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Time (PT) Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Fall '15 Class Hometown Last School Highlights
5:08 am Jatory Sparks-Brown RB 5-11 215 Freshman

DeSoto, Texas

DeSoto HS

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5:54 am Juwan Washington RB 5-7 175 Freshman

Kennedale, Texas

Kennedale HS

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6:08 am Parker Baldwin ATH 6-2 200 Freshman

Siloam Springs, Ark.

Siloam Springs HS

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6:21 am Myles Cheatum DL 6-2 250 Freshman

Cedar Park, Texas

Cedar Park HS

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6:52 am Daishawn Dixon OL 6-5 340 Freshman

San Antonio, Texas

William Howard Taft HS

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7:08 am Reggie Murphy LB 6-5 250 Freshman

Menife, Calif.

Heritage HS

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7:13 am Issac Lessard LB 6-3 220 Freshman

Sacramento, Calif.

Jesuit HS

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7:18 am Dwayne Parchment DB 5-11 190 Freshman

Fontana, Calif.

Kaiser HS

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7:20 am Ron Smith DB 6-0 165 Freshman

Berkeley, Calif.

St. Mary's HS

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7:29 am Jerry Chaney WR 6-0 180 Freshman

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Rancho Cucamonga HS

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7:30 am Hasani Smith TE 6-5 275 Freshman

Upland, Calif.

Upland HS

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7:34 am Ryan Agnew QB 6-0 175 Freshman

Southlake, Texas

Carroll HS

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7:36 am Nick Gerhard OL 6-5 285 Freshman

Arlington, Texas

Mansfield Timberview HS

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7:41 am Jeff Clay DB 6-0 180 Freshman

Lancaster, Calif.

Antelope Valley HS

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8:05 am John Carroll ATH 6-2 225 Freshman

Santa Clarita, Calif.

St. Francis HS

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Enrolled Tanner Blain K 6-0 210 Junior

Lindenhurst, Ill.

Lakes Community HS/El Camino College

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Enrolled Ryan Krum OL 6-4 335 Junior

El Cajon, Calif.

Valhalla HS/UAB

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Enrolled Michael Peoples DL 6-3 260 Freshman

Avondale, Ariz.

Agua Fria HS

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Enrolled Ryan Pope OL 6-7 320 Sophomore

Long Beach, Calif.

Lakewood HS/Long Beach City College

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Enrolled Maxwell Smith QB 6-5 235 Senior

Granada Hills, Calif.

Birmingham HS/Kentucky

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Roster updates occur once the Athletic Department receives the official NLI and is approved by the Compliance Department.
 
     
     
 
Jatory Sparks-Brown  

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Running Back | Freshman | 5-11, 215 | DeSoto, Texas | DeSoto HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Helped DeSoto High School to a 38-4 (.905) record over three years, going 10-2 in 2014, and 14-1 in both 2013 and 2012 ... Rushed for 991 yards over his career on 151 attempts (6.6 avg.) with 15 touchdowns, according to MaxPreps ... Best year was as a junior in 2013, where he had 504 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns according to MaxPreps ... Is a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports ... Graded out as a 79 by 247sports and a 75 by ESPN ... Chose SDSU over offers from Illinois State, Minnesota, Northern Colorado, Toledo and Utah State, according to Rivals ... Also received interest from Texas and Texas Tech.
 
 
     
 
Juwan Washington  

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Running Back | Freshman | 5-7, 175 | Kennedale, Texas | Kennedale HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Racked up big numbers at Kennedale High School, where he won three varsity letters ... Rushed for 5,139 yards and 75 touchdowns with an average of 9.5 yards per carry during his career, according to MaxPreps ... Eclipsed the 300-yard mark five times in 24 games as a prep ... Also combined for 836 yards on kickoff returns ... Earned second-team all-state honors after running for 2,695 yards and 39 scores during his senior season, leading the Wildcats to a 12-1 overall record and an appearance in the UIL Conference 4A Regionals ... Rated as a three-star recruit by Scout, 247sports and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by Rivals ... Earned a grade of 82 by 247sports and a 74 from ESPN ... Picked SDSU over other offers from Houston, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State ... Also received recruiting interest from numerous other schools, including Arkansas, Baylor, Brigham Young, Duke, Kansas State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, TCU and USC, among others.
 
 
     
 
Parker Baldwin  

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Athlete | Freshman | 6-2, 200 | Siloam Springs, Ark. | Siloam Springs HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Combined for 893 yards receiving and rushing at Siloam Springs High School in Siloam Springs, Ark., as a senior in 2014, while making 134 tackles on defense ... Finished with 35 catches for 758 yards (21.7 avg.) and 11 carries for 135 yards (12.3 avg.), combining for eight touchdowns ... Was named an all-state player in Arkansas as a senior ... Helped the Panthers to the playoffs all three seasons ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Also was a state champion in the 200-meter dash ... Also received offers from Eastern Illinois and UNLV in the recruiting process.
 
 
     
 
Myles Cheatum  

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Defensive Lineman | Freshman | 6-2, 250 | Cedar Park, Texas | Cedar Park HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Recorded 10 tackles for loss as a senior at Cedar Park High, leading the Timberwolves to a 12-4 overall record and a narrow loss in the Conference 5A Division 2 championship game ... Also rushed for 113 yards and eight touchdowns, and added 13 receptions for 223 yards and two scores on offense in 2014 ... A three-year varsity letterwinner at Cedar Park High, where he led the Timberwolves to a combined 37-8 record, according to MaxPreps ... A two-time all-District 25 selection ... A two-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Earned a 75 grade by 247sports ... Also lettered in basketball in high school ... Chose San Diego State over offers from Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Texas State (according to Rivals) ... Also drew interest from Louisiana Monroe, Texas Tech and UT-San Antonio.
 
 
     
 
Daishawn Dixon  

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Offensive Lineman | Freshman | 6-5, 340 | San Antonio, Texas | William Howard Taft HS | Listen Highlights
Represented the U.S. National Select Team in a 20-15 win over the IFAF World Team on Jan. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas ... A first-team all-District selection ... A two-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... A three-year letterwinner at William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio, Texas ... Played basketball as a sophomore ... Picked SDSU over an offer from New Mexico State (according to Rivals), while also receiving interest from New Mexico, Oklahoma State and UTSA.
 
 
     
 
Reggie Murphy  

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Linebacker | Freshman | 6-5, 250 | Menifee, Calif. | Heritage HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Led Heritage High School to a 36-4 (.900) record over his three years that he earned letters, including a 12-1 mark in 2014 and an appearance in the CIF Inland Division semfinals ... The Patriots were also 13-1 in 2013 and 11-2 in 2012 ... Recorded 42 total tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception during his senior season, according to MaxPreps ... A three-star recruit by 247sports and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Received a grade of 86 by 247sports and a 71 by ESPN ... Also played basketball (center) and baseball (first base) at Heritage HS ... Picked SDSU over an offer from Rivals, according to Rivals, while getting interest from Colorado State, Fresno State and UCLA.
 
 
     
 
Issac Lessard  

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Linebacker | Freshman | 6-3, 220 | Sacramento, Calif. | Jesuit HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Led Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Calif., with 58 total tackles and four tackles for loss, along with two sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery as a senior according to MaxPreps.com ... Named first-team all-Delta League, first-team all-Metro, team captain and team's defensive MVP as a senior ... Led the Marauders to a 9-3 overall record in 2014 and an appearance in the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs ... Played quarterback his junior season at Yuba City High, completing 89 of 173 pass attempts (51 percent) for 1,711 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 307 yards and eight scores ... A first-team all-Tri County Conference and all-Area selection, and a team captain as a junior ... Helped lead the Honkers to an appearance in the third round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin playoffs in 2013 ... Also played rugby in high school ... Father, Norm, played college football at Fresno State ... Chose San Diego State over Sacramento State.
 
 
     
 
Dwayne Parchment  

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Defensive Back | Freshman | 5-11, 190 | Fontana, Calif. | Kaiser HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Won three varsity letters at Kaiser High School, where he received first-team all-Sunkist League recognition on two occasions ... Rushed for 814 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior campaign, earning all-CIF Southern Section honors ... Also logged 77 tackles and two interceptions on defense, helping the Cats to an 8-3 record and a conference title in 2014 ... Was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by 247sports ... Received a grade of 78 by 247sports and a 73 by ESPN ... Chose SDSU over other offers from Boise State, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho (according to Rivals) ... Also received interest from Georgia, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh and Temple.
 
 
     
 
Ron Smith  

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Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-0, 165 | Berkeley, Calif. | St. Mary's HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Helped St. Mary's High go 21-6 (.778) over his final two years, including a 11-2 mark in 2014 ... Recorded a team-high 69 total tackles with two interceptions as a senior at St. Mary's High, according to MaxPreps ... Also added two interceptions for 117 yards, three pass deflections and a forced fumble ... Added team highs of 175 kick return yards (21.9 avg.) and 81 punt return yards (9.0 avg.) ... Helped lead the Panthers to an 11-2 overall record and an appearance in the CIF North Coast Division 4 championship game in 2014 ... Had a bigger year in 2013l, recording a team-best 135 tackles (125 solo), two interceptions for 65 yards, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two pass defelections ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN ... Received a scout grade of 86 by 247sports and a 75 by ESPN ... Picked San Diego State over offers from Air Force, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming, according to Rivals.
 
 
     
   
Jerry Chaney  

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Wide Receiver | Freshman | 6-0, 180 | Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. | Rancho Cucamonga HS | Listen Highlights
Moa-1

Totaled 49 catches for 587 yards and four touchdowns over his career (according to Maxpreps) ... Had 19 catches for 232 yards (12.2 avg.) and a touchdown in 2014 and 30 receptions for 355 yards (11.8 avg.) and three scores in 2013 ... Was a second-team all-Baseline League selection at safety as a senior ... Also was named the team's receiver of the year ... A team captain in 2014 ... A three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports ... Received a grade of 73 by 247sports and a 70 from ESPN ... Also was an honor student ... Father, Jerry, played football at Purdue ... Also received an offer from UC Davis, and was recruited by Fresno State, San Jose State and USC.

 
 
     
 
Hasani Smith  

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Tight End | Freshman | 6-5, 275 | Upland, Calif. | Upland HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Finished with six catches for 128 yards and one touchdown as senior at Upland High School en route to earning second-team all-Baseline League honors ... Also hauled in three touchdowns receptions during his junior campaign ... Earned three varsity letters at Upland High School, where he helped lead the Highlanders to a berth in the 2014 CIF Southern Section West Valley Division semifinals ... Is listed as a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout, and a two-star player by Rivals and 247sports ... Received a grade of 76 by 247sports and a 71 by ESPN ... Also received recruiting interest from Boise State, San Jose State, UCLA and USC, according to Rivals.
 
 
     
 
Ryan Agnew  

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Quarterback | Freshman | 6-0, 175 | Southlake, Texas | Carroll HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Passed for 6,967 yards and 56 touchdowns over three years at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas, leading the Dragons to a combined 36-5 (.878) record, according to Maxpreps.com ... Also rushed for 2,286 yards with 38 touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry ... Passed for 3,197 yards as a senior in 2014, going 223-for-335 (66.7 pct.) with 22 touchdowns, while adding 53 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground in a 13-1 season ... As a junior in 2013, was 200-for-316 (63.3 pct.) for 29 touchdowns against just seven interceptions, and an impressive 1,257 rushing yards and 20 scores on the ground ... Added 496 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in 2012 ... Was a two-time District MVP (2013-14) ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247sports, and a two-star pick by Scout ... Earned an 83 grade by 247 sports and a 73 by ESPN ... Chose San Diego State over offers from Arkansas State, UConn, Houston, Navy, S.F. Austin, Texas State and UNLV (according to Rivals).
 
 
     
 
Nick Gerhard  

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Offensive Lineman | Freshman | 6-5, 285 | Arlington, Texas | Mansfield Timberview HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Led Mansfield Timberview High School to a 18-6 record over his two years, including a 10-2 mark in 2014 ... A first-team all-District, all-State and DFW Super Team selection as a senior ... A two-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Earned a grade of 74 by 247sports ... Also played baseball in high school (pitcher and first base) ... According to Rivals, also received recruiting interest from Kansas State, New Mexico, North Texas and UTEP.
 
 
     
 
Jeff Clay  

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Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-0, 180 | Lancaster, Calif. | Antelope Valley HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Did a little bit of everything at Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, Calif., as a senior, leading the team in passing yards (567), passing touchdowns (3), rushing attempts (133), rushing yards (1,374), rushing touchdowns (22), 100-yard rushing games (8), total yards (2,005) and all-purpose yards (1,580), while adding 32 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries, three blocked punts, four receptions and 64 receiving yards ... Earned first-team all-Golden League honors as a quarterback and defensive lineman ... Earned two stars from Rivals (defensive back), Scout (wide receiver) and 247sports (outside linebacker) ... Received a grade of 78 by 247sports ... Also ran track at AVH.
 
 
     
 
John Carroll  

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Athlete | Freshman | 6-2, 225 | Santa Clarita, Calif. | St. Francis HS | Listen Highlights
Kottman-1 Excelled on both sides of the ball at St. Francis High in Santa Clarita, Calif. ... Had 33 receptions for 576 yards (17.5 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior (according to Maxpreps), while recording a team-high 85 tackles, four sacks, two pass breakups and a forced fumble on defense ... Led the Golden Knights to a 21-4 (.840) record over the final two seasons, including an 11-1 mark in 2014 ... Was a three-time all-league pick (2012-14), a two-time all-CIF selection (2013-14) and a first-team all-state pick (Maxpreps) (2014) ... Was the Angelus League MVP, Pasadena Star News Defensive Player of the Year and a Maxpreps second-team All-American as a senior ... Also garnered all-area accolades from the Pasadena Star News and Glendale News Press each of his three seasons ... A three-star recruit according to 247sports and Scout, and a two-star pick by Rivals ... Scout ranked him as the ninth-best tight end recruit in California ... Received an 87 from 247sports ... A scholar-athlete for three years ... Captained his basketball and football team ... Picked the Aztecs over offers from UC Davis and UNLV, while also receiving interest from Arizona, California, Colorado and Wake Forest.
 
 
     
   
Tanner Blain  

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Kicker | Junior | 6-0, 210 | Lindenhurst, Ill. | Lake Community HS/El Camino College | Listen Highlights
Siragusa-1

Enrolled at SDSU for the spring semester ... Was at Kentucky for two years, redshirting the 2012 season and practicing in 2013, before transferring to El Camino College ... Punted 53 times for 1,968 yards (37.1 avg.) in 2014 at ECC with a long of 63 yards ... Eighteen of his 53 punts landed inside the 20, while 11 were fair caught and just one went for a touchback ... A two-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports ... Received a grade of 73 by 247sports ... Played wide receiver, cornerback, kicker and punter for Lakes Community High School, helping the Eagles to conference championship as a senior ... Named all-conference and No. 1 punter in the area ... Averaged 44.6 yards per punt, while converting on 9-of-12 field goal attempts with an 85 percent touchback rate in his senior season ... Averaged 41.3 yards per punt as a junior and 39.4 yards per punt as a sophomore ... Also earned three letters as a shooting guard in basketball ... Lettered one year in track and field, competing in the jumping events (long, triple and high).

 
 
     
 
Ryan Krum  

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Offensive Lineman | Junior | 6-4, 335 | El Cajon, Calif. | Valhalla HS/UAB | Listen Highlights
Enrolled at San Diego State in January ... Transferred from UAB after the Blazers had their football program dropped late in 2014 ... Redshirted his lone season at UAB ... Before joining the Blazers, played two years locally at Grossmont College ... Originally picked UAB out of Grossmont College over an offer from Florida A&M, and interest from Baylor, Florida International, Georgia State, Illinois, Kentucky, San Diego State, San Jose State, Texas Tech, USC and Utah State (according to Rivals).
 
 
     
 
Michael Peoples  

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Defensive Lineman | Freshman | 6-3, 260 | Avondale, Ariz. | Agua Fria HS | Listen Highlights
Graduated early from Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Ariz., and enrolled at SDSU in January ... Recorded 24 total tackles with two fumble recoveries, one tackle for loss and 1.5 sacks as a senior, according to MaxPreps ... A two-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout ... Received a grade of 70 from 247sports.com ... Picked San Diego State over offers from Army and UC Davis, according to Rivals ... Also received interest from Air Force, Boise State, Michigan, San Jose State, Utah and Wyoming.
 
 
     
 
Ryan Pope  

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Offensive Lineman | Junior | 6-7, 320 | Long Beach, Calif. | Lakewood HS/Long Beach City College | Listen Highlights
Enrolled in San Diego State in January after spending one season at Long Beach City College ... Will have four years to play three seasons with the Aztecs ... Helped lead the Vikings to a 9-2 overall record in 2014, including a 75-41 victory over Golden West in the Beach Bowl ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a two-star recruit by Scout.com.
 
 
     
 
Maxwell Smith  

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Quarterback | Senior | 6-5, 235 | Granada Hills, Calif. | Birmingham HS/Kentucky | Listen Highlights
Signed a GIA with the Aztecs in December and is enrolled for spring ball ... Will have one year left to play at SDSU ... Was 292-of-486 (60.0 pct.) for 3,070 yards and 21 touchdowns against nine interceptions over 21 games and 11 starts at Kentucky from 2012-13 ... Earned Freshman All-SEC honors as a true freshman in 2011, completing 84-of-153 (54.9 pct.) passes for 819 yards and four touchdowns ... As a sophomore in 2012, Smith was 103-for-150 (68.7 pct.) for 975 yards and eight touchdowns before an ankle injury sidelined him for the season ... Had been averaging 322 yards per game over the three full contests he had played before the injury ... In 2013, Smith led UK with 1,276 passing yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception, going 105-for-183 (57.4 pct.) ... Played his senior season at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. ... Threw for approximately 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns with only two interceptions ... Named all-West Valley Conference and to the all-city team ... Also played basketball ... Received the school's Most Valuable Senior Award, covering all sports ... Was originally a three-star recruit out of high school, picking Kentucky over Boise State, California, Fresno State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
 
 
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