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Tulsa Football Signs 26 Student-Athletes to National Letters-of-Intent

University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Steve Kragthorpe
announced the signing of 26 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent, including one four-year college transfer, five junior college transfers and 20 high school seniors on National Signing Day.
University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Steve Kragthorpe announced the signing of 26 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent, including one four-year college transfer, five junior college transfers and 20 high school seniors on National Signing Day.
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Feb. 4, 2004

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Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Steve Kragthorpe announced today the signing of 26 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent, including one four-year college transfer, five junior college transfers and 20 high school seniors.

Tulsa's recruiting class has been rated as the best among Western Athletic Conference school's by Rivals.com, and is also ranked 65 th nationally. Seven of Tulsa's signees have received mention by national recruiting services, including Rivals.com, SuperPrep and PrepStar.

Among the signees, nine are offensive players, 16 defensive players and one special teams player. Tulsa has signed nine prep players from Oklahoma and another four transfers also from the state, while 11 players come from the state of Texas, including 10 high school seniors and one junior college transfer, as well as one player each from Arkansas and Oregon.

"I'm really excited about this class," said Kragthorpe. "We addressed some of our immediate needs by bringing in five junior college transfers who are all here on campus, which means they're here for winter workouts and spring practice. I think that is very critical in terms of them being able to contribute right away. Then we added transfer Bobby Klinck, who was a great high school player in the state of Oklahoma. I'm really excited to watch him in fall training camp."

Klinck, who transfers from Oklahoma, will have to miss the first four games due to NCAA transfer rules, and will be able to play in the fifth game of the year for the Hurricane.

"We not only addressed our immediate needs with the JC players, but also feel like we have a class that has the size we were looking for on the offensive and defensive fronts, and the speed we were looking for at the skill positions," said Kragthorpe. "We felt that we needed to address our size on both sides of the line of scrimmage."

Five of the offensive and defensive linemen signed by Tulsa coaches are near 300- pounds or over.

The Hurricane signed a total of 13 players who played prep football in the state of Oklahoma, including nine high school senior and four transfers.

"It's very important for us to keep Oklahoma kids. That's one of the great advantages that we have in Tulsa. Football in the state of Oklahoma is tremendous. There is outstanding talent and excellent coaches, so the players are well developed and ready to come into a program and compete at a high level," added Kragthorpe.

Headlining the list of high school players from the state of Oklahoma is Booker T. Washington High School's Damahco Ousley. The 6'1" receiver, who had offers from Big 12 Conference schools, has been rated as the fourth best player in the state by Rivals.com and was ranked 31 st for the Midlands region in SuperPrep magazine. Of the nine Oklahoma prep players, six earned first or second-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World or Daily Oklahoman. In addition to those six all-state players, Ousley and two other Oklahoma prep stars were honorable mention all-state selections and Tulsa World Blue-Chip members.

"Our basic philosophy is that we should be able to recruit anywhere from 75 to 80 percent of our class on a tank of gas. In this class, there's only three players that would take more than a tank of gas for us to reach, and only one is a plane flight away," said Kragthorpe. "The quality of the football in the state of Oklahoma and the proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex where we signed nine players who played high school football in that area is a real advantage for us."

Three Texas signees - Billy Greenidge, Curtis Williams and Ty Page - received numerous Big 12 scholarship offers, while Page reversed his commitment to Kansas State to select Tulsa. Six of TU's 10 prep signees from the state of Texas were mentioned among the Dallas Morning News top-100 area prospects.

Tulsa signed 16 players on the defensive side of the ball.

"With our scholarship numbers we want to be balanced, and our balance is to have 41 players on each side of the ball and three committed to specialists, so we're trying to even those numbers out. We're still not back to that total balance but we're rapidly approaching it," said Kragthorpe. "When we arrived here, there were basically 25 defensive players on scholarship, so we're trying to rectify that situation. We want to make sure we have the number of quality players in our program, but also be specific on each side of the ball as well as specific with positions."

The recruiting class is the second under Kragthorpe's tenure, but this year Tulsa coaches were nearly completed with the recruiting process at the same time as to when they began recruiting a year ago.

"It was much easier this year," said Kragthorpe. "Obviously, we had a head start because we were already here. We were basically finished recruiting by about the second week of January. When we started recruiting last year in January we had one commitment, but this year when we started recruiting again in January after the dead period, the bowl game and the national convention, we already had 18 commitments."

"We were much further ahead than we were last year at that point in time, which not only helps in terms of identifying the players we wanted to recruit this year, but we spent the last 10 days junior recruiting and continuing to get ready for next year," added Kragthorpe.

"We have some very, very talented players who will certainly have an opportunity to compete for significant playing time in the 2004 season. Just as was the case last year, the best players are going to play whether they're a true freshman or fifth-year senior," added Kragthorpe.

"I think this is an excellent class. There's no question that we targeted some big-time players in terms of the way they were viewed by other people whether that's other school's or recruiting services," said Kragthorpe. "Our attitude was that we're going to recruit the very best players, and the only thing that can happen is that we're told yes or no. In a lot of instances this year we were able to get the commitment and eventually the signature on the letter of intent."

2004 Tulsa Football Signees
Player		Pos.	Ht.	Wt.	Cl-L	Hometown/Previous School
Tarrion Adams	RB	6-1	193	Fr.	Moore, Okla./Moore
Walter Boyd	DL	6-2	297	Fr.	Shawnee, Okla./Shawnee
#Jeff Bryant	OL	6-3	322	Jr-JC	Edmond, Okla./Citrus JC
Chris Chamberlain	DB	6-2	184	Fr.	Bethany, Okla./Bethany
Ted Curtis	TE	6-1	226	Fr.	Moore, Okla./Moore
Tommy Daniels	DL	6-1	328	Fr.	Ennis, Texas/Ennis
#Ashlan Davis	WR	5-8	177	JR-JC	Mesquite, Texas/Tyler JC
Randy Duncan	DB	6-2	173	Fr.	Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite
Anthony Germany	CB	6-0	181	Fr.	Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City
Chance Gray	CB	6-1	170	Fr.	Denton, Texas/Denton
Billy Greenidge	DB	6-1	178	Fr.	Irving, Texas/MacArthur
Nick Grimes	OL	6-0	280	Fr.	College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated
#Morgan Guidry	DS	6-3	220	Jr-JC	Rusk, Texas/Trinity Valley CC
David Johnson	QB	6-2	205	Fr.	Portland, Ore./Southridge
Tyler Johnson	LB	6-2	213	Fr.	Haskell, Okla./Haskell
Brandon Jones	DL	6-2	258	Fr.	Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Bobby Klinck	DB	5-11	190	Jr-TR	Jenks, Okla./Oklahoma Univ.
Corey McMurrian	LB	6-1	192	Fr.	El Dorado, Ark./El Dorado
#Mike Mengers	OL	6-4	255	So-JC	Mustang, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M
Damahco Ousley	WR	6-1	190	Fr.	Tulsa, Okla./BT Washington
Ty Page		DB	6-2	210	Fr.	Dallas, Texas/Adamson
Jonathan Penelton	DB	6-0	204	Fr.	Dallas, Texas/Skyline
Roy Roberts	DB	5-10	189	Fr.	Ardmore, Okla./Ardmore
Rodrick Thomas	OL	6-4	355	Fr.	Oklahoma City, Okla./Northeast
#Charles Walker	DL	6-1	298	Jr-JC	Beggs, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M
Curtis Williams	DB	6-0	170	Fr.	Arlington, Texas/Sam Houston

2004 Tulsa Signee Profiles
Tarrion Adams RB 6-1 193 Fr. Moore, Okla./Moore Was a three-year letterman and starter at Moore High School . . . was a three-year starter at running back and started at free safety as a senior . . . ranked 15th on the Rivals.com Oklahoma list . . . named to the Tulsa World's preseason Blue Chip list . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team . . . earned honorable mention all-state merits by the Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman his senior season . . . was a 6A-1 all-District selection . . . rushed for 1,358 yards and 15 touchdowns on 168 carries as a senior . . . also caught six passes for 156 yards and three TDs . . . named to the Daily Oklahoman's Big All-City second team his senior season . . . was a preseason all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman . . . elected to play in the Oil Bowl . . . rushed for 1,447 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior . . . was named to the Daily Oklahoman's Big All-City first team as a junior . . . had career totals of 3,742 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns on 454 carries . . . also caught 20 passes for 486 yards and seven TDs in his career . . . high school coach was Tom Noles.

Walter Boyd DL 6-2 297 Fr. Shawnee, Okla./Shawnee Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Shawnee High School . . . helped lead his team to the Cass 5A state title as a senior . . . started on offense at tight end as a senior . . . was a starter on the defensive line as a sophomore and junior . . . also played fullback as a senior . . . was credited with 27 tackles and three sacks his senior season in limited time on defense . . . caught six passes for 87 yards and one TD, and rushed for 202 yards and five TDs on 35 carries his senior season . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Tulsa World as a senior. . . earned second-team all-state honors at tight end by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a second-team Daily Oklahoman Big All-City selection at tight end . . . earned all-district honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons . . . had career totals of 63 tackles, 11 sacks and two fumble recoveries . . . high school coach was Brent Whitson.

Jeff Bryant OL 6-3 322 Jr-JC Edmond, Okla./Citrus JC A transfer from Citrus (Calif.) Junior College . . . enrolled at mid-semester 2004 . . . was a starter at offensive line both seasons . . . named to the JC Football all-Cal team and the Western States all-conference team as a sophomore . . . helped lead his team to a 15-6 two-year record and a conference championship in 2003 . . . junior college coach was Kevin Emerson . . . played his prep football at Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe High School . . . was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at offensive tackle . . . was an all-district and all-conference performer as a senior . . . high school coach was Dan Cocannouer.

Chris Chamberlain DB 6-2 184 Fr. Bethany, Okla./Bethany Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Bethany High School . . . started at quarterback and free safety his final three years . . . led his team to a 13-2 record and the Class 2A state title as a senior . . . was named the District 2A-1 Player of the Year . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team . . . earned first-team all state honors by the Daily Oklahoman as a defensive back . . . was a second-team all-state selection by the Tulsa World . . . rushed for 2,096 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior season . . . threw for 1,020 yards and 11 touchdowns from his quarterback position as a senior . . . had 147 tackles and 10 interceptions his senior season as well . . . was named the Little All-City Offensive Player of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman . . . earned first-team Little-All-City honors by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a preseason all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was named to the Oil Bowl team . . . had career totals of 399 tackles and 20 interceptions . . . rushed for 2,777 yards and 37 touchdowns, while completing 148-of-324 passes for 2,433 yards and 29 TDs in his career . . . tallied 108 tackles and eight interceptions his junior season, while rushing for 518 yards and 11 TDs, and passing for 997 yards and eight touchdowns . . . high school coach was Rob Renshaw.

Ted Curtis TE 6-1 226 Fr. Moore, Okla./Moore Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Moore High School . . . started as a senior on offense, and was a two-year starter at safety . . . named to the Tulsa World's preseason Blue Chip list . . . earned honorable mention all-state accolades as a defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a second-team Big All-City selection as a defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was also a preseason Daily Oklahoman all-state selection . . . rushed for 553 yards and four touchdowns on 90 carries during his prep career . . . also caught 10 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns . . . had 126 career tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries . . . as a senior, caught nine passes for 234 yards and three TDs . . . had 55 tackles and two interceptions his senior season . . . high school coach was Tom Noles.

Tommy Daniels DL 6-1 328 Fr. Ennis, Texas/Ennis Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Ennis High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at defensive tackle . . . was rated as the 51st best prospect in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by the Dallas Morning News . . . had 64 tackles his senior season . . . earned second-team all-district accolades both his junior and senior seasons . . . tallied 54 tackles his junior season . . . high school coach was Sam Harrell.

Ashlan Davis WR 5-8 177 JR-JC Mesquite, Texas/Tyler JC A transfer from Tyler (Texas) Junior College . . . enrolled at mid-semester 2004 . . . was a starter as a sophomore . . . had 34 receptions for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns his sophomore season, while also returning one punt for a touchdown . . . junior college coach was Dale Carr . . . was a three-year letterwinner at Poteet High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at cornerback and running back . . . had 11 interceptions in his final two years . . . was on team's that posted a three-year record of 29-8 . . . was listed among Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Top 300 . . . high school coach was Bill Taylor.

Randy Duncan DB 6-2 173 Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite Was a three-year letterwinner at Mesquite High School . . . started his final two years at free safety . . . was credited with 64 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . ranked as the 28th best player in the Dallas area and the 71st best player in the state of Texas by the Dallas Morning News . . . was a third-team selection on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine 2003 Super Team . . . ranked as the 90th best player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com . . . named to the PrepStar magazine all-Midlands region team . . . was a first-team all-district performer in District 12-5A . . played in the Dallas/Fort Worth Coca-Cola All-Star Game . . . totaled 56 tackles and two interceptions as a junior . . . was an honorable mention all-district selection his junior season . . . was a member of an undefeated state championship team his sophomore year . . . high school coach was Steve Halpin.

Anthony Germany CB 6-0 181 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City Was a three-year letterwinner at Putnam City High School . . . totaled 72 tackles, eight interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns and 10 pass breakups his senior season . . . as a receiver, caught 21 passes for 560 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, while also rushing for 101 yards on six carries . . . led his Putnam City team to the Class 6A semifinals as a senior . . . was named to the PrepStar magazine all-Midlands region team . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Daily Oklahoman as a senior . . . was a second-team all-state selection by the Tulsa World his senior season . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team . . . earned first-team all-district and all-conference merits . . . named the conference co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . was credited with 56 tackles, nine pass breakups, five interceptions and three forced fumbles his junior season . . . also lettered three years in basketball . . . high school football coach was Mark Little.

Chance Gray CB 6-1 170 Fr. Denton, Texas/Denton Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Denton High School . . . was a two-time all-district 6-4A and two-time all-area selection as a cornerback . . . played in the Dallas/Fort Worth Coca-Cola All-Star Game . . . participated in the Texas State Track and Field meet as a sophomore and junior in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays . . . high school coach was Gary Fischer.

Billy Greenidge DB 6-1 178 Fr. Irving, Texas/MacArthur Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Irving MacArthur High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at safety . . . was a starting receiver his junior season as well . . . tallied 84 tackles, six pass breakups and five interceptions as a senior . . . rated as the 81st best player in the Dallas area by the Dallas Morning News . . . earned all-area and all-district honors as a senior . . . played in the Dallas/Fort Worth Coca-Cola All-Star Game . . . had 76 tackles, five pass breakups and three interceptions his junior season, and caught nine passes for 121 yards and one TD that same season . . . was a second-team all-district selection as a junior . . . high school coach was David Beaty.

Nick Grimes OL 6-0 280 Fr. College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated Played his sophomore and junior seasons at A&M Consolidated High School . . . played his senior season at Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina . . . was a three-year letterwinner and starter at offensive center . . . helped lead his team to a 14-2 record and state title as a senior . . . earned all-conference honors as a senior, and was an all-state, all-district and all-Brazos Valley selections his junior season . . . high school coach at A&M Consolidated was Jim Slaughter.

Morgan Guidry DS 6-3 220 Jr-JC Rusk, Texas/Trinity Valley CC A transfer from Trinity Valley Community College . . . enrolled at mid-semester 2004 . . . was a two-year letterwinner . . . junior college coach was Mark Sartain . . . was a three-year letterwinner at Alto (Texas) High School . . . started two years at offensive tackle and was a starter as a senior at defensive tackle . . . earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as an offensive lineman his senior season . . was a second-team all-district defensive lineman his junior and senior seasons . . . also lettered three years in basketball and track . . . high school coach was Marty Murr.

David Johnson QB 6-2 205 Fr. Portland, Ore./Southridge Was a three-year letterwinner at Southridge High School . . . completed 110-of-181 passes for 1,640 yards and 15 touchdowns his senior season . . . also rushed for 375 yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . earned Team MVP honors as a senior . . . was named the Oregon Offensive Player of the Week once during his senior season . . . was named one of the Northwest NIKE Camp Elite 11 . . . also lettered three years in baseball . . . high school coach was Brad Mastrud.

Tyler Johnson LB 6-2 213 Fr. Haskell, Okla./Haskell Was a four-year letterwinner at Haskell High School . . . started four seasons at linebacker and was the starting running back his sophomore, junior and senior seasons . . . rushed for 1,208 yards and 19 touchdowns on 136 carries as a senior . . . was credited with 97 tackles his senior season . . . was the District 2A-6 Player of the Year . . . selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state East team . . . was a second-team all-state selection by the Tulsa World as a senior . . . was rated as the 11th best player in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . earned honorable mention all-state merits by the Daily Oklahoman . . . high school coach was Jim Reece.

Brandon Jones DL 6-2 258 Fr. Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville A three-year letterwinner and starter at Duncanville High School . . . started three years at tight end . . . totaled seven receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns in his career . . . earned first-team all-district honors as a senior and second-team accolades his junior season . . . high school coach was Dan Schreiber.

Bobby Klinck DB 5-11 190 Jr-TR Jenks, Okla./Oklahoma Univ. Transfers to Tulsa from Oklahoma . . . was a three-year starter at Jenks High School . . . played in the secondary and at running back . . . recorded 77 tackles including 42 solos as a prep senior . . . rushed for 421 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior running back . . . ranked as the seventh best defensive back in the Midlands and the 14th best overall player by PrepStar . . . ranked as the second best overall player in Oklahoma by Max Emfinger Recruiting . . . was the 14th best safety in the nation by Rivals.com . . . earned all-state recognition by the Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman and the OCA as a senior . . . named to the SuperPrep and PrepStar All-America team . . . was rated as the 26th best safety in the nation by SuperPrep . . . named to the Daily Oklahoman Blue-Chip List as a senior . . . selected as the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year his senior season . . . also earned all-state honors from the Daily Oklahoman as a junior . . . had 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior . . . rushed for 1,055 yards and seven touchdowns his sophomore season . . . high school coach was Allan Trimble.

Corey McMurrian LB 6-1 192 Fr. El Dorado, Ark./El Dorado Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at El Dorado High School . . . was credited with 103 tackles, including six for lost yardage his senior season . . . also added three caused fumbles, and one interception . . . had career totals of 187 tackles, 15 stops for lost yardage, six caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three quarterback sacks . . . was an all-conference and all-state selection . . . was named to the All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a senior . . . high school coach was Jeff Williams.

Mike Mengers OL 6-4 255 So-JC Mustang, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M A transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M . . . was a starter as a freshman . . . earned first-team all-conference honors . . . junior college coach was Dale Patterson . . . was a three-year letterwinner at Mustang High School . . . started three years on the offensive line and was a starter at defensive tackle his senior season . . . was a Tulsa World honorable mention all-state selection as a senior . . . was a Daily Oklahoman all-state selection his senior season . . . earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors as a senior . . . high school coach was Todd Dilbeck

Damahco Ousley WR 6-1 190 Fr. Tulsa, Okla./BT Washington Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Booker T. Washington High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at receiver, and started at cornerback his junior season . . . ranked as the fourth best player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . was ranked 31st on the SuperPrep All-Midlands team . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman . . . caught 22 passes for 490 yards and five touchdowns his senior season to rank 11th in receiving among Class 5A schools . . . was named to the all-District 5A-4 team his senior season . . . had 1,155 yards on 55 receptions during his career . . . also tallied 25 tackles in his prep career . . . high school coach was Antwain Jimmerson.

Ty Page DB 6-2 210 Fr. Dallas, Texas/Adamson Was ranked 36th in the Southwest by SuperPrep magazine . . . rated as the 25th best player in the Dallas area and 63rd in the state of Texas by the Dallas Morning News . . . ranked 41st nationally among safeties by Rivals.com . . . ranked as the 78th best player in Texas by Rivals.com . . . was named to the PrepStar magazine all-Midlands region team . . . rated among the top-100 players in Texas by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . . . was a first-team all-district receiver and defensive back as a senior . . . earned all-area and honorable mention all-state as a defensive back his senior season . . . was named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team . . . played in the Dallas/Fort Worth Coca-Cola All-Star Game . . . also an all-district performer in basketball . . . full name is Tyvenskie Page . . . high school coach was Carl Jackson.

Jonathan Penelton DB 6-0 204 Fr. Dallas, Texas/Skyline Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Skyline High School . . . started at strong safety . . . was rated as the 90th best player in the Dallas area by the Dallas Morning News . . . had 110 tackles, seven pass breakups and three forced fumbles his senior season . . . was credited with 90 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions as a junior . . . also lettered four years in track . . . high school football coach was Que Brittain.

Roy Roberts DB 5-10 189 Fr. Ardmore, Okla./Ardmore Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Ardmore High School . . . started for three years at running back and defensive back . . . helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and the Class 5A semifinals as a senior . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team as a running back . . . was the District 5A-1 Offensive Player of the Year . . . earned honorable mention all-state accolades on offense by the Tulsa World . . . was a first-team all-state defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman as a senior . . . rushed for 1,402 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior . . . was credited with 38 tackles and three interceptions his senior season . . . was ranked as the 13th best player in the state by the Daily Oklahoman in the preseason . . . rushed for over 4,000 career yards and had 37 touchdowns during his career . . . also had 10 interceptions, while returning four of those pickoffs for touchdowns in his career . . . selected to play in the Oil Bowl game . . . high school coach was Mike Loyd.

Rodrick Thomas OL 6-4 355 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Northeast Was a three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Northeast High School . . . played on both the offensive and defensive lines . . . earned second-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman by the Tulsa World . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was named to the Daily Oklahoman Big All-City second team as a defensive lineman his senior season . . . had 83 tackles and a Class 5A-best 13 sacks and four fumble recoveries from his defensive line position as a senior . . . was an all-city and all-district selection his senior season . . . was credited with 57 tackles, eight sacks and nine fumble recoveries his junior season . . . totaled 41 pancakes from his offensive line position in his final two seasons . . . high school coach was Ron Kroeger.

Charles Walker DL 6-1 298 Jr-JC Beggs, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M A transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M . . . junior college coach was Dale Patterson . . . was a three-year letterwinner at Beggs High School . . . led the state in sacks with 26 and the team in tackles with 124 as a senior . . . completed his career with 360 tackles and seven fumble recoveries . . . earned Tulsa World all-state honors his senior season . . . high school coach was Bob Craig.

Curtis Williams DB 6-0 170 Fr. Arlington, Texas/Sam Houston Was rated as the 50th best prospect in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by the Dallas Morning News . . . ranked among the top-75 players in the area by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . . . was ranked 129th in the Southwest by SuperPrep magazine . . . had 90 tackles as a senior despite missing four games with an injury . . . high school coach was Kenny Perry.