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    2004 U of L Football Recruiting Class

    Stats and bio's of the confirmed, 2004 University of Louisville football recruiting class.<p> <B>COMPLETE SIGNING DAY COVERAGE</B><br><li><a href=""><B>Mayfield K/P to Walk-on</b></a> <li><a href=""><B>Three Cardinals won't make trip to Memphis</b></a>

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  • Coach Petrino will meet with fans from 4-6 p.m. in the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to introduce the 2004 recruiting class.

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    Mozell Axson
    Jenkins HS (Lakeland, FL)
    NR: 103 Rating: **

    THE STATS: Axson, considered one of the top ten linebackers in the Sun Shine state, recorded 139 tackles (81 solo), 26 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, and a sack as a senior. Rated the 61st best player in Florida by the Orlando Sun Sentinel. Recorded 129 tackles (78 solo) and 26 tackles for loss as a junior and made 403 career tackles. Named top linebacker at the University of Miami's camp.

    Gary Barnidge
    Tight End
    Middleburg HS (Middleburg, FL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Barnidge played both tight end and defense end at Middleburg. On offense, he made 17 receptions, 5 of which resulted in touchdowns. On defense, he made 65 tackles, 10 for a loss, and had 3 sacks, 3 caused fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, 8 quarterback pressures and 1 blocked kick that he returned for a touchdown. Also plays basketball and baseball and averages about 18 points per game on the hardwood.

    Brian Brohm
    Trinity HS (Louisville, KY)
    NR: 6 Rating: ****

    THE STATS: Brohm threw for 3,752 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior and was named the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and Kentucky's Mr. Football. He was also ranked the nation's top prospect by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Threw for 3,777 yards and 47 touchdowns with just one interception as a junior and 3,082 yards, 39 touchdowns and 5 interceptions as a sophomore. Three time state title MVP after leading the Rocks to three straight Class AAAA state championships. Completed a state record 65 percent of his passes during high school career and ranks second to Tim Couch for career passing yardage and touchdowns in Kentucky. Career stats: 10, 579 yards, 114 touchdowns, and 14 INT's.

    Bobby Buchanan
    Joliet Catholic HS (Joliet, IL)
    NR: 69 Rating: **

    THE STATS: On defense, Buchanan recorded 35 tackles, and made seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Rushed for 400 yards on offense and averaged 9.1 yards per carry. Buchanan also returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown and a kickoff 75 yards for another against Morris High. Named first team All-State by the Chicago Sun Times and Class AAAAA first team All-State by the IHSFCA. Three-year varsity starter who helped Joliet win the 2003 Illinois State Championship.

    Johnnie Burns
    Duncan Fletcher HS (Neptune Beach, FL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Burns recorded 156 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions and recovered 2 fumbles as a senior and helped his team reach the regional final. Earned second team All-State honors and was named his teams Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.

    Brandon Cox
    Defensive End
    Douglass HS (Atlanta, GA)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Cox recorded 86 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior and earned all-city honors after leading his team to the state playoffs.

    Elijah Daniel
    Wide Receiver
    Pike County HS (Brundidge, AL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Daniel caught 57 passes for 932 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. He helped lead Pike County to the Class AAA state championship, and hauled in four receptions for 100 yards in the final. Daniels also picked off seven passes. Named All-State and All-County as a senior. Caught 49 passes for 1,028 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.

    Jeremy Darveau
    Offensive Tackle
    Dodge City (KS) C.C. (Hilton Head, SC)
    NR: JC Rating: ***

    THE STATS: Ranked the nation's 108th best JUCO prospect and the 13th best offensive lineman by Darveau allowed only two quarterback sacks at Dodge City and opened holes for one of the top 25 offenses in the nation last season last season. Red-shirted and played one season at the University of Kentucky before transferring to Dodge City (KS) C.C. He'll have two years to play two seasons.

    Anthony Douglass
    Defensive End
    Eufaula HS (Eufaula, AL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Douglass recorded 91 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior. Also blocked four kicks, recovered five fumbles and caused three last season. Voted first team All-State by the Birmingham News.

    Marcus Folmar
    W S Neal HS (Brundidge, AL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Folmar recorded 78 tackles and four interceptions and caught 21 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. He also added a pair of rushing touchdowns and returned a punt 62-yards for a touchdown against Hillcrest. Folmar was a two-time All-Region and All-County honoree and was voted Senior Class President. Folmer also made 50 tackles and had 14 combined touchdowns rushing, receiving and special teams as a junior.

    Breno Giacomini
    Defensive End
    Malden Academy (Malden, MA)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Giacomini was a three-year starter at Malden High School. He was a solid defensive player who played both defensive end and outside linebacker and led the team in passes broken up and recorded one interception. Earned Greater Boston League All-Star honors as a senior. Also plays hoops and averaged 21.0 points per game as a senior and was second in the league in scoring.

    Adrian Grady
    Defensive Tackle
    Coffee County HS (Douglass, GA)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Grady made 79 tackles (54 solo), 5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks from his defensive tackle position as a senior. He was one of 400 players nationally nominated for the Army All American Bowl played in San Antonio. Honorable mention all-region selection by the Valdosta Times. Did not play as a junior due to injury but made 85 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 4 sacks as a sophomore.

    Scott Kuhn
    Tight End
    Conner HS (Hebron, KY)
    NR: 42 Rating: **

    THE STATS: Kuhn had 20 receptions for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns as a senior on a team that rushed for over 2,500 yards and finished 10-1. As a junior, Kuhn hauled in ten receptions in a run-oriented offense.

    Steve McKinney
    Male HS (Louisville, KY)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Will attend U of L on an academic scholarship. Played basketball and football at Male High School.

    Maurice Mitchell
    Inside Linebacker
    Glasgow HS (Glasgow, KY)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Mitchell recorded 68 tackles, 3 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries and 1 INT and also caught 14 passes for 336 yards and 5 touchdowns as a senior. Made 90 tackles, 6 sacks and an interception as a junior while earning second team All-State honors.

    Phillip Moody
    Offensive Line
    North Florida Christian Academy (Tallahassee, FL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Moody played tight end as a senior and was named second team All-Big Bend. Caught 12 passes for 173 yards in 2003 and made18 receptions for 375 yards as a junior.

    Lamar Myles
    Weakside Linebacker
    Lake Region HS (Eagle Lake, FL)
    NR: 71 Rating: ***

    THE STATS: Myles finished with 150 tackles and 8 sacks, and also rushed for 635 yards and 6 touchdowns as a senior. Made 137 tackles and 2 sacks as a junior. Considered one of the top ten linebacker prospects in Florida and earned Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 12 MVP honors last season. Ranked the No. 58 prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel and won the states weightlifting title as a junior.

    Devin Shivers
    Defensive Tackle
    George Walton Academy (Monroe, GA)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Devin anchored both the offensive and defensive lines for an undefeated team that won the Georgia state championship. Shivers was a first team All-State selection and was named his team's most outstanding offensive and defensive lineman as a senior. Anchored an offensive line that blocked for two running backs that averaged 10.5 yards per carry and led a defensive unit that yielded just 7.0 points per game.

    Drew Steinmetz
    Trinity Christian HS (Jacksonville, FL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Steinmetz rushed for 1,187 yards and scored 16 touchdowns and averaged 7.1 yards per carry as a senior. Helped guide team to 14-0 record and a second consecutive Class A state championship in '03. Earned All-State and honorable mention First Coast honors as a senior. Rushed for 710 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior. He was also a Class A All-State selection as a junior. Steinmetz was a three year starter who rushed for 2,272 yards and 26 touchdowns and closed his career on a 26 game winning streak.

    George Stripling
    Running Back
    Andrew Jackson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Stripling rushed for 2,286 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior. Earned second team Class AAA All-State honors in 2003 by the Florida Sports Writers Association. Ran for 272 yards and 5 touchdowns against Jacksonville Jackson. Also made 40 tackles and 2 interceptions and averaged 10.2 yards per punt return. Stripling was the second leading rushed in Florida against a schedule that included four playoff teams and finished third in the 3A Player of the Year balloting.

    Mario Urrutia
    Wide Receiver
    Fern Creek HS (Louisville, KY)
    NR: 66 Rating: ***

    THE STATS: Urrutia caught 62 passes for 1,163 yards and 16 touchdowns in nine games as a senior. Averaged an impressive 18.7 yards per catch in '03. Named first team All-State by the Associated Press after finishing second in the state in receiving yards per game (129.2) as a senior. Urrutia also made 65 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and averages 18 points, 7 rebounds on the hardwood.

    Josh Waller
    Offensive Lineman
    Southern HS (Louisville, KY)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Waller was voted team captain and Most Valuable Lineman while earning first team All-District honors as a senior. He bench presses 310-pounds and squats 450-pounds and helped guide Southern to its first winning season in 14 years.

    Eric Wood
    Offensive Lineman
    Elder HS (Cincinnati, OH)
    NR: Rating: **

    THE STATS: Wood earned first team All-League honors after helping lead Elder to a second straight state championship as a senior. Also plays center for the Panthers basketball team.

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