Throughout the day today we will update this post with each signed NLI when they come in as reported by LibertyFlames.com. Check back throughout the day to see who has become the newest members of Flames Nation! We will also tweet each signee on our twitter feed @Flames_Nation.
OL Jesse Karnezis
The 6’2″ 260 lbs lineman from Asheville, NC made his commitment to the Flames early on.
OL Lucas Holder
Holder is a commitment the Flames just picked up a week ago. At 6’5″ 270 lbs he provides another big body that strength coach Bill Gillespie can help mold. Holder is from Hillsville, VA.
OL/DL Dylan Brucki
Brucki committed to Liberty back on July 22, 2012, and he held to his commitment. He was rated by Doug Doughty as the #68 prospect in the state of VA. He hails from Roanoke, VA. Brucki’s another big body at 6’5″ 295 lbs.
ATH John Nick Setterlind
Setterlind just made his commitment official on Monday night. He’s expected to play linebacker. Setterlind comes to Liberty from Asheville, NC and joins his brother on campus. His brother is not currently on the football team. At 6’3″ 230 lbs he will provide a big body at linebacker.
OL Avery Easton
The 6’2″ 275 lb lineman from Gainesville, GA adds to the list of lineman the coaching staff is bringing in.
WR Zac Parker
Parker had not made a public commitment prior to Signing Day. I had some information that led me to believe he would sign with Liberty today, and he did. Check out his highlight video on his profile page linked above, impressive speed. Parker is 5’10” 175 lb athlete from Reston, VA. He is the cousin of Wesley Scott. Parker is listed as a 2 star by Rivals.
DL Leo Hunt, Jr
Hunt was tabbed as an offensive lineman in all the reports that were public. The coaching staff is listing him as defensive lineman. At 6’0″ 285 lbs, he could be the next anchor at defensive tackle in the coming years. Hunt is from Jacksonville, FL.
QB Stephon Masha
Masha is a 2 star according to Rivals. The 6’1″ 195 lb QB comes from Austell, Georgia’s South Cobb High School. He is a dual threat QB.
ATH Nick Newman
Newman could play linebacker or safety and is a 2 star according to Rivals. The 6’4″ 210 lb athlete is one of the higher rated recruits the Flames have. He comes from Gainesville, VA and Battlefield High School.
CB Justin Guillory
Hello to the Lonestar State of Texas! Guillory is the 1st of several Texas signees today. The 6’0″ 170 lb corner is from Beaumont, Texas and West Brook High School.
DL Ja’Ron Greene
Greene and Guillory are teammates from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas. Greene is listed at 6’2″ 293 lbs.
DL Spencer Cook
Cook is the first surprise name of the day. 6’1″ 260 lbs out of Houston, TX and Sharpstown High School. There’s not much online about him through a quick search. According to Scout he was receiving interest from Air Force, Baylor, Colorado, Lamar, and Texas-San Antonio.
WR Justin Fritts
Fritts comes to Liberty from Vance High School in Charlotte, NC. He recruitment was originally led by former Special Teams Coordinator Mike Minter who is now the head coach at Campbell. It’s great that Fritts stayed true to his commitment even through Minter’s coaching change. The 6’2″ 195 lb receiver is a 2 star according to Rivals.
OL Kris Wilson
Talk about a big boy! Wilson is 6’4″ 310 lbs from Richmond, VA and Varina High School. He is a recent commit to the Flames, as they just picked his commitment up about a week ago. He was receiving interest from all the big players in the state including Virginia and Virginia Tech.
S Gary Sampson
Sampson is a 5’11” 190 lb safety from Miami, Florida’s Dade Christian High School. Sampson is another 2 star according to Rivals. He also had an offer from Florida Atlantic.
OL Blanchard Sanwouo
6’6″ 260 lbs from Orlando, Florida. Sanwouo makes the 9th lineman (offense or defense) to sign with Liberty so far today. Here’s a great write-up about him from Rivals titled “Meet 5 Incredible Young Athletes.” He grew up in Cameroon and learned to speak English by watching ESPN. A great story.
CB Tyrin Holloway
Holloway is another surprise. A 6’0″ 180 lb signee from Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas. He runs a 4.79 40 according to his ESPN profile. His senior season highlights on YouTube.
RB Toddrick Macon
Macon is a 2 star RB, according to Rivals, from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also held an FBS offer from Ball State. He is 5’10” and 210 lbs.
RB Joshua Smith
Smith is also a 2 star RB who hails from Arlington, Texas and Timberview High School. He is 5’6″ 175 lbs and could provide a good chance of pace back from the 210 lb Macon in the coming years.
DL Marc Wilson
6’3″ 245 lbs out of Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
So, that’s a total of 21 signees which could likely be a record for one signing class at Liberty. A quick breakdown:
- Seven 2-star signees according to Rivals
- 6 Offensive Lineman
- 4 Defensive Lineman
- 3 Cornerbacks
- 2 Running backs
- 2 Athletes – both could be LB
- 2 Wide Receivers
- 1 Safety
- 1 Quarterback
- 6 – Virginia
- 6 – Texas
- 4 – Florida
- 3 – North Carolina
- 2 – Georgia