National Signing Day 2019

Kaitlin Sells

Announced Wednesday, the Georgia Southern football 2019 recruiting class consists of 24 student-athletes, four of which signed Letters of Intent on the first day of the Signing Period.

{{tncms-inline account=”#GATALifestyle” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Your 2019 Georgia Southern Eagles recruiting class! 🦅W.I.N.🦅<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aftermath19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Aftermath19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GTG?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GTG</a> <a href="https://t.co/9vpkdSrcS2">pic.twitter.com/9vpkdSrcS2</a></p>— #GATALifestyle (@GATALifestyle) <a href="https://twitter.com/GATALifestyle/status/1093235489585446912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 6, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/GATALifestyle/status/1093235489585446912″ type=”twitter”}}

First of the four athletes to officially commit was tight end Chase Hancock, a two-star athlete from Glen St Mary, Florida. The tight end also played as a defensive lineman for his high school, Baker County, where he logged 89 tackles his senior season.

The second to sign was two-star slotback Darius Lewis from Jacksonville, Florida. Lewis was rated as the No. 181 athlete in the country and received an offer from Mississippi State.

Third of the day to commit was tight end Beau Johnson from Fort Lauderdale, Florida who was ranked No. 79 in the country by 247Sports. Johnson is a three-star athlete who had other offers from Southern Miss and Syracuse.

Last to be announced to the Georgia Southern 2019 recruiting class is two-star place kicker Zack Sessa. The kicker from Venice, Florida had 49 touchbacks and went 26 for 27 PAT kicks his senior season as well as being ranked the No. 23 kicker in the country by 247Sports. Sessa had 11 offers from schools like Yale, Baylor University, Army, and the University of Central Florida.

{{tncms-inline account=”Zack Sessa” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Committed‼️ <a href="https://t.co/zruitWpXYx">pic.twitter.com/zruitWpXYx</a></p>— Zack Sessa (@ZackSessa) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZackSessa/status/1093245716477239296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 6, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/ZackSessa/status/1093245716477239296″ type=”twitter”}}

Of the 24 athletes, the Eagles added 11 defensive players, 12 offensive players, and one specialist player to their roster.

“The great thing with this signing class is they really fit what we need to do on offense and they really fit what we’re trying to do on defense,” Head Coach Chad Lunsford said. “Now that we’ve had the opportunity to get our kicker in place too I think.”

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]