Wolves sign initial crop of 44 players

Wolves sign initial crop of 44 players
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – Newberry head coach Todd Knight and his staff released an initial crop of 44 signees to mark Wednesday's National Signing Day, including four transfer students, 39 who played at South Carolina high schools, and one signee from neighboring Georgia.

The Wolves' signing class is loaded with Midlands talent, headlined by Gilbert running back Catriez Cook and Dutch Fork teammates Reese Nichols and Bobby Irby. In all, 10 signees are coming off of state championship seasons. Eleven of the newest Wolves made the North-South All-Star game, one appeared in the Shrine Bowl, and four more played in the Border Bowl. Six players were named Region Player of the Year, while Maleke Davis of Laurence Manning Academy was named the SCISA Defensive Player of the Year.

Additional members of this year's recruiting class may come in the days ahead. All of Newberry's signees, along with their headshots and bios, can be found at Signing Day Central. Fans can also search the hashtag #NBYFamily17 on Twitter to see graphics of each signee and send congratulatory messages to the newest Wolves.

Name Pos. Hometown
Johnny Allen RB Dillon, S.C.
Isaac Appling CB Tyrone, Ga.
Tristan Brown OL Gilbert, S.C.
Rashad Bryant WR Johnston, S.C.
Jordan Campbell DL Abbeville, S.C.
Nick Comfort OL Columbia, S.C.
Catriez Cook RB Gilbert, S.C.
Joshua Cousar DL Dillon, S.C.
Maleke Davis OLB Sumter, S.C.
Davontay Dopson ATH Hardeeville, S.C.
Sam Dowd FB Charleston, S.C.
Cameron Dunn OL North Augusta, S.C.
Josh Edwards DL Sumter, S.C.
Tyler Endsley OL Blythewood, S.C.
DeCosta Ford CB Bennettsville, S.C.
Ant Foster RB Lancaster, S.C.
Dexter Freeman RB Charleston, S.C.
Ahmad Green WR Charleston, S.C.
Cody Halloran OL/LS Fountain Inn, S.C.
Dre Harris QB Greenville, S.C.
Duane Harvin DB Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
James Haynes LB Florence, S.C.
JaQuavius Howard OLB Columbus, Ga.
Bobby Irby WR Irmo, S.C.
Keito Jordon DE Hopkins, S.C.
Jamarion Mathis WR Saluda, S.C.
Jack McDonald LB Bamberg, S.C.
Kenneth McMillan DE/OLB Bamberg, S.C.
Dalton Moran FB Florence, S.C.
Lamonzeia Mosley DE Laurens, S.C.
Reese Nichols QB Irmo, S.C.
Bryce Painter LB Inman, S.C.
Tradd Proctor K Orangeburg, S.C.
Jordan Rodgers RB Gaffney, S.C.
Kaleb Rosemond TE Newberry, S.C.
Austin Smith WR Enoree, S.C.
Sean Smith TE Summerville, S.C.
Jacob Springs OL Green Sea, S.C.
Voshon St. Hill RB Rock Hill, S.C.
Jeffery Tharp RB Columbia, S.C.
Tyler Thomas WR Boiling Springs, N.C.
Tashaun Wallace DE Inman, S.C.
Tyrese Washington DL Union, S.C.
Kevin Weber P Summerville, S.C.
Cameron Williams OL Gilbert, S.C.
Tamarique Williams DL Graniteville, S.C.
Jashaun Wilson CB Bamberg, S.C.
Greg Wright DL Newberry, S.C.