Class of '06: Top 25 Football Recruits

Looking for the best junior in the country? Look no further than Dallas, Texas, where quarterback <b>Matthew Stafford</b> has staked his claim. The <b>Highland Park</b> signal caller proved to be a man among the other boys in his class, completing 173-of-307 passes for 3,182 yards, 38 touchdowns and only five interceptions as a sophomore last year.



SchoolSports.com presents its ranking of the nation's Top 25 football recruits in the Class of 2006. To get even more information on the nation's top players, SchoolSports and the Sporting News have combined forces on the 2005 High School Football Yearbook. Currently on newsstands nationwide, this annual preview includes player rankings for the Class of 2005, 2006 and 2007, as well as national and regional team rankings and features on some of the top prep players in the country.


Class of 2006 Player Rankings

1. Matthew Stafford
Highland Park (Dallas)
Quarterback, 6-3, 190

2. LeSean McCoy
Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Running Back, 5-10, 206

3. Myron Rolle
The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)
Defensive Back, 6-2, 195

4. Pat Devlin
Downingtown East (Downingtown, Pa.)
Quarterback, 6-3, 196

5. A.J. Simmons
Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif)
Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 245

6. Chris Wells
Garfield (Akron, Ohio)
Running Back, 6-2, 218

7. Knowshon Moreno
South (Middletown, N.J.)
Running Back, 6-0, 195

8. Sergio Kindle
Woodrow Wilson (Dallas)
Linebacker, 6-3, 215

9. Evan Royster
Westfield (Centreville, Va.)
Running Back, 6-1, 200

10. Darius Benham
Cartersville (Ga.)
Linebacker, 6-2, 245

11. Toby Gerhart
Norco (Calif.)
Running Back, 6-0, 210

12. Jermaine Gresham
Ardmore (Okla.)
Wide Receiver, 6-7, 205

13. Jason Kates
Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 315

14. Percy Harvin
Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Wide Receiver, 6-0, 186

15. Carl Johnson
Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.)
Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 325

16. Javarris James
Immokalee (Fla.)
Running Back, 6-2, 215

17. Doug Stroud
Evangel (Shreveport, La.)
Offensive Lineman, 6-8, 330

18. Patrick Levine
Jersey Village (Houston)
Defensive Back, 6-3, 205

19. David Lighty
Angela St Joseph (Cleveland)
Wide Receiver, 6-5, 185

20. Cordera Eason
Meridian (Miss.)
Running Back, 6-1, 215

21. Jamaal Evans
Irving (Texas)
Running Back, 5-8, 180

22. Chris Bell
Granby (Norfolk, Va.)
Wide Receiver 6-3, 195

23. Marcus Ball
Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga)
Linebacker, 6-1, 210

24. Latreal Cooper
Cuero (Texas)
Running Back, 6-1, 195

25. Chaz Washington
Destrehan (La.)
Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 305


Other Players to Watch – Class of 2006
(listed alphabetically by position)

Quarterbacks
Justin Burke, 6-3, 196, Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.)
Neil Caudle, 6-2, 190, Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.)
Chandler Clemons, 6-4, 195, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, Calif.)
Dexter Davidson, 6-4, 215, North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek, Fla.)
Sharrod Harris, 6-4, 215, Bowie (Arlington, Tex.)
Michael Hartline, 6-6, 200, Glen Oak (Canton, Ohio)
Rudy Kirbus, 6-3, 190, St Ignatius (Cleveland)
Keith McPherson, 6-2, 185, Ocean Township (Oakhurst, N.J.)

Running Backs
Moncell Allen, 5-9, 215, Holy Cross (New Orleans)
JoJo Cox, 5-10, 225, Twiggs Co (Jeffersonville, Ga.)
Andre Harris, 6-3, 215, Palisades Charter (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Stafon Johnson, 5-10, 180, Dorsey (Los Angeles)
Terry Jones, 5-10, 185, Miami Carol City (Miami)
Chane Moline, 6-1, 235, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
DeMarco Murray, 6-1, 185, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Jamaris Sanders, 5-10, 180, Warwick (Newport News, Va.)
Jaious Singleton, 5-10, 195, East St Louis (St. Louis)
Jermaine Washington, 5-10, 180, Hodge (Jonesboro, La.)

Wide Receivers
Carl Fisher, 6-0, 185, Bolingbrook (Ill.)
Brandon Heath, 6-0, 180, Palm Beach Lakes (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Jerrod Johnson, 6-6, 207, Humble (Texas)
JuJuan Jones, 6-6, 218, Sidney (Ohio)
Tim Palmer, 6-4, 195, Sealy (Texas)
Jason Simmons, 6-6, 195, Regional (Matawan, N.J.)
Chris Slaughter, 6-3, 180, Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.)
Montrae Webber, 6-3, 180 Hearne (Texas)
Terrell Zachery, 6-1, 185, Wadley (Ala.)

Tight Ends
Marcus Anthony, 6-3, 240, Patrick Henry (Richmond, Va.)
Preston Dial, 6-3, 225, UMS-Wright (Mobile, Ala.)
Sam Gardner, 6-6, 240, Clay (Lexington, Ky.)

Offensive Linemen
Justin Anderson, 6-5, 305, Irwin County (Ocilla, Ga.)
Jake Bscherer, 6-7, 275, Sturgeon Bay (Wis.)
Nate Dade, 6-5, 335, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Isaiah Hinson, 6-3, 325, Hermitage (Richmond, Va.)
Timilehin Oshinowo, 6-6, 275, Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.)
Andrew Phillips, 6-5, 290, Georgetown Prep (Bethesda, Md.)
Jermarcus Ricks, 6-5, 295, Colbert Co (Leighton, Ala.)
Rocco Sanchez, 6-3, 315, Castle Park (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Terron Sanders, 6-3, 320, Southeast (Bradenton, Fla.)

Defensive Linemen
Terry Adams, 6-2, 225, Elkin (N.C.)
David Boyce, 6-6, 240, St Paul (Covington, La.)
Tavaris Brown, 6-2, 225, Richmond (Rockingham, N.C.)
Bernard Cooper, 6-2, 235, St Rita (Chicago)
Bart Eddins, 6-7, 265, Trinity Presbyterian (Montgomery, Ala.)
John Graves, 6-3, 265, Meadowbrook (Richmond, Va.)
Micah Johnson, 6-2, 267, West Potomac (Alexandria, Va.)
Tony Reed, 6-3, 275, Harding (Warren, Oh.)
Isaac Williams, 6-1, 320, Del Valle (Austin, Texas)
Jaquane Williams, 6-3, 250, Vigor (Prichard, Ala.)

Linebackers
Allen Bradford, 6-2, 220, Colton (Calif.)
A.J. Edds, 6-3, 215, Greenwood (Ind.)
Jeremy Franklin, 6-2, 215, Gainesville (Texas)
Ross Homan, 6-2, 225, Coldwater (Ohio)
Kevonn Little, 6-1, 215, Paterson Catholic (Paterson, N.J.)
Nick Macaluso, 6-3, 215, Middletown South (Middletown, N.J.)
Dan Randle, 6-3, 225, Salem (N.Y.)
Dougie Thompson, 5-11, 225, Armwood (Fla.)

Defensive Backs
Donald Babers, 5-10, 170, Westbury (Houston)
Derek Brighton, 6-1, 190, Allen Park (Mich.)
Jovani Chappel, 5-11, 180, Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio)
Riley Cooper, 6-4, 200, Central Catholic (Clearwater, Fla.)
Jai Eugene, 5-11, 170, Destrehan (La.)
Ricky Gary, 5-9, 175, Pahokee (Fla.)
DeAndre McDaniel, 6-1, 185, Godby (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Darrin Walls, 6-1, 175, Woodland Hills (Pittsburgh)

Athletes
Desmond Gee, 5-9, 175, Madison County (Madison, Fla.)
Ryan Lindsey, 5-9, 190, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Mark Mitchell, 5-11, 185, Texarkana, Ark.
Dervin Ricard, 5-11, 175, Plaquemine (La.)

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