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5 Independent Recruits You Need To Know
Posted Feb 3, 2012

Every Independent team's five new recruits you need to know.

Recruiting 2012 

5 Ind. Recruits To Care About

Recruiting 2012

CFN Top Prospects for 2012
- 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  

Top 5 Army Recruits To Care About
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1. QB Tevin Long
5-10, 172, two-star quarterback.

2. S Gervon Simon
5-11, 175, 192nd ranked, two-star safety.

3. RB Jevon Elmore
5-10, 170, two-star running back.

4. RB Jay Roberson
6-2, 200, two-star running back.

5. DT Todd Blatnik
6-2, 282, two-star defensive tackle.

Top 5 BYU Recruits To Care About
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1. QB Tanner Mangum
6-2, 182, 15th ranked, four-star quarterback. Transfer from Timberline HS in Boise. Tanner was selected to the ESPN Top 20 Sophomore 2009 watch list after throwing for 2900 yards and 29 TDs with 8 Ints as a true freshman in 2008. This past season he threw for 1900 yards and 19 TDs with 8 Ints 4800yds with 48-TD's and 16-Ints in two seasons. He was voted Quarterback MVP at the BYU Camp in both 2008 and 09... He was voted 1st Team All 5-A SIC in 2008 as a freshman. He has a 3.8 GPA in College Prep and Honors courses.

2. DE Troy Hinds
6-5, 225, 23rd ranked, four-star defensive end. Hinds lines up at end and can play either end spot. He's quick off the ball, with very good strength and burst off the edge. His strength is in pass rushing but he can also stuff the run. Most game plans this year have been designed to go away from him, but he's still tallied numerous tackles because of his speed. He's a good athlete to boot, and could even play tight end in college.

3. FB Jherremya Leuta-Douyere
6-0, 220, Scout.som 4th ranked, three-star fullback. Plays defensive end and fullback for Servite. Best position on the college level is probably fullback.

4. LB Butch Pauu
5-11, 215, 21st ranked, three-star middle linebacker. Pound for pound, there may not be a better linebacker in the West than Pauu. He's a big time hitter, sheds his blocks tremendously well and makes every tackle. Great pursuit, plays well in space and sees the field extremely well. Great leadership and instincts. The lone drawback is his size. He's filled out well, but he's on the short side, especially for a middle backer. Still, you can't argue his production or his play.

5. RB Jamaal Williams
6-2, 180, 62nd ranked, three-star running back. Ran for 717 yards on 93 carries and scored 11 touchdowns as a 2010 junior at Fontana (Calif.) Summit.

Top 5 Navy Recruits To Care About
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1. LB Tyler Goble
6-1, 215, 44th ranked, three-star middle linebacker.

2. DT Nate Huff
6-2, 285, 75th ranked, three-star defensive tackle.

3. QB Kenneth Mouton
6-2, 208, 165th ranked, two-star quarterback.

4. RB Toneo Gulley
5-7, 185, 130th ranked, two-star running back.

5. OG John Ferguson
6-4, 240, 164th ranked, two-star guard.

Top 5 Notre Dame Recruits To Care About
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1. QB Gunner Kiel
6-4, 200, 1st ranked, five-star quarterback. Kiel has the size you want in a QB, and can also move and plays with his feet. He's not necessarily a dual threat, but is a tough, effective runner and can buy time with his mobility. He is very accurate, sees the field well and makes excellent decisions. He can make the throws and get the ball into traffic. His arm strength is good, but improvement can still be made to push it to elite. Is smart and a good leader as well.

2. CB Tee Shepard
6-0, 172, 3rd ranked, five-star cornerback. A long, rangy defensive back, Shepard has safety size and plays corner and safety for his Central team. He is excellent in coverage and has great hands. He has a fluid hip turn and does a good job of looking back for the ball. He appears to prefer to play on the perimeter rather than mixing it up near the line of scrimmage which could lead him to stick at corner on the next level. He is outstanding against the pass.

3. S Elijah Shumate
6-1, 205, 4th ranked, four-star safety. Shumate lines up as an outside linebacker for his Don Bosco team, but he's comfortable dropping into the slot and covering during passing situations. He is a physical defender used to taking on blocks at the line of scrimmage, and he has tremendous closing speed. He has a good hip turn and projects well as a safety should he move into the defensive backfield. He's strong enough to be a small, fast outside linebacker as well.

4. DT Sheldon Day
6-2, 278, 6th ranked, five-star defensive tackle.

5. OT Ronnie Stanley
6-6, 285, 11th ranked, four-star offensive tackle.