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shylo3716
10-02-2010, 01:40 PM
From 2000 & up who was the biggest HS recruit in your state?

My states biggest HS recruit was......
Vidal Hazelton-Hargrave Military Academy-Chatham,VA*
Technically he does not count because he's from Staten Island,NY

Percy Harvin-Landstown HS-Virginia Beach,VA
Percy has been the biggest thing to come out of VA on the HS level since Ronald Curry.

katnip
10-03-2010, 11:16 AM
CT

I guess Aaron Hernandez. I think he's the only 4 star recruit from this state

superman8456
10-03-2010, 07:10 PM
CT

I guess Aaron Hernandez. I think he's the only 4 star recruit from this state

Khairri Fortt and Silas Redd are pretty good too and were both 4* star prospects. Both freshmen at Penn State.

Don Vito
10-03-2010, 07:18 PM
For Massachusetts I'd say DE Jim Unis (BC) in 2002. DE Corey Eason (BC) in 2007, TE Arthur Lynch (UGA) and OT Brennan Williams (UNC) in 2009 are possibilities too. Not really a recruiting hotbed, but MA and all of New England has really been starting to produce some much better talent the last few years.

BRAVEHEART
10-03-2010, 07:24 PM
California, too many to name.

Saints-Tigers
10-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Joe McKnight and Ryan Perriloux recently.

FML.

marshallb
10-03-2010, 07:25 PM
MN

Unless I'm forgetting someone and don't think I am, and not knowing much or being able to find much about recruiting from the 2001 class, I'd probably have to say it's between Joe Mauer QB and Seantrel Henderson OT both from Cretin Derham Hall - St. Paul, MN. Mauer had scholarship offers from all over the country and chose Florida State before he ultimately decided to play pro baseball. Henderson chose USC over numerous other offers from football powerhouses, but when USC was banned from postseason play he was let out of his scholarship and went to Da U.

Michigan
10-03-2010, 07:29 PM
MI

Ronald Johnson >:(

wonderbredd24
10-03-2010, 07:33 PM
MI

Ronald Johnson >:(
Mark Ingram is from Flint.

Michigan
10-03-2010, 07:34 PM
Mark Ingram is from Flint.

Noone knew his name in HS, and there have been better players from MI since 2000.

BRAVEHEART
10-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Noone knew his name in HS, and there have been better players from MI since 2000.

Will Campbell, Nick Perry, Brandon Graham

Woody56
10-03-2010, 07:52 PM
MN

Unless I'm forgetting someone and don't think I am, and not knowing much or being able to find much about recruiting from the 2001 class, I'd probably have to say it's between Joe Mauer QB and Seantrel Henderson OT both from Cretin Derham Hall - St. Paul, MN. Mauer had scholarship offers from all over the country and chose Florida State before he ultimately decided to play pro baseball. Henderson chose USC over numerous other offers from football powerhouses, but when USC was banned from postseason play he was let out of his scholarship and went to Da U.

Michael Floyd was a big recruit also

marshallb
10-03-2010, 08:02 PM
Michael Floyd was a big recruit also

Yea, he was a big time recruit, also from Cretin Derham Hall, but he wasn't on the level of Mauer and Henderson, who were ranked by some as the top recruits in the country(Henderson for sure, and iirc Mauer was too).

jballa838
10-03-2010, 09:08 PM
Kasen Williams.
Jake Heaps
Johnathan Stewart
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
Jake Locker
JR Hasty/Steve Shilling

J52
10-03-2010, 09:23 PM
I'm from Florida so... just pick a name.

Michigan
10-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Will Campbell, Nick Perry, Brandon Graham

Eh... if i were to rank MI recruits based on "bigness":

1. Ronald Johnson
2. Charles Rogers
3. Ernest Shazor
4. LaMarr Woodley
5. Kelly Baraka
6. Gabe Watson
7. Kevin Grady
8. Brandon Graham
9. William Campbell
10. Kyle Brown

tjsunstein
10-03-2010, 11:59 PM
Tamba Hali
Greg Olsen
Brian Toal
Dwayne Jarrett
Eugene Monroe
Myrone Rolle
Atwine Perez
Will Hill

CashmoneyDrew
10-04-2010, 01:34 AM
I guess Michael Oher's recruitment was kinda a big deal.

Patrick Turner, Chris Donald, Jacques Smith are the other Tennesseans I can think of off the top of my head.

Preston
01-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Probably Martez Wilson in the last 5 years.

VoteLynnSwan
01-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Probably Martez Wilson in the last 5 years.

Kyle Prater
Martez Wilson

those are the top 2 in the last 5

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-26-2011, 01:59 PM
Jesse Palmer? Lol. Even though he is not since 2000.

keylime_5
01-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Top recruit in Ohio since 2002:

2002-Mike D'Andrea/Maurice Clarett
2003-Donte Whitner/Prescott Burgess
2004-Ted Ginn Jr.
2005-Alex Boone/Jamario O'Neal/Mario Manningham
2006-Chris Wells
2007-Ben Martin/Eugene Clifford
2008-Mike Adams
2009-John Simon/Melvin Fellows/JT Turner
2010-Jordan Hicks
2011-Braxton Miller

top recruit out of Ohio during the past decade was Ted Ginn Jr., though Chris Wells was the #1 player in the country in 2006.

Complex
01-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Kwame Harris I guess

I can't think of any big time recruits from Delaware, except this one guy who went to my school named Corey Sanders who dominated Harris in the state championship game. To bad he got locked up in high school, he got offers from a bunch of schools and was going to Miami.

islandboy843
01-30-2011, 06:57 PM
A.J Green
Daquan Bowers
Carlos Dunlap
Robert Quinn
Marcus Lattimore
Ricky Sapp
Stephen Gilmore

I'm going to say Bowers because he was getting sucked off by scouts so much

keylime_5
01-30-2011, 07:01 PM
A.J Green
Daquan Bowers
Carlos Dunlap
Robert Quinn
Marcus Lattimore
Ricky Sapp
Stephen Gilmore

I'm going to say Bowers because he was getting sucked off by scouts so much

clearly it's gonna end up being Jadeveon Clowney. Best DE prospect in a generation at least.

Pat Sims 90
01-30-2011, 07:21 PM
Ted Ginn Jr in Ohio

Josh Jenkins in WV only one i could i can think of off the top of my head

StickSkills
03-28-2011, 03:46 AM
For PA... Terrelle Pryor

yupyup
12-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Minnesota

All the CDH kids (Mauer, Michael Floyd, Seantrel Henderson)
Willie Mobley and Walker Ashley were 4 stars
Best pro's have been from Wayzata in James Laurinaitis and Marion Barber

MassNole
12-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Minnesota

All the CDH kids (Mauer, Michael Floyd, Seantrel Henderson)
Willie Mobley and Walker Ashley were 4 stars
Best pro's have been from Wayzata in James Laurinaitis and Marion Barber

Chris Weinke (who was the #1 QB in HS back before color television) also went to that HS did he not?

yupyup
12-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Chris Weinke (who was the #1 QB in HS back before color television) also went to that HS did he not?

Yes he did. I forgot about him, but he was before the year 2000.

Brent
12-20-2011, 12:17 AM
Adrian Peterson

Hines
12-20-2011, 12:25 AM
PA:

Terrelle Pryor
Noah Spence

Cigaro
12-20-2011, 12:42 AM
A.J Green
Daquan Bowers
Carlos Dunlap
Robert Quinn
Marcus Lattimore
Ricky Sapp
Stephen Gilmore

I'm going to say Bowers because he was getting sucked off by scouts so much

Jadaveon Clowney was a superior recruit to all those. But damn, South Carolina is a hotbed for extremely talented defensive ends(LSU's Sam Montgomery also from here).

mdmgrand
01-31-2012, 02:14 AM
For Wisconsin

John Clay and Josh Oglesby, both in 2007

Travis Beckum, who I thought was going to be a great Linebacker for Wisconsin, but they turned him into a Tight End, which they already had, Graham and Kendricks

You don't get too many blue chippers here in Wisconsin

Babylon
09-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Kasen Williams.
Jake Heaps
Johnathan Stewart
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
Jake Locker
JR Hasty/Steve Shilling

I'd say in order:

Reggie Williams
Kasen Williams
Taylor Mays
Jake Locker (best if you count baseball)
David DeCastro
Stephen Shilling

Let me add Jonathon Stewart before someone takes me to task.

Steve Shilling

georgiafan
09-04-2012, 02:44 PM
According to the people on scout.com the best player they ever scouted in UGA was LB Tray Blackman who went to Auburn for a few years.

Babylon
09-04-2012, 05:18 PM
According to the people on scout.com the best player they ever scouted in UGA was LB Tray Blackman who went to Auburn for a few years.

Might as well throw Herschel Walker in there, he was good enough to cover all the decades.

Shreckart
11-08-2012, 12:33 PM
Oklahoma

Probably Ryan Broyles, he was a 4* coming out (went to my HS). There's also Alex Ross from Jenks, OK who was the #12 RB out of last years class. Committed to OU.

YAYareaRB
11-08-2012, 05:37 PM
I feel like doing one for everywhere I've lived..

California: Jimmy Clausen.. so many though

Hawaii: Manti Te'o

Arkansas: Mitch Mustain

Utah: Cooper Bateman, Lynn Katoa, Haloti Ngata

MassNole
11-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Oklahoma

Probably Ryan Broyles, he was a 4* coming out (went to my HS). There's also Alex Ross from Jenks, OK who was the #12 RB out of last years class. Committed to OU.

Was David Oku from Oklahoma?

Bert Macklin
11-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Ryan Perrilloux, Joe McKnight, Chad Jones

just to name a few.

Shreckart
11-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Was David Oku from Oklahoma?

Yes, and no. He went to school at Carl Albert but then transferred to a school in Lincoln during his senior year. So originally yes, but he didn't graduate from a school in Oklahoma. I guess he played his ball in Oklahoma but didn't actually finish up.

I forgot all about him though, I was just thinking local in Norman.

Austin Haywood was another big name coming out of South Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma. He became very lazy from what I heard from people I know who play(ed) football at OU/have parents in the AD department and eventually quit and transferred to a local CC to just do school. Had some potential for a TE, but didn't do anything with it. One of the best just "pure athletes" coming out of HS, he was in my graduating class and I watched him play basketball too against my school. Very good at basketball as well.

FUNBUNCHER
11-17-2012, 09:54 AM
Kasen Williams.
Jake Heaps
Johnathan Stewart
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
Jake Locker
JR Hasty/Steve Shilling

No Taylor Mays??

badgerbacker
04-29-2013, 11:46 AM
For Wisconsin

John Clay and Josh Oglesby, both in 2007

Travis Beckum, who I thought was going to be a great Linebacker for Wisconsin, but they turned him into a Tight End, which they already had, Graham and Kendricks

You don't get too many blue chippers here in Wisconsin

Probably would put Beckum's Oak Creek teammate Raymond Henderson on there too. Didn't do anything in college but was a pretty decent DE recruit. Also Rhyan Anderson and Brian Calhoun from earlier years from Oak Creek as well.

Looking at Rivals it had Justin Ostrowski as a 5 star DE (#2 positional, #22 national) from Portage in the class of 2003 who ended up going to UW, but I couldn't remember him at all. After a little research, looks like he had to quit football before his JR year due to knee injuries. Tyler Donovan and Joe Thomas were 4 stars that year, as well.

A lot of the "big time" recruits from the state have been disappointments (other than Thomas, Beckum, and Calhoun to a lesser extent), but a decent number of guys that end up being quality players by the end of their careers.

Jcn92
04-29-2013, 01:05 PM
From 2000 & up who was the biggest HS recruit in your state?

My states biggest HS recruit was......
Vidal Hazelton-Hargrave Military Academy-Chatham,VA*
Technically he does not count because he's from Staten Island,NY

Percy Harvin-Landstown HS-Virginia Beach,VA
Percy has been the biggest thing to come out of VA on the HS level since Ronald Curry.

Pretty soon it might be Da'Shawn Hand. Number one player in 2014 class.

K Train
04-29-2013, 01:20 PM
cool thread. Pryor wins PA in a blowout

MassNole
04-29-2013, 01:31 PM
Pretty soon it might be Da'Shawn Hand. Number one player in 2014 class.

No way he passes Percy Harvin, and I think he already lost his #1 overall rating on at least one site.

Jcn92
04-29-2013, 01:56 PM
Looking back at Rivals Florida rankings and realizing a TON of five stars from the state have disappointed (this is my homestate too, not being a hater). Torrey Davis, James Wilson, Marcus Forston, Matt Patchan, Ray Ray Armstrong, Jacobbi McDaniel, Fred Rouse, Demetrice Morley are just a few since 2005 that I feel didn't live up to their five star status in college.

In terms of the best player to come out of the state? In the Rivals.com era I would have to say it has to be Trent Richardson in my opinion. There are few other players that I recall when they were coming out it being a huge deal. Here they are.

2006 - CJ Spiller, RB, Lake Butler, Clemson
A player whose recruitment I didn't follow but went back and read about was CJ Spiller. All the big schools were in on this guy, USC, Florida, Clemson, Florida State. How he ever got out of the state of Florida is something I will never understand. Him choosing Clemson over Florida and FSU has to be one of the biggest recruiting surprises ever.

2007 - Noel Devine, RB, North Fort Myers, WVU
Devine was the first player that I can remember watching his highlight tape on YouTube, and to this day I am still amazed by it. He really was perfect for Rich Rodriguez's offense at West Virginia, unfortunately he only got to play for one year under Rodriguez. I thought there was no way he would be at WVU for all four years.

2008 - Patrick Johnson (Peterson), CB, Pompano Beach, LSU
I remember there was so much hype around him when he was in high school and his recruitment was very fun to follow. Specifically I remember him going to the famous USC Rising Stars camp in the summer of 2007 and putting on a show. His display there was so impressive he moved up to the number three overall ranking in the next edition of the Rivals 100.

2009 - Andre Debose, WR, Seminole, Sanford, Florida
Like Devine I first learned about Debose because someone posted his highlights on YouTube and they began circulating the internet. I remember him being so damn fast. He'd be surrounded by defenders and you'd say "there's no way he's getting out of that" and sure enough he would go into the fifth gear and run right past them. It's a shame how injuries have hurt him while he was at Florida. He really was the perfect person to succeed Percy Harvin at Florida. He still has a year left and I'm pulling for him.