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Hatters Complete 2014 Signing Class
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  05/02/2014
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After months of travel up and down the highways of America, the Stetson University football coaching staff has put the final touches on the 2014 signing class for Hatters football.

The group includes 35 players from 12 states, covering every corner of the lower 48. The majority of the class (15 players) hail from Florida, but the other 20 come from as far away as Oregon and Arizona, New York and New Jersey.

The class also hits every position group, but the Hatters had very specific target groups. The class includes eight offensive linemen, seven defensive linemen and seven defensive backs.

“Our focus was on the big guys, both on the offensive line and defensive line, and I think that is a strength of this class,” Hatters head coach Roger Hughes said. “We are also pleased with some of the skill guys that we got.”

The group of signees takes the Stetson roster past the target of 120 players, which means some of the returning players may not find a locker available when training camp opens at the first of August.

“Every kid that we sign puts pressure on the kids that are here,” Hughes said. “Those kids have to earn their opportunity to come back. The kids that we have here know that and welcome the challenge, that is why so many have been working hard this spring, they are fighting to get their way back on the team.”

The 35 spring signees are in addition to the seven players who joined the program in January and went through spring practice.

The Florida portion of the signing class includes players from 10 counties, from Leon County in the panhandle to Lee and Palm Beach County in the south.

Hughes is currently on his annual spring speaking tour. After having already made stops in Tallahassee, Savannah, Atlanta and Southern California, he still has stops scheduled for Charlotte, NC, tomorrow, Washington, DC, on May 6, Tulsa, Okla., on May 8, Northern California from May 13-16, Chicago on May 20 and Miami on May 23.

The Hatters will play their second season this fall with six home games scheduled for Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand. Season tickets for new customers will go on sale through the Stetson Athletics Ticket Office on Monday, June 2.

2014 Stetson Football Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown High School
Jordan Acham PK 5-11 180 Fr. Lake Worth, Fla. Palm Beach Central HS
Rob Agnoni WR 5-10 175 Fr. Marlton, NJ Cherokee HS
Zach Allen DB 6-1 195 Fr. Beaverton, Ore. Century HS
Austin Bess LB 6-0 190 Fr. Tallahassee, Fla. FSU HS
Nick Bialkowski LB 6-0 210 Fr. Gilbert, Ariz. Williams Field HS
Craig Carrington RB 5-11 220 Fr. Seffner, Fla. Armwood HS
Tyler Cranker OL 6-5 270 Fr. Fultonville, NY Fonda-Fultonville Central HS
Devin Davis DB 6-2 180 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. Christian Brothers HS
Gaven DeFilippo QB 6-1 200 Fr. Tuscon, Ariz. Jireh Prep
Matt Edwards OL 6-4 300 Fr. Cape Coral, Fla. North Ft. Myers HS
Jeffrey Fallabel DE 6-3 215 Fr. Ellwood City, Pa. Lincoln HS
Jackson Finfrock DB 6-3 190 Fr. Upper Arlington, Ohio Upper Arlington HS
Conrad Fonseca DB 5-10 170 Fr. Savannah, Ga. Benedictine Military School
Devin Gilotte RB 6-0 200 Fr. Lake Worth, Fla. Wellington HS
Jared Gleason OL 6-4 270 Fr. Tarpon Springs, Fla. East Lake HS
John Hester LB 6-2 225 Fr. Valrico, Fla. Bloomingdale HS
Chancellor Jackson DB 5-11 175 Fr. Smyrna, Ga. Campbell HS
Mason Johnson LB 6-2 220 Fr. Gilbert, Ariz. Highley HS
Travis Keller OL 6-4 280 Fr. St. Augustine, Fla. Bartram Trail HS
Chris Micoff DL 6-6 250 Fr. Milford, Mich. Detroit Catholic HS
Keffery Norman TE 6-3 200 Fr. Indian Harbor, Fla. Satellite HS
Cody Nulph OL 6-3 280 Fr. Seffner, Fla. Strawbery Crest HS
Hunter Paulus FB 6-1 225 Fr. Chester Springs, Pa. Malvern HS
Anthony Ryals DL 6-1 275 Fr. Clermont, Fla. Lake Minneola HS
Frederick Schroeder OL 6-4 260 Fr. Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy
Chandler Steele DL 6-2 230 Fr. Woodstock, Ga. Etowah HS
Ja'Vonta Swinton DB 6-0 170 Fr. Deerfield Beach, Fla. Pope John Paul II HS
Dalton Thompson QB 6-2 180 Fr. Shelbyville, Ky. Shelby County HS
Dylan Truelove DL 6-3 260 Fr. Gainesville, Ga. North Hall HS
Jaylin Vereen RB 6-1 200 Fr. Riverview, Fla. Riverview HS
Charles Wallace OL 6-4 275 Fr. Robbinsville, NJ The McCallie School
Eddie White DL 6-2 307 Fr. Savannah, Ga. Bethesda Academy
Curtis Young DL 6-2 220 Fr. Cape Coral, Fla. Cape Coral HS
Zachary Zarecki OL 6-3 280 Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla. Broken Arrow HS





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