Thursday, February 22, 2018

SFA addresses needs with 2018 signings class

By SFA Sports Information
Feb. 7, 2018 at 9:52 p.m.

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin head football coach Clint Conque announced the addition of 23 players to the 2018 Lumberjack football roster Wednesday.

A total of 12 newcomers, including six high school signees and six transfers, signed on National Signing Day to complete the 2018 class, joining the 11 who inked their national letters of intent during the early signing period in December.

"I am extremely excited about each and every one of these guys," coach Conque said. "This class really addresses immediate needs for our team, while also bringing in quality young men to add to the depth of the program. This is a very talented group."

Adding depth to many positions, the 'Jacks directly met needs across the board. Highlighted by top three-star rated signees and a plethora of two-star talent, SFA continued to strengthen all areas of its team.

The full breakdown of the 2018 additions by position:

Quarterbacks (2): Cam Arnold (Cy-Fair HS), Josh Covey (Texas)

Running Backs (2): Tycen Thompson (Ennis HS), Jae'lon Oglesby (Memphis)

Wide Receivers (3): QuenTyvian "Q" Borders (San Augustine HS), Braison Rudd (New Braunfels Christian Academy), Remi Simmons (Garden C.C.)

Tight Ends (2): Barclay Ford (North Forney HS), Bryce Wempa (Tyler Junior College)

Offensive Linemen (3): Jeffrey Rose (Cypress Ranch HS), John Wilkowski (Cypress Ranch HS), Tanner Elliott (Tyler Junior College)

Defensive Linemen (2): Tyrell Buard (Waltrip HS), Amad Murray (Huntsville HS)

Linebackers (2): DaRyan Williams (Nacogdoches HS), Quin Jones (East Mississippi C.C.)

Cornerbacks (3): Jadarious Byrd (Butler C.C.), Aretavious Hendrix (Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.), Donald Mensah Jr. (New Mexico Military Institute)

Safeties (4): Brody Anderson (Katy HS), Jeremiah Davis (Lufkin HS), JaTerious Evans (Center HS), Nazier Wright (Dodge City C.C.)

"I thought our coaching staff did a tremendous job throughout the recruiting process," Conque said. "They were tireless in their hours of evaluation and recruitment of these young men. A lot of miles, a lot of hours away from home, but they were very consistent and did an incredible job to help us bring a tremendous class."

With the 2018 recruiting process now complete, Conque and his staff will turn their full attention to preparing for the 2018 season.

SFA opens up its 2018 campaign at Mississippi State on Sept. 1.



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