Liberty Coach Turner Gill on His Signing Class
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From Liberty athletics:NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High SchoolDylan BruckiOL6-5295Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring HSSpencer CookDL6-1260Houston, Texas/Sharpstown HSAvery EastonOL6-2275Gainesville, Ga./North Hall HSJustin FrittsWR6-2195Charlotte, N.C./Vance HSJa'Ron GreeneDL6-2295Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HSJustin GuilloryCB6-0170Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HSLucas HolderOL6-5270Hillsville, Va./Carroll County HSTyrin HollowayCB6-0180Humble, Texas/Atascocita HSLeo Hunt, Jr.DL6-0285Jacksonville, Fla./Eagles View AcademyJesse KarnezisDL6-2260Candler, N.C./Asheville HSTodd MaconRB5-10210St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut AcademyStephon MashaQB6-1195Austell, Ga./South Cobb HSNick NewmanATH6-4210Gainesville, Va./Battlefield HSZac ParkerWR5-10175Reston, Va./South Lakes HSGary SampsonS5-11190Miami, Fla./Dade Christian HSBlanchard SanwouoOL6-6260Orlando, Fla./Orlando Christian HSWesley ScottCB5-11185Lorton, Va./Hayfield Seconardy HSJohn Nick SetterlindATH6-3230Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds HSJosh SmithRB5-6175Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Timberview HSKris WilsonOL6-4310Richmond, Va./Varina HSMarc WilsonDL6-3245Houston, Texas/Lamar HS
Dylan Brucki (OL, 6-5, 295, Roanoke, Va., Cave Spring HS)
Signed as of 7:16 a.m.
Will graduate from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va. three-year letterwinner as a junior and senior, he earned All-River Ridge District first-team honors, All-Region IV accolades and was named to the Roanoke Times All-Timesland team as a junior, he earned Virginia Preps all-state underclassmen honors as a senior, he was named to the VHSCA and Virginia Preps all-state offensive line team Roanoke Times Top 100 recruit team captain Knights of Steel member Leadership Council member Beta Club member Academic Team member recipient of the Lamp of Knowledge award Academic Honor Roll member of the tennis team as a freshman and track & field program as a junior and senior volunteer worker at the Elm Park Estates, working regularly with up to 100 senior citizens son of Richard and Laurie Brucki wants to pursue an engineering degree.
Spencer Cook (DL, 6-1, 260, Houston, Texas, Sharpstown HS)
Signed as of 8:55 a.m.
Will graduate from Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas two-year letterwinner two-time first-team all-state defensive lineman at nose guard second-team all-academics as a junior also competed in track & field, specializing in the shot put son of Lillian Cook.
Avery Easton (OL, 6-2, 275, Gainesville, Ga., North Hall HS)
Signed as of 7:43 a.m.
Will graduate from North Hall High School in Hall, Ga. three-year varsity letterwinner started seven games as a sophomore at offensive tackle 8AAA all-region honoree as a junior 7AAA all-region selection as a senior Gainesville Times All-Area honoree as a senior four-time offensive lineman of the week during his senior season AAA AP all-state AAA AJC all-state lettered in track & field (discus) as a junior son of Mike and Pam Easton father, Mike, was a 1989 letterwinner at Ole Miss.
Justin Fritts (WR, 6-2, 195, Charlotte, N.C., Vance HS)
Signed as of 8:59 a.m.
Will graduate from Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C., where he played his senior year of football played as a freshman, sophomore and junior at Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C. helped lead Asheville to three-straight conference titles finished his sophomore season with 16 receptions for 375 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 31 tackles and two tackles for a loss earned all-conference, All-WNC and N.C. Preps all-state honorable mention accolades as a junior finished his junior season with 17 receptions for 675 yards and eight touchdowns on the defensive side of the ball, he recorded 53 tackles as a junior, to go along with eight tackles for loss and two interceptions was an all-conference and N.C. Preps all-state honorable mention selection as a senior finished his lone season at Vance with 22 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns added 41 tackles, four tackles for a loss and an interception as a senior also competed in track & field during his high school career son of Tiffany Fritts and the nephew of Seneca Fritts is interested in a communications degree at Liberty would like to pursue a job as a sports broadcaster after graduation.
Ja'Ron Greene (DL, 6-2, 295, Beaumont, Texas, West Brook HS)
Signed as of 8:26 a.m.
Will graduate from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas three-year letterwinner finished his sophomore season with 17 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups sat out his junior season after suffering an ankle injury returned his senior year to earn all-district honors, finishing the year with 31 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups also competed in track & field with a specialization in the shot put son of Shean and Tia Roy.
Justin Guillory (CB, 6-0, 170, Beaumont, Texas, West Brook HS)
Signed as of 8:26 a.m.
Will graduate from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas two-year varsity letterwinner finished his junior year with 23 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception earned second-team all-district honors as a senior team captain as a senior, finishing the year with 35 solo tackles, four pass breakups, three interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown also varsity letterwinner in track & field grandson of Jessie Guillory intends to major in business at Liberty.
Lucas Holder (OL, 6-5, 270, Hillsville, Va., Carroll County HS)
Signed as of 7:12 a.m.
Will graduate from Carroll County High School in Hillsville, Va. four-year letterwinner as a junior and senior, he was named to the All-Southwest District team during his senior season, he was named to the All-Region IV first team, Roanoke Times All-Timesland team and the VHSCA Group AA Division 4 second-team all-state team participated in the National Underclassman Combine All-American game versatile athlete who also competed in basketball and baseball three-year letterwinner in basketball member of the National Honor Society son of Rick and Susan Holder intends to major in pre-law would like to pursue a career as a lawyer after graduation.
Tyrin Holloway (CB, 6-1, 175, Humble, Texas, Atascocita HS)
Signed as of 10:01 a.m.
Will graduate from Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas three-year letterwinner helped lead Atascocita to a conference title as a sophomore was named the MVP of the Thanksgiving Day Game as a sophomore earned 5A second-team all-district honors as a senior, finishing the year with 67 tackles, two touchdowns, three interceptions and six forced fumbles also plays basketball for Atascocita comes from an athletic family with his uncle, Emmett Merchant (Georgia Tech), and his cousin, Emmett Merchant, Jr. (Navy), having played collegiate football son of Eric and LaKesha Holloway intends to major in criminal justice at Liberty wants to pursue a career in the FBI after graduation.
Leo Hunt, Jr. (DL, 6-0, 285, Jacksonville, Fla., Eagles View Academy)
Signed as of 7:54 a.m.
Will graduate from Eagles View Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. two-year letterwinner at left tackle and on the defensive line named team MVP as a junior, while winning the strongest man award at the N.V.C. combine also named to the Florida All-Elite team as a junior all-state honorable mention as a senior also was a competitive weightlifter in high school.
Jesse Karnezis (OL, 6-2, 260, Candler, N.C., Asheville HS)
Signed as of 7:09 a.m.
Will graduate from Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C. four-year letterwinner recorded more than 100 tackles as a junior and senior with 14 sacks he finished his freshman season with 18 tackles and two sacks missed most of his sophomore season with a knee injury earned All-MAC, ALL-WNC and all-state honors as a junior and season also named all-state in weightlifting two-time Iron Man award winner finished his junior season with 51 tackles and seven sacks had 53 tackles as a senior to go along with seven sacks earned Most Outstanding Lineman honors as a senior N.C. Top 100 player school record holder in the power clean (335 pounds) also participated in baseball and basketball member of the National Honor Society son of Angelo and Teresa Karnezis intends to pursue a degree in physical therapy would like to own his own physical therapy business after graduation.
Todd Macon (RB, 5-10, 210, St. Petersburg, Fla., Admiral Farragut Academy)
Signed as of 10:25 a.m.
Will graduate from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Fla. four-year letterwinner finished his career rushing for more than 3,800 yards and 29 touchdowns named Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention all-state as a freshman and sophomore finished his freshman year rushing for 562 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, he rushed for 678 yards and eight touchdowns second-team all-state honoree as a junior and senior finished his junior year rushing for 1,145 yards and 12 touchdowns earned BCP (Tampa Bay Area) first-team honors as a senior, finishing the year with 1,498 rushing yards on 124 carries also played baseball ... pre-med major would like to pursue a career as a chiropractor after graduation.
Stephon Masha (QB, 6-1, 195, Austell, Ga., South Cobb HS)
Signed as of 8:08 a.m.
Will graduate from South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga. four-year letterwinner three-year varsity starter four-time winner of South Cobb's MVP honors two-time Cobb County Player of the Week as a sophomore finished his sophomore season throwing for 1,781 yards and 10 touchdowns helped lead South Cobb to its first playoff win in six seasons as a junior second-team all-county honoree and team MVP as a junior threw for 2,221 yards as a junior with 25 passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns during his senior season, he was named Player of the Week three times, first-team all-county and to the County Senior Bowl roster as a senior, he threw for 2,001 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 13 rushing touchdowns son of Prince and Sophia Masha.
Nick Newman (ATH, 6-4, 210, Gainesville, Va., Battlefield HS)
Signed as of 8:17 a.m.
Will graduate from Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va. four-year letterwinner started at defensive end his sophomore year and helped lead Battlefield to a AAA state championship in 2010 started on both sides of the playing field his junior and senior seasons (wide receiver and linebacker) as a junior, he earned first-team all-district and first-team all-region honors as a linebacker and second-team all-district as a wide receiver as a senior, he was named the District Defensive Player of the Year earned first-team all-district, first-team all-region and first-team all-state honors at linebacker first-team all-district and first-team all-region honoree as a receiver was inducted into the Fairfax County Hall of Fame son of Sam and Kim Newman his father, Sam, played football at Shippensburg University.
Zac Parker (WR, 5-10, 175, Reston, Va., South Lakes HS)
Signed as of 7:50 a.m.
Will graduate from South Lakes High School in Reston, Va. three-year letterwinner finished his freshman season with 617 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a sophomore, he recorded 22 tackles and three interceptions, while tallying 236 kickoff return yards and 205 punt return yards during his junior season, he finished with 17 tackles, two interceptions, 267 kickoff return yards and 188 punt return yards as a senior, he was named all-state and all-region first team (WR), all-state and all-region second team (DB) and an all-district honoree as both a wide receiver and defensive back finished his senior season with 800 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns, 300 rushing yards and 1,500 all-purpose yards also competed in basketball and track & field son of Al Parker and Katrina Smith.
Gary Sampson (S, 5-11, 190, Miami, Fla., Dade Christian HS)
Signed as of 9:05 a.m.
Will graduate from Dade Christian School in Miami, Fla. four-year letterwinner three-time All-Dade honoree finished his high school career with 204 tackles, 13 interceptions, eight tackles for a loss and three sacks as a high school freshman, he finished the year with 61 tackles, two interceptions and eight tackles for a loss earned honorable mention All-Dade honors as a freshman third-team All-Dade as a sophomore, recording 59 tackles, four interceptions and three sacks second-team All-Dade as a junior, recording 47 tackles and four interceptions also finished his junior year with 13 receptions for 305 yards first-team All-Dade honoree as a senior, finishing the year with 37 tackles and three interceptions also earned second-team all-state honors as a senior played both strong safety and quarterback as a senior, finishing his final year at Dade Christian 70-of-129 for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns and 114 carries for 1,093 yards and nine touchdowns four-year basketball varsity letterwinner qualified for the state track & field championships in the long jump and triple jump son of Gary and Carol Sampson.
Blanchard Sanwouo (OL, 6-6, 260, Orlando, Fla., Orlando Christian HS)
Signed as of 9:27 a.m.
Will graduate from Orlando Christian Prep School in Orlando, Fla. started playing football in 2011 when Orlando Christian Prep started sponsoring a football program two-time first-team all-district honoree named to the All Class Central Florida All-Star game for his senior year participated in the Orange County Senior Bowl as a senior also competes in track and volleyball son of Takedo Denise.
Wesley Scott (CB, 5-11, 185, Lorton, Va., Hayfield Secondary HS)
Signed as of 7:34 a.m.
Will graduate from Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Va. four-year letterwinner finished his freshman year at Hayfield with 20 tackles, two interceptions, three tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles as a sophomore, he recorded 14 tackles, three tackles for a loss and scored a touchdown earned second-team all-district honors as a junior, finishing the year with 64 tackles, three interceptions, 10 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles and three touchdowns as a senior, he was a Virginia Preps Top 100 and Roanoke Times Top 100 recruit first-team all-district (DB) and second-team all-district (WR and PR) all-region defensive back as a senior, finishing the year with 57 tackles, five interceptions, four tackles for a loss, 11 forced fumbles, four touchdowns and a sack member of the track & field team academic honor roll student son of Junior and Hope Gardepe Scott would like to major in international relations at Liberty wants to pursue a career in federal law enforcement.
John Nick Setterlind (ATH, 6-3, 230, Asheville, N.C., A.C. Reynolds HS)
Signed as of 7:35 a.m.
Will graduate from A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. two-year letterwinner named to the All-MAC team as a junior and senior finished his junior year with 56 tackles All-WNC linebacker as a senior, finishing the year with 140 tackles, including 107 solo stops and 12 tackles for a loss also added three interceptions and two blocked kicks as a senior four-year letterwinner in baseball earned All-MAC honors in baseball as a junior son of Carl B. and Michelle Setterlind.
Josh Smith (RB, 5-6, 175, Mansfield, Texas, Mansfield Timberview HS)
Signed as of 11:01 a.m.
Will graduate from Mansfield Timberview High School in Mansfield, Texas two-year letterwinner rushed for over 2,800 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior and senior two-time first-team all-district honoree Most Exciting Player of the Year as a junior finished his junior year with 1,758 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns and 258 carries helped Mansfield Timberview to the best record in program history at 12-3 finished his senior season with 1,058 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and 165 carries son of Megan Smith.
Kris Wilson (OL, 6-4, 310, Richmond, Va., Varina HS)
Signed as of 9:03 a.m.
Will graduate from Varina High School in Richmond, Va. three-year letterwinner three-time All-Capital member honoree, earning honorable mention listings as a sophomore, second-team accolades as a junior and first-team honors as a senior finished his junior year allowing just one sack to go along with 24 pancake blocks and grading out above 92 percent as a senior, he also earned All-Central Regional first-team honors, All-Metro first-team accolades and an all-state honorable mention listing finished his senior season with allowing a sack, while adding 39 pancake blocks and grading out above 97 percent helped Varina post 2,000 team rushing yards as a senior son of Mark and Karen Wilson.
Marc Wilson (DL, 6-3, 245, Houston, Texas/Lamar HS)
Signed as of 1:19 p.m.
Will graduate from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas two-time letterwinner two-time first-team all-district honoree (junior and senior seasons) second-team all-region selection as a senior son of Marc and Donnia Wilson.