Football Signing Day Blog

Welcome to the Zips Football Signing Day Blog!

Check back throughout the day for updates as each prospect signs his National Letter of Intent. Also be sure to follow @ZipsFB for the latest updates as well.

You can watch a live video stream of our Signing Day Press Conference at 5:30 p.m. ET.


1:15 p.m. – Don't forget, season tickets and renewals went on sale this morning at 10 a.m.

1:06 p.m.
– This concludes our 2014 Signing Day Class. We will hold an open to the public press conference on the Towpath Credit Union Press Level (7th floor) of InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field at 5:30 p.m. You can also watch a live video stream as head coach Terry Bowden breaks down the class with Zips Sports Network personality Joe Dunn.

1:04 p.m.
Watch highlights of Travonte Junius

Travonte Junius

Pos: DE/LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary HS

Helped St. V-M to a Division III state championship as a junior and senior … as a senior, had 62 tackles, 17 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, three interceptions (returned one for a touchdown) … also recovered one fumble and returned it for a TD, and forced one fumble as a senior … as a junior, had 67 tackles, 12 sacks, 15 TFLs, eight forced fumbles and two INTs … also competed in basketball, and track and field for the Irish … born Nov. 9, 1995.

1:00 p.m.
– DE/LB Travonte Junius (6-3, 205) has signed.

11:46 a.m.
Watch highlights of Kyron Brown

Kyron Brown

Pos: CB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Fla.
High School: Boynton Beach HS

Credited with six interceptions as a senior, after having two as a junior … born May 26, 1996.

11:40 a.m.
– CB Kyron Brown (6-1, 170) has signed.

11:16 a.m.
– Zips football received a commitment from WR Blake Dennis (5-11, 175) from Orrville, Ohio (Orrville HS). It's anticipated he will be a January 2015 enrollee.

Blake Dennis
Pos: WR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Hometown: Orrville, Ohio
High School: Orrville HS

Four-year varsity starter … selected for OHSFCA North-South Classic All-Star Game as a senior … made 31 catches as a junior … also competed in basketball and track …  born June 6, 1995.

10:55 a.m.
Watch highlights of Brock Boxen

Brock Boxen

Pos: DL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
Hometown: New Galilee, Pa.
High School: Beaver Falls HS

Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-WPIAL Class AA Midwestern as a senior … born Dec. 28, 1995.

10:45 a.m.
– DL Brock Boxen (6-2, 250) has signed.

10:37 a.m.
Watch highlights of Scott Boyett

Scott Boyett

Pos: OL
Height: 6-7
Weight: 315
Hometown: Dania, Fla.
Previous School/High School: Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC / South Broward HS

Has two seasons of eligibility remaining after transferring from Santa Rosa JC in Santa Rosa, Calf. … SRJC competed in the Golden Valley Bowl in 2013 … attended South Broward HS in Hollywood, Fla., where he was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Bulldogs … Florida Sun-Sentinel first team all-county selection as a senior in 2010 … born Dec. 28, 1992.

10:36 a.m.
– OL Scott Boyett (6-7, 315) has signed.

10:26 a.m.
Watch highlights of Jamal Baggett

Jamal Baggett

Pos: S
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
High School: River Forest HS

Named first team all-conference as a senior when his team posted a 9-2 record (most wins since 1992) … as a junior, recorded 33 tackles, made nine pass breakups and had one interception … two-time all-state performer in track and field … cousins, Terry Baggett and Lance Baggett, both play football at Army … born Dec. 21, 1995.

10:23 a.m.
– S Jamal Baggett (5-11, 185) has signed.

10:20 a.m.
Watch highlights of Newman Williams

Newman Williams

Pos: LB
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary HS

St. V-M won a Division III state championship his junior and senior year … played both linebacker and fullback for the Irish … as a junior, made 117 tackles to go with four interceptions and two recovered fumbles … also played basketball ... born Nov. 9, 1995.

10:05 a.m.
– LB Newman Williams (6-2, 240) has signed.

9:38 a.m.
Watch highlights of Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Pos: DB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.
High School: Champagnat Catholic HS

Second-team All-Dade County as a senior, when he posted 45 tackles, eight pass breakups and five interceptions … third-team all-county as a junior … responsible for 50 tackles, 12 pass breakups and five interceptions during his junior year … born April 26, 1995.

9:35 a.m.
– DB Jason Williams (6-3, 185) has signed.

9:18 a.m.
Watch highlights of Undrea Bullard

Undrea Bullard
Pos: DL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 250
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Gibbs HS

First-team All-Pinellas County as a senior when he had 42 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, eight sacks and two recovered fumbles … Pinellas County All-Star as a senior … also played basketball … basketball team combined for a 28-5 record during his junior and senior seasons … born May 27, 1995.

9:10 a.m.
– DL Undrea Bullard (6-6, 250) has signed.

8:55 a.m.
Watch highlights of Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark
Pos: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 276
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: Buchtel HS

Rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com … two-year starter at Buchtel HS as a guard/tackle on offense and end on defense … as a senior, made 64 tackles, eight tackles for loss, six sacks and one interception … credited with 35 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior … prior to competing for Buchtel, was a one-year starter at Coventry HS … born April 25, 1995.

8:51 a.m.
– DL Anthony Clark (6-4, 276) has signed.

7:57 a.m.
Watch highlights of Kris Givens

Kris Givens

Pos: CB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Hometown: Ridgeland, Miss.
Previous School/High School: Holmes (Miss.) CC / Ridgeland HS

Enrolled at Akron in January and will participate in spring practice … has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Competed at Holmes CC in 2012-13 … second-team all-state both seasons … MACJC All-Star as a sophomore when he had 39 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one recovered fumble, four interceptions and three pass breakups … as a freshman, had 35 tackles, three recovered fumbles, six interceptions and 13 pass breakups … attended Ridgeland HS in Ridgeland, Miss. … credited with 83 tackles (35 unassisted), five interceptions, four recovered fumbles and two blocked field goals as a high school senior … during his junior year, tallied 98 tackles (52 unassisted), five INTs, two recovered fumbles and four blocked field goals … also returned kickoffs and punts … born Feb. 16, 1994.

7:53 a.m.
Watch highlights of Chandler Kincade

Chandler Kincade

Pos: QB
Height: 6-5
Weight: 230
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
High School: Blackhawk HS

Completed high school early and enrolled at Akron in January … will participate in spring practice.

Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com … as a senior, name first-team pre-season all-state and played in the Chesapeake Bowl all-star game… completed 58-of-110 passes for 727 yards and six touchdowns during his senior year … as a junior, completed 154-of-245 passes for 2,220 yards and 16 TDs … those were the eighth-most yards among all WPIAL and City League players … first-team all-section and named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fab 22 as a junior … also played basketball and was a first-team all-section and all-conference pick… born July 21, 1995.

7:48 a.m.
– Our 2014 class has two early enrollees ... QB Chandler Kincade (6-5, 230) ... CB Kris Givens (5-11, 175). Both will participate in spring practice.

7:28 a.m.
Watch highlights of Kyle Ritz

Kyle Ritz

Pos: OL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 295
Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio
High School: Willoughby South HS

Named first-team All-Ohio, first-team Northeast Ohio All-Lake District and a first-team News-Herald All-Star as a senior ... credited with 22 pancake blocks during his senior campaign ... received second-team Northeast Ohio All-Lake District and second-team News-Herald All-Star honors following his junior season when the team posted a 10-1 record ... MaxPreps Freshman All-American ... born Oct. 12, 1995.

7:15 a.m.
– OL Kyle Ritz (6-5, 295) has signed.

6:30 a.m. – Happy Signing Day, Zips Nation!

The fax machine is primed and ready. Stick with us throughout the day for updates as each prospect officially becomes a Zip. The action should start after 7 a.m.