Chadwell adds eight to cap first recruiting class at CCU

Coastal Carolina football head coach Jamey Chadwell announced the addition of eight new Chanticleers on National Signing Day, Feb. 6, who will continue their academic and athletic careers at Coastal Carolina University.

“We are excited to add even more quality young men and student-athletes to our program,” stated coach Chadwell. “Our philosophy has been and will continue to be to recruit young men that fit our program philosophy. We fell we have brought in a great class that will help fill our needs, as well as provide depth as we continue to move forward in working towards a Sun Belt Championship.”

The eight new additions join a class of 22 student-athletes that signed back on Dec. 19, 2018, during the Early Signing Day period. Listed below are Tuesday’s signees followed by the full 2019 recruiting class:

* Kennedy Roberts – Clearwater, Fla. / Clearwater Central Catholic * 6-3, 250, DL: A two-star recruit at defensive tackle by Rivals … Played three years for Clearwater Central Catholic and head coach Chris Harvey, leading them to a combined record of 32-4 over that three-year span … Led his Clearwater Central Catholic team to a 12-1 overall record and to the state semifinals of the 2018 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 3A state championship tournament as a senior.

* Terry Bennett – Jacksonville, Fla. / Atlantic Coast HS * 5-11, 195, RB: Played three seasons (2015-17) of professional baseball in the Miami Marlins organization … A three-star recruit at running back in the Class of 2015 by 247Sports … Enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January 2019 and will participate in spring practices.

* Jayden Addison – Blythewood, S.C. / Blythewood HS * 6-2, 275, OL/DL: Lettered for three years at Blythewood High School and head coach Jason Seidel … Played on both the offensive and defensive lines … Named All-Region IV-AAAA and tabbed the Bengals’ Linemen of the Year … Played in the Columbia Metro Senior Bowl for the East team.

* Payton Bunch – Pendleton, S.C. / Pendleton HS * 6-3, 195, TE/LS: Lettered and played tight end and long snapper for Pendleton High School and head coach Yon Radford … Named to the Western 3A All-Region Offensive Team … Tabbed a four-star long snapper by RubioLongSnapping.com.

* Cole Collins – Summerville, S.C. / Summerville HS * 6-1, 250, OL/LS: A South Carolina product and three-year letterwinner from Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C. for head coach Joe Call … Played tackle and long snapper … Ranked No. 4 in the state of South Carolina and No. 30 in the nation for long snapping by Ray Guy ProKicker Kicking Camps (ProKicker.com) in the Class of 2019.

* Jake Hill – Abbeville, S.C. / Abbeville HS * 6-2, 265, OL: A three-year starter and letterwinner for Abbeville High School and head coach Jamie Nickles … Part of a group of seniors that never lost a high school playoff game and helped the Panthers win four-straight Class 2A state championships.

* Drew Leszczynski – Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central HS * 6-1, 190, QB: A three-year starter at quarterback for Brookfield Central and head coach Jed Kennedy … Earned a spot on the Wisconsin Football Coaches’ Associations Large School All-State first team and on the All-Freeman team his senior year … Posted a career record of 35-5 as a starter at Brookfield Central.

* Nino Mastromatteo – Clarkston, Mich. / Everest Collegiate HS * 6-0, 175, WR: Named to the AP Second-Team All-State, Catholic High School League, All-Catholic his senior year … Four-year letterwinner at Everest Collegiate High School under head coach Michael Pruchnicki … Accumulated over 4,000 all-purpose yards in his four-year career … Older brother, Niccolo, was a four-time second-team All-Big South performer and a 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award and Post-Graduate Scholarship Award winner.

Complete 2019 Signing Class
Jayden Addison, OL – Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood HS
Myles Baker, DB – Huntersville, N.C./Hough HS
Nyronn Barr-Thomas, DE/LB – Deltona, Fla./Evans HS
Aaron Bedgood, WR – Richmond Hill, Ga./Richmond Hill HS
Terry Bennett, RB – Jacksonville, Fla./Atlantic Coast HS
Davon Bomar, DE – Havre De Grace, Md./Bel Air HS
Payton Bunch, TE/LS – Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton HS
Kieran Colahan, P/PK – Earville, Australia/University of Australia
Cole Collins, OL/LS – Summerville, S.C./Summerville HS
Luke Ellenberger, DB – Pisgah Forest, N.C./Brevard HS
Deon Fountain, WR – Valdosta, Ga./Brooks County HS
Jaden Gragg, DB – Melbourne, Fla./Eau Gallie HS
Jarrett Guest, QB – Marietta, Ga./Kennesaw Mountain HS
Jake Hill, OL – Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville HS
Quewon Hilliard, DE – Fayetteville, N.C./Trinity Christian Academy
KJ Johnson II, DB – Buford, Ga./Buford HS
JT Killen, LB – Lake Wylie, S.C./Charlotte Christian School
Drew Leszczynski, QB – Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central HS
Enock Makonzo, DB – LaChine, Quebec, Canada/New Mexico Military Institute
Nino Mastromatteo, WR – Clarkston, Mich./Everest Collegiate HS
Grayson McCall, QB – Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge HS
Will McDonald, OL – Matthews, N.C./Porter Ridge HS
Isaac Owusu-Appiah, OL – Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park Senior HS
Coleman Reich, DB – High Point, N.C./Ledford Senior HS
Kennedy Roberts, DL – Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic
Will Robertson, OL – Acworth, Ga./Etowah HS
Kameren Stewart, OL – Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork HS
Mateo Sudipo, DB – Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest HS
Reese White, RB – Sandy Springs, Ga./Riverwood International Charter School
Donnell Wilson, OL – Whiteville, N.C./Whiteville HS

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