Tennessee Vol Football Signees

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Here are the Tennessee Vol football signees:

Feb. 5

Daniel Brooks - Linebacker, 6-3, 230
Jackson (Jackson Central-Merry HS)
Corey Campbell - Safety, 6-3, 195
Spring, Texas (Westfield HS)
Britton Colquitt - Kicker/Punter, 6-3, 188
Knoxville (Bearden HS)
Brad Cottam - Tight End, 6-8, 240
Memphis (Evangelical Christian School)
Roshaun Fellows - Defensive Back, 6-1, 175
Warren, Ark. (Warren HS)
Zarnell Fitch - Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 280


Corsicana, Texas (Navarro College)
Antonio Gaines - Running Back, 5-9, 180
Covington (Covington HS)
Bill Grimes - Wide Receiver, 6-4, 205
Douglasville, Ga. (Chapel Hill HS)
Bo Hardegree - Quarterback, 6-5, 195
Jackson (Jackson Central-Merry HS)
Jonathan Hefney - Cornerback, 5-10, 172
Rock Hill, S.C. (Rock Hill HS)
Jared Hostetter - Lineman, 6-5, 245
Louisa, Ky. (Lawrence County HS)
Brandon Johnson - Defensive Back, 6-2, 198
Tulsa, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College)
Turk McBride - Defensive End, 6-4, 235
Camden, N.J. (Woodrow Wilson HS)
Tony McDaniel - Defensive Line, 6-7, 270
Columbia, S.C. (W.J. Keenan HS)
Robert Meachem - Wide Receiver, 6-3, 200
Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)
Jarod Parrish - Defensive Back, 6-2, 180
Summerville, Ga. (Chattooga HS)
Arron Sears - Offensive Line, 6-4, 300
Russellville, Ala. (Russellville HS)
Bret Smith - Wide Receiver, 6-3, 175
Warren, Ark. (Warren HS)
Jayson Swain - Wide Receiver, 6-2, 205
Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)
Eric Young - Offensive Line, 6-5, 270
Union, S.C. (Union HS)

Signees currently enrolled at UT and will participate in Spring Practice
*Steven Jones - Offensive Line/Defensive Line, 6-6, 291
Brentwood (Brentwood HS)
*Jon Poe - Linebacker, 6-0, 235
Covington (Coffeyville CC)

Daniel Brooks
Linebacker, 6-3, 230
Jackson (Jackson Central-Merry HS)
Named Parade magazine All-America ... Selected All-America and the nation’s No. 20 linebacker prospect by SuperPrep ... Named to Tom Lemming’s 2003 Super Team and ranked by Lemming as the nation’s No. 13 overall prospect and No. 1 inside linebacker prospect ... Listed as the nation’s No. 31 overall prospect in the Rivals 100 ... Rated by Rivals.com as the country’s No. 4 inside linebacker prospect, the No. 11 overall prospect in the Southeast Top 100 and top overall prospect in Tennessee ... Rated as the nation’s No. 7 linebacker prospect by TheInsiders.com and ranked as the No. 68 overall prospect on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 ... Was a CNNSI.com/BorderWars.com First Team All-South selection ... Listed on the BorderWars.com Hot 100 and rated by BorderWars.com as the No. 1 overall prospect in Tennessee ... Listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 ... Named a first-team defense member of the Fox Sports Net Countdown to Signing Day All-South Team ... Listed as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee by the Kingsport Times-News and The Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Made AP and sportswriters All-State, All-West Tennessee and All-Region 7 ... Named Player of the Year and Mr. Football in state of Tennessee ... Helped lead Jackson Central-Merry to a 12-1 record and a berth in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A state playoffs while logging 113 tackles and five sacks as a senior ... Made 16 solo tackles versus Germantown HS his senior year ... Helped Central-Merry to a 9-3 record during his junior season, registering 104 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss and three caused fumbles ... Also a first-team All-Region selection as a junior ... Played at the same high school as former UT linebacker Al Wilson ... Also a member of the track squad, running the open 200M (23.7) and the 4x200M relay ... Coach at Jackson Central-Merry HS: Jim Hardegree ... Full name: Daniel Gerard Brooks ... Born: Oct. 6, 1983.

Corey Campbell
Safety, 6-3, 195
Spring, Texas (Westfield HS)
Selected All-America and the country’s No. 30 defensive back prospect by SuperPrep ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 24 defensive back prospect and No. 43 overall prospect in Texas by Rivals.com ... Listed as the nation’s No. 23 safety prospect by Tom Lemming ... Rated the nation’s No. 8 safety prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Listed as the No. 45 overall prospect in Texas by the Austin American-Statesman ... Named by the Houston Chronicle a member of the Chronicle’s Top 100 ... Ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect in the Big 12 region by HeartlandRecruiting.com and also listed on the HeartlandRecruiting.com Hot 100 ... Listed as a preseason All-America selection and the No. 18 defensive back prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... A preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar ... Ended his high school career with 17 interceptions ... Compiled 70 tackles his senior year ... As a junior, made 10 interceptions and 95 tackles while helping Westfield to a 12-2 record and the state semifinals, where it lost to eventual Division II state champion Lufkin in overtime ... A three-year defensive starter who also returned kickoffs as a senior ... Also a high school track and field standout ... Won the Rice Invitational 100M in 10.5 seconds ... Also ran anchor for school’s 4x100M relay team ... Coach at Westfield HS: Ron Lynch ... Full name: Corey Campbell ... Born: August 11, 1984.

Britton Colquitt
Kicker/Punter, 6-3, 188
Knoxville (Bearden HS)
Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 28 kicking prospect ... The Knoxville News-Sentinel listed him as the No. 4 kicker prospect in Tennessee ... Garnered AP and Sportswriters All-State honors in both his junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 45.2 yards on 41 punts and also made a 52-yard field goal as a senior ... Kicked the game-winning field goal in a 10-9 victory over Science Hill HS his senior year, during which he had six punts for a 52.2 -yard average with three downed inside the five-yard line ... More than 95 percent of his kickoffs went into the end zone ... Three-year kicker and punter, and had 34 catches for 344 yards as a receiver his senior season ... Brother of current Tennessee punter Dustin Colquitt and son of former UT and Pittsburgh Steeler star Craig Colquitt ... Key member of Bearden High soccer team that went 25-0 in 2002, won its second straight state title and finished the season No. 1 in the NSCAA/Adidas national rankings ... Played forward on that team, with 16 goals and 15 assists ... Scored the game-winning goal in the fourth overtime of the state championship game, a 4-3 win over Clarksville HS ... Coach at Bearden HS: Paul Maynard. ... Full name: Britton Douglas Colquitt ... Born: March 20, 1985.

Brad Cottam
Tight End, 6-8, 240
Memphis (Evangelical Christian School)
Ranked as the nation’s No. 44 tight end prospect and No. 12 overall prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... Considered the No. 7 overall prospect in Tennessee by BorderWars.com ... Rated as the nation’s No. 40 tight end prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Listed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 ... Rated as the No. 8 prospect in Tennessee by The Knoxville News-Sentinel ... No. 10 prospect in Tennessee on the Kingsport Times-News Super 16 Class of 2003 ... Member of the 2002 All-Metro Memphis private school team ... Served as team captain and two-year starter at tight end ... As a senior, had 24 receptions for 340 yards and five scores ... Against Harding Academy, had five catches for 120 yards ... Also a standout basketball player, averaging more than 10 points as a senior, and capped double figures as a junior ... Coach at Evangelical Christian: Jim Heinz ... Full name: Bradley Joseph Cottam ... Born: Nov. 27, 1984.

Roshaun Fellows
Defensive Back, 6-1, 175
Warren, Ark. (Warren HS)
Selected All-America and the nation’s No. 28 defensive back prospect by SuperPrep ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 35 cornerback prospect and the No. 6 overall prospect in Arkansas ... Listed by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 22 cornerback prospect ... Rated as the nation’s No. 23 cornerback prospect by TheInsiders.com ... A 2002 Class AAA All-State
selection ... As a senior, had 77 catches for more than 1,000 yards, while making six interecptions on defense ... Set school record with 23 career interceptions ... Two-year starter on both offense and defense as Warren captured back-to-back state championships ... Listed in the preseason as the No. 3 overall prospect in Arkansas ... Preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar ... An All-State, All-Conference, All-Junior Team and All-Southeast Arkansas selection as a junior ... Caught 55 passes for 959 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense, while also making 44 tackles, 22 assists and seven interceptions on defense his junior season ... Also participated in basketball and track and field ... Coach at Warren HS: Bo Hembree ... Full name: Roshaun Michael Fellows ... Born: July 20, 1985.

Zarnell Fitch
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 280
Corsicana, Texas (Navarro College)
As a sophomore at Navarro College, had 48 tackles (37 unassisted), two fumble recoveries, two sacks and a forced fumble ... A two-year starter at Navarro, where he earned honorable mention All-Conference honors in 2002 ... Played high school football at Star Spencer High School in Spencer, Okla. ... Coach at Navarro College: Chuck Lawrence ... Coach at Star Spencer HS: Shannon Watford ... Full name: Zarnell S. Fitch ... Born: July 6, 1983.


Antonio Gaines
Running Back, 5-9, 180
Covington (Covington HS)
Listed by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 25 all-purpose back and the No. 15 overall prospect in Tennessee ... Rated as the No. 11 prospect in Tennessee by The Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Rushed for 230 yards on 28 carries with four touchdowns before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during the second game of his senior season ... Despite his injury, Covington finished with an 11-1 record and made the quarterfinals of the state playoffs ... Three-year starter as a running back and played defensive back on defense ... Garnered All-Metro Memphis and All-Region honors during his junior season ... As a junior, rushed for more than 1,300 yards and scored 21 touchdowns ... Against Ripley HS, rushed for 350 yards and four touchdowns for his best outing ... Coach at Covington HS: Jake Linville ... Full name: Antonio Dejuan Gaines ... Born: Nov. 25, 1984.

Bill Grimes
Wide Receiver, 6-4, 205
Douglasville, Ga. (Chapel Hill HS)
Ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 37 overall prospect in Georgia ... Rated in the preseason as a Southeast All-Region selection by PrepStar ... Listed in the preseason as the No. 33 overall prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep ... As a junior, made 39 catches for 740 yards and twelve touchdowns ... Scored three touchdowns (two receving touchdowns, one kick return touchdown) in three consecutive games during his junior season ... Played baseball and earned All-County honors as a sophomore and junior ... Made All-County his freshman, sophomore and junior years on the basketball squad ... Also competed in track in the long jump (22-1) ... Coach at Chapel Hill HS: Steve Rodick ... Full name: William Anjrome Grimes ... Born: Oct. 18, 1984.

Bo Hardegree
Quarterback, 6-5, 195
Jackson (Jackson Central-Merry HS)
Rated by TheInsiders.com as the nation’s No. 93 quarterback prospect ... Made sportswriters All-State team, All-West Tennessee and was named Region 7 MVP ... As a senior, completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,869 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Also had three rushing touchdowns ... Best game came against Bolton HS, when he had 302 yards passing and four touchdowns ... Guided Jackson Central-Merry to a 12-1 record and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A state playoffs his senior season ... Best game came against Bolton HS, when he had 302 yards passing and four touchdowns ... High school teammate of fellow 2003 Tennessee signee Daniel Brooks and coached by his father, Jim Hardegree ... A member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and a team captain ... Also a standout on the tennis court, Hardegree won the Class 3A state singles championship as a junior, going 25-0 ... Coach at Jackson Central-Merry HS: Jim Hardegree ... Full name: Robert Duncan Hardegree ... Born: July 5, 1984.

Jonathan Hefney
Cornerback, 5-10, 172
Rock Hill, S.C. (Rock Hill HS)
Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 24 cornerback prospect and the No. 18 overall prospect in South Carolina ... Rated as the No. 11 overall prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... Named All-Region on both offensive and defensive ... Led his team to a 15-0 record in 2002 with more than 80 tackles and five interceptions as a senior... Had interception and fumble return for touchdowns ... Also rushed 96 times from the quarterback position for more than 800 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Completed 32 of 62 passes for four touchdowns ... Returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns ... Rock Hill was the state’s only undefeated prep team in 2002 ... Set school record for career starts with 56, breaking the old mark of 55 held by current Pittsburgh Steeler DB Chris Hope ... Listed as a preseason Atlantic All-Region selection by PrepStar ... As a junior, made 81 tackles and intercepted five passes ... Had six interceptions in his first two prep seasons ... Coach at Rock Hill HS: Jim Ringer ... Full name: Jonathan J. Hefney ... Born: Feb. 27, 1985.

Jared Hostetter
Lineman, 6-5, 245
Louisa, Ky. (Lawrence County HS)
Named All-America and the nation’s No. 16 linebacker prospect by SuperPrep ... Rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 37 strongside defensive end prospect and the No. 4 overall prospect in Kentucky ... Listed as the nation’s No. 30 defensive end prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Selected to the BorderWars.com Hot 100 ... Named to The Courier-Journal 2002 All-State Football Team and also earned All-State honors as a junior ... In his senior year, he capped All-Area honors and was named AAA District 6 Player of the Year ... Had 118 tackles including 10 TFLs, of which six were sacks ... Biggest game was against Sheldon Clarke High, where he recorded 19 tackles and three TFLs ... Named team defensive MVP ... A four-year starter on offense at tight end and started three years at linebacker ... Also a member of the track team, running on the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams, usually on the third leg ... Coach at Lawrence County HS: Gary McPeek ... Full name: Martin Jared Hostetter ... Born: Oct. 11, 1984

Brandon Johnson
Defensive Back, 6-2, 198
Tulsa, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College)
Helped guide the Golden Horsemen to an 11-1 record in 2002, with the team being crowned Southwest Junior College Football Conference champions and garnering a No. 2 ranking in the final NJCAA poll ... Redshirted the 2001 season, then started at cornerback as a freshman in 2002 ... Had five interceptions and 12 PBUs to go with 30 unassisted tackles, 19 assists and one sack ... Named honorable mention All-Conference ... Coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College: Dale Patterson ... Coach at Victory Christian HS: Brad Ferguson ... Full name: Brandon Corey Johnson ... Born: Aug. 1, 1982.

Steven Jones
Lineman, 6-6, 291 Brentwood (Brentwood HS)
Enrolled at UT in January 2003 ... Considered one of the top prospects in Tennessee ... Selected as a SuperPrep All-America and the nation's No. 22 defensive line prospect ... Ranked the No. 11 player nationally on the line by Rivals.com and the No. 4 player in the state ... Rated the nation's No. 51 lineman prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in Tennessee by BorderWars.com and listed on the BorderWars.com Hot 100 ... Also rated the No. 4 prospect in Tennessee on the Kingsport Times-News Super 16 team ... Named first-team All-Midstate at defensive line by The Tennessean ... Listed as the No. 3 overall prospect in Tennessee by The Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Had 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries for Brentwood High team that won the Tennessee 5A state championship with a 10-7 victory over Murfreesboro Riverdale ... Victory capped string of 14 consecutive wins after season opening loss ... Also added six sacks and eight tackles for loss ... As a junior, registered six sacks and more than 80 tackles ... Son of nine-year NFL veteran Mike Jones, who finished his career with the Tennessee Titans and played college football for North Carolina State ... Coach at Brentwood HS: Ron Crawford ... Full name: Steven Jones ... Born: Dec. 21, 1984.

Turk McBride
Defensive End, 6-4, 235
Camden, N.J. (Woodrow Wilson HS)
Named Parade magazine All-America ... Selected All-America and the country’s No. 7 defensive line prospect by SuperPrep ... Ranked the coutry’s No. 36 overall prospect in the SuperPrep Elite 50 ... Rated the No. 80 overall prospect nationally in the Rivals 100 ... Listed by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 7 weakside defensive end prospect and the No. 4 overall prospect in New Jersey ... Considered the nation’s No. 76 overall prospect and the No. 8 outside linebacker prospect by Tom Lemming ... Listed as the nation’s No. 32 overall prospect on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 ... Earned All-State, All-Area, All-Group 3, All-Conference and All-South Jersey honors ... Set school record with 16 sacks as a senior after totaling 13 his junior year ... As a senior, made 67 tackles, four fumble recoveries, four caused fumbles, one interception and four blocked punts during his senior season ... Was a four-year starter at receiver and a two-year starter at defensive end ... Ranked a preseason All-America and the No. 5 overall prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep ... As a junior, made 60 tackles and had 16 sacks to go with three fumble recoveries, four blocked field goals and two fumble returns for scores ... On offense that season, he had 24 catches for 486 yards and nine touchdowns ... Specialized in shot put and discus for the track and field team, but also ran the 100M ... Coach at Woodrow Wilson HS: Mike McBride ... Full name: Claude Maurice McBride ... Born: May 30, 1985.


Tony McDaniel
Defensive Line, 6-7, 270 Columbia, S.C. (W.J. Keenan HS)
Ranked the nation's No. 47 strongside defensive end prospect and No. 12 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 15 overall prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... Named to The State's Class AAAA/AAA All-Area Team ... Rated by TigersIllustrated.com the No. 1 defensive lineman in South Carolina and the No. 9 overall prospect in South Carolina ... As a senior, had nearly 100 tackles with 15 sacks en route to becoming an All-State selection and participant in the annual Shrine Bowl Game ... Listed as a preseason Atlantic All-Region selection by PrepStar ... Coach at W.J. Keenan HS: Ernie Hughes ... Full name: Anthony D. McDaniel ... Born: Jan. 28, 1985

Robert Meachem
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 200
Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS)
Named Parade Magazine All-America ... Was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma ... Listed as the No. 20 overall prospect on the Rivals 100 ... Rated the nation’s No. 3 wide receiver prospect, the No. 4 overall prospect in the Midlands and the No. 1 overall prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com ... Selected All-America and rated the No. 2 wide receiver prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... Ranked the nation’s No. 33 overall prospect and No. 8 wide receiver prospect by Tom Lemming ... Rated the No. 31 overall prospect on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 ... An All-State selection and also nominated for the Jim Thorpe Award ... As a senior, racked up 543 receiving yards for 10 touchdowns and rushed for 531 yards and eight touchdowns ... Guided his team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the state AAAAA championship ... Listed as the No. 21 overall prospect on the preseason Rivals 100 ... Rated in the preseason the nation’s No. 6 wide receiver by SuperPrep ... Plays point guard on the two-time defending state basketball championship team ... Coach at Booker T. Washington HS: Antwain Jimmerson ... Full name: Robert Emery Meachem ... Born: Sept. 28, 1984.

Jarod Parrish
Defensive Back, 6-2, 180
Summerville, Ga. (Chattooga HS)
Ranked the nation’s No. 42 safety prospect and the No. 48 overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Listed as one of the top 50 prospects in Georgia by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Garnered All-State honors as a senior and All-Region honors as a junior ... Was a two-year starter at quarterback and a three-year starter at cornerback and safety ... Teams made playoffs in each of his three years ... As a senior, recorded 63 tackles and intercepted four passes ... Played as an option quarterback in addition to safety his senior season and rushed for more than 600 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Had the game-winning touchdown on a 63-yard punt return against Coosa HS and had two interceptions against Armuchee HS during his senior season ... Scored 16 total touchdowns as a junior on 700 yards receiving and 600 yards rushing ... Defensively, made 40 tackles and six interceptions ... Holds school career-points record in basketball and was the fastest to reach 1,000 points in school history ... Had a .362 batting average in baseball as a center fielder ... Coach at Summerville HS: John Starr ... Full name: Jarod Rafel Parrish ... Born: April 12, 1985.

Jon Poe
Linebacker, 6-0, 235 Covington (Coffeyville CC)
Enrolled at UT in January 2003 ... Graduated from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College prior to enrolling at UT ... Listed as the No. 38 junior college prospect in the SuperPrep JUCO 100 ... Earned second-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors and was an All-Region VII choice at linebacker after making 69 tackles for a team that finished 9-3 ... Coffeyville placed second in the KJCCC and defeated Rochester (Minn.) in the Dalton Defenders Bowl, the school's second consecutive bowl victory ... Helped team to a 7-4 mark in 2001 ... Despite not playing his high school senior season, named The Knoxville News Sentinel's No. 12 player on its Top 25 list ... A three-year starter at linebacker and fullback ... Received All-Metro Memphis honors from 1997-99 ... Sat out his senior season while rehabilitating a knee injury he suffered in preseason practice ... Had an outstanding junior season, recording 75 tackles for a 12-2 squad that reached the state semifinals ... Coach at Coffeyville CC: Jeff Leiker ... Coach at Covington HS: Jeff McFerian ... Full name: Jonathan Len Poe ... Born: Oct. 31, 1982.

Arron Sears
Offensive Line, 6-4, 300
Russellville, Ala. (Russellville HS)
Ranked by Rivals.com the nation’s No. 13 offensive tackle prospect, the No. 68 overall prospect in the Southeast and the No. 7 prospect in Alabama ... Listed by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 53 overall prospect and the country’s top-ranked offensive tackle prospect ... Selected Class 5A Lineman of the Year by Alabama High School Sports Magazine ... Named to the third-team offense on the Fox Sports Net Countdown to Signing Day All-South Team ... Listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 ... Played in the U.S. Army Reserve High School All-Star Game ... Listed as a preseason All-America selection by PrepStar ... Coach at Russellville HS: Perry Swindall ... Full name: Arron Eugene Sears ... Born: Oct. 25, 1984.

Bret Smith
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 175
Warren, Ark. (Warren HS)
Named Parade magazine All-America ... Selected as an All-America, the nation’s No. 27 wide receiver prospect and the No. 1 overall prospect in Arkansas by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 14 wide receiver prospect in the nation, the No. 43 overall prospect in the Southeast and the No. 1 overall prospect in Arkansas by Rivals.com ... Ranked by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 44 overall prospect and the No. 6 wide receiver prospect ... Selected to the Class AAA All-State Team ... Played in the U.S. Army Reserve High School All-Star Game ... Finished his senior season with 62 receptions for 1,162 yards ... Rated in the preseason the No. 93 overall prospect in the Rivals 100 ... Selected as a preseason All-America by SuperPrep ... Finished with nearly 1,900 yards receiving on 103 receptions, including 23 touchdowns, for Arkansas' Class 3A champions as a junior ... Coach at Warren HS: Bo Hembree ... Full name: Bret G. Smith ... Born: Jan. 14, 1985.

Jayson Swain
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 205
Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)
Named to USA Today’s Super 25 ... Selected as a Riddell Footwear High School All-America ... Named a SuperPrep All-America and rated the nation’s No. 9 wide receiver prospect ... Rated the nation’s No. 55 overall prospect in the Rivals 100 ... Ranked by Rivals.com the nation’s No. 6 wide receiver prospect, the No. 21 overall prospect in the Southeast Top 100 and the No. 2 overall prospect in Alabama ... Ranked by Tom Lemming the nation’s No. 21 overall prospect and the No. 4 wide receiver prospect ... Rated by TheInsiders.com the nation’s No. 7 wide receiver prospect and listed as the nation’s No. 56 overall prospect on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 ... Also featured on the BorderWars.com Hot 100 ... Named to the second-team offense on the Fox Sports Net Countdown to Signing Day All-South Team ... Listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 ... Started in the U.S. Army Reserve High School All-Star Game and caught two touchdown passes ... Named All-State, All-North Alabama Metro and All-City, where he capped MVP honors ... Caught 52 passes for 743 yards and seven TDs as a senior at Class 6A Grissom High despite missing two games late in the season with a sprained medial collateral ligament ... As a junior, amassed more than 800 yards of total offense and scored nine times ... Had a breakthrough sophomore campaign, during which he caught 96 passes for 1,270 yards, including 17 touchdowns, and garnered All-America honors ... Earned All-State honors as a freshman, catching 68 passes for 940 yards ... Also played basketball his freshman, sophomore and junior years ... Coach at Grissom HS: Ronny Massey ... Full name: Jayson Curtis Swain ... Born: July 27, 1984.

Eric Young
Offensive Line, 6-5, 270
Union, S.C. (Union HS)
Named Parade Magazine All-America ... Selected first-team All-America by CNNSI.com/TheInsiders.com ... Selected All-America and the nation’s No. 6 offensive line prospect by SuperPrep ... Listed by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 9 offensive lineman ... Ranked the nation’s No. 3 offensive line prospect by TheInsiders.com and listed as the nation’s No. 20 overall prospect on TheInsiders.com Hot 100 ... Named first team on the CNNSI.com/BorderWars.com All-South Team ... Listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern100 ... Named a first-team offense member of the Fox Sports Net All-South Team ... Listed as the No. 8 offensive lineman prospect by Rivals.com ... Rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 8 offensive tackle prospect, the No. 44 overall prospect in the Southeast and the No. 3 overall prospect in South Carolina ... Starter in Shrine Bowl at offensive tackle in Dec. 2002 ... Two-time All-State selection ... Had 33 pancake blocks as a senior and 183 during his career ... Three-year starter at offensive tackle, whose teams played in three state championship games, winning two and compiling a 40-5 record during that span in Class AAA ... Named preseason All-America by SuperPrep Magazine ... Garnered All-Region, All-Area and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman honors as a junior ... Runs a 4.8 40-yard dash ... Described by his coach as extremely athletic for his position and size ... As a junior, was the state high school shot put champion with a toss of 54-6 ... Coach at Union HS: Mike Anthony ... Full name: Eric Darrell Young ... Born: Nov. 22, 1983.



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