Where Current 49ers Ranked as High School Prospects

Wednesday marked one of the busiest days on the football calendar, as high school seniors from all across the nation signed on the dotted line and accepted scholarships to the top football schools.

The universities that lured the most blue-chip recruits on National Signing Day received much of the attention, but the rankings aren't always a barometer for future NFL success.

Here we break down how current San Francisco 49ers were ranked across the spectrum coming out of high school and where they played their college ball. 

FIVE STARS

Alex Boone – 2005 – Ohio State
Ahmad Brooks – 2002 – Virginia
Blaine Gabbert – 2008 – Missouri
Ray-Ray Armstrong – 2009 – Miami
Arik Armstead – 2012 – Oregon
Reggie Bush – 2003 – USC

FOUR STARS

Garrett Celek – 2011 – Florida State
Quinton Dial – 2009 – Alabama
Corey Lemonier – 2010 – Auburn
Eric Reid – 2010 – LSU
Tony Jerod-Eddie – 2008 – Texas A&M
NaVorro Bowman – 2006 – Penn State
Tramaine Brock – 2008 – Minnesota (transferred to Belhaven)
Glenn Dorsey – 2004 – LSU
Bruce Ellington – 2010 – South Carolina 
Pierre Garçon – 2009 – Ohio State 
Aaron Lynch – 2011 – Notre Dame (Transferred to South Florida)
Blake Bell – 2010 – Oklahoma
Mike Davis – 2012 – South Carolina
Eli Harold – 2012 – Virginia
Gerald Hodges – 2009 – Penn State
Ian Silberman – 2010 – Florida 
Shayne Skov – 2009 – Stanford
Garrison Smith – 2010 – Georgia
Brandon Thomas – 2009 – Clemson
DeAndrew White – 2010 – Alabama

THREE STARS

Colin Kaepernick – 2006 – Nevada
Quinton Patton – 2011 – Louisiana Tech
Ian Williams – 2007 – Notre Dame
Kenneth Acker – 2010 – Southern Methodist
Marcus Cromartie – 2008 – Wisconsin 
Dontae Johnson – 2010 – North Carolina State 
Marcus Martin – 2011 – USC 
Busta Anderson – 2011 – South Carolina
Dres Anderson – 2010 – Utah
Trent Brown – 2013 – Florida 
Chris Davis – 2010 – Auburn
Jordan Devey – 2011 – Memphis 
Bradley Pinion – 2012 – Clemson
Kaleb Ramsey – 2008 – Boston College
Marcus Rush – 2010 – Michigan State 
DeAndre Smelter – 2010 – Georgia Tech 
Torrey Smith – 2007 – Maryland
Andrew Tiller – 2009 – Syracuse

TWO STARS

Phil Dawson – 1993 – Texas
Bruce Miller – 2006 – Central Florida
Daniel Kilgore – 2006 – Appalachian State
Joe Staley – 2003 – Central Michigan
Garrett Celek – 2007 – Michigan State
Jimmie Ward – 2010 – Northern Illinois
Corey Acosta – 2010 – Southern Miss
Nick Bellore –  2007 – Central Michigan
DiAndre Campbell – 2010 – Washington
Je'Ron Hamm – 2010 – Louisianna-Monroe
DuJuan Harris – 2007 – Troy
Colin Kelly – 2008 – Oregon State 
Mike Purcell – 2009 – Wyoming
Keith Reaser – 2009 – Florida Atlantic
Jerome Simpson – 2004 – Coastal Carolina
Dylan Thompson – 2010 – South Carolina 

NO STARS

Antoine Bethea – 2002 – Howard
Garrett Celek – 2008 – Rice
Michael Wilhoite – 2004 – Washburn
L.J. McCray – 2010 – Catawba 
Kendall Gaskins – 2009 – Richmond
Jarryd Hayne – N/A – Australia 
Brian Leonhardt – 2008 – Bemidji State 
Kyle Nelson – 2007 – New Mexico State
Eric Rogers – 2009 – Cal Lutheran
Jaquiski Tartt – 2010 – Samford
Erik Pears – 2001 – Colorado State

S/O to everyone signing today..a lot of long nights and early mornings to come...but there is nothing like being a student athlete! Blessed! — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 3, 2016

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