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The Rivals100: Class of 2012
The experts at Rivals.com have ranked the top football recruits in the Class of 2012. For a closer look at the nation's Top 50 players, click here. For the full Rivals250, click here. For additional analysis during the march to National Signing Day, visit Rivals.com and SI.com.
 
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1Dorial Green-Beckham
Springfield, Mo.
Hillcrest
WR6-6220
Green-Beckham became the all-time national career receiving leader after catching 119 passes for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior.
2D.J. Humphries
Charlotte, N.C.
Mallard Creek
OL6-5265
A U.S. Army All-American, Humphries anchored an offensive line for a Mallard Creek team that averaged 47 points per game and went 13-1 his senior year.
3Mario Edwards
Denton, Texas
Ryan
DE6-4275
Edwards tallied 72 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 11 sacks on his way to earning all-state honors as a senior.
4Shaq Thompson
Sacramento, Calif.
Grant
S6-2210
Thompson rushed for 1,068 yards and 15 touchdowns and also threw eight touchdown passes this season.
5Johnathan Gray
Aledo, Texas
Aledo
RB5-11190
Gray became the all-time national career scoring leader after rushing for 3,891 yards and 65 touchdowns in 2011.
6Jonathan Bullard
Shelby, N.C.
Crest
DE6-4255
Bullard, who competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, had 16 sacks for his state runner-up squad.
7Eddie Goldman
Washington, D.C.
Friendship Collegiate
DT6-4307
Goldman finished his senior season with 40 solo tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
8Stefon Diggs
Olney, Md.
Good Counsel
WR6-0185
Diggs finished 2011 with 1,443 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns, and added 32 tackles and four interceptions on defense.
9Noah Spence
Harrisburg, Pa.
Bishop McDevitt
DE6-4245
Spence finished his senior season with 108 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.
10Jameis Winston
Hueytown, Ala.
Hueytown
QB6-4200
Winston accounted for nearly 3,000 yards of offense in 2011 and was a star in the Under Armour Game, going 8-of-9 for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
11Darius Hamilton
Ramsey, N.J.
Don Bosco Prep
DE6-4245
Hamilton finished his senior season with 72 tackles and 21 sacks while pushing Don Bosco Prep to the No. 2 spot in the final national rankings.
12T.J. Yeldon
Daphne, Ala.
Daphne
RB6-2205
Yeldon rushed for 2,193 yards and 32 touchdowns in 12 games and was named MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
13Tracy Howard
Miramar, Fla.
Miramar
CB5-11175
Howard, a U.S. Army All-American, finished the season with 10 interceptions despite rarely being thrown at.
14Ondre Pipkins
Kansas City, Mo.
Park Hill
DT6-3325
Pipkins tallied two tackles and a forced fumble in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after being dominant all week during practice.
15Trey Williams
Spring, Texas
Dekaney
RB5-8175
Williams had the third-highest single-season rushing total in Texas history, running for 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns in leading Dekaney to a state title.
16Zach Banner
Lakewood, Wash.
Lakes
OT6-9310
Banner started all week at left tackle at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
17Landon Collins
Geismar, La.
Dutchtown
S5-11199
Collins racked up four solo tackles and an interception in the Under Armour All-America Game.
18Nelson Agholor
Tampa, Fla.
Berkeley Prep
WR6-2180
Agholor, used predominantly as a running back, finished his senior season with 207 carries, 1,986 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground.
19Kyle Murphy
San Clemente, Calif.
San Clemente
OT6-7275
Murphy, who helped lead San Clemente to an 11-1 season, was one of the top offensive tackles at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
20Gunner Kiel
Columbus, Ind.
Columbus East
QB6-4220
Kiel finished his high school career by throwing for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior.
21Ellis McCarthy
Monrovia, Calif.
Monrovia
DT6-5311
McCarthy proved at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he can serve as either a defensive end or defensive tackle.
22Kyle Kalis
Lakewood, Ohio
St. Edward
OG6-5302
Kalis started at right guard in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
23John Theus
Jacksonville, Fla.
Bolles
OT6-6292
Theus, a U.S. Army All-American, helped to lead Bolles to a state championship. He also was the lead blocker for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers.
24Eddie Williams
Panama City, Fla.
Arnold
ATH6-4204
A versatile prospect who can play on either side of the ball, Williams is expected to begin his college career at wide receiver.
25Adolphus Washington
Cincinnati, Ohio
Taft
DE6-4230
Washington tallied 1.5 sacks in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and totaled 25 in his impressive senior season.
26Malcom Brown
Brenham, Texas
Brenham
DT6-2280
Brown finished with four tackles, including one for loss, in the Under Armour All-America Game.
27Aziz Shittu
Atwater, Calif.
Buhach
DE6-3275
Shittu finished his senior season with 89 tackles and eight sacks.
28Dante Fowler Jr.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Lakewood
DE6-3232
Fowler Jr. had an up-and-down senior season but finished with a great week at the Under Armour Game. He had a sack and two quarterback hurries in the prime-time performance.
29Jordan Simmons
Encino, Calif.
Crespi
OG6-5333
Simmons, who was moved to offensive guard, was injured for most of the week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
30Duke Johnson
Miami, Fla.
Miami Norland
RB5-9180
Johnson helped lead Miami Norland to a state championship. He finished with 208 carries, 2,087 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns on the season.
31Josh Harvey-Clemons
Valdosta, Ga.
Lowndes
ATH6-5208
Harvey-Clemons, a U.S. Army All-American, led his team with 105 total tackles and three interceptions in 12 games.
32Andrus Peat
Tempe, Ariz.
Corona del Sol
OT6-7305
An athletic two-way star, the 6-foot-7 Peat is also a standout on the defensive line.
33Joshua Garnett
Puyallup, Wash.
Puyallup
OG6-5295
Garnett saw time on both sides of the line during his senior season and helped Puyallup to a 6-4 record.
34Thomas Johnson
Dallas, Texas
Skyline
WR6-0180
Despite missing time due to injury, Johnson caught 59 passes for 1,077 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.
35Cyler Miles
Denver, Colo.
Mullen
QB6-4220
Miles had 1,354 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season and earned co-MVP honors at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
36Chris Casher
Mobile, Ala.
Davidson
DE6-4225
Casher did not play as a senior because of Alabama transfer rules, but competed in the Under Armour All-America Game and recorded one tackle for loss.
37Devin Fuller
Old Tappan, N.J.
Old Tappan
ATH6-0185
Fuller finished his high school career with 10,000 yards of total offense and 118 touchdowns.
38Mario Pender
Cape Coral, Fla.
Island Coast
RB6-0185
Pender rushed for 1,252 yards and 14 touchdowns on 106 carries as a senior.
39Kendall Sanders
Athens, Texas
Athens
ATH6-1175
Sanders was named the MVP of the West squad at the U.S. Army Bowl after corralling two interceptions as a corner.
40Jabari Ruffin
Downey, Calif.
Downey
LB6-4230
Ruffin had 99 tackles and also caught five touchdown passes this season.
41Cayleb Jones
Austin, Texas
Austin
WR6-5198
Jones caught 75 passes for 1,042 yards and nine scores as a senior.
42Todd Gurley
Tarboro, N.C.
Tarboro
RB6-1195
Gurley rushed for more than 2,500 yards and 38 touchdowns in 15 games, and dashed for 119 yards in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
43Reggie Ragland
Madison, Ala.
Bob Jones
LB6-4245
Ragland recorded five tackles, including two for loss, in the Under Armour All-America Game.
44Zach Kline
Danville, Calif.
San Ramon Valley
QB6-2210
Kline finished his senior season with 3,630 passing yards and 36 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.
45Amari Cooper
Miami, Fla.
Northwestern
WR6-1175
Cooper had 36 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He was also a standout at the Under Armour All-America Game with two touchdowns.
46Max Tuerk
Santa Margarita, Calif.
Santa Margarita
OT6-6294
Tuerk helped lead Santa Margarita to a 13-2 record and state bowl championship this season.
47Ukeme Eligwe
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Stone Mountain
LB6-3210
Eligwe collected 85 total tackles -- 13 for loss -- and three fumble recoveries in 10 games.
48Keith Marshall
Raleigh, N.C.
Millbrook
RB5-11190
An Under Armour All-American, Marshall rushed for 1,891 yards and 25 touchdowns in 12 games.
49Deontay Greenberry
Fresno, Calif.
Washington Union
WR6-3187
Greenberry made 105 receptions for 2,108 yards and 32 touchdowns and led his team to a 14-0 record.
50Eli Harold
Virginia Beach, Va.
Ocean Lakes
DE6-4215
Harold finished with 78 tackles, 28 for loss and 16 sacks during his senior season.
51Channing Ward
Aberdeen, Miss.
Aberdeen
DE6-4250
Ward registered two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the Under Armour All-America Game.
52Isaac Seumalo
Corvallis, Ore.
Corvallis
OG6-3280
A two-way standout, Seumalo finished with 54 tackles and nine sacks on defense
53Leonard Williams
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mainland
DE6-5254
Williams had 103 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks as a senior.
54Kent Taylor
Land O'Lakes, Fla.
Land O'Lakes
TE6-5220
Taylor had 30 receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.
55Rushel Shell
Aliquippa, Pa.
Hopewell
RB6-0210
Shell finished his high school career with 9,078 career rushing yards, a new Pennsylvania record.
56Jordan Jenkins
Hamilton, Ga.
Harris County
DE6-3245
Jenkins produced 11 sacks in 10 games, and stampeded his way to two sacks in the Under Armour All-America Game.
57Alex Carter
Ashburn, Va.
Briar Woods
S6-0193
Carter -- a threat on offense, defense or special teams -- was named his district's defensive player of the year this fall.
58Chris Black
Jacksonville, Fla.
First Coast
WR5-11170
Black finished his senior season with 985 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
59Tanner Mangum
Eagle, Id.
Eagle
QB6-3195
Magnum threw for 1,944 yards and 21 touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.
60Travis Blanks
Tallahasse, Fla.
North Florida Christian
S6-1195
Blanks recorded three interceptions as a senior. He anchored a state championship defense.
61Arik Armstead
Elk Grove, Calif.
Pleasant Grove
DE6-8280
Armstead amassed 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks on defense while doubling as a standout offensive tackle.
62Durron Neal
St. Louis, Mo.
De Smet Jesuit
WR6-1195
Neal scored 15 receiving touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns as a senior.
63Mike Davis
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Stephenson
RB5-10200
A U.S. Army All-American, Davis accumulated 213 carries, 1,928 yards and 21 touchdowns in 11 games this season.
64Tommy Schutt
Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Glenbard West
DT6-2301
Schutt finished his high school career with 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks as a senior.
65Javonte Magee
San Antonio, Texas
Sam Houston
DE6-5262
Magee had a big fumble recovery for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
66Shaq Roland
Lexington, S.C.
Lexington
WR6-1170
Roland had 79 receptions, 1,546 receiving yards, 306 rushing yards and 33 total touchdowns in 12 games this year. He also scored a touchdown in the Under Armour All-America Game.
67Kennedy Estelle
Pearland, Texas
Dawson
OT6-7300
Estelle helped Dawson average a staggering 450 yards per game this season.
68Ronald Darby
Oxon Hill, Md.
Potomac
CB5-11172
Aside from being a lockdown cornerback this fall, Darby chipped in offensively with 383 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
69DeVante Harris
Mesquite, Texas
Horn
CB5-11160
Harris was the leading tackler in the Under Armour All-America Game with seven solo stops.
70Marcus Maye
Melbourne, Fla.
Holy Trinity
S6-1195
Maye missed three games as a senior, but still carried the ball 45 times for 548 yards and nine touchdowns. He also made 36 tackles and three interceptions on defense.
71D.J. Foster
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Saguaro
ATH5-11190
Foster finished his senior season with 3,058 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns.
72Jonathan Taylor
Millen, Ga.
Jenkins County
DT6-4315
An Under Armour All-American, Taylor had 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and three blocked field goals in 10 games.
73Vince Biegel
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln
LB6-3210
Biegel was dominant as a senior, recording 175 tackles, 17 sacks and two interceptions as a linebacker.
74Avery Young
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Palm Beach Gardens
OT6-6273
Young was a key blocker in a Palm Beach Gardens' offense that averaged nearly 300 rushing yards per game.
75Germone Hopper
Charlotte, N.C.
Phillip O. Berry
WR6-0165
Hopper competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and thrived in the Carolinas Shrine Bowl, blocking a kick and adding a long kickoff return in the latter.
76Tee Shepard
Fresno, Calif.
Washington Union
CB6-1180
Shepard had two interceptions in the Cal State Game and shined in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
77Noor Davis
Leesburg, Fla.
Leesburg
LB6-4233
Davis missed three games as a senior due to injury, but still amassed double-digit tackles for loss.
78Erik Magnuson
Carlsbad, Calif.
La Costa Canyon
OT6-6275
Magnuson played both tackle and guard at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
79Cyrus Jones
Baltimore, Md.
Gilman School
ATH5-11183
Jones led Gilman to a conference championship after totaling more than 1,400 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns.
80Brian Poole
Bradenton, Fla.
Southeast
CB5-11187
Poole served as a quarterback and running back in addition to his defensive back duties as a senior.
81Bryce Treggs
Bellflower, Calif.
St. John Bosco
WR5-11171
Treggs finished with 65 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior.
82Kevon Seymour
Pasadena, Calif.
Muir
CB6-0180
Seymour was one of the top two cornerbacks on the West squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
83Deon Bush
Miami, Fla.
Columbus
S6-1185
Bush, a U.S. Army All-American, had 57 tackles and 11 pass breakups as a senior.
84Joel Caleb
Midlothian, Va.
Clover Hill
ATH6-2201
Limited to just seven games because of a knee injury, Caleb still finished with 747 passing yards and 737 rushing yards this fall.
85Yuri Wright
Ramsey, N.J.
Don Bosco Prep
CB6-2180
Wright was one of Don Bosco Prep's top defensive weapons during its run to a No. 2 national ranking.
86LaDarrell McNeil
Dallas, Texas
Wilmer-Hutchins
S6-1190
McNeil racked up 124 tackles in only nine games as a senior.
87Gabriel Marks
Los Angeles, Calif.
Venice
WR6-0175
Marks was arguably the top wide receiver at the Offense-Defense Bowl.
88Geno Smith
Atlanta, Ga.
St. Pius X
CB5-11180
Smith, an Army All-American, recorded 80-plus tackles and three interceptions in addition to more than 800 rushing yards in 13 games.
89Nick Dawson
Charlotte, N.C.
Phillip O. Berry
LB6-3228
Dawson had 126 tackles, 12 sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 11 games as a senior. He also impressed at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
90JaQuay Williams
Tyrone, Ga.
Sandy Creek
WR6-3204
Williams finished his senior season with nearly 1,000 receiving yards, averaged over 20 yards per reception and competed in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
91Kwontie Moore
Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk Christian
LB6-2243
Moore, who scored a touchdown in the U.S Army All-American Bowl, helped lead his team to a state title game in Virginia.
92Tyriq McCord
Tampa, Fla.
Jefferson
DE6-3222
McCord, a U.S. Army All-American, finished his senior season with 59 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.
93Jordan Payton
Westlake Village, Calif.
Oaks Christian
WR6-2199
Payton finished his senior season with 61 catches for 769 yards and 10 touchdowns.
94Raphael Kirby
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Stephenson
LB6-0208
Kirby finished his 11-game senior season with 121 total tackles, 18.5 sacks and 23 tackles for loss. He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
95Se'Von Pittman
Canton, Ohio
McKinley
DE6-5245
Pittman posted three tackles and a quarterback hurry in the Offense-Defense Bowl in December.
96Curtis Riser
DeSoto, Texas
DeSoto
OG6-3283
Riser helped a nationally-ranked DeSoto squad average 456 yards of offense per game.
97Alex Balducci
Portland, Ore.
Central Catholic
DE6-4262
Balducci finished with 68 tackles and seven sacks in his senior campaign.
98Ryan Anderson
Daphne, Ala.
Daphne
LB6-3250
Anderson made two tackles for loss in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and recorded 12.5 sacks as a senior.
99Ifeadi Odenigbo
Centerville, Ohio
Centerville
DE6-4210
Odenigbo recorded two sacks in the Under Armour All-America Game.
100 Chris Muller
Boyertown, Pa.
Boyertown Area Senior
OT6-6287
After leading his team to a 6-6 season during the fall, Muller saw extensive time at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
 

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