SIGNING DAY CENTRAL
MONROE, La. -- Head football coach Todd Berry announced today the signing of 16 student-athletes for the 2013 season. It is Berry's fourth recruiting class since he took over as head coach at ULM in December of 2009.
ULM signed a total of nine offensive players (five offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, one running back, one wide receiver) and seven defensive players (three defensive backs, two defensive linemen, two linebackers).
Below is a list of the 2013 Warhawk signees:
Defensive Lineman • 6-3 • 240
Houston, Texas • C.E. King HS
Tremendous two-sport athlete at C.E. King High School... Three-year football letterwinner for head coach Don Price... Earned second team all-district honors (defensive end) as a senior... Was named honorable mention all-district following junior campaign... Earned academic all-district honors as a junior and a senior... Also a three-year letterwinner as part of the Panthers' basketball team and tabbed second team all-district as a junior.
Offensive Lineman • 6-4 • 290
Robertsdale, Ala. • Robertsdale HS
One of the most decorated offensive linemen in Robertsdale High School history... Was a three-year football letterwinner under head coach Brian Campbell... Three-year varsity starter was selected as a team captain as a senior... Named all-county four times and was awarded the team's Offensive Lineman of the Year twice... Earned the team's Leadership Award... Was a member of the Golden Bears' track and field team for one season... Broke, and still holds, the school's shot put record... Graduated with honors and was named to the honor roll on numerous occasions... Served as a delegate to the 2012 Alabama Boys State for Leadership... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Shreveport, La.
Bivins Caraway III
Quarterback • 6-0 • 200
Longview, Texas • Longview HS
Had a very impressive prep career at Longview High School... Played for head coach John King and earned a total of three letters in football... Missed majority of senior season due to injury - will be fully recovered by March 2013... Completed 125 of 232 passes for 2,425 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior... Passing yardage total of 2,425 was a new Longview single-season record... Also rushed for 200 yards and six touchdowns... Was named first team all-district and second team all-east Texas after junior campaign.
Linebacker • 6-0 • 223
Slidell, La. • Salmen HS
Enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Salmen High School... Played for head coach Jerry Leonard and earned a total of four letters in football.. Returned from injury and appeared in nine games as a senior... Finished with 88 tackles, including nine tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, six forced fumbles... Garnered all-district and honorable mention all-state accolades as a senior... Totaled 140 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups, five forced fumbles, one interception returned for a touchdown during junior season (12 games)... Earned first team all-district, first team all-metro, and honorable mention all-state honors following junior year... Awarded three letters as member of Spartans' power lifting team and one letter as member of baseball team... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in New Orleans, La.
Defensive Back • 5-10 • 175
Rowlett, Texas • Rowlett HS
Had a productive career at Rowlett High School and was a two-year football letterwinner under head coach Kiff Harden... Earned first team all-district honors as a senior after helping lead team to the 4-A Texas State Playoffs... Totaled 50-plus tackles in both junior and senior seasons... Finished varsity career with six interceptions... Lettered in track and field as a junior.
Linebacker • 6-0 • 197
Monroe, La. • Richwood HS
Enjoyed a fantastic finish to prep career at Richwood High School... Was a four-year football letterwinner under head coach Warren Trimble... Voted as a one of the Rams' team captains as a senior and recorded 68 tackles, 11 sacks, five rushing touchdowns, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Earned all-district and all-state honors after final season... Totaled 80 tackles, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one touchdown as a junior... Named first team all-district, all-northeast, first team all-state and district's Defensive MVP after solid junior campaign... Helped lead Richwood to the 2010 district championship... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La.
David Elias, Jr.
Defensive Lineman • 6-3 • 263
Prairieville, La. • Dutchtown HS
Had a huge impact on Dutchtown High School Athletics and will leave as one of the most accomplished athletes playing two sports... Earned three letters in football at Dutchtown High School under the direction of Benny Saia... Was a three-time all-district selection... Named all-metro following junior and senior seasons and was named honorable mention all-state as a senior... Also eared three letters as a member of the Griffins' track and field team... Earned all-metro honors in track and field as a junior... Claimed the 2012 Individual State Championship in the shot put as a junior with a throw of 55' - helping Dutchtown win the Team State Championship... The Dutchtown HS squad claimed the overall team title in 2012... Was high school teammates with current Warhawks, Alec Osborne and Connor Fryoux... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in St. Amant, La.
Wide Receiver • 6-0 • 178
Tyler, Texas • Air Force Prep • John Tyler HS
Was a standout two-sport athlete at John Tyler High School... Voted team captain as a senior... Finished final season with 28 receptions for 747 yards and nine touchdowns... Named first team all-district and won the TB Butler award which is given annually to the most outstanding John Tyler HS football player... Recorded 24 receptions for 783 yards and 16 touchdowns en route to second team all-district honors as a junior... Was a captain of the track and field team all four years... Currently enrolled at ULM and will be eligible to compete in the 2013 season.
Running Back • 5-10 • 205
LaPlace, La. • John Curtis Christian School
Was a two-year starter for head coach J.T. Curtis at John Curtis Christian School... Rushed for 743 yards on 71 attempts and 15 touchdowns in final season... Averaged 10.47 yards per carry and scored one touchdown per 4.7 attempts... Earned all-district and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior... Part of back-to-back state championship teams (2011 & 2012)... John Curtis was named national champions by USA Today following the 2012 season... Was also a member of the Patriots' track and field team... Squad claimed the 2012 State Track and Field Championship... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in St. Amant, La.
Defensive Back • 6-0 • 175
New Orleans, La. • McDonogh 35 HS
Instrumental component of McDonogh 35 High School's success over previous two seasons as squad advanced to the Louisiana 4-A State Playoffs in 2011 and 2012... Was a three-year football letterwinner for head coach Wayne Reese, Sr... Played on both sides of the ball during final season... On offense, caught 32 passes for 408 yards and eight touchdowns... Started seven games on defense and tallied 42 tackles and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown... Was named first team all-district and honorable mention all-state (defensive back) after a solid senior campaign... Also a two-year letterwinner of the Roneagles' track and field team... Currently ranked 11th in his graduating class.
Offensive Line • 6-2 • 285
Hot Springs, Ark. • Lake Hamilton HS
One of the most decorated football players in Lake Hamilton High School's history... Earned three letters in football under head coach Jerry Clay... As a senior, named to the all-Arkansas team by the Associated Press... Earned 6-A south all-conference, all-Garland County and 6-A all-state accolades following junior and senior seasons... Attended the U.S. Marine Corps combine following his junior year... Named honorable mention 6-A south all-conference as a sophomore and was the recipient of the Adam Dodd Award based on character... Was a three-year letterwinner in track and field... Helped the Wolves' claim the 2010 state championship... Named all-conference and all-state in shot put and discus as a junior... Also earned all-conference honors as a sophomore... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La.
Defensive Back • 6-1 • 185
Birmingham, Ala. • A.H. Parker HS
Played two seasons of football for head coach George Bates at A.H. Parker High School... Capped stellar career by earning first team all-city and first team all-conference honors after recording more than 80 tackles, five interceptions, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one punt block as a senior... Joined the track and field team for the spring of 2013... Currently holds the fastest 60-meter time in Alabama 5-A with a time of 7.04... Was an A-B Honor Roll student during time at A.H. Parker HS.
Offensive Lineman • 6-2 • 275
Dayton, Texas • Dayton HS
Laid the foundation of a great career early in his time at Dayton High School... Was a three-year football letterwinner for head coach Joel Hancock... Earned back-to-back first team all-district honors as a junior and senior... Named the school's Male Athlete of the Year as a junior... Tabbed all-district (honorable mention) as a sophomore, while earning academic all-district honors and Dayton's George Eastman Young Leader Award... Part of the Broncos squad that won the 2010 district 19-4A championship... Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field and a three-year letterwinner in powerlifting... Named USATF first team All-American in shot put and discus as a sophomore... Owns the school record in shot put at 56'-3.5"... Name currently stands near top of shot put rankings in the state of Texas... Accomplishments off of the field include: National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and United Methodist Youth Fellowship program... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La.
Offensive Lineman • 6-2 • 275
Rockwall, Texas • Rockwall-Heath HS
Earned three letters in football under head coach Mickey Moss at Rockwall-Heath High School... Missed majority of senior season due to injury - will be fully recovered by June 2013... Earned second team all-district honors as a junior... Anchored the Hawks' offensive line that claimed the Co-District championship and advanced to the 4-A Texas State Playoffs in 2011... Holds the school's squat record at 510 pounds... Served as the leader for Rockwall-Heath's Young Life Chapter... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La.
Offensive Lineman • 6-3 • 285
Jackson, Miss. • Forest Hill HS
Made an impact at Forest Hill High School both on and off the field... Was a three-year letterwinner in football... Earned second team all-district and second team all-metro honors following senior season... Selected as one of the top 100 players in the state of Mississippi by the Clarion Ledger... Also earned three letters in basketball... Currently ranked in the top-10 of his graduating class... Participated in ULM's 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La.
Quarterback • 6-4 • 185
Bogalusa, La. • Bogalusa HS
Had a significant impact on Bogalusa High School Athletics... Was a three-year letterwinner in football for head coach Craig Jones... Earned honorable mention all-state honors following a stellar senior season in which he set a school record with 2,913 passing yards... Was named district MVP after throwing for 28 touchdowns and adding four rushing touchdowns in 2012... Was also a four-year letterwinner in basketball... Earned first team all-district honors during his first three seasons on the court and was tabbed the district's MVP as a sophomore.