Nation's No. 1 CB Releases Top 5, Plus 1
Vernon Hargreaves III
Vernon Hargreaves III
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 20, 2012

The nation's No. 1 cornerback, Vernon Hargreaves III of Wharton High (Tampa), released his top five today, and added a sixth school.

Five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III visited Notre Dame on Monday and today he released a top five, plus one, with the Irish in it.

"Top 5 ) 1.Florida 2.Clemson 3.Vanderbilt 4.Miami 5.Notre Dame , USF is not in my top 5 but still considering!" Hargreaves tweeted.

The shortening of the list took place after Hargreaves made visits to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee earlier this week.

Following the visit to Tennessee, Hargreaves told FOXSportsNEXT about his plans moving forward after the latest list trimming.

"That's probably where I'm going to take my officials," he said.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Hargreaves is rated as the top cornerback in the nation.

"He can cover on or off the line, he really explodes out of his breaks, and he can flip his hips with the best of them," FOXSportsNEXT recruiting analyst Chad Simmons said. "There are not a lot of concerns about his game. He can improve his back pedal, making his steps a little quicker, and making sure he is on balance, but he is a true corner who will be a top recruit. He is strong and explosive with hands."

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