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In-state talent fills ASU's spots

By Brooks Kubena

This article was published February 8, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

In this file photo Pulaski Academy football coach Kevin Kelley and quarterback Layne Hatcher (right) celebrate their 5A High School Football State Championship against McClellan.

Arkansas State signees

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. HOMETOWN/SCHOOL

Tukua Ahoia* DL 6-0 310 Mountain View, Calif. (College of San Mateo)

Triston Anderson CB 6-0 167 Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall)

Derrick Bean LB 6-2 195 Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville)

Antonio Fletcher S 6-0 183 Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King)

Jax Gasaway OL 6-7 265 Star City (Star City)

Cody Grace*** P 6-2 223 Perth, Western Australia (Warwick Senior)

Dahu Green** WR 6-5 193 Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)

Detravion Green S 6-0 175 Ashdown (Ashdown)

Terry Hampton DL 6-0 254 El Dorado (El Dorado)

Jaden Harris DB 6-2 190 Monroe, La. (Ouachita Parish)

Layne Hatcher QB 6-1 204 Little Rock (Pulaski Academy)

Christian Howard*** DL 6-2 281 Indianapolis (Independence [Kan.] CC)

Christian Hoz OL 6-5 308 Covington, La. (Archbishop Hannan)

Noel Iwuchukwu DE 6-2 220 Los Angeles (College of the Canyons [Calif.])

Jevon Jones CB 6-0 160 Allen, Texas (Allen)

Donovan Marshall RB 5-11 179 St. Louis (Lutheran North)

Demari Medley*** S 5-10 175 Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)

Kirk Merritt* WR 5-11 205 Destrehan, La. (East Mississippi Community College)

Hunter Moreton*** DL 6-1 293 Fort Smith (Southside)

Marcel Murray RB 5-10 200 Hiram, Ga. (Hiram)

Bubba Ogbebor** WR 6-0 189 Frisco, Texas (Boise State)

Nathan Page CB 6-0 175 Roland (Robinson)

Ross Painter* TE 6-4 225 Hernando, Miss. (NW Miss. Community College)

Kevin Powers*** LB 6-0 213 Sacramento, Calif. (College of San Mateo [Calif.])

Ryan Taylor DL 6-2 311 Loganville, Ga. (Grayson)

Kevin Thurmon** DL 6-3 288 Chicago (Ball State)

Thomas Toki DL 6-1 290 Mountain View, Calif. (College of San Mateo [Calif.])

Reed Tyler* TE 6-3 236 Brandon, Miss. (Brandon)

Bold represents Feb. signings *mid-year signee available for spring camp

**already enrolled; sat out 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules

***enrolled fall 2017 and participated in the 2017 season, but counted toward the 2018 signing class

Blake Anderson thinks his new recruiting class is "quite possibly our best class" since he was named the head football coach at Arkansas State Universty on Dec. 19, 2013.

Arkansas State signees

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. HOMETOWN/SCHOOL

Tukua Ahoia* DL 6-0 310 Mountain View, Calif. (College of San Mateo)

Triston Anderson CB 6-0 167 Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall)

Derrick Bean LB 6-2 195 Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville)

Antonio Fletcher S 6-0 183 Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King)

Jax Gasaway OL 6-7 265 Star City (Star City)

Cody Grace*** P 6-2 223 Perth, Western Australia (Warwick Senior)

Dahu Green** WR 6-5 193 Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)

Detravion Green S 6-0 175 Ashdown (Ashdown)

Terry Hampton DL 6-0 254 El Dorado (El Dorado)

Jaden Harris DB 6-2 190 Monroe, La. (Ouachita Parish)

Layne Hatcher QB 6-1 204 Little Rock (Pulaski Academy)

Christian Howard*** DL 6-2 281 Indianapolis (Independence [Kan.] CC)

Christian Hoz OL 6-5 308 Covington, La. (Archbishop Hannan)

Noel Iwuchukwu DE 6-2 220 Los Angeles (College of the Canyons [Calif.])

Jevon Jones CB 6-0 160 Allen, Texas (Allen)

Donovan Marshall RB 5-11 179 St. Louis (Lutheran North)

Demari Medley*** S 5-10 175 Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)

Kirk Merritt* WR 5-11 205 Destrehan, La. (East Mississippi Community College)

Hunter Moreton*** DL 6-1 293 Fort Smith (Southside)

Marcel Murray RB 5-10 200 Hiram, Ga. (Hiram)

Bubba Ogbebor** WR 6-0 189 Frisco, Texas (Boise State)

Nathan Page CB 6-0 175 Roland (Robinson)

Ross Painter* TE 6-4 225 Hernando, Miss. (NW Miss. Community College)

Kevin Powers*** LB 6-0 213 Sacramento, Calif. (College of San Mateo [Calif.])

Ryan Taylor DL 6-2 311 Loganville, Ga. (Grayson)

Kevin Thurmon** DL 6-3 288 Chicago (Ball State)

Thomas Toki DL 6-1 290 Mountain View, Calif. (College of San Mateo [Calif.])

Reed Tyler* TE 6-3 236 Brandon, Miss. (Brandon)

Bold represents Feb. signings *mid-year signee available for spring camp

**already enrolled; sat out 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules

***enrolled fall 2017 and participated in the 2017 season, but counted toward the 2018 signing class

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GeneralMac says... February 8, 2018 at 11:14 a.m.

YES !

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hurricane46 says... February 8, 2018 at 11:16 a.m.

It looks like the Red Wolves got the best QB in the state, not the kid from Greenwood that will get lost in the Hog QB shuffle.

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