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Mustangs announce 2014 Signing Class

Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill unveiled a 2014 recruiting class heavy on offensive and defensive linemen following a furious day of activity Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill unveiled a 2014 recruiting class heavy on offensive and defensive linemen following a furious day of activity Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The strong class of prospects includes 26 prep standouts who chose to continue their gridrion careers and play for the Mustangs.

"it's a smaller class, but I think it's a quality class," MSU coach Bill Maskill said. "These are good character kids and they are all capable of being the foundation for our program. I like this class. It's really solid from top to bottom."

The class includes 12 offensive postion players including five offensive linemen, four running backs and three wide receivers, while 14 defensive position players fill out the class including nine defensive linemen, three conerbacks, a safety and a linebacker.

Midwestern State finished its 14th consecutive winning season in 2013 with a 7-3 mark. During the run, the Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs on six occasions, played in a Kanza Bowl and claimed Lone Star Conference champioships in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Here is a breakdown of the 2014 Midwestern State Signing Class:

Davon Allison
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-0/170
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
High School: Rider HS

Notables: named APSE Class 4A second-team All-State after setting school single season records with 59 receptions for 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior... also tabbed District 5-4A Offensive MVP... helped Raiders to an 8-2 regular season mark and a trip to the bi-district round of the Class 4A Division 2 playoffs in 2013... set school single-game record with 266 yards against Abilene Cooper in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "He has the speed and hands to be a guy who can contribute next year."


Edwin Bah
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-3/310
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: West Mesquite HS

Notables: garnered All-District 10-4A first-team honors as a senior in 2013... helped Wranglers to a Class 4A Division 2 bi-district showing in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "He's a big, strong burley kid who can run and has a bright future."


Jarod Branch
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4/250
Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
High School: Cedar Hill HS

Notables: garnered All-District 7-5A second-team mention as a tackle on the offensive line as a senior in 2013... helped Cedar Hill High to a 14-2 record as the Longhorns claimed the 2013 Class 5A Divsion State Championship with a 34-24 win over Katy on Dec. 21 at AT&T Stadium...
Coach Maskill said: "Jarod has a big upside. He's a lot like Bryan Keith. He's tall, athletic and can run."


Conrad Carbo III
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 5-10/260
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: Poteet HS

Notables: earned honorable mention Class 4A All-State from the Associated Press Sports Editors as a senior in 2013... a first-team All-District 10-4A helping Poteet High to a 12-2 mark while advancing to the Region II-4A Division II championship game in 2013 as a starter on the defensive line... a second-team All-District 10-4A as an offensive lineman as a junior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Conrad is big, physical and explosive. He is very quick with his first step."


Alec DiValerio
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-4/310
Hometown: Sachse, Texas
High School: Sachse HS

Notables: earned All-District 11-5A first-team honors at defensive end... helped Mustangs to district title and perfect 10-0 regular season while making 59 tackles including 11 for loss and one sack while recovering two fumbles and intercepting two passes... helped SHS to a an Area round showing in the 2013 Class 5A Division I playoffs... gained All-District 11-5A honorable mention as a sophomore in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Alec has a big upside. He is a very good technician. He is athletic, long and rangy."


Kevin Fisher
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4/285
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
High School: Lakeland SH

Notables: earned Florida Class 7A second-team All-State honors... named to FloridaHSFootball.com All-State Elite Class 7A's third team following senior season of 2013... helped Dreadknaughts to a 9-3 record and to the first round of the Florida Class 7A playoffs... named first-team All-Polk County by The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla...
Coach Maskill said: "Kevin is the first high school we've taken out of Florida. He's tall, athletic and is physical."


Sir'Vell Ford
Pos: CB
Height/Weight: 5-10/160
Hometown: Rosenberg, Texas
High School: Lamar Consolidated HS

Notables: three-year letterwinner at the safety and cornerback positions at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas... earned All-District 23-4A honorable mention as a senior in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "Sir'Vell has a huge upside. He was one of our top-rated corners. We feel very fortunate to get him."


Anson Friday
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 5-11/280
Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
High School: Hendrickson HS

Notables: garnered All-District 16-5A first-team honors at defensive tackle as a senior in 2013... helped Hawks to a district championship with a perfect 10-0 regular season advancing to the 2013 Class 5A Division II playoffs...
Coach Maskill said: "Anson is short in stature, but very strong, explosive and powerful."


Nicholas Gabriel
Pos: RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/200
Hometown: Ennis, Texas
High School: Ennis HS

Notables: earned All-District 15-4A first-team honors after rushing for 1,231 yards and 23 touchdowns, while accounting for more than 500 yards receiving with five more scores through the air as a senior... key member of the Ennis High's rushing attack which led the Lions to a 14-1 record and to the Class 4A Division II State Semifinals in 2013... also gained first-team All-District 15-4A acclaim as a junior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Nicholas has a big upside. He's a bigger back. He's powerful, smooth and quick. He's got all the tools and skills to step in and be a contributor."


Cody Garcia
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-3/265
Hometown: Huntsville, Texas
High School: Huntsville HS

Notables: earned All-District 18-4A second-team honors as a junior in 2012 helping the Hornets to a 7-4 record and to the Class 4A playoffs...
Coach Maskill said: "Cody is a guy who can play defensive end or tackle. He is quick and grow into being a player."


Reggie Gipson
Pos: RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/170
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
High School: John Tyler HS

Notables: earned All-District 16-4A second-team honors as a senior in 2013... led Lions to a 7-4 record advancing to the bi-district round of the 2013 Class 4A Division I playoffs... rushed for 384 yards on 86 carries (4.47 ypc) and 12 touchdowns and accounted for 24 catches for 405 yards and five more scores as a senior in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "Reggie is very quick and elusive. He can really move and has a lot of speed and athleticism to him."


Orlando Haymon
Pos: RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/215
Hometown: Vernon, Texas
High School: Vernon HS

Notables: rushed for 1,341 yards and 17 touchdowns while helping Vernon High to a 10-3 record as the Lions advanced to the regional round of the 2013 Class 3A Division II playoffs during senior season... averaged 11.4 yards per carry and 120 yards per game with a long rush of 92...
Coach Maskill said: "Orlando reminds a little bit of Keidrick (Jackson). He is a strong back, very powerful with really good balance. He's got a big upside."


Jeremy Hunt
Pos: CB
Height/Weight: 5-8/175
Hometown: League City, Texas
High School: Clear Lake HS

Notables: earned All-District 24-5A first-team honors as a return specialist and was a second-team pick at cornerback as a senior in 2013... accounted for 537 returns yards including 263 on kick returns, 201 on punt returns and 63 on interception returns with three touchdowns... made 21 tackles including one for loss with three interceptions and was credited was 16 pass breakups as a senior... a unanimous All-District 24-5A first-team selection at cornerback in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Jeremy has really good ball skills. He's a good, quick athletic corner."


Kwatavious Jones
Pos: RB
Height/Weight: 5-8/160
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Bishop Dunne HS

Notables: gained TAPPS Division 1, District 1 honorable mention at running back for Bishop Dunne Cathlolic School... helped Falcons to a 7-5 record as a senior in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "Kwatavous is really fast and quick. He can really run. Once he gets out in the open, not many can catch him."


Xavier Land
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-4/180
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: W.T. White HS

Notables: earned All-District 9-5A first-team honors after making 53 receptions for 702 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "Xavier has really good hands and really good size. He will develop into a really good player. He was coached by (former MSU standout) Rudy Powe."


Tyler Massey
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-2/220
Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
High School: West HS

Notables: earned All-District 18-4A first-team honors at defensive end as a senior in 2013... helped Mustangs to a 9-4 record in 2013 advancing to the regional round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs...
Coach Maskill said: "Tyler played numerous positions in high school. He is quick and aggressive. He is just a solid football player."


Cory Miller
Pos: S
Height/Weight: 5-10/178
Hometown: Allen, Texas
High School: Allen HS

Notables: key contributor in the secondary for the 2013 Class 5A Division I State Champion Allen High School Eagles... helped AHS to a perfect 16-0 record... Allen High finished 2013 as the No. 2-ranked team in the USA Today National High School Football rankings... AHS also claimed a state championship in Miller's junior year of 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Corey can be a big time safety. He's athletic, can run and is a very good tackler. He has all the tools necessary to be successful."


Xavier Pinedo
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-2/235
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: Lakeview Centennial HS

Notables: garnered All-District 11-5A first-team honors at defensive end as a senior in 2013... a second-team All-District 11-5A pick as a junior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Xavier has a motor. He can play defensive end and is very quick and aggressive."


Kameron Reagor
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-0/260
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Carter HS

Notables: garnered All-Dsitrict 11-4A first-team honors at defensive tackle as a senior... helped Cowboys to an 8-3 record and to a district title in 2013 as CHS advanced to the bi-district round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs... also earned All-District 11-4A first-team accolades as a junior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Kameron is very, very talented. He's strong, powerful and can move. There aren't many who can step in and play on the defensive line as a freshman at our level, but he may have that opportunity."


Tristan Reno
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-2/260
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: El Dorado HS

Notables: Earned All-District 1-5A first-team honors as a senior in first full year playing at the center position on the offensive line... a second-team all-district selection as a junior making the move from tight end to center and deep snapper in the middle of the season... played on the defensive line as a freshman and sophomore... didn't play 11-man football until his freshman year of high school... helped Aztecs advance to the second-round of the 2012 Texas state playoffs...
Coach Maskill said: "Tristan was in our camp last summer. He has a big upside."


A.J. Roland
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-0/270
Hometown: Sachse, Texas
High School: Sachse HS

Notables: named to All-District 11-5A first team on the offensive line as a senior... helped Mustangs to a district title and perfect 10-0 season in 2013... helped SHS to a an Area round showing in the 2013 Class 5A Division I playoffs... also garnered All-District 11-5A first-team accolades as a junior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "A.J. is undersized but is scrappy and will fight you. He has a good pad level and can really play."


Dakota Schweiger
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 5-11/202
Hometown: Iowa Park, Texas
High School: Iowa Park HS

Notables: three-year varsity starter... earned All-District 5-3A first-team mention as a senior... made 115 tackles from the inside linebacker position... rushed for 541 yards and six touchdowns on offense... finished prep career with 309 tackles, seven touchdowns and one safety...
Coach Maskill said: "Dakota is someone who we have followed for a bit. He's a steady player who will get better and better as time goes on."


Angel Tovar
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-3/275
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Bowie HS

Notables: earned All-District 3-5A first-team honors on the defensive line as a junior in 2012... gained All-District 3-5A honorable mention following senior season of 2013... helped Volunteers to a Class 5A Division I playoff showing in 2013...
Coach Maskill said: "Angel is very interesting. I think he's a guy who has been overlooked by everybody. He's got a really big upside."


Dylan Watts
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-4/290
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Liberty HS

Notables: a three-year varsity starter playing for coaches Marc Sites, Jaron Cohen and Clarence Vaughn at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, Colo... earned all-conference mention while playing on the offensive and defensive lines... earned academic all-state honorable mention... earned black belt and is very involved in martial arts... plans to major in engineering at Midwestern State...
Coach Maskill said: "Dylan can run and is smart. He was the first to commit to us back in January. I think he fell in love with us."


Isaiah Wilkerson
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 5-11/165
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
High School: West Brook HS

Notables: made 17 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown as a senior in 2013... returned a kick and a punt for scores... averaged 26.2 yards a kickoff return (12-314) and 11.1 yards per punt return (11-122)...
Coach Maskill coach: "I really, really Isaiah. He can fly. He is quick, fast and elusive with a big future in front of him."


Shondrick Williams
Pos: CB
Height/Weight: 5-9/170
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Lincoln HS

Notables: helped Lincoln High to an 8-4 record and a Class 4A Division II Area round appearance as a starter in the secondary...
Coach Maskill said: "Shondrick is a small corner who is really quick. He can cut and move very well. We wanted to get more speed on the field and I think we did."
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