Howard Announces 2010 Football Recruiting Class
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Howard University head football coach Carey Bailey announces the signing of the following student athletes to letters of intent:
WT High School/CC/Hometown
Daniel Mendoza FB 6-1 232 Colonial HS/Hudson Valley/ Orlando, FL
Ibrahima Kalil Kebe DL 6-2 275 Wilson HS/ Washington, DC
Lucious Ray DL 6-1 310 Columbia HS/Decatur, GA
Cameron Alston DB 6-0 180 North Augusta HS/N. Augusta, SC
Jabril Ezell DB 6-0 185 Friendship Collegiate/Washington, DC
Julian David DB 5-11 190 American Heritage HS/Plantation, FL
Thomas Jordan OL/DL 6-3 300 Richland North cast HS/Columbia, SC
Nathaniel Coleman OL/DL 6-3 292 Livonia Franklin HS/Livonia, MI
Malcolm Rutledge OL/DL 6-3 300 Southfield HS/Southfield, MI
Khalid Jordan OL/DL 6-6 315 Malcolm X Shabazz HS/Newark, NJ
Montario Hunter WR 6-2 175 Ahoskie HS/Ahoskie, NC
Stephen Sims, Jr. RB 5-9 210 Norview HS/Norfolk, VA
Brian Glover RB/ATH 5-10 205 Woodrow Wilson HS/Washington, DC
Bryan F. Jackson, Jr. P 6-0 200 Southern Univ. Lab School/Baton Rouge, La
Joshua Matthews OL/DL 6-3 285 Bethune Bowman HS/Bowman, SC
Markee White LB 6-3 220 Ahoskie HS/Ahoskie, NC
Brandon Summers ATH 5-11 170 Inglewood HS/Inglewood, CA
Shahid Jones LB 6-2 225 Ribault HS/Jacksonville, FL
Devonte Hawkins LB 6-0 230 Austin-East HS/Knoxville, TN
Howard was able to address needs on the defensive line where it was hurt by graduation and the offensive line where there was a lack of depth. Coach Bailey also signed a punter, a running back, a fullback and two defensive backs.
"We are excited about this class because it's our first time being able to go out early and sign the people we wanted," said Coach Bailey, who will be entering his fourth year at the helm. "We were able to get quality players."
Coach Bailey added that he will eventually sign 22 new recruits and at least three transfers in an effort to improve on last season's record.
"We don't believe the past dictates our future," said Coach Bailey. "We are optimistic about our future. We have an older team, we have players who are seasoned and we feel very good about this recruiting class."