Friday, February 3, 2017

Campbell Announces 2017 Football Signing Class

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell has announced its 2017 football signing class.

The 23-man group will come from five different states, including North Carolina (11), Florida (3), Virginia (3), Georgia (2), South Carolina (2), Alabama (1) and New Jersey (1).

The class is made up of eight offensive linemen, four defensive backs, three linebackers, three defensive linemen, two wide receivers, a quarterback, a long snapper and one athlete.

View the entire signing class below.

Barker-Lane Stadium ranked among the highest attended FCS venues in the country in 2016. Campbell was one of just four programs to average its capacity, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage and being joined by Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).

Campbell heads into its 10th and final season as a member of the Pioneer Football League in 2017. Campbell moves to the Big South Conference in 2018.

Campbell kicks off its 2017 schedule on August 31, hosting Methodist at Barker-Lane Stadium.

The Camels set program highs for average per game (5,523) and total attendance (33,138). Barker-Lane Stadium's top two attendances in its nine-year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22 against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell's overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24.

Campbell ranked third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game, as well as 17th in the country in total defense (322.1 yards per game) under fourth-year head coach Mike Minter. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Blockmon also led the PFL in receiving yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10), headlining a group of 11 Camels that earned all-conference accolades. 

NamePos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School
Lester Axson, Jr.DB6-0180Orlando, Fla.Foundation Academy
Bryant BarrATH5-11185Gibsonville, N.C.Eastern Guilford HS
Ryan BrookerLB6-1215Mechanicsville, Va.Atlee HS
D'Ondray Bryson-AshfordLB6-0195Columbia, S.C.Ridge View HS
Isaiah BurchOL6-3290Marion, N.C.McDowell HS
Dominic CarterOL6-3250Hogansville, Ga.Callaway HS
DJ CharlesDB5-10195Orlando, Fla.Dr. Phillips HS
Lance CookDB6-1200Hickory, N.C.Hickory Christian
Jayson DemildQB6-1195Parlin, N.J.Sayreville War Memorial HS
Julius FelderWR5-11190Concord, N.C.First Assembly Christian
Jerome FergusonOL6-3265Sanford, N.C.Lee HS
Dre GilesDL6-3250Richmond, Va.Meadowbrook HS
Tyrek HaywoodOL6-5240Charlotte, N.C.Rocky River HS
Dorian JonesDB5-10180Orlando, Fla.Ocoee HS
Tyler McLellanOL6-6320North Charleston, S.C.Fort Dorchester HS
Prince NgwenahDL6-4220Charlotte, N.C.Harding University HS
Justin PearoOL6-4305Mooresville, N.C.Lake Norman HS
Eddie RoxOL6-2280Pinson, Ala.Clay-Clarksville HS
Keegan RuarkLB/LS5-11195Hickory, N.C.Hickory Christian
Dalton SalernoLB6-1200Denver, N.C.East Lincoln HS
Celeb SneadWR6-3185Lynchburg, Va.Heritage HS
Ivan StaplesDL6-1275Stone Mountain, Ga.Stephenson HS
Sam ThorneOL6-3295Raleigh, N.C.Broughton HS