2016 UCF National Signing Day

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New UCF head football coach Scott Frost and the rest of his coaching staff completed their first signing class with the Knights this week, as 20 players will be donning the Black and Gold for the upcoming season.

“We had a lot of fun putting this class together,” Frost said. “I can’t thank my staff enough. The job my staff did is unbelievable to get this kind of signing class put together in such a short amount of time. We didn’t have the whole staff the entire time in recruiting. In a short amount of time what they were able to get done with this class is amazing. I can’t wait to see what they can do when they have more time to recruit.”

The 2016 class was headlined by four star wide receiver Dredrick Snelson, who originally was committed to the University of Minnesota. Snelson, who was offered scholarships by every major FBS program, flipped the switch on signing day, opting to go with the Knights. Another marquee signee was offensive lineman Aaron Dowdell, who was also rated as a four star prospect according to Rivals.com.

Here is the complete list of signees:

Class of 2016: Mid-Year Enrollee

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School(s)
Christian Beard OL 6-4 285 Waco, Texas Midway (Trinity Valley)

Class of 2016: Fall Enrollees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School(s)
Jaquarius Bargnare WR 5-8 198 Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips
Bryon Brown DB 6-1 165 Miami, Fla. Norland
D.J. Davidson DL 6-5 315 Mesa, Ariz. Desert Ridge
Aaron Dowdell OL 6-4 318 Fairburn, Ga. Creekside
Nate Evans LB 6-1 240 Waggaman, La. John Curtis
Richie Grant DB 6-0 166 Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Choctawhatchee
Jawon Hamilton RB 5-9 193 Homestead, Fla. South Dade
Jordan Johnson OL 6-3 280 Jacksonville, Fla. Ed White
Adrian Killins RB 5-9 155 Daytona Beach, Fla. Mainland
Monterious Loggins LB 6-0 220 Crawfordville, Fla. Wakulla
Dontay Mayfield WR 6-1 195 Homestead, Fla. Gulliver Prep
McKenzie Milton QB 5-11 170 Kapolei, Hawaii Mililani
Eric Mitchell LB 6-1 224 Miami, Fla. Miami Central
Brandon Moore DB 6-1 177 Sanford, Fla. Seminole
Chris Mulumba DL 6-4 270 Vantaa, Finland Makelanrinteen Lukio (Diablo Valley)
Josh Odigie DL 6-4 255 Costa Mesa, Calif. Los Osos (Orange Coast)
Joe Sanders DL 6-4 256 LaGrange, Ga. LaGrange (Highland College)
Dredrick Snelson WR 6-0 193 Miami, Fla. Flanagan
Boman Swanson OL 6-4 274 Homestead, Fla. South Dade

Breakdown by Location:
Florida: 12
Georgia: 2
Arizona: 1
California: 1
Finland: 1
Hawaii: 1
Louisiana: 1
Texas: 1

Breakdown by Position
Defensive Line: 4
Offensive Line: 4
Linebacker: 3
Wide Receiver: 3
Defensive Back: 3
Running Back: 2
Quarterback: 1