Future Stars

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  1. Mogriffjr

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    While everyone hits the recruiting trail, one has to wonder how their class shapes up...how their guys they have brought into the program are up to par with the others. Here's your chance to see who are the future stars. Take note, I included JUST RS-SO, SO, RS-FR, and FR here.

    QUARTERBACK
    FR-QB- Daniel Sims (Rutgers) (75ovr)

    ---Sims came in with much fanfare from the Rutgers staff but little did we know he would become this good, so early in his career. As it stands, he's completing 62% of his passes and has thrown for 2132 yards and 17TD's/6INT's. He's already at the top of the pack with the nation's best. The 6'4" QB is looking like a star on the horizon.
    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-QB Jeff Banks (UCLA- 84ovr), FR-QB Major Fields (WISC- 87ovr)

    RUNNING BACKS
    FR-RB- Calvin Cameron (CAL) (89ovr)

    ---The 5'8", 191lb scat back is one of the nation's best freshman. While he doesn't get much PT right now, next year it will be his time. For a guy his size he has the amazing ability to break tackles but combines that with a full arsenal of moves to make the defense look silly. He's a surefire star in the making.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-RB John Patrick (PUR) (81ovr), SO-RB- David Jones (Wisconsin) (85ovr)

    WIDE RECEIVERS
    SO-WR Kenneth Lewis (WISC) (93ovr)

    ---You talk about one of the top WR's in the game and you have to talk about the physical beast that is Kenneth Lewis. He's impossible to cover. 6'3" frame, with world class speed (was on the track team in H.S.) and gets off the line faster than anyone in the nation. With 10TD's already on the year and an insane 21.7 yards a catch, Lewis is the ultimate and perfect deep threat.
    FR-WR Ricky Thomas (UCLA) (86ovr)
    ---Yeah Thoams isn't fast like Lewis, nor doesn't possess the speed that Lewis has. But put Thomas out there and let him do what he does best, and that's get open. Said one scout, "For a RS-FR, he's an amazing talent who can catch the toughest balls, not to mention he loves going to the middle of the field." Thomas is the ultimate possession WR and he's only getting better. Watch out PAC-10!
    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-WR Chad Byers (PITT) (85ovr), FR-WR Darrell Richardson (CAL) (83ovr)

    TIGHT ENDS
    SO-TE Jeremy Poe (CAL) (80ovr)

    ---Poe stands at 6'6", 224lbs and plays basketball at Cal as the team's SF. He's a huge target on the football field and he's a rising star. Poe is starting to catch on with the offense with 405 yards on the year and 4TD's. Next year he could be a main target for this offense.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-TE Herman Robinson (USF) (76ovr)


    OFFENSIVE LINE

    LEFT TACKLE
    SO-LT Derek Ingram (PITT) (87ovr)

    ---There are some talented LT's here but we go with Ingram as the one that impressed us the most. He's a converted TE who beefed up to 299lbs, came to Pitt and now is one of the top young LT's in the game. Ingram is strong, and Pitt loves the way he can move so well for a man his size.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-LT Jason Graves (WASH) (85ovr), FR-LT David Jones (WISC) (80ovr), FR-LT Eric Williams (CINCY) (78ovr)

    LEFT GUARD
    SO-LG Derron London (WISC) (87ovr)

    ---London maybe one of the more elite guards we've ever seen. 78 speed, 90 acceleration and more importantly, 99 awareness, it's rare that London gets caught off guard or beat by his man. Wisconsin continues their trend of churning out elite level offensive line prospects.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-LG Eric Hicks (RUTGERS) (77ovr), SO-LG Damien Grant (STAN) (77)

    CENTER
    SO-C Caleb Clemens (PITT) (86ovr)

    ---Pitt gets another one on the future stars list, this time with Caleb Clemens. We love Clemens for how versatile he can be. He can pull around and be the lead blocker on a power play but Pitt loves his footwork. "He's so quick off the ball and he has elite level footwork which we really didn't have to teach." Clemens isn't the strongest guy by any means but his strength on blocking plays makes up for his shortcomings.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-C Bobby Wheeler (PUR) (80ovr), SO-C Chris Marshall (USF) (77ovr), SO-C Jack Brown (CINCY) (77ovr)

    RIGHT GUARD
    SO-RG Chad Newberry (UCLA) (85ovr)

    ---This was a close one as to who would head the list at this spot. Wesley Johnson is ready to go pro NOW with his set of skills but Newberry is by far the better long term star here. 99 acceleration, 97 awareness and 90 strength and he has the core tools to become a STUD RG.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-RG Wesley Johnson (WISC) (90ovr), SO-RG John Davis (PITT) (84ovr), FR-RG Scott Hunter (ILLINOIS) (78ovr)

    RIGHT TACKLE
    SO-RT Seth Oliver (ILLINOIS) (82ovr)

    ---Illinois can say they have a future star at RT. Oliver was the best out of a rather weak RT class but don't take that away from Oliver. He's one of those jack of all trades RT. He can block, run, and is powerful but nothing world beating. But he's one of those guys that ANY team would take.
    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-RT Shannon Harrell (UCLA) (82ovr), SO-RT Adam Merrick (PURDUE) (81ovr)

    ---Next edition, we take a look at the future stars on the defensive side of the ball.
     
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  2. jms493

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    Awsome list Mo! At QB for Wiz......actually Tony Fox will be the man IMO. He was starting off great this season then got hurt. I was hoping to have him back for Purdont but he is still questionable. If you might have noticed QB Major Fields is actually playing receiver to cover up the injuries we have there and he is doing quite well.
     
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    Yeah from some reason I always have a large pool of oline men to choose from. Thats one nice plus from being Wizconzin.
     
  4. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Awesome Post Mo! I have some guys at WR and on defense who I think are going to be bigtime in a few seasons.
     
  5. NYJuggalo45

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    sadly no Hawks on that list....that's ok though, we fly below the radar
     
  6. RynoAid

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    yup, we are building a monster O-line for the next 2 seasons... mix in Maurice Moore (83ovr true Soph FB) and we have the hogs to run the ball. I think we will have our best shot to make some noise next season with Burns coming back from his season stifling injury at HB. Almost everybody on our team is coming back next year.

    and this guy is going to be a stud.. or maybe he already is...

    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-WR Chad Byers (PITT) (85ovr)
     
  7. jfosh

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    Cal has risen to the top of the polls and its future stars have played a huge part.

    SO- QB "Project" Pat Anderson - This 6' 5" true sophomore was thrust into the starting roll as a freshman. With a trying frosh season and an 8-5 record behind him he has settled nicely into the teams leader this year. Completing 63 % of his passes for 1667 yards 13 TD's and only 3 picks. Anderson came in as an athlete and was converted to QB.

    (RS) FR -HB Calvin Cameron - Cameron was a off-season recruiting steal from UCLA when they ran out of scholarships!! With HB Isi Sofele has 99 stamina so Cameron's carries have been limited. We have found some carries for him around the goal line and short yardage situations. He will be the man next year.

    FR - WR - Darrell Richardson - This 5 star true freshman came in game ready. Oddly enough Richardson was another recruit that spurned UCLA for the bay area. Darrell lines up as the #2 receiver and is second on the team with 21 receptions and 3 TD's. Red Shirt Freshman receivers 6' 5" Mike Smith and 6' 6" Robert Dockery are big targets that add future possibilities for the Bears. RS So- Jeff Cooper is also solid in the slot for the Bears this season.

    So - TE - Jeremy Poe - This kid came in and contributed as a freshman. Poe is heartbeat of this squad and will likely be a captain in the future. AT 6' 6" he is an easy target for Anderson. He has 95 spin and can throw the big block in the running game. This guy is exciting and a personal favorite of the coaches.

    Cal's line is definitely in the making and lacks the beasts that Pitt has.

    Great post Moe.
     
  8. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    We cant wait to play "big head and ego to match" Cal next year.
     
  9. jfosh

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    Those recruiting anecdotes were especially for you Bruce....
     
  10. Hellisan

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    We have some guys that are capable but nobody worthy of the squad, good call. Our recruiting classes have sucked ass.
     
  11. Mogriffjr

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    Part two we take a look at the defensive stars to watch out for.

    DEFENSIVE ENDS
    SO-LE Kenny Fritz (UCLA) (86ovr)

    ---Kenny Fritz is one of those physically imposing DE's that you have to gameplan around. 6'2", 240 who has BRUTE strength (85) but good speed to boot. But what impresses us the most is his 94 acceration. He gets off snap so fast that opposing tackles are still stuck in their stances by the time he's parallel to them. With 8 sacks on the year, Fritz is a big time NFL prospect with huge intangibles.

    SO-LE Cedric McPherson (USF) (80ovr)
    ---McPherson gets so little pub being on a struggling USF team but he's on a very talented defense. The sophomore LE has 10 sacks on the year and it's time he's known around the nation. He does it all from sacking the QB, to having 15 tackles for loss to even forcing 4 fumbles. Maybe McPherson should be a candidate for the best DE in the nation.
    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-RE Tony Henderson (PITT) (85ovr), SO-LE Brian Moore (RUTGERS) (80ovr), FR-RE Caleb Hurd (UCLA) (80ovr)

    DEFENSIVE TACKLES
    SO-DT Eric Johnson (WASH) (79ovr)

    ---The undersized Eric Johnson (261lbs) has come on this year, being alongside stud SR-DT Sione Potoae. Johnson has 4 sacks on the year and has been a good contributor on the Washington defense. While Johnson doesn't flash the potential to become an NFL prospect, he is a good collegiate DT and soon will be the top dawg in the middle of that Washington DLine.

    SO-DT Joey Christensen (PITT) (83ovr)
    ---Christensen is part of a good DT duo at Pitt but JC as his teammates nicknamed him, is the man right now. 4 sacks on the year, Christensen's career path projects him to be a 3-4 type end. He's strong (85) and is quick (84) with very good speed (75). He's clearly the best DT prospect out of the DT's from user teams and is one of the guys to watch as he blossoms into a big time DT for Pitt.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-DT Maurice Ellison (RUTGERS) (79ovr), SO-DT Johnathan James (UCLA) (82ovr)

    OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
    SO-ROLB Keith Slaughter (CAL) (90ovr)

    ---Keith Slaughter is clearly a man amongst boys when it came down to the LB's. As a sophomore, Slaughter is the impact player for a hard hitting Cal team. While KS is small in stature (5'11", 203lbs) he makes up for it with his amazing strength and speed. Slaughter has drawn comparisons to Jerome Harrison, formerly of the Steelers in the NFL. He has 25 tackles on the season but is truly one of the best young players in the nation.

    SO-ROLB Xavier Baker (WISC) (81ovr)
    ---You get a glance at Baker and you wonder how he survives down in the trenches being 185lbs at the LB spot. He's very light and is clearly learning the game still at the OLB spot. But you cant teach a few things...one being his acceleration (99). Wow, once the ball is snapped, he's already up to full speed (btw he's 86 there). Baker is one of the young bulls on a Wisconsin defense trying to build up his defense and looks like he'll be one of the better chips for them.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-ROLB Adam Osborn (RUTGERS) (79ovr), SO-ROLB Tony Martinez (PURDUE) (78ovr), FR-LOLB Tony Williams (UCLA) (82ovr)

    MIDDLE LINEBACKERS
    SO-MLB Patrick Richardson (PURDUE) (79ovr)

    ---We really liked David Houston...until we took a look at Patrick Richardson and simply our jaws dropped. How does a man, 6'3", 242lbs run with 94 speed? 86 acceleration? Richardson simply isn't from this world and is one of those "Robo LB's." Richardson is clearly learning on the fly but judging by his stats (35 tackles, 13 for loss, 3 sacks, INT, 3 forced fumbles) he's clearly learning well.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-MLB David Houston (WISC) (82ovr), SO-MLB Pedro Brown (ILLINOIS) (75ovr)

    CORNERBACKS
    SO-CB Thomas Jordan (STAN) (79ovr)

    ---We started to get worried about Stanford here but they have a stud in Thomas Jordan. Jordan is the only one listed that starts and he's certainly one of the best. With 94 speed he can run with anyone. He has picked off 4 passes on the year, a defensive TD and a sack. Jordan can do it all and is primed to become a shutdown CB for the Cardinal.

    SO-CB Jesse Day (UCLA) (86ovr)
    ---Day right now doesn't have the stats that make you say wow and his coach was very critical of his defense, particularly how his secondary only has 2INT's on the season. But Jesse Day is a stud. 96 speed, again like Jordan, he can run with the best of them. He's a ferocious competitor and at 5'9", he may seem like a pushover but NFL scouts are raving about this kid's skills.
    HONORABLE MENTION- FR-CB Bill Payne (USF) (75ovr), SO-CB Dan Sowell (RUTGERS) (72ovr)

    SAFETIES
    SO-FS Kevin Hall (UCLA) (88ovr)

    ---Hall was named to the preseason all-american team and he's a stud. 5'10", 182lb FS with 96 speed and 94 acceleration. Again Hall is apart of a secondary that hasn't been ball-hawking under the coaching of Bruce but if there's one guy who can step his game up and live up to his ability, it's Kevin Hall.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-FS Shawn Matthews (CAL) (82ovr)FR-FS Ryan Hubbard (USF) (80ovr)

    SO-SS Dan Price (USF) (89ovr)
    ---If there's one thing to be afraid of, it's the defense of the USF Bulls. Led by Dan Price, this unit has some studs on it. Price is the impact player of the defense with 22 tackles, 2 sacks and a INT. Price is pretty smart with 94 play recognition so he rarely bites on playaction passes and is quick to get his hands dirty in run support. Dan Price is clearly an elite SS in the nation only as an sophomore.
    HONORABLE MENTION- SO-SS Danny McBride (IOWA) (78ovr), SO-SS Dontae Doyle (STAN) (77ovr)
     
  12. Hellisan

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    Thanks for throwing me a bone, Mo.

    LOL, UCLA has like 8 guys on the list, all over 85. I don't have a single good young player on my entire team.

    WTF is going on here seriously.
     
  13. Mogriffjr

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    UCLA has by far the best talent looking at the teams.

    Cal maybe 2nd. Wisconsin is 3rd.

    USF has serious defensive talent but offensive is just ewww. They are the opposite of Wisconsin. Add them together and watch out.

    Iowa, boy juggs I hope u bring in a good haul or else you shoulda stayed with the ville lol. Stanford is very much senior laden as well.
     
  14. NYJuggalo45

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    We have a real young team right now. Not many seniors at all. Our best players are all juniors. I was hoping to get a better class, but nothing more than 3* players were interested.

    We should finish with 8-9 wins, a top 20 ranking and a decent bowl berth. So hoping we can talk everyone back for next year, improve a prestige level, and land a solid class next year. Otherwise, we'll just live with a 3-4 loss season every year, oh well.
     
  15. NYJuggalo45

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    IF (and a huge if given the season he is having) we can talk RB Marcus Coker back for his senior year, we will prob have the best individual player of any user team. He should be like a 95ovr RB with 95+ spd and insane BTK/Trucking.
     
  16. jfosh

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    We heard from the Big East reporter but this how the writers out west saw the Defensive Future Stars!!!

    Defensive Future Stars

    Defensive Tackle

    (RS) SO – DT - Joey Christensen – (PITT) (83 OVR)
    Christensen is a now player…no future about this guy. His 6’ 2” 283 lb frame is built for strength and speed. Christensen also possess cat like quickness. He already totals 22 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery in his sophomore campaign.
    Honorable Mention: (RS) SO Jonathan James (UCLA) (82 OVR) (RS) SO Lucas Ferguson (81
    OVR) (PITT)

    Defensive End
    SO – LE – Cedric McPherson – (USF) (80 OVR)
    McPherson has over shadowed his higher rated peers. Given an opportunity to get on the field this true sophomore is getting it done. Cedric has 25 tackles, 10 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
    Honorable Mention: FR Jermaine Stanley (Wisc) (77 OVR) SO Brian Moore (Rut) (80 OVR)

    SO – RE – Kenny Fritz – (UCLA) (86 OVR)
    Fritz has to move from LE to RE for the future stars…no matter Fritz can get it done he has buried 8 QB’s and racked up 20 tackles. RE is Pitt’s Tony Henderson’s natural spot but he has yet to step on stage full time.
    Honorable Mention: SO Bradley Shannon (Illini) (80 OVR) (RS) FR Tony Henderson (PITT) (86 OVR)

    MLB
    SO – MLB – David Houston – (WISC) (82 OVR)
    There are some freaks coming up through the ranks of the tradition at this spot. Who will rise to the top in the future? The jury is out on that one. Right now Houston is our pick he runs on a 6’2” 236 lb frame. David has 90 speed and 97 acceleration. Houston has stuffed the stat sheet with 34 tackles, 3 sacks, an int, and 3 forced fumbles and recovered one to boot.
    Honorable Mention: SO – Patrick Richardson – (Purdue) (79 OVR) (RS) SO – Kevin Nolan (WISC) (84 OVR)

    OLB

    (RS)SO – ROLB – John Gardner – (PITT) (81 OVR)
    Gardner headlines the outside linebacker position. Some one will have to emerge at this position with lots of guys more than capable. But, for now Gardner has distanced himself from the pack. John has 37 tackles an interception and a forced fumble this season.

    (RS)SO – Keith Slaughter – (CAL) (90 OVR)
    This guy has the name and is far and away the highest rated future at this position. Slaughter gets plenty of action for the Bears. Were hoping he isn’t maxed out and continues to develop.
    Honorable Mention: SO – Tony Hester (Cinci) (77 OVR) FR - Tony Williams – (UCLA) (82 OVR)

    CB
    SO - CB - Thomas Jordan – (STAN) (78 OVR)
    SO – CB – Dan Sowell – (RUT) (73 OVR)

    This position has the most future stars playing major roles already…Jordan and Sowell lead there peers and have distinguished themselves already... Jordan has already picked off 4 passes and leads the future’s with 26 tackles. Sowell has 5 int’s and 24 tackles on the undefeated Rutgers team. There are a lot of players grouped together right now but we have to mention the CB from UCLA Jesse Day he is far above anybody else at his position with an 86 ovr rating. 96 speed and 94 acceleration he will most likely emerge as the best in 2 years.
    Honorable Mention: SO – Jesse Day – (UCLA) (86 OVR) FR – Bill Payne- (USF) (75 OVR)

    SS
    (RS) SO – Dan Price – (USF) (89 OVR)

    Dan Price is in the upper echelon for talent and production so far. He possesses all the skills to be a huge playmaker. 92 tackler and 94 play recognition with solid speed and coverage ability. Despite guys like Dontae Doyle from Stanford and Kellen Bell from Wisconsin doing more on the field they just don’t have the upside that price has or the honorable mentions. There is a kid at UCLA name Terrance Blanks that says play me coach!!
    Honorable Mention: SO – Terrance Blanks (UCLA) (86 OVR) SO – Danny McBride (IOWA) (78 OVR)

    FS
    SO - Kevin Hall – (UCLA) (88 OVR)
    Hall is another guy that is tops in talent at his position and already is making it happen on the field. Lightning fast at 96 speed and 94 acceleration. He has put up 33 tackles to date and is tops at his position among tradition players. Yes this guy is a stud! This is by far the thinnest position on defense. Other notables include Steven Nicholas from UCLA who currently backs up Hall. Jimmy Weeks from Purdue and Ryan Hubbard are major contributors for there team and make up the honorable mention spots.
    Honorable Mention : SO – Jimmy Weeks (Purdue)(79 OVR) FR – Ryan Hubbard (USF)(80 OVR)
     
  17. NYJuggalo45

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    I like Foshe's report better...there is an Iowa player on there!
     
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    After sorting and sifting through the data I feel alot better about what Cal has done on the recruiting trail but UCLA is loading with Starters and depth. Lots of contributers in the 70's in this game. You got freshman and sophomores that aren't getting their redshirts and are making a difference on the field. I never had a guy in last years dynasty that did not redshirt. They usually did not make the field till they had been in the program 3 years
     
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    We like guys that have already crossed the white lines and are contributing to their teams success....go IOWA!!
     
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    OH by the way t2 will take over post count in the next three days
     
  21. NYJuggalo45

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    Stop....they're behind us by 50 posts....they'll pass us by 6pm tonite
     
  22. jms493

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    Nice work Fosh....Houston was a savior to my defense...signed him 2 seasons ago in the off season. Started right away!
     

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