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Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff

August 20, 2002

Florida's Top 50

As Usual, There's No Better Place To Find Top-Flight Talent

No. Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Early College Favorites
1. Ernie Sims, III LB 5-11/220 Tallahassee N. Fla. Christian FSU, Miami, Fla., Ga.
2. Eric Moncur DE 6-2/230 Miami Carol City Miami, Fla., FSU, Ga., NCSU
3. Tavares Gooden DE 6-2/205 Fort Lauderdale Aquinas Miami, FSU, LSU, OSU
4. Reggie Nelson WR 6-0/175 Melbourne Palm Bay Fla., FSU, Miami, LSU, Ga.
5. Dee Webb DB 6-2/195 Jacksonville White Fla., FSU, Miami, Tenn., UNC
6. Antonio Cromartie WR 6-3/185 Tallahassee Lincoln FSU, Tenn., Fla., Miami, LSU
7. Andre Caldwell WR 6-1/180 Tampa Jefferson Fla., FSU, Miami, LSU, Okla.
8. Tyrone Moss RB 5-10/205 Pompano Beach Ely Miami, Mich.St., FSU, PSU, LSU
9. Joe Cohen DE 6-3/235 Melbourne Palm Bay FSU, Miami, Fla., LSU, PSU
10. Justin Midgett QB 6-3/185 Punta Gorda Charlotte FLORIDA
11. Alex Boston DE 6-2/225 Bartow High FSU, Miami, Fla., Tenn., UNC
12. David Howell DT 6-4/295 Royal Palm Beach High MIAMI
13. Jordy Lipsey OL 6-3/265 Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley UVa, Stan., Fla.
14. Anthony Hill WR 6-2/195 Jacksonville First Coast Fla., LSU, Tenn., FSU, Miami
15. Kenny Scott DB 6-1/175 Daytona Beach Seabreeze Miami, Fla., FSU, Ga., UNC
16. Willie Cooper DB 6-2/200 St. Augustine High FSU, Fla., Okla., Ga.
17. Brian Pata DT 6-4/265 Miami Central MIAMI
18. Stanley McClover DE 6-3/225 Fort Lauderdale Dillard Miami, LSU, Mich.St., Aub.
19. Alan Abrams RB 5-11/185 Apopka High Miami, LSU, USC, Ga., Fla.
20. Ryan Gilliam DB 5-10/175 Tallahassee Lincoln FSU, Ill., Fla., LSU
21. Earl Everett LB 6-3/215 Bushnell South Sumter Miami, Fla., Ga., FSU, Tenn.
22. Brian Dennison RB 5-11/190 Jacksonville Mandarin Fla., Ga., FSU, PSU, USC
23. John Frady OL 6-3/275 Jacksonville Bolles FLORIDA STATE
24. Andrew Bain OL 6-3/340 Pompano Beach Ely Miami, FSU, NCSU, Mich.St.
25. Donnie Woods OL 6-3/285 Tampa Jefferson FSU, Tenn., UNC, Okla., LSU
26. Jonathan Beason LB 6-0/210 Hollywood Chaminade Miami, FSU, Fla., Ga., LSU
27. Rashaun Grant RB 5-11/180 Tampa Jefferson FSU, Tenn., Fla., GT, UNC
28. Courtney Denson QB 6-1/185 Miami Central VT, FSU, Fla., Miami
29. Derrick Morse OL 6-5/295 Estero High Miami, Clem., UNC, ND, Tenn.
30. Marcus Thomas DT 6-3/280 Jacksonville Mandarin FLORIDA STATE
31. Aubrey McPhadden OL 6-6/315 Jacksonville First Coast FSU, Fla., Miami, LSU, Clem.
32. Jimmy Sutton WR 5-11/170 Boca Raton High TEXAS
33. David Marrero RB 5-10/180 Ft. Lauderdale Aquinas NOTRE DAME
34. David Price OL 6-4/325 Jacksonville Mandarin FSU, Fla., USC, Aub.
35. Ali Highsmith LB 6-0/210 Miami Central Miami, Fla., FSU, Aub., OSU
36. LaRue Rumph DB 6-1/210 Clearwater Catholic Fla., FSU, Miami, Ga., NCSU
37. Brandon Owens DB 6-2/195 Delray Beach Atlantic Miami, FSU, Fla., Ga., Okla.
38. Dwayne Bowe WR 6-2/205 Miami Norland Miami, LSU, FSU, Mich.St., WVU
39. Tranell Morant DE 6-5/255 Miami Braddock Miami, Fla., Mich., Aub., NCSU
40. Mike Taylor DB 6-1/200 Tampa Jefferson  
41. Miguel Scott DB 6-0/180 Miami Killian FSU, Miami, OSU, NCSU, Rut.
42. Pete Martinson QB 6-4/215 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer MINNESOTA
43. Jermaine Moreira WR 5-11/170 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer FLORIDA
44. Donnell Livingston DT 6-2/295 Sarasota High FSU, Miami, UNC, OSU, LSU
45. Kevin Williams DT 6-7/265 Sebastian River Miami, Fla., Ga.
46. Steven Moffett QB 6-3/190 Winter Park High Fla., USC, Ga., Aub.
47. Mario Henderson OL 6-7/335 Lehigh Acres High Miami, Fla., FSU, Clem., Pitt
48. Mike Jenkins DB 5-11/180 Bradenton Southeast Fla., Aub., Tenn., OSU
49. Tripp Carroll OL 6-4/290 Jacksonville Jackson VT, UNC, Clem., OSU, Fla.
50. A.J. Brant DB 5-10/175 Daytona Beach Mainland FSU, Fla., GT

Georgia's Top 30

Skill Players, Greater Atlanta Area Generating Coast-To-Coast Attention

No. Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Early College Favorites
1. Paul Oliver DB 5-11/180 Kennesaw Harrison Ga., FSU, Texas, UNC, Mich.
2. Kregg Lumpkin RB 6-0/195 Stone Mountain Stephenson Ga., Miami, LSU, Fla.
3. Sean Bailey WR 6-1/165 Alpharetta Milton Ga., FSU, Texas, Stan., Fla.
4. Des Williams LB 6-0/240 Dacula High GEORGIA
5. Richard Cook DE 6-5/265 Washington-Wilkes Ga., USC, Aub., Fla., FSU
6. Jason Evans RB 6-0/190 Kennesaw Harrison PENN STATE
7. Trey Chandler OL 6-5/255 Buford High Ga., FSU, GT, Fla., Ala.
8. Skyler Thornton RB 6-0/195 LaGrange High Fla., Ga., Aub., Clem., UNC
9. Blake Mitchell QB 6-3/180 LaGrange High Ga., Fla., Tenn., Aub., USC
10. Cliff Dunham DT 6-3/270 Columbus Pacelli FSU, Ala., Md., Aub., USC
11. Zeb McKinzey OL 6-3/275 Lilburn Parkview Clem., Ga., FSU, GT, Vandy
12. Jeremie Johnson DB 6-0/180 Atlanta Washington Clem., Aub., Ga., GT, Mich.
13. Marcus Dixon DT 6-6/260 Lindale Pepperell VANDERBILT
14. Jarrod Britt OL 6-4/265 Powder Springs McEachern CLEMSON
15. Delanie Means DT 6-3/285 Avondale High Clem., Ala., Fla., LSU, Md.
16. Cedric Boone DT 6-3/320 Americus High Aub., Ga., FSU, Clem., USC
17. Andre Fluellen DT 6-3/270 Cartersville High Ga., Fla., Tenn., Md., GT
18. Reggie Ball QB 5-11/180 Stone Mountain Stephenson Aub., Mich., Clem., LSU
19. Dana Graydon LB 6-1/210 Albany Dougherty FSU, Ga., GT, Fla., Aub.
20. Alexander Williams LB 6-0/215 Dublin West Laurens LSU, Fla., Tenn., Clem., GT
21. Cedric Mason RB 5-10/170 Riverdale High Ga., GT, Aub., USC, Tenn.
22. Adrian Griffin DB 5-10/160 LaGrange High Ga., Md., USC, Ark., Wake
23. Deante Battle DB 5-9/185 Fayetteville Starr's Mill Stan., Colo., ND, NW, VT
24. Emmanuel Harrell WR 5-11/175 LaGrange High Ga., Ark., USC, juco
25. Brandon Allen WR 6-3/200 Atlanta Westlake LSU, Mich., Ga., USC, UVa
26. Deonte Burnam LB 6-0/230 Vienna Dooly County Ga., Fla., LSU, Tenn., Miss.
27. Jarvis Jackson LB 6-2/205 Atlanta Washington Clem., GT, Miss., Miss.St., UVa
28. Scott Lenahan OL 6-1/295 Kennesaw Harrison NORTH CAROLINA
29. Coleman Watson TE 6-6/235 Atlanta North Springs Ala., Ga., Wake, Fla., UNC
30. T.J. Gartrell WR 6-0/170 Stone Mountain Stephenson Ga., Aub., LSU, USC

Maryland/DC's Top 30

Group May Again Lack Depth, But It's Incredibly Strong Up Top

No. Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Early College Favorites
1. Victor Abiamiri DE 6-4/245 Baltimore Gilman Md., UNC, ND, Mich.
2. Wesley Jefferson LB 6-2/225 Brandywine Gwynn Park Md., UVa, PSU, OSU, ND
3. Barrington Edwards RB 6-0/210 Bowie High Mich.St., Ga., Md., USC, PSU
4. Vernon Davis TE 6-3/225 Washington Dunbar Tenn., Md., UVa, WVU
5. Conrad Bolston DT 6-4/265 Burtonsville St. John's Md., UNC, BC, UVa, ND
6. Ambrose Wooden DB 6-1/185 Baltimore Gilman Md., BC, ND, VT, PSU
7. Keon Lattimore WR 6-1/205 Baltimore Mt. St. Joseph Miami, Md., Mich.St., UVa
8. Deyon Williams WR 6-3/180 Forestville Suitland PSU, UVa, Pitt, Clem., USC
9. Kory Gedin LB 6-2/235 Washington Gonzaga UNC, GT, Md., PSU, NW
10. Ryan Mitch QB 6-2/200 Hyattsville DeMatha MARYLAND
11. Tanard Jackson DB 6-1/175 Potomac Bullis SYRACUSE
12. Chris Bassler TE 6-4/245 Union Bridge Key WVU, Md., UVa, Cincy
13. Derron Thomas LB 6-1/225 Greenbelt Roosevelt Syr., Pitt, NCSU, Md., UVa
14. James Dyson WR 6-2/185 Baltimore Carver Md., UNC, UVa, Syr., Cincy
15. Josh Wilson DB 5-10/175 Hyattsville DeMatha MARYLAND
16. Marcus Mason RB 5-9/190 Bethesda Georgetown UNC, Md.
17. Cory Sobel LB 6-1/210 Hyattsville DeMatha DUKE
18. Chris Malamet TE 6-3/265 Frederick High WVU, Md., UVa, NCSU
19. Harold Stanback LB 6-1/215 Forestville McNamara Md., UVa, PSU, VT, Louis.
20. Antowan Bell WR 6-4/190 Overlea High UVa, Md., Mich., Ga., Wake
21. Rashad Woodard DB 5-8/175 Potomac Bullis Tenn., USC, Clem., Md., WVU
22. Justin Pruitt OL 6-5/295 Columbia Long Reach PSU, Md., BC, UVa, UNC
23. Brian Coester OL 6-4/260 Wheaton High Md., Okla., Clem., Syr.
24. John Sutherland OL 6-2/260 Westlake High Syr., Mich.St., Temple
25. Taros Harris WR 5-8/180 Prince Frederick Calvert Md., WVU, PSU, UConn
26. Hassan Muhammad RB 5-8/165 Ft. Meade Meade Wyoming, Md., ECU, Marshall
27. Anthony Davis DB 6-0/180 Forestville McNamara Temple, Md., UVa, Pitt, Clem.
28. Shaun Allen LB 6-2/215 Temple Hills Crossland NW, UVa, UConn
29. Reggie McCoy DB 6-0/190 Hyattsville DeMatha  
30. Bryan Wilson LB 6-1/225 Potomac Bullis WVU, Clem., Md., USC, Syr.*

North Carolina's Top 30

As Leak Draws Most Headlines, Recruiters Will Pick Over Quality Depth

1. Chris Leak QB 6-1/ 205 Charlotte Independence Tenn., Fla., ND, VT, Ga.
2. Mario Williams DE 6-5/255 Richlands High NCSU, Tenn., OSU, USC, Clem.
3. Mike Mason WR 6-1/175 Rocky Mount High NORTH CAROLINA
4. C.J. Gaddis QB 6-1/200 Raeford Hoke County CLEMSON
5. Marcus Hands DE 6-5/245 Wilmington Laney NORTH CAROLINA
6. Terry Hunter DT 6-4/255 Wendell East Wake NORTH CAROLINA
7. Isaiah Thomas DT 6-3/300 Winston-Salem Carver UNC, NCSU, Ga., Neb., Mich.
8. Chad Green DE 6-4/225 Rocky Mount N. Nash N.C. STATE
9. Demarcus Tyler DT 6-3/315 Fayetteville Smith UNC, NCSU, Tenn.
10. Chris Hawkins QB 6-2/190 Henderson Southern Vance N.C. STATE
11. Kyndreas Guy DT 6-3/260 Hope Mills South View UNC, Clem., NCSU, Wake
12. Travis Lee WR 6-1/170 Shelby Crest USC, Ga., Md., Clem., UNC
13. Emmanuel Byers WR 5-9/170 Jamestown Ragsdale Clem., Ga., Tenn., UNC, UVa
14. Cory Holt QB 6-4/215 Lexington High NCSU, Md., Wake, ECU, VT
15. Quinton Person DB 5-10/170 Bethel North Pitt NORTH CAROLINA
16. Carlos Washington DB 6-1/205 Shelby Crest UNC, USC, Wake, ECU, Md.
17. Brian Howard WR 6-2/170 Clinton High EAST CAROLINA
18. Ernest Jones LB 6-3/215 Henderson Southern Vance N.C. STATE
19. Robert Tillman RB 6-0/175 Rowland South Robeson EAST CAROLINA
20. Brandon Setzer DE 6-6/245 Thomasville High UNC, Clem., NCSU, ECU
21. Bryan Bethea RB 5-10/170 Fayetteville Byrd NORTH CAROLINA
22. Kenny Moore WR 5-11/180 Matthews Butler UNC, UVa, VT, Wake
23. Jarrett Meadors RB 5-11/220 Pembroke Swett Ark., UNC, UVa, USC
24. Monte Anthony RB 5-10/180 Winston-Salem Carver WAKE FOREST
25. Pierre Parker QB 6-2/195 Wilson Beddingfield EAST CAROLINA
26. Simon Alston DT 6-5/270 Pittsboro Northwood ECU, UNC, NCSU, USC
27. Virgil Black OL 6-3/315 Lexington High EAST CAROLINA
28. Jed Bines RB 5-10/195 Winston-Salem Parkland Purdue, Vandy, ECU, Wake*
29. Yomi Ojo OL 6-3/315 Raleigh Southeast N.C. STATE
30. Matt Brim OL 6-5/305 Winston-Salem Carver EAST CAROLINA

South Carolina's Top 30

Bowden, Holtz Aim To Continue Trend, Keep More Stars Home

No. Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Early College Favorites
1. Demetris Summers RB 6-1/215 Lexington High USC, Clem., Miami, Tenn., FSU
2. Syvelle Newton QB 6-1/210 Bennettsville Marlboro Co. USC, Clem., Md., LSU
3. Eric Young OL 6-4/260 Union High USC, Clem., Ga., UNC, Tenn.
4. Ryan Brown LB 6-2/230 Moncks Corner Berkeley USC, Clem., Fla., Tenn., PSU
5. Maurice Nelson DB 6-2/205 Sumter Crestwood Clem., USC, Md., Tenn., Fla.
6. Terrell Allen WR 5-11/185 Duncan Byrnes Clem., Tenn., Pitt, USC, UNC
7. Noah Whiteside WR 5-11/175 Greenville High USC, Pitt, Tenn., Vandy, Wake
8. Marcus Howard LB 6-2/215 Hanahan High Clem., Ga., USC, Fla., LSU
9. Anthony McDaniel DT 6-6/260 Columbia Keenan Clem., Tenn., Ga., NCSU, USC
10. Rodney Kinlaw RB 5-10/180 Goose Creek Stratford Clem., VT, PSU, NCSU
11. Marion Dukes OL 6-4/290 Pickens High Ga., Clem., USC, NCSU, Md.
12. David Smith WR 6-4/190 Union High SOUTH CAROLINA
13. Jonathan Hefney DB 5-10/175 Rock Hill High Tenn., USC, Clem., NCSU, OSU
14. Tramaine Billie DB 6-1/190 Columbia Dreher SOUTH CAROLINA
15. Curtis Rice LB 6-2/205 Union High USC, UNC, Ga., Tenn., Clem.
16. Jamar Kelly DE 6-4/225 Chester High USC, Clem., Ga., UVa, NCSU
17. Demetrius Morant FB 6-0/250 Sumter Crestwood Clem., USC, NCSU, Mich., Wake
18. Tray Rogers LB 6-1/205 Columbia Irmo SOUTH CAROLINA
19. Justin Durant LB 6-1/225 Florence Wilson USC, UNC, Clem., Md., Duke
20. Nathaniel Smith RB 6-0/195 Georgetown High Tenn., UNC, Neb., USC, Clem.
21. Russell Hemby DB 6-1/200 Orangeburg Wilkinson Clem., UNC, NCSU, Md.
22. Eric McCollom DB 6-0/170 Camden High PSU, Clem., USC, LSU, Md.
23. Isaac Green DB 6-0/175 Columbia Flora  
24. Ko Simpson DB 6-1/180 Rock Hill High USC, Clem., FSU, UNC, Tenn.
25. Jad Dean PK 5-11/185 Greenwood High CLEMSON
26. DeAngelo Bryant LB 6-2/215 Aiken Silver Bluff USC, Tenn., Vandy, Clem., NCSU
27. Raleigh Jackson LB 6-3/205 Orangeburg Wilkinson USC, Vandy, Clem., Wake
28. Ronnie McGill DB 6-1/205 Clover High USC, Clem., UNC, NCSU
29. Eric Priester QB 6-4/220 Fairfax Allendale Clem., USC, Ala., UVa, Wake
30. Richard Bush DT 6-3/250 North Augusta High UVa, Ala., GT, Clem., USC*

Virginia's Top 30

Commonwealth May Have Bigger Things To Offer Than Originally Anticipated

No. Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Early College Favorites
1. Xavier Adibi LB 6-3/225 Hampton Phoebus VT, Tenn., Md., NCSU, Ga.
2. Vince Hall LB 6-1/235 Chesapeake Western Branch VT, Tenn., Md., UNC
3. Chris Ellis DE 6-4/235 Hampton Bethel VT, UVa, Md.
4. Shannon Lane WR 6-1/190 Virginia Beach Salem UVa, VT, Md., Mich., Tenn.
5. Terrell Golden WR 6-3/205 Norfolk Lake Taylor PSU, Tenn., Md., UVa, Syr.
6. Phillip Brown DB 5-11/185 Hampton Phoebus VT, NCSU, UVa, Clem., Tenn.
7. John Kinzer TE 6-3/255 Fairfax Robinson VT, UVa, PSU, Syr., OSU
8. Chase Anastasio DB 6-2/190 Fairfax Robinson UVa, VT, PSU, ND, OSU
9. Isaiah Gardner RB 5-10/190 Virginia Beach Salem VT, Mich., ND, Tenn., GT
10. Matt Welsh OL 6-4/275 Clifton Centreville VIRGINIA TECH
11. James Terry LB 6-2/220 Woodbridge High VIRGINIA
12. Barry Booker DT 6-4/255 Amherst Amherst County VIRGINIA TECH
13. Robbie Catterton DB 6-3/185 Virginia Beach Kellam VIRGINIA
14. Fontel Mines WR 6-4/205 Richmond Hermitage UVa, VT, Mich., Wake
15. Jon Hamlett TE 6-5/250 Forest Jefferson Forest NORTH CAROLINA
16. Flordell Kissee OL 6-4/305 Dale City Gar-Field Md., OSU, UVa, VT, Tenn.
17. Carlton Powell DT 6-4/285 Chesapeake Great Bridge UVa, VT, UNC, ECU
18. Chris Johnson DT 6-6/275 Charlottesville High UVa, Clem., VT, Md., NCSU
19. Kory Robertson DT 6-3/270 Ridgeway Magna Vista VIRGINIA TECH
20. Marshall Ausberry OL 6-5/320 Springfield West VIRGINIA
21. Eddie Pinigis OL 6-7/285 Forest Jefferson Forest VIRGINIA
22. Duane Brown TE 6-5/250 Richmond Hermitage UVa, VT, Md., UNC, Wake
23. Justin Bell TE 6-3/250 Alexandria Mount Vernon VT, Pitt, UVa, Md., PSU
24. Brett Warren LB 6-3/205 Clifton Centreville VT, Pitt, Marshall
25. Kenny Price DT 6-4/260 Virginia Beach Kempsville UVa, UNC, Md., NCSU
26. Nick Marshman TE 6-6/268 Bridgewater Ashby VT, UVa, Md., UNC, WVU
27. Noah Sutherland DE 6-4/245 Virginia Beach Kellam VT, UVa, ECU, Md., Wake*
28. Kalani Heppe OL 6-3/270 Bealeton Liberty N.C. STATE
29. Mike Hull FB 5-11/250 Bealeton Liberty PITTSBURGH
30. Tony Jenkins DT 6-3/265 Springfield West SYRACUSE

NOTE: Preseason player rankings by ACC Area Sports Journal. * — also considering other schools