Tennessee National Signing Day 2012

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- National signing day 2012 marks Derek dooley's third recruiting class at the University of Tennessee.

Here's the list of signees as of right now, click the players name to see their rivals.com bio

Cody Blanc (enrolled Jan. 11th) ATH Knoxville, Tenn.
Deion Bonner DB Columbus, Ga.
Davante Bourque RB Crowley, LA.
Drae Bowles WR Jackson, Tenn.
George Bullock K Knoxville, Tenn.
Jason Croom WR Norcross, Ga.
Daniel Gray DB Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Alden Hill RB Alliance, Ohio
Alton 'Pig' Howard WR Orlando, Fla.
Justin King LB Dunwoody, Ga.
LaTroy Lewis OLB Akron, Ohio
Daniel McCullers DL Raleigh, N.C.
LaDarrell McNeil D Dallas, Texas
Justin Meredith TE Anderson, S.C.
Danny O'Brien DT Flint, Mich.
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Huthchinson, KS.
Nathan Peterman QB Fruit Cove, Fla.
Darrington Sentimore DL Norco, La.
Trent Taylor DL Lakeland, Fla.
Tino Thomas DB Memphis, Tenn.
Quenshaun Watson RB Athens, Ga.

Tennessee has had two de-comitments, one form Texas Linebacker Dalton Santos and the other from Louisiana linebacker Otha Peters

SIGNING DAY BIOS

DEION BONNER
Freshman • Defensive Back • 5-11 • 180
Columbus, Ga. (Carver H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 45 overall cornerback, No. 39 prospect in Georgia)
ESPN: 4-star (No.15 overall cornerback, No. 20 prospect in Georgia, No. 105 prospect in Southeast )
Rivals: 4-star (No. 229 prospect nationally, No. 19 overall cornerback, No. 37 prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 3-star (No. 28 overall cornerback)

AT CARVER H.S.
Earned First Team All-State accolades as a junior and senior…Also earned All-State honors as a sophomore… Named Co-MVP of the 2011 Georgia All-Star game after intercepting two passes …Playing in six games as a senior, recorded nine interceptions, forced four fumbles and had 27 tackles…As a junior, notched 52 tackles, five INTs and rushed for 158 yards…Led class AAA with 10 interceptions as a sophomore…Also registered eight pass breakups, 40 tackles and five forced fumble …Rivals250 member…Helped Carver to the state semifinals in 2011…Coached by Dell McGee.

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DAVANTE BOURQUE
Freshman • Running Back • 6-1 • 210
Crowley, La. (Crowley H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 8 overall all-purpose back, No. 14 prospect in Louisiana)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 49 overall cornerback, No. 14 prospect in Louisiana, No. 239 prospect in Southeast)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 196 prospect nationally, No. 14 overall athlete, No. 6 prospect in Louisiana)
Scout: 3-star (No. 29 overall running back)

AT CROWLEY H.S.
As a senior in 2011, rushed for 1,342 yards and 17 touchdowns on 179 carries…Also caught 12 passes for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns...Named to ESPN’s 2011 All-Louisiana Football Team prior to season…Selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register…Rivals250 member…Rushed 221 times as a junior for 2,326 yards (10.6 ypc) and 40 touchdowns…Was named District 4-3A Offensive MVP and earned Class 3A All-State first team accolades…Coached by Tommy Tate.

AT GUEYDAN H.S.
Played first two seasons at Gueydan, earning Class 1A All-State honors as a freshman and sophomore…Also earned Louisiana Offensive MVP honor as a freshman, rushing for 1,779 yards and 30 TDs...Had a career-high 375 yards rushing against Central Catholic…Coached by Jay Landry.

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DRAE BOWLES
Freshman • Wide Receiver • 6-1 • 198
Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson Christian H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 212 prospect nationally, No. 25 overall wide receiver, No. 4 prospect in Tennessee)
ESPN: 4-star (No. 16 overall wide receiver, No. 2 prospect in Tennessee, No. 47 prospect in Southeast)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 130 prospect nationally, No. 19 overall wide receiver, No. 3 prospect in Tennessee)
Scout: 3-star (No. 48 overall wide receiver)

AT JACKSON CHRISTIAN H.S.
Two-time All-State selection…Compiled career figures of 171 catches for 2,569 yards and 23 touchdowns…As a senior, recorded 31 receptions for 519 yards and five TDs…Also played linebacker, registering 31 tackles…As a junior, caught 58 passes for 1,102 yards and eight TDs…Defensively, had 57 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions…Played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Named to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register…Selected to the ESPNU150…Also a Rivals250 and Top247 member…Also played basketball…Coached by Matt Underwood.

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GEORGE BULLOCK
Freshman • Kicker • 6-1 • 195
Knoxville, Tenn. (West H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 2-star (No. 15 overall kicker, No. 44 prospect in Tennessee)
ESPN: 2-star (No. 32 overall kicker, No. 39 prospect in Tennessee)
Rivals: 2-star
Scout: 3-star (No. 9 overall kicker)

AT WEST H.S.
2010 and 2011 TSWA All-State selection…Named District 4-AAA Kicker of the Year as a senior…Earned 2010 kickoff champion status at the Kick-off Classic…Tennessee Mr. Football Kicker finalist…2011 First Team All-PrepXtra selection…As a senior, made 7-of-10 field goals, including a long of 51…Also made 47-of-50 PATs and 79 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks…Received invitation to the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl…As a junior, was 7-of-16 on field goals and 35-of-38 on extra points, while 82 percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks…Coached by Scott Cummings.

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JASON CROOM
Freshman • Wide Receiver • 6-5 • 220
Norcross, Ga. (Norcross H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 178 prospect nationally, No. 20 overall wide receiver, No. 15 prospect in Georgia)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 54 overall wide receiver, No. 44 prospect in Georgia, No. 54 prospect in Southeast)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 246 prospect nationally, No. 41 overall wide receiver, No. 19 prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 4-star (No. 44 overall wide receiver)

AT NORCROSS H.S.
Recorded 34 catches for 688 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior…As a junior, totaled 30 catches for 506 yards and four TDs…Competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl…2011 Rivals.com U.S. Army National All-Combine Second Team selection…Rivals250 and Top247 member…Selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register…Also competed in basketball and track and won state championship in basketball…Coached by Keith Maloof.

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DANIEL GRAY
Freshman • Defensive Back • 6-0 • 170
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson H.S.)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 3-star (No. 100 overall CB)

ESPN: 2-star (No. 105 overall CB)
Rivals: 3-star
Scout: 3-star (No. 111 overall CB)

AT BOYD ANDERSON H.S.
One of the top cornerback prospects in south Florida … Has only played two years of organized football, both at Boyd Anderson High School … In his first year on the gridiron, he recorded two interceptions and three caused fumbles in 2010 … As a senior in 2011, tallied 24 tackles and four interceptions to help lead the Cobras to a 9-1 record … Possesses top-flight speed, clocking in at 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Under Armour All-American camp … Coached by Wayne Blair.

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ALTON “PIG” HOWARD
Freshman • Wide Receiver • 5-9 • 180

Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater H.S.)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 4-star (No. 121 overall prospect, No. 14 overall wide receiver, No. 19 prospect in Florida)

ESPN: 4-star (No. 150 overall prospect, No. 22 overall wide receiver, No. 29 prospect in Florida)

Rivals: 4-star (No. 47 overall wide receiver, No. 41 prospect in Florida)
Scout: 3-star (No. 76 overall wide receiver)

AT EDGEWATER H.S.
Participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla. … Made one catch for 17 yards and returned two kickoffs for 41 yards … Ranked No. 3 in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2012 Central Florida “Super 60” … Named one of the top 50 players in Florida by the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun. ... Selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register … As a senior at Edgewater High School in 20111, caught 36 passes for 691 yards (19.2 yards per catch) and five touchdowns en route to Associated Press 7A All-State Team honors … Also had 392 yards on 55 carries (7.13 yards per carry) and scored three rushing touchdowns … As a junior, scored 23 total touchdowns while posting 1,146 receiving yards and 546 rushing yards … Rushed for 1,209 yards, tallied 793 yards receiving and scored 17 touchdowns as a sophomore … Brother Quincy McDuffie plays at Central Florida (2011) ... Is also a member of the Edgewater track team, competing in the broad jump. ...Goes by the nickname "Pig." ... Coached by Zac Yarbrough.

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JUSTIN KING
Freshman • Linebacker • 6-3 • 215
Dunwoody, Ga. (Dunwoody H.S.)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 3-star (No. 101 overall athlete, No. 89 prospect in Georgia)

ESPN: 3-star (No. 46 overall outside linebacker, No. 49 prospect in Georgia)

Rivals: 3-star (No. 59 overall athlete, No. 63 prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 3-star (No. 79 overall outside linebacker)

AT DUNWOODY H.S.
Played multiple positions at Dunwoody H.S., including quarterback, running back and outside linebacker … Named an honorable mention AAAA all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior after rushing for more than 800 yards ... As a junior in 2010, rushed for 413 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to passing for 218 more yards and three more scores … Also recorded 24 tackles on defense … Brother Jerry plays at Tennessee Tech … Coached by Michael Youngblood.

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LaTROY LEWIS
Freshman • Linebacker • 6-4 • 235
Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban H.S.)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 3-star (No. 36 overall defensive end, No. 22 prospect in Ohio)

ESPN: 4-star (No. 30 overall defensive end, No. 14 prospect in Ohio)

Rivals: 3-star (No. 27 overall defensive end, No. 27 prospect in Ohio)
Scout: 3-star (No. 57 overall defensive end)

AT ARCHBISHOP HOBAN H.S.
Named to the Butkus Award watch list prior to his senior campaign at Archbishop Hoban High School, but suffered a broken bone in his foot during the second game which forced him to miss the remainder of the season … As a junior in 2010, earned Associated Press Second Team All-Ohio and First Team All-Akron accolades after recording 96 tackles and nine sacks … Compiled 70 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 sacks and one interception as a sophomore … Also plays on the Knights’ basketball team … Coached by Ralph Orsini.

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DANIEL McCULLERS
Junior • Defensive Line • 6-6 • 380
Raleigh, N.C. (Southeast Raleigh H.S./Georgia Military Academy)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 3-star (No. 41 JUCO prospect, No. 7 JUCO defensive tackle, No. 2 JUCO recruit in Georgia) 

Rivals: 4-star (No. 6 JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO defensive tackle, No. 1 JUCO recruit in Georgia)

AT GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE
In 2011, recorded 37 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks as a sophomore at Georgia Military Academy… Helped the Bulldog defense hold opponents to just 261 total yards per game, which ranked 14th in the nation … Notched 27 tackles, four tackles for loss and forced a fumble in his first season at GMC in 2010 … Coached by Bert Williams.

AT SOUTHEAST RALEIGH H.S.
Was a three-year all-conference selection at Southeast Raleigh High School which he helped lead to a 10-3 record as a senior in 2009 … Also earned second team all-state honors in his final prep season after recording 29 tackles and five sacks … Posted a strong junior campaign in 2008 with 55 tackles and four sacks … Coached by Daniel Finn.

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LaDARRELL McNEIL
Freshman • Defensive Back • 6-1 • 195
Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 115 overall, No. 6 overall safety, No. 14 prospect in Texas)
ESPN: 4-star (No. 12 overall safety, No. 28 prospect in Texas)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 86 overall, No. 7 overall safety, No. 11 prospect in Texas)
Scout: 4-star (No. 6 overall free safety)

AT WILMER-HUTCHINS H.S.
Parade All-American after senior year at Wilmer-Hutchins … Member of Rivals100 … Played in U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio … Named to Dallas Morning News All-Area First Team … Led Wilmer-Hutchins with 124 tackles as a senior … Averaged 13.8 tackles per game … Racked up seven games with at least 10 tackles and four games with 18 or more stops … Notched a career-best 20 tackles vs. Molina in the 2011 Eagles season opener … Had 11 passes defended including an interception, forced four fumbles … Also ran for 66 yards, returned three kickoffs for 109 yards and two punt returns for 75 yards … Coached by Elzie Barnett.

AT A. MACEO SMITH H.S.
Attended A. Maceo Smith High School in Dallas, which closed following 2010-11 school year … Named a Class 3A Second-Team selection as a junior … Racked up 148 tackles including 75 solo stops in 2010 … Had 10 pass break-ups and three interceptions along with two sacks … Made 89 tackles as a freshman in 2008 including eight tackles for loss … Also had four pass break-ups and four sacks as a freshman.

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DANNY O’BRIEN
Freshman • Defensive Line • 6-2 • 310
Flint, Mich. (Powers Catholic H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 23 overall defensive tackle, No. 6 prospect in Michigan)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 59 overall defensive tackle, No. 13 prospect in Michigan)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 161 overall, No. 12 overall defensive tackle, No. 2 prospect in Michigan)
Scout: 4-star (No. 18 overall defensive tackle)

AT POWERS CATHOLIC H.S.
All-State defensive tackles as a senior … Helped Luke M. Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Michigan to the 2011 Division 5 State Championship … Made 48 tackles including six sacks as a senior with the Chargers … Also scored three rushing touchdowns … As a junior, racked up 63 tackles including seven tackles for loss … Also recovered three fumbles in 2010. Coached by Jim Neuman.

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CORDARRELLE PATTERSON
Junior • Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 205

Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern H.S./Hutchinson C.C.)

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 5-star (No. 1 overall JUCO prospect)

Rivals: 4-star (No. 4 overall JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO wide receiver, No. 1 JUCO prospect in Kansas)
Scout: 5-star

AT HUTCHINSON C.C.
Two-time NJCAA All-American at Hutchinson Community College … Earned first-team All-American honors on offense and was the 2011 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore … Caught 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 touchdowns … Also averaged 11.8 yards per carry with 32 rushing attempts for 379 yards and six touchdowns … Explosive in special teams as well, averaging 48.2 yards on 10 kickoff returns with three more touchdowns … Was a first-team All-American as a freshman, claiming the honors as a return specialist … Totaled 645 yards on 21 combined kickoff and punt returns with three touchdowns … Also recorded 52 receptions for 908 yards and nine touchdowns … Holds more than a dozen records at Hutchinson C.C., including career receiving yards (1,832), career receptions (113), career receiving touchdowns (24), career total touchdowns (36), career points (216), career kickoff return average (41.9) and career all-purpose yards (3,379) …Coached by Rion Rhoades.

AT NORTHWESTERN H.S.
Former teammate of current Vol quarterback Justin Worley at Northwestern High School … Helped lead team to South Carolina Class 4A, Division II state championship game as a senior in 2008 … All-state selection that season … Caught 75 passes for 944 yards and 18 touchdowns … Coached by Jimmy Wallace … Spent 2009 at North Carolina Tech but did not play football.

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QUENSHAUN WATSON
Freshman • Running Back • 5-9 • 175
Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 72 overall running back, No. 98 prospect in Georgia)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 51 overall running back, No. 86 prospect in Georgia)
Rivals: 3-star (No. 75 prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 3-star (No. 109 overall running back)

AT CLARKE CENTRAL H.S.
Ran for 4,072 and 55 touchdowns in career at Clarke Central High school in Athens, Ga. … Named Second-Team All-State Class AAAA and First-Team All-Region as a senior … Rushed for a school-record 1,790 yards and school-record 26 touchdowns as a senior with the Gladiators … Made 14 catches for 224 yards along with four receptions touchdowns … Career-high 294 rushing yards in a single-game came against Flowery Branch H.S., as he also scored four touchdowns in the game on runs of 60, 47, 43 and 17 yards … Had previously set school record for rushing touchdowns as a senior with 23, along with 1388 rushing yards in 2010 … Also starred in track & field as he competed in the 100-meters, 200-meters, 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay. … Coached by Leroy Ryals.

EARLY ENROLLEES

CODY BLANC
Freshman • Athlete • 6-1 • 200
Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Central H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 76 overall athlete, No. 25 prospect in Tennessee)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 31 prospect in Tennessee)
Rivals: 2-star

AT KNOXVILLE CENTRAL H.S.
Honored as Class 5A All-State selection by Tennessee Sports Writers ... Played running back and safety at Knoxville Central H.S. ... Ran for 1,850 yards in prep career and scored 19 rushing touchdowns, averaging 7.6 yards per carry with the Bobcats ... Hauled in 54 receptions for 654 yards and six receiving touchdowns ... On defense, piled up 167 career tackles including four TFLs, while making seven interceptions ... As a senior in 2011, ran for 433 yards and four touchdowns, also made 10 catches for 78 yards, scoring five overall touchdowns ... Made 69 tackles on defense while picking off four interceptions ... As a junior, rushed for 1,171 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games ... Averaged 8.9 yards per carry ... Returned five kickoff returns for touchdowns and averaged 39.6 yards per kickoff return ... Had 27 catches for 231 yards and two receiving touchdowns ... Made 55 tackles on defense and recovered one fumble ... Coached by Joe Hassell.

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ALDEN HILL
Freshman • Running Back • 6-1 • 220
Alliance, Ohio (Marlington H.S.)

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 63 overall running back, No. 54 prospect in Ohio)
ESPN: 2-star (No. 99 overall running back, No. 91 prospect in Ohio)
Rivals: 3-star (No. 48 overall running back, No. 43 prospect in Ohio)
Scout: 3-star (No. 65 overall running back)

AT MARLINGTON H.S.
Finished as Marlington's all-time career rushing leader with 4,745 yards ... Earned All-Ohio Associated Press Division III First-Team honors as a senior ... Akron-Beacon Journal All-Star First Team ... All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference ... All-Stark County honors, Division III ... First-Team Canton Repository Division III ... WHBC All-Stark County Offense Division III ... First-Team Northeast Inland Division III Offense Honors ... Rushed for 1,409 yards with 16 touchdowns in 2011 ... Caught eight passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns ... As a junior, earned All-Ohio Associated Press Division III Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Ohio Associated Press Division III First-team ... All-Northeast Inland District Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Northeast Inland District First-team ... Repository All-Stark County Player of the Year ... Repository All-Stark County First-Team ... NBC Player of the Year ... All-NBC First-team ... Set school record for single-season rushing yards (2,241) and single-game rushing yards (279) ... Set school record for career rushing yards during junior season ... Accounted for 35 TDs while averaging 8.7 yards a carry ... Also played linebacker in high school with the Dukes ... Coached by Ed Miley.

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JUSTIN MEREDITH
Freshman • Tight End • 6-5 • 225
Anderson, S.C. • T.L. Hanna H.S.

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 57 overall tight end, No. 27 prospect in South Carolina)
ESPN: 4-star (No. 6 overall tight end, No. 5 prospect in South Carolina)
Rivals: 3-star (No. 13 overall tight end, No. 13 prospect in South Carolina)
Scout: 3-star (No. 17 overall tight end)

AT T.L. HANNA H.S.
Played in 2012 Under Armour All-Star Game ... All-District selection and Anderson Independent Mail All-Area as a senior ... An excellent blocker and pass-catcher at T.L. Hanna High School, where he also played defensive end ... Played in South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... Made 42 tackles with eight TFLs as a senior ... Grabbed 24 receptions for 600 yards as a junior... Also, hauled in three receiving touchdowns for the Yellowjackets ... Coached by Kenya Fouch.

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NATHAN PETERMAN
Freshman • Quarterback • 6-3 • 210
Fruit Cove, Fla. • Bartram Trail H.S.

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 15 overall quarterback, No. 50 prospect in Florida)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 39 overall quarterback, No. 75 prospect in Florida)
Rivals: 4-star (No. 10 overall quarterback, No. 43 prospect in Florida)
Scout: 3-star (No. 18 overall quarterback)

AT BARTRAM TRAIL H.S.
Honored as the Offense-Defense National Scholar-Athlete of the Year following senior year at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns, Fla. ... Played in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Dec. 2011 ... Named Florida Associated Press Class 6A All-State first-team quarterback ... Honored as St. Johns County Football Player of the Year after leading Bears to second state semifinal appearance in school history ... Earned Florida-Times Union All-First Coast and All-Country First Team honors ... Threw for 2,932 yards with 36 touchdowns in leading the Bears to a 12-2 record ... His 36 TD passes rank second all-time in St. Johns county history, to only Denver Broncos' QB Tim Tebow (46 TDs in 2004)... Completed 199 of 315 pass attempts for 63.2 percentage ... Threw for 209.4 yards per game with two 300-yard passing games ... Piled up 369 yards in Class 6A state semifinals with three touchdowns ... Had two games with four touchdown passes and eight games with at least three TD tosses ... Also rushed for 319 yards and five touchdowns ... Second Team All-First Coast by Florida Times-Union as a junior ... Threw for 2,016 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Coached by Darrell Sutherland.

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DARRINGTON SENTIMORE
Junior (RS) • Defensive Line • 6-2 • 273
Norco, La. (Destrahan H.S./Alabama/Gulf Coast C.C. [Miss.])

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 4-star (No. 19 JUCO prospect, No. 2 JUCO defensive tackle, No. 7 JUCO recruit in Mississippi)
Rivals: 3-star

AT MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST C.C.
In 2011, recorded 39 tackles, five tackles for loss, seven sacks and recovered a fumble...Helped the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record, a MACJC South Division title and a Mississippi Bowl title...Coached by Steve Campbell.

AT ALABAMA
Redshirted in 2009 before making his debut in 2010...As a freshman, played in 11 games...Recorded nine tackles, a forced fumble and four quarterback hurries.

AT DESTRAHAN H.S.
A four-star recruit and member of the Rivals250 team...Rated as Rivals.com's No. 13 defensive tackle and the No. 7 player in Louisiana...Scout.com listed him as the No. 23 defensive end while ESPNU had him as the No. 20 defensive tackle...Rivals.com also ranked him as the fifth-strongest defensive tackle in the nation...SuperPrep All-American and the No. 41 defensive lineman (tackles and ends) according to the publication...Also rated as the eighth-best player in Louisiana by SuperPrep...First-team All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...Was named All-State three times...On The Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team...No. 79 on Scout.com's Southeast 150 list...Recorded 120 tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as a junior in 2007...Notched 78 tackles and six sacks as a senior in 2008...Coached by Steve Robicheaux.

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TRENT TAYLOR
Freshman • Defensive Line • 6-2 • 271
Lakeland, Fla. • Lake Gibson H.S.

Prospect Rankings
247sports: 3-star (No. 40 overall defensive end, No. 83 prospect in Florida)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 26 overall defensive tackle, No. 56 prospect in Florida)
Rivals: 3-star (No. 19 overall defensive end, No. 46 prospect in Florida)
Scout: 4-star (No. 29 overall defensive end)

AT LAKE GIBSON H.S.
First-team Florida Associated Press Class 6A All-State selection ... Named First-Team All-Area and Area Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Lake Gibson High School ... Earned Florida Athletics Coaches Associated All-Region ... Named Lakeland Ledger Player of the Year as well as the PolkPreps.com Large School Defensive Player of the Year ... Racked up 66 tackles as a senior including 14 sacks as a senior ... Had five games with at least two sacks including career-best three sacks in a single game ... Also forced three fumbles and defended two passes ... Finished his junior season with 96 tackles and 15 sacks ... Coached by Keith Demyer.

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TINO THOMAS
Freshman • Defensive Back • 5-11 • 195
Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose H.S.)

Prospect Rankings (2011)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 138 overall athlete)
Rivals: 3-star (No. 56 overall athlete, No. 11 overall prospect in Tennessee)
Scout: 3-star (No. 93 overall wide receiver)

AT MELROSE H.S.
Named to the MIAA Class 5A-6A Team by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...Also earned All-District 16-AAA honors via the Commercial Appeal...Notched FoxMemphis Preseason All-Mid South Team honors ... Recorded 97 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four interceptions (one returned for TD), 22 pass breakups and one sack during senior campaign ... Also ran for 900 yards and eight touchdowns, while collecting 280 receiving yards and a pair of scores...Gained 800 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards as a junior in 2009 to go with 11 touchdowns ... Also returned a pair of kickoffs for TDs ... Defensively, totaled 48 tackles, 15 interceptions and five pass breakups ... Coached by Robert Ferrante.


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