25 years of #1 recruits, where are they now

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 01-27-2011, 03:41 PM         #21
kjyo20 
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:laughing9: kyle wright! :laughing9:
 7 years ago '05        #22
Garnet & Gold 42 heat pts42
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 The Lefty said:
Wait, so you are telling me the Stars that these kids are given don't mean anything? OH NO! What are the FSU fans going to brag about now!?!?!

Oh...

yeah...

Their "Greatest 4-loss team ever".

My bad.
Type in 45-17 into Google, read the first article that pops up, and shut up immediately, thanks.
 7 years ago '04        #23
Kadroan 102 heat pts102
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 notoriousthugzz said:
at not posting the rest

1998

David Givens

WR, Humble High School (Texas)

College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: No. 253 pick (New England Patriots) in 2002
Now: NFL analyst for NESN

"A few days after I verbaled to Notre Dame over Texas, I went on a local sports radio show. Earl Campbell was on the show that day, and he and the hosts said they wanted me to stay in Texas. I told them that Notre Dame was my favorite team growing up. And when I got to South Bend, I knew I'd made the right decision."

Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP Photo

1999

Anquan Boldin

Athlete, Pahokee High School (Fla.)

College: Florida State
NFL Draft: No. 54 pick (Arizona Cardinals) in 2003
Now: Ravens WR, Fastest to 600 receptions in NFL history

"I found out I was No. 1 when someone told me. Nowadays, kids look themselves up on a weekly basis, and if they don't think they're ranked high enough, they're pissed. High school football is supposed to be football in its purest form, where kids really love the game. But you have these kids putting pressure on themselves because they want to be No. 1, or ranked in the top five. I'm glad I grew up when I did."

Photo by Gene Lower/Getty Images

2000

D.J. Williams

LB, De La Salle High School (Calif.)

College: Miami
NFL Draft: No. 17 pick (Denver Broncos) in 2004
Now: 2009 Pro Bowl alternate; owns four 100-tackle seasons

"I didn't like the whole recruiting process. I'd get embarrassed when people would interview me or talk about me. I'll never forget when John Madden, who was from the area and had seen me play, spoke at our team banquet. During his speech, he said I was probably the only high schooler he'd ever seen who could have gone right to the pros. That was the worst thing anyone could've said, because then that was on me."

2001

Kevin Jones

RB, Cardinal O'Hara High School (Pa.)

College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: No. 30 pick (Detroit Lions) in 2004
Now: Free agent; returned to Virginia Tech to study industrial design

"If you're a blue-chipper from Pennsylvania, you go to Penn State. But I've always been a little contrary. On the day of my press conference, I still hadn't decided between Virginia Tech and PSU. As I sat down in front of everybody, I had both jerseys with me. I pulled the Penn State jersey out of a bag and said, "I will & not be attending Penn State." Then I ripped off my sweater and had a Mike Vick jersey on underneath. The entire room was flabbergasted. Afterward, I got plenty of hate mail, lots of it racial. People weren't afraid to use the N-word."

2002

Vince Young

QB, Madison High School (Texas)

College: Texas
NFL Draft: No. 3 pick (Tennessee Titans) in 2006
Now: Two-time Pro Bowler, 30-17 as NFL starter

"I was scared. I didn't know how to handle it and didn't have a father figure around. I was always quiet, so when my high school coach, Ray Seals, realized I could be an elite athlete, he put me in a speech class. He knew I was going to be in front of cameras. I just wanted to be able to talk to this one girl, Candice Johnson. Guess what? I'm still with her."

2003

Kyle Wright

QB, Montey Vista High School (Calif.)

College: Miami
NFL Draft: Undrafted
Now: Works for a medical company that sells spinal implants

"It's definitely something I can tell my kids about someday: 'Once upon a time, I was a pretty decent football player.' But in the end, football didn't work out for me. I'd worn down the cartilage in my knees to the point where it couldn't be replaced. So I had to make the transition to the real world."

2004

Ted Ginn Jr.

DB, Glenville High School (Ohio)

College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: No. 9 pick (Miami Dolphins) in 2007
Now: WR/return specialist for the San Francisco 49ers

"I remember playing in the high school U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, and me and Adrian Peterson did an interview afterward. We were both up for MVP, and we both felt like the No. 1 guy. I cherished all of that stuff -- the games, traveling all over the place. It's something most kids don't ever get to experience."

2005

Eugene Monroe

OT, Plainfield High School (N.J.)

College: Virginia
NFL Draft: No. 8 pick (Jacksonville Jaguars) in 2009
Now: Starting LT for the Jags

"Being ranked No. 1 didn't mean a thing to me, but it did to my mother and the rest of my family and friends. You should have heard the way they said it, with such pride. My brother, Scott, walked around town telling everyone his brother was No. 1 in the nation. Seeing my family and friends enjoy it -- that was the best part."

2006

Myron Rolle

DB, The Hun School of Princeton (N.J.)

College: Florida State
NFL Draft: No. 207 pick (Tennessee Titans) in 2010
Now: Titans practice squad member

"When I first heard, I was in my dorm room at boarding school. My roommate burst through the door and said, 'Myron, you are the No. 1 player in the country!' I immediately called my parents. I remember my father saying, 'At this point, Myron, you are a known individual, so every time you step onto the field you have to perform at a premium. There can never be a day where you are less than your best.' I took that to heart, but I will admit, that night we celebrated and I didn't have to do any homework."

2007

Joe McKnight

RB, John Curtis Christian High School (La.)

College: USC
NFL Draft: No. 112 pick (New York Jets) in 2010
Now: Backup RB with the Jets

"Huh? I thought I was No. 2, behind Jimmy Clausen. Wow, I always thought of myself as No. 2, and that bothered me coming out of high school. I'm so excited right now. You made my day. I can't wait to read this."

2008

Da'Quan Bowers

DE, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School (S.C.)

College: Clemson
Now: Projected top-five pick in 2011 draft

"I'm going through this for the second time now, with all the NFL draft hype. But this time is totally different. As the No. 1 in high school, I was in charge. I got to choose where I would go. Now I have no control. And the hype is so much bigger. Now it's not some guy writing about me on his website. It's Mel Kiper talking about me on SportsCenter."

2009

Matt Barkley

QB, Mater Dei High School (Calif.)

College: USC
Now: USC Junior, 17-7 as starter

"Being No. 1 really didn't have any impact on me until this June, when we were hit with the NCAA sanctions. Before, we were thinking national championship. Suddenly, it sank in: We're not going to a bowl, and a bunch of guys might transfer. I noticed pretty quickly that people were wondering what I was going to do. They were looking to me because I was No. 1. I immediately let everybody know where my home is. Then I started telling that to our recruits. I won't know the ripple effects of my actions until later on, but I'm sure there was an effect. Because every recruit who has visited USC knew, the No. 1 guy is a Trojan."

2010

Ronald Powell

Athlete, Rancho Verde High School (Calif.)

College: Florida
Now: Freshman All-SEC pick at linebacker

"I definitely didn't handle the hype as well as I should have. Right off the bat in high school, I had people saying I was going to the NFL someday. I started getting c*cky. Plus, my parents had split up, and I was going back and forth between them and I was just mad all the time. I stopped caring what other people thought of me, as a player or a person. I started talking back and cussing at my teachers, getting into f!ghts. That's when all the talk about being No. 1 went away. Word had gotten out: I had an attitude and I would be too hard to deal with. But I had a group of people who decided they weren't going to let me blow it. Teachers, coaches and the players ahead of me in school all started calling me out, reminding me about the chance I was wasting. They got me into counseling and taught me that just having talent isn't enough. You still have to work hard in class, at practice and in the weight room. And you have to treat others with respect. You don't get to be a jerk just because you can play football."
Wow why isn't Rolle on a gameday roster?
 7 years ago '09        #24
ReggieA 196 heat pts196
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I remember Tim Couch, he lead Highlands to I think back to back state titles in Kentucky, he just never had "it" at the NFL Level, but education does come in handy to some of these guys who never panned out in the NFL. I think Jared Lorenzo, big a.ss QB that went to KY was his back-up @ Highlands I think.
 7 years ago '06        #25
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I knew Chris Weinke was a 28 year old rookie but didnt know he played College football in the early nineties then after six years in the minors came back and played college football again. Didn't know you can do that.

And that f**got Ricky Watters, why couldn't he just re-sign with my Niners. a.sswhole always wanted to go the Eagles. Because of him we had Derek Loville as our Running Back to try and defend our Super Bowl title.


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 7 years ago '07        #26
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 *eckounltd1972* said:
Type in 45-17 into Google, read the first article that pops up, and shut up immediately, thanks.
" Packers Dominate Giants 45-17 In Aaron Rodgers' Return "



I'm f**king w/ you but yea I know you meant FSU beating Miami. Also, stars or recruits don't amount to s**t after college. I see a lot of 3 stars k!lling in the NFL.
 7 years ago '04        #27
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that's some crazy stats
 7 years ago '07        #28
TH35 103 heat pts103
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 LightsOut said:

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that's some crazy stats
I didn't even know that stat, yet still called the 3 stars. It really doesn't matter what you're ranked coming into college for football as long as you're coached up.. Basketball is a different story.
 7 years ago '04        #29
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
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meanwhile

2-star rated ed reed is the goat

3star aaron rodgers n 2-star bj raji are in the superbowl,
 7 years ago '09        #30
xRapHeadx 17 heat pts17
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Memphis lost.
 7 years ago '04        #31
LightsOut 19 heat pts19
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 KiNgJaMeS305 said:
meanwhile

2-star rated ed reed is the goat

3star aaron rodgers n 2-star bj raji are in the superbowl,
yeah i saw somewhere that the only 5-star in the super bowl is lamar woodley
 01-27-2011, 05:13 PM         #32
The Lefty 
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This whole thread is a nightmare for Noles fans.
 7 years ago '04        #33
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 LightsOut said:
yeah i saw somewhere that the only 5-star in the super bowl is lamar woodley
and if i remember correctly there were only 2 5* players in this past nat'l championship game, cam newton and another auburn player


big ben was a 3* i believe
 7 years ago '10        #34
hustlershope84 
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I thought Peydirt was the top recruit in 94?
 7 years ago '09        #35
ReggieA 196 heat pts196
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wasn't drew brees a 3 star player?
 01-27-2011, 07:16 PM         #36
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 *eckounltd1972* said:
Type in 45-17 into Google, read the first article that pops up, and shut up immediately, thanks.

New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers???
 7 years ago '04        #37
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 LightsOut said:

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that's some crazy stats
unrated players almost double the number of former 5 stars
 7 years ago '05        #38
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Vince Young

QB, Madison High School (Texas)

College: Texas
NFL Draft: No. 3 pick (Tennessee Titans) in 2006
Now: Two-time Pro Bowler, 30-17 as NFL starter

"I was scared. I didn't know how to handle it and didn't have a father figure around. I was always quiet, so when my high school coach, Ray Seals, realized I could be an elite athlete, he put me in a speech class. He knew I was going to be in front of cameras. I just wanted to be able to talk to this one girl, Candice Johnson. Guess what? I'm still with her."

And boy Candice was bad in college. I use to try and holla on the slide
 01-27-2011, 11:37 PM         #39
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 DylanSpitsFiya said:
At my Joe not knowing he was #1.
:budden:
 7 years ago '05        #40
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 bran said:
I always heard dont go to Penn St their racist up there
i went there for a year...i didn't experience any racism, but who knows...the women aren't racist......
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