Football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names Navy's 2011 recruits on Thursday night as 52 prospects representing 16 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer.

"We are very excited about the group we have coming in this year," Niumatalolo said. "If they work hard and do the things they are supposed to do in Bancroft Hall, in the classroom, in the weight room and on the practice field they have a chance to be a part of something special."

The state of Florida produced the most prospects with eight, while six incoming recruits are from Texas. Georgia, Tennessee and California produced five prospects each.


Name Position Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/High School

Kody Akers QB 5-10 190 Delaware, Ohio/Rutherford Hayes

Colin Amerau PK 6-2 185 Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon

Adrian Barnaby DL 6-1 275 Deltona, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy

DJ Beard DB 6-0 180 McDonough, Ga./Ola

Pablo Beltran P/K 6-2 200 Humble, Texas/Atascocita

Jimmy Britton DB 6-2 210 Togers, Ark./Heritage

Greg Bryant Jr. QB 6-2 185 Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

Allen Caldwell DL 6-3 250 Crestview, Fla./Crestview

Joe Cardona LS 6-3 200 El Cajon, Calif./Granite Hills

Ruben Carson SB 5-8 170 Hoover, Ala./Hoover

Noah Copeland FB 5-10 205 San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis

Kyle Cregge OL 6-2 279 Alpharetta, Ga./Milton

Aaron Davis DL 6-0 265 Manvel, Texas/Dawson

Jordan Drake OLB 6-4 210 Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill

Brendan Dudeck QB 6-0 188 Hamilton Square, N.J./The Hun School