Tampa Bay area's top 25 football recruits and the nation's top football recruits

Best of the bay area

The Times' top 25 recruits from the Tampa Bay area

Player, school, POS., Ht/Wt, COLLEGE

1. Aaron Murray, Plant, QB, 6-1/205, Georgia

2. Ryne Giddins, Armwood, DE, 6-4/235, USF

3. Orson Charles, Plant, TE, 6-3/230, Undecided

4. Demonte McAllister, Alonso, DT, 6-3/263, Florida State

5. Jarvis Giles, Gaither, RB, 5-11/175, S. Carolina

6. Petey Smith, Armwood, LB, 6-1/245, Undecided

7. Dontae Aycock, Chamberlain, QB, 5-10/210, Undecided

8. Angelo Hadley, Armwood, S, 6-1/192, N. Carolina

9. Mike Marry, Largo, LB, 6-3/210, Undecided

10. Jairus Jones, Wharton, ATH, 6-2/210, Undecided

11. Mywan Jackson, Armwood, ATH, 6-1/180, N. Carolina

12. Julius Forte, Boca Ciega, DE/TE, 6-3/235, USF

13. JaQuez Jenkins, Lakewood, ATH, 6-2/177, USF

14. Lindsey Lamar, Hillsborough, RB, 5-8/165, USF

15. Erick McGriff, Jesuit, WR, 6-4/190, Kansas

16. Jon Halapio, St. Petersburg Catholic, OL, 6-4/302, Florida

17. Te'Jay Brown, St. Petersburg, DT, 6-2/260, Colorado State

18. Conor O'Neal, Newsome, DT, 6-3/295, Wisconsin

19. Pete Kontodiakos, Countryside, P, 6-2/190, Undecided

20. Josh Johnson, Pasco, ATH, 6-0/180, Purdue

21. Mike Lang, Largo, WR, 6-0/187, Undecided

22. Justin Cabbagestalk, Armwood, OL, 6-4/279, Vanderbilt

23. Kamran Joyer, Wesley Chapel, OL, 6-2/317, USF

24. Darius Bellamy, Dunedin, RB, 5-9/214, USF

25. Mylon Brown, Pasco, OT/DT, 6-5/295, Vanderbilt

Best of the nation

From Rivals.com

Player, school, Pos., Ht/Wt, COLLEGE

1. Bryce Brown, Wichita (Kan.) Wichita East, RB, 6-0/215, Miami

2. Rueben Randle, Bastrop (La.), WR, 6-3/195, Undecided

3. D.J. Fluker, Foley (Ala.), OL, 6-7/350, Alabama

4. Sheldon Richardson, St. Louis Gateway, DT, 6-4/292, Missouri

5. Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, QB, 6-3/226, USC

6. Trent Richardson, Pensacola Escambia, RB, 5-11/210, Alabama

7. Russell Shepard, Houston Cypress Ridge, QB, 6-1/179, LSU

8. Devon Kennard, Phoenix Desert Vista, DE, 6-3/257, Undecided

9. Vontaze Burfict, Corona (Calif.) Centennial, LB, 6-2/244, USC

10. Jelani Jenkins, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel, LB, 6-2/220, Undecided

11. Dre Kirkpatrick, Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City, DB, 6-2/180, Undecided

12. Manti Te'o, Honolulu Punahou, LB, 6-2/225, Undecided

13. Ray Ray Armstrong, Sanford Seminole, ATH, 6-4/215, Miami

14. Alex Okafor, Pflugerville (Texas), DE, 6-4/232, Texas

15. Jacobbi McDaniel, Madison County, OL/DL, 6-1/265, Florida State

16. Donte Moss, Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside, DE, 6-4/235, N. Carolina

17. Janzen Jackson, Lake Charles (La.) Barbe, DB, 6-0/174, LSU

18. Garrett Gilbert, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis, QB, 6-4/205, Texas

19. Patrick Hall, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, ATH, 6-1/181, USC

20. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower, DB, 6-2/193, LSU

21. Andre Debose, Sanford Seminole, ATH, 6-0/170, Florida

22. Christine Michael, Beaumont (Texas) West Brook, RB, 5-11/202, Texas A&M

23. Gary Brown, Quincy West Gadsden, DT, 6-3/275, Florida

24. Darius Winston, West Helena (Ark.) Central, DB, 6-0/180, Arkansas

25. Chris Davenport, Mansfield (La.) Mansfield, DT, 6-4/318, LSU

From Scout.com

1. Bryce Brown, Wichita (Kan.) Wichita East, RB, 6-0/215, Undecided

2. Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, QB, 6-3/226, USC

3. Jacobbi McDaniel, Madison County, OL/DL, 6-1/265, Florida State

4. Russell Shepard, Houston Cypress Ridge, QB, 6-1/179, LSU

5. Xavier Nixon, Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt, OT, 6-6/285, Florida

6. Manti Te'o, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou, LB, 6-2/225, Undecided

7. Jelani Jenkins, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel, LB, 6-2/220, Undecided

8. Donte Moss, Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside, DE, 6-4/235, N. Carolina

9. Gary Brown, Quincy West Gadsden, DT, 6-3/275, Florida

10. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower, DB, 6-2/193, LSU

11. Jamarkus McFarland, Lufkin (Texas), DT, 6-3/285, Oklahoma

12. Eric Shrive, West Scranton (Pa.), OT, 6-7/300, Penn State

13. Trent Richardson, Pensacola Escambia, RB, 5-11/210, Undecided

14. Alex Okafor, Pflugerville (Texas), DE, 6-4/232, Texas

15. Sheldon Richardson, St. Louis Gateway, DT, 6-4/292, Missouri

16. Mason Walters, Wolfforth (Texas ) Frenship, OT, 6-6/290, Texas

17. Rueben Randle, Bastrop (La.), WR, 6-3/195, Undecided

18. T.J. McDonald, Fresno (Calif.) Edison, S, 6-2/192, USC

19. Dorian Bell, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway, LB, 6-0/227, Ohio State

20. Gabe Lynn, Jenks (Okla.), CB, 6-1/180, Oklahoma

21. Aaron Murray, Plant, QB, 6-1/205, Georgia

22. Melvin Fellows, Garfield Heights (Ohio), DE, 6-5/245, Ohio State

23. Tajh Boyd, Hampton (Va. ) Phoebus, QB, 6-1/210, Undecided

24. Branden Smith, Atlanta Washington, CB, 5-11/170, Georgia

25. Nico Johnson, Andalusia (Ala.), MLB, 6-2/235, Alabama

From ESPNU

1. Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, QB, 6-3/226, USC

2. Manti Te'o, Honolulu Punahou, LB, 6-2/225, Undecided

3. Russell Shepard, Houston Cypress Ridge, QB, 6-1/179, LSU

4. Dre Kirkpatrick, Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City, DB, 6-2/180, Undecided

5. Jacobbi McDaniel, Madison County, OL/DL, 6-1/265, Florida State

6. Trent Richardson, Pensacola Escambia, RB, 5-11/210, Alabama

7. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower, DB, 6-2/193, LSU

8. Bryce Brown, Wichita (Kan.) Wichita East, RB, 6-0/215, Miami

9. Jelani Jenkins, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel, LB, 6-2/220, Undecided

10. Rueben Randle, Bastrop (La.), WR, 6-3/195, Undecided

11. Garrett Gilbert, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis, QB, 6-4/205, Texas

12. D.J. Fluker, Foley (Ala.), OL, 6-7/350, Alabama

13. Aaron Murray, Plant, QB, 6-1/205, Georgia

14. Devon Kennard, Phoenix Desert Vista, DE, 6-3/257, Undecided

15. Greg Reid, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes, CB, 5-9/175, Undecided

16. Vontaze Burfict, Corona (Calif.) Centennial, LB, 6-2/244, USC

17. Andre Debose, Sanford Seminole, ATH, 6-0/170, Florida

18. Stephon Gilmore, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe, S, 6-1/190, S. Carolina

19. Devonte Holloman, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe, S, 6-2/213, S. Carolina

20. Nico Johnson, Andalusia (Ala.), MLB, 6-2/235, Alabama

21. Ray Ray Armstrong, Sanford Seminole, ATH, 6-4/215, Miami

22. Jaamal Berry, Miami Palmetto, RB, 5-11/180, Ohio State

23. Gary Brown, Quincy West Gadsden, DT, 6-3/275, Florida

24. Marlon Brown, Memphis Harding Academy, WR, 6-5/205, Undecided

25. Cierre Wood, Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara, ATH, 6-0/192, Notre Dame

Tampa Bay area's top 25 football recruits and the nation's top football recruits 01/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:39pm]

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