Tulane completes early football signing class with 18 signees

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NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane University football team completed its early signing class on Friday. The Green Wave inked 18 student-athletes that will continue their respective academic and athletic careers for the start of 2019 season.

Tulane’s early signing class features student-athletes from nine different states. Fourteen of the Green Wave’s 18 signees earned three-star ratings from national recruiting sites across the country.

Wide receiver Tyrek Presley was the first signee to send in his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at 6:01 a.m. (CT). The final signee of the early signing class came in at 6:38 p.m. (CT) on Friday as offensive lineman Caleb Thomas sent in his NLI.

Tulane will have the opportunity to sign additional student-athletes on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

Position Breakdown

Cornerback – 2
Defensive Line – 1
Joker – 1
Linebacker – 2
Offensive Line – 4
Running Back – 1
Safety – 3
Tight End – 2
Wide Receiver – 2

Player Bios

Nick Anderson | LB | 5-11 | 235 | Vicksburg, Miss. | Jones County JC/Vicksburg HS

Prior to Tulane: Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports.com and the No. 41 player in the state of Mississippi out of high school…Spent last season at Jones County Junior College playing for the Bobcats…Earned NJCAA All-America honors…Led Jones with 74 tackles on the season including 58 solo and 16 assisted…His 58 solo tackles ranked 11 in the country and his 74 total tackles was 43rd in the country…Averaged 6.2 tackles per game…Had two sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss during the year…Forced one fumble…Helped Jones to the MACJC championship game and a Mississippi Bowl win over Eastern Arizona.

Ton’Quez Ball | S | 5-10 | 190 | Knoxville, Tenn. | South Doyle HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned a three-star rating from 247Sports.com and a two-star rating from Rivals.com…Ranked 47th in the state of Tennessee on 247Sports.com…Led South Doyle to a 5-1 record in the 5A Region 2 District, going 7-4 overall in his senior season with the Cherokees…Led his team to a Class 5A quarterfinals appearance during his junior year, earning a spot on the All-Prep Xtra Second Team as South Doyle’s leading receiver in 2017.

Armoni Dixon | Joker | 6-3 | 220 | Wilmette, Ill. | Loyola Academy

Prior to Tulane: Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and the No. 40 player in Illinois…Also received interest from Cincinnati and Navy…Helped Loyola Academy to a victory in the Class 8A Illinois state championship game over Brother Rice in 2018 where his defense held Brother Rice to just 3 points…His team allowed just 33 points per game in five playoff games including two shutouts…Helped Loyola Academy to a state runner-up finish in 2017 and 2016.

Jackson Fort | OL | 6-4 | 285 | The Woodlands, Texas | The Woodlands College Park HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned a three-star rating from 247Sports.com…Earned First Team All-District honors in his senior year and Second Team All-Conference honors in his junior year at The Woodlands College Park…Led his team to a 4-4 record in 6A Region II District 15, earning an overall 6-4 record in his senior year.

Kiland Harrison | CB | 6-1 | 170 | Madison, Miss. | St. Joseph Catholic HS

Prior to Tulane: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, who also has him as the No. 50 player in the state of Mississippi…Played wide receiver and cornerback in high school…Took St. Joseph to the second round of the 2018 Mississippi Class 2A state playoffs…Also reached the first round of the state playoffs in 2017 and the second round in 2016…Runs a 4.32-second 40-yard dash…Won the “Fastest Man in NOLA” race at the Tulane/LSU joint camp in May…Has a vertical of 36.5 inches.

Sincere Haynesworth | OL | 6-2 | 305 | Pearland, Texas | Pearland HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned three-star ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Finished his senior year at Pearland with a 7-0 record in 6A Region III District play, going 10-1 overall to earn a spot in the playoffs…Led his team to the second rounds of the Texas State Championship in 2016 and 2015.

Eric Hicks Jr. | DL | 6-3 | 265 | Savannah, Ga. | Benedictine Military School

Prior to Tulane: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, who ranks him as the No. 101 defensive tackle in the country…Also had offers from UConn, Rutgers and UCF, among others…Named a First Team All-Region Defensive Player…Took Benedictine to the AAA state quarterfinals in 2018…Won the Class AA state championship as a sophomore.

Jha’Quan Jackson | WR | 5-10 | 175 | Boutte, La. | Hahnville HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned three-star ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Ranked 40th in the state of Louisiana according to Rivals and 90th among 2019 recruits on 247Sports.com…Led Hahnville to a 6-0 record in 5A District 7, going 12-3 overall in his junior year to earn a spot in the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Non-Select Prep Classic Championship.

Tyler Judson | S | 6-0 | 190 | Zachary, La. | Zachary HS

Prior to Tulane: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Listed as the No. 35 player in the state by Rivals.com and the No. 28 player in the state by 247Sports.com…Also received offers from Ole Miss, Baylor, Houston and Virginia…Won back-to-back Class 5A state championships with Zachary as a senior and junior…Racked up 79 tackles, eight interceptions and 15 pass breakups in his junior year…Runs a 4.53-second 40-yard dash.

Colby Orgeron | OL | 6-5 | 265 | New Orleans, La. | John Curtis HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned two-star ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Helped John Curtis to an undefeated 13-0 record in his senior year to win the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Non-Select Prep Classic…Totaled 87 solo tackles in his junior and senior years, adding seven sacks to force a loss of 47 yards…Earned a spot in the championship game in his junior year with the Patriots and a spot in the semifinals during his sophomore season.

Tyrek Presley | WR | 6-2 | 185 | Riverdale, Ga. | Charles Drew HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned a three-star rating from 247Sports.com and a two-star rating from Rivals.com…Totaled 935 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season with the Titans…Averaged 65.4 receiving yards per game in his career, with 1,635 total.

Conner Richardson | TE | 6-6 | 238 | Germantown, Tenn. | Germantown HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned a two-star rating from 247Sports.com…Ranked 83rd in the state of Tennessee and 116th among tight ends nationally (247Sports)…Led Germantown to a 6-1 record in the 5A Region 2 District for a second-place standing.

Tyjae Spears | RB | 5-11 | 185 | Ponchatoula, La. | Ponchatoula HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned three-star ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Totaled 18 touchdowns in his senior season at Ponchatoula, recording 920 rushing yards and 880 receiving yards to total 1,800 in his final year in high school…Helped his team to a 6-1 record in 5A District 6 play in 2016, going 10-3 overall.

Caleb Thomas | OL/DL | 6-2 | 264 | Santa Maria, Calif. | Reghetti HS

Prior to Tulane: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and the No. 143 player in the state of California…Helped his team to a runner-up finish in the 2018 Central Section CIF Football Championships Division 2.

Kanyon Walker | S | 5-11 | 185 | Wildwood, Fla. | Wildwood HS

Prior to Tulane: Plans to enroll in January…Saw action on both offense, defense and special teams…Competed on the varsity team in each of his four years in high school…Totaled over 200 tackles throughout his high school career…Played for his father at First Academy…Finished in the top 10 at the FHSAA IA State 200-meter dash finals…Was a member of the National Honor Society…Also takes part as an equestrian competitor and hopes to compete in the Olympics.

Dorian Williams | LB | 6-2 | 200 | Indian Land, S.C. | Indian Land HS

Prior to Tulane: Plans to enroll in January…Earned a three-star rating by 247Sports.com…Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com…Listed as the 40th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to 247Sports.com…Closed out his senior with 97 tackles, two interceptions, six interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries…Helped guide Indian Land to the South Carolina AAA State Playoffs were the team would go on to win its first playoff game since 2005.

Keshon Williams | TE | 6-3 | 230 | Longview, Texas | Pine Tree HS

Prior to Tulane: Earned three-star ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Ranked 67th among tight ends nationally according to 247Sports.com…Totaled 1,181 rushing yards in three years at Pine Tree, earning 28 touchdowns and an average of 38.1 rushing yards per game.

Levi Williams | CB | 5-11 | 165 | Valrico, Fla. | Bloomingdale HS

Prior to Tulane: Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com…Was tabbed as the 201st best player in the state of Florida…Listed as a three-star prospect and as the 62nd -best player in the nation at his position by ESPN.com…Helped guide Bloomingdale High School to an 11-2 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the district…Finished his senior season with 42 tackles (18 solo), two pass deflections and one interception…Saw action on both offense and defense.

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