For the first time ever, it is a December Signing Day! This is our Live Blog where we will update this post throughout the day as the NLI’s roll in! So, go ahead and keep this tab open and hit that refresh button frequently! In the meantime, head over to our message board to discuss the days’ events in our Class of 2018 Early Signing Period: Dec 20-22 thread. Also, be sure to check out our Signing Day Primer if you missed it yesterday.
WR Noah Frith
Frith exploded onto the scene as a senior, recording 80 catches for 1,412 yards, and 21 touchdowns. The 6’4″, 180 pound prospect was selected as the 2017 Region 4-7A Player of the Year in the ultra competitive district in Georgia. He’s from Woodstock, Georgia, where he attended Woodstock High School. He had 4 FCS offers.
Congratulations to our boy @frithnoah making his @LibertyFootball scholarship official. He’ll make the Flames burn brighter. Big things! pic.twitter.com/KLF9RX6SV7
— WHS Bball Recruit (@whsbballrecuit) December 20, 2017
WR JT Wood
Wood is a 2 star rated prospect from Creekside High School in St. Johns, Florida. The 6’2″, 200 pound receiver chose Liberty over offers from Army, South Alabama, Troy, and Western Illinois. He finished his senior season with 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named the NFFCA Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Game.
Congratulations to @jtwiv1 signing his NLI with Liberty University! @LibertyFootball pic.twitter.com/nZLuIEtS6k
— Spencer Johnson (@CoachJ1229) December 20, 2017
WR Sean Queen
Queen, the first commitment of this class, is a 2-star wide receiver from Eagle’s Landing Christian School in McDonough, Georgia. The 5’11”, 175 pound prospect also had offers from Syracuse, Wake Forest, Kent State and 6 FCS schools. He helped his team win 3 straight state championships to conclude his high school career. Queen also won an individual state title in the long jump in 2017. Both of his parents also attended Liberty.
RB Troy Henderson
A 3 star running back, Henderson, committed to Liberty over offers from Northwestern, Wake Forest, and 2 FCS schools. The 5’10”, 180 pound prospect is from Independence High School in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. He rushed for 3,289 yards during his final three seasons in high school while adding 52 all-purpose touchdowns. As a senior, he had 1,377 rushing yards while averaging 8.3 yards per carry and compiling 21 all-purpose touchdowns.
DE Austin Lewis
Michael Austin Lewis, called by the Liberty coaching staff one of the highest rated recruits in program history, is a 3 star defensive line prospect from David Crocket High School in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The 6’6″, 230 pound prospect had offers from Appalachian State, Cincinnati, FAU, Memphis, UCF, UMass, Army, Colorado State, Kansas State, Navy, UTSA, and 6 FCS schools. He is his high school’s record holder in career tackles (246) and tackles for a loss (37) while adding 12 sacks. Lewis was the Texas vs World all-star game defensive MVP.
Pleasure to get to know this young man and his family through the years. Congratulations on signing with @LibertyFootball. Go get them @stinlewis. @jeremybosken pic.twitter.com/TcqMV7S3V4
— Collin Brooks (@BCollinBrooks) December 20, 2017
DT Logan Beadles
Beadles is a 6’3″, 305 pound defensive tackle from Piedmont High School in Piedmont, Alabama. He chose Liberty over offers from Troy and 3 FCS schools. He helped Piedmont to two state championships. He finished his senior season with 97 tackles, 12 sacks, 16 tackles for a loss, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and a blocked field goal.
OL Jacob Bodden
Bodden is a 2-star prospect from legendary Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama. The 6’5″, 320 pounder touts Liberty as his only reported FBS offer, but he did have 4 FCS offers. He started 28 career games at Hoover while helping the program to two state titles.
OT Brendan Schlittler
Schlittler is 6’5″, 305 pounds who was named 1st-team all-state following his senior season at Eureka Senior High School in Eureka, Missouri. He had 76 pancakes and allowed 0 sacks this season as he helped pave the way for Michigan commit, running back Hasson Haskins. Schlittler had numerous offers, including Army, Northern Illinois, Texas State, and 13 FCS schools.
A proud day for one the areas top programs led by Coach Sumner! @EurekaFootball is sending two of its best to play big time college football. Congrats to @H2_3125 Michigan & @bschlittler24 Liberty. Job well done! pic.twitter.com/Cl8zAqIra6
— EliteFootballAcademy (@elitefootball) December 20, 2017
TE Mason Yost
The 6’4″, 235 pound prospect is Liberty’s lone tight end commit. Yost is from the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. He had offers from Army, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Texas State, and 10 FCS schools.
DB Hunter Goetz
The 6’1″, 175 pound prospect was recently bumped from a 2 star to a 3 star prospect. He had offers from Rutgers and 3 FCS schools. Goetz is the son of Chris Goetz who spent some time in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. He’s from Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, a school that has produced a ton of talent, including NFL caliber talent in the past. Geotz will graduate early from high school and enroll at Liberty for the spring semester in January. Hunter finished his senior season with 43 tackles, 26 pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble.
OG Henry Chibueze
3-star prospect Chibueze has signed. The 6’3″, 340 pound prospect from Woodbridge, Virginia also had offers from East Carolina, James Madison, Temple, Virginia, and North Carolina.
National Early Signing Day Featuring @LibertyFootball Commit @yung_boozey & @VandyFootball Commit @DjFlatOut! See You In February For National Signing Day Featuring More Of Our Student Athletes & @BallCoach34! #VikingPride? #WeBuiltDifferent? pic.twitter.com/miTlISDPmJ
— Woodbridge Football (@WBVikings) December 20, 2017
OT Jonathan Graham
Graham is 6’5″ and 325 pounds from La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. Liberty is his only reported FBS offer. His high school football coach is NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion Rod Milstead.
Congratulations to @Jonkg52 on signing to play @LibertyFootball today. The @LaPlataHS Community is proud of your accomplishments.
@Laplatafootball #TheWarriorWay pic.twitter.com/jabbE8q4vi
— La Plata HS News (@LPHS_News) December 20, 2017
JUCO DL Vincent Elefante
Vincent Elefante is a 6’4″, 280 pound defensive lineman who attends Chaffey College in California after spending 2 seasons at FCS Sacramento State where he redshirted in 2015 and played in 3 games as a reserve in 2016. He also had offers from Idaho and Southeastern Louisiana. This past season at Chaffey, he recorded 26 tackles and 4 tackles for loss in 9 games.
LB Tyren Dupree
A 4 year starter at Cherokee County High School in Centre, Alabama, Dupree is the only linebacker the Flames have in the fold so far. The 6’2″ 205 pound prospect is rated as a 2 star and he has offers from South Alabama, UAB, Samford, and Central Arkansas. Dupree played quarterback and safety in high school.
JUCO DT Devin Pearson
Pearson is a 6’1″, 315 pound prospect from Mt. San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California, but is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Liberty is his only reported FBS offer. He recorded 31 tackles as a freshman, including 2 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss. During his sophomore campaign, he added 55 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup, helping him earn all-confernce honors. He will be a mid-year enrollee for the Flames.
JUCO CB BeJour Wilson
Wilson is a 5’11″, 170 pound prospect from City College of San Francisco where he is a teammate of fellow Liberty commit Kevin Shaa. Wilson played in 19 games the past 2 years at City College, and amassed 56 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 20 pass breakups and 5 interceptions. He chose Liberty over offers from New Mexico, Alcorn State and Southeastern Louisiana.
JUCO WR Kevin Shaa
Shaa is a 5’11”, 170 pound receiver from City College of San Francisco who also had offers from Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion. In his 2 seasons at City College, he appeared in 22 games while hauling in 42 receptions for 840 yards and 7 touchdowns. He will be a mid-year enrollee at Liberty.
DT Emmanuel Cater
Cater is a 6’1″, 275 pounder from Hiram High School in Hiram, Georgia. He had 2 FCS offers and 3 from Division 2 schools. His brother, Allen, plays defensive line for North Carolina.
JUCO DB Cheapell Jones-Morris
A 6’2″, 200 pound safety, Jones-Morris signed with the Flames. He also had offers from Eastern Washington and New Mexico. Jones-Morris played his JUCO ball at Sierra College in Rocklin, California where he recorded 72 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, and 4 pass breakups. He attended high school at Foothill High in Sacramento, California.
Cheapell Jones-Morris signing his NLI with @LibertyFootball pic.twitter.com/B6h2eqwLOk
— Wolverine Football (@SierraFootball1) December 20, 2017