The Class of 2010 is loaded with versatile prospects who could end up using their talents to star on either side of the ball in college.
West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer's Matt Elam and Gardena (Calf.) Junipero Serra's Robert Woods are just a couple of prospects that have the potential to dominate at multiple positions at the next level.
Rivals.com goes deep at every position with the initial release of the position rankings and the athlete position ranking looks to be the deepest in the 2010 class at this stage.
Below is a closer look at the rankings at each position, listed in order by relative strength in the 2010 class, how this year's position group compares to the 2009 class and an overview by Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barton Simmons.
At this point, Darius White is the only receiver that has separated himself as a five-star prospect. However, the athleticism of Da'Rick Rogers, the matchup problems Kyle Prater poses, the versatility of Trovon Reed and the incredible depth of Florida talent at the position makes this a terrific group.
You aren't going to find a more physically imposing player in the nation than inside linebacker Jeff Luc, and there are several speedy and athletic linebackers on the outside like Jordan Hicks and Corey Nelson. However, the limited depth - particularly on the inside - makes this a slightly down year at linebacker.
With two five-star prospects at the top in Demarcus Milliner and Lamarcus Joyner, it's hard to say it's a bad year at corner. However, beyond the top two, it is tough to find a lot of true cornerbacks with natural coverage ability. Victor Hampton and Cody Riggs are the next two in line.
After an unbelievable year for defensive tackles in 2009, the 2010 class is a little bit down. There is still a lot of talent at the top in Taylor Bible, Kelcy Quarles and Garrison Smith, but the five-star list isn't that long. The level of depth in this group is still a bit unclear.
There are still a number of good quarterback prospects, but when the top QB (Phillip Sims) is rated No. 58 in the country, it is a down year at the position. There is some promise at the dual-threat position with several athletic high-potential players in the Rivals250, but there has yet to be a quarterback emerge that looks ready to carry the banner for the 2010 class.