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Recruiting: FAU's 10th Class is in the Books

What a day.

The day started early and at one point a phone war ensued - Nextel versus iPhone.

Nextel held the lead for most of the day, holding charge for a good part of the day, until it got caught in a heated argument with a tree and we all know who won that argument.

On the other hand, the iPhone worked a bit of overtime - needing several naps during the course of the day (six I believe it was), to regain some of its pep. The naps proved helpful as it finished the day strong and fully intact, guaranteeing its place on top.

This day does belong to the 25 recruits that make up the 2009 Class, marking the 10th signing class for a young ,yet successful, football program.

Once again the class features mostly players from the state of Florida, as 23 of the 25 hail from the Sunshine State.

This seems to be one of the strongest classes yet and it's apparent from the interest and offers some of these kids had to choose among. Howard did say that we are now "recruiting at a different level then we have in the past," and "it used to be tough to get kids to come here and want to play" in the early stages of the program.

"It took courage to come and join in the mission to make it [the program to] where it is today. Now the mission is to carry it on and make it to a BCS conference," Schnellenberger said.

The on-field success and winning back-to-back bowl games in 2007 and 2008 has enabled the coaching staff to assemble another solid class.

Here are the young men that make-up the 2009 signing class.

Name Pos Hgt Wgt Hometown High School

Tyrie Allen RB 5-9 185 Davie , FL Western

Rockenson Angrand LB 6-2 225 Port Saint Lucie , FL Treasure Coast

Terrell Bradley DB/RB   5-10 185 Gainesville , FL Eastside

Christopher Chappell DL 6-8 298 Callahan , FL West Nassau

Jimmie Colley OL 6-3 260 Pace, FL Pace

Jamal Davis WR 6-2 185 Fort Lauderdale , FL Coral Springs

Nexon Dorvilus TE 6-4 225 Miami , FL North Miami

Carlton Falconer OL 6-5 255 Fort Lauderdale , FL Dillard

Damian Fortner RB 5-10 171 Miami , FL Everglades

Cory Henry DE 6-3 230 Miami , FL Carol City

David Hinds LB 6-2 215 Miami , FL Miami Edison

Treon Howard DB 5-10 150 Fort Meade, FL Fort Meade

Chris Jackson FB 6-0 230 Panama City , FL Arnold

Karl James DL 6-1 258 Miami , FL Miami Sunset

Randell Johnson LB 6-3 210 Miami , FL North Miami

Travis Jones RB 5-10 175 Port Saint Lucie , FL Treasure Coast

Matthew McLaughlin P/K 5-10 190 Tampa , FL Tampa Catholic

Toney Moore LB 6-2 210 West Palm Beach , FL King's Academy

James Oboh TE 6-4 210 Brookeville , MD Sherwood

Keith Reiser DB 5-10 165 Miami , FL Killian

DeAndre Richardson WR/DB 6-2 180 Panama City , FL Bay

Brian Sirmans SS 6-1 160 Jacksonville , FL Robert E. Lee

Winfred Strickland DB 6-0 170 Cocoa , FL Cocoa

Andrew Stryffler DE/TE 6-5 235 Sanford , NC Lee County

DeAndre Williams OT 6-5 265 Orlando , FL Oak Ridge

Jarred Williams DE 6-3 215 Fort Walton Bch , FL     Fort Walton

Tyrie Allen

Freshman

Running Back

5-9, 185

Davie, FL

Western

High School: Played for Rashad West at Western High School where he rushed for 850 yards and tallied 1,250 all-purpose yards as a senior...earned second team All-County and was named Honorable Mention All-State...played in the Broward All-Star game...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Lesly-Ann Allen...born June 20, 1991 in Plantation , FL ...brother Junior Allen played for both Valley College and University of Missouri .

Rockenson Angrand

Freshman

Linebacker

6-2, 225

Port Saint Lucie , FL

Treasure Coast

High School: Played for Bill Kelley at Treasure Coast High School ...had 79 tackles as a senior including 16 tackles for loss and four sacks...also forced three fumbles...played in the Outback All-Star Game.

Personal: Son of Marc Severe...born February 22, 1990 in Miami , FL.

Terrell Bradley

Freshman

Defensive Back, Running Back

5-10, 180

Gainesville, FL

Eastside

High School: Played for Kent Johnson at Eastside High School where he saw action at defensive back, running back and as a kick returner...earned third team All-State as a defensive back and was first-team All-Area...two-sport athlete (football and track).

Personal: Son of Victor Bradley and Karen Hutchinson...born August 13, 1991 in Gainesville , FL ...father Victor played football for the University of Florida .

Christopher Chappell

Freshman

Offensive Lineman

6-8, 298

Callahan, FL

West Nassau

High School: Played for George Nelson at West Nassau High School where he earned All-Conference honors and played in the Florida Shrine Game as a senior.

Personal: Son of Cynthia Chappell and Bruce Travis...born January 18, 1991 in Callahan , FL ...father Bruce played for Memphis State University .

Jimmie Colley

Freshman

Offensive Lineman

6-3, 260

Pace, FL

Pace

High School: Played for Mickey Lindsey at Pace High School...served as the team's captain as a senior the year that he earned second team All-State, first-team All-Area and first-team All-North Florida...played in the PSA Regional All-Star Game and the FACA North vs. South All-Star Classic...two-sport athlete (football and weightlifting).

Personal: Son of Rina Rutherford and Jimmie Colley...born June 26, 1991 in Pensacola , FL.

Jamal Davis

Freshman

Wide Receiver

6-2, 185

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coral Springs Charter

High School: Played for Robb Wilgoren at Coral Springs Charter...ended his senior campaign as No. 1 in Broward County in receptions with 62 receptions...tallied 784 yards and seven touchdowns...named All-County and second team All-State...played in the Broward All-Star Game and the Broward vs. Dade All-Star Game...three-sport athlete (football, track and basketball where he averaged 19 points per game)...holds a 4.0 G.P.A. and is Academic All-State.

Personal: Son of Andre and Dawna Thorton...born November 3, 1990 in San Jose , CA .

Nexon Dorvilus

Freshman

Tight End

6-4, 225

Miami, FL

North Miami Senior

High School: Played for Leonard Graham and Horane Allison at North Miami Senior High School...recorded 28 receptions and tallied 437 yards scoring five times...on the defensive side of the ball, had 37 tackles, including six sacks as a senior...also credited with two forced fumbles...earned All-Dade Honorable Mention and played in the Miami Dade North vs. South All-Star game...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...3.0 G.P.A. Student Athlete Club member.

Personal: Son of Choisilia and Soine Dorvilus...born October 27, 1990 in Miami , FL ...also considered Purdue University , Middle Tennessee State University and Colorado State University .

Carlton Falconer

Freshman

Offensive Lineman

6-5, 255

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dillard

High School: Played for Keith Franklin at Dillard High School ...earned second team All-County and played in the Broward All-Star game...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Janet Smith and Karlton Falconer...born June 12, 1991 in Fort Lauderdale , FL.

Damian Fortner

Freshman

Running Back

5-10, 171

Miami, FL

Everglades

High School: Played for Josh Shapiro at Everglades High School where he rushed for 920 yards and recorded 25 receptions for 120 yards...earned first team All-County and second team All-State...two-sport athlete (football and track...runs the 100 in 10.8 and also competes in the 200 and long jump).

Personal: Son of Shermon Fortner and Grandson of Claretha Timmons...born November 22, 1991 in Miami , FL.

Cory Henry

Freshman

Defensive End

6-3, 230

Miami, FL

Carol City

High School: Played for Harold Barnwell at Carol City High School where he recorded 60 tackles, including 14 sacks as a senior...also credited with five forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered, one for a touchdown...earned first-team All-State and first-team All-County...played in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game, a game that he blocked a field goal to preserve the Dade County win.

Personal: Son of Melissa Phillips...born June 25, 1990 in Miami , FL ...considered Syracuse University , Marshall University and Florida International University .

David Hinds

Freshman

Linebacker

6-2, 215

Miami, FL

Miami Edison

High School: Played for Coach Hiedelburg at Miami Edison High School where he tallied 107 tackles, including 17 for a loss...had three sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one recovery and scored once as a senior...played in the North and South All-Star Games...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Karlene Hinds and Marcel Gabriel...born February 25, 1990 in Kingston , Jamaica .

Treon Howard

Freshman

Defensive Back

5-10, 150

Fort Meade, FL

Fort Meade

High School: Played for Hayde at Fort Meade High School where he recorded 10 interceptions and 18 pass break-ups...credited with 60 tackles and touchdowns...earned All-County as a defensive back, was named MVP of defensive backs at Cal Camp as well as All-State...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Jynean Howard...born December 3, 1989 in Bartow , FL ...relative of Sammy Silas, a retired NFL defensive lineman.

Chris Jackson

Freshman

Fullback

6-1, 230

Panama City, FL

Arnold

High School: Played for James Hale at Arnold High School...carried the ball 104 times as a senior for 832 yards...added five receptions for 200 yards and a total of 12 touchdowns as a senior...earned All-County and All-District honors...three-sport athlete (football, track and weightlifting).

Personal: Son of Melissa and Robert Jackson...born August 9, 1991 in Panama City , FL.

Karl James

Freshman

Defensive Lineman

6-1, 258

Miami, FL

Miami Sunset

High School: Played for Jason Malkin at Miami Sunset High School where he recorded 56 tackles, including eight sacks as a senior...had 10 tackles against South Miami...earned All-County honors and played in the North vs. South Dade All-Star Game.

Personal: Son of Vayra Duhaney...born November 28, 1991 in Savannah , GA.

Randell Johnson

Freshman

Linebacker

6-3, 210

Miami, FL

North Miami Senior

High School: Played for Horane Allison at North Miami Senior High School where he recorded 99 tackles, including seven sacks and two interceptions...on the offensive side of the ball credited with 11 receptions for 117 yards...earned All-Dade Honorable Mention honors and played in the North vs. South All-Star Game, as well as the Dade All-Star game...two-sport athlete (football and basketball).

Personal: Son of Sherry and Randy Johnson...born March 23, 1991 in Miami , FL.

Travis Jones

Freshman

Running Back

5-10, 175

Port St. Lucie , FL

Treasure Coast

High School: Played for Bill Kelley at Treasure Coast High School where he accounted for 24 touchdowns (22 rushing, two receiving) and 1,601 yards of total offense (1,404 rushing, 197 receiving) as a senior...named All-Area by the Palm Beach Post...played in the Outback All-Star Game...named three-sport athlete in high school (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Melanie O'Neal and stepfather Benny O'Neal, father Timothy Jones ...born on January 11, 1991 in West Palm Beach , FL.

James Oboh

Freshman

Tight End

6-4, 210

Brookeville, MD

Sherwood

High School: Played for Al Thomas at Sherwood High School where he had 400 receiving yards and four touchdowns as a senior...earned second team All-State in the Maryland big school classification...served as Sherwood's captain in 2008...two-sport athlete (football and basketball)...member of the 3.0 Honor Roll.

Personal: Son of Sonny and Sandra Oboh...born August 22, 1991 in Washington D.C.

Matthew McLaughlin

Freshman

Punter/Kicker

5-10, 190

Tampa, FL

Tampa Catholic

High School: Played for Bob Henriquez at Tampa Catholic High School...made 11 of 18 field goals as a senior with a long of 41 yards...placed 11 punts inside the 20 with a 40-yard average...named first team All-Hillsborough County and second team All-State honors as a punter...named honorable mention All-St. Petersburg Times as a punter....two-sport athlete in high school (football and soccer).

Personal: Son of Terrence and Elizabeth McLaughlin...born on October 10, 1990 in Tampa , FL.

Toney Moore

Freshman

Linebacker

6-2, 210

West Palm Beach, FL

Kings Academy

High School: Played for Craig Dobson at King's Academy...recorded 50 tackles with two interceptions...returned an interception for touchdown....also recovered a fumble for a touchdown...on offense, had six catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns.

Personal: Son of Toney and Keisha Moore...born on April 2, 1991 in West Palm Beach , FL.

Keith Reiser

Freshman

Defensive Back

5-10, 165

Miami, FL

Killian

High School: Played for Steve Smith at Killian High School where he recorded 40 tackles, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions, including one for a score...earned second team All-State and played in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game...two-sport athlete (football and track specializing in the 4-by-1 and the 200-meter).

Personal: Son of Keith and Carlene Reiser...born July 31, 1991 in Miami , FL ...also considered both Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University , the team FAU defeated in the 2008 Motor City Bowl.

DeAndre Richardson

Freshman

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back/Kick Returner

6-2, 180

Panama City, FL

Bay

High School: Played for Mike Healy at Bay High School where he earned first-team All-County and All-District honors...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Ed Richardson, Catrina Garrett and stepfather Tommy Garrett...born March 14, 1990 in Panama City , FL.

Brian Sirmans

Freshman

Strong Safety

6-1, 160

Jacksonville, FL

Robert E. Lee

High School: Played for Myrik Anderson at Robert E. Lee High School where he recorded 49 tackles, including five for a loss as a senior...also had nine pass break-ups and two interceptions...earned All-Conference honors...played in the Florida Shrine Bowl...two-sport athlete (football and track)...four-year member of the honor roll.

Personal: Son of Vera Sasberry and Westley Sirmans...born December 30, 1990 in Jacksonville , FL.

Winfred Strickland

Freshman

Defensive Back

6-0, 170

Cocoa, FL

Cocoa

High School: Played for Johnny Wilkinson at Cocoa High School, Division 3A State Champions...recorded 49 tackles, 10 interceptions and had more than 600 all-purpose yards as a senior...earned first team All-State honors as a defensive back and was named first team All-Space Coast...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Son of Dominque DeVoe and Winfred Strictland, Sr...born June 9, 1991 in Cocoa , FL.

Andrew Stryffler

Freshman

Defensive End/Tight End

6-5, 235

Sanford, NC

Lee County

High School: Played for Jody Stouffer at Lee County High School where he had 32 solo tackles, 10 were solo, five for a loss and four sacks...played in the 2008 Shrine Bowl featuring North Carolina vs. South Carolina All-Stars...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...member of the National Honor Society...three-year member of the Academic All-Conference in three sports.

Personal: Son of Harry and Laura Stryffeler...born December 4, 1990 in Durham, NC...Grandfather Jim Heinike played for Syracuse University and professionally for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

DeAndre Williams

Freshman

Tackle

6-5, 265

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge

High School: Played for Keith Council at Oak Ridge High School where he earned All-Central Florida honors as a senior tackle...played in the Central Florida All-Star game...four-sport athlete (football, track and field, basketball and weightlifting).

Personal: Son of Anthony and Cynthia Williams...born December 18, 1990 in Orlando , FL.

Jarred Williams

Freshman

Defensive End

6-3, 215

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach

High School: Played for Mike Owens at Fort Walton Beach High School...recorded 75 tackles, including eight sacks...earned All-Area honors...played in the Pensacola All-Star game...two-sport athlete (football and track).

Personal: Son of Cedric and Wanda Williams...born August 29, 1991 in Fort Walton Beach , FL.

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