Chants sign 25 to bolster step up to FBS, Sun Belt

ccufoot-moglia2017nsdMaking the move to the Football Bowl Series and the Sun Belt Conference in 2017, the Coastal Carolina University football program took a big step in terms of improving quality and quantity on National Signing Day.

The Chanticleers signed 25 players, including six mid-year signees who will participate in spring workouts, CCU coach Joe Moglia announced Wednesday. The class includes nine from the Palmetto State but also reflects a more national approach with players hailing from 10 different states.

The Chants also addressed their pressing need for depth at the quarterback position by bringing in Syracuse graduate transfer Austin Wilson and signing Darius Harper from Knoxville, TN. Coastal also added six offensive linemen, including Carolina Forest product Antwine Loper.

The complete list of signees are listed below:

2017 Football Recruiting Class (for Feb. 1, 2017)

Name        Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown / High School (Previous School)
Jave Brown    (So.)    DB    5-10    185    Franklin Park, N.J. / Franklin Regional HS (Lackawanna College)
Mallory Claybourne    (Jr.)    WR    5-10    175    Pittsburgh, Pa. / Sto-Rox HS (Lackawanna College)
Ryan Culbertson        LS    6-0    210    Greenwood, S.C. / Greenwood HS
Chris Evans        LB    6-2    210    Duncan, S.C. / Boiling Springs HS
Jack Franklin        OL    6-4    315    Buford, Ga. / Mill Creek HS
Darius Harper        QB    6-3    205    Knoxville, Tenn. / Austin-East HS
Seth Harrell        OL    6-3    320    Chesapeake, Va. / Grassfield HS
Tre’ High        WR    6-0    180    Columbia, S.C. / Ridge View HS
Antwine Loper        OL    6-3    280    Conway, S.C. / Carolina Forest HS
Brayden Matts        WR    6-1    185    Jacksonville, Fla. / Sandalwood HS
Michael McFarlane    TE    6-5    225    Orlando, Fla., Lake Nona HS
Jeremiah Miller        WR    6-0    175    Monroe, N.C. / Sun Valley HS
Baden Pinson        RB    5-10    195    Cincinnati, Ohio / Reading HS
E.J. Porter        LB    6-1    200    Atlantic Beach, Fla. / The Bolles School
Tay Pringle        DT    6-2    300    Cayce, S.C.  / Brookland-Cayce HS
Myles Prosser        PK    6-4    190    York, S.C. / York Comprehensive HS
Alex Spillum        Ath    6-2    180    Chanhassen, Minn. / Chanhassen HS
Cantorian Weems        DB    6-0    185    Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood HS
Will Webster        OL    6-4    285    Chapin, S.C. / Chapin HS

2017 Coastal Carolina Football Mid-year Signees (enrolled at CCU in January 2017)
Name        Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown / High School (Previous School)
Jeffrey Gunter        DE    6-4    225    Fr.    Durham, N.C. / Riverside HS
Brock Hoffman        OL    6-3    300    Fr.    Statesville, N.C. / Statesville HS
Michael Makins        LB    5-11    200    Fr.    Lithonia, Ga. / Stephenson HS
Kenneth Sims    (Jr.)    OL    6-4    305    Jr.    Simpsonville, S.C. / Hillcrest HS (Georgia Military College)
Jalin Walker        DT    6-2    300    Fr.    Laurens, S.C. / Laurens District 55 HS
Austin Wilson    (Sr.)    QB    6-2    220    Gr.    Camp Hill, Pa. / East Pennsboro (Syracuse Univ.)

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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