Five area players sign with Tusculum College

Five area players sign with Tusculum College

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GREENEVILLE - There will be many new faces on the field when the Tusculum Pioneers play their first game of 2011.

Head coach Frankie DeBusk loaded up on 16 defensive backs, 12 receivers, 11 defensive linemen, nine offensive linemen, eight linebackers, two kickers, two quarterbacks, two running backs and one tight end in this year's recruiting class.

Among them are Austin East wide receiver Travius Blair, Seymour quarterback/linebacker Dustin Fain, Carter offensive lineman Daniel Nicely, Anderson County offensive lineman Charlie Phillips and West High School defensive end Brad Reid.

Tusculum went 6-5 in 2010. The Pioneers start 2011 at home on Sept. 3 against West Georgia.

National Signing Day (Feb. 2, 2011)

NAME POS. HT. WT. HOMETOWN (SCHOOL)
Sha-Ron Anthony DB 5-8 160 Ellenwood, Ga. (Stockbridge HS)
Cortez Beck DB 5-9 175 Decatur, Ga. (Southwest DeKalb HS)
Ethan Belasic OL 6-6 300 Linden, Tenn. (Perry County HS)
Travius Blair WR 5-7 160 Knoxville, Tenn. (Austin East HS)
Thomas Burdette DB 6-3 200 Anderson, S.C. (TL Hanna HS)
Brandon Burkey K 6-1 200 Jonesborough, Tenn. (Daniel Boone HS)
Zachary Capehart OL 6-1 265 Ooltewah, Tenn. (Silverdale Baptist Academy)
Corey Carson LB 5-11 230 Anderson, S.C. (TL Hanna HS)
Demarcus Copeland DB 5-8 160 Lithonia, Ga. (Chamblee HS)
Logan Cornelius K 6-0 190 Chattanooga, Tenn. (East Hamilton HS)
Darius Cunningham OL 6-2 275 Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS)
Ifaybeian Daney WR 6-0 170 Hermitage, Tenn. (McGavock HS)
Jevante Davenport DB 6-1 180 Decatur, Ga. (Columbia HS)
CJ Dawson WR 5-11 175 Lithonia, Ga. (Arabia Mountain HS)
Eric Dulin DB 5-9 175 Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS)
Dijon Elder DL 6-0 315 Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS)
Dustin Fain QB/LB 6-1 200 Seymour, Tenn. (Seymour HS)
Anthony Farley DB 5-7 155 Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside HS)
Raphael Finley LB 5-10 220 Las Vegas, Nev. (College of the Desert)
Craig Franklin DB 5-11 175 Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS)
Trey Fuellen DB 5-10 170 Smyrna, Ga. (Campbell HS)
Kenny Funnye WR 6-0 185 Georgetown, S.C. (Andrews HS)
Patrick Gavin DB 5-8 155 Riverdale, Ga. (Columbia HS)
Spencer Hall WR 5-8 165 Stockbridge, Ga. (Stockbridge HS)
Patrick Hansen OL 6-3 280 Kingsport, Tenn. (Coastal Carolina/Dobyns-Bennett)
Christopher Harden LB/DE 6-1 190 Orlando, Fla. (Jones HS)
Ikelan Helms WR 6-0 170 Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS)
Marquise Henderson DL 6-2 210 Atlanta, Ga. (Maynard Jackson HS)
Tony Hillman WR 5-5 190 Moore, S.C. (Byrnes HS)
Cornelius Hudson LB 5-10 200 Covington, Ga. (Newton County HS)
D'Andre Jackson DL 5-10 230 Acworth, Ga. (Etowah HS)
George Jackson OL 6-2 265 Duluth, Ga. (Duluth HS)
K-Ron Jefferson LB 5-10 190 Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips HS)
Foloronshu Johnson DB 5-10 175 Hiram, Ga. (East Paulding HS)
Rocky Jones DL 6-2 225 Anderson, S.C. (Westside HS)
Kenneth Judson DE 6-2 190 Orlando, Fla. (Jones HS)
Jivonte Kemp-Davis LB 6-1 175 Douglasville, Ga. (Douglas County HS)
Adonis Lovejoy RB 5-8 185 Atlanta, Ga. (Booker T. Washington HS)
Cashaud Lyons DE 6-5 270 Ellenwood, Ga. (Woodland HS)
Johnathan Lytle DE 6-0 235 Dallas, Ga. (East Paulding HS)
Niquay Mack WR 5-9 165 Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS)
Steven Matthews DB 5-10 170 Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King, Jr. HS)
Stanthony Nelms WR 6-3 185 Decatur, Ga. (Columbia HS)
Daniel Nicely OL 6-0 255 Blaine, Tenn. (Carter HS)
Ricardo Penn, Jr. DB 5-9 170 Stockbridge, Ga. (Stockbridge HS)
Dekeshion Phiffer DB 5-11 170 Atlanta, Ga. (Booker T. Washington HS)
Charlie Phillips OL 6-7 270 Lake City, Tenn. (Anderson County HS)
Nigel Pierre DB 5-10 175 Norcross, Ga. (Tucker HS)
Wesley Powell TE 6-10 255 Eclectic, Ala. (Elmore County HS)
Brad Reid DE 6-0 230 Knoxville, Tenn. (West HS)
Iziah Rutledge DL 6-1 250 Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank HS)
Jonathan Smith LB 5-10 190 Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips HS)
Corliss Stone WR 6-2 175 Ponce de Leon, Fla. (Walton County HS)
Chaz Story ATH 5-11 235 Greeneville, Tenn. (Greeneville HS)
AJ Strange LB 5-10 180 Midway, Tenn. (West Greene HS)
Antonio Sutton DB 5-9 165 Miami, Fla. (Miami Jackson HS)
Cameron Tallent QB/DB 6-1 190 Evansville, Tenn. (Rhea County HS)
Cortney Tucker WR 6-1 175 College Park, Ga. (Banneker HS)
Joshua Tyler DL 6-3 210 Duluth, Ga. (Duluth HS)
Alexander Vick WR 6-1 180 Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS)
Jason Wynn OL 6-3 280 Saratoga, Calif. (West Valley CC)
Mykel Wyyet RB 5-10 180 Loganville, Ga. (Loganville HS)
Zachary Young OL 6-6 290 Sparta, Tenn. (White County HS)
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