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    Hoosiers Ink 21 (2-05-04)

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    February 5, 2004

    Bloomington, Ind. -- Twenty-one student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to continue their football playing career at Indiana University, IU head coach Gerry DiNardo announced today. These 21 student-athletes hail from eight different states - Indiana (6 signees), Michigan (4), Illinois (2, Ohio (3), Georgia (2), Pennsylvania (2), New Jersey (1) and Florida (1).

    James Bailey
    6-4 185
    Wide Receiver
    Detroit, Mich./Denby


    Prep/Personal: Three-star prospect at wide receiver, according to Rivals.com...Ranked as the 78th-best receiver in the nation by the web site as well...Made 44 catches for 817 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior...Recognized as a member of the Detroit Free Press Dream Team, consisting of the state's top 22 players...A Fab 50 selection in the state of Michigan by Mick McCabe...First-team All-Detroit selection by the Detroit Free Press...Made a game-winning 52-yard reception against Stevenson HS.

    Chad Baldwin
    6-6 265
    Offensive Line
    Yorktown, Ind./Yorktown


    Prep/Personal: Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State selection as well as an Indiana Football Guide Tremendous 26 honoree...Selected as the Region 5 Most Valuable Player...Earned a spot on the North-South All-Star Game roster...Both his parents competed at Ball State, as father, Ron, was on the baseball team and mother Debbie was a member of the volleyball squad...Sister Stacie was a 2002 all-conference performer for the Ball State volleyball team and is in the midst of one of the best careers ever for a Cardinal setter.

    Greg Brown
    6-3 290
    Offensive Line
    Centerville, Ohio/Fork Union Military Academy


    Prep/Personal: Helped Fork Union to an 8-4 record in 2003...Comes from the same prep school that produced current Hoosier tight end Patrick Thompson...Honorable mention All-Ohio choice as a senior at Centerville HS...All-Southwestern and all-district led his team to an 8-2 record ...All-league selection as a sophomore and junior...Two-time conference player of the week as a junior...Also ran track as a sophomore.

    Rayshun Calhoun
    6-0 180
    Defensive Back
    Atlanta, Ga./Douglass

    Prep/Personal: Split time between cornerback and safety and made 67 tackles as a senior (39 solo) to go with three interceptions for a team that went 8-3.

    Sean Edmundson
    6-5 255
    Offensive Line
    Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove

    Prep/Personal: Received the second-most votes of any offensive lineman by coaches and the news media for the 2003 Indiana high school football position award, conducted by The Indianapolis Star in conjunction with its Mr. Football program...Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State selection as well as an Indiana Football Guide Tremendous 26 honoree...Joins an Indiana roster that already has five Center Grove HS products (Aaron and Andy Halterman, Adam and Eric McClurg and Ryan Skelton)...Edmundson led all players in all categories with the most coaches' votes for the Indianapolis Star South All-Area team.

    Grant Gregory
    6-2 200
    Quarterback
    Athens, Ohio (Athens)

    Prep/Personal: Named to the Division III All-Ohio squad by Ohio Prep Scene...Completed 115 of 214 passes for 2,085 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior...First-team All-Ohio selection at the Division III level by The Associated Press and the Ohio Football Coaches Association...Excelled on both sides of the ball, playing quarterback and safety, where he recorded 66 tackles and intercepted three passes as a senior...Three-time all-league and all-district selection who has been selected to play in the prestigious annual Ohio North-South Game...Father, Greg, was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio University.

    James Hardy
    6-6 185
    Wide Receiver
    Fort Wayne, Ind./Elmhurst

    Prep/Personal: Two-sport standout at Fort Wayne Elmhurst will play both football and basketball at Indiana...All-SAC wide receiver made 34 catches for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior...A Class 4-A all-state selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Asscociation...Is a four-star prospect in basketball, according to Rivals.com and is ranked as the 15th-best small forward in the nation by the web site...Anticipates playing both football and basketball for the Hoosiers.

    Jim Jadron
    6-5 280
    Offensive Line
    Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic

    Prep/Personal: A three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com...The web site tabbed him as the 31st-ranked offensive guard in the nation...First-team all-state selection led Joliet Catholic to the 2001 and 2003 Class 5A state championship...Split time at guard and tackle in high school.

    Kenny Love, Jr.
    6-3 275
    Defensive Tackle
    Pennington, N.J./The Pennington School

    Prep/Personal: A three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com...The web site tabbed him as the 57th-best defensive tackle in the nation...Registered 69 tackles and nine sacks as a senior...Made 60 tackles with seven sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior.

    Mike Marvis
    6-2 230
    Linebacker
    Hempfield, Pa./Hempfield Area

    Prep/Personal: Ranked as the 29th-best player at any position in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com...Registered 130 tackles as a senior, earning Class AAAA Quad East all-conference recognition...Also named to the Fabulous 22 as one of the best players in the WPIAL and the City League...Made over 100 tackles for an 0-10 team his junior year.

    Leslie Majors
    5-10 160
    Defensive Back
    Harvey, Ill./Thornwood

    Prep/Personal: Has been clocked at 4.25 in the 40-yard dash...Played both receiver and defensive back in high school, amassing over 1,000 yards receiving to go with 18 touchdowns as a senior...A cousin of Hall-of-Fame safety Ronnie Lott...Led the Thornwood track and field team to a state championship his junior year, competing in the long jump, triple jump, 4x100m relay and the 4x200m relay...Is interested in the possibility of competing for the Indiana track and field team as well.

    Ryan Marando
    6-3 225
    Linebacker
    Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward's

    Prep/Personal: First-team all-state selection at linebacker/defensive end as a senior...Led St. Edward's to an 11-4 record and an appearance in the state championship game...Projected as an outside linebacker at the collegiate level...Made 114 tackles to go with six sacks and 10 fumble recoveries as a senior...Also competed for the St. Edward's basketball team.

    Matt Moses
    6-3 280
    Offensive Line
    Columbus, Ind./Columbus North

    Prep/Personal: An Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State pick as a senior...Junior All-State selection last season as well as a Tremendous 26 selection as one of the top 26 football players in the state of Indiana, according to the Indiana Football Guide.

    Brandon Mosley
    5-11 185
    Safety
    Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville

    Prep/Personal: First-team all-state selection at linebacker by the Indiana Football Coaches Association...Northwest Indiana Times Area Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, registering 105 total tackles with 71 solo stops...Caused five fumbles and intercepted three passes...Made 50 tackles with two sacks and two interceptions as a junior...Also played running back, amassing 1,101 all-purpose yards, with 831 coming on the ground en route to 11 touchdowns...Played safety and linebacker in high school as well...Started at Merrillville since his freshman year, earning all-area and all-conference as a sophomore...Grew up on the same street as former Illinois standout and current New England Patriot defensive back Eugene Wilson...An AAU basketball teammate of IU hoops recruit Robert Vaden.

    Chris Phillips
    6-1 185
    Cornerback
    Atlanta, Ga./Booker T. Washington

    Prep/Personal: First-team all-city selection made three interceptions as a senior...was offered scholarships by Wisconsin and Wake Forest...Made 63 tackles to go with seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a junior...Was also a standout on the track and field team.

    Isaac Price
    6-4 195
    Wide Receiver
    Southfield, Mich./Southfield

    Prep/Personal: A three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Price was tabbed as the 45th-best receiver in the nation and the ninth-best player in the state of Michigan by the web site...A Fab 50 selection in the state of Michigan by Mick McCabe...Clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.

    DeWayne Roland
    6-4 280
    Offensive Tackle
    Southfield, Mich./Lathrop Village

    Prep/Personal: Listed as the 18th-best player in the state of Michigan (all positions) by Rivals.com...A Fab 50 selection in the state of Michigan by Mick McCabe and a Division II first-team all-state selection by the Detroit Free-Press.

    Marcus Thigpen
    5-10 180
    Running Back
    Detroit, Mich./Mumford

    Prep/Personal: A Fab 50 selection in the state of Michigan by Mick McCabe...Closed out his prep career at Mumford High School by leading the Detroit Public School League in rushing as a senior with 1,785 yards and 20 touchdowns... He was also one of the top track and field sprinters in the state who has been clocked at 10.6 in the 100 meters...Captain of the football team and vice president of the senior class...Ranked among the top 50 players in Michigan's 2004 class who projects as a cornerback at the next level.

    Kyle Thomas
    6-4 245
    Defensive End
    Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North

    Prep/Personal: First-team all-state selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association...Played alongside current Hoosiers Nick Sexton and John Rabold at North.

    Brian Tracz
    6-2 234
    Linebacker
    Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph Prep

    Prep/Personal:Notched 75 tackles (39 unassisted) to go with seven pass break-ups, seven tackles for loss, two sacks and four fumble recoveries as a senior, earning Philadelphia Catholic League Most Valuable Player honors...Also played fullback in high school, carrying the ball 44 times for 326 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.

    Greg Weeks
    6-1 215
    Fullback
    Sarasota, Fla./Booker

    Prep/Personal: Played both linebacker and fullback in high school, but will likely see his collegiate action at fullback...Clocked at 4.58 in the 40-yard dash with a 33-inch vertical...Bench-presses 345 pounds and squats 575 pounds.

     

     

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