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High School Football Recruiting: Lemming's 2010 Top 100 Players
Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, MN)
He carries his 330 pounds very well and will prove to be the best OL prospect to come out of the Midwest since Joe Thomas and Orlando Pace.
Byrnes (Duncan, SC)
He really proves to be a powerful runner who possesses all-the-way kind of speed. He makes quick cuts and shows the kind speed, strength, and burst needed to turn the corner on a consistent basis.
Plano West (Plano, TX)
He must be double-teamed at all times and is a terrific all-around athlete. He has the frame to weight 270 in college. He is the prototypical DE and a high school difference maker.
He shows tremendous speed, vision, agility, balance, and surprising strength. More of a slasher, he's an all-purpose back who can run, catch, and when called upon block
Carroll (Wichita, KS)
He is an expert at reading defenses, going through progressions, and he surprises you with his ability to escape out of the pocket
Serra (Gardena, CA)
He plays big in big games and is a strong receiver who can absorb a hard hit, keep his feet, and hang onto the ball.
Skyline (Sammamish, WA)
He's as accurate as any QB in the country, shows excellent footwork, and the ability to lead his team.
Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
He's a good decision maker. A drop-back passer with a very strong arm, he throws the deep out with authority.
Perfectly made for the spread offense, he's a tall, super quick leader who possesses excellent field vision and has displayed a nice touch on his deep passes.
Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR)
One of the most exciting offensive players in the country who can make things happen. A game breaker with a great future.
Washington (Philadelphia, PA)
He can stand blockers up at the point of attack showing the strength and leverage to hold his ground and find the ball.
Southeastern (Detroit, MI)
In person, his arms go on forever, he is cut high, and shows exceptional burst off the ball. In fact, running to the ball is what sets him apart from all the other top DEs.
Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, CA)
As a pass rusher he's not as quick as Devon Kennard, but just as powerful or more powerful, and gets the job done the same way with his explosive moves out of his stance and his ability to stay on his feet and chase ball carriers
Loyola (Los Angeles, CA)
He may just be the best big back in the country on offense and when he does play defense, he is a difference maker at the OLB or SS position.
Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
He shows outstanding cover skills, he can break on the ball quickly and reads well.
Physically he looks like he belongs in the NFL right now and backs that up with great production on the field.
Cedar Ridge (Hillsborough, NC)
He already shows excellent technique, and is able redirect, and quick enough to effectively block out on the second level.
North Carolina State
Haltom (Haltom City, TX)
His motor is going at 100 percent at all times. He shows the kind of closing speed and the ability to redirect you look for in a DE.
Proviso West (Hillside, IL)
Comes off the ball quickly with speed and strength, gets in and out of his cuts quickly, catches the ball, and then turns up field in a flash
He was well known in Indiana after a very good junior year, but became a national name down in San Antonio when he dominated some of the nation's premier DT prospects.
Byrnes (Duncan, SC)
Very strong at the point of attack, he can run well laterally, can redirect, and hustles on every play.
Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
Plays OLB showing outstanding pass rushing skills and outstanding closing speed.
The fastest rising back in the country.
Dunbar (Fort Worth, TX)
He seems to possess all the tools for future stardom, he's tall, athletic, quick, and has large hands.
The words to describe Jac are relentless, aggressive, instinctive, smart, dominating, and wow. However, the keyword is quickness.
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
In person J.R. has been blessed with long arms, long legs, and an athletic build.
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
He is this year’s version of Ronnie Lott. This guy hits like a ton of bricks.
He is a sure tackler and is aggressive in run support. He does a good job of covering RBs and TEs, and is very much aware of everything going on around him.
Sheldon (Eugene, OR)
In person he already looks like a major college TE and the fact is, he also has All-American ability at DE.
Fremd (Palatine, IL)
What has made him so good is his ability to quickly get out of a stance, get a hold of the defender, and move him out of the way.
He dominated the action from start to finish in 2008 playing both OLB and ILB. Fortt is a solidly built player with excellent all-around athletic ability.
Harding (Fort Wayne, IN)
A record breaking back with terrific production and potential.
Taft (Woodland Hills, CA)
Forty: 4.4: Rushed for 1,841 yards and and 33 TDs as a junior
Dutchtown (Geismar, LA)
In person he already looks like an NFL FS and on film he looks like what he is, a dominating high school ball player with tremendous skills.
Douglass (Atlanta, GA)
He is exceptionally athletic, strong, and dominating. Ranks as one of the nation's premier pass rushers, combining great power with speed.
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
He runs precise routes, shows soft hands, and is one of the more athletic TE prospects in the nation.
Second Baptist (Houston, TX)
He is a drop back passer with a live arm, smarts, and a good throwing motion. He can also make plays scrambling and can play on the run.
Steamboat Springs (CO)
Known for his coolness under pressure, Austin presents all the tools for future stardom at the QB position.
He blows you away with his size, speed, athleticism, and potential. Not quite as fast or as athletic as Julio Jones, but not too far behind.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA)
He is a difference maker for the highly productive Oaks Christian offense. He runs with great leg strength, vision, balance, and purpose.
Douglas (Portland, OR)
He shows a great combination of quickness and strength. He has only played two years of football but shows all the tools needed to dominate at the next level.
Lake Region (Eagle Lake, FL)
He is a tackling machine that makes plays from sideline to sideline. Exceptional in pass coverage, he brings the best of both worlds to his FS game.
Manheim Central (Manheim, PA)
The No.1 prospect in Central PA and the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. This guy's stats are off the charts.
Midway (Waco, TX)
Always seems to be in position, he is a very good open field tackler.
Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC)
Blessed with exceptionally quick hands, he shows the ability to quickly disengage, can bend off the edge, and shows major college closing speed.
West Brunswick (Shallotte, NC)
He missed the entire 2007 season with a broken wrist. May be considered a bit of a raw talent.
Mission Bay (San Diego, CA)
When you talk about elite players there is no state with as many as the Golden State and Mr. Baxter is one of them.
Grandview (Aurora, CO)
The word freakish came up a lot when high school coaches in the Greenwood area were describing Mr. Quarles.
Narbonne (Harbor City, CA)
He's intense, tough, and a ball player who loves to play the game.
Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC)
He is the No.1 FS prospect in North Carolina and one of the nations finest.
Bolles (Jacksonville, FL)
He is the younger brother of former All-American Heath Benedict who played at Tennessee.
Anderson (Cincinnati, OH)
As physical as they come, he has great feet, balance, sets a solid base, and he's been blessed with long arms, big-time agility and excellent footwork.
St. Francis (La Canada, CA)
He just might be the most versatile ballplayer in the state of California.
Ridgeway (Memphis, TN)
His strengths are speed to the ball, quickness, and don't discount his football smarts.
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
If you go by sacks than this young man would rank as the top LB prospect in the country.
St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
He carries his 285 pounds well, shows idea technique, good footwork, and overall athletic ability.
Southeast (Bradenton, FL)
He shows the innate ability to always be in the exact spot the ball is coming down.
Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA)
Very athletic, he shows strong hands, deceptive speed, good zone awareness, and he makes easy adjustments to off target throws.
Iowa City (IA)
He impresses you also at the QB position showing a pretty strong arm and outstanding athletic ability.
Hanna (Anderson, SC)
He is a tall, athletic, and quick receiver with the natural understanding of the game.
Cedar Hill (TX)
Aaron shows exceptional quickness, maintains his balance throughout the play, and is a force when chasing ball players from behind.
Very fast with strong hands, he has All-American ability at both the WR and CB positions.
Cape Coral (FL)
He is another very instinctive two-way player with All-American ability at WR and at CB.
Irondale (New Brighton, MN)
He has lightening-quick feet for a 295 pounder and can do a good job of adjusting and blocking effectively out in space.
Central (Tulsa, OK)
Big, fast, instinctive, and confident, he ranks as the No.1 prospect in the state of Oklahoma.
Junction City (AR)
Henry County (McDonough, GA)
A strong receiver with strong hands, he shows good ball skills and can make the acrobatic catch look routine.
Paterson Catholic (Paterson, NJ)
T.J. has played only one year of football. Before then, he thought he was going to be a big-time basketball player
King (Lithonia, GA)
Two of Mack's biggest strengths are vision and cut-back ability.
Lake Howell (Winter Park, FL)
It's a year of great athletes in the state of Florida and Christian is one of the very best.
Friendly (Fort Washington, MD)
No.4 proves to be a dynamic difference maker at RB and at FS.
St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, MI)
He shows good arm strength, the ability to hit receivers deep, he can throw ropes but also shows a nice touch.
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
Very fluid, he can turn his hips and make up ground quickly, and shows a smooth backpedal.
Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie, FL)
He is a solid, hard-hitting backer who is smart and instinctive
Millennium (Goodyear, AZ)
He shows great versatility, speed, and remarkable cover skills.
Linganore (Frederick, MD)
He is one of the country's finest big backs.
Fleming Island (Orange Park, FL)
Might have as much potential as any offensive lineman in the south. Actually looks thin at 270 pounds.
He runs precise patterns and shows the speed and footwork to get separation from defenders.
Besides his great athletic ability, he's a ball player who plays hard on every down, he's always around the ball, and has proven to be a solid open field tackler.
Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, KS)
If you are looking for a receiver with great size, hands, explosiveness, and a great attitude look no further than J-Mac.
Skyline (Dallas, TX)
Mike is Mr. Excitement. Quick as a cat, he gets great acceleration and demands the double-team just about every time he goes out for a pass.
Olive Branch (MS)
He is the No. 1 OL prospect in the state and is quickly becoming one of the most heavily recruited in the country.
Capitol (Baton Rouge, LA)
He always seems to know when to throw the ball, rarely gets passes batted down, and he throws so well on the move that defenses are vulnerable when he decides to tuck and run.
Guyer (Denton, TX)
He plays low, keeps his feet under him, shows excellent strength at the point of attack, has good technique, and has the ability to read QBs.
Trinity Catholic (Ocala, FL)
He is a big, strong Michael Irvin type of receiver.
Maplewood (Nashville, TN)
He shows good body control, leverage, and strength. His feet are always moving and he plays a physical brand of football with a mean streak a mile long.
Elmore (Millbrook, AL)
Already an excellent cover corner, he's been blessed with long arms, quick reactions and a smooth backpedal.
DeMatha (Hyattsville, MD)
He goes hard from the first play to the last showing very quick feet and good lower body strength.
Tampa Catholic (Tampa, FL)
St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
He is also impressive with his enormous strength, and his ability to quickly get off the ball and dominate the point of attack.
Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, PA)
A very big corner, he has excellent technique and shows the ability to identify plays quickly.
He shows marvelous hands, he's an acrobatic receiver, can jump out of a building, and has the speed to separate from defenders.
Byrnes (Duncan, SC)
There are very few better speed rushers nationally than Mr. Miller.
Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, GA)
Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
He stops everything up the middle, has tremendously quick feet and even quicker hands, great strength, and always seems able to beat his man to the punch.
DePaul (Wayne, NJ)
On paper this guy presents all the tools needed to become a superstar in college. He is tall, has great hands, a tremendous vertical, and concrete track times.
Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
The No.1 TE prospect in Ohio and one of the two best in the Midwest.
King Low Heywood Thomas (Stamford, CT)
He's an elusive back who is hard to grab with great, great vision.
Scripps Ranch (San Diego, CA)
He's a leader both on and off the field and is a selfless player who will do whatever it takes to win the ball game.
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