Austin Peay signs transfer from Navy

Austin Peay's football program bolstered its team speed by adding Naval Academy transfer Jeremiah "J.J." Rutledge during the transfer signing period which began Wednesday.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound freshman is projected as a cornerback and kick return specialist for the Governors and has four seasons of eligibility remaining. He has been admitted for the spring semester.

A Clarksville native, he played wide receiver and defensive back at Northeast High School. He was a track and field standout as well.

"We are really glad to have J.J.," Austin Peay coach Rick Christophel said. "We recruited him out of high school. Not only is he a good corner, but he is a good return guy as well, which is going to help us tremendously."

Austin Peay finished 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference this season.