USC Signs 17 Prep Footballers

Feb. 7, 2007

Pete Carroll Signing Day Press Conference - LIVE Wed., Feb. 7 @ 4:00 p.m. PT

Seventeen high school football players signed letters of intent with five-time defending Pac-10 champion USC, Trojan head coach Pete Carroll announced today.

Additionally, OL Martin Coleman of Edison High in Huntington Beach, Calif. enrolled at USC in January as a freshman and will participate in next month's spring practice. And WR Damian Williams transferred to USC in January from Arkansas, where he earned 2006 Freshman All-American third team notice, and will sit out the 2007 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

For the fifth consecutive year, many national recruiting publications have listed USC's class among the tops in the nation in 2007.

'This is an extremely exciting class featuring some of the top players in the country,' said Carroll, whose Trojans have won 56 of their last 60 games (including 11-2 last season with a Rose Bowl victory), appeared in five consecutive BCS bowls and won two of the last four national championships. 'Our coaching staff competed at the highest level for the fifth straight year and refused to take a step backwards by putting together one of the best classes in college football once again.

'This class is weighted heavily to the offensive side of the football, with lots of touchdown makers and some big guys up front. On defense, we signed some very impressive impact-type players.

'All of these players will come into our program and will get the opportunity to play right away, as has been our tradition. I expect that this class will contribute in a big way to the success of our team in 2007.'

This fall's incoming freshmen are: LB-FB Jordan Campbell of Norco (Calif.) High; WR Brandon Carswell of Milpitas (Calif.) High; QB Aaron Corp of Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High; TE Rhett Ellison of St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif.; LB Chris Galippo of Servite High in Anaheim, Calif.; RB Broderick Green of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark.; DE Everson Griffen of Agua Fria High in Avondale, Ariz.; DT DaJohn Harris of Serra High in Gardena, Calif.; DL Trey Henderson of Vancouver (British Columbia) College High; DB-WR Ronald Johnson of Muskegon (Mich.) High; S Marshall Jones of Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif.; RB Joe McKnight of John Curtis High in River Ridge, La.; OT Kristofer O'Dowd of Salpointe Catholic High in Tucson, Ariz.; OL Michael Reardon of Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High; LB Malcolm Smith of Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif.; DL Christian Tupou of Grant High in Sacramento, Calif.; and RB Marc Tyler of Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif.

2007 USC FOOTBALL SIGNEES

SPRING ENROLLMENT
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS


NAME POS HGT WGT HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
Martin Coleman OL 6-5 285 Huntington Beach, CA (Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA)


FALL ENROLLMENT
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS


















NAME POS HGT WGT HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
Jordan Campbell LB-FB 6-0 225 Corona, CA (Norco (CA) HS)
Brandon Carswell WR 6-2 175 Milpitas, CA (Milpitas (CA) HS)
Aaron Corp QB 6-3 185 Villa Park, CA (Orange (CA) Lutheran HS)
Rhett Ellison TE 6-5 235 Portola Valley, CA (St. Francis HS, Mountain View, CA)
Chris Galippo LB 6-2 235 Corona, CA (Servite HS, Anaheim, CA)
Broderick Green RB 6-1 230 Little Rock, AR (Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR)
Everson Griffen DE 6-3 265 Avondale, AZ (Agua Fria HS, Avondale, AZ)
DaJohn Harris DT 6-4 270 Inglewood, CA (Serra HS, Gardena, CA)
Trey Henderson DL 6-3 265 Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver College HS, Vancouver, B.C.)
Ronald Johnson DB-WR 6-1 190 Muskegon, MI (Muskegon (MI) HS)
Marshall Jones S 6-0 185 Agoura Hills, CA (Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, CA)
Joe McKnight RB 6-0 180 River Ridge, LA (John Curtis HS, River Ridge, LA)
Kristofer O'Dowd OT 6-5 290 Tucson, AZ (Salpointe Catholic HS, Tucson, AZ)
Michael Reardon OL 6-5 265 Anaheim, CA (Orange (CA) Lutheran HS)
Malcolm Smith LB 6-2 215 Northridge, CA (Taft HS, Woodland Hills, CA)
Christian Tupou DL 6-2 275 Sacramento, CA (Grant HS, Sacramento, CA)
Marc Tyler RB 6-0 215 Yorba Linda, CA (Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, CA)


2007 USC FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

SPRING ENROLLMENT
COLLEGIATE PLAYERS

NAME POS HGT WGT HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
Damian Williams WR 6-1 190 Springdale, AR (Springdale (AR) HS/Arkansas)


BIOGRAPHIES ON USC'S 2007 FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS

JORDAN CAMPBELL - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Inland Division Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley first team and All-Mountain View League Defensive MVP as a senior linebacker at Norco (Calif.) High...He had 156 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 2006...Norco won the 2006 CIF Inland Division title...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division V first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County second team and All-League while getting 135 tackles...Norco won the 2005 CIF Division V championship.

BRANDON CARSWELL - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, EA Sports All-American third team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 and San Jose Mercury News All-Area MVP as a senior at Milpitas (Calif.) High...He threw for 1,406 yards and 15 TDs and ran for 1,503 yards with 19 TDs as a quarterback, as well as caught 13 passes for 364 yards (28.0 avg.), and had 11 interceptions as a cornerback in 2006...Milpitas won the 2006 CIF Central Coast Section large school championship...As a junior in 2005, he had 32 receptions for 711 yards (22.2 avg.) and 11 TDs as a wide receiver despite having to sit out the first 6 games of the season...He played quarterback as a sophomore in 2004.

MARTIN COLEMAN - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Sunset League Offensive Line MVP as a senior offensive lineman at Edison High in Huntington Beach (Calif.)...He missed the end of the 2006 season after breaking his ankle...Edison was the CIF Pac-5 Division runnerup...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-Sunset League second team...He only played 2 years of football at Edison...He grew up on the Tongan island of Vavau and played rugby as a youth.

AARON CORP - His 2006 honors included Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-West, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Pac-5 Division Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star MVP, Orange County Register All-Orange County Offensive MVP and All-Trinity League Co-MVP as a senior quarterback at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High...He completed 212-of-311 (68.2%) of his passes for 2,750 yards, 21 TDs and 7 interceptions, plus ran for 1,197 yards on 142 carries (8.4 avg.) with 12 TDs, in 2006...He also punted...Orange Lutheran went 14-1 and won the 2006 CIF Pac-5 Division and the California state Division II championships...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division VI first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and All-Empire League Offensive MVP while hitting 128-of-219 (58.4%) of his passes for 1,634 yards, 22 TDs and 11 interceptions and running for 591 yards with 11 TDs...Orange Lutheran won the CIF Division VI title in his 2004 sophomore season when he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team...In his 3-year career as a starter, he accounted for 8,668 yards of total offense and 76 TDs...Incoming Trojan Michael Reardon also attended Orange Lutheran...His father, Chris, lettered at wide receiver for 2 years (1980-81) at Idaho State and was a member of the Bengals' NCAA Division I-AA championship team (he caught a TD pass in the title game).

RHETT ELLISON - His 2006 honors included 2006 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest and San Jose Mercury News All-Area first team as a senior linebacker and tight end at St. Francis High in Mountain View (Calif.)...He had 49 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception on defense and 31 receptions for 394 yards (12.7 avg.) with 2 TDs on offense in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made 27 tackles and 4 sacks, plus caught 26 passes for 301 yards (11.6 avg.) with 5 TDs...His father, Riki (Gray) Ellison, lettered at linebacker for 4 seasons (1978-80, 1982) at USC, where he was a member of the 1978 national championship team and earned All-Conference honors in 1979, then played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers (1983-88), where he appeared in the 1985 and 1989 Super Bowls, and Los Angeles Raiders (1990-92).

CHRIS GALIPPO - His 2006 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest Defensive MVP, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP, U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP and All-Trinity League Co-MVP as a senior at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.)...He had 98 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 5 blocked field goals, 3 deflections and 1 interception as a linebacker and had 354 rushing yards on 48 carries (7.4 avg.) with 3 TDs and caught 25 passes for 297 yards (11.9 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP and All-Serra League Co-Defensive MVP while recording 161 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and 4 blocked punts on defense and catching 22 passes for 380 yards (17.3 avg.) with 5 TDs on offense...He had 69 tackles as a sophomore in 2004 when he made Student Sports Sophomore All-American and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.

BRODERICK GREEN - His 2006 honors included Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American third team, Prep Star 100, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast and Scout.com All-Southwest as a senior running back at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock (Ark.)...He ran for 2,000 yards and 23 TDs in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made All-Region, All-Metro and All-Conference while rushing for 1,664 yards on 196 carries (8.5 avg.) with 21 TDs and catching 45 passes for 563 yards (12.5 avg.) with 5 TDs...His half-brother is Kansas City Chiefs safety Greg Wesley.

EVERSON GRIFFEN - His 2006 honors included Super Prep Player of the Year, Scout.com Player of the Year, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 and Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year as a senior at Agua Fria High in Avondale (Ariz.)...He had 77 tackles, 16 sacks and a fumble recovery as a defensive end and ran for 1,251 yards on 159 carries (7.9 avg.) with 20 TDs and had 6 receptions with 2 TDs as a running back in 2006...Agua Fria went 12-1 and won the state 4-a championship in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he had 70 tackles, 6 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries, plus ran for 794 yards on 132 carries (6.1 avg.) with 10 TDs and had 168 receiving yards...His cousin is Arizona State tailback Keegan Herring.

DaJOHN HARRIS - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Del Rey League Lineman MVP as a senior at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.)...He had 64 tackles and 9 sacks as a defensive lineman, plus 19 receptions for 304 yards (6.0 avg.) with 4 TDs and 35 yards on 5 carries (7.0 avg.) primarily as a tight end on offense in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made the South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay second team and All-Del Rey League first team while getting 44 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception on defense and catching 13 passes for 145 yards (11.2 avg.) with 1 TD on offense....He had 50 tackles and 4 sacks, plus 4 receptions, as a 2004 sophomore.

TREY HENDERSON - His 2006 honors included All-AAA Western Conference first team as a senior defensive end and tight end at Vancouver (British Columbia) College High...He had 40 tackles and 8 sacks in 2006...Vancouver College was the runnerup in the 2006 Provincial Championship game...As a 2004 sophomore, he made All-Conference as he had 24 catches for 272 yards (11.3 avg.) with 3 TDs...He also competed in basketball and track at Vancouver College, where he set the Canadian youth record in the hammer throw (221 feet) and was the 2005 British Columbia Junior champion, British Columbia Juvenile champion and Canadian Junior silver medalist in 2005...His real first name is Nolan...He is believed to be the first Canadian player offered a scholarship to play football at USC.

RONALD JOHNSON - His 2006 honors included EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Midwest, Scout.com All-Midwest and Detroit Free Press Fab 50 as a senior at Muskegon (Mich.) High...He had 3 interceptions as a cornerback and 1,600 all-purpose yards as a wide receiver on offense in 2006, including 700 receiving yards on 26 catches (26.9 avg.) with 7 TDs and 347 rushing yards on 30 carries (11.6 avg.) with 4 TDs, 180 yards on 7 kickoff returns (25.7 avg.) and 218 yards on 11 punt returns (19.8 avg.)...Muskegon went 14-0 and won the 2006 state championship...As a junior in 2005, he appeared in just 3 games before suffering torn knee ligaments.

MARSHALL JONES - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as a senior defensive back and running back at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village (Calif.)...He made 96 tackles, 2 sacks and 6 interceptions (returned 2 for TDs) on defense and had 696 yards on 87 carrries (8.0 avg.) with 10 TDs and caught 22 passes for 297 yards (13.5 avg.) with 4 TDs in 2006...Oaks Christian went 15-0 and won the 2006 CIF Northwest Division and California state Division III championships (winning 46 consecutive games)...As a junior in 2005, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division XI Co-Defensive MVP and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team...He had 71 tackles, 5 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery, plus ran for 486 yards on 47 carries (10.3 avg.) with 10 TDs and had 23 receptions for 407 yards (17.7 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2005...He was named to the All-CIF Division XI first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Small Schools first team as a 2004 sophomore...He had 40 tackles and 10 interceptions in his 2003 freshman and 2004 sophomore seasons...He also sprinted for Oaks Christian's track team, with a best of 10.6 in the 100 meters...Incoming Trojan Marc Tyler also attended Oaks Christian.

JOE McKNIGHT - His 2006 honors included Parade All-American Co-MVP, USA Today All-USA first team, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast, Scout.com All-Southwest and All-State MVP as a senior at John Curtis High in River Ridge (La.)...He had 1,928 all-purpose yards (22.2 avg.) and 30 TDs in 2006, including 711 rushing yards on 46 carries (15.5 avg.) with 14 TDs, 739 receiving yards on 24 catches (30.8 avg.) with 13 TDs and 268 yards on 12 punt returns (22.3 avg.), plus added 10 tackles, 8 deflections and 1 interception on defense...John Curtis went 14-0 and won its third consecutive state 2A championship in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made EA Sports All-American third team, All-State, All-East Jefferson Parish and All-District, and was MVP of the state championship game, as he scored 22 touchdowns (9 rushing, 5 receiving, 4 punt returns, 3 interceptions, 1 kickoff return) and averaged 18.0 per play...He rushed for 502 yards on 36 carries (13.9 avg.), had 497 receiving yards on 20 catches (24.9 avg.), and averaged 38.7 on kickoff returns and 30.0 on punt returns in 2005...He made Student Sports Sophomore All-American as a 2004 sophomore...He also sprinted for John Curtis' track team, with a best of 10.4 in the 100 meters.

KRISTOFER O'DOWD - His 2006 honors included Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 and All-State as a senior offensive lineman at Salpointe Catholic High in Tucson (Ariz.)...He recorded 90 pancake blocks in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-State first team...His grandfather, Jack, lettered in football at Arizona for 3 years (1930-32).

MICHAEL REARDON - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Trinity League Co-Lineman MVP as a senior defensive end at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High...He had 77 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks and 1 blocked field goal in 2006...Orange Lutheran went 14-1 and won the 2006 CIF Pac-5 Division and the California state Division II championships...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-Empire League first team while making 80 tackles and 8 sacks...He also played basketball at Orange Lutheran...Incoming Trojan Aaron Corp also attended Orange Lutheran.

MALCOLM SMITH - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team, All-L.A. City first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team as a senior linebacker and running back at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.)...He had 31 tackles, 10 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries on defense and ran for 919 yards on 118 carries (7.8 avg.) with 15 TDs on offense in 2006 despite missing the first half of the season with a leg injury...As a junior in 2005, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team while making 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 fumble recovery, plus running for 639 yards on 73 carries (8.8 avg.) with 10 TDs and catching 27 passes for 411 yards (15.2 avg.) with 7 TDs as Taft was the L.A. City runnerup...He was named to the Student Sports Sophomore All-American and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team as a 2004 sophomore when he had 800-plus yards of total offense and 8 TDs, plus 2 interceptions, as Taft won the L.A. City title...Current Trojan Jamere Holland also attended Taft...His brother, Steve Smith, was a 2006 All-American wide receiver at USC who lettered 4 years with the Trojans (2003-06) and finished his career as Troy's No. 5 career pass catcher (190 receptions with 22 TDs).

CHRISTIAN TUPOU - His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team and Sacramento Bee Defensive MVP as a senior defensive end and fullback at Grant High in Sacramento (Calif.)...He had 82 tackles and 5 sacks in 2006 as Grant went 13-0...As a junior in 2005, he was All-Area, All-City and All-League as he had 85 tackles, 16 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries...He had 26 tackles and 9 sacks as a 2004 sophomore...He also played basketball at Grant.

MARC TYLER- His 2006 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Arena Football League High School Ironman of the Year (nation's top 2-way player), Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Gatorade California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools MVP, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star Back MVP and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-MVP as a senior at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village (Calif.)...He ran for 1,700 yards on 131 carries (13.0 avg.) with 25 TDs and caught 12 passes for 265 yards (22.1 avg.) with 4 TDs as a running back, plus made 51 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery (for a TD) as a linebacker in 2006 despite breaking his leg before the playoffs...Oaks Christian went 15-0 and won the 2006 CIF Northwest Division and California state Division III championships (winning 46 consecutive games)...As a junior in 2005, he was named to the EA Sports All-American third team, Cal-Hi Sports Junior MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division XI Co-Offensive MVP and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team...He ran for 2,196 yards on 193 carries (11.4 avg.) with 45 TDs and had 28 receptions for 413 yards (14.8 avg.) with 6 TDs in 2005...As a sophomore in 2004, he made Student Sports Sophomore All-American, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team, All-CIF Division XI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura/North Coast first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Small Schools first team...He ran for 802 yards and 12 TDs and caught 37 passes for 830 yards (22.4 avg.) with 12 TDs in 2004 as Oaks Christian was in the CIF Division XI championship game...In his 4-year career, he had 5,443 rushing yards on 431 carries (12.6 avg.), 1,645 receiving yards, 8,000 all-purpose yards and 123 touchdowns...Incoming Trojan Marshall Jones also attended Oaks Christian...His father, Wendell Tyler, was a running back at UCLA (1973-76) who led the Bruins in rushing in 1975 (they won the Rose Bowl that season), earned All-Conference first team honors in 1976 and is fifth on the school's career rushing list, then was an All-Pro with the Los Angeles Rams (1977-82) and San Francisco 49ers (1983-86), appearing in the Super Bowl in 1980 and 1985.

DAMIAN WILLIAMS - He started 5 games at flanker for Arkansas as a first-year freshman in 2006...Overall in 2006 while appearing in all 13 games, he caught 19 passes (second on the team) for 235 yards (12.4 avg.) with 2 TDs, plus he had a 5-yard run and made 3 tackles...He had 4 catches for 61 yards (both season highs) in the 2006 opener against USC...He was named to the 2006 The Sporting News Freshman All-American third team, The Sporting News Freshman All-SEC and SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC squads...He prepped at Springdale (Ark.) High, where as a 2005 senior wide receiver, running back and defensive back he earned Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American second team, ESPN 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast, Little Rock Touchdown Club State Co-MVP, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-State Co-Offensive MVP, Northwest Arkansas Morning News All-State Offensive MVP and Landers Award (top Arkansas prep football student-athlete)...He caught 63 passes for 1,495 yards (23.7 avg.) with 24 TDs, ran for 463 yards on 31 carries (14.9 avg.) with 12 TDs and had 8 kickoff returns for 254 yards (31.8 avg.) with 2 TDs on offense and made 25 tackles and 3 interceptions (1 for a TD) on defense in 2005 despite missing several games with injuries...Springdale went 14-0 in 2005, won the Arkansas state championship and finished No. 2 nationally...As a 2004 junior, he made All-State as he caught 31 passes for 545 yards (17.6 avg.) with 4 TDs, rushed for 137 yards on 19 carries (7.2 avg.) with 2 TDs, returned 2 kickoffs for 116 yards 958.0 avg.) and averaged 13.1 yards on punt returns...He also played baseball at Springdale, helping his team to the Class 5A-West title as a sophomore.

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