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National Signing Day
Schools Around The Area Announce Their Recruits

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Mark Martin
February 7, 2013


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Schools around the area announced what prize football recruits they landed on National Signing Day.

Following is a list of recruits for West Virginia University, Marshall University, Ohio University, West Virginia State University, University of Charleston and the University of Kentucky:

West Virginia University

Mario Alford WR 5-9 175 Greenville, Ga./Georgia Military College
Al-Rasheed Benton LB 6-2 220 Newark, N.J./Shabazz
Ronald Carswell WR 6-0 180 Macon, Ga./Itawamba CC
*Hodari Christian LB 6-1 195 McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport
Shelton Gibson WR 6-1 175 Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights
Brandon Golson LB 6-3 220 St. Mathews, S.C./Georgia Military College
*Malik Greaves S 6-3 200 Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
Marvin Gross DE 6-4 225 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar
d’Vante Henry LB 6-5 205 Moore, Okla./Arizona Western
Darrien Howard LB 6-2 250 Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne
Dontrill Hyman DE 6-4 265 Warsaw, N.C./Hinds CC
Marcell Lazard OL 6-6 293 Bloomfi eld, N.J./Bloomfi eld
Grant Lingafelter OL 6-5 265 Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls
Isaac McDonald S 6-5 205 Hialeah, Fla./Champagnat Catholic
Nick O’Toole P 6-3 220 Corona, Calif./Fullerton College
*Chavas Rawlins QB 6-3 190 Monessen, Pa./Monessen
*Daikiel Shorts WR 6-1 200 Clayton, N.J./Eastern Christian
*Wendell Smallwood RB 5-11 194 Wilmington, Del./Eastern Christian
*Dreamius Smith RB 5-10 215 Wichita, Kan./Butler CC
Tyler Tezeno OL 6-3 280 Houston, Texas/Klein Collins
Jeremy Tyler S 6-0 195 Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
Stone Underwood OL 6-4 285 Brookhaven, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC
Elijah Wellman FB 6-2 235 Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley
*Kevin White WR 6-4 210 Macungie, Pa./Lackawanna College
Daryl Worley S 6-2 190 Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter


Marshall University

Kevin Anderson QB, 6-2, 204 Boca Raton HS Boca Raton, Fla.
Jeremiah Benjamin LB, 6-2, 215 McArthur HS Hollywood, Fla.
Arnold Blackmon DL, 6-2, 245 Navarro (Junior) College Bellaire, Texas
Josh Brown DL, 6-5, 300 South Aiken HS Aiken, S.C.
Brandon Byrd RB, 6-0, 198 East Bay HS Gibsonton, Fla.
Cody Collins OL, 6-2, 280 Trotwood-Madison HS Trotwood, Ohio
Tyler Combs OL 6-5, 275 Lawrence County HS Louisa, Ky.
Neville Hewitt LB, 6-2, 220 Georgia Military College Conyers, Ga.
Stefan Houston LB, 6-3, 200 Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Clarksburg, Md.
Chris Huhn OL, 6-6, 290 Pickerington North HS Pickerington, Ohio
Justin Hunt WR, 6-2, 180 Whitehaven HS Memphis, Tenn.
Sandley Jean-Felix OL, 6-5, 292 Boyd Anderson HS Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Angelo Jean-Louis WR, 6-0, 185 Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Wellington, Fla.
Michael Johnson DB, 5-10, 165 Booker T. Washington HS Miami, Fla.
Shawney Kersey WR, 6-1, 197 Penn State transfer Woodbury, N.J.
Josh Knight WR, 6-1, 180 Fort Pierce HS Fort Pierce, Fla.
Tiquan Lang DB, 5-9, 174 Lowndes HS (Valdosta, Ga.) Port St. Joe, Fla.
Taj Letman DB, 6-3, 195 Holmes (Miss.) CC Elberton, Ga.
Deontay McManus WR, 6-2, 220 Atlanta Sports Academy Baltimore, Md.
Tony Pittman RB, 5-11, 200 Phoebus HS Hampton, Va.
Shykeem Pitts DB, 5-11, 175 Ridge HS Davenport, Fla.
Aaron Plantt LB, 6-1, 202 Hallandale HS Hallandale, Fla.
Michael Selby OL, 6-3, 280 Washington County HS Sandersville, Ga.
Devon Smith WR, 5-7, 150 Penn State transfer White Plains, Md.
Gary Thompson DE/LB, 6-3, 206 Helix HS La Mesa, Calif.
Corey Tindal CB, 5-10, 175 Atlanta Sports Academy Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Kent Turene LB, 6-3, 230 Atlanta Sports Academy Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
De’Andre “Chocolate” Wilson DB, 5-10, 170 Myrtle Beach HS Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Gerald Wright OL, 6-3 320 Northwestern HS Miami, Fla.


Ohio University

Leon Alexander Freshman S | 6-2 | 190 Detroit, Mich. | Martin Luther King High School
Cleon Aloese Freshman DL | 6-1 | 290 Pago Pago, A.S. | Tafuna High School
Tarell Basham Freshman DE | 6-4 | 240 Rocky Mount, Va. | Franklin County High School | Hargrave Military Academy
Dorian Brown Freshman RB | 5-11 | 195 Pittsburgh, Pa. | Baldwin High School
Jarid Brown Freshman CB | 6-0 | 185 Huntingtown, Md. | Archbishop Carroll High School | Fork Union Military Academy
Cedric Brown Freshman WR | 6-1 | 185 Martinsburg, W. Va. | Martinsburg High School
Brendan Cope Freshman WR | 6-3 | 185 Warren, Ohio | Howland High School
Tyree Graves Freshman DL | 6-3 | 230 Clearwater, Fla. | Pinellas Park High School
Tate Leavitt Freshman OL | 6-6 | 300 Thornville, Ohio | Sheridan High School
Troy Mangen Freshman TE | 6-5 | 237 Union, Ohio | Northmont High School
Cameron McLeod Junior DL | 6-3 | 285 McLain, Miss. | Greene County High School | Jones County Junior College
Mason Morgan Freshman TE | 6-5 | 230 Cincinnati, Ohio | Sycamore
Zach Murdock Freshman OL | 6-4 | 285 Dublin, Ohio | Dublin Coffman High School
Quentin Poling Freshman LB | 6-0 | 215 Spencerville, Ohio | Elida High School
Tony Porter Freshman DL | 6-0 | 280 Lawrenceville, Ga. | Peachtree Ridge High School
Corey Quallen Freshman S | 6-2 | 205 Mason, Ohio | Mason High School
Casey Sayles Freshman DE | 6-3 | 260 Omaha, Neb. | Omaha North High School
Trent Smart Freshman DE | 6-3 | 240 Wilmington, Ohio | Clinton Massie High School
Dyquan Stewart Freshman CB | 5-9 | 175 Stafford, Va. | Mountain View High School | Fork Union Military Academy
Watson Tautuiaki Sophomore DL | 6-2 | 290 Sacramento, Ca. | Elk Grove High School | LA Harbor College
Durrell Wood Freshman OL | 6-3 | 325 Columbus, Ohio | Groveport Madison High School
Justin Wyatt Freshman WR | 6-1 | 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. | Collins Hill High School


West Virginia State University

Luke Barnes, 5’11’’ 160, safety. Chillicothe High School (Ohio)
Sherman Bernett, 5’11’’ 210, linebacker. St. John’s High School (Washington, D.C.)
Dwight Blankenship, 6’0’’ 225, linebacker. Wayne High School (W.Va.)
Trevon Bolin-Hitchens, 6’4’’ 210, tight end. Waverly High School (Ohio)
Devon Bollinger, 6’1’’ 260, defensive tackle. Reynoldsburg High School (Ohio)
Noah Brown, 6’4’’ 290, defensive tackle. Lafayette High School (Ky.)
Justin Carr, 6’3’’ 225, linebacker. Lafayette High School (Ky.)
Zevin Clark, 5’10’’ 190, running back. Crystal Lake South High School (Ill.)
Kevin Coffie, 5’9’’ 160, defensive back. Springbrook High School (Md.)
Darrod Doleman, 5’10’’ 160, defensive back. Jefferson High School (W.Va.)
Nicholas Dreixler, 6’2’’ 250, guard. Mount Carmel High School (Ill.)
Jared Fehrens, 6’4’’ 240, defensive end. Courtland High School (Va.)
Jules Ferguson, 6’3’’ 235, linebacker. Princeton High School (Ohio)
Dennis Gardeck, 6’2’’ 190, linebacker. Crystal Lake South High School (Ill.)
Geoff Gardner, 6’2’’ 275, guard. Grayslake North High School (Ill.)
Garrett Grafton, 6’3’’ 300, tackle. Winfield High School (W.Va.)
Paul Hammer, 6’1’’ 200, linebacker. Hebron High School (Texas)
Kurt Jones, 6’2’’ 250, guard. Cabell-Midland High School (W.Va.)
T.C. Kester, 5’10’’ 160, safety. Winfield High School (W.Va.)
Matt Kinnick, 6’2’’ 190, quarterback. St. Clairsville High School (Ohio)
Drew Kirby, 5’9’’ 210, running back. St. Albans High School (W.Va.)
Jarod Martin, 6’3’’ 225, tight end. Huntington High School (W.Va.)
Raleigh Mason, 5’8’’ 205. running back. Brooke High School (W.Va.)
Dustyn Murphy, 6’3’’ 205, tight end. Nicholas County High School (W.Va.)
Garrett Peavler, 5’10’’ 170, safety/quarterback. Lafayette High School (Ky.)
Mitchell Rowell, 6’0’’ 235, linebacker. Gahanna Lincoln High School (Ohio)
Dalton Shannon, 6’2’’ 285, center/guard. Belleview High School (Fla.)
Gavin Smith, 5’9’’ 160, kicker/punter. St. Albans High School (W.Va.)
Geoffrey Walker, 6’3’’ 190, wide receiver. Jefferson High School (W.Va.)
Akil Washington, 6’2’’ 185, wide receiver. Suitland High School (Washington, D.C.)
Trent Williamson, 5’11’’ 205, quarterback. Westfall High School (Ohio)
Jamir Wilson, 6’0’’ 180, safety. Seneca Valley High School (Md.)


University of Charleston

Mason Olszewski, QB, Pickerington North HS - Pickerington, Ohio
Justin Clinton, WR, Martinsburg HS - Martinsburg, WV
Cody Rounds, WR, Coral Springs HS - Coral Springs, FL
Justin Babos, FB, Youngstown Boardman - Youngstown, OH
John Babos, FB, Youngstown Boardman - Youngstown, OH
Luke Sears, LB, Lakewood Ranch HS - Bradenton, FL
Kim Olige, LB, Mallard Creek HS - Charlotte, NC
Seth Adams, OL, Halifax HS - South Boston, VA
Trevor Gilliam, DL, Dobyns-Bennett HS - Kingsport, TN
Ryan Gamber, DE, Sycamore HS - Cincinnati, OH
Sammy Hall, OL, Ritchie County HS - Smithville, WV
Eric Marion, DL, Spotsylvania, PA
Jonathan Moore, DB, Archery Kell HS - Pineville, NC
Cedric Amadi, DB, Franklin HS - Reistertown, MD
Singleton Grant, Jr., S, Glenville HS - Euclid, OH
Tyron Thompson, S, East Region HS - Voorhees, NJ
Marvin Elam, RB, Mt. View HS - Lawrenceville, GA
Michael Farhat, OL Lakewood Ranch HS - Brandenton, FL
Logan Cox, S, Parkersburg South HS - Mineralwells, WV
Vincent Rambo, RB, Independence HS - Columbus, OH
Skylar Wotrig, LB, John Handley HS, VA. - Capon Bridge, WV
Quincy Watford, WR, Chamblee, Ellenwood, GA


University of Kentucky

Za'Darius Smith DE (JC) Greenville, AL East Mississippi Community College
Jason Hatcher DE Trinity High School
Javess Blue WR (JC)Babson Park, FL Butler Community College
Ryan Timmons ATH Frankfort, KY Franklin County High School
Jojo Kemp RB DeLand, FL DeLand High School
Jaleel Hytchye CB Cincinnati, OH La Salle High School
Alvonte Bell DE Miramar, FL Everglades High School
Kyle Meadows OT West Chester, OH Lakota West High School
Khalid Thomas ATH Tallahassee, FL Godby High School
Nate Willis CB (JC) Yuma, AZ Arizona Western College
Alexander Montgomery TE-H Weston, FL Cypress Bay High School
Jacob Hyde #55 DT Manchester, KY Clay County High School
Marcus McWilson S Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney High School
Steve Borden TE-Y (JC) Waxahachie, TX Kilgore College
Jeff Badet WR Orlando, FL Freedom High School
Austin MacGinni K Prattville, AL Prattville High School
Regie Meant DT Cape Coral, FL Ida Baker High School
Blake McClain S Winter Park, FL Winter Park High School
Ramsey Meyers OG Orange Park, FL Ridgeview High School
Nicholas Haynes OGNiceville, FL Niceville Senior High School
Reese Phillips QB-PPSignal Mountain, TN Signal Mountain High SchooL
Justin Day OT Aiken, SC South Aiken High School


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