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Rivals.coms top five classes by position

A big piece of the recruiting rankings puzzle
is how teams do individually at each position, and Rivals.com is proud to
present an in-depth look at the top five teams at each of the positions.
There were some interesting battles for the top
spot at each position - including at quarterback. Were Xavier Lee and
Drew Weatherford enough to put Florida State on top or did Texas Tech beat
them out with their signal-callers?
Find out this and more in this Rivals.com exclusive.
Quarterback
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Florida State grabs the top spot at the
position with the additions of
Xavier Lee and
Drew
Weatherford. However, Texas Tech should be commended for the job they
did with the additions of
Graham Harrell and
Robert Johnson. Oklahoma - with quarterback
Rhett Bomar - has the No. 3 class for quarterback.
Running back
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Look out ACC defenses because the Miami running
back class is simply scary. The addition of
Andrew Johnson on signing day was sweet. Oklahoma with the nation's No.
1 running back,
Adrian Peterson, is at No. 2. Iowa State produced the nation's No. 3
class with the especially sweet addition of
Webster Patrick, the nation's No. 1 all-purpose back. Georgia's running
back class is highlighted by fullback
Brannan Southerland.
Wide receiver
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It's scary to think about what SEC defensive
coordinators will have to defend with the nation's No. 1 receiver
Early Doucet and five-star receiver
Xavier Carter heading to LSU. Texas replenished the big three receivers
with a class that features five receivers, including star
Myron Hardy and
George Walker. The Wolverines' class is also sweet at receiver with
Adrian Arrington and
Doug
Dutch starring.
Tight end
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Ohio State nabs the top tight end class with
four-star commitments from
Chad
Hoobler and
Rory
Nicol. Sun Devil fans have to be pumped about their tight end class that
includes the nation's top tight end -
Zach
Miller.
Offensive line
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With five star commitments from three offensive
linemen ranked as five star players, including the nation's top offensive
lineman,
Jeff
Byers, USC ranks at No. 1. Michigan's offensive line class is solid and
at No. 2, followed by Florida State, LSU and Miami.
Defensive tackle
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LSU nabbed the top defensive tackle class in
the nation with the additions of sparkplug defensive tackle
Marlon Favorite and juco stud
Claude Wroten. Bama and coach Mike Shula scored the nation's No. 2
defensive tackle class and the late addition of
Lorenzo Washington was especially sweet. Tenessee, Texas and South
Carolina round out the top five for the defensive tackles.
Defensive end
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USC - again - grabbed another No. 1 ranking at
a position with five-star defensive end
Jeff
Schweiger Jr. as the best end in the Trojan class. Not far behind USC
are Florida and Georgia. The Gators' class is bolstered by five-star pick
Derrick Harvey. UGA's top defensive end is
Brandon Miller, the nation's No. 1 weakside defensive end.
Linebacker
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Florida State's class at linebacker might be
one of the best backer classes in recent memory. With additions of
Lawrence Timmons and
Jae
Thaxton, the Seminole class is smoking. USC's LB class is also something
special with five-star juco linebacker
Ryan
Powdrell and five-star high school linebacker
Keith Rivers topping the list.
Defensive back
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Along with cleaning up at linebacker, Florida
State tore its opponents to shreds with its defensive back class. Watch out for
Tony Carter,
Trevor Ford and
J.R.
Bryant at corner for FSU. Ohio State and Florida's classes are
impressive with OSU led by
Ted
Ginn Jr., the No. 2 player in the nation, and UF led by
Kyle
Jackson, the No. 2 safety in the nation.
Athlete
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Ramarucs Brown,
Alonzo Bryant and
Michael Grant for UGA, enough said.
SirDarean Adams was a huge get for Michigan State and puts them at No.
2. A&M is at No. 3 with future running back
Samson Taylor and
D.J.
Davis leading the way.
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