Class of '06: Five Football Recruits to Watch

Now that the majority of the top football players from the Class of 2005 have selected their college destinations, SchoolSports.com shifts its focus to the Class of 2006. Find out which five '06 recruits you'll have to keep an eye on next year.


Myron Rolle
The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)
Defensive Back, 6-3, 211

Considered by many to be the top prospect in the country, Rolle is a terror on both sides of the ball for The Hun School. He plays both running back and safety for the Raiders, but his preference is to play cornerback at the next level. Rolle was named Prep Defensive Player of the Year by The Newark Star Ledger last season after he had 83 tackles, six sacks and four interceptions. On offense, he ran for a school-record 1,501 yards and 15 touchdowns as Hun posted an 8-1 mark on the season. Rolle, who is on track to graduate early in December, has an early top four of Oklahoma, Miami, Florida State and Michigan.


Matthew Stafford
Highland Park (Dallas, Texas)
Quarterback, 6-2, 212

Stafford burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2003 by completing 173-of-307 passes for 3,182 yards, 38 touchdowns and only five interceptions. As a junior, he completed 129-of-258 passes for 1,748 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He added 141 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground and guided the Scots to the District 11-4A title. Stafford is considering a number of schools, including Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan and Georgia Tech.


Percy Harvin
Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 182

The old cliché is that big players play their best in big games, and Harvin fits that description to a "T." Harvin racked up 382 total yards and four touchdowns and intercepted three passes on defense in Landstown's 47-20 win over state power Robinson in the Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship. Landstown (14-0) finished No. 10 in the SchoolSports.com East Region rankings. For the year, Harvin had 985 receiving yards, 690 rushing yards, returned four kicks for touchdowns, scored 32 total touchdowns and intercepted 10 passes, returning three for scores. Among the schools looking at him are BCS heavyweights USC, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.


Andre Smith
Huffman (Birmingham, Ala.)
Offensive Lineman, 6-4, 315

Although he's an offensive lineman, Smith has incredible athleticism for his size. In fact, he was named Super Athlete at the U.S. Army National Combine for juniors in January after bench pressing 185 pounds 20 times and running the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds. He was also named to the Class 6A All-State team this past fall. Smith is considering the likes of Alabama, Auburn, USC, LSU, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee among many others.


Sergio Kindle
Woodrow Wilson (Dallas, Texas)
Running Back/Linebacker, 6-4, 225

Running back or linebacker? That's the big question when it comes to recruiting Kindle, who has the talent to star at either position on the next level. As a junior, Kindle was named to The Dallas Morning News All-Area offensive team after rushing for 1,825 yards and 25 touchdowns on 214 carries. But he also had 126 tackles and eight sacks on defense. Kindle, who hails the from the same high school as NFL future Hall of Fame receiver Tim Brown, is being looked at by a bevy of the nation's top programs, including Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, LSU and Texas Tech.


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