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Flames Football December Signing Day Central

December 18, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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LibertyFlames.com will post live updates throughout National Signing Day on Wednesday of the December portion of Liberty's 2020 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 meet the bright new stars of Flames Nation.

Once each signee's national letter of intent has cleared Liberty's Compliance office, an update will be posted to the @LibertyFootball social media accounts. Shortly thereafter, a full player bio will be posted to this webpage, providing further details about Liberty's next recruit.

At the conclusion of today's National Signing Day, Flames Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze will address the media following his team's first practice in Orlando, Fla., in preparation for the 2019 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl on Satuday. During the media session, Freeze will address his second signing class and a video archive of the interview will be posted on LibertyFlames.com later Wednesday night.

2020 Mid-Year Enrollees Announced in December

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Gage Bassham OL 6-5 315 Abingdon, Va./Lord Botetourt HS
Will Buchanan OL 6-6 300 Asheville, N.C./Christ School
Anthony Butler LB 6-1 225 Charlotte, N.C./Zebulon B. Vance HS (Charlotte)
Tim Coutras S 6-2 195 Nolenville, Tenn./Nolensville HS
Gabe Foster LB 6-1 220 LaBelle, Va./Deep Creek HS
Durrell Johnson DL 6-4 225 Essex, Md./Overlea HS (ASA College)
Jerome Jolly, Jr. DB 6-0 200 Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin HS
Karsen Perkins DL 6-4 250 Concord, N.C./NW Cabarrus HS
Louis Taylor, III DB 6-1 180 Martinsville, Va./Magna Vista HS
Juawan Treadwell DB 6-0 185 Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee HS (Independence CC)


2020 High School Signees Announced in December

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Deon Biggins DB 6-1 170 Horn Lake, Miss./Horn Lake HS
Sean Brown QB 6-2 185 Apex, N.C./Middle Creek HS
Kendy Charles DL 6-2 245 Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS
CJ Daniels WR 6-1 185 Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS
Brian Hannibal OL 6-3 290 Silver Springs, Md./James Hurbert Blake HS
Marcus Hawkins DB 6-1 180 St. Paul, Minn./East Ridge HS
        (Iowa Western CC)
Ahmad Jackson WR 6-1 200 Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek HS
Jaivian Loften WR 6-2 195 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga HS
        (Chaffey College)
Aaron Lovins DB 6-0 180 Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
Chase Mitchell OL 6-4 330 Washington, Pa./Washington HS
Aakil Washington DL 6-2 230 Marietta, Ga./Wheeler HS
Rashad Whitehead DL 6-2 245 Atlanta, Ga./B.E.S.T. Academy


Gage Bassham, OL, 6-5, 315, Abingdon, Va./Lord Botetourt HS - Signed at 7:30 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from ETSU, Marshall and Old Dominion … District Lineman of the Year … first-team all-district … first-team all-region … first-team all-state … 2019 Blue Ridge District Champions … 2019 Region 3D Champions … helped his team to the 2019 state championship game played at Liberty's Williams Stadium … son of Deborah and Mark Bassham … is looking at majoring in criminal justice or business.

Deon Biggins, DB, 6-1, 170, Horn Lake, Miss./Horn Lake HS - Signed at 12:46 p.m.
Also received offers from Austin Peay, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana Tech … Fastest Man 4.35 Forty Time … finished his senior season with three interceptions and seven pass breakups … helped lead Horn Lake to the 2018 6A State Championship … son of Yolanda Hassell Rooks and Charlie Biggins … plans to major in business.

Sean Brown, QB, 6-2, 185, Apex, N.C./Middle Creek HS - Signed at 7:02 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Campbell, Charlotte, Elon, Furman and Bucknell … finished his last two years of high school throwing for 5,034 yards and 50 touchdowns … two-time all-conference honoree … three-time academic all-conference … 2019 Offensive MVP … son of Tracie and Mike Brown.

Will Buchanan, OL, 6-6, 300, Asheville, N.C./Christ School - Signed at 7:10 a.m.
Also received offers from Bryant, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Eastern Kentucky, Elon, ETSU, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville State, Mercer, William & Mary and Wofford … first-team all-conference … first-team all-state … named to the USA Today All-North Carolina team … helped Christ School to two state runner-up titles … son of Carrie and Scott Buchanan.

Anthony Butler, LB, 6-1, 225, Charlotte, N.C./Zebulon B. Vance HS (Charlotte) - Signed at 7:06 a.m.
Transferring to Liberty from Charlotte … also received offers from 17 different schools … three-year varsity standout … two-time team MVP … two-time all-MECKA 4A conference player … 2014 all-Charlotte Observer third team defensive back … helped the Cougars to an 11-4 record as a junior where they reached the 4A State semifinals … ranked fourth in the conference with 12 tackles as a junior, averaging 8.1 tackles per game … added 3.0 sacks, 17.0 tackles for a loss and an interception … Zebulon B. Vance High School advanced to the playoffs during his senior campaign … son of Hana Mahmoud … plans to be a sport management major.

Kendy Charles, DT, 6-1, 245, Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS - Signed at 7:06 a.m.
Also received offers from Bethune-Cookman, Chattanooga, Charleston Southern, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, New Hampshire, Western Kentucky and Wofford … finished his high school career with 216 tackles, 30 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries and four forced fumbles … also scored a pair of touchdowns, five two-point conversions and connected of 15-of-17 field goal attempts … 5A Co-Player of the Year … 5A all-state honoree … three-time first-team All-County … two-time first-team all-conference … two-time first-team all-district … son of Marie and Jean Charles … plans to major in sport management.

Tim Coutras, S, 6-2, 195, Nolenville, Tenn./Nolensville HS - Signed at 3:00 p.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from ETSU, Eastern Illinois and UT Martin … finished his career with 19 interceptions, returning four for a touchdown … also added 58 tackles, 1,005 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns … 4A Mr. Football Finalist … two-time all-state selection … Region 4A MVP … Region 4A Athlete of the Year as a senior … son of Tess and Chris Coutras … plans to major in sport management.

CJ Daniels, WR, 6-1, 185, Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS - Signed at 12:46 p.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Air Force, Army, Navy, North Dakota State and Southern Illinois … finished his senior year with 1,411 receiving yards on 93 receptions for 15 touchdowns … two-time second-team all-country honoree … two-time first-team all-region selection … helped Parkview High School to a pair of region titles … son of Natalie Beavers and Carlton Daniels … is looking at majoring in engineering or sport management.

Gabe Fuster, LB, 6-1, 220, LaBelle, Va./Deep Creek HS - Signed at 8:25 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … finished his career at Deep Creek High School with 112 tackles … son of Ashley and Gustavo Fuster … plans to major in sport management.

Brian Hannibal, OL, 6-3, 290, Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake HS - Signed at 7:20 a.m./Announced at 11 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Buffalo, Charlotte, Georgetown, Old Dominion, Marshall, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and Yale … allowed only two sacks during his senior year … first-team all-country … first-team all-division honorable mention … All-Met selection … son of Tonya and Anslem Hannibal … plans to major in computer science.

Marcus Haskins, DB, 6-1, 180, St. Paul, Minn./East Ridge HS (Iowa Western CC) - Signed at 7:26 a.m.
Transferring to Liberty from Iowa Western Community College … also received offers from Akron, Austin Peay, Buffalo, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Northern Iowa, Montana State, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee Martin and Troy … finished the 2019 season at Iowa Western with 31 tackles, 10 pass breakups, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles … first-team All-ICCAC Conference … first-team All-America NJCAA DB … recorded an interception in five-straight games to open his college football career … had a pair of games with two interceptions during the season's final three contests … tied the NCAA Division II single game season high with seven passes defended in a 31-7 win over Upper Iowa (six pass breakups and an one interception) … recorded 41 tackles during his senior season at East Ridge High School … ranked sixth on the team and added a pair of forced fumbles … had 170 all-purpose yards included 125 on his nine interception returns … first-team all-conference as a senior … A Cliff Harris Award finalist … earned D2CCA, Associated Press and Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-America first-team and D2Football.com All-America honorable mention … named Don Hansen's Football Gazette Super Region 4 Freshman of the Year … named Don Hansen's Football Gazette and D2CCA All-Super Region 4 first-team … NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year and All-NSIC South Division First Team … led the county with 2.9 passes defended per game … led the Northern Sun and ranked second in the nation with nine interceptions … led the conference with 20 pass breakups … son of Naomi and Kevin Haskins … plans to major in communications.

Ahmad Jackson, WR, 6-1, 200, Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek HS - Signed at 8:47 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received an offer from Ole Miss … native of Atlanta, Ga., who graduated from Sandy Creek High School in Sandy Creek, N.Y. … finished his senior year with 61 receptions for 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns … son of Marlene and Clovis Jackson.

Durrell Johnson, DE, 6-4, 225, Essex, Md./Overlea HS (ASA College) - Signed at 9:48 a.m.
Transferring to Liberty from ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y. … also received offers from Akron, Bethune-Cookman, Grambling State, Morgan State and South Alabama … two-time all-conference honoree at ASA College … JUCO All-American … named a Super 22 Athlete and a BTC All-Star at Overlea High School … son of Kiffiney Parrish and Durrell Johnson.

Jerome Jolly, Jr., DB, 6-0, 200, Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin HS - Signed at 7:13 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Georgia Southern, Southern Miss and UAB … finished his career with 104 tackles, six sacks and five pass breakups … second-team Gateway Conference … helped Mandarin High School to the 2018 8A State Championship … son of Kenya and Jerome Jolly, Sr. … plans to major in sport management.

Jaivian Lofton, WR, 6-2, 195, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga HS (Chaffey College) - Signed at 3:00 p.m.
Transferring to Liberty from Chaffey College … also received offers from Arkansas Pine Bluff, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Tech and Western Kentucky … finished his two season at Chaffey College wit 1,584 receiving yards, 72 receptions and 20 touchdowns … first-team all-conference … son of Quiana Lundy and Randel Horton … plans to major in kinesiology.

Aaron Lovins, DB, 6-0, 180, Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy - Signed at 8:12 a.m.
Also received offers from Austin Peay and Missouri Western State … finished his senior year with 81 tackles (52 solo, 29 assisted), six tackles for a loss, eight pass breakups, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt … all-state cornerback … all-country cornerback … played in the East-West All-Star game … helped Brentwood Academy claim three state titles … son of Lisa and Rich Lovins … plans to major in business or coaching.

Chase Mitchell, OL, 6-4, 330, Washington, Pa./Washington HS - Signed at 7:37 a.m.
Also received offers from Howard, UMass, West Liberty and William & Mary … two-time all-conference honoree … All-WPIAL … helped Washington High School to four conference titles and a WPIAL title … son of Tamara Mitchell … plans on majoring in business.

Karsen Perkins, DE, 6-4, 250, Concord, N.C./NW Cabarrus HS - Signed at 706 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Akron, Campbell, Charlotte and Eastern Kentucky … finished his junior season with 13 sacks … all-conference honoree as a junior … helped lead NW Cabarrus to a conference title … son of Kelli Dixon and Andre Perkins … plans to major in psychology.

Louis Taylor, III, DB, 6-1, 180, Martinsville, Va./Magna Vista HS - Signed at 7:13 a.m.
Finishes his senior season at Magna Vista High School with 32.5 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception … first-team All-Region Defense honoree … son of Courtney Davis and Louis Taylor, Jr. … plans to major in exercise science.

Juawan Treadwell, DB, 6-0, 185, Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee HS (Independence CC) - Signed at 7:13 a..m
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … transferring to Liberty from Independence Community College in Independence, Kan. … also received offers from Akron, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Temple … finished the 2019 at Independence with 57 tackles, 10 pass breakups and 1.5 tackles for a loss … all-conference and All-America honoree at Independence … son of Tami Treadwell and Michael Scott.

Aakil Washington, DL, 6-2, 230, Marietta, Ga./Wheeler HS - Signed at 7:10 a.m.
Also received offers from Akron, Buffalo, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida A&M, Georgia Southern, Illinois State, Jacksonville State, Kent State, Mercer, Troy, Tulane and Western Carolina … finished his senior season with 59 tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and a safety … three-time first-team All-Region honoree … Eloisa Reynoso and Nicholas Washington … plans to major in information technology.

Rashad Whitehead, DL, 6-2, 245, Atlanta, Ga./B.E.S.T. Academy - Signed at 7:30 a.m.
Three-star recruit as ranked by 247Sports.com … also received offers from Akron, Arizona, Army, Buffalo, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Fordham, Mercer, Navy and USF … 151 tackles and 16 sacks … also finished his career with 45 receptions for 385 yards and seven touchdowns … second-team all-conference Defense honoree as a sophomore … firs-team all-conference Defense selection as a junior and senior … Pre-Season All-Region selection heading into his senior season … son of TaCorey and Robert Whitehead … plans to major in sport management or business management.