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LAKELAND, Fla.—Southeastern University head football coach Keith Barefield announced the 2019 signing class for the program, which includes 19 true freshmen and 10 transfers.

Of the 19 freshmen, 11 are on the defensive side of the ball.

“We wanted to make sure we addressed the needs we know we have with the loss of our seniors, mainly on defense where we lose three seniors on the defensive line,” said Barefield. “We acquired the depth and talent we need to address some concerns.”

Sixteen signees are from Florida with the remaining three from Alabama.

“Overall, our strategy when we go in is to make ourselves better and recruit talent that we think is better than what we have,” said Barefield.

The 10 transfers are on campus and will begin spring practice with the Fire on February 16th.

“We brought in some guys that have a lot of maturity and a lot of experience, said Barefield. “This spring you’ll see a marked increase in talent across the board.”

The Fire are coming off a 7-3 season and a fourth consecutive conference championship.

Notes:

Bethune Cookman transfer Marquavis Myers is the younger brother of former SEU cornerback Mark Myers.

Loobert Denlus’ Defensive Coordinator Sam Dollar and Defensive Backs Coach Steve Edwards played for Barefield at Evangel University.

Tez Watts’ high school coach, Tim Sanders was a college roommate of Barefield’s at Troy.

Faulkner transfer Jacob McCrary had nine catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns against SEU in 2017.

Warner transfer Eugene Witherspoon made four catches for 63 yards with a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter of the triple overtime game at Victory Field in 2016.

Name                                    Pos.       Hometown/High School

Noah Crews                         OL          Baldwin, Fla./ Baldwin HS

Loobert Denlus                   DL          Naples, Fla./ Naples HS

Cade Coleman                     LB          Tampa, Fla./Wharton HS

Jordan Ellis                           LB          Jacksonville, Fla./ Bishop Kenny

Tristen Gaskins                   LB          Haines City, Fla./ All Saints Academy

P.J. Gonzalez                       LB          Orlando, Fla./ University HS

Wendell Harris                    WR        Foley, Ala./Foley HS

Gabe Keith                           OL          Crawford, Fla./Wakulla HS

Nathan Leslie                       LB          Ocala, Fla./ Vanguard HS

Cameron Lockridge            DB         Tampa, Fla./Robinson HS

Ricky Luecke                        OL          St. Petersburg, Fla./Northeast HS

Debel Massolas                  OL          Lehigh Acres, Fla./ Lehigh HS

Ashton Mincey                    LB          Plant City, Fla./ Plant City

Julian Perez                          OL          Orlando, Fla./ Faith Christian Academy

Charjyan Pickens                 WR        Fairhope, Ala./Fairhope

Jacob Reeves                       LB          Jacksonville, Fla./ Christ Church Academy

Alexander St. Germain      OL          Lakeland, Fla./ Kathleen HS

Trenton Surloff                   DL          Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central HS

Tez Watts                             LB          Roanoke, Ala./ Birmingham Prep

January Enrollees

Name                                    Pos.       Hometown/Previous School

Daeqwan Bailey                  DL          Raleigh, N.C./Pasadena Community College

Connor Curry                       QB         Shreveport, La./Palomar Community College

Jacob McCrary                    WR        Goulds, Fla./Faulkner University

Cecil Murphy                       DB         Andrews, S.C./Gavilan College

Marquavis Myers               RB          Orlando, Fla./Bethune Cookman

Scotty Pali                            OL          Panama City, Fla./Keiser University

Anthony Pintaro                 QB         Leeds, Ala./ Faulkner University

Isaiah Priester                     DB         Sarasota, Fla./Shasta Junior College

Nick Spicer                           OL          Estero, Fla./ University of Mount Union

Eugene Witherspoon         WR        Miami, Fla./ Warner Unviersity