Saturday, February 6, 2016
CSU football gets stronger with incoming 2016 signing class
WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- The Marauders of Central State University welcomed in 20 new players this week.
"We took another step towards getting better," said CSU Head Coach Cedric Pearl. "Every player in this year's class brings something to the table that can help us succeed. Our staff is looking forward to working with these young men as we strive for excellence in 2016."
The list includes 13 players from the state of Ohio. Six players from Cleveland are slated to join the CSU football family. Four players from Cincinnati will make the short trip up Interstate 71 to play in Wilberforce next season as well as three players from the Dayton region.
"Entering our third year with the program, we really put an emphasis on recruiting in the state of Ohio," said Pearl. "It is no secret that Ohio is a hotbed for talented student-athletes and that talent is strongly reflected in this year's signing class."
Pearl and his staff were also able to lure talent from the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri and Michigan making this year's signing period the most successful in recent history.
The signees include two quarterbacks, four wide receivers, six offensive lineman, three defensive backs, four defensive linemen and two linebackers. More players are expected to choose Central State as their destination in the upcoming weeks.
For more information on Central State University athletics, follow us on Twitter @GO_MARAUDERS and like us on Facebook.
Tevan Ray, 6-1, 215, LB, Univ. of Akron (Akron, OH) :: Video
Lavon Meeks, 6-1, 190, QB, Arkansas Baptist (St. Louis, MO) :: Video
Tyrone Jones, 5-11, 180, WR, LA Southwest CC (Los Angeles, LA) :: Video
Andre Pate, 6-3, 250, DL, Phoenix CC (Louisville, KY) :: Video
John Franklin, 6-1, 230, DL, Stillman College (Tampa, FL) :: Video
Mikiel Clemons, 6-0, 210, QB Stillman College (Eight Mile, AL) :: Video
High School Signees
Kendall Turner, 6-4, 280, OL, Trotwood-Madison HS (Dayton, OH) :: Video
Lawrence Mosley, 6-5, 285, OL, Trotwood-Madison HS (Dayton, OH) :: Video
Derrick Roberts, 6-1, 185, DB, Springfield HS (Springfield, OH) :: Video
Redrick Mincy, 6-6, 285, OL, Winton Woods HS (Cincinnati, OH) :: Video
Darius Thomas, 6-0, 250, OL Winton Woods HS (Cincinnati, OH) :: Video
Verquavion Robinson, 6-5, 320, OL, Princeton HS (Cincinnati, OH) :: Video
Jahlil Woods, 6-3, 205, WR, Taft HS (Cincinnati, OH) :: Video
Joey Johnson, 6-1, 185, ATH, John Adams HS (Cleveland, OH) :: Video
Torry Johnson, 6-0, 175, DB, Shaw HS (Cleveland, OH) :: Video
Christian Lassiter, 6-0, 240, DL, Shaker Heights HS (Cleveland, OH) :: Video
Kavione Stirtmire, 6-2, 190, WR, John Adams HS (Cleveland, OH) :: Video
Xavier Johnson, 6-3, 240, DL, Shaker Heights HS (Cleveland, OH) :: Video
Devin Waldon, 6-0, 225, LB, East English Village Prep HS (Detroit, MI) :: Video
Dajuan Rooker, 6-4, 300, OL, Renaissance HS (Detroit, MI) :: Video
COURTESY CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION