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TSU signs 23 on National Signing Day

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TSU signs 23 on National Signing Day

Posted on 04 February 2015 by Allen

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Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed announced the addition of 23 new Tigers on National Signing Day, Wednesday.
The class includes 18 incoming freshmen and nine players who call the Volunteer State home.
The 2015 group is tied for the largest in Reed’s tenure and features 12 offensive player, nine defenders and one specialist. The full list can be seen, below:

Jonte Broski – TE, 6’3”, 235lbs., Northmont HS, Clayton, Ohio

Played tight end and linebacker for Northmont HS in Ohio… Played in 10 games as a senior… Caught 30 passes for 308 yards… Averaged 10.3 yards per reception… Scored three touchdowns… Made 13 tackles as a senior… Caught a season-high six passes for 73 yards in a win at Fairfield… Selected to 2015 Ohio All-Star Game… Ranked number 8 in the JJ Huttle top one hundred football prospects… Saw action in nine contests as a junior… Made 14 receptions for 116 yards… Scored three touchdowns… Led team to an 8-4 record in 2013… Was a senior captain playing under Lance Schneider… Played in the Greater Western Ohio Conference… Had offers from Akron and Youngstown State… Is the son of Veronica Broski… Born July 17,1997…

Greg Harvey, Jr. – CB, 5’9”, 172lbs., Cordova HS, Cordova, Tenn.

Played cornerback at Cordova HS in Tennessee… Notched 52 stops as a senior (33 solo)… Had 2.0 tackles for loss… Intercepted three passes, returning them for 80 yards… Broke up seven passes… Returned six kickoffs for 130 yards… Had a long of 45 yards… Fielded six punts for 95 yards… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds… Did the shuttle run in 4.26 seconds… Has a vertical leap of 32”… Received an offer from Jacksonville State… Played for Anthony Jones, Jr…. Son of Carolyn and Greg Harvey, Sr…

Shakur Jackson – CB, 5’9”, 165lbs., Roswell HS, Roswell, Ga.

Played wide receiver and cornerback at Roswell HS in Georgia… Led team to an 8-4 record overall and a 6-2 mark in region as a senior… Played in five games according to Maxpreps and caught15 passes for 109 yards… Scored a touchdown… Named First Team All North Fulton County 6A as a senior… Played in the 2014 Senior Chamber Bowl… Earned his team a playoff berth for the first time since 2010… Had offers from Air Force, Army, Austin Peay and Campbell… Son of Tabitha Hanes…

Andrew Knox – RB, 5’10”, 242lbs., Siegel HS, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Played fullback and middle linebacker at Siegel HS in Murfreesboro, Tennessee… Scored 12 touchdowns and 74 total points as a senior… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds… Can bench press 325lbs…. Can squat 485lbs…. Has a twin brother, Andre who also played for Siegel HS… Played for the East Team in the eighth annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic… Ran for 106 yards against Blackman as a junior… Coached by Greg Wyant… Son of Andrea and Earl Knox…

Quintis Maddox – DE, 6’3”, 265lbs., Salem HS, Conyers, Ga.

Played reps at defensive end and middle linebacker for Salem HS in Conyers, Georgia… Led team to a 6-5 overall record and a 6-3 mark in the region as a senior… Had offers from Middle Tennessee State, Austin Peay, Western Kentucky and South Carolina State… Was also a member of the track and field team… Played for John Starr… Son of LaDonna Maddox…

Trevion Duncan – S, 5’10”, 180lbs., Lamar HS, Houston, Texas

Played in the defensive secondary at Lamar HS in Houston, Texas… Recorded four interceptions as a senior… Returned three picks for touchdowns… Recovered a fumble… Ran back the recovery 25 yards for a score… Averaged 31 yards per interception return… Notched 40 stops as a junior… Broke up four passes in 2013… Picked off three passes as a junior… Scored one touchdown in 2013… Led team to a 10-3 overall record and a 7-0 mark district play… Made it to the second round of the 6A State Playoffs in 2014… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds… Can bench press 300lbs… Had offers from Lamar, Incarnate Word and Texas State… Coached by Tom Nolan…

Mahlon Medley – TE, 6’3”, 220lbs., Mallard Creek HS, Charlotte, NC

Lined up at tight end for Mallard Creek HS in Charlotte, North Carolina… Led team to a 15-1 record overall and a 7-0 mark in conference… Won the 4AA State Championship as the four seed… Defeated No. 1 seed Wake Forest, 25-14 in the championship game… Caught 49 passes for 538 yards and two touchdowns as a junior… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds… Named 2015 TE MVP by nucsports.com… Rated a three-star prospect by rivals.com… Had offers from Ball State, Hampton and Gardner-Webb… Was also a member of the track and field team… Coached by Michael Palmieri… Son of Devon Medley…

Gabe Scott – CB/WR, 5’11”, 165lbs., Trezevant HS, Memphis, Tenn.

Played in the secondary and at wideout for Trezevant HS in Memphis… Accumulated over 800 yards receiving during last two seasons… Caught 22 touchdowns and scored 27 total… Had 2,000 all-purpose yards… Picked off 12 passes… Broke up 25 passes… Forced four fumbles and recovered five… Returned one fumble for a touchdown… Notched 70 tackles… Had one sack… Ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns… Returned three punts for scores… Named team MVP as a junior and senior… Selected All-State as a receiver as a junior… Named All-State as a cornerback in 2014… Selected to the All-Metro and Rated a two-star prospect by 247sports.com… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds… Has a 33.1 inch vertical leap… Had offers from Central Arkansas, McNeese State, Howard and Texas Southern… Coached by Teli White… Son of Claudine and Robert Scott… Born June 8. 1997… Plans to major in Biology…

Lachavious Simmons – DE/T, 6’4”, 270lbs., Selma HS, Selma, Ala.

Played on both sides of the line at Selma HS in Alabama… Also had offers from Jacksonville State, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Samford and Savannah State… Led team to a 6-4 record as a senior… Coached by John Terrel… Son of Quincella Simmons… Born Sept. 26, 1996…

Akeem Granger – RB, 6’0”, 210lbs., Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Played running back at Flanagan HS in Pembroke Pines in Florida… Rushed for three touchdowns in a game against West Broward… Had 80 yards on only 6 carries versus Fort Lauderdale… Recorded 392 yards on only 61 carries and five touchdowns in 2013… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds… Can squat 500lbs… Has a 30” vertical… Led team to a 12-1 record overall and a 7-0 district record as a senior… Lost to eventual State Champ Columbus in the semi-final at the 8A State Playoffs…Named to the 2015 Dolphins All-Star Game for Team Broward… Coached by Devin Bush…

Tyler Black – CB, 5’9”, 170lbs., Oakland HS, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, safety and cornerback for nearby Oakland HS… Carried the ball 109 times for 736 yards as a senior… Averaged 6.8 yards per rush… Had three games with over 100 yards rushing… Notched 50 (30 solo) tackles in 2014… Had 3.0 tackles for loss… Intercepted six passes in his career, including three as a senior… Broke up a total of nine passes… Recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal in 2014… Caused a fumble as a junior… Scored three touchdowns as a sophomore… Led team to a 14-2 record and a berth into the Final Four of the 6A State Playoffs… Lost to state champions Maryville in the semi-finals… Coached by Thomas McDaniel… Teammate of Jack Jones (Tennessee), Kyle Oliver (Tennessee) and Josh Smith (Vanderbilt)…Rated a three-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and Rivals… Had offers from Eastern Michigan and Austin Peay… Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Men of Distinction and Young Life… Had a 3.5 GPA and was on the Honor Roll… Son of Bridgette Black-Kertchaval and Kenneth Adams… Born Nov. 15, 1996… Plans to major in Business with a minor in Accounting…

Blair Edwards – LB, 6’1”, 192lbs., Gadsden City HS, Gadsden, Ala.

Played middle and outside linebacker as well as safety at Gadsden City HS in Alabama… Notched 133 stops… Recovered a pair of fumbles… Scored a touchdown of defense… Had eight tackles for loss… Was honored by the Alabama High School Association for his 16 tackle and two sack performance in the Titans’ 34-28 double overtime win over Auburn… Named Second Team All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior… Led team to a 10-3 overall record and 6-1 region record as a senior… Named Fox 6 2014 7A Defensive Player of the Year… Selected to the Pigskin Roundup All-star Team… Had offers from Jacksonville State and Alabama State… Coached by Matt Scott… Son of Freda and Rodney Edwards… Born Jan. 30, 1997…

Jacob Gray – T, 6’2”, 262lbs., Bolivar Central HS, Bolivar, Tenn.

Played tackle at Bolivar Central HS in Tennessee… Chosen as one of Brandon’s Beasts of the Week for Week 7 by The Jackson Sun… Won the 2014 Steve Young Award… Named 14-AA Offensive Lineman of the Year by Shelby Metro Sports… Had offers from Kennesaw State and Alcorn State… Played for Woodrow Lowe, Jr…. Nicknamed “Cowboy”… Son of Sharon Anderson…

Camren Jones – T, 6’4”, 295lbs., Ridgeway HS, Memphis, Tenn.

Played on the offensive line, specifically at tackle for Ridgeway HS in Memphis… Led team to a 12-2 overall record and a 6-0 mark in the district as a senior… Helped his team reach the semi-finals of the Division I Class 5A State Championship… Fell to eventual State Champ Hillsborough in the Final Four… Named First-Team 15-AAA All-District… Can bench press 395lbs…. Can squat 500 lbs…. Had offers from Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and Alcorn State… Played for Duron Sutton… Son of Vaniessa and Charlie Jones…

Deon Ragston – OL, 6’3”, 290lbs., Caney Creek HS, Conroe, Texas
Played mainly at guard for Caney Creek HS in Conroe, Texas… Named Offensive Lineman of the Week 5 times as a varsity OG starter in his sophomore year… Was a 7 time O-lineman of the Week in his junior season… Made the All-District team as a senior… Recorded 54 pancakes and 68 chop blocks as a junior… Credited with 29 pancakes and 45 chops… Carried a solid 3.5 GPA… Ranked 83rd out of 400 students in his class… Was on the A/B honor roll… Can bench press 300 lbs… Can squat 430 lbs… Had offers from Lamar, Grambling, Texas Southern and Sam Houston State… Played for Coach Vee… Son of Linda a Darrell Ragston Sr….

Robert Crawford – DL, 6’2”, 245lbs., Father Ryan HS, Nashville, Tenn.

Played outside linebacker and defensive end for Father Ryan HS in Nashville… Amassed 84 stops (52 solo) during his junior campaign… Had 6.0 tackles for loss… Sacked the quarterback 5.5 times in 2013… Recovered a fumble and forced four as a junior… Named Second Team All-Midstate by the Tennessean… Selected to the Division-AA All-Rutherford County Team… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds… Bench presses 365lbs… Can squat 460lbs… Had an offer from Tennessee Tech… Played for coach Bruce Lussier…

Roshea Grays – RB, 5’10”, 183lbs., Lavergne HS, Lavergne, Tenn.

Played running back at nearby Lavergne HS in Tennessee… Carried the ball 191 times as senior… Rushed for 1,491 yards… Averaged 7.8 yards per carry… Gained an average of 165.7 yards per game… Scored 17 touchdowns… Did not fumble once… Had offers from UT Martin, Tennessee Tech and Austin Peay… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds… Rated a two-star prospect by 247sports.com… Coached by Stanton Stevens… Also ran track…

AJ Flowers – S, 6’1”, 200lbs., College of the Siskiyous, Miami, Fla.

Played in the secondary at College of Siskiyous in California… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds… Can squat 400lbs… Picked off three passes as a JUCO… Forced and recovered one fumble… Notched 38 stops… Had three tackles for loss… Broke up three passes… Attended La Salle HS in Florida… Named Second Team All-Dade County… Participated in an All-Star Game showcasing Public and Private School Athletes… Played under Coach Roche… Son of Andrea Riley and Amp Flowers…Born Feb. 21, 1993…Plans on majoring in communications…

Geordie Bunn – P, 6’6”, 207lbs., Butte College, Queensland, Australia

Suited up as punter for Butte College in California… Friends with former TSU Australian punter Leon Holderhead… Was named all-conference in 2014… Led team to Junior College State and Co – National Champions in 2013… Selected MVP vs American River… Chosen as Butte College’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014… Played under Coach Jordan… Enters TSU as a sophomore… Son of Paul and Donna Bunn… Born July 11, 1992… Intends on majoring in Business… Relatives include Sam Thaiday – Australian Rugby League Player (Brother), Damariay Drew – Cal Berkeley Safety (Brother In-Law)…

Mid-Year Enrollees

Michael Hughes – QB, 6’2”, 215lbs., Hillsboro HS, Nashville, Tenn.

Played under center at Hillsboro HS in Nashville… Threw for over 1,300 yards and 14 scores in 2014… Led team to a 14-1 overall record, 7-0 in the district as a senior… Made it to the State Championship Game of Class 5A… Completed 104 passes for 1,694 yards as a junior… Threw 16 touchdowns in 2013… Completed 51 percent of his passes as a junior… Ran for a pair of touchdowns as a junior and two as a sophomore… Completed 63 percent of his passes… Named All-District and All-City in 2014… Selected All-State as well in 2015… Coached by Louis C. Clayton… Born May 8, 1996

Rodney Morris – TE, 6’3”, 220lbs., UAB, Alpharetta, Ga.

Spent last season redshirting at the University of Alabama-Birmingham… Played senior season at Alpharetta High School after attending 9th-11th years at Wesleyan High … Saw action at wide receiver, tight end, linebacker and defensive back … Caught 30 passes for 500-plus yards as a senior … Rated a two-star prospect by 247sports.com… Had offers from Alabama State, Appalachian State, Buffalo and Charlotte… Also played basketball at Alpharetta… Enrolled at TSU in Spring Semester of 2015…

David Kamara – CB, 5’10”, 199lbs., Ole Miss, Loganville, Ga.

Spent the last two seasons at Ole Miss… Played in 10 games in 2014… 2013: Played in four games on special teams … Posted a solo tackle in college debut… HIGH SCHOOL: Selected as a Semper Fidelis All-American … Rated the No. 70 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 85 by ESPN.com … A 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … Named to the Gwinnett Daily Post All-County third team as a senior after helping Grayson win the Region 8-6A championship … Helped Grayson win the Class 5A state title and compile a 15-0 record en route to a No. 4 ranking by USA Today his junior season when he posted 59 tackles and four interceptions … Coached in high school by Mickey Conn…PERSONAL: Son of Sorie and Alice Kamara … Born: Oct. 3, 1994 …

Duaron Williams – T, 6’3”, 289lbs., Iowa State, Orlando, Fla.

Spent the last three seasons at Iowa State, including redshirting in 2012… Was a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com … Ranked No. 29 among projected offensive guards in the class of 2012 by Rivals.com … No. 10 among prospects ranked in the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Class of 2012 “Super 60”… 2010 second-team All-Orange County selection by Orlando Sentinel … Helped the Tigers earn a 10-2 record in his junior season … Played at left tackle for Jones in the 2010 season … Named top offensive lineman at the National Underclassmen Combine … coached in high school by Kenard Lang, who played 10 seasons in the NFL for Cleveland, Denver and Washington… Born Sept. 17, 1993 … Son of Angela Williams …

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