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October 10, 2007

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Rivals.com Midseason Freshman All-America Team
QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Remember when this position was the biggest question mark for OU? Bradford leads the nation in passing efficiency.
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Las Vegas Bishop Gorman | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Murray rounds out the best freshman backfield in the country with 10 total touchdowns. Only one freshman has more.
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
HIGH SCHOOL: New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy | Prospect Video
BUZZ: With six touchdowns in his past five games, McCoy is Pittsburgh's lone offensive spark.
WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Dallas Carter | Prospect Video
BUZZ: With 17 touchdowns and 1,074 yards, Crabtree is on pace to wreck freshman receiving records.
WR Marcus Barnett, Cincinnati (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Upper Marlboro (Md.) Douglass
BUZZ: Has 28 catches and six TDs for surprising Bearcats, and has become their go-to guy.
WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington (D.C.) Dunbar | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Big, physical receiver is a threat on the ground, in the passing game and on kickoffs. He has 566 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on 53 touches.
OT Lee Ziemba, Auburn
HIGH SCHOOL:Rogers (Ark.) HS | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Thanks to Ziemba and two other freshman linemen, the Tigers' offense has found its stride in SEC play.
OT Stephen Schilling, Michigan (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Bellevue (Wash.) HS | Prospect Video
BUZZ: After impressing at right tackle, Schilling tried guard last week against Eastern Michigan.
G Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakeland (Fla.) HS | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Someone has to block up the gut for Tim Tebow. Pouncey held his own against LSU DT Glenn Dorsey.
G Clint Boling, Georgia
HIGH SCHOOL: Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Boling didn't look like a freshman until the 35-14 mauling against Tennessee last week.
C Ryan McMahon, Florida State (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Rome (Ga.) Darlington | Prospect Video
BUZZ: McMahon has developed quickly under new line coach Rick Trickett.
DE Paul Kruger, Utah (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Orem (Utah) Timpagonos
BUZZ: Signed as a quarterback in 2004, went on Mormon mission, then returned this season. Has 36 tackles and an interception.
DE Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Coral Springs (Fla.) Coral Glades | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Romeus has 21 tackles, a sack and leads Panthers with seven tackles for losses.
DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington (D.C.) Ballou | Prospect Video
BUZZ: One of several standout freshmen for Butch Davis, Austin has 15 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and 2.5 sacks.
DT Scooter Berry, West Virginia (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: North Babylon (N.Y.) HS
BUZZ: Berry has 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and a fumble recovery on the country's 19th-best run defense.
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL: Decatur (Ala.) HS | Prospect Video
BUZZ: McClain has team-leading 42 tackles in five starts and also has 4.5 tackles losses, a sack and two pass breakups.
LB Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Paul W. Bryant | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Ranks third in the Big East with nine tackles per game for the 5-0 Huskies.
LB Craig Stevens, Auburn (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Stevens has started every game this season, and has 23 tackles and a forced fumble.
CB Tavious Polo, Florida Atlantic (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Plantation (Fla.) South Plantation
BUZZ: Ended Andre Woodson's record streak of 325 passes completed without an interception. It was one of his nation-leading seven picks.
CB Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State
HIGH SCHOOL: Allen (Texas) HS
BUZZ: Second on team with 41 tackles, and also has an interception, three pass breakups and a forced fumble.
SS Zac Etheridge, Auburn (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Troy (Ala.) Henderson | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Has started every game, and is second on team with 33 tackles while recording three pass breakups and a forced fumble.
FS Deunta Williams, North Carolina (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Converted wide receiver shows he still can catch with three interceptions. Also has 36 tackles.
K Kai Forbath, UCLA (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame | Prospect Video
BUZZ: Replaced All-America Justin Medlock and is 12 of 15 on field-goal attempts. Has made one from 52 and three more of 45-plus yards.
P Keenyn Crier, Arizona (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Spring (Texas) Westfield
BUZZ: Took over for Nick Folk and is averaging 43.3 yards. Has landed six of 19 punts inside the 20.
RET Antonio Brown, Central Michigan
HIGH SCHOOL: Miami Norland
BUZZ: Brown is 14th in the nation with 29.9 yards per kickoff return, including a 90-yard return for a touchdown.
ALL-PURPOSE Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (RS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Kirkwood (Mo.) HS | Prospect Video
BUZZ: All-purpose threat leads the country with 214 total yards per game and has two punt returns for touchdowns.

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