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Bears announce 66 football signees

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville football team has landed a signing class that totals some 66 and introduced them at a ceremony on campus Wednesday in an event at the Hoops Athletics Facility.

The National Signing Day event saw the Bears unveil 43 high-school signees, 20 mid-year signees and the return of three players who had left the program.

Coach Dudley Hilton, who is entering his third season as head coach of the Bears, was proud of the class and what it represents. “Our staff has not stopped working on this recruiting class and I think it has been proven today,” he said. “We’re very happy with the players we’ve been able to bring in here and those who will be joining us at the University of Pikeville.

“It’s a great day for us.”

Included in the list are six transfers from NCAA Div. I schools. They are:

• Nu'keese Richardson, a wide receiver from the University of Tennessee

• Jatavious Miller, a linebacker from West Virginia University and Hampton University

• Morgan Alexander, a running back from North Carolina State; and

• Quarterback Dominique Blackmon, linebacker Jeremiah Walters and safety Joshua Walters, all from the University of Idaho.

Coach Allan Holland Jr., associate head coach and offensive coordinator, said the work isn’t over. “We aren’t finished yet,” he said. “There’s a lot of talent out there and we will continue working to fill our needs. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished as a staff, but we know there’s more work to do.”

The entire recruiting class is listed below, broken down into the three categories:

2013 UPike Signing Class

First Name Last Name High School State Position Height Weight
Jeff Adams Bryan Station High School Ky. OL 6'3 295
David Allen Harlan High School Ky. WR/DB 6'3 175
Zack Avina Phelps High School Ky. LB/RB 6'1 210
George Bowen Woodford County High School Ky. QB 6'3 175
Brody Brown Concord High School Ind. OL 6'3 289
Chris Campbell Columbia High School Ga. DB 5'9 165
Rudolph Campbell Columbia High School Ga. OLB 6'2 215
Jamez Chenault Madison Central High School Ky. RB/FB 5'10 210
Lamondray Clemons St. Xavier High School Ky. CB 5'11 165
Tyler Cowgell Fairdale High School Ky. WR/DB 6'1 175
Gage Daniels Spencer County High School Ky. OL 6'4 240
Tyler Green Bell County High School Ky. WR/DB 5'10 165
LiJames Hardeman Newton High School Ga. RB 6'0 200
Kenyon Hipps Bryan Station High School Ky. DR 6’1 180
Jarren Holts Woodford County High School Ky. RB/DB 5'11 185
Jayron Johnson Bryan Station High School Ky. DE 5'11 235
Julian Johnson White Knoll High School Ga. DL 6'2 255
Harry Jones Miami Killian High School Fla. RB 5'7 165
Roger Land Chester High School S.C. OT 6'3 250
Ricky Martin Cooper High school Ky. DB 5'8 155
Jordan Mattingly Male High School Ky. DL 6'2 225
Greg Maupin Franklin County High School Ky. WR 5'10 185
Chiquan McCallie Western High School Ky. DL 6'2 250
Montay McCrury Western High School Ky. DB 6'2 210
Teantre Mcgee Frankfort High School Ky. RB 5'8 170
Casey Mclean Western Hills High School Ky. RB 5'9 210
Blake Medley Dunbar High School Ky. TE 6'3 240
DeAntre Minter Chester High School S.C. DT 6'3 310
Jason Mitchell South Laurel High School Ky. WR 6'0 175
Michael Moaga Lafayette High School Ky. OL 6'3 295
Romon Morris Ballard High School Ky. DB 5'11 155
Jacoby Ramsey Brainerd High School Tenn. ATH 5'10 188
Dujuan Rouson Western High School Ky. DL 6'3 245
Josh Salisbury Betsy Layne High School Ky. WR/DB 5'9 175
Austin Schaser South Laurel High School Ky. LB 6'3 230
Hunter Stocker Madison Central High School Ky. QB 6'3 205
Travis Taylor Columbia High School Ga. WR 6'0 170
Rasheed Virgin Miami Killian High School Fla. LB 5'10 190
Trevon Washington Frankfort High School Ky. DL 6'3 195
Devin Watson Jeffersontown High School Ky. LB 6'2 235
Tremaine Williams Jeffersontown High School Ky. WR 6'1 180
Devonte Yelder Central High School Ky. WR 6'4 215
Eric Young Harlan High School Ky. P/WR 5'11 170

Mid-Year Signees

First Last Pos Hometown Previous School HT WT
Morgan Alexander RB Cartersville, Ga. Chattahoochee Technical College/NC State 5'10 175
Darren Anderson LB Galax, Va. Grayson County High School 5'9 225
Dominique Blackmon QB Carson, Calif. University of Idaho 6'5 260
Tavious Bridges OL Belle Glade, Fla. Glades Central HS 6'2 328
Frank Brown RB Ridgecrest, Calif. Antelope Valley College 6'0 220
Jordan Dabney WR Manteca, Calif. Modesto JC 6'0 175
DeQuantus Weaver RB Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky State 5'11 190
Bradley Dorsey NG Morton, Miss. East Central CC 6'6 410
Zachary Douglas LB Clintwood, Va. Clintwood HS 6'0 190
Fred Grinstead WR Louisville, Ky. Doss High School 5'8 160
Jamal Hunte LB Conyers, Ga. Chattahoochee Tech 6'1 205
Austin Johnson DL Chesapeake, Va. Grassfield High School 6'1 273
Jamon Langford WR Newnan, Ga. Atlanta Prep 6'4 217
Niquay Mack WR Marietta, Ga. Marietta High School 5'9 165
Jatavious Miller LB Pahokee, Fla. West Virginia University/Hampton University 6'0 215
Robert Oates III LB Louisville, Ky. Iroquois High School 6'1 240
Nu'keese Richardson WR Pahokee, Fla. University of Tennessee 5'10 160
Travion Sims SS Cincinnati, Ohio North College Hill High School 6'2 210
Jeremiah Walters LB Manteca, Calif. University of Idaho 6'3 245
Joshua Walters SS Manteca, Calif. University of Idaho/Modesto JC 6'1 205

Returning Back to Program for roster

Mikio Bryan DB Fontana, Calif. Chaffey College 5'8 150
Larry West DB Huntington, W.Va. Lawrence County HS 6'0 170
Michael Norton DB Lakeland, Tenn. Bolton High School 5'10 170

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