Originally posted by Dot Com: The first round of Warchant.com class predictions will be released on Thursday. This year we want to do things a little differently and include some of the readers/contributors on this board. So in addition to my picks, and those of Michael Langston, please give us your picks on the players listed below. Also, please write a sentence or two explaining why you picked the school you did for each player.
For each recruit listed, we will select a fan's pick and explanation which will be listed in the official Warchant.com prediction story that will be featured on the front page.
We will also save this page so you can come back after NSD and compare everyone's picks.
For each recruit below (1) name the school you think he will sign with, (2) a percentage of how confident you are in your pick, and (3) a short explanation (2 sentences) on why you picked that school.
Mario Edwards Jr. Josh Harvey-Clemons Reggie Northup Andrus Peat Amos Leggett Nelson Agholor Ronald Darby Menelik Watson Ricardo Louis Leonard Williams Tracy Howard Eddie Goldman
Mario Edwards Jr. - FSU (75%) - Mario is a legacy, a kid that has been committed to FSU for a while now. He's looked around, but according to multiple services he is solid to FSU. He will need to be blown away on his last visit to switch, and I don't think that will happen given the bond he has with the other FSU commits.
Josh Harvey-Clemons - UGA (65%) - It's between UF and UGA, but the prevailing pick for a while now has been the Dawgs. While it's going to be close, I think he stays in state and plays for UGA.
Reggie Northrup - Ark (25%) - A week ago I would have said FSU, but according to reports he has eliminated the Noles and is now between a couple of schools. I'm not very confident in this pick but Arkansas seems to be trending with him lately.
Andrus Peat - Nebraska (51%) - Very close call between FSU and Nebraska but ultimately I think the family and school bonds will win out here.
Amos Leggett - FSU (55%) - This ultimately will come down to numbers, but I feel like if we have room for him, Leggett will choose FSU. If not I think he surprises everyone and goes to Marshall.
Nelson Agholor - USC (65%) - Personally I think this will come down to USC and UF, but he seems to really like the staff and atmosphere out west. FSU is a distant third here.
Ronald Darby - FSU (75%) - With Notre Dame pretty much out of the picture, this is going to come down to Auburn and FSU. I think FSU's track program and his relationship with Bracy win out here.
Menelik Watson - FSU (50%) - Don't think we get Peat, which should make room for Watson.
Ricardo Louis - - FSU (55%) - It sounds like he had a great visit and made a connection with both the staff and Ronald Darby. If Darby picks FSU, which I think he will, I feel Louis comes aboard as well.
Leonard Williams - Aub (65%) - I don't think FSU is going to have room to bring in Williams, especially since it would jeopardize other DE commits. Auburn seems to be the team to beat with UF being a threat as well.
Tracy Howard - LSU (50%) - This is an LSU/UF battle at this point. LSU has had great success with DBs lately I think that will sway him. LSU gets the last visit and the commitment.
Eddie Goldman - FSU (75%) - With Sunseri leaving for Tennessee, I think the Noles have taken the lead for Goldman and I don't see that changing.
That would give us six commits and we end with 21.