PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The NCAA National Letters of Intent poured in all day on Wednesday as University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff head coach Monte Coleman and his Golden Lions coaching staff received commitments from local and nationwide high school and junior college football players.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which captured the 2012 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship after going 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference, signed 15 players on the initial day of the signing period, including five in-state players and 10 out-of-state players.
"I think today was a good day. We received the majority of the offers that we extended," said head coach Monte Coleman. "We've got the size that we needed, and a good group of skill position players. Overall, it's been a very good day, and I'm excited to see these young men come in and put on the black and gold."
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The following players have committed to play as Golden Lions in the upcoming 2013 campaign:
Name Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown School
Walter Ashley RB 5'9 175 Pine Bluff, AR Pine Bluff H.S.
Michael Blanco CB 5'9 175 Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff H.S.
Brandon Duncan QB 6'3 205 Roosevelt, NY North Carolina Prep
Tavion Garrison SS 5'11 185 Little Rock, AR Parkview H.S.
Caelon Harden F/S 6'0 190 Little Rock, AR Parkview H.S.
John Hawkins WR 5'11 180 Montgomery, AL St. Jude H.S.
Lawrence Henderson DT 6'2 270 Houston, TX Trinity Valley J.C.
Braxton Hoof WR 5'11 175 Camden, AR Camden Fairview H.S.
Jarvis Jackson S/S 6'2 180 Winnfield, La Winnfield H.S.
Jeremy Jamison RB 5'9 180 New Orleans, La Edna Karr H.S.
Kendall Richardson WR 6'3 190 Montgomery, AL St. Jude H.S.
Jamal Smith LB 6'2 210 Rowlett, TX Rowlett H.S.
Jamie Smith RB 6'0 220 Camden, AR Camden Fairview H.S.
Joshua Turnage OT 6'6 350 San Diego, CA Lincoln H.S.
Dave White DB 6'1 178 Baton Rouge, LA McKinley H.S.