2010 Alabama State University signing class

MONTGOMERY, AL. – The Alabama State University football program signed 25 players Wednesday to national letters-of-intent to play for the Hornets this fall.

"This is always an exciting time of year," said ASU head coach Reggie Barlow. "We feel like we've signed a very solid class of players that will not only provide us depth but also produce some impact performers for our program. With this class, we were focused on adding some depth on both the offensive and defensive lines and we feel like we accomplished that goal. We also were looking to bring in some size at wide receiver and we did that too. Overall, I feel like the staff did a great job of finding players to fit our schemes and our needs."

The incoming 2010 class features 14 players on the offense and nine defensive players. In addition, all but one of the players in this year's class comes from the high school ranks. James McIver joins the Hornets after playing at the College of the Sequoias.

ASU signed five wide receivers including a pair of players listed at 6-3 or taller. With the loss of three starting offensive linemen from the 2009 roster, the Hornets were also able to reload along the frontline signing five prospects in this class including four players listed at 300 pounds or more.

Of the nine additions on defense, five of the players were listed as defensive linemen.

This year's class featured nine in-state players with three hailing from the River Region including Cornelius Fenderson (Prattville), Charlie Long (Millbrook) and Montgomery product London Pitts IV (GW Carver High School).

The following is the list of players that signed with Alabama State University:

2010 Alabama State University Football Signees:

Name                               Pos          Ht          Wt             Hometown

Derrick Billups                   DT          6-2         310            Carrollton, Ala.

Jaron Bush                        DL          6-1         300            Mobile, Ala.

Andrew Dougherty           WR         6-1         185            Blue Springs, Mo.

Cornelius Fenderson        WR         6-3         175            Prattville, Ala.

Charston Gandy               RB          6-2         195            Bay Minette, Ala.

Chris Gilzeane                  LB           6-0         230            Stone Mountain, Ga.

Chad Griffin                      TE           6-2         250            New Orleans, La.

Carlton Jones                   DE          6-3         230            Shreveport, La.

Julius Jones                      WR         6-4         190            Athens, Ala.

Charlie Long                     DE          6-0         230            Millbrook, Ala.

Jordan McFadden             WR/PR      5-8         160            Gainesville, Fla.

James McIver                    OL          6-5         320            Atlanta, Ga.

Quendarius McKibbons     RB         5-10        195            Jackson, Ga.

Trei Mitchell                      OL          6-3         300            Baton Rouge, La.

London Pitts IV                CB          5-9         165            Montgomery, Ala.

Kenneth Preston              OL          6-4         300            Villa Rica, Ga.

Demetric Price                  QB          6-3         195            Birmingham, Ala.

Jamarius Ragland             LB         5-10        210            Englewood, Tenn.

Dominique Roberts          WR         6-1         200            Ormond Beach, Fla.

Khalid Smith                     DB          6-0         185            Jacksonville, Fla.

Terrence Swift                  OL          6-5         315            Birmingham, Ala.

Kyle Tippins                      RB          6-1         200            Conyers, Ga.

Marcel Walden                 OL          6-3         290            Alcoa, Tenn.

Doral Willis                       DT          6-0         295            Pahokee, Fla.

Deion Woods                  QB          6-0         215            Memphis, Tenn.