Thursday, March 02, 2006

2007 Prospects

The 2006 recruiting class is just a month old, but it is never too early to talk 2007 recruiting. Fresh off of what many consider his best recruiting class, Pat Hill is poised to top his efforts with the 2007 class. released its California Top 40 for 2007, and 4 players are from Central California: CB Courtney Viney(Edison), OL Justin Cheadle(Bakersfield)[top right], DB Phillip Thomas(Bakersfield), and WR Carter Todd(Merced). Fresno State has reportedly offered all of them except Viney. Viney holds offers from Cal, UCLA, Washington State and Nebraska, but is interested in joining former teammate Johnny Sears at Michigan. He will likely take the route of other former All-Prep Tigers and leave the Valley. No harm, for every Ricky Manning there is a Aaron Miller.

Fresno State has also reportedly offered OL Javario Burkes out of Phoenix. Burkes is a monster and will likely be a 4-5 star recruit. Chris Carter is another standout that could be a coveted player out West. However, his brother David signed with UCLA and part of deal was to offer younger brother Chris in 2007. In Fresno State's favor Carter is working out with Bulldog recruit Lonyae Miller's father.

Quarterback will be a key position for Fresno State's 2007 class. Hill has stated that he will be looking for a QB that he could grayshirt in 2007. Logan Todd[at right] is a prototypical drop-back passer that can move. He is likely to sign wherever his brother, Carter, will sign. Cal and Oregon State are the early favorites . Tim Lang is a duel-threat QB, but will more than likely play another position in college. Lang has been offered already, but I doubt Hill will play him at QB. The last duel-threat QB Hill recruited, Nate Ray, was eventually moved to DB. I expect Hill to grab another under the radar QB that will fit into his system and that is willing to grayshirt.

The Valley is Hill's stopping ground and besides the three players listed in the top 40, there are a few under the radar guys: Alex Cabatic, Avery Horn, and Vince Pascoe. All-state underclass athlete Ryan Matthews will not go under the radar. Fresno State has reportedly offered, but his stock is going up, as are his offers.

List of 2007 Prospects(*-offered)
Chris Allen RB 5'7 154 4.68 Antioch HS
Ishmam Anderson RB 6'0 230 4.7 McCylmonds HS(Oakland)
Marcus Austin DT 6'3.5 270 Etiwanda HS
Chris Ball QB 6'2 205 4.5 San Diego HS
Erin Banks LB 6'2 175 4.86 Clovis East HS
John Barnett Jr. RB 5'10 180 4.45 Lakewood HS
Matthew Batie ILB 6'0 230 4.9 Cathedral HS(Los Angeles)
David Batts LB 6'1 185 Lynwood HS
Armon Binns WR 6'2 185 Pasadena HS
Brannon Brooks DB 5'9 161 4.65 Elk Grove HS
Vincent Brown WR 5'11 174 4.5 Rancho Cucamonga HS
C.J. Bryant OG 6'2 310 5.2 Grossmont CC(El Cajon)
Thomas Byrd OG 6-1 270 McClymonds HS(Oakland)
Alex Cabatic RB 6'0 220 Clovis East HS
Jordan Campbell CB 6'0 226 4.68 Norco HS
Mike Carpenter CB 5'11 185 Canby HS(Canby, OR)
Russell Carr WR 6'3 192 Lugo HS(Chino)
Chris Carter LB 6'2 205 Kaiser HS(Fontana)
James Carter WR 5'11 169 4.46 Canyon Springs HS(Moreno Valley)
Nate Carter LB 6'2 213 4.8 Las Vegas HS(LV, NV)
Micheal Chambers OL 6'3 260 5.1 Merced HS
Justin Cheadle OL 6'5 240 Bakersfield HS*
Ronnie Childs CB 5-9 165 4.5 Hoover Senior HS(San Diego)
Ryan Cloney QB 6'2 185 Thousand Oaks HS
Kyle Davidson OL 6'4 240 Merced HS
Dwayne Frampton WR 5'10 170 4.45 Dorsey HS(Los Angeles)*
Domonic Glover DE 6'3.5 230 5.13 Mission Viejo HS
Riordan Gomez OG 6'3 305 5.3 Case Grande HS(Petaluma)
Gino Gordon RB 5'10 185 4.5 Francis Parker HS(San Diego)
Nicolas Grigsby RB/DB 5'11 175 4.47 St. Paul HS(Sante Fe Springs)
Ryley Hegarty QB 6'3 200 4.9 Aztec HS(Aztec, NM)
Bryan Hillard RB 6'0 195 4.6 Elk Grove HS(Laguna Creek)
Jerrid Holland WR/S 6'0 185 4.55 Battle Mountain HS(NV)
D.J. Holt WR/DE 6'0 241 4.75 Crespi HS(Encino)
Avery Horn RB 5'10 180 4.5 Hanford HS*
Todd Huber C/DE 6'3 275 5.3 Peninsula HS(Palo Verdes Estes)
Duke Ihenacho S 6'1 200 4.55 Junipero Serra HS(Gardena)
Jeremy Jones CB 5'11 165 4.5 Cabrillo HS(Long Beach)
Michael Lee RB 5'6 151 4.7 St. Bonaventure HS(Ventura)*
Malachi Lewis ATH 6'3 215 4.31 Rio Mesa HS(Oxnard)*
Ryan Lindley QB 6'3 205 4.9 El Capitan HS(Lakeside)
Bryson Littlejohn LB 6'1 210 4.5 Laguna Creek HS(Elk Grove)
Taylor Malm WR 5'10 180 4.5 Thousand Oaks HS
Jory Mason OL 6'2 257 5.11 Buchanan HS(Clovis)
Ryan Matthews ATH 6'0 195 4.55 West HS(Bakersfield)*
Ahmed Mokhtar RB 6'0 215 Mather Dei HS(Santa Ana)
Jermel Mooreland RB 5'9 163 4.48 Diamond Bar
Jacob Moreno LB 6'1 185 Clovis East HS
Pete Murcada QB 6'2 195 St. Mary's HS(Stockton)
Kyler O'Neal LB/S 5'11 205 4.45 McClymonds HS(Oakland)
Bobby Parker WR 6'5.5 184 Scripps Ranch HS(San Diego)
Vince Pascoe FB/DT 6'1 230 Exeter HS
Romeo Pellum CB 5'11 165 4.6 Santa Fe HS(Santa Fe Springs)
Scott Ramirez MLB 6'0 225 4.8 Warren HS(Downey)
Mark Rodgers RB 5'8 155 4.43 Leuzinger HS(Lawndale)
Edward Russell RB 5'11 200 Franklin HS(Elk Grove)*
Josh Sanchez WR 5'10 160 4.4 Lakewood HS
Curtis Shaw WR 5'11 190 4.5 Lincoln HS(Stockton)
Jordan Tausaga OG 6'3 265 5.0 Western HS(Anaheim)
Garrett Turner RB 5'10 190 Merced HS
Jonquil Williams CB Chaparral HS(Temecula)
Lawrence Winston LB 6'2 215 4.6 Compton HS
Titus Young WR/CB 5'11 160 4.6 University HS(Los Angeles)

I list players from various sources. There are others not listed and some on this list that may be incorrect. It is very difficult to confirm these lists so early on. I will update it as the season wears on, and I welcome all input, corrections, updates, and etc.


Anonymous said...


mdg said...

FS has 3 walk on kickers on the spring roster, and none look real impressive. Stitser is a junior, so Hill will be looking at a kicker in 2007 to redshirt and have as a 4 year starter from 08-, if none of the walk ons improve.

Shaw is a good as a candidate as any, but Coach Baxter makes the calls when it comes to Special Teams. He is the one that stopped pursuing Army All-American P/K Kyle Peterson and offered Robert Malone instead.

Anonymous said...

Will James Meeks Play in 2007.....

mdg said...

this is what I wrote on my review of the offense post spring.
here is the link

Denham missed most of spring practice while nursing an injury, but should return to his spot at RT without a challenge. Meeks is as good as a tackle prospect Hill has had in his 10 years at Fresno State. He is still a little raw, but still would be an effective player at either tackle spot if needed. Paulk missed part of spring due to transfer issues. His absence was hardly noticed as the former JC standout was not in football shape all spring. Come August, Paulk will be one of many trying to fill the void at left tackle.

As far as 2007, he might have to hold off James Paulk, if Paulk dedicates himself and sticks around next year. 2006 all-state recruit Andrew Jackson could play tackle next year, too. IMO, Meeks will be the guy at RT in 07 if he continues to improve his game.

Anonymous said...

Lane Kiffin is, obviously, all over the news. Maybe my memory is bad, but I don't remember him at FSU. Anyone know his stats?