NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin football program announced the signing of 17 recruits Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what the coaching staff has to say about their future Lumberjacks. This list will be updated as soon as players get added to the 2023 Signing Class.
Sebastian Sagar: 6’4 220 LB, Rhode Island
“Sebastian is a long, rangy LB that can roll. Adding a versatile player on the Defensive Side of the ball.” – Cameron Rogers
Connor Mullins: 6’2 250 TE, UMHB
Efficient target in the redzone, Mullins recorded two touchdowns on three receptions in the 2021 season.
“Connor is a talented blocking tight end. Coming to Nacogdoches with a National Championship under his belt. He has the ability to elevate SFA’s offense from multiple aspects as he also has great ball skills coming out of the backfield.” – Tim Bleil
Nate Adams: 6’6 315 OT, Hawaii University
Nate was a three-year starter on the offensive line at Flower Mound High School and a two-time 6-6A first-team all-district in ’19 and ’20. He was selected to play in the 2021 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and won the VYPE DFW 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll.Xavier Potts: 6’0 290 DT, Southern University
“From Southern University, this young man is strong and very athletic will be an immediate impact player for the jacks up front.” – Ike Eguae
Jaylin Tolbert: 6’2 220 WR, Georgia State University
Played in eight games in 2022 for Georgia State, primarily on special teams. Was awarded All-State, All-Region, and All-Lakelands at Greenwood High School.
“Jaylin is a powerful athlete with 3 years left to compete for the Lumberjacks. His competitiveness and work ethic make him a great fit for what we’re building here!” – Kevin Bleil
Adrian Shepherd: 6’0 200 S, Washington State University
As a junior at McKinney High School, Adrian was named to All-District Honorable Mention after making 94 tackles with four for loss, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.
“We are excited to bring a hard-hitting safety with tremendous range back home to Texas. Shepherd is a man of high character and we are excited to have him join our Lumberjack family.” – Marcus Trice
Anthony Williams: 6’1 220 RB, UCF
“Anthony was highly recruited coming out of HS. Several Power 5 offers. He comes to SFA with a new opportunity in a scheme that suits him. He will be a tremendous runner between the tackles.” – Eric Stephens
Brock Bolfing: 6’2 190 QB, Blinn Junior College
This past year, Brock recorded 1173 yards, ten touchdowns, and 130.3 yards per game in nine total games for the Buccaneers.
“Brock will be a great addition to the QB Room. He works hard as anybody in America and he is unbelievable in terms of football IQ. Brock will make a positive impact on the team.” – Jared May
Khi’yon Wafer: 6’1 190 WR, University of Houston
“We are very excited about Khi’Yon. He is an explosive playmaker that can impact the game in a lot of different ways!” – Kevin Bleil
Jaden Stewart: 6’0 220 RB, PVAMU
During his time at PVAMU, Jaden recorded a total of 386 attempts, 1992 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 64.3 yards per game.
“Jaden is a downhill back with good vision. He’s hardly tackled by the first defender and is more than a willing blocker. He’s going to be a great addition to the SFA RB room.” – Eric Stephens
Tyler Kirkess: 6’2 190 WR, UV-Wise
This past year, Tyler recorded 33 receptions, 454 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.
“He has a lot of raw talent with a great frame. Could have a very high ceiling for the lumberjacks.” – Kevin Bleil
Paul Miller: 6’2 195 DB, Charleston University
During the past year, Miller recorded 19 tackles, two forced fumbles, and four pass breakups.
“Paul is a Graduate transfer from the University of Charleston with 1 year of eligibility remaining. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Miller was a standout at Lanier HS. he is a versatile, lengthy DB that has experience at all positions in the secondary. He is a veteran player who will provide experience and leadership during his final season with the Lumberjacks.” – Nik Nelson
Marseille Taylor: 6’2 190 S, Riverside City
“We are excited to have Marseille join the Lumberjack family! He joins us from two championship caliber programs. This LOCK DOWN safety will help keep the Wins coming!” – Marcus Trice
Jarvis Anderson: 5’10 165 CB, Taylor HS
In the 2021 season, Jarvis recorded a forced fumble, fumble recovery touchdown, three interceptions, and a pick-six.
“Jarvis is one of the more athletic players we’ve ever signed here! He’ll be a two-sport star for the Lumberjacks, as he’s also one of the nation’s elite track athletes. And I think Jarvis puts it best, “He’s deaf, not disabled!” – Colby Carthel
Issac Jones: 6’1 185 WR, Nacogdoches HS
“We are excited to add another hometown athlete from Nacogdoches HS. Isaac was a “jack of all trades” in high school, playing a little bit of everything, so we are excited to see him excel as he focuses in on one position!” – Kevin Bleil
Dawaun Harris Jr.: 5’11 180 S, Woodlawn, LA
“We are excited to have DJ join our Lumberjack family. He plays the game with tremendous effort and covers ground fast. He matches that effort in the classroom as well.” – Marcus Trice
Jacob Hand: 6’1 165 K, Mansfield
“Jacob is a Punter, Kicker combo guy that can excel in all 3 facets of the kicking game. He won multiple MVP awards at our Specialist Camp this past July. A multiple time football all-district selection at Mansfield High School for Coach Greg George, where he was also a multiple year starter on his high schools soccer team. A high academic kid with a great work ethic who will be a stud for the Lumberjacks.” – Nik Nelson