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Matt Campbell welcomes the No. 1 recruiting class in the MAC, according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Rockets' 2013 Football Recruiting Class Rated No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 02/06/2013
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            TOLEDO - University of Toledo head football coach Matt Campbell unveiled his 2013 recruiting class today, and for the fourth year in a row the Rockets have signed a class rated as one of the best in the Mid-American Conference.

            Both Scout.com and Rivals.com  rank Toledo's 2013 recruiting class as No. 1 in the MAC, as does 24/7Sports. A year ago, both Scout and Rivals ranked Toledo's recruiting class as No. 2 in the conference. In 2011, UT's recruiting class was ranked No. 1 by both services, and in 2010 Toledo's class was ranked No. 1 in the MAC by Rivals and No. 2 by Scout. Superior recruiting has paid off for the Rockets, who have appeared in three consecutive bowl games. Toledo was 9-4 in 2012 and played in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

            The Rockets added 29 new players to the program, 19 of whom are ranked as either four-star or three-star recruits by at least one recruiting service, breaking the school previous record of 14 set in 2010 and 2011. The list of 29 also includes six preferred walk-ons who will not sign national letters of intent, as well as three players--Robert Zimmerman, Boston Mathews and Logan Woodside--who signed NLIs last semester and are currently enrolled at UT.

            Campbell, who enters his second full season as head coach of the Rockets, concurred that this is Toledo's best and deepest recruiting class in his five years at UT.

            "From top to bottom, this is a class of high-caliber players who have high-caliber character," said Campbell, who is 10-4 as head coach of the Rockets after serving for three seasons as UT's offensive coordinator. "These are players who love the game of football, come from programs with great football tradition and who have committed themselves academically.

            "Most of this class has been committed to us for many months now so we've really gotten to know these young men well.  They have really bought into the vision of Toledo football, and how they can raise the standards of this football program. We just graduated an outstanding senior class; this class needs to be better than the one that left. That's how you bring your program to a higher level."

            Toledo's 2013 class includes 16 players from the state of Ohio, including four from Northwest Ohio. Other states represented in the class are Maryland (3), Michigan (3), Illinois (2), South Carolina (2), Florida (1), Kentucky (1) and Virginia (1). "We will recruit anywhere we can get a player who can help us," said Campbell. "But overall, the bulk of our recruiting still occurs within a four-hour radius of campus."

            The following is a synopsis of the Rockets' 2013 recruiting class as of Feb. 6, 2013:

Rodney Adams (Click here for highlight video)
Wide Receiver, Freshman, 6-1, 176, St. Petersburg, FL-Lakewood
High School Coach: Corey Moore
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Brandon Cohen, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Rodney is an extremely talented outside receiver. He has the ability to go up and get the football. He had multiple offers so we are pleased he decided to be a Rocket."

Rodney Adams earned first-team all-county and second-team all-state honors in both his junior and senior seasons at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL. He gained over 1,200 all-purpose yards as a senior, and caught 25 passes for 841 yards as a junior. A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Adams was a member of Team USA in the USA International Bowl Game in Austin, TX on Feb. 5. He comes from the same high school as current Rocket All-MAC receiver Bernard Reedy.

Liam Allen (Click here for highlight video)
Wide Receiver, Freshman, 6-0, 170, Toledo, OH-St. John's Jesuit
High School Coach: Doug Pearson
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Liam had a tremendous season at St. John's High School in Toledo. He can play inside or outside receiver. He will be a great addition to our team."

Liam Allen earned first-team all-conference, all-district and all-state honors as a senior at St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo. He broke the school record with 66 receptions (previously held by current Rocket Cheatham Norrils) for 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns. As a junior, Allen caught 25 passes for 200 yards and five TDs, and also scored twice on punt returns. He earned second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-district as a junior.

A.J. Bolden (Click here for highlight video)
Offensive Line, Freshman, 6-4, 287, Winchester, VA-Millbrook
High School Coach: Reed Prosser
Anticipated Major: Physical Therapy
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: John Walters, Associate Athletic Trainer

Coach Campbell: "A.J. is a big, physical lineman and very athletic. He can play all five positions on the offensive line."

A.J. Bolden is rated as a three-star recruit by 24/7Sports. He was named first-team all-district, all-region and all-state as a senior, and first-team all-district and all-region as a junior at Millbrook High School in Winchester, VA. Bolden also earned academic all-league honors three times.

Robert Buckwald
Linebacker, Freshman, 6-1, 215, Seville, OH-Cloverleaf
High School Coach: Bobby Lake
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Robert has a lot of athleticism. We are really excited to add him to our team."

Robert Buckwald had 32 tackles as senior at Cloveleaf High School in Westfield, OH, despite missing much of the season due to injury. As a junior, he had 72 tackles and earned first-team all-state honors. He also grabbed 41 receptions for 711 yards and 12 TDs. As a sophomore, he caught 32 passes for 342 yards and six scores, earning all-league honors. Buckwald also earned all-league honors in basketball as a junior.

Victor Cave (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive End, Freshman, 6-2, 235, Cincinnati, OH-Glen Este
High School Coach: Nick Ayers
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "We found Victor through our summer camps. He has great explosion. We feel he will be a great pass rusher."

Victor Cave totaled 50 tackles and five sacks as a senior at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, earning second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-district honors. As a junior, he had 46 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles, and made first-team all-conference.

Crissean Caver (Click here for highight video)
Wide Receiver, Freshman, 6-0, 186, Cuyahoga Falls, OH-Walsh Jesuit
High School Coach: Gerry Rardin
Anticipated Major: Computer Engineering
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Crissean is an outstanding athlete who has a chance to be a very good football player in our system."

Crissean Caver caught 76 passes for 498 yards and six touchdowns as a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He added 14 tackles and three interceptions on defense, returning two picks for TDs. As a junior, Caver had 37 receptions for 585 yards and seven scores. He earned first-team all-league honors in both his junior and senior seasons. He joins high school teammate Douglas Lewis as a 2013 recruit for the Rockets.

Daniel Davis (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive End, Freshman, 6-3, 235, Grand Blanc, MI-Grand Blanc
High School Coach: Joe Delaney
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Daniel has great length and great ability. He can definitely put pressure on the quarterback."

Daniel Davis is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 69 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com. He earned first-team all-conference and all-area honors in both his junior and senior seasons at Grand Blanc (MI) High School. He compiled 40 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior, and 56 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as a junior.

Kennedy Frazier (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Back, Freshman, 6-1, 174, Baltimore, MD-Calvert Hall College
High School Coach: Donald Davis
Anticipated Major: Communications
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Kennedy has great length and great athletic ability. He played at a tremendous high school program."

A three-star recruit by 24/7Sports, Frazier made all-state, all-metro and all-conference as a senior at Calvert Hall College in Towson, MD. A participant in the Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game, Frazier had 44 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. He joins teammate Delando Johnson in the Rockets' 2013 recruiting class.

Kareem Hunt (Click here for highlight video)
Running Back, Freshman, 5-11, 200, Willoughby, OH-South
High School Coach: Matt Duffy
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Kareem had a terrific high school football career. He rushed for over 2,500 yards in consecutive seasons. He can do all three things we ask our running backs to do-run, catch and block."

Kareem Hunt rushed for 2,685 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior at Willoughby (OH) South High School, setting the all-time rushing record for Lake County. Hunt, who averaged 11 yards per carry for the 10-1 Rebels, earned first-team all-state, all-district and all-conference honors. A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 24/7Sports, Hunt also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and was a finalist for "Mr. Football" in Ohio. As a junior, Hunt rushed for 2,519 yards and 39 TDs on nine yards per carry, earning first-team all-conference honors. Hunt also plays basketball and has achieved 6-feet-5 inches in the high jump.

Nate Jeppesen (Click here for highlight video)
Offensive Lineman, Freshman, 6-4, 285, Portage, MI-Central
High School Coach: Brett Foerster and Mick Enders
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Nate is a talented interior offensive lineman. He could play center or guard. He has great mobility for an offensive lineman."

Nate Jeppesen is a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com. He is rated as the No. 42 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals. A three-year starter, Jeppesen earned first-team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a senior at Portage (MI) Central High School. As a junior, he earned first-team all-conference honors and honorable mention all-area. Jeppesen also placed fourth in the state in the shot put (53 feet).

Delando Johnson (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Back, Freshman, 6-2, 195, Baltimore, MD-Calvert Hall College
High School Coach: Donald Davis
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Delando has great athletic ability and great length. He will be a great addition to our defensive backfield, probably at safety."

Delando Johnson is rated as a four-star recruit by 24/7 Sports, and a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com. Rivals lists him as the No. 47 athlete in the nation, while Scout ranks him as the No. 34 safety in the nation. Johnson played safety and wide receiver at Calvert Hall College in Towson, MD. He earned first-team all-metro and first-team all-conference honors in both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he had 90 tackles and four interceptions, as well as 20 receptions and two TDs on offense. Johnson played in the Chesapeake Bowl and Crab Bowl, and was a member of Team USA in the USA International Bowl Game in Austin, TX on Feb. 5, 2013. He joins teammate Kennedy Frazier in the Rockets' 2013 recruiting class.

Michael Julian (Click here for highlight video)
Quarterback, Freshman, 6-5, 190, Hilton Head Island, SC-Hilton Head Island
High School Coach: B.J. Payne
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Brandon Cohen, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Michael is a talented young man who was the starting quarterback in the Shrine Bowl in South Carolina this year. He can run it and he can throw it."

Michael Julian is rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and 24/7Sports, and is ranked as the top senior quarterback prospect in South Carolina by SCVarsity.com and the No. 11 prospect in the state by ESPN. He threw for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior at Hilton Head Island (SC) High School, earning first-team all-state and all-region honors. A three-year starter at quarterback, Julian also ran for 850 yards and 10 TDs, and led South Carolina to a Shrine Bowl win over North Carolina. As a junior, he threw for 1,884 yards with 15 touchdowns. He also plays basketball and made all-state in track in the 4x400.

Adam Kulon (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive End, Freshman, 6-4, 250, Algonquin, IL-H.D. Jacobs
High School Coach: Bill Mitz
Anticipated Major: Mechanical Engineering
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Jon Pawlecki, College of Engineering

Coach Campbell: "Adam has great strength and has the ability to be a great run-stopper for us. He is an intelligent young man who carries a 4.0 GPA."

Adam Kulon is a three-star recruit by Scout.com and 24/7Sports. He was named first-team all-conference, first-team all-area honors, special mention all-state, as well as academic all-state. Kulon played both defensive end and linebacker at H.D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin, IL, compiling 75 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 14 sacks as a senior. As a junior, he had 50 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 10 sacks for a team that reached the playoffs for the second straight year. Kulon also was a starter on the offensive line.

Douglas Lewis (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Back, Freshman, 5-11, 185, Bedford Heights, OH-Walsh Jesuit
High School Coach: Gerry Rardin
Anticipated Major: Sports Marketing
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Douglas has the skills to become an outstanding football player for the Rockets."

Douglas Lewis was named first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He had 58 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two interceptions on defense to go with eight receptions and 230 rushing yards on offense. As a junior, Lewis had 61 tackles and four interceptions to with 24 receptions and 365 yards on offense. He was twice named league defensive back of the year. e He

Lewis joins high school teammate Crissean Caver as a 2013 recruit for the Rockets.

Jack Linch (Click here for highlight video)
Linebacker, Freshman, 6-0, 210, Toledo, OH-Whitmer
High School Coach: Jerry Bell
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Brandon Cohen, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Jack was one of the great leaders on the defensive side of the ball for some great Toledo Whitmer teams. We're excited to have him on our football team."

Jack Linch racked up 179 tackles and earned first-team all-state honors for state runner-up Toledo Whitmer High School as a senior. He also was the district defensive player of the year and the league defensive player of the year, as well as first-team all-district, all-region and all-league honors. As a junior, he had 140 tackles and earned second-team all-district, all-region and all-league honors. Linch also played baseball, earning first-team all-district and all-league honors as a junior.

Jordan Martin (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Back, Freshman, 6-2, 192, Upper Marlboro, MD-Forestville Bishop McNamara
High School Coach: Bryce Bevill
Anticipated Major: Physical Therapy
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Michelle Masterson, Physical Therapy Program

Coach Campbell: "Jordan has great size and skills in the defensive backfield. He's also an outstanding hurdler, so that tells you a lot about his athletic ability."

Jordan Martin had six interceptions and 35 tackles as a senior, earning all-conference honors at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD. A three-star recruit by 24/7Sports, Martin was selected to the Big 33 All-American Bowl as well as the USA Olympic Junior Team. Martin was named MVP of the Rivals Five-Star Showcase in the state of Maryland. In track & field, he is the No. 1 ranked hurdler in the state.

Boston Mathews (Click here for highlight video)
Offensive Lineman, Freshman, 6-3, 245, Crystal Lake, IL-South
High School Coach: Chuck Ahsmann
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Boston graduated early and is already in our program. He's a strong, athletic offensive lineman who can play on the interior line. He's going to help us in the near future."

Boston Mathews played linebacker and fullback through his junior years at Crystal Lake (IL) South High School, but moved to the offensive line as a senior. A three-star recruit by 24/7Sports, Mathews missed most of his senior season with an ankle injury.

Marquis Moore (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Tackle, Freshman, 6-1, 289, Toledo, OH-Whitmer
High School Coach: Jerry Bell
Anticipated Major: Communication
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Marquis is maybe as talented as anybody we've recruited at the defensive line spot. He's extremely athletic. He was the key to Toledo Whitmer's success against the run."

Marquis Moore earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-region, first-team all-district and second-team all-state honors as senior. He garnered 80 tackles and 11 sacks for a Toledo Whitmer High School team that made it to the state championship game. A three-star recruit by Scout.com and 24/7Sports, Moore was also selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game. As a junior, Moore had 80 tackles and six sacks, earning first-team all-conference, first-team all-region, first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state honors. Thus far this season, he is undefeated in wrestling as a heavyweight.

Austin Niswander (Click here for highlight video)
Outside Linebacker, Freshman, 6-1, 191, Findlay, OH-Findlay
High School Coach: Mark Ritzler
Anticipated Major: Pre-law
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Jack Shuba, Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work

Coach Campbell: "Austin is an athletic young man. He played safety in high school but will probably play outside linebacker for us. He has a chance to be a great player in our system."

A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Niswander  earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and third team all-state honors as a senior at Findlay (OH) High School. He racked up 45 tackles, 15 pass breakups on defense, and over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a receiver and quarterback on offense. Niswander earned second team all-conference and honorable mention all-district recognition as a junior, making 40 tackles and intercepting one pass. He scored 10 touchdowns on offense as a junior. As a sophomore, he had 65 tackles, one interception and earned honorable mention all-league honors.

Elijah Nkansah (nuh-KOSH) (Click here for highlight video)
Offensive Lineman, Freshman, 6-6, 310, Mason, OH-Mason
High School Coach: Brian Castner
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Michelle Masterson, Physical Therapy Program

Coach Campbell: "Elijah has great length and great athleticism. He could play either tackle spot for us."

Elijah Nkansah earned first-team all-league and second-team all-district honors as a senior at Mason (OH) High School. He was also chosen to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Top 50 watch list and was selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game.

Zach Quinn (Click here for highlight video)
Linebacker, Freshman, 6-3, 215, Aurora, OH-Aurora
High School Coach: Bob Mihalik
Anticipated Major: Criminal Justice
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Zach had a tremendous high school career at one of the premier high school programs in the state. We're very excited about his prospects."

Zach Quinn earned first-team all-district and first-team all-conference honors as a linebacker in his senior season at Aurora (OH) High School, accumulating 90 tackles and four sacks. A three-star recruit by 24/7Sports, Quinn also played running back, rushing for 1,000 yards and 16 TDs, leading his team to the Division II state semifinals. As a junior, Quinn had 120 tackles, including eight sacks to go with 1,055 rushing yards, 405 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns on offense. He made second team all-district and first-team all-conference as a junior.

Darryl Richards (Click here for highlight video)
Wide Receiver, Freshman, 6-3, 180, Chagrin Falls, OH-Kenston
High School Coach: Jeff Grubich
Anticipated Major: Sports Medicine
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: John Walters, Associate Athletic Trainer

Coach Campbell: "Darryl played quarterback in high school but will play wide receiver for us. He's athletic and has great length."

Darryl Richards was conference co-player of the year as a quarterback in his senior year at Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, OH, though he was recruited as a wide receiver by the Rockets. He threw for 1,390 yards and seven touchdowns, and rushed for 1,500 yards and 17 scores. He made first-team all-conference, first-team all-district, second-team all-region and special mention all-state while leading his team to the second round of the state playoffs. Richards played wide receiver as a junior, catching 24 passes for 643 yards and five TDs, earning first-team all-conference, second-team all-district and special mention all-region. As a sophomore, Richards was a reserve running back, rushing for 170 yards and two TDs.

DeJuan Rogers (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Back, Freshman, 6-1, 175, Detroit, MI-Cass Tech
High School Coach: Thomas Wilcher
Anticipated Major: Criminal Justice
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "DeJuan has great length and can run. He's explosive to the ball. He will probably play safety for us."

DeJuan Rogers is a rated as three-star recruit by Scout.com, and also ranked as the No. 72 cornerback in the nation by Scout. He earned honorable mention All-Detroit honors as a senior at Cass Tech, racking up 93 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception, leading his school to the Division I state championship. As a junior, Rogers had 60 tackles and one interception. He had 39 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore, to go with 20 receptions for 344 yards and three TDS on offense. Rogers comes from the same high school as current Rocket cornerback Kishon Wilcher.

John Stepec (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive End, Freshman, 6-3, 245, Willoughby Hills, OH-Lake Catholic
High School Coach: Mike Bell
Anticipated Major: Criminal Justice
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "John has all the tools. He has great strength and a great motor. He can really get after the quarterback. He has a chance to compete early in his career."

John Stepec earned first-team all-state honors and was named district Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in both his junior and senior seasons at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, OH. He also was twice named first-team all-county and first-team all-conference, and was also named to the Ohio North-South All-Star Game. A three-star recruit by Scout.com, Stepec had 64 tackles as a defensive end and rushed for 377 yards and six touchdowns on offense as a senior. As a junior, he had 80 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, while scoring eight touchdowns on offense.

Samuel Vucelich (Click here for highlight video)
Placekicker, Freshman, 5-11, 172, Powell, OH-Olentangy Liberty
High School Coach: Steve Hale
Anticipated Major: Health Sciences
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Brandon Cohen, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Sam has a very strong leg. He could compete for a role handling kickoffs."

Samuel Vucelich earned second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior placekicker at Liberty High School in Olentangy, OH. He had 23 consecutive touchbacks on kickoffs at one point and converted 29-of-30 extra points. As a junior, Vucelich connected on 4-of-6 field goals and 24-of-26 extra points, and averaged 60.1 yards per kickoff. He hit on 5-of-7 field goal as a sophomore, with a long of 37 yards. Three times he earned Scholar-Athlete honors.

Ja'Wuan Woodley (Click here for highlight video)
Linebacker, Freshman, 5-11, 230, Columbus, OH-Bishop Hartley
High School Coach: Brad Burchfield
Anticipated Major: Undecided
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Ja'Wuan has had tremendous success. He is a great leader and plays with a lot of passion."

Ja'Wuan Woodley rushed for over 1,900 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, earning conference player of the year honors as he led Bishop Hartley High School to the Ohio Division IV state semifinals. He made first-team all-metro, all-district and all-conference in both his junior and senior years, and was named to the Max Preps All-American team as a senior. As a junior, Woodley rushed for 1,500 yards and 21 TDs. On defense, he totaled 82 tackles, three sacks and seven fumble recoveries, earning conference defensive player of the year honors.

Logan Woodside (Click here for highlight video)
Quarterback, Freshman, 6-2, 210, Frankfort, KY-Franklin County
High School Coach: Chris Tracy
Anticipated Major: Business or Sports Marketing
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Michelle Masterson, Physical Therapy Program

Coach Campbell: "Logan is enrolled in school now and working out with us. He had a tremendous career at quarterback, only losing three games in his entire career. He's athletic, has a great arm and has good moxie on the field. We're excited about his future here."

Logan Woodside completed 138-of-212 passes for 2,951 yards and a school-record 41 touchdowns as a senior. This past season, Woodside led Franklin County High School to a 12-1 record, advancing to the third round of the Kentucky state playoffs, and earned first-team all-state honors from MaxPreps. He also rushed for 428 yards and nine TDs, and added 65.5 tackles, five interceptions and 13 pass breakups on defense. Woodside was named Offensive MVP for Team Kentucky in Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game in Kentucky in December of  2012. As a junior, Woodside threw for 2,560 yards and 29 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 417 yards and seven TDs. A three-star recruit by Scout.com, Woodside was the quarterback MVP at the Midwest Ultimate 100 Camp.

Zach Yousey (YOW-zee) (Click here for highlight video)
Wide Receiver, Freshman, 6-1, 195, Columbus, OH-Harvest Prep
High School Coach: Jack Johnson
Anticipated Major: Business
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Dr. Clint Longenecker, College of Business

Coach Campbell: "Zach is a bigger wide receiver who also played a lot of quarterback in high school. He's fast, has good hands and has the ability to make plays in space."

Zach Yousey is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, and earned first-team all-conference and special mention all-district as a senior. He caught 18 passes for 328 yards, rushed for 722 on 57 attempts and scored 22 touchdowns for Harvest Prepatory School in Winchester, OH. Yousey, who was chosen to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game, caught 28 passes for 500 yards as a junior.

Robert Zimmerman (Click here for highlight video)
Defensive Tackle, Sophomore, 6-3, 340, Sumter, SC-Sumter/Hutchinson (KS) C.C.
High School Coach: Paul Sorrels
Anticipated Major: History
UT Faculty/Staff Recruiting Assistant: Stacy Bowers, Athletics Academic Coordinator

Coach Campbell: "Robert is a big man with great explosion. He makes a lot of plays in the backfield, and I think he has a chance to be a great run-stopper for us."

Robert Zimmerman, 6-3, 340 pounds, originally signed with Texas A&M out of Sumter (SC) High School in 2011 but transferred to Hutchinson (KS) Community College. He redshirted during the 2011 season and attended Hutchinson in 2012. A three-star recruit by 24/7Sports, Zimmerman will have sophomore eligibility next fall. As a senior in high school, he played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game.

 

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