Seven football players from Southeast Arkansas are among the 41 high school seniors and 17 mid-year transfers who signed with the University of Arkansas at Monticello on National Signing Day. National Signing Day is the first day a high school senior can sign their national letter of intent
Those from Southeast Arkansas signing with UAM are:
Tye Brown, a 6-2, 165-pound quarterback from Star City. Brown had 2,293 passing yards (20 touchdowns) and 509 rushing yards (13 touchdowns) in 2015. His career totals include 7,448 passing yards (61 touchdowns) and 865 rushing yards (24 touchdowns). His awards include, All-State, All-Conference, Wendy’s Heisman State winner and the Brandon Burlsworth Award. He has a 4.0 GPA.
Brady Flemister, a 6-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Monticello High School. Flemister made All-Conference and All-Southeast Arkansas.
Benjamin Nichols, a 6-1, 300-pound defensive and offensive linemen from Monticello High School. He is a three-year letterwinner, second team all-conference, National Honor Society, Beta Club, English class president and carries a 3.8 GPA.
Jayse Snider, a 6-2, 215-pound athlete from McGehee High School. He is a two-time All Conference awardee and was on the Farm Bureau offensive watch list.
Nadravian “Poppa” Woods, a 6-3, 250-pound defensive lineman from Hamburg High School. He is a 3-year letterwinner, 3-time Defensive Lineman of the Week and All-Conference.
Coy Simpson, a 6-1, 250-pound offensive lineman from Watson Chapel High School. He is a two-time all-conference and two-time All-Southeast Arkansas awardee.
Tru’Davis Hobbs, a 6-2, 310-pound defensive lineman from DeWitt High School. Hobbs played both offensive and defensive line positions.
The high school senior signing class includes 24 from Arkansas, 11 from Louisiana, three from Mississippi, two from Texas and one from Oklahoma. The junior college breakdown includes nine from Mississippi schools, four from Kansas, three from Texas and one from Arizona, according to a UAM news release announcing the 58 signees.
The signees, in addition to the seven from Southeast Arkansas, are:
Tavion Bass, 5-11, 305, Defensive Line, Osceola High School (Arkansas)
2015 stats: 30 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles… 2014 stats: 22 tackles, three sacks, one interception, one touchdown… Two-time all-conference… 2015 all-state, 2015 conference lineman of the year… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.
Jodi Booker, 5-10, 225, Linebacker, Jonesboro High School (Arkansas)
2015 6A East All-State Team, Two-time state wrestling champion.
Terry Bozeman, 6-2, 205, Quarterback, Walker High School (Louisiana)
2015 stats: 2,200 passing yards, 34 total TD… Two-time honorable mention all-district, two-time second team all-parish… 2014 stats: 3,300 passing yards, 35 total TD, led the state in passing… Started in the U.S. Army Redstick Bowl Game this past year.
A.J. Brown, Jr., 5-10, 180, Defensive Back, Madison Central High School (Mississippi)
Earned player of the week honors.
Tyrone Brumfield, 5-11, 205, Linebacker, Kentwood High School (Louisiana)
2015 all-district, 2015 second team all-state, played in 2015 LHSAA All-Star Game and was a member of 1A state championship team.
Ke’Dren Brunson, 5-9, 150, Receiver, Jonesboro High School (Arkansas)
Obed Bullitt, 6-0, 290, Defensive Line, Madison Central High School (Mississippi)
Standout defensive lineman.
Deuce Caston, 5-9, 175, Athlete, C.E. Byrd High School (Shreveport, Louisiana)
2015 all-district and all-area.
Gunnar Burks, 5-9, 180, Receiver, Bryant High School (Arkansas)
All-501 team, team offensive player of the year, 2015 team captain, all-Arkansas preps, Arkansas Democrat Gazette player of the week.
Peyton Daugherty-Glisson, 6-1, 270, Offensive Line, Cabot High School (Arkansas)
First team all-conference, all-state, academic all-conference.
Jordan Davis, 5-10, 202, Linebacker, Broken Arrow High School (Oklahoma)
Ian Debord, 6-7, 250, Tight End, Corning High School (Arkansas)
All-conference as an offensive and defensive lineman and tight end.
Joe Frazier, Jr., 5-10, 195, Running Back, Nettleton High School (Jonesboro, Arkansas)
2015 stats: 1,169 rushing yards, 16 TD in eight games… 2014 stats: 1,110 rushing yards, 12 TD… Two-time 5A East All-Conference… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.
Robert Futrell, 6-3, 200, Linebacker, Wynne High School (Arkansas)
Standout linebacker… Versatile defensive player that could play several positions.
Paul Guidry, 6-0, 300, Defensive Line, Notre Dame High School (Crowley, Louisiana)
First team all-state, first team coaches all-state, first team all-district, first team all-acadiana, first team all-parish, first team all-metro, member of state championship team.
Keydrick Guillory, 6-2, 260, Offensive Line, Lagrange High School (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
Two-time first team all-district.
Donovan Gurley, 6-1, 305, Defensive Line, Hazen High School (Arkansas)
2015 stats: 138 tackles, 40 tackles for loss… Two-time all-state, two-time all-conference, Hooten’s/Farm Bureau 2A Defensive Player of the Year, USA Today All-Arkansas Team… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.
Tommy James, 5-10, 270, Defensive Line, Ouachita Parish High School (Monroe, Louisiana)
First team all-district, all-northeast Louisiana honorable mention, team captain.
Donald Jenkins, 6-2, 210, Running Back, Neville High School (Monroe, Louisiana)
All-state honorable mention, first team all-district, first team all-northeast Louisiana, second team all-Ouachita.
D.J. Johnson, 6-0, 173, Receiver, Maumelle High School (Arkansas)
Two-time first team all-conference.
Kush Jones, 5-8, 170, Receiver, Arkansas High School (Texarkana, Arkansas)
2015 stats: 54 receptions, 613 yards, seven touchdowns.
Josh Marini, 5-9, 165, Kicker/Punter, Bowie High School (Austin, Texas)
First team all-district punter and kicker, all-district special teams player of the year… Academic honor roll.
Marshaud Melancon, 6-1, 190, Defensive Back, East Ascension High School (Gonzales, Louisiana)
Standout all-around player.
C.J. Parham, 6-0, 165, Cornerback, Harmony Grove High School (Camden, Arkansas)
All-conference… Was also named the conference outstanding quarterback.
Logan Penn, 5-7, 175, Running Back, Hazen High School (Arkansas)
2015 stats: 2,100 rushing yards, 31 touchdowns… 2014 stats: 1,800 rushing yards yards, 34 TD… Two-time weight lifting state champion… Two-time all-state, two-time all-conference… Also all-state in track… Has been selected to play in NUC Texas vs. World senior showcase bowl game.
Keaton Phillips, 6-5, 320, Offensive Line, Clarksville High School (Arkansas)
2015 stats: 68 pancake blocks… All-conference, 2015 Ark-lahoma Dream Team.
Kiren Sharp, 6-0, 195, Defensive Back, Columbus High School (Mississippi)
Played several positions on defense and special teams.
Chandler Stroud, 6-4, 305, Offensive Line, Hoxie High School (Arkansas)
First team all-conference, Second team all-state, Selected to play in Arkansas All-Star game.
Blaze Van Buren, 6-1, 260, Offensive Line, Neville High School (Monroe, Louisiana)
First team all-state, first team all-district, first team all-northeast Louisiana, second team all-Ouachita.
Trey Vautrot, 6-1, 225, Linebacker, Notre Dame High School (Crowley, Louisiana)
Two-time all-district, 2015 all-parish, 2015 all-metro, 2015 all-state… 2015 scholar athlete award.
Tarik Williams, 6-3, 300, Offensive Line, Hightower High School (Missouri City, Texas)
Second team all-district, Team offensive line MVP, player of the week, “Top Dog” award recipient.
Brayden Wilson, 6-1, 230, Running Back, Rivercrest High School (Arkansas)
2015 stats: 100 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles, 479 rushing yards, eight TD… School-record 311 career tackles… Three-time all-conference and two-time all-state.
Gus Wright, 6-1, 205, Linebacker, Siloam Springs High School (Arkansas)
Tre Youngblood, 6-0, 190, Defensive Back, Woodlawn High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
2015 stats: 3,890 total yards, 42 total TD… Two time all-district as an athlete and quarterback.
Gilmar Barrera, 6-2, 300, Offensive Line, Coffeyville Community College
… From Wichita, Kansas.
Wesley Bullock, 5-7, 160, Running Back, Coffeyville Community College
2015 stats: 281 rushing yards, 113 receiving yards, two touchdowns… From Tampa, Florida.
Chris Calcote, 6-2, 250, Defensive Line, Southwest Mississippi Community College
Was selected for the 2015 MACJC all-star game… From Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Hayden Cole, 6-0, 245, Running Back, Tyler Junior College
… From Pearland, Texas.
Jared Crouch, 5-11, 180, Defensive Back, University of Northern Arizona
Two-time all-district in high school… From Grapevine, Texas.
Nathan Crouch, 6-3, 195, Receiver, Tyler Junior College
First team all-district… Was an all-state selection in high school… From Grapevine, Texas.
Dayon Davis, 6-2, 296, Offensive Line, Northeast Mississippi Community College
2015 all-state… From Byhalia, Mississippi.
Chris Coby, 6-0, 190, Cornerback, Trinity Valley Community College
… From Longview, Texas.
Tripp Janssen, 6-0, 285, Offensive Line, Holmes Community College
Two-time all-state at Holmes CC… Mississippi JUCO all-star… From Starkville, Mississippi.
Scooter Jones, 5-11, 170, Defensive Back, Co-Lin Community College
Mississippi JUCO South defensive most valuable player… From Wesson, Mississippi.
Justin King, 6-2, 242, Linebacker, Mississippi Delta Community College
All-state in high school… From Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Terrance Lindsey, 6-2, 300, Defensive Line, Northeast Community College
2015 stats: 18 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack… From Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Jerry Magee, 6-0, 225, Linebacker, East Central Community College
Member of the 2015 Heart of Texas Bowl championship team… From Collins, Mississippi.
Josh Meis, 6-1, 210, Linebacker, Garden City Community College
Team leader in tackles and top 10 tackles in the Jayhawk Conference… From Cimarron, Kansas.
Malik Moore, 6-3, 300, Offensive Line, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
… From Wiggins, Mississippi.
Ed Smith, 5-10, 170, Receiver, Southwest Mississippi Community College
Mississippi JUCO all-region… From Brookhaven, Mississippi.
William Wilcome, 6-3, 285, Offensive Line, Coffeyville Community College
All-Jayhawk Conference, named team most outstanding offensive lineman… From Salina, Kansas.