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October 21, 2010

Look Ahead: Monster matchups

FROM THE ROAD: 2011 Offense | 2011 Defense | Underclassmen | Butler C.C. vs. Coffeyville C.C.

Rivals.com analysts are canvassing the country again this week to check out the top talent in person. Here's where they'll be and where their attention - prospects listed alphabetically - will be focused.


Analyst: Brian Perroni

Game: Jenks (Okla.) at Moore (Okla.) Southmoore, Thursday

Top prospects:
Ashton Henderson Jenks, 6-2/321, DT, 2012 prospect
Does the big junior defensive tackle have what the quickness and athleticism it will take to be a national recruit?
Zack Langer Jenks, 6-0/190, RB
Langer highlights
The two-star Tulsa pledge is a big back who has put up very good numbers in his career. Will it translate to the college level?
Trent Martin Jenks, 6-2/220, ILB
Martin highlights
The earliest Tulsa pledge for the class of 2011, Martin has dominated on the camp circuit at both linebacker and tight end. Is he back from an injury enough to be a top defender?
Kendal Thompson Southmoore, 6-2/180, DQB
Thompson highlights
The Oklahoma commit has been hot and cold at various camps and combines. Does he deserve a bump back up to four-star status?

Quick Kicks:
Thompson has missed the past several weeks with a knee injury but is expected to make his return this weekend. Jenks is traditionally one of the top teams in the state and this year is no different as the Trojans come into the contest with a 7-0 record.


Analyst: Barry Every

Game: Atlanta (Ga.) Grady vs. Atlanta St. Pius X, Friday

Top Prospects:
Marcus Caffey, Grady, 6-0/175, RB
Caffey highlights
Does he have the size and strength to eventually become an every-down back at the next level?
Geno Smith, St. Pius X, 6-0/165, CB (2012)
Smith highlights
Is he the top corner prospect in the state of Georgia for 2012?
Damian Swann, Grady, 6-0/175, ATH
Swann highlights
What position is he most likely to play in college cornerback, safety or receiver?

Quick Kicks:
Coach Ronnie Millen brings his Grey Knights in at 6-1 hoping to avenge two consecutive losses to the Golden Lions. He has won 23 games to six loses over the past three years with hopes of getting past the second round of the playoffs in AAA. Coach Paul Standard has racked up 27 wins since 2008 versus four losses. His team was only one win away from the state semi-final game last season.


Analyst: Chris Nee

Game: De Funiak Springs (Fla.) Walton at Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic, Friday

Top Prospects:
Deon Lee Walton, 6-4/215, DE
Lee highlights
Lee is a tall, lean defensive end who uses his speed to get around the edge and pressure the quarterback. He possesses a good frame for adding weight at the next level. Lee holds more than a dozen offers at this time but has yet to narrow the field when it comes to his recruitment.
Dalvon Stuckey Walton, 6-3/295, DT (2012)
Stuckey is an early commitment to Florida State in the 2012 class. Stuckey already carries a lot of weight on his solid frame and has room to add more down the road. He is a mauler in the middle of the defensive line.
Chris Hall Walton, 6-3/215, DT (2012)
Hall is the defensive end that plays opposite of Deon Lee on the Walton defensive line. He is similar in build and style as he relies heavily on his speed off the edge. Iowa State is his first offer.
Luke Adams Catholic, 6-4/225, DE (2012)
Adams is a tall, athletic defensive end who also plays basketball. He has a frame that could really fill out over the next 18 months leading up to college. He has had a strong junior season and is quickly closing in on double digit sacks. He is still waiting on his first offer.
D.J. Pettway Catholic, 6-3/255, DE
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Pettway is a Rivals250 prospect who is firmly committed to Alabama. Pettway has the size and athleticism to be a good fit as a defensive end in Alabama's 3-4 system.
Demarius Rancifer Catholic, 6-3/210, LB
Rancifer is a three-star linebacker who is a tackling machine in the Catholic defense. He is quickly closing in on 100 tackles on the season. He has racked up a number of offers, but has Kentucky, Ole Miss, and UCF at the top of his current list.
James Elliott Catholic, 6-4/305, OL
Elliott is an offensive tackle for the Crusaders who relies heavily on his strength to open holes and protect his quarterback in the pocket. He has more than a dozen offers with Louisville and Michigan being two schools that he will likely officially visit.
Shaun White Catholic, 6-0/195, QB
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White is a dual-threat quarterback for Catholic. He is a bit on the short side, at just 6-foot, but makes a lot of things happen with both his arm and his legs. He has battled a minor ankle injury this season. He holds offers from FIU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, and UAB.
Marquis Sumler Catholic, 5-9/180, RB
Sumler highlights
Sumler is a talented running back for Catholic who is closing in on 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. It is the continuation of a strong career for him at Catholic. He holds a handful of offers at this time, including Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Middle Tennesee, Iowa State, and Memphis.


Analyst: Brian Perroni

Game: Galena Park (Texas) North Shore at La Porte (Texas), Friday

Top Prospects:
Sedrick Flowers North Shore, 6-3/280, OG
Flowers highlights
The Texas commit is the nation's No. 1 offensive guard prospect. Playing tackle for North Shore, will he be able to make the transition inside at the next level?
Miketavious Jones North Shore, 5-10/157, CB
Jones highlights
The Oklahoma State commit is another in a long line of top defensive backs from the Houston-area football factory.
Derrick Matthews North Shore, 6-0/190, OLB
Matthews highlights
The Houston commit is very athletic and makes a ton of plays but is he big enough to play outside linebacker at the next level?
Anthony Webb La Porte, 5-11/180, RB
Webb highlights
The speedy back is finally getting his turn in the feature role and the Houston commit is making the most of it this season, averaging over 6.5 yards per carry.

Quick Kicks:
La Porte has surprised many this season with a 6-1 overall record. Both teams come in undefeated in district play and the title could be on the line in this game. North Shore has a very talent-laden junior class and the Mustangs have one of the top offensive lines in the Houston area.


Analyst: Brian Perroni

Game: Brenham (Texas) at Houston (Texas) Northbrook, Saturday

Top prospects:
Brandon Alexander Brenham 6-6/235, SDE
The former basketball player moved in from Louisiana this offseason and has seen his stock soar with a big start to his senior year.
Malcolm Brown Brenham, 6-1/270, DT, 2012 prospect
Brown highlights
Perhaps the state's top junior interior defensive lineman, is he big enough to play noseguard in college?
Timothy Cole Brenham, 6-2/212, OLB, 2012 prospect
Cole highlights
The speedy defender has already picked up several offers after a huge start to his junior campaign.
Derek Edwards Brenham, 6-1/165, WR
Edwards highlights
The Texas Tech pledge is also a standout in track. Can the speedster's slender frame handle the physicality it takes to go over the middle?
Troy Green Brenham, 6-1/192, Brenham, RB, 2012 prospect
Green highlights
Though he is a productive back, could his future actually be as a linebacker at the next level?
John Poehlmann Brenham, 6-5/261, OL
Poehlmann highlights
Does the Rice commitment have the frame to add enough weight to play offensive tackle in college?



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