Friday - Best Of Both Worlds

By Patrick Stevens - January 05, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - College football's next two waves of top talent will have been on display in a 48-hour period by the end of Saturday's All-American game.

The starting line-ups for Saturday's game have been released and Notre Dame leads the way with 7 starters.

Texas and Oklahoma each have 4, Ohio State has 3, and Miami has 2 with the top defensive players in the country suiting up for the East.

See the rosters page for where all the top recruits are headed.


QB Terrelle Pryor
RB Ryan Williams
WR DeAndre Brown
WR Kenny Tate
WR Brice Butler
TE Kyle Rudolph (Notre Dame)
C Mike Golic, Jr. (Notre Dame)
OG Lucas Nix (Pitt)
OG Barrett Jones
RT Lane Clelland (Notre Dame)
LT Mike Adams (Ohio State)

LB Etienne Sabino (Ohio State)
LB Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
LB Arthur Brown (Miami)
DE William Green
DE Quinton Coples
DT Marcus Forston (Miami)
DT Brandon Newman (Notre Dame)
CB Patrick Johnson
CB Boubacar Cissoko (Michigan)
SS Darius Barksdale (Mississippi)
FS Robert Blanton (Notre Dame)


QB Dayne Crist (Notre Dame)
RB Darrell Scott
WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame)
WR Dan Buckner (Texas)
WR D.J. Shoemate (USC)
TE Austin Holt (BYU)
C Ben Habern (Oklahoma)
OG J.B. Shugarts (Ohio State)
OG David Snow (Texas)
RT Stephen Good (Oklahoma)
LT Matt Kalil (USC)

LB Kyle Prater (LSU)
LB Mike Mauti (Penn State)
LB Lynn Katoa (Colorado)
DE R.J. Washington (Oklahoma)
DE Wes Horton (USC)
DT Solomon Koehler
DT Lawrence Guy
CB Robert Golden
CB Aaron Williams (Texas)
SS Nolan Brewster (Texas)
FS Rahim Moore (UCLA)

One Will Now Be Lucky

Gerell Robinson, ranked No. 23 in the senior class, has been back and forth throughout the week with juggling whether or not to make his college decision Saturday. The latest is that he in fact will and that it will come down to Notre Dame and Arizona State.

Two Seasons Away

Friday's Junior Combine highlighted 500 underclassmen in attendance for their first big national event.

Generally considered the top two offensive players in the 2009 class are Matt Barkley and Bryce Brown. Both were in attendance but did not work out. They'll join the Generation Next All-American Bowl special set to air in the upcoming weeks.

Brown said he's looking to transfer for his senior season and some suspect he may join his brother in Miami. Arthur is set to play for the Hurricanes next season and it has been rumored Bryce may follow him to play for a local high school.

The top defensive player was predominantly thought of to be Jacobbi McDaniel, a skilled OL from Madison County H.S. in Florida. He showed a little love for all his in-state schools this week. Coming into the camp, he was known as a Florida State fan growing up. At registration, he made waves mentioning Florida as his favorite at the time being. And leaving today's combine, the Sunshine State smash-mouth stud wore his gray Miami Hurricanes sweat pants at day's end.

Standout RB Larry Caper ran a 40-yard time of 4.64 on what's considered a slow track. A native of Battle Creek, MI, he claims offers from the Wolverines, Michigan State, Iowa and Stanford, and says he's waiting on scholarships from Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

USC has the admiration of some local underclassmen, with two wide receivers at the event having already verbally committed to the Trojans in Morrell Presley and Randall Carroll (no relation to head coach Pete).

Posted by Patrick Stevens at 02:44 AM on January 05, 2008

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