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Smiley announces stellar recruiting class
Posted: 2/2/2012 11:38:58 AM
39 high school football players sign with TVCC

  Fresh off the best season in six years for the Trinity Valley Community College football program, the Cardinals reaped the benefits in the form of a stellar recruiting class.
  TVCC head football coach Brad Smiley and his staff were all smiles Wednesday morning on national signing day as the fax machine began printing soon-to-be Cardinals. In all, 39 signed on the dotted line.
  “We love them all,” Smiley said as the stack of letters of intent began rising on his desk. “If we didn’t think they were a heck of a player, we didn’t sign them.”
  The Cardinals went 8-3 in the 2011 season, including an appearance in the Citizens Bank Bowl in Pittsburg, KS. Smiley said the success and the fact the TVCC program led the nation in sending players to the next level paved the way to the solid recruiting class.
  “That was a selling point to these kids,” Smiley said. “When you lead the country in Division I signees, it’s kind of hard to deny. The proof’s in the pudding this year. I guess what I’m getting at is, it’s starting to sell itself.”
  Smiley and his staff expect to add to the recruiting class in the days to come.
  Here is the recruiting class as of Wednesday afternoon:



Pos.    Player    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown  (School)

DB    D’Nerius Antoine    6-1    200    New Iberia, LA (Westgate)

DB    L.B. Bates    6-0    175    Allen (Allen)

DB    Terence Braziel    5-10    160    Mesquite (Horn)

DB    Jaylon Howard    5-10    155    Port Arthur  (Memorial)

DB    Xavien Howard    6-1    175    Houston (Wheatley)

DB    William Jackson    6-2    170    Houston (Wheatley)

DB    Christion Norwood    5-9    165    Houston (Wheatley)

DB    Tavion Ritchie    6-1    175    San Angelo (Central)

DB    Tramaine Rose    5-11    175    Belton (Belton)

DB    Dakota Smith    6-3    205    Plano (East)

DB    Brandon Stewart    5-11    165    Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill)

DE    Duval Jackson    6-3    235    New Iberia, LA (Westgate)

DE    Jacob Sumney    6-4    260    Texas City (Santa Fe)

DE    Karl Thomas    6-3    225    Dallas (Newman Smith)

DT    Brandon Anderson    6-3    270    Garland (Lakeview Centennial)

DT    Austin Burtnett    6-3    290    Keller (Keller)

DT    James Johnson    6-3    280    Fort Worth (Trimble Tech)

DT    Dakerrian Wyatt    6-1    280    Livingston (Livingston)

LB    Davonte’ McMillian    5-10    210    Port Arthur (Memorial)

LB    Josh Pickett    5-9    205    Port Arthur (Memorial)

LB    Travious Thornton    6-2    195    DeSoto (DeSoto)

OL    Cameron Bailey    6-4    335    Athens (Athens)

OL    Andrew Doster    6-6    305    League City (Clear Springs)

OL    Jacob Hill    6-5    265    McKinney (Boyd)

OL    Cameron Hussey    6-4    260    Houston (Cy Falls)

OL    Tevin McCray    6-3    305    Denton (Ryan)

OL    Lawrence Spradley    6-3    290    Alvin (Alvin)

OL    Danie Sweet     6-5    340    Deridder, LA (Deridder)

P/K    Sam Fowler    6-3    240    Crosby (Crosby)

QB    Dean Haveman    6-1    185    Brenham (Brenham)

QB    Taylor Therwhanger    6-4    175    Lovelady (Lovelady)

RB    Radonte Edwards    5-10    175    Clarksville (Clarksville)

RB    Troy Green    6-2    200    Brenham (Brenham)

RB    Thaddeus Stewart    5-10    190    Pasadena (Memorial)

WR    D’Landeon Driver    5-11    175    Houston (Madison)

WR    Dorian Hankins    5-10    165    Redwater (Redwater)

WR    Trent Momon    6-5    200    Hempstead (Hempstead)

WR    Tremund Moore    6-0    165    Brenham (Brenham)

WR    Courtney Washington    6-0    185    Waco (Midway)