Owls Complete 2018 Recruiting Class

Feb. 7, 2018

Signing Day Central

Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren completed his initial recruiting class on Wednesday with the announcement of 17 players from seven states in addition to Texas who will join with the six players who signed during the early recruiting period in December.

In addition to 16 players from the Texas, the Owls signed one high school player each from Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and South Carolina, the most since the Owls signed players from six states in 2003. The Owls also added their first graduate transfer since 2014 in quarterback Shawn Stankavage from Vanderbilt who played his high school football in North Carolina.

"We wanted to set a tone with this class, where we want to maintain a strong presence within Texas while also extending our efforts throughout the country," Bloomgren said. "Thanks to some great work by our staff, we were able to identify some talented players who were excited by the opportunity to join us at Rice. This group is not only talented, but they have great passion for the game and come from successful programs. That is what will define this program, talented players who have a passion for football and are dedicated to seeing Rice become a consistent winner."


Prudencio CalderonDB5-11195San Marcos, TX (San Marcos)
Treshawn ChamberlainLB5-10190Greenwood, SC (Emerald)
Jacob DoddridgeFB6-3220Southlake, TX (Southlake Carroll)
Ikenna EnechukwuRUSH6-3235Kansas City, MO (Ruskin)
Derek FerraroOL6-6285New Rochelle, NY (Iona Prep)
Robert FrenchTE6-5230Jacksonville, FL (Bartram Trail)
Wiley GreenQB6-3185Plano, TX (Prestonwood Christian)
Brendan HarmonWR6-5180Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal)
Antonio MonteroLB6-0210Eden Prairie, MN (Eden Prairie)
Juma OtovianoRB5-10180Arlington, TX (James Martin)
Kebreyun PageOLB6-2190Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill)
August Pitre IIIWR6-2160Opelousas, LA (Northwest)
Matthew SamsDB5-9180Austin, TX (Westlake)
Shawn StankavageQB6-2205Durham, NC (Vanderbilt)
Jake SyptakOL6-5270The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands)
Parker TownsQB6-3190Dallas, TX (Jesuit)
Cameron ValentineDE6-3245Richmond, TX (Foster)





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