SCPrepNation 2009 Player Rankings #41-#65

Nobody attends more games and watches more game film than We've logged countless miles and almost worn out the DVD players so we now release our newest batch of 2009 player rankings for the Palmetto State after hours and hours of deliberation and discussion. Come inside and check out the players who ranked #41-#65.'s Class of 2009 Player Rankings 41-65

41. WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Northwestern High

6'2 170 pounds

Patterson was one of the most productive receivers in the state last season. Last year he made 76 catches for 1197 yards and 17 touchdowns. He may not wow you from a physical standpoint but he is consistent and runs good routes. He's got great hands and attacks the ball when it's in the air. We'd like to see him improve his top end speed to complete the package.

42. CB Byron Best

Greenwood High

5'10 180 pounds

Another defensive standout for the Eagles is CB Byron Best. Last year he burst onto the scene and has schools throughout the southeast region showing him early attention. Has good size and closing speed.

43. RB D.J. Jules

Greenville High

5'4 150 pounds

Another little guy with tremendous heart. You have to put him in with the likes of Rockarius King. A state champion wrestler a year ago Jules brings that tough attitude to the field. While many look at his lack of size as a hindrance it actually helps him as defenders often lose sight of him behind an offensive line and before you realize it he's found a hole and he's running for a big gain. D.J. doesn't shy away from contact surprisingly and has some pretty good hands as well out of the backfield.

44. WR Curtis Dunbar

Columbia High

6'3 195 pounds

Columbia High continues to put out some of the top prospects in the class of 2009 and Dunbar has all the physical tools. Dunbar is starting to pop up in a big way on the radar. He's on the cusp of breaking through and he'll be on the way up in the next set of rankings.

45. DE Dwaney Mills

Northwestern High

6'3 220 pounds

Here's a guy who we expect to make some big noise if he grows another inch or two and keeps playing the way he has. Last year he had 85 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Has good speed running a 4.69 second 40. Good strength benching 305 pounds and squatting 505 pounds.

46. WR Chris Rhodes

Southside High

5'10 162 pounds

This kid may be have the quickest feet we've seen in a long time. He may not be the fastest in terms of 40 yard dash time but when it comes to agility and making people miss in the open field he's a lot of fun to watch. He could use some more muscle but he's a big-time hoops player as well starting at point guard for the AA state champions. Put up some big numbers using his quickness to bolster a big YAC output. One to keep a close eye on as ACC and SEC schools have sent out feelers.

47. OL Darrell Brevard

Northwestern High

6'2 270 pounds

Offensive linemen never get the love they deserve but this kid goes out and plays with good intensity. He is very athletic for his size and college coaches are starting to take notice.

48. WR Perry Wilson

Blythewood High

5'9 160 pounds

Here's another guy that's not big but he goes out each week and makes big plays. With Steve Smith type size guys like Wilson have a place in the rankings. He's been one of the most productive receivers in the state for a couple of seasons now.

49. OL Tymeco Gregory

Greer High

6'2 270 pounds

This youngster has come on strong as of late. He's hearing from ACC and SEC programs and if he has a good showing on the combine/camp circuit he's got a chance.

50. WR LaBris Adams

Northwestern High

6'2 185 pounds

The other bookend in Northwestern's receiving attack Adams is a two sport star also excelling in hoops. So far Adams has been receiving interest from a number of in-state programs for both sports. He's got some physicality to him that we like.

51. RB G.G. Greene

Richland Northeast High

5'8 180 pounds

Greene carried 177 times for 1103 yards and 15 TDs last year. He's not huge but he's very productive out of the backfield. At his size he's deceptively strong and has good speed running a 4.5 in the 40.

52. QB/WR Derek Frost

Richland Northeast High

6'1 180 pounds

Frost plays QB but is a good overall athlete. We project him as a wide receiver on the next level. As a QB he threw for 1366 yards and 9 TDs. He also rushed 97 times for 463 yards and 6 TDs. A player worth keeping an eye on as he's been getting tons of interest due to his athleticism.

53. QB Matthew Roberts

Greenville High

6'0 178 pounds

Roberts succeeded current Furman QB Jordan Sorrells and the Red Raiders haven't missed a beat. He's not the biggest QB but he spins it well. He was 178-338 for 2788 yards and 24 TDs. It was good enough to place him 5th in the state last season for passing yards. He's a smart player and reads defenses well making the proper adjustments at the line. Also a standout baseball prospect.

54. RB Tavaras Pinckney

Battery Creek High

5'9 175 pounds

Pinckney had a solid season last year for Battery Creek. What we like about him is his ability to break the big play. Speed is the name of his game running a 4.4 second 40 and 10.9 second 100m in track. He carried 189 times for 1023 yards and 7 TDs. One to keep a eye on.

55. QB Justin Walker

Daniel High

6'2 1/2 200 pounds

Walker is a physically strong QB. Daniel has been known for years as a powerful running football team. Walker has added the ability to pass the ball to keep teams honest. He has a strong arm and ample speed/strength to elude would be tacklers. A number of ACC schools and South Carolina are showing interest early on.

56. DE Chris Taylor

J.L. Mann High

6'2 220 pounds

Underrated prospect who had a nice junior season with 65 tackles and 12 sacks despite facing a great deal of double team attention. Right now he's sort of a tweener...a little small at DE on the next level but maybe a step too slow for LB on the next level. We love his motor and intensity though. If he can improve his 40 time he's got a legit chance as a LB unless he grows another inch or two this offseason he could be a player at end. ACC programs are showing a good bit of early interest.

57. OL Daniel Berg

Goose Creek High

6'8 340 pounds

You can't teach size and this kid has plenty of it. He and Kwame Geathers are probably the two biggest prospects in the state. Some ACC programs have already made early contact. Excels as a run blocker. If he improves his footwork he could move up in the rankings. For now he's got the size that many programs will give a long look at possibly as a project. Regardless he's good for a number of pancake blocks every game.

58. CB Quentin McClinton

J.L. Mann High

5'8 170 pounds

Here's another player who is an inch or two away from being a top cornerback prospect. He got some opportunities because teams threw away from 2008 teammate J.T. Floyd and he made the most of those chances. ACC and SEC schools have shown him some early love. A sleeper to keep a close eye on.

59. FB Keshawn Frasier

Carver's Bay High


Frasier has the big body and fits the mold of what you want in a fullback. We look forward to seeing more of the talented star from Carver's Bay this offseason to see if he can up his stock and make a splash on the recruiting radar in a big way.

60. WR Patrick Neeley

Hillcrest High

6'0 165 pounds

Neeley is wiry but he goes out and makes plays. His numbers were solid this past season and he's looking to step it up and increase his looks. He's also a top basketball prospect as well.

61. WR Justin Gilchrist

Calhoun County High

6'1.5 174 pounds


62. QB Shaquan Murphy

Blue Ridge High

6'2 175 pounds

Blue Ridge had a number of talented players this past season and Murphy was among the best. With good size and athletic ability he's probably going to be recruited as an athlete or wideout for college coaches. Definitely a player to keep a close eye on this offseason.

63. QB Matt Pegler

Riverside High


Matt Pegler had a fantastic season last year guiding the Warriors. Also a baseball prospect Pegler throws a good ball and was among the passing leaders in the state for the Warriors wide open offense a season ago. With coach Don Frost leaving it will be interesting if they employ the same offense which showcases Pegler's arm and accuracy.

64. S Jimmy Legree

Beaufort High



65. QB Bo Whitney

Laurens High

6'4 215 pounds

Whitney has the physical attributes many colleges are looking for. Last year though he broke his collarbone early in the season and was forced into backup duty when he returned from the injury. He has since transferred to Laurens where he hopes to showcase his abilities for college coaches to see. A left hander with pretty deceptive speed for a QB his size.



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