Commentary

Black roster for UA All-American Game

Updated: December 4, 2009, 1:51 PM ET
By Scouts Inc.

Quarterbacks
No. Player (City, State/School)
5 Nick Montana (Concord, Calif./Oaks Christian)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 177 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | QB rank: 12 | Watch
College: Committed to Washington over Ohio State, LSU, Notre Dame, Alabama and Stanford.
Breakdown: Nick Montana is not just living off his father's name. Just like his father he certainly is going to be a late bloomer with his best football ahead of him. He is lanky and lean with good overall, deceptive athleticism and the ability to get rid of the ball quickly.
7 Devin Gardner (Inkster, Mich./Inkster)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 198 | ESPNU 150 rank: 118 QB rank: 12 | Watch
College: Committed to Michigan over LSU, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Breakdown: Gardner is a fantastic prospect athletically. He looks great on the hoof and is the ideal fit for the spread offense and a short controlled passing game that plays off his threat as a runner.
14 Phillip Sims (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 218 | ESPNU 150 rank: 37 QB rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Alabama over Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia.
Breakdown: Sims is a guy who gets better and better the more you watch him. He reminds us of a high school version of David Garrard both in stature, build and arm strength. He possesses adequate height and a thick, sturdy build.

Running backs
No. Player (City, State/ School)
32 Storm Johnson (Loganville, Ga./ Loganville)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 210 | ESPNU 150 rank: 21 | RB rank: 5 | Watch
College: Committed to Miami over Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon and Penn State.
Breakdown: Johnson is a load of a back with deceptive speed and lateral quicks. His good feet can actually be a detriment at times. He can take extra east-west cuts instead of blasting it downhill.
33 Mack Brown (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 185 | ESPNU 150 rank: 17 | RB rank: 3 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama and Auburn.
Breakdown: Brown is one of the more complete backs in this class and projects very well as a featured running back at the next level. We wish he had a bit more bulk with his downhill running style, but he is compact through his lower body.


Wideouts
No. Player (City, State/School)
1 Justin Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 172 | ESPNU 150 rank: 31 | WR rank: 5 | Watch
College: Committed to LSU over Virginia Tech, Florida, North Carolina, Penn State and Ohio State.
Breakdown: Hunter is very reminiscent of 2008 class wide receiver A.J. Green both in terms of measurables and ability. We are not quite convinced he possesses the same top-end speed, but Hunter is fluid, smooth and lanky with long arms and great leaping ability.
2 Mike Davis (Dallas/Skyline)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 176 | ESPNU 150 rank: 55 | WR rank: 10 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas, over LSU (he originally committed to the Tigers), Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
Breakdown: The one thing that stands out about Davis is he is a smart football player. He plays with savvy, know-how and has a penchant for finding ways to get open.
4 Darius White (Fort Worth, Texas/Dunbar)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 195 | ESPNU 150 rank: 9 | WR rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas
Breakdown: White is eerily similar to last year's Rueben Randle out wide, only we feel White has more of an explosive second gear and is a little taller. He is a physically imposing target who can really run.
10 James Louis (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 80 | WR rank: 14 | Watch
College: Committed to Ohio State over Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, LSU and Virginia Tech.
Breakdown: Louis possesses some of the best quickness and acceleration of any receiver in this class. He can be a dangerous weapon in all three phases of the passing game.
11 Solomon Patton (Mobile, Ala./Murphy)
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175 | ESPNU 150 rank: 71 | WR rank: 12 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Alabama, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Auburn and LSU.
Breakdown: What Patton lacks in overall size and bulk, he certainly makes up for in speed, quickness and big-play ability. This kid can really kick it into gear and is a dangerous mismatch as a route-runner and ball-carrier in space.
15 Corey Brown (Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 171 | ESPNU 150 rank: 146 | WR rank: 21 | Watch
College: Committed to Ohio State over Miami, Rutgers, West Virginia and Pitt.
Breakdown: Brown is a wonderful athlete blessed with speed and change-of-direction skills. He splits duties at running back and wide receiver, but his speed, build and ball skills will land him at wide receiver at the next level.

Tight ends
No. Player (City, State/School)
41 Travis Dickson (Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean Springs)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 230 | ESPNU 150 rank: 58 | WR rank: 4 | Watch
College: Committed to LSU over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida State and Georgia.
Breakdown: Dickson is a versatile, productive football player with a high motor. He has good hands, is tough to bring down after the catch and can be productive in the intermediate passing game.
82 Brian Vogler (Columbus, Ga./Brookstone)
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 245 | ESPNU 150 rank: 66 | TE rank: 5 | Watch
College: Committed to Alabama over Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Auburn and Tennessee.
Breakdown: Vogler is a dangerous receiving target for two main reasons, one is his height and the other is that he can consistently catch the ball with his hands over his head.

Offensive linemen
No. Player (City, State/School)
54 Miles Dieffenbach (Pittsburgh/Fox Chapel)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 277 | ESPNU 150 rank: 132 | OC rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Penn State over Pitt, Florida State, Virginia, Boston College and Minnesota.
Breakdown: As a center, Dieffenbach is a consistent snapper from both the shotgun or with quarterback under. He can step while snapping with no hesitation or lost motion. He has quick hands and gets them into the defender's frame immediately.
55 A.J. Cann (Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 260 | ESPNU 150 rank: 88 | OG rank: 4 | Watch
College: Committed to South Carolina over North Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Georgia.
Breakdown: As an offensive lineman, Cann is quick off the ball and gets into the defender in a hurry. He really works his hands throughout the block and works to get them inside the frame.
72 Luke Joeckel (Arlington, Texas/Arlington)
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 280 | ESPNU 150 rank: 84 | OT rank: 6 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas A&M over Oklahoma, Texas Tech, LSU, Oklahoma State and Nebraska.
Breakdown: Joeckel is a dominant offensive lineman. He has great size and is an intimidating force on the field. He's an exceptional run-blocker who completely engulfs smaller defensive linemen.
75 Evan Washington (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto)
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 286 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | OT rank: 17 | Watch
College: Committed to LSU over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Baylor.
Breakdown: Washington looks like what you see on Saturday afternoon already at the offensive tackle position. He has great height and overall size. He possesses very good natural strength and often overpowers his opponent.
76 Eric Mack (Saint Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 318 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | OG rank: 2
College: Committed to South Carolina over Auburn, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama and Clemson.
Breakdown: Mack is a big and powerful wide body with exceptional strength and power in his upper body along with his hips. He bulldozes defenders off the line of scrimmage at times but tends to like to turn the defender on other plays.
77 Ian Silberman (Orange Park, Fla./Fleming Island)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 256 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | OT rank: 2 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, Michigan and North Carolina.
Breakdown: Silberman could very well be the most athletic offensive tackle in the 2010 class. He is a tall, lean, and impressive-looking lineman who has exceptional feet.
79 Chad Lindsay (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 307 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | OG rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Alabama over LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn.
Breakdown: Lindsay is an excellent offensive guard. He has more than adequate size and is able to play with good pad level without getting too high.

Defensive linemen
No. Player (City, State/School)
15 LaDarius Owens (Bessemer, Ala./Jess Lanier)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 | ESPNU 150 rank: 131 | DE rank: 15
College: Committed to Auburn over Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU and Clemson.
Breakdown: Owens is a bit of tweener outside linebacker/defensive end, but he's a very talented prospect from a physical standpoint. He is on the smaller side if he's projected as an end, but Owens has a longer wingspan/frame and is really well built and put together.
33 Leon Orr (New Port Richey, Fla./Gulf)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 315 | ESPNU 150 rank: 68 | DT rank: 5 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Florida State, Miami, Florida International and Florida Atlantic.
Breakdown: Orr is certainly an interesting prospect. A kid with good size, you could almost list him as a jumbo athlete. He may have limited experience as a defensive tackle, but even so he still could be a very productive player in the trenches.
35 Alfy Hill (Shallotte, N.C./West Brunswick)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 240 | ESPNU 150 rank: 53 | DE rank: 7 | Watch
College: Committed to Alabama over North Carolina, NC State, LSU, Clemson and South Carolina.
Breakdown: Hill is an interesting prospect because he is a big kid who can move. He also presents some nice versatility. He will likely end up at defensive end with his size, but can be used as a linebacker
40 Dakota Royer (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 220 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | DE rank: 9 | Watch
College: Committed to Penn State over Pitt, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Oregon.
Breakdown: It is pretty tough not to like Royer. This kid is a football player. He most likely projects to defensive end -- where he plays in high school -- but we would not be surprised to see him get a look at outside linebacker.
45 Taylor Bible (Denton, Texas/Guyer)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 280 | DT rank: 1 | ESPNU 150 rank: 14 | | Watch
College: Committed to Texas over Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arizona and Kansas.
Breakdown: Bible disrupts offensive backfields. He is a good looking defensive tackle prospect not only in his play, but also in his build. He has good size for the position and carries his weight well.
47 Dominique Easley (New York/Curtis)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 260 | ESPNU 150 rank: 41 DE rank: 5 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida
Breakdown: Easley is one of the quickest players off the ball in this class and at times it seems like he has the offensive huddle wired and knows the snap count. He possesses good size and can be disruptive because he can get going so quickly and explode through the gap to cause problems in the backfield.
75 Evan Hailes (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 315 | ESPNU 150 rank: 77 | DT rank: 7 | Watch
College: committed to Penn State over Virginia Tech, Tennessee, LSU, N.C. State.
Breakdown: For the most part, Hailes is a space eater who can plant himself in a gap and gobble up action that comes his way, but you can't be too fast to judge this big boy.
83 Adrian Hubbard (Norcross, Ga./Norcross)
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 227 |ESPNU 150 rank: 79 | DE rank:8 |
College: Committed to Alabama over Florida State and South Carolina.
Breakdown: Hubbard spent much of his high school career focusing on basketball. On the gridiron, his raw tools are exciting and he does not look lost between the white lines. He has great size at about 6-foot-7.
85 Ashton Dorsey (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 275 | ESPNU 150 rank: 44 | DT rank: 2 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas over Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA and Tulsa.
Breakdown: Dorsey is an active defensive tackle and the more you watch him, the more you like him. He has a lean, athletic build for an interior defender and has a good get-off.

Linebackers
No. Player (City, State/School)
1 Aaron Benson (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 205 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | OLB rank: 9 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas over Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Missouri.
Breakdown: Benson can run, close and hit as good as some of the top linebackers in this class. His frame is very impressive and hints of great upside. He could potentially play all three linebacker positions in a 4-3 defense.
19 Corey Nelson (Dallas/Skyline)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195 | ESPNU 150 rank: 47 | OLB rank: 4 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas A&M over Oklahoma, Tennessee, LSU, Stanford and UCLA.
Breakdown: Nelson may be a bit raw and inexperienced in linebacker play, but after watching film on this guy it's hard not to see a special linebacker prospect. His range, speed, closing burst and explosion at the point of attack are all excellent. The fundamentals will come for Nelson.
32 Jordan Hicks (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 210 | ESPNU 150 rank: 2 | OLB rank: 1 | Watch
College: Considering Texas, Florida, Ohio State, USC and Alabama.
Breakdown: Hicks may be one of the more explosive linebackers we have seen in the past two classes. Hicks generates striking speed and velocity in the short-area and plays the game with an intense motor.
41 V.J. Fehoko (Honolulu, Hawaii/Farrington)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 210 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | ILB rank: 4 | Watch
College: Considering Texas Tech, Washington, Utah, Hawaii and Utah State.
Breakdown: Fehoko plays the game fast, physical and with a relentless motor. While he may not project particularly high as a positional prospect, it's hard not to like this guy a lot as a total football player.
50 Jake Holland (Pelham, Ala./Pelham)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 220 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | ILB rank: 11 | Watch
College: Committed to Auburn over Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Duke, Kansas State and Colorado.
Breakdown: It's difficult to find many fundamental flaws in Holland's game at linebacker. He is smart, tough and instinctive, with the versatility to play inside or outside at the next level in our eyes.

Defensive backs
No. Player (City, State/School)
2 DeMarcus Milliner (Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 185 | ESPNU 150 rank: 20 CB rank: 2 | Watch
College: Committed to Alabama over Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.
Breakdown: Milliner is a smooth athlete with a good blend of size, speed and quickness. He has a knack for making the big play on both sides of the ball and on special teams.
4 Toney Hurd Jr. (Missouri City, Texas/Marshall)
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 179 | ESPNU 150 rank: 120 | CB rank: 10 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas A&M
Breakdown: Hurd is a defensive playmaker and one of the better ball-hawking defensive backs in this class. He reads the play quickly and takes sharp, direct angles to the ball against the run or pass.
5 Jonathan Dowling (Bradenton, Fla./Southeast)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 8 | S rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Georgia and South Florida.
Breakdown: Dowling is a tall, lean and impressive free safety. He covers the deep ball as well as anybody in the class. He has great height and carries his weight well as he roams the secondary.
7 Demar Dorsey (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 11 | S rank: 2 | Watch
College: Committed to Florida over Tennessee, USC, Michigan, West Virginia and Miami.
Breakdown: He is the entire package in terms of being a complete defensive back. He is a reactor who attacks the line of scrimmage instantly in run support and displays great closing speed. He also is a physical tackler who explodes up and through the ball carrier when making the hit.
8 Adrian White (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 175 | ESPNU 150 rank: 103 | CB rank: 8 | Watch
College: Committed to Texas over Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame, USC and Texas A&M.
Breakdown: White is a fluid cornerback prospect with the desired speed, quickness and hips of an upper-tier perimeter defender at the next level. Has good height and a long frame.
10 John Fulton (Manning, S.C./Manning)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 180 | ESPNU 150 rank: 42 | CB rank: 4
College: Committed to Alabama
Breakdown: Fulton is the complete package as a cornerback prospect. He has the physical tools and skill set to excel in both man-to-man and zone coverage schemes at the next level.
23 Luke Muncie (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | S rank: 25 | Watch
College: Committed to LSU over Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Michigan and Arkansas.
Breakdown: Muncie is a very solid safety that will probably grow into an outside linebacker. He has good size and is quicker than fast.

Kicker
No. Player (City, State/School)
18 Cody Parkey (Jupiter, Fla./ Jupiter Community)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 190 | ESPNU 150 rank: NR | K rank: 1 | Watch
College: Committed to Auburn over North Carolina, Miami, Florida and Tennessee.
Breakdown: Parkey was the nation's first kicker to pick up a Division I offer in the 2010 class. He has been ahead of his time for the past three to four years. He is a superior ball-striker.

Coaches
Head coach: Sam Wyche (former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals)
Offensive coordinator: Larry Kennan (former NFL assistant with the Patriots, Saints and Raiders)
Defensive coordinator: George Dyer (over 20 years in NFL, plus stops at ASU and Michigan State)
Quarterbacks coach: Noel Mazzone (UA combine coach and former NFL and college coach)
Quarterbacks coach: Bryan Deal (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith)
Running backs coach: Bob Milloy (Pittsburgh/Fox Chapel)
Wide receivers (slots) coach: Claude Mathis (DeSoto, Texas)
Wide receivers (wideouts) coach: John Walsh (Denton, Texas/Guyer)
Tight ends coach: David Smith (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak)
Offensive line coach: Danny Algeo (Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara)
Defensive line coach: Jeff Foshee (Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope Elmore)
Linebackers coach: Larry Cox (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West)
Defensive backs coach (corners): Joe McGuire (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill)
Defensive backs coach (safeties): Todd Lawson (Fort Worth, Texas/Dunbar)