In reply to: I don't know who Alize Jones is but... posted by Irishdemon
ND does pretty well at getting Gatorate State POY over the years
and the Irish got one POY from Tennessee before: Harrison Smith
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today second-team prep All-America pick for 2006 on defense as athlete ... rated 11th prep player nationally on ESPN 150 listing ... selected to Super Southern 100 team for 2006 by Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of 11 wide receivers ... one of 11 players from Tennessee selected to All-Southern team by Orlando Sentinel ... rated one of top 250 players nationally by Rivals.com, including second among Tennessee prospects and seventh nationally among players in athlete category ... American General Tennessee Mr. Football Back of the Year selection in Division II A/AA class as both junior and senior in `05 and `06 ... named Charles Greenhill Award winner as top prep player in Tennessee and Middle Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year for `06, both by Lawrenceburg (Tenn.) Quarterback Club ... Tennessee Division II first-team all-state pick in 2006 as athlete by Tennessee Sports Writers Association and also by Tennessee Football Coaches Association ... named Sumner County (Tenn.) Offensive Player of the Year for `06 ... drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft ... rated 79th best prospect nationally by CSTV - and 17th among running backs ... rushed 140 times for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior in `06 at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., along with 28 receptions for 510 yards and six TDs ... also had three interceptions on defense, returned a kickoff for a TD and was the Knights' punter (he had a long of 62 yards among his 19 kicks) for team that finished 7-3 in `06 ... lined up at quarterback and completed a pass to his brother Wesley in a November 2006 John Paul II one-point playoff loss ... rushed for 1,041 yards on 137 carries and 14 TDs and had 812 receiving yards on 38 catches with 11 more TDs as junior in 2005 ... returned 17 punts for 231 yards and 19 kickoffs for 426 yards in `05 ... returned three kicks for TDs as junior ... named to Nashville Tennessean Dream Team for `06 as special teams athlete ... named to Nashville Tennessean All-Midstate team for `06 as an athlete --- and was Midstate Player of the Year by The Tennessean ... Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state pick as junior ... rated one of top 33 running backs on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... rated fourth among prospects nationally in "athlete" category on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News ... rated 38th best overall prospect in Southeast on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News SchoolSports ... joined fellow Irish classmate Andrew Nuss in helping East to 28-14 win in inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl all-star game Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... has run 4.4 in 40 ... also a standout outfielder for the Notre Dame baseball team ... played for Pope John Paul II coach Jeff Brothers ... father Golden Tate, Jr., played wide receiver at Tennessee State and was fifth-round pick of Indianapolis Colts in 1984 NFL draft as 120th overall selection ... born Aug. 2, 1988 ... full name is Golden H. Tate III ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.
Northside HS Memphis, Tn
from the '73 ND Media Guide
Selected Outstanding American High School Student and Outstanding Teenage of America
National Honor Society and President of Senior Class
studied advance mathematics and English for 'self-enrichment' in the summer after HS and before entering ND at Phillips Exeter Academy
Captain of both football and basketball teams-3 sport star(ran 440 and threw discus and shot on track squad)
All American in football
Led Basketball team to State finals- high game 37 pts
and not in the guide-possibly the most recruited play in Tennessee HS history when he graduated w scholarship offers from every major college in the country
guy. What a player... His plant job on Cavanaugh emphatically cleared one obstacle....