Updated Feb. 3, 2011 (9 a.m.)
EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly announced the Ducks' 2011 recruiting class Tuesday, welcoming 21 prep student-athletes and two junior college standouts to Eugene.
Oregon signed 13 players on offense, nine on defense and one athlete to National Letter of Intents, including eight high school All-Americans - the most in a single recruiting class in program history. Of the 23 signees, 17 were rated as four-star prospects or higher by at least one major recruiting service.
Wide receiver and offensive line were two areas the Ducks stocked up on, signing five players to each position group, including Hillsboro (Ore.) High School's Colt Lyerla, a five-star recruit who will begin his collegiate career as a wideout. Oregon also addressed needs on defense, signing five linebackers and three defensive linemen.
Los Angeles athlete De'Anthony Thomas, who prepped at Crenshaw High School, was added to UO's 2011 class late in the day, giving the Ducks a second five-star recruit for the first time. Thomas, the Los Angeles City Section player of the year as a running back and cornerback, was rated as the nation's No. 1 athlete (Lyerla was No. 2) by Rivals.com, and the No. 1 cornerback prospect by Scout.com.
The 2011 class represents eight different states with multiple student-athletes coming from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Oregon and Texas.
Oregon Football Signing Day 2011
HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS
Devon Blackmon, WR/6-1/177/4.40 – Fontana, CA (Fontana HS) UA All-American
Tra Carson, RB/6-0/227/4.60 – Texarkana, TX (Liberty-Eylau HS)
Rahim Cassell, LB/6-0/205/4.50 – Lakewood, CA (Lakewood HS)
Tyson Coleman, LB/6-1/203/4.63 – Lake Oswego, OR (Lake Oswego HS)
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB/5-10/182/4.50 – Chino Hills, CA (Chino Hills HS)
James Euscher, OL/6-7/275 – Beaverton, OR (Aloha HS)
Jake Fisher, OL/6-6/270/4.95 –Traverse City, MI (Traverse City West HS)
Christian French, TE/6-5/236/4.50 – Cedar Rapids, IA (John F. Kennedy HS) U.S. Army All-American
Carlyle Garrick, LB/6-2/204 – Castro Valley, CA (Castro Valley HS)
Rodney Hardrick, LB/6-1/225/4.53 – Colton, CA (Colton HS)
Tyler Johnstone, OL/6-6/250/4.93 – Chandler, AZ (Hamilton HS) U.S. Army All-American
Lake Koa-Ka’ai, DL/6-4/245/4.80 – Honolulu, HI (Kamehameha Schools Kapalama HS)
Sam Kamp, DL/6-4/247/4.82 – Mesa, AZ (Mountain View HS)
B.J. Kelley, WR/6-2/175/4.43 – Fresno, CA (Central HS)
Colt Lyerla, WR/6-5/225/4.56 – Hillsboro, OR (Hillsboro HS) U.S. Army All-American
Marcus Mariota, QB/6-4/194/4.48 – Honolulu, HI (St. Louis HS)
Jamal Prater, OL/6-4/290 – Etiwanda, CA (Etiwanda HS)
Tacoi Sumler, WR/5-9/166/4.24 – Miami, FL (Christopher Columbus HS) UA All-American
De’Anthony Thomas, ATH/5-9/160/4.41 – Los Angeles, CA (Crenshaw HS) U.S. Army All-American
Anthony Wallace, LB/6-0/221/4.55 – Dallas, TX (Skyline HS) UA All-American
Andre Yruretagoyena, OL/6-5/260/4.94 – Scottsdale, AZ (Chaparral HS) UA All-American
JUNIOR COLLEGE RECRUITS
Jared Ebert, DL/6-5/285/4.80 – Iowa City, IA (Iowa Western Community College)
Rahsaan Vaughn, WR/6-2/192/4.37 – Fremont, CA (College of San Mateo)
Devon Blackmon (WR), Tra Carson (RB), James Euscher (OL), Jake Fisher (OL), Christian French (TE), Tyler Johnstone (OL), B.J. Kelley (WR), Colt Lyerla (WR), Marcus Mariota (QB), Jamal Prater (OL), Tacoi Sumler (WR), Andre Yruretagoyena (OL), Rahsaan Vaughn (WR)
Rahim Cassell (LB), Tyson Coleman (LB), Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (S), Carlyle Garrick (LB), Rodney Hardrick (LB), Lake Loa-Ka’ai (DL), San Kamp (DL), Anthony Wallace (LB), Jared Ebert (DL)
De’Anthony Thomas (ATH)
California (9), Arizona (3), Oregon (3), Hawaii (2), Iowa (2), Texas (2), Florida (1), Michigan (1)
WR – 6-1, 177, 4.40
Fontana, Calif. (Summit HS)
A four-year letterwinner at Summit High School under head coach Tony Barile … Played in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game, producing one of the game’s top highlights with a 58-yard touchdown reception … A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports … The No. 23 player on the ESPN 150 and No. 2 wide receiver overall … Ranked No. 35 on the Rivals 100 and No. 5 at his position … 247Sports tabbed him as the nation’s No. 32-ranked player and No. 2 athlete, as well as the third-best player in California … Rated as the No. 50 overall high school football player by Sporting News and selected to the Long Beach Post Telegram “Best in the West” first team … Carried the ball 35 times for 370 yards and six touchdowns while piling on 31 catches for 379 yards and five scores during his senior year in 2010, when he was named All-Sunkist League Offensive MVP … Rushed 64 times for 406 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 18 catches for 296 yards and five more TDs in 2009 … Named to the All-Sunkist first-team in 2009 … Played quarterback as a sophomore, passing for 1,207 yards and 13 TDs, while rushing 125 times for 714 yards and six touchdowns … Was the 2008 Sunkist League MVP and selected first-team All-CIF as a QB … Also a member of the All-State team as a sophomore … Garnered All-Sunkist League first-team honors as a freshman… Competed in track at Summit HS, running the 110 hurdles where he was the 2007/2008 league champion, posting a time of 13.92.
RB – 6-0, 227, 4.60
Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Eylau HS)
A four-year letterwinner in football at Liberty-Eylau High School, also lettered in basketball under head coach Craig Colvins … A four-star recruit by Scout.com, garnered three stars from Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Considered the No. 22 running back nationally by Scout.com … Broke ’ single-season school record as a senior, when he ran for 2,202 yards and 24 TDs on 196 carries, averaging 11.2 yards per carry and 200.2 yards per game … Was the U.S. Air Force Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 31, 2010, after carrying the ball 15 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns - all in the first half of a road win over Mt. Vernon … Named to the Class 3A All-State first-team … Awarded district MVP honors in each of his final two prep seasons … Rushed 167 times for 1,342 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior … Selected as the top running back on the All-Area team in 2009 … Named to the All-District first team as a sophomore in 2008 … Was the 2007 Newcomer of the Year for 3A Region II District 15.
LB – 6-0, 205, 4.50
Lakewood, Calif. (Lakewood HS)
A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Rated as the No. 30 outside linebacker prospect by ESPN … Ranked as the 21st-best player at his position by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports, No. 49 by Scout.com and No. 60 by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … Considered the No. 85 prep recruit in the state of California by Rivals.com … As a senior, tallied 55 tackles, including 38 solo stops, made one sack and forced a fumble for the Lancers, who finished 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 playoff bracket … Named to the 2010 All-Moore League first-team at linebacker … Recorded 69 tackles and six sacks under head coach Tadd MacNeal as a junior in 2009, when Lakewood finished 11-2, won the Moore League and made it to the third round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
LB – 6-1, 203, 4.63
Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS)
A two-way standout and three-year letterwinner for head coach Steve Coury at Lake Oswego High School … Garnered four stars from Scout.com and ESPN, and three stars from Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … Rated as the 17th-best outside linebacker prospect by ESPN and the No. 20 prep OLB by CBS College Sports’ Tom Lemming and Rivals.com … One of only eight players in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia to make the Tacoma News Tribune’s annual “Northwest Nuggets” list … As a senior, led the Lakers to the 6A state semifinals … Made 78 tackles and three interceptions on defense and rushed 214 times for 1,580 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and totaled 24 touchdowns on offense … Also had 14 receptions for 183 yards … Named the 2010 Offensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-State safety and running back … Selected to the Three Rivers League All-Star team as a safety … Made the defensive second team for the 2010 Nike football training camp tour.
CB – 5-10, 182, 4.50
Chino Hills, Calif. (Chino Hills HS)
A three-year letterwinner for Chino Hills High School and head coach Derek Bub as a running back and defensive back … A consensus four-star recruit, earning the rating from Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … The No. 17 cornerback nationally according the both Rivals.com and ESPN, he ranked as the 18th-best player in the state of California by Rivals … Considered the No. 18 cornerback by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 12 corner by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports … PrepStar Magazine All-American … As a senior, rushed 126 times for 797 yards and eight touchdowns while accumulating 30 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns … Defensively, he accounted for 71 total tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles … Named to the 2010 All-State defensive first team, All-Southern Section defensive first team and was the Serra League MVP … Posted 521 rushing yards on 86 carries with 12 scores and caught 45 passes for 712 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior … Added 38 total tackles (22 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2009 … Set the school record for interceptions with eight from his safety spot during his sophomore campaign.
DL – 6-5, 285, 4.80
Iowa CIty, Ia. (Iowa City West HS/Iowa Western Community College)
A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and 247Sports, and a three-star prospect by Scout.com while at Iowa Western Community College … Ranked as the No. 16 junior college recruit by 247Sports … In 2010, he tallied 41 total tackles (19 solo) with 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks … Named to the ICCAC All-Conference first team as a defensive lineman … Was selected to the NJCAA All-American defensive second team … As a JC freshman, posted 20 total tackles (nine solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack in just seven games … Attended Iowa City West High School, where he played on both the offensive and defensive lines during his senior season in 2008.
OL – 6-7, 275
Beaverton, Ore. (Aloha HS)
A three-sport athlete at Aloha High School, competing in football, basketball and track & field … A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, while garnering two stars from ESPN … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … Received honorable mention from the Tacoma News Tribune on their annual list of “Northwest Nuggets” … Helped lead the Warriors to the 2010 OSAA 6A Football State Championship under head coach Chris Casey … Selected to the All-State offensive first team as a tackle by The Oregonian … Blocked for an offense that rushed for 4,452 yards (318.0 per game) and 52 touchdowns … On defense, made 40 tackles, six sacks and had one fumble recovery … Recorded 54 tackles and three sacks as a junior as the Warriors advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
OL – 6-6, 270, 4.95
Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West HS)
A standout tight end and defensive lineman for Traverse City West High School, garnered four stars from Scout.com and three stars from Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Rated as the No. 25 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the fifth-best overall player in Michigan by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-Midwest Region … Helped the Titans tie for the Big North title under head coach Tim Wooer in 2010, making 68 tackles on defense and grabbing 11 receptions for 232 yards as a tight end … Selected first-team All-State and All-Big North as a defensive lineman following his senior season … Named second-team All-Big North as a junior tight end.
TE – 6-5, 236, 4.50
Cedar Rapids, Ia. (John F. Kennedy HS)
Selected to the U.S. Army All-American game … A four-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com, while garnering three stars from Scout.com … A member of the Rivals 100 (No. 87), the recruiting site also considers him as the top prospect in Iowa and No. 5 athlete nationally … Rated as the 77th best high school football player in the country by Sporting News and the No. 32 athlete according to ESPN … No. 85 player on the PrepStar Magazine “Dream Team” … Started at outside linebacker during his senior season at Kennedy High School, compiling 71 tackles, three sacks and 10 tackles for loss, while forcing a pair of fumbles and recovering another … On offense, made 10 receptions for 111 yards and rushed three times for 85 yards and a touchdown … An All-State first-team choice, as well as picking up All-Metro and All-Mississippi Valley Conference honors … Selected to Des Moines Register Elite All-State Team (all classes, 1A through 4A) despite missing two games due to injury … Started at safety as a junior, making 77 tackles and four sacks … Also had a punt return for TD in 2009 ... 33 tackles and four pass breakups as a starting safety during his sophomore campaign … Also played basketball and ran track for the Cougars … Earned second-team All-Metro and All-Conference accolades on the hardwood and clocked a 10.68 time in the 100 meters on the track as a junior.
LB – 6-2, 204
Castro Valley, Calif. (Castro Valley HS)
Played receiver and defensive back at Castro Valley High School for head coach Nic McMaster … A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com, despite sitting out his senior season to rehabilitate an injury … Garnered two stars from Scout.com … As a junior, recorded 29 catches for 456 yards and four touchdowns … named to the All-HAAL League first team at wide receiver … Also competed in track & field in high school, running in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 relays, sprint medley, distance medley, 100 meters and 400 meters … Posted times of 50.75 seconds in the 400 meters and 22.64 in the 200 meters as a sophomore.
LB – 6-1, 225, 4.53
Colton, Calif. (Colton HS)
Helped Colton High School to a CIF Southern Section championship in 2010 under head coach Richard Bray … Played tight end in addition to outside linebacker for the Yellowjackets … A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Considered the No. 35 OLB prospect in the country by Scout.com … Saw his statistical production explode as a senior with 41 catches for 808 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense to go with 98 total tackles (69 solo), six sacks, two interceptions, seven pass deflections, four forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries on defense … A 2010 All-San Andreas League first-team linebacker … Named to the All-Southern Section defensive first team … Selected to the All-State second team at linebacker … A preseason All-Sun league first-team at tight end … As a junior, recorded 35 total tackles (25 solo), one sack and three forced fumbles while accumulating six catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns … Tallied 71 total tackles (43 solo), five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during sophomore campaign.
OL – 6-6, 250, 4.93
Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
A two-year letterwinner in football under head coach Steve Belles at Hamilton High School … Garnered four stars from Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, and three stars from ESPN … Ranked as the 16th-best prep offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 22 by Scout.com … Considered the No. 5 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … Helped the Huskies to back-to-back state titles and a 29-1 overall record during his junior and senior seasons, ending his prep career as a part of 25 consecutive victories … As a senior in 2010, was named to the All-5A Fiesta Region football team as a long snapper … Helped pave the way for a rushing offense that averaged nearly 264 yards per game and 7.4 yards per carry while totaling 46 rushing touchdowns … Earned honorable mention accolades at offensive tackle during junior season, as well as All-Region first-team honors as a long snapper … Hamilton averaged more than 280 yards per game on the ground and scored 54 rushing touchdowns.
DL – 6-4, 245, 4.8
Honolulu, Hi. (Kamehameha Schools Kapalama HS)
Lettered in football, basketball and track & field while attending Kamehameha Schools Kapalama in Honolulu … A four-star recruit by Scout.com, while garnering three stars from Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Tabbed as the No. 30 defensive end prospect by ESPN and No. 31 by Scout.com in the 2011 class … Rated as the 4th-best high school player in Hawaii by Rivals.com … As a senior, earned first-team All-State and All-Interscholastic League Honolulu honors … Selected to the All-State third team as a junior in 2009 while leading the Warriors to a state championship under head coach David Stant … Named the Most Outstanding Defensive End in the Just Win Maui Combine in 2009 … Won the shot put at the ILH meet and placed second in the event at the state championships, where he tossed 53-09.00 … Was also part of a state championship basketball team in 2009.
DL – 6-4, 247, 4.82
Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS)
A three-year letterwinner for Mountain View High School under head coach Tom Joseph, did not play as a senior due to injury … A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Rated as the No.14 overall prospect in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … As a junior, helped the Lions to a 5A Central League title, tallying 68 tackles, eight sacks and one interception with two fumble recoveries and five pass breakups … An All-Region defensive first-team selection, considered the top defensive lineman in the greater Phoenix area among juniors in 2009 … Also played basketball at Mountain View.
WR – 6-2, 175, 4.43
Fresno, Calif. (Central HS)
A four-star recruit according to ESPN, while garnering three stars from Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com … Considered the No. 26 wide receiver prospect in the nation by ESPN … As a senior, helped Central High School advance to the second round of the CIF Central Section playoffs under head coach Casey Quinn, recording 51 catches for 1,223 yards (24.0 yards per reception) and 17 touchdowns … Also ran the ball 12 times for 110 yards and a score … Named to the 2010 Cal-Hi third team … Caught 35 balls for 758 yards (21.7 avg.) and eight touchdowns during his junior campaign … Selected as the overall MVP of the Passing Down Elite 7-on-7 camp in 2009 … Would like to compete in track & field at the collegiate level after running the 200 meters, 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles for the Grizzlies, clocking PRs of 21.98, 14.71 and 38.37 seconds, respectively, in the spring of 2010.
WR – 6-5, 225, 4.56
Hillsboro, Ore. (Hillsboro HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
Competed in the 2010 Army All-American game, starting at linebacker … Rated a five-star recruit by Rivals.com while garnering four stars from Scout.com and 247Sports … Ranked No. 26 on the Rivals 100 as the top player in the state as well as the No. 2 overall athlete in the country … No. 29 player on PrepStar Magazine “Dream Team” …. Rated as the No. 51 overall prospect and No. 5 athlete by 247Sports … No. 4 outside linebacker recruit according to Scout.com … A three-star prospect as rated by ESPN, which ranked him the 34th best athlete overall … Selected to the Long Beach Post Telegram “Best in the West” first team and was one of just eight Northwest players recognized on the Tacoma News Tribune’s annual “Northwest Nuggets” list … Posted 1,519 rushing yards and 352 receiving yards, while averaging 12.5 points per game as a senior for head coach Ken Ingram at Hillsboro High School … Also contributed 45 tackles and two sacks during final prep season … Named class 6A first-team All-State at running back and second-team at linebacker in 2010 by The Oregonian … Led the Spartans to a class 5A state title in 2009 … Rushed for 1,543 yards and 26 TDs, while amassing 843 receiving yards and 13 TDs as a junior … Averaged 17.1 points per game in 2009, when he was named state MVP … Named to the 2009 All-State team at both running back and linebacker … Selected as the Pacific Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 … All-Pacific Conference first-team selection … Broke both the vertical leap and broad jump records at the 2010 National Underclassman Combine posting 40” and 10’10” respectively.
QB – 6-4, 194, 4.48
Honolulu, Hi. (St. Louis HS)
A four-star recruit according to 247Sports.com, garnered three stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com … Rated the No. 6 recruiting prospect in the state of Hawaii and No. 12 overall quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … As a senior, threw for 2,597 yards on 165 of 255 passing (64.7%), including 32 touchdowns against only five interceptions … Guided the Crusaders to an 11-1 record and a state title … Also rushed the ball 60 times for 455 yards (7.6 yards per carry) and seven scores … Named Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year and All-ILH first team quarterback … At the 2010 National Underclassman Combine, he was named quarterback MVP and won the camp’s “Fastest Man” and “Combine King” awards … Clocked 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NUC camp … Played in the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic, a high school all-star bowl in Columbia, S.C.
OL – 6-4, 290
Etiwanda, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)
A three-year letterwinner in football at Etiwanda High School under head coach Stephen Bryce … Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com while garnering two stars from ESPN … Considered the No. 58 prep offensive guard prospect by Scout.com and No. 73 prep offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … As a senior, lived up to his preseason All-Valley League selection by being named to the All-State and All-Valley League first teams at season’s end … Helped pave the way as the Eagles rolled up 2,036 rushing yards and averaged nearly six yards per attempt in 2010 … As a junior, garnered second-team All-Baseline League honors as an offensive lineman.
WR – 5-9, 166, 4.24
Miami, Fla. (Christopher Columbus HS)
A two-sport standout at Christopher Columbus High School, competing in football and track, and considered by some to be the fastest prep football recruit in the country … Competed in the Under Armour All-American game and was selected to the USA U19 national team roster for the USA vs. the World game … A four-star prospect by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com, garnered three stars from Scout.com … A member of the ESPN 150 (No. 62) and rated as the 11th-best wide receiver … Tabbed as the 27th-best receiver nationally and No. 36 overall prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com … No. 87 high school football player in the country according to Sporting News … PrepStar Magazine All-American … As a junior, caught 54 passes for 994 yards and 17 touchdowns … Recorded two scores on kickoff returns and accumulated four interceptions, including one “Pick-6” … Named to the All-State Class 2B second team and All-Dade County first team … Was the National Underclassman Combine overall MVP two years in a row … Made 32 grabs for 509 yards with five touchdowns for Gulliver Prep High School (Pinecrest, Fla.) as a sophomore … Has run a 10.49 in the 100 meters in track and clocked the fastest time in the nation in 2010 according to ESPN’s Scouts Inc. with a time of 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash … His time of 4.33 in the 40 at Schuman’s National Underclassman Combine was the second-fastest in that camp’s history.
ATH – 5-9, 160, 4.41
Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw HS)
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN
Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game … A five-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. while garnering four stars form ESPN … Considered the No. 1 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and ESPN, and the No. 1 cornerback prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports.com … Rated as the No. 2 athlete by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports … No. 5 player on the PrepStar Magazine “Dream Team” … Helped lead Crenshaw High School to 12 consecutive wins to end the season, including the CIF Los Angeles Section state title in 2010 … Rushed for 1,299 yards on just 114 carries (11.4 yards per carry) with 18 touchdowns, and made 16 catches for 359 yards (22.4 avg.) and four scores as a senior … On defense, made 42 tackles and had five interceptions totaling 122 return yards in 2010 … Named MVP by the City Section coaches, All-City first-team on defense and City Section Player of the Year … Winner of the Glenn Davis Award, presented by the Los Angeles Times to best high school player in the Los Angeles area … Rushed 81 times for 902 yards (11.1 avg.) and 12 touchdowns as a junior … Added 11 receptions for 204 yards (18.6 avg.) and three more scores for the Cougars, who had an unblemished 14-0 mark before falling in the CIF Los Angeles Section championship game … Made 60 tackles, had four sacks and three forced fumbles on defense in 2009 … A standout track star, he ran the fastest 200 meters by a prep in the nation last spring, clocking 20.61 seconds … Won the 100 meters at the CIF Los Angeles Section meet with a time of 10.57 seconds … Has a personal best of 50.10 seconds in the 400 meters.
WR – 6-2, 192, 4.37
Freemont, Calif. (Washington HS/College of San Mateo)
A junior college transfer from the College of San Mateo … A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … Rated the top junior college wide receiver in the country by JCGridiron.com … A first-team All-American as a sophomore at the College of San Mateo, making more than 60 catches and totaling over 1,000 yards while amassing 12 touchdowns in 11 games … Posted 17 catches for 238 yards and 3 TDs in eight games in 2009 for the Bulldogs … Will be a true junior upon arriving in Eugene, meaning he will have three years to play two … Attended Washington High School in California where he played football and basketball.
LB – 6-0, 221, 4.55
Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
Played in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game … Garnered four stars from Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Considered the No. 6 inside linebacker recruit in the nation by Rivals.com and the 15th-best prep player in the state of Texas … Scout.com pegs him as the No. 6 recruit nationally at middle linebacker … A member of the ESPN 150 (No. 147) and ranked as the No. 7 ILB by ESPN … Considered the No. 9 ILB by Tom Lemming and No. 11 by 247Sports.com … PrepStar Magazine All-American … As a senior, helped Skyline High School to an unbeaten 7-0 league record in 5A Region II District 9 under head coach Reginald Samples … Piled up 115 tackles and earned honorable mention All-State distinction at linebacker in 2010 … As a junior, tallied 90 total tackles from the his linebacker spot, leading the Raiders to the Class 5A Division I Region II state semifinals … Compiled 48 total tackles and 2 sacks during his sophomore campaign … Notable: His father, Anthony Sr., played middle linebacker at Texas Southern.
OL – 6-5, 260, 4.94
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS)
A consensus four-star recruit, earning the distinction from Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … Ranked as the No. 7 prep offensive tackle by both ESPN and 247Sports.com, and rated No. 10 and No. 13 at his position by Rivals.com and Scout.com, respectively … A member of the ESPN 150 (No. 102), competed in the Under Armour All-American game … Considered the second-best prep recruit in the state of Arizona by 247Sports.com and fourth-best by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-American … Helped lead Chaparral High School to a perfect 14-0 season in 2010 and back-to-back Class 5A-II state championship under head coach Charlie Ragle … Contributed to an offensive line that saw the Firebirds rush for nearly 3,700 yards (263 per game), 54 TDs and average more than 7.4 yards per carry … An All-State selection, he was named to the Long Beach Post Telegram “Best in the West” first team … Earned All-Region first team honors as a junior for the state champs, who compiled a 13-1 mark and rolled up nearly 270 rushing yards per game.