Meet the Class of 2004

Meet the North Carolina signees for the Class of 2004 ...

Each recruit's name is linked to their bio, with extensive archive information, photos, video, etc.

KENTWAN BALMER
6-5, 250, Defensive Lineman
Weldon, N.C.
Weldon High School

Member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team * Finished his senior season with 113 tackles, 12 sacks, eight pass breakups and six fumble recoveries * Helped lead Weldon to three shutouts in its first six games * As a junior, recorded 103 tackles, 11 sacks and scored a defensive touchdown on a fumble recovery * Earned all-conference and all-area honors in each of the last two seasons * Named the 2003 All-Area Defensive Player of the Year * Coached by Grady Williams * Son of Charles and Christa Balmer * Born on October 15, 1986.

CONNOR BARTH
6-1, 175, Place-kicker
Wilmington, N.C.
Hoggard High School

Named first-team high school All-America by USA Today * Played in the prestigious Army All-America Bowl * Attended the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine and was named the event's top kicker * Selected to the inaugural EA Sports High School All-America Team * Considered one of the best kickers in the country by most recruiting services * Set the North Carolina state record for field goals in a season and career (38) * Ranked among the top 25 overall players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Connected on 20 of 21 field goals and 48 of 50 PATs for 108 points as a senior * Made a 53- and 50-yarder in 2003 * Had a string of 40 consecutive PATs in 2002 * Made 11 of 14 field goals that year, including a 50-yarder, and connected on 53 of 54 extra point attempts as a junior * Put 75 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone * Punted 42 times for a 38.2-yard average with a long punt of 50 yards * Won the field goal distance competition at Virginia Tech's Fourth Down Sports Camp with a 51-yarder following his sophomore season * Also won the Ray Guy Camp competition with a 55-yarder * Coached by Scott Braswell * Son of Thomas and Susan Barth * Born on April 11, 1986.

SCOTT BRUMETT
6-2, 255, Tight End
Pioneer, Tenn
Scott County/ETSU

Three-year starter at linebacker at East Tennessee after redshirting in 2000 * Expected to play tight end at UNC * Compiled 64 tackles, 9.5 tackles for losses and on sack as a junior * Made 94 tackles in 2002, which ranked seventh in the Southern Conference * Recorded four tackles for loss, three pass breakups, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery * Had a career-high 18 tackles against Wofford * Started five games as a redshirt freshman in 2001 * Finished the season with 49 stops in 10 games * Picked off one pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown * Was seventh on the team in tackles * Son of Ted and Kathy Brumett * Born February 2, 1982.

ANTWAIN CAREY
6-0, 205, Tailback
Chesapeake, Va.
Deep Creek High School

Ranked the No. 21 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep * Considered the No. 23 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times * Slowed in his senior season by a foot injury * Played in just four games as a senior and led Deep Creek to a 3-1 record in those four games * Without him, Deep Creek was 4-3 * Averaged 133 yards per game in the four games he played as a senior * Rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a junior, averaging 110 yards per game and scored 20 touchdowns * Averaged a touchdown every six plays * Earned first-team All-Tidewater and first-team All-Eastern Region honors as a junior and was the district player of the year * Coached by David Cox * Also a member of the track team * Ran the lead leg on the 4x100 meter relay team that finished first at the Penn Relays in a time of 41.19 * Also ran 100 and 200 meters * Son of Christine Carey * Born on January 4, 1985.

CALVIN DARITY
6-4, 275, Offensive Lineman
Tallahassee, Fla.
Lincoln High School

Considered the No. 1 offensive guard in the country by Rivals * Ranked the No. 4 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN's Tom Lemming * SuperPrep All-America * Ranked as Rivals' No. 48 player in the country regardless of position * Played in the California/Florida All-Star game * Ranked the No. 27 senior in Florida by SuperPrep * Earned All-Big Bend honors from the Tallahassee Democrat and was first-team Class 4A * Regarded as a top run blocker who moves exceptionally well * Team was 9-3 as a senior and 12-1-1 during his junior campaign * Lincoln won the Florida state title in his sophomore season * Totaled 57 pancake blocks and graded out at 88-percent as a junior * An outstanding student with a 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale * His grandfather played for the San Francisco 49ers * Coached by David Wilson * Son of Daniel and Donna Darity * Born February 5, 1986.

BROOKS FOSTER
6-2, 190, Wide Receiver
Boiling Springs, S.C.
Boiling Springs High School

Ranked the No. 11 prospect in South Carolina by Superprep * Ranked among the top 25 players in South Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Caught 56 passes for 759 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior * Returned 10 kickoffs for 275 yards and scored two touchdowns * Member of South Carolina's Shrine Bowl team * Caught four passes for 72 yards in the Shrine Bowl * Caught 35 passes for 500 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior * Coached by Jeff Snipes, a former assistant coach of NC State's Dick Sheridan * Also plays basketball and is averaging over 17 points and nine rebounds per game * Son of Bobby and Vanessa Foster * Born on April 9, 1986.

TRIMANE GODDARD
5-11, 185, Defensive Back/Return Specialist
Robersonville, N.C.
Roanoke High School

Ranked one of the best players in North Carolina by every major recruiting service * One of the 10 best cornerbacks in the nation by Rivals * Ranked the No. 7 player in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Ranked the No. 6 player in North Carolina by Rivals * Member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team * Caught a touchdown pass and ran for another in North Carolina's 21-12 victory over South Carolina's all-stars * Named Mr. Football in Class 1-A * Earned Associated Press all-state honors three times * Named the Washington Daily News (N.C.) Offensive Player of the Year * Played defensive back, quarterback and tailback in high school * Earned all-state honors on defense three times * Rushed for 1,881 yards and 25 touchdowns while playing quarterback as a senior * Also threw for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns * Posted 102 tackles, broke up 18 passes and had four interceptions * Finished his junior season with 1,857 rushing yards, 800 yards passing and 39 total touchdowns * Had 124 tackles and six interceptions as a junior * Finished his career with more than 5,000 rushing yards and scored 64 touchdowns * Posted more than 375 tackles and picked off 21 passes * Team was 29-15-1 over four years with Goddard in the lineup * Coached by Donnie Kiefer * Son of Christopher and Debra Moore * Born on April 5, 1986.

STEPHEN GREEN
6-0, 185, Defensive Back
Little Rock, Ark.
Pulaski Academy

Ranked one of the top safeties in the country by most major recruiting services * Ranked the No. 7 prospect in Arkansas by SuperPrep * Rushed for 1,671 yards on 200 carries and 23 touchdowns as a senior * Averaged 107.7 rushing yards per game and 8.1 yards per carry * Recorded 99 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss and nine pass breakups * Returned nine kickoffs for 173 yards * Had close to 1,300 yards of total offense as a junior despite missing two games * For his career, he rushed for 2,794 yards and 32 scores and recorded 185 tackles, 7 sacks and 21 pass breakups * His brother, Greg Wesley, plays strong safety for the Kansas City Chiefs * Coached by Kevin Kelley * Son of Isaac Green and Wilma Nellums * Born on November 3, 1985.

MARCUS HANDS
6-6, 245, Defensive Lineman
Wilmington, N.C.
Laney High School/Hargrave M.A.

Played one semester at Hargrave Military Academy and helped lead the team to an 8-1 record * SuperPrep All-America * Ranked the No. 9 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep * Ranked the No. 22 defensive end in the country by ESPN's Tom Lemming as a senior * Named one of the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team * Selected as one of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution's Top 100 players in the South * Finished his senior season with 62 solo tackles, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception, two blocked field goals and a blocked punt * Had 38 solo tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles for a team that went 15-1 and reached the state 4-A title game for the first time in school history during his junior season * Coached by Chuck Martin at Laney and Robert Prunty at Hargrave * Son of Shirley Hands * Born August 22, 1984.

WYATT HICKS
6-6, 250, Offensive Lineman
Highland Springs, Va.
Highland Springs High School

Switched to offensive line after playing tight end as a junior * First-team all-metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch * Named second-team all-state by the Associated Press * Also earned all-region and all-district * Helped Highland Springs to a 9-2 record and a first-round game in the Group 3-A (big schools) playoffs * Transferred from Mechanicsville Lee-Davis after his junior year * Also plays basketball and is the starting center * Basketball team won the Group 3-A state championship in his junior season * Coached by Scott Burton * Son of Herman and Brenda Hicks * Born November 1, 1985.

TERRY HUNTER
6-4, 265, Defensive Lineman
Wendell, N.C.
East Wake/Hargrave M.A.

Played one semester at Hargrave Military Academy and helped lead the team to an 8-1 record * After his senior season at East Wake, he was named the No. 3 player in North Carolina by The Insiders * Ranked No. 4 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep * Named the No. 5 player in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Played at the same high school that produced former Carolina All-America and current Dallas Cowboys standout Greg Ellis * Member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team in 2002 * PrepStar All-Region selection * Coached by Jimmie Williams at East Wake and Robert Prunty at Hargrave * Started since his sophomore season in high school * Helped lead his team to a 13-2 record as a senior *Recorded 110 solo tackles, 15 sacks and 29 tackles for losses in his final season at East Wake * Had 62 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a junior * Son of Sharon and Terry Hunter Jr. * Born February 15, 1985.

BEN LEMMING
6-5, 270, Offensive Lineman
Houston, Texas
Strake Jesuit High School

A three-year starter at Strake Jesuit, an independent high school in Texas * Served as team captain as a senior * Comes from a run-oriented program at Jesuit, which was 10-0 during his sophomore season * Helped lead the Jesuit freshman team to a 10-0 record * His father, Jim, was an offensive tackle at North Texas State under Haden Fry * Coached by Eddie Davis * Has a 3.6 GPA * Son of Jim and Sandy Lemming * Born on October 12, 1985.

KHALIF MITCHELL
6-6, 300, DL
Virginia Beach, Va.
First Colonial/Hargrave M.A.

Started on the defensive line at Hargrave Military Academy and helped lead the team to an 8-1 record * Started at defensive end and tight end at First Colonial High School * Also played fullback, rushing for 68 yards on eight carries as a senior * Played football for just two seasons after moving to Virginia from New Jersey * Also competed in the shot put and discus in track and field * Coached by Sam Scarborough at First Colonial and Robert Prunty at Hargrave * Son of Denise Mitchell and Dalton Bramuell * Born April 7, 1985.

THOMAS NYAOGA
6-5, 290, Offensive Lineman
Arlington, Texas
Summit High School

Ranked among the top 100 players in Texas despite missing most of his senior year with a foot injury * Was one of the most highly ranked linemen in Texas following his junior season * Earned first-team all-league honors as a junior * Runs well for his size and is aggressive and strong * Coached by Tim Beck * Son of Thomas and Rosa Nyaoga * Born on October 13, 1985.

DANIEL PHELPS
5-11, 185, Defensive Back
Sarasota, Fla.
Booker High School

Helped lead his high school team to a 13-1 record that lost in the Florida state semifinals * Ranked among the top 100 players in Florida by SuperPrep * helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and won the Class 3-A District 11 and Region 3 titles * Had 41 tackles and broke up seven passes * Also played tailback and had 262 yards on 48 carries as a senior * Averaged 47.2 yards per kickoff return and scored four touchdowns * Also a member of the track team * Played against current Tar Heel Donnell Livingston in high school * Coached by Fred Gilmore * Son of Ena Redden * Born November 26, 1984.

CORI POWELL
6-2, 225, Fullback/Linebacker
Charlotte, N.C.
Providence Day High School

Played linebacker, fullback and was on most special teams at Providence * Ranked the No. 32 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep * Two-time first-team all-state and all-conference selection * Had 96 tackles, four sacks, 26 tackles for losses as a senior * Bronko Nagurski High School Award nominee * Played three different defensive positions as a senior * Considered an outstanding blocker as a fullback * Had 57 rushes for 374 yards, an average of 6.5 yards per carry * Registered 111 tackles, 14 sacks, 18 tackles for losses at outside linebacker as a junior * Also plays basketball and track and has competed in boxing * Coached by Keith Flynn * Sone of Trudie Bennett * Born on December 16, 1985.

KENNY PRICE
6-4, 280, Defensive Lineman
Virginia Beach, Va.
Kempsville High School/Hargrave M.A.

Played one semester at Hargrave Military Academy and helped lead the team to an 8-1 record * Three-year starter on both the defensive and offensive lines at Kempsville * Had 87 tackles, nine sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior * All-Tidewater first-team selection by the Virginian-Pilot * Earned all-district and all-region first-team honors and second-team all-state honors at defensive tackle * Was first-team all-district at offensive tackle * Ranked the No. 33 senior in Virginia by SuperPrep * Co-MVP at Kempsville * Also wrestled one season as a junior * Coached by Jeff Beard at Kempsville and Robert Prunty at Hargrave * Son of Roseana Huff and Ernie Price * Born January 31, 1985.

CHASE RICE
6-3, 215, Linebacker
Asheville, N.C.
Reynolds

Ranked among the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl Team * Made 159 tackles, three sacks and an interception as a senior * Helped lead his team to a 14-1 record as a junior * Registered 123 tackles, six tackles for losses and three interceptions as a junior * Coached by Steve McCurry * His brother, Chad, played football at Duke * Son of Daniel and Connie Rice * Born on September 19, 1985.

DEL ROBERTS
5-8, 170, Wide Receiver
Tallahassee, Fla.
Godby High School

Caught a school-record 69 passes for 1,054 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior * Ranked among the top 40 players in Florida by SuperPrep * 2003 first-team all-state * Played in the 2003 California/Florida All-Star game * Named District 4 MVP * Selected as the Tallahassee Democrat's "Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year" * Named team MVP and team captain as a senior * Three-year starter * Caught 117 passes in his career for 1,799 yards, both school records * Had 15 career touchdown receptions * Caught 10 passes against state finalist, The Bolles School * Set school records for most points scored in a game with 24 vs. Chiles, longest kickoff return (99 yards) in 2001 * Leon County Schools' student representative at the Martin Luther King breakfast * Coached by Shelton Crews * Son of Charles and Priscilla Roberts * Born November 6, 1985.

MICHAEL ROZIER
6-5, 210, Quarterback
Stockbridge, Ga.
Henry County High School

Left-handed pro-style quarterback who also plans to play baseball at North Carolina * Completed 132 of 252 attempts for 1,454 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior * Led the region in completions * Named first-team All-Clayton and Henry Counties * Was a second-team all-region selection * Completed 117 of 181 passes for 1,600 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior * Also scored one rushing touchdown * Rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 left-handed high school pitcher in the country * Considered the No. 2 left-handed high school pitcher by TeamOneBaseball.com * Fastball has been clocked at over 90 mph * Coached by his father, Mike Rozier * Son of Mike and Candace Rozier * Born on July 2, 1985.

GERALD SENSABAUGH
6-2, 210, DB
Kingsport, Tenn.
Dobyns-Bennett/ETSU

Started three years at ETSU at safety * Two-time first-team All-Southern Conference selection * Named third-team I-AA All-America by The Sports Network * Finished fourth on the team as a junior with 74 tackles, had two tackles for losses, two sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery * Broke up eight passes and had a team-high five blocked kicks * Tied an NCAA record with three blocked punts against Georgia Southern * Started all 11 games as a sophomore and freshmen * Made 56 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups and four fumble recoveries as a sophomore * Picked off two passes as a freshman * Son of Gerald and Denise Sensabaugh * Born June 13, 1983.

HILEE TAYLOR
6-3, 215, Linebacker/Defensive End
Laurinburg, N.C.
Scotland County High School

Ranked among the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Ranked the No. 14 senior in North Carolina by SuperPrep * Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl Team * Had a great senior season with 128 tackles and 17 tackles for losses * Had 91 tackles and five sacks as a junior, his first season on varsity * Coached by Mark Barnes * Son of Hilee and Grace Taylor * Born on July 18, 1986.

MARTEL THATCH
6-2, 180, Defensive Back
Greensboro, N.C.
Dudley High School

Ranked among the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer * Ranked the No. 19 senior in North Carolina by SuperPrep * Three-year starter at Dudley * Made 91 tackles and picked off nine passes as a junior * Returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns * Helped Dudley go 11-5 in 2002 and reach the class 3-A state championship game, which it lost on a field goal in the final six seconds * Coached by Victor Floyd * Son of Ernie and Joyce Thatch * Born on February 10, 1986.


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