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Rivals100: Class of 2009

Rank Player High School Stars Pos. Ht./Wt. Schools of Interest
1. Matt Barkley Mater Dei,
Santa Ana(CA)
***** QB 6-4/222 USC (committed)
Future USC QB threw for 3,560 yards and 35 TDs in 2007.
2. Jamarkus McFarland Lufkin,
Lufkin (TX)
***** DT 6-3/280 Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M
Had 67 solo tackles, 18 TFLs and six sacks as a junior.
3. Cierre Wood Santa Clara,
Oxnard (CA)
***** RB 6-0, 192 Cal, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Wake Forest
Ran for more than 2,600 yards and scored 42 TDs in 2007.
4. Russell Shepard Cypress Ridge,
Houston
***** QB/ATH 6-2/183 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, USC
Ran for 1,525 yards and 18 TDs while passing for 794 yards and eight TDs in 2007.
5. Jacobbi McDaniel Madison,
Greenville (FL)
***** DT 6-0/267 Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee
Was the top defensive lineman at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio.
6. Dre Kirkpatrick Gadsden City,
Gadsden (AL)
***** DB 6-2/180 Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, South Carolina, USC
Had six interceptions as a junior and has more than 20 offers on the table.
7. Manti Te'o Punahou,
Honolulu (HI)
***** LB 6-2/230 BYU, Cal, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC
Recorded 90 tackles, five sacks and rushed for 400 yards and 10 TDs as a junior.
8. Rueben Randle Bastrop,
Bastrop (LA)
***** WR 6-3/195 Alabama, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee
Was a key offensive weapon on state championship team.
9. Devon Kennard Desert Vista,
Phoenix (AZ)
***** DE 6-4/238 Arizona State, USC, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington
Had more than 100 tackles and two dozen sacks last year.
10. Bryce Brown Wichita East,
Wichita (KS)
***** RB 6-0/212 Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, USC, West Virginia
Was an all-state selection for the second consecutive year.
11. William Campbell Cass Tech,
Detroit
***** DT 6-4/327 Michigan (committed)
Stood out on the defensive line at the U.S. Army All-American Combine.
12. Garrett Gilbert Lake Travis,
Austin (TX)
***** QB 6-3/186 Cal, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Purdue, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
Threw for 4,826 yards and 52 TDs and rushed for 400 yards and six TDs in 2007.
13. Marlon Brown Harding Academy,
Memphis
***** WR 6-5/205 Auburn, Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC
Had 41 catches for 861 yards and six TDs to go along with 629 yards rushing and 10 TDs.
14. Dorian Bell Gateway,
Monroeville (PA)
***** LB 6-1/205 Akron, Alabama, Boston College, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia
Recorded 131 tackles, 25 TFLs and had 11 sacks in 2007.
15. Jarvis Jones Carver,
Columbus (GA)
**** LB 6-3/205 Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami
Led his team to the 2007 4A state championship.
16. Tyrik Rollison Sulphur Springs,
Sulphur Springs (TX)
**** QB 6-2/185 Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, USC
Threw for 3,691 yards and 37 TDs, also added 554 yards rushing and seven TDs in 2007.
17. Kevin Newsome Western Branch,
Chesapeake (VA)
**** QB 6-3/210 Connecticut, Florida, Miami, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Threw for more than 1,500 yards and topped 600 rushing yards for a 10-2 team.
18. Chris Davenport Mansfield,
Mansfield (LA)
**** DT 6-3/320 Alabama, Boston College, Hawaii, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, USC
Recorded 120 tackles, 20 TFLs and 18 sacks as a junior.
19. Vontaze Burfict Centennial,
Concord (CA)
**** LB 6-2/230 Arizona State, Colorado, Minnesota, UCLA, USC
Was leading tackler on DI state finalist.
20. David Oku Carl Albert,
Midwest City (OK)
**** RB 5-8/176 Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC
Ran for 1,628 yards and 20 TDs and averaged nine yards per catch as a junior.
21. Justin Turner Washington,
Massillon (OH)
**** DB 6-2/190 Michigan, Illinois, N.C. State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Recorded 40 tackles, three INTs, five TFLs and returned 11 kicks for 355 yards.
22. Logan Heastie Great Bridge,
Chesapeake (VA)
**** WR 6-2/181 Boston College, Florida, Alabama, N.C. State, North Carolina, Tennessee, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Caught 53 passes for 972 yards and 16 TDs in 2007.
23. Craig Drummond Morgan Park,
Chicago
**** DE 6-5/260 Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kansas State, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Had 67 tackles and 18 sacks during his junior season.
24. Tom Savage Cardinal O'Hara,
Philadelphia
**** QB 6-3/231 Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers
Showed great arm strength and size at the U.S. Army All-American combine.
25. Lamar Miller Killian,
Miami
**** RB 5-11/205 Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Carolina
Rushed for 1,122 yards and 12 TDs as a junior.
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