Norfolk State (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
One 757 and one 804 athlete signs with Norfolk State
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Head coach Latrell Scott added ten new student-athletes to the stable on Wednesday. The signing class included one athlete from the 757, one from the 804 and a third Virginia athlete from Roanoke who is transferring over from Old Dominion.
Three of the ten athletes are transfers from Division I FBS schools. Two other athletes are coming in from prep schools.
“I’m excited to have these guys join the program,” coach Scott said. “All of them fit an immediate or upcoming need. We spread our net on a national basis with this class more than normal due to specific needs we have. We also have room to sign three or four more down the line if we choose.”
Lake Taylor tight end/defensive end Ikeem Wright decided to stay home and play for the Spartans. Coach Scott grabbed another in-state high school talent in Kevin Gayles of Huguenot High School, who verbally committed to Old Dominion early last year before backing out of that commitment in the spring of 2019.
2020 NSU Football Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / Previous School
Jarin “J.J.” Davis RB 5-9 170 Cincinnati, Ohio / Univ. of Cincinnati
Kyler Davis QB 6-0 210 Fayetteville, N.C. / Fork Union Military Academy
Jonah Fitzgerald* QB 6-4 205 Roanoke, Va. / Old Dominion University
Baron Franks II OL 6-4 285 Greenville, S.C. / Greenville Senior HS
Kevin Gayles WR 6-0 195 Richmond, Va. / Huguenot HS
Levontae Jacobs DL 6-3 255 Salisbury, N.C. / West Rowan HS
Shawn Johnson^ LB 6-2 235 Bronx, N.Y. / Jireh Prep (N.C.)
Desmond Kelly OL 6-4 305 Harvey, Ill. / Thornton Township HS
Jeff Woods* DL 6-6 265 Fayetteville, N.C. / University of Connecticut
Ikeem Wright LB 6-1 220 Norfolk, Va. / Lake Taylor HS
– Andy Hilton