February 8, 2007

Big Ten Signing Day dream team

[rl] When piecing together a Dream Team of players that signed with Big Ten schools, it's exciting to think of the possibilities.


What would it be like to see Ryan Mallett whipping the ball around the field to guys like Arrelious Benn or Mark Dell?


How exciting would it be to see the punishing running style of John Clay complimented by the explosive style of Brandon Saine?


On defense, it would be next to impossible to complete passes on guys like Donovan Warren, Jordan Bernstine or James Scott.


Here is a look at what one Big Ten Signing Day Dream Team might look like.



























































































ACC Signing Day Dream Team
Offense Defense
QB:
Ryan Mallett

6-6, 235, Texarkana (Texas) Texas High

Michigan

One of the biggest arms in the country has people talking NFL potential already.
DE:
Martez Wilson

6-4, 230, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon

Illinois

Still learning how to play end, but you can't teach his athletic ability.
RB:
John Clay

6-0, 222, Racine (Wis.) Park

Wisconsin

A physical specimen that has one of the nation's best builds and is a tough runner.
DE:
Anthony Jacobs

6-2, 265, Northfield, Minn.

Minnesota

The top get for new Gophers coach Tim Brewster.
RB:
Brandon Saine

6-0, 200, Piqua, Ohio

Ohio State

Amazing hands and great speed make him the Midwest's top back.
DT:
Josh Brent

6-2, 291, Bloomington (Ill.) Central Catholic

Illinois

Was a huge part of Illinois' top 20 class.
WR:
Arrelious Benn

6-1, 210, Washington (D.C.) Dunbar

Illinois

Benn has tight end strength with wide receiver speed.
DT:
Cameron Heyward

6-5, 264, Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge

Ohio State

A must-get guy for the Buckeyes - and they got him.
WR:
Mark Dell

6-1, 177, Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison

Michigan State

Dell can jump through the roof to get the football.
LB:
Chris Colasanti

6-2, 209, Lakeville (Mich.) Brother Rice

Penn State

Hard-nosed inside linebacker that should fit in at Linebacker U.
TE:
Christian Ballard

6-4, 279, Lawrence (Kan.) Free State

Iowa

Could also move to offensive line, but his potential is through the roof.
LB:
Jermale Hines

6-2, 205, Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville

Ohio State

The top offering from always loaded Glenville for class of 2007.
OL:
Josh Oglesby

6-7, 315, Milwaukee (Wis.) Saint Francis

Wisconsin

Eats defensive linemen and linebackers for lunch with his 6-7, 315-pound frame.
LB:
Nathan Stupar

6-2, 220, State College, Pa.

Penn State

A real student of the game will fit in perfectly at Penn State.
OL:
Bryan Bulaga

6-5, 270, Woodstock (Ill.) Marian Central Catholic

Iowa

Still growing, but already big on talent, technique and desire.
CB:
Donovan Warren

6-0, 175, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly

Michigan

The next great player in a long line from Long Beach Poly.
OL:
Stefen Wisniewski

6-3, 275, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic

Penn State

A mauler for a run blocker, he'll be a big hit in Happy Valley.

CB:
James Scott

5-10, 163, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze

Ohio State

Allen has very few flaws and the speed to make up for any mistakes in coverage.

OL:
Arthur Ray Jr.

6-4, 288, Chicago (Ill.) Mount Carmel

Michigan State

Great first step and the frame to add size and strength.
S:
Jordan Bernstine

5-10, 200, Des Moines (Iowa) Lincoln

Iowa

The highest ranked recruit out of Iowa in almost 10 years.
OL:
David Molk

6-2, 280, Lemont, Ill.

Michigan

Coaches love his feet and his toughness.
S:
Eugene Clifford

6-2, 190, Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain

Ohio State

One of the best defensive backs to come out of Ohio in some time.







ATH:
Cedric Everson

6-1, 178, Detroit (Mich.) Mumford

Iowa

Coaches see this speedy player at a number of different positions.







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