WATCH: UCF Knights Officially Sign 2021 Recruiting Class for Football

By  //  December 17, 2020

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Adams, Brandon, DB, 6-3, 185, Lithonia, GA (Arabia Mountain)
–Played cornerback, free safety, quarterback, running back and wide receiver for Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Georgia
–Had 677 yards passing with eight touchdown throws as senior in 2020 to go with
323 yards rushing and three rushing TDs
–Recorded 11 tackles on defense in 2020, with two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and
five passes broken up while allowing only a single catch
–Helped Arabia Mountain to 4-5 record as senior in 2020, falling in first round of Georgia AAAA playoffs to Cedartown
–Threw four TD passes in 40-28 win over Mays and had 41-yard TD run versus Rockdale County as senior in 2020
–Made 20 tackles as junior in 2019, threw for two TDs and also caught a TD pass
–Had three receptions for 53 and two TDs as sophomore in 2018 and one for six yards as junior in 2019 for Rams
–Played for coach Stanley Pritchett Jr.

Alexander, Matthew, DL, 6-3, 260, Buford, GA (Buford)
–Played on defensive and offensive lines at Buford High School in Buford, Georgia
–Made 36 tackles, three tackles for loss, three sacks and nine quarterback pressures as senior in 2020
–Led team to 11-1 mark through third-round 44-15 Georgia AAAAAA playoff win vs. Langston Hughes (next vs. Valdosta in semifinals)
–Made 31 solo tackles, 21 assists, eight tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, one sack, one fumble caused and one fumble recovery as junior in 2019
–Helped Wolves to Georgia 2019 Class AAAAA state crown
–Played for coach Bryant Appling
–Competed in shot put as both sophomore and junior

Boerboom, Nathan, TE, 6-5, 233, Chesapeake, VA (Great Bridge)
–Played tight end, defensive end and outside linebacker at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia
–Wildcats did not play a fall 2020 season
–Helped Great Bridge to 2019 Virginia Class 4 first-round playoff appearance as a junior
–Grabbed four passes for 53 yards and a TD as junior in 2019, while also carrying 16 times for 19 yards and three TDs and completing 20 of 31 passes for 318 yards and two TDs
–Caught 15 passes for 123 yards as sophomore in 2018
–Played for coach Brian Boerboom
–Two-sport athlete also played basketball at Great Bridge
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Browder, Charlie, TE, 6-7, 235, Kingsport, TN (Christ School)
–Played tight end and defensive line for Christ School in Arden, North Carolina
–Made 18 receptions for 210 yards as senior in 2020, adding eight tackles and a sack on defense
–Had seven catches for 103 as senior vs. Abbeville
–Helped Christ to North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association Division II state crown in 2020 thanks to 55-21 win over Harrells Christian in championship game,
–Helped Christ to sixth straight win after two losses to begin the 2020 campaign
–Second-team tight end on NCISAA all-state team as senior
–Made 22 catches for 275 and three TDs as junior in 2019
–Helped Greenies to NCISAA Division I state championship game in 2019
–Played for coach Nick Luhm
–Averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in basketball as junior in 2019-20 at Christ
–Competed as thrower on track and field teams at Christ
–Transfer from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee
–All-Northeast Tennessee pick in basketball in 2018-19 after averaging 13 points and 9.6 rebounds for Tribe
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Brown, Chad, DB, 6-3, 180, Columbia, MD (St. Frances/Fresno City College)
–Played cornerback at Fresno City College in Fresno, California
–Made 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, six interceptions and returned one for a TD for Rams in 2019
–Fresno City did not play a 2020 fall season
–Played for coach Tony Caviglia
–Attended St. Frances Academy in Baltimore and played football and basketball
–Contributed 65 tackles, three tackles for loss and dive interceptions in 2016 as sophomore
–Helped team to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association titles his final three years, including records of 10-2 in 2016, 13-0 in 2017, 10-0 in 2018
–Played for football coach Biff Poggi
–Averaged 4.0 points to help Panthers to Baltimore Catholic League basketball title and final 38-7 record in 2018-19
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Griffin, Jaylon, WR, 6-3, 182, Huntsville, TX (Huntsville H.S./Kilgore College)
–Played wide receiver at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas
–Saw limited time as freshman at Kilgore, catching only two passes for 26 yards in 2019
–Rangers did not play a 2020 fall season
–Helped 2019 team to 8-2 mark, including 6-1 in Southwest Junior College Football Conference play
–Played for coach Willie Gooden
–Hauled in 17 touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 1,174 receiving yards as prep senior in 2018 at Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas, on team that finished 12-2
–Earned Texas all-district honors as senior in 2018 for Hornets
–Played for coach Rodney Southern
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Hamrick, Ronnie II, DB, 6-0, 195, Lilburn, GA (Parkview)
–Played cornerback, free safety and wide receiver at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia
–Made 48 tackles, three interceptions and forced one fumble in 2020
–Helped Panthers to 8-4 mark as senior in 2020 after 21-14 third-round Georgia AAAAAAA playoff loss vs. Collins Hill
–Made 10 tackles as senior in 2020 in four games played and also caught two passes for 29 yards
–Recorded two interceptions and broke up seven more passes as junior in 2019 to go with 28 total tackles, 19 of which were solo tackles
–Claimed all-Georgia Region 4 honors in 2019
–Helped Parkview to Georgia AAAAAAA state semifinals and 12-2 record
–Played for coach Eric Godfree
–Also competed in track and field, running 100, 200 and 40 meters and 4×100 and 4×200 relays

Hundley, Anthony, DT, 6-3, 270, Miami, FL (IMG Academy)
–Played on defensive line for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, as senior in 2020
–Helped Ascenders to 8-0 mark by making 21 tackles, 16 solo stops, one interception, two fumbles caused
–Played for coach Bobby Acosta at IMG
–Helped Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida, go 13-2 and win Florida 4A state title as junior in 2019
–Made 10 tackles for loss and had six sacks, four fumbles recovered and one interception as junior

Joyce, Cole, LB, 6-1, 225, Bentonville, AR (Bentonville)
–Played middle linebacker and running back at Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas
–Helped Bentonville to 10-1 record as senior in 2020, including 7A West Conference title and second-round Arkansas 7A playoff loss to Cabot
–Made 102 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble as senior in 2020 and also scored two TDs as a running back
–Arkansas Division I Defensive Player of the Year as junior in 2019, helping Tigers to Arkansas 7A playoff semifinals and 11-1 record
–Arkansas all-state selection after making 104 tackles, three sacks, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles
–Made 80 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack and had three pass break-ups as sophomore in 2018
–Helped Bentonville win 25 straight league games through end of 2019 season
–Played for coach Jody Grant
–Recorded new 100-meter PR of 11.10 as a junior in 2020
–Finished eighth at the Arkansas Class 6A state meet in the 100 meters (11.11 PR) in 2019
–Qualified for state in 200 meters (22.66 PR) and shot put (44-4 3/4 PR) and also ran 4×100 relay
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Keene, Mikey, QB, 5-11, 185, Chandler, AZ (Chandler)
–Played quarterback at Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona
–Led Chandler to 10-0 record in 2020 and second straight Arizona Open Division state title with 23-21 championship game win vs. Hamilton
–Completed 154 of 218 passes in 2020 for 2,069 yards and 22 touchdowns with only two interceptions
–Threw four TD passes vs. both Liberty and Highland and completed 24 of 31 throws for 311 yards and two TDs vs. Desert Edge in 2020
–Led Wolves to 13-0 record and Arizona Open Division championship as junior in 2019, passing for 2,835 yards and 23 touchdowns
–Completed 193 of 265 passes (.728) with only five interceptions in 2019
–Helped Chandler to 42-35 victory over Scottsdale Saguaro in 2019 state title game
–Played for coach Rick Garretson
–From same high school that produced current NFL quarterbacks Brett Hundley (UCLA and Arizona Cardinals) and Bryce Perkins (Virginia and Los Angeles Rams)
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Lawrence, Malachi, DE, 6-4, 259, Louisville, KY (duPont Manual)
–Played outside linebacker and tight end for duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky
–Named first-team outside linebacker on Kentucky Class 6A all-District Three team by Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association for 2020
–Helped Crimsons to 4-2 mark as senior in 2020, with loss to St. Xavier in Kentucky 6A playoffs
–Played for coach Scott Carmony
–State shot put medalist as junior in 2020

Leonard, Kadeem, LB, 6-3, 215, Fairmont, NC (Fairmont)
–Played linebacker and tight end at Fairmont High School in Fairmont, North Carolina
–Recorded four sacks, 55 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, 12 tackled for loss, four sacks, caused three fumbles while recovering two fumbles for 80 yards total as junior in 2019
–Made 12 catches for 223 yards in 2019 for Golden Tornadoes
–Fairmont did not play a 2020 fall schedule
–Played for coach George Coltharp
–Sister Monique played basketball at UNC-Greensboro and cousin Jordan Waters currently plays football as redshirt freshman running back at Duke
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Mort, Ethan, OL, 6-6, 300, Venice, FL (Venice)
–Played offensive guard and tackle at Venice High School in Venice, Florida
–Led Venice to 10-4 record in 2020 and regional finals of Florida 7A playoffs
–Led Indians to 10-2 campaign in 2019 and FHSAA state semifinal slot
–Helped Venice to 2018 FHSAA Class 7A state championship game where the team lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, finishing 8-5 overall
–Played for coach John Peacock
–Two-sport athlete who also competed in weight lifting
–Named to Sun Preps All-Area boys weightlifting team and was approaching 600-pound total lift, coming 10 pounds short in meet early in season

Robinson, Kaedin, WR, 6-2, 195, Arden, NC (Christ School/ASA College)
–Played wide receiver at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York
–Made 37 catches for 879 yards and nine TDs in 2019
–Earned honorable mention NJCAA All-America honors for Avengers
–ASA did not play a 2020 fall season
–Played for coach Chris Calabrese
–Attended Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, and caught 94 passes for 1,686 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior in 2018
–Previously attended A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, North Carolina
–Missed 2017 due to injury but caught 36 balls for 629 yards and eight TDs in 2016 for 11-3 Rockets
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Shadrick-Harris, Trevion, DB, 6-2, 195, Tracy, CA (Tracy H.S./Sierra College)
–Played cornerback for Sierra College in Rocklin, California
–Made 42 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, four interceptions for 139 yards, returning two for TDs, in 2019 as freshman
–Also had three kickoff returns for 46 yards and 10 punt returns for 109 yards to go with two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles
–A 2019 All-NorCal League selection for Wolverines
–Sierra did not play a 2020 fall season
–Played for coach Ben Noonan
–Made 43 receptions in 2018 for 876 yards and 11 TDs as senior in 2018 on 8-4 squad
–Added 80 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two caused fumbles as defensive back
–As junior in 2017 caught 14 passes for 255 yads and four TDs
–Added 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, three passes defended and one fumble recovery on defense for team that finished 8-4
–Also competed in track at Tracy High School in Tracy, California, running in 100 (10.99) and 200 meters (22.3) and on 4×100 and 4×400 relay squads
–Selected for annual Lions All-Star Football Classic in Stockton, California, in June 2019
–Played for football coach Matt Shrout
–Tri-City Athletic League co-utility player of the year for 2018 for Bulldogs
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Wells, William, DB, 6-2, 185, West Palm Beach, FL (Suncoast)
–Played strong safety and wide receiver at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida
–Led Chargers in both receiving and tackles in 2020, while scoring TDs as a receiver and rusher and on punt, kickoff and interception returns
–Captain of Suncoast squad as senior
–Helped Chargers to 2-4 record so far in 2020 (12/17 vs. Seminole Ridge)
–Rated sixth among top 30 players in Palm Beach County on 2020 preseason basis by Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
–Honorable mention defensive back on Palm Beach Post Best of Preps large-school (5A-8A) defense for 2019
–Played for coach Jimmy Clark
–Also played basketball and ran 110 and 300 hurdles in track for Chargers

Wiegand, Leander, OT, 6-5, 270, Berlin, Germany (AFC Aachen Vampires)
–Played on both offensive and defensive lines for AFC Aachen Vultures in Berlin, Germany
–Competed in the Regionalliga NRW (third division)
–Scheduled to enroll at UCF in January 2021

Williams, Anthony, RB, 6-1, 205, Altamonte Springs, FL (Lake Brantley)
–Played running back at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida
–Carried 219 times for 1,384 yards and 14 touchdowns as senior in 2020 while averaging 153.8 rushing yards per game
–Rushed 26 times for 281 yards and four TDs as senior vs. Evans and also ran for 244 vs. Ocoee and 202 vs. Lake Mary in 2020
–Had six games of 100 or more rushing yards and also caught four passes for 32 yards
–Helped Lake Brantley to 6-4 mark as senior in 2020, ending in Florida 8A playoff loss to Lake Mary
–Rushed for 870 yards on 128 carries, scoring 11 times as junior in 2019
–Rushed for more than 100 yards in a game four times in helping Patriots finish 7-3 overall
–As sophomore in 2018 had break-out season, rushing for 1,055 yards and 11 TDs on 133 carries
–Competed in 100, 200 and 400 meters and discus in track
–Father Anthony Williams was defensive lineman out of Apopka who signed with Florida State in 1985
–Cousin Lamont Simmons was three-star cornerback out of Jacksonville area who signed with USC before transferring to Georgia Tech
–Cousin Austin Bryant was two-year starter for Clemson along defensive line and was selected in fourth round of 2019 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions
–From same high school as current UCF running back Damarius Good
–Played for coach David Delfiacco