JCFootball.com JC Top 101 (Part 2 of 4)

The 2003 pre-season JCFootball.com JC Top 101 is here. The list consists of student athletes from around the nation who are impact players for their teams and likely to move on to play D1 football. The early 101 list is not ranked in any kind of order--all of this guys are darned good. As you can imagine, it's incredibly difficult to determine who to put on our list! So many possibilities...so few spots. (more early next week)

The JC Top 101 is not broken down in numerical order. These are simply the best 101 players in our opinion. After the season JCFootball.com may put out its final JC Top 101 with players ranked in order, 1 through 101.

1 Andre Hall RB 5-9 200 Garden City
Had a huge year at Georgia Military as a freshman. Opposing coaches are saying he's the real deal.
2 Lee Foliaki LB 6-2 235 Butler County
Big #11 is arguably the conference's top linebacker. What sets him apart is 'instinct.' His head coach Troy Morrell says Foliaki excels when turned loose on blitzes. Committed to Colorado out of HS and it sounds like that'll still be his home after Butler Co.
3 Keith Ellison S 6-1 1/2 220 El Camino
Bounceback from San Diego St. where he was a major contributor as a freshman. Physical with great range.
4 Sylvester Brinkley OLB 6-4 225 Reedley
Ran a 4.48 in the spring. Committed to Texas Tech (10/12) over Mizzou, West Virginia (dad played for them), and many other offers.
5 Bruce Gordon WR 6-0 195 Dodge City
Had a great freshman year and hasn't lost a beat this year despite being dinged up. Offers from W. Virginia, Clemson, and S. Carolina so far. Arguably the conference's top WR.
6 Logan Hall TE 6-4 255 Snow
Tulsa and Utah have all but offered. New Mexico is taking a hard look. Can block and catch. Has a nasty streak that coaches like.
7 Rashaad Goodrum DE 6-4 240 LA Valley
Extremely athletic and disruptive off the edge. Made the Top 101 list last year when we thought he'd leave Valley after one season. Native of North Carolina.
8 Tearrius George DE 6-4 260 LA Valley
Not quite as athletic as teammate Rashaad Goodrum, but bigger and physical. Made the All-Western State Conference team as a freshman.
9 Joseph Harris RB 5-9 212 Butler County
Very productive runner who is also a punishing blocker. Gets yards after contact; runs 4.5 forty. Has offer from Washington State and Arizona State is looking hard along with many others.
10 Jonathan Najm DE 6-3 245 Laney
Turned heads at the JCFootball.com NorCal combine in May. All-Conf. as a freshman. Drawing interest from several schools in the Pac-10, UNLV, and others.
11 Eddie Smith CB/KR 5-9 190 San Mateo
Spent a RS year at Oregon after signing with the Ducks out of HS. An exciting kick returner and superb cover corner. Makes up for lack of size with superb athleticism. Ran 4.07 shuttle and sub-4.5 forties at JCFootball.com Combine last spring as well as 12 reps of 225.
12 Taylor Schmidt OT 6-5 330 Palomar
Committed to San Diego State before the season. Possesses nice feet for such a big guy. The top recruit on a perennial powerhouse team.
13 Marc Villafuerte OL 6-4 300 Santa Ana
Committed to UCLA in October. Only a redshirt freshman. Terrific upside potential. 4 to play 3 at next level.
14 Jerome Harrison RB 5-11 190 Pasadena
Bounceback from E. Michigan. Leading the Mission Conference in yards per carry (7.1) at midpoint of season. All-conference as a freshman.
15 Jonathan Joseph CB 5-11 185 Coffeyville
Committed to S. Carolina. 3 punt blocks in 4 games to start 2003. Speedy, impact player.
16 Domata Peko DT 6-4 280 Canyons
Garnering looks from the Pac-10 and as far away as Central Florida. The top defensive recruit on one of the nation's best JC teams.
17 John Howell OLB 6-2 235 Hudson Valley
Former military. South Carolina likes. A hitter with great combination of size and speed. 7 tackles for loss through first 4 contests.
18 Robert Spells, Jr. WR 6-1 185 Tyler
1st Team All-District, senior year; member of fastest mile relay team in nation, two years; won state track meet, senior year; went to state in track all four years. Set SWJCFC record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a TD on this year vs. Navarro. He leads the team in receiving and is among the conference leaders in receiving and KO return yards.
19 Earnest Jones NG 6-2 305 Hudson Valley
Has the size and quickness many D1s look for in a nose guard.
20 J.J. Nesheiwat TE 6-4 255 Hudson Valley
"He's a better blocker than Anthony Martinez (Temple signee last year) and just as good a receiver," said Jojo of Nesheiwat, who redshirted after a pre-season ankle injury. Also, he's a qualifier who gets out in December. Has 5 TDs in 6 games to go with 16 rec. and 221 yards.
21 Walner Belleus CB 5-11 185 Dodge City
Reportedly has offers from Iowa, Georgia, Tennessee and S. Carolina. Many others are recruiting him.
22 Merci Falaise OT 6-6 295 Georgia Military
Playing LT this year but projects to OG at next level. Smart.
23 Maurice London S 6-0 180 Grossmont
Committed to Arizona State. Had 8 picks as a frosh. Versatile.
24 Kevin Stanley CB 6-1 185 Victor Valley

5 INTs in 6 games this year, which is tops in the conference. Also, one of the conference's top PRs (1 TD) and KRs. Exceptional size and a great hitter.

25 Scott Jefferies QB 6-4 230 Victor Valley

Played linebacker for VVC as a freshman. Leading the Foothill Conf. in total offense this year and is the conference's top punter with a 41.7 average.


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