The Class of 2004

REVISED ON FEBURARY 17,2003 A first look at the Top 30 players in the Palmetto State for 2003. This season will be one of the deepest years for talent in years and there are as many as 50 players in the state that might be Division 1 players. 2003 will be a great year for fans on high school football in South Carolina.

1 Sidney Rice WR Gaffney                               (63 185)
USC commitment;  All State as a junior 
2 Kendrick Lynch RB Dorman                          (58 165)
Most athletic player in the state, total game breaker
3 Leon Hart OL Spring Valley                         ( 64 275)
College scouts are drooling      
4 Corey Lambert OL Greenville                      (67 320)
Could be the top prospect in the state
5 Robert Ayers LB Marlboro County               ( 63 230)
Another in a long line of Marlboro County greats
6 William Richardson QB Sumter                   (65 210)
Brother of Penn St star Wally Richardson 
7 Mack Frost DE Spring Valley                        (65 225)
Spring Valley is loaded in the trenches 
8 Tremaine Kline WR Battery Creek              (63 185)
Prototypical great receiver, ready for the next level 
9 Michael Hamlin WR / SAF Lamar                ( 63 190)
Two-way star; All State as junior; 23 picks as soph and junior   
10 Miron Whisonant WR/DB Gaffney              ( 60 195)
Size, speed and strength all in one package, Gaffney will have best WR corps in the state   
11 Justin Knox QB Union                                (61 175)
A state champion and team leader as a Junior   
12 CJ Barber DB Northwestern                       (61 180)
All State as junior   
13 Chris McDowell DT Eastside                        (63 260)
Speed on the line and great knowledge of the game  
14 Terrance Brown OL Summerville               ( 63 280)
All State as junior, still growing and developing as a player     
15 Tee Evans LB / DE Travelers Rest               ( 63 252)
A 2 sport star that will patrol the middle of the Devildog defense in 2003 
16 Marvin Johnson WR Camden                    ( 62 160)
Incredible Junior numbers with 60 catches and 19 touchdowns     
17 Lamont Williams CB Rock Hill                   ( 510 170)
The Bearcats are loaded with this speed corner
18 Dorian Capers DT Battery Creek                 (66 270)
Solid line play from Capers could take the Dolphins to the next level  
19 Rashaad Jackson DL Union                        ( 63 265)
Looking to rebound from injuries in 2002. Recruiters already know the way to Union   
20 Devon Heath  DB Lancaster                     ( 511 175)
96 tackles, 5 interceptions and 3 sacks make Devon a top DB for 2003    
21 Jeremey Burgess OL Loris                         ( 64 270)
Could play on either side of the ball, making a name for himself with his work ethic.      
22 Jonathan Breaux DL Stratford                    (65 290)
Ready to take Stratford back to Columbia. Leads a veteran group of linemen  
23 Paul Ciancioio QB Fort Dorchester            ( 65 200)
Big, strong and smart define Paul, His older brother is playing at Air Force 
24 Vernell Jones RB Lake View                     (511 175)
Speed to burn with a deceiving quickness 
25 Devin Kearse DL Denmark Olar                  (63 270)
Another talented big body   
26 Troy James OL Byrnes                                (66 300)
Already receiving offers from all over the Southeast  
27 Nygel Pearson OL Darlington                     (66 305)
17 years old and over 300 pounds and still growing.      
28 Rafael Little RB TL Hanna                         ( 61 190)
One of the fastest players in the state, a track star and 3 sport athlete     
29 Marques Stewart RB Mauldin                    (511 185)
A bruising powerful player. Leading the Mavericks to the state semis in 2002   
30 Lawerence Brown OL Rock Hill                 ( 63 300)
True Student athlete who skipped a grade.     

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