Tigers Land 24 Football Signees
Feb. 2, 2000
MEMPHIS, TN - 2000 TIGER FOOTBALL SIGNEES
MATT ADAMS - QB, 6-1, 195, Fr., Pensacola, FL/Pensacola Catholic HS Lettered in football and baseball at Pensacola Catholic High School ... Started the first four games of the 1999 season before suffering a knee injury in the fifth game of the year ... Over the four plus games he completed 78-of-120 passes for 1,070 yards and 11 touchdowns ... He added 465 yards rushing on 53 attempts and scored four touchdowns ... For his play in 1999 he was named to the Florida All-Panhandle 2nd team and to the Florida All-State team (honorable mention) ... As a junior he passed for 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns completing 52-of-138 pass attempts ... He also rushed for 890 yards and seven touchdowns ... Has been timed at 4.65 in the forty yard dash ... A standout baseball player who was named to the 1999 all-area and Florida All-State teams ... Batted .340 as a junior with 13 home runs in leading his team to them state final four in baseball ... Played football for coach Keith Hindsley at Pensacola Catholic.
DERRICK BALLARD - LB, 6-2, 200, Fr., Madison, GA/ Morgan County HS Lettered in football and basketball at Morgan County High School ... Played both tailback and defensive back ... Rushed for 1,118 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 1999 ... As a defensive back he recorded 71 tackles and seven pass interceptions ... Led his team to a 9-1 record and a bid to the Class 2A state playoffs in 1999 ... Was named to the Georgia Sportswriter's All-State team ... Was named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia 75 recruiting list ... Was recruited by Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech ... Is a starter for the Morgan County basketball team ... Played for coach Ronny Moore at Morgan County High.
JEREMIAH BONDS - RB, 5-9, 175, Fr., Huntsville, AL/J.O. Johnson HS Lettered in both football and track at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Alabama ... Played tailback and corner in high school ... Was named to the Alabama 5A All-State team (honorable mention) in 1999 ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters for track team and has been timed at 6.25 in the 55 meter indoor ... Played for coach Harold Wells at J.O. Johnson High.
JASON BROUSSARD - OL, 6-6, 285, Fr., Elmott, TX/Connally HS Lettered in both football, basketball and baseball at Connally High School ... Played football as a freshman but following an injury did not play again until 1999 ... Became a starter in the offensive line as a senior ... Recorded 39 knockdown blocks during the 1999 season ... Was named 2nd team All-District 8-3A as an offensive lineman in 1999 ... Lettered for three years in basketball and baseball ... Was a 1st team all-district selection in basketball in 1998-99 ... Was a two year all-district selection in baseball ...Played for coach Buddy Griffin at Connally High.
JERRY BROWN - OL, 6-7, 320, Fr., Nashville, TN/Brentwood Academy Played his prep football at Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee ... Helped his team to the state playoffs where they eventually lost to CBHS of Memphis ... Played offensive tackle at Brentwood and was a two-year starter ... Was named to the All-Williamson County team in 1999 ... Was named 1st team All-Region and 1st team All-State in 1999 ... Also lettered in basketball and has been a two year starter ... Was recruited by Vanderbilt and Wake Forest as well as Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Played for coach Carlton Flatt and Tom Moore.
VINCENT BROWN - LB, 6-1, 230, Fr., Lynchburg, VA/Fork Union Military Enrolled at Memphis in January following one season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia ... Played his prep football at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia ... Lettered for three years in football ... Was an all-area selection in 1998 and was an all-region pick in 1998 ... Was named to the all-district team in 1997 and 1998 ... Was named to Prep Star Magazine's Dream Team in 1998 ... Was credited with 133 total tackles as a senior (91 solos and 42 assists) as well as seven quarterback sacks (-74 yards), one interception which he returned for a touchdown and seven QB hurries ... As a fullback he rushed for 230 yards on 42 attempts and scored seven touchdowns ... Had a 70-yard run for a touchdown against Jefferson Forest which was the only score of the game ... Had 102 total tackles as a junior (72 solos) and rushed for 123 yards on 23 attempts ... Was a starter at offensive guard as a sophomore ... Set the E.C. Glass record for tackles in a game with 24 ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for coach Bo Henson at E.C. Glass.
ROBERT DOUGLASS- RB, 6-3, 190, Fr., St. Louis, MO/Lutheran North HS Comes to the Tigers after an outstanding prep career at Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri ... Played both running back and linebacker in high school ... Led his team to the Missouri State 3A Championship in 1999 ... Had 78 carries for 580 yards during the 1999 season ... Averaged 7.4 yards per carry ... Had one punt return for 60 yards and returned ten kickoffs for 243 yards ... Scored 44 points during the `99 season ... As a defensive end had 44 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, six quarterback sacks and two blocked punts ... Was an all-conference, all-district, All-St. Louis Metro and all-state selection as a defensive end ... Was recruited by Illinois, Iowa and Michigan State before selecting the Tigers ... Played for coach Jim Manion at Lutheran North.
SEAN GARRIS - DB, 5-11, 180, Fr., Taramac, FL/J.P. Taravella HS Lettered as a quarterback and defensive back at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs ... Was a three year starter at quarterback and defensive back ... Was also used as the team's kick returner ... Was named to the 1999 All-Broward County Team (2nd) ... Received honorable mention All-Dade County honors as a sophomore and junior ... Nominated for and played in the 1999 Dade vs Broward County All-Star game ... Over his three year career was credited with 125 total tackles and 10 pass interceptions ... Also lettered for three years in basketball and for four years in track ... Played for coach David Rooney at Taravella High.
KENYUN GLOVER - DE, 6-3, 250, Fr., Memphis, TN/Overton HS Lettered in both football and basketball at Overton High School in Memphis ... Lettered for four years in football and for three years in basketball ... Was selected 1st team all-region as an offensive lineman and was named second team as a defensive lineman ... Was credited with 70 tackles, five quarterback sacks, five tackles for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries in helping lead Overton High to a 5-5 record in 1999 ... Played for coach Mitch Davis at Overton High.
JAMIE GREEN - LB, 6-4, 200, Fr., Texarkana, TX/Liberty Eylau HS Lettered as a quarterback/defensive back at Liberty Eylau High School ... Led his tam to the Texas 3A State Championship in 1999 ... Scored on a 47-yard run in the state championship game against Mathis High School ... Also tallied a two-point conversion in the 49-6 victory ... Was also the team's punter ... Was named to the Texarkana Gazette All-Area team as a punter ... Was named to the Associated Press Texas 3A All-State team ... Was named to Texas' All-State team (2nd) as a defensive back ... Gained approximately 1,300 yards of total offense while sharing time at quarterback ... Rushed for 277 yards and passed for 972 yards and nine touchdowns in 1999 ... Was credited with three pass interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, as a defensive back ... Received the Nick Blain Outstanding Special teams Award for Liberty Eylau High School in 1999 ... Also lettered in basketball and in track ... Played for coach David Ream at Liberty Eylau High.
DREW HARMON - OL, 6-4, 245, Fr. Sharpsburg, GA/East Coweta HS Played offensive line for East Coweta High School ... Lettered for three years in football ... Graded over 80% in his blocking during the 1999 season ... Was named to the all-region, all-county and All-South Metro teams in 1999 ... Extremely strong player ... Cleans 340 pounds, benches 350 and squats 500 pounds ... Is the cousin of former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon and UCLA quarterback Mark Harmon ... Played for coach Donny Cronic ... Can work at either of the guard positions.
SHAKA HILL - FB/LB, 6-3, 250, Fr., Madison, TN/Goodpasture HS Commits to the Tigers after being heavily recruited ... Listed in Super Preps Magazine as one of the top recruits in the state of Tennessee ... Has 4.6 speed in the forty yard dash ... Rushed for over 600 yards and scored nine touchdowns in leading Goodpasture High School to the state 2A title in 1999 ... Was credited with 96 total tackles including 69 solo stops, 23 assisted hits, four tackles for lost yardage and three quarterback sacks as a linebacker ... Was named to the TSSAA All-State team as a linebacker as well as the Associated Press All-State team ... Was a 1st team All-Region 4-2A selection and was named the 1999 Region 4-2A Defensive MVP for 1999 ... Was named the Lawrenceburg Middle Tennessee Quarterback Club Player of the Year ... Was voted the Mid-State Defensive Player of the Year for 1999 ... Was named the 1998 runner-up for the Mr. Football Award ... Was named to the all-state team in 1999 as a linebacker ... Listed by Rivals100.com as one of the Southeast Top 100 Recruits and is rated as the 73rd best linebacker in the nation ... Career totals read 2,034 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns ... Benches 360, squats over 430 and has power cleaned over 300 pounds ... Visited Tennessee in December and was recruited by Michigan, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss ... Played for coach David Martin.
JASON JOHNSON- TE/P, 6-3, 235, Fr. St. Louis, MO/Pattonville HS Lettered in both football and basketball at Pattonville HS ... Earned three letters in football and was a two year starter ... Served as captain of the team as a senior ... Was a second team all-conference selection ... Had 11 pass receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 17.7 yards per catch ... Caught 24 passes for 416 yards as a junior in 1998 ... Had two touchdown receptions ... Averaged 16.5 yards per reception as a junior ... Was a 1st team all-conference selection in 1998 ... Was also being recruited by the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois ... Played for coach Don Greco at Pattonville High.
DAVID McNAIR - DE, 6-3, 235, Fr., Dunn, NC/Hargrave Military Academy Lettered at Hargrave Military Academy while working as both a defensive end and outside linebacker ... Posted a forty yard dash time of 4.81 at Hargrave ... Committed to North Carolina State after prep career ... Played for coach Lonnie Messick at Hargrave.
LLOYD PATTERSON - ATH, 5-10, 165, Fr., Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS Lettered in football at Whitehaven High School in Memphis ... Played wide receiver for the Tigers ... Appeared in nine games during the 1999 season and played opposite Devin Yarbrough who also signed with Memphis ... Caught 21 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 16.8 yards per catch during the `99 season ... Was ranked 12th in Shelby Metro in catches per game (2.3) and was 14th in yards per game (39.1) ... Was ranked 2nd in Region 8-5A in receiving yards and was 18th in the region in scoring ... Helped Whitehaven to a record of 6-3 in 1999 ... Is the son of former Memphis quarterback Lloyd Patterson (1975-78) ... Played for coach Stan Collins at Whitehaven.
REGINALD PERKINS - WR, 5-9, 165, Jr. Vicksburg, MS/Hinds JC Signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled in January to participate in spring drills ... Lettered for two years at Hinds Junior College ... Led Hinds Junior College in receiving and punt returns in 1999 and helped team to state runner-up position in Mississippi Junior College Championships ... Hinds had 10-2 record in 1999 ... Was named Junior College all-State and all-American in 1999 ... Had 59 pass receptions for 1,265 yards and 13 touchdowns during the 1999 season ... Averaged 21.4 yards per reception ... Also returned seven punts for 109 yards with a long return of 40 yards ... Was timed at 4.4 in the forty yard dash in junior college ... Is the cousin of Mississippi State receiver Kevin Prentiss and Chicago Cubs player Roosevelt Brown ... Played for coach Gene Murphy at Hines Junior College ... Played prep football at Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi ... Lettered in football and baseball ... Was an all-county, all-region and all-state selection as a senior ... Had 53 pass receptions for 1,112 yards during his senior season ... Played for coach J.W. Knox at Vicksburg High School.
ERIC PETERSON - TE, 6-5, 240, Fr., Germantown, TN/Houston HS Was named to the 5A All-Tennessee Team (1st team) in 1999 ... Has been nominated for the 2000 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Listed by Murphy Fair as preseason all-state at defensive end ... First team All-Shelby Metro in 1999 ... Was named to Associated Press' 5A All-State Team in 1999 ... Was named team 5A All-State by the Tennessee Sportswriters ... Played both tight end and defensive end for Houston ... Was a four year letter winner and a three year starter for the Mustangs in football ... Was an all-region and all-district second team selection as a junior ... Has lettered for three years in basketball and for four years in track at Houston ... Played center on the basketball team and serves as the Mustang's high jumper and shot putter ... Placed fifth in the Tennessee state championships in the high jump in 1997 with a jump of 6'6" ... Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston High.
JIMOND PUGH - OL, 6-3, 290, So., Pensacola, FL/Florida A&M Came to Memphis as a transfer from Florida A&M in the fall of 1999 ... Sat out the 1999 season under the transfer rules ... Worked with the offensive scout team in the fall of 1999 ... Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the 1999 Football Banquet ... Can work as either a guard or center for the Tigers ... Was redshirted during the fall of 1998 at Florida A&M ... Played his prep football at Pensacola (FL) High School ... Lettered in football, track and weightlifting ... Was a three year football letter winner ... Played both guard and tackle ... Was a first team all-area selection, all-region and All Big Six selection in football in 1997 and was a second team 6A All-State pick ... Graded 95% in blocking and had 13 pancake blocks vs. Montgomery Sidney Lanier High as a senior ... Graded over 90% in blocking during his senior season ... Gave up no quarterback sacks as a junior and senior ... Is the cousin of IBF, WBC and WBO light heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. ... Played for coach Mike Bennett at Pensacola High.
JEREMY RONE - DE, 6-3, 220, Fr., Texarkana, TX/Liberty Eylau HS Was a Texas Sportswriters All-State selection (2nd) and an all-District 14-3A pick at defensive end ... Helped lead his Liberty Eylau High School team to the Texas 3A State Championship ... Had a fumble recovery to stop a Mathis High School drive in the state championship game ... Was credited with 94 tackles and three quarterback sacks in 1999 ... Was named to the Texas 3A All-State team (2nd) ... Was named to the Texarkana Gazette All-Area Team as a defensive lineman in 1999 ... Received the Paul Huddleston Head Hunter Award for 1999 ... Lettered for three years in football ... Has also lettered for three years in basketball and three years in track ... Played for coach David Ream at Liberty Eylau.
ERIC TAYLOR - DE, 6-3, 250, Fr., Winchester, TN/Franklin County HS Played linebacker and tight end at Franklin County High in Winchester (TN) ... Was an all-region selection in 1998 and 1999 ... Was named to the Nashville Tennessean's All-Midstate Team in 1999... Was named to the 1999 Tennessee all-State team (honorable mention) ... Was the MVP at Franklin County High for the past two years ... After missing two games with a ligament sprain in his knee registered 95 tackles over the remaining eight contests ... Had 50 solo tackles and 45 assisted stops ... Also logged one pass interception ... As a tight end he caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 14.8 yards per catch ... During the 1998 season he caught eight passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns ... Recorded 86 tackles as a junior with 35 solo hits ... Logged two pass interceptions as a junior ... Visited Alabama and South Carolina ... Also lettered in basketball ... Average 17 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior ... Played for coach Red Roberts at Franklin County High.
TRAVIS TRIPLETT - OL, 6-5, 285, Fr. St. Louis, MO/Parkway South HS Played both offensive and defensive line at Parkway South High ... Was a first team all-conference, all-district and All-St. Louis Metro selection in football ... Was named to the Missouri All-State team (2nd team) in 1999 ... Also lettered in track at Parkway South High ... Played for coach Tom Daily.
HENRY WASHINGTON - DB, 5-9, 165, Fr., Dallas, TX/Kimball HS Played cornerback and receiver in high school ... Was an all-city and all-district selection in football in 1999 ... Lettered in track and football in high school ... Runs the 100 meters (10.5), the 200 meters (21.2) and the lad leg of the 4X100 relay team ... Relay team won the Texas state championship in the spring of 1999 ... Played for coach James Jones at Kimball High.
VON WEBB - WR, 6-0, 180, Fr., Athens, AL/Athens HS Played wide receiver and cornerback at Athens High School ... Had 37 pass receptions for 714 yards and seven touchdowns in 1999 ... Was named to the All-Area team which is voted on by the prep coaches ... Was selected to the All-County and the Alabama All-State team (2nd team) as voted on by the Alabama Sportswriters Association ... Also lettered in track ... Was time at 10.58 in the qualifying for the state 100 meters championships ... Ran a 10.73 in the state finals to place second ... Was recruited by North Carolina State and UAB ... Played for coach Steve Rivers.
DANNY WIMPRINE - QB, 6-1, 205, Fr. New Orleans, LA/J.P. Curtis HS A two year starter at J.P. Curtis High School in New Orleans ... Led J.P. Curtis to back-to-back Louisiana State championships in football ... Over his four year career, Curtis had an overall record of 53-2 ... Led team to the 1999 state title ... Rushed for 567 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1999 and passed for 500 yards and four scores ... Was named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Top Prospect List for 1999 ... Was listed among Dandy Don's Top Prospects in Louisiana ... As a junior, led his team to the state title ... Rushed for over 900 yards as a junior ... Scored on a 25-yard run and a one yard run against Hannan High and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass in the 1998 playoffs ... Was the starter as a sophomore and was par-time starter as a freshman ... Was 9 and 2 as a pitcher as a junior ... Has been clocked at 89 miles per hour with his fastball ... Has cleaned 300 pounds ... Played for coach John Curtis.
DEVIN YARBROUGH - WR, 5-10, 165, Fr., Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS
Led Whitehaven High School in receiving in 1999 ... Had 32 receptions for 457 yards in nine games played ... Averaged 14.3 yards per reception and had three touchdown catches ... His 32 receptions led region 8-5A ... Was ranked 7th in Shelby-Metro area in catches per contest ... Was ranked 9th in Shelby Metro in receiving yards per game ... Received honorable mention from Associated Press on the 5A All-State team ... Was a 1st team All-Region 8-5A selection in 1999 ... Led the region in receiving and was ranked 5th in kickoff returns and 10th in all-purpose yards ... Top performance of 1999 came against Collierville HS when he caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown ... Also had five kickoff returns in 1999 for 115 yards ... Played for coach Stan Collins at Whitehaven High.