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February 6, 2013

Mules add solid signing day class

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Central Missouri head football coach Jim Svoboda and the Mules' football staff will be announcing the 2013 signing class on Wednesday, February 6. Keep on eye on this page throughout the day for updates on the latest signees. Student-athletes will be added to the list once their National Letters of Intent have been received and verified by school administrators

Below are the players that have already signed...

Antwynn Beavers, Jr.
RB * 5-9 * 170 * Fr.-HS
Kansas City, Mo. / Liberty North HS
Beavers was a two-time all-state honoree while rushing for 4,863 yards and 49 touchdowns in his career at Liberty North High School. He racked up 2,239 yards and 25 touchdowns during his junior season and rushed up 1,740 yards and 13 scores as a senior.

Greg Amos
DB * 5-11 * 175 * Fr.-HS
Bolingbrook, Ill. / Bolingbrook HS
Amos was an all-conference and all-area pick for Bolingbrook High School. He helped lead his team to a state championship as a junior in 2011. As a senior, he totaled 51 tackles, eight pass break-ups, four interceptions to go along with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a touchdown.

Monteze Latimore
DB * 6-1 * 185 * Fr.-HS
St. Louis, Mo. / Cleveland NJROTC
Latimore was a two-time all-conference and all-state selection at Cleveland NJROTC in St. Louis. He finished his senior season with 126 tackles, six sacks, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He also led the offense in total yards from his wide receiver position. Latimore is also a two-time state qualifier in wrestling.

Cole Bouwens
OL * 6-3 * 235 * Fr.-HS
Olathe, Kan. / Olathe Northwest HS
Bouwens was an honorable mention all-conference offensive lineman at Olathe Northwest High School. He helped anchor an offensive line that averaged over four yards per carry rushing the football. His father, Shawn, played in the NFL for five years with the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Derrick Puni
OL/TE * 6-5 * 245 * Fr.-HS
St. Louis, Mo. / Francis Howell Central HS
Puni played tight end during his senior season at Francis Howell Central, where he caught 13 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown. He is also a standout basketball player at Howell Central, where he became only the fourth 1,000-point scorer in school history.

Jamarkus Means
OL * 6-4 * 285 * Fr.-HS
Spartanburg, S.C. / Spartanburg HS
Means was a standout offensive lineman at Spartanburg High School helping lead his team to the South Carolina state quarterfinals. He was named all-area and all-region and was selected to play in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game.

Tyson Holcomb
DL * 6-3 * 215 * Fr.-HS
Spartanburg, S.C. / Byrnes HS
Holcomb was a three-year varsity letterwinner for national power Byrnes High School. He helped lead his team to three straight state semifinals appearances, including two state championships during his sophomore and junior seasons. He is also a letterwinner in track & field, where he ran a 51.4 second 400-meter and was a state qualifier in the triple jump.

Roy Hickman
LB * 6-3 * 210 * Fr.-HS
Richton Park, Ill. / Rich South HS
Hickman was an all-area selection at Rich South High School where he finished his senior season with 71 tackles and two sacks from his linebacker position. On offense, he hauled in 24 catches for 500 yards and six touchdowns.

Chris Gomez
OL * 6-3 * 280 * Fr.-HS
Lenexa, Kan. / St. James Academy
Gomez was an honorable mention all-state selection for St. James Academy. He was a four-year starter and helped lead St. James to a 7-2 record as a senior. He recorded 45 tackles on defense and had a fumble recovery. Was named Defensive Player of the Game twice for his performance in game against Paola and DeSoto. He was also named Co-MVP for the National Underclassmen Football Combine's Trench Warfare Tournament last summer.

Jordan Conaty
DB * 6-3 * 205
Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs South HS
Conaty was an all-conference and all-state selection at Blue Springs South High School and helped his team to a state championship in 2011. He recorded 86 tackles, three tackles for loss and had three pass break-ups as a senior. He also recorded one interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Cody Angel
OL * 6-3 * 245
Columbia, Mo. / Hickman HS
Angel was an all-area and all-district selection at Columbia Hickman High School as a senior when he helped his team to a 9-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs.

Jackson Gilley
DL * 6-4 * 245
Kansas City, Mo. / Liberty HS
Gilley started over 30 games during his career and was an all-conference and all-district selection during his junior season at Liberty High School.

Tyler Nugent
TE * 6-6 * 240
Kansas City, Mo. / Staley HS
Nugent was an all-state selection during his senior season helping lead Staley High School to an appearance in the state quarterfinals. As a senior, he caught 28 passes for 687 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 24.5 yards per catch. As a junior, he helped lead Staley to a perfect 14-0 record and a state championship.

Anthony Woodruff
WR * 6-2 * 190
Jefferson City, Mo. / Helias HS
Woodruff caught 53 passes for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns, while missing four games during his senior season at Jefferson City Helias High School. He was a two-time all-state honoree and helped lead Helias to the state championship game during his senior campaign.

Shug Baxter
DL * 6-0 * 215
Rock Hill, S.C. / Northwestern HS
Baxter was a South Carolina Division II-AAAA all-state honoree as a senior and helped lead his team to the state championship game in South Carolina's second largest classification. He was a two-year starter at linebacker and accumulated 183 career tackles and 13 sacks. He also competes on the Northwestern High School track team as a high jumper.

Antonio Leachman
DL * 6-3 * 240
St. Louis, Mo. / Kirkwood HS
Leachman was a three-year starter at defensive end for Kirkwood High School, where he helped lead his team to back-to-back 5A state championship game appearances and a state title as a senior. He was a first team all-suburban south and first team all-state honoree during his final season. He racked up 152 career tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception. He was high school teammates with Triphinue Taylor.

Triphinue Taylor
DL * 6-3 * 280
St. Louis, Mo. / Kirkwood HS
Taylor was a two-year starter at defensive tackle for Kirkwood High School, helping his team to a pair of 5A state title game appearances and a state championship during his senior season. He totaled 61 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and six sacks during his two years as a starter. He earned all-suburban south honors as a senior. He was the high school teammate of Antonio Leachman.

Ray Harris
RB * 5-9 * 190 * Fr.-HS
O'Fallon, Mo. / Fort Zumwalt West HS
Harris was a first team all-metro pick as a senior at Fort Zumwalt West High School when he totaled 906 yards rushing with 27 touchdowns and 704 yards receiving and seven scores. He finished his career with 3,264 yards rushing, 1,569 yards receiving and 74 touchdowns.

Jared Lanpher
QB * 6-1 * 210 * Jr.-Tr
Kansas City, Mo. / University of Northern Iowa (Blue Springs HS)
Lanpher appeared in three games completing 6-of-15 pass attempts for 98 yards for Northern Iowa in 2012. In 2011, he completed 27-of-47 for 365 yards with four touchdowns in five games for UNI. He was a three-year starter at Blue Springs High School, where he passed for 5,025 yards and 52 touchdowns with a 60.2 completion percentage and earned an all-conference and all-state honors. He had a 29-6 record as a starter and led his team to three straight playoff berths and an appearance in the 2009 6A state championship game.

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