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    Feb. 2, 2011

    University of Houston Class of 2011

    LOI ReceivedNamePositionHeightWeightHometownPrevious School
    EnrolledChevy BennettDB6-1190Dallas, TexasNavarro JC/Sachse HS
    EnrolledD.J. HaydenDB6-0185Houston, TexasNavarro JC/Ft. Bend Elkins HS
    7:07Joey MbuDL6-3308Richmond, TexasFoster HS
    7:19Dominic SmithDL6-3301Houston, TexasBlinn College/Hastings HS
    7:28Alex CooperDL6-5245Bellaire, TexasSecond Baptist HS
    7:32C.J. McElroyWR5-11195League City, TexasClear Creek HS
    7:45Derrick MatthewsLB6-0193Houston, TexasNorth Shore HS
    8:01Desmond PulliamLB6-0225Louise, TexasLouise HS
    8:05Everett DanielsLB6-0210Sachse, TexasTrinity Valley CC/Sachse HS
    8:17Lloyd AllenLB6-4240Baton Rogue, La.Mississippi Gulf Coast CC/Scotlandville HS
    8:29Zachary JohnsonOL6-7300Norman, Okla.Norman HS
    9:03Kenneth FarrowATH5-11195Hurst, TexasL.D. Bell HS
    9:04Earl FosterDB6-0205Houston, TexasLamar HS
    9:13Daniel SpencerRB6-0175Grandview, TexasGrandview HS
    9:15Dewayne PeaceWR6-0190Grand Prarie, TexasBlinn College/ So. Grand Prarie HS
    9:34Bram KohlhausenQB6-1193Houston, TexasLamar HS
    9:38DeVonte PortierDB5-10190 Houston, TexasWheatley HS
    9:49Keithen EnglishDL6-2315Dallas, TexasA. Maceo Smith HS
    9:56Emeka OkaforOL6-5320Sunnyvale, TexasSunnyvale HS
    10:11Kourtlandt AkinsOL6-5290HoustonLamar HS
    10:30William MooreATH6-2205Houston, TexasJames Madison HS
    10:38Mark RobertsWR6-4185Orange, TexasWest Orange Stark HS



    Atkins

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    Kourtlandt Atkins DB | Dallas, Texas | Navarro JC/Sachse HS | 6-1 | 190
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    Navarro (2009-10): Helped lead Navarro College to the 2010 NJCAA National Championship ... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles in 2010 with 48, including 44 solos ... Also had one interception in nine games played ... Team allowed only 226 yards of total offense last season, which ranked 12th in the NJCAA and 115 yards passing which was good for 17th nationally ... Junior College coach was Nick Bobeck
    High School: During the 2008 season Bennett made 45 tackles with 35 solo stops ... Averaged 6.4 tackles per game ... picked off three passes and recovered a fumble ... In 2007, made 44 tackles, got five interceptions, 28 pass breakups, blocked two field goals and forced two fumbles.


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    D.J. Hayden DB | Houston, Texas | Elkins High School | 6-0 | 185
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    Junior College: Helped lead Navarro College to the 2010 NJCAA National Championship ... Played in all 11 games, posting 35 tackles, including 33 solo stops as a sophomore in 2010 ... Ranked No. 41 on Rivals.com's Top-50 Junior College players ... Had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... Registered six passes broken up ... Team allowed only 226 yards of total offense last season, which ranked 12th in the NJCAA and 115 yards passing which was good for 17th nationally ... Played in 10 games as a freshman in 2009 with 23 tackles and one TFL ... Junior College coach was Nick Bobeck ... Chose Houston over Arkansas, TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.


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    Joey Mbu DL | Richmond, Texas | Foster HS | 6-3 | 308
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned first-team All-District 23-4A honors ... Earned first-team All-Area honors in both 2009 and 2010 and second-team accolades in 2008 ... Had 67 tackles, two sacks and two blocked field goals as a senior ... PrepStar All-Region ... A three-time All-District performer ... Three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines ... High school coach was Mark Wiatrek ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in both 2010 and 2009 ... Also a member of the track team as a discus and shot putter ... Won the discus district championship in 2010 and advanced to the regional championship ... Chose Houston over Air Force, Arizona, Kansas State and Rice ... Son of Charles Nzams and Helen Nso ... Father, Charles, is a soccer scout.

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    Dominic Smith DL | Houston, Texas | Blinn College/Hastings HS | 6-3 | 301
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    Junior College: Played in eight games recording 20 tackles, including four for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks in 2010 ... Helped lead Blinn to a top-10 national ranking in 2010 ... Team allowed only 137.3 yards rushing per game ... Chose Houston over Kansas State, UCF, Tennessee and UNLV.


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    Alex Cooper DL | Bellaire, Texas | Second Baptist HS | 6-5 | 245
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    High School: Listed as a top-100 recruit in the Houston area ... Played both ways tallying five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown ... Helped his team go 7-5, 5-2 in TAPPS 4-II ... Has only played two years of high school football ... Also played basketball, earning 4-4A All-District honors ... High school coach was Mike Sneed ... Chose Houston over Baylor, Kansas State, Rice and SMU.


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    C.J. McElroy WR | League City, Texas | Clear Creek HS | 5-11 | 195
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Rushed for 1,600 yards and scored 24 touchdowns in 2010, while also recording 540 receiving yards and another four scores ... Returned one kickoff and one punt for a touchdown ... Honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... Named to the Houston Chronicle's 2010 All-Greater Houston second team ... Named the Clear Creek Team Captain, Most Valuable Player and Offensive MVP ... Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year Finalist ... Earned first-team All-District 24-5A honors in 2009 ... Was an honorable mention Rivals U.S. Army All-Combine team selection ... High school coach was Darrell Warden ... Also played baseball and ran track ... Ran a 10.5 100 meters as a junior ... First-team All-District and All-County in baseball in 2010 ... Born Charles Dwayne McElroy on May 29, 1993 ... Son of Chuck and Shari McElroy ... Father, Chuck, played 16 seasons in major league baseball, including three-year stints with the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds ... Uncle is Cecil Cooper, former Houston Astros' manager, five-time All-Star and two-time Golden Glove winner with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers ... Grandfather, Sylvester Cooper, was a member of the Indianapolis Clowns, a barnstorming team in the Negro baseball league.


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    Derrick Matthews LB | Houston, Texas | North Shore HS | 6-0 | 193
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Second-team All-State by the Associated Press ... Houston Chronicle Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 ... Recorded 155 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior ... PrepStar All-Region ... Named to the Houston Chronicle's 2010 All-Greater Houston first team ... Helped North Shore High School to the third round of the 2010 playoffs ... Rated the No. 74 linebacker nationally by Rivals.com ... Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year Finalist ... Earned first-team All-District honors as a sophomore and senior and second-team accolades as a junior ... Helped lead North Shore to 28 wins in three years on varsity ... High school coach was David Aymand ... Also earned two letters in basketball ... Born Derrick Jama'l Mathews on Sept. 25, 1992 ... the son of Derrick Mathews and Sheena Osbey.


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    Desmond Pulliam LB | Louise, Texas | Louise HS | 6-0 | 225
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    High School: Earned Class A All-State honors ... Four-year varsity starter at linebacker and three-year at running back ... Was named the District Most Valuable Player in 2010 ... Earned first-team All-Area accolades ... Rushed for 1,867 yards and scored 24 touchdowns as a running back in 2010, while posting 115 tackles, one interception and three sacks on defense ... Garnered District Defensive MVP in 2009 ... Earned second-team All-Area and third-team All-State honors his junior season ... Recorded 135 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks as a junior, while posting 1,087 yards rushing and scoring 15 touchdowns ... High school coach was Mark Stevens ... Also a member of the track team ... Competes in the triple jump and shot put ... Born on March 4, 1993 ... Sister, Kiara, is a shot putter on the UH track team.


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    Everett Daniels LB | Sasche, Texas | Trinity Valley CC/Sasche HS | 6-0 | 210
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    Junior College: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played in 11 games, leading the team with 103 tackles and had five quarterback sacks in 2010 ... Also recorded five pass break ups and an interception for a 43-yard touchdown return ... Played in eight games, recording 50 tackles and three sacks in 2009 ... Junior College coach was Brad Smiley ... Chose UH over Marshall. High School: Registered 119 tackles, three passes defended and one forced fumble as a senior ... Born March 1, 1991.


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    Lloyd Allen LB | Baton Rogue, La. | Mississippi Gulf Coast CC/ Scotlandville HS | 6-4 | 240
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    Junior College: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played in nine games and recorded 32 tackles and one forced fumble in 2010 ... Played in 12 games, registering 45 tackles and five sacks in 2009 ... Chose Houston over Mississippi State ... Junior College coach was Steve Campbell.


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    Zachary Johnson OL | Norman, Oklahoma | Norman HS | 6-7 | 300
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    High School: Earned All-State honors by the Oklahoma Coaches Association ... Also named All-District and All-Conference as a senior ... An Oklahoma vs. Texas Oil Bowl selection ... Selected to the Oklahoma All-State All-Star team on the West roster ... Helped lead team to an 8-3 record in 2010 ... High school coach was Greg Nation ... Chose Houston over Missouri, Indiana, North Texas and Tulsa.

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    Kenneth Farrow ATH | Hurst, Texas | L.D. Bell High School | 5-11 | 195
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Super Prep All-Southwest ... PrepStar All-Region ... Accounted for 1,233 yards of total offense and 17 touchdowns in eight games as a senior at running back ... Had 622 yards rushing and six touchdowns as a junior ... Topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark with 1,384 and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2008 ... High school coach was Gary Olivo ... Chose Houston over Colorado, Iowa, Tulsa and Utah.


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    Earl Foster DB | Houston, Texas | Lamar HS | 6-0 | 205
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in 2010 ... Super Prep All-Southwest ... PrepStar All-Region ... Named to the Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston second-team ... Had six interceptions and 103 tackles as a senior ... Posted three interceptions as a junior ... High school coach was Tom Nolen ... Chose UH over Oregon State.


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    Daniel Spencer RB | Grandview, Texas | Grandview HS | 6-0 | 175
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 64 player nationally as an athlete by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region ... Helped lead team to the third round of the 2010 playoffs ... Posted 1,000 yards in both rushing and receiving with 1,391 yards on the ground and 1,193 through the air as a senior ... Scored 24 rushing touchdowns and caught another 18 ... Averaged 17 yards per catch and 12 yards per rush ... Rushed for 246 yards against Melissa High School and neared 200 with 194 yards in a win over Maypearl ... Helped lead high school team to a 32-5 record in three years on varsity ... High school coach was Aubrey Sims ... Also a member of the track and basketball teams ... Full name is Daniel Remon Spencer ... Born on Aug. 27, 1993 ... Son of Jerry and Daphne Young ... Member of the National Honor Society.

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    Dewayne Peace WR | Grand Prarie, Texas | Blinn College/ So. Grand Prarie HS | 6-0 | 190
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    Junior College: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played in five games, recording 146 receiving yards on 10 catches for a 14.6 yard per catch average, and scored two touchdowns in 2010 ... Junior College coach was Brad Franchione ... Chose Houston over Arizona.
    High School: Earned first-team All-District 7-5A honors in 2008 ... High school coach was David Fisher.

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    Bram Kohlhausen QB | Houston, Texas | Lamar HS | 6-1 | 193
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in 2010 ... Rated the No. 30 quarterback nationally by Rivals.com ... Recorded a 28-6 mark as a starting quarterback ... Earned first-team All-District in 2009 and 2010 and second-team as a sophomore in 2008 ... Named Lamar High School's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior ... Super Prep All-Southwest ... PrepStar All-Region ... Was 61-of-129 for 1,047 yards, while throwing 14 touchdowns as a senior ... Named a Fort Worth EA Sports Elite 11 Regional Top Performer ... Was 81-of-165 for 1,173 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior ... Completed 61 percent of his passes as a sophomore ... High school coach was Tom Nolen ... Chose Houston over Utah ... Also played baseball.

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    DeVonte Potier DB | Houston, Texas | Wheatley HS | 5-10 | 190
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    High School: Named to the Houston Chronicle's 2010 All-Greater Houston second-team ... Earned All-District honors and was named the District 22-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player ... Named first-team All-State ... Recorded 57 tackles, nine interceptions, including one for touchdown and 25 passes broken up as a senior ... Three-year letterwinner helping lead team to a district championship in 2010 ... Helped lead school to the second round of the playoffs ... High school coach was Cornelius McFarland ... Also competed in track ... Son of Eric Potier and Lisa Wheaton ... Born DeVonte Mario Potier on Oct. 1, 1992.

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    Keithen English DL | Dallas, Texas | A. Maceo Smith HS | 6-2 | 315
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... First-team All-District 13-3A ... Had 35 tackles and four quarterback sacks as a senior ... Ranked No. 65 in the area Top 100 by the Dallas Morning News ... Named to The Old Coach's 3A All-Area second team ... Also a member of the track and field, wrestling and swim teams ... Chose Houston over Kansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Memphis

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    Emeka Okafor OL | Sunnyvale, Texas | Sunnyvale HS | 6-5 | 320
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    High School: Earned first-team All-District 6-2A honors ... Was the Sunnyvale High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... High school coach was Ben Wright ... Is the first athlete from Sunnyvale High School to earn a full scholarship ... Was the district champion in the shot put as a junior ... Also played basketball ... Chose Houston over North Texas, SMU and UTEP.

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    Kourtlandt Atkins OL | Houston, Texas | Lamar High School | 6-5| 302
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in 2010 ... Named to the Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston first-team ... PrepStar All-Region ... Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and 316 yards of offense per game as a junior ... Earned first-team All-District honors in 2009 ... High school coach was Tom Nolen ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Chose Houston over Michigan.
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    William Moore ATH | Houston, Texas | James Madison HS | 6-2 | 205
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    High School: Earned first-team All-District 20-5A honors in both 2009 and 2010 ... Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year Finalist ... Recorded 80 tackles and eight sacks as a junior ... Also runs track ... Runs the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay team ... High school coach was Ray Seals ... Born William McKinley Moore on Feb. 27, 1992 ... Plans on majoring in accounting.

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    Mark Roberts WR | Orange, Texas | West Orange Stark HS | 6-4 | 185
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    High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Super Prep All-Southwest ... Helped lead team to the second round of the playoffs in 2010 ... Earned District MVP honors ... PrepStar All-Region ... Recorded 936 yards receiving on 43 catches and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Had 671 yards receiving and four touchdowns as a junior, averaging 20.9 yards per catch ... High school coach was Dan Hooks ... Also ran track ... Chose Houston over Iowa State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Kansas.


     

     

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