Flames Football December Signing Day Central
|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)|
|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|
|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.