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Verhaegh, Ogletree headline National Signing Day commitments

Durin National Signing day on Feb. 4, several Hornets football players announced their commitment to move onto four year colleges.

Head coach Tim Byrnes will surely have some big spots to fill next season with nine different players taking advantage of university offers. Headlining the group are quarterback Joey Verhaegh, defensive back Marnez Ogletree, and linebacker Jarrot Thomas. All of whom were starters and greatly impacted games last season.

There will certainly be more signings throughout the Spring, but here is the early list of players that will be departing FC.

Fullerton College 2015 Football Signings

1. QB Joey Verhaegh – Old Dominion University

A smart QB with a strong arm, Joey compiled 2,515 passing yards (212-376-56.4%), 18 TDs, 8 interceptions in 11 games in 2014.

Joey Verhaegh and coach Tim Byrnes celebrate Verhaegh's announcement. - Image Courtesy

2. OT Matt Norman – University of Hawaii
A 6’7″ offensive lineman with good feet and a great attitude.

3. K/P Casey Eyman – Portland State University
In 11 games during the 2014 season, Eyman was 11 of 12 on field goals attempted with his longest at 45 yards. He was 41 of 43 on extra point attempts.

4. DB Marnez Ogletree – University of Kansas
Played in 8 games with 21 total tackles (15 solo) with 7 breakups and 1 interception. On kickoff returns Ogletree is dangerous with 3 TD returns for 551 yards. His longest return was 100 yards.

5. DE Tolu Fieeiki – University of Hawaii
An imposing 6-6 defensive end who played in 10 games with 22 tackles (14 solo) and 3 sacks.

6. DT Kourey Gabriel – Northern Arizona University
Quick and powerful, Gabriel anchored the d-line for the Hornets playing in 10 games with 25 tackles (16 solo), 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 sacks.

7. OL Lance Cox – Northern Arizona University
A 6-2 320 pound offensive lineman who can move with speed and agility.

8. LB Jarrot Thomas – Angelo State University
Played in 10 games in 2014 and can flat out hit with power and speed. He had 65 tackles (40 solo) with 3 breakups.

9. LB Josh Eubanks – Prairie View A&M University
Played in 7 games for the Hornets in 2014 with 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.

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