Koenning Excited About His First Wyoming Recruiting Class

Feb. 2, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head footballcoach Vic Koenning introduced his first recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb.2. The first-year head coach was openly excited about the group of youngmen who are joining the Cowboy Football program, and he feels that he wasable to fill the immediate needs of his football team.

"We tried hard to stay within the numbers by position, and we didthat," said Koenning. "We filled in our upper-class group withjunior-college players, some of whom we didn't think we would get because ofthe competition from other schools. It's a larger class of junior-collegeplayers than we will normally recruit, but because of our upper-classnumbers we felt we needed to bring in that many this year to balance out ourclasses.

"We feel we successfully addressed our two primary concerns, theoffensive line and the secondary. We are bringing in six junior-collegeand three high-school defensive backs. We also have signed five offensivelinemen. I think we have some quality guys in those two areas. In thesecondary, for example, we have three state sprint champions (Sidney Lewis,Pete Merrill and Gideon Smith).

"We lost a couple of guys today, but considering the schools we wererecruiting against, that is to be expected. All in all we are very pleasedwith this class."

Koenning was named head coach at Wyoming on Dec. 13, 1999. He hadserved as defensive coordinator for the Cowboys for three seasons prior tobeing named head coach.

University of Wyoming Cowboys2000 Football Signings(Alphabetical, As of Feb. 2, 2000)

Breakdown:

High-School Signees (13)Junior-College Signees ( 8)Junior-College Signees Already Enrolled at UW ( 4) Totals (25)

High-School Signees (13)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Derek Armah RB 5-10 190 Fr. Lawnside, N.J. (Haddon Heights)Sean Bowman WR 6-2 190 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Christian)Kit Bradshaw II RB 6-1 195 Fr. Evergreen, Colo. (Faith Christian Academy)Trenton Franz OL/DL 6-3 250 Fr. Fort Collins, Colo. (Rocky Mountain)Kyle Huseby OL 6-6 265 Fr. Littleton, Colo. (Heritage)Roderrick Jackson WR/DB 5-11 170 Fr. Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove)Anthony Jones Jr. OLB/TE 6-5 230 Fr. Lithonia, Ga. (Columbia)Leonard Jones RB/CB 5-9 160 Fr. Denver, Colo. (Montbello)Brett Ralph WR 6-0 160 Fr. Raymond, Alberta, Canada (Raymond)Tim Riley DL 6-2 265 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. (The Blake School)Rano Sasa OL 6-2 315 Fr. Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove)Tom Vincent DB/WR 6-2 190 Fr. Riverton, Wyo. (Riverton)ER Wolf OL/DL 6-5 265 Fr. Littleton, Colo. (Columbine)

Junior-College Signees (8)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

DeShawn Abram FS 6-4 200 Jr. Columbus, Ohio (Kemper Military)Marcus Freeman CB 5-10 180 Jr. Gulfport, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC)Daniel Gibson III DL 6-4 290 Jr. Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento City College)Jason Jones LB 5-11 220 Jr. Brewton, Ala. (Northwest Mississippi CC)Eric Lee DB 5-11 190 Jr. Wiggins, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC)Damon Roark DL 6-3 280 Jr. Bozeman, Mont. (Glendale Community College)Travis Short RB 5-10 190 Jr. Hazlehurst, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)Gideon Smith CB 6-0 180 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. (Scottsdale Community College)

Junior-College Signees Already Enrolled at UW (4)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Chad Beuhler DL 6-2 250 Jr. Belleview, Fla. (Coffeyville CC, Kan.)Jay Dirks OG 6-2 290 Jr. Hernando, Miss. (Northwest Mississippi CC)Sidney Lewis CB 5-10 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (The College of Siskiyous, Calif.)Pete Merrill S 6-1 190 Jr. Pinetop, Ariz. (Eastern Arizona JC)

University of Wyoming2000 Football Signees(Alphabetical, As of Feb. 2, 2000)

University of Wyoming Football High-School Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Derek Armah RB 5-10 190 Fr.Lawnside, N.J. (Haddon Heights) Derek Armah was named All-South Jersey as a high school senior, andwas a two-time All-Conference selection at Haddon Heights High School inHaddon Heights, N.J. His team MVP as a junior and senior, Armah was amulti-sport athlete, playing baseball and running track. He played for headfootball coach Al Mailhan at Haddon Heights. Outside of football, Armah wasselected to represent his community at the New Jersey Boys State. The sonof Vida Armah, he was also recruited by Kentucky and Maryland. Heoriginally signed with Wyoming in the spring of '99. He is currentlyenrolled at the University of Wyoming for the 2000 spring semester.

Sean Bowman WR 6-2 190 Fr.Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Christian) Sean Bowman was named a Second Team All-Arizona selection for allclassifications as a wide receiver and place-kicker his senior season atPhoenix Christian High School. Bowman was also a First Team All-Statehonoree for Class 2A. He was also selected to participate in the ArizonaAll-Star game in the summer of 2000. He was ranked as the No. 15 bestpossession receiver in the nation by the Max Emfinger National BluechipsRecruiting Service. The Tom Lemming recruiting service also named him totheir six-state All-West Region team. SuperPrep ranks Bowman as the 86thbest high school player in the West. As a senior, Bowman led his PhoenixChristian team to a 12-1 record and Class 2A State Championship. He had 66receptions his senior season for 1,209 yards and 21 touchdowns, which wasone TD shy of the Arizona state record for touchdown receptions. In hishigh-school career, Bowman caught 123 passes for 2,234 yards and 33 TDs.The 33 career touchdowns also ranks second in state history. He set a stateof Arizona single-game record with 14 catches for 340 yards and four TDsduring the '99 season. As a senior, Bowman also converted 47 of 51 extrapoints, and was 6 of 8 in field-goal attempts, combined with his 21 TDS hescored a total of 191 points which led the state of Arizona in scoring.Bowman was also an All-State selection as a forward in soccer his juniorseason, and was a regional champion in the long jump. He follows formerCowboy offensive lineman Jeff Smith and current UW defensive lineman AnthonyStannard as players from Phoenix Christian to attend Wyoming. He played forKeith Brown at Phoenix Christian. The son of Debbie and Frank Bowman, hewas also recruited by Arizona, New Mexico and UCLA.

Kit Bradshaw II RB 6-1 195 Fr.Evergreen, Colo. (Faith Christian Academy) Kit Bradshaw was named First Team All-State by both The Denver Postand The Denver Rocky Mountain News his senior year at Faith ChristianAcademy in Arvada, Colo. He led Faith Christian to the Colorado Class 3Astate title his junior season, and a state semi-final appearance his seniorseason. He ran for 2,205 yards in '99, averaged 12.4 yards per rush and 28rushing touchdowns -- all tops in the state of Colorado. In additionBradshaw caught 21 passes for 494 yards and six TDs. Also a punt returner,he returned 18 punts for 356 yards and a 19.8 yard average per return. Withone kickoff return for 31 yards and three interception returns for 41 yards,he tallied 3,127 all-purpose yards in '99 to rank No. 1in the top fourclassifications in the state of Colorado. He rushed for 100 or more yards11 times in '99 and rushed for 200 or more yards on six occasions. As adefensive back, Bradshaw tallied 73 total tackles, 45 solo tackles and 28assists. An All-Academic honoree in both football and baseball all fouryears of high school. He played for head coach Blair Hubbard at FaithChristian. The son of Beverly and Kit Bradshaw. He was also recruited byGeorgia for baseball and Wake Forest for football.

Trenton Franz OL/DL 6-3 250 Fr.Fort Collins, Colo. (Rocky Mountain) Trenton Franz will have a short trip to become a Wyoming Cowboy.Franz earned Second Team All-State honors his senior season at RockyMountain High School in Fort Collins, Colo. A three-year starter on theoffensive and defensive line, he started 31 consecutive games in highschool. Franz also earned First Team All-Conference honors both his juniorand senior seasons. An outstanding student, Franz earned First TeamAcademic All-State honors for three consecutive years. He currently has aperfect 4.00 grade-point average, and ranks No. 1 in his senior class. Heled Rocky Mountain to an 8-3 record in '99 and an appearance in the stateplayoffs. His junior season, Rocky posted a 7-3 record. Coached in highschool by Tom Smailes. One of his assistant coaches is former WyomingCowboy linebacker Mark Brook. The son of Glenna and John Franz, he was alsorecruited by Colorado State, Duke, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth andPennsylvania.

Kyle Huseby OL 6-6 265 Fr.Littleton, Colo. (Heritage) Kyle Huseby was a Second Team Colorado All-State selection for Class5A in 1999. Huseby led Heritage High School to an 11-2 record in '99 andthe state semi-finals. He helped fuel a Heritage offensive unit thataveraged 30 points per game, and he blocked for the state's leading scorerin teammate Zach Smith. Huseby started all 24 games his junior and seniorseasons, earning First Team All-Conference honors as a senior. His highschool coach Mike Griebel describes Huseby as an offensive lineman withgreat athletic ability, very good quickness and a vast amount of potential.Huseby also played baseball through his sophomore season, and only beganfocusing on football the past two years. The son of Nancy and Mike Huseby,he was also recruited by Colorado and Colorado State.

Roderrick Jackson WR 5-11 170 Fr.Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove) Roderrick Jackson was an outstanding two-way player for CopperasCove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas. He earned Honorable MentionAll-District honors as a wide receiver as a senior. Jackson caught 15passes for 178 yards, and rushed for 134 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in1999. He played for head coach Jack Welch at Copperas Cove High School.Also recruited by Texas Tech.

Anthony Jones Jr. OLB/TE 6-5 230 Fr.Lithonia, Ga. (Columbia) Anthony Jones Jr. was named as one of Georgia's Top 25 two-wayplayers his senior season, and was also named to Georgia's Super 25. Atwo-year starter as a defensive end and offensive tackle, he may also betried at tight end due to his outstanding athletic ability. Jones alsoplays on the basketball team at Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga., andcompetes in the long jump and triple jump on the track team. Coached inhigh school by Dave Edwards. He is the son of Elizabeth McKinnis andAnthony Jones. He was also recruited by Auburn and Memphis.

Leonard Jones RB/CB 5-9 160 Fr.Denver, Colo. (Montbello) Leonard Jones was one of the most honored players in the state ofColorado his senior season at Montbello High School, earning All-Statehonors from both The Denver Post and The Denver Rocky Mountain News. He wasalso an All-Denver Prep League First Team selection. On Oct. 16, 1999,Jones set a Colorado state single-game record, rushing for 584 yards in onegame in the snow against George Washington High School. He rushed for 2,164yards in the 1999 season. He also returned seven punts, three for TDs, andtotaled 330 yards in kick returns for the season. Jones led Montbello Highto an 8-3 record as a senior and a second-place finish in the Denver PrepLeague. Coached in high school by former Denver Bronco Louis Wright. Alsoan outstanding track athlete, Jones has run a 10.6 100, a 21.8 200 and a49.8 400. He was named an All-American in indoor track, anchoring the 4 x100 and 4 x 200 relay teams for Montbello High.

Brett Ralph WR 6-0 160 Fr.Raymond, Alberta, Canada (Raymond) Brett Ralph will join his two brothers, Brock and Dustin, as amember of the University of Wyoming Football team. During Brett's career atRaymond High School, his football team won 48 consecutive games againstCanadian teams. Brett played wide receiver, quarterback and safety duringhis high school career, and helped lead Raymond to a ProvincialChampionship. As a senior, Brett was named League MVP in football. On thebasketball court, Brett earned All-Provincial honors, and on the baseballfield he was an outstanding shortstop and pitcher. He also competed on thetrack team, and is a two-time Provincial Champion in the long jump. Coachedin high school by head football coach Mike Beazer. He is the son of Shellyand Jim Ralph. His father is also the head basketball coach and assistantfootball coach at Raymond High School, which is located about 45 miles northof the Montana border.

Tim Riley DL 6-2 265 Fr.Minneapolis, Minn. (The Blake School) Tim Riley comes to Wyoming after starting for four consecutiveseasons at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minn. Riley played both defensiveend and fullback in high school. He is expected to play on the defensiveline for Wyoming. As a high-school senior, Riley rushed for over 1,000yards, and averaged over 5.0 yards per carry. A team captain in football,he also plays center on the basketball team, and earned All-State honors intrack and field as both a sophomore and junior in the shot put. Rileyplayed for head football coach John Boufford at The Blake School. Riley isthe son of Mary and John Riley. He was also recruited by Northern Illinoisand Wisconsin.

Rano Sasa OL 6-2 315 Fr.Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove) Rano Sasa comes to the University of Wyoming with great size andgreat credentials for a high-school senior. Sasa earned unanimous FirstTeam All-District honors as an offensive lineman in both 1998 and '99. Healso earned Second Team All-District honors as a defensive lineman in '99.During his senior season, Sasa recorded 47 pancake blocks and was graded outat 90 percent by his coaches for the 1999 season. For his career, Sasa wascredited with 89 pancake blocks. He played for head coach Jack Welch atCopperas Cove High School.

Tom Vincent DB/WR 6-2 190 Fr.Riverton, Wyo. (Riverton) Tom Vincent chose to stay home and play his college football at theUniversity of Wyoming. A native of Riverton, Wyo., Vincent was a two-timeAll-State selection in Wyoming and was also named to the Casper Star-TribuneSuper 25. He will play in the Wyoming Shrine Bowl in the summer of 2000.Vincent was a starter in three consecutive state championship games for theWolverines, and helped lead Riverton to a 28-2 record during his three-yearcareer -- 8-2 as a sophomore, 10-0 as a junior and 10-0 as a senior. Hissenior season, he caught 20 passes for 420 yards and seven TDs, he alsoreturned seven punts for 114 yards and one touchdown and had 10 kickoffreturns for 282 yards and one TD. From his defensive-back position, he made59 total tackles (24 solos and 35 assists), broke up four passes, recoveredfour fumbles and had one tackle for a loss. As a junior in 1998, Vincentcaught 10 passes for 158 yards, and on defense he made 70 total tackles (38solos and 32 assists), broke up two passes, recovered one fumble and hadfive tackles for losses. Coached in high school by head football coach DonJulian, Vincent was also an outstanding basketball and track athlete. He isthe son of Gretchen and John Vincent. He was also recruited by BrighamYoung and Colorado State.

ER Wolf OL/DL 6-5 265 Fr.Littleton, Colo. (Columbine) ER (no periods, name he prefers) Wolf comes to Wyoming after ahighly successful career at Columbine.Played both offensive and defensive line, but earned most of his honors asan o-lineman. Was First Team All-League and All-State, and earned FirstTeam All-State honors on both The Denver Post and The Denver Rocky MountainNews teams. Was a key performer as Columbine produced the number onerushing team in the state of Colorado, and won the league and statechampionships. Team finished 13-1 his senior season. He also competed forthe track team in the shot put and discus. A 3.9 student. Played for CoachAndy Lowry at Columbine.

Junior-College Signees (Who Will Enroll at Wyoming in the Fall of 2000)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

DeShawn Abram FS 6-4 200 Jr.Columbus, Ohio (Kemper Military JC, Mo.) DeShawn Abram was ranked among the Top 50 junior-college defensivebacks in the nation in the December 1999 issue of PrepStar recruitingmagazine. Abram has great size for a safety, and earned the reputation as abig hitter in his junior-college playing days. A young player with a greatdeal of athletic ability, Abram has a 40" vertical leap. Coached in juniorcollege by Dave Ross. He was also recruited by Arizona, Oklahoma andMemphis.

Marcus Freeman CB 5-10 180 Jr.Gulfport, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC) Marcus Freeman was a part of the Mississippi Junior College AthleticAssociation's number one defense against the pass, giving up just 79 yardsper game. Produced one pick and eight pass break-ups during his lastseason with Mississippi Gulf Coach. His team finished 7-3 on the season inone of the toughest junior college leagues in the nation. "He is a truecover guy," said Freeman's head coach Steve Wright. "He possesses greatspeed and quckness to go along with being a very physical player. Vic andhis staff should be applauded for coming into Mississippi. Marcus and histeammate Eric (Lee) are happy to come to Wyoming and go to school.Mississippi Gulf Coast was 7-3 during conference competition this pastseason.

Daniel Gibson III DL 6-4 290 Jr.Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento City College) Daniel Gibson comes to Wyoming from Sacramento City College. Anative of Sacramento where he attended Luther Burbank High School. Gibsonwas coached in junior college by Dave Griffin. He is the son of Deborah andDaniel Gibson II. Gibson was also recruited by Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,Kentucky, New Mexico and Oregon.

Jason Jones LB 5-11 220 Jr.Brewton, Ala. (Northwest Mississippi CC) Jason Jones was a member of the Northwest Mississippi team thatended the 1999 season ranked No. 6 in the nation in the final NationalJunior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rankings. As a linebacker forthe Rangers, he helped lead the defense to a No. 5 national ranking in totaldefense. He was a Second Team All-State junior-college selection, anHonorable Mention NJCAA All-American and was voted by his coaches as theDefensive MVP in '99. Jones started 24 consecutive games in two seasons atNorthwest Mississippi. He recorded 203 total tackles in two seasons, 120solo tackles and 83 assists. Jones also was credited with 14 career sacksfor a minus 89 yards, 27 tackles for losses for 120 yards, six forcedfumbles, four recovered fumbles and two interceptions. He was coached injunior college by Bobby Franklin, who led Northwest Mississippi to an 11-1record in '99 and the MACJC State Championship.

Eric Lee CB/S 5-11 190 Jr.Wiggins, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC) According to his coach, Steve Wright, Eric Lee is the "steal" of theMississippi Junior College Athletic Association (14 teams). He started asan "H" back and returned kicks as a freshman, but settled in the secondaryas a corner and strong safety this season. Suffered a high ankle sprain andmissed a portion of the season. Produced four interceptions before he wasinjured. Like his teammate Marcus Freeman, he was part of a secondary thatled the league in pass defense, giving up 79 yards per outing. "Eric is agreat athlete with a nose for the football. He's as good as any we had inour league, and we play in a very difficult league."

Damon Roark DL 6-3 280 Jr.Bozeman, Mont. (Glendale Community College) Damon Roark comes to the University of Wyoming from GlendaleCommunity College in Glendale, Ariz., where he played for Mike Grossner.Roark earned All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors in '99as a defensive tackle. During his career at Glendale Community College,Roark participated in the Valley of the Sun Bowl, which matches the top teamin the Phoenix-metro area against a top team from the Jayhawk JucoConference in Kansas. Prior to attending Glendale Community College, Roarkplayed at Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Ariz., where he was anoutstanding linebacker and fullback. He is the son of Beverly and PatRoark. Roark was also recruited by New Mexico State, Northern Arizona andUNLV.

Travis Short RB 5-10 190 Jr.Hazlehurst, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) Travis Short comes to Wyoming as an all-purpose back. He earnedHonorable Mention All-State honors at Copiah-Lincoln Community College inWesson, Miss., in 1999. Short carried the ball 55 times for 271 yards as asophomore at Copiah-Lincoln, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scoring twotouchdowns. He also was an outstanding kickoff returner, returning sevenkickoffs for 147 yards and an average of 21.0 yards per return. He wascoached at Copiah-Lincoln by Phil Broome.

Gideon Smith CB 6-0 190 Jr.Scottsdale, Ariz. (Scottsdale Community College) Gideon Smith was ranked among the Top 50 junior-college defensivebacks in the nation in the December 1999 issue of PrepStar magazine. He isa young man with outstanding speed. Runs a 4.3 "40". Was the state ofArizona's 100-meter champion in 1997, running a 10.5 at Mesa High School.Also an outstanding sprinter on the junior college level. Played for CoachKen Giovando at Scottsdale Community College.

Chad Beuhler 6-2 250 DL Jr.Belleview, Fla. (Coffeyville Community College, Kan.) Beuhler comes to Wyoming from Coffeyville Community College inCoffeyville, Kan. He played only one season at Coffeyville, and will havethree years of eligibility for the Cowboys. He started every game atnoseguard for Coffeyville as a freshman, recording 6.0 quarterback sacks.He played for Skip Foster at Coffeyville. In High School, Beuhler playedboth linebacker and noseguard. He was named Second Team All-State in Class5A (the second largest classification in Florida). Beuhler was also honoredas his conference's Defensive Player of the Year as a high school senior.He led his Belleview High School team to the second round of the stateplayoffs as a senior.

Jay Dirks OG 6-2 290 Jr.Hernando, Miss. (Northwest Mississippi CC) Jay Dirks helped lead the Northwest Mississippi Rangers to a No. 6national ranking in the final 1999 National Junior College AthleticAssociation (NJCAA) rankings. As an offensive guard for NorthwestMississippi, Dirks contributed to a Ranger offense that ranked No. 1 in thecountry in total offense, averaging 516 yards per game. Dirks earned FirstTeam All-State junior-college honors as a sophomore, and was a preseasonNJCAA Honorable Mention All-American. Dirks started every game of hisjunior-college career -- 24 consecutive games. He was coached in juniorcollege by Bobby Franklin, who led Northwest Mississippi to an 11-1 recordin '99 and the MACJC State Championship. Dirks is also an outstandingstudent, having been a three-year member of the National Honor Society atHernando High School in Hernando, Miss. He was also recruited by Indiana,Mississippi and Southern Mississippi.

Sidney Lewis 5-10 180 CB Jr.Chicago, Ill. (The College of Siskiyous, Weed, Calif.) Lewis played two years forGreg Gatlin at The College of Siskiyous in Northern California. Lewis wasdescribed by Gatlin as a quality cover corner and good hitter, withoutstanding speed. Lewis intercepted two passes as a sophomore. He alsoqualified for the California Junior-College Championships in track and fieldas a hurdler.

Pete Merrill 6-1 190 S Jr.Pinetop, Ariz. (Eastern Arizona Junior College) Merrill had an outstanding two-year career at Eastern Arizona JuniorCollege in Thatcher, Ariz. As a sophomore, Merrill earned Second TeamAll-Conference honors while ranking second on his team with 62 totaltackles. He was credited with 30 solo tackles, to rank first on the team.He also had 30 assists and two tackles for losses, with one interception.As a freshman at Eastern Arizona, Merrill recorded 29 total tackles --15solos, 13 assists and one tackle for a loss. He combines great speed withhis size. At Blue Ridge High School he was the Arizona State 100-meterchampion for Class 3A. At Eastern Arizona, he played for head coach ScottGiles in a defense much like the current style coached by Koenning --pressure defense with the safeties playing a key role in blitzing and runsupport, as well as pass coverage.

University of Wyoming Cowboys2000 Football SigningsBroken Down By State(As of Feb. 2, 2000)(In the case of junior-college players, they are listed by their home state,not the state they played in during junior college.)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Wyoming (1)Tom Vincent DB/WR 6-2 190 Fr. Riverton, Wyo. (Riverton)

Alabama (1)Jason Jones LB 5-11 220 Jr. Brewton, Ala. (Northwest Mississippi CC)

Arizona (3)Sean Bowman WR 6-2 190 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Christian)Pete Merrill S 6-1 190 Jr. Pinetop, Ariz. (Eastern Arizona JC)Gideon Smith CB 6-0 180 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. (Scottsdale Community College)

California (1)Daniel Gibson III DL 6-4 290 Jr. Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento City College)

Canada (1)Brett Ralph WR 6-0 160 Fr. Raymond, Alberta, Canada (Raymond)

Colorado (5)Kit Bradshaw II RB 6-1 195 Fr. Evergreen, Colo. (Faith Christian Academy)Trenton Franz OL/DL 6-3 250 Fr. Fort Collins, Colo. (Rocky Mountain)Kyle Huseby OL 6-6 265 Fr. Littleton, Colo. (Heritage)Leonard Jones RB/CB 5-9 160 Fr. Denver, Colo. (Montbello)ER Wolf OL/DL 6-5 265 Fr. Littleton, Colo. (Columbine)

Florida (1)Chad Beuhler DL 6-2 250 Jr. Belleview, Fla. (Coffeyville CC, Kan.)

Georgia (1)Anthony Jones Jr. OLB/TE 6-5 230 Fr. Lithonia,Ga. (Columbia)

Illinois (1)Sidney Lewis CB 5-10 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (The College of Siskiyous, Calif.)

Minnesota (1)Tim Riley DL 6-2 265 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. (The Blake School)

Mississippi (4)Jay Dirks OG 6-2 290 Jr. Hernando, Miss. (Northwest Mississippi CC)Marcus Freeman CB 5-10 180 Jr. Gulfport, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC)Eric Lee DB 5-11 190 Jr. Wiggins, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC)Travis Short RB 5-10 190 Jr. Hazlehurst, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)

Montana (1)Damon Roark DL 6-3 280 Jr. Bozeman, Mont. (Glendale Community College)

New Jersey (1)Derek Armah RB 5-10 190 Fr. Lawnside, N.J. (Haddon Heights)

Ohio (1)DeShawn Abram FS 6-4 200 Jr. Columbus, Ohio (Kemper Military)

Texas (2)Roderrick Jackson WR/DB 5-11 170 Fr. Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove)Rano Sasa OL 6-2 315 Fr. Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove)