5 Players to Watch

August 26, 2007

TERRELLEPRYORV

JEANNETTE(Pennsylvania) QB, 6' 6", 220, SENIOR

No player will bewatched with more anticipation than Pryor (top right), the No. 1 prospectin the nation. Deemed by scouts to be the next Vince Young, he threw for 1,732yards and 15 touchdowns, ran for 1,676 yards and 28 scores--and caught a TDpass--in 2006. A first-team all-state forward as well, he is ranked by RiseMagazine as a top-50 hoops recruit in the class of '08, and he hopes to playboth sports in college. Considering: Ohio State, Penn State, USC, WestVirginia.

DARRELL SCOTT

ST. BONAVENTURE(Ventura, Calif.) RB, 6' 1", 205, SENIOR

At Moorpark(Calif.) High last season--he transferred to nearby St. Bonaventure inJanuary--Scott (bottom right) ran for 3,194 yards and 46 touchdowns on 337carries (that's 9.5 yards per rush). Thanks mostly to his 4.4 speed, hetopped 200 rushing yards in 11 games and 300 once. Short list: Florida, FloridaState, LSU.

JULIO JONES

FOLEY (Alabama)WR, 6' 4", 215, SENIOR

Rated the No. 1senior at his position by Rise, he has drawn comparisons with Detroit Lionsrookie Calvin Johnson with his blend of speed, athleticism and strength. (Hebenches 345 pounds, squats 505.) Last season Jones had 75 catches for1,306 yards and 16 touchdowns en route to all-state honors. Mulling:Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Arkansas, Florida State.

WILL HILL

ST. PETER'S PREP(Jersey City) QB-KR-DB, 6' 3", 203, SENIOR

A busy man in2006: 11 touchdowns passing, 11 touchdowns rushing, four punts and two kickoffsreturned for scores, plus 61 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks. Afterleading the Marauders to the state Group 4 championship game against Don BoscoPrep (Ramsey, N.J.), he was named New Jersey offensive player of the year bythe The Star-Ledger of Newark. First choice: Florida.

BRYCE BROWN

EAST (Wichita,Kans.) RB, 6 FEET, 215, JUNIOR

Scouts are callinghim Kansas' most dangerous high school back since Barry Sanders. Brown, who cancut on a dime despite his large frame, rushed for 2,039 yards and 27 touchdownslast season, after racking up 1,472 and 12 as a freshman.

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