Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Concord, partial list of signees and bios

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ATHENS — Concord signing day list and bios

(More to be added later in the day)


1. Darrell Beard, 6’2, 320 pounds, nose guard

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale High School

• Selected to play in the BCAA North-South All-Star Game

• Chosen to play in the Superintendent’s Cup where he forced and recovered a fumble


2. David Garland, 6’2, 250 pounds, tight end

Pasadena, Maryland – Northern High School

• Selected to play in the Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star game at the conclusion of his senior season.

• Earned honorable mention honors for the Anne Arundel County team.

• Caught 16 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.

• Averaged 12.6 yards per reception.

• Brother of current Mountain Lion Eric Garland.


3. Daniel Gilbert, 5’11, 230 pounds, linebacker

Severn, Maryland – Meade High School

• Was a team captain at Meade.

• An honor roll student at MHS.

• Had 40 tackles as a senior.

• Also registered 1.5 sacks at Meade.

• Led Meade to back-to-back appearances in the state semifinals.

• Played with current Concord standout Calvinaugh Jones.


4. Christian Hedinger, 6’1, 160 pounds, wide receiver

Pineville – Wyoming East High School

• Selected as a special honorable mention all-state performer after senior season.

• Honorable mention all-state honoree as junior.

• First Team All-Coalfield Conference as a junior and senior.

• As a senior, cuaght 44 passes for 653 yards and 11 touchdowns.

• Averaged 14.9 yards per catch.


5. Robert Hogan, 5’10, 230 pounds, linebacker

• Earned honorable mention all-county honors as a senior.

• Ranked second on the team in solo tackles with 60 as a senior.

• Also recorded three sacks in final campaign.

• Led Meade to back-to-back appearances in the state semifinals.

• Played with current Concord standout Calvinaugh Jones.


6. Lawrence Hunt, 6’2, 205 pounds, safety

Woodbridge, Va. – C.D. Hylton High School

• As a senior, made 80 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

• Earned all-state accolades in final two prep seasons.

• Received all-region honors as a junior and senior.

• Named to the all-district team after junior season.

• Also wrestled at Hylton.

• Picked off seven passes as a junior.


7. Derrick Johnson, 5’11, 190 pounds, defensive back

Sacramento, California – Natomas High School / Diablo Valley College

• Made 61 tackles as a sophomore at Diablo Valley College to go with three interceptions, four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

• Selected to play in the BCAA North/South All-Star Game

• Earned All-Sacremento accolades as a senior.

• Selected as an All-Tri City Athlete after senior high school season.


8. Cade Rogers, 6’0, 200 pounds, defensive back / linebacker

Reno, Nevada – Spanish Springs High School / Feather River College

• A two-time All-California Conference honoree at Feather River College.

• As a sophomore in 2013, made 53 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.

• Made the all-academic team twice out of Feather River as well.

• As a prep athlete at Spanish Springs, was named an all-league performer two times.

• Chosen to play in the Northern Navada all-star game as a senior at Spanish Springs.


9. Jared Yates, 6’0, 160 pounds, wide receiver

Benwood, W.Va. – Bishop Donahue

• Earned honorable mention all-state accolades as a senior