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Prospects and battles to watch in ESPN Junior College 50 rankings

Programs from around the nation look to the junior college ranks to try to improve depth, find experienced starters and at times add impact ability. The 2017 class featured Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham, Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs and Wisconsin LB Andrew Van Ginkel, who all became valuable players. A new group has emerged with as always includes some familiar names from the past. With the release of the ESPN JC 50 rankings, here is a look at the top-five prospects, as well as key recruiting battles to know.