ETSU Football Adds Eight on National Signing Day
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 1, 2023) – After signing nine during the signing period in early December, ETSU head football coach George Quarles and his team announced they had landed eight more Buccaneers during the Wednesday National Signing Day.
Coach Quarles met with the media to announce the Buccaneers’ signing class.
“We’re excited about this group of signatories – not just because they’re a great group of players – but they’re great people,” Quarles said. “It’s important that we get top players who are used to winning and who do what is asked of them. We have players in this class who are used to winning and playing in state championship games. These guys are hard to beat. We want guys who are going to be winners in our program both on the field and in the classroom, and guys who know what it takes to succeed. Overall, we’ve met many needs, but we’ll always be on the lookout for a few more players who can help make an immediate impact on the program.
This group of eight signatories includes three from Ohio, two from Georgia and one from Tennessee, Louisiana and South Carolina.
The breakdown by position consists of six players on the defensive side of the ball and two attacking players. On defense, there are two linemen, two linebackers and two defensive backs, while the offense brought in includes a lineman and a running back.
Below are the biographies of each of the eight signatories.
Khalil Anderson – 5’10” – 185 – DB – Atlanta, Georgia (University of Pittsburgh)
Transferred from the University of Pittsburgh Played one game in 2022 (North Carolina) and two games in 2021 as he saw action against Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech Played at Riverwood High School where he was ranked among the top 25 cornerback prospects in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 24 overall prospect in Georgia by 247Sports Recorded eight interceptions in his junior and senior seasons at Riverwood In his senior year, recorded five touchdowns on returns (three punts, one kickoff and one interception) Earned Class 6A All State honors from Georgia Named Region 7-6A Defensive Player of the Year Father Barry Anderson played defensive back at NC State from 1986 to 1989 and is a longtime NFL official and a member of the first all-black team to officiate a league game in NFL history…Brother, Khai, played defensive back at Georgia State (2015-19) … Brother Khari, played in baseball at Montevallo (2017-18) … Cousin, Steve Wallace, was an offensive lineman at Auburn who won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers (1986-96)
Andrei Delinois – 6’1” – 215 – OLB – Chattanooga, Tenn. (McCallie HS)
Played outside linebacker and wide receiver at McCallie High School from 2021 to 2022 Prior to playing at McCallie, he attended College Charles-Lemoyne in Quebec, Canada Led McCallie to the 2021 state championship Named team MVP 2022 at McCallie Recorded 25 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, 300 yards and six touchdowns last season at McCallie Named 2018 Rookie of the Year after recording a season-high 31 touchdowns, which broke the program record at Charles-Lemoyne In 2019, recorded 38 catches for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns en route to the All-Region name and All-Star team
Blake Howard – 6’2” – 225 – DE/LS – Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton HS)
Multi-sport athlete at Princeton High School Literate in football, track and basketball Posted 60 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks Earned defensive MVP honors Excelled in the classroom where he received academy awards His father, Darnell Howard II, played football at Purdue… His brother, Darnell Howard III, played football at Trinity International University… His uncle, Chris Zurba, also played football at Purdue
Mike Jenkins – 6’2″ – 185 – DB – Summerville, SC (Summerville HS)
Summerville High School triathlete Athlete in football, basketball and track and field For his career, totaled more than 220 tackles, more than 35 breakups, three interceptions, seven blocked punts, two blocked field goals, 57 yards on reception and one touchdown reception Three-year starter for the Green Wave Played in the 2022 Shrine Bowl As a senior, recorded 103 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups, while also recording four kickoffs blocked punt and two extra runs – area honors in football and basketball Two-time first-team all-lowcountry in football Cousin is Roddy White who played wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons from 2005-15
Miada Jones – 6’2″ – 220 – OL – Duluth, GA (Norcross HS)
Multi-sport athlete at Norcross High School Literate in football and wrestling Won GACA all-state honors Named all-region first team and all-county second team His uncle Norman Hand played in the NFL from 1996 to 04…He played for the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants
Torey Lambert – 5’10” – 190 – RB – New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS)
Brother Martin HS multisport athlete Literate in football and track and field for the Crusaders Earned honorable mentions in all states in 2022 GPA of 83 Led Brother Martin to the 2022 state championship game – the first championship game State Crusaders appearance since 1989 In the 2022 state playoffs, Lambert totaled 153 rushing attempts for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns Rushed for a career-high 301 yards (47 attempts) and two touchdowns, carrying Brother Martin to a 28-14 win over Northwood in the 2022 state quarterfinal game… The 301 rushing yards and 47 rushes also set school records A week later, Lambert was selected R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week for the New Orleans metro area as he rushed 24 times for 283 yards and five touchdowns, while catching two passes for 33 yards s in a 55-24 win over Carencro in the state semifinals As a junior, he recorded 1,834 rushing yards, including a season-high 255 yards and three touchdowns against St Augustine His father Corey Lambert Sr. played quarterback at Iowa State… His brother Corey is a defensive back at Colorado State High school teammate of defensive lineman Brenden LeBlanc who signed with ETSU in December
Isaiah McConnal – 6’4” – 210 – OLB – Cincinnati, Ohio (Withrow University HS)
Versatile player at Withrow University High School Played linebacker, safety and wide receiver Literate in football and basketball Finished the 2022 season with six receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 11 tackles (seven in solo) with 4.5 sacks and two breakups Carried on a 15-yard touchdown reception in a playoff win over Loveland last season Led Withrow to his first-ever playoff win of 2021 Teammates with fellow 2023 Buccaneer signing Rick Woolens
Rick Woolens – 6’1″ – 254 – DL – Cincinnati, Ohio (Withrow University HS)
Withrow University High School multi-sport athlete Football and basketball literate 3-star recruit via 247Sports Ranked 88th top prospect in Ohio State Named 2022 Fall Sports All-Star by Cincinnati Enquirer Recorded 13 sacks his junior season Led Withrow to his first-ever playoff win in 2021 Named second-team all-district in 2022 Teammates with 2023 Buccaneer signing Isaiah McConnal
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