The Blinn Buccaneers filled their coffers with defensive talent on National Signing Day Wednesday.
Of the 31 high school football standouts who signed, 18 came from the defensive side of the ball, including nine defensive backs. The Buccaneers recently switched from a 4-3 defense to a 4-2-5, a formation that requires an additional defensive back in place of a linebacker.
"We really felt like we had a need on the defensive side, and with the new formation we focused on defensive backs," said Ronny Feldman, who just completed his second season as the Buccaneers' head coach. "They're very talented kids and we're really happy with those skill players."
The Buccaneers also grabbed seven defensive and three offensive linemen.
Blinn added a pair of quarterbacks in San Antonio Reagan's Kyle Keller and La Grange's Logan Vinklarek.
"Last year we were short at quarterback so we wanted to make sure our bases were covered there, and you can never get enough offensive linemen," Feldman said.
Here are the players who signed with Blinn Wednesday. Click on the players' names to see their high school photo:
NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL HT WT
Kyle Keller QB Reagan 6-3 215
Logan Vinklarek QB La Grange 6-2 225
Derick Brown WR Aldine 5-10 170
Charrod Henry WR College Park 6-2 175
Marcus Goodson WR Klein Collins 5-10 180
Derrick Gillis WR Northshore 6-1 175
Gaylon Sanders RB Temple 5-8 190
Jericho Worrell RB Aldine Eisenhower 6-1 190
Othello Gibson RB Klein 5-10 190
Frederick Johnson OL Temple 6-3 310
Chad Loitz OL McNeil 6-2 315
Austin Pratt OL Sealy 6-2 270
Will Janosek K McNeil 5-9 170
Romelius Rhone DT Fort Bend Bush 6-5 280
Zachary Fattig DT Clear Falls 6-3 280
Nicholas Cornman DT Cypress Ranch 6-2 246
Jamikal Potts DE Spring Westfield 6-2 220
Darian Childers DE Copperas Cove 6-1 230
Damon Washington Jr. DE Northshore 6-4 250
Deon Brown DE Angleton 6-0 235
Garrett Sharp LB Memorial 6-2 215
John Massey LB Killeen Shoemaker 6-0 205
Mark Domio LB Summer Creek 5-11 215
Ron Knowles S Westfield 5-11 180
Darrell Jackson S James Madison 6-5 205
Jacque Le Blanc S North Forest 5-11 180
Carlos Smith S C.E. King 5-11 185
Miquo Willie CB Baytown Lee 5-11 175
Goldie Jones CB Westfield 5-10 163
Marcus Thompson CB Refutio 6-1 190
Reginald Anderson CB Stephen F. Austin 5-9 165