UAM Boll Weevils Sign Record Number of Recruits


MONTICELLO — University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils football coach Hud Jackson has announced a total of 58 newcomers for the Boll Weevils, including a record 41 high school seniors.

The total number of commitments includes 41 high school seniors and 17 mid-year transfers. It nearly doubles the number of high school signees on this day from years past during Jackson’s tenure at UAM, which is entering its sixth season.

“We talked with a lot of really good players during our recruiting period this year, and felt like we needed to find a way to make it work to get as many of them in a UAM uniform as possible,” said Jackson on a larger signing class than years past. “Our coaches did a great job when we got them on campus, and we really feel like we have some very talented high school players.”

The high school senior signing class includes 24 from Arkansas, 11 from Louisiana, three from Mississippi, two from Texas and one from Oklahoma. The junior college breakdown includes nine from Mississippi schools, four from Kansas, three from Texas and one from Arizona.

“The best thing about this class is that they are all very excited about being Weevils,” said Jackson about his 41 high school signees. “We are looking forward to getting them on campus and becoming a part of our program.”

“Our mid-year guys have really hit the ground running and are working hard for us,” said Jackson. “They will help to fill some holes immediately and are fitting in with the rest of the team well. They all understand the sense of urgency that an offseason brings.”




Tavion Bass, 5-11, 305, Defensive Line, Osceola High School (AR)
2015 stats: 30 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles… 2014 stats: 22 tackles, three sacks, one interception, one touchdown… Two-time all-conference… 2015 all-state, 2015 conference lineman of the year… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.

Jodi Booker, 5-10, 225, Linebacker, Jonesboro High School (AR)
2015 6A East All-State Team, Two-time state wrestling champion.

Terry Bozeman, 6-2, 205, Quarterback, Walker High School (LA)
2015 stats: 2,200 passing yards, 34 total TD… Two-time honorable mention all-district, two-time second team all-parish… 2014 stats: 3,300 passing yards, 35 total TD, led the state in passing… Started in the U.S. Army Redstick Bowl Game this past year.

A.J. Brown, Jr., 5-10, 180, Defensive Back, Madison Central High School (MS)
Earned player of the week honors.

Tye Brown, 6-2, 165, Quarterback, Star City High School (AR)
2015 stats: 2,293 passing yards, 20 TD, 509 rushing yards, 13 TD… Career total of 7,448 passing yards, 61 TD, 865 rushing yards, 24 TD… All-state, all-conference, Wendy’s Heisman State winner, Brandon Burlsworth Award winner, 4.0 GPA.

Tyrone Brumfield, 5-11, 205, Linebacker, Kentwood High School (LA)
2015 all-district, 2015 second team all-state, played in 2015 LHSAA All-Star Game and was a member of 1A state championship team.

Ke’Dren Brunson, 5-9, 150, Receiver, Jonesboro High School (AR)
All-conference, all-state.

Gunnar Burks, 5-9, 180, Receiver, Bryant High School (AR)
All-501 team, team offensive player of the year, 2015 team captain, all-Arkansas preps, Arkansas Democrat Gazette player of the week.

Obed Bullitt, 6-0, 290, Defensive Line, Madison Central High School (MS)
Standout defensive lineman.

Deuce Caston, 5-9, 175, Athlete, C.E. Byrd High School (Shreveport, LA)
2015 all-district and all-area.

Peyton Daugherty-Glisson, 6-1, 270, Offensive Line, Cabot High School (AR)
First team all-conference, all-state, academic all-conference.

Jordan Davis, 5-10, 202, Linebacker, Broken Arrow High School (OK)

Ian Debord, 6-7, 250, Tight End, Corning High School (AR)
All-conference as an offensive and defensive lineman and tight end.

Brady Flemister, 6-4, 280, Offensive Line, Monticello High School (AR)
All-conference and All-Southeast Arkansas.

Joe Frazier, Jr., 5-10, 195, Running Back, Nettleton High School (Jonesboro, AR)
2015 stats: 1,169 rushing yards, 16 TD in eight games… 2014 stats: 1,110 rushing yards, 12 TD… Two-time 5A East All-Conference… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.

Robert Futrell, 6-3, 200, Linebacker, Wynne High School (AR)
Standout linebacker… Versatile defensive player that could play several positions.

Paul Guidry, 6-0, 300, Defensive Line, Notre Dame High School (Crowley, LA)
First team all-state, first team coaches all-state, first team all-district, first team all-acadiana, first team all-parish, first team all-metro, member of state championship team.

Keydrick Guillory, 6-2, 260, Offensive Line, Lagrange High School (Lake Charles, LA)
Two-time first team all-district.

Donovan Gurley, 6-1, 305, Defensive Line, Hazen High School (AR)
2015 stats: 138 tackles, 40 tackles for loss… Two-time all-state, two-time all-conference, Hooten’s/Farm Bureau 2A Defensive Player of the Year, USA Today All-Arkansas Team… Has been selected to play in Arkansas All-Star Game this June.

Tru’Davis Hobbs, 6-2, 310, Defensive Line, DeWitt High School (AR)
Played both offensive and defensive line positions.

Tommy James, 5-10, 270, Defensive Line, Ouachita Parish High School (Monroe, LA)
First team all-district, all-northeast Louisiana honorable mention, team captain.

Donald Jenkins, 6-2, 210, Running Back, Neville High School (Monroe, LA)
All-state honorable mention, first team all-district, first team all-northeast Louisiana, second team all-Ouachita.

D.J. Johnson, 6-0, 173, Receiver, Maumelle High School (AR)
Two-time first team all-conference.

Kush Jones, 5-8, 170, Receiver, Arkansas High School (Texarkana, AR)
2015 stats: 54 receptions, 613 yards, seven touchdowns.

Josh Marini, 5-9, 165, Kicker/Punter, Bowie High School (Austin, TX)
First team all-district punter and kicker, all-district special teams player of the year… Academic honor roll.

Marshaud Melancon, 6-1, 190, Defensive Back, East Ascension High School (Gonzales, LA)
Standout all-around player.

Benjamin Nichols, 6-1, 300, Defensive Line, Monticello High School (AR)
Three-year letterwinner, Second team all-conference, National Honor Society, Beta Club, English class president, 3.8 GPA.

C.J. Parham, 6-0, 165, Cornerback, Harmony Grove High School (Camden, AR)
All-conference… Was also named the conference outstanding quarterback.

Logan Penn, 5-7, 175, Running Back, Hazen High School (AR)
2015 stats: 2,100 rushing yards, 31 touchdowns… 2014 stats: 1,800 rushing yards yards, 34 TD… Two-time weight lifting state champion… Two-time all-state, two-time all-conference… Also all-state in track… Has been selected to play in NUC Texas vs. World senior showcase bowl game.

Keaton Phillips, 6-5, 320, Offensive Line, Clarksville High School (AR)
2015 stats: 68 pancake blocks… All-conference, 2015 Ark-lahoma Dream Team.

Kiren Sharp, 6-0, 195, Defensive Back, Columbus High School (MS)
Played several positions on defense and special teams.

Coy Simpson, 6-1, 250, Offensive Line, Watson Chapel High School (AR)
Two-time all-conference, two-time all-southeast Arkansas.

Jayse Snider, 6-2, 215, Athlete, McGehee High School (AR)
Two-time all-conference, Farm Bureau offensive watch list.

Chandler Stroud, 6-4, 305, Offensive Line, Hoxie High School (AR)
First team all-conference, Second team all-state, Selected to play in Arkansas All-Star game.

Blaze Van Buren, 6-1, 260, Offensive Line, Neville High School (Monroe, LA)
First team all-state, first team all-district, first team all-northeast Louisiana, second team all-Ouachita.

Trey Vautrot, 6-1, 225, Linebacker, Notre Dame High School (Crowley, LA)
Two-time all-district, 2015 all-parish, 2015 all-metro, 2015 all-state… 2015 scholar athlete award.

Tarik Williams, 6-3, 300, Offensive Line, Hightower High School (Missouri City, TX)
Second team all-district, Team offensive line MVP, player of the week, “Top Dog” award recipient.

Brayden Wilson, 6-1, 230, Running Back, Rivercrest High School (AR)
2015 stats: 100 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles, 479 rushing yards, eight TD… School-record 311 career tackles… Three-time all-conference and two-time all-state.

Nadravian “Poppa” Woods, 6-3, 250, Defensive Line, Hamburg High School (AR)
Three-year letterwinner, three-time defensive lineman of the week, all-conference.

Gus Wright, 6-1, 205, Linebacker, Siloam Springs High School (AR)
Two-time all-conference.

Tre Youngblood, 6-0, 190, Defensive Back, Woodlawn High School (Baton Rouge, LA)
2015 stats: 3,890 total yards, 42 total TD… Two time all-district as an athlete and quarterback.


Gilmar Barrera, 6-2, 300, Offensive Line, Coffeyville Community College
… From Wichita, Kansas.

Wesley Bullock, 5-7, 160, Running Back, Coffeyville Community College
2015 stats: 281 rushing yards, 113 receiving yards, two touchdowns… From Tampa, Florida.

Chris Calcote, 6-2, 250, Defensive Line, Southwest Mississippi Community College
Was selected for the 2015 MACJC all-star game… From Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Hayden Cole, 6-0, 245, Running Back, Tyler Junior College
… From Pearland, Texas.

Jared Crouch, 5-11, 180, Defensive Back, University of Northern Arizona
Two-time all-district in high school… From Grapevine, Texas.

Nathan Crouch, 6-3, 195, Receiver, Tyler Junior College
First team all-district… Was an all-state selection in high school… From Grapevine, Texas.

Dayon Davis, 6-2, 296, Offensive Line, Northeast Mississippi Community College
2015 all-state… From Byhalia, Mississippi.

Chris Coby, 6-0, 190, Cornerback, Trinity Valley Community College
… From Longview, Texas.

Tripp Janssen, 6-0, 285, Offensive Line, Holmes Community College
Two-time all-state at Holmes CC… Mississippi JUCO all-star… From Starkville, Mississippi.

Scooter Jones, 5-11, 170, Defensive Back, Co-Lin Community College
Mississippi JUCO South defensive most valuable player… From Wesson, Mississippi.

Justin King, 6-2, 242, Linebacker, Mississippi Delta Community College
All-state in high school… From Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

Terrance Lindsey, 6-2, 300, Defensive Line, Northeast Community College
2015 stats: 18 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack… From Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Jerry Magee, 6-0, 225, Linebacker, East Central Community College
Member of the 2015 Heart of Texas Bowl championship team… From Collins, Mississippi.

Josh Meis, 6-1, 210, Linebacker, Garden City Community College
Team leader in tackles and top 10 tackles in the Jayhawk Conference… From Cimarron, Kansas.

Malik Moore, 6-3, 300, Offensive Line, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
… From Wiggins, Mississippi.

Ed Smith, 5-10, 170, Receiver, Southwest Mississippi Community College
Mississippi JUCO all-region… From Brookhaven, Mississippi.

William Wilcome, 6-3, 285, Offensive Line, Coffeyville Community College
All-Jayhawk Conference, named team most outstanding offensive lineman… From Salina, Kansas.

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