Southern Miss Releases Football Class for 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, the addition of 25 players for the 2017 season on National Signing Day.

The following is a listing and biographical sketches of these individuals:

Name                   Pos.    Hgt.     Wgt.      Hometown/Last School
Jaylond Adams      WR      5-10     180        Adamsville, Ala./Minor HS
Woodlyson Alcius   OL       6-4       309       Miami, Fla./N. Miami Beach HS
Steven Anderson   QB       6-2       242       Live Oak, Fla./Suwannee HS
Tyler Barnes          DB      5-10     185        D'Iberville, Miss./D'Iberville HS
Briggs Bourgeois    PK      6-0       182        St. Amant, La./St. Amant HS
Travion Clayton      OL      6-2      318        Macclenny, Fla./Baker County HS
Andrew Cole          DL      6-3       311        Somerville, Tenn./Fayette Ware HS
Emanuel Dabney    DB     5-11     163         Jackson, Miss./Callaway HS
WyDale Flott          DB     6-0       175        Saraland, Ala./Saraland HS
Bubba Fludd          ATH    5-8       170        Okeechobee, Fla./Okeechobee HS
Bryce Foxworth     OL      6-3        312        Pinellas Park, Fla./Boca Ciega HS
Paul Gainer           OL      6-3        275        Gautier, Miss./Gautier HS
Freddie Hartz        LB       6-1       237        Morton, Miss./Morton HS
Tyler Jack             DB      5-9       172         Lucedale, Miss./Pearl River CC
Tim Jones             WR     6-1       199         Biloxi, Miss./Biloxi HS
Delmond Landry*  DL      6-3       308        Donaldsonville, La./SW Miss. CC
Santrell Latham     LB      6-2       200        Meridian, Miss./Meridian HS
Darius Maberry      RB     5-9       188        Bolton, Miss./Clinton HS
Kris Reed              DB     5-10     173        Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles HS
Marcelo Rodriguez QB      6-2      192        Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus HS
Justus Satterfield   OL      6-1      290        Toledo, Ohio/Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
Shannon Showers DB      5-11     160       Fort White, Fla./Fort White HS
Tahj Sykes           DL      6-2       269       Columbus, Miss./Columbus HS
Jimmie Terry        OL      6-3       330       Madison, Miss./Tyler JC
Trevor Terry*       WR     6-0       186       Gulfport, Miss./Jones JC
* Originally signed in December


Jaylond Adams
WR | 5-10 | 180
Adamsville, Ala./Minor HS


* Tabbed as a first-team Parade All-American
* Named American Family Insurance All-USA Alabama State Offensive Player of the Year
* Named 6A first-team All-State by the ASWA
* Gatorade Player of the Year for the State of Alabama
* Named an Alabama Super 12 player
* Helped lead Minor High School to first 11-win season in school history
* Played running back as well as returns kicks
* Finishing the season with 34 touchdowns in four different manners (19 receiving, 13 rushing, 1 kick return, 1 punt return)
* End year with 2,638 all-purpose yards, including 1,502 yards on 76 receptions and 725 yards on 86 carries
* Earned All-State honors as a junior
* Rated three stars by Rivals and Scout


Woodlyson Alcius
OL | 6-4 | 309
Miami, Fla./N. Miami Beach HS


* Named second-team all-state in Class 8A
* Garnered Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-6A first team
* Allowed just one sack and tallied 23 pancake blocks
* Signed National Letter of Intent in December
* Enrolled at Southern Miss for 2017 spring semester
* Holds three stars from Rivals and two stars from Scout


Steven Anderson
QB | 6-2 | 242
Live Oak, Fla./Suwannee HS

* Honorable mention Florida Class 5A All-State selection
* Threw for 707 yards on 32-of-89 attempts and nine TDs and only one interception, averaging 78.6 yards per contest
* Added a team-best 906 rushing yards on 131 carries (6.9 ypc) with 11 scores and four 100-yard games
* Also a member of the basketball team
* Named all-area his junior season as he passed for 718 yards with 9 TDs, ran for 544 yards with 5 TDs for the Class 5A regional finalists
* A two-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout


Tyler Barnes
DB | 5-10 | 185
D'Iberville, Miss./D'Iberville HS


* A Class 6A second-team All-State selection by the Mississippi Association of Coaches
* Named second-team All-State as an American Family Insurance All-USA Mississippi team pick
* Racked up 136 tackles (11.3 per game), six tackles for loss, nine pass breakups, three blocked field goals, three forced fumbles and four interceptions at D'Iberville High School as a senior
* Helped lead his team to an 8-4 record the Region 4-6A title, where he was the region's MVP
* Claims Southern Miss was a "dream school of mine as a kid"
* Posted 72 tackles, three passes defended and two fumble recoveries as a junior
* Also played baseball
* Former teammate of current defensive lineman Jacques Turner
* Rated as a two-star by Rivals and Scout


Briggs Bourgeois
PK | 6-0 | 182
St. Amant, La./St. Amant HS


* A two-team All-Metro selection by the The (Baton Rouge) Advocate at both place kicker and wide receiver
* First-Team All-State by Louisiana Football Magazine as well as first-team Class 5A by the LSWA
* Tallied all-parish honors at wide receiver, returner and place kicker
* Team reached the LHSAA 6A playoffs this past season with an 11-2 record
* Made 47-of-51 extra points and 13-of-15 field goal opportunities
* Tallied 66 catches for 836 yards and 13 touchdowns
* Earned honorable mention Class 5A all-state as a junior
* a star in soccer and baseball as well, taking home All-District honors in his career that included Division I All-State accolades as a sophomore for soccer (23 goals, 16 assists)
* Collected 15-of-19 field goals, including a long of 51 yards during his junior campaign, earning co-MVP honors for District 5-5A
* Totaled 952 receiving yards as a junior
* A finalist for The (Baton Rouge) Advocate's Boys Athlete of the Year award as a junior
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout

Travion Clayton
OL | 6-2 | 318
Macclenny, Fla./Baker County HS


* Named to the Associated Press' 5A All-State second-team as a senior
* Tabbed Jacksonville Times-Union's 2016 All-First Coast football team
* Team reached Class 5A regional semifinals
* Posted a 9-2 record his senior campaign for coach Jamie Rodgers
* A three-star prospect by Scout and a two-star by Rivals

Andrew Cole
DL | 6-3 | 311
Somerville, Tenn./Fayette Ware HS


* Played for coach Scott Blair and the team finished 8-3 his senior campaign
* Notched 48 tackles, including 10 for loss and a sack for a loss of nine yards last fall
* Added three pass breakups and three fumble recoveries, including one for a 75-yard touchdown
* Named Class 3A All-State by the TSWA on the offensive line
* Selected to play in West Tennessee All-Star game
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Emanuel Dabney
DB | 5-11 | 163
Jackson, Miss./Callaway HS


* Notched 60 tackles (22 solos) at Callaway during senior campaign
* Registered three interceptions for 62 yards to go along with 10 pass breakups and one forced fumble
* Team posted 7-5 record for coach Darius Brown
* Named to Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game
* Dabney had 41 tackles and three interceptions as a junior
* A three-star selection by both Rivals and Scout


WyDale Flott
DB | 6-0 | 175
Saraland, Ala./Saraland HS


* Named to AL.com All-Coastal Alabama first team
* Played for former Golden Eagle quarterback Jeff Kelly at Saraland HS
* Finished 6-5 during the season
* Made 34 tackles and intercepted a pair of passes
* Caught nine passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns
* A three-star by Rivals and Scout


Bubba Fludd
ATH | 5-8 | 170
Okeechobee, Fla./Okeechobee HS

* Collected Florida 6A All-State accolade as an athlete
* An all-area performer at quarterback and defensive back
* Played defensive back for Okeechobee, which went 8-1 and had the best regular-season win percentage in program history.
* Finished the season with 765 yards rushing yards and 10 touchdowns and 735 passing yards and eight touchdown passes.
* Accounted for 689 rushing yards, threw for 598 yards and was responsible for 19 offensive touchdowns as a junior
* A two-star athlete by both Rivals and Scout


Bryce Foxworth
OL | 6-3 | 312
Pinellas Park, Fla./Boca Ciega HS

* Tabbed for All-Pinellas County team at offensive line
* Named a Pinellas County all-star
* Picked for 62nd annual North-South All-Star FACA Football Classic and was a member of the South Roster
* Named to second team of the all-Tampa Bay squad by the Tampa Bay Times
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Paul Gainer
OL | 6-3 | 275
Gautier, Miss./Gautier HS


* A first-team All-State selection by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger at offensive line
* Earned Class 5A first-team All-State honors by the Mississippi Association of Coaches
* A two-team member of the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi team
* Played for Chris Peterson at Gautier High
* Was a member of the Mississippi squad in the annual All-Star game with Alabama
* Rated a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals


Freddie Hartz
LB | 6-1 | 237
Morton, Miss./Morton HS


* Named Class 3A All-State second-team by the MAC at long snapper
*Collected 61 tackles (36 solo) last fall with a pair of interceptions, three blocked punts, one blocked field goal and one fumble recovery
* Tallied 61 carries for 317 yards and seven touchdowns his senior campaign, with seven catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns
* Had 61 tackles (27 solo) on defense as a junior with 71 carries for 531 yards and four touchdowns at fullback
* Plays baseball as well for the school
* Rated a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals


Tyler Jack
DB | 5-9 | 172
Lucedale, Miss./Pearl River CC


* A second team MACJC All-South selection
* Recorded 26 total tackles, nine passes defended and two interceptions in his sophomore season in the fall
* Named MACJC Defensive Player of the Week in upset against No. 1 Co-Lin with a pair of interceptions, including a late 44-yard return for a touchdown to help seal the game; added five tackles
* Played football and basketball at George County High School
* Notched 72 tackles (54 solo) his senior campaign to go along with one forced fumble, recovery and one blocked field goal
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Tim Jones
WR | 6-1 | 199
Biloxi, Miss./Biloxi HS


* A second-team Class 6A All-State selection by the Mississippi Association of Coaches at wide receiver
* Selected first-team 4-6A all-region last fall
* Finished prep career with 209 catches for 3,524 yards and 29 touchdowns
* Had 45 catches for 744 yards and seven scores as a senior
* Biggest season came as a sophomore when he pulled in 100 passes for 1,364 yards and 15 touchdowns
* Rated a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals


Delmond Landry
DL | 6-3 | 308
Donaldsonville, La./Southwest Miss. CC

* Collected 44 tackles (26 solo) which included a sack, five tackles for loss and a pass breakup this fall
* Added 36 tackles with a sack as a freshman
* Earned all-metro and Class 1A All-State honors in football and basketball as a junior for Ascension Catholic High School
* Finished with 73 tackles, 21 sacks and 17 tackles for loss
* Voted District 8-1A MVP after leading the Bulldogs to the playoffs in football
* Averaged 23.7 points, 17.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots in basketball, also helping ACHS to the playoffs
* Garnered three stars by Rivals and two stars by Scout


Santrell Latham
LB | 6-2 | 200
Meridian, Miss./Meridian HS


* Voted a second-team All-State selection
* Named to the first team of the Premier Preps squad by the Meridian Star
* Earned a spot in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game
* Had 107 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in that final campaign
* Recorded 56 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks as a junior
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Darius Maberry
RB | 5-9 | 188
Bolton, Miss./Clinton HS


* Voted a second-team 6A All-State selection
* Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game
* Rushed for more than 2,600 yards the last two seasons
* Totaled 54 touchdowns in his career, with 17 coming on the ground in each of his junior and senior years
* His Clinton HS team defeated Pearl for the 6A State Championship last fall
* Garnered three stars by Scout and two stars by Rivals


Kris Reed
DB | 5-10 | 173
Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles HS


* Played wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner at Chiles HS
* One of his touchdowns was voted WTXL's Play of the Year
* Team went from 1-9 his sophomore year to 6-3 as a junior, earning first playoff appearance in 16-year history
* Produced 18 tackles, two interceptions and four pass deflections on defense
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Marcelo Rodriguez
QB | 6-2 | 192
Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus HS


* Helped his team to the district title as a senior with 1,082 passing yards and 12 touchdowns
* Ranked as a top-five quarterback in the Miami-Dade area
* Threw for 1,535 yards and 20 scores as a junior
* Played in 23rd Annual Miami-Dade All-Star Football Game
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout


Justus Satterfield
OL | 6-1 | 290
Toledo, Ohio/Coffeyville (Kan.) CC

* Transfer from Coffeyville CC where he played his freshman season there this fall
* Signed in December
* Enrolled during the 2017 spring semester
* Honorable mention All-Ohio Division II at Toledo Bowsher High
* Named to the All-Blade honorable mention squad following his junior campaign
* Played for Craig Lubinski at Bowsher High
* A two-star pick by Rivals


Shannon Showers
DB | 5-11 | 160
Fort White, Fla./Fort White HS

* Named Class 1A All-State second team as an athlete
* Tallied 53 tackles, including 38 solo, and averaged 4.4 stops per game
* Tallied three interceptions and added seven pass breakups
* Notched 433 receiving yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 124 kick return yards
* A two-star prospect by Rivals


Tahj Sykes
DL | 6-2 | 269
Columbus, Miss./Columbus HS

* Earned Class 6A All-State first-team honors at Columbus High
* Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game
* Named to Columbus Dispatch All-Area team
* Notched 32 tackles, four sacks and two quarterback hurries as a junior
* Garnered three stars by Scout and two stars by Rivals


Jimmie Terry
OL | 6-3 | 330
Madison, Miss./Tyler JC


* Started collegiate career at Louisville before transferring to Tyler JC
* Started all every games for Madison Central his senior year as team went 9-4 and won a 6A championship * Played in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star as a senior
* Team-high 39 pancakes blocks senior year
* First team all-region, also earning the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman
* Named Clarion Ledger second-team all-state and first team selection by the MAC
* Member of powerlifting team which won the 6A Super Heavyweight Division in the 6A region
* Rated three stars by Scout and two stars by Rivals


Trevor Terry
WR | 6-0 | 186
Gulfport, Miss./Jones JC


* Played his freshman season at Jones Junior College this fall in which he caught 16 passes for 217 yards and a TD
* Ranked second on the team. His longest catch of the year was for 53 yards
* Prepped at Long Beach High School and was one of the top receivers
* tallied 62 catches for 1,234 yards and 12 touchdowns earning Region 4-5A honors as well as all-state accolades
* Caught 46 passes for 640 yards and six touchdowns as a junior
* A two-star pick by both Rivals and Scout

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