Monday, January 2, 1995

Angelo State - 2011 Recruiting Class

Warren Truesdale - QB, San Antonio Churchill
Kyle Washington - QB, Humble
Austin Sparks - RB/LB, Marble Falls
Jordan Booty - RB, Richardson
Talon Smith - WR, Odessa Permian
Reagan Womack - OL, Lake Travis
Lucas Zoller - OL, Austin Bowie HS
Andy Gonzalez - DE, Leander
Matthew Gholston - DE, Austin Bowie
Jeffrey Williams - DL, Katy Cinco Ranch
Chris DiClemente - LB, Katy Seven Lakes
Colton Boyd - LB, Boyd HS
Mark Branch - LB, Copperas Cove HS
Chase Martin - DB, San Angelo Central
Daniel Perez - DB, San Angelo Central
Matthew Hummingbird - San Angelo Central

Jordan Booty | RB | 5-11 | 205 | Richardson, Texas / Richardson HS
High School: Attended Richardson High School where he was coached by Brent Whitson…Selected as a All-District 9-5A First Team member at running back after his senior campaign…Earned Dallas Morning News Offensive Player of the Week honors after carrying the ball 24 times for 234 yards and four touchdowns in leading Richardson to its first victory against Richardson Pearce since 1999…Rushed for 255 yards in a single game during his sophomore campaign…Also a member of the basketball and track teams, he was named to the All-District 9-5A Second Team as a guard after his junior year.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Jordan is a great back, very athletic. We were looking for a bigger kid, a guy that can take a pounding and Jordan fits that profile. He's got unbelievable feet. He's a hard runner and we like the versatility that he brings to the offense.”

Mark Branch | DB | 6-3 | 190 | Copperas Cove, Texas / Copperas Cove HS
High School: Attended Copperas Cove High School where he was coached by Jack Welch…Sat out the 2010 season due to injury.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Mark is from Copperas Cove, a very successful program. Unfortunately, Mark had an injury prior to this season and did not play. He's a very good athlete, who runs track as well. We're very excited about the possibilities that Mark brings to the team. There's a lot of potential there and he didn't get a chance to display that this year.”

Chris DiClemente | LB/LS | 5-11 | 223 | Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes HS
High School: Attended Seven Lakes High School where he was coached by Kevin O'Keefe…Earned honorable mention All-District 17-5A honors as a senior after totaling 104 tackles from the linebacker position…Forced three fumbles and logged an interception and quarterback sack…As a junior, he logged 41 tackles and forced and recovered one fumble…Also named All-District 17-5A Honorable Mention as a junior.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Chris comes from a great program at Seven Lakes. He's a guy that is constantly around the ball and brings a lot of versatility because of his long-snapping ability. He will be an outstanding player for us.”

Matthew Gholston | DE | 6-2 | 220 | Austin, Texas / Bowie HS
High School: Attended Bowie High School where he was coached by Jeff Ables...Earned All-District 15-5A First Team honors at linebacker…Named the District 15-5A Defensive MVP by the Westlake Picayune…Scored on a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown against Westlake…Earned All-District 25-5A First Team honors at defensive end as a junior.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Matthew is a guy they moved all over in high school but will primarily be a defensive end for us. He's a great pass rusher who has an unbelievable motor. Watching him on film, he's a guy that never stopped, he's always going after the ball. He brings great athleticism to the defensive line.”

Andy Gonzalez | DE | 6-2 | 230 | Cedar Park, Texas / Leander HS
High School: Attended Leander High School where he was coached by Steve Gideon...Named a First Team All-District 16-5A selection at defensive end...Tallied 71 total tackles including eight sacks as a senior for the Lions...Also notched one interception, batted down two passes and blocked three field goals...Averaged 37.3 yards per punt on 29 kicks with a season-best 58 yard punt...As a junior, he recorded 29 total tackles with five sacks and averaged nearly 35 yards per punt...Also ran track for the Lions.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “We're excited to have Andy – he turned down a NCAA Division I FCS offer to come to Angelo State. He's a defensive end that uses his hands very well and is very athletic. We look forward to him being a big time player for us.”

Matthew Hummingbird | DB | 6-1 | 185 | San Angelo, Texas / Lake View HS
High School: Attended Lake View High School where he was coached by Sterlin Gilbert...Made 112 total tackles as a senior, including six tackles-for-loss…Intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles…Also made 10 catches for 113 yards at tight end…Was named an All-District 2-5A Second Team selection as a junior…Made 72 total tackles two interceptions and three forced fumbles…also blocked an extra point try…Started as a sophomore…As a member of the Chiefs basketball team, he earned First Team All-District 4-4A honors as a junior and Second Team honors after his sophomore season…His brother, Robert, is a member of the Angelo State Track and Field program.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Matt is a guy that is a hard worker, a student of the game, and we're excited to have him. He's a kid that can play out in space and if we need him to, he can play a deep safety as well.”

Colton Lyon | LB | 6-0 | 220 | Boyd, Texas / Boyd HS
High School: Attended Boyd High School where he was coached by J.G. Cartwright...A two-star prospect and No. 78 midle linebacker in the country according to All-District 5-2A First Team selection at running back and linebacker...As a junior earned First Team All-District 9-2A honors at linebacker and second team honors at running back...TexasPrep All-DFW Area First Team selection...Registered 94 tackles, six sacks and an interception, and rushed for 700 yards and eight touchdowns...Invited to the US Army All-America Combine...Earned All-District honors at tight end and linebacker as a sophomore after he logged 52 tackles and an interception despite missing three games with an injury...Named the district newcomer of the year as a freshman...First player in Yellow Jacket history to start on offense and defense as a Freshman...Named the National Underclassmen Ultimate 100 Linebacker MVP and Strongest Man.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Colton is a hard-nosed kid. He played both running back and linebacker, but we really see him fitting best on the defensive side of the ball. He's got a lot of athleticism and he's a guy that's a very good and physical tackler.”

Chase Martin | DB | 6-0 | 180 | San Angelo, Texas / Central HS
High School: Attended San Angelo Central High School where he was coached by Brent Davis…Named to the District 2-5A All-District Second Team at defensive back…Led the team with 115 tackles, while also recording two interceptions, three forced fumbles and a sack…Also a member of the Bobcats track and field team.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Chase is a local kid that we're very excited to have. He's a great free safety that can cover from hash to hash really well. He's very smart, very intelligent when it comes to football and we're looking forward to him being a leader for our defense in years to come.”

Daniel Perez | DB | 5-10 | 160 | San Angelo, Texas / Central HS
High School: Attended San Angelo Central High School where he was coached by Brent Davis…Earned District 2-5A Honorable Mention honors as a defensive back for the Bobcats after recording 46 tackles, two forced fumbles, a sack and a blocked kick as a senior…Also selected as an All-West Texas Super Team member by the San Angelo Standard-Times after he returned three kicks for scores, including a school-record two kick returns for touchdowns against El Paso Franklin…Logged a 101-yard kick return for a touchdown against Lubbock Monterrey…Averaged 39.4 yards per kick return on the season…Recorded the fastest 40-time at the National Athletic Combine West Texas Regional in Odessa…Also a member of the Bobcats track and field team…As a junior, Perez won the District 2-5A 200-meter championship.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Daniel Perez is a corner back and kick returner. He's very fast. He's going to run track for our track and field team also. There's a lot of upside for Daniel. He needs to get a little bigger, but I see him being a big time return man and corner for us.”

Talon Smith | WR | 5-9 | 150 | Odessa, Texas / Permian HS
High School: Attended Permian High School where he was coached by Gary Gaines...A Second Team All-District 3-5A wide receiver...Caught 22 passes for 341 yards as a senior...Had a breakout game against Abilene Cooper with 11 catches for 190 yards...Also a four-year member of the Panthers' track and field team…Played a small role in the movie Friday Night Lights, with one line early in the movie.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Talon is going to be playing in the slot for us. He's very athletic, has great hands and is a very polished route runner. He's going to be a special player and a big part of our offense.”

Austin Sparks | RB/LB | 6-1 | 215 | Marble Falls, Texas / Marble Falls HS
High School: Attended Marble Falls High School where he was coached by Cord Woerner…Named to the District 25-4A First Team at running back after carrying the ball 209 times for 1,169 yards and 14 touchdowns during his senior season…Got stronger as the season progressed with three consecutive games of more than 150 yards, including a season-best 182 yards and two scores against Vandergrift…Saw limited playing time his junior year due to injury…led the team with 753 yards and scored six touchdowns as a sophomore…Also caught five passes for 84 yards and a score in his first year as a varsity starter…His father, Ricky, played football for Howard Payne University.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Austin played on both sides of the ball in high school. He's an athletic kid who can play inside or outside linebacker for us or play tailback. Austin's athleticism and versatility will make him a great asset to the program.”

Warren Truesdale | QB | 6-3 | 190 | San Antonio, Texas / Churchill HS
High School: Attended Churchill High School where he was coached by Glenn Hill...Named to the All-District 26-5A Second Team at quarterback...Also earned Academic All-State First Team honors…Named Churchill's MVP and the MVP of the Gucci Bowl…Father, Bruce, played football at Northern Illinois University.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Warren is your prototypical quarterback – he's 6-3, can run and has a great arm. He's a proven leader. We're excited to have him and he brings a lot of intangibles to the table. He's going to fit with what we want to do in having a quarterback that can run if we need it, but still has an arm to throw it down the field.”

Kyle Washington | QB | 6-4 | 185 | Humble, Texas / Humble HS
High School: Attended Humble High School where he was coached by Walt Beasley...Named the District 18-4A Offensive MVP and to the All-District First Team…Passed for more than 2,000 yards (2,159) and rushed for nearly 500 (495) while leading the Wildcats to a 12-2 record…Threw 17 touchdown passes and just four interceptions while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes (158-of-267)…Added nine touchdowns on the ground…Completed 14-of-19 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 79 yards and a touchdown in a half plus one series against Caney Creek High School…Saw action in two games as a junior, completing 5-of-9 pass attempts for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Kyle's a very athletic quarterback. He still has to grow into his body a little. He's got a great arm and is very mobile. The thing about him is that no one can tackle him. He was hard to bring down. He's a kid that can make things happen when he's got the ball in his hands.”

Jeffrey Williams | DE | 6-3 | 235 | Katy, Texas / Cinco Ranch HS
High School: Attended Cinco Ranch High School where he was coached by Don Clayton...Named to the All-District 19-5A First Team at linebacker...Logged 77 total tackles and four sacks as a senior…Also intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble…Recorded 14 total tackles against Morton Ranch High School and was named MaxPreps Player of the Week…Earned All-District 17-5A Honorable Mention and Academic honors as a junior…Tallied 70 total tackles with three pass breakups and a forced fumble...Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball for the Cougars.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Jeffrey played as a stand-up linebacker and defensive end combo. He's a kid that physically is what you look for in a defensive lineman. His speed, strength and athleticism will make him a dominating player for us.”

Reagan Womack | OL | 6-1 | 266 | Lakeway, Texas / Lake Travis HS
High School: Attended Lake Travis High School where he was coached by Hank Carter…Earned All-District 25-4A Second Team honors after his senior season…Part of a Lake Travis senior class that won a UIL record four-consecutive Texas Class 4A Division I State Championships…His father, David, played football at McNeese State University.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Reagan is very athletic kid who can play either center or guard. He does well pulling and he's going to fit in well in the interior of our offensive line because he can do multiple things. Anytime you can get a kid who comes from a winning program, that knows how to win, knows what it takes, is great.”

Lucas Zoller | OL | 6-5 | 290 | Austin, Texas / Bowie HS
High School: Attended Bowie High School where he was coached by Jeff Ables…Earned All-District 15-5A First Team honors…Named to the All-Centex Second Team by the Austin American Statesman…Garnered All-District 25-5A Second Team honors at tackle as a junior…Named to the Rivals Ultimate 100 for the Southwest Region by in 2008 and '09.

Coach Wagner's Comments: “Lucas is a kid that turned down some bigger opportunities down out-of-state. He wanted to stay in Texas and closer to home. We want to get more athletic up front and Lucas brings that. He's got a great frame and could play either tackle or guard for us.”

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