Wonder Boys Add 38 on Signing Day

Thirty-eight new players will join the Arkansas Tech University football program, with players in the signing class coming from nine home states, head coach Raymond Monica announced Wednesday.

Fourteen of the new Wonder Boys are from the state of Arkansas.

“I’d like to thank coach (Jared) Haas for everything he’s done, because it takes a lot of time and effort being a recruiting coordinator,” said Monica. “I’d also like to thank the coaching staff for their efforts recruiting these guys over the year. Today is the day it all comes together, and I’d like to thank everyone who played a part in helping us bring these recruits to campus. Every class you try to fill needs at every position, and I think we’ve done that this year.

Thirty-two of the newcomers are high-school signees, while six are transfer students who have enrolled at Arkansas Tech for the spring 2016 semester.

A complete list of signees follows:

2016 High School Signees

Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School)
Tre Chism DT 6-2 261 Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock)
Collin Christian WR 6-4 195 Rogers, Ark. (Rogers Heritage)
Garrett Collins WR 5-10 160 Greenwood, Ark. (Greenwood)
C.J. Denman DE 6-2 230 Centerville, Texas (Centerville)
Austin Dobbs OL 6-4 265 Atkins, Ark. (Atkins)
Cole Fritschen OT 6-7 310 Bryant, Ark. (Bryant)
Bo Gray TE 6-4 235 Malvern, Ark. (Malvern)
Lucas Hayes LB 6-0 200 Coppell, Texas (Coppell)
Tyler Holloway OL 6-3 280 Farmerville, La. (Union Parish)
Colt Housley RB 6-0 230 Hot Springs, Ark. (Lakeside)
Xavier Iverson WR 5-10 184 England, Ark. (England)
Corey Jackson TE 6-3 245 Pine Bluff, Ark. (Pine Bluff)
Armani Jenkins CB 5-10 162 McKinney, Texas (Boyd)
Juan Johnson CB 5-11 185 Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe)
Eldric Jones RB 5-9 190 Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Central)
Jimmie Lofton SS 6-1 200 Dallas, Texas (Mesquite)
Kaleb McMillion OT 6-5 300 Columbia, La. (Caldwell Parish)
Austin McNeely TE 6-3 240 Pottsville, Ark. (Pottsville)
Cason Maertens QB 6-0 180 Benton, Ark. (Benton)
Mason Minnix OL 6-1 270 Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks)
Delwin Richard CB 5-9 165 Edmond, Okla. (Edmond Santa Fe)
Leonardo Shinn SS 6-1 185 Birmingham, Ala. (Baker)
A.J. Stover-Grant DE 6-1 235 Coppell, Texas (Coppell)
Jaylen Sutton WR 5-10 175 Murphy, Ala. (Murphy)
Laquirous Taft RB 5-9 165 Tulsa, Okla. (Rogers College)
Devarius Taylor WR 6-3 195 Memphis, Tenn. (Southwind)
Travis Tolbert CB 5-11 180 Celina, Texas (Celina)
Drew Turner OT 6-3 270 Russellville, Ark. (Russellville)
Sam Williams OT 6-4 280 Batesville, Ark. (South Side)
Dakarai Willis QB 6-0 180 Tulsa, Okla. (Washington)
A’Dontae Winston SS 6-2 200 Benton, Ark. (Benton)
Mekall Yancie QB 6-4 230 Americus, Ga. (Americus-Sumter)

2016 Mid-Year Transfers

Name Position Height Weight Hometown (Previous School)
Greg Abrams DB 5-11 170 Lakeland, Fla. (Stillman College)
Sheldon Jackson DT 6-1 186 Birmingham, Ala. (Stillman College)
Jalen Luke LB 6-1 186 Birmingham, Ala. (Stillman College)
Eric McPherson LB 5-11 221 Jackson, Miss. (East Central [Miss.] JC)
Toriaun Samuels OL 6-2 310 Hazlehurst, Miss. (Jones [Miss.] JC)
Dwight Williams DB 5-9 180 Mobile, Ala. (Alabama Prep)