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Liberty Coach Turner Gill on His Signing Class

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To see what Liberty coach Turner Gill had to say about his 2013 signing please click on the video player.

From Liberty athletics:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Dylan Brucki OL 6-5 295 Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring HS
Spencer Cook DL 6-1 260 Houston, Texas/Sharpstown HS
Avery Easton OL 6-2 275 Gainesville, Ga./North Hall HS
Justin Fritts WR 6-2 195 Charlotte, N.C./Vance HS
Ja'Ron Greene DL 6-2 295 Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS
Justin Guillory CB 6-0 170 Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS
Lucas Holder OL 6-5 270 Hillsville, Va./Carroll County HS
Tyrin Holloway CB 6-0 180 Humble, Texas/Atascocita HS
Leo Hunt, Jr. DL 6-0 285 Jacksonville, Fla./Eagles View Academy
Jesse Karnezis DL 6-2 260 Candler, N.C./Asheville HS
Todd Macon RB 5-10 210 St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy
Stephon Masha QB 6-1 195 Austell, Ga./South Cobb HS
Nick Newman ATH 6-4 210 Gainesville, Va./Battlefield HS
Zac Parker WR 5-10 175 Reston, Va./South Lakes HS
Gary Sampson S 5-11 190 Miami, Fla./Dade Christian HS
Blanchard Sanwouo OL 6-6 260 Orlando, Fla./Orlando Christian HS
Wesley Scott CB 5-11 185 Lorton, Va./Hayfield Seconardy HS
John Nick Setterlind ATH 6-3 230 Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds HS
Josh Smith RB 5-6 175 Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Timberview HS
Kris Wilson OL 6-4 310 Richmond, Va./Varina HS
Marc Wilson DL 6-3 245 Houston, Texas/Lamar HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dylan Brucki (OL, 6-5, 295, Roanoke, Va., Cave Spring HS)
Signed as of 7:16 a.m.
Will graduate from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va. … three-year letterwinner … as a junior and senior, he earned All-River Ridge District first-team honors, All-Region IV accolades and was named to the Roanoke Times All-Timesland team … as a junior, he earned Virginia Preps all-state underclassmen honors … as a senior, he was named to the VHSCA and Virginia Preps all-state offensive line team … Roanoke Times Top 100 recruit … team captain … Knights of Steel member … Leadership Council member … Beta Club member … Academic Team member … recipient of the Lamp of Knowledge award … Academic Honor Roll … member of the tennis team as a freshman and track & field program as a junior and senior … volunteer worker at the Elm Park Estates, working regularly with up to 100 senior citizens … son of Richard and Laurie Brucki … wants to pursue an engineering degree.

Spencer Cook (DL, 6-1, 260, Houston, Texas, Sharpstown HS)
Signed as of 8:55 a.m.
Will graduate from Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas … two-year letterwinner … two-time first-team all-state defensive lineman at nose guard … second-team all-academics as a junior … also competed in track & field, specializing in the shot put … son of Lillian Cook.

Avery Easton (OL, 6-2, 275, Gainesville, Ga., North Hall HS)
Signed as of 7:43 a.m.
Will graduate from North Hall High School in Hall, Ga. … three-year varsity letterwinner … started seven games as a sophomore at offensive tackle … 8AAA all-region honoree as a junior … 7AAA all-region selection as a senior … Gainesville Times All-Area honoree as a senior … four-time offensive lineman of the week during his senior season … AAA AP all-state … AAA AJC all-state … lettered in track & field (discus) as a junior … son of Mike and Pam Easton … father, Mike, was a 1989 letterwinner at Ole Miss.

Justin Fritts (WR, 6-2, 195, Charlotte, N.C., Vance HS)
Signed as of 8:59 a.m.
Will graduate from Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C., where he played his senior year of football … played as a freshman, sophomore and junior at Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C. … helped lead Asheville to three-straight conference titles … finished his sophomore season with 16 receptions for 375 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 31 tackles and two tackles for a loss … earned all-conference, All-WNC and N.C. Preps all-state honorable mention accolades as a junior … finished his junior season with 17 receptions for 675 yards and eight touchdowns … on the defensive side of the ball, he recorded 53 tackles as a junior, to go along with eight tackles for loss and two interceptions … was an all-conference and N.C. Preps all-state honorable mention selection as a senior … finished his lone season at Vance with 22 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns … added 41 tackles, four tackles for a loss and an interception as a senior … also competed in track & field during his high school career … son of Tiffany Fritts and the nephew of Seneca Fritts … is interested in a communications degree at Liberty … would like to pursue a job as a sports broadcaster after graduation.

Ja'Ron Greene (DL, 6-2, 295, Beaumont, Texas, West Brook HS)
Signed as of 8:26 a.m.
Will graduate from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas … three-year letterwinner … finished his sophomore season with 17 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups … sat out his junior season after suffering an ankle injury … returned his senior year to earn all-district honors, finishing the year with 31 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups … also competed in track & field with a specialization in the shot put … son of Shean and Tia Roy.

Justin Guillory (CB, 6-0, 170, Beaumont, Texas, West Brook HS)
Signed as of 8:26 a.m.
Will graduate from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas … two-year varsity letterwinner … finished his junior year with 23 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception … earned second-team all-district honors as a senior … team captain as a senior, finishing the year with 35 solo tackles, four pass breakups, three interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown … also varsity letterwinner in track & field … grandson of Jessie Guillory … intends to major in business at Liberty.

Lucas Holder (OL, 6-5, 270, Hillsville, Va., Carroll County HS)
Signed as of 7:12 a.m.
Will graduate from Carroll County High School in Hillsville, Va. … four-year letterwinner … as a junior and senior, he was named to the All-Southwest District team … during his senior season, he was named to the All-Region IV first team, Roanoke Times All-Timesland team and the VHSCA Group AA Division 4 second-team all-state team … participated in the National Underclassman Combine All-American game … versatile athlete who also competed in basketball and baseball … three-year letterwinner in basketball … member of the National Honor Society … son of Rick and Susan Holder … intends to major in pre-law … would like to pursue a career as a lawyer after graduation.

Tyrin Holloway (CB, 6-1, 175, Humble, Texas, Atascocita HS)
Signed as of 10:01 a.m.
Will graduate from Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas … three-year letterwinner … helped lead Atascocita to a conference title as a sophomore … was named the MVP of the Thanksgiving Day Game as a sophomore … earned 5A second-team all-district honors as a senior, finishing the year with 67 tackles, two touchdowns, three interceptions and six forced fumbles … also plays basketball for Atascocita … comes from an athletic family with his uncle, Emmett Merchant (Georgia Tech), and his cousin, Emmett Merchant, Jr. (Navy), having played collegiate football … son of Eric and LaKesha Holloway … intends to major in criminal justice at Liberty … wants to pursue a career in the FBI after graduation.

Leo Hunt, Jr. (DL, 6-0, 285, Jacksonville, Fla., Eagles View Academy)
Signed as of 7:54 a.m.
Will graduate from Eagles View Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. … two-year letterwinner at left tackle and on the defensive line … named team MVP as a junior, while winning the strongest man award at the N.V.C. combine … also named to the Florida All-Elite team as a junior … all-state honorable mention as a senior … also was a competitive weightlifter in high school.

Jesse Karnezis (OL, 6-2, 260, Candler, N.C., Asheville HS)
Signed as of 7:09 a.m.
Will graduate from Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C. … four-year letterwinner … recorded more than 100 tackles as a junior and senior with 14 sacks … he finished his freshman season with 18 tackles and two sacks … missed most of his sophomore season with a knee injury … earned All-MAC, ALL-WNC and all-state honors as a junior and season … also named all-state in weightlifting … two-time Iron Man award winner … finished his junior season with 51 tackles and seven sacks … had 53 tackles as a senior to go along with seven sacks … earned Most Outstanding Lineman honors as a senior … N.C. Top 100 player … school record holder in the power clean (335 pounds) … also participated in baseball and basketball … member of the National Honor Society … son of Angelo and Teresa Karnezis … intends to pursue a degree in physical therapy … would like to own his own physical therapy business after graduation.

Todd Macon (RB, 5-10, 210, St. Petersburg, Fla., Admiral Farragut Academy)
Signed as of 10:25 a.m.
Will graduate from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Fla. … four-year letterwinner … finished his career rushing for more than 3,800 yards and 29 touchdowns … named Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention all-state as a freshman and sophomore … finished his freshman year rushing for 562 yards and nine touchdowns … as a sophomore, he rushed for 678 yards and eight touchdowns … second-team all-state honoree as a junior and senior … finished his junior year rushing for 1,145 yards and 12 touchdowns … earned BCP (Tampa Bay Area) first-team honors as a senior, finishing the year with 1,498 rushing yards on 124 carries … also played baseball ... pre-med major … would like to pursue a career as a chiropractor after graduation.

Stephon Masha (QB, 6-1, 195, Austell, Ga., South Cobb HS)
Signed as of 8:08 a.m.
Will graduate from South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga. … four-year letterwinner … three-year varsity starter … four-time winner of South Cobb's MVP honors … two-time Cobb County Player of the Week as a sophomore … finished his sophomore season throwing for 1,781 yards and 10 touchdowns … helped lead South Cobb to its first playoff win in six seasons as a junior … second-team all-county honoree and team MVP as a junior … threw for 2,221 yards as a junior with 25 passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns … during his senior season, he was named Player of the Week three times, first-team all-county and to the County Senior Bowl roster … as a senior, he threw for 2,001 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 13 rushing touchdowns … son of Prince and Sophia Masha.

Nick Newman (ATH, 6-4, 210, Gainesville, Va., Battlefield HS)
Signed as of 8:17 a.m.
Will graduate from Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va. … four-year letterwinner … started at defensive end his sophomore year and helped lead Battlefield to a AAA state championship in 2010 … started on both sides of the playing field his junior and senior seasons (wide receiver and linebacker) … as a junior, he earned first-team all-district and first-team all-region honors as a linebacker and second-team all-district as a wide receiver … as a senior, he was named the District Defensive Player of the Year … earned first-team all-district, first-team all-region and first-team all-state honors at linebacker … first-team all-district and first-team all-region honoree as a receiver … was inducted into the Fairfax County Hall of Fame … son of Sam and Kim Newman … his father, Sam, played football at Shippensburg University.

Zac Parker (WR, 5-10, 175, Reston, Va., South Lakes HS)
Signed as of 7:50 a.m.
Will graduate from South Lakes High School in Reston, Va. … three-year letterwinner … finished his freshman season with 617 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions … as a sophomore, he recorded 22 tackles and three interceptions, while tallying 236 kickoff return yards and 205 punt return yards … during his junior season, he finished with 17 tackles, two interceptions, 267 kickoff return yards and 188 punt return yards … as a senior, he was named all-state and all-region first team (WR), all-state and all-region second team (DB) and an all-district honoree as both a wide receiver and defensive back … finished his senior season with 800 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns, 300 rushing yards and 1,500 all-purpose yards … also competed in basketball and track & field … son of Al Parker and Katrina Smith.

Gary Sampson (S, 5-11, 190, Miami, Fla., Dade Christian HS)
Signed as of 9:05 a.m.
Will graduate from Dade Christian School in Miami, Fla. … four-year letterwinner … three-time All-Dade honoree … finished his high school career with 204 tackles, 13 interceptions, eight tackles for a loss and three sacks … as a high school freshman, he finished the year with 61 tackles, two interceptions and eight tackles for a loss … earned honorable mention All-Dade honors as a freshman … third-team All-Dade as a sophomore, recording 59 tackles, four interceptions and three sacks … second-team All-Dade as a junior, recording 47 tackles and four interceptions … also finished his junior year with 13 receptions for 305 yards … first-team All-Dade honoree as a senior, finishing the year with 37 tackles and three interceptions … also earned second-team all-state honors as a senior … played both strong safety and quarterback as a senior, finishing his final year at Dade Christian 70-of-129 for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns and 114 carries for 1,093 yards and nine touchdowns … four-year basketball varsity letterwinner … qualified for the state track & field championships in the long jump and triple jump … son of Gary and Carol Sampson.

Blanchard Sanwouo (OL, 6-6, 260, Orlando, Fla., Orlando Christian HS)
Signed as of 9:27 a.m.
Will graduate from Orlando Christian Prep School in Orlando, Fla. … started playing football in 2011 when Orlando Christian Prep started sponsoring a football program … two-time first-team all-district honoree … named to the All Class Central Florida All-Star game for his senior year … participated in the Orange County Senior Bowl as a senior … also competes in track and volleyball … son of Takedo Denise.

Wesley Scott (CB, 5-11, 185, Lorton, Va., Hayfield Secondary HS)
Signed as of 7:34 a.m.
Will graduate from Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Va. … four-year letterwinner … finished his freshman year at Hayfield with 20 tackles, two interceptions, three tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles … as a sophomore, he recorded 14 tackles, three tackles for a loss and scored a touchdown … earned second-team all-district honors as a junior, finishing the year with 64 tackles, three interceptions, 10 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles and three touchdowns … as a senior, he was a Virginia Preps Top 100 and Roanoke Times Top 100 recruit … first-team all-district (DB) and second-team all-district (WR and PR) … all-region defensive back as a senior, finishing the year with 57 tackles, five interceptions, four tackles for a loss, 11 forced fumbles, four touchdowns and a sack … member of the track & field team … academic honor roll student … son of Junior and Hope Gardepe Scott … would like to major in international relations at Liberty … wants to pursue a career in federal law enforcement.

John Nick Setterlind (ATH, 6-3, 230, Asheville, N.C., A.C. Reynolds HS)
Signed as of 7:35 a.m.
Will graduate from A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. … two-year letterwinner … named to the All-MAC team as a junior and senior … finished his junior year with 56 tackles … All-WNC linebacker as a senior, finishing the year with 140 tackles, including 107 solo stops and 12 tackles for a loss … also added three interceptions and two blocked kicks as a senior … four-year letterwinner in baseball … earned All-MAC honors in baseball as a junior … son of Carl B. and Michelle Setterlind.

Josh Smith (RB, 5-6, 175, Mansfield, Texas, Mansfield Timberview HS)
Signed as of 11:01 a.m.
Will graduate from Mansfield Timberview High School in Mansfield, Texas … two-year letterwinner … rushed for over 2,800 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior and senior … two-time first-team all-district honoree … Most Exciting Player of the Year as a junior … finished his junior year with 1,758 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns and 258 carries … helped Mansfield Timberview to the best record in program history at 12-3 … finished his senior season with 1,058 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and 165 carries … son of Megan Smith.

Kris Wilson (OL, 6-4, 310, Richmond, Va., Varina HS)
Signed as of 9:03 a.m.
Will graduate from Varina High School in Richmond, Va. … three-year letterwinner … three-time All-Capital member honoree, earning honorable mention listings as a sophomore, second-team accolades as a junior and first-team honors as a senior … finished his junior year allowing just one sack to go along with 24 pancake blocks and grading out above 92 percent … as a senior, he also earned All-Central Regional first-team honors, All-Metro first-team accolades and an all-state honorable mention listing … finished his senior season with allowing a sack, while adding 39 pancake blocks and grading out above 97 percent … helped Varina post 2,000 team rushing yards as a senior … son of Mark and Karen Wilson.

Marc Wilson (DL, 6-3, 245, Houston, Texas/Lamar HS)
Signed as of 1:19 p.m.
Will graduate from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas … two-time letterwinner … two-time first-team all-district honoree (junior and senior seasons) … second-team all-region selection as a senior … son of Marc and Donnia Wilson.

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