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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Rattler Football Announces #STRIKE19 Class
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 6) – Florida A&M University (FAMU) head football coach Willie Simmons officially unveiled the 2019 Signing Day class Wednesday afternoon, and was brimming with optimism about the potential of the crop of signees.

“With the new redshirt rules (which allow players to play up to four games and still redshirt), I think all of these players will be able to contribute right away,” Simmons said.

The signees roster release at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, was heavily weighted toward Tallahassee, Jacksonville, North and Central Florida, as well as South Georgia.

“One of the big criticisms of the program over the years was the lack of area recruiting,” Simmons explained. “If we are going to fill up Bragg Stadium every week, then we knew we needed to make local and area recruiting a major focus of our efforts.”

Overall, FAMU signed six players from Jacksonville, four from Tallahassee, three from South Georgia (Thomasville, Brooks County and Hampton), along with scattered others from Miami, Orlando and other locales.

“We feel very good about this class, and we were able to address some needs from adding depth, to getting bigger size wise, and adding team speed,” Simmons said.

On the offensive side, FAMU signed a quarterback, Cameron Sapp, a 6-3, 190-pounder from Jacksonville’s Lee High School. “Sapp is a winner. He led his team to a win over Ribault which went on to win the state title. His uncle played both quarterback and linebacker at Clemson, and we fell he can come in and compete,” Simmons said.

The Rattlers also addressed needs at receiver, signing three wideouts and two tight ends as of late Wednesday. He was particularly happy about the signing of Donovan Mobley of Tallahassee Leon High, and Chris Sanders of Jacksonville’s Bolles School.

FAMU also acquired three offensive linemen, two from South Georgia, along with JUCO transfer Jalen Spady, son of FAMU Assistant Head Coach James Spady.

The Rattlers also went in for defense, signing four lineman, two linebackers and five defensive backs.

Several signees carried either a two- or three-star designation, including two-star RB Terrell Jennings from Jacksonville’s Mandarin High, and three star defenders like LB Omari Fiffer from Jacksonville’s Edward White High; LB Moezies Telfort from Fort Lauderdale’s University NSU High; and DB Markquese Bell from Bridgeton, N.J. via Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

FAMU expects to sign up to eight (8) additional players over the next few days.


NAME                                                            POS       HT.        WT.       HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL

Cameron Sapp                                QB       6-3      190     Jacksonville, FL/Lee HS

Terrell Jennings                               RB       6-1      216     Jacksonville, FL/Mandarin

Angelo Gonzalez                             WR      6-3      185     Miami, FL/Coffeyville CC (KS)

Chris Sanders                                  WR      5-7      175     Jacksonville, FL/The Bolles School

Donovan Mobley                             WR      6-1      175     Tallahassee, FL/Leon

Kamari Young                                 TE       6-3      230     Tallahassee, FL/Godby

Kaloeb Parker                                  TE       6-5      215     Jacksonville, FL/Sandalwood

Tevin Rayford                                 OT       6-5      250     Thomasville, GA/Thomasville HS

Khamari Thompson                        OT       6-4      265     Hampton, GA/Dutchtown

Jalen Spady                                      OG      6-3      325     El Paso, TX/Glendale CC (AZ)

Jolan Gilley                                      DT       6-2      265     Tallahassee, FL/Florida High

Kamari Stephens                             DT       6-2      290     Jacksonville, FL/Sandalwood

Anthony “Ant” Daniels                   DT       6-1      250     Brooks County, GA/Brooks Co.

Omari Fiffer                                    LB        6-0      197     Jacksonville, FL/Ed White

Moezies Telfort                               LB        6-2      225     Ft Lauderdale, FL/University HS

Cortez Reid                                      DB       6-2      183     Rockledge, FL/Viera

Javan Morgan                                  DB       5-11    180     Tallahassee, FL/Florida High

Markquese Bell                               DB       6-3      194     Bridgeton, NJ/Coffeyville CC (KS)

Jahsimeon Campblin                     DB       6-0      175     Orlando, FL/Edgewater





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