Georgia State expands 2018 recruiting class


Georgia State added several players to its 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.

The Panthers are hoping to capitalize off the momentum that comes with winning their first bowl game in school history when they defeated Western Kentucky 27-17 in the Cure Bowl.

Here’s a look at Wednesday’s signees:

The Panthers signed 16 players in December:

• Despelado Alexandre, 6-5, 265, OL, Deerfield Beach High, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
• Johnathan Bass, 6-4, 270, OL, Kell High, Marietta
• Blake Carroll, 6-2, 219, ILB, Mountain View, Lawrenceville
• Diondre Champaigne, 6-3, 195, WR, Jones County (Miss.) JC, North Charleston, S.C.
• Jacorey Crawford, 6-1, 205, S, Thomson High, Thomson
• Dan Ellington, 6-2, 192, QB, Itawamba (Miss.) CC, Olive Branch, Miss.
• Tyler Gore, 5-10, 170, CB, North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
• Dawson Hill, 5-11, 190, RB, South Plantation, Plantation, Fla.
• Brandon Joseph, 6-2, 280, OL, Central Gwinnett, Lawrenceville
• D’Angelo Knight, 6-2, 215, OLB, Fort Dorchester, North Charleston, S.C.
• Cornelius McCoy, 5-10, 170, WR, Deerfield High, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
• Herman McCray, 6-4, 230, TE, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Tre Moore, 6-2, 230, DE, Strom Thurmond, Johnston, S.C.
• T.J. Smith, 6-3, 242, DE, Scotland High, Laurinburg, N.C.
• Akeem Smith, 6-0, 292, DT, Bishop Sullivan Catholic, Virginia Beach, Va.
• Marlon Young, 6-3, 245, DE, Opelousas High, Opelousas, La.


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