27 New Football Bears for 2019

by Missouri State Athletics

Missouri State head football coach Dave Steckel announced Wednesday his final list of 2019 football commitments and National Letter of Intent signees.

Steckel, who begins his fifth season with the Bears, received commitments from 21 newcomers in the early signing period in December, and added six new players to the recruiting class Wednesday.

“I’m very excited at this time of year,” said Steckel. “Through countless hours of evaluation and recruiting, our staff has assembled a strong class that meets the current and future needs of Missouri State football. I can’t thank our coaches, their families, and the entire Missouri State community for their unwavering commitment to our program.”

In sum, the 2019 class includes 21 incoming freshmen and six transfers. The new Bears are comprised of 13 offensive players, 12 defensive players and a pair of specialists. Most notably, the 2019 class includes eight new offensive linemen and five defensive linemen, along with four linebackers and three defensive backs.

The 2019 Missouri State signing class summary is below. Brief capsules on each player can be found on the attached file or at MissouriStateBears.com.

Player                      Pos         Ht.         Wt.         Yr.       Hometown (High School | Previous School)

Jadan Abdallah*               RB              6-0          215           Fr.          The Colony, Texas (The Colony High)

Daniel Allen*                     OL              6-5          290           Jr.           Miami, Okla. (Miami High | Northeastern Okla. A&M College)

Ty Baker*                           QB             6-2          195           Fr.          Blue Springs, Mo. (Fort Osage High)

Ethan Barnett*                   OL              6-7          270           Fr.          Hudson, Ill. (Normal West High)

Caden Bolz                        LS              6-0          230           Fr.          Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West High)

Carson Buddemeyer*     TE              6-2          225           Fr.          St. Louis, Mo. (CBC High)

Grant Burkett                     P                6-1          175           Fr.          Joplin, Mo. (Webb City High)

Baylor Christy*                  OL              6-7          298           Fr.          Okmulgee, Okla. (Beggs High)

Lucas Eatman*                 LB              6-3          208           Fr.          San Antonio, Texas (Reagan High)

D.J. Frost                            WR             6-1          200           RFr.        Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South High | Air Force)

Hunter Garrison*              TE              6-5          239           Fr.          Mayview, Mo. (Odessa High)

Zane Hekking                    OL              6-5          310           Jr.           Chandler, Ariz. (McClintock High | Glendale Ariz. CC)

Jaylen Henderson*          CB             6-1          170           Fr.          Paris, Texas (Paris High)

Chase Hutchison*            OL              6-3          290           Fr.          Raymore, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar High)

Levi Marshall*                   LB              6-1          220           Fr.          Apollo Beach, Fla. (East Bay High)

Kelvyn Mason*                  CB             6-0          175           Fr.          Independence, Mo. (William Chrisman High)

Nick Nielsen*                    OL              6-5          255           Fr.          Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville High)

Anthony Payne*                DE             6-2          255           Jr.           Kansas City, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar High | Kansas State)

Michael Pope*                  DE             6-3          219           Fr.          Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe High)

Arin Reynolds                    OL              6-4          315           Jr.           Newport, Ky. (Newport High | Independence (Kan.) CC

Jake Swope*                     OL              6-7          255           Fr.          West Plains, Mo. (West Plains High)

Will Taylor*                        DE             6-3          267           Fr.          Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North High)

Justin Wardlaw*                DT              6-4          270           Fr.          Yukon, Okla. (Mustang High)

Greg Washington*            S                6-0          178           Fr.          Fort Smith, Ark. (Northside High)

Jalen Williams                  DE             6-4          225           Fr.          Overland Park, Kan. (Bishop Miege High)

Tylar Wiltz*                         LB              6-1          215           Jr.           Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge High | Independence (Kan.) CC)

Von Young*                       LB              6-0          205           Fr.          Buckner, Mo. (Fort Osage High)

* December signee

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