April 6, 2006
By Tom Lemming
CSTV Recruiting Editor
Tom is CSTV's college football recruiting analyst, and writes for CSTV.com regularly. E-mail here!
· QB Matt Stafford, Georgia
Stafford is a mid-term graduate, so he's already working his way into the offense down in
With star quarterback D.J. Shockley having graduated, look for
· WR Percy Harvin,
Chad Jackson's leaving the Gators early opens the door for Harvin -- the high school Reggie Bush of this past season -- to see a lot of action right away. Look for the Virginia Beach Landstown product to make a considerable impact as a true freshman.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound streak of lightning was one of the nation's top prepsters at either the wide receiver or cornerback seasons throughout last season. Harvin has been blessed with blinding speed, great body control, fluid movements and exceptional timing. A difference-maker on offense with a great burst, Harvin has the ability to develop into a gamebreaking-type talent as a true freshman and could, like Charles Woodson, wind up seeing plenty of action on both offense and defense.
· OL Andre Smith,
Rarely would I pick a lineman to make an impact as a first-year player, but the fleet-footed Smith was the premier offensive lineman in the country and is headed to a school that needs help at that position after the Crimson Tide lost entire chunks of their line to graduation.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound product of Birmingham Huffman has demonstrated extraordinary quickness, balance, strength and a take-no-prisoners attitude against opponents both great and small. It didn't matter, he steamrolled them all. Smith is the best drive blocker I saw during my travels last year, but he also showed the very quick setup, mobility, balance and technique requisite of an exceptional pass blocker. Andre is in a class by himself.
· ILB Micah
Johnson is an inside linebacker that could end up on the defensive line immediately for the Wildcats. The
When the 6-foot-2, 275-pound
· QB Mitch Mustain,
Right away, the
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound signal-caller throws a wonderful deep ball and fires with a great velocity. His ability to run and scramble, to find secondary receivers and buy time while waiting for his wideouts to get open, has led me to think of him as a Tom Brady who can run.