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Video Coach Dantonio's Signing Day Press Conference

 LIVE BLOG

3:25 p.m.
As Coach Dantonio breaks down the 2015 signing day class during his press conference, check out the complete bios for this year's recruits (PDF format): 2015 Signing Day Class

2:51 p.m.
Mufi Hunt, DE, 6-6, 215, Sandy, Utah (Taylorsville)

2:30 p.m.
Coach Dantonio will announce Michigan State's 2015 signing class at a 2:45 p.m. press conference. Watch live here at MSU Signing Day Central.

1:19 p.m.
Cassius Peat, DE, 6-3, 235, Chandler, Ariz. (Corona del Sol)

12:17 p.m.
Kaleel Gaines, DB, 6-0, 170, Frostproof, Fla. (Frostproof)

12:07 p.m.
Drake Martinez, LB, 6-2, 215, Laguna Beach, Calif. (Saddleback College)

11:30 a.m.
Kyonta Stallworth, OT, 6-4, 270, Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)

10:11 a.m.
Josh Butler, CB, 5-11, 175, Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite)

10:09 a.m.
Raequan Williams, DL, 6-5, 270, Chicago, Ill. (DePaul College Prep)

10 a.m.
Brian Lewerke, QB, 6-3, 195, Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle)

9:22 a.m.
Felton Davis III, WR, 6-3, 175, Richmond, Va. (Highland Springs)

9:19 a.m.
Justice Alexander, DE, 6-5, 234, Macedonia, Ohio (Nordonia)

9:11 a.m.
Noah Listermann, OL, 6-7, 285, Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)

8:51 a.m.
Tyson Smith, CB, 6-0, 177, Southfield, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary's)

8:34 a.m.
David Dowell, DB/WR, 6-1, 180, North Ridgeville, Ohio (St. Edward)

8:32 a.m.
Andrew Dowell, LB, 6-1, 210, North Ridgeville, Ohio (St. Edward)

8:21 a.m.
Tyler Higby, OL, 6-5, 285, Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School)

8:17 a.m.
Darrell Stewart Jr., WR, 6-2, 192, Houston, Texas (Nimitz)

8:06 a.m.
Grayson Miller, S, 6-2, 185, Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County)

7:55 a.m.
LJ Scott, TB, 6-1, 215, Hubbard, Ohio (Hubbard)

7:09 a.m.
The first fax received was from Khari Willis at 7:09 a.m. (S, 5-11, 200, Jackson, Mich., Lumen Christi)

6:45 a.m.
Welcome to the official Michigan State football 2015 signing day blog, live from the Skandalaris Football Center. Members of the MSU coaching staff started arriving in the offices at 6:30 a.m. Each signee will be announced as his National Letter of Intent is validated by the MSU Compliance Office.



MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 RECRUITING CLASS
NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown (High School)Video
Justice AlexanderDE6-5234Macedonia, Ohio (Nordonia)Video
Josh ButlerCB5-11175Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite)Video
Cole ChewinsOT6-7250Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston)Video
Felton Davis IIIWR6-3175Richmond, Va. (Highland Springs)Video
Andrew DowellLB6-1210North Ridgeville, Ohio (St. Edward)Video
David DowellDB/WR6-1180North Ridgeville, Ohio (St. Edward)Video
Kaleel GainesDB6-0170Frostproof, Fla. (Frostproof)Video
Tyler HigbyOL6-5285Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School)Video
Mufi HuntDE6-6215Sandy, Utah (Taylorsville)Video
Brian LewerkeQB6-3195Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle)Video
Noah ListermannOL6-7285Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)Video
Drake MartinezLB6-2215Laguna Beach, Calif. (Saddleback College)Video
Grayson MillerS6-2185Georgetown, Ky. (Scott)Video
Cassius PeatDE6-3235Chandler, Ariz. (Corona del Sol)Video
LJ ScottRB6-1215Hubbard, Ohio (Hubbard)Video
Tyson SmithCB6-0177Southfield, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary's)Video
Kyonta StallworthOT6-4270Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)Video
Darrell Stewart Jr.WR6-2195Houston, Texas (Nimitz)Video
Tyriq ThompsonLB6-1220Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)Video
Kenny WillekesLB/FB6-3215Rockford, Mich. (NorthPointe Christian)Video
Raequan WilliamsDL6-5270Chicago, Ill. (DePaul College Prep)Video
Khari WillisS5-11200Jackson, Mich. (Lumen Christi)Video

   JUSTICE ALEXANDER
DE | 6-5 | 234 | Macedonia, Ohio | Nordonia High School | Coach: Jeff Fox | Primary Recruiters: Jim Bollman & Ron Burton

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 33) . . . also ranked among the country's top weakside defensive ends by 247Sports.com (No. 34) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 120) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 26), 247Sports.com (No. 26), Rivals.com (No. 45) and ESPN.com (No. 50) . . . named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team as well as Cleveland.com and Akron Beacon Journal All-Star Teams as a senior . . . also earned All-Suburban League and AP Division II Northeast Inland All-District honors in 2014 . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Fox at Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio . . . recorded a career-best 89 tackles as a senior, with 31.5 resulting in losses including a school-record 20.5 sacks, while helping the Knights (14-1) to the Suburban League title and a trip to the Division 11 championship game . . . also credited with three forced fumbles and a pass break-up in 2014 . . . made seven tackles, including two for losses (2 yards), vs. Cincinnati LaSalle in the state championship game . . . produced 12 tackles, including two sacks, a fumble and pass break-up in the regional final vs. Grafton Midview . . . posted nine stops, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles vs. Fremont Ross in the opening round of the playoffs . . . honorable mention AP Northeast Inland All-District selection as a junior . . . registered 42 tackles in 2013, with 11 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . tallied a season-high five stops, with two for losses including a sack, and blocked a punt vs. Medina Highland . . . his career totals include 131 tackles, with 42.5 for losses including 24.5 sacks . . . also competes on the Knights basketball team . . . son of Troy and Jennifer Alexander . . . born May 10, 1997 . . . plans to major in computer science.

DANTONIO ON ALEXANDER: "Justice is a high motor defensive end with an enormous frame and high upside. He's physical at the point of attack and plays with great pad level and snap for a guy his size. He's also a basketball player who knows how to work his feet, which makes him even more versatile. He has all the makings to become an impact player."

   JOSH BUTLER
CB | 5-11 | 175 | Mesquite, Texas | West Mesquite High School | Coach: Jeff Neill | Primary Recruiter: Ron Burton

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 250 prospects by Rivals.com (No. 241) . . . rated among the country's top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 25), ESPN.com (No. 28), Scout.com (No. 33) and 247Sports.com (No. 52) . . . listed among the Midlands' top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 84) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 31), Scout.com (No. 44), ESPN.com (No. 69) and 247Sports.com (No. 71) . . . rated among the state's Top 100 prospects by Lone Star Gridiron . . . listed among among the Top 30 Central Texas seniors by the Waco Tribune . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Neill at West Mesquite (Texas) High School . . . named to the 12-5A all-district first team as a kick returner in 2014 despite playing in only five games (knee injury) . . . returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown vs. South Garland . . . returned a punt 75 yards for another score . . . his 50-yard punt return set up a TD vs. Wylie . . . selected to the 10-4A all-district first team as a junior . . . recorded 38 tackles and 15 pass break-ups in 2013 . . . had 37 receptions for 496 yards (13.4 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . also saw action at quarterback in wildcat formations in 2013 . . . three-year letterman for the Wrangler track and field team . . . son of Steven Butler and Ladrida Bagley . . . born Nov. 25, 1996 . . . plans to major in criminal justice.

DANTONIO ON BUTLER: "Josh is a physical cornerback, who excels in press coverage. He has all the attributes you want in a corner: he can read, react, and tackle in space. He also can flip his hips and has the recovery speed to make plays. Josh has shown great toughness and tackling ability. He's an outstanding return man, who played safety as a senior. Josh has been very well coached."

   COLE CHEWINS
OT | 6-7 | 250 | Clarkston, Mich. | Clarkston High School | Coach: Kurt Richardson | Primary Recruiters: Brad Salem & Mark Staten

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Walk-on will be added to the 2015 roster . . . rated among the nation's top tight ends by ESPN.com (No. 30) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 6), The Detroit News (No. 14), Lansing State Journal (No. 20), Scout.com (No. 22) and ESPN.com (No. 26) . . . named to The Detroit News and MLive Dream Teams . . . selected captain of the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team . . . three-year letterman and two-year, two-way starter for Coach Kurt Richardson at Clarkston (Michigan) High School . . . helped lead the Wolves to back-to-back Division 1 state championships . . . earned All-Metro North honors from The Detroit News in 2014 . . . also named to all-county and all-conference teams as a senior . . . entered his senior season as one of the state's top tight ends but moved to left tackle as a result of injuries . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Wolves average 37 points per game en route to an unbeaten record in 2014 . . . selected team Defensive MVP after recording 47 tackles (28 solos, 19 assists) and two interceptions from his defensive end position as a senior . . . broke up two passes and blocked a field-goal attempt in the state title game vs. Saline . . . returned an interception for a touchdown vs. Oxford . . . son of Paul and Stacey Chewins . . . born Nov. 25, 1996 . . . plans to major in biomedical engineering.

DANTONIO ON CHEWINS: "Cole has been an impact player and leader for two state championship teams at Clarkston High School. He has a very high motor and has the ability to play multiple positions on offense or defense. He plays with toughness and a `never quit' attitude. Cole has great length and a very high ceiling as a football player."

   FELTON DAVIS III
WR | 6-3 | 175 | Richmond, Va. | Highland Springs High School | Coach: Loren Johnson | Primary Recruiter: Ron Burton

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 217) . . . rated among the country's top wide receivers by 247Sports.com (No. 22) and Rivals.com (No. 55) . . . listed among Virginia's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 16), Scout.com (No. 27) and ESPN.com (No. 33) . . . two-time first-team all-conference for Coach Loren Johnson at Highland Springs (Va.) High School . . . had 37 receptions for 516 yards (13.9 avg.) and six touchdowns in just eight games in 2014 . . . had a career-best eight catches for 158 yards (19.8 avg.) and one score vs. Brook Point as a senior, including a career-long 85-yard grab . . . earned first-team All-Capital District honors in 2013 . . . caught 28 passes for 725 yards (25.9 avg.) and 10 TDs as a junior in just eight games . . . had three receptions - all resulting in TDs - for 164 yards vs. Henrico . . . two-year starter had 65 career catches for 1,241 yards (19.0 avg.) and 16 TDs in 16 games . . . accounted for 18 total TDs . . . also competes in track and field for the Springers . . . earned All-Metro honors in both the 110 hurdles (posted third-best time in Richmond area at 14.67) and 300 hurdles as a junior . . . son of Felton and Monica Davis . . . born Feb. 25, 1997 . . . plans to major in engineering.

DANTONIO ON DAVIS: "Felton is a tall, big-play wide receiver who knows how to use his size to get open. He catches the ball with his hands and really excels in yards after the catch. He has the opportunity to contribute early as we address our needs at wide receiver. Felton is a multiple-event track athlete."

   ANDREW DOWELL
LB | 6-1 | 210 | North Ridgeville, Ohio | St. Edward High School | Coach: Rick Finotti | Primary Recruiter: Jim Bollman

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 197) . . . rated among the country's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 26) and 247Sports.com (No. 40) . . . listed among the Midwest's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 116) . . . ranked among Ohio's top prospects by Scout.com (No. 10), 247Sports.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 48) . . . two-year starter for Coach Rick Finotti at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio . . . named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team and Cleveland.com All-Star Team as a senior . . . selected National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete . . . recorded 153 tackles (93 solos, 60 assists) as a starting safety in 2014, with two for losses, six interceptions and 11 pass break-ups . . . returned three of his six interceptions for TDs . . . rushed 47 times for 241 yards (5.1 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . had 10 receptions for 148 yards (14.8 avg.) and three scores in 2014 . . . led Eagles special teams in production points . . . ran 16 times for 61 yards and a score in St. Edward's 31-21 victory over Huber Heights Wayne in the 2014 Division I state championship game . . . made several big plays down the stretch vs. Wayne, including a 14-yard grab on a third-and-9 play on the Eagles' final scoring drive and rushing for 14 yards on a fourth-and-12 play late to ice the game . . . returned an interception 43 yards for a score and had a 40-yard reception to set up a TD in the regional final/state semifinal vs. Hudson . . . carried 158 times for 968 yards (6.1 avg.) and 13 TDs as a junior . . . had 17 catches for 246 yards (14.5 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . also competes in basketball and track . . . son of Will and Anita Dowell . . . born Nov. 16, 1996.

DANTONIO ON ANDREW DOWELL: "Andrew is a very explosive player with outstanding change of direction. As a senior, he became a key player on his team after making the move from running back to safety, helping St. Edward win the Ohio Division 1 state championship. Andrew has great vision, is an excellent tackler and very aggressive in the back end. We see excellent potential for growth for him as an outside linebacker in our defense."

   DAVID DOWELL
DB/WR | 6-1 | 180 | North Ridgeville, Ohio | St. Edward High School | Coach: Rick Finotti | Primary Recruiter: Jim Bollman

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 236) . . . ranked among the country's top safeties by 247Sports.com (No. 26) . . . listed among the nation's top athletes by ESPN.com (No. 33) . . . rated among the nation's top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . ranked among the Midwest's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 24) . . . listed among Ohio's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 10), Scout.com (No. 14) and 247Sports.com (No. 19) . . . three-year starter for Coach Rick Finotti at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio . . . Cleveland.com Second-Team All-Star selection (defensive back) as a senior . . . registered 64 tackles, two interceptions and 18 pass break-ups in 2014 . . . had 33 receptions for 332 yards (10.1 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . caught five passes for 64 yards in St. Edward's 31-21 victory over Huber Heights Wayne in the 2014 Division I state championship game . . . picked off a pass in the regional final/state semifinal vs. Hudson . . . returned a fumble 30 yards for a TD in the regional semifinal vs. Westerville Central . . . recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass break-ups as a junior . . . had 26 catches for 483 yards (18.6 avg.) and seven TDs in 2013 . . . set school record with 40 consecutive starts . . . had 80 career receptions for 971 yards (11.6 avg.) and 14 TDs . . . also competes in basketball and track . . . son of Will and Anita Dowell . . . born Nov. 16, 1996.

DANTONIO ON DAVID DOWELL: "David has been an outstanding two-way player for St. Edward since his sophomore year. He showed great toughness, breaking the all-time record for consecutive starts in school history. David is a rangy player with good quickness and very good ball skills. He also shows outstanding tackling ability in space. David has great burst and acceleration. He has the potential to make an impact for us on either side of the football."

   KALEEL GAINES
DB | 6-0 | 170 | Frostproof, Fla. | Frostproof High School | Coach: Shannon Benton | Primary Recruiter: Harlon Barnett

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by ESPN.com (No. 57) and Scout.com (No. 88) . . . participated in the 2014 North-South All-Star Football Classic in The Villages, Fla. . . . four-year starter at Frostproof (Fla.) High School . . . named to The Associated Press Class 3A all-state second team (defensive back) as a senior for Coach Shannon Benton . . . also earned first-team all-county and all-district honors in 2014 . . . recorded 48 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . had three returns (one kickoff return, one interception return and one fumble return) for touchdowns in 2014 . . . rushed 54 times for 331 yards (6.1 avg.) and three TDs as a senior . . . completed 20-of-38 passes (.526) for 220 yards in 2014 . . . also had 17 receptions for 245 yards (14.4 avg.) and four TDs as a senior . . . AP Class 3A all-state first-team selection (utility defensive player) in 2013 . . . forced three fumbles vs. Lakeland Christian . . . produced 75 tackles (51 solos, 24 assists) as a sophomore, including two for losses, an interception and three pass break-ups . . . also credited with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2012 . . . gained 515 yards on 86 carries (6.0 avg.) and four TDs as a sophomore . . . caught 11 passes for 213 yards (19.4 avg.) and one score in 2012 . . . posted double-figure tackles in three games as a sophomore, including a season-high 15 stops vs. DeSoto County . . . closed out the 2012 season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games vs. Tenoroc (14 attempts for 133 yards and one TD) and Lakeland Christian (18 for 133 and one TD) . . . also competes in basketball and track and field . . . son of David and Gloria Gaines . . . born June 15, 1996 . . . plans to major in communication.

DANTONIO ON GAINES: "Kaleel is a multi-talented athlete who excelled at several positions in high school. He played quarterback and wide receiver on offense, and safety and cornerback on defense. Kaleel has good size for a defensive back and has excellent ball skills. He's also a very smart, physical football player, who possesses outstanding speed, quickness and toughness."

   TYLER HIGBY
OL | 6-5 | 285 | Houston, Texas | The Kincaid School | Coach: Nathan Larned | Primary Recruiter: Terrence Samuel

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by ESPN.com (No. 49) and 247Sports.com (No. 85) . . . rated among the country's top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 55) . . . listed among the Midlands' top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 91) . . . ranked among the state's Top 100 seniors by ESPN.com (No. 76), Dave Campbell, Texas Magazine and VYPE Magazine . . . named All-Greater Houston Private High School Outstanding Lineman of the Year in 2014 by the Touchdown Club of Houston . . . selected Offensive Lineman of the Year by VYPE (one of 10 players) . . . also named to the Houston Area All-VYPE Team . . . two-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) selection for Coach Nathan Larned at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas . . . named to the Private School Elite Team as a junior . . . three-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field for the Falcons . . . son of Kirk and Molly Higby . . . born Jan. 26, 1997 . . . plans to major in communication.

DANTONIO ON HIGBY: "Tyler is one of the most athletic offensive linemen in the state of Texas. He was voted the best offensive lineman in the area by the Touchdown Club of Houston. He also was a captain on his football team and is a starter on the basketball team. Tyler is big, strong, athletic and smart. He'll bring a great mix of intelligence and athletic ability to our offensive line."

   MUFI HUNT
DE | 6-6 | 215 | Sandy, Utah | Taylorsville High School | Coach: Rod Wells | Primary Recruiter: Ron Burton

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of the top defensive ends in the nation by ESPN.com (No. 48) and Scout.com (No. 50) . . . ranked one of the top weakside defensive ends in the country by Rivals.com (No. 30) and 247Sports (No. 39) . . . listed among the top players in the state of Utah by ESPN.com (No. 8) and 247 Sports (No. 11) . . . ranked the No. 2 defensive end prospect in the state of Utah by Scout.com . . . ranked among the top players in the West by ESPN.com (No. 95) . . . collected 73 tackles, including 16 for losses and 12 sacks, as a senior at Taylorsville High School . . . ranked tied for fourth in the state in Class 5A with his 12 sacks in 2014 . . . named a second-team all-state selection as a senior by the Deseret News . . . recorded 61 tackles, including 8.5 sacks, as a junior at Brighton High School . . . was a member of Jordan High School's Class 5A state championship team as a sophomore in 2012 . . . also played basketball at Waterford School his first two seasons; was allowed to play football at Jordan due to UHSAA's "co-op rule" since Waterford didn't have a football team . . . son of Eugene and Michelle Hunt.

DANTONIO ON HUNT: "Mufi Hunt is a long, rangy, athletic defensive end. He's a quick-bodied lineman, who will serve a two-year mission to grow personally and spiritually before enrolling at Michigan State."

   BRIAN LEWERKE
QB | 6-3 | 195 | Phoenix, Ariz. | Pinnacle High School | Coach: Dana Zupke | Primary Recruiter: Brad Salem

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among ESPN.com's Top 300 prospects (No. 270) . . . ranked among the nation's top quarterbacks by ESPN.com (No. 11 pocket passer), 247Sports.com (No. 19 pro style) and Scout.com (No. 39) . . . listed among the West's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 43) . . . also rated among Arizona's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 3), 247Sports.com (No. 4) and Scout.com (No. 6) . . . participated in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . compiled a 19-5 record (.792) as a two-year starter for Coach Dana Zupke at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona . . . Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division 1 all-state selection as a senior . . . named 2014 Division 1 All-Section 5 Player of the Year . . . selected Paradise Valley Unified School District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . accounted for a school-record 3,426 total yards and 46 touchdowns in 2014 . . . completed 144-of-291 throws (.495) for 2,469 yards, 34 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . recorded seven 200-yard passing games as a senior, including six straight during a midseason stretch . . . produced a career-high 438 total yards and four TDs (three passing and one rushing) vs. Highland . . . threw for a season-best 309 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . also had five TD passes vs. O'Connor (connected on 17-of-32 throws for 252 yards) . . . set career highs for carries (117), rushing yards (957) and rushing TDs (12) in 2014 . . . posted five 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including 15 attempts for a career-best 178 yards and one score vs. Highland . . . scored a career-high three rushing TDs vs. North Canyon (11 rushes for 100 yards) . . . named 2013 Division 1 All-Section 5 quarterback . . . accounted for 3,244 total yards and 36 TDs as a junior . . . hit 167-of-316 passes (.528) for a career-high 2,780 yards, 33 TDs and nine interceptions in 2013 . . . had nine 200-yard passing games as a junior, including the last five in a row . . . completed 15-of-26 throws for 355 yards and a school-record six TDs vs. Mountain View . . . hit 18-of-32 passes for a school-record 382 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . rushed 93 times for 464 yards (5.0 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . set six school single-game and nine single-season passing records . . . holds all Pioneer career passing records . . . produced 7,090 career total yards and 87 TDs (71 passing and 16 rushing) . . . completed 333-of-648 passes (.514) for 5,523 yards, 71 TDs and 17 interceptions . . . recorded 16 career 200-yard passing games, including four 300-yard efforts . . . his career rushing totals include 228 attempts for 1,567 yards (6.9 avg.) and 16 TDs . . . son of David and Angela Lewerke . . . born Oct. 24, 1996 . . . plans to major in physics/math.

DANTONIO ON LEWERKE: "Brian is a highly talented quarterback, who has displayed all of the traits we look for to be successful at the quarterback position. He has great accuracy and touch as a passer and the ability to extend plays. He is very sound in his mechanics and shows the ability to be a very good decision maker. He will be a very exciting player to coach and provide immediate leadership."

   NOAH LISTERMANN
OT | 6-7 | 285 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Winton Woods High School | Coach: Andre Parker | Primary Recruiter: Harlon Barnett

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 298) . . . ranked among the country's top offensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 29) and 247Sports.com (No. 78) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 84) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 20), 247Sports.com (No. 32) and ESPN.com (No. 35) . . . two-year starter for Coach Andre Parker at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . named to The Associated Press Division II . . . All-Ohio first team as a senior . . . also earned AP Southwest All-District first-team honors in 2014 . . . son of Mike and Julie Diblasio . . . born Oct. 9, 1996 . . . plans to major in kinesiology.

DANTONIO ON LISTERMANN: "Noah has great size and feet. He played at one of the highest levels in Ohio. Noah plays with a chip on his shoulder and is a smart and physical lineman, who possesses a toughness we're looking for in our program."

   DRAKE MARTINEZ
LB | 6-2 | 215 | Laguna Beach, Calif. | Saddleback College | Coach: Andre Parker | Primary Recruiter: Brad Salem

AT SADDLEBACK COLLEGE: Ranked among the nation's top junior college prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 36) . . . rated among the top JUCO outside linebackers by 247Sports.com (No. 4) . . . listed among California's top JUCO prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 9) . . . started eight games for Coach Mark McElroy at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California . . . recorded 21 tackles (12 solos, 9 assists) as a red-shirt freshman . . . made three solo stops, including an 8-yard sack, vs. Grossmont . . . tallied five tackles and blocked a kick vs. Canyons . . . posted four tackles and two pass break-ups vs. El Camino . . . registered five stops in the 2014 season opener vs. Cerritos . . . AT NEBRASKA: Redshirted in 2013 . . . earned a spot on the Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2013 . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the top 70 safety prospects in the nation by FoxSports.com . . . rated among the top 100 outside linebacker prospects in the country by 247Sports.com . . . also listed among the top 130 players in California by 247Sports.com . . . two-year, two-way performer for Coach Michael Churchill at Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School . . . helped lead the Breakers to an 11-1-1 record in 2012, including the Orange Coast League title and a trip to the CIF-SS semifinals for a second-straight year . . . named to the Orange County Register's all-county team and MVP of the Orange Coast League . . . rushed for 1,613 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, while averaging 9.4 yards per carry . . . had six receptions for 122 yards (20.3 avg.) in 2012, with each of those catches resulting in a score . . . also produced 130 tackles as a senior . . . returned four interceptions for 154 yards, including two for TDs . . . averaged 49.6 yards on kickoff returns and returned two punts for 114 yards (57.0 avg.) . . . gained 1,889 rushing yards and scored 27 TDs as a junior while helping the Breakers to a 10-3 record . . . caught 12 passes for 285 yards (23.8 avg.) and 2 TDs in 2011 . . . intercepted five passes as a junior, returning one 62 yards for a score . . . son of Casey and Epifania Martinez . . . born Feb. 11, 1994 . . . brother Taylor played quarterback at Nebraska from 2010-13 . . . plans to major in business

DANTONIO ON MARTINEZ: "Drake is a very dynamic athlete, who has competed at multiple positions. He has great top-end speed and the ability to make plays in space. Drake is an explosive player, with great ball skills. He plays with great intensity and passion for football. Drake is a difference maker on the field."

   GRAYSON MILLER
S | 6-2 | 185 | Georgetown, Ky. | Scott High School | Coach: Jim McKee | Primary Recruiter: Harlon Barnett

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 37) and ESPN.com (No. 45) . . . ranked among the country's top outside linebackers by 247Sports.com (No. 59) . . . listed among Kentucky's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 3), ESPN.com (No. 4) and Scout.com (No. 4) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jim McKee at Scout County (Kentucky) High School . . . suffered a season-ending ankle injury on the fourth play of the 2015 season opener vs. Lafayette . . . recorded 83 tackles (58 solos, 25 assists) from his safety position, with 14.5 resulting in losses including 1.5 sacks (17 yards), as a junior while helping the Cardinals win the Class 6-A state championship with a perfect 15-0 record . . . registered a tackle for loss in each of the first 10 games in 2013 . . . had seven interceptions (44 return yards) and six pass break-ups as a junior . . . also credited with two blocked punts, two blocked field goals, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2013 . . . caught four passes for 63 yards (15.8 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . carried twice for 90 yards in 2013, including a 52-yard TD run vs. Henry Clay . . . made seven tackles, recorded a fumble and his interception set up a touchdown in the state championship game vs. Meade County . . . contributed four tackles, including one for a loss, an interception and blocked two kicks (one punt and one field goal) vs. George Rogers Clark . . . played a solid all-around game vs. Seneca, with seven stops, including three for losses (6 yards), a pass break-up, forced fumble and had two catches for 45 yards and a TD . . . compiled six tackles, including one for a loss, and two interceptions vs. Henry Clay . . . posted seven stops, including three for losses (6 yards), a pass break-up and forced a fumble vs. Seneca . . . tallied a season-high 13 tackles, with four for losses (19 yards) including a 14-yard sack, and forced a fumble vs. Pleasure Ridge Park . . . also participated in baseball and track at Scout County . . . son of John and Julie Miller . . . father John was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten safety at Michigan State in 1987-88 . . . born May 20, 1996 . . . plans to major in history/English.

DANTONIO ON MILLER: "Grayson has great size and speed for a defensive back. He's a tough, physical tackler with good ball skills who will fit well in our system. Grayson is an extremely versatile playmaker, playing a number of positions in high school. He'll begin his career at Michigan State at safety."

   CASSIUS PEAT
S | 6-3 | 235 | Chandler, Ariz. | Corona del Sol High School | Coach: Cory Nenaber | Primary Recruiter: Brad Salem

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to the Scout 300 as one of the top players in the nation (No. 166) . . . rated the No. 16 defensive end prospect in the country by Scout.com . . . ranked one of the top outside linebackers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 48), ESPN.com (No. 50) and 247Sports (No. 54) . . . listed among the top players in the state of Arizona by AZCentral.com (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 8), ESPN.com (No. 9) and 247 Sports (No. 14) . . . ranked the No. 1 defensive end prospect in the state of Arizona and No. 4 in the West region by Scout.com and . . . ranked among the top players in the West by ESPN.com (No. 130) . . . named to the Scout.com All-Arizona Team (honorable mention) . . . recorded 45 tackles, including four sacks, and had seven quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2014 . . . tallied 34 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, his junior season in 2013 . . . as a sophomore, collected 43 tackles with five tackles for loss and three sacks . . . also plays basketball and his team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona and No. 15 nationally by MaxPreps.com . . . has helped Corona del Sol to three consecutive Arizona Division 1 basketball state titles . . . son of Todd Sr. and Jana Peat . . . his father, Todd, played collegiately at Northern Illinois and went on to play six seasons in the NFL as an offensive guard (1987-89 with the Cardinals; 1990, '92-93 with the Raiders) . . . has two brothers who have played college football; Todd Jr. is a defensive lineman for Texas A&M University-Commerce and Andrus was an All-America offensive tackle at Stanford in 2014 and played for the Cardinal in 2012-14 before declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft . . . born Feb. 2, 1997 . . . plans to major in sports medicine.

DANTONIO ON PEAT: "Cassius has great power and snap. He's an extremely athletic defensive end, who combines a great pass rush with lateral mobility. Cassius is quick and decisive and shows speed running to the ball. He's an outstanding basketball player as well."

   LJ SCOTT
RB | 6-1 | 215 | Hubbard, Ohio | Hubbard High School | Coach: Brian Hoffman | Primary Recruiter: Dave Warner

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top overall prospects by Scout.com (No. 65), 247Sports.com (No. 78) and ESPN.com (No. 93) . . . rated among the country's top running backs by ESPN.com (No. 7), 247Sports.com (No. 7) and Scout.com (No. 8) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 6) . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 2), ESPN.com (No. 4) and 247Sports.com (No. 4) . . . named a finalist for Ohio's Mr. Football award, presented by The Associated Press . . . selected AP Division III Co-Offensive Player of the Year, AP Division III Northeast Inland All-District Offensive Player of the Year and Trumbull County Player of the Year as a senior . . . four-year starter for Coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard (Ohio) High School . . . rushed 295 times for a school single-season record 2,819 yards (9.6 yards per carry; 216.8 yards per game) and 38 touchdowns in 2014 . . . accounted for a career-best 3,149 all-purpose yards as a senior . . . recorded 13 100-yard games in 2014, including eight 200-yard efforts . . . also contributed 38 tackles (23 solos, 15 assists), including five for losses, five interceptions and four pass break-ups as a senior . . . closed out his senior season with four-straight 200-yard games (943 rushing yards and 10 TDs), averaging 235.8 ypg. down the stretch . . . rushed for 208 yards and two scores plus produced a season-high seven tackles, including one for a loss, in the state quarterfinals vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary . . . carried 22 times for 286 yards and four TDs vs. Tallmadge . . . ran 14 times for a season-high 291 yards (20.8 avg.) and three scores vs. McKinley . . . gained 278 yards on 27 attempts and scored four TDs vs. Poland Seminary . . . produced four rushing TDs vs. Kenmore (15 carries for 156 yards) . . . picked up 248 yards on 23 carries and scored four TDs in the 2014 season opener vs. Lakeview . . . rushed 218 times for 1,867 yards (8.6 avg.) and 24 TDs as a junior . . . compiled nine 100-yard rushing games in 2013, including three 200-yard outings . . . ran 21 times for a career-best 355 yards and three scores vs. Northwest . . . also produced a career-high 410 all-purpose yards vs. Northwest (355 rushing, 10 kickoff returns, 19 punt returns and 26 interception returns) . . . posted the first 300-yard rushing game of his career in the 2013 season opener vs. Lakeview (24 carries for 326 yards and four TDs) . . . carried 168 times for 1,614 yards (9.6 avg.) and 23 TDs as a sophomore . . . had eight 100-yard rushing games in 2012, including four 200-yard efforts . . . accounted for a season-high 368 all-purpose yards in the second meeting of the season vs. McKinley (203 rushing, 70 kickoff returns, 35 punt returns and 60 interception returns) . . . ran 19 times for 233 yards and five TDs vs. Canfield . . . posted a season-high eight tackles, including one for a loss, and an interception in the first meeting of the 2012 season vs. McKinley . . . scored three rushing TDs vs. Girard, including a 91-yard gallop . . . gained 201 yards on just five carries (40.2 avg.) and scored five rushing TDs (career-best six TDs total) in the 2012 season opener vs. Collinwood . . . burst onto the scene as a freshman, rushing for 1,176 yards (132 carries; 8.9 avg.) and 13 TDs . . . delivered seven 100-yard rushing games in 2011, including the last three in a row (492 rushing yards; 164.0 ypg. and eight rushing TDs during the three-game stretch) . . . rushed 22 times for a season-high 196 yards and five scores vs. Liberty . . . set Mahoning Valley and Eagle career rushing records with 7,476 yards (813 carries; 9.2 avg.; 162.5 ypg.; 98 TDs) . . . eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in 37 of 46 career games, including 15 200-yard efforts . . . had 48 career receptions for 660 yards (13.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . accounted for 9,196 career all-purpose yards (199.9 ypg.) and 104 total TDs . . . returned 35 career kickoffs for 644 yards (18.4 avg.; long 70) . . . returned 16 career punts for 295 yards (18.4 avg.; long 80) . . . his career defensive totals include 108 tackles (74 solos, 34 assists), with 18 resulting in losses including 5.5 sacks, 10 interceptions (121 return yards), 12 pass break-ups and two blocked field goals . . . attended the same high school that produced Michigan State 2014 All-American and Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year Kurtis Drummond . . . son of Lachelle Steele . . . born Sept. 15, 1996.

DANTONIO ON SCOTT: "LJ is the big tailback that our program likes in the backfield - in the mold of (Pittsburgh Steeler) Le'Veon Bell. The thing that makes him unique is his elusiveness for a back his size. He has the ability to run with tremendous power but can also make a defender miss and outrun the defense. LJ has outstanding vision, cutting ability and burst. LJ has the talent and ability to an immediate impact on our team next season."

   TYSON SMITH
CB | 6-0 | 177 | Southfield, Mich. | Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School | Coach: George Porritt | Primary Recruiter: Brad Salem

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 165) . . . ranked among the country's top cornerbacks by Scout.com (No. 20), ESPN.com (No. 66) and 247Sports.com (No. 68) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 87) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 4), The Detroit News (No. 8), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), 247Sports.com (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's . . . Associated Press Division 3-4 all-state selection as a senior . . . named to The Detroit News and MLive Dream Teams . . . earned Detroit News All-Metro North and All-Catholic honors in 2014 . . . recorded 51 solo tackles, eight interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior while helping the Eaglets win the 2014 Division 3 state championship . . . had 26 receptions for 314 yards (12.8 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . returned six kickoffs for 147 yards (24.5 avg.) in 2014 . . . posted two tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, in Orchard Lake St. Mary's 7-0 victory over Muskegon in the Division 3 championship game . . . scored on a 60-yard bomb in the season opener vs. Southfield . . . son of Shawn and Kim Smith . . . born May 18, 1997 . . . his uncle Bobby Williams spent 13 years on the football coaching staff at Michigan State, including three seasons as head coach from 1999-2002.

DANTONIO ON SMITH: "Tyson is a very explosive athlete, who possesses top-end speed for the corner position. At our summer camp, Tyson showed very good change of direction and a desire to compete on every play. He has very good deep-ball judgment and the ability to make plays in space. Tyson is an extremely gifted athlete, who has been well coached and has great awareness. He has the competitive fire we look for at the corner position."

   KYONTA STALLWORTH
OT | 6-4 | 270 | Detroit, Mich. | Martin Luther King High School | Coach: Dale Harvel | Primary Recruiter: Terrence Samuel

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top overall prospects by Scout.com (No. 157), ESPN.com (No. 194) and 247Sports.com (No. 201) . . . ranked among the country's top offensive guards by 247Sports.com (No. 8) and Scout.com (No. 9) . . . listed among the nation's top offensive tackles by ESPN.com (No. 17) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . listed among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 1), ESPN.com (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 3), 247Sports.com (No. 3), Detroit Free Press (No. 5) and The Detroit News (No. 7) . . . named to The Detroit News Division 1-2 all-state team and MLive Dream Team as a senior for Coach Dale Harvel at Martin Luther King High School . . . selected to The Detroit News All-Metro Detroit and Detroit Free Press All-Detroit Teams . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Crusaders lead the Detroit Public School League in scoring in 2014 . . . recorded 27 tackles as a senior, with 10 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . played at St. Clair Shores South Lake before transferring to Martin Luther King for his senior year . . . son of Tameka Stallworth . . . born Oct. 16, 1996 . . . plans to major in kinesiology.

DANTONIO ON STALLWORTH: "Kyonta is the best offensive line prospect in Michigan, who also has been rated the state's No. 1 player by at least one publication. He has outstanding change of direction and power. He has tons of athletic ability and will push to play immediately. Kyonta impressed the staff with his power and agility early in his high school career and has never leveled off. He has a very high ceiling as a player here at Michigan State."

   DARRELL STEWART JR.
WR | 6-2 | 195 | Houston, Texas | Nimitz High School | Coach: Robert Toomer | Primary Recruiter: Terrence Samuel

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 51) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by 247Sports.com (No. 58) . . . listed among the state's Top 100 seniors by Scout.com (No. 79), 247Sports.com (No. 93) and Houston Chronicle . . . four-year starter for Coach Robert Toomer at Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas . . . selected District 18-6A MVP as a senior . . . threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 . . . rushed 58 times for 384 yards (6.6 avg.) and two scores as a senior . . . had 19 receptions for 468 yards (24.6 avg.) and four TDs in 2014 . . . accounted for 285 combined kick return yards (eight returns; 35.6 avg.) as a senior . . . also recorded 32 tackles, two interceptions, five pass break-ups and one defensive TD in 2014 . . . had two catches for 118 yards and two scores, including an 80-yard TD grab, vs. Aldine . . . also posted a season-high nine tackles vs. Aldine . . . set career highs for receptions (10), receiving yards (207) and TD catches (2) vs. MacArthur . . . carried 16 times for a career-best 220 yards (13.8 avg.) and two TDs vs. Worthing, including a career-long 82-yard run . . . named District 18-5A All-Purpose Player of the Year as a junior . . . caught 20 passes for 282 yards (14.1 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . returned eight kickoffs for 169 yards (21.1 avg.) and six punts for 134 yards (22.3 avg.) and a TD as a junior . . . tallied 23 tackles, an interception and four pass break-ups in 2013 . . . had three catches for 77 yards and one score vs. Alief Taylor . . . was chosen District 18-5A All-Purpose Player of the Year as a sophomore . . . produced 294 yards of total offense and three TDs in 2012 . . . had 39 career receptions for 750 yards (19.2 avg.) and six TDs . . . threw for 611 career yards, five TDs and six interceptions . . . his career rushing totals include 82 attempts for 860 yards (10.5 avg.) and five scores . . . two-year letterman for the Cougar basketball team . . . also lettered in track . . . son of Tamara Johnson . . . born July 14, 1996 . . . plans to major in dietetics.

DANTONIO ON STEWART JR.: "Darrell was one of the most electric players in the Houston area during his high school career at Nimitz High School. He was voted player of the year in the district while playing numerous positions, including quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He's an impact player who could play on either side of the ball and excel."

   TYRIQ THOMPSON
LB | 6-1 | 220 | Detroit, Mich. | Nimitz High School | Coach: Dale Harvel | Primary Recruiters: Terrence Samuel & Mike Tressel

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2015, for the beginning of the spring semester and will participate in spring practice . . . two-year team captain for Coach Dale Harvel at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit . . . tied for the team lead with six tackles for the victorious East team in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . ranked the state's top linebacker in the class of 2015 by 247Sports.com, Detroit Free Press, ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com . . . listed as one of the nation's top players by Scout.com (No. 186) . . . ranks among the top 100 players in the Midwest (No. 79) by ESPN.com . . . ranks among the nation's top prospects at outside linebacker by Scout.com (No. 14), 247Sports (No. 33), Rivals.com (No. 33) and ESPN.com (No. 63) . . . ranks among Michigan's top seniors by Detroit Free Press (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 3), 247Sports (No. 6), Scout.com (No. 6), Rivals.com (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 10) . . . named to Detroit Free Press and MLive Dream Teams . . . was a Michigan Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . also chosen to The Detroit News All-Metro Detroit Team and Detroit Free Press All-Detroit Team . . . helped lead Martin Luther King High School to an 8-2 record in 2014 and a berth in the state playoffs . . . the Crusaders also advanced to the Detroit Public School League title game at Ford Field for the second consecutive year . . . played tailback, fullback, tight end and linebacker for King High School . . . collected 72 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, and two interceptions in 2014 . . . also rushed for 466 yards and eight touchdowns . . . was named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week after rushing for 205 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns (75 yards, 25 yards) in addition to 12 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown against Detroit Northwestern on Sept. 12 . . . helped lead King to a 10-2 record and the Division 2 state semifinals as a junior in 2013 . . . the Crusaders also reached the Detroit PSL Championship Game in 2013 . . . earned 2013 special mention all-state honors for Division 1-2 by The Associated Press . . . also lettered in baseball and led his team to a city championship runner-up finish in 2014 while playing right field and first base . . . transferred to King High School after playing at Lee's Summit (Missouri) as a sophomore . . . graduated from King High School in January 2015 with a 4.3 grade-point average . . . was an intern writer for the Detroit Free Press . . . participated as a summer math teacher/mentor for the Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp & High School Bridge Program . . . son of Clarence Thompson and Monica Ellerbee . . . his father Clarence also played high school football at King High School . . . Clarence was a three-year letterwinner (1993-95) at Michigan and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a safety in 1995; he was selected in the seventh round of the 1997 National Football League Draft (No. 217 overall) by the Indianapolis Colts . . . born Dec. 23, 1996 . . . plans to major in journalism.

DANTONIO ON THOMPSON: "Tyriq is extremely explosive, has the ability to run, has a great get-off, and is an outstanding blitzer with the ability to tackle in space. He just does not seem to make the same mistake twice in game situations. Tyriq is not only a gifted athlete and a phenomenal player, but he's also an excellent student and a great role model. We're extremely excited that Tyriq enrolled early at Michigan State and will get a chance to gain valuable experience during spring practice. The fact that he's here already in school will pay dividends in his development."

   KENNY WILLEKES
LB/FB | 6-3 | 215 | Rockford, Mich. | NorthPointe Christian High School | Coach: Tim Swore | Primary Recruiters: Mark Staten

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Walk-on will be added to the 2015 roster . . . selected to play in the Michigan vs. Ohio Border Classic All-Star Game on June 13 at Wayne State University . . . finished his high school career with 423 tackles . . . also had nine fumble recoveries, including two for touchdowns . . . three-time first-team all-conference selection . . . named to the 2014 Michigan Associated Press Division 5-6 all-state first team as a linebacker . . . also named to the Grand Rapids Press Dream Team . . . honorable mention all-state pick in Division 6 by the Detroit Free Press as a running back . . . also an honorable mention all-state choice in Division 5-6 by The Detroit News as a linebacker . . . team MVP helped lead the Mustangs to an 11-2 record in 2014 and their deepest run in program history with a trip to the Division 6 semifinals . . . finished his senior season with 162 tackles, including 6.5 sacks . . . in his first season as a running back in 2014, collected more than 1,400 rushing yards with 14 TDs . . . ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries and also compiled 18 tackles in a win over Wyoming Kelloggsville on Oct. 24 in the regular-season finale . . . finished with a game-high 113 rushing yards on 18 carries in a 27-0 win over Calvin Christian on Sept. 12 . . . named to the 2013 Michigan AP Division 5-6 all-state team as a junior (honorable mention) . . . helped lead Grand Rapids Catholic Central to the Division 1 rugby championship in 2014; scored the game-winning try and was named the championship game's most valuable player . . . his younger brother, Char, is a running back at NorthPointe Christian . . . son of Charles and Jane Willekes . . . born July 22, 1997 . . . plans to major in criminal justice.

DANTONIO ON WILLEKES: "Kenny is a tremendous big-skill athlete. He has demonstrated range and ability at the Mike linebacker position. Kenny has consistently shown toughness and awareness on the field."

   RAEQUAN WILLIAMS
DL | 6-5 | 270 | Chicago, Ill. | DePaul College Prep | Coach: Bill Jeske | Primary Recruiter: Brad Salem

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 159) and 247Sports.com (No. 246) . . . rated among the country's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), 247Sports.com (No. 18) and ESPN.com (No. 38) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 39) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 2), Scout.com (No. 3) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter and three-time All-Catholic League Red Division selection for Coach Bill Jeske at DePaul College Prep (formerly Gordon Tech) in Chicago, Illinois . . . saw action at defensive tackle, defensive end and right tackle as a senior while helping the Rams to their first winning season since 2005 and a trip to the Prep Bowl playoffs . . . earned first-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune and The News-Gazette as a senior . . . named to the Chicago Sun-Times and ChicagoFootball.com's all-area teams . . . presented the Tony Lawless Award as the Catholic League Red Division Player of the Year in 2014 . . . recorded 74 tackles (53 solos, 21 assists) as a senior, with 22 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also credited with nine pass break-ups and three forced fumbles in 2014 . . . also competes in basketball . . . appointed captain of the Rams' basketball team as a sophomore . . . son of LaTasha Williams . . . his guardian is MacKenzie Hyde . . . born Feb. 14, 1997.

DANTONIO ON WILLIAMS: "Raequan is a very gifted athlete for his size and shows great explosion and power on the field as a playmaker. He plays with very good balance and leverage. He is a quick bodied defender who can develop into an impact player in our defense."

   KHARI WILLIS
S | 5-11 | 200 | Jackson, Mich. | Lumen Christi | Coach: Herb Brogan | Primary Recruiter: Ron Burton

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 50) . . . ranked among the country's top athletes by 247Sports.com (No. 57) . . . listed among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 4), 247Sports.com (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 10), Detroit Free Press (No. 14), Scout.com (No. 14) and ESPN.com (No. 17) . . . three-year starter for Coach Herb Brogan at Lumen Christi High School in Jackson, Michigan . . . named finalist for the 2014 Michigan High School Player of the Year by The Ann Arbor News . . . selected Division 5-6 Player of the Year by The Associated Press . . . named to The Detroit News Dream Team . . . earned Jackson Citizen Patriot Player of the Year honors for the second-straight year . . . set Lumen Christi single-game, single-season and career rushing records as a senior . . . rushed 241 times for 2,800 yards (11.6 avg.) and 31 touchdowns in 2014 . . . recorded nine 200-yard rushing games as a senior . . . carried 51 times for a school-record 421 yards in a 27-26 loss in the regional final to eventual Division 6 state champion Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central . . . gained 270 yards on 26 attempts and scored three TDs in Division 6 district final vs. Hillsdale . . . AP Division 5-6 all-state selection after rushing for 1,262 yards and 22 TDs as a junior . . . amassed 4,432 career rushing yards . . . also competes in basketball for the Titans . . . son of John and Mary Willis . . . born May 7, 1996 . . . plans to major in business.

DANTONIO ON WILLIS: "Khari is a playmaker who is one of the premier two-sport athletes in the state of Michigan. He's a hard, elusive runner. When used on defense, Khari excelled as a contact player, who also displayed outstanding tackling skills and ball judgment. He's also an elite basketball player, and you can see how those skills have crossed over to the football field. Khari is a true athlete, who can play multiple positions on both sides of the ball. He will line up at safety when he reports to preseason camp."