Stump Mitchell‘s third class of recruits is in.
National Signing Day is upon us, and as of Wednesday afternoon, these are Southern University’s football signees. According to the SU athletic department, these are their final answers; the list is complete.
1. Greg Pittman, K, 5-10, 170, Harvey (Helen Cox)
2. Willie Paisley, DT, 6-2, 330, Miramar, Fla. (Miramar)
3. Gabe Echols, DT, 6-1, 305 Decatur, Ga. (Southwest DeKalb)
4. Ernest Felton, DB, 5-9, 175, Miami (Jackson)
5. David Chin, RB, 6-0, 230, Miami (Norland)
6. Anthony Mosley, DE, 6-2, 260, Cairo, Ga. (Cairo)
7. Justin Morgan, QB, 5-10, 155, Pell City, Ala. (Pell City)
8. Willie Quinn, WR, 5-8, 170, Miami (Jackson)
9. Sony Sanon, CB 5-9, 170, Hialeah, Fla. (Hialeah)
10. Eric Eason, DT, 6-2, 350, Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven)
11. Terrell Lee, OL, 6-1, 280, Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven)
12. Gerard Levier, DT, 6-2, 275, Port Barre (Port Barre)
*13. Donald Phillips, DE/LB, 6-0, 240, New Orleans (Archbishop Shaw)
*14. Matthew Moody, OL, 6-3, 240, Winter Park, Fla. (Winter Park)
*15. Christopher Scruggs, DE, 6-0, 240, Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault)
There’s no doubt about this: The program has filled areas of need. Southern was already thin on defensive tackles last season and figured to be even thinner in 2012 if it didn’t reel in a few recruits. The Jaguars also needed a kicker (anyone remember those special-teams meltdowns last season?) and a potential breakout running back (Sylvester Nzekwe will be a fifth-year senior next season, and top backup Dallas Fort, a sophomore-to-be, has 10 career rushing yards).
Scruggs, a high school teammate of SU reserve cornerback Kevin King, was an SU signee last season but didn’t make it to campus the first time around.
Also, though McKinley running back Lenard Tillery is not on the list, he said he has agreed to come to Southern on academic scholarship.
More to come. Isn’t this such a fun day?