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Time (PT)PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh SchoolHighlights
5:28 am Yasir Durant OL 6-7 345 Philadelphia, Pa.. Imhotep Institute Highlights
6:16 am Douglas Tucker II OL 6-5 300 Dallas, Texas Parish Episcopal HS Highlights
6:28 am Turner Bernard LS 6-1 200 Glendale, Ariz. Mountain Ridge HS Highlights
7:16 am Tyler Roemer OL 6-7 305 Fernley, Nev. Fernley HS Highlights
7:20 am Troy Cassidy LB 6-3 210 Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad HS Highlights
7:21 am Chase Jasmin RB 5-11 185 Agoura Hills, Calif. Westlake HS Highlights
7:26 am Kyle Spalding TE 6-6 270 McKinleyville, Calif. McKinleyville HS Highlights
7:30 am Tayler Hawkins ATH 6-1 185 Palm Springs, Calif. Palm Springs HS Highlights
7:37 am Donnell Greene OL 6-6 340 Atlanta, Ga. Kell HS/Coffeyville CC Highlights
7:38 am Dwayne Johnson, Jr. DB 6-2 190 Murrieta, Calif. Vista Murrieta HS Highlights
7:40 am Parker Houston TE 6-3 240 Sparks, Nev. Edward C. Reed HS Highlights
7:47 am Dru Mathis LB 6-3 205 Ventura, Calif. Buena HS Highlights
7:50 am Parie Dedeaux, Jr. ATH 6-1 180 Los Angeles, Calif. Dorsey HS Highlights
8:29 am Isiah Macklin WR 6-5 200 Las Vegas, Nev. Green Valley HS Highlights
8:34 am Will Stricklin II ATH 6-0 200 San Marcos, Calif. Mission Hills HS Highlights
8:44 am Timothy Wilson, Jr. WR 6-4 190 Plano, Texas Plano East HS Highlights
8:48 am Kyree Woods DB 6-0 175 Mesa, Ariz. Chandler HS Highlights
9:14 am Forrest Hanlon DL 6-2 240 Lemon Grove, Calif. Helix HS Highlights
9:57 am Trenton Thompson DB 6-2 185 Palm Springs, Calif. Palm Springs HS Highlights
11:13 am Chibu Onyeukwu DL 6-4 240 Pittsburg, Calif. Deer Valley HS/Contra Costa College Highlights
11:44 am Keoni Stallworth DB 6-1 190 Elk Grove, Calif. Cosumnes Oak HS Highlights
11:51 am Zachary Thomas OL 6-5 270 Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad HS Highlights
4:15 pm Kaelin Himphill LB 6-2 225 Hillsboro, Ore. Liberty HS Highlights
7:19 pm Keith Ismael OL 6-3 310 Daly City, Calif. Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Highlights
Enrolled Derrick Achayo OL 6-4 285 Roseville, Calif. Oakmont HS/Sierra College Highlights
Enrolled Jondarius Gardner DL 6-4 285 Pensacola, Fla. Pine Forest/Mesa CC Highlights

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

Signee Bios

Yasir Durant
Offensive Line | Freshman | 6-7 | 345 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Imhotep Institute | Highlights Highlights
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Earned three letters at Imhotep, propelling the Panthers to three Philadelphia Public League championships, three city championships and two berths to the state championships during his career ... Helped Imhotep become the first Philadelphia city public school to win a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association football title his senior season with a perfect 15-0 record ... Named a Pennsylvania Football Writers' all-State Class AAA honoree and earned his second Daily News All-Public League first-team and all-city honor in 2015 ... Anchored an offensive line that helped Imhotep outscore opponents 702-104 ... A three-star recruit by ESPN, 247sports and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals ... Earned an 80 grade by 247sports and a 73 by ESPN ... Ranked as the 35th best recruit in Pennsylvania by 247sports and Rivals ... Member of Imhotep's honor roll ... Chose San Diego State over offers from Arizona State, Illinois, Monmouth, North Carolina, Rutgers, Temple and Texas Tech.

Douglas Tucker II
Offensive Line | Freshman | 6-5 | 300 | Dallas, Texas | Parish Episcopal HS | Highlights Highlights
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Played four years at Parish Episcopal High School in Dallas, Texas ... Excelled on both sides of the line ... Led the Panthers to a 11-2 record in 2015, including a 6-1 mark in league play ... Was an all-state and all-district selection ... Was a three-star recruit by Scout and a two-star recruit by Rivals as an offensive lineman ... Also a three-star recruit by 247sports as a defensive tackle ... Scout rated him as the 13th-best offensive tackle in talent-laden Texas ... Received a grade of 81 by 247sports ... Is a member of the track and field team as well ... Also received offers from UMass, Nevada, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, UTSA and Tulane.

Turner Bernard
Long Snapper | Freshman | 6-1 | 200 | Glendale, Ariz. | Mountain Ridge HS | Highlights Highlights
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Will look to continue SDSU's success at long snapper ... Played three years at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... Was a two-time all-state long snapper ... Received a five-star rating from Kohl's Kicking, which also listed him as the nation's top incoming long snapper ... A two-star recruit by Rivals as an athlete, and by Scout, 247sports and ESPN as long snapper ... Received a grade of 74 by 247sports and graded out as the No. 7 player at the position ... Earned a grade of 69 by ESPN and was picked as the top long snapper in the 2016 class ... Was chosen to snap in the Under Armour All-America game ... Received the highest overall snapping score for all 2015 Showcase Camps as well as the highest overall score for the 2015 Scholarship Camp ... Picked SDSU over offers from Utah and Northwestern.

Tyler Roemer
Offensive Line | Freshman | 6-7 | 305 | Fernley, Nev. | Fernley HS | Highlights Highlights
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Played three years at Fernley High School in Fernley, Nev., starring on both sides of the ball ... Led the Vaqueros to back-to-back 7-2 league seasons after going 5-4 in 2013 ... Was all-league and all-state at both offensive and defensive line ... Also was chosen as the lineman of the year ... Recorded 108 tackles over the past three seasons, including 95 over the past two years (according to MaxPreps) ... Added seven sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, eight pass deflections and two blocked field goals ... Is a two-star recruit as an offensive tackle at both Rivals and Scout ... Also played two years of basketball, and was a member of the swimming and wrestling team one year apiece ... Picked the Aztecs over an offer and official visit at Louisville.

Troy Cassidy
Linebacker | Freshman | 6-3 | 210 | Carlsbad, Calif. | Carlsbad HS | Highlights Highlights
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Three-year letterwinner at Carlsbad High School at nearby Carlsbad ... Recorded 178 tackles, 119 solo, with 10 sacks over his Lancer career ... All-CIF San Diego Section first-team defense honoree his senior season after ranking second on the team with 69 tackles, 46 solo, four tackles for loss and two interceptions for 85 yards and 4.5 sacks, according to MaxPreps ... At tight end in 2015, recorded 226 yards on 13 receptions, scoring three touchdowns ... Helped lead Carlsbad to a 2015 Avocado West League championship, returning an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in the title game ... All-Avocado West League second team honoree his junior season, recording 82 tackles, 55 solo, nine tackles for loss and five sacks ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN ... Earned a grade of 72 by ESPN ... Lettered in volleyball for the Lancers, earning All-Academic Team honors and scholar-athlete accolades and helping Carlsbad to a spot in the CIF San Diego Section Boys' Volleyball Championship match ... Also received offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Navy, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah State, Washington and Washington State (according to Rivals).

Chase Jasmin
Running Back | Freshman | 5-11 | 185 | Agoura Hills, Calif. | Westlake HS | Highlights Highlights
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Earned three letters at Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif. ... Rushed for 2,808 yards and 24 touchdowns over his three-year career on 378 attempts (7.4 avg.), breaking 100 yards on 12 occasions (according to MaxPreps) ... Added 30 career receptions for 315 yards (10.5 avg.) and another score ... Ran for 979 yards and 11 touchdowns on 149 carries (6.6 avg.) as a senior with five 100-yard rushing games ... Also caught 14 passes for 198 yards (14.1 avg.) ... Rushed for 1,413 yards and 13 touchdowns on 157 attempts (9.0 avg.) as a junior with seven 100-yard rushing games ... Added nine catches for 54 yards (6.0 avg.) and another score ... Carried 72 times for 416 yards (5.8 avg.) and two touchdowns as a sophomore, while adding seven catches for 63 yards (9.0 avg.) ... An all-Marmonte League and all-CIF selection ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN ... Scout ranks him as the eight-best running back in California and 10th on the West Coast ... Received a grade of 85 by Scout and a 75 by ESPN ... Also competed in boxing growing up ... Also received offers from Arizona, Colorado, Montana State, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming, while receiving interest from USC.

Kyle Spalding
Tight End | Freshman | 6-6 | 270 | McKinleyville, Calif. | McKinleyville HS | Highlights Highlights
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Earned two letters at McKinleyville High School in McKinleyville, Calif. ... Played quarterback for the Panthers, but was recruited as a tight end ... Was 352-for-617 for 5,103 yards and 54 touchdowns against just 15 interceptions over the last two years (according to MaxPreps) ... Also added 960 yards on the ground on 255 carries and an additional 22 scores ... Punted for McKinleyville at times as well, averaging 36.8 yards per boot on 30 career punts ... Was an all-county selection and team MVP ... A two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Also a three-year letterwinner on the baseball team and a one-time basketball letterwinner ... A scholar-athlete ... Also received an offer from Nevada and Humboldt State.

Tayler Hawkins
Athlete | Freshman | 6-1 | 185 | Palm Springs, Calif. | Palm Springs HS | Highlights Highlights
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Was a four-year letterwinner at Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, Calif., with fellow incoming recruit Trenton Thompson ... Led the Indians to a 24-3 (.889) record, including a 11-1 (.917) mark in league play, over the past two years ... Helped the 2015 squad capture a CIF Championship ... Caught 94 passes for 1,915 yards (20.4 avg.) and 25 touchdowns over the past two years (according to MaxPreps), as well as 196 rushing yards and three more scores on 27 carries (7.3 avg.) ... Over the past three years on defense (2013-15), totaled 133 tackles (96 solo), nine interceptions, 14 pass deflections, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... Also punted 26 times for 962 yards (37.0 avg.) as a senior in 2015 ... Was a three-time first-team all-league selection and a two-time first-team all-CIF pick ... A three-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports as an "athlete" and a three-star recruit by Scout and ESPN as a cornerback ... Is ranked as the 11th-best cornerback in California by Scout and the 12th best on the West Coast ... Received a grade of 85 by 247sports and a mark of 70 by ESPN ... Also is on the track and field team at PSHS ... Picked the Aztecs over Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State, UNLV, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming ... Took official visits to Colorado and Washington State.

Donnell Greene
Offensive Line | Junior | 6-6 | 340 | Atlanta, Ga. | Kell HS/Coffeyville CC | Highlights Highlights
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Played at Coffeyville Community College ... Was named as Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference's top returning offensive lineman heading into the 2015 season after starting every contest for Coffeyville ... Three-star recruit according to Rivals, and a two-star recruit according to 247Sports and Scout... Earned a grade of 78 by 247Sports ... Played two seasons at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. ... Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State first team after a 2013 senior season in which he recorded 85 tackles, 47 on his own, and garnered Georgia 5A Region 7B honors in 2012 ... Selected SDSU over offers from South Alabama, Akron and Georgia State.

Dwayne Johnson, Jr.
Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-2 | 190 | Murrieta, Calif. | Vista Murrieta HS | Highlights Highlights
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Was a three-year letterwinner at Vista Murrieta High School ... Over his three years the Broncos went 35-7 (.833) and 15-0 in league play ... Led VMHS to a 12-2 record as a senior, including a 5-0 mark in league play and eventual No. 12 state ranking ... Vista Murrieta was also 11-3 (5-0 league) in 2014 and 12-2 (5-0 league) in 2013 ... Totaled 207 tackles (120 solo), seven tackles for loss, eight interceptions, 22 pass deflections, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, two blocked punts and a blocked field goal over his final two years (according to MaxPreps) ... Is a three-star recruit by Scout and 247 sports, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN ... Scout rated him as the 17th-best safety in California and the 26th best on the West Coast ... Received a grade of 83 by 247sports and a 68 by ESPN ... Is a member of the basketball team at Vista Murrieta HS ... Chose the Aztecs over an offer from UNLV, while also receiving interest from Fresno State.

Parker Houston
Tight End | Freshman | 6-3 | 240 | Sparks, Nev. | Edward C. Reed HS | Highlights Highlights
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A two-year letterwinner at Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nev. ... Led the Raiders to a 24-5 (.828) record over his two seasons, including a 9-1 (.900) mark in league play ... Helped the Raiders capture a regional championship in 2015 (13-1, 5-0 league) and finish with their first regular season undefeated team since 1983 ... Caught 42 passes for 377 yards and six touchdowns as a senior and 40 catches for 525 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior ... Added 20 tackles on defense as a senior ... Was a two-time first-team all-league and all-region selection ... Also was a two-time all-state pick, including one first-team nod ... A three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, and a two-star pick by 247sports ... Rivals and Scout ranks him as the No. 2 tight end in the state of Nevada ... Received a grade of 79 by Scout ... Also plays basketball and baseball at Reed HS ... Also received offers from Idaho, Nevada and Toledo in the recruiting process.

Dru Mathis
Linebacker | Freshman | 6-3 | 205 | Ventura, Calif. | Buena HS | Highlights Highlights
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Joins his brother, Kendrick, who will be a senior at San Diego State this year ... Was the Co-Channel League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and a first-team all-league pick ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN ... Is ranked as the fifth-best inside linebacker in California by Rivals, the sixth best on the West Coast and the 39th in the country ... Received a grade of 82 by Scout and a 73 by ESPN ... Picked San Diego State over other offers from Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Jose State, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wyoming.

Parie Dedeaux, Jr.
Athlete | Freshman | 6-1 | 180 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Dorsey HS | Highlights Highlights
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Two-year letterwinner at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, Calif. ... As a running back, rushed for 219 yards on 49 carries in nine games with two touchdowns as a senior, according to MaxPreps ... While playing at defensive back, intercepted a pass for 19 yards ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by 247sports ... Ranked as the 14th-best running back by Scout and the 18th best on the West Coast ... Earned an 78 grade by 247sports and a 73 by ESPN ... Chose San Diego State over offers from Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah State, Washington State and Wyoming.

Isiah Macklin
Wide Receiver | Freshman | 6-5 | 200 | Las Vegas, Nev. | Green Valley HS | Highlights Highlights
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Earned two letters at Green Valley in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Was a second-team all-conference pick ... A three-star recruit by Scout at tight end, and a two-star recruit at wide receiver by Rivals and ESPN ... Is ranked as the top tight end in the state of Nevada and the 10th best in the West ... Considered the 15th-best overall recruit out of Nevada by 247sports ... Received a grade 68 by ESPN ... Also played basketball at GVHS ... Picked the Aztecs over an offer from UNLV.

Will Stricklin II
Athlete | Freshman | 6-0 | 200 | San Marcos, Calif. | Mission Hills HS | Highlights Highlights
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Earned three letters at Mission Hills High School in nearby San Marcos, Calif. ... Led the Grizzlies to a 32-6 (.842) record over his three years, including a 11-1 (.917) mark in league play ... MHHS went 11-1 in 2015 and 4-0 in league action, after going 9-3 (4-0 in Avocado East League) in 2014 and 12-2 (3-1) in 2013 ... The 2015 squad was undefeated in regular season, the first time that has occurred in school history ... Was a second-team all-CIF selection ... Also garnered all-league honors ... A two-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN ... Received a grade of 77 by 247sports and a grade of 68 by ESPN ... Also competed on the track and field team a MHHS ... Picked the Aztecs over an offer from Nevada.

Timothy Wilson, Jr.
Wide Receiver | Freshman | 6-4 | 190 | Plano, Texas | Plano East HS | Highlights Highlights
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Was a three-year letterwinner at Plano East High School in Plano, Texas ... Had 18 catches for 341 yards (18.9 avg.) and seven touchdowns in nine games played as a senior in 2015, according to MaxPreps ... Was an all-district first-team pick ... A three-star recruit by Scout and 247sports, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN ... Received a grade of 83 by 247sports and a grade of 69 by ESPN ... Picked the Aztecs over offers from Iowa, Liberty, Louisiana-Monroe and Stephen F. Austin ... Also received interest from Boise State, Kansas, UCF and Utah State.

Kyree Woods
Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-0 | 175 | Mesa, Ariz. | Chandler HS | Highlights Highlights
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A two-year letterwinner at Chandler High School in Mesa, Ariz., the same high school that current wide receiver and 2014 all-MW punt returner Lloyd Mills attended ... Helped the Wolves go 24-4 (.857) over the past two years, including a 9-1 record in league play ... Chandler HS finished first in the state in 2014 and second in 2015 ... Recorded 130 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass deflections over his two seasons, including 85 stops, two interceptions, a touchdown and six pass deflections as a senior in 2015 ... Was an all-state, all-section and all-district selection ... A three-star recruit by 247sports and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... Received a grade of 81 by 247sports and a grade of 71 by ESPN ... Was picked as the 13th-best recruit in Arizona by ESPN and the 17th best by 247sports ... Also plays basketball and competes in track and field at Chandler High School ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Picked the Aztecs over other offers from Brown, Cornell, Nevada, New Mexico State, UNLV and Utah State ... Also received interest from Boise State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Northwestern, Oregon, Washington State and Wyoming.

Forrest Hanlon
Defensive Line | Freshman | 6-2 | 240 | Lemon Grove, Calif. | Helix HS | Highlights Highlights
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Was a four-year letterwinner at nearby Helix High School in Lemon Grove, Calif. ... Led the Highlanders to a 40-9 (.816) record over his four seasons, including a 15-1 (.938) mark in Grossmont League play ... Team finished with California state rankings of 31st (2012), 25th (2013), 15th (2014) and seventh (2015) over his four years (according to MaxPreps) ... Was a first-team all-county pick ... A two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Picked San Diego State over offers from Nevada and San Jose State ... Also received interest from Army, Navy, Montana State, UTEP, UC Davis and UNLV.

Trenton Thompson
Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-2 | 185 | Palm Springs, Calif. | Palm Springs HS | Highlights Highlights
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Earned two letters and played three years at Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Helped the Indians go 24-3 (.889), including a 11-1 (.917) mark in league play over the past two years ... Led the 2015 squad to a CIF Championship ... Logged 219 total tackles (134 solo) over his three years (according to MaxPreps), adding seven tackles for loss, four interceptions, seven pass deflections, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four blocked field goals and two blocked punts ... Also caught 16 passes for 325 yards (20.3 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior in 2015 ... A three-star recruit by Scout and 247sports, and a two-star recruit by Rivals ... Received a grade of 87 by 247sports ... Scout ranked him as the 15th-best outside linebacker in the 2016 class and the 23rd best on the West Coast ... Chose the Aztecs over offers from Colorado State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.

Chibu Onyeukwu
Defensive Line | Junior | 6-4 | 240 | Pittsburg, Calif. | Deer Valley HS/Contra Costa College | Highlights Highlights
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Played two seasons for Contra Costa College alongside his brother, Chima, helping the Comets to consecutive Pacific 7 Conference championships ... Anchored a defensive line in 2015 that allowed the fewest passing yards (157.7) in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) ... Led the team in 2015 with eight sacks 12 tackles for loss ... Recorded 26 tackles, 22 solo ... 2015 All-California Community College Region II first team honoree ... A two-star recruit according to Scout and Rivals ... Played two seasons at Deer Valley, helping the Wolverines to an 11-2 mark his senior season after recording 61 tackles, 28 on his own, an interception and a team-best 6.0 tackles for loss ... 2013 All-Bay Valley Athletic League first team and All-East Bay second team honoree ... Also played basketball at Deer Valley ... Chose SDSU over offers from Fresno State, New Mexico, San José State, UCF, Toledo, Weber State and Iowa State.

Keoni Stallworth
Defensive Back | Freshman | 6-1 | 190 | Elk Grove, Calif. | Consumnes Oaks HS | Highlights Highlights
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Was a three-year letterwinner at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... Helped the Wolfpack go 23-11 (.676) over his three years, including a 12-3 (.800) mark in league play ... Was an all-metro, all-CVC and all-league selection ... Recorded 164 tackles over the past two seasons along with 11 tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Also added a touchdown catch in 2014 and four catches overall ... Received an invitation to play in the Polynesian All-American game ... A three-star recruit as a safety by Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals, 247sports and ESPN ... Ranked as the 20th-best safety in California by Scout and the 30th best on the West Coast ... Received a grade of 78 by 247sports ... Also is on the basketball team and competes on the track and field team at Cosumnes Oaks HS ... Picked the Aztecs over offers from Air Force, Army, Fresno State, Navy, New Mexico, San Diego, San Jose State, UC Davis and Wyoming.

Zachary Thomas
Offensive Line | Freshman | 6-5 | 270 | Carlsbad, Calif. | Carlsbad HS | Highlights Highlights
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Two-year letterwinner at Carlsbad (Calif.) High School ... Alongside fellow 2016 recruit Troy Cassidy, helped lead Carlsbad to an Avocado West League championship and perfect 4-0 mark in league play in 2015 ... All-CIF San Diego Section first team offense and Avocado West League first team honoree his senior season after recording 47 tackles (4.7 per game), 34 solo, and a team-high 11 tackles for loss, according to MaxPreps ... Made three sacks ... Five or more solo tackles in three contests ... Notched two tackles for loss in four of 10 games ... A two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... Played in the Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic ... Also received offers from Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico and UNLV.

Kaelin Himphill
Linebacker | Freshman | 6-2 | 225 | Hillsboro, Ore. | Liberty HS | Highlights Highlights
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Picked up three letters and played four years at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Ore. ... Led the Falcons to a 19-3 (.864) record over the past two years, including a 15-1 (.938) mark in league play ... Helped LHS to a 10-1 record and perfect 8-0 conference record as a senior and a 9-2 mark (7-1 league) as a junior ... Was named the Northwest Oregon Conference defensive player of the year as a senior after recording 59 tackles (3.0 TFL), an interception, three fumble recoveries and three defensive scores (according to the Hillsboro Tribune) ... Was a two-time first-team all-state and two-time all-league pick ... Also a Polynesian All-American ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Is ranked as the top inside linebacker in the state of Oregon and the 13th best in the nation ... Also wrestles and is on the track and field team at Liberty HS ... Chose the Aztecs over numerous offers, including Arizona, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, West Virginia, Army, Boise State, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Hawai`i, Montana, Portland State and UC Davis ... Took official visits to Arizona, Oregon State, Utah and Utah State.

Keith Ismael
Offensive Line | Freshman | 6-3 | 310 | Daly City, Calif. | Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep | Highlights Highlights
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Earned two letters at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in Daly City, Calif. ... Was a first-team all-league pick ... Also was a second-team all-metro honoree ... Named the team's offensive lineman MVP ... A two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Also played lacrosse at SHCP ... Picked San Diego State over offers from Air Force, Army, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Hawai`i, Montana, San Jose State, UC Davis and Utah State.

Derrick Achayo
Offensive Line | Junior | 6-4 | 285 | Roseville, Calif. | Oakmont HS/Sierra College | Highlights Highlights
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Signed with the Aztecs in December and is already enrolled at San Diego State ... A two-year starter at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. ... All-America Community College first team offense, all-California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Region I first team offense and all-Nor-Cal League honoree in 2015 after anchoring an offensive line that averaged a league-best 370.2 passing yards per game ... A three-star recruit according to ESPN and a two-star recruit according to 247sports and Scout ... Earned a grade of 79 from 247sports and a 75 grade from ESPN ... Graduated from the junior college in three semesters and was named to the dean's list ... Earned two letters in football at Oakmont ... All-Capital Valley Conference selection and named the team's best lineman his senior season after recording 45 tackles, 26 solo, 3.5 sacks and a tackle for loss ... Also competed in track and basketball ... Also received offers from Iowa State, Georgia State, Stephen F. Austin and Weber State.

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Jondarius Gardner
Defensive Line | Junior | 6-4 | 285 | Pensacola, Fla. | Pine Forest HS/Mesa CC | Highlights Highlights
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Signed with the Aztecs in December and is already enrolled at San Diego State ... Two-year starter at Mesa Community College in Phoenix ... Made 52 tackles, including 27 on his own, in 19 games played ... Recorded 19 tackles, 13 solo, and had two tackles for loss in 2015, helping the Thunderbirds to the second-best defense in the conference at 84.4 tackles per game, 15 fumble recoveries and 32 sacks ... The team's 844 total tackles also ranked 16th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ... A two-star recruit according to Rivals, 247sports and Scout ... Four-year letterwinner at Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Fla. ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Also competed in track and basketball ... Chose SDSU over an offer from Colorado State.

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