Liberty football coach Turner Gill added 18 players to his 2016 roster as part of National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Gill’s 2016 signing class, his fifth recruiting class at Liberty, includes 15 high school standouts, a junior college player who will join the team in August and two players who have already joined Liberty’s spring roster.
Gill’s 2016 recruiting class includes five offensive linemen, three safeties, two defensive linemen, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers, plus a running back, kicker, cornerback and linebacker.
This year’s recruiting class is one of the most diverse in Gill’s history, as Liberty’s coaching staff was able to ink players from 10 different states.
The Flames signed multiple players from the high school hotbeds of Florida (5), Georgia (3) and Texas (3), while getting single signees from Alabama, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Liberty 2016 Freshmen Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Michael Anderson DE 6-3 220 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd H. Anderson HS
Damian Bounds OL 6-2 260 Ellenwood, Ga./Stockbridge HS
Aidan Burroughs OL 6-3 290 Norfolk, Neb./Norfolk Catholic HS
Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert QB 6-2 175 Plantation, Fla./Miami Carol City Senior HS
Ethan Crawford OL 6-3 315 Augusta, Ga./Aquinas HS
Ceneca Espinoza, Jr. S 6-1 215 Arlington, Va./Washington & Lee HS
Korell Evans LB 6-1 215 Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale HS
Jimmy Faulks CB 6-1 175 St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood HS
Antonio Gandy-Golden WR 6-4 190 Dallas, Ga./Paulding County HS
DeCarlo Hamilton NG 6-3 315 Plantation, Fla./American Heritage School
Mitchell Lewis RB 6-0 220 Auburn, Ala./Lee-Scott Academy
Julio Lozano OL 6-4 270 Bellaire, Texas/Bellaire HS (Kilgore College)
Lionell McConnell WR 5-10 180 Allen, Texas/Allen HS
Alex Probert K 5-9 170 Andover, Minn./Andover HS
Brandon Tillmon S 6-1 210 Lexington, S.C./River Bluff HS
Daniel Zapata OL 6-2 270 Guttenburg, N.J./Paramus Catholic HS
2016 Mid-Year Enrollees
Solomon McGinty S 6-1 210 Navasota, Texas/Navasota HS (Tyler JC)
Rudiger Yearick QB 6-4 190 Indian Trail, N.C./Metrolina Christian Acad.