MAC Football: Class of 2018 signees

This is a compilation of lists for all 12 Mid-American Conference football teams’ signing classes for 2018. The early signing period is behind us, but we still have February (and beyond) to look forward to.


Players listed in italics are junior college transfers.

Two asterisks (**) before the players’ names are shown to indicate that they will enroll to their respective universities in January.

Akron Zips

Total signees (early signees): 12 (12)

** Eric Bentley (@e_bent56) — defensive line; Akron, Ohio; St. Vincent-St. Mary

Gavin Blunt Jr. (@Blunt_Gavin22) — wide receiver; Aurora, Ohio; Aurora HS

Daishawn Brimage (@3shawn_3) —  receiver/safety; Akron, Ohio; East HS

** Reggie Corner Jr. (@CornerReggie) — safety; Canton, Ohio, McKinley

Ramon Fields (@RamonFields3) — defensive line; Akron, Ohio; East HS

Devanier Floyd (@Devanierfloyd) — running back; Akron, Ohio; East HS

Vincent Fonte (@vincentfonte) — offensive line; Copley Ohio; Copley HS

** Rich Hall (@_RichHall) — defensive back; Coconut Creek, Fla.; Coconut Creek HS

Logan Hawkins (@loganhawk66) — offensive/defensive lineman; Harrison City, PA; Penn-Trafford

Jalen Hooks (@Jalenhooks_) — wide receiver; Warren, Ohio; Warren G. Harding HS

R.J. Kelly (@rj_kelly18) — offensive line; Akron, Ohio; Archbishop Hoban HS

Ben Phillis (@benphillis30) — offensive line; Washington, Penn.; Trinity HS

** Keyondre White (@KeyondreWhite) — running back; Hollywood, Fla.; Charminade-Madonna HS

Ball State Cardinals

Total signees (early signees): 18 (18)

Joseph Boggs (@Jboggs2323) — offensive line; Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Reynoldsburg HS

Tye Evans (@TyeChristopher7) — wide receiver; Macedonia, Ohio; Nordonia HS

** Hank Hughes (@hankhughes) — quarterback; Dallas, Texas; Texas A&M

Emeka Jilani (@emzgunz) — offensive line; Indianapolis, Ind.; Indianapolis Lutheran HS

Thomas Lopez (@Tlopez732) — offensive line; Middletown, N.J.; ASA College (NY)

Luke Martin (@LukeMartin76) — offensive line; Fishers, Ind.; Fishers HS

Kyron Mims (@_therealmims) — defensive line; Baton Rouge, La.; Woodlawn HS

Caleb Murray (@CalebMurr52) — offensive line; Louisville, Ky.; Trinity HS

Wes Obermeier (@wesleyobermeier) — tight end; Fort Branch, Ind.; Gibson Southern HS

John Paddock (@John_Paddock5) — quarterback; Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills HS

Tyler Potts (@Red_Potts) — defensive back; Pickerington, Ohio; Pickerington North HS

Jack Sape (@SapeJack) — defensive end; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills HS

Dantavian Stevens (@dt_stevens) — wide receiver/cornerback; Augusta, Ga.; Academy of Richmond County HS

Jaylen Turner (@jaylen_ballhard) — offensive line; Indianapolis, Ind.; Arsenal Tech HS

Jaylen Turner (@jaylen_ballhard) — offensive line; Indianapolis, Ind.; Arsenal Tech HS

Davion Tyson (@davion_tyson) — defensive end; Delphos, Ohio; Jefferson HS

Amechi Uzodinma II (@Ajayyy333) — wide receiver; Orlando, Fla.; University HS

** Ray Wilborn (@14XIV__) — linebacker; Sexton, Mich.; Garden City CC

Bowling Green Falcons

Total signees (early signees): 18 (18)

Caleb Biggers (@BiggsWorld5) — safety/wide receiver; Baltimore, Md.; Calvert Hall College HS

Jevon Henderson (@jevon220) — defensive line; Centerville, Ohio; Centerville HS

Deandre Fitz-Henley (@WhosThatNumber1) — linebacker; Clearwater, Fla.; Clearwater Central Catholic HS

Rico Frye (@ricofrye18) — running back; Cartersville, Ga.; Cartersville HS

James Harris Jr. (@_JamesHarrisJr) — cornerback; Pompano Beach, Fla.; Blanche Ely HS

Antwuan Johnson (@Antwuan21) — linebacker; Dayton, Ohio; Wayne HS

James Lachey (@Jlachey23) — defensive end; Columbus, Ohio; Grandview Heights HS

Cooper Lee (@Cooper_lee11) — punter; Desoto, Kan.; Coffeyville CC

Noah Massey (@NoahMassey15) — wide receiver; Houston, Texas; Westfield HS

Joe Maxwell (@joe_maxwell48) —offensive line; Florence, Ala.; Florence HS

John O’Brian (N/A) — offensive line; Charlotte, Mich.; Charlotte HS

Julian Ortega-Jones (@julianjones0315) — wide receiver; Fort Worth, Texas; North Crowley HS

Brad Papez (@bpapez) — offensive line; Wentzville, Mo. Timberland HS

Jake Papez (@PapezJake) — tight end; Wentzville, Mo.; Timberland HS

Brandon Perce (@PERCE_5) — linebacker; Rochester, Minn.; Rochester CC

Devin Ruffin Jr. (@Devooo___8) — linebacker; St. Louis, Mo.; Lutheran North HS

Onyx Smith (@OnyxSmith13) — wide receiver; Cibolo, Tex.; Steele HS

** Bryce Veasley (@bry0e) — quarterback; West Bloomfield, Mich.; West Bloomfield HS

Buffalo Bulls

Total signees (early signees): 14 (14)

** Cole Burniston (N/A) — tight end; Grimsby, Ontario; Canisus HS

Dan Fedor (@Dan_Fedor99) — offensive line; Elmira, N.Y.; Elmira HS

** De’Shondrick “Dee” Foxworth (@mooseee_7) — defensive tackle; Columbia, Mo.; Jones County CC

Cory Gross Jr. (@CoryThe0ne) — defensive back; Brockport, N.Y.; Brockport HS

Tyler Leroux (@tylerleroux77) — offensive line; Gates Mills, Ohio; Gilmour Academy HS

Dylan McDuffie (@dylanmcduffie_) — running back; Buffalo, N.Y.; Sweet Home HS

** Max Michel (N/A) — linebacker; Elizabeth, N.J.; Elizabeth HS

Matt Myers (@MattMyers_10) — quarterback; Buffalo, N.Y.; Bishop Timon-St. Jude HS

Mike Novitsky (@MikeNovits32) — tight end; Victor, N.Y.; Victor HS

** James Patterson (@justjamess8) — linebacker; Glendale, Md.; St. Vincent Pallotti HS

** Jaret Patterson (@Justdat_kiddd) — running back; Glendale, Md.; St. Vincent Pallotti HS

LeMaro Smith Jr. (@ljswish4) — wide receiver; Cleveland, Ohio; Cleveland Heights HS

** Atunaisa Vainikolo (@naisa_vainikolo) — defensive end; Kihei, Hawaii; Mt. San Antonio College

Eddie Wilson (@_HECTOR56) — defensive tackle; Jersey City, N.J.; Milford Academy

Central Michigan Chippewas

Total signees (early signees): 16 (16)

Montrae Braswell (@Montrae_18) — cornerback; Avon Park, Fla.; Avon Park HS

Tico Brown (@Ticobrown59) — defensive line; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Homestead HS

Braeden Childress (@Brae_Chil33) — tight end; Big Rapids, Mich.; Big Rapids HS

Jonathan Clark (@kingclark27) — running back; Paramus, N.J.; Paramus Catholic HS

Carlton Cleophat (@Ritz_Carlton42) — linebacker; Pompano Beach Fla.; Blanche Ely HS

Nolan Eike (@EikeNolan) — offensive line; Bavita, Ill.; Bavita HS

Tyden Ferris (@TydenFerris) — offensive line; Delton, Mich.; Kellogg-Delton HS

Cory Gildersleeve Jr. (@CJGildersleeve) — linebacker; Saline, Mich.; Saline HS

Randall Harris (@RandallHarris7) — defensive back; Walled Lake, Mich.; Walled Lake Western HS

LaQuan Johnson (@LaQuanJohnson13) — defensive end; Burlton, Mich.; Bendle HS

Kobe Lewis (@lowkeystriker) — defensive back; Americus, Ga.; Americus-Sumter HS

Keonta Nixon (@Keonta_18) — wide receiver; Roselle, Ill.; Lake Park HS

George Pearson (@Lc5Lc) — quarterback; New Monmouth, N.J.; Mater Dei Prep HS

** Kalil Pimpleton (@NoDoubt231) — wide receiver; Muskegon, Mich.; Virginia Tech

Tyrone Scott (@TyrongeS) — wide receiver; Savannah, Ga.; Jenkins HS

NeVen Simington (@NevenSimington) — linebacker; Saginaw, Mich.; Saginaw HS

Romello Tarver (@KingTarver__) — defensive end; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Oxbridge Academy HS

Eastern Michigan Eagles

Total signees (early signees): 16 (16)

Kobie Beltram (@KobieBeltram__) — linebacker; Antioch, Calif.; City College of San Francisco

Robert Daniel Jr. (@WatchChannel_2) — safety; Oak Park, Mich.; Oak Park HS

Brian Dooley (@Dooley18Brian) — offensive line; Toledo, Ohio; St. John’s Jesuit HS

Dylan Drummond (@Dyland_Drummond9) — wide receiver; Cleveland, Ohio; Cuyahoga Heights HS

Mike Haney (@xxhaneyxx13) — defensive end; Maumee, Ohio; Maumee HS

Aaron Jackson (@Aaron10Jackson) — quarterback, Detroit, Mich.; Cass Tech HS

Marcellus Johnson (@marcellus3006) — offensive line; Normal, Ill.; Normal Community HS

Line Latu (@JLatu11) — wide receiver; San Mateo, Calif.; College of San Mateo

Tyrone Neal (@teemonaayy) — linebacker; Chicago, Ill.; Fort Scott CC

Thomas Odukoya (@ThomasO_) — tight end; Coalinga, Calif.; Garden City CC

Turan Rush (@304TuranRush) — defensive line; Charleston, W.V.; Antelope Valley College

Shawn Simeon (@simeon_shawn) — defensive end; Miami, Fla.; Coffeyville CC

Timarcus Simpson (@timarcussimpson) — defensive back; Tampa, Fla.; Sickles HS

Carter Stagner (@CoStagner) — defensive end; Birmingham, Mich.; Seaholm HS

Isaiah Watson (@zaymatters) — cornerback; Baltimore, Md.; Calvert Hall College HS

EJ Williams (@_Jayzeus) — safety; Indianapolis, Ind.; Pike HS

Kent State Golden Flashes

Total signees (early signees): 3 (3)

Craig Elmore (@CraigElmore_25) — running back; Chicago, Ill.; Phillips HS

Ishmael Robinson (@ishmael_711) — linebacker; Washington D.C.; Woodson HS

Javaughn Williams (@8jayyb) — wide receiver; Cleveland, Ohio; John Hays

Miami RedHawks

Total signees (early signees): 13 (13)

Cam Blakely (@cblakely_8) — wide receiver; Knoxville, Tenn.; Knoxville Catholic HS

Kamron Butler (@Kameronbutler24) — defensive end; Park Hills, Ky.; Covington Catholic HS

Bennett Clark (@bwclark99) — offensive line; Zionsville, Ind.; Zionsville HS

Dallas Fields (@dallasfields413) — linebacker; Toledo, Ohio; Central Catholic HS

Will Kellison (@willkellison44) — defensive end; Indianapolis, Ind.; Bishop Chatard

Ja’don Rucker-Furlow (@JadonF_) — cornerback; Dayton, Ohio; Bellmont HS

AJ Mayer (@ajm36640) — quarterback; Park Hills, Ky.; Covington Catholic HS

Zedrick Raymond (@BogZedd) — defensive back; Mobile, Ala.; Independence CC

Isaiah Schoonmaker (@ISchoonmaker) — linebacker; Washington, Pa.; Washington HS

Tyre Shelton (@tyreshelton) — running back; Douglasville, Ga.; Chapel Hill HS

Cecil Singleton (@CjLte) — defensive back; Cincinnati, Ohio; Princeton HS

Andrew Todd (@Andrew_Todd4) — offensive line; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Washington HS

Blake Underwood (@blakeunderwoo15) — defensive back; East Lansing, Mich.; East Lansing HS

Northern Illinois Huskies

Total signees (early signees): 24 (24)

Joseph Bonds (@Top_Prospect13) — linebacker; Chicago, Ill.; De La Salle Institute HS

Amir Brummett (@abrummettfor3) — wide receiver; Decatur, Ill.; MacArthur HS

Marques Cox (@MonsterMarq) — offensive line; Peoria, Ill.; Peoria HS

Mike DeHaan (@mikedehaan44) — defensive end; Tinley Park, Ill.; Andrew HS

Erick Doke (@Erickdoke23) — running back; Kenoshwa, Wis.; Bradford HS

Jeffery Griffin (@CampaignJefe) — offensive line; Flossmoor, Ill.; Homewood-Flossmoor HS

Justin Hall (@GoCrazy_22) — defensive back; Flossmoor, Ill.; Homewood-Flossmoor HS

Devin Haney (@DevinHaney_15) — defensive back; Kansas City, Mo.; Park Hill HS

JD Harris (@asvpjd1) — cornerback; Columbus, Ind.; Columbus North HS

Cortez Hogans (@CortezHogans) — linebacker; Palatine, Ill.; Palatine HS

Reggie Jennings (@JenningsReggie) — linebacker; Brookfield, Wis.; Brookfield HS

Fotis Kokosioulis (@fotiskoko1) — wide receiver; Park Ridge, Ill.; Maine South HS

Zhamaine March (@zhvmv_ne) — defensive back; Detroit, Mich.; East English Prep HS

Jyran Mitchell (@JyranM) — wide receiver; Olympia Fields, Ill.; Rich Central HS

Queneil Morrison (@morrique000) — defensive line; Chicago, Ill.; Phillips Academy HS

Kewan Parker (@_era11) — linebacker; Miami, Fla.; Carol City HS

Leon Payne (@royalxiii_) — wide receiver; Chicago, Ill.; Simeon Academy HS

C.J. Perez (@wankey_biscuits) — offensive line; Shawnee, Kan.; Butler CC

Nolan Potter (@Nolan_Potter2) — offensive line; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Washington HS

John Richardson (N/A) — kicker; Oak Lawn, Ill.; Brother Rice HS

Charles Robinson (@Chuka_Tron) — wide receiver; Aurora, Ill.; Waubonsie Valley HS

Antwain Walker (@antwainwalker2) — cornerback; Oswego, Ill.; Oswego East HS

Caleb Wright (@CalebWright1910) — defensive end; Brookfield, Wis.; Brookfield East HS

Jiya Wright (Jiya_football18) — quarterback; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Homestead HS

Ohio Bobcats

Total signees (early signees): 19 (19)

O’Shaan Allison (@OshaanAllison) — running back; Malvern, Penn.; Malvern Prep HS

Antrez Baker (@antrez_baker) — defensive end; Brownsburg, Ind.; Brownsburg HS

Cole Baker (@colebaker52) — defensive lineman; Birmingham, Ala.; East Mississippi CC

Justin Birchette (@NoFlyZone_Jus) — cornerback; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Dwyer HS

Zach Burks (@zach_burksss) — defensive tackle; Olathe, Kan.; Coffeyville CC

Alec Burton (@AlecBurton23) — tight end; Danville, Ind.; Danville HS

Jamison Collier (@1jamisoncollier) — defensive back; Snellville, Ga.; Brookwood HS

Kurt Danneker (@kdannek) — offensive line; Williamsport, Pa.; Williamsport Area HS

Patrick Gilliland (@BigpapaPg) — offensive line; Columbus, Ohio; Bishop Hartely HS

John Gregory (@John_H_Gregory) — defensive back; Fort Mill, S. Car.; Indian Land HS

Darfnell Gouin (@DarnellGouin10) — wide receiver; Fort Myers, Fla.; South Fort Myers HS

Shane Hooks (@shanehooks6) —  wide receiver; Orlando, Florida; Olympia HS

Bryce Houston (@BryceHouston42) — linebacker; Lewis Center, Ohio; Olentangy Orange HS

Kyle McCracken (@Tiger_K54) — defensive line; Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Cleveland Heights HS

Jack McCrory (@jackmccrory22) — linebacker; Springfield, Ohio; Shawnee HS

Joe Mischler (@joemischler11) — quarterback; Erie, Penn.; Cathedral Prep HS

Bryce Ramer (@Bryce_Ramer1) — offensive line; Beaver, Penn.; Beaver Area HS

Bryce Stai (@StaiBryce) — defensive end; Firth, Neb.; Norris HS

Keye Thompson (@The_kt21) — linebacker; Barberton, Ohio; Barberton HS

Toledo Rockets

Total signees (early signees): 18 (18)

Sam Baker (@Sammy_King77) — offensive line; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Admiral Farragut HS

Nate Bauer (@BauerNate5) — wide receiver; Akron, Ohio; Archbishop Hoban HS

Carter Bradley (@carterbradley10) — quarterback; Jacksonville, Fla.; Providence HS

Daniel Bolden (@dbold7) — linebacker; Cincinnati, Ohio; Colerain HS

Nick Carey (@NCarey2018) — offensive line; Novi, Mich; Detroit Catholic Central HS

Jalin Cooper (@jalin_cooper) — wide receiver; Medina, N.Y.; Medina-Webber HS

Lavel Dumont (@lavel_d5) — offensive line; Tampa, Fla.; Wharton HS

Conor Head (@ConorHead) — offensive line; Richfield, Ohio; Revere HS

Jamal Hines (@jamal_hines) — defensive end; Cincinnati, Ohio; Princeton HS

Jake Hudson (@Jake_hudson99) — defensive end; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Tesoro HS, Saddleback CC

Desjuan Johnson (@DesjuanJ) — defensive end; Detroit, Mich.; East Village Prep HS

Dyontae Johnson (@kvng_taexx) — linebacker; Detroit, Mich.; Cass Tech HS

Tyler Long (@tylerlong62) — offensive line; Holland, Ohio; Springfield HS

Alex Morgan (@AlexMo234) — tight end; Pickerington, Ohio; Pickerington Central HS

C.J. Nossaman (@CjNossaman) — long snapper; Powell, Ohio; Olentangy Liberty HS

Devan Rogers (@devanrogers56) — defensive line; Sidney, Ohio; Sidney HS

Caleb Sutherland (@sutherland_c18) — defensive back; Seffner, Fla.; Armwood HS

Terrance Taylor (@trey_knows42) — defensive end; Chicago, Ill.; Phillips HS

Cross Wilkinson (@crosswilk) — quarterback; Wheeling, W.V.; Wheeling Park HS

Western Michigan Broncos

Total signees (early signees): 20 (20)

Zaire Barnes (@zaire_barnes) — defensive back; Mundelein, Ind.; Carmel Catholic HS

Chase Brown (@chase_brown6) — running back; Bradenton, Fla.; St. Stephen’s Episcopal HS

Ronnie Buford (@vaatto) — defensive end; Chelsea, Mich.; Chelsea HS

DaShon Bussell (@dashon_bussell) — wide receiver; Knoxville, Tenn.; Knoxville Catholic HS

Kmare Carey (@marrhoops) — defensive back; Belleville, Mich.; Belleville HS

Andre Carter (Anddre_90) — defensive end; Detroit, Mich.; Cass Tech HS

Kaleb Eleby (@Kaleb_2fresh) — quarterback; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Pattonville HS

Braden Fiske (@bradenfiske55) — defensive end; Michigan City, Ind.; Michigan City HS

Austin France (@AustinFrance11) — linebacker; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Snider HS

Austin France (@AustinFrance11) — linebacker; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Snider HS

Kenih Lovely (@NoFlyZone_nih) — cornerback; Boynton Beach, Fla.; Atlantic HS

Patrick Lupro (@patricklupro) — cornerback; Belleville, Mich.; Belleville HS

Will McCabe (@willmccabe22) — defensive end; Palatine, Ill.; Fremd HS

Nick Mihalic (@NickNickm19) — punter; Skokie, Ill.; Niles North HS

Lee Payton (@Lee19payton) — tight end; River Rouge, Mich.; River Rouge HS

Antwan “A.J.” Reed (@antwan_reed) — offensive line; Muskegon, Mich.; Muskegon HS

Jayden Reed (@JaydenReed5) — wide receiver; Aurora, Ill.; Metea Valley HS

Ryan Selig (@ryanselig_) — linebacker; Lake Villa, Ill.; Lakes Community HS

Matthew Stuckey (@MatthewStuckeyy) — linebacker; Olympia Fields, Ill.; Rich Central HS

Anthony Torres (@a_torres1299) — tight end; Mishawaka, Ind.; Penn HS

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