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GEORGIA TECH 2006 Football Signees

February 1, 2005

2006 GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL SIGNEES

Name          Pos      Ht,     Wt    Hometown   High School

Ben Anderson DT 6-2, 265 Aiken, S.C. South Aiken
Austin Barrick TE 6-3, 240 Moody, Ala. Moody
Shane Bowen S 6-1, 215 Pickerington, Ohio Pickerington Central
Trevor Bray RB 6-0, 230 Chesapeake, Va. Greenbrier Christian
Correy Earls WR 6-0, 185 Macon, Ga. Central
Jamaal Evans RB 5-8, 191 Irving, Texas Irving
Sedric Griffin LB 5-11, 220 Winnsboro, S.C. Fairfield Central
Robert Hall DE 6-3, 225 Hawkinsville, Ga. Hawkinsville
Byron Ingram QB 6-5, 190 Stone Mountain, Ga. Redan
DeRon Jasper S 6-2, 195 Dunwoody, Ga. Dunwoody
Quincy Kelly RB 6-0, 225 Stone Mountain, Ga. Decatur
Laurence Marius CB 5-11, 175 Key West, Fla. Key West
Dominique Reese WR/CB 5-11, 175 Auburn, Ala. Auburn
Demaryius Thomas WR 6-4, 215 Dublin, Ga. West Laurens
Osahon Tongo LB 6-2, 225 Naperville, Ill. Naperville North


BEN ANDERSON
DT * 6-2, 265 * Aiken, S.C.  (South Aiken)
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked among the nation's top 30 defensive tackles by Scout.com . . . Also tabbed the No. 30 player in South Carolina by Scout.com . . . Rated the No. 24 player in South Carolina on the Rivals.com preseason list . . . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . Two-time first-team all-area selection by both the Augusta Chronicle and the Aiken Standard . . . Made 114 tackles as a senior with 15 tackles for loss and six sacks, following 12 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior . . . Team captain for coach Dan Pippin at South Aiken High.
PERSONAL: Full name is Robert Benjamin Anderson . . . Parents are Robert and Sheri Anderson . . . Born February 28, 1988.

AUSTIN BARRICK
TE * 6-3, 240 * Moody, Ala. (Moody)
HIGH SCHOOL: The No. 30 prospect in the state of Alabama by Scout.com . . . Also rated the No. 33 tight end in the nation by Scout.com . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . Two-time honorable mention all-state selection . . .  . . . Also earned all-Metro and all-county honors . . . Had 48 catches for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . Coached by John Grass at Moody High . . . Played his first three years of high school at Albertville (Ala.) High . . . Played in just fives games as a junior but had 38 catches and five touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Austin J. Barrick . . . Born June 13, 1987 . . . Parents are Darrel and Liz Barrick.

SHANE BOWEN
S * 6-1, 215 * Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from high school in 2005 and enrolled at Tech for the spring, 2006 semester . . . Conference Player of the Year . . . First-team all-county and all-district selection . . . Had 114 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . Also played running back and wide receiver . . . Team captain and three-year letterwinner for coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High . . . Also earned all-league recognition in baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Shane Andrew Bowen . . . Born December 9, 1986 . . . Parents are Phil and Cathy Bowen.

TREVOR BRAY
FB * 6-0, 230 * Chesapeake, Va. (Greenbrier Christian)
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated among the nation's top fullbacks by Scout.com (No. 22) . . . Ranked the the No. 28 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and the No. 30 prospect in the state by Rivals.com . . . All-Tidewater (second team) selection by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot . . . Career totals of 850 yards rushing, 300 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns, as well as 240 tackles and three interceptions on defense . . . Coached by Donny Kirby at Greenbrier Christian Academy . . . An outstanding thrower for the track team, including state title (private/independent schools) in the shot put . . . Also lettered in wrestling and baseball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Trevor Newton Bray . . . Parents are Tom and Theresa Bray . . . Born September 4, 1987.

CORREY EARLS
WR * 6-0, 185 * Macon, Ga. (Central)
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia . . . The No. 34 player on the Scout.com Georgia Hot 100 list . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . First-team all-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph . . . Had 35 catches for 714 yards with 14 touchdowns as a senior . . . Also made 40 tackles and three interceptions on defense . . . Added 20 catches for 450 yards as a junior . . . Coached by Anthony Hines at Central High.
PERSONAL: Full name is Correy Deonte Earls . . . Parents are Charles Earls and Cherrie Duncan . . . Born December 4, 1988.

JAMAAL EVANS
RB * 5-8, 191 * Irving, Texas (Irving)
HIGH SCHOOL: Enrolled at Tech for the spring, 2006 semester . . . Rated the No. 29 player in Texas and the No. 6 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com. . . The No. 20 player in the Dallas area by  the Dallas Morning News . . . Rated among the Top 100 prospects in Texas by Scout.com  . . . PrepStar All-America . . . The all-time leading rusher in the city of Irving with more than 6,300 yards and 67 touchdowns in three seasons at Irving High . . . Rushed for 1,793 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior, following 2,103 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior and 2,453 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . Offensive Player of the Year in District 8-5A . . . MVP and team captain for coach Jim Bennett . . . Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Jamaal Evans . . . Parents are Valerie Evans and Fred Lewis . . . Born June 28, 1987.

SEDRIC GRIFFIN
LB * 5-11, 220 * Winnsboro, S.C. (Fairfield Central)
HIGH SCHOOL: Speedy linebacker who was rated the No. 21 player in South Carolina by Scout.com and the No. 23 prospect in the state by Rivals.com . . . Played in the Shrine Bowl all-star game . . .

ROBERT HALL
DE * 6-3, 225 * Hawkinsville, Ga. (Hawkinsville)
HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia . . . First-team all-state selection (Class A) by the Atlanta J-C as a senior after earning honorable mention all-state honors as a junior . . . The No. 44 prospect in Georgia according to Rivals.com . . . Tabbed to the Scout.com Georgia Hot 100 . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . All-region and all-Middle Georgia choice . . . Helped Hawkinsville High to two state title (2003-04) . . . Team captain for coach Lee Campbell . . . Missed four games his senior year but still had 51 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and five sacks . . . Added 92 tackles with 31 TFL, 10 sacks and two blocked punts as a junior . . . School-record five sacks in one game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Robert Louis Hall, Jr. . . . Parents are Robert Hall, Sr., and Patricia Nelson. . . . Born January 23, 1987.

BYRON INGRAM
QB * 6-5, 190 * Stone Mountain, Ga. (Redan)
HIGH SCHOOL: Dual-threat quarterback with excellent size . . . Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia . . . Rated the No. 46 player in the state on the Scout.com Georgia Hot 100 list . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . Two-time all-county selection . . . Passed for 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior . . . Team captain for coach Ronnie Fleetwood at Redan High . . . Threw for 1700 yards and accounted for 21 touchdowns as a junior at Towers High . . .
PERSONAL: Full name is Byron DeWard Ingram . . . Parents are Brian Ingram and Callie Ingram . . . Born July 28, 1988.

QUINCY KELLY
RB * 6-0, 225 * Stone Mountain, Ga. (Decatur)
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 40 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com . . . The No. 43 player in the state on the Scout.com Georgia Hot 100 list . . . Two-time all-county selection . . . Team captain and MVP for coach Michael Tanks at Decatur High . . . Rushed for 1,585 yards as a senior . . . Also played defense and had 127 tackles as a junior and 107 hits as a senior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Quincy Jeremiah Kelly . . . Son of Joyce Kelly  . . . Born June 16, 1988.

DERON JASPER
S * 6-2, 195 * Dunwoody, Ga. (Dunwoody)
HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection in Class AAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Rated among the Top 100 players in the state by the Scout.com Georgia Hot 100.

LAURENCE MARIUS
CB * 5-11, 175 * Key West, Fla.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 33 prospect in Florida and the No. 26 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com . . . Ranked the No. 37 player in Florida by Rivals.com . . . PrepStar All-America . . . The No. 24 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel . . . Tabbed to the Florida Super 75 by the Florida Times Union . . .
PERSONAL: Laurence Marius . . . Nicknamed "Poppy" . . . Born February 16, 1988.

DOMINIQUE REESE
WR/CB * 5-11, 175 * Auburn, Ala. (Auburn)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prep quarterback who projects as a wide receiver or defensive back . . . Rated the No. 27 prospect on the Alabama Hot 50 by Scout.com . . . Had 1,186 yards and 13 touchdowns passing and 967 yards and nine touchdowns rushing as a senior . . . Played for coach Robert Maddox at Auburn High . . . Also lettered in track and basektball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dominique Mar-ques' Reese . . . Parents are Michael and Phyllis Jeter . . . Born May 14, 1988.

DEMARYIUS THOMAS
WR * 6-4, 215 * Dublin, Ga. (West Laurens)
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia . . . Also a first-team all-state selection in Class AA by the AJC . . . Rated the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Scout.com and the No. 34 player in the state by Rivals.com . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . Two-time all-region and all-Heart of Georgia choice . . . Selected for the GACA North-South All-Star game . . . Had 56 catches for 756 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, following 32 receptions for 330 yards and three scores as a junior . . . Coached by John Kenny.
PERSONAL: Full name is Demaryius Antwon Thomas  . . . Born December 25, 1987 . . . Parents are Shirley Brown and Bobby Gene Thomas.

OSAHON TONGO
LB * 6-2, 225 * Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)
HIGH SCHOOL: The No. 8 player in Illinois according to Rivls.com . . . The state's No. 19 prospect by Scout.com . . . Rated the No. 33 linebacker in the nation by Scout.com . . . PrepStar All-Region selection . . . Made over 100 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior . . .
PERSONAL: Osahon Tongo  . . . Parents are Esther and Dwin Tongo.


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