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      Coastal Carolina announces 2014 football signing day class

      CCU signed two area players in their 2014 class.


      Coastal Carolina 2014 Football Recruiting Class





      Name


      Ht.


      Wt.


      Pos.


      Hometown/Previous School




      Jack Flood
      6-5
      285
      OL
      Miami, Fla. / Belen Jesuit HS



      Sedrick Palmer
      5-10
      210
      LB
      McDonough, Ga. / Eagles Landing HS



      Alex McLaughlin
      5-11
      180
      DB
      Littleton, Mass. / Littleton HS



      Anthony Chesley
      6-0
      165
      DB
      Brandywine, Md. / Gwynn Park HS



      Omar Black
      6-2
      190
      WR
      Marietta, Ga. / Hillgrove HS



      James Heft
      6-2
      185
      Ath
      Covingston, Ga. / Young Americans Christian HS



      Delano Walters
      5-9
      155
      Ath
      Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Socastee HS



      Aaron Donalson
      6-2
      204
      LB
      Syracuse, N.Y. / Christian Brothers Academy



      Josh Stilley
      6-1
      195
      QB
      Cornelius, N.C. / William A. Hough HS



      Hunter Floyd
      6-5
      250
      OL
      Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach HS



      Christian Gill
      6-4
      240
      DT
      Navarre, Fla. / Navarra HS



      Isaac Martin
      5-10
      190
      RB
      Clayton, N.C. / Cleveland HS



      Dae'quan Harrison
      5-10
      165
      CB
      Kissimee, Fla. / Osceola HS









      Omar Black

      WR, 6-2, 190

      Marietta, Ga. / Hillgrove HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Named first team All-Region 4-AAAAAA ... Caught 44 passes for 497 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Participated in the Cobb All-Star Bowl VII ... Ranked 224th-best overall prospect in the nation and the 37th-best receiver by CoachScout.com ... As a junior, caught 19 passes for 279 yards and three scores.



      Anthony Chesley
      DB, 6-0, 165
      Brandywine, Md. / Gwynn Park HS
      Prior to Coastal Carolina: Tabbed first team Maryland 1A/2A All-State as a senior and honorable mention as a junior ... Second team All-Gazette Prince George's County team and All-Met ... As a senior, had five interceptions, six PBUs and four fumble recoveries ... Opponents completed just two passes against him ... Had nine career interceptions, six fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and two defensive TDs ... Played in the Chick-fil-A Challenge, a senior All-Star game between Prince George's County and Southern Maryland Athletic Conference ... Led the Yellow Jackets to an 11-1 record, falling in the second round (region final) of the state championship ... Also runs track ... Four year Honor Roll member.





      Aaron Donalson

      LB, 6-2, 205

      Syracuse, N.Y. / Christian Brothers Academy

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Named to the New York State Sports Writers Association 2A All-State team as a defensive back ... Led his team to the Section III Class 2A championship ... Named All-Central New York and all-league as a senior and junior ... Also played wide receiver ... As a junior and playing defensive end, recorded 80 tackles, 13 sacks, five forced fumbles, eight pass break-ups and one safety.





      Jack Flood

      OL, 6-5, 285

      Miami, Fla. / Belen Jesuit HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Named third team 8A All-State ... Played in the Nike/TOC Dade County vs Florida All-Star Game ... Earned second team All-Dade County ... registered 85 pancake blocks as a senior ... Led team to an 8-4 record ... Also plays lacrosse.





      Hunter Floyd

      OL, 6-5, 250

      Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      First team All-Region VII-AAA ... As a senior, played center for the 2013 2A state champion Seahawks ... Anchored an offensive line that allowed sophomore running back Brandon Sinclair to rush for a Grand Strand-best 1,886 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns ... Also provided protection for sophomore quarterback Drayton Arnold, who threw for 2,170 yards and 30 scores ... Played tight end as a junior and has played guard and long snapper.





      Christian Gill

      DL, 6-4, 240

      Navarre, Fla. / Navarre HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Selected Associate Press first team 6A All-State and first team All-Panhandle ... Played in the Florida East-West All-Star game ... Tallied 96 tackles and eight sacks as a senior ... Team reached the state semifinals in 2013 ... Prior to his senior season, named the Northwest Florida Daily News Dandy Dozen ... Second team Pensacola News Journal All-Area as a junior and honorable mention 6A All-State ... Helped the Panthers to a 12-2 record ... Also a track and field athlete.





      Dae'quan Harrison

      DB, 5-10, 165

      Kissimmee, Fla. / Osceola HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Third team All-State and second team All-Central Florida as an athlete by FloridaHSFootball.com ... 2013 Osceola News-Gazette Football Offensive Player of the Year, playing quarterback, Selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game ... Led the Kowboys to back-to-back 7A state semifinal appearances and the team was 24-4 over his final two seasons ... As senior, lost in the semifinal game despite touchdown runs of 78 and 58 yards as well as a 65-yard TD completion and finishing with 202 rushing yards ... Caught a two-point conversion and added a 78-yard kickoff return versus Lakeland in the quarterfinals ... For the season, had 813 yards rushing and six touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards per carry, and passed for another 640 yards and six touchdowns as the Kowboys compiled an 11-3 record and reached the state semifinals for the second year in a row ... As a junior, also threw for 640 yards with 11 TDs





      James Heft

      Ath., 6-2, 185

      Covington, Ga. / Young Americans Christian HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      First team All-State as a senior, junior and sophomore ... Ranked 38th in the state in rushing as a senior with 1,192 yards in nine games (132.4 per game) with 10 touchdowns ... Added 391 passing yards, 112 receiving yards (three receptions with two scores) and 49 tackles ... Named his team's offensive and defensive MVP as a junior and senior and defensive MVP as a sophomore ... Has a 3.85 GPA and is a member of the BETA club and National Honor Society.





      Isaac Martin

      RB, 5-10, 195

      Clayton, N.C. / Cleveland HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected to play in the 77th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Named the Two Rivers 3A Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... Set Cleveland High School standards for career records with 5,451 career rushing yards (three seasons), 81 touchdowns and 31 wins ... Led the Rams to the semifinals as he rushed for 1,837 yards on 302 carries with 31 touchdowns, adding eight two-point conversions ... Ran for 404 yards, one of the top 15 single-game efforts in North Carolina High School Athletic Association history, and scored five touchdowns in a game against Southern Wayne ... Also had rushing games of 263 and 247 yards as a senior ... As a junior, ran for 2,185 yards - 17th-best total in the state - on 225 attempts with 28 touchdowns ... As a sophomore, Martin rushed for almost 1,200 yards and helped carry the Rams to the state semifinals in the team's first year as a varsity program ... Has a 4.3 GPA





      Alex McLaughlin

      DB, 5-11, 180

      Littleton, Mass. / Liittleton HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Named to the Massachusetts Football Coaches State "Super 26" All-State team as a defensive back ...Earned a spot on the Telegram & Gazette Super Team and 2013 GoLocal Worcester football All Stars as a linebacker ... His skills at quarterback led Littleton coach Mike Lynn to change its wing-t offense to to a fast-paced spread system that has become one of the most prolific in the state, leading the Tigers (13-0) to the 2013 Division 6 Super Bowl state championship ... Accounted for 225 yards and two scores in the title game ... Helped Little score a Central Mass record 543 points ... Had 129 rushes for 1,304 yards and 19 scores as a senior ... Completed 82 of 140 passes for 1,478 yards and 17 TDs ... Added 24 tackles and four interceptions on defense ... Tabbed the Lowell Sun's 2012 Mid-Wach Division D MVP, the Division 6 Overall MVP ... Also a standout baseball player ... As a junior hit .433 with three homers and 27 RBI while posting a 6-0 record on the mound with a 0.70 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 36.2 innings ... Named 2011 Mid-Wach Division C MVP in baseball.





      Sedrick Palmer

      LB, 5-10, 210

      McDonough, Ga. / Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Tabbed Atlanta Journal Constitution 4A All-State as a linebacker, All-Southside Area as an athlete ...Named second team Class 4A All-State by Georgia Sports Writers Association as a linebacker ... Participated in the Georgia Rising Seniors Top 100 All-Star game ... Logged 84 tackles, including 45 solo, with seven tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception ... Rushed for 747 yards and nine touchdowns on 131 attempts ... Also caught 11 passes for 233 yards and a score ... According to the Henry County Herald, sacrificed being the "go-to guy" at Henry County High in order to transfer to Eagle's Landing and help childhood friend and fellow senior tailback Corey Holloway push toward a berth in the state playoffs and finish a school-best 8-3 ... Prior to his senior season, named to the Atlanta NeighborNewspapers.com SUPER 7 ... As a junior, rushed for 1,100 yards in just six games and considered one of the area's top running backs at Henry County HS ... Selected to play in the 2012 Georgia Junior Bowl.





      Josh Stilley

      QB, 6-1, 195

      Cornelius, N.C. / William A. Hough HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina:
      Two-time IMECK 4A All-Conference ... Tabbed Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools MECKA 8 All-Conference as a senior ... Threw for 2,274 yards (115-for-196) and 25 touchdowns as a senior ... Led school to a 10-2 record and reached the first round of the playoffs ... As a junior, completed 123-of-249 passes for 2,103 yards with 19 scores ... Led the Huskies to a 9-3 record and the fledgling school's first playoff appearance .. For his four-year career, completed 352-of-699 passes for 5,650 yards and 52 TDs.





      Delano Walters

      Ath., 5-9, 155

      Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Socastee HS

      Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named first team All-Region VII-AAA and WPDE All-Zone Team ... Ranked second among Grand Strand athletes as he rushed for 1,469 yards on 167 attempts (8.8 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior (one spot ahead of teammate Hunter Renfro's 1,421 yards) ... Helped the Braves to a 12-1 record and win region titles in 2012 and '13 while reaching the AAA Final 8 both seasons ... Named WMBF Athlete of the Week (Oct. 31) ... Rushed for 110 yards and added 61 receiving yards versus Marlboro County in a third-round playoff loss ... Rushed for 270 yards and two scores versus Hilton Head in a playoff win ... Had an 88-yard kickoff return in the regular-season finale ... As a junior, rushed for 487 yards and five touchdowns while adding another 100 yards and two scores receiving.

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