TROY, AL (WSFA) - The Troy Trojans inked their best signing class back in December at the time of the early signing period. Wednesday, Chip Lindsey and his staff bolstered this already impressive class by adding some more impressive pieces.
“It’s been a whirlwind few weeks since our staff came on board and they did a tremendous job closing out this signing class,” said Troy head coach Chip Lindsey. “In addition to making sure that we added high character and high ability student-athletes today, we also visited all of the guys who signed in December to share our vision for Troy Football and get them locked in with this program. We’re excited about the future of Troy Football, and these young men are going to play major roles in solidifying Troy among the premier Group of Five programs in the country.”
On Wednesday, the Trojans inked five more players to bring their total number to 22 for the 2019 class. Two receivers, a defensive end, a cornerback, and a kicker highlight the positions.
Their names? Kaylon Geiger (WR), Jaden Warren (WR), Jack Martin (K), Javon Solomon (DE) and Reddy Steward (CB).
Geiger led all junior college receivers in receptions last season and finished second in receiving yards. Warren comes from Oneonta High School in north Alabama, and is ranked in the Top 60 athletes by ESPN.
Martin earned all-state honors at Northview High School out of Dothan and was ranked by 247Sports as the 16th-best kicker in the country.
Solomon racked up 19.5 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in his career at Godby High School in Florida. Steward is the 10th-highest ranked player to ever sign with Troy, according to 247Sports. He hails from Austin High School in Decatur, Alabama, and is a back-to-back first team all-state honoree.
This year marks the third straight year that Troy has climbed in the national recruiting class ranks. This year, the rank No. 79 on 247Sports' list.