CAPSULES: National LOI Signees

Player Biographies:

Anderson, David WR 5-11 190 Fr. 7/28/83 Westlake Village, Calif./Thousand Oaks HS...
Attended Thousand Oaks HS in Thousand Oaks, Calif... was named all-west...regional by SuperPrep Magazine... all-conference three years, all-state two years while at Thousand Oaks... racked up 1130 yards on 83 receptions and scored 9 TDs in his senior season... won the league MVP and the team MVP two years... holds all major receiving records at Thousand Oaks, including yards in a season, yards in a career, passes caught in a season and passes caught in a career... has a 3.83 GPA and is an honor student... bench press is 305... considered one of the finest wide receiver prospects to sign with the Rams' program... Named to all-state, all-conference, all-county and all-state teams as a senior...selected to play in the California-Florida all-star game...also recruited by several PAC-10 and MWC institutions...full name: David Kent Anderson.

*Campbell, Travis DB 6-0 190 Jr. 7/7/81 Thousand Oaks, Calif./Cal State-Northridge...
Made big impact as a sophomore for Cal State Northridge, finishing second on the team in tackles with 92 including team-high 55 solo stops... started all 11 games as sophomore at free safety... led team with five interceptions, two of which he ran back for touchdowns...totalled 183 yards in interception returns... had a career high, 18 tackles against Air Force as a sophomore... entering last year he was a pre-season All-American... had a team-high 11 break-ups... recovered two fumbles while forcing two others... Los Angeles Times, Daily News and Ventura County all named him first team in high school... full name: Travis Gene Campbell.

Cathy, Brandon DB 5-11 180 Fr. 8/11/83 Liberty, Mo./Liberty HS Attended Liberty HS in Liberty, Mo...
Named all-conference three years, all-Metro two years, all-district two years, all-Northland two years and all-state his senior year... placed third in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the long jump at the state track championships... holds school record for longest punt return for TD (92 yds.)... three-year starter at free safety... as a senior, Cathy made 91, tackles had 5 fumble recoveries and grabbed 3 interceptions... full name: Brandon Maurice Cathy.

Davis, Lukas DB 6-2 190 Fr. 12/24/83 Aurora, Colo./Eaglecrest Attended Eaglecrest HS in Aurora, Colo...
named all-Colorado, all-conference, all-state and a "blue chip" recruit senior year... was team captain for the Raptors senior year... selected first team All-American by SuperPrep Magazine... SuperPrep Magazine ranked Davis as the No. 14 defensive back in the nation and the No. 1 defensive back in Colorado... also selected as one of Superprep's top 25 players in the midland region... made 90 tackles and had 8 interceptions his senior year... has a 3.5 GPA and is on the honor roll...two-time all-state selection... a two-sport athlete, competing in track, running in the open 200 and the 4 X 200 meter relay... played for Gary Thompson at Eaglecrest, a former Colorado State linebacker... full name: Lukas Allen Davis.

Day, Josh OL 6-5 275 Fr. 12/15/83 Aurora, Colo./Overland HS Attended Overland HS in Aurora, Colo...
named all-conference and all-state senior year... bench press is 340 and squat is 550... is a two-sport athlete, also competing in the throwing events in track...ranked as the No. 8 lineman in the Midland region by SuperPrep Magazine... is expected to break the discus record at Overland this spring... full name: Joshua Kelly Day.

Flores, Joey WR 6-3 195 Fr. 8/16/84 Anaheim, Calif./Fountain Valley HS...Attended Fountain Valley HS in Anaheim, Calif... transferred to Fountain Valley as a sophomore...
was named all-league as a senior and placed on the top-25 in Orange County list... named team MVP... had standout game vs. Long Beach-Poly HS, hauling in nine catches for 190 yards and two TD's... is a two-sport athlete, also playing baseball... named all-region by PrepStar... full name: Joseph Frank Flores... also was a standout defensive end and had eight quarterback sacks... coach by Eric Johnson... Johnson says, "There was no defensive back that we played against that could cover him because of his size and speed. Offensive tackles could not block him because of speed and agressiveness. When he focuses on one position, he'll be a great one in college."

Foster, Daniel DB 5-11 175 Fr. 5/29/84 Corona, Calif./Centennial HS...
Named to the all-Fox Sports West team... named all-league... had 78 tackles, 5 interceptions, 5 passes broken up and 1 fumble recovery as a senior... returned 4 of the 5 interceptions for TDs... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds... has a 35-inch vertical jump... has a bench press of 290... also squad presses 405 pounds... Student Sports ranked him among top 10 cornerbacks on the West Coast...ranked by Rivals.com as a top-100 list prospect nationally.

Gales, Jeffrey RB 6-1 190 Fr. 12/20/83 Fort Worth, Tex./All Saints Episcopal...
Attended All Saints Episcopal HS in Fort Worth, Tex... named league player of the year and two-time team MVP... twice all-conference...had 1476 yards rushing his senior year... returned 3 kickoffs and 2 punts for TDs as a senior... invited to state all-star game senior year... 3.5 GPA... full name: Jeffrey Nelson Gales.

Garrison, Dana LB 6-0 220 Fr. 8/21/84 Los Angeles, Calif./Fairfax HS...
Named to the Prep Star Magazine all-region team... named All-Western League last two years as a linebacker... picked to the All-City Team by the Los Angeles Coaches Association as a senior... awarded the "Red Helmet" for being the hardest hitter on his team... had the most tackles on his team and was also a captain as a senior... had 152 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 41 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks in his career at Fairfax.

Green, Jimmy RB 6-0 220 Jr. 2/11/83 San Diego, Calif./Mesa JC Transfer from San Diego Mesa JC...
named offensive MVP at Mesa...three-time conference player of the week... besides football, competed in basketball and track and was named all-conference senior year in high school... tallied 1100 yards in his senior season at La Jolla HS averaging 7.8 yards per carry... attended the same high school as former Rams E.J. Watson, Dave Shohet and Paul Turner... bench press is 365 and squat is 550+... has a brother Wade who plays football at Cal Poly-SLO... full name: James David Green.

Haskell, Jason OL 6-3 275 Fr. 2/24/84 Topeka, Kan./Topeka HS Attended Topeka HS in Topeka, Kan...
was a four-year starter for Topeka... named all-conference his senior year and all-class the previous two years... was team captain... Rivals.com ranks him as No. 87 lineman recruit in the nation... four years on honor roll... full name: Jason James Haskell.

Hayward, Adam LB/S 6-1 215 Fr. 6/23/84 Westminster, Calif./Marina HS Attended Marina HS in Westminster, Calif...
was named to PrepStars all-region team... in his senior year Hayward had 90 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, 5 fumbles caused, 3 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds... was all-league past two years.... competed in California all-star game of Orange County vs. Los Angeles, was named MVP for the Orange County defense... in track, ran 22.3 200-meter, 49.8 400 meter...bench presses 300, squat presses 565... was awarded team MVP honors...

Jones, Courtney LB 6-1 230 Fr. 7/11/84 Arlington, Tex./Bowie HS... Attended Bowie HS in Arlington, Tex...
was named all-area, all-conference and all-district his senior year... bench press is 360...two-sport athlete, competing in track and field throwing discus...played at the same school as current Rams' offensive lineman Albert Bimper...named the conference's defensive MVP in 2001... two-time all-conference selection... full name: Courtney DeSean Jones.

Leiter, Michael DE 6-4 235 Fr. 2/16/84 Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita Attended Santa Margarita HS in Mission Viejo, Calif...
was named all-league, all-county and all-CIS... a finalist for league defensive MVP... led the team with 13 quarterback sacks...was one-half sack short of all-time high school record at Santa Margarita... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds... named the team's defensive MVP... teammate with fellow Ram recruit Marshall Tharpe... set school record for the shuttle-run, 3.87...also earned membership in the school's 1,000-pound lifting club that includes the bench, power clean, and squat exercises... full name: Michael David Leiter....coached by Jim Hartigan... Hartigan says: "Michael has a tremendous up-side and unlimited potential. With his speed and size, he could be a dominant force in college."

*Mann, Lavell DL 6-2 280 Jr. 9/8/82 Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach City College...Transfer from Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif...
An all-league selection his sophomore year... Named team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year sophomore year... had 10 sacks... attended Lakewood HS in Lakewood, Calif... Was all-conference in football three years and all-state two years while at Lakewood... named team defensive MVP in high school... full name: Lavell Antwon Mann.

Moore, Jonathan OL 6-4 300 Fr. 8/5/84 Houston, Tex./Clear Brook HS...Attended Clear Brook HS in Houston, Tex...
was named team offensive lineman of the year as a senior... was team captain... named all-district as a junior... was a member of national honor society...bench press is 330... full name: Jonathan Jirmichale Moore.

Oldenburg, Clint TE 6-6 212 Fr. 9/9/83 Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County HS...
All-State selection as a defensive end and tight end... picked to play in the Shrine all-star game... three-sport athlete who has earned state and regional honors in two of the sports... placed second in the state in the discus in track as a as a junior... a finalist for the Wyoming National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Award...two-time all-state and three-time all-conference choice.

Parks, Ryan OL 6-4 285 Fr. 10/30/83 Chino Hills, Calif./Chino HS
One of the most highly recruited offensive linemen on the West Coast...named first-team all-CIF and a first-team all-state selection as a senior as selected by the LOS ANGELES TIMES... named the Inland Valley Conference Player of the Year... named to all-league teams as both a junior and senior... played in the California-Florida All-Star game, and has also been selected to play in the California All-State Shrine Game... named the team MVP as a senior...earned all-region honors as chosen by Super Prep and Prepstar magazines, respectively...runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9, bench presses 320 pounds, and squat presses 540 pounds...one on-line recruiting service called him the best offensive lineman in the staste... high school coach: John Monger...Monger says, "I have had a lot of offensive linemen who have gone on to college and who have been successful. Ryan is the best I have had."

Petit, Julien WR 6-3 190 Fr. 8/17/84 Pasadena, Calif./Mater Dei HS...
Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds... was rated by the Orange County Register as one of the top-25 players in the country... had 31 catches for 126 yards in 7 games... averaged 21.1 yards per catch... caught 5 touchdowns... was ranked as one of the top wide receivers on the West Coast by Student Sports Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

Redha, Jassem OL 6-3 295 Fr. 7/10/84 Chino, Calif./Chino HS
Attended Chino HS in Chino, Calif... was named all-league senior year...played in the California vs. Florida Bowl and the California Shrine game... labeled by the all-star game selection as the best center in the state...squat pressed 500 pounds... was a member of a 12-1 football team that lost in state championship... bench press is 345... full name: Jassem Hassan Redha.

Stratton, Ben DB 6-2 200 Fr. 7/17/84 Cheyenne, Wyo./Cheyenne East HS...Attended Cheyenne East HS in Cheyenne, Wyo...
named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Wyoming... named state back of the year and was an all-state selection... threw for 2,000 yards and 13 TD's as quarterback his senior year... was a two-sport athlete, competing in track and running in the 110 and 300 hurdles as well as the 100- and 200-meter dash... picked to play in the Wyoming all-star game... a finalist for the Wyoming National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Award... full name: Benjamin Gray Stratton.

Tharpe, Marshall QB 6-2 185 Fr. 2/22/84 Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita HS...Attended Santa Margarita HS...
named league and team offensive MVP senior year... set a school record for completion percentage, completing 62.9 percent of his passes... one of the most highly sought after quarterbacks in the nation... comes from a high school with a great quarterback tradition... had a standout game where he completed 23 passes... had a QB Rating of 148.6 his senior season... threw for over 1601 yards... ranked as one of the top-10 quarterbacks by Student Sports... rated as one of the top-25 pro style quarterbacks in the nation by Rivals.com... was named all-region by PrepStar... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds... teammate of fellow Ram recruit Michael Leiter... full name: Marshall Allen Tharpe... coached by Jim Hartigan...Hartigan says: "Marshall is overall a more complete player than any of my past quarterbacks and should be at least as successful, if not more, than any of my previous quarterbacks in college. He has the athletic ability of Chris Rix (Florida State/ACC Newcomer of the Year), the arm of Carson Palmer (Southern California/4-year starter) and the smarts and decision-making ability of Matt Dlugecki (University of Illinois/projected starter). He arguably ran the offense better than any of the previous quarterbacks."

Walker, Tristan RB 6-1 225 Fr. 9/18/84 Claremont, Calif./Claremont HS...
One of the top running backs in the country, who attracted national attention...ranked as the No. 10 fullback recruit and the No. 76 overall recruit in the nation by PacWestFootball.com...gained over 1150 yards as a senior averaging 8.0 yards per carry... has a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 records... vertical leap is 39 inches, recorded at the Nike Combine, the highest by ...one of the most sought-after prep players in the nation...one of the most decorated student-athletes to ever sign a letter of intent with the Rams' program... in his career, rushed for 3,252 yards and 7.5 per-carry average...scored 34 career touchdowns...currently bench presses 340 pounds, squad presses 505 pounds, and power cleans 315 pounds...named to several prep All-American teams...ranked by Student Sports magazine as the 18th best prospect on the West Coast...one other recruiting on-line service rated him among the top 10 fullbacks in the nation...currently has a 3.0 grade point average...at the conclusion of the season, was named first-team All-American Blue Chip SuperPrep, Student Sports, and Prep Star magazines, respectively... coached by Mike Collins...Collins says, "Tristan is a big-time back who possesses tremendous physical attributes. I can't imagine that in the entire country there are many high school running backs who are better than Tristan. "

Wilken, Wyatt DL 6-2 275 Fr. 11/18/83 Highlands Ranch, Colo./ThunderRidge HS...Attended ThunderRidge HS...
named conference player of the year as an offensive lineman senior year... all-conference past two seasons...earned all-state and all-Colorado recognition as a senior... named all-region by PrepStar... was a co-captain senior year... three-sport athlete for the Grizzlies, qualifying for state in wrestling in heavyweight class, and running track.... placed third in state finals of discus, seventh in shot put junior year... full name: Wyatt Andrew Wilken.

Woods, Micah LB 6-1 242 Fr. 4/24/84 Houston, Tex./Sterling HS
Was a four-year starter... team captain three years... finished senior season with 132 tackles and 5 sacks... unanimous all-district selection... honorable mention all-region... 2001 pre-season nominee for Houston defensive player of the year... state qualifier in the discus...has thrown the discuss 178 feet... one of the strongest Ram recruits with a bench press of 380 lbs.


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