The University of Louisville football program has signed 23 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2009 season, head coach Steve Kragthorpe announced Wednesday, the first day of the national signing period. He also released the four newcomers who enrolled in school back in January. read more
|Damian Copeland||WR||6-0||175||Palmetto, FL|
|Zed Evans||DB||5-10||181||Dallas, TX|
|Joe Evinger||OL||6-7||340||Santa Clarita, CA|
|Sean Farr||WR||6-2||180||Baltimore, MD|
|Adam Froman||QB||6-3||215||Santa Rosa, CA|
|Isaac Geffard||DB||6-2||186||Oakland Park, FL|
|Jacob Geffard||DB||6-2||182||Oakland Park, FL|
|Shenard Holton||RB||6-1||195||Bowling Green, KY|
|Tim High||DT||6-2||310||Harbor City, CA|
|Champ Lee||DB||6-1||190||Lakeland, FL|
|Boogie McCray||RB||6-2||208||Norfolk, Va. |
|Horace Miller||LB||6-1||205||Baltimore, MD|
|Malcom Mitchell||DE||6-2||220||Stone Mountain, GA|
|Preston Pace||DB||6-1||195||Oroville, CA|
|Roy Philon||DE||6-4||275||Lexington, KY|
|Mike Privott||LB||5-10||233||Norfolk, VA|
|Andrell Smith||WR||6-3||188||Miami, FL|
|Hakeem Smith||DB||6-1||170||Riverdale, GA|
|Hunter Stout||OL||6-4||266||Tampa, FL|
|Malcolm Tatum||DE||6-3||267||Perkinston, MS|
|Titus Teague||DB||5-10||175||Pomona, CA|
|Joseph Townsend||DT||6-4||295||Los Altos Hills, CA|
|Jeremy Wright||RB||5-9||183||Clermont, FL|
Played for Raymond Woodie at Palmetto High School... physical wide receiver who has been clocked as low as 4.42... clocked at 4.46 at the University of Georgia camp... three-star recruit by Rivals.com... ranked as the 137th best wide receiver prospect by Scout.com... rated three-star prospect by Scout.com... caught 52 passes for 718 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior season at Palmetto High School... named to the All-Area team... recorded four receiving touchdowns in a win over Tampa Robinson... made first team All-Area and All-State... selected the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player... Palmetto dropped a 30-17 decision to Braden River in the Class 3-A, Region 3 quarterfinals to finish the season at 8-3... played in the Brad Price Memorial PAL Bowl, which is a game pitting Manatee County's best senior football players against seniors from Sarasota... recorded 39 receptions for 600 yards as a junior... selected first team All-Area... voted the team's top wide receiver... recorded 18 pancake blocks from his wideout position... chose Louisville over Alabama, Notre Dame, Syracuse, South Carolina, USF, West Virginia and Virginia.
Played for Clint Roddy at Seagoville High School... ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the Nike Dallas Combine with a 4.41... named first team All-District... played on both sides of the football... played running back for the final six games and recorded 1,136 yards and 15 touchdowns... averaged 9.1 yards per carry... averaged 10 tackles per game at the cornerback position... recorded 56 total tackles... rushed for 245 yards and four touchdowns with a 56-20 decision over North Dallas... recorded 650 yards rushing as a junior... outstanding track performer... one of the top runners in the region... regional qualifier in the 100 and 200-yard runs... chose Louisville over Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt and TCU.
Played at College of the Canyons for head coach Garrett Tujague... can play both tackle and guard... was named to the 2008 All-America team voted by the California Community College Football Coaches Association... highest-rated recruit thus far... four-star lineman by Rivals.com...rated No. 33 overall junior college recruit in the nation by Rivals.com... earned first-team Region III All-California honors... was also named as a first-team all-Southern California Football Association selection... helped lead College of the Canyons to a perfect 10-0 regular season record... ended the season at 12-1 losing to Mt. SAC in the Southern California Championship... played on an offense that lead the conference in total offense... was a unanimous first team All-Northern Conference selection... earned second team All-Conference honors during his freshman season at College of the Canyons... played scholastically at Northview High School... chose Louisville over Tennessee, UCLA, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa State and Kentucky.
Played for Lawrence Smith at Baltimore Dunbar High School...considered one of the top prospects in the State of Maryland... three-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated a two-star player by Scout.com and the 179th-best wide receiver... rated as the 61st-best wide receiver prospect in the country... guided team to a perfect 14-0 record, a school record for wins... selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl... named to the Baltimore Metro team... recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons... part of a Poets' squad which scored a state-record 196 points in four playoff games, eclipsing the old mark (141) held by state champion Urbana in 1999... was a first team Small School All-State selection... caught 49 passes for 1,383 yards as a junior... averaged 28.2 yard per catch avg... also tallied 18 touchdowns...been clocked at 4.57 in the 40-yd dash... caught three touchdowns for the Poets in their 2007 Small School 2007 State Championship game... named to the 2007 Maryland All-State team...entered senior year rated the No. 57 receiver in nation...Maryland small school state champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008...chose Louisville over Maryland, Eastern Michigan, Akron and Virginia.
Signed and already on campus.... led his Santa Rosa Junior College to an 8-3 season in 2008, including a 28-20 win over No. 2-ranked Sierra (CA) C.C. in the West Bank Bowl... Santa Rosa finished ranked 10th in the nation... threw for 525 yards on 35-of-61 passing with three touchdowns in a win over Sierra and was named the game's Most Valuable Player... threw for 401 yards in the first half against Sierra... opened with 229 yards and two touchdowns in his first college start, a road win against 10th-ranked Reedley, and combined to throw 12 touchdowns in his next two games... tied the school record with seven touchdown passes in his third college start... is the third consecutive SRJC quarterback to sign with a major Division I school, joining Ian Hetrick (2005, Wyoming) and Greg Alexander (2007, Hawaii)... named a first team All-American by JC Grid-Wire... threw for a state-leading 3,876 yards and 40 touchdowns passes last season and was the NorCal Conference Offensive Player of the Year... played scholastically at Maria Carrillo High School... threw for 1,944 yards as a senior... also tossed 20 touchdown passes... chose Louisville over Colorado State.
Played for Adam Ratkevich at Northeast High School... four-year starter... named team captain as a senior... named second team All-County by the Miami Herald... selected first team All-Sun Sentinel... played in every All-Star game that was available... shared the same defensive backfield as twin brother, Jacob... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds... ranked as the 55th-best weakside linebacker prospect by Scout.com... helped lead Northeast to a 6-4 record... played in the Dade-Broward Nike All-Star game... led the way from his free safety position...recorded 100 tackles and nine sacks... forced five fumbles... quick lateral movements with the addition of his size and speed make him a candidate to play the outside line-backer position... regional qualifier in the 100... ran a remarkable 10.7... also playing tennis this spring... chose Louisville over Minnesota, Florida International and Iowa State.
Played for Adam Ratkevich at Northeast High School... four-year starter... named team captain as a senior... named second team All-County by the Miami Herald... selected first team All-Sun Sentinel... won the Punisher Award for two straight years... played in every All-Star game that was available... shared the same defensive backfield as twin brother, Issac... three-star rated prospect at Northeast High School... clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash... ranked as the 60th-best weak side linebacker prospect by Scout.com... played mainly strong safety... Dade-Broward Nike All-Star game participant... recorded 89 tackles and three sacks as a junior... made it to the wrestling regionals as a junior... chose Louisville over Minnesota, Florida International and Iowa State.
Played for Ben Bruni at Warren East High School... four-year starter... ranked as the 10th-best prospect by Rivals.com in the state of Kentucky...starred on both sides of the ball for the Raiders... first Warren East prospect to sign a Division I National-Letter-of-Intent since 1997... becomes just the school's second first-team All-State selection and the first since defensive end Greg Worthington was honored in 1977... played linebacker and running back... three-time All-Sky Conference selection and was a two-time All-State selection... voted to the Lexington Herald's Class of the Commonwealth... named first team All-State by the Louisville Courier Journal... was also first team All-State by Bluegrasspreps.com... selected to the Associated Press All-State team... finished his career with 2,363 yards and 41 touchdowns... totaled 97 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, three interceptions and two sacks on defense during his senior season... rushed for 1,312 yards and 18 touchdowns on 8.4 yards a carry and catching 26 passes for 456 yards and four touchdowns... recorded 116 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense as a junior... rushed 115 times for 712 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 23 catches for 566 yards and six more touchdowns as a junior... finished his career with 356 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss, eight interceptions - three returned for a score - and seven sacks ... chose Louisville over Purdue, Ball State, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Kentucky.
Played for John Featherstone at El Camino College... participated in eight games at defensive tackle... recorded 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks... also notched 2.5 tackles for loss... registered four tackles in a loss to No. 1 Mount San Antonio... played one season at UNLV before transferring to El Camino Community College... recorded two tackles in six games with UNLV... a 2006 graduate of Nathaniel Narbonne High School in the Los Angeles area ... lettered three times for coach Manuel Douglas ... made 64 tackles, 13 for loss and had a pair of quarterback sacks as a senior en route to being named first team All-Marine League and first team All-City ... made 43 pancake blocks on the Gaucho offensive line... played on both sides of the ball as a prepster... chose Louisville over Washington State, Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State.
Played for Keith Demyer at Lake Gibson High School... been clocked in the 40 at 4.4... rated a three-star prospect and the 100th-best safety prospect by Scout.com... cousin of current Louisville running back Bilal Powell... named third team All-State as a senior... recorded 54 tackles during his senior season... averaged 5.4 tackles per game... registered four interceptions and eight pass breakups... recorded a season-high 12 tackles versus Jenkins in a 49-33 win... registered 43 tackles and five interceptions as a junior... named first team All-Heartland Conference... chose Louisville over Purdue, Ball State, Central Florida and West Virginia.
Played for Hank Sawyer at Lake Taylor High School... played both running back and outside linebacker for the 12-1 Lake Taylor squad... rushed for 1,627 yards and 18 touchdowns... also caught seven passes for 123 yards... recorded 14 sacks on defense... also registered 49 tackles... returned one interception for a touchdown... was named the team's co-Most Valuable Player, along with signee Mike Privott... named first team All-District... was tabbed the Eastern District Player of the Year... selected first team All-Tidewater... also was a second team All-Region honoree... member of the Lake Taylor track and field team... ran the 110-meter hurdles... chose Louisville over NC State and Marshall.
Played for Lawrence Smith at Baltimore Dunbar High School... one of seven Dunbar prospects to sign at a Division I school... split time between defensive end and linebacker... Finished first in the nation at the Nike My Better competition with a SPARQ Rating of 162... vertical jump of 39 inches...helped Dunbar win 24 consecutive games... led Dunbar to their third straight state title... considered one of the top prospects in the State of Maryland... first team All-State selection at defensive end... named the Metro Defensive Player of the Year... recorded 29 sacks last season after posting 17 the year before, leading the Poets to the Maryland 1A state championship... guided team to a perfect 14-0 record, a school record for wins... earned All-Metro honors... recorded 133 tackles during his senior campaign... forced six fumbles and recovered three of them... as a junior, recorded 90 tackles and 25 tackles for loss... earned All-Metro honors as a junior... chose Louisville over UNLV and Temple.
Played for James Teter at Dunwoody High School... one of the top prospects in the state of Georgia... comes from the same school as former U of L linebacker Malik Jackson (2004-07)... member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 150 list... helped lead Dunwoody to a 12-1 record... recorded 70 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season... registered 62 tackles and eight sacks during his junior campaign... was named an Honorable Mention Class 3A All-American by the Georgia Sports Writers Association... was a standout on the West defense in the DeKalb County All-Star Football Showcase... chose Louisville over Indiana, South Carolina, West Virginia, UAB and Central Florida.
Played for Jeff Jordan at Butte ...key defender as he lead the Roadrunners to a junior college national championship and a 12-0 record...runs a 4.35 forty yard-dash... was part of a defense that limited Mount SAC (who previously had the No. 1 offense in the NorCal Conference) to just 218 yards of total offense and only one late touchdown in the 17-9 win... chose Louisville over Memphis, Minnesota, Akron, Hawaii and Kansas.
Played for Oliver Lucas at Bryan Station High School... two-star prospect by Scout.com... rated as the 153rd-best defensive end prospect in the nation... selected to play in the Border Bowl... recorded eight tackles and two tackles for loss in the Border Bowl... voted first team All-State by the Courier Journal... named second team All-State on the defensive line by the Associated Press... tabbed All-State by BluegrassPreps.com... voted second team All-State by the KHSAA... regarded as one of the top prospects in the state of Kentucky... played defensive end, defensive tackle and running back... collected 52 tackles, including 14 for losses, tallied five sacks, forced two fumbles and broke up two passes...as a running back he needed only 10 carries to accumulate 220 yards and seven touchdowns...chose Louisville over Minnesota, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Miami-Ohio.
Played for Hank Sawyer at Lake Taylor High School... one of the top-rated players in the state of Virginia... ranked as the 35th-best middle linebacker prospect by Scout.com... three-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated 44th -best linebacker prospect by Rivals.com... voted the 29th-best player on the Virginia postseason Top 30... ranked on Tom Lemming's Top 100 list... was named the team's co-Most Valuable Player, along with signee Boogie McCray... became the school's all-time leading tackler... recorded 132 tackles, including 96 solo tackles... registered two interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown... totaled three sacks... three-time All-District performer and a two-time All-Tidewater selection... selected second team All-State... named first team All-Region as a senior and All-Tidewater... named the Eastern District Player of the Year as a junior... recorded 133 tackles and four sacks during his junior campaign... credited with 105 tackles and eight sacks as a sophomore... chose Louisville over West Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina and Virginia.
Played for Larry Coffey at Palmetto High School... one of the top-rated players in the state of Florida... enrolled at Louisville in January... physical wide receiver... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com... ranked as the No. 15 prospect in Dade County... earned second team All-Dare County honors as a senior... missed time as a senior due to injuries... caught 35 passes for 356 yards as a junior.. named All-Dade Honorable Mention in 2006... chose Louisville over Western Michigan and Central Florida.
Played for Nick Davis at Riverdale High School... two-star prospect by Rivals.com... played both wide receiver and safety... caught 30 passes for 650 yards and five touchdowns... also recorded 44 tackles and a forced fumble on defense... earned first team All-County honors at safety... was a first team All-Region selection... earned second team All-Conference honors at wide receiver... caught 25 passes for 700 yards and three touchdowns during his junior campaign... was named team captain as a senior... earned Scholar-Athlete Award... chose Louisville over Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Auburn.
Played for David Mitchell at the Wharton School... two-year starter at offensive tackle... started 14 games as a senior... played in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game... earned All-Hillsborough Country honors as a senior... didn't allow a sack as a senior... selected as one of the team captain's... guided the team to have a 1,000-yard rusher during his senior season... team finished with a 9-3 record... chose Louisville over Auburn, South Florida, Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic
Played for Steve Campbell at Gulf Coast Community College... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com... recorded 35 tackles and 10 sacks as a sophomore at Gulf Coast Community College... was named the defensive MVP in Gulf Coast's (10-2) 41-7 Mississippi bowl win over third-ranked Georgia Military, earned second team MACJC South honors as a sophomore and is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com... chose Louisville over South Florida and Colorado.
Played for Don Cayer at Pomona High School... two-star prospect by Rivals.com... played one season at Pomona High School after transferring from Claremont High School... earned first team All-League honors last year as a cornerback and running back... rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior... scored 12 touchdowns... also ran track... ran 100 and 300-meter hurdles... rushed for 250 yards and three scores against Ganesha... also had a game where he ran for 225 yards and 208 yards... has a younger brother Tag who plays football at Ponoma... chose Louisville over Washington and Idaho.
Played for Doug Boyett at Foothill College... enrolled at Foothill in January of 2006... originally signed with Washington State as a member of the Cougars' 2005 class... named first team all-league his senior season at Valley Christian... brother of Larry Townsend Jr., former defensive tackle for New Orleans Saints and Nebraska... coached by Mike Machado at Valley Christian...earned two varsity letters playing on the offensive and defensive line... earned first team All-West Catholic League honors on offense and defense as a junior... helped lead the Warriors to an 11-2 record, the West Catholic League title and Central Coast Section Division IV championship...as a senior repeated as a first team all-league selection on both sides of the ball...guided Valley Christian to a 12-1 record, another West Catholic League title, and the Central Coast Section Open Division championship...recognized as one the top 30 players in Northern California by School Sports Magazine...named one of the top 22 players in Northern California by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report.
Played for Bud O'Hara at East Lake High School... rushed for 4,133 yards and 43 touchdowns in three seasons at East Lake High School... holds the state record for average yards rushing per game in Class 6A... has been clocked at 4.5... ran for a state-high 2,707 yards and scored 28 touchdowns... against Wekiva, he gained 492 yards - Central Florida's all-time best and the second-best rushing performance in state history... also rushed for 455 yards in a game... selected first team All-State in Class 6A... selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game, where he was named the game's Most Valuable Player... selected to the 2008 All-Southern Team... ran for 1,240 yards and 14 scores as a junior, including 276 yards in the season opener... ran a solid 10.7 in the 100-yard dash... chose Louisville over Troy State, Central Florida and Iowa State.