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Auburn University Receives National Letters of Intent

Auburn University has received national letters of intent from the following signees:

 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School
           
Darvin Adams WR 6-2 178 Kennesaw, Ga. Harrison
Harry Adams WR 6-0 180 Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Dillard
Ken Adams TE 6-5 215 Enterprise, Al. Enterprise
T'Sharvan Bell DB 6-1 175 Kissimmee, Fl. Osceola
Drew Cole DB 6-0 180 Picayune, Ms. Picayune Memorial
Dax Dellenbach LS 6-1 210 Coconut Creek, Fl.

NorthBroward

Cameron Henderson DL 6-6 215 Irondale, Al.

Shades Valley

D'Antoine Hood DB 5-9 185 Phenix City, Al. Central
Reggie Hunt RB 5-10 185 Daphne, AL Daphne
Marcus Jemison DB 6-2 190 McCalla, AL McAdory
Jermaine Johnson OL 6-6 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL Hargrave Military Academy
Neiko Lipscomb DB 6-1 170 Tucker, GA Tucker
Derrick Lykes DL 6-4 276 Clanton, AL Chilton County
Onterio McCalebb ATH 6-0 170 Fort Meade, FL Fort Meade
Philip Pierre-Louis WR 5-9 165 Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
Spencer Pybus LB 6-1 200 Dothan, AL Northview
Jomarcus Savage DL 6-3 270 Huntsville, AL J.O. Johnson
Eric Smith RB 5-11 225 Seffner, FL Armwood
Vance Smith       TE 6-2 240 Pace, FL Pace
Freddie Smooth DL 6-5 305 Baton Rouge, LA Desire Street Academy
Christian Thompson DB 6-1 195 Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
Barrett Trotter QB 6-1 192 Birmingham, AL Briarwood Christian
Andre Wadley DL 6-3 265 Hernando, MS Hernando
Derek Winter WR 6-0 190 Tampa, FL Plant Senior
           
 JANUARY ENROLLEES          
           
Dashaun Barnes LB 6-2 230 Tallahassee, FL Lincoln
DeRon Furr QB 6-3 217 Columbus, GA Carver
Raven Gray DL 6-5 263 Wesson, MS Copiah-Lincoln
Chris Todd           QB 6-2 220 Hutchinson, KS Hutchinson CC

 

Darvin Adams
WR, 6-2, 178
Kennesaw, GA (Harrison HS)
High School Coach: Bruce Cobleigh     

Coach Tuberville says: "Darvin Adams is an excellent outside receiver. He's got height and speed and should be very good in this offense."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 66 catches for 867 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior ... Also collected 106 tackles and two interceptions during senior season ... Honorable Mention Class AAAAA All-State team as a senior ... Selected to play in Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl ... Threw for 974 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior while also rushing for five scores, and had over 40 receptions as a sophomore ... Also had 52 tackles and six interceptions as a junior ... Ranked No. 48 nationally at wide receiver by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 23 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Ranked No.

116 among wide receivers by Scout.com ... The No. 44-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 5, 1990 ... Son of Vincent and Tonya Adams and Darlene and Terry White.

Harry Adams
WR, 6-0, 180
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dillard HS)
High School Coach: Keith Franklin

Coach Tuberville says: "Harry is probably the most versatile athlete that we signed. He could be a kick returner, punt returner, could also play receiver and also play some defensive back. He has outstanding speed as evident by the fact that he's run a 10.3 100 meters."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had seven catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... Scored eight touchdowns as a junior and had three return scores ... Ranked No. 50 nationally among wide receivers by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 56 nationally at wide receiver by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 78 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com ... The No. 59-ranked prospect from Florida in the SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team ... At the 2006 Class 4A state track meet, posted times of 10.31 in the 100m and 21.03 in the 200m while winning both events.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 27, 1989 ... Son of Barbara and Harry Adams.

Ken Adams
TE, 6-5, 215
Enterprise, AL (Enterprise HS)
High School Coach: Kevin Collins

Coach Tuberville says: "Ken is a big kid that can run.  He's very athletic for someone his size and he has great hands."

HIGH SCHOOL: Grabbed 11 catches for 225 yards as a senior ... Also played as a pass-rushing defensive end on third-down situations, totaling 21 tackles including four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one quarterback  hurry and a pass breakup ... As a junior, caught eight passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff game against Foley ... Ranked No. 63 nationally among tight ends by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 3, 1988 ... Son of Gloria and Gregory Adams.

Dashaun Barnes
Linebacker, 6-2, 230
Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln HS)
High School Coach: Kyle Rice

Coach Tuberville says: "Dashaun comes from the tradition-rich Tallahassee Lincoln program. He's got great quickness and speed and is very strong. He will play outside linebacker but could possibly grow up to an inside linebacker."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior in 2006, recorded 71 tackles with seven tackles for loss, three and a half sacks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and one pass break-up ... On offense as a senior, caught six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns ... In the regional championship game against Pace, caught the game winning touchdown pass ... Named 2006 Second Team All-State as a defensive back by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Named to PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... As a junior in 2005, finished with 43 tackles, one tackle for loss, two sacks and one interception that was returned for touchdown ... After his senior season, was ranked as the No. 29 overall safety prospect and the No. 53 prospect out of Florida by Rivals.com ... Was ranked as the No.

30 safety nationally and No. 46 prospect in Florida by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 37 prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Named to the Florida Super 75 by the Florida Times Union ... Three-year starter and four-year letterman in football ... Contributed to four straight district championships during his career at Lincoln ...

Three-year letterman in track and qualified for the state championships in the high-jump (6-3.5) as a junior in 2005.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1987.

T'Sharvan Bell
DB, 6-1, 175
Kissimmee FL (Osceola HS)
High School Coach: Jeff Rolson

Coach Tuberville says: "Dashaun comes from the tradition-rich Tallahassee Lincoln program. He's got great quickness and speed and is very strong. He will play outside linebacker but could possibly grow up to an inside linebacker."

HIGH SCHOOL: Passed for 930 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ...

Carried 47 times for 606 yards (12.9 average) and seven touchdowns ... Recorded 17 total touchdowns along with seven interceptions defensively, including two for touchdowns ... Class 5A first team all-state, all-Central Florida and all-Oceola County selection as a senior ... Orlando Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 12) ... As a junior, scored eight times on offense and had eight interceptions on defense ... Ranked No. 26 nationally among safeties by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 30 nationally among athletes by Rivals.com ... The No. 31-ranked defensive back nationally and the No. 23-ranked prospect from Florida in the SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Ranked as the No. 24 prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 22, 1989 ... Son of Bertia Williams and Earl Bell.

Drew Cole
DB, 6-0, 180
Picayune, MS (Picayune Memorial HS)
High School Coach: Dodd Lee

Coach Tuberville says: "Drew Cole comes from an athletic family, as his brother played at LSU. Drew is an all-around athlete who could play safety or cornerback."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 60 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior, while also rushing for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Named to the Class 4A All-State First Team ... Named to the All-State second team by the Clarion-Ledger ... Earned Class 4A First Team All-State honors as a junior after collecting 59 tackles, 16 pass breakups and one interception ... Offensively as a junior, had 82 carries for 601 yards and nine scores ... Sophomore season collected 51 tackles and two interceptions ... Ranked No. 63 nationally among cornerbacks by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 128 nationally among cornerbacks by Scout.com ... The No.

25-ranked prospect from Mississippi by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team ...

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 28, 1989 ... Son of Milton Cole and Amanda Walker ... Brother, Milt, was a senior tight end for LSU in 2007.

Dax Dellenbach
LS, 6-1, 210
Coconut Creek, FL (North Broward HS)
High School Coach: Jeff Dellenbach

Coach Tuberville says: "Dax comes from a family that has been in football a long time. His dad, Jeff, played in the NFL for many years. The only thing Dax will do for us is be a long snapper, and he's one of the best I've ever seen in high school. He's very fundamentally sound, and you can tell his father's brought him along and done a great job with him."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 18 catches for 176 yards at tight end and had 70 tackles, including 36 solo, eight tackles for loss and seven sacks as a defensive end ... Named to the Class 3A-1A All-State Second Team as a tight end by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Second-team All-Broward Country as a defensive lineman by the Miami Herald ... North Broward HS Special Teams Player of the Year ... As a junior, was named North Broward HS Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Three-year starter ... Ranked as the 19th-best long snapper in the nation by Chris Sailer Kicking.

PERSONAL: Born April 13, 1990 ... Son of Mary and Jeff Dellenbach ...Father played in the NFL for 15 seasons with Miami, New England, Green Bay and Philadelphia, helping the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI.

DeRon Furr
QB, 6-3, 217
Columbus, GA (Carver HS)
High School Coach: Dell McGee

Coach Tuberville says: "DeRon led his team to a state championship as quarterback for Carver. He has an opportunity to be a great quarterback in the spread offense. He's big and strong and can run and throw."

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior, passing for 1,567 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and first-team All-State selection by the AJC and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Led team to its first state championship as a senior and semifinals as a junior ... As a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 scores, while adding 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground ... Ranked as the No. 31 athlete nationally by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 32 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com ... The No. 40-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... Son of Brenda and DeRon Furr, Sr.

Raven Gray
DL, 6-5, 263
Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
High School Coach: Kevin Collins
Junior College: Copiah-Lincoln (Wesson, Miss.)
Junior College Coach: Glen Davis

Coach Tuberville says: "Raven is a junior college transfer that we signed two years ago. He was the top junior college player in the country and at 6-5, 263-pounds, he'll be a big asset to our defensive line."

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Selected All-State and All-Region his freshman season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In 2007, earned NJCAA Pre-Season 1st Team All-America honors ... Rated the No. 3 overall JC prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Signed with Auburn out of high school ... No. 2 overall JC prospect nationally by SuperPrep.

HIGH SCHOOL: Totaled 62 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries and 20 quarterback hurries as a senior ... Caught 12 passes for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns ... Selected to the Class 6A All-State Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior, and honorable mention as a junior ... Registered 71 tackles and 10.5 sacks his junior season and returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown... As a junior, played in the Alabama High School Athletic Association North-South All-Star Game ... Ranked as the No. 51 overall player in the country and No. 13 in the Southeast (No. 2 DE) by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked 13th nationally among strongside defensive ends and the No. 7 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ...Ranked No. 6 in the Rivals Preseason Alabama Top 40 ... Rivals.com Rivals250 ... Ranked No. 41 nationally at the defensive end position by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 146 on collegefootballnews.com's CFN Top 150 and No. 16 among defensive ends ... Rated as the No. 22 defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... Rated No. 4 on the Birmingham News Super Senior 2006 ... Ranked 86th on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 list of prospects ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 4, 1986 ... Son of Tracie Myhand.

Cameron Henderson
DL, 6-6, 215
Irondale, AL (Shades Valley HS)
High School Coach: Curtis Coleman

Coach Tuberville says: "Cameron is a tall, rangy defensive lineman, who will play defensive end. He has a great first step and is an excellent pass rusher."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 90 tackles including 10 sacks as a senior ... Recorded 45 tackles and six sacks as a junior ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Ranked 17th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 9 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... Two sport standout for Shades Valley ... Played defensive end in football and post player in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born June 2, 1990 ... Son of Lisa and Ulysses Henderson.

D'Antoine Hood
DB, 5-9, 185
Phenix City, AL (Central-Phenix HS)
High School Coach: Ron Nelson

Coach Tuberville says: "D'Antoine is the cousin of former Auburn standout Roderick Hood. He is fast, quick, and very good in man coverage as a corner. He will play nickel and dime for us while he learns the position."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, recorded 42 tackles, two interceptions and broke up four passes ... Averaged 30 yards per kickoff return ... Was selected to play in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game following his senior season ... Rivals.com ranks him the 62nd best cornerback in the nation ... Rated No. 99 cornerback in the nation by Scouts.com. 

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1989 ... Son of Shirley and Dewayne Hood ... Hoodis a cousin of former Auburn and current Arizona Cardinals defensive back Roderick Hood.

Reggie Hunt
RB, 5-10, 185
Daphne, AL (Daphne HS)
High School Coach: Glenn Vickery

Coach Tuberville says: "Reggie is one of the quickest running backs that we saw on film during the year. He has excellent football skills and can really catch and run with the football."

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded approximately 1,300 yards of total offense as a senior ... A high ankle sprain suffered early during the season hampered him throughout the year ... Selected for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... Ran 72 times for 1,009 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior for the Trojans  ... Ranked 16th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Rivals.com ranks him as the nation's No. 19 all-purpose running back ... Scout.com ranks him as 49th best running back in nation ... Named to Mobile Press Register Elite 18 and the Southeast Super 120.

PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1990 ... Son of Sharlene and Louis Barge.

Marcus Jemison
DB, 6-2, 190
McCalla, AL (McAdory HS)
High School Coach: David Powell

Coach Tuberville says: "Marcus is a defensive back that plays safety and has very good range. He has a knack for being around the football. His high school coach says he's one of the hardest hitters he's ever seen."

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Class 5A all-state as a senior ... Had seven touchdowns rushing, three passing as a junior ... Also had six interceptions during junior season ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Rated the 36th best athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked 37th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 94 safety in the nation by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1989 ... Son of Brinetta and Richard Price.

Jermaine Johnson
OL, 6-6, 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith
Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy
Prep School Coach: Robert Prunty

Coach Tuberville says: "Jermaine is probably one of the better offensive linemen that we've signed in the long line of guys we've signed on the offensive line. He comes from a very good high school system at St. Thomas Aquinas and will have an excellent opportunity to start his first year."

PREP SCHOOL: Named the nation's No. 2 prep school recruit by Rivals.com.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated No. 1 Prep School Offensive Lineman by Rivals.com ...Only played football as a senior, spending his first three years of high school as a basketball standout ... Ranked 94th in the Florida Top 100 by Rivals.com ... Slated as the No. 52 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN.com ... Played with fellow Auburn recruit Wes Byrum in high school.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 14, 1987 ... Son of  Twilla Johnson.

Neiko Lipscomb
DB, 6-1, 170
Tucker, GA (Tucker HS)
High School Coach: Franklin Stephens

Coach Tuberville says: "Neiko is a tall, rangy defensive back that can play cornerback or safety, and has lots of speed."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 64 tackles including six tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, three interceptions and forced a fumble as a senior ... Named an Under Armour All-America as a senior ... Registered 18 sacks as a junior ...Was honorable mention all-county as a junior ... Rated as 11th best corner back in nation by Scouts.com ... Ranked 53rd best player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... He also runs track.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 11, 1990 ... Son of Glenn Thorpe and Nickie Lipscomb.

Derrick Lykes
DL, 6-4, 276
Clanton, AL (Chilton County HS)
High School Coach: Steve McCord

Coach Tuberville says: "Derrick is a big, strong defensive lineman that will have a chance to play end or tackle. He's very athletic and he kind of reminds me of former Auburn offensive lineman Ben Grubbs."

HIGH SCHOOL: Was able to play in just two games as a senior due to an ankle injury ... As a junior, totaled 75 tackles including eight sacks, forced three fumbles and returned two for touchdowns ... Also caught two touchdown passes as a tight end during his junior season ... Rated 100th defensive end in the nation by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1989 ... Son of May Lykes and Lloyd Goodwin.

Onterio McCalebb
ATH, 6-0, 170
Fort Meade, FL  (Fort Meade HS)
Head Coach: Mike Hayde

Coach Tuberville says: "Onterio is extremely quick and fast. He is one of the better athletes that I saw on film during the 2007 season."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, recorded 1,995 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns ... Also had 11 receptions for 300 yards ... Had two kicks returned for scores ... As a junior, rushed for 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns ... Also had 500 yards receiving and six touchdowns ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Ranked the 34th player in the SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Named to Florida Super 75 by Jacksonville Times Union ... Named to Orlando Sun Sentinel Top 100 in Florida ... Ranked the 38th best running back in the nation by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1989 ... Son of Derrick Baker and Staphisa McMillian.

Philip Pierre-Louis
WR, 5-9, 165
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith     

Coach Tuberville says: "Phillip will be an outside receiver in the spread offense. He is very good at carrying the football from the backfield position and also has great hands."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, had 30 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing 11 times for 148 yards and two TDs ... Returned 13 kickoffs for 313 yards and 27 punt returns for 538 yards as a senior ... Class 5A first-team all-state selection ... Helped St. Thomas Aquinas win the Florida 5A State Championship ... Ranked 54th nationally at athlete by Rivals.com ... No. 149 ranked wide receiver nationally by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 18, 1989 ... Son of Philip and Vivian Pierre-Louis.

Spencer Pybus
LB, 6-1, 200
Dothan, AL (Northview HS)
High School Coach: Chip Harris 

Coach Tuberville says: "Spencer has the potential to be a very good player at Auburn.  He has a great work ethic, outstanding strength and speed and will fit in well with our linebacker corp."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, tallied 146 tackles including six for losses and five sacks ... Intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns ... Two-year starter at Northview, leading team to its first winning since since 1999 as a senior ... Named Class 6A Honorable Mention all-state as both a senior and a junior by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Had 128 tackles and two sacks as a junior ... No. 60-ranked outside linebacker by Scouts, Inc. ... Named to the Dothan Eagle Football Super 12.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 20, 1989... Son of Sonny and Denise Pybus.

Jomarcus Savage
DL, 6-3, 270
Huntsville, AL (J.O. Johnson HS)
High School Coach: Harold Wells

Coach Tuberville says: "Jomarcus is one of the top defensive linemen in the south, who will end up being a 300-pounder that has great quickness."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, tallied 76 tackles including 24 tackles for loss and 12 sacks while helping team to quarterfinals of state playoffs ...Named to the Class 5A all-state team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Played in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior ... Had 79 tackles, including nine quarterback sacks as a junior ... No. 34 nationally ranked defensive tackle by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 47 nationally at defensive tackle by Rivals.com ... Rivals.com No. 28 overall prospect in state of Alabama.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 22, 1989 ... Son of Joseph and Wanda Savage.

Eric Smith
RB, 5-11, 225
Seffner, FL (Armwood HS)
High School Coach: Sean Callahan

Coach Tuberville says: "Eric is very similar to former Tiger running back Rudi Johnson. He's a real quick type of running back that runs very well both inside and outside."

HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for 1,253 yards and 14 touchdowns on 172 attempts as a senior while helping Armwood HS to a 13-1 mark ... Also had 15 receptions for 288 yards ... Named Class 4A third-team All-State as a senior ... Had seven 100-yard rushing games during final season ... Missed most of junior season with a fractured left elbow ... In four games during junior season, rushed for 550 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Ran for 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Second-team Class 4A as a sophomore ... Ranked No. 4 fullback nationally by Rivals.com ... Listed as 48th nationally as a running back prospect by Rivals.com ... No. 15-ranked running back nationally by Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked No. 146 on the ESPN150 ... Named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... No. 83 overall prospect in the state of Florida by PrepStar ... Ranked as the No. 1 fullback in Florida by the Florida Times-Union.

PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1990 ... Son of Eric and Lakisa Smith.

Vance Smith
TE, 6-2, 240
Pace, FL (Pace HS)
High School Coach: Mickey Lindsey

Coach Tuberville says: "Vance comes from an Auburn family and loves Auburn. His dad is the defensive coordinator at his high school, so he has very good football knowledge. He has a great opportunity to be an outstanding tight end in this offense."

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 10 receptions and 130 receiving yards with two TD catches as a senior ... On defensive side of ball had 23 tackles and three sacks ... Named to the Class 4A all-state third team as a defensive lineman as a senior ... Caught 11 passes for 162 yards with three touchdowns as a junior ... 36th ranked tight end nationally by Scout.com ... No. 43 national ranking at tight end by Rivals.com ... Also participates in track and plays basketball ... Didn't play football until ninth grade.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 10, 1989 ... Son of Kent and Annette Smith ... Father, Kent, graduated from Auburn.

Freddie Smooth
DL, 6-5, 305
Baton Rouge, LA (Desire Street Academy)
High School Coach: Mickey Joseph

Coach Tuberville says: "Freddie is 6-5, 305 pounds, but runs like a 215-pounder. He has a lot of speed, quickness and determination."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, was voted first-team Class 1A after finishing with 70 tackles and 4.5 sacks ... Also played offensive line ... No. 50 ranked offensive tackle by Rivals.com ... 19th-ranked overall player in state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... second highest rated offensive lineman in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... No. 54 nationally-ranked defensive tackle by Scout.com ... No. 32 overall player in Louisiana by SuperPrep ...Also played basketball and throws the shot put.

PERSONAL: Born April 22, 1990 ... Guardians are Floyd and Trishhawn Jones.

Christian Thompson
DB, 6-1, 195
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith

Coach Tuberville says: "Christian is a safety that played on a state championship team at St. Thomas Aquinas. He was the leader of their defense and their offense. He's very athletic, and a very skilled football player."

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior had 76 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss ...Also had one sack, one interception and a fumble recovery ... Named Class 5A second-team all-state as a senior ... helped St. Thomas Aquinas to Florida 5A State title ... Ranked as No. 60 nationally at safety by Rivals.com ... No. 23 safety nationally by Scout.com ... Also runs track.

PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1990 ... Son of Deedee Cooper.

Barrett Trotter
QB, 6-1, 192
Birmingham, AL (Briarwood Christian HS)
High School Coach: Fred Yancey

Coach Tuberville says: "Barrett is probably the best quarterback that we saw running the spread offense consistently. He can throw or run and has the opportunity to continue running the spread offense and we're excited about it."

HIGH SCHOOL: Threw for 7,968 passing yards, 88 touchdowns and 23 interceptions during career ... Both marks are school records and his 88 touchdown passes are third all-time in Alabama State High School history... Completed 63 percent of passes during career ... Led Briarwood to 2007 state semi-finals by completing 228-of-361 passes for 3,469 yards and 47 touchdowns with eight interceptions ... Also rushed for 610 yards on 104 attempts and six touchdowns as a senior ... Named ASWA Super 12 and All-State 6A first-team quarterback as a senior ... As a senior also named Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year, ScoutSouth.com Star of Alabama, Mr. Football 5A Back of the Year, and finalist for Mr. Football ... Played in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior ... In 11 contests as a junior, completed 188-of-315 passes for 2,414 yards and 22 touchdowns, while rushing for 489 yards on 99 attempts with seven touchdowns ... Birmingham News All-Metro Team Athlete as a junior ... Passed for 2,074 yards and 19 touchdowns on 178-of-287 passing as a sophomore ... No. 46 ranked quarterback nationally by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Born Feb.10, 1989 ... Son of Rick and Lynn Trotter.

Chris Todd
QB, 6-2, 220
Hutchinson, KS (Hutchinson CC)
Junior College Coach: Rion Rhoades
Elizabethtown, KY (Texas Tech/Elizabethtown HS)
High School Coach: Brett Burnette

Coach Tuberville says: "Chris has run the spread offense all of his life and understands it. He has a great arm and I'm looking forward to having him."

COLLEGE: In one season at Hutchinson completed 104-of-212 passes for 968 yards with eight interceptions and six touchdowns ... Redshirted in 2005 at Texas Tech ... Played in five games in 2006 for Red Raiders before transferring to Hutchinson in January 2007 ... Was 25-of-35 with 241 yards and one touchdown in 2006 ... Best game came against Southeastern Louisiana, hitting 10-of-12 passes for 151 yards and a score ... In three Big 12 games against Missouri, Colorado and Baylor, completed 11-of-18 passes for 69 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Threw for 10,776 yards and 120 touchdowns during high school career ... As a senior, led team to Kentucky Class 2A State Championship after throwing for 3,180 yards and 38 touchdowns ... Was Elizabethtown's first state title in football since 1981 ... Associated Press second-team All-State selection as a junior after throwing for 4,583 yards and 51 touchdowns ... Completed a state-record 303 passes (64 percent completion rate) as a junior while leading team to state title game ... Threw for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore ... As a freshman at Taylor County High School, passed for 983 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also played basketball and baseball.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 4, 1986 ... Son of Brad and Becky Todd.

Andre Wadley
DL, 6-3, 265
Hernando, MS (Hernando HS)
High School Coach: Anthony Jenkins

Coach Tuberville says: "Andre is the top defensive lineman in the state of Mississippi, who reminds us of a little bit bigger Quentin Groves. He'll play that position - linebacker/defensive end. He's a very athletic player."

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior ... Selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior ... Rivals.com No. 21 overall prospect in Mississippi ... The No. 27 defensive end nationally by Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 40 defensive lineman nationally and the No. 5 overall player in the state of Mississippi ... No. 48 national prospect by Rivals.com at strong side defensive end ... Named the No. 7 prospect on The Clarion-Ledger Ten Most Wanted list ... Was a preseason Dandy Dozen pick and a postseason second-team All-State pick by The Clarion-Ledger.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 30, 1988 ... Son of Johnny Wadley, Sr. and Patricia Jones ... Older brother, Johnny, played at Mississippi State.

Derek Winter
WR, 6-0, 190
Tampa, FL (Plant Senior HS)
High School Coach: Robert Weiner

Coach Tuberville says: "Derek caught over 150 passes combined his junior and senior year with 40-plus touchdowns. He's very productive with great hands. He'll play both inside and outside receiver and we're excited to have him, plus he's a 4.0 student."

HIGH SCHOOL: Caught 192 passes during his high school career for almost 4,000 yards and 44 touchdowns ... Finished his senior season with 75 catches for over 1,668 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Named to the Class 4A All-State First Team by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Totaled a Hillsborough County record 90 catches for 1,280 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior ... Helped lead team to the 2006 Class 4A state championship ... Set a state record by catching 13 passes in the title game ... Had 30 catches as a sophomore ... Ranked as the No. 70 prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 20, 1989 ... Son of Dave and Trina Winter.

 

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  • Alabama game to go on against Fresno State

    Alabama game to go on against Fresno State

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:00:07 GMT
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    A university spokeswoman says the University of Alabama football game against Fresno State will go on as scheduled despite California announcing a ban on state travel to the state because of LGBT discrimination.

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    A university spokeswoman says the University of Alabama football game against Fresno State will go on as scheduled despite California announcing a ban on state travel to the state because of LGBT discrimination.

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  • Troy adds Ole Miss to 2022 football schedule

    Troy adds Ole Miss to 2022 football schedule

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:52:40 GMT
    (Source: Troy University Athletics)(Source: Troy University Athletics)

    Troy will open the 2022 football season at Ole Miss on Sept. 3 both schools announced Friday morning. It will be just the second all-time meeting between the two schools as Troy also traveled to Oxford in 2013.

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    Troy will open the 2022 football season at Ole Miss on Sept. 3 both schools announced Friday morning. It will be just the second all-time meeting between the two schools as Troy also traveled to Oxford in 2013.

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  • Alabama's Chandler Taylor selected for the 2017 College Home Run Derby

    Alabama's Chandler Taylor selected for the 2017 College Home Run Derby

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:21:08 GMT
    SOURCE: Alabama AthleticsSOURCE: Alabama Athletics

    Alabama’s Chandler Taylor has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Taylor is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball.

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    Alabama’s Chandler Taylor has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Taylor is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CT. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball.

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