Seventeen high school seniors have signed their National Letter of Intent to play for the Delaware State Hornets football program.
Third-year Hornets head coach Kenny Carter announced that three junior college transfers will also be joining the team for the 2017 campaign.
“We needed to re-tool at the quarterback position, in addition to strengthening our offensive and defensive lines,” Carter said. “We also needed to boost our overall size and speed, and I feel we have succeeded in those goals.”
Delaware State added key players to fill in for the Hornets, who haven’t secured a victory since Nov. 21, 2015. Most notably, the Hornets added quarterbacks Jack McDaniels and Nasir Boykin to bolster the position.
McDaniels passed for nearly 3,000 yards last season and threw 36 touchdowns securing all of South County High School’s career and single-season passing records.
Boykin is coming off back-to-back Pennsylvania state championship appearances leading Imohtep High School to a 28-1 record in that span.
Carter was also able to snag two of Delaware’s top players in Newark High School offensive lineman Tyreek Booker, who is planned to be converted to the tight end position, and Glasgow High School wide receiver Michael Credle.
Delaware State will face the University of Delaware for their season-opener. The Hornets will also face West Virginia and close out the season versus Florida State.