Chris Brannick, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
EDMOND – The University of Central Oklahoma head football coach Nick Bobeck announced Wednesday that 25 high school football players have signed national letters of intent to play for the Bronchos next fall.
“National signing day is always exciting because it breathes new life and brings excitement about the future,” Bobeck said. “The process to get to this point is tough. It is tough on the student athletes and parents as well as our coaches and their families. The building of relationships takes a great deal of team work and effort by everybody involved. We are very thankful for the trust earned from our signees, their families and coaches.
“This high school signing class is one of the best groups we have signed in my time at UCO,” Bobeck said. “Recruiting is about creating competition within the program. We believe that we were able to do that at every position. Twenty four of twenty-five signees are from Oklahoma high school football programs. This is in addition to the 10 mid-year signees that are already on campus. Through both the mid-year and spring signing period we were able to address our needs and bring in student athletes that fit our program academically, athletically, and socially. They will do a great job representing the University of Central Oklahoma on and off the field.”
Bobeck added praise to his coaching staff, as well Central Oklahoma administrators that assist in the process of national signing day.
“I am very proud of our coaching staff for the work they have put in over the last couple of months and in most cases the last year,” Bobeck said. “They have worked tirelessly to build meaningful relationships with these young men and their families that will continue when they step on campus.
“We have had a great deal of help throughout this process from several offices on campus. The experience prospective student-athletes have on our campus is very important and it could not be done without a great team effort coordinated by Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Crystal Bailey, and recruiting coordinator Jesse Ornelas.”
Bobeck added a special thank you to the following individuals for assisting us in signing this class:
Jeremy Rogers – Director of Athletic Compliance
Reggie Jordan – Director of Athletic Academic Support Services
Laura Donner – Assistant Registrar, Athletics Academic Eligibility
Melissa Paul – Assistant Registrar, Athletic Aid & Student Success
Austin Taylor – Graduate Assistant, Graphics
Grant Spencer – Student Assistant, Video
Here is the complete 2020 signing class:
JD Geneva, QB (6-2, 205)
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa Union)
Bobeck says: JD is a big kid with a lot of tools. We were able to coach him in camp and watch him play this past fall. He can make all the throws from the pocket and on the run. He also shows the ability to change arm angles and be accurate in tough situations.
Jayce Gardner, RB (6-0, 210)
Moore, Okla. (Moore High)
Bobeck says: Jayce is a rugged back that plays the game north and south. He has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He will bring physicality and toughness to the room.
Carson Ladd, HB (6-3, 230)
Fort Gibson, Okla. (Fort Gibson)
Bobeck says: Carson is an athletic H-Back that can play in the passing game and run game. He is versatile enough to play attached or split wide. He will add great diversity to the room.
Coty Scott, TE (6-6, 240)
Ringling, Okla. (Ringling)
Bobeck says: Coty is a big kid from a small school. He is very raw but athletic. We are excited about his potential and his natural ability with the ball in his hands. He will develop into a dominant blocker.
Jayden Garner, WR (6-0, 170)
Skiatook, Okla. (Skiatook)
Bobeck says: Jayden is an athletic kid that can really run. He has outstanding hands and can take the top off the secondary. He brings position versatility to the room as he can play either of the outside receiver positions.
Jai’Vion Dangerfield, WR (5-8, 155)
Duncan, Okla. (Duncan)
Bobeck says: Jai’Vion is a versatile player that can really run. He has the ability to stretch the field vertically and horizontally. He also excels in the return game.
Jordan Overson, OL (6-5, 255)
Owasso, Okla. (Lincoln Christian)
Bobeck says: Jordan is a long raw kid that has his best football in front of him. He is athletic and plays with good bend. Jordan will blossom with some time in the weight room and has the ability to be a special player.
Cooper McCoy, OL (6-4, 295)
Durant, Okla. (Durant)
Bobeck says: Cooper is a big kid that can play multiple positions. He will project to a guard or center for us. He is highly intelligent and plays the game with an edge. He will be a great addition to our offensive line room.
Hunter Largent, DL (6-1, 310)
Noble, Okla. (Noble)
Bobeck says: We loved this kid in camp. He won every rep he took in camp. He is exceptionally strong and plays with violence. He does a nice job shedding blocks and making plays behind the line of scrimmage.
Mason Givens, DL (6-3, 310)
Broken Arrow, Okla. (Tulsa Union)
Bobeck says: Mason is a massive kid that recreates the line of scrimmage. He is extremely athletic for his size with the ability to play either interior position.
Kyren Williams, DL (6-3, 265)
Del City, Okla. (Del City)
Bobeck says: Kyren is a raw player with a high ceiling. He has exceptional length for an interior lineman. He will add pass rush and position versatility to the room.
Vakameilalo Tuifua, DL (6-3, 316)
Shady Point, Okla. (Poteau)
Bobeck says: Vaka is a big athletic interior lineman that can really move. He does a great job of recreating the line of scrimmage and making plays in the backfield. He is just beginning to scratch the surface of who he can be.
Montrell Cozart, DL (6-0, 260)
Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelly)
Bobeck says: Montrell is a twitchy kid that creates penetration. He will add athleticism and pass rush to our defensive line room. I’m excited about his potential and ceiling.
Zane Adams, DL (6-2, 260)
Haskell, Okla. (Haskell)
Bobeck says: Zane is extremely athletic and even played some running back. He shows natural bend and plays extremely hard. He is also a very good basketball player.
Jaden Mullin, LB (5-11, 205)
Oklahoma City, Okla. (Millwood)
Bobeck says: Jaden is an explosive player that can really close on the ball. He will fit well in our defense as a run and hit player. His athleticism helps him make plays all over the field.
Elijah Wright, LB (5-11, 225)
Vian, Okla. (Vian)
Bobeck says: Elijah is a natural leader that will have a great impact on our team. He is athletic and makes a ton of plays on both sides of the ball. He is a highly productive player that will bring great energy to our defense.
Reise Collier, LB (6-2, 220)
Midwest City, Okla. (Carl Albert)
Bobeck says: Reise is a versatile player who has the ability to play in the box or on the line of scrimmage. He is another kid that will add leadership and physicality to the room.
James Stevenson, LB (6-3, 205)
Edmond, Okla. (Edmond Santa Fe)
Bobeck says: James is an extremely long linebacker that can run. This was his first year to play linebacker but made a bunch of plays and will continue to get better. He did a great job in camp this summer and we’re excited about his future.
Rhazjon Green, DB (6-1, 185)
Tulsa, Okla. (Thomas Edison)
Bobeck says: Rhazjon is a long defender with natural movement skills. I believe his best football is still in front of him. He brings offensive skills to the defensive side of the ball.
Johnathan Mosley, DB (6-1, 195)
Spencer, Okla. (Carl Albert)
Bobeck says: A big safety prospect that plays physical at the line of scrimmage. He made plays on both sides of the ball for one of the best teams in the state. Johnathan is an exceptional that was extremely productive.
Thomas Ivy, DB (5-10, 195)
Tulsa, Okla. (Thomas Edison)
Bobeck says: One of the most explosive athletes in the state. Thomas could play multiple positions in the secondary. He is explosive out of breaks and scores with the ball in his hands.
Kyshon Murray Jr, ATH (5-9, 160)
Del City, Okla. (Del City)
Bobeck says: Another super athletic player that could play either side of the ball. He can really run and makes plays all over the field. Kyshon is a high character kid that will be a great leader.
Tavius McDonald, DB (5-10, 155)
Sulphur, Okla. (Sulphur)
Bobeck says: Tavius was a highly productive player on both sides of the ball for Sulphur. He will play defensive back for the Bronchos. He is super quick with great ball skills.
Torrin Walker, DB (6-1, 175)
Tulsa, Okla. (Thomas Edison)
Bobeck says: Torrin is a long defensive back with ball skills. He gets hands on receivers and disrupts routes well. He will only get better with added strength and weight.
Nicky Quevedo, K (6-3, 210)
Lakeside, Texas (Azle)
Bobeck says: We are excited about getting Nicky. He is a big kicker with a strong leg and has shown exceptional accuracy. He will be a huge asset to our special teams unit.
Tony Rayburn, LB (6-0, 200)
Edmond, Okla. (NEO)
Bobeck says: Tony is a run and hit player that is already enrolled and working through winter conditioning. We love his athleticism and physical style of play.
Mike Pope, DL (6-0, 250)
Del City, Okla. (Independence)
Bobeck says: Local defensive lineman with 3 years remaining coming home. Mike is a talented kid that will add physicality and pass rush to the room. He is enrolled and going through the spring.
Issac Beverly, WR (6-2, 200)
Del City, Okla. (Independence)
Bobeck says: Another local product with 3 years to play coming home. Issac is a big wide out that can stretch the field and makes plays with the ball in his hands. He is enrolled and going through the spring.
Sesi Salt, DL (6-0, 300)
Salt Lake City, Utah (Texas A&M-Kingsville)
Bobeck says: Experienced defensive lineman that should come in and contribute immediately. Sesi is a strong kid with unique flexibility. He is enrolled and going through the spring.
Andrew Kelow, HB (6-4, 250)
Kansas City, Mo. (Highland)
Bobeck says: Another talented midyear transfer that will go through spring drills. Andrew is a versatile player that can make plays in the passing and run game.
John Smith, CB (6-1, 185)
Muskogee, Okla. (Howard)
Bobeck says: John is another Oklahoma kid that is coming home. He has 3 years of eligibility remaining and is currently on campus. He can really run and does a great job of disrupting routes at the line of scrimmage.
DaMarius Farmer, DB (5-9, 185)
Hoover, Ala. (Coffeyville)
Bobeck says: DaMarius is a versatile athlete that can play multiple positions. He was highly productive both against the run and pass. He is enrolled and going through the spring.
Gene Hopkins, DL (6-2, 265)
Elgin, Texas (Texas-El Paso)
Bobeck says: Versatile defensive lineman that can play inside or outside. He has pass rush ability and natural strength. He is enrolled and going through spring drills.
Renell Guerrier, DB (5-11, 205)
Auburndale, Fla. (Fort Scott)
Bobeck says: Talented kid with a diverse skill set. Has played multiple positions in college but projects to safety. He is enrolled and going through spring drills.
Rasheed Marshall, CB (6-3, 205)
Griffin, Ga. (Independence)
Bobeck says: Extremely long corner with a high ceiling. Rasheed is fluid for his size and is a great addition to our secondary. He is enrolled and going through spring drills.