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Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2004 2:06 pm | Updated: 5:53 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

The following is a list of 22 student-athletes who signed national letters of intent to play football at Arizona State University:

2004 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SIGNEES

Rudy Carpenter QB Fr. 6-3 190 Westlake, Calif. (Westlake HS)

The Los Angeles Daily News Offensive Player of the Year ... a pre- and postseason All-American selection by Prepstar Magazine ... listed as the No. 67 player in California by SuperPrep Magazine ... listed as the No. 36 player in California and a preseason All-American by SuperPrep Magazine ... rated as the No. 20 quarterback in the nation by rivals.com ... played in the Cali-Florida High School All-Star game ... statistics as a senior included 2,705 passing yards (163 completions on 262 attempts) and 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions ... also rushed for 626 yards and seven scores ... led Westlake to a Division IV Championship and 14-0 season ... as a junior was all-state, all-league, all-county, all-C.I.F. and league Most Valuable Player... completed 295 passes on 408 pass attempts for 3,200 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior ... also had 800 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns ... also was the Most Valuable Player for Newbury Park's baseball and basketball teams as well ... played at Newbury Park High School prior to his senior season ... coached by Jim Benkert (same as current Sun Devil Josh Golden).

Quency Darley DL Jr. 6-2 270 Alcolu, South Carolina (Kilgore CC)

Rated as the No. 19 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... earned postseason honorable mention all-conference in 2003 ... earned preseason honorable mention all-American honors in 2003 ... had 45 tackles and seven quarterback sacks in 2002 as a freshman at Kilgore College ... in 2003, collected 58 tackles, six sacks and 19 tackles for loss ... coached there by Timmy Rieves ... rated as the No. 1 defensive lineman in South Carolina ... originally from Alcolu, South Carolina ... played in the Shrine Bowl, an all-star game between South Carolina and North Carolina ... career statistics in high school included 323 tackles, 71 tackles for loss and 39 quarterback sacks in three years as a starter ... made first-team all-area by The Sumter Daily Item as a junior and senior ... made first-team all-statewide defensive linemen for two seasons by the High School Sports Report ... made first-team all-Pee Dee Area as a defensive lineman by WBTW, Channel 13 ... made first-team all-region three times ... selected as one of the Top 150 player in the country by ESPN.com ... stats included 72 tackles and 16 quarterback sacks as a senior at defensive end ... had 156 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior at tackle ... tallied 95 tackles and five sacks as a sophomore at tackle ... initially signed out of high school with Appalachian State ... played at Kilgore College in Texas ... coached by Barry Avant and Robbie Briggs in high school.

Myrio Davis S Fr. 6-1 190 Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton HS)

A member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" ... listed as the No. 6 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine ... won the Tyrone Byrd Award, presented annually to the state's Best Defensive Back, given by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... named first-team all-defense by that same publication ... listed as the No. 34 defensive back in the nation, the No. 44 player on the West Coast and the No. 3 player in the state of Arizona ... listed as an all-region player in the postseason by PrepStar Magazine ... considered the No. 3 recruit in the state of Arizona ... ranked No. 29 in the nation as a wide receiver ... selected first-team defense All-State in 5A by The East Valley Tribune ... racked up 71 tackles ... played wide receiver for the first four games of the season ... helped lead Hamilton High to the 5A state championship in Sun Devil Stadium in 2003 ... made the tackle in the third overtime to help Hamilton High win the state championship in one of the most thrilling games ever ... also caused two fumbles and had one fumble recovery in the title game ... joins teammate Adam Vincent in signing with ASU ... three-year starter for the varsity ... was all-state and all-region as a junior ... caught 38 passes for 667 yards (17.6 yards per catch average) and six touchdowns ... as a sophomore was all-region at safety, playing only five games ... as a freshman played running back and ran for 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns ... team was 9-0-1 that year ... runs a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash ... bench presses 300 pounds ... has a vertical leap of 38 inches ... coached by John Wrenn, same high school that produced Terrell Suggs.

Wes Evans DL Fr. 6-3 250 Reno, Nev. (Reno HS)

Attended same high school as current Sun Devil safety Josh Barrett, a member of last year's ASU recruiting class ... was the all-league defensive end in 2002 and the all-league tight end in 2003 ... was all-league at defensive end in 2003 as well ... earned all-region at tight end in 2003 and was all-state at tight end in 2003 ... captained the squad in 2003 and was a co-captain in 2002 ... turned in 45 consecutive starts in high school (started 15 games both ways) ... Reno High won the state championship in 2003 ... was the freshman football player of the year at Reno High ... also was the junior varsity football player of the year ... a member of the National Honor Society ... a Silver State Achiever ... a Junior Achievement member ... "All of their facilities are top notch and I really liked their whole coaching staff. And I really liked the area down there." ... coached by Dan Avansino.

Angelo Fobbs-Valentino DB Fr. 6-1 185 San Mateo, Calif. (Junipero Serra HS)

Listed as the No. 85 player in California by SuperPrep Magazine ... named first-team all-league as a running back and as a defensive back ... was the league Most Valuable Player as well as the Serra High Most Valuable Player ... selected as second-team all-state at running back ... was the league champion in the 200-meters and the 400-meters ... two-way star who ran for 920 yards on 76 carries as a running back and scored 15 touchdowns ... also starred on defense and as a kick and punt returner ... tallied 472 yards on kickoff returns with two touchdowns ... state qualifier in the 200, 400 and 4x400-meter relay ... already academically qualified ... "I'm always in the game. I always know what's going on. I like hitting people. I like the atmosphere at ASU. It's a nice place and I got along very well with everyone" ... runs a 4.5 40-meter ... lettered three times in football, four times in track and field and once in basketball ... coached at Serra High by Patrick Walsh whose brother, Nick Walsh, is on the ASU baseball team.

Max Hall QB Fr. 6-1 180 Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS)

Rated as the No 25 quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep in the preseason ... rated as the No. 4 player in Arizona in the preseason and a Preseason All-American by SuperPrep ... rated as the No. 27 quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... an all-region selection by PrepStar Magazine ... listed as the No. 26 quarterback in the nation and the No. 6 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com ... a member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" ... was the all-Arizona quarterback by The Arizona Republic ... named the state Offensive Player of the Year in 5A by The East Valley Tribune ... East Valley Tribune Region Player of the Year ... was first-team offense by The East Valley Tribune as well ... was the first-team all-state quarterback by the Arizona Coaches Association ... named the state of Arizona 5A Player of the Year in 2002 as a junior ... was the Mesa City Player of the Year by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... made first-team all-offense at quarterback by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... was a finalist for the Ed Doherty Award, presented annually to the state's top player, both as a junior and senior ... only lost one game in 28 starts at quarterback in two years ... led his team to the state title game at Sun Devil Stadium as a senior ... completed 131 of 203 passes for 2,405 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior ... those numbers helped him break several Toro career passing records in only two years ... also rushed for 344 yards on 54 carries and four more touchdowns ... is the school leader in touchdown passes (61), passing yards (4,789), average passing yards per game (171.0) and attempts (445) ... career rushing totals are 453 yards with eight touchdowns ... amassed 5,257 career all-purpose yards (a school record) ... passed for 2,384 yards and 26 touchdowns in leading Mountain View to the state championship in Sun Devil Stadium and a 14-0 record as a junior ... was Most Valuable Player of the game as a junior ... also rushed for 109 yards (43 carries) and four more touchdowns ... as a junior made second-team all-state quarterback by The Arizona Republic and was the East Valley Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year and Region Offensive Player of the Year ... was first-team East Valley Tribune Regional quarterback ... was the Mountain View High MVP ... in the two title games, he combined for 32 of 45 (.711) for 461 yards and four touchdowns ... nephew of former Sun Devil great Danny White and grandson of former ASU star Wilford White, both ASU Hall of Famers ... starting guard on the top-ranked basketball team ... twice lettered in football and in basketball ... has never missed being on the Dean's List ... coached by Tom Joseph who also coached current Sun Devil Kellen Mills.

DeWayne Hollyfield DL Jr. 6-4 275 Los Angeles, Calif. (Harbor CC)

Preseason all-America selection by Street & Smith's Magazine ... College Football News Top 16 defensive end ... made all-state team in 2002 .... was a unanimous all-conference and all-region pick in the preseason at Harbor CC ... earned all-region at Harbor Junior College ... collected 75 tackles in two seasons at Harbor ... also added 11 quarterback sacks and 11 tackles for loss during that two-year span ... in one game last year he registered 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, four hurries and two pass breakups ..."His best time is ahead of him," says Harbor Head Coach Steve Schmitz, who was a graduate assistant coach for Frank Kush at ASU ... "He's still raw and doing things on athletic ability. This year he got stronger and started throwing people around." ... attended West Torrance High School ... coached there by Greg Holt ... three-year varsity letterman in football ... selected first-team all-Bay League as a junior and senior ... also played varsity basketball as a junior and senior ... during his senior year was rated as a Top 10 Big Man in the South Bay.

Michael Jones WR Fr. 6-3 190 Sugar Land, Tex. (Fort Bend Austin HS)

Versatile athlete who quarterbacked his team last year, throwing for 1,997 yards and 17 touchdowns ... also rushed for 684 yards and five more touchdowns ... will be the starting quarterback for the Texas High School all-star game this summer ... also listed as the No. 36 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 95 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 88 player in the state of Texas by SuperPrep ... a member of The Houston Chronicle's Top 100 list ... runs the 40 in 4.45 seconds and sports a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump ... plans to enroll at ASU this summer and participate in the summer bridge program ... also started on the baseball team as a centerfielder ... may go out for baseball at ASU ... coached at Austin High by Tom Stuart.

Nate Kimbrough WR Fr. 6-1 175 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (Santa Fe HS)

A member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" ... named Most Valuable Player at the invitation-only Beyond 2000 Camp last summer ... listed as the No. 52 player in the state of California by SuperPrep Magazine ... rated as a "Super Prospect" by ESPN.com following his junior campaign ... Rated as the No. 57 prospect in TheInsiders.com Pac-10 Region Top 100 in the preseason ... rated as the No. 34 player in California and a Preseason All-American by SuperPrep ... rated an All-American selection in the postseason by PrepStar Magazine ... also rated as the No. 28 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 41 player in the West and the No. 32 player in the state of California by Rivals.com ... named first-team all-C.I.F. Southern Section in Division VII at wideout ... his 12 career interceptions are a school record ... his career receiving numbers are 100 catches for 1,791 yards and an average of 17.9 yards per catch ... selected Most Valuable Player of the Del Rio league as a senior ... was the league's all-purpose Player of the year by The Whittier Daily News ... made the all-region team by The Los Angeles Times ... senior stats included 11-2 record, 58 receptions, 1,019 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interception returns for scores ... collected 43 receptions for 772 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior ... also returned 15 kickoffs for 488 yards and returned 12 punts ... also collected eight interceptions ... earned first-team all-C.I.F. honors at both wide receiver and cornerback as a junior ... also was all-area at defensive back and all-Del Rio League first-team on offense and defense as a junior ... as a sophomore was first-team all-city at defensive back and the league's track champion in the 400-meters ... ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the Nike Camp, a personal best ... chose ASU for the academic support, the family atmosphere and the facilities ... coached by Jack Mahlstede at Santa Fe High School ... Jack's son, and former ASU defensive back Jeff Mahlstede, is the secondary coach at Santa Fe High ... on choosing ASU, "I like their facilities and they have great counselors and really help out with their players. It seems like a great atmosphere and there's a lot of togetherness on the team."

Jonathan Lehmann OL Fr. 6-4 267 Giddings, Tex. (Giddings HS)

High school tight end/defensive end who will switch to offensive line at ASU ... listed as being in the Top Five tight ends in the state of Texas by The Austin American Statesman ... named first-team all-District as a senior at both defensive tackle and tight end ... won Giddings' Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award as a senior ... named team captain as a senior ... was academic all-state as a senior ... named first-team all-District at defensive end as a junior ... won the Fighting Heart Award as a junior and senior ... was the District Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... has a 3.9 grade-point average and is 24th in his graduating class ... member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club ... a member of the Leo Club Board of Director's ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... coached at Giddings by Derek Fitzhenry ... "He's definitely a steal," says Fitzhenry.

Maurice London FS Jr. 6-0 185 Atlanta, Ga. (Grossmont CC)

Rated as the No. 70 junior college recruit in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... enrolled at ASU in January, 2004 in time for Spring football drills ... earned first-team all-state and all-American accolades as a sophomore at Grossmont ... was first-team all-Conference and all-American in the preseason as well ... tallied 75 tackles, seven pass breakups, two caused fumbles, four interceptions and one quarterback sack last year ... was the Defensive Most Valuable Player at Grossmont ... was second-team all-USA ... 2003 team was Foothill Conference Champions ... team went 13-1 and lost in the state championship game to San Francisco City College ... team went 9-2 during his freshman year ... earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-California at Grossmont Junior College as a freshmen ... was honorable mention all-USA as a freshman ... tallied 70 tackles, eight interceptions, 10 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and three caused fumbles ... was selected Grossmont's Best Defensive back in 2002 ... from Atlanta, Georgia and attended Middle Georgia College, which dropped football after he redshirted one year ... attended Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia ... graduated in 2001 ... played football, track and field and tennis in high school ... made second-team all-South Fulton County in football ... collected 120 tackles, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions in his career at Creekside High ... junior college coach is Dave Jordan, the same coach as Josh Golden and Brett Hudson.

Uriah Marshall CB Fr. 5-11 180 Phoenix, Ariz. (Brophy Prep)

One of the top five prospects in the state of Arizona by all services ... listed as the No. 16 cornerback in the nation and the No. 7 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine ... a preseason and postseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine ... listed as the No. 8 defensive back in the West by PrepStar ... listed as a three-star player by Rivals.com ... also listed as the No. 18 cornerback in the nation and the No. 46 player on the West Coast and the No. 4 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com ... a member of The Tacoma News Tribune's"Western 100" ... named first-team all-state by The Arizona Republic ... named first-team all-defense by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... named to the all-Informant Football team, selected annually by The Arizona Informant ... was honorable mention all-state as a junior ... all-Region as a junior ... made 57 tackles and had four interceptions and a fumble recovery as a senior ... tallied 63 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior ... registered 53 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and two caused fumbles as a sophomore ... made second-team all-conference as a sophomore ... three-year starter and letterman in football ... two-year letterwinner in track and field ... played club basketball for Team Arizona ... that team won the sixteen and under Slam and Jam National Championship in 2002 ... a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Culture Awareness Club ... coached by Jeff Kearin.

Bradis McGriff OL Fr. 6-5 300 Vallejo, Calif. (Vallejo HS)

One of the most highly-touted offensive linemen on the West Coast ... a member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" ... listed as the No. 65 player in California by SuperPrep Magazine ... also listed as the No. 21 offensive linemen in the nation by Rivals.com as well as the No. 49 player in the West and the No. 35 player in California ... rated as the No. 9 offensive tackle in the Western United States by Rivals.com ... has good speed for his size ... rated as a PrepStar Magazine Preseason and Postseason All-American (top 350 players in the nation) ... listed as the No. 58 player in the Farwest by SuperPrep Magazine ... played in the California/Florida high school all-star football game where he announced his decision to play at ASU ... made first-team all-area at defensive lineman by The Sacramento Bee ... earned all-league first-team Solano County Athletic Conference in 2003 ... was all-region first-team in 2003 ... first-team all-state at offensive tackle in 2003 ... made preseason all-state tackle in 2003 ... also made preseason all-section in 2003 ... all-state offensive tackle as a junior in 2002 ... won the Peanut Smith Award as the Most Valuable Lineman in 2003 ... starting center for the Vallejo High basketball team in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... coached by Mike Wilson.

Zach Miller TE Fr. 6-4 245 Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Vista HS)

Unanimous selection as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation ... USA Today first-team All-American tight end ...Rydell All-American tight end ... listed as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation and a member of the Top 100 "Dream Team" by PrepStar Magazine ... listed as the No 7 prospect in the West by PrepStar Magazine in the preseason ... listed as the No. 50 prospect in the nation by PrepStar and was also a member of the Top 100 Dream Team ... a member of SuperPrep's Preseason Top Fifty players in the nation ...earned 93 points (seventh-best player) to make first-team in The Long Beach Press-Telegram's"Best In The West" listing of top West Coast football prospects ... a member of The Tacoma News Tribune's"Western 100" ... listed as the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep ... listed as the No. 1 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com ... also listed as the No. 5 player on the West Coast and the No. 1 player in Arizona by Rivals.com ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star game ... The"Big School" Player of the Year by The Arizona Republic ... a first-team 5A All-State pick by The East Valley Tribune as a tight end and linebacker... was the recipient of the Vic Householder Award, given annually by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine to the Arizona Player of the Year ... named the state of Arizona's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003 ... named the Phoenix Metro Player of the Year by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... Southeast Valley Player of the Year ... Central Region Offensive Player of the year ... Tempe all-city tight end as a senior ... ESPN top-ranked tight end and No. 10 player overall in the country ... The Sporting News All-American first-team tight end ... Student Sports Magazine first-team All-American ... as a senior, had 47 catches for 790 yards and six touchdowns ... he also added 134 tackles on defense, 11 quarterback sacks and one interception ... he also won the Larry Gordon Award, presented annually to the state's best linebacker by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... Gordon was a former ASU linebacking star ... winner of the Henry Stanton Award, presented annually to the state's top receiver by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ...was first-team offense and defense by that same magazine ... as a junior he amassed 27 receptions for 520 yards and six touchdowns ... on defense he accumulated 102 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 11 quarterback sacks ... as a sophomore, made Student Sports Magazine Sophomore All-America tight end ... was third-team all-state by The Arizona Republic as a sophomore ... second-team All-East Valley tight end by The East Valley Tribune as a sophomore ... made all-Central Region first-team at tight end as a soph ... selected Desert Vista's Best Defensive Player Award as a sophomore and was first-team all-City at tight end (Tempe) ... made all-Central Region second-team at tight end as a freshman ... a tremendous student with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average ... coached by Dan Hinds at Desert Vista High School ... brother Brent is a redshirt freshman at ASU

Jeremy Payton WR Fr. 6-1 190 Covina, Calif. (South Hills HS)

A member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" ... rated the No. 46 player in California in the preseason and a Preseason All-American by SuperPrep ... an all-American selection in the postseason by PrepStar Magazine ... played in the Cali-Florida High School All-Star game ... rated as the No. 42 prospect in TheInsiders.com Pac-10 Region Top 100 in the preseason ... also rated the No. 25 defensive back in the nation, the No. 57 player in the West and the No. 42 player in California by Rivals.com ... he and his brother were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year in the all-C.I.F. Southern Section Division VII ... named All-C.I.F. on offense and defense twice ... twice named All-San Gabriel Valley on offense and defense ... twice named all-state, once on offense and once on defense ... twice named all-league ... was league Most Valuable Player on offense ... was South Hills High School Co-Most Valuable Player ... team went 13-1 last year ... collected 54 catches for 907 yards and nine touchdowns ... also added 43 tackles and seven interceptions on defense ... selected all-state, all-area and all-league following his stellar junior season ... collected 34 tackles and eight interceptions as a junior ... also had 25 receptions for 686 yards and seven touchdowns ... three-year starter ... 15 career interceptions and 83 career tackles ... collected 83 career receptions for 1,471 yards ... on choosing ASU: "I love the atmosphere there because I have a chance to get away and be my own person, but it's only a one-hour flight if I need to come home. It seems like they are an up-and-coming program." ... coached by Steve Bogan.

Andrew Pettes TE Fr. 6-4 230 Phoenix, Ariz. (Moon Valley HS)

Considered one of the top three tight end prospects in the West during his senior year ... ranked as the No. 12 tight end nationally by Rivals.com ... also rated by Rivals.com as the No. 7 player in the state of Arizona ... rated as the No. 8 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine ... rated as an all-American selection in the postseason by SuperPrep Magazine ... named first-team all offense at tight end (with Zach Miller) by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... first-team all-state 4A by The Arizona Republic ... first-team all-Northwest Valley by The Arizona Republic ... first-team all-Friday Night Fever by KPNX-TV 12 ... first-team all-state by the Arizona Football Coaches Association ... first-team all-Region Skyline Division ... selected for the 4A-5A All-Star Game (North Squad) ... caught 44 passes for 635 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Moon Valley High went 9-3 last year ... as a junior was first-team all-Region Skyline Division ... was honorable mention all-state 4A by The Arizona Republic ... turned in 33 consecutive starts over three years, playing both ways on offense and defense ... career statistics include 68 catches, 1,475 yards and 21 touchdowns ... also had career rushing numbers of 21 attempts for 264 yards and three touchdowns ... career defensive numbers include 237 total tackles, 38 tackles for loss, 18 quarterback sacks, 15 pass deflections, 14 fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles, two blocked kicks and three touchdowns scored on defense ... all-time leader in career receiving yards in Moon Valley High history ... in 2003 won the National Power Lifting competition in the 238-pound weight class ... three-year starter in football ... named first-team all-region as a junior ... voted Most Improved Player during sophomore season ... the starting center on the basketball team and a three-year starter ... twice named all-region honorable mention ... runs a 4.7 40-yard dash ... bench presses 335 pounds ... squats 485 pounds ..."The campus is really pretty and the facilities are great. They have a great offense and they throw to the tight end a lot." ... coached by Roger Britson.

Dale Robinson LB Jr. 6-1 240 Queens, New York (Glendale CC)

Was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Western States Football League in 2003 ... earned first-team All-Western States Football League in 2003 ... all-region first-team as well ... tallied 114 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered as a sophomore in 2003 ... led Glendale in tackles last year.

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