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Recruiting 2010 Conf. Rankings - Pac 10

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Posted Feb 8, 2010


Ranking and analyzing the 2010 Pac 10 Recruiting Classes



Recruiting 2010 ... The Rankings

CFN's Class Rankings ... Pac 10

- CFN Recruiting 2010 | CFN Recruiting 2009

CFN 2010 Recruiting Rankings
No. 1 to 15 | No. 16 to 30 | No. 31 to 45 | No. 46 to 60 
No. 61 to 75 | No. 76 to 90 | No. 91 to 105 | No. 106 to 120
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2009 CFN Recruiting Rankings

1. USC | Scout List
The Class Is 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 quite yet.

2. UCLA | Scout List
The Class Is 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.

3. Washington | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linebackers. Steve Sarkisian, with a full year to work, came up with a phenomenal class with the type of infusion of talent to make Washington a player in the Pac 10 race for the next few years. The key piece to the puzzle is Sean Parker, an NFL-caliber safety who was given the full court press by USC, Cal, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Tennessee, but will be the sheriff of the Dawg secondary. Nick Montana, Joe's son, will get a year to groom behind Jake Locker, and Deontae Cooper is the running back the program has been missing. Underappreciated was the pickup of two future All-Pac 10 guards, Eric Kohler and Colin Porter, and DT Sione Potoae, a sure-thing NFL run plugger. Seven linebackers were signed including Chris Young, a big-hitting outside defender, and Victor Burnett, a pure inside linebacker who should become the leader in the middle.

4. Oregon | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. The stars are elsewhere, but the numbers are in the secondary as corner Dior Mathis and safety Erick Dargan lead a fast and talented group. DE Curtis White and guard Nick Rowland will be all-stars before their done, and JUCO transfer Ryan Clanton will be part of the offensive tackle rotation right away. The real excitement is over Lance Seastrunk, another talented runner to add to the equation choosing Oregon over Texas, Florida, LSU and Oklahoma. QB Bryan Bennett doesn't quite fit the normal Duck norm, but he's a great athlete who'll add more passing to the offense.

5. California | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linebacker. The Signing Day coup was getting Keenan Allen, Scout.com's No. 1 ranked safety, away from Alabama and Clemson. He was added to a class that was highlighted by Chris Martin, the nation's top-ranked outside linebacker prospect who chose the Bears over USC, Florida, and Oklahoma. Martin is the star, but Jeff Tedford also loaded up the linebacking corps with Cecil Whiteside, a top-shelf prospect for the middle, and Dave Wilkerson, a player who'd be the star of just about any other class.

6. Stanford | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Quarterbacks. Talk about being a salesman, not only did Jim Harbaugh successfully pitch top quarterbacks Brett Nottingham and Dallas Lloyd away from UCLA and Miami, respectively, but he also was able to sell them on Stanford even though Andrew Luck is the unquestioned starting quarterback for the next three years. Throw in the almost certain departure of Harbaugh to bigger and better things some time in the next five years, and it'll be interesting to see how this class progresses. The defense got the bulk with Blake Lueders a special end and Devon Carrington a safety who'll end up starring in the secondary sooner than later.

7. Arizona State | Scout List
The Class Is 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.

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. Arizona | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linemen. 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 tremendous upside.

9. Washington State | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Wide receivers. Paul Wulff needed playmakers and he needed them last year. There might not be any sure-thing starters for 2010, but Bobby Ratliff, Marquess Wilson and Robert Jiles, and Blair Bomber are upgrades at receiver. Tight end Aaron Dunn needs to be a part of the offense now, and running backs Rickey Galvin and Devontae Butler-Booker are quick backs who should provide a boost for the running game. JUCO transfers David Gonzales and Wade Jacobson will push for starting time at tackle this offseason, while C.J. Mizell is a ready-made linebacker to plug in on the outside. 

10. Oregon State | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive tackles. The Beavers loaded up on offensive linemen last year, and this year Mike Riley concentrated on the defensive front. QB Sean Mannion is the crown jewel of the class and LB Shaydon Akuna is a nice get, but 280-pound Thomas Molesi, 290-pound Fred Thompson, and 290-pound Mana Tuivailala will be the key to the class. Throw in pass rushers in Dominic Glover, who'd be an ideal end in a 3-4, and Scott Crichton and OSU is loaded on the line for the next few years.