Rank Player High School Stars Pos. Ht./Wt. College
1. Jimmy Clausen Oaks Christian,
Westlake Village (CA)
***** QB 6-3/200 Notre Dame
Called a "10-year prospect" by many who cover California high school football, Clausen has put up gaudy statistics and won a state championship as a senior. What gets lost with all the talk of leading Notre Dame to the promised land and 60-plus touchdowns in a season is that Clausen has serious football tools to back up the hype. He has a strong arm, an extremely quick release and razor sharp accuracy. He's got excellent size and a good frame for a college or pro quarterback. His presence in the pocket and the feel he has for the game are very advanced for a high school player. You combine that with his physical tools and it's obvious that he's special.
2. Joe McKnight John Curtis,
River Ridge (LA)
***** RB 6-1/193 USC
Scores touchdowns in multiple ways and is special with the ball in his hands.
3. Eric Berry Creekside,
Fairburn (GA)
***** DB 5-11, 194 Tennessee
Has all the tools to develop into an elite college cornerback.
4. Ryan Mallett Texas High,
Texarkana (TX)
***** QB 6-7/250 Michigan
One of the biggest arms in the country has people talking NFL potential already.
5. Carlos Dunlap Fort Dorchester,
North Charleston (SC)
***** DE 6-6/240 Florida
Does uncanny things on the football field for a player of his size.
6. Everson Griffen Agua Fria,
Avondale (AZ)
***** DE 6-4/266 USC
The highest ranked player ever from Arizona in the 10-year history of Rivals.com.
7. Marvin Austin Ballou,
Washington (D.C.)
***** DT 6-2/291 North Carolina
The nation's top defensive tackle boasts rare agility and quickness.
8. Ronald Johnson Muskegon,
Muskegon (MI)
***** WR/CB 6-0/177 USC
Big long-term potential as a wide receiver, but is just as good at cornerback.
9. Torrey Davis Armwood,
Seffner (FL)
***** DT 6-5/290 Florida
Superior quickness and knack for the big play make him dominant.
10. Josh Oglesby Saint Francis,
Milwaukee (WI)
***** OL 6-7/315 Wisconsin
Eats defensive linemen and linebackers for lunch with his 6-7, 315-pound frame.
11. Chris Galippo Servite,
Anaheim (CA)
***** LB 6-3/235 USC
Do-it-all linebacker plays for one of California's best high school programs.
12. James Wilson Nease,
Ponte Vedra (FL)
***** OL 6-4/308 Florida
Great feet and strength make him a dominant player.
13. Terrance Toliver Hempstead,
Hempstead (TX)
***** WR 6-4/185 LSU
Still the most dominating receiver in Texas.
14. Chad Jones Southern Lab,
Baton Rouge (LA)
***** ATH 6-2/220 LSU
Size, speed, range, ball skills -- Jones has it all.
15. Noel Devine North Fort Myers,
North Fort Myers (FL)
***** RB 5-8/175 West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, USC
Explosiveness stems from his vision and cutting ability.
16. Tray Allen South Grand Prairie,
Grand Prairie (TX)
***** OL 6-5/305 Texas
One of the best offensive linemen to come out of the Lone Star State in several years.
17. Marc Tyler Oaks Christian,
Westlake Village (CA)
***** RB 6-0/215 USC
The most complete back in the nation with hands, power and speed. Broke his leg late in his senior season.
18. Chris Donald Huntingdon,
Huntingdon, (TN)
***** LB 6-2/220 Tennessee
Outstanding closing speed and natural ability makes him one of the nation's top linebackers.
19. Chris Culliver Garner,
Garner (NC)
***** WR 6-0/188 South Carolina
A true two-way threat that has showcased that he can excel at receiver.
20. Ben Martin LaSalle,
Cincinnati (OH)
***** DE 6-5/230 Tennessee
One of the nation's best pure pas rushers with an amazing frame.
21. Curis Brown Gilmer,
Gilmer (TX)
***** DB 6-0/174 Texas
Top athlete should shine as a lock-down corner in college.
22. Dwight Jones Cummings,
Burlington (NC)
***** WR 6-5/210 North Carolina
Big receiver will be a dangerous red zone threat.
23. Ryan Miller Columbine,
Littleton (CO)
***** OL 6-6/278 Colorado
A monster tackle prospect that's only going to get even bigger and stronger.
24. Arrelious Benn Dunbar,
Washington (D.C.)
***** WR 6-1/210 Illinois
Benn combines tight end strength with wide receiver speed.
25. Donovan Warren Poly,
Long Beach (CA)
***** DB 6-0/175 Michigan
The next great player from Long Beach Poly.
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