Charlie Strong's 2012 Recruiting Class

Charlie Strong's 2012 Recruiting Class

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Louisville coach Charlie Strong reacts to a call during the first half of the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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by Debbie Harbsmeier

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 1 at 4:08 PM

LOUISVILLE
2012 FOOTBALL
LOUISVILLE RECRUITING CLASS


Sid Anvoots OL 6-2 285 Indianapolis, Ind. (Bishop Chatard)
Joshua Appleby K 6-3 230 Athens, Ala. (East Limestone)
Lamar Atkins LB 5-11 210 Miami Fla. (Miami Norland)
Hunter Bowles TE 6-6 245 Glasgow, Ky. (Glasgow)
DeAngelo Brown DT 6-0 310 Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Christian Prep)
Keith Brown LB 6-1 225 Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland)
James Burgess Jr. LB 6-0 200 Homestead, Fla. (Homestead Senior)
Gerald Christian TE 6-3 240 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (William T. Dwyer/Florida)
Robert Clark WR 5-8 185 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (William T. Dwyer/Florida)
Nick Dawson LB 6-3 228 Charlotte, N.C. (Phillip O Berry Academy of Tech)
Abraham Garcia OL 6-5 345 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University)
Will Gardner QB 6-5 200 Douglas, Ga. (Coffee County)
DeAndre Herron OL 6-5 340 Avon, Ind. (Avon)
Gerod Holliman DB 6-0 185 Miami, Fla. (Southridge/Milford)
Kevin Houchins DB 5-11 175 South Euclid, Ohio (Brush)
Ryan Hubbell TE 6-5 235 Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western)
Larry Jefferson DE 6-4 220 College Park, Ga. (Banneker)
T.C. Klusman OL 6-3 270 Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder)
Joe Manley OL 6-6 335 Bowling Green, Ohio (Bowling Green)
Devontre Parnell DB 5-11 163 Winnsboro, S.C. (Fairfifi eld Central)
Brandon Radcliff RB 5-9 220 Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland)
Sheldon Rankins DL 6-2 280 Covington, Ga. (Eastside)
Pedro Sibiea DT 6-3 275 Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Brandon Snell DB 5-11 170 Miami Gardens, Fla. (Carol City)
2012 University of Louisville Recruiting Class
SID ANVOOTS
OL• 6-2 • 285 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Bishop Chatard High School
Played for Vince Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School...
played offensive tackle... was one of the fi rst commitments
to the Cardinals... rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com
and Rivals.com... ranked as the 20th-best player in the state
of Indiana and 14th by ESPN.com... tabbed as the 17th-best
center in the country... rated 53rd on the offensive line by
Scout.com... will look to add depth at center position at next
level… stable member of the offensive line that blocked
for an offense, which scored 521 points en route to a 13-2
mark… member of IHSAA 3A state championship team in
2010 and 2011… Lemming top-player award winner… great
run blocker who has great hands… has the ability and size
to make a big impact… has been recorded at 335 pounds in
the bench press and 435 in the squat… chose Louisville over
Indiana, Iowa, Purdue and Wisconsin.
JOSHUA APPLEBY
K• 6-3 • 230 •Athens, Ala.
East Limestone High School
Played for Jeff Pugh at East Limestone High School... rated
two-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... has been
mentored by Mike McCabe of One-On-One Kicking and former
NFL kicker/punter Craig Hentrich... fi ve-star prospect
by Kohl’s Kicking… selected to the play in the sixth annual
Offense-Defense All-America Game at Cowboys Stadium...
attended the Kohl’s Spring National Showcase at the University
of Alabama in 2010 and won the kickoff competition...
rated as the 38th kicker and the eighth punter by the Kohl’s
Professional Kick Camp... ranked as the 13th-best kicker
by Rivals.com... selected second team All-State by Andrew
Bone of Scout.com... originally a soccer standout who started
kicking in high school… also attended the Alabama Specialty
Camp, Mississippi State Kicking Camp, Huntsville High
School Big Red Football Camp, Shoals Kicking Camp and
ProKicker Camp at Montgomery Bell Academy... booted 71
percent of kickoffs into the end zone as a junior... made 6-of-
9 fi eld goals with a long of 44 yards... averaged 35.0 yards
on 18 punts, including a long of 52 yards... also played tight
end... chose Louisville over Kentucky.
LAMAR ATKINS
LB• 5-11 • 210 •Miami, Fla.
Miami Norland
Played for Daryle Heidelburg at Miami Norland High
School... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.
com... brother of fellow signee Keith Brown... an attack style,
stand-up end with the ability to rush from depth or drop
into coverage... has great athletic ability but needs to bulk
up... can cover from sideline-to-sideline and is effective in
reading the run... ranked 131st at linebacker by ESPN.com...
rated as the 276th-best prospect in Florida by ESPN.com...
helped lead Norland to a perfect 15-0 record and Class 5A
Florida state championship as a senior... added over 60 tackles
as a senior... chose Louisville over Illinois.
HUNTER BOWLES
TE• 6-6 • 245 •Glasgow, Ky.
Glasgow High School
Played for Rick Wood at Glasgow High School... played on
both sides of the ball as a senior... selected as team captain...
played tight end and defensive end... been timed at 4.8 in
the 40-yard dash... was selected the District Player of the
Year... voted fi rst team All-State... guided team to a 2A state
runner-up fi nish after losing to Covington Holy Cross during
senior season... guided team to a 14-1 mark and was selected
as an All-Star in the Battle of the Bluegrass... also saw
action on the defensive line... had 46 solo tackles and led
the Scotties with eight sacks... also recorded two interceptions
and two fumble recoveries... Glasgow allowed only
127 points in 15 games... recorded 20 catches for 346 yards
and three touchdowns as a senior... fi nished career with 70
catches for 1,018 yards and 13 touchdowns... physical tight
end and good blocker... three-sport athlete, playing football,
basketball and baseball... caught 23 passes for 350 yards and
six touchdowns as a junior... Bowles’ dad played baseball at
Kentucky... also a standout on the basketball court... chose
Louisville over Kentucky and Marshall.
DEANGELO BROWN
DT• 6-0• 310 •Savannah, Ga.
Savannah Christian Prep
Played for Donald Chumley at Savannah Christian Prep...
three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com… has good
size and quickness… was voted as one of the team captains…
three-time All-Conference selection... registered 85
tackles, 26 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and 12 sacks
as a senior... credited with 10 pancake blocks on the offensive
line... named the Georgia Class A All-State Defensive
Player of the Year... was voted the All-Savannah Defensive
Player of the Year... three-time All-Region selection... member
of 2011 GHSA Class A state championship team after
fi nishing as state runners-up as a junior and sophomore…
team fi nished with perfect 15-0 record… part of a stifl ing
2012 University of Louisville Recruiting Class
defense, which only surrendered 84 points… Raider defense
only allowed 41 yards of total offense in the state championship
game… made verbal commitment right after championship
game… 93rd-best defensive tackle by Scout.com…
played in state championship game in three consecutive
seasons… had been recorded benching 420 pounds and has
been clocked at 4.9 seconds in the shuttle run… chose Louisville
over Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and USF.
KEITH BROWN
LB• 6-1• 225 •Miami, Fla.
Miami Norland
Enrolled at Louisville in January... played for Daryle Heidelburg
at Miami Norland High School... rated a four-star
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... received over 30 offers
from BCS schools... originally committed to Miami and
Illinois... selected as a U.S. Army All-American... named to
Super 75 by Times-Union... excels at taking on blocks, shedding
them and tackling the runner... participated in the Under
Armour Combine in Orlando... voted to the 5A fi rst team
All-State squad... selected fi rst team All-Dade County... rated
by Rivals.com as the seventh-best inside linebacker prospect
in the country... ranked by Rivals as the 25th-best player
in the state of Florida and 133rd in the nation... selected
to the Rivals250 squad... ranked as the seventh-best outside
linebacker by Scout.com... led Norland to a perfect 15-0 record
and Class 5A Florida State championship this season...
could play multiple positions in college... recorded 113 tackles,
fi ve sacks and returned an interception for touchdown
as a senior... fi nished with 142 tackles and four sacks as a
junior... added over 100 tackles for the second straight year
to go along with two sacks and a touchdown while leading
Norland to an undefeated year and a state championship…
defense shutout Crawfordville Wakulla in Class 5A state
championship 38-0 while only allowing 58 yards of total offense...
owns 4.5 speed... rated the fourth-best linebacker in
the state of Florida and the 34th-best overall prospect in the
state by SunStateFootball.com... chose Louisville over Clemson,
Florida State, Georgia, Illinois and Miami (Fla.).
JAMES BURGESS, JR.
LB• 6-0• 200 •Homestead, Fla.
Homestead Senior
Enrolled at Louisville in January... will be able to compete
in spring practice... played for Bobby McCray at Homestead
Senior High School... was a high school All-American... rated
a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... also
ranked a four-star prospect by ESPN.com... Lemming top
player selection at both inside and outside linebacker positions...
played in only two games after breaking hand and
missed the rest of the season... recorded 30 tackles in those
two games with an interception return for a touchdown...
voted team captain and defensive captain at the All-American
game... selected to play in Semper Fidelis All-American
Bowl... participated in the Badger Elite Camp... earned third
team All-Dade County accolades as a sophomore and junior...
named the Most Valuable Player on defense... played
sophomore season at South Dade High School... father
played football at the University of Miami... chose Louisville
over Miami (Fla.), LSU, Florida, North Carolina, Cincinnati,
Illinois, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Pitt, Rutgers, Wake Forest and
West Virginia.
GERALD CHRISTIAN
TE• 6-3 • 240• Palm City Gardens, Fla.
William T. Dwyer High School/Florida
Enrolled in January... transfer from the University of Florida...
saw action in eight games as a Gator… enrolled at UF
in January of 2010...dressed in all 13 of Florida’s games…
played in eight games as a Gator… played in Florida’s
games versus Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina,
Appalachian State and Florida State… played on the
fi eld goal unit and in goal-line packages… saw action for the
fi rst time as a Gator in the season opener and had fi rst road
action at Tennessee.
William T. Dwyer High School: Coached by Jack Daniels...
rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 2 tight
end in the country... participant in the 2010 U.S. Army All-
American Bowl in San Antonio... named to the Top 150
Dream Team by PrepStar Magazine... helped lead Dwyer
to the Florida Class 4A State Title in 2009 with a 14-1 record...
recorded 367 receiving yards on 21 catches and three
touchdowns as a senior... totaled over 170 tackles his fi nal
two years at Dwyer... named to 2008 All-Area First Team
... chose Florida over Miami, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and
Florida State.
ROBERT CLARK
WR • 5-8 • 185 • Palm City Gardens, Fla.
William T. Dwyer High School/Florida
Enrolled in January... transfer from Florida... had seven
catches for 69 yards in his career with the Gators... saw action
in 11 games (missed Georgia and Vanderbilt with a right
ankle sprain) with catches vs. Penn State, Florida State, Mississippi
State, Kentucky, Tennessee and USF… recorded one
reception in the Outback Bowl against Penn State… scored
fi rst career touchdown against Florida State, a career-long
20-yard reception from John Brantley on the opening drive
of the game... caught two passes for 21 yards against Mississippi
State, including a 14-yard reception for a fi rst down...
recorded a four-yard reception against Kentucky… tallied
an eight-yard reception against Tennessee, which put the
Gators in the red zone… recorded one reception against USF
for a career-high 15 yards… made collegiate debut against
Miami… became fi rst freshman to have the stripe from his
helmet removed at preseason camp... enrolled at UF in Janu2012
University of Louisville Recruiting Class
ary of 2010.
William T. Dwyer High School: Coached by Jack Daniels...
rated a three-star wide receiver by Rivals.com and a threestar
cornerback by Scout.com... had 30 catches for 664 yards
and nine touchdowns as a senior as Dwyer fi nished with a
14-1 record and won the Florida Class 4A state title... had
one rushing touchdown, one receiving touchdown and an
interception in the 4A State Championship game against
Niceville... named All-Area fi rst-team in 2008 after recording
50 tackles and four interceptions... chose Florida over
Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, South Florida, Vanderbilt,
West Virginia and Wisconsin.
NICK DAWSON
LB• 6-3• 228 •Charlotte, N.C.
Phillip O Berry Academy of Tech
Played for Andrew Howard at Phillip O. Berry Academy of
Technology... rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and
Scout.com... ranked 89th on the Rivals.com Top100 list...
rated the second-best inside linebacker prospect by Rivals.
com... rated the 13th-best outside linebacker prospect by
Scout... ranked the 10th-best outside linebacker prospect by
MaxPreps... voted an Army All-American... selected to play
in the Army All-American game... originally committed to
the Cardinals at the All-American game... led team to 11-3
fi nish as a senior… named to the North Carolina all-state
high school football team by the Associated Press... named
All-Queen City... credited with 126 tackles, 12 sacks, eight
forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 11 games as a
senior... recorded 113 tackles, including 14 for a loss, and
fi ve sacks as a junior... forced six fumbles and recorded an
interception... credited with 125 tackles and six interceptions,
returning three for touchdowns as a sophomore... held
offers from Clemson, Illinois, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), North
Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
ABRAHAM GARCIA
OL• 6-5• 345•Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
University
Played for Roger Harriott at University High School in Fort
Lauderdale... four-star prospect by ESPN.com… three-star
recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com… rated as the 27th-best
offensive guard by ESPN and 34th by Scout.com… on Tom
Lemming’s list of top offensive tackles on MaxPreps.com…
named fi rst team All-State… named fi rst team Sun-Sentinel
All-County… voted to the public vs. private All-Star game...
gave up only one sack as a starter at offensive tackle... voted
team captain during the playoffs... selected to the 2009
Sun-Sentinel All-Broward Class 3A-1A honorable mention
team… did not start playing football until high school due
to size… played on the South Florida Express travel football
team with current Cardinal Teddy Bridgewater… can play
both tackle and guard… attended the Miami Nike Camp…
chose Louisville over Auburn, Florida, LSU, Marshall, South
Florida and Wisconsin.
WILL GARDNER
QB • 6-5• 200•Douglas, Ga.
Coffee County
Played for Ken Eldridge at Coffee High School... three-star
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… rated as the 29thbest
pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com... ranked 47th by
Scout.com… the top-rated quarterback prospect in Class 5
A... has good release on throws and has the ability to scramble
out of the pocket… consistent play helped stabilize offense
at Coffee High School... ruptured ACL in victory over
Brunswick and missed entire senior season… considered
one of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Georgia
by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution... three-year starter…
second Coffee High School football player to attend U of
L, joining Adrian Grady… led Coffee County to the state
playoffs as a junior… threw for nearly 1,400 yards and 14
touchdowns as a junior... ran multiple offensive formations
including the Wing-T, Option and Spread offenses...
Lemming Top Combo Passer honoree… has good accuracy
but can improve arm strength for better control of deep
throws… chose Louisville over Alabama, Coastal Carolina
and Mississippi State.
DEANDRE HERRON
OL• 6-5• 340•Avon, Ind.
Avon
Played for Mark Bless at Avon High School... three-star
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… switched to offensive
line after starting high school career on the defensive
line… has good hands, which helped make an immediate
impact in run blocking after moving over to the offensive
line… has good size to move defenders backwards… on
Lemming’s list of top offensive linemen… named fi rst team
All-State by the Associated Press... fi rst team All-Conference
selection and All-County honoree... named to the Indiana
Super Team and the Coaches Poll All-State team... voted the
team Most Valuable Player... recorded 32 pancake blocks
and an 82 percent blocking grade... selected to the Indiana
Top 25 team... chose Louisville over Arkansas State, Buffalo,
Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, South Alabama, Southern
Miss, Toledo and Western Michigan.
2012 University of Louisville Recruiting Class
GEROD HOLLIMAN
DB• 6-0• 185•Miami, Fla.
Southridge
Safety prospect who seems to always be around the ball...
great at diagnosing the run plays versus passes... quick to
come up and hit a running back... originally committed to
Ole Miss... played for Patrick Burrows at Southridge High
School... ranks as one of the hardest hitters in the state of
Florida... ranked 49th on ESPN’s Top 150 and the thirdranked
safety... rated by 24/7 Sports as the 107th-best prospect,
the sixth-best safety and the 21st-ranked player in
Florida... considered a four-star recruit and the No. 4 safety
in the class of 2011 according to Rivals.com.... ranked a fourstar
prospect and the No. 10 safety by Scout.com...ranked
193rd on Tom Lemming’s list... selected to play in the U.S.
Army All-American Bowl... member of the BadgerSport
Elite 7-on-7 national championship team... led Dade County
with 12 interceptions during senior season, returning fi ve
for touchdowns... recorded an 80-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown, a 38-yard interception return for a score, caught
six passes for 78 yards and rushed six times for 118 yards,
including a 70-yard touchdown run against Coral Reef...
registered 80 tackles, four picks, six sacks and two defensive
touchdowns as a junior... also recorded 25 tackles for loss as
a defensive back... also offered a scholarship by Cincinnati,
Ole Miss, Miami, West Virginia, Kansas State, Florida International,
Tennessee, USF, Nebraska, Minnesota, Maryland
and Marshall.
KEVIN HOUCHINS
DB • 5-11 •175• South Euclid, Ohio
Brush
Played for Rob Atwood at Brush High School... three-star
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… committed over
the summer… 59th-ranked cornerback by Scout.com…
ranked as the 43rd-best recruit in Ohio by 24/7 Sports...
missed most of senior season after tearing ACL... played
free safety and wide receiver for the Arcs... recorded 22
tackles and fi ve pass break-ups... returned a kick 95 yards
for a touchdown... run-stopping cornerback who is good in
one-on-one coverage situations… has well-rounded ability
and has good versatility… two-year starter on defense... had
50 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and one
defensive touchdown on defense as a junior while hauling
in 14 passes for 171 yards… averaged 18 yards per punt return
as a junior, including a 92-yard touchdown return…
attended U-19 USA National Team trials in Austin, Texas…
member of the Ohio Varsity Mid-Season Top 40… rated as
the 16th-best player in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer…
ran a 10.9 in the 100-meter dash as a sophomore... chose
Louisville over Cincinnati, Akron, Central Michigan, Eastern
Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.
RYAN HUBBELL
TE• 6-5• 235•Council Bluffs, Iowa
Iowa Western
Enrolled at Louisville in January... two-star junior college
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… played for Scott
Strohmeier at Iowa Western Community College… enrolled
in January… totaled 16 catches for 250 yards, three touchdowns
at Iowa Western... named second team All-Midwest
conference... ranked as the No. 3 junior college tight end
in the country... was voted team captain as a sophomore...
guided Iowa Western to a No. 7 ranking in the nation...
caught 12 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in six
games… caught four passes for 25 yards as a freshman at
Iowa Western… selected fi rst team Academic All-Region...
prepped at Marion (Iowa) High School … chose Louisville
over FIU, Kansas State and Northern Illinois.
LARRY JEFFERSON
DE • 6-4• 220•College Park, Ga.
Banneker
Played for Edward Gosa at Banneker High School... has a
variety of pass rush moves… has a great fi rst step to get to
the quarterback… Lemming top player selection at defensive
end… versatile player who can also play tight end or
linebacker… has family who live in Louisville area… committed
to the Cardinals back in April… selected fi rst team
All-State... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.
com... 36th-best weakside defensive end and 41st-best prospect
in Georgia by Rivals.com… recorded more than 400
receiving yards and 13 sacks... selected fi rst-team All-State
honors at tight end by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution...
ranked 39th at outside linebacker by Scout.com… attended
Nike Camp in Athens, Ga.… caught 15 passes for 300 yards
and a pair two touchdowns as a junior, while adding 64
tackles with six sacks and two safeties on defense... standout
on the basketball court... ran the 200-meter and 400-meter
events in track... chose Louisville over Auburn, Georgia,
North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
T.C. KLUSMAN
OL • 6-3• 270•Cincinnati, Ohio
Elder
Played for Doug Ramsey at Cincinnati Elder High School...
ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and two-star recruit
by Scout.com… rated as the 46th-best prospect in Ohio
and 66th-best offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com…
ranked 151st at offensive guard by Scout.com… 26th-best
prospect in Ohio by ESPN.com… selected fi rst team All-Conference
as a senior and second team as a junior... voted the
squad’s best lineman by the team during senior campaign...
voted team captain... named a second GCL All-Star... voted
the WieFit Athlete of the Month... effi cient tackle with good
technique… dominated high school opponents but needs to
2012 University of Louisville Recruiting Class
add size to compete at next level… committed to Louisville
in June… chose Louisville over NC State and Pittsburgh.
JOE MANLEY
OL • 6-6• 335•Bowling Green, Ky.
Bowling Green
Played for Kevin Wallace at Bowling Green High School…
ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and two-star recruit
by Scout.com… ranked as the seventh-best prospect in
Kentucky by Rivals.com… started playing football in third
grade… invited to attend the Army All-American combine
in Texas… named fi rst-team All-State by the Associated
Press... selected to the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game...
team’s offense rushed for over 2,200 yards and threw for
over 1,500 in 2010… attended Louisville’s Junior Day in
2011… Tom Lemming nominee as one of the top offensive
tackles… team won the KHSAA 5A state championship in
2011 defeating Anderson County 55-3… has superior upper
body strength… has good size and athleticism… chose
Louisville over Illinois, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Western
Kentucky.
DEVONTRE PARNELL
CB• 5-11• 165•Winnsboro, S.C.
Fairfi eld Central
Played for Demetruis Davis at Fairfi eld Central... ranked a
four-star prospect by ESPN.com… three-star recruit by Rivals.
com and Scout.com… ninth-best collegiate prospect in
South Carolina by ESPN.com… ranked as the 30th-best cornerback
by Rivals.com and the 13th-best prospect in South
Carolina… fast and explosive on the corner who is very
productive… very instinctive with great awareness… aggressive
corner who can be very physical… has great speed
and can attack the football in the air… also solid at returning
punts and kickoffs… made Tom Lemming’s list as one of the
top cornerbacks in the nation… chose Louisville over East
Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Toledo,
Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
BRANDON RADCLIFF
RB• 5-9• 220•Miami, Fla.
Columbus
Three-start prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… ranked
31st by ESPN and 106th by Scout.com… named third-team
All-State by The Miami Herald… played for Chris Merritt at
Columbus High School in Miami… team won the regional
and district championships in 2011… very physical, bruising
running back… compact runner who thrives between
the tackles… carried 49 times for 473 yards and nine touchdowns
as a junior… battled injuries in 2010, but is considered
one of the hardest running backs to tackle in the state…
committed on Jan. 16… chose Louisville over Central Michigan,
Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Michigan State, Utah State
and Vanderbilt.
SHELDON RANKINS
DE• 6-2• 280•Covington, Ga.
Eastside
Played for Rick Hurst at Eastside High School... three-star
prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… ranked as the 32ndbest
strong side defensive end and 43rd-best player in Georgia
by Rivals.com… recorded 105 tackles, 32 tackles for loss
and 25 sacks over last two seasons... also forced four fumbles,
recorded three interceptions and blocked two kicks...
missed part of senior campaign with injury… recorded 50
tackles, 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a senior in eight
games… added 55 tackles and 15 sacks as a junior … picked
as a team captain for a number of games... selected as the
Atlanta Touchdown Club Lineman of the Week Honorable
Mention All-Region in 2009… two-time second team All-
State selection… two-time All-Region and All-County selection...
participated in the Junior Bowl in 2011… attended the
2011 Orange and White game in Death Valley… Lemming
top defensive end selection… chose Louisville over Arkansas
State, Boston College, Duke, Florida Atlantic,
Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska,
North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Florida, Stanford,
Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
2012 University of Louisville Recruiting Class
PEDRO SIBIEA
DT• 6-3• 275•Homestead, Fla.
Homestead
Played for Bobby McCray at Homestead High School...
three-star prospect by Rivals.com and two-star by Scout.
com… ranked 173rd by Scout.com… joins teammate James
Burgess… participated in Friday Night Lights… very athletic
and has good body control… has good speed to beat
offensive linemen in one-on-one situations… Lemming
selection as a top defensive tackle… chose Louisville over
Kentucky, Cincinnati, Florida, Minnesota and UAB.
BRANDON SNELL
DB• 5-11• 170•Miami Gardens, Fla.
Carol City
Played for Harold Barnwell at Carol City High School...
three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com… 17thbest
recruit in Dade County by the Miami Herald… ranked
91st at wide receiver by Scout.com and 96th by Rivals.com…
one of ESPN’s top 100 prospects in Florida… transferred to
Carol City after starting high school career at Norland…
2010 South Florida Express standout… attended the IMG
Madded Football Academy 7-on-7 tournament in Bradenton,
Fla.… caught 10 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns
to lead team to a 38-14 road win at Naples Barron
Collier in the 2011 season… played in the 3A state fi nal as a
junior… had 45 receptions for 640 yards and 10 touchdowns
as a junior… Teddy Bridgewater’s cousin… productive receiver
who needs to add more quickness… Lemming selection
as a top wide receiver… has good hands and catches everything
thrown his way… committed back in May… chose
Louisville over Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Rutgers.

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