Buccaneers refill coffers with talented 2012 class

Fresh off a 9-2 season that included an appearance in the Mississippi Bowl, the Blinn College football team refilled its coffers with a dynamic and talented 2012 signing class Wednesday.

The Buccaneers added 30 players, including two transfers from Arkansas Tech and one from Texas A&M. The signing class also included one Brenham High School product, running back Klartel Claridy, and eight defensive linemen.

Offensive linemen Kyle Bottoms and Arthur Fatu each transferred to Blinn from Arkansas Tech after playing their high school ball at Klein Oak. The Bucs also added two Panthers straight out of Klein Oak in wide receiver Torence Porter and running back E.J. Fatu.

Linebacker Lance Duran and defensive lineman Brayven Hager each signed with Blinn from Austin Westlake.

Blinn just completed its first season under head coach Ronny Feldman, who spent the previous three years as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Here’s the complete list of Blinn College signees:

PLAYER

POS.

HT/WT

Hometown

High School

Darzil Washington

LB

6'3 240

Edgard, LA

West St. John/Texas A&M

Kyle Bottoms

OL

6'5 300

Spring, TX

Klein Oak/Arkansas Tech

Arthur Fatu

OL

6'1 320

Spring,TX

Klein Oak/Arkansas Tech

Reggie Harris

OL

6'4 300

Killeen,TX

Killeen High School

Donovan Williams

OL

6'3 285

San Antonio, TX

Madison High School

Justin Chandler

TE

6'5 220

Kingwood,TX

Kingwood Park High School

Klartel Claridy

RB

5'9 185

Brenham,TX

Brenham High School

EJ Fatu

RB

5'10 225

Spring,TX

Klein Oak High School

Donavan Williams

RB

5'11 205

Belton, TX

Belton High School

D.D. Westbrook

WR

6'0 180

Cameron,TX

Cameron Yoe High School

Jaevon Richardson

WR

6'0 175

Baytown,TX 

Baytown Lee High School

Brennen Blakemore 

WR

5'10 170

Wimberly,TX

Wimberly High School

Rodrick Cooper

WR

6'4 215

Houston,TX

Aldine MacArthur High School

Torence Porter

WR

5'10 175

Spring,TX

Klein Oak High School

Dennis Smith

ATH

6'1 208

Wimberly,TX

Wimberly High School

Lance Duran

LB

5'11 225

Austin,TX

Westlake High School

Ken Butler

LB

5'11 185

LaMarque,TX

La Marque High School

Myles Curl 

LB

5'11 200

Spring,TX

Dekaney High School

Kiel Heidman

LB

6'1 235

Clear Lake,TX

Clear Lake High School

Brayven Hager

DL

6'4 255

Austin,TX

Westlake High School

DaVante Smith

DL

6'2 305

Spring,TX

Klein High School

Dylan Lutcher

DL

6'2 270

Cedar Park,TX

Cedar Park High School

Shaquille Clinton

DL

6'2 255

Cypress,TX

Cy Lakes High School

Jonovan Allen 

DL

6'1 280

Eagle Lake,TX

Rice Consolidated High School

Chris Pryor

DL

6'3 320

San Antonio,TX 

Converse Judson High School

Isley Sanders

DL

6'4 250

Austin,TX

LBJ High School

Kyle Holmes

DL

6'3 235

Beaumont, TX

Central High School

Braylon Cannon

DB

5'9 170

Austin,TX

McCallum High School

Denzel Johnson 

DB

6'0 190

Houston,TX

Bellaire High School

Kevin Alexander

DB

5'11 180

Houston,TX

North Shore Senior High School