John Black, 6-2, 240, DL (not academically qualified yet)
Redemptorist HS Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Played defensive line for Sid Edwards at Redemptorist HS ... Two-time all-district selection ... Honorable mention all-state ... Recorded 68 tackles and 12 sacks his senior season ... Chose Tech over Southern Mississippi, ULL and other state schools
Alton Bryant, 6-1, 190, WR
Huntington HS * Shreveport, La
High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Tony Pizza at Huntington HS ... Recorded 49 receptions for 742 yards and seven touchdowns his senior season ... Named all-district and all-city ... Chose Tech over Southern Mississippi, ULL and ULM
Robert Burrell, 6-0, 185, Athlete (Not academically qualified yet)
DeQuincy HS * DeQuincy, La
High School: Played defensive back for Coach Chad Lavergne at DeQuincy HS ... Three-time all-district ... Named all-state senior year ... Named one of the Top 10 seniors in southwest Louisiana ... Also played basketball and ran track ... Chose Tech over ULL, ULM, McNeese and Northwestern State
Wendell Crowe, 6-3, 225, DL
Lincoln HS * Dallas, Texas
High School: Played defensive end for Coach Reginald Samples at Lincoln HS ... Recorded 12 sacks, 98 tackles and 23 tackles for loss last season ... Named 1st team all-district and all-area last season ... Named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 ... Chose Tech over North Texas, SMU, UTEP, and TCU
Jeremy Hamilton, 5-11, 205, LB (not academically qualified yet)
Ruston HS * Ruston, La.
High School: Played linebacker for Coach Tommy Reeder at Ruston HS ... Three-time all-district ... Three-time honorable mention all-state ... Street and Smith's Preseason All-American ... Rivals.com No. 20 linebacker in country ... Max Emfinger Blue Chip pick ... Named No. 14 linebacker in country by National Recruiting Service ... Recorded over 100 tackles in both junior and senior seasons and registered 22 sacks during that time ... Chose Tech over Baylor, Texas A&M and Arkansas
Ahmad Harris, 6-0, 175, WR (Spring arrival)
Jones JC * Baton Rouge, La. (University HS)
High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Dennis Lorio at University HS ... Times Picayune Top 20 Blue Chip List ... Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Two-time all-state and all-district ... Junior College: Ranked as the NJCAA No. 8 receiver in the nation ... Recorded 57 catches for 1003 yards and seven touchdowns ... Chose Tech over LSU, Auburn and Miami
Vincent Johnson, 6-7, 320, OL (not academically qualified yet)
Church Points HS * Church Point, La.
High School: Played offensive tackle for Coach Scott Spery at Church Point HS ... Two-time all-district ... Chose Tech over ULL, ULM, Northwestern State and Southern
Freddie King, 5-7, 170, WR (possible spring arrival)
Winnfield HS * Winnfield, La
High School: Played wide receiver for Coach Joey Pender at Winnfield HS ... Recorded over 2,000 all-purpose yards in both his junior and senior seasons ... Four-time all-district (WR, DB, KR) ... Named district co-defensive MVP his junior season and offensive district MVP his senior season ... Three-time all-state selection .. LSWA State Offensive MVP ... Chose Tech over LSU, Tulane, Michigan and Nebraska
Matt Kubik, 6-3, 200, QB
Cardinal Mooney HS * Youngstown, OH
High School: Played quarterback fro Coach P.J. Fecko at Cardinal Mooney HS ... Two-time all-conference and all-district ... Also earned all-state honors his senior season ... Also starred for the basketball team (all-conference twice) ... Rushed fir 2,250 yards and 28 touchdowns while passing for 1,470 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Chose Tech over Rutgers, Navy, Air Force, Army and Bowling Green
Aaron Lips, 6-5, 275, OL
Independence HS * Tickfaw, La.
High School: Played offensive guard for Independence HS ... Also played basketball, baseball and soccer ... Earned all-district honors twice and all-state honors once ... Chose Tech over Texas A&M, Tulane and other state schools
Ricky Maricle, 6-6, 290, OL (possible spring arrival)
Alexandria Senior HS * Alexandria, La.
High School: Played offensive tackle for Coach Butch Stoker at Alexandria Senior HS ... Allowed only two sacks during his senior season ... Named all-district twice and all-central Louisiana twice ... Chose Tech over Tulane, LSU, ULL and ULM
Chris Marshall, 5-11, 220, LB
Hinds CC * Jackson, Miss. (Callaway HS)
High School: Played linebacker for Coach Gary Anderson at Callaway HS ... Earned all-district and all-state honors ... Team MVP ... Also ran track ... Junior College: Played in the Mississippi All-Star game ... Recorded 10 sacks and 112 tackles ... Chose Tech over Middle Tennessee, Marshall, Memphis, ULM and New Mexico
Patrick McMahon, 6-1, 210, QB
St. Josephs HS * Westfield, New Jersey
High School: Led St. Josephs HS to back to back 3A state championships ... Completed 88 of 150 for 1,370 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior season ... Earned all-area, all-county and all-state honors his senior season ... Rated as one of the top 20 drop back quarterbacks in the country by Max Emfinger of Rivals.com ... Chose Tech over Hofstra, Ball State, Massachusetts and South Florida
Michael Montgomery, 6-5, 245, DL (not academically qualified yet)
Center HS * Center, Texas
High School: Played defensive end for Coach Paul Essary at Center HS ... Two-time all-district ... Named District Defensive MVP senior season ... Also earned all-state honors ... Recorded 13 sacks, 97 tackles and two interceptions ... Chose Tech over Baylor, Houston, Texas A&M and New Mexico
Phillip Recio, 6-2 275, OL
White Oak HS * White Oak, Texas
High School: Played offensive tackle for Coach Mark Sartain at Whit Oak HS ... Two-time all-district ... Earned 1st team all-state honors his senior season ... Also 1st team all-East Texas
Shelton Sampson, 5-11, 220, RB (not academically qualified yet)
Redemptorist HS Baton Rouge, La
High School: Played running back for Coach Sid Edwards at Redemptorist HS ... Ran 228 times for 1,820 yards and 27 touchdowns last season ... Rushed for over 4,300 yards during his career ... Named first team all-district three times and all-state twice ... Also named all-metro MVP ... Chose Tech over LSU, Southern Mississippi, Florida and ULL
Byron Santiago, 6-2, 210, DB/OLB (not academically qualified yet)
St. Bernards HS * Violet, La.
High School: Named all-state, all-district and all-region for Head Coach Joe Schiro at St. Bernards HS ... Recorded 170 tackles, 12 sacks, four interceptions and two touchdowns from his linebacker position ... Chose Tech over Tulane, Southern, ULL and ULM
Allyn Sloan, 5-9, 195, Athlete
St. Pius HS * Humble, Texas
High School: Played running back for Coach Robin Kirk at St. Pius HS ... Averaged six yards per carry during his career ... Named all-district in track ... Was regional qualifier in the 100 (10.5) and 4X100 ... Chose Tech over UNLV, Oklahoma State, Missouri and SFA
Jamie Spigener, 6-4, 240, TE
Cleburne HS * Cleburne, Texas
High School: Played tight end for Coach Gary Keithley at Cleburne HS ... Recorded 17 catches for 216 yards an three touchdowns last season ... Also returned 19 kickoffs for a 30.2 yard average ... Earned 1st team all-district and all-county honors ... Named to Ft. Worth Star Telegram All-Area Top 75 ... Chose Tech over Purdue, Vanderbilt, TCU, SMU, UTEP and Texas Tech
Marcus Stewart, 6-3, 280, OL
Denham Springs HS * Denham Springs, La.
High School: Played offensive guard for Coach Nolan Gill at Denham Springs HS ... Also lettered for three years on track team ... Earned all-district honors twice and all-metro honors once ... Chose Tech over Southern Mississippi, Tulane and other state schools.
Brian Thomas, 6-1, 195, Athlete (not academically qualified yet)
Abramson HS New Orleans, La.
High School: Played quarterback for Abramson HS and Coach Titus ... Earned all-district and honorable mention all-state honors ... Rushed for 697 yards on 87 carries and passed for 927 yards and six touchdowns while completing 74 of 140 passes ... Chose Tech over Mississippi State, SMU, Tulane and Southern Mississippi
M.T. Tyeskie, 5-11, 210, Athlete
Lincoln HS Dallas, Texas
High School: Played quarterback for Coach Reginald Samples at Lincoln HS ... Completed 51 of 81 passes for 868 yards and nine touchdowns in 1999 ... Also rushed 68 times for 724 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Missed 2000 with torn ACL ... Named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 and Rivals.com Top 100 in Texas ... Chose Tech over TCU, MSU, California and North Texas
Delone Williams, 6-1, 170, DB
McMain HS * New Orleans, La.
High School: Played defensive back and wide receiver for Coach Sam Hill at McMain HS ... Recorded five interceptions and 40 tackles last season ... Also recorded 39 receptions for 845 yards and seven touchdowns ... Earned all-district honors ... Chose Tech over Southern, Tulane and Southern Mississippi
Quarvay Winbush, 6-5, 220, DL (not academically qualified yet)
Tara HS Baton * Rouge, La.
High School: Played defensive end for Coach David Prescot and Tara HS ... Also played basketball and lettered in track ... Earned 2nd team all-district honors last season ... Recorded 20 tackles and two sacks ... Chose Tech over other state schools.
Spencer Young, 6-3, 260, DL
Hudson Valley CC * Troy, NY
Junior College: Recorded 17 sacks and 55 tackles in two seasons at Hudson Valley CC under Coach Bob Jojo ... Also registered 14 QB pressures and three forced fumbles last season ... Two-time All-Conference and honorable mention All-American ... Chose Tech over Marshall, Syracuse, Temple and Rutgers.