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Look ahead: Big game in Arkansas

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FROMTHEROAD:2011Offense|2011Defense|Underclassmen
Rivals.comanalystsarecanvassingthecountryagainthisweektocheckoutthetoptalentinperson.Here'swherethey'llbeandwheretheirattention-prospectslistedalphabetically-willbefocused.
Analyst:ChrisNee
Game:Orlando(Fla.)OlympiaatApopka(Fla.),Thursday
Topprospects:
QuaBarnesApopka,5-8/179,ATH,2012recruit
Barnesisa2012athleteusedintheoffensivebackfieldbyApopka.Hesplitscarries,butwhengiventheopportunityhasprovenhimselfasasolidbackwhocanbreakbigplays.
TyDarlingtonApopka,6-3/265,OL,2012recruit
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Darlingtonisalreadyamajor2012offensivelinetargetwhohasrackedupmorethanadozenoffers.Doeshehavethesizetoplayoffensivetackleorwillhebeaninteriorlinemanatthenextlevel?
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EaddyhighlightsClickHenryEaddyOlympia,5-8/170,WRHeretoviewthisLink.
EaddyisanundersizedwidereceiverwhohasalreadypledgedtoWashingtonState.Doeshepossessthenecessaryskillstobeaslotreceiveratthenextlevel?
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GreenhighlightsClickDeonGreenOlympia,6-3/270,DTHeretoviewthisLink.
GreenhaspledgedhisservicestoSouthCarolina.ThebiggestquestionsurroundingGreeniswhetherornothepossessesthesizenecessarytoremaininsideorthespeedtostayontheedge.
CorianHamiltonOlympia,6-2/210,DB
Hamiltonisanathleticsafetyprospectwhoiswillingtoplayphysical.Isheacompletesafetyorcanhebepickedoninthepassinggame?Heholdsnearlytwodozenoffersatthistime.
JamesHamiltonOlympia,6-4/325,OL,2012recruit
Hamiltonisamassivejuniorlinemanalreadygettingseriousinterestfromanumberofcolleges.Ishisfutureatoffensivetackleoroffensiveguard?
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MyershighlightsClickIsiahMyersOlympia,6-0/170,WRHeretoviewthisLink.
MyersisanotherwidereceiverfromOlympiathathascommittedtoWashingtonState.Isitpossiblethathecanuseastrongseniorseasonasaspringboardtomoreoffers.
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SmithhighlightsClickTomSmithApopka,5-10/205,RBHeretoviewthisLink.
SmithisalongtimecommitmenttoTennessee.Heisastrong,compactrunnerwithgoodspeedwhohitstheholewithauthority.
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WaseemhighlightsClickSpencerWaseemApopka,5-10/170,DBHeretoviewthisLink.
WaseemisadefensivebackthathaspledgedhisservicestoWashingtonState.HeisyetanotherApopkadefensivebackmovingontoDivisionI,followingthepathofLoWoodfromthe2010class.


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Lastseason,OlympiadeliveredApopkaitsfirstlossoftheseason.…Lastweekend,Smithrushedfor332yardson36carriesandrackedupfivetouchdownsfortheBlueDarters,whoare6-1ontheseason.Olympiaalsoentersthegamesittingat6-1.
Analyst:BarryEvery


Game:Springfield(Mo.)HillcrestatRepublic(Mo.),Thursday


TopProspects:
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Green-BeckhamhighlightsClickDorialGreen-Beckham6-6/220,WR,2012prospectHeretoviewthisLink.
IsGreenoneofthosespecialathletesthatwillhavecollegecoachessteppingontopofoneanothertogethissignature?SomesayhecouldbethenextRandyMoss.


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Thisisararelateseasonnon-regiongame.…TheHornetsareledbycoachJohnBeckhamwhoisinhisthirdseasonatthehelm.,whileRepubliciscoachedbyKirkThompson.Histeamhasstruggledtoputuppointsthisyearbuthisdefensehasbeenverystingy.
Analyst:AdamGorney


Game:HarborCity(Calif.)Narbonnevs.Carson,Calif.,Friday


TopProspects:
ThaxterEvertonNarbonne,6-2/212,WR,2012prospect
Evertonwasimpressiveonthecampcircuitthissummer.Doeshehavetheabilitytocarryoverthoseperformancestohisjuniorseason?Canheconsistentlygetopenagainstathleticdefensivebacks?
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LevingstonhighlightsClickDontaeLevingstonNarbonne,6-5/279,OGHeretoviewthisLink.
Levingstonhaslotsofbig-timeofferswithSMUandOregonleadinginhisrecruitment.DoeshehavethepowertodominatedefensivetacklesandcreatebigholesforNarbonne'srunningattack?
DarreusRogersCarson,6-2/194,WR,2012prospect
RogershasbeenoneofthebestreceiversintheLosAngelesCitysectionthisseasonandisquicklyemergingasoneofthetopjuniorprospectsinthearea.USCisalreadyseriouslyinvolvedwithhim.
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WillishighlightsClickDionWillisCarson,5-8/168,RBHeretoviewthisLink.
Willisaveragesmorethan8yardspercarryandhescoredthreetouchdownsina69-0victorylastweekend.CanWilliscontinuetoputupthosekindsofnumberstoprovehe'soneofthesleeperrunningbacksinSouthernCalifornia?


QuickKicks:
LevingstonhasseriousinterestinSMUandeventookanofficialvisittherelastweekend.HesaidwithquarterbackConnerPrestonanddefensiveendDavonMorelandfromtheLosAngelesareaalreadycommitted,theMustangsareputtingtogetheragreatclasshe'dconsiderjoining.…Carsonhasalsowonthreeinarowandoutscoreditslasttwoopponents,120-22.
Analyst:MikeFarrell


Game:McKeesport,Pa.atMonroeville(Pa.)Gateway,Friday


TopProspects:
HodariChristianMcKeesport,6-1/195,LB,2013prospect
ChristianhasD-Ipotentialdespitelackinggreatsizeasasophomore.Heisveryactivebutwillhebeabletogrowintohisframeandgainthesizeneeded?
CodyConwayGateway,6-4/200,DE,2012prospect
Conwayhasbeensogoodthisseasonhehassupplantedolderplayerstoearnhisstartingrole.Hehastheheight,butishestrongenoughandquickenoughtobeahigh-levelD-1recruit?
DarinFranklinGateway,5-8/185,RB,2013prospect
Franklinistheleadingrusheronhisteamasasophomoreandisverythickdespitehislackofheight.HowwillhefareagainsttwoD-Ilineman?
SamGooden,McKeesport,5-9/195,RB
Goodenisn'tknowninrecruitingcircles,butheisontheradarofmanyMACteamsandwithastrongfinishtohissenioryear,couldearnsomeoffers.
R.J.Hughes,Gateway,6-4/275,OL,2013prospect
Hugheshasgreatsizeforasophomoreandisstartingonateamloadedwithcollegepotential.Isheatackleoraguardatthenextlevel?
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JacksonhighlightsClickBrandenJacksonMcKeesport,6-4/220,DEHeretoviewthisLink.
JacksonhasnumerousD-IoffersandhasalreadyvisitedTexasTechandRutgers,andwasatIowalastweekend.Howmuchweightcanhepackonhisframe?
KevinJohnsonMcKeesport,6-0/185,DB
Aseniorwithnooffers,Johnsonhashadahugeseason.MACandBigEastschoolsarewatchingclosely.
BrianJonesGateway,5-9/180,DB,2012prospect
JonesisagreatathleteandthebestprospectforGatewayinthe2012class.He'sastatstufferbutcanhemakeapushtobethenextfour-staratGateway?
BrandonMadjerchGateway,6-2/295,OL,2013prospect
AnothersophomorestarteronatalentedGatewayteam,Madjerchhasgoodsizeandpowerbuthowarehisfeet?
TyroneNealMcKeesport,6-1/215,LB,2012prospect
Nealhasgoodsizeforajuniorlinebackerandisagoodtackler,butdoeshehavethelateralquicknesstoplaymultiplelinebackerpositionsincollege?
JaymarParrishGateway,6-2/205,TE,2013prospect
Gatewaydoesn'tgotothetightendoften,soParrishismoreofablockerthanareceiveratthisstage.
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SimmonshighlightsClickDelvonSimmonsMcKeesport,6-5/265,DTHeretoviewthisLink.
SimmonsisoneofthebestdefensivetacklesinthecountryifyouaskmanydefensivelinecoachesintheBigTen,ACCandBigEast,especiallywiththehugesenioryearhe'shaving.
DelraySingletonMcKeesport,6-0/185,DB,2012prospect
Singletonhasgreatsizeforacornerback,especiallyatayoungage,butdoeshehavethehipsandathleticismtoplaythepositionatthenextlevel,orisheasafety?
EdStocketteMcKeesport,6-3/190,QB,2013prospect
Stocketteisyoungbuthehasverygoodsizeforasophomorequarterbackandhasshownleadership.Howarehismechanicsandarmstrength?
DarrylTurnerGateway,5-10/200,LB,2012prospect
Turnerisaphysicalplayerwhoisabig-timetackler,butdoeshehavethelateralabilityneededandhowdoeshecompensateforhislackofheight?
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WilliamshighlightsClickArmsteadWilliamsGateway,6-3/210,LBHeretoviewthisLink.
WilliamshasoffersfromIllinois,Iowa,Maryland,Michiganandothers.Asathree-starprospectinthestate'stop20,shouldheberankedhigher?
ChristianWilsonMcKeesport,6-6/305,OL,2012prospect
Wilsonhasgreatsizeforajunioroffensivetackleandhasgoodfeetaccordingtohiscoach.Butishemorethanjustabig,athleticprospect?
ThomasWoodson,Gateway,6-2/190,QB,2013prospect
Woodsonisveryyoungbuthasgoodsizeandplentyofupside.However,hehasthrownmoreinterceptionsthantouchdownsthisyear.


QuickKicks:
Gatewayhasproducedsevenprospectsrankedfour-starsorabovesince2005includingfivestarsJustinKing,CoreyBrownandDorianBell.…TopGatewayprospectseitherstayinstateorheadtotheBigTenasPittsburghhassignedfourplayersinrecentyears,PennStatehassignedtwoandOhioStatelandedtwo.
Analyst:ChrisNee
Game:Tampa(Fla.)GaitheratSeffner(Fla.)Armwood,Friday
Topprospects:
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GradyhighlightsClickJoshuaGradyArmwood,6-1/192,ATHHeretoviewthisLink.
GradyisatalentedathletethatplaysquarterbackforArmwood.Hehurtsopponentsbyusingbothhisarmandlegs.AmonghistopschoolsareWakeForest,USFandSyracuse.
ChadHannahGaither,6-5/215,DE
HannahrecentlylandedhisfirstofferfromRutgers,andhasotherschoolssuchasClemsonshowinghimagoodamountofinterest.
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JoneshighlightsClickMattJonesArmwood6-2/200,RB,2012prospectHeretoviewthisLink.
Jonesisalargerunningbackwhoisputtingupgaudynumbers.Heisinthediscussionfortopbacksinthenationforthe2011class.
CodyWaldropArmwood,6-4/315,OL,2012recruit
WaldropisatalentedoffensivelinemanwhoalreadyhasearlyinterestfromFloridaState,AuburnandAlabama.Waldropmoveswellforbeinga300-poundlineman.


QuickKicks:
Armwoodisaveragingjustshyof40pointspergamethisseason.TheHawksarecurrentlyundefeated.GaitherwasdefeatedbyArmwood52-0aseasonago.
Analyst:BarryEvery


Game:Springdale(Ark.)Har-BeratFayetteville(Ark.),Friday


TopProspects:
BrandonAllenFayetteville,6-2/214,PQB
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Many Razorback fans feel that this will be coach Bobby Petrino's next prolific signal-caller.
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Cook highlightsClick Brey Cook Har-Ber, 6-7/314, OTHere to view this Link.
Top prospect in Arkansas. What are the odds that he is the top OT in the country?
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Dean highlightsClick Demetrius Dean Fayetteville, 6-3/245, TEHere to view this Link.
Top tight end prospect in the state. Is he an every-down TE or a hybrid TE/WR?


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This game boasts the Nos. 1, 4, and 5 prospects in the state, all of whom are committed to Arkansas. … Har-Ber coach Chris Wood brings the defending 7A state champions in with a two-game winning streak over the host Bulldogs.
Analyst: Brian Perroni


Game: Dallas (Texas) Skyline at Richardson (Texas) Lake Highlands, Friday


Top Prospects:
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Bryant highlightsClick Marquel Bryant Skyline, 6-3/215, WDEHere to view this Link.
Is the Kansas State commitment a Big 12-caliber defender?
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Jinkens highlightsClick Peter Jinkens Skyline, 6-1/208, OLB, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
Many think the junior is one of the top overall recruits in the state. Can he live up to that billing?
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Johnson highlightsClick Thomas Johnson Skyline, 5-11/180, WR, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
After being out with an injury for the most of the season, Johnson is back in action. Can he show the skills that have earned him several early offers?
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Moore highlightsClick Mike Moore Skyline, 6-1/213, OLBHere to view this Link.
The Minnesota commit is just another in a long line of top linebackers at Skyline.
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Roland highlightsClick Desmond Roland Lake Highlands, 6-2/200, ATHHere to view this Link.
The big Oklahoma State commit wants to continue to play running back in college. Is he more suited to play wide receiver?
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Shannon highlightsClick Franklin Shannon Skyline, 6-2/210, SHere to view this Link.
Can the Oklahoma commit play safety effectively or is he a linebacker at the next level?
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Wallace highlightsClick Anthony Wallace Skyline, 6-2/220. ILBHere to view this Link.
The Rivals250 prospect struggled a bit on the camp circuit this spring and summer. Do his skills translate better in pads?


Quick Kicks:
Both teams come in with undefeated records in district and the title is on the line. … Both teams are full of other young prospects such as Trey Raybon, Kent Perkins and several others.
Analyst: Brian Perroni


Game: Willis (Texas) at Humble (Texas), Saturday


Top Prospects:
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Golden highlightsClick Autrey Golden Willis, 6-0/190, RB, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
The big junior back is averaging close to 10 yards per carry. Can he do it against a top defense?
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Kizzie highlightsClick Demarcus Kizzie Willis, 5-8/175, ATH, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
Is he a running back, receiver or cornerback at the next level?
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Nixon highlightsClick Fred Nixon Willis, 6-3/190, QB, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
One of the top junior quarterbacks in the state, he has thrown for 15 touchdowns with only one interception so far this year.
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West highlightsClick Quan West Willis, 6-5/200, WR, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
Can the big receiver play as well as he did this summer on the 7-on-7 circuit?


Quick Kicks:
Both teams are 7-1 overall and 5-0 in district play. … Willis has made a huge turnaround from a 3-7 record a year ago largely due to their stellar junior class. … Humble has a solid defensive line with juniors Kyndahl Hill, Paul Boyette Jr. and Zorrell Ezell.
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