While the ink is barely dry on the national
letters of intent for the class of 2005, Rivals.com is proud to unveil the
Rivals.com 2005 Junior All-America Team. The team features 22 of the nation's top
junior prospects and is headlined by a gunslinger from Texas, the next sure
thing from the state of Virginia and the best player to come out of New Jersey in
While this year's list is comprised of the top players
from all over the country, the team does have a Southern feel to it. Ten of the
players on the list are from states that are considered part of the Southeast,
with Florida leading the way with three players.
All-state selection the past two seasons. Threw for more than 1,800 yards
and 18 touchdowns as a junior. "He's a student of the game that has a great
understanding of principles and concepts," his coach said.
Many are comparing this kid to Julius Peppers already. They have similar size
and absolutely freakish speed. Geathers already has plenty of offers, but
one interesting note is that his brother Robert Geathers played at Georgia from 2001-03.
Played in Virginia until his junior season when he moved to Kentucky to play for
one of the state's better programs. His size, mass and frame make him a
physical specimen that will attract national recruiters.
A first-team all-state pick as a junior after totaling 120 tackles and seven
sacks. Lit up the NIKE Camp in Atlanta a year ago, called by one coach the
top LB he saw all year at the camps, after clocking a 4.49 40 and an 83.70
overall SPARQ Rating.
The top junior in the state of Michigan. Clocked a 4.45-second time in the
40-yard dash at the Michigan State summer camp. He had 20 sacks as a junior
and has a 385-pound bench-press. One of the Midwest's truly elite national
Do-it-all performer on the high school level, rushing for over 1,800 yards
and 25 scores while registering 100+ tackles last fall. Could play a number
of positions in college and might be the top prospect in Texas next year.
Similar skills to Myron Rolle, just a lot lower profile coming out of the Pacific
Northwest. All-State as a junior, totaling five picks and returning three punts for touchdowns. Won the state 100 meter
dash as a sophomore and should be the top recruit in the region next year.
A tremendous defensive back prospect with safety size and cornerback skills.
Rushed for 1,503 yards and 22 scores as a junior to go along with 85 tackles
and five interceptions on defense. Boasts more than 25 offers.