RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team will sign several future Colonels during the early signing period that begins TODAY and ends on Friday.
This is the second year for the early signing period for NCAA Division I football. Previously prospective student-athletes signed with their school of choice on the first Wednesday of February only. The February signing period still remains.
Matt Wilcox Jr. – WR, 5-10, 185, Jr., Dayton, Ohio (Independence CC)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018 AT INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played in nine games … finished the season with 19 receptions for 142 yards … had a season-best 51 yards on five receptions against Butler Community College (Oct. 6) … averaged 15.5 yards on six kickoff returns.
Mason Molique – K, 6-1, 170, Fr., Union, Ky. (Ryle HS)
Made 74 consecutive extra-points … had 26 field goals, including a streak of 11 straight … totaled 171 career extra-points … received offers from Western Kentucky … also recruited by Cincinnati and Louisville.
Kaleb Lundy – LB, 6-2, 200, Fr., Winston-Salem, N.C. (East Forsyth HS)
Recorded 118 tackles (8.4 per game), two sacks, 17 tackles for a loss, one blocked punt and one forced fumble as a senior in 2018 … Helped East Forsyth High School to a 15-0 record and a
Davion Ross – WR, 6-0, 165, Fr., Perry, Ga. (Perry HS)
Had 100 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns during his high school career … totaled 1,165 all-purpose yards as a senior … received offers from Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Gardner-Webb.
Kabbash Richards – DE, 6-5, 210, Fr., Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Catholic HS)
Totaled 127 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hurries, five pass break-ups, one blocked punt
Malik Clark – DE, 6-4, 200, Fr., Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry HS)
Received offers from Kent State, Southern Mississippi and Tennessee Tech.
Tyris Dickerson – RB, 5-10, 210, Fr., Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban HS)
Earned third team all-state recognition after rushing for 2,107 yards (9.1 yards per
Payton Collins – OL, 6-6, 250, Fr., Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Hartley HS)
Jaden Woods – DB, 6-0, 180, Fr., Decatur, Ga. (South Gwinnett HS)
Had five interceptions 13 pass break-ups and 80 tackles over his final two seasons … team captain … also received offers from Austin Peay and Cornell and a preferred walk-on spot at Miami (Fla.) … national Honor Society … all-state academic team … Gwinnett
Malik Owens – TE, 6-5, 215, Fr., Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Stratford Comprehensive HS)
Led the Spartans to a region championship and an improbable run to the state semifinals … averaged 22.7 yards per reception … earned all-region honors … was also recruited by Memphis and Tennessee State.
Quentin Pringle – RB, 5-9, 180, Fr., Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS)
Josiah Ezirim – DT, 6-6, 275, Fr., Columbus, Ohio (Hilliard Davidson HS)
Received offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Youngstown State … also recruited by Ohio State and Michigan State.
Nic Cheeley – CB, 6-1, 175, Fr., McCleansville, N.C. (Eastern Guilford HS)
Had 12 interceptions his final two seasons of high school football … had 1,676 yards receiving and 22 career touchdowns … received offers from Tennessee State … also recruited by North Carolina and Virginia Tech.