MEMPHIS, TENN. -- Head coach Larry Porter inked his first-ever Memphis signing class today, adding 26 Tigers to the 2010 roster.
Six of the 26 players announced Wednesday are currently enrolled in school at the U of M, and will go through spring practice, which begins in mid-March. Receiver Dejarrius Adams (6-2, 205) and linebacker Alphonso Bruton (6-3, 225) were previously announced during the mid-year period that began in December. Adams and Bruton both played high school (Miami Killian) and junior college (El Camino) ball together.
Also included in the group that is currently enrolled is a pair of quarterbacks, Andy Summerlin (6-5, 230) and Ryan Williams (6-5, 220), offensive lineman Johnnie Farms (6-2, 305) and running back Jerrell Rhodes (5-10, 195). Farms and Rhodes were teammates at Hargrave Military Academy, and will also be joined in the fall by another Hargave teammate, receiver Sean Farr (6-4, 200). Summerlin is a sophomore transfer from Coffeyville CC, and Williams graduated early from Miramar (FL) High and will gain added experience this spring.
A total of 20 of the signees will hit the field for the Tigers in the fall, and include 16 freshmen, a sophomore and three junior college transfers. The group of freshmen feature three players from Memphis - offensive lineman Al Bond (6-4, 265), linebacker Fred Harvey (5-11, 230) and defensive lineman Corey Jones (6-4, 235) as well as two players from just across the Mississippi state line - offensive lineman Chris Schuetz (6-4, 285) and receiver Bakari Trotter (6-4, 185).
As would be expected with Porter having previously spent the last five seasons at LSU, five Louisiana natives signed with the Memphis Tigers, including defensive back Taurean Nixon (6-1, 190), receiver Reggie Travis (6-3, 180), defensive back Rob'Donovan Lewis (5-11, 175), defensive back Todd Washington (5-11, 180) and athlete Kevin Wright (6-3, 215).
Four additional players are signing with the Tigers after transferring from junior colleges, including linebacker Khiry Battle (6-0, 225), defensive lineman D'Angelo McCray (6-4, 325), running back Kataraus Stanton (6-1, 230) and defensive back Delmon Robinson (5-11, 185). Battle was enrolled last semester at Northwest Arkansas Community College after leaving the University of Arkansas following the 2008 season, in which he played in 10 games as a true freshman. McCray redshirted in 2007 at Illinois and played 11 games in 2008 at Eastern Illinois. He was at Coffeyville Community College in 2009, but redshirted. Robinson played 11 games as a true freshman at Mississippi State before transferring to Copiah-Lincoln CC, where he saw action as a receiver in 2009. Stanton has played the last two seasons at Cisco (TX) College.
Rounding out the 2010 class are incoming freshmen, defensive lineman Devin Clark (6-2, 255) from Batesville, Miss., tight end Justin Henderson (6-4, 250) from North Little Rock, Ark., defensive lineman Martin Ifedi (6-4, 230) from Houston, Texas, receiver Tesfa Samuels (6-2, 175) from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and athlete Shonte Sims (6-0, 175) out of Paris, Tenn.
Porter's signing class is currently ranked 60th nationally by Rivals.com, which is the highest ranking for the Tigers by Rivals since the class was ranked 60th in 2002 - a class that included four-star signees Willie Henderson and DeAngelo Williams. This year's signing class features one four-star athlete (Farr) and 12 three-star signees according to Rivals.com.
Notes: Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and is eligible to participate in spring practice...Played two seasons (2007 & 2008) for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Played in nine games in 2008...Credited with 25 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns...Had a long reception of 49 yards...Led the squad with eight catches for 73 yards and a TD versus Bakersfield as a sophomore...Logged a 37-yard touchdown reception versus Citrus...Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass to send the game to overtime in a 27-24 win over Riverside...Helped squad to a 10-2 record in 2008...Hauled in three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown against Canyons in the second round of the SoCal playoffs...Caught a 17-yard touchdown pass versus Canyons...Played three games as a freshman in 2007...Caught one pass for 10 yards...Also logged one punt return for 16 yards...Prepped at Killian High in Miami...Named to All-Dade 6A-4A third team as a senior defensive back in 2005 by the Miami Herald.
Notes: Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and is eligible to participate in spring practice...Played two seasons (2007 & 2008) for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Played in 11 games in his two seasons at El Camino and totaled 23 tackles...In 2008, registered a pass breakup, a blocked kick and a safety...Served as a team captain in 2008, and led his squad to a 10-2 record... Blocked a punt, recovered the loose ball and then made a 10-yard return for a touchdown in 2008 against Long Beach City...Prepped at Miami Killian High School...Was a third-team All-Dade honoree in 2006 and was invited to participate in the 10th annual Nike South Florida All-Star Football game following his senior season.
Notes: Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and is eligible to participate in spring practice...Originally signed with North Carolina in February 2009 before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy...Played for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave...Ranked No. 16 on the Rivals.com prep school Top 50 list...A four-star lineman at Perry High School according to Rivals.com...Played at PHS for coach Andy Scott...Listed by Rivals.com and Scout.com as the No. 11 offensive guard in the country out of high school...Considered the No. 9 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep...Was a SuperPrep All-American and the No. 16 offensive lineman in the country...Selected to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution Super 11 team...Rated the No. 15 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com...ESPN.com ranked him among the top 30 offensive guards in the country...Was also a member of PrepStar's High School All-America Team...Was twice named first-team all-state in Georgia.
Notes: Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and is eligible to participate in spring practice...Played one season for coach Darian Dulin at Coffeyville CC...Led Ravens to a 7-4 record in 2009 with all four losses occurring against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally...Coffeyville finished ranked 12th nationally in the final NJCAA poll...Set a new school record for passing yards in a season with 2,302 yards in '09...Tied the school record for completions in a single game with 32 against Navarro in the season opener...Named first-team all-conference and earned the team's Most Valuable Player award...Completed 14-of-19 pass attempts for 258 yards and a touchdown in the 54-12 win over Rochester in the North Star Bowl...Also rushed for a touchdown in the post-season contest...Redshirted in 2008...Played for coach Rick Darlington at Apopka High...Primarily ran the shotgun spread offense his senior season...Passed for over 1,000 yards and rushed for nearly 500 yards...Missed a majority of his junior season with a knee injury.
Notes: Graduated from Miramar High in early January and enrolled at the University of Memphis...Is eligible to participate in spring practice...Played for coach Damon Cogdell at MHS...Threw for 2,455 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior...Completed 175 of 282 pass attempts...Set a state record with five touchdown passes in the State Championship game against DeLand, breaking the previous record set by Tim Tebow... Named Beef O'Brady's MVP of the 6A State Championship game...Completed 18 of 21 pass attempts for 254 yards and five touchdowns in leading MHS to its first-ever state title...The 85.7% completion rating set a record, and made him the only QB to hold two state records...Led squad to a 14-1 record and a Class 6A state title...Named Broward All-County by the Sun-Sentinel...Team ranked 27th nationally...Twice named Player of the Week in December by MaxPreps.com...Earned honors after throwing for 267 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Dr. Krop (Miami)...Selected Player of the Week again for five-TD effort versus DeLand...Threw for over 200 yards in four games, and tossed multiple touchdown passes in six contests...Honored by Miami Dolphins as the Outstanding High School Player on Dec. 27, 2009...Played at Plantation American Heritage High before transferring to Miramar as a senior...As a sophomore, was a starter and led squad to a perfect 10-0 season for the first time in school history...Broke school records for most yards passing and most passing touchdowns in a season and was named team's Offensive MVP as a junior.
Notes: Played defensive end and tight end for coach Lance Pogue at South Panola High...Rated as a three-star defensive end by Rivals.com...Listed as No. 26 on the Mississippi Top 30 by Rivals.com...Registered 86 tackles, including 14.5 sacks in 2008...Also logged two fumble recoveries, both of which were against Southaven, and forced a fumble versus Olive Branch...Posted a season-high 10 tackles against Clarksdale, and also tallied nine stops versus Tupelo...Logged five or more tackles in 11 of the 15 games during the '09 season...Contributed on or made a solo sack in 13 games...Posted a season-high two sacks against Southaven...Also tallied 1.5 sacks in four other contests...Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game...Helped squad to a 14-1 record and a Mississippi Class 6A state championship as a senior...Team ranked No. 1 in Mississippi and 18th in the nation by MaxPreps.com...Team boasts a 43-2 record and two state championships from 2007-09.
Notes: Played for coach Cedric Miller at Southwind High...Was a left tackle for the Jaguars...Described as "an athletic big guy"...Was a first-team District 15-AAA offensive tackle...Served as a team captain in 2009...Honored as the Most Valuable Lineman as a senior...SHS offensive line was key in passing offense ranking among the area's top 15 with an average of 140 yards per game... Blocked for running back Daveonn Porter who rushed for 200-plus yards in back-to-back games...Porter logged 546 yards in six games before he was injured...Also plays center for the Southwind basketball team.
White Station HS
Notes: Played for coach Devin Rutherford at White Station High...Listed as a three-star linebacker by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 21 on Rivals.com's Tennessee Midseason Top 25...Named Class 6A all-state and was an all-district selection as a linebacker...Also tabbed as an all-metro honoree...Helped squad to a 13-2 record and a Class 6A state championship in 2009...Registered 89 tackles, including 13 sacks as a senior...Was a Best of the Preps selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...Was selected to play in the Liberty Bowl All-Star game...Recorded 78 solo tackles and 21 sacks as a junior...Blocked a punt in 2008...Also tallied 62 tackles, including eight sacks in 2007.
Notes: Played for coach Ed Rich at Southaven High...Saw action in various positions on the offensive line...Primarily anchored the left side of the line...Helped block for a quarterback who threw for over 1,600 yards in '09...Southaven also had three backs rush for more than 200 yards, including Chris Rice, who logged 699 yards...Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game...Selected as the Offensive Line MVP and strongest man at the National Underclassmen Combine...Bench pressed 185 pounds 14 times and also ran a 4.88 shuttle at the event...Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a first-round appearance in the 6A playoffs...Also saw action on defense and tallied 12 tackles as a senior...Logged a season-high five tackles against Columbus.
Vicksburg HS/Copiah-Lincoln CC
Notes: Transferring to Memphis from Copiah-Lincoln Community College...Made 20 catches for 247 yards in 2009 at Copiah-Lincoln...Previously signed with Mississippi State as a wide receiver in February 2008...Played in 11 games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs in '08...Caught 12 passes for 125 yards...Hauled in five receptions for 63 yards in the season opener versus Louisiana Tech...Also tallied eight kick returns for 134 yards and made three punt returns as a freshman...Asked for a release from MSU in July 2009, and transferred to Copiah-Lincoln...Played for coach Alonzo Stevens at Vicksburg High...Selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama High School all-star game as a defensive back ...Rated among the top 25 recruits in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season...Also selected second-team, all-state as a defensive back by the Clarion-Ledger...All-around athlete who excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track on the high school level.
Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Lab HS
Notes: Prepped at Southern Lab High under coach Michael Roach...A three-star defensive back by Rivals.com...Also rated No. 42 on the Louisiana Top 50 by Rivals.com...Logged 28 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and three sacks...Returned nine kicks/punts for touchdowns as a senior...Named the District 6-1A Defensive Most Valuable Player...Named to the 1A all-state team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...Was the captain of his squad and led the 2009 Kittens to a 7-4 record...Was one of 20 finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman award...Participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season...Also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl.
Notes: Prepped at Plaquemine High under coach Bob Howell...Logged 523 yards receiving and hauled in seven touchdowns on just 22 receptions in a triple-option offense in 2009...Logged 95 yards and two touchdowns on just two catches in a 34-0 win over Lusher...Posted a 99-yard touchdown reception against St. Amant...Hauled in a pass of 50 or more yards in three games...PHS finished 6-5 with a loss in the first round of the playoffs in '09...Played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl... Caught four passes, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in the All-American Bowl...Earned Offensive Co-MVP honors for the West squad, which won, 27-12...Also participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season...Tallied 35 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns as a junior...Completed a 38-yard touchdown pass in 2008...Named honorable mention All-District 9-3A in 2008.
Notes: Played for coach Joey Penders at Jonesboro-Hodge High...Rated a three-star cornerback by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 15 on Rivals.com's Louisiana Top 50...Rated as the No. 53 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com...A versatile player who logged action on both sides of the ball and helped his team to an 8-4 record and a second-round appearance in the Class 2A playoffs...Logged 93 tackles, six interceptions and two sacks...Rushed for 751 yards and 13 touchdowns off 61 carries in 2009...Hauled in 20 receptions for 220 yards and a touchdown...Also tossed two touchdown passes as a senior...Named on the Baton Rouge Advocate's Louisiana Top 40 Senior Football Players list...Named the District Most Valuable Player as a free safety...Named all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a junior.
Notes: Played for coach Mark Byrd at Westside High...Helped team to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2009...Logged 85 tackles, including 17 sacks...Made a 15-yard return for a touchdown off an interception against Milby...Also tallied 23 tackles for lost yardage...Selected to the All-Greater Houston all-state second team...Was an honorable mention pick to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state team...Named to the MaxPreps.com District 5A-20 first team...Logged a season-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, against Sharpstown High...Posted five or more tackles in seven games in 2009...Recorded three sacks against both Sharpstown and Madison...Credited with two caused fumbles versus Alief Elsik...Logged 14 tackles in five games played as a junior.
Henry County HS
Notes: Played quarterback and safety, and was a team captain in 2009 for coach Joe Gaddis at Henry County High...Completed 42 of 69 pass attempts for 742 yards and eight touchdowns in `09...Set a school record by completing 60.8 percent of his passes...Also rushed for 594 yards and eight touchdowns off 103 carries...Was a four-year starter at safety and led the team each year in tackles...Is part of the winningest team in school history with a four-year record of 35-5...Registered 29 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery as a senior as his defensive role was limited after getting the starting nod at QB...Helped squad to a 10-2 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs...Holds the school's record for interception return yardage with 167 yards in his career....Named the Most Outstanding Player at the 82nd Annual Paris Lions Club banquet...Named the District 10-AAA Most Valuable Player and played safety in the Tennessee East-West All-Star game in Jefferson City...Was one of four HCHS Patriots named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State team...Chosen to the All-West Tennessee team by the Jackson Sun and the All-Midstate team by The Nashville Tennessean...Worked as a receiver and safety in 2008...Team finished the year at 13-1...Was a 4A all-state pick as a junior...Most remembered for snatching the ball away from Melrose quarterback Tromarcus Toney and racing 40 yards to give the Patriots a 27-26 victory in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA Class 4A state playoffs in 2007...Patriots reached the state semifinals in three straight years from 2006-08.
Notes: Played for coach Tim Detillier at Lutcher High...A three-star defensive back by Rivals.com...Rated as the No. 45 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com...Posted 48 tackles, 18 pass breakups and three interceptions in 2009...Helped squad to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the state 4A semifinals....Tallied a season-high nine tackles versus Belle Chase...Registered seven tackles against Easton, and six stops versus Huntington...Posted interceptions against Destrehan and Easton...Named to the 2009 Class 4A all-state first team by the Baton Rouge Advocate...Helped team to a 12-2 record and a Class 3A championship as a junior...Totaled 40 tackles, 28 of which were solo stops, in 2008...Also tallied three interceptions as a junior...Logged a season-best eight tackles versus Port Allen in '08...Also registered five stop stops against White...Hauled in interceptions versus Brusly, St. Louis and Cecilia...Named to the District 9-3A all-state second team in 2007.
Baltimore City, MD
Dunbar HS/Hargrave Military
Notes: Joins the Tigers after one season under coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy...Ranked eighth nationally with 1,000 receiving yards in 2009...Posted six catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the U.S. Naval Academy (junior varsity midshipmen)...Also tallied 107 yards and a 35-yard touchdown on nine receptions against South Alabama...Listed as a four-star receiver by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 14 on the Rivals.com Prep School Top 50...Scored 10 receiving touchdowns is 2009...Originally signed with Louisville in February 2009...Played for Lawrence Smith at Baltimore Dunbar High School...Considered one of the top prospects in the state of Maryland coming out of high school...Guided team to a perfect 14-0 record, a school record for wins...Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl...Named to the Baltimore Metro team...Recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons...Part of a Poets' squad which scored a state-record 196 points in four playoff games, eclipsing the old mark (141) held by state champion Urbana in 1999...Was a first-team Small School All-State selection...Caught 49 passes for 1,383 yards as a junior...Averaged 28.2 yard per catch...Tallied 18 touchdowns...Caught three touchdowns for the Poets in their 2007 Small School State Championship game...Named to the 2007 Maryland all-state team...Entered senior year rated the No. 57 receiver in the nation...Helped squad to the Maryland Small School State championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA/Christian Life Academy
Notes: Played for coach Warren Capone at Christian Life Academy...Was a dual-threat quarterback who is slated to play receiver at Memphis...Named second-team District 8-1A as a quarterback in '09 after throwing for 786 yards and seven touchdowns...Logged 622 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 113 carries as a senior...Versatile player who also tallied 11 receptions for 154 yards...Earned first-team District 8-1A honors as a return specialist in 2009...Was a team captain for Christian Life as a senior...Participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season...Caught three passes for 77 yards and a 39-yard touchdown in the all-star game...Also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl...Led squad to a Class 1A state championship in 2008.
Andrew Jackson HS/Coffeyville CC
Notes: Transfers to Memphis from Coffeyville Community College, where he redshirted the 2009 season...Signed with Illinois and redshirted the 2007 season before transferring to Eastern Illinois...Played 11 games during the 2008 season at EIU...Registered 11 tackles, including two TFL for a loss of three yards...Also credited with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in '08...Prepped at Andrew Jackson High for coach Kevin Sullivan...Was a second-team USA Today All-American...Rated the 45th-best player in the country by Rivals.com coming out of high school...Ranked 43rd on PrepStar's Top 100 team...Was a 2006 East U.S. Army All-American as well as a SuperPrep All-American...Rated the No. 14 recruit in the state of Florida by SuperPrep...Listed as a member of the PrepStar Dream Team...Ranked No. 64 on ESPN's Top 150 list...Named the 16th best player in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel...Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior posting 40 tackles and eight sacks in just six games...Listed as a five-star recruit, ranking as the fourth-best defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com...Ranked among the top 100 players in the South...Recorded 80 tackles as a junior, including 26 for loss and 13 sacks...Helped squad win three district and one conference championship.
Notes: Transferred to the University of Memphis from Northwest Arkansas Community College...Previously signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks in February 2008...Lettered as a true freshman for the Razorbacks after playing in 10 games and registering five tackles during the '08 season...Left Arkansas in June 2009 and transferred to Northwest Arkansas Community College...Prepped at Dacula High under coach Kevin Maloof...Lined up at safety and running back as a senior at DHS...Totaled 86 tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, five pass break ups and three forced fumbles...Ranked as the No. 62 safety in the nation by Rivals.com...Listed as the No. 95 running back in the nation and the No. 56 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by Scout.com.
Jordan HS/Hargrave Military
Notes: Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and is eligible to participate in spring practice...Originally signed with North Carolina in February 2009 before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy...Played for coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave...Logged 10 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns versus Frostburg State in '09...Also scored a touchdown versus Walter Reed in the Military Bowl...Prepped at Jordan High under coach Mike Briggs...Considered one of the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer and SuperPrep...Member of PrepStar's High School All-Atlantic Region Team...Listed in the North Carolina postseason Top 35 by Rivals.com in 2009...Was 46th on Rivals.com list of all-purpose backs...Named the PAC-6 offensive player of the year and running back of the year...Rushed for more than 4,000 career yards as he established the school's all-time rushing mark...Gained 1,241 rushing yards as a senior...Rushed 183 times for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns as a junior...Had 1,541 rushing yards as a sophomore...Named all-state, all-conference and all-area all four years of high school...Rushed for 361 yards against East Chapel Hill High.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale HS
Notes: Played for coach Richard Dunbar at Fort Lauderdale High... Posted 27 receptions for over 650 yards as a senior...Caught seven passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-19 loss to Archbishop McCarthy...The 253 receiving yards was the fourth-largest total by a receiver in Broward County history...Had touchdown receptions of 34 yards and 80 yards versus McCarthy...Caught a 33-yard touchdown pass against Flanagan...Invited to participate in the Broward County Athletic Association All-Star game in Dec. 2009...Also played in the North vs. South All-Star game...Has only played one year of prep football.
Horn Lake, MS
Horn Lake HS
Notes: Prepped at Horn Lake High under coach John Cooley...Worked as a receiver and some in the secondary...Totaled four receptions for 48 yards in just three games in 2009...Had a season-long 30-yard reception versus Briarcrest Christian...Named all-state and was selected as the team's Best Receiver...Recorded 23 receptions for 442 yards and six touchdowns as a junior...Posted a season-high 101 yards on three receptions against South Panola...Scored in three straight games versus South Panola, DeSoto Central and Starkville...Also logged nine tackles and a kick return as a junior...Tallied 192 yards and three TDs on 14 receptions as a sophomore...Had a season-high 71 yards receiving in the '07 season opener versus Westwood...Included in the 71 yards is a 45-yard touchdown reception.
Notes: Played for coach Nathan Cole at Mitchell High...Helped MHS to a 10-4 record and an appearance in the Class 5A state semifinals...Tallied 99 tackles, including 64 solo stops in 2009...Also credited with five sacks in '09...Is a three-star defensive end according to Rivals.com...Registered a season-high 18 tackles, 14 of which were solo strikes versus Hillcrest...Also credited with double-digit stops versus Jackson North Side (11) and Beech (10)...Tallied seven or more tackles in 10 games in 2009...Recorded two sacks against both Jackson North Side and Melrose...Snagged an interception against Hamilton and a fumble recovery versus White Station...Named all-state and all-metro following his senior season...Participated in the East-West All-Star game...Logged 97 tackles (65 solo) and 10 sacks as a junior...Registered double digit tackles in 2008 versus Christian Brothers (10), Crockett County (16) and Haywood (13)...Credited with three fumble recoveries as a junior against Hillcrest, Westwood and Haywood...Forced a fumble against Christian Brothers and Westwood...Registered three sacks against Westwood and two versus Hillcrest.
North Little Rock, AR
North Little Rock HS
Notes: Played defensive end and tight end for coach Brad Bolding at North Little Rock High...Helped squad to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the Class 7A playoffs...Caught a touchdown in a win over Texarkana...Had two receptions versus El Dorado, including one for a 20-yard gain...Caught a 61-yard touchdown pass in the state semifinals versus Fort Smith Southside...Caught a seven-yard pass against Bryant...Was named first-team all-conference in 2009...Transferred to North Little Rock from Little Rock Central following his junior year.
Diboll HS/Cisco College
Notes: Transferring to Memphis from Cisco College...Played in eight games during the 2009 season...Rushed for 1,172 yards and seven touchdowns on 205 carries...Opened the '09 season with 140 yards and a touchdown against Garden City CC...Rolled off five straight games with 100-plus yards rushing, including posting a season-high 334 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries versus Tyler JC...Tallied 150 yards versus Trinity Valley, 258 against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and 106 versus both Air Force JV and Navarro College...Posted multiple rushing TDs in three straight games versus Tyler, Trinity Valley and Northeast Oklahoma A&M...Also caught 14 passes for 109 yards in '09...Played in seven games and totaled 286 yards and one score on 72 carries in 2008...Also logged four receptions for 31 yards...Originally signed with Louisiana Tech out of Diboll High in February 2008...Lettered three years at DHS, two for coach Gary Martel...Set school record with 2,054 rushing yards in 2007 despite not playing the fourth quarter in almost every game...Scored 43 touchdowns as a junior and senior...Led Diboll to state playoffs before losing in the first round, 65-59...Had 427 yards rushing on 15 carries in the loss...Selected as District 20-3A Offensive MVP following his senior season...Named first-team all-district...Selected as the District Player of the Year by Dave Campbell's Football Magazine...Was an all-East Texas and all-Polk County Enterprise selection.