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Georgia Announces 2023 Football Signees



ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia football team announced the signing of 24 student-athletes to its 2023 signing class Wednesday. The complete roster of signees, as well as biographic information is included below:

2023 Georgia Football Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School

Joenel Aguero DB 5-11 205 Lynn, Mass. St. John’s Prep

C.J. Allen ILB 6-1 225 Barnesville, Ga. Lamar County

Troy Bowles ILB 6-0 205 Tampa, Fla. Jesuit

Anthony Evans III WR 5-11 165 Converse, Texas Judson

Monroe Freeling OL 6-7 300 Isle of Palms, S.C. Oceanside

A.J. Harris DB 6-1 190 Phenix City, Ala. Central

Daniel Harris DB 6-2 175 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep

Gabe Harris OLB 6-4 250 Thomasville, Ga. IMG Academy

Yazeed Haynes WR 6-1 170 Philadelphia, Pa. North Penn

“Bo” Hughley OL 6-7 300 Fairburn, Ga. Langston Hughes

Jamaal Jarrett DL 6-5 350 Greensboro, N.C. Grimsley

Kyron Jones ATH 6-0 200 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte

Lawson Luckie TE 6-3 240 Norcross, Ga. Norcross

Joshua Miller OL 6-4 310 Chesterfield, Va. Life Christian

Samuel M’Pemba OLB 6-3 245 Olivette, Mo. IMG Academy

Chris Peal DB 6-1 190 Charlotte, N.C. Providence Day Justyn Rhett DB 6-0 190 Las Vegas, Nev. Bishop Gorman

Roderick Robinson II RB 6-0 235 Imperial, Calif. Lincoln

Kelton Smith, Jr. OL 6-4 330 Columbus, Ga. Carver

Pearce Spurlin III TE 6-7 240 Rosemary Beach, Fla. South Walton

Tyler Williams WR 6-3 205 Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland

Damon Wilson, Jr. OLB 6-4 235 Nokomis, Fla. Venice

Raylen Wilson ILB 6-1 225 Tallahassee, Fla. Lincoln

Peyton Woodring PK 5-10 175 Lafayette, La. Ascension

JOENEL AGUERO, DB, 5-11, 205

Lynn, Mass., St, John’s Prep

High School: St. John’s Prep, coached by Brian St. Pierre... 247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #46 prospect nationally, #4 safety prospect and #2 prospect in Massachusetts…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #22 …named 2022 MaxPreps Massachusetts High School Football Player of the Year…prior to St. John’s, played for IMG Academy, helping Ascenders post 9-1 record in 2021 junior season.

C.J. ALLEN, ILB, 6-1, 225

Barnesville, Ga., Lamar County HS

High School: Lamar County HS, coached by Travis Ellington…selected to All-American Bowl…247sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #78 prospect nationally, #5 linebacker prospect and #4 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #103 prospect nationally, #9 linebacker prospect nationally, #3 S prospect and #1 prospect in Massachusetts …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #23 prospect nationally, #3 S prospect and #2 prospect in Massachusetts… rivals.com four-star prospect, #118 prospect nationally, #6 S prospect and #2 prospect in Massachusetts…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, helped lead St. Johns Prep to an 11-2 record and MIAA state championshipprospect and #8 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #96 prospect nationally, #1 LB prospect and #6 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com four-star prospect, #190 prospect nationally, #8 LB prospect and #52 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost four-star prospect and #6 prospect in Georgia…named to 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Super 11…as a senior, helped lead Lamar County to 10-2 record and GHSA Class A second round finish, playing at both linebacker and running back…tallied 84 tackles (36 solo) and one sack, along with 1,628 yards rushing, 99 yards receiving and 26 touchdowns…led Trojans in rushing yards per game (135.7), touchdowns and tackles per game…as a junior, led team to 10-2 record and GHSA Class A second round finish…accumulated 84 tackles (36 solo), two tackles for loss and a sack…tallied 1,628 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns on 162 carries, along with a receiving touchdown…named 2021 Region 3-AA Player of the Year…also participated in basketball and track and field at Lamar County…averaged 7.7 points per game during junior season on basketball team…qualified for GHSA State Championships in shot put where he recorded a personal record of 45-6…posted track PRs of 11.16 in 100m and 23.58 in 200m.

TROY BOWLES, ILB, 6-0, 205

Tampa, Fla., Jesuit HS

High School: Jesuit HS, coached by Matt Thompson… selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect… ranked as the #63 prospect nationally, #4 linebacker nationally and #13 prospect in Florida… PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #52 prospect nationally, #4 linebacker nationally and #13 prospect in Florida…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #37 prospect nationally, #3 LB prospect and #10 prospect in Florida… rivals.com four-star prospect, #81 prospect nationally, #3 LB prospect and #16 prospect in Florida… as a senior, helped lead Jesuit to 9-5 record … finished his senior season with 65 total tackles, 46 solo tackles, four tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries… as a junior, registered 103 tackles, 71 solo, with nine QB hurries, six tackles for loss and three sacks en route to winning the Tigers first state title in over 50 years… as a sophomore, notched 98 total tackles, 52 assists and 46 solo, with 12 QB hurries, nine tackles for loss and three sacks… as a freshman, tallied 70 total tackles, 44 solo and 26 assists, with 14 tackles for loss and six sacks… father, Todd Bowles, is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, having played in the NFL from 1986-1993 before beginning his coaching career in 1995.

ANTHONY EVANS III, WR, 5-11, 165

Converse, Texas, Judson HS

High School: Judson HS, coached by Mark Soto... 247Sports.com composite four-star prospect… ranked as the #265 prospect nationally, #35 wide receiver prospect and #47 prospect in Texas…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #252 prospect nationally, #34 WR prospect and #44 prospect in Texas… ESPN.com four-star prospect, #49 WR prospect and #71 prospect in Texas…rivals.com four-star prospect, #151 prospect nationally, #28 WR prospect and #26 prospect in Texas…as a senior, helped lead Judson to Texas UIL Class 6A DII second round finish, registering 880 yards and eight touchdowns on 66 receptions…as a junior, tallied 35 catches for 491 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries…as a sophomore, logged 270 yards on 10 receptions and a pair of touchdowns… as a return specialist, totaled 252 yards on seven kickoff return throughout his career and 115 yards on 10 punt returns.

MONROE FREELING, OL, 6-7, 300

Isle of Palms, S.C., Oceanside Collegiate

High School: Oceanside Collegiate Academy, coached by Chad Wilkes…selected to play in All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #57 prospect nationally, #7 offensive tackle prospect, and #1 prospect in South Carolina…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #33 prospect nationally, #2 offensive tackle prospect, and #1 prospect in South Carolina…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #91 prospect nationally, #8 OT prospect, and #1 prospect in South Carolina…rivals.com four-star prospect, #117 prospect nationally, #8 OT prospect, and #1 prospect in South Carolina…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, led Landsharks to 12-2 record and SCHSL Class 2A championship game…paved the way for 2,998 yards rushing and 52 touchdowns on 444 carries, averaging 6.8 yards per carry and 214.1 yards per game…as a junior, led Landsharks to 8-4 record and SCHSL Class 3A state quarterfinals…allowed for team to tally 2,295 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns on 359 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 191.3 yards per game…on defense, tallied 22 career tackles, seven tackles for loss, and six sacks…also played basketball for Oceanside, appearing in 56 career games and averaging 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

A.J. HARRIS, DB, 6-1, 190

Phenix City, Ala., Central HS

High School: Central HS, coached by Patrick Nix…selected to play in All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite five-star prospect…ranked as the #32 prospect nationally, #3 cornerback prospect, and #3 prospect in Alabama…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #18 prospect nationally, #2 CB prospect, and #1 prospect in Alabama …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #33 prospect nationally, #4 CB prospect, and #6 prospect in Alabama…rivals.com four-star prospect, #31 prospect nationally, #4 CB prospect, and #1 prospect in Alabama…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, led Red Devils to 10-3 record and AHSAA Class 7A semifinals…tallied 52 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three interception, forced two fumbles, and recovered one fumble…as a junior, led Red Devils to 13-1 record and AHSAA Class 7A state championship…tallied 31 tackles, three pass breakups, and forced two fumbles, while rushing for 172 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries…also caught two touchdowns and returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns.

DANIEL HARRIS, DB, 6-2, 175

Miami, Fla., Gulliver Prep

High School: Gulliver Preparatory School, coached by Earl Sims… 247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #155 prospect nationally, #19 cornerback prospect and #37 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #333 prospect nationally, #25 edge prospect and #67 prospect in Florida … ESPN.com four-star prospect, #157 prospect nationally, #16 CB prospect and #37 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #230 prospect nationally, #29 CB prospect and #40 prospect in Florida…as a senior, helped lead the Raiders to a 5-5 record and FHSA playoff berth…tallied 49 tackles with 1 tackle for loss, 2 interceptions, and a pass break-up… also tallied 93 kickoff return yards… as a junior, helped lead the Raiders to an 11-2 record and FHSA Class 4A second round…credited with 37 tackles with 2 tackles for loss, an interception, and two pass breakups…named to Miami Herald All-Dade 5A-IND third-team… clocked a verified 10.74 100-meter in spring 2021… took sixth in the 200m and eighth in the 100m at the FHSA Class 2A state track meet as a sophomore… brother, Donell Harris, played defensive end for Texas A&M.

GABE HARRIS, OLB, 6-4, 250

Thomasville, Ga., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Ben Bartlett…selected to Under Armour All-America Game…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #88 prospect nationally, #15 edge prospect and #19 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #75 prospect nationally, #8 edge prospect and #5 prospect in Georgia … ESPN.com four-star prospect, #100 prospect nationally, #12 DL prospect and #25 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com four-star prospect, #42 prospect nationally, #5 defensive lineman prospect and #11 prospect in Georgia… DawgPost four-star prospect…transferred to IMG Academy from Valdosta HS for senior season… featured in 7-on-7 workouts with Team DOMO in the winter circuit… as a senior, played in three games for the IMG Crusaders… credited 11 tackles with three tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, and an interception…as a junior, tallied 45 tackles with 11.5 tackles for loss at Thomas County Central HS…also credited seven sacks and 4 quarterback hurries… blocked a field goal… as a sophomore, registered 31 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.

YAZEED HAYNES, WR, 6-1, 170

Philadelphia, Pa., North Penn HS

High School: North Penn HS, coached by Dick Beck...247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #295 prospect nationally, #40 wide receiver prospect and #5 prospect in Pennsylvania…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #257 prospect nationally, #35 WR prospect and #5 prospect in Pennsylvania …ESPN.com three-star prospect, #70 WR prospect and #14 prospect in Pennsylvania…rivals.com four-star prospect, #219 prospect nationally, #32 WR prospect and #3 prospect in Pennsylvania…DawgPost three-star prospect…as a senior, helped lead North Penn to a 6-6 record…prior to North Penn, played at Neumann-Goretti HS in 2021 junior season and helped lead Saints to 12-2 record and PIAA Class 3A state semifinals…also played for Germantown Academy (Pa.).

JONATHAN “BO” HUGHLEY, OL, 6-7, 290

Fairburn, Ga., Langston Hughes HS

High School: Langston Hughes HS, coached by Daniel Williams…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #127 prospect nationally, #11 offensive tackle prospect and #8 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #65 prospect nationally, #9 OT prospect and #4 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #108 prospect nationally, #10 OT prospect and #8 prospect in Georgia… rivals.com four-star prospect, #172 prospect nationally, #14 OT prospect and #12 prospect in Georgia… DawgPost four-star prospect and #9 prospect in Georgia…named to 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Super 11, the first honoree in Langston Hughes history…as a senior, helped lead the Mustangs to a 15-0 record and GHSA Class 6A state championship…paved the way for a Panthers offense that tallied 3,191 yards rushing and 4,141 yards rushing…named to Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class 6A first team offensive team as a sophomore, junior and senior…as a junior, led Panthers to 13-2 record and GHSA Class 6A state championship game…helped offense tally 2,833 yards rushing and 2,668 yards passing…also played basketball for Langston Hughes.

JAMAAL JARRETT, DL, 6-5, 350

Greensboro, N.C., Grimsley HS

High School: Grimsley HS, coached by Darryl Brown... selected to play in All-American Bowl…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect… ranked as the #172 prospect nationally, #23 defensive lineman prospect and #4 prospect in North Carolina…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #397 prospect nationally, #55 DL prospect and #13 prospect in North Carolina … ESPN.com three-star prospect, #29 DT prospect and #16 prospect in North Carolina… rivals.com four-star prospect, #66 prospect nationally, #5 DL prospect and #2 prospect in North Carolina… as a senior, helped lead Grimsley to 15-1 record and NCHSAA state runner-up finish… finished his senior season with 63 total tackles (all solo), 18 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, an interception and a sack… as a junior, registered 30 total tackles, with nine tackles for loss and a QB hurry.

KYRON JONES, ATH, 6-0, 200

Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Christian

High School: Charlotte Christian, coached by Jason Estep…247Sports.com composite three-star recruit…ranked as the #647 prospect nationally, #46 running back prospect and #21 prospect in North Carolina…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #42 RB prospect and #18 prospect in North Carolina…rivals.com three-star prospect…as a senior, helped the Knights to a 10-3 record and a NCISAA State Runner Up title…led the Knights in rushing yards (112.2), touchdowns (19) and rushing touchdowns (16)…two-time NCISAA State Champion…won 2021 NCISAA 4x200 Track and Field state championship…won 2022 Track and Field State Champion in the 100m and 200m…set school and state record in the 100m (10.60)…set school record in 200m (21.60).

LAWSON LUCKIE, TE, 6-3, 240

Norcross, Ga., Norcross HS

High School: Norcross HS, coached by Keith Maloof…selected to All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #147 prospect nationally, #8 tight end prospect and #11 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #230 prospect nationally, #13 TE prospect and #23 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #249 prospect nationally, #8 TE prospect and #21 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com four-star prospect, #222 prospect nationally, #11 TE prospect and #44 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost four-star prospect and #30 prospect in Georgia…finished career with 14 receiving touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns…as a senior, helped lead Norcross to 8-4 record and GHSA Class 7A second round finish…tallied 728 all-purpose yards as tight end and kick returner for Blue Devils…as a junior, helped Blue Devils post 8-4 record and GHSA Class 7A second round finish…posted 390 all-purpose yards, including 33 receptions for 358 yards and three touchdowns…as a sophomore, helped Norcross finish 13-1 and reach GHSA Class 7A semifinals…also played at defensive end during freshman and sophomore seasons…father, Mike Luckie, lettered for Georgia at linebacker from 1996-98…triplet uncles, Dustin and Miles, also lettered at linebacker and offensive lineman.

JOSHUA MILLER, OL, 6-4, 310

Chesterfield, Va., Life Christian Academy

High School: Life Christian Academy, coached by Charles Scott…247sports.com composite three-star prospect…ranked as the #638 prospect nationally, #48 interior offensive line prospect and #14 prospect in Virginia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #488 prospect nationally, #76 IOL prospect and #11 prospect in Virginia … ESPN.com three-star prospect, #19 IOL prospect and #8 prospect in Virginia…rivals.com three-star prospect, #42 IOL prospect and #6 prospect in Virginia… DawgPost three-star prospect…captain of high school team...named to 2020 MaxPreps High School Sophomore All-America Team.

SAMUEL M’PEMBA, OLB, 6-3, 245

Olivette, Mo., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Billy Miller…selected to Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com composite five-star prospect…ranked as the #36 prospect nationally, #6 edge prospect and #9 prospect in Florida… PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #12 prospect nationally, #2 edge prospect and #5 prospect in Florida … ESPN.com four-star prospect, #29 prospect nationally, #2 edge prospect and #7 prospect in Florida… rivals.com five-star prospect, #8 nationally, #1 edge prospect and #2 prospect in Florida…as a senior, helped lead IMG to an 8-1 record…registered 36 tackles, 24 solo and 12 assists, with 14 TFLs and 4.5 sacks during senior season.

CHRIS PEAL, DB, 6-1, 190

Charlotte, N.C., Providence Day School

High School: Providence Day School, coached by Chad Grier…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #199 prospect nationally, #24 cornerback prospect and #6 prospect in North Carolina…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #446 prospect nationally, #51 CB prospect and #16 prospect in North Carolina …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #211 prospect nationally, #29 CB prospect and #6 prospect in North Carolina…rivals.com four-star prospect, #16 CB prospect and #8 prospect in North Carolina…tallied 123 career tackles, three interceptions, 40 passes defended and recovered three fumbles…on offense, rushed 246 times for 1,919 yards and caught 48 passes for 556 yards, while accumulating 36 touchdowns…as a senior, led Chargers to 12-1 record and second-consecutive NCISA DI state championship…posted 37 tackles, two tackles for loss, and blocked field goal, rushed for 1,092 yards on 121 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns…as a junior, led Chargers to 8-3 record and NCISA DI state championship…tallied 56 tackles, two interceptions, recovered three fumbles and blocked punt…rushed for 682 yards and nine touchdowns on 111 carries, while catching 22 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns…also played competed in track and junior varsity basketball for Providence Day…finished third in long jump at 2021 and 2022 NCISA state championships.

JUSTYN RHETT, DB, 6-0, 190

Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman

High School: Bishop Gorman, coached by Brent Browner…selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #271 prospect nationally, #30 cornerback prospect and #2 prospect in Nevada…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #70 prospect nationally, #7 CB prospect and #2 prospect in Nevada …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #187 prospect nationally, #22 CB prospect and #2 prospect in Nevada…rivals.com four-star prospect, #210 prospect nationally, #25 CB prospect and #2 prospect in Nevada…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, helped the Gaels to a 13-1 season and NIAA Class 5A state championship…helped Bishop Gorman to tally 611 tackles and 57 sacks for the season…notched 14 tackles for the Gaels in his senior season.

RODERICK ROBINSON II, RB, 6-0, 235

Imperial, Calif., Lincoln HS

High School: Lincoln HS, coached by David Dunn…247sports composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #204 prospect nationally, #13 running back prospect and #14 prospect in California…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #420 prospect nationally, #30 RB prospect and #27 prospect in California …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #292 prospect nationally, #21 RB prospect and #22 prospect in California…rivals.com four-star prospect, #56 prospect nationally, #3 RB prospect and #5 prospect in California… named 2022 SBLive Sports National All-Star…as a senior, helped lead Lincoln to a 13-1 record, Western League Title, San Diego Section Open Division Title, CIF DI-AA Southern California Regional Title, and CIF DI-AA State Title…tied the CIF State Championship record with four touchdowns against De La Salle…finished his senior season with 2,378 yards and 39 touchdowns on 217 carries…led the Hornets in total points, total touchdowns, and rushing yards…named 2022 MaxPreps California High School Football Player of the Year…named the MaxPreps “Stat Freak of the Week” after rushing for 476 yards and 8 touchdowns on 32 carries against Mater Dei Catholic…invited to the 2022 Rivals Camp Series in Los Angeles where he earned running back MVP…invited to the 2022 SoCal Under Armour Next All-America Camp where he was named a top performer by On3.com and 247sports.com…first player from Lincoln to be named the Prep Pigskin Report 2022 San Diego Offensive Player of the Year and the Silver Pigskin Player of the Year Award Winner…as a junior, rushed for 1273 yards and 17 touchdowns on 185 carries across 11 games…also competed in track, where he competed in 400-meter.

KELTON SMITH, JR., OL, 6-4, 330

Columbus, Ga., Carver HS

High School: Carver HS, coached by Darren Miles…selected to All-American Bowl…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect….ranked as the #224 prospect nationally, #11 interior offensive line prospect and #19 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #254 prospect nationally, #33 IOL prospect and #26 prospect in Georgia … ESPN.com four-star prospect, #255 prospect nationally, #23 IOL prospect and #22 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com three-star prospect, #56 IOL prospect and #60 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost four-star prospect and #23 prospect in Georgia…as a senior, helped lead the Tigers to a 9-4 record and GHSA Class 3A semifinals…paved the way for Carver offense that tallied 2,403 yards rushing and averaged 200.3 yard per game…as a junior, led Tigers to 12-2 record and GHSA Class 4A state championship game…helped rushing attack post 4,044 yards and average 288.9 yards per game…also competed in shot put and discus on Carver track and field team…finished second in shot put at 2021 GHSA Class 4A state championships.

PEARCE SPURLIN III, TE, 6-7, 240

Rosemary Beach, Fla., South Walton HS

High School: South Walton HS, coached by Phil Tisa...selected to All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #104 prospect nationally, #3 tight end prospect and #25 prospect in Florida...PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #63 prospect nationally, #3 TE prospect and #15 prospect in Florida… ESPN.com four-star prospect, #163 prospect nationally, #5 TE prospect and #41 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #72 prospect nationally, #2 TE prospect and #15 prospect in Florida…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, helped lead South Walton to a 6-5 record and FHSAA Class 2S playoffs…as a senior, registered 6 receptions for 132 yards and three touchdowns in two games...as a junior, tallied 74 catches for 1,404 yards, and 20 touchdowns…also played basketball and lacrosse...as a senior, is currently averaging 10 points and seven rebounds for basketball team…as a junior, scored 26 goals in 15 games for varsity lacrosse team.

TYLER WILLIAMS, WR, 6-3, 205

Lakeland, Fla., Lakeland HS

High School: Lakeland HS, coached by Bill Castle…selected to Under Armour All-America Game…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #85 prospect nationally, #14 wide receiver prospect, and #18 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #96 prospect nationally, #18 WR prospect, and #20 prospect in Florida …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #161 prospect nationally, #22 WR prospect, and #39 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #130 prospect nationally, #20 WR prospect, and #24 prospect in Florida…as a senior, led Dreadnaughts to 13-0 record and FHSA Class 4S state championship game…caught 28 passes for 399 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing nine times for 115 yards and a touchdown…also went 5-for-5 on PATs as place kicker…transitioned from quarterback to wide receiver during junior season, catching 20 passes…as a sophomore, led Dreadnaughts to 6-4 record and FHSA Class 7A regional semifinals…finished 47-for-93 passing for 784 yards and five touchdowns…also played three season of varsity basketball…as a junior, led Dreadnaughts to FHSA Class 6A regional final, averaging 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, and three assists per game.

DAMON WILSON, JR., OLB, 6-4, 235

Nokomis, Fla., Venice HS

High School: Venice HS, coached by John Peacock…selected to All-American Bowl…247sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #13 prospect nationally, #2 edge prospect and #4 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #49 prospect nationally, #5 edge prospect and #12 prospect in Florida…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #31 prospect nationally, #3 defensive end prospect and #9 prospect in Florida…rivals.com five-star prospect, #9 prospect nationally, #2 DE prospect and #3 prospect in Florida…as a senior, helped lead Venice to 9-4 record … finished his senior season with 82 total tackles, 47 solo tackles, eight sacks, eight tackles for loss and seven QB hurries… as a junior, registered 90 tackles, 55 solo, with 25 QB hurries, 23 tackles for loss and 15 sacks… as a sophomore, notched 79 total tackles, 35 assists and 44 solo, with 2 QB hurries, 4 tackles for loss and six sacks… as a freshman, tallied six total tackles: five solo and one assist.

RAYLEN WILSON, ILB, 6-1, 225

Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln HS

High School: Lincoln HS, coached by Jimmie Tyson…selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #53 prospect nationally, #3 linebacker prospect and #11 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #32 prospect nationally, #2 LB prospect and #8 prospect in Florida …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #68 prospect nationally, #5 LB prospect and #15 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #116 prospect nationally, #6 LB prospect and #23 prospect in Florida…DawgPost four-star prospect…as a senior, helped lead the Trojans to FHSA Class 3S state playoffs…credited a team-high 117 tackles with 18 tackles for loss during his senior season…tallied eleven sacks and forced one fumble, while recovering another…also had 13 carries for 25 yards and 3 touchdowns… returned punts and kickoffs for the Trojans…helped lead the Trojans to a 9-3 record during his junior season and FHSA Class 6A second round…139 tackles with 16 tackles for loss, five sacks, and 2 forced fumbles… accounted for 379 yards kickoff return yards and 96 punt returns yards… named 2021 Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year…clocked a 10.91 100-meters and 22.07 200-meters in the spring 2022…father, Robert Wilson, played wide receiver at Florida A&M before a brief stint with the New Orleans Saints… brothers, Trevor and Robert, also play collegiate football.

PEYTON WOODRING, PK, 5-10, 175

Lafayette, La., Ascension Episcopal School

High School: Ascension Episcopal School, coached by Matt Desormeaux…247sports.com composite three-star prospect…ranked as the #1 kicker prospect nationally and #51 prospect in Louisiana… ESPN.com three-star prospect, #1 K prospect and #29 prospect in Louisiana… rivals.com three-star prospect…KohlsKicking.com five-star prospect and #4 K prospect…helped lead Ascension Episcopal to district championship and LHSAA second round…hit a state record 60-yard field goal, besting the previous record which stood for over 20 years…also hit field goals from 56 and 54 yards…ranked as the top kickoff performer in his class by KohlsKicking.com…was invited to 2020 Kohl’s Kicking Regional Showcase, where he posted kicks with an average distance of 52.7 yards with a hangtime of 3.51 seconds…named as a MaxPreps First Team Junior All-American and Second Team Kohl’s All-American in 2021…earned a spot on the First Team All-Acadiana and Second Team All-State in 2020…finished the 2021 season connecting on 13 field goals and 43 of 44 point after attempts.


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