Mark Dantonio Introduces 2008 Football Recruiting Class
 
 
 
Charles Burrell and Fred Smith sign their National Letter of Intent to play for Michigan State Wednesday afternoon. [Photo by Detroit Free Press]
 
Charles Burrell and Fred Smith sign their National Letter of Intent to play for Michigan State Wednesday afternoon. [Photo by Detroit Free Press]
 
 

Feb. 6, 2008

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Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has announced his 2008 recruiting class. Below is a look at each of the signees:

JOHNNY ADAMS
CB • 5-11 • 170
Akron, Ohio (Buchtel High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 34) . . . listed among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) . . . nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 69) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 23), Scouts, Inc. (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 32) . . . four-year starter at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio . . . earned all-city honors as a senior after recording 115 tackles and three interceptions for Coach Ricky Powers . . . team MVP accounted for 1,800 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 2007 . . . registered six solo tackles, including three sacks, in the season finale vs. Akron East . . . had five solo hits vs. Garfield, including four sacks . . . made seven solo tackles vs. Kenmore and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a TD . . . scored on a 64-yard pass vs. Ellet . . . returned a fumble 70 yards for a TD vs. Warren G. Harding . . . first-team all-district and all-city selection as a junior . . . accounted for 2,200 all-purpose yards and 13 TDs in 2006 . . . led the Griffins with six interceptions as a junior, returning three for scores . . . returned three kicks for TDs in 2006, including two punts and a kickoff . . . returned nine punts for scores as a sophomore, including three in a game vs. Central Hower . . . also returned two kickoffs and an interception for TDs in 2005 . . . returned three punts as a freshman, with two resulting in TDs . . . also returned an interception for a score vs. Hoban in 2004 . . . also participated in basketball and track . . . honorable mention all-state selection in basketball as a junior after averaging 15.4 points and 8.3 assists . . . member of Buchtel's 4x100 relay that finished second in the state in 2006 . . . son of Johnny Adams and Gwen Simpson . . . born June 9, 1989 . . . no-preference major.

CHARLES BURRELL
S • 6-1 1/2 • 207
Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 28) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 32) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by Scouts, Inc. (No. 45) and SuperPrep (No. 64) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Scouts, Inc. (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), The Detroit News (No. 14), Scout.com (No. 14) and Lansing State Journal (No. 15) . . . named to the All-Detroit Team by The Detroit News . . . three-year starter for Coach Donshell English at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . accounted for 2,443 total yards and 23 touchdowns in 2007 . . . completed 107-of-215 throws (.498) for 1,817 yards, 14 TDs and 12 interceptions as a senior . . . rushed 74 times for 626 yards (8.5 avg.) and nine TDs in 2007 . . . also registered 33 tackles (23 solos, 10 assists) as a senior . . . recorded five 200-yard passing games in 2007 . . . accounted for a career-best 375 total yards and six scores vs. Central . . . completed 14-of-33 passes for 345 yards, five TDs and one interception vs. Central . . . produced three 100-yard rushing games as a senior . . . gained a career-best 157 yards on 17 carries vs. Crockett Tech and scored two rushing TDs . . . made five solo tackles vs. Central . . . posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Denby Tech Prep . . . recorded six stops, including five solo hits, vs. Catholic Central in the 2007 season opener . . . accounted for 1,971 total yards and 23 TDs as a junior . . . hit 91-of-187 passes (.487) for 1,552 yards, 17 TDs and 10 interceptions in 2006 . . . ran 56 times for 419 yards (7.5 avg.) and six TDs as a junior . . . had four 200-yard passing games in 2006 . . . threw for 145 yards (9-of-19 passing) and five TDs vs. Douglass . . . accounted for 311 total yards and three scores vs. Chadsey . . . connected on 10-of-20 passes for 231 yards and five scores vs. Western International . . . accounted for 372 total yards and two TDs vs. Ford . . . recorded three solo tackles and returned an interception 46 yards for a TD in the 2006 season opener vs. Murray-Wright . . . high school teammate of Spartan football signee Fred Smith . . . son of Charles and Wanda Boyd . . . born March 12, 1990 . . . plans to major in business.

JOHN DEYO
OL • 6-6 • 265
Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top 30 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 26), Detroit Free Press (No. 27), The Detroit News (No. 28) and Scout.com (No. 28) . . . selected to represent the West in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, scheduled for July 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press (Division 3-4), The Detroit News (Division 3-4) and Detroit Free Press (Division 3) as a senior . . . all-area pick by both the Kalamazoo Gazette and Battle Creek Enquirer in 2007 . . . also earned first-team all-league honors as a senior . . . started 23 consecutive games for Coach Mark Blaesser at Gull Lake High School in Richland, Mich. . . . right guard graded out 80 percent or higher seven times during the 2007 season, including three games at 90 percent or higher . . . four-year starter for Coach Gary Sprague on the Blue Devils' basketball team . . . leads the team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and rebounding (5.2 rpg.) as a senior while shooting 60.2 percent from the floor . . . son of John and Pam Deyo . . . born Dec. 17, 1989 . . . plans to major in business.

STEVE GARDINER
LB • 6-1 • 210
Dublin, Ohio (Coffman High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top inside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18) . . . rated among the country's top linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 18 inside), Scout.com (No. 19 weakside) and Rivals.com (No. 67 outside) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by Scouts, Inc. (No. 43) and SuperPrep (No. 54) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Scouts, Inc. (No. 14), Scout.com (No. 15) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . Associated Press Central All-District first-team selection as a senior . . . earned second-team All-Metro honors in 2007 from The Columbus Dispatch . . . three-year starter for Coach Mark Crabtree at Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio . . . set school single-season records for tackles (172) and tackles for loss (24) as a senior while helping Coffman (13-1) advance to the Division I state semifinals . . . also became the Shamrocks' all-time leader in tackles (363) in 2007 . . . scored on a 36-yard run in the regional semifinal vs. Pickerington Central . . . recorded 125 tackles (68 solos, 57 assists) as a junior, with six resulting in losses including two sacks . . . also intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble in 2006 . . . rushed for 1,036 yards (6.0 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a junior . . . scored three rushing TDs (runs of 77, 3 and 70 yards) vs. Reynoldsburg in 2006 . . . returned a fumble 25 yards for a score vs. Dublin Sciota as a junior . . . registered 65 tackles and one interception as a sophomore . . . two-year starter for the Shamrocks' basketball team . . . son of Bob and Susan Gardiner . . . born Jan. 31, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

TYLER HOOVER
DE • 6-7 • 273
Novi, Mich. (Novi High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 7, 2008, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-American . . . rated among the nation's top strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . ranked among the country's top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 88) . . . listed among the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 7), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 12) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 19) . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . selected to The Detroit News All-North and All-Metro Teams . . . three-year starter at defensive end for Coach Tab Kellepourey at Novi (Mich.) High School . . . also started at offensive tackle for the Wildcats in 2007 . . . recorded 109 tackles as a senior, with 12 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also credited with six quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and three pass break-ups in 2007 . . . posted 87 tackles as a junior, with six for losses including three sacks . . . had six pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in 2006 . . . three-year letterman in basketball . . . named Kensington Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior . . . son of Mike and Angie Hoover . . . born Jan. 28, 1990 . . . plans to major in design engineering.

ZACH HUETER
OL • 6-7 • 295
Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 30), SpartanMag.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 34) . . . two-year, two-way starter at North Branch (Mich.) High School . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press (Division 3-4) and Detroit Free Press (Division 4) . . . a finalist for the Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club's Great 8 Award as the state's top offensive lineman in 2007 . . . named to the Tuscola County Advertiser's Dream Team . . . earned first-team All-Tri-Valley East honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman in 2007 . . . produced a school single-season record 79 pancake blocks as a senior while playing for Coach Pat Forster . . . recorded 87 tackles (33 solos, 54 assists) as a defensive tackle in 2007, including 6.5 sacks . . . also credited with nine forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, four pass break-ups and two blocked punts as a senior . . . first-team All-Tri-Valley East selection as a defensive lineman in 2006 . . . posted 38 tackles as a junior, with 13 resulting in losses including three sacks . . . had three catches for 29 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end during his junior season . . . two-year starter for the Broncos' basketball team . . . listed among the state's top senior power forwards (No. 9), according to MLive.com's midseason rankings . . . ranked among the state's top senior centers by GreatLakesHoops.com (No. 3) . . . earned second-team All-Thumb and first-team All-Tri-Valley East honors as a junior after averaging 15.3 points and 8.1 rebounds . . . shot better than 60 percent from the field in 2006-07 . . . two-year starter in football and basketball at North Branch Wesleyan before transferring to North Branch . . . son of Rick and Kellie Hueter . . . born Jan. 4, 1990 . . . plans to major in business.

CAMERON JUDE
DL • 6-3 • 235
Chesterfield, Va. (Manchester High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Tom Hall at Manchester High School in Midlothian, Va. . . . second-team All-Central Region selection in 2007 . . . earned first-team all-district and first-team all-metro honors as a senior from the Richmond Times-Dispatch . . . selected Dominion District Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 after recording 89 tackles, including an incredible 41 for losses . . . produced 10.5 sacks and forced five fumbles as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles in 2007 . . . had 22 receptions for 181 yards (8.2 avg.) and four touchdowns while playing tight end as a senior . . . registered a career-best 15 tackles vs. James River to go along with a 12-yard TD grab . . . posted 12 stops, including two sacks, vs. Huguenot . . . recorded 12 tackles, including three sacks, in the 2007 season opener vs. Thomas Dale . . . honorable mention all-district selection as a junior despite playing in only five games due to an injury . . . totaled 38 tackles in 2006, including five sacks . . . caught eight passes for 92 yards (11.5 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . also competed in basketball and baseball at Manchester . . . son of Craig and Carla Jude . . . born Nov. 20, 1989 . . . plans to major in criminal justice.

Keshawn Martin accounted for 1,551 total yards of offense and 17 touchdowns as a senior, while also recording 26 tackles and returning two interceptions for scores on defense. [Photo by The Detroit News]


KESHAWN MARTIN
ATH • 6-0 • 185
Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 80) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 14), Lansing State Journal (No. 17) and The Detroit News (No. 20) . . . all-state (Division 1) selection as a defensive back in 2007 . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West Team as a senior . . . earned all-conference honors as a quarterback after accounting for 1,551 total yards and 17 touchdowns in 2007 . . . completed 28-of-62 passes (.452) for 685 yards and seven TDs as a senior . . . rushed 100 times for 866 yards (8.7 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . recorded seven 100-yard rushing games in 2007 . . . recorded 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and returned two interceptions for scores as a senior . . . produced 227 all-purpose yards and a TD as a junior . . . returned six punts for 104 yards (17.3 avg.) . . . two-year starter for Coach Todd DeLuca at John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich. . . . saw action at wide receiver, defensive back and quarterback during his prep career . . . also participates in basketball and track . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan Young on the Rockets' basketball team . . . averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 assists as a senior while helping John Glenn get off to a 14-1 start . . . averaged 11.2 points and 5.4 assists as a junior . . . son of Charles McKissick and Tracy Martin . . . born March 15, 1990 . . . no-preference major.

CHRIS McDONALD
TE/DE • 6-5 • 271
Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 19) and Detroit Free Press (No. 20) . . . all-state selection as a senior by both The Detroit News (Division 1-2) and Detroit Free Press (Division 1) . . . selected to The Detroit News All-Metro and All-Metro East Teams in 2007 . . . earned All-East honors from the Detroit Free Press as a senior . . . three-year starter for Coach Jay Anthes at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Falcons rush for more than 2,000 yards in 2007 while the backs averaged 6.3 yards per carry . . . recorded 32 tackles as a senior, including three sacks . . . became the Falcons' all-time leader in sacks (22) in 2007 . . . produced 45 tackles as a junior, including 10.5 sacks . . . registered 8.5 sacks as a sophomore . . . also participates in track and field . . . son of Dan and Celeste Serwick . . . born Nov. 13, 1989 . . . plans to major in education.

CAULTON RAY
RB • 5-9 • 197
Southfield, Mich. (Brother Rice High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top running backs by Rivals.com (No. 43), Scouts, Inc. (No. 65) and Scout.com (No. 87) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Scouts, Inc. (No. 10), Lansing State Journal (No. 14), Rivals.com (No. 17), Detroit Free Press (No. 19), Scout.com (No. 19) and The Detroit News (No. 23) . . . selected to represent the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, scheduled for July 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . all-state (Division 2) selection by the Detroit Free Press in 2007 . . . second-team All-North pick by The Detroit News as a senior . . . two-year starter for Coach Al Fracassa at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. . . . rushed 195 times for 1,150 yards (5.9 avg.) and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . led the Warriors in all-purpose yards for the second year in a row, with 1,265 yards (115.0 ypg.) . . . returned five kickoffs for 112 yards (22.4 avg.) . . . recorded six 100-yard rushing games in 2007 . . . closed out his senior year with three straight 100-yard rushing games, including a career-best 200 yards and two scores on 24 attempts vs. Adams . . . scored 13 rushing TDs over the last seven games . . . carried 23 times for 156 yards and two TDs vs. St. Mary Prep . . . rushed for 128 yards and three scores on 14 attempts vs. University of Detroit Jesuit . . . gained 1,039 yards on 215 carries and scored 11 TDs as a junior . . . accounted for a team-best 1,211 all-purpose yards in 2006 . . . returned seven kickoffs for 178 yards (25.4 avg.) . . . posted four 100-yard rushing games as a junior, including 23 carries for a season-high 161 yards and a TD vs. Traverse City West . . . scored three rushing TDs in the 2006 season finale vs. Ford . . . son of Mildred Ray . . . born Dec. 20, 1989 . . . plans to major in business.

TRENTON ROBINSON
CB • 5-10 • 180
Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top cornerbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 58) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 13), Scouts, Inc. (No. 15), Detroit Free Press (No. 16), Lansing State Journal (No. 19) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . three-year starter for Coach Morley Fraser at Bay City (Mich.) Central High School . . . saw action at safety, linebacker, wide receiver and running back during his prep career . . . recorded 45 tackles (12 solos, 33 assists), four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles in 2007 . . . rushed for 472 yards and five touchdowns as a senior . . . caught 16 passes for 238 yards (14.9 avg.) and two scores in 2007 . . . earned first-team All-Valley honors as a junior . . . son of Mario Robinson and Tammy Wilkinson . . . born Feb. 16, 1990 . . . plans to major in business.

DAVID ROLF
LB • 6-3 • 225
Piqua, Ohio (Piqua High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top strongside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 57) . . . ranked among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 48) . . . three-year starter for Coach Bill Nees at Piqua (Ohio) High School, helping the Indians to a combined record of 21-6 (over his final two seasons) . . . Associated Press Division II All-Ohio (first team) and AP Southwest All-District (first team) selections . . . named AP Southwest Ohio Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 . . . recorded 117 tackles as a senior, with 28 resulting in losses including six sacks, and intercepted three passes . . . had 30 receptions for 540 yards (18.0 avg.) and six touchdowns . . . scored on a 66-yard pass vs. Central Catholic in the Division II regional quarterfinal . . . accounted for two scores vs. Sidney, with a 14-yard TD grab and a 16-yard fumble return . . . earned second-team all-state honors as a junior . . . registered seven tackles (4 solos, 3 assists) and two pass break-ups vs. Pickerington Central in the 2006 state finals . . . two-year starter in basketball for Coach Marcus Bixler . . . averaging 14.2 points and 10.3 rebounds in 2007-08 . . . averaged 16.2 points as a junior . . . son of Brian and Rachel Rolf . . . born April 16, 1990 . . . brother Pete plays linebacker at Ball State . . . no-preference major.

ETHAN RUHLAND
OL • 6-6 • 270
Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-America Team . . . rated among the nation's top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 29) and Scout.com (No. 38) . . . selected to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 7), Lansing State Journal (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 12), Scout.com (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 21) . . . selected to represent the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, scheduled for July 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . selected to The Detroit News All-North and All-Metro Teams . . . two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Chris Bell at Lake Orion (Mich.) High School . . . anchored an offensive line that helped Dragon backs average better than 5.0 yards per carry in 2007, as Lake Orion advanced to the regional finals . . . allowed only one sack during his senior season . . . son of David and Mary Gemma Ruhland . . . born March 9, 1990 . . . plans to major in pre-medicine.

FRED SMITH
WR • 6-2 • 207
Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . rated among the nation's top 75 prospects by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 74) . . . ranked among the country's top wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 24), Scouts, Inc. (No. 34), Scout.com (No. 34) and SuperPrep (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10), Scouts, Inc. (No. 21) and SuperPrep (No. 29) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 2), Scouts, Inc. (No. 4), Scout.com (No. 4), Lansing State Journal (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Detroit Free Press (No. 7) . . . selected to represent the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, scheduled for July 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Teams . . . earned all-state (Division 1-2) and All-Detroit honors from The Detroit News . . . three-year starter for Coach Donshell English at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . had 43 receptions for 665 yards (15.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns as a senior despite being slowed by a sprained ankle during the first half of the season . . . recorded two 100-yard receiving games in 2007 . . . caught seven passes for a career-best 185 yards and five TDs vs. Central . . . had a career-high eight catches for 125 yards vs. Catholic Central . . . caught 37 passes for 595 yards (16.1 avg.) and six scores as a junior . . . also led Southeastern in all-purpose yards (840) and interceptions (6 for 135 yards) in 2006 . . . had five receptions for 85 yards vs. Crockett Tech and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD . . . had five catches for 65 yards vs. Southwestern to go along with two interceptions . . . caught five passes each vs. Northwestern (87 yards) and Ford (75) . . . had four receptions for 77 yards and a score vs. Chadsey . . . had three catches for 76 yards and three TDs vs. Western International . . . high school teammate of Spartan football signee Charles Burrell . . . listed among the state's top senior basketball wing players (No. 8), according to MLive.com's midseason rankings . . . averaging 17.4 points in 2007-08 . . . averaged 23 points per game as a junior . . . also competes in track as a sprinter . . . son of Teresa Smith . . . born June 29, 1990 . . . plans to major in business.

DREW STEVENS
ATH • 6-4 • 220
Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top weakside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 72) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . two-time All-Ohio Capital Conference pick . . . two-year starter for Coach Ed Terwilliger at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio . . . saw action at linebacker, strong safety, fullback and tailback during his prep career . . . rushed for 934 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 19 receptions for 144 yards (7.6 avg.) in 2007 . . . his 1-yard TD run on a fourth-and-goal play with 6:49 left in the game gave the Braves a 29-23 victory over Worthington Kilbourne . . . rushed 20 times for 189 yards and three scores vs. Mount Vernon . . . gained 114 yards on 21 carries vs. Dublin Jerome . . . ran for 817 yards and 11 TDs as a junior while helping the Braves to an 8-3 record . . . caught 16 passes for 167 yards (10.4 avg.) and one score in 2006 . . . carried 58 times for 252 yards and six TDs as a sophomore . . . son of Tina Stevens . . . born April 12, 1989 . . . plans to major in business.

Brynden Trawick was named Sprayberry High School's Defensive Player of the Year after recording 69 tackles and collecting one interception. He also accounted for more than 600 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as a senior.


BRYNDEN TRAWICK
S • 6-3 • 218
Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scouts, Inc. (No. 40), Rivals.com (No. 64) and Scout.com (No. 68) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team and PrepStar's All-Southeast Region . . . rated among Georgia's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 50) . . . intercepted a pass in the 2008 Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl . . . three-year starter at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga., including one season for Coach Billy Shackelford (2007) and two years for Coach Wade Beale (2005-06) . . . honorable mention all-state pick as a senior . . . two-time all-league and all-county selection . . . selected Sprayberry's Defensive Player of the Year after recording 69 tackles (51 solos, 18 assists) and an interception as a senior . . . also recovered two fumbles and blocked two extra-point attempts in 2007 . . . accounted for more than 600 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . caught 15 passes for 195 yards (13.0 avg.) . . . rushed 17 times for 156 yards (9.2 avg.) . . . had a 66-yard kickoff return vs. Walton . . . returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score vs. Milton . . . registered 78 tackles and three interceptions as a junior, returning two picks for TDs . . . had eight receptions for 278 yards (34.8 avg.) in 2006 . . . started at linebacker as a sophomore and intercepted two passes . . . also participates in track and field for the Yellow Jackets . . . finished third in the long jump (20-10.5) in Region 6AAAAA as a junior . . . son of George and Bridget Trawick . . . born Oct. 23, 1989 . . . plans to major in business.

MYLES WHITE
WR • 6-1 • 160
Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 20), Scouts, Inc. (No. 22) and Detroit Free Press (No. 31) . . . second-team All-West selection by the Detroit Free Press . . . earned second-team All-Metro West honors from The Detroit News . . . played for Coach Tim Gabel at Stevenson High School in Livonia, Mich. . . . had 26 receptions for 651 yards (25.0 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Spartans (13-1) advance to the state finals . . . recorded 35 tackles (19 solos, 16 assists) and two interceptions in 2007 . . . caught 15 passes for 201 yards (13.4 avg.) as a junior . . . qualified for four events in the 2007 state track championships . . . ranks as the school-record holder in the 300-meter hurdles (38.9) and long jump (22-3) . . . set state indoor records in the triple jump as a freshman (40-7.75) and sophomore (43-3) . . . son of Michael and Karen White . . . born March 30, 1990 . . . father Michael ran track at Michigan State . . . plans to major in education.

JAMIIHR WILLIAMS
LB • 6-3 • 230
Lima, Ohio (Trotwood-Madison High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top weakside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 97) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 57) . . . earned first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) honors as a senior while helping Trotwood-Madison High School to an 8-4 record . . . recorded 90 tackles (60 solos, 30 assists) and forced five fumbles for Coach Maurice Douglass in 2007 . . . produced 17 tackles for losses (142 yards) as a senior, including nine sacks (67 yards), and recovered four fumbles . . . also returned a blocked extra-point attempt for two points . . . posted double-figure tackles twice in 2007, including 14 stops (9 solos, 5 assists) vs. Trenton Edgewood in the first round of the playoffs . . . tallied a season-best 16 tackles, including three sacks, and forced a fumble vs. Beavercreek . . . was a two-year starter at Lima Senior High School before transferring to Trotwood-Madison . . . earned all-conference honors as a junior after registering 57 tackles, with 13 resulting in losses including seven sacks, in just five games . . . also forced three fumbles in 2006 . . . won a starting job as a freshman at Lima Central Catholic . . . plans to participate in track and field at Trotwood-Madison this spring and compete in the 200 meters, shot put and discus . . . son of Chad and Deloris Williams . . . born Sept. 15, 1989 . . . his cousin Travis Walton is a guard on the Michigan State basketball team . . . plans to pursue a degree in sports management.

Glenn Winston rushed 168 times for 1,473 yards (8.8 avg.) and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Denby Tech.


GLENN WINSTON
RB • 6-1 1/2 • 215
Detroit, Mich. (Denby Tech)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 61) and Rivals.com (No. 89) . . . ranked among the country's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 67) . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scouts, Inc. (No. 13), The Detroit News (No. 16), Scout.com (No. 16), Rivals.com (No. 20) and Detroit Free Press (No. 29) . . . selected to represent the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, scheduled for July 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-Detroit Teams . . . earned second-team All-Metro honors from The Detroit News . . . played for Coach Drake Wilkins at Denby Tech in Detroit, Mich. . . . rushed 168 times for 1,473 yards (8.8 avg.) and 14 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Tars to the Detroit Public School League finals . . . gained 138 yards on 26 carries vs. Warren Cousino in the Division I playoffs . . . rushed for 174 yards and four TDs vs. Detroit Osborn in the first round of the district playoffs . . . accounted for a total of five TDs vs. Detroit Osborn, scoring on runs of 39, 5, 2, and 51 yards and on an 80-yard kickoff return . . . ran for 126 yards and a score in the regular-season meeting vs. Detroit King . . . son of Eleanor Sanders . . . born April 29, 1989 . . . plans to pursue a degree in sports broadcasting.

ANTHONY WOODS
OL • 6-3 • 305
Melvindale, Mich. (Melvindale High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 65) . . . rated among the country's top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69) . . . listed among the nation's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 120) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 18), The Detroit News (No. 25), Scouts, Inc. (No. 26), Scout.com (No. 26) and Detroit Free Press (No. 32) . . . played his senior season for Coach Phil Howard at Melvindale (Mich.) High School . . . utilized as a two-way player as a senior, starting at offensive guard and defensive tackle . . . anchored an offensive line that allowed only one sack during the 2007 season and helped the Cardinals average better than 300 yards total offense per game . . . recorded 68 tackles as a senior, including three sacks . . . previously was a three-year starter and two-time captain at Mackenzie High School in Detroit . . . also lettered in basketball and track at Mackenzie . . . son of Anthony and Theresa Woods . . . born Dec. 25, 1989 . . . plans to major in business.

JEREL WORTHY
DT • 6-3 • 290
Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne High School)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top defensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 53), Scout.com (No. 78) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 93) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) and Scout.com (No. 34) . . . selected to play in the June 14 Big 33 Football Classic (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania) . . . Associated Press Division I All-Ohio and AP Southwest All-District first-team selections as a senior . . . also named to the Ohio News Network (ONN) All-Ohio Team in 2007 . . . two-year starter for Coach Jay Minton at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio . . . recorded 50 tackles, including 10.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior . . . also credited with seven pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries in 2007 . . . produced 54 tackles, including four sacks, in nine games as a junior . . . played his freshman and sophomore years at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio, before transferring to Wayne . . . son of Stephanie Worthy and Bobby Smith . . . born April 28, 1990 . . . plans to major in kinesiology.