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Monday, 06 May 2013 16:07

Football Signs 14 Additional Recruits

Head Coach Mike Grossner and his staff have signed 43 new recruits for the 2013 season Head Coach Mike Grossner and his staff have signed 43 new recruits for the 2013 season

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner announced the signing of 14 additional recruits for his 2013 football squad, adding to the 29 recruits the team signed back on signing day in February.

"We have added 14 student-athletes since national signing day in February," said Grossner. "We feel like these guys take care of some immediate needs and add depth to our team. This 2013 class of 43 quality young men will have a major impact in our program the next four to five years. I'm very excited about the Wildcats."

For an in-depth look at the 14 new Wildcats please read below, included are video clips of some of the players.

Ikenna Amaliri | RB | 5-9| 200 | Fort Bend Travis HS | Houston, Texas

"Ikenna is a big powerful back with a bright future," said Grossner.

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Everett Basham | RB | 5-11 | 190 | Aurora HS | Aurora, Mo.

Two-time First Team All-District Linebacker and Running back and a Second Team All-State linebacker.

"Everett can play both sides of the ball and is a very impressive young man," said Grossner.

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Clarence Clark | WR/K | 5-10 | 175 | Brophy Prep HS | Phoenix, Ariz.

First Team All-Division 1 wide receiver and Honorable Mention All-State wide receiver.

"Clarence is a great athlete," said Grossner. "Also a strong soccer player in high school and is the nephew of Kansas State great and Kansas City Chief Kevin Lockettt."

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Alex Craven | WR | 6-4 | 180 | Blue Valley West HS | Overland Park, Kan.

"Alex is a big framed wide receiver and has a lot of upside for our program," said Grossner.

Tyrell Everett | DE | 5-11 | 240 | Butler Community College | Topeka, Kan.

"Tyrell was a starting fullback at Butler but will play his high school position of defensive end for us here at Baker," said Grossner.

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Alec Gomez | OL | 6-2 | 265 | Bartlesville HS | Bartlesville, Okla.

First Team All-District lineman.

"With Alec's skill set he should be a great offensive lineman for us," said Grossner.

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Garrett Hendrickson | DE | 6-1 | 190 | Tuttle HS | Tuttle, Okla.

3A All-District defensive lineman.

"Garrett is a tough kid and plays with a high motor," said Grossner

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Michael Igwe | RB | 5-11 | 205 | Fort Bend Travis HS | Houston, Texas

Second Team All-District full back.

"Michael is what you want in a full back," said Grossner. "A player that can run and hit."

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Alan Luna | K/P | 6-4 | 220 | Franklin HS | El Paso, Texas

"Alan has a strong leg," said Grossner. "He does need some game experience."

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Bradley Martin | RB | 5-10 | 180 | Colecamp HS | Lee's Summit, Mo.

"Bradley will have to develop in our program into the back he wants to become," said Grossner.

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Trey McGuire | TE | 6-2 | 220 | Southern Boone County HS | Ashland, Mo.

"Trey still needs to develop at his position of tight end," said Grossner.

Bobby O'Neill | DL | 6-1 | 220 | Blue Valley-Randolph HS | Randolph, Kan.

First Team All-League Offense, Eight Man Honorable Mention All-State and Eight Nam Kansas All Star game participant.

"Bobby is big and strong and could help us on the defensive side of the ball," said Grossner.

Jacob Thomas | DE | 5-10 | 190 | Chapin HS | El Paso, Texas

Honorable Mention All-District DL.

"Jacob is a high motor guy that will play linebacker or defensive end at our level.

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James Valentine | QB | 6-0 | 170 | Platte County HS | Platte County, Mo.

First Team All-Conference quarter back, First Team All-District quarter back, Conference Player of the Year and All-Simone Team.

"James is an athletic quarterback and I like his leadership abilities," said Grossner.

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