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2007 Signing Day Central

 2007 Oklahoma Signing Class

 Name
 Vid.
 Ht.
 Wt.
 Pos.
 Hometown
 Frank Alexander
Highlight Video
6-5
235
DE
 Baton Rouge, La.
 David Anderson
Highlight Video
6-5
220
DE
 Lawton, Okla.
 Austin Box
Highlight Video
6-3
220
LB
 Enid, Okla.
 Ryan Broyles
Highlight Video
6-0
170
WR
 Norman, Okla.
 Jonte Bumpus
Highlight Video
6-4
220
DE
 Muskogee, Okla.
 Kody Cooke
Highlight Video
6-4
315
OL
 Enid, Okla.
 Jamell Fleming
Highlight Video
5-11
187
CB
 Arlington, Texas
 Jason Hannan
Highlight Video
6-3
270
OL
 Waxahachie, Texas
 Desmond Jackson
Highlight Video
5-11
187
S
 Seguin, Texas
 Travis Lewis
Highlight Video
6-2
220
LB
 San Antonio, Texas
 Phil Loadholt
Highlight Video
6-8
350
 OL
 Fountain, Colo.
 Keith Nichol
Highlight Video
6-2
180
QB
 Lowell, Mich.
 Sam Proctor
Highlight Video
6-0
202
ATH
 Pearland, Texas
 Mike Reed
Highlight Video
6-1
250
MLB
 Vero Beach, Fla.
 Donald Stephenson
Highlight Video
6-6
275
OL
 Blue Spring, Mo.
 Jimmy Stevens
Highlight Video
5-6
170
K
 Oklahoma City, Okla.
 Tyler Stradford
Highlight Video
6-3
180
WR
 New Orleans, La.
 Londell Taylor
Highlight Video
6-3
215
ATH
 Vian, Okla.
 Alex Williams
Highlight Video
6-5
300
OL
 New Orleans, La.
 Corey Wilson
Highlight Video
6-0
185
WR
 Carrollton, Texas
 
 

DE
   Frank Alexander
   6-5 | 235 | Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab School)

  Frank Alexander Highlight Video
 
Had 76 tackles and a team-leading 13 sacks his senior year ... four year starter ... also saw time on offense as a tight-end ... named first-team all-state ... selected for all-district and all-metro teams ... chosen to the East Meets West All-American game ... all-district on both sides of the ball his junior season ... bench presses 315 and squats 430 pounds ... runs a 4.7 40-yard dash ... parents: Frank and Juanita Alexander ... coached by Michael Roach ... born Dec. 17, 1989.
 
  No. 8 weak side defensive end of 2007 (Rivals.com)
  No. 10 player overall in Louisiana Top 40 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
  No. 32 tight end in the country (Scout.com)
 
 

DE
   David Anderson
   6-5 | 220 | Lawton, Okla. (MacArthur HS)

  David Anderson Highlight Video
 
Had 82 tackles, 2 fumbles caused and recovered as a senior... also had 12 QB hurries and 11 sacks ... named second-team all-state by The Daily Oklahoman ... first-team all-state by Coaches Association ... All-district in class 5A-1 ... Lawton Constitution all-area ... all-district in basketball and third in the state meet in the 110 meter high hurdles ... coached by Ernie Manning ... parent: Alicia Scott ... born Oct. 26, 1987.
 
 

LB
   Austin Box
   6-3 | 220 | Enid, Okla. (Enid HS)
 
  Austin Box Highlight Video
 
Enrolled at OU in January ... played quarterback, free-safety, running back and wide receiver while in high school ... completed 55% of passes (126-231) for 1,938 yards with 13 TD as a senior QB when he led his team to a runner-up finish in class 6A ... ran for 1,086 yards and 15 TD as a running back ... recorded 71 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... ran back 2 kickoffs for touchdowns ... senior team captain ... named Parade All-American ... named Defensive Player of the Year and all-state by The Daily Oklahoman ...all-state by Tulsa World ... named conference player of the year ... played in the US Army All-Star game ... MVP of the 2006 state American Legion tournament ... his teams won state American Legion crowns in 2005 and 2006 and a national championship ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... parents: Craig and Gail Box ... his father played football at Northwestern Oklahoma State ... coached by Tom Cobble ... born Aug. 10, 1988.
 
  No. 7 safety in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 46 player overall on Rivals Top 100 of 2007
  No. 3 outside linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 1 player overall in Oklahoma Top 30 (Rivals.com)
 
 

WR
   Ryan Broyles
   6-0 | 170 | Norman, Okla. (Norman HS)

  Ryan Broyles Highlight Video
 
Had 73 tackles and six interceptions as a senior ... recorded 44 catches for 908 yards and eight touchdowns, and rushed for 345 yards and 12 touchdowns ... averaged 20.6 yards per catch ... during his senior season, he scored touchdowns as a running back, wide receiver and kick returner ... career 79 receptions for 1,688 yards and 18 scores ... career 157 tackles and 20 picks ... named to the 6A-2 all-district team ... chosen for the All-American Offense-Defense Bowl ... selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team ... clocked at 4.51 40-yard dash ... first-team all-state by Tulsa World and The Oklahoman ... earned all-city honors as a junior ... also recruited as a basketball player, averaging 18 ppg ... parents: Edward and Stephanie Moore ... coached by Butch Peters ... born April 9, 1988.
 
  No. 23 cornerback in the nation (Scout.com))
  No. 11 cornerback in the country (Rivals.com)
  No. 4 overall player in Oklahoma Top 30
 
 

DE
   Jonte Bumpus
   6-4 | 220 | Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS)
 
  Jonte Bumpus Highlight Video
 
Recorded 92 tackles and nine sacks as a senior in Oklahoma’s 6A Class ... also recorded 10 tackles for loss, nine forced passes, and three fumble recoveries ... named first-team all-state by The Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... defensive lineman of the year in district 6A-4 ... collected 96 tackles and 4 sacks as a junior ... also a track and field athlete ... parent: Vida Bumpus ... coached by Matt Hennesy ... born Dec. 12, 1988.
 
  No. 32 defensive end in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 30 weakside defensive end in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 8 in Oklahoma top 30 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

OL
   Kody Cooke
   6-4 | 315 | Enid, Okla. (Enid HS)

  Kody Cooke Highlight Video
 
Enrolled at OU in January ... had a blocking rate of 89 percent his senior year ... team captain as a senior ... named first-team all-state by The Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... co-offensive linemen of the year in Oklahoma district 6A-3 ... helped lead the Plainsmen to a runner-up finish in class 6A in his senior year ... named offensive player of the year by his team ... National Honor Society member ... parents: Kent and Angie Cooke ... coached by Tom Cobble ... born June 17, 1989.
 
  No. 83 offensive guard in the Nation (Scout.com)
  No. 14 overall player in Oklahoma Top 30 (Rivals.com)
  No. 54 offensive guard in the country (Rivals.com)
 
 

CB
   Jamell Fleming
   5-11 | 187 | Arlington, Texas (Seguin HS)
 
  Jamell Fleming Highlight Video
 
Shutdown corner at Seguin where he received first team all-district as a senior ... caught 29 passes for 481 yards and four touchdowns his senior season ... second-team Associated Press All-State ... APSE Class 4A first-team all-state ... 34-inch vertical leap ... played in All-American Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida ... bench presses 320 and squats 375 pounds ... runs a 4.56 40-yard dash ... coached by Ricky Albus ... parents: Ralph and Sharon Fleming ... born May 5, 1989.
 
  No. 47 cornerback in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 12 cornerback in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 35 player overall in Texas Top 100 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

OL
   Jason Hannan
   6-3 | 270 | Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie HS)
 
  Jason Hannan Highlight Video
 
Never allowed a sack in three years as a starter... had 118 pancake blocks his senior season ... team captain in both his junior and senior seasons ... named second-team all-state his senior year ... three-time all-district in Texas class 4A ... selected for Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Florida ... earned first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and junior ... runs a 5.48 40-yard dash ... bench presses 345 and squats 515 pounds ... parents: Chuck and Debbie Hannan ... coached by David Ream ... born Feb. 8, 1989.
 
  No. 14 center in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 1 center in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 23 player overall in Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com)
 
 

S
   Desmond Jackson
   5-11 | 187 | Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS)

  Desmond Jackson Highlight Video
 
Recorded 86 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... ran three kick-offs and two punt returns back for touchdowns ... on offense he recorded eight receptions for 210 yards and one TD ... selected to play in Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida ... chosen to play in the Austin Wrangler’s Lone Star Arena Football Classic and selected for the Oil Bowl ... voted first-team all-area ... seven interceptions, six taken back for touchdowns as a junior ... All-San Antonio selection as a junior ... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... bench presses 305 and squats 425 pounds ... grandson of Melanie Bruns ... coached by Jim Carson ... born April 3, 1989.
 
  No. 21 safety in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 14 safety in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 39 overall player in Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com)
 
 

LB 
   Travis Lewis
   6-2 | 220 | San Antonio, Texas (Robert E. Lee HS)

  Travis Lewis Highlight Video
 
Played linebacker and running back in high school ... rushed for 1,436 yards on 222 carries with nine touchdowns as a senior ... also caught 10 passes for 108 yards and a score ... selected to the US Army All-American game ... named all-area and all-metro as a senior ... all-district and invited to the Army All-American combine as a junior ... in 2005 he rushed 109 times for 577 yards over a four-game stretch ... invited to the Army Combine and Nike Camp ... all-district as a junior ... runs a 4.34 40-yard dash ... benches 335 and squats 515 pounds ... coached by Jimmy Ramos ... parents: James Lewis and Dori Schwartz ... born Jan. 15, 1988.
 
  No. 10 MLB in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 20 outside linebacker (Rivals.com)
  No. 37 overall player in Texas Top 100 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

OL
   Phil Loadholt
   6-8 | 350 | Fountain, Colo. (Garden City CC)

  Phil Loadholt Highlight Video
 
 
Enrolled at OU in January ... played at Garden City CC in Kansas where he was a two-time letterman ... two-time junior college All-American ... Jayhawk Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006 ... had 93 pancake blocks and 113 tackles last season ... freshman team played in the Dixie Bowl ... junior college coach was J.J. Eckert ... won the Student Support Service Award and was named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List ... high school at Fountain Fort Carson in Fountain, Colo. where he was also a standout basketball and track and field athlete ... as a senior football player he had 113 tackles along with eight touchdowns ... named Colorado Springs Area Player of the Year ... team captain and two-time all-stater ... led hoops team to the state title game when he averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game ... won a state championship in the discus ... coached by Mitch Johnson ... parents: Phillip and Brenda Loadholt ... born Jan. 21, 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii ... was a teammate of current Sooner defensive back D.J. Wolfe in the seventh, eighth and 10th grades when both resided in Colorado.
 
  No. 20 overall player in Junior College Top 100 (Rivals.com)
  No. 17 overall JUCO player in SUPERPREP JUCO 100
 
 

QB
   Keith Nichol
   6-2 | 180 | Lowell, Mich. (Lowell Sr. HS)

  Keith Nichol Highlight Video
 
Enrolled at OU in January ... threw for 2,225 yards for 31 touchdowns (118-185) and ran for 1,075 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... had two interceptions from his cornerback position ... accounted for 9,650 yards and 134 touchdowns in three years as a starter ... passed for 6,550 yards and 76 touchdowns while rushing for 3,100 yards and 58 TD ... two-time Associated Press Class “A” Player of the Year... two-time first-team Associated Press All-State ... three-time all-state in Michigan’s largest class ... three-time Grand Rapids Press all-area ... Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Elite 11 selection ... named to the Detroit News "Dream Team" ... led team to a state title as a sophomore ... career record of 34-3 ... runs a 4.68 40-yard dash ... coached by Noel Dean ... born Dec. 24, 1988 ... parents: Gary and Patrice Nichol.
 
  No. 4 in Michigan’s Top 30 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
  No. 6 dual-threat QB in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 22 quarterback in the nation (Scout.com)
 
 

Ath
   Sam Proctor
   6-0 | 202 | Pearland, Texas (Pearland HS)
 
  Sam Proctor Highlight Video
 
Ran 221 times for 1658 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... also completed 42 of 82 passes for 456 yards and four TD ... played on defense twice, both times recording a tackle ... helped lead his high school to the state semi-final in Texas class 5A ... senior team captain ... named offensive MVP by his teammates ... selected to play in the All-Greater Houston football game ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... coached by Tony Heath ... parent: Yolanda Proctor ... born Sept. 5, 1988.
 
  No. 35 athlete in the county (Rivals.com)
  No. 44 player overall in Texas Top 100 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

LB
   Mike Reed
   6-1 | 250 | Marysville, Calif. (Yuba CC)

  Mike Reed Highlight Video
 
Enrolled at OU in January ... played two seasons at Yuba College in Marysville, Calif. ... his sophomore team that won the Bay Valley Conference and district titles ... the 49ers were 6-5 overall, 4-1 in league play and champions of the Holiday Bowl with a 29-8 win over Monterey Peninsula ... named Bay Valley Conference MVP ... J.C. Gridwire All-American ... a California All-State junior college team selection ... set a school record with 90 tackles on the season ... committed to OU before his sophomore season ... all-conference as a freshman when his team also won the league championship... coached by Ted Hoal ... attended Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Fla. ... four-year letterman ... all-state pick as a senior when he had 50 tackles and 23 touchdowns at middle linebacker and running back, respectively ... finished his career with 233 tackles ... coached by Billy Livings ... born August 20, 1984 ... parents: Eddie and Willimae Reed ... has seven brothers.
 
  No. 2 overall JUCO player in JC Top 100 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
  No. 7 overall JUCO player in SUPREPREP JUCO 100
No. 1 Middle Linebacker in the country (SUPERPREP JUCO 100)
 
 

OL 
   Donald Stephenson
   6-6 | 275 | Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs HS)
 
  Donald Stephenson Highlight Video
 
Played in first three games but broken toe injury kept him from playing again until the playoffs ... transferred to Blue Springs from Central High School in Kansas City where he was named all-league as a junior ... bench presses 375 and squats 500 pounds ... runs a 5 second 40-yard dash ... coached by Kelly Donohoe ... parents: Donald Ramey and Ethel Stephenson ... born Sept. 30, 1988.
 
  No. 7 overall player in Missouri Top30 (Rivals.com)
  No. 34 offensive tackle in the nation (Rivals.com)
 
 

K
   Jimmy Stevens
   5-6 | 170 | Oklahoma City, Okla. (Heritage Hall)
 
  Jimmy Stevens Highlight Video
 
 
His 50 career field goals (50-77) broke the national record total by a high school kicker... scored 18 total points in a single game as a junior ... connected on a string of 125 consecutive extra points ... career-long field goal of 52 yards as a senior ... went 10-25 as a senior, with most of his misses coming beyond 50 yards ... tied national single-season record with 22 field goals as a junior ... also punted for a 33-yard average ... named first-team all-state kicker by Tulsa World, and first-team punter by The Oklahoman ... Parade All-America first-team ... first-team All-USA by USA Today ... selected to inaugural East Meets West All-American football game ... all-state selection by Oklahoma Coaches Association ... runs a 40-yard dash in 4.6 sec ... coached by Andy Bogert ... parents: Jim and Colleen Stevens ... born June 16, 1989.
 
  No. 13 kicker in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 13 player overall in Oklahoma Top 30 (Rivals.com)
  No. 11 kicker in the country (Scout.com)
 
 

WR 
   Tyler Stradford
   6-3 | 180 | New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker)
 
  Tyler Stradford Highlight Video
 
Caught 27 catches for 483 yards and six TD as a senior ... also saw playing time at cornerback and safety where he recorded five interceptions ... named all-district and All-West Bank after senior season ... all-area selection in Louisiana as a junior ... saw time on the field as a kick returner, running back three kick-offs for TD and had a 41-yard return average ... also was team’s punt returner ... runs a 4.41 40-yard dash ... coached by Skip Lamothe ... parent: Chalondra Stradford ... born May 5, 1988.
 
  No. 56 wide receiver in the country (Rivals.com)
  No. 23 player overall in Louisiana Top 40 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

Ath
   Londell Taylor
   6-3 | 215 | Vian, Okla. (Vian HS)

  Londell Taylor Highlight Video
 
 
Played on offense, defense and special teams ... caught 47 passes for 1,171 yards and 16 touchdowns as a wide receiver his senior year ... also ran 12 times for 11 yards and a TD ... picked off nine passes on defense, bringing four of them back for touchdowns ... recorded 52 tackles ... also scored a touchdown by running back a kickoff ... selected all-state by the Coaches Association ... named first-team all-state on defense by the Tulsa World ... named third-team all-state on offense by The Oklahoman ... co-offensive player of the year in District 2A-6 ... coached by Brandon Tyler ... parents: Londell and Sandra ... born Sept. 13, 1988.
 
 

OL
   Alex Williams
   6-5 | 300 | New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker)
 
  Alex Williams Highlight Video
 
Recorded 16 pancake blocks his senior year ... gave up two sacks his freshman year, and has not allowed one since ... named all-district, All-West Bank team and all-metro his season year ... named honorable mention all-state after his senior season ... missed entire junior season because of Hurricane Katrina forcing him to move to a school without a football program ... all-state in basketball his junior year while not playing football ... bench presses 325 and squats 495 pounds ... runs a 5.1 40-yard dash ... coached by Skip Lamothe ... parent: Nicole Williams ... born March 10, 1988.
 
  No. 58 offensive tackle in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 54 offensive tacking in the country (Rivals.com)
  No. 24 overall player in Louisiana Top 40 of 2007 (Rivals.com)
 
 

WR
   Corey Wilson
   6-0 | 186 | Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS)
 
  Corey Wilson Highlight Video
 
Rushed 31 times for 234 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... caught 18 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 20 yards per catch ... rushed 31 times for three touchdowns as a running back ... also was the team’s punt and kick-off returner ... awarded all-district honors at wide receiver after senior year ... named special teams player of the year in his district ... brother of former Sooner wide receiver Travis Wilson ... bench presses 240 and squats 350 pounds ... runs a 4.47 40-yard dash ... coached by Gary Childress ... parents: Charles and Wendy Wilson ... born Oct. 5, 1988.
 
  No. 42 receiver in the nation (Scout.com)
  No. 34 wide receiver in the nation (Rivals.com)
  No. 23 overall player in Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com)