MLB/WIL - Fletcher Session - SR (60, 229) - Tyler John Tyler
Fletcher is the only returning starter and the only guy we know will start at LB in 2006
LB - Paul Williams - JR (62, 227) Tyler Lee
Paul is the next best guess for a starter. Remember he played as a true FR in 2003 as we were so thin at LB, then RS in 2004
MLB - Brock Stratton -
SR (511, 214)
We have no idea what to expect from
Brock. Lyle could reinsert Brock back into the starting lineup or Brock may never take
another meaningful snap.
SAM/DE - Keyunta Dawson
- SR (62, 260)
Lyle will experiment with Keyunta this spring at LB, presumably at SAM due to his size and speed. The stats listed below are at RDE, not LB.
The Role Players:
These are the guys who will play here and there and contribute but do not seem likely to start.
MLB - Chad Hill - JR
Another guy we hope comes back from an injury. He was a solid player we could trust against most teams and only worry when we played top teams. Not bad for a former walk-on.
WIL - Brent Slaughter - SR (61, 215) Wimberley
Brent is another walk-on who made the most of his opportunity and contributes, but is never going to start.
OLB - Kellen Tillman -
SR (62, 237)
Kellen could have been a star for us if not for injuries. He played healthy this year but rarely saw the field. He could be in the mix for a starting job if he turns it up this spring, but most likely another role player.
OLB - Calen Shearer - SO (61, 212) Austin Westlake
A walk-on who contributes in blowouts and could see more playing time in the future, but probably never starts.
The guys with no discernable stats or contribution:
LB - Jamequinlon McGill
- SR (62, 234)
LB - John Knust - SR
LB - Eric Moses - SR (64, 225) The Woodlands
The Redshirt FR:
OLB/DB - Jordan Thomas - RSFR (60, 200) Keller
He is either going to play WIL or S. He ran 4.55 at Techs summer camp. He came in a carbon copy of Fletcher Session. His SR season, he had 57 tackles, 7 PBU, 3 INT (1 returned 108 yards for a TD), and 2 sacks. Benches 300+, and ran a 22.8 in the 200 M.
SAM/DE - Sandy Riley -
RSFR (61, 258 ) -
Was a TE in HS, came in 23 pounds heavier
than expected, but supposedly getting down to 245. His dad was a drill sergeant in the
MLB - Ryan Hale - RSFR
116 tackles and 1 sack as a SR, and runs a 4.62 40. Ryan comes in with similar frame of Mike Smith. He looks to be a MLB in the works, but starting in 2006 is a long shot.
The True FR:
These are true freshmen that could Play in 2006.
SAM/RDE - Dwayne Bazile
- FR (6'3, 235)
He could play LB, RDE, or RS. A lot of it
may depend on how
MLB/SAM - Brian Duncan -
FR (6'1.5, 235)
This is an odd one. He was well known in LA, but got little interest. As a SR, he had 83 tackles, 4 sacks, and 3 FF. He was 1st team All-District and 2nd Team All-State. I get the feeling we will see him as a true FR or it is a long road to the field. This is Joel Filani on D, good stats, good size, good speed, but the local schools are not interested. Hopefully, it wont take him 3 years to be productive on the field.
LB - Julius Howard - FR (6'0, 220) Irving Nimitz
If he plays in 2006, it will be at LB. He
would play MLB or WIL most likely in Lyles scheme. He could RS to bulk up a little
and play rush end. He does have pretty good speed, supposedly around 4.5. This is Mike
Smiths size as a RSFR with Fletcher Sessions speed. This is a guy most people
in DFW know. He is supposedly one of the most intense players in
Not in the 2006 LB Picture:
MLB - Marlon Williams - FR (5'11, 215) Pflugerville
Small, athletic player who impresses people who see him play. He probably needs a RS year to add some weight. This is a Brock Stratton, maybe not as fast, but not 2 years removed from football and has a RS year worth taking.
WIL/S - Franklin Mitchem - FR (6'2.5, 210) Klein
If he plays in 2006, it will be at S. The most likely scenario for Mitchem is to RS and see if they can add 20 lbs without sacrificing his speed, which is 4.72.
WIL/S - Blake Collier - FR (6'1.5, 208 ) Justin Northwest
He is a legit speedster and ran the 100 M on their track team. Northwest has a fast D and their players are probably playing a position heavier in HS than what they will in college. Blake could play and possibly start at S in 2006. It depends on how quick he picks it up in August. He needs 15 to 20 lbs to play LB at Tech though. This is a slightly bigger, faster Fletcher Session.