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HoopsDemon12
06-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Just a look back at the 2002 recruiting class... a discussion about who lived up to the hype... who didnt... who surprised and where they are now... open discussion
1 Vincent YoungHouston (TX) Madison QB 6-5/195 Texas
2 Haloti NgataSalt Lake City (UT) Highlands DT 6-5/310 Oregon
3 Lorenzo BookerVentura (CA) St. Bonaventure RB 5-11/178 Florida State
4 Ben OlsonThousand Oaks (CA) QB 6-5/205 list
5 Reggie McNealLufkin (TX) Lufkin ATH 6-2/210 Texas A&M
6 Chris DavisSt. Petersburg (FL) Catholic ATH 6-0/170 Florida State
7 Ryan MooreOrlando (FL) Dr. Phillips WR 6-4/188 Miami-FL
8 Marcus VickNewport News (VA) Warwick High QB 6-0/185 Virginia Tech
9 Leon WashingtonJacksonville (FL) Andrew Jackson DB 5-10/180 Florida State
10 Ciatrick FasonJacksonville (FL) Fletcher RB 6-1/210 Florida
11 Kai ParhamVirginia Beach (VA) Princess Anne DE 6-4/230 Virginia
12 Gerald Riggs Jr.Chattanooga (TN) Red Bank RB 6-0/220 Tennessee
13 Rodrique WrightAlief (TX) Hastings DT 6-5/330 Texas
14 Michael JohnsonNewport News (VA) Heritage High RB 5-10/180 Virginia
15 Justin BlalockPlano (TX) East OL 6-4/325 Texas
16 DiShon PlattPunta Gorda (FL) Charlotte High School WR 6-0/170 Florida State
17 Ricardo HurleyGreenwood (SC) LB 6-3/235 South Carolina
18 Nathan RhodesBakersfield (CA) East OL 6-7/305 Washington
19 Brandon JeffriesShelby (NC) Crest OL 6-5/265 Tennessee
20 Trent EdwardsLos Gatos (CA) QB 6-4/190 Stanford
21 Deljuan RobinsonHernando (MS) DE 6-4/288 Mississippi State
22 Jerious NorwoodBrandon (MS) RB 6-1/200 Mississippi State
23 Marquis JohnsonChampaign (IL) Centennial High School WR 6-3/190 Texas
24 Derek MorrisHuntersville (NC) North Mecklenburg OL 6-6/350 NC State
25 Darren WilliamsClarksdale (MS) DB 6-3/205 Mississippi State
26 Pat WatkinsTallahassee (FL) Lincoln High School DB 6-4/190 Florida State
27 Ahmad BrooksWoodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton LB 6-3/230 Virginia
28 Devin HesterRiviera Beach (FL) Suncoast DB 5-11/180 Miami-FL
29 Mike D'AndreaAvon Lake (OH) LB 6-3/230 Ohio State
30 James BanksIndianapolis (IN) Ben Davis QB 6-3/195 Tennessee
31 Zach LatimerAurora (CO) Gateway High School LB 6-4/215 Oklahoma
32 Ben ObomanuSelma (AL) WR 6-2/182 Auburn
33 Gabriel WatsonSouthfield (MI) DT 6-4/320 Michigan
34 Jonathan MapuKahuku (HI) DE 6-3/265 Tennessee
35 Edorian McCulloughGarland (TX) North Garland DB 5-11/190 Texas
36 Marcedes LewisLong Beach (CA) Poly TE 6-6/233 UCLA
37 Maurice ClarettWarren (OH) Harding RB 6-0/230 Ohio State
38 Bryan PickrylJenks (OK) DE 6-6/225 Texas
39 Lonnie DavisJacksonville (FL) Ed White DE 6-4/255 Florida State
40 Justin ZwickMassillon (OH) Washington High School QB 6-4/205 Ohio State
41 A.J. NicholsonWinston-Salem (NC) Mount Tabor LB 6-2/232 Florida State
42 Rhema McKnightLa Palma (CA) Kennedy High WR 6-3/180 Notre Dame
43 Julian JenkinsCollege Park (GA) Woodward Academy DE 6-5/230 Stanford
44 Marvin ByrdsongLongview (TX) LB 6-3/235 Mississippi State
45 Marcus JacksonNorcross (GA) DE 6-3/235 Georgia
46 Kyle WilliamsDallas (TX) Highland Park OL 6-7/271 Southern Cal
47 DaBryan BlantonForney (TX) ATH 6-0/165 Oklahoma
48 DeShawn WynnCincinnati (OH) Reading RB 6-0/215 Florida
49 Kedric GolstonTyrone (GA) Sandy Creek DT 6-5/285 Georgia
50 Justin VincentLake Charles (LA) Barbe RB 6-0/205 LSU
51 Eric WinstonMidland (TX) Lee TE 6-7/255 Miami-FL
52 Darnell BingLong Beach (CA) Poly DB 6-2/205 Southern Cal
53 Aaron HarrisMesquite (TX) North Mesquite LB 6-0/230 Texas
54 Richard WashingtonFort Myers (FL) WR 6-1/175 NC State
55 Jarrad PageSan Leandro (CA) San Leandro DB 6-1/190 UCLA
56 Winston JusticeLong Beach (CA) Poly OL 6-7/297 Southern Cal
57 Gavin DickeyTallahassee (FL) Lincoln High School QB 6-0/190 Florida
58 Kamerion WimbleyWichita (KS) Northwest High DE 6-4/225 Florida State
59 Tamba HaliTeaneck (NJ) DE 6-4/245 Penn State
60 Jason CarterJenks (OK) Jenks DB 6-0/178 Oklahoma
61 Chris BakerOsceola (AR) ATH 6-2/185 Arkansas
62 Hershel DennisLong Beach (CA) Poly RB 5-11/190 Southern Cal
63 David RichardSt. Louis (MO) Hazelwood East RB 6-2/220 Michigan State
64 Tony UgohSpring (TX) Westfield OL 6-6/275 Arkansas
65 Jason AllenMuscle Shoals (AL) ATH 6-2/200 Tennessee
66 Derek LandriConcord (CA) De La Salle High School OL 6-3/280 Notre Dame
67 Lester Ricard Jr.Denham Springs (LA) Amite QB 6-4/195 LSU
68 Doug DatishWarren (OH) Howland High School OL 6-5/285 Ohio State
69 Donny MateakiHonolulu (HI) Iolani DE 6-6/260 Washington
70 Parys HaralsonCanton (MS) Madison Central DE 6-2/235 Tennessee
71 Eric McNealGardena (CA) Serra DB 6-4/195 UCLA
72 Quinn PitcockPiqua (OH) DT 6-4/285 Ohio State
73 Mario WhitneyJackson (MO) Jackson RB 6-0/190 Missouri
74 Aaron MillerFresno (CA) Edison High DB 6-2/175 Oklahoma
75 Selvin YoungHouston (TX) Jersey Village RB 6-0/195 Texas
76 Akieem JollaNew Orleans (LA) St. Augustine WR 6-2/180 Miami-FL
77 Aaron KirklandFayetteville (NC) Jack Britt TE 6-5/240 Tennessee
78 David HorneOmaha (NE) Central High School RB 6-0/195 Nebraska
79 Nick TurnerAtlanta (GA) Washington High School RB 5-11/191 Mississippi State
80 A.J. DavisDurham (NC) Northern High DB 6-0/177 NC State
81 Chase PittmanShreveport (LA) Evangel Christian DT 6-4/265 Texas
82 Manuel WrightLong Beach (CA) Poly DT 6-7/315 Southern Cal
83 Jonathan WadeShreveport (LA) Evangel Christian ATH 5-11/180 Tennessee
84 Montae PittsLoachapoka (AL) ATH 6-1/180 Auburn
85 Heath BenedictHighstown (NJ) The Peddie School OL 6-6/285 Tennessee
86 Kyle BrownWest Bloomfield (MI) WR 6-1/195 Michigan State
87 Micheal HawkinsCarrollton (TX) Turner DB 6-1/170 Oklahoma
88 Devin AromashoduMiami (FL) Springs Senior WR 6-2/185 Auburn
89 Neale TweedieAllen (TX) Allen OL 6-5/260 Texas
90 Blake MackeyBakersfield (CA) WR 6-3/185 Colorado
91 Anthony MartinezAshland (VA) Patrick Henry QB 6-4/220 Virginia
92 William CooperFlint (MI) Northern High School DB 6-1/185 Michigan State
93 Randy HandFort Myers (FL) Estero OL 6-6/300 Florida
94 Nate HarrisMiami (FL) Edison LB 6-2/212 Miami-FL
95 Rob SmithFort Thomas (KY) Highlands High School OL 6-4/290 Tennessee
96 Matt GutierrezConcord (CA) De La Salle High School QB 6-4/208 Michigan
97 Curtis JustusPerry (OK) Perry TE 6-7/210 Miami-FL
98 Davin JosephHallandale (FL) OL 6-4/290 Oklahoma
99 Kyle WilliamsRuston (LA) DT 6-3/290 LSU
100 Jim UnisGloucester (MA) DE 6-5/225 Boston College

P.S sorry for the jumble.. it looks diff when i go to post.. and i cant figure out how to change it so my bad..

BUSTKUNTLAWL
06-14-2007, 07:25 PM
23 Marquis Johnson Champaign (IL) Centennial High School WR 6-3/190 Texas

Whatever happened to this kid?

HoopsDemon12
06-14-2007, 07:46 PM
23 Marquis Johnson Champaign (IL) Centennial High School WR 6-3/190 Texas

Whatever happened to this kid?

went to junior college for a year then redshirted for the red raiders... spent last season learning the offence and figures to be a decent contributor for them next season..

HoopsDemon12
06-14-2007, 07:57 PM
I could be wrong but im pretty sure thats the deal with him

VY10
06-15-2007, 09:33 AM
Texas had 3 5* recruits that didn't finish - and still managed to have one of the greatest recruiting classes of all-time.

I think it is fair to say Vince Young lived up to his number 1 ranking.

YAYareaRB
06-15-2007, 11:12 AM
34 Jonathan MapuKahuku (HI) DE 6-3/265 Tennessee

That's my homie!

I like how it still has Chase Pittman to Texas.. lol I didn't know Lorenzo Booker went to Bonnies.. He should have went to USC

constant cough
06-15-2007, 11:52 AM
1 Vincent YoungHouston (TX) Madison QB 6-5/195 Texas
2 Haloti NgataSalt Lake City (UT) Highlands DT 6-5/310 Oregon
9 Leon WashingtonJacksonville (FL) Andrew Jackson DB 5-10/180 Florida State
22 Jerious NorwoodBrandon (MS) RB 6-1/200 Mississippi State
26 Pat WatkinsTallahassee (FL) Lincoln High School DB 6-4/190 Florida State
27 Ahmad BrooksWoodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton LB 6-3/230 Virginia
28 Devin HesterRiviera Beach (FL) Suncoast DB 5-11/180 Miami-FL
36 Marcedes LewisLong Beach (CA) Poly TE 6-6/233 UCLA
59 Tamba HaliTeaneck (NJ) DE 6-4/245 Penn State
99 Kyle WilliamsRuston (LA) DT 6-3/290 LSU

Have all showed promise so far.

Then there are 2nd and 3rd year guys who haven't really gotten a chance yet.

5 Reggie McNealLufkin (TX) Lufkin ATH 6-2/210 Texas A&M
10 Ciatrick FasonJacksonville (FL) Fletcher RB 6-1/210 Florida
13 Rodrique WrightAlief (TX) Hastings DT 6-5/330 Texas
32 Ben ObomanuSelma (AL) WR 6-2/182 Auburn
33 Gabriel WatsonSouthfield (MI) DT 6-4/320 Michigan
51 Eric WinstonMidland (TX) Lee TE 6-7/255 Miami-FL
52 Darnell BingLong Beach (CA) Poly DB 6-2/205 Southern Cal
56 Winston JusticeLong Beach (CA) Poly OL 6-7/297 Southern Cal
65 Jason AllenMuscle Shoals (AL) ATH 6-2/200 Tennessee
88 Devin AromashoduMiami (FL) Springs Senior WR 6-2/185 Auburn


The rookies.

15 Justin BlalockPlano (TX) East OL 6-4/325 Texas
20 Trent EdwardsLos Gatos (CA) QB 6-4/190 Stanford
42 Rhema McKnightLa Palma (CA) Kennedy High WR 6-3/180 Notre Dame
48 DeShawn WynnCincinnati (OH) Reading RB 6-0/215 Florida
50 Justin VincentLake Charles (LA) Barbe RB 6-0/205 LSU
64 Tony UgohSpring (TX) Westfield OL 6-6/275 Arkansas

And then there is is:

8 Marcus VickNewport News (VA) Warwick High QB 6-0/185 Virginia Tech
37 Maurice ClarettWarren (OH) Harding RB 6-0/230 Ohio State


I probably leaving a few people off.

Sniper
06-15-2007, 03:53 PM
1 Vincent YoungHouston (TX) Madison QB 6-5/195 Texas
2 Haloti NgataSalt Lake City (UT) Highlands DT 6-5/310 Oregon
9 Leon WashingtonJacksonville (FL) Andrew Jackson DB 5-10/180 Florida State
22 Jerious NorwoodBrandon (MS) RB 6-1/200 Mississippi State
26 Pat WatkinsTallahassee (FL) Lincoln High School DB 6-4/190 Florida State
27 Ahmad BrooksWoodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton LB 6-3/230 Virginia
28 Devin HesterRiviera Beach (FL) Suncoast DB 5-11/180 Miami-FL
36 Marcedes LewisLong Beach (CA) Poly TE 6-6/233 UCLA
59 Tamba HaliTeaneck (NJ) DE 6-4/245 Penn State
99 Kyle WilliamsRuston (LA) DT 6-3/290 LSU

Have all showed promise so far.

Then there are 2nd and 3rd year guys who haven't really gotten a chance yet.

5 Reggie McNealLufkin (TX) Lufkin ATH 6-2/210 Texas A&M
10 Ciatrick FasonJacksonville (FL) Fletcher RB 6-1/210 Florida
13 Rodrique WrightAlief (TX) Hastings DT 6-5/330 Texas
32 Ben ObomanuSelma (AL) WR 6-2/182 Auburn
33 Gabriel WatsonSouthfield (MI) DT 6-4/320 Michigan
51 Eric WinstonMidland (TX) Lee TE 6-7/255 Miami-FL
52 Darnell BingLong Beach (CA) Poly DB 6-2/205 Southern Cal
56 Winston JusticeLong Beach (CA) Poly OL 6-7/297 Southern Cal
65 Jason AllenMuscle Shoals (AL) ATH 6-2/200 Tennessee
88 Devin AromashoduMiami (FL) Springs Senior WR 6-2/185 Auburn


The rookies.

15 Justin BlalockPlano (TX) East OL 6-4/325 Texas
20 Trent EdwardsLos Gatos (CA) QB 6-4/190 Stanford
42 Rhema McKnightLa Palma (CA) Kennedy High WR 6-3/180 Notre Dame
48 DeShawn WynnCincinnati (OH) Reading RB 6-0/215 Florida
50 Justin VincentLake Charles (LA) Barbe RB 6-0/205 LSU
64 Tony UgohSpring (TX) Westfield OL 6-6/275 Arkansas

And then there is is:

8 Marcus VickNewport News (VA) Warwick High QB 6-0/185 Virginia Tech
37 Maurice ClarettWarren (OH) Harding RB 6-0/230 Ohio State


I probably leaving a few people off.


The Prison Cell Block F Football Team is gonna have a nice QB/RB combo to run the option ;)

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
06-15-2007, 04:44 PM
This was a great recruiting class. Most of these guys atleast turned out to be pretty decent.

YAYareaRB
06-15-2007, 05:02 PM
AJ Hawk (10)

HoopsDemon12
06-15-2007, 05:17 PM
AJ Hawk (10)

ya.. l like it when little known prospects become extremly good players... like Poz and Shaw... hawk isnt on there right.. i looked twice but could have missed it

Green Bay Scat
06-15-2007, 09:29 PM
Earl Bennett people. He was a 3star and he rewritin the record books of the SEC

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=29743&sport=1

HoopsDemon12
06-15-2007, 11:21 PM
Earl Bennett people. He was a 3star and he rewritin the record books of the SEC

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=29743&sport=1

and my tied for my favorite wide reciever of this class with adarius bowman... i think bennett will be great

OhioState
06-16-2007, 04:34 PM
AJ Hawk (10)

i love it!!

Jonny
06-16-2007, 06:13 PM
2002 was a turning point for Rutgers, recruiting-wise. It was the first time Schiano pulled in a really Big East-caliber class, instead of fighting the Lehighs and Lafayettes of the world for recruits.

A lot of the big names washed out, but the Scarlet Knights did land two cornerstones in Ryan Hart and Brian Leonard. Those additions helped build credibility in the years to come.

America
06-16-2007, 06:38 PM
ya.. l like it when little known prospects become extremly good players... like Poz and Shaw... hawk isnt on there right.. i looked twice but could have missed it

Patrick Willis was a 3 star and now he is amazing.

HoopsDemon12
06-17-2007, 01:17 AM
Patrick Willis was a 3 star and now he is amazing.

wow what!?? did not know that.. learn something new everyday

Hey who are the 1-3 star and the odd 4 star that didnt make this list yet player in or got drafted into the L?

Gchu83
06-17-2007, 02:21 AM
Hey who are the 1-3 star and the odd 4 star that didnt make this list yet player in or got drafted into the L?

Brian Robison (drafted 3rd round by Minni) was a 1 star coming out of Splendora, TX.

SeanTaylorRIP
06-17-2007, 08:42 AM
Michael Johnson biggest disappointment ever, he was supposed to be what Reggie Bush was. His 4.26 forty made me drool, I was so ecstatic when he turned down offers from Miami, Florida, Tech, etc...

Don Vito
06-17-2007, 09:34 AM
My team played against Jim Unis (#100 on that list) when I was a freshman and he was a senior. He was absolutely amazing. His career was ended by concussions at the beginning of his sophmore season, after starting as a freshman. If anyone saw the Army AA game that year he was one of the best players on te team. I wish he never got hurt, he could've been something special.

There are a lot of those "what could have been" cases in this class, a lot of top recruits who just never did anything.

keylime_5
06-17-2007, 11:38 AM
Texas and Ohio State had the top 2 recruiting classes that year. Both lived up to the hype. Troy Smith and Vince Young were both great players for each team. In 2005 Texas was the best team, OSU the 3rd best or so. In 2006 Ohio State was #2 and Texas was pretty good too.

keylime_5
06-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Patrick Willis was a 3 star and now he is amazing.

Hawk was a 3 star nobody. He turned out to be the best LB in that class.

SuperMcGee
06-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Manny Lawson was a 2-star from this class. To lesser impression, so was Bazuin.

2 Star QBs = Alex Smith, Colt Brennan
0-star QB = Jared Zabransky!

-black
06-17-2007, 01:28 PM
Texas and Ohio State had the top 2 recruiting classes that year. Both lived up to the hype. Troy Smith and Vince Young were both great players for each team. In 2005 Texas was the best team, OSU the 3rd best or so. In 2006 Ohio State was #2 and Texas was pretty good too.

FSU had 3 players in the top 10, 4 in the top 16. Im sure FSU was ranked in the top 2 by many recruiting services....

a shame how some of their careers turned out

-black
06-17-2007, 01:29 PM
lol @ 0 star prospects

P-L
06-17-2007, 02:18 PM
According to Rivals the top classes that year were:

1. Texas
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. Florida State
5. Ohio State
6. Auburn
7. Oklahoma
8. Miami (FL)


And Scout:

1. Texas
2. Oklahoma
3. Ohio State
4. Miami (FL)
5. Tennessee
6. Florida State
7. UCLA
8. Texas A&M