'10 CLASS: The cream of the crop

EVERY YEAR, THE question is asked by fans the Beaver Nation over, which prospects will make an immediate impact? And every year, coaches will say 'Ask me in August.' But we can't wait that long, and BF.C has identified these Beaver signees as being the most ready to play in the Pac-10, and most are one of the top recruits positionally in their state.

DIG DEEPER: For in-depth information about each recruit, visit the 2010 Pledge Board.

 

LB Shaydon Akuna

Considered one of the top prospects in Hawaii Akuna already has the body to play in the Pac-10 coming in at a solid 6-foot-3, 210 pounds.

With quick reflexes and an endless supply of athleticism he could be the next star from the Islands for the Beavers.

 


In terms of offers Molesi had the most out of the 2010 class - and for good reason. He turned in a monster senior season going from a good player to a dominating force in the middle of the field.

Expect Molesi, who loves to get down and dirty in the trenches, to play as a freshman.

 


One of the first to verbal to Oregon State Mannion had a huge senior year throwing for over 3,500 yards and 27 touchdowns. 582 of those yards came in one game when he set the NorCal single game passing record.

Many recruiting experts feel Mannion is one of the most underrated passers in the state of California and that the Beavers got a steal.

 


Another candidate for early playing time Thompson had offers from almost every school in the Pac-10.

At an already burly 290-pounds he hauled in 90 tackles from the defensive tackle position.



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