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Lists of Top Prospects for 2005 (mega-merge)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    according to Bill Buchalter of the Orlando Sentinel

    1. S Kenneth Phillips Miami Carol City 6-1 / 185
    Is he the next Sean Taylor?

    2. OL Matt Hardrick Orlando Edgewater 6-5 / 338
    Has potential to be best ever coached by Bill Gierke.

    3. WR Fred Rouse Tallahassee Lincoln 6-3 / 200
    Perhaps best in long line of recent Lincoln stars.

    4. RB Maurice Wells Jacksonville Sandalwood 5-11 / 185
    Rushed for 3,000 yards as a junior.

    5. DE Neefy Moffett Palm Bay 6-3 / 230
    Next great Palm Bay product.

    6. DB Avery Atkins Seabreeze 6-2 / 195
    Big corner also can be top running back.

    7. DE Spencer Adkins Naples 6-1 / 220
    3-year starter makes plays all over field.

    8. FB Kalvin Bailey Seffner Armwood 6-1 / 255
    Rushed for 1,700 yards for state champs.

    9. OL Chris Barney Miami Northwestern 6-5 / 295
    Top returning offensive lineman in Miami-Dade Co.

    10. DL Jeff Owens Plantation 6-3 / 285
    All-Broward pick credited with 26 tackles for loss.

    11. LB Jon Demps Pensacola Washington 6-1 / 225
    2-time All-Northwest Florida selection.

    12. OL Richard Clark Seabreeze 6-4 / 285
    3-year starter for a solid program.

    13. DL Ricky Jean-Francois Miami Carol City 6-2 / 240
    Very athletic, very fast, very versatile.

    14. DE Eugene Hayes Madison Co 6-2 / 209
    Perhaps best athlete ever from talent-laden program.

    15. OL Ronnie Wilson Pompano Beach Ely 6-4 / 325
    A 3-year starter, All-Broward pick.

    16. RB Antoine Smith Pahokee 5-9 / 185
    Injured as junior after 1,700 yards as sophomore.

    17. ATH Matt Grothe Lakeland Lake Gibson 6-2 / 195
    Ran and passed for 28 total TDs.

    18. DL Matt Lewis Mainland 6-3 / 250
    A 3-year starter for state champs.

    19. DL Lemuel St. Pierre Timber Creek 6-4 / 255
    Growing into a big-time talent.

    20. RB Paul O'Hara Cross City Dixie Co. 6-0 / 200
    Will be a rare 5-year high school starter.
  2. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    I know Coach Tressel stopped at his school and spoke with his coach during his Florida trip a couple weeks ago.
  3. Basebuck

    Basebuck In Texas..

    Isn't Rouse high on OSU? I thought I heard that he is being heavily recruited by the staff too. As long as Bauserman(sp) comes here I would have to think we have a shot.
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    According to the Florida experts on BN like gatorinohio and indianacane02(note sarcasm) Rouse will go to Florida State. Tallahassee Lincoln apparently is a pipeline to the Criminoles.
  5. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Top WV recruits for '05

    Ryan Dawson, WR, Parkersburg South -- Martinsburg wasn't the only team to have a standout performer hampered by the muddy mess of last season's Class AAA championship game.
    Dawson didn't catch a pass in the Patriots' victory, instead blocking, usually while lined up tight. But he could emerge as a national-level receiving recruit with as much or more college potential than two-time Kennedy Award winner Brandon Barrett, many high school coaches think.

    Derek Hardman, OL/DL, Roane County -- A gigantic frame and good feet make Hardman, a tight end for the Raiders and the coach's son, a prized recruit that has been courted by WVU, Penn State, Ohio State and Marshall.
  6. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    Sporting New's Top Recruits, Preseason 2005

    TSN put together their top players by position for the recruiting class of 2005.

    QB R. Perrilloux Reserve, La
    RB K. Grady Grand Rapids, Mich
    RB J. Stewart Olympia, Wash
    WR M. Kelly Longview, Tx.
    WR F. Rouse Tallahassee, Fla.
    TE D. Farr Galena Park, Tx.
    OL Alex Boone Lakewood, Ohio
    OL Dan Doering Barrington, Ill
    OL E. Monroe Plainfield, N.J.
    OL M. Hardrick Orlando
    OL C. Scott Lovejoy, Ga.

    DT D. Granger Dallas
    DT J. Powe Waynesboro, Miss
    DE G. Moffett Palm Bay, Fla.
    DE E. Udofia Scottsdale, Ariz.
    LB T. Beckum Oak Creek, Wisc.
    LB L. Brown Lakewood, Calif.
    LB R. Reynolds Las Vegas
    DB V. Harris Highland Springs, Va
    DB J. King Monroeville, Pa.
    DB J. O'Neal Cleveland
    DB K. Phillips Miami

    I'm sorry, but if I would have had to type out their 1st names I would have been doing this well into tomorrow! :wink2:
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Thanks, RAM.

    I really hope we go after Dan Doering. I still don't understand why we never went after Roland Martin last year.
  8. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    I think that we are going to try to get two/three 4-5 Star OL every year from now on.
    Or maybe not! :osu:
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, we already have two of the nations's top 22 recruits. Not too shabby.
  10. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    :biggrin: )Nice to see MM isn't on the list... screw scUM!! (yes this is sour grapes
  11. IUbuck

    IUbuck Newbie

    i agree bucknutty it seemed like roland was destined for tOSU, first of all he loves pace, and he wanted to stay close to home
  12. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    I think TSN got that list from Rivals. That was their junior AA team I believe. Nice to have two committed already.
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    As Nutty inferred, Illinois does not to appear to be a priority for the coaches. We seem to be getting in late on some of the top guys (Dampier, Patterson, Williams, Jamieson and now Doering) or not getting in on some guys at all (Roland Martin). Illinois is a highly contested state with powerhouses from the Big 12 (OU- Patterson, Dampier), SEC (Tenn- in on quite a few i.e. Martin) and the Big 10 (just about every team) competing for the talent.

    My guess is the coaches have just prioritized other areas that have the potential for a higher payoff and Illinois is a casuality of this strategy. tOSU areas of concentration- Ohio, Florida (specifically S. Florida), PA (specifically W. PA) and I think next year we will see a greater move into the Northeast (specifically NJ). We hired a coach with experience in this area and it seems even more wide open now with the diminishment of the Big East.
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Buckskin86 brings up an excellent point concerning our areas of focus concerning recruiting. If we can continue to fairly much lock down Ohio, along with getting some of the top talent from western Pennsylvania and Florida, then the "loss" of a potential big star or two from any other state is manageable. Teams like Michigan need to hit Illinois more than we do because the talent base in Michigan is not nearly as deep as in our state. If we can also now make some bigger in-roads into the NJ/NY region because of Hazell, that's just extra gravy. You know, the state of NY does put out some good players...does Will Smith come to mind? NJ does, too...ever hear of a Buckeye named Jack Tatum?
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Clevebucks- it looks like we are at least in Owens early top 5 but the two at the top appear to be the usual culprits FSU and Cryami


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