TOM LEMMING'S TOP 100 FOOTBALL RECRUITS: 26-50


Rank Photo Player Pos Ht Wt 40 Time High School Commitment Comments
26 Chris Strong
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LB 6-3 250 4.60 Batesville South Panola, MS Ole Miss Superior mobility, balance and burst. One of the more gifted athletes in the country, if he can keep his weight down he will remain at ILB. Sideline to sideline player and cousin of former Alabama All-American Dwayne Rudd.
27 Tydreke Powell
DT 6-3 295 4.95 Ahoskie-Hertford Co, NC North Carolina Relentless style of play, great in pursuit and dominating at the line of scrimmage. Very strong at the point of attack, impossible to run on but showed such great quickness and balance that the opposition had trouble going outside on him.
28 Carlos Dunlap
DE 6-6 245 4.60 North Charleston Fort Dorchester, S.C. Florida Reminds of Mario Williams physically. Outstanding athleticism that coaches across country raved about. Great late get for Gators.
29 Brandon Saine
RB 6-1 219 4.30 Piqua, OH Ohio State Mr. Ohio of 2006 rushed for over 2,000 yards and blends a great combination of size, speed and balance.
30 Niles Paul
WR 6-1 200 4.38 Omaha North, NE Nebraska Shows All-American skills at WR and FS. An all around receiver who is strong enough to go up and snatch the ball away from DB's and also quick enough to out run them.
31 John Brantley
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QB 6-3 185 4.60 Ocala Trinity Catholic, FL Florida One of the nation's more prolific passers, showed the smarts, quick release and arm strength needed to make it, understands the game, shows courage in the pocket and is not afraid to stand in until the last second to find open receivers.
32 Eugene Clifford
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FS 6-2 190 4.45 Cincinnati Colerain, OH Ohio State Possesses all the tools needed not only to become an All-American in college but to also someday wind up playing on Sunday's. A physical ball player with terrific pass coverage skills, difference maker with big play capabilities
33 Mike Ragone
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TE 6-4 230 4.49 Camden Catholic, NJ Notre Dame He tore his ACL this winter while wrestling and has decided to sit out the year so he can come back at 100% next year. On film he's quick off the ball, blessed with great athleticism and has a desire rarely seen in a high school football player.
34 Martell Webb
TE 6-4 215 4.60 Pontiac Northern, MI Michigan The main attraction at the Michigan summer camp this past June, he played WR this season but will wind up playing TE in college. Playing on a run oriented team he still showed great hands, quick feet, downfield blocking skills
35 Lee Ziemba
OL 6-7 292 5.20 Rogers, AR Auburn A physically imposing OT with quick feet and an aggressive style of play. He recorded 92 pancake blocks as a junior and over 100 as a senior. Has what it takes to become a dominating LT in college. Did not allow a sack this year
36 Ryan Miller
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OL 6-8 280 5.10 Littleton Columbine, CO Colorado Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year after completely dominating the competition. He uses his superior size and long arms to dominate every DL he went up against. Recorded over 50 pancake blocks this season
37   Enrique Davis
RB 5-11 210 4.50 Lynn Haven Mosley, FL Auburn Very strong, the No. 1 prospect in North Florida, and an all-state senior selection.
38 Armando Allen
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RB 5-9 187 4.31 Hialeah Miami Lakes, FL Notre Dame He exploded on to the recruited scene at the U.S. Army All-American combine in January. His vision is second to none and his speed and strength are not too shabby either.
39 Tyrod Taylor
QB 6-2 200 4.50 Hampton, VA Virginia Tech Marcus Vick without the baggage. A superior talent and the most athletic QB in the country. Frank Beamer's next great quarterback.
40 Greg Little
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WR 6-3 212 4.50 Durham Hillside, NC North Carolina Perhaps the most versatile player in the country, he shows All-American skills at RB, WR, TE, FS, LB and DE.
41 LaMark Brown
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RB 6-3 215 4.40 Hazelwood West, MO Kansas State All-American skills at RB, FS and possibly even LB. This season he showed the power and speed that he is known for but also even better vision and balance then he did in 2005. A great combination of speed, strength and vision.
42 Kris O'Dowd
OL 6-5 315 5.00 Tucson Salpointe Catholic, AZ USC Plays tackle in high school but will wind up playing either guard or center in college. Did not allow a sack and graded out at close to 90% in his blocking assignments. He did a great job of finishing off his blocks
43 Lennon Creer
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RB 6-0 202 4.49 Tatum, TX Tennessee A bit of a sleeper here but not if you've seen him on film. Impressed with his overall skills. This guy can run through tackles and also has the speed to go outside. Runs hard and with good body lean and always seems to make something out of nothing
44 D'Angelo McCray
DE 6-4 260 4.65 Jacksonville Andrew Jackson, FL Illinois Proved to be almost impossible to stop once he got up a full head of steam. Uses his long arms to disengage, got excellent leverage and dominated at the point of attack. Has the burst and body control to become a dependable next level pass rusher
45 Ben Martin
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DE 6-5 225 4.60 Cincinnati LaSalle, OH Tennessee A reliable pass rusher this season. Not yet a dominating ball player but he certainly has the potential to become one. Perfectly built for the DE position, he is naturally strong, showed very good instincts and the burst to get around the corner.
46 Stephen Garcia
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QB 6-3 212 4.50 Tampa Jefferson, FL South Carolina A gamer, fine all around QB, able to make plays out of nothing showing good pocket presence and he can run himself out of trouble. He also possesses one of the strongest arms in the south. Compact, short release, gets rid of the ball in a hurry
47 Marcus Gilchrist
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CB 5-11 175 4.40 High Point Andrews, NC Clemson One of the quickest players in the country who is exceptionally agile with tremendous burst. Takes great angles to the ball, showed good ball awareness and knew what to do with the ball after he picked it off.
48 Ahmad Paige
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WR 6-3 165 4.39 Sterlington, LA Tennessee On potential there may not be a better WR prospect in the country. Tall and thin, he's been blessed with blazing speed, superior leaping ability, hands, concentration and burst.
49 Chris Rainey
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RB 5-9 170 4.30 Lakeland, FL Florida Not the biggest guy around but the most dominating player in just about every game he plays. A game breaker, explosive is his middle name and he's also blessed with great vision, surprising power and terrific instincts, great hands
50 Mike Paulus
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QB 6-5 207 4.90 Syracuse Christian Brothers, NY North Carolina It was only his second season as a starting QB but Mike has really come a long way. Good arm strength, poise, athletic ability and coolness under fire. He sees the whole field and can throw short and deep routes with accuracy.
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