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Rivals250 has 15 new names

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Thepost-summerRivals250forthe2011classincludes15prospectsthatwerepreviouslyunranked.
WetakeacloserlookatthenewfacesintheRivals250andRivals.com'srecruitinganalystsgivetheirthoughtsonwhyeachofthemdeservestoberankedamongthetop250prospectsinthenation.
NewtotheRivals250
CBLouchiezPurifoy,6-0/170,Pensacola(Fla.)PineForest
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RANK:No.116
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoFlorida
WHYHE'SINTHE250:It'shardtobelieveittookthisguysolongtolandmajoroffers.Purifoyisabigcornerwithelitespeedandgoodballskills.He'sphysicalatthelineofscrimmagebuthismakeupspeediswhatreallyseparateshim.Withhissizeandspeedandhislimitedexperienceplayingthecornerbackposition,Purifoyhasatonofupside.
-BARTONSIMMONS
CBFloydRaven,6-2/180,Reserve(La.)EastSt.John
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RANK:No.122
SCHOOLS:TexasA&MandOleMissarehighonhislist.IsanofferfromLSUontheway?
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Forakidthatonlyhasoneyearofexperienceplayingorganizedfootball,it'sprettyunbelievablethekindofpotentialFloydRavenhas.He'sabigkidwithgoodspeedandathleticismwhoisstilllearningthecornerbackposition.Everycampheattendedinwhichheactuallyworkedout,Ravenearnedanoffer.Asapureathlete,Ravenisoneofthemostintriguingplayersinthisentireclass.-B.S.
LBKendallThompson,6-3/232,Carthage(Texas)
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RANK:No.140
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoTexas
WHYHE'SINTHE250:ThompsonhashelpedCarthagetoback-to-backstatetitles.Heisaguythat,althoughheplayslinebackerinhighschool,therewereoriginallyquestionsabouthisathleticismandwhetherhemightbemovedtodefensiveendincollege.Overthepastyearhehasgottenleanerandimprovedhisquickness.Thereisnodoubtheisacollegelinebackernow.HeshowedhisathleticismthissummerattheGridironKingstournament,doingagoodjobofcoveringreceiversthatwerequiteabitsmallerthanhim.ThompsonplaysboththerunandpasswellandshouldseethefieldprettyearlyatTexas.-BRIANPERRONI
LBA.J.Johnson,6-3/226,Gainesville(Ga.)
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JohnsonHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.141
SCHOOLS:FloridaleadsalonglistofschoolsinthehuntforJohnson.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:JohnsonwasoneofthetopprospectsatFlorida'sFridayNightLights.Helookslikeadefensiveendbutmoveslikealinebacker.Hehasimprovedhisspeedandlateralquicknessquiteabitsincethelasttimehewasevaluatedandhewasthebestlinebackerattheeventwhenitcametocoveringbacksone-on-one.-MIKEFARRELL
TERichardRodgers,6-4/230,Shrewsbury(Mass.)St.John's
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RANK:No.182
SCHOOLS:Cal,BostonCollege,Maryland,NotreDame,Oregon,Minnesota,VirginiaandWestVirginiahaveoffered.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Rodgersisahugeathletewhocouldplaymanypositionsincollege.HedominatedtheBostonCollegesummercampandshowedhehastightendsizebutwidereceiverspeedandskills.NotreDamewantshimasalinebacker,CalandothersasatightendandBCandothersasawidereceiver.Hecandoitallandhisupsideisimpressive.
-M.F.
WRJuniorPomee,MorenoValley(Calif.)RanchoVerde
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RANK:No.186
SCHOOLS:OncecommittedtoUCLA,PomeehasacurrenttopfiveofOregon,OregonState,UCLA,ArizonaandFlorida.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:PomeecameoutofnowheretodominateatFlorida'sFridayNightLights,finishingrightwithA.C.Leonardasthetopprospect.He'sanotherjumbosizedreceiverwhoeveryonethinksisatightendbasedoneyeballinghimbuthehaswideoutskills.Hedominatedinsideandoutsideinone-on-onesnotonlywithhissizebutgoodroute-runningandsurprisingspeed.
-M.F.
OTChrisBryant,ChicagoSimeon
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BryantHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.193
SCHOOLS:MichiganandStanfordareamongalonglistofschoolsthathaveofferedBryant.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:BryantabsolutelydestroyedthecompetitionattheSoundMindSoundBodycampthissummer,averystrongcampfeaturingtopprospectsfromtheDetroitareaandbeyond.Hehasapowerfulpunchandmoveshisfeetverywell.Heisanaturalathleteinabigbody.-GREGLADKY
WRJaylonDenson,6-3/190,Hoover(Ala.)
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RANK:No.195
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoAuburn
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Densondidn'tgetalotofattentionheadingintothisseasonbecauseoftwoFBSseniorsinhisreceivingcorpslastyearbutwithsomeoutstandingperformancesin7-on-7,he'snolongeranunknown.Densonisabig,physicalreceiverwithbigstronghandswhorunsgreatroutesandwhoshouldbeverydangerousintheredzone.-B.S.
OTJosueMatias,UnionCity(N.J.)
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RANK:No.207
SCHOOLS:Holdsmorethan20scholarshipoffersandhopestohaveadecisionbyDecember.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Matiasisanewfilmevaluationandisadominantoffensivetackleprospectdespitestillbeingabitraw.He'saggressive,hecanmovewell,hehasgoodfeetandheplayshard.Hissizeandabilitytonotonlydominatetheplayerinfrontofhimbutalsohitmovingtargetsmakeshimthebestoffensivelinemaninthestate.-M.F.
CBDavidJenkins,6-1/185,Carrollton(Texas)Hebron
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RANK:No.209
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoLSU
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Jenkinsreallysawhisstocksoarthisoffseasonwhenmoreevaluatorswereabletoseehiminperson.He'sacornerbackwithgoodsizeandgreatspeedthatcanmakeplaysonthefootball.IntheTexasstate7-on-7tournament,healsoshowedofalotofversatilityashisteam'stopbig-playthreatinspotdutyonoffense.-B.S.
SSheldonRoyster6-0/185,JerseyCity(N.J.)St.Peter'sPrep
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RANK:No.216
SCHOOLS:Illinois,Louisville,NorthCarolina,Pitt,Rutgers,SouthCarolina,SyracuseandWestVirginiahaveofferedRoyster.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:RoysterwasexcellentinleadinghisteamtothetitleattheRutgers7-on-7tournamentthissummerandshowedmuchmorerangethanexpected.Hisstrengthonfilmisaboutbeingphysical,hittingandsupportingtherunbutinpasscoverageinspacehewasveryinstinctual,closesverywellandwasmuchmoreathleticthanexpected.Hecouldbeastrongorfreesafety.-M.F.
LBAmarloHerrera,6-1/224,CollegePark(Ga.)NorthClayton
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RANK:No.223
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoGeorgia
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Herreraisabigkidwhoisextremelyphysicalasadownhilllinebackerandhelovestocompete.DespitebeinganearlyGeorgiacommitment,Herrerahasbeenveryactiveallspringandsummergettingtocampsand7-on-7events.Hishardworkispayingoffashehasalreadymadestridesasabigkidinpasscoverage.
-B.S.
OGBrandonClemons,6-4/253,Milford(Pa.)DelawareValley
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RANK:No.229
SCHOOLS:Stillopenwithadouble-digitofferlist.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Clemonsisanewfilmevaluationandhecouldbeadefensiveend,defensivetackle,offensivetackleorguard.Heisveryathleticandmovessowellforabigmanthatit'seasytoseewhymanyschoolsaretellinghimhecanplayoffenseordefense.Hehasalongframetofillout,isgoodatreachingthesecondlevelandisabigathletewithgreatpotential.-M.F.
LBJakeKeefer,6-4/215,Baldwin(Wis.)Woodville
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RANK: No. 230
SCHOOLS: Committed to Wisconsin
WHY HE'S IN THE 250: Keefer really impressed at Wisconsin's prospect camp. He has a big frame to build on, but what is most impressive is his foot quickness and fluidness. He is able to move across the field and inside the box with speed and quickness. Keefer will grow into a monster linebacker at Wisconsin with the ability to chase the ball carrier around the field. - G.L.
LB Jabari Hunt-Days, 6-2-226, Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove
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RANK: No. 237
SCHOOLS: Committed to Georgia Tech
WHY HE'S IN THE 250: Had tremendous showings at NUC's Southeast Ultimate100 and National Ultimate100 combines. His size is ideal for a linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3, is very intelligent and has hips on a swivel allowing him to cover faster, smaller backs. - BARRY EVERY
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