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2007 Prospect Ranking

Rivals.com Illinois top 30 2007

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Martez WilsonDE
Chicago, ILSimeon

No. 1 ranked in-state prospect from wire to wire. Has a real chance to see early playing time for the Illini

6'3"230Illinois
#2Bryan BulagaOL
Woodstock, ILMarian Central Catholic

Tailor-made tackle prospect. A no-nonsense kid on and off the field who has tremendous upside for the Hawkeyes.

6'5"270Iowa
#3Robert HughesRB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Prototypical big back who has the potential to be a very solid between the tackles runner for the Fighting Irish

5'11"226Notre Dame
#4Josh BrentDT
Bloomington, ILCentral Catholic

It's hard to ignore defensive tackles with Brent's size and strengths. Brent is another huge in-state land for the Fighting Illini.

6'3"280Illinois
#5Anthony MorrisDB
Harvey, ILThornton Township

Don't be shocked to see Morris get looks at both WR and safety for the Illini. Tremendous athlete here.

6'3"200Illinois
#6Dale MartinRB
Bolingbrook, IL

Best football is still way ahead of him. Seems like a great fit for new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe's system.

5'11"195Louisville
#7David MolkOL
Lemont, IL

Might not have typical D-I size, but Molk has proven that he's a fighter and a hard nosed kid.

6'2"280Michigan
#8Kevin RouseLB
Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic

Found a home in Madison. Plays fast and can finish with the best of them. Already has added more size and strength this winter.

6'0"217Wisconsin
#9Arthur Ray Jr.OL
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Big boost for Ray Jr. from his impressive senior season. Prototypical inside linemen with that Chicago toughness.

6'2"297Michigan St.
#10Jack Cornell Jr.OL
Quincy, ILQuincy Notre Dame

Very solid building block for the Illini. Steady as they come.

6'5"291Illinois
#11Aaron NagelLB
Lemont, IL

The Irish love his overall athletic skills and upside at the next level.

6'1"215Notre Dame
#12Sean CattouseDB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Arguably the best overall athlete in this Illinois Top 30. Has the skills to become a major contributor at the next level.

6'2"180California
#13Markus ZusevicsOL
Arlington Heights, ILProspect

Will be a greyshirt prospect for the Hawkeyes. Has the frame to add size and strength as an OL, or could be a potential TE prospect. Athletic with a mean streak here.

6'5"255Iowa
#14Michael BoldenDB
Evanston, ILEvanston

Speedy and athletic, Bolden decided to stay at home with the Wildcats.

6'1"175Northwestern
#15Coby FleenerTE
Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic

Caught two passes in his junior year, Fleener was one of the rare senior stock risers in this class. Smarts, size and basketball like skills.

6'6"215Stanford
#16Nickcaro GoldingDE
Evanston, ILEvanston

Still learning the game. Has the physical tools to fall in line with the Purdue defensive end tradition.

6'4"219Purdue
#17Matt ConrathDE
Chicago, ILSt. Rita

A very strong senior year boost for Conrath. Tall and rangy defensive end or a potential offensive tackle standout here.

6'7"238Virginia
#18Teddy SchellQB
Barrington, IL

Top signal caller from Illinois. Is already adding needed strength and weight this winter. Highly polished signal caller.

6'5"205Indiana
#19Andre AndersonRB
Barrington, IL

One of the biggest potential steals in this class. Brings speed and surprising inside toughness to the Spartans.

5'8"186Michigan St.
#20Mike GarrityOL
Batavia, ILBatavia

Very strong senior season. Plays offensive line with a defensive line mentality.

6'6"255Illinois
#21Marcus ThomasDB
Chicago, ILMorgan Park

Another Morgan Park Mustang heads to Champaign. Tremendous physical tools and has definite upside.

5'11"157Illinois
#22Colin ArmstrongOL
Lisle, ILBenet Academy

Another solid prospect for the Wildcats. Very strong run blocker who's fundamentally sound.

6'5"270Northwestern
#23Nick MondekATH
Naperville, ILNaperville Central

Is still growing physically. Will add size and strength at the next level and will be a solid performer for the Boilermakers.

6'6"224Purdue
#24Dan DierkingRB
Wheaton, ILWheaton Warrenville South

2006 Offensive POY in Illinois. Hard nosed runner with wiggle and speed. Follows in his father's (Scott) footsteps to Purdue.

5'9"178Purdue
#25Jerrell McDanielWR
East St. Louis, ILEast St. Louis

If he qualifies, someone will land a very impressive athlete here.

6'1"185Kansas St.
#26Charles BrownWR
Chicago, ILRobeson

Very athletic and sure-handed receiver. Great mix of smarts and skills.

5'11"175Northwestern
#27Jack DiNardoDE
Hinsdale, ILHinsdale Central

Has the look of a potential long- career contributor for the Cats. Hard nosed kid who leaves it all on the field day in and day out.

6'4"245Northwestern
#28Mark OliverLB
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

A steal from Chicago for the Cowboys. Hard working, blue collar finisher here.

6'1"238Wyoming
#29Austin WuebbelsOL
Troy, ILTriad

Was MVP at Missouri's camps the past two seasons.

6'4"260Missouri
#30Justin HickmanLB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Could grow into a very tough DL/ILB at the next level. Big, physical kid here.

6'3"235New Mexico

Rivals.com Illinois top 30 2007

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