Weevil Football inks 36 on National Signing Day

University of Arkansas at Monticello football coach Hud Jackson announced the 2017 signing day class on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1.

The commitments include 36 high school seniors and 10 mid-year transfers.

“Very excited with this group of high school players,” Jackson said. “We feel that we have some very talented players who are tremendous people. Our coaches did an outstanding job of locating players that fit what we do here at UAM. We feel the future is bright and these new Boll Weevils will make an impact on the field, in the classroom and in our community.”

Jackson said the mid-year signees will fill some spots where the team needed immediate help. “They have been working hard to blend in with our team in our off-season workouts,” Jackson said. “We hope that their presence in our program will generate competition that will make our team better.

“Our off-season program is testing our players and getting them ready for what we feel will be a very physical spring with lots of players battling for positions,” Jackson said. “Our staff is excited about our programs’ direction and looking forward to the competition that will define the character of this football team.”

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SIGNEES

Jackson Bray, 6-0, 255, Offensive Line | Rogers High School
-All-Conference 2015-2016, AHSCA All-Star Team Selection

Easton Seidl, 6-3, 245, Defensive Line | Cabot High School
-2015 All-Conference, 2016 All-Conference, All-State, All-State Game Nominee

Gunner Williams, 6-1, 225, Tight End | Pearl High School (Mississippi)
-2-time 1st Team All-Region, 2-time Defensive Lineman of the Year, Team Captain

Caleb Canady, 6-1, 170, Quarterback | Morrilton High School
-All-Conference Selection, All-State Selection, HS Record – Most Career Passing Yards, Most Career Passing Touchdowns

Malika Smith, 6-2, 205, Linebacker | Blytheville High School
– 2-time 1st Team All-Conference, All-State Selection, 2-time All-Courier News Team Selection

Anthony Ford, 6-0, 200, Linebacker | Covington High School (Louisiana)
-1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Metro, 1st Team All-State, Team Captain

Cody Nabors, 6-1, 200, Linebacker | Cabot High School
-Lead Team in Total Tackles.

Devonta Brown, 6-4, 265, Off./Def. Line | Warren High School
-4A State Champion team, 2 Year Letterman

Dylan Snow, 6-4, 230, Defensive Line | Hamburg High School
-3-time All-Conference Selection

Dazerius Bohanna, 5-11, 190, Defensive Back | Cordova High School (Tennessee)
-HS Record – Longest Interception Touchdown Return

Kolton Studdard, 6-6, 315, Offensive Line | White Hall High School
-All-Conference Selection, Honorable Mention All-State

Mark Smith, 5-10, 175, Long Snapper | Camden-Fairview High School
-2-time All-District Selection, 2016 All-State Selection, Jonesboro Sun “Best Under The Sun” 2016 Team Selection

Uche Utomi, 6-1, 170, Defensive Back | Lafayette High School (Louisiana)
-1st Team All-District, 2-time – Honorable Mention All-District, Broke HS record with fastest 40 yard dash time

Chance Anderson, 6-2, 245, Linebacker | Lafayette High School (Louisiana)
-2-time All-District Selection

Noah Hiledebrand, 6-0, 190, Quarterback | Nacogdoches High School (Texas)
-Football: 3-Year Starter (QB), 3-time All-District, All-Parish, All-City; Basketball: 2-time All-District, 2x All-City, 2-time All-Parish

Justin Christopher, 6-3, 240, Defensive Line | Horn Lake High School (Mississippi)
-Team Captain, Offensive Leadership Award

Chris Hargraves, 6-0, 195, Running Back | Camden-Fairview High School
-All-Conference Selection (2015-2016), All-State Selection

Cole Wood, 6-3, 180, Wide Receiver | Kilgore High School (Texas)
-2-time All-District Selection, Nokaoi Senior Bowl Selection

Dylan Scarlett, 6-3, 290, Offensive Line | Kilgore High School (Texas)
-1st Team All-District, 2x All-State Honorable Mention

Melek Hamilton, 5-6, 160, Running Back | Kilgore High School (Texas)
-1st Team All-District

Freddy Ware, 6-3, 350, Offensive Line | Rivercrest High School
-2-time 1st Team All-Conference, Class 3A All-State (2016), Blytheville Courier News 2016 Superteam Selection, 2x Conference Champion, Jonesboro Sun “Best Under The Sun” 2016 Team Selection

Austin Morse, 5-7, 175, Running Back/WR | Cabot High School
-All-Conference Honorable Mention

Darien Mitchell, 6-3, 280, Offensive Line | Minden High School (Louisiana)
-1st Team All-District Selection, LA HS All-Star Game Selection

Darrick Jackson, 6-0, 275, Defensive Line | White Haven High School (Tennessee)
-3-time Best Offensive Line Award, 1st Team All-Shelby Metro, 1st Team All-District, All-State Game Selection, State Champion, All-Region

Cameron Morgan, 6-0, 245, Linebacker | Minden High School (Lousiana)
-1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-Area

Corbin Malone, 5-11, 195, Wide Receiver | Tioga High School (Louisiana)
-2-time 1st Team All-District, 2-time 1st Team All-Cenla, Honorable Mention All-State, Tioga HS Retired His Jersey

Michael Jenkins, 6-0, 265, Defensive Line | Crossett High School
-2-time All-Conference, 2016 All-State

Hunter Grimes, 6-1, 255, Offensive Line | Prescott High School
-2016 3A State Champion, 2-time All-District Selection, 2016 All-State Selection, 2016 All-Area 1st Team

-Alex Day, 5-9, 200, Running Back | North Little Rock High School
-2016 Landers Award Nominee, 2015-2016 Hooten’s Award, Finalist, 7A All-State Selection, 2nd Team Pre-Season, All-Arkansas Selection, HS Record – Total Yards (2015 Season)

Malik Estell, 6-1, 175, Defensive Back | Hooks High School (Texas)
-1st Team All-Defensive Back (2014-2017), MVP (2015-2017), All-Area Selection, All-District Selection

Jaden Salley, 6-3, 245, Offensive Line | North Little Rock High School
-7A State Championship Game MVP, Team Captain, AHSCA All-Star Game, All-State, All-Conference

Brandon Potier, 6-2, 210, Linebacker | Catholic High School (Louisiana)
-2014-2015 2nd Team All-District, Team Captain, 2016 1st Team All-District, All-State Honorable Mention

Kameron Levingston, 5-8, 185, Athlete | Liberty-Eylau High School (Texas)
-All-American Selection, All-District Running Back,, All-Area Running Back

Isaiah Williams, 6-0, 190, Linebacker | Des Arc High School
-Farm Bureau Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year, All-State Selection, #1 Linebacker in 6-2A Conference, All-Star Game Invite

Kelvin Cohen, 6-3, 300, Off./Def. Line | Des Arc High School
-2017 East All-Star Selection (OL), 2016 All-State, 2015 All-Conference

Miles Fodrie, 6-0, 290, Offensive Line | Dulles High School (Texas)
-Voted Top 3 Centers in District, All-District Selection, 3 Year Team Captain

MID-YEAR TRANSFERS – (DECEMBER SIGNING PERIOD)

Jaylon Faire, 5-8, 175, Wide Receiver | Northeast Mississippi Community College
From Armory, Mississippi

LaWayne Lenoir, 6-4, 320, Offensive Line | Co-Lin Community College
From Tylertown, Mississippi

Jacquan White, 6-1, 235, Linebacker | Southwest Mississippi Community College
From Waynesboro, Mississippi

Reggie Sanders, 6-1, 290, Offensive Line | Arkansas Baptist
From Houston, Texas.

Tyler Staples, 6-1, 180, Defensive Back | Holmes Community College
From Columbus, Mississippi

Anthony Walker, 6-2, 220, Linebacker | Holmes Community College
From Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Deon Knox, 5-10, 175, Defensive Back | Itawamba Community College
From Grenada, Mississippi.

Ty Thomas, 6-2, 245, Linebacker | Nauaro Community College
From Rockwall, Texas.

Orrin Walsh, 6-2, 255, Tigh End | Holmes Community College
From Madison, Mississippi.

Obinna Nwachukwu, 5-10, 185, Defensive Back | Minot State
From Kansas City, Missouri

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