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2005 tOSU Recruiting Targets - Defense

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2004 US Army National Combine Results


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Spencer Adkins- 6-0 225 Naples FL 4.48 40- Best overall score (SPARQ rating) of any athlete in all Nike camps this Spring. Bench max: 340 pounds, Bench reps: 24, Squat max: 530 pounds, Vertical leap: 37 inches, Shuttle time: 4.38 seconds. Adkins earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors as a junior. He totaled 60 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 16 quarterback pressures and three pass breakups last season, as he led his team to the state championship game where they lost to Daytona Beach Mainland. His top 7 are Miami, FSU, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State - in any order. Miami probably leads. tOSU has offered
Melvin Alaeze- 6-3 273 Randallstown (MD) 4.7 40- 3.4 GPA-First-team all-division, first-team all-county, first-team all-metro D.C., and second-team all-state. '03 stats: 55 tackles and 15 sacks- Bench 310/Squat 405- He ran an incredible 4.54 40 at PSU NIke- tOSU appears to lead over offers from USC, MD, BC, Cryami, Fla & Va Tech- tOSU has offered
Walker Ashley - 6-5 275 Eden Prarie MN 4.9 40-All State as a junior, named to Star Tribune and Kare-11 All-Metro team. He is a two year starter and won a state title in 2002. Had eight sacks. Ashley's father is a former Minnesota Viking and Penn State Nittany Lion of the same name. His top 3 are in no order USC, tOSU and PSU. tOSU has offered
Rolando Barragan - 6-3 270 Inglewood (Morningside) CA -3.0 GPA-A two time all-state underclass selection. He played right tackle on offense and rush end on defense finishing with 101 tackles, 36 for loss, 17 quarterback sacks, recovered six fumbles and forced five others. tOSU is the favorite followed by FSU, Fla and Tex. tOSU is in contact
Callahan Bright - 6-3 320 4.9 Rosemont PA - All conference his junior year, plays DT and along the offensive line. Big man with good quickness. Already has offers from the likes of Miami, Florida St., Georgia and LSU. Ohio State is now listed among his favorites. tOSU has offered.
Tyler Clifford- 6-3 215 Portsmouth, OH 4.8 40- could play DE or TE- he is expected to fill out to 245lbs. He had 81 tackles on defense last season and was first team All-Southeast Ohio District/first-team Division 4 All-State this past season. Schools of interest include Pitt, Indiana, PU, WV, Cincy and tOSU.
Ryan Custer- 6-4 290 Troy Ohio-3.75 GPA-Teammate of Todd Denlinger- Two-way prospect who could play OL or DT in college, but prefers defense. Good playmaker with straight line speed and instincts. He will camp at tOSU
Todd Denlinger- 6-4 265 Troy Ohio 4.7 40 –3.65 GPA- Bench Press 340, 450 squat and 28" vertical. Has played MLB in HS. He is a very athletic big man. Last season he had 125 tackles, 17 for loss, and a couple of sacks. Early offers from Pitt and Maryland. Big Buckeye fan and is tOSU's to lose. tOSU verbal
Christian Fleming- 6-5 240 Erie (Strong Vincent) PA 4.7 40- 130 tackles, 17 sacks, 23 tfl. Schools in the Running: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia
Richard Gordon- 6-4 240 Miami (Norland) Fl 4.7 40- played TE last year but will be playing DE this season. He prefers playing defense. Favorites include FSU, Miami, tOSU, LSU and NCST.tOSU has offered
Raymond Henderson - 6-5 250 Oak Creek WI 4.66 40-104 tackles including 19 sacks. An all-conference, all-suburban, and all regional selection his junior season. He is looking at Iowa, USC, Cryami, Florida, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and tOSU. He is from the same school as Rhyan Anderson and seems to prefer warm weather just like Rhyan. tOSU in his top 5- tOSU has offered
Antwon Hight- 6-4 290 Canton (McKinley) Ohio – No. 1 Dline prospect in Ohio. Big, fast and athletic. Last year, Hight had 83 tackles. He grew up a Buckeye fan and his early list includes tOSU, Pitt & Iowa. Sounds like a great one but grades could be an issue
John Jerry -6-6 325 Batesville (South Panola) MS 5.1 - Dominating defensive tackle prosect. He had 84 tackles and three sacks last year. Jerry has a 360 pound bench press and a 485 pound squat. His top 5 is Tenn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami, and tOSU.
Neal Jones - 6-4 238 Orlando (Dr. Phillips) FL 4.81 40 - He expects to play at 250- He’s a very athletic, explosive kid. He missed four games of his junior season with a minor knee injury, but still led the team in tackles for loss. Jones is originally from Ohio and attended middle school in Cleve. G Tech and tOSU are the favorites but the Florida schools are also being considered.
Aaron Lewis - 6-4 260 4.6 Albuquerque New Mexico (La Cueva) First team All-State as a junior. Played on both the offensive and defensive line. Had a state record 25 1/2 sacks a junior. Being recruited by the likes of Florida State, scUM, Texas, Texas Tech and Arizona. Lewis mentions Ohio State as one of the 5 schools he would like to officially visit.
Terrico Marshall - 6-3 235 Maple Hts Ohio -Had 14 TFL, 5 1/2 sacks, 12 QB hurries and 2 fumble recoveries last year as a junior. His weight stats include 350 bench, 425 squat, 265 clean. Cryami, tOSU, scUM, PSU, and Pitt are his favorites. He hopes to attend tOSU camp.
J.B. Paxson- 6-3 260 Greenwood IN 4.8 40- Top Dline prospect in Indiana and top baseball prospect- he is looking at all the Midwest schools including tOSU and scum. His sister goes to Purdue and they seem to be the team to beat.
Jeremiah Seeley - 6-4 285 Martinsburg WV 5.0 40- same school as Brandon Barrett. He was first team All-State last year. He had 67 tackles and six sacks. His early fav's are WV, PSU, VA Tech, tOSU, and PU
Curtis Smith- 6-2 235 Cleveland (Glenville) Ohio 4.6 40- Another great prospect from the Glenville pipeline. Also plays BBall. Schools in the Running: Miami-FL, Ohio State, Michigan, Cincinnati, Florida State, Iowa, Pittsburgh
Terrance Taylor- 6-1 285 Muskegon (MI) 4.95- Earned all-state and dream team honors as a junior. He is also a conference champion in wrestling in only his second year of competition. Also a state power lifting champion with a Michigan high school record of 1605 total pounds. He has a 620-pound squat, a 595-pound dead lift and 395-pound bench press One of the top players in Michigan. Favors scUM but has interest in tOSU. He will visit tOSU this summer.
Kade Weston- 6-6 312 Red Bank NJ 5.0 40- 2.7 GPA- Rivals Top 100- Statistics last year include 114 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, and five forced fumbles. Honors: first-team all-county, all-division, all-state, and all-metro for New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. He was Division Defensive Player of the Year. His top four are Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. tOSU has offered
Ryan Williams - 6-5 235 Mission Viejo CA 4.8 40 -3.2 GPA- Had 70 tackles, six quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries last season- Williams was born in Ohio and has family here. Early on he favored USC but now lists Ohio State and Oklahoma as his two favorites. tOSU Verbal
Sirod Williams - 6-3 230 Garfield Hts Ohio 4.7 40 - came back from ACL surgery to play in the last six games of his junior season. Williams made over 40 tackles during his junior season playing middle linebacker (will move to DE this upcoming season). He did 26 reps at 185 pounds on the bench press at C-bus Nike. tOSU is his favorite.
Lawrence Wilson - 6-5 228 Akron (SVSM) Ohio 4.6 40- 3.4 GPA-had 15 sacks last year as a junior. He is also a good BBall player. scUM, tOSU, Pitt, and ND have been recruiting.
Doug Worthington -6-7 255 Buffalo (St. Francis) NY 4.8 40- recorded 67 tackles, 5 sacks, and 12 quarterback pressures as a junior. He will also play tight end this season. LSU, tOSU, PSU, Va Tech, Maryland, Pitt, Syracuse, Alabama and Tenn are all being considered tOSU has offered

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Paul Anderson- 6-2 210 Brooklyn (Polytechnic Prep) NY 4.5 40 -had 69 tackles and nine touchdowns on 24 touches on offense. The No. 1 athlete prospect and No. 2 WR prospect in New York State. Honorable Mention All-NYC and 2nd Team All-Brooklyn Area in 2003. Could play WR, DB, or LB at the Division 1 level. Schools in the Running: Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia. He plans on visiting tOSU this summer.
Travis Beckum - 6-5 220 Oak Creek WI 4.5 40- 3.2 GPA- 2003 he as an all state selection with 98 tackles and 8 int's. Listed in Rivals top 100 players in the country. Would like to attend same school as current teammate Raymond Henderson. tOSU has offered
Adam Coffee - 6-2 237 Miami (Northwestern) Fla 4.6 40-3.8 GPA- This past season Coffee had 365 yards rushing, while making 89 Solo Tackles with 50 assists and 7 sacks. His top five are Cryami, FSU, Florida, tOSU, and NCST. Cryami was his favorite growing up.
Brian Cushing - 6-3 225 Oradell (Bergen Catholic) NJ 4.5 40-3.3GPA- He was 1st team All-State. He had 120 tackles, 10 sacks and had seven int's. At a recent combine he had a 3.82-second shuttle and 4.51-second 40-yard dash at 216 pounds. His top five are FSU, Stanford, BC, Ohio State and USC. tOSU and USC have not offered yet of those five. He will camp at tOSU this summer- tOSU has offered
Anthony Felder- 6-2 215 Seattle (O'Dea) WA- 2003 Metro League Mountain Division co-defensive MVP, first-team on defense & second-team on offense last year. He had 146 tackles and 6 sack last season. LSU, Washington, Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame are his top 5. tOSU has offered
Baxter Grisby- 6-1 216 Boynton Beach (FL) 4.65 40- Bench reps: 17, Vertical leap: 29 inches, Shuttle time: 4.62 seconds. FLA, FSU, tOSU, Miami and USC are his top 5.
Nick Harris- 6-3 200 Alexandria (LA) 4.5 40- Bench max: 275 pounds, Squat max: 315 pounds, Vertical leap: 32 inches, GPA: 3.5, & ACT: 19. Harris earned all-state, all-district, all-Cenla honors last year. He also had 81 solo tackles, 37 assisted tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 ints and 12 pass break-ups. LSU is his favorite and scUM/Tex A&M round out his top 3 tOSU has offered
Elijah Hodge- 6-2 215 Ft Lauderdale (Dillard) Florida 4.5 40- He compares himself to Derrick Brooks of the TB Bucaneers. He is the brother of Abdul Hodge (former Iowa great). He comes from a pro tOSU school- Gamble, Matthews, Holmes.
Alonzo Higgins -6-3 230 Greenwood SC 4.6 40- Earned all-region honors as a junior. He had 138 tackles last year as a junior. According to his coach, scUM, Ohio State and Nebraska have joined S. Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia and North Carolina in showing interest
Johnny Holmes - 6-3 220 Rockledge Florida 4.6 40- 112 solo takckles, 95 assists, 14 sacks, 36 TFL and 7 fumble recoveries. He grew up a gator fan. Earned honorable mention all-state honors as both a sophomore and a junior. His fav's are Florida, Florida State, Miami-FL, Ohio State.
Andrew Jones - 6-2 220 4.7 Saint Charles (MO) Duchesne.All-district selection his junior season. Bench presses 345 pounds, squats 500, and has a 2.9 GPA. Had 129 tackles and 2 interceptions as a junior. Has been to Ohio State to watch practice this spring. Jones really enjoyed his trip to Columbus and favors Ohio State and Kansas.
Freddie Lenix- 6-0 195 Cleveland (Glenville) Ohio 4.45 40-Another in the long line of great Glenville athletes. Probably in the top 5 for Ohio in ’05. He ran 11.08 in 100 meter final and 22.37 in 200 meter final for the Ohio Track championship in ’03. Is a little small for LB so he would need to bulk up a bit or he could possibly move to safety. Big Buckeye lean!!
Brandon Long - 6-3 230 Canton (Glen Oak) Ohio- same school as Brian Hartline-made 68 tackles including four sacks last season. He will play LB as a senior but could also project to defensive end, or tight end in college. He will be at tOSU Nike and they are the favorite.
Andre Mathis - 6-3 227 Erie (Catherdral) PA 4.65 40-In 2003 had 84 tackles (40 solo) and 2.5 sacks-2nd team PA AAAA selection as a junior-Schools in the Running: Iowa, Miami-FL, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia - current offers include WVU and PSU- he wants to decide before the season starts. tOSU has offered
Rico McCoy- 6-2 210 Washington (St. John's College) DC 4.52 40- Benches 325 pounds. He had 120 tackles and five sacks last season. Rico was a first team All-Conference selection as a junior Schools in the Running: Maryland, Miami-FL, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia- tOSU has offered
Neefy Moffett- 6-1 215 Palm Bay FL 4.5 40- Bench max: 350 pounds- Squat max: 485 pounds- Vertical leap: 39 inches - FLA, USC and LSU are the favorites- tOSU has offered
Lance Phillips - 6-2 248 Wellston Ohio 4.61 40- Big and strong LB. He spends alot of time weight training, currently benching 350 with goals to get to 385. He also plays BBALL (quick as well as strong). He was at tOSU Junior day and is very interested in tOSU.
Marvin Sapp - 6-1 215 4.5 40 - 120 tackles as a junior. Teammate of Maurice Wells. Big hitter who runs very well. Last year he was named Northeast Florida Defensive Player of the Year. Lists early offers from Duke, Notre Dame, Central Florida and Georgia Tech. Also likes Georgia and Maryland. Sapp is receiving mail from Ohio State.
BJ Travers - 6-1 238 Westlake Ohio 4.74 40- Fast rising LB prospect who bench presses 450 pounds and is reported to play faster than his 40 time. Had the highest overall grade (SPARQ rating) at tOSU Nike. He is receiving interest from USC, OU, PSU and tOSU
Eric Tupta - 6-2 235 University Hts (Gilmour) Ohio 4.7 40 - Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior. He had 95 solo tackles, 8 sacks and recovered 6 fumbles last season. Schools of interest include BC, ND, tOSU, UCLA, Wisconsin
Earnest Williams - 6-2 245 Monessen (PA) 4.6 40- considered one of the top PA prospects. An all-conference selection his junior season. He made over 100 tackles, had three interceptions, and rushed for over 800 yards. He has no favorites- tOSU has been in contact and he has interest.
Andrew Wynn - 6-0 220 Jacksonville (First Coast) Fl 4.58 40-2.5 GPA- he has 100 tackles and 2 sacks last year as a junior. 325 BP and 375 squat are weight stats. He lists Ohio State, South Carolina and Clemson as the three teams he has always wanted to play for.

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Quinton Andrews -5-11 190 Miami (Monsignor Pace) Fl 4.45 40- He finished last season with over 100 tackles and four interceptions and was the team's leading receiver, with over 450 yards and six touchdowns. UM, tOSU, NC State, Florida, MSU, and Pitt are his favorites.
Ryan Brinson- 5-9 175 Canton (McKinley) Ohio 4.4 40- In the spring earned All-Ohio honors on McKinley’s 400-meter relay team. Ryan gained 1,234 yards on just 153 carries last season. He seems to want to play RB at the next level but his greatest potential could be at CB.
Brandon Brooks- 5-11 160 Baton Rouge (Istrouma Senior) LA 4.35 40- Very fast CB prospect who had 93 tackles and six interceptions last season. His current top 5 is LSU, Ohio State, Michigan State, USC, and Tennessee.
David Bruton - 6-3 175 Miamisburg OH 4.48 40- projected as a safety-a top DB prospect in Ohio- tOSU, PU, Michigan, Cryami, Tenn, UC are favs - ND could have a slight lead.
Tim Connors - 5-10 175 Glenville Ohio- Super athlete with great speed- MVP in '03 in San Antonio for sophmore RB's
Marcus Council- 5-11 190 Akron (Garfield) Ohio-3.5 GPA- Marcus was named first team All-Conference this past season on both offense and defense. The Associated Press also gave him honorable mentioned honors on their All-Inland District team on the defensive side of the ball. He will attend tOSU summer camp and tOSU Nike.
Ronnie Cutler- 6-3 205 Jersey City (Hudson Catholic) NJ 4.5 40- Cutler was named first team all-county at wideout as a junior and parochial all-state as a cornerback. He has family in Ohio. tOSU, VA and RU are his top 3 with RU in the lead.
Kendall Davis - 5-11 175 Alliance Ohio 4.4 40- Currently plays running back but is projected as a DB- great athlete
Bruce Hampton - 5-11 175 Cleveland Heights (University Heights) Ohio 4.5 40- ran the fastest shuttle time of 4.22 at the AA combine for junior DB’s but still a little slow in his 40 time- played at Bedford Chanel last year but is now in Cleveland Heights-3.85 GPA and 23 on ACT- friends with the O’Neal and the Ginn’s and could be a sleeper for tOSU
Brandon Harrison- 5-10 Dayton (Chaminade) Ohio 190 4.45 40, 4.15 shuttle, 32 inch vertical, Bench: 315 pounds, Squat: 545 pounds. Good student with a 3.0 GPA. He has 2 Int's, 78 Tackles and 6 TD's on defense last season. He has been described as a "Natural corner". He is from the same school as Ringer. He an outstanding performance at tOSU Nike. tOSU is his favorite but has yet to offer.
Malcolm Jenkins - 6-0 180 Piscataway, NJ 4.5 40- GPA: 3.0 -Bench press: 185x3- Vertical: 34''. Last season, Jenkins tallied eight interceptions, four pass break-ups, 40 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble. Jenkins lists Virginia Tech, Rutgers, and Ohio State as his top three. Jenkins will be camping at Rutgers and Ohio State this off-season.
Brad Jones- 6-3 190 Canton (McKinley) Ohio 4.4 40- Also plays WR. He had a great camp at tOSU but underperformed a bit in ’03. It will be interesting to see if he can earn an offer with all the OHIO DB talent that he is competing against. Pitt is his current favorite over tOSU.
Dominic Jones- 5-9 185 Columbus (Brookhaven) Ohio 4.4 40- An all-league, all-district, and all-state selection his junior season. Division II state defensive player of the year. He 11 interceptions last year as a junior. He likes FSU, KSU, scUM, tOSU, Stanford.
Justin King- 6.0 180 Pittsburg (Gateway) PA 4.3 40- 3.0 GPA/900 SAT-Top 10 player nationally and possibly the best prospect in PA for ’05. He plays RB as well as DB and rushed for 1,763 yards on 214 carries and 29 TD’s. King is a sprinter on the track team at Gateway, but his coach said he's not a track athlete who just happens to play football. After last winter spent dedicated to weight training -- he bench-presses 315 pounds. He has learned to combine his lateral quickness -- he ran a 3.72-second 20-yard shuttle at the Nike Training Camp (which tied the all time fastest pro agility test ever recorded at Nike-- with his breakaway speed in the 40 (4.29). This kid ran a faster 40 than Ginn at PSU Nike. tOSU projects him as a TB but most are looking at him as a CB and 3rd down receiver. Early word has scUM and PSU as the early favorites but will camp at tOSU tOSU has offered
Adam Myers-White- 6-3 200 Hamilton Ohio 4.45 40- Big athletic kid who is a big hitter. He is also a star Bball player. Same school as the Underwood brothers. He has an early offer from tOSU and scUM. Should be considered a tOSU lean. tOSU has offered
Jamario O’Neal- 6-1 190 Clevleand (Glenville) Ohio 4.4 40- The No.1 player in Ohio and a sure top 10 player Nationally. He is big enough and good enough hitter to play safety but is quick enough to play CB. Coach Ginn call him the best player he has coached!!!! Finished 3rd in the 100 m championship in the state of Ohio (10.89). tOSU Verbal
Shawn Oatis - 6-0 205 4.6 Chino, California. Oatis is an excellent student with a 4.1 GPA. Rivals currently lists offers from Washington, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona St. Accrding to Rivals tOSU has offered
Darrieus Ramsey - 5-10 170 Yorktown (Grafton) VA 4.4 40- Ramsey was named second team Bayriver District running back as a junior. Darrieus rushed for 900 yards and 14 TD's last year. He is described as a slashing runner with excellent vision. He also plays DB. Schools in the Running: Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Virginia
Melvin Rice- 5-10 185 Chicago (Morgan Park) IL 4.4 40- He 124 tackles as a junior. He was a top player at C-bus Nike. His favorites are scUM, tOSU, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.
Shamar Taylor - 5-10 175 4.4 (Neptune Senior HS) Neptune, NJ. Broke his ankle towards the end of his junior year but recently ran a 4.37 40. Favorites include North Carolina(current favorite), Ohio State, Rutgers and Syracuse. Considered one of the best DB prospects in New Jersey.
Bryan Williams - 6-0 187 Akron (Buchtel) Ohio 4.3 40- He has a personal best of 10.7 in the 100 meters and a 22.0 in the 200 meters. He had 51 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense. He has an offer from Pitt and his favorites are tOSU and Pitt.
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