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August 30, 2011

The Book: Roster breakdown


NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
1 Terrance Bullitt S So. 1L 6-3/206 Garland, Texas (Naaman Forest HS)
  Brother of former Texas A&M and current Colts defensive back Melvin Bullitt. ... Played in 12 games in 2010. ... Logged 23 tackles, two TFL, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 2010. ... Missed Colorado game after undergoing surgery for a broken hand; played the rest of the season with a cast. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting SS.
2 Cornelius Douglas IR Jr. 1L 5-9/197 Lawton, Okla. (Lawton HS)
  Nicknamed "Corn." ... Played both ways in high school. ... Has played in 22 career games. ... Caught four passes for 28 yards in 2009. ... Played in 13 games in 2010. ... Caught 20 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in 2010. ... Saw some time at defensive back during 2010 season, registering 11 tackles and a TFL. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as a co-starter at H-receiver with Austin Zouzalik.
3 Urell Johnson CB Fr. RS 5-11/166 New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker HS)
  Nicknamed "Youtie." ... Missed his senior season at O. Perry Walker HS because of a knee injury. ... Was seriously considering signing with Illinois less than three weeks before National Signing Day. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Missed the following spring after undergoing shoulder surgery. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 two-deep.
3 Jacob Karam QB So. 1L 6-0/200 Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood HS)
  Plays the piano. ... Was offered by Tech after impressing the program's then-coaching staff at camp in 2008. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Appeared in one game (Weber State) in 2010 and attempted one pass. ... Competed with Seth Doege for vacant starting QB position during 2011 offseason. ... Enters the 2011 listed as a co-No. 2 at QB with Scotty Young and Michael Brewer. ... Expected to be Doege's backup this season.
4 Bradley Marquez WR Fr. HS 5-10/183 Odessa, Texas (Odessa HS)
  Former three-star prospect. ... Rushed for nearly 4,500 yards and 58 touchdowns in three seasons at Odessa HS. ... Moved to WR at Tech. ... Drafted by the New York Mets in the 16th round of the MLB Draft in June. ... Signed with the Mets in August. ... Will spend the months of June and July during his Tech career with the Mets. ... Mets are paying for his schooling, so he is no longer on scholarship. ... Was one of the most productive WRs during camp. ... Enters the 2011 season backing up Darrin Moore at Z-receiver.
4 Derrick Mays CB So. 1L 5-10/179 Killeen, Texas (Shoemaker HS)
  Switched his commitment from UTEP to Tech less than two weeks before National Signing Day 2009. ... One of the fastest players on offense. ... Was targeted by Tech for his speed after Cotton Bowl loss to Ole Miss exposed roster's lack of speed. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Entered the 2010 season listed behind WR Jacoby Franks and Alex Torres at Z-receiver. ... Played in eight games in 2010 with two starts. ... Moved to CB midway through 2010 season. ... Logged 11 tackles and two pass breakups in 2010. ... Missed most of the spring with an injury. ... Enters the 2011 season as one of Tech's starting CBs.
5 Tre' Porter CB So. 1L 6-0/200 Midwest City, Okla. (Carl Albert HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Decommitted from Tech following the hire of Tuberville but recommitted the Sunday before National Signing Day 2010. ... Was a do-everything weapon for Carl Albert HS. ... Great athlete. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as one of the team's No. 2 CBs. ... Played in all 13 games as a true freshman with nine starts. ... Logged 76 tackles, four TFL, six pass breakups and an interception in 2010. ... Began 2011 spring at safety, but was moved to CB. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as one of Tech's starting CBs.
6 Austin Zouzalik IR Jr. 2L 5-11/181 Lubbock, Texas (Coronado HS)
  Nicknamed "Hometown Hero." ... Also commonly referred to as "Zou." ... Signed with Tech a week after National Signing Day 2008. ... Ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at a Tech camp in 2007. ... Has played in 25 career games. ... Capable of playing both inside receiver spots. ... Played in 13 games with three starts in 2009. ... Caught 35 passes for 469 yards and two touchdowns in 2009; led the team in yards per catch average. ... Was Tech's primary punt returner, logging 21 returns for 201 yards. ... Underwent an appendectomy during fall camp and missed two weeks of practice and Tech's 2010 opener against SMU. ... Played in 12 games with three starts in 2010. ... Caught 31 passes for 432 yards and two touchdowns. ... Enters 2011 listed as a co-starter at H-receiver with Cornelius Douglas.
7 Seth Doege QB Jr. 2L 6-1/200 Wolfforth, Texas (Frenship HS)
  Committed to Tech before the start of his junior year. ... Missed his junior and senior seasons of high school due to knee injuries. ... Has played in six career games with one start (Kansas, 2009). ... Completed 38-of-61 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns in 2009. ... Played in two games in 2010, completing 3-of-4 passes for 58 yards. ... Represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days. ... Competed with Jacob Karam for the vacant starting QB position during 2011 offseason. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting QB. ... Participated in Tech's first press luncheon of 2011.
8 Jacoby Franks WR Sr. 3L 6-0/204 Orange, Texas (West Orange-Stark HS)
  Nicknamed "Pretty Boy." ... Brother of former Texas A&M receiver Kerry Franks and current Oklahoma receiver Trey Franks. ... Has played in 30 career games. ... Caught 26 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in 2009. ... Praised by Neal Brown for having one of the best fall camps of any offensive player in 2010. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as a co-starter with Alex Torres at Z-receiver. ... Played in eight games in 2010 with three starts. ... Caught 25 passes for 254 yards. ... Missed the last five games of the regular season due to a broken foot. ... Enters 2011 listed No. 2 at X-receiver behind Tramain Swindall.
8 Delvon Simmons DT Fr. HS 6-5/265 McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport HS)
  Former four-star and Rivals100 prospect. ... Originally signed with North Carolina out of high school. ... Asked for his release after UNC defensive line coach Brian Baker left for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Was granted his release and committed to Tech in April. ... Did not arrive at Tech until late summer. ... Was not cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse until Aug. 24. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's No. 2 DT behind Kerry Hyder.
9 Shawn Corker WR Fr. RS 6-1/197 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Gibbons HS)
  Was coached by former Tech player Matt Dubuc in high school. ... Held over 30 scholarship offers when he committed to Tech. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
10 Harrison Jeffers RB Jr. 2L 5-7/208 Lawton, Okla. (Eisenhower HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Has played in 22 career games. ... Rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries as a redshirt freshman in 2009; also caught 27 passes for 218 yards and a score. ... Was regularly featured in Tech's endaround play in 2009, either as the ball carrier or as a decoy. .. Underwent back surgery in the summer of 2010, which limited him for the first half of fall camp; sustained a concussion shortly after he was cleared for contact. ... Ran for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball in fall camp after he was cleared. ... Was not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Played in 10 games in 2010. ... Rushed for 99 yards on 18 carries in 2010. ... Will not be included on the team's initial 105-man fall camp roster due to back issues. ... Rejoined the roster once classes began. ... Not listed on the team's initial 2011 depth chart.
10 Pete Robertson DB Fr. HS 6-3/215 Longview, Texas (Longview HS)
  Former three-star prospect. ... Chose Tech over offers from Baylor, Illinois, TCU and others. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind D.J. Johnson at FS.
11 Tramain Swindall WR Sr. 3L 6-2/186 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Millwood HS)
  Nicknamed "Scotty Pippen." ... Integral part of a state champion basketball team in high school ... Has played in 38 career games (19 starts). ... Has caught at least one pass in 37 of 38 career games. ... Split time with Detron Lewis at Y as a freshman. ... Caught 46 passes for 561 yards and two scores in 2008. ... Was moved to H after 2008 season. ... Started 10 games in 2009. ... Caught 55 passes for 694 yards and five touchdowns in 2009. ... Battled knee tendonitis during the spring and into fall camp. ... Started nine games in 2010. ... Caught 33 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in 2010. ... Moved to Z-receiver in the spring. ... Moved to X-receiver during fall camp. ... Enters 2011 listed as the team's starter at X-receiver.
11 Leon Mackey DE Jr. TR 6-5/256 Wilmington, Del. (Hinds C.C.)
  Ranked by Rivals.com as the second-best JUCO DE prospect in the country. ... One-time Virginia Tech and South Carolina signee. ... Was coached by Tech DL coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave. ... Registered 88 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks in two seasons at Hinds. ... Expected to contribute right away. ... Enters 2011 listed as Tech's starting LDE.
12 Marcus Kennard WR Jr. TR 6-3/192 Lawton, Okla. (Butler C.C.)
  Ranked by Rivals.com as the best JUCO WR prospect in the country. ... Signed with Kansas State out of high school and was originally committed to them at Butler. ... Caught 43 passes for 876 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final year at Butler. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring football pracitce. ... Was sidelined for most of the spring with turf toe. ... Ended the spring listed second behind Eric Ward at X-receiver. ... Had a quiet camp. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt.
12 D.J. Johnson S Jr. 2L 6-0/196 Austin, Texas (St. Stephen's HS)
  Played at a private high school in the Austin area. ... Great athlete but doesn't have plus speed. ... Has played in 24 career games (nine starts). ... Played as a true freshman in 2009, logging 24 tackles, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception. ... Lone interception came in his hometown of Austin against Texas. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as the team's starting RCB. ... Registered 42 tackles, two TFL, three interceptions and four pass breakups in 2010. ... Was moved to S after 2010 season. ... Listed as Tech's starting FS heading into the season.
13 Jakeem Grant IR Fr. HS 5-6/151 Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
  Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Tulsa but switched to Tech in January. ... Also had offers from Iowa State, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and others. ... Was a little banged up during fall camp. ... May redshirt in 2011.
13 Sam Eguavoen LB Fr. HS 6-1/217 Garland, Texas (Lakeview Centennial HS)
  Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to UTSA but switched to Tech the November before signing day. ... Also had offers from Air Force, ULM, New Mexico and others. ... Is entering just his third season of organized football. ... Had a strong fall camp. ... Enters 2011 listed as the team's backup MLB behind Cqulin Hubert.
14 Desmond Martin S Fr. RS 6-1/189 Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
  Rangy, intelligent safety. ... Was integral part of Stony Point's State 7-on-7 Tournament Championship in 2009. ... Tore his ACL during fall camp and redshirted in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
14 Darrin Moore WR Jr. 1L 6-4/214 Irving, Texas (Blinn C.C.)
  Signed with UTEP out of Irving MacArthur in 2008. ... Left the UTEP program in 2009. ... Caught 37 passes for 559 yards and three touchdowns with Blinn C.C. in 2009. ... Originally expected to spend 2010 season at Blinn but learned it would be possible for him to join a Division I program instead. ... Was briefly committed to Ole Miss. ... Arrived at Tech in the middle of August. ... Has three years of eligibility remaining. ... Entered the 2010 season listed behind WR Lyle Leong and Eric Ward at X-receiver. ... Big, physical receiver that gives Tech something they don't currently have on the outside. ... Played in 12 games in 2010. ... Caught 15 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in 2010. ... Impressed in the spring. ... Enters 2011 listed as Tech's starting Z-receiver.
15 Scotty Young QB Fr. RS 6-2/209 Denton, Texas (Ryan HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Was coached in high school by Zac Harrell, brother of former Tech QB Graham Harrell. ... One of the most prolific quarterbacks in Texas high school history. ... Threw for 8,962 yards and 129 touchdowns in two years as a starter at Denton Ryan. ... Named the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, AP Texas Player of the Year and the top-rated in-state QB by Texas Football in 2009. ... Highest-ranked QB to sign with Tech since Graham Harrell in 2004. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Very good pitcher that could have been drafted by the MLB. ... Enters 2011 listed as a co-No. 2 at quarterback with Jacob Karam and Michael Brewer. ... Expected to be Tech's No. 3 quarterback in 2011.
16 Michael Brewer QB Fr. HS 6-0/182 Lake Travis, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
  Three-star prospect. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee and others. ... Son of former Texas quarterback Robert Brewer and grandson of former Texas quarterback Charley Brewer. ... Helped lead Lake Travis to two consecutive state championships as a starting quarterback. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football. ... Enters 2011 listed as a co-No. 2 quarterback with Jacob Karam and Scotty Young. ... Expected to redshirt this fall.
16 Cody Davis S Jr. 2L 6-2/200 Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville HS)
  Earned rave reviews from former Tech safeties coach Carlos Mainord during 2008 and 2009 seasons. ... Has played in and started 25 career games. ... Played in and started 12 games in 2009. ... Was Tech's second-leading tackler as a redshirt freshman, logging 81 stops, 1.5 TFL and six pass breakups. ... Registered eight or more solo tackles against Texas, Houston, Kansas and Oklahoma State. ... Named first-team Freshman All-American in 2009. ... Played in and started 13 games in 2010. ... Was again the team's second-leading tackler as a sophomore, with 87 stops, one sack, 6.5 TFL, an interception, three forced fumbles and four pass breakups. ... Represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days. ... Participated in Tech's first press luncheon of 2011. ... Listed as the team's starting WS heading into the season.
17 Javares McRoy IR Fr. TR 5-7/159 Lakeland, Fla. (Florida)
  Brother of Tech RB Ben McRoy. ... Four-star prospect. ... Signed with Florida out of high school after originally committing to Tech. ... Transferred to Tech over the summer. ... Applied for an NCAA waiver allowing him to play right away but was denied. ... Will redshirt this season.
17 Jeremy Reynolds CB Fr. HS 5-9/168 Greensboro, N.C. (Dudley HS)
  Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Oregon State but switched to Tech several months before signing day. ... Participated in the NUC All-World Game. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football practice. ... Ended the spring listed behind Derrick Mays at one of Tech's CB spots. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
18 Eric Ward WR So. 1L 6-0/201 Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)
  Nicknamed "Hammerhead." ... Former four-star prospect. ... Highest-ranked high school receiver to sign with Tech in over a decade. ... Originally committed to Oklahoma but switched to Tech in late 2008. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through the team's spring practices in 2009. ... Has played in 12 career games. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... One of the most physical receivers on the roster. ... Takes pride in his run blocking ability. ... Played in 12 games with one start (Oklahoma) in 2010. ... Caught six passes for 63 yards in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting X-receiver. ... Missed some of fall camp with a concussion. ... Enters 2011 listed third on the depth chart at X-receiver behind Tramain Swindall and Jacoby Franks.
19 Derek Edwards WR Fr. HS 6-1/171 Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
  Four-star prospect. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M and others. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football practice. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt in 2011.
19 Giorgio Durham DB Sr. SQ 5-11/171 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Central Oklahoma)
  Signed with Central Oklahoma out of high school. ... Named first-team all-conference, first-team All-America and Lone Star Conference Defensive Back of the Year in 2009. ... Redshirted in 2010 due to NCAA transfer rules. ... Ended the spring listed behind D.J. Johnson at FS. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
20 Ronnie Daniels RB Fr. HS 6-1/199 Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)
  Was named the Gatorade New Mexico Football Player of the Year in 2009. ... Holds multiple New Mexico high school football records, including career rushing yards and touchdowns. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring practices. ... Was one of the biggest storylines of the spring; very impressive. ... Ended the spring listed atop the depth chart at Big H. ... Received some reps at Y-receiver during fall camp. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart, but is expected to play as a true freshman.
21 DeAndre Washington RB Fr. HS 5-7/182 Houston, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall HS)
  Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Baylor, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and others. ... Recruited for his ability to make plays in the open field. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart, but is expected to play as a true freshman.
21 Jarvis Phillips CB So. 1L 5-10/196 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)
  Played quarterback at Dallas Carter HS. ... Was targeted by Tech for his speed after Cotton Bowl loss to Ole Miss exposed roster's lack of speed. ... Battled a shoulder sprain and wore a non-contact jersey during most of his first fall camp. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as Tech's second-team RCB position. ... Played in all 13 games (10 starts) in 2010. ... Was named honorable mention Freshman All-American. ... Registered 57 tackles, four INT and 10 pass breakups as a freshman. ... Picked off two passes -- returned one 87-yards for a TD -- against Texas. ... His 114 interception return yards in 2010 were the most by a Red Raider since Tracy Saul logged 147 in 1990. ... Missed most of the spring with an injury. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Derrick Mays at CB.
22 Jace Amaro TE Fr. HS 6-5/246 San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... First Rivals100 prospect to sign with Texas Tech. ... Father, Bob, played TE for Tech in 1980. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas A&M and others. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Adam James at TE.
22 Jared Flannel DB Sr. 2L 5-10/178 Brazoria, Texas (Columbia HS)
  Cousin of former Texas star and current San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer. ... Played RB in high school and was recruited to Tech as an athlete. ... Played on a fractured foot for most of his senior year. ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Mostly a special teams contributor during his first two seasons. ... Tore his Achilles tendon in Aug. 2010 and missed the season. ... Will likely qualify for a medical hardship exemption if he chooses to apply for one. ... Has fallen to No. 3 on the depth chart at SS. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
23 Dion Chidozie LB So. 1L 6-1/192 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Lynch HS)
  Redshirted in 2009. ... Very fast straight-line speed. ... Not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Made his collegiate debut against Weber State. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
23 Ben McRoy ATH So. 1L 5-8/163 Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS)
  Captured the Florida State 200m Championship in May 2010, running a 20.93. ... Fastest player on the team. ... Brother of Florida transfer Javares McRoy. ... Committed to the Red Raiders without having ever visited the school. ... Filmed racing a jack rabbit during the summer before his freshman season. ... Not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Played in 12 games as a freshman. ... Rushed for 149 yards and two TDs on 22 carries in 2010. ... Prevented SMU from scoring a kickoff return TD by tackling returner Darryl Fields on Tech's 8-yard-line. ... Switched from No. 34 to No. 23 before 2011 season. ... Enters 2011 listed as one of the team's starting kick returners.
24 Eric Stephens RB Jr. 2L 5-8/195 Mansfield, Texas (Timberview HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Originally committed to Minnesota before switching to Tech in the fall of 2008. ... Remained solid to the Red Raiders after his recruiting coach, Seth Littrell, took a job at Arizona. ... Has played in 26 career games with six starts. ... Played in all 13 games (two starts) as a true fresman. ... Rushed for 254 yards and two TDs on 49 carries in 2009. ... Returned 32 kicks for a record 823 yards in 2009, surpassing Rodney Blackshears' 621 set in 1990. ... Had a kickoff return for a touchdown called back against Rice because of a questionable penalty. ... Has expressed a desire to be Tech's primary kickoff returner for the remainder of his career. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as a co-starter with RB Baron Batch. ... Played in all 13 games (four starts) as a sophomore. ... Rushed for 668 yards and six TDs on 127 carries in 2010. ... Rushed for a career high 126 yards on 14 carries, including one for 86 yards, against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl. ... His 86-yard run against NU was the longest TD run by a Red Raider since Ansel Cole logged an 87-yard TD in 1983. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting RB. ... Enters 2011 listed as Tech's starting RB.
25 Blake Dees LB Fr. HS 6-1/224 Spanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort HS)
  Participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. ... Enrolled early and participated in spring practices. ... Impressed with how quickly he picked up the defense and adjusted. ... Ended the spring listed behind Cqulin Hubert at MLB. ... Moved to SLB during fall camp and passed Daniel Cobb. ... Enters 2011 listed as the team's starting SLB. ... Expected to become first true freshman LB to start a season-opener for Tech since Brock Stratton in 2003.
26 Ryan Erxleben P So. 1L 6-1/189 Lake Travis, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
  Son of former Texas kicker Russell Erxleben. ... Took over Tech's punting duties as a true freshman in the third game of the 2009 season. ... Punted 43 times for 1,756 yards in 2009. ... Battled with Jonathan LaCour for the starting role during the spring and fall of 2010. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting P. ... Switched from No. 43 to No. 26 before 2011 season. ... Enters 2011 listed as Tech's starting P and PH.
27 Zach Winbush LB So. 1L 6-1/219 Schertz, Texas (Clemens HS)
  Three-sport standout -- basketball, football and track -- at Schertz Clemens HS. ... Won district in the 110m hurdles as a junior. ... Played point guard for the AAU San Antonio Legends. ... Great athlete. ... Praised for his speed by coaches and fellow players. ... Was not listed on Tech's initial 2010 depth chart. ... Logged two tackles as a freshman. ... Played in the first two games of 2010 before missing the rest of the season with an injury. ... Ended the spring listed behind Daniel Cobb at SLB. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
28 Junior Osunde CB Jr. TR 5-9/181 Seguin, Texas (Kilgore JC)
  Was named honorable mention SWJCFC All-Conference during his sophomore season at Kilgore. ... Was originally committed to play for Minnesota but switched to Tech in late January. ... Went through Tech's spring practices. ... Was not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
29 Russell Polk DB Fr. RS 5-9/217 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)
  First learned of his offer from Tech from former high school teammate, and current Tech CB, Jarvis Phillips. ... Committed to the Red Raiders without having ever visited the school. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Was not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
30 Brett Dewhurst S Sr. 3L 5-11/197 Klein, Texas (Klein HS)
  Has played in 33 career games with 12 starts. ... Was an integral part of the secondary rotation in 2009 and 2010. ... Made his first career start against Texas in 2009. ... Played in all 13 games in 2010 with eight starts. ... Has registered 68 tackles, a TFL and eight pass breakups during his career. ... Ended the spring listed second behind Cody Davis at WS on the team's two-deep. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the No. 2 SS and WS.
31 Eugene Neboh CB Jr. 1L 5-10/180 Odessa, Texas (Permian HS)
  Only played one year of varsity football at Odessa Permian. ... Was initially recruited as a walk-on because of his speed. ... Was a member of the scout team in 2009. ... Led the team in tackles in the 2010 Red & Black Game. ... Played in nine games with four starts in 2010. ... Registered 25 tackles, one TFL and two pass breakups in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep, but spent most of the spring working with the first-team defense. ... Missed most of fall camp recovering from surgery. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
32 Aaron Crawford RB Sr. 2L 5-10/211 Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS)
  Missed most of the 2008 and 2009 seasons due to injury. ... Started in place of a suspended Shannon Woods for the last four games of the 2007 season. ... Accounted for 106 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns on 19 touches in his first career start against Baylor. ... Two weeks after his debut as the starter, accounted for 138 all-purpose yards and a touchdown on 23 touches against then No. 4 Oklahoma. ... Older brother, Jacques Crawford, signed with Tech in 2006 but did not qualify. ... Played in all 13 games in 2010. ... Saw limited reps due to a sinus condition that was not corrected until after the season. ... Rushed for 110 yards on 19 carries in 2010. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Eric Stephens at RB.
33 Omar Ontiveros FB So. SQ 6-1/228 Austin, Texas (Westlake HS)
  Former walk-on. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Impressed during the spring at Big H. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting Big H. ... Placed on scholarship toward the end of fall camp.
33 J.J. Gaines CB Fr. HS 5-10/172 Irving, Texas (Nimitz HS)
  Chose Tech over offers from Baylor, Illinois, Iowa State, Rice, Tulsa and others. ... Expected to redshirt.
34 Sawyer Vest CB Sr. SQ 5-10/182 Childress, Texas (Childress HS)
  Former walk-on. ... Worked with the ones and twos during most of spring and fall camp. ... Awarded a scholarship late in camp. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Tre' Porter at CB.
34 Kenny Williams RB Fr. HS 5-9/214 Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Parents attended Tech. ... Chose the Red Raiders over offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and others. ... Officially visited Texas A&M in December and was rumored to have switched his commitment. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart. ... Coaches are unsure whether or not he will be redshirted this season.
35 Arlan Waller DB Jr. 1L 5-11/188 DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)
  Was a member of the scout team in 2009. ... Played in seven games in 2010. ... Registered five tackles in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep, but spent most of the spring running with the first and second-team defense. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
37 Chris Yeakey S Jr. TR 6-3/194 St. Helena, Calif. (Santa Rosa JC)
  Signed with Div. II Redlands out of high school. ... Spent the 2010 season at Santa Rosa J.C. ... Recruited to Tech as a preferred walk-on. ... Had also been invited to walk-on at TCU. ... Suffered a non-serious knee injury midway through fall camp. ... Was not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
39 Tanner Foster LB Jr. 1L 6-2/230 Midland, Texas (Midland HS)
  Played in six games in 2010. ... Registered four tackles in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Was not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
40 Aundrey Barr DE So. 1L 6-2/246 Carrollton, Texas (Newman-Smith HS)
  Only played one year of football at Newman-Smith HS. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Earned praise from Tech's coaching staff at the time for his performance during Thursday night scrimmages.... Listed behind Brian Duncan at BUCK LB in the team's initial depth chart heading into 2010. ... Played in four games with one start (UNM) in 2010. ... Suffered a knee injury in October and underwent season-ending knee surgery. ... Registered three tackles and a TFL in 2010. ... Enters the 2011 season listed second at RDE behind Dartwan Bush.
41 Sam Fehoko LB Sr. 3L 6-0/230 Honolulu, Hawaii (Farrington HS)
  Nicknamed "The Hawaiian Hitman." ... Father, Vili, is the well-known mascot of the University of Hawaii (Vili The Warrior). ... Older brother Whitley played OL for San Diego State, younger brother V.J. signed with Utah in 2010. ... One of just three former Gatorade Players of the Year on the Tech roster (QB Scotty Young, RB Ronnie Daniels). ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Has played in 29 career games with seven starts (all in 2010). ... Has registered 62 tackles, six TFL, two pass breakups and a forced fumble during his career. ... Expected to play LB and DE in 2011. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LDE with Jackson Richards. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
42 Daniel Cobb LB So. 1L 6-0/213 Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)
  Nicknamed "Kanye." ... Played RB at Killeen Ellison. ... Recruited to Tech as a safety. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Moved to LB during practices leading up to Alamo Bowl. ... Was the most improved of any LB in the spring of 2010 according to then defensive coordinator James Willis. ... Played in 11 games in 2010. ... Registered three tackles and two pass breakups. ... Playing time was limited due to an eye condition. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starter at SAM LB. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Blake Dees at SLB.
43 Jackson Richards DE Fr. RS 6-3/249 Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Committed to Tech during his sophomore year at Southlake Carroll HS. ... Three-year varsity starter in HS. ... Posted 93 tackles, 23 sacks and more than five forced fumbles as a junior and senior. ... Participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-American Game. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LDE with Sam Fehoko. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Leon Mackey at RDE.
45 Tyrone Sonier LB Sr. 3L 6-2/231 Missouri City, Texas (F.B. Marshall HS)
  Committed to Kansas State during his junior year at Fort Bend Marshall HS but switched to Tech two weeks before National Signing Day. ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Has played in 18 career games with two starts (both in 2010). ... Registered 23 tackles, a sack, a TFL and a forced fumble in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
46 Christopher Knighton DT So. 1L 6-1/248 Longview, Texas (Longview HS)
  Originally committed to North Texas but switched to Tech a week later. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Played in one game (Weber State) in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Moved to DT during fall camp. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
47 Justin Cooper LB Fr. HS 6-0/208 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (University HS)
  Committed to Tech over offers from Cincinnati, UConn and others. ... Expected to redshirt.
47 Jesse Smitherman DS Sr. 1L 6-3/238 Burleson, Texas (Kilgore J.C.)
  Transferred to Tech from Kilgore JC. ... Earned all-conference honors at Kilgore. ... Played in all 13 games in 2010 as the team's starting DS. ... Expected to be Tech's starting DS in 2011. ... Switched from No. 60 to No. 47 before fall camp. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting DS.
49 Donnie Carona PK Sr. 3L 5-11/218 Beaumont, Texas (Kelly HS)
  Began the 2008 season as Tech's primary PK. ... Eventually lost the job to PK Matt Williams midway during the season. ... Entering his fourth season as Tech's primary KOS. ... Logged ten solo tackles in 2009. ... Listed as Tech's primary KOS and backup PK and P. ... Made 1-of-4 FG attempts in 2010. ... Punted 10 times for 475 yards. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting PK and backup P. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting PK and backup P.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
51 Cqulin Hubert LB So. 1L 6-1/237 Houston, Texas (Eisenhower HS)
  Originally committed to Iowa State but switched to Tech on National Signing Day. ... Was never contacted by Mike Leach's staff. ... Cousin, Marcus Jammer, ran track for Tech. ... Developed a reputation as a monster hitter. ... Backed up Bront Bird at MIKE LB in 2010. ... Played in nine games as a true freshman. ... Registered 31 tackles and two TFL in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting MLB. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting MLB.
52 Kindred Evans DE Fr. HS 6-3/223 Grand Prairie, Texas (S. Gr. Prairie HS)
  Was offered by Tech following an impressive camp showing. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State and others. ... Officially visited Baylor in late January. ... Impressed during fall camp. ... May not redshirt.
54 Dartwan Bush DE So. 1L 6-1/247 Clute, Texas (Brazoswood HS)
  Unanimous selection as District MVP as a senior. ... Committed to Tech less than 10 days before Mike Leach was fired. ... Stuck with the Red Raiders. ... Was expected to redshirt in 2010 but made his debut midway through the season. ... Played in a total of seven games. ... Registered nine tackles, a sack and three TFL. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting RDE. ... Considered one of the best pure pass rushers on the team. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting RDE.
56 Alfredo Morales OL Fr. HS 6-3/276 Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston HS)
  Brother of fellow 2011 Tech signee Tony Morales. ... Was offered by Tech following an impressive camp showing. ... Chose Tech over offers from Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, SMU and others. ... Moved to center during fall camp due to injuries to Justin Keown and Tony Morales. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's backup center behind Terry McDaniel.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
61 Jonathan Guerra OL Sr. 1L 6-4/300 Victoria, Texas (Memorial HS)
  Joined the Tech football program as a walk-on in 2007. ... Spent first three seasons on the scout team. ... Made his collegiate debut against New Mexico in 2010. ... Played in two games in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Lonnie Edwards at LG.
62 David Neill OL Sr. 3L 6-6/290 Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus HS)
  Has played in 23 career games. ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Was moved to OL during the 2008 season. ... Moved back to DL in 2009. ... Moved back to OL as a junior. ... Ended the spring listed second at C behind Justin Keown. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Deveric Gallington at RG.
63 James Polk OL Fr. RS 6-6/324 Houston, Texas (Alief Elsik HS)
  Graded out higher than 90 percent in eight games as a senior at Alief Elsik HS. ... Did not allow a sack during his senior year. ... Impressed during fall camp as a freshman. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed second at LG behind Lonnie Edwards. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
65 LaAdrian Waddle OL Jr. 2L 6-6/332 Columbus, Texas (Columbus HS)
  Extremely talented. ... Has played in 15 career games. ... Made two career starts in 2009 as a true freshman. ... Lost over 40 pounds between February and August 2010. ... Moved to LT before the beginning of the 2010 preseason. ... Started all 13 games at LT in 2010. ... Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2010. ... Some Tech coaches think Waddle is a future NFL player. ... Missed most of the spring with a high ankle sprain and twisted knee. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LT with Terry McDaniel. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting LT.
66 Deveric Gallington OL Jr. 2L 6-3/328 North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)
  Nicknamed "Gummy Bear Bandit" in high school. ... Has played in 22 career games. ... Lost over 40 pounds between February and August 2010. ... Very imposing run blocker. ... Started all 13 games at RG in 2010. ... One of the strongest guys on the team, can squat over 700-pounds. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting RG. ... Was briefly moved to C midway through fall camp when Justin Keown went down with an injury. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting RG.
67 Matt Wilson OL Fr. HS 6-6/254 Coldspring, Texas (Coldspring HS)
  Originally committed to Houston but switched to Tech two weeks before National Signing Day. ... Will redshirt in 2011.
68 Terry McDaniel OL Jr. 2L 6-6/328 Diana, Texas (New Diana HS)
  Earned an offer after a very strong performance at a Tech camp in 2007. ... Has played in eight career games. ... Worked his way into the starting lineup at LT early in 2009. ... Sustained a season-ending injury against Nebraska. ... Was in contention for one of the team's starting OT positions during the 2010 preseason. ... Filled in for an injured LaAdrian Waddle at LT during the TicketCity Bowl. ... Capable of playing RG as well. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LT with LaAdrian Waddle and second behind Deveric Gallington at RG. ... Moved to C midway through fall camp after Justin Keown went down with an injury. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting C.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
70 Tony Morales OL Fr. HS 6-2/303 Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Brother of fellow 2011 Tech signee Alfredo Morales. ... Participated in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Game. ... Expected to begin his career at center. ... Suffered a shoulder injury during camp and will miss the 2011 season; will redshirt.
71 Kyle Clark OL So. Sq. 6-5/295 Denton, Texas (Guyer HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Grandfather, Bob Cantrell, played for the New York Yankees. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Did not letter in 2010. ... Worked primarily at guard during the spring. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
72 Beau Carpenter OL Fr. RS 6-6/293 Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Spr. HS)
  Has gained more than 50 pounds since committing to Tech in May 2009. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring practice in 2010. ... Quickly rose up the depth chart. ... Entered camp before 2010 season in the two-deep at right tackle. ... Underwent an appendectomy during fall camp. ... Was unavailable for the first few games of 2010, and so the decision was made to redshirt him. ... Worked some at center during the spring. ... Ended the spring listed second at RT behind Mickey Okafor. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Mickey Okafor at RT.
73 Justin Keown OL Sr. 3L 6-4/300 Anderson, S.C. (Hargrave Military)
  Attended Hargrave Miitary Academy in 2006. ... Has played in 23 career games with 15 starts. ... Started against Kansas State and Texas A&M in place of injured Shawn Byrnes in 2009. ... Impressed with how well he played when called upon as a sophomore. ... Beat out Chris Olson for the starting C job during fall camp in 2010. ... Started all 13 games in 2010. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting C. ... Suffered a knee injury midway through fall camp and is expected to miss at least four to six weeks.
74 Mickey Okafor OL Sr. 3L 6-6/305 Houston, Texas (Westbury HS)
  Brother of 2012 Tech commit Christian Okafor. ... Was committed to Houston and Oklahoma State before deciding on Tech. ... Has played in 19 games during his career with 13 starts. ... Can play either guard or tackle. ... Started two games in 2009. ... Played in and started 11 games in 2010. ... Missed the first two games of the season due to a concussion. ... Was named to the All-Big 12 second team by two publications following 2010 season. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's starting RT. ... Will attend Big 12 media days as one of Tech's player representatives. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting RT.
77 Le'Raven Clark OL Fr. HS 6-3/289 Rockdale, Texas (Rockdale HS)
  Chose Tech over offers from Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU and others. ... Also received late interest from Texas. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind LaAdrian Waddle at LT.
78 Lonnie Edwards OL Sr. 3L 6-4/322 Brownsboro, Texas (Brownsboro HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Originally committed to Baylor before signing with Tech. ... At the time, was the highest-ranked high school offensive lineman to sign with Tech in a decade. ... Has played in 30 games during his career with 23 starts. ... One of the strongest players on the team. ... Younger brother Jared plays DE for Baylor. ... Started 10 games in 2009. ... Started all 13 games in 2010. ... Was named to the All-Big 12 second team by five separate publications following his junior season. ... Arguably Tech's most dependable OL. ... Named to the preseason All-Big 12 team before his senior season. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting LG. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting LG.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
82 Adam James IR Sr. 3L 6-3/230 Celina, Texas (Celina HS)
  Son of former SMU RB and current ESPN/ABC analyst Craig James. ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game after his senior season at Celina. ... Was the center of a controversy in Dec. 2009 that ultimately led to the dismissal of former head coach Mike Leach. ... Ended the spring atop Tech's two-deep at TE and second at Y-receiver. ... Has 34 career receptions for 339 yards and two touchdowns. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting TE and No. 2 Y-receiver behind Alex Torres.
83 Tyson Williams WR Sr. TR 5-11/218 Aldine, Texas (West Texas A&M)
  Brother of 2012 running back, and Texas A&M commit, Trey Williams. ... Transferred from West Texas A&M in January 2011. ... Led the Buffs in receiving in 2010 with 96 catches for 1,321 yards. ... Was a first-team all-conference selection in 2010. ... Will have to sit out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules. ... Will have one final season of eligibility.
84 Bradley Hicks PK Sr. Sq. 6-1/165 Magnolia, Texas (Blinn CC)
  Transferred to Tech in 2009 after two seasons at Blinn. ... Was a two-time NJCAA All-America selection. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Did not letter in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed second on the two-deep at PK behind Donnie Carona. ... Enters the 2011 season listed behind Donnie Carona at PK
86 Alex Torres WR Jr. 2L 6-1/194 El Paso, Texas (Franklin HS)
  Nicknamed "Toro." ... Played quarterback during his senior year at El Paso Franklin HS. ... Signed with the Air Force Academy out of high school in 2006. ... Broke his hand during basic training in the summer of 2007. ... Walked on at Tech the following February. ... Emerged in the spring of 2009 as Tech's most consistent receiver. ... Started every game as a redshirt freshman in 2009. ... Led the team in receptions (67) and was second in receiving yards (806). ... Despite being just a freshman, was consistently voted a team captain during the 2009 season. ... Named first-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele. ... Arguably one of the most consistent players in the Big 12 Conference when healthy. ... Battled a nagging back injury in 2010. ... Played in 11 games with six starts in 2010. ... Caught 39 passes for 481 yards and three TDs in 2010. ... Was moved from Z-receiver to Y-receiver seven weeks into the season. ... Caught six passes for 133 yards and a TD in his first game in his first game at Y. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting Y-receiver. ... Has 106 career receptions for 1,287 yards and nine TDs. ... Enters the 2011 season as Tech's starting Y-receiver.
87 Aaron Fisher WR So. 1L 6-2/190 Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS)
  Nominated for Jerry Rice Award during career at Fossil Ridge HS. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Played in all 13 games in 2010. ... Caught one pass in 2010. ... Not listed in Tech' post-spring two-deep. ... Reminds some of former Tech WR Mickey Peters. ... Enters the 2011 season behind Austin Zouzalik and Cornelius Douglas at H-receiver.
89 Tony Trahan TE So. RS 6-5/220 Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS)
  Joined Rutgers' football program out of high school in 2009 as a walk-on. ... Played in six games as a true freshman, catching two passes for 27 yards. ... Transferred to Tech the following summer. ... Sat out the 2010 season due to NCAA transfer rules. ... Ended the spring listed second on the team's two-deep at TE. ... Missed most of fall camp due to an injury. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
90 Branden Jackson LB Fr. HS 6-4/225 McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport HS)
  High school teammate of fellow 2011 Tech signee Delvon Simmons. ... Chose Tech over offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Oregon, Pitt, USC and West Virginia. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
91 Kerry Hyder DE So. 1L 6-2/260 Austin, Texas (Lyndon B. Johnson HS)
  Played LB at Lyndon B. Johnson HS. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Played in 11 games in 2010 with three starts; two at DT and one at LDE. ... Registered 13 tackles, two sacks, three TFL and two forced fumbles in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's starting DT. ... People inside the program felt that Hyder was one of the most improved players in the spring. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as the team's starting DT.
92 Cooper Washington DE Fr. HS 6-3/236 Muleshoe, Texas (Muleshoe HS)
  Originally committed to Oklahoma. ... Switched to Texas Tech the Sunday before National Signing Day. ... Signed his NLI in front of several Oklahoma banners -- his fellow students had no idea that he had switched. ... Not listed on Tech's initial depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt.
94 Scott Smith DE Sr. 1L 6-6/256 Kailua, Hawaii (Butler CC)
  Signed with Cal out of St. Louis HS in 2007. ... Left the program the following year. ... Earned his associates degree from Butler C.C. ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the top junior college DL in the class of 2010. ... Signed with Tech in December but did not enroll until the next summer. ... Surprised Tech coaches with how quickly he picked up the defense during his fall camp and how well he played with leverage. ... Played in four games in 2010 with one start at LDE. ... Had a standout game against Texas, logging six tackles, two sacks, three TFL and a pick. ... Is just the second Tech defensive lineman since 2000 to have an interception and a sack in the same game. ... Registered 14 tackles, three sacks, four TFL and an interception in 2010. ... Was suspended for a violation of team rules in the days leading up to Tech's game against Baylor. ... Not listed in Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Will miss the first four games of the 2011 season as part of his 2010 suspension. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
95 Pearlie Graves DT So. 1L 6-2/285 Tulsa, Okla. (East Central HS)
  Former four-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Michigan before switching to Tech on National Signing Day 2009. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Played in seven games in 2010 with five starts; three at NT, one at RDE and another at LDE. ... Logged two sacks and three TFL in his collegiate debut against Colorado. ... Registered 14 tackles, three TFL and two sacks in 2010. ... Missed much of the spring and the spring game due to a leg injury. ... There is some concern inside the program about whether or not he can stay healthy. ... Ended the spring listed second on the depth chart at NT behind Donald Langley. ... Beloved within the team because of his upbeat and positive presence in the locker room and sideline. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
96 Dennell Wesley DT So. TR 6-2/310 St. Augustine, Fla. (Butler CC)
  Junior college teammate of fellow 2011 Tech signee Marcus Kennard. ... Officially visited Kansas State after committing to Tech. ... Expected to contribute right away at nose tackle. ... Enters the 2011 season behind Donald Langley at NT.
97 Donte Phillips DT Fr. HS 6-2/256 Mequon, Wis. (Homestead HS)
  Originally committed to Indiana, but re-opened his recruitment after the dismissal of that program's coaching staff. ... Officially visited Penn State before deciding on Tech. ... Signed with the Red Raiders the day after National Signing Day without having ever visited the campus. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt.
98 Donald Langley DT Sr. 1L 6-1/266 Germantown, Md. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)
  Was born in Liberia. ... Signed with Tennessee out of Seneca Valley HS in 2007. ... Left the program in 2009. ... Transferred to Copiah-Lincoln CC. ... Logged 36 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception in 2009. ... Signed with Tech at midterm and went through the team's spring practices. ... Played in all 13 games with six starts; three at LDE, two at DT and another at NT. ... Registered 14 tackles and one quarterback hurry in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's starting NT. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting NT.
99 Chris Perry DL Sr. 3L 6-4/286 Keller, Texas (Miami-FL)
  Signed with Miami (Fla.) out of Fossil Ridge HS in 2007. ... Transferred to Tech before 2008 season. ... Was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. ... Appeared in just 15 games in his first two seasons, notching 11 tackles and two TFL. ... Played in 10 games with one start in 2010. ... Registered three tackles and a pass breakup in 2010. ... Not listed in Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart.
99 Ryan Bustin PK So. TR 5-11/161 Kilgore, Texas (Kilgore C.C.)
  Joined Tech's program as a walk-on. ... Four-year starter at Kilgore HS and earned first-team all-district honors for three straight years. ... Not listed on Tech's initial 2011 depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt.




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