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NCAA Football Recruiting Thread
 

 


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 Rivals100 (2009)


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 Scout's Top Players (2009)

Top 10 Classes as of 7/9/08 (rivals.com)
1. Ohio State
2009 total commits: 23
Headliner: Dorian Bell
2008 class rank: 4 The Buckeyes have a.ssembled the nation's best class with one five-star commitment and 16 four-star pledges. They also have a whopping 23 commitments, the most in the nation. But the class isn't just about quantity. It's about quality. Five-star linebacker Dorian Bell is a major catch, as are Jamie Wood, Justin Green and C.J. Barnett.

2. USC
2009 total commits: 14
Headliner: Matt Barkley
2008 class rank: 8 The Trojans are in a familiar spot – near the top of the recruiting rankings. The class is headlined by the nation's No. 1 player, quarterback Matt Barkley, but he's not the only future star. Five-star prospect Vontaze Burfict is a headhunter at linebacker, two-way star Randall Carroll is one of the nation's fastest players and some insiders believe five-star athlete Patrick Hall is the best prospect in the class – including Barkley. USC also has reloaded at receiver.

3. Texas
2009 total commits: 19
Headliner: Garrett Gilbert
2008 class rank: 14 The Longhorns are always near the top of the rankings at the start and at the finish, so it's no surprise to see them at No. 3 now. The class features one five-star player, 11 four-star prospects and seven three-star guys. Five-star quarterback Garrett Gilbert is back from an injury that has kept him on the shelf for a while, and he should have a big senior season. End Alex Okafor is one of the best defensive players in the nation. Texas has gone heavy on defense early and has landed some quality players, especially at tackle with Calvin Howell and Derek Johnson.

4. Michigan
2009 total commits: 12
Headliner: William Campbell
2008 class rank: 10 Who said Rich Rodriguez was going to struggle recruiting top players to Ann Arbor? After seeing what he was able to do down the stretch - and then to start off this way - there should be no doubt that he's going to be a successful recruiter in the Big Ten. Michigan's class is only 12 deep at this point, but it has top-shelf recruits. Five-star defensive tackle William Campbell has been as impressive as anybody in the nation this offseason. The Wolverines have added play-making receivers for the future with Bryce McNeal and Dewayne Peace. Running back looks to be solid for the future, too, with Jeremy Gallon and Fitzgerald Toussaint on board.

5. LSU
2009 total commits: 13
Headliner: Russell Shepard
2008 class rank: 11 The Tigers always are a factor when it comes to national recruiting rankings, so it's no shocker to see LSU at No. 5. The 13 players include one of the best players to come out of Houston since Vince Young in quarterback Russell Shepard. The Tigers also have done a lot of damage in Texas with the additions of four-star athlete Dexter Pratt and four-star defensive end Michael Brockers. They've also cleaned up in their backyard with big pledges from cornerback Janzen Jackson, offensive lineman Chris Faulk and running back Michael Ford. What's also impressive is that LSU continues to go into rival SEC schools' territories and do damage.

6. Florida State
2009 total commits: 12
Headliner: Jacobbi McDaniel
2008 class rank: 9 The Seminoles are off to a solid start. Five-star defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel is one of the most dominating players in the nation, and offensive standouts such as four-star prospects Willie Downs, Chris Thompson and Willie Haulstead give this class plenty of punch. FSU also has a pledge from arguably the nation's top kicker in Dustin Hopkins. FSU fans have to be pleased with the way things have started.

7. Georgia
2009 total commits: 11
Headliner: Aaron Murray
2008 class rank: 7 Georgia again has done a great job landing many of the top players in its backyard, such as four-star offensive lineman Chris Burnette, four-star running back Washaun Ealey and four-star defensive tackle Abry Jones. But what makes this class even more special is Georgia's ability to go out and pull in highly touted quarterback Aaron Murray out of Florida. Georgia also landed a potential star in four-star offensive lineman Austin Long out of Memphis.

8. Clemson
2009 total commits: 10
Headliner: Craig Loston
2008 class rank: 12 The Tigers continue to do wonders on the recruiting front, and not just in their home state. What also gives this class a nice early boost is the commitment from the nation's No. 1 safety prospect, Craig Loston, from Houston. In-state, Clemson has scored four-star pledges from Malliciah Goodman, DeVonte Holloman and J.K. Jay. There's still plenty of work to do - there are just 10 commitments - but it's a good start.

9. Oklahoma
2009 total commits: 14
Headliner: Ronnell Lewis
2008 class rank: 6 While this group might not contain the typical star power we've seen in years past for the Sooners, this group still is solid enough to rank in the top 10. The Sooners have 14 commitments, headlined by eight-man star Ronnell Lewis, Las Vegas defensive end Justin Chaisson and cover man Steve Williams. Insiders also are excited about the linebacker class of Lewis, Tom Wort, Jaydan Bird, Gus Jones and Brandon Mahoney.

10. Michigan State
2009 total commits: 9
Headliner: Edwin Baker
2008 class rank: 47 For all the headlines that have been grabbed in Columbus and Ann Arbor, Mark Dantonio and the Spartans have been overlooked a bit. Michigan State has tapped into the in-state talent in one of the deepest years in Michigan in recent memory. Running back Edwin Baker and linebacker Chris Norman are outstanding players. But when you see other talented guys such as Andrew Maxwell, Blake Treadwell, Larry Caper and Donald Spencer aboard, you know things are going well. Michigan State also will do well in Ohio this season, as evidenced by the addition of fast-rising receiver Patrick White.

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 9 years ago '05        #2
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committed to Nebraska today
 9 years ago '04        #3
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1. Ohio State
2009 total commits: 23
Headliner: Dorian Bell
2008 class rank: 4 The Buckeyes have a.ssembled the nation's best class with one five-star commitment and 16 four-star pledges. They also have a whopping 23 commitments, the most in the nation. But the class isn't just about quantity. It's about quality. Five-star linebacker Dorian Bell is a major catch, as are Jamie Wood, Justin Green and C.J. Barnett.


 9 years ago '06        #4
Against D Grain 
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I think we are inthe driver seat with Alabama Top 5 prospects inthe state & out of state i feel good with these prospects

Johnny Farms GA
Damario Jeffery SC
Chad Bumphis MS
Ronnie Wingo Jr Stl, MO
Kenny Bell LA
 07-09-2008, 10:37 PM         #5
Hurricane Ra 
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We should get a another great class this year. Were in the running for every good RB in the country it seems
 9 years ago '04        #6
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Man fu*k Bama, I hope Kirkpatrick says fu*k you Satan.
 9 years ago '05        #7
K.B. 
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ESPN rankings take them for what they're worth.

Even when our first edition of the top 10 classes came out in the first week of June, it was -- and still is -- extremely difficult to come up with a team ranking. Not every team plays with the same deck and number of commits vs. quality of commits can often skew these rankings at such an early juncture.

With that being said, Texas, who we are not convinced would be our No. 1 class in February (or even October for that matter), remains No. 1 at this stage for its combination of numbers and quality prospects. Ohio State has tremendous numbers and quality from the top through the middle of the class, but we still question some of the bottom of its class, and feel Texas' is stronger top-to-bottom. Nonetheless, it has continued to add good players while LSU and Georgia have slowed their paces somewhat, so OSU has elevated above Georgia and LSU.


We feel there will be a ranking tug-o-war between LSU, Georgia and OSU all the way to February and remember, numbers do not mean everything.


Yes, we have moved USC into the top two. Its combination of outstanding prospects with speed and athleticism, coupled with good numbers gives us confidence the Trojans are on their way to a premier class. They have many potential impact players and quality from top to bottom.


It is amazing what winning and national television exposure can do for a program and now all the fruits of Rutgers' labor are starting to pay dividends as it enters into our top 10 for the first time ever. Its class is extremely strong on defense with speed and playmakers, and the most important piece of the puzzle might be its quarterback of the future Tom Savage (Philadelphia/Cardinal O'Hara).


Are the Volunteers on their way back? Early indications are the addition of new offensive wiz David Clawson has proved to be pivotal on the recruiting trail with offensive skill players and quarterbacks jumping on board early, with the likes of QB Josh Nunes (Upland, Calif.) and RB Jarvis Giles (Tampa, Fla./Gaither). The surprising contract extension of Phil Fulmer won't hurt down the road either.


Below is a look at our updated, long-ways-away-from-being-final top-10 recruiting classes.


Top 2009 recruiting classes (July 2008)
(verbal commitments as of July 8, 2008)
(previous rank in parenthesis)

1. (1) Texas
19 verbal commitments
Numbers coupled with overall top-to-bottom talent keep the Longhorns here... for now. They have a unique situation not having to leave their state but also pass up a lot of good players by not doing so.

2. (5) USC
15 verbal commitments
Speed, speed and more speed. Stealing ATH Byron Moore away from crosstown rival UCLA was big. The Trojans have too many players not to be recognized, and at this pace they could have a special class come February.


3. (6) Ohio State
25 verbal commitments
The number of commits is pretty impressive and so are the top six or seven players. Looks like the Buckeyes' coaching staff can now spend their time sewing things up, while focusing on the 2010 class and making sure these birds don't fly the coop over the next several months.


4. (2) LSU
13 verbal commitments
It has been slow going for the defending national champs over the last five weeks, but the next target for them is sure to be OLB Jon Bostic (Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach). Expect things to heat up for them again late summer/early fall.


5. (3) Georgia
11 verbal commitments
Speaking of slow going, the Bulldogs are circling the airport and have been in a holding pattern for sometime now, but the pups that are on board are excellent. O-Line, quarterback and running back seem to be set for quite awhile in Athens.


6. (6) Clemson
10 verbal commitments
After exploding out of the gate, the Tigers have slowed somewhat as well. Running back seems to be a strength again with underrated Larry r*per (Shelby, N.C.) and Ben Axon (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee) on board. With all these players, expectations at Clemson are going to skyrocket -- especially if it can live up to the hype this fall.


7. (7) Oklahoma
14 verbal commitments
Yet another jet circling the airport. The Sooners should expect a couple of O-Line prospects to bolster this group in the coming months. The development of OLB Ronnell Lewis (Dewar, Okla.) will be nice to follow especially if he can find a home and settle in against great competition.


8. (8) Florida State
12 verbal commitments
The addition of a kicker here in Dustin Hopkins (Houston/Clear Lake) is huge -- he can kick and punt. For the second year in a row, FSU is off to a fast start after traditionally making waves at the end.

9. (NR) Rutgers
19 verbal commitments
We mentioned QB Tom Savage, but the defensive secondary is being taken care of as well. Cornerback Ryan Logan (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) and safeties Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro, N.J.) and Sanu Mohamed (South Brunswick, N.J.) can run. Updated stadium expansion isn't hurting them either.


10. (NR) Tennessee
11 verbal commitments
Wide receiver Je'Ron Stokes (Philadelphia/North East) is a much needed vertical threat and Damien Thigpen (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson) is lightning in a bottle and would be great for David Clawson's offense, but he might be tailored for the corner position.

On the cusp: Auburn, South Florida, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State and Texas A&M.
 9 years ago '05        #8
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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S - D.J. Hunter





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Middletown (OH) Middletown High School

Ht: 6-foot-0
Wt: 186 lbs.
Forty: 4.4 secs


committed to Tennessee over Ohio State, Indiana, West Virginia, and Louisville
 9 years ago '05        #9
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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old news Dillon Baxter to USC

:wow: top RB in 2010?
 9 years ago '08        #10
Jeans&Sneakers 158 heat pts158
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Manti Te'o 6'2 225, 4.55
Punahou School)
Honolulu, HI

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-5 Stars
-#1 SLB
2007 Honolulu Star Bulletin Defensive Player of the Year, named 2007 1st Team All-State LB by the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser. 2007 Honolulu Advertiser ILH Defensive Player of the Year. Named 2006 2nd Team All-State - OLB by the Honolulu Advertiser & Honolulu Star Bulletin. 2006 1st Team All-ILH
- Offers from BYU, ND, USC, UCLA CU, Hawaii, Standford, and about 25 other schools.
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Stan Hasiak 6'6 340lbs
Kapolei HS
(Kapolei, HI)

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-#17 OT
-4 Stars
- offers from Cal, Tenn, Oregon, UCLA, USC, U-Dub, Hawaii
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Jray Galea'i
S, 6'0 185lbs
Kahuku HS
(Kahuku, HI)

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-#15 S
-4 Stars
-BYU soft verbal, Hawaii making push
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Dalton Hilliard RB/SB 5-11 193lbs 4.5
Punahou School
(Honolulu, HI)

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-4 Stars
-#37 RB
- offers from Hawaii, ND, CU Nebraska, UCLA, U-Dub, Stanford
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Wade Keliikipi
DT 6'4 280lbs, 5.0 40
Waianae HS
(Waianae, HI)

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-3 Stars
-#43 DT
- Cal, Oregon, Hawaii, Oregon State, Colorado
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Veni Manu DE 6'4 227lbs, 4.7 40

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-3 Stars
-#76
-Auburn, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Utah

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Billy Ray Stutzmann WR 6'1 175, 4.4 40

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-3 Stars
-#97
-Hawaii Commit, offers from Colorado, Michigan State, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State


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Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Cornerback
Upland (CA) Upland

Ht: 5-foot-10
Wt: 173 lbs
Forty: 4.5 secs
Bench max: 245 pounds
Squat max: 455 pounds
Vertical: 38 inches
Shuttle: 4.09 secs
GPA: 3.5

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Cornerback
Laurel (MD) Gilman School

Ht: 6-foot-1
Wt: 185 lbs
Forty: 4.41 secs
Bench max: 225 pounds
Vertical: 37 inches
Shuttle: 4.29 secs
GPA: 2.9

committed to Georgia over Penn State


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 9 years ago '04        #12
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Once R. Mossakowski commits pretty soon after this weekend and we start getting some top OL I see us having a top 10-12 class

here's some notes from the latest Rivals.com tidbits from the Auburn Recruiting War Room:

**Batesville (Miss.) South Panola DB David Conner made his first trip to Auburn earlier this week, and is already planning to return in the fall for an official visit.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder, who has offers from Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State among others, was highly impressed with Auburn and left with the Tigers the clear-cut leader for his services.

During his visit, Conner toured the city, campus, facilities and spoke at length with lead recruiter Hugh Nall and defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads.

Conner could be getting close to making a commitment, and if so, look for it to be to Auburn. Also, Conner has a younger brother, Tony Conner, who is expected to be a D-I prospect in a couple of years. Tony will enter his freshman season in the fall after being a standout on the JV team the last two seasons.

**Perry (Ga.) High four-star OL Johnnie Farms has been at or near the top of the Tigers’ wish list since early in the process. Nall has stayed on him as much as possible, and the efforts appear to be paying off.

According to someone close to Farms, the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder is becoming more and more intrigued by the Tigers. In fact, the source said, Auburn is about the only school he’s been talking about lately.

Farms is in Florida this weekend so he won’t be able to make it to camp. However, he is planning to take an unofficial visit when two-a-days starts, and then return for an official one in the fall.

Hugh Nall underrated as an OL coach... steadily putting linemen in the league... why wouldn't you wanna play for him??

Scott will end up at USF despite them having 2 other 4 * RBs cuz its close to home

5 or 6 of them haven't been evaluated but the 1st one with a NR (Reggie Taylor) just received his first star ranking with a 4 star



I need more stars.... we didnt sign enough stars last year :banghead: :sarcasm: :sleepy:


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 9 years ago '04        #13
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 Against D Grain said:
I think we are inthe driver seat with Alabama Top 5 prospects inthe state & out of state i feel good with these prospects

Johnny Farms GA
Damario Jeffery SC
Chad Bumphis MS
Ronnie Wingo Jr Stl, MO
Kenny Bell LA
I see Bama getting all the top 5 in AL besides TP and maybe KK

Farms and Johnathan Atchison (an OL and DL out of GA) seem to be AU-UA battles

I know we have no shot with Dre but man if we pulled in Branden Smith and Darren Myles out of ATL (which I think is possible; I think for sure at least 1 of them) I would be the happiest n*gga alive and we will get 2 stud S recruits b/c of our lack of depth (we seem to be high on Zeke Mottas list behind ND and in D Jeffereys top 3 with bama and usc east)

Dre and B Smith I think are the top 2 CBs in the SE this year with DK having a slight edge because of height and length but BS ran a 4.28 and a 2nd 40 with a time of 4.19 can't teach that (just like u cant teach growing taller and long arms) both will be stars I think and only place I see Dre going besides bama would be usc but dont think so

Im definitely liking our approach to recruiting this year... I know a few will de-commit but im liking this class A LOT so far
 07-11-2008, 10:53 PM         #14
Hurricane Ra 
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So Dre Kirkpatrick is a Bama lock?
 9 years ago '06        #15
Against D Grain 
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 Hurricane Ra said:
So Dre Kirkpatrick is a Bama lock?

Its not concrete, Its just most people around here seeing all things lead up to Bama. With Jerell Harris already down there, and him being real close with McCarron, many people saying he will sign with us.. Not trying to brag on Saban or what not, But No Way a Big Time 5* Recruit out of this state goes out of town, only other school I am worry about is Texas, because Muschamp is there, and he's a good DC with alot of ties to this state....


UKNOWHATITIS
I dont predict the future, or anything of that nature, but i can tell you this. Johhny Farms will go to Alabama, unless we get a huge pickup like Morgan Moses (which i doubt) then maybe Farms will back off on us, other than that Its Nada, He will be signing with us
 07-12-2008, 04:11 AM         #16
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Great Thread Y'all...I'm Surprised OSU Has Maintained Such Great Recruiting Despite Their Recent "Success"....
 9 years ago '06        #17
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 P. Dedos said:
thats all we can pray for... that we are on the kids mind.. give shannon a in home visit!!!!!!!!!!
Miami is always a threat but I think Alabama has the advantage....I think USC wont get him....Only other school that really scares me is Miami
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 titanreese said:
Miami is always a threat but I think Alabama has the advantage....I think USC wont get him....Only other school that really scares me is Miami
I hope USC gets him and puts TJ Bryant out of even more playing time...fag**t yeah i'm a lil salty still
 07-12-2008, 12:41 PM         #19
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 P. Dedos said:
thats all we can pray for... that we are on the kids mind.. give shannon a in home visit!!!!!!!!!!
I was in the mall yesterday and i saw the "INVADING THE BIG HOUSE" framed photograph from last years filthy butt nasty upset.

Saw the Michigan quote u had and figured i share this with any little wolverines fans who may enter.
 07-12-2008, 12:49 PM         #20
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Carolina is still in the running for:

Jheranie Boyd - Gastonia NC. WR

Xavier Nixon - Fayetteville NC. OL

Jelani Jenkins - MD LB (LONGSHOT)
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