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1988 National Elite 22

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Unleash Hell, May 16, 2012.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a 1988 Athlons season preview mag today and this caught my eye. Here is the list of the top 22 prospects in the country for the 89 class. I think I only recognize 3 or 4 names on it, lol.

    1. Jessie Armstead, LB, Dallas, TX
    2. Brad Banta, TE, Baton Rouge, LA
    3. Michael Bates, RB, Tucson, AZ
    4. Myron Bell, DB, Toledo, OH
    5. Shawn Bowman, OT, Jamestown, NY
    6. Dewell Brewer, RB, Lawton, OK
    7. Junior Bryant, DL, Omaha, NE
    8. Curtis Conway, QB, Hawthorne, CA
    9. Robert Fair, RB, Knoxville, TN
    10. Bryan Fortay, QB, East Brunswick, NJ
    11. Sean Gilbert, DT, Aliquippa, PA
    12. Terry Kirby, RB, Tabb, VA
    13. Richard McKenzie, LB, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
    14. Joey Mickey, TE, Oklahoma City, OK
    15. Alonzo Spellman, DT, Mount Holly, NJ
    16. Sylvester Stanley, C, Youngstown, OH
    17. Robert Straight, RB, Cuero, TX
    18. Kharim Strayhorn, OL, Virginia Beach, VA
    19. Eric Turral, ATH, Tallahassee, FL
    20. Russell White, RB, Encino, CA
    21. Bobby Whitfield, OT, Wilmington, CA
    22. Kevin Williams, WR, Dallas, TX
     
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  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    bears wr curtis conway was a qb???? armstead and conway are the only ones i recognize
     
  3. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Bears took Spellman too. Dude was nuts.
     
  4. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    A lot of skill position guys have been QB's in HS
     
  5. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    #22 Kevin Williams went to the U and was drafted by his hometown team Cowboys.
     
  6. JtsRcktVctry

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    Cool find!
    I grew up in Seattle, and Michael Bates was a pretty badass kick returner with the Seahawks and the Panthers...won an Olympic medal as a sprinter, if I recall.
    Terry Kirby played for a while in the NFL, remember him with the Dolphins.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Good stuff, Leash.

    There are actually quite a few names that registered for me. I looked it up and 11 of the 22 ended up playing at least five years in the NFL. Pretty good success rate.
     
  8. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Good find, pretty sure Armstead played for Dallas Carter. That team was loaded back then.
     
  9. HUFset

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    Bob Whitfield played for the Falcons
     
  10. SteelCity Buff

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    Was Armstead's Carter team the one that won state and then decided to go on a Bonny & Clyde crime spree of robberies?
     
  11. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1989 Ahtlons as well, here is the top 22 for the '90 class. I recognize more names in this list. Anybody find it odd there are no OL in this list?

    1. Joe Pickens, QB, Cleveland, OH
    2. Mike Thomas, QB, Rockingham, NC
    3. Ricky Powers, RB, Akron, OH
    4. Garrison Hearst, RB, Lincolton, GA
    5. Bruce Walker, LB, Compton, CA
    6. Marvin Jones, LB, Miami, FL
    7. Andre Hastings, WR, Morrow, GA
    8. Ricky Brady, TE, Oklahoma City, OK
    9. Aubrey Beavers, DE, Houston, TX
    10. Larry Kennedy, DB, Sarasota, FL
    11. Jeff Savage, RB, Plano, TX
    12. Jerome Bettis, RB, Detroit, MI
    13. Jeff Burris, RB, Rock Hill, SC
    14. Frank Harvey, RB, Dawson, GA
    15. James Willis, LB, Huntsville, AL
    16. J.J. O'Loughlin, QB, Glendora, CA
    17. Bryant Young, DE, Chicago, IL
    18. Othelo Henderson, DB, Killeen, TX
    19. Chris Weinke, QB, St. Paul, MN
    20. Cliff Abraham, RB, Dallas, TX
    21. Steve Clements, QB, Huntsville, TX
    22. Willie Guy, WR, Memphis, TN
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Si. I know at least one of them was going to Tennessee. They didnt beat Permian in the state final like the movie tho, they beat them in the semis. Believe they beat Converse Judson. They were loaded tho, quite a few went or were supposed to go to big schools. I dont know the exact number.
     
  13. Nor Cal Buff

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    Russell White was an absolute beast at Cal.
     

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