Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another Fine Recruiting Class for the Morgan Bears

BALTIMORE, Maryland -- Coach Lee Hull and the Morgan State Bears had another outstanding national letter of intent signing day with a class that includes 15 new student-athletes.

The class includes 10 players on offense, four on defense and one specialist. Nine of the new Bears are from the state of Maryland (including Washington, D.C.), with two from Pennsylvania, and two from Georgia. Others are from Michigan and California.

The Bears class includes five on the offensive line, including Eligah Hunter a standout prospect from Friendship Collegiate Academy, who was the final prospect to officially sign with the Bears.

"Offensive line was our biggest need heading into the offseason," said Hull. "Our class of O-lineman is one of the best in the Football Championship Subdivision."

The Bears also landed a pair of outstanding running backs in Josh Chase and Dante Butler. MSU also filled needs at quarterback, receiver and tight end.

"We signed two of the top four running backs in the state of Maryland."

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears signed two linebackers, a pair of defensive backs and added a placekicker on special teams.

"Nine of our 15 recruits were from in-state," Hull said. "My goal was to have 70 percent of our players come from the DMV area and this class reflects the philosophy of our program. We've established a clear identity in recruiting, and finding in-state talent is a priority."

2016 Morgan State Recruiting Class
NamePos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School/Last School
Mikal Cherry  OL6-5297Philadelphia, Pa.Delaware Valley Charter HS
Bruce TriggOL6-4285Snellville, Ga.South Gwinnett HS
Malcolm HarleyDB6-1    175Forestville, Md.Bishop McNamara HS
Ian McBorrough    LB6-2195Baltimore, Md.Eastern Tech HS
Josh Chase        RB6-0205Severn, Md.Archbishop Spalding HS
Deandre HarrisQB6-4195Washington, Ga.Washington-Wilkes HS
Quez BradleyDB6-1190Columbia, Md.Wilde Lake HS
Ostell MartinOL6-5330Detroit, Mich.Cass Tech HS
Alex RayaK5-11    175San Bernadino, Calif.San Bernadino Valley College
Rashon LusaneLB6-1190Malvern, Pa.Malvern Prep
Dante ButlerRB6-0210Frederick, Md.Linganore HS
Manassah BaileyWR6-1175District Heights, Md.Suitland HS
Eligah HunterOL6-4350Washington, D.C.Friendship Collegiate Academy
Kojo DingleOL6-2290Olney, Md.Our Lady of Good Counsel HS
Idahota AkojieTE6-4   215Upper Marlboro, Md.Wise HS

Mikal Cherry – OL | 6'5 | 297 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Watch
Cherry is a 6'5, 297-pounder who was had a standout prep career as a lineman at Delaware Valley Charter HS.  He helped lead the Warriors to a 2A Public League Championship and was selected to the All-Public First Team and All-City Second team. He was also selected to the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second Team.  He is a tough, rugged player who had excellent coaching during his prep career.

Josh Chase – RB | 6'0 | 205 | Severn, Md. | Watch
Chase is a 6'0, 205-pound running back from Archbishop Spalding HS in Severn, Maryland. He completed his prep career by rushing for 2,468 yards and 31 touchdowns. He rushed for an average of 126.6 yards per game. He also recorded 31 receptions for 403 yards and had 369 kickoff return yards with 3 TDs.

Deandre Harris – QB | 6'4 | 205 | Washington, Ga. | Watch
Harris is a 6'4, 205-pounder was a standout at Washington-Wilkes HS where he helped lead the He threw for over 3,500 yards and tossed 63 career touchdowns. He also ran for 1,800 yards and 28 TDs. Harris is a dual-threat quarterback with good fundamentals and has a high football I.Q.

Rashon Lusane – LB | 6'1 | 190 | Malvern, Pa. | Watch
The 6'1, 190-pounder had an outstanding prep career at Malvern HS where he was an All-Inter Academic League First Team selection as a senior. He was a Second Team All-League selection as a junior, and was honored to the First Team as a sophomore. He also played in the USA vs. Canada Bowl game. He's versatile player, who has a high football I.Q. and will strengthen the Bears at OLB or Safety and on special teams.


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