"Byron Smith is a guy we've recruited for a couple years now. He had a lot of red tape, and a lot of school work. He's shown a great commitment to get all his work done to get here. He was a big-time player a year ago. He hasn't played in awhile, so he's going to be a little rusty, but he's definitely going to be a force on the inside."
"Garrett Fields could possibly grow into an interior defensive lineman. He's a big kid with lots of potential. We watched him coming into his senior year, and he showed phenomenal quickness and strength. He's a very big defensive end who could potentially move inside."
"Corey Hall is a good defensive back. He has a knack for making plays. He's a playmaker. At critical times in critical games he seems to always come up with big plays. I remember watching film on him as a junior in a playoff game that won them the game, a kid is running to the end zone, and he tackles and strips the ball to secure the win. That's the type of player he is."
"Donald Horton, a defensive end from DeSoto, an exceptional player. Very active on the defensive line, very quick, great hands, makes a lot of plays. Many players in the greater VFW area, a lot of the high school coaches, can not say enough about him and how big an impact player he is."
"Xavier Kelly comes from a great high school football program. Great football player. We were very, very fortunate to build such a great relationship with Xavier and hold off all the colleges that were after him, including Texas late in the game that offered him a scholarship late and tried to woo him away from us. He's just a very active football player. He has great instincts for a linebacker and is always around the football making tackles."
"Michael Shelton is just an exceptional football player. Great strength, extremely active, makes a bunch of football plays. We expect Mike to be an impact football player here."