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In our annual list of the top recruits in the Tampa Bay area, the talent is so deep we could have gone way beyond 25. The list kicks off with Times' blue chip player of the year, Nelson Agholor. Colleges will sigh with relief Wednesday, Signing Day.

1. Nelson Agholor

School: Berkeley Prep

Position: WR

Height/weight: 6-2/180

Colleges: Looking at Florida, FSU, USC, Notre Dame, Oklahoma

Skinny: Agholor ran for nearly 2,000 yards while playing three ways for state semifinalist Bucs.

2. Dante Fowler

School: Lakewood

Position: DE


College: Committed to FSU

Skinny: Despite missing four games, he finished the season with double digits in sacks.

3. Tyriq McCord

School: Jefferson

Position: DE


College: Committed to Miami

Skinny: This one-time couch potato is now coveted by Division I-A coaches. The four-star recruit tallied 111/2 sacks and 5.9 tackles a game.

4. Kent Taylor

School: Land O'Lakes

Position: TE


College: Committed to Florida

Skinny: He totaled 480 receiving yards and five TDs despite missing time with a hand injury.

5. Matt Jones

School: Armwood

Position: RB


College: Committed to Florida

Skinny: The unabridged - and some suggest, unstoppable - Jones ran for 828 yards on 123 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry.

6. Jeremi Powell

School: Pinellas Park

Position: LB

Height/weight: 6-2/200

College: Committed to Florida

Skinny: Florida recruit finished with 85 tackles (27 for a loss) and 19 sacks.

7. Rayshawn Jenkins

School: Admiral Farragut

Position: S

Height/weight: 6-1/190

College: Committed to Miami

Skinny: Of his 994 yards rushing, 714 came in four playoff games, including a school and county playoff single-game record of 356.

8. Eric Striker

School: Armwood

Position: LB


College: Committed to Oklahoma

Skinny: The prep All-American is bound for Oklahoma. This speed rusher had 12 tackles, two sacks in state final.

9. Cody Waldrop

School: Armwood

Position: OL

Height/weight: 6-3/315

College: Committed to South Carolina

Skinny: South Carolina commit was arguably the area's top guard.

10. Kevin McCoy

School: Armwood

Position: OT

Height/weight: 6-5/275

Colleges: Looking at USF, Auburn, UCF, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Florida

Skinny: Has perhaps the best upside of any Hawks lineman

11. Gary Simon

School: Gibbs

Position: DB


Colleges: Looking at Arkansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma

Skinny: Team's biggest playmaker recorded seven interceptions.

12. Bennie Coney

School: Plant City

Position: QB

Height/weight: 6-1/205

College: Committed to Cincinnati

Skinny: Threw for 2,297 yards, 30 TDs in 10 games.

13. Antonio Crawford

School: Plant

Position: DB


College: Committed to Georgia Tech

Skinny: Latest in a line of multidimensional two-way skill players to blossom in their senior season at Plant.

14. Brandon Holloway

School: Alonso

Position: ATH


College: Committed to Mississippi State

Skinny: Two-way standout was arguably Hillsborough's fastest player.

15. Schyler Miles

School: Berkeley Prep

Position: LB


Colleges: Looking at Florida, West Virginia, Kansas

Skinny: D-I prospect had 123 tackles while doubling at fullback.

16. Lamarlin Wiggins

School: Plant City

Position: WR


College: Committed to USF

Skinny: Averaged 21.1 yards a reception, collecting 400 total receiving yards on 19 passes.

17. Shelldon Lewinson

School: Armwood

Position: DT


Colleges: Committed to Wake Forest

Skinny: Wake Forest commit finished with 80 tackles up front.

18. Earl Moore

School: Hillsborough

Position: DT


College: Committed to Miami

Skinny: Was the rock in the middle of Hillsborough's 3-4 defense.

19. Trey Dudley-Giles

School: Pasco

Position: ATH


Colleges: Looking at Rutgers, Florida Atlantic, MTSU, Ball State, East Carolina

Skinny: The speedster finished with 23 touchdowns and almost 1,700 all-purpose yards.

20. Austin Aikens

School: Plant

Position: WR

Height/weight: 6-0/185

Colleges: Looking at Boston College, Cincinnati, Missouri and Vanderbilt

Skinny: Big-play receiver (33 receptions, 609 yards, 10 TDs) averaged 18.5 yards a catch.

21. Greg Windham

School: King

Position: QB

Height/weight: 6-1/190

College: Committed to Ohio

Skinny: Well-armed prospect threw for 20 TDs and amassed 2,124 yards in the 2011 season.

22. Sean Culkin

School: Indian Rocks Christian

Position: TE


College: Committed to Missouri

Skinny: Finished with 55 receptions for 981 yards and 18 touchdowns

23. Jacob Guy

School: Pasco

Position: QB

Height/weight: 6-5/200

Colleges: Looking at Ohio, Western Michigan, UMass

Skinny: Broke county passing records in touchdowns (42) and yards (2,672) for the 5A state semifinalists.

24. Samuel Green

School: Plant City

Position: DB


Colleges: Looking at Cincinnati, Kentucky, Memphis, Rutgers, USF

Skinny: One of Plant City's talented seniors emerged on the recruiting radar after a strong season.

25. Reggie Barnes

School: Berkeley Prep

Position: DE


Colleges: Looking at Air Force, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh

Skinny: A vital part of the bay area's most dominant small-school defense.

Compiled from Times reports

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