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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.