Thursday, February 2, 2017

Alabama State lands nine on National Signing Day

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --  Nine outstanding high school seniors, from three different states, have signed national letters of intent to Alabama State, Hornet head football coach Brian Jenkins announced today.
Five of the student-athletes attended high school in the state of Alabama and two each from Georgia and Florida.
Jenkins also announced the addition of eight mid-year enrollees on Wednesday, including three from Florida, two from Alabama, and one each from Georgia, Illinois and Ohio. Six of the mid-year players are transfers.
De'Andre Brown        Offensive Line    6-6    290    Tampa, Fla.    Monroe College
Transferred in from Monroe College…Started on the offensive line in the win over Erie C.C...Part of a line that Helped Ryan Fulse rush for 108 yards on Sept. 3...Part of a line that saw Ryan Fulse reach 100 rushing yards and Aaron Williams score four rushing touchdowns against Nassau C.C. (9/10)...Saw action against Wagner JV (9/18)…Played four years of football at the Wharton School in Tampa, Florida.
C.J. Cook        Running Back        6-1        195        Tuskegee, Ala.    Notasulga HS
Played at Notasulga High School in Tuskegee, Ala…Finished with 220 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in a 61-28 win over Pleasant Home…He added seven tackles, one sack and a forced fumble while playing middle linebacker…A 2016 1A ASWA All-State Second Team selection.                            
Wallace Corker        Wide Receiver    6-4    180    Stockbridge, Ga.    Woodland HS
A three-star prospect from Woodland High School in Stockbridge, Ga… Class 5A Second Team selection at wide receiver…Scored two touchdowns as a junior…Caught a 41-yard touchdown during senior season against Ola…Finished his final year with 433 yards on 30 receptions, with five touchdowns.
George Golden        Running Back    5-8    160    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.    Dillard HS
Played at Dillard High School…Ran for a 60-yard touchdown in a victory over Douglas in a non-district showdown on Sept. 16…A 2016 All-Broward County 8A-6A Second Team selection…Named honorable mention to the 2015 All-Broward County 8A-6A team.
Jaterrius Gulley    Offensive Line    6-2    315    Hoover, Ala.    BYU
Played in four games at Brigham Young University (BYU)…Earned letterman honors as a sophomore…Played at Hoover High School and helped the Buccaneers to a perfect 30-0 record in 2012 and 2013…Named 2013 USA High School Football Public School National Champion…Started as a junior and senior to anchor defensive line on back-to-back-back Alabama 6A State Championship teams…Helped team to a 15-0 record and 7-0 league mark during senior season and a No. 1 ranking in Alabama by and the No. 5 overall ranking nationally of both private and public schools by USA Today…A 2013 All-Hoover/South honorable mention selection…Also lettered in basketball and baseball.

Hunter Hanson    Placekicker    5-9    180    Montgomery, Ala.    Alabama Christian Academy
Placed at Alabama Christian Academy…Made 8-of-19 field goals during senior season, with a long of 39 yards…Also went 15-of-16 on extra-point attempts.

De'Quan Johnson    Wide Receiver    6-2    171    Selma, Ala.    Southside HS
Played at Southside High School in Selma, Ala…As a junior he scored 23 touchdowns and gained 1,875 yards as a receiver…He also was a returner at Southside…Named the Capital Hyundai "Impact Player of the Week" on Oct. 3 after he racked up 315 yards and six touchdowns in a win over B.B. Comer…Concluded senior season with 53 receptions for 1,127 yards and 27 touchdowns…Helped Southside to a 7-4 record and the school's first playoff berth in a decade.
Tracey Jones    Offensive Line    6-4    340    Thomaston, Ga.    Georgia Military College
Transferred in from Georgia Military College where he played in 11 games in 2016…Played at Thomson High School in Thomaston, Ga.
Damian Wilson        Offensive Line    6-3    335    Clanton, Ala.    Chilton County HS
Played at Chilton County High School…Registered 0.5 tackles and one assisted tackle.    
Trevor Goodrum    Linebacker    6-4    200    Pompano Beach, Fla.    Georgia Prep Sports Academy
Transferred from Georgia Prep Sports Academy…Played at Blanche Ely High School…A two-sport standout, helping the Tigers basketball team to their sixth championship…On the football field, registered 36 tackles, 19 pass breakups, 14 sacks and one interception, which was returned for a touchdown.
Jeff Hill    Cornerback    5-9    167    Miramar, Fla.    Northern Illinois            
Transfer from Northern Illinois University…Played in one game and registered one tackle against Buffalo…Redshirted during 2015 season…Played defensive back in one of the top high school football areas in America..As a senior, snagged three interceptions, broke up 17 passes and served as team captain in leading Miramar to the Class 8A playoffs…2014 first team All-District 12 honoree by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel…Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando in January 2015..Had four interceptions and defended 21 passes as a junior in 2013 during Miramar's undefeated regular season that culminated in an appearance in the Florida 8A State quarterfinals…Blocked nine kicks in his high school career.
Marquis Howard    Cornerback    5-11    180    Montgomery, Ala.    Northern Illinois            
Transfer from Northern Illinois University…Redshirted in 2016…A versatile defensive player at Lee…Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter during his prep career…Made five interceptions in high school…As a senior, totaled 40 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two blocked kicks…First team all-conference and all-area honoree in 2014.
William James    Tight End    6-2    220    Chicago, Ill.    Air Force Academy        
Transferred from Army and Air Force…Played at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill…Selected All-Conference and All-City…As a dual-threat quarterback in high school, he completed 144 of his 269 passes for 947 yards and ran for 1,008 yards.
Uvakeious McGhee    Defensive End    6-4    250    Montgomery, Ala.    Troy                                                    
Transfer from Troy University…Registered three tackles against Troy during the 2016 season….Finished with nine tackles, including seven solo, and one pass breakup in seven games…Earned all-state honors as a senior at Jeff Davis High School…Helped lead the Vols to the Alabama 7A playoffs…Finished the year with 60 tackles, 10.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles…Named all-metro…As a junior, posted 82 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks…Played defensive end, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and tight end…Also played soccer and competed in track & field for the Vols.
DJ Pearson    Quarterback    6-3    215    Suwanee, Ga.    Arkansas State
Transfer from Arkansas State…Redshirted during 2016 season…Three-star recruit ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in state of Georgia, No. 25 in South region and No. 86 among all quarterbacks according to…A 3-star recruit by 247Sports as well, ranked as the nation's No. 22 pro-style quarterback…ESPN three-star recruit rated as the No. 31 dual-threat quarterback in the nation…Second team All-Region 6-AAAAAA in 2014…Threw for 2,013 yards with a 57.8 completion percentage…Averaged 201.3 passing yards per game and finished with a quarterback rating of 100.8…Recorded 17 touchdown passes and five interceptions…Rushed 40 times for 201 yards…Named Offensive Player of the Year in Region 7-AAAAA in 2013 after completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,531 yards…Finished his junior season with 19 touchdowns and had a season-best 392 yards in a 35-28 loss to Creekview…Moved from wide receiver to quarterback during his sophomore season…Threw for over 1900 yards and 17 touchdowns in six full games as a quarterback his sophomore season…Also a left-handed pitcher clocked at 85 miles per hour with his fastball…His father, Daryl, played at Alabama State and two years with the New York Jets as a wide receiver…Also recruited by teams such as Georgia State, Troy and Southern Mississippi.
Nicholas Terry    Linebacker    6-4    235    Canfield, Ohio    Fort Union Military Academy                
Transferred from Fort Union Military Academy…Played at Austintown Fitch High School...Also lettered in basketball…An outside linebacker in high school, he made 50 tackles and blocked a field goal during the 2015 season.
Cameron Rampersaud    Defensive End    6-4    250    Kissimmee, Fla.    N. Dakota St. College Of Science          
Transferred from North Dakota State College of Science…Played at Liberty High School…Earned three letters …Named team most valuable player on the defensive line (2016), First Team MCAC Western Division (2016), MCAC Defensive Player of the Year (2016) and a two-time MCAC Defensive Player of the Week selection…Registered a career-best 12 sacks in 2016…Also lettered in track & field and wrestling.
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