TOM LEMMING'S TOP 100 FOOTBALL RECRUITS: 1-25


Rank Photo Player Pos Ht Wt 40 Time High School Commitment Comments
1 Jimmy Clausen
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QB 6-3 210 4.70 Westlake Village Oaks Christian, CA Notre Dame One of the most ballyhooed prep football players ever, he more than lived up to his billing this season. Did a great job of reading defenses and showed that rare combination of touch and accuracy rarely seen in prep QBs.
2 Ryan Mallett
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QB 6-6 235 4.90 Texarkana Texas High, TX Michigan The prototypical pocket passer. Impressed with his arm strength, knowledge, awareness and ability to find secondary receivers. Reads well, makes very quick decisions and extremely accurate in his short passing game.
3 Marvin Austin
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DT 6-3 300 4.67 Washington D.C. Ballou North Carolina The nation's No. 1 defensive player and a prep version of Corey Simon. He weighs 300 pounds but looks around 230. Relentless pursuer with enormous strength, great motor and superior quickness and speed, mobility second to none.
4 Joe McKnight
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RB 6-0 195 4.30 River Ridge John Curtis, LA USC Ironic that Reggie Bush now plays for the Saints because Mr. McKnight of the N.O. possesses similar skills. His ability to make cuts at a high speed is what makes him different from the other top offensive stars. Naturally instinctive ball player
5 Marc Tyler
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RB 6-0 215 4.50 Westlake Village Oaks Christian, CA USC The No. 1 TB prospect has also proven to be one of the nation's finest all-around ball players. After watching senior film I believe he has All-American ability at TB and LB.
6 Chris Gallipo
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IL 6-2 235 4.60 Anaheim Servite, CA USC One of the more productive defensive players in the nation. A sideline to sideline banger and a leader both on and off the field. Army Bowl MVP.
7 Noel Devine
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RB 5-8 175 4.30 North Ft. Myers, Fl. West Virginia Ranks with McKnight as one of the two most exciting players in the country. He averaged over 10 yds per carry and explosive should be his middle name. Grades could be an issue.
8 John Clay
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RB 6-2 222 4.40 Racine Washington Park, WI Wisconsin The nation's premier big back. The state of Wisconsin has produced some great TB's over the past 20 years and none better than Mr. Clay. Has a running style similar to Eric Dickerson.
9 Arrelious Benn
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WR 6-2 210 4.40 Washington D.C. Dunbar Illinois This season he's been double-teamed most of the year and although stats are down, has still proven one of the country's most exciting. Senior year caught 56 passes for 1,036 yds and 9 TDs averaging 20 yds per catch.
10 Josh Oglesby
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OT 6-8 310 5.20 Milwaukee St. Francis, WI Wisconsin In his seventh game this year he suffered an ACL tear and missed the rest of the year. I had him on my television show a week later and he looked none the worst for wear. He should be at 100% next fall when he is playing for the Wisconsin Badgers.
11 Eric Berry
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CB 5-11 194 4.33 Fairburn Creekside, GA Tennessee Played mainly QB the past two years but the No. 1 cover corner in nation. This season proved to be a difference maker at QB showing great speed, instincts and the ability to make the big play. Great week at corner in San Antonio.
12 Everson Griffen
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DE 6-4 265 4.55 Avondale Agua Fria, AZ USC He's a big, muscular kid with super strength and unusual quickness. Blessed with a quick first step, superior balance, good job of fighting off double and sometimes triple teams, impressed with his pursuit angles.
13 Martez Wilson
DE 6-4 232 4.58 Chicago Simeon, IL Illinois More impressed with him at the WR position than at DE. A sure-handed receiver, explosive speed, great leaping ability and can run with the ball after catch. Natural pass rusher, not a real aggressive ball player but big athleticism
14 Major Wright
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FS 6-2 195 4.47 Ft. Lauderdale Aquinas, FL Florida The hardest hitting defensive player in the country. A prep version of Ronnie Lott and the nation's #1 FL prospect. Levels a ball carrier like no one's business. Great anticipation, burst and instincts.
15 Caleb King
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RB 5-11 196 4.32 Norcross Greater Atlanta Christian, GA Georgia Superior vision, speed, balance, strength and instincts and proved that one defender cannot bring him down. He is definitely one of the country's more complete backs.
16 Terrance Toliver
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WR 6-5 190 4.45 Hempstead, TX LSU If you are looking for the ideal WR prospect then look no further than Mr. Toliver. He's been blessed with great height, strong hands, brilliant speed and terrific athletic ability. This season he averaged close to 20 yards per catch.
17 Torrey Davis
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DT 6-4 284 4.90 Seffner Armwood, FL Florida A big guy who played mainly DE this season but will wind up at the DT position in college Has just about as much potential as Marvin Austin. Very good leverage, balance, fights doubles and used his hands well to shed blockers.
18 Chris Donald
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LB 6-3 218 4.47 Huntington, TN Tennessee Proved junior year was no fluke. He was like lightning to the ball, outran most backs and plays from sideline to sideline. Shows very good recognition skills in coverage and against the run. Has the kind of burst to the QB that pass rushers dream of.
19 Tray Allen
OL 6-4 290 5.30 South Grand Prairie, TX Texas The most athletic big guy in Texas, he played LT this season but will wind up playing OG in college. Impressed with his quickness, strength at the point of attack and overall athletic ability. Graded out at 90% in his blocking
20 John Chiles
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WR 6-2 195 4.40 Mansfield Summit, TX Texas One of the five most elusive players in the country, played QB and showed outstanding running skills, a decent arm and tremendous ability in the open field. A strong athlete with a great change of direction and brilliant instincts offensively
21 Aaron Hernandez
TE 6-4 238 4.60 Bristol Central, CT Florida Prolific receiver with good speed, great hands, concentration and he proved to be natural receiver with game breaking capabilities. He is also a D-I DE but better suited to play TE at the next level. Broke national record with 1,807 receiving yards
22 Gerald Jones
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RB 6-0 190 4.40 Oklahoma City Millwood, OK Tennessee Running ability is second to none. A superior open field runner with great vision, balance and surprising power. Could become a difference maker at RB but also with long arms, height, burst and aggressiveness, will rank as one of premier CB prospects
23 Jarrett Lee
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QB 6-2 200 4.70 Brenham, TX LSU One of the nation's premier signal callers, has super strong arm, very accurate passer, shows composure under pressure and ability to make the big play. Very comfortable in the pocket but also has the running skills to cause trouble when flushed.
24 Allen Bailey
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IL 6-3 255 4.79 Darien McIntosh Co., GA Miami Would prefer to play ILB in college but may be better suited to play DT. A physical specimen who already looks like he belongs in the NFL, aggressive and explosive hitter on defense with sideline to sideline ability, redirects with the best of them.
25 Will Korn
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QB 6-2 205 4.50 Duncan Byrnes, SC Clemson One of the nation's more complete QB prospects. Impressed with his ability to stay in the pocket until the last second, showed very good running skills and ability to come off the turf and compete.
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