Catching up with the 2011 class

With signing day less than a week away, BearcatInsider takes a look at the 2011 class. The 24-member class was short on overall production, but shows promise for future seasons.

Six of the 24 players earned some playing time with most of the production coming on the offensive side of the ball. Jameal Poteat and Alex Chisum each saw significant action on the offense, while Nick Temple contributed extensively on defense.

Ralph David Abernathy (RB) – Was a dynamic kick returner for the Bearcats after winning the job in fall camp. His first return almost went to the house, while his last one (in the bowl game against Vanderbilt) did.

Demetrius Alston (DE) – Never enrolled

Alex Chisum (WR) – Played in all 13 games, with two starts. He recorded 19 receptions with 302 yards and two touchdowns.

Rodriquez Coleman (WR) – Never enrolled, rumors have him being a part of the 2012 signing class.

Patrick Coyne (QB) – Redshirted

Parker Ehringer (OT) – Redshirted

Chad Hannah (DE) – Redshirted

Dwight Jackson (OLB ) – Played 10 games, mostly on special teams. Finished the season with 15 tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Damon Julian (WR) – Redshirt

Brandon Mitchell (DT) – Redshirted

Chris Moore (WR) – Was moving his way up the depth chart and was one of the biggest surprises in fall camp before suffering an injury that cost him the season.

Max Morrison (WR) – Redshirted

Silverberry Mouton (DE) – Redshirted

Daniel Murray (OG) – Redshirted

Justin Murray (OT) – Redshirted

Malcolm Murray (S) – Competed fall camp for the starting safety position, but suffered an injury and is scheduled for a medical redshirt.

Trenier Orr (CB) – Ascended up the depth chart to back-up at the boundary corner, behind Devan Drane, but record any stats.

Jameel Poteat (RB) – Officially listed as third on the depth chart throughout the season, but appeared in 10 games. He ran for 109 yards, and scored his lone touchdown of the season against Akron.

Carroll Phillips (OLB) – Never enrolled

Akise Teague (RB) – Medical Redshirt

Nick Temple (LB) – Played in all 13 games and moved into the starting lineup against Louisville. He finished with 35 tackles on the season.

Shaquille Washington (WR) – Started the season as part of the receiver rotation, but fell out after five games. The converted high school quarterback finished the season with three receptions, and wasn't with the team for its bowl game. He has returned to school, but supposedly needs to work his way back onto the active roster.

Stevie Weatherford (QB) – Redshirted as a freshman, and then decided to transfer following the fall quarter.

Chad West (DE) – Redshirt

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