Archive for Thursday, February 8, 1996


February 8, 1996


Stan Brown DL 6-2 285 Flint, Mich. (Central)

A two-year all-state and all-Saganaw Valley Conference selection by the two major newspapers in Detroit ... Selected by The Detroit News as the 16th best player in Michigan ... An all-region selection by the Bluechip Report ... Selected to play in the Michigan high school all-star game ... A two-year starter on offense and defense ... Led his team in tackles as a senior ... Averaged 10 tackles a game the past two seasons ... Lettered four years in football and track.

Arland Bruce RB 5-10 180 Olathe North

Rushed for 1,690 yards and 29 touchdowns in helping his team to a 10-1 record and the state semifinals as a senior ... Averaged 5.7 yards a carry and 118 yards per game as a senior ... Named the Kansas Class 6A offensive player of the year by Kansas Sports Magazine ... A consensus all-state and all-Class 6A selection ... Finished his career with 3,200 yards and 50 touchdowns ... Had 20 straight games of 100 yards or more ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-American team ... Winner of the Simone Award, given annually to the top high school player in the Kansas City area ... Rated as the No. 4 running back in the Big Eight region in the Bluechip Report ... Rated as the No. 16 player overall in the midlands by Superprep Magazine ... Also a standout in basketball and track ... Cousin, Julius, is a running back on the KU roster.

Victor Bullock DE 6-3 210 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)

Selected as one of the top 15 defensive ends in the south by the Atlanta Constitution-Journal his senior year ... A second-team all-county selection ... Led his team with 91 tackles and nine sacks as a senior ... Two-year starter at Boyd Anderson High School ... Finished third in discus at state meet as a junior ... Lettered three years in both football and track.

Bilal Cook DB 5-10 170 Duquesne, Pa.

A three-year starter ... Operated as a quarterback and defensive back as a junior and senior ... A first-team all-state selection ... Also named all-league and all-district ... Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 team ... Over two seasons he passed for 1,658 yards and rushed for 1,039 yards ... Named most valuable offensive player in the Eastern Conference as a senior ... Over three seasons he played quarterback, linebacker, kicker, punter, punt returner, cornerback and safety ... A nominee for the prestigious Big 33 team ... Started at wide receiver on his high school's 1993 state championship team ... Also a standout in basketball and baseball ... Served as team captain in football and basketball ... A four-year letterman in football and basketball ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Greg Davis FB/LB 6-0 220 Denver, Colo. (East)

Earned first-team all-league honors at linebacker as a junior and senior and second-team as a fullback ... A second-team all-state selection ... Recorded a single-game high 22 tackles as a senior ... Inlimited action at fullback, rushed for 657 yards and six touchdowns ... Selected his team's most valuable player last year ... A four-year starter ... Played on both sides of the ball his first three seasons, but was used primarily on defense as a senior ... Honored for having the top grade-point average on his team as a senior ... A four-year letterman in football and three-year letterwinner in track.

Terrence Floyd DL 6-4 295 Akron, Ohio (Firestone)

Played both offense and defense ... Earned all-state honors as a defensive lineman ... Named the defensive co-player of the year in the Akronarea ... Named to the all-city and all-Summit County teams ... Was honored as a first-team all-Akron Beacon-Journal all-star and a first-team pick to the all-Northeast Ohio Inland Region team ... He was credited with 77 unassisted tackles and 148 total stops his senior year ... Also registered 14 tackles for losses and 10 quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries ... Earned all-Midwest Region honors in the Bluechip Report ... Ranked as one of the top players in the Midwest by Superprep Magazine ... Three-year letterman in football and basketball ...Two-year letterman in track.

David Glover OL 6-7 290 Detroit, Mich. (Pershing)

Highly decorated lineman who earned all-city, all-metro and all-state honors his senior season ... The top offensive lineman on a team that hadover 2,000 rushing yards last season ... Played on both the offensive anddefensive lines ... A three-year letterwinner ... Ranked as the 15th best offensive lineman in the Midwest Region by the Bluechip Report ... .A high school teammate of fellow KU recruit Michael Goree at Pershing.

Michael Goree LB 6-2 225 Detroit, Mich. (Pershing)

Member of the all-city, all-metro and all-state teams ... Considered one of the top prep prospects in the Detroit area ... Credited with 78 solo tackles and 43 assisted stops as a senior ... Also had 22 tackles for losses, including six quarterback sacks ... Had three interceptions from his linebacker spot, one of which he returned 95 yards for a touchdown ... Ranked as the No. 13 linebacker in the Midwest Region by the Bluechip Report ... A three-year letterman in football, baseball andtrack ... Named to his school's honor roll.

Jason Gulley TE 6-5 255 Denton, Texas (Ryan)

A first-team all-district and all-area selection his senior season ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-Southwest team ... Named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Area team ... Named to the North Texas High School All-Star team ... An honorable mention all-state selection in football and basketball ... Caught 10 passes for 150 yards as a senior in a wishbone offense ... Also excelled on defense ... Lettered three years in football and basketball.

Kevin Harris DT 6-3 265 Titusville, Fla. (Astronaut)

Selected first-team all-district and all-conference as a senior ... Also honored as a member of the All-Space Coast team as a senior ... Named defensive player of the year on his team at Astronaut High School ... A two-year letterman in football ... Earned four letters in track and two letters in wrestling ... A two-time district champion and a state qualifier as a wrestler.

Ishmeal Knight OL 6-4 330 Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough)

Played on both sides of the ball as a senior ... A two-time all-conference selection ... Also named first-team all-district and was a first-team selection on the all-Suncoast team this past season ... He earned honorable mention on the all-Florida team ... A three-year starter ... Served as team captain his senior season ... Also lettered three years in track and one year in wrestling.

Dariss Lomax LB 6-2 1/2 225 Kansas City, Kan. (Washington)

A first-team all-state and all-league selection ... A Bluechip Report Big Eight Regional All-America selection ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-America team ... Ranked as the No. 2 linebacker in the Big Eight region ... Credited with 122 tackles his senior season ... Also recorded an interception and five quarterback sacks ... Finished his career with 20-plus quarterback sacks.

Peter Mitoulas OLB 6-1 215 Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Northern Secondary)

A three-time Metro Toronto All-Star ... Selected first-team All-Ontario, first-team Eastern Canada and first-team all-Canadian his senior season ... Rated as the No. 2 college prospect in Canada ... Lettered in football, rugby and soccer in high school ... Older brother, Bill, is a sophomore linebacker at Notre Dame.

Torrance Norris TE 6-2 210 Houston, Texas (James Madison)

Earned all-district and all-city honors his senior season ... All-Greater Houston selection ... Second-team all-HISD selection ... Caught 25 passes for 410 yards as a tight end his senior season ... Also a standout at linebacker for his team ... Lettered three years in football ... A teammate of KU recruit Daniel Wilturner at James Madison High School.

Marc Owen OL 6-4 280 St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central)

Selected first-team all-league and all-metro and second-team all-state in Missouri as a senior at Hazelwood Central ... A two-year letterwinner in both football and wrestling...Placed third in the state wrestling meet as a junior in the heavyweight class.

Eric Patterson WR 6-1 200 Long Beach, Calif. (Polytechnic)

Versatile performer who operated as a wide receiver, tight end, running back and safety his senior year in high school ... Credited with 23 pass receptions and three touchdowns last fall ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-West team ... Also excels as a hurdler in track ... Ranks as one of the top hurdlers in California ... Placed seventh in the hurdles in the state meet as a junior ... Listed as one of the top players in the Far West Region by Superprep Magazine.

Curtese Poole QB 6-4 200 Columbus, Ohio (Mifflin)

A first-team all-metro and all-district selection ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a quarterback his senior season...Passed for 1,389 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Completed 54 percent of his passing attempts ... .Also ran for 600 yards and nine touchdowns ... On defense he had 45 tackles and four interceptions from his free safety position ... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track ... Ranked as one of the top players in the Midwest by Superprep Magazine ... Ranked No. 2 in the Midwest Region under athletes by the Bluechip Report.

Derek Potter LB 6-3 235 Franklin, Ky. (Franklin-Simpson)

Earned first-team all-state honors and was named to the Lexington Herald Elite 20 team his senior season ... Led his team with 105 total tackles despite missing two games with a dislocated shoulder ... Credited with eight receptions for 169 yards and three touchdowns ... Helped his team to the championship game of the Class AA state playoffs and a 12-3 record ... Also a starter on his school's basketball team ... Played his sophomore year in Rochester, N.Y., and sat out his junior year at Franklin-Simpson under transfer guidelines.

Quincy Roe DB 5-10 175 St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood East)

A first-team all-league, all-district and all-metro selection as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state honors ... Led the St. Louis metro area with 11 interceptions as a junior and five as a senior ... Earned three letters in football and baseball ... From the same high school as KU players Ronnie Ward and Michael Allen.

Bob Schmidt OL 6-1 255 Olathe, Kan. (North)

A consensus first-team all-state selection ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-Midwest team ... Named to the Class 6A all-state team ... Honorable mention All-America selection in USA Today ... Ranked as one of the top players in the midlands by Superprep Magazine ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record and the state semifinals as a senior ... Named to his school's honor roll ... Younger brother of former KU starting center Dan Schmidt.

Jason Sykes DB 5-11 175 Kansas City, Kan. (Washington)

Honored as a first-team all-conference selection ... .Also earned all-league honors ... Was an honorable mention selection on the all-state and Kansas City all-metro teams ... A three-year letterwinner in football ... Also lettered three seasons in track ... A high school teammate of fellow KU recruit Dariss Lomax.

Ron Warner OLB 6-3 220 Independence, Kan. (Independence Community College)

Played two seasons at Independence Community College ... A first-team all-Jayhawk Junior College selection at defensive end ... Named second-team NJCAA All-American last season at Independence ... Earned second-team all-conference honors at Independence High School his senior season ... A first-team all-conference selection in basketball ... Also a standout in track, qualifying for the state in the 100 and 200.

John Williams DL 6-4 270 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City)

Earned all-district and all-conference honors as a senior ... Named to the Daily Oklahoman's all-state team ... Named to The National Recruiting Advisor All-Midlands team ... Recorded 100 total tackles as a senior,including 17 for losses ... Also forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and deflected two passes ... Played defensive tackle, offensive guard, offensive tackle and center during his high school career ... Lettered three years in football ... Also lettered three years in wrestling and track ... Ranked as one of the top players in the midlands by Superprep Magazine.

Daniel Wilturner RB 5-7 165 Houston, Texas (James Madison)

Earned all-league, all-district and all-Greater Houston his senior season ... Rushed for 1,450 and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged 10 yards per carry ... Had 480 yards receiving...Had one punt return for a TD and returned two kickoffs for 75-plus yards ... Houston Touchdown Club finalist for Player of the Year ... Lettered three years in football and three years in baseball ... Named his team's most valuable player ... Also selected most valuable offensive back in high school ... .A teammate of fellow KU recruit Torrance Norris.

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