Saturday, February 4, 2017

Savannah State Tigers Announce 25 Recruits on Signing Day

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- The Savannah State Tigers announce the signing of 25 recruits in head football coach Erik Raeburn's first recruiting class.

The class includes 23 recruits out of high school and two mid-year transfers.
In a position breakdown, there are: six offensive linemen, five defensive backs, three defensive linemen, three wide receivers, two tight ends, two running backs, three linebackers and one quarterback.
Of the players signed, 18 are from the state of Georgia, five are from Florida, two from Virginia and one from South Carolina.
Three local players signed were: Mekhi Cooper (6-0, 195), a linebacker from Savannah's Memorial Day School where he was a member of three state championship teams; Harvey King (6-4, 275), an offensive lineman from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and Jamichael Baldwin (5-9, 165), a wide receiver who grew up in Savannah but spent the last couple of years playing for his father at Rockdale County High School in Conyers.
Of the six offense lineman signed, two are mid-year transfers.
Michael Johnson (6-7, 325) and Jacob Martin (6-4, 285) both come to SSU from Fork Union Military Academy.
Other offensive linemen signed were King, Maurice Jones (6-3, 315), Dylan McCloud (6-3, 280) and Christian Pennington (6-3, 305).
Defensive backs coming to SSU are Milton Woodward IV (6-1, 190), Ismail Abdul-Qawee (5-11, 188), Deonta Clark, Jr. (6-0, 215), Chukwudifu Ogbonna (6-2, 180) and Antonio Spooney, Jr. (6-0, 195).
Micah Thomas (6-4, 250), Aaron Robinson (6-4, 235) and Devon Holmes (6-2, 275) were the defensive lineman that signed.
Wide Receivers Baldwin, D'Andre Snead (6-3, 190) and Ronnie Stevens (5-10, 175) plan on making many receptions as does tight ends Stavion Stevenson (6-3, 220) and Jontae Baker (6-2, 220).
Rounding out the new signees are running backs Cedric Cole (5-10, 210), Jaylen McCloud (6-1, 195), linebackers Josh Thomas (6-3, 222) and Tyqueze Johnson (6-2, 210) and quarterback Dvonn Gibbons (6-2, 205).
Raeburn, who was hired in June 2016, posted a 3-7 record in his first season as head coach at SSU.


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