Local recruits headlined the 2015 National Signing Day Class for the Elon University football team. 13 of the 19 signees hail from the state of North Carolina, and all but one, defensive back Sam Eisenstadt, are from the southeastern region, an area that coach Rich Skrosky and his staff have focused on throughout the recruiting process.

"We're being very aggressive, particularly starting in the state of North Carolina, of identifying our prospects as early as we possibly can and that's already taking place [for the 2016 process] and that took place this time last year," Skrosky said. "All the local guys had early offers, and that's the way it should be."

Of the 13 signees from North Carolina, two Alamance County standouts -- wide receiver Tereak McCray of Williams High School and running back Malcolm Summers of Eastern Alamance High School -- were included in the class.

Other members of the class included quarterback Daniel Thompson from Boiler Springs High School in South Carolina and running back Nick Theos. Thompson, who represented South Carolina in the annual Shrine Bowl will come in and compete immediately with redshirt-freshman Connor Christiansen for the starting job next season. Theos, will come in as a redshirt-freshman after spending the fall as a member of the Naval Academy football team. He has four years of eligibility remaining and could provide an immediate boost to an Elon rushing corps that was depleted by injuries in 2014.


Full Elon Football 2015 Recruiting Class

Name Pos. Hometown / High School (Previous School)
Daniel Thompson QB Boiling Springs, S.C. / Boiling Springs
Matt Kowalewski OL Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic
CJ Toogood OL Holly Springs, N.C. / Holly Springs
Corey Joyner WR Mooresville, N.C. / Lake Norman
Josh Ramseur WR Newton, N.C. / Newton-Conover
Nick Theos RB Mount Pleasant, S.C. / Bishop England (Navy)
Sam Eisenstadt DB Locust, N.J. / Rumson-Fair Haven
Matt Baker LB Raleigh, N.C. / Heritage
Trevor Darby LB Cornelius, N.C. / Davidson Day
Tereak McCray WR Burlington, N.C. / Williams
Jordan Dollerson DL Florence, Ala. / Florence
Jon Thomas WR Atlanta, Ga. / Lovett
Alex Higgins OL Duluth, Ga. / Peachtree Ridge
Greg Liggs Jr. DB Greensboro, N.C. / Southeast Guilford
Kadrien Darity DL Winston-Salem, N.C. / Mount Tabor
Malcolm Summers RB Mebane, N.C. / Eastern Alamance
Warren Messer LB Garner, N.C. / Garner
Tariq Lane DB Wilmington, N.C. / Laney
Antwain Terry DL Wake Forest, N.C. / Wake Forest