State college signing classes

February 4, 2010 

THE CITADEL

The Bulldogs' class consists of 11 athletes from South Carolina. Among the players are three quarterbacks, including Charleston's Del'Javon Simmons. "There is no question this is our deepest and most talented class during our five-year tenure," coach Kevin Higgins said.

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Jamal Allen, DB, 5-10, 170, Tampa, Fla.

Derrick Bavol, DL, 6-5, 230, Tampa, Fla.

Julian Baxter, DB, 6-0, 185, Lugoff

Charles Coleman,OL, 6-3, 245 , North Augusta

Austin Crowe, DB, 6-2, 185, Inman

Trevon Davis, LB, 5-11, 210, Orlando, Fla.

Ben Dupree, QB, 5-9 175, Harrisburg, Pa.

Akeem Garnett, DB, 6-3, 200, Fairfax, Va. (Fork Union Military Acad.)

Doyen Harris, LB, 6-1, 215, Cincinnati

Seth Hill, RB, 5-11, 190, Grovetown, Ga.

Thomas Holloway, DB, 5-11, 185, Birmingham, Ala.

Terrance Martin, RB, 6-0, 195, Cown, Tenn.

Justin Oxendine, DL, 6-3, 240, Sumter

LJ Perry, LB, 5-10, 185, North Augusta

Geno Porter, LB, 6-0, 215, Charleston

Ryan Preston, OL, 6-1, 280, Oxford, Ala.

Darien Robinson, RB, 6-0, 205, McKeesport, Pa.

Michael Scholz, K, 5-10, 185, Summerville

Mike Sellers, DL, 6-0, 260, Fort Dorchester

Del'Javon Simmons, QB, 5-9, 205, Charleston

Ian Thompson, LB, 5-10, 210, Goose Creek

Matt Thompson, QB, 6-1, 185, Orlando Beach, Fla.

Joel Townsend, OL, 6-3, 280, Greer

Dalton Trevino, RB, 5-10, 190, Canton, Ga.

PRESBYTERIAN

The Blue Hose focused on defense, signing 12 defenders in their 19-man class. Included were three commitments from instate players: three-time all-state linebacker Isaiah Lynn and all-state defensive back Fred Marshall. "We were able to solidify our needs on both sides of the ball," coach Harold Nichols said.

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Matthan Burton, DB, 5-10, 190, Temple, Ga.

Cedric Byrd, FS, 5-10, 175, Tyrone, Ga.

Collin Cole, OL, 6-4, 295, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Kevin Flanagan, OL, 6-4, 285, Charlotte

Murphy Frankhouser, OL, 6-5, 280, Sylvania, Ga.

Joey Gilkey, TE, 6-2, 240, Woodstock, Ga.

CeeJay Harris, ATH/LB, 5-10, 225, Long Beach, Calif., Cerritos College

Montel Hughes, LB, 5-11, 187, North Augusta

Isaiah Lynn, lb, 6-0, 215, Fort Lawn

Fred Marshall, DB, 5-11, 170, Ocilla

Joshua Polk, DE, 6-1, 225, Lithonia, Ga.

Jimmy Pruitt, CB, 5-10, 170, Orlando, Fla.

Jabri Ridenhour, WR, 5-10, 186, Troy, N.C.

Kyle Sharman, DE, 6-3, 250, Redondo Beach, Calif., La Harbor College

Ryan Singer, QB, 6-4, 180, Dunedin, Fla.

Donovan Thomas, DE, 6-2, 240, Watkinsville, Ga.

Jeremy Tommie, K/P, 5-9, 170, Greenwood

Parrish Walker, DL, 6-1, 265, Orlando, Fla.

Arthur Williams, WR, 6-3, 210, Baxley, Ga.

COASTAL CAROLINA

The Chanticleers signed 13 of its 18 players from South Carolina, including six Shrine Bowl participants, two North-South Game picks and one selection to the Tennessee East-West Game. Coastal also grabbed two prospects from Georgia and one from North Carolina.

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Jeff Allen, FB, 6-3, 245, Morgantown, W.Va.

Matthew "Moe" Ashley, OL, 6-5, 300, Honea Path

Shane Ballard, LS, 6-3, 215, Manning

Morgan Byrd, ATH, 5-11, 185, Myrtle Beach

Austin Cain, ATH, 6-0, 185, Harrison, Ga.

Cody Craig, QB, 6-3, 205, Moncks Corner

Moon Edwards, DE, 6-1, 240, Pageland

Zack Elliman, ATH, 6-0, 180, Socastee

Nayquan Fleming, WR, 6-1, 175, Columbia

Phillip George, S, 6-1, 195, Columbia

Chad Hamilton, OL, 6-3, 290, Charleston

Patrick Hansen, OL, 6-3, 265, Kingsport, Tenn

Matt Hazel, WR, 6-3, 180, North Augusta

Aaron Jones, RB, 6-0, 235, Greensboro, N.C.

Mike McClure, LB, 6-0, 195, Rock Hill

Ronnie Moses, WR, 6-1, 185, Myrtle Beach

Devin Taylor, OL, 6-3, 276, Summerville

Pernell Williams, CB, 6-1, 185, Douglas, Ga.

WOFFORD

The Terriers will welcome 12 players on defense, and one specialist in their 18-player, five-state class. Wofford landed five players each from Georgia and North Carolina. "There are some needs that have been met in a few positions that we deemed very important for us," coach Mike Ayers said. "We feel good where we are at right now."

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Jeff Ashley, WR, 6-3, 180, Brooks, Ga.

Charquavis Bell, LB, 6-1, 205, Miami

Jeremiah Booth, DL, 6-2, 295, Kingsland, Ga.

Jon Boyd, OL, 6-3, 315, Fayetteville, N.C.

Madison Burr, QB, 6-0, 197, New Port Richey, Fla.

Michael Crawford, TE, 6-4, 220, Dunwoody, Ga.

Willie Favors, QB, 5-11, 185, Lithonia, Ga.

Andrew Gehring, DB, 6-2, 179, Elm City, N.C.

Tony Goodwin, OL, 6-5, 272, Charlotte

Rob Greene, WR, 5-11, 175, Moore

Michael Harpe, TE/LS, 6-2, 210, Spartanburg

Donovan Johnson, RB, 5-8, 190, McDonough, Ga.

Mike McCrimon, LB, 6-3, 205, Center Hill, Fla.

Ryan Petrea, WR, 6-3, 185, Boiling Springs

Kasey Redfern, K/P, 6-3, 207, Jamestown, N.C.

Kane Sherrill, OL, 6-2, 270, Mooresville, N.C.

Jared Wilken, OL, 6-2, 310, DeLand, Fla.

James Zotto, LB, 6-2, 210, Libertyville, Ill.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Coach Jay Mills and the Buccaneers signed 22 players, 12 on offense. Twelve of the players come from Florida, with five coming from South Carolina and three from Georgia. The Bucs also signed two JUCO transfers from California. Offensively, Charleston Southern signed two quarterbacks.

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Patrick Adams, DB, 6-0, 185, Jacksonville

Tadarrius Allen, RB, 5-11, 214, Avon Park, Fla.

Kenneth Bizier, OL, 6-3, 287, Jacksonville, Fla.

Keelyan Bryant, RB, 5-9, 180, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Calvin Bryant, LB, 5-11, 196, Tifton, Ga.

Mose Countryman, DE, 6-4, 225, Jacksonville, Fla.

Malcolm Dixon, QB, 6-1, 180, Tifton, Ga.

Demaris Freeman, DB, 6-1, 178, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Kevin Glears, Jr., WR, 6-0, 170, Charleston

Matthew Hardy, DB, 5-11, 170, Jacksonville, Fla.

Delvon King, DE, 6-0, 245, Oakland, Calif. (Chabot College)

Carson LeShin, TE, 6-4, 255, Littlerock, Calif. (Antelope Valley CC)

Isaac Lowrance, DT, 5-11, 245, Inman

Gabriel Middlebrook, LB, 6-2, 205, Charleston

Logan Mines, OL, 6-5, 290, Winter Park, Fla.

Richard Mounce, QB, 6-0, 205, Columbia (Clemson)

LaKeith Murray, DB, 5-11, 154, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Nathan Perera, WR, 6-3, 200, Orlando, Fla.

Nathaniel Prater, TE, 6-8, 205, Greenwood

Brent Riley, OL, 6-4, 290, Atlanta

Savon Seward, RB, 5-4, 155, Fort Myers, Fla.

Skyler Skersick, DE, 6-3, 220, Orlando, Fla.

FURMAN

The Paladins added 13 new recruits and one transfer. Furman signed four recruits each from Georgia, and Florida and the program's first Canadian born player. The Paladins transfer Cameron Mason from Navy. Already enrolled, he will take part in spring practice and has four seasons of eligibility.

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Shawn Boone, DE, 6-2, 233, Lithia, Fla.

Jacoby Browder, CB, 5-9, 180, Prattville, Ala.

Ray Early, PK, 6-0, 175, Darlington

Charles Emert, C, 6-2, 282, Statesboro, Ga.

Malcolm Howard, LB, 5-11, 201, Goose Creek

Ryan Marks, OT, 6-3, 264, Cumming, Ga.

Cameron Mason, DE, 6-3, 255, Brentwood, Tenn. (Navy)

Hank McCloud, RB, 5-9, 180, Tampa, Fla.

Marcus McMorris, S, 6-0, 204, Newberry

Danny Palmer, DL, 6-3, 240, Longwood, Fla.

Tyreek Phillips, DL, 6-0, 285, Brampton, Ontario (Avondale (Ga.) High)

Gary Robinson, WR, 6-0, 188, Hephzibah, Ga.

Grayson Weber, OT, 6-4, 268, Sarasota, Fla.

Gary Wilkins, LB, 6-2, 204, Covington, Ga.

BENEDICT

The Tigers signed 11 player in their initial signing day class release. The school currently has other targets that could be signed at a later date. The 11 signed hail from five different states, including four from Florida. Five of the signees are on the offensive side of the ball.

Andrew Berryhill, RB, 6-3, 265, Tucson, Ariz. (Eastern Arizona)

Travis Bonyfield, DB, 5-9, 190, Fort Meyers, Fla. (Eastern Arizona)

Brandon Freeman, OL, 6-3, 320, Valdosta, Ga.,

Anthony Jones, DL, 6-2, 305, Tampa, Fla. (College of the Foothills)

Craigory Lacey, DL, 6-3, 300, Thatcher, Ariz., (Eastern Arizona)

James W. Lewis, QB, 6-0, 205, Thatcher, Ariz., (Eastern Arizona)

Milton Myers, RB, 5-10, 200, Statesboro, Ga., (Eastern Arizona)

Todd Neal, RB/DB, 6-2, 200, Theodore, Ala.

Andy Polanco, K/P, 5-10, 175, Los Angeles, Calif. (Texas Southern)

Harlon Samuels, QB, 5-10, 175, Jacksonville, Fla.

John Woodard, LB, 6-2, 235, Niceville, Fla., (Eastern Arizona)

NEWBERRY

Name, Pos., Hgt, Wgt, Hometown

Adim Obata, DL, 6-0, 260, Atlanta (Furman)

Kevin Slusser, DL, 5-10, 280, Lyman

Dontavia Reid, LB, 6-0, 205, Goose Creek

Colby Nelson, OL, 6-0, 255, Reynolds, Ga.

Philip Ashley, DB, 5-11, 180, Tallahassee, Fla. (Charleston Southern)

James Costello, OL, 6-5, 295, Gaffney

Johnny Woods, FS, 6-1, 200, Gaffney (Hutchinson (Kan.) CC)

Jared Homesley, FS, 6-0, 180, Newberry

Brian Lynch, OL, 6-3, 255, Jacksonville, Fla. (Central Florida)

Quintin Griffin, OL, 6-3, 255, Chester

Victor Frick, WR, 5-11, 171, Chapin

W.T. Murden, QB, 6-2, 190, West Columbia

Chris Phillips, DL, 6-1, 220, Eastover

Wesley Brown, ATH, 5-10 , 190, John's Island

Edmond Robinson, FS, 6-4, 190, Wadmalaw

Max Elliot, ATH, 5-9, 175, Clover

Shaquvis Smith, LB, 5-10, 190, Rock Hill

Tray Latta, LB, 6-2, 195, Clover

Keith Bellamy, WR, 5-8, 175, Green Cove Springs, Fla., (Reedley (Calif.) College)

Diondreas Bryant, RB, 6-2, 195, Crawfordville, Fla., (Allan Hancock (Calif.) College)

Mario Carter, ATH, 5-9, 200, Irmo (Presbyterian)

Eli Charles, DL/LB, 6-2, 220, Green Cove Springs, Fla. (Florida State)

Darien Crawford, WR, 6-2, 190, Aiken (Butler (Kan.) CC)

Markish Jones, WR, 6-0, 200, Spartanburg (El Camino C.C.)

Josh Moseley, LB, 5-10, 200, Newberry (Furman)

Jason Myers, DL/LB, 6-2, 220, Kingstree (Feather River (Calif.) C.C.)

Shakur Pontoon, QB, 6-2, 200, Lexington (Feather River (Calif.) College)

Marcus Robinson, WR, 5-11, 180, Chesterfield (Merced (Calif.) College)

Channing Schofield, DB, 5-11, 190, Wagener (Wake Forest)

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