TSU Football Early Signing Day
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
TSU Football Early Signing Day

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed announces the signing of players to join the Tigers for the 2020 fall season.

Follow along throughout the day for updates of the new members for the Big Blue.

This is the third year players were able to sign a National Letter of Intent in December. The Tigers added six athletes during the first signing period, including three who will enroll after the break. The Tigers annual Signing Day Celebration introducing all signees, as well as transfers, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Indoor Practice Facility.


Thursday, Dec. 18
1:52 p.m.

De'Amare Chambers
Defensive Back | 6-1 | 170
Powder Springs, Ga.| McEachern HS

  • Led MHS to a Georgia 7A state quarterfinals appearance as a senior
  • Guided squad to a 12-1 record
  • Made 12 solo tackles as a defensive back
  • Finished with two passes defended

Wednesday, Dec. 18
10:12 a.m.

Robert Lacey
Offensive Line | 6-2 | 347
Mobile, Ala.| Hutchinson CC

  • Battled injuries in 2019, playing in four games
  • Redshirted in 2018
  • Led Blount HS to an 11-3 record as a senior

10:06 a.m.
David Johnson
Quarterback | 6-1 | 210
Oak Cliff, Texas | Tyler Junior College 

  • Played in eight games as a sophomore
  • Completed 105-of-185 passes (56.8) for 1,387 yards
  • Tossed seven touchdowns, five interceptions
  • Added 70 yards on eight carries and one touchdown
  • Played in one game as a freshman completing 9-of-19 passes for 79 yards
  • Rushed for 54 yards on five touches
  • Was a 2-Star recruit by Rivals out of South Oak Hill HS
    Went 182-of-292 for 3,135 with 44 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior
  • Led SOHHS to a 8-4 record and a perfect 6-0 district title
  • As a junior finished 124-of-221 for 1,864 with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions
  • Had 52 carries for 115 yards and six touchdowns
  • Received interest from Texas Tech, Colorado State, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Tulsa and Incarnate Word

8:18 a.m.
Gerand Turner
Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 195
Miami, Fla. | South Miami Senior HS 

  • A 3-Star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals
  • Offers from Syracuse, USF, UAB, Georgia State, Southern Miss, South Alabama, FIU, FAU, Western Kentucky, Marshall, Tulane, Buffalo, Rhode Island and Bethune-Cookman
  • Drew interest from Miami and Charlotte

8:07 a.m.
Ronald Tremel Brown
Offensive Line | 6-3 | 289
Gainesville, Fla. | Gainesville HS

  • A member of the Gainesville Sun’s 2019 High School Football Super 11
  • Played in 25 games over the past two seasons at GHS
  • Spent time on the offensive and defensive lines
  • Totaled 18 tackles and two fumble recoveries on the defensive front
  • Named to the 2019 North Florida All-Star Football Classic
  • First-team Gainesville Sun all-area selection as a junior in 2018
  • Had 33 pancake blocks
  • First-team all-area as a sophomore in 2017
  • Led an offensive line for an offense that averaged 339 yards and 33.3 points a game
  • Offers from Southern Miss and Valdosta State
  • Interest from USF and Florida

Micaiah Joseph
Linebacker | 6-1 | 225
Delray Beach, Fla. | Atlantic HS 

  • Helped AHS to an 8-4 record
  • 42 tackles in 15 games1.5 sacks, forced fumble, fumble recovery for a touchdown
  • Led AHS to a 10-1 record as a junior
  • Offers from FAU and Southern Miss 

6:36 a.m.
Edwin Rhodes III
Quarterback | 6-2 | 195
Miami, Fla. | American Heritage School

  • A 3-star prospect by Rivals
  • Led AHS to a 10-2 record
  • Threw for 32 touchdowns and six interceptions as a senior
  • Completed 139 passes in 217 attempts for 1,885 yards
  • Rushed for 226 yards on 65 carries and four touchdowns
  • Finished his career with 3,695 yards and 42 touchdowns
  • Scored nine touchdowns and 527 yards rushing
  • Offers from Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, UTSA, Cornell, Columbia and Virginia State
  • Interest from Miami


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