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.