2011 Signee Breakdown

Offensive Players By Position (7)
Michael Bowie - OL
Travis Cross - OL
Devin Davis - OL
J.W. Walsh - QB
Herschel Sims - RB
David Glidden - WR
Isaac McCoy - WR

Defensive Players By Position (16)
Jimmy Bean - DE
Ryan Robinson - DE
Maurice Hayes - DT
Ashaad Mabry - DT
Alex Villareal - DT
James Castleman - DL
Mike Mustafa - DL
Kris Catlin - LB
Alex Elkins - LB
Lyndell Johnson - LB
Nico Ornelas - LB
Demarcus Sherod - LB
Ryan Simmons - LB
Jonovan Griffin - DB
Miketavious Jones - DB
Isaac Maselera - DB

Athletes (3)
Torrance Carr - ATH
Desmond Roland, II - ATH
Josh Stewart - ATH

Specialists (1)
Matt Green - K

From Oklahoma (3)
Michael Bowie (Sand Springs) - OL
David Glidden (Mustang) - WR
Isaac Maselera (Glenpool) - DB

From Texas (19)
Jimmy Bean (Denton) - DE
Torrance Carr (Dallas) - ATH
Kris Catlin (San Antonio) - LB
James Castleman (Amarillo) - DL
Travis Cross (Plano) - OL
Devin Davis (Nacogdoches) - OL
Alex Elkins (Keller) - LB
Jonovan Griffin (McKinney) - DB
Lyndell Johnson (Plano) - LB
Miketavious Jones (Houston) - DB
Ashaad Mabry (San Antonio) - DT
Mike Mustafa (Katy) - DL
Nico Ornelas (North Richmond Hills) - LB
Desmond Roland, II (Dallas) - ATH
Ryan Simmons (Cibolo) - LB
Herschel Sims (Abilene) - RB
Josh Stewart (Denton) - ATH
Alex Villareal (Hidalgo) - DT
J.W. Walsh (Denton) - QB

From Georgia (3)
Maurice Hayes (Rome) - DT
Ryan Robinson (Buford) - DE
Demarcus Sherod (Decatur) - LB

From Kentucky (1)
Matt Green (Lexington) - K

From Arkansas (1)
Isaac McCoy (Alma) - WR

NamePosHt.Wt.Yr.Hometown (School)
Jimmy BeanDE6-4220Fr.Denton, TX (Guyer)
Torrance CarrAth6-2185Fr.Dallas, TX (Richardson)
James CastlemanDL6-4255Fr.Amarillo, TX (Amarillo)
Devin DavisOL6-5250Fr.Nacogdoches, TX (Nacogdoches)
Alex ElkinsLB6-3235Jr.Keller, TX (Blinn College)
David GliddenWR5-9160Fr.Mustang, OK (Mustang)
Matt GreenK6-2225Fr.Lexington, KY (Lafayette)
Jonovan GriffinDB5-11165Fr.McKinney, TX (Boyd)
Johnny HaynesAth5-10190Fr.Irving, TX (MacArthur)
Lyndell JohnsonLB6-3190Fr.Plano, TX (East)
Miketavious JonesDB5-10165Fr.Houston, TX (North Shore)
Ashaad MabryDT6-3290Fr.San Antonio, TX (MacArthur)
Isaac MaseleraDB6-0180Fr.Glenpool, OK (Glenpool)
Isaac McCoyWR6-0170Fr.Alma, Ark. (Alma)
Mike MustafaDL6-4270Fr.Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch)
Nico OrnelasLB6-2200Fr.North Richmond Hills, TX (Richland)
Desmond RolandAth6-0185Fr.Dallas, TX (Lake Highlands)
Demarcus SherodLB6-2225Fr.Decatur, GA (Columbia)
Ryan SimmonsLB6-1230Fr.Cibolo, TX (Steele)
Herschel SimsRB5-8190Fr.Abilene, TX (Abilene)
Josh StewartAth5-10160Fr.Denton, TX (Guyer)
Alex VillarealDT6-4295Fr.Hildalgo, TX (Hildalgo)
Mid-Year Enrollees
(Currently attending class at OSU)
NamePosHt.Wt.Yr.Hometown (School)
Michael BowieOL6-5315Jr.Sand Springs, OK (Page/Navarro CC)
Kris CatlinLB6-1215Fr.San Antonio, TX (Madison)
Travis CrossOL6-5270Fr.Plano, TX (West)
Maurice HayesDT6-4315Jr.Rome, GA (Pepperell/Bakersfield CC)
Ryan RobinsonDE6-5250Jr.Buford, GA (Mill Creek/Jones County CC)
J.W. WalshQB6-2195Fr.Denton, TX (Guyer)

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2011 Season Tickets Now Available!
Oklahoma State football fans have plenty to be excited about in 2011. Not only will the Cowboys return most of their starters from a team that won a share of the Big 12 South championship, but approximately 20 percent of the seats in Boone Pickens Stadium will be available at a reduced rate from 2010.

"Our fans have asked for more pricing options," said Director of Athletics Mike Holder. "This plan reflects the athletic department's conscious effort to listen to them."

The decrease will extend over 10 different sections of Boone Pickens Stadium and will affect approximately 12,000 seats. The new options give OSU fans 14 different price points at which they can purchase season tickets.

"We wanted to extend as many varied price opportunities to our fans as possible," Holder added. "Our goal is to give everyone an opportunity to attend football games in Stillwater."

Another convenience available to OSU fans is the payment plan that allows season tickets to be purchased over eight months if the tickets are bought in December.

To inquire about 2011 football season tickets and an affordable pricing plan, call 1-877-ALL-4-OSU or visit www.okstate.com/tickets.

Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy has announced the signing of 27 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

Several of the major recruiting services consider the new class of Cowboys among the best group of newcomers in OSU history.

OSU's class is headlined by two of the nation's top recruits on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback J.W. Walsh from Denton (Guyer) Tex., and running back Herschel Sims of Abilene, Tex., are both ranked among the best in the country at their positions and are considered among the top 15 players in the state of Texas.

The 2011 class, however, is slanted toward defense with 16 of the newcomers scheduled to begin their careers on that side of the ball. Eight are expected to contribute on offense. There is one kicker in the class and three under the "athlete" heading.

"We have a very balanced class with considerable depth at the defensive line position," said Gundy." We have a number of guys who we expect to play as true freshmen.

"This is a group of quality individuals with high character. They are good student-athletes and we're excited to have them in our program."

Oklahoma State continues to remain a recruiting force in Texas with nine of the top 100 players in that state signing with OSU. Overall, 19 Texans signed with OSU, along with three student-athletes from Oklahoma, three from Georgia and one from Arkansas and Kentucky. With the addition of the 2011 class, Oklahoma State now has eight players from Georgia on its roster heading into spring drills.

The Oklahomans that are joining the program include Glenpool safety Isaac Maselera, Mustang receiver and Parade All-America selection David Glidden and Sand Springs offensive lineman Michael Bowie.

The new class includes four junior-college players and 23 from the prep ranks. Three of the four junior-college athletes and two from high school are already attending class at OSU and will participate in spring drills.

OSU went heavy in the defensive line with seven of the newcomers designated for duty at defensive tackle or defensive end, including two of the transfers. Linebacker was another point of emphasis with five joining the program.

2011 National Signing Day

Jimmy Bean
DE, 6-4, 220, Fr.
Denton, TX (Guyer)

One of three Denton Guyer seniors to ink with OSU, joining J.W. Walsh and Josh Stewart … Played on a state runner-up team as a senior when he had 78 tackles, including 19 behind the line of scrimmage, as a senior … Recorded 60 tackles as a junior … A Texas Football Magazine top 25 defensive lineman and top 300 prospect … Second-team all-district selection … Had 10.5 sacks over his final two seasons … Dallas Morning News state and area top 100 prospect … Rated by Rivals No. 42 in the country at his position and as the No. 67 prospect in the state of Texas … Scout.com ranked him No. 59 overall in the state of Texas … Also recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Houston, Iowa, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1993, in Ontario, Calif. … Son of Jimmy Bean Sr., and Charlotte Morre … Also a track athlete … Undecided on a major … Honor student … One of five siblings.

Torrance Carr
ATH, 6-2, 185, Fr.,
Dallas, TX (Richardson)

A late commitment in the 2011 class … Listed with a 4.5 40 time … An all-everything player in high school with 892 rushing yards, 482 passing yards and six pass receptions … Also returned a kickoff for a touchdown … Averaged 17.6 points on the basketball court as a junior … Caught 16 passes for 207 yards as a junior … Team offensive MVP … First-team all-district … An all-district selection as a junior in basketball … Also recruited by North Texas, Iowa, Iowa State and TCU.

James Castleman
DL, 6-4, 255, Fr.,
Amarillo, TX (Amarillo)

Pledged to the Cowboys late in the recruiting process after several months as a Texas Tech commitment … A two-time all-state selection … District defensive MVP and also an all-district pick as a punter … Has a double-figure scoring average on the basketball court … Ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 69 player in Texas while Rivals.com ranks him No. 52 in the Lone Star State … A first-team member of the Texas Super Team as selected by Texas Football … Scout.com ranked him as the No. 26 defensive tackle prospect in the country … Had 62 tackles as a senior with 10 for loss and caused three fumbles … Had 81 tackles as a junior with 21 TFL and also blocked three punts that season.

Devin Davis
OL, 6-5, 250, Fr.
Nacogdoches, TX (Nacogdoches)

An early commitment to the Cowboys, who pledged to OSU in July of 2010 … An all-East Texas selection by multiple media and recruiting outlets … A first-team all-district selection … Rated as the nation's No. 62 prospect at guard by Scout and No. 110 overall in the state of Texas … A top 100 state and area prospect as selected by the Dallas Morning News … According to Rivals he is the No. 77 player in Texas and No. 58 in the country at his position … A SuperPrep all-region selection.

Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1993, in Nacogdoches … Son of Sheila and Kevin Davis … Plans to major in mechanical engineering … Also participated in basketball and power lifting in high school … A first-team all-academic choice … The youngest of four siblings.

Alex Elkins
LB, 6-3, 235, Jr.
Keller, TX (Keller/Blinn CC)

An intriguing prospect who didn't play high school football … Has blazing speed for his position with a listed 40 time of 4.55 … Played his first football at Blinn after attending an open tryout … Had 73 tackles as a sophomore with 10 for loss and 2.5 sacks … Had 41 tackles as a freshman … Second team all-conference selection … Also recruited by TCU, South Alabama, Kansas State and Utah … Rated by Rivals as the No. 31 junior college prospect in the country.

Personal: Played baseball and rugby in high school.

David Glidden
WR, 5-9, 160, Fr.
Mustang, OK (Mustang)

Parade All-America selection … Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year … Nominee for the Old Spice National Player of the Year … A speedy big-play specialist in high school … As a senior he averaged 19.1 yards on his 65 receptions with 17 touchdowns and 1,244 receiving yards … Tossed a TD pass, returned four of his six interceptions for touchdowns and scored four touchdowns on kickoff returns … Averaged 35.3 yards on punt returns … Caught 61 passes for 1,046 yards (17.1 per catch) as a junior and scored seven touchdowns on returns … A first-team all-stater by The Oklahoman, Tulsa World and Oklahoma Coaches Association … Also a first-team all-Big City selection … Rivals rated him No. 17 in the state of Oklahoma … Rated as the No. 11 prospect in the Midlands region by SuperPrep … Also recruited by Arkansas, Tulsa, Northwestern, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

Personal: Born July 10, 1992 … Son of Deidre and Pete Glidden … Also participated in basketball, baseball and track … Considering journalism/broadcasting or engineering as a career … His brother, Dylan, plays baseball at Oklahoma Christian and his father was a semi-pro football player.

Matt Green
K, 6-2, 225, Fr.
Lexington, KY (Lafayette)

The lone specialist in the incoming class is noted for his strong leg … Handled placekicking duties as well as punting and kickoff chores as a prepster … Had 26 touchbacks on kickoffs on 42 kicks and connected on three field goals from beyond 40 yards … A first-team all-city pick by the Lexington Herald … Also recruited by Cincinnati, The Citadel, Maryland and Dayton.

Personal: Born April 10, 1993 … Son of Stephen and Sandra Green … Plans to major in hotel/restaurant management.

Jonovan Griffin
DB, 5-11, 165, Fr.
McKinney, TX (Boyd)

A versatile athlete that could fit into several spots, but OSU will first give him a look at corner … Ran for 1,017 yards as a senior quarterback … Also passed for 1,418 yards while completing 61 percent of his attempts … Team MVP and all-district pick as a senior … Rated by Texas Football as a state top 20 prospect at quarterback and one of the top 300 players in Texas … As a junior he ran for 1,200 yards and passed for more than 2,400 yards … Also earned all-district honors as a junior … A nominee for the Dallas Morning News offensive player of the year … Recruited by Texas Tech, SMU, Wyoming and UTEP, among others.

Personal: Born Sept. 5, 1992, in McKinney … Son of Maria O'Connor and Brent Griffin … Has three brothers and two sisters … Plans to major in engineering.

Johnny Haynes
ATH, 5-10, 190, Fr.
Irving, TX (MacArthur)

A threat as a runner and receiver as a senior with 1,098 rushing yards with 12 scores and 478 receiving yards with four touchdowns … An all-district pick and selected as a top-10 "athlete" by Texas Football … A top 100 pick by the Dallas Morning News as an area and statewide prospect … Also recruited by Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska.

Lyndell Johnson
LB, 6-3, 190, Fr.
Plano, TX (East)

A high school safety who will likely project to star linebacker at OSU … A national recruit who Scout ranked No. 19 at his position and No. 39 overall in Texas … According to Rivals.com, his 40 time is 4.46 … A member of the Texas Super Team as selected by Texas Football … Ranked No. 60 in Texas by SuperPrep … A member of the Austin American Statesman Fab 55 … An all-county and all-district selection … Dallas Morning News top 100 pick … Had 58 tackles and two interceptions as a senior and 72 stops as a junior … Schools lining up for his signature were numerous and included Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Notre Dame, TCU, Texas A&M and Utah.

Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1991, in Dallas … Son of Antonette and Carlos Harwell … Plans to pursue law enforcement as a career … Has a brother and a sister.

Miketavious Jones
DB, 5-10, 165, Fr.
Houston, TX (North Shore)

A speedy defender rated by Scout as the No. 29 prospect in the country at his position and No. 65 overall in the state of Texas … A Texas Football top 20 recruit at his position … SuperPrep ranked him No. 83 among all Texas prospects … Had 61 tackles, a sack, an interception and 21 pass break-ups as a senior … First-team all-district ... A four-year member of the North Shore track team ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Baylor, Houston, Kansas and Rice were among the schools showing interest.

Personal: Born March 16, 1992 in Ruston, La. ... Son of Demetria Jones and Michael Heard ... Has two older brothers, Marcus and Marquise ... Marcus plays football at Harding.

Ashaad Mabry
DT, 6-3, 290, Fr.
San Antonio, TX (MacArthur)

Another recruit from an area that has been good to Oklahoma State over the past two years and another recruit off the Texas top 100 list … A second-team all-area pick by the San Antonio Express News … Scout ranked him No. 40 among the nation's defensive tackle recruits and No. 88 overall in the state … A Texas Football top 300 selection and a Dallas Morning News top 100 state prospect … Also among the top 100 players in Texas as selected by Rivals … That service also ranked him No. 59 among America's defensive tackles … Had 75 tackles with three sacks as a senior and 54 tackles as a junior … Texas A&M, Virginia and Baylor were among his suitors … Team captain.

Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1992, in San Antonio … Son of Corchelle and Inard Mabry … A four-year participant in track … Dad played football at Angelo State.

Isaac Maselera
DB, 6-0, 180, Fr.
Glenpool, OK (Glenpool)

An athletic defender who was among the first commitments to the class … Ranked as the No. 20 prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals … Scout ranked him No. 55 in the country at his position … Rated as the No. 40 player in the Midlands region by SuperPrep … That area covers all prospects in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah … Battled injuries as a prep senior … Team captain … According to SuperPrep, he has clocked a 4.39 time in the 40 … Participated in track all four years of high school.

Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1992, in Plano, Tex. … Son of Donna and Lazarus Maselera … Plans to major in political science or pursue a career in physical therapy … Honor student … His brother, Israel, plays football at Pittsburg State (Kansas).

Isaac McCoy
WR, 6-0, 170, Fr.
Alma, Ark. (Alma)

A speedy wideout who rushed for 1,136 yards as a senior to go with his 491 receiving yards … Had a combined 31 touchdowns as a senior … A first-teamer on the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team … A first-team all-stater as selected by the Arkansas coaches … A finalist for state player of the year … Two-time all-conference selection.

Mike Mustafa
DL, 6-4, 270, Fr.
Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch)

One of the last commitments in the class of 2011 … Selected to participate in the Max Emfinger All-American Game and was nominated for the Nike Bayou Bowl-Louisiana All-Star Game … TAPPS Division III honorable mention all-state … All-district selection on offense and defense … Also recruited by Baylor, UTEP and Houston.

Nico Ornelas
LB, 6-2, 200, Fr.
North Richmond Hills, TX (Richland)

Heavily recruited linebacker … Member of the Texas Football Super Team (third-team selection) and rated by that publication as a top 20 linebacker … That publication listed him as one of the state's top 20 linebackers … Top 100 player in the metroplex as selected by the Dallas Morning News … Had 83 tackles and six sacks as a senior and 77 tackles with four sacks as a junior and more than 200 career tackles … Team captain … Also recruited by Arizona, Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa and Kansas State.

Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1992, in Richland Hills … Son of Nancy Jag-Nathan and the late Joel Ornelas … A business/marketing major … Was a four-year member of the all-academic team at Richland … Has a younger brother named Andy.

Desmond Roland II
ATH, 6-0, 185, Fr.
Dallas, TX (Lake Highlands)

Could play running back or receiver at OSU … Rushed for 1,300 yards as a senior with an 8.7-yard average and 21 touchdowns … Ran for 1,200 yards as a junior … Ran for 54 scores during his career … Is nationally ranked as a prospect at running back and receiver … Scout ranked him No. 15 among America's receiver prospects and the No. 12 prospect in Texas … A second-team member of the Super Team (second-team pick) as selected by Texas Football … Dallas Morning News all-area selection … The No. 50 prospect in Texas as selected by SuperPrep … Recruited by Arkansas, Arizona, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina, TCU and Texas A&M.

Demarcus Sherod
LB, 6-2, 225, Fr.
Decatur, GA (Columbia)

An athletic linebacker who earned first-team all-state honors as selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in talent-rich Georgia … Also a first-team all-county and all-district selection … Had 138 tackles as a senior and caused six fumbles … Had 122 stops as a junior … Ranked by Rivals No. 31 in the country at his position and the No. 52 prospect in Georgia … Scout ranked him No. 75 among the nation's outside linebacker recruits … According to recruiting services, he also had offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky … Played in the North-South All-Star Game … Team captain.

Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1992, in Atlanta … Son of Bobbie Sherod and Jerome Simmons … Undecided on a major … Youngest of three siblings.

Ryan Simmons
LB, 6-1, 230, Fr.
Cibolo, TX (Steele)

A very productive linebacker who played on a state championship team ... Recorded a whopping 179 tackles as a senior with five interceptions and four fumble recoveries … Had 151 tackles as a junior ... A first-team all-stater in Texas, according to the Associated Press … Defensive MVP of the state championship game … Also district MVP and area defensive player of the year … Scout ranks him the No. 13 prospect in the country at middle linebacker and No. 44 overall in Texas … Rivals placed him No. 19 in America at his position and No. 52 in the state of Texas, regardless of position … A second-team all-state selection as a junior … Chose the Cowboys over Oregon and Stanford, among others … Played in the U.S. Army All-America game (Army Bowl).

Herschel Sims
RB, 5-8, 190, Fr.
Abilene, TX (Abilene)

One of the most sought-after signatures in the class … Ran for 2,352 yards as a junior and 709 during an injury-plagued senior season … Ranked by Rivals.com as the second best all-purpose running back in the country, the No. 8 player in Texas and No. 73 overall recruit in America … A SuperPrep All-American and that publication placed him No. 10 overall in Texas … A member of the SuperPrep's national Elite 50, checking in at No. 39 … Scout ranked him No. 5 among America's backs and as the No. 6 player in Texas … First-team Texas Super Team by Texas Football … Member of the Austin American Statesman Fab 55 … First-team Associated Press all-stater and as a junior was the Texas 5A offensive player of the year.

Josh Stewart
ATH, 5-10, 160, Fr.
Denton, TX (Guyer)

Joins fellow Guyer signees Jimmy Bean and J.W. Walsh in the 2011 recruiting class … A long-time Texas A&M recruit who switched to OSU … Can play in the secondary or at receiver … As a senior he caught 56 passes for 971 yards with 10 scores while he had 85 tackles with seven interceptions on defense … Played on a state finalist team … Honorable mention all-stater … SuperPrep all-region selection and rated as the No. 60 recruit in Texas … Made the state and area lists as part of the Dallas Morning News top 100 … Member of the Austin American Statesman Fab 55 … Scout.com ranked him No. 37 in America as a defensive back prospect and the No. 74 overall recruit in the state of Texas … Rivals ranked him No. 44 among the nation's prospects at receiver.

Personal: Born Oct. 22, 1992, in New Orleans … Son of Valrie and Charles Stewart … Also played basketball for three years … An education major.

Alex Villareal
DT, 6-4, 295, Fr.
Hildalgo, TX (Hildalgo)

Had 10 quarterback sacks and 12 tackles behind the line of scrimmage as a senior … A first-team all-district selection and a third-team selection by Texas Football to the Texas Super Team … That publication also ranked him as a top 300 pick in the state and a top 25 defensive lineman in Texas … A former Houston commit.

Mid-Year Enrollees
(Currently attending class at OSU)

Michael Bowie
OL, 6-5, 315, Jr.
Sand Springs, OK
(Page/Navarro CC)

A talented offensive line prospect who originally signed with OSU out of Charles Page High School in Sand Springs in 2009 … A SuperPrep all-region pick (No. 55 in the Midlands) as a prep senior and a SuperPrep Juco Top 100 (No. 34) after his sophomore year at Navarro … Played on a junior college national championship team … Was an all-district, all-metro and all-state pick at Sand Springs … Rivals.com rated him as America's 30th best offensive line prospect and No. 16 among state seniors that year.

Kris Catlin
LB, 6-1, 215
San Antonio, TX (Madison)

A speedy prospect at linebacker who originally signed with OSU in February of 2010 … A second-team all-area selection by the San Antonio Express News … Texas Football top 300 prospect and a top 20 selection at linebacker … Rivals ranked him No. 20 in the country at his position and as the No. 70 overall prospect in the state of Texas … Scout placed him No. 54 among the country's linebacker prospects in 2009 … Had 99 tackles as a senior and 98 tackles with two interceptions as a junior …Two-time all-district pick … SuperPrep all-region selection as the No. 64 prospect in Texas … Had a long list of scholarship offers that included Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri and Kansas, among others.

Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1991, in San Antonio … Son of Carl and Kenya Catlin … Undecided on a major … Father played college basketball at Parkland College.

Travis Cross
OL, 6-5, 270, Fr.
Plano, TX (West)

A heavily decorated offensive lineman that committed to Oklahoma State very early in the recruiting process … Member of the Texas Super Team (third team member) … Texas Football top 300 prospect … Listed by Scout.com as the No. 11 player in the country at his position and No. 45 overall in Texas … A SuperPrep Texas top 100 prospect … Two-time all-district pick … Had scholarship offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Tulsa, LSU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Stanford and UCLA, despite his early commitment to OSU.

Personal: March 10, 1993, in Dallas … Son of Gene Cross and LeAnn Wainscott Diamond … Also participated in track in high school … Academic all-state selection … Active in FCA … Dad played football at Baylor and his brother, Matthew, played soccer at Brown … Plans to major in industrial engineering.

Maurice Hayes
DT, 6-4, 315, Jr.
Rome, GA
(Pepperell/Bakersfield CC)

A two-time all-conference selection at Bakersfield CC … A unanimous pick to that team as a sophomore after leading his team to the state semifinals with 24 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks … Received heavy recruiting interest out of high school after recording 48 tackles, including 12 for loss, as a senior … Had eight quarterback sacks and 10 hurries that season and caused two fumbles while his team marched to the state quarterfinals … Was an honorable mention all-stater and the Rome News-Tribune defensive player of the year.

Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1989, in Rome, Ga. … Son of Norman Hayes and Sheila Price … Played basketball and threw the shot put in high school … Team captain in football and basketball as a prepster … Plans to major in psychology … Has a sister, Myosha Price, who is a track and field athlete at North Carolina Central.

Ryan Robinson
DE, 6-5, 250, Jr.
Buford, GA
(Mill Creek/Jones County CC)

Signed with Oklahoma State originally in 2009 … Spent the past two years at Jones County CC … Was an all-conference and all-region player at Jones … Had 64 tackles last season, including eight sacks and 13 tackles for loss … Rated by SuperPrep as the nation's No. 47 junior college prospect … Was an all-county selection as a high school senior after recording 85 tackles, with 14 coming behind the line of scrimmage, at Mill Creek … Participated in the North-South All-Star Game (selected by state coaches) … Also recruited by Auburn, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Personal: Born Dec. 9, 1990 in Charleston, S.C. … Son of George and Isabelle Johnson … A physical education major … Comes from athletic family tree … Dad played football at Clemson … An uncle, James Robinson, played at Clemson and with the New York Giants … Another uncle, Leroy Robinson, Jr., played at South Carolina State and with the New York Jets and a third uncle, Ken Robinson, played at South Carolina and with the Washington Redskins.

J.W. Walsh
QB, 6-2, 190, Fr.
Denton, TX (Guyer)

A national recruit at quarterback who led his team to a state runner-up finish as a senior … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and as the No. 77 national recruit, regardless of position as well as the nation's third most accurate passer … That service also lists him No. 13 among all Texas seniors … Passed for 3,200 yards as a senior and rushed for more than 1,400 yards with 35 touchdowns and just six interceptions … An Associated Press first-team all-state selection and a SuperPrep All-American and ranked by that publication as the eighth-best quarterback in the country and the No. 11 player in Texas … Scout ranked him No. 12 overall in Texas … District MVP and a member of the prestigious Elite 11 quarterbacks … Member of the Austin American Statesman Fab 55 … Listed by Scout.com as America's sixth best prospect at quarterback … A second-team member of Texas Football's Super Team … Participated in the U.S. Army All-America game … Landry Award finalist.

Personal: Born June 29, 1992, in Abilene … Son of John and Amber Walsh … Participated in track in high school … Plans to major in education … Member of the National Honor Society … Dad played college football at McMurray University and mom was a basketball player at Cisco Junior College.

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