Courtesy of Wofford Athletics
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€“ Wofford College football coach Mike Ayers announced on Wednesday the signing of 18 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent or a letter of commitment for the upcoming season.
The Terriers will welcome twelve players on defense, five players on offense and one specialist. The student-athletes are from five different states, including five each from Georgia and North Carolina, four from Florida, three from South Carolina and one from Illinois.
On defense, the five players include three linebackers, one lineman and one defensive back. On offense, the twelve players include four offensive linemen, one running back, three wide receivers, two tight ends and two quarterbacks. Also included is one kicker/punter.
â€œIt has been a lot of hard work but I think our coaches have done a great job of going out and finding the personnel that we need,â€ said head coach Mike Ayers. â€œThe guys we recruited we feel very good about academically as well as athletically. We think they are all kids that are going to be able to add to our program. There are some needs that have been met in a few positions that we deemed very important for us. We feel good where we are at right now.â€
The defensive line welcomes Jeremiah Booth (Kingsland, Ga.). Linebackers are Charquavis Bell (Miami, Fla.), Michael McCrimon (Bushnell, Fla.) and James Zotto (Libertyville, Ill.). In the secondary, Andrew Gehring (Elm City, N.C.) will join the Terriers.
On offense, the linemen are Jon Boyd (Fayetteville, N.C.), Tony Goodwin (Charlotte, N.C.) and Kane Sherrill (Mooresville, N.C.). At quarterback, Madison Burr (New Port Richey, Fla.) and Willie Favors (Lithonia, Ga.) join the Terriers. Michael Crawford (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Michael Harpe (Spartanburg, S.C) come aboard at tight end. Backs and receivers include Jeff Ashley (Brooks, Ga.), Rob Greene (Moore, S.C.), Donovan Johnson (McDonough, Ga.) and Ryan Petrea (Boiling Springs, S.C). The kicker/punter is Kasey Redfern (Jamestown, N.C.).
In 2010, the Terriers will open the season September 4 at Ohio. Spring practice will begin for the Terriers on March 1 and end on March 20.
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to Wofford College and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
2010 Wofford Football Signees
Jeff Ashley WR 6-3 180 Brooks, Ga./Whitewater HS
Charquavis Bell LB 6-1 205 Miami, Fla./Coral Reef HS
Jeremiah Booth DL 6-2 295 Kingsland, Ga./Camden County HS
Jon Boyd OL 6-3 315 Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt HS
Madison Burr QB 6-0 197 New Port Richey, Fla./Gulf HS
Michael Crawford TE 6-4 220 Dunwoody, Ga./Marist HS
Willie Favors QB 5-11 185 Lithonia, Ga./Cedar Grove HS
Andrew Gehring DB 6-2 179 Elm City, N.C./Southern Nash HS
Tony Goodwin OL 6-5 272 Charlotte, N.C./East Mecklenburg HS
Rob Greene WR 5-11 175 Moore, S.C./Dorman HS
Michael Harpe TE/LS 6-2 210 Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg HS
Donovan Johnson RB 5-8 190 McDonough, Ga./Union Grove HS
Mike McCrimon LB 6-3 205 Center Hill, Fla./South Sumter HS
Ryan Petrea WR 6-3 185 Boiling Springs, S.C/Boiling Springs HS
Kasey Redfern K/P 6-3 207 Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale HS
Kane Sherrill OL 6-2 270 Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman HS
Jared Wilken OL 6-2 310 DeLand, Fla./DeLand HS
James Zotto LB 6-2 210 Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville HS