Coastal Football Announces Early Signees

       

Jan. 13, 2017

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced the addition of six mid-year signees. All six are currently enrolled at Coastal, will participate in spring practices and eligible for the fall of 2017.

2017 Coastal Carolina Football Mid-year Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School (Previous Scho0l)
Jeffrey Gunter DE 6-4 225 Fr. Durham, N.C. / Riverside HS
Brock Hoffman OL 6-3 300 Fr. Statesville, N.C. / Statesville HS
Michael Makins LB 5-11 200 Fr. Lithonia, Ga. / Stephenson HS
Kenneth Sims * OL 6-4 305 Jr. Simpsonville, S.C. / Hillcrest HS (Georgia Military College)
Jalin Walker DT 6-2 300 Fr. Laurens, S.C. / Laurens District 55 HS
Austin Wilson ^ QB 6-2 220 GdSr. Camp Hill, Pa. / East Pennsboro (Syracuse Univ.)

*- Sims is a JuCo transfer and will have two years of eligibility at Coastal
^ - Wilson is a graduate transfer and will have one year of eligibility at Coastal

Jeffrey Gunter
DE, 6-4, 225, Fr.
Durham, N.C. / Riverside HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: As a senior, named All-PAC 6 and Durham Herald-Sun All-Area … Had 55 tackles, including 12.0 for losses with 8.5 sacks … Also had an interception … 2015 All-PAC-6 as outside linebacker after tallying 28 stops with 6.0 going for losses.

Brock Hoffman
OL, 6-3, 300, Fr.
Statesville, N.C. / Statesville HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Invited to Blue-Grey All-American Bowl … Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … A two-star recruit by 247Sports.com that is listed as the 74th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina … First team NCPreps.com 3A All-State and a second team American Family Insurance All-North Carolina (all divisions) as named by USA TODAY High School Sports … Two-time All-North Piedmont Conference pick … As a junior, invited to the U.S. Army National Combine.

Michael “Cam” Makins
LB, 5-11, 200, Fr.
Lithonia, Ga. / Stephenson HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: A three-star recruit by 247Sports.com … Named first team All-Region 4-6A and first team All-DeKalb County … Tallied 107 tackles as a senior with 20 going for losses … Had 91 tackles as a junior … Led the team and ranked eighth in the county with 105 tackles as a sophomore to earn honorable mention All-Region 6-5A.

Kenneth Sims
OL, 6-4, 305, Jr.
Simpsonville, S.C. / Hillcrest HS (Georgia Military College)

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Played two seasons at Georgia Military College and will have two seasons of eligibility at Coastal Carolina … 2016 (So.): GMS was 9-2, ranked 14th in the NJCAA, averaged 46.2 ppg (5th nationally) and 437.6 yards of total offense (10th nationally) … 2015 (Fr.): Team was 8-4 and ranked 20th in the final NJCAA poll … High School: All-Region 1-AAAA … Teammate with current Chanticleer Jamarion McBride.

Jalin Walker
DT, 6-2, 300, Fr.
Laurens, S.C. / Laurens District 55 HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Named first team American Family Insurance All-South Carolina (all divisions) as named by USA TODAY High School Sports and All-Region 2-5A … Helped school to a region title … Listed among the South Carolina High School Sports report Top 125 seniors in the state … Was overall state champion at the 2016 S.C. Strength Coaches Association meet as he posted a meet-best squat of 655 pounds and bench press of 340 pounds while adding a 98-inch broad jump.

Austin Wilson
QB, 6-2, 220, GrSr.
Camp Hill, Pa. / East Pennsboro (Syracuse Univ.)

Graduated from Syracuse in December 2016 with a degree in Child and Family Studies and will be pursuing his Master’s in 2017 at Coastal Carolina … Spent four years at Syracuse, playing three (2014-16) and redshirting one (2013) and served in a leadership role for the Syracuse University chapter of Uplifting Athletes … For his career, completed 49-of-85 passes for 418 yards with a touchdown and seven interceptions … 2016 (Jr.): Played in two games (Clemson and Florida State) and completed 17-of-27 passes for 116 yards … All of stats for the 2016 season came in the Clemson contest and all were career highs … 2015 (So): Played in two games and was 4-of-8 passing for 49 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... Came off the bench and completed 4-for-7 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown versus Central Michigan ... Threw his first career touchdown pass in the 30-27 overtime win over the CMU, a seven-yard completion to Jamal Custis to put the Orange up 24-10 ... Also played in the season opener against Rhode Island and attempted one pass … Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring … 2014 (RFr): Played in five games, including starts against Florida State and Duke ... Completed 28-of-50 passes for 253 yards ... Made his collegiate debut against Villanova and completed eight of his first nine passes ... Finished the contest 11-of-17 overall for 89 yards ... Made his first career start against Florida State and threw for 89 yards ... Against Duke, completed 11-of-19 passes for 68 yards ... Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring … 2013 (Fr): Redshirted … High School: 2012 PrepStar All-East Region selection … 2012 Chesapeake Bowl All-Star … 2011 and 2012 all-conference and all-county selection … Ranked the No. 43 recruit in Pennsylvania and a 2012 Class AAA Honorable Mention choice by The Patriot-News … As a senior captain, completed 111-of-202 passes for 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 305 yards on 70 carries with four touchdowns … Completed 253-of-425 passes for 4,125 yards and 50 touchdowns in his high school career.

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