HAYS – Wednesday, February 2, 2022 is National Signing Day as Fort Hays State head football coach Chris Brown and the Tiger football coaching staff announce signings for the 2022 season. The next Tiger Football recruiting class will be sending in their National Letters of Intent (NLI) throughout the day.
Keep an eye on this page for updates on the latest signees. Student-athletes will be added to the list below once their NLI’s have been received.
Information on each player will be available below as the day progresses.
Updated at 11:30 a.m. on 2/2/2022
Emanuel Aguilar, K, 5-11, 170, Dodge City, Kan. / Dodge City HS
Notes: All-state and all-league selection as a kicker…Selected to participate in Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Ryan Allen, WR, 5-9, 165, Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Lutheran HS
Notes: All-conference selection and named to all-state academic first team…Voted team’s best skill player…Had 35 receptions for 601 yards as a senior.
Ty Battle, RB, 6-0, 195, Orlando, Fla. / Edgewater HS
Notes: As a senior, recorded 130 carries for 1,019 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tre Carter, CB, 6-0, 180, Tulsa, Okla. / Holland Hall HS
Notes: As a senior recorded 27 tackles, 9 passes defended and 1 blocked kick on defense, while adding 17 catches for 213 yards and seven touchdowns on offense.
Sebastian De La Espriella, 6-4, 295, Bushland, Texas / Bushland HS
Notes: All-district selection as both an offensive lineman and defensive lineman…State qualifier in track and field.
Kayson Dietz, DL, 6-1, 285, Salina, Kan. / Salina South HS
Notes: All-state first team selection…Two-time all-league and all-county selection…Selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl…Recorded 56 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
Vincent Dubose, LB, 6-0, 215, West Palm Beach, Fla. / Palm Beach Gardens HS
Notes: Two-time all-county first team selection on defense…Earned his team’s Defensive Player of the Year…Among the Top 65 players in Palm Beach County according to ESPN…Produced 96 tackles, 11 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles.
DJ Feaster, RB, 5-10, 175, Shreveport, La. / Waskom (Texas) HS
Notes: All-state first team running back…Earned district MVP honors…Recorded 1,300 rushing yards on 67 carries and added 200 receiving yards as a senior.
Caleb Heavner, QB, 6-2, 215, Denison, Texas / Denison HS
Notes: Two-time all-district selection…Leading passer in school history…Nominee for Texasland Player of the Year…Earned team’s MVP award…Received Elite 11 and Under Armour All-America Regional Invites…Threw for 4,234 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards with 53 total touchdowns in his prep career.
Mick Huber, LB, 6-0, 195, Gretna, Neb. / Gretna HS
Notes: All-Super State First Team selection and all-state first team selection by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2021…All-metro and all-state first team selection by the Omaha World Herald…All-metro first team and team captain honors from the Metro Football Coaches Association…Also earned all-state and all-conference honors as a junior…All-conference performer in baseball…Earned numerous state academic honors as well.
Jason Jeune, DB, 6-2, 180, North Miami, Fla. / North Miami HS
Notes: Named team’s MVP and named to Miami-Dade County Top 100 senior list…Recorded 60 tackles with 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 10 passes defended.
Justin Jeune, DB, 6-2, 180, North Miami, Fla. / North Miami HS
Notes: Recorded 59 tackles with 6 interceptions and 11 pass breakups…Played in local all-star game…Named team’s most improved player.
Brandon Kerr, OL, 6-1, 265, Wichita, Kan. / Maize HS
Notes: Received all-state selections from the Topeka Capita Journal, Wichita Eagle, KSHSAA, and Sports in Kansas…All-Vype selection for classes 4A-6A…All-league first team selection…Selected to the Kansas Shrine Bowl…Member of state runner-up team in Class 5A.
Gunner Kerr, LB, 6-0, 200, Tuttle, Okla. / Tuttle HS
Notes: Earned a Little All-City selection at linebacker and was the district Linebacker of the Year as a senior…Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year…Member of one state championship team…Three-time academic all-state selection…Had 280 career tackles with 14 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 28 tackles for loss.
Mo Kivalu, DL, 5-11, 250, Orem, Utah / Orem HS
Jaxon Kolzow, DB, 5-11, 175, Salina, Kan. / Salina Central HS
Notes: All-state first team selection as a defensive back during senior year from KFBCA and KSHSAA…Two-time all-league selection…Also earned all-league honors as a punter…Two-time all-county selection…Selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl…Also earned all-league honors in baseball…Recorded 12 interceptions and 97 tackles during his career.
Carson Little, DE, 6-2, 230, Denver City, Texas / Denver City HS
Notes: All-state selection in New Mexico and all-district selection in Texas.
Eduardo Lopez, OL, 6-4, 310, Wellsville, Kan. / Wellsville HS
Notes: All-state and all-district selection as an offensive lineman…All-league selection…Recorded 49 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 1 fumble recovery.
Peter Lubin, OL, 6-3, 270, West Palm Beach, Fla. / West Palm Beach HS
Notes: Recorded 35 pancake blocks and five tackles.
Angel Luna, OL, 6-3, 275, Salina, Kan. / Salina Central HS
Notes: All-state and all-league first team selection…Earned all-county honors…Served as team captain.
Peyton Luna, WR, 6-4, 195, Kaufman, Texas / Kaufman HS
Notes: Graduated with math, science, and fine arts endorsements.
Jacob Mattice, OL, 6-4, 305, Thatcher, Ariz. / Thatcher HS
Notes: All-region and all-conference selection…Served as team captain.
Keyan Miller, RB, 5-7, 185, Aurora, Kan. / Concordia HS
Notes: All-state honors at running back…Four-time all-league selection…Two time all-state performer in wrestling…Had 3,352 rushing yards and 498 receiving yards in his prep career.
Roy Moroni, RB, 5-10, 190, Hays, Kan. / Hays HS
Notes: All-league first team selection…Had 1,300 rushing yards with 19 touchdowns and 250 receiving yards with two touchdowns.
Kaleb Pillow, DB, 6-1, 180, Lubbock, Texas / Coronado HS
Notes: Three-time all-city selection…Two-time all-district selection…All-district honors a safety…Finalist for Texas Whataburger Super Team.
Michael Polley, DB, 6-1, 180, Wichita, Kan. / Bishop Carroll HS
Notes: All-state and all-league selection…Recorded 70 tackles and 2 interceptions during his senior season.
Jermaine Roney, WR, 6-1, 200, Kilgore, Texas / Kilgore HS
Notes: Three-time all-district receiver…All-state second team selection…Blue/Grey All-America nominee…Among the top four receivers in Class 4A Division 1 in Texas…As a senior produced 46 receptions for 802 yards and 12 touchdowns…Also had three blocked kicks.
Gavin Rose, WR, 5-11, 160, Elbert, Colo. / Elbert HS
Notes: All-state and all-conference selection as a senior…All-conference selection in baseball…Helped team to league championships three straight years…Recorded over 1,300 receiving yards and over 1,500 all-purpose yards…Had 62 tackles and 4 interceptions on defense.
Silko Price, DB, 6-2, 185, West Palm Beach, Fla. / Palm Beach Lakes HS
Notes: All-county first team selection…Named team’s Defensive MVP…Recorded 46 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 interceptions as a senior.
Josh Shaw, OL, 6-2, 270, Fairfield, Neb. / Sandy Creek HS
Notes: Two-time all-state first team selection in Nebraska Class C2…Named area 11-man player of the year…Four-time all-county and two-time all-area selection…Four-time all-district selection…Selected to Nebraska Shrine Bowl…Had 200 career tackles with 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Ted Skalsky, LB, 6-2, 215, Olpe, Kan. / Olpe HS
Notes: Named the Kansas Class 1A Defensive Player of the Year in both 2020 and 2021…All-state first team selection…Named to Kansas Top 11 team…Selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl…Recorded 395 tackles in his prep career along with 41 tackles for loss…Recorded 102 tackles as a senior.
Parrish Terry, DE, 6-6, 240, Tuttle, Okla. / Tuttle HS
Notes: Named Class 4A-2 Defensive End of the Year…Named to Oklahoma All-State First Team…Recorded 71 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks.
Keiyon Turner, DB, 6-1, 180, Mesa, Ariz. / Desert Ridge HS
Notes: All-state and two-time all-conference selection as a defensive back…Had 48 tackles and 4 interceptions with 17 pass breakups as a senior…Named team’s outstanding defensive back.
Isiah Tyson, DE, 6-2, 240, Parsons, Kan. / Parsons HS
Notes: All-state first team selection at defensive end as a senior by the KFBCA and Sports in Kansas…Named a Sports in Kansas Top 100 senior…Honorable mention all-state selection by Wichita Eagle and KSHSAA…First-team all-district selection.
Bo Van Bruggen, DL, 6-2, 200, Buhler, Kan. / Buhler HS
Notes: Two-time all-state first team selection as a defensive end…Named All-VYPE First Team two straight years…Three-time all-league selection at both defensive end and tight end…Owns his high school’s career sack record with 21…Had 253 total tackles during his prep career.
Jakolbi Wilson, DL, 6-3, 335, Chicago, Ill. / Leo Catholic HS
Notes: Two-time division MVP honors…Two-time first team all-Catholic school selection…Honorable mention all-state selection.
Dawson Brown II, WR, 5-9, 160, Kennesaw, Ga. / University of Alabama at Birmingham
Notes: Did not appear in any games for UAB in 2021…In 2019 at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, had 27 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns…Redshirted the 2018 season at Western Carolina University…Played his prep career at Harrison High School, where he had 54 receptions, over 1,500 all-purpose yards, and reached double figures in touchdowns scored…He also served as a team captain.
Marcellus Crutchfield, WR, 6-0, 195, Tampa, Fla. / University of Oklahoma
Notes: Spent two years at Oklahoma and saw action in one game during the 2020 season…Played his prep career at Tampa Catholic High School, where he caught 61 passes for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns.
Blake Davis, DB, 6-0, 170, Chino, Calif. / Citrus College
Notes: Utilized as both a wide receiver and defensive back as a freshman in 2021 at Citrus, finishing with 9 receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown on offense and 14 tackles and two interceptions returned for a total of 123 yards…Also compiled 62 yards on kick returns…Played his prep career at Diamond Ranch High School, where he earned all-league first team honors at both defensive back and wide receiver and earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Trey DeGarmo, LB, 6-1, 205, Andover, Kan., Cowley College
Notes: First team all-state and all-metro selection as a senior at Andover Central High School…AVCTL Defensive MVP…Selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl…Currently in his second season playing baseball at Cowley College…Plans to play both football and baseball at FHSU.
Daniel Howard, DB, 6-3, 195, Oklahoma City, Okla. / Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Notes: All-America Second Team and all-conference first team selection at NEO…Recorded 93 tackles in two seasons with two interceptions…Played his prep career at Millwood High School where he was a member of two state championship teams and played in the all-state game…As a senior, produced over 2,500 yards with 34 touchdowns as a quarterback and 53 tackles with six interceptions as a safety.
Ja’Quan Tillis, RB, 6-0, 200, Harker Heights, Texas / Trinity Valley CC
Notes: Utilized as a wide receiver during sophomore year of 2021 at Trinity Valley and finished with 11 catches for 68 yards, while having one kick return for 21 yards…Was the team’s top running back as a redshirt-freshman in 2019, carrying the ball 86 times for 499 yards and one touchdown…Played prep career at Harker Heights High School, where he was a three-time all-league selection.
Makel Williams, LB, 6-0, 210, Bryan, Texas / Blinn College
Notes: Recorded 77 tackles, 4 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and two pass breakups as a sophomore in 2021 at Blinn…Played his prep career at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, where he was an all-state and all-district first team selection and named the team’s MVP as a senior…Recorded 155 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 6 sacks, and 3 interceptions for A&M Consolidated…Academic all-district selection.