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February 3, 2010

Official signing day list

Bryon Bennett, DL, 6-2, 250, Madison Central (HS), MS. A SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrep preseason All-America teams ... Earned first team All-Metro and All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger and was a first team Class 6A All-State pick by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Rated the No. 38 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com ... Listed No. 9 on The Clarion-Ledger's Top 10 Most Wanted list ... Ranked the No. 11 player in Mississippi and the No. 33 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 5 player in the state and the No. 56 defensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 9 player in Mississippi and the No. 37 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 9 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Helped lead Madison Central to the 6A state semi-final game as a senior ... Participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior ... Rated the No. 12 player in Mississippi by the Mississippi Press ... Recorded 73 tackles and 10.5 QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 72 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Bobby Hall.

Cliff Coleman, DB, 5-10, 170, Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson HS), FL. Named to the PrepStar preseason All-Region team ... Rated the No. 67 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 39 player in Florida by the Miami Herald and No. 43 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Listed as the No. 90 CB in the nation and the No. 96 player in Florida by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 43 CB in the country by ESPN.com ... Earned third team All-Broward honors from the Miami Herald as a senior ... Participated in the Broward vs. Dade All-Star Game ... Coached in high school by Mark James.

Will Denny, OL/LS, 6-0, 240, Jackson (Jackson Academy), MS. Earned first team All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools .... Helped lead Jackson Academy to a 12-1 record as a senior ... Named one of the top 12 performers at the Chris Sailor National Kicking and Snapping competition ... Coached in high school by David Sykes.

Jared Duke, OL, 6-6, 325, Cleveland (Walker Valley HS), TN. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 11 player in Tennessee ... Earned first team Class 5A All-State honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and Tennessee Varsity as a senior ... Named to the PrepStar preseason All-Region team ... Rated the No. 13 player in Tennessee and the No. 67 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 8 player in Tennessee and the No. 33 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com ... Named to The Tennessean's 2009 Dream Team ... Coached in high school by Ted Lockerby.

Martez Eastland, RB, 6-0, 235, Ringgold (HS), GA. Rated the No. 4 fullback in the nation and the No. 59 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Named the Chattanooga Times Free Press Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Earned 6-3A Offensive Player of the Year honors and first team All-Region honors from the league coaches as junior and senior ... Named honorable mention Class 3A All-State by the Associated Press as a senior ... Ranked the No. 11 fullback in the country by Scout.com and No. 15 by ESPN.com ... Rushed for 1,561 and 30 TD's as a senior ... Ran for 1,531 yards and 19 TD's as a junior ... Coached in high school by Robert Atkins.

Cordell Giles, TE, 6-3, 235, Benoit (Ray Brooks HS), MS. Ranked the No. 17 player in the state and No. 20 TE in the nation by Rivals.com ... Earned first team 1A All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a junior ... Named to The Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 Recruits list ... Ranked the No. 14 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Posted 74 tackles and 14 QB sacks as a senior ... Coached in high school by Jerry Walker.

Tony Grimes, DB, 5-11, 160, Hollywood (Hollywood Hills HS), FL. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 110 player in Florida ... Named to the PrepStar preseason All-America team and the SuperPrep preseason All-Region team ... Earned second team All-Broward honors from the Miami Herald ... Rated as the No. 16 CB in the country by ESPN.com.... Ranked the No. 43 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Listed as the No. 25 CB in the nation by Scout.com ... Participated in the Team USA vs. The World All-Star Game and the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl ... Ranked the No. 40 CB in the nation and No. 72 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... Posted 64 tackles and five INT's as a senior ... Totaled 41 tackles and five INT's as a junior ... Coached in high school by Scott Barnwell.

Terrence Hackney, OL, 6-4, 320, Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA. PREP SCHOOL: Rated the No. 32 prep school player in the nation by Rivals.com ... Coached in prep school by Robert Prunty ... HIGH SCHOOL: Named to Class 2A Mid-State team by league coaches as a senior ... Only played two years of football in high school ... Also played basketball in high school.

Chase Hughes, OL, 6-3, 290, Springville (HS), AL. Enrolled at Ole Miss in January after graduating high school a semester early and will compete in spring drills ... HIGH SCHOOL: A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 24 player in Alabama... Ranked the No. 16 center in the nation and the No. 27 player in Alabama by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 20 senior in Alabama on The Birmingham News Super Senior list ... Ranked the No. 42 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... Listed as the No. 16 center in the country and the No. 21 player in Alabama by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 42 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... Participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior ... Coached in high school by Keith Maple.

Clarence Jackson, LB, 6-2, 220, Atlanta (North Clayton HS), GA. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 66 player in Georgia ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrep preseason All-Region teams ... Listed as the No. 16 athlete in the country by ESPN.com ... Earned first team All-Region 4-4A and Player of the Year honors from the league's coaches as a junior and senior ... Named first team Class 4A All-State by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior and listed as the No. 50 player in Georgia by the paper ... Rated the No. 73 player in Georgia and the No. 74 LB in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 56 player in Georgia and the No. 85 LB in the country by Scout.com ... Rushed for 1,954 yards and 31 TD's as a senior ... Ran for 1,800 yards and 32 TD's as a junior ... Posted 58 tackles and 15 QB sacks on defense during junior season ... Also played basketball in high school ... Coached in high school by Rodney Hackeney.

Delvin Jones, DL, 6-3, 230, Miami (Palmetto HS), FL. Named to the PrepStar preseason All-America team ... Earned SuperPrep All-Region honors and was rated the No. 40 player in Florida ... Rated as the No. 32 player in Florida and the No. 32 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 25 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com ... Earned second team All-Dade honors from the Miami Herald as a junior and senior ... Participated in the Broward vs. Dade All-Star Game ... Recorded 66 tackles and 16 QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 68 tackles and 14 QB sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Larry Coffey.

Randall Mackey, QB, 6-0, 190, East Mississippi Community College, Scooba, MS. JUNIOR COLLEGE: A 2009 first team and 2008 honorable mention All-American by the NJCAA ... A two-time NJCAA Region 23 Offensive MVP selection and MACJC All-State selection ... Led the nation with 3,122 yards passing and ranked third with 283.2 yard per game as a sophomore ... Finished second in the nation with 32 passing TD's and added 579 yards rushing and five TD's ... Also lead the country with a 69.5 percent completion percentage ... Passed for 2,818 yards and 24 TD's as a freshman ... Added 486 yards rushing and four TD's ... Helped lead East Mississippi to an 11-1 record, the MACJC state championship and a No. 4 national ranking ... Rated the No. 5 JUCO player in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 14 player by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 1 JUCO player in Mississippi by The Clarion-Ledger ... Coached in junior college by Buddy Stephens ... HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 Parade Magazine All-American ... A three-time first team All-State selection by Louisiana Football Coaches Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named the 4A Offensive MVP by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Also named Mr. Football by Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Rated the No. 11 dual-threat QB in the nation and the No. 18 player in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Passed for 3,103 yards with 33 TDs and rushed for 1,087 yards rushing with 17 TDs as a senior ... Helped lead his team to three-straight 4A state championships ... Rated the No. 16 athlete in the nation by Max Emfinger ... Named to The Times-Picayune Best of the Rest Preps team ... Threw for 2,066 yards with 27 TDs as a junior and 1,528 yards with 23 TDs as a sophomore ... Coached in high school by Brad Bradshaw.

Carlton Martin, DL, 6-2, 270, Madison Central (HS), MS. A SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the PrepStar preseason All-America team ... Selected to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... Earned first team All-Metro and All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger and was a first team Class 6A All-State pick by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Ranked the No. 6 player in Mississippi and the No 24 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 8 player in the state and the No. 40 DL in the nation by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 7 player in Mississippi and the No 22 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 29 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com ... Helped lead Madison to the 6A state semi-final game as a senior ... Totaled 76 tackles and five QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 56 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Bobby Hall.

Brishen Mathews, DB, 6-1, 190, Monticello (HS), AR. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 3 player in Arkansas ... Selected to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... Named to the SuperPrep preseason All-America team and the PrepStar preseason All-Region team ... Named first team All-State and Arkansas Mr. Football by ArkansasVarsity.com ... Earned Southeast Arkansas Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Pine Bluff Commercial as a senior ... Helped lead Monticello to a state championship as a senior and was named the game's MVP ... Named the 2009 State Farm 5A Defensive Player of the Year for Arkansas ... Ranked the No. 4 player in Arkansas and the No. 36 safety in the country by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 7 player in Arkansas and the No. 65 safety in the nation by Scout.com ... Posted 51 tackles and two INT's as a senior ... Recorded over 900 yards rushing, 120 tackles and five INT's as a junior ... Father, Gwaine Mathews, is the head football coach at Arkansas-Monticello ... Coached in high school by Van Pascal.

Quadarias Mireles, WR, 5-11, 175, Delray Beach (Atlantic HS), FL. Rated the No. 85 WR in the nation by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 94 WR in the country by ESPN.com ... Caught 26 passes for 426 yards and four TD's as a senior ... Also ran for 172 yards and one TD ... Caught 17 passes for 341 yards and two TD's as a junior ... Coached in high school by Andre Thaddeus.

Eric Mitchell, DB, 5-11, 170, Cape Coral (Mariner HS), FL. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 98 player in Florida ... Named to the PrepStar preseason All-Region team ... Rated as the No. 60 CB in the nation and the No. 74 player in Florida by Scout.com ... Posted 34 tackles and 10 passes defended as a senior ... Also rushed for 773 yards and four TD's ... Coached in high school by Chad O'Brien.

Nicholas Parker, RB, 6-2, 210, Batesville (South Panola HS), MS. Named to the PrepStar preseason All-America team and the SuperPrep preseason All-Region team ... Selected to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... Earned first team All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger and was named to the paper's Dandy Dozen team as a senior ... Named first team All-State and the 6A Offensive Player of the Year by Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Ranked the No. 18 player in Mississippi and the No. 43 RB in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 9 player in the state by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 12 player in Mississippi and the No. 32 RB in the nation by Scout.com ... Helped lead South to the 6A state championship as a senior ... Also won state titles as a freshman and sophomore ... Rated as the No. 28 RB in the country by ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 20 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Ran for 1,679 yards and 22 TD's as a senior ... Rushed for over 2,500 yards and 26 TD's as a junior ... Coached in high school by Lance Pogue.

Vincent Sanders, WR, 6-3, 180, Macon (Noxubee County HS), MS. A SuperPrep All-American ... Rated the No. 1 player and the No. 14 WR in the nation by SuperPrep ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrepThe Clarion-Ledger and second team Class 4A All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Named to The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen team and rated No. 5 on the paper's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list ... Earned first team All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger as a junior ... preseason All-America teams ... Earned second team All-State honors from Ranked the No. 4 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Scored 13 TD's despite missing four games with injury as a senior ... Passed for over 500 yards and 10 TD's and caught four TD's and had 300 receiving as a junior ... Also picked off seven passes on defense as a junior ... Coached in high school by M.C. Miller.

Jeff Scott, RB, 5-8, 170, Miami (Archbishop Carroll), FL. Named to the PrepStar preseason All-Region team ... Earned first team All-Dade honors from the Miami Herald as a junior and second team All-State honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Rated as the No. 53 RB in the nation by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 88 athlete in the country by ESPN.com ... Rushed for 554 yards and 10 TD's in only five games as a senior ... Ran for 1,393 yards and 23 TD's as a junior ... Coached in high school by Jorge Zagales .

Cedric Smith, DB, 5-10, 170, Prattville (HS), AL. Ranked the No. 22 player in Alabama and the No. 61 CB in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated the N0. 81 CB in the nation by ESPN.com .... Earned first team All-Metro honors from the Montgomery Advertiser as a senior ... Helped lead Prattville to the 6A state title game as a senior ... Posted 38 tackles and two INT's as a senior ... Coached in high school by Bill Clark.

Carlos Thompson, DE, 6-5, 220, Hollandale (HS), MS. A U.S. Army and SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrep preseason All-America teams ... Earned first team All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger and second team All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Named to The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen team and rated the No. 2 on its Top 10 Most Wanted list ... Rated the No. 3 player in the state and the No. 32 DL in the nation by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 4 player in Mississippi, the No. 9 defensive end and the No. 175 player overall in the nation by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 4 player in Mississippi and the No. 17 defensive tackle and No. 137 player overall in the country by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 3 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Rated as the No. 41 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com ... Totaled 71 tackles and 15 QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 115 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by his father, Carlos Thompson.

Ralph Williams, LB, 6-1, 220, Miami (Southridge), FL. A SuperPrep All-Region pick and rated the No. 60 player in Florida ... Named to the PrepStar and SuperPrep preseason All-Region teams ... Ranked the No. 66 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Listed as the No. 39 LB in the nation and the No. 92 player in Florida by Scout.com ... Earned second team All-Dade honors from the Miami Herald as a senior ... Named Class 2A first team All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association as a junior ... Recorded 89 tackles and 18 QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 81 tackles and 18 QB sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Pat Burrows.

Previously announced JUCO signees

Wayne Dorsey, DE, 6-8, 250, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, MS. Dorsey was named the No. 1 junior college recruit in the nation by Scout.com and the No.15 JUCO player in the nation by Rivals.com this season. Dorsey led the Bulldogs with 10.0 sacks as a freshman and earned second team preseason All-America honors heading into the 2009 season. A two-sport star at Southwestern High School in Baltimore, Dorsey earned second team All-City honors in basketball from the Baltimore Sun in 2006 after averaging 15 points and 13 rebounds a game as a senior.

Damien Jackson, DB, 6-3, 195, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, MS. Jackson, a native of Pineville, La., joins the Rebels after two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast. The two-time MAC All-State pick collected 33 tackles and picked off a pass in nine games and helped the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record and a No. 8 national ranking this season. Jackson was rated the No. 12 junior college player in the country by Scout.com and No. 26 by Rivals.com As a freshman for the Bulldogs, Jackson posted 54 tackles and 6.0 TFLs. He also recorded seven interceptions, which tied for second in the nation, and earned All-Region 23 honors from the NJCAA.



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