Incoming UNA head football coach Brent Dearmon started out his first signing period by adding seven players. Six of those players came on the defensive side and all seven are either from the transfer portal or junior college.

"We are excited about the young men and families that we are adding to this great program," said Dearmon. "In this first signing, we focused on transfers and junior college signees. Now we will turn our attention to building our foundation on high school kids in February."

The lone offensive signee is offensive lineman Edgar Amaya (6-3, 315) of Florence who played at Russellville High School and initially signed with the University of Colorado.

UNA signees

*Edgar Amaya, University of Colorado, 6-3, 315, OL

*Philjae Bien-Aime, UCF, 5-11, 185, DB

Kaleb Browne, Coahoma Community College, 6-0, 280, DL

Elijah Elmore, Iowa Western CC, 6-0, 300, DL

Amauri Floyd, Robert Morris University, 6-1, 210, LB

Andrew Leak, Middle Tennessee, 6-0, 215, LB

Jaylen Powell, Northwest Mississippi CC, 5-11, 190, DB


The Hornets signed a pair of high school players on Wednesday. Alabama State head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. added one on each side of the ball.

Alabama State signees

Joshua Daniel, Minor HS, Adamsville, 6-4, 315, OL

Ethan Tookes, Riverside HS, Jacksonville, Florida, 6-2, 185, CB


West Alabama’s coaching staff added some size with three offensive linemen and three defensive linemen included in the nine-player signing class.

West Alabama signees

Drew Allbrooks, Mississippi Delta CC, 6-1, 299, DL

Khiry Gee, Hinds (Mississippi) CC, 5-10, 167, DB

Bryce Harley, Northeast Mississippi CC, 6-5, 290, OL

Travorus Hunter, Co-Lin (Mississippi) CC, 5-10, 300, DL

Da’Vonta Jackson, Hinds (Mississippi) CC, 6-4, 255, DL

Ishamael Naylor, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, 5-10, 220, LB

Collen Penton, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, 6-1, 228, LS

Logan Sampson, Southwest Mississippi CC, 6-4, 323, OL

*Raidon Williams, Mississippi College, 6-4, 300, OL

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