Pac 12 South 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
Backs | Receivers
- Tight Ends |
| Guards & Centers
| Def. Tackles |
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The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defensive linemen. Considering the limitations the Trojan coaching staff has to deal with, this was a phenomenal class with a little something for every spot. While it would’ve been a jaw-dropping haul had top corner DeAnthony Thomas not done an about face and picked Oregon at the last second, it’s still impressive thanks mostly to the defensive front. End Greg Townsend leads a fast, aggressive group of ends, while tackle Christian Heyward was a strong get out of San Diego. Offensively, the spotlight will be on the battle for the future starting quarterback spot between Max Wittek and Cody Kessler, while Amir Carlisle has all the makings of the next great Trojan running back.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 6. That Class Was
Heavy On ... A Pete
Carroll-like class. Lane Kiffin might not have
gotten every player he wanted, but he sure came up
with his share of star players to stop the bleeding.
Dillon Baxter and D.J. Morgan are the type of
do-it-all backs who can be like other star Trojan
runners and play right away. Robert Woods might be
the nation's No. 1 receiver recruit, and if he's
not, Kyle Prater probably is. Xavier Gimble is one
of the nation's top tight ends and Giovanni Di Poalo
is one of the best centers, but the real prize is
Seantrel Henderson ... maybe. One of the nation's
top three all-around recruits, the sure-thing
offensive tackle is waiting to make sure the NCAA
isn't going to crush the Trojan program before
officially signing on. JUCO transfers George Uko and
linebacker Glen Stanley are ready to step in and
start tomorrow, while the four defensive backs
signed are strong enough to grow into starters down
the road. In other words, don't assume USC is dead
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 5. That Class Was
Heavy On ... defense. Ever wonder why the Trojans always have one of the toughest defenses in the country? This class will give you a hint. USC continued its annual tradition of loading up on some of the nation’s premier defenders, landing a top 10 player at each level on the field. S T.J. McDonald and DE Devon Kennard look as if they could move into the lineup from Day 1 if there wasn’t so much talent already ahead of them.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receivers. The move to the Pac 12 was a big, BIG boost for a strong class. The running backs are the stars of the class with Harvey Langi a 215-pound workhorse of a prospect and JUCO transfer John White a sub-4.4 speedster to bring some flash to the equation. The bulk, through, is at receiver where the hope is for 6-6 JUCO transfer Anthony Denham to become Jordan Wynn’s go-to receiver as soon as possible. Quinton Pedroza, Travis Still, and Nate Fakahafua are big, physical targets.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 58. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The defensive
back seven. The Utes got plenty of help for the
passing game over the last two recruiting classes,
and the shelves should remain stocked for the next
five years with the addition of solid receiver
prospects Drew Anderson and Kenneth Scott. JUCO
transfer John Cullen should be in the rotation at
offensive tackle right away, and fellow JUCOer Star
Lotulelei will make a difference on the defensive
front, but the bulk of the class is in the defensive
back seven with DBs Damian Payne, Lucky Radley, and
Terrell Reese all fast and all good enough to have
gone somewhere else. Brian Blechen leads a strong
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 54. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The passing game. The Utes loaded up on receivers big-time last year, but apparently that wasn’t enough with even more targets coming in this year, including JUCO transfers Antoine Smithson and Ray Magee, to help an offense that loses all the starting receivers. Jamal Smith should be the best of the bunch, but he might not emerge for a few years. Meanwhile, JUCO transfer Terrance Cain will make a push for Brian Johnson’s open quarterback spot.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Brett Hundley. The 2010 class was the big one in the Rick Neuheisel area, so this one was about getting a few decent players here and there. There aren’t any stars, especially compared to last year, except for Hundley, a 6-4, versatile passer who can run as well as wing it around the yard. For a program desperate to get something going offensively, Hundley will be seen as a savior. For the Neuheisel era, he had better be. The hope will be for Devin Lucien to quickly develop into a consistent target, while the defense will look to tackles Kvin McReynolds and Brandon Tuliaupupu to soon become anchors inside.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 7. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defense. Last
year's class was terrific, but this one is even
better. RB Malcolm Jones is the centerpiece of the
offensive class and Paul Richardson is a
good-looking receiver, but the focus was defense,
defense, defense. Getting safety Dietrich Riley away
from USC was a major coup, but that was nothing
compared to getting top end prospect Owamagbe
Odighizuwa to put on the Bruin hat instead of USC or
Nebraska. Cassius Marsh doesn't make up for the loss
of Brian Price at defensive tackle right away, but
it eventually will. Locking down the secondary will
be Anthony Jefferson, Tevin McDonald, and Shaquille
Richardson, three talented corner prospects.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 6. That Class Was
Heavy On ... cornerbacks. In a Pac-10 that’s usually flush with quality passers, the Bruins wisely answered with a quartet of really good cornerbacks. All four earned no less than three stars and were ranked in the top 50 at the position. The best of the bunch is Marlon Pollard, who fielded a slew of offers, and has an enormous upside to match his leaping ability.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Linebackers. New head coach Jon Embree is a linebacker guy, and his first class reflects where he wants his program to be with an upgrade in speed and athleticism. Will Harlos, Woodson Greer, and K.T. Tuumalo are smallish, safety-sized linebacker prospects who can fly, but Brady Daigh is a pure middle linebacker. The quarterback situation could be interesting with Stevie Dorman and JUCO transfer Brent Burnette two big passers, while Paulay Asiata should eventually be the type of offensive tackle who becomes an anchor to keep the passers clean.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 66. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Tight ends. Dan
Hawkins is recruiting someone else's players as he's
all but gone without a sensational season. He didn't
get any instant impact help, but RB Tony Jones might
be inserted as a third down back early on. The next
head man (assuming Hawkins really will be gone) will
be loaded at tight end with four tall pass catchers
signed on. Kyle Slavin is a big wide receiver, while
Harold Mobley and Justin Favors will get their
chances over the next few years to be focal points
of the passing game.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 52. That Class Was
Heavy On ... receivers. Head coach Dan Hawkins and his staff brought in a few nice safeties, signed two good quarterbacks, and landed superstar DE Nick Casa, but the spotlight will mostly be on the three receivers who’ll be asked to contribute early on. JUCO transfer Andre Simmons has the size and the potential to be a No. 1 target from the start, while Terdema Ussery and Jarrod Darden both very big, very good targets.
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The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Quarterbacks. The defensive tackles should be strong with Mo Latu and David Moala two big, tough inside presences, and safeties Isreal Marshall and Ezekial Bishop two fast prospects for the secondary. The attention will be paid to the quarterback situation. JUCO transfer Kipeli Koniseti will provide depth, but he’s not likely going to be a starter, while Michael Eubank, the star of the class, is a big, tall bomber who knows how to spread the ball around. Mike Bercovici doesn’t have the tools, but he’s a baller.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 34. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Receivers.
Instant help was desperately needed for an offensive
line that hasn't kept a quarterback upright since
Dennis Erickson took over, and players are on the
way in JUCO transfers Aderious Simmons and Brice
Schwab at tackle and Calvin Tonga at guard. Four
running backs were signed, led by Deantre Lewis, but
the offensive stars were at receiver with JUCO
transfers George Bell and Mike Willie looking to see
time right away, while Kevin Anderson and Randy
Kurst are speedsters for the near future.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 37. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Running backs. Four backs are headed to Tempe determined to light a spark under a running game that floundered a year ago. Cameron Marshall, Shane McCullen, and Jamal Miles are three-star Sun Devils and among the top 100 high school runners in the country. While Marshall is a 208-pound thumper, McCullen is an intriguing blend of good size and blazing speed, who could also wind up playing on defense if the need arises.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Kickers. It’s a surprisingly sparse class with little star power and no one area of instant improvement … except at kicker. Jamie Salazer and Kyle Dugandzic come in from the JUCO ranks to battle it out for time, even though Alex Zendejas is coming off a decent year
hitting 14-of-19 field goals. The best part of the class is running back with KaDeem Carey and Jared Baker two quick backs who can do a little bit of everything right. Dominique Petties and Patrick Onwuasor are two good safeties to keep an eye on.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 44. That Class Was
Heavy On ... LLinemen. Lots and
lots of linemen. The Wildcats got their receivers
last year and are solid at the skill positions, but
they still got a star target in JUCO transfer Dexter
Ransom. The lines needed to be fortified, and this is the class
for that with five linemen brought in for the
offensive side and five for the defense. Kirifi
Taula is the defensive tackle the line will
eventually build around, but JUCO transfers Willie Mobley and Mohammed
Usman will be needed now for depth. There weren't many stars for the
offensive line, but tackles Trent Spurgeon and Matthew Jakubiec have
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 50. That Class Was
Heavy On ... pass-catchers. If you’re going to successfully run
Sonny Dykes’ offense, you better have depth at the receiver position.
The Wildcats took a quantum leap in that direction, signing more than a
half-dozen wideouts and tight ends. The hands-down gem of that group is
local standout Adam Hall, who had his choice of destinations. Actually,
there’s so much talent here, it could free up Hall to move over to
safety, where he’s just as dangerous.
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