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Signing Day: UCF Football Family Grows by 20
December 19, 2018
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ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Head coach Josh Heupel has announced the addition of 20 student-athletes, who will be joining the UCF football program for the 2019 season.

The following is a look at eighteen student-athletes who signed National Letters-of-Intent and/or financial aid agreements to become Knights Wednesday:

JARRAD BAKER | WR | 5-11 | 180 Melbourne, Fla. | Eau Gallie HS
- Helped lead team to first playoff berth since 2013
- Rushed 94 times for 683 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2018
- Caught 45 passes for 685 yards and 9 TDs this past season
- No. 49 Athlete in the nation (ESPN)
- No. 81 player in the State of Florida (ESPN)

TATUM BETHUNE | LB | 6-1 | 215 Miami, Fla. | Central HS
- Selected to take part in Miami-Dade All-Star Game
- Recorded 80 total tackles, including 62 solo stops as a senior
- Tallied 24 tackles for loss, including 14 sacks in 2018
- Forced 3 fumbles and tallied 1 interception this past season
- No. 94 outside linebacker in the nation (247 Sports)
- No. 178 player in State of Florida (247)

DALLAZ CORBITT | DL | 6-5 | 235 Columbia, S.C. | Gray Collegiate Academy
- Helped lead team to Regional Championship
- Recorded 7 sacks during 2018 season
- Selected to North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl
- Also a standout basketball player
- No. 19 player in the State of South Carolina (Rivals)
- No. 93 strong side defensive end in the nation (247 Sports)

RAYMOND CUTTS | DL | 6-2 | 260 Orlando, Fla. | Jones HS
- Helped lead team to a 10-2 record in 2018
- Jones High School won District Championship and advanced to regional semifinal
- Named to the Orlando Sentinel Super 60
- No. 50 defensive end in the nation (ESPN)
- No. 63 player in the State of Florida (ESPN)
- Rated 4 stars (ESPN)

DILLON GABRIEL | QB | 6-0 | 185 | Mililani, Hawaii | Mililani HS
- 2018 Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year
- Hawaii High School Career Record for Passing Yards
- Career statistics: 9,948 yards passing, 105 touchdowns
- 2018 statistics: 3,754 yards, 38 touchdowns
- Top honors on Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State Team
- No. 9 player in State of Hawaii

DAMARIUS GOOD | RB | 5-11 | 185 Altamonte Springs, Fla. | Lake Brantley HS
- Rushed 63 times for 656 yards and 9 TDs in 2018
- Averaged 10.4 yards per carry this past season
- Caught 5 passes for 99 yards as a senior
- Averaged 37.3 yards per kickoff return
- No. 43 Athlete in the nation (247 Sports)
- No. 98 player in the State of Florida (247)

CAM GOODE DL | 6-1 | 315 Washington, D.C. | Virginia Tech
- Originally enrolled at Virginia Tech, but did not play in 2018
- First-Team All-Met by Washington Post
- Led St. John’s College HS team to WCAC Championship
- Played in 2018 Under Armour All-American game
- Tallied 46 tackles, 29 tackles for-loss, 14 sacks as a senior in 2017

TAY GOWAN | DB | 6-2 | 185 Covington, Ga. | Butler CC
- First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference selection
- Helped lead Butler to Midwest Classic Bowl victory
- Finished the season with 6 interceptions, including 1 returned for a TD
- Broke up 4 passes during 2018
- First Team all-state as a senior in high school, with 4 INTs and 15 PBUs
- No. 9 junior college cornerback in nation (ESPN)

NOAH HANCOCK | DL | 6-4 | 285 Miami, Fla. | ASA Miami
- Racked up 4.5 tackles for-loss in just 8 games during 2018
- Also notched 1 sack this past season
- Began career at Concord University in 2015 and 2016
- Tallied 21 total tackles, including 3 tackles for-loss as a redshirt freshman at Concord

JORDAN HAYES | DB |6-0 | 185 Loganville, Ga. | Duke Univ.
- Played in 30 career games at Duke with 13 starts
- Made 13 starts for the Blue Devils
- Tallied 97 tackles for the Blue Devils
- Recorded 8 pass breakups during his Duke career
- Played in Semper Fidelis All-America game following career at Grayson HS
- Recorded 91 tackles, 19 pass breakups and 5 interceptions as a senior in high school

KEENAN HESTER | DL | 6-4 | 260 St. Petersburg, Fla. | Catholic HS
- Racked up 56 total tackles in 2018
- Of his 56 total stops, 46 were unassisted
- Recorded 15 tackles for-loss, including 9 sacks this past season
- Forced 3 fumbles, broke up 3 passes, recovered 1 fumble and tallied 1 interception in 2018
- No. 43 defensive tackle in the nation (247 Sports)
- Rated 4 stars (ESPN)

JEREMIAH JEAN-BAPTISTE | LB | 6-2 | 225 Homestead, Fla. | South Dade HS
- Helped lead team to Regional Championship game
- Recorded 131 tackles during 2017 season
- Tallied 7 tackles for-loss and 5 sacks as a junior
- No. 71 inside linebacker in the nation (247 Sports)
- No. 213 player in the State of Florida (247)

AMARI JOHNSON | WR | 5-10 | 175 | Miami, Fla. | Carol City HS
- Helped lead team to regional semifinal
- All-County track and field selection, as well
- Invited to Miami-Dade All-Star Game
- No. 84 wide receiver in nation (ESPN)
- No. 103 player in State of Florida (ESPN)

MATT LEE | OL | 6-4 | 290 Oviedo, Fla. | Hagerty HS
- Helped lead team to district championship
- Helped lead team to first round of state playoffs
- No. 84 offensive guard in nation (ESPN)
- No. 214 player in State of Florida (ESPN)

ADRIAN MEDLEY | OL | 6-4 | 300 Pensacola, Fla. | Pensacola HS
- All-Area selection by the Pensacola News-Journal in 2018
- Second-Team All-Area choice in 2017
- Tallied 21 pancake blocks during his senior season
- Racked up 8 downfield blocks throughout 2018 campaign
- No. 39 offensive tackle in nation (Rivals)
- No. 68 player in the State of Florida (Rivals)

JUSTIN MENARD | WR | 5-11 | 185 Stockbridge, Ga. | Eagles Landing Academy
- Helped lead team to 4th straight State Championship
- First-Team All-Region Selection
- Averaged more than 14 yards per carry as a senior
- Averaged more than 20 yards per reception in 2018
- Scored 1 TD on both punt and kickoff returns this past season
- No. 76 player in State of Georgia (ESPN)

RYAN O’KEEFE | WR | 5-10 | 175 Round Rock, Texas | Round Rock HS
- Helped lead team to Area Title Game
- All-District selection as a QB
- Rushed for 1,844 yards in 2018 with 28 TDs
- Recorded 10 100-yard rushing games as a senior
- No. 215 player in the State of Texas (247 Sports)

JALEN PINKNEY | DL | 6-4 | 230 Norcross, Ga. | Hutchinson CC
- Tallied 20 tackles, including 2 sacks at Hutchinson CC in 2018
- Saw action in 7 games as a true freshman at Vanderbilt in 2017
- Tallied 23 tackles for-loss and 13 sacks for Norcross High School in 2016
- Helped lead high school team to an 11-1 record as a senior
- Helped lead Norcross HS to a playoff berth in 2016
- Named All-State as a senior in high school

In addition to the above, the following two student-athletes also committed to the Knights Wednesday:

ALAN KIRVEN | P | 6-1 | 185 Tarpon Springs, Fla. | East Lake HS
- 5-star prospect by ChrisSailerKicking.com
- Handled punting and placekicking duties at East Lake HS
- Placed 42 percent of his punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line

KAM’RON GREEN | DL |6-3 | 270 Bradenton, Fla. | Southeast HS
- First Team all-area selection as a junior
- Tallied 43 tackles, including 17 tackles for-loss in 2017
- Recorded 6 sacks during his junior season
- Also added 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble in 2017
- No. 111 strongside defensive end in nation (247 Sports)
- No. 239 player in the State of Florida (247)

 

 

 

 

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