February 2, 2006

Rivals.com Junior All-America team

There's no rest for the weary as Rivals.com and college coaches alike immediately begin to focus on the class of 2007. While it's still early, a number of top prospects are beginning to emerge and many have numerous early offers. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen leads the way in our Rivals.com Junior All American Team.

Rivals.com Junior All-America Team
Offense Defense
QB: Jimmy Clausen
6-3, 200, Westlake Village (Calif.)
Oaks Christian
The top junior in the country, his family says he is already better than Casey and Rick were in college.
DE: Ben Martin
6-5, 220, Cincinnati (Ohio)
The top Ohioan in '07, Martin has a college-ready body and more than enough speed.
RB: Noel Devine
5-8, 175, North Fort Myers (Fla.)
North Fort Myers
The most explosive high school running back on film in the country, hands down.
DE: Allen Bailey
6-3, 200, Darien (Ga.)
McIntosh Academy
The size, speed and tenacity of Bailey make him among Georgia's most coveted.
RB: Caleb King
5-11, 186, Lilburn (Ga.)
Looks like an SEC running back on film and plays for one of Georgia's best high school programs.
DT: John Brown
6-2, 290, Lakeland (Fla.)
Dominating defensive tackle uses his quick first step to explode off the line.
WR: Deonte Thompson
6-0, 180, Belle Glade (Fla.)
Glades Central
An electric player with high-end speed. Can take it the distance every time he touches the ball.
DT: Marvin Austin
6-3, 299, Washington (D.C.)
Super quick for his size with a rare size/agility combination.
WR: Arrelious Benn
6-1, 208, Washington (D.C.)
Big wideout with good speed has the ability to dominant in the red zone.
LB: Marc Tyler
6-0, 215, Westlake Village (Calif.)
Oaks Christian
Tyler could be a star running back in college, too, but he couldn't be left off this list he's that good.
TE: Aaron Hernandez
6-4, 225, Bristol (Conn.)
Record-setting tight end has the speed and hands to line up wide at receiver.
LB: Chris Galippo
6-3, 232, Anaheim (Calif.)
Committed to Southern Cal yesterday, shortly after Trojan coach Pete Carroll offered him a scholarship. Considered a true middle 'backer.
OL: Josh Oglesby
6-7, 315, Milwaukee (Wis.)
St. Francis
Arguably the top offensive lineman in the class of '07 and could be the top prospect in the Midwest.
LB: Steve Paskorz
6-0, 208, Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Hard-hitting defender is next great linebacker out of Pennsylvania.
OL: Lee Ziemba
6-7, 295, Rogers (Ark.)
Has been the top lineman in the Natural State since his sophomore year in high school.
DB: Ronald Johnson
6-0, 177, Muskegon (Mich.)
When he's healthy, some think Johnson could be a serious candidate for the No. 1 spot.
OL: Tray Allen
6-4, 285, Grand Prairie (Texas)
Allen is highly-impressive offensive lineman that will be one of Texas' best in 2007.
DB: Gary Gray
5-11, 170, Columbia (S.C.)
Richland Northeast
Several college coaches and recruiters believe he's one of the top cornerbacks in the nation.
OL: Anthony Davis
6-6, 305, Piscatawy (N.J.)
Massive lineman reminds some coaches and analysts of Eugene Monroe.
DB: Dionte Allen
6-0, 175, Orchard Lake (Mich.)
St. Mary's
Allen has extremely fluid hips and can close on a football like no other high schooler in the nation.
OL: Tanner Strickland
6-4, 315, Nashville (Ga.)
Berrien County
Excellent technique. Early Georgia commit is polished for a high school offensive lineman.
DB: Eric Berry
6-0, 180, Atlanta (Ga.)
Summer camp standout absolutely blanketed receivers in one-on-one drills last year.
ATH: Joe McKnight
5-11, 180, River Ridge (La.)
John Curtis
Versatile athlete is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.
ATH: John Chiles
6-2, 190, Mansfield (Texas)
Though playing quarterback, Chiles is as athletic as they come. Could be a serious receiving threat.

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