The Class of 2002: The Top 25 Senior Football Players At Each Position
1. Vincent Young Madison, Houston TX 6-5 200-Texas
Student Sports National POY has great athletic ability with a strong arm.
2. Trent Edwards Los Gatos CA 6-4 185-Stanford
Deadly accurate with quickest release around.
3. Ben Olson Thousand Oaks CA 6-5 205-BYU
Physically gifted QB was the star of the Elite 11 Camp.
4. Tyler Palko West Allegheny, Imperial PA 6-2 210-Pittsburgh
Could play as a true freshman because of work ethic and competitiveness.
5. Gavin Dickey Lincoln, Tallahassee FL 6-0 190-Florida
Boasts as strong an arm as anyone in the country.
6. Reggie McNeal Lufkin TX 6-3 190-Texas A&M
Tremendous athlete who led his team to a state title.
7. Marcus Vick Warwick, Newport News VA 6-0 185-Virginia Tech
Has the same explosive ability as brother Michael, the Falcons quarterback.
8. James Banks Ben Davis, Indianapolis IN 6-2 195-Tennessee
The dual-threat quarterback every college is looking for.
9. Matt Gutierrez De La Salle, Concord CA 6-4 210-Michigan
Played his best in the biggest games.
10. Isaiah Stanback Garfield, Seattle WA 6-3 195-Washington
Fits mold of modern day quarterback who can run and pass equally well.
11. Drew Olson Piedmont CA 6-2 190-UCLA
Has a chance to earn starting job at UCLA next year.
12. Matt Moore Hart, Newhall CA 6-4 195-UCLA
As physically talented as any quarterback in the country.
13. Troy Smith Glenville, Cleveland OH 6-0 195-Ohio State
Smart player who can make all the throws and has excellent mobility.
14. Anthony Martinez Patrick Henry, Ashland VA 6-3 225-Virginia
Big, physical kid with an NFL body and a great arm.
15. Drew Stanton Harrison, Farmington Hills MI 6-3 210-Michigan State
Winner who has all the tools to succeed in college.
16. Brandon Cox Hewitt-Trussville, Trussville AL 6-3 200-Auburn
Pro style quarterback with a nice release who can make all the throws.
17. Chris Olsen Wayne, Wayne Hills NJ 6-3 205-Notre Dame
Great pocket passer who should be a perfect fit in Ty Willingham's new balanced offense.
18. Marc Guillon Miramonte, Orinda CA 6-4 185-Miami
Played at same school as Miami's Ken Dorsey and looks very similar at the same stage.
19. Ryan O'Hara Muir, Pasadena CA 6-6 200-Arizona
Can make all the throws and has the ability to make plays outside of the pocket.
20. Justin Zwick Washington, Massillon OH 6-4 215-Ohio State
One of the most prolific passers in Ohio state history.
21. Lester Ricard Amite LA 6-5 200-LSU
Big and strong with a great arm.
22. Joe Tereshinski Athens Academy, Athens GA 6-3 200-Georgia
Father coaches at Georgia so it was no surprise Tereshinski announced for the Dogs.
23. Billy Don Malone North Lamar, Paris TX 6-2 185-Tulane
Should put up huge numbers in the Green Wave's high-octane offense.
24. Brandon Kirsch Cedar Crest, Lebanon PA 6-2 185-Purdue
Very good athlete who can run and throw.
25. Kellen Bradley Saguro, Scottsdale AZ 6-3 175-Arizona State
Does huge senior season foreshadow standout college career?
1. Lorenzo Booker St. Bonaventure, Ventura CA 5-11 185-Florida State
The top overall player in the nation and one of the best California backs ever.
2. Gerald Riggs Jr. Red Bank, Chattanooga TN 6-0 220-Tennessee
Great physical specimen who ran a 4.53 in the 40 in tennis shoes.
3. Michael Johnson Heritage, Newport News VA 5-10 185-Virginia
Electrifying athlete who's a threat to score from anywhere on the field.
4. Jason Allen Muscle Shoals AL 6-1 200-Tennessee
A burner with legit 4.4 speed who could play several positions in college.
5. Ciatrick Fason Fletcher, Neptune Beach FL 6-0 210-Florida
One of the top five players in Florida who committed to the Gators his junior season.
6. Maurice Clarett Harding, Warren OH 6-1 230-Ohio State
Punishing runner who earned Ohio's Mr. Football this past season.
7. David Richard Hazelwood East, St. Louis MO 6-1 235-Michigan State
The next T.J Duckett? Has the same size and power.
8. DeShawn Wynn Reading, Cincinnati OH 6-0 210-Florida
Big, strong and fast and has all the tools to make it big.
9. Justin Vincent Barbe, Lake Charles LA 5-10 200-LSU
Do-it-all back with deceptive speed and power.
10. Hershel Dennis Poly, Long Beach CA 5-11 185-USC
Arguably the most talented running back Poly has ever produced.
11. Nick Turner Washington, Atlanta GA 5-10 185-Mississippi State
Great quickness and change of direction ability; one of the country's shiftiest runners.
12. Robert Merrill Taft, San Antonio TX 5-10 180-TCU
Burst onto the scene this year to become the state's top running back prospect.
13. Glenn Ohaeri Aquinas, San Bernardino CA 5-9 195-UCLA
Strong and quick with a great burst who could also play corner in college.
14. Jerious Norwood Brandon MS 6-1 200-Mississippi State
Big back with speed and power and one of the top three players in the state.
15. Kenny James Dos Palos CA 5-10 200-Washington
Powerful runner who scored 99 touchdowns the past two years.
16. Selvin Young Jersey Village, Houston TX 6-0 195-Texas
Has size, speed and power and should excel behind the Horns huge offensive line.
17. Thomas Clayton Mt. Vernon, Alexandria VA 6-0 200-Florida State
Nickname is 'Hollywood' for a reason.
18. Michael Cooper Screven County, Sylvania GA 5-11 210-Georgia
Good size and ran a 4.53 in the 40 over the summer.
19. Muliva Pula Kahuku HI 6-0 210-BYU
Explosive runner with world-class speed when he turns the corner.
20. Reshard Dudley Marianna FL 5-11 210-Georgia
Was hurt most of the year but is as talented as any back in the South when healthy.
21. David Horne Omaha Central, Omaha NE 6-0 195-Nebraska
Was a "must have" recruit for the Huskers and arguably the state's top player.
22. Damien Rhodes Fayetteville-Manlius, Manlius NY 6-0 190-Syracuse
Lit it up at the Nike Camp in New York where he showed a great burst.
23. Ryan Cole South Kitsap, Port Orchard WA 6-0 215-Oregon State
Rushed for over 2,000 yards this past season to earn State Player of the Year honors.
24. Albert Hardy Galena Park TX 5-11 225-Texas
Will likely play fullback in college and could be the nation's best at the position.
25. Brian Calhoun Oak Creek WI 5-9 180-Colorado
Quick little scat back will be a great complement to the power backs the Buffs already have.
1. Dishon Platt Charlotte County, Punta Gorda FL 6-0 170-Florida State
Makes defenders look silly in the open field.
2. Chris Davis St. Petersburg Catholic, St. Petersburg FL 5-11 175-Florida State
Plays quarterback in high school but his upside as a receiver is off the charts.
3. Ryan Moore Dr. Phillips, Orlando FL 6-3 190-Miami
Big and fast with great hands and will definitely get a shot at playing next season.
4. Rhema McKnight Kennedy, La Palma CA 6-3 185-Notre Dame
Top wide-out in the West has size and speed and can jump close to 40 inches.
5. Richard Washington Ft. Myers FL 6-0 165-NC State
Ran a 4.43 in the 40 at the Nike Camp in Florida.
6. Akieem Jolla St. Augustine, New Orleans LA 6-2 170-Miami
Polished route runner and has the 4.4 speed to go with it.
7. Skyler Green Higgins, Marrero LA 5-9 185-LSU
Had a huge Nike Camp in Baton Rouge with a 4.40 in the 40 and a 39-inch vertical leap.
8. Ben Obomanu Selma AL 6-2 185-Auburn
Has electrifying speed and quickness and could be the state's top player.
9. Kyle Brown West Bloomfield MI 6-1 195-Michigan State
Was hurt as a senior but when healthy is the best athlete in Michigan.
10. DaBryan Blanton Forney TX 6-0 165-Oklahoma
Could be the fastest player in the nation and will run track in college as well as play football.
11. Maurice Stovall Archbishop Carroll, Radnor PA 6-5 200-Notre Dame
Some feel has Randy Moss type athleticism in terms of his size and 4.4 speed.
12. Jason Avant Carver, Chicago IL 6-2 205-Michigan
Had 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions in just eight games this year.
13. Montavis Pitts Loachapoka AL 6-1 180-Auburn
Blew up at a summer combine where he ran a 4.29 in the 40.
14. Marquis Johnson Centennial, Champaign IL 6-2 190-Texas
Good size and has hands as good as any receiver we've seen.
15. Mario Raley Independence, Charlotte NC 6-0 175-Georgia
Had back-to-back seasons with over 100 catches and 20-plus touchdowns.
16. Jemalle Cornelius Ft. Meade FL 5-11 170-Florida
One of the nation's most versatile players could end up on either side of the ball.
17. James Finley Manual Arts, Los Angeles CA 6-2 195-Oregon State
Nice combination of size and speed and has no fear going across the middle.
18. Jejuan Rankins Bertie, Windsor NC 6-0 180-Oklahoma
A threat on both sides of the ball as well as a dangerous return man.
19. Roy Hall Brush, Lyndhurst OH 6-3 205-Ohio State
Great size and has excellent quickness off the ball.
20. Terry Richardson Centennial, Corona CA 6-1 180-Arizona State
Wants to play both ways in college but receiver is definitely his meal ticket.
21. Santonio Holmes Glades Central, Belle Glade FL 5-11 175-Ohio State
Refined wide-out with good hands and playmaking attitude.
22. John Harris Americus GA 6-0 185-Florida State
Lit up the receiver drills at the Nike Camp in Georgia making acrobatic catches all day long.
23. Franklin Payne University School, Jackson TN 6-0 180-Illinois
Tremendous athlete who jumps off the screen on film with his great all-around ability.
24. Troy Williamson Silver Bluff, Aiken SC 6-2 185-South Carolina
Great speed receiver who is a legit home run threat.
25. David Gray McClymonds, Oakland CA 6-3 210-California
Big, physical wide-out with tremendous leaping ability.
1. Marcedes Lewis Poly, Long Beach CA 6-7 230-UCLA
Has all the tools to play on Sundays and is also a tremendous pass rusher.
2. Eric Winston Robert E. Lee, Midland TX 6-7 260-Miami
Mammoth blocker who could end up playing on the offensive line in college.
3. Leonard Pope Americus GA 6-7 240-Georgia
Can block and catch equally well and should see time as a true freshman.
4. Curtis Justus Perry OK 6-6 210-Miami
Great pass catcher with glue on his hands and advanced route-running ability.
5. Aaron Kirkland Britt, Fayetteville NC 6-5 250-Tennessee
Great pass catcher who's also a tremendous defensive end.
6. Jesse Taylor Chaminade, West Hills CA 6-4 240-Washington State
Has great hands and can run like a deer.
7. Dominique Byrd Breck, Minneapolis MN 6-3 230-USC
Great athlete who played wide receiver and had over 1,000 yards this past season.
8. R.J. Coleman Byrd, Clarksburg WV 6-6 265-Ohio State
Huge presence on the line and may turn into an offensive lineman in college.
9. Lanear Nixon Carol City, Miami FL 6-3 210-Oklahoma
Can run like a wide receiver and has the soft hands to go with it.
10. Joe Newton Roseburg OR 6-6 225-Oregon State
Talented athlete who is one of the state's best basketball players.
11. Matt Traverso Christian Brothers, Sacramento CA 6-6 230-Stanford
A star two-way player with over 30 quarterback sacks the past two seasons.
12. Anthony Fasano Verona NJ 6-3 235-Notre Dame
Heavily recruited athlete with over 30 scholarship offers before choosing the Irish.
13. David Thomas Frenship, Wolfforth TX 6-3 210-Texas
Has 4.6 speed in the 40 and played wide receiver in high school.
14. Brian Mattes Wyoming Valley West, Plymouth PA 6-6 240-Notre Dame
Yet another player who dominated on both sides of the ball.
15. Lonnie Davis White, Jacksonville FL 6-4 245-Florida State
Plays on the edge and has a serious mean streak on the football field.
16. George Cooper Westerville North, Westerville OH 6-5 245-Georgia Tech
Heavily recruited player who had every school in the Midwest on his trail.
17. John Doucette St. Augustine, New Orleans LA 6-2 250-Memphis
Was impressive at the Nike Camp in Baton Rouge and has good speed and quickness.
18. Brandon Cornell Kenton OH 6-4 225-Louisville
Had 96 catches for 1,578 yards and 17 touchdowns this past season.
19. Cody Boyd Ferndale WA 6-8 220-Washington State
Huge frame will need to add weight but has great hands.
20. Joseph Klopfenstein Grandview, Aurora CO 6-6 220-Colorado
Off the charts athleticism and ran a 4.48 in the 40 at the Nike Camp in Oregon.
21. Justin Bruce Pepperell, Lindale GA 6-7 240-Auburn
Has good size but his quickness is his strength and he gets off the ball like a receiver.
22. Clark Harris Southern, Manahawkin NJ 6-6 215-Rutgers
Was very impressive at the Nike Camp in New Jersey.
23. Gabriel Hall Coronado, Lubbock TX 6-4 245-Texas Tech
Has size, speed and can get down the field and make plays.
24. Melvin Bryant Central, Muncie IN 6-6 215-Illinois
Excellent pass rusher who many feel will be a defensive end in college.
25. Steve Buches Central Catholic, Pittsburgh PA 6-4 220-Pittsburgh
Great athlete who shined at the Nike Camp in Pennsylvania.
1. Derek Morris North Mecklenburg, Huntersville NC 6-5 340-Ohio State
One of the nation's biggest and best; dominated drills at the Nike Camp in Georgia.
2. Justin Blalock Plano East, Plano TX 6-4 335-Texas
The nation's best run blocker just destroys opposing defensive linemen.
3. Gabe Watson Southfield MI 6-4 335-Michigan
Big and athletic and was the MVP of the Nike Camp in Michigan.
4. Winston Justice Poly, Long Beach CA 6-7 290-USC
Can bench 430 pounds and has the feet of a tight end.
5. Brandon Jefferies Crest, Shelby NC 6-5 265-Tennessee
Can run and pass block equally well and has a non-stop motor.
6. Kyle Williams Highland Park, Dallas TX 6-5 275-USC
Arguably the nation's best pass blocker with flawless technique.
7. Max Jean-Gilles North Miami Beach FL 6-4 335-Georgia
One of the top 10 players in Florida and has a serious mean streak on the field.
8. Nathan Rhodes East Bakersfield, Bakersfield CA 6-7 305-Washington
Tremendous pass blocker who just needs to add strength to be playing on Sundays.
9. Rob Smith Highlands, Fort Thomas KY 6-3 285-Tennessee
A high motor player who gets after it on every play.
10. Albert Toeaina Pittsburg CA 6-5 330-Oregon
Physically dominating player was top offensive linemen during CaliFlorida Bowl practice.
11. Mark Farris North Hills, Pittsburgh PA 6-6 285-Penn State
One of the top overall players on the East Coast could play early in college.
12. Chris Felder Oelwein IA 6-6 295-Iowa
Has a nice frame and looks like a college player already.
13. Tony Ugoh Westfield, Houston TX 6-6 295-Arkansas
Advanced pass blocker who has the strength to become a dominant run blocker as well.
14. Heath Benedict Peddie School, Highstown NJ 6-5 275-Tennessee
Very good athlete and will get looks from MLB scouts as a pitcher.
15. Doug Datish Howland, Warren OH 6-5 280-Ohio State
Has all the tools and will follow his father who also played at Ohio State.
16. Jabari Levey Berkeley, Moncks Corner SC 6-8 300-South Carolina
Blew up this past season to become one of the South's top prospects.
17. Randy Hand Estero FL 6-6 295-Florida
Combines excellent strength and quickness. Scouts love his feet.
18. Robert Chai Newport Harbor, Newport Beach CA 6-3 270-UCLA
Great technique and raw power who manhandles opposing linemen.
19. Neale Tweedie Allen TX 6-5 265-Texas
A little light but has a great combination of power, technique and quickness.
20. Clayton Walker Horizon, Scottsdale AZ 6-4 265-Washington
Two Pac 10 schools told us he was the West Coast's best offensive lineman.
21. Bob Morton McKinney TX 6-4 300-Notre Dame
Nation's best center prospect has great leadership skills on the line.
22. Davin Joseph Hallandale FL 6-3 270-Oklahoma
Two older brothers both play at Miami but decided he wanted to be a Sooner.
23. Scott Raridon Mason City IA 6-7 275-Notre Dame
Very athletic player with the frame to easily add another 30 pounds or so.
24. Alex Pou Coral Gables FL 6-4 275-Miami
Needs to get stronger but has the athleticism colleges love.
25. Marcus McNeil Cedar Grove, Ellenwood GA 6-8 315-Auburn
Great athlete who dominated on both sides of the ball this past year.