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Coach Caragher Announces 2014 Signing Class Live
Fulfilling the present and building for the near future, the 2014 San Jose State University football signing class is weighted toward the game's ball-handling positions and includes intriguing linemen on both sides of the ball. read more
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NamePosHtWtClassHometown/Last School
André ChachereCB6'0175Fr.Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS
Thai CottrellATH5'7175Fr.Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside HS
Ian FieberQB6'1195Fr.Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo HS
Nautica FlemmingCB5'9170Fr.Salinas, Calif./Bullard HS
Tre HartleyWR6'0180Fr.Milpitas, Calif./Milpitas HS
Limihai HifoRB5'11225Fr.Romoland, Calif./Heritage HS
Justin HolmesWR6'2215Fr.Roseville, Calif./Oakmont HS
Troy KowalskiOL6'5265Fr.Glendale, Ariz./Mountain Ridge HS
Rueben LeasauLB6'2205Fr.La Mesa, Calif./Helix HS
Maurice McKnightCB6'0175Fr.San Bernardino, Calif./Arroyo Valley HS
Chad MillerS6'0170Fr.Vallejo, Calif./Bethel HS
Charles NelsonOL6'4285Fr.San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian HS
Khalil Rashaad-BrownS6'0180Fr.Carson, Calif./Narbonne HS
Owen RobertsDL6'2270Fr.Los Angeles, Calif./Narbonne HS
Matt SpadaroOL6'5250Fr.Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks HS
Victor VernonDL6'3275Jr.Chicago, Ill./De Anza College
Cleveland Wallace IIICB5'11175So.San Jose, Calif./U. of Washington
Malik WatsonQB6'3220Jr.San Jose, Calif./Contra Costa College
Jonathan WhittleyWR/S6'1205Fr.Richmond, Calif./Castlemont HS
Jordan WhittleyRB6'2240Fr.Richmond, Calif./Castlemont HS
David WilliamsS6'1200Fr.Los Angeles, Calif./Dorsey HS
Kyle WrightOT6'7300Jr.Alta Loma, Calif./Chaffey College

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André Chachere
CB | 6'0 | 175 | Fr. | Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS

A two-time, first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference defensive back, André is heading to San Jose State this summer as a cornerback candidate. As a senior, he was named his team's Defensive Most Valuable Player for Clovis (Calif.) West High (Coach Mike Parsons). The two-sport letterwinner also lettered in basketball.

Andre plans to major in communication studies. Careers in broadcasting and coaching presently interest him. His favorite sports commentators are Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders. He enjoys watching action and sports movies. The Lion King, Glory Road and Scarface are three of his favorites. Derrick Chachere, his dad, played seven seasons in the Arena Football League include five with the local San Jose SaberCats. The native of Fresno, Calif., was born on February 10, 1996.

Thai Cottrell
ATH | 5'7 | 175 | Fr. | Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside HS

One of the most productive offensive players the last three seasons in San Diego County, Thai is a prospect for either a wide receiver or running back role when he joins the Spartans in 2014.

Cottrell averaged 1,492 all-purpose yards per season for Oceanside (Calif.) High (Coach John Carroll). As ball carrier, he averaged 7.0 yards a carry and scored 25 touchdowns. A superb pass receiver, he caught 115 passes for 1,458 yards and 15 touchdowns. Cottrell also averaged 33.8 yards per kickoff return and 16.6 on each punt return.

As a senior, he accounted for 1,734 all-purpose yards, scored 22 touchdowns and converted 7-of-9 PATs. Cottrell was one of six finalists for the Silver Pigskin Award emblematic of the top high school football player in San Diego County, the Most Valuable Player of the Avocado League, a first-team All-C.I.F. San Diego Section choice and his team's Most Valuable Player. As a junior, CalHiSports.com named Thai a third-team all-state underclassman selection in addition to All-C.I.F. San Diego Section, all-county and all-league honors.

The two-sport letterwinner also was a sprinter and long jumper on the track and field team. He tied for sixth in the 100-meter dash at the 2013 C.I.F. San Diego Section meet with a wind-aided 10.98 time.

Thai is undecided on a major. He enjoys watching movie comedies and lists Will Farrell among his favorite actors. The native of Encinitas, Calif., was born on October 25, 1995.

Ian Fieber
QB | 6'1 | 195 | Fr. | Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo HS

The 2013 South Coast League Most Valuable Player, Ian is a quarterback prospect joining the Spartans this summer. The right-handed Fieber (Fee-burr) completed 60.9 percent (314-of-515) of his passes with 19 interceptions for 5,394 yards and 49 touchdowns in two seasons at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High (Coach Bob Johnson). The signal calling hopeful helped his team to a 22-2 win-loss record and two C.I.F. Southern Section second round playoff appearances as a starting quarterback. The two-time, first-team all-league choice also was a third-team all-state underclassman pick by CalHiSports.com and a second-team all-county selection as a junior.

Ian plans to major in business administration. Presently, he would like to pursue an executive career in the entertainment industry. He enjoys camping and movie comedies. Fieber lists Andy Sandberg and Will Farrell among his favorite motion picture comedians. At Mission Viejo High, he participates in the Cupcakes for the Fight program that raises donations to local hospitals through the sale of cupcakes. He has an uncle, Sean Fieber, who was a member of the 1986 University of Notre Dame men's soccer team. The native of Harbor City, Calif., was born on December 28, 1995.

Nautica Flemming
CB | 5'9 | 170 | Fr. | Salinas, Calif./Bullard HS

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A two-time all-league cornerback hopeful from a pair of winning programs, Nautica is headed to San Jose State for the 2014 season. Flemming played his senior season at Bullard High in Fresno, Calif. (Coach Don Arax) and was at Edison High in Fresno (Coach Ricky Manning, Jr.) as a junior. He concluded his high school football career playing in the 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif.

Nautica is thinking about majoring in music. He would like to work in the music industry with hip hop, rap and/or rhythm and blues artists. Flemming enjoys the music of Michael Jackson, Drake and August Alsina. One of Nautica's cousins is Brandon Breazell, who played wide receiver for UCLA during the 2004 through 2007 seasons. The native of Salinas, Calif., was born on December 25, 1995.

Tre Hartley
WR | 6'0 | 180 | Fr. | Milpitas, Calif./Milpitas HS

One of the most explosive pass catchers in California in 2013, Tre plans to join the San Jose State University football program this summer. Hartley's 24.0 yards per catch average for Milpitas (Calif.) High (Coach Kelly King) ranked fifth in the state for those players with 1,000 or more yards in pass receiving. In 2013, he caught 57 passes for 1,369 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hartley was a CalHiSports.com third-team selection, named to the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro and the All-Mercury News teams and the Santa Clara Valley Athletics League DeAnza Division Outstanding Wide Receiver. In the Central Coast Section, he was third in touchdown receptions and fourth in yards per game.

In his three seasons, he caught 111 passes for 2,382 yards and 24 touchdowns. An outstanding defensive back, too, he was a 2012 CalHiSports.com first-team all-state underclassman after tying for third in the state with nine interceptions. For his three varsity seasons, Hartley came up with 14 interceptions.

Limihail Hifo
RB | 5'11 | 225 | Fr. | Romoland, Calif./Heritage HS

The 2013 C.I.F. Central Division Offensive and Sunbelt League Player of the Year, Limihai will get looks at running back and linebacker when he joins the Spartans for the 2014

After two productive seasons for Heritage High in Romoland, Calif. (Coach Kraig Broach), Hifo senior season exceeded his combined output for 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he carried the ball 204 times for 2,103 yards and 21 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 242 yards and one score. He ranked 26th

Overall, he gained 2,936 yards, averaged 9.3 yards per carry and rushed for 34 touchdowns. Helping Heritage to a 36-5 record the last three years, Hifo also was in on 140 tackles, intercepted four passes, all as a senior, and was credited with four fumble recoveries. He concluded his high school football career receiving Most Valuable Player honors in the 2014 Empire All-Star Classic in Corona, Calif., after rushing for 134 yards on 20 carries.

The two-sport letterwinner also was a sprinter on the track and field team for one season.

Justin Holmes
WR | 6'2 | 215 | Fr. | Roseville, Calif./Oakmont HS

A prolific pass catcher for Oakmont High in Roseville, Calif., (Coach Tim Moore), Justin is heading to San Jose State this summer as a wide receiver candidate.

In three seasons, Holmes increased his receiving output in each season and finished with 120 receptions for 1,891 yards and 25 touchdowns. His most productive season was in 2013 when he caught 55 passes for 822 yards and 10 TDs. As a senior, he was named the Capital Valley Conference All-Purpose Player of the Year, a first-team All-Sac Joaquin Section pick and a Sacramento Bee honorable mention All-Metro team choice. Holmes concluded his high school career receiving the Most Valuable Player award in the 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif., after catching two touchdown passes for the North team.

The three-sport letterwinner also lettered in basketball and track and field as a hurdler and a high jumper.

Justin plans to major in business administration. One of his cousins is Brandon Lloyd, a wide receiver for five National Football League teams during the 2003 through 2012 seasons. Holmes enjoys the work of actor/comedians Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence. He lists The Lion King and Fast & Furious as two of his favorite movies. The native of Sacramento, Calif., was born on June 12, 1996.

Troy Kowalski
OL | 6'5 | 265 | Fr. | Glendale, Ariz./Mountain Ridge HS

A football (Coach Bobby Green) and track and field letterwinner at Mountain Ridge High in Glendale, Ariz., Troy is joining the Spartans in 2014 as an offensive line candidate. Kowalski was a two-time second-team All-West Valley Preps selection and named his team's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman as a junior and a senior. He also was a first-team Division I Section III first-team offensive line honoree as a junior. Troy concluded his high school career in the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Kowalski was a shot putter for the track and field team. Kowalski placed 20th at the 2013 Arizona Division I State Track and Field Championships. His best throw was a 49-foot-0 mark at the 2013 Northwest Valley Region meet.

The Glendale, Ariz., native was born on September 26, 1995.

Rueben Leasau
LB | 6'2 | 205 | Fr. | La Mesa, Calif./Helix HS

A 2012 Grossmont Hills League first-team linebacker, Rueben is slated to begin his San Jose State football career in 2014 as a linebacker. The graduate of Helix High in LaMesa, Calif. (Coach Troy Starr) played tight end on offense. In January 2014, Rueben concluded his high school career playing in the All-American Polynesian Bowl in Tustin, Calif.

Leasau plans to major in kinesiology. He is interested in becoming an athletic trainer. Two of his sisters, Diana and Mele, played college basketball. Diana Leasau was a member of the Cal State Dominguez Hills basketball program during the 2007 through 2009 seasons. Mele Leasau was a post player for the 2010 and 2011 Houston Baptist University teams. One of Rueben's cousins is former Stanford University tight end Levine Toilolo. The native of National City, Calif., was born on June 25, 1996.

Maurice McKnight
CB | 6'0 | 175 | Fr. | San Bernardino, Calif./Arroyo Valley HS

Currently the youngest player in the San Jose State University program, Maurice is a cornerback prospect enrolled at the university for the 2014 spring semester. McKnight is projected as a cornerback prospect when spring practice begins. The graduate of Arroyo Valley High will turn 18-years old in March.

A football (Coach Tony DiThomas), track and field and basketball letterwinner, Maurice was a cornerback and a quarterback for the football team. He was an All-San Andreas League selection his junior and senior seasons at both positions and an All-C.I.F. pick as a defensive back as a senior. He concluded his high school football career with an interception for the South team in the 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif. In track and field, he was a hurdler and a high jumper.

McKnight plans to major in communication studies. One of his cousins is former San Jose State University defensive back Damon Ogburn, Jr. A native of San Bernardino, Calif., Maurice was born on March 2, 1996.

Chad Miller
S | 6'0 | 170 | Fr. | Vallejo, Calif./Bethel HS

A two-time, first team All Solano County Athletic League and all-area selection, Chad is heading to San Jose State this summer as a defensive back hopeful. Miller was a safety and a quarterback for Bethel High in Vallejo, Calif. (Coach Jeff Turner). The two-sport letterwinner was a sprinter for the track and field team. He finished third in the 200 meters at the 2013 Solano County Athletic League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a 22.80 clocking.

Chad plans to major in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. A 2013 Bethel High Scholar-Athlete, he lists the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Oakland Raiders as two of his favorite sports teams. The native of Reno, Nev., was born on December 6, 1995.

Charles Nelson
OL | 6'4 | 285 | Fr. | San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian HS

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A 2013 CalHiSports.com third-team all-state selection, Charles is an offensive line candidate headed to San Jose State. The 2013 West Catholic Athletic League Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, San Francisco Chronicle first-team All-Metro and San Jose Mercury News first-team All-Central Coast Section honoree played left tackle the last two seasons for Valley Christian High in San Jose (Coach Mike Machado). He began his high school career playing center his sophomore season.

Charles is thinking about majoring in justice studies. He is interested in pursuing a law enforcement career with the F.B.I. or the U.S. marshals. Nelson enjoys camping, fishing and duck hunting. The San Jose native was born on November 19, 1995.

Khalil Rashaad-Brown
S | 6'0 | 180 | Fr. | Carson, Calif./Narbonne HS

A 2013 second-team Los Angeles all-city choice, Khalil is joining the Spartans this summer as a safety hopeful. In his two seasons at Narbonne High in Harbor City, Calif. (Coach Manuel Douglas) Brown helped his team to a 25-4 win-loss record.

As a senior he was credited with 80 tackles, 3.0 quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles. The Daily Breeze first-team all-area honoree also intercepted five passes and was in on six pass break-ups. In 2012, the San Jose State prospect contributed 51 tackles, intercepted two passes and added three pass break-ups. He was a second-team Daily Breeze all-area and second-team All-Marine League pick as a junior. Brown concluded his high school football career playing in the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Khalil is undecided on a major. Donald Brown, his dad, was a cornerback for the University of Oregon during the 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986 seasons. Mr. Brown was credited with an assisted tackle and a pass break-up in Oregon's 21-14 win over San Jose State in the 1986 season opener for both teams. He also suited up for the 1982 season opener between the two teams that the Spartans won 18-13 in Eugene. The native of Corona, Calif., was born on December 6, 1995.

Owen Roberts
DL | 6'2 | 270 | Fr. | Los Angeles, Calif./Narbonne HS

A dynamic defensive lineman, Owen is headed to San Jose State this summer. Roberts was a 2013 Los Angeles all-city selection and the Marine League Lineman of the Year for Narbonne High in Harbor City, Calif. (Coach Manuel Douglas). As a senior, he was credited with team-best 15.0 tackles for loss, 12.0 quarterback sacks and six forced fumbles during the regular season.

The two-way lineman also played some offensive guard his senior season. As a junior, he played offensive guard the entire year to help his team that needed his help more there and was a second-team all-league honoree. Roberts gave an early indication of his playmaking abilities on defense as a sophomore with 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 quarterback sacks and a pass interception. He finished his high school career playing in the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif. A two-sport letterwinner at Narbonne, he is playing his first season on the varsity basketball team.

Owen is thinking about majoring in communication studies. Presently, he is interested in becoming a sports broadcaster. He likes the broadcast work of Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp. The Los Angeles native was born on January 19, 1996.

Matt Spadaro
OL | 6'5 | 250 | Fr. | Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks HS

A 2013 first-team All-Marmonte League West selection for Thousand Oaks (Calif.) High (Coach Mike Leibin), Matt is scheduled to join the Spartans as an offensive line candidate. The two-time all-league honoree was an honorable mention choice as a junior. All of his offensive line experience is playing as a left tackle. As a senior, he also played defensive tackle. He concluded his high school career playing in the Ventura County All-Star Game in Moorpark, Calif. The two-sport letterwinner played on the Thousand Oaks lacrosse team as a freshman.

Matt plans to major in computer engineering and would be interested in a career working in Silicon Valley. He is proud of a personal computer he built for himself. Spadaro enjoys playing street hockey and fishing. Blink-182, Hands Like Houses and Sum 41 are three of his favorite bands. He also has five years of experience officiating youth football in the Thousand Oaks area. The Thousand Oaks native was born on October 19, 1995.

Victor Vernon
DL | 6'3 | 275 | Jr. | Chicago, Ill./De Anza College

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A two-year starter at De Anza College (Coach Dan Atencio), Vic is a defensive line candidate headed to San Jose State. 247Sports.com ranked him as the #23 top California Community College prospect and #6 among defensive linemen in its early February composite rankings. Vernon was credited with 19.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks in his two seasons at the community college level. He began his college football career at Indiana State University in 2011 and redshirted the season.

The graduate of Providence Catholic High in New Lenox, Ill., lettered in football (Coach Mark Coglianese) and wrestling. He also lettered in wrestling at St. Rita High in Chicago. As a 14-year old, he reached the championship match of the 2007 Illinois Elementary School Association state meet in the 155-pound weight class.

Vic plans to major in accounting. His sister, Allie Vernon, completed four seasons on the Santa Clara University women's soccer team in 2013. She was the 2009 West Coast Conference Co-Freshman of the Year in women's soccer. One of his long-term goals is to manage his family's business enterprises. The Chicago native was born on September 20, 1992.

Cleveland Wallace III
CB | 5'11 | 175 | So. | San Jose, Calif./U. of Washington

A transfer from the University of Washington, Cleveland is enrolled at San Jose State University and is available to participate in 2014 spring practice. Wallace, III is projected to play a cornerback position.

At the University of Washington, he played in nine regular season games in 2013 as a fifth defensive back and special teams player. Wallace was credited with nine tackles for the season with a season-high three in the Oregon State win. His first major college pass interception came in the Idaho State victory. He redshirted the 2012 season and was the recipient of the Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad Most Valuable Player at the Huskies' annual post-season awards banquet.

A football (Coach Jay Braun) and track and field letterwinner at San Jose's Oak Grove High, Cleveland was a two-time CalHiSports.com all-state selection that played cornerback and wide receiver. As a senior, he was rated as high as the #42 cornerback prospect nationally and the #84 overall prospect in California by rivals.com.

In his three varsity seasons, Wallace was credited with 12 interceptions and 130 total tackles. Offensively, he rushed 134 times for 1,177 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 75 passes for 1,389 yards and 17 TDs. Overall, he scored 32 touchdowns in his three seasons at Oak Grove. Besides earning all-state honors, Wallace was the Blossom Valley Athletic League (BVAL) Mount Hamilton Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and the Division's Sophomore of the Year in 2009. He concluded his career playing in the 2011 Cal State All-Star Game in Visalia, Calif. In track and field, Wallace was a sprinter and a jumper.

The native of Mountain View, Calif., was born on January 24, 1994.

Malik Watson
QB | 6'3 | 220 | Jr. | San Jose, Calif./Contra Costa College

A 2013 Region III all-state selection from Contra Costa College (Coach Alonzo Carter), Malik will compete for the number-one quarterback job when spring practice begins in February.

In his one season as the full-time starter for Contra Costa, Watson ranked 17th in the state in passing completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 2,623 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 230 completions were seventh best among 2013 California Community College signal callers. As a freshman, Watson played in six games mainly as a reserve quarterback.

The graduate of Pittsburg (Calif.) High lettered in football (Coach Victor Galli) and baseball. In two football seasons, Malik completed 183-of-344 passes with 15 interceptions for 3,020 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was an honorable mention all-league choice as a junior and a first-team All-Bay Valley Athletic League pick as a senior. He concluded his high school career playing in the 2011 Cal State all-star football game. In baseball, he was a pitcher and an outfielder.

Malik plans to major in Radio/TV/Film. He is interested in a career in the film industry and lists Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper as his favorite actors. One uncle, Joshua Brown, is a well-known Hollywood hairstylist for actresses such as Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson-Peete and Tangi Miller. His uncle Marlin Brown was a letterwinning defensive end on the 1987 through 1989 Washington State football teams. Watson enjoys listening to jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues music, playing billiards and paintball and dirt bike riding. The native of Honolulu, Hawaii was born on October 4, 1993.

Jonathan Whittley
WR/S | 6'1 | 205 | Fr. | Richmond, Calif./Castlemont HS

One of a pair of twin brothers planning on joining the San Jose State football program for the 2014 season, Jonathan was a wide receiver and a safety during his high school career. Whittley played for Castlemont High in Oakland, Calif. (Coach Clyde Byrd) as a senior in 2013. As a junior, he was a member of the Cordova High team in Rancho Cordova, Calif. (Coach Vance Mueller). In his first varsity season, Jonathan played for Kennedy High in Richmond, Calif. (Coach Mack Carminer). Jonathan concluded his high school football career playing in the 2014 Legacy Classic in San Jose, Calif.

Jonathan academic interests lean towards the food industry. He is interested in managing a restaurant. He likes watching the Food Network�s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Bravo�s Top Chef. Whittley enjoys the music of hip-hop recording artists Meek Mill and the late Lil Snupe. Jonathan is six minutes older than his twin brother, Jordan. The native of Oakland, Calif., was born on February 6, 1996.

Jordan Whittley
RB | 6'2 | 240 | Fr. | Richmond, Calif./Castlemont HS

Like his twin brother, Jonathan Whittley, Jordan is projecte San Jose State football program in 2014. Slightly bigger than his brother, Jordan was used as a running back and linebacker at Castlemont High in Oakland, Calif. (Coach Clyde Byrd) in 2013, Cordova High in Rancho Cordova, Calif. (Coach Vance Mueller) in 2012 and Kennedy High in Richmond, Calif. (Coach Mack Carminer) in 2011. Jordan finished his high school football career participating in the 2014 Legacy Classic all-star game in San Jose, Calif.

Presently, Jordan is undecided about an academic major. He is interested in a career either in athletic training or coaching. He enjoys action and movie comedies. Ride Along, The Avengers and Identity Theft are among his favorites. Kevin Hart and Tyler Perry are two of his favorite actors. Jordan is the younger brother of the Whittley twins by six minutes. The native of Oakland, Calif., was born on February 6, 1996.

David Williams
S | 6'1 | 200 | Fr. | Los Angeles, Calif./Dorsey HS

A 2013 Los Angeles all-city selection, David is a safety prospect headed to San Jose State in 2014. Williams was a 2013 first-team all-city and All-Los Angeles Wave defensive back for Dorsey High in Los Angeles (Coach Paul Knox). A team captain as a senior, he was credited with 60 tackles and three pass interceptions.

The two-way player also excelled as a wide receiver. As a junior, he caught 42 passes for 614 yards and seven touchdowns. He concluded his high school football career playing in the December 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif., and the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif. The two-sport letterwinner was a 400-meter runner and long jumper for the Dorsey High track and field team.

David is undecided on an academic major. He enjoys participating in local charitable activities. One of his uncles is rapper DJ Quik. One of his cousins is Texas A&M wide receiver Sebastian Larue, a freshman on the 2013 Aggies team. The Los Angeles native was born on June 8, 1996.

Kyle Wright
OT | 6'7 | 300 | Jr. | Alta Loma, Calif./Chaffey College

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A 2013 Region V all-state selection from Chaffey College (Coach Rob Hadaway), Kyle is enrolled at San Jose State University and is available to participate in 2014 spring practice. The versatile offensive lineman is projected as a tackle prospect with the Spartans. The first-team Mountain Conference American Division choice a year ago played the tackle position as a sophomore and split time between center and guard as a freshman.

The graduate of Los Osos High (Coach Tom Martinez) was an offensive tackle in high school. As a freshman, he was a wiry, 6-foot, 210-pounder who grew close to his present frame by his senior year.

Kyle plans to major in history. He enjoys bass fishing, skeet and target shooting and is in the process of restoring a 1952 Chevy pick-up truck. One of his uncles is Michael Snow, Georgia Tech's punter during the 1984 and 1985 seasons. The native of Pomona, Calif., was born on May 14, 1993.