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For the fourth year in a row, LibertyFlames.com will be posting live updates throughout the day on the 2012 football signing class. As Liberty's newest recruits ink their national letters of intent, LibertyFlames.com will be posting real-time updates allowing you to follow each new addition to the program.
You will also find updates on Liberty's national signing day coverage by following the football program social networking sites on their Facebook and Twitter pages (see links above).
Note: You will need to refresh this page to get the latest updates ... updated list as of 10:55 a.m.
|Liberty's 2012 Football Signing Class|
|D.J. Abnar||RB||5-10||185||Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln HS|
|Aharown Campbell||OL||6-4||300||Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck HS/Hargrave Military|
|Kendall Couamin||TE||6-2||225||Pines, Fla./Everglades HS|
|Damarcus Faison||WR||6-4||190||Tampa, Fla./Cambridge Christian HS|
|Dallas Griffiths||LB||6-2||225||Monticello, Fla./North Florida Christian HS|
|Gerald Holt||DL||6-3||275||Kannapolis, N.C./Kannapolis HS|
|John Lunsford||K/P||6-1||180||Ft. Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS|
|Ryan McCarter||WR||6-2||165||Sterling, Va./Park View HS|
|Darrin Peterson||WR||6-2||190||Attalla, Ala./Etowah HS|
|Canon Smith||TE||6-4||255||Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian HS|
|Chima Uzowihe||DE||6-2||240||Houston, Texas/Lamar HS|
|Charles Williams||S||6-0||190||Prospect, Va./Fuqua School HS|
|Mid-Year Signee (Enrolled at Liberty in January)|
|Jibrille Fewell||DL||6-1||296||Rock Hill, S.C./South Point HS (Butte College)|
|Maximilian Sommer||DE||6-6||260||Hamburg, Germany/St. Pauli Buccaneers|
|Grey Shirts (Enrolled in Liberty in August and now joining the team)|
|Zach Erickson||LB||6-1||255||Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University HS|
|Dante' Shells||WR||6-2||170||Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney HS|
D.J. Abnar – RB, 5-10, 185, Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln HS
Signed as of 7:52 a.m.
Two-year starter … all-state honorable-mention selection as a senior … all-district and all-city honoree as a senior … started at defensive back at a junior, finishing the season with 37 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups … also carried the ball 20 times as a running back during his junior season for 458 yards … standout season as a senior, finishing his final year at Lincoln High School with 22 rushing touchdowns and 1,300 rushing yards … school record holder for scoring six touchdowns in a game … ranked as the No. 6 "Best Athlete" in the state of Florida … MVP of the Rivalry Series game against Ocala Forest High School.
Aharown Campbell – OL, 6-4, 300, Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck HS/Hargrave Military
Signed as of 7:37 a.m
Three-year starter at offensive tackle at Teaneck High School … second-team all-conference selection as a junior … all-league and all-city honoree as a senior … comes to Liberty from Hargrave Military Academy … Marlin Barnes Award winner, given annually to the player who exemplifies academic excellence, strong character, leadership and good attitude at Hargrave … three-year letterwinner in track and wrestling … recently inducted into the Teaneck High School Hall of Fame for Athletics and Academics … son of Anthony and Debbie Brown … is planning on pursuing a journalism degree.
Kendall Couamin – TE, 6-2, 225, Pines, Fla./Everglades HS
Signed at 9:44 a.m.
Three-year letterwinner at tight end … finished his junior season with 15 catches for 225 yards and four touchdowns … capped off his high school career by recording 20 receptions for 350 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … participated in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star game, earning MVP honors after scoring two touchdowns … excels on the track, clocking a 10.9 in the 100-meter dash … son of Yanick Casmir.
Damarcus Faison – WR, 6-4, 190, Tampa, Fla./Cambridge Christian HS
Signed at 8:29 a.m.
Three-sport letterwinner in football, basketball and track … four-year varsity starter at wide receiver … finished his senior year with 36 receptions for 524 yards and four touchdowns … also finished his final year at Cambridge Christian with 52 tackles (36 solo, 16 assisted) … earned all-conference honors as a senior at wide receiver … state qualifier in the high jump … son of Diana Scott.
Dallas Griffiths – LB, 6-2, 225, Monticello, Fla./North Florida Christian HS
Signed at 9:07 a.m.
Three-year starter at linebacker … three-star rated recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN.com … first-team all-state honoree as a junior and senior … helped lead North Florida Christian to a pair of state titles … Top 120 prospect in the state of Florida … finished his senior year with 190 tackles, spotlighted by a 25-tackle effort in a single game … All-Big Bend region honoree as a junior and senior … ranked No. 24 at inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com … younger brother of current Flames linebacker Chase Griffiths … son of Bobby and Cindy Griffiths.
Gerald Holt – DL, 6-3, 275, Kannapolis, N.C./Kannapolis HS
Signed at 9:23 a.m.
Four-year letterwinner at defensive tackle … all-conference and all-county selection as a senior … finished his senior year with 52 tackles and 15 sacks … team captain … has clocked a 4.89 in the 40-meter dash … 350-pound bench press … straight A honor roll student … son of Gerald and Leea Holt.
John Lunsford – K/P, 6-1, 180, Ft. Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS
Signed at 9:45 a.m.
Two-year starting kicker and punter … two-time all-area selection … named to the all-state team as a senior … made 90 percent of his field goal attempts in high school … broke the county record with a 58-yard field goal … finished his high school career with a 47.0 yards per punt average … also excels in soccer and track and field … son of Jim and Sharon Lunsford.
Ryan McCarter – WR, 6-2, 165, Sterling, Va./Park View HS
Signed at 8:28 a.m.
Finished his career with 135 receptions for 1,899 yards and 22 touchdowns … holds the Park View High School record for most receiving yards in a game (229 yards) and highest single-season reception total (70) and touchdown total (13) … first-team All-Dulles District wide receiver as a junior and senior … second-team All-Northern Region wide receiver … as a senior, he finished his last year at Park View High School with 69 receptions for 937 yards and nine touchdowns … team captain in both football and basketball … Division 3 Basketball Player of the Year as a sophomore … holds the school's single-game scoring record with 44 points scored … son of Ray and Faith McCarter.
Darrin Peterson – WR, 6-2, 190, Attalla, Ala./Etowah HS
Signed at 9:27 a.m.
Four-year varsity starter … finished his career with 106 receptions for 2,278 yards and 21 touchdowns … first-team All-Region 7 honoree as a junior … finished his junior season with 34 receptions for 698 yards and nine touchdowns … Alabama Sports Writers first-team all-state honoree as a senior … capped off his career at Etowah High School with 65 receptions for 1,393 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior … three of his touchdown receptions were for 90 or more yards … also returned three kickoffs for a touchdown during his senior season … MVP Class 5A Region 7 honoree … three-time Dandy Dozen Player of the Week … three-year starter in basketball … started two years in baseball … son of Darrin and Amellia Peterson.
Canon Smith – TE, 6-4, 255, Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian HS
Signed at 9:16 a.m.
Played in the 2012 International Bowl as a tight end for Team USA … as a senior, he was selected to the All Over the Mountain team, as well as the All-Shelby County squad and All-Metro team … finished his senior season with 37 receptions … versatile athlete, who also played basketball for Briarwood Christian.
Chima Uzowihe – DE, 6-2, 240, Houston, Texas/Lamar HS
Signed at 10:45 a.m.
Four-year letterwinner … selected to the 20-5A first-team all-district squad as a junior and senior … district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … preseason selection to the all-regional team … led his team in sacks as a senior … son of Veronica Jenkins.
Charles Williams – S, 6-0, 190, Prospect, Va./Fuqua School HS
Signed at 9:06 a.m.
Four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball … two-time Virginia Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Year … two-time all-conference honoree at running back, defensive back, kickoff and punt return specialist … as a senior, he was named to the first-team all-state squad as a running back and defensive back … second-team all-state honoree as a kickoff return specialist … track & field state qualifier in the 100, 200 and 4x400 relay … son of Charles Williams, Sr. and Gloria Jenkins.
Mid-Year Signees (Enrolled at Liberty in January)
Jibrille Fewell – DL, 6-1, 296, Rock Hill, S.C./South Point HS (Butte College)
Transferring to Liberty from Butte College in Oroville, Calif. … will have two years of eligibility remaining at Liberty … honorable-mention All-State/All-America NORCAL team … finished his last season at Butte with 47 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks … attended South Carolina State in 2010 and finished the season with 13 tackles … started his collegiate career at Buffalo under head coach Turner Gill in 2009 … was named Buffalo's most improved player during spring practice … all-region, all-area and all-state honoree at South Point High School … finished his senior season with 67 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and eight sacks … also a letterwinner in basketball … son of Grafonda Ruff … intents to major in communications at Liberty.
Maximilian Sommer – DE, 6-6, 260, Hamburg, Germany/St. Pauli Buccaneers
Three-time selection to the All-Hamburg team … invited to play for the Germany national team … during his senior season, he finished the year with 14 sacks and five forced fumbles … also played tight end as a senior and recorded three touchdowns … led his team to four consecutive No. 1 finishes in the divisional standings … four-time game MVP.
Grey Shirts (Enrolled at Liberty last August and is now joining the team)
Zach Erickson – LB, 6-1, 255, Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University HS
Three-year letterwinner … finished his career with 152 tackles … helped Memphis University High School to state titles as a sophomore and junior … was the only non-senior athlete to start on defense as a junior … Memphis University finished his junior year ranked No. 4 nationally in the final Rivals.com high school poll … Memphis University posted a 13-0 record during his junior year, which included wins over two former state championship programs (Mississippi's South Panola and Tennessee's White Station) … individually finished the year ranked No. 6 in the state with 83 tackles, to go along with six tackles for a loss, two interceptions, two pass breakups and three fumble recoveries … was named to two preseason all-state teams … team captain … son of Todd and Lynn Erickson.
Dante' Shells – WR, 6-2, 170, Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney HS
Two-year starter … honorable-mention defensive back as a junior … finished his junior year with nine receptions and a touchdown … first-team all-state honoree as a senior … capped off his career at Caesar Rodney High School with 43 receptions for 1,264 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior … also recorded six interceptions and a kickoff return for a touchdown during his final season … first-team all-conference as a senior … finished the Blue-Gold All-Star game with an interception and a touchdown … was a McDonald's All-American nominee in basketball … second-team all-state and first-team all-conference in basketball … track & field high school state champion in the high jump and 4x200 relay … son of Stephanie Shells-Carter.