36 Sign National Letters of Intent To Play at Henderson State

by Henderson State Athletics  on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 3:54 pm  

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It was another big signing class for Head Football Coach Scott Maxfield as 36 student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play at Henderson State University.

Among the 34 signees were 14 from the state of Arkansas including Bentonville High School quarterback Dallas Hardison.

Hardison had a stellar career at Bentonville throwing for over 6000 yards and completing 73.5 percent of his passes (377-of-513). An All-State selection and member of the Vype Magazine All-Arkansas Team, Hardison passed for 69 career touchdowns and rushed for 14.

In the 2011 Class 7A State Championship Game against Fayetteville, Hardison completed 31-of-40 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns.

Wendell Thompson of El Dorado highlights the receivers signing to play for the Reddies. An All-State selection, Thompson collected nine receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in El Dorado’s 24-20 win over Lake Hamilton in the 2011 Class 6A State Championship.

Additional receivers include Rashad Shepherd of Conway High School, Corey Chappell of Rowlett (Texas) High School, Cody Clayton of Sulpher Springs (Texas) High School, James Jackson of Centerpoint High School in Birmingham, Ala., and junior college transfer Demitrius White of Feather River Community College.

Prescott High School running back Daniel McCoy hopes to help the Reddie running game in the future. McCoy rushed for 2,259 yards and compiled more than 40 touchdowns this past season earning him All-State honors.

McCoy ended his prep career with 4,051 yards rushing on 547 attempts while totaling 436 points.

Quinta Thomas joins McCoy as one of four running backs to sign with the Reddies. Thomas played at Catholic High School in Little Rock and was an All-State pick after rushing for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Additional running backs signing with the Reddies are Cordarius Irby of Conway High School and Terrence Brown of Borger (Texas) High School.

Henderson State has had some talented tight ends the past five years, and Sheridan High School product Josh Miller looks to follow suit.

Miller is a Class 6A All-State selection who averaged 18.5 yards per reception last season totaling 796 yards on 43 receptions.



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