The latest product of the Owls recruiting efforts in Canada, Godber was named a city and provincial all star as a senior for coach Len Gurr at St. Andrews College. A three-year starter for the Saints and was ranked as the #2 player in Canada this year… Led St. Andrews to the Canadian Independent School Athletic Association title at the Rogers Center in Toronto… Was selected to play for the World Team in the 2012 IFAF International Bowl which was held in Austin.
Bailiff on Godber: ”Big and physical, but also has great feet for a young man his size. He has a huge upside."
D.J. Green LB 6-2 225 Mesquite, TX (Horn)
Co-Defensive MVP of District 12-5A as a senior for coach Rodney Webb and the Jaguars… Led Horn to their most successful season to date, finishing with an 8-4 record and a Bi-District title… Honorable mention All-State pick… Two-year starter who set the career tackles record by averaging 10.3 tackles per game (228 total)… Named to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Top 20 Linebackers prior to his senior year… Ranked by ESPN as the nation’s 39th best outside linebacker and the state’s 59th best player… Second-team Academic All State selection… Played in the school orchestra.
Bailiff on Green: “A highly motivated young man who plays with a high level of energy and intensity.”
Parker Hanusa DE 6-3 225 Austin, TX (Westwood)
Defensive MVP of District 16-5A after a standout senior season for coach Anthony Wood… Led the Warriors to a 10-3 record…. Credited with 18 sacks as a senior and named the team’s Defensive MVP… Named All-CenTex first team and honorable mention All-State… Second-team Academic All State selection… Also plays basketball… A member of the German Club.
Bailiff on Hanusa:: “Long, rangy and athletic defensive end with tremendous growth potential.”
Cole Hunt TE 6-6 240 El Campo, TX (El Campo)
Named the AP’s 3A Defensive Player of the Year for coach Bob Gillis while leading El Campo to the 3-A Division I State Championship game… Earned consensus All-State honors as well as earning a spot on Max Preps Medium School High School All America Team… Joined teammate and fellow Rice signee Trey Martin to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s All Texas High School second team at the conclusion of the season… Had been named one of DCTF’s Top 10 Tight Ends heading into his senior year… Also named All Greater Houston and Victoria-area MVP… Member of the National Honor Society and a four-time Academic All District selection… Junior Ambassador of the Chamber of Commerce, FCA and Interact and was the Elks Student of the Month.
Bailiff on Hunt: “An athlete who excelled on both sides of the ball. He has great growth potential.”
Brad Luvender DT 6-4 265 Richmond, TX (George Ranch)
All-District 23-4A as a senior for coach Ricky Tullos in the Longhorns first season of varsity competition… Led team to a 5-5 finish… Three-year letterman in wrestling, finishing as the district runner-up as a junior… Played rugby on the club level with the Katy Barbarians and was a member of the USA High School All American team that competed internationally in South Africa and Argentina last summer… National Honor Society member.
Bailiff on Luvender: ”A very athletic defensive tackle who showcased his toughness by playing internationally with the junior national rugby team as well as by wrestling in high school.”
Trey Martin OL 6-3 270 El Campo, TX (El Campo)
All-State selection while teaming with fellow Owl signee Cole Hunt to lead El Campo to the 3-A Division 1 State Championship game under coach Bob Gillis... Joined teammate and fellow Rice signee Cole Hunt to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s All Texas High School second team at the conclusion of the season… Earned All-District 25-3A honors on both offense and defense as well as Victoria Area Lineman of the Year and second-team All-Greater Houston… Credited with 81 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack as a senior… Credited with 64 tackles and five sacks on defense… Academic All-District selection.
Bailiff on Martin: “A dominating blocker who led his team in knockdowns and dominated on both sides of the ball.”
Graysen Schantz DE 6-3 240 Hickory Creek, TX (Lake Dallas)
Defensive MVP of District 5-4A as a senior for coach Mike Young at Lake Dallas HS…. All-State honorable mention selection and a finalist for the Dallas-Ft. Worth First Down Club Defensive Player of the Year… Credited with 65 tackles as senior, including 20 for loss (17 sacks) as well as 40 quarterback hurries and three blocked kicks… Finished his career with 150 tackles, including 42 for loss (30 sacks) and 100 hurries… Earned Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a junior… Honorable Mention Academic All State honoree.