Complete UCF Class of 2017 List

Time Player Position Ht. Wt. Hometown Rivals ESPN
11/16/16 Otis Anderson RB 5’11” 170 Jacksonville, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
11/30/16 Emmanuel Greene WR 5’10” 171 Bradenton, Fla. ★★★ ★★★★
12/14/16 Gabriel Luyanda OLB 6’5” 230 Tampa, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
12/18/16 Antwan Collier CB 6’3” 178 Miami, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:07 a.m. Mason Cholewa DE 6’7” 265 McKees Rocks, Pa. ★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:08 a.m. Zamari Maxwell DB 6’1” 175 Largo, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:12 a.m. Cole Schneider OL 6’4” 295 Fort Myers, Fla. ★★ ★★
2/1/17, 7:13 a.m. Samuel Jackson OT 6’6” 332 Bradenton, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:14 a.m. Julio Castillo OT 6’6” 315 Mayo, Fla. ★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:19 a.m. T.J. Pitts LB 6’1” 250 Williston, Fla. ★★ ★★
2/1/17, 7:28 a.m. Stephon Zayas DE 6’6” 210 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:31 a.m. Jeremiah Zio DE 6’8” 245 St. Petersburg, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:35 a.m. Gabriel Davis WR 6’3” 215 Sanford, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 7:59 a.m. Darriel Mack Jr. QB 6’3” 215 Norfolk, Va. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 8:00 a.m. Rennard Bozeman CB 5’10” 173 Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 8:15 a.m. Marlon Williams WR 6’0” 205 Mobile, Ala. ★★★ ★★★★
2/1/17, 8:16 a.m. Kalia Davis LB 6’2” 250 Pensacola, Fla. ★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 8:47 a.m. Noah Vedral QB 6’2” 184 Wahoo, Neb. ★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 10:46 a.m. Bentavious Thompson RB 6’1” 190 Miami, Fla. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 10:50 a.m. Sterling Jones ILB 6’2” 225 Montgomery, Ala. ★★★ ★★★
2/1/17, 11:15 a.m. Lionel “LJ” Cummings OLB 6’3” 205 Bartow, Fla. ★★ n/a
2/2/17 Cordarrian Richardson RB 6’0” 240 Memphis, Tenn. ★★★★ ★★★★


Quotes from University of Central Florida head coach Scott Frost via’s Juan Toribio.

“We had some deficiencies on our roster whether it was depth or talent at certain spots that we needed to address, and I think between last year’s recruiting class and this year’s recruiting class, we’ve addressed almost all of them. I want to get to a program where we feel that we don’t have any real needs, and we can just take the best available players. I think this recruiting class has filled some holes on our roster that we needed to fill, and I think every year we get a recruiting class in here and get a chance to work with them, this program is going to keep getting better.”

Otis Anderson (RB)

Otis [Anderson] is another quick, fast guy that flourishes in our offense. He’s already working hard, and I love his attitue.”

Emmanuel Greene (WR)

Emmanuel Greene, I think, is a kid that’s going to give us a dynamic playmaker on the outside. Love his attitude.”

Gabriel Luyanda (OLB)

“We got one junior college outside linebacker in Gabriel Luyanda. He’s a special guy and a playmaker in space.”

Antwan Collier (CB)

“And then Antwan Collier is a guy that we got kind of late right before he was able to enroll in school in January. I think he gives us a lot of flexibility because he can play either spot in the secondary. He’s a big, tall, long, physical kid, and I look forward to great things from him, too.”

Mason Cholewa (DE)

Zamari Maxwell (DB)

Cole Schneider (OL)

“And then Cole Schneider is more a guy that I think is more of a center or guard for us. He’s a great kid, too. Just thrilled with the character and personalities of these kids. Cole is a championship wrestler. Really gritty and tough kid, and I think he’ll make a big time impact on our team as well.”

Samuel Jackson (OT)

Sam Jackson is a tackle that we’re really excited about. I think he has a really big upside. He looks the part. He’s going to come in here and look great. He has the right mentality. Really excited to get him in our program.”

Julio Castillo (OT)

Julio Castillo is a guy that I think flew under the radar in recruiting a little bit, from a small town up in Northern Florida. A lot of coaches don’t go through his town, but he looks the part, too. He’s got great character, a body that we can build upon, and I think he’s going to come in and have a chance to have a great career.”

T.J. Pitts (LB)

“If you watch his senior tape, it will blow you away. The kid is about 6 feet and a half inch and weighs about 250 pounds and runs around like a 160-pound guy—as tough as anybody you’ll find. We don’t care if that kid is a four-star or a one-star—we watched his tape and evaluated him and liked what he does.”

Stephon Zayas (DE)

Stephon Zayas from down in South Florida, I think, is a guy that has a huge upside. Big, tall kid. We need to get him in the weight room and put weight on him, but he’s a dynamic pass rusher off the edge.”

Jeremiah Zio (DE)

Gabriel Davis (WR)

“Well, the first thing that I liked about Gabe Davis was his personality. I met Gabe last year in December when I went up to recruit [UCF cornerback] Brandon Moore, and he’s got the type of personality that just gets your attention right away. I went up to watch the state semifinal game against Dr. Phillips and Sanford Seminole. It was a great game, good players on both sides. Gabe Davis dominated that game. He probably got overlooked by other schools because he’s not a typical wide receiver. He’s a little bigger and thicker than what other people are recruiting, but you just can’t deny his playmaking ability on the field and what he is able to accomplish on the field. I’m thrilled to have him in our program, and he has the type of intellect and personality that are going to give him a great opportunity to make an impact early.”

“I think we’re going to start Gabe out wide—that’s what he’s been doing in high school, and that’s where we’ll start him. We’ll see how strong [director of sports performance for football] Zach [Duval] gets him in the weight room. If he puts on a bunch of weight, we’ll make a decision to move him later on, but we’re going to let him do what he’s good at to begin with.”

Darriel Mack Jr. (QB)

Darriel [Mack] is a kid that we saw on tape from Virginia. I’ve been evaluating quarterbacks a long time, and I think his skillset is as good as I’ve seen in a lot of quarterbacks that I’ve seen going into college. He’s big, he’s physical, he can run, and he can throw. I think all that’s left for us to see on him is how quickly he can come in and pick everything up.”

Rennard Bozeman (CB)

Marlon Williams (WR)

“You know, every single kid in recruiting has a different story. Some kids start out not recruiting and end up at the top schools in the country. Marlon [Williams] was a little different. He started out committed to USC. When they fell through for whatever reason, there was kind of a feeding frenzy to try and get him interested. Marlon is a great kid. I’ve spent a limited amount of time with him, but his personality just shines through. Had the opportunity to watch him practice basketball the other day and shoot. I was 6-foot-3 and I could never dunk like he does. He’s an explosive athlete. I think he has the type of mind that will allow him to learn our system really quick, and I look forward to seeing to him making a pretty immediate impact.”

Kalia Davis (LB)

Kalia Davis is another kid. His junior tape was good, but he didn’t get as much recruiting attention, but if you watch his senior tape, he is a big and physical guy that runs around and has a nose for the football.”

Noah Vedral (QB)

Noah [Vedral] is a kid that had a great high-school football career in Nebraska, a great high-school basketball career in Nebraska and a great track career in Nebraska. Really intelligent kid with a really, really high upside, so I’m excited to adding both those kids to our program and see what they can do.”

Bentavious Thompson (RB)

Bentavious [Thompson], I think, is a guy that I don’t think has scratched the surface on what he can become yet. I’m really proud of him, in particular, from our signing class because of what he’s been through to get to where he is. He hasn’t had the easiest road. I think when we get him up here and get him in the weight program and start getting him the right nutrition and teaching him the right way, I think he can be a dynamic player for us. I’m excited to take him under our wing as a coaching staff and help him develop on and off the field and watch what he can become.”

Sterling Jones (ILB)

Sterling Jones is a kid that came along late. We beat some big time schools for him. If you watch his tape, it’s really good.”

Lionel “LJ” Cummings (OLB)

Cordarrian Richardson (RB)