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February 7, 2013

Georgia Southern's class includes 7 running backs

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern's fourth signing class under coach Jeff Monken included a strong emphasis on running backs, defensive backs and defensive linemen.

Of the 23 players to sign with Georgia Southern on Wednesday, seven were running backs. The class includes six defensive backs and five defensive linemen.

Monken and his staff signed 18 players from Georgia.

The class includes running back Xavier Tobler, who helped lead Ware County to the Class AAAAA state championship game. Among other running backs: Chaz Thornton of Stephens County, Cam Lewis of North Gwinnett, Chris Jordan of Thomson, Keshun Hill of Northside-Warner Robins and Demarcus Godfrey of East Coweta.

The only quarterback in the class is Alfred "L.A." Ramsby from Cincinnati, who topped 1,600 yards rushing and 1,600 yards passing for Colerain High School.

Football signees announced Wednesday by Georgia Southern, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:

Matthew Breida, rb, 5-10, 175, Nature Coast Technical HS, Brooksville, Fla.

Robert Brice, db, 5-11, 185, Southwest DeKalb HS, Decatur, Ga.

William Bussey, db, 6-0, 210, Thomson (Ga.) HS

Bernard Dawson, dl, 6-2, 225, Thomson (Ga.) HS

Jay Ellison, dl, 6-2, 285, Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.

Ryan George, dl, 6-2, 250, Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Demarcus Godfrey, rb, 5-9, 175, East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, Ga.

Rafael Hardee, dl, 6-1, 240, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.

Tyrail Hawkins, db, 5-10, 175, Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla.

Keshun Hill, rb, 5-11, 190, Warner Robins (Ga.) HS

Darius Jones, db, 5-10, 175, Woodruff (S.C.) HS

Chris Jordan, rb, 5-10, 205, Thomson (Ga.) HS

YoungHoe Koo, pk, 5-9, 170, Ridgewood (N.J.) HS

Andy Kwon, ol, 6-2, 285, North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga.

Taylor Lay, ol, 6-4, 275, Warner Robins (Ga.) HS

Cam Lewis, rb, 6-1, 234, North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga.

Larry Mathews, dl, 6-2, 280, Taylor County HS, Butler, Ga.

Travosier Mitchell, db, 5-11, 195, West Laurens HS, Dexter, Ga.

Kel Parham, db, 5-11, 180, McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.

Alfred "L.A." Ramsby, QB, 5-1, 200, Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio

Nick Sewak, LS, 6-2, 215, Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.

Chaz Thornton, rb, 5-9, 185, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.

Xavier Tobler, rb, 5-10, 200, Ware County HS, Waycross, Ga.

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