High School Football Recruiting: 2011 Top 100

RankNameCommentsStarsCollege
1Jadeveon Clowney, DL/WRSouth Pointe (Rock Hill, SC)6-6/240
A prototypical defensive end, he has an NFL body to go along with burst, long arms, instincts and production (26 sacks as a junior).
5South Carolina
2James Wilder, RB/LBPlant (Tampa, FL)6-2/220
The son of a former all-pro running back of the same name, Wilder could have an All-American career waiting for him at linebacker, though schools have told him he can be a difference maker at running back.
5Florida State
3Cyrus Kouandjio, OLDeMatha (Hyattsville, MD)6-7/290
He has tremendous ability, which makes everything look easy for him. Alabama has been the front-runner since signing his brother Arie in February.
5Alabama
4Stephone Anthony, LBAnson (Wadesboro, NC)6-3/220
Anthony is a lights-out, two-time All-State inside linebacker who also played outside linebacker.
5Clemson
5Savon Huggins, RB/DBSt. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, NJ)6-0/195
A muscular 198-pounder who's been timed at 10.9 in the 100 meters, he has proven to be a game-breaker with great vision and surprising power.
5Rutgers
6Tony Steward, MLB/RBMenendez (St. Augustine, FL)6-2/235
Dick Butkus Award winner.
5Clemson
7La'el Collins, OT/DERedemptorist (Baton Rouge, LA)6-5/285
Collins is a big, physical player who has dominated since his freshman year. Committed to LSU.
5LSU
8Braxton Miller, QBWayne (Huber Heights, OH)6-3/200
Miller's outstanding running skills and cannon arm allowed him to combine for nearly 2,000 yards in 2009, despite the fact that he missed two games due to injuries.
5Ohio State
9Karlos Williams, DBRidge (Davenport, FL)6-2/210
He's a thumper with terrific all-around skills, posting a 38-inch vertical leap, a 350-pound bench and a 10.6 in the 100 meters.
5Florida State
10Malcolm Brown, RBSteele (Cibolo, TX)6-1/218
Brown ran for 2,170 yards and 33 touchdowns on his way to earning district MVP honors last fall.
5Texas
11Kiehl Frazier, QBShiloh Christian (Springdale, AR)6-3/210
He shows the ability to escape the pocket, has been blessed with a strong arm and can make all the throws.
5Auburn
12Anthony Johnson, DTWalker (New Orleans, LA)6-3/285
An aggressive player with a take-no-prisoners attitude, he has what it takes to become an instant-impact player for the Tigers.
5LSU
13Kenny Hilliard, RBPatterson (LA)5-11/230
A power-back with size, strength, speed, balance and instinct, Hilliard is only 1,400 yards away from breaking Louisiana's career rushing record.
5LSU
14Jeff Driskel, QBHagerty (Oviedo, FL)6-4/240
Right now, he's more impressive in combines than on film, but he might possess the strongest arm in the country.
5Florida
15De'Anthony Thomas, RB/DBCrenshaw (Los Angeles, CA)5-9/175
Though he may be too small to take the pounding of an every-down back, he's too much of a gamebreaker to play exclusively at cornerback;
5Oregon
16Christian Westerman, OTHamilton (Chandler, AZ)6-5/295
This prep version of Jake Long is a superior right tackle who is physical, strong and aggressive.
5Auburn
17Brandon Shell, OLGoose Creek (SC)6-7/290
The great nephew of Art Shell, the towering lineman has many of the characteristics that made his great uncle a Hall of Famer.
5South Carolina
18Ray Drew, DEThomas County Central (Thomasville, GA)6-5/245
Drew showed great speed in his pass rush en route to earning regional Defensive Player of the Year honors. Georgia, Florida and Florida State are among the leaders.
5Georgia
19Curtis Grant, WR/LBHermitage (Richmond, VA)6-3/230
Grant is a vicious hitter and exceptional athlete who can play through pain. He also reads plays quickly and attacks. A true inside linebacker, he totaled 154 tackles in 2009.
5Ohio State
20George Farmer, DB/WRSerra (Gardena, CA)6-2/210
He's been blessed with good height, speed, leaping ability and steady hands. A proven go-to receiver who can create after the catch.
5USC
21Lawrence Thomas, MLBRenaissance (Detroit, MI)6-4/240
At the high-school level, he does it all, making plays from sideline to sideline and showing the burst to consistently harass the quarterback.
5Michigan State
22Aaron Lynch, DL/TEIsland Coast (Cape Coral, FL)6-6/265
A physical 240-pounder with body control and burst, he shows great speed off the ball, totaling 16 sacks in 2009.
4.5Notre Dame
23Herschel Sims, RBAbilene (TX)5-9/195
With terrific vision, balance and the ability to make quick decisions, he should be an impact player at Oklahoma State.
5Ok. State
24Ha'sean Clinton-dix, DB/RBDr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)6-1/185
There's not much this young man can't do, though he is best suited to play free safety at the next level.
4.5Alabama
25Jarvis Landry, WRLutcher (LA)6-1/194
While his defensive prowess is not talked about much, this future LSU Tiger totaled 100 tackles, batted down 10 passes and picked off two balls while playing both strong safety and linebacker.
5LSU
26Jay Rome, TEValdosta (GA)6-6/240
Blessed with strong hands, the fact that he played both wide receiver and tight end in 2009 is a testament to his quickness and ability to get open.
5Georgia
27Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DE/TEGig Harbor (WA)6-7/262
With his tremendous size, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Evergreen State product line up at offensive tackle at the next level.
5Washington
28Cody Kessler, QBCentennial (Bakersfield, CA)6-2/225
He completed 178 of 280 passes for 1,878 yards and 14 TDs in 2009, and was also one of California's leading scorers in basketball.
4.5USC
29Brey Cook, OLHar-Ber (Springdale, AR)6-7/305
Physical and tough with great footwork and the tenacity to finish every block, Cook has yet to allow sack in his prep career.
4.5Arkansas
30Bubba Starling, QBGardner-Edgerton (Gardner, KS)6-5/200
Though his best sport may be baseball, where he's batting close to .600 and throws 95 miles per hour, he's no slouch on the gridiron, totaling close to 2,000 yards while displaying great arm strength and superior speed.
5Nebraska
31Jeremy Hill, RB/LBRedemptorist (Baton Rouge, LA)6-1/220
Hill enjoyed a monstrous senior season this fall, rushing for 2,203 yards and 36 touchdowns
5LSU
32Doran Grant, DBSt. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)5-11/180
A superior athlete with explosive moves to the ball, he has a 41-inch vertical jump.
4.5Ohio State
33Aaron Green, RBMadison (San Antonio, TX)5-11/180
Despite a so-so junior year (1,133 yards and 11 touchdowns), Green still brings brilliant speed, vision and game-breaking ability to the recruiting table.
5Nebraska
34Viliami Moala, OL/DLGrant (Sacramento, CA)6-3/340
Explosive, strong and tough, he is an immoveable object who can also harass the quarterback. Comparisons to Haloti Ngata are inevitable.
5California
35Colt Lyerla, DE/TEHillsboro (OR)6-5/225
A superior basketball player with a 39-inch vertical jump, he earned All-State honors at both running back and linebacker in 2009.
4.5Oregon
36Jeoffrey Pagan, DEAsheville (NC)6-4/250
He's a dominating defensive end, the No. 1 prospect in western North Carolina and a great catch for the Florida Gators.
5Alabama
37C.J. Johnson, LBPhiladelphia (MS)6-2/220
The No. 1 player in Mississippi, Johnson reacts quickly to the ball, stays low and explodes into ball-carriers.
4.5Ole Miss
38Kasen Williams, WR/SSkyline (Sammamish, WA)6-2/215
A two-time All-State selection at receiver, he shows strong hands, terrific routes and catches everything within reach.
4Washington
39Trey Metoyer, WRWhitehouse (TX)6-2/185
The whole package when it comes to a wide receiver, Metoyer runs precise routes, shows terrific leaping ability and can create after the catch.
4.5Oklahoma
40Antonio Richardson, OL/DLEnsworth (Nashville, TN)6-6/310
Richardson is the consummate left tackle, blessed with quick hands and even quicker feet, allowing him to slide and mirror with the best of them.
5Tennessee
41Tim Jernigan, DTColumbia (Lake City, FL)6-2/275
He plays the game on his feet, stops everything up the middle and can apply pressure on the quarterback.
5Florida State
42Stephon Tuitt, DEMonroe Area (Monroe, GA)6-6/255
On film, he destroys the run and has the necessary quickness and body control to consistently apply pressure on the quarterback.
4.5Notre Dame
43Cortez Davis, SMainland (Daytona Beach, FL)6-4/190
At 6-4, Davis has picked off 12 passes over the past two seasons while playing cornerback.
5Clemson
44Demetrius Hart, RB/DBDr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)5-9/185
New to top 100.
4Alabama
45Wayne Lyons, SDillard (Fort Lauderdale, FL)6-0/185
One of the country's most aggressive defensive players, he's been blessed with terrific instincts and burst.
5Stanford
46Mike Bellamy, TB/CBCharlotte (Punta Gorda, FL)5-11/185
He finished third in the state in the 100 meters with a time of 10.6, and was the state champ in the 200 meters in 2009, running a 21.5.
5Clemson
47Charone Peake, WRDorman (Roebuck, SC)6-3/187
He shows good running instincts and gobbles up yardage after the catch. Elusive in the open field, he's more than just a red-zone receiver.
5Clemson
48Sammy Watkins, WRSouth Fort Myers (Fort Myers, FL)6-2/181
His best assets are terrific moves and blazing speed (he's been timed at 10.6 in the 100 meters).
5Clemson
49Jermauria Rasco, DLEvangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)6-4/244
Despite facing double and triple teams, this Julius Peppers-type pass rusher totaled 12½ sacks last season and had 26 as a sophomore in 2008.
5LSU
50Brent Calloway, OLB/TBRussellville (AL)6-2/215
He shows superior speed, vision and instincts, and also plays a little defensive end.
4.5Auburn
51Kelvin Benjamin, WRGlades Central (Belle Glade, FL)6-5/210
A matchup nightmare, Benjamin is a big, strong and athletic wide receiver who is quick out of his breaks.
4.5Florida State
52Greg Robinson, OLThibodaux (LA)6-6/305
He's been blessed with long arms, quick feet and the frame to weigh 330 at the next level.
5Auburn
53Harvey Langi, RBBingham (South Jordan, UT)6-2/220
A two-time first team All-Stater who rushed for close to 2,000 yards as a sophomore, he had over 1,500 yards and 25 TDs as a junior.
4.5Utah
54Ben Koyack, TE/LBOil City (PA)6-5/240
He averaged over 16 yards per catch in 2009, shows a soft pair of hands and has outstanding running ability.
5Notre Dame
55Isaiah Crowell, RBCarver (Columbus, GA)6-0/200
A good all-around back with outstanding body control, great feet, decisive cuts and sure hands.
4.5Georgia
56Matt Hegarty, OL/DLAztec (NM)6-5/285
Though he plays tackle in high school, he could wind up playing guard in college.
4.5Notre Dame
57Jabriel Washington, CB/QBTrinity Christian Academy (Jackson, TN)6-0/170
Washington, an option quarterback at Trinity Christian, shows tremendously quick feet, athletic ability, burst and leadership skills on film.
5Alabama
58Trey DePriest, LBSpringfield (OH)6-1/220
He plays the game on his feet, showing great range while racking up 101 tackles in 2009.
4.5Alabama
59Odell Beckham, ATHNewman (New Orleans, LA)6-0/175
New to the top 100
4LSU
60Steve Edmond, LB/WRDaingerfield (TX)6-3/235
He makes plays from sideline to sideline, has been blessed with great burst and instincts and will not stay blocked. He totaled 180 tackles as a junior.
4.5Texas
61Valdez Showers, CB/RBMadison (Madison Heights, MI)6-0/185
New to top 100
4Florida
62Shannon Brown, LBCook (Adel, GA)6-1/230
Brown is a thick, unusually quick 230-pounder who hits hard and has a nose for the ball, amassing 14 quarterback sacks last fall.
4.5Alabama
63Xzavier Dickson, DL/TEGriffin (GA)6-3/235
Exceptionally quick, he's been blessed with long arms, plays with natural leverage, has a quick first step, and consistently powers through contact.
4Alabama
64Christian French, OLBKennedy (Cedar Rapids, IA)6-6/220
He boasts a 37-inch vertical jump, is a standout basketball forward, and was quick enough to return a punt back for 80 yards and a score last year.
4.5Oregon
65Michael Bennett, OL/DLCenterville (OH)6-3/275
He's aggressive and explosive, has quick hands, great feet and the ability to dominate as both a run and pass blocker.
4.5Ohio State
66Mike Blakely, RBManatee (Bradenton, FL)5-9/195
New to top 100
5Florida
67Christian Lemay, QBButler (Matthews, NC)6-3/195
LeMay's film shows a very accurate, rifle-armed signal caller with outstanding footwork and leadership skills.
5Georgia
68Malcolm Mitchell, DB/WRValdosta (GA)6-1/190
New to top 100
4Georgia
69Lamar Dawson, MLB/TEBoyle County (Danville, KY)6-2/240
New to top 100
4.5USC
70Ishaq Williams, DE/TELincoln (Brooklyn, NY)6-6/230
The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder, who helped the Railsplitters to a PSAL championship game in New York, is expected to play defensive end and outside linebacker.
4Notre Dame
71Darius Jennings, QB/DBGilman (Baltimore, MD)6-0/185
New to top 100
4.5Virginia
72Jordan Prestwood, OL/DLPlant City (FL)6-6/280
He's a tall, athletic 275-pounder who will make an outstanding left tackle or right tackle in college.
4.5Florida State
73Rodney Coe, RB/LBEdwardsville (IL)6-3/230
Coe has been offered by Alabama at running back, though several schools think he can be a terrific inside linebacker on defense.
5Iowa
74Nick O'Leary, TE/DEDwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)6-4/225
New to top 100
4.5Florida State
75Davaris Daniels, WR/DBVernon Hills (IL)6-3/180
New to top 100
4.5Notre Dame
76Albert Louis-jean, DBBrockton (MA)6-1/180
As the No. 1 player in the state of Massachusetts, he is being recruited at both wide receiver and cornerback, though he will probably wind up playing corner in college.
5Boston College
77Tre Madden, LB/QBMission Viejo (CA)6-1/215
New to top 100
4USC
78Deanthony Arnett, WRSaginaw (MI)6-0/167
One of the better all-around athletes in the Midwest, he's also a standout in basketball and track.
4.5Tennessee
79Everett Golson, QBMyrtle Beach (SC)6-0/170
New to top 100
4Notre Dame
80Marquise Williams, QBMallard Creek (Charlotte, NC)6-4/220
Last season he threw for 2,169 yards and 24 TDs and rushed for over 500 yards and 16 TDs on his way to earning area Player of the Year honors.
5North Carolina
81Nickolas Brassell, WRSouth Panola (Batesville, MS)6-1/176
Once he goes up for the ball, it's a foregone conclusion that he'll come down with it.
4.5Ole Miss
82Anthony Zettel, DE/OLOgemaw Heights (West Branch, MI)6-5/255
New to top 100
4.5Penn State
83George Atkinson, WR/FSGranada (Livermore, CA)6-2/201
He catches the ball with his hands, is fluid and has good open-field moves. He's also considered one of the top kickoff returners in the West.
4.5Notre Dame
84Brennan Scarlett, DE/TECentral Catholic (Portland, OR)6-5/250
He's known for his quick feet and pass-rushing skills, but he shows strong hands on both sides of the ball.
4.5Cal
85Aundrey Walker, OL/DLGlenville (Cleveland, OH)6-6/330
He has played both left tackle and right tackle, is quick as a cat, shows power in his punch and does an outstanding job of steering, sealing off and sustaining his blocks.
4.5USC
86Giorgio Newberry, T/DECentral (Fort Pierce, FL)6-6/260
An impressive-looking two-way lineman who could wind up playing tackle on either side of the ball, Newberry is explosive, quick, athletic and has a high football IQ.
4.5Florida State
87A.C. Leonard, TEUniversity Christian (Jacksonville, FL)6-2/232
New to top 100
4.5Florida
88Desmond Jackson, DTWestfield (Houston, TX)6-1/278
Jackson more than makes up for his lack of height with quickness off the ball, enormous strength and an aggressive style of play.
4.5Texas
89Melvin Gordon, TBBradford (Kenosha, WI)6-2/180
New to top 100
4.5Wisconsin
90Brandon Williams, RBRoyal (Brookshire, TX)6-1/188
New to top 100
4Oklahoma
91Cedric Reed, DECleveland (TX)6-6/240
After amassing 14 sacks in 2009, Reed's size, attitude, speed, burst and power helped him become one of the most recruited defensive players in the nation.
5Texas
92Teddy Bridgewater, QBNorthwestern (Miami, FL)6-3/190
Some suggest that Bridgewater would be a better fit at wide receiver or safety at the next level, but he's a very accurate and consistent quarterback with poise, arm strength and mobility.
4.5Louisville
93Kris Frost, OLB/WRButler (Matthews, NC)6-3/210
New to to top 100
4.5Auburn
94Brett Hundley, QBChandler (AZ)6-4/218
New to top 100
4.5UCLA
95Marlin Lane, RBMainland (Daytona Beach, FL)6-1/205
New to top 100
4.5Tennessee
96Tommy Olson, OGMahtomedi (MN)6-4/285
He's strong, technically sound, quick enough to hit moving targets and strong enough to dominate the point of attack.
4.5Minnesota
97Justin Worley, QBNorthwestern (Rock Hill, SC)6-5/195
New to top 100
4.5Tennessee
98Kiaro Holts, OLWarren Central (Indianapolis, IN)6-6/275
New to top 100
5North Carolina
99Reilly O'Toole, QBWheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton, IL)6-3/210
New to top 100
4Illinois
100J.W. Walsh, QBGuyer (Denton, TX)6-2/190
New to top 100
4Oklahoma State
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