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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
|5||Robert Bolden||6-4||195||4.55||Penn St|
|7||Paul Jones||6-3||223||4.7||Penn St|
|9||Barry Brunetti||6-0||210||4.6||West Virginia|
|11||Scotty Young||6-3||190||4.8||Texas Tech|
|12||Andrew Hendrix||6-3||220||4.7||Notre Dame|
|18||Joe Boisture||6-6||215||4.8||Michigan St|
|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|
|31||Sean Mannion||6-5||205||4.85||Oregon St|
|34||Taylor Graham||6-4||210||4.9||Ohio St|
|37||Jeremy Johnson||6-1||175||4.5||West Virginia|
|39||Chase Rettig||6-3||200||4.8||Boston College|
|41||Jameil Showers||6-2||195||4.65||Texas A&M|
|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|
|49||Tommy Rees||6-3||198||4.7||Notre Dame|
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
|1||Marcus Lattimore||6-0||207||4.4||S Carolina|
|8||Roderick Smith||6-2||220||4.5||Ohio St|
|9||Silas Redd||5-10||190||4.45||Penn St|
|12||Corey Brown||5-11||170||4.45||Ohio St|
|13||Zach Zwinak||6-2||230||4.5||Penn St|
|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|
|24||Mustafa Greene||6-0||190||4.5||NC St|
|29||Carlos Hyde||6-1||230||Ohio St|
|31||Ben Malena||5-10||210||4.42||Texas A&M|
|36||Cameron Roberson||6-1||215||4.6||Notre Dame|
|40||Joseph Randle||6-0||190||4.5||Oklahoma St|
|42||DJ Jones||5-11||210||4.5||Texas A&M|
|44||Delans Griffin||5-11||182||4.5||Texas Tech|
|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|
|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.