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

Badin RB Jake DeLong signed with the Butler Bulldogs (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

Pioneer Football League members Dayton and Butler led the way locally with rock solid Class of 2020 signees. The Division I-AA, FCS schools each snared a pair of linebackers and a quarterback that have tremendous upsides for their programs.

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

Pioneer Football League (PFL)
Butler: Alex DeLong, Badin, RB, 5-11/170; Gabe Hicks, Kings, MLB, 6-1/205; Isaac, Kolosik, Lakota West, LB, 6-2/215; Kellen Newman, St. Xavier, 5-8/188; Brody Reder, Little Miami, QB, 6-2/215
Dayton: Cade Beam, Tippecanoe, ATH, 6-0/210; Mason Henry, Alter, LB, 6-3/220; Cole Hildebrand, La Salle, SS, 6-4/195; T.J. O’Malley, St. Xavier, LB, 6-2/196; Troy Reisner, Lakota East, LB, 6-2/195; Jackson Ward, Walnut Hills, OL, 6-4/235; Braden Woods, Franklin, QB, 6-2/197
Marist: Brandon Weinberg, Fairfield, LB, 6-1/205
Morehead State: Jack Kiefer, Lakota West, DL, 6-1/240
Valparaiso: Dalton Guthrie, South Dearborn, RB 6-0/200

Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Illinois State: Justin Bromagen, Valley View, OL, 6-5/290
Indiana State: Kaleal Davis, Newport, S, 6-2/190
Youngstown State: Evan Yockey, Lakota East OL, 6-6/330

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
Austin Peay: Brandon Lanier, Mount Healthy, 6-3/240
Eastern Illinois: Phoenix Porter, Fairfield, LB, 6-1/220
Eastern Kentucky: Cheik Fall, Middletown, DE, 6-4/200; Elijah Ford, Colerain, TE/LB, 6-3/215; Vincent Munlin Jr, Princeton, OL, 6-6/230

Ivy League (IVY)
Cornell: Noah Taylor, St. Xavier, LB, 6-3/208
Dartmouth: Ross Parrish, Anderson, TE, 6-3/220
Pennsylvania: Jack Kirby, St. Xavier, OL, 6-3/285

Southern Conference (SOCON)
Furman: EJ Wilson, Xenia, OT, 6-4/290

Northeast Conference (NEC)
St. Francis (PA): Joe Toepfer, Moeller, LB, 6-2/220

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