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Auburn Recruiting Class Of 2008... Part I

By Jay Coulter
jccoulter@gmail.com

So just how well did Auburn do on National Signing Day? Here's a brief bio on the Class of 2008 (Courtesy of the Auburn Athletic Department)...

Darvin Adams
WR, 6-2, 178
Kennesaw, GA (Harrison HS)
High School Coach: Bruce Cobleigh

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 66 catches for 867 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior ... Also collected 106 tackles and two interceptions during senior season ... Honorable Mention Class AAAAA All-State team as a senior ... Selected to play in Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl ... Threw for 974 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior while also rushing for five scores, and had over 40 receptions as a sophomore ... Also had 52 tackles and six interceptions as a junior ... Ranked No. 48 nationally at wide receiver by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 23 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 116 among wide receivers by Scout.com ... The No. 44-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 5, 1990 ... Son of Vincent and Tonya Adams and Darlene and Terry White.

Harry Adams
WR, 6-0, 180
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dillard HS)
High School Coach: Keith Franklin

HIGH SCHOOL: Had seven catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... Scored eight touchdowns as a junior and had three return scores ... Ranked No. 50 nationally among wide receivers by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 56 nationally at wide receiver by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 78 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com ... The No. 59-ranked prospect from Florida in the SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team ... At the 2006 Class 4A state track meet, posted times of 10.31 in the 100m and 21.03 in the 200m while winning both events.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 27, 1989 ... Son of Barbara and Harry Adams.

Ken Adams
TE, 6-5, 215
Enterprise, AL (Enterprise HS)
High School Coach: Kevin Collins

HIGH SCHOOL: Grabbed 11 catches for 225 yards as a senior ... Also played as a pass-rushing defensive end on third-down situations, totaling 21 tackles including four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and a pass breakup ... As a junior, caught eight passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff game against Foley ... Ranked No. 63 nationally among tight ends by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 3, 1988 ... Son of Gloria and Gregory Adams.

Dashaun Barnes
Linebacker, 6-2, 230
Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln HS)
High School Coach: Kyle Rice

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior in 2006, recorded 71 tackles with seven tackles for loss, three and a half sacks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and one pass break-up ... On offense as a senior, caught six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns ... In the regional championship game against Pace, caught the game winning touchdown pass ... Named 2006 Second Team All-State as a defensive back by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Named to PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... As a junior in 2005, finished with 43 tackles, one tackle for loss, two sacks and one interception that was returned for touchdown ... After his senior season, was ranked as the No. 29 overall safety prospect and the No. 53 prospect out of Florida by Rivals.com ... Was ranked as the No. 30 safety nationally and No. 46 prospect in Florida by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 37 prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Named to the Florida Super 75 by the Florida Times Union ... Three-year starter and four-year letterman in football ... Contributed to four straight district championships during his career at Lincoln ... Three-year letterman in track and qualified for the state championships in the high-jump (6-3.5) as a junior in 2005.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1987.

T'Sharvan Bell
DB, 6-1, 175
Kissimmee FL (Osceola HS)
High School Coach: Jeff Rolson

HIGH SCHOOL: Passed for 930 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Carried 47 times for 606 yards (12.9 average) and seven touchdowns ... Recorded 17 total touchdowns along with seven interceptions defensively, including two for touchdowns ... Class 5A first team all-state, all-Central Florida and all-Oceola County selection as a senior ... Orlando Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 12) ... As a junior, scored eight times on offense and had eight interceptions on defense ... Ranked No. 26 nationally among safeties by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 30 nationally among athletes by Rivals.com ... The No. 31-ranked defensive back nationally and the No. 23-ranked prospect from Florida in the SuperPrep Florida 111 ... Ranked as the No. 24 prospect in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 22, 1989 ... Son of Bertia Williams and Earl Bell.

Drew Cole
DB, 6-0, 180
Picayune, MS (Picayune Memorial HS)
High School Coach: Dodd Lee

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 60 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior, while also rushing for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Named to the Class 4A All-State First Team ... Named to the All-State second team by the Clarion-Ledger ... Earned Class 4A First Team All-State honors as a junior after collecting 59 tackles, 16 pass breakups and one interception ... Offensively as a junior, had 82 carries for 601 yards and nine scores ... Sophomore season collected 51 tackles and two interceptions ... Ranked No. 63 nationally among cornerbacks by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 128 nationally among cornerbacks by Scout.com ... The No. 25-ranked prospect from Mississippi by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 28, 1989 ... Son of Milton Cole and Amanda Walker ... Brother, Milt, was a senior tight end for LSU in 2007.

Dax Dellenbach
LS, 6-1, 210
Coconut Creek, FL (North Broward HS)
High School Coach: Jeff Dellenbach

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 18 catches for 176 yards at tight end and had 70 tackles, including 36 solo, eight tackles for loss and seven sacks as a defensive end ... Named to the Class 3A-1A All-State Second Team as a tight end by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Second-team All-Broward Country as a defensive lineman by the Miami Herald ... North Broward HS Special Teams Player of the Year ... As a junior, was named North Broward HS Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Three-year starter ... Ranked as the 19th-best long snapper in the nation by Chris Sailer Kicking.
PERSONAL: Born April 13, 1990 ... Son of Mary and Jeff Dellenbach ... Father played in the NFL for 15 seasons with Miami, New England, Green Bay and Philadelphia, helping the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI.

DeRon Furr
QB, 6-3, 217
Columbus, GA (Carver HS)
High School Coach: Dell McGee

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior, passing for 1,567 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and first-team All-State selection by the AJC and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Led team to its first state championship as a senior and semifinals as a junior ... As a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 scores, while adding 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground ... Ranked as the No. 31 athlete nationally by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 32 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com ... The No. 40-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... Son of Brenda and DeRon Furr, Sr.

Raven Gray
DL, 6-5, 263
Enterprise, AL (Enterprise)
High School Coach: Kevin Collins
Junior College: Copiah-Lincoln (Wesson, Miss.)
Junior College Coach: Glen Davis

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Selected All-State and All-Region his freshman season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In 2007, earned NJCAA Pre-Season 1st Team All-America honors ... Rated the No. 3 overall JC prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Signed with Auburn out of high school ... No. 2 overall JC prospect nationally by SuperPrep.
HIGH SCHOOL: Totaled 62 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries and 20 quarterback hurries as a senior ... Caught 12 passes for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns ... Selected to the Class 6A All-State Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior, and honorable mention as a junior ... Registered 71 tackles and 10.5 sacks his junior season and returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown ... As a junior, played in the Alabama High School Athletic Association North-South All-Star Game ... Ranked as the No. 51 overall player in the country and No. 13 in the Southeast (No. 2 DE) by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked 13th nationally among strongside defensive ends and the No. 7 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 6 in the Rivals Preseason Alabama Top 40 ... Rivals.com Rivals250 ... Ranked No. 41 nationally at the defensive end position by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 146 on collegefootballnews.com's CFN Top 150 and No. 16 among defensive ends ... Rated as the No. 22 defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... Rated No. 4 on the Birmingham News Super Senior 2006 ... Ranked 86th on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 list of prospects ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 4, 1986 ... Son of Tracie Myhand.

Cameron Henderson
DL, 6-6, 215
Irondale, AL (Shades Valley HS)
High School Coach: Curtis Coleman

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 90 tackles including 10 sacks as a senior ... Recorded 45 tackles and six sacks as a junior ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Ranked 17th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 9 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... Two sport standout for Shades Valley ... Played defensive end in football and post player in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born June 2, 1990 ... Son of Lisa and Ulysses Henderson.

D'Antoine Hood
DB, 5-9, 185
Phenix City, AL (Central-Phenix HS)
High School Coach: Ron Nelson

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, recorded 42 tackles, two interceptions and broke up four passes ... Averaged 30 yards per kickoff return ... Was selected to play in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game following his senior season ... Rivals.com ranks him the 62nd best cornerback in the nation ... Rated No. 99 cornerback in the nation by Scouts.com.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1989 ... Son of Shirley and Dewayne Hood ... Hood is a cousin of former Auburn and current Arizona Cardinals defensive back Roderick Hood.

Reggie Hunt
RB, 5-10, 185
Daphne, AL (Daphne HS)
High School Coach: Glenn Vickery

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded approximately 1,300 yards of total offense as a senior ... A high ankle sprain suffered early during the season hampered him throughout the year ... Selected for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... Ran 72 times for 1,009 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior for the Trojans ... Ranked 16th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Rivals.com ranks him as the nation's No. 19 all-purpose running back ... Scout.com ranks him as 49th best running back in nation ... Named to Mobile Press Register Elite 18 and the Southeast Super 120.
PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1990 ... Son of Sharlene and Louis Barge.

Marcus Jemison
DB, 6-2, 190
McCalla, AL (McAdory HS)
High School Coach: David Powell

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Class 5A all-state as a senior ... Had seven touchdowns rushing, three passing as a junior ... Also had six interceptions during junior season ... Named to All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar ... Rated the 36th best athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked 37th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 94 safety in the nation by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1989 ... Son of Brinetta and Richard Price.

Jermaine Johnson
OL, 6-6, 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
High School Coach: George Smith
Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy
Prep School Coach: Robert Prunty

PREP SCHOOL: Named the nation's No. 2 prep school recruit by Rivals.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated No. 1 Prep School Offensive Lineman by Rivals.com ... Only played football as a senior, spending his first three years of high school as a basketball standout ... Ranked 94th in the Florida Top 100 by Rivals.com ... Slated as the No. 52 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN.com ... Played with fellow Auburn recruit Wes Byrum in high school.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 14, 1987 ... Son of Twilla Johnson.

Neiko Lipscomb
DB, 6-1, 170
Tucker, GA (Tucker HS)
High School Coach: Franklin Stephens

HIGH SCHOOL: Had 64 tackles including six tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, three interceptions and forced a fumble as a senior ... Named an Under Armour All-America as a senior ... Registered 18 sacks as a junior ... Was honorable mention all-county as a junior ... Rated as 11th best corner back in nation by Scouts.com ... Ranked 53rd best player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... He also runs track.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 11, 1990 ... Son of Glenn Thorpe and Nickie Lipscomb.