Football Announces 2011 Recruiting Class

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University head football coach DeLane Fitzgerald today announced his 2011 recruiting class, which consists of 52 players who have committed to the Southern Virginia football program for the upcoming season.

Fitzgerald and his coaching staff are very excited about the quality of the incoming student-athletes.

"These young men are coming to Southern Virginia University with the three things we look for in a football player," said Fitzgerald. "They are good on the field, good in the classroom, and of high character in everything they do."

"This may be the best recruiting class in program history. These young men are going to have the opportunity to win a lot of football games."

In addition to the 52 signees who are committed for the fall, four students-athletes joined the Southern Virginia football team over winter break. These four newcomers are currently attending classes and practicing with the team in preparation for the fall season.

"Our coaching staff has done a tremendous job thus far of putting together a great incoming class," said Fitzgerald. "We still have five to seven spots left on our roster to fill, but this is definitely a great start."

Fall 2011 Recruiting Class

Name Position School Hometown
Devan Alldredge OL Castle View HS Castle Rock, Colo.
Cody Barnes QB Vasquez HS Agua Dulce, Calif.
Andrew Bedford OL Nease HS Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Brandon Benson OL Murray HS Murray, Utah
Joshua Blocker OL Lamar County HS Barnesville, Ga.
Kyle Carlson DL/OL Mountain Heritage HS Burnsville, N.C.
Jamal Coates RB Newton-Conover HS  Hickory, N.C.
Carrington Coleman WR/DB Ecorse CC Ecorse, Mich.
Angelo Colston LB/RB Ecorse CC Ecorse, Mich.
Tylor Cooper WR/K Havelock HS Havelock, N.C.
Curtis Daily QB Millbrook HS Winchester, Va.
Jestin Davis WR Ecorse CC Ecorse , Mich.
Joshua Doan CB Alexander HS Douglasville, Ga.
Logan Edmunds LB/RB Viewmont HS Centerville, Utah
Matthew Fales WR Cody HS Cody, Wyo.
Matthew Gregory WR/SS Buffalo Gap HS Staunton, Va.
Tyler Groves WR/DB North Valley HS Reno, Nev.
Casey Guthrie DB Uniontown HS Uniontown, Ohio
Jaren Hackleman TE Sidney HS Sidney, Neb.
Dylan Hall DE Shasta CC Redding, Calif.
Jerod Han OL/DL Cheney HS Las Vegas, Nev.
Rhett Honeycutt LB Dodge County HS Eastman, Ga.
Nadan Hosea RB Cottonwood HS Salt Lake City, Utah
Jacob Huestis TE Dresden HS Cottage Grove, Tenn.
Michael Kilstrom WR Upper Arlington HS Upper Arlington, Ohio
Jazz Knighton LB/DE Stansbury HS Tooele, Utah
Austin Larsen QB/WR Snow Canyon HS Santa Clara, Utah
Andrew Ledford FB Notre Dame HS Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Aaron Macfarlane OL/DL Tabb HS Yorktown, Va.
Brian Martinez WR Poteet HS Mesquite, Texas
Brent McKnight OL/DL Dixon HS Sneads Ferry, N.C.
Jacob McMahon LB/RB Castle HS Newburgh, Ind.
Mitch Mecham LB Bingham HS South Jordan, Utah
Brandon Mikes LB Lumberton HS Lumberton, Texas
William Nelson TE Hillcrest HS Idaho Falls, Idaho
Chris Nielson DB/RB Lone Peak HS Highland, Utah
Benjamin Neuman DL Hondo HS Hondo, Texas
Ty Ogden DB Bingham HS South Jordan, Utah
Pelafoti Pasa OL Paramount HS Paramount, Calif.
Cody Pawlak DE Carthage HS Carthage, Mo.
Steven Riley OL Bath County HS Millboro, Va.
Collin Ritchie LB Okemos HS Okemos, Mich.
Micah Safsten P Troy HS Troy, Mich.
Dallin Sant WR Suphor Springs HS Sulphur Springs, Texas
Brady Simpson OL/DL Richland HS West Richland, Wash.
David McKinley Smith LB/TE Burbank HS Burbank, Calif.
Matthew Stricklan LB/TE Kettle Run HS Manassas, Va.
Kenan Su'a-Filo DB Blueridge HS Taylors, S.C.
Samuel Tetterton OL Manchester HS Chesterfield, Va.
Joshua Wallace LB Yuba City HS Yuba City, Calif.
Joshua Woodbury WR/DB Liberty Hill HS Liberty Hill, Texas
Tod Workman RB Queen Creek HS Queen Creek, Ariz.

Spring 2011 Additions

Name Position School Hometown
Terry Eytcheson RB Apache Junction HS Apache Junction, Ariz.
Stephen Lytle LB Tracy HS Tracy, Calif.
Bruce Smith RB Grassfield HS Chesapeake, Va.
Phillip Smith RB Fork Union Military Academy Mitchellevile, Md.