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Troy Recruiting Class 2014

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The Troy Trojans signed a total of 13 student-athletes on National Signing Day Wednesday. They join six other mid-year signees for the 2014 recruiting class.

Rashad Dillard, Defensive Lineman, 6-1, 265, Greer, S.C. (Coffeyville CC)
Named All-Jayhawk Conference as an honorable mention selection as a sophomore at Coffeyville Community College … Recorded 34 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in addition to recovering a fumble … Prepped at South Carolina powerhouse Byrnes High School … Named Spartanburg Herald-Journal Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after he recorded 134 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 12.0 sacks and a forced fumble … Helped lead the Rebels to back-to-back South Carolina 4A Division I state titles … As a junior, recorded 68 tackles and 6.0 sacks … High school teammate of Troy signee Jarvis Williams … High school teammate of former South Carolina All-America running back Marcus Lattimore and former Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd
 
Andre Flakes, Wide Receiver, 5-10, 185, Milton, Fla. (Milton HS)
Named to the Florida Associated Press 5A All-State First Team as a junior and senior at Milton (Fla.) HS … Named to FloridaHSFootball.com All-Panhandle Second Team … Three-time all-area selection and two-time team MVP … Finished his career with 3,544 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns … Ran for 1,682 yards and 21 touchdowns on 249 career carries and caught 72 career passes for 950 yards and seven touchdowns … Finished his career with 78 tackles and 10 interceptions … Three-year starter for the Panthers; played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back … Also plays basketball for the Panthers
 
Tajarvis Fuller, Defensive Back, 6-1, 190, Ft. Myers, Fla. (Butler CC)
Led all Butler CC defensive backs with 61 tackles and finished tied for second on the team his sophomore season … Also added a pair of tackles for loss, one interception, one pass break up and one forced fumble … The Grizzlies allowed an average of 11.2 points per game … Helped the Grizzles win the 2013 Jayhawk Conference championship … Butler finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the final NJCAA National Poll … Enrolled at Illinois in 2012 and played in one game … A three-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com coming out of Dunbar (Fla.) High School ... 2012 Parade All-American ... Ranked the No. 44 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by ESPNU ... Named a Florida Class 4A all-state selection in 2011 ... Named the Fort Myers News-Press 2011 Defensive Player of the Year ... Totaled 166 tackles, six sacks, seven pass break ups, five forced fumbles and two interceptions in 2011 ... Named MVP of the South team in the John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic
 
Raphael Garner, Linebacker, 6-2, 220, Thomasville, Ala. (Thomasville HS)
Named to the ASWA All-State Team as an honorable mention selection following his senior season at Thomasville (Ala.) High School … Totaled 126 tackles and a pair of sacks to go along with two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery … For his career, tallied 210 tackles, 4.0 sacks, three forced fumble and two interceptions … Played tight end and linebacker for the Tigers
 
Vinton Harris, Defensive Lineman, 5-11, 295, Belleville, Ill. (Dodge City CC)
Named an All-Jayhawk Conference honorable mention selection his sophomore season after he tallied 30 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 6.0 tackles for loss for Dodge City CC … Played his freshman season at College of DuPage … Earned first team all-conference and all-area honors at Althoff (Ill.) High School … Also played on the offensive line for the Crusaders … Named the best lineman in South Seven Conference by the St. Louis American
 
John Johnson, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 180, Troy, Ala. (Charles Henderson HS)
Named to the ASWA All-State First Team and the Troy Messenger Area Player of the Year after he accounted for 2,474 all-purpose yards as a senior at Charles Henderson (Ala.) HS … Helped lead the Trojans to the Alabama 4A State Championship Game and a 14-1 record his senior season … Accounted for 36 total touchdowns with 24 coming on the ground and 12 via receptions … Tallied 978 rushing yards and 712 receiving yards … Averaged 18.0 yards with a touchdown on punt returns … Named the Montgomery Advertiser Player of the Week after he rushed for 300 yards and five touchdowns on just 12 carries in Charles Henderson's 67-7 victory over Dora … Scored Charles Henderson's only touchdown in the 4A State Championship Game … Earned all-area honors his junior season
 
John Knight, Defensive Back, 6-0, 197, Thomasville, Ala. (Butler CC)
Recorded 31 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one interception and four pass break ups his sophomore season at Butler CC ... The Grizzlies allowed an average of 11.2 points per game … Helped the Grizzles win the 2013 Jayhawk Conference championship … Butler finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the final NJCAA National Poll … Named to the ASWA All-State First Team as a linebacker his senior year at Thomasville (Ala.) High School; also played safety and running back … Helped lead Thomasville to the second round of the Alabama 4A Playoffs and a 10-2 record his senior year … Rushed for 155 yards on 20 carries against UMS-Wright … Rushed for a pair of touchdowns against Demopolis and Monroe County … Named the MVP of the South Showcase combine in the summer of 2011 … Helped lead Thomasville to the Alabama 4A State Championship as a junior … Signed with Troy out of high school
 
Darrin Reddick, Defensive Back, 6-0, 200, Houston, Texas (Butler CC)
Earned second team All-Jayhawk Conference honors his sophomore season at Butler CC after he recorded 39 tackles and an interception, which he returned 78 yards … The Grizzlies allowed an average of 11.2 points per game … Helped the Grizzles win the 2013 Jayhawk Conference championship … Butler finished the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the final NJCAA National Poll … Started all 12 games as a freshman under current Troy safeties coach Dustin Landry at Navarro College … Helped lead the Bulldogs to a 10-2 overall record and a No. 4 national ranking … Earned first team all-district honors as a utility player as a junior at Willowridge (Texas) High School where he played quarterback among other positions
 
Teddy Ruben, Wide Receiver, 5-10, 170, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Scottsdale CC)
Named to the NJCAA All-America First Team as a return specialist following his sophomore season at Scottsdale CC after he averaged 29.4 yards per kickoff return and 12.5 yards per punt returns; he returned two kickoffs and one punt for a touchdown … Caught 57 passes for 812 yards and eight touchdowns … Helped lead the Fighting Artichokes to a 10-1 record and average 49.4 points per game … As a freshman, caught 23 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown … Presented with the Ed Doherty Award following his senior year at Saguaro (Ariz.) High School, the award is presented annually to the top Arizona high school senior football player … Named the 24-7Football.com Arizona Player of the Year his senior year after he threw for 2,369 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 2,513 yards and 34 touchdowns … Helped lead Sagurao to the Arizona 4A state championship as a senior; it was Sagurao's fourth title in five seasons … Earned Arizona Cardinals High School Player of the Week honors after he rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns while he passed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Cactus Shadows HS
 
Carnell Simon, Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 264, Duluth, Ga. (Hutchinson CC)
Tallied 26 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries, a pair of forced fumbles and a pass break up during his sophomore campaign at Hutchinson CC … Key piece to a Blue Dragon defense that allowed just 115.5 rushing yards per game and 20.6 points per game … Two-year starter for the Blue Dragons … Posted 28 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks during his freshman season and earned All-Jayhawk Conference honorable mention honors … Prepped at Duluth (Ga.) High School
 
Emanuel Thompson, Athlete, 6-1, 178, Clayton, Ala. (Barbour County HS)
Rushed for 521 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw for 800 yards and five touchdowns in six games at Barbour County (Ala.) High School before an injury cut short his season … Led the Jaguars to their first playoff victory in school history his sophomore season … Named the team's offensive MVP and earned the Leadership Award during his freshman season … Also plays basketball for Barbour County; helped lead the Jaguars to a state title … Honorable mention Super 12 selection in both football and basketball … Class president
 
Jarvis Williams, Defensive Lineman, 6-1, 245, Greer, S.C. (Antelope Valley College)
Named to the Southern California Football Association All-Pacific Conference First Team after he recorded 45 tackles (23 solo), 4.0 sacks, 13.0 tackles for loss, forced a fumble and broke up a pass in his sophomore season at Antelope Valley College … Had a tackle for loss in all nine games played … As a freshman, recorded 22 tackles, 1.0 sack and 3.0 tackles for loss in 10 games … Prepped at South Carolina powerhouse Byrnes High School … Helped lead the Rebels to back-to-back South Carolina 4A Division I state titles … Earned second team all-area honors as a senior after he recorded 91 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks … High school teammate of Troy signee Rashad Dillard … High school teammate of former South Carolina All-America running back Marcus Lattimore and former Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd
 
Nyck Young, Wide Receiver, 6-2, 205, Homewood, Ala. (Victor Valley CC)
Caught 34 passes for 697 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore at Victor Valley CC … Earned honorable mention all-state honors by Scout.com after he caught 41 passes for 540 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Homewood (Ala.) High School … Rated as the No. 46 prospect in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com … Named to the Scout.com Preseason All-State Second Team … Rated among the top 60 players in Alabama in the 2012 signing class by Scout.com … Named Homewood's Player of the Week following his performance against Huntsville HS with five receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown ... Also played basketball at Homewood … Originally signed with UAB

Other mid-year signees include

Jarvis Bentley, Wide Receiver; Connor Bravard, Quarterback; Seth Calloway, Defensive Lineman; Ethan Hutson, Offensive Lineman; Brett Medforth, Offensive Lineman; and Dontreal Pruitt, Quarterback,

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy Athletics

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