Bio capsules for the West Virginia University recruiting class of 2013
WR, 5-9, 175
Greenville, Ga./Georgia Military College
Played two seasons for coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College ... led the team in rushing with 541 yards on 52 carries with six touchdowns, averaging 10.4 yards per carry in 2012 ... added eight receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns ... recorded 33 carries for 226 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2011 ... caught 10 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown ... ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries against Iowa Western ... had 10 carries for 136 yards, four catches for 129 yards and scored four touchdowns in a win over Snow College ... named all-state honorable mention quarterback at Greenville High (Ga.) ... also a star on the track team, winning the 100-meter state championship in 10.77 ... four-star recruit according to ESPN and 247sports ... three-star recruit according to rivals and Scout ... rivals No. 82 Junior College Postseason Top 100 ... 247sports No. 1 Georgia junior college recruit ... 247sports No. 1 junior college wide receiver ... 247sports No. 11 junior college recruit ... also offered by Arizona, Cincinnati, Kansas, Ole Miss and Texas Tech.
LB, 6-2, 220
Newark, N.J./Shabazz HS
Three-year letterwinner for coach Darnell Grant at Shabazz High ... two-time New Jersey All-State Third Team Defense ... helped team to a combined 19-13 record and an appearance in the 2012 New Jersey Central Group 2 Championship semifinals ... finished 2012 with 110 tackles, 73 tackles for loss and two interceptions ... rushed for 710 yards with 14 touchdowns on offense ... recorded 105 tackles with seven sacks in 2011 ... played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl ... 2012 All-Group 2 First Team Defense ... 2011 New Jersey All-Group 1 First Team Defense ... two-time All-Essex County First Team Defense ... earned All-Essex County Second Team Defense in 2010 ...two-time Super Essex Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... No. 15 on The Ledger Top 50 ... four-star recruit according to ESPN and 247sports ... three-star recruit according to rivals and Scout ... 2013 ESPN No. 16 inside linebacker ... 2013 ESPN No. 12 New Jersey recruit ... 2013 rivals No. 45 inside linebacker ... 2013 rivals No. 23 New Jersey Postseason Top 30 ... 2013 247sports No. 17 inside linebacker ... 2013 247sports No. 11 New Jersey recruit ... also offered by Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt and Temple.
WR, 6-0, 180
Macon, Ga./Itawamba CC
Former University of Alabama player who played one season for coach Joe Williams at Itawamba Community College, leading the team to a 6-3 record ... finished the season with 44 receptions for 429 yards and one touchdown ... brought down five receptions for 98 yards against Mississippi Delta ... previously played for Westside High, where he was ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... 2009 4A All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... caught 41 passes for 715 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... hauled in 34 receptions for 627 yards and three scores in 2008, while compiling 33 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns in 2006 ... three-star prospect according to 247sports; No. 25 junior college wide receiver ... also offered by Kentucky.
LB, 6-1, 195
McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport HS
Coached by Jim Ward at McKeesport High ... 2012 Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class 4A All-State linebacker ... 2012 Coaches/Pennsylvania Football News Class 4A All-State Second Team linebacker ... two year two-way starter at linebacker and running back ... recorded 57 tackles, including 43 solo tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries in nine games as a senior ... also rushed for 546 yards, averaging 5.87 yards per carry with three touchdowns ... All-Class 4AFoothills Conference linebacker in 2012 ... No. 19 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 25 Pennsylvania football players ... named to the 2012 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 ... member of the 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 ... on the McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33 team ... played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl ... four-star recruit according to ESPN ... three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout and 247sports ... rivals No. 25 Pennsylvania Postseason Top 30 ... 247sports No. 20 dual-threat quarterback ... 247sports No. 25 Pennsylvania recruit ... also offered by Illinois, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple.
WR, 6-1, 175
Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights
HS Played three seasons for coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights High ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... finished with more than 700 receiving yards as a senior and scored 11 total touchdowns ... scored touchdowns as a receiver, rusher, kickoff returner, punt returner and passed for a touchdown ... helped lead Cleveland Heights to a 17-3 two-year record, including advancing to the first round of the playoffs in both years, the first time in school history to advance to the playoffs ... grabbed 27 passes for 518 yards and four touchdowns in 2011 ... recorded 45 receptions for 532 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore ... No. 6 on the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 50 Northeast Ohio football players ... named to the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Special Mention team ... earned Northeast Lakes All-District Third Team Offense in 2011 ... four-star recruit according to ESPN, rivals, Scout and 247sports ... ESPN No. 11 Ohio recruit ... ESPN No. 26 wide receiver ... rivals No. 129 Rivals250 ... rivals No. 12 wide receiver ... rivals No. 4 Ohio Postseason Top 75 ... Scout No. 19 wide receiver ... 247sports No. 27 wide receiver ... 247sports No. 8 Ohio recruit ... Sporting News Top 125 ... lettered in track, participating in sprints and relays ... member of one of the fastest 4x200m relay teams nationally ... also offered by Arkansas, Auburn, Cal, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, NC State, Ohio State, Pitt, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
LB, 6-3, 220
Fork Union, Va./Georgia Military Coll.
Played two seasons for coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College ... played in only four games in 2012 due to injury, registering six tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... recorded 24 tackles with five tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2011 ... named the Orangeburg Times & Democrat Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and was a first team all-area selection at Calhoun County High ... played just two seasons of football for coach Walt Wilson ... logged 113 tackles and 30 sacks with four forced fumbles, earning all-state honors as selected by The State ... helped Calhoun County to the state 1-A semifinals as a senior ... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... logged 78 tackles and 18 sacks in just six games as a junior ... three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247sports ... rivals No. 35 Junior College Postseason Top 100 ... 247sports No. 3 Georgia junior college recruit ... 247sports No. 4 junior college linebacker ... 247sports No. 48 junior college recruit ... also offered by Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
S, 6-3, 200
Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood HS
Three-year starter for coach Adam Geis at Sandalwood High ... named to the 2012 Florida Times-Union Super 24 ... earned All-Gateway Conference honors ... collected eight interceptions for his career and returned two of them for touchdowns ... ranked No. 9 on the Orlando Sentinel's North Florida Super60 ... four-star recruit according to ESPN ... three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout and 247sports ... rivals No. 43 safety ... runs a 4.48 40-yard dash ... lettered in basketball and track ... also offered by Auburn, Duke, North Carolina, Ole Miss, USF, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin.
DE, 6-4, 225
Baltimore, Md./Dunbar HS
Played for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High ... first-team consensus all-state and small school all-state in Maryland ... two-year sack total of 52 ... three-time Baltimore Sun All-Met First Team ... collected 21 sacks, 75 total tackles, 42 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior ... helped Dunbar to a 13-1 record in 2012, a 9-0 league mark and a state championship ... member of three straight state championship teams at Dunbar ... finished junior campaign with 70 tackles, 31 sacks ... invited to play in the 2013 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic ... rated as the No. 24-best lineman in the state by rivals and No. 14 by MaxPreps ... 2012 Max Emfinger Northeast Super Sixth ... three-star ranking from rivals, Scout and Yahoo ... rivals postseason Top 25 ... member of the East's Top 100 ... Baltimore All-Nike camp team ... played in the Chesapeake Bowl, featuring senior standouts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, D.C. and West Virginia ... also offered by Colorado, Purdue, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Washington.
LB, 6-5, 205
Moore, Okla./Arizona Western College
Played two seasons for coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western College ... helped team to a combined 19-3 record, including a win in the El Toro Bowl in 2012 ... led 2012 team in tackles (55), solo tackles (23) and assisted tackles (32) ... also registered 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and three pass breakups ... 2012 All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference First Team Defense ... 2012 All-Western States Football League First Team Defense ... made 26 tackles with eight tackles for loss and four sacks in 2011 ... previously attended Southmoore High, registering 65 tackles as a senior, including five sacks ... led Southmoore to a 10-3 mark as a junior ... All-VYPE Oklahoma Second Team ... The Oklahoman's All-Big City Roster Honorable Mention ... Tulsa World 6A Honorable Mention ... also lined up as a receiver and running back on offense ... finished third at 2010 Oklahoma 6A Championships with a time of 49.34 in the 400 meters and was the anchor in the state champion 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams ... three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247sports ... rivals No. 23 Junior College Postseason Top 100 ... 247sports No. 3 junior college outside linebacker ... 247sports No. 5 Arizona junior college recruit ... also offered by Iowa State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Utah.
LB, 6-2, 250
Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne HS
Three-year starter for coach Marcus Colvin at Dayton's Chaminade-Julienne High ... earned Division IV All-Ohio first-team honors in 2012 ... amassed 75 tackles and scored five touchdowns on offense as a senior ... rushed for 131 yards and totaled 77 yards receiving, helping team to a 6-4 record ... four-star rating by ESPN, rivals and Scout ... No. 241 on ESPN's Top300 team ... rated as the No. 10 best inside linebacker by rivals and the No. 12 best by Scout ... No. 17 on the rivals postseason Top 75 ... ranked as the No. 9 best inside linebacker by ESPN ... 2010 National Underclassmen (NUC) Columbus linebacker MVP ... NUC Ultimate 100 linebacker MVP ... collected 154 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five sacks, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... named Division IV All-Ohio first team selection and District Player of the Year as a junior ... on offense as a fullback and tight end, he scored 15 touchdowns and rushed for 270 yards ... helped lead Chaminade-Julienne to a 10-4 record and the third-round of the state playoffs ... named first team all-league, all-district, all-area and special mention all-state as a sophomore ... also offered by Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, NC State and Pitt.
DE, 6-4, 265
Warsaw, N.C./Hinds CC
Played two seasons for coach Gene Murphy at Hinds Community College ... helped team to a combined 10-8 record ... led 2012 squad in sacks (7.5) and forced fumbles (3) ... also recorded 51 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss ... named to the 2011 NJCAA All-American Second Team in after registering 62 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and two forced fumbles ... member of the 2011 MACJC All-Region and MACJC All-State First Team ... named to the 2012 MACJC All-State Second Team ... played both ways as a senior at Warsaw High, spending time on offense as a running back ... selected to the NCPreps 1A All-State Team and Wilmington Star News All-Area squad as a senior ... tallied 151 total tackles (11.6 tackles per game), including 105 solo stops, during final campaign ... also lettered in basketball ... four-star recruit according to 247sports ... three-star recruit according ESPN ... 247sports No. 28 junior college recruit ... 247sports No. 1 junior college strong-side defensive end ... 247sports No. 10 Mississippi junior college recruit ... also offered by LSU and Mississippi State.
OL, 6-6, 293
Bloomfield N.J./Bloomfield HS
Three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Carter at Bloomfield High ... 2012 New Jersey All-State Second Team Offense ... 2012 All-Group 5 First Team Offense ... helped Bloomfield to a 9-3 overall record and an appearance in the New Jersey state championship game ... 2011 All-Group 4 Second Team Offense ... two-time All-Essex County First Team Offense ... 2010 All-Essex County Third Team Offense ... three-star rating by rivals and Scout ... position ranking of No. 33 nationally by rivals and No. 42 by Scout ... ranked as the No. 3 best offensive lineman in New Jersey and No. 13 best recruit in the state by rivals ... ESPN ranks him No. 33 nationally at his position and the No. 15-best prospect in his state ... Tom Lemming Top 25 among offensive tackles ... New Jersey postseason Top 30 ... member of the East's Top 100 ... played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl, featuring senior standouts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia ... also offered by Boston College, Florida, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina, Michigan and Virginia.
OL, 6-5, 265