Two running backs among Towson recruiting haul

Towson, MD ( - FCS national runner-up Towson brought in a pair of running backs as part of a 17-member signing class on Wednesday.

The Tigers are attempting to replace Terrance West, who declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season in which he rushed for 2,509 yards and scored 42 touchdowns - both FCS single-season records.

The two new running backs were Rutgers transfer Dontea Ayres and Greg White from West Catholic High School in Philadelphia.

Towson Tigers Recruiting Class

Player (Pos) HT WT Hometown (High School)

*Dontea Ayres RB 5-8 205 Salisbury, MD (Middletown/Rutgers)

Jesus Barrio OL 6-5 276 McKinney, TX (McKinney Boyd)

Reece Burnett DT 6-2 350 Springfield, VA (Lake Braddock)

Niquekko "Nico" Cook DE 6-5 225 Odenton, MD (Meade)

Monty Fenner CB 6-0 171 Chesapeake, VA (Oscar F. Smith)

Sam Gallahan WR 6-1 190 Springfield, VA (St. Stephen's & St. Agnes)

James Hall OT 6-5 317 Cape Coral, FL (Cape Coral)

Will Hayes LS 6-1 219 Winston-Salem, NC (North Forsyth)

Zach Heron TE 6-5 220 Hampstead, MD (Manchester Valley)

Matt Kauffman OT 6-5 291 York, PA (York Suburban)

Ellis Knudson QB 6-2 240 Alexandria, VA (Hayfields)

Tyron McDade CB 5-10 170 Bowie, MD (Friendship Collegiate Academy)

*Eddie Releford DE 6-4 225 Tacoma, WA (Lakes/Pima CC)

James Scott LB 6-1 215 Gloucester, VA (Gloucester)

Danny Sutton PK/P 6-0 165 New Hope, PA (New Hope-Solebury)

Marquise Watts TE 6-4 232 LaPlata, MD (North Point)

Greg White RB 5-9 190 Philadelphia, PA (West Catholic)

* - Transfer