Signing Day

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    1:13 p.m. - Head coach Tim DeRuyter is getting ready for his 2 p.m. press conference, which is being streamed live at GoBulldogs.com.

    12:42 p.m. - Travis Harvey, a 6-5, 325-pound offensive tackle from Burbank, Calif. (Loyola HS) is the 15th and final player to sign with Fresno State Wednesday.
    Harvey Career Notes: First-team All-Serra League as a senior ... played in the Prep Start All-Star Game and the CES Literacy Classic ... team captain as a senior when he helped lead Loyola High School to a 8-3 record after the team finished 3-7 the previous two seasons.

    Other Notes: His grandfather, Gerald Dunn, played football at UCLA ... an uncle, Craig Dunn played lacrosse at Virginia ... mother, Jonell Harvey, played tennis at UCLA.

    12:13 p.m. - Wide receiver Aaron Peck becomes the 14th player to join the Fresno State football program today. Peck, the second wide receiver of the class, comes from Moreno Valley, Calif. (John W. North HS) and has great size at 6-3, 215 pounds.
    Peck Career Notes: First-team All-Big VIII League selection in 2011 ... helped lead JW North High School to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs as a senior ... posted 38 receptions for 769 yards (20.2 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns during senior season ... put up three 100-yard receiving games in 2011 and had a 49-yard touchdown run in a 34-7 win over Kaiser High School ... on defense he recorded 32 tackles and eight sacks, four of which came in a 36-35 win over Alemany when he also caught six passes for 126 yards ... had 47 catches for 811 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... also played basketball and competed in track ... as a junior in basketball, he led JW North to a 19-11 record and the CIF Southern Regional D2 quarterfinals by leading the team in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (17.5 ppg).

    12:07 p.m. - Fresno State has received two more Letters of Intent. They will be announced shortly once the paperwork is approved.

    11:46 a.m. - Linebacker Tui Unga out of Etiwanda, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga High School) is the 13th student-athlete to sign with the Bulldogs today. Unga brings in good size, standing at 6-3, 215-pounds.
    Unga Career Notes: Was a first-team All-Baseline League selection as a linebacker by Prep Sports Bulletin during both his junior and senior seasons... played in the county all-star game ... helped lead the Cougars to an 11-2 record, a second place finish in the conference and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs as a senior ... posted 28 tackles in 2011, including a season-high nine stops in the semifinal playoff loss to Centennial High School ... also had one interception in 2011 and recorded a safety against Redlands East Valley ... caught 20 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 17.6 yards per catch and his longest reception went for 86 yards ... as a junior, he posted 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles ... caught one pass for 15 yards.

    11:09 a.m. - Jamal Ellis from East Valley High School (Riverside, Calif.) becomes the third defensive back to sign with Fresno State. Ellis is a 5-11, 170-pound cornerback.
    Ellis Career Notes: First-team all-league and all-area selection as a senior ... helped lead East Valley High School to an 11-1 record and the Citrus Belt Conference Championship for the second-straight season ... posted 30 tackles as a senior with five interceptions, 114 yards on interception returns and 11 passes defended ... returned 15 punts for 268 yards (17.9 average) and nine kickoffs for 318 yards (35.3 average) ... as a junior he caught eight passes for 76 yards, returned 10 punts for an average of 12.7 yards and three kickoffs for a 22.3 average ... helped lead the Wildcats to a 8-3 record as a junior.

    11:00 a.m. - Myles Carr is the sixth offensive player to sign with Fresno State in addition to the four defensive players and one listed as an athlete (Jerry Smith)

    10:59 a.m. - Quarterback Myles Carr has joined the Bulldog football family, signing National Letter of Intent with Fresno State. Carr is from Arcadia (Calif.) High School. (No relation to current Bulldog quarterback Derek Carr)
    Carr Career Notes: Led Arcadia High School to back-to-back CIF playoff appearances and Pacific League Championships ... was the Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,484 yards and 30 touchdowns against six interceptions as a senior ... a three-year starter at quarterback, he threw for 5,215 yards, 64 touchdowns against 20 interceptions and completed 64.4 percent of his passes during prep career ... named first-team All-CIF in 2011, was a two-time first-team All-Pacific League selection and was named to the 2011 Pasadena Star News All-Area first-team ... led team to a 9-3 record as a senior, completing 63.4 percent of his passes ... also rushed 49 times for 205 yards (4.1 average) and four touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior he threw for 1,872 yards and 26 touchdowns with only four interceptions ... completed 68.5 percent of his passes in 2010 during the regular season when he led the Apaches to their first league championship in six years ... completed 20-of-36 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the playoffs during junior season ... threw for 859 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore when he split time as the starting quarterback with a senior.

    10:50 a.m. - Mike Saenz, a 6-5, 295-pound offensive lineman is the 10th student-athlete to sign with the Bulldogs and the first junior college player. Saenz comes from Fullerton College and is originally from Whittier, Calif.
    Saenz Career Notes: Second-team Southern Conference selection in the Southern California Football Association junior college ranks ... helped Fullerton College average 25 points and 320 yards of offense per game in 2011 ... redshirted during the 2010 season, but in 2009 he helped Fullerton College to a 10-2 record ... played two seasons of varsity football during prep career at La Serna High School ... led team to a 7-4 record as a junior and 10-2 mark as a senior ... garnered first-team All-CIF, all-area and all-league honors as a senior offensive lineman ... also played on the defensive line in high school ... as a track athlete, he competed in the discus and shot put events. Other Notes: His brother, Alan, played football at Montana from 2002-05.

    10:36 a.m. - Justin Johnson becomes the first wide receiver to sign with the Bulldogs and he is the ninth student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent with Fresno State. Johnson is from Gardena, Calif. and stands at 6-1, 185 pounds.
    Johnson Career Notes: First-team All-Trinity League selection as a junior when he caught 27 passes for 365 yards and one touchdown ... Max Preps voted the Trinity League as one of the 10 toughest in the nation during the 2010 season ... an offseason knee injury caused him to miss most of his senior season, but he returned to help lead St. John Bosco High School to a 9-4 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division, the programs first playoff appearance since 2006 ... caught a 15-yard touchdown in the quarterfinal playoff game against San Clemente ... had four catches for 61 yards and the one touchdown in two games in 2011 ... also competed in track and field where he made the CIF finals in the long jump and triple jump ... was All-CIF in track in 2010 and 2011 ... personal-best long jump was 22 feet and his best mark in the triple jump was 44 feet.

    10:23 a.m. - The coaching staff has been very active this morning. Between calling recruits to congratulate them on signing with the Bulldogs and working with compliance to make sure all the paperwork on the National Letters of Intent is correct, the coaches also held their daily staff meeting that just ended.

    10:10 a.m. - T.J. Thomas, a 6-0, 205-pound running back out of Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson HS) is the second tailback to sign with the Bulldogs today.
    Thomas' Career Notes: All-state selection at running back as a senior when he rushed for 1,910 yards and 19 touchdowns ... rushing total senior season set a new school record ... invited to play in All-Arizona All-Star game ... voted the team MVP as a senior ... also a member of the schools wrestling team.

    9:52 a.m. - Electrifying athlete Jerry Smith has faxed in his National Letter of Intent to the Bulldog football office. He is the seventh recruit to sign with Fresno State today.
    Smith Career Notes: Multi-threat athlete as a running back, cornerback and return specialist ... was named first-team All-Suburban League in 2011 ... led team to a 7-4 record as a senior, including a 5-1 league record to finish as co-Suburban League champions ... in the second round of the playoffs he had a pair of fourth quarter touchdown runs (59 and 26 yards) to push Mayfair past Burrough High School and into the semifinals ... rushed 41 times for 556 yards and had 11 touchdowns as a senior ... caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns ... recorded 27 tackles and two interceptions to go with seven pass breakups ... returned 17 kickoffs for an average of 31.1 yards with two touchdowns of 92 and 97 yards ... had a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown against Valley Christian High School ... as a junior in 2010 he had 23 tackles with two interceptions and one fumble recovery that he returned 28 yards ... rushed 32 times for 286 yards and five touchdowns and had four receptions for 136 yards with one TD ... returned three punts as a junior for an average of 17.3 yards and 10 kickoffs for an average of 26.6 yards.

    9:33 a.m. - Shannon Edwards, a 5-11, 180-pound cornerback from Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview HS) is the second defensive back to sign with Fresno State today. Edwards' Career Notes: Named first-team All-Area by the Bakersfield Californian as a wide receiver after senior season ... 2011 first-team South Yosemite League selection as a wide receiver ... caught 32 passes as a senior and led the area with 860 yards receiving and eight touchdowns ... also rushed for six touchdowns in 2011 and had three more scores on returns ... as a junior he was named to the all-league team as a cornerback after recording 45 tackles and one interception ... had 18 receptions for 370 yards and two touchdowns in 2010 ... was named the Overall MVP at the National Underclassmen Los Angeles Combine after his junior year.

    9:19 a.m. - Fresno State received its first letter of intent from a linebacker, Brandon Hughes out of Moorpark, Calif.
    Hughes' Career Notes: Named first-team All-Marmonte as a senior after leading Moorpark High School to a 7-5 record ... the Los Angeles Times listed him as a Top High School Defensive Linemen for 2011 because of his ability to chase quarterbacks ... recorded two sacks in the 2011 season opener against Palos Verdes ... recorded two of the teams three sacks in a 42-7 over Agoura High while holding them to only 20 yards rushing ... also on the track & field team ... placed second in both the 110m hurdles and discus at the Marmonte League Championships ... had a personal-best time of 14.9 in the 110m hurdles.

    8:47 a.m. - Dalen Jones, a 6-1, 185-pound defensive back from Woodland, Calif. (Woodland HS) has singed a National Letter of Intent with the Bulldogs.
    Jones Career Notes: Two-way player in high school, projected as a safety at Fresno State ... first-team Max Preps California Division II All-State selection as a defensive back in 2011 ... named to the Sacramento Bee's All-Metro Team as a senior ... recorded 39 tackles on defense as a senior ... also played quarterback, where he threw for 2,043 yards with 23 touchdowns against three interceptions in 2011 ... rushed for 1,008 yards and 11 TDs in 2011 ... as a junior in 2010 he accounted for 15 total touchdowns ... ran 88 times for 430 yards (4.9 average) with eight TDs ... completed 20-of-29 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns with one interception ... caught 39 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns ... on defense during junior season, he had 56 tackles, five interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles.

    The view of Bulldog Stadium from the football offices this morning. Great day in Fresno!
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    8:22 a.m. - Interesting note relating to Waller ... He is the first Georgia-native to join Fresno State since James Williams, also a tailback, played for the Bulldogs in 1985 and '86. Williams was from Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS) and came to Fresno State via Brunswick-Taft Junior College. In 1985, Williams became just the second Bulldog running back in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards, as he had 1,111 yards from scrimmage that year as a junior and he also led the team in rushing with 885 yards.

    8:14 a.m. - Fresno State just received its first out-of-state recruit when running back Marteze Waller (Eatonton, Ga./Putnam County HS) faxed in his National Letter of Intent. Waller stands at six-feet, 200 pounds.
    Waller Career Notes: Named first-team All-State for Class AA by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Georgia Sportswriters Association in both 2010 and 2011 ... was The Telegraph's All-Middle Georgia GHSA Football Player of the Year in 2011 ... played in the GACA North/South All-Star Football game on Dec. 30, 2011 ... entered the starting lineup midway through his freshman year and ended prep career with 6,260 rushing yards - good for 13th on Georgia's all-time record list (123 yards more than legandary running back Herschel Walker) ... after team went 2-8 during his freshman season, he led the War Eagles to a 25-6 record from 2009-11, which was the school's highest three-year win total since going 26-12 from 1995-97 ... helped lead Putnam County to a 9-3 overall record as a senior and the AA Region 4 Championship when he ran for 2,180 yards and 23 touchdowns ... averaged 8.8 yards per carry as a senior ... had a 249 yard rushing game and two 300-yard games during senior season, including a 320-yard, three TD effort against Jefferson County in a first-round playoff defeat ... as a junior he led the state in rushing with 2,155 yards and 19 touchdowns.

    7:53 a.m. - Jean-Marc Brierre, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive lineman out of Pauma Valley, Calif. (Valley Center HS) has just signed with the Bulldogs.
    Brierre Career Notes: Played defensive end and tight end at Valley Central High School ... second-team All-Valley selection ... helped lead team to a 12-1 record and its fifth Division IV section title in the last eight years, as the Jaguars won 12-straight games en route to winning the section championship ... caught 25 passes for 317 yards and two TDs as a junior in 2010 when his team won the league championship ... also competed in track where he threw the shot put and discus ... was the Valley League Field Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... had personal bests of 46-8 in the shot put and 156-2 in the discus ... helped lead track & field team to the Valley League Championship as a junior. Other Notes: His cousin, Ron Parker spent the 2011 season as a rookie cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks and another cousin, Justin Parker, is a sophomore linebacker at Clemson.

    7:34 a.m. - David Keller, a 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from right here in Fresno (San Joaquin Memorial HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Bulldogs.
    Keller Career Notes: First-team Max Preps California Division II All-State selection as a senior ... named to the Fresno Bee All-Area team in 2011 ... two-time All-Valley and all-league selection ... played in all-state game in 2011 ... was the teams offensive lineman of the year as both a junior and senior ... team captain in 2011 ... also competed in track & field where he threw the shot put and discus.

    7:27 a.m. - The fax machine is ringing... once the paper work is approved, we'll announce the first member of the Bulldogs' 2012 recruiting class.

    7:18 a.m. - Here is the (fax) machine that will be making all the music today in the football offices.
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    6:44 a.m. - Coaches are starting to file into the offices over here in the Duncan Building, ready to get the day going.

    Good morning Bulldog fans and welcome to Fresno State's signing day central page. Stay tuned and keep your finger on the refresh button to follow all the happenings from the Duncan Building at Fresno State on National Signing Day. Things over in the Bulldog football offices will get started after not to long...

    NamePosHtWtHometown (School)Video
    Jean-Marc BrierreDL6-4275Pauma Valley, Calif. (Valley Center HS) Watch
    Shannon EdwardsDB5-11180Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview HS) Watch
    Brandon HughesLB6-3215Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark HS) Watch
    Myles CarrQB6-1190Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia HS) Watch
    Jamal EllisDB5-11170Riverside, Calif. (East Valley HS) Watch
    Travis HarveyOT6-5325Burbank, Calif. (Loyola HS) Watch
    Justin JohnsonWR6-1185Gardena, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS) Watch
    Dalen JonesDB6-1185Woodland, Calif. (Woodland Senior HS) Watch
    David KellerOG6-4285Clovis, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS) Watch
    Aaron PeckWR6-3215Moreno Valley, Calif. (John W. North HS) Watch
    Mike SaenzOT6-5295Whittier, Calif. (Fullerton College) Watch
    Jerry SmithATHL5-8165Bellflower, Calif. (Mayfair HS) Watch
    T.J. ThomasRB6-0205Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson HS) Watch
    Tui UngaLB6-3215Etiwanda, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS) Watch
    Marteze WallerRB6-0200Eatonton, Ga. (Putnam County HS) Watch

    Where they're coming from:

    Jean-Marc Brierre
    DL • 6-4 • 275 • Pauma Valley, Calif. (Valley Center HS)
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    Career Notes: Played defensive end and tight end at Valley Central High School ... second-team All-Valley selection ... helped lead team to a 12-1 record and its fifth Division IV section title in the last eight years, as the Jaguars won 12-straight games en route to winning the section championship ... caught 25 passes for 317 yards and two TDs as a junior in 2010 when his team won the league championship ... also competed in track where he threw the shot put and discus ... was the Valley League Field Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... had personal bests of 46-8 in the shot put and 156-2 in the discus ... helped lead track & field team to the Valley League Championship as a junior.
    Other Notes: His cousin, Ron Parker spent the 2011 season as a rookie cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks and another cousin, Justin Parker, is a sophomore linebacker at Clemson.

    Myles Carr
    QB • 6-1 • 190 • Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: Led Arcadia High School to back-to-back CIF playoff appearances and Pacific League Championships ... was the Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,484 yards and 30 touchdowns against six interceptions as a senior ... a three-year starter at quarterback, he threw for 5,215 yards, 64 touchdowns against 20 interceptions and completed 64.4 percent of his passes during prep career ... named first-team All-CIF in 2011, was a two-time first-team All-Pacific League selection and was named to the 2011 Pasadena Star News All-Area first-team ... led team to a 9-3 record as a senior, completing 63.4 percent of his passes ... also rushed 49 times for 205 yards (4.1 average) and four touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior he threw for 1,872 yards and 26 touchdowns with only four interceptions ... completed 68.5 percent of his passes in 2010 during the regular season when he led the Apaches to their first league championship in six years ... completed 20-of-36 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the playoffs during junior season ... threw for 859 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore when he split time as the starting quarterback with a senior.

    Shannon Edwards
    DB • 5-11 • 165 • Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: Named first-team All-Area by the Bakersfield Californian as a wide receiver after senior season ... 2011 first-team South Yosemite League selection as a wide receiver ... caught 32 passes as a senior and led the area with 860 yards receiving and eight touchdowns ... also rushed for six touchdowns in 2011 and had three more scores on returns ... as a junior he was named to the all-league team as a cornerback after recording 45 tackles and one interception ... had 18 receptions for 370 yards and two touchdowns in 2010 ... was named the Overall MVP at the National Underclassmen Los Angeles Combine after his junior year.

    Jamal Ellis
    DB • 5-11 • 170 • Riverside, Calif. (East Valley HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: First-team all-league and all-area selection as a senior ... helped lead East Valley High School to an 11-1 record and the Citrus Belt Conference Championship for the second-straight season ... posted 30 tackles as a senior with five interceptions, 114 yards on interception returns and 11 passes defended ... returned 15 punts for 268 yards (17.9 average) and nine kickoffs for 318 yards (35.3 average) ... as a junior he caught eight passes for 76 yards, returned 10 punts for an average of 12.7 yards and three kickoffs for a 22.3 average ... helped lead the Wildcats to a 8-3 record as a junior.

    Travis Harvey
    OT • 6-5 • 325 • Burbank, Calif. (Loyola HS)
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    Career Notes: First-team All-Serra League as a senior ... played in the Prep Start All-Star Game and the CES Literacy Classic ... team captain as a senior when he helped lead Loyola High School to a 8-3 record after the team finished 3-7 the previous two seasons.
    Other Notes: His grandfather, Gerald Dunn, played football at UCLA ... an uncle, Craig Dunn played lacrosse at Virginia ... mother, Jonell Harvey, played tennis at UCLA.

    Brandon Hughes
    LB • 6-3 • 215 • Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark HS)
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    Career Notes: Named first-team All-Marmonte as a senior after leading Moorpark High School to a 7-5 record ... the Los Angeles Times listed him as a Top High School Defensive Linemen for 2011 because of his ability to chase quarterbacks ... recorded two sacks in the 2011 season opener against Palos Verdes ... recorded two of the teams three sacks in a 42-7 over Agoura High while holding them to only 20 yards rushing ... also on the track & field team ... placed second in both the 110m hurdles and discus at the Marmonte League Championships ... had a personal-best time of 14.9 in the 110m hurdles.

    Justin Johnson
    WR • 6-1 • 185 • Gardena, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: First-team All-Trinity League selection as a junior when he caught 27 passes for 365 yards and one touchdown ... Max Preps voted the Trinity League as one of the 10 toughest in the nation during the 2010 season ... an offseason knee injury caused him to miss most of his senior season, but he returned to help lead St. John Bosco High School to a 9-4 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division, the programs first playoff appearance since 2006 ... caught a 15-yard touchdown in the quarterfinal playoff game against San Clemente ... had four catches for 61 yards and the one touchdown in two games in 2011 ... also competed in track and field where he made the CIF finals in the long jump and triple jump ... was All-CIF in track in 2010 and 2011 ... personal-best long jump was 22 feet and his best mark in the triple jump was 44 feet.
    Other Notes: Attended the same high school as head coach Tim DeRuyter.

    Dalen Jones
    DB • 6-1 • 185 • Woodland, Calif. (Woodland Senior HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: Two-way player in high school, projected as a safety at Fresno State ... first-team Max Preps California Division II All-State selection as a defensive back in 2011 ... named to the Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro Team as a senior ... recorded 39 tackles on defense as a senior ... also played quarterback, where he threw for 2,043 yards with 23 touchdowns against three interceptions in 2011 ... rushed for 1,008 yards and 11 TDs in 2011 ... as a junior in 2010 he accounted for 15 total touchdowns ... ran 88 times for 430 yards (4.9 average) with eight TDs ... completed 20-of-29 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns with one interception ... caught 39 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns ... on defense during junior season, he had 56 tackles, five interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles.

    David Keller
    OG • 6-4 • 285 • Clovis, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
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    Career Notes: First-team Max Preps California Division II All-State selection as a senior ... named to the Fresno Bee All-Area team in 2011 ... two-time All-Valley and all-league selection ... played in all-state game in 2011 ... was the teams offensive lineman of the year as both a junior and senior ... team captain in 2011 ... also competed in track & field where he threw the shot put and discus.

    Aaron Peck
    WR • 6-3 • 215 • Moreno Valley, Calif. (John W. North HS)
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    Career Notes: First-team All-Big VIII League selection in 2011 ... helped lead JW North High School to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs as a senior ... posted 38 receptions for 769 yards (20.2 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns during senior season ... put up three 100-yard receiving games in 2011 and had a 49-yard touchdown run in a 34-7 win over Kaiser High School ... on defense he recorded 32 tackles and eight sacks, four of which came in a 36-35 win over Alemany when he also caught six passes for 126 yards ... had 47 catches for 811 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... also played basketball and competed in track ... as a junior in basketball, he led JW North to a 19-11 record and the CIF Southern Regional D2 quarterfinals by leading the team in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (17.5 ppg).

    Mike Saenz
    OT • 6-5 • 295 • Whittier, Calif. (La Serna HS/Fullerton College)
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    Career Notes: Second-team Southern Conference selection in the Southern California Football Association junior college ranks ... helped Fullerton College average 25 points and 320 yards of offense per game in 2011 ... redshirted during the 2010 season, but in 2009 he helped Fullerton College to a 10-2 record ... played two seasons of varsity football during prep career at La Serna High School ... led team to a 7-4 record as a junior and 10-2 mark as a senior ... garnered first-team All-CIF, all-area and all-league honors as a senior offensive lineman ... also played on the defensive line in high school ... as a track athlete, he competed in the discus and shot put events.
    Other Notes: His brother, Alan, played football at Montana from 2002-05.

    Jerry Smith
    ATH • 5-8 • 165 • Bellflower, Calif. (Mayfair HS) • Photos (courtesy of MaxPreps.com)
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    Career Notes: Multi-threat athlete as a running back, cornerback and return specialist ... was named first-team All-Suburban League in 2011 ... led team to a 7-4 record as a senior, including a 5-1 league record to finish as co-Suburban League champions ... in the second round of the playoffs he had a pair of fourth quarter touchdown runs (59 and 26 yards) to push Mayfair past Burrough High School and into the semifinals ... rushed 41 times for 556 yards and had 11 touchdowns as a senior ... caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns ... recorded 27 tackles and two interceptions to go with seven pass breakups ... returned 17 kickoffs for an average of 31.1 yards with two touchdowns of 92 and 97 yards ... had a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown against Valley Christian High School ... as a junior in 2010 he had 23 tackles with two interceptions and one fumble recovery that he returned 28 yards ... rushed 32 times for 286 yards and five touchdowns and had four receptions for 136 yards with one TD ... returned three punts as a junior for an average of 17.3 yards and 10 kickoffs for an average of 26.6 yards.

    T.J. Thomas
    RB • 6-0 • 205 • Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson HS)
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    Career Notes: All-state selection at running back as a senior when he rushed for 1,910 yards and 19 touchdowns ... rushing total senior season set a new school record ... invited to play in All-Arizona All-Star game ... voted the team MVP as a senior ... also a member of the schools wrestling team.

    Tui Unga
    ATH • 6-3 • 215 • Etiwanda, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
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    Career Notes: Was a first-team All-Baseline League selection as a linebacker by Prep Sports Bulletin during both his junior and senior seasons... played in the county all-star game ... helped lead the Cougars to an 11-2 record, a second place finish in the conference and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs as a senior ... posted 28 tackles in 2011, including a season-high nine stops in the semifinal playoff loss to Centennial High School ... also had one interception in 2011 and recorded a safety against Redlands East Valley ... caught 20 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 17.6 yards per catch and his longest reception went for 86 yards ... as a junior, he posted 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles ... caught one pass for 15 yards.

    Marteze Waller
    RB • 6-0 • 200 • Eatonton, Ga. (Putnam County HS)
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    Career Notes: Named first-team All-State for Class AA by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Georgia Sportswriters Association in both 2010 and 2011 ... was The Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia GHSA Football Player of the Year in 2011 ... played in the GACA North/South All-Star Football game on Dec. 30, 2011 ... entered the starting lineup midway through his freshman year and ended prep career with 6,260 rushing yards - good for 13th on Georgia’s all-time record list (123 yards more than legandary running back Herschel Walker) ... after team went 2-8 during his freshman season, he led the War Eagles to a 25-6 record from 2009-11, which was the school’s highest three-year win total since going 26-12 from 1995-97 ... helped lead Putnam County to a 9-3 overall record as a senior and the AA Region 4 Championship when he ran for 2,180 yards and 23 touchdowns ... averaged 8.8 yards per carry as a senior ... had a 249 yard rushing game and two 300-yard games during senior season, including a 320-yard, three TD effort against Jefferson County in a first-round playoff defeat ... as a junior he led the state in rushing with 2,155 yards and 19 touchdowns.
    Other Notes: The last Fresno State player from the state of Georgia was James Williams, also a tailback. Williams was from Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS) and came to Fresno State via Brunswick-Taft JC. He played for the Bulldogs in 1985 and 1986. In 1985, Williams became just the second Bulldog running back in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards, as he had 1,111 yards from scrimmage that year as a junior and he also led the team in rushing with 885 yards.

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