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2002 Football Signing Class

February 6, 2002 · MT Media Relations

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Prev. School
Jonathan Bonner LB 6-0 215 Fr. Birmingham, AL/Huffman HS
- Birmingham News Super All-State Team Member
Dennis Burke LB 6-2 215 Fr. Marietta, GA/Sprayberry HS
- Chose MT over UAB, Marshall & Georgia Southern
Paul Cantrell OL 6-4 316 Fr. Canton, GA/Sequoyah HS
- Honorable Mention All-State
Kevin Copeland DB 5-9 185 Fr. Warm Springs, GA/Manchester HS
- Chose MT over East Carolina and Memphis
Kevin Davis RB 5-10 216 Fr. Pine Mountain, GA/Manchester HS
- Rushed for 2,070 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2001
Kenny Edwards LB 6-0 225 Jr. Madison, FL/Georgia Military JC
- Led team in tackles as a freshman, 2nd as sophomore
Germayle Franklin OL 6-5 295 Fr. Waycross, GA/Ware Co. HS
- A three-time All-State selection
Marcus Gates DL/OL 6-4 265 Fr. LaGrange, GA/LaGrange HS
- Owns school record of 370-pound bench press
Kelvin German RB 5-11 190 Fr. Fairburn, GA/Sandy Creek HS
- Nation's No. 24 rated tailback by Rivals100.com
Eugene Gross DB 5-11 195 Fr. Statesboro, GA/Statesboro HS
- Quarterbacked Statesboro to a state title & 15-0 record
Josh Harris QB 6-3 180 Fr. Santuck, SC/Union HS
- No. 32 rated dual-threat quarterback by Rivals100.com
John Henry OL 6-6 305 Fr. Nashville, TN/Hillsboro HS
- No. 1 Recruit in Tennessee; Chose MT over UT, Miami, FL, Florida, Notre Dame
Tyrone Hicks DB 5-10 175 Fr. Huntsville, AL/Lee HS
- Set Alabama state record with 12 interceptions in 2001
Pierre Ingram WR 6-4 200 Fr. Stockbridge, GA/Stockbridge HS
- Was third in state high jump (6-8) ... 32 receptions
Dominic Jones DE 6-4 275 Jr. Coffeeville, MS/NW Miss. JC
- Chose MT over Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Memphis
Vernon Jones ATH 6-4 205 DeFuniak Springs, FL/Baker HS
- Chose MT over Florida, Florida State, Georgia
Jeff Littlejohn DL 6-3 342 So. Gaffney, SC/Gaffney HS
- Rated No. 6 defensive lineman in the nation by ESPN
Clint Marks QB 6-2 180 Fr. Fort Myers, FL/Estero HS
- Owns every passing record at Estero High School
Will Martin DB 6-1 200 Jr. Clarksville, TN/Coffeyville CC
- A QB in JC ... Threw for 1,052 yards, rushed for 500
Nick McAfee FB 5-11 222 So. Marietta, GA/Marietta HS
- Originally signed with MT in 2000
Brent Moore LB 6-3 210 Fr. Dalton, GA/NW Whitfield HS
- Chose MT over South Carolina and Louisville
Charlie Myles LB 6-1 240 Jr. Pascagoula, MS/Gulf Coast CC
- Had 97 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 2 INTs in two years
Bobby Payne DE 6-5 262 Fr. Morrilton, AR/Morrilton HS
- Rated the No. 30 player at his position by Rivals100
Aaron Pitts DB 6-0 175 Jr. Silver Creek, MS/Copiah-Lincoln JC
- Had 12 interceptions in two years
Justin Rainey ATH 6-1 185 Fr. Rock Hill, SC/Northwestern HS
- A three-time all-region and all-area pick
Devarick Scandrett DE 6-4 240 Fr. Forsyth, GA/Mary Persons HS
- Area Defensive Lineman of the Year
Chris Sapp DL/OL 6-5 240 Fr. Albany, GA/Dougherty HS
- Chose MT over Louisville, Alabama, Southern Miss
Tony Sutton DB 6-0 193 Jr. Troup, TX/Tyler (TX) JC
- Runs a 4.4 40
Doug Waller DL/OL 6-4 290 Jr. DeFuniak Springs, FL/SW Miss.
- Chose MT over Mississippi State, Memphis, Troy State
Sean Waller WR 5-10 160 Fr. Madison, TN/Hunters Lane HS
- Chose MT over Ole Miss and Memphis
Michael Watkins WR 6-2 175 Fr. College Park, GA/Banneker HS
- A Super Prep All-American
Niko Whiteside ATH 5-11 193 Fr. Gadsden, AL/Gadsden HS
- The All-Stater chose MT over Aurburn, UAB, Miss. St.
Sam Williams ATH 6-2 180 Fr. Spartanburg, SC/Greenwood HS
- No. 10 rated dual threat QB in nation by Rivals100

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