February 11, 2008

Big Ten Signing Day dream team

When piecing together a Dream Team of players that signed with Big Ten schools, it's exciting to think of the possibilities. What would Ohio State's star offensive line headlined by Mike Adams look like blocking for Michigan's stud running back class of Michael Shaw and Terrence Robinson.

Here is a look at what one Big Ten Signing Day Dream Team might look like.

QB MarQueis Gray
HIGH SCHOOL: Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis
COLLEGE: Minnesota
BUZZ: Flashed his athleticism at the U.S. Army All American Bowl.
RB Michael Shaw
HIGH SCHOOL: Trotwood (Ohio) Madison
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Rushed for 1,250 yards as a senior.
RB Terrence Robinson
HIGH SCHOOL: Klein (Texas) Oak
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Rushed for 2,106 yards and 25 scores as a senior.
WR DeVier Posey
HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Posey's 10.7 speed in the 100 meters and his ability to catch everything thrown his way helped him earn his fifth star.
WR Fred Smith
HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit (Mich.) Southeastern
COLLEGE: Michigan State
BUZZ: Had 782 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior.
TE Jake Stoneburner
HIGH SCHOOL: Dublin (Ohio) Coffman
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Stoneburner caught 74 passes for 1,271 yards as a senior.
OL Mike Adams
HIGH SCHOOL: Dublin (Ohio) Coffman
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Some call Adams the best offensive lineman to come out of Ohio in years.
OL Michael Brewster
HIGH SCHOOL: Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Future Buckeye has talent to go along with a mean streak.
OL Dann O'Neill
HIGH SCHOOL: Grand Haven, Mich.
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: O'Neill had a strong senior season, which included a solid week of performance at a national high school all-star game.
OL J.B. Shugarts
HIGH SCHOOL: Klein, Texas
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: All-Greater Houston pick in 2006 and 2007.
OL Graham Pocic
HIGH SCHOOL: Lemont, Ill.
COLLEGE: Illinois
BUZZ: A three-year varsity starter.

Big Ten Signing Day Dream Team: Defense
DE Nathan Williams
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Had 38 tackles for a loss as a senior.
DE Tyler Westphal
HIGH SCHOOL: Menasha, Wis.
COLLEGE: Wisconsin
BUZZ: Was a standout at the Under Armour Game.
DT Garrett Goebel
HIGH SCHOOL: Lombard (Ill.) Montini
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Goebel is also a nationally ranked heavyweight wrestler.
DT Corey Liuget
HIGH SCHOOL: Hialeah (Fla.)
COLLEGE: Illinois
BUZZ: Liuget had 59 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior. He also impressed with a solid week at a national high school all-star game.
LB Etienne Sabino
HIGH SCHOOL: Miami (Fla.) Dr. Krop
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Huge linebacker had 131 tackles last season; also has excellent speed.
LB Brandon Beachum
HIGH SCHOOL: Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney
COLLEGE: Penn State
BUZZ: Beachum had 1,500 yards rushing and 16 scores, but he also had 123 tackles as a junior.
LB Mike Zordich
HIGH SCHOOL: Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney
COLLEGE: Penn State
BUZZ: Zordich led his team to the state championship game in his senior season.
CB Boubacar Cissoko
HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Cissoko had 67 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two interceptions in 2007.
CB Cortez Smith
HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
COLLEGE: Indiana
BUZZ: Some coaches in Detroit think he's the best player in city.
S Brandon Smith
HIGH SCHOOL: New Brunswick, N.J.
COLLEGE: Michigan
BUZZ: Plays quarterback in high school but will be a safety or linebacker in college.
S Keanon Cooper
HIGH SCHOOL: Dallas (Texas) Skyline
COLLEGE: Minnesota
BUZZ: Cooper switched late from Texas Tech to Minnesota.
ATH Lamaar Thomas
HIGH SCHOOL: Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly
COLLEGE: Ohio State
BUZZ: Ran a 10.4 electronic 100 meters this summer.




 

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