UCA inks 23, including 7 in-state players

UCA inks 23, including 7 in-state players

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CONWAY - The University of Central Arkansas football program announced the addition of 23 new student-athletes at Wednesday's annual Signing Day Reception in the Hall of Fame Room at Estes Stadium.

The newest Bears include three mid-year transfers who are already enrolled in school, and 20 newcomers who will join the program in the summer. The signing class consists of 11 student-athletes from Texas, seven from Arkansas, two each from Oklahoma and Louisiana and one from Tennessee.

Broken down by position, the signing class features five defensive linemen, three wide receivers, three linebackers, two offensive linemen, two cornerbacks, two safeties. two tight ends, one running back, one quarterback, and two designated as athletes.

The Bears, who reached the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs last season in just their second season of eligibility, finished 9-4 overall and in second place in the Southland Conference with a 6-1 record.

UCA had nine players named to the All-Southland Conference first or second teams after the season. Three Bears, quarterback Nathan Dick, linebacker Seth Allison and offensive lineman Dominique Allen, were named to All-America teams. UCA had 16 seniors last season.

The Bears, under the direction of 12-year head coach Clint Conque, will open the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss.

JUSTIN CARPENTER6'4" - 290 OL
LONOKE, AR - LONOKE HIGH SCHOOL

3 YEAR STARTER

2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER SONIC TEAM
2011 HOOTEN'S/FARM BUREAU PLAYER OF THE YEAR -FINALIST
2X 2-4A ALL CONFERENCE
2009 4A STATE RUNNER UP
TEAM CAPTAIN
FCA/SPECIAL OLYMPICS


CODY DAUKSCH6'1" - 215 ATH
WEST MEMPHIS, AR - WEST MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
66 RECEPTIONS 1, 107 YARDS 14 TD
2011 74 TT, 23 TFL, 12 PBU, 2 INT
42ND RATED ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.COM
2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER SONIC TEAM
2011 HOOTEN'S/FARM BUREAU PLAYER OF YEAR FINALIST
2011 HOOTEN'S 7A DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST
2011 MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL ALL METRO
2009 ALL ARKANSAS SUPER SOPHOMORE TEAM - ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE
7A ALL STATE/BASEBALL
3X 7A EAST ALL ACADEMIC


PRINCE ENE5'10" - 180 CB
HOUSTON, TX - GEORGE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL

2 STAR RIVALS.COM

2 STAR SCOUT.COM #184 NATIONALLY
2011 33 TT, 5 PBU, 1FR

WES FOSTER5'11" - 195 RB
CLARKSVILLE, AR - CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
339 RUSHES 2,328 YARDS 25 TD
92 RECEPTIONS 1,368 YARDS 16 TD
2 STAR RIVALS.COM, SCOUT.COM, ESPN.COM
#134 RATED NATIONALLY ESPN.COM
#111 RATED NATIONALLY SCOUT.COM
#8 RATED PROSPECT ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.C0M
2010 ALL ARKANSAS TEAM
2X 4A ALL STATE
4A 100M(10.71), 200M (21.8) CHAMPION


DAWSON HADNOT6'1" - 265 DL
GARLANDS, TX - GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
46 TT, 3 SACKS, 1 TFL, 6 QB PRESSURES
2X 10-5A ALL DISTRICT
3 YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN
HUSTLER AWARD - GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ALSO PLAYED TE/QB
TEAM CAPTAIN
FCA


BO HARPER6'4" - 235 TE
MONROE, LA - OUACHITA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
35 RECEPTIONS 606 YARDS 9 TD 17.3 AVE.
2 STAR ESPN.COM #55 LOUISIANA/#78 NATIONALLY
2011 1A STATE CHAMPION
2010 1A STATE RUNNER UP
2011 ALL NORTHEAST LOUSIANA MONROE NEWS STAR
1A LOUISIANA STATE SHOT PUT CHAMPION
FCA
NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY

HAYWOOD JEFFIRES III6'0" - 198 CB
PEARLAND, TX - GLENDA DAWSON HIGH SCHOOL


CAREER STATS:
70 TT, 6 INT, 13 PBU, 3 FF
2011 24-4A ALL CONFERENCE
SON OF FORMER NFL WR HAYWOOD JEFFIRES II


JAMESON JOHNSON5'10" - 175 WR
HOUSTON, TX - TOMBALL HIGH SCHOOL


2011 STATS:
1,243 ALL PURPOSE YARDS
61 RECEPTIONS 906 YARDS 9 TD 14.8 AVE.
13-5A ALL DISTRICT
2 YEAR STARTER
LETTERS IN FOOTBALL, TRACK, BASKETBALL
HONOR ROLL


LANCE KLOKER6'5" - 275 OL
OWASSO, OK - OWASSO HIGH SCHOOL

2011 ALL STATE/ OKLAHOMA COACHES ASSOCIATION
TULSA WORLD ALL METRO
4-6A ALL DISTRICT
4-6A ALL ACADEMIC
1ST TEAM ALL EASTERN OKLAHOMA/VYPE MAGAZINE
TULSA METRO TOP 10 LINEMAN
3X OKLAHOMA STATE PLAYOFFS
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


JAZZ MASON6'1" - 210 LB
MEMPHIS, TN - ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

2011 STATS:
127 TT, 12 TFL, 1 SACK, 2 FF, 1FR
#28 RATED PROSPECT TENNESSEE - MAX PREPS
3 YEAR STARTER
3X 14-6A ALL DISTRICT
2X TEAM CAPTAIN
TENNESSEE EAST-WEST ALL STAR TEAM
2011 TENNESSEE 6A ALL STATE
2011 14-6A DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEMPHIS BEST OF PREPS FINALIST


BAILEY MCIVER6'4" - 235 DE
SHERIDAN, AR - SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
275 TT, 25 SACKS, 5 FF, 5 FR, 2 INT
2 STAR ESPN.COM #22 PROSPECT ARKANSAS #161 NATIONALLY
#32 RATED PROSPECT ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.COM
2X 6A ALL STATE
2011 ALL ARKANSAS TEAM - VYPE MAGAZINE
2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER TEAM
2011 MAX EMFINGER ALL AMERICAN
2011 ALL ARKANSAS TEAM - HOOTEN'S
2009 ALL ARKANSAS SUPER SOPHOMORE - ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE
3X 6A SOUTH ALL CONFERENCE


NATHAN O'CONNOR6'3" - 275 DT
ALLEN, TX - LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL

3X 11-3A ALL DISTRICT
4 YEAR STARTER
2X ALL COUNTY
2011 3A ALL TEXAS - VYPE MAGAZINE
2X ALL REGION SELECTION
TEAM CAPTAIN
HONOR ROLL

DARIUS REED6'2" - 185 S
HOUSTON, TX - GEORGE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
124 TT, 4 INT, 14 PBU
2X 23-5A ALL DISTRICT
2011 ALL CONFERENCE - FORT BEND SUN
LETTERS, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK
6'7 PERSONAL RECORD HIGH JUMP - STATE QUALIFIER
FCA


DESMOND SMITH6'1" - 186 WR
BENTONVILLE, AR - BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
122 RECEPTIONS 2,204 YARDS 28 TD 18.3 AVE.
29TH RATED ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.COM
2X 7A ALL STATE
2X 7A WEST ALL CONFERENCE
2011 ALL ARKANSAS - VYPE MAGAZINE
2X ALL KURM DREAM TEAM
2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER SONIC TEAM
HONOR ROLL


KAMANE THOMAS6'1" - 195 OLB
MISSOURI CITY, TX - ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL

2011 STATS:
118 TT, 16 PBU, 10 SACKS, 5 INT, 14 TFL, 1 TD
2011 23-5A ALL CONFERENCE
2011 23-5A DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011 ALL CONFERENCE - FORT BEND SUN
ALL ACADEMIC


TONY TRUONG6'2" - 236 DE
CARROLLTON, TX - CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

2X 9-4A ALL DISTRICT
CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL DEFENSIVE MVP
2011 VYPE MAGAZINE "PLAYER TO WATCH"
3 YEAR STARTER
WRESTLING


AUM'ARIE WALLACE6'1" - 185 S
LITTLE ROCK, AR - PULASKI ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
205 TT, 9 INT, 23 PBU
3 STAR ESPN.COM #8 PROSPECT ARKANSAS/#56 NATIONALLY
2011 4A STATE CHAMPIONS
#26 RATED PROSPECT ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.COM
2011 4A ALL STATE
2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER SONIC TEAM
2011 ESPN ALL ARKANSAS TEAM
2011 ALL ARKANSAS VYPE MAGAZINE
2011 ARKANSAS STAR GAME
2X 4A CENTRAL ALL CONFERENCE


DILLION WINFREY5'8" - 174 ATH
BRYANT, AR - BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER STATS:
OFFENSE 62 RECEPTIONS 1,359 YARDS 11 TD 21.9 AVE.
DEFENSE 141 TT, 4 INT, 32 PBU, 3 SACKS
SPECIAL TEAMS 753 RETURN YARDS 3 TD
27TH RATED PROSPECT ARKANSAS SPORTS 360.COM
2011 LANDERS AWARD FINALIST
2011 HOOTEN'S SUPER SONIC TEAM
2X 7A ALL STATE - CB
2X 7A ALL STATE - TRACK
2X NIKE ALL ARKANSAS TEAM
NATIONAL UNDERCLASSMEN COMBINE -OVERALL MVP

TONY WINSLOW6'3" - 231 DE
KINGWOOD, TX - KINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

2 STAR SCOUT.COM #90 NATIONALLY
2X 14-5A ALL CONFERENCE
2011 37 TT, 10 SACKS, 15 TFL, 2 FF, 1TD


RICKY WYATT5'11" - 233 LB
MONROE, LA - NEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

2011 STATS:
139 TT, 7 TD - 0/D, 2 INT
3 STAR RIVALS.COM
3X 2-4A ALL DISTRICT
2X 2-4A CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011 4A STATE CHAMPION
2011 OUTSTANDING PLAYER 4A LOUISIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
4A LOUISIANA STATE DEFENISVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR


2012 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
TRANSFER SIGNEES

AUSTIN HAYWOOD6'5" - 252 TE
MOORE, OK - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/SO. MOORE HS

4 STAR RIVALS.COM, ESPN.COM, SCOUT.COM, #7 NATIONALLY
PLAYED 2 SEASONS UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
2009 1-6A OKLAHOMA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2009 TULSA WORLD ALL STATE
#2 OVERALL PROSPECT - OKLAHOMA RIVALS.COM
#4 OVERALL PROSPECT - OKLAHOMA SCOUT.COM
RIVALS.COM 250 / #139 OVERALL NATIONALLY

2009 34 RECEPTIONS, 578 YARDS, 11 TD, 17.0 AVE.
234 YARDS, 9 TD
73 TT, 9 SACKS, 2 INT, 3 FF


JACOBY WALKER6'2" - 216 QB
HOUSTON, TX - UNIV. OF ARKANSAS/WESTFIELD HS

CAREER STATS:
391/576 5,096 65 TD
635 RUSHING 14 TD
3 STAR RIVALS.COM, ESPN.COM, SCOUT.COM
#33 RATED DUAL THREAT NATIONALLY RIVALS.COM
#40 RATED DUAL THREAT NATIONALLY SCOUT.COM
2010 TEXAS 13-5A CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2X 13-5A ALL DISTRICT WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL


COURTNEY WHITEHEAD6'2" - 195 WR
ATHENS, TX - US AIRFORCE ACADEMY/ATHENS HS

CAREER STATS:
127 RECEPTIONS 1,922 YARDS 18 TD 15.1 AVE.
3 STAR RIVALS.COM
2010 ALL DISTRICT, ALL COUNTY
2010 ALL ACADEMIC


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