Tiger Football Adds 8 Student-Athletes To 2022 Class


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Texas Southern head football coach Clarence McKinney added eight student-athletes to its 2022 recruiting class on Wednesday during the first day of the spring signing period.

The Tigers focused on line play during this recruiting cycle with a total of five offensive linemen signed. TSU also added depth to the wide receiver room with a pair of wideouts along with a linebacker. McKinney also continued his emphasis on infusing the program with players who’ve played at the highest level as four student-athletes played in their respective classification’s state championship game with two earning state titles. In addition, several also earned all-state honors for their performance throughout season at a high level.

The state of Texas also continues to be the foundation for TSU as six signees hail from the state along with student-athletes from Louisiana and Ohio.

The total haul for the 2022 TSU football recruiting class stands at 14 student-athletes as the Tigers signed six during the December period.

Isaiah Bogerty (Highlights)
6-4, 225
Stafford, Texas (Stafford)
Named Co-Defensive MVP of District 12-4A…projects to play linebacker at TSU…led the team with 107 tackles, 75 solo tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four interceptions and 15 quarterback hurries…won the VYPE Houston Defensive Lineman of the Year Fall Poll… earned 2021 Padilla Poll Coaches All-State Class 4A D-1 First Team honors…also named to the 12-4A First Team in 2020 and 2019.

Thomas Brown (Highlights)
Offensive Line
6-3, 295
Shreveport, La. (Southern Shreveport)

Versatile athlete with experience on both sides of the ball over his playing career…will play offensive line at TSU with the ability to play multiple roles on the line…prepped at Woodlawn High School under current TSU wide receivers coach Jerwin Wilson…was one of the top 10 players in the area as a senior…earned first team honors.

Dennis Jones (Highlights)
6-6, 340
Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff)

Started at guard for South Oak Cliff…two-time District 6-5A first team honoree on the offensive line…led team to its first state title in school history and first for a Dallas ISD school since 1958 following the 2021 season…coached by TSU alum Jason Todd.

Jakada Lanier (Highlights)
6-2, 310
Cleveland, Ohio (Dodge City CC)

Key contributor on a team which advanced to the first round of the KJCCC Playoffs…a solid student-athlete in the classroom as he earned VP/Deans’ Honor Roll honors…began his career at Urbana University and saw extended action as a true freshman.

Trenton Leary (Highlights)
5-9, 165
Austin, Texas (LBJ)

High school teammate of December signee Oscar Gordon III…led LBJ to the Class 4A Division I State Championship Game as the first Austin ISD school to play for a state title since 1973… went over 1,300 yards receiving with 22 touchdowns as a senior while also serving on the return teams…named to the 2021 Class 4A D-1 All-State First Team…named a 2021 unanimous 13-4A First Team honoree…can play both inside and outside the hashes…three-sport athlete who also participates in track and basketball.

Tadderick Mathis (Highlights)
6-3, 300
Houston, Texas (North Shore)

Starter for one of the most dominant high school programs in the nation in North Shore High School…played a big role in leading the team to a Class 6A State Championship in 2021…named to the District 21-6A second team…earned District 18-6A second team honors at (Houston ISD) Heights High School in 2020.

Reggie Neal (Highlights)
6-6, 355
Desoto, Texas (East Central University)

Offensive line transfer with three years of eligibility remaining…midyear transfer who’s already enrolled…started on the offensive line in his first season of action at East Central…helped lead team to a 7-4 mark in 2021…key blocker for a unit which rushed for over 1,700 yards on the ground while passing for more than 2,000 yards…attended Desoto High School and earned all-district honors.

Tajyrian “TJ” Turner (Highlights)
6-3, 200
Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite)

Earned unanimous 7-5A District honors at wide receiver as a senior…caught 33 receptions for 865 yards and 13 touchdowns…also played quarterback…posted one of the top performances in Texas High School history with a 311-yard performance against Highland Park in 2021…projects to play outside the hashes.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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