Sunday, January 14, 1990
QB Eric Massoni Cedar Park Leander
QB Thomas Specia San Antonio Reagan; C. of DuPage
RB Trent Rios Smithson Valley
WR Bart Fredrick Brenham
WR Ryan Perez San Antonio Churchill
WR Robert Williams Floresville
TE Steve Wallace San Antonio Reagan; Kilgore JC
OL Jayson Hierholzer Karnes City
OL Michael Palacios PSJA Memorial
OL Jake Roby Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson
OL Kenneth Warmke New Braunfels Canyon
OC Patrick Martinez San Antonio Reagan
DT Jeremy Fields Sweeny
DT Ty Warnasch Stockdale
DE Alan Ford Calallen
DE Chad Miles San Antonio Stevens
LB Tyler Fields San Antonio Southwest
LB Dakota Mawyer Smithson Valley
LB Chris Vargas San Antonio Warren
CB Dominic Hamilton Smithson Valley
CB James Perez Fredericksburg
CB Matt Sanders Pearland
S Trey Mumme D'Hanis
S Chaz Pavliska Floresville
S Aaron Willis San Antonio Churchill
K Austin Quinney Converse Judson
Saturday, January 13, 1990
Four-year Transfers (2)
|Player||Pos.||Height||Weight||Hometown (High School)/Previous School|
|Zack Eskridge||QB||6-3||210||Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)/TCU|
|Brandon Washington||OL||6-3||310||Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)/Tulsa|
Junior College Transfers (9)
|Player||Pos.||Height||Weight||Hometown (High School)/Previous School|
|Cody Ball||S||5-9||180||Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)/Kilgore College|
|Sharod Basey||DT||6-2||310||Waco, Texas (University HS)/Navarro College|
|Apollos Daily||DT||6-3||300||(A&M Consolidated HS)/Navarro College|
|Matt Hanson||OT||6-7||300||Linden, Calif./Sacramento City CC|
|Siosaia Moekiola||LB||5-10||225||Trinity Valley CC|
|Brandon Onu||LB||6-3||225||Lewisville, Texas (Hebron HS)/Navarro College|
|Larod Roberson||TE||6-2||260||Blinn College|
|Dillon Sullivan||OG||6-4||300||Fort Bragg, Calif./Santa Rosa JC|
|Chaz Walker||DE||6-2||260||San Antonio, Texas/Navarro College|
2008 MSU Prep Signings (30)
|Player||Pos.||Height||Weight||Hometown (High School)|
|Terrence Adkins||CB||5-10||170||Waco, Texas (Waco HS)|
|Bert Boudreaux||S||6-0||185||Royse City, Texas (Royse City HS)|
|Lester Bush||RB||5-10||210||Galena Park, Texas (Galena Park HS)|
|Tim Carlson||S||5-11||180||Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)|
|Lewis Crawford||WR||5-10||170||Houston, Texas (Jersey Village HS)|
|Ray Daniels||S||6-1||200||Vernon, Texas (Vernon HS)|
|Jared Davis||S||6-2||210||Alief, Texas (Hastings HS)|
|Bradley Dittmar||OT||6-4||260||Fredericksburg, Texas (Fredericksburg HS)|
|Ty Duncan||LB||6-1||200||Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)|
|Matt Ellerbrock||LB||6-1||200||Garland, Texas (North Garland HS)|
|John Fisher||LB||6-0||195||Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)|
|K.K. Francis||DT||6-1||265||Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite HS)|
|Pat Gardner||LB||6-0||190||Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)|
|Garrett Henderson||DE||6-2||245||Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)|
|Chase Hooper||LB||6-2||210||Houston, Texas (Mayde Creek HS)|
|Taylor Jackson||TE||6-2||210||Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS)|
|Deandrick Johnson||ATH||5-10||175||Terrell, Texas (Terrell HS)|
|Brandon Kelsey||QB||6-1||180||Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)|
|Adam Lambert||OT||6-4||245||Boyd, Texas (Boyd HS)|
|DE||6-2||210||Fredericksburg, Texas (Fredericksburg HS)|
|Wesley McCoy||ATH||5-10||175||Terrell, Texas (Terrell HS)|
|Cameron Onic||CB||5-11||170||Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)|
|Steve Pankey||DT||5-10||275||Richardson, Texas (Berkner HS)|
|Nick Peterpaul||C||6-0||284||Conroe, Texas (Oak Ridge HS)|
|Brandon Smith||S||6-1||190||Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge HS)|
|Dalton Smith||OT||6-4||265||Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)|
|Justen Tyler||OG||6-1||270||Sachse, Texas (Sachse HS)|
|Quentin Tuck||RB||6-0||200||Temple, Texas (Temple HS)|
|Travis Veitenheimer||OG||6-5||280||Windthorst, Texas (Windthorst HS)|
|John Wright||WR||6-4||180||Graham, Texas (Graham HS)|
Jean-Luc Motalgh LB Heath HS
Matt Tanner Heath WR HS
Jeremy Hernandez QB/DB Mesquite Horn
Kyler Crenshaw QB 6-2 195 Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
Shayne Johnson QB 6-3 195 Dumas, Texas (Dumas HS)
Tanner Marsh QB 6-3 195 Lewisville, Texas (Hebron HS)
Kevin Smith QB 6-5 215 Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS)
Marcus Jackson RB 5-11 175 Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS)
Devoyea Johnson RB 5-10 170 Lubbock, Texas (Estacato HS)
Joe Joe Jones RB 5-10 185 Abilene, Texas (Cooper HS)
Jamal Mitchell RB 5-9 185 Tyler, Texas (Lee HS)
Quentin Coleman WR 5-9 170 Teague, Texas (Teague HS)
Kendrick Cutsinger WR 6-4 230 Austin, Texas (Westlake HS)
Coleman Gibbs WR 6-0 185 El Paso, Texas (Coronado HS)
Coby Jones WR 6-0 200 Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
Joseph Knighten WR 6-0 185 Odessa, Texas (Permian HS)
T.J. Knowles WR 6-8 208 Las Vegas, Nev. (Coronado HS)
Spenser Lackey WR 6-2 170 Abilene, Texas (Abilene HS)
Anthony Laday WR 6-1 186 Sugar Land, Texas (Hightower HS)
Kortney McDow WR 5-9 175 Abilene, Texas (Abilene HS)
Gage Meyer WR 5-10 178 Lubbock, Texas (Monterey HS)
Tyson Williams WR 6-2 205 Aldine, Texas (Aldine HS)
Mauricio Cheda TE 6-6 210 El Paso, Texas (Coronado, HS)
Arik Franke OL 6-2 300 Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
Hunter Hettich OL 6-5 285 Abilene, Texas (Abilene HS)
Narada Johnson OL 6-3 275 Marlin, Texas (Marlin HS)
Oscar Lopez OL 6-5 255 Irving, Texas (Irving HS)
Aaron Mullane OL 6-5 290 Amarillo, Texas (Tascosa HS)
Quentin Tasby OL 6-3 270 Marlin, Texas (Marlin HS)
Ruben White OL 6-1 285 Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie HS)
Bo Campbell DE 6-3 232 Lubbock, Texas (Coronado HS)
Servell Dandridge DL 6-3 245 DeSoto, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Demetris Daniels DL 6-3 240 Killeen, Texas (Killeen HS)
Terrance Harris DL 6-4 255 Killeen, Texas (Harker Heights HS)
Norman King DE 6-1 243 San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
Hadley Mann DL 6-3 280 Seminole, Texas (Seminole HS
Blake Nusser DE 6-7 245 Canyon, Texas (Canyon HS)
Aaron Wampler DE 6-1 227 Wolfforth, Texas (Frenship HS)
Alejandro Arguello OLB 6-0 265 Austin, Texas (Travis HS)
Michael Bigelow OLB 6-3 192 Waco, Texas (LaVega HS)
Blake Bonner OLB 5-10 190 Canyon, Texas (Randell HS)
Chris Brown OLB 6-1 195 Amarillo, Texas (Palo Duro HS)
Sherrod Dawson LB 6-0 195 Texarkana, Texas (Texas HS)
Kachi Ezirike OLB 5-9 185 Houston, Texas (Hightower HS)
Denarious Marshall LB 6-0 222 Houston, Texas (Aldine HS)
Taylor McCuller OLB 6-2 224 Red Oak, Texas (Red Oak HS)
Jase Morgan OLB 6-0 231 Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo HS)
Chris Shoennagle LB 6-1 209 Houston, Texas (Cy Falls HS)
Michael Williams OLB 6-1 225 San Antonio, Texas (Madison HS)
Javis McQueen CB 5-10 180 Houston, Texas (McArthur HS)
Mark Okoro CB 5-10 175 Austin, Texas (Manor HS)
Treavor Pugh S 6-0 183 Tyler, Texas (Lee HS)
Curtis Slater S 5-9 185 Houston, Texas (Cy Ridge HS)
Friday, January 12, 1990
Morris was a first team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference pick after leading Kilgore to an 8-4 record, a conference title and a trip to the Heart of Texas Bowl. He completed 18 of 26 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns against Gulf Coast Community College in the Heart of Texas Bowl. As a sophomore Morris completed 120 of 212 passes for 1,596 yards and 19 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He completed 10 of 18 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-26 win over Navarro. As a freshman he came off the bench to lead Kilgore to a 19-7 come from behind victory over #11 Ft.Scott in the 2006 Heart of Texas Bowl, leading the Rangers on a pair of fourth quarter touchdown drives. He threw an 11-yard touchdown pass on third and goal to put Kilgore in front for good. At Carroll he was a second team All-District 28-5A and an honorable mention All-State pick as a senior after leading the Tigers to a 9-1 record and a district title. He passed for 2,285 yards and 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He also led the team with nine rushing touchdowns and had355 yards rushing. Some of his best performances included throwing for406 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Victoria Memorial, passing for 202 yards and three scores in a win over Gregory Portland, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another in a win over Miller and throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass with four seconds left to beat Ray. In his only start as a junior, Logan threw for 204 yards. He played for his father, Terry Morris at Carroll High School.
#Nate Poppell, QB, 6-2, 180, Spring (Spring/University of Mary)
Poppell redshirted last football season at Division II University of Mark in North Dakota. He was a second team All-District 16-5A selection as a senior in 2006 after passing for over 1,600 yards. He threw for214 yards and a touchdown against Klein Forest and 183 yards and four touchdowns against Klein Collins. He was also a two-time second team All-District performer in baseball.
*Malcolm Whitmire, QB, 6-0, 225, Refugio
Whitmire was the Co-Offensive MVP of District 31-2A, second team All-South Texas in his first year playing quarterback for the Bobcats. He passed for 2,407 yards, 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a senior. He completed 152 of 225 passes, completing 67 percent of his passes and averaged 10.7 yards per completion. He had five games of 200 yards or more passing including a 12 of 16 performance for 221 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-0 win over Bloomington. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 234 yards with three touchdowns and ran for two more scores against Three Rivers. He completed 16 of 23 for a season-high 291 yards and three scores against Poth. He also ran for 223 yards and 11 touchdowns. Whitmire was a defensive tackle until his senior season. He earned second team All-District honors as a defensive player his junior season. Whitmire was a second team All-District pick as a pitcher and is a starter on the Bobcat basketball team.
*Freddie Harrison, RB, 5-9, 180, Sealy
Harrison was a first team All-District 24-3A pick this year for the Tigers. He helped turn the Tigers from a 2-8 squad his junior year to co-district champions and a playoff team with a 7-4 mark as a senior. He rushed for 613 yards on only 71 carries and scored seven touchdowns.He averaged 8.6 yards per carry this year. He had 13 carries for 69 yards against #1 ranked Giddings in the first round of the playoffs. His best game came against Brookshire Royal when he gained 142 yards on just eight carries and scored two touchdowns. Against Stafford he had 100 yards rushing on just nine carries and a touchdown. As a junior he gained 258 yards and scored eight touchdowns on just 62 carries.
*Mitchell Swan, RB, 6-0, 195, Converse Judson
Swan helped lead the Rockets to the Class 5A Division I finals this season. He led the team in rushing with 1,382 yards and 18 touchdowns and receiving with 321 yards on 14 receptions and four touchdowns. He scored the Rockets only touchdown in the state championship game against Euless Trinity and led the team with 19 carries for 66 yards. Swan had92 yards rushing in the Rockets’ 28-7 semifinal victory over Galena Park North Shore. He had 131 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns in a42-21 playoff victory over San Antonio Reagan. The previous week he had162 yards on just 14 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 34-16 victory over La Joya. During the regular season he had 154 yards on 12 carries including a 72-yard touchdown run against Kerrville Tivy. Against San Antonio Lee he had 136 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. He was a second team All-District 26-5A selection this year.
*Jonathon Woodson, RB, 5-9, 170, Ft. Bend Marshall
Jonathon was a first team All-District 23-5A this season. He had 626 yards rushing on 91 carries and scored 10 touchdowns. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry this season. He had 10 carries for 103 yards including a 74-yard touchdown run and ran a kickoff back 90 yards for a score against Clements. Woodson scored two touchdowns in the first round playoff loss to Brazoswood.
*Sherman Batiste, WR, 5-10, 170, Ft. Bend Marshall
Batiste was a first team All-District 23-5A pick this year. He had
34 catches for 719 yards and 6 touchdowns. He had seven catches for 99 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown grab in a 21-8 win over Hastings, three catches for 104 yards in a 30-16 win over Klein, four catches for
73 yards in the first round playoff loss to Brazoswood and two catches for 134 yards and a touchdown against Clements.
*Paul Fontenot, WR, 6-0, 185, Dayton
Fontenot was a first team All-District 22-4A pick at both wide receiver and cornerback. He helped lead Dayton to an 11-4 record, the school’s first regional title and a spot in the Class 4A Division I semifinals. Fontenot played in a spread-attack offense in high school and finished the year with 31 catches for 350 yards. He had 22 catches for 275 yards as a junior. In his two seasons as a starter he had nine touchdowns and six interceptions, returning one interception for a touchdown. He led the team with three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in the state semifinal contest. The week before he had three catches for 56 yards and a score in a 28-21 win over Waller. His other touchdown came on a 26-yard pass play in a win over Texas City.
*Chandler Hill, WR, 6-2, 185, Spring Branch (Smithson Valley HS)
Hill played two seasons at Smithson Valley and one season at Cornerstone Christian Academy. He caught 21 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns this season. Smithson Valley went 12-2 this season and advanced to the Class 5A Division II quarterfinals. He had a 16-yard touchdown reception in Smithson Valley’s 55-7 win over Harlingen South in the playoffs. He also had a 30-yard grab in the Rangers’ 31-17 win over Converse Judson. He was Smithson Valley’s second leading receiver last year. As a sophomore at Cornerstone Christian he started at both wide receiver and safety. He is the grandson of former Texas Tech All-American and Kansas City Chief All-Pro and Super Bowl champion E.J.Holub. His uncle, Jeff Ireland, is the general manager of the Miami Dolphins.
#De’Andre Wallace, WR, 5-8, 185, Lufkin (Kilgore College)
Wallace had 13 catches for 244 yards at Kilgore College in 2006. He played football and ran track at Lufkin High School. He helped lead Lufkin to the Class 5A Division II semifinals in 2005.
*Reid Nitcholas, TE, 6-1, 225, Round Rock
Reid was a second team All-District 14-5A selection as a senior at Round Rock High School. He caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown as a senior. He was a two-year starter that helped lead Round Rock to the regional finals in back to back seasons. Nitcholas was also an academic All-District selection.
*Sidney Cheatham, OL, 6-3, 300, Portland (Gregory-Portland)
Cheatham was a second team All-State pick and a first team All-District 30-4A pick this year. He helped lead Gregory-Portland to an 8-5 record and a spot in the Class 4A Division I quarterfinals. He was also named to the All-Bay Area, All-South Texas and All-Metro teams.
He played on an offense that averaged 31 points and 340 total yards per game and earned Most Valuable Offensive Lineman honors in 30-4A. He led the Wildcats with 376 good blocks and 27 pancakes. He was a second team All-District pick as a junior.
#Chris Herrera, OL, 6-4, 280, Missouri City (Ft. Bend Marshall/Mississippi State)
Herrera signed with Mississippi State out of high school in 2006, redshirted, but did not play. He played tight end at Fort Bend Marshall until his senior season when he made the move inside to offensive tackle. He was a first team All-District 20-5A selection, helping Marshall average 444.5 yards per game during his senior season. Marshall went 10-1 during his senior season including a 7-0 record in district play.
#Chris Hudgins, OL, 6-3, 300, Van Vleck (Van Vleck/Missouri)
Hudgins signed with the University of Missouri out of high school in 2005. He was a two-way star at tight end and defensive end at Van Vleck High School. He helped lead Van Vleck to a district championship as a senior in 2004 and to the 3rd round of the state playoffs, playing both sides of the ball in every game. Hudgins had 45 pin blocks to go with 23 receptions for 354 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end his senior year. He was a first team All-State pick and was a three-time all-area and all-district 1st-Team pick on both sides of the ball ...Also earned 1st-Team Class 2A All-Houston honors in 2004, and 2nd-Team All-Houston (all classes) recognition. He was a 1st-Team all-district performer in basketball in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He averaged 23 points,15 rebounds and eight blocks per game as a senior. He was the Class 2A state champion in the discus after finishing third as a junior.
#Chris Luckey, OL, 6-1, 190, Houston (Liberty Hill/Cisco JC)
Luckey was a first team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference pick this season at Cisco. He helped the Bulldogs advance to the SWJCFC playoffs and a 7-4 record. He was a first team Class 3A All-State and first team All-District 27-3A pick at Liberty Hill High School.
*Justin McMillian, OL, 6-3, 255, Medina Valley
McMillian was a unanimous, two-time, first team All-District 27-3A pick as an offensive lineman at Medina Valley. He was second team all-district pick as a defensive lineman as a junior. As a junior, Medina Valley posted a 8-4 record and advanced to the Class 3A Division II area finals. As a sophomore he was a second team All-District 28-4A selection.
*Jose Trevino, OL, 6-0, 285, Portland (Gregory-Portland)
Trevino was a first team All-District 30-4A selection this season for the Wildcats. He was also a first team All-Metro, first team All-South Texas and a second team state All-Academic selection. He had 321 good blocks and 12 pancake blocks this season. Trevino was a two-year starter at Gregory-Portland. He helped lead Gregory-Portland to an 8-5 record and a spot in the Class 4A Division I quarterfinals.
*Karl Willie, OL, 6-4, 250, Ben Bolt (Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco)
Karl was a two-time, first team All-District 32-A pick at Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco and was an honorable mention All-State pick. Karl is the younger brother of former Javelina offensive lineman Andre Willie.
*Ryan Deal, TE/DE, 6-2, 225, Refugio High School
Ryan was a two-way starter for Refugio, playing tight end on offense and end on defense. He helped lead the Bobcats to a 13-1 record and the Class 2A Division II quarterfinals. Deal caught four passes for 128 yards and a touchdown including a long reception of 85 yards. He was also the team’s third leading tackler with 48 stops and one quarterback sack. He was a second team All-District 31-2A pick at tight end and defensive end as a senior. As a sophomore he was first team All-District 29-2A pick as a defensive end. He was also a second team All-District pick as a third baseman.
#Bo Jones, 6-0, 285, DL, West Columbia (Columbia/Kilgore JC)
Jones was a starter on a Kilgore team that won the SWJCFC regular season title and advanced to the Heart of Texas Bowl. Jones was a first team All-District 24-3A pick at Columbia High School, leading the Roughnecks to a district title in 2004.
*Sangster Lewis, DT, 6-3, 330, DT, Ft. Bend Austin
Lewis was a first team All-District 23-5A selection this year. He had 55 total tackles as a senior. He was a three year starter and was a member of the All-District academic team.
*Steven Ogebedie, DE, 6-1, 215, Ft. Bend Marshall
Ogebedie was a first team All-District 23-5A pick this season with8.5 sacks, 53 tackles, 12 ½ tackles for loss, 28 quarterback hurries and caused two fumbles in just eight games. He had 45 tackles and six sacks as a junior.
*Matt Roming, DL, 6-3, 210, Bells
Roming was a first team All-District 14-2A and All-Texomaland pick this year at defensive end for Bells High School. Matt had 51 tackles, 9 quarterback sacks in just seven games this season. He was a starter for two and a half seasons, the last two at defensive end. He was also a first team All-District pitcher as a junior and plays on the Bells High School basketball team.
#Dulani Stephens, DL, 6-0, 270, Moore, Okla. (Moore/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
Stephens played two seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma. He had four tackles last year and four tackles as a freshman including one quarterback sack. He was an All-Conference and All-District pick at Moore High School. He also qualified for the Class 6A state track meet in the discus.
Spenser Duncan, DE, 6-4, 220, Buffalo
Duncan (6-4, 220) was the co-Defensive MVP of district 23-3A and was a first team All-District 23-3A selection as a junior. He played on a very successful Buffalo team that was ranked #1 in the state, went 11-1 this season and advanced to the Class 3A Division II area round. As a junior the Buffaloes went 13-1 and played in the Class 3A Division II quarterfinals.
*Wes Moore, LB, 6-1, 215, Keller
Moore was a three-year starter at Keller and a regional qualifier in wrestling.
#Chris Jones, LB, 5-10, 220, San Antonio (Holy Cross)
Chris was a three-time, first team TAPPS All-State and All-District pick at Holy Cross High School in San Antonio. He signed with Midwestern State out of high school in 2006, but did not play there.
*Cody Daniels, DB, 6-0, 185, La Grange
Daniels was a three-time All-District pick at La Grange High School. He earned first team All-District 23-3A honors this year, was a second team All-District 23-3A pick as a junior as he registered four interceptions and was a first team All-District 19-3A pick as a sophomore. As a senior he had 60 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He qualified for the regional track meet in both the 200-meter dash and the 4 x 200-meter relay team. He also ran the anchor leg on La Grange’s 4 x 100-meter relay team. He is a three-year letterwinner on the basketball team and earned honorable mention All-District last season. His great aunt is former Javelina All-American volleyball player and Javelina Hall of Fame member Rose Jones.
*Willie Davis, DB, 6-1, 190, Alvin
Davis was a two-year starter at Alvin High School. This year he had four interceptions, 75 tackles, a quarterback sack and broke up eight passes and blocked a field goal.
*Thad Deiss, FS, 6-0, 175, El Campo
Deiss was a first team All-District 24-4A selection as a senior and a second team pick as a junior. Deiss made 91 tackles, knocked down six passes and picked off one for an interception as a senior. He registered
62 tackles and three interceptions as a junior. He was a two-time All-Wharton County selection.
*Giovanni Greene, S, 6-0, 205, Ft. Bend Marshall
Greene had 43 total tackles, two quarterback sacks, one interception and three tackles for loss as a senior. He was an honorable mention All-District 23-5A pick this year.
*Generra Knight, DB, 6-1, 205, Dallas Hillcrest
Generra was a first team All-District 13-4A pick as a senior and a second team selection as a junior. Hillcrest’s defense allowed only an average of 264 yards and 15.7 points per game this season. He had a 30-yard touchdown run against North Dallas this year and a 62-yard run for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson as a sophomore. He also plays on the Hillcrest basketball team.
*Jonathan McCray, DB, 5-11, 195, Mesquite (West Mesquite)
He was a first team All-District 10-4A selection as a senior, helping West Mesquite to a 10-4 record and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A Division II playoffs. It marked the first time in school history that West Mesquite advanced past the second round of the playoffs. McCray had seven interceptions and 51 tackles as a junior.
He was also the team’s backup quarterback.
*Zack Pate, S, 5-9, 175, Round Rock
A three-year starter, Pate was a first team All-District 14-5A, All-Williamson County, All-Central Texas and district defensive MVP as a senior. He was also an honorable mention All-State pick. Pate had 130 tackles, one interception, broke up 10 passes, blocked a field goal and scored three touchdowns as a senior. He returned seven kicks for 185 yards, caught six passes for 70 yards and ran the ball 69 times for 551 yards. He had 152 tackles, three quarterback sacks, eight forced fumbles and an interception his junior year as the Dragons went 9-4 and advanced to the third round of the Class 5A Division II playoffs. He has been selected to play in the 2008 Lone Star Classic.
Thursday, January 11, 1990
Stephen Payne Quarterback 6-4, 188 Allen, Texas Allen HS (will also play Basketball)
Maurice DuPont, Jr.Running Back 5-11, 225Vallejo, Calif. Solano JC
Ernest Quander Wide Receiver 6-4, 215 Austin, Texas Kilgore JC
Willie Thornton Wide Receiver 5-10, 175 Belle Glade, Florida Univ. Central Florida
Matt McClaren Wide Receiver 6-1, 184 Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS
Malcolm Walker Wide Receiver6-2, 185 Daingerfield, Texas Daingerfield HS
T.J. Nielsen Tight End 6-3, 210 San Antonio, Texas O'Connor HS
Danny Rios Offensive Line 6-1, 290 San Diego, California Grossmont JC
Daniel Stantz Offensive Line 6-4, 305 Antioch, Louisiana Solano CC
Josh Gilbert Offensive Line 6-2, 299 Lindale, TexasLindale HS
Brian Lynch II Defensive Line 6-3, 252 La Canada, Calif. Glendale CC
Ander Magee Defensive Line6-4, 240 Pasadena, Calif. Glendale CC
Austen Brewer Linebacker 6-1, 205 Willis Point HS
A.J. Billings Defensive Back 6-1, 195 Dallas, Texas Kilgore JC
Stephen Payne Quarterback 6-4, 188 Allen, TexasAllen HS
Prior to A&M-Commerce: As a junior, he rushed for 264 yards and ranfor 204 yards…completed 13 of 22 passes in a state semifinal gameagainst eventual state champion Southlake Carroll as a junior…receivedconsideration from multiple BCS programs.
Maurice DuPont, Jr. Running Back 5-11, 225 Vallejo, Calif.Solano JC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Earned all-conference honors as a sophomore onan offense that ranked 12th in the state of California...scored 19touchdowns over his two years at Solano Junior College...a two-yearletterwinner and starter in high school where they made theirfirst-ever playoff appearance and went on to win their first game...asa senior he was an all-league and all-city selection...junior collegeteammate of fellow newcomer Daniel Stantz.
Ernest Quander Wide Receiver 6-4, 215 Austin, Texas Kilgore JC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Will have three years of eligibility atA&M-Commerce...in 2007, he hauled in 34 receptions for 426 yards withthree touchdowns at Kilgore Junior College...earned honorable mentionall-conference honors...a well-rounded athlete in high school, earningthree letters and all-district honors in football, baseball,basketball and in track...set the school single-game record forreceptions.
Willie Thornton Wide Receiver 5-10, 175 Belle Glade, Florida UCF
Prior to A&M-Commerce: As a sophomore, in 2006, he was thefourth-leading receiver for the Golden Knights, hauling in 19receptions for 275 yards and three touchdowns…had a season-high fourcatches against Rice…caught touchdown passes against Villanova, SouthFlorida and Houston…in 2005, he hauled in five receptions for 93 yardsand one touchdown...scored his first collegiate touchdown in theConference USA Championship Game with a 43-yard reception vs. Tulsa.
Matt McClaren Wide Receiver 6-1, 184 Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS
Prior to A&M-Commerce: All-time leading receiver at Friendswood HighSchool with 127 catches on 2,008 yards and scored 21 touchdowns…atwo-time first team all-district and all-county selection…as a senior,he had 50 catches for 721 yards and 11 touchdowns and as a junior, hehad 63 catches for 1,004 yards and 10 touchdowns…as a junior, he washonorable mention all-state while leading the district and greaterHouston area in yards and in receptions…sin addition to being athree-year letterwinner on the football team, he has been a two-yearletterwinner on the baseball team.
Malcolm Walker Wide Receiver 6-2, 185 Daingerfield, Texas Daingerfield HS
Prior to A&M-Commerce: An all-district selection at widereceiver…signed with A&M-Commerce over interest from Sam HoustonState.
T.J. Nielsen Tight End 6-3, 210 San Antonio, Texas O'Connor HS
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Earned first team all-district honors at tightend as a senior at O'Connor High School…was an instrumental part inthe team's 2007 district championship…as a senior, he hauled in 13receptions for 159 yards…as a freshman and as a sophomore, he playedlinebacker…as a sophomore, he recorded 81 tackles (42 solos/39assists), 19 TFL's, 2 fumbles caused, and 5 sacks on the year.
Danny Rios Offensive Line 6-1, 290 San Diego, California Grossmont JC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Served as the starting center on an offensiveline that closed out the 2007 season scoring 66 and 79 points,respectively...blocked for the first team all-Foothill Conferencequarterback and all-purpose leader.
Daniel Stantz Offensive Line 6-4, 305 Antioch, Louisiana Solano CC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: First team all-conference honors as anoffensive lineman and named to the NorCal All-Combine team...father,Mark is the linebackers coach at Solano CC, where he also played withnewcomer Maurice DuPont, Jr....attended Deer Valley High School, wherehe was named all-league and team captain as a senior.
Josh Gilbert Offensive Line 6-2, 299 Lindale, TexasLindale HS
Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-year letterwinner at Lindale HighSchool…earned all-district honors and was named team captain as asenior…also participated in powerlifting, where he advanced to theregional meet as a junior…named to the National Honor Roll all fouryears of high school…holds school lifting record for bench press,squat and power clean.
Brian Lynch II Defensive Line6-3, 252 La Canada, Calif.Glendale CC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: A second team all-Western State Conferenceselection after recording 5 1/2 sacks as a sophomore...a two-yearstarter and letterwinner at Glendale Community College, he playedalongside fellow newcomer Ander Magee and with current Lions, AlonzoMeinfield and Elliot Jones...attended St. Francis High School in LaCanada, where he was a two-year letterwinner in both football and inbasketball...he earned second team all-league honors as a junior andas a senior in football.
Ander MageeDefensive Line6-4, 240Pasadena, Calif.Glendale CC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Attended Glendale Community College, he playedalongside fellow newcomer Brian Lynch and with current Lions, AlonzoMeinfield and Elliot Jones...garnered honorable mention all-WesternState Conference recognition, sharing the team lead with two sacks andtwo quarterback hurries...posted a season-high six tackles and twosacks against Compton Community College.
A.J. Billings Defensive Back6-1, 195 Dallas, TexasKilgore JC
Prior to A&M-Commerce: Joins former Kilgore teammates - A.J. Johnson,Trent Miller, Marcus Smith and Darron Sheppard at A&M-Commerce...in2007, he picked off a pass against Tyler Junior College...member of adefense that picked off 21 passes and allowed only five passingtouchdowns, advanced to the SWJCFC Championship and the Heart of TexasBowl game...attended H. Grady Spruce High School, where he was atwo-year starter and letterwinner in football...earned all-districthonors as a junior and senior as a safety, in addition, he earnedall-district honors as a punt returner as a senior...had twointerceptions in games against Lincoln and North Dallas.
Wednesday, January 10, 1990
QB JP Grasmick Bethany, OK
QB Wyatt Kinnamon Chickasha, OK
RB Quin Collins Brazosport, TX
RB Austin Baker The Colony, TX (Stephen F. Austin)
RB JR Hammond Edmond, OK (Santa Fe HS)
RB Luke Lundy Auburn, NE
WR William Jobe Arlington, TX (Martin HS)
WR Troy Williams Auburn, NE
WR Brandon Dixon Brunswick, GA (Highland CC)
WR Ovie Esalomi Tampa, FL (New Mexico Military)
WR Eric Sykes Waco, TX (La-Vaga HS)
TE Matt Carr Richardson, TX (Berkner HS)
TE Noah Smythe Plano, TX (Canyon Creek Christian)
TE Joseph Sawyer Ogden, UT (Snow JC)
OL Kane Bryen Thomas, OK
OL Josh Cotter OKC, OK (Putnam City North)
OL Austin Feuerborn Mustang, OK
OL Steven Saulsberry Midwest City, OK
DT Lorenzo Martinez Grapevine, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
DT Benny Johnson DeSoto, TX (Cisco JC)
DE Chris Lyon Grapevine, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
DE Jake Sinkula OKC, OK (Bishop-McGuinness)
LB Adam Bailey Brazosport, TX
LB Ethan Davis Grapevine, TX
LB Hayden Steele Arlington, TX (Martin HS)
LB Austin Yeargain Okla. City, OK (Putnam City West)
LB Treston Teague Rancho Cordova, CA (American River)
LB Jeremy Leatherwood Chickasha, OK
DB Eric Harrison Humble, TX (Navarro CC)
DB John Kaye Irving, TX (MacArthur HS)
DB Blake Owen Moore, OK (Westmoore HS)
DB Iziah Perry Irving, TX (MacArthur HS)
DB Carlos Bates Ellenwood, GA (College of Dupage)
DB Jeff Lemon Columbus, GA (College of Dupage)
DB Sam Nwafor Chicago, IL (College of Dupage)
DB Shane Scott Sacramento, CA (American River)
ATH Bruce Hatton Mesquite, TX (Horn HS)
ATH TJ Norman Hobart, OK
ATH Nick Thomas Richardson, TX (Berkner HS)
ATH Josh Edge Natalia, TX (Stephen F. Austin)
K Colton Rainey Lawton, OK (MacArthur HS)
Tuesday, January 9, 1990
Andre Patino QB/Ath 5'11 185 Galveston Ball
Jake Fenske QB 6'4 195 Round Rock McNeil
Eddie Brown RB 5'6 165 Galveston Ball
Kholbye Walker WR 5'9 160 Lubbock Coronado
Danny Swan WR 5'10 160 Galveston Ball
Anthony Fletcher WR 6' 180 Dallas Spruce
Englund Edwards TE 6'4 236 Wylie
Tanner Maher TE 6'3 250 Fullerton College (Montclaire)
Brad Smith OL 6'3 305 Northwest Louisiana (BurlesonHS)
Mike Hernandez OL 6'3 290 Cisco JC (SmithsonValley HS)
Ricky McNatt OL 6' 285 Cisco JC (Snyder HS)
Tyler Wade OL 6'2 260 Paris
Nate Golden OL 6'2 270 Houston (Westfield)
Joshua Graves OL 6'2 295 Ft. Worth Fossil Ridge
Gary Green DL 6'4 265 Mesquite Horn
Jerell Jones DL 6'2 250 Everman
Jason Sigler DE 6'1 230 Cameron Yoe
Marcus Waddell DE 6'1 210 San Antonio Warren
Michael Damron DL 6'3 245 Cedar Park
Steven Welch DL 6'2 265 Copperas Cove
Clayton Byrd DE 6'4 260 College of the Canyons (El Paso,TX)
Levi Kirkland LB 6'2 205 Robinson
Travis McKinney LB 6'1 195 Cibolo Steele
Matt Knicky DB 6' 210 Cedar Park
Stevie Trust DB 5'10 170 Richardson Berkner
McNeal Uwajeh DB 6' 205 New Mexico Military (Dulles HS)
Jordan Walker DB 6' 195 Cisco JC (San Marcos HS)
Kyle Piercefield DS 6'1 190 Cisco JC (Big Spring HS)
Monday, January 8, 1990
D’Marquis Wilson, QB, 6-0, 185, Fayetteville, Ark. (North Texas) (Coffeyville Community College)
Kenny Davis, QB, 6-3, 180, Adair, Okla. (Adair HS)
Austin Axtell, QB, 6-3, 220, Denton, Texas (Denton Ryan HS
Spencer Owens, RB/LB, 6-0, 195, Roland, Okla. (Roland HS)
Ivory Cook, RB, 6-0, 205, Lewisville, Texas, (Lewisville HS)
Hunter Cunningham, RB/WR, 5-10, 170, Lost City, Okla. (Tahlequah Sequoyah HS)
Kenny Cox, RB/S, 5-9, 170, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Northeast Academy)
Troy Seivwright-Adams, WR/CB, 5-10, 170, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (New Mexico Military Institute)
Darrin Allen, WR, 6-2, 180, New Orleans, La. (New Mexico Military Institute) (Louisiana Tech)
Tristan Thomas, WR, 5-11, 195, Fayetteville, Ark. (Rice University)
Mookie Salaam, WR, 5-11, 165, Edmond, Okla. (Edmond North HS)
Kyle Beam, TE, 6-4, 225, Broken Bow, Okla. (Broken Bow HS)
Dustin Blackman, TE/DE, 6-5, 230, Eufaula, Okla. (Eufaula HS)
Ben Beam, OL, 6-2, 335, Garland, Texas (North Garland HS)
Stephen Anderson, OL, 6-3, 275, Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
Stephen Huckaby, OT, 6-4, 235, Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
Cody Simpson, OL, 6-2, 280, Chino Valley, Ariz. (Mesa Community College) (Chino Valley High School)
Brandon Love, OG/DT, 6-2, 285, Midwest City, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
Jadon Turner, RT/DT, 6-4, 280, Sallisaw, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
Derek Wrestler, OL, 6-2, 280, Humboldt, Kan. (Coffeyville Community College)
Colton Ables, OL/DL, 6-3, 335, Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
John Tarver, LB/DE, 6-1, 208, Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
Beau Beathard, LB, 6-3, 235, Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)
Brent Childs, LB, 6-1, 221, Tahlequah, Okla. (Tahlequah HS)
Chance Keith, LB, 6-2, 220, Oologah, Okla. (Oologah HS)
Damon Tenison, LB, 6-1, 205, Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS)
Marquin Watts, DB, 5-10, 165, Lewisville, Texas, (Lewisville HS)
Sunday, January 7, 1990
Brandon Kelsey QB Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)
Zack Eskridge QB Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)/TCU
Lester Bush RB Galena Park, Texas (Galena Park HS)
Quentin Tuck RB Temple, Texas (Temple HS)
Lewis Crawford WR Houston, Texas (Jersey Village HS)
John Wright WR Graham, Texas (Graham HS)
Larod Roberson TE Blinn College
Taylor Jackson TE Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS)
Nick Peterpaul C Conroe, Texas (Oak Ridge HS)
Matt Hanson OT Linden, Calif./Sacramento City CC
Bradley Dittmar OT Fredericksburg, Texas (Fredericksburg HS)
Adam Lambert OT Boyd, Texas (Boyd HS)
Dalton Smith OT Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)
Dillon Sullivan OG Fort Bragg, Calif./Santa Rosa JC
Justen Tyler OG Sachse, Texas (Sachse HS)
Travis Veitenheimer OG Windthorst, Texas (Windthorst HS)
Brandon Washington OL Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)/Tulsa
Sharod Basey DT Waco, Texas (University HS)/Navarro College
Apollos Daily DT (A&M Consolidated HS)/Navarro College
K.K. Francis DT Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite HS)
Steve Pankey DT Richardson, Texas (Berkner HS)
Chaz Walker DE San Antonio, Texas/Navarro College
Garrett Henderson DE Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)
Travis Maner DEFredericksburg, Texas (Fredericksburg HS)
Siosaia Moekiola LB Trinity Valley CC
Brandon Onu LB Lewisville, Texas (Hebron HS)/Navarro College
Ty Duncan LB Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS)
Matt Ellerbrock LB Garland, Texas (North Garland HS)
John Fisher LB Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)
Pat Gardner LB Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)
Chase Hooper LB Houston, Texas (Mayde Creek HS)
Terrence Adkins CB Waco, Texas (Waco HS)
Cameron Onic CB Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
Cody Ball S Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)/Kilgore College
Bert Boudreaux S Royse City, Texas (Royse City HS)
Tim Carlson S Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)
Ray Daniels S Vernon, Texas (Vernon HS)
Jared Davis S Alief, Texas (Hastings HS)
Brandon Smith S Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge HS)
Deandrick Johnson ATH Terrell, Texas (Terrell HS)
Wesley McCoy ATH Terrell, Texas (Terrell HS)
Saturday, January 6, 1990
Garrett Valdez QB 5-11 180 Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall) Andy Bogert
Torrance McBrayer WR 5-10 170 Clinton (Clinton) Mike Lee
Matt Jackson WR 5-11 175 Edmond (Santa Fe) Dan Cocannouer
Tucker Holland WR 6-1 180 Edmond (Oklahoma Christian School) Tracy Holland
Preston Runyan WR 6-2 190 Altus (Altus) Lyn Hepner
Cread Helton OL 6-6 280 Perkins (Perkins-Tryon) Lloyd Wertman
Curtis Baker OL 6-3 320 Jones (Jones) Larry Lewis
Corbin Burchett OL 6-4 295 Pryor (Pryor) J.R. Winton
Wesley Holloway OL 6-3 270 Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall) Andy Bogert
Matt Lantz OL 6-3 285 Clinton (Clinton) Mike Lee
Brian McGuire OL 6-3 275 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) Ron Lancaster
Justin Pruitt OL 6-3 275 Spencer (Choctaw) Ted Dorrell
Evan Wilson OL 6-1 285 Tulsa (Memorial) Mike Adams
Tre Smith DT 6-2 260 Tulsa (Washington) Antwain Jimmerson
Cort Edmonds DT 6-3 255 Ardmore (Plainview) Corey Cole
Dominick Gilbert-Phillips DT 6-2 285 Oklahoma City (Putnam City) Mark Little
Alex Matunas DE 6-4 215 Glenpool (Glenpool) Steve Edwards
Colton Archer DE 6-4 220 Muskogee (Muskogee) Matt Hennessey
Herbert Byrd DE 6-6 240 Okmulgee (Okmulgee) Chris McMullen
Tucker Cason LB/SS 6-1 200 Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall) Andy Bogert
Bryson Crawford LB/SS 6-3 215 Marlow (Marlow) Matt Weber
Chris Scott LB 6-1 215 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) Ron Lancaster
Laquez Stone LB 6-0 200 Oklahoma City (Del City) Nick Warehime
Anthony Anderson DB 5-11 200 Oklahoma City (Western Heights) Mark Ryan
Dolphin Davis DB 6-2 195 Tulsa (Washington) Antwain Jimmerson
Giorgio Durham DB 6-1 190 Oklahoma City (Western Heights) Mark Ryan
Joey Fallon SS 5-10 190 Edmond (Oklahoma Christian School) Tracy Holland
Derrick Ingram ATH 6-5 215 Hollis (Hollis) Milton Cooper
Friday, January 5, 1990
Shaun Rutherford (QB, 6-1, 185, Bay City, Texas/Bay City HS) earned honorable mention all-state and District 24-4A Offensive MVP honors after leading the Houston area in passing yards. As a senior, he completed 245 passes for 3,310 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also was named Ford Tough Player of the Week for his performance against Brenham in week four of the season.
Travis Chrisman (QB, 6-4, 210, Comfort, Texas/Comfort HS) threw for 3,000 yards as a senior at CHS with 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was a three-time all-district selection, earning all-region and Newcomer of the Year honors in 2005. Chrisman earned All-Hill Country honors and Built Ford Tough Player of the Week. As a senior, he was chosen as the regions’ most valuable offensive player. Chrisman also competed in track, golf and baseball at Comfort HS.
Joseph Banyard (RB, 6-0, 200, Sweetwater, Texas/Texas Christian Univ./Sweetwater HS) transferred to ENMU from the Horned Frogs of TCU. As a senior at SHS, he rushed for 1,245 yards and 21 touchdowns, earning honorable mention 3-A all-state honors. He also was a Second Team Texas High School Football selection and a Third Team Texas Sports Writers Association pick.
Terrence Griffin (RB, 5-10, 190, Conroe, Texas/Caney Creek HS) rushed for over 1,300 yards as a senior at CCHS, earning first team all-county honors for his efforts. As a junior, he was chosen first team all-district and first team all county as a defensive back. In a power lifting meet in Conroe, Texas, he was voted “Pound for pound the strongest lifter.”
Robert Carter (RB, 5-11, 180, Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall HS) was an all-district 10-5A selection after rushing for 1,117 yards and 11 touchdowns on 221 carries (5.05 yards/carry). He also was chosen by the Dallas Morning News as Player of the Week. Carter’s balance and athleticism also served him well, earning him two all-district selections on the WHS wrestling team.
Curtis Jackson (RB, 5-10, 185, College station, Texas/A&M Consolidated HS) joins the Hounds after playing at A&M CHS for Tiger’s high powered offense.
Kedric Carver (RB/S, 5-11, 175, New Deal, Texas/New Deal HS) was a highly decorated player for NDHS, earning the Associated Press selected him for first team all-state honors at safety and honorable mention at running back. He was chosen as South Plains defensive player of the year, and Super Team running back and All-South Plains running back by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. The Top—o-Texas magazine chose him as the Super Team running back, and he also made first team academic all-state. In playing both safety and running back for the Lions, he was named District 5-1A’s Most Valuable Player. Over his career, he has rushed for 3,608 yards in his last three seasons with 41 rushing touchdowns. He also has recorded seven interceptions, 21 pass deflections, and four fumble recoveries.
Kiethy Flye (RB, 5-10, 175, Abilene Texas/Abilene HS) and
J.J. James (WR, 5-10, 175, Abilene Texas/Abilene HS) both come to the Hounds after earning All-District status at AHS. Flye was an honorable mention all-state and first team all district selection as a senior, in addition to earning a spot on the Second Team 2007 All-Texas Team. He also was selected as a Built Ford Tough Player of the Week. Flye rushed for 1,711 yards for a 7.6 yards per carry average to finish his career with 2,392 overall rushing yards. James made 63 catches last season for 694 yards, averaging 10.9 yards per reception. For his career, he posted 1,024 yards receiving with an average of 11.3 yards per catch.
Anthony Owusu-Appiah (WR, 6-0, 190, Hurst Texas/L.D. Bell HS) Owusu-Appiah earned All District 5A honors after leading the Blue Raiders to the state playoffs. As a senior, he caught a team-best 49 passes for 492 yards (10.4 yards per catch) and five touchdowns, and rushed for 500 yards (15.6 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. At the conclusion of the season, he amassed 1,200 all-purpose yards.
Matt Handler (WR, 6-3, 200, Argyle, Texas/Argyle HS) Handler was selected 3A honorable mention all-state and first team all-district honors. AS a senior, he hauled in 61 receptions for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Darian Dale (WR, 6-0, 180, Bay City, Texas/Bay City HS) was one of Rutherford’s top targets last season at BCHS, making 63 receptions for 878 yards and six touchdowns. A great deep threat, he averaged 15 yards per catch, and was an asset to the Blackcats with his ability to stretch the field. For his efforts, he was selected Associated Press Class 4A Honorable Mention All-State and First Team District 24-4A.
Brandon Marbley (WR, 5-9, 165, Houston, Texas/Westside HS) earned all-district honors as captain of the team at WHS. He also was a regional qualifier in the 800 and 400 relays for the track team.
Evan Fraley (OL, 6-7, 315, Montgomery, Texas/Montgomery HS) captained the MHS team and earned all-district honors last season.
Justin Ward (OL, 6-5, 310, Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood HS) was an all district selection on Brownsville’s line after recording 55 pancake blocks. He also was a regional qualifier in power lifting and received the National History Achievement Award. Ward competed for the track team at BHS, tossing the shot put and discus.
Jaime Villafuerte (OL, 6-3, 310, San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan HS) earned all district honors at RRHS for his play on the offensive line, grading 80 percent as a senior with 45 pancake blocks. He also threw the shot put and discus for the track team.
Adam Robinson (OL, 6-6, 305, Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock Cooper HS) earned All-District 4-3A, all-city, All-South Plains, and all-state honors for his performance as a senior. The awards were well deserved, as he graded 85 percent on run blocking and 100 percent on pass protection with no sacks allowed. Robinson was chosen as his offensive line’s most valuable player seven times last season. As a power lifter, he has benched 385 lbs. and squatted 600 lbs., giving him a great chance to reach the state championships. As a junior, he was a regional qualifier in power lifting as well as the shot put and discus for the track team.
Stephen Smith (OL/DL, 6-2, 265, Albuquerque, N.M./La Cueva HS) Smith, a versatile lineman garnered First Team All-Metro honors at La Cueva. He earned first team all-district status playing both offensive and defensive line, and was a first team All-State Farm All-Metro choice on the offensive line. Smith also was selected to play in the New Mexico North/South All-Star Game.
Nathan Carver (C, 6-3, 265, Clovis, N.M./Clovis HS) was a first team all-district offensive center for the Clovis Wildcats and played in the New Mexico North/South All-star game.
Ira Wallace’s (OL/DL, 6-1, 315, Odessa, Texas/Permian HS) versatility should allow him to help the Hounds’ offensive and defensive lines. He was a two-year starter at PHS and earned an all-district selection. He performed exceptionally well on the offensive line as a senior, grading 80 percent with 50 pancake blocks. He also competed in power lifting and track.
Ricky Padilla (OL/DL, 6-2, 250, Las Cruces, N.M./Las Cruces HS) was a first team all-state selection for the Las Cruces’ offensive line and a second team all-district choice on the defensive line. He also was selected to play in the New Mexico North/South All-Star Game.
Nick Adams (DE, 6-4, 255, Houston, Texas/Clear Lake HS) earned All-District 24-5A two straight seasons. As a senior, his ability to find the opposing ball carrier allowed him to register 105 tackles, including nine for a loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries ad eight pass breakups.
Josey Childs (DL, 6-0, 200, Midland, Texas/Midland Lee HS) was selected as the Rebels’ defensive most valuable player as well as the defensive line’s most valuable player. MLHS utilized Child’s speed and ability to find the ball, as a senior he led the team with 88 tackles, nine sacks and 15 tackles for a loss. Childs also finished third on the team with two forced fumbles. For his efforts, he was selected First Team All-State and First Team All-District 3-5A. As a junior, he also was first team all-district and completed the regular season with 92 tackles including 12 stops for a loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles.
Isaiah Yandall (DT, 6-3, 280, Euless, Texas/Trinity HS) a defensive tackle from Trinity high school will be joining the team to take part in off-season workouts.
Matt Cornett (DE, 6-3, 220, La Vernia Texas/La Vernia HS) and Patrick McGrath (DE/LB, 6-1, 250, La Vernia, Texas/La Vernia HS) were teammates at LVHS and should be very familiar with each other’s tendencies on defense. Cornett was a unanimous first team all-district selection for LVHS. He also benched 360 lbs. and squatted 560 lbs. while competing for the power lifting team. McGrath earned district MVP honors and was a first team all-district selection at both defensive end and linebacker. As a senior, his pass rush ability was a great asset to his team as he recorded 12 quarterback sacks. For his career, he finished with 300 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. He also competed for the power lifting team, benching 450 lbs. and squatting 650 lbs.
Jason Fidge (OLB, 6-1, 188, Conroe, Texas/Conroe HS) captained the Conroe Tigers as a senior and paced the squad with 106 tackles including a team-best 14 stops for a loss, two sacks and two interceptions. He was voted Courier Readers “Fan” tastic Player of the week, first team district 15-5A and first team all-county.
Taniela Vake (LB, 6-1, 200, Hurst, Texas/L.D. Bell HS) Vake earned First Team All-District 5A honors and was the squad’s defensive captain. He finished with 100 tackles including 10 for a loss, one interception and three quarterback sacks.
Edward Zamora (OLB, 6-0, 210, San Antonio, Texas/NMMI/Taft HS) transferred to Eastern from NMMI, where he made the Commandment Honor Roll all five semesters. He earned Bronco Defensive Hustler award as a freshman, recording 130 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a pass break up.
Reggie Butler (FS, 5-11, 165, Baytown, Texas, Robert E. Lee HS) was a First Team District 21-5A selection, recording 65 tackles and three interceptions with two returned for touchdowns.
Ryan Cook (DB, 5-10, 165, Houston, Texas/Mayde Creek HS) led the Rams to a third place finish in the 5A Region III District 18 standings in his senior season. For his efforts, he was selected as the district’s most valuable player.
Thursday, January 4, 1990
Colter Huff QB 6-5 180 Willard, Mo. (Willard HS)
Stuart Bishop QB 5-11 180 Keller, Texas (Cisco JC/Fossil Ridge HS)
Lee Blankenship QB 6-1 200 Spiro, Okla. (University of Oklahoma/Spiro HS)
Kyle Wood RB/WR 5-7 160 Stratford, Okla. (Northeastern State/Stratford HS)
David Cole WR 6-3 195 McAlester, Okla. (McAlester HS)
Tyrone Gibbs WR 5-10 170 Trinity Valley CC/Wylie HS (Texas)
Brian Loyd WR 5-11 165 Rush Springs, Okla. (Rush Springs HS)
Quade Soffel WR 6-2 210 Palm Springs, Calif. (College of the Desert JC)
Jonathan Copeland TE 6-4 230 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton Eisenhower HS)
Ryan Hammonds TE 6-4 240 Pittsburg, Texas (Pittsburg HS)
Thurman Sims TE 6-3 245 Caldwell, Texas (Cisco JC/Caldwell HS)
David Alvarez OL 6-1 280 Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS)
John Christy OL 6-2 230 Eufaula, Okla. (Eufaula HS)
Traven Hilton OL 6-0 280 Coweta, Okla. (Coweta HS)
Kawika Householder OL 6-3 300 West Covina, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio JC)
Daniel Inman OL 6-0 275 Sherman, Texas (Sherman HS)
Chas Jones OL 6-3 290 Edmond, Okla. (Edmond Memorial HS)
Bradley Kuykendall OL 5-11 220 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton HS)
Tyler Price OL 6-1 220 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton HS)
Talon Starkey OL 6-4 265 McAlester, Okla. (McAlester HS)
Kyle Williams OL 6-6 275 Durant, Okla. (Durant HS)
Stephen Brewer DL 6-3 290 Moore, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
Travis Buchanan DE 6-2 240 Riverside Junior College (Calif.)
Jared Garrett DL 6-1 295 Lexington, Okla. (Southeastern Okla. State/Lexington HS)
Xerxes Griffin DL 6-3 290 College of the Desert JC (Calif.)
Jeremy Lee DL 6-2 285 Antelope Valley CC/Quitman HS (Calif.)
Isaac Ramirez DE 6-1 255 Victor Valley JC (Calif.)
Floyd Wafer DE 6-2 260 Moreno Valley, Calif. (College of the Desert JC)
Justin Hannah OLB 6-0 200 Stratford, Okla. (Northeastern State/Stratford HS)
McKinley Noel OLB 6-1 200 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton Eisenhower HS)
Ryan Madison LB 6-2 225 College of the Desert JC (Calif.)
Robbie Prescott LB 6-0 220 Riverside Junior College/Martin Luther King Jr. HS
Ty Gower SS/LB 6-0 195 Ada, Okla. (Southeastern Okla. State/Ada HS)
Tyler Clay DB 5-11 170 Glenpool, Okla. (Glenpool HS)
Willie Gould Ath 6-1 205 Ada, Okla. (Ada HS)
Steffan Jones Ath 6-3 190 Ada, Okla. (Ada HS)
Dustin Lasell Ath 5-8 175 Pauls Valley, Okla. (Pauls Valley HS)
Wednesday, January 3, 1990
WR Robert Boone - Allen HS/Trinity Valley Community College
WR Grant Milton - Hurst Bell HS
WR Stephen Williams - Waller HS
TE/QB Trey Anderson - San Antonio Marshall HS
OL Andrew Krutsinger - Alief Taylor HS
DE Calvin France - Jersey Village HS/Cisco JC
LB Sir'Ron Dewitt - San Angelo Central/Cisco JC
LB Shiloh Hickman - Houston Westfeild HS
LB Austin Benson - Del Rio HS
CB DeWayne Autrey - South Houson HS
Tuesday, January 2, 1990
Mitchell Gale QB 6-2 205 fr Alva, Okla. / Alva HS
Brett Stanford RB 5-11 200 fr Victoria / St. Joseph’s HS
Jimmy Pipkin WR 6-2 185 fr Dallas / Bryan Adams HS
Doug Pierce WR 6-5 200 jr Arp / Blinn College
Gary Edwards WR 5-9 185 fr Abilene / Wylie HS
Charles Rotenberry TE 6-2 220 fr Abilene / Abilene Christian HS
Will Foster OL 6-0 280 fr Mesquite / Poteet HS
Blake Gunderson OL 6-2 265 fr Rockwall / Heath HS
Jacoby Johnson DT 6-4 280 fr McKinney / McKinney HS
Armonty Bryant DE 6-5 230 fr Wichita Falls / Wichita Falls HS
Felix Odighibor DT 6-2 260 fr Round Rock / Stony Point HS
L.B. Suggs LB 5-11 200 fr Cedar Hill / Cedar Hill HS
Luke Mazanec LB 6-0 230 fr Simpsonville, S.C. / SW Christian HS
Arthur Reed CB 5-10 170 fr Mesquite / Horn HS
Danny Jackson CB 6-0 185 jr Beaumont / Blinn College
A.J. Miller CB 5-11 170 fr Mansfield / Mansfield HS
Kyle Godbolt DB 5-10 200 fr Austin / Travis HS
Jacqua Charleston CB 5-9 165 fr Wichita Falls / Wichita Falls HS
Monday, January 1, 1990
QB - ROBTERT THOMAS - SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
RB - JEREMY PREE - HOOKS HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
RB - BAYLEN LAUREN - FORNEY HIGH SCHOOL - TRANSFER FROM NORTHERN IOWA
RB - CORDNEY SMITH - DUNCANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL - TRANSFER FROM BAYLOR
WR - CHAD LAURY - FORNEY HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
WR - CASEY BELL - CANTON HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
WR - PATRECKO BROWN - ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL (AR)
WR - KEON RUCKER - BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (AR)
WR - RYAN SHELLEY - IRVING HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
WR – LESLEY PERDUE - WHITEHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
TE - JEREMY WITHERSPOON - HOPE HIGH SCHOOL (AR)
TE - JONES, CALEB - VICTORY LIFE HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
OL - BRYAN BETHEA - NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (AR)
OL - DREW CARRELL - NORMAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
OL - TRAVIS KINCHELOE - GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
OL - MATT PRICE - LEONARD HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
OL - JESSE RENSCHLER - SAPULPA HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
OL - TY SHEPERD - CANTON HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
OL - MATT UNGER - IRVING HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DE - PHILLIP JONES - TEXAS TECH/HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DE - ZACH GONZALEZ - HALLSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DE - DREW HARVEY - KELLER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DE - ZACH WEIBERG - CHISUM HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DE - RODNEY PAYNE - DEKALB HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DT - JESSE HERNANDEZ - UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/ARDMORE HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
DT – BRANDON CASON - DALLAS HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DT – JUSTIN CORDOVA -McKINNEY BOYD HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DT – ANDREW JOHNSON -WICHITA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
DT – BRANDON MARTIN -MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
LB - RUSSELL HURST - ARLINGTON LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
LB - MICHAEL ANGUIANO - IRVING NIMITZ HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
LB – CODY WELCH - ARP HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
SS - LOGAN CRUSE - BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL (AR)
SS - GARRETT SCHOENKY - AUBREY HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
FS - ANDREW J. GARCIA - RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
FS - KENYON TOWNSEND - IDABEL HIGH SCHOOL (OK)
CB - CEDRICK ROBINSON - CISCO J.C./WEST MESQUIET HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
CB - KEVIN HORSLEY - ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL (TX)
CB - MIKE SCOTT - McKINNEY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (TX)