ESPN 300: By the numbers

With the initial release of the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, it's time to take a look at 50 facts from the updated player rankings:

50: Oklahoma State running back commit Ronald Jones II made the jump from outside the ESPN Junior 300 to No. 50. After rushing for only 400 yards as a 165-pound sophomore, he topped the 2,000-yard mark as a junior. His sister is a junior at Oklahoma State.

49: The number of prospects from Florida in the 300, the most of any state. There are six five-star prospects from the Sunshine State. There were 50 prospects from the Sunshine State in the final 2014 ESPN 300.

48: The number of prospects in the 300 from Texas, which includes three five-stars. The Lone Star State had 34 recruits in 2014, and 40 in 2013.

47: Quarterback Deondre Francois made the jump from outside the ESPN Junior 300 to here. He is the No. 3-ranked dual-threat prospect in the class.

46: The number of defensive linemen in the initial ESPN 300 for 2015. There were 49 defensive linemen in the final 2014 ESPN 300.

45: Wide receiver Christian Kirk is the top-ranked prospect out of Arizona, and checks in here. Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyle Allen was the top-ranked prospect in 2014 out of Arizona at No. 35.

44: Defensive end Arden Key checks in at No. 44 in the new rankings and is one of eight ends in the Top 50 nationally.

43: The highest ranked Alabama commitment in the 300, wide receiver Daylon Charlot from the state of Louisiana. The Crimson Tide signed four from the Pelican State in 2014, including five-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson.

42: Alize Jones checks in here, as the highest ranked of 12 tight ends in the 300. He is one of two prospects from Bishop Gorman High in the 300, joined by wide receiver Cordell Broadus -- the son of Snoop Dogg.

41: Wide receiver Alex Ofodile is the son of Rock Bridge High coach A.J. Ofodile. The elder Ofodile played collegiately at Missouri, as well as in the NFL and XFL.

40: Defensive end Canton Kaumatule checks in here. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder and Under Armour All-American selection is the younger brother of Stanford tight end Luke Kaumatule.

39: Wide receiver Da'Vante Phillips sits here. He was on an uber-talented Miami Central offense the past two seasons that featured 2014 running backs Joseph Yearby (Miami) and Dalvin Cook (Florida State).

38: Outside linebacker Malik Jefferson checks in here. The 6-2, 220-pound pass-rushing specialist ran an 11.0 100-meters at the Mesquite Poteet district track meet, and has also long jumped 22 feet this spring.

37: The nation's No. 2 ranked dual-threat signal-caller checks in here, Jarrett Stidham. Stidham is the highest ranked prospect in 10 years of ESPN ranking prospects to commit or sign with Texas Tech.

36: The number of prospects from Georgia in the 300. In 2014, there were 27 prospects in the final ESPN 300 from the Peach State.

35: There are 35 wide receivers on the 2015 list. That number is 10 fewer than the final 2014 ESPN 300.

34: The number of states -- plus the District of Columbia -- with at least one prospect in the ESPN 300.

33: Inside linebacker Leo Lewis made the biggest jump from outside the ESPN Junior 300 to No. 33. Lewis is the No. 1-ranked inside linebacker in the class.

32: Outside linebacker Roquan Smith checks in here. The Under Armour All-American selection has added more than 25 pounds to his frame since his sophomore year, helping him climb the rankings.

31: The number of prospects from California in the 300. That is the same number from California in the final 2014 300. There were 33 in the 2013 class.

30: The top-ranked prospect from Mississippi, safety Jamal Peters, comes in at No. 30. Peters is only the fifth prospect from Mississippi to be ranked in the top 30 in the 10 years ESPN has ranked prospects.

29: The number of running backs in the 300. The final 300 in 2014 had 25, while the 2013 class has 24 on the list.

28: Tennessee pledge Preston Williams made the jump from No. 194 to here. The No. 2 ranked wide receiver is the son of former Alabama Mr. Football 1996 Antoneyo Williams.

27: Damien Harris is not only the top-ranked running back in the 2015 class, but is also the highest ranked prospect by ESPN from Kentucky since Micah Johnson in 2006 -- the first year ESPN ranked prospects.

26: The nation's top-ranked receiver, Tyron Johnson, resides here. He's also the top ranked prospect in Louisiana in 2015. The Pelican State had four prospects in 2014 ranked in the nation's top 20, including three five-stars and No. 1 Leonard Fournette.

25: Safety Derwin James Jr. was the first commit for Florida State in the 2015 class, making his pledge on Feb. 25. The Seminoles already have four commitments from ESPN 300 prospects after inking 13 in 2014.

24: The number of cornerbacks in the initial ESPN 300, which includes two five-stars in Kevin Toliver II and Kendall Sheffield. There were 21 in the 2014 class, including five five-star prospects.

23: Under Armour All-America Kerryon Johnson checks in here. One of the most versatile prospects in the class, Johnson is being recruited as a running back and safety by BCS Conference programs. Madison Academy teammate Malik Miller is a good bet to make the ESPN Junior 300 for 2016.

22: Defensive tackle Shy Tuttle makes an appearance here. Only the 2007 and 2012 classes had prospects ranked this high from the Tar Heel State. Running back Keith Marshall and offensive tackle D.J. Humphries are the only two five-star prospects from the state since ESPN has been assigning star rankings.

21: The number of prospects from Florida in the top 100 of the 300.

20: Iman Marshall appears here, and is one of two prospects from Long Beach Poly to make the list. Defensive tackle Joseph Wicker is No. 176.

19: The number of quarterbacks in the 300, led by UCLA commit Josh Rosen, the nation's top pocket passer and No. 19 overall recruit.

18: The number of offensive linemen in the top 100 of the 300, which includes five-star tackles Martez Ivey and Mitch Hyatt.

17: The top-ranked prospect from California checks in here, defensive tackle Rasheem Green.

16: The amount of five-star prospects on the 2015 list, which is the most in the six years ESPN has been assigning star rankings to prospects.

15: No. 15 Daylon Mack is one of eight ESPN 300 commits for Texas A&M. The Aggies signed 10 ESPN 300 prospects in 2014.

14: The No. 1-ranked quarterback in the class, Kyler Murray, resides here. He is the son of former Texas A&M All-America quarterback Kevin Murray.

13: While 2015 is not as well represented as some past classes in the state of Ohio, the Buckeye State is home to the top-ranked linebacker in Justin Hilliard, the nation's No. 13 prospect.

12: The top-ranked Texan, cornerback Kendall Sheffield, checks in here.

11: Five-star George Campbell is the third East Lake High prospect in the 300 in the past two years, joining wide receiver Artavis Scott (Clemson) and Mason Cole (Michigan) in 2014.

10: The number of prospects from North Carolina in the 300, which includes four defensive linemen and three running backs -- Johnny Frasier, Nyheim Miller-Hines and Bryce Love -- who all run 10.7 in the 100 meters.

9: The number of ESPN 300 commitments Alabama currently has. The Crimson Tide signed 19 in 2014, 18 in 2013 and 14 in 2012.

8: Torrance Gibson checks in here. Pound-for-pound, Gibson may stake claim as the best athlete in the 2015 class. Gibson is joined in the 300 from American Heritage High by No. 62 Tarvarus McFadden. Running back Sony Michel and receiver Isaiah McKenzie were in the 2014 ESPN 300 from American Heritage.

7: Mitch Hyatt is the highest ranked offensive tackle to pick Clemson in the 10 years ESPN has been ranking players. He is the nephew of Dan Benish, who played on the Tigers' 1981 national championship team.

6: Defensive end Terry Beckner Jr. checks in here. He is the first prospect from Illinois to be ranked in the top 10 since defensive end Martez Wilson in the 2007 class.

5: The number of defensive ends who have five-star rankings in the class, which includes No. 5 Byron Cowart and No. 9 CeCe Jefferson from Florida.

4: The number of prospects from the state of Hawaii in the updated rankings, which includes top 50 prospects Canton Kaumatule and defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko.

3: Kevin Toliver II, the nation's No. 3 recruit, is the top-ranked defensive back in the class, and the highest-ranked player to have already committed. The LSU commit is one of five prospects at Jacksonville Trinity Christian Academy to make the ESPN 300, including No. 24 Jeffery Holland and No. 68 Kendrick Norton.

2: The number of five-star prospects from Virginia in defensive end Josh Sweat and defensive tackle Tim Settle. In 2014, there were three five-star prospects from Virginia -- Andrew Brown, Da'Shawn Hand and Quin Blanding.

1: Trenton Thompson holds down the top spot, and he is the first defensive tackle to be ranked No. 1 in the 10 years ESPN has ranked prospects. He is the second prospect from Georgia to be No. 1, joining current Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche in 2013.