LAKELAND, Fla.—Southeastern University head football coach Keith Barefield has announced the addition of 19 student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to join the Fire football team in the fall of 2018.

The class of true freshmen has 14 players on offense, and three on defense. Thirteen played high school football in the State of Florida. Additionally, the Fire added two NCAA Division I graduate transfers that will play on defense.

“With the loss of twenty seniors from last season’s squad, we had plenty of holes to fill,” said Barefield. “this group of signees gives us a start at plugging those gaps We still have work to do, but this class has plenty of ability to give us the spark we will need this fall.”

In addition, the Fire have added 11 players that joined the team at the start of the spring semester. Three of those will have four years of eligibility, and five will have three years remaining.

The Fire made their second consecutive NAIA Football Championship Series appearance in 2017, and won their third conference title in four seasons.

Letters of Intent (Fall 2018)

Name                                Pos.                     High School

Tyrese Albritton                 DB                        Pensacola HS (Pensacola, Fla.)

D’Terryon Anderson        WR                      St. Petersburg HS (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Jordan Beal                      OL                        Seffner Christian (Seffner, Fla.)

Bryan Bell                         RB                        Fairhope HS (Fairhope, Ala.)

Deshawn Brown              RB                        St. Petersburg HS (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Jarious Bush                     OL                        Blount HS (Prichard, Ala.)

Scott Carman                   OL                        Columbia HS (Lake City, Fla.)

Marquis Coleman           OL                        Pensacola HS (Pensacola, Fla.)

LaDarrius Harris              ATH                     Pensacola HS (Pensacola, Fla.)

Iyan Hinkle                       TE/WR                Goshen HS (Goshen, Ala.)

Ray Hunt                           OL                        Blount HS (Prichard, Ala.)

Cooper Jones                   QB                       El Toro HS (Lake Forest, Calif.)

Austin Lett                        OL                        Clearwater Central Catholic (Clearwater, Fla.)

Gabe Meadows               WR                      Trinity Christian (Dublin, Ga.)

Gavin Pate                        LB                         Vanguard HS (Ocala, Fla.)

Eriq Porter                        OL                        Palmetto HS (Palmetto, Fla.)

Kenny Whitehead           DB                        Neace HS (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Graduate Transfers

Name                                Pos.                     Previous School

Ernest Gardner                DB                        University of Oklahoma

Dreshod Moore               DB                        University of Tennessee

January 2018 Enrollees

Name                                Pos.       Cl.          Previous School

Patrick Brooks                 RB          R-Fr.      University of Southern Mississippi

Jay Cummings                  QB         So.         Itasca Community College

Amone Gragg                   DB         Jr.          University of Wyoming

Khyrel Harvey                  DB         R-Fr.      Tusculum College

Trint Jenkins                     OL          Jr.          California University (Pa.)

Drew Koch                        K            So.         Lewisburg Junior College

Ryder Litten                      QB         So.         Jacksonville University

Ralph Odom                     DB         Fr.          Southlake HS (Groveland, Fla.)

Adam Pearl                       QB         Jr.          Mount St. Joseph’s

Isaiah Thompson            LB          So.         Prairie View A&M

Tristian Upton                 RB          So.         Colorado State-Pueblo