The 2003 JC 101 Team

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.

The JC Top 101 is not broken down in numerical order. These are simply the best 101 players in our opinion.

1 Ryan Powdrell ILB 6-1 250 Saddleback
Committed to U. of Southern California. A prep All-American who ended up a JC All-American too. Committed to Fresno State out of high school.
2 Duce Lutui OT 6-5 350 Snow
Committed to U. of Southern California over BYU and Nebraska. The best offensive lineman they've had at Snow in a long, long time. Could have an NFL future.
3 Albert Toeiana OT 6-7 325 CC San Francisco
Committed to Tennessee. Arguably the best offensive lineman in the state. Signed with Oregon out of HS but didn't qualify. Would be starting for the Ducks right now. Powerful, great feet, long arms...the whole package.
4 Robert Johnson QB 6-1 200 Reedley
Committed to Texas Tech. Has the same qualities as former Sac City/Iowa State QB Seneca Wallace. Fast and elusive in the open field. State offensive MVP as a freshman.
5 Paul Soliai OL 6-4 325 Coffeyville
Big time, NFL prospect. Committed to Utah much to the dismay of every other D1 in the country. Doesn't graduate until May or later.
6 Jesse Mahelona DT 6-2 295 Orange Coast
Committed to Tennessee after previously committing to Oklahoma. A real plugger who can also wreak havoc in the backfield. Broke his foot early in the season.
7 Delanie Walker WR 6-2 220 Mt. San Antonio
Committed early on to Arizona State, but will he sign there in February? JC Grid-Wire All-American and an All-California selection by the coaches association. Started in 9 games last year….named to the '02 Mission Conf. – 2nd Team as Wide Receiver…36 catches for 613 yards, 5  TDs…superior leaping ability, great blocker, and 4.4 speed. High School:  2001 1st Team Division VII…2001 The Times' All-Region Football Team, San Gabriel Valley…2000 and '01 All Miramonte League Offensive POY… 2001 Pomona Red Devil of the Year….played in East/West All Star game….placed 1st in the Division III 100 meters…1st place in 2002 Miramonte League Meet.
8 Tyler McMeans OG 6-5 342 Lackawanna
Signed with Miami at midyear. Former military man turned future NFL prospect. Following in footsteps of ex-Lackawanna grad Bryant McKinnie (Minn. Vikings). Consistent. Spent 4 years in the Marines before enrolling at Lackawanna.
9 Quincy Butler CB 6-2 200 Tyler
Committed to TCU over Missouri and others. 2003 First Team NJCAA All-American. All-American Safety in high school; signed with Texas Tech out of high school. Leads the Apaches this season in INTs with 3.
10 E.J. Kuale LB 6-3 225 Dodge City
Committed to LSU. Named 1st Team All-Conference. Led the Jayhawk Conf. in tackles. A sideline-to-sideline terror. Transfer from Georgia Tech.
11 Brent Hecht TE 6-4 255 Butler County
Committed to TCU. All-Conference performer. Another in a line of Butler Co. tight ends who advanced to D1 programs.
12 Damien Huren OLB 6-1 210 SW Mississippi
Played safety for SW Miss., but projects to OLB at the next level (4.5 speed). Def. MVP for MACJC All-State South Division.
13 Randall Swoopes OL/DL 6-3 305 Georgia Military
Playing both ways in 2003. Placed by U. of Georgia and will probably re-sign with the Bulldogs.
14 Remi Ayodele DT 6-3 280 NE Oklahoma
Has tripped Arizona State and Washington State. Also visiting Oklahoma State. Placed by Purdue. Brother is Akin Ayodele, who is a starter for Jacksonville.
15 Larry Kendrick ATH 5-11 210 Pearl River
Being heavily recruited by teams throughout the south. Spent two seasons at U. of Florida. Will play either S or WR at the next level. First-team NJCAA All-American. Recorded 9 picks.
16 Tyron Brackenridge CB 5-11 180 Chaffey
Committed to Wash. State over Washington, Hawaii, Kansas, and many others. Great cover skills. All-Calif. Region III selection.
17 Scott Ware S 6-2 220 Santa Rosa
Signed with U. of Southern California in December, where he'll probably be a free safety. 4.0 student who was voted Calif. Defensive MVP by the coaches.
18 Byron Smith DT 6-2 280 Kilgore
Committed to Nebraska. Was arguably the top defensive tackle in the conference.
19 Dashon Goldson S 6-1 205 Coffeyville
Signed with Washington in December. NJCAA All-American and the KJCCC defensive player of the year. JC Grid-Wire AA. Redshirt freshman who signed with Wash. out of Narbonne HS in Calif. Coach says he's in mold of Kenny Easley.
20 Chris Pino OT 6-6 320 Palomar
Committed to San Diego State. Palomar coaches say Pino may be the best they've had, and they've coached some good ones. Voted 1st Team All-Calif. by the coaches.
21 Deqawn Mobley WR 6-2 195 CC San Francisco
Committed to Texas A&M. All-Conf. as a freshman. Arguably the top WR on a team rich in WR tradition.
22 Tim Brown RB/RET 5-7 175 CC San Francisco
Committed to Temple. Voted Calif. Offensive MVP by the coaches. Electrifying. In the mold of Johnny Mack, a CCSF grad now at Texas Tech. Small but more than capable.
23 Jeremy Stewart LB 6-2 230 Compton
An All-Calif. regional pick as a freshman. Great instincts. A step slower than teammate Aaron Brown, posting mid-4.5s at the JCFootball.com combine in SoCal last spring. Might have a D1 clock problem, but I'm leaving him on the 101 anyway.
24 Mario Stevenson CB 6-2 200 East Mississippi

Committed to LSU. Stevenson enrolled at Alabama St. after graduating from Melrose HS in Memphis, Tenn.

25 Claude Wroten DT 6-3 315 Mississippi Delta

Committed to LSU in July. Very quick and strong. Turned down offers from a bevy of SEC and ACC programs.

26 Lee Foliaki

LB

6-2 235 Butler County
Says he'll commit to South Carolina. Instincts are as good as any LB they've had at Butler Co. according to the HC. Physical and excels at blitzing.
27 Andre Hall RB 5-9 200 Garden City
1st Team All-KJCCC. Transferred to GCCC from Georgia Military. Durable with great balance and vision.
28 Devin Hollins QB 6-2 200 West Los Angeles
Committed to Arkansas State after one season at W LA. Signed with Wisconsin out of HS. 1st Team JC Grid-Wire AA and All-California selection. Ran an aerial circus in 2003. Threw for 3300 yards, 34 TDs, and only 7 INTs.
29 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. 2nd Team JC Grid-Wire AA. All-Calif. Region IV selection.
30 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.
31 Bruce Gordon WR 6-0 195 Dodge City
Committed to Purdue. Enjoyed two great seasons at Dodge City. Best WR in KJCCC aside from Highland's Cleannord Saintil.
32 Logan Hall TE 6-4 255 Snow
Committed to New Mexico. Can block and catch. Has a nasty streak that coaches like.
33 Rashaad Goodrum DE 6-4 240 LA Valley
Committed to Washington. 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. Could play ILB or DE at next level.
34 Justin Luettgerodt LB 6-3 235 Foothill
Committed to BYU. Set the single season tackles record for Foothill College. 1st Team All-California and 1st Team JC Grid-Wire AA.
35 Joseph Harris RB 5-9 212 Butler County
Reportedly committed to Wyoming. Very productive runner who is also a punishing blocker. Gets yards after contact; runs 4.5 forty. First-team All-KJCCC.
36 Jonathan Najm DE 6-3 245 Laney
Signed with Arkansas State. Turned heads at the JCFootball.com NorCal combine in May with combination of speed and athleticism. Two time All-Conference.
37 Ernie Pelayo OL 6-6 290 Southwestern
Signed with Kentucky. Battled injuries during his two seasons at SWC, but when healthy is a force.
38 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.
39 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.
40 Jerome Harrison RB 5-11 190 Pasadena
Will probably sign with Washington State in February. Hosted on his WSU visit by former Pasadena standout RB, Jonathan Smith. Bounceback from E. Michigan. Two time All-Mission Conference. Made All-Calif. Region IV in 2003.
41 Jonathan Joseph CB 5-11 185 Coffeyville
Committed to S. Carolina. 3 punt blocks in 4 games to start 2003. Speedy, impact player.
42 Domata Peko DT 6-4 280 Canyons
Has tripped to Michigan State and Washington State; lots of schools in the mix. The top defensive recruit on one of the nation's best JC teams.
43 John Howell OLB 6-2 235 Hudson Valley
Signed with N Mexico State. Former military. A hitter with great combination of size and speed. 7 tackles for loss through first 4 contests.
44 Robert Spells, Jr. WR 6-1 185 Tyler
Made 1st Team All-SWJCFC in 2003. Set SWJCFC record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a TD on this year vs. Navarro. High school: 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.
45 Earnest Jones NG 6-2 305 Hudson Valley
Being recruited by many teams in the northeast. Has the size and quickness many D1s look for in a nose guard.
46 J.J. Nesheiwat TE 6-4 255 Hudson Valley
Being recruited by a host of mid-major programs. "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.
47 Walner Belleus CB 5-11 185 Dodge City
Committed to Iowa. All-Conference cover corner who is physical and fast.
48 Merci Falaise OT 6-6 295 Georgia Military
Committed to NC State. Played LT this year but projects to OG at next level. Smart.
49 Maurice London S 6-0 180 Grossmont
Committed to Arizona State. 1st Team All-California selection by the coaches. Had 8 picks as a frosh. Versatile.
50 Kevin Stanley CB 6-1 185 Victor Valley

All-Calif. Region III this year. At one point had 5 INTs in 6 games, which was tops in the conference. Also, one of the conference's top PRs (1 TD) and KRs. Exceptional size and a great hitter. May grad.

51 Kenneth West SS 6-0 180 NE Oklahoma A&M

Signed with New Mexico in December. Named the SWJCFC Defensive MVP and NJCAA All-American. Not a blazer, but a real ballhawk.

52 Dan Nelson LB 6-2 235 Arizona Western
Committed to UCLA where he'll have 4 to play 3. Had been recruited by other programs in the Pac-10, including Washington. A 4.0 student who spent two years in the military before his one great season at AWC. Made 1st Team All-WSFL.
53 Antwon Guidry RB/KR 6-0 190 CC San Francisco
Extremely versatile and fast. Played WR, RB, CB, KR...you name it. Committed to Nebraska out of HS but ended up gray shirting at Hutchinson (Kans.) then playing his freshman year there. Transferred to CCSF for his sophomore campaign and was impressive whenever he touches the ball. Will have 2x2 at next level.
54 Rob Ninkovich DE 6-3 245 Joliet
Committed to Purdue. A cat quick rush end who is piling up sacks (13.5 as of late Oct.). Broke Joliet's power clean record. Benches 370.
55 Jamar Barnes S 6-1 215 Long Beach
Earlier in the year he told he was committed to Colorado State. Not sure if that's where he'll end up. Foot injury ended his season after a handful of contests. A pre-season All-American who was living up to his billing despite his team's struggles. Size, speed, and physical. Reportedly ran a 10.6 100-meters in HS.
56 Cleannord Saintil WR 6-1 185 Highland
The best receiver Highland has had in years -- and they've had some good ones. Missed several games with an injury. But in 5 games he had 33 rec. for 534 yards and 4 TDs. (106.8 yds per game) A very dangerous KR too.
57 John Wadkowski TE 6-4 255 Ventura
Voted to the All-Calif. team. Reportedly turned down an offer to attend Texas A&M after his freshman season. Great, soft hands; gets a lot of balls thrown his way. Gets out in December.
58 Todd Watkins WR/PK 6-3 185 Grossmont
BYU, Oregon State, Hawaii, and Kansas State are leading chase for Watkins. Could argue that he is the most talented athlete in the land. Led the Foothill Conference in placekicking points and is without a doubt among the top receivers in California. Burned rubber last spring at the JCFootball.com SoCal Combine with fastest forty time (4.28). Transferred from Norfolk State Univ. (1AA) in Virginia where he redshirted.
59 Terrence Smith LB 6-3 235 NW Mississippi
A defensive MVP of the MACJC North division. Led the Mississippi conference in tackles. Possesses above average speed and projects to DE or rush linebacker at the next level.
60 Kurt Falke OT 6-7 320 Blinn
Signed with Syracuse in December. A RS-sophomore bounceback from Duke University, who graduated in December. Had offers from Baylor, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Lafayette and others. You won't get around him one-on-one per his coaches.
61 Chad Wilmott QB 6-4 210 Butler County
Signed with Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham in December. Named KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year and was the NJCAA Title Game MVP. Not the best foot speed but very accurate and a great competitor. A leader who is helping Butler to great success. Opposing coaches respect his abilities despite the lack of 'flash.'
62 Jamar Flournoy S 6-2 220 Hutchinson
Arkansas is among the schools recruiting. "Hits like a linebacker but has the speed to play corner," said one Hutch coach. Had over 100 tackles through the regular season.
63 Dane King QB 6-2 205 Blinn
Signed with Baylor over SMU. Broke four school passing records, most of which were held by Blinn grad Michael Bishop (K-State/NFL). 181 completions for 2,544 yards and 25 TDs as of October 26. Beats opponents with his arm and head. It's true he might be a 'system guy,' but that doesn't take away from his ability.
64 DeWayne Hollyfield DE 6-4 270 LA Harbor
Voted All-Calif. Region III. Converted from TE. Quick, strong, and athletic. Was a very good basketball player in high school.
65 David Irons CB 6-1 185 Butler County
Committed to Auburn after last season but was short a class. Now he's on track with Auburn again.
66 Kenneth Shelton WR 6-1 180 Trinity Valley
Very fast. Reportedly offered by Washington State and Georgia was recruiting him midway through the season. Stats: 39-862-10 TD late in the season. His 22.1 avg. per catch led the SWJCFC.
67 David Jackson ILB 6-1 225 NE Oklahoma
Finished 3rd on the team in tackles. Coach Dale Patterson at NEO said Jackson is one of the best LBs he's had. Jackson is a ball hawk and leads a strong defense.
68 Brett Bischofberger DL 6-3 280 Butte
Committed to Texas Tech over Boise State. Bounceback from Cal. Two-time All-Calif. selection by the coaches.
69 Tyler DeBry OLB 5-10 220 Dixie State

Undersized? Who cares. DeBry is an NJCAA All-American and a two-time All-WSFL player. He is a sackmaster. Fast, physical, and possessing a great motor. Brings strong leadership to the field.

70 Scott Mitchell WR 6-4 210 Mt. San Antonio

Committed to Kentucky over Arizona State and Oregon State among others.

71 Surrell Davis S/CB 5-11 195 San Mateo

Committed to Colorado State. The most highly touted recruit in a defensive backfield that includes four D1 guys. Reportedly has offers from Oregon and Kansas State among others. Instinctive player with speed who will thump you. Ran two sub-4.5 forties on FieldTurf at last spring's JCFootball.com combine.

72 Jarrett Bush CB 6-1 185 American River

Four-year schools love Bush's combination of size and speed. All-Calif. Region III selection. Scored 1 TD off a KOR. Four-year schools covet his height. Will graduate in May.

73 Dale Robinson LB 6-1 240 Glendale (Ariz.)

Committed to Arizona State. 2nd Team All-NJCAA and 1st Team All-WSFL. A New York native who signed with CW Post (D2) out of HS.

74 Charles Manigo S 6-1 200 Canyons

A weight room warrior for Canyons. Getting looks from many west coast colleges, including Washington in the Pac-10. Another great secondary player for Canyons.

75 Brian Hare WR 6-2 190 Pima

His stats at Pima won't impress anyone this year, but that doesn't take away from Hare's abilities. He has tremendous speed, confidence, and great hands. Transferred to Pima from Wm. Rainey Harper in Illinois. Committed to Indiana but sources say that Iowa is still a possibility.

76 Bret Jones S 6-2 190 CC San Francisco

Committed to Kansas State. 1st Team All-California selection. Athletic with excellent character.

77 Bryan Deemer OG 6-4 295 San Joaquin Delta
Committed to Cal. Known for his road-grading skills. 1st Team All-Calif. selection by the coaches.
78 Greg Wilkerson LB 6-4 250 Butler County
Committed to Auburn. A first-team All-KJCCC selection. Weight room warrior who could be a stalwart at ILB for the Tigers next year.
79 Aaron Brown LB 6-2 240 Compton
Committed to Texas A&M over Cal. First-team All-Western State Conference. Ran 4.44 at JCFootball.com SoCal combine last spring.
80 Kyle Williams DB 6-1 185 Navarro
Arkansas, TCU, and Texas A&M appear to be his three choices. 1st Team All-SWJCFC honoree. Played his HS ball in Arkansas.
81 DeMarcus Green CB 5-10 185 Glendale (Ariz.)
Signed with Middle Tennessee State in December. Was the leader of a strong Glendale secondary last year and made 1st Team All-WSFL. Came to Glendale after spending a year at U. of Arizona where he had walked on as a running back. Vertical jumped 34" and ran 4.53 forty on grass at JCFootball.com Arizona Combine last spring.
82 Greg Luna OT 6-8 295 Yuba
All-Conference performer. Good feet and frame to add weight. Reportedly getting strong interest from Washington, Cal, and many others. Midyear grad if right offer comes along.
83 Markell Thompson TE/DE 6-7 290 SW Mississippi
Committed to Florida over Michigan State, Wisconsin and others. Was a 1st Team All-MACJC choice as a defensive lineman, but he'll play TE at Florida.
84 DJ Johnson DT 6-2 295 Garden City
Committed to Syracuse. All-NJCAA and All-KJCCC selection this year.
85 Maurice Porter CB 6-2 200 CC San Francisco
Signed with Kansas State. All NorCal Conference honoree. CCSF has sent many corners to the next level in recent years and they all tend to succeed. Porter possesses above average height and should enjoy the same kind of success as his predecessors.
86 Chris Daniels OLB 6-0 217 Sacramento
This May grad tripped Arizona State and will trip Marshall in January. A speed demon off the edge. All-NorCal conference honoree.
87 Steve Banks WR 6-4 185 Lackawanna
Set 4 school records in 37-13 win over Alfred St. He now owns TDs in one season receiving (10); TDs in a career (16); yardage in a season (680), and yardage in a career (1,031). Banks was also tremendously successful as a KR. The Ohio native graduates in May.
88 Matt Swan LB 6-5 250 Laney
Committed to Nevada. First team All-Calif. by the coaches association.
89 Tonae Martin WR 6-3 200 Kilgore
Marshall and Louisiana Tech are the two programs recruiting the hardest. May graduate could be a hot commodity up to the February signing day. Runs in the mid-4.5 range. Great body control.
90 Tommy Keyes OL 6-1 295 Jones County
Signed with U. of Alabama-Birmingham. Second team All-NJCAA.
91 David Koral QB 6-2 210 Santa Monica
Signed with UCLA. Has taken a circuitous route to UCLA having signed with Vanderbilt out of HS, bouncing back to Santa Monica, leaving briefly for Florida State last winter where he walked on...and then back to Santa Monica where he had a great sophomore year. 1st Team All-Western State Conference.
92 Dustin Schroader DE 6-5 270 Snow
1st Team All-WSFL selection and MVP of the Golden Isles Bowl where he recorded 2.5 sacks. Will probably play over the TE at next level. May grad.
93 Chris Herring DT 6-1 305 NW Mississippi
Being recruited by Texas Tech, Alabama, and many other programs in the Big East, SEC, and Big 12. 1st Team All-NJCAA and All-MACJC North Division. Very athletic for such a big man.
94 Thomas Stevens OL 6-3 315 LA Harbor

Coach says Stevens will end up at San Diego State or USC. Unanimous choice for All-Western State Conference team. Bounceback from the U. of Arizona.

95 Vince Feula DT 6-1 300 Cerritos

An All-Calif. regional selection in his first and only season at Cerritos. A bounceback from Arizona who will only have one season of eligibility at a D1.

96 Eddie Scipio CB 5-11 175 Allan Hancock

Committed to BYU over Kansas State and others. Pennsylvania native is a good cornerback and an even better kick returner. An All-Calif. selection in 2003 and 2002 (return specialist).

97 Charles Ealy CB 5-10 210 Compton

Committed to UNLV over Boise State. Transferred to Compton from Fresno State where he was a wide receiver. Will play CB at UNLV. Ran a sub-4.4 forty at last spring's JCFootball.com SoCal combine (on wet track). Also an impressive 29 reps at 185.

98 Justin Hickman DE 6-1 255 Glendale (Ariz.)

This freshman is deciding between UCLA, Washington State, Oregon and Arizona State. Selected to the All-WSFL first team. Father played at USC, which would be his dream school.

99 Larry Collins CB 5-11 200 Fullerton

All-Calif. Region IV selection. Electifying KR and physical cornerback. 1st Team All-Mission Conference honoree. Midyear grad.

100 John Morris OLB 6-2 245 Fullerton

Committed to Colorado State. An intense, physical LB who bounced back from Fresno State. 2nd Team All-Mission Conference.

101 Justin Johnson DE 6-3 245 CC of San Francisco

Committed to Cal. Physical rush end with nice speed. All-NorCal Conference honoree.

 


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