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2020 MAC Football Recruiting Early National Signing Day Recap

Every school in the MAC has reason for optimism following yesterday’s signings.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year as it’s the early National Signing Day for colleges across the country. It’s been a much different experience on the recruiting trail this year, but MAC schools have managed to bring in some impressive recruits. What future stars did your school sign? Scroll on down to find out.


Akron

  • Bennett Adler, DE, 6-2, 260, Lakewood, Ohio (St. Ignatius)
  • Luke Bauer, ILB, 6-1, 238, Uniontown, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban)
  • Jasaiah Gathings, WR, 6-3, 190, Statesville, N.C. (Statesville)
  • Rishad Hence, DB, 5-11, 180, Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)
  • DJ Irons, QB, 6-6, 215, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Grayson/Iowa Central CC)
  • Ryan Jankowski, QB, 6-5, 180, Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach)
  • Darrian Lewis, DB, 5-11, 180, Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary)
  • Colin Lyons, OL, 6-5, 275, McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport)
  • Gavin Malott, OL, 6-9, 330, Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
  • S.L. McCall IV, OLB, 6-3, 240, Live Oak, Fla. (Columbia/Iowa Western CC)
  • Matthew Monaghan, TE, 6-5, 240, London, England (Wetherby)
  • Konata Mumpfield, WR, 6-1, 180, Hoschton, Ga. (Dacula)
  • Andre Proffitt, DL, 6-3, 281, Trenton, Ohio (Lakota)
  • Noel Roach, DB, 6-2, 195, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Penn Hills)
  • Oran Singleton, Jr., ATH, 5-11, 185, Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston)
  • Rey’noi Summersett, OLB, 6-4, 230, Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenburg)
  • Myles Walker, WR, 5-11, 170, Ellwood City, Pa./Central Valley)

Ball State

  • Thailand Baldwin*, CB, 6-0, 170, Fr., Hampton, Va. (Life Christian Academy)
  • Rico Barfield, RB, 6-1, 210, Fr., St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet Jesuit HS)
  • Drayton Charlton-Perrin, TE, 6-4, 235, Fr., Northbrook, Ill. (Glenbrook North HS)
  • Jaret Frantz, TE, 6-3, 210, Fr., Elyria, Ohio (Elyria Catholic HS)
  • Phyllip Gunn, OL, 6-3 , 315, Fr., Hammond, Ind. (Merrillville HS)
  • Drew Hughes, DL, 6-2, 260, Fr., Willow Springs, Ill. (Nazareth Academy)
  • Brady Hunt, QB, 6-6, 215, Fr., Muncie, Ind. (Delta HS)
  • Jalen Johnson, OL, 6-3, 330, Fr., River Rouge, Mich. (River Rouge HS)
  • Kiael Kelly, QB, 6-2, 210, Fr., Tampa, Fla. (Gaither HS)
  • Tanner Koziol, TE, 6-6, 215, Fr., Bloomingdale, Ind. (Mt. Vernon HS)
  • Rae’Quin Lee, RB, 5-10, 180, Fr., Southfield, Mich. (Southfield A&T)
  • Jordan Marshall, SAF, 6-1, 205, Fr., St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)
  • Justin Morris, LB, 6-4, 220, Fr., Vernon Hills, Ill. (Vernon Hills HS)
  • Vaughn Pemberton, RB, 5-11, 210, Fr., Lake Forest, Ill. (Loyola Academy)
  • Nick Presley, WR, 6-0, 180, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio (Walnut Hills HS)
  • Jordan Riley-Scott*, CB, 6-1, 195, Fr., Clinton, Md. (National Christian Academy)
  • Joey Stemler, LB, 6-2, 230, Fr., Cleves, Ohio (Elder HS)
  • Jackson Wiegold, LB, 6-2, 220, Fr., Vernon Hills, Ill. (Vernon Hills HS)

Asterisk (*) denotes joining team in 2021 spring semester


Bowling Green

  • Jalen Burton DB 5-10 184 Waukegan, Ill. (Carmel Catholic)
  • Drew Gunther ^ QB 6-3 220 Chester Springs, Pa. (Malven Prep)
  • Rocco Hicks OL 6-4 240 Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West)
  • Dawson Hildebrand OL 6-3 345 Pleasant Hill, Ohio (Troy)
  • Cashius Howell DL 6-4 220 Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst)
  • Jamal Johnson ATH 5-10 188 Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East)
  • Tae’Shaun Johnson WR 5-11 195 Toledo, Ohio (Central Catholic)
  • Willie Jones DB 6-2 173 Chicago, Ill. (Wendell Phillips Academy)
  • Dierre Kelly DL 6-2 250 Gary, Ind. (Merrillville)
  • Matt Kordas DB 6-1 190 Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East)
  • Jaylen Lawson $ LB 6-0 215 Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)
  • Jaedyn McKinstry TE 6-5 210 Fremont, Ohio (St. John’s Jesuit)
  • Nick Mosley RB 5-10 200 Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Cent.)
  • Diego Neri ^ LB 6-2 225 Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Northwest)
  • Nate Pabst DL 6-5 255 Springdale, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller)
  • Alex Padgett OL 6-6 320 Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake)
  • Jaison Patterson ^ RB 6-0 205 Jacksonville, Fla. (Edward H. White)
  • Zach Russell ^ TE 6-3 230 East Point, Ky. (Johnson Central)
  • Julius Sims Jr. DB 6-1 195 Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon)
  • Jaylen Smith WR 6-1 183 Jacksonville, Fla. (Mandarin)
  • Chase Whatton DL 6-4 240 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Elizabeth Forward)
  • Cade Zimmerly OL 6-1 265 Perrysburg, Ohio (Perrysburg)

$ - Announced as part of 2020 class but delayed FT enrollment, will join team in January

^ - Mid-year enrollee


Buffalo

  • Demarco Cuffey*, CB, 6-1, 180, Waldorf, MD/IMG Academy
  • Janik Ogunlade*, OL, 6-5, 275, Waldorf, MD/North Point HS
  • Jibrahn Claude, S, 6-0, 185, Loganville, GA/Grayson HS
  • Floyd Dozier, DT, 6-2, 285, Tampa, FL/Palmetto HS
  • Ali Fisher, WR, 6-1, 190, Belleville, MI/Pioneer HS
  • Al-Jay Henderson, RB, 6-0, 195, South Orange, NJ/Irvington HS
  • Jaillen Howze, LB, 6-1, 220, East Point, MI/Chippewa Valley HS
  • Quillen Howze, CB, 6-0, 180, Sterling Heights, MI/Chippewa Valley HS
  • Nolan Gorczyca, OL, 6-6, 275, Omaha, NE/Roncalli Catholic HS
  • Chris King, DE, 6-3, 235, Queens, NY/Paramus Catholic HS
  • Rowan McGwin, OL, 6-6, 280, Rochester, NY/Irondequoit
  • Matt Pajuste, OL, 6-4, 280, Philadelphia, PA/Martin Luther King HS
  • Brian Plummer, QB, 6-4, 205, Gaithersburg, MD/Quince Orchard HS
  • Anton Ricumstrict, DE, 6-5, 225, Mount Pleasant, MI/Mount Pleasant Senior HS
  • Mike Washington, RB, 6-2, 205, Clay, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse HS
  • Carson Williams, TE, 6-5, 230, Marshalltown, IA/Marshalltown HS

*Will enroll in January 2021


Central Michigan

  • Jase Bauer • Quarterback • 6-2, 205 • Ankeny, Iowa /Ankeny HS
  • DeAnthony Becton • Defensive Back • 5-10, 175 • Akron, Ohio/Akron East HS
  • Dakota Cochran • Linebacker • 6-2, 211 • Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights HS
  • Tyson Davis • Wide Receiver • 5-9, 166 • Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS
  • Bruno Guberinich • Offensive Tackle • 6-5, 280 • Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central HS
  • Michael Heldman • Defensive End • 6-4, 230 • Romeo, Mich./Romeo HS
  • Irone Jackson • Athlete • 6-0, 185 • Bradenton, Fla./Manatee HS
  • Trevor Jones • Guard • 6-4, 270 • Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln HS
  • Quindario Lee • Defensive Line • 6-5, 275 • McKenzie, Ala./McKenzie HS/Fort Scott CC
  • Hunter Marcom • Tight End • 6-7, 240 • Waupaca, Wis./Waupaca HS
  • Jonah Pace • Defensive Line • 6-5, 240 • Marengo, Ill./Marengo HS
  • Alec Palella • Tight End • 6-4, 230 • Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett HS
  • Chris Parker • Wide Receiver • 6-2, 180 • Saginaw, Mich./Heritage HS
  • Eric Reese • Athlete • 5-10, 170 • Macomb, Mich./Dakota HS
  • Elijah Rikard • Safety • 6-1, 175 • Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit HS
  • Isaiah Rogers • Defensive Tackle • 6-2, 270 • Sharon Hill, Pa./Academy Park HS
  • Fernando Sanchez III • Linebacker • 6-2, 212 • Loganville, Ga./Grayson HS
  • Caleb Spann • Defensive Back • 5-11, 190 • River Ridge, La./John Curtis Christian HS
  • De’javion Stepney • Running Back • 6-0, 182 • Macomb, Mich./Dakota HS
  • Brayden Swartout • Offensive Tackle • 6-7, 285 • Essexville, Mich./Garber HS

Eastern Michigan

  • Jordan Crawford* DL 6-1 350 Jr. Houston, Texas-Pearland-Tyler J.C.
  • Carter Evans DL 6-4 240 Fr.-Fr. Crystal Lake, Ill.-Prairie Ridge
  • Samson Evans* RB 6-0 210 So. Crystal Lake, Ill.-Prairie Ridge-Iowa
  • Jaden Gaines DL 6-5 230 Fr.-Fr. Alpharetta, Ga.-Chattahoochee
  • Jez Janvier OL 6-5 315 Fr. Montreal, Quebec, Canada-Cegep Vieux Montreal
  • Greg Kelley* DB 6-2 215 Fr. Leander, Texas-Leander
  • Dexter Manior DL 6-2 300 So. Rincon, Ga.-Rockdale County-U.S. Naval Academy
  • JB Mitchell III WR 6-1 195 Fr. Alabaster, Ala.-Thompson
  • Bryson Moss RB 5-11 200 Fr.-Fr. Newman, Ga.-Newman
  • Andreas Paaske TE 6-7 230 Fr. Copenhagen, Denmark-Søllerød Senior-Denmark Gold Diggers
  • Peyton Price DL 6-2 300 Fr.-Fr. Lafayette, Ind.-Jefferson
  • Cole Rusk TE 6-6 230 Fr.-Fr. Rock Island, Ill.-Rock Island
  • Quentavius Scandrett DB 6-3 200 Fr. Hampton, Ga.-Lovejoy
  • Steven Scheidt LB 6-2 236 So. Clovis, Calif.-Buchanan-Fresno City College
  • Austin Smith QB 6-2 190 Fr.-Fr. Ellenwood, Ga.-Cedar Grove
  • Cameron Smith DB 6-2 180 Fr.-Fr. Cleveland, Ohio-Euclid
  • Dylan Summers WR 6-1 180 So. Chicago, Ill.-Brother Rice-Cornell
  • Melvin Swindle II DL 6-3 300 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla.-Heritage Hall
  • Daniel Warnsman OL 6-4 300 Fr. Dublin, Ohio-Dublin Coffman
  • Zach Westmoreland WR 6-2 200 So. Joplin, Mo.-Joplin-Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

Asterisk (*) denotes player announced as part of 2021 signing class, but played in 2020


Kent State

  • Alex Branch | Twinsburg, Ohio | Twinsburg | Cornerback | 6-0 |165
  • Naran Buntin | Middletown, NJ | Mater Dei | Wide Receiver | 6-2 |180
  • Shakhi Carson | West Orange, NJ | West Orange | Running Back | 5-9 | 182
  • Marcus Harris | Radcliff, Ky | North Hardin | Wide Receiver | 6-2 |180
  • Emon Hill | Hoschton, Ga | Mill Creek | Cornerback| 5-10| 175
  • Brad Kemayou | Toronto, Ontario, Canada| St. Thomas More | Safety | 5-11 |175
  • PK Kier | Winchester, Va | University of Virginia |6-0 |225
  • Jack Loew | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane Rhinos | Defensive line | 6-5 |245
  • Casey Magyar| Dublin, Ohio | Dublin Coffman | Kicker | 5-11|165
  • Gage Michael | Fairmont, WV | Fairmont Senior | Quarterback | 6-0 | 175
  • Luke Miller | Gibsonia, Pa | Pine-Richland | Linebacker | 6-2 | 190
  • Shane Slattery | Richfield, Ohio | Revere | Linebacker | 6-1 | 220
  • Leon Williams | Valdosta, Ga | Lowndes |Linebacker | 6-1 | 215
  • Macyo Williams | Akron, Ohio | Saint Vincent Saint Mary’s | Defensive line| 6-3 | 265

Miami

  • Evan Azzara, OL, 6-6, 300, Plum, Pa. (Plum Borough)
  • Eli Blakey, DB, 6-2, 200, Louisvile, Ky. (DuPont Manual)
  • Kolby Borders, OL, 6-6, 300, Lafayette, Ind. (McCutcheon)
  • Angelo Butts, WR, 6-0, 180, St. Louis Mo. (O’Fallon Christian)
  • Brett Coleman, DB, 6-3, 200, Belfry, Ky. (Belfry)
  • Marlon Dawson Jr., DL, 6-5, 230, Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park)
  • Terran Hearn, DL, 6-3, 235, Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
  • Henry Hesson, QB, 6-2, 200, Plainfield, Ind. (Avon)
  • Corban Hondru, LB, 6-1, 225, McMurray, Pa. (Peters Township)
  • Will Jados, OL, 6-8, 300, Westerville, Ohio (Westerville Central)
  • Daylan Long, LB, 6-0, 195, Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)
  • Jaymar Mundy, DB, 6-1, 185, Cincinnati, Ohio (La Salle)
  • Ryan O’Hair, OL, 6-8, 300, Bridgeville, Pa. (South Fayette)
  • Dee Pierce, DB, 6-1, 210, Chicago, Illinois (Phillips Academy)
  • Matthew Reardon, WR, 6-1, 185, Youngstown, Ohio (Ursuline)
  • Jackson Schott, LB, 6-3, 200, Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove)
  • Kamell Smith, QB, 6-4, 210, Burlington, NC (Eastern Guilford)
  • Darez Snider, RB, 5-8, 185, St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet Jesuit)
  • Nasir Washington, DL, 6-4, 250, Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)
  • Jace Williams, WR, 6-4, 195, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Catholic Central)

Northern Illinois


Ohio

  • Sieh Bangura, RB, 6-0, 200, Bowie, Md. / Dematha Catholic High School
  • Bryce Butler, TE, 6-3, 245, Bowie, Md. / St. John’s College High School
  • Torrie Cox Jr., CB, 5-9, 175, Miami Gardens, Fla. / Chaminade-Madonna Preparatory School
  • Miles Cross, WR, 6-1, 195, Bowie, Md. / Rock Hill High School (S.C.)
  • Isaiah Davis, WR, 6-3, 190, Apopka, Fla. / Wekiva High School
  • John Motton, S, 5-11, 195, Groveport, Ohio / Groveport-Madison High School
  • David Patterson, DE, 6-3, 230, Lilburn, Ga. / Parkview High School
  • Quintell Quinn, LB, 6-1, 220, Columbus, Ohio / St. Francis DeSales High School
  • Kaden Rogers, OL, 6-3, 275, Hamilton, Ohio / Ross High School
  • Giovonni Scales, S, 6-1, 200, Columbus, Ohio / Marion-Franklin High School
  • Jake Skelly, OL, 6-4, 250, Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley High School
  • Shay Taylor, LB, 6-3, 210, Mount Perry, Ohio / Sheridan High School
  • Davion Weatherspoon, OL, 6-1, 300, Harper Woods, Mich. / Harper Woods High School
  • Bradley Weaver, DE, 6-4, 240, Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Darby High School

Toledo

  • Jeremiah Peters, DE, 6’3”, 215 lbs., Miami, Fl., Booker T. Washington
  • Lennard Kuhl, TE, 6’4”, 235 lbs., Oklahoma City, Ok., Casady School
  • Benjamin Lisk, LS, 5’10”, 210 lbs., Phoenix, Az., Paradise Valley
  • Willie Shaw III, RB, 5’11”, 180 lbs., Robbins, Ill., Brother Rice
  • Thomas Zsiros, WR, 6’3”, 200 lbs., Toledo, Oh., St. John’s Jesuit
  • Vontrell Chairse, OLB, 6’3”, 225 lbs., Chicago, Ill., Wendell Phillips Academy
  • Rajon Hill, CB, 6’2”, 185 lbs., Kansas City, Mo., Staley
  • Dalen Stovall, WR, 6’2”, 190 lbs., Stow, Oh., Stow-Monroe Falls
  • Andrew Vaught, OL, 6’6”, 265 lbs., Roanoke, Va., Roanoke Catholic
  • Jalen Riven, LB, 6’3”, 210 lbs., Toledo, Oh., Central Catholic
  • Doran Ray Jr., DT, 6’2”, 270 lbs., Detroit, Mi., Cass Technical
  • Isaiah Pipkin, OLB, 6’6”, 225 lbs., Wake Forest, NC, Wake Forest HS
  • Damon Ollison II, LB, 6’0”, 210 lbs., Akron, Oh., Archbishop Hoban
  • Elijah Wesley, QB, 6’0”, 182 lbs., Canton, Oh., Canton McKinley
  • Riley Starnes, OL, 6’6”, 285 lbs., Patriot, Oh., Gallia Academy
  • Drew Beckenhaupt, OL, 6’4”, 290 lbs., Cleveland, Oh., Elder
  • Xavier Black, WR, 6’0”, 180 lbs., Canton, Oh. Canton McKinley
  • Trenton Adkins, ATH, 6’1”, 205 lbs., Clintwood, Va., Ridgeview
  • Esean Carter, DT, 6’2”, 275 lbs., Detroit, Mi., Martin Luther King
  • Connor Jones, LB, 6’1”, 226 lbs., Hilliard, Oh., Darby
  • Clarence Wilson Jr., OLB, 6’2”, 235 lbs., Detroit, Mi., Cass Technical
  • Jaylin Mines, S, 6’1”, 190 lbs., Detroit, Mi., Oak Park
  • Jonathon Batzke, P, 6’1”, 200 lbs., Victoria, Australia, Central Queensland University

Western Michigan

  • Zahir Abdus-Salaam, Vauxhall, NJ, Union City, Tailback, 5-11, 185
  • Carson Briggs, Traverse City, Mich., Traverse City Central, Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 290
  • Naahlyee Bryant, Chicago, Ill., Oak Park-River Forest, Inside Linebacker, 6-2, 200
  • Malique Dieudonne, Naples, Fla., Palmetto Ridge, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 175
  • Dalton Dueweke, Shelby Township, Mich., Utica Eisenhower, Offensive Tackle, 6-4, 290
  • Elijah Hawk, Pickerington, Ohio, Pickerington North, Defensive End, 6-4, 240
  • John Hofer, Valparaiso, Ind., Valparaiso, Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 300
  • Mareyohn Hrabowski, River Rogue, Mich., River Rouge, Quarterback, 6-4, 205
  • Tyson Lee, South Bend, Ind., Riley, Defensive Line, 6-3, 245
  • Tyren Mason, Elkhart, Ind., Elkhart, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 181
  • Kadinn Morris, Lincoln, Ill., Sacred Heart-Griffin, Tight End, 6-3, 235
  • Calvin Muraski, Green Bay, Wis., Bay Port, Offensive Tackle, 6-8, 290
  • Joshua Nobles, Blackwood, N.J., Woodrow Wilson, Defensive Line, 6-4, 245
  • Jaali Parker, Chicago, Ill., Mount Carmel, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 185
  • Zach Vode, Hobart, Ind., Hobart, Outside Linebacker, 6-3, 210
  • Corey Walker, Normal, Ill., Normal West, Defensive End, 6-6, 240
  • Jelani Willis, Memphis, Tenn., Bartlett, Safety, 6-3, 205
  • Henry Wilson, Chicago, Ill., St. Rita of Cascia, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 190
  • Aaron Wofford, Chicago, Ill., St. Laurence, Cornerback, 6-1, 165