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The University of Tulsa's 2013 football signing class totals 21 players, including 12 Oklahomans, five players from Texas, two from Colorado and one each from Arkansas and Missouri, it was announced today by Head Coach Bill Blankenship.

Among the signees, seven are on offense, 12 on defense and two have been designated as athletes. On offense, the Hurricane signed one receiver, three linemen, one running back/H-back, one tight end and one quarterback. Defensively, Tulsa added a total of five linemen, including three interior players and two ends, four defensive backs and three linebackers.

"With this class, we are excited about getting more athletic and just recruiting really good football players," said Blankenship. "Overall, we felt like we needed to continue to get bigger and faster, and when I say bigger, I really mean taller and longer. Those athletes with length have an opportunity to grow into being much bigger players."

Seven newcomers were selected either first- or second-team Oklahoma all-state according to the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman –– first-team selections include Rob Boyd (OL), Frankie Davis (DE), Blake Mejia (OL), Dalton Rodriguez (DE) and Zach Webb (DT); and second-team honorees Devin Rolan (LB) and Zach Uhles (OL). Nine players were named to The Oklahoman Super 30, while seven Oklahomans were selected as ESPN's Top 22 prospects. Boyd, Webb and Uhles were also joined by Jaylen Lowe (ATH), Ben Oberste (ATH) and Kerwin Thomas (DB) as Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state selections.

Tulsa signed a total of eight players for the offensive and defensive fronts. All three of the offensive linemen earned either first- or second-team Oklahoma all-state honors, while three of the five defensive linemen are also from the state of Oklahoma and each earned first-team all-state merits.

"I think we've gotten bigger and more physical in the offensive and defensive lines," said Blankenship. "We feel really good about the three offensive guys upfront that we signed –– Rob Boyd, Blake Mejia and Zach Uhles."

"The defensive line was a point of emphasis in this recruiting class. We really needed to grow some depth there, and I think we did that with guys like Lionell Phillips, Jesse Brubaker and Zach Webb. You put those three interior guys with Dalton Rodriguez and Frankie Davis, two local kids, and we think we have really helped ourselves on the defensive front," added Blankenship. Phillips and Brubaker jump the border of Texas to come play at Tulsa, while Webb, Rodriguez and Davis are all from the Tulsa metro area.

The Hurricane also needed to add depth at the cornerback and linebacker positions.

"We needed some depth at corner and got two kids out of the Dallas area, Will Barrow and Ray Crockett, Jr., who are really going to help us in that area," Blankenship said. "They have the ability to be real special at cornerback, and two Oklahomans Joe Bean (Hooker, Okla.) and Kerwin Thomas (Wagoner, Okla.) come into the secondary. Both Joe and Kerwin are really athletic guys. Joe can be a Marco Nelson type of player, while Kerwin is another athlete who could even move over to the offense."

"We brought in a couple of linebackers that were really highly rated on our board. Devin Rolan is a guy that we have been on for a couple years from McAlester (Okla.). He's a big, physical inside linebacker who can really run and then C.J. Gooden, from Ashdown, Arkansas, is another guy that can really run. These two guys bring some speed with physicality to the table. We're fortunate to get a third linebacker, Jake Hanks from Colorado, who's a big, strong and physical guy," said Blankenship.

Hanks wasn't the only player from the state of Colorado to sign with the Hurricane, as Tulsa corralled quarterback Ryan Rubley. The 6'4" signal-caller, who's father T.J. played quarterback for the Golden Hurricane from 1987-91, went somewhat under the radar after missing good portion of his junior season due to injury.

Colorado and the state of Missouri hadn't seen a whole lot of players come to the Hurricane in recent years, but just like Colorado, Tulsa dipped into the state of Missouri this year and plucked out one player. Tight end Kolton Shindelar, a 6'6", 252-pound athlete who is a track star, saw most of his playing time on the football field as a senior at Liberty (Mo.) High School, where he became a highly sought-after prospect.

Tulsa added a third player from Tulsa's Union High School as running back/H-back Chris Hall joins linemen Mejia and Rodriguez as Hurricane signees. Hall has good size and is another athletic player who is expected to fit in nicely at the H-back position.

Two eastern Oklahoma student-athletes who were signed as athletes –Jaylen Lowe and Ben Oberste – both played quarterback at nearby high schools, but will most likely make a new position their home in a Golden Hurricane uniform.

"I think Jaylen is a really special player. It will be really interesting to see how he develops, and then Ben as well. Both were quarterbacks in high school, and could possible play quarterback, but their real gift to us is their athleticism. They are both just tremendously gifted athletes that can do a lot of things and could find themselves on the field pretty quickly."

Again, the Tulsa philosophy of starting with local student-athletes and going outward with keeping a 250-mile radius in mind is very evident with the 2013 class.

"We have a real specific philosophy on recruiting that says we're going to start with proximity and work are way out. The bulk of our class should come within 250-mile radius, which essentially is Kansas City to Dallas," said Blankenship. "If you took concentric rings around Tulsa, you should see more of our recruits closer to Tulsa and a few more as you go out. We really feel a need to do our best – to own Tulsa county, eastern Oklahoma and all of Oklahoma when it comes to recruiting. We take great proud in being the Oklahoma school with the most Oklahomans."

Tulsa will open the season on the road, August 31st, at Bowling Green State University. Season tickets for Tulsa's six-game home schedule are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.TulsaHurricane.com <http://www.TulsaHurricane.com> , by calling 918.631.GoTU (4688) or by stopping by the TU athletic ticket office at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the TU campus. 

2013 Tulsa Football Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown High School

Will Barrow CB 5-10 170 Fr. Dallas, Texas Skyline

Joe Bean SAF 6-1 195 Fr. Hooker, Okla. Hooker

Rob Boyd OL 6-4 310 Fr. Vian, Okla. Vian

Jesse Brubaker DT 6-4 260 Fr. Wylie, Texas Wylie East

Ray Crockett CB 6-1 170 Fr. Southlake, Texas Southlake Carroll

Frankie Davis DE 6-3 235 Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla. Broken Arrow

C.J. Gooden LB 6-2 220 Fr. Ashdown, Ark. Ashdown

Chris Hall H-B 6-0 235 Fr. Tulsa, Okla. Union

Jake Hanks LB 6-2 230 Fr. Fort Collins, Colo. Fort Collins

Jaylen Lowe ATH 6-0 180 Fr. Owasso, Okla. Owasso

*Keevan Lucas WR 5-10 195 Fr. Abilene, Texas Abilene

Blake Mejia OL 6-3 280 Fr. Tulsa, Okla. Union

Ben Oberste ATH 6-2 203 Fr. Sallisaw, Okla. Sallisaw

Lionell Phillips DT 6-2 285 Fr. Garland, Texas Naaman Forest

Dalton Rodriguez DE 6-6 258 Fr. Tulsa, Okla. Union

Devin Rolan LB 6-1 230 Fr. McAlester, Okla. McAlester

Ryan Rubley QB 6-4 200 Fr. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Mountain Vista

Kolton Shindelar TE 6-6 252 Fr. Liberty, Mo. Liberty

Kerwin Thomas DB 5-10 160 Fr. Wagoner, Okla. Wagoner

Zac Uhles OL 6-4 260 Fr. Norman, Okla. Norman

Zach Webb DT 6-2 280 Fr. Tulsa, Okla. Metro Christian

*enrolled at mid-semester

 

2013 Tulsa Football Signees

Will Barrow

Cornerback

5-10 • 170 • Fr-HS

Dallas, Texas • Skyline HS

Helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and to the fourth round in the state playoffs as a senior . . . earned first-team all-district honors and was an honorable mention Class 5A all-state selection . . . was Rivals.com No. 93rd overall prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 68 cornerback in the country . . . cousin to former Tulsa linebacker Curnelius Arnick . . . high school coach was Reginald Samples . . . chose Tulsa over Texas Tech, Houston and Washington State.

 

Joe Bean

Safety

6-1 • 195 • Fr-HS

Hooker, Okla. • Hooker HS

Was a four-year letterwinner at Hooker High School . . . played quarterback, receiver and running back on offense, and middle linebacker and free safety on defense . . . rushed for 4,794 career yards, while passing for 1,780 yards in his career . . . also had over 500 receiving yards in his career . . . totaled 258 career tackles, 17 TFLs and five interceptions in his career . . . was a three-time all-district performer . . . gained over 2,000 yard rushing, 1,000 yards passing and 200 yards receiving as a senior . . . was credited with 105 tackles, 10 TFLs and two interceptions his senior season . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by The Oklahoman . . . was named the District Player of the Year as a senior and was selected as the Guymon Herald Player of the Year his junior season . . . was named to The Oklahoman's "Super 30" as a senior . . . totaled 92 stops and two interceptions as a junior . . . high school coach was Jake Kramer . . . chose Tulsa over Colorado State, San Diego State and Wyoming.

 

Rob Boyd

Offensive Lineman

6-4 • 310 • Fr-HS

Vian, Okla. • Vian HS

Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Vian High School . . . started on the offensive line and at defensive tackle . . . helped his team post a four-year record of 42-7 record, including 13-1 as a senior and 12 his junior season . . . had 156 career tackles, including 39 stops his senior season . . . was ESPN's 8th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-state honors as a senior, and second-team all-state merits his junior season . . . was an OCA East all-state team selection . . . selected as the District 2A-6 Offensive Lineman of the Year in both his junior and seasons campaigns . . . was named the Muskogee Phoenix Offensive Player of the Year . . . named to The Oklahoman's all-state first team both his junior and senior seasons . . . ranked No. 3 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . received a post-season ranking of No. 3 in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . was a three-time all-district 2A-6 team performer . . . lettered four years in track and two years in basketball . . . full name s Steven Robert Boyd . . . high school coach was Brandon Tyler . . . chose Tulsa over Navy, Memphis and Louisiana-Monroe.

 

Jesse Brubaker

Defensive Tackle

6-4 • 260 • Fr-HS

Wylie, Texas • Wylie East HS

Was a three-year letterwinner and starter . . . started at tight end for three years and at defensive tackle his senior campaign . . . helped lead his team to a 9-4 record and third round of the Class 4A state playoffs as a senior . . . had 50 tackles, 10 TFLs and four sacks his senior season . . . caught 43 passes for 540 yards and three TDs as a senior, while catching 22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns his junior season . . . earned all-state honors on offense and defense . . . had 480 receiving yards and three TDs as a junior . . . was a first-team all-district and third-team all-state tight end as a junior . . . was ranked by 247Sports as the No. 113th prospect in Texas and the No. 32 tight end in the nation . . . high school coach was Joe Lepsis . . . chose Tulsa over SMU, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico.

 

Ray Crockett, II

Cornerback

6-1 • 170 • Fr-HS

Southlake, Texas • Southlake Carroll HS

Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Southlake Carroll High School . . . did not play prep football until his junior season . . . started at receiver as a junior and at cornerback his senior season . . . helped lead his team to a two-year record of 28-2 and the Class 5A state championship as a junior . . . was credited with 30 tackles, 12 pass break-ups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior . . . as a junior, caught five passes for 48 yards and registered 10 tackles, five pas break-ups and one interception on defense . . . lettered three years in basketball and one-year in track . . . his father Ray Crockett, Sr. played in the 14 years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions (5), Denver Broncos (7) and Kansas City Chiefs (2) . . . full name is Donald Ray Crockett . . . high school coach was Hal Wasson.

 

Frankie Davis

Defensive End

6-3 • 235 • Fr-HS

Broken Arrow, Okla. • Broken Arrow HS

Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Broken Arrow High School . . . earned Tulsa World first-team all-metro accolades and second-team all-state honors as a senior . . . named to The Oklahoman's all-state first team his senior season . . . completed his career with 151 tackles . . . was credited with 82 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries his senior season . . . helped lead his Tiger team to the Class 6A state quarterfinals and an overall 8-4 record . . . totaled 19 tackles and two sacks in two playoff games . . . ranked No. 20 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . was ESPN's 17th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . high school coach was Steve Spavital . . . chose Tulsa over Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico and Memphis.

 

 

 

C.J. Gooden

Linebacker

6-2 • 220 • Fr-HS

Ashdown, Ark. • Ashdown HS

Was a three-year starter at Ashdown High School . . . played middle linebacker and tight end . . . recorded 110 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions as a senior . . . earned first-team Democrat-Gazette all-area honors as a junior and senior . . . received all-state honors by the Democrat Gazette his senior campaign . . . was the 10th-ranked senior prospect in Arkansas in the postseason by Rivals.com . . . earned Arkansas Class 3A first-team all-state honors his senior season . . . was credited with 106 tackles and 15 sacks as a junior, while earning all-conference merits . . . totaled 111 tackles, 10 TFLs and four sacks in his sophomore season . . . was named to the Arkansas Super Sophomore Team . . . full name is Carlo James Gooden, Jr. . . . high school coach was Matt Richardson . . . chose Tulsa over Texas State.

 

Chris Hall

H-Back

6-0 • 235 • Fr-HS

Tulsa, Okla. • Union HS

A three-year letterwinner and starter at Tulsa Union High School . . . played tight end and fullback . . . helped lead his prep team to a three-year mark of 37-5 and two state championships as a sophomore and junior . . . received a post-season ranking of 20th in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com after his senior season . . . ranked No. 13 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . was an honorable mention all-metro and all-state performer by the Tulsa World as a senior . . . completed his prep career with 107 receptions for 1,057 yards and six TDs . . . caught 46 receptions for 446 yards and three touchdowns as a senior . . . was ESPN's 19th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . caught 34 passes for 336 yards and one TD as a junior, while catching 27 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns his sophomore season . . . high school coach was Kirk Fridrich . . . chose Tulsa over Arkansas, Memphis and Utah State.

 

Jake Hanks

Linebacker

6-2 • 230 • Fr-HS

Fort Collins, Colo. • Fort Collins HS

A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . started for three years on defense and two years on offense . . . played defensive end and fullback as a senior . . . totaled 61 tackles and 6.5 sacks his senior season, while rushing for 348 yards and four TDs from his fullback position . . . was named to the Front Range League all-conference accolades as a senior . . . was named to the Colorado Prep Report first-team Elite Defense in his senior campaign . . . earned Northern Colorado all-area honors his senior season as well . . . selected to play in the Colorado all-state football game . . . earned all-state track honors as a sophomore and junior . . . placed second in the shot put as a sophomore at the state meet . . . was the 2012 Colorado Class 5A state champion in the shot put . . . high school football coach was Eric Rice . . . chose Tulsa over Air Force, Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

 

Jaylen Lowe

Athlete

6-0 • 180 • Fr-HS

Owasso, Okla. • Owasso HS

Played quarterback at Owasso High School . . . led his team to the school's first district title since 1986 as a senior . . . guided Owasso High School to the Class 6A state semifinals . . . was selected to the OCA East all-state team . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by The Oklahoman . . . completed 139-of-230 passes for 2,332 yards and 28 TDs, while rushing for 563 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season . . . named to the Tulsa World all-state first team as a punter . . . earned the Tulsa's World's all-metro team as a quarterback his senior campaign . . . averaged 39.8 yards on 27 punts as a senior . . . high school coach was Bill Patterson.

 

 

 

Keevan Lucas

Wide Receiver

5-10 • 195 • Fr-HS

Abilene, Texas • Abilene HS

Enrolled at Tulsa at mid-semester . . . will participate in spring practice . . . was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Abilene High School . . . helped lead his team to a 12-1 record as a senior and 10-4 mark his junior season . . . caught 124 passes for 1,825 yards, a 14.7 average and 14 touchdowns in 21 career games . . . had 56 receptions for 886 yards and seen TDs in seven games as a senior before suffering an injury . . . earned first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state accolades both as a junior and senior . . . caught 68 passes for 968 yards and seen touchdowns as a junior . . . earned three letters in track, tying the school record in the 200 with a time of 21.5 . . . high school football coach was Steve Warren . . . chose Tulsa over Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech, SMU, New Mexico and Colorado State.

 

Blake Mejia

Offensive Line

6-3 • 280 • Fr-HS

Tulsa, Okla. • Union HS

Was a three-year starter at Union High School . . . was a Tulsa World first-team all-metro and all-state selection on the offensive line his senior season . . . ranked No. 21 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . helped Union High School win state titles his sophomore and junior seasons, while finishing as the state runner-up as a senior . . . high school coach was Kirk Fridrich . . . chose Tulsa over Memphis and New Mexico.

 

Ben Oberste

Athlete

6-2 • 203 • Fr-HS

Sallisaw, Okla. • Sallisaw HS

Was selected to the OCA East all-state team as a senior . . . threw for 1,498 yards and 17 touchdowns on 106-of-198 passes his senior season . . . completed 147-of-282 passes for 1,771 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for 753 yards and 13 TDs on 106 carries during his junior campaign . . . earned Tulsa World honorable mention all-state merits from his quarterback position . . . was ESPN's 18th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by The Oklahoman at quarterback . . . ranked No. 18 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . high school coach was Craig Benson . . . chose Tulsa over Navy and Arkansas State.

 

Lionell Phillips

Defensive Tackle

6-2 • 285 • Fr-HS

Garland, Texas • Naaman Forest HS

Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Naaman Forest High School . . . collected 64 tackles, 12 TFLs and five sacks his senior season, while totaling 83 tackles, seven TFLs and six sacks as a junior . . . compiled 230 career tackles and 19 career quarterback sacks . . . was a first-team all-district selection his sophomore and senior seasons, while earned second-team all-district accolades as a junior . . . participated in the U.S. Army Combine before his senior season . . . was credited with 60 tackles as a sophomore . . . high school coach was Sam McElroy . . . chose Tulsa over Kansas, Houston and New Mexico.

 

Dalton Rodriguez

Defensive End

6-6 • 258 • Fr-HS

Tulsa, Okla. • Union HS

Was a Tulsa World first-team all-state and all-metro selection on the defensive line his senior season . . . played offensive tackle and defensive end . . . named to The Oklahoman's all-state first team his senior season . . . collected 78 tackles and nine sacks his senior campaign . . . had season-highs of 15 tackles and four sacks against Sand Springs High School as a senior . . . totaled two sacks and recovered a fumble in a season-opening win against eventual state champion Jenks . . . ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . was ESPN's 9th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . received a post-season ranking of 8th in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . was ranked as the No. 57 offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com . . . high school coach was Kirk Fridrich . . . chose Tulsa over Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Iowa State, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

 

Devin Rolan

Linebacker

6-1 • 230 • Fr-HS

McAlester, Okla. • McAlester HS

Was a three-year letterwinner at McAlester High School . . . was a second-team all-state selection by the Tulsa World . . . named to The Oklahoman's all-state second team his senior season . . . collected 119 tackles as a senior . . . was the District 5A-3 Defensive Player of the Year . . . helped lead McAlester High School to a 12-1 record and runner-up finish in the Class 4A state championship his junior season . . . ranked No. 9 on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . was ESPN's 15th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . totaled 98 tackles, four sacks and one interception as a junior . . . as a sophomore, he had 98 tackles, three sacks and three fumble recoveries, while rushing 43 times for 239 yards and five TDs on offense . . . high school coach was Bryan Pratt . . . chose Tulsa over Indiana.

 

Ryan Rubley

Quarterback

6-4 • 200 • Fr-HS

Highlands Ranch, Colo. • Mountain Vista HS

Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Mountain Vista High School . . . completed 129-of-248 passes for 1,681 yards and 14 TDs as a senior . . . earned first-team all-Continental League and honorable mention Class 5A all-state merits as a senior . . . completed 21-of-32 passes for 274 yards in an upset of Colorado's No.1-ranked team Chapparal early in his senior season . . . during a three-game winning streak in which his team evened their record at 4-4 in 2012, he completed 62-percent of his passes for 555 yards, seven TDs and no interceptions . . . was ESPN's 10th-ranked recruit in the state of Colorado . . . played in only six games during his junior season, while throwing for 604 yards and five touchdowns . . . despite playing in only six games, he earned honorable mention all-conference merits . . . a four-year track letterman . . . placed sixth in the 200-meters at the state track meet his junior season . . . holds the school records for the 100m, 200m and as a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams . . . his father, T.J. Rubley, quarterbacked the 1991 Tulsa Freedom Bowl Champions . . . high school football coach was Ric Cash.

 

Kolton Shindelar

Tight End

6-6 • 252 • Fr-HS

Liberty, Mo. • Liberty HS

Was a two-year letterwinner at Liberty High School . . . started at tight end his senior season . . . played tight end in a run-oriented offense during the 2012 campaign . . . had four receptions for 64 yards and two TDs as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference accolades his senior season . . . was a track star in the 110-meter hurdles, 200 meters and long jump, where he earned all-state honors . . . his father played football at Iowa State and his grandfather played for the Cleveland Browns . . . high school coach was Chad Frigon . . . chose Tulsa over Missouri, Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State and San Diego State.

 

Kerwin Thomas

Defensive Back

5-10 • 160 • Fr-HS

Wagoner, Okla • Wagoner HS

Was named to the Tulsa World all-metro second team defense as a senior . . . had 49 tackles and two interceptions on defense his senior season . . . also had 31 receptions for 527 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior . . . was named to the OCA East all-state team as a receiver . . .earned honorable mention all-state accolades by the Tulsa World . . . helped lead his team to a Class 4A state title as a junior . . . also ran track . . . was a part of the 2012 Class 4A state runner-up 4x100 meter relay team . . . chose Tulsa over Wyoming.

 

 

Zac Uhles

Offensive Lineman

6-4 • 260 • Fr-HS

Norman, Okla. • Norman HS

Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Norman High School . . . started at left tackle in his final two seasons . . . also handled short and long snap duties . . . started and played in 23 straight games . . . graded out over 90-percent for his career . . . paved the way for an offense that rushed for over 3,500 yards and averaged 35 points per game . . . was an OCA West all-state team selection his senior season . . . named to The Oklahoman's all-state second team as a senior . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Tulsa World his senior season . . . was named to The Oklahoman Big All City first team as a senior . . . was the District 6A-4 Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . earned first-team all-district and Mid-State all-conference honors as a senior . . . ranked 29th on The Oklahoman's "Top 30" list . . . was ESPN's 13th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma . . . played center as a sophomore . . . high school coach was Greg Nation . . . chose Tulsa over Texas State and Pittsburg State. (pronounced Yules, rhymes with Rules)

 

Zach Webb

Defensive Tackle

6-2 • 280 • Fr.

Tulsa, Okla. • Metro Christian HS

Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Metro Christian Academy . . . started for three years on the offensive line and his last two years at nose guard as well . . . tallied 175 tackles, 40 TFLs, 17 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in his two years as a starter on the defensive line . . . played left tackle on offense as a junior and senior and guard his sophomore season . . . was a Tulsa World first-team all-state selection on the defensive line as a senior . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-metro accolades as an offensive lineman his senior season . . . was selected to the OCA East all-state team . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by The Oklahoman both his junior and senior seasons . . . played in the 2013 All-American Bowl Game . . . tallied 83 tackles, 23 TFLs and six sacks as a senior . . . was credited with 92 tackles, 17 TFLs and 11 sacks his junior campaign . . . high school coach was Jared McCoy . . . chose Tulsa over New Mexico State.

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