MOREHEAD – The Morehead State University football program has added 22 players on defense and special teams for the 2016 season. The newcomers include nine linemen, eight defensive backs, two linebackers, two long snappers and one kicker.
“The defensive class is stacked with talent and speed. I truly think a number of these guys will have an opportunity to be impactful early in their careers,” said MSU Coach Rob Tenyer. “Some of these guys will play from necessity, and others will play because they’re physically and mentally ready.
“The players we recruited on special teams are guys we expect to come in and contribute the first day of camp. All three guys are talented and gifted at their position, and should be huge factors in our success this season.”
Morehead State has added a total of 35 athletes to its program, including 14 players from Kentucky schools. The list of offensive additions has been released already.
“I’m extremely excited about our 2016 recruiting class,” said Tenyer. “We are to the point where we can be very specific regarding our positional needs, and I believe this class has the potential to be an elite class. The overall group will make us faster, more athletic, and add immediate depth to all positions.
The Eagles have six home games among the 11-game schedule for 2016. MSU hosts Lincoln (Pa.) (Sept. 17) for the home opener and Family Weekend and entertains Marist (Oct. 15) for Homecoming.
The defensive additions are Ben Allison (DB, 6-1, 185, Cincinnati, Ohio, Elder HS); Tavian Board (DE, 6-2, 230, Owensboro, Owensboro HS); Jesse Brown (DT, 6-2, 295, Beaver Dam, Ohio County HS); Kordell Brown (LB, 5-11, 220, Washington D.C., St. John’s College HS); Taylor Broughton (DT, 6-2, 257, Ashland, Paul Blazer HS); Hunter Burdno (DT, 6-1, 261, Liberty Township, Ohio, Lakota East HS); Jackson Cain (DB, 6-1, 195, Walton, Ind., Cass HS); Kalen Carson (DB, 5-9, 170, Coral Springs, Fla., Coral Springs HS); Jovon Cobbs (DB, 5-11, 160, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sycamore HS); Sam Driggers (DT, 6-3, 280, Hebron, Connor HS); Brandon Fields (LS, 6-0, 230, Apopka, Fla., Wekiva HS); Sam Harvin (DB, 5-11, 190, Nashville, Tenn., Franklin Road Academy); Dante Jones (DE, 6-2, 210, Evansville, Ind., Bosse HS); Jacob McNeil (LS, 6-1, 225, Akron, Ohio, Archbishop Hoban HS); Jack Meyer (DE, 6-1, 245, Cincinnati, Ohio, Moeller HS); Jaylen Minefield (DE, 6-2, 225, Seymour, Tenn., Seymour HS); Boaz Pogue (LB, 6-2, 230, Chambersburg, Pa., Chambersburg Area HS – Fork Union Military Academy); Juanyea Tarver (DB, 5-10, 172, Kennesaw, Ga., Allatoona HS); Bryan Terry (DB, 6-0, 180, Marietta, Ga., Pope HS); Jalin Troutman (K, 5-11, 180, Mt. Washington, Bullitt East HS); Lucas Turpin (DT, 6-2, 245, Somerset, Southwestern HS); Sydney Wellons (DB, 5-11, 175, Chesapeake, Va., Indian River HS, Fork Union Military Academy).