Two Big Additions
Josh Keiles gets ready to block
6-3 295 lbs. OG Josh Keiles is coming to Columbia.
Keiles comes from Lakewood HS in the Long Beach, CA area. He will be the first Lakewood alum to play football for the Lions.
Joining Keiles is another offensive lineman, this time 6-4, 275 lbs. center Ryan Thomas from Buchholz HS in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Thomas was a 1st Team All-Area selection in the Gainesville Sun and was recruited by several schools including South Carolina and Georgia Tech.
He seems like he could be the real, real deal.
Thomas is the first documented Buchholz player to join the Lions.
That brings our unofficial list of probable committed recruits and newcomers to 16, (about half of what the incoming number should be by the time we know for sure in May).
Colton Bishop DB 5-10 180 lbs. Chaparral HS Scottsdale, AZ
John Brady LB 6-2 220 lbs. Lakota East HS (Liberty Township, OH)
Tom Callahan OT 6-6 280 lbs. Lyons Township HS LaGrange Park, IL
Wells Childress* DE 6-4 263 lbs. Kinkaid HS Houston, TX
Sean Coffinger LB 6-4 215 lbs. Desert Vista HS Phoenix, AZ
Ryan Flannery WR 6-3 185 lbs. North Attleborough HS North Attleborough, MA
Percee Goings QB 6-1 180 lbs. Friendship Collegiate HS Washington, DC
Josh Keiles 6-3 OL 295 lbs. Lakewood HS Lakewood, CA
Joe Kopp OL 6-4 260 lbs. Arundel HS Gambrills, MD
Hunter Little DL 6-4 225 lbs. The Webb School Knoxville, TN
Ijeoma Odigwe DL 6-2 220 lbs. Chandler HS Chandler, AZ
Ray Pesanello LB 6-2 215 lbs. Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ
Kal Prince QB 6-4 198 lbs. Owenboro HS Owensboro, KY
Vinny Pugliese LB 6-1 210 lbs. Walsh Jesuit HS Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Malcolm Thaxton CB 6-0 190 lbs. Fuquay-Varina HS Fuquay-Varina, NC
Ryan Thomas OL 6-4 275 lbs. Buchholz HS
*=Transfer from Texas A&M