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2005 New Mexico Signees
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/04/2005



Frankie Baca.....RB.....5-11.....180.....Fr-HS
Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)

Unanimous first team all-state running back who rushed for 2,076 yards and 32 TDs for the undefeated (13-0) state champs in 2004...averaged 10.5 yards per carry and also caught 8 passes for 244 yards...could also play defense as he was a first team all-state cornerback last year as well...had 30 tackles and an interception as a senior...played for head coach Fred Romero...former La Cueva teammates Jake Bowe and Matthew Quillen are currently freshmen at UNM...the Bears also won the 2003 state title with a perfect 13-0 mark and were undefeated state champs in baseball last spring...Baca plays in the outfield and pitches...also an accomplished wrestler, finishing third in the state as a sophomore at 152 lbs., and second during his junior year at 171 lbs...he attended Albuquerque's Cibola HS his first two years...PERSONAL...born Feb. 27, 1987, in Las Vegas, N.M...age is 17...son of Frank and Tracy Baca...interested in Business as a major.



Ryan Boyd.....DL.....6-3.....250.....Jr-Tr
Sacramento, Calif. (Shasta College)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...spent the past two years at Shasta College in Redding, Calif...all-conference defensive lineman last season with 11 tackles for loss and 5 sacks...played for head coach Craig Thompson...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2003 graduate of Del Campo HS in Sacramento...13 sacks as a senior to earn all-conference honors for head coach Steve Kenyon...also lettered in wrestling ...PERSONAL...born Nov. 25, 1984, in Sacramento...age is 20...full name is Ryan Joseph Boyd...son of Greg Boyd and Holly Philpott...has four brothers and a sister...interested in Business as a major.



Ian Clark.....DB.....6-0.....190.....Fr-HS
Albuquerque, N.M. (Highland HS)

Two-year starter for the Hornets at cornerback and quarterback...first team all-state on defense as a senior...as a quarterback, Clark had 101 carries for 634 yards and completed 33 of 63 passes for 482 yards...also dangerous returning kicks for head coach Judge Chavez...HHS finished 9-3 and advanced to the state semifinals in Class 5A...prep teammate Phillip Harrison also signed with UNM...finished second in the state 300 intermediate hurdles his junior year...PERSONAL...born Sept. 21, 1986, in Albuquerque...age is 18...full name is Ian Randall Clark...son of Reggie and Lori Clark...interested in Criminal Justice as a major.



Fred Colbert.....RB.....5-10.....210.....So-Tr
Baldwin Park, Calif. (East Los Angeles College)

Transfer who originally signed with UNM in 2003 out of Alhambra (Calif.) HS...will enroll in the fall...spent the past two years at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif...did not play last season, so Colbert has three years of eligibility remaining...saw action in five games for the Huskies in 2003 before breaking a bone in his right hand...rushed 75 times for 267 yards and a TD...played for head coach Rick Gamboa...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2003 graduate of Alhambra HS...four-year letterman and a three-year starter at running back...first team all-CIF for the Moors as a senior, gaining 2,097 yards and 28 TDs when he averaged more than 8 yards a carry for head coach Gilbert Ruedaflores...saw some time at quarterback and receiver, too...played his first three years at Baldwin Park High...first team all-league defensive back as a junior... PERSONAL...born May 11, 1985, in Beverly Hills, Calif...age is 19...full name is Fred Douglas Colbert...son of Mary Hernandez and Fred Colbert...Fred's second cousin is former pro boxer George Foreman...interested in Criminal Justice as a major.



Erik Cook.....OL.....6-5.....294.....Fr-HS
Albuquerque, N.M. (Cibola HS)

Younger brother of current Lobo center Ryan Cook, a senior-to-be who is a two-time all-MWC selection...Erik was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for head coach Ben Shultz...second team all-district and all-metro as a senior...also the Cougars' deep snapper for kicks...lettered in wrestling and track (shot put, discus, javelin) as well...placed 9th in the state javelin as a junior...PERSONAL...born July 5, 1987, in Albuquerque...age is 17...full name is Erik Marvin Cook...son of Rick and Vicki...interested in the medical field after college.



Doug Crawshaw.....OL.....6-3.....300.....Fr-HS
Valley Center, Calif. (Valley Center HS)

A four-year starter at offensive guard who was first team all-state and a first team all-CIF Southern Section selection last year...also first team all-CIF academic team with a 3.7 cumulative GPA...played for head coach Rob Gilster...Valley Center was 11-0-2 last fall and CIF San Diego Section Div. III champions...starting catcher for the baseball team since his sophomore year...holds the school's single-season record with 6 home runs hit in 2003...PERSONAL...born Jan. 21, 1987, in Pensacola, Fla...age is 18...full name is Douglas Steven Crawshaw...son of James and Gwen...father is retired Navy and Class of OE79 from the Naval Academy where he played defensive end...Doug would like to major in Mechanical Engineering.



Jamar Dean.....WR.....6-3.....220.....Fr-HS
Greenville, S.C. (Prince Avenue Prep)

Prep wide receiver who is the younger brother of former Lobo wideout Germany Thompson, who still resides in Albuquerque...Thompson started 19 games in 1998-99, catching 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 8 TDs...Dean was a three-time first team all-state selection, posting career totals of more than 130 receptions and 2,000 yards...45 catches for 989 yards and 14 TDs as a senior for head coach Mark Knight...also 3 punt returns for scores...Prince Avenue is in Dickens, S.C...PERSONAL...born Dec. 3, 1984, in Newberry, S.C...age is 20...full name is Colie (co-lee) Jamar Dean...son of Audrey Jordan...interested in Business as a major.



Tyler Donaldson.....DL.....6-4.....240.....Jr-Tr
Lawrenceville, Ga. (New Mexico Military Institute)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...120 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and 2 interceptions in 10 games for the New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, N.M.) last fall...named first team all-Western States League for head coach John O'Mera...national defensive player of the week for his performance against Pima CC when he had 15 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, a sack and a caused fumble...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2003 graduate of Central Gwinnett HS in Lawrenceville, Ga...also lettered in wrestling...PERSONAL...born Jan. 19, 1985, in Decatur, Ga...age is 20...full name is Ryan Tyler Donaldson...son of Ronnie and Kim Donaldson...father is an electrician, mom a nurse...has three brothers and sisters...interested in Education or History as a major.



Aleem Harris.....S.....6-3.....225.....Jr-Tr
San Bernardino, Calif. (Chaffey College)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...rated the 12th-best junior college safety by College Football News...first team all-state and all-Foothill League pick last year at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif...the Panthers finished 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the conference...95 tackles last season for head coach Carl Beach...90 stops and 6 interceptions his freshman year as Chaffey went 10-1 and won the conference title...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Pacific HS in San Bernardino...four-time all-San Andreas League pick for head coach David Portz...389 tackles and 9 interceptions in his prep career...PERSONAL...born Sept. 8, 1984, in Tampa, Fla...age is 20...full name is Aleem Charles Harris...son of Charles Thomas and Rosalind Harris...has four brothers and four sisters...interested in Communications or University Studies as a major.



Phillip Harrison.....OL/DL.....6-4.....280.....Fr-HS
Albuquerque, N.M. (Highland HS)

First team all-state pick at defensive tackle and offensive guard for the Hornets last fall...prep teammate Ian Clark also signed with UNM...a three-year starter on both sides of the ball for head coach Judge Chavez...also spent three years as Highland's punter and kicker, including some PAT duties...learned to kick after playing soccer for nine years as a youngster...football did not become an interest until his freshman year...HHS finished 9-3 and advanced to the state semifinals in Class 5A in 2004...finished third in the state shot put in 2003 and second as a junior...PERSONAL...born Nov. 11, 1986, in Silver City, N.M...age is 18...full name is Phillip Alexander Harrison...son of Richard Harrison and Sharon Kilgore...undecided about a major.



Daryl Jones Jr.....WR.....6-4.....200.....Fr-HS
Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough HS)

Two-year starter at receiver for tradition-rich Hillsborough High, the same school that produced Major League standouts Dwight Gooden and Gary Sheffield and current NFL players J.R. Reed (Philadelphia) and Allen Rossum (Atlanta)...Jones caught 31 passes for 611 yards and 6 TDs last year, leading the Terriers to an 11-1 record...second team all-conference and second team all-county as a senior for head coach Earl Garcia...Garcia said Jones is the 89th Hillsborough player to earn an NCAA Div. I-A scholarship in Garcia's 17 years there...PERSONAL...born July 16, 1987, in Tampa...age is 17...full name is Daryl Reche (re-shay) Jones Jr...son of Daryl Jones...could major in Business.



Michael Justice.....OL.....6-6.....335.....Jr-Tr
Seattle, Wash. (Pasadena City College)

Offensive lineman who spent last year at Pasadena (Calif.) City Colllege...played for head coach Tom Maher...attended Pima CC in Tucson in 2003...did not attend college his first year out of high school, so he has a redshirt year available...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Franklin HS in Seattle...a four-year starter for head coach Joe Slye...missed half of his senior season with a broken foot...PERSONAL...born Oct. 6, 1983, in Seattle...age is 21...full name is Michael Keith Justice...son of Anna Michelle Justice...has three brothers and two sisters, and he's the youngest...interested in Business as a major.



Anthony Kilby.....OL.....6-4.....316.....So-Tr
Albuquerque, N.M. (Garden City CC)

Albuquerque native who was a junior college All-America offensive lineman last fall as a redshirt freshman at Garden City (Kan.) Community College... originally signed with the Lobos in February of 2003 out of Manzano HS...will enroll at UNM next semester...attended Manzano where he played with current Lobo running back Rodney Ferguson...Kilby was a redshirt in 2003 so has three years of eligibility remaining...first team all-Jayhawk Conference and named the top offensive lineman in the league last fall for head coach Bob Larson...Kilby will be one of four former GCCC players attending UNM, joining Broncbuster teammates Bo Greer, Chris Nelson and Othellus Swift...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2003 graduate of Albuquerque Manzano...three-time first team all-state offensive tackle for the Monarchs...played for head coach and former Lobo Aaron Ocampo...finished third in state wrestling competition as a junior and senior...also set the school record in the shot put with a toss of 57-6...PERSONAL...born Sept. 23, 1984, at Vandenberg AFB, Calif...age is 20...full name is Anthony Rashaad Kilby...son of Ernestine Kilby...probably major in University Studies.



Justin McQueen.....DB.....6-1.....175.....Fr-HS
Dayton, Texas (Dayton HS)

Defensive back who attended the same high school as his older cousin, former Lobo CB Brandon Payne, a second team All-America cornerback in 2004...Dayton is between Houston and Beaumont...McQueen played cornerback and safety for head coach Jerry Stewart...first team all-district at defensive back and receiver last year...had 60 tackles, 4 interceptions, 4 TDs on offense and 2 on kickoff returns...qualified for the state track meet in the 400 meters as a junior...PERSONAL...born Jan. 26, 1987, in Baytown, Texas...age is 18...full name is Justin Wayne McQueen...son of John and Rita...would like to enter the coaching field after college.



John Mulchrone.....TE.....6-4.....225.....Jr-Tr
Chicago, Ill. (Palomar College)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...last name is pronounced mul-KRONE...spent the past two years at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif...all-Mission Conference and honorable mention All-America last fall when he caught 50 passes for 382 yards and 4 TDs for head coach Joe Early...also Academic All-America recognition...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Chicago Mt. Carmel, a perennial state power...played for head coach Frank Lenti...Mt. Carmel won the state championship in 1999 and 2000, the prep bowl title in 2001 and was 46-5 during Mulchrone's prep career...all-Catholic League in baseball, a basketball letterman and he was on the Honor Roll...PERSONAL...born Aug. 8, 1984, in Chicago...age is 20...full name is John Francis Mulchrone...son of John and Judy...comes from quite a sports family as his father and an uncle played football at the University of Illinois, while his mom played basketball for the Illini...three other uncles played football at Notre Dame, Arizona State and Purdue, respectively, and his grandfather was in the Chicago Cubs organization in the 1950s...has two brothers and two sisters...interested in Journalism or Communications as a major.



Chris Nelson.....QB.....6-4.....215.....Jr-Tr
Garden City, Kan. (Garden City CC)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...honorable mention all-Jayhawk League quarterback who completed 72 of 153 passes for 1,046 yards, 5 interceptions and 9 TDs last fall for head coach Bob Larson...also 93 carries for 396 yards and five TDs on the ground...Academic All-American both years at GCCC, compiling a 3.87 GPA...Nelson is one of four former Broncbusters who will be on the 2005 Lobo roster as he will be joined by Bo Greer, Anthony Kilby and Othellus Swift...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2003 graduate of Garden City HS...honorable mention all-state quarterback, but he was first team all-state in basketball...also lettered in track...head football coach was Mike Smith...member of the Principal's Honor Roll...PERSONAL...born June 27, 1984, in Garden City...age is 20...full name is Christopher James Nelson...son of Stewart and Shari Nelson...father is an architect, mother a teacher...dad played basketball at the University of Nebraska in 1973...has one sister, Angela...likes playing the guitar...interested in Business Administration as a major.



Darvin Peterson.....S.....5-10.....200.....Jr-Tr
Mesquite, Texas (Tyler JC)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...spent the past two years as a safety at Tyler (Texas) JC...had 80 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 caused fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries last season...played for head coach Dale Carr...the Apaches won the Heart of Texas Bowl in 2003...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Dallas Adamson HS...three-time all-district performer for head coach Dave Cheesebrough...also all-district and academic all-state in basketball...PERSONAL...born Aug. 6, 1984, in Dallas...age is 20...full name is Darvin Maurice Peterson...son of Melvin and Darilyn Peterson...father is a teacher and basketball coach...mom is a project manager for IBM...older brother, Rodney Washington, played basketball at the University of Hawaii in the early 1990s...interetsed in Criminology as a major.



Donovan Porterie.....QB.....6-4.....200.....Fr-HS
Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS)
Decorated prep quarterback who was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 quarterback in Texas and 17th nationally...last name is pronounced pour-ta-ree...completed 81 of 149 passes for 1,149 yards, 10 TDs and just 3 interceptions last fall at Port Arthur Memorial...chosen the second-best quarterback at a Nike camp last summer at LSU...Super Gold first team in the Golden Triangle area around Houston...three-year letterman for head coach Dean Colbert...led the Titans to the district title last year before losing to Houston Lamar in four overtimes in the first round of the state playoffs...a two-year starter on the basketball team and a member of the Honor Roll with a 3.4 cumulative GPA...also received Academic All-America recognition...PERSONAL...born May 29, 1987, in Port Arthur...age is 17...full name is Donovan Wayne Porterie...son of Herman and Deborah...father is a Master Sergeant in the Army and has spent the past nine months in Iraq and the Middle East...mother is a Lieutenant in the Air Force...older brother, Alex, just completed his sophomore season as a receiver at Prairie View A...an uncle, Mark Granger, was an offensive tackle at Oklahoma State in the early OE90s...Donovan is interested in the fields of Business Management or Physical Therapy after college.



Brian Ramsay.....OL....6-8.....300.....Jr-Tr
Victoria, B.C. (Butte College)

Offensive lineman who will enroll at UNM in the fall...a former Canadian National Team rugby player who spent last year at Butte College in Oroville, Calif...honorable mention offensive tackle for head coach Craig Rigsbee...Butte went 9-2, falling to Delta College in the Tri-counties Bank Bowl...current Lobo kicker Garth Archibald also attended Butte...Ramsay spent his freshman season playing football at Rocky Mountain College, a private NAIA school in Billings, Mont...already 24 years old, Brian played rugby and was a part-time college student his first four years after high school...played on the Under-21 and Under-23 Canadian National teams...his position was "lock," in the second row, which is similar to a lineman, but who can carry the ball...has a redshirt year available...HIGH SCHOOL...a 1999 graduate of Reynolds HS in Victoria...the high school had rugby, but no football...PERSONAL...born Feb. 24, 1980, in Victoria, British Columbia...age is 24...full name is Robert Brian Ramsay...son of Bruce and Susan...older brother David, who is 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, plays rugby on the Canadian Senior National Team...younger sister Kimberly, 6-foot-4, is a volleyball player at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis...Brian will probably major in Accounting.



Ronnie Strait.....OL.....6-5.....320.....Fr-HS
Chino, Calif. (Don Lugo HS)

A three-year starter on the offensive and defensive line...second team all-Inland Valley at offensive tackle for head coach Greg Setlich...also all-conference at defensive tackle...PERSONAL ...born May 11, 1987, in Los Angeles, Calif...age is 17...full name is Ronnie Joe Strait...son of Rona Berry...interested in Computer Science as a major...would like to create computer games.



Othellus Swift.....S.....5-9.....180.....So-Tr
Apopka, Fla. (Garden City CC)

Transfer who enrolled at UNM in January...did not attend college his first year out of high school and he was a redshirt at Garden City CC in 2003, so Swift has three years of eligibility remaining...first team all- Jayhawk Conference defensive back last year for head coach Bob Larson...compiled 60 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 6 pass deflections, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and 1 caused fumble...one of four former Broncbusters who will be at UNM, joining Bo Greer, Anthony Kilby and Chris Nelson...current Lobo Herbert Felder is a 2004 grad of Apopka HS...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Apopka (Fla.) HS...Central Florida Player of the Year as a senior, leading AHS to the state title with a 14-1 record...also finished third in Class 6A for the Mr. Football Award...three-year starter for head coach Rick Darlington...had 137 tackles his junior season...PERSONAL...born Feb. 4, 1984, in Apopka...will soon be 21...full name is Othellus Jermaine Swift...son of Othellus Swift and Linda and Earnest Bailey...has a 1-year-old daughter, Ja'naiyha...possibly Physical Education as a major.



D.J. Terrell.....DB.....5-10.....165.....Fr-HS
Allen, Texas (Allen HS)
Two-year starter at cornerback who was first team all-district and second team all-county at this Dallasarea high school...last name is pronounced TAREull... no relation to former Lobo standout Claude Terrell...clocked at 4.47 in the 40 as a freshman...touted as one of the top-100 cornerbacks in the state by Texas Football magazine...had 37 tackles and an interception for the Eagles last year...also valuable on special teams with 4 blocked field goals, a blocked punt and an 89-yard kickoff return...played for head coach Tom Westerberg...Allen went 22-5 in 2003-04...will be a four-year letterman in track...best times are 10.82 in the 100 and 21.9 in the 200...also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...PERSONAL...born April 2, 1987, in Dallas...age is 17...full name is Danny Paul Terrell II, but he has always gone by D.J...son of Danny and Lorine...interested in Psychology or Business as a major.



Mike Vandenberg.....WR.....6-2.....165.....Fr-HS
Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo HS)
Receiver and defensive back who put up big numbers on both sides of the ball...cornerback who led the state with 11 interceptions, plus 85 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries, 1 for a TD...also 35 catches for 726 yards and 9 TDs as a receiver and a 35.8-yard average on kickoff returns with 1 TD...overall, 1,492 all-purpose yards and 13 TDs...second team all-state on defense by CalHiSports.com and first team allconference by virtually every media outlet and organization in Northern California...had 19 career interceptions for head coach Kevin Macy...helped lead Campolindo to the conference title (9-0) and an overall record of 10-2...also a team captain... PERSONAL...born Nov. 7, 1986, in Oakland, Calif...age is 18...full name is Michael Lee Vandenberg...son of Rick and Liz Vandenberg and DeNai Vandenberg...sister Kim is a prolific junior swimmer at UCLA, winning the 200 butterfly at the 2003 U.S. Open Championships and the 2004 U.S. Summer National Championships...she just missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympics, placing 5th at the Trials...older brother John is a model in Los Angeles...also has a younger sister, Lauren...undecided about a major.



Luke Walters.....TE.....6-4.....210.....Fr-HS
Lakewood, Colo. (ThunderRidge HS)
Two-year starter who was an honorable mention allstate tight end last year, leading the Grizzlies to the Class 4A championship...caught 20 passes for 464 yards and 6 TDs and he was the team's leading tackler on special teams...played for head coach Joe Johnson...also plays basketball for one of the state's top-ranked teams...a 3.5 cumulative GPA and member of the National Honor Society...PERSONAL...born Sept. 27, 1986, in Denver...age is 18...full name is Luke Gordon Walters...son of Steve and Margaret...older sister is an actress who attends DePaul University in Chicago...would like to major in Business or Finance.



Thomas Wilson.....WR.....6-1.....170.....Jr-Tr
Chico, Calif. (Butte College)
Junior college receiver who will enroll at UNM next semester along with Butte College teammate Brian Ramsay...31 catches for 570 yards and 6 TDs last fall for head coach Craig Rigsbee...helped the Roadrunners to a 9-2 record...a redshirt at Butte in 2002...clocked at 4.5 in the 40...current Lobo kicker Garth Archibald also attended Butte...HIGH SCHOOL...a 2002 graduate of Pleasant Valley in Chico...only played one year of football, that coming as a senior...played for head coach Sterling Jackson...a four-year letterman for the Vikings in soccer...PERSONAL...born July 14, 1984, in Chico...age is 20...full name is Thomas Edward Wilson...son of Dennis Wilson and Joan Stoner...interested in Exercise Science as a major.

Saturday, September 20
6:00 PM - 
Football
at New Mexico State
Friday, September 26
6:00 PM - 
Football
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, October 04
1:30 PM - 
Football
at UTSA
Friday, October 10
7:30 PM - 
Football
vs. San Diego State
Saturday, October 18
1:30 PM - 
Football
at Air Force
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