Thursday, January 14, 1971

East Central 2010 Football Signings

East Central lands 37 in 2010 football recruiting class

ADA – With an emphasis on increased competitiveness and depth, East Central University head football coach Tim McCarty announced the signing of 37 players for the 2010 season on Wednesday.
“We are happy with this recruiting class. We feel that we addressed several areas of concern as well as lifting the team up to have healthy competitive depth at all positions,” said McCarty, who will be embarking on his second season of his second stint as the Tiger head coach.
Included in this signing class, were eight junior college players and transfers, who came to ECU at the beginning of the semester.

OFFENSE
Among those recruits is 6-foot, 6-inch quarterback Tyler Vanderzee, out of Mt. San Antonio Junior College (Calif.) and 5-11, 205-pound running back and junior college transfer Shomari Grant, who was the leading rusher in Dade County, Fla., as a senior and had committed to the University of Iowa out of high school.
Vanderzee had a pass efficiency rating of 155.0 at Mt. San Antonio and was a Christian League Most Valuable Player in high school.
“He has tremendous ball skills and pocket presence with poise. He has a strong arm and can throw a variety of balls,” McCarty said.
Depth was certainly addressed at the running back spot with the signing of Albert Richard, another junior college transfer, who rushed for 55 touchdowns in high school along with three players out of high school in Miles Jackson, Domonique Massengil and Richard Peoples.
Peoples is the son of former Tiger Richard Peoples.
ECU also nabbed a big tight end in 6-6, 250 Cody Nall, out of Ardmore.
“Cody’s frame allows us to have a big fella with soft hands, along with a great blocking body,” said McCarty.
On the offensive line, the Tigers landed two outstanding junior college tackles in junior Carlos Savala (6-6, 310) , who had originally signed with South Florida, and Rodney Picou (6-6, 310), who was ranked the ninth best offensive lineman in the country and was a U.S. Army All-American as a prep senior. Picou was a redshirt at Nebraska, before transferring to Riverside Community College (Calif.).
“Carlos is a very wide person who is a terrific pass protector and Rodney is a very athletic and dominant offensive lineman,” McCarty said. “Both of these players fell into our lap by word of mouth.”
Also signed for the offensive line was Desmond Farris (6-3, 290), who started on two national championship teams and protected Vanderzee at Mt. San Antonio.
Two high school signees who can make an impact on the offensive line are Kenneth Blake, from Davis, and Eric Gardner, out of Lone Grove.
“Both have size and great promise along with several other signees at that position,” said McCarty.
At receiver, Ricky McMurtrey, from Evans, Ga., is described as a multi-talented player, who played several positions in high school. He is the son of former Tiger Rick McMurtrey.

DEFENSE
Up front, McCarty is expecting big things out of Lonnell Rice (6-6, 280). Rice originally committed to USC and then Kansas State out of junior college.
“He is a superior pass rusher. He also has good speed and an enormous wing span.” McCarty said.
McCarty is also excited about nabbing Brandon Keys (5-11, 315), another junior college transfer, and Lamar Shields (6-3, 270), out of Del City High School, for the defensive line. Shields was ready to sign with Utah State, but decided to stay closer to home.
“Brandon is a straight up physical player. He generates great power along the line of scrimmage,” said McCarty. “Shields is a terrific talent.”
Dalton Hunter, at 6-3, 290, played linebacker in high school, but is also a candidate signed for the defensive line.
“He can run and is a great fit for ECU,” McCarty said.
Two strong linebacker prospects signed out of Oklahoma City include: Jameel Whitney and Ken Berry, who was the No. 2 rated inside linebacker in Oklahoma by Rivals.com.
“We feel fortunate to have landed Jameel. He was courted by Kansas and some other D1 schools. Ken is another great one.”
Those signed for the Tiger secondary include: Dontea Smith, a two-time All-American and Defensive Player of the Year out of Reedley College in Northern California, and Markell Walker, who rewrote the records books for interceptions at tradition-rich Carl Albert High School in Midwest City.
“Dontae is a great playmaker. Markell is very fast with excellent coverage skills,” said McCarty. “Reuben Tiller and Carlos Nazario are the same type of person as Markell in that they are very fast and have excellent coverage skills.”

SPECIAL TEAMS
Matt Berrey transfers in from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College after playing at Purcell High School.
“He can kick the deep ball as well as control his kicks. He will make us a better team,” McCarty said. “We also signed several players who are defensive backs and running backs, who are outstanding return men.

Tyler Vanderzee QB 6-6 230 Chino, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio CC)
Robert Thomas QB 6-3 200 Sulphur, Okla. (Cowley County CC)

Richard Peoples RB 5-11 185 Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS)
Shomari Grant RB 5-11 205 Kissimmee, Fla. (Compton CC)
Miles Jackson RB 5-10 175 Oklahoma City, Okla. (John Marshall HS)
Domonique Massengil RB 5-11 205 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton HS)
Albert Richard RB 5-9 180 Picayune, Miss. (Pearl River CC)

Ricky McMurtrey WR 5-11 185 Evans, Ga. (Lakeside HS)

Michael Cane TE 6-2 215 Okmulgee, Okla. (Okmulgee HS)
Cody Nall TE 6-6 250 Ardmore, Okla. (Ardmore HS)
Dakota Crumbie TE 6-2 220 Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)

Kenneth Blake OL 6-3 275 Davis, Okla. (Davis HS)
Desmond Ferris OL 6-3 290 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio CC)
Eric Gardner OL 6-3 290 Lone Grove, Okla. (Lone Grove HS)
Rodney Picou OL 6-6 310 Moreno Valley, Calif. (Riverside CC/Nebraska)
Sean Reed OC 6-1 265 Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee HS)
Sean Rigney OL 6-1 280 Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee HS)
Carlos Savala OL 6-6 310 Fontana, Calif. (College of the Desert)
Burgess Shaw OL 6-1 280 Sand Springs, Okla. (Charles Page HS)
D.J. Sims OL 6-4 260 Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe HS)

Dalton Hunter DL 6-3 290 Maysville, Okla. (Maysville HS)
Brandon Keys NT 5-11 315 Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pearl River CC)
Lonnell Rice DE 6-6 275 Moreno Valley, Calif. (College of the Desert CC)
Tyler Shaw NT 5-11 250 Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe HS)
Lamar Shields DL 6-3 270 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Del City HS)

Ken Berry Jr. LB 6-1 215 Oklahoma City, Okla. (John Marshall HS)
Chris Hartfield LB 6-0 230 Martinez, Ga. (Martinez HS)
Keldin Choate LB 6-1 205 Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee HS)
Jameel Whitney LB 6-1 210 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Bishop McGuiness HS)

Carlos Nazario DB 5-10 170 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton HS)
Deon Criss DB 5-8 180 Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster HS)
Dontea Smith DB 6-1 200 Deland, Fla. (Reedley CC)
Reuben Tiller DB 5-11 185 Ardmore, Okla. (Ardmore HS)
Markell Walker DB 6-1 180 Midwest City, Okla. (Carl Albert HS)
Brenden Brown DB 5-10 190 Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS)
Chance Carey DB 5-11 180 McAlester, Okla. (McAlester HS)

Matt Berrey K 5-11 180 Purcell, Okla. (Northeastern Okla. A&M JC)

Wednesday, January 13, 1971

Northeastern State 2010 Football Signings

Ryan Nolan QB 6-1 180 Mo. Southern Keys (Park Hill) H.S.

Joel Rockmore RB 5-7 185 Lake Worth, Texas H.S.
Jaimon Gilstrap RB 5-10 180 Tulsa East Central H.S.
Steven Hopper RB 6-0 195 Broken Arrow H.S.
Terrance Dixon RB 5-11 195 Sand Springs, H.S.

Kendall McKellum WR 6-2 195 Northern Iowa Tulsa Hale H.S.
Gionni Harris WR 5-9 170 Arkansas Tech Fayetteville H.S.
Shahpore Khalifeh WR 5-9 175 Henderson St. Joplin H.S.

Isikeli Cocker OL 6-2 290 Euless Trinity, Texas, H.S.
Dalton Duckett OL 6-1 320 Tulsa Union H.S.
Ethan James OL 6-5 295 Gore H.S.

Justin Buttlerfield DL 6-4 255 Bartlesville H.S.
James Renfrow DE 6-2 215 Broken Arrow H.S.
Ryan Thomas DE 6-3 215 Decatur, Texas, H.S.
Cole Johnson DE/LB 6-1 215 Tulsa Lincoln Christian H.S.
Joseph Alston DE 6-4 220 Berryhill H.S.
Keith Owens DE 6-2 215 McKinney Boyd H.S.

Chris Meyers LB 6-2 225 Kilgore JC Houston, Texas
Gus Jones LB/DE 6-3 235 OU Wagoner H.S

Travon Brooks DB 6-0 200 Emporia St. Muskogee H.S.
Derek Lowe CB 5-11 180 Wylie, Texas, H.S.
Langston Jones DB 6-2 195 Calisburg, Texas, H.S.
Travon Brooks DB 6-0 200 Emporia St. Muskogee H.S.

Dylan Taylor Ath. 5-9 180 Vian H.S.
Daryn Alves Ath. 5-10 180 Durant H.S.
Willie Hubbard Ath. 5-11 180 Euless Trinity, Texas, H.S

Drew Patton K 6-0 255 Fayetteville H.S.
Cody Lenz P 6-0 190 Trinity Valley JC Deer Park, Texas H.S.



Signees' Bios

Kendall McKellum , 6-2, 195, wide receiver: McKellum is a mid-term transfer from Northern Iowa University. He is Biology major and wants to attend medical school. At Tulsa's Hale High School, he was selected to play in the Football Coaches Association All-State game and was selected for the Jim Thorpe Game.

Ryan Nolan, 6-1, 180, quarterback: Transfer from Missouri Southern State University and played high school at Keys. An Education major, he was an All-District selection and an All-State selection at Keys High School.

Shahpore Khalifeh, 5-9, 175, wide receiver: Transfer from Henderson State, where he was a Gulf South All-Academic Team member. He was an All-Conference selection at Joplin High School.

Gionni Harris, 59-170, wide receiver: Transfer from Arkansas Tech, where he made 16 catches and scored 3 touchdowns a year ago. A Health and Human Performance major, Harris was an All-Conference selection and was a member of the Arkansas All-State team while at Fayetteville High School. He was a three-year starter and scored 57 touchdowns.

Gus Jones, 6-3, 235, linebacker/defensive end: Transfer from the University of Oklahoma, where he was redshirted. At Wagoner High School he was named the Male Athlete of the Year and was a member of the All-State team, while being selected the KJRH channel 2 player of the week .

Chris Myers, 6-2, 225, linebacker: Transfer from Kilgore Junior College. A Criminal Justice major, at Dickenson High School in Houston, Myers was an All-District selection and took park in the Space City Classic game.

Keith Owens, 6-2, 215, defensive end: Graduated high school at mid-term and enter Northeastern State in spring semester as a Business major. Owens was an All-District selection for McKinney ,Texas , High School. He was an Honorable mention Academic All-State selection.

Travon Brooks, 6-0, 200, defensive back: Transfer from Emporia State where he had 35 tackles and three interceptions last season. A Health and Human Performance major, at Muskogee High School, Brooks was an All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selection. He participated in the Oil Bowl in 2008.

Cody Lenz, 6-0, 190, punter: Transfer from Trinity Valley Junior College where he was a Southwest Junior College Football Conference All-Conference selection. He was also a pre-season All-American selection. A Criminal Justice major, while at Deer Park, Texas, High School, and Lenz was an All-District linebacker selection.

Dalton Duckett, 6-1, 320 offensive line: At Union High School he played in state championship game three times, winning back-to-back titles. He also participated in track and wrestling. Duckett was awarded Hit Man award for football.

Joseph Alston, 6-4, 220, defensive end: At Berryhill High School he was an All-District kicker of the year, played kin state championship game and was a state champion wrestler.

Derek Lowe, 5-11, 180, cornerback: At Wylie Texas High School, Lowe was an All-District selection and had 37 career starts, second most at Wylie, where the Pirates won the Class 5A 2008 state championship.

Daryn Alves, 5-10, 180, athlete: At Durant High School, was an honorable mention All-State selection, rushed for 1,517 yards his senior season, scoring 23 touchdowns. During his sophomore year he ran for 2,643 yards and scored 32 touchdowns and followed with 1,283 yards his junior season. He has rushed for 5,443 yards during his high school career, scoring 72 touchdowns.

Ryan Thomas, 6-3, 215, defensive end: At Decatur High School in Texas, Thomas was an All-District receiver and second team All-district defensive end his senior season.

Dylan Taylor, 5-9, 180, athlete: At Vian High School Taylor was an All-Conference, All-District selection and was named the Offensive Player of the Year by the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper. He was an All-State honorable mention selection.

Terrance Dixon, 5-11, 195, running back: At Sand Springs High School, Dixon was an All-State selection, Tulsa World Player of the week selection and was voted Sand Springs MVP. He was ranked the No. 2 running back in the state by the Tulsa World.

Steven Hopper, 6-0, 195, running back: While at Broken Arrow High School, Hopper broke the all-time career rushing record, most yards in one game and holds all the Broken Arrow rushing records. He is a three sport letter winner in football, basketball and track. Holds school record for high jump at 6-8.

James Renfrow, 6-2, 215, defensive end: At Broken Arrow High School his senior season was an All-District performer, played in the Oil Bowl Classic, was an Wendy's Heisman Award winner and was selected the defensive player of the game three times. He played in two state quarterfinal football games. He was an All-Frontier Conference selection in track and field and qualified for the state shot put competition.

Langston Jones, 6-2, 195, defensive back: At Calisburg (Texas) High School, Jones was a first team All-District selection at running back and linebacker and honorable mention All-State, while being named co-offensive and defensive MVP for the Wildcats. He was also an honorable mention lakes Conference basketball selection.

Ethan James, 6-5, 295, offensive lineman: At Gore High School, James was an All-District, and All-State selection. He will be playing for Oklahoma in the Oil Bowl Game on June 12th.

Jaimon Gilstrap, 5-10, 205, running back: At East Central High School Gilstrap was the district running back of the year, All-State selection, All-Metro selection, Football Classic Player of the Game and Army Strong Player of the Week. Played in the 2007 5A state championship game in which he kicked four extra points.

Tuesday, January 12, 1971

Southwestern Oklahoma 2010 Football Signings

QB Josh Dorman, 6-1, 180, North Richland Hills, TX (Birdville HS)
THSCA All-State selection...Completed 251-of-380 passes (66%) for 3,898 yards and 49 touchdowns as a senior...Once threw for 553 yards in a single game...Set all-time Texas prep record with eight TD's in a game...District 6-4A MVP....APSE All-state team...TOC 4A DFW All-Area Team...Fort Worth Star Telegram Football Super Team...One-star recruit by Scout.com.

QB Ryan Stringer, 5-11, 180, Clinton, OK (Clinton HS)
Completed 84-of-172 passes (49%) for 1,213 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions as a senior...Quarterback of the 2007 Class 4A state championship team.

QB Paul Lopez, 6-3, 210, Palm Desert, CA (St. Paul HS)
Three-year starter who won team's coaches award (Bryan Graves Memorial) after completing 49-of-87 passes (56 percent) for 520 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Also rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns and even caught two passes for 81 yards.

WR Cory Hines, 6-0, 185, North Richland Hills, TX (Birdville HS)
1st team District 6-4A wide receiver...1st team wide receiver Star Telegram Super Teams 4A and 5A...Favorite target of Dorman at Birdville High School...Caught 75 passes for 1,085 yards (14.5 average) and 12 touchdowns.

WR Jordan Davis, 5-10, 175, Pantego, TX (Arlington HS)
All-district 4-5A selection at Arlington High School.

WR Dakota Davis, 6-5, 185, Broken Arrow, OK (Broken Arrow HS)
Team made it to the Class 6A semifinals before losing to eventual champion Tulsa Union.

WR Kyler Skinner, 6-0, 180, Weatherford, OK (Weatherford HS)
Helped lead Weatherford High School to a 11-1 record and a berth in the Class 4A state semifinals...Caught 23 passes for 509 yards and 6 touchdowns...Also had 69 tackles as a defensive back....Coaches Aid Class 4A for the West All-Star team.

WR Kevin Roberts, 5-10, 170, Madill, OK (Madill HS)
Third-leading receiver in Class 3A finishing with 62 catches for 886 yards (14.0 average) and eight touchdowns....Had 10 rushes for 88 yards...Also had 54 tackles...Selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Class 3A East All-State team.

WR Alex Cochran, 5-10, 170, Broken Arrow, OK (Broken Arrow HS)
Broken Arrow's top receiver who finished the year with 32 catches for 531 yards and six touchdowns...Team finished the season with an 11-2 record and advanced to the Class 6A semifinals.

RB Trevion Miller, 6-2, 190, Dallas, TX (Carter HS)
Played defensive back and running back at Carter High School..Received a "4" rating on the NCSA...Older brother plays for San Diego State...Rushed for more than 500 yards as a junior...Played in only two games a senior before injury ended his season.

RB Dexter Braziel, 6-0, 200, Fort Worth, TX (Haltom HS)
Rushed for 948 yards on 186 carries (5.1 average) and 13 touchdowns...Second team All-district selection for 3-5A...Made visit to SMU.

K Taylor Inman, 5-10, 160, Claremore, OK (Sequoyah-Claremore HS)
Honorable mention all-state selection by the Tulsa World

K Kenny Johnson, 5-10, 170, Weatherford, OK (Weatherford HS)
Kicker on Weatherford's Class 4A semifinal team.

OL Carlos Cuevas, 6-3, 290, Plano, TX (Plano HS/Utah State)
Rivals two-star recruit in 2007 who played two seasons at Utah State...Will enroll in Fall of 2010.

OL Drew Carnahan, 6-3, 270, Southlake TX (Carroll HS)
Second team all-district selection for 6-5A...Starting tackle on nationally-known Southlake Carroll High School team

OL Mackenzie Cannon, 6-4, 290, Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)
Second-team all-district 5A-4 ....Captain of his high school team..Father, Mark, played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1980s.

OL Bradley Chapman, 6-3, 280, Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas HS)
Considered one of the top football offensive line prospects in District 5-4A.

OL Bryce Davidson, 6-4, 260, Waxahachie, TX (Waxahachie HS)
Two-sport athlete in track and football at Waxahachie High School.

DL Lorenzo Barnes, 6-1, 315, Burkburnett, TX (Burkburnett HS)
Squatted 825 pounds at the THSPA Regional Meet on March 7 at Decatur High School. The squat is the highest ever recorded in and the second highest ever by a youth 16-17 years old in the THSPA.

DL Chase Neumann, 6-0, 280, Dewey, OK (Dewey HS)
Multi-year standout for Dewey High School where he helped lead the team to the Class 3A semifinals...Selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team.

DL Kimes Gilbert, 6-1, 225, Oklahoma City, OK (Southmoore HS)
All-district 6A-1 selection as an offensive lineman...Helped lead the Sabercats to a 11-2 record and berth in the Class 6A semifinals.

DL Wes Carter, 6-5, 220, Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)
All-district 5A-4 selection.

LB Ryan Feller, 6-1, 215, Altus, OK (Altus HS)
Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star by Class for 5A West team...Recorded for than 400 tackles as a three-year starter for the Bulldogs.

LB Taylor Soles, 6-0, 205, Littlefield, TX (Sudan HS)
District 5-1A offensive MVP...First-team defensive end selection...Had 82 rushes for 510 yards and five touchdowns...Returned 12 kickoffs for 263 yards, 47 solo tackles and 38 assists and five sacks.

LB Anthony Chiofalo, 6-0, 205, Haslet, TX (Northwest HS)
Team made the playoffs as a senior.

LB Brad Avery, 6-1, 200, Madill, OK (Madill HS)
Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star by Class 3A East...District defensive co-MVP for 3A-2...Had 120 tackles and three interceptions as a senior...Two-year starter.

LB Mitch Hartshorne, 5-11, 220, Allen, TX (Allen HS)
First team all-district 8-5A selection for Allen High School.

DB Marcus Polanco, 6-0, 175, North Richland Hills, TX (Richland HS)
Second-team all-district 3-5A selection...Selected to the 3-5A all-academic team...Winner of the All-Rebel Award.

DB Drake Keys, 6-0, 190, Skiatook, OK (Skiatook HS)
Tulsa World honorable all-state selection as a defensive back last season

DB Cliff Nyagesiba, 5-10, 190, Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)
Had over 100 tackles in each of his last two seasons...

Mid Year Transfers

Luke Chalfant, 6-0, 220, R/Fr., Hinton, OK (Hinton HS)

Eric Charles, 5-10, 175, WR, Jr., Highland, CA (San Gorgonio HS/San Bernardino Valley) College). Played in only four games as a sophomore at SBVC after promising freshman campaign...Led the team with 42 receptions for 372 yards and had 535 yards in 2008...Named Mountain Conference Special teams Player-of-the-Week after totaling 173 all-purpose yards and scoring one touchdown...Graduate of San Gorgonio High School where he was a first-team, all-county selection...Caught 62 passes for 914 yards and 14 TDs as a senior.

Tommy Cogburn, 5-8, 183, Jr., El Monte, CA (South El Monte HS/Golden West College). Played both defensive back and wide receiver for the GWC...Finished year with 29 tackles and two interceptions...Caught four passes for 83 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown against San Diego Southwest....Graduate of South El Monte High School where he was an all-league selection.

Jonathan Darby, 6-0, 200, Jr., DB, Sante, CA (West Hills HS/Grossmont College) .Finished 2009 as the second-leading tackler for Grossmont with 57 stops with four interceptions and a fumble recovery...Team finished with an 8-3 record and participated in the U.S. Bank Beach Bowl where they beat El Camino, 27-22...Graduate of West Hills High School in San Diego.

Brandon Elmore, 5-11, 175, R/Fr. Blanchard, OK (Blanchard HS/Coffeyville Community College)

Sean Gordon, 6-2, 225, DE, Jr., Lake Forrest, CA (Laguna Hills HS/Golden West College)...Two-year starting defensive end at Golden West where he finished the year with 28 tackles and three and one-half sacks... Squad won the last seven games of the season and finished as Rooster Bowl Champions with a 37-35 overtime victory over Ventura...Graduate of Laguna Hills High School where he was the team's most valuable player...Father, Scott, played in the NFL with the Houston Oilers.

Terrence Humes, OL, 6-5, 320, Jr., San Bernardino, CA (San Bernardino HS/San Bernardino Valley College)...Started 20 consecutive games for SBVC at right tackle...Graduate of San Bernardino High school where he was a two-time all league selection and selected as the team's lineman of the year in 2005.

Jace Johnson, QB, 6-4, 180, So., Bethel, OK (Bethel HS/East Central)

Cecil Kirkendoll, DB, 5-8, 175, R/Fr., Clinton, OK (Clinton HS)

Preston Margain, 5-11, 205, Jr., Fountain Valley, OK (Fountain Valley HS/Golden West College)...Starting linebacker for Golden West where he finished second on the team with 53 tackles, five of which were for losses totaling 14 yards...Started every game at GWC for two consecutive seasons...One of four former GWC Rustlers on this year's SWOSU team...Graduate of Fountain Valley High School where he was a second-team, all-league selection...Listed on the Principles Honor Roll four consecutive years.

Gordon Perry, 5-11, 170, R/Fr., Weatherford, OK (Weatherford HS)

Reed Ryan, 6-1, 255, R/Fr., OL, Roanoke, TX (Justin Northwest HS/New Mexico Highlands)...Spent one season at New Mexico Highlands after starring at Justin Northwest High School in Texas...Team made it to the second round of the state playoffs as a senior.

Kemaine Thurston, DL, 6-1, 285, Jr., San Bernardino, CA (Arroyo Valley HS/San Bernardino Valley College). Two-year starter for SBVC where he helped the Wolverines to a 5-5 record which included four-straight victories and a 29-21 season-ending victory over Los Angeles Harbor...Graduate of Arroyo Valley High School where he was a three-year starter and also a member of the school's varsity wrestling team.

Marvin Tribble, 5-11, 175, Jr., CB, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Independence Junior College)...Played in eight of nine games for Independence where he was coached by current SWOSU graduate assistant Anthony Randle...Finished the season with 15 tackles...Native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Isaac Tucker, RB, 5-10, 195, Jr., Covina, CA (West Covina HS/Citrus College)...Team's leading rusher as both a freshman and sophomore...Rushed for nearly 800 yards during his career, including back-to-back seasons with an identical 395 yards...Played in a California Junior College All-Star game...Graduate of West Covina High School where he was named the team's offensive MVP as a senior.

Mike Van Deripe, QB, 6-0, 180, Jr., Cypress, CA (Cypres HS/Golden West College)...All-time leading passer in Golden West College history with over 5,000 career yards...Earned American Division Mountain Conference first-team quarterback selection in 2009 when he completed 215-of-361 passes for 2,826 yards and 27 touchdowns...Led GWC to its first post-season appearance in 34 years with a 37-36 win over Ventura College...Graduate of Cypress College where he was a first team, all-conference selection and threw for over 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior...Also rushed for 1,100 yards and scored 11 rushing TDs.

Bronze Withem, 5-11, 225, LB, Jr., La Verne, CA (San Dimas HS/Citrus College) Injuries limited him to just two games during his sophomore campaign...As a freshman had 90 tackles for the Owls which earned him all-conference and ranked him third among freshman in the Southern California Football Association...Graduate of San Dimas High School where he led team with 130 tackles as a senior and earned all-area selection...Finished high school career with better than 350 tackles.

Monday, January 11, 1971

Southeastern Oklahoma 2010 Football Signings

Southeastern has announced the addition of 33 student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Savage Storm football team for the 2010 season.

SE has also added seven mid-year transfers that have arrived on campus for the spring season.

The Storm add 15 on the offensive side of the ball and 16 on the defense, along with a pair of kickers.

Below is a list of 2010 signees:

NAME Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (HS)

Xavier Smith QB 6-2 233 Mesquite, Texas (North Mesquite HS)

Cedrico Pollard RB 5-10 213 Monroe, La. (Neville HS)
Derrell Newton RB 5-8 180 Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)


Anthony Gale WR 6-0 185 Arlington, Texas (Seguin HS)
Sam Roberson WR North Texas
DeQualin Evans WR Navarro JC
Michael Hill WR Northwestern Oklahoma State
Quentin Morris WR Central Arkansas
Tiquarrio Combs WR 6-0 160 Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)

Kevin Brown TE 6-2 225 Texarkana, Texas (Liberty Eylau HS)
Donel Morrison TE Trinity Valley CC

Adrian Adams OL 6-0 290 Desoto, Texas (Desoto HS)
Clifton Miller OL 6-1 244 Atoka, Okla. (Atoka HS)
Dylan Cathey OL 6-2 295 Paris, Texas (Paris HS)
Gerson Reyes OL 6-2 275 Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Halston Harris OL 6-2 266 Marlow, Okla. (Marlow HS)
Jacob Clay OL 6-1 255 Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)
Josh Burkham OL 6-3 310 The Colony, Texas (The Colony HS)
Kyle Williams OL/DT 6-3 281 Broken Bow, Okla. (Broken Bow HS)
Preston Smith OL 6-3 265 Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie HS)
Sean Clayton OL 6-1 275 Duncanville, Texas (Duncanville HS)

Devante Harris DE 5-11 249 Duncan, Okla. (Duncan HS)
Dylan Ottmers DT 5-10 228 Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS)
Henry Alexander DE 6-1 227 Ardmore, Okla. (Ardmore HS)
Jeremy Lutkenhaus DT 6-0 271 Muenster, Texas (Muenster HS)
Josiah Woodard DE 6-2 228 Stillwater, Okla. (Stillwater HS)
Kevin Williams DT 6-2 340 Fort Worth, Texas (Boswell HS)
Ryan Harkness DT 6-0 250 Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)
Simeon Stevenson DT 5-11 257 Monroe, La. (Neville HS)


Scotty Bryant S Navarro JC
Emanual Jackson S Coffeyville CC
Akintunde Akinniyi Rov 6-0 190 Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS)
Bryce Ray S 6-0 173 Shreveport, La. (Captain Shreve HS)
Keiston Clayton CB 5-8 169 Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs HS)
Jacobi Crowley S 5-11 185 Lawton, Okla. (Eisenhower HS)
Jacoby Sanders CB 5-9 153 Pflugerville, Texas (Connally HS)
Josh Napper CB 5-9 170 Lawton, Okla. (Eisenhower HS)
Will Cowan S 6-1 184 Leonard, Texas (Leonard HS)

Trevor Mouton K 5-11 189 Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus HS)
Chris Peoples K/P 5-10 165 Vian, Okla. (Vian HS)

Sunday, January 10, 1971

Central Oklahoma 2010 Football Signings

As of 4:00

Central Oklahoma head coach Tracy Holland has announced the signing of 14 high school standouts to national letters of intent.

UCO added six players on defense and eight on offense, with 11 recruits coming from Oklahoma and three from Texas.

“This is an extremely athletic class across the board,” said Holland, in his third year at the UCO helm. “Not only is it a very talented group of players, but they are all leaders. We were very selective with this group and went after student-athletes with character, and great work ethic and we’re excited about this class.

“It was all about finding the best football players and we felt we did that.”

Central Oklahoma Signings
Jon Bullock • 6-1 • 220 • Linebacker • Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School
District 6A-3 Defensive Player of the Year • Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State • 98 tackles as a senior.

Steven Daniels • 5-11 • 165 • Defensive Back • Tulsa (Okla.) East Central High School

Terrance Davis • 5-9 • 168 • Wide Receiver • Mansfield (Texas)/Timberview High School

Cole Eddy • 6-1 • 183 • Wide Receiver • Midwest City (Okla.) High School

Ruben Gaines • 5-10 • 160 • Defensive Back • Muskogee (Okla.) High School

Blake Gatewood • 6-4 • 210 • Wide Receiver • Edmond (Okla.) North High School

Logan Grinstead • 6-2 • 250 • Defensive Line • Sulphur (Okla.) High School

Aaron James • 5-1 • 215 • Linebacker • Oklahoma City/Douglass High School

Chris King • 6-4 • 245 • Offensive Line • Jenks (Okla.) High School
All-District 6A-3 • Played on one state championship team and two runner-up teams.

Dante Lipscomb • 5-11 • 175 • Running Back • Fort Worth, Texas/Saginaw Boswell High School

Brett Maxie, Jr. • 6-2 • 180 • Quarterback • Colleyville, Texas/Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy
All-District • District Offensive Player of the Year • Second-team All-State

Derek Serowski • 6-3 • 175 • Wide Receiver • Moore (Okla.)/Southmoore High School

Garrett Sullivan • 6-2 • 300 • Offensive Line • Edmond (Okla.)/Deer Creek High School

Terry Williamson • 6-1 • 225 • Defensive End • Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School
All-District 6A-3 • State champion wrestler in 2009

Saturday, January 9, 1971

Texas A&M - Commerce 2010 Football Signings

&M-Commerce Signs 25 Recruits and Adds Two Transfers

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Guy Morriss and the Lions
coaching staff announced on Wednesday that 25 high school players have
signed letters of intent to attend the university. An additional two
transferred in at the semester break to bring the 2010 recruiting class to
27.

The Lions are coming off its first outright Lone Star Conference division
title since 1990 and reloaded the squad with three linebackers, four
defensive backs, four wide receivers, five offensive linemen, six defensive
linemen, a fullback, a quarterback and a punter.

Among the signees are three players from Kennedale High School and a set of
teammates from Hillcrest High School and Sam Houston High School in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area.

A&M-Commerce also added Division I transfers - Cal Farley, a quarterback and
Michael Johnson, a safety at the semester break.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
Gary Aguilar OL 6-5 289 North Richland Hills, Texas (Birdville HS)
Anthony Booher DL 6-3 225 Arlington, Texas (Kennedale HS)
Evan Booher DL 6-3 202 Arlington, Texas (Kennedale HS)
Carrington Brown FB 5-10 212 Dallas, Texas (Hillcrest HS)
Darrin Brown WR 6-0 180 Dallas, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Corvellas Cage DB 5-10 157 Frisco, Texas (Liberty HS)
Nick Cannon OL 6-4 276 Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS)
Isaiah Cobbin LB 6-2 200 Dallas, Texas (Hillcrest HS)
Cortney Craig DB 6-0 185 Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff HS)
Jeremy Dotson LB 6-2 239 Mesquite, Texas (North Mesquite HS)
Marcus Fore DB 5-9 170 Keller, Texas (Central HS)
Cedrick Freeman DL 6-3 210 Arlington, Texas (Grace Prep)
Cameron Frosch P 6-2 168 Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS)
Jarrod Hall WR 6-4 220 Waco, Texas (University HS)
Brandyn Hinnrichs OL 6-3 260 Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)
Brandon Jackson DB 5-11 165 Dallas, Texas (A. Maceo Smith HS)
Kenzee Jackson WR 6-0 175 Arlington Texas (Sam Houston HS)
Jose Martinez OL 6-2 272 Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston HS)
Tevin Moore DL 6-1 260 Dallas, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Zach Rice OL 6-5 257 Princeton, Texas (Princeton HS)
Lawson Schwertner DL 6-4 211 Big Lake, Texas (Reagan County HS)
Aaron Shaw LB 6-0 205 Dallas, Texas (Lincoln HS)
Tevin Thompson WR 6-1 202 Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Brandon Turner DL 6-0 246 Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
Luke Wagner QB 6-3 217 Tyler, Texas (Lee HS)

Transfers (2)
Cal Farley QB 6-2 215 Keller, Texas (Pennsylvania Univ.)
Michael Johnson SS 5-11 210 Garland, Texas (UNLV)


Gary Aguilar
Offensive Line
6-5 € 289
North Richland Hills, Texas
Birdville HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Attended Birdville High School, where he was a
three-year starter at left tackleŠearned second team all-district honors as
a seniorŠteam averaged 44 points a game and a district leading 349 yards a
game through the air as team posted a 9-2 record before losingŠteam tied a
state record with eight touchdown passes in a game as a senior. Personal:
Son of Gerardo and Febe AguilarŠplans to major in engineering.

Anthony Booher
Defensive Line
6-3 € 224
Arlington, Texas
Kennedale HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Earned all-state, all-area and all-district
recognition as an offensive lineman and for his academic efforts as a
seniorŠalso played along the defensive line, where he also made 40 tackles
and had two sacks as a seniorŠserved as team and offensive line captain as a
seniorŠa three-year letterwinner on both the football and baseball team.
Personal: Born September 6, 1991Šson of Brian and Christy BooherŠfather,
Brian played for three years at TCUŠtwin brother, Evan will also be
attending Texas A&M University-CommerceŠplans to major in business.

Evan Booher
Defensive Line
6-3 € 202
Arlington, Texas
Kennedale HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Received all-district honors as a seniorŠhad 79
tackles, forced a fumble and recovered another as a seniorŠhad a career-best
15 tackles and a sack in a 2008 playoff game against CelinaŠa three-year
letterwinner on the baseball team, where he hit .445 and had 102 RBI in 28
games as a juniorŠlettered twice in football. Personal: Born September 6,
1991Šson of Brian and Christy BooherŠfather, Brian played for three years at
TCUŠtwin brother, Anthony will also be attending Texas A&M
University-CommerceŠplans to major in business.



Carrington Brown
Fullback
5-10 € 212
Dallas, Texas
Hillcrest HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A three-year starter and letterwinner at Hillcrest
High SchoolŠearned all-district honors and served as team captain during his
senior yearŠracked up 252 yards on 50 attemptsŠon defense, as a linebacker,
he recorded 103 career tackles, including nine sacksŠranked as the
third-best prospect in his district by texashsfootball.com. Personal: Born
October 10, 1991Šson of Robert Brown and Michelle CarterŠrelated to Greg
Hill, who played at Texas A&M and went on to play in the NFL for the Kansas
City ChiefsŠplans to major in kinesiology.

Darrin Brown
Wide Receiver
6-0 € 180
Arlington, Texas
Duncanville HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A three-year letterwinner in both football and in
track and field at Duncanville High SchoolŠas a senior, he had 26 catches
for 486 yardsŠselected as first team all-district and team¹s most improved
player and best offensive player as a seniorŠagainst Nimitz, as a senior, he
had six catches for 112 yardsŠreceived interest from Oklahoma, Kansas State,
Minnesota and Oklahoma State. Personal: Born July 18, 1992Šson of Darrin
Brown and Irish Glover.

Corvellas Cage
Safety
5-10 € 157
Frisco, Texas
Liberty HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A four-year letterwinner on the football and track
and field team at Frisco Liberty High SchoolŠrecorded 76 tackles, recovered
five fumbles and forced four more as a seniorŠpicked up first team
all-district and all-county as well as honorable mention all-state honors as
a seniorŠhad 57 tackles and six interceptions as a junior. Personal: Born
September 4, 1991Šson of Raymond and Angela CageŠplans to study recreation
and sports management.



Nick Cannon
Offensive Line
6-4 € 276
Keller, Texas
Fossil Ridge HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-year letterwinner at Keller Fossil Ridge High
SchoolŠrecognized honorable mention all-district as a senior. Personal: Born
November 30, 1991Šson of Mark Cannon and Jenifer Bryant.

Isaiah Cobbin
Linebacker
6-2 € 200
Dallas, Texas
Hillcrest HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-time all-district selection at Hillcrest High
SchoolŠearned first team recognition as a senior.

Cortney Craig
Defensive Back
6-0 € 190
Dallas, Texas
South Oak Cliff HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-time honorable mention all-district
selectionŠhad a two interception game against Adamson as a seniorŠforced two
fumbles and recovered two more as well as blocked a kick against
SeagovilleŠteam won bi-district titleŠalso a member of the track and field
and swimming teamŠattended the same high school as Lions¹ great Harvey
Martin. Personal: Born September 16, 1991Šson of Cornel Craig and Lauren
Grady-JohnsonŠplans to major in business.

Jeremy Dotson
Linebacker
6-2 € 239
Mesquite, Texas
North Mesquite HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A first team all-district selection as a
seniorŠreceived academic all-state recognitionŠa three-year starter on the
football team and has also played on the school¹s basketball team. Personal:
Born October 24, 1991Šson of Alitha Dotson.

Marcus Fore
Defensive Back
5-9 € 170
Keller, Texas
Central HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Named to the Dallas/Fort Wirth Super Team, a second
team all-area and all-district selection as a seniorŠtwice recognized as the
Dallas/Fort Worth Player of the WeekŠhad 11 interceptions and four
touchdowns throughout his high school careerŠset school single-game record
for interceptions with three and single-season record with eight as a
seniorŠa three-year member of the football team and ran track as a
sophomore. Personal: Born November 15, 1991Šson of Gary and Lori
ForeŠbrother, Taylor is a junior on the football teamŠplans to major in
economics.

Cedrick Freeman
Defensive Line
6-3 € 210
Arlington, Texas
Grace Prep

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-time all-district selectionŠrecorded 111
tackles as a senior, including five sacksŠrecovered five fumbles and forced
two more...blocked four kicksŠearned first team all-Golden Circle
recognition as a junior and seniorŠin addition to being a four-year
lettewinner in football, he earned two letters in tennis. Personal: Born
December 23, 1991.

Cameron Frosch
Punter
6-2 € 168
Rowlett, Texas
Rowlett HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-year starter at Rowlett High School, serving as
both the kicker and the punterŠas a senior, he punted the ball 32 times for
an average of 40 yards a kickŠlanded 10 punts inside the 20, including four
in one gameŠ posted a season-long of 72 yardsŠranked as one of the nation¹s
top punters by the National Combine SeriesŠa three-year letterwinner on the
soccer team, where he plays midfield/forwardŠa member of the National Honors
Society. Personal: Born March 13, 1992Šson of Chris and Rhonda FroschŠplans
to major in finance.

Jarrod Hall
Wide Receiver
6-4 € 220
Waco, Texas
University HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A first team all-district and honorable mention
all-Centex selection as a senior at University High SchoolŠa four-sport,
multi-year letterwinner, including four in basketball and track, three in
football and another in baseball. Personal: Born November 25, 1991Šson of
Mark and Shana McGowanŠplans to major in math education.

Brandon Jackson
Defensive Back
5-11 € 165
Dallas, Texas
A. Maceo Smith HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A multi-sport letterwinner at A. Maceo Smith High
School in both football and in track and fieldŠearned all-district honors as
a senior. Personal: Born June 1, 1991Šson of Bradley Jackson and Ladeandra
Smith.

Kenzee Jackson
Wide Receiver
6-0 € 175
Arlington, Texas
Sam Houston HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Racked up 66 catches for 966 yards and eight
touchdowns as a senior at Sam Houston High SchoolŠas a senior, he also ran
the ball 36 times for 209 yards and three touchdownsŠplayed alongside fellow
signee Jose Martinez. Personal: Born April 4, 1992Šson of Carlos and Kamulah
JacksonŠuncle, Allen played basketball at the University of Cincinnati that
reached the Elite Eight.

Jose Martinez
Offensive Line
6-2 € 272
Arlington, Texas
Sam Houston HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-year letterwinner at Sam Houston High School,
the same school as Lions¹ head football coach Guy MorrissŠearned second team
all-district recognition as a senior. Personal: Born February 15, 1992Šson
of Jose and Maria MartinezŠplans to major in business.

Tevin Moore
Defensive Line
6-1 € 260
Dallas, Texas
Duncanville HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Earned first team all-district honors as a senior and
second team recognition as a juniorŠmade 50 stops as a senior, including
five sacks as a seniorŠ.had 24 tackles, including 2.5 sacks, forced and
recovered a fumble against NimitzŠplayed alongside fellow signee Darrin
Brown.

Zach Rice
Offensive Line
6-5 € 257
Princeton, Texas
Princeton HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A three-year starter and letterwinner at nearby
Princeton High SchoolŠalso a three-year letterwinner as a member of the
track and field team and lettered twice in powerlifting. Personal: Born
December 14, 1991Šson of John and Mary Rice.

Lawson Schwertner
Defensive Line
6-4 € 211
Big Lake, Texas
Reagan County

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Recognized as all-West Texas as a seniorŠa two-time
all-district selection both as a defensive end and as a offensive
linemanŠserved as the team captain as a seniorŠparticipated on the track and
field team as a junior, where he did the high jump and triple jump.
Personal: Born April 28, 1992Šson of Danny and Susan SchwertnerŠplans to
major in agriculture.

Aaron Shaw
Linebacker
6-0 € 205
Dallas, Texas
Lincoln HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A three-sport letterwinner at Dallas Lincoln High
School in football, baseball and track and fieldŠnamed to the all-district
team as a senior as a defensive end. Personal: Born April 19, 1992Šson of
Misty RobersonŠplans to major in business.

Tevin Thompson
Wide Receiver
6-1 € 202
Irving, Texas
MacArthur HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: An honorable mention all-district selectionŠnamed
academic all-districtŠholds school record for vertical jump among skill
players with a 38-inch leapŠ.a four-year letterwinner on the track and field
team, in addition to being a three-year letterwinner on the football team.
Personal: Born December 24, 1991Šson of Chaka HallŠplans to major in
business.

Brandon Turner
Defensive Line
6-0 € 246
Allen, Texas
Allen HS

Prior to A&M-Commerce: A first team all-district and all-county selection as
a seniorŠselected as team¹s Defensive Player of the Game on multiple
occasions as a seniorŠteam won state title as a junior and won four-straight
district titles. Personal: Born December 25, 1991Šson of Vincent and Tammy
TurnerŠplans to major in industrial engineering.

Luke Wagner
Quarterback
6-3 € 217
Tyler, Texas
Tyler Lee HS


Prior to A&M-Commerce: As a senior, he completed 86 of 148 passes for nine
touchdowns and ran for five touchdowns at Tyler Lee High SchoolŠa three-year
letterwinner and two-year starter at quarterbackŠreceived honorable mention
all-district honors en route to leading the team to district, bi-district
and area championships as a seniorŠPersonal: Born July 31, 1991Šson of
Dallas and Shelley WagnerŠplans to major in kinesiology.


Enrolled Spring Semester 2009

Cal Farley
Quarterback
6-2 € 215
Fort Worth, Texas
Univ. of Pennsylvania

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Spent the last two years at the University of
Pennsylvania after a standout career at Keller High SchoolŠhe was named the
team MVP and team captain as a senior en route to all-district
honorsŠrecognized as one of the top 15 quarterbacks in the state as a senior
by Dave Campbell¹s Texas Football MagazineŠin addition to participating on
the football team, he lettered in track and field and rugby. Personal: Born
January 3, 1989Šson of Carrie and Leonard Farley.

Michael Johnson
Defensive Back
5-11 € 210
Garland, Texas
UNLV

Prior to A&M-Commerce: Arrives at A&M-Commerce after starting his college
career at UNLVŠplayed in six games as a sophomore, where he had two
tacklesŠas a freshman, he saw action in 11 games, primarily on special teams
units...attended South Garland High School, where they won back-to-back
district titlesŠearned all-district recognition as a senior at the
linebacker positionŠ.a three-year member of the track and field team.
Personal: Born June 30, 1988Šson of Michael Johnson Sr. and Darrinda
WeaverŠa criminal justice major.

Friday, January 8, 1971

Eastern New Mexico 2010 Football Signings

As of 1:00 PM

Tyler Baker (QB, 6-2, 185, Rio Rancho, N.M./Rio Rancho HS)
Jesus Davalos (RB, 5-9, 180, Portales, N.M./Portales)
Decoryon Thomas (WR/RB, 5-10, 180, Dickinson, Texas/Dickinson)
Gregory Scott (WR, 6-1, 180, San Antonio, Texas/Stevens HS)
Jake Espinoza (WR, 5-10, 180, Aztec, N.M./Aztec HS)
Todd Davis (OL, 6-8, 250, Fredericksburg, Texas/Fredericksburg)
Dylan Sydenstricker (OT, 6-5, 270, La Cueva, N.M./La Cueva HS)
Rhett Sain (OL, 6-5, 260, Sudan, Texas/Sudan)
Christopher Stephens (OL, 6-3, 270, Spring, Texas/Spring)
Kyler McGee (DT, 6-2, 290, Big Spring, Texas/Big Spring)
Tyler Wencka (DE, 6-5, 200, San Antonio, Texas/Clements)
Pedrun Khodaie (Jr., DT, 6-4, 280, La Cueva, N.M./La Cueva HS/Mesa CC)
Joseph Henry (DE, 6-5, 230, Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood HS)
Daniel Richard Allen (DL, 6-2, 240, Seminole, Texas/Seminole HS)
Joseph Connor Jacob (LB, 6-2, 210, Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo HS)
Keighen Thetford (6-0, 210, Arlington, Texas/Arlington HS)
Lloyd Black (DB, 6-1, 180, Austin, Texas/Anderson)
Jayson Serda (DB, 5-11, 180, Albuquerque, N.M./Manzano HS)
Dillon Metzger (DB/WR, 5-7, 165, Rio Rancho, N.M./Rio Rancho HS)

Thursday, January 7, 1971

West Texas A&M 2010 Football Signings

West Texas A&M Football Announces 2010 High School Recruiting Class
Buffaloes sign 49 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent


CANYON, Texas - Having compiled 50 wins over the past five seasons, West Texas A&M head football coach Don Carthel and his staff today announced its 2010 high school recruiting class. The 2010 recruiting class consists of 49 student-athletes who will join the program in the fall and continue tohelp to make the Buffs a force on the Division II football scene.

“We were able to sign another strong academic class of student-athletes with a high percentage qualifying for academic scholarships, as well as athletic scholarships,” said Coach Carthel. “We strive to have a well-rounded class with at least two athletes at each position. It is tough to win championships without a quality senior class each year and this group should provide a good senior class five years from now.”

“Offensively, we signed a good group of athletic linemen that should be able to adapt to the style of blocking necessary to continue running the wide-open offense that has been so successful at us,” Carthel added. “We always try and recruit the best all-around athletes. In most cases, that is the running back. We are excited about the speed and veresatility in this year’s class, as several may end up playing at receiver, defensive back, or return specialist. We feel that we were able to sign the top quarterback in all of West Texas and he already knows how to lead and win football games. Overall, there is a tremendous amount of speed with the receivers and running backs that have signed with us. We should be well-represented at the State track & field meet in Austin later this spring.

“Defensively, this group has lots of potential, with several rangy athletes that should develop into tall, athletic defenders at every position,” Carthel continued. “The linebacking group, as a whole, is very athletic. There are lots of playmakers in the group that will fit our 3-4 scheme. The secondary features skilled athletes that have shown great versatility in multiple sports at their high schools. The defensive linemen were extremely successful in high school and they should develop into a great unit for us. We were able to sign a good mix of interior defensive linemen, along with some athletic ends who can rush the passer.

“It has been a great day for WT Football, and the future looks even brighter!”

2010 West Texas A&M Football High School Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
David Lehocky QB 6-3 195 Albuquerque , N.M (Volcano Vista )
Brandon Robinson QB 5-11 200 Canadian, Texas (High)
Westin Williams QB 6-0 185 Wellington , Texas (High)


Jay Baines RB 5-9 175 Mesquite , Texas ( North Mesquite )
Donnie Foster RB 5-8 185 Rosharon, Texas (Angleton)
Jamar Johnson RB 6-0 190 Amarillo , Texas (Caprock)
Torian Oakley RB 5-8 165 Spring, Texas (High)
Alfonzo Trammell RB 5-9 185 Cibolo, Texas (Steele)
William Wright RB 5-7 170 Fort Hood, Texas ( Copperas Cove )

Jonathan Davis WR 6-1 185 Herford , Texas (High)
Xavier Price WR 6-2 165 San Antonio , Texas ( Madison )
Cody Reeves WR 6-1 175 Denison , Texas (High)
Nathan Slaughter WR 5-10 160 Lubbock , Texas (High)
Rickey White, Jr. WR 6-0 185 Dallas , Texas (Pinkston)

Michael Martinez TE 6-3 255 Bryan , Texas (High)

Gerald Barker OL 6-0 280 Lubbock , Texas ( Coronado )
Robert Clancy OL 6-4 245 Houston , Texas (Mayde Creek)
Chris Clees OL 6-4 300 Roswell , N.M. (Goddard)
Chase Farmer OL 6-3 265 Ennis , Texas (High)
Caleb Hayslip OL 6-4 250 Salado, Texas (High)
Jordan Nichols OL 6-3 250 Lubbock , Texas (Frenship)
Kyle Nicholson OL 6-4 270 Parker, Texas ( Plano East)
Joshua Williams OL 6-3 295 San Antonio , Texas ( Madison )


Greg Castro DT 6-0 265 San Antonio , Texas ( Clark )
Jarvis Griggs DL 6-1 215 Bay City , Texas (High)
Travis Hagerman DL 6-6 240 Pampa , Texas (High)
Ronald Huckaby DL 6-1 280 Lancaster , Texas (High)
Charleston Lewis DL 6-2 225 Temple , Texas (Belton)
Xavier Mitchell DL 6-0 270 Waco , Texas (University)
D’Juan Swinney DL 6-1 240 McKinney , Texas (High)
Jared Wesley DL 6-4 245 Canyon, Texas (High)
Cole Gossett DL Fort Stockton High

Glenn Bonner LB 6-3 220 San Antonio , Texas ( Clark )
Josh Feaster LB 6-1 195 Comanche, Texas (High)
Warnell Hardy LB 6-4 215 Dallas , Texas (Pinkston)
Jacob Hinojos LB 6-0 200 Plainview , Texas (High)
Anthony Johnson LB 6-0 180 Houston , Texas ( North Shore )
Winston Jones LB 6-0 205 Angleton, Texas (High)
Jeremy Ragland LB 5-9 210 Fresno , Texas (Manvel)
Fred Simpson LB 5-8 220 Houston , Texas (Aldine)
Shane Sobnosky, Jr. LB 6-0 210 Santa Fe , Texas (High)
Cameron Warren LB 5-10 195 Larue, Texas (Brownsboro)
Derrick Davis LB Temple High
Kenneth Stafford LB Wilmer Texas

Davionte Dobbins DB 6-1 180 Waco , Texas (University)
Randall Gamble DB 5-10 175 Athens , Texas (High)
Dandrick Jackson DB 5-9 200 Baytown , Texas (Lee)
Jao’Torey Johnson DB 5-11 175 Garland , Texas ( S. Garland )
Brandon McCalister DB 6-0 185 Plano , Texas (High)
Treion Murray DB 5-10 185 Baytown , Texas (Lee)
Darrell Thomas DB 5-10 180 Conroe , Texas (High)
Artigus Johnson DB North Shore
D'mentrie Lacy DB Galveston Ball
Lakeem Wilson OB 6-3 210 Dallas , Texas ( Lincoln )

Wednesday, January 6, 1971

Tarleton State 2010 Football Signings

The Tarleton Texan football program has added 26 high school and junior college signees with National Letters-of-Intent on Wednesday. Tarleton also released the names of eight players who have already transferred to Tarleton for the spring semester.

The Texans, who are coming off a 10-3 season, are the reigning Lone Star Conference Co-Champions and LSC South Division Co-Champions. Tarleton advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs for just the second time in school history, and interim head coach Cary Fowler said that helped the recruiting process.

“Making the playoffs and being able to show conference trophies makes a difference,” Fowler said. “When kids see championships and they grow up in the state of Texas, wining is a dream. To see that Tarleton has won over the past decade makes them want to be a part of the success we have had here at Tarleton.”


Fowler said he and the staff were pleased with the recruiting class for 2010.

“How these kids will mature over the next few years will tell the truth about this class,” Fowler said. “I think we are balanced out at every position, and if those kids can stay together for five years, it will be very interesting to see what they will do. I like our athleticism, I like our size and I like our speed.

“We covered the spectrum and the whole state,” Fowler said. “We didn’t really lose anyone we really, really wanted and most of these kids were listed at the top of our board.”

Fowler and the staff contacted each of the signees last night to tell them of the departure of former head coach Sam McElroy, who left to take a NCAA Division I coaching job on Tuesday.

“This is not a knock on anyone, but I told those kids that they signed up to be Tarleton Texans,” Fowler said. “This University sells itself. We have won 73 percent of our ballgames over the last decade. I told them to take football out of the question and asked them to decide where they could go to school over the next four years and be happy. To make sure that they know that no matter who the head coach is, that they choose to go somewhere that is going to be successful. And if you look at it, that is Tarleton State University.”

The Texans will have spring football practice this semester and are tentatively set to open the 2010 schedule on Thursday, Sept. 2 at home against Northeastern State.



High School Signees


Kyle Anderson LB 6-2 220 Wills Point
Kyle Anderson runs a 4.5 40 and has played both outside and inside linebacker at Wills Point. He was a three-time unanimous all-district selection from 2007 through 2009. Anderson was named the 2008 District Defensive Back of the Year, and he is an academic all-state selection with a 3.8 grade point average. Anderson also runs track and powerlifts.

Tay Davis WR 6-2 165 Nevada Community
Tay Davis was a key contributor during his time at Community High School in Nevada, TX. He showed good versatility by displaying talent offensively as a wide receiver but also helping his team on defense as a defensive back. He has good height to go along with good speed with makes him an asset at wide receiver.

Jeremy Dickey Ath 6-0 205 Liberty
Jeremy Dickey was recruited as an athlete, but he was a first team all-district selection as a quarterback. He lives in Kingwood and will graduate from Liberty High School.

Tim Durden RB/LB 6-1 205 Nevada Community
Tim Durden showed how versatile he is while playing football at Community High School in Nevada, TX. As a junior Tim was named a first team all-district selection as a running back. His senior season he was chosen first team not only as a running back but also as a linebacker.

Louis Ernst Ath 6-6 220 Rowlett
Louis Ernst runs a 4.6 40 and was named a 2009 all-district team member. He has a 3.3 grade point average.

Devin Figures CB 5-10 180 Jefferson
Devin Figures is a 2009 second team all-state selection at defensive back. The cornerback runs a 4.4 40 and was a first team all-district selection at kick returner. In 2008, he was selected to first team all-district as a wide receiver and a second team defensive back. Figures also plays basketball, baseball and runs track. He has a 3.2 grade point average and is a one star recruit by Scout.com. Other interested schools at one time were Louisiana, North Texas, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin.

James Freeman S 5-10 185 Liberty
James Freeman was a first team all-district selection at defensive back in 2009 and a second team all-district selection at linebacker in 2008. He plays basketball, powerlifts and runs track. Freeman has a 3.9 grade point average at Liberty High School.

Chris Greene LB 6-2 215 Little Elm
Chris Greene was an honorable mention all-district selection in 2008 and a first team selection in 2009 for the Lobos. He was also looked at by Air Force and Stephen F. Austin. Coach Phil Mannie said, “Chris is a player who has been getting better year after year.” He is the son of Pat Greene.

Justin Grisham DE 6-6 250 Dallas First Baptist Academy
Justin Grisham was a standout first team all-district player who plans to major in criminal justice. He received a one-star rating from Scout.com. Coach Henry Cofer said, “Justin is a player who plays with great passion and a love for the game.”

Garrett Hughes S 6-2 185 Daingerfield
Garrett Hughes is a safety on back-to-back state championship teams in Daingerfield. He was a second all-district selection in 2008 as a junior and a first team selection in 2009. He was also a second team defensive selection as a senior by TheOldCoach.com. Scout.com gave Hughes one star.

Luke Hyde LB 6-2 210 Smithson Valley
Luke Hyde was a first team all-district selection. He was second on the team with 78 tackles including 15 for loss. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Luke pursues the football with a passion and can drop in pass coverage, his hard-nosed mentality will allow him to succeed at the next level.”

Blake Jordan OL 6-3 300 Graham
Blake Jordan helped Graham to the finals of the 3A state championship. Jordan was an all-state selection at guard while also playing defensive line. He was also looked at by Kansas State, TCU and Texas-El Paso). Coach Nick McBroom said, “With Blake’s size and agility, he has the opportunity to play well at Tarleton.”

Lucas Love OL 6-5 251 Van Alstyne
Lucas Love was a first team all-district selection at offensive tackle for Van Alstyne. He also was a first team selection at defensive end and is the son of Robin Gade and Allen Love. Coach Phil Mannie said, “Lucas is a big and strong offensive lineman that still has room to grow into an even better player.”

Brandon Lowery RB 5-10 180 Sacshe
Brandon Lowery ran for 320 yards as a senior while recording 476 receiving yards at Sacshe High School. Lowery is a first team all-district selection as a junior and senior. He runs a 21.9 200-meter dash.

Ryan Martin OL 6-3 260 Smithson Valley
Ryan Martin was a first team all-district selection at offensive line. He was also a first team All-San Antonio as well as a 5A All-State player. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Ryan is an athletic tackle who has recorded over 70 pancake blocks in his career and can get to the next level against defenders.”

Charles Moore DB 5-10 182 Carrollton Turner
Charles Moore is a defensive back that plays receiver as well. He was a two-way starter for R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. Moore was named an all-district honorable mention selection as a junior and was a second team all-district pick as a safety his senior season. He is the son of Rochell Boyd and Charles Moore.

Bubba Morgan OL 6-3 290 Brenham
Bubba Morgan played on a state finalist team during his time at Brenham High School. Brenahm was a state finalist in 2009 and Morgan was a first team all-district selection as a senior. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Bubba is a big, physical lineman who likes to grind and get dirty on every snap.”

Brian Ngwa LB 6-2 210 Mansfield Timberview
Brian was a two-year letterman at Mansfield Timberview and an all-district player. He also received all-academic honors. Coach Henry Cofer said, “Brian has a tremendous love for the game of football and leads by example.” Ngwa plans to study chemistry next fall.

Steven Pipes QB 6-0 185 Odessa Permian
Steven Pipes was a second team all-district quarterback at Odessa Permian. He threw for over 2,400 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior.

Jerome Regal RB 5-10 190 Naaman Forest
Jerome Regal runs a 4.4 40 and recorded 1,446 yards and 18 touchdowns as a running back in 2009 for Naaman Forest. He was a first team all-district selection as a junior and senior and a first team all-area both years as well. Regal was the district’s Most Valuable Player in 2009.

Clarke Renfro WR 5-9 175 North Richland Hills Birdville
Clarke Renfro is a second team all-district selection at wide receiver. He is the grandson of Ray Renfro, the nephew of Mike and Dean Renfro and the son to Mitch Renfro – all of whom played collegiate and professional football. He is the son of Donna Ruiz and Mitch Renfro. Coach Phil Mannie said, “Clarke has good hands along and is good at running routes. He is tough which makes him a good wide receiver.”

Shaquille Ross LB 5-10 185 Huntsville
Shaquille Ross was a second team middle linebacker on the all-district list in 2007 and a second team outside linebacker in 2008. In 2009, Ross was a first team all-district selection at outside linebacker and running back. He has a 4.0 grade point average and runs a 4.6 40. He was named a one-star recruit by Scout.com.

O’Chea Thomas OL/DL 6-0 250 Rowlett
O’Chea earned first team all-district honors as a center and was a second team pick on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive tackle. His play on the field while attending Rowlett High School earned him a one-star rating from Scout.com.

Stacy Whitaker CB 6-2 180 Jacksonville
Stacy Whitaker runs a 4.4 40 and was a first team all-district selection in 2009 at defensive back. Whitaker also runs track at Jacksonville High School.

Mitch Villemez RB 6-1 205 Hardin
Mitch Villemez was a second team all-district selection at linebacker in 2007 and was the district’s Offensive Most Valuable Player at running back in 2008. In 2009, Villemez was a first team all-district running back. He also plays basketball, baseball and track. The one-star recruit by Scout.com was also looked at by Kansas, Kansas State, Rice, TCU and Texas A&M).

Transfers

Brian Ford DL 6-1 260 jr Pearland (Blinn)
Brian Ford transferred to Tarleton from Blinn College. He rotated on a defensive line that led Blinn to the national championship in 2009. He recorded 30 tackles in 2009, including one sack. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Brian should come in and contribute quality snaps to our defense.”

Terrance Henry CB 6-0 185 jr Katy (Blinn)
Terrance Henry transferred to Tarleton from Blinn College. He helped Blinn to the national championship in 2009 and helped lead Katy to a state championship while in high school. Henry recorded 33 tackles and one sack while scoring one touchdown. He also recorded two fumble recoveries and one tackle for loss. Henry is a two star recruit from Rivals.com and was looked at by Colorado State, North Texas, Northern Iowa and Sam Houston State. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Terrance is an aggressive corner who comes up to tackle, has catch-up speed to gamble on short routes and will compete for a starting spot in our secondary.”

Dan Jackson LB 5-11 205 jr Mansfield (TVCC)
Dan Jackson transferred to Tarleton from Trinity Valley Community College. He was an all-conference selection who led his team in tackles. He had 50 total tackles in 2009 and one fumble recovery. Scout.com has Jackson listed as a two star recruit who had interest from Louisianna-Monroe. Coach Henry Cofer said, “Dan is an athletic linebacker who can run from sideline-to-sideline very well.”

Logan Johnson DE/LB 6-1 220 jr Brenham (Blinn)
Logan Johnson was a first team all-conference selection in 2009. He is a one star recruit by Scout.com and interest was listed to be shown by Baylor, Houston and Texas-El Paso. Coach Nick McBroom said, “Logan is explosive off the football and has a high motor and relentless pass rush. He will give solid minutes to a defense that is known for sacks and tackles for loss.”

Herman Marshall DE 6-5 260 jr Baton Rouge, La. (Hinds CC)
Herman Marshall is a defensive end that transferred to Tarleton from Hinds Community College. He is a native of Baton Rouge, La.

Damian Perkins RB/LB 5-11 225 jr Hallsville (Stephen F. Austin)
Damian Perkins transferred to Tarleton from Stephen F. Austin. He was a preseason All-American for the Lumberjacks in 2007. He went to SFA as a running back but made the switch to linebacker. In 2008 as a junior, Perkins carried the ball eight times for 36 yards and score in his only game. He also had one solo and four assisted tackles. As a sophomore he was a second team All-Southland Conference selection after leading the league with 92 tackles, including 34 unassisted stops. He was second in the SLC with 11.5 tackles for loss and nine with three sacks. He was a SLC Defensive Player of the Week and a Division I-AA Weekly All-Star. As a freshman, he played in four games and carried the ball 66 times for 281 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and 70.2 yards per game.

Sam Robinson WR 6-3 225 jr Sebring, Fla. (Pearl River CC)
Sam Robinson transferred to Tarleton from Pearl River Community College. A native of Sebring, Fla., other schools named as potential schools were South Florida, Penn State and Florida State. Robinson was a Mississippi All-Star in the all-star game at the end of the 2009 season.

Cordarell Smith DT 6-2 275 jr Jackson, Miss. (Hinds CC)
Cordarell Smith transferred to Tarleton at the break from Hinds Community College. He is a graduate of Provine High School in Jackson, Miss. Smith played in the Mississippi All-Star Game.

Michael Washington DT 6-3 255 jr Cedar Hill (TVCC)
Michael Washington is a transfer from Trinity Valley Community College where he was a top-rated lineman in the SWJCFC. He is a one star recruit by Scout.com. Coach Henry Cofer said, “Michael is an athletic player who possesses great speed and skill for his size.”

Tuesday, January 5, 1971

Midwestern State 2010 Football Signings

ICHITA FALLS, Texas - Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill announced the signing of 35 prep stars to National Letters of Intent Wednesday on National Signing Day.

"I'm extremely excited about this class," MSU coach Bill Maskill said. "It's the best signing day we've had in quite some time. We addressed many needs and added quality depth primarily on the defensive side of the ball."

The signing class includes eight defensive backs, nine defensive linemen and five linebackers on defense and five offensive linemen, four quarterbacks, two tight ends and a wide receiver on offense.

The Mustangs also added one special teamer.

Midwestern State advanced to the NCAA Division II postseason for the third time in school history and posted a 9-3 record in 2009. It was the Mustangs' 10th-straight winning season.

MIDWESTERN'S 2010 SIGNING CLASS

Prep Signees (34)
Player Pos Ht Weight Hometown/High School
Antoine Anderson DB 6-0 170 DeSoto, Texas/Bishop Dunne HS
Zach Asuad DL 6-3 260 Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch HS
Kentrevious Brantley LB 6-0 205 Carthage, Texas/Carthage HS
Alex Brown OL 6-3 280 Sugar Land, Texas/Travis HS
Tyler Brown OL 6-4 305 Missouri City, Texas/Elkins HS
Neiko Conway DB 5-10 165 Houston, Texas/Lamar HS
Seth Garza K/P 5-10 200 Bowie, Texas/Bowie HS
Demetrich Gilliam LB 5-10 220 Tomball, Texas/Klein Oak HS
Rodney Gilliam DB 6-2 180 Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider HS
Jake Glover QB 6-4 210 Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer HS
Hunter Hale DL 6-2 230 Austin, Texas/Austin HS
Roland Hannah LB 5-10 225 Houston, Texas/Westfield HS
Deterries Jackson DL 6-2 310 Dallas, Texas/Madison HS
Benjamin Johnson OL 6-4 290 Missouri City, Texas/Elkins HS
Vernon Johnson WR 6-0 170 Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer HS
Stanley Kurunwune TE 6-1 225 Austin, Texas/Anderson HS
Isaiah Long DB 6-0 195 San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt HS
Cary Love DB 5-11 175 Missouri City, Texas/Dulles HS
Tre'Kevian McKee DL 6-3 245 Carthage, Texas/Carthage HS
Matt McKenzie DL 6-2 225 Helotes, Texas/O'Connor HS
Malachi Naef LB 6-0 220 Burkburnett, Texas/Burkburnett HS
Donald Napoleon DB 5-10 190 Dallas, Texas/Madison HS
Bennett Ofor DL 6-3 230 Houston, Texas/Clearbrook HS
Kenny Owens DB 6-2 200 Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill HS
LaCorey Pace DL 6-1 265 Houston, Texas/Stratford HS
Aldo Quiroga QB 6-1 190 Carrollton, Texas/Newman-Smith HS
Joe Sanders QB 6-1 185 Rockdale, Texas/Rockdale HS
Anthony Staten DB 5-10 165 Dallas, Texas/Lincoln HS
Shadow Stokes OL 6-3 265 Kilgore, Texas/Kilgore HS
Mark Strange TE/DL 6-5 250 Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider HS
David Tanner LB 6-1 210 Rockwall, Texas/Heath HS
Kole Weldon QB 6-3 210 Jacksboro, Texas/Jacksboro HS
Cameron Williams DL 6-2 205 Paige, Texas/Giddings HS
Case Winkler OL 6-5 290 Burnet, Texas/Burnet HS

Monday, January 4, 1971

Incarnate Word 2010 Football Signings

Brett Bippert FB 6-2 215 Castroville (Medina Valley)

Stanleigh Sullivan WR 5-11 175 Beaumont (Ozen)
Andre Timmes WR 6-3 190 Austin (Hyde Park Baptist)

Devin Judkins TE 6-4 220 Somerset (Somerset)

Manuel Tijerina OL 6-2 290 Flower Mound (Flower Mound; TrinityValleyJC)
Dominique Johnson OL 6-2 265 Mart (Mart)
Chet Dillenbeck OL 6-4 290 Schulenburg (Schulenburg)

Jeremy Jamal Carson DL 6-0 250 Garland (South)
Chase Curry DE 6-2 220 Robstown (Calallen)
Evan Newland DL 6-1 255 Houston (Cy Springs)
Michael Tate DL 5-11 290 Houston (Alief Elsik)

Juan Asencio LB 5-11 210 Pflugerville (Hendrickson)
Matt Bass LB 5-11 225 Alvin (Alvin)
Jordan Spice LB 5-9 210 Converse (Judson)

Devin Haywood DB 5-10 170 San Antonio (Roosevelt)
Glenn Hill S 6-1 185 San Antonio (Churchill)
Evan Morris DB 5-10 165 Dallas (Bishop Lynch)

Sunday, January 3, 1971

Texas A&M-Kingsville 2010 Football Signings

2010 high school signees
Josh Schneider - QB - LaGrange HS
Eric Mathews - QB/Ath - Brookshire HS
Charles Coleman - RB - Corpus Christi Carroll HS
Tre Johnson - RB - San Antonio Southwest HS
Kamen Ruelas - RB - Victoria St Joseph HS
Josh Washington - RB/Ath - Del Rio HS
Layton Dworaczyk - RB/DB - Blanco HS
Matt Seay - WR - Austin McCallum
Manny Menchaca - WR - Edinburg HS
Payne Neessen - OL - Tuloso Midway HS
Rambo McAfee - DT - Austin McCallum
Henry Greathouse - DT - Blanco HS
Mike Yarbrough - DE - Manvel HS
James Lambert - DE - Alvin HS
Devon Rhodes - DL - Langham Creek HS
Cody Brooks - DB - Del Rio HS
Forest Jones - DB - Manvel HS
Jeff Phillips - DB - Pearland HS

Others
Joseph Maldonado - RB - Hebronnville HS (Fr. 2009 graduate)
Keenan Woods - OL - Tyler JC (Jr. transfer)
Zane Brown - DT - Henderson State (So. transfer)
Marquis Singleton - DE - Texas Southern (So. transfer)
Johnny Tivao - DT - Cerritos College (Jr. transfer)
Darnell Hicks - DL - Victor Valley CC (Jr. transfer)
Junior Tivao - LB - Cerritos College (Jr. transfer)
Tressor Baptise - LB - Hofstra (Sr. transfer)
Roman Pula - LB - Pasadena College (Jr. transfer)
Arron Fisher - CB - College of Canyons (Jr. transfer)
Stanley Washington - S - ASA Institute (Jr. transfer)
Quincy Williama - DB - Emporia State (Jr. transfer)

From Shane Meling (TAMK SID)
Here are our signees so far...

Javelina Spring 2010 High School Signees

Cody Brooks - a 6-1, 180-pound corner back from Del Rio, TX. He was named the District 29-5A Defensive Back of the Year in 2008 and 2009 at Del Rio HS. He was a two-time first team All-District 29-5A corner back and second team wide receiver. He was the Preseason District 29-5A Defensive MVP heading into his senior year. He led his team to Bi-District and Area championships in 2009. He is the son of Teenya Brooks and is related to former Javelina football great Sid Blanks. He plans to study History.

Charles Coleman - a 5-9, 170-pound running back from Corpus Christi, TX. He gained 2,300 yards rushing and scored 22 touchdowns for Carroll HS as a senior en route to earning first team All-South Texas and second team All-State 5A honors. He also was named first team All-District 27-5A. He led Carroll to the second round of the playoffs. He is the son of Charles and Wynell Coleman and is undecided on his field of study.

Layton Dworaczyk - a 5-10, 190-pound running back/safety from Blanco, TX. He earned second team All-State 2A honors at running back for Blanco HS as a senior. He ran for a school record 2,587 yards and 47 touchdowns on the season. He was the District 27-2A MVP. He was named the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week after gaining 317 yards on 39 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 33-26 win over Luling. As a junior he earned second team All-State 2A honors and was named the District 27-2A offensive MVP after gaining 1,518 yards and scoring 21 touchdowns. During his sophomore year, he earned first team all-district honors. He led BHS to a Bi-District championship, Area championship, State quarterfinal appearance and State semifinal appearance in his four years. He is the son of Wayne Dworaczyk and Bonnie Palmer and plans to study Sports Marketing.

Henry Greathouse - a 6-1, 275-pound defensive tackle from Blanco, TX. He earned first team All-District 27-2A honors as a defensive tackle and punter as a senior at Blanco HS. As a junior he recorded 12 sacks and was named the District 27-2A Defensive MVP, first team All-Area and third team All-State 2A. He led BHS to a Bi-District championship, Area championship, State quarterfinal appearance and State semifinal appearance in his four years. He was on the AB honor roll. He is the son of Bennie and Becky Greathouse and plans to study Kinesiology.

Tre Johnson - a 5-10, 200-pound running back from San Antonio, TX. He earned All-District 29-5A Offensive MVP first team All-Area honors as a senior at Southwest HS. He rushed for over 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior. He rushed for over 3,100 yards in his career. He earned second team all-district honors as a junior and honorable mention all-district honors as a sophomore. He led Southwest to three playoff berths in his career. He plans to study Kinesiology.

Forrest Jones - a 6-1, 180-pound cornerback from Alvin, TX. He earned second team All-District 24-4A honors at Manvel HS as a senior.

James Lambert - a 6-2, 215-pound defensive end from Alvin, TX. He earned first team all-district honors as a senior at Alvin HS. He also lined up at offensive tackle, fullback and tight end in his career. He was a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Chrysalis Youth Christian Program. He has been enrolled in AP classes. He is the son of Bruce and Brenda Lambert and plans to study Agricultural Science.

Eric Matthews - a 6-1, 175-pound quarterback/athlete from Brookshire, TX. He earned first team All-District 26-3A honors at quarterback for Brookshire-Royal HS in 2009.

Ralmon "Rambo" McAfee - a 6-5, 286-pound defensive lineman from Austin, TX. He earned honorable mention All-District 26-4A honors at McCallum HS. He helped lead his team to the District 26-4A, Bi-District and Area championships. He is the son of Lisa Houston and is undecided on his field of study.

Manny Menchaca - a 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Edinburg, TX. He earned second team All-District 31-5A and honorable mention All-Valley honors at wide receiver at Edinburg HS as a senior. He helped lead the team to a Bi-District championship. As a junior he earned second team all-district honors. As a sophomore, he earned second team all-district honors as a safety at Edcouch-Elsa HS and was part of a District and Bi-District championship team. He is the son of Joe Menchaca and Pamela McDaniel and plans to study Physical Therapy with a minor in Health. HIs father and uncles, Paschall and John Davis, all played football for the Javelinas.

Payne Neessen - a 6-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Corpus Christi, TX. He earned first team All-District 31-4A and third team All-South Texas honors at Tuloso-Midway HS as a senior. He earned honorable mention all-district honors as a junior. He was a two-time Academic All-District 31-4A selection. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of Phil and Gayle Neessen and plans to study Ag-Business.

Jeff Phillips - a 5-10, 185-pound defensive back from Pearland, TX. He was a two-year starter for Pearland HS and earned honorable mention All-District 22-5A honors. He helped lead Pearland to the 2008 State 5A Quarterfinals and another playoff appearance in 2009. He is the son of Jeff and Donna Phillips. His father played football for the Javelinas.

Devon Rhodes - a defensive lineman from Langham Creek, TX. He earned honorable mention All-District 15-5A honors as a senior for Langham Creek HS.

Kamen Ruelas - a 5-11, 190-pound running back from Victoria, TX. He earned second team All-Victoria Advocate and first team TAPPS Division II All-District 3 honors at St. Joseph HS as a senior. He earned TAPPS Division II All-State honors after rushing for 1,353 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Josh Schneider - a 6-1, 205-pound quarterback from La Grange, TX. He was Dave Campbell's Texas Football 2009 Breakout Player of the Year in 3A. He set a school record with 3,907 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior at La Grange HS. He passed for 1,524 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. He was a two-time unanimous first team All-District 25-3A. He was named the Ford Tough Player of the Week in 2008 after compiling 460 total yards of offense and scoring four touchdowns in a win over Sealy. He led LGHS to the State Semi-Finals and a 12-3 record as a senior. He was on the honor roll. He is the son of Steve and Alicia Schneider and plans to study Kinesiology with a minor in History.

Matt Seay - a 6-5, 200-pound wide receiver from Austin, TX. He earned first team All-District 26-4A honors at McCallum HS as a tight end and punter. He also was named second team All-Centex at tight end. He helped lead McCallum to an undefeated District 26-4A championship. The team was Bi-District and Area champions as well. He had 24 catches for 340 yards and seven touchdowns his senior year. He is the son of Tym and Karen Seay and plans to study Wildlife Biology.

Josh Washington - a 6-2, 200-pound running back/linebacker from Del Rio, TX. He earned first team All-District 29-5A honors as a linebacker and second team all-district honors as a running back at Del Rio HS during his senior year. As a junior, he earned first team all-district honors at both positions. He earned honorable mention all-district honors at linebacker as a sophomore. He led Del Rio HS to their first ever playoff appearance in 2008 and led the team to two playoff victories in 2009. He is the son of Patrice Foster and plans to study Business.

Mike Yarbrough - a 6-0, 190-pound defensive end from Rosharon, TX. He earned first team All-District 24-4A honors as a senior at Manvel HS. He is the son of Felicita Curiel and plans to study Kinesiology.

Javelina Spring 2010 Transfers

Tressor Baptiste – a 6-0, 238-pound linebacker from Staten Island, NY. He played in 11 games at Hofstra in 2009 where he had 13 tackles including three for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles. Hofstra dropped their football program following the season. He attended Lackawanna JC in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for two years where he was an All-Northeast Football Conference second team selection at linebacker. He was selected the Falcons' Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2008. He finished second on the team in tackles with 41 solo stops and four assisted tackles. He tallied nine tackles for losses of 33 yards, three sacks for 19 yards and added six pass deflections. He was a four-year member of the football and track teams at Curtis HS. He was named to the All-New York City All-Star team after recording 98 tackles, three forced fumbles, one interception and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2005. He led the PSAL in sacks. He was also named to the Staten Island Advance All-Star Team. He is the son of Donald and Leseil Baptiste and is studying Mass Media with a minor in History.

Zane Brown – a 6-0, 300-pound defensive tackle from Houston, TX. He played one year at Harding University. He earned first team All-District and first team Fort Bend Herald All-Area honors. He played in the Space City Classic All-Star Game and the Bayou Bowl All-Star Game. He had 60 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior. He was a member of the AB Honor Roll and was an AP student. He is the son of Felton and Amy Brown and is studying Kinesiology/Exercise Science.

Arron Fisher – a 5-7, 165-pound defensive back from Orlando, FL. He was a first team All-Northern conference cornerback at College of the Canyons where he was a teammate of current Javelina running back Fred Winborn. He started in the Junior College All-American game. He had 37 tackles, 14 pass break ups and two interceptions as a sophomore. He played in the Central Florida all-star game after starring at West Orange HS. He is the son of Pamela Watson and is studying Criminology with a minor in Sociology.

Darnell Hicks – a 6-1, 270-pound defensive lineman from Detroit, MI. He earned All-League and second team All-State honors at Victor Valley Community College. He recorded 44 tackles, including seven for loss and one sack. He also forced a fumble and recovered four fumbles. He earned All-City and All-State honors at John Pershing HS while leading the team to a playoff appearance. He is the son of Jerome and Sherrie Hicks and is studying Industrial Technology.

Joseph Maldonado – a 5-7, 160-pound running back from Hebbronville, TX. He is generally considered one of the best players ever to come out of Hebbronville. He rushed for 2,116 yards as a senior averaging 13.3 yards per carry and scoring 21 touchdowns. He had 4,526 yards rushing in his career while averaging 10.1 yards per carry with 47 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 527 yards and 10 scores in his three-year career. He earned first team All-District 32-2A as a sophomore. As a junior he was District 32-2A MVP, first team All-Bay Area, first team All-South Texas, honorable mention All-State 2A, Caller.com Player of the Week and Built Ford Tough Player of the Week #5. As a senior he was District 32-2A MVP, first team All-Bay Area, first team All-South Texas, first team All-State 2A, Caller Times Player of the Week #3 and KIII TV Player of the Week #3 and #4. He led HHS to three district championships and set the school record for most rushing yards and touchdowns in a season. He was a two year member of the honor roll. He is the son of Larry and Alma Maldonado and is studying Criminology.

Roman Pula – a 6-0, 240-pound linebacker from Tacoma, WA. He was a two-time all-conference performer at Pasadena City College. As a sophomore he was second on the team with 72 tackles. He added 12.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. As a freshman, he was third on the team with 75 tackles that included 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He was also the team’s goal line running back with 11 touchdowns on 36 carries. He scored another touchdown on a fumble return. At Lincoln HS, he rushed for 5,300 yards in his career. He was a two-time league MVP and the 2005 Tacoma News Tribune Area Player of the Year. He was a two-time All-State running back. He ran for 1,682 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior and 1,680 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. He is the son of Moana Pula and is studying Buiness with a minor in Communications.

Marquis Singleton – a 6-6, 250-pound defensive end from Decatur, IL. He played at Texas Southern under head coach Johnnie Cole. He was a three-time All-Conference and All-Area selection at Harmony Community HS. He earned first team honors in 2006 when he was also an honorable mention All-State selection. He led the team to three state playoff appearances. He is the son of Carolyn Allston and is studying Pre-Physical Therapy.

Johnny Tivao – a 6-0, 340-pound defensive tackle from Compton, CA. He helped Cerritos College to a 7-4 overall record and a berth in the Golden Empire Bowl in 2008. He was named first-team All-California Region III and first-team All-National Division Central Conference following his sophomore season. He was credited with 47 tackles, including 10 for loss, in 11 games in 2008. As a freshman at Cerritos, he earned first-team All-Mission Conference National Division honors. He notched 38 tackles and five for loss as a freshman. He was rated as the No. 96 JC player in the country by rivals.com. He was a three-time first-team All-San Gabriel Valley League defensive lineman at Paramount High, where he was also a two-time first-team all-league offensive lineman. He was named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a junior. He had 80 tackles and seven sacks as a senior, 69 tackles and eight sacks as a junior, 84 tackles and nine sacks as a sophomore and 71 tackles as a freshman, when he was voted his team's MVP. He was originally a University of Washington signee. He is the son of Timali and Corina Tivao and is studying Kinesiology with a minor in Communications. He is the brother of Junior Tivao.

Junior Tivao – a 6-0, 250-pound linebacker from Paramount, CA. He played two season at Cerritos College. As a sophomore he carried the ball 20 times and scores 11 touchdowns as the goal line back. On defense, he had 49 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss. As a freshman he had 46 tackles, four tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. He also added one interception, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery. He scored five touchdowns on offense. He played at Paramount HS. As a senior, he was a first team All-Los Angeles Times, first team All-CIF, first team All-Region and first team All-San Gabriel Valley League selection. He was a second team Press Telegram Dream Team selection and voted the team’s Most Valuable Player. He finished the year with 90 tackles on defense, while he completed 20-of-38 passes for 480 yards and rushed for 10 touchdowns. As a junior, he was a second team Press Telegram Dream Team pick, while earning All-CIF and all-league honors. He had 106 tackles and accounted for 28 touchdowns on the year. He missed his sophomore year but was the team’s MVP as a freshman when he had 98 tackles, to go along with three interceptions and rushed for 600 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. He is the son of Timali and Corina Tivao and is studying Social Work with a minor in Sociology. He is the brother of Johnny Tivao.

Stanley Washington – a 5-10, 180-pound safety from Brooklyn, NY. He played two seasons at the ASA Institute in New York City. He led the team in tackles as a sophomore. As a senior at Long Island City HS he earned All-City honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. He ranked fifth in the PSAL in tackles. He was a member of a Queens Conference championship team. He is the son of Cheryl Richardson and is studying Kinesiology.

Quincy Williams – a 6-0, 180-pound defensive back from Dallas, TX. He played two years at Emporia State and was a starter as a true freshman. He was an all-district corner back and the district Defensive Back of the Year at Newman Smith HS. He is the son of Annette Williams and is undecided on his major.

Keenan Woods - a 6-2, 300-pound offensive lineman from Houston, TX. He played two years at Tyler Junior College. He earned first team all-conference and second team TAPPS 3A All-State honors as a senior at Northland Christian HS. He led his team to State Semifinals. He graduated with honors. He is the son of Larry and Monica Woods and is studying Business Management with a minor in Sports Marketing.

Saturday, January 2, 1971

Abilene Christian 2010 Football Signings

Here's the first group of signings and junior college transfers announced Wednesday morning by ACU head football coach Chris Thomsen.

The rest of the class will be released later this afternoon.

HIGH SCHOOL SIGNEES
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School


Tee Bracy WR 5-10 190 Fort Bend / Hightower HS
Chris Rhoten WR 5-11 190 Canyon / Canyon HS
Ashton Williams TE 6-4 240 Plano / Plano Senior HS
Rafael Gallo OL 6-2 285 Katy / Mayde Creek HS
Logan Hoppenrath OL 6-4 290 Boswell / Boswell HS
Nathan Chance OL 6-4 250 Grandview / Grandview HS
Paul Ellis DL 6-1 255 Dallas / Skyline HS
Kevin Coldeway DE 6-4 215 Monahans / Monahans HS
Brandon Dornak DE 6-4 250 Conroe / Oakridge HS
T.R. Varnado DT 6-0 290 Stephenville / Stephenville HS
Stephen Joiner DE 6-3 220 Midland / Lee HS
Ezra Robertson DT 6-0 270 Forney / Forney HS
Nick Richardson LB 6-2 205 Waco / Waco HS
Brandon Bowles LB 5-11 240 Dallas / Skyline HS
Alex Perotti LB 6-4 205 San Antonio / Texas Military Institute
Angel Lopez DB 5-10 190 San Antonio / MacArthur HS
Sheldon Catley DB 5-11 190 Austin / Bowie HS
Zack Agnew Ath. 6-3 205 Vernon / Northside HS

JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / Previous School


Dyland Blount OL 6-2 285 Houston / Kilgore College
Josh Morgan RB 5-10 225 Encino, Calif. / Pasadena City C.C.

Friday, January 1, 1971

Angelo State 2010 Football Signings

As of 2:00 PM

Blake Smith - RB, 6'0", 225, Burleson (Burleson HS)
Austin Otto - RB, 6'1", 220, Denton (Guyer HS)

Ben Garcia - WR, 5'9", 165, McAllen (Memorial HS)
Xavier Traylor - WR, Desoto (Desoto HS)
James Hurd - WR, Boerne Champion HS

Anthony Jenkins - TE, 6'3", 200, Killeen (Killeen HS

Colton Barnes - OL, 6'0", 290, Bryan (Bryan HS)
Colby Houston - OL, 6'2", 335, Red Oak (Red Oak HS)
Paul Ives - OL, 6'2", 275, Garland (North Garland HS)
Anthony Landry - OL, 6'3", 295, Houston (Bellaire HS)
Jerrell Walters - OL, 6'2", 285, Spring (Spring HS)
Steven Jackson - OL, 6'3", 295, The Colony (The Colony HS)

Colt Drennan - DE, 6'5", 215, Boerne (Champion HS)
Daniel Scott - DE, 6'3", 240, Decatur (Bridgeport HS)
Preston Wimberly - DE, 6'2", 250, Richardson (Berkner HS)
Joshua Mullins - DL, 6'2", 250, Austin (Crockett HS)

Eric Hunsaker - LB, Schertz (Clemens HS)
Quinton Crow - LB, 5'11", 225, Austin (Lake Travis HS)
Rush Seaver - LB, 6'1", 210, Lampasas (Lampasas HS)
Trevor Owens - LB, 6'0", 200, Monahans (Monahans HS)
Stuart Redding - LB, 5'11", 220, Keller (Central HS)

Jarred Ross - DB, 5'8", 150, Corinth (Lake Dallas HS)
Ryan Clapsaddle - DB, 5'11", 170, The Woodlands (The Woodlands HS)
Lawrence Syon - DB, 6'0", 160, Houston (Bellaire HS)
Dakota Abernathy - DB, 6'2", 210, Weatherford (Weatherford HS)
Paul Mason - DB, 5'8", 155, Wichita Falls (Rider HS)
Alex James - DB, 6'0", 185, Deer Park (Deer Park HS)

Dominique McCoy - ATH, 5'11", 195, Houston (South Houston HS)
B.J. Davis - ATH, 6'6", 200, Sudan (Sudan HS)
Mackenzie Hirt - ATH, 5'10", 175, Brady (Brady HS)


Below are bios of ASU's high school signees.


Dakota Abernathy
Fr., DB, 6'2", 210, Weatherford (Weatherford HS)
High School: Earned first team all-district honors and was named first team all-county as a senior at Weatherford High School...Played for head coach Kenny Wheaton...Three-year starter at wide receiver and safety...Team captain...Also rank track for the Kangaroos, running the 100- and 200-meter dashes and as part of the 4x100-meter relay squad...Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1992...Son of Mark and Lisa Abernathy.

Colton Barnes
Fr., OL, 6'0", 290, Bryan (Bryan HS)
High School: Earned first team all-district as a senior at Bryan High School...Personal: Born May 7, 1992...Son of Kirk and Beth Barnes.

Ryan Clapsaddle
Fr., DB, 5'11", 170, The Woodlands (The Woodlands HS)
High School: Two-time first team all-district at The Woodlands High School...Two-time all-county for the Highlanders...Team captain...Two-year starter at cornerback...Played for head coach Mark Schmid...Led Highlands to district title in 2009 and bi-district title in 2008...Also ran track...Personal: Born Aug. 14, 1991...Son of Lane and Vicki Clapsaddle.

Quinton Crow
Fr., LB, 5'11", 225, Austin (Lake Travis HS)
High School: Two-time all-state pick at Lake Travis High School...Led the Cavaliers to back-to-back state titles...Named District Defensive MVP as a senior...Named All-Centex linebacker...Listed on Dave Campbell's Top 300 in the preseason...Personal: Born July 2, 1992...Son of Troy and Robin Crow.

B.J. Davis
Fr., ATH, 6'6", 200, Sudan (Sudan HS)
High School: Named District Defensive MVP as a senior at Sudan High School...Honored as All-South Plains at linebacker...Team captain...Four-year starter on both sides of the ball, also playing tight end and defensive end during his career...Played for head coach Chris Fambro...Led Hornets to district runner up finish...Also played basketball and ran track at SHS...Three-year starter at center in basketball...Personal: Born Dec. 1, 1991...Son of Bryan and Karen Davis...Uncle, Brent Davis, played football at ASU...Anticipated major is pre-medicine.

Colt Drennan
Fr., DE, 6'5", 215, Boerne (Champion HS)
High School: Two-time all-district selection at Boerne Champion High School...Named District Defensive MVP as a senior...Tabbed academic all-district...Played for head coach Danny Threadgill...Also ran track and participated in powerlifting for the Chargers...Personal: Born July 28, 1992...Son of Kevin and Cecilia Drennan.

Ben Garcia
Fr., WR, 5'9", 165, McAllen (Memorial HS)
High School: Two-time all-district honoree while at McAllen Memorial High School...Was a second team all-district selection as a senior...Helped lead the Mustangs to city, district and bi-district titles as a junior...Two-year letter winner and one-year starter at running back/wide receiver...Played for head coach Bill Littleton...Also ran track at MHS, running the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 4x100-meter relays...Three-time regional qualifier in track...Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1992...Son of Roberto Garcia and Dinah Anaya...Brother, Robert, played football at Monmouth (Ill.)...Anticipated major is marketing.

Mackenzie Hirt
Fr., ATH, 5'10", 175, Brady (Brady HS)
High School: Four-sport standout at Brady High School...Named District MVP as a senior for the Bulldogs...Honored as All-West Texas and to the All-West Texas Super Team at quarterback...Named all-region on both sides of the ball, also playing safety...Academic all-state selection...Team captain...Three-time first team all-district pick...Named All-West Texas MVP as a junior...Also named to All-West Texas Super Team in 2008...Helped lead the Bulldogs to the state semifinals as a senior, guiding BHS to a school-record 13-1 finish...Played for head coach Glen Jones...Also played basketball, tennis and ran track at BHS...Two-time first team all-district pick in basketball...Named District MVP as a junior...Regional qualifier in tennis as a junior...Three-year regional qualifier in track...Personal: Born Aug. 22, 1991...Son of Bruce and Kelley Hirt...Cousin, Allyson Seider, is a member of the ASU softball team.

Colby Houston
Fr., OL, 6'2", 335, Red Oak (Red Oak HS)
High School: All-state pick as a senior at Red Oak High School...Two-time all-district pick for the Hawks...Two-time all-area selection...Named Lineman of the Year as a senior...Team captain...Led ROHS to a district title...Played for head coach Mike Shields...Also participated in powerlifting...Personal: Born Dec. 16, 1991...Son of Rodney and Sarah Houston.

Eric Hunsaker
Fr., LB, 6'0", 220, Schertz (Clemens HS)
High School: Two-time all-district pick at Clemens High School...Named all-region at punter as a senior...Tabbed academic all-state for the Buffaloes...Named Fox News Scholar Award of the Year...Team captain...Played for head coach Greg Ferrara...Also played soccer at CHS, starting four years at goalkeeper...Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1991...Son of Keith and Erin Hunsaker...Anticipated major is pre-medicine.

James Hurd
Fr., WR, 6'2", 195, Boerne (Champion HS)
High School: Two-time all-district pick at Boerne Champion High School...Named honorable mention academic all-district as a junior...Two-year starter...Played for head coach Danny Threadgill...Also played baseball and ran track for the Chargers...Two-year starter in centerfield for CHS...Personal: Born Dec. 11, 1991...Son of Greg and Janine Hurd.

Paul Ives
Fr., OL, 6'2", 275, Garland (North Garland HS)
High School: Three-year starting center at North Garland High School...Two-time all-district pick for the Raiders...Named second team All-DFW as a senior...Helped lead NGHS to the bi-district finals as a senior...Two-year team captain...Played for head coach David Farris...Also played basketball and participated in track and field at NGHS...Regional qualifier in the shot put for the Raiders...Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1991...Son of Doyle Davis and Tamera Richer...Anticipated major is accounting/mathematics.

Steven Jackson
Fr., OL, 6'3", 295, The Colony (The Colony HS)
High School: Two-year letter winner and one-year starter on the offensive line at The Colony High School...Played for head coach Rudy Rangel...Personal: Born July 12, 1992...Son of Steven, Sr., and Robin Jackson...Anticipated major is education.

Alex James
Fr., DB, 6'0", 185, Deer Park (Deer Park HS)
High School: Two-time all-district selection at Deer Park High School...Earned first team all-district as a senior...Played for head coach Chris Massey...Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1991...Son of Russell and Shereen James.

Anthony Jenkins
Fr., TE, 6'3", 200, Killeen (Killeen HS)
High School: Named first team all-district at tight end at Killeen High School...Played just one season at KHS after transferring as a senior from New Jersey...Played for head coach Sam Jones...Personal: Born May 8, 1992...Son of Charles Jenkins.

Anthony Landry
Fr., OL, 6'3", 295, Houston (Bellaire HS)
High School: Earned second team all-district honors as a senior...Team captain...Earned Cardinal Pride Award as a senior...Two-year starter on the offensive line...Played for head coach Trey Hermann...Also competed in powerlifting at BHS...Personal: Born Aug. 31, 1992...Son of Eula Landry...Anticipated major is computer science.

Paul Mason
Fr., DB, 5'8", 155, Wichita Falls (Rider HS)
High School: Two-time all-district honoree at Wichita Falls Rider High School...Led Raiders to back-to-back district and bi-district titles...Team captain...Named to the All-Red River 22 as a senior...Three-year starter at both wide receiver and defensive back...Played for head coach Scott Ponder...Also played basketball and ran track at RHS...Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1991...Son of Paul Mason, Sr., and Cynthia Hogan.

Dominique McCoy
Fr., ATH, 5'11", 195, Houston (South Houston HS)
High School: Named District Offensive MVP as a senior at South Houston High School...Tabbed second team all-district at running back as a junior...Two-year starter at quarterback and safety...Played for head coach C.L. Whittington...Also played basketball for the Trojans...Personal: Born Jan. 26, 1992...Son of Reginald McCoy and Trinette Myles...Anticipated major is management.

Joshua Mullins
Fr., DL, 6'2", 250, Austin (Crockett HS)
High School: Three-time All-Centex performer at Austin Crockett High School...Twice named first team all-district for the Cougars...Earned academic all-district honors as a junior and senior...Led CHS to district title in 2009...Played for head coach John Waugh...Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1991...Son of Jesse Mullins and Laura Mullins-Mercer.

Austin Otto
Fr., RB, 6'1", 220, Denton (Guyer HS)
High School: Named all-district as a senior at Denton Guyer High School...Named Team MVP as a senior...Helped guide the Wildcats to back-to-back state semifinal appearances. Played for head coach John Walsh...Also played baseball at GHS...Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1991...Son of David and Carol Otto...Anticipated major is mathematics/education.

Trevor Owens
Fr., LB, 6'0", 200, Monahans (Monahans HS)
High School: Earned first team all-state honors at defensive end as a senior at Monahans High School...Two-time all-district selection for the Lobos...Named District Defensive MVP as a junior...Team captain...Played for his father Mickey Owens...Led MHS to back-to-back district titles and an area championship as a junior...Also played basketball and ran track for the Lobos...Personal: Born Apr. 2, 1992...Son of Mickey and Laure Owens...Anticipated major is education.

Stuart Redding
Fr., LB, 5'11", 220, Keller (Central HS)
High School: Earned second team all-district honors as a senior at Keller Central High School...Played for head coach Brad Helsley...Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1992...Son of Susan King.

Jarred Ross
Fr., DB, 5'8", 150, Corinth (Lake Dallas HS)
High School: Named first team all-district at safety as a senior at Lake Dallas High School...Played for head coach Michael Young...Also played basketball for the Warriors...Personal: Born May 15, 1992...Son of Gerry Ross and Tonya Branch.

Daniel Scott
Fr., DE, 6'3", 240, Decatur (Bridgeport HS)
High School: Named all-state as a senior at BHS...Was honored as District Defensive in 2009...Team captain...Three-year starter on the defensive line for the Bulls...Played for head coach Danny Henson...Also played basketball at BHS, starting three years at forward...Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1991...Son of Dennis and Rosalinda Scott.

Rush Seaver
Fr., LB, 6'1", 210, Lampasas (Lampasas HS)
High School: Named all-state at linebacker as a senior at Lampasas High School...Two-time first team all-district pick...Named all-area and All-Centex as a senior...Also honored as academic all-district in 2009...Earned Battlin' Badger Award for leadership as a junior...Played for head coach Joey McQueen...Also played baseball and participated in powerlifting at LHS...Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1991...Son of Rodney and Carrie Seaver...Anticipated major is engineering.

Blake Smith
Fr., RB, 6'0", 225, Burleson (Burleson HS)
High School: Named second team all-state as a senior at Burleson High School...Two-time first team all-district pick...Named District Offensive MVP as a senior...Twice named all-county, earning Offensive MVP honors in 2009...Set BHS single-season rushing and scoring record...Finished career as Elks' all-time leading rusher with 3,196 yards...Team captain...Played for head coach Mel Maxfield...Led BHS to bi-district title as a junior...Also played golf for the Elks...Personal: Born Nov. 6, 1991...Son of Kyle and Lauri Smith.

Lawrence Syon
Fr., DB, 6'0", 160, Houston (Bellaire HS)
High School: Named first team all-district and Defensive MVP as a senior...Team captain...Played for head coach Trey Hermann...Three-year starter at defensive back...Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1991...Son of Marcus Robinson and Iris Syon...Anticipated major is pre-medicine.

Xavier Traylor
Fr., WR, 5'10", 170, Glenn Heights (DeSoto HS)
High School: Earned academic all-state honors as a senior at DeSoto High School...Named honorable mention all-district in 2009...Played for head coach Claude Mathis...Led Eagles to district title as a senior...Also ran track at DHS...Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1992...Son of Jiouania Evering...Anticipated major is business.

Jerrell Walters
Fr., OL, 6'2", 285, Spring (Spring HS)
High School: Played for head coach Sonny Karas at Spring High School...Personal: Born Sept. 6, 1991...Son of Levell and LaShon Robinson.

Preston Wimberly
Fr., DE, 6'2", 250, Richardson (Berkner HS)
High School: Two-time all-district selection at Berkner High School...Earned first team all-district honors as a junior...Named BHS Newcomer of the Year in 2007...Three-year starter at defensive end for the Rams...Played for head coach Jim Ledford...Personal: Born May 8, 1992...Son of Lana Wimberly.

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