Football Signee Bios
Feb. 1, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -
* indicates members of this year's recruiting class who have already enrolled at Maryland and will participate in spring.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Hyde Leadership School in Hamden, Conn. ... played defensive end all four years and started at that spot and offensive tackle his last two years ... recorded 70 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery his senior season ... had 50 tackles, 4.5 sacks while blocking two PATs and one punt as a junior ... team rushed for 7,400 yards his last two years ... first team all-state and New Haven-area most valuable player by the New Haven Register ... Class "S" all-state pick as a junior and senior ... a PrepStar All-American ... the No. 1-ranked player in the state of Connecticut and the 17th-ranked offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com ... the 19th-ranked OT in the nation by SuperPrep ... team went 24-0, winning two Class "S" state championships in his final two seasons ... lettered three years in basketball and in track (shot put) ... also recruited by Virginia, Nebraska and Michigan State ... high school coach was John Aquavita.
Personal: Bruce Campbell Jr. was born May 25, 1988 ... son of Bruce and Rita Campbell ... father was an area high school legend in basketball who ultimately starred at Providence College in the '70s and is in that school's athletics Hall of Fame ... planned major is criminal justice.
High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner at Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Mich. ... played wide receiver, safety, cornerback and started one game at running back ... finished his senior season with 57 receptions for 802 yards and nine touchdowns ... also returned one kickoff 90 yards for a TD ... in only game at tailback, ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns ... recorded two interceptions as a defensive back ... finished his four years as the all-time leading receiver at AHS ... first team all-state by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and the Associated Press ... all-area, all-county and all-league as a junior and senior ... chosen as the No. 4 "blue chip" prospect in the state by the Detroit News ... a PrepStar All-American ... an all-region pick by SuperPrep ... lettered three seasons in basketball ... also recruited by Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa State and NC State ... high school coach was Steven Deutsch.
Personal: Adrian Cannon was born August 12, 1988 ... son of Julious and Shirla Cannon.
Prep: Spent 2005 at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. ... played inside and outside linebacker, starting all 11 games ... recorded 110 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and 10 tackles for loss ... coach at Fork Union was John Shuman.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at Evangel Christian High School in Lakeland, Fla. ... primarily played linebacker and tight end ... recorded 110 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery (returned for a TD) his senior year ... posted 110 tackles (63 solo) as a junior ... first team all-state (1A) ... an all-county selection ... an All-Southeast region pick by PrepStar ... an All-Dixie region selection by SuperPrep ... helped lead team to a 10-3 record and a regional championship appearance ... a good athlete who also lettered three years in track and field, two years in basketball and one in baseball ... reportedly ran in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash as a prep ... was also recruited by Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama ... high school coach was Brian Davis.
Personal: Christopher Clinton was born September 22, 1985 ... son of Nadine Clinton ... planning on majoring in business.
High School: A three-year starter and letterwinner at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo. ... attended Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey his sophomore year ... was teammates at Bergen Catholic with current Terp Isaiah Williams ... played center, defensive line and fullback in short yardage situations ... though primarily an offensive lineman, rushed for 160 yards and two TDs as a senior ... first team all-state by the Denver Post as a junior and senior ... an All-Colorado selection (all classifications) ... all-league and all-county ... team captain who was also a PrepStar All-Region pick ... the 14th-best player in the state of Colorado according to Rivals.com ... earned his team's Gold Helmet Award, the annual honor to the team's top student-athlete ... timed at 4.9 in the 40-yard dash with a 375-pound bench and 675-pound squat ... also recruited by Purdue, Clemson, San Diego State and Colorado ... high school coach was Tom McCartney (son of Bill McCartney).
Personal: Evan Eastburn was born November 11, 1987 ... son of Greg and Terri Eastburn ... is the first known Terp gridder from the state of Colorado.
High School: A three-year starter and letterwinner at Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Md. ... played H-back and defensive end ... posted 33 receptions for 552 yards (16.7 avg.) and six touchdowns his senior year ... also recorded 42 tackles, seven sacks, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup ... averaged 23.6 yards per kick return with one TD ... caught six passes for 125 yards and a TD in the WCAC finals ... had 25 receptions for 362 yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... an all-state selection ... first team All-Metro by the Washington Post and the Pigskin Club ... first team All-WCAC and all-county ... named to George Michael's Golden 11 team ... the 30th-ranked wide receiver in the nation and seventh-ranked player overall in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com .... the No. 21 receiver in the nation by ESPN.com ... a PrepStar All-American ... team was 19-5 his last two years, losing in the WCAC finals both years ... also an all-league selection in basketball ... recruited by Virginia Tech, Georgia, Miami, Penn State and Oklahoma, to name a few ... played with current Terps Tommy and Deege Galt in high school ... high school coach was Bob Milloy.
Personal: Drew Gloster was born August 10, 1988 ... son of Terry and Jocelyn Gloster ... father is a Montgomery County police officer ... grandfather, Sandy Stephens, was an All-American quarterback -- the first in school history -- who led Minnesota to the Rose Bowl in 1960 and 1961 while finishing fourth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy in '61.
Prep: Spent the 2005 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... on a talent-rich team, rushed 21 times for 151 yards (7.2 avg.) with one touchdown ... coach at Hargrave was Robert Prunty.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at Lackey High School in White Plains, Md. ... one of the region's leading rushers from 2002-04 ... finished his career fifth on the state's all-time rushing list with 5,133 yards ... rushed 209 times for 1,363 yards with 23 touchdowns as a senior despite missing six games with a hamstring injury ... season-best effort came in the opener when he ran for 220 yards on 23 carries with six touchdowns ... top season as a prep was 2003 when he ran for 2,630 yards on 360 carries with 26 TDs ... rushed for over 1,200 yards as a sophomore ... was Big School second team all-state and first team All-SMAC as a senior ... a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American ... rated as the 14th-best RB prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... the sixth-rated player (regardless of position) in the state and 12th-rated tailback nationally by Rivals.com ... consensus first team all-state and All-Met (Washington Post) as a junior ... also a member of George Michael's Golden 11 team that season and conference MVP ... rated by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming as the No. 8 prep fullback in the nation ... team went 13-1 his senior year, falling in the state 3A title game (he rushed for 127 yards and a TD in the game) ... timed at 4.53 in the 40-yard dash at the Elite Combine in East Rutherford, N.J. ... an early commit who was also recruited by Virginia, Penn State, NC State, Florida and Boston College ... high school coach was Scott Chadwick.
Personal: Morgan Green was born March 7, 1987 ... son of James and Denise Green ... aunt and uncle are both Maryland graduates ... plans to major in criminal justice.
High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner at University High School in Morgantown, W.Va. ... played linebacker, tailback and defensive end in his tenure ... had an outstanding senior season, finishing with 1,307 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns to go along with 161 tackles, two sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries ... had nearly 1,000 yards rushing and over 100 tackles as a junior ... posted 224 yards rushing with a touchdown in a playoff game as a junior ... a first team all-state pick as a junior and senior ... was second team all-state as a defensive lineman as a sophomore ... conference player of the year ... the 12th-ranked inside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... a PrepStar All-American ... ranked the second-best player in the state of West Virginia by Rivals.com ... also lettered one year in wrestling ... spent most seasons weight training ... posted a 625-pound squat as a prep ... was also recruited by Stanford, NC State, Iowa and West Virginia ... high school coach was John Kelley.
Personal: Cory Jackson was born March 12, 1988 ... son of Terrence and Melissa Jackson ... comes from a very athletic family (four brothers, one sister) ... brother, Todd, played football at West Virginia ... brother, Drew, was a junior college All-American in baseball who was ultimately drafted ... father played football and baseball at Yale ... an avid reader who carried nearly a 4.0 grade point average in high school.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and one-year starter at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. ... played cornerback and wide receiver in high school ... recorded 32 tackles, four pass breakups, an interception, two forced fumbles and two blocks (one kick, one punt) his senior season ... named his school's special teams player of the year as a junior and senior ... honorable mention all-county by the Montgomery County Coaches Association and the Gazette newspapers ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... a three-year letterwinner in track ... finished third in state with a time of 22.32 in the 200 meters as a junior ... signed with Maryland prior to his senior year ... high school coach was Randy Trivers.
Personal: Brandon Jackson-Mills was born March 10, 1988 ... son of Jackie Jackson and Tommy Mills.
High School: A three-year starter and letterwinner at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. ... did it all for the Indians, playing wide receiver, defensive back, returning punts and kicks ... finished his senior season with 46 receptions for 796 yards and five touchdowns ... an honorable mention All-Met pick by the Washington Post ... an all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named to the D.C. Coaches' all-star team ... an honorable mention all-region pick by PrepStar ... team MVP as a junior ... also lettered three years in track (sprints) ... also recruited by West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Illinois, North Carolina and NC State ... high school coach was Willie Stewart.
Personal: Emani Lee was born January 13, 1988 ... son of Sharrone Lee and Ben Odai ... inducted into the National Honor Society as a prep.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md. ... primarily played wide receiver but saw action as a safety in nickel packages ... posted 42 receptions for 1,093 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... also returned five punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns his final season ... a consensus all-state selection ... second team All-Met by the Washington Post ... All-Gazette and All-Examiner ... lettered two years in track, posting a personal best of 10.56 in the 100 meters as a prep ... runs a reported 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... teammate of fellow Terp recruit Adrian Moten ... GPHS was 14-0, winning its first-ever state championship his senior year ... also recruited by Tennessee, Connecticut and Akron ... high school coach was Danny Hayes.
Personal: Quintin McCree was born September 17, 1987 ... son of Keith and Sheila McCree ... father ran track while at the U.S. Air Force Academy and mother ran track and played basketball at Ohio University.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md. ... versatile athlete who played quarterback, tight end, linebacker and safety ... finished his senior season with 118 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions (two returned for a touchdown) and seven fumble recoveries ... one of his returns for a TD was an 80-yard scamper in the state championship game against Westminster ... posted 90 tackles, 10 sacks and three interceptions as a junior ... a consensus all-state selection ... first team All-Met by the Washington Post ... All-Gazette and All-Examiner pick who was the Gazette's Defensive Player of the Year ... named to George Michael's Golden 11 team ... PrepStar all-region ... 39th-ranked outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... runs a reported 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... teammate of fellow recruit Quintin McCree ... GPHS was 14-0, winning its first-ever state championship his senior year ... was also recruited by Penn State, Syracuse and Illinois ... high school coach was Danny Hayes.
Personal: Adrian Moten was born April 22, 1988 ... son of Anthony and Vanette Moten.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa. ... signal-caller who had a strong career, completing 377-of-603 (.625) passes for 5,245 yards with 67 touchdowns and 25 interceptions ... was 138-of-256 for 2,186 yards with 30 TDs and 13 interceptions as a senior ... also rushed for six touchdowns in 2005 ... threw for over 1,800 yards and 17 TDs as a junior ... served as his team's punter and was a second team all-state selection by the Associated Press ... all-conference as a junior and senior ... the ninth-ranked quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com ... the fifth-ranked dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... named to the Rivals Top 100 team ... named to PrepStar's Dream Team ... despite losing its star TB LeSean McCoy, the Ricker-led Crusaders went 13-1, losing in the state 4A semifinals ... committed to the Terps prior to his senior season ... also recruited by Oregon, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia ... high school coach was Jeff Weachter.
Personal: Jeremy Ricker was born on Halloween, 1987 ... son of Robert and Patricia Ricker ... has three aunts who were Division I javelin throwers.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... played quarterback his final two years and was his team's starting wide receiver as a sophomore ... was 94-of-202 passing for 1,618 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year ... also rushed 167 times for 865 yards and 13 touchdowns ... threw for 994 yards and 11 TDs while running for 816 yards and nine scores as a junior ... a first team All-Southwestern 4A Conference selection ... a finalist for the Roman Gabriel Award, an honor given to the top player in the region by the Charlotte Touchdown Club ... team went 8-5 and lost in the state semifinals to eventual state champ Independence ... also lettered four years in basketball (guard) and track (triple jumper) ... runs a reported 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... was also recruited by Kentucky, East Carolina and Eastern Kentucky ... high school coach was Jim Ruark.
Personal: Jamarr Robinson was born October 21, 1987 ... son of Vivian Sowell and Walter Aikens ... planned major is business administration.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. ... played tailback and free safety ... had a monster senior season, rushing 232 times for 2,523 yards (10.9 yards per carry) and 38 touchdowns ... rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior ... was the Maxwell Award winner for conference player of the year as a junior and senior ... all-state by the Associated Press as a senior ... a Big 33 All-Star game selection ... area player of the year by the Times-Herald ... ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 21 "athlete" in the nation ... team was 8-3, winning the league championship his senior year ... lettered four years in track (sprints) and basketball (guard) ... won state in the 100 meters as a junior with a time of 10.56 ... was also recruited by Virginia, Penn State, Boston College and Georgia Tech ... high school coach as a senior was Joe Iacovitti.
Personal: Da'Rel Scott was born May 26, 1988 ... son of Gloria Scott ... brother, Lee, was a defensive back at LaSalle and brother, James, ran track at St. Joseph's.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa. ... played wide receiver and cornerback ... played both ways his final two years ... recorded 95 career receptions for 1,854 yards and 13 touchdowns ... averaged 68.7 receiving yards per game for his career and 19.5 yards per catch ... had 52 receptions in his senior season (2004) ... first team all-section ... a War of the Roses and Tri-County all-star ... league Wide Receiver of the Year as a junior ... as a senior, was the 28th-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania and the 52nd-ranked wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com ... played in the Manheim Touchdown Club North-South All-Star game in 2005 ... posted a 43-inch vertical jump at the Nike Combine in Charlottesville in 2004 ... a prep teammate of Jordan Steffy ... lettered four years in track and three years in basketball ... also recruited by Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan State and Pittsburgh ... high school coach was Gerad Novak.
Personal: Stephen Smalls was born September 10, 1986 ... son of Greg Smalls ... first name is pronounced STEFF-ahn ... attended Harrisburg Community College in 2005.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at South Dade High School in Homestead, Fla. ... recorded 38 tackles (24 unassisted), three interceptions, nine pass breakups while forcing two fumbles his senior season ... member of a defense that was ranked first in the Miami-Dade County area, yielding just 115 yards per game ... all four defensive backs from his team were recruited to play college ball this year (on to Maryland, two to NC State, one to UMass) ... called the nation's "top sleeper recruit" by the Miami Herald and listed as one of that paper's Top 25 recruits in the area... team finished 10-1, falling in the state 6A quarterfinals ... a three-year letterwinner in track & field ... personal best of 10.8 in the 100 meters as a prep ... was also recruited by NC State, UCF, USF and Eastern Michigan ... high school coach was Don Drinkhahn.
Personal: Taji Thornton was born September 17, 1987 ... son of Michelle Clumie and Herham Thornton ... name is pronounced TAH-jee.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and starter at Wagener-Salley High School in Wagener, S.C. ... primarily played tailback but started as a wide receiver as a freshman and also played quarterback ... rushed for over 3,200 yards in his career ... as a senior, ran 62 times for 552 yards (8.9 avg.) and a TD while catching 41 passes for 664 yards and seven touchdowns ... returned two kickoffs and four interceptions for a touchdown ... caught two passes in the South Carolina North-South All-Star game ... rushed 103 times for 1,113 yards and 17 TDs as a junior ... an all-state pick by the Associated Press as a senior ... all-area as a junior ... a SuperPrep All-American ... the fifth-ranked player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com ... the 37th-ranked running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... consistently timed in the 4.4 range as a prep ... posted a 35-inch vertical jump at the Nike Combine in Athens, Ga. ... a three-year letterwinner and all-state point guard in basketball ... was also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, UNC, South Carolina and Virginia Tech ... high school coach was Steve DeRiggs.
Personal: Ronnie Tyler, Jr. was born October 10, 1988 ... son of Ronnie and Deborah Tyler ... father is a minister ... brother, Rontreal, plays football for The Citadel and was a freshman when the Bulldogs came to College Park in 2003.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at West Lake High School in Waldorf, Md. ... played tailback, slotback, cornerback and safety as a prep ... as a senior, rushed 51 times for 478 yards (9.4 avg.) and six TDs, caught 12 passes for 129 yards and three TDs and recorded two interceptions and four pass breakups ... ran for 154 yards on six carried against Great Mills (25.7 avg.) ... rushed for 608 yards and 10 TDs as a junior and 1,187 yards with 14 TDs as a sophomore ... posted a career-high five interceptions as a junior ... second team all-state (big school) as a senior ... also first team all-county and All-Southern Maryland (Washington Post) ... first team all-conference and All-Southern Maryland as a junior ... the 15th-ranked safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... the 10th-ranked player in Maryland and the 13th-ranked safety in the nation by Rivals.com ... runs a reported 4.4 in the 40-yard dash with a 39-inch vertical jump ... lettered two years in track ... also recruited by Penn State, Virginia Tech, Florida and North Carolina ... high school coach was Dominic Zacharelli.
Personal: Pha'Terrell Washington was born November 28, 1987 ... son of Gary and Cheryl Washington ... has been a big Maryland football and basketball fan since childhood.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and starter at Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va. ... played left tackle all four years, his last three doubling as defensive end as well ... had 75 tackles in his junior and senior seasons, setting the school record for tackles for loss (27) in the process ... posted 22 of the 27 TFLs his senior year ... also had five forced fumbles, three recoveries and an interception returned for a TD in '05 ... recorded 24 sacks in his last two years ... first team all-state as a defensive end and offensive tackle his senior year ... honorable mention all-state as a junior ... all-district and all-region as a junior and senior ... the No. 17 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... the 22nd-ranked strongside defensive end in the country by Rivals.com ... team was 22-2 in his last two seasons, finishing fourth in the state in 2005 ... also ran track (sprints, relays and shot) ... was also recruited by Virginia Tech, Florida, Miami, Ohio State and Tennessee ... high school coach was Rich Morgan.
Personal: Brian Whitmore was born March 10, 1988 ... son of Alfanza and Ocia Whitmore.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Baltimore (Md.) Polytechnic Institute ... played quarterback and safety ... as a senior, rushed 67 times for 804 yards and six touchdowns ... passed for over 630 yards and seven TDs ... posted 37 tackles and 10 interceptions his senior year ... had an amazing 20 interceptions his last two seasons ... posted three interceptions in a game twice in his career ... returned two punts and one kickoff for a touchdown his senior year ... first team all-city as a defensive back by the Baltimore Sun ... honorable mention all-state (small school) ... also second team all-city by the Sun as a junior ... has a reported a 40-inch vertical jump ... lettered four years in basketball (shooting guard), averaging over 20 points per game ... also recruited by Virginia, Virginia Tech and James Madison ... high school coach was Anthony Knox.
Personal: LaQuan Williams was born June 27, 1988 ... son of Daphne Boone and Lasalle Williams.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Seton Hall Prep School in West Orange, N.J. ... played linebacker, tight end and punter ... senior statistics included 140 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception, 20 receptions for 250 yards and four touchdown receptions ... had 145 tackles, five sacks and one interception as a junior ... also caught 23 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns in '04 ... state of New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... first team all-state by the Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger ... the 17th-rated inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... the 18th-ranked player in New Jersey and the 24th-rated middle linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... team was a state semifinalist his senior season ... also a three-year starter (power forward) for his school's basketball team ... team was ranked No. 1 in the state his junior year ... also recruited by Michigan State, Louisville, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Rutgers ... high school coach was John Finnegan.
Personal: Alex Wujciak was born April 15, 1988 ... son of Alan and Erin Wujciak ... father played offensive guard at Notre Dame during the Irish's national championship season in 1974 ... played at the same time as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger ... last name is pronounced WOO-jack.