Terence Thomas

Height:

5-11

Weight:

185

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Youngstown, Ohio

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star athlete

Rated as the No. 14 prospect from the state of Ohio according to ESPN

Saw snaps at wide receiver, quarterback, defensive back and kick returner

Totaled 1,162 all-purpose yards with 17 touchdowns

Roman Pitre

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Baton Rouge, La.

High School:

University Lab

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star athlete

Ranked the No. 29 prospect in the state of Louisiana according to ESPN

Earned all-district accolades during his junior season as an outside linebacker

Helped lead his team to a pair of district titles, including a state championship in 2018

Kentrell Marks

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Parma Heights, Ohio

High School:

Valley Forge

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star running back

Rated as the No. 13 prospect from the state of Ohio according to ESPN

Rushed for 1,470 yards and scored 23 touchdowns his junior year.

Jordan Buchanan

Height:

6-0

Weight:

175

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Suwanee, Ga.

High School:

North Gwinnett

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star safety

Earned first team all-region accolades as a senior

Recorded four interceptions, 38 tackles and 13 pass breakups in his final year of high school

Was a standout track and field athlete

Andre Oben

Height:

6-5

Weight:

310

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Jersey City, NJ

High School:

St. Peter’s Prep

HIGH SCHOOL

Rated as a consensus 3-star offensive lineman

Ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals

Named Super Football Conference First Team All-Division as a senior

Helped lead St. Peter’s Prep to the NJSIAA Group IV State Championship as a sophomore

Domanick Moon

Height:

6-2

Weight:

225

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Fort Wayne, In.

High School:

R. Nelson Snider

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star linebacker and Top 25 prospect in the state of Indiana

Rated the No. 20 player in the state according to Rivals

Recorded 198 tackles over his career, including a pair of interceptions

Earned the Mr. Football Award at linebacker by the Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA), staking claim as the best linebacker in the state

Recorded 86 tackles, including eight tackles for loss, as a senior to help lead the Panthers to a SAC title

Named to the IFCA All-State Top 50 twice

Two-time First Team All-SAC

Also played baseball

Vince Carpenter

Height:

6-5

Weight:

288

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Red Bank, NJ

High School:

Red Bank Catholic

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star offensive lineman

Ranked the No. 16 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals

Helped his team post a 24-7 record throughout his high school career, which includes a New Jersey Non-Public Group B State Championship and a Shore Conference Championship in 2021

Earned Jersey Sports Zone First Team All-New Jersey Non-Public, Asbury Park Press First Team All-Shore Conference, Shore Sports Report First Team All-Monmouth County as a senior

Selected as a 2021 Rivals Camp Series Northeast Top 5 Offensive Lineman

Named second team all-division as a sophomore and junior

Also was a member of the track and field team

Cross Watson

Height:

6-5

Weight:

270

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Portage, Michigan

High School:

Portage Central

HIGH SCHOOL

Rated as a consensus 3-star offensive lineman

Ranked the No. 20 prospect in the state of Michigan according to ESPN

Primarily played tackle throughout high school

Earned Associated Press First Team All-State (Divisions 1 and 2) as a senior

Named to the 2021 Detroit Free Press Dream Team and the 2021 Detroit News Dream Team

Two-time First Team All-SMAC, including all-conference accolades from Michigan Sports Radio

Helped lead Portage Central to a conference championship, district title and an appearance in the state’s elite eight

Named to the Kalamazoo Dream Team his junior and senior seasons

Earned four varsity letters, which included getting named MVP of the offensive line following three of those seasons (2019-21)

Shined in the classroom, earning all-state all-academic and Portage Central All-Academic honors as a senior

Also played baseball, helping his team finish state runner-up in 2020

Was a member of the school ski club

Joe Strickland

Height:

6-4

Weight:

220

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Indianapolis, In.

High School:

Brebeuf Jesuit

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 4-star defensive lineman

Ranked in the ESPN 300 as the No. 227 prospect in the nation

Also tabbed the fifth-best player in the state of Indiana by ESPN

Named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State team as a junior and senior

Recorded 70 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and three fumble recoveries as a senior to help lead his team to a state runner-up finish

Three-time all-conference and all-county honoree, helping lead his team to a pair of league titles

Registered 50 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a junior to earn MaxPreps All-Defense accolades

Also landed on the MaxPreps All-Defense team after tallying 45 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks during his sophomore campaign

Named MaxPreps Freshman All-American with 36 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks

Tabbed academic all-state

Max Klare

Height:

6-4

Weight:

225

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:

St. Xavier

Charlie Kenrich

Height:

6-4

Weight:

220

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Middletown, Ohio

High School:

Lakota East

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star tight end

Listed at the No. 21 prospect in the state of Ohio according to 247Sports Composite rankings

Earned all-league honors three times throughout his high school career

Two-year team captain

Also played basketball

Mo Omonode

Height:

6-1

Weight:

263

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

West Lafayette, In.

High School:

West Lafayette

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star defensive lineman

Ranked as the No. 19 prospect in the state of Indiana according to Rivals

Three-time all-state honoree

Tallied 200 tackles over 30 career high school games, including 23.5 sacks

Recorded 67 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss and 11 sacks in eight games as a junior

His 11 sacks as a junior led the state

Helped lead West Lafayette High School to three conference titles during his career as well as a state championship as a freshman

Also competed in wrestling, becoming the state runner-up in 2021, and was a member of the track and field team

Malachi Preciado

Height:

6-3

Weight:

284

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

New Orleans, La.

High School:

Warren Easton

HIGH SCHOOL

Rated as a consensus 3-star offensive lineman

Ranked the No. 10 center in the country according to ESPN

Earned all-state honors as a senior

Two-time first team all-district honoree

Selected as a team captain his senior season

Named a WGNO Friday Night Football Scholar-Athlete with a 3.8 GPA

J.P. Deeter

Height:

6-4

Weight:

265

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Manvel, Tx.

High School:

Manvel

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star defensive lineman

Earned all-state accolades all four years of high school, spending his first two seasons in Kansas and the final two seasons in Texas

Racked up 120 over two seasons at Manval High School, including five sacks each year

Played at Topeka High School in Kansas as a sophomore and freshman, collecting all-state and all-district honors each year

Recorded 133 tackles, seven sacks and four touchdowns as a sophomore

Tallied 121 tackles and three sacks during his freshman campaign

Also played basketball and golf

Member of the academic team all four years of high school

Nic Caraway

Height:

6-3

Weight:

240

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Bryan, Tx.

High School:

Bryan

HIGH SCHOOL

Invited to play in the 2022 All-American Bowl (Jan. 8, 2022), an annual bowl featuring the nation’s top 100 high school football players

Consensus 3-star prospect

Two-time first team all-district (Texas District 12-6A)

Recorded 136 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, eight sacks and five forced fumbles over his final two seasons of high school

Also played basketball

Brady Allen

Height:

6-5

Weight:

215

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Fort Branch, Ind.

High School:

Gibson Southern

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 4-star quarterback

Tabbed No. 165 in the country and the fifth-best player in Indiana according to Rivals

Second-highest rated quarterback prospect in Purdue history by 247Sports, behind Kyle Orton

Threw for 11,918 yards, ranking second all-time in the state of Indiana, and 149 touchdowns throughout his high school career

His 4,253 passing yards his senior season marked the third-most in Indiana high school history

Also threw 58 touchdown passes as a senior, helping him become MaxPreps Indiana Player of the Year as well a finalist for Indiana’s Mr. Football

Led Gibson Southern High School to the 2021 3A State Championship, tossing five touchdowns as part of his state championship record 28 completions

Named 2021 MaxPreps All-American and MVP of the Pocket Athletic Conference

Zion Steptoe

Height:

6-0

Weight:

180

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Frisco, Tx.

High School:

Memorial

HIGH SCHOOL

Tabbed a 4-star wide receiver by ESPN

Broke the school record for receiving yards as junior, making 37 catches for 800 yards through seven games

Named team MVP as a senior

Joseph Jefferson II

Height:

6-1

Weight:

187

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Indianapolis, In.

High School:

Pike

HIGH SCHOOL

Named a 3-star prospect and No. 16 player in the state of Indiana according to 247Sports

Three-time all-state honoree

Recorded 75 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four interceptions and one forced fumble on his way to first team all-state honors as a senior

Also was a member of the wrestling team as well as the track and field team

Curtis Deville

Height:

6-1

Weight:

180

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Iowa, La

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star wide receiver

Ranked the No. 20 prospect in the state of Louisiana according to Rivals

Placed third in the high jump at the 2021 Louisiana 3A State Track and Field meet,  and also ran the second leg of Iowa High School’s 4×100-meter relay team

Also played basketball

Jordan Buchanan

Height:

6-0

Weight:

175

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Suwanee, Ga.

High School:

North Gwinnett

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star safety

Earned first team all-region accolades as a senior

Recorded four interceptions, 38 tackles and 13 pass breakups in his final year of high school

Was a standout track and field athlete

Terence Thomas

Height:

5-11

Weight:

185

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Youngstown, Ohio

High School:

Boardman

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star athlete

Rated as the No. 14 prospect from the state of Ohio according to ESPN

Saw snaps at wide receiver, quarterback, defensive back and kick returner

Totaled 1,162 all-purpose yards with 17 touchdowns

Kentrell Marks

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Parma Heights, Ohio

High School:

Valley Forge

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star running back

Rated as the No. 13 prospect from the state of Ohio according to ESPN

Rushed for 1,470 yards and scored 23 touchdowns his junior year

Roman Pitre

Class:

Freshman

Hometown:

Baton Rouge, La.

High School:

University Lab

HIGH SCHOOL

Consensus 3-star athlete

Ranked the No. 29 prospect in the state of Louisiana according to ESPN

Earned all-district accolades during his junior season as an outside linebacker

Helped lead his team to a pair of district titles, including a state championship in 2018