published Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Mocs signing class going as expected

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Article: Mocs signing class going as expected


*Tyler Bray QB 6-6, 180, 4 stars Kingsburg, Calif.

John Brown DT 6-2, 285, 4 stars Lakeland, Fla. (juco)

Dave Clark DB 6-2, 190, 4 stars Baton Rouge, La. (juco)

J.C. Copeland DT 6-2, 260, 4 stars LaGrange, Ga.

Raiques Crump LB 6-1, 210, 2 stars Adamsville, Ala.

Marcques Dixon DB 5-10, 182, 3 stars Decatur, Ga.

*Channing Fugate FB 6-2, 230, 3 stars Jackson, Ky.

Zach Fulton OL 6-4, 306, 3 stars Homewood, Ill.

Justin Hunter WR 6-4, 172, 4 stars Virginia Beach, Va.

Martaze Jackson DE 6-2, 202, 3 stars Demopolis, Ala.

*Ja'Wuan James OL 6-6, 293, 4 stars Suwanee, Ga.

Eddrick Loften DB 5-10, 195, 4 stars Irving, Texas

*Ted Meline WR 6-3, 170, 4 stars Miami

*Corey Miller DE 6-4, 230, 4 stars Duncan, S.C.

*Matt Milton WR 6-6, 190, 4 stars Mascoutah, Ill.

Nash Nance QB 6-3, 205, 2 stars Calhoun, Ga.

Rajion Neal RB 5-10, 215, 4 stars Tyrone, Ga.

Marques Pair OL 6-6, 260, 3 stars Sumter, S.C.

Michael Palardy PK 6-0, 170, 3 stars Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

John Propst LB 6-2, 215, 3 stars Hoover, Ala.

Mychal Rivera TE 6-4, 230, 3 stars Van Nuys, Calif. (juco)

Dontavis Sapp DB 6-3, 205, 2 stars Valdosta, Ga.

*Matt Simms QB 6-3, 215, 3 stars Ramsey, N.J. (juco)

*Jacques Smith DE 6-3, 230, 4 stars Ooltewah

*Enrolled in January

(Star rankings from

So far this morning, seven high school seniors have officially signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team. By the end of the day, barring any surprises, 14 players will have faxed in a signed letter of intent.

In addition to the prep signees, the signing class will also feature a pair of transfers in former 5-star linebacker Chris Donald (University of Tennessee) and defensive tackle Nick Davison (UAB), a native of Calhoun, Ga. Both players have two years of eligibility remaining.

2010 signing class

WR Bryant Belew (Columbia, Tenn.)

OL Devin Caldwell (Chattanooga)

OL Taylor Dodds (Columbus, Ga.)

OL Charles Presell (Carrollton, Ga.)

LB Zach Rayl (Englewood, Tenn.)

LB Muhasibi Wakeel (Decatur, Ga.)

TE Faysal Shafaat (Orlando)


LB Chris Donald (Tennessee)

DL Nick Davison (UAB)

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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