The Rivals.com recruiting experts have broken down countless hours of film and racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles to see the top prospects compete at events across the country. In the process of evaluating overall talent, several prospects gained notice for their mastery of specific skills.
We've selected the best of the best in each category for every position and ranked them. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every breaks down the cornerbacks.
5. JANZEN JACKSON, Lake Charles (La.) Barbe Jackson highlightsCOMMITMENT: LSU PARTICULARS: 6-0/174 THE BUZZ: Recorded five interceptions and also was one of his team's top targets on offense last season.
4. MARCUS DAVIS, League City (Texas) Clear Creek Davis highlightsCOMMITMENT: Texas PARTICULARS: 6-0/193 THE BUZZ: Has eight picks over the past two seasons and has returned three kicks for TDs.
3. MICHAEL CARTER, Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely Carter highlightsPARTICULARS: 5-11/154 THE BUZZ: Baseball star had great performance at Miami Nike Camp and recorded seven picks last season.
5. MARLON POLLARD, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon
Pollard highlightsCOMMITMENT: UCLA PARTICULARS: 6-1/160 THE BUZZ: Not only a football star but also one of the top long- and triple-jumpers in the state.
4. BRANDON MCGEE, Plantation (Fla.) High McGee highlightsPARTICULARS: 5-11/186 THE BUZZ: Projected as a corner but is so athletic he plays quarterback and also stars in track.
3. MICHAEL CARTER, Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely
Carter highlightsPARTICULARS: 5-11/154 THE BUZZ: True cover corner who plays almost every position for his high school baseball team.
2. JUSTIN GREEN, Louisville (Ky.) Male Green highlightsCOMMITMENT: Ohio State PARTICULARS: 5-11/178 THE BUZZ: Two-way starter who also is the state 100-meter champ.
1. BRANDEN SMITH, Atlanta Washington Smith highlightsPARTICULARS: 5-11/171 THE BUZZ: Track star who has played every position on his football team, except the lines.