Southeast Missouri is laying the foundation for a rebuild and it officially started Wednesday when the Redhawks received 22 commitments. The 2014 recruiting class marks Tom Matukewicz’s first at Southeast and these individuals went all-in to help the Redhawks begin shaping their football program “brick-by-brick.” A total of 10 players from Missouri will join the Redhawks, including nine within a two-hour drive of Cape Girardeau.
Nick Michel, OL, 6-4, 290, Poplar Bluff, Mo./Poplar Bluff H.S.
Quentin Michel, OL, 6-4, 280, Poplar Bluff, Mo./Poplar Bluff H.S.
Hunter Bledsoe, LB, 6-1, 220, Eads, Tenn./Briarcrest H.S.
Anthony Cooper, QB, 6-1, 190, Springfield, Mo./Kickapoo H.S.
Brad Ivey, LB, 6-2, 215, Shawnee, Kan./Bishop Miege H.S.
Demetrius Luster, WR, 6-0, 190, Hayti, Mo./Hayti H.S.
Craig Mackey, CB, 6-0, 175, Tallahassee, Fla./Rickards H.S.
Gavin McCrary, TE, 6-4, 240, Germantown, Tenn./Houston H.S.
Demontrail Clark, ATH, 5-10, 175, Charleston, Mo./Charleston H.S.
Connor Alexander, TE, 6-2, 220, Olathe, Kan./Olathe East H.S.
Richie Eisenhart, WR, 5-10, 175, St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell H.S.
Zach Stagner, LS, 6-0, 210, Cape Girardeau, Mo./Central H.S.
Local product out of Cape Central High School…Made 32 tackles, including five for loss…Played both defensive end and offensive guard and handled long snapping duties.
Colten Proffer, RB, 5-9, 180, Jackson, Mo./Jackson H.S.
Rushed for 1,132 yards on 135 carries at nearby Jackson High School…Caught 39 passes for 799 yards…Had 1,931 total yards as a senior…Team captain his junior and senior years…First-Team All-Conference selection and earned All-Region honors.
Jeff Teel, TE, 6-5, 220, Bartlett, Tenn./Bartlett H.S.
First-Team Class AAA All-District selection at Bartlett High School…Member of National Honor Society…Also played basketball.Kendall Donnerson, DE, 6-3, 215, Maumelle, Ark./Maumelle H.S.
Two-star recruit according to Rivals.com…Recorded 120 tackles and recovered two fumbles as a senior at Maumelle High School…Had 25 career sacks…Four-year starter…Nominated to play in Arkansas High School All-Star Game…2013 Farm Bureau Nominee for Defensive Player of the Year…All-Conference performer in basketball.
Josh Kinzer, S, 6-0, 195, Owasso, Okla./Owasso H.S.
Capped his prep career with 90 tackles and three interceptions as a senior at Owasso High School.
Griffin Pickler, QB, 6-3, 200, Colleyville, Texas/Colleyville Heritage H.S.
District Offensive Player of the Year at Colleyville Heritage High School…Had 2,522 passing yards and threw for 29 touchdowns as a senior…Brother, Clay, is a kicker at Florida State, which recently won a national title…His older twin sisters were heptathletes at Washington State.
Caught five touchdown passes and had 702 receiving yards as a senior at West Memphis Christian High School…Averaged 22.7 yards per catch and caught five touchdown passes…Registered 60 tackles, including seven for a loss on defense…Also played basketball.
Darrell Monroe, RB, 6-1, 215, Caruthersville, Mo./Caruthersville H.S.
Attended Caruthersville High School, where he was First-Team All-Region on offense and defense.