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Seth Skogan TE

Seth Skogan TE


Seth Skogan TE

Seth Skogan TE


Chas Short P/PK

Chas Short P/PK

6-3, 175 | Thomaston, Georgia (Flint River Academy)

Projected 2007 graduate of Flint River (GISA/A) Academy...football coach was Bobby Smith...handled kicking and punting duties and also played quarterback...member of three Flint River Academy teams that combined to post a 40-2 record and make three state championship game appearances, including one title campaign (14-0 in 2005)...kicked three field goals covering 45, 47, and 49 yards in 30-29 state championship game loss to Thomas Jefferson Academy in 2006...team finished 13-1...two-time all-region pick...earned Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) first team All-State honors as a placekicker as a senior...converted 82-of-84 PATs in 2006...recorded punts of 61 and 58 yards in the same game his junior year...four-year starter and two-time all-region pick in basketball...also competed in golf and track & field...is an Eagle Scout. Personal: Full name is Charles David Short II...son of David and Angie Short...born May 23, 1988, in Thomaston, Georgia...has two siblings, Cam and Seth.


Adrian Baker

Adrian Baker

Baker takes a pitch


Adrian Tank Baker  TB

Adrian Tank Baker TB

5-9, 215 | Maryville, Tennessee (Maryville High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Maryville (AAAA) High School...football coach was former Furman wide receiver George Quarles (1987-88)...three-year starter at running back...rushed for 3,006 yards and 38 touchdowns in his career while helping state power Maryville to a 58-1 record and three state championships...program went 45-0 over his final three seasons...two-time All-Blount County and all-region selection...garnered All-East Tennessee and Tennessee Preps All-State honors in 2006 after rushing 153 times for 1,055 yards and 13 touchdowns...also ranked track, competing in the 200 meters and 4x100, and 4x200 meters. Personal: Full name is Adrian Spencer Baker...known to friends and teammates as "Tank"...son of Don and Joy Baker...born April 3, 1988, in Covington, Georgia...has four siblings: Marquiel, Colton, Brittany, and Kullen...father played football on Maryville's 1970 state championship team...brother Colton played football at Tennessee Tech.


Adrian Baker

Adrian Baker

Baker carries during the Tennessee High School Championship Game


Sedrick Cunningham WR

Sedrick Cunningham WR

5-11, 188, Freshman | Zephyrhills, Florida (Zephyrhills High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Zephyrhills (AAA) High School...football coach was Tom Fischer...played quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver...also returned punts and kickoff during his prep tenure...threw for 3,146 yards and 31 touchdowns in just over two and a half seasons of play at quarterback...in all combined for 4,513 all-purpose yards in his career...registered 117 tackles, five interceptions, a two fumble recoveries...threw for 1,121 yards and 14 TDs and rushed for 500 yards and four TDs in 2006 in helping key Zephyrhills to a district championship...had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in district championship...played wide receiver three games into his sophomore season before making the move to quarterback...also starred in soccer, basketball, and track & field...two-time all-county selection on the hardwood...as a junior averaged 12.1 ppg and 8.0 rpg for Zephyrhills' basketball program...led his conference in rebounding (13.2 rpg) and averaged a double-double (11.9 ppg) as a sophomore despite standing only 5-foot-10...set a new school record in the triple jump (43'9") his freshman year...Boys State participant. Personal: Full name is Sederrik Deone Cunningham...son of Shirley and Wardell Cunningham...born July 14, 1989, in Zephyrhills, Florida...is the youngest of eight children...siblings include Terrell, Torey, Cheri, Terri, Jason, Cody, and Persephone...brother Jason played football at Western Kentucky and Gannon...father played football at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.


Luke Rorech CB

Luke Rorech CB

5-10, 160, Freshman | Tampa, Florida (H.B. Plant High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of H.B. Plant (AAAA) High School...football coach was Robert Weiner...played wide receiver, running back, and cornerback...also returned kicks during his prep career...2006 Florida High School Athletic Association All-State second team pick as a utility player...earned all-county honors as a defensive back and return specialist...racked up 88 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and three interceptions his senior year in helping H.B. Plant to a 15-0 season and state championship...also rushed for 150 yards, caught 28 passes for 816 yards (29.1 ypc) and six touchdowns, and returned three kickoff for scores in 2006...had a 92-yard kickoff return and a pair of touchdown catches (50 and 40 yards) in Plant's 48-23 region quarterfinal playoff win over Seminole Osceola...outstanding hurdler and high jumper...broke the school record in the 330 meter hurdles his junior year with a time of 39.5 seconds...also claimed a county high jump championship in 2006...named among Florida's top five hurdlers in the 2007 preseason. Personal: Full name is Luke Christopher Rorech...son of Greg Rorech and Maureen Dunkel...born August 27, 1988, in Tampa, Florida...has five brothers, Doug, John, David, Mat, and Nick, and a sister, Kristen...father played linebacker at Kean College.


Cardenal Coleman FB

Cardenal Coleman FB

6-1, 222 | Tennille, Georgia (Washington County High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Washington County (AAA) High School...football coach was Joel Ingram...played linebacker and fullback...started in 36 games over three seasons and racked up 329 tackles, nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and three interceptions his career...also rushed for 375 yards and three scores...earned first team all-area and All-Middle Georgia honors in 2006 after helping lead his squad to an 11-3 record and into the state semifinals before falling to eventual state champion Peach County...keyed a 21-0 win over Thomson, which at the time was ranked No. 2 in the state...finished the 2006 season with 119 tackles two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries...Washington County went 42-12 in his four seasons of play. Personal: Full name is Cardenal Coleman, Jr...son of Eartha Cummings and Cardenal Coleman...born August 13, 1989, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida...has a sister Exavyer...father played football at Morehouse College...cousin, Terrance Edwards, played football at Georgia (career leading receiver in the SEC) and the Atlanta Falcons...another cousin, Robert Edwards, played football at Georgia and with the New England Patriots.


Brandon Boykin LB

Brandon Boykin LB

6-0, 225 | Collierville, Tennessee (White Station High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of White Station (AAAAA) High School...football coach was Major Wright...position coach, Brent Blankenship, played linebacker at Furman (2004)...played linebacker exclusively during his prep tenure...three-year starter who racked up 225 tackles, 13 tackles, and 10 fumble recoveries during his career...two-time all-region selection...captured all-metro and all-district honors in 2006 after totaling 88 tackles, including 19 for-loss, four sacks, and three fumble recoveries while helping lead White Station to a 12-2 record (best in program history) and state semifinal finish...keyed a win over arch-rival Germantown, the first by White Station in 30 years...program went 37-13 in his four seasons -- the best four-year run in school history...also ran track, competing in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 and 4x200...Tennessee Boys State participant...named Mr. White Station for 2007...product of same high school of November 2006 Paladin basketball guard signee Jordan Miller. Personal: Full name is Brandon Lamar Boykin...son of Tim and Vanessa Boykin...born January 17, 1989, in Memphis, Tennessee..has a sister, Christina...father played football at Denison University.


Seth Skogen TE

Seth Skogen TE

6-4, 220 | Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (Tennessee Temple Academy)

2007 projected graduate of Tennessee Temple (A) Academy...football coach was his father, Kevin Skogen...played wide receiver and linebacker, starting both ways all four years...set Tennessee all division records for most receptions (282), receiving yards (5,281 yards), and receiving touchdowns (62)...collected 97 receptions for 1,858 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior in leading his squad to a 12-1 record, Region 3-A championship, and No. 5 state ranking...two-time all-region and first team Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) All-State selection...named 2006 region player-of-the-year...had a monster game against South Pittsburgh in 2006, catching eight passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing a 30-yard touchdown and returning a fumble for his fifth score in the contest....racked up a Chattanooga area record 310 receiving yards and five touchdowns against Oakdale his junior year, helping Temple to its first ever playoff appearance...outstanding football career has been mirrored by his work in basketball...as of late January was only 150 points shy of becoming the school's all-time leading basketball scorer, trailing the record (2,442 points) held by his brother, Jacob, who now plays collegiately at Mercer...two-time all-region and all-district selection...was a first team TSWA All-State choice as a junior and finalist for Tennessee Mr. Basketball. Personal: Full name is Seth Robert Skogen...son of Kevin and Dana Skogen...born November 6, 1988, in St. Louis Missouri...has three brothers, Jacob, Caleb, and Joseph, and two sisters, Annie and Bonnie...father played football at Pacific Lutheran.


Sedrick Cunningham WR

Sedrick Cunningham WR


Sedrick Cunningham WR

Sedrick Cunningham WR


Cardenial Coleman FB

Cardenial Coleman FB


Cardenial Coleman FB

Cardenial Coleman FB


Cardenial Coleman FB

Cardenial Coleman FB


David Hendrix WR

David Hendrix WR

6-5, 190, Freshman | Buford, Georgia (Buford High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Buford (AA) High School...football coach was Jess Simpson...played wide receiver and free safety...former high school teammate of Paladin cornerback Masharn Austin and tailback Mark Standridge...caught 71 passes for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns in a highly successful, run oriented Buford football program...earned All-Gwinnett County and second team all-state honors in 2006 after collecting 35 receptions for 735 yards and eight touchdowns while keying Buford to a 13-win campaign and state runner-up finish...program won 55 games in his four seasons, including state record 47 straight during one stretch...also played basketball and baseball and also participated in track & field...cleared 6'4' in the high jump in his first prep competition. Personal: Full name is David Mark Hendrix...son of Mark and Patti Hendrix...born December 5, 1988, in Duluth, Georgia...has a sister Leslie-Ann...father played baseball at Auburn.


Seth Skogan TE

Seth Skogan TE


Ryan Lee OG

Ryan Lee OG

6-4, 265, Freshman
Carrollton, Georgia (Carrollton High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Carrollton (AAA) High School...football coach was Rayvan Teague...played offensive guard...three-year starter, two-time all-area, and 2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State honorable mention selection...2006 Georgia North-South All-Star Game participant...helped his squad post an 11-2 record and state quarterfinal finish his senior year...program went 33-4, won two region titles, and twice advanced into the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs during his career...also starred in baseball, earning all-state honors as a pitcher (7-1 record) and first baseman in 2006...went 9-2 on the mound in 2005, his sophomore year...broke the Georgia state power clean record in 2006 with a lift of 370 pounds en route to a third place finish in state powerlifting meet. Personal: Full name is Ryan Edward Lee...son of Steve and Carol Lee...born October 16, 1988, in Douglasville, Georgia...uncle, Stan Tedder, played football at Georgia.


Derrick Parrea

Derrick Parrea

6-3, 205
Dunnellon, Florida (Dunnellon High School)

Projected 2007 graduate of Dunnellon (AAA) High School...football coach was Frank Beasley...played tight end, defensive end, and defensive tackle...two-way starter in 26 of his squad's 32 regular season games over a three-year period...compiled 162 tackles, 12 sacks, and an interception in his career...also had 14 receptions for 223 yards and a touchdown...2006 Florida High School Athletic Association All-State third team pick after totaling 87 tackles and seven sacks...also caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a score on 7-3 team...had 49 tackles and three sacks in 2005, his junior year...currently averaging 19.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg as a member of Dunnellon's basketball team. Personal: Full name is Derrick Durrell Parrea...son of Michael and Betty Parrea...born October 4, 1988, in Tacoma, Washington...has a brother, Omar...grandfather is a former New York City and All-Army Golden Glove boxing champion.