January 23, 2012
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.
1 Dorial Green-Beckham
Springfield, Mo.
WR 6-6 220
Green-Beckham became the all-time national career receiving leader after catching 119 passes for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior.
2 D.J. Humphries
Charlotte, N.C.
Mallard Creek
OL 6-5 265
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.
3 Mario Edwards
Denton, Texas
DE 6-4 275
Edwards tallied 72 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 11 sacks on his way to earning all-state honors as a senior.
4 Shaq Thompson
Sacramento, Calif.
S 6-2 210
Thompson rushed for 1,068 yards and 15 touchdowns and also threw eight touchdown passes this season.
5 Johnathan Gray
Aledo, Texas
RB 5-11 190
Gray became the all-time national career scoring leader after rushing for 3,891 yards and 65 touchdowns in 2011.
6 Jonathan Bullard
Shelby, N.C.
DE 6-4 255
Bullard, who competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, had 16 sacks for his state runner-up squad.
7 Eddie Goldman
Washington, D.C.
Friendship Collegiate
DT 6-4 307
Goldman finished his senior season with 40 solo tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
8 Stefon Diggs
Olney, Md.
Good Counsel
WR 6-0 185
Diggs finished 2011 with 1,443 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns, and added 32 tackles and four interceptions on defense.
9 Noah Spence
Harrisburg, Pa.
Bishop McDevitt
DE 6-4 245
Spence finished his senior season with 108 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.
10 Jameis Winston
Hueytown, Ala.
QB 6-4 200
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.
11 Darius Hamilton
Ramsey, N.J.
Don Bosco Prep
DE 6-4 245
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.
12 T.J. Yeldon
Daphne, Ala.
RB 6-2 205
Yeldon rushed for 2,193 yards and 32 touchdowns in 12 games and was named MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
13 Tracy Howard
Miramar, Fla.
CB 5-11 175
Howard, a U.S. Army All-American, finished the season with 10 interceptions despite rarely being thrown at.
14 Ondre Pipkins
Kansas City, Mo.
Park Hill
DT 6-3 325
Pipkins tallied two tackles and a forced fumble in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after being dominant all week during practice.
15 Trey Williams
Spring, Texas
RB 5-8 175
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.
16 Zach Banner
Lakewood, Wash.
OT 6-9 310
Banner started all week at left tackle at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
17 Landon Collins
Geismar, La.
S 5-11 199
Collins racked up four solo tackles and an interception in the Under Armour All-America Game.
18 Nelson Agholor
Tampa, Fla.
Berkeley Prep
WR 6-2 180
Agholor, used predominantly as a running back, finished his senior season with 207 carries, 1,986 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground.
19 Kyle Murphy
San Clemente, Calif.
San Clemente
OT 6-7 275
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.
20 Gunner Kiel
Columbus, Ind.
Columbus East
QB 6-4 220
Kiel finished his high school career by throwing for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior.
21 Ellis McCarthy
Monrovia, Calif.
DT 6-5 311
McCarthy proved at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he can serve as either a defensive end or defensive tackle.
22 Kyle Kalis
Lakewood, Ohio
St. Edward
OG 6-5 302
Kalis started at right guard in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
23 John Theus
Jacksonville, Fla.
OT 6-6 292
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.
24 Eddie Williams
Panama City, Fla.
ATH 6-4 204
A versatile prospect who can play on either side of the ball, Williams is expected to begin his college career at wide receiver.
25 Adolphus Washington
Cincinnati, Ohio
DE 6-4 230
Washington tallied 1.5 sacks in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and totaled 25 in his impressive senior season.
26 Malcom Brown
Brenham, Texas
DT 6-2 280
Brown finished with four tackles, including one for loss, in the Under Armour All-America Game.
27 Aziz Shittu
Atwater, Calif.
DE 6-3 275
Shittu finished his senior season with 89 tackles and eight sacks.
28 Dante Fowler Jr.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
DE 6-3 232
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.
29 Jordan Simmons
Encino, Calif.
OG 6-5 333
Simmons, who was moved to offensive guard, was injured for most of the week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
30 Duke Johnson
Miami, Fla.
Miami Norland
RB 5-9 180
Johnson helped lead Miami Norland to a state championship. He finished with 208 carries, 2,087 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns on the season.
31 Josh Harvey-Clemons
Valdosta, Ga.
ATH 6-5 208
Harvey-Clemons, a U.S. Army All-American, led his team with 105 total tackles and three interceptions in 12 games.
32 Andrus Peat
Tempe, Ariz.
Corona del Sol
OT 6-7 305
An athletic two-way star, the 6-foot-7 Peat is also a standout on the defensive line.
33 Joshua Garnett
Puyallup, Wash.
OG 6-5 295
Garnett saw time on both sides of the line during his senior season and helped Puyallup to a 6-4 record.
34 Thomas Johnson
Dallas, Texas
WR 6-0 180
Despite missing time due to injury, Johnson caught 59 passes for 1,077 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.
35 Cyler Miles
Denver, Colo.
QB 6-4 220
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.
36 Chris Casher
Mobile, Ala.
DE 6-4 225
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.
37 Devin Fuller
Old Tappan, N.J.
Old Tappan
ATH 6-0 185
Fuller finished his high school career with 10,000 yards of total offense and 118 touchdowns.
38 Mario Pender
Cape Coral, Fla.
Island Coast
RB 6-0 185
Pender rushed for 1,252 yards and 14 touchdowns on 106 carries as a senior.
39 Kendall Sanders
Athens, Texas
ATH 6-1 175
Sanders was named the MVP of the West squad at the U.S. Army Bowl after corralling two interceptions as a corner.
40 Jabari Ruffin
Downey, Calif.
LB 6-4 230
Ruffin had 99 tackles and also caught five touchdown passes this season.
41 Cayleb Jones
Austin, Texas
WR 6-5 198
Jones caught 75 passes for 1,042 yards and nine scores as a senior.
42 Todd Gurley
Tarboro, N.C.
RB 6-1 195
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.
43 Reggie Ragland
Madison, Ala.
Bob Jones
LB 6-4 245
Ragland recorded five tackles, including two for loss, in the Under Armour All-America Game.
44 Zach Kline
Danville, Calif.
San Ramon Valley
QB 6-2 210
Kline finished his senior season with 3,630 passing yards and 36 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.
45 Amari Cooper
Miami, Fla.
WR 6-1 175
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.
46 Max Tuerk
Santa Margarita, Calif.
Santa Margarita
OT 6-6 294
Tuerk helped lead Santa Margarita to a 13-2 record and state bowl championship this season.
47 Ukeme Eligwe
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Stone Mountain
LB 6-3 210
Eligwe collected 85 total tackles -- 13 for loss -- and three fumble recoveries in 10 games.
48 Keith Marshall
Raleigh, N.C.
RB 5-11 190
An Under Armour All-American, Marshall rushed for 1,891 yards and 25 touchdowns in 12 games.
49 Deontay Greenberry
Fresno, Calif.
Washington Union
WR 6-3 187
Greenberry made 105 receptions for 2,108 yards and 32 touchdowns and led his team to a 14-0 record.
50 Eli Harold
Virginia Beach, Va.
Ocean Lakes
DE 6-4 215
Harold finished with 78 tackles, 28 for loss and 16 sacks during his senior season.
51 Channing Ward
Aberdeen, Miss.
DE 6-4 250
Ward registered two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the Under Armour All-America Game.
52 Isaac Seumalo
Corvallis, Ore.
OG 6-3 280
A two-way standout, Seumalo finished with 54 tackles and nine sacks on defense
53 Leonard Williams
Daytona Beach, Fla.
DE 6-5 254
Williams had 103 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks as a senior.
54 Kent Taylor
Land O'Lakes, Fla.
Land O'Lakes
TE 6-5 220
Taylor had 30 receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.
55 Rushel Shell
Aliquippa, Pa.
RB 6-0 210
Shell finished his high school career with 9,078 career rushing yards, a new Pennsylvania record.
56 Jordan Jenkins
Hamilton, Ga.
Harris County
DE 6-3 245
Jenkins produced 11 sacks in 10 games, and stampeded his way to two sacks in the Under Armour All-America Game.
57 Alex Carter
Ashburn, Va.
Briar Woods
S 6-0 193
Carter -- a threat on offense, defense or special teams -- was named his district's defensive player of the year this fall.
58 Chris Black
Jacksonville, Fla.
First Coast
WR 5-11 170
Black finished his senior season with 985 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
59 Tanner Mangum
Eagle, Id.
QB 6-3 195
Magnum threw for 1,944 yards and 21 touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.
60 Travis Blanks
Tallahasse, Fla.
North Florida Christian
S 6-1 195
Blanks recorded three interceptions as a senior. He anchored a state championship defense.
61 Arik Armstead
Elk Grove, Calif.
Pleasant Grove
DE 6-8 280
Armstead amassed 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks on defense while doubling as a standout offensive tackle.
62 Durron Neal
St. Louis, Mo.
De Smet Jesuit
WR 6-1 195
Neal scored 15 receiving touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns as a senior.
63 Mike Davis
Stone Mountain, Ga.
RB 5-10 200
A U.S. Army All-American, Davis accumulated 213 carries, 1,928 yards and 21 touchdowns in 11 games this season.
64 Tommy Schutt
Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Glenbard West
DT 6-2 301
Schutt finished his high school career with 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks as a senior.
65 Javonte Magee
San Antonio, Texas
Sam Houston
DE 6-5 262
Magee had a big fumble recovery for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
66 Shaq Roland
Lexington, S.C.
WR 6-1 170
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.
67 Kennedy Estelle
Pearland, Texas
OT 6-7 300
Estelle helped Dawson average a staggering 450 yards per game this season.
68 Ronald Darby
Oxon Hill, Md.
CB 5-11 172
Aside from being a lockdown cornerback this fall, Darby chipped in offensively with 383 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
69 DeVante Harris
Mesquite, Texas
CB 5-11 160
Harris was the leading tackler in the Under Armour All-America Game with seven solo stops.
70 Marcus Maye
Melbourne, Fla.
Holy Trinity
S 6-1 195
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.
71 D.J. Foster
Scottsdale, Ariz.
ATH 5-11 190
Foster finished his senior season with 3,058 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns.
72 Jonathan Taylor
Millen, Ga.
Jenkins County
DT 6-4 315
An Under Armour All-American, Taylor had 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and three blocked field goals in 10 games.
73 Vince Biegel
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln
LB 6-3 210
Biegel was dominant as a senior, recording 175 tackles, 17 sacks and two interceptions as a linebacker.
74 Avery Young
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Palm Beach Gardens
OT 6-6 273
Young was a key blocker in a Palm Beach Gardens' offense that averaged nearly 300 rushing yards per game.
75 Germone Hopper
Charlotte, N.C.
Phillip O. Berry
WR 6-0 165
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.
76 Tee Shepard
Fresno, Calif.
Washington Union
CB 6-1 180
Shepard had two interceptions in the Cal State Game and shined in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
77 Noor Davis
Leesburg, Fla.
LB 6-4 233
Davis missed three games as a senior due to injury, but still amassed double-digit tackles for loss.
78 Erik Magnuson
Carlsbad, Calif.
La Costa Canyon
OT 6-6 275
Magnuson played both tackle and guard at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
79 Cyrus Jones
Baltimore, Md.
Gilman School
ATH 5-11 183
Jones led Gilman to a conference championship after totaling more than 1,400 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns.
80 Brian Poole
Bradenton, Fla.
CB 5-11 187
Poole served as a quarterback and running back in addition to his defensive back duties as a senior.
81 Bryce Treggs
Bellflower, Calif.
St. John Bosco
WR 5-11 171
Treggs finished with 65 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior.
82 Kevon Seymour
Pasadena, Calif.
CB 6-0 180
Seymour was one of the top two cornerbacks on the West squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
83 Deon Bush
Miami, Fla.
S 6-1 185
Bush, a U.S. Army All-American, had 57 tackles and 11 pass breakups as a senior.
84 Joel Caleb
Midlothian, Va.
Clover Hill
ATH 6-2 201
Limited to just seven games because of a knee injury, Caleb still finished with 747 passing yards and 737 rushing yards this fall.
85 Yuri Wright
Ramsey, N.J.
Don Bosco Prep
CB 6-2 180
Wright was one of Don Bosco Prep's top defensive weapons during its run to a No. 2 national ranking.
86 LaDarrell McNeil
Dallas, Texas
S 6-1 190
McNeil racked up 124 tackles in only nine games as a senior.
87 Gabriel Marks
Los Angeles, Calif.
WR 6-0 175
Marks was arguably the top wide receiver at the Offense-Defense Bowl.
88 Geno Smith
Atlanta, Ga.
St. Pius X
CB 5-11 180
Smith, an Army All-American, recorded 80-plus tackles and three interceptions in addition to more than 800 rushing yards in 13 games.
89 Nick Dawson
Charlotte, N.C.
Phillip O. Berry
LB 6-3 228
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.
90 JaQuay Williams
Tyrone, Ga.
Sandy Creek
WR 6-3 204
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.
91 Kwontie Moore
Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk Christian
LB 6-2 243
Moore, who scored a touchdown in the U.S Army All-American Bowl, helped lead his team to a state title game in Virginia.
92 Tyriq McCord
Tampa, Fla.
DE 6-3 222
McCord, a U.S. Army All-American, finished his senior season with 59 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.
93 Jordan Payton
Westlake Village, Calif.
Oaks Christian
WR 6-2 199
Payton finished his senior season with 61 catches for 769 yards and 10 touchdowns.
94 Raphael Kirby
Stone Mountain, Ga.
LB 6-0 208
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.
95 Se'Von Pittman
Canton, Ohio
DE 6-5 245
Pittman posted three tackles and a quarterback hurry in the Offense-Defense Bowl in December.
96 Curtis Riser
DeSoto, Texas
OG 6-3 283
Riser helped a nationally-ranked DeSoto squad average 456 yards of offense per game.
97 Alex Balducci
Portland, Ore.
Central Catholic
DE 6-4 262
Balducci finished with 68 tackles and seven sacks in his senior campaign.
98 Ryan Anderson
Daphne, Ala.
LB 6-3 250
Anderson made two tackles for loss in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and recorded 12.5 sacks as a senior.
99 Ifeadi Odenigbo
Centerville, Ohio
DE 6-4 210
Odenigbo recorded two sacks in the Under Armour All-America Game.
100 Chris Muller
Boyertown, Pa.
Boyertown Area Senior
OT 6-6 287
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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