UCF added even more speed to its football team with the first day of the three-day early signing period for college football recruits.
The Knights inked plenty of top targets, while keeping players that committed to them from flipping elsewhere.
“There’s great excitement, there’s a great recognition of our brand, our logo across college football,” UCF head coach Josh Heupel told the Orlando Sentinel.
UCF signed 19 players as of Wednesday evening.
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“We addressed some needs,” Heupel said at his news conference. “A year ago, we didn’t sign many wide receivers. I think we’ve got a great core group that we signed in this class. Elite speed across the board with those guys.”
UCF also signed a Hawaii quarterback who played at McKenzie Milton’s high school.
Dillon Gabriel, who is the all-time leading passer in Hawaii high school football history, signed with the Knights late Wednesday afternoon.
UCF’s signings pushed the Knights to take the No. 1 spot among American Athletic Conference programs, according to 247 Sports.
A majority of the signees are three-star players, according to the 247 Sports’ Composite.
UCF did secure a couple JUCO transfers as well as grad transfers.
A full list of those signing with UCF include:
▪ Matt Lee, OL, 6-4, 290, Oviedo Hagerty High; Justin Menard, WR, 5-11, 185, Stockbridge (Georgia) Eagles Landing Christian Academy; Jalen Pinkney, DL, 6-4, 230, Hutchinson Community College; Tay Gowan, DB, 6-2, 185, Butler Community College; Alan Kervin, P, 6-1, 185, Tarpon Springs East Lake; Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste, LB, 6-2, 225, South Dade; Jordan Hayes, DB, 6-0, 185, Duke University; Kam’ron Green, DL, 6-3, 270, Bradenton Southeast; Keenan Hester, DL, 6-4, 260, St. Petersburg Catholic; Amari Johnson, WR, 5-10, 175, Carol City; Raymond Cutts, DL, 6-2, 260, Orlando Jones; Ryan O’Keefe, WR, 5-10, 175, Round Rock (Texas) High; Damarius Good, RB, 5-11, 185, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley; Tatum Bethune, LB, 6-1, 215, Miami Central; Adrian Medley, OL, 6-4, 300, Pensacola; Dallaz Corbitt, DL, 6-5, 235, Columbia (South Carolina) Gray Collegiate Academy; Jarrad Baker, WR, 5-11, 180, Melbourne Eau Gallie; Cam Goodie, DL, 6-1, 315, Virginia Tech