Amassed 1,483 yards and 13 touchdowns through the air and rushed for another 931 yards and 12 TDs, and earned a spot in Division 13-5A's second-team all-district squad in 2011

Chose A&M over Auburn, Arkansas, Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State

Matt Davis

position: QB
height: 6'2" weight: 202
high school: Klein Forest
hometown: Houston, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Ken Hammock at Klein Forest HS in Houston, Texas.
  • Earned District 13-5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore after completing 100 out of 171 passes for 1,393 yards and 14 touchdowns, as well as running the ball 190 times for 1,427 yards and 22 touchdowns.
  • After missing his junior year due to a knee injury, he returned for his senior year and amassed 1,483 yards and 13 touchdowns through the air and rushed for another 931 yards and 12 TDs, and a spot in Division 13-5A's second-team all-district squad.
  • 4-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com
  • Rated No. 107 overall and the No. 6 quarterback in the ESPNU 150.
  • Rated No. 119 overall and No. 3 among quarterbacks by Rivals.com.
  • Ranked No. 5 dual-threat quarterback nationally by 247sports.com.
  • Ranked No. 6 quarterback nationally by Scout.com.
  • Rated by SuperPrep as the No. 1 quarterback and No. 16 player overall from Texas.  Also part of the SuperPrep All-American 290 as the No. 6 quarterback.
  • Ranked No. 21 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Chose A&M over offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State.

Personal

  • Matt Davis is the son of Howard and Ginny Davis.
  • Born November 20, 1993.
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Recorded 34 tackles, including two tackles for loss, while making two interceptions and breaking up 13 passes in 2011

Chose A&M over Arkansas and Tennessee

Tremaine Jacobs

position: DB
height: 6'1" weight: 180
college:Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
hometown: Covington, LA

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Junior College

  • Coached by Steve Campbell at Mississippi Gulf Coach CC.
  • Recorded 34 tackles, including two tackles for loss, while making two interceptions and breaking up 13 passes in 2011. Also had a pair of fumble recoveries, including one he returned for a touchdown.
  • A dangerous return man, Jacobs amassed 616 yards and a touchdown on 28 punt and kickoff returns.
  • Had a season-high 10 tackles against Pearl River CC, and nine stops against East Mississippi CC.
  • Ranked as the No. 44 JUCO player and the No. 6 defensive back nationally by SuperPrep.
  • 4-star prospect by 247sports.com.
  • 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
  • Chose to attend A&M over offers from Arkansas and Tennessee.

High School

  • Coached by Malter Scobel at Covington HS.

Personal

  • Otis Jacobs is the son of Otis and LaJoyce Jacobs.
  • Born on May 20, 1992.
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Posted 123 tackles with two sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior at South Houston

Chose A&M over Oklahoma State, Houston, and Rice

Kenneth Marshall

position: DB
height: 6'0" weight: 191
high school: South Houston
hometown: South Houston, TX

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High School

  • Coached by C.L. Whittington at South Houston HS.
  • Two-time first-team All-District 22-5A selection.
  • Four-year starter for the Trojans.
  • Posted 123 tackles with two sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior at South Houston.
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com.
  • Ranked No. 19 safety nationally by 247sports.com and No. 20 safety nationally by Scout.com.
  • Rated a 3-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals.com.
  • Ranked as the No. 75 overall player and the No. 14 defensive back in Texas by SuperPrep.
  • Marshall chose A&M over offers from Oklahoma State, Houston, and Rice.

Personal

  • Kenneth Marshall is the son of Brandon Ware and Annita Marshall.
  • Born on October 12, 1993.
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Caught 44 passes for 864 yards and 10 touchdowns while helping the Cardinals to an 8-3 record and the second round of the playoffs in 2011
Rated the No. 33 JUCO player nationally and the No. 6 wide receiver by SuperPrep

Derel Walker

position: WR
height: 6'2" weight: 175
college:Trinity Valley CC
hometown: Athens, TX

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Junior College

  • Coached by Brad Smiley at Trinity Valley CC.
  • Caught 44 passes for 864 yards and 10 touchdowns while helping the Cardinals to an 8-3 record and the second round of the playoffs in 2011.
  • Citizens Bank Bowl Player of the Game in 2011.
  • Started five games as a freshman while helping Trinity Valley CC advance to the second round of the playoffs in 2010.
  • Rated the No. 33 JUCO player nationally and the No. 6 wide receiver by SuperPrep.

High School

  • Coached by Keith Hendrix at Hillsboro HS.
  • Was a football, baseball and track and field standout at Hillsboro.
  • Earned 2009 All-Centex honors as a wide receiver from the Waco Tribune-Herald.
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Earned first-team Super Team honors from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 2011
Chose A&M over Oklahoma, Houston, SMU, Texas Tech, and Purdue

Kimo Tipoti

position: OL
height: 6'3" weight: 330
high school: L.D. Bell
hometown: Hurst, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Mark Smith at L.D. Bell HS in Hurst, Texas.
  • Offense-Defense All-American.
  • Earned first-team Super Team honors from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram after grading out at 85 percent with 63 "pancake" blocks as a senior in 2011. Tipoti didn't allow a quarterback sack in 2011.
  • Also earned All-District 6-5A honors in 2011.
  • Received second-team Super Team honors from the Star-Telegram as a junior in 2010.
  • 4-star prospect by ESPNU, which rated Tipoti as the No. 42 offensive tackle nationally.
  • Rated the No. 26 offensive guard nationally by Scout.com.
  • Rivals.com rated Tipoti the No. 22 offensive guard in the nation.
  • Rated the No. 62 overall player in Texas and the No. 10 offensive lineman from the state.
  • Chose A&M over interest from Oklahoma, Houston, SMU, Texas Tech, and Purdue.

Personal

  • Kimo Tipoti is the son of Tipoti and Filipina Tipoti.
  • Born on December 2, 1993.
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Earned first-team all-state honors after racking up a team-high 109 tackles.

Chose A&M over Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas State.

Edmond Ray

position: DT
height: 6'5" weight: 290
high school: Ritenour
hometown: St. Louis, MO

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High School

  • Coached by Hoyt Gregory at Ritenour HS in St. Louis, Mo.
  • SuperPrep All-American
  • Was named the 2011 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
  • Ranked No. 6 prospect in the St. Louis Dispatch Super 30.
  • Was a Suburban North all-conference first-team selection on offense and defense.
  • Earned first-team all-state honors after racking up a team-high 109 tackles, along with three sacks and an interception as a senior in 2011.
  • As a junior in 2010, Ray posted 73 tackles and eight sacks.
  • Rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPNU and 247sports.com.
  • Ranked No. 26 defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com
  • Ranked No. 47 defensive tackle nationally by 247sports.com.
  • Ranked No. 68 defensive tackle by ESPNU.
  • Rated No. 23 recruit in the Midlands area by SuperPrep.
  • No. 37-ranked defensive lineman on SuperPrep's All-America 290 list.
  • Chose A&M over Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas State.
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Named Defensive MVP of District 11-5A after posting 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three interceptions as a senior in 2011
Chose A&M over Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tennessee, and Texas Tech

Michael Richardson

position: DE
height: 6'2" weight: 228
high school: DeSoto
hometown: DeSoto, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Claude Mathis at DeSoto HS.
  • Offense-Defense All-American.
  • Earned Class 5A second-team All-State honors by the Associated Press.
  • Named Defensive MVP of District 11-5A after posting 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three interceptions as a senior in 2011.
  • As a junior, Richardson compiled 60 tackles and four sacks to earn second-team All-District honors.
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPNU and 247sports.com.
  • Ranked the No. 21 defensive end nationally by ESPNU, and the No. 16 weakside defensive end by 247sports.com.
  • Rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
  • SuperPrep rated him the No. 46 player overall and the No. 7 defensive end in Texas.
  • Ranked No. 27 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Chose A&M over offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tennessee, and Texas Tech.

Personal

  • Michael Richardson is the son of Rachel Richardson and Tasha Thomas.
  • Born on January 23, 1994.
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Named District 19-4A Defensive MVP as a senior in 2011
Chose Texas A&M over SMU

Tyrone Taylor

position: DE
height: 6'3" weight: 210
high school: Galena Park
hometown: Galena Park, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Ray Zepeda at Galena Park HS.
  • Named District 19-4A Defensive MVP as a senior in 2011.
  • Earned second-team All-Greater Houston honors by the Houston Chronicle in 2011.
  • Named first-team All-District 19-4A as a junior in 2010.
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPNU and 247sports.com, and 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
  • Ranked the No. 25 defensive end nationally by ESPNU.
  • Rated the No. 21 weakside defensive end nationally by 247sports.com.
  • SuperPrep ranked him at No. 110 overall and the No. 12 defensive end in Texas.
  • Ranked No. 44 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Chose Texas A&M over SMU.

Personal

  • Tyrone Taylor is the son of Kimberly Taylor of Galena Park, Texas.
  • His brother, Tyrell, signed with the Aggies in 2011 and saw action as a true freshman.
  • Born December 7, 1992.
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Received first-team All-District 14-4A honors and Class 4A All-State honorable mention after recording 75 tackles, nine tackles for loss and three interceptions in 2011
Chose A&M over offers from Arkansas, Stanford, and Arizona

Jordan Richmond

position: LB
height: 6'1" weight: 220
high school: Ryan
hometown: Denton, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Joey Florence at Denton Ryan HS.
  • Earned all-state mention as a junior and a senior.
  • Received first-team All-District 14-4A honors and Class 4A All-State honorable mention after recording 75 tackles, nine tackles for loss and three interceptions in 2011.
  • Earned third-team All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable mention All-State honors from the Associated Press after compiling 134 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and four pass break ups as a junior in 2010. 
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPNU, 247sports.com and Rivals.com.
  • Selected to the ESPNU 150 at No. 103 overall and the No. 8 ranked outside linebacker.
  • Rated the No. 26 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com, and was the No. 30 OLB by Scout.com.
  • SuperPrep put him in their All-American 290 as the No. 39 LB, and he was listed as the No. 30 player overall and the No. 4 linebacker in Texas.
  • Chose A&M over offers from Arkansas, Stanford, and Arizona.

Personal

  • Jordan Richmond is the son of Larry and Carmen Richmond.
  • Born on January 6, 1994.
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Earned first-team Class 5A All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in 2011
Chose A&M over Cal, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baylor

Julien Obioha

position: OL
height: 6'4" weight: 255
high school: Brother Martin
hometown: New Orleans, LA

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High School

  • Coached by Mark Bonis at Brother Martin HS in New Orleans, La.
  • Earned first-team Class 5A All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in 2011.
  • Racked up 59 tackles and six quarterback sacks in his first season as a defensive tackle in 2011.
  • Rated a 3-star prospect by ESPNU, 247sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  • Ranked the No. 26 strongside defensive end nationally by 247sports.com.
  • Ranked the No. 51 defensive end nationally by ESPNU.
  • Rated the No. 26 prospect in Louisiana.
  • Ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 19 player and the No. 4 defensive end in Louisiana.
  • Chose to attend A&M over offers from Cal, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baylor.

Personal

  • Julien Obioha is the son of Pius and Catherin Obioha.
  • Born on July 7, 1994.
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Named a 2011 Under Armour All-American as a senior after compiling 27 tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, five passes broken up and two blocked kicks
Chose A&M over Stanford, Cal, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee

De'Vante Harris

position: DB
height: 5'10" weight: 160
high school: Horn
hometown: Mesquite, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Rodney Webb at Mesquite Horn HS.
  • Under Armour All-American.
  • Named District 11-5A MVP as a senior after compiling 27 tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, five passes broken up and two blocked kicks
  • Allowed just three pass completions against him all year.
  • Awarded Defensive Newcomer of the Year for District 11-5A in 2010.
  • Rated as a 4-star recruit and part of ESPNU's National 150 at No. 144 and the No. 11 defensive back.
  • Rivals.com puts Harris as the No. 69 player overall and the No. 3 cornerback.
  • Rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 9 cornerback nationally by by 247sports.com.
  • Rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 16 cornerback nationally by Scout.com.
  • SuperPrep ranks him as the No. 36 player in Texas, and the No. 8 defensive back in Texas.
  • Chose A&M over offers from Stanford, Cal, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.

Personal

  • De'Vante Harris is the son of Rod and Tez Harris of Mesquite, Texas.
  • Born June 30, 1993.
  • His father, Rod Harris, ranks as one of Texas A&M's top receivers and return men in school history. Harris caught 87 passes for 1,395 yards from 1985-88, and held the Aggies' school record for career kickoff return yards for more than 20 years until Cyrus Gray recently broke his record. Harris played for the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles in a three-year NFL career from 1989-91. The elder Harris was drafted in the fourth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.
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Earned second-team All-State honors by the Associated Press and first-team All-District 20-5A honors
Chose A&M over Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Mississippi State

Germain Ifedi

position: OL
height: 6'5" weight: 304
high school: Westside
hometown: Houston, TX

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U.S. Army All-American, SuperPrep All-American, first-team All-State pick on offense and a third-team selection on defense in 2011
Chose A&M over TCU, LSU, Missouri, Baylor and Arkansas

Edward Pope

position: ATH
height: 6'2" weight: 175
high school: Carthage
hometown: Carthage, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Scott Surratt at Carthage HS.
  • U.S. Army All-American.
  • SuperPrep All-American.
  • Was a first-team All-State pick on offense and a third-team selection on defense in 2011.
  • Earned first-team All-East Texas honors on offense and defense by the Longview News-Journal.
  • As a receiver, Pope caught 76 passes for 1,233 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2011.
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals.com.
  • Ranked the No. 17 athlete nationally by Rivals.com.
  • Ranked the No. 16 athlete nationally by 247sports.com.
  • Ranked the No. 30 safety nationally by ESPNU.
  • Ranked the No. 33 safety nationally by Scout.com
  • Rated a 3-star recruit by ESPNU and Scout.com.
  • SuperPrep ranked him the No. 25 player and No. 2 safety in Texas, and also rated him as the No. 23 defensive back in its national 290 list.
  • Chose A&M over TCU, LSU, Missouri, Baylor and Arkansas.

Personal

  • Edward Pope is the son of Jeffery Pope.
  • Born Feb. 10, 1994
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Compiled 85 receptions for 1,336 yards and 14 touchdowns from his wide receiver spots in 2011
Chose A&M over Memphis and Baylor

Sabian Holmes

position: WR
height: 5'11" weight: 175
high school: Carroll
hometown: Southlake, TX

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Named second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated, Army All-American
Chose A&M over Arizona, Texas Tech, LSU, and USC

Mike Matthews

position: OL
height: 6'3" weight: 304
high school: Elkins
hometown: Fort Bend, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Dennis Brantley at Elkins HS.
  • Army All-American.
  • Named second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated.
  • Earned All-Greater Houston honors from the Houston Chronicle as a senior.
  • Honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors in 2011.
  • Two-time All-District 23-5A selection after registering 60 "pancake" blocks as a junior and senior.
  • Recorded 27 "pancakes" and didn't allow a quarterback sack as a senior.
  • As a junior, he posted 33 "pancakes" and just one sack allowed.
  • ESPN ranked him as the No. 7 center nationally in 2011.
  • 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247sports.com.
  • Ranked No. 2 center nationally by Rivals.com.
  • Rated No. 32 player and No. 5 offensive lineman in Texas by SuperPrep.
  • Ranked No. 28 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Matthews chose A&M over offers from Arizona, Texas Tech, LSU, and USC.

Personal

  • Michael Matthews is the son of Carrie and Bruce Matthews of Sugar Land, Texas.
  • Born on January 27, 1994
  • His father, Bruce, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2007 after an illustrious 19-year career with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans, and currently serves as an assistant coach with the Titans.
  • His oldest brother, Kevin, was a two-year starter at center for the Aggies (2008-09).
  • Another brother, Jake, has started the past two seasons at offensive tackle for the Aggies.
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Posted 100 tackles, including 12 quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery, as a senior in 2011
Chose A&M over USC, UCLA and Washington

Alonzo Williams

position: DE
height: 6'4" weight: 248
high school: L.B. Polytechnic
hometown: Long Beach, CA

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Earned All-District 9-5A honors after making 34 catches for 803 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior at Skyline
Chose A&M over Oregon, USC, Notre Dame, Texas and Miami

Thomas Johnson

position: WR
height: 5'11" weight: 180
high school: Skyline
hometown: Dallas, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Reginald Samples at Dallas Skyline HS.
  • Under Armour All-American.
  • Earned All-District 9-5A honors after making 34 catches for 803 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior at Skyline.
  • Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPNU, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com.
  • Ranked No. 33 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 3 wide receiver.
  • Ranked No. 34 player and No. 4 wide receiver by Rivals.com.
  • Rated the No. 8 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com.
  • Rated the No. 5 wide receiver nationally by 247sports.com.
  • SuperPrep rated Johnson the No. 8 player and the No. 2 receiver in the state, as well as the No. 11 wideout nationally.
  • Ranked No. 6 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Chose A&M over Oregon, USC, Notre Dame, Texas and Miami (Fla.).

Personal

  • Thomas Johnson is the son of Robert Johnson and Linda Hanks.
  • Born April 18, 1994.
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Finished 2011 with 447 carries for 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns, along with 10 kickoff returns for 346 yards and 2 scores
Chose A&M over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, and Miami

Trey Williams

position: RB
height: 5'8" weight: 175
high school: Dekaney
hometown: Spring, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Willie Amendola at Dekaney HS in Spring, Texas.
  • 2011 Parade All-American.
  • 2011 Sports Illustrated All-American.
  • 2011 U.S. Army All-American.
  • 2011 SuperPrep All-American.
  • 2011 Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year finalist.
  • Earned Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the first-team All-State team.
  • First-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football (Winter 2012 edition).
  • All-Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle.
  • Finished his senior season with 447 carries for 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns, along with 10 kickoff returns for 346 yards and 2 scores, and six punt returns for 113 yards and another TD.
  • As a junior, he rushed for 2,290 yards and 20 touchdowns on 251 carries, which earned him Class 5A second-team All-State honors and the District 13-5A MVP award.
  • As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,930 yards and 18 TDs, and was named Newcomer of the Year in District 13-5A.
  • Finished his high school career with 8,110 yards and 86 touchdowns on 935 carries.
  • Ranked No. 56 on the ESPNU 150, and also rated the No. 5 running back.
  • Ranked No. 15 nationally by Rivals.com, and also rated the No. 3 running back.
  • Rated a 5-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Rivals.com.
  • Rated the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the nation by 247sports.com.
  • SuperPrep rated him as the No. 8 player in the nation in their Elite 50, as well as the No. 2 RB in the All-American 290. 
  • Rated the No. 3 overall player in the state by SuperPrep.
  • Ranked No. 3 on the Austin American-Stateman's Fab 55.
  • Chose A&M over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, and Miami.

Personal

  • Trey Williams is the son of Phillip and Donna Williams.
  • Born Dec. 11, 1992.
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Two-time All-District 6-5A defensive end
Chose A&M over Arkansas, Baylor, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

Polo Manukainiu

position: DE
height: 6'5" weight: 255
high school: Trinity
hometown: Euless, TX

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High School

  • Coached by Steve Lineweaver at Euless Trinity HS.
  • Two-time All-District 6-5A defensive end.
  • Helped Trinity to an undefeated regular season and the third round of the Class 5A Div. I playoff by compiling 43 tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks as a senior.
  • As a junior, he compiled 60 tackles, including five quarterback sacks.
  • 4-star prospect by ESPN and 247sports.com.
  • ESPNU rated Manukainiu as the No. 33 defensive end in the nation.
  • Rated the No. 16 strongside defensive end in the nation by 247sports.com.
  • 3-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  • Ranked No. 39 defensive end nationally by Scout.com.
  • No. 30 defensive end nationally by Rivals.com.
  • Ranked the No. 39 overall player and the No.  5 defensive end in the state of Texas by SuperPrep.

Personal

  • Polo Manukainiu is the son of Lima Uhatafe.
  • Born Jan. 22, 1994.
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