Four-start prospect by Rivals … A talented receiver and defensive back at Aliquippa for head coach Mike Warfield … Also returned kicks … Helped the Quips win the 2018 WPIAL Championship and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 3A Championship title …  Offensively, totaled 327 rushing yards and scored 24 touchdowns four different ways … The average length of those scores was 42.2 yards … Had nine scoring plays of 50 yards or more … Averaged 21.1 receiving yards on 27 catches … On defense, totaled eight interceptions, including three in the PIAA championship game … Was a huge threat on special teams as he posted eight punt returns for touchdowns, one short of the national record …  Had five returns for touchdowns called back because of penalties … Named the 2018 WPIAL co-Player of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … Chose Kentucky over Pittsburgh, Penn State and Ohio State.

List of the 21 early signees from December (bios are attached):

Name                                  Pos.       Ht.        Wt.     Cl.-Exp.                  Hometown (Previous College/High School)

Marquez Bembry             OLB        6-3       240     Jr-JC                           Stone Mountain, Ga. (Mount Vernon Presbyterian/Jones County JC)

Cavon Butler                                     DL         6-3     300            Fr-HS                      Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)

Jared Casey                                      OLB      6-3     230            Fr-HS                      Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)

Eli Cox                                 OL          6-4       300     Fr-HS                          Nicholasville, Ky. (West Jessamine)

Tae Tae Crumes                               WR       6-2     180            Fr-HS                      Louisville, Ky. (Butler)

Taj Dodson                                        DB        6-2     190            Fr-HS                      Union Grove, Ga. (Creekside)

Moses Douglass                              DB        6-2     200            Fr-HS                      Springfield, Ohio (Springfield)

Brandin Echols                                 DB        6-0     180            Jr-JC                        Southaven, Miss.(Southaven/Northwest Mississippi CC)

Jalen Geiger                                      DB        6-1     190            Fr-HS                      Columbia, S.C. (Spring Valley)

Isaiah Gibson                                    DL         6-4     300            Fr-HS                      Springfield, Ohio (Springfield)

Amani Gilmore                                 QB        6-2     200            Fr-HS                      Amite, La. (Amite)

DeMarcus Harris              WR         6-1       180     Fr-HS                          Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach)

Shawn’Kel Knight-Goff    LB           6-2       220     Fr-HS                          Louisville, Ky. (Doss Magnet Career Academy)

K.D. McDaniel                                  OLB      6-2     240            Fr-HS                      Tifton, Ga. (Tift County)

Quandre Mosely              DB          6-2       180     Jr-JC                           Brunswick, Ga. (Glynn Academy/Eastern Arizona CC)

Nik Ognenovic                                 TE         6-5     250            Fr-HS                      Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)

Jake Pope                                          OL        6-7     290            Fr-HS                      Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Nik Scalzo                                         QB        6-0     175            Fr-HS                      Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)

Travis Tisdale                                   RB        5-9     175            Fr-HS                      Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes)

J.J. Weaver                                        OLB      6-5     240            Fr-HS                      Louisville, Ky. (Moore Traditional)

Tra Wilkins                                        LB         6-0     215            Fr-HS                      Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson)

Pronunciation Guide

Taj Dodson – same as “Taj Mahal”                           Nik Ognenovic – “Oh-GIN-oh-vick”

Cavon Butler – “CAY-von”                                         Tra Wilkins – “trey”

Jalen Geiger – “GI-ger”                                             

Quandre Mosely – “QUAN-dray”                                                 

Susan Lax / Associate Director of Media Relations/Football 


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