Recruiting: Young nation's top QB

While California running back Lorenzo Booker remains a fixture at the top of the <a href=http://recruiting.theinsiders.com/2/34184.html>TheInsiders.com Top 101</a>, the rest of the list saw plenty of movement, including the skyrocketing rankings of Texas commitments Vincent Young and Aaron Harris.

Young, the StudentSports.com Player of the Year, catapulted Ben Olson and Trent Edwards to become the network's No. 1 rated quarterback. He carried Madison (Houston) High School to a 14-1 record via some astonishing numbers: 2,432 yards and 31 touchdowns through the air and 1,735 yards and 22 more scores on the ground.

"No player's stock skyrocketed more during the regular season and playoffs," said Brentt Eads, TheInsiders.com's national recruiting editor.

Harris of North Mesquite (Tex.) High School leaped from No. 91 all the way to No. 14 in the Top 101 list. Nicknamed the "Human Tackling Machine," Harris logged 132 tackles in spite of playing just nine games because of an ankle injury. He spurned offers from Florida State, Florida, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Colorado, LSU and UCLA, and, according to Eads, is "a major reason why the University of Texas recruiting class will undoubtedly finish No. 1 this year."

Seven other Horns made the list: Plano East OL Justin Blalock (No. 17), Lancaster DE Larry Dibbles (No. 36), North Garland CB Edorian McCullough (No. 49), Alief Hastings DT Rodrique Wright (No. 51), Champaign (IL) WR Marquis Johnson (No. 64), Jenks (OK) DE Brian Pickryl (No. 73) and Mesquite DT Marco Martin (No. 76).

The Top 101 football list was compiled by Eads and Greg Biggins and Brian Stumpf, his colleagues at StudentSports.com and PacWestFootball.com; Jamie Newberg of NewbergRecruiting.com; Max Emfinger of MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com; David Garvin of HeartlandRecruiting.com; Chris Pool of PoolRecruiting.com; Tom Perrone of PrepAtlantic.com, and Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com.

The list also appears at CNNSI.com, for whom TheInsiders.com is the official recruiting content provider.


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