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Georgia Southern Football Receives 36 Commitments
Head coach Chris Hatcher announces his second Georgia Southern signing class
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STATESBORO- Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher announced the Eagle Football program received 36 signed commitments for 2008. The announcement came during Wednesday's press conference in the Parrish Football Center.
Hatcher announced that five of the 36 recruits signed with the program and began classes during the spring 2008 semester. They are currently working out with the team this spring. They include two Division I FBS transfers, two junior college players and one freshman.
"One area we lacked last year was depth. We took steps in the right direction last year but we lose several key contributors. I felt that was our number one priority, to sign players that have the ability to contribute immediately," Hatcher said. "Overall I thought everything went well. Southern Ambassadors, the entire Georgia Southern administration and the community really helped sell the city of Statesboro and the traditions here at Georgia Southern. Our goal every year is to get the best football players we can. With recruiting classes time always will tell, but I am excited about what this class might be able to accomplish. I want to commend my coaching staff, I thought they worked hard and did a great job signing the players we did."
2008 Georgia Southern University Football Recruiting Class
Name            Pos            Ht.        Wt.        Hometown (High School/JUCO)
David Arnold    RB            6-0        201        Adel (Valdosta)
Samair Baker    WR          5-7        170        Valrico, FL (Brandon)
Leander Barney    QB        5-8        187        Irmo, S.C. (Irmo)
Nick Bass    WR               5-11       200        Warner Robins (Northside)
Jerome Bibbins    OL         6-2        305        Warner Robins (Northside)
Victor Daniels    DB          5-8         182        Waycross (Ware County)
Oliver Davis    DB            5-8         160        Acworth (North Cobb)
Dion Dubose    LB            6-0         225        Dacula (Norcross)
Daniel Few    OL              6-4         269        Ellenwood (Grady)
Chris Gray    OL               6-5        250         Landrum, S.C. (Landrum)**
Franklin Green    RB         5-11       207         Savannah (Jenkins)
Terence Hall    WR/ATH     5-7        180         Milton, FL (Pace/Highland CC)**
Derek Heyden    DB          6-1        177        Atlanta (Marist)
LaVelle Larry    RB/DB       6-0        211       Roswell (Roswell)
A.J. McCray    DB             5-8        203        St. Marys (Camden County)
Fred Moore    DL              5-11       291        Douglas (Coffee County)
Larry Murphy    DB           5-10       165        St. Petersburg, FL (Gibbs)
David Noel    OL/DL         6-2         289        Albany (Monroe)
Darell Norman    WR/ATH  5-10       195        Lincolnton (Lincoln County/UAB)**
Darrel Pasco    DB           6-0         170        Clearwater, FL (Countryside/GMC)**
Ricky Ponton    RB           5-11        215        Tampa (Hillsborough/South Florida)**
Darreion Robinson    RB    5-9         185        Bishop (Clarke Central)
Marcus Russ    WR           6-1          195        St. Petersburg, FL (Gibbs)
Brent Russell    DT           6-2         287        Bowman (Madison County)
J.B. Shippy    LB             5-11        205        Gaffney, S.C. (Gaffney)
K.R. Snipes    DB            5-9          175        Opelika, AL (Opelika)
Tyler Sumner    WR/ATH   6-2         212        Pooler (Savannah Christian)
Jamical Tatum    OL        5-11        335        LaGrange (Troup)
Marc Thomas    LB          5-10        215        Tampa, FL (Hillsborough)
Roderick Tinsley    DE        6-3        236        Soperton (Truetlen)
Adam Urbano    RB         5-8          190        Calhoun (Calhoun)
Darryl Walker    DB        6-2          176        LaGrange (Callaway)
Gordon Warnell    OL       6-2         273        Claxton (Pinewood Christian)
Demarcus Watts    WR     6-0        200        Atlanta (Grady)
Tavaris Williams    LB      5-11       200        Hahira (Lowndes County)
Markeith Wylie    DL        6-0        286        Washington (Washington-Wilkes/GMC)

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