Tuesday, January 10, 1995

West Texas A&M - 2011 Recruiting Class

West Texas A&M Football Announces 2011 High School Recruiting Class
Buffaloes sign 39 prospects to National Letters of Intent

CANYON, Texas - West Texas A&M head football coach Don Carthel and his staff today announced its 2011 high school recruiting class. Today’s list of signees consists of 39 student-athletes who will join the program in the fall and help to continue the Buffs’ gridiron success.

“This was overall, a really good group of signees,” said coach Carthel. “We feel good about the academics and overall athleticism with this group. They should be a fun group to coach and a very fun team for our students and fans to watch over the next four-to-five years. There are two or three of these recruits that are mature and athletic enough to give us immediate help. The big majority will redshirt and get ready to contribute in the fall of 2012.”

“Offensively, we were able to sign the top quarterback on our recruiting lists. We were also fortunate to get two very explosive and powerful running backs. At receiver, we loaded up with tons of talent at the inside receiver positions. Our group of offensive linemen are very talented and athletic. This should compliment an outstanding group that redshirted this last season.

Carthel is also enthused about the defensive prospects signed by the Buffaloes.

“On the defensive side, this class is led by a tremendous group of linebackers, both inside and outside,” Carthel said. “This is as talented a group as we have ever been fortunate to sign. In the ‘3-4’ defense, we need versatility in order to have athletes for all four LB positions and we feel we definitely met these needs. The defensive line is not as deep, but the quality of several of these could definitely develop into all conference material with more than one of these signees. The secondary group is also very talented and we expect at least one of these freshmen to make the travel roster next season. There is a lot of size and excellent speed within this group.

“We look to add a couple of kickers and punters to this freshman class in the next couple of weeks to ensure we have signed another complete class that will give us depth at every position in the future.”

The Buffaloes will open Spring Drills on Tuesday, February 15 in prepration for the upcoming 2011 season. The Buffs will kick off the 2011 season Thursday, Sept. 1, when they host Colorado State-Pueblo at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

Player Capsules

Kenyea Alexander
Linebacker • 6-0 • 185
McKinney, Texas (McKinney North)

Alexander was named Team Defensive Most Valuable player as a senior at McKinney (Texas) North HS. Playing for head coach Mike Fecci, Alexander led all of District 10-4A in sacks as a senior in 2010, earning first-team all-district honors. Alexander, who also competes in power lifting, wrestling and track & field, is the son of Kennth and Yolanda Alexander.

Coach Carthel: “Kenyea has some tremendous tools when it comes to getting pressure on a QB. He will be a natural fit at OLB in our 3-4 defense. He played rush end in a 4-3 scheme at McKinney North, and completely dominated at the high school level.”

Lachi Allen
Defensive Back • 5-11 • 175
San Antonio, Texas (Churchill High)

Allen earned second team 26-5A all-District accolades while playing for the Churchill Chargers under head coach Glenn Hill. He lettered in basketball and track & field three years as well. Allen is the son of Vince and Aleda Allen.

Coach Carthel: “Lachi has the size and speed we look for in our secondary. He is a great athlete, which is evidenced by him playing football, basketball and track throughout his high school career.”

Geremy Alridge
Running Back • 5-9 • 180
Dallas, Texas (North Dallas)

As a senior at Dallas’ North Dallas HS, Alridge rushed for 1,535 yards and 17 TDs to earn team Offensive Player of the Year for coach Brad Pierson’s Bulldog squad. As a junior, he gained 1,085 yards and was a first-team all-district 11-4A honors and he was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore. A multi-sport standout, Alridge also lettered in basketball and baseball. He is the sone of Melinda Lampkin.

Coach Carthel: “Geremy is a very powerful runner. He has squatted close to 600 pounds and it shows when he makes contact on a football field. He had a great career and made most of his yards after first contact. He is versatile enough to help on special teams or defense if necessary.”

Tyler Babb
Linebacker • 6-0 • 225
Harker Heights, Texas (High)

Babb was a 12-5A all-District selection and earned all-area honors as well while playing for the Harker Heights Knights under head coach Mike Mullins. He lettered in multiple other sports and was a member of the debate team as well. Babb is the son of Douglas and Kimberly Babb.

Coach Carthel: “Tyler brings an intensity to the game that you always look for in recruiting. He’s got a burning passion to be the best he can be, and that work ethic will serve him well here at WT. He’ll be a fun guy to watch over the next few years.”
Jaaron Bell
Linebacker • 6-5 • 220
Plains, Texas (High)

Bell was named the District 4-1A Defensive Most Valuable Player after his senior season while playing for the Plains Cowboys under head coach Tom Harvey. An all-South Plains Defensive Player of the Year as well, Bell was one of the top tacklers in all of Class 1A. Bell is the son of Danny and Kathy Bell.

Coach Carthel: “Jaaron is a great signee for us. Playing Class 1A ball causes a lot of good players to be overlooked, and we feel like we got a real “steal” in Jaaron. He’s a great athlete, with great size and potential. He’ll start out at OLB for us, but could grow into a DE by the time his career is over. His 6’5” frame is something that you can’t coach into a kid, and gives him a tremendous future at the collegiate level.”

Beau Broussard
Linebacker • 6-0 • 190
San Antonio, Texas (Brandeis)

Broussard was a second-team all-District 27-5A selection for head coach John Campbell’s Brandeis HS Broncos in 2010. A two-time all-district selection, Broussard participated in over 150 tackles in nine contests during his senior season, as the Broncos finished 9-3. His junior season saw Brandeis record a 12-2 record. Broussard is the son of John and Mirella Campbell.

Coach Carthel: “Beau is coming off an ACL injury that shortened his senior season. Had he not been hurt, we probably wouldn’t have been signing him. He’s a tremendous playmaker on defense and special teams. He just has a knack for making plays all over the field. Watching his film, we lost track of how many kicks he blocked this past year.”

Brandon Broussard
Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 165
Channelview, Texas (Galena Park)

A two-way performer at wide receiver and linebacker for head coach Ray Zapeda’s Galena Park Yellow Jackets, Broussard helped lead his team to a 7-4 record in 2010. A member of the school’s A-B Honor Roll, Broussard is the sone of Andrew and Vanessa Broussard.

Coach Carthel: “Broussard is a very fast and exciting inside receiver with lots of upside. Good track runner for a really good track program in Houston.”

Clesmie Burden
Wide Receiver • 6-4 • 195
Cypress, Texas (Cy-Woods High)

Burden was a 17-5A all-District selection and was an academic all-state honoree while playing for the Cy-Woods Wildcats under head coach David Jones. He lettered in track as well and was a three-time regional qualifier. Burden is the son of Christopher and Lisa Reece.

Coach Carthel: “Burden is a tremendous prospect with good track speed to go with his excellent heighth. Clesmie should develop into a dangerous outside threat. Clesmie is very strong in the classroom and will be an outstanding student-athlete at WT.”

Christopher Ceazer
Defensive Back • 5-11 • 200
College Station, Texas (A&M Consoliated)

Ceazer was a first team all-District 12-5A selection as a senior for the A&M Consolidated Tigers under head coach Jim Slaughter. He was also a two year letterwinner in track and powerlifting and made the State Tournament twice in the weightroom. Ceazer is the son of Paul and Gaynell McPherson.

Coach Carthel: “Chris is a big, physical defensive back we are excited to have signed. His physical maturity will allow him to contribute early in his college career. We expect Chris to possibly play special teams as a true freshman and be a solid role player in the secondary this fall.”

Garrett Davidson
Quarterback • 6-0 • 200
Santa Fe, Texas (High)

Davidson was a second team all-District 24-4A performer for the Santa Fe High School Indians under head coach Jay Buckner. He was named the team’s Offensive MVP and was also a three year letterwinner in basketball, baseball and track. Davidson is the son of Bryan and Debbie Davidson.

Coach Carthel: “Garrett has taken the Santa Fe program to new heights with his athleticism and leadership on the field. He has a strong arm and is very physical for a quarterback. Has good track speed and will be dangerous as a runner as well as passing the ball.”

Dimitri Donald
Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 195
League City, Texas (Clear Springs High)

Donald caught 15 touchdowns and had over 1,000 yards receiving as a senior while playing for the Clear Springs Chargers under head coach Clint Hartman. He was a 24-5A all-District selection and earned all-state honorable mention honors as well. Donald lettered in basketball and was an all-district honorable mention selection. Donald is the son of Danny and Sherry Donald.

Coach Carthel: “Dimitri had a tremendous senior season and has the physical ability to become a great inside receiver for the Buffs. His size and speed should allow him to have similar successes in college.”

David Fox
Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 185
Fort Worth, Texas (North Crowley)

Fox was an all-District 4-5A selection as a senior for coach Keith Magee’s North Crowley Panthers. In addition to his receiving role, he also played strong safety and returned kicks. A multi-talented performer, he also earned all-district honors in baseball, as well. Fox is the son of Mike and LuAnn Fox.

Coach Carthel: “David has the physical tools to play inside or outside receiver for WT. He has the frame to grow into a bigger receiver that could become very versatile as a blocker as well. He is outstanding in the classroom and should have no trouble adjusting to the system or the rigors of the academic requirements.”

James Fuentez
Offensive Line • 6-4 • 280
Spring, Texas (Klein Oak)

Fuentez saw action all along the offensive line, at both tackles as well as center, for Coach David Smith at Spring (Texas) Klein Oak HS. As a senior, he helped guide the Panthers to an 8-4 record during the 2010 season.

Coach Carthel: “James has good size and will develop into a strong offensive guard, center, or tackle in the near future. He was rated one of the top linemen in the Houston area.”

Jacob Garza
Wide Receiver • 5-9 • 170
Mission, Texas (Veterans Memorial)

Garza was a two time Texas 4A all-state performer for the Memorial High School Patriots under head coach David Gilpin, leading the team to a 11-2 record as a senior. He also lettered in basketball, track, and baseball and was an A-B Honor Roll Student. Garza is the son of Gabby and Judy Garza.

Coach Carthel: “Garza is an outstanding two-way player from South Texas. Jacob shows the ability and intensity to be able to play on either side of the ball. We will start him off as an inside receiver and hopefully, get him on the field this season or possibly redshirt and play next season.”

Randy George
Defensive Line • 6-5 • 220
Channelview, Texas (High)

George was an honorable mention all-District 21-5A performer for the Channelview Falcons under the guidance of head coach Averion Hurts. He also lettered in basketball and track at CHS. George is the son on Rodney George and Mary Joesph.

Coach Carthel: “Randy is a three-sport letterman at a 5A program. That’s not very common these days, especially at a school like Channelview. He has some great days ahead of him here at WT, especially once his body starts to fill out that big frame. He’s a really neat kid off the field, and really strong in the classroom.”

Anthony Hayes Jr.
Defensive Back • 6-0 • 175
Allen, Texas (High)

Hayes was an 8-5A all-District selection while playing for the Allen Eagles under head coach Tom Westerberg. Hayes is the son of Anthony and Diana Hayes.

Coach Carthel: “Anthony was a huge signee for us. He comes from a great Allen High School program and was highly sought after. His size and speed give him the potential to be a lock-down corner in the future for the Buffaloes.”

Jordan Helal
Offensive Line • 6-0 • 260
Denton, Texas (Guyer)

Helal was a first team all-Disctrict 7-5A selection for the Wildcats under head coach John Walsh, leading the team to a 13-3 record as a senior. He also lettered in baseball and track and was an officer in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Helal is the son of Jason and Anne Helal.

Coach Carthel: “Jordan has all the tools to become an all-conference type of center. He is coming in from one of the better high school programs in the state. His leadership and intelligence are critical characteristics for the center position.”

Jonathan Ho
Offensive Line • 6-4 • 285
Channelview, Texas (High)

Ho played on both sides of the line at Channelview High School for the Falcons under head coach Averion Hurts. He is the son of Paul and Gwen Ayala.

Coach Carthel: “John was a two-way player that did not come off the field too often. He should redshirt next season and hopefully, develop into a solid performer in the near future.”

Wes Holloway
Linebacker • 6-1 • 210
Carrollton, Texas (Hebron)

Holloway is an outstanding linebacker prospect from Carrollton (Texas) Hebron HS. He was a first-team all-District 8-5A linebacker in 2010, as well as earning Week 6 Fox Sports Player of the Week and Dallas Morning News Player of the Week. He compiled 130 tackles, three sacks and recovered five fumbles during his senior campaign. As a junior in 2009 for coach Brian Brazil’s Hawks, Holloway earned second-team all-District honors. Holloway is the son of Trey and Jana Holloway.

Coach Carthel: “Wes comes from one of the top programs in the DFW area, with really high praises from opposing coaches. Nearly every coach in the district was talking about him and how tough he was to play against. He’s an athletic linebacker that could play any of the four positions, but we’ll start him out at inside his first year. I doubt that we will have anyone that will outwork this dedicated athlete.”

Dionte Johnson
Linebacker • 6-3 • 195
Dallas, Texas (North Dallas)

Johnson was a team captain for coach Brad Peirson’s North Dallas Bulldogs. Playing wide receiver, outside linebacker and defensive end, he earned first-team all Area, second-team all-State and second-team all-District 11-4A honors. In the classroom, he was an Academic All-State honorable mention selection and a member of the A-B Honor Roll. Johnson is the son of Raymond and Deborah Butler.

Coach Carthel: “Dionte was a really good player on both sides of the ball for North Dallas. He brings a very serious approach to both the game, and his academics. His 6’3” frame and unique athletic ability will serve him well at OLB. Having also played at wide receiver, he really understands how to play well in space.”

Savawn Kyle
Defensive Back • 6-1 • 200
San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt)

Kyle was a second-team all-District 26-5A selection for coach Neal La Hue’s San Antonio (Texas) Rough Riders after recording 106 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups as a senior in 2010. He helped lead the Rough Riders to a 7-4 record in each of his three seasons on the varsity. In addition to linebacker, Kyle also saw action at safety and cornerback during his playing days. He is the son of LaTonya Kyle.

Coach Carthel: “Savawn is a great hitter, who we will start out at safety. He’s been a really good player for the past three years on the varsity at Roosevelt. With his frame and size, he could possibly grow into an OLB.”

Masakela Malone
Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 160
Houston, Texas (Nimitz)

Malone was a second team all-District 18-5A performer for the Nimitz Cougers under head coach Robert Toomer, where he was also a four year letterwinner in track. He is the son of Debra Malone.

Coach Carthel: “Masakela has outstanding ball skills and is a good route runner than can make lots of big plays. He had about 1500 yards receiving this past season and shows to be very explosive after catching the football.”

Garrett Mayo
Linebacker • 6-3 • 200
Lubbock, Texas (New Deal)

Mayo was a first-team all-State linebacker for the New Deal Lions in 2010. In addition, he also earned all-South Plains and all-district honors as both a linebacker and tight end. As a junior in 2009, Mayo was a third-team all-State selection as well as the district Defensive Most Valuable Player. He also earned all-district honors as a linebacker and tight end in 2009, ‘08 and ‘07. A letterman in basketball and track & field, Mayo is the son of Ron and Kristy Mayo.

Coach Carthel: “Garrett has been an exceptional player at New Deal the past several years. We felt like he was one of the best linebackers in the Panhandle/South Plains area. His dad, who also played at WT, served as his head coach at New Deal.”

Sergio Montejano
Offensive Line • 6-1 • 300
Muleshoe, Texas (High)

Montejano was a first-team all-State offensive line selection as a senior at Muleshoe (Texas) HS. As a senior, he helped lead coach David Wood’s Mules to a 10-2 record. A multi-sport letterman, Montejano is also a National Honor Society member. He is the son of Sergio and Susan Montejano.

Coach Carthel: “Most of the coaches from his district felt that Sergio was definitely a college prospect and he dominated the district this past season. He was recently named as an all-State lineman and had an outstanding high school career for one of the better programs in the Panhandle. We are excited to have him join our team. He has been an outstanding student in the classroom as well.”

Ethan Morriss
Defensive Back • 6-0 • 195
Sonora, Texas (High)

Morriss led the Sonora Broncos to the 13-2A District Championship as a senior in 2011 under the guidance of head coach David Sine. He was a two-time Built Ford Tough Player of the Week and was twice named an all-West Texas Super Team QB. He also excelled in the classroom, being named a Who’s Who among students and a member of the National Honor Society. Morriss is the son of Steve and Erica Morriss.

Coach Carthel: “Ethan is a high character kid that has a bright future at WT. He is a really good athlete who can play multiple positions at the college level. He played QB and led his team to the 13-2A District Championship. We feel like he can help us out at slot receiver or safety.”

Austin Potter
Linebacker • 6-0 • 210
Huffman, Texas (Hargrave)

Potter earned all-State and all-district honors playing under head coach Mike McCachern at Huffman (Texas) Hargrave HS. As a senior in 2010, he recorded 131 tackles and eight forced fumbles. In addition to football, he lettered and qualified for regional competition in track & field. An academic honoree as well as a member of the National Honor Society, he is the son of Gary and Glenda Potter.

Coach Carthel: “Austin caught our eye on film making tackles and causing turnovers. He gets to the ball in a hurry and with a bad attitude. It was really fun to watch him separate the ball from multiple ball carriers. He also excels in the classroom, and will be a great ambassador for Buffalo Football.”

Preston Rabb
Quarterback • 6-6 • 205
Llano, Texas (High)

As a senior at Llano (Texas) HS, Rabb passed for 2015 yards and 12 TDs, while rushing for 518 yards and 11 TDs to earn first-team all-District 25-AAA honors. In doing so, he helped guide coach David Yeager’s Yellowjackets to a 6-5 record. Rabb was also a member of the all-District 25-AAA all-Academic squad, as well as an all-State Academic second-team honoree. As a junior in 2009, Rabb passed for 600 yards and was an all-District 8-AAA Academic honoree. As a pitcher for the Yellowjackets’ baseball team, he posted a 5-2 record with 52 strikeouts and a 2.91 ERA. He comes from a strong lineage of athletes - his father, Russell, is the offensive coordinator at Llano HS and lettered at Tarleton State. His mother was a letterwinner in the discus at Indiana University, his uncle (Sammy Robb) lettered at Texas Christian, his aunt (Linda Marrs Morford) was a basketball letterwinner at Purdue and his uncle (Harry Taylor) was a major league pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodger and Boston Red Sox who started Game 4 of the 1947 World Series. Rabb is the son of Russell and Jane Rabb.

Coach Carthel: “We feel very fortunate to get such a fine student athlete as Preston. The athleticism that runs in his family is very intriguing and leads us to believe that we have signed an outstanding prospect for our quarterback needs in the future. He has all the tools to become a great leader for our football program.”

Jarrian Rhone
Wide Receiver • 5-8 • 165
Silsbee, Texas (High)

Rhone was a first team all-District 21-3A performer on both sides of the ball for the Silsbee Tigers under head coach Bobby McGallion, registering over 700 yards rushing and receiving as he led SHS to the Texas 3A Playoffs. He also lettered in basketball and track. Rhone is the son of Kurtis Washington and Tanisha McDaniel.

Coach Carthel: “Jarrian is a very versatile athlete that did an outstanding job on offense and defense this past year at Silsbee. We predict he will be an exciting inside receiver for the Buffs.”

Juan Roman
Offensive Line • 6-4 • 265
Cactus, Texas (Dumas)

Roman was a two-time all-District 3-4A offensive lineman at Dumas (Texas) HS. Playing for head coach Mike Burt’s Demons, Roman also earned honorable mention accolades as a sophomore on the Demon’s varsity squad. A district wrestling champ, as well, Roman is the son of Lilia Chavez.

Coach Carthel: “We felt Juan was one of the top two or three offensive linemen in the Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas regions. He is very aggressive and has the size to grow into a really good lineman. His success on the wrestling mat confirms that he will be a very successful offensive lineman for the Buffs.”

Dillian Scott
Defensive Back • 5-11 • 170
New Waverly, Texas (High)

As a senior for coach Ken Craig’s New Waverly (Texas) Bulldogs, Scott was an all-District 10-2A performer as both a wide receiver as well as cornerback. In 2010, he caught passes for over 700 receiving yards and eight TDs, while defensively, he logged 87 tackles and three interceptions. During his junior season, he earned second-team all-district honors as both a receiver and cornerback. Scott also lettered in basketball and track & field and was a regional qualifier in the 100 meters, as well as the high jump. He is the son of Brenda Scott.

Coach Carthel: “Dillian was all over the field for New Waverly this past season. He led the team in tackles and was a very versatile player during the entire season. He was part of a state championship track and field team last spring and should be very successful during his senior year in that sport as well. We hope to red shirt Dillion and get him in the weight room to add strength and size to a very athletic body for the future.”

Jamen Sisk
Linebacker • 6-0 • 220
Grapevine, Texas (Colleyville Heritage High)

Sisk was a 6-5A all-District selection for the Colleyville Heritage Panthers under head coach Mike Fuller. Sisk is the son of Al and Missy Steinhaus.

Coach Carthel: “Jamen brings the wood on every tackle he makes. He was very physical on the game films we watched. He played for a really good Colleyville Heritage team, and was their defensive leader.”

Kendrele Staten
Defensive Back • 5-8 • 160
Houston, Texas (Willowridge)

Staten was a captain for the Willowridge High School Eagles under head coach James McDaniel. He also excelled in the classroom, ranking #1 in his class while being an Academic all-state nominee and a member of the National Honor Society. Staten is the son of Lakesia Scruggs.

Coach Carthel: “Kendrele was overlooked by a lot of people, but we are excited to have him. He plays much bigger than his size and he is also valedictorian of his class. He will be a special person to see develop over the next five years.”

Taylor Thompson
Defensive Tackle • 6-0 • 255
Port Neches, Texas (Groves High)

Thompson was a two-time 20-4A all-District selection while playing for the Port Neches Groves Indians under head coach Brandon Faircloth. He lettered in powerlifting as well as track & field where he was a regional qualifier in field events. Thompson is the son of Michelle Thompson.

Coach Carthel: “While defensive tackle wasn’t a specific area of need, we felt we couldn’t pass up on Taylor. He was really explosive on tape, and his numbers in power lifting speak for themselves. We’re excited to watch Taylor anchor the defensive front over the next few years.”

Josue Toledo
Offensive Lineman • 6-2 • 290
Channelview, Texas (High)

Toledo played four of the five positions on the offensive line and was a 21-5A all-District selection following his senior season while playing for the Channelview Falcons under head coach Averion Hurts. He lettered in power-lifting where he earned all-district honors as well. Toledo is the son of Valentin and Elizabeth Toledo.

Coach Carthel: “Josue is a lineman with good feet and mobility that should develop into a solid guard in the future. He already shows good footwork that will help his transition from high school ball to the collegiate level.”

Kaemon Vigil
Defensive Back • 5-10 • 180
Amarillo, Texas (Tascosa)

Vigil was a first-team all-District 2-5A performer as a defensive back for coach Ken Plunk at Amarillo (Texas) Tascosa HS. He was also named as the Rebels’ Defensive Player of the Year during 2010. An academic all-district honoree, Vigil is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Superintendents Scholar. A two-year letterwinner in baseball, Vigil is the son of Patrick and Nichole Vigil.

Coach Carthel: “Kaemon was an outstanding defensive player for a fine Tascosa team. He is extremely physical and loves to play the game of football. He should provide many big hits during his career at WT.”

Julian Ward
Running Back • 5-11 • 190
Pflugerville, Texas (High)

Ward gained 460 yards on 50 carries as a senior in 2010 for coach George Herrmann’s Pflugerville (Texas) Panthers. In the process, he earned second-team all-District 16-5A honors. Ward also saw action at linebacker, as well as being a kick return specialist. In addition to football, he earned letters in basketball and is the son of Kentric and Linda Ward.

Coach Carthel: “Julian was an outstanding sprinter in track and a D-1 prospect prior to a season-ending knee injury this past season. He has the size and speed to be a playmaker out of the backfield.”

Eric White
Linebacker • 5-11 • 235
Garland, Texas (South Garland High)

White was named the District 10-5A Defensive Player of the Year while playing for the South Garland Colonels under head coach Keith Wright. White is the son of Cara McKnight.

Coach Carthel: “Eric was named the district Defensive Player of the Year in a really tough district in the metroplex. His body is really mature for his age, and he is built like some of our upperclassmen already. He’ll have a chance to play early and often in his career here at WT.”

Joel Witwer
Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 170
Huffman, Texas (Hargrave)

As a senior in 2010, Witwer was an all-District 22-3A standout receiver for coach Mike McEachern’s Huffman (Texas) Hargrave Falcons. He also earned a second-team all-district nod as a linebacker. During his junior campaign, he earned first-team all-district honors on both sides of the line of scrimmage and was a second-team all-State selection, as well. He is the son of Cynthia Campbell.

Coach Carthel: “Joel is a tremendous athlete with sprinter speed and outstanding jumping ability. He runs precise routes and has really good skills as a receiver. Joel comes from a very strong academic school and his ability to be near the top of his class says volumes about his overall prospects of being very successful both on and off the field at WT.”

Leland Young
Defensive Back • 5-9 • 180
San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt High)

Young was a two-time 26-5A all-District selection as both a defensive player and return specialist while playing for the Roosevelt Rough Riders under head coach Neal Laltue. He is a member of the National Honors Society and will graduate in the top-quarter of this class. Young is the son of Leonard and Anna Young.

Coach Carthel: “Leland is another great signee from the San Antonio area. This area has produced many of our up and coming defensive backs and we feel Leland is a natural fit here.”

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