Bobcats ink 17 recruits on National Signing Day

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –– New Head Coach Tony Testa feels that while his staff did a great job of addressing their immediate needs in the 17 student-athletes that committed to joining the WVWC Football Family, National Signing Day is just a jumping off point for their program.

“To be able to address almost all of our positional needs, with a half-full staff in just a month’s time, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our assistant coaches. Both them, and the current players on roster, have done a tremendous job of helping to show the culture we are working to build here at Wesleyan. I couldn’t be more proud of all of their efforts. Not only did we address needs on the field, but I’m confident the group of young men that signed with us yesterday are dedicated to helping build our Football Family the right way.”

“We couldn’t be happier at the group of men that have signed on to become the foundation of our first recruiting class, but make no mistake, we are just getting started!”

2019 Bobcat Football Recruiting Class (Updated as of 2/7/2019 9:30 AM) 

Anthony Anderson 
Nottingham, MD 
Defensive Line
5’10 220 
“Anthony is an explosive, disruptive presence on the Defensive Line, and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our CHC pipeline!”- Coach Testa 

Caden Rohrbough 
Jane Lew, WV
Quarterback
6’0 200
“Caden has done a great job as a field general right down the road at Lewis Co. We can’t wait to see how he develops here!” -Coach Testa

Jalen Elliot 
Parkville, MD
Defensive Back 
6’0 180 
“Jalen is an extremely versatile DB that’s comfortable both at CB and Safety”- Coach Testa 

Jalen Fant
Accokeek, MD
Defensive Back
5’10 165 
“Jalen is an extremely versatile DB that’s comfortable in the slot & has excellent ball skills”- Coach Testa 

Levi Kessler
Milton, WV
Offensive Line
6’0 250 
“Levi is exactly the sort of hard-nosed, physical player we are looking for on our Offensive Line” -Coach Testa

Keenan Sumler
Baltimore, MD
Defensive Line
6’1 315
“Keenan is a force on the interior DL. We feel that he can become a dominant presence in this conference.”- Coach Testa 

Cameron Lomax
Silver Spring, MD
Defensive Back
5’11 185 
“Cameron is a force in open space & has a great nose for the ball.” – Coach Testa 

Keenan Howard
Temple Hills, MD
Linebacker
6’1 195 
“Keenan is a sure tackler in space that has the sort of sideline-to-sideline motor you just can’t teach.” – Coach Testa 

Christian Thomas
Crofton, MD
Cornerback
5’10 170 
“Christian does a great job of maximizing his length as a CB, and has a great knack for making plays on the ball.”- Coach Testa 

Michael Haley
Frederick, MD
Offensive Line
6’4 290
“Big Mike is a force on the OL. He has tremendous body control and gave up 0 sacks his Sr year.” – Coach Testa

Caleb Cottrell
Winfield, WV
Defensive Back
5’11 160
“Caleb is an extremely hard-working and versatile DB.”- Coach Testa

Emmett Avery
Baltimore, MD
Quarterback
6’0 190
“Emmett is an explosive playmaker at the QB position that can score from anywhere on the field, and a true leader on & off the field.” – Coach Testa 

Christopher Parker
Euclid, OH 
Linebacker
6’0 215
“Chris has excellent instincts and is one of the hardest working players for one of the best programs in OH.” – Coach Testa

Dante Hooker Jr. 
Columbia, MD
Defensive Line
6’1 245
“Any time we get a chance to land an All-MIAA DL like Dante, we can’t pass on the opportunity. He’s a stud” – Coach Testa

Jason Mackall 
Upper Marlboro, MD
Running Back
5’10 190
“Jason has tremendous upside as a RB. His ability to gain tough yards will be a huge asset in the red zone for us.”- Coach Testa

Isaiah Davis-McCallum
Greensboro, NC
Defensive Back
5’10 165
“Isaiah is an extremely explosive athlete that’s a threat to score any time he touches the ball.” – Coach Testa

Dante Collins
Beaver Falls, PA
Linebacker
6’0 195 
“Dante is a standout linebacker that can excel in open space while not being scared to come down and stone someone.” – Coach Testa 

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