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Troy 2019 Football Signing Class

Desmond Barkley (6-3, 330, DT, Stockbridge, Ga. | Strockbridge HS)

Kannon Biggs (6-5, 280, OL, Athens, Ala. | Athens HS)

Tyler Burnsed (6-4, 290, OL, Glen St. Mary, Fla. | Baker County HS)

Jaylen Childs (6-5, 285, OL, Anniston, Ala. | Saks HS)

Donovan Curry (5-11, 165, WR, Mt. Airy, Ga. | Habersham Central HS)

Jacob Free (6-5, 215, QB, Brantley, Ala. | NW Mississippi CC)

Ahdarrious Gee (6-1, 205, LB, Cordele, Ga. | Crisp County HS)

Kaylon Geiger (5-10, 170, WR, Fort Worth, Texas | Paschal HS | Navarro College)

Jack Martin (6-2, 220, K/P, Dothan, Ala. | Northview HS)

Khalil McClain (6-4, 225, WR, Fairburn, Ga. | Hutchinson CC)

Christian Murphy (6-0, 175, CB, Gulf Breeze, Fla. | Gulf Breeze HS)

Koby Perry (6-1, 170, S, Covington, Ga. | Dodge City CC)

Dell Pettus (5-11, 185, DB, Harvest, Ala. | Sparkman HS)

DeVon Reaves (6-4, 230, DE, Conyers, Ga. | Salem HS)

Tre’ Ross (6-4, 220, TE, Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Hillcrest HS)

Ricky Samuel (6-3, 300, DT, Brewton, Ala. | T.R. Miller HS)

Gavin Screws (6-1, 210, QB, Jacksonville, Fla. | Baldwin HS)

Javon Solomon (6-2, 229, DE, Tallahassee, Fla. | Godby HS)

Reddy Steward (5-11, 171, CB, Decatur, Ala. | Austin HS)

Reggie Todd (6-5, 200, WR, Mobile, Ala. | Hinds CC)

Jaden Warren (6-4, 191, WR, Oneonta, Ala. | Oneota HS)

Jamontez Woods (5-11, 215, RB, Gadsden, Ala. | Gadsden City HS)

Positional

Wide Receiver – 5

Offensive Line – 3

Defensive Tackle – 2

Quarterback – 2

Defensive End - 2

Cornerback – 2

Safety - 1

Running Back – 1

Linebacker – 1

Defensive Back – 1

Tight End – 1

Kicker - 1

State

Alabama – 11

Georgia – 6

Florida – 4

Texas - 1

February Signing Class

Kaylon Geiger (5-10, 170, WR, Fort Worth, Texas | Navarro College)

Navarro College: Led the JUCO ranks with 70 catches as a sophomore at Navarro College while ranking second nationally with 954 receiving yards and sixth with 86.7 yards per game … Finished 35th nationally averaging 13.6 yards per catch and 37th with five touchdown receptions … Ranked 17th nationally averaging 123.1 all-purpose yards per game … Averaged 29.4 yards on 13 kickoff returns, including a 99-yard return for a touchdown … Named second team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference … Finished his career with seven or more catches in eight career games and six games with 100-plus receiving yards … Ranks third in Navarro history with 100 career receptions and fifth with 1,451 career receiving yards … As a freshman, led Navarro with 497 receiving yards while ranking second with three touchdowns and third with 30 receptions

High School: Earned honorable mention all-district honors following his junior season at Paschal High School … Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports out of high school … Member of the school record 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams … Also played basketball

Personal: Full name is Kaylon Trevell Geiger … Son of Tiffiny Johnson … Has two brothers, Marqua and Montres … Born Nov. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth, Texas

Jack Martin (6-2, 220, K/P, Dothan, Ala. | Northview HS)

High School: Three-time all-state honorable mention selection at Northview High School … Finished his senior season 8-for-10 on field goals with a 42-yard punting average and touchbacks on 39-of-42 kickoffs; made a career-long 53-yard field goal … Booted a game-winning field goal to lift Northview past Enterprise as a junior … Finished his junior season 11-for-13 on field goals with a 40-yard punt average … Also played soccer for the Cougars … Tabbed as the nation’s 16th-ranked kicker by 247Sports … Rated as a three-star prospect and top 50 kicker nationally by ESPN

Personal: Full name is Jackson Drake Martin … Son of Lori and Neal Martin … Has two sisters, Margaret and Miley … Born Oct. 10, 2000, in Gainesville, Ga.

Javon Solomon (6-2, 229, DE, Tallahassee, Fla. | Godby HS)

High School: Helped lead Godby High School to a combined 21-3 record and a pair of Florida 5A Playoff appearances as a junior and senior … Earned All-Big Bend honors after recording 73 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three blocked kicks as a senior … Earned team MVP honors … As a junior, earned second team All-Big Bend honors with 23 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and six sacks … Also wrestled for the Cougars

Personal: Full name is Javon Pyree Solomon … Son of Maronica Flagler … Born Jan. 17, 2001, in Tallahassee, Fla. … Has one brother, Rajay Solomon, and one sister, Mariah Vincent

Reddy Steward (5-11, 171, CB, Decatur, Ala. | Austin HS)

High School: Earned back-to-back Alabama Sports Writers Association First Team All-State honors at Austin High School … Represented Alabama in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Game … Recorded 36 tackles and three interceptions as a senior to go along with 276 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on just 49 carries … Recorded 75 tackles and an interception as a junior helping lead Austin to the Alabama 7A quarterfinals … As a sophomore, led Austin to the semifinals of the Alabama 7A Playoffs and finished with 80 tackles, 10 pass break ups and an interception … Rated by 247Sports as a top 65 cornerback in the country and top 26 player in the state of Alabama … Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Also played basketball for the Black Bears

Personal: Full name is Reddrick Stefon Steward … Son of Gina and Rodrick Steward … Born May 4, 2001, in Sheffield, Ala. … Has two brothers, Roderick and Rorrick

Jaden Warren (6-4, 191, WR, Oneonta, Ala. | Oneota HS)

High School: Finished his career at Oneonta High School with 136 catches for 1,989 yards and 24 touchdowns … Added 324 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 12 interceptions and three fumble recoveries on the defensive side of the football … Rated as a three-star prospect and a top 60 athlete nationally by ESPN … 247Sports tabbed him as a three-star prospect and one of the top 60 players in the state of Alabama … Three-time all-area selection in basketball … Alabama 4A state champion in high jump as a junior … Played football since kindergarten

Personal: Full name is Jaden Chase Warren … Son of Misalent Kent and Percy Warren, Jr. … Born in Brookwood, Ala. … Has two brothers, the late Brennan Kent and Trenton Allred

Early Signing Class

Desmond Barkley (6-3, 330, DT, Stockbridge, Ga. | Strockbridge HS)

High School: Breakout senior season at Stockbridge High School with 52 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks … Forced a pair of fumbles and recovered one … Helped lead Stockbridge to a 12-2 record as a senior; team lost by one-point to in the semifinals to the eventual Georgia AAAAA state champs (Bainbridge) … Recorded 16 tackles in 10 games as a junior

Personal: Full name is Desmond Barkley … Son of Pamela and Frederick Barkley … Born Oct. 26, 1999

Kannon Biggs (6-5, 280, OL, Athens, Ala. | Athens HS)

High School: Earned all-state honorable mention honors following his junior season at Athens High School where he was credited with 20 pancake blocks … Helped lead the Golden Eagles to a pair of playoff appearances … Named first team all-county and second team All-Huntsville … Two-time most valuable linemen on Athens High School and two-time team captain

Personal: Full name is Kannon Biggs … Born June 12, 2000, in Huntsville, Ala. … Son of Cheryl and Chuck Biggs … Has one brother, Kasey, and two sisters, Kari and Kyra

Tyler Burnsed (6-4, 290, OL, Glen St. Mary, Fla. | Baker County HS)

High School: Earned honorable mention all-state honors at Baker County High School … Helped lead the Wildcats to the Florida 5A State Championship Game for the first time in school history in 2017 as a junior … Earned city player of the week honors … Helped lead Baker County to a trio of district titles … Wildcats posted a combined 32-8 record in his four seasons … Won a state championship in weightlifting

Personal: Full name is Tyler Burnsed … Son of Christy and Shannon Burnsed … Has one brother, Hunter, and a sister, Mallory … Born Oct. 10, 2000, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jaylen Childs (6-5, 285, OL, Anniston, Ala. | Saks HS)

High School: Earned all-county honors his junior season at Saks High School … Helped lead the Wildcats to a trio of playoff appearances his final three seasons including a semifinal berth as a junior … Saks posted a combined 23-3 record his final two seasons including a perfect 10-0 regular season as a junior … Named team captain … Rated as a three-star recruit, a top-50 player in the state of Alabama and top 100 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports … ESPN rates him as the 87th best player at his position nationally and as a top-55 player in the state with a three-star rating … Also plays baseball for the Wildcats

Personal: Full name is Jaylen Childs … Son of Brandi and Jason Childs … Has one brother, Daniel … Born Aug. 11, 2001

Donovan Curry (5-11, 165, WR, Mt. Airy, Ga. | Habersham Central HS)

High School: Two-time all-region selection at Habersham Central High School … Caught 62 passes for 1,018 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior season and added 409 return yards … Finished his career with 1,829 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns … Earned a trio of Farm Bureau Player of the Week honors … Played in the 2018 Border Bowl … Ranks second in school history behind Tavarres King (UGA & NFL) in single-season touchdowns and receiving yards and career receiving yards … Averaged 16.5 yards per catch as a senior and 22.1 yards per catch as a junior … Added 47 tackles and an interception defensively as a junior plus more than 400 return yards … Also lettered in basketball and track for the Raiders; all-region honors in both sports … School record holder in the 100m dash … Began his high school career at Stephen County High School

Personal: Full name is Donovan Xavier Curry … Son of Felicia and Sebatian Curry … Born April 30, 2001, in Cornelia, Ga. … Has one brother, A.J., who played football at Western Carolina, and one sister, Johari

Jacob Free (6-5, 215, QB, Brantley, Ala. | NW Mississippi CC)

Northwest Mississippi CC: Threw for 2,036 yards and 14 touchdowns with just four interceptions as a redshirt freshman at Northwest Mississippi Community College … Threw multiple touchdown passes in four different games, including four in the season finale against Jones … Earned second team All-MACJC honors … Threw for a season high 384 yards plus three touchdowns in the opener against East Central … Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports

 Vanderbilt: Redshirted during the 2017 season

High School: Finished with 7,367 career passing yards to go along with 95 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions … Originally signed with Vanderbilt … Three-time all-state selection – as a first team quarterback his senior season, a first team athlete his junior season and second team punter as a sophomore … Three-time all-county … Guided Brantley High School to a combined 35-9 record over four seasons … As a senior, threw for 2,748 yards and 35 touchdowns … Rated as the No. 22 pro-style quarterback in the country by 247Sports and No. 20 quarterback by Rivals … Named the Alabama 1A Player of the Year and Hitter of the Year his senior season in baseball

Personal: Full name is Jacob Free … Son of Ginger Nicholas and Randall Free … Has four sisters, Gracie, Savannah, Anna Claire and Evie … Born Nov. 16, 1998, in Montgomery, Ala.

Ahdarrious Gee (6-1, 205, LB, Cordele, Ga. | Crisp County HS)

High School: Recorded 83 tackles, two tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a senior at Crisp County High School … Rated a three-star recruit and the 37th-best inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports … Rated a three-star recruit and the 39th-best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals … Rated a three-star recruit and the 25th-best inside linebacker in the country by ESPN … Finished his career with 364 career tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and 12 pass break ups … As a sophomore, named the Region 1-3A Defensive Player of the Year and to the Georgia AAA All-State First Team after he recorded 208 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, a sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven pass break ups; tackle total led the state of Georgia

Khalil McClain (6-4, 225, Fairburn, Ga. | Hutchinson CC)

Hutchinson CC: Caught 27 passes for 452 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore at Hutchinson Community College … Caught touchdown passes in the first five games of the season … Season-best six catches for 110 yards and a score at Butler … Also rushed for 314 yards and four touchdowns … Averaged 33 yards on one punt return and 19.3 yards on three kickoff returns … Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and as the No. 5 JUCO wide receiver in the country

Tulane: Played in two games during the 2017 season as a reserve quarterback

High School: Threw for 1,720 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 1,272 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior at Creekside High School … Named conference player of the year … Originally signed with Tulane and rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals

Personal: Full name is Khalil McClain … Son of Kim and Tim McClain … Has one brother, Tim, and one sister, Shomarica … Born March 19, 1999, in Valdosta, Ga.

Christian Murphy (6-0, 175, CB, Gulf Breeze, Fla. | Gulf Breeze HS)

High School: Earned Pensacola News Journal Second Team All-Area honors following his senior season at Gulf Breeze High School … Recorded three interceptions which he returned for 120 yards and one interception … Finished his senior season with 47 tackles and one tackle for loss … Scored three total touchdowns as a senior … Averaged 21.8 yards on kickoff returns and 23.7 yards on punt returns … Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports … As a junior at Pensacola Catholic, rushed for 506 yards on just 35 carries with six touchdowns and scored three defensive touchdowns … Added 61 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries … Also competed in baseball and track

Personal: Full name is Christian Murphy … Son of Sydney and Eddie Murphy … Has one brother, Donovan … Mom played basketball at West Florida … Born Dec. 7, 2000, in Pensacola, Fla.

Dell Pettus (5-11, 185, DB, Harvest, Ala. | Sparkman HS)

High School: Finished his career at Sparkman High School with 10 interceptions, 132 tackles, two forced fumbles and 17 tackles for loss … Named team captain for the Senators … Versatile player who also recorded more than 300 career return yards … Helped lead Sparkman to a 7-4 record as a junior and the school’s first trip to the playoffs since 2006 … Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports; one of the top 50 players in the state of Alabama by 247Sports … Also lettered in track and baseball

Personal: Full name is Dell Pettus … Born June 2, 2001, in Huntsville, Ala. … Son of Tamara and Glenn Pettus … Has one brother, Micah, and one sister, Makayla … Father played football at Alabama A&M and mother played basketball at Alabama A&M

Koby Perry (6-1, 170, S, Covington, Ga. | Dodge City CC)

Dodge City CC: Led Dodge City CC with 81 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore … Intercepted a pass, broke up two passes, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles … Finished his freshman season with 67 tackles, seven tackles for loss, a pass break up, a fumble recovery and three blocked punts … Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports

High School: Recorded 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss, a pair of interceptions, eight pass break ups and 305 all-purpose yards as a senior at Alcovy High School … Earned first team all-region and all-conference honors following his senior season … Also lettered in basketball and track for the Tigers

Personal: Full name is Koby Lamar Perry … Son of Atavia Perry … Has three brothers, Kentrail, Landes and Kelsie, and one sister, Kaylen

DeVon Reaves (6-4, 230, DE, Conyers, Ga. | Salem HS)

High School: Earned first team all-region honors his senior season after he recorded seven sacks, 41 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and 83 tackles at Salem High School … Helped the Seminoles to a pair of Georgia AAAA playoff appearances … As a junior, recorded 51 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and three sacks to earn second team all-region honors … Rated as a three-star recruit as one of the top 85 weakside defensive ends in the country by 247Sports … Also played basketball and baseball for the Seminoles

Personal: Full name is DeVon Reaves … Son of Belinda and Marcus Reaves … Born Feb. 18, 2001, in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Has one brother, DeMarcus

Tre’ Ross (6-4, 220, TE, Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Hillcrest HS)

High School: Caught 46 passes for 662 yards as a junior at Hillcrest High School … Finished his junior season averaging 14.4 yards per catch … Rated among the top 90 players in the state of Alabama by 247Sports … Nominee for the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … Two-time team captain and helped lead the Patriots to a pair of region titles … Hillcrest finished 10-4 and advanced to the Alabama 6A semifinals his junior season … Also played basketball

Personal: Full name is Ernest Ross III … Son of Alicia and Ernest Ross … Born Aug. 28, 2001, in Fort Benning, Ga. … Has one brother, Andreas

Ricky Samuel (6-3, 300, DT, Brewton, Ala. | T.R. Miller HS)

High School: Recorded 90 tackles, 72 solo, with 18 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as a senior at T.R. Miller High School … Also started on the offensive line … Earned second team all-state honors as a sophomore at W.S. Neal High School … Named a three-star recruit by 247Sports; one of the top 100 defensive tackles in the country and top 55 players in the state of Alabama … Rated as a three-star recruit and top 60 player in the state by Rivals … Three-star by ESPN and top 100 defensive tackle in the country

Personal: Full name is Rickey Samuel … Son of Ricky and Karisky Samuel … Has one brother, Christopher, and three sisters, Dinah, Karen and Brianna … Born Dec. 10, 1999

Gavin Screws (6-1, 210, QB, Jacksonville, Fla. | Baldwin HS)

High School: Three-time all-state selection at Baldwin High School … Finished career with 7,831 passing yards, 83 touchdowns and 474 completions … 12th most career passing yards in Florida high school history … Threw for 2,562 yards and 27 touchdowns with just six interceptions as a senior … Rushed for 688 yards and 10 touchdowns with a pair of 100-yard games in his career … Helped lead the Indians to a pair of playoff appearances … Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … Rated as one of the top 60 quarterbacks in the country by ESPN … Also played basketball and baseball for the Indians

Personal: Full name is Gavin Screws … Born Sept. 9, 2000, in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Stacy and Chris Screws … Has one brother, Sage, and two sisters, Addison and Aleaha

Reggie Todd (6-5, 200, WR, Mobile, Ala. | Hinds CC)

Hinds CC: Caught 20 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in his lone season at Hinds Community College … Led the Eagles averaging 16.2 yards per catch … Averaged 25.7 yards on three kickoff returns

Mississippi State: Redshirted his true freshman since in 2016 … Played in all 13 games and started five as a redshirt-freshman in 2017 … Caught 14 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown … Averaged 11.4 yards per catch … Caught three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown at Arkansas … Returned 15 kickoffs for 278 yards

High School: Two-sport all-state selection at Blount High School … Caught 45 passes for 1,308 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior; averaged 34 yards per reception … Earned first team all-state honors in football as a senior and played in the AHSAA All-Star Game … Helped lead the Leopards to the second round of the Alabama 6A Playoffs as a senior … Four-star receiver and three-star basketball player per 247Sports … Runner Up for Alabama Mr. Basketball after averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds

Personal: Full name is Reginald Leon Todd … Born Jan. 7, 1997, in Mobile, Ala. … Son of Jacqueline Todd and Joe Smith … Has three brothers, Jace, Terry and Terrance, and one sister, Jalexia

Jamontez Woods (5-11, 215, RB, Gadsden, Ala. | Gadsden City HS)

High School: Finished his senior season at Gadsden City High School with 879 yards and 10 touchdowns on 192 carries … Rushed for 849 yards and eight touchdowns on 169 carries as a junior … Also caught six passes for 93 yards and a touchdown … Rated as one of the top 100 running backs in the country, top 60 players in the state and as a three-star recruit by 247Sports … Also played basketball for the Titans

Personal: Full name is Jamontez Dwan’e Woods … Son of Latonya Daniels and Kelvin Woods … Born Nov. 19, 1999, in Gasden, Ala. … Has two brothers, Jamontavius (plays football at West Alabama) and Dominick (plays football at Miles), and two sisters, Somolia and Deja

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