Southern Recruit Rankings - The Safeties

All week Scout.com - South will be updating the rankings for the southern players. The states included are Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. This is a look at the Top Safeties in the South.

Wide Receivers
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Tight Ends
Offensive Line

Corners
Linebackers
Defensive Ends

Versatility is the key to the safety position. Many of the best safeties on the college level didn't play safety in high school, and many of the best safeties in high school grow into linebackers. 

Taking a look at the top athletes in the country, it's easy to project many of them as standout safeties, but it's almost as easy to see them at other positions. Jamar Hornsby could be a wide receiver, Allen Walker a linebacker, D'Vontrey Richardson a quarterback, Anthony Leon a linebacker, and Mario Fannin a running back.

Watch the scouting videos on the players, and you'll see why each is so highly coveted, and you'll also see why these multi-talented players could end up at several positions on the next level.

Rather than list the players' height, weight, and speed, I have listed the school they are committed to if any. Click on their player page to see more information including scouting videos and schools of interest.

If you have any feedback on the formatting, or questions about the rankings, please come see us on the Scout Recruiting Message Board:

Rank Name School/City Commit
1 Jamar Hornsby (Sandalwood) Jacksonville, FL  
2 D'Vontrey Richardson (Lee County) Leesburg, GA Florida State
3 Allen Walker (Olive Branch) Olive Branch, MS  
4 Anthony Leon (Gulliver Preparatory School) Miami, FL Florida State
5 Reshad Jones (Washington) Atlanta, GA  
6 Mario Fannin (Lovejoy) Lovejoy, GA Auburn
7 DeAndra McDaniel (Amos P. Godby) Tallahassee, FL Clemson
8 Troy Giddens (Hammond) Hammond, LA LSU
9 Quintin Banks (Houston County) Warner Robins, GA Georgia
10 Justin Woodall (Lafayette) Oxford, MS  
11 Tervaris Johnson (Monsignor Pace) Miami, FL Miami
12 Darian Stewart (Lee) Huntsville, AL  
13 Andy Davis (Briarwood Christian) Birmingham, AL Alabama
14 Brandon Heath (Palm Beach Lakes) West Palm Beach, FL  
15 Corderick Govan (Charleston) Charleston, MS  
16 Dan Kreamer (Evangel Christian Academy) Shreveport, LA  
17 Tamarcus Porter (Pahokee) Pahokee, FL  
18 Burnon Anderson (Plantation) Plantation, FL Rutgers
19 Donsay Hardeman (William M. Raines) Jacksonville, FL Ole Miss
20 LaDerrick Vaughn (Manassas) Memphis, TN  
21 Jared Stewart (Lee) Huntsville, AL  
22 Mario Edwards (Westlake) Atlanta, GA  
23 Shannon Ballard (Miami Norland) Miami, FL  
24 Chris Drayton (Lakeside) Evans, GA  
25 Ronnye Nelson (Dougherty Comprehensive) Albany, GA  
26 Rodney Suggs (Russellville) Russellville, AL  
27 Terrell Johnson (Cartersville) Cartersville, GA  
28 Duke Tate (Hart County) Hartwell, GA  
29 Catron Gainey (Hephzibah) Hephzibah, GA  
30 Ghervon Blue (Marietta) Marietta, GA  
31 Josh Van Buren (Terrebonne) Houma, LA  
32 Max Lerner (Hoover) Hoover, AL  
33 Cory Silcox (Blountstown Senior) Blountstown, FL  
34 Jeremy Terry (Glades Central) Belle Glade, FL  
35 Renold Jean Louis (Immokalee) Immokalee, FL  
36 Tim Brazzel (Campbell) Smyrna, GA  
37 Andy Dorcely (North Miami Beach) North Miami Beach, FL  
38 William Jackson (Cairo) Cairo, GA  
39 Justin Bullard (Stanhope Elmore) Millbrook, AL  
40 Tramaine Brock (Long Beach Senior) Long Beach, MS  

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