||BILL SNYDER PRESS CONFERENCE
||CLASS OF 2015
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- Evan Applegate, 6-6, 270, OL
- Kyle Ball, 6-2, 230, LB
- Alex Barnes, 6-0, 210, RB
- Tyler Burns, 5-11, 200, ATH
- Evan Curl, 6-5, 280, OL
- Alex Delton, 6-1, 190, QB
- Trey Dishon, 6-3, 295, DL
- Johnathan Durham, 6-0, 175, DB
- Bryce English, 5-11, 318, DL
- Scott Frantz, 6-5, 275, OL
- Denzel Goolsby, 6-0, 191, WR
- Kalin Heath, 6-2, 190, RB
- Adam Holtorf, 6-4, 268, OL
- Justin Hughes, 6-1, 206, LB
- Chase Johnston, 6-3, 225, LB
- Josh Little, 6-3, 230, DE
- Tyler Mitchell, 6-5, 280, OL
- Aulelio Olomua, 6-5, 245, DE
- Darreyl Patterson, 6-0, 165, DB
- Zach Reuter, 6-3, 190, WR
- Duke Shelley, 5-10, 175, DB
- Elijah Sullivan, 6-1, 204, LB
- Reggie Walker, 6-3, 232, DE
- Isaiah Zuber, 6-1, 180, WR
||K-STATE ANNOUNCES 2015 CLASS
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder released the Wildcats' 2015 recruiting class Wednesday with the announcement of 24 student-athletes who plan on joining or have already joined the K-State football program.
The 2015 signing class is made up of 23 players from the high school ranks, as well as one community-college player. Of the group, five are currently enrolled at K-State and will participate in April's spring practices, which culminate with the Purple/White Spring Game on April 25.
This year's class boasts 12 players on defense, 11 offensive players and one listed as an athlete. The class is made up of five apiece on the offensive and defensive lines, four linebackers, three defensive backs, three wide receivers, two running backs and a quarterback.
As is the case in years past, the Wildcat coaching staff scoured the nation for talent as Kansas State's class of 2015 is represented by nine different states, while securing the borders and keeping a majority of the top Kansas prospect in state.
Eight of the 24 in this year's signing class hail from the state of Kansas, while five come from Georgia, three are from Texas and two apiece are from Missouri and Oklahoma.
Complete Signing Day Release and Quotes
||2015 K-STATE FOOTBALL SIGNEES
EVAN APPLEGATE /// OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-6, 270 /// SHAWNEE, KAN. (MILL VALLEY HS)
AT MILL VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered three years for the Jaguars under head coach Joel Applebee... Helped lead Mill Valley to an appearance in the 5A state playoffs in 2014... Rated the second-best offensive tackle in the state of Kansas by Scout.com... Named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team... A First Team All-Kansas 5A selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle, while he was a first team all-metro performer by the Kansas City Star... Also an all-state selection by the Kansas Football Coaches Association... A unanimous first team all-league pick as a senior in addition to earning all-league honors as both a sophomore and junior... A semifinalist for the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award as the most outstanding lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City area... Also lettered two years in basketball, helping team go 20-4 and place third in the state in 2013.
Evan Allen Applegate was born October 26, 1996, in Shawnee, Kansas... Son of Randy and Diane Applegate... Has one sister, Jill... Mother, Diane, attended K-State... Plans on majoring in wildlife and outdoor enterprise management.
KYLE BALL /// LINEBACKER
6-2, 230 /// PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KAN. (SHAWNEE MISSION EAST HS)
AT SHAWNEE MISSION EAST HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-year letterwinner for the Lancers under head coach Dustin Delaney... Helped lead Shawnee Mission East to a perfect 13-0 record and the school’s first-ever state championship... Recorded 118 tackles, including 37 for loss, and 10 sacks as a senior en route to being named one of the top 12 players in the state by the Kansas Football Coaches Association and to the organization’s all-state 6A team... Also one of the top 11 players in the state and named to the All-Class 6A team by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle... Earned the Ryan Lilja Award as the Top Kansas Big Class Lineman, while he was the Sunflower League Player of the Year... A finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the most outstanding lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City area... A first team all-metro selection by the Kansas City Star... Selected to play in the 2015 Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game... Named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas team as a junior after totaling 119 tackles, 28 TFLs and nine sacks... Also competed in basketball and track.
Kyle Alan Ball was born July 27, 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri...Son of Kerby and Julie Ball... Has two siblings, Calvin and Caleb... An Eagle Scout who accumulated a 3.9 GPA during his high school career... Plans on majoring in engineering.
ALEX BARNES /// RUNNING BACK
6-0, 210 /// PITTSBURG, KAN. (PITTSBURG HS)
AT PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Purple Dragons under head coach Tom Nickelson... Led Pittsburg to a 9-2 record and the quarterfinals of the state championship as a senior... Named one of the top 11 players in the state and to the All-Class 5A teams by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle... Regarded as one of the top 12 players in the state by the Kansas Football Coaches Association and named to the organization's all-state 5A team... Totaled 4,835 rushing yards and 83 touchdowns during his career, including 2,361 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2014, breaking the Southeast Kansas League (SEK) single-season and career records for rushing yards and touchdowns... A two-time SEK Offensive Player of the Year honoree... Also earned all-state honors as a junior, while he was a four-time first team all-league and all-county performer... Enrolled at K-State in January and will take part in spring practices.
Brandon Alex Barnes was born October 27, 1996, in Coffeyville, Kansas... Son of William Barnes and Jaimi Dodson... Involved in Special Olympics and young mentoring... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.
TYLER BURNS /// ATHLETE
5-11, 200 /// WICHITA, KAN. (TRINITY ACADEMY)
AT TRINITY ACADEMY:
Played for the Knights under head coach Jared McDaniel... Rated the eighth-best prospect the state of Kansas by ESPN.com... An All-Class 4A-II selection as both a running back and defensive back by the Wichita Eagle... Also earned all-state honors as a running back by the Topeka Capital-Journal... Picked up honorable mention all-state accolades in both 2012 and 2013... Rushed for 1,662 yards and scored 26 touchdowns as a senior... Named the Central Plains League MVP in 2013 and 2014, while he was a first team all-league running back as a sophomore, junior and senior... Also earned honorable mention all-league honors as a defensive back in 2013... Named the Selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Tyler Cole Burns was born September 9, 1996, in Olathe, Kansas... Son of Brad and Greta Burns... Has three siblings, Morgan, Chandler and Ashley... Morgan is a senior defensive back for the Wildcats.
EVAN CURL /// OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-5, 280 /// FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS (FLOWER MOUND HS)
AT FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered two years for the Jaguars under head coach Dane Johnson... A Second Team All-District 6-6A performer as both a junior and senior... A team captain as a senior... Earned second team academic all-state honors in 2014... Also wrestled, finishing third in district play in the heavyweight division.
Evan William Curl was born March 20, 1997, in Austin, Texas... Son of Eddie Curl and Marissa Curl... Has three siblings, Eric, Erin and Emily... An Eagle Scout who anticipates majoring in mechanical engineering.
ALEX DELTON /// QUARTERBACK
6-1, 190 /// HAYS, KAN. (HAYS HS)
AT HAYS HIGH SCHOOL:
A four-year letterwinner for the Indians, including the final year under head coach Bo Black... Rated the 23rd best dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals.com and 33rd by ESPN, while he was rated the fifth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com and the top quarterback in the state by ESPN... An honorable mention all-state selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle in 2014 after rushing for 1,519 yards and 17 touchdowns in addition to throwing for 1,402 yards and 13 scores... Named the 2014 area Player of the Year by the Hays Daily News while he was also the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year... Earned first team all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior as he finished his career with over 6,700 total offensive yards and 75 touchdowns... Also lettered three years in track... Enrolled at K-State in January and will take part in spring practices.
Alex Christian Delton was born October 23, 1996, in Hays, Kansas... Son of Ricky Delton and Rhonda Dinkel... Has one brother, Alan... Plans on majoring in kinesiology and hopes to coach football at the collegiate level.
TREY DISHON /// DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-3, 295 /// HORTON, KAN. (HORTON HS)
AT HORTON HIGH SCHOOL:
A four-year letterwinner for the Chargers under head coach Nick Dowell... Helped lead Horton to a 7-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs... An All-Kansas 3A selection by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2013... Earned first team all-league honors as a defensive lineman, tight end and kicker... Selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Also lettered in basketball, earning all-state honors, track and field, and powerlifting, winning the 2013 Class 3A Championship for the 242-pound weight class.
Kenneth Greggory Dishon, III, was born May 18, 1997, in Atchison, Kansas... Son of Gregg and Kim Dishon... Has two sisters, Ashley and Kayla.
JOHNATHAN DURHAM /// DEFENSIVE BACK
6-0, 175 /// ALEDO, TEXAS (ALEDO HS)
AT ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL:
A two-year letterwinner for the Bearcats under head coaches Tim Buchannan and Steve Woods... Helped lead Aledo to back-to-back state championships, claiming the Texas 4A D2 title as a junior with a 16-0 record and a Texas 5A D1 title as a senior with a 15-1 mark... Earned first team all-state honors from the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors as well as All-District 8-5A accolades as a senior... Also a first-team member on the Class 5A Padilla Poll Coaches all-state team... Tallied 31 tackles, five interceptions and 15 pass deflections in 2014... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior in addition to first team all-district honors... Tallied seven interceptions as a junior... An academic all-district performer... Also competed in track... High school teammate of Jordan Mittie, the son of K-State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie.
Johnathan Nelson Durham was born August 9, 1996, in Fort Worth, Texas... Son of William Durham and Kelly Nichols... Has one sister, Lauren... Plans on majoring in business.
BRYCE ENGLISH /// DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
5-11, 318 /// DeSOTO, TEXAS (DeSOTO HS)
AT DeSOTO HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Eagles under head coach Claude Mathis... Rated the 30th best defensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com, while he was rated 35th by ESPN and 40th by Scout.com... Helped DeSoto earn a 10-2 record and reach the second round of the Texas 6A D1 playoffs as he carded 56 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles... Named the 2014 District 8-6A co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as earning honorable mention all-state honors from the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors and all-area honors from the Dallas Morning News... Recorded 71 tackles, including 5.5 sacks as a junior... Selected to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California, as well as the U-19 International Bowl between Team USA and Canada Football in Arlington, Texas.
Bryce Allen English was born May 2, 1997, in Dallas, Texas... Son of Lee and Rene English... Has two siblings, Kyla and Ashley... Father, Lee, played at North Texas State from 1978-81, including his freshman season when Bill Snyder was on staff... Plans on majoring in communications.
SCOTT FRANTZ /// OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-5, 275 /// LAWRENCE, KAN. (FREE STATE HS)
AT FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-year letterwinner for the Freebirds under head coach Bob Lisher... Led Free State to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the state semifinals in 2014... Team went 10-2 and advanced to the semifinals in 2012... Rated the 48th best offensive tackle nationally and the fourth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com... Ranked as the second-best offensive tackle in the state by Scout.com... Named one of the top 11 players in the state and to the All-Class 6A teams by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle in 2014... A first team all-metro selection by the Kansas City Star in 2014... Named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team as a senior... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior... Named a First Team All-Sunflower League selection as both a junior and senior... Selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Also played basketball.
Scott A. Frantz (FRONTZ) was born June 7, 1996, in Lawrence, Kansas... Son of Stan and Kim Frantz... Has two brothers, Matt and Brett... Plans on majoring in criminology with the hopes of becoming a police officer.
DENZEL GOOLSBY /// WIDE RECEIVER
6-0, 191 /// WICHITA, KAN. (BISHOP CARROLL HS)
AT BISHOP CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL:
A four-year starter for the Eagles under head coach Alan Schuckman... Named the 2014 Gatorade Kansas Football Player of the Year and the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Offensive Player of the Year... Rated the fourth-best player in the state by Scout.com... Rushed for 1,641 yards and 31 touchdowns to go along with 251 receiving yards and seven scores as a senior, helping Bishop Carroll earn a perfect 13-0 record and a Class 5A state championship... Was also dangerous in the return game in 2014 where he scored five touchdowns on 13 punt returns and a touchdown on his only kickoff return... Named one of the top 11 players in the state and to the All-Class 5A teams by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle... A first team all-metro performer by the Wichita Eagle... Named as one of the top 12 players in the state by the Kansas Football Coaches Association and to the organization’s all-state 5A team... Rushed for 495 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior despite missing three games due to injury... Helped Bishop Carroll go 47-2 over his four-year career with two state championships (2012 and 2014)... Also ran track as he placed second in the state in 2012 in the 4x100 and third in the 4x400.
Denzel Christopher Goolsby was born January 25, 1997, in Wichita, Kansas... Son of Les Goolsby and Dinah Goolsby... Has one sibling, Banner... Had two cousins who played football at K-State, Jarard Milo, a defensive back who lettered from 2011-12, and Brian Goolsby, a fullback who lettered from 1995-98... Another cousin, DeAndre Goolsby, is a sophomore tight end at Florida... Plans on majoring in business.
KALIN HEATH /// RUNNING BACK
6-2, 190 /// CARTERSVILLE, GA. (CARTERSVILLE HS)
AT CARTERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Hurricanes under head coaches Frank Barden and Joey King... Helped Cartersville finish with a 12-2 record and reach the state semifinals as a senior... Team also went 11-1 as a junior... Named the Daily Tribune News Bartow County Player of the Year... Totaled 3,594 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns during his career, including rushing for nearly 1,000 yards and 21 touchdowns to go along with 442 receiving yards as a senior... An honorable mention all-state player by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Earned all-area and all-county honors... Also competed three years in track.
Kalin Alexis Heath was born February 10, 1996, in Rome, Georgia... Son of Joey and Amanda Heath... Has three siblings, Brandon, Jada and Ashley... Plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.
ADAM HOLTORF /// OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-4, 268 /// SEWARD, NEB. (SEWARD HS)
AT SEWARD HIGH SCHOOL:
A four-year letterwinner for the Bluejays, including the last two years under head coach Jamie Opfer... Helped Seward earn an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Class B State Playoffs... Named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Nebraska Team as a defensive lineman... A two-year First Team Class B all-state offensive lineman by the Lincoln Journal-Star and Omaha World-Herald... Named First Team Super State as a defensive lineman as a senior and Class B honorary captain by the Lincoln Journal-Star and Omaha World-Herald... Also earned First Team All-Nebraska honors as a defensive lineman and First Team Class B all-state offensive lineman by the Omaha World-Herald... Also earned second team all-state honors as a junior and was an all-district performer as a sophomore... Tied the school career record with 37 games started... Registered 81 tackles, including 18.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a senior... Also anchored an offensive line that helped the Bluejays accumulate 3,822 yards... Also came away with 69 tackles, including 14 for loss and five sacks as a junior in 2013... Earned academic all-state honors... Also played basketball and qualified for state in the shot put.
Adam Christian Holtorf was born May 10, 1997, in Lincoln, Nebraska... Son of Paul and Diane Holtorf... Has one brother, Derek... Plans on majoring in agribusiness with the hopes of becoming an agriculture loan officer.
JUSTIN HUGHES /// LINEBACKER
6-1, 206 /// TUCKER, GA. (TUCKER HS)
AT TUCKER HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Tigers under head coach Bryan Lamar... Helped Tucker earn a 14-1 record and a trip to the state championship game as a senior in 2013... Named a first team all-state honoree in 2013 by the Georgia Sportswriters, while he was an All-DeKalb County pick by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Was rated as the nation's 70th-best outside linebacker by ESPN in 2014... Selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game... Totaled over 180 tackles over his junior and senior seasons... Originally signed with K-State out of high school in 2014 as he is currently enrolled and will participate in spring practices.
Justin Lorenz Hughes was born January 3, 1996, in Tucker, Georgia... Son of Chris Hughes and Jerita Porter... Has one sister, Keara...Majoring in psychology with the hopes of becoming a therapist.
CHASE JOHNSTON /// LINEBACKER
6-3, 225 /// CARL JUNCTION, MO. (CARL JUNCTION HS)
AT CARL JUNCTION HIGH SCHOOL:
A four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs under head coach Doug Buckmaster... Helped Carl Junction earn an 11-1 record and reach the third round of the Missouri Class 4 playoffs in 2014... Regarded as the 39th-best inside linebacker nationally by ESPN and 47th-best by Scout.com, including the top middle linebacker in the state of Missouri... A First-Team All-Missouri Class 4 linebacker by the state’s coaches as well as the Missouri media association... Named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team... Named the league defensive player of the year in addition to earning all-league and all-district honors... Carded 100 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior... Also a first team all-state honoree in the shot put and lettered three years in basketball.
Andrew Chase Johnston was born September 30, 1996, in Joplin, Missouri... Son of Vince and Leigh Johnston... Has one sister, Jessica, and one brother, Kyle... Father, Vince, played wide receiver at Pittsburg State, while grandfather, Nelson Toburen, played linebacker at Wichita State and later for the 1961 and 1962 NFL Champion Green Bay Packers... Plans on majoring in history education.
JOSH LITTLE /// DEFENSIVE END
6-3, 230 /// OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY [FLA.])
AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:
Played one season for the Conquerors under head coach Verlon Dorminey after moving from Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma... Helped Trinity Christian earn a 12-2 record and a Florida Class 3A State Championship... Came away with 19 tackles in nine games to go along with 1.5 sacks... Recorded 76 tackles, including five sacks, for Millwood as a junior in 2013... Enrolled at K-State in January and will take part in spring practices.
Joshua Romello Little was born January 18, 1997, in Hastings, Nebraska... Son of Chuck and Katrina Little... Has four siblings, Justin, CJ, Amber and Silas... Grandfather, the late John D. Little, played collegiately at Oklahoma State before spending eight seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills... Plans on majoring in business.
TYLER MITCHELL /// OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-5, 280 /// MATHEWS, ALA. (MONTGOMERY ACADEMY)
AT MONTGOMERY ACADEMY:
Played for the Eagles under head coach Anthony McCall... Helped lead Montgomery Academy to a 12-1 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Alabama 3A playoffs in 2014... Team also reached the state quarterfinals and went 11-2 in 2013... Earned first team all-state honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior... An all-area pick in 2013 and by AL.com... Earned the team’s most improved offensive player and most valuable lineman awards... Also played baseball.
Philip Tyler Mitchell was born January 21, 1997, in Mathews, Alabama... Son of Phil and Lauri Mitchell... Plans on majoring in ag business.
AULELIO OLOMUA /// DEFENSIVE END
6-5, 245 /// MESA, ARIZ. (MESA CC)
AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Played for the Thunderbirds under head coach Ryan Felker... Rated the 11th-best community-college defensive end by ESPN... Carded 83 tackles in 2014, including six tackles for loss and two sacks... Tallied three double-digit tackle games as a sophomore, including a career-high 12 against Glendale CC... Named a second-team performer from the Western States Football League and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference... Made 49 tackles as a freshman, which included four for loss and 1.5 sacks.
AT MESA HIGH SCHOOL:
An all-state player under head coach and father, Pita, as well as Kelley Moore... Made 50 tackles, including six sacks, as a senior while tallying 94 tackles and 23 sacks as a junior... Originally signed with BYU out of high school.
Aulelio Olomua (ah-LAY-lee-oh oh-low-MOO-ah) was born Oct. 19, 1992, in Honolulu, Hawaii... Son of Pita and Audri Olomua... Has three brothers, Brad, Bristol and Max, and three sisters, Karen, Lauren and Salia... Bristol played eight games as a true freshman wide receiver at BYU before transferring to Texas Tech.
DARREYL PATTERSON /// DEFENSIVE BACK
6-0, 165 /// LAWTON, OKLA. (LAWTON HS)
AT LAWTON HS:
Played for the Wolverines under head coach Randy Breeze... Regarded as the top cornerback prospect in the state of Oklahoma by Scout.com and the seventh-best player overall in the state by Rivals.com... Led Lawton to an 11-2 record and a Class 6A-II runner-up finish as he made 21 tackles and two interceptions in limited time on defense... Earned 2014 all-state honors as a defensive back from The Oklahoman while he rushed for 2,071 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to being named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Oklahoma Team... Ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30.
Darreyl Patterson was born August 6, 1995.
ZACH REUTER /// WIDE RECEIVER
6-3, 190 /// COLUMBIA, MO. (ROCK BRIDGE HS)
AT ROCK BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Bruins under head coach A.J. Ofodile... Was a unanimous first team all-state selection by the Missouri Football Coaches' Association (MFCA), while the organization named him to the all-district team... Also selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team... Named the Columbia Daily Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year after hauling in 81 catches for 1,545 yards and 24 touchdowns... His receiving yardage ranked sixth in state history while he finished two touchdowns shy of tying the state record... Totaled 140 receptions in his two-year varsity career and broke school career records for yards (2,317) and touchdowns (33)... Named all-district as a junior... Teammates with current Wildcat kicker Ian Patterson... Also competed in basketball... Originally signed with K-State out of high school in 2014 as he is currently enrolled and will participate in spring practices.
Zachary Cale Reuter (ROOT-er) was born March 14, 1996, in Columbia, Missouri... Son of Nate and Kathy Reuter... Has two siblings, Corey and Logan... Older brother, Corey, signed to play football at Missouri S&T (formerly Missouri-Rolla) in 2012.
DUKE SHELLEY /// DEFENSIVE BACK
5-10, 175 /// TUCKER, GA. (TUCKER HS)
AT TUCKER HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-year letterwinner for the Tigers under head coach Bryan Lamar... Helped lead Tucker to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs... Viewed as the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals.com and ranks 33rd by ESPN... Also named one of the top 250 recruits in the class of 2015 by Rivals... An honorable mention all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2014... Named to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All-Region 2-AAAAAA... Recorded two interceptions and scored three touchdowns on special teams returns as a senior... Also had six picks as a junior... Invited to play in the Florida vs. Georgia High School All-Star Game... Prepped with fellow Wildcat signee Justin Hughes.
YaQuis Bertron Shelley was born October 8, 1996, in DeKalb, Georgia... Son of YaQuis and Cameika Shelley... Has four siblings, Jeremiah, Blessings, Justin and Jessica.
ELIJAH SULLIVAN /// LINEBACKER
6-1, 204 /// TUCKER, GA. (TUCKER HS)
AT TUCKER HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Tigers under head coach Bryan Lamar... Helped lead Tucker to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs... Viewed as the 26th-best outside linebacker nationally by Scout.com and ranks 28th by Rivals.com... Also regarded as the eighth-best outside linebacker in the southern region by Scout.com... An honorable mention all-state selection and All-DeKalb County pick by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2014... Named to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All-Region 2-AAAAAA... Prepped with fellow Wildcat signees Justin Hughes and Duke Shelley.
Elijah Sullivan was born May 13, 1997.
REGGIE WALKER /// DEFENSIVE END
6-3, 232 /// PONCHATOULA, LA. (PONCHATOULA HS)
AT PONCHATOULA HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Green Wave under head coach Hank Tierney... Helped Ponchatoula earn an 11-2 record and a trip to the Louisiana Class 5A State playoffs... Rated the 35th-best outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com and ranks 53rd by ESPN... Recorded 57 tackles, including 10 sacks, as a senior in 2014... An all-state player who was a two-time all-district performer and district MVP as a senior... Also competed in basketball and baseball.
Reginald Ngozi Walker was born April 22, 1996, in Hammond, Louisiana... Son of Terry Walker and the late Robert Walker, Sr... Has two siblings, including a brother, Robert, who played football at Mississippi State.
ISAIAH ZUBER /// WIDE RECEIVER
6-1, 180 /// STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. (STEPHENSON HS)
AT STEPHENSON HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for the Jaguars under head coach Ron Gartrell... Helped lead Stephenson to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the state playoffs... Earned all-region and all-county accolades for his work on special teams while he was named to the sub-region team as a wide receiver... Totaled 879 receiving yards and nine touchdowns during his prep career in addition to 470 yards and six touchdowns as a punt returner and 1,110 yards and nine touchdowns as a kickoff returner.
Willie Isaiah Zuber was born April 15, 1997... Son of Willie Zuber and Monica Gray-Mays... Has three step brothers, Chris, Tim and Darius, and two sisters, Lia and Asia... Cousin, T.J. Stripling, was a linebacker at Georgia from 2011-13.
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