Central Arkansas welcomes 26 players

Central Arkansas announced its 2014 recruiting class Wednesday, which features 21 high school recruits, four mid-year transfers and one junior college transfer.


The class features five Arkansas signees and brings together players from 10 states.

The first recruiting class for coach Steve Campbell features six defensive backs, five defensive linemen, five offensive linemen and one quarterback.

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•TE Justin Dickey, 6-5, 235

Highland Community College, Kansas

-All department of defense team

-Department of defense defensive MVP

-All-European First-Team DE

-All-European Second-Team TE

-European All-Star team

-All-District Mulvane High School TE

-Ramstein High School offensive MVP

-Ramstein High School defensive MVP

-Ramstein High School MVP track & field

-European All-Star team


•DB Izaiah Skelton, 6-1, 180

San Mateo Junior College, California

-Gray-shirt of the year San Mateo Junior College

-Sacramento High School All-Metro defensive back 2011

-Player of the week defensive back 2011


•DB Martavis Moore, 5-9, 180

Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi

-Mississippi Junior College All-State defensive back

-Mississippi Junior College All-Star 2013

-Brooks High School All-District defensive back 2010-11

-Brooks High School MVP 2011-12

-Brooks High School best defensive player award 2010, 2011, 2012


•LS Jordan Fleming, 6-1, 200

Holmes Community College, Mississippi

-Louisville High School All-State long snapper 2010

-Louisville High School All-Region long snapper 2010


•RB Dominique Thomas, 5-10, 215

Jacksonville (Ala.) High School

-Honorable Mention All-State running back

-First Team All-Region 2012-13

-First Team All-District 2012-13

-Jacksonville High School MVP 2012-13

-Alabama Sports Writers Prep Football Player of the Week (twice)

-T.V. 24 MVP 2012-13


•OL John Austin Cook, 6-4, 300

Grenada (Miss.) High School

-First Team All-District offensive lineman

-Grenada High School defensive player of the year 2012

-Four-year starter

-More than 100 knockdowns in each of last two seasons

-Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game


•OL Will Jones, 6-4, 300

Parkers Chapel (Ark.) High School

-Max Emfinger All-American offensive lineman 2014

-All-State offensive lineman 2012

-All-State offensive lineman 2013

-AAA All-Star game

-ArkansasVarsity.com All-Senior team

-Rivals two-star

-Scout.com two-star

-All-Region offensive lineman 2012

-All-Region offensive lineman 2013

-Region 8 offensive lineman of the year 2013


•OL Austin Horton, 6-3, 290

McKinney (Texas) North High School

-First Team All-Region offensive lineman 2013

-Second Team All-County offensive lineman 2013

-Dallas Area offensive lineman 2013

-All-District offensive lineman 2013

-Team captain 2012-13

-Three-year starter


•OL Curtis Parker, 6-2, 285

North Little Rock High School

-All-State offensive lineman 2012-13

-All-Conference offensive lineman 2011, 2012, 2013

-All-Metro team 2012, 2013

-ArkansasVarsity.com Top 30 prospect

-Rivals two-star

-AAA, All-Star game


•OL David Tachie, 6-3, 288

McKinney (Texas) High School

-USA Today All-American

-Preseason All-State

-First Team All-District 2012-13

-Atlantis player of the game

-Plano West player of the game

-Tom Lemming Prep Award finalist


•QB Hunter Moore, 6-1, 209

East Hamilton (Tenn.) High School

-Third Team All-State

-First Team All-District 2012-13

-District 5 offensive player of the year 2013

-District 5 quarterback of the year 2013

-247 Sports Top 5 Tennessee quarterback

-Rivals two-star

-Scout.com two-star

-6,586 pass yards, 59 touchdowns; career


•TE Josiah Wymer, 6-3, 260

Springdale High School

-All-State tight end 2013

-All-Conference tight end 2012-13

-AAA All-Star game

-ArkansasVarsity.com Top 20 prospect

-Rivals two-star

-Scout.com two-star

-KURM Dream Team

-31 catches, 6 touchdowns; senior year


•WR Tyrique Edwards, 6-0, 180

Sachse (Texas) High School

-Second Team All-District 2012

-First Team All-District 2013

-Texas receiver of the year 2012

-Texas receiver of the year 2013

-Texas high school player of the week

-Three-year starter

-All-time Sachse leader in receptions (126)


•WR Tyris Lockhart, 6-0, 195

Christian Brothers College, St. Louis (Walk-on)

-Second Team All-Conference receiver 2011

-First Team All-District receiver 2012

-First Team All-District receiver 2013

-Receiver of the year 2013

-Athlete of the week

-Team captain


•ATH Toney Hawkins, 6-1, 180

Morrilton High School (Walk-on)

-All-State quarterback 2012, 2013

-All-Conference quarterback 2011,2012,2013

-Little Rock Touchdown Club 5A player of the year

-State Farm Hooten’s 5A player of the year

-Landers Award finalist

-5A State Championship MVP

-AAA All-Star game

-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Prep Team


•DB Jacob Sisk, 6-0, 175

Colleyville Heritage (Texas) High School

-All-District defensive back 2012

-All-District defensive back 2013

-Defensive MVP 2013

-Player of the week

-Three-year starter

-Ironman award winner


•DB Tremon Smith, 6-1, 185

Saks (Ala.) High School

-First Team All-State quarterback 2013

-First Team All-Region quarterback 2013-14

-First Team All-Region defensive back 2013-14

-District 8 player of the year

-Alabama 3A player of the year

-Two-time state player of the week


•DB Chris Chambers, 6-2, 200

Pearl (Miss.) High School

-First Team All-State defensive back 2013

-First Team All-Region defensive back 2012

-First Team All-Region defensive back 2013

-North/South Bernard-Blackwell All-Star game

-Pearl High School defensive MVP 2012, 2013

-Team captain 2013


•DB Artez Williams, 6-0, 185

Greenwood (Miss.) High School

-Third Team All-State defensive back 2012

-Second Team All-State defensive back 2013

-First Team All-District 2013

-First Team All-Conference 2012, 2013

-Greenville player of the week

-Best defensive back award 2014


•OLB Matthew Hall, 6-0, 215

Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School

-All-State linebacker 2012, 2013

-All-Conference linebacker 2012, 2013


•DL Marseth Andry, 6-1, 275

St. Augustine (La.) High School

-Max Emfinger All-American defensive lineman 2013

-First Team All-District defensive lineman 2012, 2013

-247 Sports two-star


•DL Cardell Best, 6-4, 250

Little Elm (Texas) High School

-First Team All-District defensive lineman

-Player of the year 2013

-Defensive MVP 2012, 2013


•DL Aikeem Coleman, 6-3, 240

Hattiesburg (Miss.) High School

-All-State defensive lineman 2013

-All-District defensive lineman 2013

-Benard Blackwell All-Star game


•DL Dalvin Simmons, 6-2, 225

Little Rock Central High School

-7A All-State defensive lineman 2012, 2013

-7A All-Conference defensive lineman 2012, 2013

-Little Rock Central High School player of the year 2013

-All-Metro defensive lineman 2012, 2013

-ArkansasVarsity.com Top 30 recruit

-AAA All-Star game

-Rivals listed


•DL Eric Jackson, 6-2, 235

Apopka (Fla.) High School

-First Team All-Metro defensive lineman 2013

-First Team Orange County defensive lineman 2013

-247 Sports two-star

-Rivals two-star

-28th-ranked player in Orlando Sentinal


•P Matthew Spencer, 5-10, 175

Holmes Community College (Miss.)

-Honorable Mention All-American punter 2013

-First-Team All-State punter 2013

-First-Team All-Region punter 2013

-Second Team All-State kicker 2009

-Second Team All-State punter 2011

-First Team All-Region kicker 2009

-First Team All-Region punter 2011

-Fox 40 Dream Team punter 2011

-Clarion Ledger top performer 2011


(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan.)

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