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    Rivals initial top 100..............

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecr...ings/rank-2640

    Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe's Bobby Carroll has coached a lot of talent in his 25-plus years as a high school football coach. But nothing could have prepared him for Jadeveon Clowney.

    Jadeveon Clowney recorded 65 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior.
    The 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end has a 4.53-second 40-yard dash time, a 300-plus-pound power clean, a 36-inch vertical leap and has one of the most impressive highlight films seen at the position in quite some time. So when the Rivals.com recruiting analysts were asked who the best player in the Class of 2011 was, the debate lasted a total of about 30 seconds. Clowney ended up as the unanimous choice.

    Carroll agrees with the decision.

    "I have coached five NFL football players in my 27 years of coaching high school football," Carroll said. "We had two Parade All-Americans, two Under Armour All-Americans and two Shrine Bowl players here last year. I also coached Ben Watson when I was at Rock Hill. I thought those guys got a lot of mail in regards to recruiting. That was until I saw Jadeveon Clowney.

    "Clowney is an incredible football player and a good guy to have around. He is not some juiced up 6-foot-4 dude, though. He is a legit 6-foot-6. He looks like Jevon Kearse."

    Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every can see the comparison between Kearse and Clowney, who recorded 65 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior.

    "They're very similar physically at this point in their careers," Every said. "They both showed amazing explosive abilities as pass rushers. Clowney has the rare combination of size, speed and athleticism that's rarely seen at the defensive end position. We all saw how special Ronald Powell was last year, but he was 6-4 and 240 pounds. Clowney is 6-6 and 245 pounds and is one of those rarest of rare playmakers."

    NO. 2 A TOUGH CALL

    As easy as it was to name the nation's best, the No. 2 spot sparked a lengthy discussion. In the end, Rivals.com gave the nod to St. Augustine (Fla.) Pedro Menendez linebacker Tony Steward over Tampa Plant athlete James Wilder Jr..

    "It was an agonizing decision," Rivals.com analyst Barton Simmons said. "We're splitting hairs here because Tony and James are among the elite of the elite. I know you can make a great argument either way for either player and not be wrong. I'm sure it'll be a discussion we have throughout the year."

    In many years, Steward and Wilder would likely rank as the nation's best prospect. In fact, they would be elite in any recruiting class. Wilder was named Rivals.com's Junior of the Year after he dominated at the U.S. Army All-America Combine and rushed for 940 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2009. Steward finished his junior season with 123 tackles, five sacks, and two interceptions - which were returned for touchdowns.
    "Tony is just the complete package," Simmons said. "He has good size. Everything he does, he does it low. In the open field, Steward closes in a flash and then sinks his hips and breaks down to mirror the running back. In coverage, Steward runs with running backs and receivers like a corner.

    "Freakish is an adjective that should be used sparingly when describing college football prospects, but if anyone fits the bill as a freak athlete, Wilder does. He looks like he was born in a weight room, and has an imposing physical presence. Despite being big and muscled up, Wilder is not stiff at all. He can easily run with running backs and tight ends, changes directions well and has great hips."

    Rounding out the top five are two California stars - receiver George Farmer of Gardena (Calif.) Serra at No. 4 and running back De'Anthony Thomas of Los Angeles Crenshaw at No. 5. They're followed by offensive linemen La'El Collins at six, offensive linemen Cyrus Kouandjio at seven, linebacker Curtis Grant at eight, linebacker Brent Calloway at nine and running back Malcolm Brown at 10.


    SUNSHINE STATE RULES

    It's no surprise to those that follow recruiting to see Florida is the top state for talent in this first edition of the Rivals100. But the overwhelming talent in the state this season is still something that's quite noteworthy.

    Florida has 20 players in the Rivals100. What's even more staggering is that 12 of those 20 players are in the national top 50. Without question, this is one of the deepest and best years for talent in Florida in a long time.

    "The Florida speed clich?s proving true once again this year," Simmons said. "The group of running backs really punctuates a strong year in the state. The depth at that position - along with the talent at the top with Wilder and Steward - make this Florida class one of the better groups we've seen from top to bottom."

    Texas and California are the next highest in numbers in the Rivals100 with 12 and 10, respectively. After Brown in Texas, the top ranked players in the Lone Star State are outside linebacker Steve Edmond at No. 14, running back Aaron Green at No. 21 and receiver Trey Metoyer at No. 24. Behind Farmer and Thomas in California are running back Brendon Bigelow at No. 26, defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. at No. 35 and athlete Devon Blackmon at No. 41.

    ETC.

    Behind Thomas and Brown at running back are Mike Bellamy at 13, Kenny Hilliard at 16, Isaiah Crowell at 17, Green at 21 and Mike Blakely at 22. All in all there are seven running backs in the top 25, making it the strongest position in this year's class. Linebacker is right behind the backs with six in the top 25.

    There are no quarterbacks in the top 30. The first quarterback is at No. 31, where Jeff Driskel of Oviedo (Fla.) Hagerty lands. Braxton Miller of Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne was the second-ranked quarterback at 56. All in all, there are only six quarterbacks in the Rivals100.

    Some states that don't traditionally produce top talent had players land in the Rivals100. Arizona has three players in the Rivals100, and all three are offensive linemen (Christian Westerman, Cyrus Hobbi and Andre Yruretagoyena). Arkansas had two players in the top 65 with Brey Cook and Kiehl Frazier. New Mexico had a representative with Matthew Hegarty at No. 32, and Kansas got one with Bubba Starling at No. 99.

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    Hegarty & Koyack are the only 2 ND commits in the initial Rivals 100. Scout currently has 4 ND commits in their top 100, with Hanratty & Prestwood on the Scout list in addition to Hegarty & Koyack.

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    Comparison of where the initial Rivals 100 recruits that we are tracking compare with the current Scout (300) and Tom Lemming (100) rankings.


    First Name Last Name POS. Committed to Rivals 100 Scout 300 Lemming
    Jadeveon Clowney WDE 1 1 2
    James Wilder Jr. ATH 3 6 1
    George Farmer WR 4 25 43
    De'Anthony Thomas RB USC 5 5 24
    Cyrus Kouandjio OT 7 7 3
    Malcolm Brown RB 10 3 10
    Lawrence Thomas ILB Michigan State 11 15 35
    Christian Westerman OT Texas 12 8 22
    Mike Bellamy APB 13 24 40
    Ray Drew WDE 15 42 14
    Kenny Hilliard RB LSU 16 111 5
    Jarvis Landry WR LSU 18 86 29
    Stephone Anthony OLB 20 37 4
    Aaron Green RB 21 11 13
    Doran Grant CB 23 23 89
    Jeoffrey Pagan WDE Florida 25 98 11
    Brendon Bigelow RB Washington 26 109 NR
    Hasean Clinton-Dix ATH Alabama 28 19 54
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 29 44 27
    Michael Bennett DT Ohio State 30 62 91
    Jeff Driskel PQB Florida 31 181 32
    Matthew Hegarty OT Notre Dame 32 72 55
    Demetrius Hart RB 34 233 NR
    Greg Townsend Jr. SDE 35 50 NR
    Karlos Williams ATH Florida State 37 125 9
    Jay Rome TE 40 10 26
    Ladarius Brown ATH 43 149 NR
    Antonio Richardson OT 44 88 20
    DeAnthony Arnett WR 49 57 77
    Brey Cook OT 51 51 28
    Ishaq Williams WDE 52 49 NR
    Herschel Sims RB Oklahoma State 53 16 19
    Josh Turner CB 55 36 72
    Braxton Miller DQB 56 4 8
    Savon Huggins RB 57 26 49
    Anthony Zettel OG 58 120 NR
    Stephon Tuitt SDE 59 138 76
    Kiehl Frazier DQB Auburn 62 104 15
    Cody Kessler PQB 64 218 36
    Christian LeMay PQB Georgia 65 39 12
    Kelvin Benjamin WR 67 52 71
    Bobby Hart OT 70 81 NR
    Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame 71 13 53
    Cyrus Hobbi OT 72 231 NR
    Justice Hayes RB 75 121 59
    Nickalos Brassell ATH 76 70 80
    Quincy Russell DT 79 76 NR
    Colt Lyerla ATH 80 33 34
    Sterling Bailey WDE Georgia 82 NR NR
    Christian French ATH 84 NR 63
    Wayne Lyons S 85 128 16
    Brennan Scarlett SDE 86 124 83
    Aaron Lynch SDE 90 74 60
    Charone Peake WR 91 59 62
    Trey DePriest OLB 93 18 57
    Lamar Dawson ILB 95 132 NR
    Giorgio Newberry SDE 97 147 66
    Todd Barr SDE 98 95 NR
    Bubba Starling DQB 99 134 21
    T.J. Thorpe ATH North Carolina 100 NR NR

    Relatively consistent (at least within the first 100 overall) on all three rankings. First Rivals guy who does not appear on one of the other boards is Rivals #26 Brendon Bigelow, and only 2 of the Rivals 100 that we are tracking fail to appear on both of the other boards, Rivals #82 Sterling Bailey and Rivals #100 T.J. Thorpe.

    To give you an idea of who is moving up the Rivals boards the most, 8 of the initial Rivals 100 that we are tracking were not even on the Rivals 250 Watch List. Those 8 from highest ranked on down are.

    Michael Bennett
    Demetrius Hart
    Ishaq Williams
    Cody Kessler
    Nickalos Brassell
    Quincy Russell
    Aaron Lynch
    T.J. Thorpe

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishunclebill View Post
    Comparison of where the initial Rivals 100 recruits that we are tracking compare with the current Scout (300) and Tom Lemming (100) rankings.





    Relatively consistent (at least within the first 100 overall) on all three rankings. First Rivals guy who does not appear on one of the other boards is Rivals #26 Brendon Bigelow, and only 2 of the Rivals 100 that we are tracking fail to appear on both of the other boards, Rivals #82 Sterling Bailey and Rivals #100 T.J. Thorpe.

    To give you an idea of who is moving up the Rivals boards the most, 8 of the initial Rivals 100 that we are tracking were not even on the Rivals 250 Watch List. Those 8 from highest ranked on down are.

    Michael Bennett
    Demetrius Hart
    Ishaq Williams
    Cody Kessler
    Nickalos Brassell
    Quincy Russell
    Aaron Lynch
    T.J. Thorpe
    As usual IUB, u've really outdone urself putting all 3 lists together like that. i think it just goes to show that we can argue about a few spots up or down, but the tops guys 100 or so guys are generally agreed upon. If things fall our way, we could have anywhere from 5-8 or even 9 top 100 guys depending on the list being used.

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    Kudos IUB.

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    The initial EPSN top 150.............................

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recru...6season%3d2011

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    The initial EPSN top 150.............................

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recru...6season%3d2011
    Same link as the ESPN Watch List so it is also accessible anytime from the first post.

    The full initial Rivals 250 should also be getting published shortly.

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    Here is a link to the Athlete Vault top 150 which was updated today - http://athletevault.com/index.php?id=1620

    I actually like his list the most so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1ND View Post
    Here is a link to the Athlete Vault top 150 which was updated today - http://athletevault.com/index.php?id=1620

    I actually like his list the most so far
    I agree plus I don't like Emfinger's website or evaluations so I'm going to replace his link in the first post with the AV150 instead.

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    BTW, the full Rivals 250 has now been published and is accessible from the first link in the first post. No additional ND commits made the list besides Hegarty and Koyack who were in the R100. Compare that to Scout which has 6 of the 9 ND verbals in their Top 300, including 4 in the Scout 100. How Rivals cannot have Prestwood as one of the top 250 recruits in the country is pretty bizzare. Hell even ESPN has 3 ND commits on their list and that is only out of 150.

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