The Nations Top 100 Football Recruits

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With the high school football season coming soon, SchoolSports.com unveils its preseason ranking of the nation's Top 100 football recruits in the Class of 2005.

Class of 2005 National Preseason Rankings

1. Derrick Williams
Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Md.)
Athlete, 6-1, 194

2. Fred Rouse
Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Wide receiver, 6-3, 187

3. Toney Baker
Ragsdale (Jamestown, N.C.)
Running back, 5-10, 215

4. Luthur Brown
Lakewood (Calif.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 227

5. LaMarcus Coker
Antioch (Tenn.)
Running back, 5-11, 185
Committed to Tennessee

6. Eugene Monroe
Plainfield (N.J.)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 330

7. Rashard Mendenhall
Niles West (Skokie, Ill.)
Running back, 5-11, 198
Committed to Illinois

8. DajLeon Farr
North Shore (Galena Park, Texas)
Tight end, 6-5, 237

9. Justin King
Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.)
Defensive back, 6-0, 180

10. Jonathan Stewart
Timberline (Lacey, Wash.)
Running back, 5-10.5, 215

11. Ekom Udofia
Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Defensive lineman, 6-2, 290

12. Ryan Reynolds
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Linebacker, 6-2, 220

13. Tray Blackmon
LaGrange (Ga.)
Linebacker, 6-0, 195

14. Michael Oher
Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.)
Offensive lineman, 6-5, 330

15. Ryan Perrilloux
East St. John (Reserve, La.)
Quarterback, 6-4, 220

16. C.J. Byrd
North Augusta (S.C.)
Athlete, 6-3, 190

17. Alex Boone
St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
Offensive lineman, 6-8, 300
Committed to Ohio State

18. Antone Smith
Pahokee (Fla.)
Running back, 5-9, 178

19. Callahan Bright
Harriton (Rosemont, Pa.)
Defensive lineman, 6-4, 320

20. Vincent Oghobaase
Alief Hastings (Houston)
Defensive lineman, 6-5.5, 300

21. Melvin Alaeze
Randallstown (Md.)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 270

22. James McKinney
Central (Louisville, Ky.)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 275

23. Dan Doering
Barrington (Ill.)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 290

24. Malcolm Kelly
Longview (Texas)
Wide receiver, 6-4, 205

25. Kevin Grady Jr.
East Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Running back, 5-10, 225
Committed to Michigan

26. DeMarcus Granger
Kimball (Dallas)
Defensive lineman, 6-2.5, 320

27. Victor Harris
Highland Springs (Va.)
Athlete, 6-1, 190

28. Avery Atkins
Mainland (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Athlete, 6-0, 190

29. Elan Lewis
Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)
Running back, 5-8, 195

30. Antonio Bass
Jackson (Mich.)
Athlete, 6-1, 190

31. Spencer Adkins
Naples (Fla.)
Linebacker, 6-0, 228

32. Charles Jackson
Tri-County (Buena Vista, Ga.)
Offensive lineman, 6-7, 270

33. Bryan Evans
Ed White (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Defensive back, 5-11, 190

34. Kenneth Phillips
Miami Carol City (Miami)
Defensive back, 6-2, 205

35. Nyan Boateng
Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Wide receiver, 6-3, 190

36. Michael Ray Garvin
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Defensive back, 5-8, 178

37. Talonnie Russell
St. Martin De Porres (Detroit)
Wide receiver, 5-10, 160

38. Dace Richardson
Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 290

39. Todd Cox
Harding Academy (Memphis, Tenn.)
Linebacker, 6-1, 190

40. Reginald Youngblood
Washington (Houston)
Offensive lineman, 6-5.5, 285

41. Travis Beckum
Oak Creek (Wis.)
Linebacker, 6-5, 220

42. Jerome Hayes
Bayonne (N.J.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 230

43. Darius Dewberry
Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.)
Linebacker, 6-4, 218

44. Greg Paulus
Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Quarterback, 6-2, 185
Committed to Duke (basketball)

45. Patrick Turner
Goodpasture Christian (Madison, Tenn.)
Wide receiver, 6-5, 216

46. DeSean Jackson
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
Wide receiver, 5-11, 170

47. Lucas Taylor
Carencro (Lafayette, La.)
Athlete, 6-1, 190

48. Darren McFadden
Oak Grove (North Little Rock, Ark.)
Running back, 6-0, 200
Committed to Arkansas

49. J.B. Paxson
Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)
Defensive lineman, 6-4, 255

50. Jamario O'Neal
Glenville (Cleveland)
Athlete, 6-1, 180
Committed to Ohio State

51. Mark Sanchez
Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Quarterback, 6-2, 215

52. Marques Slocum
St. John Neumann (Philadelphia)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 326

53. Martellus Bennett
Alief Taylor (Houston)
Tight end, 6-6, 240
Committed to Miami

54. Brian Cushing
Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
Linebacker, 6-3, 227

55. Reggie Smith
Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.)
Defensive back, 6-1, 192

56. Syd'Quan Thompson
Grant (Sacramento, Calif.)
Defensive back, 5-11, 173

57. Derek Nicholson
Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Linebacker, 6-1, 228

58. Marlon Lucky
North Hollywood (Calif.)
Running back, 5-11, 200

59. Jon Crompton
Tuscola (Waynesville, N.C.)
Quarterback, 6-4, 200
Committed to Tennessee

60. Todd Denlinger
Troy (Ohio)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 280
Committed to Ohio State

61. Henry Melton
Grapevine (Texas)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 255

62. Brandon Perry
Hawkinsville (Ga.)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 270

63. Jermichael Finley
Diboll (Texas)
Wide receiver, 6-4, 215

64. Kevin Bemoll
Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Offensive lineman, 6-5, 305

65. Averell Spicer
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
Defensive lineman, 6-2, 265

66. R.J. Jackson
Westside (Houston)
Running back, 5-11, 200

67. Anthony Moeaki
Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.)
Tight end, 6-4, 240

68. Kyle Reed
McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.)
Quarterback, 6-2, 190

69. Paul Duncan
East Paulding (Dallas, Ga.)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 288

70. Will Powers
Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
Defensive lineman, 6-4, 230

71. Rey Maualuga
Eureka (Calif.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 240

72. Curtis Lofton
Kingfisher (Okla.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 225

73. Craig Roark
Ada (Okla.)
Offensive lineman, 6-2, 295

74. Terrance Taylor
Muskegon (Mich.)
Defensive lineman, 6-1, 285

75. Kitt Pommells
Paterson Catholic (Paterson, N.J.)
Athlete, 6-1, 196

76. Matt Dunham
Pacelli (Columbus, Ga.)
Linebacker/Running back, 6-2, 220
Committed to Florida State

77. Neefy Moffett
Palm Bay (Melbourne, Fla.)
Linebacker, 6-0, 220

78. Roddrick Muckelroy
Hallsville (Texas)
Linebacker, 6-1.5, 210

79. Chris Scott
Lovejoy (Ga.)
Offensive lineman, 6-4, 315

80. Aaron Lewis
La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Defensive lineman, 6-4, 260

81. Jason Kacinko
Penn-Trafford (Harrison City, Pa.)
Offensive lineman, 6-6, 300

82. David Moosman
Libertyville (Ill.)
Offensive lineman, 6-4, 265

83. Ndamukong Suh
Grant (Portland, Ore.)
Defensive lineman, 6-5, 275

84. Chris Collins
Texarkana Texas (Texas)
Linebacker, 6-1, 230
Committed to Texas

85. Jesse White
Mullen (Denver)
Offensive lineman, 6-3, 287
Committed to UCLA

86. Jamaal Charles
Memorial (Port Arthur, Texas)
Running back, 6-0, 190

87. Walker Ashley
Eden Prairie (Minn.)
Defensive lineman, 6-5, 285

88. Ricky Jean-Francois
Miami Carol City (Miami)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 237

89. Adam Myers-White
Hamilton (Ohio)
Defensive back, 6-4, 190

90. Leon Jackson
Pasco (Wash.)
Running back, 6-3, 215

91. Andre Mathis
Erie Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 225

92. Vincent Williams
Carter (Dallas)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 265
Committed to Texas A&M

93. Matt Reynolds
Timpview (Provo, Utah)
Offensive lineman, 6-5, 275

94. Deveon Simmons
Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Linebacker, 6-1, 205

95. A.J. Jimmerson
Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.)
Running back, 6-1, 197

96. James Dray
Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
Tight end, 6-5, 230

97. Rico McCoy
St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 210

98. Alonzo Horton
Abramson (New Orleans)
Defensive lineman, 6-3, 225

99. Todd Walker
Pflugerville (Texas)
Athlete, 6-1, 174

100. David Gettis
Dorsey (Los Angeles)
Wide receiver, 6-4, 195


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