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UTSA Football announces inaugural signing class on Wednesday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/15/2010
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Larry Coker
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head football coach Larry Coker announced Wednesday his first-ever signing class, which consists of 25 prep student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent and two sophomore transfers who already are enrolled at UTSA this semester.

The class is highlighted by seven all-state performers in sophomore transfer OL Brady Brown (San Antonio, Texas/O’Connor HS/Texas A&M-Kingsville), OL Robert Chapman (San Antonio, Texas/Clark HS), DL Chris Dorsey (Altair, Texas/Rice HS), QB Cole Hubble (Bandera, Texas/Bandera HS), OL Scott Inskeep (McAllen, Texas/McAllen HS), OL Nate Leonard (McKinney, Texas/McKinney HS) and LB Cody Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis HS). Additionally, all 27 members of the class earned all-district accolades, including 12 who were selected to all-area teams during their careers, and six that are academic all-state honorees.

“We’re really excited about the quality of this class,” Coker said. “This is a very talented and well-rounded group that has bought into the vision of UTSA Football. They want to be the ones to help start this program and we’re excited to have them on board.”

The class also has a local flavor with 14 student-athletes from Greater San Antonio Area high schools: DB Crosby Adams (Roosevelt HS), RB Brandon Armstrong (Roosevelt HS), sophomore transfer OL Brady Brown (O’Connor HS/Texas A&M-Kingsville), OL Robert Chapman (Clark HS), RB David Glasco (Wagner HS), OL Cody Harris (Smithson Valley HS), DL Dominique Henderson (Roosevelt HS), WR Earon Holmes (Brackenridge HS), QB Cole Hubble (Bandera HS), RB Chris Johnson (East Central HS), sophomore transfer WR Sean Luchnick (O’Connor HS/Penn State), OL Drew Phillips (Steele HS), LB Cody Rogers (Brandeis HS) and WR Jake Wanamaker (Central Catholic HS).

“I’ve said this many times before, but I think San Antonio is really under recruited,” Coker said. “There are some very good high school players in this area that sometimes are overlooked. We wanted to recruit San Antonio very heavily to help us build a good base of local players and then work our way out to the different areas of the state. I really think the quality of the players and coaches in this city and the state of Texas is outstanding.”

Other members of the inaugural class include ATH Corey Brite (Giddings, Texas/Giddings HS), DL Richard Burge (Houston, Texas/Stratford HS), WR Nick Garza (McAllen, Texas/McAllen HS), DB Nic Johnston (Coppell, Texas/Coppell HS), QB Kam Jones (Edna, Texas/Edna HS), WR Marcellus Mack (Giddings, Texas/Giddings HS), DL Ferrington Macon (Corpus Christi, Texas/Carroll HS), TE Jade Pender (Castle Rock, Colo./Castle View HS), DB Darrien Starling (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler HS) and LB John Walker (Humble, Texas/Humble HS).

“As coaches, it has been a pleasure to recruit this class because we have met some outstanding young men and wonderful families during the process,” Coker said. “The reception from the high school coaches we met was unbelievable. They were outstanding and very helpful, so we can’t thank them enough.”

UTSA will hold its first official practices this fall and begin play as a Football Championship Subdivision Independent (FCS/formerly Division I-AA) in 2011. The program plans to begin a reclassification period to become a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS/formerly Division I-A) Independent in 2012.



2010 UTSA Football Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Exp. Hometown (High School/Previous School)
Adams, Crosby DB 5-9 165 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
Armstrong, Brandon RB 5-8 175 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
Brite, Corey ATH 5-11 160 Fr.-HS Giddings, Texas (Giddings HS)
Brown, Brady * OL 6-3 300 So.-TR San Antonio, Texas (O'Connor HS/Texas A&M-Kingsville)
Burge, Richard DL 6-3 250 Fr.-HS Houston, Texas (Stratford HS)
Chapman, Robert OL 6-0 300 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Clark HS)
Dorsey, Chris DL 6-1 240 Fr.-HS Altair, Texas (Rice HS)
Garza, Nick WR 6-2 185 Fr.-HS McAllen, Texas (McAllen HS)
Glasco, David RB 5-11 185 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
Harris, Cody OL 6-6 275 Fr.-HS Spring Branch, Texas (Smithson Valley HS)
Henderson, Dominique DL 6-3 270 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
Holmes, Earon WR 6-5 165 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Brackenridge HS)
Hubble, Cole QB 6-3 215 Fr.-HS Bandera, Texas (Bandera HS)
Inskeep, Scott OL 6-4 285 Fr.-HS McAllen, Texas (McAllen HS)
Johnson, Chris RB 5-9 190 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (East Central HS)
Johnston, Nic DB 6-2 185 Fr.-HS Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS)
Jones, Kam QB 6-0 180 Fr.-HS Edna, Texas (Edna HS)
Leonard, Nate OL 6-2 290 Fr.-HS McKinney, Texas (McKinney HS)
Luchnick, Sean * WR 6-0 195 So.-TR San Antonio, Texas (O'Connor HS/Penn State)
Mack, Marcellus WR 6-1 185 Fr.-HS Giddings, Texas (Giddings HS)
Macon, Ferrington DL 6-0 270 Fr.-HS Corpus Christi, Texas (Carroll HS)
Pender, Jade TE 6-6 220 Fr.-HS Castle Rock, Colo. (Castle View HS)
Phillips, Drew OL 6-4 260 Fr.-HS Cibiolo, Texas (Steele HS)
Rogers, Cody LB 6-1 210 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Brandeis HS)
Starling, Darrien DB 5-9 175 Fr.-HS Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)
Walker, John LB 6-1 215 Fr.-HS Humble, Texas (Humble HS)
Wanamaker, Jake WR 6-2 185 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Central Catholic HS)

* Spring 2010 enrollee



2010 UTSA Football Signing Class Bios

Crosby Adams
Defensive Back
5-9 
·  165  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
High School Coach: Neal LaHue

Physical and speedy player who racked up 44 tackles and three interceptions as a senior despite missing three games in the middle of the season due to injury … named second-team All-District 26-5A as a junior after posting 102 stops and three picks.



Brandon Armstrong
Running Back
5-8 
·  175  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
High School Coach: Neal LaHue

Named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2008-09 … a second-team San Antonio Express-News all-area selection and first-team All-District 26-5A performer as a senior … ran for 3,860 yards and scored 47 TDs during his three-year career … rushed for 1,174 yards and 13 TDs and added 14 receptions in 2009 … earned first-team All-District 26-5A honors as a junior after rushing for 1,150 yards and 15 TDs on 173 carries … also had 21 catches for 329 yards and three TDs … netted 1,536 yards on 217 attempts and reached the end zone 19 times as a sophomore and was tabbed the San Antonio Area Newcomer of the Year.



Corey Brite
Athlete
5-11 
·  160  ·  Fr.-HS
Giddings, Texas (Giddings HS)
High School Coach: Derek Fitzhenry

Versatile athlete who played on both sides of the ball at the prep level … named first-team All-Centex by the Austin American-Statesman and was the District 25-3A co-Most Valuable Player … ran for 516 yards, recorded 28 receptions for 420 yards and scored 11 total TDs as a senior … added 52 tackles, returned two interceptions and a pair of fumbles for scores and blocked five kicks on defense/special teams … a 2008 first-team All-District 25-3A honoree … recorded 130 tackles and five interceptions in addition to blocking three punts as a junior … added 1,000 total yards of offense that season … picked off four passes as a sophomore.



Brady Brown
Offensive Lineman
6-3 
·  300  ·  So.-TR
San Antonio, Texas (O’Connor HS/Texas A&M-Kingsville)
High School Coach: Danny Padron

Transfer from Texas A&M-Kingsville who is attending classes at UTSA this spring … named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2008 … an honorable mention all-state (5A), first-team San Antonio Express-News all-area and first-team All-District 28-5A pick as a senior … recorded 45 pancake blocks and helped offense average 220 rushing yards per game that season … a first-team all-district choice as a junior and second-teamer as a sophomore … served as the President for Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years … grandfather, Bobby Maples, played 14 seasons in the AFL/NFL (Houston 1965-70/Pittsburgh 1971/Denver 1972-78) … he earned All-Pro honors in 1967 and ’74 and played in Super Bowl XII and the 1968 Pro Bowl.



Richard Burge
Defensive Lineman
6-3 
·  250  ·  Fr.-HS
Houston, Texas (Stratford HS)
High School Coach: Eliot Allen

Excellent technician who was a two-year starter … showed tremendous development during his career … a 2009 first-team District 18-5A selection … registered 58 tackles and a pair of sacks as a senior … presented with the Landrum Award, which is given annually to the district’s most valuable defensive lineman.



Robert Chapman
Offensive Lineman
6-0 
·  300  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Clark HS)
High School Coach: Lloyd Alexander

Arguably the top offensive lineman in the Alamo City the past two seasons … a Rivals.com two-star recruit … a second-team all-state (5A), first-team San Antonio Express-News all-area and first-team All-District 28-5A pick as a senior … helped lead team to a 13-1 record in 2009 while grading out at 98 percent with a pair of perfect games … first-team all-area and unanimous All-District 28-5A pick as a junior … anchored offensive line that helped the Cougars average a 5A area-best 381.1 yards of total offense, including 308.6 on the ground.



Chris Dorsey
Defensive Lineman
6-1 
·  240  ·  Fr.-HS
Altair, Texas (Rice HS)
High School Coach: Brad Dumont

A two-time all-state (2A) honoree and Rivals.com three-star recruit  … earned 2009 second-team all-state honors and was a first-team all-area selection by the Victoria Advocate … also named the District 26-2A Defensive Player of the Year after racking up 89 tackles, 16 TFLs and five sacks … added first-team all-district honors at tight end as a senior … a second-team all-state, second-team all-area and first-team All-District 26-2A choice as a junior.



Nick Garza
Wide Receiver
6-2 
·  185  ·  Fr.-HS
McAllen, Texas (McAllen HS)
High School Coach: Anthony Harris

A two-time first-team all-district selection at both wide receiver and return specialist … rushed for 619 yards and caught 23 passes for 349 yards while scoring a total of 15 TDs as a senior … added 41 receptions for 746 yards and 11 TDs as a junior … also a standout track & field performer who finished eighth in the 400 meters at the 2009 UIL 5A Championships … an academic all-state choice.



David Glasco
Running Back
5-11 
·  185  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
High School Coach: Pete Gibbens

Three-year starter who racked up 4,096 rushing yards and 37 TDs during his career … a 2009 first-team San Antonio Express-News all-area selection and the District 27-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player … ran for 1,902 yards and 19 TDs on 248 carries as a senior … earned second-team all-area and first-team All-District 27-5A accolades as a junior after running for 1,477 yards and 15 TDs … rushed for 717 yards and scored three TDs on 130 totes as a sophomore.



Cody Harris
Offensive Lineman
6-6 
·  275  ·  Fr.-HS
Smithson Valley, Texas (Smithson Valley HS)
High School Coach: Larry Hill

A second-team All-District 26-5A selection as a senior … averaged more than six pancake blocks per game and did not allow a sack … missed junior campaign due to injury … an academic all-district choice.



Dominique Henderson
Defensive Line
6-3 ·  270  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
High School Coach: Neal LaHue

Physical and agile defensive lineman who has the ability to play either tackle or end … named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2009 … earned 2009 first-team San Antonio Express-News all-area and All-District 26-5A honors … posted 48 tackles and five sacks as a senior … a second-team All-District 26-5A selection as a junior … racked up 42 tackles and six sacks that season.


 
Earon Holmes
Wide Receiver
6-5 
·  165  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Brackenridge HS)
High School Coach: Willie Hall

Possesses an outstanding combination of size and speed … hauled in 14 receptions for 327 yards and a touchdown in the first three games of his senior season before missing the final seven due to injury … a first-team All-District 28-4A choice as a junior after racking up 32 catches for 622 yards and 10 TDs.



Cole Hubble
Quarterback
6-3 
·  215  ·  Fr.-HS
Bandera, Texas (Bandera HS)
High School Coach: Larry Prince

Versatile athlete who is a Rivals.com two-star recruit … named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2009 … earned 2009 second-team San Antonio Express-News all-area honors as a return specialist and was named the District 29-3A Most Valuable Player … passed for 1,113 yards, ran for 951 and accounted for 18 total TDs as a senior … third-team all-state (3A) quarterback, first-team all-area all-purpose choice and the unanimous District 29-3A MVP as a junior … led the San Antonio area with 3,682 total yards (2,091 pass/1,591 rush) … completed 55 percent (120-for-218) of his passes with 31 TDs … averaged 9.5 yards per rush and reached paydirt 16 times … was named the District 29-3A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after accounting for 1,784 total yards (1,139 pass/645 rush) and 15 TDs (11 pass/four rush).



Scott Inskeep
Offensive Lineman
6-4 
·  285  ·  Fr.-HS
McAllen, Texas (McAllen HS)
High School Coach: Anthony Harris

Named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2009 … garnered honorable mention all-state (5A) accolades and was a first-team All-District 30-5A selection his final two seasons … averaged more than three pancake blocks per contest as a senior … also a heavyweight wrestler who placed fifth at the 2009 UIL 5A State Championships … an academic all-state honoree.



Chris Johnson
Running Back
5-9  ·  190  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (East Central HS)
High School Coach: Robert Walker

Explosive and strong runner who ran for more than 4,800 yards and 50 TDs during his three-year career … a Rivals.com three-star recruit … named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2008-09 … racked up 1,587 yards and 16 TDs as a senior … was a 2008 second-team San Antonio Express-News all-area and first-team All-District 27-5A pick … rushed for 1,520 yards and 14 TDs as a junior … earned second-team all-area honors and was tabbed the District 27-5A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore … rushed for 1,700 yards and 20 TDs on 181 carries.



Nic Johnston
Defensive Back
6-2 
·  185  ·  Fr.-HS
Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS)
High School Coach: Joe McBride

A 2009 first-team Dallas Morning News all-area choice … led one of Metroplex’s top defenses with 105 tackles (61 solo), three TFLs, 14 pass breakups and seven interceptions and was named the District 6-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player.



Kam Jones
Quarterback
6-0 
·  180  ·  Fr.-HS
Edna, Texas (Edna HS)
High School Coach: Mike Pierce

Versatile athlete who saw action at quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, kick/punt returner and punter during his three-year career … named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 300 list in 2009 … the 2009 Victoria Advocate all-area co-Offensive Player of the Year … completed 132-of-211 passes for 1,891 yards and 13 TDs as a senior … added 1,161 rushing yards and 15 scores on 162 carries … also earned first-team All-District 28-3A honors at quarterback and second-team accolades at punter … earned 2008 first-team All-District 28-3A accolades at defensive back and second-team honors at quarterback and punter … passed for 707 yards and six TDs, rushed for 389 and a pair of scores and caught 22 passes for 217 yards as a junior … tossed for 1,109 yards and 11 TDs as a sophomore … also played basketball for the Cowboys.



Nate Leonard
Offensive Lineman
6-2 
·  290  ·  Fr.-HS
McKinney, Texas (McKinney HS)
High School Coach: Bobby Reyes

An honorable mention all-state (4A) selection as a senior who graded out at 85 percent with 42 pancake blocks … added first-team All-District 9-4A accolades … helped lead team to 2,564 passing yards and 1,290 yards on the ground in his final campaign … earned second-team All-District 9-4A accolades as a junior … an academic all-state honoree who currently ranks second (out of 441) in his graduating class.



Sean Luchnick
Wide Receiver
6-0 
·  195  ·  So.-TR
San Antonio, Texas (O’Connor HS/Penn State)
High School Coach: Danny Padron

Transfer from Penn State who is attending classes at UTSA this spring … a 2008 first-team San Antonio Express-News all-area and unanimous All-District 28-5A selection … set single-season school records with 65 receptions for 851 yards and 12 TDs as a senior … also averaged 23.4 yards per kickoff return and was a standout defensive back … tabbed second-team All-District 28-5A as a junior after racking up 53 catches for 672 yards and 11 TDs … an academic all-state honoree.



Marcellus Mack
Wide Receiver
6-1 
·  185  ·  Fr.-HS
Giddings, Texas (Giddings HS)
High School Coach: Derek Fitzhenry

Earned 2009 first-team All-District 25-3A accolades at both wide receiver and defensive back … caught 39 passes for 859 yards and eight TDs as a senior … a second-team All-District 25-3A selection as a junior.



Ferrington Macon
Defensive Lineman
6-0 
·  270  ·  Fr.-HS
Corpus Christi, Texas (Carroll HS)
High School Coach: Terry Morris

A Rivals.com two-star recruit … a 2009 third-team All-South Texas (Corpus Christi Caller-Times) and first-team All-District 27-5A selection … recorded 81 tackles, eight sacks and one interception as a senior … a first-team All-District 27-5A pick as a junior … posted 32 tackles that season.



Jade Pender
Tight End
6-6 
·  220  ·  Fr.-HS
Castle Rock, Colo. (Castle View HS)
High School Coach: Ryan Hollingshead

Versatile athlete who excelled on both sides of the ball in high school … a Rivals.com two-star recruit … an All-Foothills League performer who registered 16 receptions for 221 yards and four TDs as a senior … also added a league-leading 11 sacks on defense … helped lead program to first winning season and first-ever berth in state playoffs … an all-conference performer as a junior … also an all-league performer in basketball and a state finalist in track & field (discus).



Drew Phillips
Offensive Lineman
6-4 
·  260  ·  Fr.-HS
Cibolo, Texas (Steele HS)
High School Coach: Mike Jinks

A first-team All-District 27-4A selection as a senior … graded out at 75 percent with 55 pancake blocks and helped lead squad to a 9-3 record … earned first-team All-District 27-4A accolades as a junior.



Cody Rogers
Linebacker
6-1 
·  210  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Brandeis HS)
High School Coach: John Campbell

A 2009 second-team all-state (5A) selection and the San Antonio Express-News Area Defensive Player of the Year … collected 144 tackles, including 29 for loss, and blocked five kicks as a senior … helped lead the Broncos to a 12-2 record and the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs that season … a second-team All-District 28-5A performer his junior season after posting 94 stops.



Darrien Starling
Defensive Back
5-9 
·  175  ·  Fr.-HS
Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)
High School Coach: Dereck Rush

Earned 2009 first-team All-East Texas honors at defensive back from the Tyler Morning Telegraph as well as first-team All-District 11-5A accolades … collected 33 tackles, intercepted five passes (one for a TD) and forced a pair of fumbles as a senior.



John Walker
Linebacker
6-1 
·  215  ·  Fr.-HS
Humble, Texas (Humble HS)
High School Coach: Walt Beasley

Play-making defensive player who has a nose for the football … garnered 2009 first-team All-District 19-5A accolades … recorded 113 tackles, seven TFLs, three forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions as a senior … racked up 117 tackles, including 16 for loss, and three sacks as a junior.



Jake Wanamaker
Wide Receiver
6-2 
·  185  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (Central Catholic HS)
High School Coach: Carlos Enrico

Speedy receiver who possesses great hands … a Rivals.com two-star recruit … a 2009 first-team all-state (TAPPS Division I) and San Antonio Express-News all-area selection … also earned first-team All-District 2-I honors on offense and defense as a senior … caught 44 passes for 982 yards and 14 TDs … a first-team All-District 2-I choice as a junior … caught 39 passes for 781 yards and nine TDs that season … an academic all-state performer.

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