Each weekday between now and Signing Day, we'll take a look at the latest chatter surrounding the top recruits, getting you ready for the big day. Today, we feature prospects No. 80 to 71 in the Scout 100.
No. 101+ | 100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51 | 50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-1
No. 80 -- Jourdan Lewis, CB
Ranking: (No. 9 overall CB)
The latest: A solid Wolverines commit, Lewis is full speed ahead for Michigan. He has turned his attention to recruiting others to join him, including No. 6 overall prospect Derrick Green, who will reveal his choice Saturday.
In his words: "I am a bit of a gambler. I just like to make that big play. I just want to have fun with the game. Sometime the gambling can affect (my game) you know what I am saying. So it’s just stay confident and just keep my technique, and play the game." -- Oct. 23
More coverage: Go inside for a full story on his experience at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and much more.
No. 79 -- Tyrone Swoopes, QB
Ranking: (No. 6 overall QB)
The latest: Swoopes, the former five-star who committed to the Longhorns way back in February, is solid to Texas, with no indication of any wavering.
In his words: "Me and my family, we recently decided that I was going to play in-state. ... I thought Texas was the right school for me, so I just committed." -- Feb. 18
More coverage: Go inside to check out video highlights of Swoopes in action and much more.
No. 78 -- Johnny Johnson, CB
Ranking: (No. 8 overall CB)
The latest: It's been a huge week for the Bruins on the recruiting trail, and Johnson was a big part of that, committing to UCLA on Saturday.
In his words: "They pass the ball like crazy in the Pac-12, so I always knew I wanted to play in this conference. I want to challenge myself and you also have the chance to make a lot of plays and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing." -- Jan. 20
More coverage: Go inside for more of Johnson's thoughts on his commitment and much more.
No. 77 -- Carl Lawson, DE
Ranking: (No. 7 overall DE)
Commitment: Auburn (soft verbal)
Interested in: Clemson, Ole Miss, North Carolina
The latest: Lawson, known for keeping his plans relatively quiet, has been visiting other schools since committing to Auburn back in March, with Clemson, Ole Miss and North Carolina among the favorites to possibly woo him away.
In his words: "It causes speculation (when you talk to the media). It causes people to ask more questions. I just like to leave it at that. It gives you cushion and the reporters don't want to call you anymore if I'm not going to talk to you." -- Jan. 9
More coverage: Go inside for a full story on the latest in Lawson's recruitment.
No. 76 -- Daniel McMillan, LB
Ranking: (No. 4 overall MLB)
The latest: McMillan committed to the Gators in early 2012, and though he did spend some time considering other schools, he says now that he is 100 percent locked in to Gainesville.
In his words: "I am a Gator forever. I am in love with Florida and the coaches have become like a family to me. I just go up there, have fun, and I feel like I am at home." -- Oct. 30
More coverage: Go inside for more details on McMillan's thoughts on Florida and his recruitment and much more.
No. 75 -- Stacy Coley, WR
Ranking: (No. 8 overall WR)
Interested in: Ole Miss, Florida State, Arkansas, Cincinnati
The latest: Coley was the subject of some Twitter drama when he apparently committed to Florida State over the social messaging service back in November. It turned out to be a hoax from a fake account. Coley says the four schools listed above are the main ones he is considering but also admits others are in the mix. He plans to commit on Signing Day.
In his words: "I will pick a school that I can call home. I want to have great communication with the coaches, I want to get along with the players, and I just want to feel at home." -- Dec. 31
More coverage: Go inside for more on the phony commitment and much more.
No. 74 -- Steven Elmer, OT
Ranking: (No. 6 overall OT)
Commitment: Notre Dame
The latest: A longtime Notre Dame commit and an early enrollee in South Bend, Elmer isn't going anywhere. He'll suit up for the Irish in the fall.
In his words: "I really like (Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly). He's a super nice guy. He pushes his players hard and he knows how to win and he cares about his players." -- July 9
More coverage: Go inside for a Q&A with Elmer and much more.
No. 73 -- Marcus Baugh, TE
Ranking: (No. 3 overall TE)
Commitment: Ohio State
The latest: An Ohio State commit since April, all signs points to Baugh sticking with it come Signing Day.
In his words: "Coach (Urban) Meyer played a big part in my decision, and in my eyes he's a tight end guru. Knowing he's going to use me as Aaron Hernandez means an awful lot to me, and I think I can help the team right off the bat. I love Ohio State and I can't wait to get there and become a part of the team."
More coverage: Go inside to read more of Baugh's thoughts on Ohio State and much more.
No. 72 -- Evan Lisle, OT
Ranking: (No. 5 overall OT)
Commitment: Ohio State
The latest: Another longtime Buckeyes commit, Lisle also shows no signs of wavering from Urban Meyer's program.
In his words: "I just know that Urban Meyer and his coaching staff are going to lead the Buckeyes to a national championship and I want to be a part of it. Everyone I know is so excited about my decision." -- Feb. 28
More coverage: Go inside to read the full story on Lisle's decision to play in Columbus.
No. 71 -- Mackensie Alexander, CB
Ranking: (No. 7 overall CB)
Interested in: Rutgers, Clemson, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida
The latest: Another recruit who doesn't say much publicly, Alexander surprised many in early January by naming Rutgers as his leader, but he is also checking out a handful of other options.
In his words: "I really like Rutgers a lot right now and they are my leader. I like the coaches. I like the system that they run. I will take (an official visit) to see them for sure." -- Jan. 1
More coverage: Go inside for a rare interview with Alexander and much more.