Grambling State lands 13 on National Signing Day

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GRAMBLING, La. | Eight high school seniors and three junior college transfers, along with a pair of mid-year transfers, signed national letters of intent to Grambling State University, Tigers head football coach Broderick Fobbsannounced today.

“We had 11 quality student-athletes who signed with us, along with two mid-year transfers. We know they will come in and compete at the Division I level,” Fobbs said. “Our coaching staff did a great job of identifying our program’s needs and going out and signing the best players at each position. We signed an outstanding group and are excited to get them on campus.”

Five of the student-athletes attended high school in the state of Louisiana, including the state’s sixth all-time leading rusher. Three came from Texas, while the Tigers landed two players from Michigan. Grambling State also nabbed one player from Alabama, California and Pennsylvania.

Fobbs also announced the addition of two mid-year enrollees in Cody Dillard and Brendan Vaughn, who both signed in December and have been attending classes at Grambling State this semester.

 
2019 GRAMBLING STATE FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS as of 2/6/19
 

Kash Foley

Wide Receiver

6-0

180

LaPlace, La.

Riverside HS

  • Played at Riverside High School in LaPlace, La.
  • A three-time All-District selection
  • Earned First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-State
  • State runner-up as a freshman, state champion as a sophomore and state semifinalist as a junior
  • A four-year starter in basketball
  • Also lettered in track and field
  • Chose Grambling State over Arkansas State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (Lafayette), New Mexico State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State and Tulane

Jordan Ighofose

Offensive Lineman

6-3

315

Detroit, Mich.

Northeast Oklahoma CC

  • Transferred from Northeast Oklahoma Community College in Miami, Okla.
  • Named to the 2018 All-Conference Second Team as an offensive lineman

Kyle Jones-Sullivan

Offensive Lineman

6-2

275

Los Angeles, Calif.

Cathedral HS

  • Played at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • A member of the 2018 All-League First Team as an offensive lineman
  • Chose Grambling State over Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico and San Jose State

Jaye Patrick

Tight End

6-6

245

Detroit, Mich.

College of the Desert

  • Transferred from College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • Registered 1,745 yards on 76 catches (22.9 ypc) and 17 touchdowns during junior and senior seasons at Western International High School
  • Earned First-Team All-City and First-Team All-Metro
  • An All-State Honorable Mention selection
  • Chose Grambling State over Iowa, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio) and Michigan State

Toddrick Paul

Defensive End

6-4

235

Jeanerette, La.

Jeanerette HS

  • Played at Jeanerette High School in Jeanerette, La.
  • Registered 88 total tackles, 15 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, two touchdowns and one fumble recovery
  • A two-time member of the All-District Team

CJ Russell

Running Back

6-0

185

Arcadia, La.

Arcadia HS

  • Played at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, La.
  • The State of Louisiana’s sixth all-time career leading rusher
  • Registered 7,769 yards, 656 points and 99 touchdowns during four-year prep career
  • Led the State of Louisiana as a senior with 2,801 yards on 203 carries (13.79 ypc), along with 206 points and 32 touchdowns
  • A two-year captain
  • As a sophomore, named First-Team All-District and Second-Team All-State
  • Earned All-State Honorable Mention and First-Team All-District MVP
  • Named First-Team All-State Co-MVP and First-Team All-District MVP as a senior
  • Played in the NLA All-Star Game
  • A Member of the National Honor Society with a 3.55 GPA
  • Chose Grambling State over McNeese State, Nicholls State and Louisiana Tech

William Savala

Defensive Back

6-1

190

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Carter HS

  • Played at Dallas Carter High School in Dallas, Texas
  • Registered 70 tackles, six tackles for loss, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior
  • Chose Grambling State over Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana (Lafayette) and Stephen F. Austin

Marquez Tatum

Defensive End

6-4

265

Mobile, Ala.

LeFlore HS

  • Played at LeFlore High School in Mobile, Ala.
  • Registered 245 total tackles, 35 sacks, eight forced fumble and two fumble recoveries during four-year prep career
  • A two-time First-Team All-County selection
  • Earned Alabama All-Region Honorable Mention
  • An Alabama Coastal team selection

Kyree Wade-McLeod

Offensive Lineman

6-4

315

Philadelphia, Pa.

ASA CC

  • Transferred from ASA Community College in New York, N.Y.
  • A Class 3A Public MVP during senior year of high school
  • Earned All-State and All-Public Team School as a senior

Calvin Watson Jr.

Defensive Back

5-11

180

Walker, La.

Walker HS

  • Played at Walker High School in Walker, La.
  • Registered 70 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior
  • Tallied 90 tackles and three interceptions during senior season
  • A two-time All-District defensive back
  • Named First-Team All-Parish returner

Damon Wilson

Linebacker

6-0

225

Shreveport, La.

Woodlawn HS

  • Played at Woodlawn High School in Shreveport, La.
  • Captained team during senior season
  • A two-time First-Team All-District selection
  • Played in the I-20 All-Star Game
  • Chose Grambling State over Northeastern State

2019 GRAMBLING STATE FOOTBALL MID-YEAR PLAYERS as of 2/6/19
 

Cody Dillard

Defensive End

6-2

230

Allen, Texas

Tyler CC

  • Transferred from Tyler Community College in Tyler, Texas
  • Graduated from Tyler Community College in one and a half years
  • A two-year starter at defensive end
  • Posted 34 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks during sophomore season
  • During senior season at Allen High School, finished with 61 tackles, 17 quarterback hits, 15 tackles for loss and 10 sacks
  • Earned First-Team All-District
  • Helped guide team to State 6A Semifinals

Brenden Vaughn

Linebacker

6-1

225

Forney, Texas

Cisco CC

  • Transferred from Cisco Community College in Cisco, Texas
  • Finished 2018 with 55 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble
  • Earned SWJCFC First-Team All-Conference
  • Committed and signed with Oklahoma State in 2017
  • Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN Rivals, Scout and 247Sports
  • Did not start playing football until his sophomore year of high school
  • Ranked as the No. 38 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout and the No. 48 outside linebacker by ESPN
  • Scout also tabbed him as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the state of Texas and 247Sports listed him as the No. 110 overall prospect in Texas

2019 Grambling State National Signing Day List

Name

Position

Height

Weight

Hometown

Previous School

Cody Dillard

Defensive End

6-2

230

Allen, Texas

Tyler CC

Kash Foley

Wide Receiver

6-0

180

LaPlace, La.

Riverside HS

Jordan Ighofose

Offensive Lineman

6-3

315

Detroit, Mich.

Northeast Oklahoma CC

Kyle Jones-Sullivan

Offensive Lineman

6-2

275

Los Angeles, Calif.

Cathedral HS

Jaye Patrick

Tight End

6-6

245

Detroit, Mich.

College of the Desert

Toddrick Paul

Defensive End

6-4

235

Jeanerette, La.

Jeanerette HS

CJ Russell

Running Back

6-0

185

Arcadia, La.

Arcadia HS

William Savala

Defensive Back

6-1

190

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Carter HS

Marquez Tatum

Defensive End

6-4

265

Mobile, Ala.

LeFlore HS

Brendan Vaughn

Linebacker

6-1

225

Forney, Texas

Cisco CC

Kyree Wade-McLeod

Offensive Lineman

6-4

315

Philadelphia, Pa.

ASA CC

Calvin Watson Jr.

Defensive Back

5-11

180

Walker, La.

Walker HS

Damon Wilson

Linebacker

6-0

225

Shreveport, La.

Woodlawn HS

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