THE TOP 100 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROSPECTS

The top 100 college football prospects in the United States, selected for United Press International by the National High School Football Recruiting Service in Houston, with California players in bold. (Listing hometown, height, weight, college possibilities as of Monday and rating on a 10-point scale).

1. RB Randy Simmons, McKinney, Tex., 6-2, 215 (Texas, Texas A&M;), 9.97.

2. DB Matt Darby, Virginia Beach, Va., 6-2, 190 (verbal commitment to UCLA), 9.93.

3. DB Louis Riddick, Perkasie, Pa., 6-3, 210 (verbal commitment to Pitt), 9.86.

4. QB Mickey Joseph, Marrero, La., 5-10, 175 (Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tulane), 9.80.

5. RB Tommy Booker, Vista HS, 6-1, 195 (Arizona State, Washington), 9.75.

6. DT Mark Spindler, Scranton, Pa., 6-5, 270 (Pitt, Notre Dame, Penn State), 9.75.

7. NG George Williams, Willingboro, N.J., 6-3, 280 (Rutgers, Notre Dame), 9.75.

8. DT Stacy Dillard, Clarksville, Tex., 6-7, 285 (verbal commitment to Oklahoma), 9.72.

9. RB Leroy Thompson, Knoxville, Tenn., 5-11, 200 (Penn State, Miami, Fla.), 9.72.

10. QB Darnell Dickerson, Detroit, 6-4, 190 (verbal commitment to Pitt), 9.70.

11. WR Anthony Morgan, Cleveland, 6-1, 198 (Ohio State, Miami, Fla., Tennessee), 9.70.

12. RB Darren Lewis, Dallas, 5-10, 195 (verbal commitment to Texas A&M;), 9.66.

13. OG Claude Jones, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 6-4, 280 (Miami, Fla., Florida State), 9.63.

14. DT David Rocker, Atlanta, 6-4, 255 (Auburn, Notre Dame), 9.63.

15. RB Anthony Ray, Wharton, Tex., 6-2, 215 (Arizona State, Nebraska, Baylor, Houston), 9.61.

16. DE John Johnson, LaGrange, Ga., 6-4, 215 (verbal commitment to Georgia), 9.60.

17. DT Rob Phenix, Rosemount, Minn, 6-8, 270 (verbal commitment to TCU), 9.60.

18. DB Kelvin Fisher Ambridge, Pa., 6-1, 185 (verbal commitment to Arizona State), 9.58.

19. OT Scott Ball, Brandon, Fla., 6-6, 280 (verbal commitment to Florida), 9.50.

20. OG Brad Culpepper, Tallahassee, Fla., 6-3, 250 (verbal commitment to Florida), 9.50.

21. OG Dean Dingman, East Troy, Wis., 6-3, 270 (verbal commitment to Michigan State), 9.50.

22. TE Jeff Ellis, Louisvile, Ky., 6-4, 228 (UCLA, Kentucky), 9.50.

23. QB Craig Erickson, West Palm Beach, Fla., 6-2, 190 (Miami, Fla., Florida), 9.50.

24. RB George Hemingway, Colton HS, 6-2, 231 (verbal commitment to Colorado), 9.50.

25. DB Jeremy Lincoln, Toledo, Ohio, 6-0, 168 (Tennessee), 9.50.

26. RB Paul Moore, Miami, 6-2 220 (verbal commitment to Florida State), 9.50.

27. OT Greg Skrepenak, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 6-9, 331 (Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Temple, Boston College), 9.50.

28. RB Carlos Snow, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5-8, 190 (verbal commitment to Ohio State), 9.50.

29. WR Johnny Walker, San Antonio, 6-0, 175 (verbal commitment to Texas), 9.50.

30. WR Tripp Welborne, Greensboro, N.C., 6-1, 189 (UCLA, Michigan, Florida State), 9.50.

31. DE Alfred Williams, Houston, 6-6, 230 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Colorado, Illinois), 9.50.

32. RB Leotis Flowers, Omaha, Neb., 6-0, 190 (Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma), 9.42.

33. OT Norman Balintine, Hazelwood, Mo., 6-8, 282 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.40.

34. QB Eric Bush, Quincy, Ill., 6-3, 185 (verbal commitment to Michigan), 9.40.

35. DE Frank Jacobs, New Castle, Ky., 6-5, 226 (UCLA, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Penn State), 9.40.

36. OG Greg Lakin, Houston, 6-4, 260 (verbal commitment to Texas A&M;), 9.40.

37. QB Deems May, Lexington, N.C., 6-5, 215 (verbal commitment to North Carolina), 9.40.

38. QB Jason Palumbis, Lake Oswego, Ore., 6-3, 200 (verbal commitment to Stanford), 9.40.

39. QB Matt Vogler, Tallahassee, Fla., 6-4, 190 (verbal commitment to Auburn), 9.39.

40. RB Tony Brooks, Tulsa, Okla., 6-1, 215 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame), 9.38.

41. OL Keith Cash, San Antonio, 6-5, 200 (verbal commitment to Texas), 9.38.

42. LB John Derby, Oconomowoc, Wisc., 6-4, 220 (commitment to Iowa), 9.38.

43. LB Mark D'Onofrio, North Bergen, N.J., 6-2, 240 (verbal commitment to Penn State), 9.38.

44. LB Chris Drossos, Carmel, Ind., 6-2, 216 (Texas A&M;, Arizona State, Clemson, Purdue, Illinois), 9.38.

45. RB Mike Gaddis, Midwest City, Okla., 6-2, 195 (Oklahoma, USC, Notre Dame), 9.38.

46. DE Carlos Marino, Detroit, 6-4, 235 (verbal commitment to Michigan State), 9.38.

47. RB Chris Parker, Jacksonville, Fla., 6-1, 198 (verbal commitment to Florida State), 9.38.

48. OT James Rae, Anaheim Esperanza HS, 6-5, 250 (verbal commitment to UCLA), 9.38.

49. WR Patrick Rowe, San Diego Lincoln HS, 6-1, 180 (San Diego State, USC, UCLA, Illinois, Arizona State), 9.38.

50. OT Paul Siever, Downington, Pa., 6-6, 260 (verbal commitment to Penn State), 9.38.

51. WR Nate Turner, Chicago, 6-2, 205 (verbal commitment to Nebraska), 9.38.

52. OT Scott Adell, Asheville, N.C., 6-6, 280 (Georgia, North Carolina State, South Carolina, North Carolina), 9.33.

53. OT Joe Allen, Chicago, 6-5, 270 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.33.

54. DT Mike Brandon, Perry, Fla., 6-5, 248 (verbal commitment to Florida State), 9.33.

55. OT Brian Boerboom, Colorado Springs, Colo., 6-7, 250 (verbal commitment to Nebraska), 9.33.

56. TE Corey Booker, Old Tappan, N.J., 6-4, 220 (verbal commitment to Stanford), 9.33.

57. DB Eugene Burkhalter, Long Beach Poly HS, 6-1, 180 (verbal commitment to Washington), 9.33.

58. DT Virgil Cole, Conyers, Ga., 6-7, 252 (verbal commitment to Georgia), 9.33.

59. C Brad Collins, Washington, D.C., 6-4, 248 (verbal commitment to Virginia), 9.33.

60. DE Kendrick Eily, Roxboro, N.C., 6-3, 240 (Notre Dame, Duke, North Carolina State), 9.33.

61. QB Kenny Ford, Port Arthur, Tex., 6-0, 175 (Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M;), 9.33.

62. RB Samuel Gash, Hendersonville, N.C., 6-0, 220 (Penn State, Georgia, North Carolina), 9.33.

63. DE Kraig Hackbarth, Fond du Lac, Wis., 6-4, 225 (verbal commitment to Wisconsin), 9.33.

64. OT Kelvin Hankins, Camden, N.J., 6-6, 270 (verbal commitment to Clemson), 9.33.

65. DB Randal Hill, Miami, 5-11, 170 (verbal commitment to Miami, Fla.), 9.33.

66. LB Andre Jones, Hyattsville, Md., 6-4, 225 (undetermined), 9.33.

67. OT Brian Kelly, South Torrance HS, 6-5, 260 (verbal commitment to UCLA), 9.33.

68. DB Todd Lyght, Flint, Mich., 6-2, 177 (Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Arizona State), 9.33.

69. OG Mike Morris, Miami Beach, Fla., 6-3, 270 (verbal commitment to Florida State), 9.33.

70. LB Steve Ramer, Monroe County, Ala., 6-3, 220 (verbal commitment to Alabama), 9.33.

71. DT Peter Rausch, Cape Coral, Fla., 6-5, 245 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.33.

72. OT John Ray, Charleston, W.Va., 6-9, 315 (verbal commitment to West Virginia), 9.33.

73. TE Von Reeves, Knoxville, Tenn., 6-4, 230 (verbal commitment to Tennessee), 9.33.

74. NG Toren Robinson, McComb, Miss., 6-2, 250 (verbal commitment to LSU), 9.33.

75. NG Steve Scoggins, Apopka, Fla., 6-2, 255 (verbal commitment to Florida), 9.33.

76. LB Junior Seau, Oceanside HS, 6-4, 210 (Colorado, Arizona State, UCLA, BYU, USC), 9.33.

77. DT Ryan Shea, Sacramento El Camino HS, 6-5, 235 (verbal commitment to Stanford), 9.33.

78. OT Scott Spalding, El Toro HS, 6-5, 260 (verbal commitment to UCLA), 9.33.

79. OG Lamonte Tellis, Atlanta, 6-3, 275 (verbal commitment to Georgia), 9.33.

80. WR Rob Turner, Indianapolis, 6-0, 185 (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State), 9.33.

81. DE Steve Webb, Holt, Ala., 6-4, 235 (Alabama, Auburn), 9.33.

82. WR Stefan Weir, Melbourne, Fla., 6-3, 175 (verbal commitment to Auburn), 9.33.

83. LB Chris Zorich, Chicago, 6-1, 230 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.33.

84. RB Barry Foster, Duncanville, Tex., 5-11, 205 (verbal commitment to Arkansas), 9.31.

85. LB Dave Diebolt, Mayfield, Ohio, 6-4, 235 (verbal commitment to Michigan), 9.30.

86. LB Sean Howard, Encino Crespi HS, 6-5, 225 (verbal commitment to UCLA), 9.30.

87. RB Leroy Smith, Atco, N.J., 6-1, 200 (verbal commitment to Iowa), 9.30.

88. LB Keith Traylor, Malvern, Ark., 6-4, 220 (Oklahoma), 9.30.

89. RB Emmitt Smith, Pensacola, Fla., 5-9, 190 (Florida, Auburn), 9.29.

90. DT Jeff Huff, Deer Park, Tex., 6-5, 272 (verbal commitment to Texas A&M;), 9.29.

91. C Dewayne Spann, LaMarque, Tex., 6-6, 270 (verbal commitment to Texas A&M;), 9.29.

92. QB Matt Blundin, Folsom, Pa., 6-6, 218 (Pitt, Penn State, Notre Dame), 9.26.

93. WR Dexter Austin, Sarasota, Fla., 5-10, 165 (verbal commitment to Florida), 9.25.

94. Brian Brauninger, Arlington, Tex., 6-6, 235 (verbal commitment to Oklahoma).

95. QB Kent Graham, Wheaton, Ill., 6-5, 220 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.25.

96. QB Andy Kelly, Chattanooga, Tenn., 6-3, 195 (verbal commitment to Tennessee), 9.25.

97. QB Ricky Vestal, Houston, 6-4, 205 (verbal commitment to Baylor), 9.23.

98. OT Matt McCall, Lufkin, Tex., 6-8, 305 (Texas, Baylor, Georgia), 9.22.

99. RB Ricky Watters, Harrisburg, Pa., 6-2, 195 (verbal commitment to Notre Dame), 9.20.

100. RB Scott Lockwood, Boulder, Colo., 6-0, 195 (verbal commitment to USC), 9.20.

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