North Carolina Top 30

After a long season with many twists and turn, we have evaluated film, spoken with many coaches, and finally we have the top players in the area.

1. Marque Hall 6-5/270/4.80 OL  Forest Hills HS Last: 2

Marque Hall

The ability of Marque Hall is evident on both sides of the ball.  He is a run stuffing defensive tackle, but his true talent is apparent on the offensive side as he could possibly block his size of the ball by himself.  Hall moves very well for his size and hits like a tons of bricks.  He moves into the top spot after losing 60 pounds and becoming a monster to stop.


Marque Hall Film

2. Demario Pressley 6-4/290/4.97 DT  Dudley HS Last: 1

Explosion and strength from snap of the ball to the tackling of the ball carrier sets Demario Pressley as one of the top player in the region regardless of position.  The upside of the mammoth defensive tackle is immeasurable while he will also present an immediate impact to whatever college team is fortunate enough to catch him.

Demario Pressley Film 1, 2

3. Andre Brown 6-2/211/4.48 RB  J.H. Rose HS Last: 4

Brown has everything that a team could want from the running back position - speed, size, and power.  That said, he is not necessarily right for the position but earns the number four ranking solely based on his athletic potential at any of about four positions - running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and safety.

Andre Brown Film 1, 2, 3

4. George Bell 5-11/225/4.43 RB  Jack Britt HS Last: 3

The knee injury which took out George Bell in the third game of last season could have sidelined him for good.  That hurt his stature in the eye of college recruiters everywhere until they saw, and we saw that he was well on the way to recover.  Bell's speed, power, vision, and ability to follow blockers unquestionably leads to an excellent potential at the position.

George Bell Film

5. Trimane Goddard 5-10/170/4.40 CB  Roanoke HS Last: 6

The fact that teams are recruiting Goddard at four different positions show just how versatile he is on the field.  Goddard could play quarterback, running back,  or wide receiver, but pound for pound, Goddard could be the hardest hitting player in the state of North Carolina.

Trimane Goddard Film 1, 2

6. Jamaal Edwards 6-0/200/4.40 RB  Dudley HS Last: 5

Speed, agility, and toughness define running back Jamaal Edwards.  Certainly he looks like a college running back, and even TheInsiders national analyst Jamie Newberg likes Jamaal better than George Bell.  Edwards can reach full speed on his second step, hitting the hole with amazing force for his size.

Jamaal Edwards Film 1, 2, 3

7. Gerard Miller 6-4/255/4.70  DE  West Craven HS Last: 11

Gerard Miller

With a motor that never stops, Miller has become a force on the football field.  Some high school coaches call him the best defensive lineman in the state, which has several good ones.

Gerard Miller Film 1

8. Jamar Adams 6-3/180/4.50 S  Butler HS Last: 8

Jamar Adams

For a prospect of his size, Adams moves very will in coverage.  He has really worked on mechanics, and appears to move on air when backpedaling.  He is also not afraid to come up and smack someone on a running play.  Adams has made the biggest move of the month based on his dedication to the game, and many new schools are taking interest in him. 

Jamar Adams Film

9. Rod Council 5-11/175/4.50 CB  West Charlotte HS Last: 7

Council was arguably the best cover corner at combines over teh summerof those, locking down receivers at the Nike camp and showing great agility at the Shrine Bowl combine.  Some major schools had Council as their number one player at his position in the country.

Rod Council Film

10. Hilee Taylor 6-3/200/4.45 LB  Scotland County HS Last: 10

Hilee Taylor

Taylor has, this season alone, played three different positions on defense so that his team can take advantage of what college recruiters loved the most - his speed.  Taylor, who ran a 4.4 40 at a combine over the summer, is able to turn that speed into a heat seeking missile and makes great plays all the time

 Hilee Taylor Film 1, 2, 3

Best of the Rest:
11. Kenneth Harris 6-4/195/4.50 WR  Cherryville HS Last: NR
12. Dennis Marsh 6-4/275/4.80 DT  NE Guilford HS Last: 13
13. Andrew Pearman 5-9/162/4.30 WR  Providence HS Last: 9
14. Jamar Bryant 6-3/193/4.60 WR  Richmond Co. HS Last: 15
15. Chase Bullock 6-3/223/4.50 LB  Northern Durham HS Last: 16
16. Dannell Ellerbe 6-2/190/4.40 S  Richmond Co. HS Last: 19
17. Jeremy Thompson 6-5/235/4.64 DE  Charlotte Christian HS Last: 12
18. Martel Thatch 6-2/180/4.40  S  Dudley HS Last: 14
19. Albert Ashcraft 6-3/190/4.50 S  Monroe HS Last: 17
20. Kevin Bradley 6-2/227/4.57 LB  71st HS Last: 20
21. John McEachin 5-10/175/4.52 RB  Trinity HS Last: 25
22. Quentin Cotton 6-4/215/4.75 LB  WS Glenn HS Last: 22
23. Kentwan Balmer 6-5/250/4.80 DE  Weldon HS Last: 24
24. Chase Rice 6-3/200/4.50 S  AC Reynolds HS Last: 21
25. Lemarte McGhee 6-6/280/5.00 DE  Person HS Last: 18
26. Paul Crews 6-0/172/4.43 CB  Northern Vance HS Last: 23
27. Antonio Miller 6-1/185/4.50 QB  Olympic HS Last: 26
28. Brandon Drumgoole 6-6/220/4.81 DE  Ragsdale HS Last:NR
29. Jadarian Moore 6-1/215/4.75 QB  East Gaston HS Last: 29
30. Jon Terry 6-4/315/5.20 OL  Ragsdale HS Last: 30

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