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2013 Recruiting Class Update

 
2013 Recruiting Class Update
Posted February 6th, 2013 @ 2:50pm
Early Signee Jed Barnett
P
6-2
215
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Camas, Wash. (Laney College)
Early Signee Dannon Cavil
WR
6-5
205
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San Antonio, Texas (James Madison HS)
Early Signee Quincy Russell
DL
6-4
315
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San Antonio, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)
Early Signee Ahmad Thomas
S
6-1
205
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Miami, Fla. (Miami Central HS)
Early Signee D.J. Ward
DE
6-2
245
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Moore, Okla. (Southmoore HS)
7:28 a.m. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
DE
6-3
220
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Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor HS)
7:29 a.m. Keith Ford
RB
5-11
208
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Cypress, Texas (Cypress Ranch HS)
7:33 a.m. Jordan Smallwood
WR
6-2
190
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Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS)
7:36 a.m. Christian Daimler
OT
6-6
270
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Houston, Texas (Stratford HS)
7:42 a.m. Austin Bennett
WR
6-0
170
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Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)
7:47 a.m. Matthew Romar
DL
6-3
268
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Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS)
7:52 a.m. Charles Walker
DL
6-3
280
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Garland, Texas (South Garland HS)
8:04 a.m. Stanvon Taylor
CB
5-11
175
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Tulsa, Okla. (East Central HS)
8:09 a.m. Dominique Alexander
LB
6-2
195
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Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)
8:11 a.m. Josiah St. John
OT
6-6
305
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Toronto, Canada (Trinity Valley CC)
8:29 a.m. Dionte Savage
OL
6-5
345
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Flint, Mich. (Arizona Western CC)
8:39 a.m. Cody Thomas
QB
6-5
220
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Colleyville, Texas (Heritage HS)
8:48 a.m. Matt Dimon
DE
6-2
252
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Katy, Texas (Katy HS)
9:17 a.m. Hatari Byrd
S
6-1
195
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Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS)
9:39 a.m. Jordan Evans
LB/KR
6-3
210
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Norman, Okla. (Norman North HS)
9:59 a.m. Kerrick Huggins
DL
6-3
289
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Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
10:08 a.m. K.J. Young
WR
6-1
182
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Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill HS)
11:21 a.m. Dakota Austin
CB
5-11
167
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Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster HS)
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  Dominique Alexander

Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No. 43 overall athlete by Rivals.com
No.  115 overall athlete by ESPN.com
No. 4 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No.  9 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No.  12 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
Had  130 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, an INT and 14 passes defended as a  senior
Father, Derrick Sr., played defensive end at OSU
Brother, Derrick Jr., plays defensive end for Tulsa
Had  offers from Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Nebraska
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
High School: Booker T. Washington
Enrollment: 1,337 (6A)
HS Field: SE Williams Stadium
Head Coach: Marvin Dantzler

  Dakota Austin

Three-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star  recruit by Rivals.com
No.  87 cornerback by 247sports.com
No.  134 cornerback by Scout.com
No.  158 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Had  offers from Texas Tech, Nevada, Tulsa, UNLV, Indiana and Utah State
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Lancaster, Texas
High School: Lancaster HS
Enrollment: 1,650 (4A)
HS Field: Tiger Stadium
Head Coach: Chris Gilbert

  Jed Barnett

Two-star  recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Ranked  as No. 2 JUCO punter by 247sports.com
Averaged  41.3 yards per kick on 65 attempts last season at Laney
14  punts inside the 20 and three touchbacks at Laney
Redshirted  at University of California as a freshman
Averaged  over 50.0 yards per punt and recorded 56 touchbacks as a senior at Union HS
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Camas, Washington
Last School: Laney College
Location: Oakland, Calif.
Field: Frank Youell Field
Head Coach: John Beam

  Austin Bennett

Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No.  63 receiver by 247sports.com
No.  69 receiver by Scout.com
No.  71 athlete by Rivals.com
No.  117 athlete by ESPN.com
No.  74 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No.  79 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No.  154 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Caught  42 passes for 676 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior
Caught  44 passes for 785 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior
Had  offers from Arkansas, Texas, Ole Miss, TCU and Utah
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Manvel, Texas
High School: Manvel
Enrollment: 2,379 (9-12)
HS Field: Alvin ISD Memorial
Head Coach: Kirk Martin

  Hatari Byrd

Four-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star  recruit by Scout.com
Four-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No.  12 safety by 247sports.com
No.  13 safety by Scout.com
No.  14 safety by ESPN.com
No.  16 safety by Rivals.com
No.  8 player in California by 247sports.com
No.  23 player in California by Rivals.com
No.  32 player in California by ESPN.com
No.  90 overall player nationally by 247sports.com
Posted 97 tackles (32 solo) two INTs, four passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior
Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Game and the 2013 Gridiron Kings Game
Selected  for the 2013 The Opening summer  camp
Had  offers from Arizona State, California, Georgia, Notre Dame, Mississippi, Notre  Dame and UCLA
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Fresno, California
High School: Central East
Enrollment: 2,300 (9-12)
HS Field: Deran Koligian Stadium
Head Coach: Justin Garza

  Dannon Cavil

Four-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No.  35 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No.  61 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No.  100 wide receiver by Scout.com
No.  32 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No.  71 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No.  92 player in Texas by Rivals.com
Recorded 33 catches, 720 yards and seven TDs as as a senior
Had  offers from Cal, Texas, Baylor, Clemson, Mississippi State and South Carolina
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: James Madison
Enrollment: 3,318 (9-12)
HS Field: Heroes Stadium
Head Coach: Jim Streety

  Christian Daimler

Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No.  43 offensive tackle by Scout.com
No.  80 offensive tackle by 247sports.com
No.  95 offensive tackle by ESPN.com
No.  158 overall player in Texas by ESPN.com
No.  162 overall player in Texas by 247sports.com
Added 71 pounds to his frame over last three years
Had  offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Texas A&M, Washington  State and UNLV
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Stratford
Enrollment: 4,693 (9-12)
HS Field: Tully Stadium
Head Coach: Eliot Allen

  Matt Dimon

Four-star  recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star  recruit by Scout.com
Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star  recruit by 247sports.com
No.  22 strongside DE by ESPN.com
No.  23 strongside DE by Scout.com
No.  23 strongside DE by 247sports.com
No.  25 strongside DE by Rivals.com
No.  40 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No.  51 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No.  62 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Recorded 55 tackles, 12.0 sacks and six forced fumbles as a senior
Helped lead Katy to Class 5A state championship
Had offers  from Missouri, Mississippi, Baylor, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Arkansas
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Katy, Texas
High School: Katy
Enrollment: 2,888 (9-12)
HS Field: Jack Rhodes Memorial
Head Coach: Gary Joseph

  Jordan Evans

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 45 outside linebacker by Rivals.com
No. 82 outside linebacker by ESPN.com
No. 117 outside linebacker by 247sports.com
No. 6 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 12 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No. 14 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
Had  94 tackles (72 solo), 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a  senior, while rushing 51 times for 335 yards and five TDs
Had  87 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three INTs and a forced fumble as a junior
Returned  four kickoff returns and two punt returns for TDs during his prep career 
Father,  Scott Evans, was a three-time all-Big Eight defensive tackle at Oklahoma  (1988-90)
Had  offers from Air Force, Colorado State, Navy and UNLV
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma
High School: Norman North
Enrollment: 2,100 (9-12)
HS Field: Harve Collins Field
Head Coach: Wade Standley

  Keith Ford

Five-star  recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
ESPNU 150 member
No. 3 running back by ESPN.com
No. 4 running back by 247sports.com
No. 5 player in Oklahoma by Scout.com
No. 7 running back by Rivals.com
No. 2 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 4 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 6 player in Texas by Rivals.com
Started  at running back for the White team in the Under Armour All-American Game
Rushed  for 1,868 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior and 1,296 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore
Had  offers from Alabama, Florida St., Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Notre  Dame, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
High School: Cypress Ranch
Enrollment: 2,994 (9-12)
HS Field: Barry Center Stadium
Head Coach: Gene Johnson

  Kerrick Huggins

Four-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 11 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
No. 22 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 27 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No. 39 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No. 21 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No.  39 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No.  69 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Three-year starter recorded 51 tackles, 17 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and five passes defended as a senior
Had  offers from Texas A&M, Colorado State and Texas Tech
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Skyline
Enrollment: 5,130 (9-12)
HS Field: Forester Field
Head Coach: Reginald Samples

  Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 15 defensive end by 247sports.com
No. 32 defensive end by Rivals.com
No. 52 defensive end by Scout.com
No. 60 defensive end by ESPN.com
No. 55 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No.  60 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No.  120 player in Texas by ESPN.com
2012 18-5A overall district MVP
2011 18-5A unanimous first team DT all-district
Had 50 tackles, 13 TFLs and 11 sacks as a junior
Had  offers from Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado State, West Virginia,  Texas Tech and Utah
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Alief Taylor
Enrollment: 2,800 (9-12)
HS Field: Crump Stadium
Head Coach: Tom Gerber

  Matthew Romar

Three-star  recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 44 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 48 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
No. 50 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No. 90 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No. 91 player in Texas by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com
Had  100 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, and INT and a forced fumble as a  senior, while also rushing for 55 yards and eight TDs on 12 carries
21-5A Defensive MVP
Had  offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Texas Tech
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas
High School: Port Arthur Memorial
Enrollment: 2,460 (10-12)
HS Field: Port Arthur Memorial
Head Coach: Kenny Harrison

  Quincy Russell

2012 First Team NJCAA All-American
Four-star  recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
No. 7 JUCO defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 37 JUCO player by 247sports.com
Tallied  75 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks last season at Trinity Valley and also broke up five passes, forced a fumble and recovered a  fumble
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com out of HS
Had  102 tackles, seven TFLs, 3.0 sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and  a fumble recovery as a prep senior
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Last School: Trinity Valley CC
High School: Sam Houston
Field: Bruce Field
Head Coach: Brad Smiley

  Dionte Savage

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star recruit by Rivals.com
No. 5 JUCO offensive guard by 247sports.com
No. 22 JUCO player in Arizona by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Had  offers from Baylor, Fresno State, Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Flint, Mich.
Last School: Arizona Western CC
High School: Flint Southwestern Academy
Field: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Head Coach: Tom Minnick

  Jordan Smallwood

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No.  66 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No.  104 wide receiver by Scout.com
No.  111 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No.  4 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No.  5 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No.  7 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
Caught  50 passes for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns as a prep senior
Caught  two passes for 50 yards and two TDs in Oklahoma 6A State Championship game
Caught  two passes for 50 yards in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Jenks, Oklahoma
High School: Jenks
Enrollment: 2,870 (10-12)
HS Field: Hunter-Dwelley Stadium
Head Coach: Allan Trimble

  Josiah St. John

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 5 offensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 6 JUCO recruit by ESPN.com
No. 12 JUCO recruit by ESPN.com
No. 24 JUCO recruit by Rivals.com
No. 32 JUCO recruit by 247sports.com
Had  offers from Kansas, Baylor, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State,  Mississippi, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Last School: Trinity Valley CC
High School: Pickering
Field: Bruce Field
Head Coach: Brad Smiley

  Stanvon Taylor

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 1 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No.  2 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No.  2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No.  8 overall athlete by Rivals.com
No.  8 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No. 20 overall athlete by ESPN.com
No. 88 overall player by 247sports.com
Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma
2013 Gridiron Kings Game selection
Recorded  53 tackles and posted four interceptions, including one for a TD as a senior
Also caught 67 passes for 1,100 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 301 yards and two TDs
Had  offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Tulsa, and Indiana
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
High School: Tulsa East Central
Enrollment: 1,141 (9-12)
HS Field: Eastside Sports Complex
Head Coach: Bobby Klinck

  Ahmad Thomas

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 27 safety by 247sports.com
No.  36 safety by Scout.com
No.  58 safety by ESPN.com
No. 44 player in Florida by 247sports.com
No. 71 player in Florida by Rivals.com
No. 161 player in Florida by ESPN.com
Helped Miami Central win two Florida Class 6A championships
Selected for Semper Fidelis All-American game
Recorded 82 tackles, sack and INT as a junior
Had  offers from Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and West  Virginia
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Miami, Florida
High School: Miami Central
Enrollment: 1,665 (9-12)
HS Field: Traz Powell Stadium
Head Coach: Telly Lockette

  Cody Thomas

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
No.  6 quarterback by 247sports.com
No.  7 quarterback by Rivals.com
No.  13 quarterback by ESPN.com
No.  13 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No.  23 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Passed  for 4,154 yards and 51 TDs as a senior
Passed  for 3,057 yards and 32 TDs as a junior
Selected for 2013 Elite 11 QB Finals
Also a prep baseball standout
Had  offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Florida, Auburn, LSU, Michigan  State, Notre Dame, USC, Oklahoma State, Oregon and TCU
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
High School: Heritage
Enrollment: 2,289 (9-12)
HS Field: Mustang-Panther Stadium
Head Coach: Mike Fuller

  Charles Walker

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
No. 26 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
No. 49 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No.  49 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No.  67 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No.  57 player in Texas by Rivals
No.  75 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No.  104 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Had  offers from Colorado State and Iowa State
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: South Garland
Enrollment: 2,105 (9-12)
HS Field: Homer Johnson Stadium
Head Coach: Mark Cox

  DJ Ward

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Member of the ESPNU 150
No. 1 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No.  1 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No.  2 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No.  11 defensive end by Scout.com
No.  12 defensive end by ESPN.com
No.  13 defensive end by 247sports.com
U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection
Posted  75 tackles, 11.0 sacks, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a  junior
Had  offers from Arizona, Auburn, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas  Tech and Texas A&M
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Moore, Oklahoma
High School: Southmoore
Enrollment: 2,000 (9-12)
HS Field: Moore Stadium
Head Coach: Jeff Brickman

  K.J. Young

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
No.  65 wide receiver by Scout.com
No. 84 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No.  96 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No.  68 player in California by ESPN.com
No.  81 player in California by 247sports.com
Caught  91 passes for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior
Had  offers from UNLV, Boise State, Colorado State, and UTEP
  The Choice


               
  Background
Hometown: Perris, California
High School: Citrus Hill
Enrollment: 2,182 (9-12)
HS Field: Citrus Hill
Head Coach: Eric Zomalt

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