Defensive Tackle, 6-5, 300
Chattanooga (Hargrave [Va.] Military Academy)
Defensive line stalwart for Hargrave squad that went 7-3 in 2004 under head coach Robert Prunty ... As high school senior in 2003, selected Parade All-America and All-USA Today high school first teams ... Named 2003 2-A Mr. Football in Tennessee ... Played for East squad in 2004 U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl ... Named first-team defense on Fox Sports Net's 2003 'All-South' Team ... Selected 2003 Lawrenceburg Quarterback Club State Player of the Year ... Named East Tennessee Player of the Year ... Named by Knoxville News Sentinel as No. 1 prospect in Tennessee ... Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 team ... Three-time all-state, all-region and all-city selection ... During senior year, tallied 112 tackles, including 64 solo stops, 17 sacks and 27 tackles for loss while leading Tyner Academy to 12-2 finish and berth in second round of state playoffs .... As junior in 2002, recorded 140 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss and 13 sacks ... Was four-year starter on defensive front and three-year starter at offensive guard ... Coach at Hargrave Military Academy: Ron Prunty ... Coach at Tyner Academy: Wayne Turner ... Full name: Demonte Lebron Bolden ... Born: Nov. 17, 1985.
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 170
Lawndale, N.C. (Burns)
First high schooler to graduate in December and join Vols since Jason Allen in January 2002 ... Also joins Allen as only high school graduates to accompany Vols to bowl site and participate in practice sessions ... Earned All-State honors as junior and senior ... Played for North Carolina in 2004 Shrine Bowl ... Voted No. 1 receiver in North Carolina by NCHSfootball.com ... As senior in 2004, caught career best 47 passes for 1,128 receiving yards and nine touchdowns to leads 12-2 squad ... Also returned two punts for touchdowns and intercepted four passes ... Caught at least 30 passes in all four of his high school seasons ... Career numbers were 164 receptions for 3,517 yards, ranking in state's all-time top five in yards and top 10 in catches ... As junior in 2003, had 726 yards receiving, including nine TDs on 9-4 team ... Caught 43 passes for 1,139 yards and 19 TDs as sophomore in 2002 as Burns finished 11-3 ... Also played basketball his sophomore and junior seasons, averaging double figures in points both years ... Student body vice-president his junior year and a three-year class officer ... Coach at Burns HS: Ron Greene ... Full name: Joshua Cornelius Briscoe ... Born: Dec. 9, 1986.
Quarterback, 6-3, 200
Waynesville, N.C. (Tuscola)
Rivals: No. 60 overall prospect ... No. 2 overall pro-style QB ...
Rivals100 Team ... No. 3 overall in N.C.
Scout.com: ... No. 3 overall QB ... No. 49 overall prospect ... No. 3
overall in N.C. ... East Hot 100 ... National Hot 100
Tom Lemming (ESPN): No. 5 overall QB ... No. 61 overall prospect
PrepStar: Dream Team ... No. 4 overall QB
Honors: Named to the PARADE All-America High School Football Team ... Named
to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team ... Named to the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 team ... Played for the East squad
in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl while earning the "Army of One" award ...
Played for North Carolina in the 2004 Shrine Bowl ... Selected to the 2004 EA
Sports Elite 11 ... Rated the No. 2 overall prospect in North Carolina by the
Fayetteville Observer ... Earned recognition by Student Sports as the No. 3
overall quarterback in the nation ... As a senior in 2004 and junior in 2003,
he earned first-team class 3A All-State, All-Western North Carolina and
All-Mountain Athletic honors, being selected two-time player of the year as a
senior and junior.
Stats: As a senior in 2004, passed for 2,423 yards and 24 touchdowns while
rushing for 801 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Threw for 2,323 yards and 23
touchdowns as a junior in 2003, and 2,011 yards and 22 touchdowns as a
sophomore in 2002.
Misc: Three-year starter at QB with records of 8-4 as a senior and 9-1 as a
junior ... Also played safety as a senior with 147 tackles with three
interceptions while punting for 44.6 yard average ... Also contributed on the
Tuscola baseball team as a freshman in 2001, sophomore in 2002 and junior in
2003 while earning All-Conference honors as a shortstop all three years ...
Coach at Tuscola HS: Travis Noland ... Full name: Jonathan David Crompton ...
Born: July 25, 1987.
Linebacker, 6-2, 237
Erie, Pa. (Cathedral Prep)
Rivals: No. 9 overall ILB ... No. 4 overall prospect in Pa.
Scout.com: No. 18 overall LB ... East Hot 100
Tom Lemming (ESPN): No. 11 overall OLB
Honors: As a senior in 2004, earned first team 4A All-State and All-Metro
honors from the Associated Press ... Named to the Harrisburg Patriot News
Platinum 33 Squad ... Earned recognition by Student Sports as the No. 13
overall linebacker in the nation ... Earned second team 4A All-State honors as
a junior in 2003.
Stats: Finished his senior campaign in 2004 with 85 total tackles and one and
a half sacks, along with three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ...
Also as a senior, caught 13 passes for 220 yards with four touchdowns with a
long of 54 yards ... As a junior in 2003, totaled 88 tackles with two and a
half sacks and one fumble recovery.
Misc: Two-year starter at linebacker ... Also runs the 400M for the track
team at Cathedral Prep ... Coach at Cathedral Prep: Michael Mischler ... Full
name: Andre Marcel Mathis Jr. ... Born: March 27, 1987.
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 175
Nashville (David Lipscomb)
Rivals: No. 56 overall WR ... No. 11 in Tenn.
Scout.com: No. 87 overall WR
Honors: Rated the No. 11 overall prospect in Tenn. by the Knoxville News
Sentinel ... Was named first-team All-State by the Associated Press, TSWA and
TACA as a senior in 2004 ... Also garnered class 2A region 4 All-Midstate
honors by The Tennessean ... MVP All-Region 4A as a junior.
Stats: As a senior in 2004, had 95 rushes for 985 yards and 15 touchdowns
while adding three touchdowns receiving ... Caught 32 passes for 1,179 yards
with 21 touchdowns as a junior in 2003 ... Only receiver in school history to
have more than 1,000 yards receiving in a single season ... Also reeled in two
interceptions as a senior and nine interceptions from the safety spot as a
junior ... As a junior, had a 50-yard interception return for touchdown
against Goodpasture and caught game-tying 80-yard touchdown pass in fourth
Misc: Helped lead Lipscomb to the 2A state championship in football in 2002
and runner-up in 2003 ... Played free safety, wide receiver and running back
during high school career ... High school career record at Lipscomb was 39-5
... Also participated in baseball and track, and currently holds the school
records in the long jump (21-9) and triple jump (41-0) ... Coach at David
Lipscomb HS: Glenn McCadams ... Full name: Randall Austin Rogers ... Born:
April 11, 1987.