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May 9, 2011

How they fared: 2006-08 five-stars

If recent history is any indication, about a third of the five-star recruits in the 2012 recruiting cycle will turn pro after three seasons at the college of their choice.

With the unveiling of the first Rivals100 for the '12 class, we looked back at the five-star prospects from 2006, '07 and '08. The '08 signees could turn pro after last season, and 10 (of the 30 five-star prospects) did so.

From the 2007 class, just 10 of the 29 five-star prospects remain in school, and nine of them turned pro after their third season.

From the '06 class, the final eight five-star prospects finished up their college careers last fall. Another eight had left school for the NFL with eligibility remaining.

Here's a more in-depth look:

2008 five-star prospects
1. QB Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
2. DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
The buzz: He left school after his junior year and was a second-round pick by Tampa Bay in the 2011 draft.
3. OL Mike Adams, Ohio State
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
4. WR Julio Jones, Alabama
The buzz: He left school after his junior season and was a first-round pick by Atlanta in the 2011 draft.
5. CB Patrick Peterson, LSU (formerly Patrick Johnson)
The buzz: Peterson left school after his junior season and was a first-round pick by Arizona in the 2011 draft.
6. RB Darrell Scott, Colorado
The buzz: Scott transferred to USF after his sophomore season in 2009 and will be eligible to play this fall.
7. DT Marcus Forston, Miami
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
8. OL Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season and now plays defensive tackle.
9. WR A.J. Green, Georgia
The buzz: Green left school after his junior season and was a first-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2011 draft.
10. ATH Will Hill, Florida
The buzz: Hill left school after his junior season but was not selected in the 2011 draft.
11. OL Matt Kalil, USC
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
12. OL Michael Brewster, Ohio State
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
13. DE R.J. Washington, Oklahoma
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
14. QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
The buzz: He left school after his junior season and was a first-round pick by Jacksonville in the 2011 draft.
15. OL Tyron Smith, USC
The buzz: He left school after his junior season and was a first-round pick by Dallas in the 2011 draft.
16. LB Nigel Bradham, Florida State
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
17. DT Omar Hunter, Florida
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
18. OL Matt Patchan, Florida
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
19. RB Jermie Calhoun, Oklahoma
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
20. TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
The buzz: He left school after his junior season and was a second-round pick by Minnesota in the 2011 draft.
21. WR DeVier Posey, Ohio State
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
22. WR DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss
The buzz: He left school after his junior season but wasn't selected in the 2011 draft.
23. LB Arthur Brown, Miami
The buzz: He transferred from Miami after his sophomore year and is eligible to play for Kansas State in '11.
24. ATH Richard Samuel, Georgia
The buzz: Samuel is preparing for his junior season at linebacker after beginning his career at tailback.
25. QB Dayne Crist, Notre Dame
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
26. WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
The buzz: Baldwin left school after his junior year and was a first-round pick by Kansas City in the '11 draft.
27. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
28. ATH Burton Scott, Alabama
The buzz: Scott transferred to FCS member South Alabama after last season and will be eligible to play this fall as a junior.
29. OL Stephen Good, Oklahoma
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
30. OL Tyler Love, Alabama
The buzz: He is preparing for his junior season.
2007 five-star prospects
1. QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
The buzz: Clausen was a second-round pick by Carolina in the 2010 draft.
2. RB Joe McKnight, USC
The buzz: McKnight was a fourth-round pick by the New York Jets in the 2010 draft.
3. SS Eric Berry, Tennessee
The buzz: Berry was a first-round pick by Kansas City in the 2010 draft.
4. QB Ryan Mallett, Michigan
The buzz: Mallett played one season at Michigan before transferring to Arkansas. He left school after his junior season and was a third-round pick by New England in the 2011 draft.
5. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
The buzz: Dunlap was a second-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2010 draft.
6. DE Everson Griffen, USC
The buzz: Griffen was a fourth-round pick by Minnesota in the 2010 draft.
7. DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
The buzz: Austin was ruled ineligible last season by the NCAA for receiving illegal benefits and turned pro. He was a second-round pick by the New York Giants in the 2011 draft.
8. WR Ronald Johnson, USC
The buzz: Johnson was a sixth-round pick by San Francisco in the 2011 draft.
9. DT Torrey Davis, Florida
The buzz: Davis transferred to Jacksonville State in 2009, then turned pro. He was not selected in the 2010 draft.
10. OT Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
11. LB Chris Galippo, USC
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
12. G James Wilson, Florida
The buzz: He is preparing for his senior season.
13. WR Terrence Toliver, LSU
The buzz: Toliver played four seasons at LSU but wasn't selected in the 2011 draft.
14. FS Chad Jones, LSU
The buzz: Jones was a third-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2010 draft.
15. RB Noel Devine, West Virginia
The buzz: Devine played four seasons at WVU but wasn't selected in the 2011 draft.
16. OL Tray Allen, Texas
The buzz: Allen is preparing for his senior season.
17. RB Marc Tyler, USC
The buzz: Tyler is preparing for his senior season.
18. LB Chris Donald, Tennessee
The buzz: Donald transferred to FCS member Chattanooga after the 2009 season and is preparing for his senior season.
19. FS Chris Culliver, South Carolina
The buzz: Culliver was a third-round pick by San Francisco in the 2011 draft.
20. DE Ben Martin, Tennessee
The buzz: Martin is preparing for his senior season.
21. CB Curtis Brown, Texas
The buzz: Brown was a third-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2011 draft.
22. WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina
The buzz: Jones is preparing for his senior season.
23. OL Ryan Miller, Colorado
The buzz: Miller is preparing for his senior season.
24. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
The buzz: He turned pro after his junior season in 2009 and was a second-round pick by Tampa Bay in the 2010 draft.
25. CB Donovan Warren, Michigan
The buzz: Warren turned pro after his junior season in 2009 but wasn't selected in the 2010 draft.
26. DE Martez Wilson, Illinois
The buzz: Wilson had one season of eligibility remaining but opted to turn pro after the 2010 season. He was a third-round pick by New Orleans.
27. QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
The buzz: Taylor was a sixth-round pick by Baltimore in the 2011 draft.
28. QB Cam Newton, Florida
The buzz: He won the Heisman and led Auburn to the national title last season after transferring in from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. He transferred to Blinn from Florida after the 2008 season. He was the first overall pick, by Carolina, in the 2011 draft.
29. C Kristofer O'Dowd, USC
The buzz: O'Dowd finished his career last season but wasn't selected in the 2011 draft.
2006 five-star prospects
1. WR Percy Harvin, Florida
The buzz: He was a first-round pick of Minnesota in the 2009 draft.
2. OT Andre Smith, Alabama
The buzz: He was a first-round pick of Cincinnati in the '09 draft.
3. RB Chris Wells, Ohio State
The buzz: He was a first-round pick of Arizona in the '09 draft.
4. DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
The buzz: He was a first-round pick of Tampa Bay in the 2010 draft.
5. LB Sergio Kindle, Texas
The buzz: He was a second-round pick of Baltimore in the 2010 draft.
6. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia
The buzz: He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft by Detroit.
7. WR Vidal Hazelton*, USC
The buzz: He finished his college career in 2010 with 63 receptions and was not drafted in 2011.
8. RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
The buzz: Spiller was a first-round pick by Buffalo in the 2010 draft.
9. LB Allen Bradford*, USC
The buzz: Bradford finished his college career in 2010 with 1,585 yards and 16 TDs, and he was a sixth-round pick by Tampa Bay in the 2011 draft.
10. QB Mitch Mustain*, Arkansas
The buzz: He finished his career in 2010 with 1,399 yards, 13 TDs and 12 interceptions, and he was not drafted in 2011.
11. OT Sam Young, Notre Dame
The buzz: He was a sixth-round pick by Dallas in the 2010 draft.
12. SS Myron Rolle, Florida State
The buzz: Rolle was a sixth-round pick by Tennessee in the 2010 NFL draft.
13. LB Brandon Spikes, Florida
The buzz: Spikes was a second-round pick by New England in the 2010 draft.
14. FS Reshad Jones, Georgia
The buzz: Jones was a fifth-round pick by Miami in the 2010 draft.
15. LB Brandon Graham, Michigan
The buzz: Graham was a first-round pick by Philadelphia in the 2010 draft.
16. FS Taylor Mays, USC
The buzz: Mays was a second-round pick by San Francisco in the 2010 draft.
17. DE Robert Rose, Ohio State
The buzz: Rose went undrafted in 2010.
18. RB Stafon Johnson, USC
The buzz: Johnson went undrafted in 2010.
19. CB A.J. Wallace, Penn State
The buzz: Wallace was undrafted in 2010.
20. DT Al Woods, LSU
The buzz: Woods was a fourth-round pick by New Orleans in the 2010 draft.
21. DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson
The buzz: Sapp was a fifth-round pick by Philadelphia in the 2010 draft.
22. QB Tim Tebow, Florida
The buzz: Tebow was a first-round pick by Denver in the 2010 draft.
23. RB C.J. Gable*, USC
The buzz: Gable finished his college career in 2010 with 1,549 yards and 13 TDs and was undrafted in 2011.
24. TE Brandon Warren*, Florida State
The buzz: Warren played for three schools and finished his career in 2010 with 38 receptions. He went undrafted in 2011.
25. DE Eddie Jones*, Texas
The buzz: Jones finished his career in 2010 with 116 tackles and 13.5 sacks. He was undrafted in 2011.
26. OL Stephen Schilling*, Michigan
The buzz: Schilling was a four-year starter for the Wolverines who finished up his career in 2010. He was a sixth-round pick by San Diego in the 2011 draft.
27. RB James Aldridge, Notre Dame
The buzz: Aldridge finished his career in 2009 with 979 yards and three scores. He wasn't drafted in 2010.
28. T Carl Johnson*, Florida
The buzz: He finished his career in 2010 but went undrafted in 2011.

NOTE: Players denoted with an asterisk finished up their college careers in 2010.



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