YSU Announces February NLI Signing Class

YSU Signees

Listed below will be biography sketches on players who signed National Letters of Intent with the Youngstown State football program on Wednesday.

  • DB - Demetrius Ford (Miami, Fla./Columbus H.S.)
  • LB - Alex Howard (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy H.S.)
  • DB - Troy Jakubec (Warren, Ohio/Warren Harding H.S.)
  • DE - Cheriff Jamison (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney H.S.)
  • C – Matt Jones (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard H.S./West Virginia)
  • LB - Andres Lehrmann (Doral, Fla./Doral Academy)
  • OL - Jaison Williams (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison H.S.)
  • DE - Dylan Wudke (Miamisburg, Ohio/Miamisburg H.S.)
  • December Signees

Signed With @YoungstownStFB During NLI Signing Day

Demetrius Ford

Demetrius Ford

5-9 | 170 | Defensive Back
Miami, Fla.
Columbus High School

High School: Three-star prospect by 247sports and rivals.com as a cornerback...also played running back...Honorable-Mention Miami Herald All-Dade County Class 8A-6A selection...in 2018, the Explorers were 14-1 advancing to the Class 8 State Championship Game...forced a fumble in the title game...coach was Dave Dunn.


Alex Howard

Alex Howard

6-2 | 210 | Linebacker
Cincinnati, Ohio
Mount Healthy High School

High School: Selected to play in the OHSFCA North-South Classic...will play for the South team...as a senior appeared in six games missing four with an injury...was a second-team Division III All-Southwest District pick as a senior...named first-team All-Southwest Ohio Conference as a senior...was also a first-team all-conference and a second-team all-district selection as a junior...had six sacks and two forced fumbles in 2017...was the school's named Homecoming King in 2018...coach was Arvie Crouch.


Troy Jakubec

Troy Jakubec

6-1 | 180 | Defensive Back
Warren, Ohio
Warren Harding High School

High School: First-team All-American Conference Gold Tier selection...played defensive back and wide receiver...coach was Steve Arnold.


Cheriff Jamison

Cheriff Jamison

6-4 | 230 | Defensive End
Youngstown, Ohio
Cardinal Mooney High School

High School: Three-star prospect by 247sports and rivals.com...Special Mention Division IV OPSWA all-state selection...was a Division IV First-team All-Northeast Inland District pick as a defensive lineman...as a junior, was an honorable-mention Division IV All-Northeast Inland District pick...coach was P.J. Fecko.


Matt Jones

Matt Jones

6-3 | 325 | Center
Hubbard, Ohio
Hubbard High School / West Virginia

West Virginia: Was a member of the program from 2015-18...started the final 25 games of career at center for the Mountaineers...as a senior in 2018, started all 12 games...WVU had one of the best offense's and passing attacks in the FBS...helped block for QB Will Grier, who finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy as a senior...saw limited action in 2016 and redshirted in 2015...coach was Dana Holgorsen.

High School: Two-time first-team All-Ohio Division III selection...also named two-time first-team Division III All-Northeast Inland District...played on the offensive and defensive lines...as a senior, Eagles were 12-1 and advanced to the regional finals...Hubbard averaged 42.8 points and 358.8 rushing yards per game...offense racked up 63 rushing touchdowns...on defense, finished career with 168 total tackles, including 108 solo stops...had 51 TFLs, 12.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles...also blocked five field goals...as a junior, Eagles were also 12-1 winning the conference title and advancing to the regional finals..coach was Brian Hoffman.

Andres Lehrmann

Andres Lehrmann

6-2 | 230 | Linebacker
Doral, Fla.
Doral Academy

High School: Played defensive end and outside linebacker...returned a fumble for a touchdown against Miami Springs...Firebirds posted a 9-3 record in 2018 and played in the Class 7A playoffs...as a junior, was an honorable-mention All-Dade County Class 8A-6A selection...coach was Jase Stewart...defensive coordinator was former Penguin Devont'a Davis.

 

Jaison Williams

Jaison Williams

6-2 | 330 | Offensive Lineman
Trotwood, Ohio
Trotwood-Madison High School

High School: Second-team All-Ohio Division III selection as a senior...was also a Division III first-team All-Southwest Ohio selection...was a first-team All-GWOC American South Division selection as a senior and a junior...Rams went 15-0 and won the Division III state championship in 2017...Trotwood-Madison defeated Tri-Valley in the Division III title game, 27-19...coach was Jeff Graham.

Dylan Wudke

Dylan Wudke

6-4 | 215 | Defensive End
Miamisburg, Ohio
Miamisburg High School

High School: Special-Mention Division I All-Ohio selection as a senior...was a first-team Division I All-Southwest District honoree as a defensive end...was also a first-team All-GWOC National League honoree...credited with 48 total tackles, 20 of which were solo stops...had three sacks...as a tight end, caught five passes for 96 yards, including two touchdowns...as a junior, had 55 total tackles, including 21 solo stops...had 2.5 sacks...was a second-team all-conference selection as a junior...coach was Steve Channell...also plays baseball.