Tech Football Update: Andre of Bayside Signs With Panthers

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National Signing Day

BREAKING: 11:53 a.m. – Darion Andre, local DB (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside HS), commits to @FTPanthers #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

Darion Andre of Bayside signs with the Florida Tech Panthers. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Darion Andre of Bayside signs with the Florida Tech Panthers. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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9:08 a.m.: Cardinal Gibbons DL DeVaughn Priester signs letter of intent, commits to @FTPanthers #TraditionStartsNow pic.twitter.com/d44PVMz8rz

Welcome to the Panther Family, Bellaire High School wide receiver Jeff Ejekam! He is the 17th member of the 2014 class! #PantherPride

Laguna signed at 11:37 a.m. #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

Laguna signed at 11:37 a.m. #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

BREAKING: – Joe Laguna, OL from Davie, Fla., committed to @FTPanthers. #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

BREAKING: OL Matt Knick (Pompano Beach, Fla.) joins @FTPanthers after stellar HS career at Cardinal Gibbons HS #TraditionStartsNow

BREAKING: 10:55 a.m. – Jake Collier, LB from Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary HS) commits to @FTPanthers. Second LB signed today #PantherPride

7:55 a.m. – Ft. Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons HS) LB Corey McCoy joins @FTPanthers family, signs NLI. Played in 2013 BCAA All-Star Game.

10:11 a.m. – Ryan Wilcox, OL from Miami, Fla. (Miami Southridge Senior HS), commits to @FTPanthers. Fifth OL signee #TraditionStartsNow

10:05 a.m. – Nick Weissman, OL from Dunnellon, Fla. (Dunnellon HS), commits to @FTPanthers. 6-4, 260 #TraditionStartsNow

Nine total commits as of 9:43 a.m. #FITPride #TraditionStartsNow #PantherPride

BREAKING: 8:15 a.m.: Kyle Mauk, OL from Bradenton, Fla., signs with @FTPanthers. named to all-state third team (Manatee HS) in 2013

BREAKING: 9:20 a.m.: Monte Jason, 6-6 OL from Royal Palm Beach, Fla. commits to @FTPanthers #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

10:25 a.m. – Miles Clark, WR/TE from Jacksonville, Ala. (Jacksonville HS), commits to @FTPanthers. 2012 and 2013 All-Calhoun County HM

BREAKING: 10:55 a.m. – Jake Collier, LB from Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary HS) commits to @FTPanthers. Second LB signed today #PantherPride

BREAKING: @FTPanthers announce the signing of DB Leo Alba (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), a junior transfer from Western Michigan (1 of 4)

BREAKING: Sophomore DB DiVonte Carswell (Tampa, Fla.), transfer from Fort Valley State, joins @FTPanthers (2 of 4) #TraditionStartsNow

BREAKING: Sophomore LB Cris Garcia (Miami, Fla.) joins @FTPanthers after one season at Malone University (3 of 4) #TraditionStartsNow

BREAKING: Local quarterback Steven Hughes (Melbourne, Fla.), transfer from DI Jacksonville, joins @FTPanthers (4 of 4)

BREAKING: DL Billy Sturgis (Bristol, R.I.) transfers to @FTPanthers from Dean College #PantherPride #TraditionStartsNow

Tech Football to Announce Recruiting Today

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  — Florida Tech will unveil its third recruiting class under head coach Steve Englehart on National Signing Day this Wednesday, Feb. 5 starting at 7 a.m.

Florida Tech Football will announce the program's fourth recruiting class and its third under head coach Steve Englehart tomorrow. (Florida Tech image)

Florida Tech Football will announce the program’s fourth recruiting class and its third under head coach Steve Englehart tomorrow. (Florida Tech image)

A Signing Day Central page will have full bios, video highlights and quotes from the Panthers coaching staff on the team’s new student-athletes. The page will be updated as faxes are received and officially approved.

Fans looking to receive instant updates and a behind the scenes view of FIT’s Signing Day can follow Panther Football’s Twitter account, @FLTechFootball.

Fans looking to receive instant updates and a behind the scenes view of FIT’s Signing Day can follow Panther Football’s Twitter account, @FLTechFootball.

A complete release recapping the program’s fourth recruiting class will be posted to FloridaTechSports.com at the end of the day.

The Panthers wrapped up their inaugural season last fall with a 5-7 record. Their last win came in the first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Futures Bowl, where they defeated fellow first-year program Alderson Broaddus 32-20 in Philippi, W.Va.

SIGNING DAY STARTS AT 7 A.M. TOMORROW

Arcune-Hughes-Milton-Stapleton-180Four Panthers were named to the 2013 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two Team at the conclusion of the season.

The honorees included redshirt junior linebacker Justin Arcune, sophomore tight end Gabe Hughes, redshirt junior wide receiver Xavier Milton and redshirt freshman linebacker Chris Stapleton. Stapleton was also selected the super region’s Freshman of the Year.


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