Morgan signs White, Wilson from Columbia

February 05, 2000|By Christian Ewell

A pair of Columbia recruits, Talley White and Nyema Wilson, were among the 19 football players signed by Morgan State this week.

"We are very excited with the new prospects we were able to sign and expect a few more before the signing period is complete," Morgan coach Stanley Mitchell said.

Wilson, 6-feet-5 and 190 pounds, earned All-Metro honors as wide receiver and defensive back for Wilde Lake. He also distinguished himself in the kicking game, averaging 40.5 yards a punt, and 27 of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.

White, 6-2 and 225, started four years for Long Reach, most recently at running back and linebacker. He had 56 tackles, four sacks, one interception and one fumble return for a touchdown.

Mitchell also was excited about 6-6, 360-pound offensive tackle James Robeson, from Dallas, and Custavious Patterson, a junior-college transfer and quarterback from Belle Glade, Fla., both filling pressing needs for a team that went 2-8 in 1999.

Morgan State football signings

Players who signed letters of intent to enroll at Morgan State in 2000:

Name Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown/High school

Donnell Anderson OT 6-6 330 Dallas/Spruce

Cameron Ashton PK 6-1 180 Tappahannock, Va./Essex

Roosevelt Austill FB 5-11 210 Brunswick, Ga./Brunswick

Brandon Crumpler LB/FB 6-0 220 Mitchellville/Friendly

Albert Gamble LB/FB 6-2 218 Sumter, S.C./Lakewood

Derrick Gros CB 6-2 180 St. James, La./Salisbury, Conn.

Robert Hines PK 6-1 185 Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney

Derrick Kennedy DT 6-4 295 Buffalo, N.Y./Turner Carroll

Johnny King DT 6-4 312 Houston/Melby

Gideon Leonard TB/FB 6-2 231 Grand Prairie, Texas/

South Grand Prairie

Roger Logan CB 6-0 175 Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney

Vincent O'Neal DT 6-2 290 Ft. Washington/Friendly

Custavious Patterson QB 6-3 205 Belle Glade, Fla./

Morrisville JC/Belle Glade

James Robeson OT 6-6 360 Dallas/Spruce

Tiant Thomas OT 6-4 320 White Plains/Friendly

Kevin Smith OT 6-6 330 Sumter, S.C./Lakewood

Albert Walker WR 6-2 185 Jacksonville, Fla./ Mandornia

Talley White LB/RB 6-2 225 Columbia/Long Reach

Nyema Wilson DB/P/WR 6-5 190 Columbia/Wilde Lake

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