James Dillard came to Tulane in the 2005 recruiting class. He played his senior season at Monsignor Pace High School after transferring from MacArthur High. Originally, the Green Wave was recruiting Dillard's Monsignor Pace teammate, safety Quenton Andrews
Originally, Evan who hales from the Miami, Fla. area, wasn't coming to Tulane at all. He had verbally committed to Temple just before National Signing Day but never signed with the Owls, instead he joined the Green Wave
The loss of these three players was still being felt in 2006 and it will only be this coming season before a reasonably comfortable personnel situation will exist at linebacker
The percentile rankings that are mentioned in parenthesis are rankings for high school players at their respective positions from the
book 'Complete Conditioning for Football' (1998) by Mike Arthur and Bryan Bailey
February 9, 2005
TI: What did they say are the chances of your playing as a freshman?
DK: They said the chances are pretty good. They say they're looking for younger players to step up. If I work hard I can get to play. I think I can probably start off playing on special teams, based on how hard I work and if I show them I want to be involved. They say it's up to me
January 31, 2005
Brandon Brinkley, 6-0 180, the multipurpose athlete who reneged on an earlier verbal committment to the Green Wave might not be a dead issue as far as Tulane is concerned.
January 29, 2005