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February 6, 2013

Football Announces 22-Member Signing Class

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football added 22 student-athletes to its roster, including five who enrolled in January 2013 and will participate in spring football, head coach Tommy Tuberville announced Wednesday, the beginning of the NCAA initial signing period for football.

"Our coaches did an outstanding job of catching up," Tuberville said. "We are bringing guys in who can help the team win. I don't want to give offers and scholarships out just to give them out. We have immediate needs at starters and backups so there is no better way than doing that than bringing in some junior college players. The players we have signed will be able to help the team in the near future and we are looking forward to getting started this spring."

One need Tuberville and his staff were able to address was speed.

"I feel good about the qualities for the players we signed," Tubervile said. "Speed is one of the main ingredients of the class. We felt it was something that needed to improve as a whole. I don't look at size as much as much speed and quickness of the players."

DB Darren Doston (Daytona Beach, Fla./Seabreeze/College of the Sequoias), DB Zach Edwards (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown), ATH Javon Harrison (Dayton, Ohio/Huber Hts. Wayne), DL Jerrell Jordan (Alta Vista, Va./Alta Vista/Copiah-Lincoln CC) and OL Kyle Williamson (Madiera, Ohio/Madiera) made up the early enrollees.

Edwards, Harrison and Williamson have freshman eligibility while Doston and Jordan enter with junior eligibility and two seasons to play.

The class is comprised of five defensive backs, three tight ends, four defensive linemen, three athletes, two offensive linemen, two running backs, a pair of wide receivers and a quarterback. Seven junior-college players dot the ranks along with 15 high school student-athletes.

Five are Ohio natives with four, Edwards, OL Ben Flick (Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton), LB Rasheen Jones (Cincinnati, Ohio/Northwest) and Williamson coming from the greater Cincinnati area.

TE Travis Johnson (Tampa, Fla./Jesuit) is the No. 162 player in the ESPN 300 and he is listed as the nation's sixth-best tight end and the No. 33 player in the State of Florida.

RB Rodriguez Moore was ranked as the No. 1 junior college running back by 247Sports.com and RB Hosey Williams (Miami, Fla./Southridge/ASA College) was an NJCAA First-Team All-American in 2012. Totaling their individual statistics, the pair combined to rush for 3,687 yards and score 36 touchdowns at the junior college level.

QB Brent Stockstill (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel), a left hander, threw for 2,690 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 653 yards and 10 scores as a senior. His father Rick is the head coach at Middle Tennessee State University and a former All-American QB at Florida State.

DL Terrell Hartsfield (Wake Forest, N.C./Rolesville/Copiah-Lincoln CC) a four-star recruit, was a teammate of Jordan at Copiah-Lincoln CC. The duo combined for 105 tackles and 12.5 sacks as freshmen. They were part of a Wolfpack team that won their first MACJC State Championship since 1985 this past season.

Tshumbi Johnson (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee) totaled 6,468 yards passing for 57 touchdowns and 2,111 yards rushing for 41 TDs as a prep. Immokalee was the 2012 Class 5A State Runner-up, Region 3 Champions and District 5A-12 Champions with Johnson earned Associated Press Honorable Mention Class 5A All-State honors.

The Bearcats are scheduled to begin spring ball on March 5, 2013 with the 15-practice session closing out on April 13.

Fans interested in purchasing 2013 football season tickets can visit CATSTIX.com or call 1-877-CATS-TIX to make deposits. Please note this is for new season ticket accounts only. Existing season ticket renewals for 2012 customers will go out in February.



Darren Doston * DB 6-2 195 Jr.-JC Daytona Beach, Fla./Seabreeze/College of the Sequoias Robert Dougherty

Zach Edwards * DB 5-11 175 Fr.-HS Middletown, Ohio/Middletown Troy Everhart

Javon Harrison * ATH 6-1 190 Fr.-HS Dayton, Ohio/Huber Hts. Wayne Jay Minton

Jerrell Jordan * DL 6-3 245 Jr.-JC Alta Vista, Va./Alta Vista/Copiah-Lincoln CC Glenn Davis

Kyle Williamson * OL 6-5 265 Fr.-HS Madiera, Ohio/Madiera Mike Shafer

*-Enrolled at UC in January 2013 and will participate in spring football.



Mark Barr WR 6-1 171 Fr.-HS Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas Rocco Casullo

Aaron Brown DB 5-11 180 Fr.-HS Miami, Fla./Northwestern Stephen Field

Chris Burton TE 6-3 245 Fr.-HS Danville, Va./George Washington Dan Newell

Tyler Cogswell TE/ATH 6-4 225 Fr.-HS Plantation, Fla./American Heritage Jeff Dellenbach

Korey Cunningham DE/TE 6-5 225 Fr.-HS Montevallo, Ala./Montevallo Andrew Zow

Ben Flick OL 6-6 260 Fr.-HS Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton Bob Jacoby

Terrell Hartsfield DL 6-3 245 Jr.-JC Wake Forest, N.C./Rolesville/Copiah-Lincoln CC Glenn Davis

Johnny Holton WR 6-3 190 Jr.-JC Miami, Fla./Coral Gables/College of Dupage Gary Thomas

Travis Johnson TE 6-4 225 Fr.-HS Tampa, Fla./Jesuit Matt Thompson

Tshumbi Johnson ATH 5-11 180 Fr.-HS Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee Jerrod Ackley

Rasheen Jones LB 6-3 220 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Northwest Chad Murphy

Rodriguez Moore RB 5-10 185 Jr.-JC Bastrop, La./Bastrop/East Mississippi CC Buddy Stephens

Brent Stockstill QB 6-0 190 Fr.-HS Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel Greg Wyant

Mike Tyson DB 6-2 190 Fr.-HS Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor/Hargrave Military Academy Troy Davis

Howard Wilder DB 5-11 180 Jr.-JC Sea Pleasant, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/Pierce College Efrain Martinez

Hosey Williams RB 5-11 205 Jr.-JC Miami, Fla./Southridge/ASA College Dennis Orlando

Mark Wilson DL 6-3 215 Fr.-HS Hampton, Va./Phoebus Jeremy Blunt

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