Where They’re Headed: Division I-AA, FCS

St. Xavier WR Jared Kreimer (photo David Shelton/

The local Class of 2019 offered Division 1-AA schools some incredible value on National Signing Day. The FCS signings are littered with players who played on state champions, were All-State, All-District and multiple All-League performers.

The Southern Conference got some gems. Dayton added depth with nine signee’s that have massive long-term potential. Making and impact on Southwest Ohio was the Patriot League with five inkings.

Here is a look at the area’s FCS (Division I-AA) signees:

Pioneer Football League (PFL)
Davidson: Jake Stylski, Kings, LB, 6-1/220
Dayton: Nathan Arthur, St. Xavier, LB, 5-11/190; Logan Dalton, Mason, RB, 6-1/195; Brian Doneghy, Sycamore, RB, 5-8/170; Gabriel Jacon-Duffy, Moeller, DL, 6-3/244; Jason Kohr, Northmont, TE, 6-3/210; Ashton Koller, Kings, QB, 6-1/180; Alonzo Motley, Summit Country Day, LB, 6-2/198; Brian Stephens, Milford, OL/DL, 6-3/240; Derek Willits, Alter, WR, 6-3/195; Connor Woodruff, Summit Country Day, OL, 6-5/280
Morehead State: Grady Cramer, Highlands, QB, X-X/XXX; Jalen Swanson, Lakota West, LB, 6-3/215
Valparaiso: Stone Dixon, Moeller, OG, 6-3/270

Mount Healthy LB Alex Howard (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Indiana State: Casey Miller, Mason, LB, 6-4/240
Southern Illinois: Chase Evans, Mason, DL, X-X/XXX; Jakari Patterson, Colerain, S, 6-3/195
Youngstown State: Alex Howard, Mount Healthy, LB, 6-2/210; Steven Victoria, Wayne, WR, 6-0/185; Jaison Williams, Trotwood-Madison, OL, 6-4/330; Dylan Wudke, Miamisburg, DL, 6-4/215

Southern Conference (SOCON)
UT-Chattanooga: Evan Brown, Edgewood, LB, 6-4/220
Citadel: Hasan Black, Wyoming, LB, 6-2/230
East Tennessee State: Max Evans, Madison Senior, DL, 6-2/260; Jacob Hensley, Fairfield , OL, 6-3/305
Mercer: Luke Szabados, Moeller, ILB, 6-2/225
Wofford: RJ Khayo, Moeller, WR, 5-10/160

Northeast Conference (NEC)
Robert Morris: Connor Tinch, Beavercreek, OL, 6-3/230
St. Francis (PA): Corey Burnette Jr., Centerville, WR, 5-10/175

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
Eastern Illinois: Dylan Hughes, Milford, WR, 6-0/180; JJ Ross, Lakota West, DB, 6-3/185
Eastern Kentucky: Mason Molique, Ryle, K, 5-9/160

CHCA WR/DB Alex Barnard (photo by Mitchell Cooke/

Patriot League (PL)

Bucknell: Alex Barnard, CHCA, RB/DB, 6-0/180
Colgate: Connor Meyer, Alter, DL, 6-6/265
Fordham: BJ Ferguson, St. Xavier, DB, 5-11/180
Holy Cross: Thomas Kiessling, St. Xavier, LB, 6-4/225; Jared Kreimer, St. Xavier, WR, 6-0/177

Ivy League (IVY)
Dartmouth: Evan Nurre, St. Xavier, OL, 6-7/293

Mid-eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
Norfolk State: Elijah Hale, Princeton, OL/DL, 6-4/285

Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Ja’Quan Bennett, Aiken, OL/DL, 6-5/285

Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA)
Albany: Garrett Bledsoe, La Salle, LB, 6-0/209

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