UCF Football Announces 19 Signees for the 2013 Season

Go C-USA! UCF closed out the 2013 recruiting class with 19 players signing NLIs Wednesday.
Go C-USA!
UCF closed out the 2013 recruiting class with 19 players signing NLIs Wednesday.
Go C-USA!

Feb. 6, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Delivering yet another remarkable class, the UCF football team announced Wednesday that 19 players have signed National Letters of Intent or financial aid agreements to join the Knights for the 2013 campaign. A total of 14 members of the class hail from the Sunshine State.

2013 Signing Day Central

Three members of the signing class are already enrolled as quarterbacks Pete DiNovo (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) and Justin Holman (Stone Mountain, Ga.) as well as defensive back D.J. Killings (Jacksonville, Fla.) will immediately see action in Black and Gold uniforms this spring.

UCF's season kicks off at home against Akron Aug. 29, and it will host South Carolina (Sept. 28) in non-conference play as well, marking the second-straight season the Knights welcome a SEC program to Bright House Networks Stadium.

The 2013 schedule also will be UCF's inaugural season in the BIG EAST as it will take on Connecticut, Houston, Rutgers and USF in Orlando, while it travels to Louisville, Memphis, SMU and Temple. More details on this year's schedule will be released when they become available.

Plan your gamedays with the Knights, and experience the inaugural BIG EAST campaign in the best available seat locations at Bright House Networks Stadium. To secure your 2013 season tickets, place a deposit for just $50 online by visiting UCFAthletics.com or by calling 407-UCF-1000.

Class of 2013 Bios: Mid-Year Enrollees
Name - Pos. - Ht. - Wt. - Hometown - Previous Schools
Pete DiNovo - QB - 6-2 - 205 - Tarpon Springs, Fla. - East Lake
Justin Holman - QB - 6-4 - 205 - Snellville, Ga. - Stephenson
D.J. Killings - DB - 5-11 - 180 - Jacksonville, Fla. - First Coast

Class of 2013 Bios: Fall 2013 Enrollees
Name - Pos. - Ht. - Wt. - Hometown - Previous Schools
Deondre Barnett - LB - 6-3 - 220 - Cocoa, Fla. - Cocoa
Jake Berman - LB - 6-1 - 230 - Naples, Fla. - Barron Collier
Chequan Burkett - LB - 6-2 - 220 - Montgomery, Ala. - Carver
Aaron Evans - OL - 6-5 - 280 - Seffner, Fla. - Armwood
Shaquem Griffin - DB - 6-2 - 195 - St. Petersburg, Fla. - Lakewood
Shaquill Griffin - DB - 6-2 - 190 - St. Petersburg, Fla. - Lakewood
Tony Guerad - DL - 6-4 - 280 - Tampa, Fla. - Tampa Bay Tech
Tate Hernly - OL - 6-4 - 290 - Fort Myers, Fla. - Fort Myers
Blake Keller - DL - 6-2 - 225 - Bradenton, Fla. - Manatee
Seyvon Lowry - DL - 6-3 - 225 - Jacksonville, Fla. - First Coast
Mario Mathis - LB - 6-1 - 240 - Thomasville, Ga. - Thomasville
Justin McDonald - LB - 6-2 - 200 - Lauderhill, Fla. - Boyd Anderson
Jordan Prestwood - OL - 6-6 - 310 - Plant City, Fla. - Plant City/Notre Dame
Micah Reed - RB - 5-11 - 210 - Crestview, Fla. - Crestview
William Stanback - ATH - 6-0 - 210 - Hempstead, N.Y. - Uniondale
Dontravious Wilson - RB - 5-11 - 215 - Buford, Ga. - Buford

Breakdown by State
Florida: 14
Georgia: 3
Alabama: 1
New York: 1
Total: 9

Breakdown by Position
Quarterback: 2
Running Back: 2
Offensive Linemen: 3
Athletes: 1
Defensive Linemen: 3
Linebackers: 5
Defensive Backs: 3

CLASS OF 2013 BIOGRAPHIES: MID-YEAR ENROLLEES
Pete DiNovo
QB, 6-2, 205
Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake)
-Coached by Bob Hudson at East Lake, which advanced to the 8A regional finals twice during his career
-Lettered three years while serving as a three-year captain and the team's offensive MVP his final three seasons
-Pro-style quarterback earned a three-star rating from Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 66 quarterback (pocket passer) in the nation by ESPN
-Selected to the 2012 class 8A all-state first team and the all-county first team
-Participated in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-Tampa Bay Times 2012 Suncoast Player of the Year and All-Pinellas Offensive Player of the Year
-Left holding the Pinellas County career passing records with 6,733 yards and 59 touchdowns, breaking Shaun King's previous record of 5,736 yards
-Set the county's single-season passing record with 2,980 yards in 2012, while he also threw for 25 touchdowns
-In the 2012 regional finals against nationally-ranked Dr. Phillips, threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, highlighted by completing his first 15 passes of the game on the first two drives
-Picked up 2011 first-team all-county and third-team all-state status thanks to more than 2,300 passing yards and 24 touchdowns
-Also as a junior, was the MVP in the National Underclassmen Combine and the Big County Preps Combine, and was the quarterback for the 7-on-7 Team Tampa national championship squad
-Threw for 20 touchdowns as well during his sophomore campaign
-Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was a youth volunteer in high school
-Chose UCF over Cornell, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Marshall, Minnesota, NC State, Northwestern, Purdue and USF
-Born in Albany, N.Y.
-Parents are Pete and Tina DiNovo

Justin Holman
QB, 6-4, 205
Snellville, Ga. (Stephenson)
-Coached by Ron Gartrell at Stephenson
-Led his team to the Georgia Class AAAAA state quarterfinals in 2012 and the state playoffs round of 32 in 2011
-Stephenson went 9-3 his senior year
-Hails from the same area as current Knights Micah Anderson and Tarik Cook, while Cook also attended Stephenson
-Rated three stars from Rivals and ESPN
-Listed as the No. 37 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN
-Threw for 1,200 passing yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, along with rushing for seven touchdowns
-During his junior year, racked up 750 passing yards and eight touchdowns to go along with five rushing scores
-Won the MVP award at the 2011 Rivals/VTO Sports Georgia Elite 100 Camp
-Also ran track while in high school
-Member of the Health Occupational Students of America, the Beta Club and the honor roll, and was a certified nursing assistant
-Chose UCF among his final four schools which consisted of Marshall, NC State and Wake Forest, and also had interest or offers from Arizona State, Missouri, Southern Miss, USF, FIU and Vanderbilt
-Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
-Parents are Xavier Thomas and Carmen Holman

D.J. Killings
DB, 5-11, 180
Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast)
-Coached by Marty Lee at First Coast, joining teammate Seyvon Lowry as members of the UCF signing class
-First Coast advanced to the 2012 class 7A regional quarterfinals, and was the 2011 7A state runner-up
-Earned a three-star rating by Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 103 cornerback in the nation by ESPN
-Received an 80 rating by 247Sports.com
-Had three interceptions and more than 40 tackles during his senior year, and two picks as a sophomore
-Named all-county honorable mention in 2010 and 2012
-Member of the National Honor Society while at First Coast
-Decided on UCF over FIU, FAU, Kentucky, Marshall, Minnesota, Troy, Georgia Southern, USF, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, and also received interest from Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri and North Carolina
-Full name is Dorian Jamaal Killings
-Born in Miami, Fla.
-Parents are Fred Killings and Carla Sinclair

CLASS OF 2013 BIOGRAPHIES: FALL 2012 ENROLLEES
Deondre Barnett
LB, 6-3, 220
Cocoa, Fla. (Cocoa)
-Coached by John Wilkinson at Cocoa
-Helped guide Cocoa to the 2011 and 2012 4A state semifinals
-Named to the 4A all-state second team thanks to 82 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and a blocked field goal
-Competed in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-First started playing football for Cocoa as a junior and at wide receiver
-Received the defensive line MVP award at Miami's individual camp in 2012
-Listed at No. 18 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Mideast Florida Super60
-Also played basketball and ran track
-Placed third in the 2012 FHSAA 2A District 12 400m dash, and 13th in the regional meet
-Chose UCF over FAU, FIU, Appalachian State, Memphis and Iowa State
-Born in Rockledge, Fla.
-Mother is Tameka Argo

Jake Berman
LB, 6-1, 230
Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier)
-Coached by Dan Pallante at Barron Collier, which reached the 2011 and 2012 6A regional quarterfinals
-Played at both linebacker and fullback during his senior campaign, and lettered all four years
-Rated with three stars by ESPN, and listed as the No. 60 outside linebacker in the nation
-Accumulated 100 tackles including 90 solo, five sacks and nine tackles for loss along with 500 rushing yards with four touchdowns in 2012
-Earned 2012 6A all-state honorable mention status as well as first-team all-district and The News-Press All-First Team honors
-Played for the South team in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-Posted 130 tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 2011 at outside linebacker
-Broke the school record with 26 tackles in a single game that year as well
-Named to the 2011 Naples Daily News All-Area First Team and to the all-district first team
-After the junior campaign, broke the school's bench press record at 370
-As a sophomore, collected 98 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks en route to a spot on the all-district first team
-Also received interest from Minnesota, Connecticut, Kansas, FAU, FIU, USF, Syracuse, Miami and Western Kentucky
-Born in Naples, Fla.
-Parents are Matt and Carrie Berman

Chequan Burkett
LB, 6-2, 220
Montgomery, Ala. (Carver)
-Coached by Billy Gresham at Carver
-Carver went 13-2 and 6-1 in league play in 2012, advancing to the Alabama 6A state semifinals
-Rated with three stars by Rivals
-Earned an 85 rating from 247Sports.com
-Served as a strong safety as a senior in high school
-Posted 68 total tackles with three interceptions, two touchdowns and three forced fumbles in 2012 en route to a spot on the all-metro team
-Attended 2012 summer camp at Vanderbilt
-Collected 59 tackles, four forced fumbles, three interceptions and one touchdown as a junior, and 72 tackles with three forced fumbles and two interceptions as a sophomore
-Also played basketball while in high school
-Chose UCF over Auburn, Arkansas State, Clemson, Kentucky, Marshall, Memphis, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt, as well as interest from Alabama, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Northern Illinois, South Carolina and Tennessee
-Born in Montgomery, Ala.
-Parents are Corey and Sharon Burkett

Aaron Evans
OL, 6-5, 280
Seffner, Fla. (Armwood)
-Coached by Sean Callahan at Armwood
-Helped his team advance to the 2012 6A regional finals
-Ranked as the No. 97 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN
-Rated fifth by Big County Preps among all players in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties in 2012
-Transferred to Armwood from Seffner Christian prior to his senior year
-Earned an 82 rating by 247Sports.com
-Named to the All-Western Conference First Team as a senior, as well as to the all-Hillsborough County second team
-On defense, recorded 80 tackles, 21 quarterback hurries and 12 sacks during his junior campaign
-Member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
-Along with football, earned two letters as a center on the basketball court
-Selected as the most improved player on the basketball team as a freshman, averaged four rebounds per game as a sophomore and scored 12 points with five rebounds per game as a junior
-Also received interest from USF, Rutgers, Missouri and FAU
-Born in Brandon, Fla.
-Parents are James and Bette Jo Evans

Shaquem Griffin
DB, 6-2, 195
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Lakewood)
-Coached by Cory Moore at Lakewood, which advanced the 2012 5A regional semifinals
-With his brother Shaquill, will be one of two sets of identical twins on the UCF roster (senior offensive linemen Jordan and Justin McCray)
-Received three stars from Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 92 safety in the nation by ESPN
-Earned a spot on the 2012 class 5A all-state second team
-Named to the 2012 Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast Second Team
-Selected to the 2013 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football, and in the Team USA vs. The World International Bowl Feb. 5, made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 with a memorable interception in the redzone
-Competed in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-Listed at No. 42 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Midwest Florida Super60
-Amassed 72 tackles with 12 break-ups and one sack in 2012
-Had 61 tackles, nine break-ups, two forced fumbles and one interception as a junior
-Participated in the 2011 Under Armour Combine
-Member of the 7-on-7 Team Tampa undefeated and state championship squad
-Also ran track for Lakewood, competing in the 4x100, discus, triple jump and shot put, and received interest for track from LSU, Miami and Purdue
-Was the Tampa Bay Times Track and Field Athlete of the Year in Pinellas County in the spring of 2012 as he won the state title in the triple jump and broke two school records
-In all, earned four letters in track and three in football as a safety
-While in high school, received the United States Achievement Academy Student of Excellence Award, the Mr. LHS Award and the 2012 Mike June Courage Award
-The mayor presented him with the On Top of Your Game Award as well as a key to the city
-Shaquem and Shaquill started their own track club in St. Petersburg
-Chose UCF over Akron, Arkansas, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Colgate, FIU, Houston, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, Massachusetts, Miami, Minnesota, Princeton, South Alabama, Toledo, USF, West Virginia and Western Kentucky
-Lost his left hand at the age of four due to a rare condition before birth
-Born in St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Nickname is Keem
-Parents are Terry and Tangie Griffin, and was born a minute after Shaquill

Shaquill Griffin
DB, 6-2, 190
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Lakewood)
-Coached by Cory Moore at Lakewood, which advanced the 2012 5A regional semifinals
-With his brother Shaquem, will be one of two sets of identical twins on the UCF roster (senior offensive linemen Jordan and Justin McCray)
-Received three stars from Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 57 cornerback in the nation by Rivals, and No. 104 by ESPN
-Earned a spot on the 2012 class 5A all-state first team
-Named to the 2012 Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast First Team
-Selected to the 2013 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football
-Competed in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-Added three interceptions with 44 tackles, 12 break-ups, three forced fumbles and scored five touchdowns for the Lakewood Spartans in 2012
-Amassed 48 tackles with three interceptions, one touchdown, four forced fumbles and eight break-ups in 2011
-Participated in the 2011 Under Armour Combine
-Member of the 7-on-7 Team Tampa undefeated and state championship squad
-Two-time selection to the all-county team
-In all, earned four letters in track and three in football as a cornerback
-While in high school, received the United States Achievement Academy Student of Excellence Award
-The mayor presented him with the On Top of Your Game Award as well as a key to the city
-Shaquem and Shaquill started their own track club in St. Petersburg
-Chose UCF over Alabama, Akron, Arkansas, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, FIU, Harvard, Houston, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Massachusetts, Miami, Minnesota, NC State, Princeton, South Alabama, Toledo, USF, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Western Kentucky
-Born in St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Nickname is Quill
-Parents are Terry and Tangie Griffin, and was born a minute before Shaquem

Tony Guerad
DL, 6-4, 280
Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech)
-Coached by Jayson Roberts at Tampa Bay Tech, which claimed the district title from 2010-12
-Helped his team reach the 2012 7A regional quarterfinals and the 2011 regional semifinals
-Earned a three-star rating by ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 86 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN
-Named the team's defensive MVP in 2012, and earned All-Florida Athletic Coaches Association First Team, All-Western Conference First Team and Tampa Bay Times All-County Second Team honors as well
-Notched six sacks as a senior, while forcing four fumbles and recovering five as a junior
-Attended camps at Georgia Tech, Clemson and USF
-Played defensive end, tight end and long snapper during his high school career
-Chose UCF over offers and interest from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Florida, FIU, Iowa State, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Miami, Middle Tennessee State, Ohio, South Alabama, Syracuse, USF, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan
-Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
-Parents are Jesus and Cheryl Guerad

Tate Hernly
OL, 6-4, 290
Fort Myers, Fla. (Fort Myers)
-Coached by Sammy Sirianni at Fort Myers, earning three letters while playing every position on the offensive line
-Reached the 2011 6A regional semifinals with the Green Wave
-Picked up a three-star rating from Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 13 center in the nation by ESPN, and No. 20 by Rivals
-Listed at No. 43 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Midwest Florida Super60
-As a senior, received first-team all-district, all-conference and all-area honors
-Named to the Friday Night Football magazine's Preseason All-State Second Team and to the All-Gulf Coast First Team
-Took part in the 2011 Under Armour Combine
-Recorded a cumulative GPA of higher than 4.0 in high school
-Chose UCF over Ball State, Boston College, Buffalo, Duke, FIU, Miami, Missouri, Tennessee and USF
-Born in Muncie, Ind.
-Parents are Troy and Tammy Hernly

Blake Keller
DL, 6-2, 225
Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee)
-Coached by Joe Kinnan at Manatee, which at one point was ranked as the No. 1 team in the country in 2012
-Lettered three years as a defensive end for a team that won 13 games each year from 2010-12
-Posted a sack, three tackles and two quarterback hurries in Manatee's 2011 7A state title game win over First Coast
-Manatee also advanced to the 2010 5A state semifinals and the 2012 7A state semifinals
-Selected to the 2012 7A all-state second team
-Rated with three stars by Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 50 defensive end in the nation by ESPN
-Listed at No. 25 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Midwest Florida Super60
-Twice named defensive player of the game in 2012 for his performances vs. Miramar and Riverview
-Finished senior year with 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three recoveries with one touchdown, 12 hurries, three blocked punts, 24 tackles for loss and 67 tackles overall
-Amassed 83 tackles, 15 sacks, five forced fumbles, one blocked punt and two touchdowns as a junior
-Took part in UCF's 7-on-7 passing tournament in 2012
-Honored in high school for having at least a 3.5 grade-point average
-Chose UCF over Georgia, Iowa State, Minnesota, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, USF, West Virginia and Western Kentucky
-Born in Bradenton, Fla.
-Parents are Don and Linda Keller

Seyvon Lowry
DL, 6-3, 225
Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast)
-Coached by Marty Lee at First Coast, and joins teammate D.J. Killings as members of the UCF signing class
-First Coast advanced to the 2012 class 7A regional quarterfinals, and was the 2011 7A state runner-up
-A four-star recruit by ESPN, which graded him at an 80, and received three stars from Rivals
-Ranked as the No. 35 defensive end in the nation by ESPN, and the No. 40 weakside defensive end by Rivals
-Rated at 85 by 247Sports.com
-Received class 7A all-state second-team honors in 2012
-Finished senior season with 50 tackles, 17 sacks, two blocked punts, five forced fumbles and four recoveries
-As a junior, had 48 tackles, 16 sacks, six forced fumbles and five blocks to go along with five touchdowns scored en route to first-team all-conference honors
-Chose UCF over offers and interest from Alabama, Cincinnati, Connecticut, FIU, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Alabama, USF, Vanderbilt and West Virginia
-Born in Jacksonville, Fla.
-Mother is Uchika Stewart

Mario Mathis
LB, 6-1, 240
Thomasville, Ga. (Thomasville)
-Coached by Richie Marsh at Thomasville, which reached the 2011 Georgia AA state playoffs
-Ranked as the No. 66 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN, and No. 47 by Rivals
-Earned a three-star rating by ESPN and Rivals
-Led his team in tackles as a senior with 64 and posted eight tackles for loss with three sacks and eight hurries while playing in all 10 games as an outside linebacker, defensive end and tight end
-Racked up 80 tackles with 12 tackles for loss as a junior
-A 2011 Rising Seniors selection at the Georgia All-Star Football Game for juniors
-Named one of the top linebackers at the 2012 Prodigy Camp in Naples, Fla., the top 2013 linebacker at the 2011 Alabama MVP Camp, to the top underclassmen list at the 2011 Mobile Nike Sparq Combine and a top linebacker at the 2011 Atlanta MVP Camp
-Invited and participated at the Junior Rank Combine in California in Jan. 2013
-Served as Junior Class President in 2011-12 and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
-On the honor roll in two quarters as a junior as well as the first two as a senior
-Posted the third highest academic GPA on the football team
-Received four letters on the gridiron, playing linebacker, defensive end, tight end, safety and running back, as well as quarterback on the ninth-grade team
-Lettered two years as a forward with the basketball team (2009-11) and one year on the baseball squad as a pitcher and left fielder
-Began playing goalie for the soccer team, and competing in the 226-245 weight class in weightlifting in 2012-13
-Originally committed to Ole Miss
-Chose UCF over offers from FIU, Mississippi State, Mississippi, South Alabama and USF, as well as interest from Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Louisville, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Florida and Samford
-Full name is Jamario Marquice Mathis
-Born in Thomasville, Ga.
-Parents are David and Denise Fletcher

Justin McDonald
LB, 6-2, 200
Lauderhill, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)
-Coached by Wayne Blair at Boyd Anderson, playing mostly at linebacker, strong safety, tight end and H-back
-The Cobras reached the 2012 FHSAA 7A regional finals
-Posted 136 tackles as a senior, ending with 17 sacks, five forced fumbles, four recoveries, two interceptions and one touchdown
-Selected to the 2012 all-county first team and the all-state second team
-Participated in the Under Armour Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game
-Was an all-county honorable pick in 2010 and 2011
-Boasted 115 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, three recoveries, eight receptions and 300 receiving yards in 2011
-Had 98 tackles and two sacks as a sophomore, and 25 tackles as a freshman
-Also played basketball (shooting guard, strong forward, power forward) while in high school and competed in the AAU basketball travel league
-A member of the Student Government Association
-Chose UCF over Hawaii, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, FIU, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Carolina
-Nickname is J-Mac
-Born in Plantation, Fla.
-Parents are David and Jackie McDonald

Jordan Prestwood
OL, 6-6, 310
Plant City, Fla. (Plant City/Notre Dame)
-Coached by Jason Strunk at Plant City during his senior year
-Plant City advanced to the 5A regional quarterfinals in both 2009 and 2010
-Will have three years of eligibility remaining in 2013 with the Knights
-Enrolled early at Florida State in the spring of 2011 before transferring to Notre Dame, but did not see action with either program
-Out of high school, was the No. 130 prospect in the nation by ESPNU, checking in as the No. 10 offensive tackle
-Received a three-star rating from Rivals while at Plant City
-Played offensive guard and at both left and right tackle on the offensive line
-As a junior, also had 28 catches for 319 yards and four touchdowns
-Recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, FIU, Louisville, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, UCF, USF, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC and West Virginia
-Born in Plant City, Fla.
-Parents are Jack and Lacinda Prestwood

Micah Reed
RB, 5-11, 210
Crestview, Fla. (Crestview)
-Coached by Kevin Pettis at Crestview
-Ranked as the No. 79 running back in the nation by ESPN
-A three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals
-Received an 87 rating from 247Sports.com
-Earned 2012 class 6A all-state honorable mention accolades
-Listed at No. 21 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Florida Panhandle Super60
-Amassed 1,780 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns, as well as 350 receiving yards and three touchdowns en route to first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors in 2012
-Chosen for the 2012 Subway High School All-Star Football Game played at Pace High School
-Finished junior year with 970 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns
-Was the first commitment to the UCF 2013 signing class when he announced his decision in March 2012
-Chose UCF over offers and interest from Florida, FAU, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, Cincinnati, FIU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Purdue, Texas, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Notre Dame, USC, USF, Florida State, South Carolina and Miami
-Born in Boston, Mass.
-Parents are Earl and Melody Reed

William Stanback
ATH, 6-0, 210
Hempstead, N.Y. (Uniondale)
-Coached by Greg Didio at Uniondale where he left holding the school's career rushing yards record with 4,168 yards
-Also had school records with 47 career touchdowns and 4,966 total yards
-Played running back, quarterback, safety and linebacker for Uniondale, serving as a co-captain in 2011 and 2012
-As a senior, punished defenses for 1,350 rushing yards with 19 touchdowns, and had 358 passing yards as well en route to the MSG Varsity All-Metro Second Team and the All-Long Island Second Team
-Collected 75 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball in 2012
-For the Knights in 2012, had a single-game career-high 335 rushing yards and scored four touchdowns in a win over Plainview JFK
-A week before that contest, played quarterback in a victory vs. Freeport, rushing for 231 yards and four touchdowns, while on defense he posted 10 tackles and two interceptions
-Named the Offensive MVP in the 2012 Nassau County Senior Bowl, scoring two offensive touchdowns and returning an interception for a score in his team's 26-13 win
-Earned all-county honors his final three seasons
-In 2011, collected 1,437 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns, and on defense had 58 tackles with 10 sacks and one interception
-Rushed for 1,256 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010, while posting 43 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions
-Finished freshman year with 125 yards and three touchdowns, and had two kickoff returns for touchdowns
-Also participated in wrestling and track and field, running the 100m and 200m, while also helping the 4x100 relay team earn first place at the 2012 Edy Games by posting the second-fastest time in the state at 42.58
-Competed in the 2012 4x100 national championship, and was on the Nassau All-County Exceptional Senior Team
-Received interest from Syracuse, Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Maine and Stony Brook while in high school
-Parents are Bill and Patricia Stanback

Dontravious Wilson
RB, 5-11, 215
Buford, Ga. (Buford)
-Coached by Jess Simpson at Buford, which claimed the Georgia AAA state championship in 2012 and lost only six games in the past 10 years
-Lettered three years at Buford as a running back and linebacker
-Buford defeated St. Pius in the 2012 title game, 10-3, with Wilson's 39-yard fourth-down, fourth-quarter touchdown run serving as the difference
-With the title in 2012, Buford won its fourth state championship in five years
-Rated with three stars by ESPN
-Listed as the No. 68 running back in the nation by ESPN
-Earned an 84 rating from 247Sports.com
-Named the team's most improved player as a senior, rushing for 1,500 yards on 190 attempts, and also had 35 tackles with two sacks
-Served as team captain his final year where he was on the all-region first team, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution AA all-state honorable mention recipient and a Gwinnett County Player of the Month
-Had 204 yards and three touchdowns one week against West Hall in 2012, then followed that up with 212 yards and two touchdowns vs. White County one week later
-Rushed for 1,000 yards on 125 carries in 2011, and collected 43 tackles with three sacks on defense
-Chose UCF over Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, USF, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky
-Born in Albany, Ga.
-Father is Shun Wilson

 

 

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