2010 Position Review: Wide Receivers

At the JUCO level, wide receiver is one of the most heavily recruited positions year-in and year-out. The 2011 recruiting class boasted big, physical receivers as well as explosive playmakers who can run past defenders and today JCFootball.com looks at who ended up where and what type of impact they could have on their new teams...

College of San Mateo WR Rahsaan Vaughn (Oregon) - There may not be a more explosive playmaker anywhere in the country. As the only real receiving threat on the Bulldogs, Vaughn was the focal point of opposing secondaries, but still managed to post 59 receptions for 1,007 yards and 11 touchdowns. With his legitimate 4.35 speed and outstanding body control, Vaughn should be able to come in and contribute right away for the Ducks who lost their best receiver - Jeff Maehl - to graduation.

East Los Angeles WR Anthony Denham (Utah) - The Utes got a big-time wideout when Denham chose them over offers from several other Pac 12, Big 12 and SEC schools. Denham's sophomore campaign wasn't quite as impressive as his freshman season, but that had more to due with troubles at the East LA's quarterback position and him struggling with an ankle injury most of the season than anything else. Denham has been compared to former USC and current Seattle Seahawks WR Mike Williams and the Utah coaches are hoping that remains true once he arrives in Salt Lake City.

San Francisco WR Aaron Horne (Iowa State) - Put up huge numbers as a sophomore this past season for the Rams, hauling in 51 receptions for 1,176 yards and 12 touchdowns, using his quickness and precise route-running to find creases in zones. Horne and CCSF QB Steele Jantz are both headed to Iowa State where they should make a nice combo over the next couple years in Ames.

Arizona Western WR Ge'Shun Harris (Minnesota) - Led the Gauchos this past season with 49 receptions for 625 yards and eight touchdowns. Has a lanky frame and is expected to come in and add a big-play dimension to what had been a pedestrian Gopher passing game. Harris chose Minnesota over offers from schools like New Mexico State, Memphis, North Texas and San Diego State among others.

NDSCS WR Cecil Doe (Hawaii) - The Warriors loaded up on JUCO wideouts this year, but the one to watch is Doe who has a huge frame measuring in at 6'3", 210 pounds with legitimate 4.4 speed. On a team that didn't throw the ball much, Doe managed to post only 17 receptions for 305 yards and one touchdown, but in the pass-happy Hawaii attack, expect him to put up big numbers.

Coffeyville WR Quinton Patton (Louisiana Tech) - Patton turned down offers from South Florida and Troy to sign with Tech. Patton was the leader of a very talented group of receivers with the Red Ravens, posting 55 receptions for 769 yards and six touchdowns. He will fit in nicely with Lousiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes' wide-open passing attack.

Mt. San Antonio WR Mike Edwards (UTEP) - While Edwards isn't particularly big or fast, what he does well is get open and shows sure hands, catching everything within reach. As a sophomore, Edwards hauled in 69 receptions for 1,267 yards and 13 scores, leading the Mounties in all three categories and helping them notch a second-straight National Championship. He will have the opportunity to come in and contribute right away for the Miners.

Butler WR Marcus Kennard (Texas Tech) - Had a huge season for the Grizzlies last fall, posting 43 receptions for 876 yards and 13 scores. Will be a great fit in Tech's offensive attack. Committed to Kansas State early in the process, but decided to head to Lubbock due to the Red Raiders' system. Has outstanding size, good speed and is a gifted athlete.

Others who signed with FBS or FCS programs: L.A. Pierce's Damon Julian (Cincinnati); NW Mississippi's Josh Jarboe (Arkansas State); L.A. Pierce's Tyron Harris (Temple); Moorpark's Chris Gant (Hawaii); ASA's Malcolm Eugene (Temple); Hinds' Dylan Davis (Tennessee-Martin); Allan Hancock's Scott Cathcart (Louisiana Tech); Riverside's James Calhoun (New Mexico State); Pasadena's Kemonte Bateman (New Mexico State); Blinn's Dewayne Peace (Houston); Pearl River's Jhyryn Taylor (Southern Miss); Blinn's Philander Moore (Mississippi); Coahoma's Hollis Moore (Troy); Holmes' Harry Peoples (Louisiana); Butler's Brett Soft (Central Arkansas); Pasadena's Reuben Thomas (Utah State); Butte's Jamere Valentine (Memphis); NW Mississippi's Myles White (Louisiana Tech); Garden City's Corey Johnson (Troy); Dean's A.J. Price (Akron); Scottdale's Jamaine Sherman (Abilene-Christian); Arizona Western's Jamal Gray (Middle Tennessee); Butte's Rashad Ross (Arizona State); Mesa's Michael Clore (Southern Utah); Blinn's Shaun Rutherford (Texas State); Glendale's Jimmy Goad (West Texas A&M).

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