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SI/Takkle Top 100

The player rankings powered by Offense-Defense

Posted: Monday September 10, 2007 3:24PM; Updated: Tuesday September 11, 2007 2:10PM
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Who are the nation's top football players?

SI/Takkle Top 100

To find out TAKKLE teamed up with Offense-Defense, which for years has run camps across the country and scouted top athletes, to power the SI/TAKKLE Top 100. The O-D team, made up of former NFL players, coaches and scouts, compiled the most thorough evaluation of high school players around.

SI/Takkle Top 100

Offense-Defense used a number of variables in compiling the rankings, including 2006 stats, difficultly of a players' high school schedule and level of competition in the individual's state. In addition, O-D checked the athletes' background with coaches and guidance councilors and local officials to get a true sense of the intangibles. When all the information was gathered the O-D team huddled in its Myrtle Beach, S.C., war room and came up with the preseason rankings.

The class of 2008 is headlined by versatile quarterback Terrelle Pryor of Jeanatte High (Pittsburgh), but speedy running back Darrell Scott (St. Bonaventure, Ventura, Calif.) isn't far behind. Foley (Ala.) wide receiver Julio Jones, Summerville (S.C) wideout A.J. Green and St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) quarterback/safety Will Hill round out the top five.

These rankings will be updated throughout the season and will include season statistics, commitments and a list of schools the player is considering, and videos from Takkle.com. Check back in late September for the next update.

Here is a look at the complete list of the top 100 players in the class of 2008:

Rank Name School Ht./Wt. Pos. Stars
1. Terrelle Pryor Jeannette (Pittsburgh) 6-6/220 QB 5
2. Darrell Scott St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 6-0/215 RB 5
3. Julio Jones Foley (Ala.) 6-4/215 WR 5
4. A.J. Green Summerville (S.C.) 6-4/184 WR 5
5. Will Hill St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) 6-3/203 ATH 5
6. Arthur Brown Wichita (Kans.) East 6-1/225 LB 5
7. Nigel Bradham Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.) 6-2/230 LB 5
8. DeAngelo Tyson Statesboro (Ga.) 6-2/276 DT 5
9. Matt Kalil Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 6-7/281 OL 5
10. DaQuan Bowers Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) 6-4/267 DE 5
11. T.J. Bryant Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) 6-1/175 DB 5
12. Jermie Calhoun Van (Texas) 6-0/210 RB 5
13. E.J. Manuel Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.) 6-6/203 QB 5
14. Michael Brewster Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) 6-6/305 OL 5
15. Patrick Johnson Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.) 6-1/193 DB 5
16. R.J. Washington Fossil Ridge (Keller, Texas) 6-3/245 DE 5
17. D.J. Shoemate Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 6-0/219 ATH 5
18. Marcus Forston Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) 6-2/286 DT 5
19. Lucas Nix Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson Hills, Pa.) 6-6/295 OL 5
20. Stephen Good Paris (Texas) 6-5/290 OL 5
21. Tyron Smith Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.) 6-6/264 OL 5
22. Chancey Aghayere Garland (Texas) 6-4/244 DE 5
23. Kyle Rudolph Elder (Cincinnati) 6-6/229 TE 5
24. Steven Filer Mt. Carmel (Chicago) 6-3/220 LB 5
25. Matt Patchan Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 6-7/265 OL 5


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