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Incoming Freshman: Top OL/DL

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 position 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 OL and DL 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 information that is wrong or if you are questioning a player’s ranking please contact brandon@philsteele.com. I will be back on Monday with my top LBs and DBs. Have a great weekend!

Top Incoming Freshman OL

 

Rank Name Ht Wt Speed School
1 Seantrel Henderson 6-8 301 5.15 USC
2 Robert Crisp 6-8 290 5.3 NC St
3 James Hurst 6-5 275 5.05 N Carolina
4 Jake Matthews 6-5 270 5.2 Texas A&M
5 Chaz Green 6-6 290 5.2 Florida
6 Morgan Moses 6-7 347 5.2 Virginia
7 Brent Benedict 6-5 285 5.2 Georgia
8 Andrew Norwell 6-6 265 5.3 Ohio St
9 Ja’Wuan James 6-6 285 5.3 Tennessee
10 Trey Hopkins 6-4 260 5 Texas
11 Matt James 6-8 280 5.2 Notre Dame
12 Nick Demien 6-6 290 5 Missouri
13 Andrew Rodriguez 6-6 300 5.5 Nebraska
14 Christian Lombard 6-5 280 5.1 Notre Dame
15 James Stone 6-4 300 5.2 Tennessee
16 Shon Coleman 6-7 282 5.3 Auburn
17 Miles Dieffenbach 6-5 285 5.4 Penn St
18 Damien Robinson 6-8 330 5.3 Miss St
19 Bronson Irwin 6-5 320 5.4 Oklahoma
20 Arie Kouandijio 6-5 315 5.1 Alabama
21 Eric Mack 6-4 310 5.2 Auburn
22 Dominic Espinosa 6-3 280 4.95 Texas
23 Brandon Linder 6-5 275 5.2 Miami, Fl
24 Ian Silberman 6-5 260 5.1 Florida
25 AJ Cann 6-3 265 4.7 S Carolina
26 Erik Kohler 6-5 265 5.1 Washington
27 Chris Ward 6-4 300 5.3 UCLA
28 Jimmy Gjere 6-7 275 5.1 Minnesota
29 Evan Washington 6-6 285 5.1 LSU
30 Alex Crosthwaite 6-5 302 5.2 California
31 Luke Joeckel 6-6 288 5.2 Texas A&M
32 Giovanni Di Poalo 6-4 265 5.1 USC
33 Cedric Ogbuehi 6-5 270 5.3 Texas A&M
34 Andrew Donnal 6-7 285 5.5 Iowa
35 Torrian Wilson 6-4 312 5.35 UCF
36 Quinton Spain 6-5 330 5.4 West Virginia
37 Tyrus Thompson 6-6 280 5 Oklahoma
38 Chad Lindsay 6-3 310 5.4 Alabama
39 Kolton Houston 6-5 275   Georgia
40 TJ Leifheit 6-7 300 5.3 N Carolina
41 Thomas Ricketts 6-6 265 5 Penn St
42 Cam Feldt 6-5 292 5.3 Arkansas
43 Nick Rowland 6-4 295 5.35 Oregon
44 Johnnie Farms 6-2 285 5.1 Memphis
45 Adam Shead 6-4 315 5.3 Oklahoma
46 Luke Graham 6-5 265 5.1 Penn St
47 Austin Woods 6-5 290 5.2 Oklahoma
48 Shep Klinke 6-6 292 5.3 Texas A&M
49 Matt Rotheram 6-6 310 5.6 Pittsburgh
50 Seth Betancourt 6-6 285 5.2 Boston College
51 Tavadis Glenn 6-5 265 5.25 Miami, Fl
52 Colin Porter 6-4 312 5.35 Washington
53 Skyler Schofner 6-7 280 5 Michigan St
54 Mark Shuman 6-6 280 4.9 Virginia Tech
55 Zach Fulton 6-4 306 5.2 Tennessee
56 Daryl Williams 6-5 255 5.1 Oklahoma
57 Robbie Havenstein 6-7 345 5.6 Wisconsin
58 Kalon Davis 6-5 335 5.1 Clemson
59 Shane McDermott 6-3 266 5.1 Miami, Fl
60 Trent Spurgeon 6-7 270 5.1 Arizona
61 David Yankey 6-5 275 5.1 Stanford
62 OC Brown 6-3 315 5.2 Southern Miss
63 Dillon Bonnell 6-4 275 5 Stanford
64 Aleon Calhoun 6-7 315 5.2 Texas Tech
65 Christian Pace 6-3 265 5.3 Michigan
66 Kody Innes 6-4 280 4.9 UCLA
67 Parker Mack 6-4 305 5.3 Princeton
68 Mike Moudy 6-6 265 5.3 Nebraska
69 Ed Christian 6-5 260 5.2 Auburn
70 Laken Tomlinson 6-5 285 5.1 Duke
71 Austin Shepherd 6-4 312 5.5 Alabama
72 Geoffrey Gibson 6-4 332 5.4 California
73 Tuni Kanuch 6-2 295 5 BYU

 

Top OL Classes

1. Texas A&M-The Aggies brought in a great group of OL led by #4 Jake Matthews whose Dad Bruce is in the NFL Hall of Fame. Jake will probably line up at the OT spot in college. Texas A&M also signed #31 Luke Joeckel whose dad played here and #33 Cedric Ogbuehi who was an Army All-American and will play Center.

2. Oklahoma-The Sooners signed five OL that ranked in the top 56 led by #19 Bronson Irwin who was named the Oklahoma District 6A-1 Lineman of the year. #37 Tyrus Thompson can play both OL and DL but has impressed many at OT. #45 Adam Shead was 1st-tm All-Texas as a senior and had 127 pancake blocks as a senior.

3. Penn St-The Nittany Lions bring in four Top 100 OL this year. #17 Miles Dieffenbach will probably play Center while #41 Tom Ricketts will line up at OT. Tom’s dad (Tom Sr) is an ex-Steeler and Pitt Panther OL. #46 Luke Graham can play both OL or DL and may end up at OG.

4. Washington-The Huskies have a good group of OL coming in led by #26 Erik Kohler who played prep ball with Husky incoming Frosh QB Nick Montana. The Huskies also signed #51 Colin Porter who may play Center and also two top 100 OL in Micah Hatchie and Ben Riva.

5. Miami, Fl-The Hurricanes signed five OL that ranked my top 125. Their top prospect is #23 Brandon Linder who was an Army All-American and many think is ready to play right now. The Canes also welcome in #51 Tavadis Glenn and #59 Shane McDermott.

Top Incoming Freshman DL

Rank Name Ht Wt Speed School
1 Ronald Powell 6-4 250 4.6 Florida
2 Jackson Jeffcoat 6-5 230 4.6 Texas
3 Sharrif Floyd 6-3 310 5.1 Florida
4 Chris Martin 6-4 240 4.65 California
5 Owamagbe Odighizuwa 6-3 230 4.7 UCLA
6 Dominique Easley 6-3 260 4.7 Florida
7 Reggie Wilson 6-3 238 4.7 Texas
8 Corey Lemonier 6-4 225 4.8 Auburn
9 TJ Stripling 6-6 215 4.6 Georgia
10 Taylor Bible 6-3 280 5 Texas
11 George Uko 6-4 285 4.95 USC
12 JR Ferguson 6-4 255 4.9 LSU
13 Corey Miller 6-3 235 4.6 Tennessee
14 Garrison Smith 6-3 250 4.7 Georgia
15 Brandon Willis 6-4 255 4.7 N Carolina
16 Jacques Smith 6-2 235 4.7 Tennessee
17 Jordan Allen 6-6 260 4.9 LSU
18 Kelcy Quarles 6-5 270 4.6 S Carolina
19 Louis Nix 6-2 300 5.1 Notre Dame
20 Ashton Dorsey 6-3 275 4.95 Texas
21 Ricky Heimuli 6-4 285 4.9 Oregon
22 TJ Clemmings 6-6 266 4.8 Pittsburgh
23 Sione Potoa’e 6-3 270 4.9 Washington
24 Calvin Barnett 6-3 325 5.5 Arkansas
25 Zack McCray 6-5 235 4.7 Virginia Tech
26 Gabe King 6-5 260 4.7 California
27 Evan Hailes 6-1 303 5 Penn St
28 Cassius Marsh 6-4 290 4.9 UCLA
29 Fre’shad Hunter 6-4 260 4.9 Unsigned
30 Kyle Baublitz 6-4 255 4.8 Penn St
31 Jeffrey Whitaker 6-3 285 5 Auburn
32 Bronson Kaufusi 6-8 240 4.75 BYU
33 Jamel Turner 6-2 215 4.6 Ohio St
34 CJ Olaniyan 6-5 230 4 Penn St
35 Leon Orr 6-4 305 5.3 Florida
36 Kony Ealy 6-5 232 4.65 Missouri
37 Carlos Thompson 6-5 220 4.6 Mississippi
38 Jalen Fields 6-5 250 4.8 Georgia
39 Darious Cummings 6-2 255 4.9 Florida St
40 Chase Rome 6-3 280 4.75 Nebraska
41 Lynden Trail 6-6 210 4.75 Florida
42 Craig Sanders 6-4 235 4.6 Auburn
43 Denzel McCoy 6-4 275 5 Georgia Tech
44 Todd Chandler 6-1 295 5.3 USF
45 Delvin Jones 6-6 230 4.7 Mississippi
46 Darryl Baldwin 6-6 265 4.7 Ohio St
47 JT Moore 6-3 230 4.6 Ohio St
48 Kaleb Eulls 6-4 250 4.7 Miss St
49 Nick Acree 6-5 292 4.9 Virginia Tech
50 Daniel Noble 6-4 275 4.9 Oklahoma
51 Daquan Jones 6-4 300 5.4 Penn St
52 Jackson Richards 6-4 240 4.8 Texas Tech
53 Michael Thornton 6-1 275 5 Georgia
54 Bryan Murphy 6-2 230 4.8 Pittsburgh
55 Greg Daniels 6-4 240 4.7 Texas
56 Kona Schwenke 6-2 215 4.7 Notre Dame
57 Carlton Martin 6-1 261 5.05 Mississippi
58 Raynard Randolph 6-2 325   NC St
59 JC Copeland 6-2 245 4.7 LSU
60 Chance Carter 6-4 250 4.7 Northwestern
61 Dexter Morant 6-7 240 4.9 Georgia
62 Aaron Donald 6-1 262 4.9 Pittsburgh
63 Beau Allen 6-3 292 5.1 Wisconsin
64 Bryan Jones 6-3 295 5.15 Arkansas
65 Julious Moore 6-1 260 4.8 Unsigned
66 Mike Hardy 6-5 262 4.9 Iowa
67 Lucas Vincent 6-3 270 5.1 Missouri
68 Calvin Smith 6-4 275   New Mexico
69 Jibreel Black 6-2 255 4.8 Michigan
70 Bruce Gaston 6-3 300 5.23 Purdue
71 Torrea Peterson 6-4 300 5.1 Oklahoma
72 Kareem Martin 6-6 229 4.7 N Carolina
73 Anthony Williams 6-4 230 4.9 Georgia Tech
74 Neiron Ball 6-4 210 4.55 Florida
75 Kenneth Carter 6-5 270 5 Auburn
76 Eddie Plantaric 6-5 245 4.85 Stanford
77 De’Antre Rhodes 6-3 280   Virginia Tech
78 David Perry 6-5 225 4.8 Miami, Fl
79 Bryon Bennett 6-3 255 4.9 Mississippi
80 Kirifi Leuta-Taula 6-4 275 5.1 Arizona
81 Jay Guy 6-2 300 5 Nebraska
82 Graham Rowley 6-4 265 5 BYU
83 James Kittredge 6-4 255 5.15 Vanderbilt
84 Dominique Jones 6-2 270 5 Baylor
85 Ken Wilkins 6-3 235 4.7 Michigan
86 Anthony Orr 6-4 270   Alabama
87 De’Aires Cotton 6-4 275 5 Texas
88 Alani Fua 6-4 200 4.6 BYU

 

Top DL Classes

1. Florida-The Gators signed six DL in the top 75 including three top 10 players led by #1 DE Ronald Powell who was the consensus #1 defensive player in the country. The Gators also welcome in two great DTs in #3 Sharrif Floyd and #6 Dominique Easley.

2. Texas-The Longhorns also signed an elite class of DL with three of the top 10 led by #2 DE Jackson Jeffcoat who was an Army All-American and named AP 1st-tm all-Texas. The Longhorns also picked up #7 Reggie Wilson who will play DE and #10 Taylor Bible a 300 lb DT.

3. Georgia-The Bulldogs signed six players that ranked in my top 100 including #9 TJ Stripling who played DE in high school but is expected to play OLB in the Bulldogs new 3-4 defense. Georgia also brought in #14 Garrison Smith who is now up to 285 lbs and will play DE.

4. Penn St-The Nittany Lions bring in four players who rank in my top 51. #27 Evan Hailes is a DT who enrolled in January and is participating in Spring Drills. #30 Kyle Baublitz also enrolled early and is expected to line up at DE. #34 CJ Olaniyan played both DE and TE in high school but will start out at DE in college.

5. Ohio St-The Buckeyes like Penn St bring in four highly touted players and are led by #33 Jamel Turner who has 4.6 speed and went to Fork Union prep school last year. Ohio St also welcomes in #46 Darryl Baldwin and #47 JT Moore who both expect to line up at DE this year.

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  • maltosgodawgs

    Hate to say it but your #11 OL Matt James has passed away over the weekend…

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    Yes I did see that and it is a horrible tragedy. I will still leave him in the magazine because of his outstanding HS career. Thanks, Phil

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    Yes I did see that and it is a horrible tragedy. I will still leave him in the magazine because of his outstanding HS career. Thanks, Phil