MSU Signs 34, Including 7 Texoma Stars

Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill unveiled a strong 2013 recruiting class following a furious day of activity Wednesday for National Signing Day.
The bumper crop of prospects includes 34 prep standouts who chose to continue their careers for the defending Lone Star Conference champions.
"This is a very solid, athletic class," MSU coach Bill Maskill said. "We were able to address depth needs with a very strong group of skill players."
The class includes 19 offensive position players including six offensive linemen, six wide receivers, three quarterbacks, three tight ends and a running back, while 15 defensive position players fill out the class including seven defensive linemen, five linebackers and three defensive backs.
Midwestern State claimed its third Lone Star Conference championship in the last four years rolling to a 9-1 regular season mark. The Mustangs fell to Indianapolis (Ind.) in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Mustangs have advanced to postseason competition on six occasions and have recorded winning campaigns in each of the last 13 seasons.

"I really like our class," Maskill said. "We've very athletic. We didn't sign many defensive guys but you wouldn't ever turn down the ones we got." 
Here is a breakdown of the 2013 Midwestern State Signing Class:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt.         Hometown/High School
TyRece Boone DT 6-1 250         Keller, Texas/Timber Creek HS
Kellen Bradbury OL 6-4 250         Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett HS
Joshua Cartwright DE 6-2 215         Garland, Texas/North Garland HS
Markain Chambers QB 6-3 190         Dayton, Texas/Dayton HS
Andre Chineme LB 6-0 190         Grand Prairie, Texas/Arlington Bowie HS
Ricky Clark DT 6-2 265         Burkburnett, Texas/Burkburnett HS
Talon Clift OL 6-4 290         Clifton, Texas/Clifton HS
Trace Cross TE 6-3 220         Iowa Park, Texas/Iowa Park HS
Jiuba Eke WR 6-2 218         Houston, Texas/Langham Creek HS
Gary Farquhar WR 6-5 195         Throckmorton, Texas/Throckmorton HS
Austin Farr OL 6-5 250         Belton, Texas/Belton HS
Tyler Fore TE 6-2 210         Graham, Texas/Graham HS
Stephan Gehringer DT 6-2 260         Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park HS
Hagen Hutchinson QB 6-1 185         Stamford, Texas/Stamford HS
Blake Jackson QB 6-1 180         Spring, Texas/Klein Collins HS
Je'Darien Jackson-Hanchett CB 6-0 167         Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood HS
Don Jerry RB 5-10 175         Grand Prairie, Texas/Arlington Bowie HS
Jacob Keene OL 6-4 290         Magnolia Springs, Texas/Kirbyville HS
Tim Lapaglia LB 6-2 225         Leander, Texas/Rouse HS
Sam Lawlis LB 6-2 220         Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock HS
Eric Luna WR 6-0 180         Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park HS
Derek Mankins OL 6-4 275         Windthorst, Texas/Windthorst HS
Bryce Plant LB 6-3 215         Humble, Texas/Kingwood Park HS
Clay Robinson DE 6-3 220         Alvin, Texas/Alvin HS
John Rowell DE 6-4 240         Stafford, Texas/Dulles HS
Malachi Smith CB 5-10 170         Garland, Texas/Berkner HS
Josh Stewart WR 6-4 180         College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated HS
Malik Tipler LB 5-9 180         Arlington, Texas/Bowie HS
Ben Trotter TE 6-5 220         Arlington, Texas/Pantego CA
Brodey West TE/OL 6-4 260         Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider HS
Brandon Williams WR 6-0 180         Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider HS
Christian Williams DE 6-2 230         Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite HS
Deyleon Williams S 6-2 190         Cedar Hill, Texas/Bishop Dunne HS
Rod Young WR 6-0 160         Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley HS

2013 Mustangs Signee Bios

TyRece Boone
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 250
Hometown: Keller, Texas
High School: Timber Creek HS

Notables: two-time District 5-4A Defensive Player of the Year at Timber Creek High in Keller, Texas... earned first-team all-district accolades as a junior and senior... made 30 tackles in nine games in 2012 including 17 solo stops... three-year letter winner for coach Kevin Golden... also earned two letters in wrestling as a heavy weight in 2010 and 2011...
Coach Maskill said: "TyRece will be a big impact guy for us. He is a really good kid with a really big upside. He is very athletic."

Kellen Bradbury
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 250
Hometown: Rowlett, Texas
High School: Rowlett HS

Notables: earned All-District 11-5A first-team honors as a senior at the offensive tackle position... played for coach Kiff Hardin at Rowlett (Texas) High School...
Coach Maskill said: "Kellen is a big lineman who could play tackle to guard. He is a physical kid."

Joshua Cartwright
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 215
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: North Garland HS

Notables: a second-team All-District 11-5A performer for coach Joe Castillo at North Garland (Texas) High School...
Coach Maskill said: "Josh is an athletic defensive line who played defensive end and tackle. He is  very quick and can really run."

Markain Chambers
Pos: QB
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 190
Hometown: Dayton, Texas
High School: Dayton HS

Notables: earned second-team All-District X-XA honors after leading Dayton High to a 9-2 mark and a bi-district showing as a dual-threat quarterback.... played for coach Jowell Hancock...
Coach Maskill said: "Markain is an athletic quarterback that can run and pass. He's got a big upside."

Andre Chineme
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 190
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
High School: Arlington Bowie HS

Notables: earned District 3-5A honorable mention for coach Kenny Perry at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas... helped Volunteers  to an 11-2 mark advancing to the Class 5A Division I Region final...
Coach Maskill said: "Andre is a guy who could play inside as a linebacker or outside as a rover. He is very quick, instinctive and aggressive."

Ricky Clark
Pos: DL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 265
Hometown: Burkburnett, Texas
High School: Burkburnett HS

Notables: a two-time All-District 6-3A first-team selection on the offensive line for coach Scott Boswell at Burkburnett (Texas) High School... also earned second-team all-district honors on the defensive line as a senior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Ricky played both ways at Burk. We are looking for him to be a defensive tackle. He has a really bright future."

Talon Clift
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 290
Hometown: Clifton, Texas
High School: Clifton HS

Notables: a four-year letter winner for coach Brandon Brown at Clifton (Texas) High School... earned District 12-2A Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior in 2012... a two-way first-team all-district performer as a junior in 2011 as a defensive lineman and tight end... named a second-team all-league performer on the offensive line as a freshman in 2009... earned THSCA academic all-state accolades as a senior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Talon is a guy who could play tackle or guard. He is very physical with a burning desire to succeed."

Trace Cross
Pos: TE
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 220
Hometown: Iowa Park, Texas
High School: Iowa Park HS

Notables: earned first-team All-District 5-3A honors after catching 33 passes for 531 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2012... also credited with 10 tackles including one stop for loss from his defensive end position... played for coach Scott Ponder...
Coach Maskill said: "Trace is an overlooked good who is really talented. He may be one of the sleepers of the bunch."

Jiuba Eke
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 218
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Langham Creek HS

Notables: a two-time District 17-5A honorable mention pick for coach Todd Thompson at Langham Creek High School in Houston... helped Lobos to a district title in 2012 advancing to the second round of the UIL playoffs... helped LCHS to a bi-district appearance in 2011... caught 18 passes for 334 yards as a senior in 2012 after notching 13 receptions for 161 yards and three touchdowns as a junior... son of Douglas and Esther Eke of Houston, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Jiuba is a big, strong, physical receiver who is very athletic."

Gary Farquhar
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 195
Hometown: Throckmorton, Texas
High School: Throckmorton HS

Notables: two-time Texas Six-Man Division I All-State wide receiver as a junior and senior in 2011 and 2012... named 2012 Six-Man Player of the Year... led Greyhounds to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012 after finishing as runner-up in 2010... talented multi-sport star earning all-state honors in basketball as a sophomore and junior helping THS to a regional finalist showing in 2010... has qualified for the Class A State Track & Field Championships in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles as well as the high jump... a four-year letter winner on the gridiron for coach Mike Reed... member of the Throckmorton High Honor Roll... son of David and Leisa Farquhar of Throckmorton, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Gary will be the first guy we've ever taken out of six-man football. He's got tremendous upside. He's competitive and has a drive to be successful. He can run and jump and has all the skills you need to be successful."

Austin Farr
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 250
Hometown: Belton, Texas
High School: Belton HS

Notables: earned second-team All-District 8-5A honors as a senior in 2012 for coach Rodney Southern at Belton (Texas) High School... rated as the No. 19 Central Texas Area Recruit by the Waco Tribune...
Coach Maskill said: "Austin is an athletic tackle. He's tall and rangy as a true tackle."

Tyler Fore
Pos: TE
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 210
Hometown: Graham, Texas
High School: Graham HS

Notables: earned APSE Class 3A State honorable mention as an offensive lineman after helping Graham High to a 13-2 mark and a state semifinalist showing as a senior in 2012... a two-time all-district first-team pick as a junior and senior for coach Kenny Davidson...
Coach Maskill said: "Tyler actually played tackle at Graham but we're projecting him at tight end. He's tall and athletic with a good frame."

Stephan Gehringer
Pos: DT
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 260
Hometown: Deer Park, Texas
High School: Deer Park HS

Notables: three-year starter for coach Chris Massey at Deer Park (Texas) High School... earned first-team All-District 21-5A honors as a senior in 2012... helped the Deers to three consecutive playoff appearances including a second-round area showing in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Stephan is a physical defensive tackle who is very strong and can move."

Hagen Hutchinson
Pos: QB
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 185
Hometown: Stamford, Texas
High School: Stamford HS

Notables: a four-year letter winner for coach and father Wayne Hutchinson... earned UIL Offensive and Defensive MVP in the 2012 Class 2A Division I Championship game... combined for 13,446  yards of total offense in three years as a starter at quarterback at Stamford High throwing for 9,055 yards on 578-of-896 passing with 110 touchdowns and 22 interceptions while rushing for 4,391 yards on 176 carries with 71 TDs... responsible for 181 career touchdowns... named APSE Class A Offensive Player of the Year after leading SHS to a state title passing for 3,038 yards and 45 touchdowns while rushing for 1,636 yards and 27 more TDs... a three-time District 9-A Offensive MVP.... four-time first-team All-District 9-A performer at defensive back... twice named Ford Built Tough Player of the Week in 2011 and 2012... named Abilene Reporter News Super Team Player of the Year as a junior in 2011 after passing for 3,437 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for 1,437 yards and 28 TDs... accounted for 2,396 passing yards with 24 TDs and rushed for 1,136 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2010... guided Bulldogs to a bi-district title in 2010, a Class A Division I state runner-up showing in 2011 before claiming the Class A Division I state championship in 2012...also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society, A Honor Roll, Top 5 in SHS Class of 2013, a four-year FFA member, named Top Ag Student in 2011 and was Top Biology Student in 2009... father, Wayne Hutchinson, played football at Angelo State (1986-87) and Cisco Junior College (1984-85)... son of Wayne and Kelley Hutchinson of Stamford, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Hagen is a really talented kid. He's got moxy and is a true field general. He's instinctive as a dual threat. Hagen is a coach's son and is a guy we've targeted all along."

Blake Jackson
Pos: QB
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 180
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein Collins HS

Notables: earned All-District 13-5A honorable mention as a senior in 2012 for  coach Drew Svoboda at Klein Collins High in Spring, Texas... helped Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Blake has a bright upside. He's a guy who can run and throw with a very good arm. He has a big upside."

Je'Darien Jackson-Hanchett
Pos: CB
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 167
Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
High School: Kingwood HS

Notables: earned All-District 18-5A honorable mention after making 52 tackles including eight stops for loss with eight pass breakups while blocking four field goals as a senior in 2012 for coach Barry Campbell at Kingwood (Texas) High... son of Paul Hanchett and Jackie Black of Kingwood, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Je'Darien is a big corner who we think has it all. He can run, is physical and is athletic. We like everything about him."

Don Jerry
Pos: RB
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 175
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
High School: Arlington Bowie HS

Notables: a three-time all-district performer during prep career... a first-team All-Disrict 3-5A awardee after making the move to tailback for coach Kenny Perry at Arlington Bowie High School in 2012... helped Volunteers to a Region I-5A showing as a senior...  a first-team All-District 6-4A performer at wide receiver at Fort Worth South Hills High as a junior in 2011 after obtaining second-team accolades as a sophomore in 2010...
Coach Maskill said: "Don is really fast as a smaller back, but can really run. He has quick feet."

Jacob Keene
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 290
Hometown: Magnolia Springs, Texas
High School: Kirbyville HS

Notables: T
Coach Maskill said: "Jacob is a guy who will come in, work hard and dedicate himself. He will be a really good addition to us."

Tim Lapaglia
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 225
Hometown: Leander, Texas
High School: Rouse HS

Notables: two-year starter at linebacker for coach Joshua Mann at Rouse High School in Leander, Texas... earned APSE first-team all-state honors after making 152 tackles including108 solo stops with seven sacks, four interceptions and four forced fumbles as  a senior in 2012.. an All-District 25-4A first-team and All-CenTex first-team selection as a senior... made 58 tackles in five games as  a junior in 2011... helped Raiders to a Class 4A state semifinalist showing in 2012... earned academic all-district honors in 2011 and 2012... son of Mike and Doreen Lapaglia of Leander, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Tim comes from a brand new program at Rouse High. He will grow into his body who could end up being an outside backer or a defensive end. Tim has a big upside in the sense that his body is just now developing."

Sam Lawlis
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 220
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
High School: Round Rock HS

Notables: an APSE Class 5A all-state honorable mention pick after making 122 tackles including 22 for loss with seven sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a punt block as a senior in 2012... a first-team All-District 16-5A selection as a senior... also was a second-team all-league performer as a punter... also earned Academic All-District accolades as a senior... son of Keith and Jamie Lawlis of Round Rock, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Sam can really run as a linebacker after playing safety and quarterback as a junior. He is fast and aggressive and will fit in very well as a mike backer."

Eric Luna
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-0/ 180
Hometown: Deer Park, Texas
High School: Deer Park HS

Notables: two-time first-team all-district performer at wide receiver for coach Chris Massey at Deer Park (Texas) High School... helped Deer to the area round of the playoffs in 2011 and 2012...  caught 37 passes for 572 yards as a senior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Eric runs really good routes and has really good hands. He has a really good understanding of the passing game."

Derek Mankins
Pos: OL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 275
Hometown: Windthorst, Texas
High School: Windthorst HS

Notables: two-time all-state performer for coaches Chris Tackett and Bill Green at Windthorst (Texas) High School... named to Associated Press Sports Editors honorable mention Class A All-State team in 2011 and 2012... earned Collin Street Bakery TSWA honorable mention all-state honors as a junior in 2011... a two-way first-team all-district performer on the offensive and defensive lines in 2011 and 2012 after garnering second-team honors at both positions as a sophomore in 2010... helped the Trojans to a bi-district showing in 2012 after advancing to the state quarterfinals in 2011... a 2012 THSCA academic all-state selection... 
Coach Maskill said: "Derek has gotten better every year as an offensive lineman. He's attended our camps every summer. He played guard and tackle and comes off the ball very well. Derek is a local kid who will get better every day."

Bryce Plant
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 215
Hometown: Humble, Texas
High School: Kingwood Park HS

Notables: converted quarterback who helped the Panthers to a bi-district playoff appearance in 2011... competed for coach Jim Holley at Kingwood Park High School...
Coach Maskill said: "Bryce is another athletic linebacker who can come off the edge. He will be a weak side linebacker for us. He is instinctive and athletic who can run."

Clay Robinson
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 220
Hometown: Alvin, Texas
High School: Alvin HS

Notables: a District 22-5A honorable mention at defensive end for coach Trey Herrmann at Alvin (Texas) High School... credited with 38 tackles including 21 solo stops with five tackles for loss as a senior in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Clay is aggressive, physical and can run. He's going to be a big kid who will grow into his frame."

John Rowell
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 240
Hometown: Stafford, Texas
High School: Dulles HS

Notables: a two-time all-district performer for coach Jim Creech at Dulles HIgh School in Fort Bend, Texas... an All-District 23-5A first-team selection as a senior in 2012 and a second-team pick as a sophomore in 2010...  led Vikings to an area playoff showing in 2012 and a bi-district appearance in 2011...
Coach Maskill said: "John can play defensive tackle or end. He played offensive tackle in high school. He is big, athletic and a strong, physical player. We believe he's got tremendous upside."

Malachi Smith
Pos: CB
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 170
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: Berkner HS

Notables: made 36 tackles including nine solo stops and sack as a senior in 2012... credited with two pass breakups and a forced fumble... helped Rams to a bi-district showing in 2011... two-year letterwinner for coach Jim Leford... 
Coach Maskill said: "Malachi is a hitter and quick with good closing time with speed. He is a heady corner."

Josh Stewart
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 180
Hometown: College Station, Texas
High School: A&M-Consolidated HS

Notables: a first-team All-District 14-5A selection at wide receiver in his first season on the gridiron as a senior in 2012 for coach David Raffield at A&M Consolidated High in College Station, Texas... helped Tigers to an area round showing in the 2012 playoffs... made 30 receptions for 445 yards and six touchdowns in 2012... a second-team all-district performer on the basketball floor as a junior in 2011 and gained honorable mention as a sophomore in 2010...
Coach Maskill said: "Josh is a first-year player who has played basketball and can jump out of the gym. He's raw, but he's just learning now how to play the game."

Malik Tipler
Pos: LB
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 180
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Bowie HS

Notables: a two-time all-district performer at Arlington Bowie High School for coach Kenny Perry... earned first-team All-District 4-5A mention as a junior in 2011 before gaining second-team accolades as a senior in 2012... helped Volunteers to an 11-2 ark and a regional playoff appearance in 2012...
Coach Maskill said: "Malik is instinctive, physical, tough and aggressive."

Ben Trotter
Pos: TE
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 220
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Pantego Chrisitan

Notables: a two-way all-district performer for coach Jerry Hawkes at Pantego Christian High in Arlington, Texas... a first-team District I Division II performer at tight end and gained second-team honors as a defensive lineman as a senior in 2012... gained second-team accolades at both positions as a junior in 2011... also an all-district honorable mention at center on the basketball floor in 2011... 
Coach Maskill said: "Ben is a basketball guy who is very physical. He had a lot of D-1 looks. He's a big body kid who can run and can catch. He will be a big target for us."

Brodey West
Pos: TE/OL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 260
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
High School: Rider HS

Notables: a second-team All-District 5-4A selection as a tight end and fullback as a senior in 2012 for coach James Garfield at Rider High School in Wichita Falls...  helped Raiders to a Class 4A state semifinalist showing in 2012 and a state quarterfinal appearance in 2011...
Coach Maskill said: "Brodey played tight end this year. He's big, can run and is physical. Brodey has really good feet."

Brandon Williams
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 180
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
High School: Rider HS

Notables: garnered District 5-4A Special Teams MVP honors as a senior in 2012.. finished injury shortened senior campaign with 12 receptions for 285 yards... scored four touchdowns, knocked in 26 PATs and converted a field goal to account for 53 total points as a senior in 2012... earned second-team All-District 5-4A honors as a junior...  recorded 20 pass receptions for 459 yards and four touchdowns... voted team captain in 2012... a THSCA Academic All-State honoree... helped Raiders to state quarterfinal showings in 2010 and 2011 before advancing to the semifinals in 2012... son of Brian and Tina Williams of Wichita Falls, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Brandon was injured a good portion of this year. He can place kick, can punt and plays soccer. He's a physical receiver and is very instinctive with the ability to find the open area of the field."

Christian Williams
Pos: DE
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 230
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: Mesquite HS

Notables: two-year starter on the defensive line for coach Robbie Robinson at Mesquite (Texas) High School... an APSE Class 5A honorable mention all-state performer and first-team All-District 12-5A selection after making 62 tackles with 10.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2012... helped Skeeters to an 11-1 record and  a district title in 2011... MHS advanced three rounds deep into the 2011 playoffs before advancing to the second round in 2012... member of the A/B Honor Roll... voted team captain going into the 2012 campaign... son of Casey and Ericka Williams of Mesquite, Texas...
Coach Maskill said: "Christian is a really good pass rusher and is very aggressive. He's really physical for his size and has a lot of speed."

Deyleon Williams
Pos: S
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 190
Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
High School: Bishop Dunne HS

Notables: earned TAPPS All-State honors after making 93 tackles with three interceptions, four forced fumbles and 12 pas breakups as a senior in 2012... a first-team TAPPS Division I all-district performer... earned second-team all-district performer as a junior finishing with 84 tackles with five interceptions, four forced fumbles in 2011... helped Falcons to four consecutive TAPPS playoff berths...also a pitcher and outfielder on the baseball diamond 
Coach Maskill said: "Deyleon is very fluid and very instinctive. He covers a lot ground and has very good feet."

Rod Young
Pos: WR
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 160
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: North Crowley HS

Notables: accounted for 21 receptions for 302 yards and a touchdown at the wide receiver position as a senior in 2012... caught 12 passes for 132 yards as a junior in 2011... two-year letterwinner for coach Keeath Magee at North Crowley High in Fort Worth...
Coach Maskill said: "Rod really reminds you of David Little. He's long, he's a competitor and really runs good routes."