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Barton Football Signs Inaugural Class As Preparation Begins For 2020

by John Karrs

WILSON, N.C. – February 6, 2019 — The newly-formed Barton College Football Team has signed its first-ever recruiting class.  A total of 37 student-athletes signed with the Bulldogs on national signing day with 34 coming from the state of North Carolina.

“It’s a great day to be a Barton Bulldog,” said Barton Head Football Coach Chip Hester.  “Today is another historic day for Barton College Football.  National signing day is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication by the young men and their families.  It also represents bold vision and preparation by the Barton College community.

“We’ve signed a distinctive group of young men who have committed to be uncommon,” added Hester.  “They look forward to receiving a great education while making history on the football field.  These young men have accepted the challenge, and I can’t wait to coach the group.”

Barton officially announced the return to intercollegiate football on Tuesday, June 19, with the hiring of Coach Hester.  Barton, then Atlantic Christian College, last fielded a team in 1950.  The school will begin intercollegiate play in 2020 and recently signed a scheduling alliance with the South Atlantic Conference, an NCAA Division II league fielding teams in Tennessee and North and South Carolina.

2019 Barton College Football Signees

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown, High School
Bailey Baker, QB, 6-1, 190, New London, N.C., North Stanly
Brandon Betts, OL, 6-3, 275, Chapel Hill, N.C., Carrboro
Toney Black, Jr., DE, 6-0, 200, Harrisburg, N.C., Hickory Ridge
Laquan Brown, ATH, 6-1, 190, Beulaville, N.C., East Duplin
Alex Buschow, OL, 6-2, 270, Raleigh, N.C., Wakefield
Isaiah Dickens, DT, 6-0, 270, Wake Forest, N.C., Wake Forest
Ben Ellis, DE, 6-1, 200, Mooresville, N.C., Mooresville
Carson Ellis, TE, 6-3, 215, Clinton, N.C., Clinton
Tyler Flippen, QB, 6-1, 190, Greensboro, N.C., Northern Guilford
Doug Flora, OL 6-2, 250, Virginia Beach, Va., Kempsville
Markell Gibbs, CB, 5-10, 170, Winterville, N.C., South Central
Koda Gibson, LB/FB, 5-11, 215, Trinity, N.C., Wheatmore
Quayon Gilbert, DB, 6-1, 180, Kernersville, N.C., East Forsyth
Alex Gowda, LB, 6-2, 225, Gibsonville, N.C., Eastern Guilford
Ivan Jacobs, OL/DL, 6-2, 255, Concord, N.C., Northwest Cabarrus
Maddox Johnson, LB, 5-11, 215 Lexington, N.C., North Davidson
Noah Johnson, DE, 6-2, 220, Lexington, S.C., River Bluff
Daymon Kardesoglu, OL, 6-2, 290, Wilson, N.C., Beddingfield
Finn Long, FB, 5-11, 205, Danbury, N.C., North Stokes
Darion Lott, DE/DT, 6-2, 240, Kannapolis, N.C., A.L. Brown
James McIntyre, III, LB, 6-1, 215, Kernersville, N.C., Glenn
Hunter Medford, OL/DL, 6-0, 285, Tarboro, N.C., Tarboro
Keith Mosely, LB, 6-1, 220, Asheville, N.C., Asheville
Jacoby Packer, OL, 6-2, 280, Harrisburg, N.C., Hickory Ridge
Jackson Perrell, WR/ATH, 5-11, 170, Lexington, N.C., North Davidson
Christian Phaby, DT, 6-2, 275, Wilson, N.C., James B. Hunt
Anton Popov, WR, 5-10, 175, Raleigh, N.C., Sanderson
Colby Rouse, OL, 6-4, 295, Jacksonville, N.C., Southwest Onslow
Cole Shelton, DB, 6-0, 175, Mount Airy, N.C., Mount Airy
Damean Spikes, DB, 6-0, 180, Shelby, N.C., Crest
Gage Taylor, RB/WR, 5-7, 175, Trinity, N.C., Trinity
Jordan Terrell, RB, 5-10, 205, Ramseur, N.C., Eastern Randolph
Jared Torrence, DE/LB, 6-0, 220, High Point, N.C., High Point Christian
Jadyn Washington, QB, 6-1, 170, Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek
Franklin Wheeler, DB, 6-0, 180, Fayetteville, N.C., Jack Britt
Jake Wilder, OL 6-1, 290, Wendell, N.C., Corinth Holders
Emmanuel Wright, CB, 5-9, 170, Chester, S.C., Chester