SCPrepNation.com 2009 Player Rankings: 21-35

After attending numerous games all this past season and evaluating stacks and stacks of DVDs we've come up with our early offseason class of 2009 player rankings. Inside you'll find the top players like Carver Bay's Kwame Geathers (pictured) that we've had a long look at and deciphered just where they land on the big board for the 2009 class. Numbers 21-35 are inside so come on in.

Keep in mind that these rankings are based on players that we've had a chance to evaluate in person during games or film footage of. There are players out there that will be added in the coming months so bear with us. Others may evaluate players without ever laying eyes on them but in order to stay true to our passion we rank only players we've seen. Without further ado SCPrepNation.com presents the players we've ranked #21-35 for the class of 2009...


2009 Player Rankings
December 2007 Edition
Numbers 21-35

21. Northwestern WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Patterson was one the biggest weapons for Northwestern all season as they made a deep run in the playoffs. Having good size and solid hands Patterson is a player that college coaches will have to take a close look at next season. Should he improve his speed he's got a chance to make some real noise on the high major level we feel.
22. Carvers Bay DT Kwame Geathers Geathers is the largest prospect of the Geathers' family to come through Carvers Bay. He has great upside given his huge size at 6'5 320 pounds and will more than likely move up with a good offseason showing. The last name surely doesn't hurt his stock but it will be up to him to put forth the work necessary to make him a top commodity in the recruiting world.
23. Greenville DE Mike Davis Mike Davis exploded on the scene this past season and made just as many plays as standout 2008 teammate Arterio Arnold. His ability to pressure the QB and come up with big plays makes him a much sought after prospect. What separates him from the rest of the players at his position is the fact that he has "the motor" to keep bringing it all night wreaking havoc in the offensive backfield. Some SEC schools have already started showing him major interest. Should he continue to grow and get stronger then way up the rankings he will go.
24. Dorman ATH Walt Canty Walt Canty might be a serious contender as the very best overall athlete on the gridiron in the Palmetto State. Canty lined up at QB, RB, WR, and CB for the Cavaliers this year. He posesses great size and playmaking ability. Canty should be featured more in the Dorman attack next year and he's got top 10 material written all over him should he get enough touches. He's our pick for the player who should make the biggest buzz for himself heading into next season. Wherever he lines up he makes plays consistently and often in a big fashion. He's just the kind of player every coach would love to have on his team.
25. Westside CB Lex Butler If he's anywhere near as good as his big brother Lee then Lex Butler should move up in a hurry. Lex has a good frame and shows the athleticism big brother posesses but we're waiting to see if he can add a little more weight which should entice many more college coaches. He has good cover skills and great instincts. Could he run some ridiculously low 40 times this offseason to have college coaches scrambling to offer him just like big brother? (UPDATE: We just received Lex's junior highlight tape and he's definitely on the rise. He should place somewhere in the 15-20 range in our next 2009 rankings release in 2 months.)
26. Southside WR Marlin Butler There were a bunch of sleepers that emerged this past season but very few with an upside like Marlin Butler. A tremendous physical specimen at 6'3 195 pounds the Southside standout is a top flight athlete. Blessed with 4.5 speed and a jaw dropping 38 inch vertical leap Butler will be highly coveted by many high level college programs. ACC programs have already started to send out feelers and had him on campus for unofficial visits already so that should say something considering he just starting playing football again this past season (last played in 8th grade). Still has a lot to learn and that should be taken into account but given some good coaching he's got a bright future.
27. Byrnes S Justin Bright Bright had a solid season but was plagued by various injuries throughout his junior season. He's a high major prospect but the health issues land him at No. 27. If he stays healthy this past season we've got him quite a few spots higher. Don't let the slight frame fool you either, the kid hits like a ton of bricks. He put the wood to Summerville WR A.J. Green on a crossing pattern that sent Green out early in the second half of the AAAA state championship victory. A good offseason showing on the combine circuit and senior season could move him up plenty further. High major schools are keeping close tabs on him due to that potential.
28. Mauldin QB/WR Joshua McKie Mauldin has come a long way compared to years past and McKie is one of the big reasons why. He's got good size at 6'1 175 pounds but he has a knack for making big plays. He's already earned a scholarship from the North Carolina Tar Heels after putting on a show at their camp last year. We caught just one Mauldin game this year and that performance alone got him to this spot on the list. Once we get his junior highlight tape to see the rest of his games in action there's a strong likelihood that he'll land somewhere in the top 15 or higher possibly. We'd like to see if he could shave down an already fast 4.54 seconds and get stronger as that would probably bring more big time offers his way.
29. Myrtle Beach K Spencer Benton Clemson realized how talented Benton was and got a commit from the Myrtle Beach star early on. Expect him to continue to improve as many think he could challenge for playing time early at Clemson in 2 years.
30. Southside WR Chris Rhodes Like his teammate Butler, Rhodes burst onto the scene with some big numbers this year. Rhodes isn't as big as Butler but he's equally as fast and probably one of the quickest players we've seen this season. His footspeed is unbelievable which makes his ability to make people miss in the open field a thing of beauty. He should open more eyes if given enough touches next season as some high level D1 schools have shown early interest. A good showing in the offseason on the combine circuit and in the weightroom should help his stock even more.
31. J.L. Mann CB Quentin McClinton McClinton is much like Riyahd Richardson in that he's a little short but he has great fundamentals and a nose for the ball. He makes the plays and should step to the forefront with teammate J.T. Floyd graduating. If he grows an inch or two...watch out as he's already hearing from ACC & SEC programs.
32. Carolina RB Tyson Dozier Dozier is a sleeper that we believe will get some at least some mid-major looks. Has good size and may be the most tough-nosed runner we saw this past season. Some may knock him playing in AA but he drags defenders almost each and every play for an extra 3-5 yards when most other backs give up. What they fail to realize is that opposing teams focused their defensive scheme to stop Dozier. How did he respond? He broke his school's single season rushing record and should only continue to improve next year.
33. Blythewood WR Perry Wilson Like many of the Blythewood and Byrnes wide receivers people say it's the system not the player. Once again we disagree, you don't put up the numbers Wilson has over his career and not have tremendous talent. He's a little short compared to what many like in a prototype receiver but then again look at guys like Carolina Panthers star Steve Smith and the impact they have on the game. Need we say more? He has great ball skills and is sure to rise in the rankings.
34. Cheraw LB Kenyatta Gary Cheraw continues to produce big time talent and Gary may be the next in line. He had a great game in the state championship and we're interested in seeing just where he's at once next season gets underway. A sleeper in many ways but he's got a chance to make some noise if he shows out this offseason.
35. Northwestern OL Darrell Brevard Brevard has good size at 6'2 270 pounds and is capable of being a dominant force. What's intriguing about him is that he moves very well for a prospect his size. We didn't catch him until late in the season but after watching his early season highlight tape he should move up especially if he hits the combine circuit hard and has a strong showing this offseason. Has everything college coaches are looking for and could emerge as a solid pickup if he continues to develop and get some exposure. Definitely a player that is quite intriguing given his athletic ability and high ceiling.

Coaches and student athletes if know of or you are a class of 2009 prospect who is getting D1 and D2 attention and you haven't been featured or profiled by SCPrepNation.com on Scout.com then contact us immediately at SCPrepNation@aol.com.

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