Football announces 2017 recruiting class

Football announces 2017 recruiting class

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell has announced its 2017 football signing class.

The 32-man group will come from five different states, including North Carolina (20), Florida (3), Virginia (3), Georgia (2), South Carolina (2), Alabama (1) and New Jersey (1).

The class is made up of 10 offensive linemen, eight defensive linemen, six defensive backs, three linebackers, two wide receivers, a quarterback, a long snapper and one athlete.

View the entire signing class below.

Barker-Lane Stadium ranked among the highest attended FCS venues in the country in 2016. Campbell was one of just four programs to average its capacity, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage and being joined by Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).

Campbell heads into its 10th and final season as a member of the Pioneer Football League in 2017. Campbell moves to the Big South Conference in 2018.

Campbell kicks off its 2017 schedule on August 31, hosting Methodist at Barker-Lane Stadium.

The Camels set program highs for average per game (5,523) and total attendance (33,138). Barker-Lane Stadium's top two attendances in its nine year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22 against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell's overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24.

Campbell ranked third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game, as well as 17th in the country in total defense (322.1 yards per game) under fourth year head coach Mike Minter. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Blockmon also led the PFL in receiving yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10), headlining a group of 11 Camels that earned all-conference accolades.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

High School

 

Lester Axson, Jr.

DB

6-0

180

Orlando, Fla.

Foundation Academy

Video

Bryant Barr

ATH

5-11

185

Gibsonville, N.C.

Eastern Guilford HS

Video

Ryan Brooker

LB

6-1

215

Mechanicsville, Va.

Atlee HS

Video

D'Ondray Bryson-Ashford

LB

6-0

195

Columbia, S.C.

Ridge View HS

Video

Isaiah Burch

OL

6-3

290

Marion, N.C.

McDowell HS

Video

Dominic Carter

OL

6-3

250

Hogansville, Ga.

Callaway HS

Video

DJ Charles

DB

5-10

195

Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Phillips HS

Video

Lance Cook

DB

6-1

200

Hickory, N.C.

Hickory Christian

Video

Jayson Demild

QB

6-1

195

Parlin, N.J.

Sayreville War Memorial HS

Video

Cooper Eason-Riddle

DB

5-11

180

Raleigh, N.C.

Leesville Road HS

 

Julius Felder

WR

5-11

190

Concord, N.C.

First Assembly Christian

 

Jerome Ferguson

OL

6-3

265

Sanford, N.C.

Lee HS

Video

Jamie Gaskins

DL

6-5

240

Greenville, N.C.

JH Rose HS

Video

Dre Giles

DL

6-3

250

Richmond, Va.

Meadowbrook HS

Video

Zach Hall

OL

6-2

270

Concord, N.C.

First Assembly Christian

 

Tyrek Haywood

OL

6-5

240

Charlotte, N.C.

Rocky River HS

Video

Brett Hocutt

DL

6-3

250

Wendell, N.C.

East Wake HS

 

Dorian Jones

DB

5-10

180

Orlando, Fla.

Ocoee HS

Video

Trey Jones

OL

5-10

260

Jacksonville, N.C.

Jacksonville HS

 

Tyler McLellan

OL

6-6

320

North Charleston, S.C.

Fort Dorchester HS

Video

Matthew Melvin

DL

5-11

245

Raleigh, N.C.

Leesville Road HS

 

Hunter Moore

DL

6-3

250

Maiden, N.C.

Maiden HS

 

Trevin Muse

DB

6-0

175

Raleigh, N.C.

Wake Christian

 

Prince Ngwenah

DL

6-4

220

Charlotte, N.C.

Harding University HS

Video

Justin Pearo

OL

6-4

305

Mooresville, N.C.

Lake Norman HS

Video

Eddie Rox

OL

6-2

280

Pinson, Ala.

Clay-Clarksville HS

Video

Keegan Ruark

LB/LS

5-11

195

Hickory, N.C.

Hickory Christian

Video

Dalton Salerno

LB

6-1

200

Denver, N.C.

East Lincoln HS

 

Caleb Snead

WR

6-3

185

Lynchburg, Va.

Heritage HS

Video

Ivan Staples

DL

6-1

275

Stone Mountain, Ga.

Stephenson HS

Video

Sam Thorne

OL

6-3

295

Raleigh, N.C.

Broughton HS

 

Kaden VanHoosier

DL

6-4

255

Raleigh, N.C.

Leesville Road HS