Published on February 6, 2019 by Joey Mullins  

The Samford football program has signed 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Chris Hatcher announced Wednesday.

The class includes 10 players that were signed in the early period in December and five additional student-athletes signing in the later signing period. The class is made up of six players from Georgia, five from Alabama and four from Florida. Ten members of the class are offensive players and five defensive players.

The new class of signees includes:

Cade Blackmon, Opelika, Ala.

Chris Oladokun, Tampa, Fla.

Chance Butts, Frankville, Ala.

Kasra Bojnordi, Milton, Ga.

Luke Byrne, Forsyth, Ga.

Jocquet Jiles, Auburndale, Fla.

Jay Stanton, Crestview, Fla.

A.J. Toney, Birmingham, Ala.

Jason Houston, Bremen, Ga.  

Michael Vice, Vestavia Hills, Ala.  

Jamal Ellis, Alpharetta, Ga.

Nick Jackson, Orlando, Fla.

TriMarcus Cheeks, Hampton, Ga.

Thomas Neville, Loganville, Ga.

Kyle Ross, Munford, Ala.

More information on 2019 football signing day

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.