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New Mexico State University announces its 2013 football recruiting class

Published On: Feb 06 2013 12:21:46 PM CST
Updated On: Jun 03 2013 06:46:08 PM CDT
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

New Mexico State University has announced its 2013 football recruiting class.

Tre Wilcoxen, DB, 6-1, 190, Inglewood, Calif. (Inglewood HS)

High School: Wilcoxen played safety and running back for four seasons at Inglewood High School.  As a senior, Wilcoxen was first team all-area and first team all-league in the Ocean League.  He had 121 tackles, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his senior season.  He also made four interceptions and broke up 12 passes.  Wilcoxen was named an all-league member in the Citrus Belt League and CalHi sports all-state underclassmen in his junior season in 2011.  He had 79 tackles and caused three fumbles during his junior season and helped his team get to the second round in the league championship bracket.

 

James Ooten, ATH, 6-3, 175, Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill HS)

High School: Ooten played two seasons on varsity for Citrus Hill High School at wide receiver and defensive back.  In his senior season, Ooten was named first team all-league and most improved player.  On the season he caught 30 passes for 700 yards and scored nine touchdowns and helped his team claim the CIF League Championship.  On defense, Ooten intercepted two passes, recovered three fumbles, forced one fumble and scored two defensive touchdowns.  In his junior season, Ooten caught seven passes for 98 and scored one touchdown.

 

 

Greg Clark, WR, 6-0, 172, Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne HS)

High School: Clark attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif., where he played wide receiver for the Gauchos.  In his senior season, Clark helped his team to a 14-1 record with their only loss coming in the state championship game.  On the season, Clark caught 42 passes for 814 yards and five touchdowns.  He had 19.38 yards per reception in his senior season and had 54.3 receiving yards per game.

 

Andre Thompson, LB, 6-2, 205, Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

High School: Thompson played linebacker for the West Mesquite Wranglers. As a senior, Thompson helped his team to an 8-3 overall record and a 6-1 record in league play. He recorded 55 tackles that season, including 7.5 sacks, an interception, a pass break-up, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Thompson was named an all-League selection and all-District pick. During his junior year, Thompson tallied 60 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and a blocked field goal, helping the Wranglers to a 5-6 overall record and a 5-3 league mark.

 

Prentavious Morehead, WR, 6-3, 175, Dallas, Texas (Justin F. Kimball HS)

High School: Morehead played football all four years of high school at Justin F. Kimball at wide receiver and defensive end.  In his senior season, Morehead was named first team all-area and a first team all-district member.  He caught 48 passes for 846 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior and helped his team win their third straight district championship.  In Morehead’s junior season he caught 34 passes for 746 yards and 11 touchdowns and helped the team win a second district championship in two years.

 

Brandon Hines, LB, 6-1, 187, Dallas, Texas (Justin F. Kimball HS)

High School: Hines played linebacker for Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas. He helped his team to four straight district championships. He earned numerous awards including first team all-District, first team all-State and 11-4A most valuable player. He ranked as the No. 58 linebacker in the country. As a senior, Hines recorded 130 tackles, seven sacks, 12 tackles for a loss and two interceptions. During his junior season, Hines tallied 95 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, five sacks and two interceptions.

 

 

Jay Fisher James, DE, 6-2, 270, Apple Valley, Calif. (San Bernardino Valley College/Granite Hills HS)

San Bernardino Valley: James-Eakins played two seasons at San Bernardino Valley College at defensive end. He was named a second team all-conference pick each season. As a sophomore, James-Eakins played in nine games helping his team to a 6-4 record and a third place finish in conference. He recorded 52 tackles and nine sacks on the season. James-Eakins also recorded 10 tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery.

High School: James Eakins played both offensive and defensive line for the Granite High School Cougars. During his senior year, James-Eakins recorded 51 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery. He was named an all-CIF selection.

 

 

Marquette Washington, RB, 5-11, 213, Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser HS)

High School: Washington played at Kaiser High School in Fontana, Calif.  He played running back for the Cats and helped his team win the CIF championship in his senior season.  In his senior season, Washington carried the ball 245 times for 1,850 and scored 19 touchdowns.  He was selected Sunkist MVP in his senior season and was also the CIF offensive MVP.  In his junior season, Washington rushed the ball 175 times for 1,075 yards and 17 touchdowns.

 

 

Thomas Warren, DB, 5-11, 175, Phoenix, Ariz. (Mountain Point HS)

High School: Warren attended Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Ariz., where he participated in both football and track & field.  On the football team, Warren played both running back and defensive back for The Pride.  He also ran the 100m and 400m competitions for the track team.  In his senior season, Warren ran for 1,000 yards, scored 15 touchdowns and recorded 25 tackles as he helped his team to a 12-2 record and a state championship appearance. Warren was named an Arizona top athlete and top running back by Scout.com.

 

 

Dalton Rocha, LB, 5-11, 215 Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure HS)

High School: Rocha was a standout linebacker for St. Bonaventure High School. As a senior, Rocha recorded 75 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks. He was named a first team all-League selection and well as defensive lineman of the year honors. He helped his team to an 11-2 record during his senior season. Rocha also earned first team all-CIF and first team all-State awards. As a junior, Rocha was named a second team all-League pick, after recording 55 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks on the season and helping his team to a 10-3 record.

 

Spence Veli-Faatoalia, OL, 6-2, 295, La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)

High School: Veti-Faatoalia played from La Mirada High School as an offensive lineman.  In his senior season Veli-Faatoalia helped his team earn a league championship as his team finished with a 10-2 record.  He was named first team all-league as a senior and was also named an AIGA Foundation Polynesian All-American.  As a junior, Veli-Faatoalia was named a second team all-league player.

 

 

Jerrion Burton, CB, 5-11, 163, Rialto, Calif. (Eisenhower HS)

High School: Burton started two seasons for Eisenhower High School at both defensive back and wide receiver.  As a senior, Burton was named to the first team all-CBL and invited to the San Bernidino vs. Riverside All Star Game as well as the Arizona vs. California All Star Game.  In his senior season, Burton intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown.  He had 40 tackles and also recovered three fumbles.  As a wide receiver he caught 34 passes for 565 yards and seven touchdowns and helped his team become co-league champions.  In his junior season, Burton led the team with three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.  He also had 70 tackles, one forced fumble and seven pass breakups.

 

 

Thomas McGwire, OT, 6-5, 263, Rancho Cocamamgo, Calif. (Los Osos HS)

High School: McGwire played at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamango, Calif. as an offensive tackle.  He helped his team reach the CIF Southern Section football playoffs in both his junior and senior season.  In his senior season McGwire was selected first team all-league and was selected to the Riverside/San Bernardino All-Star game.

 

 

Rodney Butler, OLB, 6-2, 205, Palm Springs, Calif. (Palm Springs HS)

High School: Butler was a standout linebacker for Palm Springs High School. As a senior, Butler recorded 118 tackles, with eight games tallying double digit stops. He also recorded five sacks, three pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was named all-CIF and was the Desert Sun Defensive Player of the Year. He helped his team to an undefeated regular season. As a junior, Butler had 58 tackles and two fumble recoveries. He recovered one fumble and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown as well. He also ranked second in the league in tackles that season. He was named first team all-League and first team all-District.

 

 

Jaden Wright, CB, 6-0, 175, Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)

High School: Wright played both cornerback and wide receiver at Lewisville High School.  In his three seasons as a starter, Wright intercepted three passes and forced five fumbles.  He caught three touchdowns as a wide receiver and also returned one interception for a touchdown. Wright was an all-Conference selection has a junior and senior.

 

 

Greg Hogan, WR, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas (Summer Creek High School)

High School: Hogan played football at Summer Creek High School in Houston, Texas where he played wide receiver for the Bulldogs.  In his junior season, Hogan caught 34 passes for 581 yards and four touchdowns.  He helped his team get to the state playoffs with a 9-2 record and was a first team all-district selection.  In his senior season, Hogan increased his numbers by catching 59 passes for 1,165 yards and 20 touchdowns.  He averaged 19.7 yards per catch in his senior season and his team improved to 11-1 on the season with their only loss coming in the state playoffs.  Hogan also returned nine kickoffs for 159 yards.  He was selected first team all-district and All-State and was also selected as the Bulldogs’ offensive player of the year.

 

Willie Mobley, DE, 6-2, 270, Eden Prairie, Minn. (Arizona/Orange Coast College/Eden Prairie HS)

 

University of Arizona: Mobley was to contend for top duty inside in 2011 before off-season knee surgery kept him out of action all year. He lettered in 2010 with backup play in 10 games, finishing with seven tackles, including a half-sack and 1.5 for losses.

Orange Coast College: Mobley attended Orange Coast College but did not play in 2009 after transferring from Ohio State, where he redshirted in 2008. He was ranked in the SuperPrep JUCO 100.

High School: Mobley helped lead the Eagle Empire to Class 5A state titles and undefeated seasons as a junior and senior. He was an all-State and finalist for Mr. Football Minnesota after recording 66 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks as a senior. Mobley earned All-Lake Conference nods and garnered PrepNation Midlands Player of Year honors. He was also named an EA Sports and PrepStar All-American. Mobley was ranked in the  Scout, Rivals and SuperPrep Top 250.

 

Kalei Auelua, DE, 6-2, 235, Honolulu, Hawai’i (University of Washington/St. Louis HS)

University of Washington: Auelua redshirted with the Huskers in 2012.

High School: Auelua was named a first-team all-state pick by ESPNHS and by the Honolulu Advertiser as a senior in 2011. He was credited with 70 tackles, 30 takles for a loss, five forced fumble and 22 sacks as a senior and played in the HUB Goodwill Senior Bowl, his state's all-star game, following senior season. Auelua earned second-team all-state from the Honolulu Advertiser as a junior in 2010, helping lead Crusaders to an 11-1 overall record and the Division I state championship as a junior. Auelua tallied 67 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss and 20 sacks as a junior. He won a league title in the discus as a junior in the spring of 2011. Auelua ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Hawai'i and the No. 89 defensive end recruit in the nation by scout.com, he was also listed as the No. 6 recruit in Hawai'i by rivals.com.

 

Winston Rose, CB, 6-0, 165, Inglewood, Calif. (Los Angeles Valley College/St. Genevieve HS)

LA Valley College: Rose played cornerback for two seasons at Los Angeles Valley College.  He was named second team all-conference defensive back in 2011 and first team all-conference in 2012.  In two seasons Hall had three interceptions and returned two for touchdowns.  He also had one fumble recovery.

High School: Rose played wide receiver and defensive back at St. Genevieve High School.  Rose was named to the all-league first team in his senior season.  In his junior season, Rose intercepted two passes and also recorded two sacks and was named to the all-league first team.  As a receiver in his junior season, Hall caught 26 passes for 508 yards and four touchdowns.

Jordan Bergstrom, WR, 5-10, 175, Portland Ore. (Santa Rosa Community College/Clackamas HS)

Santa Rosa CC: Bergstrom played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College as a wide receiver.  In his sophomore season, Bergstrom was named a first team all-NorCal wide receiver.  He caught 44 passes for 764 yards and eight touchdowns in his sophomore season with Santa Rosa.

High School: Bergstrom played football and ran track for Clackamas High School.  He played both wide receiver and defensive back in football.  Bergstrom found plenty success in track as he was the district champion in the 400m race in his final three years in high school.  He also finished second in the state competition in the 400m.  Bergstrom won the district championship in the 200m in his junior season and finished second in the state competition for the 200m.

Source: NMSU Athletics

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