Leonard Fournette leads Tom Lemming's Class of 2014 Top 100

Staff Report | MaxPreps.com Monday, December 17, 2012

It's a great year for talent in Louisiana, highlighted by the St. Augustine running back.

Leonard Fournette enters the offseason at the No. 1 player in the country according to Tom Lemming.
Photo by Roddy Johnson
Leonard Fournette enters the offseason at the No. 1 player in the country according to Tom Lemming.
How good is St. Augustine (New Orleans) junior Leonard Fournette?

He's better than any running back in the country this season, according to Tom Lemming.

He's also good enough to take the top spot in Lemming's Class of 2014 Top 100.

"Fournette has all the tools," Lemming said. "He averaged 12 yards a carry in a very good league. He's built like Bo Jackson, all muscle. He has great vision."

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Fournette rushed for 2,155 yards and 34 touchdowns in helping to lead St. Augustine to a 9-4 record.

While no great quarterbacks have emerged in the Class of 2014, Lemming said it's a great year for defensive backs, highlighted by Hoover (Ala.) standout Marlon Humphrey.

"It's a real good year for cornerbacks. Humphrey is a great cover cornerback and has great instincts," Lemming said.

From a geography standpoint, Lemming identified Louisiana and Virginia's Tidewater area as two regions with an especially high concentration of top recruits this cycle.

Compare the 247sports.com 2014 Top 100.

Tom Lemming's Class of 2014 Top 100


RankNameStarsCollege
1Leonard Fournette, RBSt. Augustine (New Orleans, LA)6-0/210 

2Raekwon McMillan, MLB/RBLiberty County (Hinesville, GA)6-3/235 

3Tony Brown, CBOzen (Beaumont, TX)6-1/185 

4Marlon Humphrey, DBHoover (AL)6-0/180 

5Jabrill Peppers, DB/RBParamus Catholic (Paramus, NJ)6-1/210 

6Quin Blanding, DBBayside (Virginia Beach, VA)6-2/190 

7Cameron Robinson, OTWest Monroe (LA)6-5/330 

8Kain Daub, LBSandalwood (Jacksonville, FL)6-3/200



9Gerald Willis, DLKarr (New Orleans, LA)6-4/255 

10Andrew Brown, DLOscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)6-5/270 



11Hoza Scott, LB/RBLa Porte (TX)6-3/225 

12Da'Shawn Hand, OT/DTWoodbridge (VA)6-5/255 

13K.c. Crosby, OLBBamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, SC)6-2/225



14Deondre Clark, TE/DEDouglass (Oklahoma City, OK)6-3/240 

15Tre' Williams, ILBSt. Pauls Episcopal (Mobile, AL)6-2/220

16Bo Scarborough, RBNorthridge (Tuscaloosa, AL)6-2/215 
Alabama
17Braden Smith, OL/DTSouth (Olathe, KS)6-6/285 



18Sony Michel, RB/WRAmerican Heritage (Plantation, FL)5-10/194 

19Devon Thomas, RBBroken Arrow (OK)5-11/190 
Oklahoma State
20Orlando Brown, OTPeachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA)6-9/370 

21Todd Kelly, DBWebb (Knoxville, TN)6-0/180 

22Damian Prince, OTBishop McNamara (Forestville, MD)6-7/300 

23Tyler Luatua, LB/TELa Mirada (CA)6-4/215 

24Deshaun Watson, QBGainesville (GA)6-2/180 
Clemson
25Jeb Blazevich, WRCharlotte Christian (Charlotte, NC)6-5/250 

26Denzel Ware, DE/OLBCrestview (FL)6-2/225 
Florida State
27Khairi Clark, DTChaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, FL)6-3/285

28Jerrod Heard, QBGuyer (Denton, TX)6-9/190 
Texas
29Nathan Starks, HB/SBishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)6-0/210 

30Nick Watkins, DB/LBBishop Dunne (Dallas, TX)6-0/160

31Jordan Poland, OL/DLLa Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, CA)6-8/335 
USC
32Vincent Jackson, LBJesuit (Tampa, FL)6-3/210 

33Mason Cole, OT/DLEast Lake (Tarpon Springs, FL)6-5/275 

34Devante Noil, ATHKarr (New Orleans, LA)5-11/175 

35Andrew Williams, OL/DLEagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA)

36Justice Hansen, QBEdmond Santa Fe (Edmond, OK)6-4/195 

37Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR/DBSpringfield (OH)6-1/175

38Edward Paris, DBMansfield Timberview (Arlington, TX)6-0/190 

39Racean Thomas, RBOxford (AL)5-11/195 

40Michiah Quick, WR/DBCentral (Fresno, CA)6-0/170 

41Nick Harvey, DB/WRLancaster (TX)5-11/175 
Texas A&M
42Kyle Allen, QBDesert Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)6-2/200 

43Marshon Lattimore, ATHGlenville (Cleveland, OH)6-0/185

44Donnell Stanley, OLLatta (SC)6-4/275 

45Demarcus Christmas, DTManatee (Bradenton, FL)6-4/284 
Florida State
46Dalvin Cook, RB/DBCentral (Miami, FL)5-11/195 
Clemson
47Jalen Tabor, CB/WRFriendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, DC)6-2/181 

48Bryson Allen-Williams, LBCedar Grove (Ellenwood, GA)6-3/218

49Cameron Hampton, LB/BCarter (Dallas, TX)6-1/190 

50Andy Bauer, OL/DLDeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis, MO)6-5/295 

51Laurence Jones, DB/RBNeville (Monroe, LA)6-2/215 



52Malik McDowell, DE/OLLoyola (Detroit, MI)6-7/290 

53Cameron Denson, WR/QBSalpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)6-1/175 

54E.J. Moss, QB/LBAshville (AL)6-4/220

55Clifton Garrett, OLBPlainfield South (Plainfield, IL)6-2/215 

56Demetrius Knox, OLAll Saints (Fort Worth, TX)6-5/300 
Texas
57Mark Andrews, WR/DBDesert Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)6-6/220 

58Steven ParkerJenks (OK)6-2/170 

59Montae Nicholson, WR/DBGateway (Monroeville, PA)6-2/198 

60Jay Hayes, OL/DLPoly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, NY)6-5/270 
Notre Dame
61Josh Malone, WR/DBStation Camp (Gallatin, TN)6-3/190 

62Ronnie ClarkCalera (AL)6-3/205

63Keller Chryst, QB/PPalo Alto (CA)6-4/230 

64Kc McDermott, OTPalm Beach Central (Wellington, FL)6-6/275 

65Casey Tucker, OTHamilton (Chandler, AZ)6-6/280 
USC
66Caleb Henderson, QBLake Braddock (Burke, VA)6-4/230 

67Shaun Hamilton, MLB/FBCarver (Montgomery, AL)6-2/219 

68David Cornwell, QBJones (OK)6-5/215

69Will Grier, QB/KDavidson Day (Davidson, NC)6-3/185 

70Nifae Lealao, OL/DLCapital Christian (Sacramento, CA)6-4/270 

71Jonathan Hilliman, RB/LBSt. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)6-0/210 

72Artavis Scott, WREast Lake (Tarpon Springs, FL)5-10

73Lorenzo Featherston, DE/TEPage (Greensboro, NC)6-7/215

74Michael Ferns, RB/LBSt. Clairsville (OH)6-3/230 
Michigan
75Roderick Johnson, OLAmerican Heritage (Delray Beach, FL)6-6/300 

76Drake Harris, WRChristian (Grand Rapids, MI)6-3/165 
Michigan State
77Adoree' Jackson, CBSerra (Gardena, CA)5-10/170 

78Trey Valentine, DTBayside (Palm Bay, FL)6-4/297 
Florida
79Jalen Hurd, RB/DBBeech (Hendersonville, TN)6-3/208 

80Bentley Spain, OTProvidence (Charlotte, NC)6-6/275

81Demarre Kitt, WRSandy Creek (Tyrone, GA)6-1/190 

82Alex Bars, OT/DEMontgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)6-6/286

83Jonathan Lloyd, ATHSouthern Alamance (Graham, NC)6-0/180 

84Ross PierschbacherCedar Falls (IA)6-4/280 

85Josh Frazier, NG/DLHar-Ber (Springdale, AR)6-4/330 

86Parrker Westphal, DBBolingbrook (IL)6-0/190 

87Dante Booker, OLBSt. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)6-3/210 

88Solomon Thomas, DECoppell (TX)6-3/251 

89Budda Baker, RB/DBBellevue (WA)5-10/170 

90Bryan MoneHighland (Salt Lake City, UT)

91Jamoral Graham, RB/DBNewton County (Decatur, MS)5-10/165 

92Andrew Trumbetti, WR/DLNorthern Valley Regional (Demarest, NJ)

93Melvin Keihn, DEGilman (Baltimore, MD)6-3/225 

94Nic Weishar, WRMarist (Chicago, IL)6-5/215

95Kiy Hester, WRSt. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)6-1/200 

96Jamarco Jones, OTDe La Salle (Chicago, IL)6-5/290

97Jalyn Holmes, DELake Taylor (Norfolk, VA)6-5/225 

98Jacory Washington, TEWestlake (LA)6-5/220

99Derrell Scott, TB/DBHavelock (NC)5-11/180 

100Nyles Morgan, LBCrete-Monee (Crete, IL)6-2/215