Recruiting 2013 - Class Rankings 71 to 80

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Posted Feb 9, 2013


Ranking the recruiting classes from 1 to 126 ... 71 to 80



CFN 2013 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 126 

71. Iowa | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receives. Apparently, all the problems getting the ball down the field meant it's time to get more good pass catchers in a hurry. Last year's class was big on skill players, but this one is a whopper for the receiving corps with Derrick Willies leading the pack. Tight ends Jon Wisnieski and Ike Boettger are excellent talents who'll fit the Hawkeye mold after they hit the weight room for a few years. The defensive backfield might be getting the most talented players with safeties Solomon Warfield and Malik Rucker almost certain future starters.

72. SMU | The 2013 Recruiting Class  

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. This is a huge class with a little something for everywhere, but June Jones has signed on a ton of safeties to play around with. They're almost all big, and with a little time in the weight room, some of them like Myles Crosby could become smallish linebackers. J'Marcus Rhodes should be the best of the lot, but linebacker Roderick Moore could be the team's best defensive pickup. The star of the class is running back Traylon Shead, who'll almost certainly come in and be a part of the starting equation right away. Tight end Jeremiah Gaines and offensive tackle Travis Fister will be good Big East players.

73. Syracuse | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Instant defensive linemen. It was expected to be a rocky class with the coaching change with Scott Shafer doing everything he can keep the commitments. The passing game has some options for the future with midrange quarterback prospects Austin Wilson and Mitch Kimble along with receivers Corey Cooper and Corey Winfield, but for now, the team needs factors on defense and it got them from the JUCO ranks. Linebackers Josh Kirkland and Luke Arciniega could provide a little bit of depth, but safety Darius Kelly and defensive linemen Wayne Williams and Trevon Trejo are each expected to come in and produce immediately. The 335-pound Williams could be an anchor on the inside.

74. Fresno State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Tight ends. The Bulldogs are setting themselves up for the future at quarterback with excellent prospect Zack Greenlee to develop and JUCO transfer Brian Burrell to provide instant depth behind Derek Carr. Receiver DaMari Scott might be the team's best prospect, but JUCO tight ends Jerin McClendon and Mike Dunn along with prepster Nate Madsen will be major factors in the passing game. Head coach Tim DeRuyter also went after an instant infusion of talent for the secondary with JUCO transfers Rodney Mathews, Donnell Vercher and Tray Hall.

75. Toledo | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive linemen. The secondary that struggled so much last season might be looking for a little bit of instant help from Austin Niswander and Delando Johnson at safety, while DeJuan Rogers is a great get at corner. The defense got the most help up front with JUCO transfer Robert Zimmerman a decent pickup for the depth and Marquise Moore and end Daniel Davis brought in for a few years from now. It's a deep class of linemen with several other options to play around with. On offense, quarterback Logan Woodside has excellent upside with the perfect tools to fit the Rocket attack.

76. Hawaii | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receivers. It's Hawaii. It's time to get the passing game going again. Norm Chow is getting his share of targets to play around with led by Ammon Barker and Marcus Kemp out of Utah to develop for down the road, and four JUCO transfers along with tight end Joshua Long to provide an instant infusion of talent. Quarterbacks Aaron Swahlen and Keenan Ewaliko are going to be thrown into the practice mix early on to try boosting the offense, while the defense needs JUCO transfers Tiji Hill and end Charles Tuaau to fight for starting jobs.

77. Southern Miss | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. Defensive tackle Dylan Bradley is undersized, but he might be the most talented player being brought in. However, 320-pound JUCO transfer Fredrick Moore should be able to step in and find a role immediately while Devin Farrior should be a steady starter after a few years in the weight room. The interior wasn't ignored with James Davis a potentially strong guard once he packs on some more muscle.

78. Colorado State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Linebackers. The offense is getting a little bit of help with a good class of tight ends including JUCO transfer Martavius Foster and big prospect Trae Moxley, but the defense is getting the most help. JUCO transfer LaRyan King is going to be asked to be one of the team's anchors at defensive tackle from the moment he gets to practice, but it's the linebacking corps that should shine down the road with Kiel Robinson, Deonte Clyburn and Evan Colorito needing to be the foundation for the 2016 defense.
 
79. Tulsa | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receivers. The Golden Hurricane went heavy on targets last year, but there's always room for more. Keevan Lucas has the speed and talent to become a No. 1 target, while Khalid Kornegay and tight end Jesse Brubaker have excellent upside. Quarterback Ben Oberste and Ryan Rubley will one day fight it out for the starting job with Oberste a little more talented but Rubley a bit bigger. Devin Rolan is going to one day be a leading tackler at linebacker, and Joe Bean is soon going to be a starting safety.

80. Central Michigan | The 2013 Recruiting Class  

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. Getting defensive tackle Michael Steinhauer and safety Josh Cox should help out a defense full of decent prospects. The defensive backfield should turn out to be one of the biggest keys to this class, while linebackers Jeffrey Perry and Joey Ostman will eventually be factors. Mark Chapman leads an excellent haul of receivers, and Darrien Boone is a good looking passer, but the class is most helped by the offensive linemen. Derek Edwards is a terrific guard prospect and tackle Jack Ford and guard J.P. Quinn should eventually be a key part of the puzzle.

CFN 2013 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 126 

















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