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Incoming Freshman: Top QBs/RBs

Covering college football as I do takes 52 weeks a year as it is and while I personally do not scout the high school games and rate each player I do compile my rankings based on the many different recruiting services across the country that follow and scout HS football year round. I not only like to use all of the biggest and best services, but I also use regional reports as well. The colleges themselves use many of these services to get the latest information on recruits.

When we receive a recruiting magazine, we translate each player’s ranking into a points system from 1-100 and then log each and every player into the computer and give them a point total from each source. Naturally, the more they are mentioned and the higher they are rated by each publication, the more total points they accrue. After months of entering all of this information, I sort the list by poistion and by total points and then rank the players from most points to least.

In today’s blog I have included the top incoming freshman QBs and RBs for 2010. Each one of these players is ranked in the Top 500 prospects regardless of position and will appear in my preseason magazine. I have also posted the top individual classes for each position. Since we want the college preview to continue to be the most in-depth and accurate magazine out there, if you find any informataion that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. In Wednesday’s Blog I will post the top WR’s and TE’s with the top OL and DL coming on Friday.

Top Incoming Freshman QBs

Rank Name Ht Wt Speed College
1 Phillip Sims 6-2 215 4.7 Alabama
2 Jake Heaps 6-2 195 4.7 BYU
3 Blake Bell 6-6 215 4.7 Oklahoma
4 Devin Gardner 6-4 200 4.7 Michigan
5 Robert Bolden 6-4 195 4.55 Penn St
6 Connor Wood 6-4 203 4.7 Texas
7 Paul Jones 6-3 223 4.7 Penn St
8 Jesse Scroggins 6-3 200 4.5 USC
9 Barry Brunetti 6-0 210 4.6 West Virginia
10 AJ Derby 6-5 220 4.6 Iowa
11 Scotty Young 6-3 190 4.8 Texas Tech
12 Andrew Hendrix 6-3 220 4.7 Notre Dame
13 Austin Hinder 6-4 180 4.85 California
14 Brett Nottingham 6-4 210 4.7 Stanford
15 Nick Montana 6-1 185 4.65 Washington
16 Zach Lee 6-4 200 4.8 LSU
17 Tyler Bray 6-6 190 5.4 Tennessee
18 Joe Boisture 6-6 215 4.8 Michigan St
19 James Franklin 6-2 215 4.6 Missouri
20 Johnny Deaton 6-2 190 4.6 Oklahoma St
21 Peter Thomas 6-5 218 4.85 Colorado St
22 Ricardo Young 6-1 170 4.5 Virginia Tech
23 Dallas Lloyd 6-3 192 4.6 Stanford
24 Chandler Whitmer 6-1 190 4.6 Illinois
25 Tyler Gabbert 6-0 190 4.65 Missouri
26 Trey Burton 6-2 203 4.5 Florida
27 Bryan Bennett 6-3 185 4.7 Oregon
28 Anthony Gonzalez 6-2 193 4.5 Pittsburgh
29 Munchie Legaux 6-4 185 4.7 Cincinnati
30 Terrance Broadway 6-1 197 4.6 Houston
31 Sean Mannion 6-5 205 4.85 Oregon St
32 Jeffrey Godfrey 5-11 172 4.65 UCF
33 Sean Robinson 6-4 210 4.65 Purdue
34 Taylor Graham 6-4 210 4.9 Ohio St
35 Jacoby Walker 6-2 210 4.65 Arkansas
36 Tyler Smith 6-4 205 4.7 Maryland
37 Jeremy Johnson 6-1 175 4.5 West Virginia
38 Nick Hirschman 6-2 215 4.65 Colorado
39 Chase Rettig 6-3 200 4.8 Boston College
40 Blake Sims 6-0 185 4.6 Alabama
41 Jameil Showers 6-2 195 4.65 Texas A&M
42 Hutson Mason 6-2 187 4.9 Georgia
43 Trevor Siemian 6-3 180 4.7 Northwestern
44 Tyler Brosius 6-3 220 4.9 NC St
45 Billy Cosh 6-2 195 4.9 Kansas St
46 Connor Shaw 6-2 195 4.55 S Carolina
47 Joseph Brennan 6-4 200 4.9 Wisconsin
48 Sam Gibson 6-2 205 4.5 LSU
49 Tommy Rees 6-3 198 4.7 Notre Dame
50 Cain Colter 6-1 185 4.6 Northwestern

Top 5 QB Classes

1. Penn St-The Nittany Lions signed two top QBs in Robert Bolden and Paul Jones. Bolden has great 4.5 speed and had one of the strongest arms at the Elite 11 QB camp. Jones meanwhile was a Army All-American and is currently enrolled and taking part in spring practice. Both players will get a chance at some playing time this year with Daryll Clark graduated and no returning player with significant experience back for 2010.

2. Stanford-The Cardinal signed two top QBs in Brett Nottingham (#14) and Dallas Lloyd (#23). Nottingham threw for more than 7,000 yds in his prep career and was the named the area’s player of the year. Lloyd earned all-state honors and is expected to go on a mission and be back in 2012.

3. Missouri-HC Pinkel and the Tigers are set at the QB position this year with Blaine Gabbert returning however, they signed two more highly touted QBs in James Frankling and Blaine’s younger brother Tyler Gabbert. James is a duel threat QB that has a strong arm and can throw on the run while Tyler has a quick release with a compact throwing motion.

4. Alabama-The Crismon Tide signed the #1 QB in Phillip Sims who was 48-4 as a 4 yr starter in high school. Sims is the Virgnia HS career leader in pass yds (10,725) and TD passes (119) and is currently enrolled for spring. Alabama also signed Blake Sims who is a dual threat qb that was named all-state twice.

5. West Virginia-The Mountaineers signed two highly touted QBs in Barry Brunetti and Jeremy Johnson. Brunetti is a duel threat QB who was an Army All-American and participated in Joe Montana’s “Super 7″ QB Camp while Johnson is also a dual threat Army All-American and was named district MVP twice.

Top Incoming Freshman RBs

 

Rank Name Ht Wt Speed College
1 Marcus Lattimore 6-0 207 4.4 S Carolina
2 Michael Dyer 5-10 195 4.4 Auburn
3 Lache Seastrunk 5-10 183 4.4 Oregon
4 Malcolm Jones 6-0 210 4.55 UCLA
5 DJ Morgan 5-11 170 4.4 USC
6 Brennan Clay 6-0 190 4.45 Oklahoma
7 Mack Brown 5-11 185 4.38 Florida
8 Roderick Smith 6-2 220 4.5 Ohio St
9 Silas Redd 5-10 190 4.45 Penn St
10 Jordon James 5-10 190 4.45 UCLA
11 Anthony Barr 6-4 225 4.5 UCLA
12 Corey Brown 5-11 170 4.45 Ohio St
13 Zach Zwinak 6-2 230 4.5 Penn St
14 Spencer Ware 5-11 210 4.6 LSU
15 Traylon Shead 6-2 210 4.5 Texas
16 Roy Finch 5-8 170 4.45 Oklahoma
17 Dontae Williams 5-11 200 4.5 Oregon
18 Giovanni Bernard 5-9 200 4.5 N Carolina
19 Eduardo Clements 5-11 185 4.5 Miami, FL
20 Storm Johnson 6-1 215 4.47 Miami, FL
21 Anthony Creecy 6-0 196 4.5 NC St
22 Anthony Wilkerson 6-0 210 4.55 Stanford
23 Braylon Heard 5-11 180 4.5 Nebraska
24 Mustafa Greene 6-0 190 4.5 NC St
25 Austin White 6-0 190 4.45 Michigan
26 Deontae Cooper 5-11 175 4.4 Washington
27 Erick Howard 5-10 210   Akron
28 Jakhari Gore 5-10 175 4.45 LSU
29 Carlos Hyde 6-1 230   Ohio St
30 Corey Grant 5-9 190 4.4 Alabama
31 Ben Malena 5-10 210 4.42 Texas A&M
32 Brandon Gainer 6-0 195 4.6 Kentucky
33 Ethan Grant 6-0 195 4.45 TCU
34 Kevin Parks 5-7 191 4.7 Virginia
35 Lamonte Edwards 6-2 215 4.5 Minnesota
36 Cameron Roberson 6-1 215 4.6 Notre Dame
37 Ken Malcome 6-0 213 4.55 Georgia
38 Ricky Seale 5-9 180   Stanford
39 Jalston Fowler 6-0 250 4.8 Alabama
40 Joseph Randle 6-0 190 4.5 Oklahoma St
41 Marcus Coker 6-0 222 4.55 Iowa
42 DJ Jones 5-11 210 4.5 Texas A&M
43 Nicholas Parker 6-2 210   Mississippi
44 Delans Griffin 5-11 182 4.5 Texas Tech
45 Rajion Neal 5-10 210 4.5 Tennessee
46 Andre Givens 5-10 185 4.46 Pittsburgh
47 Zach Fogerson 6-2 215 4.6 Washington
48 Andrew Dawson 6-2 207 4.5 Northern Iowa
49 Nick Hall 5-6 280 4.5 Michigan St
50 Matthew Wells 6-1 202 4.5 Miss St
51 Stephen Hopkins 6-0 220 4.6 Tennessee
52 Brandon Worle 6-1 240 4.65 LSU
53 Brandon Bourbon 6-1 209 4.45 Kansas
54 Kamal Hogan 5-10 200 4.4 Louisville
55 Demarcus Robinson 5-9 192 4.5 Kansas St
56 Charles Perkins 6-0 195 4.5 Georgia Tech

Top 5 RB Classes

1. UCLA-The Bruins signed three top RBs in Malcolm Jones, Jordon James and Anthony Barr. Jones was the California Gatorade Player after rushing for 2,477 yds and 45 TDs last year while James rushed for more than 3,700 yds and 37 TDs in his career. Barr was 1st-tm all-state as a junior beofre sitting out most of his senior with an injury and could move to LB in college.

2. Ohio St-The Buckeyes always seem to have their fair share of RBs and this year was no different as they added three talented RBs in Roderick Smith, Corey Brown and Carlos Hyde. Smith is drawing comparisons to Eddie George with his size (6-3 220) and speed (4.5) while Hyde is another big back that is currently enrolled for spring practice. Brown was 2-time all Pennsylvania back that could move to WR with the depth at RB.

3. Oregon-The Ducks signed two highly touted RBs in Lache Seastrunk and Dontae Williams. Seastrunk rushed for more than 4,000 yds and 52 TD in his career while earning all-Texas honors while Williams was a two-time all district player that has good speed.

4. Miami, Fl-The Hurricanes probably will not have returning starter Graig Cooper this year as he suffered a torn ACL but they did sign two top RBs in Eduardo Clements and Storm Johnson. Clements rushed for more than 3,000 yds and 51 TD in his career and Johnson was a Under Armour AA after rushing for nearly 2,000 yds his senior season.

5. Oklahoma-The Sooners always have a stable of backs and this year they welcome two more highly touted backs in Brennan Clay and Roy Finch. Clay as a junior was the 1st ever player in California HS history with 1,000 yds rush/rec in same year and added 2,000 rush yds his senior season. Finch earned 1st-team all-Florida honors after rushing for 1,659 yds and 27 TDs his senior season.

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  • Mark E.

    Dominique Brown from OH headed to Louisville ought to be on that QB list.

  • Mark E.

    Dominique Brown from OH headed to Louisville ought to be on that QB list.