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CAMPBELL UNVEILS FIRST UCA SIGNING CLASS The first signing class for new University of Central Arkansas head football coach Steve Campbell and his staff features a total of 26 student-athletes joining the Bears football program. The wide-ranging class of Bears includes players from 10 states, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, California, Florida and Tennessee. The signees include six defensive backs, five offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, two wide receivers, two tight ends, and one quarterback, punter, long snapper, linebacker, running back and athlete. The Bears, who are coming off a 7-5 season in 2013 that ended with consecutive victories, added four mid-year transfers _ including two defensive backs, a tight end and a long snapper _ and 22 first-year players to the squad. The Bears will open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against FBS opponent Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. UCA’s first home game under the new coaching staff will be Aug. 6 against Tennessee-Martin on “The Stripes” at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.

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• MID-YEAR TRANSFER SIGNEES • O JUSTIN DICKEY

6-5, 235, TIGHT END HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, KANSAS.

ALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEAM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEFENSIVE MVP ALL-EUROPEAN 1st TEAM DE. ALL-EUROPEAN 2nd TEAM TE. EUROPEAN ALL STAR TEAM. ALL-DISTRICT MULVANE HS TE. RAMSTEIN HS OFFENSIVE MVP FOOTBALL. RAMSTEIN HS DEFENSIVE MVP FOOTBALL. RAMSTEIN HS MVP TRACK & FIELD. EUROPEAN ALL STAR TEAM.

O IZAIAH SKELTON

6-1, 180, DEFENSIVE BACK SAN MATEO JUNIOR COLLEGE, CALIFORNIA.

GRAY-SHIRT OF THE YEAR SAN MATEO JUNIOR COLLEGE SACRAMENTO HS ALL METRO DEFENSIVE BACK 2011 PLAYER OF THE WEEK DEFENSIVE BACK 2011 CUM LAUDE SACRAMENTO HS SACRAMENTO HIGH SCHOOL VICE PRESIDENT 2009-2011

O MARTAVIS MOORE

5-9, 180, DEFENSIVE BACK MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSISSIPPI.

MISSISSIPPI JUNIOR COLLEGE ALL-STATE DB. MISSISSIPPI JUNIOR COLLEGE ALL-STAR 2013. DELTA TOUCHDOWN CLUB 2ND TEAM 2011-2012. BROOKS HS ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE BACK 2010-2011. BROOKS HS MVP 2011-2012. BROOKS HS BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER AWARD 2010, 2011, 2012. BROOKS HS PRINCIPAL’S LIST.

O JORDAN FLEMING

6-1, 200, LONG SNAPPER HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSISSIPPI.

PRESIDENTAL SCHOLARSHIP HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 3.00 CLUB HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE. LOUISVILLE HS ALL-STATE LONG SNAPPER 2010. LOUISVILLE HS ALL-REGION LONG SNAPPER 2010. EAGLE SCOUT.


• FIRST-YEAR SIGNEES • O DOMINIQUE THOMAS 5-10, 215, RUNNING BACK JACKSONVILLE (ALA.) HS

HONORABLE MENTION ALL STATE RB. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION. 2012-2013. 1ST TEAM ALL DISTRICT. 2012-2013. JACKSONVILLE HS MVP. 2012-2013. ALABAMA SPORTS WRITERS PREP FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK TWICE. T.V. 24 MVP. 2012-2013.

O JOHN AUSTIN COOK

6-4, 300, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN GRENADA (Miss.) HS

1ST TEAM ALL DISTRICT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. GRENADA HS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. 2012. FOUR YEAR STARTER. OVER 100 KNOCKDOWN BLOCKS IN EACH OF THE LAST TWO YEARS. MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA ALL-STAR GAME THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER TRACK & FIELD. THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER WEIGHT LIFTING. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETYHONOR STUDENT SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT MISSISSIPPI GOOD CITIZEN AWARD

O WILL JONES

6-4, 300, OFFENSIVE LINE PARKERS CHAPEL (Ark.) HS

MAX EMFINGER ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2014. ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE LINE 2012. ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE LINE 2013. AAA, ALL-STAR INVITEE. ARKANSASVARSITY.COM ALL-SENIOR TEAM. RIVALS 2 STAR. SCOUT.COM 2 STAR. ALL-REGION OFFENSIVE LINE 2012. ALL-REGION OFFENSIVE LINE 2013. REGION 8 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR. 2013. ACADEMIC ALL-STATE. 2013. NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY. TWO YEAR LETTER WINNER BASEBALL. THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER BASKETBALL.


O AUSTIN HORTON

6-3, 290, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN McKINNEY (Texas) NORTH HS 1ST TEAM ALL REGION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013 2ND TEAM ALL COUNTY OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013 DALLAS AREA OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR. 2013. ALL-DISTRICT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. ACADEMIC ALL-STATE. 2013. TEAM CAPTAIN 2012-2013. THREE YEAR STARTER OFFENSIVE LINE. REGIONAL QUALIFIER DISCUS. 2013. AREA QUALIFIER SHOT PUT. 2013. FOUR YEAR ORCHESTRA LETTER WINNER. FOUR YEAR TRACK & FIELD LETTER WINNER. THREE YEAR POWER LIFTING LETTER WINNER.

O CURTIS PARKER

6-2, 285, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN NORTH LITTLE ROCK (Ark.) HS

ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 2012-2013. ALL-CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 2011, 2012, 2013. ALL-METRO TEAM. 2012, 2013. ARKANSASVARSITY.COM TOP 30 PROSPECT. RIVALS 2 STAR. AAA, ALL-STAR INVITEE. NORTH LITTLE ROCK RECORD 605 lbs. SQUAT. NORTH LITTLE ROCK 2,000 lbs. CLUB.

O DAVID TACHIE

6-3, 288, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN McKINNEY (Texas) HS

USA TODAY ALL-AMERICAN. PRE-SEASON ALL-STATE. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 2012-2013. ATLANTIS PLAYER OF THE GAME WINNER. PLANO WEST PLAYER OF THE GAME WINNER. TOM LEMMING PREP AWARD FINALIST.

O HUNTER MOORE

6-1, 209, QUARTERBACK EAST HAMILTON (Tenn.) HS

3RD TEAM ALL-STATE. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT. 2012-2013. DISTRICT 5 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. 2013. DISTRICT 5 QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR. 2013.


247 SPORTS TOP FIVE QB IN TENNESSEE. RIVALS 2 STAR. SCOUT.COM 2 STAR. 3,319 PASSING YARDS, 28 TD’S. SENIOR YEAR. 6,586 PASSING YARDS, 59 TD’S. CAREER. LETTERMAN IN BASEBALL. BETA CLUB.

O JOSIAH WYMER

6-3, 260, TIGHT END SPRINGDALE (Ark.) HS

ALL-STATE TIGHT END. 2013. ALL-CONFERENCE TIGHT END. 2012-2013. AAA ALL-STAR INVITEE. ARKANSASVARSITY.COM TOP 20 PROSPECT. RIVALS 2 STAR. SCOUT.COM 2 STAR. KURM DREAM TEAM. 31 RECEPTIONS, 566 RECEIVING YARDS, 6 TD’S. SENIOR YEAR. THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER BASKETBALL. BETA CLUB.

O TYRIQUE EDWARDS 6-0, 180, WIDE RECEIVER SACHSE (Texas) HS

2ND TEAM ALL-DISTRICT. 2012. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT. 2013. TEXAS RECEIVER OF THE YEAR. 2012. TEXAS RECEIVER OF THE YEAR. 2013. TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK. THREE YEAR STARTER. ALL TIME SACHSE HS LEADER IN RECEPTIONS. 126. 1,804 RECEIVING YARDS. 2,377 ALL PURPOSE YARDS. 19 TOUCHDOWNS. PLAYED ON TEAM USA NATIONAL YOUTH TEAM.

O TYRIS LOCKHART

6-0, 195, WIDE RECEIVER CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE, ST. LOUIS, MO (Invited Walk-on)

2ND TEAM ALL- CONFERENCE RECEIVER. 2011. 1ST TEAM ALL DISTRICT RECEIVER. 2012. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT RECEIVER. 2013. RECEIVER OF THE YEAR. 2013. ATHLETE OF THE WEEK.


CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM. 57 RECEPTIONS, 961 RECEIVING YARDS, 11 TD’S, 1 KOR FOR TD. THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER BASKETBALL. HONOR SOCIETY.

O TONEY HAWKINS

6-1, 180, ATHLETE MORRILTON (Ark.) HS (Invited walk-on)

ALL-STATE QUARTERBACK. 2012. ALL-STATE QUARTERBACK. 2013. ALL-CONFERENCE QUARTERBACK. 2011, 2012, 2013. LITTLE ROCK TD CLUB 5A PLAYER OF THE YEAR. STATE FARM HOOTENS 5A PLAYER OF THE YEAR. FINALIST FOR LANDERS AWARD. MVP 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. AAA, ALL-STAR INVITEE. ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE ALL ARKANSAS PREP TEAM. 2,617 PASSING YARDS, 28 TD’S, 1,285 RUSHING YARDS, 23 TD’S. SENIOR YEAR. 1,736 PASSING YARDS, 14 TD’S, 1,025 RUSHING YARDS, 15 TD’S. JUNIOR YEAR.

O JACOB SISK

6-0, 175, DEFENSIVE BACK COLLEYVILLE HERITAGE HS, TEXAS.

ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE BACK. 2012. ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE BACK. 2013. DEFENSIVE MVP. 2013. PLAYER OF THE WEEK. THREE YEAR STARTER FOOTBALL. IRONMAN AWARD WINNER. THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER BASKETBALL. OFFICER FOR THE “BUDDIES” PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL NEEDS.

O TREMON SMITH

6-1, 185, DEFENSIVE BACK SAKS (Ala.) HS

1ST TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACK. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION QUARTERBACK. 2013, 2014. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION DEFENSIVE BACK. 2013, 2014. PLAYER OF THE YEAR DISTRICT 8. ALABAMA 3A PLAYER OF THE YEAR AT QUARTERBACK. TWO TIME STATE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. MOST CAREER TD’S IN SCHOOL HISTORY. 70 TACKLES, 4 FORCED FUMBLES, 4 INT’S.


O CHRIS CHAMBERS

6-2, 200, DEFENSIVE BACK PEARL (Miss.) HS

1ST TEAM ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE BACK. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION DEFENSIVE BACK. 2012. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION DEFENSIVE BACK. 2013. NORTH/SOUTH BERNARD-BLACKWELL ALL-STAR GAME. DEFENSIVE MVP PEARL HS. 2012. DEFENSIVE MVP PEARL HS. 2013. TEAM CAPTAIN. 2013. MEMBER OF THE US TENNIS ASSOCIATION. STATE FINALIST TENNIS. 2012, 2013. STATE FINALIST SWIMMING. 2012, 2013.

O ARTEZ WILLIAMS

6-0, 185, DEFENSIVE BACK GREENWOOD (Miss.) HS

3RD TEAM ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE BACK. 2012. 2ND TEAM ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE BACK. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE. 2012. 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE. 2013. GREENVILLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. BEST DEFENSIVE BACK AWARD 2014. OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE BOWL INVITEE.

O MATTHEW HALL

6-0, 215, OUTSIDE LINEBACKER SPANISH FORT (Ala.) HS

ALL-STATE LINEBACKER. 2012. ALL-STATE LINEBACKER. 2013. ALL-CONFERENCE LINEBACKER. 2012. ALL-CONFERENCE LINEBACKER. 2013. LED SPANISH FORT HS TO THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY.

O MARSETH ANDRY

6-1, 275 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN ST. AUGUSTINE (La.) HS

MAX EMFINGER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN ALL-AMERICAN. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2012. LED 26TH RANKED ST. AUGUSTINE HS TEAM TO AN 11-2 RECORD.


247 2 STAR. 95 TACKLES, 7 SACKS, 2 FUMBLE RECOVERY’S. 2013. 88 TACKLES, 9 SACKS, 2 FORCED FUMBLES. 2012.

O CARDELL BEST

6-4, 250, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN LITTLE ELM (Texas) HS

1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. PLAYER OF THE YEAR. 2013. DEFENSIVE MVP. 2012, 2013. DISTRICT CHAMPIONS THREE YEAR LETTER WINNER BASKETBALL. BASKETBALL EXCELLENCE AWARD. 2011, 2012.

O AIKEEM COLEMAN

6-3, 240, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN HATTIESBURG HS, MISSISSIPPI.

ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. BENARD-BLACKWELL ALL-STAR GAME.

O DALVIN SIMMONS

6-2, 225, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN LITTLE ROCK (Ark.) CENTRAL HS

7A ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2012. 7A ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. 7A ALL-CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2012, 2013. LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HS PLAYER OF THE YEAR. 2013. ALL-METRO DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2012, 2013. ARKANSASVARSITY.COM TOP 30 RECRUIT. AAA, ALL-STAR INVITEE. RIVALS LISTED.

O ERIC JACKSON

6-2, 235, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN APOPKA (Fla.) HS

1ST TEAM ALL-METRO DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. 1ST TEAM ORANGE COUNTY DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. 2013. 247 2 STAR. RIVALS 2 STAR. 28TH RANKED PLAYER IN ORLANDO SENTINAL. 50 TACKLES, 6 SACKS, 2 FORCED FUMBLES. 2012. 70 TACKLES, 8 SACKS, 2 FORCED FUMBLES, 1 INT. 2013.


O MATTHEW SPENCER

5-10, 175, PUNTER HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSISSIPPI.

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN PUNTER. 2013 HCC 1ST TEAM ALL-STATE PUNTER. 2013 HCC. 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION PUNTER. 2013 HCC. BRANDON HS 2ND TEAM ALL-STATE KICKER. 2009. BRANDON HS 2ND TEAM ALL-STATE PUNTER. 2011. BRANDON HS 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION KICKER. 2009. BRANDON HS 1ST TEAM ALL-REGION PUNTER. 2011. FOX 40 DREAM TEAM PUNTER. 2011. CLARION LEDGER TOP PERFORMER. 2011. HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S LIST. PHI-THETA-KAPPA. HCC. STATE QUALIFIER STATE TRACK & FIELD. HURDLES.


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