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FLC football announces new signees – The Durango Herald

Skyhawks ink 31 on first day of signing period

Fort Lewis College head football coach Johnny Cox announced 31 student athletes have signed on to play ball for the Skyhawks on Wednesday. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

The Fort Lewis College football program and head coach Johnny Cox announced the addition of 31 student-athletes to the team’s 2023 roster on Wednesday. The latest additions include two collegiate transfers and 29 high school seniors.

“Our coaching staff is extremely excited about this year’s class,” Cox said. “We have added high-character student-athletes that will make us bigger, stronger and faster in all aspects of our game. This class brings in new tools that will allow us to better reach our goals as a team and as a program.”

The 31 new players are in addition to five transfers with FLC who signed during the early signing period. Wednesday was the first day of the NCAA’s signing period for high school seniors. Now all high school, junior college and four-year program transfers may sign at any time.

The following new student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent or Aid agreements with the Skyhawks football program, listed alphabetically.

Name (position/height/weight/hometown/high school/previous school)

Josiyah Archuleta (wide receiver, 5-11, 165 pounds, Farmington, New Mexico/Farmington High School)

Akicita Ardoin (Offensive line, 6-2, 275 pounds, Lafayette, Louisiana/Southside High School)

Samuel Ballas (Defensive back, 6-0, 200 pounds, Centennial, Colorado/Arapahoe High School)

Donald Beck (Offensive line, 6-5, 340 pounds, Farmington, New Mexico/Farmington High School)

Kameron Benton (Defensive end, 6-4, 230 pounds, Lansing, Michigan/Deer Valley High School)

Cody Billie (Offensive line, 6-3, 280 pounds, Farmington, New Mexico/Farmington High School)

Caleb Botticello (Defensive end, 6-3, 230 pounds, Gilbert, Arizona/Higley High School)

Omar Cisneros (defensive back, 5-11, 190 pounds, Westminster, Colorado/Boulder Creek High School)

Kalib Davis (Safety, 5-10, 170 pounds, Aurora, Colorado/Cherokee Trail High School)

Ifiok Ekiko (linebacker, 6-0, 185 pounds, San Diego, California/Poway High School)

Will Eoff (Offensive line, 6-6, 300 pounds, Murrieta, California/Vista Murrieta/Whittier College)

Tomasi Finau (Linebacker, 6-1, 220 pounds, Makawao, Hawaii/King Kekaulike/Arizona Christian University)

Logan Getejanc (Offensive line, 6-1, 285 pounds, Surprise, Arizona/Shadow Ridge High School)

Nicholas Gillespie (Defensive line, 6-2, 225 pounds, Chula Vista, California/Chula Vista High School)

Ajani Hicks (Defensive line, 6-4, 290 pounds, San Diego, California/Sweetwater Union High)

Chase Higham (Defensive line, 6-3, 275 pounds, Herriman, Utah/Mountain Ridge High School)

Brayden Hutchinson (defensive end, 6-3, 230 pounds, Loveland, Colorado/Mountain View High School)

Kodi Ingols (wide receiver, 6-1, 190 pounds, Hayden, Colorado/Hayden High School)

Kameron Lewis (defensive back, 5-10, 160 pounds, Parker, Colorado/JK Mullen High School)

Alec Manuel Jr. (Offensive line, 6-2, 293 pounds, Cortez, Colorado/Montezuma-Cortez High School)

Logan Miller (wide receiver, 5-11, 165 pounds, Longmont, Colorado/Skyline High School)

Brayden Mummert (Tight end, 6-2, 230 pounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico/Cibola High School)

Cape Olsen (Linebacker, 5-11, 220 pounds, Parker, Colorado/Ponderosa High School)

Courtland Sanger (defensive back, 5-10, 170 pounds, Eaton, Colorado/Eaton High School)

Maddax Schaefer (Fullback, 6-0, 220 pounds, Longmont, Colorado/Silver Creek High School)

Nasir Simmons (defensive back, 5-7, 145 pounds, Aurora, Colorado/Rangeview High School)

Gray Smith (Offensive line, 6-2, 225 pounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico/La Cueva High School)

Cole Stanley (Offensive line, 6-0, 260 pounds, Parker, Colorado/Castle View High School)

Otha Thomas (cornerback, 6-0, 150 pounds, Denver, Colorado/Denver South High School)

Chielotam Udengwu (Offensive line, 6-3, 262 pounds, Norwalk, California/John Glenn High School)

Stone Walker (Quarterback, 6-3, 175 pounds, Houston, Texas/Northland Christian School)

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