Signing Day is here! Keep posted all day as all your Signing Day information will be here all day. Information will be posted here as the Letters of Intent are received and logged by our compliance office. We will have highlights and analysis from Coach Huesman all day as the letters come in, followed bv a press conference once all the letters are received. And don't forget about the Signing Day party at the Stadium Club at 5 p.m. You can also relive the excitemet of past Signing Day's by exploring the links to the right which feature each of Coach Huesman's past Signing Days.
|Enrolled||Channing Smith||OL||6-4||280||Kermit, W.Va. (Marshall Univ.)|
|Enrolled||Hunter Townson||OL||6-4||280||Ider, Ala. (Ider HS)|
|7:50||Tyler Roberson||QB||6-4||210||Martinez, Ga. (Augusta Christian)|
|7:50||Jacob Revis||OL||6-2||295||Dayton., Tenn. (Rhea County HS)|
|7:50||Derrick Craine||RB||5-10||205||McDonough, Ga. (Union Grove HS)|
|8:07||Jerkerious Scott||DB||6-0||195||Dawson, Ga. (Terrell County HS)|
|8:20||Logan Teichmann||OL||6-4||270||Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood HS)|
|8:26||Malcolm Colvin||TE||6-2||215||Fort Valley, Ga. (Peach County HS)|
|8:55||Alejandro Bennifield||QB||6-2||210||Lovejoy, Ga (Lovejoy HS)|
|9:02||Lucas Webb||DB||6-1||190||Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa Cty HS)|
|9:06||T.J. Jenkins||LB||6-2||210||Tampa, Fla. (Plant HS)|
|9:21||D. J. Prather||DE||6-4||230||Calhoun, Ga. (Gordon Central HS)|
|9:31||Alphonso Stewart||WR||6-3||190||Robertsdale, Ala. (Robertsdale HS)|
|9:40||Taylor Reynolds||DT||6-3||270||McCalla, Ala (McAdory HS)|
|9:44||Xavier Borishade||WR||5-10||170||Kennesaw, Ga. (North Cobb HS)|
|11:06||Davis Howell||WR||6-2||190||Knoxville, Tenn. (Christian Academy)|
|11:17||David Morgan||LB||6-2||216||Cleveland, Tenn. (Cleveland HS)|
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Russ Huesman announced the Mocs' 2013 Signing Class today. Chattanooga inked 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and recognized two newcomers already enrolled at UTC. The Mocs recruiting base included seven from Georgia, four from Alabama and Tennessee and one each from Florida and West Virginia.
The class has 11 offensive players and six on the defensive side of the ball. There are eight prospects with at least two-stars, while the nine all-state honorees tied for the most in one class in the Huesman era at UTC. Nine of the 17 newcomers also earned academic honors during their prep careers.
The list is highlighted by a group of local student-athletes, including linebacker David Morgan (6-2, 210), offensive linemen Hunter Townson (6-4, 280) and Jacob Revis (6-2, 295) and defensive lineman D.J. Prather (6-4, 235). Townson graduated from Ider High School in Ider, Ala., and is already enrolled at UTC. Morgan was a two-time all-district performer at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tenn. Prather (Gordon Central HS - Calhoun, Ga.) and Revis (Rhea County HS - Dayton, Tenn.) were both all-state players and members of the Chattanooga Times Free Press Dynamite Dozen.
Other student-athletes from Tennessee include All-American receiver Davis Howell (6-2, 190) from Knoxville and offensive lineman Logan Teichmann (6-4, 270) from Brentwood. Howell broke the national prep career record with 358 catches and won two state titles at the Christian Academy of Knoxville. Teichmann, an all-state performer and two-star prospect at Brentwood High School, is the son of former UTC kicker Jack Teichmann (1981-83).
Offensive lineman Channing Smith (6-4, 280) is the lone transfer in the group. He joined the Mocs after spending the previous two seasons at Marshall. The former all-state prep player from Kermit, W.Va., has three years of eligibility remaining.
Revis and Teichmann are two of the eight two-star or higher recruits to sign with the Mocs. The others are quarterback Alejandro Bennifield (6-2, 215), tight end Malcolm Colvin (6-2, 215), running back Derrick Craine (5-10, 205), linebacker T.J. Jenkins (6-2, 210), defensive lineman Taylor Reynolds (6-3, 270) and receiver Alphonso Stewart (6-3, 190).
Bennifield guided Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga., to the 6A title game in 2012, throwing for 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns. Colvin made the first team All-Sun News and Macon Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Teams as a senior at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga.
Craine was a member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State team from Union Grove High School in McDonough, Ga. He ran for more than 2,000 yards and 26 TDs as a senior. Jenkins was a standout at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., while Stewart was the team MVP at Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Ala. Reynolds is a three-star prospect from McAdory High School in McCalla, Ala. He led the team to the Alabama 5A state title game with a 14-1 record in 2012.
The Mocs welcome three other Georgia natives in the fall, including Xavier Borishade (5-10, 170), Tyler Roberson (6-4, 210) and Jerkerious Scott (6-0, 195). Borishade was named First Team Class 6A All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association following his senior season at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga. Roberson was an all-state quarterback at Augusta Christian School in Martinez, Ga. He was also the Augusta Council Independent Player of the Year with 19 TDs and 2,017 passing yards. Scott was an All-Region Offensive Player of the Year at Terrell County High School in Dawson, Ga.
UTC also adds one more from Alabama in defensive back Lucas Webb (6-1, 190). Webb was a two-time Outstanding Defensive Back Award winner at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Ala.
Be sure to check out full bios, video highlights and comments from head coach Russ Huesman through the link in the chart at the top of the page. Fans are encouraged to attend tonight's Signing Day Celebration presented by Zaxby's at the Stadium Club in Finley Stadium. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) with the program beginning at 5:45 p.m.