WR * 5-9 * 176 * Fr-HS
Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian)
Max Emfinger All-American Team ... Southeast All-Region (Superprep) ... helped lead Evangel to the state championship ... caught 96 passes for 1,453 yards and 20 touchdowns ... returned 47 punts for 501 yards and three touchdowns last season ... finished career with 221 receptions for 3,489 yards and 49 touchdowns ... enrolled at Tech in January ... recruited by UCLA and Tulane ... High School Coach: Dennis Dunn.
Free Safety * 6-1 * 190 * Fr-HS
Childress, Texas (Childress)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... three-year First-Team All-District Team member ... First-Team All-State as a senior, honorable mention as a junior ... impressive senior season with 2,087 rushing yards on 232 carries ... also rushed for 30 touchdowns ... logged 81 tackles on defense, caused three fumbles, recovered two fumbles ... picked three interceptions for 94 yards and a touchdown ... cousin of former Red Raider basketball star and assistant coach Will Flemons ... recruited by Texas A&M and Oklahoma State ... High School Coach: Charlie Johnston.
Linebacker * 6-0 * 205 * Fr-HS
Kingsville, Texas (King)
First-Team All-District and District Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Bay Area three seasons ... rushed for 1,294 yards and 13 TDs as a senior ... finished career with 348 rushes for 2,974 yards and 32 touchdowns ... recruited as a linebacker ... All-State track performer ... finished first in district last year in the 100 meters with a time of 10.58 ... has run a 10.4 in the 100 and 21.5 in the 200 meters ... finished second in the state powerlifting competition and turned in the best overall deadlift for two years ... holds school record with squat of 600 pounds ... also benches 410 and deadlifts 670 ... recruited by UTEP, Baylor, TCU, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Michigan, LSU and Oklahoma ... High School Coach: Richard Whitaker.
Cornerback * 6-1 * 175 * Fr-HS
Austin, Texas (Reagan)
Best athlete on Class 4A State semifinalist team ... recruited by Iowa, Wyoming and Houston ... High School Coach: Andrew Jackson.
Wide Receiver * 5-11 * 175 * Fr-HS
Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Texas Sportswriters Association Class 5A First-Team All-State ... No. 41 prospect in the state by the Dallas Morning News ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... MHS won 2001 state championship ... 13 catches for 461 yards and 107 tackles and four interceptions ... recruited by West Virginia, Purdue, Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech ... High School Coach: Steve Halpin.
Defensive End * 6-3 * 272 * Fr-HS
Dayton, Texas (Dayton)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... listed as No. 61 prospect in the state by Heartland Recruiting analyst David Garvin ... Texas Sportswriters Association Class 4A First-Team All-State ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... 92 tackles, five sacks ... recruited by LSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Tulsa, Georgia, Baylor ... High School Coach: Jerry Stewart.
Wide Receiver * 6-3 * 205 * Fr-HS
Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley)
First-Team All-Arizona ... selected to play in the Arizona High School All-Star Game ... Tech defensive line coach Ron Harris was an assistant at Paradise Valley High School from 1996-99 ... caught 40 passes for 653 yards and eight touchdowns last season ... also rushed for 559 yards and five TDs on 62 attempts and ran up 623 yards and four TDs on 16 kickoff returns ... recruited by Washington State, Colorado State ... High School Coach: Donnie Yantis.
Tight End * 6-5 * 240 * Fr-HS
Lubbock, Texas (Coronado)
Second-Team All-District 3-5A (2000) ... All-City Honorable Mention 3-5A (2000) ... All-City Honorable Mention 3-5A (1999) ... team finished 7-3 last season ... also boasts several basketball honors, including Lubbock Avalanche-Journal All-City (2001), All-South Plains 4-5A (2001), First-Team All-District 3-5A (2001), District 3-5A Newcomer of the Year (2000) ... active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... High School Coach: Butch Henderson.
Wide Receiver * 6-3 * 193 * Fr-HS
Sharpstown, Texas (Sharpstown)
First-Team All-District ... named Outstanding Receiver, Offensive MVP and Team MVP ... Fist-Team All-Academic ... 44 catches for 695 yards and six touchdowns ... also has posted a 48.7 in the 400 meters and 23.1 in the 200 meters ... comes from athletic background, father, James, played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and California Angels ... brother, Broderick, played basketball at Wake Forest ... recruited by Louisiana Tech, Rice, Purdue, Georgia Tech and Northwestern ... High School Coach: Charles Perridon.
Offensive Line * 6-3 * 285 * Fr-HS
Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite)
First-Team All-District ... Logged 118 tackles and nine sacks ... MHS won 2001 state championship ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team ... All-District as a junior... All-District track standout ...recruited by Houston ...
Offensive Line * 6-6 * 255 * Fr-HS
Houston, Texas (Second Baptist)
Three-time First-Team All-District on defense ... First-Team All-District as a tight end last season ... Second-Team All-State tight end and defensive end as a senior ... team captain ... helped lead team to 46-8 record over four seasons ... team advanced to TAPPS 4A state semifinals each season and won state title sophomore year ... basketball team also won state title during sophomore season ... state finalist in the shot put as a junior ... state finalist in diving ... father, Glenn, played at Tech in the 70s ... uncle, Doug, was a football Third-Team All-American at SMU ... High School Coach: Lawrence Huston.
Linebacker * 6-3 * 225 * Fr-HS
Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Texas Sportswriters Association Class 4A Third-Team All-State ... No. 48 area prospect by the Dallas Morning News ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... team won state title during sophomore season ... district and bi-district champs in 1999 and 2000 ... First-Team All-District three years ... Newcomer of the Year in 1999 ... Honorable Mention All-State last two seasons ... First-Team All-Big Country last season ... First-Team All-Fort Worth last season ... 141 tackles as a senior ... finished career with 338 tackles, 21 tackles in first and last games of season ... 18 career sacks ... father, Jerry, played at Rice and was drafted in the seventh round in 1962 by the Pittsburgh Steelers ... recruited by Colorado ... High School Coach: Mike Copeland.
Offensive Line * 6-5 * 305 * Fr-HS
Tyler, Texas (Lee)
Team finished 8-4 ... two high school teammates signed D-I scholarships this year ... recruited by Louisiana-Lafayette, Stephen F. Austin, North Texas, Vanderbilt ... High School Coach: Mike Owens.
Running Back * 5-8 * 185 * Jr-TR
Lakeland, Fla. (City College of San Francisco)
Listed as the No. 95 JUCO prospect in the country ... California Junior College All-American and Offensive Player of the Year ... played on California JUCO State Championship team ... CCSF finished the season as the No. 1 team in the nation ... CCSF has won three-straight state championships and finished 12-0 in 2001 ... enrolled at Tech in January ... JUCO Top 50 ... rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns in championship game to earn MVP honors ... logged 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns last season ... finished third in the country in scoring with 12.0 points per game ... averaged 123 yards per game on the ground and 144.6 all-purpose yards ... has been timed at 4.35 in the 40 ... recruited by USC, West Virginia and North Carolina ... Junior College Coach: George Rush.
Defensive End * 6-4 * 285 * Jr-TR
Brussels, Belgium (Hartnell College)
JUCO Top 100 ... First-Team All-Conference last season ... cousin of current Red Raider Loliki Bonga-Wanga ... 59 tackles, nine sacks and seven tackles for loss last season ... strong athlete, benches 410, power cleans 315 and squats 600 ... only two years of organized football ... recruited by California, San Jose State, San Diego State and Penn State ... Junior College Coach: Larry Souza.
Running Back * 5-11 * 175 * Fr-HS
Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall)
No. 55 prospect in the area by the Dallas Morning News ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... rushed for 1,603 yards and 19 touchdowns on 266 carries ... rushed for 1,756 yards and 21 TDs on 282 carries as a junior ... recruited by West Virginia, Purdue and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: Mark Elam.
Defensive End * 6-4 * 230 * Fr-HS
Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen)
Helped lead Calallen to 1999, 2000 and 2001 district championships ... 139 tackles and six sacks senior season ... state semifinalist (2001) with 13-2 record ... team went 34-5 during sophomore through senior seasons ... First-Team All-District, District MVP, All-Metro, All-South Texas and All-Bay Area as a linebacker senior season ... First-Team All-District, All-Metro, All-South Texas, All-Bay Area as a safety junior season ... posted 130 tackles, an interception, seven sacks, 12 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and scored seven TDs as a senior ... had a 115 tackles as a junior and rushed for 800 yards and 13 TDs as a junior ... earned Circle K Academic Athlete of the Week award ... named FCA Athlete of the Month ... father, Royce, played on Texas A&I's 1979 National Championship team ... helped lead CHS to 2000 state baseball championship ... recruited by SMU, TCU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Phil Danaher.
Cornerback * 6-0 * 185 * Fr-HS
Midland, Texas (Lee)
District 4-5A Defensive MVP ... 85 tackles and 10 sacks ... 101 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior ... District Defensive MVP ... Texas Football Old Spice Red Zone Lone Star All-Star Team ... voted Lee's Most Outstanding Linebacker ... Honorable Mention All-America ... related to former Red Raider defensive back Antwan Alexander ... cousin of former Buffalo Bills' running back Thurman Thomas ... recruited by Abilene Christian, North Texas and UTEP ... High School Coach: John Parchman.
Safety * 6-3 * 195 * Jr-TR
Rialto, Calif. (San Bernardino Valley College)
JUCO Top 100 ... grabbed five interceptions and returned two for touchdowns last season ... two-year All-Conference ... started at corner in 2001 and safety in 2000 ... played in the Cal State semifinals ... All-Conference and All-County at Eisenhower High School ... helped EHS to No. 8 ranking in state during senior season ... also runs sprints in track ... recruited by Kansas ... Junior College Coach: John Smedley.
Offensive Line * 6-4 * 320 * Fr-HS
Sugarland, Texas (Sugarland)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... First-Team All-District 20-5A selection ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... also First-Team All-District last two seasons ... recruited by Kansas State, Houston, UTEP and Iowa State ... High School Coach: David Scurlock.
Defensive Tackle * 6-3 * 289 * Fr-HS
Newton, Texas (Newton)
Team won district title in 1999 and 2001 ... helped lead NHS to Class 3A quarterfinals and 11-3 record ... First-Team All-District tight end and defensive tackle ... recruited by Toledo, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech ... High School Coach: Curtis Barbay.
Linebacker * 6-0 * 210 * Fr-HS
Tyler, Texas (John Tyler)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... Texas Sportswriters Association Class 5A Second-Team All-State ... Insiders.com Texas Super Team All-State ... No. 79 prospect in the state by the Dallas Morning News ... Austin American-Statesmen Fab 55 ... 85 tackles and an interception for a touchdown as a senior ... as a junior, Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State selection, helped lead team to the Class 5A Division II state finals ... also district MVP as a junior ... recruited by LSU, USC and Purdue ... High School Coach: Allen Wilson.
Safety * 6-0 * 189 * Fr-HS
Jersey Village, Texas (Jersey Village)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... 61st best defensive back in the country ... rushed for 1,000+ yards and 11 touchdowns as a quarterback ... also threw for 800+ yards and four TDs ... recruited by Colorado, Arkansas, Texas A&M ... High School Coach: David Snokhaus.
Linebacker * 6-2 * 218 * Fr-HS
Plano, Texas (West)
No. 26 prospect in the area by the Dallas Morning News ... No. 59 prospect in the state by the Dallas Morning News ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... Houston Chronicle Top 100 ... All-District, All-Area as a senior ... finished senior season with 88 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and five sacks ... had 50 tackles as a junior and nine sacks ... honorable mention All-District junior season ... father, Andre, was an All-American at Texas Tech and played for seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins ... recruited by Maryland, LSU, Florida State and West Virginia ... High School Coach: Mark Reeve.
Defensive Back * 5-10 * 174 * Fr-HS
Port Arthur, Texas (Lincoln)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 ... rated as the No. 21 prospect in the state by Heartland Recruiting analyst David Garvin ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... three-year First-Team All-District ... three-year member of Port Arthur and Beaumont super teams ... newcomer of the year ... three-year All-State defensive back ... caught 13 passes for 405 yards (31.2 ypr) and five touchdowns ... returned 18 punts for 218 yards and two TDs ... logged 63 tackles , 21 pass breakups, four interceptions and a fumble recovery ... Lincoln High School finished the season 7-2 and advanced to the Class 4A Division II playoffs ... finished fourth in the 2001 Class 4A state track meet in the long jump (23'5.25") and fifth with the LHS 400M relay team (41.06) ... finished second in the long jump as a sophomore (24'2.5") and fourth in the 400M relay ... All-American long jumper ... recruited by Texas, Florida and UCLA ... High School Coach: Richard Williams.