Auburn Recruiting Class Of 2008… Part II
Here’s Part II of the 2008 Auburn Recruiting Class signees…
DL, 6-4, 276
Clanton, AL (Chilton County HS)
High School Coach: Steve McCord
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.
ATH, 6-0, 170
Fort Meade, FL (Fort Meade HS)
Head Coach: Mike Hayde
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.
WR, 5-9, 165
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith
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.
LB, 6-1, 200
Dothan, AL (Northview HS)
High School Coach: Chip Harris
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.
DL, 6-3, 270
Huntsville, AL (J.O. Johnson HS)
High School Coach: Harold Wells
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.
RB, 5-11, 225
Seffner, FL (Armwood HS)
High School Coach: Sean Callahan
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.
TE, 6-2, 240
Pace, FL (Pace HS)
High School Coach: Mickey Lindsey
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.
DL, 6-5, 305
Baton Rouge, LA (Desire Street Academy)
High School Coach: Mickey Joseph
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.
DB, 6-1, 195
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith
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.
QB, 6-1, 192
Birmingham, AL (Briarwood Christian HS)
High School Coach: Fred Yancey
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.
QB, 6-2, 220
Hutchinson, KS (Hutchinson CC)
Junior College Coach: Rion Rhoades
Elizabethtown, KY (Texas Tech/Elizabethtown HS)
High School Coach: Brett Burnette
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.
DL, 6-3, 265
Hernando, MS (Hernando HS)
High School Coach: Anthony Jenkins
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.
WR, 6-0, 190
Tampa, FL (Plant Senior HS)
High School Coach: Robert Weiner
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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