Jesse Hosket, QB, 6-4, 220, French Camp, Miss./French Camp H.S./East Central CC
Will participate in the Redhawks spring drills…Started as a sophomore at East Central Community College…Ranked fifth in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges in passing…Completed 117-of-191 passes (61.3 pct.) for 1,504 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015…Averaged 222.3 passing yards per game…Played in nine games…The Warriors ranked 10th in the final National Junior College Athletic Association Football Poll after advancing to the semifinals of the MACJC Playoffs….Saw limited action at Itawamba Community College as a freshman…Completed 9-of-11 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown…Threw only two interceptions in his two-year junior college career…Attended French Camp Academy as a prep…Led the Panthers to the MHSAA Class 1A State Championship.
Zach Hall, ILB, 6-0, 245, Louisville, Ky./Male H.S. (Signed 7:01 a.m.)
All-State and All-District honoree at Male High School…Helped the Bulldogs go 15-0 and win the Class 6A State Championship in 2015…Male High School ranked #9 in the nation by USA Today…Was teammates with wide receiver Zackery Smith, who is also part of Southeast’s 2016 signing class.
Zackery Smith, WR, 5-11, 180, Louisville, Ky./Male H.S. (Signed 7:03 a.m.)
First-Team AP All-State and All-District wide receiver at Male High School…Two-time All-District honoree as a return man…Third-team member of The Courier-Journal’s All-State team who also garnered All-Metro…Finished his senior season with 48 catches for 1,040 yards and scored 18 total touchdowns, while helping the Bulldogs go 15-0 and win the Class 6A State Championship…Had eight catches for 150 yards in the state title game…Averaged 30 yards on six punt returns, including two touchdowns and a long of 75 yards…Had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Trinity…Caught 33 passes for 653 yards and nine touchdowns, and ranked second on the team in receiving as a junior…Played in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star and Tennessee/Kentucky Border Bowl All-Star Games…Was teammates with Zach Hall, who is also part of Southeast’s 2016 Signing Class.
Omardrick Douglas, OLB, 6-3, 210, Louisville, Ky./Ballard H.S. (Signed 8:01 a.m.)
Greater Louisville Coaches Association Class 6A All-District selection at Ballard High School…Was the leader of the Bruins defense while playing both end and linebacker…Ranked second on the team with 81 tackles and led the team with 14 sacks as a junior…Ballard was one game away from reaching the state championship game in 2014…Also played basketball…One of three signees from Louisville in Southeast’s 2016 class, joining Male High School’s Zach Hall and Zackery Smith.
Austin Crump, TE, 6-5, 240, Eureka, Mo./Eureka H.S. (Signed 8:03 a.m.)
Standout offensive lineman at Eureka High School…Second-Team Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 6 All-State selection…First-Team All-Conference pick…Earned First-Team All-District and Third-Team All-Metro honors…Had 68 tackles, one interception and 57 pancake blocks as a senior…Helped lead Eureka to an 11-1 record that year…Also played lacrosse.
Britt Harris, ILB, 6-0, 205, Kennett, Mo./Kennett H.S.
Garnered SEMO All-Conference honors in multiple seasons…Among finalists for the 2016 SEMOBall Football Defense Player of the Year Award…Earned First-Team Class 3 Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association All-Region accolades…Claimed first-place in the 195 weight class in the Class 2 District 1 Tournament…Became the first Kennett wrestler to earn a trip to state and won his first match at the State Wrestling Championship in Columbia, Missouri.
Jake Reynolds, K/P, 5-11, 170, Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette H.S. (Signed 8:08 a.m.)
First-Team Suburban West American All-Conference pick at Lafayette High School…Two-time First-Team All-State and All-District honoree…Ranked among the top-10 area leaders in kickoffs and punting as a senior…Kicked off 51 times for 2,983 yards, averaging 58.5 yards per kick his final prep campaign…Punted 42 times for 1,788 yards with an average of 42.6 yards per punt that season…Made 35-of-36 extra points and 4-of-5 field goals…Punted 51 times and averaged 41.2 yards per attempt as a junior…Kicked 7-of-10 field goals and 29-of-34 PATs that year.
Kendrick Tiller, K/P, 5-11, 170, Lebanon, Mo./Lebanon H.S. (Signed 8:12 a.m.)
First-Team All-Ozark Conference kicker at Lebanon High School…Played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl…Scored 140 points in his high school career…Made 33-of-36 PATs and 4-of-7 field goals as a senior…Did not miss a PAT during his junior season, making 28-of-28…Had 27-of-29 extra points as a sophomore…Kicked 15-of-24 field goals, punted 81 times for 2,569 yards and kicked off 155 times for 5,724 in his four high school seasons…Kicked a 47-yard game-winning field goal against Waynesville his junior year.
Marlon Eugene, DB, 6-0, 195, Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach H.S. (Signed 8:20 a.m.)
All-around athlete who played linebacker, wide receiver and defensive back at Royal Palm Beach High School…Played in the Palm Beach County High School All-Star Football Game as a senior…Helped lead the Wildcats to the District 13-7A title as a junior in 2014.
Victor Alvarez, OLB, 6-2, 235, West Palm Beach, Fla./Oxbridge Academy (Signed 8:22 a.m.)
Florida High School Athletic Association and Associated Press Class 3A All-State selection at Oxbridge Academy…Second-Team MaxPreps Small Schools All-American in 2015…Palm Beach Post Small Schools Defensive Player of the Year and Sun Sentinel All-Palm County Defensive Player of the Year…Anchored the ThunderWolves defensive line with 72 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior…Had 49 solo tackles and averaged 6.5 tackles per game…Made a career-high 16 tackles in a road loss to the McCallie School…Set a school record with five sacks against American Senior High School.
Justin Swift, OLB, 6-0, 205, Memphis, Tenn./Trezevant H.S. (Signed 8:26 a.m.)
Registered 157 tackles, five fumble recoveries and four interceptions as a senior at Trezevant High School…Four-time Defensive Player of the Week…Returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in the 2A BlueCross Bowl….Finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award…Was the Shelby Metro Defensive Player of the Year…Garnered All-State accolades and was named to the All-State Team…Trezevant won the Division I Class 2A State Championship in 2015.
Traionn Jones, WR, 5-9, 190, West Palm Beach, Fla./Oxbridge Academy (Signed 8:32 a.m.)
All-Gulf Atlantic Football Conference receiver at Oxbridge Academy…Had 23 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown as a senior…Finished with 463 yards and scored five touchdowns on 37 receptions as a junior…Added 13 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in his first varsity season as a sophomore…Was teammates with Victor Alvarez who is also part of Southeast’s 2016 class.
Clarence Thornton, DL, 6-3, 290, Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway H.S. (Signed 8:36 a.m.)
All-District and All-Conference selection at Ridgeway High School…Earned First-Team All-Metro honors…Played in the 2015 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game.
Nick Thompson, ILB, 5-11, 235, Malden, Mo./Malden H.S. (Signed 8:48 a.m.)
Four-year starter at Malden High School, who played with his brother, Kylus…Led the Green Wave in rushing and was the team’s top defender at linebacker…Named the 2015 Standard Democrat Football Defensive Player of the Year…Anchored a defense that allowed 21 points a game and reached the Class 2 State Championship game…Malden took second against Lamar…Recorded 124 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries and nine pass breakups as a senior…Was fourth in the SEMO Conference in total tackles…Ran for 1,462 yards and 28 touchdowns…Was selected to both the coaches and media Class 2 All-State teams as a member of the first team.
Joe Welte, ILB, 6-0, 225, Arnold, Mo./Fox H.S. (Signed 8:48 a.m.)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro selection at Fox High School…Suburban West National Division Defensive Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year…Recorded 115 tackles and three sacks for the district finalist Warriors…Finished his prep career as Fox High School’s all-time leading tackler.
Al Young, WR, 6-0, 185, Cape Girardeau, Mo./Central H.S. (Signed 8:50 a.m.)
Three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…The 2015 Carr Trophy recipient…Three-time First-Team All-State selection at Cape Central High School…Set 12 school records…Named the 2014 All-Southeast Missourian Football Player of the Year…Received the 2014 SEMOBall Awards Offensive Football Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year awards…Three-year starter…Accumulated 992 rushing yards, 771 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 8.4 rushing yards per carry as a senior…Finished his outstanding prep career with 2,635 receiving yards and 38 receiving touchdowns, both school records…Holds Cape Central records for single-season touchdowns, receiving touchdowns, yards per catch, points scored and interceptions; career marks for receiving touchdowns, total TDs, receiving yards, yards per catch and points scored; the longest interception return for a touchdown, longest TD catch and most TDs in a single game…Placed himself among state leaders in career punt return yards, yards per catch and all-purpose yards…Led the Tigers to three-straight state semifinals for the first time and the program’s only state championship appearance…Set multiple records during his first sophomore year, his first as a starter…Broke Central’s single-season record for receiving yardage…He had 41 catches for 1,226 yards and 11 touchdowns…His 29.9 yards per catch also set a new school record…As a junior, he posted 1,446 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns, and had eight interceptions on defense…Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, Kansas, Michigan State, Oregon, Missouri State and Wyoming were other schools that showed interest…Member of Cape Central’s basketball team which is currently on an 11-game winning streak and owns an overall 14-4 record…Recently scored 29 points in the Tigers’ SEMO Conference opener at Poplar Bluff on Jan. 29, 2016.
Mike Brown, C, 6-4, 300, Seffner, Fla./Armwood H.S. (Signed 8:50 a.m.)
Two-year starting center at Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida…Led his team to a combined 29-2 record and back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Florida Class 6A State Championship his junior and senior seasons…Armwood ranked 10th in the state in 2015…Played his freshman and sophomore years at Tampa Bay Tech…Entered high school weighing 270 pounds…Wants to pursue a career in sports television or be a writer…He won two scholastic national awards for his writing.
Bydarrius Knighten, DB, 6-1, 175, Tunica, Miss./Rosa Fort H.S. (Signed 9:44 a.m.)
Tallied 52 tackles, had three interceptions and one fumble recovery as a senior at Rosa Fort High School…Averaged 4.7 tackles per game…Had 65 interception return yards…Caught 17 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 17.6 yards per catch…Two-time Offensive Player of the Game his senior year…Notched 30 tackles with 19 solo stops and three interceptions as a junior.
Corey Brown, DL, 6-2, 295, Columbus, Miss./Columbus H.S./Northwest Mississippi CC (Signed 10:05 a.m.)
Played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College…Helped lead the Rangers to an 11-1 record and MACJC Conference title…Earned MACJC All-State and First-Team All-Conference honors…MACJC North Most Valuable Player as a defensive lineman…Finished the 2015 season with 25 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick…Started all 10 games on the defensive line in 2014…Was fifth on the team with 44 tackles, including 10.5 for loss…Had 10 quarterback hurries, four sacks and a forced fumble that year, as well…Attended Columbus High School…Was named to the WCBI All-End Zone Second-Team…Also a two-time All-State and All-Region selection…Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.
Brandt Selesky, FB, 6-0, 255, Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville H.S. (Signed 10:14 a.m.)
Made a transition from center to left tackle as a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School…Earned All-Tribune Football honors in multiple seasons…Three-year varsity starter…Named to the Trussville Tribune All-Area Team…Did not allow a sack in eight games at left tackle as a senior…Started 11 games at center and earned All-Area honors as a junior…Split time between right and left tackle, making eight starts during his sophomore campaign…Replaced a senior at left tackle to start the final three regular season games and a playoff contest.