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Wildcats Football Inks 23 to NLIs on Signing Day

Courtesy: BCUathletics.com           Release: 02/06/2013

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman University inked 23 young men to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Wildcats in 2013 on Weds., Feb. 6 as part of National Signing Day for collegiate football. The Wildcats held a live announcement show on BCUathletics.com through the CatEye Network from 10-11 a.m. in the Harold V. Lucas Hall of Fame inside the Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center.

B-CU head coach Brian Jenkins was excited about the incoming class, and he was quick to praise the job his staff did in getting this large amount of student-athletes to come to Daytona Beach and he Maroon and Gold Nation.

"The class we have this year is tremendous, and my staff did a great job getting out and really developing great relationships with the young men that signed here - and even with those that we lost to other schools," said Jenkins during his press conference Wednesday afternoon. "When you look at the amount of kids we signed and the talent we have coming in, it's going to build competition - and that's exactly what we need here at B-CU in all of our positions on the gridiron - competition."

The faxes began rolling in at 8 a.m. for the Wildcats, and the group of 23 is one of the largest, and said to be one of the most talented, in school history.

The Wildcats focused a lot of their attention along the offensive and defensive lines, picking up a total of nine linemen. They also added depth at the quarterback position as they signed two more true quarterbacks, in addition to another that can play the position. Six wide receivers entered the mix on signing day, with the addition of four running backs and a kicker/punter.

In all, the Cats kept their lock on the football-rich state of Florida as they signed 17 players from the "Sunshine State", adding two from Pennsylvania, three from Georgia and another from Tennessee. Only four players are coming from two-year institutions, while 19 are high school student-athletes.

"I am just very happy about this signing class," continued Jenkins. "We really filled some holes in key areas, and we are continuing to build a team that will fight for not only MEAC titles, but help us continue to reach towards our goal of winning a national championship as well."

For an up-to-the-minute list of signees, please visit BCUathletics.com, or click here.

Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Hometown/High School
Darian Baker
WR
5-10
174
Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS
Larry Brihm
QB
6-0
210
Delray Beach, Fla./Village Academy
Frank Brown
WR
5-11
176
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens HS
Johnathan Cagle
P/K
6-3
175
Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest HS
Jamal Cooper
DL
6-4
280
Memphis, Tenn./Kirby HS/Coahoma CC
Jawill Davis
WR
6-0
170
Miami, Fla./American HS
Terique Debois
OL
6-3
310
Bensalem, Pa./Bensalem HS/Lackawanna CC
Jamal Dozier
WR
6-1
160
Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS
Andrew Edouard
OL
6-0
290
Philadelphia, Pa./Overbrook HS/Lackawanna CC
Atreyu Farrior
ATH
6-1
180
Lakeland, Fla./Kathleen HS
Anthony Green
DT
6-1
245
Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson HS
Uriah Horne
OG
6-3
260
McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing HS
William Koen III
OL
6-4
250
Lawrenceville, Ga./Mountain View HS
Dazzie Morris
OG
6-2
260
Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS
Dre'Sean Nelson
RB
5-8
160
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard HS
Phillip Norman
OG
6-4
280
Sebastian, Fla./Sebastian River HS
Larry Overstreet
RB
6-0
200
Lehigh Acres, Fla./Lehigh HS/Fresno City College
Werley Placide
LB
6-3
215
Boca Raton, Fla./Olympic HS
Nathaniel Pryor
RB
5-9
180
Sebastian, Fla./Sebastian River HS
Dishawn Ray
DT
6-4
305
Jesup, Ga./Wayne County HS
Bruce Seymore
WR
6-2
171
Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS
Jamaruz Thompkins
RB
5-10
185
Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech
Devonte Washington
WR
6-2
178
Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS
Shelton Willis
QB
6-0
165
Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland HS

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