National Signing Day is finally here, Wednesday is the big day! Here’s an update on where the Flames currently stand with the Class of 2017:
QB Mason Cunningham (JUCO) (Early Enrollee)
The Flames picked up a commitment from Cunningham, a JUCO QB prospect originally from Shelbyville, Tennessee. Cunningham spent this past season at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi. He was 160/280 passing for 1,810 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions at Northeast, while also rushing for 185 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has 3 years of eligibility and a redshirt year remaining. He has enrolled for the spring semester.
RB Frank Boyd
The Flames picked up their 2nd commitment of the weekend from Frank Boyd. Boyd is a 5’11”, 175 pound running back from Manchester High School in Richmond, Virginia. He helped lead Manchester to the 6A state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Boyd finished the 2016 season with 1,615 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing in addition to his 175 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Boyd had numerous Division II offers, and chose Liberty over other Division I offers including Delaware State, Howard, NC Central, and Norfolk State. He also visited NC Central prior to committing to Liberty.
OL Cooper McCaw
The 6’5″, 270 pound prospect from Grapevine, Texas chose the Flames over Arkansas State and Louisiana Lafayette. To all those who have asked, he is not related to Liberty’s new Athletic Director Ian McCaw. He was one of 6 prospects to visit Liberty this weekend.
OL/DL Elisha Mitchell
Mitchell is a 6’3″, 300 pound prospect from Virginia Beach where he attends Bayside High. He committed to Liberty over an offer from Norfolk State.
OL Tristan Schultz (Early Enrollee)
Schultz is originally from Culver, Indiana where he attended Culver Community High School. After graduating from Culver, he spent this past season at Fork Union Military Academy. Schultz is a 6’5″, 280 pound prospect. He has enrolled at Liberty for the spring semester.
WR Khaleb Coleman
Coleman committed to Liberty over offers from Coastal Carolina, Florida A&M, and Youngstown State. He is a 6’3″, 185 pound prospect from Washington, DC., where he attends Woodrow Wilson High School. He had 956 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on 39 receptions this past season.
TE Jerome Jackson
Liberty picked up a commitment from Jerome Jackson. The 6’5″, 217 pound prospect was on an official visit this weekend. He attended Timber Creek High School in Forth Worth, Texas. As a senior, he recorded 27 receptions for 477 yards and 3 touchdowns. Liberty was his lone reported Division I offer.
TE Fidel Ogbeifun
Ogbeifun is a 6’3″, 220 pound tight end from Douglasville, Georgia. He also had reported offers from Florida International, Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, and Chattanooga. As a senior, he had 33 receptions for 626 yards and 6 touchdowns.
DL Jayod Sanders
Sanders attends Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida where he played linebacker, defensive end, and tight end. The 6’3″, 215 pound prospect was originally committed to NC Central before decommiting and committing to the Flames. He will play defensive end at Liberty. Sanders was one of 6 prospects to visit this weekend.
LB Remington Green
Green was the first commitment in the class of 2017 when he committed back in June. He is a 6’1″, 210 pound prospect from King George, Virginia. Green also took his official visit this past weekend.
LB Amarii’ Jenkins
Jenkins just committed to Coach Gill and the Flames this month. He is a 6’2″, 195 pound prospect from Ocala, Florida. As a senior at West Port High School, he recorded 34 tackles, had 3 interceptions, caused 3 fumbles, and deflected 2 passes.
DB Keith Best
Liberty just offered Best last week. He is scheduled to visit the Flames this weekend, the first official visit he has taken. He also has reported offers from Kentucky, Miami (OH), Southern Miss, and Tulane. Best is a 6’1″, 180 pound prospect from Tucker, Georgia. He is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in early September, causing him to miss much of his senior season.
DB Kimani Donaldson
Donaldson had an in-home visit from Turner Gill and Marshall Roberts this week. Donaldson also committed to Liberty while on his visit this weekend. The Flames are his only reported offer. He’s a 6’0″, 160 pound athlete from Jonesboro, Georgia where he attends Mundys Mill High School. This past season, he recorded 23 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 interception.
DB Aaron Pierre
Pierre is a 6’0″, 190 pound prospect from Cambridge-Christian School in Tampa, Florida. He also had offers from Bowling Green and Buffalo. He played both safety and running back in high school, but will begin his Liberty career as a defensive back.
ATH D.J. Stubbs
We haven’t been able to confirm it, but all signs point to Stubbs as committing to Liberty just before the Christmas holiday. He’s a 5’9″, 160 pound prospect from Jacksonville, Florida. He was originally committed to Florida International, but he decommitted in mid-December. He has numerous offers including Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Elon, Furman, Old Dominion, Richmond, Samford, UT Martin, and Western Kentucky. He would play wide receiver with the Flames.
Pending Offers (Not Likely to sign with Flames)
WR Bralan Fuller
Fuller also has offers from Presbyterian and North Greenville. He is a 5’11”, 152 pound prospect from Easley, South Carolina.
WR Tyshun Odom
Everything has been quiet on the Odom front for a while. He had reported offers from Old Dominion, Gardner-Webb, NC Central, and Tusculum.
TE Kris Leach
Leach visited Ohio last weekend, and he visited Western Kentucky this past weekend. Leach attends Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia.
TE Kenneth Nelson
Nelson tells us he has already taken an official visit to Liberty. He also has offers from Air Force, Jackson State, Lamar, Memphis, Missouri State, and SF Austin. He says he plans on taking other visits prior to signing day, but no word as to where those visits may be. He is a 6’2″, 215 pound prospect from Addison, Texas.
DL Brock Houston
No recent news from Houston on his recruitment.
DL R’Quan LeBlanc
No recent news from LeBlanc on his recruitment.
DL Rodshon Williams
No recent news from Williams on his recruitment.
DB Carl Robertgeau
No recent news from Robertgeau on his recruitment.
ATH Montrel Cooper
No recent news from Cooper on his recruitment.
ATH Latheron Rogers-Anderson
No recent news from Rogers-Anderson on his recruitment who decommitted from East Carolina in November.
ATH Chauncy Smart
No recent news from Smart on his recruitment.
Off the Board
DL London Lewis
Lewis decommited from Liberty and committed to Furman on Monday. The Paladins have a new coaching staff and most of their new defensive staff comes from Charleston Southern. He had offers from Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Eastern Kentucky, Elon, Memphis, Mercer, Miami (OH), Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama, Tulane, South Florida, and Western Carolina. The 6’5″ prospect from Atlanta, Georgia’s St. Pius X Catholic High Shcool committed to Liberty while on an official visit last weekend.
TE Malik Thirdgill
Thirdgill committed to Portland State this past week. He was high on Liberty’s list at tight end, and even took an official visit to Lynchburg a week ago.
RB Anthony Smith
Smith committed to Texas State.
DB Tyler Murray
Murray is a 6’2″, 180 pound defensive back from Jacksonville, Florida. He was committed to Liberty, but just this week decommitted and pledged to Troy.
LB Tah’Shim Knight
Knight committed to Charleston Southern.
WR Justin Gibbs
Gibbs has committed to Ball State.
OL Gray Davis
Davis committed to Nevada.
DL James Anderson
Anderson committed to East Texas Baptist University.
LB Patrick Johnson
Johnson committed to Tulane this week.
RB Anthony Johnson, Jr
Johnson committed to the University of West Florida.
ATH Anthony Quintana
Quintana committed to Southeastern University.
LB T.D. Blackmon
Blackmon has committed to the Air Force.
DL Kenneth Orji
Orji has committed to Rice.
ATH Travell Harris
Harris has announced his finalists are USF, Arizona, Washington State, and FAU.
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