SEC East Recruiting Rankings
Recruiting 2011 |
Recruiting 2010 |
CFN Top Prospects for 2011
to 50 | No. 51
to 100 | No. 101 to 150
to 200 | No. 201
to 250 | No. 251
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2010 SEC Recruiting Rankings
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive tackle. The dream class should change around Georgia football over the next several years with superstar prospects like QB Christian LeMay, RB Isaiah Crowell, and DE Ray Drew all with the potential to be major national figures, but for all the flash for the offense and for all the good things done in the secondary, the key should be on the offensive front with rock-solid prospects for the interior in David Andrews and Chris Mayes, and top tackles in Watts Dantzler, Zach DeBell, and Xzavier Ward to bank on by 2014 to provide next-level talent on the outside.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 16. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The lines. After
signing a ton of skill players last season, Georgia
needed the building blocks this year. The team's
best recruit was Alec Ogletree, a guided missile of
a linebacker who was the key to the defensive haul
several months ago. Up front, head coach Mark Richt
inked Brent Benedict out of Jacksonville, one of the
nation's top tackle recruits, and also got the very
promising Kenarious Gates. On the defensive side,
Garrison Smith spurned Alabama, Florida State,
Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC to be the
leader of the Dawg line in the near future. T.J.
Stripling will be a terror on the end after hitting
the weighs and adding at least 25 pounds, while
Michael Thornton is a ready-made tackle who's good
enough to see time right away.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 10. That Class Was
Heavy On ... skill players. This isn’t a big class, but it’s a class full of talent with a few top-shelf skill players looking to be the next big thing now with Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno gone. Aaron Murray is the receiver to combine with A.J. Green to potentially give the Dawgs the SEC’s best 1-2 receiving punch, while QBs Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger should wage an interesting battle for the starting spot in the near future. Only one running back, Washaun Ealey, signed on, but he’s a good one.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive linemen. Derek Dooley did a tremendous job with a class that might bring Tennessee back to the level that everyone has been waiting for. JUCO transfer safety Byron Moore will be used right away, JUCO transfer defensive tackle Maurice Couch will step inside instantly, and linebacker A.J. Johnson is a stud, but the key to the class is the bulking up on the offensive line with two Signing Day pickups in Cameron Clear and Antonio Richardson. Clear needs a while to bulk up, but the athleticism is there to be special. 6-5, 290-pound Kyler Kerbyson is ready soon, and guards Marcus Jackson and Alan Posey are promising.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 11. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The passing game.
The defense was hardly ignored in Derek Dooley's
first class with three excellent linemen in JUCO
transfer DT John Brown and ends Jacques Smith, and
Corey Miller all good enough to see time right away.
JUCO transfer Dave Clark needs to play a big role
this year at one corner, while JaWaun James might be
the SEC's best recruit for the O line. Before
leaving, Lane Kiffin made a big deal out of securing
the quarterbacks, and Dooley kept them around with
Tyler Bray, a very big, very talented passer to go
along with Nash Nance and JUCO transfer Matt Simms.
Simms will be expected to compete for the starting
job this offseason. Four terrific receivers were
signed with Da'Rick Rogers, Justin Hunter, and Matt
Milton all with next level skills.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 20. That Class Was
Heavy On ... defensive backs. The defensive line got a big boost with Jonathan Hollins and Rae Sykes likely to provide immediate help on the end, and the linebackers are strong with Jerod Askew with all the skills to be special. The secondary got the most help with six defensive backs, and they’re all fantastic. Safety Darren Myles might be the best prospect of the group, while Nyshier Oliver and corners Janzen Jackson, Mike Edwards, Eric Gordon and Marsalis Teague all have the potential to be stars.
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The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … the secondary.
Getting Jadeveon Clowney is the crown jewel, but he's hardly the only
key part of the class. While there are big-time stars all across the board, led by top offensive tackle Brandon Shell, running back Shon Carson, and lightning fast receiver Damiere Byrd, the secondary got the most help with several terrific prospects including safety Sheldon Royster, who might be thrown on the field right away, and Brison Williams, who’s ready-made to make an instant impact after spending last year at Fork Union Military Academy. Throw in corners Ahmad Christian and Ronnie Martin, the defensive backfield that struggled so much last year should be better soon.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 28. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Marcus Lattimore.
Steve Spurrier focused mostly on the secondary with
five defensive back prospects signed who need to
develop quickly. There isn't a star of the lot, but
Victor Hampton with his tremendous speed comes
close. The passing game got a little help with QB
Connor Shaw and a few decent receivers including Ace
Sanders, a 5-7 speedster, but the entire class, and
especially the offense, revolves around Lattimore,
Scout.com's No. 1 ranked back. The 6-0, 207 pounder
picked the Gamecocks over Auburn, Florida State, and
Georgia, among others, and he'll be the centerpiece
of the Spurrier offense very, very soon.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 9. That Class Was
Heavy On ... linebacker. The Gamecocks loaded up at wide receiver with Alshon Jeffrey and Lamar Scruggs excellent prospects, and the safeties are tremendous with Stephon Gilmore and Quin Smith stars for the future. The stars are at linebacker with Devonte Holloman and Damario Jeffery safety-sized defenders who could blow up after a little bit of time in the weight room, while JUCO transfers Tony Straughter and Josh Dickerson looking to see time early on.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Jeff Driskel. The 2010 Florida recruiting class was so phenomenal that there wasn’t anything that Will Muschamp could do, or needed to do, to try to upgrade the overall talent level. However, being Florida, the stars still signed with several terrific defensive backs including safety Marcus Roberson and corner Valdez Showers, a great running back in Mike Blakely, and a top punter in Kyle Christy. But the class will most likely be remembered for anything that top quarterback Jeff Driskel does. While he’s extremely mobile, under the tutelage of Charlie Weis he’s expected to be something special. No one’s
expecting him to be another Tim Tebow, but … let’s just say the expectations are through the roof.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 1. That Class Was
Heavy On ... NFL players.
Yeeeeeeeesh. Everything worked for the terrific
Florida class as Urban Meyer's health concerns
didn't turn out to be a problem in any way.
The Gators got 13 players (but it's probably over
15) that would be the crown jewel in the class of
roughly 110 other programs including Mack Brown, a
lightning fast back who might finally be the one to
give Meyer the feature back he's been searching for.
Chris Dunkley, Adrian Coxson, and Solomon Patton
might have started, or at least would've seen time,
at wide receiver last year and should be key parts
of this year's team, offensive tackles Chaz Green
and Ian Silberman will be starting at the next level
if they can effectively add 20 pounds of muscle, and
Sharrif Floyd out of Philadelphia and Dominique
Easley from New York City might be the nation's two
best defensive line prospects. And then there's the
secondary. Matt Elam and Jonathan Dowling are tall,
talented safeties, and Jaylen Watkins, Joshua Shaw
and Cody Riggs are special corner prospects.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 13. That Class Was
Heavy On ... quality over quantity. While there were a few misfires with the Gators not getting everyone they were hoping for, especially after the national title season, the stars they did get were top-shelf. Xavier Nixon might be the nation’s best offensive tackle prospect, Jelani Jenkins is arguably the top linebacker, Gary Brown is among the best defensive tackles, Nick Alajajian and Jonotthan Harrison are among the best guards, and Andre Debose is a top receiver. There aren’t a lot of prospects for each spot, so if the stars bust, there isn’t a lot to fall back on.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Skill players. New head coach James Franklin did a magnificent job of bringing in one of Vanderbilt’s best recruiting classes in years. Signing Day pickups of WR Lafonte Thourogood, a 6-3, 225-pound former quarterback, and QB Josh Grady should be a big help in the near future for the always middling offense. The running backs got better with speedy Mitchell Hester and small, quick Jerron Seymoure to add more pizzazz to the attack. Tight end Dillon van der Wal out of California was a big-time coup, taking him away from Arkansas and Arizona State.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 55. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. The Commodores got a little bit of
everything for both sides of the ball and came up
with some good defensive back prospects, led by
corners Andre Hall and Karl Butler, and some
intriguing receivers with 6-5 Chris Boyd and
lightning-fast Jonathan Krause leading the way. But
the need was the defensive front and that's where
the stars are with tackles Vince Taylor, Kyle Woestmann, and Jared Morse leading the way. Thomas
Ryan and James Kittredge might be needed right away
on the end.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 67. That Class Was
Heavy On ... running backs. The Commodores lived off the ground game ever since Jay Cutler left, but that was mostly because of the mobility at quarterback. The running backs needed to be upgraded, and Bobby Johnson did that, at least for down the road, with Eric Samuels a speedy option, Warren Norman a quick player, and Zach Stacy a bit of a do-it-all prospect.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receiver. The secondary gets a huge boost with safety Glen Faulkner a find and corners Eric Dixon and Daylen Hall, and the offensive line got help with tackle Darrian Miller a future All-SEC factor, but the bulk is at receiver. Rich Brooks focused on skill players a few years ago, and Joker Phillips loaded up with this class with six good receivers and tight end Alvin Dupree to boost the depth right away, but speedsters like Demarco Robinson and Daryl Collins should be stars in the future.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 38. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The running game.
Last year Rich Brooks made sure the future of the
passing game was set by bringing in three quarterbacks, five wide receivers and two tight ends.
The future became the present with so many issues at
quarterback last season. this year, new head man
Joker Phillips made sure the running game was secure
with four very good prospects led by Brandon Gainer
out of Miami and Raymond Sanders out of Georgia. In
an interesting move, Phillips also loaded up on
tight ends bringing in four with Alex Smith a big
blocker and Tyler Brause like a big receiver. Don't
dismiss the big signing of Joe Mansour, one of the
nation's top punting prospects.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 32. That Class Was
Heavy On ... the passing game. Three quarterbacks, five wide receivers and two tight ends … head coach Rich Brooks is looking for more out of a passing attack that was supposed to feature Curtis Pulley, before he was booted off the team. There aren’t any stars at receiver, but Anthony Kendrick, Ridge Wilson, LaRod King and Chris Matthews are big. Really big. 6-3 and up big. The quarterback battle will be tremendous with Morgan Newton, Ryan Mossakowski and Brian Adams all starting-quality prospects.