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Posted: Tuesday February 3, 2009 12:28PM; Updated: Tuesday March 17, 2009 3:42PM

Bryce No. 1 in final Rivals Top 100

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East (Wichita, Kan.) RB Bryce Brown is the top recruit in the 2009 class

Matt Barkley and Russell Sheppard are the only two top 10 quarterbacks

Other than Brown, all listed players are scheduled to sign on Feb. 4

Rivals.com's Top 100 Recruits
Rank Player High School Stars Pos. Ht./Wt. College
1. Bryce Brown East (Wichita, Kans.) ***** RB 6-0/215 Tennessee
New No. 1: Earned Co-MVP in U.S. Army All-American game, rushing for 45 yards and catching two touchdown passes.

2. Rueben Randle Bastrop (La.) ***** WR 6-3/195 LSU
Playing out of position at quarterback as a senior, Randle passed for 2,461 yards and 20 touchdowns. He added 683 yards and 12 more touchdowns on the ground.

3. D.J. Fluker Foley (Ala.) ***** OL 6-7/350 Alabama
Big mover: Fluker completed two weeks of dominating performances at the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic and U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

4. Sheldon Richardson Gateway (St. Louis, Mo.) ***** DT 6-4/292 Missouri
U.S. Army All-American selection helped lead his team deep in the Missouri state playoffs by doing damage on both sides of the football. Had a quarterback sack, a hurry and a tackle for a loss in the Army game.

5. Matt Barkley Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Cali.) ***** QB 6-3/226 USC
Big mover: Earned MVP Award at the Under Armour All-American Game by passing for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

6. Trent Richardson Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) ***** RB 5-11/210 Alabama
Rushed for 2,090 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior.

7. Russell Shepard Cypress Ridge (Houston, Texas) ***** QB 6-1/179 LSU
In 2008, Shepard rushed for 835 yards and 11 touchdowns -- in his team's three playoff games.

8. Devon Kennard Desert Vista (Phoenix, Ariz.) ***** DE 6-3/257 USC
Notes: Was on his way to another amazing season after dominating this summer and the previous two seasons, but an injury has sidelined him for the rest of the season. Having him ranked here reflects Kennard's amazing potential.

9. Vontaze Burfict Centennial (Corona, Cali.) ***** LB 6-2/244 Arizona State
Was the third-leading tackler for the West team in the Army Bowl. He also dominated in all-star game practices, capping off an amazing senior season that saw him lead his team to a CIF title and a state championship.

10. Jelani Jenkins Our Lady Of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) ***** LB 6-2/220 Florida
Jenkins led his team to an 11-1 record as a senior and was a standout at the Crab Bowl and the Under Armour All-American Game.

11. Dre Kirkpatrick Gadsden City (Ala.) ***** DB 6-2/180 Alabama
Kirkpatrick is a rare find because he is a big cornerback prospect with great ball skills. He could also be an outstanding safety.

12. Manti Te'o Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) ***** LB 6-2/250 Notre Dame
Recorded 90 tackles, five sacks and rushed for 400 yards and 10 TDs as a junior. In 2008 he had 98 tackles in nine games (10.9 per game).

13. Ray Ray Armstrong Seminole (Sanford, Fla.) ***** ATH 6-4/218 Miami
New five star: Led his high school team to the 6A state championship. His Seminole High team was the first non-South Florida squad to win the 6A title since Apopka in 2001.

14. Alex Okafor Pflugerville (Texas) ***** DE 6-4/232 Texas
As a senior, Okafor picked up 59 tackles and nine sacks.

15. Jacobbi McDaniel Madison (Greenville, Fla.) ***** DT 6-0/267 Florida State
McDaniel is a strong and powerful defensive tackle prospect that can really push the pocket. He was the top defensive lineman at the Under Armour All-Star Game in Orlando.

16. Donte Moss Northside (Jacksonville, N.C.) ***** DE 6-4/235 UNC
Moss was arguably the top defender in both the Shrine Bowl and the U.S. Army All- American Bowl.

17. Janzen Jackson Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) ***** DB 6-0/174 LSU
Recorded 93 tackles and five interceptions as a senior.

18. Garrett Gilbert Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) ***** QB 6-4/205 Texas
Rewrote the record books in Texas, finishing as a senior with career passing marks in yardage and touchdowns as well as single-season touchdown and yardage marks.

19. Patrick Hall St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Cali.) ***** ATH 6-1/181 USC
U.S. Army All-America member averaged 9.69 yards a carry as a senior and had 11 touchdown runs in 2009. He made several dozen tackles from his safety spot.

20. Craig Loston Eisenhower (Aldine, Texas) ***** DB 6-2/193 LSU
Recorded three tackles and a spectacular pass breakup in the Under Armour All-American game following a dominating week of practice.

21. Andre Debose Seminole (Sanford, Fla.) ***** WR 6-0/170 Florida
Debose is a Percy Harvin-type player who should be a perfect fit in the Florida offense. He made an incredible touchdown catch with 33 seconds left in the state title game to help lead his team over Miami Northwestern.

22. Christine Michael West Brook (Beaumont, Texas) ***** RB 5-11/202 Texas A&M
In nine games as a senior, Michael rushed for 1,414 yards and 25 touchdowns.
23. Gary Brown West Gadsen (Quincy, Fla.) ***** DT 6-3/275 Florida
New five star: Recorded one tackle for loss, and three quarterback hurries in the Under Armour All American Game.

24. Darius Winston Central (West Helena, Ari.) ***** DB 6-0/180 Arkansas
Despite teams throwing away from him, Winston managed to pull in eight interceptions and broke up nine more passes as a senior.

25. Chris Davenport Mansfield (La.) ***** DT 6-4/318 LSU
Despite missing much of his senior season with a knee injury, Davenport still managed 45 tackles and nine sacks in only four games.

26. William Campbell Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.) ***** DT 6-5/317 Michigan
Campbell was one of the more dominating players for the East squad in the Army practices on both sides of the ball. While he was recruited at defensive tackle, his play as an offensive tackle could potentially open up even more opportunities for greatness in the future.

27. Greg Reid Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) ***** DB 5-9/175 Florida State
New five star: Named Georgia player of the year, and recorded two interceptions in UA All American Game.

28. Branden Smith Washington (Atlanta, Ga.) ***** DB 5-11/171 Georgia
Smith is a cornerback with blazing speed and very good cover skills. He's also dangerous with the ball in his hands and could see some time on offense in Athens.

29. Mason Walters Frenship (Wolfforth, Texas) ***** OL 6-6/290 Texas
New five star: Was the most physically gifted lineman at the UA All American practices.

30. T.J. McDonald Edison (Fresno, Cali.) ***** DB 6-2/200 USC
New five star: His physical presence and ability at the U. S. Army All-American practices was reminiscent of his father, Tim McDonald.

31. Corey Brown Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) ***** DB 6-0/180 Ohio State
New five star: Recorded three interceptions in the Hawaii/Mainland All-Star game, and had a touchdown catch in the U. S. Army All American Game.

32. Nico Johnson Andalusia (Ala.) ***** LB 6-3/226 Alabama
New five star: Johnson led the West squad with four solo tackles, including two tackles for loss, in the Army all-star game.

33. Dorian Bell Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) ***** LB 6-0/226 Ohio State
Bell averaged nearly nine tackles per game as a senior and led his team to a 12-1 record.

34. Willie Downs Godby (Tallahassee, Fla.) **** ATH 6-2/192 Florida State
Recorded four tackles, two tackles for a loss, and had an interception return for touchdown in the U. S. Army All American Game.

35. Justin Turner Washington (Massillon, Ohio) **** DB 6-2/186 Michigan
Recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions, five tackles for loss and returned 11 kicks for 355 yards as a senior. Was one of the more dominant players in the Army Bowl, leading the East team with seven tackles and one interception.

36. Jamarkus McFarland Lufkin (Texas) **** DT 6-3/280 Oklahoma
Along with being a force on the gridiron, McFarland was named to the Texas Academic All-State team.

37. Xavier Nixon Jack Britt (Fayetteville, N.C.) **** OL 6-6/263 Florida
Nixon won the left tackle job on the East squad at the U.S. Army All American Bowl after leading his high school team to a 14-2 record.

38. Malliciah Goodman West (Florence, S.C.) **** DE 6-4/255 Clemson
Goodman is big and athletic, but he is a bit raw. However, the defensive lineman has a very high ceiling.

39. Randall Carroll Cathedral (Los Angeles, Cali.) **** ATH 5-10/175 USC
Speed kills, and Carroll is one of the fastest in the nation. He has recorded a sub-10.5 100-meters. He also had a tremendous senior season with an average of more than 18 yards per catch.

40. David Wilson George Washington (Danville, Va.) **** RB 5-11/192 Virginia Tech
Wilson scored two touchdowns in the Hawaii prep Classic after scoring 28 as a senior.

41. Cliff Harris Edison (Fresno, Cali.) **** DB 6-0/165 Oregon
Big mover: Demonstrated the best cover skills of any defensive back during the U. S. Army All American practices.

42. Nick Kasa Legacy (Broomfield, Colo.) **** DE 6-7/245 Colorado
Big mover: Kasa recorded one tackle, two quarterback hurries and had a stellar week of practice at the U. S. Army All American Game.

43. Gabe Lynn Jenks (Okla.) **** DB 6-0/185 Oklahoma
Lynn was a key factor in helping his Jenks team play for the state championship. He had 42 tackles as a senior, including a season-high seven tackles against rival Muskogee.

44. Ronnell Lewis Dewar (Okla.) **** LB 6-3/220 Oklahoma
Big mover: Recorded four tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the UA All American Game.

45. Shayne Skov Trinity (Pawling, N.Y.) **** LB 6-2/235 Stanford
Skov led the East in tackles for a loss in the U.S. Army All American Bowl despite an injury-plagued senior year.

46. Aaron Murray Plant (Tampa, Fla.) **** QB 6-0/198 Georgia
Everyone knows Murray is a terrific and accurate passer. But he also showed toughness and courage after breaking his leg mid-way through the season. He came back to lead Plant to a state championship.

47. Chris Faulk Northshore (Slidell, La.) **** OL 6-6/310 LSU
At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, Faulk has been clocked at less than 5 seconds in the 40.

48. Jheranie Boyd Ashbrook (Gastonia, N.C.) **** WR 6-2/184 UNC
Averaged more than 20 yards per catch as a junior and senior. Has run a 22.1 in the 200-meter dash.

49. Morgan Moses Meadowbrook (Richmond, Va.) **** OL 6-7/347 Virginia
Moses led his team to a 9-3 record as a senior and was named to the Hawaii Prep Classic and the U.S. Army All American Bowl.

50. Patrick Patterson Noxubee (Macon, Miss.) **** WR 6-3/215 Ole Miss
In his team's state championship victory, Patterson rushed for 49 yards on seven carries and added 104 yards receiving on four receptions while doubling as a lock-down cornerback.

51. Tajh Boyd Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) **** QB 6-0/208 Clemson
Boyd was the co-MVP of the U.S. Army All American Bowl after throwing three touchdown passes.

52. Marcus Hall Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) **** OL 6-5/290 Ohio State
The imposing line prospect led one of the top teams in Ohio. He could also play inside if things don't work out at tackle.

53. Marlon Brown Harding Academy (Memphis, Tenn.) **** WR 6-5/205 Georgia
In a state championship loss, Brown caught four passes for 199 yards and rushed for 139 yards on eight carries. He had four touchdowns on only 12 touches.

54. Zeke Motta Vero Beach (Fla.) **** LB 6-2/207 Notre Dame
Big mover: Motta recorded 137 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, seven pass breakups and three sacks during his senior season.

55. Calvin Howell Warren (San Antonio, Texas) **** DT 6-4/280 Texas
Big mover: Not only was Howell one of the most physically impressive lineman at the U. S. Army All-American Bowl practices, but he also came back from an injury during the week.

56. Jaamal Berry Palmetto (Miami, Fla.) **** RB 5-10/185 Ohio State
Berry is a cat-quick and speedy back from South Florida who also can catch out of the backfield.

57. Edwin Baker Oak Park (Mi.) **** RB 5-10/204 Michigan State
Baker missed most of his senior season with an injury, but he impressed in summer camps, including the FBU Top Gun Camp.

58. Terry Hawthorne East (St. Louis, Ill.) **** WR 6-0/168 Illinois
His coaches call him the team's "go-to guy," and Hawthorne came through in the clutch plenty as a senior. He was a major reason why East St. Louis won a state championship.

59. Michael Ford Leesville (La.) **** RB 5-10/200 LSU
Ford rushed for just less than 3,000 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior.

60. Tyrik Rollison Sulphur Springs (Texas) **** QB 6-2/185 Auburn
He averaged more than 295 yards passing per game as a senior and threw for 51 touchdowns.

61. Ryne Giddins Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) **** DE 6-4/235 South Florida
Giddins, who is one of the nation's best pass rushers, gives South Florida and coach Jim Leavitt one of the biggest commitments in team history.

62. Orson Charles Plant (Tampa, Fla.) **** WR 6-2/230 Georgia
Charles, who had 75 catches for 1,421 yards and 21 touchdowns, helped lead his team to a 4A Florida state championship.

63. Xavier Su'a Filo Timpview (Provo, Utah) **** OL 6-4/285 UCLA
Big mover: He led his team to back-to-back undefeated seasons and state championships.

64. Jon Bostic Palm Beach Central (Wellington, Fla.) **** LB 6-1/218 Florida
Bostic is a versatile and talented linebacker prospect who can play all three linebacker positions.

65. Rodney Smith Archbishop Carroll (Miami, Fla.) **** WR 6-6/202 Florida State
Smith is a big and athletic wide receiver who can jump through the gym. Smith caught 32 passes for 705 yards and 10 scores in 2008.

66. Michael Philipp Arroyo Valley (San Bernardino, Cali.) **** OL 6-3/320 Oregon State
Philipp, who was part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, can play guard, tackle or center.

67. Tana Patrick North Jackson (Stevenson, Ala.) **** LB 6-3/215 Alabama
Patrick is an athletic linebacker prospect who was a two-way star in high school.

68. Nu'Keese Richardson Pahokee (Fla.) **** WR 5-8/151 Tennessee
Richardson is a speedy slot receiver who is at his best with the ball in space. He's quick, fast and very explosive.

69. Garrett Porter Permian (Odessa, Texas) **** OL 6-6/308 Texas
Porter anchored an offensive line that led Permian to consecutive undefeated regular seasons.

70. Demonte McAllister Alonso (Tampa, Fla.) **** DE 6-3/263 Florida State
He dominated the offensive tackles all week at the Under Armour All-American Game practices.

71. Logan Thomas Brookville (Lynchburg, Va.) **** TE 6-6/233 Virginia Tech
Thomas made the transition from quarterback to wideout at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

72. Jarvis Jones Carver (Columbus, Ga.) **** DE 6-3/226 USC
Jones missed most of the playoffs with a broken hand. He could play MIKE, SAM or even put his hand down at the next level.

73. Justin Chaisson Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, N.Y.) **** DE 6-4/252 Oklahoma
Big mover: Chiasson recorded three tackles and two sacks in the Under Armour All-American Game.

74. Jamie Wood Central (Pickerington, Ohio) **** DB 6-2/190 Ohio State
A longtime Ohio State pledge, Wood had 79 total tackles, eight pass breakups and six tackles for a loss as a senior.

75. Bryce McNeal Breck (Minneapolis, Minn.) **** WR 6-2/170 Clemson
McNeal had two receptions in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, where he also announced he was heading to Clemson.

76. Cierre Wood Santa Clara (Oxnard, Cali.) **** RB 6-0/192 Notre Dame
Wood, the main offensive weapon for his high school team this past season, rushed for 1,526 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior.

77. Chris Watt Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) **** OL 6-3/280 Notre Dame
Watt helped his team go deep in the Illinois state playoffs as a senior.

78. Kevin Brent South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) **** DB 5-11/196 Oklahoma
Brent showed his versatility by lining up at middle linebacker during his senior season out of necessity.

79. Jerod Askew Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) **** LB 6-0/230 Tennessee
Askew led his team to a 15-0 record and a state title this season.

80. Lamar Miller Killian (Miami, Fla.) **** RB 5-11/205 Miami
Miller had a big senior season down in Dade County, rushing for more than 1,700 yards and scoring 22 touchdowns.

81. Chris Burnette Troup (LaGrange, Ga.) **** OL 6-2/300 Georgia
Burnette is a strong and powerful offensive guard prospect who is a much better run-blocker at this stage.

82. Justin Green Male (Louisville, Ky.) **** DB 5-10/178 Illinois
Green had a 254-yard, five-touchdown rushing performance this season, but he's a CB prospect who can fly.

83. Donavan Tate Cartersville (Ga.) **** ATH 6-2/205 UNC
Tate is a super athlete who, if he decides to play football, could end up at QB, RB, DB or even LB. Chances are, though, he gets drafted in the first round of the MLB draft in June.

84. Stephon Gilmore South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) **** ATH 6-1/180 South Carolina
Gilmore led his team to the 4A DII state championship while earning player of the year honors.

85. David Barrent Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) **** OL 6-8/290 Michigan State
"Has long arms, which he uses to excel in pass protection," Rivals.com analyst Barry Every said. "He also has a frame that easily can hold 320 pounds, and he runs on the balls of his feet."

86. Kevin Graf Agoura (Cali.) **** OL 6-6/301 USC
A solid senior season was capped off by a strong showing in the Under Amour All-American Game.

87. Damario Jeffery Columbia (S.C.) **** ATH 6-3/215 South Carolina
Jeffery is a great athlete who missed the second half of his senior year with a knee injury. He's good enough to play on either side of the ball at WR or S, but he will likely grow into a LB.

88. Eric Shrive West (Scranton, Pa.) **** OL 6-7/285 Penn State
Shrive had an outstanding week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and a solid senior season despite his team's 3-7 record.

89. Corey Adams Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) **** DT 6-3/277 Arizona State
Big mover: Adams helped lead his team to its third consecutive state title and impressed at the UA Game.

90. Duron Carter St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) **** WR 6-2/183 Ohio State
Big mover: Carter was spectacular in Orlando, proving he was the top receiver on either squad at the Under Armour practices. He lacks great speed but runs great routes and catches everything in sight.

91. Chris Whaley Madisonville (Texas) **** ATH 6-3/232 Texas
In only nine games as a senior, Whaley rushed for 1,925 yards and 24 touchdowns.

92. Brandon McGee Plantation (Lauderhill, Fla.) **** DB 5-11/186 Miami
This all-around player recorded 31 tackles and two interceptions while accumulating 300 yards receiving.

93. DeOnte Arnett Forestville Military Academy (Md.) **** DE 6-4/243 Maryland
Big mover: Arnett was arguably the most impressive defensive player at the Crab Bowl.

94. Fletcher Cox Yazoo City (Miss.) **** DE 6-4/240 Mississippi State
At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Cox competes in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 in track.

95. Abry Jones Northside School (Warner Robins, Ga.) **** DT 6-3/273 Georgia
Jones will eventually be a 300-pound defensive tackle for the University of Georgia.

96. Morrell Presley Carson (Cali.) **** WR 6-4/215 UCLA
Presley had three catches for 40 yards in the Under Armour All-American Game.

97. David Oku Carl Albert (Midwest City, Okla.) **** RB 5-10/186 Tennessee
Oku rushed for 3,090 yards and 39 TDs in his last two seasons, and he helped lead his team to the Class 5A state championship game as a senior.

98. Byron Moore Narbonne (Harbor City, Cali.) **** DB 6-0/188 USC
Moore played his way into the Rivals100 with jaw-dropping performances at the USC Rising Star Camp and FBU Top Gun Camp. He helped Narbonne go deep in the CIF City Section playoffs.

99. Alshon Jeffery Calhoun (St. Matthews, S.C.) **** WR 6-3/214 South Carolina
Rivals.com analysts said Jeffrey had some of the best hands at the Under Armour All-American Game.

100. John Martinez Cottonwood Senior (Salt Lake City, Utah) **** OL 6-2/264 USC
The ultra-quick lineman could play any position on the OL, but he could be an elite center prospect.

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