Copiah-Lincoln had several players who signed with four-year schools during the early signing period…
Updated NLI Signees for UCF (as of 10:35am)
Played for coach Jorge Zegales at Archbishop Carroll High School...Helped team to two district titles and one state semifinal...Named All-Dade County both his junior and senior years...Had 83 tackles and five interceptions as a senior and 69 tackles as a junior with four interceptions...Also scored 12 touchdowns and 667 receiving yards on offense as a junior and senior combined.
A.J. Bouye, DB, 6-0, 175, Tucker, Ga. / Tucker
Played for coach Franklin Stephens at Tucker High School...Helped Tucker to a 14-1 record and the state championship...A first-team all-county pick...Made 35 tackles his senior year with six interceptions...Also scored three times while playing on offense in 2008 and twice on returns...Made 40 tackles and picked off a pass his junior year...Also a member of the school's merit roll and R.O.T.C.
D.J. Brown, TE, 6-4, 220, Ocala, Fla. / Dunnellon
Played for coach Frank Beasley at Dunnellon High School...An all-conference selection...Made five catches as a senior for 60 yards while piling up 33 tackles on defense with five sacks...A as junior, caught 13 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns while also picking up 150 more yards rushing...Did not play until his junior year.
Brandon Bryant, DL, 6-4, 255 Atlanta, Ga. / Booker T. Washington
Played for coach Stanley Pritchett at Booker T. Washington High School...Amassed 80 tackles as a senior with four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Named as Booker T. Washington's best defensive player on the gridiron and on the basketball court...Member of the school's honor roll.
Jonathan Davis, LB, 5-9, 205, Lawrenceville, Ga. / Tucker
Played for coach Franklin Stephens at Tucker High School...Helped Tucker to the 2008 state championship...A four-time all-state selection...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 team...Was Georgia's 4A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and also named to the North-South All-Star Game and was a DeKalb East-West All-Star...A four-time All-DeKalb County selection.
Troy Davis, LB 6-2, 217, Lawrenceville, Ga. / Berkmar
Played for coach John Thompson at Berkmar High School...A first-team all-county linebacker as a senior and an honorable mention pick as a junior at defensive end...Named to the East-West All-Star Game...Recorded 124 tackles in 2008 with 11 tackles for loss, four sacks and an interception...As a junior, made 89 stops with 10 TFLs, three sacks and a forced fumble...Had 35 tackles as a sophomore for a career-total of 248 stops...Team captain...Named the Academic Athlete of the Year in 2007.
Nico Flores, QB, 6-2, 199, Miami, Fla. / North Miami Beach
Played for coach Jeff Bertani and North Miami Beach High School...An all-state selection...Helped team to the 2006 state semifinals, an undefeated campaign in 2007 and the state playoffs again in 2008...Twice named All-Dade County...Completed 135-of-210 passes for 1,517 yards as a senior...Completed 90-of-130 passes for 1,712 yards as a junior...In his career at North Miami Beach, threw for 4,192 yards...Also had 123 career tackles and six interceptions playing in the secondary.
Dontravius Floyd, WR, 6-2, 205, Homestead, Fla. / South Dade
Played for coach Ivan Chicola at South Dade Senior High School...An honorable mention All-Dade County pick as a senior after catching 16 passes for 354 yards and seven touchdowns...As a junior, caught 22 passes for 329 yards and five touchdowns...Made 21 receptions his sophomore year for 429 yards and six touchdowns...Helped team to the 2007 regional playoffs before losing to eventual champion Miami Northwestern...Member of the honors society.
Victor Gray, DL, 6-4, 229, Orlando, Fla. / Dr. Phillips
Played for coach Dale Salapa at Dr. Phillips High School...Named first-team All-Central Florida and all-conference...Made 110 tackles as a senior with eight sacks, three interceptions, two blocked kicks and a pair of fumble recoveries...Team captain...Was also a team captain in basketball and was ranked fifth in the state in rebounding...Won an academic excellence award in mathematics.
Javen Harris, LB, 5-11, 230, Eufaula, Ala. / Eufaula
Played for coach Dan Klages at Eufaula High School...Named first-team all-state at the 5A level in 2008...Made 87 tackles as a senior with three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles while also running the ball 22 times on offense for 199 yards and two touchdowns and catching the ball six times for 95 yards and two more scores...Made 66 tackles his junior year with four sacks with 79 carries for 645 yards offensively...Team captain and member of the National Honor Society.
Tay Irvin, DL, 6-1, 310, LaGrange, Ga. / Troup County
Played for coach Bubba Jeter at Troup County High School...Helped Troup County to the state playoffs in 2008 as the team led the state in scoring defense at the 6A level...Was a first-team all-state selection as a senior by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Named to the North-South state All-State Game...Recorded 67 tackles in 2008 including 12 sacks...Team's MVP and captain as a senior.
Kemal Ishmael, DB, 5-11, 192, Miami, Fla. / North Miami Beach
Played for coach Jeff Bertani and North Miami Beach High School...Helped team to the 2006 state semifinals, an undefeated campaign in 2007 and the state playoffs again in 2008...A first-team All-Dade County selection in 2008 and an honorable mention pick as a junior...Played both wide receiver and defensive back...Had 45 catches as a senior for 500 yards with three touchdowns while making three interceptions...Had two more interceptions as a junior while making 30 receptions for 500 yards and seven scores.
Abre Leggins, OL, 6-4, 300, Orlando, Fla. / Evans / Copiah-Lincoln JC
Originally signed with Michigan State out of high school where he played both offensive and defensive line...Spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons in East Lansing on offensive line...Recorded 40 tackles as a senior with six sacks and two forced fumbles and was named all-region...Was named a Mississippi JuCo All-Star and all-region at Copiah-Lincoln...Was an All-Orange County pick at Evans where he played for Max Purcell and a North-South All-Star Game participant.
Deon Simon, DL, 6-4, 260, Baton Rouge, La. / Glen Oaks
Played for coach Jeffrey Jones at Glen Oaks High School...Played defensive line and was named as his team's MVP as both a junior and a senior...Named all-district as a junior when he had 70 tackles and 10 sacks...Also excelled in track and field where he was all-district in 2006-07.
Henry Wright, DB, 6-1, 195, Orlando, Fla. / Edgewater
Played for coach William Gierke at Edgewater High School...Played both quarterback and safety in high school...Helped Edgewater to three 6A district championships...Had 62 tackles as a senior with an interception and two sacks...Recorded 82 tackles as a junior, two of them sacks, and ran back one of his three interceptions for a touchdown.
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