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2019 football signee class includes four JUCO transfers

By Deja Harrison and Joshua Bell
On February 14, 2019

The Grambling State University Football team signed 13 players on National Signing Day which included players from six different states. Signees included five players from Louisiana, three from Texas, two from Michigan and one from each California, Pennsylvania and Alabama.

“We had 11 student-athletes who signed with us, along with two mid-year transfers. We know they will come in and compete at the Division I level,” GSU Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs said. “We signed an outstanding group of guys, and we are excited to get them on campus.”

GSU finished the 2018 season (6-5 overall, 4-3 SWAC) coming within a game of the SWAC Championship, after an 38-28 defeat to Southern University.
Grambling State returns starting quarterback Geremy Hickbottom who finished the season with over 1,900 passing yards, and 16 touchdowns in 11 games played.

Quintin Guice, the second leading receiver on the team recording 357 receiving yards, averaging 16 yards per catch, who was one of Hickbottom’s primary receivers in 2018 also returns for his senior season.

Wide receiver Kash Foley, from Riverside Academy in LaPlace, La., chose Grambling State over Arkansas State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (Lafayette), New Mexico State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State and Tulane.

Offensive lineman Jordan Ghofose, from Detroit, Mich., transferred in from Northeast Oklahoma Community College in Miami, Okla. where he was named to the 2018 All-Conference Second Team.

Defensive end Cody Dillard, from Allen, Texas, was a two-year starter at defensive end who transferred from Tyler Community College in Tyler, Texas.

Damon Wilson, a freshmen linebacker, from Shreveport, La., is a two-time First-Team All-District selection who chose Grambling over Northeastern State.
Freshmen running back CJ Russell, from Arcadia, La., is the Louisiana’s sixth all-time career leading rusher.

Marquez Tatum, a defensive end, from Mobile, Ala., registered 245 total tackles, 35 sacks, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his four-year prep career.

Brenden Vaughn, from Forney, Texas, finished 2018 with 55 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, 2.5 sacks and one fumble. Vaughn originally committed and signed with Oklahoma State in 2017.

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