ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio football program added 15 student-athletes to its 2020 signing class, as announced by 16th-year head coach Frank Solich.
Defensive end Cleotis Anglin (Lakeland, Fla.), offensive lineman Demond Arter (Elkridge, Md.), linebacker Cam Dorsey (Alpharetta, Ga.), offensive lineman Joseph Habinowski (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), quarterback CJ Harris (West Bloomfield, Mich.), cornerback Peter Kemeni (Milton, Ontario, Canada), linebacker Bryce Kitrell (Ashland, Neb.), defensive tackle Rodney Mathews (Memphis, Tenn.), offensive lineman Bryce McNair (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), defensive tackle Dane Middlebrook (Indianapolis, Ind.), cornerback Roman Parodie (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), offensive lineman Shedrick Rhodes Jr. (McDonough, Ga.), offensive lineman Wyatt Walton (Johnstown, Ohio), wide receiver Keegan Wilburn (Nelsonville, Ohio) and punter Jack Wilson (Lancefield, Victoria, Australia) all signed and submitted their National Letters of Intent.
The 2020 signing class features:
• Five offensive linemen.
• Three defensive linemen, including two defensive tackles.
• Two cornerbacks.
• Two linebackers.
• Student-athletes from eight different states.
• Two international student-athletes.
• One junior college transfer.
DE | 6-3 | 220 | Lakeland, Fla. | Lakeland High School
Prior to Ohio: Three-year letterwinner at Lakeland High School ... Served as a team captain ... Recorded 58 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 24 sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Helped guide the Dreadnaughts to a 13-1 record, a playoff appearance and a No. 7 national ranking in 2019 ... Also earned three letters in basketball and three letters in baseball.
Personal: Born Nov. 30, 2001 ... Son of Cleotis Sr. and Tracey ... Has an older sister, Bre ... Earned high honors academically at Lakeland.
OL | 6-4 | 300 | Elkridge, Md. | St. John's High School (Washington D.C.)
Prior to Ohio: Letterwinner at St. John's High School ... Earned first team all-conference honors in 2019 after garnering honorable mention in '18 ... Helped guide the Cadets to a playoff appearance in 2019.
Personal: Born Sept. 7, 2001 ... Son of Demond Arter, Sr. and Jacqueline Mitchell ... Has an older sister, Ithmeenah, and two younger brothers, Dante and Dominic ... Enjoys watching television and playing video games.
LB | 6-0 | 200 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Alpharetta High School
Prior to Ohio: Three-year letterwinner at Alpharetta High School ... Served as a team captain ... Compiled 140 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 17 pass breakups over his junior and senior seasons ... Helped lead the Raiders to a 7-4 record in 2019 ... Earned all-region honors after garnering preseason all-state recognition ... Received Captains Award and Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2019 ... Was named North Georgia Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... Was also a two-year letterwinner in baseball.
Personal: Born Aug. 24, 2002 ... Son of Daryl and Barbara Dorsey ... Member of chess club in high school ... Enjoys playing basketball and video games and hanging out with friends at the lake.
OL | 6-5 | 305 | Pembroke Pines, Fla. | Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory
Prior to Ohio: First team all-county selection at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory ... Logged over 50 pancakes last season ... Helped guide the Lions to their third-straight state title in 2019 and was a member of the school two most recent state crowns ... Also wrestled for two years.
Personal: Son of Stephen Habinowski and Donna Mooney ... Has an older sister, Keri ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends.
QB | 6-3 | 195 | West Bloomfield, Mich. | West Bloomfield High School
Prior to Ohio: Two-year team captain at West Bloomfield High School ... Helped lead the Lakers to a 19-5 record and two district championships during his career, including a 10-2 mark and a playoff appearance as a senior in 2019 ... Two-time all-state honorable mention and two-time all-league selection ... Threw for 3,500 yards and 34 touchdowns with a 60 percent completion rate for his career in addition to running for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns ... As a senior in 2019, threw for over 1,500 yards with 15 touchdown passes and a 60 percent completion rate in addition to running for 750 yards and seven touchdowns.
Personal: Born Jan. 25, 2002 ... Son of Lamont and Latasha Harris ... Has a younger sister, Kennedy ... Honor roll student at West Bloomfield.
CB | 6-1 | 200 | Milton, Ontario, Canada | Clarkson North High School
Prior to Ohio: Served as a team captain at Clarkson North High School ... Earned Coaches Award ... In addition to lettering in football, lettered in soccer, basketball and track & field.
Personal: Born Sept. 20, 2001 ... Son of Pierre and Annick ... Cousin of Jett Elad, who completed his true freshman season as a safety at Ohio in 2019 ... Is bilingual.
LB | 5-10 | 185 | Ashland, Neb. | Ashland-Greenwood High School
Prior to Ohio: Three-year team captain at Ashland-Greenwood High School ... Played running back, linebacker, punter and returner ... Helped lead the Bluejays to 18 wins and a pair of top-10 state rankings each of his final two years ... Named first team all-state as both a junior and senior and earned first team all-district honors each of his final three years ... For his career, rushed for 3,512 yards and 43 touchdowns, tallied 568 receiving yards and one touchdown reception, logged 998 kick return yards and two touchdowns and totaled 632 punt return yards and four touchdowns, finishing with 5,804 all-purpose yards ... Defensively, finished his career with 178 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions (both of which he returned for touchdowns) and a pair of fumble recoveries ... Handled punting duties his final three seasons, averaging 35.3 yards on 24 punts as a senior, with landing inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... Helped lead Ashland-Greenwood to a 10-1 record, a No. 5 state ranking and a run to the quarterfinals of the playoffs as a senior in 2019, rushing for 1,190 yards and 17 touchdowns, catching 16 passes for 144 yards, compiling 477 return yards with four punt return touchdowns for 1,797 all-purpose yards ... Also recorded 53 total tackles, three sacks and an interception that he returned for a 50-yard touchdown his senior year ... Also competed in basketball, earning honorable mention all-conference as a junior, and track & field, qualifying for the state meet three times and placing in shot put, 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a junior in 2019.
Personal: Born Jan. 5, 2002 ... Son of Barry and Amy Kitrell ... Father, Barry, played fullback for Ohio head coach Frank Solich at Nebraska from 1984-88 ... Has three older brothers, Blake, Bo and Brett, and a younger brother, Barrett ... Older brother, Brett, just completed his junior season as an offensive lineman at Ohio ... National Honor Society student at Ashland-Greenwood High School who carries a 4.0 grade point average and has earned honor roll selection each semester ... Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Enjoys singing, playing the guitar, playing frisbee golf and hanging out with friends.
DT | 6-2 | 275 | Memphis, Tenn. | Hutchinson Community College / Craigmont High School
Prior to Ohio: Competed at Hutchinson Community College in 2019, serving as a team captain ... Finished the season with 19 total tackles, including seven solo stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in 10 games ... Earned All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors ... Helped lead the Dragons to a 10-2 record and a victory over Monroe College in the Salt City Bowl ... Earned Region 4A Defensive Player of the Year honors at Craigmont High School.
Personal: Born Jan. 4, 2000 ... Son of James Seiber and Michele Jones ... Has an older sister, Olexia Mathews, and an older brother, Rhamil Mathews.
OL | 6-4 | 280 | Deerfield Beach, Fla. | Deerfield Beach High School
Prior to Ohio: Compiled 65 pancakes and earned all-county honors at Deerfield Beach High School ... Helped lead the Bucks to a 10-3 record a state semifinal appearance, a No. 4 ranking in the state of Florida and a No. 26 ranking nationally in 2019.
Personal: Born Dec. 13, 2001 ... Son of Sheena Showers ... Has two younger sisters, Laila and Madison ... Enjoys shopping and playing paintball and is a sneaker enthusiast.
DT | 6-0 | 320 | Indianpolis, Ind. | Brownsburg High School
Prior to Ohio: Three-year team captain at Brownsburg High School ... Two-time all-state selection ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to a 7-4 record in 2019 and a playoff appearance.
Personal: Born Feb. 23, 2002 ... Son of Dane and Victoria Middlebrook ... Has an older sister, Daja ... Earned academic honors at Brownsburg High School ... Enjoys traveling, cooking and organizing things.
CB | 6-1 | 175 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Cardinal Gibbons High School
Prior to Ohio: Two-year letterwinner at Cardinal Gibbons High School ... Helped lead the Chiefs to a 10-3 record, a district title and a playoff run to the third round ... Finished his career with 43 total tackles, 19 solo stops, 21 pass breakups, seven interceptions and two blocked field goals ... Also competed in track & field (two letters).
Personal: Born April 4, 2002 ... Son of Elisabeth Parodie ... Has two brothers and two sisters.
SHEDRICK RHODES JR.
OL | 6-4 | 285 | McDonough, Ga. | Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Prior to Ohio: Four-year letterwinner at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy ... Served as a team captain for two years ... Earned all-state first team honors as a senior after garnering all-region second team recognition as a junior ... Helped lead the Chargers to a 13-1 record and a state title in 2019 ... Also earned one letter in basketball.
Personal: Born Nov. 28, 2002 ... Son of Shedrick Rhodes Sr. and Rhonda Rhodes ... Has an older sister, Shayla, and two brothers, Malachi and Isaiah ... Was named to the Honor Roll and President's List at Eagle's Landing.
OL | 6-2 | 325 | Johnstown, Ohio | Johnstown-Monroe High School
Prior to Ohio: Four-year team captain at Johnstown-Monroe High School ... Tallied 191 pancake blocks in his high school career ... Helped guide the Johnnies to two Licking County League titles, a district championship, two regional titles and a 2018 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division 5 runner-up finish ... Garnered honorable mention all-state, first team all-region, first and second team all-district and honorable mention all-metro team selection throughout his career ... Four-year letterwinner.
Personal: Born Nov. 19, 2001 ... Son of Travis and Kristi Walton ... Mother, Kristi, attended Ohio ... Has two younger brothers, Mason and Lincoln ... Enjoys working out, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
WR | 5-9 | 180 | Nelsonville, Ohio | Nelsonville-York High School
Prior to Ohio: Two-year team captain at Nelsonville-York High School ... Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back ... Helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association state final four appearance with a 13-1 record as a sophomore as well as Tri Valley Conference-Ohio Division championships as a freshman in '16 and a junior in '18 and a co-league championship as a senior in '19 ... Three-time all-state and all-league selection in 2017, '18 and '19 ... After being named district player of the year as a junior in 2018, was named league player of the year as a senior in '19 ... Compiled 5,900 all-purpose yards with 3,414 rushing yards on 434 carries, 1,830 receiving yards on 100 receptions and 72 total touchdowns over his high school career ... As a freshman in 2016, rushed for 381 yards and four touchdowns on 59 carries and hauled in 14 receptions for 287 yards and five touchdowns ... As a sophomore in 2017, rushed for a career-high 1,254 yards and 14 touchdowns on a career-high 166 carries and snagged a career-high 40 receptions for a career-high 749 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns, finishing with a career-high 2,174 all-purpose yards and a career-high 25 total touchdowns ... As a junior in 2018, rushed for 1,039 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns on 134 carries and grabbed 20 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns, finishing with 1,709 all-purpose yards and 21 total touchdowns ... As a senior in 2019, rushed for 740 yards and 11 touchdowns on 75 carries and recorded 26 receptions for 451 yards and six touchdowns, finishing with 1,309 all-purpose yards and 17 total touchdowns ... Four-year letterwinner ... Also competed in track & field (four letters) and basketball (three letters).
Personal: Born Oct. 11, 2001 ... Son of Jim Wilburn and Connie Altier ... Earned academic all-state honors and was a National Honor Society student at Nelsonville-York High School ... Enjoys producing music and collecting sneakers.
P | 5-10 | 200 | Lancefield, Victoria, Australia | ProKick Australia / Gisborne Secondary College
Prior to Ohio: Attended Gisborne Secondary College in Victoria, Australia ... Played Australian rules football ... Attended Prokick Australia, which was developed in 2007 to help guide and transition Australian athletes to perform at the college/NFL level.
Personal: Born Feb. 7, 2000 ... Son of Russell Wilson and Lucilla Stewart ... Has an older sister, Lucy, and three younger brothers, Jaspar, Harry and Charlie ... Nickname is Willo ... Enjoys movies, eating, gaming and sports.