At the signing party last Wednesday night, Tomey said that his staff landed all but one of the 5 highly targeted recruits they went after. Carta-Samuels was the one player SJSU did not land, but Tomey did secure the services of Travis Johnson, Brandon Driver, Harrison Waid, and Chris Hill.
Here are your 2009 Spartans in no particular order!
DL Pierce Burton, Rio Americano-Sacramento, 6-6, 250- Lean and mean for a lineman!
CB Brandon Driver, Santa Rosa JC, 6-0, 185-Comes to us with a torn ligament, but should be ready for mid 2009 season action.
C Reuben Hasani, Venice-Los Angeles, 6-3, 280- A key cog to the offense this year.
CB Chris Hill, Carson (Ca.) HS, 5-9, 175- He is ready to come in and compete right away for a starting position.
DE/FB Travis Johnson, King's Academy-San Jose, 6-3, 235-Untapped potential waiting to explode.
OL Ryan Jones, Riordan, 6-3, 275- 2009 redshirt in all likliness.
DT Anthony Larceval, Helix-La Mesa, 6-1, 265-Welcome to the flex defense!
RB Lamon Muldrow, Sierra College, 5-9, 210- Tomey said that they are looking for "MoJo" to be a grinding player rather than the type of running back that rips 40 yard per carry.
WR/S James Orth, Modesto Central Catholic, 6-2, 190-Typical wide reciever, but Tomey wants him as a defensive safety.
OL Amar Pal, Santa Monica, 6-4, 275- The kind of guy we need on the O-Line!
DE Abasi Salimu, Crenshaw-Los Angeles, 6-5, 245- Greyshirted this past fall and gained 50 pounds from 200 to 250.
DB Jason Simpson, Woodside, 6-0, 200- Local ties!
K Harrison Waid, Fremont-Sunnyvale, 6-1, 175- Local ties!
DB Ronnie Yell, Lincoln-San Diego, 5-9, 165- Quick defensive player.
On a side note, Kevin "KJ" Jurovich will be back this season, as will several other Spartans that missed most or all of the 2008 season (Ryno Gonzalas, Cameron Island, Jalal Beauchmann, Fred Koloto, Justin Willis, and Patrick Perry).