Tusculum football inks 26 during signing period so far

Tusculum football inks 26 during signing period so far

MEET THE NEW PIONEERS!

 

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University football team has received 26 commitments during the national signing period.

The Pioneers garnered national commitments from student-athletes representing the states of Tennessee, Florida and Georgia thus far. The talented list of future Pioneers includes six defensive backs, six wide receivers, four linebackers, three running backs, three offensive linemen, two long snappers and two specialists.

Tusculum University is expecting to receive additional commitments during the signing period as the Pioneers look to improve upon last year's 5-6 overall record. TU finished tied for fourth in the South Atlantic Conference for the program's fourth consecutive year placing in the top half of the conference standings.

 

 

2020 Tusculum University Football Commitment List

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown / Previous School

Jaden Alderson

K/P

5-11

170

Kingsport, Tenn. / Dobyns-Bennett HS

Javell Brown

DB

6-0

165

Lakeland, Fla. / Kathleen HS

Donald Clea

LB

6-2

210

Jacksonville, Fla. / Trinity Christian HS

Josh Curray

LS

6-0

200

Murfreesboro, Tenn. / Oakland HS

Torenio Davis

WR

6-5

200

Cochran, Ga. / Georgia Military College

Jackson Fritts

RB

6-1

210

Decatur, Tenn. / Meigs County HS

Donta Hackler

WR

6-1

185

Jonesborough, Tenn. / David Crockett HS

Wyatt Hall

LS

5-8

185

Maynardville, Tenn. / Union County H

Jordon Harmon

OL

6-4

305

Jacksonville, Fla. / First Coast HS

Juan Henry

RB

5-10

180

Miami, Fla. / Miami Central HS

Jamari Hill

LB

6-2

210

Valdosta, Ga. / Lowndes HS

Javon Jackson

WR

5-9

165

Delray Beach, Fla. / Atlantic HS

Earnest Johnson, III

LB

6-0

210

Miami, Fla. / Northwestern HS

Travell "TJ" Jones

WR

5-10

185

Lakeland, Fla. / Lake Gibson HS

Tommy Mahoney

OL/LS

6-1

300

Glen Hills, Pa. / Lackawanna JC

Christian Roberts

RB

5-8

170

Orlando, Fla. / Boone HS

Adrian Robinson

DB

5-11

185

Covington, Ga. / Alcovy HS

Andrae Robinson

DB

5-11

175

Covington, Ga. / Alcovy HS

Chase Sanders

DB

6-0

185

Ooltewah, Tenn. / Ooltewah HS

Derek Simmons

OL

6-6

320

Jacksonville, Fla. / Fletcher HS

Jordan Smith

LB

5-10

225

Sanford, Fla. / Seminole HS

Ternard Summerall

WR

6-0

185

Miami, Fla. / Booker T. Washington HS

Jordan Taylor

DB

5-10

175

Miami, Fla. / Norland HS

Nolan Troyer

OL

6-1

275

Tampa, Fla. / Armwood HS

Jermaine Witherspoon

DB

5-11

165

Miami, Fla. / Killian HS

Raphael Williams

WR

5-10

155

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Dillard HS

 

MEET THE NEW PIONEERS

JADEN ALDERSON | K/P | 5'11" | 170 | Kingsport, Tenn. | Dobyns-Bennett HS

►4.5 Star kicker on Pro Kicker.com… Stats: 52-52 PAT, 10-12 FG in 2019, 70% of his kickoffs into the end zone… Expected to come in and compete immediately.

JAVELL BROWN | DB | 6-0 | 165 | Auburndale, Fla. | Kathleen HS

► 8 INT in 2019 was named 1st Team All-Area by the Lakeland Ledger… Very athletic… An 18-point per game scorer on the hardwood as well as a 6-4 high jumpers and 45'8 triple jumper as a junior.

DONALD CLEA | LB | 6'2 | 215 | Orange Park, Fla. | Jacksonville Trinity Christian

►24/7 3-Star Recruit… First Team All-District… Second Team All-State… 2019 Stats: 104 tackles, 5 sacks, 8 TFL.

JOSH CURRAY | LS | 6-0 | 200 | Murfreesboro, Tenn. | Oakland HS

►4.5 Star Recruit… Ranked the No. 27 long snapper in the country according to KohlsKicking.com

TORENIO DAVIS | WR | 6'5 | 200 | Cochran, Ga. | Georgia Military College

►First Team NJCAA All-American… 6'10 high jumper and will also run track for the Pioneers.

JACKSON FRITTS | RB | 6'1 | 210 | Decatur, Tenn. | Meigs County HS

►Fritts was a "Jack of all Trades" this past year for Meigs County's state runner-up football team…1st Team All-Region.

DONTA HACKLER | WR | 6'3 | 190 | Jonesborough, Tenn. | David Crocket HS

►24/7 3 Star Recruit… First Team 5A All-State… Stats: 43 catches for over 800 yards and 12 TDs as a senior… Career Stats: 148 receptions, 2,386 yards, 31 TD.

WYATT HALL | LS | 5'8 | 185 | Maynardville, Tenn. | Union County HS

►Ranked 97th long snapper in Class of 2020 by Rubio Long Snapping… Ranked No. 1 LS in Class 2020 at Cedric Oglesby's Kicking Academy… 28/28 on punt snaps and 17/17 on PAT snaps.

JORDAN HARMON | OL | 6-4 | 306 | Jacksonville, Fla. | First Coast HS

►1st Team All-District has the ability to play tackle or guard… Extremely athletic.

JUAN HENRY | RB | 5'9 | 185 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central HS

►Part of a Miami Central 3-headed monster that ran for 498 yards in the state championship game… Rushed for over 900 yards with 12 TD in 2019

JAMARI HILL | LB | 6'2 | 212 | Valdosta, Ga. | Lowndes County HS

►24/7 3-Star Prospect… 1st Team All-State… 1st Team All-Region… 2019 Stats: 109 tackles (74 solos), 3 sacks.

JAVON JACKSON | WR | 5'9 | 165 | Delray Beach, Fla. | Atlantic HS

►2019 Stats: 23 catches for 339 yards (14.7 ypr average) and 5 TD… As a punt returner he averaged 18.7 yards per return and 2 TDs in his senior campaign.

EARNEST JOHNSON | LB | 6'1 | 210 | Miami, Fla. | Northwestern HS
►2019 Stats: 82 tackles (63 solos), 6 sacks, 1 INT, 6 QB hurries… 5A State Championship Team… Miami Dolphins HS Player of the Week in a week #2 win over Carol City HS.

TRAVELL "TJ" JONES | RB | 5'11 | 203 | Lakeland, Fla. | Georgia Military Acad. | Lake Gibson HS

►First team All-State (HS)… JUCO Stats: 8 TD and an 8.2 Avg. this year for Georgia Military College… HS Stats: 3,769 rush yards and 54 TD with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Lake Gibson HS.

TOMMY MAHONEY | OL/LS | 6'1 | 300 | Glen Hills, Pa. | Lackawanna Junior College

►First Team All-Pennsylvania… Starter for a Lackawanna team who went to the Junior College National Championship in 2019.

CHRISTIAN ROBERTS | RB | 5-8 | 175 | Orlando, Fla. | Boone HS

► Rushed for 1,070 yards on 136 carries for a 7.9 ypc average with 13 TD… As a WR he recorded 18 receptions for 291 yards (16.6 ypr average) and 2 TD catches... All-Central Florida member… Lettered in track & field and as a junior, ran the 100m in 10.78 seconds.

ADRIAN ROBINSON | DB | 5-11 | 185 | Covington, Ga. | Alcovy HS

►Region 3AAAAAA All Region team… Big physical DB, with outstanding run support and coverage skills.

ANDRAE ROBINSON | DB/RB | 5-11 | 175 | Covington, Ga. | Alcovy HS

►Region 3AAAAAA Athlete of the Year… Part of the Rockdale News Super Six... 2-time Special Teams Player of the Year as a return specialist in 2018 & 2019.

CHASE SANDERS | DB | 6'1 | 190 | Ooltewah, Tenn. | Ooltewah HS

►1st Team All-Region safety…Hard-hitting safety out of the Chattanooga area who had 5 INT and over 85 tackles in 2019.

DEREK SIMMONS | OL | 6'6 | 310 | Neptune Beach, Fla. | Fletcher HS

►1st Team All-District with 43 Pancake blocks.

JORDAN SMITH | LB | 5-11 | 223 | Sanford, Fla. | Seminole HS

►Orlando Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year and the Orlando Sentinel Ironman Player of the Year… As a senior he had 110 Tackles and 995 yards rushing in 10 games… Rated the 4th best pre-season 220-pound wrestler in the State of Florida. At the time of signing he was undefeated (wrestling).

TERNARD SUMMERALL | WR | 6'0 | 185 | Miami, Fla. | Booker T. Washington HS

►64 catches for 927 yards with a 14.5 average and 6 TD… Led Booker T Washington to the 4A Florida State Championship.

JORDAN TAYLOR | DB | 5'11 | 175 | Miami, Fla. | Norland HS

►Jordan was 2nd Team All-Dade… 19 pass break-ups with 5 INT… As a junior he ran 10.71 in the 100 and 21.52 in the 200… Hopes to lower those number his senior year and will also compete in track at Tusculum.

NOLAN TROYER | OL | 6'1 | 285 | Seffner, Fla. | Armwood HS
►Tampa Hot 100 Recruit… First Team 7A All-State in each of his last two seasons.

RAPHAEL WILLIAMS | WR | 5'10 | 160 | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. | Dillard HS

► 1st Team All-Broward selection and 2nd Team All-State… Considered one of the best route runners in South Florida… 31 catches for 506 yards and 12 TD in his senior campaign.

JERMAINE WITHERSPOON | DB | 5'11 | 165 | Miami, Fla. | Killian HS

► 59 tackles with 28 assists and 6 INT.... 2 caused fumbles and one fumble recovery… Selected to play in the Miami Dade All-Star Game and was 1st Team All-District.