Henderson State Signs 60

Henderson State Signs 60

Henderson State adds depth with its 2014 signing class.

ARKADELPHIA, AR - The first day of National Signing Day brought 60 additions to the Henderson State football program.

The two-time defending Great American Conference champions inked 34 defensive players, 24 offensive players and a pair of kickers.

Henderson State graduated four players from an offensive line that helped the Reddies lead the nation in scoring and total offense in 2013.

“We had four seniors on the offensive line and had some big shoes to fill,” said Head Coach Scott Maxfield. “We wanted to bring in eight to 10 high schools linemen to try and grow those guys, which is important on the offensive line. We wanted to have guys come in and learn the system and also allow them more time to get adjusted to the college game. I feel that we restocked that position with some bigger players.”

Also an area of concentration was at the linebacker position. The past two years, the GAC Defensive Player of the Year was a Henderson State linebacker.

“We brought in several linebackers and I feel that we did a great job signing some very talented players will have an immediate impact, Maxfield said.”

Thus far, Henderson State has signed 30 players Texas, 12 from Arkansas and seven from Louisiana. The Remaining signees are from Florida, California, and Tennessee.

Name                           Pos      Ht         Wt        School                                     Hometown

Trey Adkins                   WR       6-1        180       Lakeview Centennial HS             Garland, Texas

Darius Amie                  DE       6-2        220       John Tyler HS                           Tyler, Texas

Matt Augustine              S          5-8        180       Plano West HS                          Plano, Texas

D'Andre Bellamy           CB        5-11      180       DeRidder HS                             DeRidder, La.

Chad Birkes                  OL        6-3        260       Har-Ber HS                                Springdale, Ark.

Andrew Black                QB       6-1        180       Chapel Hill HS                           Tyler, Texas

Jamon Bradford            CB        5-8        150       DeRidder HS                             DeRidder, La.

Matthew Busby             OL        6-2        270       Lone Oak HS                            Greenville, Texas

Kendrick Calixte            DB       5-11      174       St. Cloud HS                             St. Cloud, Fla.

Garrett Carson               QB       6-2        215       Lakeside HS                             Hot Springs, Ark.

Ronnie Ceasar               WR       5-9        170       Ozen HS                                   Beaumont, Texas

Devante Charles            NT        6-2        300       Gurdon HS                                Gurdon, Ark.

Andrew Clark                 LB        6-1        210       John Tyler HS                           Tyler, Texas

Trei Criff                       Ath       6-0        190       Mangham HS                            Mangham, La.

Tucker Cross                 OL        6-3        315       Billy Ryan HS                            Mobile, Ala.

Nick Csatlos                 LB        6-0        205       Cypress Woods HS                   Houston, Texas

Richard Darius              Ath       6-1        190       South Plantation HS                  Plantation, Fla.

Donny Darville              RB        5-7        160       Kennedale HS                           Kennedale, Texas

Robbie Decker              DT        6-3        255       Elk City HS                               Elk City, Okla.

Jonathan Edouard         CB        6-0        165       Maynard Evans HS                    Orlando, Fla.

Jojo Grant                     OL        6-3        280       Hot Springs HS                         Hot Springs, Ark.

Darion Gray                  Ath       5-10      170       Hargrave HS                             Huffman, Texas

John Guerra                  OL        6-4        300       Texas Tech University                Victoria, Texas

Emerson Hamm            OL        6-5        275       Douglas MacArthur HS              San Antonio, Texas

Corey Harrison              OL        6-3        338       Jacksonville HS                        Jacksonville, Ark.

Austin Hatten                OL        6-3        280       Rockwall HS                             Rockwall, Texas

Diamond Hemphill         FB        5-11      215       Broken Arrow HS                       Broken Arrow, Okla

John Henderson            DL        6-2        245       Episcopal Collegiate HS            Little Rock, Ark.

Kenneth Houff               DE       6-2        200       Atlanta HS                                Atlanta, Texas
Grant Howell                 LB        6-3        215       Christian Brothers HS                Memphis, Tenn.

Jordan Jackson            QB       6-2        185       La Porte HS                              LaPorte, Texas
Stan Kanu                     DE       6-5        220       Seven Lakes HS                        Katy, Texas

Quamaine LeBlue          CB        5-11      175       South Grand Prairie HS              Grand Prairie, Texas

Jacoby Lewis                WR       5-6        149       Pearland HS                              Pearland, Texas

Trae Moffitt                   DE       6-3        195       Mangham HS                            Mangham, La.

Daniel Moore                DT        6-1        280       Duncan HS                               Duncan, Okla.

Travone Muldrow           DE       6-2        210       Nashville HS                             Nashville, Ark.

Titus O’Neal                  DE       6-4        220       Jacksonville HS                        Jacksonville, Ark.

Devin Padia                  S          5-11      190       West Brook HS                         Beaumont, Texas

Lonnie Parks                 DE       6-2        245       Los Angeles Pierce College       Woodland Hills, Calif.

Justin Peters                 S          5-10      180       Rockwall Heath HS                    Rockwall, Texas

Jacob Rasberry             DT        6' 3       255       Conroe HS                                Montgomery, Texas

Austin Reed                  WR       5-6        150       Broken Arrow HS                       Broken Arrow, Okla.

Chris Riley                    LB        5-10      210       North Little Rock HS                  N. Little Rock, Ark.

Daquellan Scott                        DE       5-11      260       Kilgore HS                    Kilgore, Texas

Curtis Sebren                K          5-9        165       Dierks HS                                 Dierks, Ark.

Avery Shoebridge         K          5-10      170       Parkway HS                              Bossier City, La.

Cory Sittle                     OL        6' 1       270       Aledo HS                                  Aledo, Texas

Cameron Sonnier           LB        6-1        210       Clear Brook HS                         Webster, Texas

Charles Taylor               TB        5-10      185       Cordova HS                              Cordova, Tenn.

Timothy Taylor              WR       5-9        165       Lancaster HS                            Lancaster, Texas
Brennan Travis              OL        6-2        255       Barbe HS                                  Lake Charles, La.

Alexander Trotman        LB        6-0        205       Miramar HS                               Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Terrell Tyson                 LB        6-0        200       Fayetteville HS                          Fayetteville, Ark.

Justin Vaughn               WR       5-10      165       George Bush HS                       Richmond, Texas

Sheldon Watson            S          6-2        185       Palestine HS                             Palestine, Texas

Andrew Weber               LB        6-1        250       East Saint John HS                   Reserve, La.

Marquiston Williams      CB        5-11      175       Robert E. Lee HS                      Tyler, Texas

Keith Wynkoop             WR       5-10      165       Liberty Eylau HS                       Texarkana, Texas

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS
Garrett Carson              6-2        215       Hot Springs, Ark.         Lakeside HS
PREP: Earned all-county honors after throwing for 2000 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior year at Lakeside High School . . . Earned All-State honors his junior year and led the Rams to the playoffs after throwing for over 2200 yards and 27 touchdowns for coach Jared McBride . . . His team was 10-2 his sophomore season . . . A member of FCA and Young Men of Distinction.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 1, 1995 . . . The son of Shannon Holcomb . . . A fan of the New Orleans Saints . . . Enjoys fishing, watching sports and reading the Bible . . . Plans to major in sports medicine.

 

Jordan Jackson            6-3        174       LaPorte, Texas             La Porte HS
PREP: A three-year letter winner and two-time all-district selection . . . Threw for more than 1200 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year . . . Helped lead the Bulldogs to an 11-3 record and a district championship as a junior . . . Completed 60 percent of his passes for 1100 yards and 22 touchdowns . . . Also lettered in baseball.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 22, 1995 . . . The son of James and Kelley Jackson . . . Has one brother Logan, and two sisters Taylor and Brooke . . . Favorite athlete is Tom Brady . . . Plans to major in business.

 

RUNNING BACKS
Donny Darville                         5-7        165       Kennedale, Texas         Kennedale HS
PREP:  Rushed for over 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns his senior year at Kennedale High School . . . Earned First-team District 6-3A honors . . . Voted by teammates as team MVP . . . Averaged nearly 8 yards per carry, totaling 852 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior . . . .Named District 6-3A Offensive Player of the Year . . .Helped lead Kennedale to back-to-back undefeated district championships . . . Also lettered three years in track.
PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1996 . . .  The son of Donny and Heather Darville . . . Has one sister, Courtney . . .  A member of the National Honor Society and Peer Assistance and Leadership . . . Enjoys hunting, fishing and playing video games.

 

Charles Taylor              5-9        178       Collierville, Tenn.         Cordova HS
PREP: Lettered four years at Cordova High School where he earned all-district honors . . .Rushed for1841 yards and totaled 17 touchdowns . . . Earned 1st Team All Conference District 14-AAA . . . Voted Team MVP and Team Captain . . .  Helped Cordova advance to the school’s first conference championship game... A member of Future Business Leaders of America.
PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1994 . . . The son of Michael and Sharon Taylor . . . Step parents are Thomas Watkins and Patricia Taylor . . . Hobbies include art and cutting hair . . . Lists the New Orleans Saints as his favorite team . . . Intended major is exercise and sport science.

 

WIDE RECIEVERS
Ronnie Ceasar              5-8        165       Beaumont, Texas         Ozen HS
PREP: Lettered three years at Ozen High School . . . Earned all-district honors his senior year after having 29 receptions for 401 yards . . . Also earned All-State and all-district honors in track.
PERSONAL: Born March 16, 1995 . . . The son of Ronnie Ceasar, Sr. and L’Keshia Norman . . . Has one sister, Courtney . . . Enjoys reading . . . Plans on majoring in criminal justice.

 

Trei Criff                       6-1        185       Mangham, La.              Mangham HS
PREP: A two-time all-district selection at Mangham High School . . . Earned All-State honors his senior year after having 12 catches for 299 yards and 15 carries for 256 yards . . . Also had 96 tackles at defensive back . . . Helped lead the Dragons to a 2013 State runner-up finish . . . Also lettered four years in basketball and three years in track . . . Finished in 5th place in the 100 meter at the Class A State Championship track meet.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 27, 1996 . . . The son of Jesse Criff and Eddye Blount . . . Favorite professional team is the New England Patriots . . . Plans on majoring in sports medicine.

 

Jacoby Lewis               5-7        155       Houston, Texas                        Pearland High School
PREP: Helped lead Pearland to a 14-2 record and a 5A-D1 State Runner-up finish . . . Earned second-team all-district and was an All-Region 3 selection his senior year . . . Totaled 45 receptions for 530 yards and 6 touchdowns . . . Also carried the ball 15 times for 198 yards, scoring 8 touchdowns . . . Lettered three years in track and was an all-district long jumper and sprinter.
PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1996 . ..  The son of Jacob and Debra Lewis . . . Has one sister, Monique . . . Enjoys playing video games . . . Also likes to draw in his spare time . . . Favorite professional team is the Houston Texans . . . Intends to major in criminal justice.

 

Austin Reed                 5-6        150       Broken Arrow, Okla.     Broken Arrow HS
PREP: Earned All-Metro and All-State honors his senior year at Broken Arrow High School . . .  Set a school record for most catches in a season with 71 while compiling 1155 yards in helping lead his team to the district championship . . . Set a school record with 252 yards in a single game . . . Helped lead his track team to the Oklahoma 6A State Championship . . . Was on the 4 x100, 4 x200 and 4 x400 relay teams.
PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1995 . . . The son of Derrick and Priscilla Reed . . . Has one sister, Christa.

 

Timothy Taylor             5-8        154       Lancaster, Texas          Lancaster HS
PREP: Led District 15-4A in receiving yards . . . Was a 1st-Team All-District 15-4A selection . . . Led team to a 12-1 record his junior year . . . Team was district, regional and conference champions and finished as state runners-up . . . Also ran track and played baseball.
PERSONAL: Born April 10, 1996 . . . The son of Vernell Taylor, stepfather Rickey Harris and the late Ronald Stinnett . . . Has two sisters, Gabriella and Courtney . . . Enjoys watching movies and playing video games . . . Plans on being a history major.

 

Sheldon Watson           6-2        175       Palestine, Texas           Palestine HS
PREP: A two-time all-district wide receiver at Palestine High School . . . Totaled 50 catches for 690 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . Also was a first-team all-district free safety where he recorded 49 tackles . . .Scored seven touchdowns in one game . . .  Also earned all-district honors in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 25, 1996 . . . The son of Sheldon Watson and Tracie Pinson and stepfather Benjamin Pinson . . . Has four siblings, Ronald Brown, Sherella Watson, Sade Watson, and Shana Davis . . . Favorite professional team is the Oakland Raiders . . .Planning on majoring in business management.

 

Keith Wynkoop 5-10      165       Texarkana, Texas         Liberty Eylau HS
PREP: A three sport athlete at Liberty Eylau High School . . . A two-time all-district pick . . . Earned All-Northeast Texas his senior year . . . An all-district basketball player averaging 18 points and 7 assists . . . Lettered three years in track.
PERSONAL: Born March 3, 1996 . . . The son of Zebrina Robertson . . . Has four siblings; Laron, Dominique, Zionte and Deandre . . . Enjoys playing video games . . . Plans to major in kinesiology.

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Matthew Busby 6-2        282       Lone Oak, Texas          Lone Oak High School
PREP: Lettered three years at Lone Oak High School . . . Earned second team all-district honors during senior season . . .Helped lead team to a 7-4 record . . . Also lettered in track and power-lifting.
PERSONAL: Born March 1, 1996 . . . The son of Chris Busby, Jennifer Woodlee, and step mother Martha Busby . . .Has two sisters, Chandler and Mattison . . .Favorite athlete is Kevin Gogan . . .Plans to major in Education.

 

Tucker Cross                6-3        315       Mobile, Ala.      Billy Ryan High School
PREP: Lettered three years at Billy Ryan High School earning all-district and all-area honors . . . Helped lead his team to a 10-3 record and a regional championship his senior year.
PERSONAL: Born October 15, 1995 . . . The son of Christopher and Suzonne Cross . . . Has one brother, Hunter.

 

John Guerra                 6-4        300       Victoria, Texas             Texas Tech
COLLEGE: Played in 2 games as a back-up on the offensive line in 2011 . . . Played in games against Iowa State (10/29) and made season debut at New Mexico (9/17).
PREP:  Played at Memorial High School in Victoria, Texas . . . Named All-State Academic in 2007 and was a member of the science club . . . High school coach was Jerry Campbell.
PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1989 . . . The son of Geronimo and Cathy Guerra . . . Has two older sisters . . . Enjoys playing the guitar and X-Box and spending time with family and friends . . . Majoring in exercise and sports science.

 

Emerson Hamm           6-5        285       San Antonio, Texas      MacArthur High School
PREP: Was team captain his senior year at MacArthur High School . . . Was a 2013 Football University Top Gun invitee . . . Also lettered in track and boxing
PERSONAL: Born December 4, 1995 . . .The son of Dan and Carrie Hamm . . .Favorite athlete is Jace Amaro . . . Favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys . . .Plans to major in Accounting.

 

Cory Sittle                    6-2        270       Aledo, Texas                Aledo High School
PREP: A three-year letter winner at Aledo High School where he was an first-team all-district and All-State . . .Helped lead the team to a perfect 16-0 record and state championship . . .Was an first-team all-district offensive lineman junior season . . .Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1995 . . . The son of Mark and Terri Stitle . . .Has one brother, Kyle . . .Favorite athlete is Emmitt Smith . . .Plans to major in Sports Management.

 

Brennan Travis             6-2        260       Lake Charles, La.         Alfred Barbe High School
PREP: A second team all-district selection at Alfred Barbe High School . . . Helped lead team to 11-3 record and state quarterfinals appearance during senior season . . . Also lettered in track where he received all-district honors for shot put and discus throw.
PERSONAL: Born July 17, 1996 . . .The son of Brett Travis, Lauren Klein, and step mother Catherine Travis . . .Has two siblings, Bayne and Tasha . . .Favorite athlete is Eric Fisher . . . Plans to double major in Pre-Chem/Business.

 

KICKER
Curtis Sebren               5-9        165       Dierks, Ark.                  Dierks High School

PREP: An all-district, All-Area Southwest Arkansas/Northeast Texas pick his senior year . . . Had a school record field goal of 52 yards which ranks the 11th longest in Arkansas high school history . . . Also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Born March 23, 1996 . . .The son of James and Anita Sebren . . .Has two sisters, Brandy and Michelle. . . Favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo . . . Plans to major in Business Management

 

DEFENSE

LINEMEN
Devante Charles           6-1        305       Gurdon, Ark.                Gurdon High School
PREP: An All-State, and all-district selection from Gurdon High School . . . Recorded 80 tackles, five sacks, and blocked two punts during senior season . . . Also was selected to the Arkansas All-Star Game and won the Outstanding Lineman Award . . . Lettered four seasons.
PERSONAL:  Born February 1, 1996 . . . The son of Bobby Joe Charles and Yolanda McCloud . . .Favorite athlete is Tom Brady . . .Enjoys playing basketball in his free time.

 

Stan Kanu                    6-5        230       Katy, Texas      Seven Lake HS
PREP: Played at Seven Lakes High School where he lettered in football and basketball . . . Earned Academic All-District honors.
PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1996 . . . Son of Ache and Laura Kanu . . . Has one brother, Phillip, and one sister, Chrystal.

 

Daniel Moore                6-2        291       Duncan, Ok.                 Duncan High School
PREP: A three-year letter winner at Duncan High School . . . Earned  ll-Area  and All-Oklahoma Football honors . . . Also played offensive line where he recorded 61 pancake blocks during senior year . . . Holds school records in bench press, power clean, incline press, and squat . . .Also lettered in wrestling.
PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1995 . . . The son of William and Jenny Moore . . .Has two brothers, Hayden and Adam . . .Favorite athletes are JJ Watt and Gerald McCoy . . .Plans to double major in Criminal Justice/Sports Management.

 

Jacob Rasberry            6-4        255       Conroe, Texas              Conroe High School
PREP: Recorded 43 tackles, 14 for loss, and 13 sacks during senior year at Conroe High School . . . Also lettered in track and wrestling.
PERSONAL: Born November 9, 1995 . . . The son of Eric Steininger and Rebecca Rasberry . . .Favorite athlete is JJ Watt . . .Plans to major in Political Science . . .Enjoys working out and swimming.

 

LINEBACKERS
Andrew Clark               6-1        210       Tyler, Texas                 John Tyler High School
PREP: Helped lead John Tyler High School to a 13-2 record and district championship while earning second team all-district honors . . . Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1995 . . . The son of Joseph and Tia Clark . . .Has two sisters, Trivicia and Anicia . . .Favorite athlete is Patrick Willis . . .Plans to major in Pre-Med.

 

Nicholas Csatlos          6-0        210       Houston, Texas            Cypress Woods High School
PREP: Recorded 110 tackles and four interceptions during senior year at Cypress Woods High School . . .Was a First-Team 17-5A All-District selection . . .Named team defensive MVP . . .Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born March 16, 1996 . . . The son of Richard and Brenda Csatlos . . .Has two sisters, Tara and Caryn . . . Favorite athlete is Troy Polamalu . . .Plans to major in Engineering.

 

Trae Moffitt       6-3        200       Mangham, La.              Mangham High School
PREP: A four-year letter winner at Mangham High school . . .Earned first team all-district honors . . .Recorded 65 tackles and 11 sacks during his senior season, helping his team to an 8-2 record and district championship . . .Also lettered in track where he was district champion in discus throw.
PERSONAL: Born July 17, 1996 . . . The son of Dedric Ausberry and La’Sheika Moffitt . . .Has two siblings, Brandon and Summer . . .Favorite athlete is Peyton Manning . . .Plans to major in Criminal Justice.

 

Cameron Sonnier         6-0        220       Webster, Texas Clear Brook High School
PREP: Three-year letter winner . . . 24-5A First Team Linebacker during senior year . . .Touchdown Club Winner . . .Led district in tackles during junior year.
PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1995 . . .The son of Marshall and Carman Sonnier . . .Has one brother, Corey . . .Favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson . . .Plans to major in Physical Therapy.

 

Alex Trottman              5-11      217       Pembroke Pines, Fla.   Miramar High School
PREP: An All-County selection at Miramar High School . . . Totaled 80 tackles, 18 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries his senior year, helping lead the Patriots to a 12-1 record and a district championship . . . As a junior, he totaled 68 tackles with 12 sacks and four fumble recoveries . . . Was also part of a 2011 team that finished 13-1 and advanced to the state championship game.
PERSONAL: Born June 24, 1996 . . . The son of Norman Trotman and Tracey Washington . . . Has two brothers, Caleb and Ameer . . . Enjoys working out, cooking and playing video games . . . Fan of the Miami Dolphins . . . Favorite athlete is Ray Lewis.

 

Andrew Weber, Jr.        6-0        255       Reserve, La.                 East St. John High School
PREP: Lettered one year at East St. John High School . . .Recorded 100 tackles and helped lead his team to a district championship . . .Earned All-Parish County and all-district honors . . .Also lettered in Track and Power-lifting.
PERSONAL: Born January 29,1995 . . . The son of Andrew Weber, Sr. and Keshia Warren . . . Favorite athlete is Jonathan Vilma . . .Plans to major in Business . . . Enjoys drawing in his spare time.

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Matt Augustine 5-8        183       Plano, Texas                Plano West High School
PREP; Lettered two years at Plano West High School where he was and all-district selection . . . Also lettered two years in track.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 15, 1995 . . . The son of Eric and Angio Augustine . . . Has four siblings, Dontrell, Angelica, Dalattra and Erica. . . .Favoriye team is the Philadelphia Eagles . . . Enjoys art, playing video games, and participating in church activities . . . Plans to major in physical therapy.

 

D’Andre Bellamy          5’8        165       DeRidder, La.               DeRidder High School
PREP:  Earned first-team all-district defensive back at DeRidder High School . . .Helped lead team to a district championship . . .Recorded 25 tackles and seven interceptions during senior year . . . Also lettered in track where he was a regional finalist in the 110 & 300M hurdles in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1996 . . . The son of Jessie and Sonya Bellamy . . . Has three siblings, Demetrius, Jessica, and Talanta . . .Favorite athlete is Cam Newton . . .Plans to major in Sociology.

 

Kendrick Calixte           5-10      172       St. Cloud, Fla.              St. Cloud High School
PREP: Two-year letter winner at St. Cloud High School . . . Earned First Team All-Osceola County, first team all-district, and first team all-conference honors during senior season . . . Recorded 64 tackles, 11 pass break-ups, and three interceptions . . .Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born September 5, 1995 . . .The son of Marie Calixte . . .Has three brothers, Ketler, Kervy, and Kervens . . .Favorite athlete is Tyrann Mathieu . . .Plans to major in Business Management.

 

Justin Peters                5-9        165       Rockwall, Texas           Rockwall-Heath High School
PREP: A first team all-district safety  and first team defensive back on the 2013 Class 5A Region II Elite Team during senior year . . .Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born September 19, 1995 . . .The son of Brad and Natalie Peters . . .Has one sister, Kailey. Favorite athlete is Tim Tebow . . .Plans to major in Business.

 


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