Changing Of The Guard

Quincy PierreContributor IJanuary 13, 2009



Dre Kirkpatrick
 CB:   Considering Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Florida

Dre is an outstanding prospect. 6’2” corners with great speed don’t grow on trees, so there is no wonder why everyone is after this young man. Being from the state of Alabama, Nick Saban will do everything in his power to keep Dre in state. I see it being a two-horse race between Alabama and Auburn, and the leader right now is Alabama. Look for Dre to sign with the Crimson Tide on Signing Day.


Manti Te’o  OLBConsidering BYU, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Notre Dame

Manti is a physical specimen with elite speed and a knack for making plays. Playing in Hawaii might have some people wondering about competition, but at the Under Armour All-American Game, he left no question he is the top rated linebacker in 2009. He has a list of schools he’s looking at but I feel at the end of the day he will choose UCLA.


Rueben Randle WR:  Considering Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Georgia

Rueben is a playmaker with all the tools. He has great hands, excellent route running, great size, and elite speed. Rueben is rated the best wide receiver in the nation and there is little argument about that. He looking at several schools but the school with the inside track is LSU. Being from Louisiana, Les Miles knows how much he needs to keep Rueben in state—but look out for Florida State. I believe it’s going to be LSU in the end, though.


Jelani Jenkins OLBConsidering Boston College, Florida, Illinois, Penn State

Jelani is a hard-nosed football player with good speed. He attacks the line of scrimmage and seeks out ball-carriers. Jelani also can drop back in coverage and play the pass well. Jelani has a bunch of college offers, but with Signing Day about six weeks away, it will come down to Florida and Penn State. My prediction is he will wind up at Penn State.


Devon Kennard  DE: Considering Texas, USC, Arizona State, California

Devon has been hurt for most of this season with an ACL tear, but that didn’t limit his college offers for all over the country. His junior season was outstanding with 111 tackles and 24.5 sacks. He is relentless in both run and pass situations. The race for his signature is between two schools: USC and Texas. For now I have Texas as the leader in the clubhouse, but we probably won't know until Signing Day.

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