High School Football Recruiting: Top 100 Football 08-09

RankNameCommentsCollege
1Matt Barkley, QBMater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)6-4/221
Future Trojan earned Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as a junior.
USC
2Bryce Brown, RBEast (Wichita, KS)6-1/215
Finished high school career with 6,809 rushing yards.
Tennessee
3Garrett Gilbert, QBLake Travis (Austin, TX)6-4/210
MaxPreps National Player of the Year as senior.
Texas
4Devon Kennard, DE/RBDesert Vista (Phoenix, AZ)6-3/245
MaxPreps All-American as a junior after piling up 24 sacks.
USC
5Russell Shepard, QBCypress Ridge (Houston, TX)6-2/195
Ability to make plays with feet should make him a candidate for playing time in Baton Rouge immediately.
LSU
6Aaron Murray, QB/PPlant (Tampa, FL)6-1/205
Injury put a wrench in what was shaping up to be incredible senior season.
Georgia
7Manti Te'o, OLBPunahou (Honolulu, HI)6-2/233
One of the most highly-touted players ever from Hawaii.
Notre Dame
8Donte Moss, DE/TENorthside (Jacksonville, NC)6-4/235
Great athlete has played a lot of running back for Monarchs.
North Carolina
9Rueben Randle, QB/WRBastrop (LA)6-3/195
After an All-State junior year at wide receiver, played QB as a senior.
LSU
10Jacobbi McDaniel, G/DLMadison County (Madison, FL)6-1/265
High school team hasn't lost in two years.
Florida State
11Marlon Brown, DB/WRHarding Academy (Memphis, TN)6-5/210
Plays as many as six different positions for Harding Academy.
Georgia
12D'Andre Kirkpatrick, DBGadsden City (Gadsden, AL)6-4/185
Has his pick of major SEC powers.
Alabama
13Jarvis Jones, LBCarver (Columbus, GA)6-3/215
Racked up 147 tackles, 26 tackles for loss as junior.
USC
14Craig Loston, DBEisenhower (Houston, TX)6-2/210 Signed LSU
15Jamarkus McFarland, DLLufkin (TX)6-3/280
Program-changing prospect, on and off the field.
Oklahoma
16Ryne Giddens, DLArmwood (Seffner, FL)6-4/233
The centerpiece of one of the nation's top high school defenses.
South Florida
17Cierre Wood, DB/RBSanta Clara (Oxnard, CA)6-1/210
Was among California's top rushers as a junior with over 2,600 yards.
Notre Dame
18Chris Whaley, RB/OLBMadisonville (TX)6-3/230
Averaged over 10 yards per carry as a senior.
Texas
19Trent Richardson, RBEscambia (Pensacola, FL)5-11/205
From the same school that produced NFL rushing king Emmitt Smith.
Alabama
20D.j. Fluker, OL/DLFoley (AL)6-7/331
Massive tackle flourished as senior after making the switch from defensive side of the ball.
Alabama
21Tyrik Rollison, QBSulphur Springs (TX)6-3/185
Racked up almost 6,000 yards of offense in leading Sulphur Springs to state title.
Auburn
22Xavier Nixon, OL/DEBritt (Fayetteville, NC)6-6/275 Florida
23Nico Johnson, WR/RBAndalusia (AL)6-3/225
First team All-State selection as a junior and also a standout basketball player.
Alabama
24Patrick Patterson, WRNoxubee County (Macon, MS)6-3/215
Exploded on the scene as junior by hauling in 72 passes for over 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Mississippi
25Michael Ford, RBLeesville (LA)5-10/205
No senioritis for Ford; rushed for 2,953 yards, 29 touchdowns in 2008.
LSU
26Jelani Jenkins, RB/LBOur Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, MD)6-1/210
Powered a talented Good Counsel team at running back and linebacker.
Florida
27Dorian Bell, RB/LBGateway (Monroeville, PA)6-1/220
Has added running back to his duties as a senior.
Ohio State
28Terry Hawthorne, WR/DBEast St. Louis (IL)6-1/185
Other half of East St. Louis' dynamic receiving duo.
Illinois
29Sheldon Richardson, TE/DLGateway Tech (St. Louis, MO)6-4/285
Big man also gets it done for Gateway basketball team.
Missouri
30Gabe Lynn, DBJenks (OK)6-2/185
Brother Phillip Dillard plays linebacker at Nebraska.
Oklahoma
31Alshon Jeffrey, WR/DBCalhoun County (St. Matthews, SC)6-3/214
Class A state player of the year in basketball as a junior.
South Carolina
32Tyler Russell, QBMeridian (MS)6-4/200
Led Meridian to state title, ending South Panola's 89-game win streak in the process.
Mississippi State.
33Sam Montgomery, DEGreenwood (SC)6-4/230
South Carolina's 2008 version of DaQuan Bowers.
LSU
34John Simon, OL/DLCardinal Mooney (Youngstown, OH)6-3/280
Cardinal Mooney continues to pump out high-level college prospects.
Ohio State
35Edwin Baker, RB/DBOak Park (MI)5-11/215
Just what Sparty needs with the coming departure of Javon Ringer.
Michigan State
36Chris Norman, OL/LBRenaissance (Detroit, MI)6-2/215
MSU taking advantage of Michigan's national approach to recruiting.
Michigan State
37Patrick Hall, DB/RBSt. Bonaventure (Ventura, CA)6-1/181
A two-way star as a senior for one of California's top programs.
USC
38Tajh Boyd, QBPhoebus (Hampton, VA)6-1/205
Played through injuries to help Phoebus win a state title.
Clemson
40James Boyd, QB/DEJordan (Los Angeles, CA)6-4/211
State of California's leading passer likely to end up playing for Pete Carroll's defense.
USC
41Darius Winston, CB/WRCentral (West Helena, AR)6-1/180
Will be the jewel of Bobby Petrino's first full recruiting class.
Arkansas
42Willie Downs, WR/DBGodby (Tallahassee, FL)6-3/200
Will be a linebacker-sized safety by the time he leaves Tallahassee.
Florida State
43Chris Watt, OL/DLGlenbard West (Glen Ellyn, IL)6-5/290
Chicago area continues to produce for Notre Dame.
Notre Dame
44Shaquelle Evans, WR/SInglewood (CA)6-1/201
Fighting Irish strike gold in California once again.
Notre Dame
45Vontaze Burfict, ILBCentennial (Corona, CA)6-2/244
Intimidator at linebacker has helped Centennial reach the national elite.
Arizona State
46Mason Walters, OLFrenship (Wolfforth, TX)6-6/290
One of four highly-rated Texas linemen headed to Austin.
Texas
47Keenan Graham, DE/RBSilverado (Las Vegas, NV)6-3/220
Rick Neuheisel prevailed in a national recruiting battle for his services.
UCLA
48William Campbell, DLCass Tech (Detroit, MI)6-5/315
Giant defensive tackle an important pledge for Rich Rodriguez.
Michigan
49Logan Heastie, WRGreat Bridge (Chesapeake, VA)6-2/190
Quiet senior year after making switch to quarterback to help team.
West Virginia
50Jarvis Giles, RBGaither (Tampa, FL)5-11/175
Surprised some with commitment to Gamecocks after originally pledging to Tennessee.
South Carolina
51Tavon Austin, RB/CBDunbar (Baltimore, MD)5-8/170
Maryland's all-time leading rusher with over 6,600 yards.
West Virginia
52Randall Carroll, RB/DBCathedral (Los Angeles, CA)5-11/175
One of the fastest recruits in the nation.
UCLA
53Orson Charles, TE/DEPlant (Tampa, FL)6-3/230
A Cornelius Ingram-type tight end.
Georgia
54Devonte Holloman, SSouth Pointe (Rock Hill, SC)6-2/214
Helped South Pointe finish No. 3 in MaxPreps National Rankings.
South Carolina
55Craig Drummond, DEMorgan Park (Chicago, IL)6-5/260
Ron Zook in on several Top 100 prospects, as usual.
Illinois
56Morgan Newton, QBCarmel (IN)6-4/215
Will make a lot of people wonder how he ended up at Kentucky.
Kentucky
57Damario Jeffery, OLB/WRColumbia (SC)6-3/215
Could play anywhere from safety to defensive end.
South Carolina
58Donavan Tate, DBCartersville (GA)6-2/205
Father Lars Tate played running back in the NFL; also a highly-touted baseball prospect
North Carolina
59Tate Forcier, QBScripps Ranch (San Diego, CA)6-2/190
One of two talented QB prospects headed to Ann Arbor.
Michigan
60Andre Debose, WR/CBSeminole (Sanford, FL)5-11/180
All-purpose performer outshining two other Top 100 recruits at Seminole this season.
Florida
61Frankie Telfort, MLB/HBGulliver Prep (Coral Gables, FL)6-0/205
Undersized linebacker flies to the ball.
USC
62Ryan Mossakowski, QB/PCentennial (Frisco, TX)6-5/210
Kentucky sneaks in for a steal from the Lone Star State.
Kentucky
63Jeremy Smith, TBUnion (Tulsa, OK)6-0/197
Cousin of Oklahoma DB Reggie Smith.
Oklahoma State
64Nick Alajajian, OLNaples (FL)6-4/290
Brother Joe emerging as NFL prospect at Florida International.
Florida
65Justin Chaisson, DE/TEBishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)6-5/265
Follows former Bishop Gorman star Demarco Murray to Norman.
Oklahoma
66Jon Bostic, LBPalm Beach Central (Wellington, FL)6-1/215
Gators win intense recruiting battle for Bostic.
Florida
67Marquis Simmons, OLB/LBDominguez (Compton, CA)6-2/215
Has five older brothers who have played linebacker at the college level.
USC
68Garrett Porter, OLPermian (Odessa, TX)6-6/280
Comes from one of the nation's storied high school football programs.
Texas
69Rod Woodson, DB/RBOlive Branch (MS)5-11/200
Not that Rod Woodson, but a star in his own right.
Alabama
70Anthony Patrick, LBNorth Jackson (Stevenson, AL)6-3/230 Alabama
71Alex Okafor, DEPflugerville (TX)6-5/230
The next Brian Orakpo?
Texas
72Washaun Ealey, RB/HBEmanuel County Institute (Twin City, GA)5-11/205
Peach State's all-time leader in career rushing touchdowns.
Georgia
73Brandon Wegher, TB/CBBishop Heelan Catholic (Sioux City, IA)5-11/205
Approaching 3,000 all-purpose yards in senior season.
Iowa
74Corey Adams, DL/OLSaguaro (Scottsdale, AZ)6-4/285
Defensive star for one of Arizona's top teams.
Arizona State
75Shayne Skov, RB/LBTrinity-Pawling (Pawling, NY)6-3/236
Bay Area native returning home for college.
Stanford
76Kevin Minter, LB/ILBPeachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA)6-0/230
Early commitment should make early impact at LSU.
LSU
77Logan Thomas, QB/DBBrookville (Lynchburg, VA)6-6/235
Could be catching passes from Tyrod Taylor as early as next year.
Virginia Tech
78Tom Savage, QBCardinal O'Hara (Springfield, PA)6-5/225
Early commitment helped Greg Schiano land very talented recruiting class.
Rutgers
79Chris Davenport, DT/TMansfield (LA)6-4/340
Already features SEC-sized frame.
LSU
80Chris Thompson, RB/DBMadison County (Madison, FL)5-8/175
Offensive engine for Florida small-school juggernaut.
Florida State
81Nick Kasa, DL/OLLegacy (Broomfield, CO)6-7/254
Buffaloes pry massive defensive lineman away from Urban Meyer's Gators.
Colorado
82Christine Michael, RBWest Brook (Beaumont, TX)5-11/205
A huge get for Aggie head coach Mike Sherman.
Texas A&M
83Calvin Howell, DTWarren (San Antonio, TX)6-4/280 Texas
84Rolando Jefferson, WREdison (Fresno, CA)6-2/195
One-third of Edison's Top 100 trio.
85Chris Faulk, OL/DLNorthshore (Slidell, LA)6-6/315
Les Miles continues to lock down top Louisiana talent.
LSU
86J.K. Jay, OLChrist Church Episcopal (Greenville, SC)6-6/275 Clemson
87Eric Shrive, OL/DLWest Scranton (Scranton, PA)6-7/285
Lined up at fullback at times for West Scranton
Penn State
88T.j. McDonald, S/WREdison (Fresno, CA)6-2/200
Plays for father, a former 49er safety, at Edison.
USC
89Jaamal Berry, RBPalmetto (Miami, FL)5-11/180
Outshined by other Dade County backs as senior, but still ultra-talented.
Ohio State
90Allan Bridgford, QB/PMission Viejo (CA)6-4/215
The latest from QBHS.
California
91Kendrick Hardy, RBLawrence County (Monticello, MS)6-0/210
Topped 2,000 yards as a junior for high-scoring Lawrence County outfit.
Southern Mississippi
92Ronnie Wingo, RB/DBSt. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)6-3/204
Rushed for 403 yards, seven touchdowns in October game.
Arkansas
93Kevin Graf, OT/DLAgoura (CA)6-6/301
Follows father, older brother to USC.
USC
94Aravious Armstrong, WR/DBSeminole (Sanford, FL)6-4/215
Helped Seminole capture Florida's 6A state title.
Miami
95Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB/RBLiberty (Youngstown, OH)5-9/188
A great fit for Michigan's offense under Rich Rodriguez.
Michigan
96Kendall Kelly, WRGadsden City (Gadsden, AL)6-4/210
One of two Top 100 talents at Gadsden City.
Alabama
97Ra'shede Hageman, TE/DEWashburn (Minneapolis, MN)6-6/262
Tim Brewster getting it done on and off the field at Minnesota.
Minnesota
98Thomas Ashcraft, OTCedar Hill (TX)6-5/290
Cedar Hill squad features as many as 10 major college prospects.
Texas
99John Martinez, OLCottonwood (Salt Lake City, UT)6-3/277
Paves the way for fellow All-Stater Isi Sofele at running back.
USC
100Fletcher Cox, DEYazoo City (MS)6-4/235
Sylvester Croom reeling in serious talent.
Mississippi State
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