Reddies Load Up with 33 on National Signing Day


The first day of National Signing Day brought 33 additions to the Henderson State football program.

This year’s class includes 12 players from Arkansas, 18 players from Texas, two from Florida and one from Louisiana.

The Reddies added 14 offensive players including five lineman and four wide receivers.

A total of 18 defensive players signed with seven lineman added to the team, along with five linebackers and six defensive backs.

Among those from Arkansas to join the Reddie football program are William Sewell, De’Madre Clark and Nick Houston.

Sewell, a 6-4, 305-pound, offensive lineman, helped lead Pulaski Academy to the 2014 Class 5 State Championship.

Another offensive lineman that should have an impact is Nick Houston of Van Buren. The 6-6, 322-pound Houston was selected to participate on the East team for the Arkansas High School All-Star game.

Clark (5-10, 185) was class 5A All-State running back at Blytheville High School. Last season he rushed for 1,621 yards and scored 32 touchdowns his senior year.

Offensive lineman Clifford Jackson (6-5, 325) of Hot Springs High School joins Sewell and Houston up front.

Jackson earned Class 5A All-State honors last season and was selected to participate on the West roster for Arkansas High School All-Star game.

J.B Minix is a versatile player that can play multiple positions. The 5-8, 170-pound product of Maumelle High School earned Class 5A All-State honors after rushing 92 times for 595 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Running back Calen Peters (5-10, 190) of Little Rock Mills carried the ball 138 times and totaled 1,344 yards rushing. A Class 5A All-State selection, Peters averaged 9.8 yards per carry and scored 17 touchdowns.

Jesse Simmons (6-4, 295) is three-year letterman on the offensive line from Newport High School. A two-time all-conference selection, Simons totaled 22 tackles including four for lost yardage his senior year.

Additional players from Arkansas that signed with the Reddies include Alex Kennedy (6-1, 205, QB) of Murfreesboro High School, Bryson May (5-10, 218, FB) of Booneville High School, Samuel Mason (6-0, 270, FB/LB) of Genoa Central High School, Jesse Simmons (6-4, 300, DT) of Newport High School, and Rowland Brothers (6-1, 160, K) of Barton High School.

Also joining the Reddies is linebacker Cameron White (6-2, 212) from Fort White Fla.

A two-time all-area and three-time all-district selection, White totaled 86 tackles his senior season while also rushing for 982 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns.

Jeremy Wilson is a talented athlete from Tyler (Texas) High School. An All-East Texas Super Team selection, Wilson rushed for 1,800 yards and totaled 450 receiving yards while scoring 31 touchdowns his senior season.

Defensive back Niko Johnson (5-9, 178) of Cypress Ranch, Texas is one of the best defensive backs in Texas. Johnson was an All-District selection after helping lead his team to a 13-3 record in 2014.


Paul Allen                 RB           5-11         190        Montgomery, Texas     Montgomery HS

Cornelius Barber       DB          6-2           202        Brenham, Texas           Blinn College

William Brogdon       OL           6-0           285        Van Alstyne, Texas      Van Alstyne HS

Rowland Brothers     K             6-1           160        Helena, Ark.                 Barton HS

Devon Charrier          LB           6-1           215        Greenville, Texas         Greenville HS

De’Madre Clark         RB           5-10         185        Blytheville, Ark.            Blytheville HS

Quincy Collier           DE          6-1           235        Malvern, Ark.               Malvern HS

Colt Conway             WR          5-10         165        Mabank, Texas            Mabank HS

Hunter Devine           DL           6-1           250        Richmond, Texas         Richmond Foster HS

Ben Dewoody           LB           6-2           210        Hallsville, Texas           Hallsville HS

Malik Essilfie            DL           6-3           270        Houston, Texas           Mayde Creek HS

Nick Gibson             FS/SS     5-8           160        Grand Prairie, Texas     Grand Prairie HS

Nick Houston            OL           6-6           322        Van Buren, Ark.           Van Buren HS

Clifford Jackson       OL           6-5           325        Hot Springs, Ark.         Hot Springs HS

Niko Johnson           DB          5-9           178        Cypress, Texas            Cypress Ranch HS

Alex Kennedy           QB/LB     6-1           205        Murfreesboro, Ark.       Murfreesboro HS

Wyatt Leath              DE          6-4           245        Rockwall, Texas           Rockwall Heath HS

Javeon Manos          LB           6-0           215        Houston, Texas           Dekaney High School

Samuel Mason          DT           6-0           270        Texarkana, Ark.            Genoa Central HS

Bryson May              FB/LB      5-10         218        Booneville, Ark.           Booneville HS

J.B. Minix                 ATH         5-8           170        Maumelle, Ark.             Maumelle HS

Jordan Owens          DB          5-11         175        Tyler, Texas                 Tyler HS

Calen Peters             RB           5-10         190        Little Rock, Ark.           Little Rock Mills
Tyrell Reed               OL           6-5           332        Mount Dora, Fla.          Mount Dora HS

Cameron Schulz        LB/FB      6-0           210        Atlanta, Texas              Atlanta HS

William Sewell           OL           6-4           305        Little Rock, Ark.           Pulaski Academy

Josh Stansell            S             6-0           175        Baton Rouge, La.         Parkview Baptist HS

Jesse Simmons        DT           6-4           300        Newport, Ark.              Newport HS

Brandon Taylor         WR          5-11         170        Richmond, Texas         Foster HS

David Terrebonne     WR          5-9           160        La Porte, Texas           La Porte HS

Hagen Tucker           DL           6-2           225        Longview, Texas          Soring Hill HS

Cameron White         LB           6-2           212        Fort White, Fla.            Fort White HS

Jeremy Wilson          ATH         5-7           160        Tyler, Texas                 Tyler HS



Devon Charrier, LB, 6-2, 215, Greenville, Texas/Greenville HS
An All-District performer at Greenville HS . . . Totaled 95 tackles, 70 solo stops, 5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 2 block punts and one touchdown his senior season . . . Turned in a time of 4.7 in the 40.  

De’Madre Clark, RB, 5-10, 185, Blytheville, Ark./Blytheville HS
A class 5A All-State selection at Blytheville High School . . . Rushed for 1,621 yards and 32 touchdowns his senior year . . . In a game against Green County Tech, he scored six touchdowns and totaled 328 yards rushing . . . Played for former Reddie Chris Smith.

Hunter Devine, DL, 6-0, 230, Richmond, Texas/Richmond Foster
A two-time All-District selection at Richmond Foster High School . . . Totaled 59 tackles including 24 solo stops his senior season. 

Charles Dewoody, LB, 6-2, 205, Hallsville, Texas/Hallsville HS
A three-year letterman at Hallsville High School . . . Totaled 116 tackles and earned First-Team All-District 15-5A honors . . . Academic All-State Honorable Mention . . . Selected as team MVP . . . Also was an all-district pick as a junior after totaling 78 tackles.

Nick Gibson, DB, 5-8, 160, Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie HS
A two-time All-District selection from South Grand Prairie High School . . . Totaled 52 tackles and four forced fumbles his senior season . . . Compiled 48 tackles as a junior along with four pass breakups.

Nick Houston, OL, 6-6, 322, Van Buren, Ark./Van Buren HS
Selected to participate on the EAST team for the Arkansas High school All-Star game.

Clifford Jackson, OL, 6-5, 325, Hot Springs, Ark./Hot Springs HS
Selected to participate on the WEST roster for Arkansas High School All-Star game . . . Earned Class 5A All-State honors.

Javeon Manos, LB, 6-0, 215, Houston, Texas/Dekaney HS
A First-Team All-District 16-5A selection at Dekaney High School . . .Collected 65 tackles including 36 solo stops as a senior . . . Recorded 15 tackles in a game against Alief Taylor High School.

J.B. Minix, ATH, 5-8, 170, Maumelle, Ark./Maumelle HS
Earned Class 5A All-State honors . . . Rushed 92 times for 595 yards and 12 touchdowns at Maumelle High School . . . Averaged 6.5 yards per carry . . . Had three games with 100 yards or more rushing.

Calen Peters, RB, 5-10, 190, Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Mills
Carried the ball 138 times and totaled 1,344 yards rushing . . . Averaged 9.8 yards per carry and scored 17 touchdowns . . . Earned Class 5A All-State honors.

Will Sewell, OL, 6-4, 305, Little Rock, Ark./Pulaski Academy
Helped lead team to the Class 5A State Championship.

Jesse Simmons, OL, 6-4, 295, Newport, Ark./Newport HS
A three-year letterman at Newport High School where he was a two-time All-Conference selection . . . Totaled 22 tackles including four for lost yardage his senior year

Josh Stansell, S, 6-0, 175, Baton Rouge, La./Parkview Baptist HS

Earned First-Team All-District 7-3A honors after finishing in the top three in the state for interceptions . . . Totaled 50 tackles with six interceptions including two returned for touchdowns . . . Team ended season with a 10-4 record and LHSAA State Runner-ups . . . Lettered four years for the Eagles . . . Team claimed the 2012 State Championship ending the year with a perfect 13-0 record . . .  Also lettered in baseball.

Hagen Tucker, DL, 6-2, 225, Longview, Texas/Spring Hill HS
Compiled 89 tackles with three sacks to earn All-District honors his senior year . . . Also had eight receptions for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a tight end.

Cameron White, LB, 6-2, 212, Fort White, Fla./Fort White HS
A four-year letterman at Fort White High School where he was a two-time All-Area and three-time All-District selection . . . Totaled 86 tackles his senior season . . . Also rushed for 982 yards and scored 10 touchdowns . . . Helped lead his team to the 2013 Class 4A District Championship and a 10-1 record . . . Also played basketball and ran track . . . Turned in a best time of 11.2 in the 100 meters. 

Jeremy Wilson, ATH, 5-7, 160, Tyler, Texas/Tyler HS
Rushed for 1800 yards and totaled 450 receiving yards while scoring 31 touchdowns his senior season at Tyler High School . . . Earned All-East Texas Super Team honors . . . Helped lead team to the state semi-finals . . . . Earned All-District honors as a junior having 450 yards rushing, 500 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns . . . Also lettered in baseball and power-lifting . . . Three-time All-District shortstop and pitcher . . . Totaled 485-pounds in the squat and 275-pounds in the bench press.

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