TheInsiders.com state rankings for Pennsylvania, Kansas and New Mexico. One week down and one to go, as TheInsiders.com unveiled 23 state rankings this past week. Next week we will finish them off, starting with Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota and Nevada coming on Monday."> TheInsiders.com state rankings for Pennsylvania, Kansas and New Mexico. One week down and one to go, as TheInsiders.com unveiled 23 state rankings this past week. Next week we will finish them off, starting with Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota and Nevada coming on Monday.">

Bright Player Tops Rankings

Here are <a href="http://recruiting.theinsiders.com/3/2005_StateRankings.html">TheInsiders.com state rankings</a> for Pennsylvania, Kansas and New Mexico. One week down and one to go, as TheInsiders.com unveiled 23 state rankings this past week. Next week we will finish them off, starting with Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota and Nevada coming on Monday.

Justin King. Bright, from Bryn Mawr Harriton High School is the nation's top defensive tackle and number two prospect overall. King, from Monroeville Gateway High School, is the nation's number two rated cornerback and the number seven prospect overall. They are both special talents. "Bright is also a rare type of athlete," said Bob Lichtenfels, East Recruiting Analyst for TheInsiders.com. "He is exceptionally strong and mobile for his size. He may be one of the best defensive linemen to ever come out of the Keystone State. King (right) has the ability to take control of a game. He has Ted Ginn, Jr. (last years TheInsiders.com player of the year that signed with Ohio State) like ability except he's bigger, stronger, and more physical. He's the type of athlete when you watch him you just know you are witnessing greatness."

The state is typically loaded, especially at a few certain positions according to Lichtenfels. The only depth is exceptionally deep and the quantity running backs is not too far behind."

Nick Stringer (left) are also three star prospects from the state of Kansas.

Last season the state of New Mexico produced one of the nation's finest defensive linemen in Aaron Lewis (right) from Albuquerque La Cueva High School. And like Branch, Lewis is leaving the state for the University of Texas.

"Examining the crop of talent in the state of New Mexico this year reveals a good year for lineman and plenty of athletes," said Southwest Recruiting Analyst Andrew Friedman. However, four of my top five can be found in the city of Albuquerque. And to go one step further, three of my top five hail from one high school, Albuquerque La Cueva, including my number one pick Aaron Lewis."

Coming on Monday, TheInsiders.com state rankings Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota and Nevada.



2004 TheInsiders.com Preseason State Rankings



Miller Safrit contributed to this report.

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