Owls add four players on second National Signing Day

The Kennesaw State Owls have become one of the premier programs in the FCS and based on what they have done during recruiting season, they show no signs of slowing down. On Wednesday, the Owls added four more players to the National Signing Day Class of 2019 which brings the total to 23 players. The other 19 players were signed in December.

Here’s a look at the four players who signed on Wednesday.

DB Donte Justice – Gordon, Ga./Baldwin High School

DL Kerick Reese – Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge High School

LB Williams Jenkins – Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove High School

DL Demetric Barnes – Stone Mountain Ga./Arabia Mountain High School

You can find the December signing class by clicking here (which was 20 signees at the time).

“This is a great day in Kennesaw State football history,” Owls head coach Brian Bohannon said. “Today was unique for us since we were able to sign 19 guys during the early signing period, which left us a really small number to chase in January. I’m really excited about the 23 young men we signed. Every year we’ve gotten bigger, we’ve gotten better, we’ve gotten a little faster and I think that’s the goal as we continue to build this thing out.”

Overall, the Owls signed 13 offensive players and 10 defensive players. And of the 23 players signed, 15 are from the state of Georgia.

“We’re a Georgia school, we always will be and I think you see that this year in our class,” Bohannon said. “We got a few outside the state of Georgia, which we’re going to recruit outside of the state as well, but it’s predominantly homegrown Georgia kids, which it will always be that way, but we’ll also go outside of that to continue to build this thing the right way. We’re excited about all these kids, we’ve got a handful of them in the program now, which is also exciting. There are six kids that are in the program now, which is huge for us. We’ll bring the rest of the kids in this summer and continue to develop and build on what we’ve done here.”

Since starting in 2015, the Owls have compiled a record of 37-12. They have won the Big South Conference and reached the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs the last two seasons. KSU is the only start-up team in their first four years to put together two separate 10-game winning streaks.

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