Chippewas Sign 25th Prep in Class of 2005

Central Michigan University signed a class of 25 recruits on Wednesday. Following are thumbnail sketches of all 25.

Rick Albreski K/P 6-1 165 Glendale Heights, Ill./Driscoll Catholic

A two-time all-state selection who was a four-year starting kicker in high school ... finished his career as the nation's third all-time leading kicker in career points (333) and fourth all-time in field goals made (44) ... three-time all-area and four-time all-conference selection ... All-Midwest choice ... hit 204-of-213 career extra points and 43-of-67 career field goals ... had a long of 58 yards and finished with 333 career points ... led his team to a 12-2 record in 2004 ... also lettered in basketball ... National Honor Society member ... chose CMU over Bowling Green, Purdue, Brown and Columbia ... prep coach was Tim Racki.

Bryan Anderson WR 6-4 190 Rockford/Same

Rangy wide receiver ... earned two letters in football, starting both years ... earned two letters in basketball and three in track ... caught 46 passes for 820 yards and 11 TDs in 2004 to lead his team to a 12-2 record ... finished his career with 65 grabs for 1,068 yards and 14 TDs ... he also had seven career interceptions, four as a senior ... all-conference and North All-Area Advance team ... first team all-state by the Detroit News ... Detroit Free Press Dream Team member ... ranked No. 30 on Detroit News Blue Chip 60 and No. 43 in Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 225 pounds ... chose CMU over Toledo, Northern Illinois, and Purdue ... prep coach was Ralph Munger.

Adam Antonides OL 6-3 260 Lapeer/Lapeer West

Talented offensive line prospect ... four-year starter as an offensive lineman in high school ... also played defense where he had 61 tackles, eight for a loss in 2004 ... he's also a four-year letterwinner in wrestling and competes in track, too ... all-league on offense and defense ... runs a 5.0 40 and benches 355 pounds ... All-State Dream Team choice ... ranked No. 29 on Detroit News Blue Chip 60 and No. 32 in Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... chose CMU over Toledo ... prep coach was Mike Smith.

Melvin Black DE 6-2 210 Orlando, Fla./Apopka

Defensive end prospect who played just one season ... had 30 tackles, 20 of them solo ... had five tackles for loss, 10 hurries and four QB sacks ... runs a 4.6 40 ... prep team was 9-2 ... HM all-district ... chose CMU over Northern Illinois ... prep coach was Ty Ensor.

Harland Bower ILB 6-4 205 Clermont, Fla./East Ridge

Lanky linebacker prospect ... all-district, all-area and all-county selection in leading his team to a 11-1 season ... lettered twice in football, starting as a senior ... earned two letters in baseball and one in wrestling ... had 86 tackles, 18 of them for loss ... had nine QB sacks, three forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 270 ... chose CMU over Toledo, Northern Illinois, Rutgers and Georgia Southern ... prep coach was Bud O'Hara.

Anthony Boykins RB 5-8 180 Dallas, Texas/Skyline

Diminutive running back with excellent quickness ... three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in high school ... rushed for 1,080 yards in 134 attempts for an 8.5-yard average as a senior ... scored 17 touchdowns, three of them on kickoff returns ... second team District 9 5A selection ... runs a 4.38 40 ... chose CMU over Arkansas State, McNeese State and Nichols State ... prep coach was Derrick Robinson.

Duane Brooks QB 5-11 180 Irving, Texas/MacArthur

Accurate quarterback prospect ... had only five interceptions in two years while throwing 43 touchdown passes ... District 6 5A "Player of the Year" ... completed 107-of-189 passes for 1,871 yards and 23 TDs ... runs a 4.5 40 and carries a 3.48 GPA ... runs the 4x200m and the 800m in track ... two-year starter in football ... chose CMU over Navy, Rice, Texas Southern and Stephen F. Austin ... prep coach was David Beaty.

Antraz Burton DB 5-10 180 Flint/Hill-McCloy

Versatile young player who could end up on either side of the ball ... played defensive back and wide receiver in high school, leading his team to a 9-2 season in 2004 ... all-state choice in 2004 ... all-conference twice ... three-year starter and three-year letterwinner ... caught 57 passes for 1,129 yards (19.8 yards per catch) and 14 TDs ... returned one interception for a 90-yard TD ... had three other interceptions along with 37 total tackles ... averaged 28 yards per kick return and 17 yards per punt return ... earned four letters in track and two in basketball ... ranked No. 27 on Detroit News Blue Chip 60 and No. 39 in Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... ranked No. 20 in the Lansing State Journal Catch 22 ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 260 ... chose CMU over Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, and Michigan State ... prep coach was Dennis Reinhart.

Aaron Carr FS 6-2 195 Grand Prairie, Texas/James Bowie

Defensive backfield prospect with good size and speed ... second team all-district and preseason all-state choice ... lettered three years, starting two ... also lettered three years in track ... had 95 tackles and finished his career with 171 ... had two interceptions, five recovered fumbles and seven passes broken up ... caught 16 passes for 248 yards ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 255 ... chose CMU over Toledo, UTEP, and Iowa State ... prep coach was Anthony Criss.

Joseph Fontenot CB 5-9 170 Houston, Texas/Westfield

Speedy young defensive back ... earned four letters in track and three in football, two as a starter ... helped lead his prep team to a 13-2 record in 2004 and a state runnerup ... runs a 4.41 40 and benches 265 ... chose CMU over Houston and Texas Christian ... prep coach was Corby Meekins.

Jeff Gilbert OL 6-5 300 West Chicago, Ill./Community

Big offensive line candidate ... did not allow a QB sack all season and his prep team threw the ball 256 times ... two-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... also earned two letters in track ... all-conference twice ... academic all-conference twice ... runs a 5.3 40 and benches 280 pounds ... chose CMU over Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Connecticut ... prep coach was Bob Stone.

Clifford Gilliam RB 5-9 170 Houston, Texas/North Shore

A small but quick and powerful running back who helped lead his team to a record of 26-1 in the past two seasons ... team was 11-1 in 2004 and 15-0 in '03 ... earned two letters, one as a starter ... also a two-year letterwinner in track ... all-district selection ... member of the 2003 state 5A Division I champions ... rushed for 748 yards and eight TDs in first 10 games of the season ... rushed for 208 with three TDs in game 11, the opening round of the prep playoffs ... runs a 4.2 40 and benches 260 pounds ... prep coach was David Aymond.

Josh Gordy FS 6-0 185 Warthen, Ga./Washington County

Defensive back prospect who is ticketed for action as a safety ... all-area, all-Middle Georgia and all-state selection ... had 69 tackles and six interceptions, returning two for TDs ... had two QB sacks and played for a state championship in 2004 ... prep team was 12-3 in '04 ... a member of the state champion 4x100m relay team in 2004 ... finished second in state in power lifting ... two-year starter ... joins current Chippewas Antrione Archer and Chris Boss as a Washington County prep ... chose CMU over Wofford and The Citadel ... prep coach was Rick Tomberlin.

Daimyeon Hoskin DE 6-5 220 Irving, Texas/MacArthur

Versatile athlete who saw action as a running back as well as defensive end in high school ... helped lead MacArthur to a 10-1 record in his only year at the school ... rushed for more than 500 yards and scored eight TDs ... also had three QB sacks and four hurries ... all-district selection ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 270 pounds ... chose CMU over Indiana, Baylor, and SMU ... prep coach was David Beaty.

Brandon Jackson FS 6-0 185 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation

All-state defensive back in Florida who could play a safety position in college ... first team all-conference and All-Broward County ... two-year letterwinner and starter ... also lettered twice in track ... led prep team to a 10-1 record ... had 64 tackles, four interceptions, four fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles ... had 60 tackles and three interceptions as a junior ... runs a 4.5 40 and benches 280 pounds ... chose CMU over Akron and Delaware ... prep coach was Frank Hepler.

Larry Knight DE 6-3 220 Augusta, Ga./Glenn Hills

Young defensive end prospect who lettered and started all four years in high school ... had 69 tackles in 2004, 10 of them for losses and three of them QB sacks ... forced two fumbles and had one interception ... named all-area and Dream 16 Team ... runs a 4.65 40 and benches 275 ... chose CMU over James Madison ... prep coach was Felix Curry.

Dan LeFevour QB 6-3 200 Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy

Rangy quarterback prospect who is adept at passing as well as running the football ... threw for 2,929 career yards (third most in school history) on 173 completions for 24 TDs ... rushed for 29 career TDs ... rushed for 634 yards and 13 TDs and passed for 945 yards for seven more scores as a senior ... HM all-state ... all-conference ... earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... chose CMU over Northwestern, Ball State, and Eastern Michigan ... prep coach was Gary Goforth.

Reggie McNeal DB 6-2 180 Miami, Fla./Southridge

A tall defensive back who could play cornerback ... lettered in football, basketball and track in high school ... two-year football starter ... had 43 tackles in 2004 including 16 breakups and two forced fumbles ... runs a 10.7 in the 100m ... also had a long jump of 23-0 and a high jump of 6-4 ... runs a 4.37 40 and has a 34-inch vertical jump ... prep coach was Rodney Hunter.

Barron Miles ILB 6-2 210 DeSoto, Texas/Same

Speedy linebacker prospect who led his team to a 9-2 record in 2004 ... one-year starter and one-year letterwinner ... had 54 tackles last fall, 36 of them unassisted and six for loss ... had one interception ... runs a 4.55 40 and benches 290 ... chose CMU over Midwestern, Pine Bluff, New Mexico State, and Southern Arkansas ... prep coach was Dave Meadows.

Allen Ollenburger TE 6-4 235 Charlotte/Same

Big tight end candidate who was a four-year starter and letterwinner in high school ... HM all-state ... all-area Dream Team as a senior ... all-conference twice and all-area twice ... led his team to an 11-1 record ... earned four letters in track and one in basketball ... caught 26 passes for 338 yards and three TDs as a senior ... played linebacker and made 105 tackles to go along with three QB sacks and seven tackles for loss ... runs a 4.8 40 and benches 300 pounds ... ranked No. 34 by Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... ranked No. 22 in the Lansing State Journal Catch 22 ... prep coach was Eddie Ostipow.

Jean Pitts WR 5-10 163 Lansing/East Lansing

Three-year starter who is an excellent athlete ... could play quarterback, defensive back or wide receiver in college ... also earned a letter in baseball ... passed for 1,485 yards and 13 TDs ... finished his career with more than 4,000 yards passing ... had three interceptions and 68 tackles on defense ... Dream Team QB for the Lansing State Journal ... all-state HM as a defensive back ... all-conference ... runs a 4.32 40 and benches 275 pounds ... ranked No. 33 in Detroit News Blue Chip 60 and No. 44 by the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... chose CMU over Eastern Michigan, Toledo, and Bowling Green ... prep coach was Bill Feraco.

Sean Price QB 6-2 185 Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

Two-time all-state quarterback who finished his career with a state-record 8,267 yards passing on 600-of-942 ... he set a state record for TDs in a career with 93 while throwing only 17 interceptions ... finished career with a 27-3 record as a starter ... team finished second in state in 2003 and '04 ... injured in 2004 and played in only nine games, throwing 28 TDs against three interceptions ... 2003 was a banner season for Sean, leading the country in passes completed (342) and attempted (525) ... his 4,752 yards passing were a state record and his 55 TDs passes were the second most ever in a season ... named "Player of the Year" in Illinois by the Champaign News Gazette in 2003 ... runs a 4.82 and benches 230 pounds ... chose CMU over Illinois, Western Michigan and Illinois State ... prep coach was David Inserra.

Ontario Sneed RB 6-0 202 Decatur, Ill./Clinton Community

Big running back who couples speed with strength ... first team all-state by Illinois Coaches Association and News Gazette ... Daily Journal "Player of the Year" ... first team all-area by both Herald & Review and Pantagraph ... unanimous all-conference back ... rushed for 1,609 yards on 211 carries and scored 18 touchdowns ... he also caught 32 passes for 617 yards, and finished with 25 total TDs ... finished career with 3,408 yards rushing and 1,179 yards receiving ... had 49 career TDs ... four-year letterwinner and a three-year starter ... also lettered twice in basketball ... runs a 4.46 40 and benches 325 ... chose CMU over Northern Illinois, Western Illinois and Southern llinois ... prep coach was Josh Johnson.

Sam Williams SS 6-4 200 Westland/John Glenn

Lanky defensive player who played outside linebacker in high school but could move to the secondary in college ... all-conference selection ... lettered three years in track and twice in basketball and football ... prep team was 6-4 in 2004 ... caught 24 passes for 321 yards and six touchdowns last fall ... also had 26 tackles and 18 assisted stops ... recovered two fumbles ... runs a 4.46 40 and benches 275 pounds ... chose CMU over Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, and Michigan State ... prep coach was Todd DeLuca.

Frank Zombo TE 6-4 230 Sterling Heights/Stevenson

Promising tight end prospect with good size and speed ... all-state selection by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... Macomb County "Player of the Year" by the Macomb Daily ... all-conference and all-East ... Dream Team choice ... led team to state finals with an 11-3 record in 2004 ... caught 78 passes for 1,200 yards ... finished career with 118 receptions for 1,800 yards ... also made 75 tackles on defense, finishing his career with 127 ... two-year letterwinner in football and basketball ... ranked No. 32 in Detroit News Blue Chip 60 and No. 36 in Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... runs a 4.7 40 and benches 250 ... chose CMU over Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Toledo ... prep coach was Rick Bye.

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