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Mon. May 19, 2014 | Matt Baker | Email

Armwood DE Byron Cowart is Rivals’ new No. 1 recruit in the country.

Cowart jumped from third to first in the latest national recruiting rankings:

The 6-foot-3, 257-pounder has drawn comparisons to Da'Shawn Hand, last year's No. 1, for his balance, agility and quickness. While Hand is a bit faster and perhaps slightly more agile, Cowart is stronger and more physical at the same stage.

Cowart, a five-star prospect, holds offers from Florida, Alabama and Oregon, among (many) others.

East Lake WR George Campbell dropped from five stars to four and is now the country’s No. 42 recruit. The former Michigan commit is being recruited by Clemson and the Gators, to name two.

Sickles RB Ray Ray McCloud III jumped 79 spots to No. 26. Florida State, Notre Dame, UF and Oregon are among the schools chasing the four-star recruit and 2,000-yard rusher.

Plant OT Jake Fruhmorgen is the only other local in the top 100. The 6-foot-5, 282-pound Clemson commit is No. 87.

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