GoLobos.com 2010 Lobo Football Signing Day Blog
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/03/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 3, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- It's a great morning in Lobo Nation! 2010 National Football Signing Day is one of the biggest days in college football. Stay posted to GoLobos.com for live updates as signees start rolling in. The fax machines have been buzzing this morning and an excitement surrounds the UNM football offices. Coach Mike Locksley arrived just before 5 a.m. this morning and has been waiting for those NLIs.

Good morning Lobo football fans! Chris Deal here, I'm one of the media relations contact for the UNM football team, along with Alfredo Moreno and Dave Lepre, and I'll be doing my best to keep you updated with signing day news and notes as it happens throughout the day on our second annual signing day blog on GoLobos.com.

If you have any questions during the day, feel free to email me at cdeal@unm.edu and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

Hope you're ready for an exciting and historic day for this program. This is Mike Locksley's second signing class as a head coach and a key squad in the renovation process.

2:30 p.m. - The class is nearly complete. One hour until the press conference. Check back on GoLobos.com for complete signing day information. We will have photos, video and quotes afterwards. I will update if another NLI comes across my desk. Great day to be a Lobo!.

2:02 p.m. - Great job by Alfredo Moreno and Dave Lepre. Alfredo has been the primary football contact at UNM since 2002 and is the force behind us. Lepre has been working with the coaching staff all day and kept us updated. Our coverage on GoLobos.com wouldn't be current without them.

1:50 p.m. - UNM has added WR Joshua Ford. Ford is listed at 6-3, 195 and is a three-star recruit. Ford will help replace holes left by Daryl Jones and Victor James. He had originally verbally committed to New Mexico. Teammate of Martize Barr who signed with UNM earlier today. He had offers from Kansas, Utah, Temple. Word is he is physically like Daryl Jones.

1:45 p.m. - UNM will host a special Lobo Talk Radio Show Thursday (Tomorrow) from 7-8 p.m. MT at Kelly's Brew Pub and Grill in Nob Hill. Coach Locksley will be live and talk about the class. Fans are encouraged to attend. It can also be heard on 770 KKOB and throughout the state on the Lobo Radio Network.

1:35 p.m. - Thank you all for following along today. It's been a lot of fun and hopefully informational for you. This is an awesome class and something the state should be proud of. Mike Locksley and staff busted their backsides to make this happen. I look forward to more wins and a bright future. I'll keep you posted on any new signees but we are close to being done. I hear a couple of names being thrown around but we will see.

Reminder that if you want to hear coach Locksley talk about the recruiting class. He will be on a few local radio stations. The full list is below.

  • 4:35 p.m. - 610 AM The Sports Animal w/ Eric Gee
  • 4:50 p.m. - 101.7 FM The Team w/ Bob Brown

  • 8 - 9 p.m. - Mike Degory (recruiting coordinator) on 770 KKOB w/ Scott Stiegler

    1:20 p.m. - Signing day at New Mexico is starting to wrap up. I still expect a name or two but we will see. The press conference is just over two hours away.

    Calvin Smith is getting all the national attention. He's currently the 12th most popular named being searched in the world right now on Google.

    1:06 p.m. - Here is the list to this point with the addition of Josh Ford.

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

    Tarean Austin - QB - 6-2 - 200 - Fr-HS - Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough HS)

    Toby Ball - LB - 5-11 - 234 - Fr-HS - Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)

    Martize Barr - WR - 5-11 - 187 - Fr-HS - Washington, D.C. (Calvin Coolidge HS)

    Julian Blair - DB - 5-11 - 180 - Fr-HS - Waldorf, Md. (Westlake HS)

    LaMar Bratton - OL - 6-2 - 275 - Fr-HS - Riverside, Calif. (John W. North HS)

    Ravonne Carter - DB - 5-11 - 186 - Fr-HS - Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah HS)

    Omar Castillo* - OL - 6-5 - 260 - So-Tr - Roswell, N.M. (Texas Tech)

    Zach Daugherty - LB - 6-0 - 205 - Fr-HS - Las Cruces, N.M. (Oñate HS)

    Joshua Ford - WR - 6-3 - 195 - Fr-HS - Washington, D.C. (Calvin Coolidge HS)

    Stump Godfrey - QB - 6-0 - 204 - Fr-HS - Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS)

    J.J. Hugine - DL - 6-3 - 236 - Fr-HS - Oklahoma City, Okla. (Del City HS)

    Earl Johnson - OL - 6-4 - 250 - Fr-HS - Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate Academy)

    Brad Miller - TE - 6-5 - 215 - Fr-HS - Sealy, Texas (Sealy HS)

    Calvin Smith - DL - 6-3 - 265 - Fr-HS - Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah HS)

    Devonta Tabannah - DB - 5-10 - 161 - Fr-HS - Oxon Hill, Md. (Potomac HS)

    Lamaar Thomas* - WR - 6-0 - 185 - Jr-Tr - Ft. Washington, Md. (Ohio State)

    Detchauz Wray - ATH - 5-11 - 166 - Fr-HS - East St. Lous, Ill. (East St. Louis HS)

    * already enrolled and attending UNM

    12:53 p.m. - The class is at 16 and still expect one or two to come in. I'm going back and filling in hometowns. That information is critical and helpful. It shows how far our coaches went to nab this OUTSTANDING class.

    12:51 p.m. - Here is a story from the Birmingham News about Calvin Smith. Another notch in Mike Locksley's recruiting resume.

  • With the big names chasing DL Calvin Smith, he goes to - New Mexico

    12:40 p.m. - Here are some big time links for Lobo Nation to read.

  • New Mexico add surprising four-star DT

  • ESPN - Calvin Smith Bio

    Smith is an active defender in the trenches. He lacks ideal bulk, but should be able to add more good size with time in a college weight program and still keep his mobility. He has a good get-off that allows him to be able to get penetration at times.

    12:29 p.m. - Mike Locksley hit a home run with this one. Calvin Smith signs with New Mexico. It's official! Smith is the newest member of Lobo Nation. He is ranked the 20th defensive tackle in the nation. One of the biggest signees EVER at New Mexico. Announced on ESPN U around 11 a.m. today.

    Calvin Smith - 6-3 - 265 - Fr-HS - DL - Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah HS)
    Two-time first team class 6A all-state selection who is one of the highest rated recruits New Mexico has ever signed out of high school...listed as a four-star prospect by both Rivals.com (No. 46 overall, No. 26 DT) and ESPN.com (No. 20 DT)...chose UNM over scholarship offers from a slew of college football powers, including defending national champion Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Purdue, Pittsburgh, South Carolina...amassed career totals of 200 tackles, 24 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions...50 tackles, 8 sacks, and scored 3 defensive touchdowns as a senior last fall...scored twice on intercepted screen passes and on a 50-yard fumble recovery...70 stops, 10 sacks, and another INT return for a TD his junior year, helping lead Hialeah (pronounced HI-a-LAY-a) into the state playoffs...the Thoroughbreds went 22-8 in his final three years...four-year standout on both the offensive and defensive line for head coach Marc Berman...nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Hialiah defensive teammate Ravonne Carter also signed with the Lobos.

    12:23 p.m. - DB Ravonne Carter is now a Lobo. Carter according to Locksley has good size, good speed and is physical. Locksley said he has a nose for the football and runs really well. He is one of those defensive backs who is always around the football.

    Ravonne Carter - 5-11 - 186 - Fr-HS - DB - Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah HS)
    Ball-hawking defensive back who was a four-year letterman, playing primarily cornerback and safety...first name is pronounced RAY-von...spent the first two years of his career at Miami Beach HS before finishing at Hialeah (pronounced HI-a-LAY-a) under coach Marc Berman...the class 6A Thoroughbreds went 14-3 in his two seasons there, including a state playoff berth in 2008...11 career interceptions...played in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game...Hialeah defensive teammate Calvin Smith also signed with the Lobos...three-year letterman in track & field as well, competing in the 400, long jump, and triple jump.

    12:01 p.m. - Just got word that two more NLIs were faxed in. We will wait for word on these new Lobos. UNM has signed 14 recruits as of right now.

    11:55 a.m. - New Mexico and schools from around the country continue to announce signees. Breaking news seems to be spreading throughout the state. Follow all the college football signing day action ESPN Signing Day Coverage

    11:40 a.m. - Lobo head coach Mike Locksley will hold a press conference today at 3:30 p.m. MT. The press conference will be online shortly after for fans to view.

  • Listen to Mike Locksley talk about the signing class on 610 AM The Sports Animal at 4:35 p.m. MT today.

  • Recruiting coordinator Mike Degory will be on 770 KKOB from 8-9 p.m. tonight with Scott Stiegler. You won't want to miss the inside information about this class.

    11:30 a.m. - Congrats to the Lobo coaching staff on this great class. They put in a lot of tireless hours and went far and way for these recruits. The class isn't complete but as we are finding out this staff can recruit.

    The whole department is buzzing about the new recruits and the future of Lobo football. Congrats coach Locksley and the staff.

    11:23 a.m. - Big Time News In Lobo Nation! We are adding some great guys.

    11:20 a.m. - WR Martize Barr is a Lobo! Barr is out of Washington, D.C., and Calvin Coolidge HS.

    Martize Barr - 5-11 - 187 - Fr-HS - WR - Washington, D.C. (Coolidge HS)
    Physical wide receiver who was a first team D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association selection by The Washington Post and was also named one of the top 60 players in the D.C., Maryland, and Virgina area (DMV)...first name is pronounced mar-TEZ...also had scholarship offers from Kansas and Rutgers...led the DCIAA with 1,000 yards on 51 catches, and also had 9 TDs as a junior for head coach Jason Lane...scored twice on punt returns as well in 2008...35 grabs for 563 yards and 6 scores last fall... caught his first career touchdown at age 13 in an ESPNU-televised game vs. Dunbar High School...helped Coolidge compile a 23-12 record over his final three years, including a playoff berth in 2008...also a sprinter for the Colts track team...made the honor roll in 2009.

    11:03 a.m. - Here is a breakdown on the latest signees.

    Stump Godfrey - 6-0 - 204 - Fr-HS - QB - Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS)
    Speedy, dual threat quarterback who finished his career as one of the most prolific signal callers in Texas high school history...named the 2009 Mr. Texas Football by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine as the QB of the All-Texas High School Team...class 3A Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after leading Gilmer to a 15-0 record, capped by the 3A Division I title last fall...the Buckeyes were one of 50 teams across the country to be honored on the MaxPreps Tour of Champions, but first 3A squad ever recognized...also named MVP by Rivals.com (The Old Coach Team) and HuddleUpTexas.com...three-star recruit by ESPN.com (No. 45 ATH)...chose UNM over scholarship offers from Kansas State and Tulsa...3,581 yards passing with 42 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions as a senior...also had 848 yards and 22 TDs on the ground...posted a 41-3 record as a three-year starter, piling up 11,694 yards of total offense (9,344 passing, 2,350 rushing) and was responsible for 165 TDs (116 passing, 49 rushing)...finished his career tied with Colt McCoy for 4th on the Texas all-time TD pass list and 10th in career passing yardage...2,883 yards passing with 34 TDs and 9 INTs, along with 885 and 19 TDs on the ground as a junior (12-2 record)...led Gilmer to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish as a sophomore when he passed for 2,727 yards and 38 TDs (4 INTs), and had 617 yards and 8 TDs rushing...plays basketball as well.

    Zach Daugherty - 6-0 - 205 - Fr-HS - LB - Las Cruces, N.M. (Onate HS)
    First team class 5A all-state selection last fall who is one of the top linebacker prospects in the country...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN.com (No. 88 outside LB) and Rivals.com...also ranked among the top-100 (No. 79 inside LB) by Scout.com...will be one of five scholarship players from Las Cruces on the Lobos' 2010 roster...also had offers from New Mexico State and San Diego State out of high school...three-year letterman and the 2009 District 3 Defensive Player of the Year for head coach Kelly McKee...helped the Knights go 9-3 and advance to the second round of the playoffs as a senior (72 tackles, 7 TFL, 3.5 sacks)...earned first team all-district, all-state (Scout.com), and all-Southwest recognition (NM Preps) as a junior when he had 116 tackles, 9 TFL, and 5 sacks...302 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 5 interceptions in his career...also a three-year letterman in track & field (100m, shot, discus) and two-year letterman on the basketball court.

    LaMar Bratton - 6-2 - 275 - Fr-HS - OL - Riverside, Calif. (John W. North HS)
    Two-time first team all Big 8 League honoree who excelled on both sides of the line as a senior, playing both offensive guard and defensive tackle...also received scholarship offers from Nevada and UNLV...second team all-county pick last fall as well...60 tackles and 9 sacks on defense in 2009...three-year letterman for head coach Scott Pearne...second team all-Ivy League selection as a sophomore when North posted a 13-1 record and captured the 2007 CIS Southern Section title...the Huskies were 8-4 in 2008, advancing to the second round of the playoffs...also throws for the North track & field team and plays the post for the basketball team...made the honor roll all four years and holds a 3.56 GPA...member of the student government.

    10:51 a.m. - Three more names are added to the list. Lobo Nation should be happy with this class.

    Darian "Stump" Godfrey - QB
    LaMar Bratton - OL
    Zach Daugherty - LB

    More information to come!

    10:46 a.m. - It's official! Tarean Austin is a Lobo.

    Tarean Austin - 6-2 - 200 - Fr-HS - QB - Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough HS)
    Four-year starter who was one of the top passers in the Bay Area and among the country's highest rated quarterback recruits...first name is pronounced TAR-ee-an...listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com (No. 20 dual threat QB), ESPN.com (No. 40 QB), and Scout.com...chose New Mexico over scholarship offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Iowa State, Michigan State, Purdue, and South Florida...threw for 2,132 yards and 20 touchdowns with just 6 interceptions for the class 4A Terriers last fall...led the team into the state playoffs in 2009 and 2007...played for head coach Earl Garcia...1,578 yards, 17 TDs, and 6 INTs as a junior...attended the same high school as former Lobo WR Daryl Jones (2005-09)...Hillsborough also produced Major League standouts Dwight Gooden and Gary Sheffield, and NFL players J.R. Reed and Allen Rossum...also a four-year letterman on the basketball court.

    10:39 a.m. - The UNM compliance office has five or six NLIs right now so hopefully we will be announcing more names soon.

    10:27 a.m. - Here are two transfer guys added that are currently enrolled at UNM.

    Lamaar Thomas - 6-0 - 185 - Jr-Tr - WR - Ft. Washington, Md. (Ohio State)
    Lightning quick, two-sport transfer from Ohio State...will be limited to the football practice field in 2010, but will have two seasons to play at New Mexico, beginning in 2011...NCAA transfer rules do allow him, however, to compete immediately for the Lobo track team after he established himself as one of the premier sprinters in the Big 10 in 2009...scheduled to make his UNM track debut on Feb. 6 in Albuquerque...electronically timed at 4.38 in the 40 while at Ohio State...nickname is "Flash."

    OHIO STATE: Two-year letterman for the Buckeyes, appearing in 23 games, mostly special teams, in his two seasons in Columbus....5 catches for 39 yards and a 6-yard run on offense...was Ohio State's primary kickoff returner both seasons...played in all 13 games and averaged 20.9 yards on a team-high 18 kickoff returns last fall for the Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes...appeared in 10 games and averaged 21.6 yards on a team-high 16 kick returns as a true freshman in 2008...finished fourth in the 100 meters (10.65) at the 2009 Big 10 Track Championships and helped the Buckeye's 4x100 relay team capture gold (40.55).

    Omar Castillo - 6-5 - 260 - So-Tr - OL - Roswell, N.M. (Texas Tech)
    Former Roswell Goddard star who returns to New Mexico after two years at Texas Tech...will spend the 2010 season on the scout team and will have two years to play when he is eligible to make his official Lobo debut in 2011...also had scholarship offers from both UNM and New Mexico State out of high school...former prep teammate of Lobo kicker James Aho.

    TEXAS TECH: Did not appear in any games last year after redshirting in 2008.

    HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Goddard High School in Roswell, N.M...rated the No. 2 offensive lineman and No. 8 overall player in the state by Rivals.com as a senior...played both ways, earning first team all-state honors at defensive tackle...All-Region selection by Velocity/PrepStar Magazine...helped the Rockets finish with a 10-4 record and an average victory margin of 30.4 points in 2007...also a member of the wrestling team

    10:15 a.m. - Lets quickly review what we have and how they fit the program.

    Julian Blair - DE
    Toby Ball - LB
    J.J. Hugine - DL
    Earl Johnson - OL
    Devonta Tabannah - DB
    Detchauz Wray - ATH
    Brad Miller - TE

    Blair, Wray and Tabannah will impact the secondary immediately. Wray is a multiple threat guy so it's hard to tell which side of the ball he will play on. These are athletes and speeders.

    Johnson is needed on the offensive line and will help add depth to the position.

    I actually watched a few clips of Miller and he has good hands. He was able to make big plays at the HS level so hopefully he can have an impact. Reed had a strong season last year but Miller and Mader give UNM options.

    Hugine is an Oklahoma kid so he has to be good. Joking. I'm from Oklahoma so I hope this kid makes some noise. Coach Carter really liked his abilities and thinks he can play at this level. Hugine is a big kid and will be in a tough battle up front. Our front line on defense could be very strong next year

    10:01 a.m. - Just an interesting little note on one of the signees. Julian Blair's dad played football at Towson in the early 1990s where he was a teammate of Lobo head coach Mike Locksley...the two were both starters in the Tigers' secondary in 1991 when Locksley was a senior free safety and Blair was a junior cornerback.

    9:56 a.m. -It's a waiting game at this point. I know other NLIs are in but with compliance right now. This class is starting to shape up with a lot of quality and impact players. I'm excited about our future. I think this class is going to have an impact on us immediately. Thank you for everyone sending e-mails. I'll try to answer questions as I can.

    9:34 a.m. - Just In! Julian Blair has signed. Blair was a camper at UNM and ran a 4.49 40-yard dash. He has exceptional speed and the ability to be outstanding in the defensive backfield. He is a physical player with great closing speed. Those are words straight from coach Locksley.

    Julian Blair - 5-11 - 180 - Fr-HS - DB - Waldorf, Md. (Westlake HS)
    Two-way standout, playing both running back and cornerback, and also returning kicks for head coach Dominic Zaccarelli...helped powerful Westlake post a combined 30-8 record his final three years, including the 2008 Maryland class 3A state title (13-0 over Wilde Lake)...selected to play in the 2009 Southern Mountain Athletic Conference All-Star Football Game...also an accomplished sprinter for the Wolverine's state champion track team (indoor and outdoor)...captured the SMAC indoor 55-meter title last month and was sixth in the event at the state meet in 2009...part of Westlake's all-metro 4x200 relay team...clocked a 4.49 40-yard time at New Mexico's summer football camp last summer.

    9:30 a.m. - I will continue to announce names as we go but will back fill on guys when we have down time. Please feel free to e-mail questions (cdeal@unm.edu). This being one of the biggest days in CFB things are always changing. I'll try to keep everyone updated. All the ESPN networks are running signing day information. Here at UNM we are watching ESPN U.

    9:24 a.m. - The coaches are pleased as NLIs continue to pass through the football office. Its official LB Toby Ball, OL Earl Johnson and DL J.J. Hugine are in.

    Toby Ball - 5-11 - 234 - Fr-HS - LB - Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
    Two-time first team District 8-5A selection who was one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation...listed as a three-star recruit by Scout.com (No. 31 MLB) and ESPN.com (No. 31 ILB)...also ranked as one of the overall top-500 players in Texas (No. 299)...racked up 372 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles in his three-year varsity career...also had 10 QB hurries, 8 pass break-ups and 4 interceptions...112 stops, 6 TFL, and 4 break-ups in 11 games last fall when he was named all-district, second team all-Collin County, and team MVP...started 37 consecutive games, including seven playoff games for head coach Bill Howard

    Earl Johnson - 6-4 - 250 - Fr-HS - OL - Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate Academy)
    Two-time all-Independent League offensive tackle and two-year letterman for head coach and former San Diego State player Aazaar Abdul-Rahim...also played on the defensive line and saw some action at tight end as well...long arms and athletic, with a reputation as a fine pass blocker...worked hard to improve his strength in the weight room his final year

    J.J. Hugine - 6-3 - 236 - Fr-HS - DL - Oklahoma City, OK (Del City HS)
    First team all-District 6A-1 and all-Mid-State Conference defensive end last fall when he tallied 79 tackles, 12 sacks, and 15 tackles for loss to help Del City post a 7-3 record...last name is pronounced hyu-JEEN...racked up 102 tackles, 5 sacks and 10 TFL his junior year...three-year letterman and for head coach Nick Worhime

    9:15 a.m. - Lobo football announced the signing of DB Devonta Tabannah and Athlete Detchauz Wray. Tabannah is out of Oxon Hil, Md., while Wray is from East St. Louis, Ill.

    Here is what Locksley has said about them.

    Devonta Tabannah - 5-10 - 161 - Fr-HS - DB - Oxon Hill, Md. (Potomac HS)
    "Devonta is a big-time athlete. He is fast, fast. He has tremendous skills. He is a kid who knows how to win. He is as competitive kid as I have ever recruited."

    Tabannah Bio Info: Versatile talent who played defensive back, running back, quarterback, receiver, and returned kicks and punts for head coach Chris Davidson...name is pronounced de-VON-tay ta-BAN-a...three-year starter and was named to the all-Prince George's County first team defense and Big School All-State second team defense last fall...missed a few games with a knee injury, but finished with four interceptions along with 639 yards passing and 323 rushing in 2009, helping Potomac (6-5) advance to the class 3A playoffs...accounted for 62 percent of the Wolverines' offense as a junior, accumulating 1,441 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns...also had 6 pass break-ups in 2008...standout sprinter for the track team, winning the PG County 55-meter title in 2008...reportedly timed at 4.41 in the 40...defensive back MVP at the Nike Virginia Camp in the summer of 2009...participated in the 2009 Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game...named to the school honor roll.

    Detchauz Wray - 5-11 - 166 - Fr-HS - Athlete - East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis HS)
    "Detchauz is good enough to be a wide receiver or a defensive back. He has the skills to go both ways and we're not sure yet which side of the ball he will be on. He can do a lot of things. He is a fast kid.

    Wray Bio Info:Prolific passing quarterback in high school who has the speed and athletic ability to play a number of skill positions...first name is pronounced day-CHAWZ...listed a three-star prospect by ESPN.com (No. 65 QB), Rivals.com, and Scout.com...chose New Mexico over scholarship offers from Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, and Colorado State...named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Team last fall...compiled a 34-6 record as a three-year starter for head coach Darren Sunkett, including the 2008 class 7A state championship...led the Flyers to the state semifinals in 2007 and '09...threw for 6,643 yards with a stunning 81 touchdowns to just 21 interceptions in his career...2,071 yards and 19 TDs, along with 470 rushing yards, last fall...had 2,564 yards with 38 TDs and just five interceptions during the state title run as a junior...also a sprinter for the track team...named to the junior honor roll.

    9:08 a.m. - TE Brad Miller has cleared and is a Lobo. The hybrid-type tight end with receiver skills. Miller was a three-time all-District 25-3A selection who was named second team all-state by the AP and Rival's as a senior. Miller had 25 catches for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final year of high school. Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com

  • CLICK HERE for Brad Miller Signing Article

    Brad Miller - 6-5 - 215 - Fr-HS - TE - Sealy, Texas (Sealy HS)

    Three-time all-District 25-3A selection who was named second team all-state by the Associated Press and Rival's as a senior when he racked up 52 catches for 1,253 yards (24.1 avg.) and 11 touchdowns...first team all-state tight end by HuddleUpTexas.com...listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and had a scholarship offer from Boise State as well...used mostly as a big wide receiver in high school, but expected to transition to tight end full time at the Division I level...was the Lobos' first commitment of the 2010 signing class...put up career totals of 98 receptions for 2,198 yards (22.4 avg.) and 18 TDs under head coach Jimmie Mitchell...was also the team's deep snapper and back-up quarterback, and was on the kick-off team...helped the Tigers go 25-10 and advance to the state playoffs in each of his three varsity seasons...Sealy posted an 11-1 mark last fall en route to its second district title in three years...four-year standout for the baseball team (first base) as well and was ranked the 86th-best player in Texas last spring...also a two-year letterman in basketball...earned all-district honors in both sports...named to the school honor roll all four years and was an academic all-district selection as a junior and senior...active in the community as a coach for the "Little Dribblers" Special Olympics basketball team.

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