Eastern New Mexico University
• Joshua Bryan, CB, 5-10, 153, Fr., Clovis
Notes: Set the Clovis school record with 10 INTs last season while earning honorable mention all-state as a defensive back ... Majoring in radiology.
• Derek Dimitroff, LB, 6-0, 230, Sr., Fort Sumner
Notes: Recorded 53 tackles in 11 games last season … played two years at New Mexico Military Institute. ... All-state quarterback and linebacker at Fort Sumner …. state champion javelin thrower … Majoring in education.
• Ethan Grubbs, DL, 6-1, 255, Fr., Portales
Notes: Earned first-team all-state honors for the Class 3A state champions in 2008. Also qualified for the state track meet in throwing events.
• Stefan Mills, RB, 5-11, 185, Fr., Clovis
Notes: Rushed from more than 1,200 yards last season for the Wildcats. Played defensive back as a sophomore and junior. Was the district player of the year as a senior ... Majoring in mathematics.
• Joshua Moore, 6-0, 160, Fr., Dora
Notes: Earned fall-district honors at quarterback and cornerback at Dora High School ... Also participated in baseball, basketball and track ... Majoring in physical education.
• Mark Rivera, LB, 5-8, 195, Fr., Texico
Notes: Earned all-state honors as a linebacker and offensive guard for the Class 2A state champion Wolverines ... Also played on the school’s state championship basketball team ... Majoring in Spanish at ENMU.
• Morris Sharp, DE, Fr., 5-10, 180, Clovis
Notes: Set the Clovis school record with seven sacks last season.
• Berry Stinnett, WR, 6-1, 184, Fr., Fort Sumner
Notes: Part of four Class 1A football state title teams at Fort Sumner. Earned all-state honors at defensive back, quarterback and linebacker (2008) ... Helped the Foxes win state titles in football, basketball and track as a senior.
• Devin Sweet, OLB, 6-3, 205, Sr., Clovis
Notes: Sweet recorded 36 tackles and three sacks in 11 games last season. ... was an all-district safety and quarterback at Clovis, throwing 13 TDs in 2005 while leading the Wildcats to the state title game ... Majoring in physical education.
• Monte (Lane) Ward, OLB, Fr., 5-10, 190, Clovis
Notes: All-state linebacker at Clovis in 2008 .... Set school record for tackles in a season with 137. ... Voted Wildcats’ most valuable player as a senior ... Majoring in biology.
• Benjamin White, C, 6-2, 286, So., Tucumcari
Notes: Played one year at New Mexico Military Institute ... Also played baseball and participated in track at Texico ... Majoring in physical education.
• Lane Wood, LB, Fr., 5-11, 185, Muleshoe
Notes: Earned Class 2A state most valuable defensive player award (153 tackles) as a LB as a senior while helping Muleshoe to its first state title in school history. Also a second-team all-state running back ... Cousin of freshman QB Wes Wood.
• Wesley Wood, QB, 6-1, 155, Fr., Muleshoe
Notes: Quarterbacked Muleshoe to a 15-0 record and the Class 2A Division I state championship ... Threw for 4,550 yards and a Panhandle-record 64 TDs and was named the Class 2A offensive most valuable player ... son of Muleshoe head coach David Wood and cousin of fellow ENMU freshman recruit Lane Wood.
• Garrett Riley, QB, 6-0, 186, Fr-RS, Muleshoe
Notes: Riley was named the 2007 AP Class 2A offensive Player of the year after throwing 2,840 yards and 45 TDs his senior year … During his career he threw for 5,312 and 71 TDs. … his older brother Lincoln Riley is inside receivers coach for Texas Tech … majoring in exercise sport science.
New Mexico Highlands
• Jonathan Sweet, LB, 6-0, 240, Jr., Clovis
Notes: Recorded 11 tackles in six games in 2008. ... Expected to compete for starting job this season ... played linebacker and tight end at Clovis.
• Jordan Mendoza, QB, 6-1, 210, Fr-RS, Clovis.
Notes: Listed as second on the depth chart at QB for the Cowboys this season ... As a senior at Clovis in 2007, Mendoza threw for 1,532 yards and broke Highlands coach Chad Roanhaus’ Wildcats school record for TD passes in a season with 17... He finished second behind his coach in several other passing categories at Clovis.
• Chase Denton, OL, 6-2, 280, Jr., Clovis
Notes: Started eight games in 2008 for the Cowboys... played defensive end at Clovis.
• Wade Lopez, DL, 5-11, 270, Sr., Clovis
Notes: Recorded two tackles in four games as a backup last season.
• Jason Burns, DL, 6-1, 260, Sr., Clovis
Notes: Sat out last season as a transfer ... Originally went to West Texas A&M ... All-state defensive end for the Wildcats in 2005.
• Call Barnard, LB. 6-0, 205, Fr, Melrose
Notes: Barnard helped Melrose go undefeated and win the eight-man state title last season ... played LB and RB.