From Albany State Athletics:
Albany State Coach Gabe Giardina on the 2022 class:
I am very excited to announce 19 new FAMILY members to our Albany State football family. I would like to personally thank our coaches and their families for the effort they have put into signing such a talented collection of young men. We have continued to find our type of guys that recognize how special and how hard it is to be a Golden Ram. These are not only guys who jump off the tape but men who are leaders and competitors at their respective schools. The future is bright and this group has been recruited over the last twelve months and has a chance to be very special. We continue to create competition and depth on a team that returns 18 of 22 starters and won the 2021 SIAC Conference Championship.
I am very thankful to an outstanding group of professors and administrators that met with all these young men on their official visits. We recruit as a whole university, and I can say with without hesitation that the Albany State community really blew these families away with their passion for seeing these young men as student athletes that will do great things in the classroom and on the field.
Kaleb Jackson | Quarterback | 6-1 180 | Grovetown, GA (Evans High School)
Kaleb was a 4-year starter at Evans High School, Kaleb was named to the All-Region 3-6A first team in back-to-back years. In 2021 he was named the Region 3-6A offensive player of the year and 6A all-state honorable mention. He garnered a two-star rating by QBHitlist.com.
Luther Woullard | Defensive Back | 6-0 185 | Petal, MS (Pearl River Community College)
Accumulated 39 total tackles and two interceptions during the 2021 season at Pearl River Community College. In 2020 Luther was an impact player, playing in all six games. He made 44 tackles, four pass breakups, and had one forced fumble. His 2021 season resulted in a JCGridiron.com First-Team All-America Selection.
Daytin Baker | Defensive Back | 5-11 178 | Blackshear, GA (Pierce County High School)
Daytin was a four-year starter at Pierce County High School. In 2020 his two interceptions during the state championship game were key in leading the school to its first state championship. He was picked Player of the Year for AAA Region and the All-State 1st team. During his career he tallied up 121 tackles, 2 sacks, 13 interceptions, and 11 TDs.
Tylar Belcher | Defensive Back | 5-9 160 | Valdosta, GA (Lowndes High School)
Tylar was a four-year letterman at Lowndes High School, playing on both sides on the ball. Defensively he tallied up 97 tackles, 8 interceptions, and 12 pass breakups during his career.
Gilbert Brown | Punter | 6-0 160 | Richmond Hill, GA (Richmond Hill High School)
Gilbert was named the to the All-Region 2-6A first team. Brown averaged nearly 40 yards a punt for the Richmond Hill Wildcats, including a long punt of 63 yards.
Willie Brown | Wide Receiver | 5-10 175 | Quitman, GA (Brooks County High School)
Willie was named to the All-Region 2-1A first team and was an integral piece of the Trojans 2021 GHSA 1A state championship team. In his senior season he compiled 50 catches for 1,146 yds and 11 touchdowns.
Ashton Donald | Offensive Lineman | 6-3 310 | Daphne, AL (Daphne High School)
Ashton was two-year starter that consistently graded out over 85% over his high school career while racking up over 50 pancake blocks. While at Daphne High School, Ashton was a dual-sport athlete throwing the discus for track and field.
Bubba Ellis | Linebacker | 6-2 225 | Tifton, GA (Tift County High School)
Bubba was named to the All-Region 1-7A team. Bubba accumulated 70 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 4 Sacks in the 2021 season.
Cameron High | Defensive Lineman | 6-0 265 | Douglas, GA (Coffee High School)
Cameron was a first-team All-Region selection at defensive line. He helped lead the Coffee Trojans to a 7-3 overall record this season while accumulating 175 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks during his career.
Brandon High | Linebacker | 6-0 225 | Douglas, GA (Coffee High School)
Brandon is the twin brother of Cameron and together they made for a great defensive duo in region 1-5A in Georgia. Brandon was named first team All-Region and throughout his career he racked up 290 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and 1 interception.
Kris Jackson | Defensive Line | Twin City, GA (Emanuel County Institute)
Kris was a two-way starter at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, Georgia. Kris accumulated 59 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries during his senior season. He was named first-team All-region 3-1A, and honorable mention on the all-state state. Kris was also a standout basketball player.
Isaiah Morrison | Defensive Lineman | 6-1 270 | Daytona Beach, FL (Mainland High School)
Isaiah was named to the Florida All-Area Defense covering the Volusia/Flagler/St. Johns area. He finished his senior campaign with 20 Tackles for loss and 5 Sacks.
Audric Moultrie | Offensive Lineman | 6-4 295 | Pensacola, FL (West Florida High School)
Audric was a 3-year starter that accumulated over 40 pancake blocks. While at West Florida High School, Audric was a dual- sport athlete competing in their weightlifting program.
Aaron Newton | Wide Receiver | 6-3 192 | Stockbridge, GA (Stockbridge High School)
Aaron is a three-sport athlete at Stockbridge high school, lettering in football, basketball, as well as track and field while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
Tyler Nonnombre | Defensive Lineman | 6-3 240 | Bradenton, FL (Bradenton Southeast High School)
Tyler was a two-way starter at Bradenton Southeast High School and collected 42 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks in the 2021 season.
Noah Stovall | Offensive Lineman | 6-4 260 | Warner Robins, GA (Warner Robins High School)
Noah was a two-year starter at Warner Robins, winning back-to-back State Championships in 2020 and 2021, while making trips to the State Championship game as a Sophomore and Freshman. Noah was selected All-Region 1-5A for the 2021 season.
Michael Trimble | Offensive Lineman | 6-5 280 | Jacksonville, FL (Trinity Christian Academy)
Michael was a three-year starter at Trinity Christian Academy on the offensive line. Michael helped lead Trinity Christian Academy to three straight playoff appearances. While at Trinity Christian Academy, Michael was a dual sport athlete throwing both shotput and the discus for his track team.
Niterrian Walker | Offensive Lineman | 6-2 260 |Thomaston, GA (Upson-Lee High School)
Niterrian was a 3-year starter that played on both sides of the ball in the trenches for Upson-Lee. While at Upson-Lee, Niterrian was a dual sport athlete throwing the discus for track, voted as Mr. Upson-Lee by his teachers and peers while being selected to the National Honor Society.
Jamill Williams | Wide Receiver | 5-11 180 | College Park, GA (Benjamin Banneker HS)
Jamill was named first-team All-Region class 3-5A. As a senior, he totaled over 1300 all-purpose yards including 833 yards rushing, 469 receiving and 23 touchdowns.