2007 prospects to track

Originally Published: February 2, 2006
Scouts Inc.

There's a lot of time between now and next year's national signing day, but here are 10 Class of 2007 players to track:

QB Jimmy Clausen (Oaks Christian-Westlake Village, Calif.): Already one of the most talked about recruits in the country. He's the younger brother of Casey and Rick.

RB Noel Devine (North Fort Myers, Fla.): 2007 version of C.J. Spiller, only with more power.

OT Chris Shannon (Phillips Academy-Andover, Mass.): Big offensive tackle who moves well.

QB Matt Simms (Don Bosco Prep-Franklin Lakes, N.J.): Dad Phil went to Morehead State, brother Chris Simms went to Texas, and now Matt. Could he be the best of a talented quarterbacking family?

OT Javario Burkes (Moon Valley, Az.): Junior prospect with incredible size.

RB Mark Tyler (Oaks Christian-Westlake Village, Calif.): Son of former NFL running back Wendell Tyler and teammate of Jimmy Clausen.

QB Ryan Mallett (Texarkana, Texas): Big-armed pocket passer from the Lone Star State.

RB Chris Rainey (Lakeland, Fla.): Next in a long line of deep and talented players from Lakeland High.

CB Gary Gray (Columbia, S.C.-Richland Northeast): Corner prospect from 2006 ESPN 150 DE Adam Patterson's high school.

WR Deonte Thompson (Glades Central-Belle Glades, Fla.): Receiver prospect with top-end speed.