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Top Five Wide Receiver Signees For 2010

A.J. Green and Julio Jones sure did put a lot of pressure on future SEC wide receivers.

Green and Jones made a splash as soon as they arrived in the SEC in 2008. Green became the top target for Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Jones was the go-to guy for senior John Parker Wilson at Alabama.

Now, SEC fans hope to find the next Green or Jones in each freshman class, but their production will be difficult to duplicate.

Here’s a look at the top five wide receiver signees in the SEC for 2010.

1. Da’Rick Rogers – Tennessee – The Vols were ecstatic to pull Rogers away from Georgia on National Signing Day. The Calhoun (Ga.) High School standout signed with UT along with his former teammate, quarterback Nash Nance, who is probably a fan favorite because of his influence of Rogers’ recruitment. Rogers, who played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in Orlando, has been nicknamed “The Freak” because of his size (6-3, 215) and athletic ability. One person who covered Rogers in high school compared his physical gifts to Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Rogers has the best chance among SEC receivers to become the next freshman standout.

2. Trovon Reed – Auburn – The Tigers signed Reed to make an immediate impact in Gus Malzahn’s offense. It was a bold move for Reed, who attended Thibodaux High School, to leave the state of Louisiana for another SEC program. Reed played quarterback at Thibodaux so the offense could take advantage of his explosive ability on every play. Look for him to be a valuable asset in the slot for Auburn’s offense. Reed has good enough size (6-0, 175) to go along with his ability to be a home run threat. Auburn signed one of the top classes in the country in 2010. Reed, along with running back Michael Dyer, will help the Tigers reap instant benefits.

3. Chris Dunkley – Florida – Dunkley needs to get bigger. The Gators will be nervous every time the 5-11, 170-pound Dunkley takes a hit, but his speed and playmaking ability will force him onto the field. Dunkley, who attended Pahokee (Fla.) High School, is exactly what Urban Meyer requires for his offense to work – a speedster who can run around and away from defenders. It’s difficult to believe Dunkley will be the next Percy Harvin, but Dunkley could make contributions similar to what Harvin did and perhaps more comparable to the plays made by tailbacks Chris Rainey and Jeffrey Demps. Dunkley flirted with several schools before ultimately choosing the Gators. Good move by him. The two sides are a perfect match.

4. Justin Hunter – Tennessee – He’s been compared to Randy Moss. That’s tough to believe considering Moss is one of the most physically gifted receivers of all time, but it shows what people think of Hunter, who originally committed to LSU. Hunter is a phenomenal athlete that was ranked the nation’s third-best long jumper and seventh-best high jumper by Track & Field News. Hunter, who attended Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va., also plans to run track at UT. Still, his first priority will be to contribute immediately to the Vols’ offense. He will have to fight for playing time. Rogers will be tough to beat out, as will fellow freshman Matt Milton. Veterans Gerald Jones, Denarius Moore and Marsalis Teague won’t be giving up their spots, either. Still, Hunter’s ability will force UT’s coaches to find ways to use him. His potential is outstanding.

5. DeAndrew White – Alabama – Like Hunter, White has terrific athleticism to go with his receiving abilities. White, who attended North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas, won the Class 5A state championship in the long jump and finished second in the 200-meter dash. Do you think Nick Saban has a plan to use White on the football field? Alabama needs help at receiver to go with Jones and Marquis Maze. White should be the perfect fit. ESPN.com ranked him as the 26th-best prospect in the country in 2010. Alabama’s offense will be centered around Jones and star tailbacks Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, which is a good thing for White, who should be able to settle into a lesser role as a freshman. The real winner with White signing at Alabama: A.J. McCarron, who many expect to be Alabama’s quarterback of the future.

 


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