Tennessee State Head Football Coach Rod Reed and his staff have signed twenty-two football players to National Letters of Intent on national signing day, February 2, 2011.
The Tigers inked twelve players on defensive, nine players on offense and one player termed an athlete. The 2011 recruiting class consists of five players from Tennessee, five from the state of Florida, three players from Louisiana, two players each from Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. One player each comes from the states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Indiana.
The position breakdown sees the addition of six defensive linemen, four linebackers and two defensive backs. The offensive additions are as follows, three tight ends, two wide receivers, two running back and one each at offensive line and quarterback. The one player listed as an athlete has played as running back, quarterback, receiver and kick returner.
Coach Rod Reed hosted a reception on Wednesday evening at 4:30p giving formal details on the 2011 signing class.
|NAME||POS||HT||WT||HOMETOWN||HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL|
|1||ANTHONY BASS||DE||6’2||220||CLARKSVILLE, TENN||NORTHEAST HS|
|2||AARON BRYANT||LB||6’0||225||NASHVILLE, TENN||HILLSBORO HS|
|3||JO BOWENS||WR/TE||6’5 1/2||220||GREENVILLE, SC||GREENVILLE HS|
|4||BERNELL BROOKS||ATH||6’0||170||NEW ORLEANS, LA||CLARK HS|
|5||ANTWAN BROWN||DB||6’1||175||LAFAYETTE, FLA||LAFAYETTE HS|
|6||IMONNI CARSWELL||QB||6’1 1/2||180||PLANTATION, FLA||PLANTATION HS|
|7||BILLY DAVIS||TE||6’4 1/2||220||CARMEL, IN||CARMEL HS|
|8||SENQUAY EICHELBERGER||CB||6’0||190||TUPELO, MISS||TUPELO HS|
|9||MARTAVIUS FOSTER||TE||6’4||235||STARKVILLE, MS||STARKVILLE HS|
|10||WELDON GARLINGTON||WR||5’10||170||NASHVILLE, TN||BRENTWOOD ACAD|
|11||BRANDON HASKIN||OL||6’4||300||NEW ORLEANS, LA||INDEPENDENCE CC, KS|
|12||TELVIN HOOKS||RB||5’11||195||NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA||NEW SMYRNA BEACH HS|
|13||DINSDALE JACKSON||DT||6’3||275||PLANTATION, FLA||AMERICAN HERITAGE HS|
|14||JEREMY KNIGHT||DE||6’2||225||NASHVILLE, TN||PEARL-COHN HS|
|15||JACK NDEM JR.||DE||6’2 1/2||220||COLLEGE PARK, GA||NORTH CLAYTON HS|
|16||HAKEEM PARKER||WR||6’4||205||NEW ORLEANS, LA||CLARK HS|
|17||KAYLEN PEARSON||RB||5’10||185||LENOIR, NC||HIBRITEN HS|
|18||DEREK PLATT||DL||6’4 1/2||265||HENDERSON, TENN||CHESTER COUNTY HS|
|19||DETORRIUS SHIPLEY||LB||6’3 1/2||220||BIRMINGHAM, AL||HUFFMAN HS|
|20||AUSTIN TAYLOR||DE||6’5||220||BIRMINGHAM, AL||J.O. JOHNSON HS|
|21||NICK THRASHER||LB||6’1 1/2||230||JONESBORO, GA||MT. ZION HS, GA|
|22||MIKE WEST||LB||6’0||248||CROSS CITY, FLA||DIXIE COUNTY HS|
No.20 on your list Austin Taylor is listed as being from Birmingham. J.O Johnson High is in Huntsville.
Wouldn’t it be very ironic if after his four years are up in college that Tennessee St WR Hakeem Parker is drafted by the NY Jets.Ppl who follow the NY Giants&NY Jets could have arguments as to which one is better after their careers are over.