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APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football
Clarksville, TN – Despite the program being without a head coach, Austin Peay State University signed 12 players, Wednesday, to National Letters of Intent on the first day of signing for 2013.
“I believe this is one of the finest recruiting classes we had since I have been here,” APSU interim coach Granville Eastman said. “We addressed needs and added some real quality depth to this program.”With injuries depleting the Governors secondary in 2012, the Governors were able to sign four defensive backs. They also added a linebacker on the defensive side.
On the offensive side, the Governors were able to sign a pair of offensive linemen who both stand 6-5 and weigh more than 300 pounds. In addition, with Devin Stark finishing his outstanding career at wide receiver, the Governors added two speedy hopefuls to that position for 2013.
The Governors also added a running back to a strong returning corps at that position.
With record-setting kicker Stephen Stansell having completed his senior year, APSU signed White House High School kicker Chase Dunlap.
The most intriguing signee could be 6-3, 190-pound Devon Jones, who earned all-state as an athlete. He played linebacker, running back, wide receiver and kick return specialist as a senior. He accounted for 24 TDs on offense but was first-team all-district as a linebacker.
APSU connections helped in the process. Germantown running back Justin Roberson is the nephew of former APSU safety and NFL player Michael Swift.
Defensive back signee Roderick Owens played his football at Whitehaven in Memphis. Former Govs Rod Saulsberry, who is the program’s head coach, along with Teddy Carruthers and Earl Harmon are his coaches.
2013 Recruiting Class
White House High School
White House, Tenn.
Four-year starter on offense line for team that won 28 games during his prep career and four playoff appearances, including three state quarterfinal berths…selected 2012 Class 4-A All-State…also named to Tennessean’s All-Midstate team as well as all-district and News Examiner All-County team.
Fairview High School
Combined for 107 receptions for 1,985 yards and 35 TDs in his final two seasons…also totaled 1,027 return yards on special teams along with 11 TDs…chosen Class 3-A All-State receiver as junior and senior along with being named to Class 3A All-Midstate team both seasons…named to district all-super region as junior and senior…named team MVP as senior…chosen to play in Tennessee/Kentucky Border Bowl.
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