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January 9, 2008

Army All-American All-Combine Team: Offense

SAN ANTONIO There was no better place to see more than 500 of the nation's top junior prospects than on the field at the Alamodome last Friday at the U.S. Army All-American Combine. Rivals.com's recruiting analysts were up close and personal with the stars of tomorrow, and here is a look at the Rivals.com All-Combine Offensive team.

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U.S. Army All-American All-Combine Team: Offense

First Team: Ryan Mossakowski, 6-5, 200, Frisco (Texas) Centennial

The biggest surprise in the entire combine, Mossakowski hasn't been mentioned with the other elite quarterbacks in Texas, but he put on a show Friday. He had an extremely strong arm and he's also very well put together physically. While recruiting fans around the country may not be familiar with his name, numerous schools from around the country already are. "I'm getting mail from Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Florida, UConn, Arkansas," he said. "I'd like to hear from Auburn and USC if I could."

Second team: Tom Savage, 6-3, 231, Philadelphia Cardinal O'Hara
Honorable mention: Richard Brehaut, Rancho Cucamounga (Calif.) Los Osos; Zach Mettenberger, Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County


First Team: Trabis Ward, 5-10, 200, Plantation, Fla.; Ronnie Wingo, 6-2, 210, St. Louis (Mo.) University

Ward showed why he's considered one of the top juniors in the Sunshine State with a solid all-around day. Not only is he one of the more explosive runners in the state, he also displayed a good set of hands, making a lot of big catches in one-on-one competition. Wingo, who is already ranked among the nation's top prospects, didn't run as fast of 40-yard dash time as he's used to, but he proved he's got plenty of playmaking ability. He was unstoppable once the ball was throw to him, and he was amazing in open space where he left linebackers whiffing as he glided by them.

Second team: Ayo Isijola, Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.; Chris Thompson, Greenville (Fla.) Madison County
Honorable mention: Tavon Austin, Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar; Kevin Fogg, Raleigh (N.C.) Apex; Teric Jones, Detroit Cass Tech; Brandon Rice, Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge


First Team: Bryce McNeal, 6-2, 170, Minneapolis (Minn.) Breck; Josh Gordon, 6-3, 200, Houston Lamar

McNeal showed why he's already picked up some major scholarship offers with a strong showing throughout the entire combine. He was extremely effective in the one-on-one battles, and his combination between speed and hands make him a deadly target. Gordon was extremely impressive during the one-on-ones. He did go down late with a slight hamstring tweak, but that was about the only thing that stopped him. Using his amazing frame, he was a very difficult matchup for defensive backs, and he won almost every single one-on-one battle he went through.

Second team: Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood, Calif.; Je'Ron Stokes, Philadelphia (Pa.) Northeast
Honorable mention: Jake Golic, West Hartford (Conn.) Northwest Catholic; Shawney Kersey, Woodbury, N.J.; Andrew Opoku, North Brunswick, N.J.; Morrell Presley, Carson, Calif.


First Team: Marcus Hall, 6-5, 290, Cleveland Glenville; John Martinez, 6-4, 275, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood; Xavier Nixon, 6-6, 275, Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt; Xavier Su'a Filo, 6-4, 270, Provo (Utah) Timpview; Quinton Washington, 6-3, 315, St. Stephens (S.C.) Timberland

The offensive line and defensive lines were the headliners in the combine, and this group of linemen stacks up there with the best of the best in the 2009 class. Hall is a flat out nasty blocker, and his aggressiveness was something to see in the one-on-one battles. Martinez is already widely thought of as one of the nation's best, and his leverage and lower body strength are something else. Nixon had some of the best battles of the combine, going against anybody that wanted to test him. Su'a Filo and Washington also established themselves as top level prospects at the combine.

Second team: Lendell Buckner, Chicago Leo; David Collins, Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth; Corey Gaines, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby; Leon Hill, Chicago Leo; Joel Gray, Lewisville (Texas) Hebron
Honorable mention: Kyle Clark, Denton (Texas) Guyer; Kyle Koehne, Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral; Jordan Stepp, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis

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