MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama State Hornets football program announced the signing of 29 future Hornets Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.
“This is an amazing class, it represents the philosophy that we have about hometown and four hours away. The caliber of talent that we have, the guys that have decided to stay home and play football; we look forward to them branding our university,” said Alabama State head football coach Donald Hill-Eley.
Of the 29 total signees from Wednesday, 22 are high school seniors with the other seven being transfers. 15 will fill out the offensive side of the ball and 14 the defensive side.
Eley was able to ink six high schoolers from Montgomery and the surrounding areas: Jonathan Fells (Carroll-Ozark), Jacory Merritt (Sidney Lanier), Jake Howard (Prattville), Robert Alston (Linden), Colton Adams (Wetumpka), and Tifton Dobbs (Lanett). Eley was also able to land transfers from the Montgomery area in Jahod Booker (Memphis) and La’Dedric Jackson (Tulane). Booker attended Park Crossing High School and Jackson attended Sidney Lanier.
The Hornets’ biggest signee arguably was Fells, who had multiple offers from Power 5 schools including Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Florida State.
ASU also signed one person during the early signing period in December to bring their 2019 recruiting class to a total of 30 signees.