Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Head Coach George O'Leary
announced the signing of 29 athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play football at UCF. The 2007 UCF signing class features 21 athletes from the State of Florida, four from Georgia, three from Louisiana and the first high school recruit from Minnesota.
In all, the Golden Knights' class features three quarterbacks, one running back, two tight ends, four wide receivers, two offensive lineman, six defensive backs, three linebackers, four defensive lineman, three athletes and one specialist.
"We are very excited about this class because we were able to address a lot of our needs, especially at the skill positions," O'Leary said. "We went out to specifically recruit speed and athleticism at the wide receiver and defensive back positions and hopefully that has been accomplished."
The signing class includes a pair of teammates as Homestead (Fla.) High School All-State performers Alphonso Bryant and A.J. Guyton both inked to play for the Golden Knights. The last pair of teammates to sign with the Golden Knights were Kyle Fowler and Lamarr Guy, who both prepped at Lake Brantley (Fla.) High School.
The 29-member class includes only one junior college signee. Mike Greco (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pearl River Community College) was one of the trio of quarterbacks that signed. He played one season of junior college ball after originally signing with North Carolina State in 2005.
Class of 2007
On-Campus - Started Classes in January at UCF
Darin Baldwin DB 5-11 176 Homestead, Fla. (South Dade)
Earned three letters playing football under Don Drinkhahn at South Dade High School ... Named first team All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association after making 40 tackles, picking off five passes and returning three kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior ... Earned second team All-Dade County honors as a junior ... Was the 28th ranked cornerback recruit in the nation by Scout.com in the class of 2005 ... Also an All-State and All-County performer in wrestling, finished runner-up at the state championship as a junior and senior ... Also recruited by Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and Arizona State.
Jake Goray TE 6-3 243 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
Awarded four letters playing football for Bobby Moore at Choctawhatchee High School ... Played tight end where he combined for 10 catches and 180 yards and a touchdown during his junior and senior seasons ... Was the team's offensive captain as a senior ... Earned Class 4A All-State honorable mention honors by the Florida Sports Writers Association and was an Okaloosa County Dandy Dozen honoree as a senior ... Also punted in high school, averaging more than 36 yards as a junior and 40.9 as a senior ... Named All-Okaloosa County those two seasons as well ... Ranked as the 70th best tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Also lettered in baseball, basketball and track and field ... Was a member of the National Honor Society, carrying a weighted GPA of 4.3 ... Senior Scholar Award winner ... Recruited by Houston, Southern Miss, Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette and Middle Tennessee.
Troy Kelly LB 6-1 219 Arcadia, Fla. (DeSoto County)
Lettered all four years at linebacker for Gary Morton at DeSoto County High School ... Earned All-Area honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and was an honorable mention honoree as a freshman ... Named the Region Player of the Year as a senior for Charlotte, Manatee and DeSoto Counties after racking up 116 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... As a junior, posted 112 tackles (63 solo), nine tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions ... Named Defensive MVP of the 8th Annual South-Central All-Star Classic ... Ranked as the 42nd best weak side linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Earned a letter in basketball and two in track and field ... Also recruited by West Virginia, Indiana, Buffalo and USF.
Ereck Plancher WR 5-9 169 Naples, Fla. (Lely)
Earned two letters in football playing under Chris Metzger at Lely High School ... Named a first team All-Area and All-Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Earned Lely's Team Offensive MVP honor as a senior after rushing for 628 yards and seven touchdowns, while also catching 20 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns in limited action ... Was the Red Zone Player of the Year as a junior when he rushed for 1,028 yards and 14 touchdowns ... A member of the High Honor Roll as a junior and the National Honor Society as a senior (3.9 GPA) Earned a letter in basketball and two in track and field ... Also recruited by Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, UNLV and USF.
Signed National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day
Kamar Aiken ATH 6-2 205 Hollywood, Fla. (Chaminade-Madonna)
Lettered two years in football for Mark Guandolo at Chaminade-Madonna High School ... Earned Class 2A All-State honors as a defensive back by the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior defensive back ... Made 60 tackles and five interceptions, including a 95-yard school record return for a touchdown ... Also combined for 15 touchdowns and 1,000 yards rushing and receiving on offense ... Earned Miami Herald All-Broward County first-team honors as a defensive back as a junior and senior ... Had 26 catches for 700-plus yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior along with 68 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... Ranked as the 51st best prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel, the 67th best `athlete' in the nation by Rivals.com, the 72nd best wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com and ranked No. 110 nationally on The ESPN 150 ... Posted in the Florida Top 100 by Rivals.com in both football and basketball ... On the hardwood, also earned All-County and All-State accolades ... Also recruited by Florida State, Minnesota, North Carolina State and South Carolina.
Chaminade-Madonna Head Coach Mark Guandolo: "Kamar is a great athlete, who can run, jump and be very explosive. Not only is Kamar a special player, but he is a quality young man off the field."
Chad Alexander WR 6-2 185 Lake Wales, Fla. (Lake Wales)
Earned two letters in football playing for Rod Shafer at Lake Wales High School ... His senior season was cut short by an injury that occurred in the fourth game of the season ... Led team with 10 catches and two touchdowns in a run-oriented offense his junior season ... A standout in track and field as a sprinter, anchored the state qualifying 4x100-meter relay team and also reached the finals in the 200-meter dash as a junior ... Also received interest from Auburn, Louisville and Mississippi.
Lake Wales Head Coach Rod Shafer on Chad Alexander: "Chad is an outstanding student and athlete. Unfortunately he broke his hand during the fourth game of the season and we lost him for the rest of the way. His 4.4 speed will make him a big time player. Because of his injury he was unable to play on any all-star teams, but he was invited to both the Central All Star Game and the North South game."
Justin Boddie DB 6-2 180 Atlanta, Ga. (North Atlanta)
Lettered all four years and served as team captain his senior season for Allen Sitterle at North Atlanta High School ... Earned team MVP honors after passing for more than 700 yards and rushing for 682 yards his senior season ... Combined for 22 touchdowns his last year, including one kickoff return and two punt returns ... As a junior, passed for more than 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Earned three letters in track and field and one in baseball ... Also received interest from East Carolina, Miami (Ohio) and Middle Tennessee.
North Atlanta Head Coach Allen Sitterle on Justin Boddie: "Justin is an outstanding person who is also a great athlete. In 30 years of coaching, Justin has as much potential as any athlete I have coached."
Alphonso Bryant DB 6-0 190 Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Lettered three years for Bobby McCray at Homestead High School ... Named first team Class 6A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association and first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald ... During his senior year, totaled 40 catches for 674 yards and six touchdowns, while also registering 54 tackles and two interceptions ... As a junior, caught 32 passes for 620 yards and eight touchdowns and picked off five passes ... Had 22 catches for 452 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore ... The two-way standout is ranked as the 13th best prospect in the state by the Orlando Sentinel ... Rivals.com has him rated as the 19th best wide receiver prospect in the nation and the 26th best overall prospect in the state of Florida ... Scout.com ranks him as the 36th best wide receiver prospect in the nation ...Also recruited by Rutgers, Minnesota, Florida State and Miami.
Jack Carter DE 6-2 225 Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef)
A two-year football team captain and three-time letter winner for James Bryant at Coral Reef High School ... Named honorable mention All-Dade County as a junior and senior by the Miami Herald ... Registered 82 tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... Posted 68 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries his junior season ... Played in All-County game and Dade vs. Broward All-Star games his senior year ... Also earned letters in basketball and track and field ... North Carolina and Miami (Fla.) also recruited the defensive end.
Blake Clingan K 6-3 220 Coral Springs, Fla. (Coral Springs)
Lettered in two seasons for coach Ray Gould at Coral Springs High School ... Signed to punt in college, Clingan also saw time at quarterback, wide receiver and tight end on the prep level ... Averaged 41.0 yards a punt as a junior and 47.0 yards as a senior ... Had three punts of 70 yards in his last season and also pinned eight punts inside the 20 ... Ranked as the No. 3 punting prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Named second team All-Broward County as a punter by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and honorable mention All-Broward County as a punter by The Miami Herald.
Coarl Springs Head Coach Ray Gould on Blake Clingan:"Blake is a big, strong young man with a major-league leg. Blake will be a major asset to the University of Central Florida."
Muhammed De'Reese RB 6-1 210 Titusville, Fla. (Titusville)
Earned three letters playing football for coach Bobby Guthrie at Titusville High School ... The three-time All-Conference honoree was also named All-District as a junior and a senior ... Rushed for 714 yards and nine touchdowns in only six games his senior season ... As a junior, rushed for 834 yards and 11 scores ... Named a Brevard County All-Star and two-time MVP of his Titusville team ... Also lettered three years in track and field and wrestling, which he is two-time All-State performer is undefeated as a senior entering the state competition ... Also recruited by Florida Atlantic, Marshall and Southern Miss.
Titusville Head Coach Bobby Guthrie on Muhammed De'Reese: "Muhammed is the perfect example of what we try to instill in our athletes. He has performed exceptionally well in the classroom and on the playing field. I look for him to continue to be an impact player at the next level."
Michael Greco QB 6-3 220 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Pearl River C.C.)
Lettered four seasons as a quarterback at Cardinal Gibbons High School for coach Michael Morrill before enrolling at North Carolina State as a true freshman in 2005 ... Earned Most Improved Quarterback and Best Offensive Newcomer at the N.C. State Spring Game in 2006 ... Transferred to Pearl River Community College (Poplarville, Miss.) for the 2006 season and played in two-plus games before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign ... Had amassed 612 yards and four touchdowns on 53-of-86 attempts prior to the injury ... Ranked as the 98th best junior college prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... As a prep, played in Broward-Dade All-Star Game and North-South All-Star Game ... Passed for 397 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another 186 yards and one touchdown his senior season ... Registered 820 passing yards and 350 rushing yards, combining for 11 touchdowns as a junior ... Rated as the No. 31 quarterback nationally by Scout.com and the 60th best player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com coming out of high school ...Also recruited by Oklahoma, Southern Miss and USF.
Pearl River Community College Head Coach Tim Hatten:"Mike is a phenomenal athlete with great speed and a strong arm. He was the fastest guy on our team last year. He is just a real, real gifted athlete. We would have won the national championship last year if we had him for the whole year."
A.J. Guyton ATH 5-11 184 Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
Earned three letters for coach Bobby McCray at Homestead High School ... Named to the 6A All-State second team as an athlete by the Florida Sports Writers Association following his senior year where he played both quarterback and defensive back ... Completed 106-of-200 passes for 1,564 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to first team All-Dade County honors ... Career totals of 3,100-plus passing yards, 800-plus rushing yards and 40 total touchdowns ... Ranked as the 60th best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... Also recruited by Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and USF.
Derrick Hallman DB 6-0 191 Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Fort Pierce Central)
Earned three letters in football playing for Christ Hutchings at Fort Pierce Central High School ... Collected 5A All-State first team honors as a utility player after seeing action at defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner during his senior year ... Also earned All-Area honors ... Named The Palm Beach Post's Defensive Player of the Year and the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Defensive Player of the Year ... Recorded 108 tackles, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries and scored three defensive touchdowns as a team captain during his senior year ... On offense his senior year, caught 16 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns ... Collected 60 tackles and three interceptions as a junior and also had 12 catches for 144 yards ... Earned four letters in track and field and also served as the team captain for that sport his senior year ... Also recruited by Arizona State, Colorado State and Mississippi State.
Fort Pierce Central Head Coach Chris Hutchings: "(Derrick) is the prototype kid colleges look for in recruiting. He's personable, he has the academics, he's a good kid and he's a good football player. He has the ability to run sideline-to-sideline and he's physical, with good size and hips."
Patrick Hanse DT 6-3 271 Miami, Fla. (Monsignor Pace)
Served as the team's defensive captain for coach Joe Zaccheo at Monsignor Pace High School ... Named second team Class 3A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association and first team All-Dade County for Class A-3A by the Miami Herald ... Posted 75 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior season ... Ranked as the 85th best defensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Also recruited by Florida-International, Louisiana-Lafayette and Western Michigan.
Monsignor Pace Head Coach Joe Zaccheo on Patrick Hanse: "(Patrick) has great character, is a hard worker and the best is yet to come."
Sidney Haynes WR 6-4 210 Suwanee, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)
Earned four letters in football under the direction of coach Blair Armstrong at Peachtree Ridge High School ... Named honorable mention Class 5A All-State and All-Region 7 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution following his senior year ... Earned Georgia Top 50 distinction by the AJC ... Was an All-Gwinnett County honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Caught 48 passes for 700 receiving yards and five touchdowns his senior year ... Made 34 grabs for 668 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Also lettered four years in basketball where he was a four-time All-County honoree ... Member of the Peachtree Ridge 1,000-point club ... Also recruited by East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Kentucky.
Peachtree Ridge Head Coach Blair Armstrong Sidney Haynes: "Sidney is an outstanding wide receiver. He has great hands, great moves and great speed. He is a very aggressive blocker and makes plays when it counts. He is the total package."
Josh Linam LB 6-2 235 Tavares, Fla. (Tavares)
Earned four letters in football for coach George Sneed at Tavares High School ... Named to the Class 3A All-State second team by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Awarded 3A-District 8 Player of the Year honors after registering 110 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and one interception ... Named All-Lake County first team and All-Central Florida second team defense by the Orlando Sentinel ... Two-time All-Area honoree and area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior when he posted 146 tackles (91 solo) and had four tackles for a loss ... Rated the 34th best inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and the 71st best strong side linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Lettered in basketball for three seasons ... Also recruited by Florida International, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Navy and UAB.
Tavares Head Coach George Sneed on Josh Linam: "One of the greatest talents ever out of Tavares High School. Josh is a hard worker who would be an asset to anyone's program and we are absolutely thrilled he is going to be a UCF Golden Knight, and that's from an alumnus."
Chad Keys DB 6-1 170 Covington, La. (St. Paul's)
Earned four letters playing on both sides of the ball for coach Ken Sears at the St. Paul's School ... Named first team Class 5A All-State as a wide receiver by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after hauling in 61 passes for 1,295 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Also earned All-Metro, All-District, All-St. Tammany honors as a senior ... As a junior caught 28 passes for 481 yards and four touchdowns ... Schools that also showed interest were Arkansas, Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi and Tulane.
St. Paul's Head Coach Ken Sears on Chad Keys: "Chad is by far one of the best players to ever grace the grounds of the St. Paul's School. He has a very bright future ahead of him."
Darius Nall DE 6-3 226 Douglasville, Ga. (Chapel Hill)
Served as team captain his senior season for coach Michael Bedosky at Chapel Hill High School ... Earned three letters at the school and was named All-Douglas County as a junior and a senior ... Awarded Douglas County Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior after posting 68 tackles (47 solos) and a new school record 10.5 sacks ... Also blocked three kicks en route to earning Team Defensive MVP honors ... On offense, gained 182 yards rushing, 91 receiving and scored two touchdowns ... Selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Football Game ... Lettered two years in basketball and four in track and field ... Also recruited by Indiana, Louisville, Southern Miss and Tulane.
Chapel Hill Head Coach Michael Bedosky on Darius Nall: "Darius is a very talented young man with an incredible future. I have enjoyed coaching him over the last four years and I am looking forward to watching him at UCF."
Adam Nissley TE 6-6 235 Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth)
Lettered three seasons at tight end for coach Greg Slattery at South Forsyth High School ... Named Class 5A All-State honorable mention as a senior ... Earned All-Region 7-5A first team as a senior after finishing the campaign with 24 catches and a touchdown ... Named All-Forsyth County as a junior and senior ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Northside first team and AJC Northside Super 11 ... Had 10 catches and two touchdowns as a junior ... Rated as the 77th best tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Only player from Forsyth County to sign with a Division I school in 2007 ... Also recruited by Southern Miss and Wake Forest.
South Forsyth Head Coach Greg Slattery on Adam Nissley: "Adam will be a tremendous asset to UCF. He is athletic, an incredible worker and he is an intense competitor."
Billy Offutt OL 6-6 306 Winter Park, Fla. (Lake Howell)
Served as team captain his senior season for coach Matt Kemper at Lake Howell High School where he earned three football letters as an offensive tackle ...Named honorable mention Class 5A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Recognized on the All-Central Florida second team offense and the All-Seminole County fist team offense by the Orlando Sentinel ... Named All-Conference, All-County and All-District as a junior ... Played in the East-West All-Star Game ... Also recruited by Missouri and Missouri State.
Lake Howell Head Coach Matt Kemper on Billy Offutt: "Billy Offutt is an outstanding young man with all the physical tools to be a tremendous football player at UCF. It has been our pleasure to have coached him at Lake Howell H.S."
Jason Pierre-Paul DE 6-5 223 Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)
Earned a pair of letters in football for coach Art Taylor at Deerfield Beach High School ... Started playing the game prior to his junior season in high school ... Named first team All-Broward County Class 4A-6A by the Miami Herald and second team All-Broward County Class 4A-6A by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Posted 92 tackles, 15 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 10 pass break-ups, eight forced fumbles, two touchdown receptions at tight end as a senior ... Named MVP of the USA Global All-Star game ... Also recruited by Temple.
Deerfield Beach Head Coach Art Taylor on Jason Pierre-Paul: "One of the best defensive ends I have ever coached or seen. He is a game changer."
Nick Pieschel OL 6-7 295 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Earned four letters at St. Thomas Aquinas playing four of the five spots on the offensive line for coach George Smith ... Served as the team captain his senior season and was named honorable mention All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Also lettered two years in wrestling and one year in track and field as a shot putter ...Team was the Class 5A runner-up three times during his prep career.
Nate Tice QB 6-4 205 Edina, Minn. (Edina)
Lettered three years at quarterback for Kim Nelson at Edina High School ... Named All-Conference first team and an All-State honorable mention honoree as a senior ... Posted a 64-percent completion rate, throwing for 1,300-plus yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games ... Son of current Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice ... The latter Tice also played quarterback for George O'Leary, at Central Islip (N.Y.) High School in the mid-1970's ... Also received interest from Maryland, Minnesota and Oklahoma State.
Edina Head Coach Kim Nelson on Nate Tice: "Nate has a tremendous knowledge and passion for football. He is a very accurate passer and is excellent at reading coverages. He will just continue to work hard and excel at UCF."
Reggie Weams DB 6-0 190 Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist)
Lettered three years in football for coach Guy Mistretta at Redemptorist High School ... Named first team Class 3A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after recording 80 tackles (51 solo), seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries for touchdowns ... Shared District 8-3A Defensive MVP honors as well as earning All-Metro honors ... Ranked as the 40th best player in the state of the Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Helped lead team to Class 3A state title during his junior season ... Had 110 tackles, seven interceptions and eight pass break-ups during that campaign ... Lettered two years in track where he earned All-Region and All-District honors and was the 300-meter hurdles state runner-up as a junior ... Joins Redemptorist graduate Johnnell Neal in the UCF secondary ... Also recruited by Grambling, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana.
Joe Weatherford QB 6-4 200 Land O' Lakes, Fla. (Land O' Lakes)
Lettered three years at quarterback for coach John Benedetto at Land O' Lakes High School ... Named Class 5A Mr. Football by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and a second team All-State honoree by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Also earned second team All-Sun Coast honors, first team All-District 5-5A, and first team All-Conference honors as a senior ... Led county in passing and team to Class 5A, District 5 title as a senior throwing for 2,141 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Rated as the 29th best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and the 91st best prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... As a junior, passed for 1,950 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Brother of Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford ... Lettered in basketball for two seasons at the guard position ... Also recruited by Louisville, Duke, Colorado State, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Land O' Lakes Head Coach John Benedetto on Joe Weatherford: "We feel confident that Joe will impact the UCF football program and school in a positive way both as a quarterback and a student. Joe has all the tools to play quarterback in college, and the competitive drive to be a very good player for the Golden Knights."
Darnell Williams ATH 6-1 180 Winter Park, Fla. (Winter Park)
Lettered four years in football with his final year at Winter Park High School for Larry Gergley ... His first three letters Named second-team Class 6A All-State as a defensive back by the Florida Sports Writers Association ...Recognized on the All-Central Florida first team defense and All-Orange Country first team offense by the Orlando Sentinel ... Had 40-plus tackles and five interceptions as a senior on defense and accounted for more than 800 receiving yards and 11 scores on offense ... Had five touchdown plays of 50 yards or longer as a senior ... Earned MVP honors at the Central Florida High School All-Star Game ... During his junior season, registered 25 catches for two touchdowns and added three interceptions ... Ranked as the 36th best prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Also recruited by Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska and North Carolina State.
Winter Park Head Coach Larry Gergley on Darnell Williams: "The most exciting player I've ever seen at that age. Only certain players have a huge impact in every game they play in and on every team they play for. Darnell is one of them."
Khymest Williams WR 5-10 165 Lutcher, La. (Lutcher)
A standout athlete who earned four letters in football, basketball and baseball during his high school years ... A two-year offensive team captain for football coach Tim Detillier ... Helped lead Lutcher to the Class 3A Louisiana state titles in 2003 and 2006 ... Neared the 1,000-yard rushing mark as a senior and added more than 700 yards receiving ... Combined for 22 touchdowns (17 rushing, five receiving) and was named honorable mention Class 3A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Earned All-River Parrish All-Star accolades as well as All-Metro and All-Conference honors ... Also recruited by Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Southeastern Louisiana and TCU.
Lutcher Head Coach Tim Detillier on Khymest Williams: "Khymest is one of the best players to ever play for the Lutcher Bulldogs. He led us to the 2006 state championship. He is a `once in a lifetime player' that will do fantastic things at UCF."
Lawrence Young LB 6-0 195 Pensacola, Fla. (Woodham)
A four-year letter winner for coach Mike Smith at Woodham High School ... Served as the team captain his senior year when he led the Pensacola Bay Area with 130 tackles ... Earned All-Area honors as a senior and All-Northwest Florida accolades as a junior ... Had 91 tackles and five sacks his junior season ... Ranked as the 53rd best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com and 91st best prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... Also earned three letters in baseball, playing first base and left field ... Also recruited by Clemson, Mississippi and USF.
Woodham Head Coach Mike Smith on Lawrence Young: "Lawrence is not only a great athlete and competitor, but he is also a great person as well. He will be a tremendous asset to the UCF program."