UH, TSU, Rice and Prairie View A&M add to football programs on National Signing Day

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ABC13's coverage of National Signing Day.

It was perhaps one of the most important days in the lives of many high school football players across the country. For the Houston-area universities, National Signing Day was also a chance to fill much needed positions.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON:

At University of Houston, the Cougars welcomed the addition of 19 student-athletes to the program.

Dane Roy P 6-7 230 Bunyip, Australia (St. Paul's ASG)
Dalton Witherspoon K 5-9 160 Moore, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
Parker Eichenberger TE 6-3 230 Katy, Texas (Katy HS)
Tre'von Bradley ATH 5-11 185 Cleburne, Texas (Cleburne HS)
Jeremy Singleton WR 5-11 170 New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS)
Davion Ford RB 5-11 175 Rockdale, Texas (Rockdale HS)
Dennis Bardwell OL 6-5 280 Huffman, Texas (Hargrave HS)
Derek Parish LB 6-2 245 Pearland, Texas (Pearland HS)
Elijah Gooden LB 6-1 215 Boling, Texas (Boling HS)
Payton Turner DL 6-5 217 Houston, Texas (Westside HS)
Grant Stuard LB 6-0 215 Conroe, Texas (Oak Ridge HS)
D.J. Small DB 5-9 160 Dickinson, Texas (Dickinson HS)
Bryson Smith QB 5-11 170 Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)
Amaud Willis-Dalton LB 6-1 205 Cypress, Texas (Cypress Ranch HS)
Bryan Jones DL 6-5 240 Baton Rouge, La. (Madison Prep Academy)
Devodric Bynum DB 5-10 175 Dallas, Texas (Lincoln HS)
Noah Jones DL 6-4 245 Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster HS)
David Anenih LB 6-3 220 Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Timberview HS)
Alexander Duke DL 6-3 240 Bellaire, Texas (Bellaire HS)

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY:

Texas Southern University added 24 student-athletes to its program on National Signing Day.

"We really feel good about the quality of student-athletes that we're bringing into our football program," head football coach Michael Haywood said in a release. "I can't speak highly enough about the level of talent here in the state of Texas. I used to hear Coach Mack Brown say all the time that caliber of football played in this state is some of the best in the country and that's clearly evident by the sheer numbers of highly touted prospects that come out of the state of Texas each and every recruiting season."

Demontario Anderson - 6'3 - 210 lbs. - LB - Beeville, Texas (A.C. Jones HS)
De'Andre Angelle - 5'10 -180 lbs. - WR - Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS)
LaDarryl Blair - 5'11 - 182 lbs. - CB - Dallas, Texas (Boise State)
Jason Briggs - 6'5 - 230 lbs. - DE - Baton Rouge, La. (Christian Life HS)
Terio Brown - 5'9 - 170 lbs. - RB - Humble, Texas (Humble HS)
Tyriq Burton - 6'1 - 220 lbs. - LB - Willis Point, Texas (Willis Point HS)

Chris Castle - 6'2 - 210 lbs. - LB - Woodville, Texas (Woodville HS)
Raymond Clayborn Jr. - 6'2 -290 lbs. - OL - Katy, Texas (St. Pius X HS)
Davante Emebo - 6'3 - 270 lbs. - DT - Missouri City, Texas (Elkins HS)
Paul Favorite - 6'1 - 211 lbs. - LB - Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)
Patrick Howell - 6'1 225 lbs. - LB - Pearland, Texas (Dawson HS)
Jayden Jackson - 6'0 - 180 lbs. - SS - Cibolo, Texas (Steele HS)
Jadon McConnell - 6'4 -260 lbs. - TE - La Porte, Texas (La Porte HS)
Adrian Munoz - 6'2 - 240 lbs. - LB - Carrolton, Texas (Creekview HS)
Joshua Murray - 6'0 - 170 lbs. - CB - Katy, Texas (St. Pius X HS)
Elijah Odom - 6'2 - 210 lbs. - QB - Richmond, Va. (Hermitage HS)
Ryder Rae - 6'2 - 280 lbs. - OL - La Porte, Texas (La Porte HS)
Luis Reyes - 6'1 - 175 lbs. - K - Cypress, Texas (Cypress Woods HS)
Austin Sessums - 6'0 -185 lbs. - QB - Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Catholic HS)
Matthew Stephenson - 5'10 - 170 lbs. -CB - Houston, Texas (North Shore Senior HS)
Kenterious Walker - 6'0 -185 lbs. - SS - Houston, Texas (Davis HS)
Bradlee Warrick - 6'2 -265 lbs. - FB - Pittsburg, Texas (Pittsburg HS)
Jimmy White - 6'2 - 280 lbs. - DL - Willis, Texas (Willis HS)
Quincey Williams - 6'3 - 295 lbs. - DL - Cibolo, Texas (Steele HS)

RICE UNIVERSITY:

Rice's incoming class feature 17 high school seniors, including 15 from the state of Texas.

"Signing Day is always a day to celebrate and today we are fired up to have this amazing group of men in the Rice Football family," head football coach David Bailiff said in a statement.

Shea Baker OL 6-3 275 Round Rock, TX (Cedar Ridge)
Christopher Boudreaux WR 6-0 160 Beaumont, TX (Central)
Jaeger Bull TE 6-4 210 Corpus Christi, TX (Flour Bluff)
Garrett Grammer LB 6-1 215 Rosenberg, TX (Richmond Foster)
William Harrison K 5-11 175 Westfield, IN (Westfield)
Gregor MacKellar OL 6-5 350 Timberlea, Nova Scotia (St. Andrews)
Cameron Montgomery WR 5-7 155 Stafford, TX (Stafford)

George Nyakwol DB 6-2 180 Houston, TX (Alief Eisenhower)
Kenneth Orji DE 6-2 215 Missouri City, TX (Elkins)
Brandt Peterson OL 6-7 250 Austin, TX (Hyde Park Baptist)
Isaiah Richardson DB 6-1 195 Richmond, TX (Foster)
Randall Royall LB 6-2 220 Houston, TX (Stratford)
Trey Schuman DL 6-3 280 Burleson, TX (Burleson)
Miklo Smalls QB 6-2 195 Plano, TX (East)
Corbin Smith OL 6-4 320 Port Neches, TX (Nederland)
TyRae Thornton DB 6-0 175 Houston, TX (Cy Ridge)
Austin Trammell WR 5-11 170 Spring, TX (Klein)

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY:

Marquez Griffin OL 6-3 290 Carthage, Miss./East Miss. Junior College
Jaylen Harris CB 5-8 170 Cedar Park, Texas / UTEP
Lavell McCullers QB 6-3 205 Aberdeen, Maryland/City College San Francisco
Anthony Stubbs LB 6-0 215 Millville, N.J./Monroe College
Garrett Thibodaux OL 6-7 290 Rockwall, Texas/Tyler JC
Robert Wilkes S 6-1 190 Vallejo, Calif. /Laney College
Jatece Wright CB 5-8 180 Linden, N.J./Monroe College
Zach Elder PK 5-10 180 San Antonio, Texas / Johnson HS
Danny Garza OL 6-3 270 San Antonio, Texas / Harlandale HS
DeJohn Jones OL 6-4 295 Garland, Texas / Lakeview Centennial HS
Andre Lewis WR 5-10 175 Fresno, Texas / Hightower HS
Jose Medrano WR 6-2 195 Alvin, Texas / Alvin HS
Willie Miles S 5-11 180 Arlington, Texas / Timberview HS
Kaleb O'Bryant WR 5-11 165 Cypress, Texas / Cypress Creek HS
Shay Rodgers TE 6-4 245 Tatum, Texas / Tatum HS
Seth Scott OL 6-4 280 Mesquite, Texas / Skyline HS
Jiare Hicks DE 6'4 225 Newark, Delaware / Lackawanna JC
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