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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CFN Top 150 | 2010 CFN
2011 WAC Recruiting Lists
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2010 WAC Recruiting Rankings
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defensive linemen. This is a big, big class with a little something for everyone. The splash is in the passing game as quarterbacks and receivers are hot for the Sonny Dykes passing offense. JUCO transfer receivers Quinton Patton, Scott Cathcart and Myles White will play right away, while JUCO transfer quarterbacks Brodrick Watters and Nick Isham will fight it out. The meat of the class is on the defensive front with several strong prospects led by Malcolm Pichon, a 6-3, 330-pound tackle who could be the anchor of the line for the next four years.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 96. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive backs.
Sonny Dykes. While the focus will be on the
quarterback and receivers in the Sonny Dykes system,
Derek Dooley brought in those prospects last year.
This year, the coaching staff, with no time to work
whatsoever, loaded up for the secondary with seven
prospects who'll be thrown to the wolves right away.
Antonio Burton, Michael Schrang, and Connor Nichols
form a solid safety trio, while JUCO transfer Ryan
Williams might be one of the WAC's best corners
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 70. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Running back and receiver. Head coach Derek Dooley went hard on the offense, and while he didn’t pick up any sure-thing stars, he got a lot of prospects. If you’re a strength in numbers fan when it comes to recruiting, then you’ll like all the options the Bulldogs have to choose from over the next few years with a few smallish but speedy backs like Lyle Fitte and Tyrone Duplessis. Big receivers like C.J. Broadus and Jaccari Jackson should be interesting to keep an eye out for as they develop.
Fresno State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Outside linebackers. The defense found a pass rush last year for the first time in everal seasons, and now the outside linebackers are being brought in to keep the fun going. Donavon Lewis, Ekiro Ederaine, and Kyrie Wilson are the three-star talents, but Lewis is the only one built like a real, live linebacker. The offense didn’t get a bunch of help, but QB Marcus McDade and lightning-fast Dillon Root could pay off right away.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 62. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The passing game.
Even though Derek Carr, the brother of David Carr,
is likely the starting quarterback in the very near
future, the Bulldogs were able to sign Lester
Fontenette, a promising bomber from San Diego, while
Kelly O'Brien is a JUCO transfer who might end up
being the No. 2 man in the mix for the next few
seasons. The dangerous Josh Harper is a big, fast
target who combines with another good receiver,
Davon Dunn, and the 6-6 Victor Dean to load up the
team with receivers. Matt Darr is the nation's best
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 78. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Linebacker. Headlined by local product, Travis Brown, the linebackers were clearly the stars of this class, followed closely by the defensive ends. Pat Su’a and Daniel Salinas move like safeties, while Nat Harrison should be a good one after a little bulking up. On the defensive front, JUCO transfer Donnie Pritchett will be plugged in right away in the rotation, but Nikko Motta could eventually turn out to be better.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receivers. The bulk of the class is at defensive back where corners Ellis Henderson and Brian Clay lead a strong group coming in for the secondary. The immediate impact, though, should be at receiver where JUCO transfers Cecil Doe and Chris Gant will be asked to be the new playmakers from Day One, working on the other end of Bryant Moniz’s passes. There isn’t much else for the offense with the class working mostly to improve the defensive side for a second year in a row.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 87. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. It's Hawaii so the passing game was hardly
ignored with a slew of new receivers signed to go
along with QB Kevin Spain from Arizona, but this
class is all about the defense and all about getting
better up front. There isn't the JUCO influx of last
year when head coach Greg McMackin looked to
immediately patch all the gaping holes. This is
about the strength in numbers with seven linemen of
all shapes and sizes to build around.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 60. That Class Was
Heavy On ... JUCO, JUCO, JUCO. Overall, the offense got the biggest boost with three quarterback prospects, including two good ones in Cayman Shutter and Corey Nielsen, and several backs and receivers, but it’s the junior college haul that should make the most noise. Head coach Greg McMackin brought in ten ready-made players with the most help coming for the defensive line with tackles David Hofoka and Zach Masch.
Utah State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … JUCO. Gary Andersen went went the JUCO route to provide some instant pop in 2009, and after dealing with the future last year, he’s going back to the secondary schools for help. True freshman QB Chuck Keeton needs to be the star of the class with his athleticism, but the point of this haul was to load up on plays with three JUCO corners, led by speedy William Davis, while Tyler Bennett could be a major boost for the punting game.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 107. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The passing game.
Gary Andersen spent his first season loading up on
players getting JUCO transfer after JUCO transfer,
but this recruiting season is about building for the
future. Diondre Borel is the starting quarterback
this year without question, so Alex Hart, Trevor
Brown, and Jeremy Higgins will get time to develop.
However, a few of the new receivers will be asked to
produce early on. JUCO transfers Xavier Martin and
Dontel Watkins will give Borel targets, but Shaan
Johnson will end up being the start of the passing
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 104. That Class Was
Heavy On ... JUCO. New head coach Gary Andersen is looking to make an impact early on, and he needed more bodies to do it. While the incoming junior college players will mostly be used for depth, the program needed players to push for spots and to provide more competition. OT Christian Browne-Frazier and LB Reuben Willis will do that.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Running backs. After the record-setting Colin Kaepernick/Vai Taua rushing era has ended, the program needs
reinforcements. The good quarterback crop of 2009 should kick in starting this year, so Tanner Roderick should get plenty of time to learn. The running backs might not have the talent of other Nevada positions, but Kendall Brock, Teondray Caldwell and Superiorr Reid fit the Pistol.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 91. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. The quarterbacks were brought in last
season so the offense was taken care of. This year,
something had to be done to boost the depth on a
defense that can't stop anyone's running game. Seven
prospects were signed for the defensive line with a
premium put on speed, quickness, and pass rushing
ability. There isn't the bulk needed to clog up the
middle, but there pass rush will be a strength.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 106. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Quarterbacks. With Colin Kaepernick set to be the franchise for the next few years, Nevada’s two new passers, Mason Magelby and David Fales, will get plenty of time to develop. However, JUCO transfer Maurice Patterson is a good-looking receiver who’ll get Kaepernick throwing to him this year.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Joseph Gray. The Spartans loaded up last year, and now they need to find more playmakers. For the second year in a row, the defensive line gets the best overall players with 6-1, 305-pound Nathan Falo a possible anchor on the inside. However, the team needs more pop from the offense, and it needs smallish passing quarterback Joseph Gray to be the type of star who the rest of the program can build around. If ever one player can make a class, this might be it. It needs to be. No pressure, Joe.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 82. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. SJSU had one of the smallest classes in the country last year, and it made up for it by loading up this year for both sides of the ball. New coach Mike MacIntyre is a defensive
head coach and he needed bodies up front. He got
them, led by stud JUCO transfer Ah'Keem McKinney,
who'll likely be penciled in as a starting tackle.
JUCO transfers Andrew Moeaki and Ja'Rodd Watson also
add some instant beef up front, while speed ends
Sean Bacon, Marcus Howard, and Vince Buhagiar are
for the future.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 97. That Class Was
Heavy On ... 2010. With one of the smallest recruiting classes in the country, next year will be all about bringing in the bodies. There might not be many players coming in from this class, but there are some good ones with JUCO transfer Lamon Muldrow ready to be one of the main running backs right away, while the pitch-catch combination of Dasmen Stewart to James Orth looking to be rolling in a few years.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … the passing game. The Idaho defense has been a mega-issue over the last several years, and after loading up on defensive tackles last year, more were brought in with JUCO transfers Aaron Lazaro and Dontae Scott providing two 300-pound rocks for the middle. Looking to get more pop to the passing game, the Vandals got a few strong prospects with 6-6, 250-pound JUCO transfer Dominique Blackman in to challenge for the starting job right away, and big MarQuan Major and speedy Cameron McKernan in to take over the receiving corps.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 102. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
tackles. Head coach Robb Akey brought in a varied,
diverse class with a little something for all spots,
including center with Sam Tupua possibly the next
great Vandal lineman now that Mike Iupati is gone
and Mike Marboe the anchor for the future. But the
bulk stars are on the defensive front, especially at
tackle with big, big bodies being brought in with
285-pound JUCO transfer Ben Swarts, and 290-pound
JUCO star Aaron Strumski to fill in right away.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 114. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Variety. What do you get for the team that needs everything? The class is spread out over all the positions with enough JUCO players here and there to provide a few more options, while the top position might be linebacker with Jared Heston and Conrad Scheidt arguably the team’s best recruits. The junior college players help boost this class, only because the team needs players. CB Kevin Williams and WR Michael Lindsey will almost certainly play right away.
New Mexico State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Quarterbacks. JUCO receiver Kemonte Bateman is a 4.4 blazer who can finally provide some pop for the Aggie passing game, but the program also needs to develop more quarterback depth and find more options. There isn’t a sure-thing starter in the lot, but it’s a strength-in-numbers class with 6-5, 225-pound Matt Jaramillio, Travaughn Colwell, and Gary Isaacson all fighting it out to be the face of the program in the near future. JUCO transfer DE Sean Brown needs to be an instant impact pass rusher.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 110. That Class Was
Heavy On ... JUCO transfers.
DeWayne Walker struggled with his first recruiting
class, and his second one isn't all that great.
However, considering the team made decent strides
after starting from near-scratch, it was a must to
get more players who can help the team right away.
And here come the JUCO transfers with seven coming
in highlighted by OT Aundre McGaskey, who might be
an anchor from snap one. DT David Mahoney should be
a big factor right away, while QB Matt Christian
will get every chance to start.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 120. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive tackle. New head coach DeWayne Walker is a defensive coach by trade and he wanted to start off his era by improving the interior of the defense … now. Three JUCO transfers are coming in, John Finau, D’Juan Yates, and Vincent Federico, and they’re all expected to make an impact. Walker was also able to get two JUCO receivers, William Bullock and Marcus Allen, who would’ve been big-time producers in the Hal Mumme era.