UNA Adds 27 Football Signees

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Florence, Ala. – The University of North Alabama football program signed 27 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday as the Lions added 20 high school signees and seven transfers from two-year schools. UNA head football coach Bobby Wallace said he was excited about the signing class and said the Lions made significant gains on the defensive line, at cornerback and at receiver.

UNA also added three transfers who enrolled at UNA prior to the Spring semester.

“It’s an exciting time of year,” Wallace said. “It’s just like the start of a new season. Everyone is excited andhas a lot of anticipation and we feel really good about our signing class.”

After signing 41 freshmen on signing day a year ago, Wallace said the Lions went a little bit heavier than normal with transfers this year since there is only one player left in the program from the school’s 2010 signing class, prior to his arrival at UNA. “We’ve got a lot of good players on the team, but the transfers should help strengthen us a little bit.”

Wallace said he was particularly pleased to have been able to add a number of local signees, getting 17 student-athletes from within a 100-mile radius of the school.

“We definitely helped ourselves on the defensive line and at cornerback,” said Wallace. “The players we have added will be a big boost for us in those areas, and we added some help at outside receiver with three signees at 6-foot-1 or taller.”



Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown High School

Tyler Boyd ATH 5-9 165 FR Russellville, Ala. Russellville

Laurence Carmichael OL 6-2 280 FR Florence, Ala. Florence

Bud Coleman LB 5-11 210 FR Russellville, Ala. Russellville

Tevin Cook WR 6-3 195 FR Roanoke, Ala. Handley

Jess Cooper OL 6-4 300 FR Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tuscaloosa County

Logan Ezzell LB 6-3 205 FR Russellville, Ala. Russellville

Levi Fell CB 5-11 160 FR Muscle Shoals, Ala. Muscle Shoals

Jordan Gist DB 5-10 180 FR Russellville, Ala. Russellville

Shaquan Glass DT 6-1 295 FR Roanoke, Ala. Handley

Dre Hall WR 6-1 180 FR Columbia, Tenn. Columbia Central

Adam Harvey P 6-0 200 FR Athens, Ala. Athens

Rodney Held LB 6-0 205 FR Hazel Green, Ala. Hazel Green

Trae Kyles ATH 5-11 180 FR Roanoke, Ala. Handley

Philbert Martial DB 5-10 175 FR Mobile, Ala. McGill-Toolen

Tobias Payne TE 6-4 240 FR Decatur, Ala. Austin

Brian Puckett TE/DE 6-3 250 FR Rogersville, Ala. Lauderdale County

Freddie Reed DL 6-0 265 FR West Point, Miss. West Point

Fred Rich LB 6-2 190 FR Tanner, Ala. Tanner

Tyler Smith DL 5-10 255 FR Rogersville, Ala. Lauderdale County 

Kai Thomas ATH 5-10 170 FR Dora, Ala. Dora




Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown Previous School

Justin Booth OL 6-1 340 JR Taylorsville, Miss. Taylorsville High School

Jones (Miss.) Community College

Marino Daggan CB 5-11 180 JR Bassfield, Miss. Bassfield High School

Pearl River (Miss.) Community College

Quad Freeman LB 6-1 230 JR Saltillo, Miss. Saltillo High School

Itawamba (Miss.) Community Colege

Korey Jones WR 6-1 185 SO Loganville, Ga. Grayson High School

Southwest Miss. Community College

Jonathan Robertson DL 6-4 275 SO Cullman, Ala. Cullman High School

Troy University

Shaquille Smith DL 6-2 265 JR Jackson, Miss. Lanier High School

Jones (Miss.) Community College

J.R. White LB 6-0 240 JR Tuscumbia, Ala. Deshler High School

Northeast Miss. Community College




Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown Previous School

Terrance Hayward DB 6-1 175 JR Carson City, Calif. Culver City High School

Washington State University

Willie Bland DE 6-7 265 SO Cincinnati, Ohio Withrow International High School

Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College

John Lattimore DE 6-4 270 SR Lexington, N.C. Lexington Senior High School

Ventura (Calif.) Community College 

East Carolina University

Courtesy UNA Media Relations