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Louisiana Tech Adds Five to Signing Class

The Bulldogs’ 2019 class has grown to 16

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After signing 11 in the early signing period, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs added five recruits to their 2019 class on Wednesday.

Two JUCO and three high school recruits signed to play in Ruston on the traditional National Signing Day. With three defensive linemen and one offensive lineman, Skip Holtz clearly wanted to fortify the trenches with this group.

Keivie Rose and Deshon Hall are both three-star defensive linemen coming straight from high school. Although Willie Baker’s performance in the Hawaii Bowl suggests he could be the immediate successor to Jaylon Ferguson, Rose and Hall will have an opportunity to contribute down the road. Tech also added a third defensive lineman in JUCO transfer Malik Wells, who is unranked by 247 but could add more immediate depth to a line that is losing a potential first round pick.

Carter Habich is the other JUCO transfer. Habich is a two-star offensive lineman who played for Arizona Western College last season. His path to Tech was a bit unusual as AWC shut down the program at the end of the season, so he transferred temporarily to Garden City CC in Kansas.

The biggest get for the Dawgs, however, is not a lineman. Charvis Thornton is a three-star cornerback from Baton Rouge who is not only the highest rated recruit of this new group, but the highest of Tech’s entire 2019 class. With L’Jarius Sneed being a senior and Amik Robertson a junior this coming season, Thornton has a chance to be the future at the position for the resurgent Bulldog defense.

With these new additions, La Tech’s signing class now sits at 16. Thirteen of these recruits come from high school along with three JUCO transfers. Louisiana and Texas predictably dominate the class, with Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Illinois and Florida each providing one recruit.

This class is heavy on offensive and defensive linemen, which combine to make half the group. In addition to the four defensive linemen, Tech also brought in five additional defensive players for new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. A quarterback, receiver and kicker round out the group of 16.

Here is the updated list of 2019 signees for Louisiana Tech:

Louisiana Tech 2019 Signing Class

Name Position Height Weight Previous School State 247 Composite HS/JUCO
Name Position Height Weight Previous School State 247 Composite HS/JUCO
Allen Walker LB 6-2 215 Milton GA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Charvis Thornton CB 5-10 180 Southern Lab LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Christian Archangel CB 6-0 180 O. Comeaux LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Deshon Hall DE 6-3 250 East Ascension LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Jakson Thomson QB 6-3 195 Lake Highlands TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Jonah Brewster OL 6-7 290 Prestonwood Christian TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Keivie Rose DE 6-4 270 Henderson TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Khiry Morrison S 6-0 200 West Feliciana LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Kyle Maxwell WR 6-3 180 Amite LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Maki Carabin LB 6-1 230 Alamo Heights TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Mykol Clark DE 6-4 235 Crowley TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Stevie Ballard OL 6-5 290 Central Hinds MS ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Antawn Lewis OL 6-5 290 Coahoma CC (MS) FL ⭐⭐ JUCO
Carter Habich OL 6-5 325 Arizona Western College WA ⭐⭐ JUCO
Jacob Barnes K 5-9 170 Woodlawn LA ⭐⭐ HS
Malik Wells DT 6-2 275 College of DuPage IL JUCO

The Louisiana Tech Spring Game will be held on April 13. The Bulldogs will open their 2019 season against Texas on Aug. 31 in Austin.