This isn't the most talented crop of guards and centers produced in recent years. Only two of them are ranked among the top 100 in the nation--and they aren't ranked very highly, either. But they show promise and the best of them are being recruited by the elite college programs. So maybe they are better than we think they are.
1. Matt Hegarty of Aztec, New Mexico, is a 6-4, 265-pounder who is committed to Notre Dame. He ranks as the No. 56 player in the nation. He plays offensive tackle in high school but projects to guard in college, a position that Notre Dame desperately needs to bolster. He has great feet. He is a two-time All-Stater.
2. Michael Bennett of Centerville, Ohio, is a 6-3, 275-pounder who is the No. 92 player in the nation. He is committed to Ohio State and is a very good athlete. He will play guard at Ohio State.