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Recruiting News - 01/15/05 - SCOUT/SUPER PREP - WEST

Discussion in '2005/January' started by 3yardsandacloud, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. 3yardsandacloud

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    <font color="#b90000">Saturday, January 15, 2005</font> SUPER PREP - WEST

    Officially Enrolls - Scout (SuperPrep)

    Officially Enrolls
    by Rob Gidel of, January 15, 2005 at 7:02pm ET
    Mikhail Mabry Profile

    Four new Kentucky Wildcat freshman football players, defensive back Trevard Lindley, linebacker Mikhail Mabry, defensive lineman Myron Pryor, and linebacker Johnny Williams, along with junior-college offensive lineman Fatu Turituri, have enrolled at the UK, Coach Rich Brooks has announced.

    Lindley, Mabry, Pryor, and Williams signed with UK in Feb. 2004 but delayed enrollment until now, a process known as “grayshirting.” All four players will be able to participate in spring practice and play in the fall. They will have five years to complete their four seasons of eligibility. Turituri signed in December and has two years of eligibility.

    The five new Wildcats will count on the limit of 25 initial scholarships. Signing day for the remainder of the new class is Feb. 2.

    Mikhail Mabry

    Linebacker, 6-2, 230, Fr-HS
    Mililani, Haw. (Mililani)

    High School: First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin … Described as a “6-foot-2, 225-pound mentally focused tank” by the Star-Bulletin … Three-year letterman and two-year starter at Mililani (Haw.) HS … Played defensive end his sophomore season, then moved to linebacker for his final two years … Made 304 tackles in his career, including 23 quarterback sacks … Helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and state playoff berth as a senior … Made 88 tackles, including eight sacks, during his senior year and earned Western Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors by the Honolulu Advertiser … Also named the player of the week by the Advertiser four times during his senior season … Played for the winning team in the Goodwill Classic All-Star Game in December after his senior year … Honorable-mention all-conference as a junior … Coached by James Millwood … Two-year letterman in basketball … Helped his team place fourth in the state tournament in his senior season … Honor-roll student … Participated in the Leo Club, a community service organization.

    Personal: Born in San Angelo, Tex. … Son of Isaac and Rhodesia Mabry … Member of a military family, he was born in Texas and also lived in Germany, California, Georgia, and Mississippi before moving to Hawaii … Most of his relatives live in the South … Plans a major in biochemistry.

    Considering only 3 - Scout (SuperPrep)

    Considering only 3
    by Steve Summers of, January 15, 2005 at 6:21pm ET
    Jonathan Stewart Profile

    Jonathan Stewart, the No. 1 rated running back in the country had four carries for about 35 yards and a fumble in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl played in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday. Was he up set with the amount of carries? Not really.
    "It was just part of the offensive plan," explained Stewart. "That was it."

    Stewart showed his talents at making tacklers miss and he showed a couple of different gears in acceleration when he did carry the ball.
    Now that high school football is now over for the 5-11, 215 pound back from Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, what is next on his agenda?

    He plans to keep working out and getting ready for next season. When asked the question he's been asked what seems like a thousand times about who are his favorites are he was unhesitant and straightforward.
    "Oregon, Washington State and Tennessee," responded Stewart.
    Will he visit Washington?

    "Probably not," he answered.

    Rey Maualuga - Scout (SuperPrep)

    All American Commitment
    by Chris Fetters of, January 15, 2005 at 4:13pm ET
    Rey Maualuga Profile
    Rey Maualuga is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker from Eureka, California, and Maualuga made one of the most important decisions of his young life on Saturday. The former Ventura, California native will be heading back down the coast to Los Angeles this fall, where he will play football for the University of Southern California. This announcement was made during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday in San Antonio, Texas
    Maualuga had narrowed his choices to two - USC and the University of Oregon, but all signs pointed to Troy for a long time. While in Ventura, he went to Saint Bonaventure High School, where he learned how to play football with the likes of Lorenzo Booker and Whitney Lewis.
    Under their guidance, Maualuga matured into one of the finest linebackers in the country, a prototypical MIK-style linebacker if there ever was one. Big enough, tough enough and strong enough to take on blockers on isolation plays, Rey is also quick enough to go from sideline-to-sideline without a problem.
    The rich get richer, as USC picks up arguably the top linebacker out West and perhaps all of the entire country.

    Ryan Reynolds - Scout (SuperPrep)

    All American Commitment
    by Chris Fetters of, January 15, 2005 at 3:23pm ET
    Ryan Reynolds Profile knew of Ryan Reynolds' interest in Oklahoma for a while and he never made it a secret. But it took a little while, including some official visits and daliances with some big-time DI programs before his heart came back to where it all began. Ryan Reynolds is a Sooner.
    The 6-2, 220-pound Reynolds, from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a terror on film, with the ability to go sideline-to-sideline on every play. His motor allows him quick recovery time, so while most players wear down as the game goes on, he gets stronger. Ryan is the perfect WIL-style 'backer, with the ability to cover the flats and to also help on run support.
    "Oklahoma's camp was just great," Reynolds said, well over a year ago. "Coach (Brent) Venables took lots of time to talk and take us around. I really enjoyed the campus. They're a top two school for me at least, if not number one."
    Wisconsin ended up being the last potential suitor to unseat the Sooners for the top spot on Reynolds' list, but it was not meant to be. Although there were many great schools who posed worthy challenges, it seemed like Ryan was destined for Norman, Oklahoma from the first time he was asked for a top-five. And the deal was sealed Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a fitting place for such a monumental decision.

    Reynolds Picks Oklahoma - Scout (SuperPrep)

    Reynolds Picks Oklahoma
    By Joe Wallace
    Date: Jan 15, 2005

    Las Vegas five-star linebacker Ryan Reynolds committed to Oklahoma at the Scout U.S. Army All-American game on Saturday.

    Oklahoma got some expected news during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio when Las Vegas linebacker Ryan Reynolds officially committed to Oklahoma during the third quarter of NBC's telecast.

    "The college I chose was ..." said Reynolds as he reached into a black Russell Athletic bag to pull out the hat of the school he was choosing. "...The University of Oklahoma."

    Reynolds, a five-star linebacker according to who picked the Sooners over UCLA and Wisconsin, was named the receipient of the first-ever “Myoplex Speed & Strength Athlete of the Year" on Friday night during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl banquet.

    The award goes to the "nation’s strongest, fastest and most dedicated prep football player which lives up to all of the ideals set forth by Walter Payton."

    Change in Plans for All-American - Scout (SuperPrep)

    Change in Plans for All-American
    by Mike Eubanks of, January 15, 2005 at 1:02pm ET
    Ekom Udofia Profile
    U.S. Army All-American Ekom Udofia was scheduled to announce his college commitment today on national television during the the All-American game on NBC. He called The Bootleg this morning, however, to notify us that he is unable to come to a firm decision and will hold off another couple weeks on his college commitment.
    Udofia is a five-star defensive tackle rated the #1 player in Arizona, the #7 player in the Southwest and the #49 overall prospect in America in this 2005 class by He says he is still down to three schools: Stanford, USC and Miami.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2005

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