Chants catch 22 players on Early National Signing Day

In just the second year of the Early National Signing Day for football, the Coastal Carolina football program added a total of 22 student-athletes in the class of 2019 on Wednesday, that will continue their academic and athletic careers at Coastal Carolina University.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about our class for 2019. There are a couple of things that make me feel especially proud of the class and that is number one we spent a tremendous amount of time as a staff making sure that we were getting the types of guys with the character that we need in our program relative to our philosophy which is B.A.M. (Be A Man),” stated CCU head coach Joe Moglia. “Those are the types of guys that we have done everything we can to recruit and we are confident that we got the right guys in regards to that.”

The December signing class includes a total of 10 offensive players, including five offensive linemen, 11 defensive players led by seven defensive backs, and an international kicker/punter from Australia. Eight are from North Carolina and five hail from Georgia. Only two are from South Carolina.

2019 Early Signing Class

* Myles Baker – Huntersville, N.C. / Hough HS * 5-10, 165, DB: Four-year letterwinner on the football field playing two seasons at Hough High School for head coach Matt Jenkins after two years at Newton-Conover High School in North Carolina … Played cornerback, wide receiver and was the kick returner.

* Nyronn Barr-Thomas – Deltona, Fla. / Evans HS * 6-3, 205, DE/LB: Played for two years at Evans High School in Orlando, Fla. for head coach Vernon Mitchell … In the first seven games in 2018 as a senior, he totaled 33 tackles, 14.0 sacks, 24.0 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

* Aaron Bedgood – Richmond Hill, Ga. / Richmond Hill HS * 5-8, 165, WR: Two-star recruit at wide receiver by 247Sports … Also a two-star recruit as an all-purpose back by Rivals … An all-purpose back that played all over the field on offense at Richmond Hill High School for head coach Matt Lezotte … Four-year letterwinner at Richmond Hill.

* Davon Bomar – Havre De Grace, Md. / Bel Air HS * 6-3, 245, DE: Played both defensive end and tight end at Bel Air High School under head coach David Huryk in David Bomar his junior and season seasons … Played his first two years at John Carrol High School … Tabbed a 2018 Baltimore-area defensive player to watch by The Baltimore Sun prior to his senior season.

* Kieran Colahan – Earlville, Australia / University of Australia * Punter: Rated as a five-star punter by Ray Guy Kicking and ProKicker.com … From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where he attends the University of Australia … Kicked and worked out with ProKick Australia, which also worked with Ray Guy Award winners in Michael Dickson of Texas (2017) and Mitch Wishnowsky of Utah (2016).

* Luke Ellenberger – Pisgah Forest, N.C. / Brevard HS * 6-1, 185, DB: A two-star recruit at wide receiver by 247Sports … Four-year letterwinner at Brevard High School under head coach Craig Pritchett playing both wide receiver and safety … Listed as one of the top 10 recruits in Western North Carolina by the Asheville Citizen-Times prior to his senior season … Two-time All-WNC honorable mention selection (2016 and 2017).

* Deon Fountain – Valdosta, Ga. / Brooks County HS * 5-11, 165, WR: Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports … Also ranked as a two-star recruit at wide receiver by Rivals … Lettered four years at Brooks County High School for head coach Maurice Freeman, playing wide receiver, running back and safety … Also returned kicks and punts … A two-time 2-AA all-region selection.

* Jaden Gragg – Melbourne, Fla. / Eau Gallie HS * 6-0, 165, DB: A two-star recruit at wide receiver by Rivals … A three-year letterwinner at wide receiver and defensive back for Eau Gallie High School and head coach Chris Sands … Totaled 1,273 all-purpose yards in his high school career.

* Jarrett Guest – Marietta, Ga. / Kennesaw Mountain * 6-3, 170, QB: A three-star quarterback recruit in the class of 2019 by ESPN … Rated a two-star pro-style quarterback recruit by 247Sports … A three-year starter for Kennesaw Mountain and head coach Caleb Carmean … Holds KMHS school records in season passing yards, season touchdown passes, all-time passing yards and all-time passing touchdowns … Named to the 3-AAAAAAA all-region team his senior season.

* Quewon Hilliard – Fayetteville, N.C. / Trinity Christian Academy * 6-2, 235, DE: Lettered for four years at Trinity Christian Academy under head coach Chuck Webster in Fayetteville, N.C. … Started at linebacker and also lined up at tight end and fullback on offense.

* KJ Johnson II – Buford, Ga. / Buford HS * 6-1, 185, DB: A three-star recruit as an athlete by 247Sports and Rivals … Played defensive back and wide receiver at powerhouse Buford High School for John Ford in Georgia … Named 8-AAAAA all-region honorable mention at defensive back his senior season.

* JT Killen – Lake Wyle, S.C. / Charlotte Christian School * 6-3, 215, LB: Hails from Lake Wylie, S.C. … Played linebacker at Charlotte Christian School for head coach Jason Estep … A three-year starter on defense … Two-time all-state selection … Plans to play baseball at Coastal.

* Enock Makonzo – LaChine, Quebec, Canada / New Mexico Military Institute * 5-11, 195, DB: Originally from Quebec, Canada … Named one of 35 safeties to watch nationally in the NJCAA by JCGridiron.com … Tabbed second-team all-SWJCFC in 2018 as a sophomore.

* Grayson McCall – Indian Trail, N.C. / Porter Ridge HS * 6-3, 200, QB: Rated a three-star dual-threat quarterback recruit by 247Sports … Also a two-star recruit as a dual-threat quarterback by Rivals … A three-year starter at quarterback for Porter Ridge High School under head coach Michael Hertz … Named the 2017 Southwestern 4A Player of the Year as a junior … A two-time Southwestern 4A first-team all-conference selection (20017 and 2018).

* Will McDonald – Matthews, N.C. / Porter Ridge HS * 6-2, 300, OL: Lettered in football at Porter Ridge High School for head coach Michael Hertz … Played on both the offensive and defensive lines … Participated in the Blue-Grey All-American Combine in the spring of 2018 prior to his senior season.

* Isaac Owusu-Appiah – Manassas, Va. / Osbourn Park Senior HS * 6-4, 255, OL: Lettered for two seasons at Osbourn Park Senior High School for head coach Dan Evans in Manassas, Va., playing on the offensive and defensive lines … Made the transition to the offensive line his senior season.

* Coleman Reich – High Point, N.C. / Ledford Senior HS * 6-0, 185, DB: A three-star recruit and ranked as the No. 59 overall prospect in the class of 2019 in the state of North Carolina by 247Sports … Also rated a three-star recruit as an athlete by Rivals and ESPN … A 2018 NCPreps Pre-Season All-State Football Team selection prior to his senior season.

* Will Robertson – Acworth, Ga. / Etowah HS * 6-6, 275, OL: Rated as a two-star recruit by 247Sports … Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Etowah High School for head coach Dave Svehla his senior season … Tabbed Region 4-AAAAAAA honorable mention his senior year.

* Kameren Stewart – Irmo, S.C. / Dutch Fork HS * 6-6, 240, OL: Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 20 prospect in the state of South Carolina by Rivals … Selected and played for South Carolina in the 2018 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

* Mateo Sudipo – Wake Forest, N.C. / Wake Forest * 6-1, 185, DB: Two-year letterwinner for Wake Forest High School and head coach Reggie Lucas … A North Carolina Shrine Bowl team selection.

* Reese White – Sandy Springs, Ga. / Riverwood * 5-10, 195, RB: A three-star recruit by 247Sports … Named the 2018 Georgia 6-AAAAA Player of the Year his senior season … A two-time 6-AAAAA all-region team selection (2017 and 2018) and an honorable mention in 2016.

* Donnell Wilson – Whiteville, N.C. / Whiteville HS * 6-5, 290, OL: Rated as a two-star offensive line recruit by 247Sports … Also a two-star recruit at defensive end by Rivals.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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