UAB football coach Trent Dilfer announces eight signees on Wednesday
UAB soccer coach Trent Dilfer almost put the finishing touches on his first recruiting course on Wednesday.
Eight players, all from high school, signed national letters of intent on National Signing Day. Another is expected, but it likely won’t come until Thursday morning. Sixteen players signed in December and 10 more scholarship recipients enrolled in the school mid-year. All together and Dilfer currently has 34 additions to his first roster.
Many wishes were fulfilled, especially on the offensive and defensive. UAB added three offensive linemen and four defensive linemen on Wednesday. Overall, the Blazers brought in six offensive linemen and eight players who will play on the defensive line.
Dilfer said the key to bringing in a quality class is approach.
“I’m more impressed with the people in the building every day,” said Dilfer. “I really think the kids saw that. When the children came into our building, they were amazed by the fact that a strong foundation was laid here. We have great facilities, we have great resources. But, more importantly, they all talked about how they looked, how the staff got along, how it felt like family, how honest we were with them. I think the best thing that came out of recruitment was that there was no sales pitch. The conversation about recruitment wasn’t, “What are we selling?” Who are you, who are we? Let’s make sure they see that and it’s authentic.”
Guerlens Milfort, NT, 6-1 – 275 – Lakeland (Florida) HS
Mason Chorak, OL, 6-5, 265, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Arizona
Jonathan Allen, DL, 6-1, 270, Jackson-Olin HS, Birmingham, Alabama.
Tyler Thomas, DE, 6-4, 230, Cottage Hill Christian, cell phone
Corri Milliner, WR, 6-2, 170, Benjamin Russell HS, Alexander Cit
Miquon Merriweather, DL, 6-1, 295, Carver Columbus (Georgia) HS
Delano Townsend, OL, 6-4, 300, Hammady Community HS, Flint, Michigan
Logan Moore, OL, 6-7, 255, San Diego (California) Lincoln HS
Connor Knight, DL, 6-3, 285, Trussville, Hewitt-Trussville HS
Emmanuel Waller, DL, 6-4, 250, Birmingham, Oak Mountain HS
Eamon Smalls, DL, 6-2, 295, Fulshear (Texas) HS
Daniel Harris, DE, 6-6, 190, Palm Bay HS, Melbourne, Florida
Everett Roussaw Jr., LB, 6-2, 215, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Georgia
James Smyre, LB, 6-2, 220, Marshall University, Columbus, Georgia
Ricky Lee, CB, 5-11, 170, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.
Jamarcus Jones, OLB, 6-4, 220, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Union, Mississippi
Chris Bracy, S, 6-1, 185, St. Paul’s Espiscopal HS, Mobile
Jalen Nettles, OL, 6-4, 300, Northwest Mississippi CC, Canton, Mississippi
Alfonzo Leomiti, OL, 6-4, 310, Los Alamitos (California) HS
Malachi Holt-Bennett, WR, 6-3, 190, Indiana University, Fairfield
BJ Hawkins Jr., WR, 6-0, 185, Navarro (Texas) JC
Amare Thomas, WR, 5-10, 180, Pinson Valley HS
Cameras Shanks, WR, 5-9, 175, Prattville HS
Jaylyn Ferguson, WR, 6-3, 160, Southwest HS, Fort Worth, Texas
Demetrius Battle, RB, West Alabama
Trace Campbell, QB, Ole Miss
Armani Diamond, CB, Auburn
Kendall Johnson, OLB, State of Tennessee
Desmond Little, OLB, LSU
Landry Lyddy, QB, Louisiana Tech
Brian Mayes, CB, Word Incarnate
William Parker, OL, Tennessee
Dazalin Worsham, WR, Miami (Fla.), Auburn
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