2008 National Top 25

RANK TEAM TOP 100 CLASS MEMBERS CLASS COMMENTS
RANK NAME POS. HOME NOTABLE
1.
3. Julio Jones WR Foley, Ala. No. 1 in Year of the WRs
26. Alonzo Lawrence DB Lucedale, Miss. Top rankings riser in class
54. Burton Scott WR Prichard, Ala. Size, speed & confidence
69. Jerrell Harris LB Gadsden City, Ala. Hammers ball carriers
COMPLETE CLASS

The new No. 1 after taking over Notre Dame for the top spot. With the Signing Day additions of No. 3 ranked Julio Jones and No. 69 Jerrell Harris, Nick Saban and staff will be back in the National Championship hunt in no time. (Tide Recruiting Log)

2.
8. Dayne Crist QB Sherman Oaks, Calif. 2,200 passing yards as Sr.
13. Michael Floyd WR St. Paul, Minn. All-American as a junior
19. Kyle Rudolph TE Cincinnati, Ohio Exceptionally athletic TE
31. Darius Fleming LB Chicago, Ill. Could play OLB or DE
COMPLETE CLASS

Currently 11 Top 100 players in class, this is the group that adds to the Irish's pieces already in place and brings them back to their winning ways. Well-balanced group with Michael Floyd the most immediate potential superstar. (Irish Recruiting Log)

3.
15. Will Hill DB Jersey City, N.J. Makes a freshman impact
34. Brendan Beal LB Bethlehem, Pa. Best attitude of any LB
41. Omar Hunter DL Buford, Ga. Exceptional quickness for size & great balance
65. Matt Patchan OL Seffner, Fla. Long arms and great burst
COMPLETE CLASS

The Gators are back at the top of the national rankings after wearing the crown of No. 1 recruiting class last season. Following up on last year's top class with this year's No. 3 is building a championship winner in every sense. (Gators Recruiting Log)

4.
1. Terrelle Pryor QB Jeannette, Pa. Nation's top quarterback
8. Mike Adams OL Dublin, Ohio Top 0L in several years
11. Mike Brewster OL Orlando, Fla. No sacks allowed as Sr.
43. Lamaar Thomas RB Fort Washington, Md. "Flash" great in open space
COMPLETE CLASS

Landing Terrelle Pryor doesn't change much, but clearly of all the classes out there this year, the Buckeyes have the strongest top eight players. (Buckeyes Recruiting Log)

5.
7. Jermie Calhoun RB Van, Tex. Outstanding production
38. RJ Washington DL Keller, Tex. Nation's top pass rusher
39. Stephen Good OL Paris, Tex. Great attitude and size
47. Landry Jones QB Artesia, N.M. Good instincts & a cannon
COMPLETE CLASS

The Sooners made this a special class by dominating in their recruiting of the top players from North Texas. (Sooners Recruiting Log)

6.
12. A.J. Green WR Summerville, S.C. Maintained hype throughout
46. DeAngelo Tyson DL Statesboro, Ga. Brings multiple blockers
59. AJ Harmon OL/DL Louisville, Ga. All-American at both spots
COMPLETE CLASS

Got the job done in-state and landed a big score in A.J. Green from nearby South Carolina. (Bulldogs Recruiting Log)

7.
23. Nolan Brewster DB Denver, Col. Hard-hitter, son of Minnesota coach Tim
71. Aaron Williams DB Austin, Tex. Top cover-corner in state
92. Dan Buckner WR Allen, Tex. Flashed potential at All-American Bowl week
COMPLETE CLASS

Locked in top talent early in the recruiting process and maintained their commitments despite pursuit from other schools. (Longhorns Recruiting Log)

8.
18. Matt Kalil OL Anaheim, Calif. Skilled, plus brother Ryan an All-American for Trojans
27. T.J. Bryant DB Tallahassee, Fla. Receivers alert to him
33. Tyron Smith OL Moreno Valley, Calif. Athletic & body for growth
37. Nick Perry DE Detroit, Mi. Set state tackles record
COMPLETE CLASS

Top 10 recruits in class as good as anybody's. (Trojans Recruiting Log)

9.
4. Marcus Forston DL Miami, Fla. Passion for 'Canes history
5. Arthur Brown LB Wichita, Kan. Machine - chases down all
21. Marcus Robinson LB Homestead, Fla. Lightning to ball
36. Aldarius Johnson WR Miami, Fla. Great hands & body control
COMPLETE CLASS

Very good defensive class even after losing nation's top DB Pat Johnson to LSU. (Hurricanes Recruiting Log)

10.
14. DaQuan Bowers DL Bamberg, S.C. Explosive, great closing burst, legit pass rusher
60. Antoine McClain DL Anniston, Ala. PrototypicaL LB w/ potential
95. Spencer Adams DB Matthews, N.C. Hits like a ton of bricks
COMPLETE CLASS

Outstanding year in and out of state with Bowers delivering on potential more and more. Added McClain on Signing Day.(Tigers Recruiting Log)

11.
6. Nigel Bradham LB Crawfordville, Fla. Ferocious - in on every play
16. E.J. Manuel QB Virginia Beach, Va. As talented as Xavier Lee
85. Nigel Carr LB Jacksonville, Fla. Key in-state get
COMPLETE CLASS

Rebounds well after a 46th place finish in last year's national recruiting rankings. (Seminoles Recruiting Log)

12.
29. Sam McGuffie RB Cypress, Tex. Human-highlight film
44. Brandon Smith DB New Brunswick, N.J. Physical w/ cover skills
48. Boubacar Cissoko DB Detroit, Mich. Big impact under six-feet
58. Dann O'Neill OL Grand Haven, Mich. Looks thin at 6-8, 300
COMPLETE CLASS

Tough Signing Day for Wolverines but maintain most all prime commitments after coaching change. McGuffie has in fact signed after a scare that he'd re-consider, they lost a couple commitments, and didn't get a decision but are still in the hunt for No. 1 Terrelle Pryor. (Wolverines Recruiting Log)

13.
9. Pat Johnson DB Pompano Beach, Fla. Special impact talent
67. Chris Tolliver WR Rayville, La. Creates after catch
75. Jordan Jefferson QB Destrehan, La. POY in-state, JaMarcus Russell flashes
COMPLETE CLASS

Average year in-state but still landed everyone they wanted, included nation's top DB Pat Johnson. (Tigers Recruiting Log)

14.
NR MarQuies Gray QB Indianapolis, Ind. Program-changer, shined in All-American Bowl week
COMPLETE CLASS

Finishing 1-11 on season and reeling in T-20 class makes Tim Brewster and staff biggest surprise in country. (Gophers Recruiting Log)

15.
94. Graham Pocic OL Lemont, Ill. Position's best in-state
98. Jason Ford RB Belleville, Ill. Breakout senior season & late Top 100 entry
COMPLETE CLASS

Better overall than last year's Arrellious Benn-headlining class. (Illini Recruiting Log)

16.
57. Jeff Fuller WR McKinney, Tex. Sure-handed & deceptive speed
COMPLETE CLASS

Rebounded well after coaching change and brings deep 27-player class. (Aggies Recruiting Log)

17.
56. Rahim Moore DB Los Angeles, Calif. Tall, hits hard, and sticks with swift WRs
COMPLETE CLASS

Hasn't skipped a beat going from Karl Dorrell to Rick Neuheisal as head coach. (Bruins Recruiting Log)

18.
32. Ryan Williams RB Manassas, Va. Big, strong & quick
81. Vinston Painter OL Norfolk, Va. Impressive physical specimen
COMPLETE CLASS

Continues dominance in-state once again. (Hokies Recruiting Log)

19.
20. Shayne Hale LB Monroeville, Pa. NFL-ready body
24. Jon Baldwin WR/TE Aliquippa, Pa. Mismatch with versatility
96. Lucas Nix DL Pittsburgh, Pa. Blue collar & very athletic
COMPLETE CLASS

Big surprise nationally and dominated Western Pennsylvania area. (Panthers Recruiting Log)

20.
55. Kavario Middleton TE Lakewood, Wa. TE/DE All-American ability
COMPLETE CLASS

Controlled the Pacific Northwest and secured All-American Middleton from California powers. (Huskies Recruiting Log)

21.
2. Darrell Scott RB Ventura, CA Gamebreaker w/ all the skills
97. Jon Major LB Ponderosa, Col. Sideline-to-sideline playmaker & productive
COMPLETE CLASS

Best recruiting class in a good eight years and fighting Texas for No. 2 Darrell Scott. (Buffaloes Recruiting Log)

22.
NR. Jermaine Johnson OT Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More mature after year at top prep school Hargrave Military (Va.)
COMPLETE CLASS

Caught in Alabama firestorm but quietely putting together solid class with 28 players. (Tigers Recruiting Log)

23.
NR Maurice Gray DB Warner Robins, Ga. Experienced JUCO from Butler County (Kan.)
COMPLETE CLASS

Scored JUCO talent to make good combination with high school commitments. (Cowboys Recruiting Log)

24.
22. Gerell Robinson DB Chandler, Ariz. Multiple positions in HS
COMPLETE CLASS

Controlled the state and dipped into California for successful year on the trail. (Sun Devils Recruiting Log)

25.
40. Blaine Gabbert QB Ballwin, Mo. Complete QB, gifted passer & surprising speed
COMPLETE CLASS

Took advantage of BCS finish to control state for first time in long time. (Tigers Recruiting Log)