Shaw Announces 11 Football Signees
RALEIGH, N.C. - Shaw University today announced the signing of 11 players to the 2012 football team. The mix of junior college transfers and high school players add depth to a Shaw squad that finished 3-7 a year ago.
"These young men each bring valuable assets to the football program," said Shaw head coach Robert Massey. "They not only want to return this program to glory, but they also understand the value of the educational opportunities at Shaw and will continue the strong tradition of graduating student athletes."
The signees -
Keyon Cole - TE/WR - 6-6, 230, Grand Rapids (MI) Community College
Kendall Evans - OL - 6-4, 320, North Carolina Tech Prep (Charlotte, NC)
Terill Foote - OT - 6-5, 280, Feather River Community College (Quincy, CA)
Edward Kirkland - LB - 6-2, 215, Orangeburg (SC) Calhoun Prep Academy
Andre Polite - TE - 6-3, 220, Orangeburg (SC) Calhoun Prep Academy
Jeremy Sessoms - LB - 6-0, 220, Itwamba Community College (Fulton, MS)
Brian Smallwood - LB - 6-3, 215, Vance High School (Charlotte, NC)
Darren Swinton - QB - 6-1, 190, High Point (NC) Andrews High School
Malik Thompson - DE - 6-4, 260, Erie Community College (Buffalo, NY)
Blake Ware - QB/WR/Ath. - 6-0, 175, Harnett Central High School (Angier, NC)
Jaquan Watson - OL - 6-4, 315, James B. Dudley High School (Greensboro, NC)
Shaw opens its 2012 campaign on Thursday, August 30 when they travel to Charleston (WV). They open their home season the following Saturday, September 8 when they host Miles.