LB | 6-0 | 215
Prior to Ohio: Finished his high school career with 509 tackles, 20 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and nine interceptions… Earned First Team All-Ohio in both his junior and senior seasons… Three-time All-Northwest Ohio honoree… Named Defensive Player of the Year in Northwest Ohio following his senior year… Three-time Western Buckeye League (WBL) recipient… Named the WBL Defensive Back of the Year after his senior year… Four-year letterwinner… Posted a combined record of 33-15 during his time on the varsity football team… Helped his squad to the state playoffs in each of his final three years in high school… Guided his team to a 10-4 record and a trip to the Ohio State Semifinals during his junior year… Also competed on the varsity Track and Wrestling.
Personal: Born Aug. 17, 1994… Son of Kenneth and Marisha Poling… One of five children… Member of the National Honors Society… Served as his class Vice President… Enjoys Kayaking, fishing, hunting and playing basketball… Intends on majoring in Pre-Exercise Physiology.
LB, 5-11, 210
Intended Major: Pre-Law
High School: Made 37 starts for Bulldogs and led Elida to first playoff berth since the 1960s as a sophomore…Earned All-WBL honors and selected Second Team All-Northwest Ohio…Honorable mention All-Ohio as junior…Also plays basketball and runs track.
Personal: Son of Maurice and Margaret Sumpter…Has two siblings, Avery and Asia Sumpter…Enjoys music and acting…Picked ODU because of the coaching staff and the “family-oriented attitude of the university.”
Named First Team All-Western Buckeye League as a junior and senior for Coach Chris Miller at Lima Bath High School…Also picked up First Team All-District (2012), Second Team All-District (2011), and Honorable Mention All-Ohio (2012) honors…Selected to play in the North/South All-Star Game and the WBL vs. MAC All-Star Game.
Son of Bill and Lauri Garland…Siblings Heidi and Haley Garland.