Rattlers Sign 2011 Football Class

By: FAMU Sports Communications
By: FAMU Sports Communications

Rattlers sign 2011 Football Class

Name Ht Wt. Pos. Class. Hometown / Previous School

Aiken, Patrick 5-10 170 CB Fr. Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan

Bass, Tyler 6-4 210 QB r-Jr. Atlanta, Ga./Memphis

Broaddus, James 6-5 245 DE Fr. Choctawhatchee, Fla./Choctawhatchee HS

Brinson, Sherrod 6-1 270 OC Fr. Madison, Fla./Madison HS

Carroll, Jeremiah 6-4 290 OL Fr. Dothan, Ala./Northview HS

Carter, Ravonne 5-11 190 DB Fr. Miami, Fla./New Mexico

Gibson, LaDontae 6-4 280 OL/DL Fr. Madison, Fla./Madison HS

Harrison, Delmus 5-11 185 RB Fr. Tallahassee, Fla./FAMU DRS

Harvey, DeWayne 6-3 200 Ath Fr. Tallahassee, Fla./Florida HS

Hypollite, Ellie 6-4 275 DL Jr. Bartow, Fla./Eerie JC

Liford, Gene 6-9 280 OL Fr. Monticello, Fla./Aucilla HS

James, Dane 6-1 180 QB Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson

Liford, Gene 6-9 280 OL Fr. Monticello, Fla./Aucilla HS

McGhee, Rickey 6-2 190 WR Fr. Crawfordville, Fla./Rickards HS

Morris, Michael 6-5 230 TE Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./Andrew Jackson

Nettles, Michael 6-5 290 OL Fr. Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto

Newton, Brenton 6-3 255 TE/FB Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson

Pieper, Kawika 6-3 320 OG/C Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii,

Powell,Darius 6-0 206 Ath Fr. Gainesville, Fla./East Side

Turner, Casey 5-11 190 RB r-Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./Rutgers University

Ward, Kevin 6-4 285 OG Fr. Raleigh, N.C./Broughton HS

Williams, Anthony 6-0 175 WR Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Aiken, Patrick CB 5-10 170 Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan

Snake Bites: All-Broward County Team selection….Recorded 54 tackles, 12 pass break-ups, two interceptions, eight tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumble, 326 yards in kicks returns with two TDs his senior year of play….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Bass, Tyler QB 6-4 210 Atlanta, Ga./Memphis

Snake Bites: In 2009 at Memphis, Bass played in four of the 12 games at quarterback, making three starts as the Tiger signal caller…Averaged 213.2 yards of total offense per game (45.0 rushing, 168.3 passing)…Had shoulder surgery on Oct. 20 and missed the remainder of the season…Ranked first on the team in passing efficiency (149.79)…Finished second on the team in passing yards (673), passing TDs, (6) and average yards per carry (4.3)… In high school, a dual-threat quarterback for coach Steven Collints at Stockbridge High School… Ranked No. 73 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com…Tabbed No. 57 nationally among athletes by Scouts, Inc.. A two-year starter at quarterback…Completed 99 passes in 181 attempts for 1,203 and 12 TDs with on three interceptions his senior season…Also rushed for 606 yards and 11 TDs on 81 carries…Threw for 1,200 yards on16 TDs in 2006 when he led an offense which averaged 30 points per game.

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Brinson, Sherrod “Jumbo” OC 6-1 270 Madison, Fla./Madison HS

Snake Bites: First Team All-Big Bend selections…LeDontae Gibson and Brinson dubbed as the “Big Bang Twins” on they dominated the right side of the football… Recruited by Tennessee State, Bethune-Cookman and Jacksonville State…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Broaddus, James DE 6-5 245 Choctawhatchee, Fla./Choctawhatchee HS

Snake Bites: Tallied 90 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, six sacks and two force fumbles in his senior season…Recruited by Alabama State, Georgia State, South Alabama, FAU, and Troy….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Carroll, Jermiah OL 6-4 290 Dothan, Ala./Northview HS

Snake Bites: Recorded 43 pancakes his senior season to earn All-Area Offensive Lineman Honors…Voted Team Captain and is the strongest players on the team. Recruited by: Western Kentucky, Troy University, Alabama State and Miles College….Honor Roll Student

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Carter, Ravonne DB 5-11 190 Miami, Fla./New Mexico

Snake Bites: Finished his career 11 career interceptions…Led his high school to a record of 14-3 in two seasons and including a state playoff berth in 2008…Participated in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game…Three-year letter winner in track in high school, competing in the 400 meters, long jump and triple jump….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Christy, Michael TE 6-3 230 Monticello, Fla./Aucilla Christian

Snake Bites: Two-Time All District Tight End (2010, 2011)…2010 All Big Bend Selection … Recorded 245 receiving yards on 27 catches his senior year…Recruited by: FIU, North Alabama, South Alabama and Harvard….Honor Roll 3.7 GPA

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Gibson, LaDontae 6-4 280 OL/DL Madison, Fla./Madison

Snake Bites: 2010 All-Big Bend Selection as a senior…Graded out at 88 percent in 12 games…Recruited by: Western Kentucky, Southern, University of Missisippi, Bethune-Cookman and Louisville….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Harrison, Delmus RB 5-11 185 Tallahassee, Fla./ FAMU DRS

Snake Bites: Rushed for 842 yards on 121 carries with six TDs in his senior year…Recruited by Tennessee State, Bethune-Cookman, FAU, and Troy University….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Harvey, DeWayne ATh 6-3 200 Tallahassee, Fla./Florida HS

Snake Bites: Played in the 2010 North vs. South Florida All-Star game…First Team All-Bend selectio…4.4 speedster that threw for over 1,200 yards, while rushing for 700, scored a combined 20 TDs both passing and rushing in his senior season of play… Recruited by: Western Carolina, North Carolina A&T, FIU and Bethune-Cookman….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Hypollite, Ellie DL 6-4 275 Bartow, Fla./Eerie JC

Snake Bites: At Eerie 54 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks in his sophomore season…Recruited by: Western Michigan and Buffalo…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

James, Dane QB 6-1 180 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson

Snake Bites: Rated by rivals as a two-start quarterback…First Team All-State and All Broward County selection…Rated as one of the top Florida Prep quarterback in Florida…Finished career passing close to 4,500 yards and 53 TDs ranking 11th in Broward County History…Recruited by: FIU, FAU, UCF, Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Liford, Gene OL 6-9 280 Monticello, Fla./Aucilla HS

Snake Bites: All –Area selection…Finished senior season with 90 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and six sacks, along with two forced fumbles…Recruited by: Alabama State, Georgia State, South Alabama, FAU and Troy University….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

McGhee, Ricky WR 6-2 190 Crawfordville, Fla./Rickards HS

Snake Bites: 4.4 speedster with excellent ability and great hands… Coached by former FAMU Football Coach Rudy Hubbard…Recruited by Illinois, Troy University, Bethune-Cookman, Citadel and Coastal Carolina…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Morris, Michael TE 6-5 230 Jacksonville, Fla./Andrew Jackson

Snake Bites: 2011 Shrine Bowl Selection at Tight End… Senior season caught 27 passes for 312 yards, scoring four TDs… Coached by former FAMU quarterback Quinn Gray… Recrutied by FIU, FAU and Georgia Tech…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Nettles, Michael OL 6-5 290 Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto

Snake Bites: First Team All-District and All-State honorable mentions as an offensive lineman…As a three-year starter recorded 67 pancakes….Recruited by: FIU, FAU, and Bethune-Cookman….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Newton, Brenton TE/FB 6-3 255 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson HS

Snake Bites: First Team All-Broward County Selection…Started in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star game…Recorded 17 receptions and four TDs at Tight End… Defensively recorded 57 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, and 12 sacks….Recruited by: Wisconsin, FIU, and FAU…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Pieper, Kawika OG/C 6-3 320 Honolulu, Hawaii/Moanalua HS

Snake Bites: All-District Center selection… Recorded 30-plus pancakes in his senior season….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Powell, Darius Ath 6-0 206 Gainesville, Fla./East Side

Snake Bites: Two-time First Team All-State, All-Area,All District and Super 11 selection….Two-time Team Most Valuable Player...Named Team Defensive Captain…Recruited by: Bowling Green, Duke, Townson, North Carolina A&T, Gardner Webb, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Valdosta State and Marshall…Official Visited: Bowling Green and Marshall….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Previous School

Turner, Casey RB 5-11 190 Jacksonville, Fla./Rutgers

Snake Bites: Florida Top 100 rated athlete…One of the top running backs prospects in North Florida…Finished his senior season with 1,950 rushing yards with 20 TDs…

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Ward, Kevin OG 6-4 285 Raleigh, N.C./Broughton HS

Snake Bites: Played both offense and defense side of the ball…Recorded 42 pancakes blocks and had 17 big blocks for TDs…. Holds the record most pancake blocks in a single game and a season, earning 2010 best lineman honors… Top 100 National Underclassmen….

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/High School

Williams, Anthony WR 6-0 175 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson

Snake Bites: Recorded a team high 412 yard receiving on 34 receptions with eight TDs in his senior year of competition…All Broward County Selection….Recruited by: Alabama State, Prairie View A&M, Bryant University and Jacksonville State…


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