Rice head football coach David Bailiff and staff did not have to venture far to line up the bulk of their 2013 recruiting class.


The Owls inked a total of 18 players on Wednesday, and 12 of those 18 played their high school football in the greater Houston area and 17 of the 18 hail from the state of Texas with the 18th being the latest recruiting success from Canada.


“This is an exciting class that was built through a great deal of hard work by our staff,” Bailiff said. “We were very excited to have the kind of success we had with the recruits in the Houston area. I know so many of their families and their coaches in the area are really excited to know they have chosen to stay close to home so they can enjoy watching them play.  It’s great to see so many choosing Rice as the place where they can combine their love of football and their desire to get a great education.  I can’t wait for this class to get to campus and start working with our returning players to prepare for a great 2013 season.”



NAME                             POS           HT          WT                    HOMETOWN (SCHOOL)

Temi Alaka                     WR            6-2         190                    Houston, TX (Cy Falls)

Anthony Canady II      DB              5-9         170                    Mesquite, TX (Mesquite)

Ty Carter                        DS              6-3         260                    Houston, TX (Mayde Creek)

Jowan Davis                  RB              5-7         205                    Sealy,TX (Sealy)

Nate German                QB             6-2         215                    Cypress, TX (Cy Woods)

Peter Godber                OL              6-4         287                    Toronto, Ontario, Canada (St Andrews)

D.J. Green                      LB              6-2         225                    Mesquite, TX (Horn)

Parker Hanusa              DE              6-3         225                    Austin, TX (Westwood)

Cole Hunt                       TE              6-6         240                    El Campo, TX (El Campo)

Brad Luvender              DT              6-4         265                    Richmond, TX (George Ranch)

Trey Martin                   OL              6-3         270                    El Campo, TX (El Campo)

Graysen Schantz          DE              6-3         240                    Hickory Creek, TX  (Lake Dallas)

Parker Smith                 WR            6-1         190                    Richmond, TX (Travis)

Cole Thomas                 DB              6-2         190                    Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch)

Kenneth Thompson    OL              6-4         285                    Houston, TX (Langham Creek)

Nick Uretsky                  LB              6-0         215                    San Antonio, TX (Alamo Heights)

Robby Wells III             TE              6-5         225                    Katy, TX (Taylor)

Brian Womac                DE              6-3         230                    Houston, TX (Memorial)




Temi Alaka              WR         6-2       190               Houston, TX (Cy Falls)