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 tight ends.
3. BARRETT MATTHEWS, Houston North Shore Matthews highlightsCOMMITMENT: Texas PARTICULARS: 6-2/220 THE BUZZ: Spends a lot of time lined up as a receiver, and he can make short passes turn into long gains.
2. DION SIMS, Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's Sims highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-5/230 THE BUZZ: Two-sport star brings his basketball athleticism to the gridiron.
1. ORSON CHARLES, Tampa Plant Charles highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-2/216 THE BUZZ: Displayed good speed as he worked out with the receivers at the Gainesville Nike Camp.
5. ZACH ERTZ, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista COMMITMENT: Stanford PARTICULARS: 6-6/230 THE BUZZ: Only played in five games last season but still hauled in 38 passes.
4. MORRELL PRESLEY, Carson (Calif.) High Pressley highlightsCOMMITMENT: USC PARTICULARS: 6-4/215 THE BUZZ: Won the receiver MVP award at the Los Angeles Nike Camp because of his route-running and consistency catching the ball.
3. RICHARD WILSON, Spanish Fork (Utah) High PARTICULARS: 6-3/224 THE BUZZ: Caught 46 passes for 700 yards and nine touchdowns last season.
2. LEVINE TOILOLO, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix Toilolo highlightsCOMMITMENT: Stanford PARTICULARS: 6-8/239 THE BUZZ: Looked like a rebounding machine at the Los Angeles Nike Camp, pulling in every pass.
2. DION SIMS, Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's Sims highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-5/230 THE BUZZ: Two-sport star also is considered a Division I basketball recruit.
1. SHELDON RICHARDSON, St. Louis Gateway Richardson highlightsCOMMITMENT: Missouri PARTICULARS: 6-4/281 THE BUZZ: Richardson ran back-to-back 4.7's at Missouri camp, and could project as a strongside defensive end or even a defensive tackle.