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FB: VCSU Inks 40 Student-Athletes to Letters of Intent

Apr. 19, 2012 1:07 PM | Author: Casey Olney | Updated: Apr. 19th, 2012 1:10 PM
Valley City State University Inks 40 Student-Athletes to Letters of Intent


Valley City, North Dakota – Valley City State University head football coach Dennis McCulloch today announced the addition of 40 student-athletes to the Vikings' roster for the 2012 season. This is the second group of 2012 VCSU Football signees which includes 4 from North Dakota, 13 from Texas, 9 from Florida , 4 from California, 3 from Arizona, 2 from New Mexico, and 1 each from Alaska, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and South Dakota.

"We are very excited about the new additions to the VCSU football program,' said McCulloch of the group. 'The quality and quantity of this group is a direct reflection of the hard work our coaching staff has put into finding top notch student athletes. We have added players at every position on both sides of the ball, which will add depth and create more competition within our team, which is good for the program. In addition, we have signed several players who we look to come in and compete for immediate playing time.'

North Dakota (4)
Anthony Frison – 6'2'- 305 – Offensive Line - Fessenden Bowdon High - Fessenden, ND
Son of Cindy and Dave Frison

Danny Hangaard– 6'3" - 250 – Tight End – Hankinson High - Hankinson, ND
Honors: All-Region, 2nd Team All State
Son of Bonnie and Glenn Hangaard

Jed Hansen - 6'- 165 – Kicker – Northern Cass High - Fargo, ND
Son of Darci Claude

Jordan Morrissey – 6'1" - 190 – Linebacker – Ellendale High - Ellendale, ND
Honors: SE Conference and Region Team 2011
Son of Leslie and Brad Morrissey

Minnesota (1)
Jake McElroy – 6'4" - 225 – Defensive Line – Lakeville North High – Elko, MN.
Team Achievements: Section Champions, Conference Champions
Son of Jill and Dave McElroy

Alaska (1)
Jerrico Turner - 6' - 170 – Defensive Back – West Valley High - Fairbanks, AK
Son of Africa Beaty


Arizona (3)
Chris Handgis – 6'- 215 – Fullback – Mountain Pointe High – Phoenix, AZ
Honors: Team Captain, 3-year varsity player
Awards: Lion Award by coaches for hard work and leadership. Voted Hardest Hitter on team 2 years in a row.
Son of Greta and Mark Handgis

Vinny Marin – 5'11" - 175 – Quarterback – Thunderbird High – Phoenix, AZ
Honors: 2nd Team Section 3 Quarterback, 2011 Quarterfinals, 2010 State Champions
Son of Patricia and Carlos Marin

Jawuan Pugh – 5'10'' - 170 – Defensive Back – Thunderbird High – Surprise, AZ
Son of Ellen and Jeff Pugh

California (4)
Anthony Chiabotti – 5'11'- 200 – Linebacker – St. Patrick St. Vincent High – Benicia, CA
Honors: Defensive Captain-2 years, Defensive MVP-2 years, Most Inspirational Player-Sr. Year
Awards: All League
Son of Tracy and Steve Chiabotti

Elijah Frazier – 5'9'- 185 – Running Back – Centennial High – Bakersfield, CA
Son of Ayanna Holmes and Gary Frazier

James Gaynor Jr. – 5'7'- 180 – RB/WR – Monteray Peninsula College – Fort Washington, MD
Son of Denise and James Gaynor Sr.

Marcelluz Smith – 6' - 182 – Wide Receiver – Imperial High – Brawley, CA
Honors: First Team Imperial Valley Press offense and defense
Awards: Most Outstanding Senior award. All Southeastern Conference
Son of Rosie and Carlton Smith

Florida (9)
Michael Glen – 6'2' - 240– Offensive Line – Varela High – Miami, FL
Son of Silvana Suarez and Henry Glen

Avery Lock – 6'4' - 220– Offensive Line – Plantation High –Sunrise, FL
Son of Rudden and Frederick Dowdell

NaQuan McNeill – 5'7' - 165– Running Back – Key West High – Key West, FL
Honors: Player of the Year
Awards: Most Valuable Back
Son of Desriee McNeill

Thomas Rau – 6'0' - 256– Offensive Line – Flanagan High – Miramar, FL
Son of Mariya and Stephan Rau

Sean Rau – 6'1' - 260– Offensive Line – Flanagan High – Miramar, FL
Son of Mariya and Stephan Rau

Juan Reyes – 6'0' - 193– Defensive Back – Ronald Reagan Doral High – Doral, FL
Son of Sandra Davila and Carlos Reyes

Brian Sanon – 5'9' - 190– Running Back – Flanagan High – Pembroke Pines, FL

Omar Semanat – 6'3' - 285– Offensive Line – Coral Gables High – Miami, FL
Son of Keyla Leon

Keegan Stevens – 6'4' - 230– Tight End – Cocoa High – Rockledge, FL
Son of Claudia Hubb and Ronald Stevens

Hawaii (1)
Richard Kaui – 5'10' - 205– Linebacker – Kapaa High – Kapaa, HI
Son of Bonnie and Scott Kaui

Indiana(1)
Durrel Hembree – 6'1' - 195– Linebacker – Bloomington North High – Bloomington, IN
Son of Donia Stout

New Mexico (2)
Brandon Castaneda – 6'3'- 255 – Offensive Line – Gadsden High – Anthony, NM
Awards: 2nd Team All District
Son of Linda Bizzoco and John Castaneda

Christian Haack – 6'0' 170 – Wide Receiver – Franklin High – Anthony, NM
Son of Roberta and Stephen

South Dakota (1)
Troy Greiner – 6'0'- 215 – Linebacker – Wilmot High – Wilmot, SD
Son of Tammy and Rob Greiner

Texas (13)
Angel Aguilera – 5'7'- 155 – Kicker – James Madison High – Houston, TX
Honors: All-Academic, Brave Heart, Special Team MVP
Awards: 1st Team All District
Son of Ruth Ramirez and Enrique Aguilera

Jamarcus Burks – 5'11'- 190 – Running Back – James Madison High – Houston, TX
Awards: 2nd Team All District
Son of Utrella Gascey

Jeremiah Eaton – 6'1'- 175 – Wide Receiver – James Madison High – Houston, TX
Son of Lelia and Dennis Eaton

DeJuan Hudson – 5'8'- 160 – Running Back – BF Terry High – Richmond, TX
Honors: 2nd Team All District, All Area
Son of Sharon and DeJuan Hudson

Kendrick Jones – 6'0'- 180 – Wide Receiver – Northbrook High – Houston, TX
Honors: 1st Team All District
Son of Mary Jones and Alvin Harrison

Brandon Layne – 5'11'- 185 – Quarterback –Franklin High – El Paso, TX
Son of Sylvia and Gary Layne

Rickey McCoy II – 6'0'- 290 – Offensive Line – James Madison High – Houston, TX
Son of Wanda and Rickey McCoy

DJ Molden – 6'2'- 190 – Tight End – Eastwood High – El Paso, TX
Honors: All-District
Son of Dana and David Molden

Charles Phillips – 5'10'- 290 – Offensive Line – James Madison High – Houston, TX
Awards: MVP Offensive Line
Son of Debra and Charles Phillips

Carey Sessions – 5'10'- 185 – Defensive Back – Northbrook High – Houston, TX
Honors: 1st Team All District
Son of Bonita Aubrey and John Sessions Sr.

Jailin Singleton – 5'7'- 180 – Defensive Back –Westbury High – Houston, TX
Son of Joyce Banks and Curtis Singleton


Joshua Tovar – 6'5'- 185 – Wide Receiver – Cathedral High – El Paso, TX
Honors: El Paso Football Showcase All-star West Team member and Ed Fifer Leadership Award recipient
Awards: MaxPreps Cathedral H.S. Player of the Week
Son of Nancy and Aaron Tovar

Matthew Vera – 6'2'- 290 – Offensive Lineman – McCollum High – San Antonio, TX
Honors: All District
Son of Ofelia and Arnoldo Vera















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