Signing day 2016 is less than a month away. As we continue to inch towards February 5th, here’s a look at where the Flames currently stand with the Class of 2016:
With Josh Woodrum graduating and Stephon Masha the only scholarship QB on the roster, the Flames made the position a high priority stating from the outset they wanted to sign 2 quarterbacks. Calvert had a standout senior season leading Carol City into the playoffs. He will join the team in the summer with the intention of competing for the starting job from day 1.
Yearick chose Liberty over IVY League offers and he has enrolled with the Flames for the Spring semester. Yearick had hand surgery at the conclusion of his senior season, but should be ready to go for spring practice.
The 6’4″ receiver committed to the Flames Monday night over offers from Elon, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Samford, and Murray State.
Harvey also had offers from Abilene Christian, Air Force, and Army. He was named 1st-team All-Greater Houston and All-County at wide receiver following a senior season where he had 63 receptions for 1,257 yards and 19 touchdowns. Harvey recently picked up an offer from McNeese State.
The Flames have picked up 4 pleges from offensive linemen in the class including Bounds who was named 1st-team All State following the conclusion of his senior season. sf 1st team all state ol
Burroughs has been listed at 6’4″ and 275 pounds. The offensive lineman product hails from Norfolk, Nebraska where he attended Catholic High.
Crawford was the first commitment in this class, as he committed back in early June. He also had offers from East Tennessee State, Charleston Southern, and Robert Morris.
The 6’3″, 275 pound Zapata committed to Coach Gill and the Flames over Air Force, Army, Colgate, Robert Morris, and Monmouth. He attends Paramus Catholic in Paramus, New Jersey.
Anderson committed to the Flames December 15th. Liberty was the only offer for the 6’3″ defensive end product out of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
Hamilton chose Liberty over Southeast Missouri State and Florida A&M. At 6’4″ and over 300 pounds, he could play on either side of the line, but will begin his career on the defensive line.
Evans committed to the Flames in December after being offered by Coach Gill in November. Evans is from Hallandale, Florida.
Faulks committed to Liberty in August over reported offers from Florida International, Pittsburgh, and Western Kentucky. He first landed on the coaching staff’s radar as part of the team that won the 7-on-7 tournament at Liberty last July.
McGinty is a veteran defensive back who has 2 years of eligibility remaining. He is from Texas where he spent 3 seasons at Tyler Junior College including 1 year as a medical redshirt. He will be on campus for the spring semester.
Tillmon is expected to be a 2-sport star at Liberty, playing both football and baseball. Following a succesful senior season, Tillmon was named to the All-State team.
As the Flames look to find a replacement for John Lunsford, they have picked up a commitment from Probert who recently picked up 3 stars from ESPN. Probert is scheduled to take his official visit during the weekend of January 22nd.
Allen is a defensive back/wide receiver. The Flames were the first to offer him back in April 2015, but he has picked up several offers since then including South Dakota, Alcorn State, Charleston Southern, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Southeastern Missouri, Western Illinois, and South Alabama. He was a 7-on-7 teammate of current Liberty commit Jimmy Faulks, Jr. He says he hasn’t had any contact with the Flames lately.
Byrd has a laundry list of offers including the likes of Louisville, Kansas, and Tennessee.
The Byrnes High School prospect has numerous offers including Liberty, Charleston Southern, and Eastern Michigan, who are apparently his top 3. He announced that he was going to announce his college decision on January 20th, but he recently stated he was pushing that date back.
Martin has offers from Liberty and Coastal Carolina.
Perez is a running back from Refugio, Texas. His only reported offer is from Liberty.
Wright also has offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, JMU, and Rhode Island.
Anderson has picked up offers from several FBS schools, but he still says he is considering the Flames.
Bradberry’s only reported offer is from the Flames.
He has reported offers from Liberty and Charlotte, and had a standout senior season coming off a knee injury.
Pickett picked up an offer from Kansas in October, it seems like he’s locked in on the Jayhawks at this point.
The prospect from Wake Forest, North Carolina has several offers including Old Dominion, Villanova, and Delaware.
Cowling is from Brundidge, Alabama and has offers from Southern Miss and Alabama State.
Fullwood has numerous offers including several from the FBS level.
He also has offers from Jacksonville State, Memphis, Samford, and South Alabama.
Calderon has offers from Florida A&M and Tennessee-Martin. I haven’t seen a report of an offer from Charleston Southern, but they are showing interest including an in-home visit last week.
Copes has offers from Liberty and Army. Scout has dropped 2 stars on him.
He has several offers including some FBS-level offers.
His only reported offer is from the Flames.
Cheevers has begun picking up numerous FBS offers including one from Boston College recently. He was named Florida’s 1A player of the year following his senior season.
Harrison also has offers from Delaware State and Sacred Heart. He says Liberty is no longer showing interest.
He has offers from Mercer, Charleston Southern, Charlotte, Elon, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, Presbyterian, and South Carolina State. A couple of FBS level teams have expressed strong interest, so he may be holding out to see if they offer.
With an offer from USF, the Florida native seems to have the Bulls on his radar.
The Flames just offered Hampton in December. He also has offers from Florida A&M and Middle Tennessee State.
The Flames offered Laguines last April. He also has offers from several Big South schools, but it looks like the Flames’ biggest competition for the Georgia defensive back is with Georgia State.
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