Tampa area players reign in national rankings

Six Tampa Bay players were represented in the 2013 ESPN 150 rankings released by ESPN Recruiting Nation earlier today. The release comes a few days after Big County Preps released its 2012 player rankings.

We thought it would be fun to look at three of the national recruiting sites’ rankings  and compare the rank of Tampa players in each. In total, nine players are recognized.

Listed below are the 2013 Tampa area players represented on the ESPN 150, Rivals 250 and Top 247. Also accompanying the rankings are BCP player position rankings.

NAME SCHOOL BCP POSITION RANK ESPN 150 (4/17) TOP 247 (4/16) RIVALS 250 (2/9)
Vernon Hargreaves III Wharton CB 1 4 4 10
Leon McQuay III Armwood S 1 34 36 32
Ryan Green St. Petersburg Catholic RB 1 48 81 90
Alvin Bailey Armwood SLOT 1 49 223 138
Travis Johnson Jesuit WR 1 71
Richard Benjamin Tampa Bay Tech ATH 2 102
Richy Klepal Plant OT 1 246
Jordan Sherit Hillsborough DE 1 158 76
Rodney Adams Lakewood WR 3 244

Kyle is a recruiting analyst for Big County Preps. You can email him at and follow him on Twitter @KyleBennettBCP.