2009 Under Armour All-America Game Top Players

Published on January 5, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

It is hard to imagine a better group than the 80 prospects who played in the inaugural Under Armour All-America Game. But although spring is just upon us, the talent already committed to play in the 2009 Under Armour Game (Jan. 4, 2009, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN) is outstanding and has individually and collectively surpassed last year’s great assembly.

The 2009 game will feature its share of highly touted superstars and numerous top positional prospects upon the release of this summer’s ESPN 150, but like in 2008, Scouts Inc.’s staff worked hard in the film room to invite and showcase a handful of under-the-radar prospects we feel will explode on the national scene next fall.


Under Armour All-America Quarterbacks

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Moses Alipate, Bloomington (Minn.)
6-foot-5, 225 pounds

Junior accolades: His combined 10 touchdown passes and runs accounted for half of his team’s offensive scoring in the 2007.

Scouts Inc. says: Possesses the size and arm strength of a pocket passer with deceptive athleticism and footwork to work out of a spread. Aside from the great natural tools, he is poised, competitive, takes charge of the offense and has a knack for keeping the play alive. Has the measurables, arm and athleticism to become an excellent player at the next level.


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Matt Barkley, Mater Dei (Calif.)
6-3, 222 pounds

Junior accolades: Passed for 3,576 yards and 35 touchdowns. Won Gatorade California and National Player of the Year, the first junior to ever win the national award. Named L.A. Times First Team All Southland, Cal-Hi California Junior Player of the Year, Maxwell Award Junior Player of the Year, First Team CIF Pac-5, Orange County Register All-County Offensive MVP and First Team All-County.
On his best skill: ‘I believe my best skill is discipline and a deep understanding of the game, most importantly reading defenses and knowing progressions. My coaches have spent so much time me over the years breaking down film and making the technical parts of the game a priority.”
Favorite band: U2.
Scouts Inc. says: Barkley looks like a college player now in terms of polish, mechanics, footwork and, most importantly, production. He has prototypical size and is a true pocket guy who understands timing and has a great sense of anticipation and ball placement. Fundamentals and ball handling are exceptional and he does the little things very, very well.


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Richard Brehaut, Los Osos (Calif.)
6-2, 206 pounds

Junior accolades: Passed for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran 90 times for 596 yards and five touchdowns.
On his commitment to UCLA: “I committed to UCLA in May because I have always been a Bruin. I love the changes made this year with the coaching staff, bringing in an outgoing, motivating head coach like Rick Neuheisel as well as acquiring an offensive genius Norm Chow and the rest of the staff. It’s one of the most beautiful campuses there is and I can’t wait to go to school there.
Favorite movie: “Old School”.
Scouts Inc. says: Has improved into one of the top quarterbacks in the 2009 class. He’s hard not to like with his competitive, crafty, productive methods. A great field general, he makes good decisions and is mobile. An excellent player with great upside.


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Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Texas)
6-3, 186 pounds

Junior accolades: Set Texas records with 359 completions, 555 attempts and 4,826 passing yards. Also threw for 52 touchdowns and named First Team All-State by The Associated Press.

On goals for his senior season: “Hopefully to win another state championship.”

Favorite movie: “Wedding Crashers.”

Scouts Inc. says: The more you watch Gilbert, the more you realize how heady and savvy he is. He is similar to Aaron Corp from the 2007 class in terms of size and athleticism, only Gilbert is much further along at this stage and has a bigger arm. He has prototypical drop-back passer size but is a sneaky athlete who will surprise you and hurt you with his feet if you don’t respect that aspect of his game.


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Josh Nunes, Upland (Calif.)
6-4, 207 pounds

Junior accolades: Passed for 2,105 yards and 14 touchdowns. Won co-MVP of the Baseline League.
On goals for his senior season: “I would love to get the team clicking and get a Baseline League championship and a CIF ring.”
Favorite food: His mom’s homemade tacos and enchiladas.
Scouts Inc. says: This young man is very good, very polished and savvy as can be. He is a pocket-passer who is well groomed, knows what he is doing, works through progressions and has the arm to make every single throw you want. His ball handling, timing and footwork are among the best in this class. He appears to have put a lot of time into his mechanics and technique and has obviously been well coached.


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Russell Shepard, Cypress Ridge (Texas)
6-2, 183 pounds

Junior accolades: Combined for 2,500 total yards. Won district MVP, named to all-area team and nominated for Joe Montana Award.

On his best skill: “I am a quarterback who is very athletic [10.7 100-meter dash, 21.5 200m, 23-foot long jump, and 4.44 40-yard dash]. My first five steps are very explosive. I have breakaway speed. I am a mixture of speed and quickness and can make all throws with nice spin on the ball, and am accurate on intermediate and deep routes.”

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans.”

Scouts Inc. says: Percy Harvin lining up at quarterback on an every-down basis, which is a scary thought. He is a lean, flexible athlete with a lot of wiggle to him. He has great speed, athleticism and is a nightmare in space as a read-option guy in the spread. Has the tools to be just as good a passer in time and is a legit dual-threat.


Under Armour All-America Running backs

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Jaamal Berry, Miami Palmetto (Fla.)
5-10, 190 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 1,033 yards and 14 touchdowns. Named All-Dade County.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to rush for more than 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns and win the districts.”

Favorite movie: “Waist Deep.”

Scouts Inc. says: One of the more explosive backs in the class with elite acceleration and speed. He shows rare initial burst and suddenness through the hole and excels at changing speeds to make defenders miss. Deceptive power separates him from your typical speed back; he shows good balance, leg drive and second effort on contact. A great prospect who should excel as a one-back in a zone-heavy scheme.


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Montrell Conner, Ouachita Parish (La.)
6-2, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns. Named All-State.

On his best skill: “Running north-south and getting downfield, and I have to work on catching the football.”

Favorite movie: “The Temptations.”

Scouts Inc. says: Physically gifted with a great blend of size and straight-line speed. We project he will develop into a workhorse runner at the college level with the strength to wear down a defense. He is a good yards-after-contact back and consistently finishes runs, making smaller defensive backs think twice about coming up to tackle him when he reaches the second level. If his skills do not develop on offense, he could make one heck of a strong safety or outside linebacker.


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Washaun Ealey, Emanuel County Institute (Ga.)
5-11, 200 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 2,982 yards and state-record 58 touchdowns. Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year, Class A Player of the Year and Class A First Team All-state.

On why he chose Georgia: “I always liked Georgia growing up — the red and black — and really liked the campus when I visited.”

Favorite musical artist: Gucci Man.

Scouts Inc. says: An explosive downhill runner with excellent in-line body tilt and balance. He runs with deceptive power and seemingly bigger than his listed measureables. Ealey shows the suddenness and burst to hit small creases and cutback lanes, and to remain elusive in traffic. While most of his production comes between the tackles, he flashes a sneaky extra gear when he bounces to the perimeter and good top-end speed.


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Jarvis Giles, Gaither (Fla.)
5-11, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 1,378 yards and 19 touchdowns on 236 carries. Named first team all-county.

Favorite football player: LaDainian Tomlinson.

Scouts Inc. says: May have the best burst and acceleration through the hole among running backs in his class. He reaches top speed by his second step and can shred a defense up the seam in a blink. He’s very sudden and shifty through traffic and at his best planting and accelerating downhill just as the hole opens. Has excellent vision, body control and balance.


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Trent Richardson, Escambia (Fla.)
5-11, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 1,490 Yards and 15 touchdowns. Named All-League and Third Team All-State.

On his best skills: “I would say my power. My agility needs the most work.”

Favorite musical artist: Lil Wayne.

Scouts Inc. says: A violent runner with the strength to pound it between the tackles and the perimeter speed to turn the corner and take it the distance. He possesses great size with his compact, thickly-built frame, and is very strong throughout his upper and lower body. A potential high-carry, durable runner at the next level who can wear down a defense.


Under Armour All-America Wide receivers

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Jheranie Boyd, Ashbrook (N.C.)
6-foot-2, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: Made 47 catches, including 12 for touchdowns, for 1,151 yards.
Scouts Inc. says: Has very good size, excellent top-end speed and is a playmaker. Has the frame to really muscle up and shows very good acceleration and the ability to make something happen after the catch. Reaches top speed quickly, is smooth and fluid both in and out of his cuts and also after the catch. Moves like a smaller wide receiver in terms of quickness and acceleration.


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Marlon Brown, Harding Academy (Tenn.)
6-foot-5, 200 pounds

Junior accolades: Ran for 629 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 41 passes for 861 yards and six touchdowns.

Scouts Inc. says: A tremendous athlete with the measurables to develop into an excellent receiver at the next level. His blend of great height, strength and speed should allow him to create a lot of mismatches in passing game. He knows how to utilize his large frame to shield defenders in traffic and is just a tough competitor who fights for the football with potential as a red-zone target. Versatile athlete with the rare physical tools to play a number of positions in college.


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Duron Carter, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
6-2, 170 pounds

Junior accolades: Seven of his 22 receptions went for touchdowns.

On what he’s looking for in a school: “A place where I can get a great education and a school that has great football tradition. I also am looking for a wide receiver coach that can help me improve my skills and fundamentals that relate to the position.”

Favorite players: “Marvin Harrison and Tory Holt are players I try to copy. Most importantly, I look up to my father, Chris, as my main hero.”

Scouts Inc. says: Carter has soft hands and doesn’t use his body when catching the football. Runs good routes, can snag the difficult passes and is especially effective in the red zone. Makes the crucial yards after catch by making the first defender miss and by breaking tackles in the open field.


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Kennan Davis Washington High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Junior accolades: First team All-State WR and the Elite top 22 as a DB. He was all Metro twice and has been two time all conference and the player of the year in the MVC. Had 81 catches, 1160 yards, and 15 touchdowns –13 receiving touchdowns, 2 PR, 1 rushing.

On goals for his senior season: ” To beat all of my last year’s stats and win state.”

Favorite musical artist: Lupe Fiasco.

Scouts Inc. says: Davis is certainly one of the better wide receivers in this class and not only does he have ideal size, but he has very good speed and is very polished for a young WR. He has a nice frame and is well built. He is a smooth athlete with a good stride that can really get to top speed quickly for a player his size. Shows great body control and does a nice job of adjusting to the ball while it’s in the air. Has the elusiveness to make defenders miss in the open field and is a tough runner after the catch. Can catch balls thrown outside frame and flashes the ability to make the spectacular catch.


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Terry Hawthorne, East Saint Louis (Ill.)
6-0, 168 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 45 passes for more than 1,000 yards. Earned all-state, all-metro and all-conference honors.
On why he chose Illinois: “I liked it on my unofficial visit. I like the school, the facilities and just feel at home there.
Favorite football player: Steve Smith.
Scouts Inc. says: One of the more complete wide receivers in the country. Hands are soft, strong and he extends well away from his body. With great speed, he has the sought-after ability to turn the short pass into a big gain or track the deep throw with great body control and concentration. Hawthorne is one of the more underrated wide receivers in the country.


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Logan Heastie, Great Bridge (Va.)
6-2, 181 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 58 passes for 1,058 yards and 17 touchdowns. Named All-Southeastern District, All-Tidewater and All-Virginia.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to win the state championship game.”

Favorite musical artist: Jay-Z.

Scouts Inc. says: Heastie is smooth, fluid and a legit deep threat for a taller wide out. He is lean at this stage but has the frame to add bulk and strength to his upper body. Really stretches the field and will threaten defenders off the ball. He changes directions without losing much speed in transition, uses quick feet to set defensive backs up and runs crisp short-to-intermediate routes.


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Alshon Jeffrey, Saint Matthews (S.C.)
6-3, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 14 touchdown passes and had 992 yards. On defense, made seven interceptions, three of which were returned for scores. All-state in both football and basketball.

On goals for his senior season: “My goal for my senior season is to lead my team to the school’s first state championship in football.”

Favorite musical artist: LiL Wayne.

Scouts Inc. says: Jeffrey is a mammoth target in the passing game with big strong hands, long arms and the frame to thwart off defenders with ease. He is physically imposing to say the least and has sneaky, deceptive speed to get vertical. He is difficult to handle one-on-one because he really knows how to use his frame and what he lacks with elite quickness, he makes up for with savvy, strength and the ability to make acrobatic catches and pluck balls thrown outside of his frame.


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Jamal Patterson, Henry County (Ga.)
6-3, 190 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 43 passes for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns. Named First team All-Southern Crescent, All-Region and All-County. Also the Gatorade Player of the Year in track and has a 4.5 GPA.

On his best skill: “My best skills are catching the ball in traffic, my jump ball ability and the ability to generate separation with great route running.”

Favorite football player: Randy Moss.

Scouts Inc. says: Patterson continues the trend of the tall, imposing wide receiver infiltrating the college game. He has excellent size, extremely long arms and big hands. Shows the ability to catch the ball away from his body, above his head and on the run. Has a huge catch radius and will make acrobatic catches when attacking the football.


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Nu’Keese Richardson, Pahokee (Fla.)
5-11, 160 pounds

Scouts Inc. says: This little bugger can scoot. Richardson is a tough rascal and a smart, heady player with excellent quickness and explosiveness after the catch. It is clearly evident that Richardson can run and create mismatches– especially inside at the slot position, but what stands out even more is his craftiness and feel as a route runner versus zone coverage. This guy knows how to get open, he uses his diminutive stature to get lost, changes speeds as a route runner depending on the play and coverage and his ability get upfield after the catch is exceptional. This kid is always full speed and quick as a cat. Shows burst and separation as a route runner and will set defenders up with double moves and cut on a dime at the top of the route stem.


Under Armour All-America Tight ends

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Ra’Shede Hageman, Washburn High School (Minneapolis)
6-5, 230 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 25 passes for 663 yards and 12 touchdowns. Named first-team All-State, first-team All-Metro, All-Conference, KSTP Athlete of the Week.

On team goals for next season: “We went to state last year for the first time in 10 years. We have almost all of our skill position players coming back and we want to win state this year.”

Favorite movie: “‘Menace To Society.”

Scouts Inc. says: Hageman is a promising tight end prospect. He possesses good size and the frame to add more good bulk. He will need added size, but should have little problem getting up to a more ideal weight. He is a productive player as both a receiver and a blocker. In the passing game he can be a weapon.


Arthur Lynch, Dartmouth (Mass.)
6-5, 240 pounds

Junior accolades: Registered 67 Tackles (14 for loss) and three sacks. Caught 10 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Named to Standard Times Super Team, two-time Old Colony League all-star,

On why he chose Georgia: “It was hard to say no to my hometown team of Boston College, but when I went down there I loved the campus, the people and especially the coaches.”

Favorite food: Chicken and peaches.

Scouts Inc. says: A great blend of size and athleticism needed to develop into a well-rounded tight end at the college level. He flashes deceptive speed for his size and has a smooth running motion. He is a polished route runner with good hands, and though not a burner after the catch, he can earn productive yards after contact with his size.


Barrett Matthews, North Shore (Texas)
6-2, 225 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 13 passes for 395 yards and seven touchdowns. Named to 22-5A First Team All-District and Houston Chronicle Second Team All-Area.

On why he chose Texas: “The coaching staff reminds me of our coaching staff [at North Shore] and Coach [Mack] Brown reminds me a little bit of Coach [David] Aymond. The facilities are amazing and I get to work with one of the best [strength] trainers in the nation.”

Favorite movie: “‘Any Given Sunday.’ I love the ‘piece with inches’ speech by Al Pacino’s character.”

Scouts Inc. says: An exciting prospect with the tools to be well-rounded at the college level. He’s a sound, tenacious blocker while also a weapon as a receiver. Has the ability to stay on the field in all situations and be a factor, making him a player to watch.


Jordan Najvar, Klein Oak High School (Spring, Texas)
6-6, 215 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 15 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown. He also carried the ball nine times for 78 yards and one touchdown. Najvar was named first-team all-district and all-region.

Favorite food: “Anything Italian.”

Favorite TV Show: “‘King of Queens.”

Scouts Inc. says: Najvar is a tall, rangy tight end prospect with good concentration and sure hands. He is a tough receiver who will go over the middle and will take a hit to make a catch. Displays the body control to adjust to off-target throws and can make the sideline catch. He can create some match-up problems and despite needing to add some bulk he can be a tough and productive in-line blocker. .


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Morrell Presley, Carson (Calif.)
6-3, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 31 passes for 493 yards and six touchdowns. Named All-Marine League and Second Team All-City.

On why he chose USC: “I didn’t really want to leave home and it is one of the best schools out there.”

Favorite TV show: “Flavor of Love.”

Scouts Inc. says: Presley has a tall, lean frame and looks like a big receiver at the tight end spot. His hands and concentration allow him to adjust to bad throws, and he can stretch the field with good speed. A productive blocker who is willing and physical. Comes off the ball, strikes a defender and creates power from his lower body to get push.


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Thomas Ashcraft, Cedar Hill (Texas)
6-5, 280 pounds

Junior accolades: First Team All-District, Honorable Mention All-State.

On why he chose Texas: “I felt at home at Texas. The coaches were real, they didn’t feel fake like they were putting on a show or it was rehearsed — they were real comfortable and natural. My parents liked it and my major [mechanical engineering] is a top major there.”

Favorite TV show: “The Boondocks.”

Scouts Inc. says: A gifted lineman with the size college coaches seek. He has shown the foot agility to both pull and trap from the offensive tackle position and also get back from a three-point stance and set before a defensive lineman gets into his frame. Ashcraft has the tools to develop into one of college football’s best, most athletic offensive linemen.


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Mark Brazinski, Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.)
6-2, 280 pounds

Junior accolades: Gave up no sacks and had 85 pancake blocks. Earned first team all-area and third team all-state from the AP and first team all-county and all-conference.

On why he chose Rutgers: “I made a list of the top attributes I had wanted out of a school, and Rutgers fulfilled all those qualities including: offensive line coach, undergraduate business, MBA program, how I fit in with the players and where I fit in as a player.”

Favorite movie: “Animal House”.

Scouts Inc. says: Has an ideal build for the position and plays with great leverage. He’s a real scrapper who stays on his blocks and won’t give in. Maintains his body control and balance, especially in the running game. If he adds some bulk and continues to concentrate on maintaining position and playing with proper leverage, he’ll be one of his class’ best centers.


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Kevin Graf, Agoura (Calif.)
6-6, 302 pounds

Junior accolades: Named First Team All-Ventura County, All-Marmonte League and All-State.

On goals for his senior season: “I want my team to get to the playoffs, and be the best player I can be.”

Favorite player: “I really look up to my brother [Derek, who played at USC, where Kevin is committed] as a player. He talks to me about so much, I just really look up to him.”

Scouts Inc. says: Size matters on the offensive line, and he’s got it. Graf is physical, athletic, intimidating and has the tools to be a dominant offensive tackle. With his father and brother both former USC offensive linemen, his lineage is apparent in his technical skill at offensive tackle. One of the nation’s top offensive line prospects.


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Stan Hasiak, Kapolei (Hawaii)
6-6, 340 pounds

Junior accolades: 25 pancakes and one sack. Qualified for the state tournament throwing the discus.

On goals for his senior season: No sacks allowe, break the school record for pancakes and stay healthy.

Favorite player: Ray Lewis

Scouts Inc. says: Hasiak is a strong offensive lineman He has great size and is an intimidating player on the field. He has exceptional lower body strength and gets good movement off the line of scrimmage in the run game. He is a very good pass protector. He jolts the defensive man with his hands, moves his feet well, and is tough to navigate around. Hasiak has both the power and technical skills to make him a highly sought after big guy


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J.K. Jay, Christ Church Episcopal (S.C.)
6-7, 280 pounds

Junior accolades: Was injured his junior year.

On why he chose Clemson: “I grew up a Clemson fan and always dreamed of playing there. It felt like the right school, too.”

Favorite player: “I met Marc Colombo, the left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, recently on spring break and he has taken me under his wing and been calling me, so he’s my favorite player. ”

Scouts Inc. says: An athletic offensive tackle whose greatest asset is quick hands. He really does a good job of keeping defender away from his body. Also runs exceptionally well and could adjust to playing guard at the next level. Has a great attitude and should develop into an excellent lineman at either position.


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Paden Kelley, Lake Travis (Texas)
6-6, 270 pounds

Junior accolades: Named to Texas 4A first team by Texas Sportswriters Association. Also named to First Team All-District.

On goals for his senior season: “I have hopes of leading my team to a back-to-back state championship and being awarded First Team All-State.”

Favorite band: Rage Against the Machine.

Scouts Inc. says: Kelley’s a very athletic offensive tackle with the versatility to also play guard. Tall and rangy, he looks the part, carrying his weight extremely well. Biggest strength may be his reach-blocking skills.


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Dallas Lee, Buford (Ga.)
6-4, 290 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 71 tackles and 9.5 sacks. Named all-area offensive line and second team all-county defensive line.

On why he chose Georgia: “It is the hometown school and everyone can come see me play. I really like Coach (Stacy) Searels, I think he is a great coach. It has everything I wanted in a school — great education, great dorms, great facilities.”

Favorite group: Brooks and Dunn.

Scouts Inc. says: A tough, physical football player. He really comes across as a kid who laces them up and looks to punish opponents and give you what he’s got. Solid prospect on both sides of the ball. His best fit may be as a guard on offense in college. There is nothing very flashy about him, but he is one tough cookie.


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Stavion Lowe, Brownwood (Texas)
6-foot-6, 294 pounds

Junior accolades: Named first team all-district and academic all-district.

On his best skill: “I have the agility needed to get to the second and third levels and I think I’m athletic for a big guy.”

Favorite player: “Vince Young because of his work ethic and he’s a phenomenal athlete.”

Scouts Inc. says: One of the most athletic tackles in the 2009 class. Has great feet and runs extremely well for a big man. Exceptional talent who gives great effort.


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Zach Martin, Bishop Chatard High School (Ind.)
6-foot-5, 260 pounds

On being selected for the UA Game: “I”It’s a great honor to be chosen as one of the elite football players in the country. I can’t wait to get to Orlando and meet the other players. The thing I’m the most fired up about is playing on national television on Sunday night.”

Scouts Inc. says: Martin may be one of the most versatile linemen in the 2009 class. He is an outstanding offensive tackle and defensive lineman that has a great motor and being 6’5″ 275, it’s no surprise he is being highly recruited. Offensively, he comes off the ball low and hard playing with great leverage.


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John Martinez, Cottonwood (Utah)
6-4, 275 pounds

Junior accolades: First Team All-Region and All-State.

On goals for his senior season: “Improve my 3.3 GPA in the classroom and play to an elite level on the football field. Grade a winning performance every game.”

Favorite players: “My favorite offensive lineman is Jonathan Ogden, and I like the way Troy Polamalu hits and hustles on defense.”

Scouts Inc. says: Martinez never takes a play off. Quick off the ball and stays after the defender at the line of scrimmage. Also has great leg drive and plays with good leverage.


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Jack Mewhort, St. John (Ohio)
6-6, 285 pounds

Junior accolades: First Team All-City and All-Conference, Second Team all-state.

On why he chose Ohio State: “My sister goes to Wittenberg so it will be easy on my parents. I’ve always wanted to play for Ohio State with its great tradition and outstanding coaching staff.”

Favorite player: “I really like Jake Long because he plays with great intensity and likes to punish the guy across from him.”

Scouts Inc. says: Tall and physical, he gets great movement at the point of attack. Good first step allows him to pick up stunting defensive linemen. Big wingspan helps him be a solid pass protector, and then he gets his hands on the pass-rusher and uses his extension to keep the defender from getting into his body.


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Xavier Su’a-Filo, Timpview (Utah)
6-4, 270 pounds

Junior accolades: First Team all-state.

On goals for his senior season: “Get bigger, faster and stronger, lead Timpview to the third state 4-A title and be a master technician as a lineman.”

Favorite music: Reggae, jazz and easy listening.

Scouts Inc. says: Su’a-Filo is very athletic and can pull and trap as well as any other offensive lineman in the country. Gives effort getting downfield and locks on to defenders or runs them over. Has exceptional feet and runs more like a tight end.


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Mason Walters, Frenship (Texas)
6-7, 285 pounds

Junior accolades: Named All-District, All-Area, All-South Plains, All-City and 4A Second Team All-State.

On what he’s looking for in a school: “Coaches you get along with for five years, a winning tradition and a bunch of good talent that is going to be there when you are there to give yourself a chance to win the national championship.”

Favorite food: Buffalo wings with ranch sauce.

Scouts Inc. says: A max-effort player with exceptional ability, he’s a self-starter who clearly loves the game. He goes after opponents like a heat-seeking missile. Comes off the ball aggressively and has the skills to reach, block back and even get to the second level with little trouble. Shows outstanding hustle by frequently getting a second block after executing his initial assignment.


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Quinton Washington, Timberland (S.C.)
6-3, 315 pounds

Junior accolades: First Team All-conference and All-state. Threw shot put 47 feet.

Favorite hobby: “I like to tutor younger students. I want to help them the way teachers and other people have helped me out in the past.”

Scouts Inc. says: Washington has all the tools to be a big-time collegiate offensive lineman as an impressive 300-pounder who moves like a lightweight. Very athletic for a big man, he’s fluid when pulling and trapping. Also a real fighter in pass protection, taking pride in winning the individual battles.


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Peter White, Saint John’s College (Washington, D.C.)
6-4, 344 pounds

Junior accolades: Second Team All-MET, First Team All-District of Columbia, First Team All-Conference.

On what he’s looking for in a school: “Good academics, good environment and most importantly, I want a place that likes me for a person and not just a football player.”

Favorite TV show: “The Wire.”

Scouts Inc. says: A big, powerful man who likes to play the game and really hustles. He is a monster of a human being and a load coming off the ball who delivers an upper body blow with his hands. Can move a base technique defensive lineman off the ball and really gives effort trying to pull and often does get a hit on the defender. Running backs in Orlando will look forward to running behind the big White.


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Corey Adams, Saguaro (Ariz.)
6-4, 272 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 120 tackles and 25 sacks. Named First Team All-State, All-Region and All-City.

On goals for his senior season: “To take State for a third time in a row — anything less than that would be embarrassing. Personally, for my stats to be better than they were for my previous two seasons playing varsity. Also to be Gatorade Player of the Year.”

Favorite band: As Blood Runs Black.

Scouts Inc. says: There is a lot to like about Adams, who has good height and the frame to keep developing into a physical monster. Flashes good quickness off the ball, is very active and violent with his hands and shows a closing burst.


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Gary Brown, West Gadsden High School (Quincy, Fla. )
6-3, 275 pounds

Junior accolades: 26 sacks, 113 tackles and 18 tackles for a loss. Was named first-team all-county and all-state.

On his goals for his senior season: To get stronger and faster and become a better run-stopper.

Favorite movie: “Friday”

Scouts Inc. says: Brown is a prospect with a wealth of ability and has the tools to develop into a disruptive and exciting force at the college level. He has an impressive get-off and good initial quickness. He can run and close quickly for a big man and has the ability to get in on plays all over the field. His quickness allows him to cause problems as a pass rusher as he can beat blockers off the ball and get in the quarterbacks face.


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Justin Chaisson, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
6-5, 252 pounds

Junior accolades: 24 sacks, 103 tackles. All-State, All-Region, All-League, All City, Defensive Player of the year for Sunset region.

On his goals for his senior season: “Improve my game as much as I can. Work as hard as I possibly can on and off the field, and help my team as well. And last but not least, I want to help win another state championship.”

Favorite movie: “Gladiator” and “300.”

Scouts Inc. says: As a pass-rusher he displays the ability get his hips turned and get skinny. Does a good job of using his hands to club and swim. Displays the ability to get into a blocker and bull rush. His build allows him to get his hands up and make himself a tough target to throw around. Chaisson is a good player with continued physical upside. He needs to keep developing the small things in his game, but he has the tools to be a handful and make plays at the college level. He still has a ways to go, but as you watch him you can’t help but think this kid could develop into another Chris Long type.


Joshua Downs, Bastrop (La.)
6-2, 267 pounds

Junior accolades: Named first team all-state defensive tackle as a junior with 37 tackles, two sacks and one interception. Also named first team all-state offensive tackle as a sophomore.

On what he can improve: “I am explosive, aggressive and quick, but I would like to gain more strength and speed.”

Favorite football player: Booger McFarland.

Scouts Inc. says: A versatile big man, he projects to either defensive tackle or offensive guard. He is also a talented, disruptive defensive tackle who can be explosive and violent and reminds us of 2008 prospect Brandon Thompson. Most importantly, he has the motor to match his abilities.


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Dyron Dye, Seminole (Fla.)
6-4, 215 pounds

Junior accolades: 65 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles. Named first-team all-conference.

On his goals for his senior season: “My goal is 25 sacks, but I want to go for 30. Also get a 100 tackles.”

Favorite Food:“Anything my mom cooks, everything she cooks I eat.”

Scouts Inc. says: There is plenty to like about Dye as a defensive end prospect. He has a tall frame to add bulk, displays good speed to chase plays, and he is a physical defender. While these things are good qualities there is one thing that really stands out about this prospect and that is his get-off. Dye possesses one of the quickest get-offs in the 2009 class. Displays the ability on a consistent basis to fire off the ball and start moving before the man in front of him. Anytime you can get-off the ball that quickly you got a good chance of making plays and being disruptive.


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Melvin Fellows, Garfield Heights (Ohio)
6-4, 245 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 97 Tackles and nine sacks. Names All-League NOC.

Favorite food: Surf & turf.

Scouts Inc. says: Fellows is a tough dude to run at. A physical kid who punishes smaller blockers. There is not a ton of flash to his game, but he takes care of his business. Should be a tough run defender at the college level but is athletic enough to stay on the field in all situations and be productive.


Abry Jones, Northside High School (Warner Robins, Ga.)
6-3, 250 pounds

Junior accolades: 79 tackles 14 sacks 10 TFL 6 batted passes all middle Georgia all state team defensive player of the year on team.

Best skill: The ability to read players.

Favorite player: Randy Moss

Scouts Inc. says: Jones is one of the more versatile defensive linemen in this 2009 class. He has the physical tools to develop into a stout interior run defender as well as a disruptive edge rusher. He possesses great get-off and is deceptively quick playing down the line of scrimmage. He utilizes his good power and raw strength to jolt blockers back at the point of attack as well. Has the rare quickness to penetrate and the strength to bull-rush. Jones will most likely begin his college career at end, but he could grow into a tackle with added bulk or become a productive swing player.


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Antwan Lowery, Christopher Columbus High School (Miami)
6-4, 330 pounds

Junior accolades: He had 75 Tackles, 13 for loss with three sacks.

Best skill: Running sideline to sideline

Favorite player: Vince Wilfork

Scouts Inc. says: Lowery has a consistently exceptional get-off for a big man. His explosiveness allows him to get into opposing backfields and alter or blow up plays. Excels with his hands and can shed effectively. Against the pass he can simply beat his man off the ball to get in a quarterback’s face or get low and bull rush a blocker. With a nice blend of size and quickness, Lowery has the tools to be a good college defensive tackle that can make some plays.


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Demonte McAllister, Alonso High School (Tampa, Fla.)
6-3, 250 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 65 tackles, 10 sacks and 16 TFL. Was named first-team all-county and was named defensive player of the game three times. On goals for his senior season: “Give 200 percent in everything I do.”

Favorite Music: Lil Wayne

Scouts Inc. says: McAllister is extremely quick off the ball and because of that he can be an absolute terror in the trenches. He plays defensive tackle high school and with added bulk could project there in college, but will very likely end up at defensive end and could be a terror there. He can quickly get into the backfield and wreak havoc. This kid flies around and he is a versatile defender with the skills to really cause offenses problems.


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Jacobbi McDaniel, Madison County (Fla.)
6-0, 267 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 65 tackles, 30 of them for loss, and 19 sacks. Had 58 pancake blocks as an offensive guard. Named to All Big-Bend and 2A All-State teams.

On goals for his senior season: “As a team, I want all of us to come together and win one more state title (won the 2A title in 2007). Personally, I want to get better as a person on and off the field and put up similar or better stats than last year. You are never too good to work and keep getting better.”

Favorite Music: “T-Pain, because he is from Tallahassee and never forgot where he came from, Crunk music and also I am really getting closer to the Lord and I like listening to church music.”

Scouts Inc. says: Not the biggest but one talented football player. He is quick, smart and can be a terror when pulling and blocking on the move, but he’s even more effective on defense. A fun player to watch as he is a fine athlete for a big man.


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Sam Montgomery, Greenwood (S.C.)
6-4, 220 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 65 tackles (19 for loss) and 20 sacks. Named All-Region, All-Lakeland and All-State. Also All-Lakeland and All-Region basketball player.

On his goals for his senior season: “Win a state championship and to help as many guys on my team as I can to get D-I scholarships.”

Favorite movie: “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Scouts Inc. says: Despite playing only one year of football, he looks to be a natural. He has wonderful athleticism but also does the little things. His get-off and long arms could make him a menace off the edge. Has a ton of potential.


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Craig Roh, Chaparral (Ariz.)
6-foot-4, 225 pounds

Junior accolades: Made 99 tackles (48 for loss), 15.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. Named first team all-state by coaches, Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune. Sports a 4.3 grade point average.
On goals for his senior season: “Win a state championship; we have reached the semifinals my last two years. Personally, I want 20 sacks; to be named all-Arizona; to be the leader of the defense; get quicker, stronger and faster; and maintain my 4.3 GPA.”
Favorite movies: “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Favorite musical artist: Mozart.
Scouts Inc. says: A well-rounded defensive end prospect with good mental and physical intangibles. He gets off the ball quickly and does a good job shooting his hands and creating separation at the point of attack. Equally impressive chasing plays down from the backside with his good speed. He combines good quickness and hand technique getting around blockers and to the quarterback as a pass-rusher. Roh is only going to get bigger and stronger at the next level and has some of the better upside in this defensive end class.


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Eric Fields, Northside (Ga.)
6-1, 210 pounds

On goals for next season: “We want to shock everyone in 5A. I think we are capable of winning another state championship. My goal is to get over 100 tackles and at least nine sacks.”

On his strengths: “I’m very physical. I love contact.”

Favorite school subject: Language arts.

Scouts Inc. says: Can run and hit as good as any outside linebacker in this class. Aside from lacking great size, he is your prototypical outside linebacker prospect. He possesses great sideline-to-sideline range, is very athletic in space and can wreak havoc attacking on the perimeter. He covers a lot of ground with his great speed, proper pursuit angles and excellent closing acceleration. Will need some added size and strength, but his fast-twitched athleticism and smooth movement skills are rare natural gifts.


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Jelani Jenkins, Wheaton (Md.)
6-1, 205 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 1,014 total yards as a running back and seven tackles per game as a hard-hitting defender.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to get 100 tackles and force five turnovers on defense. On offense, I want to rush for over 1,500 yards. ”

Favorite movie: “16 Blocks”

Scouts Inc. says: A tough, rangy, fast-twitched linebacker prospect who plays fast and physical on every snap and possesses tremendous upside when projecting for the next level. He is just a pup, and his long frame should fill out very well in college while retaining his great range and natural explosiveness in space. Jenkins’ ability to make plays in space and stack the run between the tackles are highly coveted as an OLB prospect.


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Ronnell Lewis, Dewar (Okla.)
6-foot-2, 225 pounds

Goals for senior season: “To win a district and state title as a team. If we can accomplish this task, I’m sure my personal goals will take care of themselves. I would like to rush for more than 2,000 yards and score 5 defensive touchdowns along the way. I would also like to establish myself as a vocal leader who gets people in the position they need to be in.”

On why he picked Oklahoma: “Because they are the No. 1 team in the country. They are a class act from the field to the university as a whole. I feel like the University of Oklahoma gives me the best opportunity to be successful both on and off the field.”

Favorite football player: Adrian Peterson.

Scouts Inc. says: A hidden gem in Oklahoma, he may play small-time football but is a big-time talent when projecting as a college outside linebacker. He flashes rare athleticism for his size. Has great speed, range and agility for a 225-pound linebacker and sought-after intensity pursuing the football. All the physical tools are there to polish up and his best football is still ahead of him.


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Dexter Moody, Emanuel County Institute (Ga.)
6-2, 215 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 76 tackles and 13 sacks.

On why he committed to Georgia: “I enjoyed my visit with high school teammate Washaun Ealey, who also committed to Georgia.”

Favorite TV show: “SportsCenter.”

Scouts Inc. says: Has some of the best upside we have seen in a defensive prospect in the past few classes. Young for his age, this pup should develop into an outstanding college linebacker with his natural physical gifts. Flashes the speed and great closing burst to chase plays down from the backside and is difficult to seal and reach on the frontside with his long, strong hands and quickness slipping blocks. Moody should provide good scheme versatility at the next level with his ability to set the edge against the run and provide pressure as a pass-rusher.


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Petey Smith, Seffner-Armwood (Fla.)
6-0, 240 pounds

Junior accolades: Injured and missed more than half the season but still collected over 70 tackles and three sacks. All-State and All-Suncoast as a sophomore.

On his strength as a football players: “Reading the play and quickness to the ball. My tackling as well.”

Favorite football player: Ray Lewis

Scouts Inc. says: Simply put, Smith is a dominate inside run stopper at the high school level. He possesses superior size and strength and steps down fast when filling his inside rush lanes. Very explosive at the point of attack: fills with a wide base and knocks blockers upright with great force. He plays fast and physical on every snap and is ready to make the jump to the next level. Needs to add some flexibility to his game, but is a very athletic 245-pound middle linebacker with a great nose for the football.


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Manti Te’o, Punahou (Hawaii)
6-2, 230 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 99 tackles while rushing for more than 400 yards. Named All-State, Hawaii Defensive Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year in Hawaii.

On goals for his senior season: “Win a state championship. We won one at Punahou when I was a freshman, but I have never personally been part of one.”

Favorite musical artist: Toa.

Scouts Inc. says: A man amongst boys on film; it’s very difficult to find any physical weaknesses in this kid’s game at outside linebacker. He plays fast, physical and with great intensity on every snap. Shows great power and strength inside and excels attacking off the perimeter with his great burst and closing quickness. Has all the measurables to develop into an outstanding strongside or inside linebacker at the next level.


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Frankie Telfort, Gulliver Prep (Fla.)
5-11, 194 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded more than 60 tackles and had four forced fumbles in just six games.

On his best skill: “My speed and my knowledge of the game are good. I need to get off blocks better and you can always improve your speed.”

Favorite movie: “American Gangster.”

Scouts Inc. says: Emerged as one of the top linebackers in the state of Florida for 2009 despite playing only six games as a junior. He lacks great size, but has a rangy, tapered body and should be able to add bulk without losing much quickness. Very explosive and attacks ball carriers with a rare burst in space. He is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker with great range and a knack for making the big hit. Outstanding special teams potential only enhances his upside.


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Tom Wort, New Braunfels (Texas)
6-1, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: Wort had 213 tackles (118 solo, 95 assists), 13 tackles for a loss, four sacks and three interceptions — one of which was returned for a TD. He was named District MVP, Comal County MVP, All-Greater San Antonio Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state.

On his best skill: “My ability to get from sideline to sideline and make good contact when i get to the ball.”

Favorite movie: “300.”

Scouts Inc. says: Wort is arguably the best pure hitter in this class, and his explosiveness and acceleration in space are very rare. A true sideline-to-sideline guy and a kid who should create havoc on the perimeter at the next level with his great closing speed. Productive between the tackles flashing a great burst from the backside hitting the run seam inside-out making plays on or behind the line of scrimmage; type of defender that needs to be blocked on every play. An excellent tackler, Wort runs through ball carriers and explodes on his final steps of contact generating the force of a 240-pound ‘backer. On film, you love his great motor, energy and toughness as a linebacker prospect; not afraid to sell-out his body on any given play.


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C.J. Barnett, Northmont (Ohio)
6-1, 175 pounds

Junior accolades: 60 tackles; 3 interceptions; 1 forced fumble; 2 fumble recoveries; first team all conference, first team Southwest Ohio.

On his best skill: “My best skill as a football player is my competitiveness. I love to win but hate to lose even more. I will do anything to get the victory.”

Favorite movie: “300.”

Scouts Inc. says: A very versatile corner, Barnett has impressive size and physicality while still showing the hip fluidity needed to mirror quicker ball carriers in space. He fills hard and quickly on perimeter run and pass support with explosive plant and drive skill. He does a great job setting the edge and forcing the run inside with his strong frame. Barnett is an aggressive, collision tackler who sells out his body for the big hit. Barnett possesses great skills in zone coverage schemes and has the size to match up on the perimeter versus today’s bigger college receivers.


Ricardo Dixon, Hallandale (Fla.)
5-10, 168 pounds

On his strengths and what he needs to improve: “My best strengths are my quickness, my jamming of the receiver, my cover skills, my make-up speed, my agility and my hip-work and footwork. The areas I need to work on are my size — I need to pick up more weight — and this habit that I have to peek in the backfield every now and then.”

Favorite player: “Hands down Devin Hester. He just has fluid movement and flat out speed.”

Scouts Inc. says: A technically-sound, gifted athlete with the foot quickness, hips and recovery speed to develop into a great cover corner at the next level. He lacks ideal size but is very fluid and smooth in all of his movement skills, mirroring receivers tightly in and out of their breaks. Good transitional quickness and great vertical speed turning and running with faster receivers. Dixon will bring impressive skills in the return game to the next level as well.


Darrell Givens, Lackey (Md.)
6-0, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 82 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass deflections and four forced fumbles. Named All-County and All-State.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to win states; we lost in the semifinals last year. Personally, I want to increase my interception total.”

Favorite football player: DeAngelo Hall.

Scouts Inc. says: One of the better instinctive, athletic corners in this class. He possesses good size with his tall, rangy frame and knows how to utilize it on the field. Needs a bit of polish but the physical tools and natural instincts are there to mold into a great all-around corner at the next level.


Travis Hawkins, Quince Orchard (Md.)
5-10, 181 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 407 yards and five touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 750 yards and eight touchdowns.
On goals for his senior season: “Winning another state title and just doing well in all my classes so I can leave high school on a good foot and make my mother proud since I’ll be the first one in my family to ever go to college.
Favorite musical artist: T.I.
Scouts Inc. says: Hawkins blends great athleticism, physicality and instincts in the secondary; a DB consistently around the ball making plays. He is a high-impact hitter who looks to separate the ball from the receiver. Very versatile defender in coverage; he soundly tracks the deep throw and closes with great burst in underneath zone schemes. Strong tackler and his good range, ball skills and toughness could make strong safety a possibility with continued physical development.


Prince Kent, Norcross (Ga.)
6-2, 193 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 59 tackles (two for loss) and five pass breakups.

On goals for his senior season: “To become a leader and improve my stats and overall play. Team-wise, I want us to go from being the underdog to winning states.”

Favorite movie: “Superbad.”

Scouts Inc. says: A rare cornerback prospect with exceptional size and skills at the position. He is tall, very high-cut and rangy but possesses great transitional quickness and is very smooth in all of his movements. Is well-balanced, providing great range on both run and pass support. Great size, athleticism and competitiveness make it difficult to throw jump ball or fade routes on him; should develop into an excellent red zone defender at the next level.


Greg Reid, Lowndes (Ga.)
5-9, 175 pounds

Junior accolades: Picked off seven passes on defense, rushed for 989 yards on offense and had three returns for touchdowns on special teams.

On why he chose Florida: “I love the tradition.”

Favorite food: Mac and cheese.

Scouts Inc. says: Reid might step on campus without a set position, but it won’t take too long for him to step on the field and make an impact. He is an explosive, fast-twitched athlete with great speed and rare initial burst in the short area. On offense, he is a very sudden, decisive runner who reaches top speed within steps. On defense, he utilizes his elite closing burst and anticipation skills to close extremely quick, jumping underneath routes and breaking under the ball on deep throws. Special teams play puts Reid on another level; one of the better athletes in this class.


Branden Smith, Booker T. Washington (Ga.)
5-11, 170 pounds

Junior accolades: Named Chick-Fil-A Student Athlete of the Month. Also an outstanding track runner.
On goals for his senior season: Right now its to be the top corner in the state of Georgia and in the nation and to have a lot of interceptions and big hits. Also I want to run back every kickoff and punt kicked to me. Team-wise, I want to be a team leader and to just win games. At the end of the season to get a ring by being the state champs.
Favorite food: Hot wings.
Scouts Inc. says: An electrifying athlete with the skills and outstanding play-speed to excel in all three phases of the game in college. One of the faster skill players in this class, he flashes great recovery speed, burst and man-to-man skills at corner. His outstanding return ability should get him on the field early in college.


Steve Williams, Skyline (Dallas)
5-10, 165 pounds

On his goals for next season: “My goal is to help my team win anyway I can. Personally, I’m gunning for 70 tackles, five interceptions and 15 breakups.”

Favorite player: Reggie Bush.

Favorite musical artist: Cassidy.

Scouts Inc. says: A top cover corner in this class despite his shorter frame. He has great stop-start skill and foot quickness shadowing receivers off the line and out of their breaks. Smooth hips, turns and transitional quickness turning and running with receivers on vertical routes. Williams still looks to have some physical developing to do and possesses the skills and quick-twitched athleticism to develop into a great cover corner at the next level.


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Ray Ray Armstrong, Seminole (Fla.)
6-4, 215 pounds

Junior accolades: Averaged more than 100 yards passing and rushing per game.

On his best skill: “I’m a very smart and aggressive player, and I’m working on getting faster.”

Favorite musical artists: Lil Wayne and Webbie.

Scouts Inc. says: Armstrong is possibly the best overall athlete in this class in relation to his size and has the versatility to play just about any skill position on either side of the ball. He’s big, smooth, sturdy and explosive.


Isaiah Bell, Youngstown Liberty (Ohio)
6-2, 200 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 49 tackles and four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Named first team all-conference in football and basketball.

On his commitment to Michigan: “I like the coaching staff, especially Coach Rodriquez and Coach Gibson.”

Favorite food: “My grandmas ‘dirt’ dessert with Oreos, whip cream and other stuff.”

Scouts Inc. says: Some of the better upside in this 2009 defensive class and is a real playmaker. He excels at safety with his long, rangy body and good speed covering and roaming as a high-point player. He could easily develop into an outside linebacker with his great frame for continued physical development and competitiveness on the football field. He shows great ball skills and instincts covering his deep zone and is just as impressive breaking quickly on underneath routes with great burst. Good open-field tackler and is just very flexible with good agility for his size. Bell should excel on special teams as well in college.


Devonte Holloman, South Pointe (S.C.)
6-2, 205 pounds

Junior accolades: Compiled 50 tackles on defense while also playing quarterback. First Team All-Conference and All-State.

Scouts Inc. says: A tall, rangy athlete who can be an outstanding pass-defender and provide solid run support. Shows athleticism by high-pointing the football when going up for the interception, demonstrates physical toughness when tackling and has the size to punish the ball carrier or receiver.


Damario Jeffery, Columbia (S.C.)
6-3, 217 pounds

Junior accolades: Recorded 109 Tackles and four sacks.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to win a South Carolina state championship and try to get more tackles.”

Favorite football player: Champ Bailey.

Scouts Inc. says: An extremely versatile athlete who really stands out on defense. Loves contact and does a great job of driving his legs and exploding through ball carriers. Great body control for his size, and can turn the hips and change direction without losing speed. Jeffery possesses good coverage skills, range and is a force on run support; a potential difference-maker in college.


Craig Loston, Eisenhower (Texas)
6-2, 193 pounds

Junior accolades: Had 67 solo tackles, 23 assists and three interceptions while amassing 847 receiving yards on offense. Named First Team All-State.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to lead the league in interceptions and become a first team All-American along with leading my team to the league championship.”

Favorite hobby: “I really like drama and have been involved in school plays.”

Scouts Inc. says: Loston could be one of the most athletic triple threats in the 2009 class. Shows versatility by playing safety, wide receiver and being a return specialist. Possesses tremendous closing speed and covers a lot of ground in zone pass coverage. Athletic enough to also play a receiver man-to-man while displaying tremendous catch-up speed and change of direction.


Darren Myles Jr., Carver (Atlanta)
6-2, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: On defense, recorded 60 tackles, six interceptions, 15 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, 1 blocked FG and 1 punt for 45 yds On offense, caught 25 passes for 250 yds and three touchdowns, rushed for seven touchdowns, and threw two touchdown passes

On goals for his senior season: He hopes to get 12 interceptions, 100 tackles, first-team all-state and first-team All-American honors.

Favorite Movie: “Remember The Titans”

Scouts Inc. says: This athletic superman never is on the bench and at about 6-1 is physically impressive. He can play safety, wide receiver and quarterback and is equally as dangerous to the opposition at all three positions, but most impressive — he can play corner.


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CJ Barnett , Northmont Ohio
5-10, 178 pounds

Junior accolades: 60 tackles; 3 interceptions; 1 forced fumble; 2 fumble recoveries; first team all conference, first team Southwest Ohio.

On his best skill: “My best skill as a football player is my competitiveness. I love to win but hate to lose even more. I will do anything to get the victory.”

Favorite movie: “300.”

Scouts Inc. says: A very versatile corner, Barnett has impressive size and physicality while still showing the hip fluidity needed to mirror quicker ball carriers in space. He fills hard and quickly on perimeter run and pass support with explosive plant and drive skill. He does a great job setting the edge and forcing the run inside with his strong frame. Barnett is an aggressive, collision tackler who sells out his body for the big hit. Barnett possesses great skills in zone coverage schemes and has the size to match up on the perimeter versus today’s bigger college receivers.


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Michael Campanaro , River Hill (Md.)
5-10, 178 pounds

Junior accolades: 36 Total TD’s: 29 Rushing, 3 REC, 2 PR, 2 INT; 1848 Yards Rushing: 258 Rec Yards, 60 Tackles 6 INT’s; Player Of The Year, First team all state.

On his best skill: “Being Patient and setting up my blocks”

Favorite movie: “Waterboy”

Scouts Inc. says: Campanaro is just a great “football player” with sought-after versatility, toughness and athleticism. Could get recruited at a number of different positions at the next level. He is a shifty back with good lateral quickness, balance and downhill acceleration when he finds a seam. When employed at receiver he displays great hands and polished receiving skills; can create mismatches in space with his quickness or stretch the field with his competitive vertical speed. Return skills only add to his upside as a prospect.


Andre DeBose, Seminole (Fla.)
6-0, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: Rushed for 712 yards and had 300 receiving yards.

On goals for his senior season: “I want to rush for more than 500 yards and have an undefeated season.”

Favorite movie: “Dumb and Dumber.”

Scouts Inc. says: This kid is a special athlete who, when he gets polished up, as a wide receiver could become a game-breaker with the ball in his hands at the next level. Has good size and lean bulk. A wonderful combination of speed, quickness and acceleration, he has huge upside as a field-position changer as a return man.


Stephon Gilmore, South Point (S.C.)
6-1, 180 pounds

Junior accolades: Passed for 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns as his team’s quarterback. Named First Team All-Region and All-State.

On goals for his senior season: “Individually, I would like to repeat as an all-state player and lead my team to the state championship. I want to excel on both sides of the ball.”

Favorite player: “One of my real heroes is Devin Hester; he plays with great intensity and is a big play-maker.”

Scouts Inc. says: An extremely smooth, fast, rangy athlete who has the chance to really excel at the next level. Is instinctive and always around the ball on defense and is a big play-maker as a quarterback on offense. Shows toughness on both sides of the ball and has the speed to go with his flexibility and athleticism.


Victor Marc, Hallandale (Fla.)
6-0, 210 pounds

Junior accolades: At Doctor Krop, combined to rush and throw for more than 1,500 yards.

On goals for his senior season: “Win states, distribute the ball more and become a better leader.”

Favorite musical artist: Kanye West.

Scouts Inc. says: A tremendous athlete who shines as a dual-threat quarterback but could be a potential difference-maker as a college running back. He is a rugged, sturdy-built player who also possesses smooth, fluid change-of-direction skills for a player his size. Football comes pretty naturally for him, and he definitely has some big-play ability when projecting for the next level.


Jamal Reid, Lafayette (Fla.)
6-0, 175 pounds

Junior accolades: Caught 42 passes for 1,013 yards and 15 touchdowns. On defense, he intercepted nine passes, returning three of them for touchdowns. Named first team all-state in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
On goals for his senior season: “I want to be a leader and lead my team to a state championship.”
Favorite football player: Adrian Peterson.
Scouts Inc. says: May be one of the best kept secrets in the country. He plays in a lower division in Florida, but whether it’s as a wide receiver, defensive back or return specialist, he is simply a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Although not overly explosive, he flashes great top-end speed, is smooth and fluid in all of his movement skills and has some of the better ball skills in this entire class. Reid would be a big-time playmaker on any level and should continue to see his recruiting stock soar.


Chris Thompson, Madison County (Fla.)
5-8, 175 pounds

Junior accolades: Florida Varsity Offensive Player of the year, first team all-state. In 2007, Thompson had 2,200 yards rushing and 33 TDs.

Why Florida State: “I love the fact that Jimbo Fisher plays guys that makes plays and finds a way to get them the ball.”

Favorite player: Reggie Bush.

Scouts Inc. says: An excellent scat-back prospect and could develop into a great offensive weapon at the next level. Lacks great size but is wiry and deceptively strong. What separates him from other talented scat-backs is his outstanding receiving skills out of the backfield and in the slot. Possesses great hands, concentration and knows how to high-point the football.

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