Final Recruiting Class Rankings

All precincts have reported and the final results are in. North Carolina keeps the top spot in the class rankings, UCLA makes a significant move from its previous ranking of #8, while Oklahoma and Miami also jump up within the Top 25...

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2009 Top 25 Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 North Carolina

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
North Carolina class: John Henson has a chance to be one of Roy's all-timers; solid depth with star power and players at different positions
John Henson (3)
Dexter Strickland (18)
Leslie McDonald (63)
Travis Wear (41)
David Wear (42)
2 Texas

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Texas class: Stud wing players led by Bradley give the Horns a leg up in the Big 12; Williams can stroke it and Hamilton understands scoring
Avery Bradley (10)
Jordan Hamilton (13)
Shawn Williams (44)

3 Florida

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Florida class: Kenny Boynton is one of the most important signees of the Donovan Era and two solid bigs round out an exemplary effort
Kenny Boynton (8)
Erik Murphy (39)
Deshawn Painter (52)


Dave Telep's Class Notes:
UCLA class: A potential star in Honeycutt and three bigs who are going to battle for playing time in Westwood
Tyler Honeycutt (21)
Mike Moser (66)
Anthony Stover (70)
Brendan Lane (83)
Reeves Nelson (89)
5 Villanova

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Villanova class: Villanova has a reputation for attracting guards but Jay Wright will love these big fellas; mix in a tough point in Wayns and this looks big time!
Maalik Wayns (26)
Mouphtauo Yarou (28)
Isaiah Armwood (31)

6 Memphis

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Memphis class: If the jucos are as good as advertised then we underrated this bunch; either way, Memphis will be active in the spring
Xavier Henry (4)
Nolan Dennis (46)
Darnell Dodson
Will Coleman

7 Oklahoma

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Oklahoma class: There's something solid about this group; TMG is easy to bet on for success and the class has useful pieces
Tommy Mason-Griffin (24)
Keith Gallon (37)
Andrew Fitzgerald (85)
Kyle Hardrick
Steven Pledger
8 Duke

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Duke class: Two of the three best kids from North Carolina with another in their sights give Coach K his second gold medal
Ryan Kelly (11)
Mason Plumlee (19)

9 Kansas

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Kansas class: Jayhawks replace Shady and Chalmers with Robinson and Johnson as the rich get richer
Thomas Robinson (20)
Elijah Johnson (25)

10 Indiana

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Indiana class: The foundation class for Crean¹s tenure looks strong; multiple Big Ten starters on the way
Maurice Creek (45)
Christian Watford (72)
Jordan Hulls (80)
Derek Elston (90)
Bawa Muniru
Bobby Capobianco
11 Kentucky

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Kentucky class: Orton's out for the rest of the year; Hood acquisition should be a tremendous under the radar recruit
Daniel Orton (12)
Jon Hood (36)
G.J. Vilarino

12 Washington

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Washington class: Drama filled recruitment of Abdul Gaddy ends with the hometown boys scoring big with local stud
Abdul Gaddy (9)
Clarence Trent (77)
C.J. Wilcox
Charles Garcia

13 Minnesota

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Minnesota class: Picture a smiling Tubby Smith because as of signing day the Gophers owned the Big Ten¹s top two recruits
Royce White (30)
Rodney Williams (32)
Justin Cobbs
Trevor Mbakwe

14 Connecticut

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Connecticut class: This foundation for this class was poured two years ago; Oriakhi keeps improving and the pair knows how to win
Alex Oriakhi (14)
Jamaal Coombs (81)

15 Illinois

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Illinois class: Heavy lifting done a long time ago with this group; Richardson, Paul are key recruits in Weber¹s foundation class
D.J. Richardson (66)
Brandon Paul (88)
Tyler Griffey (92)
Joseph Bertrand

16 Marquette

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Marquette class: The Buzz around Milwaukee is that this group is just what the new coach ordered
Junior Cadougan (50)
Jeronne Maymon (75)
Erik Williams (95)
Brett Roseboro

17 Oklahoma State

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Oklahoma State class: Lots of guards to pick from but the heart and soul of this class is Roger Franklin; late addition of Johnson is notable
Roger Franklin (43)
Karron Johnson (49)
Torin Walker
Ray Penn
Fred Gulley
Reger Dowell
18 Miami

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Miami class: Haith fended off the big timers to score Durant. This class has the potential to be the Canes most significant in a decade
Durand Scott (27)
Garrius Adams
Donnavan Kirk (55)
Lisandro Ruiz-Moreno

19 NC State

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
NC State class: Richard Howell brings the lunch pail, Wood the stroke; what can Brown do for you?
Lorenzo Brown (33)
Richard Howell (51)
Scott Wood

20 Clemson

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Clemson class: Tigers score huge with top in-stater and potential all-american; Booker Underrated and mimics his brother¹s path
Milton Jennings (23)
Devin Booker (65)
Donte Hill

21 Louisville

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Louisville class: Always talent heading to Pitino's place; solid mix of different style players
Rakeem Buckles (48)
Peyton Siva (54)
Stephan Van Treese
Mike Marra

22 Georgia Tech

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Georgia Tech class: Hewitt has his new leader in Udofia plus an athletic big and wing options; Holsey could be surprise
Mfon Udofia (53)
Kammeon Holsey (78)
Glen Rice
Brian Oliver

23 UAB

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
UAB class: Cousins defines Mike Davis' signature group; Fields is a great looking sleeper from the Sunshine State
DeMarcus Cousins (6)
Adrien Coleman
Dexter Fields

24 Pittsburgh

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Pittsburgh class: Can you picture Taylor and Blair in the same frontcourt? Yikes, look out Big East
Dante Taylor (17)
Lamar Patterson (93)
J.J. Richardson
Talib Zanna

25 Kansas State

Dave Telep's Class Notes:
Kansas State class: The resurrection of Wally Judge was one of the comeback stories of the year
Wally Judge (16)
Rodney McGruder
Nick Russell
Jordan Henriquez

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