team – at least 20 streaming options on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, more than 30 head coach interviews and hourly updates to ESPN.com’s Recruiting Nation Class Rankings. Full details were released earlier this week.
Live player commitment schedule by the hour, as of Jan. 28:
(recruits & timing subject to change)
|Time (ET)||ESPN 300 Ranked Player||Position (Rank)||Hometown||Final Schools|
|9 a.m.||No. 18 Trayvon Mullen||No. 2 CB||Coconut Creek, Fla.
|Clemson, FSU, Louisville, LSU, TCU|
|No. 49 Brandon
|No. 2 Safety||Nacogdoches, Texas
|Arkansas, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M|
|10 a.m.||No. 24 Ben Davis||No. 1 LB||Gordo, Ala.
|Alabama Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame|
|No. 41 Deontay Anderson||No. 1 Safety||Manvel , Texas
|LSU, Ole Miss, Texas|
|No. 123 Dontavious Jackson||No. 5 LB||Houston, Texas
|Alabama, FSU, Texas|
|11 a.m.||No. 37 Nate Craig-Myers||No. 2 WR||Tampa, Fla.
|No. 26 Jeffrey McCulloch||No. 2 OLB||Aldine, Texas
|Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M|
|12:30 p.m.||No. 64 Landon Dickerson||No. 5 OT||Hudson , N.C.
|Alabama, FSU, Tennessee|
|1 p.m.*||No. 1 Rashan Gary||No. 1 DT||Paramus, N.J.
|Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ole Miss, USC|
|2 p.m.*||No. 34 Mack Wilson||No. 5 LB||Montgomery, Ala.
|Alabama, Florida, Georgia|
|3 p.m. *||No. 9 Derrick Brown||No. 5 DT||Sugar Hill, Ga.
|Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee|
|No. 44 Devin Asiasi||No. 3 TE||Concord, Calif.
|Alabama, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Washington|
|No. 54 Boss Tagaloa||No. 13 DT||Concord, Calif.||Cal, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Washington|
*This portion of ESPNU Signing Day (1-5 p.m.) will air on ESPN2
ESPN interviews are available for select media, in addition to a media conference call planned for Friday at Noon ET. Please email Gracie & Derek for details.
- 12 Games Beginning September 6
- 38 Ranked Players, Including No. 1 Overall and Seven in Top 15
- 18 Verbal Commitments from Ranked Players to Division I Schools
- 13 States, District of Columbia Represented
The 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase will feature more than 35 ranked players (ESPN 300 and ESPN Junior 300) throughout the 12-game schedule which begins on Sunday, Sept. 6, and continues through November 6 with games on ESPNU (eight) and ESPN2 (four). More than half of the ranked participating players have committed to Division I schools including Arizona State, Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Houston, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Tennessee. Among those schools, Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Tennessee will have quarterback commitments on display. The No. 1 ranked player, DT Rashan Gary (Paramus Catholic High School, N.J.) will also participate and currently is uncommitted. Additionally, numerous other potential and verbally committed Division 1 college football players will participate who are not ranked.
The 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase will be highlighted by two top teams in the nation going head to head: No. 2 IMG Academy (Fla.) hosting No. 15 Paramus Catholic (N.J.) in a matchup of USA Today Super 25 teams. Additionally, No. 6 DeMatha Catholic (Md.) and No. 13 St. John Bosco (Calif.) will also participate. Throughout the two-month slate, 13 states, plus Washington, D.C. will be represented.
Combined with the previously announced 2015 ESPN High School Kickoff, ESPN will televise 22 high school football games across its networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU).
2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Highlights:
- Future Rebel: Ole Miss verbal commitment and No. 2 dual-threat QB Shea Patterson (IMG Academy, Fla.) vs. Paramus Catholic, N.J. on October 23.
- Future Bulldogs: Two quarterbacks who have verbally committed to Georgia will play: No. 3 pocket-passer quarterback Jacob Eason (Lake Stevens, Wash.) vs. Kamiak, Wash., on October 23, and Bailey Hockman (McEachern,Ga.), No. 1 quarterback in the junior class, vs. Hillgrove, Ga., on November 6.
- Future Volunteer: Tennessee verbal commitment and No. 5 dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (Bergen Catholic High, N.J.) at DePaul Catholic, N.J., on October 9.
- Uncommitted Top QB: Fourth-ranked pocket passer in the junior class, Hunter Johnson (Brownsburg, Ind.) at Avon, Ind., on September 11.
- 1 Positional Players: Three seniors ranked No. 1 at their position will participate: DT Rashan Gary (Paramus Catholic, N.J.), TE Isaac Nauta (IMG Academy, Fla.), and RB Kareem Walker (DePaul Catholic, N.J.). Gary (No. 1 overall) and Nauta (No. 10) remain uncommitted, while Walker (No. 22) has verbally committed to Ohio State.
- Seven Top 15 Players: In addition to No. 1 Gary, No. 10 Nauta and No. 11 Hockman (junior), four more Top 15 players will participate: No. 5, DT Edward Oliver (Westfield High School, Texas), No. 11, DT Benito Jones (Wayne County High School, Miss.), No. 12, DE Shavar Manuel (IMG Academy, Fla.), and No. 13, DE Shane Simmons (DeMatha Catholic High School, Md.)
ESPN 300 Participants (Seniors)
|Rank and Player||Pos.||High School||Verbal College Commitment|
|No. 1 Rashan Gary||DT||Paramus Catholic High School, N.J.|
|No. 5 Edward Oliver||DT||Westfield High School, Texas||Houston|
|No. 10 Isaac Nauta||TE||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 11 Benito Jones||DT||Wayne County High School, Miss.||Ole Miss|
|No. 12 Shavar Manuel||DE||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 13 Shane Simmons||DE||DeMatha Catholic High School, Md.||Penn State|
|No. 20 Shea Patterson||QB||IMG Academy, Fla.||Ole Miss|
|No. 22 Kareem Walker||RB||DePaul Catholic High School, N.J.||Ohio State|
|No. 25 Jacob Eason||QB||Lake Stevens High School, Wash.||Georgia|
|No. 26 Rahshaun Smith||OLB||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 29 Julian Rochester||DT||McEachern High School, Ga.||Georgia|
|No. 35 Kristian Fulton||CB||Archbishop Rummel School for Boys, La.|
|No. 47 Saivion Smith||CB||IMG Academy, Fla.||LSU|
|No. 60 Tyrie Cleveland||WR||Westfield High School, Texas|
|No. 87 Jarrett Guarantano||QB||Bergen Catholic High, N.J.||Tennessee|
|No. 99 Tyler Gerald||OL||IMG Academy, Fla.||Ohio State|
|No. 117 Brandon Peters||QB||Avon High School, Ind.||Michigan|
|No. 124 Terrance Davis||OL||DeMatha Catholic High School, Md.|
|No. 145 Briston Guidry||DT||Archbishop Rummel School for the Boys, La.||Arkansas|
|No. 152 Jake Hausmann||TE||Archbishop Moeller High School, Ohio||Ohio State|
|No. 199 Dillon Sterling-Cole||QB||Westfield High School, Texas||Arizona State|
|No. 252 Tavares Chase||WR||IMG Academy, Fla.||Clemson|
|No. 293 Quayshon Alexander||DE||DePaul Catholic High School, N.J.||Nebraska|
|No. 295 Freddie Swain||WR||North Marion High School, Fla.|
ESPN Junior 300 Participants
|Rank and Player||Pos||High School||Verbal College Commitment|
|No. 11 Bailey Hockman||QB||McEachern, Ga.||Georgia|
|No. 40 Hunter Johnson||QB||Brownsburg, Ind.|
|No. 56 Joshua Kaindoh||DE||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 60 Anthony McFarland||RB||DeMatha Catholic, Md.|
|No. 73 Robert Hainsey||OL||IMG Academy, Fla|
|No. 87 Cam Spence||DT||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 89 Wyatt Davis||OL||St. John Bosco High School, Calif.|
|No. 113 Corey Bolds||DE||Paramus Catholic , Md.|
|No. 124 Cesar Ruiz||OL||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 187 Emmanuel Greene||WR||IMG Academy, Fla.|
|No. 201 Drew Singleton||LB||Paramus Catholic, N.J.|
|No. 205 Tyler Smith||WR||McEachern, Ga.|
|No. 244 Blake Vinson||OL||North Marion, Fla.|
|No. 271 Tre’ McKitty||TE||IMG Academy, Fla.||Miami|
2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Matchups:
Note: Team Rankings are from USA Today. All game times ET
Wayne, Ohio vs. Moeller, Ohio
Sunday, September 6: 4 p.m. on ESPNU from Roettger Field in Lockland, Ohio.
- Rematch of the 2014 Ohio State Semifinals which was won by Wayne
- Moeller, who finished 10-4 last season, returns one player in the ESPN 300: TE Jake Hausmann (No. 152), an Ohio State verbal commitment
- Wayne finished 13-2 last season, coming just short of a state title
Brownsburg, Ind. at Avon, Ind.
Friday, September 11: 8 p.m. on ESPNU from Avon High School in Avon, Ind.
- Rivalry game featuring two ranked quarterbacks: Brownsburg junior Hunter Johnson (No. 40) and Avon senior Brandon Peters (No. 117)
- Johnson has received numerous Division I offers from Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma amongst others
- Peters has verbally committed to Michigan
No. 13 St. John Bosco, Calif. at Central Catholic, Ore.
Friday, September 11: 11 p.m. on ESPNU from Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, Ore.
- Rematch from last season, which was won by St. John Bosco
- Coming off a 12-2 season, St. John Bosco returns a player on the ESPN junior 300: OL Wyatt Davis (No. 89).
- Central Catholic won the Oregon 6A state championship last season, with their only blemish on the season coming to St. John Bosco
Archbishop Rummel, La. at Wayne County, Miss.
Friday, September 18: 8 p.m. on ESPN2 from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss.
- Archbishop Rummel finished 11-2 last season and advanced to the state semifinals
- Archbishop Rummel returns two players in the ESPN 300: CB Kristian Fulton (No. 35), and DT Briston Guidry (No. 145). Guidry has committed to Arkansas
- Wayne County also advanced to state semifinals and returns one ESPN 300 player: DT Benito Jones (No. 11), who has verbally committed to Ole Miss
Montgomery, Texas vs. Westfield, Texas
Thursday, September 24: 8 p.m. on ESPNU from Leonard George Stadium in Spring, Texas
- Montgomery finished 6-4 last season
- Westfield finished 13-2 last season, advancing to the state semifinals
- Wesfield returns three players on the ESPN 300: DT Edward Oliver (No. 5) who has verbally committed to the University of Houston, WR Tyrie Cleveland (No. 60) and QB Dillon Sterling-Cole (No.199), an Arizona State commit
Zachary, La. vs. Calvary Baptist, La.
Friday, September 25: 8 p.m. on ESPNU from Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La.
- Zachary finished 14-2 last season, advancing to the state semifinals
- Calvary Baptist won the state championship, finishing 12-1
Bergen Catholic, N.J. at. DePaul Catholic, N. J.
Friday, October 9: 8 p.m. on ESPNU from DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J.
- Bergen Catholic finished 8-3 last season, returning their senior QB Jarrett Guarantano, who is the No. 5 ranked dual-threat QB (No. 87 overall) and has committed to Tennessee
- DePaul Catholic won the Public Group 2 title last season and returns the No. 1 RB in the ESPN 300: Kareem Walker (No. 22 overall). Walker has committed to Ohio State
- Senior DE Quayshon Alexander (No. 293), a Nebraska verbal commit, also returns for DePaul Catholic
Gonzaga, D.C. at. No. 6 DeMatha, Md.
Friday, October 16: 7 p.m. on ESPN2 from Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.
- Gonzaga finished 10-3, winning the DCSAA Class AA championship
- DeMatha returns two players in the ESPN 300: DE Shane Simmons (No. 13), who has committed to Penn State and OG Terrance Davis (No. 124). Junior RB Anthony McFarland (No. 60) also plays for DeMatha.
No. 15 Paramus Catholic, N.J. at No. 2 IMG Academy, Fla.
Friday, October 23: 7 p.m. on ESPN2 from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
- Matchup of nationally ranked reams
- Paramus Catholic finished 10-2 last season, advancing to the Non-Public Group 4 championship
- ESPN 300’s No. 1 overall player, senior DT Rashan Gary, returns for Paramus Catholic and remains uncommitted
- Paramus Catholic also has two players in the ESPN Junior 300: DE Corey Bolds (No. 113) and OLB Drew Singleton (No. 201)
- IMG returns a loaded roster, with seven players in the ESPN 300: TE Isaac Nauta (No. 10), DE Shavar Manuel (No. 12), QB Shea Patterson (No. 20) OLB Rahshaun Smith (No. 26), CB Saivion Smith (No. 47), OG Tyler Gerald (No. 99) and WR Tavares Chase (No. 252)
- Patterson has verbally committed to Ole Miss, Saivion Smith to LSU, Tyler Gerald to Ohio State, and Tavares Chase to Clemson
- IMG also has six ranked juniors: DT Cam Spence (No. 87), DE Joshua Kaindoh (No. 56), OL Robert Hainsey (No. 73), OL Cesar Ruiz (No. 124), WR Emmanuel Greene (No. 187), and TE Tre’ McKitty (No. 271) a Miami commit
Kamiak, Wash. at Lake Stevens, Wash.
Friday, October 23: 10 p.m. on ESPNU from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Wash.
- Rematch of last season which Lake Stevens won 37-34
- Lake Stevens is led by senior QB Jacob Eason (No. 25), who has committed to Georgia
North Marion, Fla. at Hoover, Ala.
Thursday, October 29: 8 p.m. on ESPN2 from Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.
- North Marion has two ranked players: senior WR Freddie Swain (No. 295) and junior OT Blake Vinson (No. 244)
- Hoover won the 7A State championship last season, finishing 12-2
Hillgrove, Ga. at McEachern, Ga.
Friday, November 6: 8 p.m. on ESPNU from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga.
- Hillgrove advanced to the state quarterfinals last season
- McEachern is coming off a 10-4 season which they advanced to the state semifinals
- McEachern returns three ranked players: Senior DT Julian Rochester (No. 29) and juniors QB Bailey Hockman (No. 11) and WR Tyler Smith (No. 205). Both Rochester and Hockman have committed to Georgia
ESPN’s recruiting site will provide fans with in-depth analysis of the entire ESPN 2015 GEICO High School Football Showcase, including features on teams and recruits, as well as updated player profiles.
The 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff and 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase are produced in conjunction with Paragon Marketing Group.
All player ranks and verbal commitment information is as of August 12, 2015
- ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU: Ten Games on August 28, 29 and 30
- 33 Ranked Players in the ESPN 300
- 10 States, Nine 2014 State Champions, Including Three Matchups of State Champion vs. State Champion
- Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Penn State Commits to Participate
ESPNU will conclude Summer of Next with the 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff on August 28, 29, and 30. The 10-game slate on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will feature 33 players ranked in the ESPN 300, including No. 3 Nick Bosa (defensive end from St. Thomas Aquinas, Fla.), and commits from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan State, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State and Ole Miss. Additionally, the Kickoff will feature teams from ten states, including nine 2014 state champions. Three matchups will feature state champions going head-to-head. The 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff precedes the season-long 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase
2015 ESPN GEICO High School Football Kickoff Schedule:
Notes: All times ET, team rankings are from USA Today and player rankings from ESPN 300. All ranked players are seniors.
Friday, August 28
Booker T. Washington (Fla.) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
8 p.m. on ESPN from Brian Piccolo Stadium, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Matchup of 2014 state champions.
- Booker T. Washington finished 15-0 last season and No. 2, and enters the game on a 41-game winning streak
- Thomas Aquinas went 14-1 in ’14, finishing No. 25.
- Defensive end Nick Bosa and WR Sam Bruce return for St. Thomas. Bosa and Bruce are ranked No. 3 and No. 75, respectively, and Bruce has committed to University of Miami.
Oxford (Miss.) vs. Starkville (Miss.)
9 p.m. on ESPNU from Yellow Jacket Stadium, Starkville High School in Starkville, Miss
- The Little Egg Bowl features a high school football in-state rivalry.
- Oxford went to the ’14 state championship and finished 13-2. Wide receiver DeKaylin Metcalf, an Ole Miss commit, is ranked No. 280 and returns for Oxford.
- Starkville finished 2014 with a 13-1 record, advancing to the state semifinals. Wide receiver AJ Brown (No. 66) and DT Kobe Jones (No. 167) suit up for Starkville.
Saturday, August 29
Miami Central (Fla.) vs. DeMatha (Md.)
Noon on ESPN from Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md.
- Miami Central won the state title and then the inaugural State Champion Bowl Series, finishing 14-1 and No. 5.
- Miami Central has three ranked players: WR Darnell Salomon (No. 63), S Jamel Cook (No. 161), and DE Keir Thomas (No. 222). Cook and Thomas have committed to Florida State.
- DeMatha went 9-3 last season, and returns two ranked players: DE Shane Simmons (No. 16), a Penn State commit, and OG Terrance Davis (No. 137).
Spartanburg (S.C.) vs. Wakulla (Fla.)
1 p.m. on ESPNU from JD Jones Stadium at Reynolds Memorial Field, Wakulla High School in Crawfordville, Fla.
- Spartanburg won the 2014 state championship, finishing 12-3 and returns RB Tavien Feaster (No. 31) who has committed to Clemson.
- Wakulla went 8-3 last season and will be led by QB Feleipe’ Franks (No. 57) who has committed to LSU. Wakulla WR Keith Gavin (No. 77) has committed to Florida State.
Benedictine (Ohio) vs. Central Catholic (Ohio)
4 p.m. on ESPNU from Gallagher Stadium, Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio
- A matchup of defending state champions.
- Benedictine went 14-1 last season and returns WR Justin Layne (No. 247) who has committed to Michigan State.
- Central Catholic finished 13-2.
Arlington Martin (Texas) vs. DeSoto (Texas)
5 p.m. on ESPN2 from Vernon Newsom Stadium in Mansfield, Texas.
- First game of a doubleheader at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
- DeSoto finished last year 10-2 and returns QB Tristen Wallace (No. 129) who has committed to Ohio State and WR Dee Anderson (No. 175), an LSU commit.
- Arlington Martin is coming off a 10-3 season.
Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) vs. Archer (Ga.)
7 p.m. on ESPNU from Archer County Stadium, Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga.
- A rematch from 2014, which Peachtree won.
- Peachtree finished 7-4 and returns two ranked players: S Nigel Warrior (No. 205) and CB Chad Clay (No. 244). Clay has committed to Georgia.
- Archer finished 11-4, including finishing the season on a 11-1 streak.
- WR Kyle Davis (No. 38), OT EJ Price (No. 92) and S Dylan Singleton (No. 278) return for Archer.
De La Salle (Calif.) vs. Trinity (Texas)
9 p.m. on ESPN2 Vernon Newsom Stadium in Mansfield, Texas.
- Finishing with a perfect 14-0 record, De La Salle’s final ranking was No. 3.
- De La Salle returns two ranked players: TE Devin Asiasi (No. 9) and DT Boss Tagaloa (No. 69).
- Trinity went 12-2, advancing to the fourth round of the State Playoffs and returns DT Chris Daniels (No. 113).
Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nev.)
10 p.m. on ESPNU from Fertitta Field, Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Matchup of state champions.
- Chandler finished 13-1 and features two ranked players: WR N’keal Harry (No. 53) and RB Chase Lucas (No. 216).
- Bishop Gorman finished No. 1 last season with a perfect 15-0 record and has won six Nevada state championships in a row.
Sunday, August 30
Miramar (Fla.) vs. IMG Academy (Fla.)
2 p.m. on ESPNU from IMG Academy Field, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
- Miramar finished 8-4 last season.
- Finishing last season 10-1, IMG Academy returns a high-powered roster with seven ranked players: DE Shavar Manuel (No. 13), OLB Rahshaun Smith (No. 24), TE Isaac Nauta (No. 28), CB Saivion Smith (No. 42), OG Tyler Gerald (No. 97), CB Khalil Ladler (No. 187), and WR Tavares Chase (No. 245).
ESPN 300 Participants
|Rank and Player||Position||High School||College Commitment*|
|No. 3 Nick Bosa||DE||St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)|
|No. 9 Devin Asiasi||TE||De La Salle (Calif.)|
|No. 13 Shavar Manuel||DE||IMG Academy (Fla.)|
|No. 16 Shane Simmons||DE||DeMatha (Md.)||Penn State|
|No. 24 Rahshaun Smith||OLB||IMG Academy (Fla.)||Clemson|
|No. 28 Isaac Nauta||TE||IMG Academy (Fla.)||Florida State|
|No. 31 Tavien Feaster||RB||Spartanburg (S.C.)||Clemson|
|No. 38 Kyle Davis||WR||Archer (Ga.)|
|No. 42 Saivion Smith||CB||IMG Academy (Fla.)||LSU|
|No. 53 N’keal Harry||WR||Chandler (Ariz.)|
|No. 57 Feleipe’ Franks||QB||Wakulla (Fla.)||LSU|
|No. 63 Darnell Salomon||WR||Miami Central (Fla.)|
|No. 66 A.J. Brown||WR||Starkville (Miss.)|
|No. 69 Boss Tagaloa||DT||De La Salle (Calif.)|
|No. 75 Sam Bruce||WR||St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)||Miami|
|No. 77 Keith Gavin||WR||Wakulla (Fla.)||Florida State|
|No. 92 E.J. Price||OT||Archer (Ga.)|
|No. 97 Tyler Gerald||OG||IMG Academy (Fla.)||Ohio State|
|No. 113 Chris Daniels||DT||Trinity (Texas)|
|No. 129 Tristen Wallace||QB||DeSoto (Texas)||Ohio State|
|No. 137 Terrance Davis||OG||DeMatha (Md.)|
|No. 161 Jamel Cook||S||Miami Central (Fla.)||Florida State|
|No. 167 Dee Anderson||WR||DeSoto (Texas)||LSU|
|No. 175 Kobe Jones||DT||Starkville (Miss.)|
|No. 187 Khalil Ladler||CB||IMG Academy (Fla.)|
|No. 205 Nigel Warrior||S||Peachtree Ridge (Ga.)|
|No. 216 Chase Lucas||RB||Chandler (Ariz.)|
|No. 222 Keir Thomas||DE||Miami Central (Fla.)||Florida State|
|No. 244 Chad Clay||CB||Peachtree Ridge (Ga.)||Georgia|
|No. 245 Tavares Chase||WR||IMG Academy (Fla.)||Clemson|
|No. 247 Justin Layne||WR||Benedictine (Ohio)||Michigan State|
|No. 278 Dylan Singleton||S||Archer (Ga.)|
|No. 280 DeKaylin Metcalf||WR||Oxford (Miss.)||Ole Miss|
*Please note: No player has signed with a school
All ESPN 300 Rankings are per June 22, 2015
ESPN’s recruiting site will provide fans with in-depth analysis of the entire 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff, including features on teams and recruits, as well as updated player profiles. Additionally, interact with Recruiting Nation’s reporters and analysts by following @ESPNRNFball.
2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase
ESPN will once again televise the 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase, featuring premier high school football games throughout the 2015 football season. The Showcase schedule will be announced later this summer.
The 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff and 2015 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase are produced in conjunction with Paragon Marketing Group.
NBC Sports Network to Air One-Hour Preview Show Today at 4 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – Jan. 5, 2012 – NBC will air the 12th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation��s premier high school football all-star game, this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. Army All-American game alumni includes numerous NFL stars including Broncos QB Tim Tebow, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, Texans LB Brian Cushing, Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, Bengals LB Rey Maualuga, Ravens DT Haloti Ngata, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Jets QB Mark Sanchez in addition to 2011 Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck. The NBC Sports Network will air a one-hour show today at 4 p.m. ET, previewing Saturday’s game.
Paul Burmeister will call the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The former University of Iowa quarterback and host for NFL Network will be joined in the booth by former NFL offensive lineman Glenn Parker and former NFL defensive end Anthony Herron. Also providing commentary will be Mike Farrell, the recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. Lewis Johnson and Marty Snider will report from the sidelines.
The game’s most anticipated moments occur when approximately fourteen of the nation’s top high school football players reveal their college selections live on-air during the event. One of the nation’s top running backs Barry J. Sanders (Oklahoma City, Okla.; Heritage Hall), will make his declaration in front of fans and his father, NFL Hall-of-Famer and Lions great Barry Sanders. Additionally, standouts Shaq Thompson (Sacramento, Calif.; Grant High School) and Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla.; Miramar High School) are also expected to announce their choices during the game.
NBC will also mic the game’s top quarterbacks and will interview players from the sidelines while analyzing their highlights. Additional players to watch during the game, include Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo.; Hillcrest High School), D.J. Humphries (Charlotte, N.C.; Mallard Creek High School), Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, N.J.; Don Bosco Preparatory), son of former Giants player Keith Hamilton and Stefon Diggs (Olney, Md.; Our Lady of Good Counsel).
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–
|Fri, Sept. 2||8:00 p.m.||Evangel Christian (La.) at Union (Okla.)||Union Tuttle Stadium, (Okla.)||ESPNU|
|Sun, Sept. 4||2:00 p.m.||Archbishop Wood (Pa.) at Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pa.)||Antimarino Stadium, (Pa.)||ESPN2|
|Mon, Sept. 5||4:00 p.m.||Dwyer (Fla.) at Glades Central (Fla.)||Dr. Effie Grear Stadium (Fla.)||ESPN|
|Fri, Sept. 9||8:30 p.m.||Yulee (Fla.) at Buford (Ga.)||Tom Riden Stadium (Ga.)||ESPNU|
|Thurs, Sept. 15||7:30 p.m.||Cherokee Trail (Colo.) at Mullen (Colo.)||De La Salle Stadium (Colo.)||ESPNU|
|Fri, Sept. 16||8:00 p.m.||Hueytown (Ala.) at McAdory (Ala.)||McAdory Stadium (Ala.)||ESPNU|
|Fri, Sept. 23||8:00 p.m.||De La Salle (Calif.) at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)||Brian Piccolo Memorial Stadium (Fla.)||ESPN2|
|Fri, Sept. 23||10:00 p.m.||Lake Oswego (Ore.) at Jesuit (Ore.)||Cronin Stadium (Ore.)||ESPNU|
|Fri, Sept. 30||8:00 p.m.||Chaparral (Ariz.) at Notre Dame (Ariz.)||Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.)||ESPN2|
|Fri, Sept. 30||10:00 p.m.||Servite (Calif.) at Bishop Gorman (Nev.)||Fertitta Field (Nev.)||ESPNU|
|Thurs, Oct. 6||8:00 p.m.||Allen (Tex.) at Plano East (Tex.)||Tom Kimbrough Stadium (Tex.)||ESPN2|
|Fri, Oct. 7||8:00 p.m.||TBD||TBD||ESPNU|
|Fri, Oct. 14||6:00 p.m.||Hopewell (Pa.) at Central Valley (Pa.)||Sarge Alberts Stadium (Pa.)||ESPNU|
|Fri, Oct. 21||8:00 p.m.||Bradley Central (Tenn.) at Cleveland (Tenn.)||Benny Monroe Stadium (Tenn.)||ESPNU|
|Thurs, Oct. 27||8:00 p.m.||Aledo (Tex.) at Birdville (Tex.)||Birdville ISD Complex (Tex.)||ESPNU|
|Fri, Oct. 28||8:00 p.m.||Bethany (Okla.) at Heritage Hall (Okla.)||Heritage Hall High School (Okla.)||ESPNU|
New Orleans’ McMain High School & Saints’ Drew Brees Featured; Stan Verrett to Host
ESPN will televise an ESPN RISE-created, one-hour TV show, “RISE UP: New Orleans,” which features New Orleans-based Eleanor McMain Secondary School and members of the New Orleans Saints’ staff and players, including Drew Brees. Inspired by ESPN RISE’s mission to engage and elevate high school athletes through recognition, resources and information, RISE UP: New Orleans was produced by ESPN Content Development; the show is hosted by SportsCenter’s Stan Verrett and will air next Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN.
RISE UP: New Orleans highlights the growing need for assistance provided to school athletic programs due to cutbacks. The show covers members of the New Orleans business community coming together to refurbish McMain Secondary School’s athletic facility, its student athletes working with Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints’ strength and conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple to learn proper training methods and a special appearance from Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees.
With McMain and its students at the show’s center, local architectural firm St. Martin Brown & Associates leads the charge, bringing together the team of contractors and engineers, including Woodward Design+Build, who executed the McMain athletic facility refurbishing project.
The show features the refurbishing project from start to finish, from the gutting of the space to the reveal where the students are shown the new facility. Special donations to complete the project included weight room equipment provided by Nautilus® commercial fitness equipment, Xenith provided helmets and concussion-prevention training, Nike’s gift of uniforms for all the school’s teams and other products from Sony, Best Buy, Promethean, Big Dog Warehouse and Custom Sports Surfacing.
A key component of the show is the focus on proper training for high school athletes. Members of McMain’s student athlete community are featured while visiting the Saints’ practice facility, watching practice, receiving instruction from Coach Dalrymple and Drew Brees, who is the co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, who spoke to them about the importance of proper training.
About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.