"We are very excited about this year's class," said Amato. "It really solidified our depth on both sides of the ball at the skill positions while filling needs at other positions. This is one of the more athletic classes we have put together."
The class is composed of 19 high school players and a college transfer, Jonathan Hannah from the University of South Carolina.
Geographically, 11 players hail from Florida, six from North Carolina, two from Virginia and one from Kentucky.
2006 Wolfpack Football Signees
|Audi Augustin||6-2||235||DE||Oakland Park, Fla.||Northeast HS|
|LaMarcus Bond||5-10||175||ATH||Ahoskie, N.C.||Hertford County HS|
|Donald Bowens||6-3||195||ATH||St. Petersburg, Fla.||St. Petersburg HS|
|Justin Burke||6-2||195||QB||Lexington, Ky.||Lexington Catholic HS|
|Josh Czajkowski||5-10||185||PK||Springfield, Va.||West Springfield HS|
|Darrell Davis||6-5||195||WR||Dade City, Fla.||Pasco HS|
|Jordan Delegal||6-1||195||DB||Hollywood, Fla.||Chaminade Madonna College Prep|
|Carlos Everett||6-2||185||ATH||Bushnell, Fla.||South Sumter HS|
|Nathan Franklin||5-11||160||PK||Wilmington, N.C.||Hoggard HS|
|Gary Gregory||6-5||295||OL||Apoka, Fla.||Apoka Senior HS|
|Jonathan Hannah||6-3||251||TE||Hope Mills, N.C.||South Carolina / South View HS|
|Cedric Hickman||6-3||230||FB||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Hargrave Military / North Forsyth HS|
|Nathaniel Irving||6-3||210||LB||Teachey, N.C.||Wallace-Rose Hill HS|
|Everett Lewis||5-11||175||DB||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|DeAndre Morgan||5-10||160||ATH||Riviera Beach, Fla.||Suncoast HS|
|Rashad Phillips||6-4||210||TE||Virginia Beach, Va.||Landstown HS|
|Owen Spencer||6-2||165||WR||Leland, N.C.||North Brunswick HS|
|Jevon Walker||6-0||195||DB||Homestead, Fla.||South Dade Senior HS|
|John Ware||5-11||210||LB||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|Jarvis Williams||6-4||200||WR||Orlando, Fla.||Jones HS|
Audi Augustin 6-2 235 Defensive End
Oakland Park, Fla. Northeast HS
Racked up 65 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior ... Tallied 73 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles as a junior ... Listed by Scout.com as the No. 36 player in Florida and the No. 43 defensive end nationally ... Rivals.com lists him as the No. 67 player in Florida and the No. 21 defensive end in the country ... Ranked as the 55th best player in Florida by SuperPrep ... All-Broward county selection as a senior, and honorable mention all-district as a junior for coach Adam Ratkevich ... Timed at 4.67 in the 40-yard dash ... Squats 525 pounds.
LaMarcus Bond 5-10 175 Athlete
Ahoskie, N.C. Hertford County HS
A versatile athlete who played wide receiver and running back for coach Greg Watford ... Scored 28 total touchdowns as a senior; 16 rushing, two receiving, five punts, two kickoffs and three interceptions ... Tallied nine interceptions on defense as a senior ... Averaged over nine yards a carry while rushing for 922 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior ... Caught 16 balls for 394 yards and five touchdowns and had six scores on special teams as well ... Was named all-state, conference player of the year and all-area ... Helped lead Hertford County to a 9-6 record as a junior ... Rivals.com ranks his as the No. 9 player in the state, while SuperPrep ranks him 11th in North Carolina ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and the shuttle in 4.19 ... Bench presses 210 pounds.
Donald Bowens 6-3 195 Athlete
St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg HS
A four-year starter at St. Petersburg HS for coach Todd St. Louis ... A three-star prospect by Scout.com and ranked 65th in the state of Florida ... Tallied 30 catches for 450 yards as a senior ... Grabbed 30 balls for 510 yards and four touchdowns as a junior ... Racked up 119 catches for 1,733 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career while playing both sides of the ball ... The conference defensive player of the year as an outside linebacker, he also earned an all-conference nod as a wide receiver ... Known for his soft hands and impressive quickness as a receiver ... Did 17 bench press reps of 185 pounds and ran a fast 4.03 second shuttle at the Nike Training Camp ... Boasts a 30 inch vertical.
Justin Burke 6-2 195 Quarterback
Lexington, Ky. Lexington Catholic HS
No. 4 player in the state of Kentucky according to Rivals.com and the 16th best quarterback in the nation ... Ranked the 19th best quarterback nationally by Scout.com ... Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky and a finalist for the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year ... No. 3 player in the state and No. 12 quarterback nationally by SuperPrep ... First team all-state as a senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and junior ... Led Lexington Catholic, and coach Bob Sphire, to a 14-1 record and the 3-A state championship as a senior by throwing for 221 yards and completing 15-of-27 passes ... Threw for a state record 62 touchdowns as a senior to only six interceptions while passing for 3,789 yards ... Rushed for 471 yards and seven touchdowns ... Had a streak of 37 straight games with at least one touchdown pass ... Passed for over 2,600 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior to just four interceptions ... Ran for seven more scores and 419 yards as a junior ... Has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 7.1-to-1 after throwing 120 touchdowns to 17 picks ... Holds a career record as a starter of 34-5 ... Completed 538-of-879 (.612) passes for 8,770 yards in his career.
Josh Czajkowski 5-10 185 Placekicker
Springfield, Va. West Springfield HS
Ranked the 18th-best kicker in the nation by Rivals.com ... The No. 27 prospect in the state of Virginia by Rivals.com ... Named first team all-district, all-northern region, all-metro, all-AAA state as a senior ... Finished his career with 106 points scored ... Was 6-of-7 on field goals and 33-of-34 on extra points as a senior ... Hit 29-of-30 extra points as a junior, with the lone miss getting blocked ... Connected on 5-of-6 field goal attempts with his longest as a junior being 47-yards ... Coached by Bill Renner ... First-team all-MET in 2005 and Honorable mention all-MET in 2004 by The Washington Post.
Darrell Davis 6-5 195 Wide Receiver
Dade City, Fla. Pasco HS
A first-team all-county and all-conference selection, he caught 45 balls for 945 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior at Pasco HS for coach Dale Caparato ... Tallied 54 tackles and six interceptions as cornerback and linebacker ... Rivals.com rank of 41st among wide receivers nationally ... No. 58 in the state of Florida overall by Rivals.com ... Top-100 ranking in Florida by Scout.com ... Preseason top-50 in Florida by SuperPrep.
Jordan Delegal 6-1 195 Defensive Back
Hollywood, Fla. Chaminade-Madonna
Helped his team to the 2A state title for the second time in three years with an 11-2 record ... Tallied 75 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... Co-captain and defensive captain as a senior ... Competed in the Nike South Florida All-Star game ... Benches 185 pounds and has a vertical of 30 inches ... Hails from the same high school as current Wolfpack players John Dunlap and Octavious Darby ... Son of former Miami Hurricanes defensive back Lucious Delegal ... Played for coach John Anfuso.
Carlos Everett 6-2 185 Athlete
Bushnell, Fla. South Sumter HS
Helped lead his team to the 2A State Championship title game and a 12-2 record under the direction of coach Inman Sherman ... No. 64 among players in Florida by Scout.com ... No. 26 in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Three-year starter who scored 36 career touchdowns ... Notched 18 touchdowns on 66 catches for 1,280 yards as a senior ... Rushed for over 200 yards ... Finished his career with 27 receiving touchdowns, 126 catches and 2,334 yards ... An all-state selection as a junior, he played on teams that posted a combined 29-6 record in his high school career ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds ... Played in the CaliFlorida Bowl and the North-South All-Star game in which he caught two passes.
Nathan Franklin 5-11 160 Placekicker
Wilmington, N.C. Hoggard HS
A Shrine Bowl selection ... One of the top kickers in the nation, Rivals.com ranks him seventh ... Was named allstate, all-conference and all-county as a senior ... Averaged 45 yards a punt as a senior ... Hit 7-of-10 field goals as a junior with a long of 47 yards ... Close to 90% of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks ... Averaged 39 yards per punt ... Bench presses 210 pounds, squats 345 pounds and has a 26 inch vertical ... NCPreps.com reported a 68.3 punt average on three punts at a kicking camp over the summer, including an average of 4.55 seconds of hang time ... Attended the Ultimate Overnight Top 12 Kicking Camp, a camp held in Los Angeles that features the top 12 kickers in the country ... Kicked for coach Scott Braswell at Hoggard.
Gary Gregory 6-5 295 Offensive Line
Apoka, Fla. Apoka HS
Huge offensive lineman from a strong Florida program ... As a senior, earned all-county, all-region and was a 6A all-state selection ... Boasts a 400 pound squat, 255 pound bench and a 250 pound power clean ... Started playing football in the 10th grade ... Coached by Ty Ensor for the Apoka Blue Darters.
Jonathan Hannah 6-3 251 Tight End
Hope Mills, N.C. South View HS
Transfer from the University of South Carolina ... Appeared in three games for the Gamecocks, catching one pass for 24 yards on the season ... 2005 recruiting rankings follow ... Rated the #4 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated the #5 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rivals.com #99 player nationally ... Rated the #6 prospect in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com ... Ranked the #4 tight end in the country by PrepStar ... Rated the #88 player in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Played in the South Carolina-North Carolina Shrine Bowl ... First-team all-state as a junior and senior ... SuperPrep all-America selection ... Two-time all-region, all-area and all-conference pick ... His senior year, he had 36 receptions and four touchdowns ... On defense his senior year, he had 106 tackles, 12 QB sacks, four fumble recoveries and 19 QB hurries ... Led his team to a 14-1 record and berth in the class 4AA state championship game ... Played for Coach Randy Ledford at South View High School.
Cedric Hickman 6-3 230 Fullback
Chatham, Va. Hargrave Military Academy
Rated a three star prospect by Rivals.com, that publication lists him as the nation's No. 34 running back ... The No. 45 back and a three-star player according to Scout.com ... Scored 11 touchdowns for Hargrave in 2005 ... A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., he graduated from North Forsyth HS before heading to Hargrave ... Ran for 295 yards in a game during his junior season ... Rushed for 1,648 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior ... Coached by Bill Oakley at North Forsyth ... All-conference performer in basketball as well at North Forsyth.
Nathaniel Irving 6-3 210 Linebacker
Teachey, N.C. Wallace-Rose Hill HS
Led Wallace-Rose Hill, under coach Jack Holley, to a 10-0 start to the season as a senior ... Tallied 110 tackles, six forced fumbles, three sacks and one interception ... Chipped in 12 all-purpose touchdowns ... All-conference selection ... A North Carolina Shrine Bowl selection ... Three-star prospect by Scout.com ... Ran a 4.59 second 40-yard dash at the Shrine Bowl combine and a 4.32 second shuttle.
Everett Lewis 5-11 175 Defensive Back
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas HS
Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas and coach George Smith to the state 5A finals with an undefeated record before losing in the championship game ... Tallied an interception in the title game ... Finished his senior season with 38 tackles, three tackles for loss, four pass breakups and two interceptions ... Played cornerback and safety in high school ... Second-team All-Broward selection by the Miami Herald ... Two-star prospect by Scout.com.
DeAndre Morgan 5-10 160 Athlete
Riviera Beach, Fla. Suncoast HS
A three-year starter who grabbed four interceptions as a junior and averaged 11.8 yards a carry as a running back ... Gained 480 yards on the ground and had five touchdowns as a junior ... Earned a Rivals.com rank of 35th in the nation among cornerbacks ... No. 76 in Florida according to Rivals.com ... Three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Considered one of Florida's fastest athletes ... Clocked in at a blazing 4.26 seconds in the 40-yard dash at one summer camp ... Track standout who runs the 100 in 10.75 seconds and the 200 in 21.7 ... Broke his arm in the first game of his senior season and missed six games ... Played at Suncoast under coach Jimmie Bell ... Morgan's brother, DaJuan, is a safety on the Wolfpack squad.
Rashad Phillips 6-4 210 Tight End
Virginia Beach, Va. Landstown HS
Had a monster senior season, registering 23 sacks and five blocked punts as a defensive end to earn All-Tidewater and all-state honors ... Led his team to a 13-1 record and the state championship game for coach Chris Beatty ... Caught 36 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end ... No. 53 tight end in the country by Rivals.com and the 24th best player in Virginia ... Three star prospect is ranked No. 46 among tight ends by Scout.com ... No. 30 senior by SuperPrep in Virginia ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
Owen Spencer 6-2 165 Wide Receiver
Leland, N.C. North Brunswick HS
Through the first nine games of his senior season he snared 27 passes for 530 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Caught 30 balls for 802 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging nearly 27 yards a catch as a junior ... No. 33 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... North Brunswick, under coach Gary Bishop, went 7-0 in conference and 10-2 overall in Spencer's junior season ... Timed at 4.49 in the 40-yard dash at a Shrine Bowl combine.
Jevon Walker 6-0 195 Defensive Back
Homestead, Fla. South Dade Senior HS
Played three defensive positions - safety, defensive end, linebacker - as South Dade went 10-1 and made the third round of the playoffs ... Rated in the top-50 in the state of Florida by Scout.com ... First team all-Dade selection ... Tallied 104 tackles, the second most in Dade County ... Notched eight sacks, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns ... Timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 over the summer ... Had a 4.09 shuttle time and a 28 inch vertical ... Played for coach Dan Drinkhahn at South Dade HS ... Invited to the Dade-Broward and North Vs. South all-star games ... Played basketball and ran track in high school ... Former South Dade graduate Marcus Hudson just completed his senior season for the Wolfpack.
John Ware 5-11 210 Linebacker
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Melbourne Senior HS
Played on both sides of the ball for coach Wayne Stewart ... Collected over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Notched 65 tackles and two sacks on defense as a senior ... As a junior, he ran for 800 yards and five scores while collecting 65 tackles and an interception ... No. 77 in Florida by Scout.com ... Competed in the Broward-Dade all-star game ... Preseason South Florida Sun-Sentinel Super 11 pick ... Timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.6 seconds ... High school teammate of Wolfpack quarterback Mike Greco.
Jarvis Williams 6-4 200 Wide Receiver
Orlando, Fla. Jones HS
Tallied 40 catches for 650 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Played safety and returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown ... Second-team all-state as a senior and the district MVP ... No. 25 player in the state by the Orlando Sentinel ... No. 93 ranked wide receiver in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... Second-team All-Orange county in football as a junior ... A three-year varsity starter with 4.58 seconds speed in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Mike Cullison at Jones HS ... A standout basketball player as well, he was a first-team all-state selection as a junior on the hardwood.