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Barefield Announces Football's First Signing Class

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Lakeland, Fla. – Southeastern University Head Football Coach Keith Barefield announced the program's first ever football signing class on Wednesday afternoon.

The inaugural football signing class includes 30 high school seniors.  This class will practice during the fall of 2013 in preparation for its first competition during the fall of 2014.

“I truly believe that we took the first big step in laying the foundation and establishing the football culture at Southeastern University,” said Barefield.  “These young men fit well into the mission of Southeastern both spiritually and academically.  Only time will tell how they will do on the gridiron, but I anticipate that they will create some exciting and lasting memories as they shape the future of Fire football.”

“The culmination of acquiring thirty signees in this initial recruiting phase is the result of the work of many people,” added Barefield. “I would like to congratulate Coach Ritchie Marsh and Zack Whitt, the admissions office athletic liaison, on their tireless efforts over the last few weeks.  Many members of the recruitment and admissions office staff and the cheerleaders volunteered their time on Saturdays to host our recruiting weekends.  It is great to see their enthusiasm for Fire football and their willingness to help it succeed. This merely concludes one phase of recruiting and ushers us into another.  As soon as we catch our breath and evaluate this crop of signees, we will hit the recruiting trail again to finish out our first recruiting class.”

NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/Previous School
Robert BakerWR6-2170Brunswick, Ga./Brunswick HS
Grant BlackburnPunter6-1215Lakeland, Fla./Victory Christian HS
Ron BoldenLB5-8165Willowick, Ohio/Eastlake North HS
Ja'Quan BrownFS6-1180Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola HS
Aidan DysartLB6-1215Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Christian
Dance EstesLB6-2215Lynn Haven, Fla./Bay HS
JesseGarrenRB5-6175Knoxville, Tenn./Grace Christian Academy
Corey HelveyDL6-1205Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Day School
Hunter HotchkissQB6-1160Lakeland, Fla./Victory Christian HS
Eli JohnsonDL6-2260Moore Haven, Fla./Glades Day School
Nathan LeeTE6-5235Clewiston, Fla./Glades Day School
Demetrius LindsayATH5-9160Wakulla, Fla./Wakulla HS
Christian MaldanadoLB6-1205Orlando, Fla./Freedom HS
Darreyan Mathis-SimsDB5-10160Panama City, Fla./Bay HS
Bud McDonaldLB6-0195Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
Cody McGaheeOL6-2280Canal Point, Fla./Glades Day School
Kenneth McIrvinDB5-9155Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
MarkiseMcQueenLB6-2215Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
Jonathon MundingerOL6-3260Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
Jose PentonFB6-1225Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Glades Day School
Wade PhillipsWR5-9160Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
Miguel Perera, Jr.OL6-0300Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston HS
Jarrell ReynoldsRB5-10180Quincy, Fla./East Gadsden HS
Clayton SimmonsNG5-10230Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS
Kyle StebbinsATH5-9170Branford, Fla./Suwanee HS
Donald ThomasDB5-8160Cairo, Ga./Cairo HS
Kyle WaddellLB6-0205Savannah, Ga./Bluffton HS
Bishop WaldripWR6-3170Freeport, Fla./South Walton HS
Brennan WhippleWR5-11160St. Petersburg, Fla./Northside Christian HS
Corey WintersOL6-0240Pleasureville, Ky./Henry County HS
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