By Kendall Webb
Publisher, College Football America Yearbook
You know we love high school football here, too, and the prep season is only a couple of weeks away now.
If you’ve got the latest edition of our College Football America Yearbook, you know that we pick a class of the top freshmen each year to feature in our book. While we’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming college season to see how our 2015 class performs early on, it’s also time to look ahead to the Class of 2016 and start checking in on some of the players that are on our watch list to make our 2016 team.
We’ll start with the nation’s top-ranked recruit, Paramus (NJ) Catholic Paladins DT Rashan Gary, a 6-4, 311-pound prospect who is a virtual lock at this point for our Class of 2016. Gary’s been the top-ranked player in this class for more than a year, and while the 5-star prospect hails from the Northeast, there’s a good chance he’ll play his college football somewhere in the Southeast — as in the SEC. Gary has made unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and most recently, LSU (featured in the attached article).
But you can’t count out the Big Ten either with the big kid having visited Michigan and Ohio State, and of course, with his home state now in Big Ten country (Rutgers), that wouldn’t be a complete shock either.
Suffice it to say, we love the kid, and barring a catastrophic injury or some unforeseen fall in the rankings, it’s hard to imagine Gary not being a member of our 2016 class.
Check out our Class of 2015 in the College Football America 2015 Yearbook, on sale for digital delivery for just $9.99 at CFBMatrix.com. College Football America Yearbook features every college football team in America, 936 in all, and is the most comprehensive college football book on the market today. It is also available in book form at Amazon.com.