University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Russ Huesman announced the Mocs’ 2013 Signing Class today. Chattanooga inked 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent and recognized two newcomers already enrolled at UTC. The Mocs recruiting base included seven from Georgia, four from Alabama and Tennessee and one each from Florida and West Virginia.
The class has 11 offensive players and six on the defensive side of the ball. There are 12 prospects with at least two stars and nine all-state honorees. Both are the most in any one signing class in the Huesman era. Nine of the 17 newcomers also earned academic honors during their prep careers.
The list is highlighted by a group of local student-athletes, including linebacker David Morgan (6-2, 210), offensive linemen Hunter Townson (6-4, 280) and Jacob Revis (6-2, 295) and defensive lineman D.J. Prather (6-4, 235). Townson,a two-star prospect, graduated from Ider High School in Ider, Ala., and is already enrolled at UTC. Morgan was a two-time all-district performer at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tenn. Prather (Gordon Central HS - Calhoun,Ga.) and Revis (Rhea County HS - Dayton, Tenn.) were both all-state players and members of the Chattanooga TimesFree Press Dynamite Dozen.
Other student-athletes from Tennessee include All-American receiver Davis Howell (6-2, 190) from Knoxville and offensive lineman Logan Teichmann (6-4, 270) from Brentwood. Howell broke the national prep career record with 358 catches and won two state titles at the Christian Academy of Knoxville. Teichmann, an all-state performer and two-star prospect at Brentwood High School, is the son of former UTC kicker Jack Teichmann (1981-83).
Offensive lineman Channing Smith (6-4, 280) is the lone transfer in the group. He joined the Mocs after spending the previous two seasons at Marshall. The former all-state prep player from Kermit, W.Va., has three years of eligibility