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Taggart signs strong initial class at Oregon

February 1, 2017
For Immediate Release

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon football coach Willie Taggart announced the signing of 24 players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The Ducks class features nine
defensive players, 11 players on offense, three athletes who could play on either side of the ball and a kicker. Twenty-three of the 24 players are high school recruits while
one is a junior college transfer.

The 2017 recruiting class includes players from six different states, with 11 coming from California, seven from Florida, two from Oregon and Hawaii, and one each from
Arizona and Tennessee. Three of the recruits (Thomas Graham Jr., Jordon Scott and Adam Stack) enrolled in January.

Overall, Oregons class has four defensive backs, four wide receivers, four offensive lineman, three defensive linemen, three athletes, two running backs, two linebackers,
one quarterback and one kicker.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous Schools


DEFENSE
Austin Faoliu DL 6-3 285 Fr. Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)
Billy Gibson S 6-1 185 Fr. Hialeah, Fla. (Miami Southridge HS)
Thomas Graham Jr. CB 6-0 175 Fr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
Deommodore Lenoir S 5-11 183 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Salesian HS)
Sampson Niu ILB 6-1 217 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Madison HS)
Nick Pickett S 6-1 187 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Salesian HS)
Rutger Reitmaier DT 6-3 270 Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Lipscomb Academy)
Jordon Scott DT 6-1 350 Fr. Largo, Fla. (Pinellas Park Senior HS)
Isaac Slade-Matautia ILB 6-1 206 Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis School)

OFFENSE
Popo Aumavae OL 6-4 315 Fr. Stockton, Calif. (St. Marys HS)
Braxton Burmeister QB 6-1 196 Fr. La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Country Day)
Daewood Davis WR 6-2 175 Fr. Hollywood, Fla. (Deerfield Beach HS)
Darrian Felix RB 5-11 194 Fr. Fort Myers, Fla. (Fort Myers HS)
Alex Forsyth OL 6-5 310 Fr. West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS)
Johnny Johnson III WR 6-0 194 Fr. Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler HS)
Darrian McNeal WR 5-9 160 Fr. Seffner, Fla. (Armwood HS)
George Moore OL 6-7 308 So. Antioch, Calif. (Deer Valley HS/College of San Mateo)
Jaylon Redd WR 5-9 180 Fr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
Cody Shear OL 6-4 285 Fr. Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)
CJ Verdell RB 5-9 195 Fr. Chula Vista, Calif. (Mater Dei Catholic HS)

ATHLETES
Demetri Burch ATH 5-11 181 Fr. Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS)
Cyrus Habibi-Likio ATH 6-1 211 Fr. Mountain View, Calif. (St. Francis HS)
Bruce Judson ATH 5-9 203 Fr. Cocoa, Fla. (Cocoa HS)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Adam Stack K 6-2 175 Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha HS)

DEFENSE
Austin Faoliu, DL, 6-3, 285, Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)
The fourth-ranked defensive tackle in the state of California and 45th in the country by Scout.com Rated the 58th overall prospect in California and 52nd in the nation at his
position by ESPN Ranked 65th in the state by Rivals.com A consensus three-star recruit Played in the 2017 Polynesian Bowl Named to the Orange County Registers
All-County team as a senior Recorded 32 tackles and nine tackles for loss along with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble to help lead Mater Dei to a CIF Southern Section Division 1
runner-up finish Made five tackles with three for loss and a sack and forced fumble in a win over Servite Attended JSerra Catholic High School as a sophomore and junior
Ran for 351 yards on 48 carries for four touchdowns as a sophomore Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona, State, Baylor, Colorado State, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan State,
Nevada, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, UTSA, Virginia and Washington State.
Billy Gibson, S, 6-1, 185, Hialeah, Fla. (Miami Southridge HS)
The 42nd-ranked safety in the country and the 115th overall recruit in the state of Florida by ESPN Ranked ninth among safeties in Florida by Scout.com Rated the 64th
best safety in the nation by 247Sports.com A consensus three-star recruit Named honorable mention All-Miami-Dade County by the Miami Herald after helping lead Miami
Southridge to an 8A state title as a senior Came up with a big fumble recovery to set up a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of a 14-10 win in the state final over Dr. Phillips
One of the leaders on a defense that pitched eight shutouts during the season, including a stretch of seven consecutive shutouts Earned honorable mention All-Miami-
Dade County recognition from the Miami Herald as a junior Made 64 tackles with one interception return for a touchdown and two sacks Also received offers from Miami,
Nebraska, North Carolina State, South Florida, Syracuse and West Virginia.

Thomas Graham Jr., CB, 6-0, 175, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
The sixth-ranked cornerback in the country and 49th-ranked overall recruit by ESPN Also 10th overall cornerback and the 82nd overall recruit by 247Sports.com A consensus
four-star recruit Ranked 10th in the country at his position and 10th overall in the state of California Invited to play in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game Named
one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune Selected to the Los Angeles Times All-Star team as a senior Intercepted two passes, returning
one for a touchdown, while making 45 tackles and breaking up seven passes as a senior Also caught 39 passes for 490 yards and six touchdowns while helping lead Rancho
Cucamonga to a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinal appearance Racked up 890 all-purpose yards and eight total touchdowns in 2016 Voted the SoCal Prep Legends
Boys Athlete of the Week after catching a touchdown pass, returning an interception for a touchdown and making five tackles in a 42-26 win over Mission Viejo in the CIF-SS
Division 1 quarterfinals . Named to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletins All-Area second-team as a junior after recording 103 tackles while intercepting one pass and returning it
82 yards for a touchdown Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Alabama, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame,
Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Deommodore Lenoir, S , 5-11, 183, Los Angeles, Calif. (Salesian HS)


The top-ranked athlete in the nation, seventh overall prospect in the state of California and 54th-ranked recruit in the country by Rivals.com The seventh-ranked cornerback in
the country and 66th overall prospect by 247Sports.com Rated the seventh best at his position in the nation and 59th overall by Scout.com A consensus four-star recruit
Invited to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune Selected to be a part of USA Footballs
Under-19 team following senior season Named to the Los Angeles Times all-star team as a senior Also named the 2016 Angelus League co-Player of the Year Offensively,
carried the ball 108 times for 1,172 yards and 17 touchdowns while racking up 663 receiving yards and seven touchdowns Also threw for 595 yards and six touchdowns to put
up 2,430 yards of total offense Defensively, made 52 tackles while intercepting one pass and forcing two fumbles As a junior, ran for 563 yards on 56 carries, averaging 10.1
yards per rush with five touchdowns Also caught 19 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns Recorded 48 tackles while intercepting one pass and forcing one fumble
Ran for 763 yards and seven touchdowns on just 71 carries while also catching two touchdown passes as a sophomore Made 50 tackles with seven pass breakups and
one forced fumble Also received offers from Alabama, Boise State, Boston College, BYU, California, Colorado, Florida, Fresno State, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan,
Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Tech, Washington and Washington State.

Sampson Niu, ILB, 6-1, 217, San Diego, Calif. (Madison HS)
The 12th-ranked inside linebacker in the country and 39th overall prospect in the state of California by Rivals.com Ranked 16th in the nation at his position and 39th in the state
by 247Sports.com Rated the 18th best inside linebacker by ESPN A Rivals.com four-star recruit Selected to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Played in the
2017 Polynesian Bowl Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune ... Named first-team All-CIF San Diego Section as a senior Helped
lead Madison to a CIF Division 2-AA state championship after recording 160 tackles, 16 for loss, eight sacks and one interception Recorded 14 tackles in the Warhawks 21-17
state championship victory over Valley Christian Earned first-team All-CIF San Diego Section honors as a junior Made 90 tackles, eight for loss, 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble
Made 90 stops along with two sacks, four tackles for loss and two interceptions as a sophomore Helped Madison to a CIF San Diego Section semifinal appearance in 2014
Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Nevada, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon State, San
Diego State, South Carolina, UCF, UNLV, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Nick Pickett, S, 6-1, 187, Los Angeles, Calif. (Salesian HS)


The 66th-ranked athlete in the country and 93rd overall prospect in the state of California by 247Sports.com Also rated the 66th-best safety in the nation, eighth-best safety in
the state and 12th best in the west region by Scout.com Ranked the 89th-overall prospect in California and 80th-best athlete in the country by ESPN A consensus three-star
recruit Named to USA Footballs Under-19 team following senior year Recorded 64 tackles, five for loss, and six pass breakups as a senior Also intercepted three passes,
returning one for a touchdown and recovered one fumble Made a team-high nine tackles with one interception in Salesians 58-20 win over Bishop San Diego in a CIF Southern
Section Playoffs first round win Also saw time at receiver while at Salesian, catching 17 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns throughout his career Also received offers
from Fresno State, Hawaii, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah and Washington State.

Rutger Reitmaier, DT, 6-3, 270, Nashville, Tenn. (Lipscomb Academy)


The top-ranked defensive tackle in the state of Tennessee by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com Ranked the 21st best at his position and 12th best in Tennessee by Rivals.com
The 11th ranked recruit in Tennessee and 23rd best defensive tackle by 247Sports.com Rated the 25th best defensive tackle by ESPN An ESPN and Rivals.com four-star recruit
Selected to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selected first-team 4A all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a senior Named the Region 6-4A
league MVP Also named a semifinalist for the 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football 4A Lineman of the Year Made 56 tackles along with seven sacks and 24 tackles for loss to
help lead Lipscomb to a Tennessee 4A State Tournament first round appearance Received first-team 4A all-state honors as a junior Made 66 tackles, 17 for loss, along with
seven sacks to go with one rushing touchdown on the way to being named the Region 6-4A Defensive MVP Recorded 37 tackles, 11 for loss, and two sacks as a sophomore
Also received offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Jordon Scott, DT, 6-1, 350, Largo, Fla. (Pinellas Park Senior HS)
The 51st-ranked defensive tackle in the country and 106th overall prospect in the state of Florida by ESPN The fifth-highest ranked defensive tackle in Florida and 44th overall
at his position in the country by Scout.com Ranked 59th in the country at defensive tackle and 116th overall in the state by 247Sports.com A consensus three-star recruit
Named first-team All-Pinellas County as a senior Recorded 40 tackles with three sacks and nine tackles for loss while forcing one fumble Selected to the first-team Florida 7A
All-State team as a junior Also named first-team All-Pinellas County Made 84 tackles with nine sacks, a Pinellas County leading 28 tackles for loss while forcing three fumbles
As a sophomore, recorded 49 tackles, six for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery to help lead Pinellas Park to a 7A state tournament appearance Also received offers
from Arizona, Boston College, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Navy, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Rutgers, South Florida,
Tennessee, Toledo, USC and West Virginia.

Isaac Slade-Matautia, ILB, 6-1, 206, Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis)


The 11th-ranked inside linebacker in the nation and second overall prospect in the state of Hawaii by Rivals.com Rated 18th in the country at his position and second overall
recruit in the state by 247Sports.com Also ranked second in the state and 24th in the nation at outside linebacker by ESPN A consensus four-star recruit Named one of the
top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune ... Selected second-team all-state by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as a senior after helping lead the Crusaders to an
Open Division state title Also named honorable mention All-Hawaii by ScoringLive.com Made four tackles with two sacks in a state semifinal win over Waianae Recorded
six tackles in St. Louis 30-14 win over Kahuku in the state championship game Named the KHON Cover2 Defensive Player of the Year following junior season Also earned
first-team All-Hawaii honors from ScoringLive.com Named second-team all-state by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser after playing a key role on St. Louis state runner-up team
Made seven tackles while forcing and recovering a fumble in a state semifinal win over Mililani Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska,
UCF, Washington and Washington State.

OFFENSE
Popo Aumavae, OL, 6-4, 315, Stockton, Calif. (St. Marys HS)
The 45th-ranked prospect in the state of California and 35th-ranked offensive guard in the country by ESPN ...Also rated the number three offensive guard prospect in California
Ranked the 52nd best offensive tackle in the country and 53rd overall prospect in California by Rivals.com The 43rd-ranked prospect in California and 28th-ranked defensive
tackle in the country by 247Sports.com A Scout.com four-star recruit Played in the 2017 Polynesian Bowl Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the
Tacoma News Tribune ... Named the Tri-City Athletic Leagues Defensive Lineman of the Year Also selected first-team all-area as a defensive lineman by the Stockton Record
Defensively, made 39 tackles while recording five sacks and a forced fumble Helped lead the St. Marys offense to 486.1 yards of offense per game and 232 yards per game on
the ground on the way to a CIF Division 1-AA second-place finish Named the 2015 Tri-City Athletic League MVP as a junior Recorded 48 tackles, four for loss, 4.5 sacks and
three forced fumbles to help lead St. Marys to a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal appearance Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Colorado
State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Braxton Burmeister, QB, 6-1, 196, La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Country Day)
Named a first-team Parade All-American and Rising Star following senior season ... The seventh-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country and 27th overall prospect in the
state of California by Rivals.com Ranked 10th among dual threat quarterbacks and 31st among all recruits in the state by 247Sports.com Also ranked 18th at his position and
46th in the state by ESPN A 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com four-star recruit Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune
Set CIF San Diego Section career records in total yards (14,972), passing yards (11,512), passing touchdowns (127) and pass completions (853) in four varsity seasons Also
selected first-team All-CIF San Diego Section Threw for 4,461 yards and 53 touchdowns with just eight interceptions while also rushing for 1,470 yards and 27 touchdowns
Racked up 5,937 yards of total offense for an average of 371.1 per game while accounting for 80 total touchdowns, leading La Jolla Country Day to a CIF Division 5-A runner-up
finish As a junior, threw for 2,771 yards and 31 touchdowns with just seven interceptions while rushing for 868 yards and 20 touchdowns Racked up 3,112 yards through the
air with 30 touchdowns while picking up 553 yards on the ground and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore As a freshman, threw for 1,168 yards and 13 touchdowns while picking
up 568 yards on the ground and rushing for eight touchdowns Also received offers from Arizona, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oregon State,
San Diego State, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.

Daewood Davis, WR, 6-2, 175, Hollywood, Fla. (Deerfield Beach HS)
Ranked 136th in the country among wide receivers and 129th overall in the state of Florida by 247Sports.com The 23rd-ranked wide receiver in Florida and 167th overall at
his position by Scout.com The 97th-overall recruit in the state by Rivals.com A consensus three-star recruit Named third-team All-Broward County after helping lead
Deerfield Beach to an 8A state semifinal appearance as a senior Showed big-play capability as a senior, averaging 25.8 yards per reception Played junior season at Stranahan
High School after spending first two years of high school at Somerset Academy Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds Also received offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati,
Duke, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ohio, Penn State, South Florida, Syracuse, Tulane,
Utah and West Virginia.

Darrian Felix, RB, 5-11, 194, Fort Myers, Fla. (Fort Myers HS)
The 11th-ranked all-purpose back and 88th overall prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports.com Ranked eighth at his position by Rivals.com The 57th-ranked athlete in
the country by ESPN and 108th recruit in the state A consensus three-star recruit Named first-team News-Press All-Area as a senior Ran for 1,477 yards and 20 touchdowns
on 190 carries to help lead Fort Myers to a Florida 6A state playoff regional final appearance Also caught three touchdown passes and racked up 1,808 all-purpose yards
Went over the century-mark in rushing seven times in 2016 Selected third-team 6A all-state as a junior Carried the ball 138 times for 1,029 yards and 14 touchdowns while
also catching two more touchdown passes Ran for 253 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 21.1 yards per carry in a state tournament first round win over Palmetto
Ridge Also received offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, Mississippi
State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF and West Virginia.
Alex Forsyth, OL, 6-5, 310, West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS)
The second-ranked overall recruit in the state of Oregon and 21st-ranked offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com Ranked third overall in the state and 49th in the nation
at his position by 247Sports.com Rated the fourth best prospect in the state and 24th overall offensive tackle by ESPN An ESPN and Rivals.com four-star recruit Named
first-team 6A all-state as a senior Helped lead West Linn to an Oregon 6A state title and an undefeated season A key contributor to a West Linn offense that averaged 507.7
yards per game Opened holes for a West Linn ground attack that averaged 203.1 yards rushing per game Also contributed defensively, making 20 tackles, four sacks and
forcing one fumble Selected first-team 6A All-State as a junior Also named first-team All-Three Rivers League after helping West Linn to a 6A state runner-up finish Led
the way for a West Linn offense that averaged 466.6 total yards per game and 324.7 yards per game through the air Named honorable mention All-Three Rivers League as a
sophomore Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Memphis, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon State, Purdue,
USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming.

Johnny Johnson III, WR, 6-0, 194, Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler HS)
The second-ranked wide receiver prospect in the state of Arizona and 119th-ranked recruit in the nation at his position by Scout.com The 30th-ranked overall recruit in Arizona
by 247Sports.com Rated the 11th best overall prospect in Arizona by ESPN A consensus three-star recruit Selected to be a part of USA Footballs Under-19 team following
senior season Caught 77 passes for 1,274 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 16.5 yards per reception for Chandlers Arizona 6A state championship team Went
over the 100-yard mark in receiving five times in 2016 Biggest game of the year came in a win over Pinnacle after catching 10 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns As a
junior, caught 37 passes for 552 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Wolves to a state semifinal appearance Also received offers from Idaho, Michigan State, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, South Dakota State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.

Darrian McNeal, WR, 5-9, 160, Seffner, Fla. (Armwood HS)


The 49th-highest ranked athlete in the country and 96th overall recruit in the state of Florida by ESPN The 67th-ranked athlete and 138th overall prospect by 247Sports.com
Rated the 31st best wide receiver in Florida by Scout.com A consensus three-star recruit Caught 29 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another
to help lead Armwood to a Florida 6A state tournament regional semifinal appearance as a senior Named second-team 6A all-state as a quarterback his junior year Also
selected first-team All-Western Conference Threw for 1,697 yards and 15 touchdowns with just four interceptions while leading Armwood to a 6A state runner-up finish
Also ran for 1,238 yards and 21 touchdowns on 163 carries, averaging 7.6 yards per rush Threw for 228 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 146 yards and three scores
in a regional final win over Gainesville As a sophomore, caught 28 passes for 357 yards and one touchdown while rushing for three more to help lead the Hawks to a 6A state
runner-up finish Also received offers from Arizona, Boston College, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Marshall, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South
Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF and Virginia Tech.

George Moore, OL, 6-7, 308, Antioch, Calif. (Deer Valley HS/College of San Mateo)
The third-ranked junior college offensive tackle in the country and 20th overall by 247Sports.com . Ranked sixth at his position and 41st in the nation by ESPN . Ranked 24th
in the country among junior college prospects by Rivals.com A Scout.com four-star recruit Selected first-team All-California Community College Region I as a freshman in
2016 Also named first-team All-Bay 6 League Helped lead a San Mateo offense that averaged 32.4 points per game, 408.8 total yards per game and 192.8 rushing yards per
contest Redshirted in 2015 Helped lead Deer Valley to a 2013 CIF North Coast Section semifinal appearance as a junior Led the way for a Deer Valley offense that put up
42.1 points per game and averaged 386.3 yards per game Also received offers from Arizona State, Auburn, California, Fresno State, Missouri, Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego
State, Syracuse, TCU, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.

Jaylon Redd, WR, 5-9, 180, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
Rated the eighth-best athlete and 148th overall prospect by Rivals.com The 14th-ranked athlete in the country and 214th overall prospect by ESPN Ranked the 26th best
cornerback in the country and 21st overall prospect in the state of California by 247Sports.com A consensus four-star recruit Invited to play in the 2017 Under Armour All-
America Game Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune ... Named to the Los Angeles Times All-Star team as a senior Ran for 1,693
yards and 25 touchdowns while catching 22 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns in 2016 Recorded 2,101 all-purpose yards while returning two punts and one kickoff
for touchdowns Named the SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week after scoring five total touchdowns, two rushing, one receiving, one kickoff return and one punt
return, and racking up 366 all-purpose yards in a 47-10 win over Upland Selected first-team All-West Valley Division as a junior Ran for 671 yards and nine touchdowns while
finishing with 232 receiving yards and three touchdowns Made 63 tackles and intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, while totaling 1,430 all-purpose yards
Also named first-team All-West Valley Division as a sophomore after rushing for two touchdowns and returning one kick for a touchdown while intercepting two passes and
racking up 691 all-purpose yards Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA,
USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Cody Shear, OL, 6-4, 285, Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)


The 44th-ranked offensive guard in the country and 10th-ranked overall prospect in the state of Oregon by 247Sports.com Ranked ninth-overall in the state and 81st in
the nation at his position by Rivals.com Rated 70th nationally among all offensive guards and 10th-overall in Oregon by ESPN A consensus three-star recruit Selected
second-team 6A all-state as a senior Helped lead the way for a Sheldon offense that averaged 405 total yards per game and put up 38.3 points per game Defensively, made
58 tackles, 9.5 for loss, with five sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked punt Earned first-team All-Southwest Conference as a junior Opened holes for a Sheldon offense that
averaged 253.7 yards per game on the ground and scored 48.1 points per game Also recorded one sack while making 20 total tackles defensively Earned honorable mention
All-Southwest Conference recognition after helping Sheldon to a 6A state semifinal appearance as a sophomore Also received offers from Arizona, Akron, Ball State, Buffalo,
Central Michigan, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon State, Purdue and Washington State.
CJ Verdell, RB, 5-9, 195, Chula Vista, Calif. (Mater Dei Catholic HS)
The 26th-ranked running back in the country and 48th-ranked prospect in the state of California by 247Sports.com Ranked 32nd at his position and 36th in the state by ESPN
The third-ranked running back in California and 20th in the country by Scout.com An ESPN and Scout.com four-star recruit Named one of the top 100 recruits on the
West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune ... Named the 2016 CIF San Diego Section Offensive Player of the Year as a senior Awarded the 2016 Silver Pigskin Ran for 2,399
yards and 36 touchdowns on 262 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per carry to help lead Mater Dei Catholic to a CIF San Diego Section Division II Championship Also caught three
touchdown passes and returned one kickoff for a touchdown while accumulating 2,605 yards of total offense Scored five rushing touchdowns in a game three times in 2016
Selected first-team All-CIF San Diego Section as a junior Carried the ball 169 times for 2,135 yards averaging an impressive 12.6 yards per carry while rushing for 28 touchdowns
Also caught five touchdown passes, returned a kick for a touchdown and intercepted two passes to lead Mater Dei Catholic to a Division V-AA state title Scored three total
touchdowns and ran for 153 yards in the Crusaders 56-21 win over Immanuel in the state championship game Also received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Boston
College, California, Colorado, Eastern Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana State, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Jose State, Southern Utah, UCLA, Utah, Washington State and
Wisconsin.

ATHLETES
Demetri Burch, ATH, 5-11, 181, Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS)
The 57th-ranked athlete in the country and 93rd-overall prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com Rated the 65th-best athlete in the nation and 136th overall recruit in the
state by 247Sports.com Also ranked 27th among wide receivers in Florida by Scout.com A consensus three-star recruit Selected to the All-Metro Conference West team
as a senior Ran for 762 yards and 15 touchdowns on just 71 carries for an average of 10.7 yards per rush Named second-team 8A all-state as a junior Also named to the
second-team All-State Elite Team by FloridaHSFootball.com Ran for 1,117 yards and 10 touchdowns to help lead Apopka to an 8A state playoffs regional semifinal appearance
Earned 8A honorable mention recognition after helping lead Apopka to an 8A state title as a sophomore Also received offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Ohio, South
Florida, Toledo and West Virginia.

Cyrus Habibi-Likio, ATH, 6-1, 211, Mountain View, Calif. (St. Francis HS)
The 25th-ranked athlete and 47th-overall prospect in the state of California by 247Sports.com Rated the 42nd-overall running back in the country and 63rd-best prospect in
California by Rivals.com The fourth-highest ranked running back in California and 23rd overall at his position by Scout.com A Scout.com four-star recruit Played in the
2017 Polynesian Bowl Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune Selected first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League as a senior
Ran for 805 yards and 11 touchdowns on 161 carries helping lead St. Francis to a CIF Central Coast Section Division 2 semifinal appearance as a senior Named the WCAL Junior
Player of the Year after rushing for 1,438 yards and 17 touchdowns, going over the 100-yard mark five times Racked up 2,202 all-purpose yards while returning two kickoffs for
touchdowns Rushed for 258 yards and four touchdowns for an average of 12.9 yards per carry in a CIF Central Coast Section Division 2 semifinal win over Wilcox Also received
offers from Army, Boise State, BYU, California, Eastern Washington, Hawaii, Iowa State, UCF, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington State and Wyoming.

Bruce Judson, ATH, 5-9, 203, Cocoa, Fla. (Cocoa HS)


Ranked the 22nd-overall athlete in the country and 45th prospect in the state of Florida by ESPN Also ranked 24th at his position and 46th in the state by Rivals.com The 30th-
ranked athlete and 61st overall recruit in Florida by 247Sports.com An ESPN and Rivals.com four-star recruit Selected first-team 4A all-state as a senior Ran for 866 yards
and 10 touchdowns on 130 carries to lead Cocoa to a Florida 6A state title Also threw for 1,163 yards and 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions, completing 66 percent
of his passes Named first-team 4A all-state at quarterback as a junior Racked up 1,425 yards on the ground with 17 touchdowns on 144 carries for an average of 9.9 yards
per rush Also threw for 679 yards and 11 touchdown passes with six interceptions Ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 carries in a 4A state quarterfinal win
over Avon Park Earned second-team 4A all-state honors as a sophomore Threw for 2,051 yards and 33 touchdowns with only five interceptions while rushing for 892 yards
and 10 touchdowns Threw six touchdown passes with 245 yards through the air on just 11 pass attempts in a state 4A playoffs first round win over Avon Park Also received
offers from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina,
Ohio State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Temple, Tennessee, UCF and West Virginia.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Adam Stack, K, 6-2, 175, Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha)
The 12th-ranked kicker in the country and 13th overall recruit in the state of Hawaii by 247Sports.com Ranked eighth in the state and 17th at his position by ESPN Ranked
the ninth-best kicker and fourth-best punter in the nation by ChrisSailerKicking.com An ESPN, Scout.com and 247Sports.com three-star recruit Invited to play in the 2017
U.S. Army All-American Bowl Named one of the top 100 recruits on the West Coast by the Tacoma News Tribune ... Named first-team all-state as a punter by the Honolulu Star-
Advertiser as a senior Also selected first-team All-Hawaii by ScoringLive.com as a punter Made three field goals while going 11-for-11 on extra points Earned first-team
All-Hawaii honors as a kicker following junior season Named third-team all-state by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Selected to participate in Chris Sailer Kickings Top 12 and
Event Elite kicking camps in 2016 Also received offers from Army, Miami, Oregon State and Wisconsin.