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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Under Armour All-American Game Black team rosters

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A look at who's on the Black team in this year's Under Armour All-America Game.
No. Player (School/City, State) 
7 Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis/Austin, Texas)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 195 | ESPNU 150 rank: 6 | QB rank: 2 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas over Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Stanford and Nebraska.
Breakdown: Smart and savvy. Has the size to sit back in the pocket, but is a good enough athlete to make plays with his feet as well.
8 Josh Nunes (Upland/Upland, Calif.)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 207 | ESPNU 150 rank: 127 | QB rank: 11 | Watch
College: Committed to Stanford over Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma and Cal.
Breakdown: Great technique and his ball handling, timing and footwork are among the best in the class. Has the arm to make all the throws.
10 Russell Shepard (Cypress Ridge/Houston)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 183 | ESPNU 150 rank: 1 | ATH rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to LSU over Texas, USC, Florida and Texas A&M.
Breakdown: Amazing athlete with great speed and is a nightmare in space as a read-option guy in spread offense. A legit dual-threat player who has tools to be good passer.

Running backs
No. Player (School/City, State)
5 Jaamal Berry (Miami/Palmetto)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 185 | ESPNU 150 rank: 12 | RB rank: 3 | Watch
College: Committed to Ohio State over Ole Miss, Florida, LSU and Michigan.
Breakdown: One of the more explosive backs in the class with elite acceleration and speed. He shows rare initial burst and suddenness through the hole and excels at changing speeds to make defenders miss.
3 Jarvis Giles (Tampa, Fla./Gaither)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 42| QB rank: 5 | Watch
College: Originally committed to Tennessee. Since decommitting in November he has expanded his list to three schools. The Vols still are in the running, with South Carolina and Nebraska.
Breakdown: Giles may have the best burst and acceleration through the hole among running backs in his class. He reaches top speed by his second step and can shred a defense up the seam in a blink.
9 Victor Marc (Hallandale, Fla.)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 210 | ESPNU 150 rank: 95 | ATH rank: 10 | Watch
College: Committed to South Florida over Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina and Kansas State.
Breakdown: A tremendous athlete who shines as a dual-threat quarterback but could be a potential difference-maker as a college running back. He is a rugged, sturdy player who also possesses smooth, fluid change-of-direction skills for someone his size.
10 Chris Thompson (Greenville, Fla./Madison County)
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 175 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | RB rank: 33 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida State over Miami, Clemson and Florida.
Breakdown: An excellent scatback prospect who could develop into a great offensive weapon at the next level. Lacks great size but is deceptively strong.

Wide receivers
No. Player (City, State/school)
1 Andre Debose (Sanford, Fla./Seminole)
Height: 6-0| Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 29 | WR rank: 4 | Watch
College: Florida, LSU and Miami are DeBose's top three. He's also considering Georgia and USC.
Breakdown: Debose is a special athlete who could develop into a game-breaker in time. He has good size and lean bulk. Possesses a wonderful combination of speed, quickness and acceleration. Reaches top gear in a hurry.
2 Duron Carter (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 183 | ESPNU 150 rank: 150| WR rank: 18 | Watch
College: Committed to Ohio State over LSU, Auburn, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Breakdown: Carter has soft hands and doesn't use his body when catching the football. Runs good routes, can snag the difficult passes and is especially effective in the red zone.
21 Jamal Patterson (McDonough, Ga./Henry County)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 190 | ESPNU 150 rank: 117 | WR rank: 16 | Watch
College: Committed to Stanford over Central Florida and Florida.
Breakdown: Patterson continues the trend of the tall, imposing wide receiver infiltrating the college game. He has excellent size, extremely long arms and big hands.
6 Terry Hawthorne (East St. Louis, Ill.)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 168 | ESPNU 150 rank: 84 | WR rank: 10 | Watch
College: Committed to Illinois over Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska.
Breakdown: One of the more complete wide receivers in the country. Hands are soft, strong and he extends well away from his body. With great speed, he has the sought-after ability to turn the short pass into a big gain or track the deep throw with great body control and concentration.
4 Jheranie Boyd (Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 37 | WR rank: 5 | Watch
College: Picked North Carolina over Oklahoma, Mizzou, N.C. State and Illinois.
Breakdown: Has very good size and excellent top-end speed, and is a playmaker. Size is very good, has the frame to really muscle up and shows very good acceleration and the ability to make something happen after the catch. Reaches top speed quickly, is smooth and fluid both in and out of his cuts and also after the catch.
11 Nu'Keese Richardson (Pahokee, Fla.)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 160 | ESPNU 150 rank: 109 | WR rank: 13 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Florida State, South Carolina, Georgia and Michigan. Breakdown: This little bugger can scoot. Richardson is a tough rascal and a smart, heady player with excellent quickness and explosiveness after the catch.

Tight ends
No. Player (City, State/school)
89 Barrett Matthews (Houston/North Shore)
Height: 6-2| Weight: 225 | ESPNU 150 rank: 59 | TE rank: 2 | Watch
College: Picked Texas over Houston, Miami, Kansas State and Texas A&M
Breakdown: An exciting prospect with the tools to be well-rounded at the college level. He's a sound, tenacious blocker while also a weapon as a receiver. Has the ability to stay on the field in all situations and be a factor, making him a player to watch.
18 Jordan Najvar (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak)
Height:6-6 | Weight: 215 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR TE rank: 20 | Watch
College: Committed to Stanford over Miami, Texas A&M, Arizona State and Mizzou.
Breakdown: Najvar is a tall, rangy tight end prospect with good concentration and sure hands. He is a tough receiver who will go over the middle and will take a hit to make a catch.

Offensive linemen
No. Player (City, State/school)
74 Jack Mewhort (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's)
Height: 6-6| Weight: 285 | ESPNU 150 rank: 125 | Center rank: 1 | Watch
College: Picked Ohio State over Michigan State, Northwestern, Illinois and Iowa.
Breakdown: Mewhort is tall and physical, and he gets great movement at the point of attack. His good first step allows him to pick up stunting defensive linemen.
76 Quinton Washington (St. Stephen, S.C./Timberland)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 315 | ESPNU 150 rank: 79| Guard rank: 7 | Watch
College: Considering South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee and Miami.
Breakdown: Washington has all the tools to be a big-time collegiate offensive lineman as an impressive 300-pounder who moves like a lightweight. Very athletic for a big man, he's fluid when pulling and trapping.
64 Dallas Lee (Buford, Ga.)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 290 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | Guard rank: 15 | Watch
College: Committed to Georgia over Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and Florida State.
Breakdown: A tough, physical football player. He really comes across as a kid who laces them up and looks to punish opponents and give you what he's got.
77 Peter White (Washington, D.C./St. John's College)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 344 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | Guard rank: 23 | Watch
College: Considering Tennessee, Florida, Miami, Maryland and Oregon.
Breakdown: A big, powerful man who likes to play the game and really hustles. He is a monster of a human being and a load coming off the ball who delivers an upper-body blow with his hands.
70 Paden Kelley (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis)
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 270 | ESPNU 150 rank: 26 | OT rank: 2 | Watch
College: Picked Texas over Nebraska, Florida, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
Breakdown: Kelley's a very athletic offensive tackle with the versatility to also play guard. Tall and rangy, he looks the part, carrying his weight extremely well.
72 Mason Walters (Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship)
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 285 | ESPNU 150 rank: 15 | OT rank: 1 | Watch
College: Picked Texas over LSU, USC, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
Breakdown: A max-effort player with exceptional ability, he's a self-starter who clearly loves the game. He goes after opponents like a heat-seeking missile.
56 Zach Martin (Indianapolis/Bishop Chatard)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 260 | ESPNU 150 rank: 104| OT rank: 12 | Watch
College: Picked Notre Dame over Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Virginia.
Breakdown: Martin may be one of the most versatile linemen in the 2009 class. He is an outstanding offensive tackle and defensive lineman who has a great motor.
75 Thomas Ashcraft (Cedar Hill, Texas)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 290 | ESPNU 150 rank: 75 | Guard rank: 6 | Watch
College: Picked Texas over Texas A&M, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.
Breakdown: A gifted lineman with the size college coaches seek. He has shown the foot agility to both pull and trap from the offensive tackle position.

Defensive linemen
No. Player (City, State/school)
8 Dyron Dye (Sanford, Fla./Seminole)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 215 | ESPNU 150 rank: 143 | DE rank: 11 | Watch
College: Dye has narrowed his list to Miami and LSU.
Breakdown: There is plenty to like about Dye as a defensive end prospect. He has a tall frame to add bulk, displays good speed to chase plays, and he is a physical defender.
9 Demonte McAllister (Tampa, Fla./Alonso)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250 | ESPNU 150 rank: 50| DE rank: 3 | Watch
College: Picked Florida State over USC, Florida, LSU and Miami.
Breakdown: McAllister is extremely quick off the ball and because of that he can be an absolute terror in the trenches. He plays defensive tackle in high school and with added bulk could project there in college.
91 Melvin Fellows (Garfield Heights, Ohio)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 245 | ESPNU 150 rank: 108 | DE rank: 7 | Watch
College: Committed to Ohio State over Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame and USC.
Breakdown: Fellows is a tough dude to run at. A physical kid who punishes smaller blockers. There is not a ton of flash to his game, but he takes care of his business.
55 Jacobbi McDaniel (Greenville, Fla./Madison County)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 267 | ESPNU 150 rank: 7 | DT rank: 1 | Watch
College: Picked Florida State over Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Clemson.
Breakdown: Not the biggest but one talented football player. He is quick, smart and can be a terror when pulling and blocking on the move, but he's even more effective on defense.
77 Joshua Downs (Bastrop, La.)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 267 | ESPNU 150 rank: 82 | DT rank: 6 | Watch
College: Picked LSU over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas.
Breakdown: A versatile big man, he projects to either defensive tackle or offensive guard. He is also a talented, disruptive defensive tackle who can be explosive and violent and reminds us of 2008 prospect Brandon Thompson.
87 Abry Jones (Warner Robins, Ga./Northside)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250| ESPNU 150 rank: 112 | DE rank: 9 | Watch
College: Picked Georgia over Florida, Florida State, Clemson and Miami.
Breakdown: Jones is one of the more versatile defensive linemen in this 2009 class. He has the physical tools to develop into a stout interior run defender as well as a disruptive edge-rusher.

No. Player (City, State/school)
2 Petey Smith (Seffner, Fla./Armwood)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 240 | ESPNU 150 rank: 139 | ILB rank: 4
College: Smith has narrowed his list to Auburn and Alabama.
Breakdown: Simply put, Smith is a dominant inside run-stopper at the high school level. He possesses superior size and strength and steps down fast when filling his inside rush lanes.
3 Jelani Jenkins (Wheaton, Md./Good Counsel)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 205 | ESPNU 150 rank: 9 | OLB rank: 2 | Watch
College: Considering Penn State, Notre Dame, USC, Stanford and Miami.
Breakdown: A tough, rangy, fast-twitched linebacker prospect who plays fast and physical on every snap and possesses tremendous upside when projecting for the next level.
12 Eric Fields (Warner Robins, Ga./Northside)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 210| ESPNU 150 rank: 27 | OLB rank: 4 | Watch
College: Committed to Clemson over Georgia, Miami, Florida and Florida State.
Breakdown: Can run and hit as good as any outside linebacker in this class. Aside from lacking great size, he is your prototypical outside linebacker prospect.
23 Frankie Telfort (Miami/Gulliver Prep)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 194 | ESPNU 150 rank: 40 | OLB rank: 5 | Watch
College: Has narrowed his list to Florida and USC.
Breakdown: He lacks great size, but has a rangy, tapered body and should be able to add bulk without losing much quickness. Very explosive and attacks ball carriers with a rare burst in space.

Defensive backs
No. Player (City, State/school)
6 Ricardo Dixon (Hallandale, Fla.)
Height: 5-10| Weight: 168 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | CB rank: 11 | Watch
College: Picked South Florida over Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia and Rutgers.
Breakdown: A technically sound, gifted athlete with the foot quickness, hips and recovery speed to develop into a great cover corner at the next level. He lacks ideal size but is very fluid and smooth in all of his movement skills.
24 Greg Reid (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes)
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 175 | ESPNU 150 rank: 106| Athlete rank: 13 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Florida State, Auburn, Georgia and Clemson.
Breakdown: Reid might step on campus without a set position, but it won't take too long for him to step on the field and make an impact. He is an explosive, fast-twitched athlete with great speed and rare initial burst in the short area.
11 Travis Hawkins (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard)
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 181 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | CB rank: 12 | Watch
College: Committed to Maryland over Penn State, Oregon, Central Florida and Michigan.
Breakdown: Hawkins blends great athleticism, physicality and instincts in the secondary; a DB consistently around the ball making plays.
5 Prince Kent (Norcross, Ga.)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 193 | ESPNU 150 rank: 43 | CB rank: 3 | Watch
College: Committed to Miami over Clemson, LSU, Alabama and Georgia.
Breakdown: A rare cornerback prospect with exceptional size and skills at the position. He is tall, very high-cut and rangy.
9 Ray Ray Armstrong (Sanford, Fla./Seminole)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 215 | ESPNU 150 rank: 18 | Athlete rank: 2 | Watch
College: Considering Miami, Florida, LSU, USC and Florida State.
Breakdown: Armstrong is possibly the best overall athlete in this class in relation to his size and has the versatility to play just about any skill position on either side of the ball.
1 Darren Myles Jr. (Atlanta/Carver)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 38 | Safety rank: 4 | Watch
College: Considering Florida, Alabama, LSU, Purdue and Georgia Tech.
Breakdown: This athletic superman never is on the bench and at about 6-2 is physically impressive. He can play safety, wide receiver and quarterback.
4 Isaiah Bell (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 | ESPNU 150 rank: 91| Safety rank: 9 | Watch
College: Picked Michigan over Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Air Force and Bowling Green.
Breakdown: Bell is one of the DBs with better upside in this 2009 defensive class and is a real playmaker. He excels at safety with his long, rangy body.

No. Player (City, State/school)
17 Dustin Hopkins (Houston/Clear Lake)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 174 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | Kicker rank: 1 | Watch
College: Picked Florida State over Notre Dame, Baylor, Mizzou and Kansas State.
Breakdown: Hopkins is a talented kicker who has a very strong leg. His kickoffs are deep or out of the end zone; good hang on kickoffs.

Black Team Coaches
Head coach: Mike White (Former head coach of Oakland Raiders, Cal and Illinois)
Offensive coordinator: Dave Levy (Won four national titles with USC and coached in NFL)
Defensive coordinator: Rex Norris (Over 30 years in college -- OU, Florida, Tennessee -- and NFL)
Quarterbacks coach: Brad Davis (Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship)
Running backs coach: Bob Milloy (Wheaton, Md./Good Counsel)
Wide receivers coach: Chad Morris (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis)
Offensive line coach: Michael Coe (Greenville, Fla./Madison County)
Defensive tackles coach: Gary Thiebaud (Houston/Cypress Ridge)
Defensive ends coach: Mike Rozier (McDonough, Ga./Henry County)
Inside linebackers coach: Joe McGuire (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill)
Outside linebackers coach: Mike Briggs (Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook)
Cornerbacks coach: David Smith (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak)
Safeties coach: Darren Myles, Sr. (Atlanta/Carver)
Assistant coach: Don Cox