|Born:||April 29, 1994|
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Twice named the All-City Player of the Year and an all-state selection, Ladarius led Maplewood High School to the championship game of the TSSAA state playoffs in Tech's Tucker Stadium. A three-year letterman for coach Arcentae Broome, he was also a three-year letterwinner on the track & field team for the Panthers. A talented runningback who was also dangerous as a return specialist, Ladarius helped Maplewood produce a 12-4 record in 2011 while earning his second consecutive Class 2A Player of the Year honor. Named all-state as both a runningback and returner, he was selected to play in the East-West All-Star game. As a sophomore he rushed for 1,388 yards and 15 touchdowns, and added 926 yards and six scores. As a senior, he capped off his prep career with 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns, adding up to 4,604 yards and 45 touchdowns on 496 carries. Ladarius is a three-time Academic Honor Roll recepient.
PERSONAL: The son of Lakesha Vanlier... born April 29, 1994... majoring in general basic engineering.