FIU Football 2022 International Signing Day

FIU Football Signing Day

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Miami, FL – On Wednesday, December 21st, FIU Athletic Director Scott Carr and FIU head coach Mike MacIntyre inked deals with 20 young men during International Signing Day, who will now be a part of the 2023 FIU Football team. Of the 20 men, 15 are from Florida, and eight are from Dade and Broward County. “We signed 20 young men today, 15 high school players.  Of the 20 we signed, 15 are from the state of Florida.  Eight of them are from Dade and Broward County.  We said we were going to do that when we first got here.
For transfers, we have some transfer portals and then one JUCO transfer.  And then, of course, we signed the best name in college football history in Rowdy Beers.  We are excited about this group, and we’re excited about what they bring, ” said coach MacIntyre in his opening statement. press conference on Wednesday.

The Signings

  1. Christian Pederson (TE)
  2. J.T. Anderson (DB)
  3. Preston Thompson (DB)
  4. Jack Daly (DL)
  5. Antonie Cobb (DL)
  6. Landon Hale (DB)
  7. Kyle McNeal (WR)
  8. Luby Maurice Jr. (WR)
  9. Victor Evans III (DB)
  10. Marquez Tatum (DL)
  11. Braiden Staten (TE)
  12. Rowdy Beers (TE)
  13. Daniel Michel (OL)
  14. Travis Burke (OL)
  15. Toddrick Brewton (EDGE)
  16. Mister Clark (DB)
  17. Jahiem. Buchanon (OL)
  18. Keyone Jenkins (QB)
  19. Jamari Holliman (DB)
  20. Mykael Rabess (Athlete)

 

Keyone Jenkins (Incoming Freshman)

Bio: 5’11”, 175 pounds, Miami Central High, Quarterback, Freshman

Jenkins is by far the biggest name in the signing class so far. You can consider Jenkins a high school legend that will have huge support in the coming years when he makes his way down to FIU. The question becomes if he will be the starting quarterback in 2023 and if not, how soon will he enter into that starting role throughout the season. Jenkins ended this past season with 2,282 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and four interceptions. If Jenkins remains in FIU for the next four years of his career, his ceiling can be the best quarterback in FIU History.

Jack Daly (Transfer)

Bio: 6’3″, 315 pounds,  Choate Rosemary Hall HS, Defensive Line,  Senior

In the last episode of the Paws Up podcast, we had the opportunity to speak to Underdog Dynasty’s own, Eric Henry, on Jack Daly, and he mentioned that he would be shocked if Daly is not a day one starter. Coach MacIntyre also mentioned to the media on Wednesday that this is a guy that they immediately targeted once they found out that he would be entering the transfer portal. In 2022, Daly recorded 29 tackles and two sacks. In 2021, Daly made the All-NEC First Team selection as he posted 40 tackles and 7.5 TFLs. Also, in the 2020 shortened season Daly had 15 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 3.5 TFL.

J.T. Anderson (Transfer)

Bio: 6’1″, 181 pounds, Chamberlain HS, Defensive Back, Sophomore

This signee is one of my personal favorites. Anderson still with three years of eligibility, recorded 17.0 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, and a pair of interceptions. Eric Henry, in the latest episode of the Paws Up Podcast, mentioned that he also expects Anderson to slot in at the nickel spot as a starter on day one. Anderson did not see action in 2021, so 2022 was a good first impression of what FIU has now and what he could potentially be in the next couple of years.

Rowdy Beers (Incoming Freshman)

Bio: 6’4″, 219 pounds, Valor Christian, Tight End, Freshman

By far one of the best names in college football joins the FIU Panthers. Beers recorded 16 receptions for 191 yards and three touchdowns over the last two seasons at Valor Christian, which is described as a “powerhouse school” by FIU head coach Mike MacIntyre. MacIntyre also mentioned that he has never seen someone at 6’4″ run the way that he does. Not only does Beers play tight end, but he is on the defensive end of the ball playing on the defensive line. Beers on the defensive end had 5.5 sacks for a total loss of 46 yards and defended three passes.

Luby Maurice Jr. (Incoming Freshman)

Bio: 6’0″, 188 pounds, Palm Beach Central HS, Wide Receiver

The final name we will highlight is Luby Maurice Jr. who will join an already talented receiving core. Maurice Jr., in high school, recorded 1,677 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns on 88 receptions over the final three prep seasons. In his senior season, Maurice Jr. averaged 24.3 yards per catch and recorded a total of 16 touchdown grabs. Maurice Jr. helped his team secure a 12-2 record and reach the FHSAA Football State 4M Semifinal.

Around the League:

  • Former FIU wide receiver Tyrese Chambers announced his commitment to play for the University of Maryland, which will be close to home for him. In 2022, Chambers hauled in 51 receptions for 544 yards and four touchdowns. Chambers was injured for a portion of the season. We wish nothing but the best for Tyrese moving forward in his football career and future endeavors.

  • Former FIU tight end Rivaldo Fairweather has announced his commitment to Auburn. In 2022, Fairweather had 28 receptions for 426 yards and three touchdowns. Fairweather now joins the SEC where he is expected to be the main tight end. We wish Rivaldo the best moving forward in what we know will be a very successful football career.

  • Former FIU cornerback Andrew Volmar announced his commitment to Louisiana-Monroe. In 2022, Volmar posted 21 solo tackles, one interception, six deflected passes, and one touchdown. We wish Andrew the best moving forward in his football career and future endeavors.

  • Former FIU running back EJ Wilson Jr. announced that he is committing to Temple. Last season, Wilson rushed for 288 yards in 79 attempts and scored two touchdowns. We wish EJ nothing but the best moving forward in his football career and future endeavors.

  • Former FIU cornerback Dorian Hall has announced that he will be entering himself into the 2023 NFL Draft. Congrats to Dorian and we hope to hear his name being called at some point in the draft.

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