STUDENT SPORTS RECRUITING RACE
Stud: QB Vincent Young- Student Sports National Player of the Year.
Sleeper: Tough to find one in this class but defensive back Mathew Melton has excellent size and speed.
2. OHIO STATE
Stud: OL Derek Morris- Could be the nation's top offensive lineman and has unlimited potential.
Sleeper: QB Troy Smith- Everyone will be talking about Justin Zwick but Smith out threw him every day at the Student Sports Elite 11.
Stud: ATH Devin Hester- A top five player nationally who was the MVP of the CaliFlorida Bowl.
Sleeper: DL Baraka Atkins- Excellent pass rusher who is also very good against the run.
4. FLORIDA STATE
Stud: RB Lorenzo Booker- The nation's top player who shocked the world by choosing the Noles at the last minute.
Sleeper: WR John Harris- Lit it up at the Nike Camp in Georgia where he was the top wide out in attendance.
Stud: RB Gerald Riggs- The total package of size, speed and power.
Sleeper: DB Jonathan Wade- Ran a 4.40 at the Nike Camp in Baton Rouge and has great quuckness.
Stud: TE Marcedes Lewis- The nation's top tight end, has all the tools to play right away.
Sleeper: DL C.J Niusulu- Big, physical tackle who has great quickness off the ball.
Stud: DB Aaron Miller- The top cover corner on the West Coast and leads a great DB class.
Sleeper: TE Lanear Nixon- Had a great week of practice during the CaliFlorida Bowl.
Stud: Kai Parham- Could be the nation's best linebacker and will play immediately next year.
Sleeper: RB Jason Snelling- Nice package of size and speed and could also play in the secondary.
Stud: OL Max Jean Gilles- The top offensive lineman in Florida and a dominating player.
Sleeper: RB Reshard Dudley- Was hurt most of the year but when healthy is a top 100 player.
Stud: DB Darnell Bing- Has the size of a linebacker and will anchor his schools 4X100m relay team.
Sleeper: LB Oscar Lua- Came out of nowhere and could be the top linebacker on the West.
Stud: OL Gabe Watson- Will dominate on either side of the ball early in his career.
Sleeper: RB Pierre Rembert- Has good size and speed and a nose for the end zone.
12. NOTRE DAME
Stud: WR Rhema McKnight- Has all the tools including excellent size, speed and hands.
Sleeper: DB Jake Carney- Great speed who could also see action returning punts and kicks.
13. SOUTH CAROLINA
Stud: LB Ricardo Hurley- A top five national linebacker with prototype size and speed.
Sleeper: RB Kenny Irons- Has natural running back skills and great feet.
Stud: DB Donald Burgs- Excellent cover skills and ran a 4.48 in the 40 at the Nike Camp in Texas.
Sleeper: TE Josesph Klopenstein- Tore up the Nike Camp in Oregon running a 4.48 in the 40 with a 33 inch vertical leap.
15. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Stud: DB Darren Williams- A top five safety nationally who could see early playing time next year.
Sleeper: QB Justin Tyler- Talented signal caller has good size and arm strength.
Stud: WR Benjamin Obomanu- Could be the top player in Alabama and has great speed.
Sleeper: LB Kevis Burman- Has prototype size for a linebacker to go along with 4.5 speed in the 40.
17. TEXAS A&M
Stud: QB Reggie McNeal- Could be the nation's best running quarterback.
Sleeper: DB Courtney Lewis- A lockdown corner with legit 4.4 speed in the 40.
Stud: QB Isaiah Stanback- Has a great arm and is one of the nation's best athletes.
Sleeper: OL Clayton Walker- Two Pac 10 coaches felt Walker was the best offensive lineman in the West.
19. PENN STATE
Stud: OL Mark Farris- Big, physical lineman who is a top 10 player nationally at his position.
Sleeper: ATH Tim Shaw- Has freakish combination of size and athletic ability .
Stud: ATH Skyler Green- Explosive athlete who could play a number of positions for the Tigers.
Sleeper: DB Vernon Russell- Clocked a 4.44 in the 40 at the Nike Camp in Baton Rouge.
Stud: RB Ciatrick Faison- Has all the tools to excel at the college level and beyond.
Sleeper: OL Randy Hand- One of the best offensive lineman in the South.
22. ARIZONA STATE
Stud: WR Terry Richardson- Good speed and is one of the most polished wide outs on the West.
Sleeper: DE Nick Johnson- Has a college body already and with coaching could be scary.
23. MICHIGAN STATE
Stud: RB David Richard- Big and fast and with T.J Duckett gone, could be the man next year.
Sleeper: OL Nate Weber- Versatile lineman who could play all three positions on the line.
24. KANSAS STATE
Stud: RB Daniel Davis- Big time JUCO talent who will make an impact from day one next year.
Sleeper: DB Randy Jordan- Another talented JC player who could see early action next season.
25. VIRGINIA TECH
Stud: QB Marcus Vick- High school coach says Marcus is further along than his older brother Michael was at the same stage.
Sleeper: DB Jimmy Williams- Has the size and speed to be a difference maker down the road.
Stud: WR Chris Baker - The Hogs signed the standout receiver and RB Dedric Poole, keeping the top two prospects in Arkansas home
Sleeper: WR David Thompson - 6-foot-2 with 4.4 speed and a 38-inch vertical jump, enough said
Stud: DB Justin Miller - Didn't get much press in Owensboro (Kent.) but Miller has the speed and ability to be an All-ACC player soon
Sleeper: DB Larrey "Buddy" Williams - Overshadowed by high school teammates Pat Watkins and Greg Threat, but just as talented
Stud: LB Berkeley Hutchinson - Top player in New Jersey wants to help build a winner in Piscataway
Sleeper: LB/RB Brian Leonard - Smalltown star from upstate New York has huge upside at 6-1, 210 with 4.4 speed
Stud: RB Mario Whitney - Each program on the rise needs a player to build around, and Whitney is just that for Mizzou
Sleeper: QB/Ath Brandon Coleman - Gary Pinkel found a gem in this 6-4, 200 pound athlete from North Miami (Fla.)
Stud: QB Ben Olson - The top QB at the Elite 11 Camp, Olson should flourish in Gary Crowton's system
Sleeper: RB Thomas Stancil - Not the biggest back, but as quick as they come and catches the ball well out of the backfield
Stud: QB Trent Edwards - The most accurate passer in the nation should have fun playing in Buddy Teaven's pass happy offense
Sleeper: LB Mike Silva - His brother Billy is a standout at Northwestern and we expect Mike to be a similar player for the Cardinal
32. NC STATE
Stud: CB A.J. Davis - The Wolfpack stole this Hot 100 DB away from Tobacco Road rival UNC on Signing Day
Sleeper: RB T.A. McLendon - Hard to think someone who set the career high school TD record would be under recruited, but McLendon was - lucky for NC State
Stud: QB Ryan O'Hara - The quickest feet of any 6-6 QB that we can remember
Sleeper: OL Kili Lefotu - Could also double as the stud, but no one knows about him - they will next year when he's in the starting lineup
34. FRESNO STATE
Stud: LB Ryan Powdrell - How many years has Fresno signed the top LB on the West Coast, as they did this year with Powdrell?
Sleeper: WR/DB Jaron Fairman - Smooth player who makes the toughest catches look routine with his leaping ability and great hands
Stud: LB Elliot Goode - Physical linebacker who doesn't just tackle ball carriers, he destroys them
Sleeper: WR Brandon White - Talented 6-3, 175 pounder from Palm Beach who went generally unnoticed this year due to the abundance of great WR prospect in Florida
Stud: QB Orlando Evans - One of the nation's top JC quarterbacks, Evans' versatility is a perfect fit in Ralph Friedgen's multiple offense
Sleeper: RB J.P. Humber - 6-1, 205 pound back from Florida who had a huge start to his senior year before an injury
Stud: LB Cyrus Garrett - Wavered in his commitment early on, but the Illini were able to hold onto the prized instate prospect
Sleeper: WR Franklin Payne - Small school star from Tennessee with big-time ability
Stud: RB Damien Rhodes - At 6-1, 195 pounds, has the speed to run outside and the power to gain the tough yards inside
Sleeper: LB Kelvin Smith - The speedy linebacker that Syracuse looks for to make plays on the Carrier Dome's fast turf
Stud: RB David Horne - The top recruit in Nebraska this year, Horne turned down Notre Dame, Michigan and Colorado to play for the Huskers
Sleeper: WB Ronnie Smith - Lightning quick scatback who will be a Bobby Newcombe-type player for NU in the near future
Stud: DE Chris Herring - Top 100 type talent who also tripped to LSU, Georgia and Florida
Sleeper: RB Jamal Pittman - Late bloomer who tallied 3,300 yards rushing and 38 TDs as a senior
Stud: QB Tyler Palko - One of the nation's top QBs who should compete for "PT" immediately
Sleeper: WR Billy Gaines - Fastest player at any of the Nike Camps with back-to-back 4.2 clockings
42. OKLAHOMA STATE
Stud: DT Lance Carson - Former KU Jayhawk who flirted with Colorado before inking with the Pokies
Sleeper: LB Maurice Runnels - 4.5 speed at 220 pounds mean trouble for Big XII running backs
Stud: DT Haloti Ngata - Nation's top defensive prospect spurned BYU on Signing Day in favor of the Ducks
Sleeper: ATH Anthony Trucks - Not many players who could double up at WR or LB in college, but Trucks is one with his strength and speed
Stud: DL Kyle Tatum - Quick big man could be a player at either end or tackle for the Tide
Sleeper: OL Grant Dickey - Dennis Franchione used his Texas connections to land this Lone Star State prospect
45. BOSTON COLLEGE
Stud: DB William Blackmon - A great player in coverage who can also do some good things with the ball in his hands
Sleeper: DB Larry Anam - Should team with Blackmon to make BC's secondary much improved in the year's to come
46. WASHINGTON STATE
Stud: WR Sammy Moore - Was one of the top high school players in Arizona two years ago and should contribute immediately for Wazzu
Sleeper: DE Adam Braidwood - Big Canadien should continue the Cougars lineage of fine pass rushers
Stud: OL Chris Felder - For the second straight year the Hawkeyes sign the state's top prospect
Sleeper: WR Calvin Davis - Great athlete who had offers early despite not playing as a junior
48. IOWA STATE
Stud: RB Stevie Hicks - Not very often that a team can steal a talented Nebraskan away from the Cornhuskers, but ISU did with Hicks
Sleeper: QB Austin Flynn - Accurate passer with deceptive speed who should develop into a solid college QB
Stud: DL Loren Howard - One of the West's top DLs who had offers from everybody before choosing NU
Sleeper: WR Brandon Horn - Has the game and the physical ability to step in and contribute from day one
50. OREGON STATE
Stud: WR James Finley - Has size, speed and attitude to be an impact newcomer for the Beavers at a thin position
Sleeper: DB Kellen Marshall - 4.4 speedster from Nevada who has great potential at cornerback once he learns the position