Boxtorow tabs 2019 signing class No. 1 among HBCUs

Donal Ware of Boxtorow media tabs Southern University and head coach Dawson Odums' 2019 signing class as the top class among HBCUs.

Ware said of the Jaguars class: "This is the best recruiting class for Dawson Odums who is entering his eighth season as head coach of the Jaguars. SU is finally out from under NCAA sanctions and the Jaguars were able to sign six, three-star players which is the most three-star players that any HBCU has signed in one year since BOXTOROW has been ranking the classes. Clearly, Southern is thinking about the future, only losing eight players from last year’s team that won the SWAC Western Division title."

Southern's total class feature 18 incoming prospects, five who are spring enrollees that will participate in Spring football starting in March. Ware found Odums' staff ability to ink highly coveted 3-star prospects, some who spurned advances from upper echelon Power  5 programs.

Ware added: "The jewel of the class is Bertrand Carrell a 5-10, 180-pound safety who spurned 11 FBS programs including LSU, Arizona, and Missouri to stay in Baton Rouge. Carrell played at Madison Prep. The Jaguars placed a particular emphasis on the defensive backfield, signing another three-star safety from Baton Rouge in Anthony Shaffer from Central High. SU made safety a priority signing Joshua Tate of Southwest Dekalb, who had 10 offers including from Buffalo and South Alabama."

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