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Recruiting 2011 - The 2007 5-Stars No. 21-30
USC QB Aaron Corp
USC QB Aaron Corp
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. 21 to 30.

Recruiting 2011 - 2007 Lookback

The 5-Star Recruits ... 21-30

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 
30. DT Dre Jones , Texas
A candidate for the biggest collapse of this class, Jones never played a down in Austin. Shortly after his arrival, he was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and booted from the program. He transferred to UTEP, but tore three knee ligaments during a car accident and never suited up for the Miners either. He was last seen trying to pick up the pieces at Navarro (Tex.) College.
Worth the Hype? Nope

29. OG Chris Jacobson, Pittsburgh
Although Jacobson has been a late bloomer at this level, he still has one more season to give something back to the school that recruited him so hard. Injuries basically shut him down for the first two years, but he’s battled back, playing well on the left side a year ago. The Panthers’ most tenacious and intimidating blocker, he hopes to be a cornerstone up front in 2011.
Worth the Hype? Not yet

28. OT Ryan Miller, Colorado
There’s no doubt that Miller has a bright future. Now, he just needs to deliver the kind of breakthrough final season that can be parlayed into a hefty NFL signing bonus in 2012. Playing some tackle and guard since arriving , the 6-8, 310-pounder has earned All-Big 12 honorable mention in each of the last two seasons, and now plans on making his mark in the Pac-12. r /> Worth the Hype? Sort of

27. WR Deonte Thompson, Florida
After four years, Thompson’s biggest headline came after an inadvertent diss of Tim Tebow last spring. A serviceable player, with one year of eligibility remaining, he’s hardly approached his immense physical ability and straight-line speed. An occasional starter and last year’s leading receiver, he has 80 career receptions for 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns, going over 100 yards just one time.
Worth the Hype?
Not quite

26. RB Noel Devine, West Virginia
A disappointing, injury-filled finale can’t detract from all that Devine meant to the Mountaineers over the last four seasons. During his stay in Morgantown, he was one of the nation’s most electrifying backs, using his speed and diminutive frame to zip through holes and bust into the secondary. He finished his West Virginia career with 4,315 yards rushing, 98 receptions, and 31 touchdowns.
Worth the Hype? Yes

25. QB Aaron Corp, USC
Corp still has one more season left, but it’ll be spent as a Spider instead of a Trojan. Buried behind Matt Barkley, he transferred from USC to Richmond over a year ago in a quest for more playing time. He was the starter in the first five games, playing sporadically, before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Expected to be back at full-strength for 2011, he has visions of a strong finish and a shot at playing in the NFL.
Worth the Hype? Nope

24. WR Ronald Johnson, USC
After getting out of the blocks slowly, Johnson learned how to harness his speed and hone his game, becoming one of the Pac-10’s most dangerous players. Also a threat on special teams, he was No. 2 in the league in punt return average a year ago. A classic field-stretcher, he turned his 138 career grabs into 1,750 yards and 20 touchdown receptions.
Worth the Hype? Yes

23. S Eugene Clifford, Ohio State
Clifford emerged as a quality defensive back, but Tennessee State enjoyed him for far longer than the Buckeyes did. Off-field problems forced him out of Columbus after one season as a regular, allowing him to get his act together and regroup in Nashville. For three seasons, he excelled with the Tigers, earning FCS All-American honors and blazing a path that’s going to take him to the NFL.
Worth the Hype? Sort of

22. LB Chris Donald, Tennessee
Unable to break through and earn playing time in Knoxville, Donald chose to transfer to Tennessee-Chattanooga a little over a year ago. Playing against a lower level of competition, he had a successful debut as a Moccasin, making 47 tackles, 12.5 stops for loss, and 7.5 sacks. He still has one season of eligibility remaining with the program.
Worth the Hype? Nope

21. LB Martez Wilson, Illinois
Although the Illini was left wanting more from Wilson, he did emerge as a legitimate five-star player before leaving Champaign with a year remaining. After missing 2009 with a herniated disc in his neck, he erupted as a junior, turning a team-high 112 tackles, 11.5 stops for loss, and four sacks into a spot on the All-Big Ten second team. He has the size and open field tackling skills to make it big at the next level.
Worth the Hype? Yes 

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