LB | 6-4 | 210
Jemison, Ala. | Jemison High School
Three-year starter on the defensive side of the ball ... broke onto the scene as a sophomore free safety with six interceptions for an 11-1 squad which claimed a regional title ... made the switch to linebacker prior to his junior season and logged 102 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions to earn All-Chilton County honors ... posted 85 tackles and six sacks while also blocking five kicks as a senior to earn All-Chilton County and All-Chilton County Coaches Association honors ... hard-hitter who forced 12 fumbles throughout his career ... team captain in football and basketball as a senior ... three-year letterwinner in basketball and track ... earned All-Chilton County honors in each of his first three prep campaigns on the hardwood ... member of the Student Government Association and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
DL | 6-4 | 245
New Orleans, La. | St. Augustine High School
Versatile and athletic defensive end who played only two seasons of prep football ... starter in each of his two seasons at defensive end ... logged seven sacks and recovered a pair of fumbles as a junior ... tallied 13 sacks, 64 tackles, two fumble recoveries, forced four fumbles and 10 deflected passes in just over six games, losing more than half of his senior season due to injury ... all-district as a senior ... four-year letterwinner on the hardwood who earned all-district honors as a sophomore and junior ... two-year letterwinner in track who earned all-district honors during his sophomore and junior campaigns in the long jump ... member of Diversity Group and writer for the school newspaper ... intends to major in mass communications.
OT | 6-5 | 283
Tallahassee, Fla. | Leon High School
Big offensive line prospect who has the ability to play tackle or guard ... three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at right tackle for one of Florida's most prolific passing offenses ... earned honorable mention All-Big Bend Area honors as a junior when he was the chief pass protector for Wyatt Sexton, the top quarterback prospect in the state of Florida by the Florida Times-Union ... graded out at 89 percent as a senior ... team captain, second-team all-Big Bend Area and first-team Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 4 selection as a senior ... also a nominee for the Florida-Georgia All-Star game during final prep campaign ... honor roll student and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area..
TE | 6-6 | 215
Dacula, Ga. | Dacula High School
Versatile tight end who has displayed strong skills as both a blocker and receiver ... also a standout longsnapper who earned all-county honors in his final two prep campaigns ... a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... four-year letterwinner on the gridiron who served as team captain as a senior ... comes from a run-based option offense ... led the squad with 56 pancake blocks as a junior ... was Dacula's leading receiver with 11 receptions for 189 yards as a senior when he was a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman in the state of Georgia ... named his team's offensive player of the year as a senior and its special teams player of the year his sophomore through senior campaigns ... earned three letters on the hardwood ... a standout in the classroom and community as well ... involved in numerous activities, including: Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, Peer Leadership, Gwinnett Alliance with Youth and Hands Together Dacula Day Project ... posted a 3.9 GPA during prep career ... elected student body president as a senior and student body vice president as a junior ... a Who's Who in American High Schools selection freshman through senior years ... awarded the National High School Scholar Award and the Principal's Leadership Award as a senior ... was a Governor's Honors Program attendee in the summer of 2002.
WR | 5-10 | 175
Tallahassee, Fla. | Lincoln High School
Speedy receiver from one of the top high schools in Florida ... helped lead Lincoln to the 4A state title and a No. 15 national ranking in the final USA Today prep poll as a junior ... one of the top 100-meter sprinters in the state of Florida ... has been clocked at 10.4 in the 100 ... mainstay on the honor roll and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... joins prep teammates Brent Moody and Willie Johnson on the Cardinal roster ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area.
QB | 6-3 | 230
Louisville, KY. | Male High School
One of the most talented all-around athletes from Kentucky in recent years ... spent his senior campaign playing quarterback after seeing action at running back, wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and defensive end over his career ... the nation's top rated safety and 6th-overall prospect by ESPN's Tom Lemming ... the nation's 12th-ranked prospect by CollegeFootballNews.com ... the nation's 26th-ranked prospect by The Sporting News ... a four-star prospect by both TheInsiders.com and Rivals.com ... rated the nation's 14th overall prospect by TheInsiders.com ... rated by Rivals.com as the nation's 25th-ranked overall player and the second-ranked athlete ... named Kentucky's Mr. Football as a senior after leading Male to a 14-1 record and an appearance in the state title game ... completed 190 of 304 passes for 2,891 yards and 35 touchdowns, rushed 131 times for 911 yards and seven scores and caught 17 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... completed 33 of 47 passes for 468 yards and six touchdowns, rushed 24 times for 116 yards and a score and caught two passes for 24 yards in Male's 59-56 loss in the state finals ... named co-first-team Associated Press All-State quarterback, co-Paul Hornung Award winner, won the Frank Camp Award, won the Roy Kidd Award, was named Student Sports National Athlete of the Week and was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Southern team ... also named to Fox Sports Net South's CTSD All-South First-Team ... the top vote getter for the 2001 Football All-State team at five different positions as a junior when he hauled in 64 passes for 1,090 yards and 22 scores ... wrapped up his prep career ranked fourth in the state record book in career receiving yards with 180 catches for 3,031 yards and 37 touchdowns ... also rushed 256 times for 1,581 yards and 25 scores and completed 221 of 385 passes for 3,379 yards and 40 touchdowns ... a dual sport star who is also a leading candidate for Kentucky's Mr. Basketball.
OL | 6-5 | 315
Naples, Fla. | Barron Collier High School
Impressive raw talent on the offensive line with tremendous potential ... played only two years of prep football and had his senior season cut short by a knee injury ... played his junior campaign at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore, Md., before transferring to Barron Collier for his senior season ... integral part of an offensive line which helped the Cougars claim the Class 3A District 10 title during his senior campaign.
WR | 5-11 | 175
Jonesboro, Ga. | Jonesboro High School
Extremely fast and elusive wideout with great hands who has the potential to play on either side of the ball ... pulled down 80 catches for 1,539 yards and 14 scores over three-year prep gridiron career ... rated as one of the top wideouts in the state of Georgia and the entire south by BorderWars.com ... hauled in 40 receptions for 831 yards and seven scores while earning first team all-county and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior ... named the top receiver in the region and one of only three players to receive all nine sports writers' votes for first-team all-region honors as a senior ... also named a Clayton News Daily Southern Crest Super 11 player as a senior ... pulled down 26 passes for 487 yards and five scores en route to all-region honors as a junior ... a three-sport athlete who lettered in baseball, basketball and football ... clocked at 4.53 in the 40 at the Nike Camp ... a standout on the hardwood where he averaged 20.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior for the No. 4-ranked team in the state ... a top-rated player by Street and Smith magazine and Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports who earned first-team all-region honors and was named one of the top 15 players in the state by AJC ... posted a 3.0 GPA during his prep career ... honor roll student, member of the Key Club and the 2002 state champion Mock Trial Club ... volunteers at the emergency room of the South Fulton Medical Center on weekends.
CB | 6-0 | 175
Tallahassee, Fla. | Rickards High School
Excellent cover corner ... a three-star prospect by TheInsiders.com who is the nation's 67th-ranked cornerback ... a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who is the nation's 46th-ranked cornerback ... played quarterback, wide receiver and safety for the Raiders ... racked up over 1,200 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... notched 1,035 yards and seven scores passing, 1,237 yards and 11 scores receiving and 82 tackles, 14 pass breakups and nine interceptions at defensive back as a senior when he was named team co-MVP and earned first team All-Big Bend Area honors ... also a standout in track who has been clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area.
WR | 6-5 | 190
Gardena, Calif. | Venice Senior High School
Tall, fast and tough receiver who has huge upside ... has the ability to go up and get the ball ... one of the top prospects from one of the most talent-rich football conferences in the nation, the 49-team Los Angeles City section of the C.I.F., whose graduating class has already secured 29 Division I football scholarships ... All-Western Region by Prepstar ... an all-city selection by the L.A. Sportswriters ... all-city and all-league selection by the L.A. Coaches Association ... candidate for the All-American Super Seven Team by Max Emfinger Recruiting ... the nation's 10th-ranked flanker receiver by Max Emfinger Recruiting ... a three-star prospect and the nation's 55th-ranked receiver by Rivals.com ... a three-star prospect and the nation's 47th-ranked wide receiver by TheInsiders.com ... played only one season, exploding onto the scene as a senior when he hauled in 52 receptions for 1,072 yards and nine scores ... clocked at 4.52 in the 40-yard dash ... played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game ... teamed with fellow recruits B.J. Vickers and Eddie Miller on one of California's most explosive prep teams.
S | 6-2 | 200
Dunwoody, Ga. • Dunwoody High School
Extremely physical, hard-hitting defensive back ... has the speed to play in the secondary but is physical enough to play linebacker ... three-year letterwinner and two-year starter who logged 93 tackles, including 65 solo stops, two tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior when he earned all-region and second-team all-county honors ... clocked at 4.45 in the 40.
DL | 6-2 | 220
Tallahassee, Fla. | Lincoln High School
Impressive and versatile talent on the defensive side of the ball who has the size and speed to play either outside linebacker or defensive end ... teamed with fellow Cardinal recruits Todd Brigman and Brent Moody at Florida power Lincoln High School ... helped lead Lincoln to the 4A state title and a No. 15 national ranking in the final USA Today prep poll as a junior ... led the squad with 12 sacks and added 58 tackles, including 19 for loss, as a senior when he earned first team all-district, first team all-conference and third team all-state honors ... clocked at 4.6 in the 40 ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area.
OL | 6-4 | 265
Columbus, Ohio | Bishop Watterson High School
Big athletic prospect who played both offensive line and defensive tackle during his prep career ... has the tools to play on either side of the ball but is projected as an offensive lineman ... three-year letterwinner who helped lead Bishop Watterson to league and regional titles in each of his final two prep campaigns ... earned first-team all-league, special mention all-district and honorable mention all-state honors as a junior while helping Bishop Watterson to an 11-4 mark and an appearance in the Division II state title game ... earned first-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-league honors while leading Bishop Watterson to the Division III state title as a senior ... anchored an offensive line which opened holes for running backs who totalled 3,665 yards and 42 scores during his junior campaign and 2,169 yards and 39 scores during his senior season ... logged 152 tackles, including 29 solo stops, as a junior and 67 tackles, including 18 solo stops, despite missing four games with a broken wrist as a senior.
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CB | 5-11 | 180
Douglas, Ga. | Coffee County High School
Physical cover corner who is one of the south's fastest prospects ... has the speed and fundamentals to be an impact player ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40, 10.4 in the 100 and 22.1 in the 200 ... logged 65 tackles forced three fumbles and picked off one pass as a junior.
QB | 6-0 | 195
Marina Del Rey, Calif. | Venice Senior High School
Prolific prep signal caller who was a two-time all-city selection in one of the nation's most talent-rich areas ... threw for 7,423 yards and 72 touchdowns while completing 70% of his passes in two seasons as a starter ... threw for 3,557 yards and 39 scores as a junior when he led the state of California in passing efficiency with 3,884 yards and 33 scores as a senior ... has a strong arm and the knack for making big plays ... athletic prospect who can also make things happen on the ground ... rushed for 651 career yards and was sacked only 13 times in two years ... three-year letterwinner in track who has been clocked at 4.6 in the 40 ... All-American by Fab 50 Recruiting ... the 2nd-ranked quarterback in California by Fab 50 Recruiting ... the 3rd-ranked athletic quarterback in the nation by Max Emfinger ... candidate for the All-American Super Seven Team by Max Emfinger Recruiting ... the nation's 33rd-ranked duel-threat quarterback by Rivals.com ... candidate for California Mr. Football ... co-Western League MVP with prep teammate and fellow Cardinal recruit B.J. Vickers as a senior ... an All-Western Region selection by Prep Star ... trained by Elite 11 Quarterback Coach Bob Johnson throughout prep career ... served as an instructor at the renowed Air 7 Quarterback School, which he attended for three years ... teammed with fellow recruits B.J. Vickers and Antwuan Giddens on one of California's most explosive prep teams ... posted a 3.6 GPA during his prep career and was awarded the California Golden State Scholar Award for Science and History.
CB | 6-3 | 200
Palm Bay, Fla. | Palm Bay High School
Three-year starter in the defensive backfield who helped Palm Bay to state titles in two of his three seasons in the lineup ... identical twin of fellow recruit Thomas Miller ... played wide receiver and defensive back during his prep career but is projected as a safety or cornerback in the collegiate ranks ... broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore, helping Palm Bay to the 6A state championship ... notched 30 tackles and three interceptions as a junior when Palm Bay posted the longest winning streak in the state of Florida and earned an appearance in the semifinal round of the state playoffs for the third consecutive season ... notched 55 tackles, picked off five passes and forced four fumbles as a senior for a squad which posted 13 straight wins to claim its second state title in three years -- that team finished the season ranked second in the nation ... earned honorable mention all-state honors and honorable mention All-Space Coast as a senior ... clocked at 4.45 in the 40 ... three-year letterwinner on the hardwood.
CB | 6-3 | 200
Palm Bay, Fla. | Palm Bay High School
Three-year starter in the defensive backfield who helped Palm Bay to state titles in two of his three seasons in the lineup ... identical twin of fellow recruit Eric Miller ... played wide receiver and defensive back during his prep career but is projected as a safety or cornerback in the collegiate ranks ... tallied 30 tackles and an interception while helping Palm Bay to the 6A state championship as a sophomore in his first season in the starting lineup ... logged 70 tackles, including 35 solo stops, and picked off five passes for a squad which posted 13 straight wins to claim its second state title in three years -- that team finished the season ranked second in the nation ... earned all-district, second team all-state honors and was selected to the All-Space Coast team by Florida Today as a senior ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40.
P | 5-11 | 201
Tallahassee, Fla. | Lincoln High School
Left-footed punter who is rated among the best in the nation ... two-year starter for a Lincoln squad which lost only two games during his career ... averaged 43.6 yards on 37 punts as a senior, placing 19 inside the 20-yard-line and nine inside the 10 ... averaged 42.7 yards on 43 punts as a junior, placing 12 kicks inside the 10-yard-line to help lead Lincoln to the 4A state title and a No. 15 national ranking in the final USA Today prep poll ... named first team All-Big Bend Area, first team all-district and second team all-state as a senior while also earning honorable mention Punter of the Year honors by Kicking.com ... participated in the CaliFlorida All-Star game ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area ... teamed with fellow Cardinal recruits Todd Brigman and Willie Johnson at Florida power Lincoln High School ... posted a 3.7 GPA during his prep career.
DT | 6-2 | 300
Huntsville, Ala. | Lee High School
Imposing 15-year-old prospect who originally hails from Anambra, Nigeria ... extremely bright ... size, speed and work ethic are pluses ... tested into the ninth grade as a 12-year-old when his family moved to Huntsville from Nigeria ... played three years of prep football ... took up the sport as a sophomore, knowing next to nothing about the game ... started 13 games on the defensive line as a 13-year-old ... played both ways, earning honorable mention all-state honors as a junior ... logged 60 tackles and nine sacks, earning first-team all-state honors on both sides of the ball as a senior ... posted a 3.5 GPA during his prep career and is interested in the U of L medical school.
TE | 6-5 | 230
Albany, Ga. | Deerfield Windsor High School
Versatile tight end who has the potential to be a force in the passing and running game ... four-year starter who earned GISA Class AAA first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior ... honored with the John Reynolds Award, bestowed upon the top player in the Albany area, as a senior when he helped guide Deerfield Windsor to a 13-2 record and the Georgia Independent School Association state title ... team captain as a junior and senior ... earned all-region honors freshman through junior season ... established school records with 91 career receptions, 1,369 career receiving yards and 407 career tackles ... also logged a school record 201 tackles as a linebacker during his senior campaign ... a four-year starter on the hardwood who has earned all-region honors in his first three prep campaigns ... an all-state selection as a junior when he averaged 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds ... four-year letterwinner in baseball who earned all-region honors as a junior when he hit .420 with seven home runs and 30 RBI ... member of the honor roll.
ATH | 6-3 | 190
Alexander City, Ala. | Benjamin Russell High School
Big athletic two-way prospect with a great frame ... earned all-district and All-Region 3 honors as a senior when he hauled down 47 catches for 1,037 yards and five scores, becoming the first receiver in school history to tally 1,000-plus yards receiving ... also established a new school record with a 22.06 yard average per catch ... notched 62 tackles and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball as a senior ... missed his junior season with a foot injury ... four-year letterman and three-year starter on the hardwood ... collected a pair of all-tournament awards during his senior season and is currently averaging 16.5 points and 12 rebounds per game.
S | 5-11 | 180
Jacksonville, Fla. | Bolles High School
Three-year starter at safety ... picked off four passes as a sophomore and junior and a city-best nine as a senior ... helped lead Bolles to an 11-2 mark and a district championship as a junior ... sparked Bolles to a 14-1 record and the 2A state title as a senior when he earned all-city and second-team all-state accolades ... four-year letterwinner in track who was part of a school record-setting 4 x 400 relay ... hails from the same high school as current Cardinals Jason Spitz and Jeremy Seguin.
RB | 6-0 | 202
Tallahassee Fla. | James Rickards High School
Extremely athletic running back with speed to burn ... a three-star prospect who is ranked as the nation's 10th-best all-purpose back by TheInsiders.com ... two-sport star who finished 9th at the state track meet in the 110 high hurdles as a junior ... clocked at 4.45 in the 40 ... tallied over 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, earning first team All-Big Bend Area honors ... was also named a Big Bend Area Super Six Senior and nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... garnered running back MVP honors at the 2002 Tuscaloosa Nike Camp ... earned team MVP, first team all-district and honorable mention all-state honors during junior and senior campaigns ... played on both sides of the ball as a junior, notching 105 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles while also rushing for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns on 88 carries ... started at fullback as a sophomore, blocking for All-American running back Michael Fisher who ran for more than 2000 yards and 30 scores ... also logged 533 yards and eight scores on 30 carries as a sophomore ... selected to play in the CaliFlorida All-Star game ... one of six recruits from the Tallahassee area ... four-time high honor roll selection ... cousin of Mike Brown, strong safety for the Chicago Bears.
QB | 6-3 | 205
Sandersville, Ga. | Washington County High School
Big, strong and mobile quarterback who led Washington County to a 33-7 mark and three straight regional championships in three seasons as a starter ... natural leader who is capable of making plays through the air or on the ground ... passed for 1,078 yards and 12 touchdowns and ran for another five scores as a senior when he earned honorable mention all-area and honorable mention all-state honors ... passed for 2,888 yards and 32 touchdowns while tallying another 802 yards and 14 scores on the ground over his career ... helped Washington County claim the 2001 and ‘02 Georgia All-Classification Weightlifing title ... established a school weightlifting record with a 290-pound power clean ... member of the honor roll.
AB | 6-0 | 190
Louisville, KY. | Male High School
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter who split time between wide receiver, cornerback, running back and kick returner during his prep career at Male ... a two-star prospect by Rivals.com who is projected as an all-purpose back in the collegiate ranks ... logged 64 carries for 481 yards and three scores as a sophomore while helping Male claim the 4A state title in 2000 ... carried 107 times for 621 yards and eight scores and hauled in 27 receptions for 477 yards and nine scores as a junior ... earned second-team all-state honors and the Johnny Unitas Award for a stellar senior campaign in which he helped Male post a 14-1 record and an appearance in the state title game ... led the state of Kentucky with 17 interceptions as a senior ... rushed for 1,154 yards and 23 scores, pulled down 48 catches for 670 yards and 13 scores and hit paydirt twice on interception returns and once on a 76-yard kickoff return to lead the state of Kentucky in total touchdowns (39) and total points (236) as a senior ... three-time letterwinner in track who was has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40 and is an all-state selection in the 110 and 300 hurdles ... owned a perfect attendance mark throughout his prep career and was a member of the ROTC.
WR | 6-3 | 212
Marina Del Rey, Calif. | Venice Senior High School
Electrifying and powerful prospect who is rated among the top wide receivers in the nation ... a top prospect from one of the most talent-rich football conferences in the nation, the 49-team Los Angeles City section of the C.I.F., whose graduating class secured 29 Division I football scholarships ... the nation's 18th-ranked wide receiver by Rivals.com ... the 18th-ranked senior in California Top 100 by Rivals.com ... the nation's 34th-ranked wide receiver by TheInsiders.com ... candidate for California Mr. Football ... ranked as the top wide receiver in California by Fab 50 Recruiting ... earned All-American honors by Prep Star, Superprep and Fab 50 Recruiting ... candidate for the All-American Super Seven Team by Max Emfinger Recruiting ... a CalHiSports.com first-team All-State selection ... an all-city selection by the L.A. Sportswriters and the Los Angeles Offensive Player of the Year by the L.A. Coaches Association ... co-Western League MVP with prep teammate and fellow Cardinal recruit Eddie Miller ... selected for the All-America Bowl and participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... pulled down a school record 165 receptions for 3,480 yards and 25 touchdowns over his prep career ... also added 568 yards and five scores on the ground, while returning five kickoffs for touchdowns over his career ... hauled in 67 passes for 1,507 yards and 11 scores, while also throwing for 260 yards and rushing for another 320 yards as a junior ... pulled down 76 passes for 1,553 yards and nine scores as a senior ... a three-year letterwinner in track who has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40 ... prep teammate of fellow recruits Eddie Miller and Antwuan Giddens.
DL | 6-4 | 250
Cedartown, Ga. | Cedartown High School
Strong and agile defensive line prospect who came on strong during his senior campaign ... four-year starter who spent his junior campaign at linebacker and senior season at defensive tackle ... logged 60 tackles, including 11 for loss, and five sacks to earn all-area honors for a Cedartown team that finished 10-3 and reached the Class AAA quarterfinals of the state tournament during his senior season ... two-year letterwinner in baseball, earning honorable mention all-area honors as a sophomore ... member of the Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the honor roll ... team captain as a senior.