National Hot 100 team compiled by Jamie Newberg and Allen Wallace. TheInsiders.com also has video highlights on all 100 prospects, something that has never been done in this industry. Who is the nation's top overall prospect?"> National Hot 100 team compiled by Jamie Newberg and Allen Wallace. TheInsiders.com also has video highlights on all 100 prospects, something that has never been done in this industry. Who is the nation's top overall prospect?">

TheInsiders Releases National Hot 100

TheInsiders.com is proud to announce its June <a href="http://recruiting.theinsiders.com/3/2005_fb_national_100.html"> National Hot 100</a> team compiled by Jamie Newberg and Allen Wallace. TheInsiders.com also has video highlights on all 100 prospects, something that has never been done in this industry. Who is the nation's top overall prospect?

Derrick Williams, a lightning fast receiver, cornerback and kick returner from Greenbelt (Md.) Roosevelt High School, leads the way as the TheInsiders.com unveiled its first release of its National Hot 100 list for the Class of 2005.

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TheInsiders.com also announced that it has adjusted its individual player rankings. The top 50 prospects in the country will receive five stars while Nos. 51 though 250 will receive four stars and Nos. 251 through 750 will receive three stars. Currently, all the five stars have been assigned and about half the four stars. Over the next week or so more stars will be assigned.

Another change to TheInsiders.com is player video and this season the network did what no one has ever done before - releasing highlights of every prospect on its inaugural National Hot 100.

"Having video on all Hot 100 prospects is unprecedented in this business at this juncture (June) of the recruiting season," said Jamie Newberg, national recruiting analyst for TheInsiders. "No one has ever accomplished this. No one. I think this truly shows that this recruiting team is extremely dedicated to the job. Our entire team contributed to this and this is obviously a big part of the evaluation process. The other part is scouting these players at camps, our MSL combines and games. We take great pride in scouting in every kind of capacity as many prospects as we can in any way we can. It's not blind analysis. I am proud on our team and we undoubtedly have the best recruiting team in the business."

TheInsiders.com National Hot 100 was compiled by Newberg and Allen Wallace. Newberg and Wallace evaluated film, consulted college coaches from coast to coast, as well as TheInsiders.com recruiting team.

WR Derrick Williams
Williams, 6-foot and 193 pounds, is one of the country's fastest players who is projected to star on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and cornerback and return kicks. So if there was one consensus among the coaches it was Williams.

"More college coaches think Derrick Williams is the nation's No. 1 prospect than any other recruit," said Wallace, national recruiting analyst for TheInsiders. "He's a versatile playmaker, blessed with fantastic speed and elusiveness. He was described by some recruiters as ‘the real deal with unreal speed'… ‘absolutely fantastic'… ‘he has great moves and hips'… ‘more explosive than anyone else in the class'.

"Derrick also has excellent hands, is well put together physically and also has a good head on his shoulders. Not just a straight-line runner, Derrick is expected to perform as a wide receiver in college but could also help out at other skill positions and on special teams."

Williams narrowly edged out defensive tackle Callahan Bright from Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Harriton High School. Bright takes the No. 2 overall spot and currently is the nation's No. 1 rated defensive prospect. He's 6-2 and 315 pounds and he plays both on the defensive and offensive lines.

DT Callahan Bright
"You could make a great case for Callahan as the nation's top recruit," Newberg said. "He's one of the most athletic defensive tackles I have seen in the 13 years I have covered recruiting. Besides football he has played lacrosse, wrestle and throw the shot put. Not only is he athletic, he's incredibly strong and has superior speed and quickness for a big man. Bright is also nasty and has a great motor on every down."

QB Ryan Perrilloux
Checking in at No. 3 is the nation's top-rated quarterback recruit, Ryan Perrilloux from Reserve (La.) East Saint John's High School. It is not a particularly great year for quarterbacks. but Perrilloux has good enough talent to be a standout in any season.

"To me Perrilloux is Tim Couch that year. Perrilloux has the same athletic ability and a big-league arm. He has a great feel in pocket for pressure and is a tremendous leader. And without question he has more upside than any other QB in the nation from what we have seen so far."

Another signal caller enters the Hot 100 at No. 10 overall. That quarterback is Mark Sanchez from Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School.

WR Patrick Turner from Madison (Tn.) Goodpasture High School. Rouse is No. 4 overall and Turner is No. 9. Wallace loves the upside and the talent of both of these big wide receiver prospects.

"Fred Rouse has superior leaping ability and terrific hands," Wallace said. "He's also got excellent size (6-3, 187). Patrick Turner is an awesome athlete who adjusts to the ball so well and is very competitive. Turner is also very elusive with the catch and has exceptional hands. He is also very polished at this stage."

For the third consecutive year, the top cornerback in the land is from Cleveland (Ted Ginn (Ohio State). This year it's Jamario O'Neal and he just may be the best of the bunch, according to Newberg.

CB Jamario O'Neal
"It's scary how this has happened for three years in a row," Newberg said. "But it has and this kid O'Neal is a freak athlete like Ginn and I mean that in a good way. He has every imaginable intangible to be an incredible player at next level and could do it at multiple positions but we project him as a cornerback right now. O'Neal just edged out Justin King (No. 7 overall) from Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway High School at that position for our top spot. They are both terrific athletes with great speed but I like the fact that Jamario is a bigger and stronger."

Speaking of size and strength, TheInsiders.com's No. 1 rated offensive line prospect is Eugene Monroe from Plainsfield (N.J.). Monroe comes in at No.5 overall and this is a prospect that everyone in the country is sky-high on.

OL Eugene Monroe
"Eugene Monroe ‘is the closest thing to a lineman in this class who could actually be drafted right out of high school straight into the NFL' proclaimed one college coach to me," Wallace said. "He's a totally dominant player and is a likely first round NFL draft choice if he continues to develop. Listed at 6-7 and 320 pounds, Eugene is a giant athlete who excels as both a run and pass blocker. He's got long arms and a mean streak as well. He also plays the game with superior toughness."

LB Tray Blackmon from LaGrange (Ga.) were the two considered for the top spot at this position.

"This was tight because there were several under consideration," Newberg said. "Brown is a true middle inside linebacker with great size and good speed. I love the fact that he's a sideline-to-sideline guy, can rush the passer and drop in coverage. Brown's an every down linebacker that plays with high intensity on every play."

TE DajLeon Farr
Blackmon and tight end DajLeon Farr just missed out on being named in the top 10. Blackmon and Farr were slotted at No. 11 and No. 12 respectively and these prospects could certainly move into the top 10 after a good season next fall.

"They certainly could," said Newberg. "Blackmon is arguably the most explosive defensive player this season even though he's a tad undersized right now to play linebacker. Meanwhile I think Farr is one of the best overall athletes period. He doesn't get the opportunity to catch many passes so it's real hard to get a read on his hands. But what we have seen is simply outstanding. This kid has as much upside as anyone."

As far as the running back position is concerned four find themselves in the top 20 overall – Antone Smith [Pahokee (Fla.) – No. 17], and Kevin Grady [East Grand Rapids (Mi.) – No. 19].

DE Averell Spicer
The nation's No. 1 safety is Kenny Phillips [Miami (Fla.) Carol City – No. 15] while the country's No. 1 defensive end is Averell Spicer from [Rancho Cucamonga (Ca.) – No. 18].

This is a deep year for linebackers, as 16 made TheInsiders.com Hot 100 while only five quarterbacks made the list. Of the five quarterbacks, Duke.

TheInsiders.com will re-evaluate and adjust the National Hot 100 multiple times through the course of the year.

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