One thing publishing a list does is stir things up, and our Thanksgiving Day ranking of the Top 20 junior prospects in each of North and South Carolina certainly got things buzzing.
Keep in mind, I have no clue as to whether these players will wind up being highly recruited members of the Class of 2011 by the end of their senior seasons. Right now, though, they are highly thought-of, some more for their physical tools than what they’ve accomplished so far.
Here is another group of 20 juniors who either just missed the cut or were politely (in some cases) pointed out to me by alert readers:
Mocksville Davie LB Jared Barber, Ardrey Kell RB/DB Justus Pickett, Butler DB Mark Bridges, Fayetteville Sanford LB Nick Broussard, Fayetteville Sanford RB Anthony Clanton, Carson WR Cody Clanton, Independence RB Nyjee Fleming, Butler WR/LB Kris Frost, Hopewell RB Dondre’ Lewis-Freeman, Asheville WR/DE Jeoffrey Pagan, Fayetteville Sanford WR Dante McDonald, West Iredell CB Dominique Noble, Salisbury S Darien Rankin, Kannapolis Brown RB Travis Riley, Country Day QB Morgan Roberts, Country Day RB Jalen Ross, West Charlotte RB Scoot Simmons, Fayetteville 71st RB/DB Maurice Scruggs, Athens Drive QB Ben Snotherly and Southwest Guilford RB Airwyn Willis.
Welcome back, Stan!
Thanks guys, and since you possibly considered asking, Thanksgiving was great. Relatives, massive quantities of food stuffed with fat grams, and lots of ping pong to (sort of) work it off. Well, not quite; I gained 5 pounds over the long weekend.
But back to work—send me any recruiting stuff I’ve missed, and I’m always missing something, as many of you let me know. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.