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January 5, 2011

College Football Report - 2011 Under Armour All-American Game Top 10 Player Preview:

The 2011 Under Armour High School All-American game kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Continuing in breaking down the top-25 players set to play in the annual all-star game, we conclude with the top-10 today. Quarterbacks and defensive lineman seem aplenty in this year’s class so it’s no surprise they make up more than half of the top-10 players in the countdown. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tune in.

Top 10 players of the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game:

No. 10 Tacoi Sumler, WR

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Wide Receiver - #10 Pos. Ranking: Wide Receiver #43

Ht/Wt: 5-8 160

Hometown: Miami, FL - Christopher Columbus HS

Considering: Verbal to - Oregon

Review: Oregon got lucky nabbing Sumler. Often overlooked because of his size, Sumler is a speedy and explosive wideout who has the potential to become a lot like current Oregon State wideout James Rodgers. Is the most dangerous receiver in space in the country and has a chance to flourish in the quick strike offense employed by the Ducks. Sumler is a star on the rise.

No. 9 Brey Cook, OT

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Offensive Tackle - #7 Pos. Ranking: Offensive Tackle - #4

Ht/Wt: 6-6 295

Hometown: Springdale, AR - Har-Ber HS

Considering: Verbal to - Arkansas

Review: A massive offensive tackle who plays with a mean streak, Cook will take his play to home state Arkansas next season. A tremendous run blocker, he posses the ideal size to excel as an offensive tackle at the next level. One of the most underrated players in the 2011 class.

No. 8 Xzavier Dickson, DE

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Defensive End - #5 Pos. Ranking: Defensive End - #10

Ht/Wt: 6-4 240

Hometown: Griffin, GA - Griffin HS

Considering: Verbal to - Alabama

Review: Georgia head coach Mark Richt is trying his hardest to keep Dickson at home. He has great size and will fill out his tall frame at the next level. Has a quick first step and really good straight line speed for someone of his size, can follow in the footsteps of a lot of great Georgia defensive lineman if he chooses the Dawgs.

No. 7 Anthony Johnson, DT

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Defensive Tackle - #1 Pos. Ranking: Defensive Tackle - #4

Ht/Wt: 6-3 300

Hometown: New Orleans, LA - O. Perry Walker HS

Considering: Verbal to - LSU

Review: An intimidating prospect, Johnson has the potential to find instant success with LSU, in a defense known for producing exceptional defensive talent. He's explosive off the ball and has a punch that can knock offensive lineman backwards. His strength number may not be the highest, but his field strength is dominating.

No. 6 Cyrus Kouandijo, OT

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Offensive Tackle - #2 Pos. Ranking: Offensive Tackle - #1

Ht/Wt: 6-7 325

Hometown: Hyattsville, MD - DeMatha Catholic HS

Considering: Alabama, Iowa, Miami (FL), New Mexico, USC

Review: The most physical blocker in the country, Kouandijo hasnt even been playing football that long. A native of Cameroon, Kouandijo decided to give everyone a fair share at landing him, including New Mexico, who had been at it since the beginning. His brother was a 2010 commit to Alabama, though. Cyrus has the ability and drive to dominate at the next level.

No. 5 Braxton Miller, QB

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #2 Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #2

Ht/Wt: 6-2 190

Hometown: Huber Heights, OH - Wayne HS

Considering: Verbal to - Ohio State

Review: Both a tremendous runner and passer, ready for the next level, Miller will have an exceptional opportunity to learn from current OSU passer Terrell Pryor and has the ability to follow in Pryor's shoes quickly after his departure. Has a big arm and shows the ability to put good velocity on his deep ball. Will need a bit of touch up in his reads, but has the potential to be a household name for a while.

No. 4 Jeff Driskel, QB

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #1 Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #1

Ht/Wt: 6-4 225

Hometown: Oviedo, FL - Paul J. Hagerty HS

Considering: Verbal to - Florida

Review: Some experts feel Driskel may look else ware with the coaching changes at UF, but it appears for now he's staying put, especially with the hire of Weis. His physical abilities are what coach’s look and hope for, while his mechanics and quarterback skills are far advanced at this stage in his career. Driskel plays in a shotgun style offense, but has the ability to play in a pro-style set. Has great feet and fluid mobility for a player capable of being strictly a pocket passer.

No. 3 Isaiah Crowell, RB

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Running Back - #1 Pos. Ranking: Running Back - #2

Ht/Wt: 5-11 210

Hometown: Columbus, GA - Carver HS

Considering: Alabama, Georgia, Auburn

Review: A downhill runner who looks like he's been playing college ball for years. An explosive player, who's not afraid of contact or delivering a blow to the defender. Hits the hole with power and often breaks the first tackle. Seems best suited for the running game's of Alabama and Georgia, but the backfield depth of both my shy him away.

No. 2 Kiehl Frazier, QB

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #3 Pos. Ranking: Quarterback - #4

Ht/Wt: 6-3 215

Hometown: Springdale, AR - Shiloh Christian School

Considering: Verbal to - Auburn

Review: Often overlooked in favor of Driskel and Miller, Frazier has the most upside of any prospect playing in the Under Armour All-American game. Has the ideal size and speed to play in the spread-option style offense of Auburn. If Cam Newton stays, Frazier will have the ability to learn from one of the best in the game. If he leaves, Frazier will have the opportunity to start right away. He’s the best thrower-runner combination in the 2011 class.

No. 1 Jadeveon Clowney, DE

ESPN Pos. Ranking: Defensive End - #1 Pos. Ranking: Defensive End - #1

Ht/Wt: 6-6 245

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC - South Pointe HS

Considering: South Carolina, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, LSU

Review: There's no arguing when it comes to who's the best in the class of 2011. He's the most physical defensive lineman in the class and imposes the biggest presence on the field. The Ole' Ball Coach at South Carolina is trying his hardest to keep Clowney at home, and its working. He has the potential to blossom into the same type of player as current Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers.

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