By Marlon Scott | Senior Sports Writer

Wednesday, Feb. 2, was National Signing Day, which meant potential football
recruits across the country could sign letters of intent to join football programs.

The Govs announced signing 16 student-athlete National Letters of Intent.

According to APSU Sports Information, Govs head coach Rick Christophel felt they
successfully filled their need positions.

“We recruited needs as we always do,” Christophel said. “We pinpointed some areas
in particular, and we did well recruiting those areas.”

Top of the list of needs were quarterbacks. However, they also focused on recruiting
wide receivers, defensive backs and defensive linemen.

Wednesday was just the first day for letters of intent to be signed. More signings are
expected in the next few weeks.

“All of them are good kids with character and integrity. They are coming here with
the thought of graduating and getting a championship ring,” Christophel said. “But
the most important thing is … they want to be here. They are kids who want to be at
Austin Peay.”

Below is the complete list of signings.

Leonard Amarh — def/off lineman

Ben Campbell — punter/tight end

Montez Carlton — defensive back

DeAndre Carroll — defensive lineman

Landon Curtis — quarterback

Jamaar Embry — receiver/defensive back

John Houston Jr. — defensive lineman

Buddy Mitchell — receiver/defensive back

Xavier Norman — tight end/defensive end

Steven Rich — Linebacker/fullback/tight end

Tremond Robinson — receiver

Jacob Sexton — quarterback

Johnathan Shuler — defensive back/receiver

Isaiah Tuiasosopo — defensive line

Julian Virgo — off/def lineman

Reco Williams — linebacker/fullback