The University of Arkansas at Monticello football staff announced the signing of eight total players during the 2016 mid-signing period.

“We are extremely excited about the signees for this year’s mid-year class,” said head coach Hud Jackson. “We feel that we got some quality football players but more importantly we got some quality people.”

Deon Knox – Itawamba – Cornerback | 5’11 , 175 lbs.

Lawayne Lenoir – Copiah-Lincoln – Offensive Lineman | 6’5 , 320 lbs.

Anthony Walker – Holmes – Linebacker | 6’1 , 205 lbs.

Jacquan White – Southwest Mississippi – Linebacker | 6’1 , 235 lbs.

Tyler Staples – Holmes – Cornerback | 6’0 , 180 lbs.

Reggie Sanders – Arkansas Baptist – Offensive Lineman | 6’1 , 290 lbs.

Ty Thomas – Navarro – Linebacker | 6’1 , 235 lbs.

Orrin Walsh – Holmes – Tight End | 6’2 , 255 lbs.

“Most of our signees had multiple offers and our coaches were able to go in and do a great job of getting them to come to UAM to be part of our football program,” Jackson said. “This group is special they will come in and have a huge impact on our team. I want to commend our coaches for their effort and long hours. Their time away from home during recruiting is tough on them. I appreciate all they do.”

Jackson said the returning players are really excited about the upcoming off-season and spring ball because they, along with the coaches, feel like they’ve got a chance to do some very special things in 2017.