State signings roundup: Louisville's Petrino loads up at QB

Staff, Wire and Special ReportsFebruary 5, 2014 

  • STATE SIGNINGS

    Players signed Wednesday by Kentucky's Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision schools:

    LOUISVILLE

    Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown

    Javonte Bagley WR 6-3 180 Vero Beach, Fla.

    Reggie Bonnafon QB 6-3 205 Louisville, Ky.

    Danny Burns OL 6-6 339 Hamilton, Ohio

    Zykiesis Cannon CB 6-0 183 Mauldin, S.C.

    Micky Crum TE 6-4 250 Columbus, Ohio

    D'Eric Culver CB 6-0 180 Tallahassee, Fla.

    Kelby Johnson OL 6-7 299 Bowie, Md.

    Michael Johnson S 6-3 200Miami Gdns., Fla.

    S.R. Muahmmad LB 6-3 215 Fort Pierce, Fla.

    Isaac Stewart LB 6-2 240 Charlotte, N.C.

    Henry Famurewa OLB 6-2 232 Powder Spr., Ga.

    Charles StandberryWR 6-3 216Montgomery, Ala.

    Jimmie Terry OL 6-4 350 Madison, Miss.

    Trumaine WashingtonCB 5-10 180 Miami, Fla.

    Cornelius Sturghill WR 5-11 180 Memphis, Tenn.

    Tyler Ferguson QB 6-4 225 Bakerfield, Calif.

    Terry Ramsey DE 6-5 250 Clayton, Ohio

    Lukayus McNeil OL 6-6 278 Indianapolis, Ind.

    Cameron Polk WR 6-3 185 Fishers, Ind.

    L.J. Scott RB 6-1 215 Marion, Ohio

    Trevon Young OLB 6-4 235Des Moines, Iowa

    WESTERN KENTUCKY

    Joe Brown DB 5-10 180 Louisville, Ky.

    Will Bush WR 5-11 190 Louisville, Ky.

    Ryan Duvall LB 6-5 230 Owensboro, Ky.

    Dennis Edwards OL 6-1 310 Snellville, Ga.

    Nacarius Fant WR 5-9 170Bowling Green, Ky.

    DeAndre Farris ATH 5-10 180 Shelbyville, Ky.

    D'Andre Ferby RB 6-1 240 Nashville, Tenn.

    Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB 6-2 210Bowling Green, Ky.

    Julien Lewis DL 6-3 270 Madison, Ala.

    Martavius Mims DB 6-1 180Muscle Shoals, Ala.

    Derik Overstreet DL 6-2 250 Paducah, Ky.

    Evan Sayner DL 6-3 265 Paducah, Ky.

    R.J. Scaife OL 6-5 265 Dade City, Fla.

    Nick True TE 6-5 255 Fort Thomas, Ky.

    Masai Whyte LB 6-0 210 Shelbyville, Ky.

    EASTERN KENTUCKY

    Jalen Allen OL 6-3 285 Indianapolis, Ind.

    Torrodd Carter WR 6-2 185 Westerville, Ohio

    Kameron Crim OL 6-5 275 Covington, Ky.

    Tyrell Curry DB 5-10 195 Rock Hill, S.C.

    Marqui Daniel DL 6-2 215 Niceville, Fla.

    Scott Daniel WR 6-0 190 Georgetown, Ky.

    Kobie Grace DB 5-10 180 Winter Park, Fla.

    Luke KallschmidtATH 6-4 200 Perry, Fla.

    Cameron KowalewskiOL 6-4 265 Dallas, Ga.

    Dyshawn MobleyRB 5-11 210 Powell, Tenn.

    Justin Myles TE 6-4 240 Cincinnati, Ohio

    Dan Paul TE 6-4 225 Naples, Fla.

    Kagen Skidmore OL 6-2 295 Somerset, Ky.

    Brock Smith DL 6-4 215 Pompano B., Fla.

    Davonte SolomonDB 6-1 175 Groveland, Fla.

    Z Stephenson OL 6-2 300Bloomington, Ind.

    Tyler Swafford QB 6-2 185 Brentwood, Tenn.

    Jordan Whitfield DB 6-1 185Huber Hts., Ohio

    Keith WrzuszczakP 5-10 180 Australia

    MURRAY STATE

    Chris Allen CB 5-10 180 Memphis, Tenn.

    St. Pierre Anilus LB 5-11 210 Key West, Fla.

    Dylan Boone DB 5-11 187 Murray, Ky.

    Garian Bradley RB 6-0 235 Bessemer, Ala.

    Ethon Felton LB 6-0 195Muscle Shoals, Ala.

    Jordon Gandy WR 6-4 195 Athens, Ala.

    David Howell DL 6-2 270 Ocean Sp., Mass.

    Joe Irby OL 6-4 315 Nashville, Tenn.

    Deion Jackson CB 5-10 160 Mayfield, Ky.

    Troy Marshall OL 6-4 275 Chelsea, Ala.

    Shawn Samuels CB 5-10 200 Bainbridge, Ga.

    Hayden Sphire QB 6-2 200 Suwanee, Ga.

    DeQuinten SpragginsDB 6-2 185 West Pt., Miss.

    Jordan Troutman RB 5-10 205 Paducah, Ky.

    DeQuavius Walker WR 6-1 180 Macon, Ga.

    Quincy Williams DB 6-0 205Birmingham, Ala.

    Gavin Wilson PK 6-1 175 Thomasville, Ga.

    Bishop Woods DL 6-2 265 Duluth, Ga.

Bobby Petrino says he made the most of his small recruiting window since taking over as Louisville's coach last month.

The Cardinals announced a 21-player class including former Penn State quarterback Tyler Ferguson, who's transferring after one season with the Nittany Lions. He'll redshirt this fall but will have two years of eligibility remaining with a Cardinals program that joins the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.

Ferguson is one of two quarterbacks among 12 offensive players signed by Petrino, who likes the spread formation. The Cardinals also landed dual threat Reggie Bonnafon from Trinity High School.

"We had a short period of time, and we were able to go out and make some good relationships," Petrino said Wednesday. "We had some tough decisions to make, and then we were able to find some new players to recruit, which became real critical at the end of the recruiting phase.

"I'm very excited about what we were able to put together."

Louisville tapped into south Florida's deep talent pool again with five recruits, including Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker from Fort Pierce Central High. Scout.com rates him as a three-star prospect.

Louisville's class is ranked 46th in the nation by Rivals.com and 45th by Scout.com.

Brohm tops off first WKU recruiting class

First-year head coach Jeff Brohm takes Western Kentucky into its inaugural year in Conference USA with a 24-member signing class. The Hilltoppers signed 15 players Wednesday to join nine mid-year enrollees who joined in December.

"This recruiting process started at this time last year and is a long, thorough process that involves a lot of time and effort put into it," said Brohm, an assistant coach who took over when Petrino left for Louisville. "Everything went extremely well, exactly the way we wanted."

The Hilltoppers signed 10 players from the Bluegrass State, two from Alabama, and one each from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.

EKU signs 19, including ex-Cat Mobley

Eastern Kentucky Coach Dean Hood loaded up in the trenches, with nine of his 19 signees either linemen or tight ends.

The class includes five offensive linemen, four defensive backs, two defensive linemen, two tight ends, two wide receivers, one athlete, one running back, one quarterback and one punter.

The one running back was Dyshawn Mobley, who decided to transfer from Kentucky after rushing for 300 yards as a sophomore last season.

EKU's class features three in-state players as well as players from six other states and Australia.

"There is no question we addressed our needs," Hood said. "You don't always get everyone you want, but sometimes you get a big surprise."

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