Best of: Current Bills as high school recruits on national signing day

They're in the NFL now, so it's certainly no surprise to see that current professional players were among the best high-school football players in the country in their day.

Here's the ranked list of where some current Bills players ranked as high-school prospects in a given year, complete with their star rating, any available notes, and other names you may recognize from their recruiting class, all courtesy of Rivals.com.

1. RB Bryce Brown (5 stars)
Recruiting class: 2009
Hometown (High School): Wichita, KS (Wichita East)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
School: Tennessee
Recruiting notes: Earned Co-MVP in U.S. Army All-American Bowl, rushing for 45 yards and catching two touchdown passes.
Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Rueben Randle (2), D.J. Fluker (3), Sheldon Richardson (4), Matt Barkley (5), Trent Richardson (6), Vontaze Burfict (9), Manti Te'o (12)

  1. OL Seantrel Henderson (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2010
    Hometown (High School): Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Durham Hall)
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 301
    School: Miami (FL)
    Recruiting notes: Led team to its second state title in school history.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Keenan Allen (5), Da'Rick Rogers (9), Marcus Lattimore (10), Luke Joeckel (39), Alec Ogletree (40), Jake Matthews (48), Martavis Bryant (84), Louis Nix (85)
  1. OL Cyrus Kouandjio (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2011
    Hometown (High School): Hyattsville, MD (DeMatha)
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 322
    School: Alabama
    Recruiting notes: Tremendous week of practice at Under Armour All-American Game.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Jadeveon Clowney (1), DeAnthony Thomas (5), Jarvis Landry (18), Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (39), Odell Beckham, Jr. (43), Kelvin Benjamin (60)
  1. WR Robert Woods (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2010
    Hometown (High School): Gardena, CA (Juniperro Serra)
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180
    School: USC
    Recruiting notes: Led school to first CIF-Title in more than 20 years.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Seantrel Henderson (2), Keenan Allen (5), Da'Rick Rogers (9), Marcus Lattimore (10), Luke Joeckel (39), Alec Ogletree (40), Jake Matthews (48), Martavis Bryant (84), Louis Nix (85)
  1. RB C.J. Spiller (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2006
    Hometown (High School): Lake Butler, FL (Union County)
    Height:5-10
    Weight:190
    School: Clemson
    Recruiting notes:Rob Spence will use Florida's top prospect in a number of ways.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Percy Harvin (1), Gerald McCoy (DT), Matthew Stafford (QB), Tim Tebow (22), DeMarco Murray (35), LaSean McCoy (43), Jake Locker (68), Knowshon Moreno (73)
  1. LB Brandon Spikes (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2006
    Hometown (High School): Shelby, NC (Crest)
    Height: 6-4
    Weight:235
    School: Florida
    Recruiting notes:Spikes dominated two postseason all-star games at middle linebacker.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank):Percy Harvin (1), Gerald McCoy (4), Matthew Stafford (6), C.J. Spiller (8), Tim Tebow (22), DeMarco Murray (35), LaSean McCoy (43), Jake Locker (68), Knowshon Moreno (73)
  1. WR Sammy Watkins  (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2011
    Hometown (High School): Fort Myers, FL (South Fort Myers)
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180
    School:Clemson
    Recruiting notes:Was the top receiver throughout the week for East squad at U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank):Jadeveon Clowney (1), Cyrus Kouandjio (4), DeAnthony Thomas (5), Jarvis Landry (18), Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (39), Odell Beckham, Jr. (43), Kelvin Benjamin (60)
  1. LB Nigel Bradham (5-stars)
    Recruiting class: 2008
    Hometown (High School):Crawfordville, FL (Wakulla)
    Height:6-2
    Weight:230
    School:Florida State
    Recruiting notes: Bradham dominated 3A football with 147 tackles as a senior.
    Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Terrelle Pryor (1), Julio Jones (4), A.J. Green (9), Matt Kalil (11), Blaine Gabbert (14), Kyle Rudolph (20), Mike Glennon (59), Andrew Luck (68)

36. DB Aaron Williams (4-stars)
Recruiting class:2008
Hometown (High School): Round Rock, TX (McNeil)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
School:Texas
Recruiting notes: Top prospect in Central Texas; had 141 tackles in 2007.
Other notables in recruiting class (rank):Terrelle Pryor (1), Julio Jones (4), A.J. Green (9), Matt Kalil (11), Blaine Gabbert (14), Nigel Bradham (16), Kyle Rudolph (20), Mike Glennon (59), Andrew Luck (68)

  1. QB EJ Manuel (4-stars)Recruiting class: 2008Hometown (High School):*Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)Height: 6-5Weight: 215School: Florida StateRecruiting notes: *Draws comparisons to other great Hampton Roads quarterbacks.Other notables in recruiting class (rank): Terrelle Pryor (1), Julio Jones (4), A.J. Green (9), Matt Kalil (11), Blaine Gabbert (14), Nigel Bradham (16), Kyle Rudolph (20), Aaron Williams (36), Mike Glennon (59), Andrew Luck (68)
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