Feb. 2, 2011
2011 Football Signings
Broken Down By Position
(As of Feb. 2, 2011)
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Class||Hometown (Last School)||Highlights|
|Josh Doctson||WR||6-4||185||Fr.||Mansfield, Texas (Legacy)||Watch|
|Jake Jones||OL||6-3||295||Fr.||Lakewood, Colo.(Lakewood)||Watch|
|Rafe Kiely||OL||6-3||298||Fr.||Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North)||Watch|
|London Muse||WR||5-11||185||Fr.||Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles)||Watch|
|Trey Norman||WR||6-1||170||Fr.||Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Eylau)||Watch|
|Adam Pittser||QB||6-2||206||Fr.||Richmond, Ill. (Richmond-Burton)||Watch|
|Kevin Robertson||WR||6-4||210||Fr.||Houston, Texas (Northland Christian)||Watch|
|Dominic Rufran||WR||6-0||185||Fr.||Colorado Springs, Colo. (Palmer)||Watch|
|Zach Rushing||OL||6-3||295||Jr.||Woolmarket, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Miss.)||Watch|
|Brett Smith||QB||6-3||195||Fr.||Salem, Ore. (West Salem)||Watch|
|Kody Sutton||RB||5-8||190||Fr.||Texarkana, Texas (Texas)||Watch|
|Austin Traphagan||OL||6-5||285||Fr.||Yuma, Colo. (Yuma)||Watch|
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Class||Hometown (Last School)||Highlights|
|Luke Anderson||S||5-10||195||Jr.||Southlake, Texas (Blinn CC, Texas)||Watch|
|Zack Berg||LB||6-2||210||Fr.||Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds Woodway)||Watch|
|Alex Borgs||LB||6-2||215||Fr.||Raesfeld, Germany (Dusseldorf)||Watch|
|Blair Burns||CB||5-10||170||Fr.||Plano, Texas (Plano)||Watch|
|DeAndre Jones||CB||6-0||180||Fr.||Killeen, Texas (Harker Heights)||Watch|
|Korey Jones||LB||6-2||225||Jr.||Fort Collins, Colo. (Garden City CC, Kan.)||Watch|
|Miraldo Michel||DE||6-3||286||Jr.||Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Ellsworth CC, Iowa)||Watch|
|Mark Nzeocha||S||6-3||220||Fr.||Neusitz, Germany (FOS Ansbach)||Watch|
|Chad Reese||S||5-11||180||Fr.||Tyler, Texas (Tyler Lee)||Watch|
|Eddie Yarbrough||DE||6-3||265||Fr.||Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)||Watch|
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Class||Hometown (Last School)||Highlights|
|Zach Ewan||LS||5-9||216||Fr.||Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon)||Watch|
|Daniel Sullivan||K||5-10||185||Fr.||Snohomish, Wash. (Jackson)||Watch|
2010 Football Signings
Broken Down By State
(As of Feb. 2, 2011)
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Class||Hometown (Last School)|
|Zach Ewan||LS||5-9||216||Fr.||Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon)|
|Jake Jones||OL||6-3||295||Fr.||Lakewood, Colo.(Lakewood)|
|Korey Jones||LB||6-2||225||Jr.||Fort Collins, Colo. (Garden City CC, Kan.)|
|Dominic Rufran||WR||6-0||185||Fr.||Colorado Springs, Colo. (Palmer)|
|Austin Traphagan||OL||6-5||285||Fr.||Yuma, Colo. (Yuma)|
|Eddie Yarbrough||DE||6-3||265||Fr.||Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)|
|Miraldo Michel||DE||6-3||286||Jr.||Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Ellsworth CC, Iowa)|
|Rafe Kiely||OL||6-3||298||Fr.||Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North)|
|Adam Pittser||QB||6-2||206||Fr.||Richmond, Ill. (Richmond-Burton)|
|Zach Rushing||OL||6-3||295||Jr.||Woolmarket, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Miss.)|
|Brett Smith||QB||6-3||195||Fr.||Salem, Ore. (West Salem)|
|Luke Anderson||S||5-10||195||Jr.||Southlake, Texas (Blinn CC, Texas)|
|Blair Burns||CB||5-10||170||Fr.||Plano, Texas (Plano)|
|Josh Doctson||WR||6-4||185||Fr.||Mansfield, Texas (Legacy)|
|DeAndre Jones||CB||6-0||180||Fr.||Killeen, Texas (Harker Heights)|
|London Muse||WR||5-11||185||Fr.||Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles)|
|Trey Norman||WR||6-1||170||Fr.||Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Eylau)|
|Chad Reese||S||5-11||180||Fr.||Tyler, Texas (Tyler Lee)|
|Kevin Robertson||WR||6-4||210||Fr.||Houston, Texas (Northland Christian)|
|Kody Sutton||RB||5-8||190||Fr.||Texarkana, Texas (Texas)|
|Zack Berg||LB||6-2||210||Fr.||Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds Woodway)|
|Daniel Sullivan||K||5-10||185||Fr.||Snohomish, Wash. (Jackson)|
|Alex Borgs||LB||6-2||215||Fr.||Raesfeld, Germany (Dusseldorf)|
|Mark Nzeocha||S||6-3||220||Fr.||Neusitz, Germany (FOS Ansbach)|
2011 Football Signees
(Alphabetical, As of Feb. 2, 2010)
Zack Berg LB 6-2 210 Fr. Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds Woodway)
Zack Berg was named First Team All-WESCO league as a linebacker and running back at Edmonds Woodway high school his senior year. He was also the only two-time winner of the U.S. Army/Seattle Seahawks High School Player of the Week honor for the 2010 season. He had 50 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries as a senior,returning one fumble recovery 49 yards for a touchdown. As a running back, Berg carried the ball 195 times for 1,440 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He averaged 7.39 yards per carry, 144.0 yards rushing per game and had a long run of 95 yards. He caught nine passes for 111 yards and one TD, and also completed one pass for 29 yards and a touchdown. He scored a total of 144 points on the year. Berg also served as his team's kickoff specialist. Woodway High posted a 6-4 record in 2010 and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs. As a junior, Berg earned Second Team All-WESCO Conference as he was credited with 71 tackles, 4.0 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He rushed for 650 yards on 103 carries, averaging 6.31 yards per carry and 65.0 yards per game, with a long run of 60 yards. Berg caught six passes for 167 yards and 1 touchdown. As a junior, he scored 66 points. He also served as his team's punter, averaging 38.15 yards per punt, and was his team's kickoff specialist. His team posted a 5-5 record. His sophomoreseason, he made 58 tackles and had one interception. He also ran for 159 yards on 56 carries. Berg was an outstanding basketball player in high school. His sophomore season, he was a starter on a 19-8 basketball team that placed second in state, and he was named his team's best defensive player. Berg was named a team captain as a senior for both his football and basketball teams. He also competed in track and field as a sprinter his freshman and sophomore years of high school as his team won back-to-back state titles. He played for high school football coach John Gradwohl atWoodway High.
He is the son of Teressa and Dan Berg. He has a younger sister, K.C. His father played basketball and baseball at Concordia University in Portland, Ore. His mother played volleyball and basketball at Concordia. He had two aunts and two uncles who played college sports. Berg was also recruited by Air Force.
Alex Borgs LB 6-2 215 Fr. Raesfeld, Germany (Dusseldorf)
Alex Borgs joins fellow native Germans Oliver Schober and Mark Nzeocha as members of the Wyoming Cowboy Football team. As a member of Team Germany, he was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2009 Junior World Football Championship played in Canton, Ohio. Borgs was also named the 2009 Team Germany Defensive MVP.
The son of Linda and Hermann Borgs, he has one older sister, Laura, and one younger sister, Theresa. Borgs was also recruited by Virginia.
Blair Burns CB 5-10 170 Fr. Plano, Texas (Plano)
Blair Burns was an Honorable Mention All-State and First Team All-District 5A selection as a cornerback at Plano High School. His senior year, he was credited with 56 tackles, intercepted six passes, had 16 pass breakups and returned one kickoff for a touchdown. He helped lead Plano to a 7-4 record and the first round of the state playoffs. His name was placed on the Plano Senior High Wall of Honor following his senior season for earning All-District Collin County honors in football. His junior season, Burns made 46 tackles, intercepted two passes and broke up 14 other passes. He earned Second Team All-District his junior season, as his team went 5-8 on the season. His sophomore year, he was part of a 10-2 team that advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. He played for head coach Jaydon McCullough at Plano Senior High.
The son of Paulette and Arthur Burns, he has one younger sister, Brandi. His dad played baseball at Mississippi Valley State. Burns was also recruited by Louisiana Monroe and Texas Tech.
Josh Doctson WR 6-4 185 Fr. Mansfield, Texas (Legacy)
Josh Doctson earned First Team All-District 5-5A honors as a wide receiver at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He caught 40 passes for 604 yards his senior season. He was voted a team captain and was selected his team's Most Valuable Player. Doctson also earned Academic All-District honors as a senior. He received a three-star rating from Rivals.com. Doctson lettered his sophomore, junior and senior years in both football and basketball.
The son of Tracy Syler-Jones, he has one older brother, Jeremiah. His mother ran track at American River College. Doctson was also recruited by Duke and Tulsa.
Zach Ewan LS 5-9 216 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon)
Zach Ewan was selected to the Arizona Republic's Class 5A First Team All-State defensive team as a long snapper his senior season at North Canyon High School in Phoenix. Ewan was also selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Football game on Jan. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla., which was televised live on ESPN. In addition to receiving All-State honors, he was an All-Region selection as a senior as a long snapper and defensive lineman. He recorded 89 tackles, 8.5 sacks and one blocked kick as a senior. He had 46 long snaps on special teams with no errors. His North Canyon team posted a 7-4 record and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs. As a junior, he was named Second Team All-State Class 5A as a long snapper. He was credited with 78 total tackles, 6.0 sacks and had 69 longsnaps with no errors. His sophomore season, he had 80 tackles, 10.0 sacks and made 79 long snaps on special teams with no errors, while earning Second Team All-Region as a defensive lineman. His team posted an 8-3 record his sophomore season and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs. For his career, he made 33 consecutive starts, and set his school's record for career sacks with 24.5. His high school coach was Brian Cole.
The son of Ananda Smith and Dave Ewan, he has one younger sister, Jordan. His dad played football at New Mexico Highlands. Ewan was also recruited by San Jose State, TCU and UCLA.
DeAndre Jones CB 6-0 180 Fr. Killeen, Texas (Harker Heights)
DeAndre Jones was a running back and defensive back at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas. His senior season, he rushed for 389 yards on 95 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns. He ranked No. 15 in rushing yards in District 12-5A for the 2010 season. Jones returned 10 kickoffs for 310 yards and one touchdown to rank No. 4 in kickoff returns in District 12-5A. His longest run from scrimmage was 59 yards, and his long kickoff return of the year went for 88 yards. He also added four receptions for 31 yards. His best individual rushing game of his senior seasoncame against A&M Consolidated as he carried the ball 21 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. In the season finale against Georgetown High, Jones also scored three touchdowns rushing as he accounted for 77 yards rushing on 26 carries. A multi-sport athlete at Harker Heights High, he lettered in football three years, lacrosse one year and track and field one. He played for head football coach Mike Mullins.
He is the son of Sonji Jones, and has one older sibling, Diarrio, and one younger, Isaiah. Jones was also recruited by Baylor, Colorado and UTEP.
Jake Jones OL 6-3 295 Fr. Lakewood, Colo. (Lakewood)
Jake Jones was named First Team All-State Class 5A by The Denver Post his senior season at Lakewood High School. Class 5A is the largest classification in Colorado. He also was named All-Conference both as an offensive and defensive linemen as a senior, and earned Honorable Mention Academic All-State. Jones was credited with 110 pancake blocks his senior year. He led Lakewood High to an 8-2 record and the first round of the state playoffs. A four-year letterwinner in football and track and field, his junior year he placed ninth at the state championships in the discus and 10th in the shotput. As a sophomore, he earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors, was named his team's Lineman of the Year and was an Honorable Mention Academic All-State selection. He played for head football coach Mark Robinson atLakewood High.
The son of Linda and Bill Jones, he has one older brother, Ransom, and one younger sister, Emily. Jones was also recruited by Air Force and Oregon State.
Rafe Kiely OL 6-3 298 Fr. Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North)
Rafe Kiely was named to the Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State squad for all classes as a senior. Kiely also earned All-Area and All-Conference honors in 2010, while leading his team to an 8-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs. His junior year, Kiely was part of a Wheaton North team that advanced to the quarterfinals of state after posting a 7-5 record. In track and field, he was his conference's shotput champion as a junior and placed 10th at the state championships. He played for head football coach Joe Wardynski.
The son of Maureen and Ralph Kiely, he is the eldest of four children. He has twin sisters, Ciara and Jessica, and a younger brother, John. Kiely was also recruited by Army, Kansas and Northern Illinois.
London Muse WR 5-11 185 Fr. Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles)
London Muse played his high school football at Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, where he caught 19 passes for 169 yards his senior season. Muse also ranked fifth on his team in tackles, being credited with 23 tackles from his linebacker position. His junior season, he caught 19 passes for 264 yards, while recording 77 tackles, intercepting two passes and forcing four fumbles. In addition to lettering three years in football, he also lettered three years in track and field and one in basketball.
He was also recruited by New Mexico, North Texas and Utah State.
Trey Norman WR 6-1 170 Fr. Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Evlau)
Trey Norman was named the District 15-3A Offensive MVP as a high school quarterback his senior year at Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas. He also earned All-Area Offensive honors. Norman is projected to play wide receiver for the Cowboys. He rushed for 830 yards, passed for 758 and had 125 yards in kickoff returns, while scoring 25 touchdowns as a senior. He led Liberty-Eylau to an 8-3 record in 2010 and the first round of the state playoffs. His junior season, Norman accounted for over 800 all-purpose yards and 11 TDs. A multi-sport athlete, Norman earned First Team All-District honors in basketball as a junior as part of a team that posted a 34-6 record and advanced to the regional finals. He also was a regional finalist in the 200-meter dash in track and field his junior year, and earned All-State honors in track. He played for head football coach Pat Brady. He joins former high school teammate and Wyoming sophomore cornerback Marqueston Huff on the Cowboy Football team.
The son of Sharon Mitchell and Therlow Norman, he has one sister, Sherell. Norman was also recruited by Kansasand Memphis.
Mark Nzeocha S 6-3 220 Fr. Neusitz, Germany (FOS Ansbach)
Mark Nzeocha joins fellow native Germans Alex Borgs and Oliver Schober on the Wyoming Cowboy Football team. Nzeocha played for the Franken Knights Youth Team in Germany. He was also a member of the German National Team that played in the 2009 Junior World Championship played in Canton, Ohio. Nzeocha was named to the All-Tournament team at the 2009 Junior World Championship.
The son of Antonie Petersen and Chris Nzeocha, he has one older brother, Steve, and two younger brothers, Paul and Eric. Nzeocha was also recruited by Virginia.
Adam Pittser QB 6-2 206 Fr. Richmond, Ill. (Richmond-Burton)
Adam Pittser is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the nation coming out of high school. Rivals.com also ranked Pittser No. 5 in the nation among high school quarterbacks in terms of arm strength, and ranked him as the No. 13 overall recruit at all positions in the state of Illinois. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 25 best quarterback in the nation in the 2011 recruiting class. Both Rivals.com and Scout.com rate Pittser as a three-star recruit. Pittser first gained national attention when he had an impressive showing at the ESPN RISE Elite 11 QB camp in the summer of 2010 where he was the runnerup for the camp's MVP award. He was named to the Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention All-State Team for all classifications his senior season at Richmond-Burton High School. Pittsercaptained his Richmond-Burton team to the quarterfinals of the 2010 Illinois Class 4A state playoffs. Richmond-Burton entered the playoffs with a perfect 9-0 record and was a No. 2 seed. They won their first two playoff games by 28 pointseach, before losing by one point in the quarterfinals to eventual state runnerup Rock Island Alleman. The Rockets ended the season with an 11-1 record. As a junior, Pittser led Richmond-Burton to the semifinals of the 4A state playoffs and a12-2 overall record. He played for head coach Pat Elder.
The son of Tammy and David Pittser, he has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Emily. Pittser was also recruited by Colorado, Wisconsin, Ball State and Western Michigan.
Chad Reese S 5-11 180 Fr. Tyler, Texas (Tyler Lee)
Chad Reese was named Honorable Mention All-State Class 5A by the Associated Press in 2010. He also was an All-District and All-East Texas selection. Reese was credited with 90 tackles, 12.0 tackles for losses, 2.0 sacks, eight pass breakups, three forced fumbles, three blocked field goals and one fumble recovery, which he returned for a touchdown. His junior year, he was named Second Team All-District 5A-11. He made 100 tackles, forced five fumbles, intercepted one pass, blocked one field goal and had 1.0 sack. His Tyler Lee High team posted a 7-5 record his junior season andadvanced to the third round of the state playoffs. He also lettered in basketball as a senior. He played for head football coach Mike Owens.
The son of Tina and Rolando Reese, he has one younger sister, Heavunli. His dad, Rolando, played football at the University of Tulsa. Reese was also recruited by Memphis, New Mexico, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
Kevin Robertson WR 6-4 210 Fr. Houston, Texas (Northland Christian)
Kevin Robertson was named to the Houston Top 100 by the Houston Chronicle -- a list of the Top 100 high school football recruits in the Houston metro area in 2010. Robertson was named to the TAPPS DII All-State First Team and the TAPPS DII All-District 4 First Team for private schools. He was also named the District MVP. He caught 69 passes for 1,498 yards and 25 receiving touchdowns his senior season. He also had four TDs rushing. As a linebacker on defense, Robertson was credited with 64 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and one pass breakup. He helped lead his Northland Christian team to an 8-5 record and the second round of the state playoffs. As a junior, Robertson earned First Team All-District, while catching 31 passes for 562 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 73 total tackles from his linebacker position, two interceptions and one forced fumble. A multi-talented athlete, he lettered in football four years, basketball two years and track and field four years. He playedfor head football coach David Nelson.
The son of Venee' and Kevin Robertson, he has two older siblings, Tavia Robertson-Gamboa and Blaire Robertson. He was also recruited by North Texas and TCU.
Dominic Rufran WR 6-0 185 Fr. Colorado Springs, Colo. (Palmer)
Dominic Rufran was selected to The Denver Post All-Colorado First Team for all classifications his senior year at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs. He also earned First Team All-State for Class 5A from The Post. Class 5A isthe largest classification in Colorado. Rufran accounted for 3,019 total yards his senior season, including 1,558 rushing yards and 831 receiving yards on 40 receptions. He also threw three TD passes. Rufran scored 19 touchdowns rushing,seven receiving and returned one kickoff for a touchdown. As a team captain, he led Palmer High to a 7-4 record and the second round of the 5A state playoffs. His junior year, he caught 59 passes for 1,057 and had 13 receiving TDs.He earned Honorable Mention All-State honors in football as a junior. An outstanding basketball player, as well, he helped lead his team to an 18-5 record and the second round of the state playoffs, while earning Honorable MentionAll-Conference honors. Rufran earned three letters in football, basketball and track and field at Palmer High. An outstanding student, Rufran achieved Academic All-State honors three years in high school and was Honorable MentionAcademic All-State the other year. He played for head football coach Rod Baker.
The son of Eowyn Suchan and Michael Rufran, he has two older siblings, Maria and Dominique, and two younger siblings, Amadeo and Adonis. Rufran was also recruited by Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Idaho and UCLA.
Brett Smith QB 6-3 195 Fr. Salem, Ore. (West Salem)
Brett Smith was named First Team All-State Class 6A by The Oregonian at the conclusion of his senior season at West Salem High School. Class 6A is the largest classification in the state of Oregon. He was also named the 2010 GatoradeOregon Football Player of the Year. Smith was ranked as the No. 8 best recruit in the state of Oregon at all positions by SuperPrep magazine and Scout.com. He graduated from high school in December 2010, and enrolled at the Universityof Wyoming in January 2011. His senior season, he completed 135 of 200 passes (67.5 percent) for 2,146 yards, 26 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He also rushed for 855 yards on 114 carries and scored 22 rushing TDs. His junior season, Smith completed 91 of 146 passes (62.3 percent) for 1,555 yards, 16 TDs and only two interceptions, while rushing for 756 yards on 95 carries and scoring 12 rushing touchdowns. He also started as a sophomore, throwing for 1,260 yards, eight TDs and eight interceptions, while completing 85 of 150 passes (56.7 percent). Smith rushed the ball 93 times for 703 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. As a freshman, he completed 8 of 13 passes for 103 yards, threw two TD passes and had four rushing attempts for 10 yards. His career numbers include: 319 of 509 passes (62.8percent) for 5,064 yards, 52 TDs, 15 interceptions, 306 rushing attempts for 2,324 yards and 44 rushing touchdowns. Among the school records he set include: career passing yards, career rushing yards, career scoring, career touchdownpasses and career rushing TDs. He played for head coach Shawn Stanley.
The son of Kimi and Kevin Smith, he has one older brother, Kyle, a younger brother, Cade, and a younger sister, Ellie. His dad played football at the University of Oregon. Smith was also recruited by New Mexico State, Oregon Stateand San Jose State.
Daniel Sullivan K 5-10 185 Fr. Snohomish, Wash. (Jackson)
Daniel Sullivan was selected by the Associated Press as the First Team All-State place-kicker for Class 4A his senior season -- Class 4A is the largest classification in the state of Washington. Sullivan converted 8 of 10 field goals and 43 of 44 point after touchdown attempts his senior season at Jackson High School. His long field goal on the season was 49 yards. In addition to earning All-State honors, he was also an All-Area and All-Conference selection. His junior season, he was part of a 10-1 team that advanced to the district finals of the state playoffs. He was a First Team All-WESCO league selection as a junior, making 6 of 9 field goals, including a long of 46 yards, and 52 of 54 PATs. He started as asophomore, earning Honorable Mention All-WESCO honors while converting 5 of 8 field goals and 40 of 42 PATs with a long field goal of 42 yards. Sullivan also lettered three years in soccer and was a team captain of his soccer team. He played for head football coach Joel Vincent.
The son of Palma and Bill Sullivan, he has two younger brothers, Markus and Christofer. His grandfather, Jerry Sullivan, played college football at Samford University in Georgia. He also had two uncles play college football at Auburn -- Joe Sullivan and 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan. Sullivan was also recruited by Air Force, Boise State and Washington.
Kody Sutton RB 5-8 190 Fr. Texarkana, Texas (Texas)
Kody Sutton was an Honorable Mention All-State Class 4A selection by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors in 2010. He also earned First Team All-District 13-4A and All-Area honors as a running back his senior season. Suttonrushed for 1,718 yards and scored 17 touchdowns his senior year. He was captain of his Texas High team that posted a 6-5 record and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs. As a junior, Sutton ran for 1,187 yards and scored 10touchdowns. His team made it to the second round of the state playoffs with an 8-3 record. Sutton became a starter his sophomore year, as he rushed for 861 yards and had 10 rushing touchdowns on an 8-2 team that advanced to the second round of the playoffs. He played for head coach Barry Norton.
The son of Andrewetta and Kirby Sutton Jr., he has one older brother, Korey, and one younger sister, Brianna. His brother, Korey, played football at the University of Arkansas. Sutton was also recruited by Arkansas State and Memphis.
Austin Trphagan OL 6-5 285 Fr. Yuma, Colo. (Yuma)
Austin Traphagan was named to The Denver Post All-Colorado First Team for all classifications his senior season despite playing in one of the state's smaller classifications, 1A. Traphagan also earned First Team All-State Class 1A fromThe Denver Post. He was a team captain his senior season on a Yuma team that posted a 6-4 record and made it to the first round of the state playoffs. His junior season, he earned Class 1A All-State honors from The Denver Post on ateam that went 13-0 and won the State Championship. Traphagan earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore as his Yuma High team posted a 10-2 record, advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs. He also lettered two years in basketball and four in track and field. A member of the National Honor Society, he was his chapter's vice president as a senior. Traphagan was his school's student council president as a senior and vice president as a junior. He has a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in high school. He played for head football coach Keith Gille.
The son of Cindy and Patrick Traphagan, he has an older sister, Jessica, and a younger sister, Tara. Traphagan was also recruited by Colorado State, Kansas State and Utah.
Eddie Yarbrough DE 6-3 265 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)
Eddie Yarbrough was one of the select individuals in the state of Colorado to be named to The Denver Post All-Colorado All-State First Team for all classifications in 2010. The Denver Post also named Yarbrough to the First Team All-State squad in Class 5A, the largest classification in Colorado. Rivals.com ranked Yarbrough as the 31st best outside linebacker in the nation with a three-star rating. Rivals also ranked Yarbrough as the No. 6 overall recruit in the state of Colorado at all positions, and the No. 2 ranked linebacker in the state of Colorado. Yarbrough played linebacker in high school, but is projected as a defensive end in college and has already begun to add weight to move to defensive end. He currently weights in at 265 pounds. He helped lead Grandview to an 8-5 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs his senior season. As a junior, Yarbrough was an Honorable Mention All-State selection by The Post, and his Grandview team posted a 6-5 record, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs. Yarbrough earned four letters in football and lettered two years in track and field. During high school, he was named an Aurora Scholar Athlete. He played for head coach John Schultz at Grandview High.
The son of Dana and Eddie Yarbrough, he has two sisters, Erica and Amanda. His father played football at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and his uncle, Raymond Jackson, played football at Colorado State. Yarbrough was also recruited by ArizonaState, Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana and Kansas State.
Junior College Signees
2011 Football Signees
(Alphabetical, As of Feb. 2, 2010)
Junior College Signees
Luke Anderson S 5-10 195 Jr. Southlake, Texas (Blinn CC, Texas)
Luke Anderson is originally from Southlake, Texas. Anderson played at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. His Blinn College team ended the 2010 season ranked No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll. Blinn entered the 2010 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl ranked No. 16 in the nation, but went on to upset then No. 4 ranked Arizona Western College by a score of 31-27. Anderson was named Honorable Mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC) as a sophomore. At the conclusion of the regular season, Anderson ranked among the league leaders in three defensive categories. He ranked No. 14 in tackles in the SWJCFC with 56, tied for No. 4 in passes defended with seven and tied for No. 8 in interceptions with two. Blinn Community College finished the 2010 season in second place in the SWJCFC behind National Champion Navarro College. Blinn posted an 8-3 overall record and a 4-2 conference mark. He played for head coach Brad Franchoine at Blinn Community College. Anderson played his high school football at Carroll High School where in three seasons his teams posted a combined record of 44-2and won two 5A State Championships. His sophomore and junior seasons, Carroll went 16-0 each year and won backto-back state titles. His senior season, he earned All-District honors, was named to the Dallas-Fort Worth Super Teamand helped lead Carroll to a 12-2 record and the third round of the state playoffs. He had 116 tackles his senior season with three interceptions, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. As a junior, Anderson was credited with 110 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The son of Michelle and James Anderson, he has two younger brothers, Jake and Bo. He was also recruited by Colorado State and Texas Tech.
Korey Jones LB 6-2 225 Jr. Fort Collins, Colo. (Garden City CC, Kan.)
Korey Jones is originally from Fort Collins, Colo. He was one of the leading tacklers in the nation at Garden CityCommunity College in Garden City, Kan. Jones ranked No. 10 in the nation in tackles with 108, including 57 solotackles and 51 assists. He also recorded 4.0 sacks for 26 yards and had one fumble recovery. He was named HonorableMention All-Conference as a sophomore in 2010. Garden City was also one of the nation's best defensive units in juniorcollege football this season. The Broncbusters ranked No. 9 in the nation in total defense (allowing only 214. 8 yards pergame), were No. 11 in pass defense (131.5 yards per game) and ranked No. 13 in rushing defense (83.3 yards per game).Garden City finished the 2010 season with a 3-6 overall record and a 2-5 record in the Kansas Jayhawk CommunityCollege Conference, placing seventh. Jones played his high school football at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collinswhere he played for former Wyoming Cowboy Mark Brook.
The son of Lynelle Diede and Kim Jones, his father played football at Colorado State. Jones was also recruited byColorado State.
Miraldo Michel DE 6-3 286 Jr. Fort Lauderdale, Colo. (Ellsworth CC, Iowa)
Miraldo Michel grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He played his junior-college football at Ellsworth Community Collegein Iowa Falls, Iowa. The Ellsworth Panthers concluded the 2010 season ranked No. 14 in the final NJCAA national poll.Michel recorded 40 total tackles, including 16 solos and 24 assists from his defensive end position. He also had 4.0sacks, 8.5 tackles for losses, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal. Ellsworth captured TheGraphic Edge Bowl to end the season with a 34-20 win over Lackawanna College of Pennsylvania. Ellsworth posted an8-3 overall record and a 5-2 conference mark in the Midwest Football Conference West Division. They placed second toconference champion Iowa Western, which finished the season ranked three spots ahead of Ellsworth at No. 11 in thenation. Michel played his high school football at Piper High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was a high schoolteammate of current Wyoming wide receiver Jonathan Aiken.
Zach Rushing OL 6-3 295 Jr. Woolmarket, Miss. (Gulf Coast CC, Miss.)
Zach Rushing is originally from Woolmarket, Miss. Rushing helped lead Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Collegeto a No. 3 national ranking in the final NJCAA poll. His junior-college team defeated Grand Rapids Community Collegeof Michigan, 62-53, to win the Mississippi Bowl. The Bulldogs won their third conference championship in the last fouryears as members of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC). Mississippi Gulf Coastposted a 10-2 overall record in 2010. Rushing played on an offensive unit that ranked No. 2 in the nation in totaloffense (accounting for 455.9 yards per game), No. 4 in the nation in rushing offense (245.1 yards per game) and No. 19in passing offense (210.8 yards per game). Rushing played his high school football at D'Iberville High.