Courtesy: Morgan State
BALTIMORE, Md. (Dec. 23, 2022) – Morgan State University head coach Damon Wilson has capped off its early period of National Signing Day by announcing the signatures of 19 future Bear football student-athletes.
“I’m excited about our early signing class,” said Wilson. “Our coaches did a great job locally and nationally ensuring that we were able to get some of our needs met.”
“This class consists of good student athletes that come from winning programs. These young men will have an opportunity to come in and have an immediate impact on our program. We still have a lot more work to do and I look forward to completing our 2023 signing class in February.”
The crop of signees comprises seven (7) offensive linemen, four (4) defensive linemen, three (3) wide receivers, three (3) defensive backs, one (1) tight end, and one (1) quarterback. The group includes four (4) Division I transfers and 15 high school seniors. Members of Morgan’s class hail from eight states and Canada. The DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia) is represented by 11 signees.
Ten (10) of Morgan’s signees will join the program in January as early enrollees: offensive lineman Kahari Finley, offensive lineman Evan Rawlick, offensive lineman Alec Washington, wide receiver Treveyon Pratt, wide receiver Jaden Coffen, tight end Matt Lowe, defensive back Keithan Gooden, defensive back Tyrin Woodby, defensive lineman Deandre Blagrove, and quarterback Tahj Smith.
Sharieff Andrews, a native of Boston, Mass., was the first Morgan signee to send in his NLI to open Wednesday’s signing day.
The early signing period runs through the end of the day Friday with National Signing Day scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.
Below is a full list of Morgan State’s 19 signees:
|NAME||POS||HT||WT||HOMETOWN||HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL|
|Kristopher Boyd||OL||6-5||360||Washington, D.C.||Archbishop Carroll HS|
|Kahari Finley||OL||6-6||285||Clinton, Md.||St. Frances Academy|
|Kelby Carter Jr.||OL||6-5||300||Baltimore, Md.||Dunbar HS|
|Alphonse Mansare||OL||6-4||345||Rockville, Md.||Walter Johnson HS|
|Xavier Dangerfield||WR||6-2||195||Texarkana, Texas||Texas HS|
|Alec Washington||OL||6-3||315||Prince George’s County, Md.||St. Frances Academy|
|Adrian Littleton||DL||6-2||245||Greenbelt, Md.||St. John’s College HS|
|Sharieff Andrews||DL||6-3||325||Boston, Mass.||St. Thomas More CT|
|Jaden Coffen||WR||6-2||215||Bowie, Md.||St. Albans School for Boys / Temple|
|Keithan Gooden||DB||5-10||175||Los Angeles, Calif.||Calabasas HS|
|Tahj Smith||QB||6-2||190||Fredericksburg, Va.||Rock Creek HS|
|Ja’son Prevard||DB||6-3||185||Atlantic City, N.J.||East Coast Prep|
|Deandre Blagrove||DL||6-4||265||Lakeview, N.Y.||Speights Academy (Fla.)|
|Justin Dutton||DL||6-4||270||Baltimore, Md.||St. Thomas More School|
|Harrison Anthony||OL||6-6||255||Temple Hills, Md.||Potomac HS|
|Matt Lowe||TE||6-5||250||Hesperia, Calif.||Serrano HS / Fresno State|
|Tyrin Woodby||DB||6-1||180||Bowie, Md.||St. Frances Academy / West Virginia|
|Evan Rawlick||OL||6-5||300||Surrey, British Columbia||IMG Academy|
|Treveyon Pratt||WR||6-1||195||High Point, N.C.||Ragsdale HS / N.C. Central|
Morgan was picked to finish last (6th) in the MEAC preseason head football coaches and sports information directors, but instead finished in a 3-way tie for second place with a 2-3 mark in league play. In just his first season as a head coach, Damon Wilson has helped Morgan State improve from a 2-9 regular season in 2021 to a 4-7 regular season in 2022.