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2013 Football Recruiting Class Biographies

Coastal Carolina welcomes 30 new football recruits.

       

Feb. 6, 2013

COACH MOGLIA'S RECRUITING CLASS PRESS CONFERENCE

Second year Coastal Carolina head football coach announced his 2013 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon, consisting of 30 players from 11 different states.

30 Recruits from 11 States
South Carolina (7): Abercrombie, Barkley, Broome, Clegg, Culick, Hinson, Hill
Virginia (5): Burns, Carter, Clark, Dettra, Moss
Florida (4): Jenkins, McMillan, Richardson, Sattinger
Pennsylvania (4): Griffin, S. Johnson, Jones, Sanders
North Carolina (3): Barbour, Scearce, Thompson
New Jersey (2): K. Johnson, Price
Delaware (1): June
Georgia (1): Mitchell
Illinois (1): Phillips
Maryland (1): Bonaparte
Mississippi (1): Brown

Recruits by Position
OL - 7
DB - 7
DL - 6
WR - 3
LB - 2
RB - 1
LS - 1
QB - 1
TE - 1
P/K - 1


Coastal Carolina University 2013 Football Recruiting Class

Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown/Previous School Player Highlight Video
Osharmar Abercrombie 5-10 190 RB Greenwood, S.C. / Emerald HS Video
Connor Barbour 6-1 305 OL Clayton, N.C. / Clayton HS Video
Ryan Barkley 6-4 290 OL Fort Mill, S.C. / Charlotte Catholic HS Video
Nicholas Bonaparte 6-4 295 OL Baltimore, Md. / Paul L. Dunbar HS Video
Matt Broome 6-0 180 LS Chesnee, S.C. / Boiling Springs HS Video
Ed Brown 6-2 225 DL Cedar Bluff, Miss. / West Point HS Video
Tim Burns 6-4 225 QB Carrollton, Va. / Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Video
Derek Carter 6-2 245 DL Virginia Beach, Va. / First Colonial HS Video
Nick Clark 5-11 160 DB Hampton, Va. / Bethel HS Video
Cooper Clegg 6-1 285 OL Fort Mill, S.C. / Fort Mill HS Video
Ashton Culick 6-6 265 OL Aynor, S.C. / Aynor HS Video
Drew Dettra 6-3 250 DL Leesburg, Va. / Stone Bridge HS Video
Elijah Griffin 6-3 265 DL Dowington, Pa. / Downingtown East HS Video
Markell Hill 6-0 180 DB Chesnee, S.C. / Chesnee HS Video
Ben Hinson 6-3 165 P/K Columbia, S.C. / Irmo HS Video
Jon Jenkins * # 6-4 300 OL Miami, Fla. / Miami Northwestern HS / ASA (N.Y.) College Video
Kerron Johnson 6-3 180 DB Woodbury, N.J. / Highland Regional HS Video
Shane Johnson 6-2 220 LB Yeadon, Pa. / Salisbury School (Conn.) Video
Chris Jones 5-11 165 WR Coatesville, Pa. / Coatesville HS Video
Jesse June 5-11 190 DB Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum School Video
Jarius McMillan 5-10 215 LB Orlando, Fla. / Dr. Phillips HS Video
Rodney Mitchell * ^ 6-3 290 OL Cartersville, Ga. / Cartersville HS / Atlanta Sports Academy Video
Landon Moss 6-4 195 WR Alexandria, Va. / T.C. Williams HS Video
Darrin Phillips 6-3 240 DL Chicago, Ill. / Chicago Hope Academy Video
Dwayne Price 6-3 250 DL East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus HS Video
Frankie Richardson 6-2 185 WR Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas HS Video
Imir Sanders * # 5-10 185 DB West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin HS / Lackawanna College Video
A.J. Sattinger 6-2 230 TE Clearwater, Fla. / Countryside HS Video
Alex Scearce 6-3 190 DB Huntersville, N.C. / Lake Norman Charter School HS Video
C.J. Thompson 5-10 185 DB Charlotte, N.C. / South Mecklenburg HS Video

* - enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January 2013
# - will be listed as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining
^ - will be listed as a true freshman


Osharmar Abercrombie
5-10, 190, RB
Greenwood, S.C. / Emerald HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game ... Named All-Region 1-3A and All-Lakelands Conference ... Rated the fourth-best running back in the state by SCVarsity.com ... Accounted for 1,487 rushing yards on 116 carries and a Lakelands-leading 20 touchdowns ... Led Emerald to a 7-4 record ... Rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale to secure a playoff berth and rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns in a first-round playoff loss ... Index-Journal's Player of the Week twice in 2012 ... First, rushed for a then career-high 226 yards with four touchdowns versus War Shoals ... Then led Emerald to a 62-59 win against Seneca ... Finished with 402 total yards, including 333 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 20 carries, with four catches for 48 yards and a special-teams return of 26 ... Named All-Region II-2A as a junior.


Connor Barbour
6-1, 305, OL
Clayton, N.C. / Clayton HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: An All-Greater Neuse River Conference selection ... Named his team's Most Outstanding OL and DL ... Helped team produce three 1,000-yard rushers, an 8-4 record and a second place conference finish ... Overall, the Comets ran for 4,178 yards in 13 games (321.4 a game) and averaged seven yards a carry ... Reached the 2012 state championship in the discus, throwing 138-0 to place seventh ... Was the 2013 indoor conference champion in the shot put with a mark of 44-4.5.


Ryan Barkley
6-4, 290, OL
Fort Mill, S.C. / Charlotte Catholic HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Helped Charlotte Catholic rush for 5,588 yards and 68 touchdowns, including 3,309 rushing yards and 47 TDs by Elijah Hood ... The Cougars went 13-2 record and reached the state championship as a senior ... Team was 14-1 and lost in the state semifinal as a junior ... President and founder of his school's Entrepreneur Club and has started his own business ... Also plays basketball at Charlotte Catholic.


Nicholas Bonaparte
6-4, 295, OL
Baltimore, Md. / Paul L. Dunbar HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:Named consensus first team Maryland Small Schools All-State ... Invited to play in the 2012 Maryland Crab Bowl Powered by Under Armour ... Tabbed the No. 35 recruit in Maryland, the top offensive guard in Maryland and is the No. 96 offensive guard in the nation by 247Sports.com ... A two star (out of five) recruit and ranked the best center in Maryland by Rivals.com ... Helped Dunbar to a 13-1 record and the 2012 1A state championship ... The Poets also won state championships in Bonaparte's junior (11-2) and sophomore (12-1) years ... Earned Honor Roll all four years of high school.


Matt Broome
6-0, 180, LS
Chesnee, S.C. / Boiling Springs HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Signed as a long snapper, but he also played wide receiver and safety ... As a receiver, accumulated 168 yards with a touchdown as a senior ... On defense, credited with 24 tackles, including two for losses, as a senior and had 28 tackles, including four for losses, with a forced fumble as a junior ... Also plays baseball.


Ed Brown
6-2, 225, DL
Cedar Bluff, Miss. / West Point HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named second team All-State by Mississippi Coaches' Association ... Rated the seventh-best defensive end in Mississippi by Scout.com ... Named all-region ... Tallied 62 tackles ... Logged seven sacks, including 3.5 in a second round playoff game ... Member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and HOSA ... Through HOSA, is currently a two-year Med-Tech student... Part of the West Point Mayor's Youth Council which teaches young people leadership skills and the inner workings of government.


Tim Burns
6-4, 225, QB

Carrollton Va. / Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected first teamVISAA Division 2 All-State and first team All-Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools ... Completed 60-of-158 passes for 1,006 yards and six touchdowns ... Ranked 38th in the state (all divisions) with his 1,006 passing yards ... Rushed for five scores ... Led team to an 8-4 record, a co-TCIS championship and the VISAA Division II state championship.


Derek Carter
6-2, 245, DL
Virginia Beach, Va. / First Colonial HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named second team All-Beach District ... Member of the track team, specializing in the shot put.


Nicholas Clark
5-11, 160, DB
Hampton, Va. / Bethel HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:A second team All-Eastern Region and first team All-Peninsula District pick ... Named a Hampton Roads Daily Press All-Star ... Led the Bruins to an 8-3 record and the Region quarterfinal ... Brother Terry just completed his career as WR at Randolph-Macon and brother Stephen is a WR at Delaware.


Cooper Clegg
6-1, 285, OL
Fort Mill, S.C. / Fort Mill HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Rated the fourth-best defensive tackle and 66th-best prospect in the state by SCVarsity.com ... Two-time all-area and 2012 all-region honoree ... Named his school's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior ... Earned first place among defensive tackles at the National Underclassmen Combine Atlanta Regional ... Three-year starter, playing center, guard and tackle ... An Honor Roll student.


Ashton Culick
6-6, 265, OL
Aynor, S.C. / Aynor HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Rated the seventh-best offensive tackle in the state by SCVarsity.com ... Named All-Region 8-AA and Toast of the Coast by the Myrtle Beach Sun News ... Graded out at 87% and recorded 25 pancake blocks ... Paved the way for Aynor's offense to rush for over 3,500 yards ... On defense, had 35 tackles with three sacks ... Led Aynor to an 8-4 record - the program's most wins in 20 years ... Region champion in the shot put and discus.


Drew Dettra
6-3, 250, DL
Leesburg, Va. / Stone Bridge HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named second team All-Liberty District ... Team was 14-1 and reached the 3A Division 5 state championship as a senior ... Helped program to three district titles, two region crowns and an astounding 38-4 record over a three-year span ... Also plays lacrosse.


Elijah Griffin
6-3, 265, DL
Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown East HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:Tabbed the fourth-best interior defensive lineman in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Named first team All-Ches Mont League National Conference ... Listed 21st on the 2012 Preseason Top 150 by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Named honorable mention on the top 10 list of defensive linemen in southeast Pennsylvania as a junior.


Markell Hill
6-0, 180, DB
Chesnee, S.C. / Chesnee HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected All-State by the High School Sports Report (hssr.com) and All-Region I-2A ... Had 70 receptions for 1,020 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... Added 75 tackles with nine interceptions, returning three for TDs, 12 pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles ... Led Chesnee to a 13-3 record and the 2A state championship game ... Named the Herald-Journal/GoUpstate Preps Player of the Week as he returned an interception for a touchdown and added two touchdown catches, including the game-winner, in a 48-43 win at Blacksburg.


Ben Hinson
6-3, 165, P/K
Columbia, S.C. / Irmo HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected to play in the 76th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Tabbed first team All-State kicker by SCVarsity.com and hssr.com ... Named the 4A Specialist of the Year on the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Palmetto Champions All-Star team ... Earned All-Region IV AAAA honors as a junior and senior ... Made 11-of-16 field goal attempts, including a long of 52 yards, and 23-of-24 extra points while averaging 43.1 yards per punt... 26 of 38 kickoffs were touchbacks and 19 of his 45 punts pined the opponent inside their own 20 ... Made two game-winning field goals, including a 52 yarder and a 27-yard field goal in the fifth overtime to give the Yellow Jackets a 37-34 win over Blythewood.


Jon Jenkins
6-4, 300, C
Miami, Fla. / Miami Northwestern HS / ASA (N.Y.) College

Enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January 2013 ... Will be listed as a junior and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Played two seasons at ASA College in New York ... Tabbed third team All-Northeast Football Conference in 2012 ... Helped the Avengers rank fifth in the NJCAA in rushing in 2012 (250.8 ypg) while posting a 9-1 record, winning the Northeast Football Conference title and finishing fifth in the final NJCAA poll ... At Miami Northwestern HS: Played for one of the top high school programs in the country in terms of players on collegiate and NFL rosters.


Kerron Johnson
6-3, 180, DB
Woodbury, N.J. / Highland Regional HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named West Jersey Football League first team All-Star Royal Division ... Tallied 80 tackles with three interceptions and five pass break-ups ... Added 30 kickoff returns for 1,373 yards ... As a junior had 63 tackles with two sacks, five pass break-ups and an interception ... Placed 14th in the triple jump with a mark of 44-11 at 2012 NJSIAA Meet of Champions ... Is a three-time conference triple jump champion ... Also plays basketball and voted his school's Most Athletic and Athlete of the Year ... Four-time First Honors (all A's and B's) and named to the Principal's List.


Shane Johnson
6-2, 220, LB
Yeadon, Pa. / Salisbury School (Conn.)

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Tabbed All-New England by its coaches association ... Named to the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council)All-Erickson League and the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... Recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions, two caused fumbles and eight quarterback hurries ... Led the Big Red to a 9-0 record and a 29-26 win over Phillips Exeter in the NEPSAC Jack Etter Bowl, thanks to a half sack from Johnson.


Chris Jones
5-11, 165, WR
Coatesville, Pa. / Coatesville HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:First team Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAA All-State ... A Philadelphia Inquirer first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection ... Caught 71 catches for an area-best 1,490 yards and 24 TDs as a senior ... Brought back two punts, covering 58 and 54 yards, for scores ... Hauled in six receptions for 92 yards and two scores in a win over La Salle, 42-35, in the state semifinal.


Jesse June
5-11, 190, DB
Wilmington, Del. /
Salesianum School

Prior to Coastal Carolina:First team All-Catholic Conference kick returner ... Second team All-Catholic Conference as a defensive back ... Team went 11-2 in 2012 and June returned an interception for a score to help the Sals reach the DIAA State Football Championship game ... Accounted for over 1,000 all-purpose yards, including 400 combined rushing and receiving with six offensive TDs and 517 return yards ... On defense, tallied 30 tackles with three INTs, returning one for a score ... As a junior was second team All-Catholic Conference as a wide receiver.


Jarius McMillan
5-10, 215, LB
Orlando, Fla. / Dr. Phillips HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:Listed "on the fringe" on the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida's Super 60 ... Had 63 tackles, including eight for losses ... Team was ranked #1 in the state 8A during the season and finished with a 13-1 record, falling to eventual state champion Apopka in the semifinal ... Returned a blocked punt seven yards with under five minutes to play for a game-winning touchdown versus Edgewater.


Rodney Mitchell
6-3, 290, OL
Cartersville, Ga. / Cartersville HS / Atlanta Sports Academy

Enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January 2013 and will be listed as a true freshman.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent one season at Atlanta Sports Academy, the same prep school that produced 2012 CCU freshman Tyrell Blanks ... Played at Cartersville High School, helping the team post a 9-2 record and reach in the playoffs in 2010 ... Credited with 36 pancake blocks as a senior and 12 as a junior.


Landon Moss
6-4, 195, WR
Alexandria, Va. / T.C. Williams HS


Prior to Coastal Carolina:
All-Patriot District... Caught 50 passes for 590 yards with 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Also a standout basketball player.


Darrin Phillips
6-3, 240, DL
Chicago, Ill. / Chicago Hope Academy

Prior to Coastal Carolina: First team all-conference as a linebacker ... Team captain, leading his squad to the playoffs.


Dwayne Price
6-3, 250, DL
East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named first team All-Super Essex Conference American Division and defensive third team All-Essex County ... Listed as a Star Ledger Football Hero for collecting 14 tackles and three sacks in a game.


Frankie Richardson
6-2, 185, WR
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: A two-star recruit (out of five) by Rivals.com ... Honorable mention All-Broward County (8A-6A) by the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald ... Comes from one of the nation's top high school programs ... The Raiders went 13-2 in 2012, finished 11th in the nation by USA Today and won the program's seventh 7A state championship ... Team was declared national champion and won the Florida 7A title in 2010.


Imir Sanders
5-10, 185, DB
West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Area HS / Lackawanna College

Enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January 2013 ... Will be listed as a junior and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent three seasons, playing two,at Lackawanna College ... Listed as the 17th-best JuCo defensive back in the nation and #2 overall JuCo prospect in Pennsylvania by 247sports.com ... A three-star (out of five) recruit by 247sports.com ... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles (39) in 2012 ... Led the team with three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, while adding five pass break-ups ... Earned President's List (3.5 grade point index or higher) for the Fall 2012 semester and the Spring 2011 semester as well as Dean's List (3.2 GPI or better) for the Fall 2012 semester ... At West Mifflin HS: Played quarterback for the Titans ... Named all-conference as a quarterback and defensive back as a senior ... Also a basketball standout.


A.J. Sattinger
6-2, 230, TE
Clearwater, Fla. / Countryside HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Rated the 28th-best tight end in the nation and a three-star (out of five)by ESPN/Scout ... A third team Florida Class 7A All-State pick by the Associated Press ... Selected first team All-District 14 by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association ... Named second team All-Pinellas County (first team did not feature a TE) ... Also named to the North Team on the All-Pinellas County Athletic Conference football teams as voted on by county coaches ... Caught 13 passes for 119 yards with three touchdowns ... Caught 13 career TDs.


Alex Scearce
6-3, 190, DB
Huntersville, N.C. / Lake Norman Charter School

Prior to Coastal Carolina:Tabbed 1A All-State by CarolinaPreps.com ... Named Southern Piedmont Conference (SPC) Offensive Player of the Year ... Accounted for over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns, playing both running back (rushing 55 times for 591 yards and 13 TDs) and wide receiver (catching 36 passes for 915 yards and 12 TDs) while adding seven scores as a punt/kick returner ... Led the Knights to a 10-2 record and a 6-1 conference mark with that lone loss coming to state champion East Lincoln ... Logged 47 tackles, including 4.0 for losses, with four interceptions, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble ... As a junior, named All-SPC and All-Lake Norman as a wide receiver ... Had 44 tackles with two sacks, three interceptions, four pass break-ups and two blocked kicks ... On offense, caught 48 passes for 820 yards with 13 touchdowns, adding 29 rushes for 465 yards and eight scores ... Also an all-conference performer in basketball.


C.J. Thompson
5-10, 185, DB

Charlotte, N.C. / South Mecklenburg HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina:Named All-South Charlotte ... Set a Mecklenburg County single-game record with 301 yards receiving (Oct. 12 versus Myers Park), breaking a 30-year-old mark and ranking third-best in North Carolina high school history ... He caught 19 passes, which also sets a county record and ties for the third-best single-game effort in North Carolina history, with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion in the record-setting effort with three additional TD receptions called back due to penalties ... Ended the season with 61 receptions for 800 yards and seven scores ... Also a standout basketball player.