WVU football announces 2017 recruiting class


The West Virginia University football team has announced the signings of several players as mid-year enrollments and/or signees.

The following are biographies as provided by WVU:

Darius Stills, DL, 6-1, 295, Fairmont, W.Va./Fairmont Senior HS

Played for Coach J.L. Abbott at Fairmont Senior High … two-time First-Team AA All-State selection … three-year starter, helping the Polar Bears to a 27-10 record and a part of the part class to make the state playoffs each of the four years … finished with a career 191 tackles and 44 tackles for loss … helped team to the AA state championship game as a senior, first time in 36 years … team finished 10-3 and was 2A runner-up … two-time First-Team All-Big 10 Conference … two-time selection to the USA Today All-West Virginia team … totaled 75 tackles as a senior to go along with 30 tackles for loss and nine sacks … led the defense that gave up just 16.2 points per game, 173.8 rushing yards , 48.5 passing yards and 222.2 total yards per game … defensive unit gave up just 211 points in 13 games … totaled a season-high eight tackles and three tackles for loss against North Marion … season-high four sacks in one game … other top stat totals included seven tackles against University High, six tackles against Bridgeport and Weir and six tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries against East Fairmont … three-star ranking by 247, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … 247Sports ranks him as the No. 82 defensive tackle nationally and No. 7 recruit in West Virginia … ESPN and Scout has him No. 78 nationally at his position and No. 6 best recruit in the state … Rivals ranks him No. 7 best recruit in West Virginia … father, Gary, was an All-Big East performer at West Virginia for Hall of Fame Coach Don Nehlen before a successful nine-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams … also offered by Rutgers.

Ricky Johns, S, 6-3, 187, North Wales, Pa./North Penn HS

Played safety and wide receiver for Coach Dick Beck at North Penn High … Pennsylvania Writers Class 6A All-State First Team wide receiver … three-year starter with 40 career starts … finished with 95 tackles, including 55 unassisted tackles, two sacks and three interceptions … helped lead North Penn High to a 14-1 record, a 6-0 conference mark and District 1 6A Philadelphia suburb champions and state 6A semifinals … two-time All-Suburban One League linebacker and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Wide Receiver … finished with 61 receptions for 1,345 yards and 57 rushes for 325 yards and 18 touchdowns … for his career, he recorded 125 catches for 2,854 yards and 31 touchdowns … earned All-Suburban One League National Conference honors as a junior … finished with 50 catches for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior … helped lead North Penn to a 11-3 record, 7-0 conference mark and the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout … Scout’s East Top 150 … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 12 safety in the East, No. 4 safety in Pennsylvania and No. 94 safety in the nation by Scout … No. 34 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 16 in Pennsylvania by ESPN … also offered by Temple.

E.J. Brown, S, 5-11, 188, Stone Mountain, Ga./Tucker HS

Played his senior year for Coach Bryan Lamar at Tucker High … prior to Tucker, played three years for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High … Georgia Class 6A All-State Second Team Defensive Back … Georgia Athletic Coaches’ Association North-South Classic … as a senior, finished with 64 tackles, including 55 solo stops, an interception and a forced fumble … helped lead Tucker to a 13-2 record overall, 7-0 in the region and advance to the 6A state championship game in 2016 … named All-Region 4-6A First Team and DeKalb All-Metro … three-star rating by ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … No. 8 safety in Georgia and No. 74 overall by Rivals … No. 50 safety nationally and No. 84 overall in Georgia by ESPN … No. 44 safety prospect in the south, No. 12 in Georgia and No. 110 nationally by Scout … No. 69 safety nationally and No. 95 overall prospect in Georgia by 247Sports … also offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kentucky, NC State, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

Isaiah Hardy, OL, 6-7, 340, Laurel Springs, N.J./Lackawanna College

Played guard for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … All-Northeast Football Conference First-Team as a sophomore in 2016 … two-year starter … helped lead Lackawanna to a 10-1 overall record, a No. 8 national NJCAA ranking and advance to play in the Valley of the Sun Bowl … the Falcons ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring (515) and rushing touchdowns (36), No. 4 in points per game (46.8), total offensive yards (5,343), yards per passing attempt (9.7) and total offensive yards per game (485.7) and No. 5 in passing touchdowns (32) and rushing yards (2,813) and No. 16 in passing yards (2,530) … as a freshman, was selected All-Northeast Football Conference Third-Team selection … helped lead Lackawanna to an 8-2 record in his first year … part of offense that ranked No. 6 in scoring (48.0), No. 5 in passing yards per completion (16.2), No. 8 in rushing yards per game (250.0), No. 9 in rushing touchdowns (29) and No. 13 in offensive yards per game (455.8) … three-star rating by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 84 on Rivals Top 100 Junior College prospects … rated No. 14 national junior college offensive tackle prospect and No. 3 in New Jersey … was an offensive tackle for Coach Robert Hinson at Timber Creek Regional High in Erial, N.J. … a Top 30 prospect by NJ.com … as a senior, he helped Timber Creek finish 11-1 overall, 5-0 in the West Jersey Conference and advance to the state championship game … also offered by Missouri.

Exree Loe, S, 6-1, 199, Johnstown, Pa./Greater Johnstown Area HS

Played defensive back and wide receiver for Coach Tony Penna Jr. at Greater Johnstown Area High … two-time Pennsylvania Football News All-State First Team Defensive Back … USA Today All-Pennsylvania Football Team Second-Team … 2015 Pennsylvania Writers’ 3A All-State First Team Defensive Back … registered 78 tackles, including 39 unassisted tackles, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery and a blocked field goal … finished with 1,621 all-purpose yards … returned 20 kickoffs for 268 yards and a touchdowns … had 12 punt returns for 195 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per return with a long of 58 yards … finished with 43 catches for 1,032 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … had 126 yards and four touchdowns rushing, including 90 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns against Dubois … helped lead the Trojans to a 12-2 record, a 9-1 mark in the Laurel Highlands Conference and the quarterfinals of the state 4A state playoffs … had a season-high eight receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown against Jersey Shore … recorded a season-high three touchdowns against Penn Cambria … had 100 or more yards in four games … three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 2 cornerback prospect in Pennsylvania, No. 8 cornerback in the East and No. 63 nationally by Scout … No. 13 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 57 defensive back nationally by Rivals … No. 17 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 96 overall cornerback nationally by 247Sports … No. 28 prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN … also offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Pitt and Rutgers.

Collin Smith, S, 6-0, 192, Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley HS

Played safety and quarterback for Coach Roger Beitel at Ligonier Valley High … two-time team MVP … two-time Pennsylvania All-State … 2016 Pennsylvania 2A All-State First Team (QB) … USA Today All-Pennsylvania Team (DB) … Penn Preps Pennsylvania 2A All-State (QB) … Team Pennsylvania (DB) and All-State First Team (QB) by Pennsylvania Football News … Eastern/Western Pennsylvania All-State Super 25 (QB) … Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Football Player of the Year … Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Player of the Year … WHVL Football Player of the Year … finished with 294 career tackles, including six for loss, eight interceptions, 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown … helped lead Ligonier Valley to a 14-1 record, the Heritage Conference championship, the Appalachian Bowl, their first District 6-2A title and was one win from advancing to the PIAA championship game for the first time … finished with 74 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles … completed 163-of-274 passes for 3,011 yards and 42 touchdowns … rushed for 1,013 yards and 22 touchdowns … holds school career records for rushing (3,010), passing (5,673), touchdown passes (69), career touchdowns (49), total touchdowns (118), points scored (308) and all-purpose yards (9,352) … Westmoreland Sports Network County Player of the Year … Indiana Gazette Offensive Player of the Year … Southern Alleghenies Football Coaches’ Association Offensive Player of the Year … All-Heritage Conference … finished 21-of-26 for 293 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for three touchdowns to lead Ligonier Valley to the District 6 championship against Altoona … 2015 Pennsylvania All-State First Team safety … Registered 74 tackles and three interceptions … passed for 1,958 yards, rushed for 757 yards and combined for 37 touchdowns … Pittsburgh Tribune Review “Terrific 25” … Johnstown Tribune-Democrat All-Area First Team Defensive Back … Indiana Gazette Top 25 All-Area … Southern Alleghenies Football Coaches’ Association Football Offensive Player of the Year … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 3 safety prospect in Pennsylvania, No. 10 safety recruit in the East and No. 76 nationally by Scout … No. 17 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 74 national position ranking by ESPN … No. 22 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 29 recruit by Rivals … also offered by Boston College, Louisville and Michigan.

Hakeem Bailey, CB, 6-1, 190, Atlanta, Ga./Iowa Western CC

Played for coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western CC … team finished with a 6-6 record in 2016 … recorded 40 total tackles, including 27 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss in 2016 … also had a team-leading five interceptions and nine pass breakups … NJCAA All-Region 11 First Team (2016) … All-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference First Team (2016) … redshirted as a freshman in 2015 … three-star recruit by Rivals … originally signed with Marshall out of high school … previously played for coach Tommy Macon at Pebblebrook High … recorded four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior (2014) … also scored one touchdown on special teams and three touchdowns on offense … also offered by Cincinnati.

Tevin Bush, RB, 5-6, 168, New Orleans, La./Landry-Walker HS

Played for Coach Emanuel Powell at Landry-Walker High … earned 5A All-State Honorable-Mention honors as a senior by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association … as a senior, he finished with more than 2,500 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns … helped lead Landry-Walker to a 13-2 record and the 5A state championship as a senior … registered 134 rushing yards and a touchdown and added 82 receiving yards and a touchdown against Destrehan in the state semifinals … named first-team all-district and all-metro … collected more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior … three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 27 in Louisiana by Rivals … No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 31 recruit in Louisiana by 247Sports … No. 9 wide receiver in Louisiana by Scout … No. 67 athlete nationally and No. 35 overall in Louisiana by ESPN … also offered by Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Texas Tech and Tulane.

Jalen Harvey, DL, 6-2, 325, Birmingham, Ala./Northwest Mississippi CC

Played for Coach Benjy Parker at Northwest Mississippi CC … helped team to a 9-3 record in 2016 and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl … finished the season with 27 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one blocked kick in 12 games … helped Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992 and an 11-1 record in 2015 …played in 12 games, recording 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and two blocked kicks … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges Second Team (2016) … Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … originally signed with Syracuse out of high school and redshirted during the 2014 season … played for coach Jerry Hood at Clay-Chalkville High, helping team to a 10-2 finish in 2013 … recorded 61 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a senior … as a junior, collected 32 total tackles and 3.5 sacks …earned Class 6A All-State honors and was named to the 2013 All-Birmingham North/East Team …earned selections to the 2013 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game and the Birmingham News All-Metro Team.

Dominique Maiden, WR, 6-5, 210, Temecula, Calif./Riverside City College

Spent two seasons playing for Coach Tom Craft at Riverside CC … helped team to a 10-2 record in 2016 with a win in the Southern California Bowl … finished the season with 36 receptions for 480 yards and eight touchdowns … recorded two touchdown receptions against Victor Valley (9/3) and Long Beach (11/5) … Southern California Football Association All-Central League First Team (2016) … finished the 2015 season with 35 receptions for 398 yards and six touchdowns … three-star recruit by Scout … previously played for coach Rick Mey at Temecula Valley High … recorded 49 receptions for 777 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2014 … Valley News All-Valley First Team (2014) … Two-time All-Southwestern League First Team (2013-14).

Derrek Pitts, S, 6-0, 173, Dunbar, W.Va./South Charleston HS

Played for Coach Donnie Mays at South Charleston High … won the Carl Lee Award, signifying the top defensive back in West Virginia … earned All-West Virginia All-State First Team honors … named Charleston Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year … Had 348 career tackles, including 13 sacks, 35 tackles for loss … in 2016, he finished with 90 tackles, including 56 solo stops, nine tackles for loss … finished with three fumble recoveries and two interceptions, returning two of them for touchdowns … had five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, season-high four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and had two pass breakups against Huntington in the first round of the state playoffs … compiled 1,169 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns (four on receptions, two each of kickoffs and fumble returns and one each on a punt return and a rushing touchdown) … caught 27 passes for 468 yards and four touchdowns and ran 45 times for 277 yards and a touchdown … averaged 45.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.3 on punt returns … No. 23 safety nationally and No. 1 player overall in West Virginia by Rivals … No. 34 safety nationally, No. 5 player overall in the East and No. 1 player in West Virginia by Scout … No. 30 safety nationally and No. 2 player overall in West Virginia by 247Sports … four-star rating by Rivals and three-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout … PrepStar All-East Region Team … also offered by Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, NC State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

Quondarius Qualls, LB, 6-2, 225, Farmerville, La./Northwest Mississippi CC

Played for coach Benjy Parker at Northwest Mississippi Community College … helped team to a 9-3 record in 2016 and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl … finished the season with 55 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one interception and three pass breakups while leading the team with 16.5 tackles for loss and 20 quarterback hurries … helped Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992 and an 11-1 record in 2015 … played in 12 games, leading the team in tackles for loss (16.5), sacks (10), quarterback hurries (13) and ranking third in tackles (67) … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges Second Team (2016) … four-star recruit by Scout … three-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN … No. 5 junior college outside linebacker according to 247sports … No. 6 junior college outside linebacker according to ESPN … No. 27 junior college player according to Scout … 2016 Super Sophomore by Sporting News … played for head coach Joe Spatafora at Union Parish High … helped the Farmers to an 11-2 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the Class 3A state playoffs in 2014 … collected 84 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior … was part of the 2013 state championship team and was an all-state selection that season.

Ezekiel Rose, DL, 6-3, 270, Clarksdale, Miss./East Mississippi CC

Played for Coach Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi CC … helped team to a combined 19-2 record during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, a 2016 MACJC Championship and a win in the 2016 Mississippi Bowl … finished sophomore (2016) season with 35 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games … played in eight games as a freshman (2015), making nine tackles with two pass breakups … played for coach Henry Johnson at Clarksdale High … made 51 tackles with 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and nine quarterback hurries as a senior … collected 17 tackles and one sack as a junior.

David Sills V, WR, 6-4, 210, Wilmington, Del./El Camino College

Returns to West Virginia after playing one season for Coach Gifford Lindheim at El Camino College … completed 127-of-237 passes for 1,636 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2016 … rushed for 258 yards on 96 carries with five touchdowns … went 20-of-29 for 248 passing yards and four touchdowns against Bakersfield … Southern California Football Association All-Central League Second Team (2016) … became a key member of the receiving corps in the second half of his freshman season at West Virginia in 2015 … finished with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in seven games … caught the game-winning touchdown on a 15-yard reception with 2:19 remaining against Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl … previously coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy … played three games in 2014 before breaking his ankle and missing the remainder of the season … completed 38-of-74 passes for 594 yards and seven touchdowns … ran for 203 yards on 34 carries and six touchdowns … Maryland Consensus All-State (2013) … Maryland Private School All-State First Team (2013) … completed 202-of-318 passes for 2,688 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2013 … also rushed for 672 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Kelby Wickline, OL, 6-5, 280, Stillwater, Okla./Jones County JC

Played one season for coach Steve Buckley at Jones County JC, helping the team to a 6-3 record … paved the way for the offense to average 238.6 yards per game on the ground, including 326 yards per game in the final three contests … NJCAA All-Region 23 First Team (2016) … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges First Team (2016) … three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 8 junior college offensive tackle according to 247sports … redshirted as a freshman at UT-San Antonio (2015) … previously played for coach Tucker Barnard at Stillwater High … allowed just one sack during his career … as a senior, Stillwater averaged almost 200 yards per game rushing, 5.4 yards per carry and more than 350 yards of total offense … named to the Class 6A East All-Star (2014) team … earned All-District 6A-1 (2014) honors … father, Joe, is a member of West Virginia’s football coaching staff … also offered by Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and TCU.

Maverick Wolfley, FB, 6-3, 246, Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS

Played for coach Matt Lacy at Morgantown High … played in nine of 13 games as a senior, sitting out four games with Injuries … earned 3A All-State Special Honorable-Mention as a senior … named All-State Second-Team as a sophomore and junior … three-time Three-Rivers Athletic Conference and three-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference … two-time all-area … as a senior, helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record, the state semifinals and the No. 4 ranking in West Virginia … finished with 332 career tackles, including 75 tackles as a senior, including three sacks and seven tackles for loss and a forced fumble … also had 65 carries for 521 yards and eight touchdowns and four receptions for 93 yards … had 66 tackles as a junior, including a sack and 12 tackles for loss … No. 5 overall recruit in the state of West Virginia by Rivals … No. 30 inside linebacker nationally and No. 5 in West Virginia by 247Sports … No. 25 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 in West Virginia by Scout … three-star rating by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports, Prepstar and two-star by ESPN … Prepstar All-East Region Team … brother, Stone, is a member of the Mountaineer football team … father, Dale, was a standout performer on the offensive line for WVU on the 1988 team that played for the national championship … Uncle Ron was also a former Mountaineer standout at fullback and for almost 10 years in the NFL, including four years as an NFL Pro Bowl selection … Uncle Craig played at Syracuse and in the NFL for more than 10 years, including 10 years with the Steelers … Grandfather, Ray Mansfield, started at the University of Washington and played 14 years in the NFL, including 13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tyler Thurmond, OL, 6-5, 280, Buford, Ga./Buford HS

Played for Coach Jess Simpson at Buford High … an All-Gwinnett County Honorable-Mention … helped lead Buford to a 13-2 record, 6-0 in 5A Region 8 league standings, a No. 14 final ranking in the state and the state championship game … helped pave the way for Buford to run for 4,076 yards, pass for 1,522 and finish with 5,598 total offensive yards … Buford averaged 38.8 points per game … played in the Elite Junior Classic All-Star Game … helped lead Buford to a 13-2 record, 7-0 in the league, No. 10 in state and the state championship game … member of offensive line that produced more than 3,700 rushing yards and more than 70 touchdowns … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … No. 11 offensive tackle recruit in Georgia, No. 44 offensive tackle in the South and No. 130 nationally by Scout … also offered by Georgia State, Arkansas State, Charlotte, Old Dominion, Ohio and UTSA.

Reggie Roberson, WR, 6-0, 192, Desoto, Texas/Mesquite Horn HS

Played for Coach Mike Overton at John Horn High … District 11-6A All-District First Team Offense … District 11-6A District Special Teams MVP … team finished with a 6-5 record and a 4-3 district mark … as a senior, caught 60 passes for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns … long catch of the year went for 57 yards … scored 12 touchdowns as a senior … averaged 17.7 yards per catch … also had more than 800 return yards … averaged 13.4 yards on punt returns and 36.7 on kickoff returns … returned a kickoff 100 yards against Rockwall-Heath … had senior year averages of 96.4 yards receiving per game, 169.0 all-purpose yards per game and 101.0 yards of total offense per game … also averaged 7.3 yards per rush … added 161 yards in punt returns and 587 yards in kick returns to his senior numbers … finished his final season with 1,859 all-purpose yards and 1,111 yards of total offense … top game was seven catches for 174 yards and one touchdown, which earned him player of the game honors … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and Rivals … 247Sports ranked him the No. 110 receiver nationally and No. 106 recruit in Texas … ESPN shows him at No. 82 nationally at his position and No. 75 among all recruits in Texas … Scout shows him at No. 80 at his position nationally, No. 17 in Texas and No. 17 in the Southwest Region … also ran track … received more than 20 scholarship offers from schools such as Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon State, Duke, Utah and Washington State.

Kenny Robinson, S, 6-3, 191, Wilkinsburg, Pa./Imani Christian Academy

Played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver for Coach Ronnell Heard at Imani Christian Academy … Pennsylvania All-State 1A First-Team defensive back … Pennsylvania Football News All-State First Team (DB) … finished with 1,250 rushing yards, 2,150 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, with only three interceptions … threw for 448 yards against Frazier, seventh most in WPIAL history … WPIAL A Defensive Player of the Year … WPIAL A All-Conference First Team (FS) … WPIAL A All-Conference Second Team (QB) … Pennsylvania’s “Elite 11” … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22” … played at University Prep as a junior and only saw action in two games due a leg injury … had 18 catches for 287 yards and five touchdowns … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 2 safety recruit in Pennsylvania, No. 6 in the East and No. 53 nationally by Scout … No. 9 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 14 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals … No. 24 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 91 national position ranking by ESPN … also offered by Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Pitt and Virginia Tech.

Lamonte McDougle, DL, 6-0, 303, Pompano Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS

Played for Coach Jevon Glenn at Deerfield Beach High School … helped team to a 10-3 record as a senior and the regional finals … team posted a 5-0 record in its district … recorded 47 unassisted tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … played at Delray American Heritage as a junior … 2015 Florida 3A All-State First Team Defense (DL) … finished with 93 tackles, including 15 sacks and 27 tackles for loss … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and Rivals … 247Sports lists him as the No. 71 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 150 best recruit in Florida … Rivals lists him at No. 46 at his position … ESPN ranks him No. 58 at his position and No. 123 in the state of Florida … Scout ranked him as the No. 9 best defensive tackle in Florida, No. 29 in the South and No. 92 nationally … father, Stockar, played football at Oklahoma and was a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions where he enjoyed a successful NFL career … uncle Jerome McDougle played at Miami before a successful NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles … father and uncle host the yearly McDougle Bowl between rivals Deerfield Beach and Blanche Ely … each team’s MVP of the game receives a $1,000 academic scholarship from the McDougle Family Foundation to further their education … received more than 19 scholarship offers from schools such as Purdue, Washington State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Penn State, Texas Tech, Syracuse and Miami.

Alec Sinkfield, RB, 5-10, 173, Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage HS

Played for Coach Keith Hindsley at American Heritage High … selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game … two-time all-state selection, including 2015 Florida Associated Press 3A All-State Second Team Defense (DB) … 2015 Florida High School Football All-State Honorable-Mention (RB) … named four-time All-County, including 2016 5A-1A First Team selection as a senior … helped lead the Stallions to a 10-3 record in 2015 and 11-2 in 2014 … finished with 2,231 career rushing yards, averaging 8.6 yards per carry and 26 touchdowns … had 1,046 career yards receiving and five touchdowns … registered 1,000 career return yards and two touchdowns … had 163 career tackles and three interceptions … rushed for 734 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior despite missing time with a toe injury … added 187 yards receiving and played a strong role in the return game … more than 1,000 all-purpose yards in his senior and junior seasons … finished with 384 rushing yards and three touchdowns as a junior … averaged 8.7 yards per rush … also added 280 yards receiving on 13 receptions for 21.5 yards per catch average … three-star ranking by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … 247Sports lists him as the No. 57 running back nationally and No. 132 overall recruit in Florida …. Rivals lists him as the No. 74 best running back in the 2017 recruiting class … ESPN lists him at No. 43 at his position and No. 87 overall in Florida … Scout ranks him as the No. 30 running back in Florida and No. 81 in the South Region … received offers from more than 12 schools, including Miami, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse and Florida Atlantic.

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