Carrollton, GA – The UWG Wolves have announced their 2018 football recruiting class. Head coach David Dean released a list of more than 30 recruits on the annual Signing Day, the first day that student-athletes are permitted to sign National Letters of Intent with colleges and universities.


Dean was pleased with the results of this year’s recruiting. “We’re excited about this group of young men who have chosen to be a part of our program,” said the coach. “It’s also a great tribute to our staff and hours they have put into completing the work to complete this recruiting class.”


UWG’s signing class consists almost exclusively of players from Georgia high school programs. Of the first 31 names announced by Dean, three were mid-year transfers, including two from Georgia. The other 28 were all high school players from Georgia.


Many of the newcomers come to UWG from the state’s most successful programs. “Seven of our signees won state championships this past season,” said Dean, adding, “Three more of them played for a championship, and many others are from programs that made deep runs in the playoffs.”


UWG added five top offensive line prospects. The Wolves concentrated heavily on the skill positions, adding numbers in the secondary, wide receiver, and at running back. The common denominator of this group of recruits is speed. Says Dean, “I have said for years that you either have speed or you’re chasing it. I want to have it.”


Though the Wolves announced more than 30 recruits on Wednesday, Dean said that a few more might be added to the list before UWG’s signing class is complete.


The next item on Dean’s agenda is completing the work on filling vacancies on his coaching staff, and then it’s on to spring practice. UWG begins spring drills later this month, culminating with the spring game on March 15.

2018 UWG Football Signing Class

Name Pos. HT WT Hometown High School/Previous
Spencer Myers OL 6-4 270 Douglasville, GA Alexander
Josh Asbury WR 6-1 203 Leesburg, Ga.  Lee County
Brandon Booker CB 5-10 175 Lithonia, Ga.  Miller Grove
Griffin Collier QB 6-2 205 Tifton, Ga. Tift County 
Kam Futch LB 6-0 215 Brunswick, Ga.  Brunswick
Parker Gibbs OL 6-4 280 Acworth, Ga.  Allatoona
Malcolm Mercer DE 6-1 250 Americus, Ga. Americus-Sumter
Brooks Norton QB 5-10 170 Wrightsville, Ga. Johnson County
LaCory Ryals CB 5-11 180 Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek
Kevon Shy WR 5-10 170 Thomasville, Ga. Thomasville
Hamp Swift S 6-1 190 Zebulon, Ga. Pike County
Jaeven West RB 5-8 170 Warner Robins, Ga. Houston County
Demontre Bennett S 6-2 160 Buford, Ga. Buford
Austin Donaldson OL 6-4 297 Stockbridge, Ga. Stockbridge
Blane Mason WR 6-1 170 Roswell, Ga. Centennial
Cam Walker WR 5-10 170 Valdosta, Ga. Valwood
Jalen Harrell CB 5-8 170 Valdosta, Ga. Valdosta
John Miller K 6-0 185 Valdosta, Ga. Valwood
Bailey Lester LB 6-0 210 Calhoun, Ga. Calhoun
Kebrian Grady CB 5-9 170 Homerville, Ga. Clinch County
Ervin Mincey DE 6-2 232 Lyons, Ga. Toombs County
Quinshay Heard CB 6-2 195 Hamilton, MS Hamilton/Itawamba CC
Anthony Fotu DT 6-4 285 San Leandro, CA San Leandro/Laney/Arizona
Latrell Gibbs CB 5-10 180 Kennesaw, Ga North Cobb/Appalachian State
Chauncey Williams WR 5-10 190 Norcross, Ga. Meadowcreek
Ray Decosey WR 5-10 170 Smyrna, Ga. Campbell
Marzavion Dix DE 6-3 230 Lithia Springs, Ga. Lithia Springs
Jarrett Heath OL 6-4 275 Blakely, Ga. Early County
Hunter Hall LB 6-0 195 Brunswick, Ga. Glynn Academy
Travon Simmons S 5-10 187 Marietta, Ga. Hillgrove/East Carolina
Julius Cobbs WR 5-8 160 Warner Robins, Ga. Warner Robins
Christian Royalston RB 5-8 180 Fairburn, Ga. Langston Hughes
M.J. Latimer S 6-1 180 College Park, Ga. Hapeville Charter