Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charlotte 49ers football recruiting update


 The Charlotte 49ers got a verbal commitment from Kannapolis Brown running back Kalif Phillips this week, bringing the number of commitments to 15 for Charlotte’s Class of 2013. There won’t be more than a few more – if any -- high school or junior college commitments for the 49ers this recruiting year, although they will likely start bringing in transfers now that the college football regular-season has ended.

Three of Charlotte’s commitments – Spartanburg defensive back Justin Bridges-Thompson, Mallard Creek offensive tackle Tevin Lawshe and South Stanly linebacker Jordan Starnes – are three-star prospects, according to

Here’s a look at the 49ers’ verbal commitments to date:

Justin Bridges-Thompson, DB, 6-2, 195, Spartanburg: Also had interest from  Arizona, Hampton, Memphis, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

Blake Brewer, K, 6-1, 190, Concord Cannon School: Interest from North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Tennessee.

Caleb Clayton-Mobley, LB, 6-2, 229, Georgia Military College: From Panama City Beach, Fla., took a year to play junior college ball at GMC.

Dustin Crouser, LB, 6-2, 220, Charleston, W.Va.: Missed second half of senior season with knee injury.

Chris Duffy, RB/ATH, 5-11, 190, Porter Ridge: Rushed for 132 yards and three TDs in state championship loss to New Bern, also had five tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception from linebacker spot.

Eugene German, OT, 6-5, 250, Martinsburg, W.Va.: Had an early offer from Marshall before committing to Charlotte.

Nick Halmon, DB, 6-0, 180, Bamberg-Erhardt (S.C.):  Will play in this weekend’s North-South all-star game in Myrtle Beach.

Tevin Lawshe, OT, 6-4, 275, Mallard Creek: Had several other offers, including East Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Elon.

Devin Pearson, DB/ATH, 5-10, 175, Rock Hill South Pointe High: Helped Stallions to berth in state semifinals.

Kalif Phillips, RB, 5-10, 190, Kannapolis Brown: Averaged 155.6 yards rushing for Wonders this season.

Jordan Starnes, LB, 6-3, 225, South Stanly: Reportedly also had interest from N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Appalachian State.

Jachin Watkins, RB, 6-0, 215, New Bern: Scored four touchdowns against Duffy and Porter Ridge in state championship game.

Ryan Watson, WR, 6-0, 180, Golden West (Calif.) Junior College: Caught 27 passes for 331 yards and three TDs last season.

James Williams, DB, 6-0, 175,  Golden West (Calif.) Junior College: Attended Golden West after playing high school ball in Carson, Calif.

Jamar Winston, DE, 6-8, 240, Dutch Fork, S.C.: Played on state championship runner-up team this season for former Independence coach Tom Knotts.



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Anonymous said...

Lookin' real good. Go Niners!

Anonymous said...

Dont you mean UNCC? Screw the other halfass name.

moss2k said...

Jamar Winston had offer from ODU for Basketball and Football when he committed to Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

2:18 you must be miserable not being able to control the world. GO CHARLOTTE 49ers!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is impressive!! Go Niners

Anonymous said...

Our recruiting class is especially impressive when you consider e fact that our kids actually go to class.....unlike UNC CHeat.

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