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Look Ahead: Monster matchups

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FROM THE ROAD: 2011 Offense | 2011 Defense | Underclassmen | Butler C.C. vs. Coffeyville C.C.
Rivals.com analysts are canvassing the country again this week to check out the top talent in person. Here's where they'll be and where their attention - prospects listed alphabetically - will be focused.
Analyst: Brian Perroni
Game: Jenks (Okla.) at Moore (Okla.) Southmoore, Thursday
Top prospects:
Ashton Henderson Jenks, 6-2/321, DT, 2012 prospect
Does the big junior defensive tackle have what the quickness and athleticism it will take to be a national recruit?
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Langer highlightsClick Zack Langer Jenks, 6-0/190, RBHere to view this Link.
The two-star Tulsa pledge is a big back who has put up very good numbers in his career. Will it translate to the college level?
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Martin highlightsClick Trent Martin Jenks, 6-2/220, ILBHere to view this Link.
The earliest Tulsa pledge for the class of 2011, Martin has dominated on the camp circuit at both linebacker and tight end. Is he back from an injury enough to be a top defender?
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Thompson highlightsClick Kendal Thompson Southmoore, 6-2/180, DQBHere to view this Link.
The Oklahoma commit has been hot and cold at various camps and combines. Does he deserve a bump back up to four-star status?
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Thompson has missed the past several weeks with a knee injury but is expected to make his return this weekend. Jenks is traditionally one of the top teams in the state and this year is no different as the Trojans come into the contest with a 7-0 record.
Analyst: Barry Every
Game: Atlanta (Ga.) Grady vs. Atlanta St. Pius X, Friday
Top Prospects:
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Caffey highlightsClick Marcus Caffey, Grady, 6-0/175, RBHere to view this Link.
Does he have the size and strength to eventually become an every-down back at the next level?
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Smith highlightsClick Geno Smith, St. Pius X, 6-0/165, CB (2012) Here to view this Link.
Is he the top corner prospect in the state of Georgia for 2012?
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Swann highlightsClick Damian Swann, Grady, 6-0/175, ATHHere to view this Link.
What position is he most likely to play in college cornerback, safety or receiver?
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Coach Ronnie Millen brings his Grey Knights in at 6-1 hoping to avenge two consecutive losses to the Golden Lions. He has won 23 games to six loses over the past three years with hopes of getting past the second round of the playoffs in AAA. Coach Paul Standard has racked up 27 wins since 2008 versus four losses. His team was only one win away from the state semi-final game last season.
Analyst: Chris Nee
Game: De Funiak Springs (Fla.) Walton at Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic, Friday
Top Prospects:
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Lee highlightsClick Deon Lee Walton, 6-4/215, DEHere to view this Link.
Lee is a tall, lean defensive end who uses his speed to get around the edge and pressure the quarterback. He possesses a good frame for adding weight at the next level. Lee holds more than a dozen offers at this time but has yet to narrow the field when it comes to his recruitment.
Dalvon Stuckey Walton, 6-3/295, DT (2012)
Stuckey is an early commitment to Florida State in the 2012 class. Stuckey already carries a lot of weight on his solid frame and has room to add more down the road. He is a mauler in the middle of the defensive line.
Chris Hall Walton, 6-3/215, DT (2012)
Hall is the defensive end that plays opposite of Deon Lee on the Walton defensive line. He is similar in build and style as he relies heavily on his speed off the edge. Iowa State is his first offer.
Luke Adams Catholic, 6-4/225, DE (2012)
Adams is a tall, athletic defensive end who also plays basketball. He has a frame that could really fill out over the next 18 months leading up to college. He has had a strong junior season and is quickly closing in on double digit sacks. He is still waiting on his first offer.
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Pettway highlightsClick D.J. Pettway Catholic, 6-3/255, DEHere to view this Link.
Pettway is a Rivals250 prospect who is firmly committed to Alabama. Pettway has the size and athleticism to be a good fit as a defensive end in Alabama's 3-4 system.
Demarius Rancifer Catholic, 6-3/210, LB
Rancifer is a three-star linebacker who is a tackling machine in the Catholic defense. He is quickly closing in on 100 tackles on the season. He has racked up a number of offers, but has Kentucky, Ole Miss, and UCF at the top of his current list.
James Elliott Catholic, 6-4/305, OL
Elliott is an offensive tackle for the Crusaders who relies heavily on his strength to open holes and protect his quarterback in the pocket. He has more than a dozen offers with Louisville and Michigan being two schools that he will likely officially visit.
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White highlightsClick Shaun White Catholic, 6-0/195, QBHere to view this Link.
White is a dual-threat quarterback for Catholic. He is a bit on the short side, at just 6-foot, but makes a lot of things happen with both his arm and his legs. He has battled a minor ankle injury this season. He holds offers from FIU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, and UAB.
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Sumler highlightsClick Marquis Sumler Catholic, 5-9/180, RBHere to view this Link.
Sumler is a talented running back for Catholic who is closing in on 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. It is the continuation of a strong career for him at Catholic. He holds a handful of offers at this time, including Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Middle Tennesee, Iowa State, and Memphis.
Analyst: Brian Perroni
Game: Galena Park (Texas) North Shore at La Porte (Texas), Friday
Top Prospects:
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Flowers highlightsClick Sedrick Flowers North Shore, 6-3/280, OGHere to view this Link.
The Texas commit is the nation's No. 1 offensive guard prospect. Playing tackle for North Shore, will he be able to make the transition inside at the next level?
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Jones highlightsClick Miketavious Jones North Shore, 5-10/157, CBHere to view this Link.
The Oklahoma State commit is another in a long line of top defensive backs from the Houston-area football factory.
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Matthews highlightsClick Derrick Matthews North Shore, 6-0/190, OLBHere to view this Link.
The Houston commit is very athletic and makes a ton of plays but is he big enough to play outside linebacker at the next level?
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Webb highlightsClick Anthony Webb La Porte, 5-11/180, RBHere to view this Link.
The speedy back is finally getting his turn in the feature role and the Houston commit is making the most of it this season, averaging over 6.5 yards per carry.
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La Porte has surprised many this season with a 6-1 overall record. Both teams come in undefeated in district play and the title could be on the line in this game. North Shore has a very talent-laden junior class and the Mustangs have one of the top offensive lines in the Houston area.
Analyst: Brian Perroni
Game: Brenham (Texas) at Houston (Texas) Northbrook, Saturday
Top prospects:
Brandon Alexander Brenham 6-6/235, SDE
The former basketball player moved in from Louisiana this offseason and has seen his stock soar with a big start to his senior year.
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Brown highlightsClick Malcolm Brown Brenham, 6-1/270, DT, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
Perhaps the state's top junior interior defensive lineman, is he big enough to play noseguard in college?
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Cole highlightsClick Timothy Cole Brenham, 6-2/212, OLB, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
The speedy defender has already picked up several offers after a huge start to his junior campaign.
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Edwards highlightsClick Derek Edwards Brenham, 6-1/165, WRHere to view this Link.
The Texas Tech pledge is also a standout in track. Can the speedster's slender frame handle the physicality it takes to go over the middle?
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Green highlightsClick Troy Green Brenham, 6-1/192, Brenham, RB, 2012 prospectHere to view this Link.
Though he is a productive back, could his future actually be as a linebacker at the next level?
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Poehlmann highlightsClick John Poehlmann Brenham, 6-5/261, OLHere to view this Link.
Does the Rice commitment have the frame to add enough weight to play offensive tackle in college?
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