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Tulane Football Inks 22 During Early Signing Period Green Wave welcomes new signing class for the 2018 season

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football hit the new December early signing period with a splash, as head coach Willie Fritz announced 22 initial signees on Wednesday.

The Green Wave’s 2018 early signing class boasts additions from seven states, including eight players from Louisiana. The group is composed of 11 players on offense (one quarterback, four offensive linemen, three running backs, two wide receivers and one tight end), 10 on the defensive side (five defensive backs and five defensive linemen) and one punter.

“We signed a fantastic class,” Fritz said. “We signed 22 players, and eight of them are from the state of Louisiana. We wanted to make sure we did a good job of recruiting in-state and locally. We got 11 on the offensive side of the ball, 10 on the defensive side of the ball and also a punter. It’s a very well-represented class on both sides of the football.”

Fritz’ crop of initial signees includes 15 three-star recruits: Larry Brooks (DB/Kennedale, Texas/Kennedale HS), Dorian Camel (DB/Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville Magnet), Christian Daniels (QB/Elon, N.C./Western Alamance HS), Carlos Hatcher (DE/Carrolton, Texas/Hebron HS), Nik Hogan (OL/Flowood, Miss./Northwest Rankin HS), Jamiran James (DL/New Orleans/De La Salle HS), Tyrick James (TE/China Spring, Texas/China Spring HS), Jeffery Johnson (DL/Brookhaven, Miss./Brookhaven HS), Amare Jones (RB/Frisco, Texas/Heritage HS), Juan Monjarres (DE/New Orleans/St. Augustine HS), Jason Swann (OL/Pembroke Pines, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas School), Damien Tate (DB/New Orleans/Warren Easton HS), Jorien Vallien (WR/Alexandria, La./Alexandria Senior High), Davon Wright (DL/Donaldsonville, La./Donaldsonville HS), Ryan Wright (P/San Ramon, Calif./California HS).

Notable among the Green Wave’s signees, eight elected to stay home in Louisiana: Camel, Jamiran James, Monjarres, Tate, Vallien, Davon Wright, Macon Clark (DB/Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS) and Michael Remondet (OL/Youngsville, La./Ascension Episcopal School). Five additional signees hail from Texas – Brooks, Hatcher, Tyrick James, Jones and Sorrell Brown (WR/Arlington, Texas/Martin HS) – four come from Florida – Booker, Swann, and Stephen Lewerenz (OL/Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) – and three from Mississippi – Hogan, Johnson and Cameron Carroll (RB/Flowood, Miss./Northwest Rankin HS).

“We were going for quality,” Fritz said. “Obviously, you have go to positionally as well, getting guys across the board at each position. We’d like to have a good spread of talent across the board so we’re not panicking one year when we’re losing a bunch of guys at one position. It’s a good class, and we’ve very, very excited about it.”

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2018 Tulane Football Early Signing Class Roster

Name                           Pos.    Ht.     Wt.     Cl.   Hometown/Previous School(s)

Ygenio Booker              RB      5-11    190     Fr.   Brooksville, Fla./Hernando HS

Larry Brooks                 DB      6-0      190     Fr.   Kennedale, Texas/Kennedale HS

Sorrell Brown               WR     6-3      190     Fr.   Arlington, Texas/Martin HS

Dorian Camel               DB      6-1      180     Fr.   Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville Magnet HS

Cameron Carroll           RB      6-0      220     Fr.   Flowood, Miss./Northwest Rankin HS

Macon Clark                 DB      6-0      185     Fr.   Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS

Christian Daniels          QB      6-2      205     Fr.   Elon, N.C./Western Alamance HS

Carlos Hatcher              DE      6-3      230     Fr.   Carrollton, Texas/Hebron HS

Nik Hogan                    OL      6-5      265     Fr.   Flowood, Miss./Northwest Rankin HS

Jamiran James              DL      6-2      275     Fr.   New Orleans, La./De La Salle HS

Tyrick James                TE      6-2      232     Fr.   China Spring, Texas/China Spring HS

Jeffery Johnson            DL      6-3      312     Fr.   Brookhaven, Miss./Brookhaven HS

Amare Jones                 RB      5-10    185     Fr.   Frisco, Texas/Frisco Heritage HS

Chris Joyce                   DB      5-11    175     Fr.   Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown HS

Stephen Lewerenz         OL      6-4      270     Fr.   Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS

Juan Monjarres             DE      6-1      215     Fr.   New Orleans, La./St. Augustine HS

Michael Remondet        OL      6-4      265     Fr.   Youngsville, La./Ascension Episcopal School

Jason Swann                 OL      6-3      270     Fr.   Pembroke Pines, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas School

Damien Tate                 DB      5-10    175     Fr.   New Orleans, La./Warren Easton HS

Jorien Vallien               WR     6-4      178     Fr.   Alexandria, La./Alexandria Senior HS

Davon Wright               DL      6-1      287     Fr.   Donaldsonville, La./Donaldsonville HS

Ryan Wright                 P         6-3      225     Fr.   San Ramon, Calif./California HS

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