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Three Big East players make 'Freaks' list

Bruce Feldman has come out with his popular annual "Freaks" list, and it has a heavy Big East flavor.

Feldman highlights players who are freakish in the weight room or some other aspect. This year, he singles out 11 players, including three from the Big East.

The list includes West Virginia's Noel Devine, Pitt's Jonathan Baldwin and Syracuse's Ryan Bartholomew.

Of Devine, Bill Stewart tells Feldman: "Nobody has his change of direction. Nobody -- nobody! -- has his burst. Nobody has his strength."

Feldman also lists some of Baldwin's feats: "The junior benches 360, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 and puts up the freak numbers with a 42-inch vertical and an 11-foot broad jump."

We've talked a lot here about Devine and Baldwin over the past couple of years, but Bartholomew is more of a hidden secret. I'll have more on him and his exploits in the blog on Friday.