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July 20, 2011

Roster Countdown: Nos. 79-70

< Nos. 69 - 60 Nos. 89 - 80 >

70 Tony Morales OL Fr. HS 6-2/303 Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Brother of fellow 2011 Tech signee Alfredo Morales. ... Participated in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Game. ... Expected to begin his career at center.
71 Kyle Clark OL So. Sq. 6-5/295 Denton, Texas (Guyer HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Grandfather, Bob Cantrell, played for the New York Yankees. ... Redshirted in 2009. ... Did not letter in 2010. ... Worked primarily at guard during the spring. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep.
72 Beau Carpenter OL Fr. RS 6-6/293 Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Spr. HS)
Has gained more than 50 pounds since committing to Tech in May 2009. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring practice in 2010. ... Quickly rose up the depth chart. ... Entered camp before 2010 season in the two-deep at right tackle. ... Underwent an appendectomy during fall camp. ... Was unavailable for the first few games of 2010, and so the decision was made to redshirt him. ... Worked some at center during the spring. ... Ended the spring listed second at RT behind Mickey Okafor.
73 Justin Keown OL Sr. 3L 6-4/300 Anderson, S.C. (Hargrave Military)
Attended Hargrave Miitary Academy in 2006. ... Has played in 23 career games with 15 starts. ... Started against Kansas State and Texas A&M in place of injured Shawn Byrnes in 2009. ... Impressed with how well he played when called upon as a sophomore. ... Beat out Chris Olson for the starting C job during fall camp in 2010. ... Started all 13 games in 2010. ... Enters the 2011 season listed as Tech's starting C.
74 Mickey Okafor OL Sr. 3L 6-6/305 Houston, Texas (Westbury HS)
Brother of 2012 Tech commit Christian Okafor. ... Was committed to Houston and Oklahoma State before deciding on Tech. ... Has played in 19 games during his career with 13 starts. ... Can play either guard or tackle. ... Started two games in 2009. ... Played in and started 11 games in 2010. ... Missed the first two games of the season due to a concussion. ... Was named to the All-Big 12 second team by two publications following 2010 season. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's starting RT. ... Will attend Big 12 media days as one of Tech's player representatives.
77 Le'Raven Clark OL Fr. HS 6-3/289 Rockdale, Texas (Rockdale HS)
Chose Tech over offers from Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU and others. ... Also received late interest from Texas.
78 Lonnie Edwards OL Sr. 3L 6-4/322 Brownsboro, Texas (Brownsboro HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Originally committed to Baylor before signing with Tech. ... At the time, was the highest-ranked high school offensive lineman to sign with Tech in a decade. ... Has played in 30 games during his career with 23 starts. ... One of the strongest players on the team. ... Younger brother Jared plays DE for Baylor. ... Started 10 games in 2009. ... Started all 13 games in 2010. ... Was named to the All-Big 12 second team by five separate publications following his junior season. ... Arguably Tech's most dependable OL. ... Named to the preseason All-Big 12 team before his senior season. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting LG.

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