Higgins sees early potential in ESU signing class

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW, Emporia State athletics) Emporia State signed 30 new Hornets for its 2019 signing class.

Fourteen of the players hail from Kansas. As a whole, head coach Garin Higgins sees early potential in this new signing class.

"I think there's a big number of these guys that are going to play early as redshirt freshmen," Higgins said. "From a redshirt freshmen standpoint, I think we're going to have quite possibly more than what we've had before in the past."

The full list of Emporia State signees can be seen below:

High School National Letter of Intent Signees

Arich Ansley 6' 2" 200 S
Putnam City HS • Oklahoma City, Okla.

Daniel Becker 6' 3" 250 DL
Conway Springs HS • Conway Springs, Kan.

Landon Bolf 6' 2" 216 DE
Mustang HS • Mustang, Okla.

Deontei Braggs 6' 1" 190 ATH
Spiro HS • Spiro, Okla.

Ross Brungardt 6' 6" 210 P
Lawrence HS • Lawrence, Kan.

Ian Carpenter 6' 3" 310 OL
Andover Central HS • Andover, Kan.

Colton Dodd 6'2" 285 OL
Enid HS • Enid, Okla.

Eric Galbreath 6' 6" 215 DL
Lawrence HS • Lawrence, Kan.

Declan Haub 6' 1" 205 OLB
Kingfisher HS • Kingfisher, Okla.

Blaine Hinrichs 6' 2" 210 LB
Olpe HS • Olpe, Kan.

Tyler Kahmann 6' 3" 200 WR
Campus HS • Wichita, Kan.

Jaden McDaniel 6' 2" 200 S
Heritage Hall HS • Oklahoma City, Okla.

Chase Merkey 6' 5" 285 OL
Geary HS • Geary, Okla.

Caleb Mondi 6' 1" 210 LB
Lawrence HS • Lawrence, Kan.

Rasheed Noel 6' 2" 195 WR
Coppell HS • Coppell, Texas

Khalil Rasheed 6' 1" 190 S
Coppell HS • Coppell, Texas

Billy Ross Jr. 5' 9" 180 ATH
Heritage Hall HS • Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dante Smith-Posey 6' 3" 305 OL
Shawnee Mission West HS • Lenexa, Kan.

Charlie Suenram 6' 2" 290 DL
Memorial HS • Edmond, Okla.

Gunnar Thompson 6' 4" 220 SB
Poteau HS • Poteau, Okla.

Dom Venegas 6' 1" 180 DB
Mustang HS • Mustang, Okla.

Transfers

Jordan Birch 6'2" 210 RB
Illinois St. • Andover Central HS • Andover, Kan.

Juwan Johnson 5'11" 195 WR
NEO A&M • Memorial HS •Tulsa, Okla.

JT Mackey 6'2" 200 WR
Kilgore CC • Ennis HS • Ennis, Texas

Gee Stanley 6'2" 200 LB
Coffeyville CC • Robert Morris • Coral Gables HS • Miami, Fla.

Will Valentas 6'2" 305 OL
Butler CC • Andover HS • Andover, Kan.

High School Institutional Letters

Kyle Alcanter 6'0 175 DB
Basehor-Linwood HS • Basehor, Kan.

Evan Kruse 6'3" 190 QB
Campus HS • Wichita, Kan.

Sage Sieperda 6'0 215 LB
Mill Valley HS • Shawnee, Kan.

Devin Stoker 5'10" 165 WR
Olathe North HS • Olathe, Kan.