JSU signee bios
by From staff reports
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  • TY ANDERSON, TE, 6-3, 220, Cumming, Ga. (West Forsyth):  Honorable mention all-state … First-team all-county and all-region as junior and senior … Played at Hoover before family moved to Georgia.
  • AUSTIN BISHOP, OL, 6-4, 275, Piedmont: Four-year letterman …  All-county and all-region as junior and senior, member of The Anniston Star’s Dandy Dozen Team after grading out at 92 percent as a senior … Also an all-county pick in baseball.
  • LEDARRIUS BOWE, RB, 5-7, 175, Jackson: Four-year letterman … Rushed for 3,900 yards and 54 touchdowns in his career … Had 900 yards and 11 touchdowns in an injury-marred senior year.
  • EARL CALLOWAY, WR, 6-1, 185, Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby): Averaged 43 catches for 602 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … Had more than 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns on 75 career catches. … Played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game and earned the GHS Coaches’ Award … Expected to be immediate contributor.
  • DYLAN CLINE, DL, 6-4, 265, McCalla (McAdory): First team all-state as a senior. Had 90 tackles, seven for loss and four sacks … Also had 26 pancake blocks and averaged 35 yards per punt … His father, Jackie Cline, played at Alabama and then for Detroit, Miami and Pittsburgh in the NFL.
  • DAMIEN DAVENPORT, DL, 6-2, 275, McIntosh: Four-time all-state. A two-way lineman, he had 34 tackles and 17 sacks on defense. Had 166 tackles and 29 sacks in his career.
  • MICHAEL DAVIS, DB, 6-1, 210, Geraldine: Four-year letterman … Honorable mention all-state as junior and senior. … County and Region MVP as a senior. … Rushed for 1,170 yards and 26 touchdowns on 98 carries, had three interceptions on defense.
  • RODNEY DAVIS, WR, 6-1, 205, Millbrook (East Mississippi CC): Helped the Lions to Mississippi JC State Championship and the NJCAA National Title in 2011, haling in 49 catches for 1,009 yards and 11 touchdowns … Returned 30 kickoffs for 714 yards and returned a missed field goal 108 yards. … As a freshman in 2010 caught 29 passes for 456 yards and six touchdowns.
  • RAMAR DENNIS, LB, 6-1, 225, Orlando, Fla. (Olympia): One of the first NLI’s to roll off the fax machine … Team captain and team Defensive Player of the Year … Racked up 132 tackles, 80 solo … Had offers from a dozen schools interested, including Syracuse, Cincinnati and Illinois.
  • TRE’ GARLAND, WR, 6-3, 185, Thomasville, Ga. (Thomasville): Played four seasons. … Played in Georgia-Florida All-Star Game, where he had five catches for 80 yards. JSU reports his high school GPA at 3.3.
  • CASEY HUNT, OL, 6-4, 285, Oneonta: All-state selection. … Said to be anchor of a line whose offense scored 665 points and averaged more than 44 points a game. … Helped the Redskins to a 14-1 record and their second-straight trip to the AHSAA Class 4A State Championship Game
  • DARIUS JACKSON, DB, 6-2, 205, Bessemer (McAdory): All-state selection as a senior … Led team with 142 tackles, including eight for loss. Had 15 tackles in a game against Wenonah. … Helped the Yellow Jackets to a 14-1 record and to the Class 5A State Championship Game
  • LaKENDRICK JAMES, DB, 5-9, 175, Jackson: Two-time all-state selection, two-time all-region … Intercepted six passes as a senior to go along with 92 tackles … Had Super 6 record three inteceptions in 4A title win.
  • ANTHONY JOHNSON, TE, 6-5, 220, Maplesville: Started on both sides of the ball in all 51 games of his four-year high school careerAs a senior caught 50 passes for 945 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 120 catches for 2,360 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career … Only 1A player on Alabama roster in Alabama-Mississippi Game
  • JARREN JOHNSON, WR, 5-11, 195, Jackson: All-state selection as a junior and senior … MVP of 4A championship game after catching 10 passes for 188 yards and two TDs and running 13 times for 96 yards and a score.
  • JUSTIN LEA, OL-DL, 6-4, 260, Ider: One of the Gamecocks’ earliest verbal commitments … All-state as a junior and senior … Four-time all-county and all-region selection. … Averaged 91 percent grade with 44 pancake blocks as a junior and 49 as a senior.
  • SIRAN NEAL, S, 6-1, 180, Eufaula: First team all-state selection as an athlete as a senior. … Had 22 catches for 377 yards and eight TDs. … Had 54 catches and 13 touchdowns at Abbeville as an all-state junior
  • JUSTICE OWENS, WR-RB, 5-11, 185, Alexandria: Was first team all-state selection as a senior when he had 60 tackles and four interceptions as a DB … On offense he had more than 2,200 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. … Would prefer playing to play defense in college.
  • TOBY PEE, WR, 6-0, 190, Sardis: First team all-state as a junior and senior. … Had more than 5,000 yards rushing in his career, more than 3,000 of it and 45 touchdowns the last two years
  • BRETT STEVERSON, OL, 6-5, 305, Fitzgerald, Ga.: Honorable mention all-state as a junior, first-team all-state as a senior. … Had offers from Duke, Colorado State and Troy.
  •  JOSH THOMPSON, OL, 6-4, 285, Dothan (Rehobeth): Averaged 90 percent grade as a senior

JSU signee bios by From staff reports