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Faulkner signs 16, waits for more

Faulkner head football coach Gregg Baker was pleased with the 16 student-athletes the Eagles signed to football scholarships on Wednesday. It's a good class that could be getting even better in the next couple of weeks. 

"Before it's over with, we feel like the guys we'll bring in before the fall will not only make us better on the field but will represent our university in a positive manner, both academically and athletically," Baker said. "We still have a lot of offers out there that we'll follow closely up on after the DI signings today. We expect some great things soon." 

One of the top signees, according to Baker, is running back Darius Bates out of Garland High School in Garland, Texas. The 5-8, 160-pound speedster is expected to step in and compete for playing time immediately. 

"Darius is elusive and fast," Baker said. "And despite his size, he's thick. I believe we'll be counting on him this fall." 

Faulkner will have holes to fill on the defensive line, and Baker thinks the situation has been addressed with the early signees. Matt Enyart is a 6-4, 237-pound transfer from the College of the Siskiyous in California and could play a big part in the rebuilding up front, Baker says. 

"We think Matt is ready to play right now," said Baker, who also believes that 5-11, 215-pounder Taylor Bone, who comes to Faulkner from Morgan Academy in Selma, could contribute early. 

Baker also believes that strong safety Antjuan Curry, a transfer from Hartnell College in California, will make his presence felt early. The 6-0, 210-pounder is originally from Mobile. 

"This guy is a destroyer, I'm telling you," he said. "He will flat out come and get you."


2010 FAULKNER FOOTBALL SIGNEES

 

FIRST 

LAST

HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE

HOMETOWN

STATE

HT

WT

POS.

ORRY

AGERTON

BALDWIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

BAY MINETTE

AL

6'2

190

WR

DARIUS

BATES

GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

GARLAND

TX

5'8

160

RB

TAYLOR

BONE

MORGAN ACADEMY

SELMA

AL

5'11

215

DL

JOHN

COBY

BOAZ HIGH SCHOOL

BOAZ

AL

6'3

275

OL

JEREMY

COX

BESSEMER ACADEMY

BIRMINGHAM

AL

5'11

200

RB

ANTJUAN

CURRY

HARTNELL COLLEGE

MOBILE

AL

6'0

210

DB

J.J.

DUARTE

MILLSAPS COLLEGE

ONEONTA

AL

6'3

295

OL

MATT

ENYART

COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS

CHICO

CA

6'4

237

DL

JORDAN

GRANTHAM

LOWNDES ACADEMY

LOWNDESBORO

AL

5'11

245

DS/OL

KRISTEN

KILPATRICK

LOWNDES ACADEMY

MONTGOMERY

AL

6'4

200

DE

COREY

LAMAR

JEFF DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL

MONTGOMERY

AL

5'9

170

DB

ADRIAN

NEAL

GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

GARLAND

TX

5'9

160

RB

BRANDON

PATE

LOWNDES ACADEMY

MONTGOMERY

AL

5'10

175

DB

ELLIS

PATTERSON

MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL

MOBILE

AL

6'0

190

LB

DIMITRI

SMITH

LONG BEACH HIGH SCHOOL

LONG BEACH

MS

5'8

160

WR

ZACH

TRIBBLE

HARDING UNIVERSITY

SEARCY

AK

6'0

200

QB

 

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