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East Texas Produces 32 Division I FBS Signees on National Signing Day

Chapel Hill’s Wesley Thompson signs with ULM on Wednesday. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

As expected, Wednesday’s National Signing Day was a busy time in East Texas.

Athletes from across the region signed national letters of intent with the colleges of their choice, headlined by a large group of senior football players who are bound for Division I FBS programs.

Thirty-two East Texans signed with FBS programs, a number that is a significant increase from 17 in 2013. North Texas signed five players from East Texas, including one grayshirt, while ULM signed four.

Baylor signed Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon and Liberty-Eylau athlete Davion Hall, who are widely considered the region’s top recruits in this class. Texas A&M signed three players widely considered state top 100 recruits in Lufkin receiver Jamal Jeffery, Gilmer linebacker Josh Walker, and Longview defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson, who enrolled in College Station at the semester. Texas also signed three state top 100 athletes in Longview receiver Dorian Leonard, Jasper offensive lineman Terrell Cuney, and Newton athlete Kevin Shorter.

One interesting note is Kansas’ ability to scoop two quality interior linemen from East Texas. The Jayhawks signed Nacogdoches Under Armour All-American Jacob Bragg, one of the nation’s top centers, in addition to Lufkin defensive tackle D.J. Williams, who during the recruiting process received offers from Miami, Missouri, Oklahoma, and North Texas.

Below is a breakdown of every football signee in East Texas’ 2014 class that has been reported to ETSN.fm.

East Texas Football Signees

2014 National Signing Day

 

Division I FBS

Total signees: 32
2013 total: 17
  • Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage — UTSA
  • Jacob Bragg, C, Nacogdoches — Kansas
  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant — Baylor
  • Caleb Chumley, QB/ATH, Pine Tree — North Texas (grayshirt)
  • Joseph Clark, DB, Chapel Hill — Texas Tech (grayshirt)
  • Terrell Cuney, OL, Jasper — Texas
  • DeVondrick Dixon, DB, Gilmer — Texas State
  • Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage — ULL
  • Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage — North Texas
  • Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau — Baylor
  • Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview — Texas A&M (enrolled at semester)
  • Travin Howard, S, Longview — TCU
  • Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs — North Texas
  • Taylor Jackson, WR, Texas High — Navy
  • Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin — Texas A&M
  • Jawuan Johnson, DB, New Boston — Northern Illinois
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview — Texas
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine — ULM
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse — Texas Tech
  • Keith Minor, DT, Chapel Hill — Cincinnati
  • Jarrell Owens, DE, Palestine — Oklahoma State
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High — SMU
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches — Baylor (grayshirt)
  • O’Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage — North Texas
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/ATH, Newton — Texas
  • Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine — ULM
  • Wesley Thompson, ATH, Chapel Hill — ULM
  • Josh Walker, LB, Gilmer — Texas A&M
  • Treveon Walker, RB, Texas High — Navy
  • Shaquille Warren, DE, Chapel Hill — ULM
  • D.J. Williams, DT, Lufkin — Kansas
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart — North Texas

 

By school
  • North Texas — 5 (one grayshirt)
  • ULM — 4
  • Baylor — 3 (one grayshirt)
  • Texas — 3
  • Texas A&M — 3
  • Kansas — 2
  • Navy — 2
  • Texas Tech — 2 (one grayshirt)
  • Cincinnati — 1
  • Northern Illinois — 1
  • Oklahoma State — 1
  • SMU — 1
  • TCU — 1
  • Texas State — 1
  • ULL — 1
  • UTSA — 1

 

By conference
  • Big 12 — 12
  • Conference USA — 6
  • Sun Belt — 6
  • SEC — 3
  • AAC — 2
  • Independent — 2
  • MAC — 1

 

Division I FCS

Total signees: 7
2013 total: 17
  • Terry Ausborne, DB, John Tyler — Abilene Christian
  • Jimmie Houston, ATH, Hooks — SFA
  • Tim McCoy, DB, Harmony — Incarnate Word
  • Travaughn Moore, DT, John Tyler — Abilene Christian
  • Jaidon Parrish, ATH, Gilmer — SFA (preferred walk-on)
  • Raleigh Poster, QB, Tyler Lee — Colgate
  • Clay Wiley, OL, Kilgore — Northwestern State

 

Division II

Total signees: 36
2013 total: 23
  • DeRodrick Alexander, DE, Longview — Southeastern Oklahoma State
  • Darius Amie, DE/LB, John Tyler — Henderson State
  • Andrew Black, QB, Chapel Hill — Henderson State
  • Michael Carr, Liberty-Eylau — Ouachita Baptist
  • Andrew Clark, LB, John Tyler — Henderson State
  • Benny Colbert, DB, Kilgore — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Jaylon Dews, WR, Whitehouse — Southern Arkansas
  • Rashaan Donelson, QB, Liberty-Eylau — Tarleton State
  • Michael Farley, S, Lufkin — Ouachita Baptist
  • Dyllan Fields, Tatum — Southern Nazarene
  • Claude Franklin, WR, Jacksonville — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Reggie Gipson, ATH, John Tyler — Midwestern State
  • T.J. Griffin, Lindale — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Jason Heim, OL, White Oak — Tarleton State
  • Tre Hollins, WR, Henderson — West Texas A&M
  • Kenneth Houff, LB, Atlanta — Henderson State
  • Greg Johnson, DB, John Tyler — Southern Nazarene
  • Joseph Klein, LB, Whitehouse — Ouachita Baptist
  • Jauque Kuykendall, ATH, Marshall — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Mitchell Leonard, WR, Marshall — Tarleton State
  • Kyre Lewis, OL/DL, Hughes Springs — Arkansas Tech
  • Reggie Long, LB, Whitehouse — Tarleton State
  • Dale Roberts, DE, New Boston — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • D.Q. Scott, DL, Kilgore — Henderson State
  • Jaylen Shans-Sheppard, ATH, Tatum — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Tajawin Smith, DL, Pittsburg — Southeastern Oklahoma State
  • Barry Stribling, Sulphur Springs — Tarleton State
  • Triston Taylor, DT, Tyler Lee — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Kostin Wallace, DT, Whitehouse — Tarleton State
  • Tristen Walsworth, DL, Troup — Ouachita Baptist
  • Sheldon Watson, WR, Palestine — Henderson State
  • Macailyn Wilder, ATH, Hallsville — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Marquiston Williams, WR, Tyler Lee — Henderson State
  • Klifton Willis, DB, Tatum — Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Keith Wynkoop, WR, Liberty-Eylau — Henderson State
  • Justin Young, OL, Lindale — Texas A&M-Commerce

 

JUCO Division I

Total signees: 18
2013 total: 31
Note: More 2014 signees will likely occur in the next couple of months
  • LaDarrin Anthony, DL, Kilgore — Kilgore College
  • Griffin Bankhead, OL, Carthage — Trinity Valley Community College
  • Garrett Barton, ATH, New Diana — Kilgore College
  • Chris Coby, DB/P, Longview — Trinity Valley Community College
  • Aaron Foy, ATH, Kilgore — Navarro College
  • John Hawkins, LB, Arp — Tyler Junior College
  • Chris Jefferson, LB, Athens — Trinity Valley Community College
  • Stephan Maxey, S, Longview — Tyler Junior College
  • Mario McCain, DE, Carthage — Kilgore College
  • Hayden Nichols, TE, White Oak — Tyler Junior College
  • Jake Parker, WR, Whitehouse — Tyler Junior College
  • Coleman Patterson, WR, Whitehouse — Tyler Junior College
  • Tevin Pipkin, RB, Carthage — Tyler Junior College
  • Dez Randle, WR, San Augustine — Trinity Valley Community College
  • Chris Reese, DB, Whitehouse — Tyler Junior College
  • TaCory Robinson, DB, Marshall — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
  • J.R. Rodgers, K, Leverett’s Chapel — Kilgore College
  • Rashad Williams, DL, Marshall — Trinity Valley Community College

 

NAIA

  • Keris Alexander, QB, Daingerfield — Texas College
  • Cordarius Anderson, RB, Daingerfield — Bethel College
  • Willie Evans, OL, Daingerfield — Texas College
  • Jacob Fielden, P, Harmony — Southwestern Assemblies of God
  • Cedarion Hopkins, DB, Daingerfield — Jamestown
  • Keaton Key, WR, Daingerfield — Bethel College
  • Preston Mitchell, OL, John Tyler — Texas College
  • Cameron Precise, OL, Daingerfield — Bethel College
  • Cory Smith, DB, Daingerfield — Bethel College
  • Dylan Williams, DT, Daingerfield — Texas College
  • Tavarrius Wilson, OL, Daingerfield — Texas College

 

Division III

  • Spencer Alexander, Daingerfield — Austin College
  • Lakendrick Anderson, RB/LB, Jacksonville — ETBU
  • Joel Bautista, Mount Pleasant — ETBU
  • Cody Brantley, Mount Pleasant — ETBU
  • Jake Brantley, LB, Kilgore — Hendrix College
  • Cade Clinton, C, Carthage — Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Brandon Cole, Mount Pleasant — ETBU
  • DeAndre Cook, Brownsboro — ETBU
  • Jordan Craver, ATH, Linden-Kildare — ETBU
  • K.J. Cumby, LB, Athens — ETBU
  • Dylan Gale, QB, White Oak — ETBU
  • Cullen Grubbs, QB, Mount Pleasant — Hardin-Simmons
  • Riley Henson, OL, Harmony — ETBU
  • Garrett Hood, Sulphur Springs — ETBU
  • Cameran Hudson, Hallsville — ETBU
  • Jakeb Hunter, Edgewood — ETBU
  • Levi Loftis, White Oak — Hardin-Simmons
  • Mickey McFall, OL, White Oak — Claremont
  • Quentin McKenzie, DL, Brownsboro — ETBU
  • Gabe Michael, WR, White Oak — ETBU
  • Ivan Monzon, Marshall — ETBU
  • Tristan Moore, Brownsboro — ETBU
  • Brandon Murphy, OL, Harmony — ETBU
  • Mitchell Penny, Brownsboro — ETBU
  • Geromey Porter, DB, Paul Pewitt — ETBU
  • Josh Scoggin, Mount Pleasant — Southwestern
  • Clint Sorrells, LB, Gladewater — ETBU
  • Justin Stadtfeld, OL, Gladewater — ETBU
  • Adam Stallings, LB, Athens — ETBU
  • Justin Stewart, Jacksonville — ETBU
  • Michael Scott Suddeth, Hallsville — ETBU
  • Keldrean Strong, DB, Carthage — Texas Lutheran
  • Zach White, Mount Pleasant — ETBU
  • Bryce Wilkerson, WR, Tyler Lee — Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Kiounis Williams, LB, Center — ETBU
  • Travis Willoughby, QB/WR, Big Sandy — Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Amier Wilson, OL/DL, Tyler Lee — Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Santerris Younger, Paul Pewitt — ETBU

 

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