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CB KEI’TREL CLARK 5’11” 165
Clark seemed to pop onto the radar out of nowhere this past weekend, taking a visit to Liberty. Many thought he and his friend, 4-star Trayvion Land, were a package deal. He attends Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia and is the perfect example of a late bloomer in the recruiting process. He didn’t begin receiving any FBS offers until after his senior season started. As he helped lead Manchester to its first ever class 6 state championship, FBS teams began to take notice. He picked up offers from Charlotte, Marshall, Western Michigan, and Akron. He took a visit to Charlotte December 15th and was committed to the 49ers under their former coaching staff. After the coaching change, Clark de-committed. He’s also taken visits to Western Michigan, Marshall, and Kent State. Playing both receiver and defensive back, Clark collected 25 receptions for 471 yards this season. His eight touchdown receptions led all receivers for Manchester. He had 23 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 5 interceptions on defense. He earned All-State first team honors at wide receiver and second team honors at defensive back and punt returner. Virginia Tech, UMass, and JMU have also shown interest. He was ranked #2 in the country in punt returns by MaxPreps.
— Kei’Trel (Tre) Clark™️ (@_treclark) February 6, 2019
DT WILLIAM GREEN, JR 6’6″ 305
Green also has offers from Western Kentucky, Southern Miss, UAB, and others. He will have 3 years of eligibility remaining, as he comes by way of Georgia Military College. He’s originally from Albany, Georgia. In one season at Georgia Military, he had 21 tackles and a fumble recovery. He’s a graduate of Westover High School.
LB MALIK CAPER 6’1″ 225
Caper pledged to Coach Freeze and the Flames back in December, the first commitment after Freeze was named head coach. He attends Grapevine Faith Christian School in Grapevine, Texas and also had offers from Syracuse, Colorado, Texas State, SMU, Navy, Tulane, New Mexico State, and others. He actually signed in December, but it will become official now. He finished his career with 3,609 all-purpose yards, 40 touchdowns, 195 tackles, and 8 interceptions and was a first-team all state honoree. He helped lead Grapevine to the state title in 2016.
TE MICAIAH OVERTON 6’5″ 225
Overton is fresh off a visit to Liberty this weekend. The Bessemer Academy and Tuscaloosa, Alabama product also has offers from UConn, UAB, Arizona State, and several other FCS schools. His mom played volleyball at Kentucky while his dad played football at Oklahoma and is currently the athletic director at Kennesaw State. He was also all-state as a punter.
WR DEMARIO DOUGLAS 5’8″ 165
Douglas is a small, speedy wide receiver from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He had an electrifying state championship game with 4 touchdowns, a new state title game record, to help lead his team to a state title. He also has offers from FAU and UAB. He actually signed in December, but it will become official now. Douglas finished his senior season with 1,700 all-purpose yards, 1,300 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.
DT ELIJAH JAMES 6’5″ 295
James is from Iowa Western Community College. He committed to Kentucky on December 16th, but decommitted early last week. He also has an offer from Southern Miss. He recorded 57 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks this season. He visited campus this past weekend. James will have 2 seasons of eligibility remaining. During his time at the JUCO in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Iowa Western posted a 21-2 record and captured two regional championships. He’s originally from Chicago, Illinois.
OL MAISEN KNIGHT 6’5″ 300
Knight has visited Lynchburg twice, once in January and once in December. He’s currently at Ventura College and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He went to Ventura immediately following high school, after just one season he picked up numerous offers and committed to Arizona. He attended there for 2017, redshirted, and transferred back to Ventura for the 2018 season. He has 2 years of eligibility remaining. His offers included Kent State, Middle Tennessee, and UMass.
CB TAYVION LAND 5’8″ 170
Land becomes the first ever 4-star commit in program history, as the news broke late Tuesday evening. The Ocean Lakes High product in Virginia Beach had offers from just about everybody including, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Boston College, Florida, FAU, Georgia, LSU, NC State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was committed to Virginia Tech during his 10th grade year and then committed to Maryland in May 2018. He is a consensus top 20 prospect in the state of Virginia, including a #9 rating by Rivals. As a senior, he had 29 receptions for 369 yards and 7 touchdowns while also adding 122 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 19 carries.
3-star defensive tackle Marcus Harris is going with Kansas. It was between the Jayhawks and the Flames at the end.
Reed Buys has signed with Jones County Junior College. The offensive lineman had visited Mississippi State this past weekend with no word of an offer from the SEC team. He may be electing to go the JUCO route with the hopes of ending up in the SEC.
2-star JUCO DB Nakota Shepard-Creer was committed to Liberty in December, but he signs today with Lamar.
3-star DT from Colquitt County Brian Merritt had a final two of Liberty and FAU. He chose Lane Kiffin and the Owls.
As mentioned Tuesday night, Marvae Myers-Glover committed to Middle Tennessee. He has signed with them today.