2017 VMI Football Early Period Signees - Update
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 12/21/2017
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Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com

LEXINGTON, VA. – VMI Football added the signing of defensive lineman Warren Dabney (6-1, 285, Cumberland, Va. /Fuqua School) on Day 2 of the early signing period. The addition brings the total number of early period signings to six, with five student-athletes inking on Day 1 of the 72-hour window.

“A fantastic start to our recruiting class finished up this morning,” said VMI head football coach Scott Wachenheim. “Six student-athletes signed with the Keydets with five from the Commonwealth and one from Alabama. The group included three offensive lineman, one defensive lineman, and one defensive back. We look forward to signing a few more in February.”

Check back on vmikeydets.com for signing updates in February.

2017 VMI FOOTBALL DECEMBER SIGNEES (As of 12/21/17 - 4:00 PM EST )

Jaelen Adkins, DB, 6-0, 185, Richmond, Va./Henrico

Warren Dabney, DL, 6-1, 285, Farmville, Va./Fuqua School

Nick Hartnett, OL, 6-3, 285, Springfield, Va./West Springfield

Ayden Jilson, OL, 6-5, 305, Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge

Carter Johnson, LB, 6-3, 210, Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville

Jacob Peace, OL, 6-6, 300, Berryville, Va./Clarke County

 

SIGNEE PROFILES

Jaelen Adkins, DB, 6-0, 185, Richmond, Va./Henrico

Named All-Region and All-Academic as a senior defensive back … in 2017 totaled 94 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks … also forced two fumbles, blocked a field goal and scored one defensive touchdown senior year … as a junior registered three interceptions, deflected four passes, made 21 tackles and recovered two fumbles...also played wide receiver...All-Academic first team.

Warren Dabney, DL, 6-1, 285, Cumberland, Va./Fuqua School

Named 2016-17 first team All-State offensive lineman and second team All-State defensive line…selected 2015-16 second team All-State for both offensive and defensive line… team DL MVP… played on VISAA Division III state championship squad… lettered four years in football and also lettered in basketball…presented the Boyd J. Dagby award…plans to major in Psychology.

Nick Hartnett, OL, 6-3, 285, Springfield, Va./West Springfield

Served as team captain...played both offensive and defensive line at West Springfield… as a senior played in eight games, had 17 solo tackles and 32 total tackles including seven tackles for loss and six sacks … as a junior was named Second Team All-Conference as a right tackle on the offensive line..participated in JROTC and West End Rugby…great-grandfather played OL at Auburn.

Ayden Jilson, OL, 6-5, 305, Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge

2017 first team All-Region at center in football…two-year letterman in 2016 and 2017…also a two-year letterman in lacrosse on defense and was selected 2017 second team All-Conference.

Carter Johnson, LB, 6-3, 210, Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville

2017 All-City team…as a senior made 72 tackles including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble … also had four interceptions and 78 interception return yards including one touchdown … served as the team’s long snapper..four-year letterman in football…also threw the javelin on the track team and placed 23rd in the 7A State meet…A-B Honor Roll senior year…Junior Civitan all four years of high school and Interact Club senior year.

Jacob Peace, OL, 6-6, 300, Berryville, Va./Clarke County

Earned 2017 first team all-conference and second team All-Region honors…named 2016 second team all-conference…played both offensive and defensive tackle…three-year letterman…holds several school weight room records including sophomore, junior and senior bench press, Iron Eagle – weight lifting 1200# in 2016 and Platinum Eagle 1700# + in 2016…also lettered one-year in wrestling.

 


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