FHSU signs 27 football players for 2013

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Fort Hays State University has announced its signing class for 2013, and it is a big one. Twenty seven football players, all but for are freshmen. The class has six players from Kansas, but only one from Western Kansas, something Coach Brown wants to change in future signing classes. But as a whole he says he is pleased with this years signees.

Here's a look at the signing class provided by FHSU Sports Information:

Tyler Bacon
WR/FS, 6'0 185 Fr.-HS
Quapaw, OK. (Quapaw HS)
Notes: Tyler is a standout player on the football field and the basketball court.  In football he recorded 2,072 receiving yards, 21 touchdowns, 220 total tackles, 10 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 5 fumble recoveries.  Bacon's football honors include 2A-8 offensive player of the year, 3 time All-District, and District 2A-8 wide receiver of the year. He has also earned 2 time All-Conference, defensive player of the year, and 2 time Coca-Cola All-Tournament team in basketball.

Dalton Brewer
QB, 6'2" 205 Fr.-HS
Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South HS)
Notes: Dalton played high school ball at Blue Springs South High School in Missouri for 2 years.  The awards he compiled his senior year include the 810 sports scholar athlete of the week, Sonic Locker Room scholar athlete of the week, Examiner star of the day, and 2nd team All-Conference.

Zach Brzon
TE, 6'5" 225 Fr.-HS
Belleville, Kan. (Republic County HS)
Notes: As a 2nd team All-League receiver in 2010 and 2012 at Republic County High School, Zach was invited to the Blue and Grey Football Combine.  He is also a state qualifier in track raking 4th in the 200 Meter.  Zach's father is an FHSU offensive line alum from 1986-87.

Aaron Charleston
DT, 6'2" 285 Fr.-HS
Aurora, CO, (Overland HS)
Notes: Aaron was a two way starter who earned 2nd team All-Conference honors, and was selected to the All-City team while being a honor roll student.

Abe Clinch
QB, 6'3" 225 Fr.-HS
Kearney, NE. (Kearney Catholic HS)
Notes: In Abe's senior season he passed for 1,677 yards with 16 touchdown and completing 102 out of 171 passes. On the ground, Abe rushed 101 times for 504 yards and 10 touchdowns.  He led KCHS to a 10-1 record as a senior and state runner up in 2011.  His career stats are an impressive 233 completions with 395 attempts, 3,680 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 181 rushes for 844 yards and 17 touchdowns. Abe was camp MVP at UNK last summer.  Clinch's honors include All-State honorable mention, 2nd team All-Hub region, All-District QB, Academic All-State, Passing leader All-Hub (yards per game, completions, total pass yards), honor roll, honor society, FCA President, and President of S.O.D.A. (Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol).

Mason Dickey
OL, 6'4" 285 Fr.-HS
Arp, TX. (Brock Hill HS)
Notes: A multi-year letter winner in football, basketball, and track, Mason had ended his high school senior season with 82 pancakes, 56 tackles, and 4 sacks.  Dickey was a 1st team All-State offensive lineman, 2 time 1st team All-District offensive lineman, offensive lineman of the year, and 3 state appearance winning the Texas State Championship his Junior year.

Blaise Fountain
OL, 6'2" 280 Fr.-HS
Maize, KS. (Maize HS)
Notes: Blaise was team captain of the 2012 Maize Eagles.  He earned 1st team All-League, All-State honorable mention, and team MVP.

Dakota Gulley
OL, 6'2" 295 Fr.-HS
Golden, CO. (Golden HS)
Notes: Gulley started his High School career as an All-Conference wrestler from his freshman to senior years. In football he earned All-Conference his junior year, and All-State as a senior.

Jalen Hill
S, 6'1" 210 So.-TR
Tampa, Fla. (Victor Valley College)
Notes: Hill had 43 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery last season at Victor Valley College in California.  He earned 2nd team all-conference for the Rams.  During Jalen's senior year at Hillsborough High in Tampa FL. he registered 76 total tackles on defense, caught seven passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, Hill ran the ball eight times for 21 yards.
 
Rasheed Hobbs
ILB, 6'1" 205 Fr.-HS
Blue Springs, MO. (Blue Springs HS)
Notes: Hobbs had 94 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.  Rasheed's impressive senior year earned him All-State honors in Missouri. He was defensive player of the week for 4 weeks in the 2012 season.  Hobbs helped his team to a Missouri State Championship while becoming 1st team All-Conference in Suburban Big 6, Kansas City Star All-Metro team, and Examiner All-Area team.

Jacob Holloway
ATH, 6'2" 180 Fr.-HS
Manhattan, KS. (Manhattan HS)
Notes: Jacob recorded nearly 1,000 yards passing, 19 total touchdowns, 1 interception, and 1,030 yards rushing as the Manhattan High quarterbacks.  Along with the game winning statistics, Holloway was recently named All-League, All-State, All-Flint Hills, student of the month, K-Man student of the week, and Junior athlete of the week.  He has also lettered in Track and basketball.
J.J. Lewis
WR/TE 6'5" 200 Fr.-HS
Liberal, KS. (Liberal HS)
Notes: Javonta is an All-Conference wide receiver who had 41 receptions for 579 yards and 6 touchdowns in his senior season at Liberal High School.  On defense, J.J. had 20 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries.  He also plays basketball where he has been named player of the week twice and  competes in track for the redskins. 

Daniel Lindsey
S, 6'1" 190 So.-TR
Inkster, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College)
Notes: Starting his college career at Eastern Arizona, Daniel had 12 tackles, 10 of them for loss.  At Inkster High School Daniel recorded 6 interception, 69 tackles, and 14 pass break-ups as a senior.  Daniel was all-state honorable mention, 2nd team region, and all-league 1st team.  Among other honors, Daniel was named to the Detroit News All-Metro West second team,  Ranked the 29th player in the state by Rivals.com,  Made the "Hot 11" at the Rivals.com Midwest Elite Camp, and a two-star recruit and the 158th ranked running back in the country byScout.com.

Nathan Lindsey
CB, 6'1" 190 Jr.-TR
Inkster, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College)
Notes: Nathan comes to Fort Hays State from Eastern Arizona where he recorded 12 tackles and 1 interception.  Prior to his stint at Arizona, he was a Viking at Inkster High School in Michigan.  As a senior Nathan had 2 interceptions, 79 tackles where 13 of them were for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 5 touchdowns, and 342 all-purpose yards.  Nathan's honors include being Ranked the 33rd player in the state by Rivals.com, and 28th in the state by scout.com,  Two-star recruit and 163rd ranked running back in the country by Scout.com,  Made the "Hot 11" at theRivals.com Midwest Elite Camp,  All-state honorable mention, all region, and all-league 1st team.

Isaiah Maxi
WR 6'5" 190 Fr.-HS
Kansas City, MO. (Center HS)
Notes: Awarded 4 letters in football and 2 in basketball.  Isaiah was All-Conference as a Junior, and 1st team All-Conference, All-District, and All-State as a senior.  He also averaged 19.6 yards per catch in 2012.

Tomasi Molesi
DT, 6'1 310 Jr.-TR
Oceanside, Calif. (Arizona Western Comm. College)
Notes: Played two seasons at Arizona Western.  During the 2011 season, Tomasi made 54 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception for touchdown... earned second team All-ACCAC and All-Western States honors... had 43 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and a sack as a freshman. At Oceanside High School he was named first team All State, San Diego Section Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-CIF, first team All-North County, and Defensive MVP for the Valley League... a Rivals.com 4-star recruit, he originally signed with Oregon State out of high school... also recruited by San Diego State, Texas A&M and BYU.

Darnell Moye
DE 6'3 225 Fr.-HS
Aurora, CO. (Rangeview HS)
Notes: 3 year starter for Rangeview High, Darnell had 43 tackles, 35 of which were solo, 3 forced fumbles, and 17 QB hurries.

Bilal Salat
WR 6'4 180 Fr.-HS
Tampa, FL. (Sickles HS)
Notes: Bilal gained over 1,000 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns in his career at Sickles High in Tampa.  He gained All-County honors as a wide receiver his senior season.

Dante Sanders
S, 6'1" 190 Fr.-HS
Edmond, OK. (Edmond North  HS)
Notes: Made All-District his senior year and helped his team to a conference and city championship.  Dante also runs for the Edmond North track team.
Trevor Shankle
OL 6'4" 290 Fr.-HS
Poteau, OK. (Poteau HS)
Notes: 4A 4 All-District Offensive Lineman with 37 pancakes in his senior season as Pirate at Poteau High School. He was a 3 year starter for Poteau and a 14 Foundation camp MVP in Wister, OK. Shankle is a regional champion and state qualifier in the shot put, and a regional runner up and state qualifier in the discus. Trevor has been on the Principal's Honor Roll for 3 years, and Superintendents his senior year.

Nate Simpson
CB 6'1" 185 Fr.-HS
Peoria, AZ. (Centennial HS)
Notes: Nate had 27 tackles, 9 pass break ups, and 1 fumble recovery as a corner back at Centennial High School.  He was named 2nd team All-Region in football, and region champion in the 110 and 300 hurdles, State Runner-Up and Region Champ in the 4x400m, and placed at state in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Ethan Stallbaumer
ILB 6'1" 225 Fr.-HS
Maize, KS. (Maize HS)
Notes: Ethan is a 3 year letterer for Maize High School.  He was a 2011 AVCTL honorable mention linebacker, 2012 6A 1st team All-State, 2012 defensive MVP AVCTL division 1, 2012 Wichita Eagle All-Metro linebacker , and has been selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl this summer.

Victor Steele
DT 6'0" 305 Fr.-HS
Auroroa, CO. (Rangeview HS)
Notes: Had 39 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries as a Rangeview Pirate in 2012 to earn him All-Conference honors.

James Sullivan
RB 6'0" 180 Fr.-HS
Colorado Springs, CO. (Cheyenne Mountain HS)
Notes: With 3500 yards of total offense and averaging 11.8 yards per carry between his junion and senior years, Sulivan is a highly rewarded player. In 2011 James was 1st team All-league, 1st team All-Conference, and All-State honorable mention.  His senior year, Sullivan was awarded 1st team All-league RB, 1st team All-Conference RB, All-State honorable mention, 1st team All League WR, and 1st team All-Conference WR.

Travis Talley
OL 6'4" 265 Fr.-HS
Colorado Springs, CO. (Liberty HS)
Notes: Team Captain of the Lancers his senior year. Travis was 2 time Liberty lineman of the year, 2 time 1st team All-Conference, 2 time 1st team All-Area/City, and was name All-State in Colorado his Senior year.

Brandon Walther
DT, 6'3 285 Jr.-TR
Rose Hill, Kan. (Butler Comm. College)
Notes: After becoming an all-state defensive lineman at Rose Hill High School in 2010, Walther went on to assist Butler CC win back to back conference championships.  With 23 tackles as a sophomore, Brandon helped the Butler to become the conference leader in scoring defense.
 
Luke Wright
DE 6'4" 245 Fr.-HS
North Platte, Neb. (North Platte HS)
Notes: A 4 year letter winner at North Platte, Luke finished up his high school career as a 2 time All-Conference, 2 time All-Area, All-State honorable mention, 3 time Academic All-State, and 2 time Academic All-Conference football player.  Luke also plays basketball where he has been named Academic All-State 2 times as well as Academic All-Conference.  Off the field, he is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a Student Council officer for 4 years. Luke will participate in Nebraska Shrine Bowl this summer.

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