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2004 Prospect Ranking

Rivals.com Midwest Major 50

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Theodore Ginn, JrDB
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Ted Ginn Jr. has the entire package. He’s the country’s top cornerback prospect.

5 stars6'0"170Ohio St.
#2Anthony MorelliQB
Pittsburgh, PAPenn Hills

Morelli just edges out another great QB from the Keystone State, Chad Henne as the region’s best signal caller.

5 stars6'4"208Penn St.
#3Chad HenneQB
West Lawn, PAWilson

Made Lloyd Carr very happy when he committed to Michigan in early August.

5 stars6'3"210Michigan
#4Kyle WilliamsLB
Bolingbrook, IL

A premier linebacker prospect who runs like a defensive back.

5 stars6'2"217Iowa
#5Fred DavisWR
Toledo, OHRogers

A great wide receiver who has excellent size to go along with outstanding speed.

5 stars6'4"210USC
#6Dan ConnorLB
Wallingford, PAStrath Haven

Penn State fans were ecstatic when Dan Connor committed in early August.

5 stars6'3"215Penn St.
#7Chris PattersonLB
Chicago, ILHubbard

A super prospect who could play either outside or inside linebacker in college.

5 stars6'3"220Oklahoma
#8Lydon MurthaOL
Hutchinson, MN

They don’t come much bigger, nor much better for that matter than Lydon Murtha A Minnesota commitment.

4 stars6'8"315Nebraska
#9Kyle MitchumOL
Erie, PAMcDowell

The battle is on for Kyle Mitchum who has an NFL type frame.

4 stars6'6"265Ohio St.
#10Roland MartinOL
Chicago, ILHarper High School

Nicknamed "Baby Orlando Pace" for a reason.

4 stars6'5"326Michigan St.
#11Marcus FreemanLB
Huber Heights, OHWayne High School

A star inside linebacker prospect who already looks like he plays in the NFL.

4 stars6'2"240Ohio St.
#12Rhyan AndersonDE
Oak Creek, WI

Rhyan Anderson registered 21 sacks his junior season.

4 stars6'6"265Miami (FL)
#13Brandon BraxtonOL
Youngstown, OHUrsuline

It’s a good year for offensive lineman in the state of Ohio and Brandon Braxton is the best.

4 stars6'6"300Oklahoma
#14James BryantLB
Reading, PA

This star linebacker has scholarship offers from plenty of schools east of the Mississippi.

4 stars6'3"240Miami (FL)
#15Nick HaydenDT
Hartland, WIArrowhead

Hayden had nearly two dozen scholarship offers before picking Wisconsin.

4 stars6'5"265Wisconsin
#16Tyrell SalesDE
Butler, PA

Another defensive standout who made Joe Paterno very happy with an August commitment.

3 stars6'4"235Penn St.
#17Andrew JohnsonRB
Pittsburgh, PANorth Hills

A star running back who committed to Pitt over Ohio State in July.

4 stars6'0"205Miami (FL)
#18Alex MitchellOL
Bay City, MICentral High School

A Michigan commit who just edges out Will Johnson for honors as the top prospect in the state of Michigan.

4 stars6'5"310Michigan
#19Adrian ArringtonWR
Cedar Rapids, IAWashington High School

A tall, rangy wide receiver in the David Boston mold.

4 stars6'4"180Michigan
#20A.Q. ShipleyDT
Coraopolis, PAMoon

Not real tall, but very good. Headed to Penn State.

4 stars6'2"275Penn St.
#21Will JohnsonDT
Lake Orion, MI

A very strong and aggressive young man who has committed to Michigan.

4 stars6'4"285Michigan
#22Greg HarrisonOL
Shenandoah, PAValley

A Penn State commitment who had offers very early from schools all over Big Ten country and beyond.

4 stars6'5"295Penn St.
#23Michael MasseyDE
Cleveland, OHSt. Ignatius

Will join brothers Jim (Ohio State) and Pat (Michigan) as a major college football player.

4 stars6'5"225Michigan
#24Brandon RobinsonDB
Minneapolis, MNBreck School

A standout athlete that's also very good in the classroom.

4 stars6'0"185Boston Coll.
#25Rory NicolTE
Beaver, PAArea

Has prototype tight end size and runs very well.

4 stars6'5"245Ohio St.
#26Ryan BakerDE
Indianapolis, INBishop Chatard

A standout prospect on both sides of the ball.

4 stars6'6"225Purdue
#27Devon LyonsDB
Pittsburgh, PAWoodland Hills

Has strong safety size, but runs and has the range of a free safety.

4 stars6'2"210Ohio St.
#28Morgan TrentWR
Orchard Lake, MISt. Mary's

Got the ball rolling early for Lloyd Carr when he became Michigan’s first commitment for the class of 2004.

4 stars6'1"180Michigan
#29Tony PittmanRB
Akron, OHBuchtel

The top running back prospect in the state of Ohio.

4 stars5'11"195Ohio St.
#30Carl GrimesATH
Detroit, MIDePorres

Michigan State and Florida State battled hard for him, FSU won.

4 stars5'9"185Michigan St.
#31Chris RogersLB
Wexford, PANorth Allegheny

A Michigan commitment who has a nice combination of size and athletic ability.

4 stars6'3"240Michigan
#32Vernon GholstonDE
Detroit, MICass Tech

Incredible physical specimen who could play a variety of positions on the defensive line.

4 stars6'3"238Ohio St.
#33Chad HooblerTE
Carrollton, OH

A versatile prospect who will get his first look at Ohio State at tight end, but is also a fine defensive end prospect.

4 stars6'5"225Ohio St.
#34Chris GrahamLB
Indianapolis, INWarren Central

A talented prospect who simply needs to take care of his academics.

4 stars5'11"210Michigan
#35Tim JamisonDE
Harvey, ILThornton Township

The fastest rising prospect in the Midwest as a senior?

4 stars6'3"240Michigan
#36Dwayne HolmesATH
Detroit, MIFord

Committed early to Purdue, but then switched to MSU.

4 stars6'0"244Michigan St.
#37Sam CarsonLB
Downers Grove, ILDowners Grove South

Shows great desire along with plenty of ability.

4 stars6'2"225Illinois
#38Ben PersonOL
Xenia, OH

A very early commitment to Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

4 stars6'4"305Ohio St.
#39Corey DavisLB
Pittsburgh, PAPeabody

Perhaps not as well known as some of the other top prospects in the state of Pennsylvania, but a good one none the less.

3 stars6'1"302Pittsburgh
#40Erik HawRB
Columbus, OHIndependence

The Buckeyes feel they have landed a steal in Haw.

3 stars5'11"205Ohio St.
#41Justin HoskinsRB
Grand Rapids, MICreston

Notre Dame’s first commitment for the class of 2004.

3 stars5'11"190Notre Dame
#42Shaun LaneDB
Hubbard, OH

Will follow in his father’s footsteps and play for Ohio State.

3 stars5'11"175Ohio St.
#43Kellen Freeman-DavisTE
Adrian, MI

Blew up on the national recruiting scene after having a great senior season.

3 stars6'6"229Michigan St.
#44Craig BokorDT
Aliquippa, PAHopewell

Walt Harris’ recruiting efforts are going well and Craig Bokor is one of a number of fine ones who have already decided on Pitt.

3 stars6'3"270Pittsburgh
#45Sirjo WelchDB
Columbus, OHBeechcroft

Yet another fine prospect in our top 50 who has committed to Ohio State.

3 stars5'11"180Ohio St.
#46Charles StewartDB
Farmington Hills, MIHarrison

Lloyd Carr is doing well in his home state and Charles Stewart is another one from Michigan who is headed to Ann Arbor to play his college ball.

3 stars6'1"188Michigan
#47Brock BolenRB
Germantown, OHValley View

Will he play running back, fullback, or linebacker at Illinois?

3 stars6'0"230Illinois
#48Xavier FultonDT
Homewood, ILFlossmoor

A run stopping defensive lineman who has a nice combination of size, strength, and quickness.

3 stars6'5"245Illinois
#49Anthony HeygoodRB
Chester, PACardinal O'Hara

A powerful runner who also has pretty good speed.

3 stars6'2"210Purdue
#50Marcus Randle ElATH
Harvey, ILThornton Township

The second version of Randle El could be as good as the first.

3 stars5'10"175Wisconsin

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