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August 2, 2011

Roster Countdown: Nos. 19-10

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10 Harrison Jeffers RB Jr. 2L 5-7/208 Lawton, Okla. (Eisenhower HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Has played in 22 career games. ... Rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries as a redshirt freshman in 2009; also caught 27 passes for 218 yards and a score. ... Was regularly featured in Tech's endaround play in 2009, either as the ball carrier or as a decoy. .. Underwent back surgery in the summer of 2010, which limited him for the first half of fall camp; sustained a concussion shortly after he was cleared for contact. ... Ran for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball in fall camp after he was cleared. ... Was not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Played in 10 games in 2010. ... Rushed for 99 yards on 18 carries in 2010. ... Will not be included on the team's initial 105-man fall camp roster, likely due to back issues. ... Could rejoin the roster later in fall camp, once classes start.
11 Tramain Swindall WR Sr. 3L 6-2/186 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Millwood HS)
Nicknamed "Scotty Pippen." ... Integral part of a state champion basketball team in high school ... Has played in 38 career games (19 starts). ... Has caught at least one pass in 37 of 38 career games. ... Split time with Detron Lewis at Y as a freshman. ... Caught 46 passes for 561 yards and two scores in 2008. ... Was moved to H after 2008 season. ... Started 10 games in 2009. ... Caught 55 passes for 694 yards and five touchdowns in 2009. ... Battled knee tendonitis during the spring and into fall camp. ... Started nine games in 2010. ... Caught 33 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in 2010. ... Moved to Z-receiver in the spring. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at Z-receiver with Darrin Moore.
11 Leon Mackey DE Jr. TR 6-5/256 Wilmington, Del. (Hinds C.C.)
Ranked by Rivals.com as the second-best JUCO DE prospect in the country. ... One-time Virginia Tech and South Carolina signee. ... Was coached by Tech DL coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave. ... Registered 88 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks in two seasons at Hinds. ... Expected to contribute right away.
12 Marcus Kennard WR Jr. TR 6-3/192 Lawton, Okla. (Butler C.C.)
Ranked by Rivals.com as the best JUCO WR prospect in the country. ... Signed with Kansas State out of high school and was originally committed to them at Butler. ... Caught 43 passes for 876 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final year at Butler. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring football pracitce. ... Was sidelined for most of the spring with turf toe. ... Ended the spring listed second behind Eric Ward at X-receiver.
12 D.J. Johnson S Jr. 2L 6-0/196 Austin, Texas (St. Stephen's HS)
Played at a private high school in the Austin area. ... Great athlete but doesn't have plus speed. ... Has played in 24 career games (nine starts). ... Played as a true freshman in 2009, logging 24 tackles, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception. ... Lone interception came in his hometown of Austin against Texas. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as the team's starting RCB. ... Registered 42 tackles, two TFL, three interceptions and four pass breakups in 2010. ... Was moved to S after 2010 season. ... Listed as Tech's starting FS heading into the season.
13 Jakeem Grant IR Fr. HS 5-6/151 Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Tulsa but switched to Tech in January. ... Also had offers from Iowa State, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and others. ... Will compete for immediate playing time in fall camp.
13 Sam Eguavoen LB Fr. HS 6-1/217 Garland, Texas (Lakeview Centennial HS)
Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to UTSA but switched to Tech the November before signing day. ... Also had offers from Air Force, ULM, New Mexico and others. ... Is entering just his third season of organized football. ... Expected to redshirt.
14 Desmond Martin S Fr. RS 6-1/189 Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
Rangy, intelligent safety. ... Was integral part of Stony Point's State 7-on-7 Tournament Championship in 2009. ... Tore his ACL during fall camp and redshirted in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
14 Darrin Moore WR Jr. 1L 6-4/214 Irving, Texas (Blinn C.C.)
Signed with UTEP out of Irving MacArthur in 2008. ... Left the UTEP program in 2009. ... Caught 37 passes for 559 yards and three touchdowns with Blinn C.C. in 2009. ... Originally expected to spend 2010 season at Blinn but learned it would be possible for him to join a Division I program instead. ... Was briefly committed to Ole Miss. ... Arrived at Tech in the middle of August. ... Has three years of eligibility remaining. ... Entered the 2010 season listed behind WR Lyle Leong and Eric Ward at X-receiver. ... Big, physical receiver that gives Tech something they don't currently have on the outside. ... Played in 12 games in 2010. ... Caught 15 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in 2010. ... Impressed in the spring. ... Listed as a co-starter at Z-receiver with Tramain Swindall.
15 Scotty Young QB Fr. RS 6-2/209 Denton, Texas (Ryan HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Was coached in high school by Zac Harrell, brother of former Tech QB Graham Harrell. ... One of the most prolific quarterbacks in Texas high school history. ... Threw for 8,962 yards and 129 touchdowns in two years as a starter at Denton Ryan. ... Named the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, AP Texas Player of the Year and the top-rated in-state QB by Texas Football in 2009. ... Highest-ranked QB to sign with Tech since Graham Harrell in 2004. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Very good pitcher that could have been drafted by the MLB. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-No. 2 at quarterback with Jacob Karam. ... Expected to be Tech's No. 3 quarterback in 2011.
16 Michael Brewer QB Fr. HS 6-0/182 Lake Travis, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
Three-star prospect. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee and others. ... Son of former Texas quarterback Robert Brewer and grandson of former Texas quarterback Charley Brewer. ... Helped lead Lake Travis to two consecutive state championships as a starting quarterback. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football. ... Expected to redshirt this fall.
16 Cody Davis S Jr. 2L 6-2/200 Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville HS)
Earned rave reviews from former Tech safeties coach Carlos Mainord during 2008 and 2009 seasons. ... Has played in and started 25 career games. ... Played in and started 12 games in 2009. ... Was Tech's second-leading tackler as a redshirt freshman, logging 81 stops, 1.5 TFL and six pass breakups. ... Registered eight or more solo tackles against Texas, Houston, Kansas and Oklahoma State. ... Named first-team Freshman All-American in 2009. ... Played in and started 13 games in 2010. ... Was again the team's second-leading tackler as a sophomore, with 87 stops, one sack, 6.5 TFL, an interception, three forced fumbles and four pass breakups. ... Listed as the team's starting WS heading into the season.
17 Javares McRoy IR Fr. TR 5-7/159 Lakeland, Fla. (Florida)
Brother of Tech RB Ben McRoy. ... Four-star prospect. ... Signed with Florida out of high school after originally committing to Tech. ... Transferred to Tech over the summer. ... Applied for an NCAA waiver allowing him to play right away but was denied. ... Will redshirt this season.
17 Jeremy Reynolds CB Fr. HS 5-9/168 Greensboro, N.C. (Dudley HS)
Three-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Oregon State but switched to Tech several months before signing day. ... Participated in the NUC All-World Game. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football practice. ... Ended the spring listed behind Derrick Mays at one of Tech's CB spots.
18 Eric Ward WR So. 1L 6-0/201 Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)
Nicknamed "Hammerhead." ... Former four-star prospect. ... Highest-ranked high school receiver to sign with Tech in over a decade. ... Originally committed to Oklahoma but switched to Tech in late 2008. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through the team's spring practices in 2009. ... Has played in 12 career games. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... One of the most physical receivers on the roster. ... Takes pride in his run blocking ability. ... Played in 12 games with one start (Oklahoma) in 2010. ... Caught six passes for 63 yards in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting X-receiver.
19 Derek Edwards WR Fr. HS 6-1/171 Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
Four-star prospect. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M and others. ... Enrolled early and went through spring football practice. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart. ... Expected to redshirt in 2011.
19 Giorgio Durham DB Sr. SQ 5-11/171 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Central Oklahoma)
Signed with Central Oklahoma out of high school. ... Named first-team all-conference, first-team All-America and Lone Star Conference Defensive Back of the Year in 2009. ... Redshirted in 2010 due to NCAA transfer rules. ... Ended the spring listed behind D.J. Johnson at FS.

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