2012 U.S. Army All-American selection tour

Date: Jan. 7, 2012 Site: San Antonio, Texas Time: 1 p.m. Eastern TV: NBC

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Follow the official jersey presentations for the 2012 U.S. Army All-Americans as they happen.

DECEMBER 8, 2011

LB James Ross
HIGH SCHOOL: Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: What Ross lacks in height, he makes up for in intelligence, athleticism and sheer determination. He is a relentless pursuer of the football and plays the game with little regard for the welfare of himself or those who get in his way.

DECEMBER 8, 2011

LB Brian Nance
HIGH SCHOOL: Euless (Texas) Trinity
BUZZ: Coming from one of the top high school programs in the nation, Nance is as college-ready as any other prospect in the game. He changes directions well and has a reputation as a big hitter. He has the frame to be a huge inside linebacker. Story

DE Darius Hamilton
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
BUZZ: Hamilton could play any line position in a 4-3 defense or could be a big end in a 3-4. He is very athletic, quick off the snap and he has excellent technique. Hamilton has good genes as his father, Keith Hamilton, played for the New York Giants and he is far advanced as a technician along the line for his age. Story

WR Leonte Carroo
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
COLLEGE: Rutgers
BUZZ: Carroo is a big receiver with the ability to move the chains as well as stretch the field. He uses his big frame and strength to fend off defenders and he is especially adept at out routes and slants. Downfield has he sneaky speed and an extra gear that surprises defenders. Story

CB Yuri Wright
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
BUZZ: Wright is a tall corner, a rarity at the high school level, with great hips and excellent closing speed. A physical defender, he can get a jam consistently off the line but he is also athletic enough to play off coverage and zone. Story

S Elijah Shumate
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
BUZZ: Shumate could play safety or linebacker in college and is adept at being physical in run support as well as playing the ball in the air. With a lengthy frame, he can easily add weight without losing his athleticism and speed and he is a quick twitch athlete who changes direction with explosion. Story

OT Chris Muller
HIGH SCHOOL: Boyertown (Pa.) Boyertown Area Senior
COLLEGE: Rutgers
BUZZ: Muller is a big, physical lineman who loves to mix it up and is a mauler at tackle. His mentality could allow him to play guard at the next level if needed and he's especially effective in the running game. In pass protection he has a strong punch out of his stance and his length makes it tough to get around him to the outside. Story

DECEMBER 7, 2011

QB Chad Voytik
HIGH SCHOOL: Cleveland (Tenn.) High
BUZZ: Voytik is a cerebral player who gets plenty of zip on the ball and is known for his pinpoint accuracy, whether he's in the pocket or on the move. He's also quite good when called upon to run. Voytik in THE RIDE

QB Zeke Pike
HIGH SCHOOL: Edgewood (Ky.) Dixie Heights
BUZZ: Pike has a big body and a big-time arm; he can make all the throws. He also has good bloodlines. His father, Mark Pike, is a former NFL DE-LB who played 173 games for Buffalo and was in four Super Bowls. Story

DECEMBER 6, 2011

OT Kyle Kalis
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Kalis has a wide, powerful frame and possesses the technique to get the most out of his physical gifts. What jumps off film about Kalis is that he loves to play the game. His motor runs high and he appears to derive great pleasure from punishing the man across the ball. Story

DECEMBER 5, 2011

OT Kyle Dodson
HIGH SCHOOL: Cleveland (Ohio) Cleveland Heights
COLLEGE: Wisconsin
BUZZ: Dodson has a great frame for the tackle position, but his athleticism sets him apart as one of the nation's top offensive linemen. Dodson moves like a basketball player, and is equally adept at closing off speed rushers as he is at going toe-to-toe with bigger defensive linemen. Story

K Nick Jordan
HIGH SCHOOL: Coppell (Texas) High
BUZZ: Jordan has a very strong leg with the majority of his kickoffs going for touchbacks. He routinely hits field goals of 40-49 yards and has improved his accuracy every year in high school. He should be a threat from 55 yards and in when he arrives in college. Story

DECEMBER 2, 2011

ATH Josh Harvey-Clemons
HIGH SCHOOL: Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes
BUZZ: Harvey-Clemons is an incredibly versatile player with an enormous amount of physical gifts. He runs like a receiver, yet is also very physical. There isn't much he can't do. Story

LB Torshiro Davis
HIGH SCHOOL: Shreveport (La.) Woodlawn
BUZZ: A high school defensive end, Torshiro Davis could also play outside linebacker at the next level. He has a very quick first step off the ball that enables him to be an excellent pass rusher. He also fights through blocks well to defend against the run. Story

DT Ondre Pipkins
HIGH SCHOOL: Kansas City (Mo.) Park Hill
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Ondre Pipkins is simply a bull on the interior of the defensive line. For a tackle he is a very good pass rusher, using both his quickness and strength to beat the opposing offensive linemen. He also has a strong lower body that enables him to be big run-stopper in the middle. Story

DECEMBER 1, 2011

RB Mike Davis
HIGH SCHOOL: Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson
COLLEGE: Florida
BUZZ: He does an excellent job following his blocks and waiting for lanes to develop. Once he finds a crease, he quickly bursts through it. His legs don't stop moving until he has gotten every last inch out of a play. Story

NOVEMBER 30, 2011

OL Mike Matthews
HIGH SCHOOL: Fort Bend (Texas) Elkins
BUZZ: The son of NFL Hall-of-Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, the younger Matthews is a true center prospect, a rarity in this day and age. He can snap under center or in shotgun while still managing the offensive line and calling out assignments. He truly has a very good understanding of the game. Video | Story

NOVEMBER 29, 2011

RB Trey Williams
HIGH SCHOOL: Spring (Texas) Dekaney
BUZZ: Though diminutive in height at 5 feet 8, Williams is not a small back by any means. He has the bulk to be able to be an every down back and run through the tackles. He also changes directions as well as any running back out there, proving to be incredibly tough to get a hand on, yet less bring down. Video | Story

K Paul Griggs
HIGH SCHOOL: Charlotte (N.C.) Latin
BUZZ: Griggs is a versatile kicker who has excellent accuracy, can hit from long range and consistently puts his kickoffs into the end zone. He can also punt in a pinch, getting good hang time and showing good placement. His 48-yard field goal as a junior is a school record.

NOVEMBER 28, 2011

K Bradley Pinion
HIGH SCHOOL: Concord (N.C.) Northwest Cabarrus
COLLEGE: Clemson
BUZZ: Pinion has live leg and in addition to being one of the best punters in the country, he is also very good on kickoffs and can be a kicker as well if needed. He gets good hand time on his punts and has excellent placement, his kickoffs are high and very long and he has good range as a kicker. He made his name with a 100-yard kickoff as a junior. Story

NOVEMBER 22, 2011

WR Bralon Addison
HIGH SCHOOL: Missouri City (Texas) Hightower
BUZZ: Though he played quarterback in high school, Addison is one the most polished wide receivers in the class. He has excellent body control and very good hands. He also has deceptive speed and can turn a small seam into a big gain. Video | Story

RB Jovon Robinson
HIGH SCHOOL: Memphis (Tenn.) Wooddale
BUZZ: Robinson is a big, powerful back who has great vision and excellent cutting ability. When he sees a hole, he hits it hard. Because of his size, Jovon also is very good in short-yardage situations. The added bonus is that he possesses terrific hands and does a nice job after the catch.

NOVEMBER 21, 2011

LB Timothy Cole
HIGH SCHOOL: Brenham (Texas) High
BUZZ: Cole can play either inside or outside linebacker depending on where he is needed. He was one of the standouts of the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Combine where he showed the ability to cover both running backs and tight ends well. He is a leader in the locker room too. Story

RB Brian Kimbrow
HIGH SCHOOL: Memphis (Tenn.) East
COLLEGE: Vanderbilt
BUZZ: What the diminutive Kimbrow lacks in size, he makes up for with heart and blazing speed. Kimbrow is a true homerun threat who is capable of scoring any time he touches the ball. Story

NOVEMBER 18, 2011

TE Taylor McNamara
HIGH SCHOOL: San Diego (Calif.) Westview
COLLEGE: Arizona
BUZZ: McNamara has great hands and has shown time and again that he catches almost every ball thrown his way. He is comfortable with his hand down on the line or splitting out and causing a mismatch problem because not many linebackers can keep up with him. Story

OT John Theus
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles
COLLEGE: Georgia
BUZZ: Theus is one of the nation's elite offensive tackle prospect. He has a great frame and good athleticism to go along with good strength. What sets him apart from a majority of his peers is his advanced technique and high level of football IQ. Story

K Brooks Abbott
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles
COLLEGE: undecided
BUZZ: Abbott connected on 6-of-8 field goal attempts as a senior with a long of 47 yards. He was perfect on all 43 of his extra point attempts and put 14 of his 20 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard-line. Story

NOVEMBER 17, 2011

DT Carlos Watkins
HIGH SCHOOL: Forest City (N.C.) Chase
COLLEGE: Clemson
BUZZ: Watkins is a big, explosive defensive tackle who could also play along the offensive line in college if needed. He is powerful at the point of attack, sheds blockers well and collapses the pocket to disrupt the passing game. He is strong against both the run and the pass. Story

WR Drae Bowles
HIGH SCHOOL: Jackson (Tenn.) Jackson Christian
COLLEGE: Tennessee
BUZZ: With Bowles, one thing really stands out and that's his speed. But he's not only among the fastest players in the Southeast, he also is blessed with a terrific set of hands. Story

OT Erik Magnuson
HIGH SCHOOL: Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Magnuson is one of the fiercest offensive tackles in the 2012 class. He has great footwork and uses his hands well plus he plays with such intensity where he wants to prove he's the best. Story

NOVEMBER 16, 2011

OT Kyle Murphy
HIGH SCHOOL: San Clemente (Calif.) High
BUZZ: Murphy is one of the most fundamentally sound offensive tackles in this class as he's shown good footwork, he moves well and he uses his hands well against defensive ends. It's a real surprise when Murphy gets beaten because he has all the tools to be special. Story

DE Javonte Magee
HIGH SCHOOL: San Antonio (Texas) Sam Houston
BUZZ: Magee is a huge defensive end at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds but he is still able to get off the line quickly. Though a true strongside defensive end he is still a force to be reckoned with as a pass rusher. He is a tough matchup for most offensive linemen. Story

DE Luke Kaumatule
HIGH SCHOOL: Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
COLLEGE: Stanford
BUZZ: The thing that's most impressive about Kaumatule is how well he moves for a player his size. He seems perfectly comfortable in his body and uses his speed to beat offensive tackles off the edge.

DE Jonathan Bullard
HIGH SCHOOL: Shelby (N.C.) Crest
BUZZ: Bullard is a big defensive end who uses a combination of size, strength and agility to get past tackles and to the quarterback. A superior athlete for his size, Bullard can beat you outside or on counter moves or with a simple bull rush. Against the run he is strong at the point of attack and fast enough to string plays out to the sideline. Story

OC Ty Darlington
HIGH SCHOOL: Apopka (Fla.) High
COLLEGE: Oklahoma
BUZZ: Darlington is a very talented interior lineman who plays with a lot of tenacity and aggressiveness after the snap. Darlington is blessed with excellent feet which he keeps moving after contact allowing him to earn leverage and win battles at the line of scrimmage. The smart lineman is widely considered the nation's top center prospect. Story

NOVEMBER 15, 2011

OT Graham Shuler
HIGH SCHOOL: Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy
COLLEGE: Stanford
BUZZ: Shuler is quick and technically sound, but also plays with a lot of toughness and finishes off blocks with the best of them. Story

OT Max Tuerk
HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Margarita (Calif.) High
BUZZ: Tuerk has the perfect combination of physical play and athleticism which means he dominates on the offensive line. He bends very well, uses his arms well and rarely lets any defensive lineman get past him. Story

OT Michael Starts
HIGH SCHOOL: Waco (Texas) La Vega
COLLEGE: Texas Tech
BUZZ: Starts is one of the more versatile prospects in the game. He has the size of an offensive tackle but also starred as a tight end in high school. He could also end up as a defensive end or tackle in college but, no matter where he ends up, he has the tools to be dominant. Story

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

WR Dominique Wheeler
HIGH SCHOOL: Crockett (Texas) High
COLLEGE: Texas Tech
BUZZ: A small-town standout, Wheeler does it all for his high school team. He is most dangerous as a wide receiver though. He has a rare blend of size and speed that make him a dangerous threat any time the ball is thrown his way. Story

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

ATH Kendall Sanders
HIGH SCHOOL: Athens (Texas) High
COLLEGE: Oklahoma State
BUZZ: Sanders is one of the top overall athletes in the country. He is a big lockdown cornerback but is also dangerous with the ball in his hands. A high school quarterback, he could end up playing wide receiver at the next level. On either side of the ball he is a game-changing player. Story

NOVEMBER 10, 2011

S LaDarrell McNeil
HIGH SCHOOL: Dallas (Texas) Wilmer-Hutchins
COLLEGE: Tennessee
BUZZ: Another big safety for the West squad, McNeil almost looks like a linebacker. He plays with excellent technique against the pass and can make up ground quickly. He is able to make teams pay for throwing his way. Story

LB Keith Brown
HIGH SCHOOL: Miami (Fla.) Norland
BUZZ: Brown is a big, physical inside linebacker. He also possesses good closing speed allowing him to make plays sidelines-to-sidelines. He is capable of causing major disruptions in the offensive backfield when pursuing the quarterback while also showing the ability to track down running backs out in the flats. Story

WR Derrick Woods
HIGH SCHOOL: Inglewood (Calif.) High
BUZZ: The biggest strength for Woods is his versatility. He can line up at wide receiver and make big plays because he has outstanding, breakaway speed or he can also play defensive back with plenty of skill. Story

NOVEMBER 9, 2011

DE Adolphus Washington
HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft
BUZZ: Washington is one of the Cincinnati area's top prep basketball players. On the gridiron, that translates into an especially nimble rush end who also has the size to be effective in run defense. Washington is simply too athletic for most offensive tackles he faces. Story

WR Dwayne Stanford
HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft
BUZZ: Stanford's best asset is the one that cannot be taught - he has great height, which gives him an immediate advantage over all cornerbacks. Stanford possesses great body control and catches the ball away from his body, not allowing it to get into his chest. Story

DE Eli Harold
HIGH SCHOOL: Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes
COLLEGE: Virginia
BUZZ: Harold is a quick, athletic defensive end who could also play linebacker in a 3-4 set. A versatile player, he is a wide receiver as well in high school and could be an effective red zone target as a tight end if need be. Off the edge he is very quick, gets around defenders by dropping his shoulder and using his explosive speed and he is excellent in pursuit from the backside. Story

DE Hassan Ridgeway
HIGH SCHOOL: Mansfield (Texas) High
BUZZ: Ridgeway is equally strong against the run and the pass. In fact, he could play as a very big outside linebacker if need be. He uses his hands well to shed blockers and get to the passer or take down the running back. Story

NOVEMBER 8, 2011

LB Kwontie Moore
HIGH SCHOOL: Norfolk (Va.) Norfolk Christian
COLLEGE: Virginia
BUZZ: Moore is a big, physical linebacker who can play downhill but is also surprisingly effective in coverage. A pure middle linebacker, Moore moves well laterally and is equally adept at moving forward or backwards. Moore also has excellent ball skills and breaks on routes well in coverage. Story

S Deon Bush
HIGH SCHOOL: Miami (Fla.) Columbus
BUZZ: Bush is a talented safety prospect who does an excellent job of making a play on the ball. The South Florida prospect is a quick twitch athlete with great instincts. He is very good at reading the quarterback, breaking on the ball, and making a play on the ball in the air. He is also capable of being a physical defensive back when necessary. Story

NOVEMBER 7, 2011

CB Tracy Howard
HIGH SCHOOL: Miramar (Fla.) High
BUZZ: One of the nation's elite cornerbacks, Howard is incredible in coverage. Whether he plays press coverage or off of his man, he is like glue when it comes to being with them on their routes. Howard is the type of defensive back capable of shutting down the opposition's top wideout. Story

NOVEMBER 4, 2011

ATH Joel Caleb
HIGH SCHOOL: Midlothian (Va.) Clover Hill
BUZZ: Caleb plays quarterback and safety in high school but prefers wideout at the next level. With good size and a physical mentality, he also has sneaky speed and can stretch the field. He's elusive in space and is powerful after the catch with the ability to drag defenders for extra yardage. Safety could be his best position overall because he loves to hit, breaks on the ball quickly and has good hands. Story

NOVEMBER 3, 2011

S Jordan Diggs
HIGH SCHOOL: Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast
BUZZ: Diggs is a big safety prospect who has the appearance of an outside linebacker. He is able to provide support at the line of scrimmage in the run game or place in space displaying the ability to provide good coverage and make plays on the ball. Diggs brings a physical presence to any secondary. Story

QB Cyler Miles
HIGH SCHOOL: Denver (Colo.) Mullen
COLLEGE: Washington
BUZZ: Miles makes all the right decisions and is comfortable sitting in the pocket picking apart defenses or running out and making plays with his feet. He has very good size but moves so well and is especially comfortable throwing the ball outside the pocket. Story

OT John Michael McGee
HIGH SCHOOL: Texarkana (Texas) Texas
COLLEGE: Oklahoma
BUZZ: A high school offensive tackle, McGee could play any of the five offensive line positions at the next level. He is a natural against the pass as he uses his long arms and excellent feet to keep the defender away from his quarterback. McGee plays with a mean streak that coaches love to see. Story

NOVEMBER 2, 2011

S Edward Pope
HIGH SCHOOL: Carthage (Texas) High
BUZZ: The East Texas standout is a big safety prospect at 6 feet 3. He has the size of a linebacker but can cover like a much smaller defender. Pope is also not afraid to come downhill and stuff the running back in the hole. Story

DT Dante Phillips
HIGH SCHOOL: Venice (Fla.) High
COLLEGE: Florida
BUZZ: Phillips is a massive 6-foot-6, 270-plus pound athlete is capable of playing on the offensive or defensive lines. He will likely begin his college career at defensive tackle where he creates trouble in the middle with the use of quick feet and long arms. He is tough for any interior offensive lineman to handle one-on-one. Story

NOVEMBER 1, 2011

DE Tyriq McCord
HIGH SCHOOL: Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson
BUZZ: McCord is an athletic, explosive defensive prospect who could play as an outside linebacker or defensive end depending on the defensive scheme. He possesses great length and a solid first-step that allows him to beat offensive tackles and create disruption off of the edge. Story

OCTOBER 31, 2011

LB Vince Biegel
HIGH SCHOOL: Wisconsin Rapids (Wis.) Lincoln
COLLEGE: Wisconsin
BUZZ: Commanding a defense comes naturally to this a son of former BYU all-conference linebacker. Biegel is the prototypical Big Ten linebacker - he plays fast, he plays aggressive and he lives to punish ball carriers. He has a great football mind, and often sniffs out plays before they develop. Story

OCTOBER 29, 2011

DT Tommy Schutt
HIGH SCHOOL: Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West
COLLEGE: Penn State
BUZZ: Schutt is a big body who plugs gaps and makes running between the tackles difficult for opposing offenses. Schutt's game is not all spit and vinegar, though. He has a high football IQ and is not easily fooled by misdirection or play-action. Story

OCTOBER 28, 2011

OT Zach Banner
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
BUZZ: Banner is legitimately 6 feet 9 and more than 300 pounds which means he has all the physical tools to be special in college and beyond. He has improved his footwork so much and has started to get a true feel for playing offensive tackle. Not many players put in as much time and effort as Banner and it should pay off. Story

ATH Cedric Dozier
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
BUZZ: As a high school quarterback, Dozier uses his athleticism and playmaking ability and that should only help him in college when he moves to wide receiver or defensive back. Dozier is intense and tough and flies around the field with reckless abandon to make plays. Story

OCTOBER 27, 2011

QB Anthony Alford
HIGH SCHOOL: Petal (Miss.) High
BUZZ: A standout dual-threat signal caller, Alford is capable of burning a defense with his accurate arm or his quick feet. Additionally, he's a stud outfielder and potential high-round baseball pick. Story

RB KeiVarae Russell
HIGH SCHOOL: Everett (Wash.) Mariner
BUZZ: Russell is a combination running back and wide receiver. He can line up in the backfield and get through holes for big yards or split out at receiver and make plays that way. His versatility is really one of his biggest strengths. Story

TE Kent Taylor
HIGH SCHOOL: Land O'Lakes (Fla.) High
COLLEGE: Florida
BUZZ: Taylor is one of the nation's top tight end prospects because of his great size, athleticism, and hands. Taylor provides a great vertical in any passing offense as he is able to quickly get off the line of scrimmage and into the open field. He is a major mismatch for any linebacker or safety put against him. Story

CB Alex Carter
HIGH SCHOOL: Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods
COLLEGE: Stanford
BUZZ: Carter is a versatile athlete who could play cornerback or safety in college or contribute on offense as a wide receiver. He is very smooth on defense, keeping defenders on his hip and breaking on the ball well while on offense he runs excellent routes and has sneaky speed and terrific ball skills. Story

OCTOBER 26, 2011

DE Alex Balducci
HIGH SCHOOL: Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
BUZZ: Balducci is a throwback defensive end who could also play defensive tackle in college. He has a non-stop motor and could play any of the four line positions in a 4-3 defense and he should find success because he loves playing hard and competing like few others. Story

RB T.J. Yeldon
HIGH SCHOOL: Daphne (Ala.) High
BUZZ: Yeldon is among the country's most versatile backs. Blessed with a great frame, terrific speed and excellent moves, he is equally dangerous whether he's carrying the ball or catching passes. Story

OCTOBER 25, 2011

DT Justin Shanks
HIGH SCHOOL: Prattville (Ala.) High
COLLEGE: Florida State
BUZZ: The big-bodied Shanks is arguably the best player on one of the country's most talented teams. He's not only is a powerful run-stuffer, but someone who consistently disrupts the opposing team's passing game. Story

CB Travis Blanks
HIGH SCHOOL: Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian
COLLEGE: Clemson
BUZZ: Blanks is a defensive back with the versatility to play either cornerback or safety. He possesses good size and length combined with excellent athleticism that allows him to turn and run with wide outs. He is also capable of making a quick read on the ball and closing quickly making plays in space. Story

OG Dan Voltz
HIGH SCHOOL: Barrington (Ill.) High
COLLEGE: Wisconsin
BUZZ: Voltz has everything college coaches look for in an offensive guard. He has great power and knows how to finish a block, but plays light on his feet and is adept at getting second level or pulling around end to seal linebackers. Story

WR Stefon Diggs
HIGH SCHOOL: Olney (Md.) Good Counsel
BUZZ: Diggs is a big safety prospect who has the appearance of an outside linebacker. He is able to provide support at the line of scrimmage in the run game or place in space displaying the ability to provide good coverage and make plays on the ball. Diggs brings a physical presence to any secondary. Story

OCTOBER 21, 2011

S Shaq Thompson
HIGH SCHOOL: Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
BUZZ: Thompson is special because he's a dominant player at safety and running back. He is strong, physical, and athletic and has all the intangibles to be a special player on the next level. Thompson has been gaining strength too and might move down to outside linebacker where he would be a big-time playmaker as well. Story

OCTOBER 20, 2011

OT Ryan Ward
HIGH SCHOOL: New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic
BUZZ: The offensive tackle position is one of the most difficult to learn from a technique standpoint, but Ward is well ahead of the curve. In pass protection he sets his base quickly and follows with a strong punch. As a run blocker he is immediately on his man and knows how to put him into the ground. Story

OCTOBER 19, 2011

RB Byron Marshall
HIGH SCHOOL: San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
BUZZ: Marshall has the ability and toughness to run between the tackles where his vision allows him to break big gains and he also has the speed and patience to take it outside and make things happen that way. He has shown that he's lethal catching the ball out of the backfield, too. Story

OCTOBER 18, 2011

QB Gunner Kiel
HIGH SCHOOL: Columbus (Ind.) East
COLLEGE: Indiana
BUZZ: Kiel's strongest asset is his mental make-up, and that comes across in his decision-making and feel for the quarterback position. He is also a big, strong-armed signal caller who throws a very accurate and catchable football. Story

CB Kevon Seymour
HIGH SCHOOL: Pasadena (Calif.) Muir
BUZZ: Seymour loves to play physical and has great timing to make his hits. It's rare that quarterbacks throw his way, though, since Seymour is a lockdown corner who uses his hands well, is great on the jam at the line and is athletic enough to keep up with any receiver. Story

WR Durron Neal
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet
COLLEGE: Oklahoma
BUZZ: Neal has exceptional speed after the catch but is not in the typical mold of a smaller slot receiver. He has good size that presents the quarterback with a big target. He can be deceptively dangerous in the red zone as well. Story

ATH Devin Fuller
HIGH SCHOOL: Old Tappan (N.J.) High
BUZZ: Fuller is a tremendous athlete who could play quarterback, wide receiver or safety in college. He is very explosive with the ball in his hands and is especially dangerous in the open field. He has good size for a safety and wide receiver and as a quarterback he would be perfect in an option setting. Story

OCTOBER 17, 2011

WR Dorial Green-Beckham
HIGH SCHOOL: Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest
BUZZ: Green-Beckham has an extremely rare combination of size and speed. At 6-6 he is a big target in the red zone and can move the chains for first downs. He is also able to stretch the field and get open deep for the home run play too. Story | Q&A

DT Ellis McCarthy
HIGH SCHOOL: Monrovia (Calif.) High
BUZZ: McCarthy is unstoppable at times because he has power and speed and uses both so well to break through the line and into the backfield. He could play defensive end or tackle which is impressive for a 300-pounder. Story

OCTOBER 15, 2011

LB Dillon Lee
HIGH SCHOOL: Buford (Ga.) High
COLLEGE: Alabama
BUZZ: Lee is a big and strong linebacker, but given his size he's also quite athletic and faster than he looks. He covers a ton of ground and makes plays all over the field. Story

OCTOBER 14, 2011

LB Jabari Ruffin
HIGH SCHOOL: Downey (Calif.) High
BUZZ: Ruffin has outstanding size as an outside linebacker and he can still get out in coverage and defend tight ends or receivers. What's also impressive is that he has great ball skills and can make plays all over the field plus he's not afraid to hit. Story

CB Geno Smith
HIGH SCHOOL: Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X
COLLEGE: Alabama
BUZZ: The wiry Smith is an elite cover corner who has excellent speed and is surprisingly physical. Few defensive backs at this level stick to an opposing receiver the way he does. Video | Story

OCTOBER 13, 2011

LB Ukeme Eligwe
HIGH SCHOOL: Stone Mountain (Ga.) High
COLLEGE: Florida State
BUZZ: Eligwe, who is long and lean, is an athletic freak who is constantly in the middle of the action. He has the power to excel against the run and the quickness and agility to shine in coverage. Video | Story

CB Brandon Beaver
HIGH SCHOOL: Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
BUZZ: Beaver is not super physical nor is he super athletic but he has great technique and outstanding timing when the ball is in the air. Rarely will Beaver ever get beaten by a wide receiver and he's always around the ball when a play needs to be made. Story

OCTOBER 11, 2011

QB Tyler Matthews
HIGH SCHOOL: McPherson (Kan.) High
BUZZ: Somewhat unknown before a big junior year, Matthews exploded onto the scene with a strong arm and quick release. He makes solid decisions in the pocket and is very accurate as evidenced by a very high completion percentage. Story

OL Jordan Simmons
HIGH SCHOOL: Encino (Calif.) Crespi
BUZZ: Simmons has played offensive tackle but his future could be at offensive guard based on his build. Not many players get around Simmons, who extends his arms really well and is very powerful so once he engages it's tough to move him. Story

LB Raphael Kirby
HIGH SCHOOL: Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson
BUZZ: Kirby isn't the biggest inside linebacker, but he is built like a rock and makes play after play after play. Kirby has excellent closing speed and is particularly stout versus the run. Story

OCTOBER 10, 2011

LB Royce Jenkins-Stone
HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Jenkins-Stone is a physical specimen who provides substance to his athletic makeup by being extremely productive as a tackler. He plays the game downhill and has a knack for avoiding traffic to find the ball carrier. Story

OCTOBER 7, 2011

DT Aziz Shittu
HIGH SCHOOL: Atwater (Calif.) Buhach
BUZZ: Shittu is strong and aggressive in the middle and is difficult to block because he's such a physically-gifted prospect. He has a barrel chest and is muscular but also has the speed to beat offensive linemen off the snap. Story

OCTOBER 6, 2011

DE Arik Armstead
HIGH SCHOOL: Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove
BUZZ: Armstead is a physical specimen who stars in football and basketball and would like to play both sports in college. He has speed and strength so he's difficult to block coming off the edge. Armstead would also be a star offensive tackle if he wanted to switch sides. Story

DT Jarron Jones
HIGH SCHOOL: Rochester (N.Y.) Aquinas Institute
COLLEGE: Notre Dame
BUZZ: Jones is a big-bodied player who has excellent feet and could play defensive tackle, defensive end or even offensive tackle in college. A good fit for any defensive scheme, he plays with good leverage, keeps his balance in traffic and uses his long arms to make plays from behind. Story

OCTOBER 5, 2011

WR Jordan Payton
HIGH SCHOOL: Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
BUZZ: Payton is a natural leader on the field always directing players since he seemingly has an outstanding grasp for everything going on around him. He runs great routes and always seems to find a way to sneak behind the defense for big gains. Story

CB Ishmael Adams
HIGH SCHOOL: Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
BUZZ: Adams might be a tad smaller than some elite cornerbacks but he's physical at the line, plays with a level of meanness and really competes on every down. Story

LB Nick Dawson
HIGH SCHOOL: Charlotte (N.C.) Phillip O Berry
BUZZ: Dawson is a big linebacker who is at his best moving forward and supporting the run. However, he can also get to the sidelines and is effective in coverage and in space. Story

WR Germone Hopper
HIGH SCHOOL: Charlotte (N.C.) Phillip O Berry
COLLEGE: Clemson
BUZZ: Hopper is an explosive slot receiver who gets off the line of scrimmage with ease, is a dynamic route runner and is very explosive in and out of his cuts. He catches the ball reliably in front of his body and has excellent body control. Story

OCTOBER 4, 2011

RB Barry Sanders
HIGH SCHOOL: Oklahoma City (Okla.) Heritage Hall
BUZZ: The son of the NFL Hall-of-Famer by the same name, Sanders has been putting up huge numbers since he was a freshman. He is a taller running back than his father and spends more time between the tackles. Story

OT D.J. Humphries
HIGH SCHOOL: Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
COLLEGE: Florida
BUZZ: Humphries is one of the most athletic offensive tackles to come around in years. He has a great frame to fill out, uses his long arms and quick feet effectively in pass protection and is powerful and aggressive in the run game. Story

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