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DeSean Jackson-Jr 59 receptions 1060 yards First Team All-Pac Ten as a WR and PR, 4 punts returned for TDs
Lavelle Hawkins-Sr 46 receptions 705 yards One of the nation's most recruited prep WRs, JUCO All-American
Robert Jordan-Sr 46 receptions 571 yards Caught passes in the last 30 games played, 4th best nationally

Cal returns their top three receivers from a year ago. All three were tabbed with All-Conference status, including the Pac Ten's best playmaker in DeSean Jackson, who averaged over 18 yards per catch while scoring nine receiving TDs. Jackson is considered one of the best receivers in the country and is a legitimate Heisman Candidate (even though not a RB or QB)...truly a big play threat every time he touches the ball with 21 TDs in 24 career games. Jackson is also the nation's top punt returner. Senior Lavelle Hawkins is a former high school and JUCO All-American who originally attended LSU in the spring of 2004. He was an honorable mention All-Pac Ten selection as is another senior, Robert Jordan, who caught passes in the last 30 games in which he has played - the fourth longest streak in the nation. This is a veteran group with quality people surrounding them, so their numbers are only going to roar louder.


Mario Urrutia-Jr 58 receptions 973 yards A two-time All-Big East selection with 6'6 imposing size
Harry Douglas-Sr 70 receptions 1265 yards Set school record in receiving yards last fall
Patrick Carter-Sr 5 receptions 68 yards One of the fastest players on the team, top rated prep QB

The top three receivers that helped make the Cardinals the No. 7 passing offense a year ago are back in the fold. Mario Urrutia is a 6'6 burner who is tough for any defender to cover. He has caught 95 passes in two seasons with an 18.6 average. He is a prototypical NFL starter. Harry Douglas may not be as big, but he is the fastest of this bunch. He is dangerous, especially after the catch since he can turn a short pass into a long score. He set the school record of 1265 yards receiving, good enough for All-Big East honors. Plenty of depth sits behind the starters - Patrick Carter, Chris Vaughn and Corey Thompson should expect to see action after transferring from Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Duke respectively. Louisville has evidently recruited well at WR in recent years, and incomer Josh Chichester goes 6'8 and appears to be another complete package. With All-American Brian Brohm throwing the passes, the possibilities are astounding.



Limas Sweed-Sr 46 receptions 801 yards All-American, a top candidate for Biletnikoff Award
Billy Pittman-Sr 35 receptions 456 yards 21 starts at WR, two time All-Big 12 performer
Quan Cosby-Jr 45 receptions 525 yards Former prep QB, top returning punt and kick returner

The Longhorns got great production our of their receivers a year ago and the top four pass grabbers return, led by All-American Limas Sweed. He is certain to be a future NFL star with great size and speed. He may not be the best receiver to ever have played in Austin, but he has enough talent surrounding him on the outside so as to boost his performance. Quan Cosby is a veteran who finished second on the team in receiving in 2006. Cosby bypassed a chance to play for the Anaheim Angels in 2001 when he entered school. When Sweed is covered, Cosby is there to become the possession receiver Texas needs. Pittman is a solid deep threat averaging 22.1 yards per catch. Jordan Shipley is a reliable reserve that can double as a return guy when needed. This group is talented enough to keep guys like Nate Jones in a backup role...Jones would normally be starting for most teams. This may be the best receiving corps of the Mack Brown era, which is saying quite a bit. They all have size, experience and speed.


Andre Caldwell-Sr 57 receptions 577 yards Needs 44 catches for new school record in career receptions
Percy Harvin-So 34 receptions 427 yards No. 1 rated prep WR, SEC Freshman of The Year
Jarred Fayson-So -- -- No. 3 rated prep WR, has played QB and RB
Deonte Thompson-Fr -- -- No. 3 rated prep WR, can return kicks, run and catch

Senior Andre Caldwell was set to be a star before a broken leg sidelined him in 2005. He has since matured into one of the school's all-time best pass catchers and a standout on the Gator track squad. A Third Team All-SEC choice last fall, he will be on the short list as a favorite for the Biletnikoff Award (nation's outstanding receiver). The rest is a youth movement of Who's Who in their highly rated prep category. Florida has been putting together some of the most incredible recruiting classes outside of USC. Percy Harvin is the shooting star - he hit the scene in 2006 as a true freshman and was the conference Freshman of the Year. Harvin became the highlight of the SEC Championship Game and was a major cog in the Gator's national title run. Louis Murphy is one of the rising stars (great spring) and former RB/QB Jarred Fayson will add another matchup problem with his superior skills. Since Urban Meyer is not afraid of utilizing freshmen, keep an eye on top recruit Deonte Thompson and his blazing speed.

Penn State

Deon Butler-Jr 48 receptions 637 yards Broke 4 school freshman records in 2005, stock continues to soar
Jordan Norwood-Jr 45 receptions 472 yards Great basketball player, a favorite target for QB Morelli
Derrick Williams-Jr 40 receptions 440 yards High School POY, 4.3 speed is game changing

Just three seasons ago, Penn State failed to make a bowl game. Naming a decent WR on the roster was next to impossible. A few incredible recruiting classes later, Joe Paterno has assembled an array of (now) junior thoroughbreds worthy of top billing. Derrick Williams was one of the best players in the country out of high school at any position. A broken arm is all that has kept him from achieving the lofty expectations he commands. With 4.3 speed and elusive moves, he has proven to be a quality punt returner so far. Now healthy, Williams is set to have his breakthrough season as coaches create special schemes in an effort to get him the ball. Former-DB Deon Butler has been the top snarler with 85 catches and 11 TDs the past two seasons, good enough to earn All-Big Ten honors. Jordan Norwood was also a big part of the recruiting class a few years ago. His first year numbers in 2005 rank second only to classmate Deon Butler’s 691 yards as the best seasons by freshmen in school history. This is how good these recruiting classes have been.

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