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5 names to know for national signing day

Defensive tackle Shavar Manuel of IMG Academy (46) blocks during the Under Armour All-America Football Game at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. The game highlights the nation's top high school football players, as selected by ESPN Recruiting. LOREN ELLIOTT  | Times


Defensive tackle Shavar Manuel of IMG Academy (46) blocks during the Under Armour All-America Football Game at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. The game highlights the nation's top high school football players, as selected by ESPN Recruiting. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

1. DT Rashan Gary: The New Jersey native is the country's unanimous No. 1 overall prospect; Clemson and Michigan are Gary's most likely destinations.

2. DT Shavar Manuel: The former Blake High star (now at IMG Academy) was labeled his class' No. 2 overall recruit as a sophomore. Now a four-star prospect, Manuel has orally committed to the Gators, but some analysts expect him to switch to FSU.

3. ATH Jamel Cook: The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Miami Central High recruit is considered one of the country's top three athletes. He has been committed to FSU — where his cousin, Dalvin Cook, stars — but could flip to Southern Cal.

4. DE Nick Bosa: The St. Thomas Aquinas product is the state's top prospect (excluding those at Bradenton's IMG Academy). The five-star talent is committed to follow his older brother, Joey, to Ohio State.

5. DE Antonneous Clayton: The Florida commit used a late push at the Under Armour All-America Game to earn his fifth star from Rivals. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Georgia native is the only one of Rivals' top 30 prospects committed to the Gators.

5 names to know for national signing day 02/02/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:15pm]
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