CONWAY Central Arkansas has announced the signing of 23 football players to national letters of intent.
The Bears, who finished 9-4 and in second place in the Southland Conference last season, signed 20 newcomers and three mid-term transfers who are already enrolled in school. One of those is quarterback Jacoby Walker, who transferred to Central Arkansas from Arkansas in December.
The other transfers are tight end Austin Haywood from Oklahoma and Courtney Whitehead from Air Force.
Central Arkansas signed 11 players from Texas, seven from Arkansas, two each from Oklahoma and Louisiana and one from Tennessee.
The Bears signed five defensive linemen, three wide receivers, two cornerbacks, two safeties, two tight ends, one running back, one quarterback and two all-purpose players.
Justin Carpenter, ol, 6-4, 290, Lonoke (Ark.) HS
Cody Dauksch, ath, 6-1, 215, West Memphis (Ark.) HS
Prince Ene, cb, 5-10, 180, George Bush HS, Houston, Texas
Wes Foster, rb, 5-11, 195, Clarksville (Ark.) HS
Dawson Hadnot, dl, 6-1, 265, Garland HS, Garlands, Texas
Bo Harper, te, 6-4, 235, Ouachita Christian HS, Monroe, La.
Haywood Jeffires, cb, 6-0, 198, Glenda Dawson HS, Pearland, Texas
Jameson Johnson, wr, 5-10, 175, Tomball HS, Houston, Texas
Lance Kloker, ol, 6-5, 275, Owasso (Okla.) HS
Jazz Mason, lb, 6-1, 210, Arlington HS, Memphis, Tenn.
Bailey McIver, de, 6-4, 235, Sheridan (Ark.) HS
Nathan O’Connor, dt, 6-3, 275, Lovejoy HS, Allen, Texas
Desmond Smith, wr, 6-1, 186, Bentonville (Ark.) HS
amane Thomas, lb, 6-1, 195, Elkins HS, Missouri City, Texas
Tony Truong, de, 6-2, 236, Creekview HS, Carrollton, Texas
Aum’arie Wallace, s, 6-1, 185, Pulaski Academy HS, Little Rock, Ark.
Dillion Winfrey, ath, 5-8, 174, Bryant (Ark.) HS
Tony Winslow, de, 6-3, 231, Kingwood (Texas) HS
Ricky Wyatt, lb, 5-11, 233, Neville HS, Monroe, La.
Austin Haywood, te, 6-5, 252, South Moore HS, Moore, Okla.
Jacoby Walker, qb, 6-2, 216, Westfield HS, Houston, Texas
Courtney Whitehead, wr, 6-2, 195, Athens (Texas) HS.