Class of 2006 formally announced

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Wisconsin unveiled its signing day class at a press conference Wednesday afternoon

Isaac Anderson, 5-11, 170, WR, Minneapolis, Minn. (The Blake School)

PrepStar All-American … two-time all-state, all-region, all-area and all-metro selection … 35 receptions for 780 yards as a senior … scored eight TDs as a senior … career totals included 102 receptions for 2,160 yards and 35 TDs, along with 405 rushing yards, five interceptions, five kickoff returns for TD and one punt return TD … lettered in football, basketball and track … all-state track performer who set state record for 100 meters (10.94) in 2005 … two-year track team captain … football coach was Erik Swenson … father, Melvin, was a wide receiver at Minnesota (1983-86) and left school with fourth-most receiving yardage (1,265) in Gopher history before playing for Kansas City and Pittsburgh in the NFL … mother, Lisa, was a four-year (1983-86) member of Minnesota track team … born Nov. 26, 1988 … parents are Melvin and Lisa Anderson.

Niles Brinkley, 5-10, 175, WR, St. Louis, Mo. (Beaumont)

PrepStar all-region selection … among top 70 cornerbacks nationally according to … all-conference selection as a senior after earning all-Metro (St. Louis) acclaim as both a junior and sophomore … missed five games his senior year due to injury … made 15 catches for 210 yards as senior … named team's MVP as sophomore when he registered 52 receptions for 930 yards … lettered four times in football and three times in track … four-year honor roll student … football coach was his brother, Lorenzo Brinkley Jr. … father, Lorenzo Brinkley Sr., played football at Missouri and for the Pittsburgh Steelers … brother, Lorenzo Brinkley Jr., was a linebacker at Nebraska … born Jan. 28, 1987 … parents are Lorenzo and Theresa Brinkley.

Jake Bscherer, 6-7, 285, LT, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (Sturgeon Bay)

Superprep All-American was rated among top 25 players in the Midwest by that publication … rated by Tom Lemming as No. 31 recruit in the country and was named to Lemming's All-America team … USA Today All-American … PrepStar "Dream Team" All-American … Rated among top 25 offensive linemen in the nation according to … No. 6 player in the Midwest according to Detroit Free Press … Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005 … two-time all-state selection … played for West team in 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … did not allow a QB sack during his prep career … also an all-conference defensive end … will earn four letters each in football and track and three in basketball (captained each of those teams) … two-time, first-team all-conference center in basketball … twice placed third in state in discus … football coach was Gary Rabach, whose son, Casey, was an All-America center for the Badgers and now plays in the NFL … honor roll student … born April 26, 1988 … parents are Paul and Robyn Bscherer.

Gabe Carimi, 6-8, 280, RT, Cottage Grove, Wis. (Monona Grove)

Parade All-American … PrepStar All-American … ranked among top 65 players in the Midwest by Superprep … Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal Player of the Year … first-team all-state choice on both sides of the ball in 2005 (offensive and defensive line) … two-time, first-team all-conference offensive tackle … team MVP as a senior … earned four letters in football and track (captained both teams his senior year) … football coach was Mike Stassi … born June 13, 1988 … parents are Sanford and Alayne Gardner-Carimi.

Kirk DeCremer, 6-5, 235, TE, Middleton, Wis. (Verona)

PrepStar All-American … rated among top 105 players in the Midwest by Superprep … first-team all-state defensive end and two-time, first-team all-conference selection … team captain in 2005 … had seven receptions for 270 yards and three TDs as tight end in 2005 … registered 100 tackles, including 14 for loss and 16 QB sacks as well as five blocked kicks as a senior … earned three letters in football, four in basketball and one in track … member of National Honor Society … football coach was Dave Richardson … grandfather, Bjorn Thompson, was a pole vaulter at Wisconsin (1953-56) … late father, James DeCremer, was a Badger basketball player from 1968-71 … born March 28, 1988 … mother is Kristin DeCremer.

Ricky Garner, 6-5, 220, DE/OLB, Pasadena, Calif. (Muir)

PrepStar all-region selection … an all-area (San Gabriel Valley) selection … lettered in football, basketball and track … captain in 2005 when he made 113 tackles, including 13 QB sacks, and forced five fumbles for team that was 9-3 … football coach was Ken Howard … born April 5, 1988 … mother is Lennell Garner.

Xavier Harris, 5-11, 175, WR, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Ft. Lauderdale)

PrepStar All-American … honorable mention all-state selection in 2005 according to Florida Sportswriters Association … two-time, first-team All-Broward County choice … caught 41 passes for 864 yards and seven TDs as a senior (also threw a pair of TD passes) … career numbers show 91 receptions for 1,914 yards and 17 TDs … team MVP as a junior … earned three letters in football and two apiece in basketball and track … member of school's 4 X 100 relay team that finished third in state his junior year … football coach was Charles Haifley … born Sept. 25, 1987 … parents are James and Mary Harris.

Brandon Hoey, 6-5, 290, DT, Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)

PrepStar All-American … ranked among top 50 defensive tackles nationally by … among top 45 players in the Midwest according to Superprep … No. 7 defensive lineman in the Midwest by … first-team all-state, all-region, all-metro and all-conference … Suburban East Conference Defensive MVP in 2005 … registered 96 tackles, including school-record 22 TFLs and 43 QB hurries, as a senior … also added six QB sacks … school record-holder with 35 career TFLs … football and track letterwinner … football coach was Jim Galvin … born Oct. 11, 1987 … parents are Michael and Zola Hoey.

Diondrae Jenkins, 6-2, 192, WR/DB, Racine, Wis. (Park)

PrepStar All-American … two-time, first-team all-state, all-county and all-conference selection … caught 35 passes for 700 yards and 11 TDs as a senior … helped lead team to Division I state title in 2005 (had 41-yard reception in championship game) … career totals were 53 receptions for 1,025 yards and 15 scores … earned three letters each in basketball and track, and two more in football … football coach was Dennis Thompson … born Jan. 14, 1988 … parents are Theresa Love and William Jenkins.

Daven Jones, 6-1, 190, WR, Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)

Listed among top 80 players in the Midwest by Superprep … PrepStar All-American… among top 100 receivers nationally according to … all-state selection was chosen to play in North-South All-Star Game in 2005 … caught 39 passes for 655 yards and 10 TDs as a senior … career receiving totals included 139 receptions for 2,339 yards and 40 TDs … three-time football and four-time track letterwinner … member of two-time state champion 400 relay team (unit was national champion his sophomore year) … football coach was Ted Ginn Sr. … born August 11, 1988 … mother is Loretta Jones.

Lance Kendricks, 6-4, 210, WR, Milwaukee, Wis. (Rufus King)

No. 1 receiver in the Midwest and No. 12 receiver in the nation according to … PrepStar "Dream Team" All-American … listed among top 110 players on "ESPN 150" rankings of country's top recruits … Superprep All-America selection listed No. 14 among nation's wide receivers and No. 12 among all players (tops among receivers) in the Midwest by that publication … No. 19 player in the Midwest according to Detroit Free Press … honorable mention all-state choice in 2005 … two-time all-city selection … team captain as a senior and team MVP as junior and senior … caught 42 passes for 640 yards as a senior and made 102 receptions for 1,905 yards during his career … earned four letters in football and track and another one in basketball … four-time AAU triple jump champion … finished second in state triple jump competition as a junior and was third as a sophomore … football coach was Scott Hawkins … born Jan. 30, 1988 … parents are Leon and Linda Kendricks.

Jamathan Lyle, 5-11, 165, CB, Boulder, Colo. (Boulder)

Superprep All-America choice is listed among top 20 defensive backs in the nation by that publication … PrepStar All-American … among top 50 cornerbacks nationally according to and among top 75 CBs in the country according to … honorable mention all-state choice … first-team all-conference DB and second-team all-conference kick returner … made 33 tackles (including two QB sacks), three interceptions and 17 pass breakups as a senior … on offense, he registered 280 yards in total offense in one game in 2005 … recorded numerous long plays, including a 55-yard run, 86-yard kickoff return and a 59-yard reception … team captain as junior and senior … football and track letterwinner … football coach was Robert Carskie … earned Boulder's "Ignite Your Potential" Student Academic Achievement Award three times (2002-04) … cousin, David Bowens, played football at Michigan and Western Illinois and currently is with the Miami Dolphins … uncle, Ron Lyle, was a professional boxer who fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title in 1975 … born Jan. 26, 1988 … parents are Brenda and Kenneth Lyle.

John Moffitt, 6-4 1/2, 295, OL/DL, Guilford, Conn. (West Haven Notre Dame)

PrepStar All-American … Hartford Courant first-team all-state selection (offensive lineman) as a senior … two-time all-conference choice … played offensive and defensive line … football team captain as a senior … made 65 tackles and registered seven QB sacks in 2005 … lettered in football, track and weightlifting … won state high school weightlifting competition … football coach was John DeCaprio … father, Dave, and uncle, Steven, both played college basketball at New Haven from 1973-76 … uncle, Jim, played football at Temple … born Oct. 28, 1986 … parents are Dave and Kathy Moffitt.

Maurice Moore, 5-11, 165, QB, Fort Worth, Texas (Everman)

Earned district and team MVP honors as team captain his senior year … PrepStar All-American … rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 TDs and passed for 855 yards and 10 TDs as a senior … career totals include 1,624 rushing yards and 18 TDs, along with 1,224 passing yards and 14 TDs … lettered in football and track … football coach was Dale Keeling … brother, Robert Moore, was a running back at East Central University … born Nov. 12, 1987 … parents are Robert and Angela Moore.

Bill Nagy, 6-4, 305, G, Hudson, Ohio (Hudson)

PrepStar all-region choice … rated among top 40 players in the Midwest by Superprep … among top 55 offensive linemen nationally according to … two-time all-state selection … Cleveland Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 … named to Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal all-star teams in 2005 … three-time all-conference choice … earned team Captain's Award and was team MVP as a senior … named to conference's all-academic team as a senior … earned three football letters, as well as two in baseball and one in basketball … football coach was Tom Narducci … cousin, Amy Doman, played volleyball at Wyoming, while another cousin, Krissy Zatroch, played basketball at Kenyon College … born Oct. 26, 1987 … parents are Bill and Judy Nagy.

Josh Nettles, 5-10, 170, WR/CB/TB, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. (Walton)

Only the second player in his school's history to earn back-to-back first-team all-state acclaim … Class 2A finalist for Florida's 2005 "Mr. Football" Award … PrepStar all-region selection … two-time team MVP and offensive player of the year … captained team as junior and senior … rushed 205 times for 1,463 yards and 20 TDs as a senior … made 89 tackles and added two interceptions in 2005 … career rushing totals included 510 carries, 3,674 yards and 46 TDs … also made 34 receptions for 579 yards and four scores … tallied 324 points during career … 17 career 100-yard rushing games … earned letters in football, basketball and track … football coach was Frank Sorrells … born April 19, 1988 … parents are Sam and Faye Nettles.

Kim Royston, 5-11, 185, CB, Minneapolis, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)

Ranked among top 45 players in the Midwest by Superprep … PrepStar all-region choice … rated among top 45 cornerbacks in the nation by No. 3 player in Minnesota according to … first-team all-state selection and three-time all-conference choice … played defensive back and wide receiver … registered 41 receptions, 420 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 71 tackles and four interceptions as a senior … made 60 tackles and picked off three passes in his first year as a DB (2004) … football, basketball and track letterwinner … state qualifier in the 100 meters for track squad … football coach was Mike Scanlon … father, Chris, played football at North Dakota State … born June 23, 1987 … parents are Chris and Ladonna Royston.

Culmer St. Jean, 6-1, 215, DB, Naples, Fla. (Lely)

Third-team Class A all-state selection by Florida Sports Writers Association and all-area choice of the Naples Daily News … PrepStar all-region choice … football team MVP in 2005 … threw for 909 yards and eight TDs and rushed for 209 yards and seven scores as a senior … also registered eight interceptions along with 30 tackles … four-time letterwinner in football, track and basketball … an all-area basketball player and all-area track performer … football coach was Chris Metzger … cousin, Steve Octavien, played football at Nebraska … born Sept. 9, 1987 … parents are Dirogene and Ydora St. Jean.

Lance Smith, 5-10, 197, TB, Warren, Ohio (Howland)

Among top 100 players on "ESPN 150" list of the nation's top recruits … PrepStar "Dream Team" All-American … rated among top 45 running backs in the nation according to … ranked among top 40 players in the Midwest by Superprep … earned all-county, all-district and all-conference mention … two-time team MVP and captain … rushed for 1,850 yards and 20 TDs, and accumulated more than 2,500 all-purpose yards, as a senior … rushed for 1,755 yards and 18 TDs as a junior … earned three letters in football and one in basketball … football coach was Dick Angle … born Dec. 10, 1987 … parents are Audreana Smith and Andre Williams.

Brad Thorson, 6-4, 285, C, Mequon, Wis. (Homestead)

PrepStar all-region choice … first-team all-state and first-team all-conference … earned team's "Best Blocker Award" after playing every position on the offensive line in 2005 … blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher each year of prep career … captained team to 12-1 record his senior year … lettered in football, wrestling and track … football coach was Dave Keel … four-time Homestead Merit Award recipient and a high honor roll student all through high school … born Oct. 30, 1987 … parents are Brian and Jamie Thorson.

Scott Tolzien, 6-3, 190, QB, Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Fremd)

Ranked among top 70 quarterbacks in the nation according to … PrepStar all-region choice … 2005 all-state and academic all-state selection … two-time all-conference and two-time academic all-conference choice … ranked among top four QBs in Chicago area by Tom Lemming … two-time team MVP as well as conference offensive player of the year in 2005 … two-time Chicago Sun-Times "Top 100" selection … team captain as a senior … set 15 school passing records … completed 116-of-179 (.656) passes for 2,247 yards and 24 TDs, as well as rushing for seven TDs, in 2005 … threw for 4,145 yards and 40 TDs during his career … lettered two years each in football, basketball and track, along with one year in baseball … National Honor Society … ranked 15th academically in class of 726 students … football coach was Mike Donatucci … brother, Michael, plays football at Air Force … uncle, Mike Korf, played football at Tulane (1971-76) … born Sept. 4, 1987 … parents are Mike and Ginny Tolzien.

Mickey Turner, 6-4, 240, TE, Camdenton, Mo. (Camdenton)

PrepStar all-region choice … first-team all-state, all-district and all-conference as a junior and senior … played both tight end and defensive end … made 35 catches for 492 yards and five TDs, in addition to 61 tackles, 10 QB sacks, eight TFLs, nine pass breakups and six forced fumbles as a senior … team captain as a senior … career totals included 73 receptions for 933 yards, 10 TDs and 27 QB sacks … lettered in football, basketball and track as a prep … made National Honor Society … football coach was Bob Shore … father, John, was a defensive end at Arkansas (1971-73) … brother, McCabe, played linebacker at Central Missouri State (1993-95) … brother, Tate, was a fullback at Arkansas (1994) and Central Missouri State (1995-98) … born Nov. 17, 1987 … parents are John and Marianne Turner.

Jay Valai, 5-9, 195, CB, Euless, Texas (Colleyville Heritage)

PrepStar All-American … 2005 first-team All-District 5-5A selection and district special teams player of the year … named team's co-defensive MVP and its special teams MVP in 2005 … team captain as a senior … registered 68 tackles, three interceptions and two QB sacks in 2005 … lettered in football, basketball and track … football coach was Chris Cunningham … born Sept. 17, 1987 … parents are Octavius and Henrietta Valai.

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