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July 11, 2008

Category rankings: Athletes

VOTE: Fastest | Best ball skills | Most athletic | Best jumbo athlete


The Rivals.com recruiting experts have broken down countless hours of film and racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles to see the top prospects compete at events across the country. In the process of evaluating overall talent, several prospects gained notice for their mastery of specific skills.

We've selected the best of the best in each category for every position and ranked them. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every breaks down the athletes.

ATHLETE RANKINGS: Fastest | Best ball skills | Most athletic | Best jumbo athlete

5. DAVID WILSON, Danville (Va.) George Washington
Wilson highlights
PARTICULARS: 5-11/192
THE BUZZ: One of the top indoor 55-meter runners in the Atlantic region.
4. JOSH ROBINSON, Plantation (Fla.) High
Robinson highlights
PARTICULARS: 5-10/178
THE BUZZ: His best clocking in the 100 meters is 10.52 seconds.
3. RONNIE WINGO JR., St. Louis Saint Louis University High
Wingo Jr. highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-3/212
THE BUZZ: As a freshman, won 200 meters at AAU Junior Olympics.
2. DENARD ROBINSON, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High
Robinson highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-0/179
THE BUZZ: Finished third in the 100 meters (10.92) in Florida's largest classification.
1. DEVON SMITH, Waldorf (Md.) Westlake
Smith highlights
PARTICULARS: 5-7/140
THE BUZZ: Placed sixth at U.S. Junior Olympic Trials with a 10.59 clocking in the 100 meters.
OTHERS: Drayton Calhoun, Tucker (Ga.) High (LSU commitment); Larry Raper Shelby (N.C.) High (Clemson commitment); Ryan Swope, Austin (Texas) Westlake (Texas A&M commitment); Dennis Thames, Louisville (Miss.) High; Damien Thigpen, Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson (Tennessee commitment).
BEST BALL SKILLS
5. GREG REID, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes
Reid highlights
COMMITMENT: Florida
PARTICULARS: 5-9/175
THE BUZZ: Touches the ball as a running back, cornerback and return man, and has excelled at all three.
4. PATRICK HALL, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Hall highlights
COMMITMENT: USC
PARTICULARS: 6-1/181
THE BUZZ: In the past two years, he has played cornerback, wide receiver, running back and returned kicks, looking like a natural at every position.
3. JAMAL REID, Mayo (Fla.) Lafayette County
Reid highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-1/175
THE BUZZ: With nine picks and 42 receptions, he seems to have a real knack for the ball.
2. LOGAN THOMAS, Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville
Thomas highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-6/233
THE BUZZ: Even with a broken finger, he looked great catching the ball at the Chapel Hill Nike Camp.
1. COREY BROWN, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Brown highlights
COMMITMENT: Ohio State
PARTICULARS: 6-1/180
THE BUZZ: He demonstrated great balls skills while winning defensive back MVP honors at State College Nike Camp.
OTHERS: Adam Hall, Tucson (Ariz.) Palo Verde Magnet; Prince Kent, Norcross (Ga.) High; Byron Moore, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne (USC commitment); Dennis Thames, Louisville (Miss.) High; Kyle Van Noy, Reno (Nev.) McQueen.
MOST ATHLETIC
5. DAVID WILSON, Danville (Va.) George Washington
Wilson highlights
PARTICULARS: 5-11/192
THE BUZZ: One of the top triple-jumpers in the country.
4. JAMES BOYD, Los Angeles Jordan
Boyd highlights
COMMITMENT: USC
PARTICULARS: 6-4/211
THE BUZZ: He has played every position on his team except offensive line.
3. JEREMY GALLON, Apopka (Fla.) High
Gallon highlights
COMMITMENT: Michigan
PARTICULARS: 5-8/165
THE BUZZ: Talented two-way starter ran for 1,613 yards with the moves of a sidewinder.
2. RAY RAY ARMSTRONG, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
Armstrong highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-4/218
THE BUZZ: He played several positions quarterback, tight end, wide receiver, safety, linebacker and defensive end.
1. DONAVAN TATE, Cartersville (Ga.) High
Tate highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-2/195
THE BUZZ: Many experts project him as one of the top baseball players in the class of 2009. He is the son of former Georgia and NFL running back Lars Tate.
OTHERS: Patrick Hall, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure (USC commitment); Quintin Hunter, Orange (Va.) Orange County (Virginia commitment); Lonnie Pryor, Okeechobee (Fla.) High; Denard Robinson, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High; Corey Brown, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway.
BEST JUMBO ATHLETE
5. STORM KLEIN, Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley
Klein highlights
COMMITMENT: Ohio State
PARTICULARS: 6-2/220
THE BUZZ: Tough two-way starter played with a lacerated kidney in the state championship game.
4. DEXTER PRATT, Navasota (Texas) High
Pratt highlights
COMMITMENT: LSU
PARTICULARS: 6-2/227
THE BUZZ: He was district co-offensive player of the year after rushing for 2,054 yards and catching 12 passes for 365 yards.
3. RAY RAY ARMSTRONG, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
Armstrong highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-4/218
THE BUZZ: He projects at three positions at the next level linebacker, weakside defensive end and tight end.
2. RONNIE WINGO JR., St. Louis Saint Louis University High
Wingo Jr. highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-3/212
THE BUZZ: Huge running back with legitimate track speed.
1. LOGAN THOMAS, Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville
Thomas highlights
PARTICULARS: 6-6/233
THE BUZZ: Two-way starter excelled at wide receiver and linebacker last season, but will play quarterback this fall.
OTHERS: James Boyd, Los Angeles Jordan (USC commitment); Matt Coffee, Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) High (South Carolina commitment); Montrell Conner, Monroe (La.) Ouachita; Damario Jeffery, Columbia (S.C.) High; Kendall Gregory-McGhee, Aurora (Colo.) Cherokee Trail.



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