FCS Football Front Page: The latest news, notes, & recruiting updates: April 25
Another edition of the FCS Football Front Page is here. Each day we will bring you the top stories from around the country regarding FCS Football. From coaching changes to recruiting updates, and everything in-between the FCS Football Front Page has you covered.
Grambling State WR Phaizon Wilson Enters Transfer Portal
Grambling State wide receiver Phaizon Wilson announced his entry into the transfer portal on Monday. Wilson will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Wilson finished his true freshman season with 10 receptions, 93 receiving yards and one touchdown.
He signed with Grambling State as a four-star prospect in the class of 2022. Wilson was the No. 414 overall prospect and No. 60 wide receiver in the class of 2022. He finished his senior season with 42 receptions, 856 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns.
What the word 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/ipL3TWWdyI
— P.wilson Animal🥱 (@phaizon_wilson) April 25, 2023
St. Thomas Announces Jaren Nickleson As RB Coach
Jaren Nickleson has been hired as the next running backs coach at St. Thomas. He replaces Charles Watkins who accepted a new role at New Hampshire for the 2023 season.
Nickleson has spent the past three seasons at Midwestern State as the running backs coach. He spent the two seasons prior as a graduate assistant at Harding and helped the Bisons reach the Division II playoffs in both seasons.
He played wide receiver at Texas from 2010-12 as the Longhorns won back-to-back bowl games in 2011 and 2012. In high school, Robertson won the Wendy’s High School Heisman at King High School. He earned first-team All-District honors as a senior with 500 receiving yards.
Welcome to the F.A.M.I.L.Y Coach @CoachNickleson #Faith | #Family | #Football 🟣⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/qYAQqZLX3t
— St. Thomas Football (@UST_Football) April 25, 2023
Tarleton State DL Makody Robertson Commits To Florida A&M
Former Tarleton State defensive lineman Makody Robertson announced his commitment to Florida A&M. Robertson is a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining for the Rattlers.
Robertson totaled 58 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 28 games over three seasons for the Texans. He made a career-high five tackles against Utah Tech in 2021.
Before signing with Tarleton State, Robertson won a Patriotic Bowl championship at Mesa Junior College. He finished the season with 23 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Tallahassee FL I’m on the way 🐍💚🧡@Coach2Bless @HCWillieSimmons @CoachPatt_212 @FAMU_FB pic.twitter.com/OKXetrheUK
— Ko 🌍 (@Maakody) April 19, 2023
William & Mary RB Donovan Lester Enters Transfer Portal
William & Mary running back Donovan Lester announced his entry into the transfer portal on Monday. Lester will have one year of eligibility remaining.
He played in 30 games over four seasons with the Tribe. Lester finished his William & Mary career with 1,349 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.5 yards per carry. He earned second-team CAA All-Conference honors in 2022 after averaging 7.0 yards per carry.
Lester led the Tribe in rushing touchdowns in 2021 and rushed for a career-high 117 yards on only 12 carries against Colgate. Before signing with William & Mary, Lester won four gold medals at the Texas State Track & Field Championship and was named the 2017 TAPPS 3A State Male Athlete of the Year.
Official. All love🤞🏾#S4G pic.twitter.com/QM0Tk0A7qX
— Donavyn Lester (@itsDonavyn) April 25, 2023
Tarleton State TE Randy Clemons II Commits To Robert Morris
Former Tarleton State tight end Randy Clemons II announced his commitment to Robert Morris. Clemons will have one year of eligibility remaining for the Colonials.
Clemons played in 18 games over three seasons at Tarleton State. He finished the 2020-21 season with seven receptions for 27 receiving yards.
Before signing with Tarleton State, Clemons earned Junior College All-American honors at the College of the Canyons. He was also a three-time first-team All-Conference selection at Quartz High School. Clemson also earned first-team All-State honors and was a two-time All-CIF selection.
#committed @RMUAthletics 🔴🔵 AGTG 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/d7T9VEqyBI
— RC2 (@rclem85__) April 25, 2023
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