VALDOSTA –– After much uncertainty, the Valdosta State football program announced its 2021 signing class on National Signing Day Wednesday.
The Blazers signed 27 new players Wednesday, including three mid-year transfers.
“It’s been really exciting,” VSU head football coach Gary Goff said in a Zoom press conference Wednesday afternoon. “I can say that the administrators here on campus and the community really helped us sign this class. We didn’t think we could sign a class. We really didn’t. Everybody found a way, so we’re ecstatic about that. This recruiting cycle has just been a rollercoaster ride, still, because we can only sign so many. Then, there’s so many high school athletes who aren’t getting a chance to sign that normally would so we’re talking to those coaches as well.”
The Blazers went 10-1 in Goff’s first season as head coach and won the Gulf South Conference title in 2019.
2021 VALDOSTA STATE MIDYEAR TRANSFERS
Najeh Baker, WR, R-Fr. from Toledo
Jeremiah Campbell, OL, Graduate Transfer from Tiffin
Antwan Dixon, WR. Graduate Transfer from Kent State
2021 VALDOSTA STATE SIGNING CLASS
Marcus Anthony LB 6-0 192 Orange Park, Fla. Oakleaf HS
Three-time All-Clay County, two-time FACA All-Region. 203 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks.
Jermaine Brewton QB 6-1 200 Blackshear, Ga. Pierce County HS
3A All-State Player of the Year, 3A Region Player of the Year, three-time All-Region Player, 2020 3A state champion, four-year starter, 2019 North vs. South All-Star Selection.
Andrew Carner RB 5-8 175 Gray, Ga. Jones County HS
Region 4-5A Offensive Player of the Year, two-time All Region and All-State Offense. Rushed for 1705 yards and 29 TDs in his senior year.
Mikhail Carr DB 6-2 190 Eastman, Ga. Dodge County HS
Two-sport standout in basketball and football, 2020 Region 3-AA Athlete of the Year, 2020 Dodge County Defensive Back Award.
Keonvay Clark WR 6-0 165 Ashburn, Ga. Turner County HS
Two-time 1st Team All-State wide receiver. All-Region as a junior. Also a four-year starter on the basketball team.
Will Cooley OL 6-2 260 LaGrange, Ga. Troup County HS
Two-time Team Captain, Two-time 4A All-Region, two-time All-County, 4A All-State, Three-year starter, Blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers.
DJ Cooper OL 6-5 260 Havanna, Fla. Gadsen County HS
2020 Regional Champ, GA/FL All-Star Game Selection, Week Three Big Bend Lineman of the Week with a Grade of 98% and eight knockdowns.
Levontre Daniels OL 6-4 315 Starke, Fla. Bradford HS
Two-time All-Area, Team captain, four-year starter, Northeast Florida All-Star.
Damien Deloney DL 6-3 250 Jacksonville, Fla. First Coast HS
45 tackles, five sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries as a senior. 1st Team All-Gateway, 3rd Team All-First Coast.
Sam Edwards QB 6-2 180 St. Augustine, Fla. St. Augustine HS
Two-time All-Conference. 2019 FACA District 6-6A All District Honorable Mention. 2020 All-State Honorable Mention. First Team All First Coast. Two-timeTeam Captain. 2020 Team MVP. 2020 Elite 11 Invite. 2020 Week 5 ESPN JAX Athlete of the Week. 2020 Week 10 Saint Johns County Player of the Week. Career: 4,805 yards, 60 total TDs. Threw for 2,233 yards and 31 TDs as a senior.
Maurice Howard RB 6-1 190 Dalton, Ga. Dalton HS
Team Offensive MVP, three-year starter, 741 all-purpose yards and six TDs in eight games.
Jaylen Jackson DB 5-11 158 Stockbridge, Ga. Stockbridge HS
2020 1st Team All-Region (Region 4-5A), two-time All-State Honorable Mention, two-year team captain.
Robert Jacobs K/P 5-10 170 Blackshear, Ga. Pierce County HS
Three-time All-Region, K/P for USA National Team, All-State Honorable Mention, 2020 state champion, two-time region champion, NKR Camp Top Specialist, four-year starter.
Jordan Jones LB 6-0 185 Thomasville, Ga. Thomas County Central HS
Two-time All-Region, four-year starter, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, five pass break-ups and two blocked kicks.
Lamont Jones DL 6-3 250 Forsyth, Ga. Mary Persons HS
Three-year starter in football and basketball. 31 Tackles and five tackles for loss in eight games.
Kam Robinson WR 5-9 165 Jefferson, Ga. Jefferson HS
Region 8-4A Specialist of the Year, 4A All-State Returner: GACA & Recruit Georgia, Georgia High School Football Daily State Player of the Week (three punt return TDs, four total TDs and 325 total yards).
Dorian Smith CB 5-10 169 Fort Valley, Ga. Peach County HS
Two sport standout. Started three years in football and four years in basketball. First team all-region football.
Brett Stefan DL 6-4 250 Woodstock, Ga. Woodstock HS
First Team All-Region selection.
Treyson Speaks WR 5-11 170 Savannah, Ga. New Hampstead HS
Two-time State Champion 400m, All-Greater Savannah Team Football and track , First Team All-Region 3-4A.
TJ Spradley CB 5-10 165 Moultrie, Ga. Colquitt County HS
Second Team Georgia MaxPreps All-State, 38 Tackles, five interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks.
Charles Stegall OL 6-3 320 Hazlehurst, Ga. Jeff Davis HS
First team All-Region, two-year starter.
Anthony Trepen TE 6-3 225 Brooksville, Fla. Nature Coast Technical HS
First team All-County, First Team All-District, three-time district champion, three-year starter.
Cedric Wynn CB 5-9 160 Leesburg, Ga. Lee County HS
Second Team All-Region 1-6A, 51 Tackles, four interceptions