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Louisiana Tech Football signees (with bios)

This is the final list of Louisiana Tech signees. It includes one addition from the list I sent this morning (Fred Thomas, Lutcher) as well as complete bios on all the signees:




2009 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Signees

Chad Boyd DB 5-10/190 Westwego, La. (Shaw HS)
C.J. Broades S 6-1/205 Texarkana, Texas (Pleasant Grove HS)
Cassetti Brown CB 5-11/180 Leesville, La. (Leesville HS)
Sharman Brown WR 6-0/185 Arlington, Texas (Timberview HS)
Vincent Cano OL 6-2/295 Kilgore, Texas (Kilgore HS)
Javontay Crowe S 5-11/190 Ruston, La. (Ruston HS)
Tyrone Duplessis RB 5-8/185 New Orleans, La. (O.P. Walker HS)
Justin Ellis OL 6-2/330 Monroe, La. (Neville HS)
I.K. Enemkpali LB 6-1/230 Pflugerville, Texas (Pflugerville HS)
Lyle Fitte ATH 5-8/185 Port Sulphur, La. (South Plaquemines HS)
Quinn Giles ATH 5-10/185 Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)
Jacarri Jackson WR 6-2/185 Logansport, La. (Logansport HS)
Kendrick James LB 6-1/225 New Orleans, La. (O.P. Walker HS)
Shakeil Lucas DE 6-2/255 Marrero, La. (L.W. Higgins HS)
Jacob Miller OL 6-3/285 Madison, Kansas (Hutchison JC)
Jordan Mills OL 6-6/325 Napoleonville, La. (Assumption HS)
D.J. Morrow RB 5-10/200 Palestine, Texas (Westwood HS)
Matt Nelson PK 5-10/155 Cibolo, Texas (Steele HS)
Olajuwon Paige CB 5-9/180 Aiken, S.C. (Georgia Military JC)
Rufus Porter LB 6-1/215 Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS)
Doak Raulston QB 6-2/190 Ft. Worth, Texas (All Saints Episcopal HS)
Matt Shepperd OL 6-2/305 Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS)
D.J. St. Julien WR 6-0/190 Lafayette, La. (Acadiana HS)
Andre Taylor TE 6-5/235 Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS)
Fred Thomas CB 5-10/170 Lutcher, La. (Lutcher HS)
John White DT 6-2/290 Miami, Okla. (Northeast Oklahoma JC)

Chad Boyd (Westwego, La./Shaw HS)
DB, 5-10, 190

High School: Lettered four years for coach Scott Bairnsfather at Shaw High School ... Helped lead the Eagles to three straight Louisiana Class 4A state title games and a 28-2 record over the last two years ... Named the Louisiana Class 4A state Defensive MVP as a senior ... Two-time first team all-state ... Three-time first team all-district ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as 39th best player in the state of Louisiana and the 83rd best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Max Preps All-American Team ... Totaled 126 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... Recorded 225 career tackles with 12 interceptions and 19 PBU's ... Also ran track for Shaw competing in the 100- and 200-meters and the 4x100, and 4x200 relays ... Helped lead Shaw to the regional championship in 2008 ... Personal: Full name is Chad Landon Boyd ... Son of Byron and Agnes Boyd ... Has one brother, Jarryd ... Born Jan. 24, 1991 in New Orleans.

C.J. Broades (Texarkana, Texas/Pleasant Grove HS)
S, 6-1, 205

High School: Lettered the past two years for coach Kevin Davis at Pleasant Grove High School in Texas ... Played his freshman and sophomore years for coach Joe Jones at Idabel High School in Oklahoma ... Played safety and wide receiver in high school ... Helped lead the Hawks to the District 16-3A title as a junior and the regional finals of the playoffs as both a junior and senior ... Two-time all-district selection at Pleasant Grove High School ... Also named to the all-Northeast Texas and all-area teams ... Named honorable mention all-state as a junior ... Totaled 123 tackles, 11 PBUs and four interceptions as a senior and 119 tackles, nine PBUs and two interceptions as a junior ... Played basketball for four years in high school ... Personal: Full name is Charlie Jerome Broades ... Son of Rodney Broades and Malisia Brewer ... Has two brothers, Kelvin and Tyrell Lewis, and three sisters, Rodneshia Broades, Amaya Lewis and Paige Nelson ... Born March 29, 1991 in Idabel, Okla.

Cassetti Brown (Leesville, La./Leesville HS)
CB, 5-11, 180

High School: Lettered for three years for coach Terence Williams at Leesville High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Wampus Cats to the District 3-4A title in 2007 and 2008 ... Named first team all-district in 2008 ... Recorded 35 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... Had 31 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... Ranked as the 154th best safety in the country by Scout.com ... Member of the Leesville track and field team, competing in the 100-, 200- and 400-meters ... Earned all-district honors in track ... Personal: Full name is Cassetti Dewayne Brown, Jr. ... Son of Catona Fisher and Casetti Brown ... Has one sister, Adrinna Johnson ... Born Aug. 26, 1990, in Deridder, La.

Sharman Brown (Arlington, Texas/Timberview HS)
WR, 6-0, 185

High School: Lettered two years for coach Terry Cron at Timberview High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Wolves to the state playoffs both years ... Played wide receiver and defensive back in high school ... Had 37 catches for 739 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged over 20.0 yards per reception during his junior and senior seasons ... Named first team all-District 8-4A as a senior and honorable mention all-district as a junior ... Also named second team all-DFW by Scout.com as a senior ... Played basketball as a freshman and sophomore in high school ... Lettered for the varsity track team as a junior ... Personal: Full name is Sharman Glenn Brown ... Son of Charlotte and Sharman Brown ... Has one sister, Breanna ... Born Oct. 30, 1990 in Irving, Texas.

Vince Cano (Kilgore, Texas/Kilgore HS)
OL, 6-2, 295

High School: Lettered three years for coach Mike Vallery at Kilgore High School ... Played both offensive and defensive lineman for the Bulldogs ... Helped lead the team to a 9-3 mark in 2008 and the second round of the state playoffs ... Led the Bulldogs to two consecutive district titles in 2007 (12-4A) and 2008 (14-4A) ... Two-time all-district selection and two-time all-East Texas selection by the Longview News Journal ... Named the defensive lineman of the year as in District 14-4A as a senior ... Recorded 44 tackles, six TFL and two forced fumbles during his senior year ... Ranked as the 69th best offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... Threw the discus and the shot put for the track team as a junior ... Personal: Full name is Vincent Kingsley Cano ... Son of Rosemary Lawrence and Matt Swanson ... Has one sister, London ... His father played football at Kilgore Junior College ... Born April 2, 1991..

Javontay Crowe (Ruston, La./Ruston HS)
S, 5-11, 190

High School: Lettered three years for coach Billy Laird at Ruston High School in Louisiana after transferring from Southwood High School ... Helped lead the Bearcats to the state playoffs every year he played ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named all-Lincoln Parish by the Ruston Daily Leader as a junior and senior ... Named the Fred Dean Defensive MVP for the all-parish team by the Ruston Daily Leader as a senior ... Named all-area by the Monroe News-Star ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Recorded 112 tackles, 17 TFL, two sacks, six PBUs and one interception as a senior ... For his career he totaled 212 tackles, 27 TFL, 12 PBUs and two interceptions ... Personal: Full name is Javontay Royale Crowe ... Son of Cynthia Garner and George Garner ... Has one sister, Trinity ... Born June 22, 1991 in Ruston.

Tyrone Duplessis (New Orleans, La./O.P. Walker HS)
RB, 5-8, 185

High School: Lettered three years for coach Skip Lamothe at O.P. Walker High School in New Orleans ... Helped lead the Chargers to the 2007 District 10-4A title ... Three-time all-district ... Named all-state by both the LSWA and the coaches association as a junior ... Named all-metro by the Times-Picayune ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 17th best player in the state by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 21st best all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 91st best running backs in the country by Scout.com ... Rushed for 2,104 yards and 26 TDs as a junior ... Rushed for 879 yards and 13 TDs as a senior despite missing four games ... Also a member of the O.P. Walker track team, participating in the 100-meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays ... Personal: Full name is Tyrone Duplessis ... Son of George and Mary Duplessis ... Has one brother, George III and one sister, Levoneshia Dixon ... Born July 31, 1990, in New Orleans.

Justin Ellis (Monroe, La/Neville HS)
OL, 6-2, 330

High School: Lettered three years for coach Mickey McCarty at Neville High School in Louisiana ... Two-time first team all-District 2-4A ... Named first team all-state by the LSWA as a senior ... Named second team all-state by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association as a junior ... Two-time all-Northeast Louisiana by the Monroe News-Star ... Selected to play in the inaugural Sportsman Paradise Bowl game ... Also lettered for three years on the Neville track and field team, competing in the shot put ... Finished third in the state of Louisiana in the shot put as a junior ... Personal: Full name is Justin Jamaal Ellis ... Son of Gloria Ellis and Jared Mack ... Has one brother, SirDarius, and one sister, LeNelle ... Born Dec. 27, 1990 in Monroe, La.

I.K. Enemkpali (Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville HS)
LB, 6-1, 230

High School: Two-year starter for coach George Herrmann at Pflugerville High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Panthers to the District 25-5A title and the state playoffs as a senior ... Led Pflugerville to the 2007 5A state finals ... Named first team All-District 25-5A as a senior as well as third team all-Central Texas by the American Statesman ... Recorded 64 tackles with 24 TFL and 14 sacks as a senior ... Personal: Full name is Ikemefuna Chinedum Enemkpali ... Son of Chinedu and Justina Enemkpali ... Has two sisters, Nneka and Chinelo, and one brother, Osi ... Born July 3, 1991.

Lyle Fitte (Port Sulphur, La./South Plaquemines HS)
ATH, 5-8, 185

High School: Lettered four years for coach Cyril Crutchfield at South Plaquemines High School in Louisiana ... Played running back and wide receiver for the Hurricanes ... Helped lead South Plaquemines to the Louisiana Class 1A state title as a junior and senior ... Led the Hurricanes to the District 10-1A title in 2007 and 2008 ... Two-time first team all-district ... Named first team all-state at running back as a junior and senior by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association ... Also named second team all-state as a return specialist ... Named first team all-West Bank and first team all-metro by the New Orleans Times Picayune ... As a junior rushed for 1,906 yards and 24 touchdowns while recording 75 catches for 1,612 yards and 19 touchdowns ... As a senior rushed for 712 yards and 12 scores and caught 51 passes for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Was a member of the track team, competing in the 100- and 200-meters and on the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams ... Personal: Full name is Lyle Anthony Fitte ... Son of Avis Fitte and Darrel Parker (stepdad) ... Has two brothers, Evan and Bean ... Born April 15, 1991 in Gretna, La.

Quinn Giles (Shreveport, La./Evangel HS)
ATH, 5-10, 185

High School: Lettered six years for coach John Bachman Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport ... Helped lead the Eagles to four state titles and four district titles ... Four-time all-district and four-time all-city by the Shreveport Times ... Named all-state and third team all-American by USA Today as a senior ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Caught 96 passes for 1,535 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior while also recording 68 tackles and three interceptions ... As a junior he caught 32 passes for 448 yards and three touchdowns ... Personal: Full name is Quinn Demetrius Giles ... Son of Melvin Giles and Gwen Nash ... Has one brother, Melvin Jr. ... Has three sisters, Kimberly Nash, Melisha Giles and Alexus Giles ... Born Dec. 25, 1989 in Shreveport.

Jacarri Jackson (Logansport, La./Logansport HS)
WR, 6-2, 185

High School: Lettered three years for coach Durrett Woods at Logansport High School in Louisiana ... Two-time all-district selection for the Tigers ... Also named all-area by the Shreveport Times for two straight years ... Named all-state as a junior ... As a junior caught 54 passes for 1,076 yards and 10 touchdowns ... As a senior caught 46 passes for 878 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also lettered for four years in basketball and as a freshman on the track team, competing in the 400-meters, high jump and long jump ... Personal: Full name is Jacarri Deandrell Jackson ... Son of Linda Gatlin and Early Jackson ... Has two sisters, Tamara and Talia ... His cousin Shedrick Belle played football at Texas State ... Born Dec. 10, 1990 in Shreveport, La.

Kendrick James (New Orleans, La./O.P. Walker HS)
LB, 6-1, 225

High School: Lettered four years for coach Derek LaMothe at O.P. Walker High School in Louisiana ... Named first team All-District 10-4A as a junior and senior ... Totaled 115 tackles, 12 TFL, nine sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 26th best player in the state of Louisiana and the 53rd best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 61st best middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... Also played basketball at O.P. Walker ... Personal: Full name is Kendrick Joshua James ... Son of Kenneth and Mary James ... Has one brother, Kenneth James Jr. ... His cousin is former NFL cornerback Tory James ... Born Nov. 6, 1990 in New Orleans, La.

Shakeil Lucas (Marrero, La./L.W. Higgins HS)
DL, 6-2, 255

High School: Lettered three years for coach Wayne Meyers at L.W. Higgins High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Hurricanes to three consecutive District 9-5A titles and the state playoffs ... Three-time all-district selection ... Named to the Times Picayune All-West Bank team three straight years ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 148th best defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... Recorded 75 tackles, 10 TFL and six sacks as a junior ... Also threw the shot put on the high school track team ... Personal: Full name is Shakeil James Lucas ... Son of Angela Lucas ... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Whitley ... His cousin Jordan Jefferson plays quarterback at LSU ... Born April 22, 1991 in Marrero, La.

Jacob Miller (Madison, Kansas/Hutchinson CC)
OL, 6-3, 285

Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Rion Rhoades at Hutchinson Junior College ... Started both years at center ... Helped lead the Dragons to the conference championship ... Named all-Jayhawk Conference ... High School: Lettered three years for coach Mike Plunkett at Olpe High School in Kansas ... Signed with the Kansas Jayhawks out of high school ... Named first team all-state and first team all-area ... Was a Kansas Shrine Bowl participant ... Personal: Full name is Jacob Alan Miller ... Son of Wes and Andra Miller ... Has one brother, Joel, and one sister, Jessica ... Born Nov. 15, 1988, in Emporia, Kansas.

Jordan Mills (Napoleonville, La/Assumption HS)
OL, 6-6, 325

High School: Lettered four years for coach Shawn Preston at Assumption High School in Louisiana ... Two-time all-district selection for District 8-5A ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Named all-region and all-tri-parish by the Thibodaux Daily Comet ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 24th best player in the state of Louisiana and the 53rd best offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 84th best offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... Also lettered in basketball for three years and threw the shot put on the track team for three years ... Helped lead the track team to regionals as a junior ... Personal: Full name is Jordan Michael Mills ... Son of Margaret and O'Neal Mills ... Has three brothers, Richard, Rodney and O'Neal Jr. ... Has three sisters, Shamica, Jaleesa and Chelsea ... His cousin Tramon Williams played football at Louisiana Tech and now plays for the Green Bay Packers ... Born Dec. 24, 1990 in Thibodaux, La.

DJ Morrow (Palestine, Texas/Westwood HS)
RB, 5-10, 200

High School: Lettered four years for coach Kevin Anderson at Westwood High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Panthers to the District 20-3A title as a senior ... Two-time first team all-district selection ... Named the District 19-3A offensive MVP as a junior and the District 20-3A MVP as a senior ... Named to the all-area team by the Palestine Herald as a senior ... Rushed for 1,650 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior ... Rushed for 850 yards as a senior despite missing the first half of the season with an injury ... Lettered in basketball for four years and on the track team for four years ... Competed in the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays ... Personal: Full name is Demarcus Jasean Morrow ... Son of Angela Hill and Josh Morrow ... Has one brother, Nick ... Born Dec. 29, 1990 in Palestine, Texas.

Matt Nelson (Cibolo, Texas/Steele HS)
PK, 5-10, 155

High School: Lettered three years for coach Mike Jinks at Steele High School in Texas .... Helped lead the Knights to the 2008 District 27-4A title and the state playoffs ... Two-time all-district and two-time academic all-district ... Named all-area by the San Antonio Express News as a senior ... Also named academic all-state as a senior ... Hit 13-of-16 field goals as a junior with a long of 48 yards and 45-of-45 extra points ... As a senior he connected on 7-of-10 field goals and 56-of-56 extra points ... Also played soccer as a freshman and sophomore in high school ... Personal: Full name is Matthew John Nelson ... Son of Janet and John Nelson ... Has one brother, Tyler ... Born March 8, 1991 in Spring, Texas.

Olajuwan Paige (Aiken, S.C./Georgia Military College)
CB, 5-9, 180

Junior College: Played two years for coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College ... Was named team captain for the Bulldog his sophomore season ... Registered three interceptions in 2008 ... High School: Lettered four years at Aiken High School in South Carolina ... Was named all-state as a senior as well as all-region by the Aiken Standard ... Played in the Down Under Bowl in Australia following his senior season ... Also lettered on the high basketball team for four years and the baseball team for five years ... Was named all-region in basketball ... Personal: Full name is Olajuwon Paige ... Son of Jimmy and Bessie Paige ... Has one brother, Jimmy Jr. ... Has one sister, Porsha ... His cousin Jermaine Martin played football at Clemson ... His cousin Taikwon Paige played at Georgia Military College with him ... Born July 14, 1987 in Aiken, South Carolina.

Rufus Porter (Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS)
LB, 6-1, 215

High School: Two-year starter for coach Stephen Robicheaux at Destrehan High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back Louisiana Class 5A state championship titles as well as District 6-5A titles ... Led Destrehan to a 29-0 mark over the last two years ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named the defensive MVP for the all-metro team by the Times Picayune ... Named first team all-state as a senior ... Named the defensive MVP of the 2008 state championship game after his 98-yard interception return for a TD sealed the 14-3 win over West Monroe ... Recorded 111 tackles, 14 TFL and three interceptions as a senior ... A three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 29th best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 38th best outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... Personal: Full name is Rufus Porter Jr. ... Son of Anita Porter ... Has one sister, Atina ... Born Oct. 2, 1990.

Doak Raulston (Ft. Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal HS)
QB, 6-2, 190

High School: Lettered three years for coach Aaron Beck at All Saints Episcopal High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Saints to a 10-1 mark and the Southwest Prep II title ... Was named all-conference first team as a senior and all-conference second team as a junior ... Was a nominee for the Texas Private School Player of the year ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 39th best pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com and the 94th best overall quarterback in the country by Scout.com ... As a senior, completed 172-of-271 passes for 3,026 yards and 28 touchdowns while also rushing for 840 yards and eight scores ... As a junior passed for 1,650 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also played baseball for three years and competed in the 100-meters and 4x100 meters on the Saints track team ... Personal: Full name is Doak Ryan Raulston ... Son of Dianna and Doak Raulston ... Has one brother, Drew ... Born Feb. 20, 1990 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Matt Shepperd (Marshall, Texas/Marshall HS)
OL, 6-2, 305

High School: Lettered three years for coach Thedrick Harris at Marshall High School in Texas ... Two-time first team all-district selection ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Ranked as the 13th best center in the nation by Scout.com ... Lettered for the Mavericks baseball team for three years and on the Marshall powerlifting team for four years ... Personal: Full name is Matthew Daniel Shepperd ... Son of Laura and LeRoy Shepperd ... Has one brother, Jarrad who plays football at Tarleton State ... Has one sister, Allison who plays softball at Centenary ... Born Aug. 15, 1990 in Plano, Texas.

D.J. St. Julien (Lafayette, La./Acadiana HS)
WR, 6-0, 190

High School: Lettered three years for coach Ted Davidson at Acadiana High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Rams to the Louisiana Class 5A state title as a sophomore and the state runner-up title as a junior ... Named second team all-district in 2008 ... Caught 12 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged over 26.0 yards per reception ... Also lettered in basketball for three years and ran track for four years, competing in the 100-meters, 200-meters and on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams ... Personal: Full name is Darrell Joseph St. Julien ... Son of Turisky and Joseph (stepdad) Domonter ... Has one brother, Ezekiel Domonter, and two sisters, Alyssa Domonter and Kayla St. Julien ... Born March 13, 1990 in Lafayette, La.

Andre Taylor (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock HS)
TE, 6-5, 235

High School: Lettered two years for coach Lanny Wilson at Round Rock High School in Texas ... Played mostly defensive line but some tight end for the Dragons ... Recorded 40 tackles and three sacks as a senior ... Caught two touchdowns during his senior season ... Named all-district as a senior ... Also named team defensive line MVP ... Competed on the track and field team, participating in the 200-meters and throwing the shot put and the discus ... Also a member of the school's bowling team ... Personal: Full name is Andre Joseph Taylor ... Son of Rebecca Taylor-McKenzie and Marty Taylor ... Has two brothers, Tony and Dallas, and two sisters, Rachel and Danicia ... Dallas and Danicia are twins ... Born Oct. 14, 1990 in Panama City, Panama

Fred Thomas (Lutcher, La./Lutcher HS)
CB, 5-10, 170

High School: Lettered for four years for coach Tim Detillier at Lutcher High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to the Louisiana Class 3A state title in 2006 and 2008 ... Also led Lutcher to three district titles (2005, 2006 and 2007) ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named to the all-metro and all-River Parish team by the Times Picayune as a senior ... Named all-state at cornerback by both the LSWA and the Louisiana Football Coaches Association ... Named all-state as a return specialist by the LFCA ... Recorded 70 tackles, including 52 solo, and seven interceptions as a senior ... Totaled 219 tackles and 16 interceptions during his career ... Had 13 kickoff returns for 446 yards and two touchdowns ... Lettered for four years on the Lutcher basketball and track teams ... Named all-district in basketball as a junior ... Was the Louisiana Class 3A state champion in the 400-meters as a sophomore ... Personal: Full name is Frederick Raynell Thomas ... Son of Sandra Thomas and George Watson ... Has one sister, Jessica Thomas ... Born May 7, 1990 in LaPlace, La.

John White (Miami, Okla./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC)
DT, 6-2, 290

Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Rob Green at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College ... Named first team all-conference in both 2007 and 2008 ... Recorded a career 186 tackles and 18 sacks along with one interception returned for a touchdown ... High School: Lettered three years for coach Bill Bays at Moore High School ... Two-time all-district selection for the 1-6A school ... Also named all-area as a senior by the Daily Oklahoman ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Originally signed with the University of Kansas out of high school ... Personal: Full name is John Raymond White ... Son of John and Mary White ... Has two sisters, Lauren and Alex ... Born Aug. 23, 1987 in Midwest City, Okla.