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


2 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

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