Friday, October 27, 2006

Class of 2009 Watch

Today I am starting my posting of thumbnails on some of the nation's top underclassmen

Kevin Graf OL/DL 6'6 277 5.2 Augura California

Kevin is among the nation'S very best sophomore offensive linemen. He transferred to Augura after playing on the varsity at powerful Westlake Village Oaks Christian (Jimm y Clausen's and Marc Tyler's school)as a freshman. He has excellent size and shows unusually good body control for such a young and big lineman. He can really move the pile0 and plays pretty low for his size. He looked quite good at the 2006 USC summer camp going up against some of the area's top rising seniors.

Shane Gordon LB/RB 6'2 220 4.7 Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Florida

Gordon is an outstanding young talent for a strong Chaminade-Madonna program. As a freshman he was named Second Team All-Broward-3A-1A by the Miami Herald. Considered by some ot be the top sophomore in talent-laden Broward County. Does a great job of stepping up and filling the hole and pursues well from sideleine-to-sideline. Reads and reacts well. Great combination of size and speed. One of the nation's best.

Alfonzo Sylvester WR 5'11 175 4.5 Bolingbrook Illinois

One of the top sophomore WRs in the midwest. Doing a good job stepping in for former all-american Carl Fisher. Nice quikness, soft hands and shows good body control when going up for the ball. Has an extra gear.

Khyran Major RB/DB 5'10 165 4.5 Detroit Crockett Michigan

Crockett has produced several D-1 kids recently (Brandon Graham and John Thompson at Michigan, Ed Johnson at Penn State just top name a few) and Major is a youngster who has the potential to join them down the road. He is a quick and elusive RB who led Crockett in rushing dsuring the nine game regular season, carrying the pigskin 86 times for 795 yards (9.24 ypc) and 5 TDs. He runs with nice vision and pretty good power for his size, shows nice change of direction and really can dart through the line. One of the top sophomores in Michigan.

Tromarcus Toney QB/PK 6'1 175 Memphis Melrose Tennessee

Tromarcus could be the next great to emerge out of the always talent-laden Melrose program. Tonye has both a nice arm and quick feet, but his bigest asset is his composure on the field and his decision-making skills. He understands when to get rid of the football and when to take off and scramble. A versatile performer who also started as a freshman kicker.

Shane Delery DL 6'3 220 4.80 New Orleans Jesuit Louisiana

Delery was First Team All-District (District 7-1A) as a freshman at Baton Rouge Dunham. He transferred to Jesuit for his sophomore year. Still a "puppy", he has the frame to get much, much bigger. Great quickness off the ball. Was very impressive playing 1A ball as a freshman, showing an innate ability to read plays and get to the ball.

Great Bloodlines: Class of 2007 Tight Ends

Steve Watson TE 6'4 240 4.70 Denver Mullen Colorado Michigan His father, Steve Sr., played nine years with the Denver Broncoes

Kevin Estes TE/WR 6'6 215 4.88 Richmond Benedictine Virginia Estes is the younger brother of Virginia TE Patrick Estes

Jack DiNardo TE/DL 6'4 235 4.75 Hinsdale Central Illinois His uncle, Gerry, was an all-american guard at Notre Dame and a long-time college head coach. Father Larry captained the 1970 Notre Dame team

Mikhail Marinovich TE/LB 6'6 225 4.85 San Juan Capistrano Junipero Serra California Marinovich is the younger brother of former USC QB Todd Marinovich

Dallin Rogers TE 6'4 190 4.87 El Dorado Union Mine California His father was a DL at Stanford and in the NFL and his uncle played QB at Stanford

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Great Bloodlines: Class of 2007 Wide Receivers

Terrence Toliver WR/DB 6'4 184 4.45 Hempstead Texas A nephew of former LSU star RB Harvey Williams

Toney Clemons WR 6'3 185 4.53 New Kensington Valley Pennsylvania A cousin of Michigan WR Steve Breaston

Christian Smith WR/DB 6'1 195 4.50 Birmingham Huffman Alabama Christian is the younger, and quite a bit smaller, brother of last year's star line recruit Andre Smith (Alabama)

Nick Toon WR 6'2 185 4.50 Madison Middleton Wisconsin Wisconsin Toon is the son of former Badger great and NFL star WR Al Toon

Zion Babb WR/DB 6'2 180 4.50 Alhambra California Michigan His father, Lance, was a hurdler at USC

Kerry Taylor WR 6'0 176 4.62 Chandler Hamilton Arizona Arizona State His uncle is former NFL star John Taylor and his dad played 10 years in the NFL after starring at Illinois

Corey Wilson WR 6'0 184 4.47 Carrollton Creekview Texas Oklahoma Older brother Travis played at Oklahoma and in the NFL.

Dewayne Frampton WR/DB 5'10 170 4.45 Los Angeles Dorsey California The nephew of former UCLA RB Karim Abdul-Jabar and cousin of Ohio State freshman LB Mark Johnson

E.J. Smith WR 6'0 186 4.39 Camden Velma Jackson Mississippi Cousin Martez Smith is a freshman at Southern Mississipi

Terrence White WR 6'1 180 4.50 Pickerington Central Ohio His father, Terry, played for Ohio State

Cameron Baker WR 5'11 159 4.38 Osceola Arkansas Baker is the younger brother of Arkansas receiver Chris Baker

Edwin Reed WR/DB 5'9 175 4.40 Destrehan Louisiana Edwin is the younger brother of former Miami star and current All-Pro safety Ed Reed

Dominic Magazu WR/DB 6'2 190 4.65 Charlotte Providence North Carolina Boston College His father is the OL coach for the Carolina Panthers and used to coach at Boston College

Travionte Session WR/DB 6'3 154 4.56 Long Beach Poly California His brother is the former Poly and Oregon star, and now a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, Sammie Parker

Brett Moncrief WR 6'3 180 4.49 North Little Rock Arkansas He is the son of former Arkansas hoopster and NBA all-star Sidney Moncrief

Phillip Dokes WR 6'6 200 4.60 North Little Rock Arkansas His father, Phillip Dokes, Sr., was a star DL at Oklahoma State and played in the NFL

Travis Griffin WR 5'11 185 Patterson Louisiana Older brother William is a freshman RB at Louisiana Tech

Taiwan Easterling WR/QB/ATH 6'0 195 4.58 Oak Grove Mississippi His cousin is All-Pro QB Steve McNair

Virgil Hill WR/DB 5'11 158 Valencia California Hill's parents are former world light-heavyweight boxing champion Virgil Hill Sr., and former Olympic women's track silver medalist Denean Howard

Ben Jurevicius WR/DB 6'0 180 4.50 Cleveland St. Ignatius Ohio A cousin of former Penn State and current NFL WR Joe Jurevicius

Chance McCoy WR 6'0 148 4.80 Graham Texas The younger brother of Texas QB Colt McCoy

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Great Bloodlines: Class of 2007 Running Backs

Marc Tyler RB/LB 6'2 215 4.60 Westlake Village Oaks Christian California USC He's the son of former UCLA great and NFL star Wendell Tyler

Joseph Reese RB/WR 6'2 175 4.45 Pflugerville Hendrickson Texas Texas A&M Older brother Terrell is a freshman WR at Arizona.

Kelvin Grady RB/DB/WR 5'10 156 4.79 East Grand Rapids Michigan Michigan (Basketball) The younger brother of Michigan RB Kevin Grady and a cousin of NFL back T.J. Duckett

Vincent Helmuth RB/DL 6'2 258 5.00 Saline Michigan Michigan The half-brother of former Michigan State and current New York Jets tight end Chris Baker

Kevin Simmons RB 5'9 179 4.50 Virginia Beach Kempsville Virginia Kevin is the younger brother of Virginia Tech's Deveon Simmons

Dan Dierking RB 5'9 178 4.50 Warrenville Wheaton South Illinois Purdue His father is former star Purdue RB Scott Dierking

Andre Anderson RB 5'8 170 4.40 Barrington Illinois His cousin, Damien Anderson, was a star RB at Northwestern

John Barnett RB/DB 5'10 180 4.45 Lakewood California His father played at Oregon Tech and inthe USFL. His cousins include NFL receivers Fred and Tim Barnett

Eli Lemon RB 5'10 175 4.50 Houston Yates Texas The younger brother of Oklahoma State freshman Orie Lemon

Jakar Goodson RB/DB 5'11 181 4.79 Klein Collins Texas The younger brother of Texas A&M freshman RB Michael Goodson

Kevin Hahn RB 5'11 220 4.60 Dix Hills Half Hollow Hills West New York Kevin's brother, Matt, is a junior at Penn State

Monday, October 23, 2006

Coming Up on "A Step Ahead"

Now that I have completed my rundown of the top prospects in the Classes of 2007 and 2008 I am moving on with some other interesting and fun postings.

Today I commenced my "Great Bloodlines" series that I will be updating periodically over the next couple of weeks. I also plan to roll out my Class of 2007 "All-Name" team over the next couple of weeks.

The Class of 2007 will then become history as I will focus only on current juniors, sophomores and freshmen. I will be providing updates and thumbnails on some of the top underclassmen to keep an eye out for over the next few years. These will inclue some samplings from my premium services (for colleges only) database of over 17,000 ranked underclassmen that is growing by about 100 prospects per day.

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Great Bloodlines: Class of 2007 Quarterbacks

Today I am starting to post my listings of the Class of 2007 prospects who have great bloodlines.

Jimmy Clausen QB 6'3 200 4.70 Westlake Village Oaks Christian California Notre Dame Older brothers Casey and Rick were quarterbacks at Tennessee. Clausen will be the best of the bunch

John Brantley QB 6'4 175 4.64 Ocala Trinity Catholic Florida Texas His father, Scott Brantley, was an all-american center at Florida

Mike Paulus QB/DB 6'5 220 4.90 Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy New York North Carolina Older brother Greg was a pre all-american in both football and basketball but is sticking to hoops as the starting point guard at Duke

Chris Forcier QB/WR/DB 6'3 178 4.44 San Diego St. Augustine California UCLA Chris' older brother Jason is the back-up QB at Michigan

Matt Simms QB 6'2 190 4.80 Ramsey Don Bosco Prep New Jersey Louisville Matt is the son of former NFL star QB Phil Simms and the younger brother of current NFLer and former Texas QB Chris Simms

Phillip Bates QB/ATH 6'2 200 4.48 Omaha North Nebraska Iowa State Bates' father, Philip Sr., played at Nebraska and in the NFL.

Robert Marve QB 6'2 190 4.65 Tampa Plant Florida Alabama His father Eugene played LB in the NFL

Joe Weatherford QB 6'3 169 5.07 Land O' Lakes Florida Weatherford is the younger brother of Florida State QB Drew Weatherford

Nathan Dick QB 6'4 190 4.80 Allen Texas Rice Nathan is the younger brother of Arkansas QB Casey Dick

Dallas Walker QB 6'5 206 4.75 Madison Ridgeland Academy Mississippi His father, Jeff, was an offensive lineman in the NFL

Drew Kiel QB 6'3 197 4.75 Columbus East Indiana The nephew of former Notre Dame QB Blair Kiel

Nate Tice QB 6'4 195 4.80 Edina Minnesota Central Florida The son of former NFL Vikings coach Mike Tice

Stuart Walter QB 6'4 205 Paradise Valley Arizona The brother of former ASU standout and current Raiders QB Andrew Walter

Ben Longshore QB/P 6'3 186 Canyon Country Canyon California He has two older brothers playing college ball. Nate is a quarterback at Cal, and Nick is a lineman at BYU.

Nick Petrino QB 5'10 180 Louisville Trinity Kentucky He's the son of University of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino