February 8, 2008

Meet The 2008 Blazer Signing Class

Chris Assily
DB, 6-2, 215
Honolulu, HI (Orange Coast CA CC)

Recorded 100 tackles and eight interceptions at Orange Coast…In 2006 he was All-Missions Conference and a member of the California CC All-America team. Averaged 9.3 yards per punt return and 26.3 yards per kick-off return… Sat out last season…Was recruited by Hawaii, San Jose State, Oregon State, Utah, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Minnesota and Louisville.

Anthony Barnes
DE, 6-3, 255
Hazlehurst, MS (Copiah-Lincoln MS CC)

Played a year, sat out a year and played again in 2007…Had 85 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles at Col-Lincoln…Helped lead his team to a second place finish in the MS CC league and a victory in the Sea Island Company Golden Island Bowl in 2007.

Josh Brinson
WR, 6-1, 165
Homestead, FL (South Dade Senior High School)

Limited to seven catches for 186 yards and four touchdowns in a senior season interrupted by injury…Played in the first game and didn't return until the play-offs and helped lead his team to the Region 4 Class 6A semi-finals…Earned All-District 16-6A honors from the Dade News Leader and honorable mention All-Dade County by the Miami Herald…Also lettered in basketball and track.

Rodell Carter
WR, 6-4, 220
Mount Pleasant, SC (Georgia Military College)

Rated a three star recruit by Rivals.com…Sat out last season due to injury and will have three years to play at UAB…As a Freshman at GMA he had 24 catches for 389 yards an average of 16.2 yards per catch and five touchdowns…He earned Region 7AAAA all-star recognition by the Charleston Post and Courier as a Senior at Wondo High and was ranked number 32 or the Fabulous 50 players in South Carolina…He participated in the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl…He chose UAB over Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

Chase Daniel
DB, 6-3, 200
Birmingham, AL (Hoover High School)

Earned four letters four years at Hoover High on a team that went 53-5 and won two state championships…Led team with 80 tackles in 2007….Was selected Honorable Mention All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Nick Davidson
DT, 6-0, 275
Calhoun, GA (Calhoun High School)

UAB's first commitment for 2008…Lettered for four years at Calhoun…Selected by the Chattanooga Free-Press as one of preseason's "Dynamite Dozen"…Also recognized as North Georgia's 2007 Defensive Player of the Year by the Free Press…Also named All-State Honorable mention and second team all area for North Georgia….On the baseball diamond he was first team all-Rome Area and second team all North Georgia

David Decordova
DT, 6-2, 280
Manhattan Beach, CA (El Camino CA CC)

Helped lead his team to the California State Championship in 2006 and the Mission Conference Championship in 2007…In two season he had 48 tackles, 14 TFL, 3.5 sacks, two pass break-ups, one blocked kick, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery that he returned 20 yards…Was named a Scholar-Baller at El Camino.

Mark Ferrell
WR, 6-2, 220
South Boston, VA, (Mississippi Delta JC)

Three of his nine touchdown catches at MS Delta were game winners…Averaged 19.1 yards per catch in 2007 with 31 catches for 602 yards…Second ranked receiver in District 23 of the MS Association Of Community and Junior Colleges as a sophomore…Named First Team AAA Northwest Region by the Washington Post and All-Western Valley District first team by Virginiapreps.com as a Senior at Halifax County High School.

Tyler Fowler
OL 6-6 290
Carnesville, GA (Franklin County High)

Played two years at Franklin County High…Named All Region 8-AAA by Athens Banner-Herald and Region 8 Coaches Poll…PrepStars and Athens Banner-Herald named him Honorable Mention All-Northeast Georgia…Also lettered in track.

Elliott Henigan
DL, 6-4, 240
Atlanta, GA (The Lovett School)

The Lovett School made the play-offs three consecutive years that Henigan played going to the second round in 2005, the semi-finals in 2006 and the AA finals in 2007…Defense allowed only 12.7 points per game in 2007…He had 67 tackles, four sacks, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution CityLife first team.

Andre Hicks
DB, 5-9, 165
Atlanta, GA (The Lovett School)

Hicks starred on offense and defense for the Lovett School…He was named to the 2007 Atlanta-Journal Constitution First Team All State and also named Offensive Player of the Year on the AJC's CityLife team…he had 20 tackles, one forced fumble and three interceptions…On offense he averaged 6.5 yards per carry gaining 851 yards and scored 11 touchdowns…His team made the play-offs the last three years going to the second round in 2005, the semi finals in 2006 and the 2 AA state finals in 2007.

David Isabelle
QB, 6-3, 185
Huntsville, AL (Johnson High)

A real triple threat…As a Senior he passed for 2,181 yards and 15 touchdowns while connecting on 139 - 206 passes, a 67.5% completion rate…On the ground he scored seven times and rushed for 826 yards on 114 carries, an average of 7.2 yards per carry…He punted 23 times and averaged 42 yards per kick…The Huntsville Times named him the MVP of both the Super All-Metro Team and the Huntsville All-City Team…Was named to the 5-A All-State teams by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the Birmingham News…In two years as a starter his record was 20-7.

Aaron Johns
RB, 5-10, 190
Thomasville, AL (Copiah-Lincoln MS CC)

Started his college career at the University of Alabama in 2004 where as a true freshman he gained 200 yards on 53 carries, an average of 3.8 yards per carry and three receptions for 24 yards…At Copiah-Lincoln in 2006 he was the 25th most productive back in JUCO football rushing for 914 yards on 165 carries, an average of 5.5 yards per carry, he scored 24 touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 152 yards…At Thomasville he was named the 4-A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Player of the Year by the Montgomery Advertiser in two seasons he rushed for over 2,750 yards and scored 37 touchdowns, as a senior he had 224 yards receiving and as a junior he snagged three interceptions as a defensive back…He was listed as the # 26 player in the state by SuperPrep Magazine.

Jared Koechner
OL, 6-5, 285
Louisburg, KS (Fort Scott KS, JC)

Anchored an offensive line that allowed only 18.5 sacks for the season…The offense averaged 24.3 points per game, 191.7 yards passing and 167.3 yards rushing…Named Second Team All-Jayhawk League and an Academic All-American…Team finished second in conference at 9-3 and played in the Vally of the Sun Bowl.

Drew Luker
LB, 6-3 180
Sweet Water, AL (Sweet Water High)

Senior Class had a four year record of 56-10 and won three state titles in four years…An All-State DB as a junior and senior…As a safety on defense he had 92 tackles, six interceptions, seven pass break-ups and recovered a fumble his senior year…As the quarterback his senior year he rushed for 452 yards and six touchdowns and threw for 1,092 yards and 12 touchdowns…The holder for field goals and extra points…Selected salutatorian of his senior class…Also plays basketball and baseball.

Patrick Reynolds
DB, 5-9, 175
Dothan, AL (Northview High)

Rarely left the field during a game…As a db he had 19 tackles and one interception…On offense he caught 43 passes for 630 yards, an average of 14.6 yards per catch, he averaged 6.5 yards per carry netting 696 yards on 107 carries and he completed 2-6 passes for 27 yards…As a kick returner he averaged 9.4 yards with 103 yards on 11 punt returns and on kick-offs he had 254 yards on 12 returns for an average of 21.7 yards…He was named Honorable Mention All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Kyle Roget
LB 6-1, 235
Arlington, TX (Tyler TX JC)

Currently enrolled at UAB and will go through spring practice…Began his college career at Louisiana-Monroe but did not play in any games…Started his JUCO career as a fullback rushing 26 times for 104 yards (4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns, he also caught six passes for 42 yards (7 yards per catch) and he was named to the All-SWJCFC First team…Switched to lb as a sophomore and ranked 27th in JUCO ranks in total tackles with 93 and had three sacks on his way to being named All-SWJCFC honorable mention…Finished High School at Arlington Grace Prep where his team were State Champions in 2003 and Runner-Up in 2004 for Division II of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Ryan Roget
OL, 6-3, 285
Arlington, TX (Tyler TX JC)

Currently enrolled and will go through spring practice…Two year starter…Graded out at 85% or higher for each game this year and recorded 25 pancake blocks as a sophomore…Named Honorable Mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference…Originally signed with Louisiana-Monroe but did not play in any games there…Attended Arlington Grace Prep in high school won one Division II State Title and finished second one year in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Dominique Roulach
LB, 6-1, 240
Alexandria, VA (Coffeyville KS CC)

Will have three years of eligibility at UAB…Had 103 tackles in nine games, including games with 19, 17 & 14 tackles…First Team All-Jayhawk Conference…Named to the All-Region VI squad, also ranked the #12 prospect in Region VI…Had 11 tackles for a loss…Was named KJCCC player of the week twice.

Daniel Seahorn
OL, 6-2, 300
Houston, TX (Tyler TX JC)

Currently enrolled and will go through spring practice…Inserted in the starting line-up late in the season due to injuries on the line…Planned a redshirt year in 2007…Attended Jersey Village High in Houston.

Terrell Springs
CB, 5-9, 175
Chester, SC (Chester High)

A burner…A four year starter at Chester High…His team finished second in the state in their division…Ranked as 73rd best cb by Rivals.com…Played in the SCADA North-South All Star Game…Named to several All-Area, All-Region and All-State teams…Senior year produced 58 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and four interceptions…Offensively he had 369 yards on 38 carries (9.7 yards per carry), nine receptions for 171 yards (19 yards per catch) and he averaged 31.4 yards per return on the kick-off team…Region champion in the 100 meters and finished third in the state…Anchored the State Champion 4x100 meters team…Member of wrestling team…Former high school teammate of current Blazer Marquis Coleman.

Lamanski Ware
LB, 6-2, 205
Lanett, AL (Lanett High)

Named Player of the Year by the Valley Times and a three year member of the Time's All-Area Team…All-State tight end as a junior and All-State linebacker as a senior…Senior stats, 96 tackles, four fumbles forced, four fumbles recovered, three sacks, eight tackles for loss, one interception and four blocked punts…On offense, 28 receptions for 461 yards (16.5 yards per catch) and four touchdowns…Team went undefeated in regular season and lost to eventual 2A state champs, Leroy, in overtime…Junior stats, 84 tackles 4 fumbles forced, five fumble recoveries, one interception and one blocked punt…On offense 32 receptions for 441 yards (13.8 yards per catch)…Also a member of the basketball team.

Jarrell Watters
LB, 6-0, 225
Thomasville, AL (Thomasville High)

Led his team in tackles with 107, also recovered two fumbles…Named First Team 4A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Second Team Southwest Alabama All-Region by the Mobile Press Register…Team went 11-3 before losing 28-27 in the 4A State Semi-Finals… Defense only allowed 16.2 points per game…Team lost 28-27 in State Championship Game in 2006…Recorded 128 tackles in 2006.

Kattrell Watters
LB, 6-0, 235
Thomasville, AL (Thomasville High)

Finalist for the 2007 Mr. Football Award in the 4A Lineman category…Alabama Sports Writers Association named him All-State as a junior and senior…Selected second team Southwest All-Region by the Mobile Press Register…Had 105 tackles 2.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception in 2007…His high school team was 21-5 his last two seasons suffering one point losses in the 2006 State Championship and the 2007 State Semi-Finals, both by a score of 28-7…Had 150 tackles as a junior.

Danny White
LB, 6-2, 220
Apopka, FL (Apopka High)

Named defensive MVP of the Central Florida All-Star Game…Had 60 tackles and one interception as a senior…Team went 12-2 and advanced to the Class 6A State Semi-Finals…Defense allowed an average of only 13.4 points per game…A three year starter and former teammate of current Blazer DT Tim Davis.


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