2009 Recruiting Board - Wide Receivers

Let's keep filling out the recruiting board and take a look at the wide receivers today.

 

2009 Wide Receiver Recruiting Board

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Justin Brown
Wilmington, DE

6'3"
205 lbs.
4.48
19 catches
558 yds
8 TD
Y Y

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Jaleel Clark
Orefield, PA

6'4"
200 lbs
4.5

51 catches
785 yds
10 TD
Y Y Scout Profile
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Todd Thomas
Beaver Falls, PA

6'2"
202 lbs
4.59

11 catches
171 yds, 2 TD
(Played mostly as RB)
Y N

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Brandon Felder
Oxon Hill, MD

6'3"
167 lbs
4.5

40 catches
942 yds
11 TD
Y Y

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Committed to Penn State

Logan Heastie
Chesapeake, VA

6'3"
194 lbs
4.4

53 passes
977 yds
16 TD
Y Y

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Committed to WV

Je'Ron Stokes
Philadelphia, PA

6'1"
178 lbs
4.44

28 catches
617 yds
6 TD
Y Y

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Committed to Tennessee

Shawney Kersey
Woodbury, NJ

6'2"
175 lbs
4.53

28 catches
524 yds
3 TD
Y N

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Carvin Powell
Chesapeake, VA

6'2"
199 lbs
4.5

38 catches
600 yds
8 TD
Y N

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Tyree Watkins
Camden, NJ

6'2"
185 lbs
4.5

70 catches
989 yds
13 TD
Y N

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Brandon Scott
Woodbridge, VA

6'4"
210 lbs
4.59
N/A - injured N Y

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Devon Smith
Waldorf, MD
5'7"
150 lbs
4.25
1209 yds, 16 TD N Y

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 And now prepare to be dazzled and amazed by my uneducated and uninformed analysis of these young men. I'll leave Heastie, Felder and Stokes out since they have already committed.

Justin Brown

His highlight film is impressive. Like a lot of 6'4" high school receivers you see a lot of jump balls thirty yards down field. He's able to take advantage of a lot lesser talent, but in the college game you have to bring more than that. He can run past the defender and get good separation if you send him on a fly or deep post route. But he seems like he tends to round off his routes and coast through them at times. As a result he struggles to get separation on short and medium range routes.

But the bottom line is he has size and speed and good hands. The rest can be coached up. That's why several programs like Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Pitt, Maryland, and Oregon have extended offers to him. He visited Penn State for the Blue White game and liked the atmosphere, but he wasn't overly impressed with how we used our wideouts. I think he's high on Penn State, but he's not sure he likes our offense. He may wait until fall to gather more information.

Jaleel Clark

Clark runs very precise routes and gets good separation on the medium and short range routes. He's very physical at the line when a corner tries to jam him and he's able to get free. His speed is excellent and his hands are sure. I can't find anything wrong on his tape. I would really like to land this kid. His offer list consists of Connecticut, Missouri, Pitt, and Minnesota, and all indications are Penn State is his leader right now.

Todd Thomas

Thomas is a tremendous athlete, but I didn't come away that impressed by his film. Every time they threw him the ball it was a jump ball 30 yards down field or a bubble screen. Most of his highlights are him taking handoffs in the backfield. It's a clear example of a high school coach just giving the ball to his best athlete time and again. He has a tremendous upside with his athletic ability, but as a wide receiver I think it may take a couple years to polish him up a bit. It may be a moot point anyway as it appears he's probably headed to Michigan.

Shawney Kersey

There is no video available on Kersey, which may explain why he isn't being recruited very heavily yet. There are also rumors that schools are waiting to see his transcript or SAT scores or something like that. But it doesn't sound like there is a problem. He was really enamored with Michigan when Rich Rodriguez took over and the media couldn't stop talking about his impending global domination, but he has cooled off the Wolverines lately and Penn State has really come on in recent weeks. Many suspect he is holding out for the Penn State offer, and when it comes in he won't waste any time pulling the trigger.

Carvin Powell

It's tough to gauge this kid since his highlight reel consists of five plays. His speed and explosiveness don't impress me, but like I said it's only five plays. It probably doesn't matter anyway since I get the impression this kid isn't coming north. My gut says he'll end up at Virginia Tech.

Tyree Watkins

Again no film so I can't tell you much about him. And on top of that he's one of those kids that plays his cards close to his vest so you can't gauge his interest in Penn State or any school. He's gathering an impressive offer list so he must be a good one. We'll have to wait and see where he ends up.

Brandon Scott

Here again, a kid with no film. Listen kids, if you want four or five stars from the recruiting sites and a ton of offers the first thing you need is a good highlight tape. But it's not entirely his fault since Scott was injured most of 2007. He hasn't landed any offers yet as I suppose schools are waiting to see what he does his senior year. Penn State is in close contact with him.

Devon Smith

See the running back offer board. Lightning in cleats. BSD likey. And Smith likey PSU.

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