When wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham makes his decision on which team will get his signed Letter of Intent, all eyes will be on the No. 1 recruit in the country. While we wait on Mr. Green-Beckham, let's take a quick look at what some former Scout prospects—ranked No. 1 in each year's Top 300—have done and where they are now.
2002: Lorenzo Booker, running back, Florida State.
2,389 rushing yards, 995 receiving yards. Drafted in 3rd round of 2007 NFL Draft by Miami. Traded to Minnesota in 2008, waived in 2009. Signed with Harford Colonials (UFL) in August, 2010, signed with Minnesota Vikings in December 2010.
2005: Mark Sanchez, quarterback, USC
Played all 13 games of 2008 throwing for 3,207 yards, 34 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and Rose Bowl MVP. Declared early for the 2009 NFL Draft. New York Jets traded first, second round selections and three players (Cleveland) to draft Sanchez as the fifth overall selection in the first round.
2006: Chris "Beanie" Wells, running back, Ohio State
Wells rushed for 222 yards against Michigan, 1,609 total yards in his sophomore year. His junior year saw another 1,000+ yards production. Named to 2010 All-Big Ten First Team. Wells was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals as the 31st pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
2007: Everson Griffen, defensive end, USC
Played as a true freshman at USC. Honored by multiple outlets as a Freshman All-American. 2008 saw him as All-Pac-10 honorable mention and in 2009 was named to All-Pac-10 Second Team. Declared early for 2010 NFL Draft. Drafted by Minnesota as 100th pick in the fourth round. Was arrested twice in three days on separate charges of public intoxication and driving with an invalid license, fleeing from an officer (who reportedly tasered Griffen)
2008: Terrelle Pryor, quarterback, Ohio State
Led Ohio State to three straight Big Ten titles. Rose Bowl MVP and Sugar Bowl MVP. Pryor was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after the NCAA determined he had received illegal benefits. Pryor subsequently left the team and entered the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft where he was signed to a four-year contract by the Oakland Raiders.
2009: Bryce Brown, running back, Tennessee
Brown was on the Tennessee football team for one year amassing 460 rushing yards before deciding to transfer to another school. Head coach Derek Dooley would not release Brown from his scholarship, so Brown transferred to Kansas State but was responsible for financial responsibility. Brown sat out 2010 as part of the one year "sitting out period" mandated by the NCAA. In 2011, he rushed for 16 yards in three games and reportedly left Kansas State. Brown has entered his name as an early entrant for the 2012 NFL Draft.
2010: Seantrel Henderson, offensive tackle, Miami
Henderson originally committed and signed with USC but changed his mind after the NCAA sanctioned USC with a two-year post season ban and scholarship reductions over three years Henderson signed with Miami after USC released him from his scholarship. Henderson collected numerous All-freshman honors in 2010. Henderson had back surgery and missed three games recovering from the surgery but then hurt his right knee in November.
2011: Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end, South Carolina
Clowney played in every game of his freshman season. In his second game against Georgia, Clowney had two sacks. Two weeks later, he recorded another two sacks against Vanderbilt. 2011 stats: eight sacks, 37 tackles.