National Signing Day is Wednesday, and Brad Lambert and the Charlotte 49ers coaching staff is preparing to sign their third recruiting class in team history. Let’s see where things stand going into the big day.
SIGNED & ENROLLED
Brooks Barden | QB | 6’3″, 200 | Cartersville | Cartersville, GA | Rivals: ** (Early HS grad; enrolled Jan. 2014)
Nick Cook | LB | 6’3″, 220 | Butler Co. CC | El Dorado, KS (JUCO signee; enrolled Jan. 2014)
Branden Dozier | DB | 6′, 203 | Butler Co. CC | El Dorado, KS (JUCO signee; enrolled Jan. 2014)
Richard Murphy | TE | 6’3″, 240 | Butte CC | Oroville, CA (JUCO signee; enrolled Jan. 2014)
More: Profile of Early Signees
TRANSFERRED & ENROLLED
Josh Manley | DE | 6’2, 269 | Syracuse University (eligible in 2015)
Christian Asher | ATH | 6’1″, 212 | Woodberry Forest | Woodberry Forest, VA | Rivals: **
Chris Brown | OL | 6’4″, 280 | Vance | Charlotte, NC | Rivals: **
Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux | T | 6’8″, 290 | Charlotte Christian | Mooresville, NC | Rivals: **
Cam Darley | DE | 6’3″, 231 | Manning | Manning, SC | Rivals: **
Markevis Davis | DB | 5’11”, 175 | Asheville | Asheville, NC | Rivals: **
Nathaniel Davis | T | 6’3″, 250 | Stone Bridge | Ashburn, VA | Rivals: ***
Zach Duncan | DE | 6’3″, 220 | East Forsyth | Kernersville, NC | Rivals: **
Tyler Fain | DT | 6’3″, 255 | Indian River | Chesapeake, VA | Rivals: **
Juwan Foggie | WR | 6’0″, 206 | High Point Central | High Point, NC | Rivals: **
TL Ford | WR | 6’3″, 185 | Cartersville | Cartersville, GA | Rivals: **
Arthur Hart | P | Model School for the Deaf (DC) | Grafton, WI
Denzel Irvin | DB | 5’10”, 165 | Foundation Academy | Winter Garden, FL | Rivals: **
Workpeh Kofa | WR | 6’0″, 194 | Independence | Charlotte, NC | Rivals: ***
Chris Montgomery | QB | 5’9″, 158 | Burns | Lawndale, NC | Rivals: **
Mark Quattlebaum | WR | 5’9″, 165 | Cartersville | Cartersville, GA | Rivals: **
Maetron Thomas | RB | 5’11”, 170 | Stockbridge | Stockbridge, GA | Rivals: **
Najee Tucker | DB | 6’2, 195 | West Rowan | Salisbury, NC | Rivals: **
R.J. Tyler | TE | 6’4″, 230 | Wagener-Salley | Wagener, SC | Rivals: **
Tre’shun Wynn | DB | 6’0″, 170 | Monroe | Monroe, NC | Rivals: ***
DECOMMITTED (Updated 2/4/14, 12:30pm)
Tristan Butcher | LB | 6’2″, 130 | Coweta | Coweta, OK | Rivals: **
Originally committed: 6/11/2013 | Now committed to: Central Oklahoma
Butcher had pulled his commitment a few weeks back, but the Tulsa World reported last Wednesday that he would stick close to home and play for the Division II Broncos.
Jordan Carswell | WR | 6’4″, 180 | Stall | North Charleston, SC | Rivals: **
Originally committed: 10/13/2013 | Now committed to: TBD
After TL Ford flipped from K-State to Charlotte, Carswell de-committed.
Emmanuel Moseley | CB | 6′, 165 | Dudley | Greensboro, NC | Rivals: ***
Originally committed: 7/9/13 | Now committed to: Tennessee (9/10/13)
Moseley originally pledged to the Niners. But the Vols came calling, and just over two months later, he flipped his commitment.
STILL ON THE RADAR (Updated: 2/5/14, 9:35am)
Jemal Averette | DT | 6’2″, 285 | Good Counsel | Olney, MD | Rivals: ***
Other Offers: Iowa, Toledo
Averette, who will announce where he’ll play on Signing Day, has mentioned in the past that Charlotte and Maryland had been favorites, with Maryland holding the edge if they offered him. The Terrapins could still do so over the next few days; if they do, expect Averette to head over to College Park. For now he’s still on the board and a great get for Charlotte if they’re able to close the deal.
More: 3-star Md. DT offer could still be in the mix
Update: Averette has signed with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Jackson | DE | 6’1″, 231 | Apopka | Apopka, FL | Rivals: **
Other Offers: Florida A&M, Texas State
Jackson recorded 50 tackles and six sacks in his junior season, but he hasn’t gotten the looks that many have expected, even late into his senior season. He could stand to be a diamond in the rough for whichever team he chooses.
Angelo Owens | OG | 6’3, 265 | Winter Park | Winter Park, FL | Rivals: **
Other offers: North Carolina Central
The o-line already has a couple of verbals, but Owens could potentially join that group as well.
Hasaan Klugh | QB | 6’3″, 185 | Central Cabarrus | Concord, NC | Rivals: **
Other offers: Elon, Western Carolina
With third string QB Patrick O’Brien’s transfer back to UNC Pembroke, don’t be surprised to see Charlotte make a late push for Shrine Bowl participant Klugh’s services to stock up at the position–but it looks like he has his sights set elsewhere for now.