2020 Football

Jackson State meets needs for Signing Day

JSU follows through on promise to recruit hard in Mississippi

Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State football program finalized its 2020 recruiting class and welcome 15 student-athletes to the program.

“I’m really excited about this class and the quality student-athletes that are joining the program,” JSU head coach John Hendrick said. “During the early signing period we recruited for need at kicker, linebacker and the defensive line. The freshmen that we signed also fill needs at offensive line, secondary and will provide quality depth.”



When Hendrick was named head coach an emphasis was put on recruiting Mississippi. Hendrick followed through with that promise and 10 of the 15 signees hail from the state. The Tigers reached into Alabama, California, Georgia, and Tennessee to finalize the class.


JAVIEN ADAMS
SAFETY
6-FOOT-0, 190 POUNDS
OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI
OLIVE BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL

Totaled 119 tackles and averaged four tackles per game. Also had four interceptions and helped lead team to 9-4 record and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Olive Branch, MS ▶️ Jackson, MS

Javien Adams stayed in the ‘Sip and we are excited to have you 😤

Welcome to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @Jay1Adams

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JUSTIN ARMSTRONG
CORNER BACK
5-FOOT-11, 180 POUNDS
TERRY, MISSISSIPPI
TERRY HIGH SCHOOL

Two-star recruit and totaled 40 tackles, 22 passes defended and one interception.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Terry, MS ▶️ Jackson, MS

Welcome home ❗️

Justin Armstrong, welcome to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @justin3__x

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JOSHUA BEATTY
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-FOOT-3, 305 POUNDS
DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA
DOUGLAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Versatile inside lineman who projects as a center. Led an offensive line group that rushed for 220 yards per game. Team competed in toughest district in Georgia and finished with a 5-5 record.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Douglasville, GA ▶️ Jackson, MS

Welcome Joshua Beatty to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @jbeatty308

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LOGAN BOWERS
SPECIALIST
5-FOOT-10, 190 POUNDS
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
EAST TENNESSEE STATE

Named Region 3-5A Kicker of the Year his senior year of high school and converted 11-of-18 field goal attempts.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

#TheeILove,

Welcome Logan Bowers to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @LoganBowerz

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PAXTON BRANNING
LONG SNAPPER
6-FOOT-0, 210 POUNDS
HOLLANDALE, MISSISSIPPI
MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Played as the center, defensive tackle and long snapper. In high school he was named to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) All-District team as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

#TheeILove,

Welcome Paxton Branning to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @BranningPaxton

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KESHAWN BRINKLEY
DEFENSIVE END
6-FOOT-5, 250 POUNDS
FAYETTE, MISSISSIPPI
COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Completed junior college career with 34 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Welcome Ke’Shawn Brinkley to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @kbrink1830

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KALEB GRAHAM
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-FOOT-3, 290 POUNDS
TERRY, MISSISSIPPI
TERRY HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time all-district selection and one of the best offensive linemen in the Jackson Metro. Punishing run blocker and great pass protector. Could develop into a guard or tackle.Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Terry, MS ▶️ Jackson, MS

Jackson native stays home ❗️

Kaleb Graham, welcome to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @tbg_kaleb

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TERRY JOINER
LINEBACKER
6-FOOT-2, 215 POUNDS
NOXUBEE, MISSISSIPPI
NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

#TheeILove,

Welcome Terry Joiner to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @ValiantTerryJ32

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As a sophomore, averaged 9.8 tackles per game and finished season with 113 tackles.

TREY LOCKHART
SAFETY
6-FOOT-0, 180 POUNDS
MADISON, ALA.
BOB JONES HIGH SCHOOL

As a senior, totaled 44 tackles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions, and two interceptions. Did not allow a coverage touchdown.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Madison, AL ▶️ Jackson, MS

This safety brings the lumber💥

Trey Lockhart welcome to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @T_Lockhart_21

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JOHN MITCHELL
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-FOOT-5, 265 POUNDS
LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI
HOLMES COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Projects as an offensive tackle and led Holmes County to the state playoffs. Played in a very physical offense that averaged 185 yards on the ground. The program also scored 58 touchdowns.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Lexington, MS ▶️ Jackson, MS

John Mitchell, welcome to #BleedTheeBlue #NSD20 x @JOHN72MITCHELL1

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DAVID OGHENEKARO
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-FOOT-6, 285 POUNDS
DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA
DOUGLASVILLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Physical offensive lineman who did not allow a sack over the course of 10 games. Helped guide offense to an average of 220 yards a game on the ground.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Douglasville, GA ▶️ Jackson, MS

Welcome David Oghenekaro to #BleedTheeBlue #NSD20 x @davidoghenekaro

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ANTHONY PETTY
CORNER BACK
5-FOOT-11, 180 POUNDS
WIGGINS, MISSISSIPPI
STONE HILL HIGH SCHOOL

A true lockdown corner who totaled 76 tackles. Forced four fumbles and recovered one, while netting two interceptions.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Wiggins, MS ➡️ Jackson, MS

Welcome Anthony Petty to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 x @24island_

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JOSHUA RICE
WIDE RECEIVER
6-FOOT-3, 210 POUNDS
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
SANTA ANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Two-year starter and recorded 68 receptions and 17 touchdowns. Averaged 16.1 yards per reception.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

#TheeILove,

Welcome Joshua Rice to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @JRicee2

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ERRICK SIMMONS
WIDE RECEIVER
6-FOOT-0, 180 POUNDS
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI
GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Explosive playmaker and finished with 51 receptions for 1074 yards and 11 touchdowns. Averaged 21 yards per catch and finished season with over 2000 all-purpose yards.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

Greenville, MS ▶️ Jackson, MS

Jackson has a new Mayor in town.

Errick Simmons welcome to #BleedTheeBlue #NSD20 x @ErrickSimmons

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RADELL WASHINGTON
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
6-FOOT-3, 285 POUNDS
MCCOMB, MISSISSIPPI
SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Starter along the defensive line and recorded a 92-yard interception for a touchdown. Graduate of McComb High School and was a 1st Team All-District as a senior and led his district in sacks. Defensive Team MVP Award.
Jackson State Football@GoJSUTigersFB

#TheeILove,

Welcome Radell Washington to #BleedTheeBlue#NSD20 || @kingdell4__

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Jackson State meets needs for Signing Day
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