The Rivals.com recruiting experts have broken down countless hours of film and racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles to see the top prospects compete at events across the country. In the process of evaluating overall talent, several prospects gained notice for their mastery of specific skills.
We've selected the best of the best in each category for every position and ranked them. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every breaks down the athletes.
5. GREG REID, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes Reid highlightsCOMMITMENT: Florida PARTICULARS: 5-9/175 THE BUZZ: Touches the ball as a running back, cornerback and return man, and has excelled at all three.
4. PATRICK HALL, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure Hall highlightsCOMMITMENT: USC PARTICULARS: 6-1/181 THE BUZZ: In the past two years, he has played cornerback, wide receiver, running back and returned kicks, looking like a natural at every position.
3. JAMAL REID, Mayo (Fla.) Lafayette County Reid highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-1/175 THE BUZZ: With nine picks and 42 receptions, he seems to have a real knack for the ball.
2. LOGAN THOMAS, Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville Thomas highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-6/233 THE BUZZ: Even with a broken finger, he looked great catching the ball at the Chapel Hill Nike Camp.
1. COREY BROWN, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway Brown highlightsCOMMITMENT: Ohio State PARTICULARS: 6-1/180 THE BUZZ: He demonstrated great balls skills while winning defensive back MVP honors at State College Nike Camp.
4. JAMES BOYD, Los Angeles Jordan Boyd highlightsCOMMITMENT: USC PARTICULARS: 6-4/211 THE BUZZ: He has played every position on his team except offensive line.
3. JEREMY GALLON, Apopka (Fla.) High Gallon highlightsCOMMITMENT: Michigan PARTICULARS: 5-8/165 THE BUZZ: Talented two-way starter ran for 1,613 yards with the moves of a sidewinder.
2. RAY RAY ARMSTRONG, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole Armstrong highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-4/218 THE BUZZ: He played several positions – quarterback, tight end, wide receiver, safety, linebacker and defensive end.
1. DONAVAN TATE, Cartersville (Ga.) High Tate highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-2/195 THE BUZZ: Many experts project him as one of the top baseball players in the class of 2009. He is the son of former Georgia and NFL running back Lars Tate.
5. STORM KLEIN, Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley Klein highlightsCOMMITMENT: Ohio State PARTICULARS: 6-2/220 THE BUZZ: Tough two-way starter played with a lacerated kidney in the state championship game.
4. DEXTER PRATT, Navasota (Texas) High Pratt highlightsCOMMITMENT: LSU PARTICULARS: 6-2/227 THE BUZZ: He was district co-offensive player of the year after rushing for 2,054 yards and catching 12 passes for 365 yards.
3. RAY RAY ARMSTRONG, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
Armstrong highlightsPARTICULARS: 6-4/218 THE BUZZ: He projects at three positions at the next level – linebacker, weakside defensive end and tight end.