Two CalHiSports.com all-state high school seniors and four more that were named a league most valuable player are among 11 prospective football student-athletes to sign a National Letter-of-Intent with San Jose State University at the start of the traditional February signing period. Head coach Brent Brennan made the announcement.
Wide receiver Jermaine Braddock (6-1, 195, Charter Oak HS) and linebacker Isaak Togia (6-1, 215, Pacifica HS) were first and third team choices, respectively.
Braddock's teammate, wide receiver Isaiah Hamilton (5-11, 180, Charter Oak HS), the 2017 Hacienda League Offensive Player of the Year, defensive back Tre Jenkins (6-1, 205, St. Mary's HS), the 2017 Tri City Athletic League Most Valuable Player, and Nick Nash (6-3, 180, Woodbridge HS), the 2017 Pacific Coast League Offensive Most Valuable Player, are heading to San Jose State.
The 11 signees, all high school seniors, now join 13 prospects that signed a National Letter-of-Intent in the new December signing period. (Click here to go to Signing Day.)
Thirteen of the 24 are projected to begin their college football careers on defense. San Jose State added six defensive backs, five offensive linemen, four linebackers, three wide receivers, three defensive linemen, two running backs and a quarterback likely to play at a different position. Safety Bobby Brown, II, linebacker Kyle Harmon, offensive lineman Korey Moriboho and cornerbacks Jalen Nelson and Nehemiah Shelton from the December 2017 signing period are enrolled at San Jose State for the spring semester and available to participate in 2018 spring practice.
"We feel we recruited guys that can come in and compete immediately and have a chance to impact the game the moment they step foot on the campus which is always a goal in recruiting. You're always trying to bring in guys that are going to impact your football team," Brennan said about his second recruiting class as the Spartans head coach.
"How they impact your football team will be interesting to see. Some of it might be leadership; some of it might be on the field; and some of it may be in the classroom. Every player we recruited in this class has a chance to really impact our program."
"We feel we recruited guys that can come in and compete immediately and have a chance to impact the game the moment they step foot on the campus which is always a goal in recruiting. "
Head coach Brent Brennan
Max Barth (6-6, 280, St. Mary's HS), an All-Northern California honoree and a teammate of Jenkins at St. Mary's, is the fifth new offensive lineman joining the Spartans. Running backs Kairee Robinson (5-8, 190, De La Salle HS) rushed for 2,012 yards and 26 touchdowns in his junior season and Lorenzo Burkes (6-2, 230, Jesuit HS) scored 20 times on the ground in two seasons.
Braddock caught 147 passes for 2,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons at Charter Oak High and still left enough opportunities for Hamilton to catch 68 passes as a junior and a senior for a 22.8 yards per catch average and 22 scores.
Nash, whose dad Kenny Nash played wide receiver on the 1985 and 1986 San Jose State teams, was an all-purpose threat passing for 1,728 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushing for 1,269 yards and 17 TDs.
L.J. Anderson (6-0, 175, Moreau Catholic HS) joins Jenkins as the two defensive backs from the most recent signing period coming to the Spartans.
Junior Fehoko (6-4, 235, Saint Francis HS) and Michael Pryor (6-3, 230, Pittsburg HS) and Togia are the three linebacker hopefuls completing the 2018 signing class. Fehoko blossomed his senior season. Pryor had 32.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 quarterback sacks combined in his junior and senior years.
"We're adding some really high-caliber young men to our program, guys with really high ceilings, athletically, talent-wise who are also quality young men. Lots of them come from winning programs. We have a bunch of guys from state championship teams that competed in the highest level in the state of California," Brennan said.
"The assistant coaches did an outstanding job putting this recruiting class together and getting us to signing with a group of guys we feel really, really good about."