Scout Finalizes 4 and 5 Stars
There's a new No. 1
There's a new No. 1
Director of Scouting
Posted Jan 15, 2008


Scout.com has finalized our Scout 300, signifying the final rankings for 4-Star and 5-Star position players in the High School Class of 2008. There is a new man sitting atop the heap as well as several new faces making an appearance amongst the 300.

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At 6-6 and 225 pounds with 4.4 speed and a good enough arm to scare opponents passing, it's hard to picture a more dominant athlete in the country than Scout.com's No. 1 prospect Terrelle Pryor of Jeannette, Pa..

Bob Lichtenfels is Scout.com's North Recruiting Manager, and he's been on the Pryor bandwagon for a long time.

"Terrelle Pryor may be the most exciting athlete I'll ever see in my time, but even I had to question the level of competition that he played against at times. Pryor took no prisoners and silenced his critics at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl by earning the MVP honors. He clearly showed everyone that there is Terrelle Pryor, and there is everyone else."

Lichtenfels is aware that many have questioned Pryor's ability to play quarterback on the college level, but he isn't concerned.

"He may not have the prettiest throwing motion or the crispest release, but the kid is a winner, and he can do anything on the field that he puts his mind to."

Pryor was happy when he heard about the promotion to the top spot in the rankings "It feels good knowing that Scout.com made me the No.1 player," Pryor said. "Now I have to go to live up to it in college."

Where he'll play in college is still unknown as Pryor is looking to make a decision amongst a host of suitors including Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Florida among others.

It's hard to say that Daquan Bowers (6-4/268/4.8) of Bamberg, S.C. was underrated at No. 6 overall in the country, but his showing at the Under Armour All-America Game was enough to boost him to the No. 2 spot amidst some stiff competition.


Bowers

Bowers was nearly unblockable all week in Orlando, and is the type of player that demands a double team on every play, or he will ruin any other offensive schemes.

New members of the 5-Star rating club for the Class of 2008 include:

Jonathan Baldwin - WR (6-6/225) - Pittsburgh Commitment
Andrew Luck - QB (6-3/215) - Stanford Commitment
Dan Buckner - WR (6-4/206) - Texas Commitment
Etienne Sabino - LB (6-3/230) - Ohio State Commitment
Mark Barron - LB (6-2/210) - Alabama Commitment
Tyler Love - OL (6-7/285) - Alabama Commitment
Robert Golden - CB (5-11/182) - Arizona Commitment

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