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LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy
Posted Aug 16, 2005

The class of 2006 state rankings are here, and today's list includes appearances from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana, and Arkansas.

  • State Rankings
  • Arizona 20
  • Arkansas 10
  • Indiana 20
  • Pennsylvania 100
  • Tomorrow: Maryland/D.C., Illinois, Hawaii, Kentucky
  • With close to 100 athletes already earning at least one scholarship offer before the season starts, Pennsylvania is especially deep at quarterback, with eight players who have committed or have garnered scholarship offers. Led by Downingtown East signal caller Pat Devlin and Mechanicsburg’s Zach Frazer, adding in two more quarterbacks offered as athletes, in total Pennsylvania could have an astounding ten or more quarterbacks who could all sign at the Division-1A level.

    Nate Byham
    "The top ten prospects in Pennsylvania this season are as good as it gets led by Bishop McDevitt running back LeSean McCoy," says East recruiting analyst Bob Lichtenfels. "he state also boasts the nation’s No. 1 tight end in Franklin’s Nate Byham and the No. 5 wide receiver Dorin Dickerson of West Allegheny. The defensive line is deep as well with three prospects in the top ten including Baldwin’s Jason Pinkston, Lebanon’s Jared Odrick, and Neshaminy standout Tom McEowen."

    Jermaine Williams
    Arizona's top player, Jermaine Williams, is one of the top defensive end prospects in the country. Colleges from the Pac-10 to SEC and Big East wanted the 6-4-247-pound defender on their roster come this time next year, but those colleges were left to ponder the what-if game. The edge rusher from the desert ended the suspense early in favor of the Arizona State Sun Devils. But just how good is he?

    "Jermaine Williams leads the state of Arizona this year and carries the spotlight for the state nationally as well, at least in terms of grabbing a place on the National Hot 100 list," says Midlands/Southwest recruiting analyst Stacey Dean. "Sporting a 6-4, 247-pound frame, with 4.85 forty speed, he kid carries four star status and a height-weight-forty package that will come in handy on the next level. When you look at the vitals, you see prototypical college DE. He gets off the ball in a hurry, he's physical, and the kid flat out plays ball the way you want to see it played. One thing he needs to do, though, is put a little more effort in the classroom. Handle his business a bit better there, his star/ranking could rise even further, and he deserves that."

    Mitch Mustain
    Mitch Mustain leads the charge in Arkansas this year, which also has three four-star players behind the nation's top rated signal-caller.

    "Any time the #1 quarterback in the country is in a state, he is going to make headlines," says South recruiting editor Scott Kennedy. "Mustain made headlines yesterday with a commitment to the home state Razorbacks. He leads an extremely talented Springdale team that makes up half of the Arkansas Top 10."

    Indiana is filled with big player this year, led by 6-1, 215 pound running back James Aldridge, a Notre Dame commitment. Five players in the top ten play along the line, and the lone defensive back in the top ten, Steve Brown, is big for his position as well at 6-1, 200 pounds.

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