Stewart Adds 23 For 2019 On National Signing Day

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Head coach Mitch Stewart is pleased to announce the signing of 23 student-athletes that have chosen to further their educational and football careers at Murray State. Wednesday’s signings from National Signing Day join seven others that signed in the early signing period. There are 24 total recruiting stars represented in the 2019 class, a record in the five-year tenure of Stewart, with a four-star, six three-stars and a two-star.

This year’s class includes six defensive lineman, six wide receivers, four defensive backs, four offensive lineman, three linebackers, two athletes, two quarterbacks, two running backs and a kicker. Geographically, this year’s class had a local flair with nine signees from Tennessee and eight from Kentucky. Florida was next in line with five, while four member of this year’s class hail from Georgia. Rounding out the homes of the signees are Alabama with two and Mississippi and Illinois with one each.

Below is information about each member of the signing class of 2019.

2019 Early Signees & January Enrollees
Brandon Wharton II · QB · 6-5 · 190 · Nolensville, Tenn. (Nolensville HS)
AJ McCorkle · DB · 5-11 · 185 · Conyers, Ga. (Salem HS)
Tay Carothers · DL/LB · 6-2 · 235 · Aberdeen, Miss. (Itawamba CC)
CJ Barnes · DL/LB · 6-5 · 235 · Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville HS)
Daquon Green · WR · 6-1 · 192 · Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech/Florida)
Terrance Corbett · LB · 6-4 · 215 · Athens, Ala. (East Limestone HS/Troy)
Alec Long · LB · 6-0 · 230 · Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech HS/Memphis)

National Signing Day 2019
James Estes · OL · 6-2 · 280 · Burlington, Ill. (Central HS)
– Selected to play in prestigious Blue-Grey All-American game

Barrett Henley · OL · 6-4 · 295 · Mayfield, Ky. (Mayfield HS)
– Played in four KHSAA Class 2A title games, winning one
– Also excelled in track & field for Mayfield

Spencer Lacewell · OL · 6-5 · 270 · Medina, Tenn. (South Gibson County HS)
– Class 3A All-State selection

Beau Osborne · OL · 6-4 · 275 · Murray, Ky. (Murray HS)
– Played on an offensive line that helped score 36.7 points and 367.6 yards per game
– Also played basketball for Murray HS

Joby Jaggers · QB · 5-11 · 180 · Princeton, Ky. (Caldwell County HS)
– Threw for 2,897 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2018
– Completed over 65-percent of his passes for his career with over 5400 yards

MJ Fuller · RB · 5-10 · 205 · Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County HS)
– Tallied 730 yards on 121 carries with six touchdowns as a junior
– Named to 2017 Region 2-AAAAA first team

D’Andre McMillan · RB · 5-8 · 173 · Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland HS)
– Averaged 6.7 yards per carry as a junior, with 765 yards and eight touchdowns

Dailliss Cox · WR · 6-4 · 220 · Hodgenville, Ky. (LaRue County HS)
– Third-team All-State selection by Courier-Journal
–  Racked up over 400 yards on offense (158 yards passing, 218 yards rushing, 109 yards receiving)
– Had 50 tackles and 11.0 sacks on defense
– Also played basketball for LaRue County

Elijah Downing · WR · 6-3 · 185 · Louisville, Ky. (Ballard HS)
– Two-star rated recruit by Rivals
– Three-star rated recruit by 247Sports
– Had 521 yards on 31 catches with six touchdowns during senior season

Jake Saathoff · WR · 6-4 · 245 · Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy)
– Helped lead Centurions to 2018 Class 2A state title
– Had 303 yards on 21 catches with three touchdowns in 2018
– Had 55 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss on defense

Taylor Shields · WR · 6-2 · 180 · Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood HS)
– Racked up nearly 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in last two seasons for Haywood

Ethan Thompson · WR · 5-10 · 177 · Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS)
– Had 14 touchdowns on 46 passes with 1,263 yards as a senior
– Finished career with 91 catches for 1,905 yards and 19 touchdowns
– Helped lead Henry County to Class 5A title game

Isiah Downing · DB · 6-1 · 175 · Louisville, Ky. (Ballard HS)
– Had 26 tackles with 1.0 for loss during senior season
– Had three interceptions with 47 return yards

Dee Hines · DB · 6-0 · 180 · Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood HS)
– TFCA Class 4A All-State selection
– Named West Tennessee Offensive Player of the Year by Jackson Sun

Edwin Summerour · DB · 5-10 · 165 · Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central HS)
– Racked up 43 tackles and 197 punt returns yards as a senior
– Had 30 tackles in 20 games with five interceptions in 2017

Rahkevious Barkley · DL · 6-4 · 260 · Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson HS)
– Averaged 2.8 tackles per game his senior year, despite missing 4 games
– Averaged 3.4 tackles per game his junior year to go along with 3.0 sacks
Grayson Long · DL · 6-0 · 285 · Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach HS)
– Racked up 9.5 tackles-for-loss as a senior
– Rated as a Top 25 area prospect by Treasure Coast Newspapers

Michael McFarland · DL · 6-3 · 220 · Birmingham, Ala. (Jackson-Olin HS)
– Two-star rate recruit by 247Sports
– Ranked as a Top 50 player by Al.com

Izaiah Reed · DL · 6-0 · 241 · Elizabethtown, Ky. (John Hardin HS)
– Racked up 164 tackles with 37.0 for loss in 2018
– Had a team 18.0 sacks with eight forced fumbles as a senior
– Selected to Kentucky AP All-State second team

Larry Corbin · LB · 6-0 · 205 · Griffin, Ga. (Griffin HS)
– Three-star rated recruit by 247Sports and Rivals

Leroy Love · ATH · 5-7 · 152 · Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee HS)
– Three-star rated recruit by 247Sports

Blake Watkins · ATH · 5-11 · 161 · Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS)
– Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports
– Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals
– Averaged 118.5 yards per game for 1185 total yards with 11 touchdowns as a senior

Zaden Webber · K · 5-8 · 165 · Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS)
– Rated as a five-star kicker by both Chris Sailer and Kohl’s
– Has a field goal range of 55-plus yards
– Three sport athlete, as he also is member of wrestling and track & field teams
– Selected to play in 2018 Toyota East/West All-Star Classic

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