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2013 Bearkat Football Signings
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Release: 02/06/2013
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A signing class that included five offensive linemen and 10 defensive players inked letters-of-intent with two-time Southland Conference champion and NCAA Division I FCS finalist Sam Houston State Wednesday.

Head coach Willie Fritz and his staff were pleased with the results of the Bearkats' recruiting efforts for 2013.

"We needed to get some offensive linemen again," Fritz said. "Those guys, generally, take a little bit of time to develop and most of the time that's size-wise. They need to get 20 to 30 pounds heavier and stronger."

With a large senior class departing from the 2012 championship, Fritz and his staff approached recruiting with a definite plan.

"One thing we didn't want to do is sign guys for the sake of signing them for numbers. We want guys who we think have a legitimate chance of playing for us," Fritz said. "Our big goal this past year was to get to the point to be a team that's spoken about as an FCS power. I think when people across the country who know anything about FCS football rattle off the top five FCS programs, I think they're going to say our name. That's good, but we still haven't gotten where we want to go and accomplish what we want to accomplish and that's bringing a national championship back here to Huntsville." 

SAM HOUSTON STATE FOOTBALL 2013 SIGNING CLASS

Rey Baltazar

OL

6-6

270

Marble Falls / Marble Falls High School

Luis Carreno

DL

6-2

255

Coppell / Coppell High School

AJ Davis

LB

5-11

215

Kilgore / Kilgore High School

Darion Flowers

WR/DB

6-0

180

Tyler / John Tyler High School

De'Chaar Greer

RB/WR

5-10

196

Waco / Midway High School

Patrick Hall Jr.

DE

6-1

250

Seguin / Seguin High School

Ragan Henderson

RB/LB

6-0

240

Rice / Rice High School

Demontrai Lewis

DE

6-3

220

Trinity / Lufkin High School

Shyon Motlagh

WR/PR

6-2

185

Rockwall / Rockwall-Heath High School

Parker Murry

OL

6-2

285

Plano / Plano West Senior High School

Forrest Reedy

OL

6-4

290

Huntsville / Huntsville High School

John Roderique

QB

6-4

200

Webb City, Mo. / Webb City High School

Aaron Sowell

OL

6-0

285

Katy / Katy High School

Tyrel Stokes

DB

6-0

175

Killeen / Harker Heights

Luc Swimberghe

K/P

6-0

185

Tyler / Lindale High School

Jacorey Washington

DE/LB

6-0

240

Aldine / Aldine High School

Sammy Webb IV

DB

5-10

170

Benbrook / Arlington Heights

Ryne Yost

OT

6-5

280

Lawton, Okla. / Lawton High School

         

Transfer

       

Tre Goodwin

OL 

6-1 

295 

Honey Grove / Honey Groce (Tyler JC) 

JaVante Mack

WR

5-7

170

Lufkin / Lufkin (Tyler JC)

MEET THE NEW 2013 BEARKATS

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REY BALTAZAR
6-6 270 Offensive Lineman
Marble Falls High School

Second team All-District 25-4A offensive lineman for coach Todd Dodge ... moved from tight end to offensive tackle as a senior ... also competed in basketball and track & field

 
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LUIS CARRENO
6-2 255 Defensive Lineman
Coppell High School

All-District 5-5A defensive lineman for coach Joe McBride ... played for district and bi-district championship team as a senior ... team defensive MVP

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AJ DAVIS
5-11 215 Linebacker
Kilgore High School

First team All-District 16-3A linebacker for coach Mike Wood ... district 16-3A MVP as a senior ... academic all-district ... 457 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, six sacks, three interceptions, and three field goal blocks ... member of state semifinalist team as a senior and quarterfinal team as a junior ... also played baseball

 
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DARION FLOWERS
6-0 180 Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
John Tyler High School

First team All-District 16-4A wide receiver and cornerback for coach Ricklan Holmes ... played for district champion and state semifinalist ... 69 receptions for 1,143 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... 64 receptions for 1,048 and nine touchdowns as a junior ... 40 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... also competed in basketball and track & field

 
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DE'CHAAR GREER
5-10 196 Running Back/Wide Receiver
Waco Midway High School

All-District 8-4A running back for coach Terry Gambill ... played on district championship team and state finalists ... 1,356 rushing yards and 493 receiving yards with 30 total touchdowns ... a threat on kick returns, averaging 47.9 yards with two 100 yard returns ... totaled 2,049 all-purpose yards ... also played basketball and competed in track & field

 
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PATRICK HALL, JR.
6-1 250 Defensive End
Seguin High School

First team All-District 27-4A defensive end and running back for coach Wayne Walker ... first team San Antonio Express Super Team ... all-area Seguin Gazette MVP ... 71 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and recoveries, and a blocked kick ... also competed in powerlifting, track, and baseball

 
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RAGAN HENDERSON
6-0 240 Running Back/Linebacker
Rice High School

Two-time first team All-District 6-2A running back and linebacker for coach Jerry Baldridge ... honorable mention All-State ... 2,109 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... also competed in baseball, basketball, powerlifting, and track & field

 
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DEMONTRAI LEWIS
6-3 220 Defensive End
Lufkin High School

Two time first team All-District 14-5A defensive end for coach Todd Quick ... honorable mention AP All-State ... team defensive player of the year ... 149 tackles, 67 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks in career ... holds school record in tackles for loss and sacks ... holds school record for 12 sacks as a senior ... played for district championship and playoff teams

 


JaVANTE MACK
5-7 170 Wide Receiver
Lufkin, Texas / Lufkin High School

Transfer from Tyler Junior College ... 47 receptions for 730 yards and four TDs as all-conference wide receiver ... first team All-District for coach John Outlaw at Lufkin ... first team All-District ... 60 catches for 901 yards, 10 touchdowns in high school ... lettered in basketball and track and field

 

 
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SHYON MOTLAGH
6-2 185 Wide Receiver/Punt Returner
Rockwall-Heath High School

Two-time All-District 12-5A wide receiver for coach Mickey Moss ... team offensive MVP ... 53 receptions for 825 yards and 12 touchdowns ... two punt returns for touchdowns ... member of playoff teams in 2011 and 2012 ... also competed in track & field

 
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PARKER MURRY
6-2 285 Offensive Lineman
Plano West Senior High School

Two-time first team All-District offensive lineman for coach Mike Hughes ... member of school's first state semifinalist team ... also competed in basketball, track & field, and wrestling

 
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FORREST REEDY
6-4 290 Offensive Lineman
Huntsville High School

Three-time first team 18-4A All-District offensive lineman for coach Shane Martin ... lineman of the year as a junior and senior ... played on playoff teams as a sophomore, junior and senior ... also competed in basketball and track & field

 
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JOHN RODERIQUE
6-4 200 Quarterback
Webb City, Mo., High School

4A Missouri Offensive Player of the year for his father coach John Roderique ... first team All-State, first team All-District, first team All-Conference ... 45-0 record from sophomore to senior years ... three consecutive 4A State Championships ... passed for 1,755 yards and 20 touchdowns ... rushed for 885 yards and 16 touchdowns ... also lettered in basketball

 
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AARON SOWELL
6-0 285 Offensive Lineman
Katy High School

All-District 19-5A offensive lineman for coach Gary Joseph ... member of undefeated State Championship team as a senior ... member of playoff teams as a sophomore, junior and senior ... blocked for one of the top high school rushing offenses in the nation

 
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TYREL STOKES
6-0 175 Defensive Back
Harker Hights High School

Two-time first team All-District 12-5A defensive back for coach Mike Mullins ... second team All-State as a senior ... two-time team co-defensive MVP ... holds school records for 252 career tackles and 20 total tackles in a game ... 140 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 28 tackles for loss in senior season

 
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LUC SWIMBERGHE
6-0 185 Kicker/Punter
Lindale High School

First team All-District 16-4A kicker and punter for coach Mike Meador ... honorable mention academic All-State ... ESPNU's 19th ranked kicker in the nation ... 83-of-86 on PAT's and 12-of-18 on field goals ... selected to FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl game

 
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JACOREY WASHINGTON
6-0 240 Defensive End/Linebacker
Aldine High School

Two-time first team All-District 18-5A defensive lineman for coach Lionell Crawford ... team most valuable player as a senior ... 70 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks in senior season ... 59 tackles, 10 for loss, and 9.5 sacks as a junior ... also played basketball and competed in track & field

 
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SAMMY WEBB IV
5-10 170 Defensive Back
Arlington Heights High School

Two-time first team All-District 7-4A defensive back for coach Todd Whitten ... played for district championship and playoff teams ... 962 rushing yards as a senior running back

 
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RYNE YOST
6-5 280 Offensive Tackle
Lawton, Okla., Senior High School

All-District 4-6A offensive lineman for coach Randy Breeze ... named district 4-6A Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Daily Oklahoman first team All-State ... also lettered in wrestling

 
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TRANSFERS

TRE GOODWIN
6-1 295 Offensive Lineman
Honey Grove High School

Transfer from Tyler Junior College ... first team All-Conference offensive lineman for coach Danny Palmer ... first team All-District for Sammy Burnett at Honey Grove

 

 

 

 

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