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Recruiting 2011 Team Rankings - 101 to 110
San Jose State QB Joseph Gray
San Jose State QB Joseph Gray
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Feb 7, 2011


Ranking the 2011 recruiting classes from 1 to 120 ... Here are the classes ranked No. 101 to 110 (based on talent level, potential, bulk prospects, and filling needs).



Recruiting 2011 ... The Rankings

CFN's Class Rankings ... 101 to 110

Recruiting 2011 | Recruiting 2010 | Recruiting 2009

CFN 2011 Recruiting Rankings

- No. 1 to 10 | No.11 to 20 | No. 21 to 30
- No.  31 to 40No. 41 to 50 | No. 51 to 60
- No. 61 to 70 | No. 71 to 80 | No. 81 to 90
- No. 91 to 100 | No. 101 to 110 | No. 111 to 120 
- ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
- MAC | M-West | Pac 12 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

110. North Texas | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On …
Defensive backs. Dan McCarney likes linemen and wants to load up on the offensive front, but with little time to work, he didn’t do much of anything for the lines. There’s no star power whatsoever in this group, and for the second straight season the program has gone strongest in the secondary with corner Freddie Warner the best of the bunch and Kerry Swarn a long, tall safety with good upside. There isn’t much immediate help from the JUCO ranks.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 117. That Class Was Heavy On ... Defensive backs. North Texas hasn't played defense in several years, and while the team is still growing and still needs big seasons out of previous classes, head coach Todd Dodge is looking for a big impact from the JUCO ranks with safeties Jamison Hughes and Ryan Dowling and corners Steven Ford, D'Leon McCord and DeAndre Wood to all see time immediately.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 118. That Class Was Heavy On ... Receivers. If you’re going to run the offense head coach Todd Dodge wants to run, you need targets. The Mean Green passing game got an influx of receivers with two JUCO transfers for right now in Jamaal Jackson and Mike Outlaw, while freshman Daniel Mayberry might be the most talented of the lot.

109. FIU | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defense. How did Mario Cristobal capitalize on the best season in FIU history? He brought in a big, solid class with two interesting quarterback prospects in Loranzo Hammonds and Dylan Warner, several receivers, and a great-looking guard in Derrick Thorpe. The D got the stars, though, with Lyndon Edwards and Demetrius Allen two safety-sized linebackers who could be terrific after hitting the weights. Corners Corey Tindal and T.J. Lowder might not be huge, but they can move. JUCO transfers Jordan Hunt at linebacker and Tevin Blanchard at safety will play right away.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 89. That Class Was Heavy On ... Willis Wright. In a major "huh?" moment, Wright, a very strong, very fast safety prospect who could become a whale of a wide receiver or two-way player, signed with FIU despite receiving offers from Auburn, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, and several other BCS schools. He's the star of a really nice group of defensive players brought in with a special emphasis on the defensive front. Seven defensive linemen were signed including Jordan White, a 320-pound tackle.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 98. That Class Was Heavy On ... Defensive back. This was a decent class all the way around, but the major focus was on stopping the pass with some good defensive ends in Joshua Forney and Thatcher Starling, and several defensive backs with decent speed, and surprisingly, a lot of size. Terrance Taylor was a nice pickup at safety while Wayne Times is a good-looking corner prospect.

108. Tulane | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Pass catchers. The Green Wave got plenty of receivers in 2009, and while there aren’t any sure-thing stars in this class, there’s strength in numbers. Marc Edwards is the most promising prospect of the bunch, and quick Devin Boutte is promising. Tight end was a target with three new recruits including Greg Thomson out of Syracuse and pass catcher Josh Drum. Safety Renaldo Thomas needs to be a starter sooner than later.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 88. That Class Was Heavy On ... Linebackers. The Green Wave has to do something about its defense, and while there isn't any instant help from this class, there are plenty of safety-sized athletes who will upgrade the athleticism and the potential. Ray Oppman will be a fixture on the inside within the next three years, while Zach Davis could be an ideal strong safety or a dangerous playmaker as an outside linebacker. Jamar Thomas has the potential to be the next great Green Wave running back.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 79. That Class Was Heavy On ... receivers. When Jeremy Williams was injured last season, the Green Wave passing attack virtually shut down. That lack of depth and reliable options at wide receiver has prompted Bob Toledo to scour Texas and Louisiana high schools for offensive weapons that can stretch a defense. While there are no sure-things in the group, D.J. Banks and Devin Figaro look like pretty good prospects, and the quantity alone should reap a productive player or two.

107. Akron | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Skill Players. Rob Ianello’s anemic offense needs more pop, and while it’s asking a lot to get it right away from a recruiting class, at least one running back should emerge from the fray. Bre Ford and Karell Bostick will get every opportunity early on. The receiving corps gets more help with smallish speedsters. JUCO transfer center Vinnie Rizzo could see time immediately.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 98. That Class Was Heavy On ... Skill players, skill players, skill players. The Zips loaded up on wide receivers last year and brought even more in this season. For a team that struggled so much offensively, there's reason to get excited with QB Patrick Nicely, last year's big recruit, getting weapons to work with highlighted by RB Erick Howard, who's better than anyone the team had last year. Even more receivers were brought in with Keith Sconiers, Anthony Schrock, and Mike Bizzarro all with size and all physical.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 111. That Class Was Heavy On ... Wide receivers. The immediate help is at cornerback, but the bulk is at receiver. There aren’t any five-star, sure-thing prospects, but there are a lot of them with various types and sizes. New QB Patrick Nicely, a passer, will have targets to work with once he becomes part of the mix in three years.

106. San Jose State | Scout List

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.

105. Navy | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receivers. Navy always loads up on quarterbacks and running backs with its normal array of small, shifty runners who fit what the offense likes to do, but unlike normal classes, this one has real, live receivers. The talent level will always be lower at the service academies, but 6-2, 205-pound Don Pearson, 6-5 Michael May, and 6-3 Parrish Gaines bring size and real, live skill. Does this mean Navy will suddenly become Hawaii? No, but there should be more options for the attack in the immediate future.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 86. That Class Was Heavy On ... Linemen. As always, Navy brought in a ton of running backs to use and move around where needed. Dylan Chynoweth is the best of the lot, but Ryan Williams could be more explosive. Seven defensive linemen were signed on with the potential stars on the ends led by Daniel Godkin, who could've gone several other places, and possible speed rusher Joseph Champaign. The Navy defensive line will actually have a little bit of size with the addition of 6-0, 280-pound Brice Musgrove for the inside.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 108. That Class Was Heavy On ... quarterbacks and running backs. This was a huge class for Navy loaded with linebackers, receivers, and mostly players for the backfield. There are four quarterback prospects and all of them can move. Kenneth Cluley fits the mold, while Jarvis Cummings is even faster. At least two of the signal callers will move to another spot. Also coming in are seven running backs, and outside of Matt Warrick, they’re all smallish and quick. There isn’t a thumping fullback in the group.

104. Buffalo | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defensive linemen. After focusing more on trying to get the passing game going last year, and beefing up the offensive line, this year’s class is about trying to upgrade the defensive front. There’s nice bulk coming in with the 272-pound Kendall Patterson and the 285-pound Patrick Williams to clog things up, while Joe Feliecia and Brandon Tammaro are dangerous prospects for the outside. JUCO transfer Wyatt Cahill will play right away at one end.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 109. That Class Was Heavy On ... The passing game. Turner Gill had loaded up with so many big classes that the program didn't just go light last year, but it didn't need a whole bunch this year, either. New head coach Jeff Quinn was looking for guys he could develop, and Rudy Johnson might be the quarterback of the future if he doesn't move to another spot. RB James Potts might be an instant impact performer, while there are some nice receiver prospects to get excited about.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 115. That Class Was Heavy On ... Offensive line. The small class didn’t get much in the way of bulk talent, but a few decent offensive linemen, especially at guard, are coming in to build for the future. There aren’t a lot of holes to fill right away with depth already built in from the last two classes, and this class showed it.

103. Western Michigan | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive linemen. The last few classes have mostly addressed the offense, but outside of three-star receiver Kendrick Roberts, this class is mostly trying to load up on the offensive front. While there might not be any ready-made starters, 6-10, 290-pound Ben Davidson is an extremely intriguing tackle option and 6-5, 260-pound versatile guard Dustin Pringle has excellent upside. 6-5, 220-pound outside linebacker Jarrell McKinney could quickly grow into a whale of a pass rushing end.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 81. That Class Was Heavy On ... Offensive potential. The Broncos beefed up the line with last year's class creating the foundation for this year's haul of skill players to potentially roll. Mike Perish and Zack Wynn will battle it out for the starting quarterback spot sooner than later, while running backs Dareyon Chance, Tevin Drake, and Weston Ross all provide something difference and should all the offense to be more ground oriented than in the past.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 86. That Class Was Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. Ben Samson has the potential to be an anchor at one tackle spot, while the guard prospects, particularly Mark Zielinski and Josh Hadel, have big-time potential. The defense didn’t get a whole bunch of help.

102. Army | Scout List

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Quarterbacks. Head coach Rich Ellerson is looking to upgrade the overall speed and talent level of the team across the board, so he brought in a bazillion quarterbacks and running backs to bring into the mix to move around into other spots. Of course many of these players will end up in the secondary or at receiver, but six quarterbacks and ten running backs were recruited, and in the strength-in-numbers situation, the hope will be that some stars emerge early on.

2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 97. That Class Was Heavy On ... Skill players. Rich Ellerson needs players to run his high-octane, hybrid attack, and while he was able to come up with a slew of receivers last season, he was able to do even more this season to get skill players. He brought in more wide receivers, but he also picked up eight running back options, led by Marcus Jackson, with speed, speed, and more speed; something that's been lacking from the Army backfield. He also signed three quarterbacks of different shapes and sizes.

2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 110. That Class Was Heavy On ... Receivers. The program went from being all about running, and then it became about throwing the ball, and then it tried to be Navy. Now the team needs players to fit the system, which will be an option running attack that still throws the ball, and while plenty of running backs were brought in, the team needed pass catchers. Five wide receivers were signed with Scott Williams, a speedster out of southern California, a potential field stretcher.

101. Nevada | Scout List

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.