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2012 Recruiting Class - Official Bios



2012 Florida State RECRUITING CLASS

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Cason Beatty* P 6-3 225 Charlotte, N.C./Olympic
Daniel Glauser* OL 6-6 317 Rheinfelden, Switzerland/N.M. Military Institute
Mario Pender* RB 6-0 190 Cape Coral, Fla./Island Coast
Roberto Aguayo K 6-0 185 Groveland, Fla./South Lake HS
Colin Blake DB 6-3 185 San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis HS
Marvin Bracy ATH 5-9 170 Orlando, Fla./Boone HS
Chris Casher DE 6-4 240 Mobile, Ala./Davidson HS
Ronald Darby DB 5-11 176 Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac
Mario Edwards, Jr. DE 6-4 290 Denton, Texas/Ryan HS
Markuss Ukeme Eligwe LB 6-3 225 Stone Mountain, Ga./Stone Mountain HS
Eddie Goldman DT 6-4 310 Friendship Collegiate Academy/Washington, D.C
Christo Kourtzidis TE 6-4 240 Orange, Calif./Lutheran HS
Sean Maguire QB 6-3 200 West Orange, N.J./Seton Hall Prep
Reggie Northrup LB 6-2 218 Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast HS
Justin Shanks DT 6-3 310 Prattville, Ala./Prattville HS
Dalvon Stuckey DT 6-4 305 De Funiak Springs, Fla./Walton HS
P.J. Williams DB 6-2 190 Ocala, Fla./Vanguard HS
Menelik Watson OL 6-7 330 Manchester, England/Saddleback College (Calif.)
Jameis Winston QB 6-4 200 Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown HS

*January Early enrollee

2012 Florida State Early Enrollees

Cason Beatty, P, 6-3, 225, Charlotte, N.C./Olympic
Big, tall, athletic punter with a strong leg and plenty of upside at the college level…started his high school career as a quarterback before picking up punting as a junior in 2010 and excelling at that position…earned first team All-Mecklenburg County honors by the Charlotte Observer as a senior while averaging 43.1 yards per punt on 32 attempts and hitting four punts longer than 60 yards…named MEGA 7 3A/4A all-conference by the Charlotte Observer as a junior and senior…threw for more than 800 yards as a junior quarterback but shined that season as a punter averaging 43.5 yards per attempt on his way to All-Mecklenburg County second team honors by the Charlotte Observer…rated the No. 3 punter nationally by kicking guru Chris Sailer of California…two-star prospect by Rivals, a three-star prospect by ESPN....ranked the No. 4 punter nationally by Scout… has an older brother, Lucas, who just completed his redshirt year as a quarterback at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.

Mario Pender, RB, 6-0, 190, Cape Coral, Fla./Island Coast
Explosive four-star running back who possesses the quickness, speed and burst to run both inside or outside and also has great power to run through blocks…selected as a U.S. Army All-American…rushed 130 times for 1,543 yards (11.9 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns as a senior…named first team all-area by the Fort Myers News-Press…named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-district 19 Football Team… earned Associated Press' Class 6A all-state third team honors as a senior…rated the No. 72 player on the ESPNU 150 as well as the No. 8 running back, No. 16 player in the state of Florida and No. 38 player regionally… No. 66 on the Sporting News Top 125 of 2012… rushed for 2,261 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 13.87 yards per carry as a junior…has posted times of a 10.61 in the 100 meters and 22 flat in the 200 meters in track … rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals … No. 4 running back nationally, No. 5 prospect in the state of Florida and No. 38 overall prospect nationally by Rivals.com…selected Florida State over Alabama, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), USF, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Daniel Glauser, OL, 6-6, 317, Rheinfelden, Switzerland/N.M. Military Institute
Standout two-year starter at left tackle for one of the top junior college programs nationally… earned honorable mention NJCAA Football All-America honors this past season as a sophomore at NMMI…helped lead the Broncos to a 9-3 overall mark, a second place finish in the WSFL with a 6-2 record, a berth in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl and a No. 14 final national ranking in the NJCAA… named to the 2011 All-WSFL first team offense… anchored an offensive line that helped New Mexico Military Institute average 475 yards of total offense which produced a rushing attack that amassed 2,818 yards (234.8 yards per game) and a passing attack that totaled 2,882 yards (240.2 yards per game)… as a true freshman at NMMI, earned the Broncos' "Hustle Award" and didn't allow a sack in his first season as a starter …rated a four-star JC prospect by Scout and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com…chose Florida State over Arkansas, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State.

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Roberto Aguayo, K, 6-0, 185, Groveland, Fla./South Lake HS
Rated the nation's No. 3 kicker by Rivals…sixth-best kicking prospect according to ESPN.com…three-star prospect according to ESPN and Rivals…ESPN lists him as the 105th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida…one of only three kickers to make the ESPNU150 Watch List for 2012…was rated the nation's number one kicking prospect at the age of 16 by Kohl's Kicking Camps…Kohl's said the ball explodes off his foot and that he is ready for Division I football right now…they also pointed out how well he handles pressure and that he is one of the most pure talents they have seen across the country…won the kick-off competition at the ESPN Underclassman Challenge in 2010 with a 74-yard kick that had a 4.04 second hang time…high school coach considers him an offensive weapon and the best high school kicker he's coached since UF's Caleb Sturgis…made 7-of-8 field goals as a junior with his long coming from 48 yards…also accounted for 38 touchbacks in 2010…hit two field goals from 51 yards as a sophomore…longest field goal in practice was 63 yards…attended the National Invitational Scholarship Camp…named the Most Outstanding Kicker at the Jimbo Fisher Summer Camp… started his career playing soccer before he moved over to football…also ranked as the 68th-best punter in the nation by Kohl's…favorite kicker is FSU's Groza Award winner and current Washington Redskin Graham Gano…chose FSU over interest from Tennessee, UCLA, Arkansas, LSU, Michigan and others.

Colin Blake, DB, 6-3, 185, San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis HS
A four-star prospect according to Rivals who is proven at the 5A level of Texas football…received a three star rating from ESPN…Rivals list him as the 13th-best cornerback prospect in the 2012 class and ESPN the 30th-best…among prospects from one of the deepest talent pools in America Texas Rivals lists Blake as the 21st-best player in the state…ranked No. 90 in the Lone Star state by ESPN…ESPN lists Blake at No. 116 regionally…nationally Rivals lists the San Antonio prospect as the 155th-best in the nation…rated a Top Player by Tom Lemming of Max Preps who believes he could be an All-American at the collegiate level…recorded 68 tackles and one interception as a junior…coveted size for a cornerback and should transition well to the college game at that position according to ESPN…one scouting service felt Blake could develop into a player like NFL All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha…runs a 4.5 40 with a vertical of 34"…originally from England and has only been playing cornerback since his junior year…joins fellow European Bjoern Werner who came to FSU from Germany…holds more than 15 offers from BCS schools…was committed to Texas A&M before the turnover in the coaching staff…chose FSU over Oklahoma and TCU.

Marvin Bracy, ATH, 5-9, 170, Orlando, Fla./Boone HS
Four-star recruit according to Rivals.com…Under Armour All-American…All-America in football and track…named the fastest player at the Under Armour All-America Game by Rivals…ESPNU 150 member…listed as the 76th-best prospect in the nation by ESPN and the 12th-best wide receiver…rated in the top 40 among the nation's best receivers by Rivals…2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register…ranked a top 20 recruit in Florida by ESPN (17) …ranked No. 4 on the Orlando Sentinel Super 60…finished his junior season with almost 1,500 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns…ESPN calls Bracy one of the most explosive and gifted natural talents in the 2012 class who is a homerun threat at all times…they go on to say Bracy is a multi-purpose offensive weapon who is a nightmare to deal with in space…made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays coming in at No. 3 following his one-handed, 32-yard TD in the Under Armour All-America Game…the fastest high school football player in the nation…ran the fastest indoor 55M in the world this year in January clocking in at 6.08…time was a national record for the 19-and-under division and the fastest time ever run by a high school student…previous fastest 55M run by a high school student was 6.14…ran the second-fastest 100M in Florida High School history at 10.05…the only Floridian to ever run the 100M faster was University of Florida track and football star Jeff Demps…Scout.com said Bracy's speed is on par with Demps at this stage in their careers…nobody in high school in Florida ever ran a 100M faster than Bracy as Demps and Houston McTear both posted their record-breaking times after high school graduation…pursuing his dream to run track for the USA in the 2012 London Olympics…he will travel to Eugene, Ore., on July 24 for U.S. Olympic Team trials…ran a relay leg for the USA in the 4x100 meters in July 2010 at the World Junior Championships…defending large school, Class 4A 100- and 200-meter champion…will compete on Florida State's national runner-up track and field team…named an All-USA high school track and field team selection by USA Today…Orlando Sentinel named him track athlete of the year as a junior…he is trained by former Florida State sprinter Ricky Argro…chose FSU over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma…had a 3.2 GPA entering his senior year of high school.

Chris Casher, DE, 6-4, 240, Mobile, Ala./Davidson HS
Rated as the 23rd-best player in the 2012 class by ESPNU…Under Armour All-American…top 50 ranking nationally by Rivals (36) …ESPNU 150 member…consensus top 10 prospect at defensive end…ESPN and Rivals has him as the nation's No. 3 DE…four-star prospect according to Rivals…ranked in the top five in Alabama by ESPN (2) and Rivals (3)…another key recruit for the Seminoles from Mobile, Ala.,…joins 2011 signee Jacob Coker as the second straight FSU recruit out of Mobile…played tight end and defensive end in high school but has told FSU coaches he would like to play on the defensive side of the ball at FSU…dominated at the Tallahassee NFTC vying for MVP honors…ran a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.29 in the 20-yard shuttle and has a 29.9 vertical jump…compiled 50 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a junior at Faith Academy…also made 22 catches for 408 yards…transferred to Mobile Davidson High School to make sure he would graduate and play football at the next level…as a result he had to sit out his entire senior season… stayed very involved with Davidson's football team and became known as "Coach Casher" by the players due to the contributions he made to the team off the field…lifted weights at night and on the weekends to stay in shape…played his first football game in over a year at the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game…also played basketball…father was a Florida State fan when Casher was growing up…cousin of former Auburn All-SEC corner Larry Casher…chose FSU as a junior over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee among others.

Ronald Darby, DB, 5-11, 176, Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac
A four-star recruit according to both ESPN and Rivals…rated the No. 2 cornerback in the country according to Rivals and the second-best players in the state of Maryland by the same recruiting service…considered the No. 38-ranked prospect in the country according to ESPN...defender that can excel on both defense and special teams…participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game…USA Today 2011 All-USA second team All-American…second team All-Met by the Washington Post as a junior and an honorable mention honoree as a senior…honorable mention allstate as an all-purpose player as a senior ...part of a Wolverines' secondary that registered four shutouts and allowed just 82 points in 2011…SI.com 2011 High School First Team All-American…played six positions as a high school senior, including kicker…as a junior, rushed for 1,329 yards and 23 touchdowns, while tallying three interceptions and eight pass breakups on defense…runs a reported 4.37-seconds 40-yard dash…elite track performer as well that is expected to contribute to Florida State's track & field team…has run a 6.28- seconds 55-meter dash and a 21.28-seconds 200-meter dash…chose Florida State over Notre Dame, Maryland, Clemson and Auburn.

Mario Edwards, Jr., DE, 6-4, 290, Denton, Texas/Ryan HS
Near consensus top-rated prospect in America in 2012…USA Today defensive player of the year…ESPNU 150 member…2012 Parade All-American … SI.com Second Team All-American … ESPNHS First Team All-American …listed at No. 1 by ESPN…Rivals lists him at No. 3 nationally…five-stars from Rivals…unanimously ranked No. 1 at his position whether it be defensive end or defensive tackle…the top player coming out of the state of Texas…ESPN recruiting analyst Craig Haubert said Edwards can contribute almost immediately due to his ability to take advantage of blockers' weaknesses with a pass rush arsenal and a plan of attack when he rushes the quarterback…Haubert also said he is similar to Clemson's DeQuan Bowers at this stage of their careers…of his 72 tackles as a senior 32 were for a loss including 11 sacks…named the state of Texas Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year as a junior by the Associated Press…recorded 127 tackles, 50 tackles for loss and 18 sacks leading Denton Ryan to a state runner-up finish…recorded 69 tackles and three sacks as a freshman on top of catching 17 passes for 361 yards and three TDs…his high school coach raves about his work ethic as he and his father, former FSU star Mario Edwards, work out together at 6:00 a.m. each morning…says Edwards is the best he has coached in his 32-year career…Edwards hopes to wear the same number (15) as his dad did one day at FSU…goal is to win the Hendricks Award and go down as one of the best ever in Seminole history…if he could not play football he would coach so he can teach the sport to others…chose FSU over Texas, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others.

Markuss Eligwe, LB, 6-3, 225, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stone Mountain HS
A consensus top 10 prospect nationally at the linebacker position…U.S. Army All-American… SI.com Second Team All-American …ESPNU 150 member…Rivals had him listed as a top 100 prospect…listed at No. 47 nationally …ESPN lists him as the 116th-best prospect this year…a consensus 4-star prospect…ESPN has him listed as No. 47 in the region…Rivals lists as the second-best prospect in Georgia this year… the 11th-best by ESPN…all recruiting services have him listed in the top seven nationally at the linebacker position…Rivals considers him the second-best linebacker prospect in the nation…ESPN lists him No. 3 among linebackers…played in a 3-4 system in high school and is projected by most experts to play linebacker at the collegiate level…ESPN says he has the ability to play either inside or outside linebacker at the next level and that he has the strength to shed blockers and the fluidity to avoid contact when pursuing the football…according to the recruiting analyst Keith Niebuhr, the Stone Mountain, Ga., product is smart and athletic and he is able to generate a pass rush from the outside and up the middle…Niebuhr described the linebacker as an athletic freak who has the power to excel against the run and quickness and agility to shine in coverage…collected more than 25 scholarship offers and committed to FSU on his 17th birthday...chose FSU over Cal and Georgia…cited FSU's nationally ranked criminology program as one of the factors in his choice to play for the Seminoles.

Eddie Goldman, DT, 6-4, 310, Friendship Collegiate Academy/Washington, D.C
Consensus five-star defensive tackle whose a force in the interior of the line…has good size and displays the ability to fire off on the snap of the ball, get into the backfield and be disruptive… comes off the ball low, plays with leverage and shows the quickness to chase down a player in the backfield having been clocked around a 4.8 in the 40 … Under Armour All-American…USA Today 2011 All-USA second team All- American…ESPNHS Second Team All-American…2012 Parade All-American and SI.com's 2011 High School First Team All-American…racked up 38 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and five forced fumbles while helping Friendship Collegiate to a 9-1 record… earned first team All-Met by the Washington Post as a senior offensive lineman grading out at 90 percent but was always projected as a defensive player at the next level… No. 10 player on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 defensive tackle, No. 2 player in the region and No. 1 player in the state by ESPN… ranked the No. 7 prospect nationally by Rivals and No. 1 player in the state and No. 2 defensive tackle…No. 17 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps Top 100…tallied 40 tackles, six sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery as a junior …selected Florida State over Alabama and Auburn.

Christo Kourtzidis, TE, 6-4, 240, Orange, Calif./Lutheran HS
Four-star tight end prospect known for having good strong hands and the ability to catch the ball away from his body, fight for yards after the catch and break arm tackles…can play from an in-line position or flexed out wide as a receiver…excels as a blocker and will only get better at the next level…named to the O.C. all-region first team by ESPNLA.com…hauled in 38 receptions for 416 yards for an average of 10.9 yards per catch and added four TD receptions as a senior in 2011 and caught 29 passes for 429 yards as a junior…earned MaxPreps California Division I all-state first team honors…also picked up All-Orange County and All-Pac 5 Division honors…ranked No. 7 on the Top 50 senior football recruits by OCVarsity.com…listed as a four-star prospect as the No. 8 tight end, No. 25 player and 194th overall player by Rivals…earned a three-star rating by ESPN and ranked the No. 26 tight end nationally, No. 61 prospect in the state of California and No. 91 regionally…two-way player in football at Lutheran HS playing tight end and defensive end…chose Florida State over Cal.

Sean Maguire, QB, 6-3, 200, West Orange, N.J./Seton Hall Prep
One of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the country and New Jersey's top-rated quarterback in the class of 2012… a four-star prospect by ESPN and three-star QB by Rivals…natural pocket passer who is suited for a multiple pro-style scheme…ran a wing-T offense in high school which didn't allow for many passing opportunities but made the most of the ones he got displaying good arm strength, touch, the ability to change ball speeds and ability to consistently throw a catchable ball with nice accuracy to all three levels…gained varsity exposure as a freshman and led Seton Hall Prep to a 19-3 record as a sophomore and junior…completed 70 of 141 passes for 1,161 yards and 14 TDs as a junior, making third team All-Essex County for The Star-Ledger… earned first team All Non-Public and first team All-Essex by the Star-Ledger after completing 74-of-154 passes for 1,183 yards, 12 TDs and 4 INTs as a senior… also named Super Essex Conference 1st Team as a senior… finished his career at Seton Hall Prep completing 105-of-224 passes for 1,881 yards, 20 TDs and 6 INTs in that wing-T offense…named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl on Feb.1 … ranked by ESPN as the No. 13 QB prospect nationally, No. 4 player in state of New Jersey and No. 18 player regionally…No. 26 player in New Jersey by Rivals…selected Florida State over Alabama, Maryland and NC State.

Reggie Northrup, LB, 6-2, 218, Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast HS
Four-star linebacker with exceptional athleticism who will continue the pipeline from First Coast High School to FSU…analysts have been impressed with his ability to make plays all over the field consistently finding the holes, locating runners and tackling them to the ground (39.5 TFL in 2011)… rated a four-star linebacker by Rivals and ESPN…Rivals has him as the No. 30 linebacker and No. 40 player in Florida…ranks as the No. 28 linebacker, No. 42 overall player in Florida by ESPN…listed as the No. 112 prospect on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120… earned Florida Times-Union All-First Coast Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior recording 165 tackles, including 39.5 behind the line in leading the Buccaneers to the Class 7A championship game and a 13-win season…named to the 2011 Times-Union Super 24…as a junior, finished with 110 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown… selected Florida State after once being a verbal commit to Miami.

Justin Shanks, DT, 6-3, 310, Prattville, Ala./Prattville HS
Big, run-stopping defensive tackle who is rated a four-star defensive lineman by ESPN and Rivals…explodes with power off the ball and displays great strength in engaging blockers and defending a gap well…ranked the No. 7 player in state of Alabama, No. 10 defensive tackle and No. 51 player regionally by ESPN while also being listed No. 114 in the ESPNU150… totaled 54 tackles, including 10 for loss and 5 1/2 sacks, added 15 quarterback hurries and caught a touchdown pass lined up at tight end as a senior in helping to guide Prattville to the Class 6A state championship…as a three-year starter at Prattville, the Lions finished 33-8, advanced to the finals of the Class 6A playoffs twice, won the Class 6A Region Four championship twice, going 16-2 in region play and earned a No. 22 final ranking in the USA Today High School Poll in 2011 and No. 21 ranking in 2009… No. 6 on the The Birmingham News 2012 Super Seniors List…selected Prattville High School's first U.S. Army All-American and took part in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl playing for the West team…No. 18 on the Mobile Register's Elite 18 List of Prospects…named to the Elmore-Autauga Super Football Team by the Montgomery Advertiser and Prattville Progress…named 2011 All-Autauga County by the Montgomery Advertiser and Prattville Progress…also named Class 5A-6A All-Metro by the Montgomery Advertiser...earned ASWA Class 6A All- State honors as a senior…recorded 65 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior... listed as the No. 10 defensive tackle, No. 5 player in the state of Alabama and No. 135 on the Rivals Top 250…chose Florida State over Auburn and Tennessee.

Dalvon Stuckey, DT, 6-4, 305, De Funiak Springs, Fla./Walton HS
A three-year starter at defensive tackle for Walton High School emerging as a run-stopping force for the Braves…good size and quickness allows him to clog the middle and force backs to run outside… has a powerful lower body making him tough to move off the ball…showed some finesse as a senior lining up at tight end and displaying soft hands, quick feet and solid athleticism…rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and  a three-star by Rivals.com…recorded 61 tackles as a junior and clocked a 4.9 40-yard dash as a junior…made 82 tackles and recorded 4.5 sacks his sophomore season… No. 23 defensive tackle, No. 48 player in Florida by Rivals.com and No. 243 in Rivals Top 250…ranked  the No. 24 DT, No. 40 player in Florida and No. 114 regionally by ESPN…Named to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union… No. 59 on the Orlando Sentinel's 2012 Florida Top 100…No. 87 on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120…named to the 2011 Northwest Florida Daily News' Dandy Dozen and small schools All-Area Football Team…also earned 2011 Northwest Florida Daily News' Defensive Lineman of the Year honors after facing double and sometimes triple teams during his senior season, but managed to record 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery…selected Florida State over Auburn and Florida.

P.J. Williams, DB, 6-2, 190, Ocala, Fla./Vanguard HS
Versatile four-star defensive back that can play either corner or safety…played safety for Ocala's Vanguard High School and showed good ball skills and instincts on his way to being named Vangaurd's first ever Under Armour All-American…also played wide receiver…recorded 52 tackles as a senior and earned Associated Press' Class 6A all-state first team honors as a defensive utility player…played in the Under All-America game
and made three tackles and had one pass break-up for Team Blur…named first team All-County by The Ocala Star-Banner…named to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union… No. 52 on the Orlando Sentinel's 2012 Florida Top 100…rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals… No. 6 safety, No. 23 player in Florida and No. 59 regionally by ESPN and the No. 133 player on the ESPNU 150…ranked No. 9 safety, No. 23 player in state of Florida and No. 118 nationally by Rivals…No. 46 on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120…has been clocked with sub 4.4 time in the 40-yard dash…named to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union…earned all-county honors as a junior after logging 83 tackles and an interception as the Knights' starting safety…posted a county-best 33.8-yards-per-return average on kickoffs, including a school record four touchdowns as a sophomore at Vanguard…chose Florida State over Alabama and Miami (Fla.).

Menelik Watson, OL, 6-7, 330, Manchester, England/Saddleback College (Calif.)
One of the nation's top junior college offensive tackles, who hails from Manchester, England…big, physical player who is considered to have some of the best feet in the nation for an offensive lineman and has the quickness (clocked in the 4.7 range in the 40-yard dash) to be effective against the big, fast defensive ends being produced at the college level…said to have an explosive first step, a constantly square body and serious downfield speed which projects him to be a solid blocker in both the passing and rushing game…rated a three-star offensive lineman by Rivals…helped Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, Calif.) to an 8-3 record, No. 5 ranking and berth in the Golden State Bowl… named second team Southern California Football Association All-Conference helping a Saddleback offense that led the SFCA in total offense (470.4 yards per game, ranked second in the SCFA in scoring offense (40.5 ppg), passing offense (338.6 yards per game), 24th in rushing offense (131.7)…trained to be a basketball player his entire life in England until he played for the CDA Academy in Spain and wasn't introduced to the sport of football until arriving in America…actually signed a Division I-A basketball scholarship with Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and after a redshirt freshman season (2009-10), emerged as a team captain playing forward and center for the Red Foxes… averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 29 games with 13 starts in
his only season (2010-11) at Marist…ranks as the No. 9 junior college offensive tackle and No. 19 on the top-50 junior college players by Rivals…graduated from Burnage High School, in Manchester, England in 2006…selected Florida State over Auburn, Cal, Oklahoma, Oregon and Rutgers.

Jameis Winston, QB, 6-4, 200, Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown HS
Nation's top quarterback prospect in the class of 2012, who also is considered a top baseball prospect in the 2012 Major League Baseball Amateur draft … 2011 USA Today All-USA first team All-American… 2012 Parade All-American…SI.com Second Team All-American, ESPNHS First Team All-American and Under Armour All-American…selected the 2011 Alabama Gatorade State Player of the Year…rated a four-star QB by Rivals and ESPN… named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl on Feb.1…dual-threat quarterback who played in the shotgun spread where he excelled as a passer within the pocket, on the move and also as a designated runner which is where he can be really dangerous… can make all the throws and does a good job of keeping his eyes downfield when plays breakdown… named the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Class 5A Back of the Year as a senior after completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,065 yards (7.4 yards per rush) and another 15 touchdowns in guiding Hueytown to a 13-1 mark and the Class 5A state semifinals… named the 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year… the four-year starter totaled 6,871 career passing yards with 67 touchdowns, completing 60 percent of his 790 passes and threw only 25 interceptions and averaged 6.5 yards per rushing attempt for 2,912 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground which adds up to 9,853 career yards and a part in 103 touchdowns…No. 1 on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 and Elite 18 list of the top Alabama prospects…named a co-MVP of the Elite 11 national quarterback challenge last summer in Malibu…turned in an MVP performance in the Under Armour All-American game completing 8-of-9 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns…named to the ASWA Super 12 and Class 5A all-state teams as a junior and senior…No. 14 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 QB nationally, No. 5 player regionally and No. 1 player in state of Alabama by ESPN…on the baseball diamond, shines as a switch-hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher who possesses a fastball in the 90s and was clocked at a 6.59 in the 60… rated by Perfect Game as the nation's No. 22 prep baseball player for the class of 2012 and was named a Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American heading into this upcoming season…named Birmingham News Metro West Player of the Year as a sophomore in baseball…hit .424 with seven homers and 36 RBIs during the Golden Gophers Class 6A state semifinal run and finished 8-3 with two saves, a 1.92 earned run average, 92 strikeouts and six complete games as a sophomore…2011 ASWA all-state and Birmingham News All-Metro selection in baseball as a sophomore and junior…2011 Perfect Game USA Preseason HS Underclassmen First Team All-American...2010 Perfect Game USA Preseason HS Underclassmen Honorable Mention All-American…hit .370 and was 7-2 on the mound as a junior in 2011…2012 MaxPreps Preseason All-American…ranked as the top baseball player in Alabama by MaxPreps…one of three Alabama players ranked on Baseball America's early 2012 top-50 draft list (No. 47)…played for the East squad in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic…selected Florida State over Stanford, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State.

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