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PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville football team has landed a signing class that features 66 players. UPIKE introduced the incoming student-athletes at a ceremony on campus Wednesday in the Hoops Athletics Facility.

The National Signing Day event saw the Bears unveil 43 high-school signees, 20 mid-year signees and the return of three players who had left the program.

Coach Dudley Hilton, who is entering his third season as head coach of the Bears, was proud of the class and what it represents. “Our staff has not stopped working on this recruiting class and I think it has been proven today,” he said. “We’re very happy with the players we’ve been able to bring in here and those who will be joining us at the University of Pikeville.

“It’s a great day for us.”

Included in the list are six transfers from NCAA Div. I schools. They are: Nu’keese Richardson, a wide receiver from the University of Tennessee; Jatavious Miller, a linebacker from West Virginia University and Hampton University; Morgan Alexander, a running back from North Carolina State and quarterback Dominique Blackmon, linebacker Jeremiah Walters and safety Joshua Walters, all from the University of Idaho.

Coach Allan Holland Jr., associate head coach and offensive coordinator, said the work isn’t over. “We aren’t finished yet,” he said. “There’s a lot of talent out there and we will continue working to fill our needs. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished as a staff, but we know there’s more work to do.”

Betsy Layne High School wide receiver/defensive back Josh Salisbury was among the signees for the Pikeville football team.

The entire recruiting class is listed below, broken down into the three categories. A breakdown of the class follows.

2013 UPIKE Signing Class

Jeff Adams, Bryan Station High School, OL, 6-3, 295

David Allen, Harlan High School, WR/DB, 6-3, 175

Zack Avina, Phelps High School, LB/RB, 6-1, 210

George Bowen, Woodford County High School, QB, 6-3, 175

Brody Brown, Concord High School (Ind.), OL, 6-3, 289

Chris Campbell, Columbia High School (Ga.), DB, 5-9, 165

Rudolph Campbell, Columbia High School (Ga.), OLB, 6-2, 215

Jamez Chenault, Madison Central High School, RB/FB, 5-10, 210

Lamondray Clemons, St. Xavier High School, CB, 5-11, 165

Tyler Cowgell, Fairdale High School, WR/DB, 6-1, 175

Gage Daniels, Spencer County High School, OL, 6-4, 240

Tyler Green, Bell County High School, WR/DB, 5-10, 165

LiJames Hardeman, Newton High School (Ga.), RB, 6-0, 200

Kenyon Hipps, Bryan Station High School, WR, 6-1, 180

Jarren Holts, Woodford County High School, RB/DB, 5’11, 185

Jayron Johnson, Bryan Station High School, DE, 5-11, 235

Julian Johnson, White Knoll High School (Ga.), DL, 6-2, 255

Harry Jones, Miami Killian High School (Fla.), RB, 5-7, 165

Roger Land, Chester High School S.C., OT, 6-3, 250

Ricky Martin, Cooper High school, DB, 5-8, 155

Jordan Mattingly, Male High School, DL, 6-2, 225

Greg Maupin, Franklin County High School, WR, 5-10, 185

Chiquan McCallie, Western High School, DL, 6-2, 250

Montay McCrury, Western High School, DB, 6-2, 210

Teantre Mcgee, Frankfort High School, RB, 5-8, 170

Casey Mclean, Western Hills High School, RB, 5-9, 210

Blake Medley, Dunbar High School, TE, 6-3, 240

DeAntre Minter, Chester High School S.C., DT, 6-3, 310

Jason Mitchell, South Laurel High School, WR, 6-0, 175

Michael Moaga, Lafayette High School, OL, 6-3, 295

Romon Morris, Ballard High School, DB, 5-11, 155

Jacoby Ramsey, Brainerd High School (Tenn.), ATH, 5-10, 188

Dujuan Rouson, Western High School, DL, 6-3, 245

Josh Salisbury, Betsy Layne High School, WR/DB 5’9 175

Austin Schaser, South Laurel High School, LB, 6-3, 230

Hunter Stocker, Madison Central High School, QB, 6-3, 205

Travis Taylor, Columbia High School (Ga.), WR, 6-0, 170

Rasheed Virgin, Miami Killian High School (Fla.), LB 5’10 190

Trevon Washington, Frankfort High School, DL, 6-3, 195

Devin Watson, Jeffersontown High School, LB, 6-2, 235

Tremaine Williams, Jeffersontown High School, WR, 6-1, 180

Devonte Yelder, Central High School, WR, 6-4, 215

Eric Young, Harlan High School, P/WR, 5-11, 170

Mid-Year Signees

Morgan Alexander, RB, Cartersville, Ga., Chattahoochee Technical College/NC State, 5-10, 175

Darren Anderson, LB, Galax, Va., Grayson County High School, 5-9, 225

Dominique Blackmon, QB, Carson, Calif., University of Idaho, 6-5, 260

Tavious Bridges, OL, Belle Glade, Fla., Glades Central HS, 6-2, 328

Frank Brown, RB, Ridgecrest, Calif., Antelope Valley College, 6-0, 220

Jordan Dabney, WR, Manteca, Calif. Modesto JC, 6-0, 175

DeQuantus Weaver, RB, Frankfort, Kentucky State, 5-11, 190

Bradley Dorsey, NG, Morton, Miss. East Central CC, 6-6, 410

Zachary Douglas, LB, Clintwood, Va., Clintwood HS, 6-0, 190

Fred Grinstead WR Louisville, Doss High School, 5-8, 160

Jamal Hunte, LB, Conyers, Ga., Chattahoochee Tech, 6-1, 205

Austin Johnson, DL, Chesapeake, Va., Grassfield High School, 6-1, 273

Jamon Langford, WR, Newnan, Ga., Atlanta Prep, 6-4, 217

Niquay Mack, WR, Marietta, Ga., Marietta High School, 5-9, 165

Jatavious Miller, LB, Pahokee, Fla., West Virginia University/Hampton University, 6-0, 215

Robert Oates III, LB, Louisville, Iroquois High School, 6-1, 240

Nu’keese Richardson, WR, Pahokee, Fla., University of Tennessee, 5-10, 160

Travion Sims SS Cincinnati, Ohio, North College Hill High School, 6-2, 210

Jeremiah Walters, LB, Manteca, Calif., University of Idaho, 6-3, 245

Joshua Walters, SS, Manteca, Calif., University of Idaho/Modesto JC, 6-1, 205

Returning back to program

Mikio Bryan, DB, Fontana, Calif., Chaffey College, 5-8, 150

Larry West, DB, Huntington, W.Va., Lawrence County HS, 6-0, 170

Michael Norton, DB, Lakeland, Tenn., Bolton High School, 5-10, 170

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