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Tuskegee University Announces 2008 Recruiting Class

Tuskegee Announces 2008 Recruiting Class

  

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, AL -(Feb. 6, 2008)- Head coach Willie Slater of Tuskegee University added 31 new members to the Golden Tigers' football squad today.

Twenty-five seniors and 6 junior college transfers are set to join the Golden Tigers for the 2008 football season.  The newest players signed their letters of intent on Feb. 6, the NCAA's National Signing Day.

Among the members of the first-day signing class are 7 defensive backs, 4 quarterbacks, 1 running back, 14 offensive linemen, 7 defensive linemen, a linebacker, a wide receiver and 2 tight ends.

"The coaching staff did a great job and I think we signed some good players that will help us down the road," Slater said.

Two Alabama Sports Writers Association Super 12 all-state players highlight the class; quarterback Jeremy Williams (6-0, 190) of Central Tuscaloosa and runningback Anthony Landrum of Sweet Water.  Williams was the Class 4A Back of the Year.  He guided Central to the Class 4A state championship and was named MVP in the championship game.  He passed for 2,840 yards and 34 touchdowns and rushed for 557 yards and 15 more touchdowns on the ground as a senior.  Anthony Landrum propelled Sweet Water to the Class 1A state championship and was voted MVP in the championship game.  He finished his 14-game senior year by rushing for 2,104 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Coach Slater inked 17 linemen to beef up the offensive and defensive fronts.  With the lost of three key offensive linemen from the 2007 championship team (Anthony Driver, Larry Peoples and Kevin Jones), a bevy of prospects were signed.

The Golden Tigers finished the 2007 season undefeated (12-0), winning the SIAC Championship and the HBCU National Championship.  Returning at QB will be SBN All-American and SIAC Player of the Year Jacary Atkinson, who passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior.

NAME

POS.

HT.

WT.

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL/JUCO

Jeremy Williams

QB

6-0

190

Tuscaloosa, AL

Central Tuscaloosa HS

Wayne Williams

QB/Ath

6-0

170

Milledgeville, GA

Baldwin HS

Justin Heard

QB

6-1

190

Hoganville, GA

Callaway HS

Kurios Alexander

QB/Ath

6-1

187

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Southwest College

Anthony Landrum

RB

6-1

220

Sweet Water, AL

Sweet Water HS

Drakaris Bray

WR

5-9

170

LaGrange, GA

Callaway HS

Bruce James

DB

6-0

180

Bainbridge, GA

Bainbridge HS

Rylan Downing

DB

5-9

170

Acworth, GA

Etowah HS

Terrell Corbitt

DB

5-8

185

Huntsville, AL

Buckhorn HS

Chazdin Cottrell

DB

5-9

180

Daphne, AL

Daphne HS

Jorell Davis

DB

5-9

180

Daphne, AL

Daphne HS

Philander Browder

DB

6-0

180

Verbena, AL

Marbury HS

Michael Henley

DB/LB

6-1

201

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Southwest College

Cameron Wimberly

OL

6-2

280

Daphne, AL

Daphne HS

Charlie Craige

OL

6-6

270

Eight Mile, AL

Blount HS

Darius Graham

OL

6-2

320

Huntsville, AL

J. O. Johnson HS

Joshua Spencer

OL

6-4

350

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Southwest College

Mario Houston

OL

6-3

280

Newnan, GA

Dawson Street Christian HS

Jason Peacock

OL

6-4

330

Milledgeville, GA

Baldwin County HS

Ryan Jackson

OL

6-2

280

Albany, GA

Albany HS

Phillip Spear

OL

6-2

280

Montgomery, AL

Jefferson Davis HS

Melvin Davis

OC

6-0

270

Durant, MS

Southwest Mississippi CC

Darold Whitfield

OL

6-2

250

Eight Mile, AL

Blount HS

Germael Raspberry

OL/DL

6-0

290

Fork Union, VA

Fork Union HS

Isiah Taylor

OL/DL

6-1

220

Hiram, GA

Hiram HS

Jeremi Johnson

OL/DL

6-3

325

Cottondale, FL

Chipley HS

James Brown

OL/DL

6-4

320

Tuscaloosa, AL

Central Tuscaloosa HS

Arquavious Searcy

DE

6-1

245

Fort Valley, GA

Peach County HS

Jeremy Brown

DE

6-6

250

Stockbridge, GA

Dutchtown HS

Robert Dorsey

DE/TE

6-6

270

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Southwest College

Victor Gutierrez

TE

6-5

240

Los Angeles, CA

Compton College

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