BALTIMORE, Md. - Morgan State University football head coach Lee Hull revealed a 10-member National Letter of Intent signing day class that is loaded with players from the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C.
“Our emphasis on recruiting was to recruit the best players in the state of Maryland and D.C.,” said Hull. “I feel that this class reflects that nine of the 10 players are from the state of Maryland and D.C.”
The signing class consists of three offensive linemen, three defensive linemen, three linebackers and one wide receiver.
“We recruited based on need this year, and we hit our target,” Hull added. “Offensive and defensive linemen were our biggest needs and we signed three at both positions.”
Hull also emphasized his commitment to recruiting student-athletes who not only have a responsibility to on-field success, but also off-field priorities.
“We want to recruit the best student-athletes possible and this class reflects that. This class is academically sound and will be leaders in the classroom.”
2014 Recruiting Class
Offensive Line (3)
Matthew Thompson 6-4, 320, Lanham, Md., Perry Hall HS
First Team All-State … Baltimore Sun First-Team All-Metro … First Team All-Baltimore … Super 22 All-Star … Helped pace the way for 2,994 rushing yards … Recorded 50+ pancake blocks … Did not allow a sack while team passed for 2,127 yards … Was also recruited by Maryland, Buffalo and Mount Union
Ehijele Ubuane 6-4, 260, Baltimore, Md., Saint Frances Academy
Was selected 2012 MIAAC Conference Champions … Was also recruited by Marshall and Albany
Joshua Miles 6-6, 285, Randallstown, Md., Western Tech
2012 All-Division selection … 2013 All-Division/County … 2013 All-Star selection … Was team captain at the City vs. County All-Star game … Was also recruited by Old Dominion, Towson and North Carolina A&T
Defensive Line (3)
Ayodeji (AJ) Agbelese 6-2, 234, Columbia, Md., Duval HS
Recorded 40 tackles … Recorded 40 tackles (32) as a senior … Helped lead the Tigers to a 10-2 record and an 8-1 league title
Dalonte’ Jenifer 6-2, 286, Baltimore, Md., Saint Frances Academy
2012 MVP … Mervo Chesapeake Bowl selected … Maryland Big 33 selection … 2013 All-State Honorable Mention
Marquese Meadow 6-1, 310, Washington, D.C., Friendship Collegiate
… Was also recruited by Akron, East Michigan and Tennessee
Jordan Cry 6-1, 215, Southfield, Mich., Southfield HS?
Helped lead the Bluejays go undefeated in its division … Recorded 120 tackles during the 2012 season … Detroit News All-Metro North All-Second Team … Oakland Activities All-Association honors … Was listed as one of the top linebackers at the Adidas Invitational
Brandon Griffin 5-11, 200, Baltimore, Md., Centennial HS
Was team captain for the Cougars … Williamson Country Player of the Week
Damare’ Whitaker 6-0, 220, Washington, D.C., Friendship Collegiate
Selected 2013 Defensive Player of the Year … Was selected to the Chesapeake Bowl … Was also recruited by Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Ohio
Wide Receiver (1)
Dominic Miller 5-8, 180, Baltimore, Md., Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
Two-time State Champion (2011, 2012) … 2013 All-State First Team selection … Had 56 catches for 1,106 yards and 12 TDs as a senior with the Poets … Was one of the top performers at the Next Level Nation 5 Star Showcase