Complete Signing Day Coverage:
The University of New Mexico football program will announce its 2013 class of prospective student athletes beginning Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., MT. UNM will provide complete coverage of Signing Day via Facebook and Twitter throughout the day as head coach Bob Davie and his staff welcome their second recruiting class to the Lobo Nation.
UNM will announce the name of each recruit on Signing Day Central, Facebook (NewMexicoLobos) and Twitter (@UNMLOBOS), along with video highlights and a short bio of each signee.
The Signing Day Central Page will compile and build the complete list of recruits throughout the day. Coach Davie's 3 p.m. news conference and a video recapping the day’s events will also be available later on New Mexico Football's Signing Day Central.
We encourage all fans to wake up with the 2013 Lobo Football recruiting class Wednesday morning!
2013 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO FOOTBALL SIGNEES:
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Class||Hometown (Last School)||Highlights|
|Ricky Bennett||DB||6-1||205||Fr-HS||Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville HS)||Watch|
|Jadon Boatright||DB||5-10||170||Fr-HS||Liberty Hill, Texas (Liberty Hill HS)||Watch|
|Brett Bowers||DE||6-3||265||Jr-TR||Ukiah, Calif. (Mendocino College)||Watch|
|Isaiah Brown||CB||5-11||175||Fr-HS||Katy, Texas (Katy HS)||Watch|
|Markel Byrd||Ath||6-0||180||Fr-HS||San Diego, Calif. (Horizon Christian Academy)||Watch|
|Kimmie Carson||LB||6-1||210||Fr-HS||Tulsa, Okla. (East Central HS)||Watch|
|Dakota Cox||LB||6-0||230||Fr-HS||Draper, Utah (Juan Diego Catholic HS) ||Watch|
|Nik D'Avanzo||DL||6-3||295||Fr-HS||Baltimore, Md. (Archbishop Curley HS)||Watch|
|Dameon Gamblin||WR||5-10||160||Fr-HS||Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite HS)||Watch|
|Teriyon Gipson||Ath||5-9||165||Fr-HS||Dallas, Texas (Kimball HS)||Watch|
|David Guthrie||DB||5-10||198||Jr-TR||Winston, Ore. (College of the Siskiyous)||Watch|
|Reno Henderson||OL||6-4||260||So-TR||Ocala, Fla. (New Mexico Military Institute)||Watch|
|Lamar Jordan||QB||5-11||180||Fr-HS||Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS)||Watch|
|Romell Jordan||Ath||5-9||170||Fr-HS||Rio Rancho, N.M. (Cleveland HS)||Watch|
|Jalyn Judkins||WR||6-3||210||Fr-HS||Angleton, Texas (Angleton HS)||Watch|
|Caleb Kimbro||QB||6-0||185||Fr-HS||Buda, Texas (Hays HS)||Watch|
|Sam Mabany||DE||6-6||250||Fr-HS||Denver, Colo. (Denver South HS)||Watch|
|Clayton Mitchem||QB||6-1||180||Jr-HS||Fort Smith, Ark. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College)||Watch|
|Solomon Normore||OL||6-4||310||Jr-Tr||Wichita, Kan. (Hutchinson Community College)||Watch|
|Bijon Parker||CB||6-0||165||Fr-HS||Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax HS)||Watch|
|Trevon Roy||LB||6-1||200||Fr-HS||Dallas, Texas (Pinkston HS)||Watch|
|Draven Taylor||OL||6-2||300||Fr-HS||Dallas, Texas (Adamson HS)||Watch|
|William Udeh||DE||6-1||249||Fr-HS||Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS)||Watch|
|Donnie White||DE||6-2||230||Fr-HS||St. Louis, Mo. (De Smet HS)||Watch|
Where They're Coming From:
DB | 6-1 |205 | Fr-HS | Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville High School)
A three- year letter-winner who played on both sides of the ball for coach Shane Martin ... was the Hornets' leading tackler and named the District 18-4A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... rushed 21 times for 203 yards and caught 12 passes for 230 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns (13 rushing, two receiving) on offense ... added a 42-yard punt return for a score ... notched 72 tackles out of the secondary and intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown ... Huntsville went 7-4 in 2012 and advanced to the Texas State 4A Division II playoffs ... was named second-team All-District at cornerback during his junior season after recording 65 tackles and two interceptions ... earned honorable mention All-District at both wide receiver and corner as a sophomore.
Born Oct. 21, 1994 ... mother is Roshanda Elder.
DB | 5-10 | 170 | Fr-HS | Liberty Hill, Texas (Liberty Hill High School)
A three-year starter, 2012 honorable mention All-State and first-team All-Central Texas honoree for the Panthers and coach Jerry Vance ... recorded 31 tackles (25 solos), two tackles for loss, five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and four pass breakups as a senior ... also had 23 carries for 331 yards and four TDs on offense, 17 kick returns for 673 yards (an average of 39.6 yards per return and four TDs), 12 punt returns for 151 yards (12.6 yards per return) and one TD ... played kicker with 17 extra points and one field goal ... earned first-team All-District 8-3A honors as a defensive back and as a special teams performer... also earned first-team All-District honors on defense and special teams as a junior in 2011 ... finished with 32 tackles (22 solos), two tackles for loss, two interceptions and six pass breakups ... kicked 32 PATs and three field goals, had seven kickoff returns for 248 yards (a 35.4-yard average) and two TDs and two punt returns for 43 yards (a 21.5-yard average) on special teams ... earned second-team All-District defensive honors as a sophomore in 2010 ... collected 29 tackles (23 solos) with three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups ... also competed in track and field for Liberty Hill ... finished third in the Texas State 3A championship meet in the triple jump as a junior with a 47-1 mark ... finished second in regionals in the triple jump and was district champion and regional qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump as a junior ... qualified for regionals in the triple jump as a sophomore ... currently a starter for the No. 13-ranked boys basketball team, averaging five steals per game. PERSONAL:
Born April 21, 1995 ... parents are Melissa and Randy Boatright.
DE | 6-3 | 265 | Jr-TR | Ukiah, Calif. (Mendocino College)
An All-Bay Valley Conference selection for Mendocino in 2012 ... recorded 44 tackles; more than half (23) were tackles for loss ... also had an extraordinary 16.5 sacks ... forced three fumbles and blocked a kick as well in 2012 ... had seven tackles and 4.5 sacks vs. Hartnell College on Sept. 15 ... Mendocino finished second in the Bay Valley Conference with 27 sacks overall ... redshirted in 2011 because of a high-ankle sprain ... had 30 tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in 2010 for the Eagles ... a mid-semester enrollee who will have two years of eligibility.
A first-team All-North Bay League selection as an offensive lineman for Ukiah HS in 2009 ... had 41 tackles with 25 solos, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble his senior year ... a four-year letterman in football and track and field, Bowers finished second in both the shot put and the discus at the 2009 North Bay League Track and Field Championships in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Born April 14, 1992 in Ukiah, Calif. ... parents are Suzanne Carroll and Bryan Bowers.
CB | 5-11 | 175 | Fr-HS | Katy, Texas (Katy High School)
A Class 5A first-team All-State selection for the Tigers and coach Gary Joseph ... recorded 10 interceptions in 2012, one short of the school record ... had 213 yards on interception returns and took back four for touchdowns ... finished the season with 47 tackles (42 solos), 12 pass breakups, 10 interceptions and two fumble recovers ... also returned 13 punts for 209 yards (an average of 16.1 yards per return) ... had nine kickoff returns for 234 yards (a 26.0-yard average per return) ... also earned first-team All-District 19-5A honors ... Katy won the Class 5A Division II state championship with a 35-24 victory over Cedar Hill ... Katy coach Joseph was named the American Football Monthly's National High School Coach of the Year ... Brown earned second-team All-District 19-5A honors as a junior in 2011 as Katy finished with a 12-1 record ... finished his high school career with 94 tackles (79 unassisted), four tackles for loss, 13 interceptions, 22 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... rated the No. 191 recruit in the state of Texas by 247sports.com ... also participates in track and field for the Tigers.
Born June 7, 1995 ... parents are Jennifer and Bobby Brown.
Ath | 6-0 | 180 | Fr-HS | San Diego, Calif. (Horizon Christian Academy)
Played three years for head coach Chris Johnson and the Panthers on both sides of the ball ... was named Coastal League Most Valuable Player in 2012 as well as MaxPreps first-team California Division IV All-State as an all-purpose back ... as a senior threw for 1,932 yards and 25 TDs ... added 417 yards on 82 carries (a 5.1-yard average) and 11 TDs on the ground ... as a cornerback recorded 40 tackles (37 solos), intercepted five passes and broke up six more ... averaged 18.6 yards per punt return and 19.4 yards per kick return ... also served as the team's punter and averaged 40.7 yards per kick ... as a junior threw for 1,487 yards and averaged 15.8 yards per completion ... passed for 18 TDs and added three more on the ground ... named second-team All -Coastal League at cornerback ... as a sophomore in 2010 was first-team All-Coastal League at QB after throwing for 2,455 yards and 21 TDs while averaging 18.6 yards per completion and rushing for 430 yards and nine TDs ... also intercepted six passes and scored two TDs on defense.
Born March 23, 1995 ... mother is Stephanie Threadgill.
LB | 6-1 | 210 | Fr-HS | Tulsa, Okla. (East Central High School)
A Tulsa World All-State first-team selection as a senior playing for the Cardinals and head coach Bobby Klinck ... named the co-Defensive Player of the Year in District 4-5A with 130 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions ... saw action at tight end as well ... East Central finished 2012 with a 9-5 record and advanced to the Class 5A state championship game ... made 108 tackles as a junior with two interceptions, a sack, and a fumble recovery ... the Cardinals went 10-2 in 2011 and advanced to the second round of the 5A state playoffs ... scored a touchdown and recovered two fumbles as a sophomore in 2010 as the Cardinals went 11-2 and advanced to the 5A state championship game ... rated as the No. 17 recruit in Oklahoma by 247sports.com.
Born April 25, 1994 ... parents are Karen Fletcher and Kimmie Carson Sr.
LB | 6-0 | 230 | Fr-HS | Draper, Utah (Juan Diego Catholic High School)
Named first-team All-State as a senior by both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune ... compiled 147 tackles and four sacks on defense and 446 total yards and eight touchdowns in only 26 touches on offense for the Soaring Eagles and head coach John Colosimo ... a USA Today All-Utah Football team member ... team captain as a senior ... named Region 10 MVP and first-team All-State after junior year in 2011 ... had 92 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and five offensive touchdowns as a junior ... two-time state champion, four-year letterman, and four-time region champion ... finished his career with 286 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions on defense ... 32 receptions for 605 yards and 10 TDs, and 19 carries for 164 yards and two TDs on offense ... honor-roll student every semester in high school, finishing with a 3.92 GPA ... also played varsity ice hockey (2009, 2010) and ran track (2011, 2012) ... member of the National Honor Society.
Born Nov. 5, 1994, to Gretchen and Tom Cox.
DL | 6-3 | 295 | Fr-HS | Baltimore, Md. (Archbishop Curley High School)
A 2012 consensus All-State selection on the defensive line for the Friars and coach Sean Murphy ... had 58 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and one blocked punt for Curley in 2012 ... on offense, he played fullback and had 114 carries for 664 yards and 10 TDs, and he had two receptions for 38 yards ... also named a first-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Conference defensive line selection, a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection ... selected to and started in the Crab Bowl (Maryland High School all-star football game) ... nominated to play in the Big 33 Game (featuring all-stars from Maryland against all-stars from Pennsylvania) in the summer of 2013, with NFL Network broadcasting the game ... Curley went 8-3 and reached the MIAA state championship semifinals in 2012 ... in 2011, he had 81 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery as the Friars were the regular-season conference champions with a 7-4 record and made it to the MIAA semis ... earned MIAA All-Conference honors, and was named to the Baltimore Touchdown Club "Super 22" Team ... also rushed 43 times on offense for 271 yards and three scores ... finished with 53 tackles in 2010, along with three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Curley was regular-season conference champions with a 9-3 record and advanced to the MIAA Championship game ... played defensive end, defensive tackle, running back, fullback, H-back and tight end during his career for the Friars ... rated as the No. 41 prospect in Maryland and the No. 101 defensive line prospect in the country by 247sports.com ... clocked with a 4.9-second time in the 40-yard dash.
Born Oct. 13, 1995 ... parents are Kimberly and Rodney D'Avanzo.
WR | 5-10 | 160 | Fr-HS | Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite High School)
An honorable-mention All-District 11-5A for the Skeeters and coach Robbie Robinson ... had 48 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 ... Mesquite finished 11-1 and advanced to the Texas 5A Region II Area finals ... had career highs with nine receptions, 156 yards and two TDs against Arlington Bowie during the second week of the '12 season ... led the team in receptions in both its playoff games in 2012, finishing with five catches for 77 yards vs. Sachse High School in the Bi-District round and seven catches for 82 yards vs. Allen High School in the Area finals ... as a junior in 2011, recorded 35 receptions for 341 yards with two TDs ... had a season-high eight receptions for 79 yards and one TD vs. Belton on Nov. 11, 2011 ... named second-team All-District ... Mesquite finished 7-6 in 2011 ... clocked at a 4.48-second time in the 40-yard dash, according to Scout.com ... also a two-year letter winner on the Mesquite boys basketball team.
Born March 15, 1995 ... mother is Tanya Berry.
Ath | 5-9 | 165 | Fr-HS | Dallas, Texas (Kimball High School)
The Texas Class 11-4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 for the Knights and coach Carlton Nelson ... ran for 1,720 yards and 21 touchdowns on 207 attempts ... also had 246 receiving yards and two scores ... named honorable mention All-State in Texas ... Kimball went 9-3 in 2012 and advanced to the Texas Division I area round of the playoffs - the third straight season the Knights finished 9-3 and made it to the area round ... rushed for 933 yards and 13 TDs on 108 attempts as a junior in 2011 ... All-District 11-4A selection ... had 1,166 yards on a 141 carries with 14 TDs as a sophomore in 2010 ... also caught 14 passes for 189 yards and one TD that season ... an All-District selection ... finished with more than 3,700 rushing yards during his high school career ... ranked as the No. 98 Dallas area recruit by the Dallas Morning News ... brother Tashaun Gipson was a four-year starter at the University of Wyoming (2008-11) and is a safety for the Cleveland Browns ... brother Marcell (2006-10) was a three-year starter at Wyoming and participated in the Minnesota Vikings training camp in the fall of 2012.
Born Jan. 19, 1995 ... parents are Kimberly and Michael Gipson.
DB | 5-10 | 198 | Jr-TR | Winston, Ore. (College of the Siskiyous)
A two-year starter for coach Charlie Roche, Guthrie was a Region II first-team All-California Community College and a first-team Mid-Empire All-Conference selection in 2012 ... had 53 tackles last season with a team-high five interceptions ... also had three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and three pass breakups ... Siskiyous went 10-1 in 2012, winning the conference and beating Chabot College 47-18 in the Top of the State Bowl...had an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown in that game ... was rated the No. 12 junior college safety prospect in the country, according to 247sports.com ... a mid-semester enrollee who will have two years of eligibility.
An Oregon Class 4A first-team All-State wide receiver and defensive back for Douglas High School during his senior season in 2010 ... had 68 receptions for 1,083 yards and 16 TDs as a receiver and 70 tackles as a DB for Douglas coach Joe Polamalu - cousin of current Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu - during his senior year ... also served as the team's punter, averaging 37.5 yards on 28 attempts ... averaged 12.2 yards on 24 punt returns and 17.9 yards on 13 kickoff returns ... Douglas went 11-3 in 2010 and advanced to the Class 4A state championship game ... as a junior in 2011, Guthrie recorded 34 catches for 645 yards and scored 11 TDs ... also converted 17 extra points and a field-goal attempt ... Douglas finished the 2011 season with a 10-1 mark.
Born April 29, 1993 ... mother's name is Rhonda Fuller.
OL | 6-4 | 260 | So-TR | Ocala, Fla. (New Mexico Military Institute)
Started 10 games at left tackle for New Mexico Military Institute in 2012 ... helped the Broncos average 36.9 points and 386.8 yards per game. NMMI finished with a 6-5 record in '12. ... will have three years of eligibility at UNM. HIGH SCHOOL:
A member of the Class 3A first-team All-State and first-team All-County as a senior offensive guard at Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla ... The Knights finished 7-4 and made the Class 3A playoffs ... Vanguard went 10-3 in 2010 during Henderson’s junior year and advanced to the 3A regional finals ... a member of the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 high school recruits in 2011 and made Tom Lemming’s Top 25 High School Guards and Centers in '11 as well.
Born Sept. 12, 1992 ... mother is Trina Wiley.
QB | 5-11 | 180 | Fr-HS | Frisco, Texas (Centennial High School)
The 2012 Collin County Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Collin County selection for the Titans and coach Mark Howard ... guided the Titans to a 24-3 record during his two years as a starting quarterback ... completed 205 of 351 passes (58.4 percent) for 2,697 yards with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions ... also ran the ball 137 times for 577 yards and nine TDs ... named the District 9-4A Offensive MVP, first-team All-District 9-4A and second-team All-Region ... Centennial was 12-2 in 2012 and advanced to the regional semifinals of the Class 4A state championship playoffs ... led Centennial to a 12-1 record in 2011 and a 4A regional semifinals berth ... completed 180 of 323 passes (55.7 percent) for 2,422 yards with 24 TDs and nine interceptions ... also had 131 carries for 920 yards and 11 TDs ... earned District 9-4A Offensive MVP and first-team All-District 9-4A honors ... a two-year member of the District 9-4A All-Academic Team (2011, 2012).
Born Oct. 2, 1994 ... parents are Sharon and Lamar Jordan Sr.
Ath | 5-9 | 170 | Fr-HS | Rio Rancho, N.M. (Cleveland High School)
A 2012 first-team All-State selection and District 1-5A Player of the year for the Storm and coach Heath Ridenour ... rushed for 1,649 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2012 and caught passes for 291 yards and four TDs to also earn first-team all-district and all-metro honors ... averaged 203.7 all-purpose yards ... a finalist for New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year and a North-South All-Star Game participant ... Cleveland finished 6-5 and advanced to the Class 5A playoffs ... rushed for 1,131 yards and recorded 649 receiving yards as a junior, scoring a total of 23 TDs ... first-team All-State and All-District RB in 2011 ... Cleveland went 15-0 and won the 5A state championship ... teammate of current Lobos Cole Gautsche and Reece White ... also was the 2012 New Mexico 5A 100-yard meter champion and member of the 400- and 800-meter relay state championship teams ... named the Student-Athlete of the Year at Cleveland and was on the All-District and All-Metro Academic teams.
Born June 20, 1995 ... parents are Carla and Arlan Swihart.
WR | 6-3 | 210 | Fr-HS | Angleton, Texas (Angleton High School)
A first-team All-District 23-4A selection at wide receiver for the Wildcats and coach Ryan Roark ... finished the season with 42 receptions for 758 yards and eight TDs ... also nominated for the 2013 Texas High School Coaches Association High School All-Star Game at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas ... earned THSCA Academic All-State honors ... Angleton went 10-3 in 2012 and advanced to the Class 4A Region III semifinals ... had 13 catches for 194 yards and one TD for Manvel High School as a junior in 2011 ... Manvel finished 15-1 and advanced to the 4A Region II championship game ... ranked as the No. 259 recruit in the state of Texas, according to 247sports.com ... noted for his athleticism at wide receiver at the Football University Camp in Houston in February of 2012.
Born Oct. 1, 1994 ... parents are Diane and Grayln Judkins.
QB | 6-0 | 185 | Fr-HS | Buda, Texas (Hays HS)
The Texas District 27-4A MVP in 2012 ... led the Rebels and coach Blake Feldt to their second consecutive District 27-4A championship ... completed 144 of 224 passes (64.3 percent) for 1,945 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions ... also rushed for 1,095 yards on 139 carries with 16 touchdowns ... had a career-high 195 rushing yards and two TDs, passed for 218 yards and two TDs and caught a pass for a two-point conversion in Hays' area round playoff game against Leander on Nov. 24 ... threw for 281 yards and five TDs in Hays' 60-7 win over San Antonio Highlands in the first round of the 4A playoffs on Nov. 16 ... also started as the team's punter from 2010-12 ... Hays finished with a 10-2 record in 2012 and advanced to the Texas Class 4A area finals ... threw for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns (155 of 252 for 61.5 percent) and ran for 933 yards and 10 TDs on 158 carries his junior season, earning first-team All-District honors in 2011 ... Hays finished 8-4 and advanced to the Texas 4A area round playoffs ... rushed and passed for nearly 1,000 yards with seven TD passes and six rushing TDs as a sophomore ... had 7,154 yards of total offense and 81 TDs during his high school career ... ranks as the school's all-time leader in total offense ... led Hays to back-to-back district titles for the first time in school history ... holds 14 school records, including: passing yards in a season and career; total offense in a season and career; TD passes in a season and career ... a three-year starter in basketball, earning all-district honors three times ... ranks in the top 20 in his class academically.
Born Nov. 22, 1993 ... parents are Cary and John Kimbro.
DE | 6-6 | 250 | Fr-HS | Denver, Colo. (Denver South High School)
A first-team All-Plains League selection in 2012 for the Rebels and coach Tony Lindsay ... collected 47 tackles (25 solos) with seven tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked punts and one fumble recovery ... also earned honorable mention Class 4A All-State honors ... named Defensive Player of the Game vs. Montbello on Sept. 21, 2012 when he had six tackles and two tackles for loss ... Denver South went 12-2 in 2012, won the Plains League title and advanced to the 4A state championship game ... it was the first time a Denver city team played for the state championship in 20 years ... a member of the All-Denver Prep League Team in 2011 ... had 48 tackles with 25 solos, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Denver South went 6-4 in 2011 ... the No. 12-rated player in Colorado by 247sports.com ... also a member of the school's track and field team, competing in the shot put and discus ... finished second in the Colorado State High School Meet with a distance of 51-4.
Born Feb. 28, 1994 ... mother is Mary Majok.
QB | 6-1 | 180 | Jr-TR | Fort Smith, Ark. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College)
A heralded junior college transfer who has enrolled in January, 2013 and will participate in spring practice ... the Southwestern Junior College Football Conference Player of the Year in 2012 for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College ... threw for school records of 2,435 yards and 27 touchdowns ... completed 165-of-283 passes (58.3 percent) in leading the 9-3 Golden Norsemen to an appearance in the Citizens Bank Bowl ... also ran for 728 yards with 13 TDs in '12 ... will have two years of eligibility at New Mexico.
The Class 3A All-State East quarterback in 2010 for Spiro High School in Oklahoma ... threw for 2,125 yards with 22 TDs and just three interceptions, and ran for 1,108 yards and 22 more TDs during his senior year at Spiro in 2010 ... Spiro finished 11-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 3A state playoffs ... a 2010 Vype Magazine first-team Three Rivers Football Team honoree ... in 2009, completed 53-of-124 passes for 604 yards with five TDs and two interceptions ... also ran for 305 yards and six TDs on 90 carries ... lettered three years in football and basketball.
Born Feb. 4, 1993 ... son of Stephanie and Newt Mitchem.
OL | 6-4 | 310 | Jr-Tr | Wichita, Kan. (Hutchinson Community College)
2012 second-team All-Kansas Junior Community College Conference at offensive tackle for the Blue Dragons and coach Rion Rhoades ... blocked for running back Terrell Lane, who set a school record with 1,632 rushing yards and 15 TDs on 254 carries, averaging 136.0 yards per game ... quarterback Luke Barnes also set a school record with 3,256 passing yards and threw 36 TDs ... the Blue Dragons went 9-3 in 2012, finished as runner-up in the Jayhawk Conference, advanced to the Region VI championship game and defeated Iowa Central 41-21 in the Salt Lake Bowl ... Hutchinson's offense averaged 45.2 points and 498.2 yards per game ... saw limited action in 2011 as the Blue Dragons also went 9-3, averaging 450.8 yards on offense and 50.1 points per game ... will have two years of eligibility.
An honorable mention All-Greater Wichita City selection in 2010 for East High School in Wichita, Kan. ... a three-year starter for the Aces ... finished ninth in the discus at the Kansas State High School Track and Field Regionals in 2011 ... best distance was 136 feet, 9 inches.
Born Feb. 25, 1993 ... parents are Sharon and David Normore.
CB | 6-0 | 165 | FR-HS | Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax High School)
An All-California Interscholastic Federation Division I All-City first-team selection and All-Western League first-teamer in 2012 at cornerback for the Lions and coach Shane Cox ... finished with 20 tackles and four interceptions for Fairfax ... also played wide receiver for the Lions, totaling 19 catches for 208 yards and three touchdowns ... six kickoff returns for an average of 30 yards per return with a long of 65, and eight punt returns for 54 yards (an average of 6.8 yards per return) ... Fairfax finished 6-5 and advanced to the CIF Los Angeles City Section playoffs ... As a junior in 2011, he recorded 29 catches for 378 yards and three TDs, playing primarily on offense ... Fairfax again had a 6-5 record and reached the Los Angeles City Section playoffs ... ranked the No. 210 recruit in the state of California by 247sports.com ... had a 3.5 grade-point average in high school ... the Los Angeles Sentinel Student-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 24, 2012 ... named the overall camp most valuable player at the National Underclassmen Combine 5 Star Showcase in Los Angeles in August of 2012 ... also ran varsity track and field for Fairfax ... competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 relay.
Born March 1, 1995 ... parents are Sharon Dillard and Bill Parker.
LB | 6-1 | 200 | Fr-HS | Dallas, Texas (Pinkston High School)
A second-team All-District 11-4A on offense and defense in 2012 for the Vikings and coach Gerald Jones ... finished the season with 60 tackles, eight passes batted down, eight tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense as a defensive end ... had 22 receptions for 389 yards with two touchdowns and nine carries for 110 yards and another score on offense ... returned one kick for a touchdown for Pinkston ... in 2011, rushed 35 times for 319 yards and four TDs, completed 3 of 8 passes for 12 yards and had 16 receptions for 300 yards ... on defense, he played strong safety and finished with 35 tackles, three for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery... a two-year starter for both the football and basketball teams ... a 2011 first-team All-District 4A selection at forward, averaging 11.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game ... attended the same high school as current Lobo defensive lineman Paytron Hightower ... cousin of former Lobo football player Andre McQueen.
Born Nov. 4, 1994 ... mother is Audrey Roy.
OL | 6-2 | 300 | FR-HS | Dallas, Texas (Adamson High School)
An All-District 11-4A selection in Texas at offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Leopards and coach Josh Ragsdale ... a member of the 2012 All-North Texas Team ... an honorable mention All-State 4A selection ... recognized as a second-team all-state selection by TheOldCoach.com ... TexasHSFootball.com 4A All-Region II first team on offense ... Adamson went 6-5 and advanced to the 4A Division I playoffs in 2012... the Leopards ran a Wing T attack and averaged 252 rushing yards per game ... 2011 All-District selection on offense ... 2010 All-District second-team offense ... started as a freshman and played every game during his four years ... is the first Adamson player to be a starter on two playoff teams since 1926 ... a volunteer for the Special Olympics and a guide in the Adamson Mentoring Program that helps freshmen transition into high school ... has a 3.35 grade-point average and is ranked in the top 15th percentile in his class.
Born July 17, 1994 ... mother is Mary Taylor.
DE | 6-1 | 249 | Fr-HS | Coppell, Texas (Coppell High School)
A three-year letter-winner who was a team captain for the Cowboys and coach Joe McBride ... a three-time all-district selection ... honorable mention All-State and runner-up Dallas Metroplex Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Coppell finished 11-1, won District 5-5A and advanced to the 5A Division I area round ... a second-team All-District 7-5A selection as a junior in 2011 as Coppell finished 6-4 ... a 7-5A first-team defensive selection for the Cowboys as a sophomore in 2010 ... Coppell finished 13-1 in 2010 and advanced to the 5A Division I quarterfinals ... finished his career with 192 total tackles (106 solo, 86 assist), including 30 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks ... forced five fumbles, recovered three fumbles, and batted down four passes as well ... also a member of Coppell HS's Leadership Council ... the No. 221 rated prospect by 247sports.com.
Born Jan. 26, 1995 ... parents are Winston and Clara Udeh.
DE | 6-2 | 230 | Fr-HS | St. Louis, Mo. (De Smet High School)
A first-team Metro Catholic All-Conference and second-team Class 6 All-State selection in 2012 for the Spartans and coach Pat Mahoney ... finished the season with 62 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and a Metro Catholic-leading 14 sacks ... also earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro third-team honors and was a member of the Post-Dispatch Super 30 recruits (checking in at No. 13) ... rated the No. 18 prospect in the state of Missouri by 247sports.com ... De Smet finished with a 9-4 record and won three games in the Missouri Class 6 playoffs, advancing to the semifinals ... as a junior in 2011, he had 25 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries ... earned second-team Metro Catholic All-Conference honors ... De Smet went 9-3 in 2011 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 6 state championship playoff.
Born March 17, 1995 ... parents are Sonya Brooks-White and Donnie White, Sr.