Kentucky State announces football signees

Kentucky State University head football coach Fred T. Farrier announced the 2008 Thorobred Football recruiting class. Coach Farrier stated, “We are very excited about this recruiting class. This group of student-athletes is a great mix of size and speed at several of the skill positions. I am very excited about the future of Kentucky State University Football and what this group brings to the table for the 2008 season and beyond.”

The 2008 Thorobred class will welcome 20 new student-athletes from high school and 6 student-athletes that enrolled at the beginning of the 2008 spring semester. The 26 new student-athletes include 7 recruits from the state of Kentucky. The class features 7 recruits from the state of Ohio, 5 from Michigan, 4 from Illinois, 2 from Indiana and 1 from Tennessee. This group is highlighted by 7 in-state recruits including Leland Banks from the state Class 3A champion Louisville Central High School and Dominique Alcorn from perennial state power Danville High School. The young men signed to national letters of intent are:

Name Position Ht. Wt. High School Hometown

Dominique Alcorn Defensive Line 6-2 217 Danville Danville, KY

Leland Banks Quarterback 6-3 209 Central Louisville, KY
Raymond Burks Wide Receiver 6-3 205 Noblesville Noblesville, IN
Khalil Cady Jr. Wide Receiver 6-0 204 Oak Park Hazel Park, MI

Matt Denham Running Back 6-0 192 John Hardin Rineyville, KY
Shannon Frieson Running Back 5-11 205 Glenville Cleveland, OH
Chris Halbert Tight End 6-2 228 M.L. King Prep Chicago, IL

Pierre Harris Defensive Back 5-10 183 Glenville Cleveland, OH

DeRon Hawkins Wide Receiver 5-8 165 Glenville Cleveland, OH

Donnell Hill Defensive Line 6-1 235 North Hopkins Madisonville, KY

Joevall Hoseay Running Back 5-10 185 Oak Park Redford, MI

J. Michael Houston Quarterback 6-4 205 M.L. King Prep Chicago, IL

Joseph Meade Defensive Line 6-1 250 Pike County Paintsville, KY

DeAndre Mosley Linebacker 6-4 219 Hubbard Chicago, IL

Victor Rainey Wide Receiver 6-2 208 Cleveland Heights Cleveland Heights, OH

DeShawn Scott Linebacker 6-4 190 Oak Park Oak Park, MI

Donte Wallace Wide Receiver 5-11 170 Maple Heights Maple Heights, OH

Jovan Washington Tight End 6-1 220 Glenville Cleveland, OH

Otimbum Wilson Linebacker 6-2 249 Central Catholic Cleveland, OH

Antwian Windmon Defensive Back 5-10 185 Morgan Park Chicago, IL

The student-athletes enrolled at the semester are:

Chris Tanneyhill Defensive Back 6-2 195 M.L. King Detroit, MI

Marcus Gordon Offensive Line 6-5 322 Univ. of Louisville Memphis, TN

Tyler Wimsatt Linebacker 6-3 228 Univ. of Louisville Owensboro, KY

Brian Beeler Offensive Line 6-2 320 Georgetown Univ. Indianapolis, IN

Winston Dumas Defensive Line 6-3 335 Campbellsville Univ. Lexington, KY

Terry Grier Linebacker 5-10 210 Bacone College Detroit, MI

“We again tried to focus our efforts and get good results from our in-state recruiting. I believe the 7 recruits that we have from the Commonwealth will make a significant contribution to our football team. We had a great amount of success in Ohio, particularly Cleveland and went to Chicago for the first time in my tenure at Kentucky State. Several of our recruits come from very strong high school programs that have been extremely successful with giving their students an opportunity to go to college including Cleveland Glenville, Detroit Oak Park, Chicago Hubbard, Chicago Morgan Park and Chicago Martin Luther King. I want to commend my coaching staff and recruiting coordinator Brian White for the job they did in pulling this group of student-athletes together for our 2008 recruiting class. I expect that this group of young men will come to Kentucky State University intent on Entering to Learn with the expectation of Exiting to Serve and give us a great opportunity to move this program forward with our goal to WIN TEN and an SIAC Championship in 2008, ” said Head Coach Fred T. Farrier.

Kentucky State will be entering the fourth season with Fred T. Farrier as head football coach. The Thorobreds enjoyed consecutive winning seasons in his first two seasons as head coach and his win total of 13 in his first two seasons as head coach is the most wins of any head coach in school history during their first two years as head coach. The 2007 season was highlighted by 5 first-team All-SIAC selections, 3 second-team All-SIAC selections and 2 All-SIAC academic selections. Kentucky State opens the 2008 season in August of 2008.