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Greatest High School Classmates in Sports History

Robert Nkemdiche and Austin Meadows were classmates at Grayson High School.
<p> Greatest High School Classmates in Sports History, including Robert Nkemdiche and Austin Meadows, John Havlicek and Phil Niekro, Matthew Stafford and Clayton Kershaw, Randy Moss and Jason Williams, Jason Segel and Jason Collins, Victor Oladipo and Cyrus Kouandjio, Marv Albert and Neil Diamond, Snoop Dogg and Cameron Diaz, Donovan McNabb and Antoine Walker, Bill Belichick and Buzz Bissinger.</p>
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Some high schools have only one big man on campus. Others have a whole gang of future stars running the hallways. These are the 10 greatest high school classmates in sports history.

Ranking College Football's Top 10 Recruiting Classes Since 2001

Athlon Sports looks back at the last 12 years of recruiting and ranks the best classes.
<p> The 10 Best Modern Recruiting Class in College Football</p>

The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10 or 11 years, so it is difficult to evaluate historic recruiting classes. But since the turn of the millennium, fans and analysts alike have a tremendous amount of data to evaluate recruiting rankings, talent development and scouting evaluations.

National Signing Day 2013 Preview and Storylines to Watch

The 2013 football recruiting cycle is coming to an end but there are plenty of fireworks still to track.
<p> National Signing Day 2013 Preview and Storylines to Watch</p>

National Signing Day 2013 is here!

It’s college football’s version of Christmas morning when millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours traveling and countless phone calls come to fruition in the form of a single sheet of faxed paper. Nowhere in sports are grown adults held captive by the musings of teenagers like the first Wednesday in February.

Recruiting: Ranking the Most Talented States in the Country

Athlon Sports analyzes where the best high school football players in the nation are coming from
<p> Recruiting: Rankings the Most Talented States in the Country</p>

The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming their seventh national championship in a row, the SEC has a right to claim the best programs, players and coaches.

But why is that?

2013 US Army All-American Bowl Preview

Some of the nation's best high school prospects will be on display Saturday in San Antonio.
<p> 2013 US Army All-American Bowl Preview</p>

The nation’s best prospects are competing in two major cities this weekend. San Antonio hosts the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Tampa-St. Petersburg welcomes the Under Armour All-American Game.

The Under Armour game will take place Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern at Tropicana Field, while the Army Bowl will be played in the Alamodome at 1 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.

AC100 Recruiting Update: Ethan Pocic

Lemont High School in the greater Chicago area is home to one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the nation. Ethan Pocic — which is pronounced Poe-sick — is a 6-foot-7, 285-pound mauler who is no stranger to the football field. His older brother, Graham, was a three-year starter and honorable mention All-Big Ten performer for the Fighting Illini of Illinois. Having an older sibling go through the recruiting process can be an invaluable commodity to a young athlete like Ethan.

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Athlon Sports visited with LSU football recruit Ethan Pocic.

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