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Recruiting 2011 - The 2007 5-Stars No. 31-40
Texas QB/WR John Chiles
Texas QB/WR John Chiles
Posted Jan 27, 2011

Rich Cirminiello takes a look back at the Top 50 prospects from 2007 and judges whether or not they worked out. ... No. 31 to 40.

Recruiting 2011 - 2007 Lookback

The 5-Star Recruits ... 31-40

By Richard Cirminiello 

The 2007 5-Star Prospects. Were They Worth It?

- 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 2007 CFN Recruiting 
40. S Major Wright, Florida
From Wright, the Gators got three solid seasons as a starter from the local product. He was a thick and physical run defender, even if it didn’t translate into All-SEC recognition while in Gainesville. After giving up his final year of eligibility at Florida, he was selected in the third round by the Chicago Bears, getting an increased role as his first season progressed.
Worth the Hype? Sort of

39. DE Justin Trattou, Florida
Trattou is the kind of player every program loves having in a locker room. A hard worker and leader by example, he brings it on every down. However, five-star? A starter in 31 games, he never rose to All-SEC level and had problems getting to the quarterback with any consistency. Despite playing in 52 games, he only bagged 8.5 career sacks.
Worth the Hype? Not quite

38. OT Joseph Barksdale, LSU
A dominant defensive tackle out of Detroit, Barksdale found a home on offense in Baton Rouge. A three-year starter at tackle, he shifted to the left side in 2010 and earned a spot on the All-SEC second team. A huge blocker with long arms, he’s working to become one of the top offensive linemen selected in April’s NFL Draft.
Worth the Hype? Sort of

37. OT Martin Coleman, USC
A rugby player on the Tongan island of Vavau, Coleman looked like the type of athlete, whose best days were ahead of him. Lingering injuries, though, mainly to his ankles, have kept the Trojans from ever locating his full potential. He’s played briefly over the past four seasons, but will have a shot for a promotion in 2011, especially with starting RT Tyron Smith leaving school early to enter April’s draft.
Worth the Hype? Nope

36. WR John Chiles, Texas
Chiles arrived from Dallas with dreams of playing quarterback, permanently switched to wide receiver in 2009, and settled in as a role player at Texas. A four-time letterman with the Longhorns, he caught 63 passes over the last two seasons for 737 yards and four touchdowns. He’s a nifty all-around athlete, who’s still hoping that his playing career isn’t over.
Worth the Hype? Nope

35. RB Caleb King , Georgia
The classic million-dollar legs with the 10-cent head, King has made more headlines away from the field than on it. There have been brief flashes, such as the 2009 Georgia Tech game, but they’ve been too scarce for the former Georgia Player of the Year. Take his junior year as a microcosm. He missed five games for three different reasons, two with an injury, two due to suspension for failing to appear in court, and the bowl game for academics. He has one year left and is rapidly running out of chances.
Worth the Hype? Not yet

34. QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
Every bit as good as the Hokies had hoped, Taylor shared the job as a rookie and then took over full-time as a sophomore. He led the program to league championships in 2008 and 2010, winning ACC Player of the year last fall. He also set all kinds of school career records, including total offense, passing yards, rushing yards by a quarterback, wins, rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, and touchdown passes in a season.
Worth the Hype? Yes

33. CB Curtis Brown, Texas
Brown was a four-year letterman, who really came on in the second half of his stay in Austin. He started each of his final two seasons, earning All-Big 12 recognition at the conclusion of both years. For his career, he broke up 32 passes and made enough of an impression on NFL scouts to get invitations to the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine in Indianapolis at the end of February.
Worth the Hype? Yes

32. S Marshall Jones, USC
Slowed by injuries throughout his career, Jones has yet to have more than a nominal impact on the Trojan D. He made his first starts last November, finishing his junior year with 35 tackles, 2.5 stops for loss, and a pick. He did get a medical waiver after missing most of 2009 with a neck injury, meaning he still has one more season of eligibility left at USC.
Worth the Hype? Nope

31. DE Ben Martin , Tennessee
This past season was supposed to be the breakout year for Martin in Knoxville, but fate got in the way. He tore his Achilles’ tendon in summer camp and never suited up for the Volunteers. He’ll return in 2011 looking to build on his only season as a starter, 2009, in which he collected 38 tackles, 4.5 stops for loss, and 3.5 sacks.
Worth the Hype? Not yet 

The 2007 5-Star Prospects. Were They Worth It?

- 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 2007 CFN Recruiting

CFN Top Prospects for 2011
- No. 1 to 50 | No. 51 to 100 | No. 101 to 150
- No. 151 to 200No. 201 to 250 | No. 251 to 300
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers
- Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards & Centers 
- Def. Ends | Def. Tackles | Linebackers | Corners | Safeties 
- 2009 CFN Top 150 | 2010 CFN Top 200