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AAMU 2016 signing class

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

From Alabama A&M release:

(NORMAL, AL) - 

The Alabama A&M University Bulldogs are excited to announce 19 additions to the football family on National Signing Day 2016.    

The primary focus of the 2016 class was offensive line (four signees) and defensive back (five signees).  The new offensive linemen bring athleticism and physical play to “the Hill”, while the additions at defensive back possess length and speed.  In all, the 19 signees bolster the Bulldog’s depth and upgrade the talent level.  Defensively, in addition to the five defensive backs, two defensive lineman and two linebackers were signed.  Offensively, one quarterback, one wide receiver, three running backs and one athlete will join the four offensive lineman.   The Bulldogs still have scholarships available and plan on adding even more talent to the 2016 class.

Alabama A&M invites you to attend the Signing Day Celebration this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Knight Center.  Coach Spady and the Bulldog coaching staff will talk in detail about the 2016 class.

Mid-year signees:

Kareem Shabazz – DL 6’4 230 Atlanta Sports Academy (Atlanta, GA)

At ASA, had 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 6 QB hurries in 4 games…As a Senior at Loganville HS, had 57 tackles and 9 sacks.

Tere Calloway - $ 5’11 190 University of Nevada Transfer (Seattle, WA)

Will have 2 years of eligibility on “the Hill”…All-State Selection as a HS Senior...All-Washington Interscholastic Activities Association selection as both a running back and defensive back in 2011 and 2012…Finished his career at Seattle Prep with 161 tackles, 10 deflections and 4 forced fumbles.

High school signees:

Jordan Bentley – RB 6’ 200 Guntersville HS (Guntersville, AL)

One of the most prolific running backs in Alabama history…Has 15 records listed in the Alabama individual records including, consecutive carries without a fumble (321) and carries without a fumble in a season (304)…Finished career with 5,969 yards on 843 carries and scored 104 touchdowns…As a Senior, had 2,148 yards rushing and 38 touchdowns…Accounted for 52 tackles and 6 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown…A four year starter who led the Wildcats to a 39-4 record and a state record 21 game home winning streak…Won 29 consecutive games at one point during career.

Freddie Carodine – RB 5’11 200 Huntsville HS (Huntsville, AL)

In his Senior season, had 52 carries for 237 yards, 11 receptions for 51 yards and two touchdowns…Credited with 47 tackles on defense…His father, Frederick, Sr., is a member of the AAMU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.

Preston Stafford – WR 6’1 180 Hazel Green HS (Hazel Green, AL)

In 2015, had 45 receptions for 615 yards and 9 touchdowns…Amassed over 900 all-purpose yards…Voted to the All-Region Team…Member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee

Porter “P.J.” Sanford V – QB 6’3 235 Riverwood Charter (Atlanta, GA)

1st Team All-Region as a Senior…Burlsworth Character Award Winner…2 year starter on the baseball team…3 year member of the Honor Roll.

Torron Murray – CB 6’2 190 North Gwinnett HS (Suwanee,GA)

Rated a 2 Star recruit by Rivals and 247 Sports... As a Senior, recorded 35 tackles, targeted 21 times with 15 pass breakups, allowing only one touchdown and recovering one fumble... 2014 Rising Georgia Seniors Selection... VTO Midwest Elite 100/Top 5 Cornerback Honors... Named a Top 25 DB in Georgia by Rivals...Also lettered in Track.

Joseph Burke – RB 5’10 230 Autauga Academy (Prattville, AL)

As a Senior, rushed for 2,200 yards on 230 carries with 20 touchdowns…Passed for 5 touchdowns and caught 3 touchdowns…Named All-Metro Montgomery Player of the Week 4 times…Montgomery Quarterback Club Player of the Week award winner…AISA First Team All-State…AISA All-Star MVP.

Courtland Walker – OL 6’2 290 Carver HS (Montgomery, AL)

A 3 year starter for the Wolverines who never missed a game… Recognized as the Offensive MVP and Best Offensive Lineman as a Senior… Recipient of the Head Coach’s Award as a Junior….Named Most Valuable JV Offensive Lineman as a Freshman.

Quantravis Kelly – LB 6’1 215 Lee HS (Montgomery, AL)

A 4 year starter for the Generals at Linebacker…During his Senior campaign, totaled 85 tackles, 44 solo, 41 assisted, 11 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups and one fumble recovery.

Tommy Hargro – OL 6’5 350 Holy Spirit Catholic HS (Tuscaloosa, AL)

A dominant presence on the offensive line for Holy Spirit…Two time All-State selection…Two time West Alabama All-Star selection…Voted team’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2014 and 2015…Mr. Pancake Award winner in 2014 and 2015.

Daquan Curry – CB 6’ 175 Aliceville HS (Aliceville, AL)

In 2015, had 41 tackles, 2 interceptions, 8 pass breakups and one fumble recovery…Rushed 23 times for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns…Voted to the 2015 All-Pickens County team…Playoff participant all four years.

Justin Hosea-Williams – ATH 5’11 190 Theodore HS (Mobile, AL)

In his career at Theodore, had 239 tackles, 13 pass breakups, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.  Won area Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Shonye Reams – OL 6’5 310 Dothan HS (Dothan, AL)

A two year varsity starter for the Tigers…2015 First Team All-State selection…Voted Team Best OL.

Tevoris Butler – OL 6’3 305 Dothan HS (Dothan, AL)

A two year varsity starter on the football and basketball teams… Selected for the 2015 All-Wiregrass Team.

Jordan Jones – LB 6’1 210 Bessemer Academy (Bessemer, AL)

As a Senior at Bessemer Academy, had 125 tackles…totaled 101 tackles as a Junior at McAdory HS…Named to 2015 All-Metro Birmingham team…2015 AISA All-Star Defensive MVP…Won Maxpreps Defensive Player of the Game twice in 2015…Ranked #90 player in Alabama by 247Sports…Invited to NUC All-American Top 100 Showcases in Covington, GA and Myrtle Beach, SC.

Amari Holloway – CB 6’2 175 Clay-Chalkville HS (Pinson, AL)

As a Senior, had 37 tackles, 6 interceptions (2 returned for Touchdowns) and 6 pass breakups…Honored as a Trussville Tribune Player of the Week.

Armoni Holloway - $ 6’2 185 Clay-Chalkville HS (Pinson, AL)

During his Senior year, totaled 61 tackles, 3 interceptions and 8 pass breakups.

Dante Jamison – DL 6’3 230 Highland HS (Palmdale, CA)

In 2015, had 66 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, 16 QB hurries, 2 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown…As a Junior, had 40 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 6 QB hurries and one forced fumble…Named 2015 Team MVP and California Senior Bowl All-Star… Team’s Most Improved Player as a Junior.

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