Chattanooga Mocs Signees
UTC head football coach Russ Huesman announced the Mocs’ 2013 Signing Class Wednesday. Chattanooga inked 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and recognized two newcomers already enrolled at UTC.
The Mocs recruiting base included seven from Georgia, four from Alabama and Tennessee and one each from Florida and West Virginia.
The class has 11 offensive players and six on the defensive side of the ball. There are 12 prospects with at least twostars
and nine all-state honorees. Both are the most in any one signing class in the Huesman era. Nine of the 17 newcomers also earned academic honors during their prep careers.
The list is highlighted by a group of local student-athletes, including linebacker David Morgan (6-2, 210), offensive
linemen Hunter Townson (6-4, 280) and Jacob Revis (6-2, 295) and defensive lineman D.J. Prather (6-4, 235). Townson,
a two-star prospect, graduated from Ider High School in Ider, Ala., and is already enrolled at UTC. Morgan was
a two-time all-district performer at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tenn. Prather (Gordon Central HS - Calhoun,
Ga.) and Revis (Rhea County HS - Dayton, Tenn.) were both all-state players and members of the Chattanooga Times
Free Press Dynamite Dozen.
Other student-athletes from Tennessee include All-American receiver Davis Howell (6-2, 190) from Knoxville and offensive
lineman Logan Teichmann (6-4, 270) from Brentwood. Howell broke the national prep career record with 358 catches and won two state titles at the Christian Academy of Knoxville. Teichmann, an all-state performer and two-star prospect at Brentwood High School, is the son of former UTC kicker Jack Teichmann (1981-83).
Offensive lineman Channing Smith (6-4, 280) is the lone transfer in the group. He joined the Mocs after spending the
previous two seasons at Marshall. The former all-state prep player from Kermit, W.Va., has three years of eligibility
Prather, Revis and Teichmann are three of the 12 two-star or higher recruits to sign with the Mocs. Others include
quarterback Alejandro Bennifield (6-2, 215), tight end Malcolm Colvin (6-2, 215), running back Derrick Craine (5-10,
205), linebacker T.J. Jenkins (6-2, 210), defensive lineman Taylor Reynolds (6-3, 270) and receiver Alphonso Stewart (6-3, 190).
Bennifield guided Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga., to the 6A title game in 2012, throwing for 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns. Colvin made the first team All-Sun News and Macon Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Teams as a senior at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga.
Craine was a member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State team from Union Grove High School in McDonough, Ga. He ran for more than 2,000 yards and 26 TDs as a senior. Jenkins was a standout at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., while Stewart was the team MVP at Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Ala. Reynolds is a three-star prospect from McAdory High School in McCalla, Ala. He led the team to the Alabama 5A state title game with a 14-1 record in 2012.
The Mocs welcome three other Georgia natives in the fall, including Xavier Borishade (5-10, 170), Tyler Roberson (6-
4, 210) and Jerkerious Scott (6-0, 195). Borishade was named First Team Class 6A All-State by the Georgia Sports
Writers Association following his senior season at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga. Roberson was an allstate
quarterback and two-star prospect at Augusta Christian School in Martinez, Ga. He was also the Augusta Council Independent Player of the Year with 19 TDs and 2,017 passing yards. Scott was an All-Region Offensive Player of the Year and two-star player at Terrell County High School in Dawson, Ga.
UTC also adds one more from Alabama in defensive back Lucas Webb (6-1, 190). Webb was a two-time Outstanding
Defensive Back Award winner at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Ala.