February 8, 2007

Big East Signing Day dream team

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Look for the Big East to have as many instant impact players as any conference in the country.


With all the prep school and junior college standouts signing this year, there are more mature first-year players who should be prepared to contribute immediately.


Led by the nation's top junior college player, cornerback Woodny Turenne of Louisville, the Big East Signing Day Dream Team for 2007 should have a big impact next season.



















































































Big East Signing Day Dream Team
Offense Defense
QB:
Pat Bostick

6-3, 220, Lancaster (Pa.) Manheim Township

Pitt

Bostick is a heady quarterback who can be the field general Pitt needs.
DE:
Tony Tucker

6-2, 225, Washington (D.C.) St. John's

Pitt

Undersized rush end has great quickness and runs plays down all over the field.
RB:
Mike Ford

6-2, 210, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military

South Florida

The best recruit in South Florida history? Ford could be it.
DE:


6-4, 240, Hollywood (Fla.) Hollywood Hills

Pitt

Sheard will join with Tucker to provide bookend problems for opposing teams.
RB:
[db]LeSean McCoy

5-11, 204, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy

Pitt

McCoy is the every-down back that Dave Wannstedt needs in his offense.
DT:
Tommie Duhart

6-2, 275, Nottingham, N.J.

Pitt

Strong but very athletic, Duhart will impact early at Pitt.
WR:
Aundrae Wright

5-11, 185, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy

Pitt

Wright is a dangerous slot receiver with the quickness to score from anywhere.
DT:
Wayne Thomas

6-6, 285, Nottingham, N.J.

Rutgers

Thomas could be a terror from the outside on defense or end up as an offensive tackle.
WR:
Maurice Williams

6-0, 184, Erie (Pa.) Strong Vincent

Pitt

Williams is one of the best athletes in the state of Pennsylvania this year.
LB:
Jermaine Pierce

6-3, 230, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy

Syracuse

Pierce is a big, quick linebacker that most of the SEC came after this year.
TE:
Nick Provo

6-2, 213, Greenacres (Fla.) John Leonard

Syracuse

Big target has soft hands.
LB:
Manny Abreu

6-4, 230, Union City (N.J.) Union Hill

Rutgers

Abreu has very good size and coverage ability for an outside linebacker.
OL:
Chris Jacobson

6-3, 284, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Keystone Oaks

Pitt

Jacobson is a brawler with a defensive mentality and quick feet.
LB:
Jarrell Miller

6-3, 225, Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military

UConn

The best recruit in the Randy Edsall era at UConn.
OL:
Anthony Davis

6-5, 341, Piscataway, N.J.

Rutgers

Davis is a massive tackle who could also move inside and be a steamroller of a guard.
CB:
Woodny Turenne

6-1, 190, Visalia (Calif.) College of the Sequoias

Louisville

Turenne is a rarity: a big corner with great hips who can also run.
OL:
Gino Gradkowski

6-3, 287, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Steon-LaSalle

West Virginia

Gradkowski is the perfect linemen for West Virginia - tough, physical and mobile.
CB:
Ellis Lankster

5-10, 195, Ellisville (Miss.) Jones County J.C.

West Virginia

Lankster will be a nice fit in West Virginia's defense because of his one-on-one ability.
OL:
Dan Matha

6-6, 311, Erie (Pa.) McDowell

Pitt

Matha intimidates off the bus and has an amazing frame to grow even bigger.
S:
Derek Knight

6-0, 192, Ellisville (Miss.) Jones County J.C.

West Virginia

Knight is an athletic safety who could get a look at cornerback.
OL:
Caleb Ruch

6-3, 285, Quakertown, Pa.

Rutgers

Ruch is a big interior lineman with the agility to get to the second level.
S:
Eain Smith

5-11, 177, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna

West Virginia

Smith is an undersized safety but plays much bigger.


ATH:
Mason Robinson

5-9, 180, Somerville, N.J.

Rutgers

Robinson could be a slot receiver or shutdown cornerback for the Scarlet Knights.






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