February 8, 2007

Pac-10 Signing Day dream team

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Just imagine the nightmares defensive coordinators would have if Joe McKnight played in the same backfield with Jahvid Best.


The good news for Pac-10 coaches is that isn't a possibility. However, Rivals.com would select that backfield in its version of a Signing Day "Dream Team" for players that signed with Pac-10 schools.


On defense, standout end Everson Griffen would lead the way - along with new teammates Chris Galippo and Jordan Campbell.




















































































Pac-10 Signing Day Dream Team
Offense Defense
QB:
Aaron Corp

6-4, 195, Villa Park (Calif.) Orange Lutheran

USC

Heady, intelligent QB that excels more under the lights than he does in practice.
DE:
Everson Griffen

6-4, 266, Avondale (Ariz.) Agua Fria

USC

Rarely is the word freak thrown around, but when it comes to Griffen the term applies definitely.
RB:
Joe McKnight

6-1, 193, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis

USC

The Trojans got the next closest thing to Reggie Bush since, well, Reggie Bush.
DE:
Michael Reardon

6-6, 260, Villa Park (Calif.) Orange Lutheran

USCa

Huge defensive end will make Trojans coaches proud.
RB:
Jahvid Best

5-10, 183, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian

Cal

Explosive speed and tough running style will make him a perfect fit for Cal's offense.
DT:
Da'John Harris

6-4, 266, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

USC

His ceiling is unlimited. Has the potential to be a special defender.
WR:
Ronald Johnson

6-0, 177, Muskegon, Mich.

USC

The next two-way star in the mold of Charles Woodson.
DT:
Brian Price

6-2, 285, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw

UCLA

Imagine the damage he and Harris could do if on the same team?
WR:
Anthony Boyles

6-3, 185, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Washington

Explosive receiver that has long arms and catches everything.
LB:
Chris Galippo

6-3, 235, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

USC

Just an all-around person and player. Should be a real leader for the Trojan defense.
TE:
Rob Gronkowski

6-6, 232, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills

Arizona

Big target has soft hands.
LB:
Steve Sloan

6-2, 219, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty

UCLA

Gets overlooked because he's a star in NorCal.
OL:
Kristofer O'Dowd

6-5, 315, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic

USC

Put him at center, and he'll lock down the interior for you.
LB:
Jordan Campbell

5-11, 226, Corona (Calif.) Norco

USC

Heart as big as the Golden State, but he's also just as talented as anybody else in the state.
OL:
Martin Coleman

6-5, 290, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison

USC

Coleman has a big frame and is light on his feet. Big upside.
CB:
Anthony Gildon

5-11, 185, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian

Oregon

Some think he has the best long-term potential of any of the Oaks Christian kids.
OL:
Emeka Iweka

6-5, 290, Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach

Washington

A terror on the field and on the basketball court.
CB:
David Ross

6-0, 174, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez

Oregon State

Able to succeed in either man or zone coverage.
OL:
Matt Summers-Gavin

6-5, 271, San Francisco (Calif.) St. Ignatius College Prep

California

Can play all three of the offensive line positions.
S:
Marshall Jones

6-0, 185, Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian

USC

Would be the quarterback of the defense, because he's a leader and he's all over the field.
OL:
Darrion Weems

6-6, 285, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft

Oregon

Weems is already shining at a talented program in Texas after moving.
S:
Todd Doxey

6-2, 175, San Diego (Calif.) Hoover

Oregon

Vicious hitter also has good ball skills.


ATH:
Malachi Lewis

6-3, 215, Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa

Oregon

Could star at LB or on the offensive side of the ball.







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