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Rivals250 welcomes some new names

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The latest version of the Rivals250 includes 22 prospects that were previously unranked, three of them made the top 100.
We take a closer look at the new faces in the updated Rivals250 and Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every gives his thoughts on why each of them deserves to be ranked among the top 250 prospects in the nation.
New to the Rivals250
CB Cody Riggs
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Particulars: 5-9/156
High School: Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Rank: No. 43
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Riggs HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on film evaluation he displayed tremendous change of direction, superior quickness and good ball skills. He is also a true cover corner that is not afraid of contact.Here to view this Link.
RB Roderick Smith
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Particulars: 6-3/220
High School: Fort Wayne (Ind.) Harding
Rank: No. 48
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Smith HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on film evaluation, he is a gargantuan running back with above-average speed and soft hands out of the backfield.Here to view this Link.
QB Jesse Scroggins
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Particulars: 6-3/195
High School: Lakewood (Calif.) High
Rank: No. 100
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Scroggins HighlightsClick Every's Take: Proved to be the most consistent and accurate passer at the Los Angeles Nike Camp.Here to view this Link.
CB Demetrius Wright
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Particulars: 6-1/185
High School: Corona (Calif.) High
Rank: No. 102
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Wright HighlightsClick Every's Take: Had a tremendous performance at the Los Angeles Nike Camp, showing off safety size with cornerback skills.Here to view this Link.
DE Jalen Fields
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Particulars: 6-5/250
High School: Dalton (Ga.) High
Rank: No. 111
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Fields HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on film he has excellent size for a strongside defensive end who is equally impressive against the run as he is a pass rusher.Here to view this Link.
OT Cedric Ogbuehi
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Particulars: 6-5/270
High School: Allen (Texas) High
Rank: No. 118
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Ogbuehi HighlightsClick Every's Take: Proved to be extremely light on his feet at the Ft. Worth NFTC, along with excellent lower body structure and power.Here to view this Link.
ATH Keanon Lowe
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Particulars: 5-10/170
High School: Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
Rank: No. 122
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Lowe HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on film he showed the ability to be a serious threat on either side of the ball with his great speed and ball skills.Here to view this Link.
OT Andrew Donnal
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Particulars: 6-7/265
High School: Whitehouse (Ohio) Anthony Wayne
Rank: No. 127
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Donnal HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on new film he proved to be light on his feet and displayed superior lateral movement, giving him the ability to play more than one offensive line position.Here to view this Link.
OT Evan Washington
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Particulars: 6-5/290
High School: DeSoto (Texas) High
Rank: No. 129
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Washington HighlightsClick Every's Take: In person at the Ft. Worth Nike Camp he proved to be very athletic and showed the willingness to get physical during one-on-ones.Here to view this Link.
ATH Tharold Simon
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Particulars: 6-4/185
High School: Eunice (La.) High
Rank: No. 150
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Simon HighlightsClick Every's Take: This tall drink of water has excellent speed on film and could possibly play on either side of the ball as a receiver or a safety.Here to view this Link.
CB John Fulton
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Particulars: 6-1/180
High School: Manning (S.C.) High
Rank: No. 183
Every's Take: Showed tremendous size and athleticism for a corner at the VTO Sports Elite100 Camp.
RB Cameron Roberson
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Particulars: 6-1/215
High School: Newbury Park (Calif.) High
Rank: No. 199
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Roberson HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on new film he is a big back that can take it the distance and also become a threat in passing situations out of the backfield.Here to view this Link.
QB Andrew Hendrix
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Particulars: 6-3/220
High School: Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller
Rank: No. 200
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Hendrix HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on new film he proved to be a pro-style quarterback that has enough athletic ability to buy more time in the pocket, and make crisp, accurate throws.Here to view this Link.
WR James Louis
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Particulars: 5-11/178
High School: Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic
Rank: No. 203
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Louis HighlightsClick Every's Take: New film showed he has Peter Warrick-type moves with the ball in his hands.Here to view this Link.
LB Josh Shirley
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Particulars: 6-3/225
High School: Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser
Rank: No. 205
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Shirley HighlightsClick Every's Take: Really got after it during the lineman one-on-one drills at the Los Angeles NFTC using speed and power to dominate offensive linemen.Here to view this Link.
CB Christian Bryant
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Particulars: 5-10/173
High School: Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville
Rank: No. 206
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Bryant HighlightsClick Every's Take: In-person evaluation proved he may not possess elite track speed, but he had no problem staying with any receiver he faced.Here to view this Link.
LB Javarie Johnson
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Particulars: 6-4/208
High School: Washington (D.C.) Dunbar
Rank: No. 208
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Johnson HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on new film Johnson shows up as a huge linebacker that excels at putting pressure on the quarterback.Here to view this Link.
DT George Uko
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Particulars: 6-4/280
High School: Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo
Rank: No. 211
Every's Take: Huge defensive lineman proved to be light on his feet at the Los Angeles Nike Camp, and has the athleticism, size and girth to be a run-stopping machine with pass-rushing ability.
S Dion Bailey
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Particulars: 6-1/195
High School: Lakewood (Calif.) High
Rank: No. 214
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Bailey HighlightsClick Every's Take: New film showed that he not only has ball skills, but he will light up a receiver running a route over the middle. Also looked good in person at Los Angeles NFTC.Here to view this Link.
RB Anthony Wilkerson
Particulars: 6-0/210
High School: Tustin (Cailf.) High
Rank: No. 227
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Wilkerson HighlightsClick Every's Take: Based on new film proved to be a huge, power back that can get those extra yards after contact.Here to view this Link.
DE Dexter Morant
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Particulars: 6-7/225
High School: Manning (S.C.) High
Rank: No. 234
Every's Take: Based on film he looked to have tremendous body structure and was quick off the ball.
OG Giovanni Di Poalo
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Particulars: 6-4/260
High School: Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Rank: No. 242
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Di Poalo HighlightsClick Every's Take: Proved to have superior athleticism on new film and demonstrated mobility by consistently making blocks downfield.Here to view this Link.
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