Cullowhee, N.C. - Catamount football fans can follow all of the excitement of the early 2019 National Signing Day period on Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 21, by visiting CatamountSports.com, the official website of Western Carolina athletics. As the National Letters of Intent (NLI) are signed and approved, updated player information and student-athlete bios will be made available online.
WCU's Signing Day Central will be updated to include roster and bio information on each prospect once they officially become Catamounts.
National Signing Day Roster:
CatamountSports.com will be the home for Western Carolina's coverage of National Early Signing Day 2019 on Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 21. The site will unveil the names of each signee as soon as the National Letter of Intent (NLI) is received, reviewed, and approved by WCU's compliance official with a complete wrap-up once the last NLI is returned to Cullowhee.
Full Player Bios:
CatamountSports.com will also include full player bios of each signee with a summation of the 2019 incoming class once each NLI is received.
Follow @Catamounts on Twitter for real-time updates throughout the day. Use the #CatamountNSD to join in on the conversation
|Updated||Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown (Previous School)|
|Dec. 19||Jacob Combs||OL||6-4||280 lbs.||North Wilkesboro, N.C. (North Wilkes HS)|
|Dec. 19||Jalin Virgo||DB||6-2||185 lbs.||High Point, N.C. (Southwest Guilford HS)|
|Dec. 19||Malik Richardson||QB||6-4||200 lbs.||Sumter, S.C. (Lakewood HS)|
|Dec. 20||Isaiah Helms||OL||6-3||315 lbs.||Lenoir, N.C. (West Caldwell HS)|
OL - 6-4 - 280 lbs.
North Wilkesboro, N.C. (North Wilkes HS)
Prior to Western Carolina: Two-time All-Mountain Valley Conference selection playing both offensive and defensive line … Earned Winston-Salem Journal All-Northwest team accolades twice over his final two seasons as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Lee Combs … Is the son of Vicki Phillips and Ricky Combs
Note: High school coach was Monty Chipman.
DB - 6-2 - 185 lbs.
High Point, N.C. (Southwest Guilford HS)
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity letter winner … Credited with 150 career tackles including 89 solo stops and 22 tackles for loss with eight sacks … Two-time All-Piedmont Triad 3-A Conference selection as a sophomore and senior … A two-way player as a prep playing wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive back … Tallied 19 receptions for 314 yards and six touchdowns as a junior and senior … Four-sport athlete, playing baseball, basketball, and wrestled in addition to playing football.
Personal: Is the son of Lavonda and James Brown III … Has two siblings, Skyy Little and Chayce Brown.
Note: High school coach was Eric Rainey.
QB - 6-4 - 200 lbs.
Sumter, S.C. (Lakewood HS)
Prior to Western Carolina: Two-year varsity starter as a pro-style quarterback … As a senior, completed 69-of-137 passes for 938 yards and five touchdowns against five interceptions … Rushed 177 times for 964 yards and eight TDs … Nominated to compete in the Touchstone Energy North-South All-Star Game … Chosen to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas, Texas in January 2019 … As a junior, completed 85-of-165 passes for 907 yards and seven scores while also rushing for 769 yards on 132 carries … Is a two-star recruit according to both 247Sports.com and Rivals.com … Also runs track as a prep where he qualified for the state championship.
Personal: Full name is Malik Michel Richardson … Is the son of Geraldine Richardson and Malcolm Chatman.
Note: Originally committed to East Carolina … High school head coach was Larry Cornelius.
OL - 6-3 - 315 lbs.
Lenoir, N.C. (West Caldwell HS)
Prior to Western Carolina: Two-way lineman who played offensive center and defensive tackle … Four-time All-District honoree and a three-time All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference selection … Selected to play in the 82nd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star football game as a senior … As a
Personal: Is the son of Jessica Helms.
Note: High school coach was DeVore Holman.