Phoenix Staff Reports
Wess Bowman – DE – 6-4, 230 – Tulsa (Memorial HS)
Wess was coached by Tony Daniels. He was a member of the Cascia Hall team that won the state championship freshman year. He was also a member of a state runner-up team junior year, and he won the academic athlete award for highest grade-point average. Wess is the son of Jerry and Tammy Bowman.
Jordan Cunningham – RB/LB – 5-10, 178 – Claremore (Claremore HS)
Jordan was a three-year starter and was coached by Rob Gilbreth at Claremore High School. He was named all-state and First-Team All-Tulsa World as a linebacker senior year. He was also the 2012 District 5A-4 Defensive Player of the Year, and he ended his career with 486 tackles. He is the son of Bill Cunningham.
Kenneth Davis – LB – 5-10, 231 – Spencer (Star Spencer HS)
Kenneth Davis was a four-year starter at Star Spencer High School under the direction of James Hardening. He was a member of the state championship team freshman year. He was the team’s defensive MVP sophomore and junior years, and he was named VYPE Magazine top 100 senior year. He was also named all-district and all-state honorable mention senior year. He is the son of Kenneth and Robin Davis.
Michael Davis – LB – 5-10, 200 – Troup, Texas (Troup HS)
Michael was an all-state performer as both a linebacker and fullback senior year. He was coached by Dennis Alexander, and he is the son of Patrick and Sandra Davis. Michael is the brother of former Northeastern State running back and current NSU running back coach Chris Davis.
Raquan Dobbs – WR – 6-2, 180 – Carrollton, Texas (Creekview HS)
Raquan played for Jay Cline at Creekview High School. He was named All-District 10-4A as a safety sophomore year. During his senior year, Raquan caught 17 passes for 330 yards and one score. He was also a Texas regional qualifier in the 4x100 sprint relay, and he has also competed in the 200-meter dash. He is the son of Latonia Dobbs.
Demetrius Gildon – OL – 6-4, 260 – Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
Demetrius played for Bob Wager at Martin High School. Gildon picked up All-District 3-5A honors senior year, as he helped the team make the Texas state playoffs. He graded out 90 percent or higher in every game and led the offensive line in knockdowns. Demetrius is the son of Dennis and Tammie Gildon.
Tre Locust – OLB/DE – 6-4, 225 – Vian (Vian HS)
Tre was a member of Vian High School led by former NSU letterman Brandon Tyler. He was a 2012 All-District Receiver of the Year. He finished with 21 receptions for 678 yards and nine touchdowns. He also recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions as an outside linebacker. He was a member of the Class 2A team that finished runner up at state in 2012. He is the son of Les Locust and Jenny Harris.
Christopher Maloney – TE/WR – 6-2, 210 – Houston, Texas (Waltrip HS)
Christopher played for Milton Dailey and NSU letterman Brandon Salinas at Waltrip High School. He was named First-Team All-District 21-4A in both his junior and senior seasons. He caught 52 passes for 1,207 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. He is the son of Jeane Maloney.
Blake Maxey – OL – 6-4, 320 – Keys, Okla. (Keys HS)
Blake was a four-year letterwinner under the guidance of Gary Willis at Keys High School. He was a two-time all-district performer, playing the offensive guard position. Blake was also a four-year letterwinner in powerlifting.
Mason McMillan – RB – 5-10, 190 – Tahlequah(Tahlequah HS)
Mason was coached by Brad Gilbert at Tahlequah High School. He was the 2012 All-District Running Back of the Year, and he holds the THS record for rushing yards in a season (1,260). Mason was a four-time state track qualifier, a four-time conference track champion and a three-time regional track champion. He is the son of Josh McMillan and Kelly Brown. Father played at Northeastern State.
Jacob Meador – OL – 6-4, 305 – Little Elm, Texas (Little Elm HS)
Jacob was a two-year starter as a tackle at Little Elm High School. He was named First-Team All-District 4-4A, and he was also the district Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior along with teammate Mark Skotnicki. He also competes in powerlifting and track, and he was coached by Donald Stowers. Jacob is the son of Danny and Missy Meador.
Derrick Moore – RB – 5-9, 200 – Wetumka (Wetumka HS)
Derrick was coached by Waymon Potts at Wetumka High School. He was a three-time all-district performer and earned all-state accolades senior year by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Derrick was also a two-time all-state performer in powerlifting. He is the son of Maurice and Angie Sleet.
J.J. Ozturk – K/P – 5-8, 160 – Park Hill (Keys HS)
J.J. was a three-year letterwinner under the direction of Gary Willis at Keys High School. He was named the District 3A-7 Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior. He was named all-district as a place kicker. He was also a letterwinner in soccer, track, powerlifting, and golf. Academic honors include being named the Rotary Club Student of the Month, Wendy’s High School Heisman, and class valedictorian. Father, Ahmet, is a professor at Northeastern State.
Aaron Patterson – OL – 6-2, 290 – Stillwater. (Stillwater HS)
Aaron was a three-year starter under the guidance of Tucker Barnard at Stillwater High School. He was named First-Team All-District 6A-1 senior year. He is the son of Susan Patterson, who is a Northeastern State grad.
T.J. Ponds, Jr. – LB – 6-0, 230 – Wagoner(Wagoner HS)
T.J. was a two-year starter at both linebacker and fullback for Coach Dale Condict. He recorded 94 tackles (19 for loss), 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior. He also tallied more than 300 tackles throughout his career. He was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team as a linebacker, and he was also named 4A First-Team All-VYPE. He was an honorable mention all-state performer by the Tulsa World, and was also named the District 4A-3 Defensive Player of the Year. He is the son of Tony and Tammy Ponds.
Beau Proctor – OLB – 5-10, 205 – Norman (Norman North HS)
Beau was a three-year starter at Norman North High School. He was team captain his junior and senior years. He was also a member of the state qualifying team senior year under the direction of Wade Standley. He had 94 tackles and three interceptions in his senior year, and he finished with 287 career tackles. He was named a 6A All Star by the Oklahoma Coaches Association senior year, and he was also a 6A-3 All-District as a linebacker. He was selected to the First-Team Big All-City Team by The Daily Oklahoma. He is the son of Scooter and Karen Proctor. He is also the grandson of former University of Oklahoma defensive back coach Bobby Proctor.
Dakota Ritchie – OL/DE – 6-3, 240 – Foyil (Foyil HS)
Dakota was a three-year letter winner from Foyil, Okla. He was named the District 7-A Offensive Lineman of the Year as a sophomore. He was also named the Defensive Lineman of the Year junior year and Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. Dakota also participates in basketball and track. Dakota was coached by Wade Couch, and he is the son of Billy and Dreama Williams. He plans to major in health and human performance at Northeastern State.
Austin Roberts – WR – 5-11, 194 – Ozark, Mo. (Ozark HS)
Austin was coached by Mark Bliss at Ozark High School. He recorded 1,836 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. He was named all-conference, all-district and all-area. He was also named all-state by both the Associated Press and the Missouri Football Coaches. He is the son of India Roberts.
Roper Selby – OL – 6-4, 290 – Henryetta (Midway HS)
Roper was a two-year starter at Midway High School. He was coached by Steven Corn, and he also plays basketball, baseball and track. He is the son of Jeff Selby and Dusti Stotter (who also attended Northeastern State).
Tanner Sheets – OL/DE – 6-4, 265 – Tahlequah (Sequoyah HS)
Tanner lettered all four years at Sequoyah High School. He was a two-time all-district center, and he was also named the 2012 District Lineman of the Year. Tanner was coached by Brent Scott. He also competed in powerlifting and wrestling.
Mark Skotnicki – DL – 6-0, 300 – Little Elm, Texas (Little Elm HS)
Mark played for Donald Stowers at Little Elm High School. He played on both sides of the ball during his career, and he was named All-District 4-4A both junior and senior years. He was also named District Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year along with teammate Jacob Meador. He competes in both powerlifting and baseball. Mark is the son of Mark and Armidia Skotnicki.
Carson Smallwood – RB/LB – 6-0, 190 – Pryor (Pryor HS)
Carson was a three-year starter under the direction of Jason Freeman at Pryor High School. He set the record for most tackles in a game as a sophomore (25). He also set the record for tackles in a season with 149 junior year. He holds the Pryor High School record for rushing yards in a game (382) and season (1,563), and he also holds the school record for touchdowns in a game (6) and season (28). He was named to the 2012 All-VYPE Magazine Second Team and was honored as the 2012 District 5A-4 Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He is the son of Charles Smallwood.
Buck Spurger – OL – 6-6, 340 – Comanche, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)
Buck is enrolled at Northeastern State this semester after transferring from Trinity Valley Community College. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. He was a two-year starter for Brad Smiley at TVCC. He was named First Team All-District 4-2A and All-Big Country as a senior at Comanche High School in Comanche, Texas. Buck is the son of Lyle Spurger.
Jared Taylor – RB – 6-0, 201 – Fort Worth, Texas (Fort Worth Christian School)
Jared was a three-year starter at Fort Worth Christian, playing for Scott Smiley. He rushed for 1,823 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior. He rushed for 820 yards and 11 TDs in only six games his senior year. He also earned district MVP honors in track as a junior, competing in the 100-meter dash and the sprint relays. He is the son of Donna Taylor.
Reuben Washington – DL – 6-1, 285 – Houston, Texas (Waltrip HS)
Reuben was coached by Milton Dailey and former NSU letterman Brandon Salinas at Waltrip HS. He was a three-year starter and three-time First Team All-District 21-4A performer. He led the team in sacks and tackles for loss his junior and senior years, and he also recorded a 46-yard fumble return for touchdown his senior year. He is the son of Paul and Sandra Washington.
Jay Werner – TE – 6-2, 225 – Poteau (Poteau HS)
Jay played in 46 straight games on the varsity squad at Poteau High School. He holds the school record for catches in a single season at Broken Bow HS. He was named an all-state tight end senior year by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. He was also named the 2012 District 4A-4 Special Teams Player of the Year. He was coached by his father, Greg, and he is also the son of Barb Werner.
Brian West – TE/DE – 6-2, 240 – Muldrow (Muldrow HS)
Brian was coached by Robert Johnson at Muldrow High School. He was an all-district defensive end and a two-year captain. He is the son of Stanley West and Becky Wann.
Adam Williams – OL – 6-3, 270 – Melissa, Texas (Melissa HS)
Adam helped win the Texas Class 2A-1 State Championship junior year. He was named First-Team All-District 7-2A both junior and senior years, and he was also named to the All-Texomaland Football Team junior year. He competes in track and powerlifting and was captain of the football team senior year. He is the son of Larry and Becky Williams.
Chavez Wyatt – RB – 5-8, 180 – Oklahoma City, Okla. (Douglass HS)
Chavez was a two-year starter at Douglass High School under the direction of Willis Alexander. He finished his career with 2,108 rushing yards (10.1 average) and 15 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,211 yards and 10 TDs as a senior. He was named the 4A-2 District Offensive Back of the Year, the All-City Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the Max Preps Frederick A. Douglass High School Offensive Player of the Year, and he was also selected to the Little All-City Team by The Daily Oklahoman. He is the son of Charles and Sharon Wyatt.