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2006 TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS
PLAYER POS HT WT CL-EX HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) HS/JUCO COACH
Adrian Archie OL 6-5 285 Fr-HS Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville) Mitch Coey
Baron Batch RB 5-10 190 Fr-HS Midland, Texas (Midland) Craig Yenzer
Dewayne Baziel DE 6-3 233 Fr-HS Galveston, Texas (Ball) Ron Holmes
Buddy Brumit OL 6-3 285 Fr-HS Garland, Texas (Garland) Jeff Jordan
Michael Crabtree WR 6-2 215 Fr-HS Dallas, Texas (Carter) Allen Wilson
Jocques Crawford RB 5-11 208 Fr-HS Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova) Lynord Crutchfield
Blake Collier LB 6-2 208 Fr-HS Justin, Texas (Northwet) Leonard McAngus
Ben Davis OL 6-8 292 Fr-HS Boerne, Texas (Boerne) Tommy Bludau
Tyler Duggins OL 6-7 275 Fr-HS Iowa Park, Texas (Iowa Park) Chris Ellis
Brian Duncan LB 6-2 228 Fr-HS Baton Rouge, La. (Tara) David Prescott
Sean Estelle DE 6-3 245 Fr-HS Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall) Dennis Brantley
Steven Harris S 5-11 180 Fr-HS Lewisville, Texas (Hebron) Brian Brazil
Rajon Henley DT 6-3 250 Fr-HS Galveston, Texas (Ball) Ron Holmes
Leonard Hewitt DB 5-10 175 Fr-HS Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin) John Outlaw
Jonathan Hollins DE 6-3 228 Fr-HS Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist) Sid Edwards
Julius Howard LB 6-0 220 Fr-HS Irving, Texas (Nimitz) Mike Farda
Adam James TE 6-3 222 Fr-HS Celina, Texas (Celina) Butch Ford
Daniel Johnson S 6-3 200 Fr-HS Houston, Texas (Spring Woods) Dwayne Eggerman
Richard Jones DT 6-2 265 Fr-HS LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque) Brian Erwin
Lyle Leong WR 6-2 168 Fr-HS Abilene, Texas (Abilene) Steve Warren
Dimitri Lott OL 6-2 271 Fr-HS Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall) Denis Brantley
Broderick Marshall DT 6-4 278 Fr-HS Austin, Texas (McCallum) Pat Honeycutt
Franklin Mitchem S 6-3 200 Fr-HS Klein, Texas (Collins) Ronnie Feldman
Ofa Mohetau OL 6-3 340 Jr-TR Euless, Texas (Trinity/College of Sequoias) Curtis Allen
LaRon Moore DB 5-9 179 Fr-HS Midwest City, Texas (Midwest City) Jesse Wall
Chris Olson OL 6-5 280 Fr-HS Dallas, Texas (Highland Park) Randy Allen
Taylor Potts QB 6-5 220 Fr-HS Abilene, Texas (Abilene) Steve Warren
Adrian Reese TE 6-6 205 Fr-HS Longview, Texas (Longview) John King
Trevor Reilly LB 6-5 200 Fr-HS San Diego, Calif. (Valley Center) Rob Gilster
Jarell Routt DB 6-0 187 Fr-HS Texas City, Texas (Texas City) Tim Finn
Jamar Wall DB 5-10 180 Fr-HS Plainview, Texas (Plainview) Marty McClintock
Dan'Tay Ward DT 6-2 291 Fr-HS Waco, Texas (Waco) Johnny Tusa
Brandon Williams DE 6-3 245 Fr-HS Fort Worth, Texas (South Hills) Jerry Watson
Marlon Williams LB 5-11 209 Fr-HS Pflugerville, Texas (Pflugerville) George Hermann
Adrian Archie

OL, 6-5, 285, Fr-HS
Huntsville, Texas (Huntsville)

  • No. 72 offensive guard nationally (ESPN.com)
District 14-5A first team selection following senior season ... Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... excellent pass blocker ... good size and solid athleticism ... gets off the ball well and into defenders ... received offers from Arizona, Houston, Iowa State, Northwestern and Tulane ... plans on attending law school following undergraduate work ... High School Coach: Mitch Coey.
Baron Batch

RB, 5-10, 190, Fr-HS
Midland, Texas (Midland)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 27 running back nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 34 running back nationally (Scout.com)
  • No. 76 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Texas Class 5A All-State first team ... 5A Region I First Team and West Texas MVP (TexasHSFootball.com) ... tremendous acceleration and breakaway speed ... turned in 2,005 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... also scored three receiving TDs ... ranked third in state Class 5A in rushing yards and fourth in scoring ... rushed for 823 yards on 133 attempts and scored six touchdowns during junior season ... also caught 33 passes for 423 yards and another six scores ... benches 385, squats 440 and runs a 4.4 forty ... received offers from Purdue, Tennessee, New Mexico State, Duke and Northwestern ... High School Coach: Craig Yenzer.
Dwayne Baziel

DE, 6-3, 233, Fr-HS
Galveston, Texas (Ball)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • No. 54 defensive end nationally (Scout.com)
Class 5A Region III First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... District 24-5A Defensive MVP at tackle ... All-Greater Houston first team ... totaled six and a half sacks in 2005 ... projected as a strongside linebacker ... physical and active player ... has good size and frame to get bigger ... runs a 4.7 forty ... received offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, Utah, TCU and UTEP ... father, Dwayne, played football at Kansas State and lettered in 1986-87 ... High School Coach: Ron Holmes.
Buddy Brumit

OL, 6-3, 285, Fr-HS
Garland, Texas (Garland)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 33 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • No. 31 offensive guard nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 35 offensive guard nationally (Scout.com)
Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... good pass blocker, solid leadership abilities, aggressive and smart ... team averaged 28.3 points per game, 5.8 yards per play and logged 3,931 yards of total offense on the season ... benches 300, squats 500 and runs a 5.28 forty ... received offers from Arizona, Colorado State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State and Northwestern ... High School Coach: Jeff Jordan.
Blake Collier

LB, 6-2, 208, Fr-HS
Justin, Texas (Northwest)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 34 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • No. 24 linebacker nationally (Scout.com)
  • No. 25 linebacker nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 62 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Aggressive, athletic and quick ... placed first at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp among linebackers with a 4.46 ... District 9-4A second team senior season after totaling 72 tackles, three for loss, three forced fumbles, five knockdowns and three interceptions ... rushed nine times for 101 yards and a touchdown and caught 17 passes for 344 yard and two TDs as a running back last season ... first-team all-district as a junior after recording 88 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries ... runs sprints on NHS track team ... received offers from Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Texas A&M and Tulsa ... High School Coach: Leonard McAngus.
Michael Crabtree

WR, 6-2, 215, Fr-HS
Dallas, Texas (Carter)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 16 athlete nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 91 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
  • No. 10 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44
Played quarterback in high school ... passed for 870 yards and 11 touchdowns on 45-of-100 passing last season ... also ran for 646 yards and 9 touchdowns on 100 carries ... also ranked among the state's top 50 basketball recruits ... rushed for 469 yards and seven scores and completed 30-of-67 passes for 897 yards and eight touchdowns during junior season ... recorded an interception ... benches 270, squats 350 and has a 34-inch vertical ... also offered by Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Kansas ... High School Coach: Allen Wilson.
Jocques Crawford

RB, 5-11, 208, Fr-HS
Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 45 running back nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 18 overall prospect in Tennessee (Rivals.com)
Played in only four games in 2005, rushing for 460 yards and five touchdowns ... helped team claim Region 7-5A title in 2004 ... rushed for 1,381 yards and 19 touchdowns during junior season en route to Best of Prep honors from the Memphis Commercial-Appeal ... ran a 4.5 forty at the Oxford (Miss.) NIKE Training Camp ... also offered by Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi and North Carolina ... High School Coach: Lynord Crutchfield.
Ben Davis

OL, 6-8, 292, Fr-HS
Boerne, Texas (Boerne)

  • No 77 offensive tackle nationally (ESPN.com)
Projected as a tackle ... formidable presence on the line ... large frame ... helped lead BHS to 256.0 rushing yards per game, among the top 10 in the San Antonio area ... BHS averaged 30.1 points per game ... runs a 5.1 forty and benches 260 ... offered a scholarship by Tech at annual Texas Tech Summer Football Camp ... received interest Baylor, South Carolina, TCU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Tommy Bludau.
Tyler Duggins

OL, 6-7, 275, Fr-HS
Iowa Park, Texas (Iowa Park)

  • Texas Top 100 (Scout.com)
Named Red River 22 Large School MVP following senior season ... played on both sides of the ball as a senior ... 14 blocks led directly to touchdowns on offense, while he totaled 36 tackles, including five for loss, on defense ... earned first-team all-district honors as a junior and was named to the all-West Texas team after logging 73 pancake blocks ... also plays basketball ... received offers from Baylor, Purdue, TCU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Chris Ellis.
Brian Duncan

LB, 6-2, 228, Fr-HS
Baton Rouge, La. (Tara)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 50 inside linebacker nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 27 overall prospect in Louisiana (Rivals.com)
District 7-4A MVP after logging 114 tackles during senior season ... also named to Class 4A All-State first team ... state finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman national award given for academic achievement ... earned first-team all-district and all-state honors after posting 74 tackles, including 16 for loss, six sacks, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup as a junior ... benches 315, squats 495 and runs a 4.6 forty ... received offers from Baylor, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State ... High School Coach: David Prescott.
Sean Estelle

DE, 6-3, 245, Fr-HS
Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 46 strongside defensive end nationally (Rivals.com)
District 20-5A first team for second-straight year ... 5A Region III First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) helped lead Fort Bend Marshall to a 9-1 regular season record and district title ... recorded 104 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... team advanced to first round of Class 5A Division II state playoffs ... logged 96 tackles and four sacks en route to all-district first team honors as a junior ... timed at 4.76 in the forth, benches 295 and squats 525 ... was the top-ranked Heavyweight class Golden Gloves boxer when he was a freshman but he gave it up to concentrate on football ... also offered by Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Texas and Northwestern ... High School Coach: Dennis Brantley.
Steven Harris

S, 5-11, 180, Fr-HS
Lewisville, Texas (Hebron)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 47 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • No. 92 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Class 4A Region II First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... Tom Landry Award recipient for region's best defensive back (TexasHSFootball.com) ... District 9-4A Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... helped lead Hebron to and undefeated 15-0 season and Class 4A State Championship ... outstanding on both sides of the ball ... recruited as a safety ... gathered six interceptions in the playoffs alone and finished senior season with 10 picks and 100 tackles ... also rushed 16 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns and caught 40 passes for 504 yards and three TDs ... ran a 4.59 forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and all-district honors at both wide receiver and defensive back as a junior ... caught 39 passes for 626 yards and nine touchdowns and had 75 tackles and nine interceptions during junior season ... received offers from Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin ... High School Coach: Brian Brazil.
Rajon Henley

DT, 6-3, 250, Fr-HS
Galveston, Texas (Ball)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 38 defensive tackle nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 58 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44
Missed five games during senior season, but managed 46 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries as team went 8-2 ... recorded 70 tackles, six sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in 2004 ... offered by Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Utah ... High School Coach: Ron Holmes.
Leonard Hewitt

DB, 5-10, 175, Fr-HS
Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • No. 8 safety nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 15 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44
Class 5A Region II Defensive MVP (TexasHSFootball.com) ... aggressive cover corner who can come up in run support ... helped lead LHS to No. 3 ranking in Class 5A and No. 12 ranking nationally ... natural free safety with outstanding field awareness ... District 14-5A Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Greater Houston first team ... during senior season, grabbed eight picks, recorded 41 tackles and earned Class 5A All-State second team honors ... led Class 5A in interceptions ... totaled 120 tackles en route to all-state first team honors as a junior ... starter on varsity since sophomore season ... received offers from LSU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M and was additionally recruited by Miami (Fla.) and Texas ... runs a 4.42 forty ... benches 265 and squats 405 ... High School Coach: John Outlaw.
Jonathan Hollins

DE, 6-3, 228, Fr-HS
Baton Rouge, LA (Redemptorist)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 32 weakside defensive end nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 22 overall prospect in Louisiana (Rivals.com)
Named the Louisiana Class 3A Most Outstanding Defensive Player by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following senior season ... helped lead Redemptorist to the Class 3A State Championship ... recorded 103 tackles, 14 tackles for loss seven sacks, seven pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in 2005 ... earned first-team all-state, all-metro, all-district and was named the district's most valuable player as a junior ... posted 58 tackles, seven tackles for loss, seven sacks and three pass break ups during junior season ... received offers from Houston, Michigan State, Mississippi, Southern Mississippi and Central Florida ... timed at 4.85 in the forty at the Oxford (Miss.) NIKE Training Camp ... was fourth among all defensive end participants ... High School Coach: Sid Edwards.
Julius Howard

LB, 6-0, 220, Fr-HS
Irving, Texas (Nimitz)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 54 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • No. 45 inside linebacker nationally (Rivals.com)
Fast, athletic, strong and quick off the ball ... projected as an outside linebacker ... Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... District 6-5A first team on defense and second-team nod on offense ... totaled 110 tackles, two interceptions, 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries as a senior ... also accounted for 350 yards receiving, 300 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns ... had 62 tackles during junior season ... received offers from Baylor, Duke, Indiana, Kansas State and UTEP ... also recruited by Minnesota and Oklahoma ... runs a 4.5 forty, benches 300 and squats 500 ... father, James, played basketball at SMU and brother, James Jr., played basketball at Indiana State ... High School Coach: Mike Farda.
Adam James

TE, 6-3, 222, Fr-HS
Celina, Texas (Celina)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 30 tight end nationally (Scout.com)
Will enroll at Tech in January 2007 ... caught 24 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... District 13-2A first team ... timed a 4.6 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... also benches 295 ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... outstanding blocking abilities ... first-team all-conference and all-state honorable mention as a junior ... offered scholarships by Boston College, Mississippi, Tulsa and Wisconsin ... son of ABC and ESPN analyst Craig James ... High School Coach: Butch Ford.
Daniel Johnson

S, 6-3, 200, Fr-HS
Houston, Texas (Spring Woods)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 13 safety nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 16 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Tremendous size and speed ... missed much of 2005 season with an injury ... 58 tackles, an interception and seven pass breakups during junior season ... also offered by Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M ... older brother, Corey Campbell, is a safety at Tennessee ... High School Coach: Dwayne Eggerman.
Richard Jones

DT, 6-2, 265, Fr-HS
LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 47 defensive tackle nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 70 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Class 4A All-State first team ... named the Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club ... finished senior season with 55 tackles, 13 quarterback pressures, eight tackles for loss and five sacks ... timed at 5.29 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... also offered by Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Missouri, New Mexico and Rice ... great strength and explosion ... solid work ethic ... benches 375 and squats 550 ... High School Coach: Brian Erwin.
Lyle Leong

WR, 6-2, 168, Fr-HS
Abilene, Texas (Abilene)
Will enroll at Tech in January 2007 ... Texas Class 5A All-State first team in 2005 ... Class 5A Region I First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... All-Big Country Super Team (Abilene Reporter-News) ... grabbed 57 passes for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns last season ... ranked fifth in Class 5A in receiving yards ... caught 34 passes for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... runs a 4.5 forty and has a 38-inch vertical ... recruited by Baylor, Georgia Tech, SMU and TCU ... High School Coach: Steve Warren.

Dimitri Lott

OL, 6-2, 271, Fr-HS
Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 39 offensive guard nationally (Rivals.com)
Class 5A Region III Second Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... Texas Class 5A first team senior season ... good footwork and vision ... helped lead team to 9-1 overall mark and 7-0 record in District 20-5A play ... team averaged 445 yards of total offense ... timed at 5.49 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... benches 320 and squats 500 ... also offered scholarships by Arizona, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State and TCU ... High School Coach: Dennis Brantley.
Broderick Marshall

DT, 6-4, 278, Fr-HS
Austin, Texas (McCallum)

  • No. 75 defensive tackle nationally (ESPN.com)
District 25-4A Defensive MVP ... helped lead team to District 25-4A championship and Class 4A Division II regional round ... finished senior season with 47 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles and three pass breakups ... part of a defense that held opponents to 14.9 points per game and 250 yards of total offense ... four-year starter ... physical player with strong upper body and good hands ... timed a 4.96 forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... bench max of 290 and squats 510 ... offered scholarships by Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Nebraska ... High School Coach: Pat Honeycutt.
Franklin Mitchem

S, 6-3, 200, Fr-HS
Klein, Texas (Collins)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 35 safety nationally (Scout.com)
  • No. 36 safety nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 40 overall prospect in Texas (Scout.com)
Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... Class 5A Region II First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... All-Greater Houston first team after logging 86 tackles, 59 of those solo, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and five pass breakups during senior season ... earned all-district second team honors after totaling 84 tackles, including 51 solo, one tackle for loss, a sack, an interception, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries during junior season ... runs a 4.7 forty, benches 215 and squats 350 ... starter on the Klein Collins basketball team ... also offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Mississippi and Oklahoma State ... High School Coach: Ronnie Feldman.
Ofa Mohetau

OL, 6-3, 340, Jr-TR
Euless, Texas (Trinity/College of the Sequoias)

  • Five-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Four-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 2 overall junior college prospect nationally (SuperPrep)
Will have two years to play ... originally signed with BYU out of high school and started eight games as a true freshman ... transferred to College of the Sequoias following injury during sophomore season ... JuCal Transfer Preseason All-America Team in 2005 ... rated the No. 1 guard in the country by Rivals.com in 2003 coming out of high school ... CNNSI.com High School All-American ... SuperPrep Elite 50 selection ... recorded 104 knockdowns and 45 pancakes as a senior ... runs a 5.0 forty ... also offered by Florida and recruited by Southern Cal and Texas A&M for the 2006 signing period ... recruited by BYU, Texas, Arizona State, Colorado, Miami and Nebraska out of high school ... Junior College Coach: Curtis Allen ... High School Coach: Steve Lineweaver.
LaRon Moore

DB, 5-9, 179, Fr-HS
Midwest City, Okla. (Midwest City)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 85 overall recruit nationally (Tom Lemming)
  • No. 30 cornerback nationally (Scout.com)
  • No. 38 cornerback nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 5 overall prospect in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)
  • Hodge 150 (ESPN.com)
USA Today All-America second team ... double-dipped during senior season as a standout on both sides of the ball ... totaled 64 tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries as one of the state's top defenders ... during senior season, caught 29 balls for 789 yards and eight touchdowns ... also rushed 56 times for 515 yards and four scores and scored three times on punt returns, twice on kickoff returns and once on an interception ... all-city selection as a junior after posting 1,006 yards on 110 rushes and 13 touchdowns ... four-year varsity starter ... versatile athlete who played several positions in high school, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back ... set the Oklahoma state record in the 200 meters with a 21.01 during sophomore season ... timed at 4.37 ... benches 265 and squats 490 ... also offered by Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Stanford ... High School Coach: Jesse Wall.
Chris Olson

OL, 6-5, 280, Fr-HS
Dallas, Texas (Highland Park)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 42 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
  • No. 37 offensive tackle nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 39 offensive tackle nationally (Scout.com)
  • No. 95 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
Class 4A All-State pick ... Class 4A Region II First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... helped lead HPHS to 15-0 record and Class 4A State Championship ... District 11-4A first team after posting 90 knockdowns and allowing no sacks ... team averaged 35 points per game ... second-team All-District 11-4A after recording 75 pancake blocks and not allowing a sack during junior season ... runs a 5.2 forty ... benches 365 and squats 450 ... also offered by Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Utah, Vanderbilt, SMU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Randy Allen.
Taylor Potts

QB, 6-5, 210, Fr-HS
Abilene, Texas (Abilene)

  • Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 13 pro-style quarterback nationally (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 47 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44
Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... Class 5A Region I First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... All-Big Country Class 4A-5A Offensive Player of the Year (Abilene Reporter-News) ... completed 230-of-332 passes for 3,155 yards and 23 touchdowns ... passing yards ranked sixth in Class 5A ... also rushed for four scores ... All-District 3-5A first team after completing 172-of-272 for 2,897 yards and 30 touchdowns during junior season ... runs a 4.8 forty ... also recruited by Michigan, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: Steve Warren.
Adrian Reese

TE, 6-6, 205, Fr-HS
Longview, Texas (Longview)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com)
  • No. 45 tight end nationally (Rivals.com)
Class 5A Region II First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... received Dave Parks Award for region's best tight end (TexasHSFootball.com) ... helped lead LHS to No. 5 ranking in Class 5A ... named to District 12-5A first team after grabbing 15 receptions for 359 yards and two touchdowns during senior season ... also started at linebacker as a senior ... caught six passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns en route to All-District 12-5A first team honors during junior season ... timed at 4.6 in the forty, benches 240 and squats 375 ... has a 31-inch vertical ... also offered by Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State ... sister, Shala, was Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2002 and player of the year in 2003 at Western Kentucky ... brother, Reggie, ran track at Prairie View A&M ... High School Coach: John King.
Trevor Reilly

LB, 6-5, 200, Fr-HS
San Diego, Calif. (Valley Center)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Scout.com)
Will serve a two-year Mormon mission before enrolling at Tech ... totaled 83 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and six sacks last season ... also caught 24 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end ... All-CIF second team senior season ... totaled 131 tackles, 13 for loss, nine sacks and four fumble recoveries during junior season ... benches 275, squats 340 and runs a 4.8 forty ... also recruited by BYU and Utah ... High School Coach: Rob Gilster.
Jarrell Routt

DB, 6-0, 187, Fr-HS
Texas City, Texas (Texas City)
Class 4A All-State honorable mention ... described as a "power" corner by his high school coaches ... played running back and wide receiver during senior season ... also offered by Iowa State, Mississippi and Arkansas State ... High School Coach: Tim Finn.

Jamar Wall

DB, 5-10, 180, Fr-HS
Plainview, Texas (Plainview)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 29 athlete nationally (Rivals.com)
Recruited as a cornerback ... Class 4A All-State first team ... District 4-4A first team as a running back, defensive back and punter ... named to Amarillo Globe-News Golden Spread Team and selected as player of the year ... rushed for 2,735 yards and 42 touchdowns during senior season ... led Class 4A in rushing yards and scoring ... rushed for 406 of 466 total yards in the first half against Hereford during senior season (23.3 yards per carry) ... also finished the season with two interceptions and a punt return for a touchdown ... earned Class 4A All-State first team honors after rushing for 2,024 yards and 28 touchdowns on 308 attempts as a junior ... also caught 10 passes for 113 yards ... timed at 4.5 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... 38-inch vertical ... brother of former Tech hoops standout Koy Smith ... also offered by Baylor, Kansas State, Purdue, Wake Forest, SMU, TCU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Marty McClintock.
Dan'Tay Ward

DT, 6-2, 291, Fr-HS
Waco, Texas (Waco)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 63 defensive tackle nationally (Rivals.com)
District 13-5A first team ... registered four sacks, 14 quarterback hurries and 60 tackles in 2005 ... first-team all-district as a junior after posting 56 tackles and seven sacks ... runs a 5.2 forty, benches 330 and squats 550 ... also offered by Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State and SMU ... plans to study criminal justice ... High School Coach: Johnny Tusa.
Brandon Williams

DE, 6-3, 245, Fr-HS
Fort Worth, Texas (South Hills)

  • No. 69 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)
District 8-4A first team after posting 102 tackles and 11 sacks during senior season ... rated as one of the state's top 20 defensive linemen ... runs a 4.8 forty ... also offered by Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Central Florida and SMU ... High School Coach: Jerry Watson.
Marlon Williams

LB, 5-11, 209, Fr-HS
Pflugerville, Texas (Pflugerville)

  • Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com)
  • No. 41 inside linebacker nationally (Rivals.com)
  • No. 96 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com)
District 15-5A first team as a senior ... posted 86 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... also managed 500 rushing yards and eight touchdowns ... named to district first team after recording 125 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries during junior season ... timed at 4.59 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... benches 335 and squats 500 ... also recruited by Arizona and Oklahoma State ... High School Coach: George Hermann.
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