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Recruiting 2011 - The 2007 5-Stars No. 11-20
Michigan QB Ryan Mallett
Michigan QB Ryan Mallett
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. 11 to 20.

Recruiting 2011 - 2007 Lookback

The 5-Star Recruits ... 11-20

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 
20. DT Torrey Davis, Florida
While Davis’ talent as a run-stuffer was never too far from the surface, he wasn’t a good fit for college life. Perpetually in trouble, he and the school parted ways after just two seasons and a handful of tackles together. He spent one year at Jacksonville State before turning pro and signing a free agent contract and later being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Worth the Hype?

19. G James Wilson, Florida
Four years after being one of the nation’s top-rated prep linemen, Wilson has started just five games for the Gators. Injuries have been a major issue, including a knee problem that sidelined him for nine consecutive games in 2010. With one season left in Gainesville, he’s hoping to become one of the veteran leaders of a line that’s losing four seniors to graduation.
Worth the Hype? Nope

18. OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
A surprise when he decided to attend college close to home, Davis goes down as one of the most decorated linemen in Scarlet Knight history. A three-year starter in Piscataway, he earned All-Big East honors twice and was selected No. 11 overall by the San Francisco 49ers after skipping his final year of eligibility. Already a starter for the , he has a tremendous future ahead of him.
Worth the Hype? Yes

17. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
That Benn’s numbers never matched his talent in Champaign had more to do with suspect quarterback play than anything else. Still, he wound up catching 159 passes for 2,221 yards and seven scores, while contributing as a kick returner. The second round selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010, he debuted by catching 25 balls for 395 yards and two scores a year ago.
Worth the Hype? Yes

16. RB Marc Tyler, USC
Whether it was injuries or the perpetual logjam in the Trojan backfield, it took Tyler more than three years to earn a feature role on offense. The team’s leading rusher in 2010, he ran for 913 yards and nine scores, going over 100 yards versus Hawaii, Arizona State, and Arizona. He’s looking to build on his junior season, while attracting the attention of NFL scouts, who are sure to like his bruising, north-south style of running.
Worth the Hype? Not yet

15. QB Ryan Mallett, Michigan
 While he took an unconventional route, Fayetteville by way of Ann Arbor, Mallett still managed to become one of the nation’s most feared dropback passers. A poor fit for Rich Rodriguez at Michigan, he was a godsend for Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, throwing for more than 7,500 yards and 62 touchdowns in two seasons. After giving up his last season of eligibility, he has first round potential in April’s draft.
Worth the Hype? Yes ... for Arkansas

14. S Eric Berry, Tennessee
A strong candidate for MVP of this class, Berry enjoyed a brilliant, three-year career in Knoxville. The safety with the big-play ability of a cornerback started every game of his tenure, picking off 14 passes and making 241 tackles. A two-time All-American and three-time All-SEC selection, he became the highest-paid safety in NFL history after the Kansas City Chiefs nabbed him with the fifth overall selection in 2010.
Worth the Hype? Yes

13. S Chad Jones, LSU
Looked like linebacker. Played like safety. An immense physical talent, who excelled in football and baseball in Baton Rouge, Jones peaked as a junior in 2009, earning second team All-SEC honors. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, it was his final year as an amateur, as he opted to turn pro early. A third round choice of the New York Giants, his athletic career was compromised after suffering a nasty broken leg and ankle in a June car wreck.
Worth the Hype? Yes

12. LB Lorenzo Edwards, Florida
Edwards was a five-star recruit, who wound up having a two-star career in Gainesville. Little more than a defensive reserve and a special teams contributor, he never made more than 27 tackles in a season or started a game. He did earn a couple of letters and the respect of younger teammates, who valued his experience and veteran leadership over the past couple of seasons.
Worth the Hype? Nope

11. LB J’Courtney Williams, Virginia
About 14 months after signing day, Williams’ Cavalier career was over. Off-field problems, namely credit card theft, made him too hot for the Virginia brass to handle. After Charlottesville, he made a stop at El Camino (Calif.) College in order to turn his life around. Rumors of his arrival at Liberty University in 2010 ended up being in accurate, another stumbling block in a career that veered way off path.
Worth the Hype? Nope 

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