Courtesy of Nicholls State Athletics
THIBODAUX, La. â€“ Nicholls State University football Head Coach Charlie
Stubbs signed a total of 22 prep and junior college standouts on
National Signing Day with 12 being from Louisiana, announced the
Nicholls Athletics Department on Wednesday afternoon at a press
conference held at the Thibodaux Hampton Inn & Suites.
Of the 22 inked on National Signing Day, five are arriving mid-year
while the other 17 will join the Colonel family in the 2010 fall
â€œWe are very excited about this group of young men. We feel like we
accomplished a lot in a little amount of time, and feel like we got not
just some very good athletes, but true student-athletes that value the
importance of education,â€ said Stubbs about his first signing class at
the helm of the Colonel football program.
The signing class includes three quarterbacks, all playing in some form
of a multiple pro offense in high school. The three quarterbacks are
Beaux Hebert of Greater Atlanta Christian, Landry Klann of McCollum, and
Justin Rosborough of Ft. Bend Hightower.
Hebert, the youngest son of former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert, passed
for over 1,800 yards while also posting 18 touchdown passes in his
senior season in 2009. Klann was the Texas District 29-4A Offensive
MVP, accounting for 1,928 yards passing, 1,110 yards rushing and 43
total touchdowns as a senior. Rosborugh was 10-1 as a starter in 2009,
and passed for 1,433 yards and 22 scores.
â€œWith the new direction of offensive philosophy that I bring, we had to
recruit some top notch quarterbacks that over time will be developed to
execute all phases of the offense. These young men have not only
exceptional athletically ability, but great leadership qualities,â€ said
Stubbs about his quarterback recruits.
Louisiana standouts on the list include the South LaFourche duo of
offensive lineman Rafe Plaisance and tight end Mark Mayberry whom led
the Tarpons to a 10-2 record and a District Championship in 2009.
Plaisance was an All-District and All-Region selection.
Other homegrown high schools talents signing with Nicholls include tight
end Nick Scelfo of St. Michael the Archangel, tight end Josh Dudley of
Jesuit, running back Stephen Richmond of DeRidder, linebacker Miles
Oâ€™Brien of Archbishop Rummel, linebacker Warren Lennix Jr. of
Destrehan, defensive back Toren Joseph of St. Augustine, defensive back
Jordan Hanberry of John Curtis Christian, defensive backs Brian Lewis
and Jonathan Smith of Edna Karr, and Siegan Vergenal of Westgate.
â€œIt did not take me long to realize after studying video and visiting
with local high schools that Louisiana has some very well coached teams,
and exceptional student-athletes to recruit. It will always be our
philosophy to start our recruiting local and expand when needed,â€ said
Stubbs about recruiting Louisiana.
Out of state prep players to make the pilgrimage to Nicholls include
running back Marcus Washington of Foley in Lillian, Ala., wide receiver
Calvin Davison, Jr. of Blount in Prichard, Ala. Washington was and
All-County selection the last three seasons, while Davidson was an
All-Region Second Team member.
Mid-year student-athletes to the list include wide receivers Floyd Chism
and Kenyad Blair, defensive tackles Gavin Whitfield and Michael
Billingsley, and kicker/punter Andrew Dolan. Chism and Dolan are
mid-year high school graduates, while Blair, Whitfield and Billinglsy
are all junior college additions. All are enrolled in classes for the
A complete list consisting of biographical, statistical and personal
information is below on the 2010 National Signing Day class.
Beaux Hebert, QB, 6-3, 177, Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross, Georgia
At Greater Atlanta Christian: Completed over 51 percent of his passes
during his senior campaignâ€¦ Had 18 touchdown passesinterceptionsâ€¦ Threw for a total of 1,800 yards in 2009â€¦ Was a team
captainâ€¦ Named All-County while also garnering Gwinnett County Touchdown
Player of the Month honorsâ€¦ Two-sport athlete, lettering in basketball
on a team currently No. 2 in the state of Georgia.
Personal: Son of Teresa and former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert.
Landry Klann, QB, 6-2, 200, McCollum High School, San Antonio, Texas
At McCollum: Named District 29-4A Offensive Player MVP, while also
garnering All-District First Team honors as a quarterback and safetyâ€¦
Tossed a total of 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions his senior seasonâ€¦
Three for a total 5,788 yards while rushing for another 1,770 in his
prep careerâ€¦ Also completed 54 percent of his passes to go along with 52
passing scores and 34 rushing touchdowns in his careerâ€¦ Also lettered in
basketball and baseball, notching All-District honors in both.
Personal: Son of Kristie and Carl Klann.
Justin Rosborough, QB, 6-2, 180, Ft. Bend Hightower High School,
At Ft. Bend Hightower: Named All-District First Team quarterback in
District 23-5Aâ€¦ Recorded a 10-1 record as a starter in 2009â€¦ Completed
60 percent of his passes his senior season, while also passing for 1,433
yardsâ€¦ Had 22 touchdown passes with only six interceptions in 2009â€¦
Rushed for 400-plus yards and six scores as wellâ€¦ Also a standout in
basketball and track and fieldâ€¦ A two-time member of the National Honor
Personal: Son of Elizabeth and Erick Rosborough
Rafe Plaisance, OL, 6-3, 300, South LaFourche High School, Galliano,
At South LaFourche: Named All-District and All-Region First Team, while
also earning All-State Honorable Mention recognitionâ€¦ Had a total of 63
pancake blocks his senior seasonâ€¦ Participated in the Bayou vs. River
Region All-Star game held in John L. Guidry Stadiumâ€¦ Also played in the
Nike Louisiana vs. Texas bayou Bowl gameâ€¦ Was a member of the track and
Personal: Son of Tammy and Russell Plaisance.
Nick Scelfo, TE, 6-3, 225, St. Michael the Archangel High School, Baton
At St. Michael the Archangel: Named All-District First Team three
seasons, while also notching All-State First Team as a senior in 2009â€¦
Graduates as the schoolâ€™s all-time leader in career receptions with 88â€¦
Hauled in a total of 49 receptions for 766 yards and six scores his
senior campaignâ€¦ Also lettered in baseball.
Personal: Son of Denise and Robbie Scelfo.
Josh Dudley, TE, 6-3, 205, Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
At Jesuit: Had a total of 27 receptions for 430 yards and three
touchdowns his senior season in 2009â€¦ Was a three year letter-winner in
both football and basketball.
Personal: Son of Deidra and Tyrone Dudley.
Mark Mayberry, TE, 6-2, 235, South LaFourche High School, Galliano,
At South LaFourche: Named All-District and All-Region First Team his
senior season in 2009â€¦ Participated in the Bayou vs. River Region
All-Star game in John L. Guidry Stadiumâ€¦ Was an Academic All-State
selectionâ€¦ An honor roll student throughout his prep careerâ€¦ Named
English Student of the Year as a freshmanâ€¦ Lettered in basketball as
Personal: Son of Amanda and Mark Mayberry.
Marcus Washington, RB, 6-0, 205, Foley High School, Lillian, Alabama
At Foley: Was a three-year All-County selection in both football and
basketballâ€¦ A three year letter-winner in football, while notching four
in basketballâ€¦ Holds the school record for most receptions in a game
with 19â€¦ Also holds the school record for most touchdowns in a season
with 22â€¦ Rushed for 700 yards his senior campaign, while receiving
another 400 in 2009â€¦ Passed for two touchdowns as wellâ€¦ A National Honor
Society and student council member.
Personal: Son of Patricia and Booker T. Washington.
Stephen Richmond, RB, 5-9, 176, DeRidder High School, DeRidder,
At DeRidder: Notched All-District First Team recognition his senior and
junior seasonsâ€¦ A career three year lettermanâ€¦ Had a total of 219
carries for 1,182 yards his senior seasonâ€¦ Averaged 5.4 yards per carry
in 2009â€¦ Also lettered in track and fieldâ€¦ An Honor Roll student.
Personal: Son of Tina and Wayne Richmond.
Calvin Davison Jr., WR, 5-9, 170, Blount High School, Prichard, Alabama
At Blount: Named All-Region Second Team his senior season in 2009â€¦ Once
garnered Press-Register Player of the Week honorsâ€¦ In his senior
campaign, recorded a total of 65 receptions for 965 yards and 14
touchdownsâ€¦ Was a part of the Elite Service Program, which was a
community service organization.
Personal: Son of Cecelia and Calvin Davison Sr.
Myles Oâ€™Brien, LB, 6-3, 210, Archbishop Rummel High School, Metairie,
At Archbishop Rummel: Was a member of the schoolâ€™s first ever
appearance in the Louisiana State 5A Championship gameâ€¦ Twice named to
the Clarion Herald Elite Defensive Teamâ€¦ Notched All-District First Team
honors from the Times Picayune and WWLâ€¦ Had a total of 134 tackles his
senior season that included 15 sacks, 20 tackles for a loss, four forced
fumbles, three pass breakups and one field goal blackâ€¦ Also participated
in baseball and track and field.
Personal: Son of Janelle and Rick Oâ€™Brienâ€¦ Grandson of June and Joe
Warren Lennix Jr., LB, 6-1, 210, Destrehan High School, New Sarpy,
At Destrehan: Was a member of back-to-back Louisiana 5A State
Championship teams in 2007 and 2008â€¦ Helped lead his team to a 32-game
winning streak that spanned over the course of three seasonsâ€¦ Had 60
total tackles with seven sacks and three fumble recoveries his senior
season in 2009â€¦ Played in the River vs. Bayou Region All-Star game in
John L. Guidry Stadiumâ€¦ Also a letterman in track and field.
Personal: Son of Deione Daniels and Warren Lennix Sr.
Toren Joseph, DB, 6-1, 185, St. Augustine High School, New Orleans,
At St. Augustine: Registered a total of 72 total tackles, three sacks
and one interception his senior season in 2009â€¦ Was named the Clarion
Herald Player of the Week vs. LaGrange High School for his outstanding
play in the gameâ€¦ Also lettered in baseball for three seasonsâ€¦ A member
of the Honor Roll throughout his prep career.
Personal: Son of Sharon Oâ€™Neal and Thomas Joseph.
Jordan Hanberry, DB, 5-10, 185, John Curtis High School, River Ridge,
At John Curtis: Was named All-District, All-Metro and All-State First
Team his senior season in 2009â€¦ Led the school to an appearance in the
Louisiana State 2A Championship gameâ€¦ Had a total of 65 tackles in 2009
to go along with six interceptions and three returned for touchdownsâ€¦
Also garnered Academic All-State and WGO and WWL Scholar Athlete of the
Week recognition his senior campaignâ€¦ Was named U.S. Army High School
Player of the Week once in 2009â€¦ Lettered in baseball, basketball, and
track and field.
Personal: Son of Elaine and Joel Hanberry.
Brian Lewis, DB, 5-10, 180, Edna Karr High School, New Orleans,
At Edna Karr: In his senior season in 2009, was named All-District and
All-Metro First Teamâ€¦ Also garnered All-State Honorable recognition in
2009â€¦ Team went 11-2 his senior year, ending the year in the state
playoffsâ€™ quarterfinal roundâ€¦ Recorded a total of 20 career
interceptions to go along with 15 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries
and two forced fumbles.
Personal: Son of Katrina and Brian Lewis.
Jonathan Smith, DB, 6-1, 180, Edna Karr High School, New Orleans,
At Edna Karr: Was a part of a squad that went 11-2 his senior season
that went to the quarterfinals of the state playoffsâ€¦ Had a total of 90
tackles with one interception in 2009â€¦ Finished his prep career with
over 120 career total tacklesâ€¦ Also a standout in track and field, being
recognized for his athleticism by being named All-District Second Team
as a junior.
Personal: Son of Rochelle and Johnny Smith.
Siegan Vergenal, DB, 6-0, 185, Westgate High School, New Iberia,
At Westgate: Led hishis senior seasonâ€¦ A four year lettermanâ€¦ Named All-District First Team
and All-Acadiana Second Team in 2009â€¦ Had a total of 71 tackles, five
tackles for a loss, two interceptions, three pass breakups and a forced
fumble his senior campaignâ€¦ Also served as the teamâ€™s place kicker,
notching a career long of 52 yardsâ€¦Earned the teamâ€™s Tiger Award in 2009â€¦
Also a an All-District selection in baseballâ€¦ A member of the National
Personal: Son of Angie and Jamie Vergenal.
Floyd Chism, WR, 6-1, 170, Daingerfield High Schools, Lone Star, Texas *
At Daingerfield: Named All-District Honorable Mention in 2009 and Second
Team in 2008â€¦ Also notched All-District Honorable Mention recognition as
a juniorâ€¦ Led his squad to back-to-back Texas 2A State Championshipsâ€¦
Lettered in both basketball and track and field, specializing in the
400m and 200mâ€¦ A member of student council, Business Professional of
America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Son of Tegra and Torre Chism
Kenyad Blair, WR, 6-2, 205, Northeast Oklahoma Junior College, Oklahoma
At Northeast Oklahoma JC: Finished up his sophomore stint with 40
receptions for over 400 yards and touchdownâ€¦ Named to the Deanâ€™s List
all four semesters.
Personal: Son of Lasonya Basham and Kenny Blair.
Gavin Whitfield, DT, 6-3, 280, Georgia Military College, Warren Robins,
At Georgia Military College: Had a total of 24 tackles that included
three sacks his sophomore campaignâ€¦ Presented with the Tough Man of the
Year award on defense in 2009â€¦ A Deanâ€™s List memberâ€¦ Prepped at Houston
County, and finished with 24 tackles and three sacks his senior season.
Personal: Son of Monecius and Milton Davis.
Michael Billingsley, DT, 6-4, 283, Northeast Oklahoma Junior College,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma*
At Northeast Oklahoma JC: Had a total of 30 tackles and two sacks as a
sophomoreâ€¦ Garnered the 2007 Jim Thorpe All-Star Game Defensive MVP
accoladeâ€¦ Prepped at Southeast High Schoolâ€¦ A prominent basketball
player in high school.
Personal: Son of Camesha Billingsley and Michael Childs.
Andrew Dolan, K, 6-1, 180, McGill Toolen High School, Mobile, Alabama*
At McGill Toolen: Was an All-County selection three seasons, notching
First Team as a junior and seniorâ€¦ Named All-State Second Team in 2009â€¦
Voted the Countyâ€™s Special Teams Player of the Yearâ€¦ Was 7-of-10 for
field goals his senior season with a long of 48 yards and 42-of-43 on
point-after-attemptsâ€¦ Had 37 punts for an average 41.3 yards per markâ€¦
Also was a standout soccer player.
Personal: Son of Linda and Danny Dolan. Joins brother Patrick Dolan at