Kennesaw State Football inks 16 on National Signing Day
Class features seven high school players and nine transfers KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 4, 2015) –…
Georgia (Feb 4, 2015) — Class features seven high school players and nine transfers
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 4, 2015) – Kennesaw State University signed 16 recruits during National Signing Day, head coach
Brian Bohannon announced today.
The second signing class in school history includes seven high school players, six junior college athletes and three four-year transfers who have signed grants-in-aid.
Bohannon and his staff's recruiting efforts resulted in one junior college All-American, eight all-state players and three region players of the year from Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. The group consists of three defensive linemen, three offensive linemen, three running backs, three defensive backs, two linebackers, one tight end and one athlete.
"It's another historical day for Kennesaw State football. It's our second signing class and it's amazing how fast the time has gone by," Bohannon said. "It felt like yesterday I was here doing this same press conference for the first signing class. I think this is a special one because we're getting ready to start the first football season in the history of the school so it's even more special.
"Our No. 1 overall goal was roughly 22 (signees). We set out for 14 transfers and the big part of that was to get some age in our program, to get some juniors and sophomores who have played some college football," Bohannon said. "Right now we have six mid-year guys, we have four junior college and two four-year transfers that are on campus today and are working out and are a part of our culture. We have three other young men who signed today that will give us nine transfers in this class."
The list of junior college signees include Chaston Bennett (RB, 5-10, 170, Jr., Crockett, Texas / Tyler Junior College), Leigh Comfort (OL, 6-2, 270, Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla., NE Oklahoma A&M), Derrick Farrow (DB, 5-11, 200, Jr., Cochran, Ga. / East Central CC; Miss.), Malik Letatau (OL, 6-1, 280, Jr., Mountain View, Calif. / College of San Mateo), Chance McNulty (DB, 5-11, 180, Jr., Madison, Wis. / Itawamba CC) and Kyron Minter (LB, 6-0, 210, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas / Navarro College).
Bohannon and his staff also added four-year transfers Kingsley Ejike (DL, 6-3, 230, R-So., Covington, Ga. / UAB), Matthew Foster (DL, 6-3, 245, R-So., Sparks, Ga., Middle Tennessee State) and Dustyn Moore (LB, 6-0, 225, Conyers, Ga. / Kent State).
"At the same time we wanted to lay the foundation from a high school standpoint so we had seven young men who signed today as far as the signing class," Bohannon said. "We are sitting at 16 and that leaves us a handful of scholarships to pick up the rest of our transfers. That's the way we planned it. We wanted to give it some more time as teams go through spring ball to see if some guys may fall through or decide they are not fitting where they are and can come back to us.
"From a standpoint of what we were shooting for and what we accomplished we feel really good about where we are today and the young men we signed," Bohannon said. "I think if you look at our class, it's a bunch of guys that can run and a bunch of guys that can hit, and those are important factors."
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.