Dooley's All-Three Star team

In this Sept. 30, 2006 file photo, University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak and offensive lineman Phil Trautwein, right, share a moment after a win over Alabama at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Trautwein was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He paid huge dividends for the Gators his career in Gainesville.

The Gainesville Sun
Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2:12 p.m.

The four-star and five-star recruits get most of the publicity on National Signing Day, but one of the keys to developing a program is finding the three-stars who can develop into players. With that in mind, here's an All-Three Star team covering the last 10 years based on recruiting rankings:


QB: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma.

RB: Ray Rice, Rutgers.

RB: Matt Forte, Tulane.

WR: Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech.

WR: Santonio Holmes, Ohio State.

WR: Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame.

OL: Nate Solder, Colorado.

OL: Ben Jones, Georgia.

OL: Ryan Kalil, Southern Cal.

OL: Phil Trautwein, Florida.

OL: Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma.


DL: Tyson Jackson, LSU.

DL: Marcel Dareus, Alabama.

DL: Nick Fairley, Auburn.

DL: Jared Crick, Nebraska.

LB: A.J. Hawk, Ohio State.

LB: Kelvin Sheppard, LSU.

LB: James Laurainitis, Ohio State.

DB: Brandon Meriweather, Miami.

DB: Javier Arenas, Alabama.

DB: Morris Claiborne, LSU.

DB: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska.

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