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UNA Lions add 7 players during early signing period

Chris Willis and his staff added seven new players during the early signing period of college football
Credit: UNA Athletics

FLORENCE, Ala — The University of North Alabama has signed seven football players to National Letters of Intent with the program, including four high school signees and three transfers.

UNA head coach Chris Willis said the Lions have added three wide receivers, a quarterback, a running back, a defensive lineman and a linebacker.

The high school signees include brothers Daylon and SunDerrick Powell of Hoxie, Ark.; Jaquan Woods of Gadsden City High School in Gadsden, Ala., and Noah Young of Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala.

The transfers joining the UNA program are junior linebacker Delawrence Butler from Jones Community College, redshirt freshman wide receiver Jarvis Jones from Marshall University and redshirt senior defensive lineman Nickolos Madourie from Temple University.

As a senior at Hoxie High School, Daylon Powell rushed for 1,867 yards and 34 touchdowns and passed for another 1,593 yards and 20 TDs. His brother ShunDerrick, a running back, rushed for 1,829 yards and 28 touchdowns of his own. Both received multiple FBS offers after earning first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors and playing in the Blue-Grey All-American Game.

Woods was a three-year starter at Gadsden City and caught 33 passes for 520 yards and five TDs as a senior. A three-year starter in football, he also excelled on the track team.

Young caught 56 passes for 703 yards and nine touchdowns at Oak Mountain as a senior and was all-county in football and basketball.

Daylon Powell 6-2 200 FR QB Hoxie, Ark. Hoxie High
SunDerrick Powell 5-9 170 FR RB Hoxie, Ark. Hoxie High School
Jaquan Woods 5-11 170 FR WR Gadsden, Ala. Gadsden City High School
Noah Young  6-4 205 FR WR Birmingham, Ala. Oak Mountain High School

Delawrence Butler  6-0 220 JR LB Clinton, Miss. Clinton High School
Jones Community College

Jarvis Jones 5-11 170 R-FR WR Fort Myers, Fla. Dunbar High School
Marshall University

Nickolos Madourie 6-6 240 R-SR DL Sunrise, Fla. Piper High School
                                                                                                    Temple University