Scout.com's Southeast 2008 Top 150 Players
A pair of wide receivers lead the way with Julio Jones from Foley, Ala., and A.J. Green, from Summerville, S.C. Both have similar playing styles, as they love to be the downfield jump-ball types of receivers. In a region with 29 members of the Scout.com National 100, it was a tough call, but Julio holds the Southeast's top spot very early in the process.
The wide receiver position overall is without a doubt the deepest in the Southeast as seven made the National 100 list and 27 made the Southeast 150.
Perhaps the strongest position are the linebackers, led by recent Florida State commitment Nigel Bradham out of Wakulla, Fla. With 21 players occupying the top 100 spots in the region overall and seven jumping in the National 100, it just follows the strong 'backer trend across the nation.
Eighteen runnning backs earned a spot on the list, including Georgia commitment Richard Samuel out of Cass High in Cartersville, Ga., who may actually make the move to running back in college.
Three offensive linemen from the Southeast made the National 100, including Matt Patchan who almost grabbed the top overall spot in Florida.
Perhaps the most surprising position are the quarterbacks with just four making the list, D.C. Jefferson from Winter Haven, Fla., Braden Hanson from Charlotte, N.C., Jacory Harris from Miami, Fla., and Clemson commitment Kyle Parker from Jacksonville, Fla.