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.

NOTES:

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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