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Wildcats new coach attracts top AF2 talent

January 11, 2007

 Albany - When the South Georgia Wildcats hired coach Derek Stingley back in the fall, one of their reasons was Stingley's ability to attract some of the top players in the Arena 2 football league to Albany.

And Stingley has certainly delievered with the Wildcats announcing the signing of 28 players Thursday.

The Wildcats are bringing back three of their top players from last season in receivers Alvin Ray Jackson and Blake Saunders and fullback-linebacker James Harris who had ten rushing touchdowns.

The Wildcats are also signed receiver Greg Golden who played with Memphis last season and lineman Sylvester McGrew who was with Manchester and lineman Brandon Washington who played collegiately at LSU and was with Tennessee Valley last year.

Stingley also is bringing in several of his former players from Macon including former Albany State lineman Andre Slappey. A

nother player from Macon, Derek Stingley is trying to bring to Albany is receiver Chavis McCollister.

McCollister joined Macon in mid-season last year and helped the Knights win six of their final eight games.

South Georgia also attempting to re-sign quarterback Julian Reese and receiver Chris McKinney.

The Wildcats open the season at home March 31st against the Arkansas Twisters.

SOUTH GEORGIA WILDCATS

 DB           John Barnes              5'10           190         6/18/79         R        Arkansas-Pine Bluff

 OL/DL      Kentrell Blatcher       6'2             315         1/5/79           4        Southern

 DB           Daryon Brutley          6'0             190         5/31/79         1        Northern Iowa

 WR/LB     Johnnie Butler           6'3             321         7/16/81         R        Grambling St

 WR/DB    Scott Cloman            6'3             218         11/6/76         1         Southern

 OL/DL      Clarence Gaddy        6'4             265         6/5/81           R        Mars Hill College

 DB           Gregory Golden         5'10           181         1/16/82         1       North Carolina St

 DB           Aramis Haralson        6'3             195         12/23/82       R      Florida International

 FB/LB      James Harris             6'1             260         6/2/82           1       Albany St

 WR          John Harris                6'1             196         7/9/82           2      NW Mississippi           

 WR/DB    Alvin Ray Jackson      6'1             195         9/27/80         1        Albany St

 OL/DL      Johnpaul Jones         6'3             310         12/28/81       R        McNeese St

 OL/DL      Michael Lane             6'5             255         7/3/82           R       Tiffin University        

 DS           Pierre Lee                 6'0             190         12/14/84       0         Virginia St

 FB/LB      Derrick Lloyd             6'0             245         3/27/79         2         James Madison

 FB/LB      Jason Null                 6'3             278         1/23/79         3           None

  DL           Slyvester McGrew     6'4             290         7/29/83         1          McNeese St

  OL/DL      Jason Peterson         6'4             290         6/16/83         0        North Dakota

   FB/LB      Rashaad Pitt             6'0             255         11/3/83         1           Virginia St

   DB           Elliot Powell              6'1             200         4/5/81           R           Valparaiso

  WR/DB    James Robinson        6'3             200         12/6/82         R       Butler County CC

  WR/DB    Blake Saunders         5'9             180         10/2/83         1        Delaware St

   OL/DL      Andre Slappey          6'5             320         12/28/75       5         Albany St

    DB           Larry Sutton              5'10           180         11/13/77       2        Butler County CC 

     K             Jason Swiger            5'8             183         4/16/79         R             Akron

    OL           Brandon Washington                  6'4          300               7/15/83   1       LSU

    DL           Ellington Wills           6'4             290         10/13/81       2            Hutchinson CC            

      K             Byungwoo Yoon        5'11           180         3/23/83         1             Cal-Poly (INTL-Korea)