football

Rivals250 has 15 new names

MORE:2011Rivals250|Twonewfive-starprospectsinRivals100|Rivals250rankingschat
Thepost-summerRivals250forthe2011classincludes15prospectsthatwerepreviouslyunranked.
WetakeacloserlookatthenewfacesintheRivals250andRivals.com'srecruitinganalystsgivetheirthoughtsonwhyeachofthemdeservestoberankedamongthetop250prospectsinthenation.
NewtotheRivals250
CBLouchiezPurifoy,6-0/170,Pensacola(Fla.)PineForest
Eaa7gj8pzpfj7grqarph
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
PurifoyHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.116
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoFlorida
WHYHE'SINTHE250:It'shardtobelieveittookthisguysolongtolandmajoroffers.Purifoyisabigcornerwithelitespeedandgoodballskills.He'sphysicalatthelineofscrimmagebuthismakeupspeediswhatreallyseparateshim.Withhissizeandspeedandhislimitedexperienceplayingthecornerbackposition,Purifoyhasatonofupside.
-BARTONSIMMONS
CBFloydRaven,6-2/180,Reserve(La.)EastSt.John
Phtzlibgpcdjvapvsaxa
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)
Nhiqjgyg2wyyglluayee
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
ThompsonHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
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.)
Th3totg4nrs1rxiwazxn
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
JohnsonHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.141
SCHOOLS:FloridaleadsalonglistofschoolsinthehuntforJohnson.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:JohnsonwasoneofthetopprospectsatFlorida'sFridayNightLights.Helookslikeadefensiveendbutmoveslikealinebacker.Hehasimprovedhisspeedandlateralquicknessquiteabitsincethelasttimehewasevaluatedandhewasthebestlinebackerattheeventwhenitcametocoveringbacksone-on-one.-MIKEFARRELL
TERichardRodgers,6-4/230,Shrewsbury(Mass.)St.John's
Image unavailable osqizb
RANK:No.182
SCHOOLS:Cal,BostonCollege,Maryland,NotreDame,Oregon,Minnesota,VirginiaandWestVirginiahaveoffered.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Rodgersisahugeathletewhocouldplaymanypositionsincollege.HedominatedtheBostonCollegesummercampandshowedhehastightendsizebutwidereceiverspeedandskills.NotreDamewantshimasalinebacker,CalandothersasatightendandBCandothersasawidereceiver.Hecandoitallandhisupsideisimpressive.
-M.F.
WRJuniorPomee,MorenoValley(Calif.)RanchoVerde
Tn5emlfzmcwgcwahxcwp
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
PomeeHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
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
C4ea05ky7eyve9ltlejy
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
BryantHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.193
SCHOOLS:MichiganandStanfordareamongalonglistofschoolsthathaveofferedBryant.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:BryantabsolutelydestroyedthecompetitionattheSoundMindSoundBodycampthissummer,averystrongcampfeaturingtopprospectsfromtheDetroitareaandbeyond.Hehasapowerfulpunchandmoveshisfeetverywell.Heisanaturalathleteinabigbody.-GREGLADKY
WRJaylonDenson,6-3/190,Hoover(Ala.)
Kgfe5h6k3mdo24kpfbbe
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
DensonHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.195
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoAuburn
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Densondidn'tgetalotofattentionheadingintothisseasonbecauseoftwoFBSseniorsinhisreceivingcorpslastyearbutwithsomeoutstandingperformancesin7-on-7,he'snolongeranunknown.Densonisabig,physicalreceiverwithbigstronghandswhorunsgreatroutesandwhoshouldbeverydangerousintheredzone.-B.S.
OTJosueMatias,UnionCity(N.J.)
Al172tydauvxpmq4u23s
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
MatiasHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.207
SCHOOLS:Holdsmorethan20scholarshipoffersandhopestohaveadecisionbyDecember.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Matiasisanewfilmevaluationandisadominantoffensivetackleprospectdespitestillbeingabitraw.He'saggressive,hecanmovewell,hehasgoodfeetandheplayshard.Hissizeandabilitytonotonlydominatetheplayerinfrontofhimbutalsohitmovingtargetsmakeshimthebestoffensivelinemaninthestate.-M.F.
CBDavidJenkins,6-1/185,Carrollton(Texas)Hebron
Nwczjpyukc6daxi2ugeb
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
JenkinsHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
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
Mipierjegjus60virp88
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
RoysterInterviewClickHeretoviewthisLink.
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
Bewu8noecrif6rku2jdx
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
HerreraHighlightsClickHeretoviewthisLink.
RANK:No.223
SCHOOLS:CommittedtoGeorgia
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Herreraisabigkidwhoisextremelyphysicalasadownhilllinebackerandhelovestocompete.DespitebeinganearlyGeorgiacommitment,Herrerahasbeenveryactiveallspringandsummergettingtocampsand7-on-7events.Hishardworkispayingoffashehasalreadymadestridesasabigkidinpasscoverage.
-B.S.
OGBrandonClemons,6-4/253,Milford(Pa.)DelawareValley
He9zksaehj8xqhx37wtz
RANK:No.229
SCHOOLS:Stillopenwithadouble-digitofferlist.
WHYHE'SINTHE250:Clemonsisanewfilmevaluationandhecouldbeadefensiveend,defensivetackle,offensivetackleorguard.Heisveryathleticandmovessowellforabigmanthatit'seasytoseewhymanyschoolsaretellinghimhecanplayoffenseordefense.Hehasalongframetofillout,isgoodatreachingthesecondlevelandisabigathletewithgreatpotential.-M.F.
LBJakeKeefer,6-4/215,Baldwin(Wis.)Woodville
Sgdshwrg9sjpuvzpbinf
D8xvdmav6b2vz2rnwmna
Keefer HighlightsClick Here to view this Link.
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
Dnbzdcubchazxnl7d12x
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
[rl]
Edit